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IHE OMAHA ; DAILY
EIGHTEENTH YEAR CBLAHA , THURSDAY MORNING , AP1IIL 18 , 18SD. NUMBER 307
THE BOOMERS ASSEMBLING ,
Thousands Already Encamped On
tbo Oklahoma Border.
PREPARING FOR A GREAT RUSH.
Indications of Sci-loiiH Trouble Within
the Next Few Days Some Vnlu-
nblo Points Kor Intend
ing Settlers.
AIIKANSAB CITY , Kan. , April 17. [ Snoolal
Tolcgrnm to Tun BKE. ] Thirteen coaches
loaded with Oklahoma boomers nrrlvcd on
the Snntn Fo at noon , nnd wngontrnlns from
nil directions nro arriving. The hotels nro
nil full nnd hundreds of pcoplo are being
turned nwny. The United Stntcs troops will
permit no ono to stop off In the territory ,
All points nro being carefully guarded. The
troops have been ordered to move to the
borders of Oklahoma on the 10th , nnd on
that day the boomers will bo permitted to
enter the Cherokee strip , en route to the
Oklahoma lands. The United States regis
ter , receiver and Inspector for Guthrlo nro
hero nwnitlng the arrival of their tents.
There are no buildings at Gaithrlo except the
Snntn Fa depot and ono or two llttlo shnn-
tics , and these officers will temporarily re
side in tents. A general fpulet prevails , but
serious trouble is apprehended when the
rush begins on tha opening day , for there Is
not near enough land to go around , und n
large number of old "boomers" scorn deter
mined to hnvo their quarter sections. Some
linvo their claims already plckcel out , and
will have them rcgurdlcss of consequences.
They hold that , ns they staked off nnd Im
proved these lands four years ngo under
Captain Payne , they hnvo n prior claim upon
them , and will assert their rights.
The Afllelavit Required.
AIIKANSAH CITY , Mo. , April 17. ( Special
Telegram to TUB Buu.J United States Uo-
colvor C. M. Barnes , who is hero ready to
move to Guthrie , Oklahoma , ns soon as
shelter can bo obtained there , has just re
ceived Instructions from Washington con
cerning the entry of Oklahoma lands. For
the purpose of guarding against fraud , a very
particular nfilduvlt is required to bo signed
by nil applicants for land , nnd every ono
must bo familiar with the land ho desires to
enter , nnd to hnvo passed over it und per
sonally examined It. These instructions re
quires each individual wishlne to enter
land to malto affidavit that he is the identical
person who is nn applicant for u government
tltlo to that particular land ; that ho is well
acquainted with the churactor of snld de
scribed land , with each nnd every local sub
division thereof , having frequently passed
over the same ; that his personal knowledge
of snld land is such ns to cuublo him to
testify uatiertstnndlngly with regard thereto ;
that there is not , to his knowledge , within
the Hunts thereof any valuable mineral ,
gravel beds or ewment , und thut no portion
of the land is being worked for mineral or is
claimed ns mineral , nnd that the object in
securing the land Is for agricultural pur
poses. This affidavit is to bo rend to the
applicant by the proper officer , who has in
structions to call his special attention to It ,
and prosecute him to the fullest extent of the
law If ho swears fnlsaly.
This precaution is deemed necessary on
account of the great scramble there
will bo for lands since it is well known hero
that there are thousands of persons who con
template cntcrimr lands without even having
seen them. Some trouble is apprehended
on account of the supposed uncertainty of
the law governing Oklahoma , under which
ono person might cuter a trnct of land at the
register's office nnd another might settle and
improve the same land , slnco the locator has
ninety days in which to make his improve
ments. Tlio rule la to give the actual settler
the preference , but that nil will have to bo
settled by the receiver nnd register silting
as n court subject to appeal to tha interior
department. These are the matters that
seem destined to cause serious trouble , be
cause the boomers are wholly ignorant ol
the law and Us application , and most of
them are ready to fight for what they may
consider an infringement on their rights.
StockHlngci * Explains.
WASHINGTON , April 17. Commlsslonei
Stockslugor has inndo public n letter concern
ing homestead entries In Oklahoma , ad
drcsscel to V. D. Hulstcad , Purcoll. It runs
thus :
"In reference to n memorandum of five
questions received from you under data ol
the 15lh , I have to state that it is not usual
to answer hypothetical questions ; but in view
of the anomalous conditions affecting public
lands in Oklahoma , I will state , viz :
"A person desiring to become nn actual
settler under the homestead Inws may initiate
his claim by entry nt n district land ofllce ,
nftcr properly selecting nnd examining the
land desired , In which case ho is allowed six
months from date of entry within which to
establish his actual residence on
the land ; or , if ho so elect ,
ho may initiate his claim by
nctual settlement on land which may consist
Of some net or nets connecting himself wltl
the particular trnct claimed , snld act or acts
to bo equivalent to tno announcement 01
such intention , and from which the public
Boncrnllv shall tiuve notice of his claim.
Thereafter ho Is allowed thrco months
within which to iiiuke his claim of rccoru by
entry nt the district land cilice.
Which ot the two methods should bo
chosen is a matter for thu party's selection
Recording to the ciicumstances and his own
judgment.
"Of two bonn fide settlers or claimants
the ono whose settlement or entry is prior it
tlmo will have superior right. When incop
lion nf claims is simultaneous thnt Is. nt the
name tlmo the legal rlcht is cciual. am :
the question can not bo decided no
cording to equities , the land shal
bo awarded to the party having superior
equities , If any ; If 110,110 , then it has been ho
practice to put the laud up between the
claimants and to nward the right of entry to
the ono bidding the highest for the privilege
"Tho net of Mimsli U , IhS'J , oniicts that untl
such Innds are opened for settlement b ;
proclamation no person shall bo permitted to
enter upon nnd occupy the same , nnd nny
person violating this provision shall never ba
permitted to outer any of these hinds or no
quire nny right thereto. The president's
proclamation of March ) , IbS'J , calls uttun
tlon expressly to this provision , nnd dlreota
thnt it bo strictly enforced.
"I am not prepared , la ndvanco of a case
arising , to glvo nn opinion us to what par
tlcular net or nets will bo considered u viola
tlon nf l-nv in this respect. "
Preparing For the Rush.
AnKAX8\s CITY , Kan. , April 17 , The nn
nounccmcnt of Captain Hayes , who Is com
ranndlng the cavalry detailed to guard the
border here , that settlers bo allowed to cross
the line into the Cherokee strip Immediately
after midnight on Thursday , created u grna
itlr among the projectors here , nnd It 1
thought that the largo majority of thorn wll
take advantage of the opportunity , nnd tha
midnight to-morrow will witness a gram
Hisu into the strip. The campers realiro tha
nil cannot cross tuo border nt the same place
nnd there will bo a guttering along the bor
eter for miles.
A terrible wind nnd rain storm passed ovc
liuro last ulght , which played huvoo with til
.boomers' tents , women and children wer
drenched untl badly frightened ,
I'ostortiitca Voe Oklahoma.
WASHINGTON , April 17. Smco March
about llvo hundred changes have been mndo
in the personnel of the railway mull service
First AiuUtnnt Postinastor-Qencrul Clar k
con , in npeiiklng of the matter to-day , said 1
has been the policy ot the department to
, displace incompetent clerks and pi > ohit ex
icricnccd nnd thoroughly efficient men , who
eft the service during the last admlnlstra-
lon , where such nro availablannd desirous
f re-entering the service.
The postoillco department officials nro
making active preparations for the itnmo-
Hate opening of txvo pos to dices in Okla-
lomn , one nt Kingfisher Station , nnd the
other nt Outhno. For the present nil malls
vlll enter the territory from the north , over
ho Atchlson , Topokn & Snntn Fo railroad.
, o Its southern terminus , and from there will
)0 carried forward by government con-
rnctors over regularly established routes ,
t is expected thnt the mall facilities will
equal the needs of the settlers. Assistant
'ostmastcr-Genernl Clarkson said to-day
hut probably twenty-ilvo postofllccs would
> o established In the now territory within
the next thirty days.
The Rivers on a Rampage.
CAI.DWEM , , Unn. , April 17. Oklahoma ex
citement is nt its height hero to-day. It U
almost Impossible to getnlnng the streets , ns
ho crowd Is so dense. Five hundred wag
ons wo o the estimated nrrlvnls to-dny ,
vhllo reports of these to come to-morrow
will double that number. Cnpt. Woodson ,
of the Fifth cavalry , says that ho will search
every outfit to tnako sure that there Is no
Iquor of nuy description taken into Okln-
lomn. A bank wus organized by n company
of capitalists , which will open for business
on the 22nd nt Lisbon.
The heavy rains last night have made the
streams worse than over , nnd unless they
subside there will bo great difficulty In
reaching Lisbon ( formerly Kingfisher ) from
lore. The country hero is very beautiful
nftcr tha ruins , nnd the Cherokee strip south
of Cnldwoll Is as good as nny. It is n fertile ,
rolling prairie. Cattlemen nro not yet recon
ciled to the situation nnd look on the snttlcrs
with ill-concealed dislike. The boom
ers will all start together , with
; ho troops in front of them. It will
bo n sight not often presented before In
America a thousand or moro settlers
marching toward their homes under the reg
ulations of the wur department. The set
tlers are of n romnrhablv good clnss. Most
of them hnvo comfortable outfits. Every
body seems to bo for himself , mid to bo jeal
ous nnd auspicious of others. Some expe
rienced frontiersmen say there will bo no
trouble of any kind nt Lisbon , while others
say it cannot bo prevented.
A Perplexing Question.
WASHINGTON , April 17. The prospective
opening of Oklahoma has already resulted In
applications for charters for national banks
to bo established thero. These npplications
hnvo raised n perplexing question , with
which the nnd the
attorney-general comp
troller of the currency nro now wrestling.
The Inw provides thnt applications for
authority to open national banks sbnll bo on
Hlo ono your before the charters are granted.
The territory of Oldahoma , however , has not
been open to settlement until now , nnd con-
quently there hns hitherto boon no occasion
for npplications for the establishment of
national banks. With the opening of these
lands there will bq nn immediate need of
bunks , but If the law bo construed literally
no national banks can bo established in Okla
homa for n year to como.
THE 1'OLiKS ARE FALiIANG.
Mnjor Grant Vigorously Prosecuting
the Work.
New YOTUC , April 17. Wires came down
with tuswish und a rush upon the cobble
stones on Broadway this morning. In every
direction , ns far us the eye could roach , were
gangs of men hacking and cutting. The con
tractors had their bunds full in keeping ven
turesome pedestrians and drivers of vehicles
from being crushed under the falling poles.
The Brush company nnd United States
Electric Ltgnt company huvo at la&t
awakened to the fact that the mayor means
business , and It dawned upon them to-day
that miles upon miles 01 line copper wire was
worth saving. They will strip everything
along the proposed route of destruction.
They have already taken down about sixty
poles nnd several miles of wire.
At the offices ofthe different companies
this morning everybody looked glum. At the
United States office they predict thnt
electric lighting hns received its death
blow. It costs $800 to strctcn n mile of wire
overhead , they said. It will now cost $3,000
to lay a inilo of wire underground. In ad
dition to this , the company hns to malto Its
own connections from thesubwnys to houses ,
nnd ono to each building. They think thnl
the increased charge necessitated by the
heavy outlay will muko It hard to compete
with the gns companies.
To-night the upper portion of the city ,
from Fourteenth street to FUtv-ninth , it
still shrouded iu darkness on account ol
Mayor Grunt's war on the overhead wires.
Fifth avenue was entirely blauk from Twcn-
ty-olghtti to Fifty-ninth , und Broadwny from
Fourteenth to Twenty-ninth , nnd nlso the
principal cross town streets in that district
There" are a few gas lights burning.
PECULIAR COWnOYB.
They Ijcavo the lioiinillnt ; Plains for
the Purpotio of IlrconiliiK Scahs.
Toi-niCA , Kan. , April 17. fSpcclalTclcgram
to Tun BKE.J A special cur , bearing ' fifty
cowboys , from Dodge City , Ingulls'and Garden
don City , loft this city to-day for Minncap
alls , Minn. , to take the place of the strikers
on the street railway. The Minneapolis
company has endeavored to fill the places o
the strikers with men at Minneapolis , but as
fast as the men were put on they were intim
Idated nnd coaxed out of service. The
president of the company then toligruphet
hero for fifty coxvboys nnd hns guaranteed
them steady employment at n good snlnry
The party was gathered together In u few
hours. They are nil young men nnd nro
drcsseel In cowboy uniform , Including big
sombreros buckskin trousers und pistol bolts.
In the party are u number of tough charac
ters who have participated in county neat
fights , and have had ninny during adventures
on the plains. It Is not likely thut they wil
bo Intorferred with when they cuter the
Minneapolis street ralhvay service.
Suicided While Delirious.
GLENWOOU SruiNOs , Cole , , April 17.
[ Special Telegram to Tim BEK. ] "Stoi
that man I" was the cry that startled the
guests rooming on the second floor of the
Hotel Glonwood this morning nt 0:80 : o'clock
The speaker was the city physician , nnd the
man referred to was Richard Orth , shortstop
of the Denver Blues. But the exclamation
was too late , for Orth jumped the railing and
landed on the second floor , dead. Orth
came hero on the llth lust. , and was taken
ill with pneumonia und wont to bed. Yes
terday afternoon a physician was called to
him. Ho was delirious duriup the night but
quieted down towards morning. The at
tendant loft him for n few moments , when
ho escaped from the room and ran up ant
down the corridor. Becoming exhausted
nnd seeing tno doctor etnergo from a room
ho fel ! over the rail , und the physician says
the renl cause of his death was through par
ulysis of the heart , caused by over-exertion
Ills wife nrrlvcd cm thu Midland train tills
nftornoon from Lcndvlllo with their two
small children. Sue wus totally Igueirant o
his illness and the blow is something terrible
to her.
Northwestern Crop Prospects.
PT , PAUL , Anrll 17. Tno Pioneer-Press in
tha morning will publish reports from a
section covering about half the wheat pro
duccd In'Minnesota and Dakota. From these
reports It seems that 100 stations report a
good to excellent condition of ground , thirty
consider it fair , whllo only ten rate it as no
good. It has rained within the past week
and the dry spell U broken.
Trnoy'H Trottars Sold ,
New YOHK , AprlV 17. A sale ot trotting
Block of the Marchlaud stud , the property o
Set-rotary Tracy , Vegan this morning. Tha
troUorb sold nt goon prices. Tbo total for
the day's ealo was fitfS30. an average per
bcrco cf $1'J40 , The tale closes to-morrow
IOWA BANKERS SWINDLED ,
A Nebraska Man Works a Sioux
City Institution For $2,500.
HE GETS AWAY WITH THE BOODLE
Tlio Soldier. } ' Monument Commission
In Session nt DCS Aloincs A.
Hullni ; of Interest to
Htnto Flron-.on.
\ Clnlm Swindle.
Sioux CITT , la. , April 17. [ Special Tolo-
jrnm to TUB BBR.J Tha Sioux City Savings
jtink to-day discovered tlir.t on the Oth Inst.
It was ucntly swindled out of $2,500 , by n mim
calling himself B. Simpson. On that day ho
called at the bank with a letter of Introduc
tion from Kov. GeorgeKnos , of this city ,
stating that Simpson was the owner of con- '
sldcrablo property nt Poncn. Nob. Simpson
told u plausible story nnd deposited n elrnft
for $3,000 drawn by the National bank of
Urlstol. Tonn. , on the National bank of the
Republic of Now York City. The arrange
ment \viis that $4,000 was to remain on do-
icslt six months , and Simpson drew $3,500 In
-ash and took n certificate of deposit for Jl-
500. Ho disappeared and no trace of him can
t)0 found. The draft on New York came
back protested and Is found to bo a skillful
forgery. Simpson appeared nt Poncn a
mouth ngo with n forged letter from the
Presbyterian church , on which ho was ad
mitted to membership at Ponca. Ho brought
to Rev. Mr. Knox a gcnulno letter from the
Ponca pastor , and also newspapers contain
ing an article about his alleged largo land
Interests there. His talk was so smooth that
lie got the conlldenco of Mr. Knox and a
letter which helped to throw the cashier off
his guard. _
The Monument Commission.
DCS MOINES , la. , April 17. ( Special Telegram -
gram to the lici : . ] The soldiers' ' monument
commission met nt the capital to-day , all the
members except ox-Governor Klrkwood
being present. They found n collection of
forty-eight models , drawings , plans nnd
specifications for the proposed memorial to
lawn soldiers. The commissioners have only
advisory power so far ns selecting n design ,
but they have o'fTcred thrco cash prizes of
$500 , $253 and S150 for the best designs sub
mitted , in oidcr to stimulate competition.
The purpose of this meeting is to award
these prizes , nnd the model or design that re
ceives the tlrst prlzo will bo recommended to
the next legislature for adoption.
After a brief examination the commission
ers throw out all but thirteen of the designs
submitted , and then began the hard work ol
deciding between them. There is n great
variety shown in the designs , ranging in
style from n single granite shaft to a memor
ial hall thrco stories high. Many of the old
soldiers want n building of that kind con
structed , which shall bo a receptacle for nil
the battle flags of the state and other mili
tary trophies and relics , and have also an as
sembly room largo enough for regimental re
unions. Others want an appropriate shaft
with heroic figures symbolicalo the struggle
for the union nnd liberty. Others contem
plate an equestrian statue of some dlstln-
guisU.ed Iowa or other soldier.
It was the original intention to davothis ,
memorial monument upon the capital
grounds , but the commissioners think that
there would not bo room there for a memor
ial as largo as Is proposed. Not having
reached n decision this evening , they will
continue the examination of dcsiirns tomorrow
row , and probably award the prizes then.
Flro Engines Exempted.
DBS MOINCS , la. , April 17. [ Special
Telegram to Tire UKB. ] The commis
sioners to-day decided tno case that had
been sbbmitted to them by citizens of Coun
cil Bluffs with reference to the approaching
fireman's tournament nt that city. They
had asked a ruling of the commissioners that
lire engines and apparatus belonging to the
different cities of the state might bo carried
to the tournament frco under the statute
that exempts municipal property from the
operations of the railroad law if the rail
roads choose to carry it frco. The Council
Bluffs delegation represented that the fire
apparatus was the property of the different
cities , and therefore should como under this
statute. The commissioners sustained them ,
nnd decided also that the railroads might
make a passenger rate of one cent a mile for
that occasion , provided it was made to nil
travelers to Council Bluffs nt that tlmo.
The Centennial Commissioners.
DCS MOINES , la. , April 17. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BCB. | Ex-Senator Ilarlan ,
of Ml. Pleasant , the Iowa commissioner to
the Washington centennial , mot with the
assistant commissioners at tbo governor's
ofllco to arrange for the representation ol
this state. There wore present Messrs. J.
B. Grinnoll , of Grinncll ; Fairall , of Iowa
City ; McMurrny , of Webster City , and
Reynolds , of ISoonc. Havlnc no funds at
their disposal , the commissioners could not
arrange for any elaborate display , but it is
expected that they will attend the centen
nial , together with the governor and some of
his staff. Their headquarters in New Yorli
will bo at the Brovoort house.
1'ncillc Short Line Contracts.
Sioux CITY , la. , April 17. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] The examination of the
123 bids for construction of the Pacific Short
Line section west of Sioux City was com
pleted to-day and the contract awarded tc
E. P. Hoynolds & Co. , of Wymoro. Neb ,
The linn nro heavy contractors nnd have
been at work on the extension of the Bur-
llngton nnd Rock Island systems. Worli
will oogin on the llrst 100 miles within ten 01
twenty days.
"
i
Died From IHn Injuries.
DBS MoiNue , la. , April 17. [ Special Tele
grain-to THE IJcnJ Mr. Soheldlor , the old
man who was so badly burned In trying tc
save his wife from burning , died at Manson
to-day. The clothing of bis wife caught fire
from sparks from his pipe as they wore
driving. She was so badly burned that she
died nt once , and he received injuries thai
killed him after two weeks of terrible suffer
ing. Ho was one of the pioneers of Caluoui :
county.
To Become Lionn of Imramlo.
IOWA CITT , la. , April 17. [ Special Telegram
gram to TUB BEB.J Uov. S. N. Watson ,
rector of Trinity church , has resigned tc
become dean of Laramie , under Bishop Tal
bott , of Wyoming.
The Honda Asked to Explain.
WASHINGTON , April 17. The inter-state
commerce commission this afternoon Issued
ardors instructing u largo number of railroad
companies , Including the most Important
lines In the United States , to appear before
it on certain dates in May , and make ex
planations in the matter of free passes , free
tranuportatlou , commissions on tickets , cut
mileage , etc.
A Nntnd Counterfeiter Gnnvlctcd.
BOSTON , April 17.--Levl S. Pratt was to
day convicted on two charges of passing
counterfoil United States treasury notes
He will bo sentenced to-morrow. Ho was
tried and convicted for n similar offense ii
lowu and served two years of n five-yean
sentence , when he was pardoned by ex
President Cleveland.
-
Su | ) rlnttiulcnl of Census.
WASHINGTON , April 17. The president to
day appointed Robert P. Porter , of Nev
York , superintendent ol census.
Recent Nnvnl Mnnpnvors Result In A
Illftnircoaulo Surprise.
WASHINGTON , April J7i Kccont reports of
ho maneuvers of the British naval fleet con-
aln some matter not entirely reassuring
vlth respect to seine of our now naval ves
sels , In these maneuvers about six vessels
of the Archer typo participated , nnd the re
sult was n dlsngrcoable surprise. It was
found that the vessels pitched nnd rolled
about to such nn extent in n moderately
icavy sen as to render thorn very poor gun
ilntforms , to use n technical expression ,
which moans that the guns were so unstable
.hat they could not bo directed to any np-
jroach to accuracy of flro. They were also
fory wet ships. These effects nro supposed
.0 result from the excessive weight of the
ordnance , mid It wus recommended that the
six-inch rlllos bo replaced by ilvo-inch guns ,
nnd the anchors moved further apart.
The significance of this report to naval
ofllcors hero lies in the fact that the now gunBoat -
Boat Yorktowu is patterned after the Archer ,
and will carry the satno calibre ami weight
of ordnance. Fnlluro has nlso attended the
efforts of the British constructors to build n
twenty-knot ship , of which the navy depart
ment hero is attempting to build two , under
direction of the net of congress. The Media ,
which was built for a twenty-knot ship , has
never exceeded nineteen knots , but tins de
veloped inoro than the estimated horse
rawer , an Indication to constructors hero
: lmt it is not possible to drive n vessel of
: hat length at twenty kuots. The British
authorities have taknn the same view , and
will build another sot of these boats of
greater length. Otlior vessels of the same
typo have failed to dovolopo anything like the
necessary 0,000 horso-powor , so that the
promise of success for our boats is not bright.
THE
Respite Granted By the Governor
Till May 1O.
OZAIIK , Mo. , April 17. | Special Telegram
to Tun Bun. ] The thrco condemned Knob-
hers already feel the terrors of the gallows ,
having learned that the governor gives no
intimation of commuting their sentences , as
the Kansas City papers of the 15th reported.
Tears were visible in Judge Hubbard's eyes
yesterday on rending a letter from Delaney ,
of the defense , now at Jefferson City ,
settling the hopelessness of the case. The
best citizens hero huvo signed petitions to
the governor asking n commutation. Last
night an attorney for the state wired the
following to Jefferson City :
"D. U. Francis , Governor of Missouri ,
Sir : I assisted In the prosecution of the
Bald Knobbers for the murder of Green nnd
Edcns , nnd as an attorney do iio-t think it
was murder in the firsts degree. I will ex
plain fully by letter if tleslrcei.
1 J. J. BIIOWN. "
A telegram just received from the gov
ernor grants a respite to Bill Walker nnd
John Mntthows untillMny 10 , which t ay was
fixed by the supreme court for the execution
of David Wnlker. The prisoners , do not
seem nt nil relieved nt the .reprieve. John
Matthews droops his head In'gloomy silence.
Bill Walker says , "Well , something bettor
may como yet. "
FOIl PUBMO CONVENIENCE.
Another Oreler of the Ijiist Adminis
tration Reversed.
WASHINGTON , April,17. The postofllco de
partment has rescinded the order issued dur
ing the last administration , having for its ob
ject the discouragement of the practice by
trainmen of carrying special newspaper cor
respondence and otbjCij , matter , In other than *
mail trains. It Is' said , nt the department ,
that there are n verytlorgo number of small
towns throughout the country which have
meagro telegraphic 'facilities. In many of
those villages the post and telegraph ofllrcs
close early , and to prohibit trainman from
carrying to n neighboring town or city , small
packages containing , possibly , information
of the highest general importance , is re
garded as unwise and unjust. The news
papers of the country , it is maintained ,
should recoivv every possible facility for ob
taining the news of the day , and to this end
trainmen have been { encouraged to lend aid.
AN OMAHA MAN IN TROUBLE.
Sucel for $0OOO Damages Tor Broach
or Contract.
CnioAoo , April 17. [ Special Telegram to
Tun BEE. ] The Century Book nnd Paper
company to-day began suit in the circuit
court against Adam Baker for $5,000 dam
ages for broach of contract. Bnkcr is the
man from Omaha who made n contract of
agency with the company , deposited $500 and
them n draft for $500 to make up the
favo his contract called for , and then , be
lieving himself swindled , fllod n bill enjoin
ing the collection off the draft. Attorneys
for the company assert It is a responsible and
worthy institution ; that the contract was
fair and legal , and that Baker rushed into
court without knowihg what for. They pro
pose to see if the case will work the other
way now. |
Piano Manufacturer Fails.
BOSTON , April 17. Thomas F. Scanlan ,
doing business as the Now England Piano
company in this city und in Now York , with
a factory nt Roxbury , Mass. , has made an as
signment , with IhiDillties of § 200,000. The
Now York branch of the business was incor
porated under the Now York laws , nnd was
styled the Now England Pinno comnany ot
Now York , with n capital stock of SUUO.OOO.
The Boston business was incorporated under
the laws of Maine , With n capital stock of
§ 75,000.
The Immediate cause of the failure was
the suspension of Freoso & Sons , piano
dealers of Dallas , Tex. Scanlan had been
backing the Dallas company on its paper ,
amounting to ? 100,000. The firm's paper is
believed to bo mainly in Boston banus , nnd
thu authorities place it considerably above
$200,000. The nominal assets are half a
million.
The Denmark Arrives.
NEW YOHK , April 17. The National line
steamship Denmark arrived at the bar this
morning. This is thp stenmcr which was ox-
pcctcd to bring some news of the foundered
steamer Daumnrk.
%
A Mr. Strausso , engaged In the foreign
fruit business , was reported to have re
ceived a cablegram to the effect that a ves
sel in the foreign 'trade had picked up
the passengers and crow of the steamer Dan-
mark. Investigation proved there was no
foundation for the rumor , as StrausRo , when
seen , said ho had received no information on
tbo subject. The steamer AUatia , of the
Anchor line , was rpnortod ns leaving the
Hock of Gibraltar April 1 , and as she passed
near the spot whore the Daninark was seen ,
It is thought Jlkoly she may have fallen in
with her boats.
A Big fitandarl Oil Doal.
PiTTSiisita , April 17. A special from Lima ,
O. , says : The Standard Oil company to-day
closed a deal whereby they become possess
ors of a majority of the stock of the Ohio Oil
company. This gives thorn control of a
largo Held , The Ohio company is composed
of an'association ot producers in this Hold.
Their louses cover 15,000 , acres , with n daily
production of 5,000 barrels of oil. A consid
erable portion o.f the territory Is yet unde
veloped. The prices paid for the stock are
said to range from 50 to 7D cents. C. F.
Lufkln conducted the business for the
Standard company , They have a largo force
nf men engaged in enlarging their refinery
grounds hero , with the intention of making
the works the greatest rollnery in this
country.
Killed by a Falling Tree.
WHEELING , W. Va. , April ir.-Perry
Wino , u well Jtnown citizen livinc In Brock
ton county , wus foiling n tree to-day when it
broke across tbo stump , demolishing the
house and killing bis wife and thrco chil
dren.
' V fS'SSKt
The Famous Dlvoroo Onso of Carter
vs Onrtor.
KYRLE BELLEW FIGURES IN IT.
The Actor Manlier G.-wa Her
1'rlccd IJCBHOIIH In Dramatic Art
She Charges Cruelty and
Unnatural Crimes.
Chicago AH
CHICAGO , April 17. [ Special Telegram to
Tun BEH.I The famous dlvorco case of
Carter vs Carter has nt last como to trial ,
nnd is now being hoard before Judge Jami
son. Owing to the promfnonco of the Car
ters In Chicago the case has from the first
attracted great attention , nnd over slnco tuo
original bill mid cross bill was fllod both
sides hnvo employed every nrtltlco known to
skillful lawyers to obtain some ndvnntngo
over the other. Both hnvo had half n dozen
iromlnont lawyers in their employ nil the
, iuie , nnd depositions hnvo been taken in nil
> arts of this co'untry and in England and
franco bearing on the caso. It Is now two
fears slnco the legal fight was begun. The
Sartors are 0110 of the best known ami most
respected families in Chicago , and Lcslio
Carter , the principal figure iu this case , was
a rich young lawyer when , hi 18SO , ho mar
ried Miss Carolina Dudley , a very striking
young lady from Dayton , O. , who
was creating something of n sensation
in Chicago society. After their marriage
the couple occupied u handsome house
iu Dearbon avenue and entertained lavishly.
A year or two later , however , the establish
ment was given up , nnd Mrs. Carter spent
most of her tlmo away from Chicago and her
husband. The summers she generally spent
nt Cooperstowu , N. Y. , nnd her wmtoiti in
Europe. There was , of course , n great deal
of gossip , and finally , iu November , 18S7 ,
Mrs. Carter filed n bill for divorce , chnrging
cruelty and unnatural crimes. In response !
to this Lcslio Carter filed a denial rind cross
bill , in which ho charged adultery , naming
Kyrlo Bellow , Stato' Senator James 1 \
Penrco , of Now York , und several others of
less renown , as co-respondents. About n
year ngo Judge Jamison decided that the
child , a boy of nine , should divide his tiuio
equally between father und mother , spond-
Inc ono month with the former and the next
with the latter , pending n final decision.
Mrs. Carter , since this decision , lias boon
living with her mother in a mall hotel on
Twenty-second street , while Mr. Carlo r has
been nt the family rcsldonco on the North
Stdo. The final trial of this celebrated case
has at last begun. Yesterday
was devoted to securing n jury
ana to-day the opening addresses
were mado. Mrs. Carter , tircssed In black ,
nttcuded by her mother nnd hcrmnld , occupy
n conspicuous place in the court room , and
Mr. Carter , with hisbrothcr , and surrounded
by his lawyers , is seated but u few foot away
from nor. In his opening address Judge Sid
ney Smith said that from within a very short
time of their marriage Carter's ' conduct was
hard and cruel. Ho said that If Mrs. Carter
were separated from her boy It would bo her
death , nnd ho stated further that Mrs. Car
ter had completely refuted the allegations of
infidelity charged against her.
Spenldng for Mr. Carter his lawyer said
that Mrs. Carter came homo from Cooper-
town ono day and asked her husband for a
separation , § 15,000 and the custody of their
child. She gave no reason for it , and her
husband refused to grant her request. Mr.
Loesch then'tolS'Hpw she sailed for Europe ,
where ho said'sho cut a swath wide enough
for the easy possum of the retinue of n king.
It was on her return to this country that Mr.
Carter suspected the infidelity of his wile ,
and telegraphed for hor. Kyrlo Bellow's
character will bo thoroughly aired in the
case , " said Mr. Loesch , ana then ho spoke of
Mrs. Carter's relations with the actor in
New York , which the actor had said con
sisted In his giving her lessons In dramatic
art at $25 per lesson. Mr. Bellow's dramatic
instructions sootned to require pretty con
stant companionship by him and the hund-
some prosecutor. Ho was with her early
nnd late. Ho attended to her moving from
ono hotel to another , met her on her arrival
from her travels , nnd was the last ono tc sco
her off when slio departed on them. Mr.
Loesch then spoke of the sums of money
spent by Mrs. Carter during her European
tour. Her husband had supposed they
amounted to $1,000 , whereas they footed up
to over $45OOJ , nnd this when she com
plained of being ill.
Mrs. Carter took the stand late in the aft
ernoon , and told her story of Leslie Carter's
alleged cruelty to her. She spoke In u low ,
soft voice and kept her largo blue eyes fixed
upon the jury. Sna said she married Leslie
Carter May 20 , 18SO , in Dayton , O. She had
known him n year nnd a half when she became -
came engaged to him. She first met him nt
the house of General Anson Slagcr. She
met him nt Wauke = liu und other places prior
to the engagement. Lawyer Ilynes exam
ined Mrs. Carter.
"Afteryour wedding in Dayton , whore did
you go ? " asked Mr. Hyncs.
"Wo started on a wedding journey to Cin
cinnati , and thence wo went to Baltimore ,
Philadelphia nnd New York. "
"Did the defendant's , ill treatment of you
begin on the day of your marriage ! "
"It commenced on the evening of the wed
ding. "
"What was the nature of It ! "
Mrs. Carter then told how , on their nr-
rival at their rooms in the hotel at Cincin
nati , after n tiresome journey , Carter com
pelled her to submit to his desires immedi
ately , notwithstanding her plea of hunger
and fatigue. At this point Mr. Hyncs bald
ho had n witness who wished to go to New
York , nnd ho withdrew Mrs. Carter from
the stand , and court adjourned until morn
ing. The cpurt nnd lawyers repaired to
Ilynes' ofllco across the street , whore tno
testimony of P. E. Gilmore , the Now York
theatrical manager , wus tnkcn. Mr. Gilmore
moro testified that in September , 18SO , Mrs.
Carter came to him and told him she was
studying the dramatic nrt under Kyrlo
Bellow , and asked Mr. Gilmore whether she
could got n position the next season If she
studied hard. Mr. Gilmore told her ho
thought she could. Ho nlso said that Hollow
made more money us an instructor than us
an actor , and that his charges were i5a
lesson.
MORE LOU.VTION LETTERS.
Mr. WinUrlm Still Working on the
1'ostollleo Site Matter.
WASHINGTON. April 17. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE.I "I have received nn-
other batch of letters in relation to the loca
tion of the site for the Omaha federal build
ing , " said Supervising Architect Windriui
to-duy , "and am busily engaged In preparing
a synopsis of nil the arguments in order thai
they may b nropcrly considered uu stairs.
I thlnic it will tuko nnothcr full day to com
plete this work , nnd then the secretary will
hnvo everything before him in such shape
that ho will have no difficulty in digesting
the arguments for and against each site ,
very readily. Until this Is done , however ,
It will bo absolutely impossible to give any
Information concerning the status of the
case. Neither myself nor Secretary Win-
doni nas reached a conclusion up to the pres
ent time. "
The I'lillman Patent Valid.
CiiiCAao , April 17. Judge Gresham to
day delivered an opinion , Judge Blodgctt
concurring , declaring that the Pullman-
Sessions patent for vestibule cars Is valid ,
nnd that the Wagner Pulaco Car company
was Infrlnglne- it The court made the
temporary Injunction against tha Wugner
company perpetual , und referred tlio matter
of damage's to u muster in chancery. A dis
patch from Now York to-night says ttiat
representatives of the Wagner company
claim ttiut they can dispense with the Ses
sions portion of the vestibule and still usu U.
DEATH T0 COMPETITION.
_
President Groonhut Outlines the
Policy of the Whisky Trust.
PCOIIIA , April 17 , The annual mooting ot
iho whisky trust was hold hero to-day. The
: iollcy of the trust was outlined In nn address
jy President Qrconhut. Ho said , In parts
"While wo feel confident of being nblo to
combat any competition on low prices , wo
must not bo misled nnd nntlclpnto n largo
dividend nnd attempt to vanquish outsldo
competitors at the same tlmo. In other words ,
our policy should bo , run on prices low
enough nnd for ns long n time ns may bo
necessary to overcome these outsldo con
cerns winch hnvo boon , or nro now , attemptIng -
Ing to tnko udvnutngo of our position. This
should bo done oven If it becomes necessary
for accomplishing this purpose to put prices
so low that the earning power of the trust
would not permit tno paying of nny dividend
or oven regular fixed charges during the
contest for supremacy. It is for this pur
pose , uud In anticipation of such n conflict ,
that the trustees considered It n
wlso nnd prudent policy to have a
InVgo surplus fund , which can bo drawn
upon to pay the fixed obligations
of the trust during such n tlmo. Outsldo
competitors must bo made to understand that
wo nro in dead earnest In this mutter : that
they can hope for no profits In the business ,
nnd sec that only ruination and losses are the
recompense for their parasitio ventures.
Aftorwei have succeeded by such n policy In
convincing our opponents that there Is no
possible chance for them to prey on us or
force us to take them Into our fold , wo shall
then bo nblo to proceed uniilolcstcd iu the
pursuit of our legitimate business.
"Tho trustees hnvo decided absolutely on n
policy of not taking any moro distilleries into
the trust. The policy originally pursued , of
treating with every house that was connected
with the western export association for en
tering the trust , hns been faithfully carried
out , nnd those few with which wo could not
como to an understanding must now bo con
sidered barred out. If wo nro to continue
tnklng In moro houses , wo would simply bo
offering n premium for new houses to bo
built , and in time would become overloaded
nnd unsuccessful In our efforts. "
In verification ot this position Grocnlfut
added that overtures nnd been inndo to the
trust for the sale of the stock of the St. Paul
distillery , about which there hnd been so
much newspaper speculation , nnd thut the
offer was declined. While the result of last
year's business might have been much bet
ter , it cannot be considered unsuccessful , for
the reason that the trust baa been ublo to
pay n monthly dividend , and also ndd some
thing to the surplus.
WESTERN PACKING INTERESTS.
Western Packing Again Shows n Re
duction in Out tint.
CINCINNATI , April 17. [ Special Telegram -
gram to THE BEC. ] The Price Current
will say : This is the fourth week iu which
a reduction is shown in the number of hogs
handled by the western packers , the re
turns indicating 140,000 against IB'i.OJO the
preceding week and 140,000 , for the corresponding
pending week last year. From Muroh 1 the
totul is 1,225,000 , against 000,000 n your ago.
BASIS
nf the American Association
ChntuploiiKhlp Season.
, Anril 17. The champion sen-
son of the .American association opened to
day in the 'presence of over ton thousand
people. The score :
Cincinnati 0 00000010 1
St.Louis 0 * 5
JjoiiIsvlllovH Kansas City.
LOUISVILLE , April 17. The opening game
of the American association hero wus bo-
twcon Louisville and Kansas City. The
score :
Louisville 0 00000400 4
Kansas City 'J 1080U10- 7
Postponcel on Account of Knln.
PHILADELPHIA , April 17. The American
association championship season wus to have
been opened to-day between the Athletic ! und
Brooklyn clubs , but rain obliged n postpone
ment until to-morrow.
BALTIMORE , April 17. The Baltlmoro-Col-
umbus gatno to-day was postponed on ac
count of ruin.
TO GET KID OF J1EU PARENTS.
A Girl Puts Koutch On ttatu In the
Family Tea.
MAIIINE CITV , Mich , , April 17. [ Special
Telegram to TJIE BEC , ] Monday evening
last , .Tamos Williams and wife were tnken
suddenly very ill with symptoms of poison
ing. They nrc still in n serious condition ,
This morning Matilda Williams , fourteen
years old , daughter of Mrs. Williams by a
former husband , admitted to the physician
that she had put n tnblcspconfull of Hough
on Uats in tno ton , The girl him cast her
fortunes with a cowboy combination and was
brought homo against her will. She saw no
way to continue upon the high road to fuma
thnt she hud selected , other than by remov
ing her parents , and ae.ted accordingly.
A COLORED 1IKIUKS3.
FranolH Kblis lie ft S20.OOO hy Her
Former HJajter.
LOUJSVIEM : , Ky. , April 17. [ Special Tele
gram to Tim BiiB.l Uy u jury's verdict to
day , Frauds Kbbs , the colored mistress of
James M. Roman , an old farmer recently de
ceased. was given nil his property amount
ing to § 20,000. Homun hud lived with the
woman from slavery dnys , when ho owned
her. At his death ho loft her and their chil
dren his property. His nolco , Mrs. Mary
Hydron , of Indiana , who had boon roared by
Homun , contested the will , She claimed
that the will wus raado under undue In
fluence.
Washington ItcllcH.
NnwYonit , April 37. The loan collection
of portraits , relics nnd silverware of Wash
ington and his time , which will bo one of the
pleasantcst features of the 'centennial cclc
brution , opened for exhibition In the rooms
of tlio metropolitan opera house to-night
The portraits , of which there uro over fifty ,
of Washington , are hung In thrco rooms , ant
the exhibition of newspapers by tno Fellow-
craft club , silverware nnd rollcs , occupy two
more. The relics of Washington nro numerous
ous , nnd comprise everything from his
nword and clothing to the trappings of his
horse.
Ijilinl Halt.
LONDON , April 17.Parnell hns engaged
Sir Charles UuMcll , Mr. Askwith nnd Ar
thur Russell to comlucttbc libel suit brought
by him against thft Times. The trial of the
case will tuko place In London in autumn.
The specific charges against the Times nro
that It published fnc-simlles of letters which
were fulsely usr-ribed to Partial ) . Panic )
will insist that the case bo confined to the
subject of the issue of the forgeries , und thu
nil questions of u political nu'.uro bo exciudci
from consideration.
To T.l ice Action on Trusts ,
N , 111 , , April 17. The prosl
dent ot the recout farmer's convention hold
here , has Issued a call for n state convention
of the farmers of Illinois , to meet hero 01
April 25 and luy clown a line of action In op
position to the binding twine uud ether
truits.
GUARDING AGAINST TROUBLE ,
Oonoral Morrltt Virtually Military
Governor of Oklahoma.
COMPTROLLER OF CURRENCY
Eelwarel 8. Imoy of Michigan Ap-
polntcd to Thnt Position llarrl *
neil On the Consular Service--
The Corona famine.
WASHINGTONIsuitmu. TIIRO\HIU HUE , )
fill ! FOUKTEKNTU STHBP.T , V
WAHiUNeiTON. V. C. , April 17. I
There was n conference nt the white house
o-day which tnnv lead to Important conso-
uonces. President Harrison was Joined by
Secretaries Proctor nnd Noble nnd the uttor-
loy-gonornl. The subject which occupied
tils quartette was n tolegrntn received by
ho secretary of war from General Morrltt ,
oniinnndcr of the Department of the Mia-
ourl. asking for Instructions In case trouble
nroso nt Oklahoma. General Morrltt lalrt
tress upon the serious uspoct thnt Is pro-
ontcd by the grout rush of the boomers ,
nut was emphatic in reciting his umburrn&s-
ng position , resulting from lack of power ,
o net in case of nn emergency. The matter
viis regnrdcd by the president nnd his nd-
isors ns one , In its possibilities , ns extremely
orlous , nnd its consideration occupied over
nn hour in tlmo. The conclusion of the con-
oronce was embodied In u telegram which
vus sent to General Morrltt yesterday , nnd
although It wus not inndo public through the
ordinary channels , It Is learned that It gives
ho commander of the Department of the
Missouri extraordinary discretionary pow
ers , making him in fact. If not In name , the
ullltnry governor of Oklahoma in case a
lot or any necessity should nrlso requiring
ho bayonet to preserve order. General
tlcrritt bus been diligent In preparing the
roops under his command for Instant nc-
Ion. nnd any trouble would bo mot
> romptly.
The postoffico department is making every
iccessary arrangement to give the now set-
tiers of the territory of Oklahoma nil the
tostnl facilities which it will bo possible to
ifford , nt the earliest possible moment utter
ho opening of tl.o territory. Assistant
Postmaster-General Clarkson says that
within three months fiom the present time
there will bo nt least ono hundred fourth.
; lass postoftlccs In Oklahoma. In his opin
ion there will be moro than u hundred tiious-
und pcoplo in Oklahoma within six months ,
nnd in his opinion it will bo ready for admis
sion into the union within two years. 'Ilia
department will afford the settlers every pos.
siblo facility for communication with tha
outsldo world , und each settlement will bo
supplied with u postoillco just a rapidly us
they can bo established.
coMrTitoi.i.Eii or TUG cuimuxor.
As predicted in these dispatches the prcsi.
dent lias appointed Mr. Edward S. Lacy , of
Michigan , comptroller of the currency. Mr.
Lucy has boon n banker in Michigan for a
number of years , und his appointment wna
urged by the leading republicans of the
state , ns well as by bankers from nil over ?
the country. Ho was u member of the For
ty-seventh and Forty-eighth congresses , und
was n member of the committee on coinage.
Ho said to the press correspondent this af
tcrnoon thut ho bus the arrangements nil *
made for the disposal of his Interest in the
JaoUsou.blUic-iuid ) thnt ho will bo ready to
nssUme his now duties within the fifteen
days specified.
inn CONSUI.AU SEIIVICB.
To an applicant for n consulate
who calUid upon him to-ilav the
president sntd that the consideration
of consular appointment ! * would not betaken
taken up for nt loust three weeks to como ;
thut in appointing the now consuls there
would bo no clean sweeps and thnt the state
department would net very slowly. The ap
pointments will bo made on geographical
lines , due repnrd being nt nil times hud to the
commerciul fitness ol the upplicunts. Mr.
Blalno this afternoon reiterated this state
ment of policy. Ho nudcd incidentally thnt
for the 210 consulships there huvo been 8,500
applicants. It Is believed that the consulate
nt Liverpool will go to Mr. Thomas Shor-
mnn , of Maine , who has been for years con
nected with the consular service iu the state
department. It is stated on good authority ,
however , that Mr. Morton has nskcd the
president to promote his brother-in-law. Mr.
Grinnell , at present the consul ut Bradford ,
England , to this office. Mr. Gcorgo Bain , of
St. Louis , is believed to bo Hinted for tho'
Glasgow consulate , und Mr. George Johnson ,
of Cincinnati , for the consul-generalship
nt Berlin , und General Adam ID. King , of
Baltimore , fur the consul-generalship at
Purls.
THE COI1HAN TA-MIXi : DENIED.
Dr. Allen , the American sccrutury of the
Coreun legation , mated to your correspond
ent to-day that the reports printed of the
famine which Is ullcacd to bo devastating
Corcu uro exaggerated and untrue. He re
ceived a letter from nn American friend In
Corea to-duy from which ho rend thnt whllo
the crop of rice In southern Corcu hud been
short this year the shortage had been fore
seen by the government nnd thnt ample sup
plies hnd been stored up by the king both at
private and public expense , und that all
needy persons would bo fully taken euro of.
Tim next crop will bo gathered this summer
nnd will bo nn abundant ono. There had
bran no deaths from famine , ho snid , nnd the
principal distress among tlio pcoplo nioso
from the merciless extortions of the govern
ment tux gatherers.
AN INTKIIEiiTINO QUHS'IION.
One of the Interesting questions which fa
now occupying the ofllco-seukcrs is the con
struction the present administration will put
upon the date of the commencement of tha
four .Years terms of officials of tlio presi
dential clnss. Representative Pnyson called
on the uttornoy-cenoral to-duy for informa
tion on this subject. "Whlio the nttornoy-
gcnernl nuiil thut the policy had not b < ; cn
definitely settled , " suid Mr. Piiyson , "still I
feel justified in Biiyint , ' the tenure of ofllca
will bo held to commence with the date of
original appointment , . "
A NiW : NlilWASKA rOST.MASTBH.
Charles II. Woodruff , Keieno , Kearney
county , Nebraska , vlco J. E. Johnson , re
signed.
IOWA rOSTMASTKltS Al'J'OINTBD.
Kdwnrd Stoigiedor , Plow Crcok , Clay
rounty , vice John Wutts , resigned , and A. 1C.
Ktoddnrd , West Point , Leo county , vlco John
Keinpler , removed.
The first nsslstnnt secretary of the Interior
has afilrmett the decUloti of the comniissicnor
of the general land office in the case of Rob
ert II , Wultz vs Abraham Graves , In the ap
peal of Henry Carty , protestnnt , from the
commissioner's decision of February 1U , 1S8S ,
awarding to Waltz his preference right of
entry as successful contestant for the south
west quarter of section fi , township ! )3 ) north ,
rnngo 47 west , Chadron , Noli , , land district.
Thu first assistant secretary nays ho Is satis
fied that the motion to dismiss the content
should have been overruled ; that the evi
dence fully sustained the truth of the charge
against the entry of Graves , uud sald'tha
entry should bo canceled and that Walt *
should have tlio profei cmco right of entry ,
hut If for any reason ho could not make
entry then the suld contest affidavit of Curty
belnt ; nn file will fe'lvo him the preference
right. PiiiitY : 8. HEATH.
Killed With an A.vo.
NOIIUSVIU.B , Ind. , April 17. John Week *
nnd Kbentvcr Hccin , two Hamilton county
wood-choppers , became Involved muquurril ,
this morning , nnd Weeks burled his uxa In * *
the back of Hcom , cutting throughputs
shoulder Into the backbone , und inflicting ' ' . &
mortal wound. &
I A-C K x
The AVonthiT UTIi
For Nebraska nnd Iowa ; Ralo , ' no 5
elded chaufo In tcmpcraturf , var
winds.
For Dakota : Liirht rains ' , warmer - , v *
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