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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1893.
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Attorney at law
' Chttost .tor. eaRarraoay Street,
BAPS OIRAROCAU. . MO.
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Physician and SLrgeon
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Secretary BootMMtera DiMtrVsC AttI
Do Tour Insurance Business
In a company whoa, moii ta the past a)
ausrsutee for ths future. Insure la la
HOME. OF NEW TORE.
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No Norta Mats Street, Cap aa-srseaa,
Cape Qlraxdeao, - Ma
AiasS tor Ik. fsflowlna
Reliable Companies :
Frsaklla Mutual, off St. Lovta.
Otlarnr.' Influraiioe Oo raptor, St. Ltmla.
jraTflold liwuruKW OompM. Sprtat-
Thftrt are threo of the bataod i
Mnpank-a to tba oouotrj.
. Doalar la
Htm roods rotT4 weekly, Grocarlaa aA
arava fro-th. tstora comer at Fountain an4
liairmonj Street. dot J.
ftbop ot Main rtreet, on door aontb of thi
All klndn of Frrah Meats and Sansaro at
ayn ou ha ad. lsellverr wion run ereri
E. D. ENGELMAM,
Hilery, Dry Goons
Ha. MO Bataoaj Strata
CATS GIRARDEAU. MISSOURI
P. W. VOGT,
Ste ill Tinware,
Entire new .took, tha latest Improved ana
bet Cooking and HeaMnc More. In the mar
ket. All kinds of Job wrk dan In tha boat
manner and at moderate prtoas.
ROOFING AND GUTTERING
A apacJalty ana work fruaranteed first-ctaa..
Maobaalaal aad Snrflotl
aVoaa all kinds off work ta Ma ttosv aad n
nteea ail work dooo.
Offleo at residence, eoraer Bannony as 4
Iron and Steel,
total htm fit, It
Areata of tea
HAZARD POWDER COMPANY.
- Dealer, follies at Wbolaau. rrleea.
S7 and 39 Mala Street,
rr:RIBEB 4 WICHTERICH,
- NorthMaijp Strret. -
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Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
Mosdat, Sept 11. In the senate
Mr. Ilolph (Ore.) presented a tele
titra of the eonferenre of the Methodfnt
Episcopal church in Oregon for the re
peal of the CSeary Chinese exclusion act
Senators Teller (CoL) and Puffh (Ala.)
spoke against the repeal of the silver
law. In the house no business was
Ttexdat, Sept 12. In the senate
addresses were made bj Messrs.
Mitchell, Teller and Stewart acainst
the repeal of the silver bill, and by Mr.
llawley in favor of repeal. In the
house bills were introduced to strike
from the rolls the names of all pension
ers in receipt of an income of fflOO a
year or possessed of property valued at
(5.000; fixing the pension for loss of
entire leg or arm at (60 a month; for
loss of lep; or arm above knee or elbow
joint at (55 a month; for loss of hand
or foot at t-'0 a month, and providing
that the pensions of all pensioners who
are inmates of the soldiers homes shall
cease so long as they shall remain in
mates of such homes.
WEnXKSDAT, Sept 1.T In the senate
a bill for a bimetallic money sys
tem was introduced. A resolution for a
committee of inquiry as to senators
owning stock in national banks and
the silver bill were discussed. In the
house bills were introduced to annex
the territory of I'tah to the state of
Nevada, to pension all letter carriers
after twenty-fire years of service and
on reaching the age of fifty years, to
abolish the tobacco tax, and to reduce
the duty on barley from thirty to ten
cents a bushel, on malt to twenty-five
cents, and on hops to eight cents a
Thi'rsdat, Sept 14. In the senate
the time was occupied by Mr. Ilaniel
V. Ya.) in a speech against the pas
sage of the repeal bilL Mr. Faulkner
(W. Va.) onVred an amendment to the
repeal act which provides for the coin
age of silver dollars (not less than 3,
00)1,000 a month) at the ratio of Hi to 1,
coinage to cease when the aggregate of
(800,000,000 is reached. In the house
an effort to report the Tucker bill to
repeal the federal election laws was de
feated. Friday", Sept 15. In the senate
the day was occupied by the ad
vocates of the repeal of the Sherman
law. Senator Cnllom presented a pe
tition from ex-soldiers of Illinois ask
ing protection from government de
tectives traveling in disguise who visit
the homes of pensioners and deceitfully
seek to find some clew to furnish in
formation to the pension office to de
prive veterans of their pensions. In
the house the time was passed in cor
recting the journal and in delivering
eulogies upon the late J. Logan Chip
man, of Detroit Mich.
For the week ending on the ilth the
issue of standard silver dollars from
the mints and treasury oflices was
(4'.i,5.9, against (VKVJOS for the corre
sponding period of 1H.-J.
SiN'c E August 28 there has not been a
national bank failure and during that
period twenty-eight suspended national
banks have resumed.
Kstiikr Cleveland is the name of
the new baby at the white house.
There were 314 business failures in
the United States during the seven
days ended on the I."th, against Ml
the preceding week and 154 in the same
time last year.
Exchanges at the leading clearing
houses in the United States during
the week ended on the 15th aggregated
STPS.SA.t.S.ig, against fTXi.ri 75,705, the
previous week. The decrease, compared
with the corresponding week in lx'J-i,
Decided improvement in business
was reported from every part of the
John McMahon, paymaster of the
United States navy, died suddenly of
heart failure at his residenie in Dor
chester, Mass., aged 51 years.
The death of Mcrwim Crosliy, of
Grand Rapids, who was lieutenant
governor of Michigan in 1S72, occurred
in Itoston, where he had gone for his
In a stateroom of the steamer Pit
grim Frederick L. Ames, of Itoston,
vice president of the Old Colonyrail
road and worth (25.000,000, was found
dead soon after his arrival in New
York. Apoplexy was the cause.
The body of a stranger was fonnd to
occupy the coffin supposed to contain
the remains of Rev. J. S. Marquis at
The loss of the barkentine Skobclcff
of Portland, Me., with her crew of
seven men, was reported
Fire destroyed twenty-six buildings
in the center of Spencer, Mass., includ
ing a number of the principal business
establishments, the loss being (oOO.OOO.
The trust certificate holders have
dissolved the great Standard oil trust
and hereafter the companies that were
in the trust will act independently.
At Springfield, Mass., Iiurens S.
Mcintjes rode 26 miles and 50 yards in
one hour on a bicycle.
From the Ihiladelphia mint 5,000
ounces of gold, worth (1:14,000, have
WEST AND SOUTH.
Many boomers awaiting registration
at Arkansas City, Kan., were prostrated
bv the intense heat and several deaths
Ar Winslow, Ind., twelve men who
were stealing their way to the world's
fair in a freight car were held up with
pistols and robbed by four men. ''
The Union Furniture company, the
Mantle and Furniture company and the
Rock River Planing Mill company, all '
of Hock ford, I1L, made assignments.
Dispatches from nearly 1,000 cities
and towns in the west and south giv
ing the views of bankers and business
men on the business outlook say the
panic is a thing of the past and the
outlook is most cheerful.
In the county jail atCarrollton, Ala.,
four negro prisoners, one of them a
woman, charged with poisoning a fam
ily, were killed by a mob.
roRKST Urea in northern Wisconsin
swept away the homes of over fifty
farmers with all their belongings, and
several livea were lost The city of
Uarshneld and the Tillage of Junction
City were said to be burning.
The completion of the Terminal Rail
way company's bridge between Council
Fluffs, la., and Omaha was announced.
It is 520 feet long and exceeds in length
anything of its kind in the world.
Moore & Smith, lumber dealers at
San Francisco, failed for (600,000;
wts, ri, 000,00a
The large bay and grain warenouse
of II ere ley Rroa. in Chicago was
burned and ten homes perished In th
TllK world's fair directors have called
a special meeting to discuss the feasi
bility of extending the exposition until
January 1, 1891.
Fire destroyed twenty-nine buildings,
including three hotels, at Schell City,
Ma, the loss being (100.000.
On the 14th there were 152 prostra
tions from heat on the world's fair
grounds in Chicago, it being the hottest
day of the season, the mercury register
ing 95 degrees.
At Washington park, Chicago, Alix
trotted a mile in 2:00.
On a regulation track at Le Mars,
la., Free-Coinage lowered the S-year-old
pacing record to 2:11.
On the Mineral Range road in Michi
gan a passenger train was held up and
the express car robbed by bandits a
half mile from Boston station, the rob
bers securing (75,000 in cash, money in
tended for the employes of the Calumet
A Hecla copper mines.
Jidoe Victor KsToriNAL was killed
and his son fatally wounded while
placing a negro under arrest near
A nkoro named Staples Green was
hanged at Livingstone, Ala.,formurder.
In northern Wisconsin forest fires
still raged and hundreds of persons
were homeless. The loss to forests
alone Was estimated at (6,000,000.
In the business center of Emporia,
Kan., fire did (100,000 damage. Thirty
five horses were cremated.
In his annual report L. C Hughes,
governor of Arizona, says that the as
sessed valuation of the territory in 1893
was (2X, 46, 1st, against ?27,924, 162 in
192. The total bonded debt is (2,956,
000. The governor makes a strong
plea for the admission of Arizona into
the union as a state. He says that the
shrinkage in the value of silver has re
sulted in the closing of almost all the
silver mines, so that the ontpnt during
the year was less than (.;00,000, as
(rt.27S.S95 in 1S9L
Masked men held up the stage near
Tahlequah, I. T., and after robbing
the passengers carried .off the mail
WiTiiofT any known cause Lydia
Kullivant shot her husband fatally at
Spokane, Wash., and then shot herself.
Dihecti m lowered the stallion rec
ord to 2:06 V at Washington park, Chi
cago, and Flying Jib paced a mile in
2:04, equaling Mascot s record.
The government of Canada has re
fused to ratify the immigration agree
ment made with the New York commis
sioners that all Immigrants landing at
Canadian po'ts. but destined for the
United States, should be inspected at
the port of entry by United States
An International exposition will be
held in France in 1900 with Alfred Pic-
ard as commander generaL
In Paris Charles de Lessens, sen
tenced to six years' imprisonment for
complicity in the Panama canal frauds.
has been released from prison.
Dispatches from the Crimea say that
cholera was committing terrible rav-
agi-s. and that hundreds in the province
of Tanrida were dying daily.
FoRTT-riVE hundred of the 9,000
pilgrims who went to Mecca from
Tunis in May perished in the Holy
Land of cholera and other diseases.
The two daughters of James John
son, aged 5 and 3 years perished by the
burningof their home at Alvinston, Ont
The National Liberal Federation of
London says the lords are threatened
with political annihilation if they con
tinue to oppose the popular wilL
Flames mined the steamer Ityron
Treriee at her dock in Leamington,
Ont, and three of the crew perished.
The llrazilian insurgents bombarded
the city of Ifio de Janeiro, but only
little damage was done, llrazilians liv
ing in lluenos Ayres believe the success
of the revolution means the restoration
of the monarchy.o
The (20,000 stallion, Harney Wilkes
owned by G. W. Gale, of Ypsilanti,
Mich., dropped dead on the track at
The town of Villa-Canas, in Spain,
was devastated by a cloudburst, and
sixty persons were drowned.
Is the senate.on IHth, after prelimin
ary business had been disposed of, tho
repeal bill was taken up and Mr. Voor
hees made another proposition to the
opponents of the bill to fix a time to
close debate. He suggested Monday,
the 25th, for the close of the debate
and a rote on the 27th, but Mr. Tel
ler on the part of the opposition,
declined to make an agreement at this
time. In the house the Intention of
the democrats to carry out their pro
gramme of reporting the federal elec
tion bill was prevented by the want of
a quorum, and the house adjourned
without transacting any business.
The weekly statement of the New
York associated banks, issued on the
16th, shows the following changes:
Reserve, increase, (7,305,325; loans, de
crease, (4, OSS, 400; specie, increase, (4,
196,000; legal tenders, balance, (4,310,
000; deposits increase, (3,485,900; circu
lation, increase, (1,514,200. The banks
held (10,601,700 in excess of the re
quirements of the 25-per-cent rule.
Amo.no the casualties reported as in
cidental to the start of the boomers
from Guthrie, on the 16th, four "soon
ers" were shot by soldiers. Jest Craig,
of Indiana, was accidentally shot in
camp, and Tom Jameson, colored, was
bnrned to death in a prairie fire. One
soldier was shot by a cowboy "sooner'
TnE prohibition-republican central
committee of Iowa have nominated
Bennett Mitchell, of West Side, for
governor, in place of L. S. Coffin, of
Dodge, who declined. Mr. Mitchell is
a Methodist minister and was the lead
ing candidate against Coffin before the
stabs conventioniSeptember 5.
It was announced, on the lnth, that
the' arsenal and customhouse and other
public buildings of Rio de Janiero,
Brazil, and the town of Nitcheroy, or
Nicherhoi, opposite Rio, had been cap
tured by the rebels.
All the sawmills in Oscoda, Mich.,
which had been closed down for five
weeks, resumed operations on the 18th,
with full forces. Thay give employ
ment to over 1,000 persons.
Tna starting up of the Brown-Ikm-nell
Iron Oo-'s mills at Yougstown, O.,
is made contingent npon the accept
ance of a 10 per cent reduction by the
On the 16th, Governor Northern of
Georgia, issued an appeal far- aid for
the relief of the destitute of the fever
stricken city of Brunswick.
. The United States cruiser Baltimore
left Tompkinsville, S. L, on the 16th,
on a three yean' cruise- .
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
The Slate faltrrnltT.
The Missouri state upiversity at Co
lumbia has opened r. iih a large attend
ance-. . . .....
Wmnj rbancv have leea made In fne ad
versity since the lain term. Work an tnc new
buildings has been poshed through as rapidly
as potMlhle during the summer, aad all or l hem.
with tho exreptlon of the main bonding, ar
no completed and ready for occupancy. The
sootaalca! specimens, which hare since tho Or
been confined in a small bulldlnir erected for
tha purpose, have been removed to the nea
museums. Some of tho specimens were eon
siderablr damaged while being rescued front
the names, aad it will require the services of
akillfu! taxidermist to repair them. The stuffed
alephaat, which will, a. remembered by many
as the subject of much discvMloa seveaal
years ago doriair the wrangle among the ara
tors and faculty preceding the resignation of
President Laws and Prof. Sanborne. was tha
tarmt seriously damaged of alt the specimens.
and considerable expense will be necessitated
in repairing the injuries. It has been recently
decided by the curators that all tba depart
ments of tho university should open oa tha
same day. which has not previously been dona.
consequently, the law. medical and engineer
ing schools all opened yesterday with the
demie department. There will be no compul
sory chapel attendance, as formerly, for It was
decided by the curators last spring that this
should be al'Olifthed. No second semester cer
tificates will he tanned this year. Students en
tering will be required to procure certtneates
bow for the entire school term. The certifi
cates are sold at JUO each.
Stephens female college at Columbia has
opened with a good average attendance.
The Columbia college of music and oratory
has a large enrollment.
The Christian female college, Columbia,
a fair atteadanee.
The Pike county college has begun Its four
teenth year wtth an enrollment of ninety-one.
The St. Louis school board decides that stu
dents outside the city can attend tha public
schools by payment of tuttiox
The following new postmasters ol
the fourth class have been appointed
Nelson. Saline county. W. P. Watts, vice J.
D. Rngle. resigned.
Shackelford. Sollne county. James F. Doolan,
vice r.. r-earson. removen.
flreenwnod. Jackson county. Miss C Hamil
ton, vice J. K. M-Candle. removed.
Mayvlew. Lafayette county. Thos. W. Wbeat-
iey. ticc Thos. p. Hammond, resigned.
Waverly. Lafnyette county, Mrs. Dixie Fran
cisco, vice (i. M. Ittckford. removed.
Cowglll. Caldwell county. Frederick M.
Thompson, vice A. F. McCrav. resigned.
Farber. Audrain county. Annie It. Newlaad,
vice Annie M. Itosard. removed. A
lnldonla. Antlraia county, N. E. Mltchelt
vice a. I.. lirulon. removed.
Silver Lake. I'errv county. Win. E. Hayden,
vice ii. .-io, resigned.
Krw post orrit-ES.
MIMhrook, Cole county, John Scheperle. post
Rrdatla Pout-Office election.
Sedalla special to Glohe-Ilemoerat. Sept It
Volmey H. Hart, collector of the city ot
Sedatta, will be Sedalia's next postmaster.
This was decided at the primary election held
to-dnv. Originally there were seven candidate?
In the field, but all withdrew except Hart,
" Hill Hutchinson, ex-councilman, and George
V. Cummfngs. ex-asslntant postmaster under
Cleveland n former adm Inistration. Very few
of the country people who get their mall here
voted, and only 1.636 votes were cast. These
were distributed as follows: Hart. .16: nutcn
Inson. ST.: Cummlngs. 44. The credit of the
Hart victory Is conceded by the Hutchinson
people to ex-County Collector John Met.inley.
who now holds a clerkship In Dick Dalton's of
fice In St. Louis. Three weeks ago it was
charged that McGinlcy was given bis present
position with the understanding he would work
for Hart. The charge Incensed tho friends of
Mct;inley. who always ran ah-adof his ticket
In the country. As he had the name he decided
he might as well bare the game, so became
here three (lays ago and rallied his friends to
County .lodges Take to tha Woods.
A special from Kansas City says:
The county Judges of Dallas county, follow
ing the precedent set by their predecessors in
their own county and by the St. Clair county
Judges, refuse to Issue a tax levy to pay the
bonds of the county, amounting with Interest
to fff'Oo.ano. pledged by the county in Sid of a
railroad that was never built, which levy was
ordered by Cnited Stots Judge Phillips. Two
of the judges are now In htding In the brush,
seeking to escape United States deputy mar
shals, who have been ordered to serve notice
upon them to issue the levy. When the mar
shals appeared In the county Judges Thomas
and Hackner took to the woods aad can not be
found. Judge Franklin could not leave home,
and the notice was served upon him. The
judges have heretofore escaped service by hid
ing In the woods, and on many occasions have
held court inthelr retreat.
Death of a Mlssoarl Pioneer.
Phillip D. Brooks died at the Pres
byterian hospital, Chicago, the other
night of pneumonia
Mr. Brooks was one of the pioneer settlers of
Missouri snd was prominent in the polities of
the state for years. He wps born In Brooks
town. Ma. in IHW. Mr. Brooks spent many
years at St- Joseph. For the last four years
he had lived wtth his only child, Frank Brooks
of the Chicago Tribune staff.
That Western District Contest.
Washington Special Globe-Democrat.
The Baptists seem to be getting a little tba
best or the Cambellltes In ths fight over tho
cotlectorshlo for the Western district of Mis
sourl. Senator Vest has seen Secretary Car
lisle In the interest of Cant. Finks. Senator
Cockrell. though he Is making rare visits to
either the White House or tba departments
while the silver contest Is on. has given the
administration to understand that he Is un
equivocally for Finks.
Destructive Farm Fire.
The stable, dairy, servants' quarters
and other nuthouses belonging to John
L. Ferguson's farm on the St Charles
rock road, northwest of St Louis,
were destroyed by fire. From four
teen to eighteen horses and mules,
many of the former very valuable,
were lost together with a rye thresher
and a quantity of farming implements.
The barn of J. W. Farris, 7 miles
southeast of Sedalia, was destroyed by
fire. Tvtp horses perished, and farm
ing implements were destroyed:'
Saved from Destraettoaj.
Fire destroyed the Thomson honse
at Liberty, and for a time the town
was threatened. Kansas City sent aid
in the shape of a fire company.
nitres bra Battler.
At Ttoatsatonia, Pettis county, the
other night, Joseph Idols was bitten
by a rattler that had crawled in bed
with Mr. and Mrs. Idols.
There Will Bo Ko Fair.
On account of the extreme dry weath
er the directors have decided not to
hold a fair at Monroe City, Monroe
County, this year.
(lanital Mark lai isasiiat ""-!
The stockholders of the Dain Mann',
factusing Co. of Carroll ton have rated
to increase the capital stock from (100.
000 to (200-000.
Ha) Life was VJahappj.
Oliver J. nailer, aged 49, member
of an old family of Jackson county,
killed himself. His life had been an un
Am Octo-easrmn' Diss las
' Mrs. Susan Sutton, aged 8S years,
died at Nevada, from old age. The de
ceased waa an old settler of Vernon
A Drwrfrlat DvawatadV : .
L. D. Davidson, proprietor of drag
store at St Joseph, was drowned while
bathing in Lake Contrary few night
BIGGEST BUN ON REC011D.
Mow the Cherekeo Strip waa Set
tled In a Day;
waaclajta rictares af tha Start Froaa the
ardsr Las with Iaeideatai Hap
penings. A aTray. aad
Tha Start From Arkansas City.
Arkansas City, Kas.. Sept 17. At
high noon yesterday the carbines of
100 cavalrymen cracked snd the great
est race for homes that has ever been
rut commenced. Massed on the bor
der, south of this city, were fully SO,
000 people, all guided by one impulse
and all eager for the race. In the
mass were many fast horses aggre
gating in value many thousands of
dollars, and many that could be bought
in any horse market for (10, yet every
one was confident that he would win
the beat quarter section. At noon
very man hcM hi watch in hand, and
almost before the starting gun was
heard the shrill "Yip, yip," of the cow
boys was heard. A patter of hoofs and
the whole mass Was in irresistible mo
tion. As it got under war it roared
like an express train crossing a tres
tle. A dense cloud of dust arose as
the hoofs beat up the dry earth and
toon eveloped all in an impenetrable
Away in front were the fast horses
surrounded by the cowboys. Soon
after they had disappeared dense clouds
of smoke arose in their rear and those
following knew that they had fired the
prairie to retard those following. A
good many of the settlers were driven
back by the flames and smoke. The
grass is high and as dry as gunpowder
and burned fiercely.
A maiden lady named Sabetha Sharp,
from Oklahoma City, went in on a
boomer wagon. When it had passed
over the first claim she jumped out and
planted her flag. Thousands of people
had passed over it, but as she ex
pressed it: "It was good enough for
her." After the rush was over she was
offered (2,000 for it by a banker of this
A young man named Hill was mur
dered by a soldier of the Third cav
alry just as the rush was about to be
gin. Hill and two companions were
on restive horses which rushed beyond
the line a couple of times. They were
warned back by the soldiers. Just
before the run took place, the horse
ridden by Hill became very much ex
cited and got away from him. The
soldier became enraged at the appar
ent disobedience of his orders and shot
him through the head. The dead body
of Hill was brought to this city and
the soldier was placed under arrest by
At an early hour people began
thronging to the Santa Fe railroad by
thousands to be on hand for the trains
For hours a long line of men and
women awaiting to buy tickets ex
tended from the ticket window ont
half the length of the platform. The
waiting-rooms and platform . were
packed to suffocation. The crowd
swarmed around the track and flagmen
preceded the engines to keep peo
ple back. Seven train loads were
handled into the strip from here, and
they were so crowded that several per
sons who were climbing to the tops of
the coaches were jostled off and seri
ously injured. The trains moved very
slowly or many would hare been
Rumors of many affrays are current
here to-night and while some may
have occurred between sooners and
homeseekers, it is absolutely impossi
ble to corroborate them. One is to the
effect that five men were killed in a
free-for-all fight over a valuable town
site claim adjoining Blackwell, but no
particulars of it can be obtained here.
An enterprising undertaker, who has
great faith in the reported fatalities,
started three wagon loads of coffins for
Kildare. I he dead body of a boomer.
shot through the head, was found two
miles west and one north of Kildare,
yesterday afternoon. The body was
taken to Kildare, but not identified.
Camp fires bnrned brightly all over
the Cherokee outlet last night The
great rush yesterday was to Perry,
where it Is estimated that fully 20,000
people were located last night Soon
ers got the best lots and a long line is
now formed in front of the land office
to make filings.
One death was reported at 0 o'clock.
that of a yonng woman named Maggie
Markham, of Guthrie, whose horse
stumbled as she was riding into the
town site. She was thrown to the
ground and trampled to doath by
those who followed her.
Tba Wild Rash Froaa CaldwelL
Caldwell. , Kas., Sept 17. Two
minutes after noon yesterday 10,000
people who had gathered along the
border south of Caldwell were rushing
helter skelter into the strip in every
direction as far as the eye could reach.
Five minutes later the foremost and
fleetest horsemen were mere specks,
while in the distance behind them
were hundreds of white-covered
wagons, drags and buggies, trooping
into the land of promise, leaving be
hind them great clonds of dust to mark
At 19 o'clock a cannon was fired sev
eral miles east of the hills where
sight-seers had assembled. Then came
carbine shots and the race for the cov
eted land waa begun. The race was at
first a fast one and hundreds of men
on horseback darted forward to lead
Two men on safety bicycles who had
really gone into the strip along the
Rock Island track unobserved, ten
minutes before 12, were for a long time
ahead ot everyone and went out 'of
One mounted man, a half mile from
the lincgot early in the lead, his horse
running like a racer. Suddenly the
man fell to the ground and a half
dosen horses passed over him. His life
kwaa only saved by a cavalryman, who
was near by and who, at the point of
a pistol, competed the wild drivers to
turn aside. The man was given aid by
the soldier and helped to his horse. He
immediately dashed away again to re
gain his place in the procession. He
waa conspicuous in the crowd on ac
count of his clothes, and people who
had seen htm fall and were interested in
seeing him regain his place, were horri
fied to see him dashed to the ground a
second time as his .horse passed over
the hills a mile away.. There was so
much dust in the air that the man was
not seen afterward.
In the meantime a train of thirty-
five palace stock cars was made np
here and ran down to the line empty.
Eaxty ja the sBornmg a caboose had
been sent down with the ticket sellert
and three thousand tickets were sold.
The boomers who were to ride OH thi
train were made np in squads Of lot
and placed nnder a captain. - Th
squads were ranged along the track
every fifty feet, so that the stock cart
might be filled without trouble. Tht
plan worked well, and one minute
after the train pulled in the stock ran
were filled, the roofs of the ears, the
tender of the engine and every availa
ble space on the train crowded with
It was nearly a minute after the
opening before the three engines,
which it was found necessary to put
on this train, could more It Tht
boomers in the cattle cars feared that
the horsemen were going to get ahead
of them after all, but finally the train
got in motion and away it went, the
people on the tops of the cars cheering
wildly, waving hats, handkerchief
and flags. The train stopped every
five minutes to let the claim-seekers off.
An hour after the opening the scene
nere was a quiet one again. Away
in the distance covered wagons were
seen moving slowly along, leaving
their trail of dnst behind, but none
of the horsemen were visible, although
the country for a distance of ten mile
in all directions could be seen.
A City af a Day.
Githrie, Okla., Sept. 18. Sunday
in a new town, especially a town made
on Saturday afternoon, is never a very
enjoyable day, and it was less so thai
usual in the little eity of Perry yester
day. Th great majority of tents and
supply wagons did not arrive until
late in the night and everybody wai
busy putting up tents or shsnties ot
trying to get away from a gale blow
ing from the south, filling eyes noses
and mouths with sand and making it
impossible to see further away than
forty feet A few ministers tried tc
preach, but could not make much head
way against the wind and sand, and
the anxiety of the people to get up
some mode of shelter. So terrible has
been the day and so great the discom
fort of the people that hundreds are
leaving on every train. Still there are
enough left in Perry to make it the
biggest city in the territory.
Thieves and gamblers were thick
Saturday night, and people were
robbed right and left Two men were
badly hurt and one was killed by the
thieves The number of fatalities will
be much greater than at first sup
posed, but nine-tenths of tiie killed or
injured were the victims of accidents.
Thomas Mc Bride, of Oklahoma City,
had his skull crushed by a stake in a
quarrel over a lot One unknown man
was shot, bnt not killed, in Red Rock
creek. Jesse Strong was cut in
the head and face in a quarrel over a
pony, and an unknown man was shot
near Turky creek. Among those hurt
or killed by accident were Mrs. Charles
T. Barnes of Eldorado, Kas., run over
and killed; Mrs. Sarah A. Hughes,
fatally crushed while getting on a
train. Miss Sallie Freeman, of Louis
ville, Ky., leg broken; George Millet,
crushed by train; John Wheatly, shot
in leg by accidental discharge of bis
own pistol; Wm. Browning, of Texas,
fatally crushed nndcr his horse; John
Meally, leg crushed by train; Carl
Brers of Atchison, Kas., thrown from
his horse; Henry Pointer, of Ohio,
skull crushed by falling from a horse;
Harvey Cheney and Harvey Matthews
killed by riding over a bluff. Many
riderless horses are coming in, and it
is feared that other persons are badly
Ex-Boomer, aa tha Bach TralL
Kansas Citv, Mo., Sept 18. Ovet
1,000 ex-boomers passed through Kan
sas City yesterday en route to their
homes in all parts of the country from
the Cherokee strip. A more tired and
disgusted lot of men waa never seen
They had gone to the opening unpre
pared for such a tremendous rush as
occurred, and were mainly those who
had depended upon the trains to take
them into the strip. The trains
were out-distanced by the horsemen
and the wheelmen, and they got to the
heart of the promised land only to find
every claim pre-empted and every towr
A Texas Train Robber Peaches aa Marfan
San Antokio, Tex., Sept 18. Na
thaniel Myers alias Charles Lenkman,
Sho is in jail here, charged with being
lplicated in the Missouri Pscific train
roblwry near Lamar, Mo., which took
place two years ago, makes some start
ling disclosures as to the guilt of
Marion lledgepeth, who is In jail at
St Louis charged with being the
leader of the Glendale train robbers,
who secured (40,000. Hedgepeth
claims to be Myers' double, and says
that the latter was the leader of the
Glendale robbers, and not he. Myers,
in reply to this, says:
I have shielded Hedgepeth all
along in the matter, bnt I will now
tell all I know. He got me into trouble
and is now trying to put it all on me.
I know that Hedgepeth is one of the
Glendale train robbers, and I can pro
duce four witnesses who can prove
that he is. hen I am called npon to
tell what I know about the Glendale
robbery my statement will implicate
some of the most prominent business
men of Kansas Citv, Mo. It will be an
easy matter to prove that Hedgepeth
is guilty of the robbery.
HELD UP A FREIGHT TRAIN
Tha Regular Dally Train Robbery Oa
ears This Time la Georgia Tha Rob
bers Chased lata a Swamp aasn Sar
roaaded Aa Old BTaa Kilted by one at
Sanders villk, Ga., Sept 17. Yes
terday morning three men, supposed U
be white, held np and boarded a north
bound freight train on the Georgia
railroad at Lyerly. When the train ar
rived at Raccoon the men got off and
ran through the woods. The con
ductor telegraphed for Marshal Tom
Murphy, who started in pursuit witk
an armed posse of 500 men. Whets
near Tryon the men were overtaken in
an old swamp and surrounded. Just
as the posse came in sight the men
shot and killed an old man named
James, who was quietly walking along
the edge of the swamp.
When the posse surrounded the men
an exchange of shots took place, dor-
which Mayor Arrington received a bul
let wound in the aide of the fare.
Marshal Murphy waa shot through the
hip, bat not seriously, and several oth
ers went wounded. The posse held
the men at bay all day. Further
bloodshed la anticipated. Sherifl
Moore left for the scene last night on
special train with aa armed posse.
A TRIPLE LYNCHING.
Terrible Deeds of a Jeff arson Parish
rha Only Cilass af Three af Their Tle
llmi mi ITila. nil r - - r'
a MaisVusi A Peaith Vic
tim Kicked ta Death, . '
New Orleans, Sept 18. There "was
triple lynching almost within .the ,
shadow of the city Saturday Bight,
bnt it was conducted so quietly that
the account of the horrible affair pub
lished yesterday morning was quite a
jau-prise to the dommunity. Tha vic
tims of the vengeance of the mobwere
three negro brothers named Julian,
snd the crime which they expiated in
so summary a manner was the shield
ing ot a fourth brother, Boseylus
Julian, who on Friday afternoon shot
Indge Victor Espinolt to death while
trying him for a trivial offense, se
riously wounded the judge's son aad
then made good his escape.
The Ihootiug oecuiied In the court
room, and the murderer continued fir
ing until the jndge, who" attempted to
elose in upon ' him, fell mortally
roanded Immediately outside and to
the left of the building. The brutal
negro then stood over the prostrate
form of his victim and fired a fourth
shot which ie supposed to be the one
that passed through the heart.
Officer Forbes ran to assist the jndge,
and the negro ran across the grounds
for his cabin. Just at this time August
Espinolt, a son of the murdered official,
who is employed on the Carrol item
road, was coming from his work and
gave chase to the man whom he had
just seen murder his father. The negro
reached his cabin and coming ont fired
two shots at the yonng man, who sought
safety in the honse adjoining the resi
dence of Mr. Charles Florey. The ne
gro provided himself well with ammu
nition while in the cabin, for dur
ing his stay he grabbed np a valise
and a Winchester a rifle. It waa from
this rifle thst be fired the two shots by
which yonng Espinolt was wounded.
The negro made for the swamps in the
rear of the eity. and being perfectly
familiar with them was soon in safe
Posses were immediately organized
and all night and all Saturday the
surrounding country was scoured, bnt
the search was fruitless so- far as the
real criminal was concerned. The
mother, two brothers and two sisters
of the negro Rosrylus were arrested at
the Black Rklge, in the rear of the
city, by the police and were taken to
the little jail on Jndge Espinolt's
place, about 4 o'clock. Another
brother was. arrested later in the day
in the same neighborhood snd taken
-to the same jail. What caused the
arrest of the mother and two sis
ters was that on a visit being made to
the house these females were found
wrapping up some clothing and a loaf
of bread. This aroused the suspicion
thst the articles were to be conveyed
to the fugitive. The brothers were
discovered going over the Black Ridge
and had a shirt bundled np' aa if it
were intended for Julian.. This natur
ally aroused suspicion against them.
The two brothers were caught coming
out of the swamps, and as they per
sistently refused to state whence they
had come, they fell nnder the bane of
doubt, hence all the arrests.
In the pursuit made by the different
posses during the day great lack of
system was demonstrated. They con
tinually came npon one another's
tracks and a great many becoming
disgusted with the aimless manner in
which the hunt was being engineered,
came in and refused to further partici
pate in the chase. Toward nightfall
the men who had been out man-hunting
all day, and having met with no
success, though they had frequently
been sent on wild-goose chases began
to grow fretful, and as the darkness
thickened around them their fretful
ness grew into desperation, and they
determined to do something to compel
the relatives of the fugitive to disclose
his whereabouts. The aroused popu
lace was generally in favor of taking
no harsh action against the females
bnt as to the males they appeared de
termined to string them np or make
About 11 o'clock a body consisting of
about twenty-five men, some armed
with rifles and shot-guns came np to
the jail and lit a lantern. They un
locked the door and then held a con
ference among themselves as to what
they should do. Some of tbem were
in favor of hanging the whole five,
while others raised objections and in
sisted thst only two of the brothers,
the short one and the tall one, Valsin
and Bakal, should, be taken out and
strung np. This was finally agreed to
and several of the men went into the
jail and coming out afterwards
brought with them the two doomed
negroes. They were hurried across to
a pasture, 100 yards distant and there
asked to take their last chance of Bar
ing their lives by making a eonfess
sion. The negroes made no reply. 'They
were then told to kneel down and
pray. One did so and the other re
mained standing; bnt both prayed
fervently. The taller negro waa then
hoisted up. The smaller one stood
gazing at the horrible death of his
brother without flinching. Fully fif
teen minutes elspsed before the sec
ond brother was strung up. The mob
remained standing at the place for
about half an hour, when some one
suggested that they go back and hang
the three others. This was opposed by
several, but it was finally decided that
they should go back and take the re
maining brother ont to Camp Parapet
and hang him there. The other two
were to be taken out and flogged, with
an order to get ont of the parish in less
than half aa hour.
The mob then started back to the jail,
to put their threats into execution. The
third brother, Paul, waa taken ont to
the camp, which is about a mile dis
tant in the interior and there he waa
hanged to a tree, his body hanging in
full Tie w of a morbid crowd during the
day, as a warning to the negro that
they cannot "go about killing white
people," sa one of the members of the
mob pat in.
The lynching was conducted very
qnietly, and not a shot was fired dur
ing the entire proceedings.
lu the auanlim. the real murderer i
ia st libertv and hia brothers, who died
to save him the fate which they met,
will soon be resting in unmarked
giaves heroes of a peculiarly distinc
tive type. The darkueas which brooded
over the plaee, only faintly lit up by
the yonng moon, made the experience
pt the night one to be remesa bared.
Hidden deep in the obaewxity ware the
relics of the lautchared men swinging
Id the bight wind, while air about the)
silence Uy undisturbed- Mas had
come ' and gone and these were
the' "only- traees: ho luvMleft of
bis berriMe haatUwerat. There is a
general belief ia that, section that
the murder of . Judge Espinolt was the
carry fn bat' of a preeumoelred plot.
The judge baa been very strict in Wm
rulings! when the negro tonga element
of fjMwfa were Uvwiuht before hirn
to answer ehawgee made against them.
It is believed that Julian precipttatecl
too hastily what might hare been con
certed to be carried oat lsterrm; or it
may that the others Off the negro
parties to the Riot bacaaae wea.k-kneed
at the Jas4j moment and left Julian to
set by himself, The fact of the mur
derer having been so welt stocked with
ammunition 1 would justiry w bellel
that this or starje ether more desperate
deed had been preconceived. .-.
Judge Espinolt once saved the life
of Julian. The part he took in poli
tics at the last election was 'displeas
ing wawhlaeJearatwUoh Jives in hia
neighborhood, aad they .were taking
him ont in a wagoq to put su end to
his life;. The dead judge mtorceded
snd Julian was allowed to come back
to Jefferson parish. A' negro named
Honstoa waa in opposition to Espinolt
for the plaee held by the judge at the
time of his death, that of judge of the
fifth justice court of Jefferson parish.
Julian was a supporter of Houston, as
were nearly all the negroes, and since
Houston's defeat there has been bad
blood between the opposing parties
and trouble has been expected for
longtime. Julian was Houston 'a chief
The judge could have saved his life
by taking hold of the hand in which
the pistol was held, at the time he was
first shot, bnt on account of being near
sighted he did not see the pistoL
During the search for Julian on Sat
urday one branch of the posse visited
the honse of a negro family in the
neighborhood of Camp Parapet, and,
failing to find the object of their search,
tried to induce John Willis, a yonng
negro, to disclose the whereabouts of
Julian. He refused to do so or could
not do so, and he was kicked to death
by the gang.
THE STOLEN BULLION.
Tha Pacta 1
Oatetally Stated. V
Washikgto!, Sept. is. The treas
ury department baa made public the
exact facts in relation to the reported
loss of gold bullion from the mint at
Philadelphia, as follows: -
"On account of the demand for cola
a vault in which some (10,000,000 was
stored in 1887 by Mr. Preston during
the term of Mr. Fox as superintendent
and which was receipted for by Mr.
a C Bosbyshell without weighing,
was opened, on the 8th Inst, and the
bullion re weighed by Mr. Morgan and
fonnd to be thirty bars short, rained
at about (134.000.
"Mr. Morgan immediately reported
to the mint Duress the result, when
he waa directed to return to Philadel
phia at once and reweigh the bullion.
On the second weighing it waa still
found to be short - ,
Since this bullion was stored in the
vault the weigh clerk, an eld employe
at the mint, had sole charge of It, and
circumstances indicated that he knew
what bad become of the missing bul
lion. He was charged with Its embea
zlement, and he finally admitted It; he
furnished .information as to where
(100,000 of it was secreted, which was
recovered yesterday, and ssora will be
recovered to-day, as he has expressed a
willingness to give it up, bnt as to how
much cannot be "accurately stated, bnt
probably between 8.000 aad (7,000. It
is believed at the treasury department
that the govern meut will lose nothing.
This statement is asade ia .order to al
lay aU sensational news."
The name of the Implicated official
is Henry 9. Cochran. He has been in
the mint over forty years on a salary
of (3.000. 5
THE REBELS AT- RIO.
Coathsaa, at Interval, ta Buss Laid tha
Kl F.xos Aran, Sept 17. Official ad
vices received from Rio de Janeiro,
say that the bombardment of forts
guarding the bay of Rio de Janeiro,
which was begun oa the 13th inst,
continues at intervals, and that the fire
of the rebels is returned from the forts.
The insurgents now have at their com
mand nine vessels and have been joined
by the naval force from Cobras island,
one of the principal defenses of the
city. The garrison of Fort Santa Crux
remains loyal to the government, but
that of Fort VUlegageon has assamed
and maintains a neutral position. The
provisions have run short
The insurgents . have made several
attempts to land, but in every instance
have been repulsed. Private advices
have been received, however, to the
effect that the rebels have succeeded
in effecting a landing and have seised
the arsenal and customhouse.
The dispatches state also the insur
gents have captured Kieheroy. Presi
dent Peixote is encamped at Santa na.
The Braxilian parliament has voted a
loyal address to President Peixote.
'. UNHAPPY RIO.
The CUT as Paasji. af Aa
saaawt try tha Bebela.
Washisotok. Sept 17. Rio Is ia
danger of another bombardment by the
revolutionary fleet, according to a dis
patch received by Secretary Gresham
from Minister Thompson. The dis
patch is dated Friday at Petropolls
four miles below Rio, and reads ss fol
lows: - -:
Have hass advised that aserebaal null.
aava beaa ordered far tea bay by the revoit
hag enoadroa. apparently la bombard Rio.
' The nary department is undecided
about the cruiser Detroit, bow ia
Hampton Roads, awaiting her final
trial, and she may be ordered to Ifiea-rag-oa
tastead of Skx Her exact duty
will be outlined after toe completion
of the trial. . ,
Uaxch Ernes, S. IL, Sept IT. At a
recent meeting of the mill agents here
it was voted to introduce a general
eut-down, avswaging IS per eent, oa
aU wages of their employe. Tee eut
down will be graded according to eir-
aore that W per eent. The sew sched
ule will go into effect immediately at
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