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, k -tablishf.o 1850. Incorporated 1888. i “ j. H. KSTILL, President. I HARD LOT OF THE BOOMER BUNGEE and hardship start a BIG RETREAT. Bread Selling at 15 Cents a Loaf ana Crackers at $1 50 Per Pound—A Rain .Adds to the Discomforts of the Shel terless Thousands—Secretary Noble Orders an Investigation Into the Conduct of the Government Officials. Chicago, April 25. —An Arkansas City, Kan., special says; “Chaos reigns, not only in Oklahoma, but in the entire tribu tary country. The railroad is prostrated, and communication is entirely' cut off. The Western Union, with its crush of train-dis patching, would not touch a message of any other character in the territory, though the earth swallowed thetown site. Guthrie’s hack seems broken, and there is a furious stampede to got out. The people there are wild from the deprivations that the lack of shelter, water and food impose upon them. To these distresses are. added the misfor tunes of temperature, heat and the absence of means of flight. When your correspond ent reached Willow Springs from the Dia mond Bar ranchos he learned from dis patches that neither the north or south bound passenger trains, shortly duo, had been heard from. MORE ARRIVALS. “An hour of waiting passed when a train of twenty cattle cars crept up from the south. Tuo cars were locked, but upon the roots, the buffers, amid the coal on the ten der, on the pilot and gangway of the loco -I,i tive and packed in and upon the caboose was a dense and miserable throng of men. The train from Guthrie had started with its strange load at 6 o’clock in the evening. It was useless to attempt to enforce laws re stricting railroad travel. The people wore fleeing practically for their lives. They had aided to the long periods of privation suf fering of seventeen hours without food or protection from the cold. No trains had passed them and none was in sight behind. They had left a howling mob in Guthrie baffled in its efforts to join in the flight. RETURN OF THE CORRESPONDENT. "Ihe uselessness of proceeding to Guthrie was apparent and the correspondent secu-ed a footing for one foot and returned to this point with the laggard train. Since dark other freight trams have followed, having made eighty-five miles from Guthrie in from six to fourteen hours. The cans are piled with fugitives, thirsty and famine stricken, and Arkansas City is crowed as it was before the descent. Some experiences are pitiful. At: ruble storm last night raised the mis eries of Guthrie to almost a horror. A vio lent wind arose as the sun sank, and filled tneair with the stifling red alkali dust that screws the plain. A deluge of rain suc ceeded and through the night it beat upon thousands of shelterless people. The railroad is utterly incompetent in the emergency and is delivering baggage and express too slowly to be of any use to the unprotected. The fugitives c o r with joy as they alight here aud rush t > the hydrants and eating houses. Curses are heaped upon the region, aid Govern ment Marshals Needless and Jones are ele vated without stint aud the railroad is de -4 sliced for its feeble services. GUTHRIE WITHOUT FORM. "Guthrie is without form. The original streets have disappeared aud new streets lining plowed every hour. Values have fallen to prac ically nothing and confidence is at a low ebb. Those who aro not going home have announced their intention of moving upon the CUcrookee strip, aud it is reported that hundreds of boomers in wagons have already done so. 8 ores of men surrendered their claims to lots in Guthrie without effort to prev serve or dispose of them. A south-bound passenger train arrived hero long after tmn, or iwded with pilgrims for Guthrie, nn i few could be dissuaded by the lament i !. i.softhe fugitives, it Is impossible to J rehet what the next few days will de velop.’’ THE FIRST NATURAL DEATH. \ special from Arkansas City says: “The tirst natural death in Oklahoma occurred “t Oklahoma City yesterday. Thomas O Noll, ; young married man from Alar ■hall, Mo., died of a congestive chill, brought on by exertion aud exposure. -iuny cases of pneumonia are reported.” CLAIMS DESERTED. S' - - Louis, April 25. —An Arkansas City *1 em,vl to the Uepublie says: “A number 'f clain.s have beou deserted in various parts of the territory, and wagons can bo frequently on the back trail. Many of t. edi gruntled threaten to “squat” on the i'- 1, s hi surrounding Oklahoma. Some ..* t*h back on the Cherokee strip, others W1 7 co down into the country tnJ leas ftirrua from the Indians. oat cnu itry is being rapidly settled by jnrnvTs who pay an annual heau right cr ,t, a T ! , '”L l ' ll e privilege of tilling the soil " ” he country is as much superior to Mahmna as is the Cnerokeo outlet, aud here is ag, eat deal of complaint among Inri, om8! * that the poorest laud in the k a , t-rritury sh mid have boon the only land open to settlement. (i many contests. Respite t discourage! nent, however, ar C ut(,,tß f°r the possession of land irL i:t i I '® l *' An interesting case has . ' , where two men arrived on the same ~i or section, not five minutes apart. OrinHt™' “' nvu * claimed possession by , ~y. ihe second male improve- J' . nni ' clainjed that it was v lv! ri ’ V " m< m k which perfected the ..in ,t occupancy. This cast will o ili>. ? ,altßll i° the land office for lull' if**! 1 ' “h evidence of the ingrati ■ the republic, it may bo mentioned ji!‘* ' ' nt est las already boon til 'd against ■ uun.i. f Capt. Couch, the old boom, r • • r. on the cunous gmund that he dis t . .. himself from making entry by en ■ . i.ig the territory years ago on boomer Gton.B. Weaver, of lowa, Ots-m,,., P er *t*nt advocates of the had i iP-i main congress, lias also cuswi, s’ a J. m c °htested, and has l>een ac ihroa" Uilliptll ' K tu taku tha P°°P lo l*y "Tt rjU> ‘ T,MERS o tit in the cold. faro,! Loonier leaders have not U~, Ar ‘y number of plainsmen ran w r „ lvin R mound Purcell who hav, nm ~ . l Ptl - aad oulru!1 by men who ti "? U ‘ u L'Uit of their years of sacri htn r ' , , I** ’a* 4 '* ll philosophically, ■ wh! 8 , bl r ! ’ *” d “ murdered boy of ■ 1 h" Sbot i w,l en found m puss ssion that hi! , V '! M c '*r. °wos his death to r ... ‘if. "'bother he was partially re kiii’.,V i,i_ , 16 or not. The man who own fur ba<l W| rked it for for his Mntod -t tr * ,J’ aKt ' ft was brooiliy ttnri! ifmid Urc *H hbat the old coin ms is h sm a rf^f U i , outthe , but. to Ot doing R , they assisted him t' h£Zh Mmlc °’' Twenty claims have the detrnt 1, im! V nf ' n f h * a: ‘d last, night in fr'rt.J, El 1 J 0 ®" 11 ‘-is claim for |25. The thiu,., . *? nt over town sites con future*” IUJcII Lr o uhl is promised for The Morning News. TO BE DRIVEN OUT. A special to the liepublio from Arkansas City, Kansas, says: “The refugees who left Oklahoma and took up quarters in tho Cherokee outlet are to be driven from their present stopping place. Orders to that effect have been issued by Gen. Merritt, and Capt. Hayes expects to carry them out in a day or two. There aro now fully 200 families camped in wagons and tents along the line which divides the outlet from tho territory of Oklahoma, and stretched along for several miles this side of it. Nearly all of them are in a condition of poverty, and but few have the means, and less the dispo sition, to move on. Nearly all of them have expressed a determination to remain in the strip until that country is open to set tlement. Capt. Hayes will carry out the orders of Geu. Merritt, and a great deal of suffering, if not actual bloodshed, is feared in consequence. FEARS OF AN INDIAN UPRISING, “Another danger which threatens the unfortunate settlers is tho probability of a ris ng of the Ponca Indians, on whose res ervation most of them are located. It is understood here that the Poncas held a war dance night before last, and resolved to dig up the hatchet in case their lands are encroached upon. The Ponca braves are not numerous, but are very well armed. The settlers are not defenseless, as nearly every man carries a rifle and revolvers. It is known that the Ponca chieftain Standing Buffalo has gone to Washington to protest against the occupancy of the Cherokee lands by the white settlers. It is possible that the troops may be called upou to de fend the settlers from the Indians, or the Indians from the settlers, before the trouble i3 ended. Every tram passing through here to the north is loaded with people going out of Oklahoma territory in a huge state of disgust. The inflowing tide is not so great. It is evident that a reaction has set in. The news from Guthrie, and all points below to day, is of a peaceful character.” GEN. MERRITT’S ESTIMATE INCOMPREHEN SIBLE. Arkansas City, April 25.—Gen. Mer ritt’s report of the numbers in Oklahoma is incomprehensible. The estimate here is that fully 15.000 people are now in Guthrie and more than 50,000 in the territory. Nearly twice as many as he allows for the whole territory, left this place at one time, and are still pouring in. all news belated. Kansas City, April 25.—A Star special from Guthrie via rail to Arkansas City, says: “The facilities for getting news here are no better than two days ago. All matter has to bo sent by messenger to Arkansas City, and, as the best time from there is eight hours, news is necessarily that much late. The corps of surveyors was yester day increased to four, ami work was in the afternoon. All attention is paid to this work, as on it depends every lot own er’s claim. No attention has been paid to the proposed streets, a man without a lot pitching his tent anywhere, proposed streets or not, trusting that the survey will give him something. Provisions continue scarce. Oue man yesterday sold thirty bar rels of bread, 5-cent loaves selling at 15 cents, or two for a quarter. The supply ran out, and while the people were willing to pay the exorbitant price, it could not be had at all. CRACKERS COME HIGH. “Crackers found ready sale at $1 50 per pound. A grocer announcad that lie had given |6O for the privilege of breaking open a car which contained his stock. He soon made it up. Tho inconvenience caused by the blockade of freight here is beyond com putation. It gets worse instead of better. Freight, express and baggage increase with each train, . aud lack of holp prevents prompt distribution. The water question continues a serious one. Before the end of the week welis will be sunk. Despite the fact that every train takes out large uum- . bers of dissatisfied settlers, every train brings in as many more, so there is little cnange in the actual number here. THE LOT QUESTION. “The lot question continues to be the all important onu. Ihe class of men who were on the ground before the hour of opening, and who are standing together, will bo hard to oust from their lots, but the people are determined. Filing continues slow. It has never reached 100 any day. The order hero is phenomenal. No whisky is to be bought. A gentleman who is now speculating on lots, has the promise of the agency of one eastern brew ery for the entire territory, and he is bank ing on great profits. The sun is very hot, and where the sod has been spaded or plowed up the soil is mealy and blows in every direction. PROMINENT CITIZENS DIRTY. “Prominent citizens are dirty, and a scarcity of water prevents cleanliness. Citizens’ meetings are held three times per day. Chairman Constantine is so hoarse he can hardly speak. The demands of the people in Guthrie for railroad service to get out are accumulating,and are becoming so urgent that trouble is feared. “1 he collision north of Htewart, caused by an operator’s carelessness, has made the Santa F road very cautious. The wreck, from the accounts of eye witnesses, is much worse than was reported. Both engines are terribly smashed and two full cars of cattle got away and were lost in the timber. One half mile of track built around the wreck is still u-ed. The reported numbe* of settlers on the Cherokee strip is exaggerated. Only a few are camping more than two days in a place. It will take Capt. Hayes hut a short time to clear the strip. The demand for its opening, however, is pressing, and it is the belief that this year will witness its settle ment.’’ MORE MILITARY. A special to the Times from King Fisher s ;ys that three more companies of infantry have been ordered there, to to commanded by Capts. Aurnau, Cavanaugh and Chance. There is no disorder, and the troops are sent merely as a precautionary measure. Th first baby was born ycstorday. It first saw the light of the world m u wagon and was christened Oklahoma Lewis. Its parents are from Texas. A number of settlers have claimed half of their section as the town cite and have name,! it King Fisher. They have elected a mayor and coUi.cil and are running in op position to the original King Fisher. John A. Blair, secretary of the Cherokee Live Kt >ck Association, and three others, have entered a section between hero and the strip line. It is said that the Itoek Island road will build a depot on the site. One of the Blair party who paid S3OO for u lot was chased off by a settler who had first taken possession. The settler was armed with a hatchet. There are throe or four contests on nearly every claim, and laud lawyers are preparing for a harvest. LEASING FROM INDIANS. A special to the Times from l’urcell savs: “Thousands of disappointed home seekers returning from Oklahoma are obtaining leasts from the Indian* in the Chickasaw, Choctaw and Creek nations. Many of the Indians welcome the white settl-rs, and some are said to favor an allotment in severalty of their entire reservation. BUILDING HOUSES. A special to the limes from Outhrlo. says: "Guthrie is thriving. A dossn new and substantial houses have been erected, uad the sound of the hammer greets one on SAVANNAH, GA., FRIDAY, APRIL 2C>, 1889. every side. Two banks are doing a geod business, and at the post office things are running more smoothly. Congressman Weauer of lowa was here tieday and addressed a large crowd, advising the settlers to organize and provide for local governnmont at once. This afternoon a committee on public order, consisting of twentey-eight settlers, representing as many different states and territories, held a meeting and appointed a corps of official surveyors who are to survey and plot the town. Silas Anderson was appointed city official with six assistants. The laws of Kansas and the municipal regulations of Wichita were se lected to prevail untii a charter can be ob tained. Judge 33, M. Clark was appointed provisional police judge. To supply water it was ordered that a public well be dug on each half section of the town plat. The citizens of West Guthrie held an election yesterday. James Dooley of lowa was elected mayor, and a full ticket, including councilman,was chosen. At a few minutes past 8 o’clock this morning, by actual count, there were 425 men in line at the land office, and at 9:15 o’clock there were 228 men in line at the postoffice, 500 having already been waited on.” NORTH BOUND TRAVEL. Wichita, Kan., April 25. —A special to the Eagle from Pond Creek says: “North bound travelers aro increasing and travel ers from King Fisher report that the settlers are being crowded into the Cherookeo strip, where they are squatting, declaring their intention to remain on the land until it is declared open for settlement by the Presi dent. The facilities for handling both pas sengers and freight from Reno creek to King Fisher are still inadequate for all the demands.” AN INVESTIGATION ORDERED. Washington, April 25.—Immediately upon receipt of the press reports that gov ernment officials and others temporarily in the government employ in Oklahoma had used their authority as such offi cials to secure prior rights in lands in the territory in disregard of the rights of others, the Pres ident and Secretary Noble toleg raphed special agents of the department, now in the territory, to make a thorough and prompt investigation of the facts in the case, and upon its completion to imme diately notify the Secretary of their find ings. The report is expected during this week. In speaking of the matter to-day, Secretary Noble said that not the least shadow of injustice to settlers in Oklahoma would be tolerated for a moment, and as soon as the facts in the case could be ascetained, if officials were found to have been implicated in any attempted injustice or wrong-doing, the action of the govern ment in the matter would be very prompt and decisiye. SPEEDY HEARINGS ON THE CONTESTS. Commissioner Stockslager of the general land office to-day said that from present in dications the contest over land claims in Oklahoma would ultimately involve nearly every quarter section of land in that terri tory. This being the case, he thought it probable that the department would make the Oklahoma contest cases a separate class, and dispose of them at once. Otherwise, in the ordinary course of business it would likely be eighteen months or two years before they could be reached. Contests in which abandonment is charged could not be passed upon until after the ex piration of six months, as the law docs not recognize separation of claim for a shorter period than six month* as an abandonment, but cases in which fraud or violation of the law or President’s proclamation in going into tiie territory prior to April 82 figure could be tried and disposed of at once. DUQUBSNE’S STRIKERS. Imported Italians Compelled to Beat a Retreat. Pittsburg, April 25.—This evening thir teen Italians came up on the boat and succeeded in getting in the Duquesne works before the strikers could prevent them. A mob of 200 or 300 gathered about the vicinity and threatened to break down the gates. A number of revolvers were flourished, and several shots were fired in the air. Supt. Treat came out and the mob demanded that the Italians be sent away at once, or they would force their way into the works and bring them out. They were determined, and the superintendent turned the new comers off. The gates were open, and the Italians marched to the station unmolested, taking the first traiu for Pittsburg. The situation is very grave. Sheriff McCandless posted a proclamation this afternoon ordering the men to dis perse, but so far no attention has been paid to it. WEAVERS ON A STRIKE. They Demand an Advance in Wages ot 10 Per Cent. Rockville, Conn., April 25.— A1l the weavers, 150 in number, employed by the White Manufacturing Company in the gingham mill, struck this morning for a 10 per cent, increase in wages. The demand was refused. By a change in the work the weavers now receive 89 cents per 100 yards whore they formerly made 93 cents. They demand 1 cent a yard. If the weavers re main out, they will oblige the company to stop two niills.jomployiug 400 hands. The strike caused a shut and jwii at Qing ham mill to-night. The other mill will close tomorrow, throwing 400 persons out of work. Cyrus White, president and treasurer of the company, states that the mills will remain closed until the weavers return to work at the wages offered. ST. LOUIS’ CARPENTERS. A Maes Meeting Votes to End the btrike at Once. St. Louis, April 35.—At a large meeting of striking carpenters this noon, a proposi tion to return to work for bosses who have agreed to tho eight I our a day systorn and to pay 35 cents per hour wages was put to a vote and carried by a large majority. This practically ends the strike,as in all likelihood all the bosses will recognize these terms. The question of formally recognizing tti Brotherhood of Carpenters stands as it did before, the bosses not liaviug yielded that point. AN OYSTER CAPTAIN’S TRIAL. Four Years' Imprisonment and SIOO Fine for Firing on a Police Boat. Baltimore, April 25.— The American’s Chestertown, Md., special says; “Tho trial of Capt. Cain, of the oyster boat Robert J. McAllister, for firing <>u Capt. Charles KV r, commander of the state police boat Helen M. Baughman, while in tho discharge of his official duties, and for firing on the Helen M. Baughman, was conclued here to-day. Judge Joseph A. Wicks imp-se 1 a sentence of four years in the state peniten tiary and a fine of $100." Death of a Clergyman. Harrihbubo, V a., April 35.—Rev. L. C. Miller, a prominent minister of the Metho dist Lpiscopal church south, died here this niorniug. Hehal been retired sometime ago on account of 111 health. MAY BE A FALSE ALARM. SANFORD’S CASE POSSIBLY NOT ONE OF YELLOW FEVER. Jacksonville and Sanford Both Skep tical as to the Correctness of the Diagnosis—The Latter City So Clean That the People Have Been Counting on Taking a Prize. Jacksonville, Fla., April 25.—The flutter in this city yesterday and at Sanford the day before has subsided, and things aro moving along in the oven tenor of their way again. The following was reeoived to day : Sanford, Fla., April 35. To O. B. Smith, Mayor: There are no new developments. I think it unnecessary to quarantine against Sanford, as Sanford has quarantined herself for fifteen days, and all suspects are closely watched as far as practicable. The place of the case was un fortunately a lodging house. Will wire you if there are any other cases or new developments. R. P. Daniel, M. D., President State Board of Health. At Sanford all is ouiot and the excite ment has abated. There is a stroug belief here that Mrs. Demont died of malarial fever, as she was as sick ten days before as at the time of her death. No one visiting her shows symptoms of sickness. Jackson ville has no fear, but is vigilant. MEETING OF THE SANITARY ASSOCIATION. An adjourned meeting of the Jackson ville Sanitary Association was held this afternoon to receive and act on the roport of tho nomination committee appointed at the last meeting. This committee, consist ing of seven prominent citizens, reported the following names to form tho executive committee for the ensuing year: lit. Rev. E. G. Woed, Rev. Father Konnv, J. C. L’Engle, Peter Jones, William A. Macduff, D. T. Gerow aud A. W. Cockerel, Jr. It was resolved to have the association incor porated and the perpetuate committee on relief through the surviving members wore asked to keep thoir organization up. The association pledged its heartiest support whenever'needed. After passing a strong re solution of thanks to P. E. McMurray, J. M. Schumacher and P. McQuaid, too old members of the executive committee, for their energetic work last summer the meet ing adjourned. Surgeon General Hamilton’s statement that an epidemic in Florida this year is almost impossible is considered as vtrv re assuring. It was to bo expected that there would be numerous sonseless reports this year, as this is invariably the case every where in the world after an epidemic of any kind. An old adage has it that lightning never strikes twice in the same plane. There i3 no good reason to believe that the South Atlantic coast is going to prove au excep tion to the rule. SANFORD’S SKEPTICISM. Sanford, Fla., April 26.— -Several phy sicians aud a large number of people here still believe that Mrs. Demout’s ailment was not yellow fever. She had been sick too long and there are other grounds on which to base the skepticism. Interviews with every physician here show that there is not a single case of dangerous or sus picious illness in the city. The city is so clean that the people have been counting on capturing the Borden prize of SI,OOO offered for the cleanest town iu the state. CHEAPER COAL. A Big Revival in the Schuylkill Iron Region Counted On. Philadelphia, April 35.— A special to the Public Ledger from Reading says: “A number of furnace men were interviewed here this afternoon on the action of the Philadelphia and Reading company in re ducing the price of furnace coal to the iron men in the Schuylkill valley at mines 25 cents, or from $2 10 to $1 85 per ton, and they unite in saying that it will undoubtedly result in a big re vival in tbe iron trade throughout this section. The reduction only includes furnace coal, the largest size used in the manufacture of iron, but, at the same time, tolls have been reduced 8 cents per ton, on an average, to all tho furnaces in the Schuylkill valley. The furnace men in this section will now get their coal at prices lower than for years. This will make the price of furnace coal at Reading $2 a ton, aud tbe price* at other places in pro portion; ail lower than in tbe Lehigh valley. The Reading board of trade, in conjunction with the boards in other cities, is now mov ing to get cheaper freight rates from the railroad companies for manufacturers in this section.” A STATE LINE WAR. An Agreement Just In Time to Pre vent Bloodshed. Nashville, Tenn, April 25.—A special to the Banner from Bristol says: “An agreement has been effected that will pre vnt any collision between Tennessee am! Virginia officers on account of the undetermined location of the state line. Yesterday morning cou trymen armed with shotguns and pistols gatheied from every direction, and when one of tho leading lawyers for "Virginia advised that men be put to work, aud Hheriff Cartwright be shot down If he toucues one of them, it looked as if blood shed were unavoidable. The injunction cases and processes f r contempt will remain in statu, quo to be fought in tbe courts. KILLED BY D7NAMITB. The Corpaes of Two Men Found Five Rods from tbe Scene. Detroit, Mich., April 25. — A special to the Journal from Homer says: “James Connor of this village and James Harris were killed by a premature explosion of dynamite this morning, three miles east of hereon the latter’s premises. Thu tw . left homo to blow out stumps, aud hod twenty five pound* of dynamite. Their bodies were found blown five rods in opposite directions from whero the explosion took place." To Vote on Prohibition. Hartford, Conn., April 25.—The House has voted to recede from its former v tc, and concur with tho ISennte in submitting to tho people a prohibitory amendment The vote stood 133 yens to f*B nays, one more than the necessary two-thirds. The House refused to reconsider the vote.] an l the amendinout will be submitted to the people. Forgery Conteaned. Hartford, Conn., April 25.—Charlci E. Woodruff of New Briton has confessed tto commission of forgeries aggregating $40,000. Woodruff sai l it would be ex plained, but subsequently confessed. He gave bimseli and will have u bearing to-morrow. High License In New York. Albany, N. Y., April 25.—At midnight, after a long debate, the Senate passed the high license bill, recently approved by tbe assembly. Tbe vote ws a party one, ex cept that tbe Buffalo representative, a re publican, voted no with the democrats. PALMETTO PHYSICIANS. The New Members Admitted to the State Association. Charleston, 8. C., April 25.—The State Medical Association met this morning nt 10 o’clock ami elected tho following new mem bers: W. H. Dial of I .aureus, 8. K. Mc- Cutchens of Kershaw, H. B, Lee of James Island, W. L. Young of Sanders, J. C. Woodruff of Edisto, J. Sehlappergrell, G. 8. Missilldine and O. M. Rnise, all of Charles ton, W. Bailey of Georgetown. W. W. Clement and T. P. Covington of Florence, D. 8. Duboise of Edgefield; W. J. Garner ot Darlington, T. O. Marion of Richburg, K. L. Patterson of Barnwell. W. O. Nisbetof Lancaster, T. L. Cornwell of Rock Hill, J. H. Wage of Blackville, D. W. Youngblood of Bradley, D. C. Scott of Kings tree, D. IC. Briggs of Blackville, 8. Prioleau of Summerville. A resolution was adopted appointing l.aureus as the place of the next meeting. TnE OFFICERS. The following officers were elected be fore adjourning: President—Dr. Joseph Evans of Florence. Vice • Presidents—llrs. E. J. MeKie of Edgefield, Thomas McCoy of Laurens and J. F. Napier of Marlboro. Corresponding Secretary—Dr. J. L. Daw son of Charleston. Recording Secretary—Dr. W. P. Porcher of Charleston. Treasurer—Dr. H. W. DeSaussure of Charleston. Delegates to the American Medical Asso ciation—Drs. R. A, Ktuloch, H. 8. Hughe son, U. B. Mayor, Jr., J. R. Bratton, T. P, Bailey, D. 8. Pope, Goorgo Howe, Thomas Logare, W. H. Claddings, K. W. Taylor, T. J. McKie, T. O. Simons, B. F. Wiuiar, C. R. Faber and F. P. Porcher. A resolution offered iu the morning ses sion, providing for the appointment of a censor to review the action of tho state board of medical examiners, was tabled. Tho convention then adjourned .sine die. MARTIN-DUN BAR. A Brilliant Wedding aud Reception at Augusta. Augusta, Ga., April 25.—The weddiug of Alfred U. Martin, Jr., of Savannah and Miss Sallie Dunbar to-mght was a brilliant social event, and one of the most beautiful weddings ever Been in Augusta. It took placo at St. Paul’s Episcopal church, and in the absence of the rector, Rev. C. C. Will iams, Rev. John Gass of the Church of the Atonement officiated. Tho four ushers were friends of the bride, namely, L. G. Doughty. H. C. Lamar, H. M. North and P. C. Lamar. The groomsmen were all from Savannah, and were J. H. Hunter, lloustoun Thomas, (lladding Hull,J Wallace Gumming, John Williamson, Theodore Gor don, Fred A. Habersham and John W. Huger. THE BRIDESMAIDS. The bridesmaiils were Miss Eiise Martin, Miss Mamie Dunbar. Mrs. Harper Davison, Miss Mamie Williams, Miss Marie Allen, Miss Lizzie Alexander, Mlss Savannah Bar rett, Miss Nannie Holt, of Macon, and Miss Nora Palmer, of Washington. The bride’s little sister, Afiss Jennie Dunbar, preceded the bride to the altar, bearing a cushion for her to kneel upon. Tho chancel was beautifully dressed with palms and flowers. From the cnurch the bridal party repaired to tho home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. ti. Dunbar, where an elegant reception was hold, ami the long life, health and prosperity of the bride and groom were pledged iu wine of the vintage of 1882. The presents were numerous and very handsome. Mr. and Mrs. Martin left to i ight for New York, and au extended bridal tour. MAY PROVE A MURDER. One Negro Shoots Another In a Row at Augusta. Augusta, Ga.. April 25. —Two negroes, named Robert Gardner and George Will iams, had a difficulty to-day which may end fatally. After some sharp words Gard ner raised his stick and started for Will iams, declaring that he would break his head. The latter fired ou him, shooting him in the left side, passed completely through the body, aud lodged just beneath the skin of tho right side. Williams immediately after tho shooting went down to police headquar ters and gave himself up. Tie is held in jail to await the result of Gardner’s wound, wliicn may prove fatul. jaaup in a frenzy. A Reward Offered for the Arrest of the Incendiary. Jesup, Ga., April 25.—The citiznns of Jesup seem determined to do everything that can lie done to apprehend the incendi ary who burned the Altarnaba hotel. A reward of $1)00 has already been subscribed, and it will be increased. Every citizen who hat. subscribed says, if needed, he will will ingly double the amount, 'l'ho citizens an; indignant, and every effort will be made to appro head (he criminals. Wed ffed at Quitman. Quitman, Ga., April 25.— Wallace M. Hunter, a prominent young business man of CaUkill, K. Y., and Miss Jessie May Thrasher, one of Quitman’s most popular young ladles, were married at the Methodist church last night. After the ceremony a brilliant reception was hoi 1 at the resilience of the bride’s fatln r, Mr. John T. Thrasher, in which a hundred invited guests partici pated. Mr. and Mrs. Hunter will leave Monday on a wedding tour to Niagara Falls and other points of interest. Fort Gaines Facts. Fokt Oaineh. Ga., rVpril 25.—The fruit cr p near Fort Gaines is much larger than that of lust year, and the fruit seems to bo much bettor—the LeCoute pear crop is oi pocially much better. The steamer Lotus No. 2, made her llrst trip on the Chattahoochee river last weak. Storm at Augusta. AUGUSTA, Ga., April 25. —At noon to day Augusta had a severe bail storm, and ram, thunder aud lightning followed in the afternoon. New York’s Chess Contest. New York, April 25. Eight drawn cliesi game* and one adjourned cams were played off to-day. The adjourned game was between /ilackbnruc and Mason. The rest resulted as follows: J. W. liaird won from Bird; Hurrille won from I). G. Baird; Hanhain won from Hurrille; Judd won from Bho waiter; Delraar won from Mcl-eod; Mason won from Gossip; Tscbi gorin won from Pollock; Weiss won from Lipscbutz. fcunday Traffics Restricted. Montreal, April 25. —General Manager Hicks uof thf Grand Trunk railway has ordered that no freight trains ba run on Sunday with the exception of tho** carry ing live stock and perishable goods. It ia stated that tbs Delaware and Hudson is also in sympathy witn tbs movement BOULANGER'S PLANS. No Manifesto to be Issued Imme diately, as Reported. London, April 25. —In au interview to day. lien. Boulanger denied tho report that ho would immediately issue a manifesto explaining his intentions, and stated that as yet ho had no thought of doing so. Tho general has received scores of bouquets, sent to him by admirers in Franco, lie has received many invitations to attend par ties, to be givon in his honor by persons who are desirous of seeing him. It is reported that the French government will arrest any one found leaving the coun try witn letters for Gen. Boulanger on the ground that it is a breach of the postal monopoly. Lords Alcester and Churchill called on Gen. Boulanger to-d iy, the latter remain lug half an hour with the general. CAUSE OK HOCHKKOHT’H DEPARTURE. Brussels, April 25. — M. Rochefort’s de iiarture from Brussels was due to a request roin the Belgian government that ho leave the country. DAMAGING EVIDENCE. I’arih, April 25. -The LHx Xnuvierne Sieclc says that the KefTato commission con ducting the Boulanger trial has in its pos session receipts signed by Gen. Boulanger for mouey given to him in consideration of certain services to he rendered by him in the event of his becoming president. A state official to-day testified that ho had seen similar documents. LEO’S SPANISH COHORTS. The Promise of tho Prelates Appears to Have Been Broken. Madrid, April 25.— At the sessiou of the Catholic congress here to-day Prof. Sanchez Castro denounced Italv’s treatment of the papacy. His speech has caused the Spanish government considerable Be fore the opening of the congress the prelates promised the government hero that nothing would he said or done that might irritate King Humbert. Kasaon En Route to Berlin. London, April 25. —Mr. Kasson, one of tho American commissioners sent to Berlin to treat on Samoan allairs, lias left Lon don for that city. ENGLAND’S DELEGATES. It is officially announced that Sir Edward Malet, the British ambassador at Berlin; Mr. Scott, the British minister at Berlin, ami Mr. Crowe, have boon appointed dele gates to the Samoan conference. minister Pendleton's retirement. Berlin, April 25. —United States Minis ter Pendleton will take no part, in the con ference of Samoan affairs. He presented his letters of recall to Emperor William this afternoon, and will immediately retire from Berlin. The alfairs of the legation will bo conducted by Chapman Colrau, lirat secretary of the legation. Austria's Empress. Vienna, April 25. —The Abend Post offi cially protests against the slanderous report of the foreign press in regard to the health of Empress Elizabeth. It asserts that sho has not suffered seriously, although deeply affiicted ut. the untimely death of the lain Crown Priuco Rudolph. She had a severe attack of neuralgia, but the trouble is abating. A Conference of Unionists. London, April 25.—A unionist confer ence was hold at Birmingham to-day. A resolution was adopted affirming that the land question was the root of the Irish dis content, and urging tho government to introduce in the House of Commons, without delay, u measure to enable tenants to be come owners of land. Roumanla’s New King. Bucharest, April 25. —King Charles re ceived the municipal committee to-day. lie officially announced to them that his nephew, Priuco Ferdinand, had boon selected as heir to the throno of Routnauia, and that the official residence was boiug prepared for him in the capital. Holland's King. The Hague, April 25.— 1 tis slated that it will be announced on April 50 that the King of Holland resumes his duties as sov ereign. Stoeeker Not to Retire. Berlin, April 25. —Einporor William has declined to accept the resignation of Hr. Stoeeker, court chaplain. Gold at 60 Per Cent. Premium. Buenos Ayres, April 25.— G01d com mands a premium here of 50 per cent. AN ENGINE HOUSE BURNED. All the Locomotives Run Out Except One. Onancock, Va., April 25.—The engine bouse of the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk railroad at Cape Charles City caught fire yesterday, nnrl was burned to the ground. A number of engines wore in the house at the time, but all except one were gotten out before being much dam ag'd. Ti e loss to the railroad company will be $9,000. The insurance is unknown. A BLAZE AT NEW YORK, New Yoiiu, April 25.—Fire to-night do-, stroyed the building occupied by the Har lem Electric Lighting Company, a church that waa in the rear of it on One Hundred and Twenty-first street, and tho carriage factory of J. J. Keppler & Cos. The loss to the oleetrlc light company is estimated at SIOO,OOO and to the churcu and factory at $50,000. All the losses are covered by in surance. EXECUTIONS IN MINNESOTA. The Punishment to Be Inflicted in Privacy. St. Paul, Minn., April 25.—'The state legislature ha* passed a capital punishment law sirndar in some respects to the New York law. Undor its provisions a prisoner is to he kept in solitary confinement and 6eo no one but his family, his lawyers arid bis spiritual adviser. He is to be executed before sun-rise, and may invito three per sons to be present. Tue sheriff invite* six persons beside* a surgeon. It is made a misdemeanor for any newspaper to publish anything more about the execution than the mere fact. FREIGHT TRAINS UOLUDK. Two Men Already Dead and a Third Too Badly Injured to Live. Cincinnati, April 25.—A dispatch from Glen Mary, Tetin., says a collision occurred there yesterday between two freight trains on the Cincinnati Mouthers road, as the result of the forgetfulness of the eugineer of one of them. The collision occurred a mile south of Gien Mary. Brnksniau Taylor, Conductor Hiceliue and Engiuser Husk w*r badly crusnsd. The llrst two died r-xui after being extricated. Engineer Rusk’s injuries are fatal. Two other* ware slightly injured. 4 DAILY. *lO A Y .R, i ■J 5 CENTS A ' Ol’Y. \ I WEEKLY, A >. EAR. 1 DUDLEY 31A KKS A DENIAL A LURID LETTER PRONOUNCED A CLEAR, COLD FORGERY. In the Epistle the Colonel Was Made to Say that the President Is too Cow ardly to Be Seen Consulting With Him—Tlio Language Sounds Suspi cious. Washington, April 25.—C01. W. W. Dud ley is now denying und explaining another letter. This time it is one purporting to have boen sent to his old friend and army comrade, Bam Van Pelt of Anderson, Ind., who wants an office, in whioh he ia re ported to havo said: “I am sorry to say that I will be usable to render you any assistance whatever with tho President. He has lost his backbone, ami is too cow ardly to bo seen consulting with me, for the simple reason that the copperheads and rebels of Indiana have trumiied up a lot of charges ugainst mo. Ho seems entirely ob livious to the fact that it was through ray efforts that Indiana was saved to him.” SIMILAR LANGUAGE USED BEKORE. This language is so nearly like that which Col. Dudley has frequently employed in private ennvorsati on duringthe past month that his friends wore surprised when he announced to-day, upon seoing it in print, that it was a ‘‘clear cold forgery,” and then proceeded to give out another letter, in which he says substantially the same thing in more circumspect language. Col. Dud ley’s feelings toward the man who has ignored him and his services while enjoy ing tho fruits of his labors are perfectly well known bore, and bis expression of them is at times lurid. His office is the reoog uiz.ed cave of Adullum for all the discon tent under this administration. THE GENUINE DOCUMENT Col. Dudley to-day produced his letter book, from which he permitted a reporter to copy tho genuine document. It is as follows: Washington, I), C., April 15, ls). S. />. Pen Peff, Esq., Anderson, Ind : Dkah Old Ham -Your good letter of the 25th of March I got In good time, but it found me absent. I have recently returned from a trip to the south, whore I went on legal business and had a good time, anil a little rest from the crowds of people who thronged my office from morning until night, and from the moun tains of letters which pile up on my desk every day. Your letter got into the pile where 1 res cued it to-night, and I hasten to say how much good it lias done me to hear from you again. There is nothing 1 should like better, than to do something for you, Sam, but I am afraid you greatly over estimaie iny influence. Your old friend, Reed, has placed Ids pension in my hands, 1 am working away at it to get it soon. Perhaps there is no one in the country who lias done so much for Gen. Harrison during the last tweuty years as I have, but because our democratic friends down in Indianapolis have startedgthe hue and cry on me, Brother Ben does not SI-ei; Ito feel that he can afford to recognize inn us au acq lamtance, and, consequently, I don’t take dinner at the white hues as might be expected. I hare not been inside the white house since Cleveland’s inauguration, u little over four years ago, but I will sue if something can not be done a little later on and toll you what to do. If you should not hear from mo again, Saul, for the next two months, don't be alurmed, for there is just as good chances two mouths hence and a little better—as there are now. Give my kind re gards to all the boys at Anderson, and remem ber mo always as your friend, W. W. Duplet. QUAY'S MISTAKE. Harrison Said to Have Cleared Sher man’s Skirts. Washington, April 25. —Senator Sher man called to-day to bid the President good by and to relate briefly the requests ho has made for Ohio men. He wants especially now to have his friend Dick Parsons made a natioua! hank examiner for all Ohio, con solidating tho two present districts to that eud. Incidentally ho told the President his story of the Hai t Gilkeson episode, and the President agreed with him that Senator Quay had made a mistake. Justice Gray Confirmed. Washington, April 25. —Justice Gray, of tho United States supreme court, was cniillniicd as u member of tho Episcopal church at St. John’s to-day, Bishop Paret coming over from Baltimore to conduct the ceremony. This is preliminary to his approaching marriage. Ills fiance, Mis* Matthews, left the Presbyterian church and was confirmed a member of the Episcopal church at St. John’s several weeks ago. Calhoun Meets Harrison. Washington, April 25.—Vice President Morton presented to the President to-day John C. Calhoun of New York, who desired to tender him so ne hospitalities, while in New York, on behalf of the Southern So ciety, of which he is president. Tho inter view was a very agreeable one. Resignation of a Marshal. Washington, April 25.—Attorney Gen eral Miller has accepted the resignation of H. K. Wilson a* United State* marshal for the M iddle district of Tennessee, to take ef fect upon the appointment aud qualification of hi* successor. N Poßtofflcea to Close. W ashington, Anril 25.—Postmaster Gen eral Wanamakcr has granted the requests of the postmaster at Savannah, Ga., and Atlanta, Ga., for permission to close their offices on April 20, Confederate Memorial day. Assistant Land Commissioner. Washington, April 25.—Ex Gov. Will iam M. Htone of lowa has been appointed as sistant commissioner of the general land office. Acceptances of Bonds. Washington, April 25. —Tho bond offer ings to-day aggregated $13,50(1. Tue Sec retary accepted $12,500 4s at 129. CAROLINA’S EDITORS. Tho OftJoars Elected by tho State Press Association. Charleston, April 25.—The pres asso elation adjourned to-night after a two-days’ session. M. B. McMwoouey of the Ham pi ton Guardian was elected president; J. C. Hemphill of the A’ein.i and Courier, first vice president; A. B. Williams of the Green ville Newe ; second vice preside!); C. H. Prince of the Florence Times, . iPtary- Franz Melcliers of tho Deutsche Zcitung, treasurer, nnd Rev. H. H. Brown of tho Christian Neighbor, cl aplaln. Three delegatee were elected to ths National Editorial Association at Detroit, Mich., in August, to extend an in vi at ion to the association to meet iu Charleston in April next, when the State Press Associa tion will hold its next annual meeting bare. Henry Watterson, of the Louisville Courier- Journal, will be invited to deliver an ad dress before the two associations here. Hon. Rudolph Misgling, entertained the members of the association vsry hand somely at his residence tills evening. An Anti-Adulteration BIIL PrmiNonxLD, lu*, April *6.—The Sen ate to-day passed the bid prohibiting the adulteration of butter, cheese, aud outer article* of feod.