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EIGHTEENTH YEAH. OMAHA , TUESDAY MOItiNlNG , APKEL 23 , 1889. NUMBER 312' I'ilE INVASION OF OKLAHOMA Ono of the Greatest Bvontsnf' \ V History of the Border. T" S A FRANTIC RACE FOR LANDS. Socncfl oftho Wlldcut Excitement nnd Confusion No Serious Trouiilo Reported The Wonderful Giowth or Gutlirlo. SwnrinliiK AVIlh Honmcr/ ) . bT. Louis , April 22. The Republic's Ar kansas City special says : Oklahoma Is open. The trials , struggles and sacrifices of years nro partially rowurded. The history of this day will forever bo n memorial In fron tier annals , nnd will leava behind a heritage of litigation which will bo fruitful to land sharks und claim attorncyi , but will be de structive to the claims of poor und honest settlers. The Santa Fo began running Its scetionn' trains out of Kansas City ln"t night , and picked up cars ut almost every station along ttio route. Hundreds of people were waiting at every depot , and If the cars , all of which wcro filled before the border line was reached , could bo coupled they would have mndo a train miles In length. Thu crowds were composed of speculators , adventurers , slgllt-scors , thieves , etc. The farming clo- ino.it was not largely represented , us all homesteaders have gone on before. There were men in the cars from cvcrv great city nnd linp'Ttant point In the country , and there wns not n stuto or territory In the country which did not Imvo Its representatives. The newsimpor coach was the first out of Kansas City. It contained representatives of all thu leading newspapers In the country , who wore compelled to yield room and com fort for the good of the cause. At Arkansas City thcro were over seventy- 11 vo coaches tracked In the yards , awaiting the rush. All these were lowered into the yards some distance below the depot. The crowd began giithcrini ; on the platform two hours bofo ro day-light , nnd long before the llrst streak of dawn the city was awake and stirring. Thn streets presented a live , picturesque iippc-aranco. Hundreds , in their impatience to get aboard , rushed down en mnsso to the yards und nttomuted to force nn entrance Into the cais , all of which were Hccuroly locked. The excitement may bo ludgcd from the fact that a large number ol coach windows wcro broken out by people unxious to secure scats. It was in vain foe the ofllclnls to say tbat trains would run1 In sections , 11 ft con minutes apart. Kvorybod.v there wanted to bo llftecn minutes ahead ol everybody , and not llftcen minutes behind anybody. Tnc first section inado up consisted of nine coaches , a newspaper coach undone caboose. It pulled cut nt8:4. : > , railroad time , drawn by engine No. 2'iO. ( It wns DsIJO when the Iks which marks the state line and the dividing line from the Cherokee strip wus reached. It wus greeted with n cheer which rolled from the news car in front to the rustlers' ' cubooso behind. It marked the departure from state government toward a country where n government is yet to bo created nnd established. Still the Cherokee country lay between them nnd rainbow land. Along the Pawnee trail the truin ulsc passed caravans of boomers' wagons , innny poing south , but some returning towards Kansas. Hotwccn Willow Springs uml Ponca aceney somebody in . the newspaper car Covered a man riding on the trucks beneath the conch. When the train stopped at Ponca the adventurous boomer on the wheels was taken up into the car and elected an honorary member of the press association. Ho gave his name as Harvey Saddler , and said ho was born In England , but had boon In this country for nlno years , and had como all the wav from Seattle , W. T. , to get n foothold In Okla homa. He was elected as a representative of the London Times , and also us a mascot of the new city of Guthrio. At thu last station outside of Oklahoma territory there wns a great crowd of boom ers who hud forsaken their teams nnd hoped to got in quicker by rail. There being no room inside , they climbed to the top of the coaches , and the entire train , from one end to the other , was lined with them. In this way the line was reached about five minutes'after IS o'clock. Hoforo tno late dead line was reached and passed , however , a great transformation scone had begun and was plainly visible to the watchers from the train. First came in view whlto-toppod wagons , gathered together in groups on the level pralrio or m the little valleys which alvorslfy the face of the country. It was at once notlceablo that teams wcro not to bo Been In nnv of those camps , anil it was plain that they had been taken out of harness to bo rode across the border by hard riders , who were to locali claims. A little further on ami this conclusion proved to bo the cor rect ono , for the entire face of the country , DO for as the best field glass could carry was overrun with horsemen galloping ao the southward. The fleetest horses had evidently been picked for the work , and they were carrying their ridem rapidly to the longed-for goal. Hides of fifteen or twenty miles were made In an Incredibly short time by old boomers familiar with the country ai.d who know whore desirable lands were located. The flay was cloudless and far away in the horl- lon , both cast nnd west , clouds of dust could t < o seen ascending from the iioofs of hun dreds of hoiscs rushing toward different des tinations in most cases , but some of them towar > \ the same one. A race for the same jjoal cJuld be easily distinguished. The riders were apparently ovenly.moiititod ; they wcro neck and neck for a mile or two along the trail ns far ns they could bo seen nnd their eager and intense looks and their merciless ilnshtng wcro sufficient evidence of the prize they were running after. Ono saddled but riderless norse wus seen galloping along the trull , an ominous sign of some accident or duality which had befallen thu rider. Out of the dust which arose toward the cast could bo scon , after the train hail reached the summit of n high ridge , a wucon caravan fully two miles In length and whluli was being nncd to the utmost , speed or iu torsos. The caravans were plainly out-ills' lanced by the horseback riders nnd after ibvcral miles of territory was traversed it was scon , that the best prizes. One home- iteuder , who had secured u magnificent jnnrtor of rolling laud dug a nolo two or ihrco feet deep at that ccrnor of it fv'hero the surveyor's section wus locutoil and where ho hud 3riven his stakca. Not looking upon these evidence * of possession is sufllcient to confirm his tl lo , ho seized i Winchester , as the tniln ran by , and llrei ! jut ull of its contents and then emptied hi : revolver , yelling like n cowboy or Com mniu'ho Indian ull the time. Not on'.y ttu fells , but tlio shots wcro responded to froir ihe train , and u volley wont up into the all Ii'om the ontlrn length of the suction , whlct proved conclusively how well the parlyva * irmcd , iu expectancy of what might happci few miles out on the other side of the line Tno train stopped ut thu military post ivhcru thu white tents of the sol fliers and ofllccrs , surmounted by the national colors , were a gratifying evidence of a power sufllclent to malntali order , Troop D , of the Fifth regiment o : cuvr.lry of Mm United States iirmy , ua : quartered there , and the ofllccrh Bald that ui the nuuad of the bugle a' high noon thin bad been a movement r.mong the boomcn camped along tnc bonier which had ex tended along the entire frontier lint' , am that they hail been ruling fast nnd furlou : ever since , some of the prospectors running to CiiUhrln to Ilia their entries , ur.d other , going to locate on land and secure prioi right to possession by actual occupancy The scene wux one of the moat plirriug unil picturesque over witnessed. The smolri of n myriad of campllres. lighted to cook the first meal In Oklahoma , begun ( o ascend Ir nil directions , nti'l before the first tralr of If.nd speculator- ) rushed to thn futuri great rlty nf Uutbrlo , thu farmer had al ready become the possessor of a great dea of land , and more than ono furrow of virgli eoll was turned over to the BUU which hut jnudo Iho d y ( lorlous M well us racier-able. Ju- It was twenty minutes nftcr 13 o'clock ' when tlio first section of the threat Atclilson train reached the line , and Its progress from tlioro was not rapid enough for the rnpld men who wanted to got there in a hurry before nil tlio cream was skimmed off the milk. Novcrtlio- less , it lacked hut a few minutes of 1 o'clock when the train stopped In front of Gutlirlo. Before the train cnmo to a stop It was seen that somebody was already there ; intact , the town \vas well populated. Tents were numerous on the eastern slope , and stakes were sticking up out of the ground Ilka poles in n bean patch. Men could ho seen racing In the direction of valuable holdings , nnd the scene was as busy and animated none ono ns it Is possible to Imngmu. Thii profanity among the speculators was both loud and deep. If thcro had been any prospect of shooting at any time , It was when thcso men foindthctnsclvcs ( bnnicd at the game of freeze-out. But they wcro com pelled to swallow their wrath , for , accord ing to all technicalities in law , the men In possession wuro the rightful owners , and the men who had bcc'i loft out were the ones who had been most persistent In their de mands for the law's enforcement. There was nothing to do but to take what was loft , and It was In Iho scramble for this that the most serious scenes of the day were uro- scntcd. Every variety of men along the frontier tnado up the army whloh charged the land ofllconttho topot the knoll , not In a body , but In detachments. The land ofllco was not the point of their destination , though It stands at the corner of n section , nnd is therefore the present center ol the town , but It was to lots near by that the rush wus mndo. Tlioro was'llttlo loft nour It. Stakes hud already boon driven to almost the limit of 3120 acres of the town site. There was a small margin , nnd this was being rapidly taken out by the sumo men who had already ap propriated ncai.y everything in sight. It was but a few minutes till the line was reached , nnd the back action movement of taking up lots which nobody had wanted before , be- van. When the second nnd third sections of the train arrived aim found everything cornered , the nlr was blue for miles around the me tropolis. There was nothing to do , how ever , as every lot was protected by rillos and revolvers , and If shooting began there was no tolling where it wiuUl stop. The only recourse loft to the utsnppolnted mon was to buy out such holders of lots ns wore willing to sell or run the risk of tuhirg land outside the local limit. Both courses were adopted , and a good number of Outhrio City lots changed hands. The first sale was by n man until oil Ilun- nels , of Al van , Kan. , who sold a tweuty-llvo- foot front lot , near the land office , f , r ? ! > , to nn old doctor , n resident of ono of the In dian reservations adjoining Oklahoma. The purchaser refused $50 for the lot five min utes later. Several transfers wcro made to day , nnd others who nve determined to locate hero drove stakes outside of the town lino. This Is preparatory to the purchase of home stead rights and the extension of the city limiu. No ono who had never seen a western town take form and shape can comprehend how quickly n full-rigged city with a doublo- docked boom can bo put in running order. Outhrie already has its Main street , its Harrison risen street , Its Gutlirlo avenue and its Okla homa avenue , and this morning it was n wil derness where the antelope sported and the jack rabbit Hopped its cars In the sun. To-morrow afternoon , at 4 o'clock , the Hrst municipal election will occiu. The election notice appeared to-day in the Oklahoma Her ald , n dally paper published at Uuthrie on the llrst day of its existence. The council will bo elected tit the same timo. Nearly ten thousand votes will bo polled , as there uro about tbat many mon In Guthrie with the intention of becoming citizens. The leading candidates for mayor are Adjutant-General Hcioe , of Illinois ; William Constantine , ot SpringileId.Ohio , ami T. L. Summer , of Arkansas City. A strong dark horse is J. Vnlney Hnggutt , of Huron , Dik. : The Hank of Oklahoma opened for busi ness ut Guthrie to-dav with a capital stock of 550,000. M. W. Lovy. a Wichita banker , is president ; George W. Hobinson , a banker of Wlnllcld , and lion. Horace S. Speed , of Indianapolis , directors. The new city Is Hooded with business cards of all descriptions , representing every line of trade and business , every profession and every occupation imaginable. A mass of mail Is expected to reach the Guthrie post- olllco every day. It is now being mu by a postal clerk detailed for that purpose , but Pmn , of Kiowa , Kan. , lately appointed postmaster , will take charge in a day or two. two.A scheme which resulted in n practical cornering or to\7ii lots to-day originated with the Atchison , Topcka & Santa Fe r.illroad , probably in combination with a syndicate who have been hard at work iu Arkansas City for a week or more. A num ber of mon have been going into the territory ns deputy marshals and others under permits as railroad employes. The marshals wore simply commissioned and not sworn , , and the railroad men were not burdened with ofJIcial orders. They all dill tlioir work to-day , and did It well. The ofll- clals in the Guthrie land ofllcc say that the men seemed to sprlngoutof thocnrtli us noon approached , and that it did not take llftecn minutes to occupy half the town site. Everything is reported quiet alone the Canadian. Purcell Is n deserted village , now that the little station on the Atchison road about clshteen miles north of It is laid out as u town site. It is evident that Oklahoma Is to be opened peaceably and without blood Bhed. The cnsls was passed to day. A great number of her citi zens uro law abiding , and tho.io who uro not will Uo suppressed by the strong hand of froutier justice , aided by the military authorities under command of General I lorrltt. Thcro arc now about live hundred troops In the territory , and they will be kept here until order is assured. To Cantiiro tlin Oiiorolccc Strip. ST. Lotus , .April 22. Special dispatches from the Oklahoma country say that every body is on the qul vivo to make tha craud rush Across the Hue at noon to-day. Largii sums are being paid for swift horses that purchasers may reach choice altos llrst. There is as union , If not more struggling for town sites than for sections. It Is said that thirty-two town companies arc going for Guihrio , about half thai number fop Oklahoma City , and about twenty for King Fisher , while thcro are applicants for sites on almost every section. The trouble between township companies promises to bens ns dangerous ns among rlnini hunters. A bold scheme has born concocted. It is evident there 13 not room InOkluhoma ) for ull the boomers , so sworn bands hsvii been formed that these xvho uro loft out will make a united rush and occupy the Cherokee Strip , hoping to got so many on it the government will not tluu ! : Itri' > a to dwo them off. Drowned m null ( /rock. K > NKAS CITV , April 2'J. A Star special from Arkansas City nays : Comparatlvoly few of tlio wagon men reached the Okla homa line until last night and this morning. Salt Cicolc , which runs through the strip , and on the banks of which the Ponci reser vation is situated , caused the Bottlers uiuch delay. Italus have umilo It so high that fording was dangerous , and oily n few wore foolhardy enough to venture It. Captain Iiuyna , who with Ufa company I'scartcd thu net tiers to the border , Influenced the Santa Fc road to luy planless beside and between thu tracks of the railroad bridge to get the emigrants ovei. In splto of all prci'iuitloiis \vimmn and two children and a nuinuor of uatllo ' .vr.rc drowned at the brldgit. Call-fill estimates by n S.ar reporter who wus on Iho ground last night , rnvfulcd the fact that within u radium of live miles from the border the entrance to the I'cuc.n trial fully Aye hundred men at least a mile over the lino. No soldiers wer < 5 there to dispute their cutr.-incu or to tell wbf.re tUo line wus. A great number of people ple went lute Oklahoma ns early tin Satur day night , A cattleman at lied Hock sulil last night that as ho came through Okla homa from ( lUlvuston Uo rount' 1 over u hun dred mon in the bushes along ; thrc > uiL OUla- htmn. Arrivals. At New York The Etna , irom Urooicn. At .Southampton The Kibe , fiom New York , arrived to-day , JOHN SHERMAN IS SURPRISED Ho Had No Idea That Senator Quay Felt Aggrieved. DENIES ANY BREACH OF FAITH. In Official Circles n Sponily Itocnn- elllntlon Is hooked for The Pnb- llo PrlntorHhlp Cann- dlrtn Cnr Duties. WASHINGTON Huututj , THE OM\TU BBB. C13 FOUKTBBNTII STIIKKT , WASHINGTON , D. C. , April 23. Senator Sherman was much surprised when ho rend Senator ( Juay'sstncturcs upon him in this morning's papers. Ho said ho had no Idea that the Pennsylvania senator felt aggrieved , and that thcro had been no breach of faith on his part. "If Senator Quay believed that 1 had not acted fairly with him , " said the Ohio senator , "ho should have como right to mo , and wo could have settled the matter without any feollng. I have always regarded Senator Quay as ono of my best personal fnomis , and would bo the last man In the world to say ono word which would be calculated to hurt his feel ings. My understanding of It Is that ho takes exceptions to an appointment which was mndo nt the solicitation of Messrs. Me- Kinlcy nnd Huttcrworth. " In ofllclal circles the feeling on the part of Senator Quay Is regretted , but It will all bo explained and healed the llrst time the two senators meet , It is evident that Senator Sherman did not Intend that anything should bo done which would disappoint or wound the feelings of Senator Quay. CANADIAN OAK DUTIES. "I have not yet had an opportunity tc consider the question ns to the liability ol cars from Canada to pay n duty when enterIng - Ing this country , " said Assistant Secretary Tichenor to-day , "but I expect to take Ui | the matter at nn early day. " It was learned nt the department that there have bcnn col' lected a great many papers bearing upon the case , und filed by representatives of the roads running through that section of Cana dian tcrritor.v between Suspension Hridgo , N. Y. , nnd Port Huron , Mich. Senntoi Washburn , of Minn. , who is interested In the Sault road , is ono of the most outspoken opponents of the proposition to levy taxes upon the cars , and a crroat many shippers ol Uuffulo , Detroit , Port Huron and other points oust nnd west Imvo also entered protests. It is said that the proposal if carried out would entirely ruin traflle on the roads running throUL'li , and that the proposal to enforce duties will , If decided against the Canadian roads , result in nn appeal to the supreme court und a long litigation. It Is hurdly lilcely ut the present time that there will be u decision in less than two or three weeks. TUB PfllLlO IMIIXTIiltSIIIP. Great anxiety is felt around the hotel corridors riders over the appointment of n public printer. The delay worries the candidates and their friends. No ono knows , however , when the appointment will bo made. This evening's Star says on the subject : "Quite a number of prominent public mon have advised the president to Hud his public printer among men who have some acquaint ance with the ofllco , for the reason that any stranger , no matter what his executive abil ity or knowledge of the business , cau be nothing but a mere iigure-head for at least n year. Hut fo.i- people realize what an im mense establishment that printing ofllco is , and not more tnan half a dozen living men know what un enormous burden it is oven to nn experienced man. " In connection with the expectancy and anxiety over the apppoint- mcnt of a now public printer , a good stor.v comes from that ofllcc. Tlioro are in that establishment a number of employes xvho .would like to continue to bo employes under the present administration , and they some times make the candidates' lives very miser able. Thcv use every endeavor to make themselves solid with the possibilities , and some few of them succeed. When a new candidate appears they never fail to call on him , so that ho may bo Impressed with their value and their friendly intentions. They never miss a candidate. When the dramatized Hobert Elsomero wns hero n couple of weeks ago , a laborer who works on the folding room lloor asked his foreman if ho had seen Robert Klscmorc. "No-o , " was the long drawn out response. "Who is ho ? " Taking advantage of his superior's evident ignorance , ho said : "Why he's n now candidate for public printer. " "Where is he stopping ? " inquired the anx ious chief , who hud visited each candidate as soon as possible after ho had arrived. "At the National , " equivocated the de ceiver. "is that so , " replied the assistant superin tendent. "I reckon I'll have to go down nnd see him to-night. " And ho did go to the Na tional hotel , nnd now ovcrybnly is laughing at the recently exposed blunder. COMITHOU.KII DUllltAM STUPS DOWN. First Comptroller Durham , who has boon trimming his sails under the Cleveland ad ministration us u model reformer und econo mist , is out of ofllco to-night. Along with others he tendered his resignution upon the incoming of President Harrison , but no hurry wns shown to succeed hitn and ho wns permitted to remain till now. A few days ago he refused to allow the accounts of Elec tion liiipoctor Davenport , of New York , and took occasion In turning down the aeounts to cast reflection upon Attorney-General Miller. Ho Bald : "I do not propose to permit corrup tion like this , nor to allow the government to be run for political purposes , " nnd other kindred rot. The secretary of the treasury heard of the frcouso of Mr. Durham's tongue , saw his dctnagoguory , and to-day ho ac cepted his resignation. Mr. Durham Is posing as a martyr , and will , it Is suid , go bacic to his old IContuclcy homo ana usk to bo elected to congress. AHMIS : scoitr.s A POINT. Thcro Is a feeling here that Major Amies , now under trial , by court-martial , for as saulting Governor Heaver , of Pennsylvania , has scored u point and will como out ac quitted. It Is stated , in circles very ucur to the members of the court-martial , that Amies was appointed n member of General Heaver's statT , on Inauguration day. for the purpose of affording personal protection to the president , nnd that nls dethronement wus the work of Jealous army olllcors , OI.I ) DOMINION I'OI.lTIOf. Ex-Representatives Wise und Brady , of Virginia , were nt the white house und some of the departments , to-day , seeking appoint ments for reuubllcans in the Old Dominion. Kx-Scnutor Muhono Is also hero , and is ex pecting , dally , to bo sent for by President Harrison. General Muhono thinks ho should bo consulted about the distribution of ofllccs in his stuto. Thu ndminUiratlon Is without any detlnito advisors as to thu making of ap pointments In Virginia , und the clash be tween the WIso-Hrady and the Mahono fac tions makes the muddle very dense , and causes u dead-lock in appointments. Until some arrangement can bo made whereby the factious In thu Old Dominion are brought to- fihthor , the various heads of the administra tion will take direct control of the distribu tion of ofllcos in that stuto. Thu clogging of the appointing wheels in Virginia , it Is be lieved , will be Inclined to solidify the party In order that thu machinery may bo started. ciiu.miKN' * n.vv. There Is no city In the United States where Knster Monday Is celebrated in the manner or to the extent which prevail * in Washing ton. " * U Is ebsentiully "children's duy , " und t.u ; ! little ones enjoy It to the fullest possible extent. ' ' 'Ills morning dawned clcur and bright , with a etil ! northwesterly breeze blowing. It was Juat BilcJ ; 'i duy " 8 would huvo been selected for out-of-door SJ rtSj nnd the children were out in force early to get the full bcnullt of the charming weather , JJy H o'clock several hundred Httlo darkles hud been dressed in all the gay colors which their mothers could get together , and half an hour afterwards they wuie on their way to the lawns in the rear of the white house , each with a basket of eggs. 'ihcy occupied the ground before nny of the white youngsters put in nti appearance , but by 10 o'clock tlioy were largely In the minority. At that hour thousands of llttlo ones were on the way there , nnd by noon the lawns were literally covers ! with children In nil sorts nf costumes and Of nil ngei , from two years up to boys and girls In their teens. Thcro never was nuoh ti crowd on any previous occasion , nnd It seemed ns though no children ever had such fun before. At 2 o'clock President Hurrisoti and his family nnd guests cnmo out on the roar portico and watched the sport for nearly an hour , amid the strains of tno Marino band. Every ono seemed to enjoy tha fun , Und it wns nearly dusk before the crowds loft. Thousands of eggs were rolled down the little hills , nnd hundreds of llttlo stomachs nro aching to night as a consequence of the gorging which went on. To-morrow twenty tnnn nnd sev eral carts "will bo required to carry nway the debris. ! Miscntt.A > | nous. Civil Service Commissioner Lyraan is working to Imvo the civil service Inw extended - tended over the ofllco superintendent of the census , so that all of tha appointments made to the bureau in this city will como through the civil service commission. The proposition Is bitterly opposed by nearly every ono hero. An effort Is being made to secure another extension of time when the civil Borvlco law will take effect over the railway mall service. James H. Ellwood of the railway mail ser vice Is here by invitation of the postofltco department , It is understood. Congressman Hopkins mid Mr. I , L. ' .Ellwood made the light two weeks ago for young Air. Ellwood , as a result of which It was agreed that as soon ns possible n now western division of the railway mall service should bo estab lished , with headquarters west of the Mis sissippi , and J. B. Ellwood put In charge of It. This , however , will require congressional action , nnd In the meantime Mr. Ellwood will probably bo made superintendent of mulls ut the DCS Molncs ofllcc. The llrst assistant secretary of the In terior bus rendered n decision In the case of Allen vs Reynolds , In which It is set forth that Harvey Rei nolds mnde n timber claim entry on January 2(5 ( , 4SS1 , of the northeast quarter of section 2 , township 23 north , rnngo C. west , in the Ncligh land district , Nobrasita. nnd that on May 0 , 1SS5 , George Allen lllod affidavit of contest against the entry , alleging failure to break nnd plant trees and cultivate the requisite number of acres. A hearing before the local olllcors resulted in a recommendation that the con test bo dismissed , this notion being ufllrmcd by tno commissioner of tlio land olllco. The llrst assistant secretary ufllrms the decision ot the commissioner In his dismissal of thu contest , but provides that the entryman be fore making llual proof bo required to Drove full compliance with the requirements of the law , the contest having boon based on the fact of his Imvlnir broken a fraction less than the ton acres which is necessary , In the "Junior contest" 6f the same case , Allen , in addition to his former allegations , charges that Reynolds tnailo n contract to deed ono-half of said tract to a Mr. Mouden- hull if ho would do the Work nnd plant the trees. As no copy of this motion was served upon the defendant , and the notice of the same did not state a causa of action , it could not bo entertained by the first assistant secretary , but whllo ho dismisses It ho re quires that it bo transmitted to the local ofllco to bo used after proper service shall hvno been made , as the basis for a now hear ing upon the charges contained in it. The commissioner o ' pensions has sent commissions to the members of the medical examining boards In Nebraska ns follows : I. C. Hush , Broken Bow ; G. W. Weetor , Grand Island. Commissions have boon sent to Iowa as follows : L.OWIS Schooler , J. O. Skinner , J. G. Hill , DCS Monies ; J. T. French , J. W. FlncrtyJ Knoxville ; A. H. Stutstnan , Burlington. AHMV MATTEHS. Francis C. Grablo , of Omaha , is hero with the approval of the soqretary of war. The extension of leave of absence on sur geon's certificate of disability , granted Second end Lieutenant J. A. Lock wood , Seven teenth infantry. March 13 , is further ex tended two months on surgeon's certificate of disability. Puituv S. HEATH. SIX StiAUOHTEttED. Horrible Murder , ilolihery and Araoii in North Carolina , CHARLESTON , N. C. , April 23. Last Fri day , W. P. Wood , a farmer , of Mason county , returned homo lo find his house in ashes , and his wife , three sons and two daughters mur dered. Axes nnd club and two lurgo bowie knives , stained with blood were found. The family had beeu murdered and then burned in the building. A box which had contained a sum of mouey belonging to Wood , was found near the house , broken open aud rilled. Yountr HIAWATHA , Kan. , April 23. [ Special to TUB BCB. ] Last night , nbout 12 o'clock , Frank Helvoy and Charles Minnik , two boys , aged respectively fourteen nnd 11 f teen years , broke into John Snydor's house. They sc oured about 515 in money , but were fright ened away before they finished their depre dations. Ttiis morning Sheriff Cashman ar rested them and lodged them in the county Jail. The boys are sons of respectable parents , and the community is In sympathy with them. The young burglars will no doubt spend u few years in the reform school. The Ccnloiuiliil 1'nrmlo. NEW Youic , April 22. General Buttcrflcld , grand marshal of the civic and industrial parade of the Washington centennial , sent n letter to Mayor Grant , to-day , In which ho announces that the parade wi 11 probably bo thirteen miles long. It is absolutely neces sary , ho says , that the streets be cleared of all obstructions. Mayor Grant Is asked to co-operate with the pollco to effect this re sult. The Went tier IndiuntioiiN. . For Nebraska nnd Dakota : Haln , followed by fair weather on Wednesday , winds shiftIng - Ing to much colder northwesterly. For Iowa : Rain , warmer southerly winds followed on Wednesday by colder north westerly winds. Itcll'H Hi'Hlcnailon Accepted. WASHINGTON , April 22. The resignation of Nicholas M. Hell , superintendent of foreign mails , postofllco department , has been ac cepted by the posttnastor-gcnerul. To Krcct a bounty .lull. WiLiir.il , Neb. , April 23. [ Suednl to TUB BKB.J By special election , on April 20 , the Wllber precinct appropriated $1COO to tlio erection of a county .Jail , The vote was unanimous , 210 votes being cast. The fund is to bo increased by the county to $3,000. The jail will bo orcclcd'at , onco. A I''nrm COLUMIIUS , Neb , , April" 23. [ Special Tele gram to TUB Ben. ] David Brunkon , a farmer living nine miles north , had his house destroyed by lire , last evening. The loss was $500 , Insured jn the German , of Freeport - port , 111. , for $300 , The family had a narrow escape. Aoeldcntiif Shooting. NiomuiiA , Neb , , April 22. | Special Tele gram to TUB BEE. ] John Bern , n Boho- mlun , eighteen years old , was accidentally shot In the left shoulder und Ride by a shot gun while endeavoring to break up a dog tight with the butt end of a gun. It will piovo futal. A aiiHolino ftlovo NEIIIIASKA Crry , Neb. , April 2'J. - | Special Telegram to TUB HBB. | A gasoline slovo , In the residence of L. H. Dicks exploded this forenoon , setting 'flro to the house , which was destroyed ; loss ubout S3 JO nnd covered fcy Insurance. Anxious fo Nioiiiuiu , Neb. . April ' 52JSi > ocial Tele gram to TUB Buiil Large numbers c ! "CO- plo are crossing the Missouri river ut tnls point , to boon hand , ready for the opening ot tbo Sioux reservation. Massachusetts Downs tboVator Worshipers. HOT LUNCHES AND OLD MAIDS. The Allurements Used to Kntlcc Voters 1'or thn Amendment A Uglit Vote In the Hub. Tlndly Kcnton. BOSTON , Mass , , April 22. [ Special Tele gram to Tun UEC.I Constitutional prohibi tion received n Waterloo In Massachusetts to-day by the amendment bill bolng defeated by over yfl.OOO majority. The day was beautiful nnd outsldo Boston a largo vote was polled. In the Hub the cer tainty of n majority ngalnst It caused a fool ing of indifference nbout voting. The prohi bitionists tried to tnko advantage of this , for their only hope of carrying thu state was to lower the city majority. They spent lots of money nnd had religious services m the churches nnd women at all the polls personally soliciting votes. Hot lunches were served to these who voted for them. Sunday school children , carrying ( lags nnd prohibition banners , marched through the streets headed by brass bands. They would visit each poll and cheer for the amendment , but all this brought no result , the vote In Boston being 69,81)0 ) for , and ' .10,749 against. While this Is n fall oft from November's vote for license , still it Is only 3J per cent for ttio license party , whllo over S3 per cent decrease for the prohibition ists. ists.Most Most of the fighting nnd excitement out- skip the city was In Lowell. The poor liquor dealers who could not niTord $ r ,000 license , and believed , that they could make more selling liquor under prohibitory laws worked hard for the amendment , but were beaten disastrously. The change of senti ment throughout the state Is startling. Capo Cod district is very conservative , and cranks on local option voted a majority against the amendment. Cambridge , which , after n most exciting light gave over 1,000 against license last fall , polled 2,000 against the amendment to-day. Somervillc , the banner temperance city , had its majority for prohi bition reduced from 2,500 last fall to 200 to day. Worcester county , the homo of farm ers , and whore the best cider in the state is made , would not stand nny prohibition that prohibited elder , and gave n vote 13,000 for nnd 17,000 ngrlnst. Mauy of the smaller towns In the western part of the state are badly Isolated , so re turns are long in getting in , but over half the towns , and all the principal ones , show that the amendment bus been lost by over 35,000. Prohibitionists are much discouraged , but much satisfaction is expressed by the better class of citizens over the victory. IOWA NEWS. The Crcston ainsons. CKEBTON , la. , April 22. [ Special to TUB BBE.I G. A. Frnmbes , thlrty-thlid degree deputy of the Grand Consistory of Ohio , as sisted by E. C. Harbor , of the same degree , deputy of the Consistory of Iowa , and other equally as high Scottish Rite Masons from various localities throughout this state aud Nebraska , organized un A. & A. S. Kite Consistory - sistory for the United States and territories hero Saturday evening. The degrees con ferred were from the fourth to the thirty- second , inclusive , and on a class of twenty- six. This consistory now has a membership of'over 15,000 , and is rapidly increasing. Degrees were conferred on the following named Masons hero : T. L. Maxwell , J. G. Hull , G. A. Avorill , M. F. Anderson. O. A. Pease , George Van Houton , Q. W. lioniictt , T. W. Hobby , D. A. Porter , W. A. Hnwloy , W. H. Christie , H. Hutler , W. D. Daniels , E. C. Lucas , M. A. Haney , J. H. Harsh , S. A. Eckorson , C. S. Milluril , .T. A. Uawls , S. Keinlmrt , II. C. Kirfman , H. T. Hamilton , C. W. Eckcrson , Scott Armstrong , F. G. Eason , A. Hoppo and M. Ehrlich. The following orders were organized : Lodge of Perfection , George P. Wilson , T. 1' . grand master ; Princes of Jerusalem , D. A. Porter , M. E. sovereign ; Rose Croix , Rev. F. W. Eason. M. W. aud Per. ; Kadosh , W. H. Christie , illustrious commander. Tliis organization will eventually erect n Masonie Temple hero that will bo an honor to the city. An Unfortunnto Family. AI.TOONA , la. , April 22. [ Special Telegram to TUB Hr.n.J There has just happened n very unusual combination of accidents in ono family hero. Mrs. H. E. H. Woodrow , while getting into her buggy , fell and broke her arm. She was taicen to n neighbor's nnd a physician culled , who dressed her arm and she rested quite well during the night. Mr. Woodrow came to take her homo yesterday , nnd after their return home their little boy was bitten through the hand by a dog , Mr. Woodrow , seeing that the dog was going to make another grab at the boy , ran to his as sistance , when tlio dog grabbed him by the arm , above the elbow , tearing the Ilesh mid muscles from the arm. It then grabbed him by the leg , near the hip , making a severe wound before Mr. Woodrow could get to thu door. When ho readied the door ho shut the dog out. It Is not known whether the dog Is mad or not , as ho left homo at oneo and has not been seen since. Trouhlo Brewing on thn Hands. MASON CITV , la. , April 2ii. ( Special Tele gram to Tim. ] That thcro is trouble brewIng - Ing between the management , of ) owa rail road lines and their employes , tlioro Is no longer doubt. The oftlciuls of the lown Cen tral and Chicago , Milwaukee & St Paul were In this city , to-day , but for what purpose' unknown. On Friday the Central Iowa re duced Its force In all departments of the ser vice fully ono-thlrd. There are stronir ru mors of a strike on the Milwaukee on the port of the engineers und llremen. Most of them now are working only on half time , nnd any that they can not und will not submit to n reduction of mileage , which it is said th > management now propose to make. The bus iness is so light , tne oflicmls claim , ttmtthoro Is no other alternative but to curtail ex penses in ull departments , A County Ho.it Content. CHESTON , la. , April 23. [ Special to TUB BnB.J Tha all-absorbing toplu of conversa tion in this city , is the relocation of the county scut , now situated at Alton. Citi zens' meetings have bean call-.nl , not only here , but m different portions of thu county , both for and against thu movement , influ ential men of this pluco and Afton have lott their unices , and with a llttlo hat gonu forth for signers. Speeches Iwvo bairn urulii , and everything done possible to get signers for and against submitting the removal petition to u vote. The tight so far lias been very bitter. A Moral \Vuvii nt Crunton. CitmoN , la. , April 'J--fHpeclal to Tin : Bun. ] Mayor Patterson , besides pulling liquor Joints , gambling dons , disorderly houses , etc. , has now ordered n goueral sus pension of Sunday trading , Oijar stands , barber shops , incut markets , grocery storcn , und everything not absolutely a public- neces sity , lilts been ordered closed nn the Sabbath. The rule wfinl lut'J effect yesterday. Livery stables , milk men and restaurants arc ex empt , A pcnornl cleaning of streets mid alleys has been ordered , and upon the whole Crcston will Uo strictly moral. Alt ! Per Kliv SulTorors. WATDULOO , In. , April 23. [ Special Tele gram to Tun HtiK.JA relief train is being tnado up In this county to bo sent to Dakota In nld of the ucoplo who suffered from the prnlrlo fires. A car load of corn was re ceived to-day from Wnshburn and another car of smaller grain Is being filled. A car of clothing , etc. , will bo Illled In the city. H Is expected that the train will arrive to-mor row. A Hey IClllinl l > y tlilio Cars. COI.VAX , la. , April 20. [ Special Telegram to Titn Hnn.j A three-year-old child of a minor named Carlson , living n few miles north of hero , was run ovorand killed by the Iowa Northern railway to-day. The child had boon plavlng In a hole dug out by child ren near the side of the truck nnd emerged from It just In time to bo caught by the train , Tlio Dnhmiitu ( nstnmstnrslilp. DtniUQUt ; , la. , April 22. Senator Allison has decided to recommend to President Harrison risen the name of his old law partner , George Crane , for the ofllco of postmaster here.i _ . AN IMPORTANT MOVE. The Donilwooil Consolidated Milling nnd Mining Company. Ltuti CITV , Dale. , April 2J. [ Special to Tin : Unr.,1 A move of the greatest Impor tance h : > s taken place in the hills. A meet ing of the directors of the Uoadwood reduc tion works and Golden Howard Mining com panies bus been held , nnd u consolidation of the two companies effected. It was decided at n meeting to form n now company enti tled the Ucadwood Consolidated Mining nnd Milting company , with a capital stock of 000,000 shares of the par value of $10 per share , which will bo issued at SI tier share. Articles of incorporation have been applied for , and the company will bo organized Im mediately upon their nrri'nl , aud new stock will be Issued to thu holders of shares in the old organizations shortly thereafter. Tlio Golden Howard Is one of the best mines in the Uuby district , nnd it was mainly upon ere from that property that the trial run of the works recently burned was inudo. The consolidation of the mine nnd the mill will add greater stability to the enter prise. The combination wus effected at the request of eastern capitalists , who have sub scribed for stock in the now company to the amount of $25,000. The remaining 515,000 necessary to erect new works will bo raised In this vicinity , und for this purpose u report of the condition of the Golden Reward prop erty has been ordered to be made and pub lished by the company. Thomas H. White , the mining expert , who recently visited Mexico Mill other points in the interest of an English company , has been selected as the man to make the report , and he has already entered , upon his duties. The report will bo compiled mid issued by the time that the corporation's papers arrive , and subscriptions to the stock nro solicited. ThU now enterprise Is virtually the centralisation of the mining interests of this vicinity , as the new company intends to purchase a num ber of oilier properties , nnd also erect cus tom works. The project is excellent and no trouble will be experienced in obtaining the desired capital. Work has been commenced upon the now chloriimtion plant in Garden , In the Ida Gray district , and a degree of activity has been reached in that vicinity , which surpasses that of auy mining camp of the Hills ut present. The general Impression pre vailing Is that the -now- - process will prove a successful manner of treating the hitherto refractory ores , and as there are numerous bodies of a high assay value existing in the vicinity , the district , is expe riencing a "boom. " Hrlcks and lumber are being rapidly delivered , carpenters and ma sons are busily engaged , now shafts and tunnels nro being opened , surveyors nio staking out claims , old camps arc being put in tepair , and everything Indicates good times for the district during the coming sea son. son.Prof. . Vincent and a party of English capi talists interested in the Harnoy Peak Tin company have arrived in the southern hills , and nre visitins tlio property belong ing to the company. It is stated upon the authority of Samuel Utitc- myer , the president of the company , that 200 men will bo placed nt work on tlio uroporty in a few weeks , nnd three tin dress ers accompanying the party are now at the mines. The company appears to bo deter mined to commence operations in earnest , and the outlook for great activity throughout the southern hills during the coming season is most favorable. Tliero is no doubt any longer of the existence of tin in ncti quantities in the mines in Ouster and Peniiington counties , und It Is but a ques tion of time until the United States will ho supplied with sufllclent of the metal for home uonsumtiou from this section. Ynnlcton Flroiucti Pnrado. YANKTON , Dak. , April 22. [ Special Tele gram to Tin : UCE. ] Tlio firemen paraded this afternoon in now uniforms nnd wcro reviewed by the mayor nnd council. A feature of the parade was the presence of a brass band comprised oj Antiel Indians , who headed the procession nnd inudo excellent music. To-night a grand ( Iranian's bull is In progress at Turner hall , the Indian band furnishing the music. Indian Jlorse Thloves Captured. PiBitUB , Dak. , April 22. [ Special Tele gram to TUB Hun. ] About iwonty-llvo miles southeast of Pierre , on Chapollo creek , A. Guthrie , sheriff of Hughes county , after an exciting chase , captured two Indians who had stolen seven horses from J. A. Jones. One was overtaken on Saturday nnd the other on Sunday. They gave their names us Iiittlo Heml nnd Fire Tell. Considerable Qxcltument prevails , but Sheriff Guthrie has them safely lodged in jail. St nt Up II'HP Five Yonrs. VANKTOX , Dak. , April 2) , [ Special Tele gram to THE HUB. I M. T. McLuuglilln , convicted of forgini ; the mumo of Honmon & Kingsbury to cheeks , nnd negotiating ono of thorn , was sentenced to-dav by Judge Trlpp to live years in the Sioux Fulls peni tentiary. The check negotiated wus about $10. Pull Three Hundred Foot , DKAWVOOP , Dak. , April 2.2 , [ Special Tnlo- gram to Tilr Hr.n.J In the Hoincstuku today - day u minor named Kredoricks fell from the two hundred-foot to the live Hundred-foot level , asd was instantly killed. A J HAHtroiiH Fire. \VISN-HK , N'ob. , April 2J. [ Special Tele- grain lo Tun Biii ! . ] Henry Von Sofdern , a fanner living seven iiillen north of Wlsner , lost his burn and agricultural impleincntn , ill roe head of horses nn-1 GOO bushels of corn by lire , last night. The ow-ior was also badly burned In his efforts to save his stock. Ho wus kicked by u hcrso and was dragged out of the burn by his wife , almost lifcles.i. I'l nvod dp Dyiiiimllo JSnmh < t. Asmv , Nob. , April 22. | Sicclil : to TIIK HKJS. | A. man by the nnmo of Males , while plowing on a farm of James Snoll , two mile * cast of Ashland , plowed out a keg con taining ulghtcen dyimmlto bombs , cap * , and ubout twenty-live feet of fusa. The kojc liuU this iippoarmire of huvju buun underground r. year or more. It was near the railroad truck. I'ontoon Iirlduc. ; DAKOTA CITV , Nou. , April 22. jSpcclal to Tim HIK. : ] Work on the now pontoon bridge tit Covington Is projresing ru ; > M1y. Already Bixty-llvo of the 200 pontoons tire completed , nnd n gaiii ; of live men nro ut work on the remaining ones , which nro ox- peeled fj bo completed in ubout ttlx wttlis Safe Arrival of a Portion of Thoifl nt Philadelphia. CAPTAIN MURRILL'S STATEMENT * JIo Tells of the Abandonment oCthf Ill-Fntcd Stcnnier nnd the Trans fer of Her 1'coplo to the - Snfo In Port. Pnii.ATim.rniA , April 23 , The stentnshl ) Missouri , with 305 people from the wrecked steamer Danmark , arrived tit the American line company's dock this evening. All of tin Dannmrk's passenger ! look hearty nnj bright , nnd show no signs of the hardship ! which they must have necessarily endured , The general passenger agent of the ThliiRi vnlla line stated that nil would bo forwarded to tlioir destination from this city If satis factory arrangements could bo made. Neurlj nil thu emigrants lire bound for points lu till west. Cnntnln Mnrrlll'H Story. PiiiMDiariiu , April 23 , Captain Hamil ton Mtirrlll , commander of the Missouri , furnishes the following statement : "Wo loft Liondon with u general cargo for our llrst trip to Philadelphia on March 23 , On April B wo sighted the stuamshlu Dan- mark Hying u signal of distress. Wo bora down on the steamer and found her disabled. Captain ICnudson , her commander , reported that the tall end of his shaft was broken and ho wished mo to tnko the passengers to Now i'ork. Owing to the state of tlio weather nnd because of thu fact that 1 wus not prepared to accommodate such a number of people , I declined to ncccdo to his request , but offered Instead to tow his vessel to the nearest port. JTliU offer Cap ) tain Knudsen accepted. The vessel pro ceeded slowly , heading northwest for St. Johns , Newfoundland , which was considered the best port to make under thu circum stances. The wind blow with trcmcnuoua force nil night , aud progress wns most dif ficult. "On April 0 , at 5:80 : a. m. , finding that wo could make no headway iu u westerly di rection , und seeing lea to windward , 1 da- elded to abandon my hope of reaching St , Johns , and determined to make for the Azores Islands. I signalled my determination to the captain of the Danmurk , and he agreed that this was the best course to pursue. At 7 a. m. the Danmurk signalled , 'We are leak ing considerably. Tliero is now three foot of water in the alt hold , and gaining rapidly. ' I asked what 1 should do , and the signal came , 'Keep on towing. ' Two hours later tha Danmark again signalled us that 'The Dau- inark Is sinking. Wo must abandon tha ship. Will you take our passengers I" With out a moment's hesitation I signalled back , 'Yes ; will take all on board aud do the best I can.1 "I then cut the tow lines , nnd wo dropped down to the Danmnrk. Chief Ofllcer Elcn , of that vessel , came on board the Missouri and informed me of the condition ol his ship. Ho said that Captain Knudsen uad decided that for the best inter ests of those on the ship it would bo bettor lo abandon her and get nil thu people on board the Missouri while thcro was yettime. . A , heavy swell was running during all this ter rible day. making the work of removing tha people ire in the sinking ship ono of great difllculty , and it was only by the hardest kind of work that wo were able to avoid ac cidents both the people und to the coats * The women nnd children were removed first , und after them the male passengers aud crew. "At 2 p. m. wo finished the work of trans ferring the passengers , having consumed nearly five hours , and getting everybody with the exception of the oillcers safely on the Missouri without a single accident of any kind. An hour later the barometer began , falling , und I sent word to Captain Knudsoa and his olllcors to leave the ship aud coma on board the Missouri , and after getting ; n some provisions from the Daumark , which , had now settled very perceptibly in tha water , that vessel was finally abandoned , i Captain Knudsen being the last to leave thu ship. I then counted heads and found thab i wo had , in addition to our own crow , forty- five men und four passengers , 000 cabin and steerage passengers , andslxty-nlno of the of fleers and crew of the ill-futcd steamer. "Our last view of the Danmark showed the vessel to bo rapidly going down , her stern being almost oven with the sea , and the water brcaKing over hor. Wo throw overboard most of our cargo , consisting principally of bales of rags , in order to make * room for the large addition to our passen ger list. On looking over our provisions wo t found , after n careful estimate of the number of mouths to feed , wo had only cnouirh food on board to last three days , and I decided to make all possible haste to reach St. Michaels , which was 720 miles away. "On April 7 , at 12 a. in. , about ten hourt after the transfer was inado , Mrs. Llnna aged eighteen ycu'rs , u Danish woman who was on her way to America to moot her hua band , gave birth to a girl In my cabin. Tha little stranger was christened Atlanta Miss ouri. The child was born during u howling storm , which rocked thu vessel und caused the sea to break over us. We had started for St. Michaels with ull on board ut 5 p. m. of the Otli The weather very threatening and the wind increased in violence ns the night were on. Everything possible was done to inuko tha passengers comfortable. Awnmgs und sulla wcro brought out and used as a partial Viro- tectlon to the panic-stricken emigrants. Tha gale kept increasing in fury , nnd u tremendous deus sea wns running , which was continually breaking os-or the vessel , and , taken alto- gettier , things looked dubious , Hy daylight , April 8 , however , the gale materi ally decreased , and wo were nbla to make fair progress , and oa April 10 wo arrived nt St. Michaels. Oil April 11 wo landed , ' 1TO of the passengers and crow of the Dunmark , including Captain Knudson. On the same day wo sailed from St. Michaels with : ) ii5 people from the Danmurk , Including eight of the crow of that vessel. We hud Hue weather nil the wuy to Philadelphia , und a remarkably small amount of sickness on board , considering the crowded condition of our boat. " To-night ut 11 o'clock u special train on the PciiiiBjlvunin road conveyed nearly , three hundred of the passengers towards their domination in thu west and northwest. The remaining sixty-live or thereabouts , who wuro destined for points In the cast also loft over the same lino. The majority of those bound wc t nro going to Minnesota , Dakota und other points In that section , while u few go us fur as Washington tcrritor.v. They will bo no- companlcd by agents of the Thlr.gvullu Hue , nnd v\lll ho roprovlsinncd at Chicago , The Dual leave-taking between Captain Murnll und the passengers of the Danmurk was affecting. For ull of these who grasped his hum ! , the master had u smile and u kind word of well-wishing. Hellof For ItcHtltutu K m turn lien. WASHINGTON , April 22. Secretary Win.- dom aiithorUcs to-day the commissioner of emlgrutlon ut Philadelphia to use the emi grant fund In meeting all proper expenses In giving relief to the ilcbtltuto emigrant pas- scngurs of the wrenko 1 steamer Danmurk. brought to Philudciphlu on the steamer Mis souri , Cdliiinhiu' Dally Pup or , C'oi.t'Miii'K , Nob. April 23 , [ Spooiul Tola- jrrni'i to Tm : HBB. ] THe Dully Telegram , c-'lted by D. F. D.wh , made Its lint appear- ancu M 5 p , m. , to-day , The Democrat , n weekly paper , will bo changed to the WecU ; Telegram , The ritl/cns uro celebrating it'i advent this uvenSntr , and congratulutiuf Mr/ 'Javis on hh now enterprise.