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A RUSH OF HOMESEEKERS
Army of Settlers Marching
THROUGH I SEA OF MOD AND WATER
Tae Eager Crowd Was Held Back by Mus
ketry and Bayonets Until ttie Sig
nal to March Was Given.
St. Pail, April 15. Reports from the
Sisseton Reservation indicate that the
weather is all that can be desired for the
opening today, but the conditions under
loot are most unfavorable. The whole
country isa sea of mud and water, and
the race for choiM selections -will be to
the strong instead of the swift. Snnrise
also dieclosed long lines of homeseekera
and townsite boomers s retched along the
boundaries of the reservation, held back
only by guns of the soldiers and the fear
that their claimB will be thrown out if
they croeBed in advance. Promotly at
noon the signal guns gave the word to go.
Major Barnard's bugler announced it at
Brown Valley and as the noteB rebounded
from the hill-top a rapid firing of
musketry along the line carried word to
the eager multitude, who started oft at
break neck pace for the promised land.
set nigiit a party of nearlv two
hundred nndr the leadership of Okla
homa Charlie attempted to cross Lake
iravera in the darkness and earn the
reservation, but a drunken member of the
party let matters out. A detachment of
soldiers met them as they landed, con-
uBicnwu luKir rjoaw, ana arove tnem
from the reservation.
J-tllAKlNG TO START.
A Largo Army lteady to Move Into I lie
Guthrie, 0. T., April 15 Wlion the
news arrived today that the pre clamation
opening the Cheynne and Araphoe
lands at noon, Auril Itf, had been issued,
the people went wild in every town
along the bordor of the reservation.
Couriers at once started in every direc
tion to carry the good news to every
camp amoug the hundreds of home
seekers who had been camping in the
towns for weeks. They at once began
packing up, preparatory to an early start
tomorrow to the point on the line which
they consider the most, advantageous for
an entry. The news has caused sud
den demand for horses, and within an
- hour prices went up 50 per cent. Every
body seems intent upon "buying all tnat
is for sale, and every store and market
is thronged with anxious purchasers.
THE OLD SOLDIERS WILL FIQnT.
Watertown, 8. D., April 15. This
being the location of the land-office, it is
the objective point of the Siseotin
boomers, and the rush continues. Kvery
train is bringing a Urge addition to the
crowd. The boomers are quiet and
peaceable, and no disturbance is feared.
The old soldiers held an indignation
meeting tonight over Commissioner
Carter's allowing but one soldier's
declaration to be riled at a time. On the
advice of lawyers, they propose to make
a fight for their rights.
TRR HK THE KINGTON TRIAL.
3'artleularsortue Case From Late Yoko
8an Francisco, April 15. The Yoko
hama papers, which arrived on the
Bteamer China, contain reports of the
first three days' proceedings of the trial
of Lieutenant Hetberington for the shoot
ing of Uower Robinson. In his address
for the prosecution H. C. Litchfield
dwelt upon the fact that Robinson and
Hetberington bad a quarrel on January
1, and had been separated by friends.
Then the matter seemed to be dropped.
Litchfield claimed HotliHrington's acts
showed that he shot Robinson in cold
blood and that his act was premeditated.
The testimony of tho9e who witnessed
the shooting was similar to that given at
the inquest. The only new testimony
was given by Constable McCanee, of the
United States consulate, and by Lieu
tenant Rugers, of the Marion. The
constable testified that when Hethering
ton came to the consulate immediately
after the shooting, he was greatly ex
cited. Witnesses heard him say, as he
walked up and down waiting impa
tiently for the conBul-gencral to appear :
"Oh, if I had only followed my first
impulse and had used that whip. 1
tried to scare him, only I lost control of
myself. Lieutenant Rogers testified
that he was a friend of Hetherinifton ;
then he added : "I went with him to
the Union Club on the 1st of January,
and with him saw Gower RohinBon.
Mr. Read was there, as well as some
others. We went there with the inten
tion of horsewhipping Robinson. Heth
erington was very much excited at the
time, hut he was pacified, and no whip
ping was done. In February I saw
Real, and gave him to understand that
Robinson was coming back, if so that
there would be trouble, and asked him
to keep Robinson from coming back."
In cross-examination, the lieutenant
said Read declared he had washed his
hands of the whole matter since Jan
uary 1. Read remarked that it would
be better to let Robinson coma back and
take his whipping, as it would do him
The Hlislwnd ot Lyilla Thompson As
saulted and Uartly Injured.
New York, April 16. Charles DeFor
est. an actor, aged 22. and James C.
Campbell, broker, were this morning at
Jefferson Market police court held in
bail on a charge of assaulting Eruest
Hutch neon, husband ot Lydia lhomp
son. at the Fourteenth-street theater
last night. The men asked Hutchinson
for free admission to the theater, and on
his refusal, it is alleged, struck him
I)r. Fleming certified this morning that
Hutchinson was in a very serious condi
tion ; that there are capable evidences of
concusBion of the brain, a serious con
tusion of the base of the cranium and a
compound fracture of the naeal bones.
The case will be again called Saturday.
A WOMAN THE CAUSE.
Too Much Talk Causes a Fatal Stabbing
Memphis, Tenn., April 15 Morgan
Christie stabbed and killed Dave Page
last night in South Memphis. Joe Tay
lor, a friend of Page, says that be and
Page met Christie and demanded a
retraction of certain slanders. Christie
denied that be h..d spoken ill of them,
and they were offering to go where bis
accusers were, when he stabbed Page in
the side and fled. Christie says Page
and Tavlor attacked him, and he used
bit knife in self defense. The stories
Christie was alleged to have circulated
wore told to Miss Arista Daton, who is
engaged to marry him. The girl had
snubbed Page and Taylor.
THE HIKOE RAINED.
The Trouble In Bi'noi Ayres U Over for
Rio Janeiro, April 15. The state of
in this cut has been raised, all
fnrther danaer of immediate trouble
having passed away, owing to President
reixoto's energetic measures. The ar
rest of Condo Leopoldina is confirmed.
Viscount Mello was taken into custody
at the same time. The state of Jlatto
; republic, and has assumed the name of
iraos-Atlantlc. With the exception of
one battalion, all troopa In the. river
squadron are in favor of the revolution
ists. The new republic will send en
voys to Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia
to ask recognition of its independence.
The insurgents are well supplied with
food, arms, money and torpedoes, but
are wanting in discipline in their army
The . Reverend Oentlemaa E-plains His
i Recent Crns&de. '
New YonK. April 15. The Rev. T)r
Charles H. Patkhurst. vho trained such
wide notoriety by his crusade against
the city'g dives, -issufd an addresa to
the citizens of New York this morning,
in which ho tells why he adopted the
methods be did to procure evidence
wmcn naa Been tne Buoject ot much ad
verse criticism. His object, he savs.
has been solely to secure in the public
mina an indictment against the plice
department. He does not try to defend
nis method, hut savs it was the only
way in which he could cut to the quick
of this whole corrupt business. He re
fere to the police department as an "or
ganized and salaried criminality" which
threatens the community, and says he is
determined in his course and will con
CURRENCY I'APKR BLKNKI).
A Disastrous Fire In a Paper Mill at
Washington, April 15. The secretary
of the treasury has been notified that the
paper mill at Pittsfield, Mass., at which
the distinctive pajwr used by the govern
ment in printing paper currency was
manufactured, burned last night with
nearly all the stock on hand The stock
of paper now in the hands of the govern
ment is limited, and A. P. Huntinaton.
chief of the division of loans and cur
rency, has gone to see about starting
another mill and to prevent any of the
unburned paper from getting into unau
They Wrangle All NlRht Over the Selec
tion of a Chairman.
Atlanta, April 15 Ttie republicans
wrangled almost all night over the
permanent chairmanship, with much
tumult. The convention is comooeed of
nearly all negroes. About 5 o'clock D.
K. Lock, postmaster at Macon, was
chosen. The convention then chose
delegates at large to the national conven
tion. The convention is still in session
awaiting a report of the committee to
select a state central committee.
MAMMOTH HAIL STONKH.
Ilugg tiiiil Chickens Rilled and Window
Light Broken Out.
Cou'MMA, 8. C, April 15. The most
terrific hail storm that ever visited this
state occurred at Bennettsville yesterday.
Some of the hail stones are said to have
been two Inches in diameter, and covered
'he ground to a depth of six inches.
Many chickens and bogs were killed.
and all the windows in town broken.
Great damage waB done to groin, vegeta
bles ana small trims.
Tho HehringNea Claims
Ottawa, April 15.-G. E. Y. Glea-
dowe, of the imperial treasury depart
ment, and A. J. Rose, assistant secre
tary of the National Marine Insurance
Company of London, who have been ap
pointed commissioners to examine Into
the claims for compensation due to the
operation of the Ang.o-American modus
Vivendi In eenrinff sea last season, win
remain here until Monday. A majority
of the sealers have alicady filed claims
at Victoria, but, as the time for entering
the claims does not expire until the 28th
iiist., the commissioners do not propose
to reach Victoria much before that date.
The New Cable Line.
Washington, April 15. The Thetis
will sail from San Francisco about Sat
urday next on the work of surveying a
line for the cable between the Pacific
coast and the Sandwich islands. The
fhetis goes out to complete the survey
begun by the Albatross, which was taken
off' for duty in Behring sea. She will lay
down the two lines, and is expected to
return to this country in the course of
the next two months. The transfer of
the Albatross to the Thetis has caused
some delay, and those in charge of the
work expect that the completion ot tne
survey will be further delayed by the
substitution of the Thetis, which is a
much slower ship than the Albatross.
&preckeU' Reunery shot Down.
Philadelphia, April 15. Spreckels
enormous refinery shut down yesterday
and all bands were paid ofl". Current
rumors are tnat the purchase ot the re
fine! y by the trust is responsible for the
move, but this was denied today by
William A. Mears, superintendent of the
sales department. The closing is only
temporary, he said, and the refinery will
be running again in ten days or two
weeks. The primary cause was the re
cent destruction by fire of the barrel
plant, which greatly handicapped them.
A Instructive Fire.
New York, April 15. At midnight
last night fire was discovered in the stor
age shed of the Long Island railroad in
Long Island City. The building and the
contents were defltroved. The names ex
tended to the molding mill of Lainpap &
Co., also to Clark & Simpson's produce
market. Both of these buildings were
soon burned. Burrough's lumber-yards
were also burned. A large area was
f turned over. It U estimated that the
osb will exceed $200,000.
Camp nf Anarchists Discovered.
Locki'Obt, N. Y., April 15. A young
man named Kingsley, who resides near
Brockport, while out hunting discovered
a log hut bidden from view by dense
brushwood. Upon entering the hut,
which was deserted, be discovered a large
quantity of bombs, dynamite cartridges,
and explosives, Borne manufactured and
some in the course of manufacture. The
camp, which is in dense woods about four
miles from Brockport, is undoubtedly
that of a number of anarchists.
To Take Vigorous Action
London, April 15. The statement was
made here last evening that the govern
ment is seriously considering the advis
ability of taking vigorous action against
the many anarchi-ts from Fiance and
other countries who are now making
London their rendezvous. Proceedings
may be probably first taken against ttie
anarchist journals, which every week
incite their readers to murder and incen
diarism. DoDor to Cbanncey DepewJ
Nisw York, April 15. Chauncey M,
Depew will deliver the oration on the
occasion of the laying of the corner stone
of General Grant's tomb. The appoint-
ment waa made peveral davs tao bv the
trustees of the Grant Monument Asso -
ciation, but was not announced until
yesterday. Mr. Depew has accepted the
honorary taatt, and will no doubt de -
liver a memorable effort.
. Women's Bights in fc'ew York,
A lb aw N. Y., April 15-The assem
bly bat passed a bill giving women the
right of suffrage In all state elections.
THE TROUBLES IN WYOMING
' . .... .i . . r, , .
UUiemeU Attempting tO Exterminate
it. o ii n v
Hie SIMII hallCanien.
A SEW PHASE OF THE DIFFICULTY
Probabilities That ttie Army of Pinkerton
Hen Sent Into the Country Will
Rerer Come Out Allre.
Cheyenne, April 15. There is great
doubt if any of the Pinkerton merce
naries, who have been smuggled Into
Juhnsbn county to shoot the ranchmen,
will ever come out alive. The fight in
Big Horn basin is not, as has been stated,
between the cattlemen and the rustlers,
but between the big cattle companies
and the ranchmen, who are fencing the
fertile land. Some cattle have been
stolen, and this has been magnified to
such an extent that the peonle eenerallv
believe that the inhabitants of the basin
are thieves. Now that the Pinkertons
are in the basin, they will find it hard to
get ont. The mercenaries were organ
ized in Denver and brought to this point
on a special train, when they were
herded into the isolated country by their
masters, ostensibly to prevent cattle
stealing, but really to exterminate the
peaceable ranchers. Ihe situation is
desperate. Everybody knows the facts,
but every man fears his neighbor and
refuses to talk. Governor Barber de
clines to send the militia into the field,
saying that he has no knowledge, olti
cially, of any trouble in Johnson county,
but evorybody knows that mon are being
killed there daily. The sheriff of the
couuty is a man whe is in sympathy with
the small ranchmen. He is a man of
great nerve, and it, as is clearly his duty
to do so, he should call on the citizens to
assist him in arresting this armed force
that has without autuoritv of law, in
vaded his county, he could ouicklv
gather about him 200 or 300 cowboys who
are familiar with the conntry and at
heme in the saddle, and, in ttiat event,
there is little chance of any of the invad
ing party getting out alive. While the
majority of small ranchmen are honest
and industrious, they are all desperate
and daring, with but very few cowards.
And though this invading party may be
only after a few of the worst thieves', the )
small ranchmen do not know whom
they have on their list, so that it nuts
each and every one of them on t he defen
A Great Marble Coin blue.
Murphy. N. C. April 15. Tho com
bining of the Southorn marble interests
is becoming an aBsnred fact. All the
quarries between Marietta, 01a., and
this place, though owned by half a
dozen different corporations, are really
controlled by the Southern Marble Com
pany. Agents of the combine are rush
ing into this state, and into the marble
sections of Tennessee. The country
people, not knowing the value of their
property, are parting with it readily.
RnHHia Preparing fur War.
St. Petebsbuho. April 15. The coun
cil of empire has adopted a series of
drastic measures which indicate that
preparations are being made for war. All
the private railways and steamers will be
taken by the government in case the
troops are ordered to be mobilized. The
severest penalties are provided against
giving information of planB of the govern
London1, April 15. The Truth says
that a marriage is in prospect between
Princess Victoria, second daughter of the
Piince and Princess of Wales, and Prince
William, son of Adolph, Duke of Nassau
and reigning Grand Duke of Luxem
bourg, Prince William is heir apparent
to the grand ducal throne.
Porter Returns to Rome.
Indianapolis, April 15. Minister A.
G. Porter received a telegram from
Blaine this morning instructing bim to
return to R ime, as the difficulties with
Italy are settled. He leaves butimlay or
An Kplrieinic of Smallpox.
Vienna, April 15 An epidemic of
black smallpox 1b raging in Poland, es
pecially on the Ualician frontier. Ihe
disease is very virulent, moRt of those
attacked dying the third day.
A Resignation Requested
Washington, April 15 Secretary Fos
ter has requested the the resignation of
John li. Mulbollaod, chief inspector of
the immigration bureau ot JNew lork.
Rain Storni Tarns to Hiet.
Baltimore, April 16. The rain storm
of yesterday and last night became a sleet
storm this morning.
IlfJNTlN'G TUB 1KIK Kfcl.H.lON
Flelrt Hpauldlng Makes Another nf
His Periodical Changes
Bohton, April 14. The announcement
that the Rev. James Field Hpaulding ip to
return to the Episcopal church has
created a sensation among religious peo
ple nere. yja tne last ftunuav ol last
November Dr. Hpaulding, who bad beeu
for twelve years rector ot (Jlinst Lpibco
pal church", Cambridge, formally an
nounced to his people that he intended
to enter the Roman Catholic church. In
his sermon on that occasion he explained
that he could no longer feel at home in
the Episcopal church because of its
rationalism, (reethinking and toleration
of unbelief. Coming as it did last as
the excitement over the confirmation of
Bishop Brooks, his withdrawal was re
garded as significant. People nere be
lieved that it would be followed by the
withdrawal of many other high church
Episcopalians who wero scandalized by
the election of I nr. Brooks. This was
not the case, however, and now it is ap
parent that even In ti e case of Dr.
Hpaulding the step was hasty and ill-advised.
Dr. Hpaulding was originally a
Lutheran, then a Baptist, then an
Episcopalian; but even that did not.
prevent him from accepting or rejecting
Catholicism. He would seem to have
run the gamut of religions experience.
It is not known what induced him to re
consider hiB acceptance of Catholicism ;
but those who know him beRt say that
he probably accepted it largely on senti
mental grounds, and that a closer ac
quaintance with it convinced him that it
was not what he really wanted. He can
again enter the Episcopal ministry if be
so aefires, ana it is generally Believed
here that be will do so. -
WICKED rKKAUHtU DINnAlt.
He Is A censed of Having Three Wives and
as Many Families.
Madison, (ja., April 14. Bishop A. G.
Hoon, of the Methodist church of Cali
fornia, hag telegraphed Rev. Warren
I Calder, president of Emery Methodist
1 college, Oxford, Ga , to have arrested, if
! possible. Rev. Edgar Dunbar and wile,
i tne lormer being a minuter in the con
1 ferernse, and divest him of miniBterial
kicubuumib. Aiiecnarge is tnat air. ana
Mrs. Dunbar are living in an Uleiral
union, and the story in the case it an
interesting one. Mr. and Mrs. Lanbtr
arrived at Oxford some time ago to visit
their too who is attending college there.
j They were well received, and Mr. Dun-
bar filled- the pulpit for Dr. Candelat on
I more tuan one occasion. It developed
i that twenty-five years ago Edgar Dunbar,
I who is a 'native of Florida, married a
i beautiful woman there and rained a small
lauiuy. i.e auerwara eiopeu to Liiiue
Rock, Ark., and assumed the name of
Seth Burnett. He admitted to the
Methodist conference of Arkansas that
t.A uA nni. f-.:!.. ir. u,...MA ;...
1 2 IhiTd-wife and famUy and eloped
! with Mrs. Herndon,. wife of a Tjeighbor-
j log local preacher, going to southern
California, where he resumed his own
name of Dunlw? again. Dunbar's
second wife devoted several years to fer
reting out bis whereabouts, and finally
succeeded in locating him in California.
The Attention of the authorities of the
Methodist church there was called to
the case and they at once concluded the
man was a hypocrite. Meantime Dun
bar suspectinz something wrong, left
California, stating he was going to New
York, but instead went to Oxford. The
bishop promptly telegraphed to have
Dunbar' and wife intercepted, but the
message was sent too late, as the eonpe
had left Oxford. Their son, who is at
cullege and whom they have been visit
ing, knew nothing of the situation until
lniormod by President fjalrfer. 'he boy,
after hearing the Btory. immediately fol
lowed the parents to New York. Tele
grams have been sent to New York to
arrest the couple.
TUB KIIRV OP THB STOltll.
Heavy Snows, Wind and Rain Still Doing
Hiotx, Falls, S. D., April 14. The
heavy rain etorm of yesterday turned in
to a blinding snow storm this morning,
which still continues. Five inches of
wet snow has fallen The storm appears
to be general throughout the state.
E(xnk, la., April 14. The storm raged
all night with unabated fury and contin
ued this morning. There is nearly eigh
teen inches of snow on the level." Later
the sun came out and the snow begun to
CiiAKLiiNTON, Mo., April 14 Back
water from the Mississippi and Ohio riv
ers have flooded miles of lowlands to a
depth of one to five feet. A large num
ber of stock has perished and much
damage is done to growing crops.
Jackson, Miss., April I t. The lowest
estimate placed on the loss of life in the
uooaed district is VM, all negroeR. The
most damage done was in the vicinity of
Columbus, on the Tombigbee, but more
than 3000 families in 1-onden, Monroe,
and Noxubee are reorted homeless ami
I'KOIiAltLY A Ml' KI; It.
Ulie Mutilated Remains of a Child Fouait
Uniontown, Pa., April 14. The little
town of Port Marion, on the uorthern
border of this county, is excited over
what is believed to be a minder. Yes
terday Mrs. T. I. Kieser discovered a
dog dragging the lower part of the body
of a small child. Hhe drove the dog
away from the remains and notified her
neighbors of her discovery. A search
revealed the grave of the child, which
aB dirtctlv in a footpath near the town.
It waa evidently the work of a woman,
as it was but a little mora than six
inches deep. After a search the dog was
found with an arm in his mouth. 'The
head, trunk and other arm could not be
found, and it is supposed the dog had
devoured them. A newspaper was the
only shroud on the body.
ANOTHER KKVOLUTlON 8TARTKD.
Military ami Naval Ofllcere t Hlo Janeiro
KIO JANEIRO, April 14. imu Klijr jw
torday was in a state of siege. ' A num
ber of prominent military and naval of
ficers have beeu placed under arrest fur
having participated in a great public
maniiestation in favor of ex-President
Fonseca. The prisoners will bo tried by
council of war. A revolution has started
in the state ol Matto Groso. The legis
latnre has proclaimed it independent
of the republic. Colonel Barber is in
charge of the rebels. The new governor
Ewbank, who was prevented from land
ing from the steamer, was eventually
fired upon by the fort. He is now on
tho Paraguay Bide ol the river.
The Kird lias Klou n.
Mount Pleasant, Pa., April 14. Bill
Pritts, the famous moonshiner of Laurel
Ridge and one of the murderers of Hoch
stetter, has been gone from the moun
tains for ten days. While a posse which
left Somerset Monday night is scouring
the region, the object of their eearch ii
probably hundreds of miles away. It if
known that l'ritts was secreted in his
son-in-law's house, near Norwood, for
several days, and that last Sunday night
week Pritts and his son-in-law, Jacob
Wintemeyer, left for the West during the
heavy storms of that night.
Hold lor Killed liy aOamlilcr.
Kino Fisher, O.T,, April 14. F. 0.
Davis, a gambler running a crap game,
shot and killed a soldier of Troop K.
Fifth cavalry, on duty here, at 1 o'clock
this morning. A dispute over a nickel
resulted in a desperate tight. Davis is in
jail for the murder, and a soldier by the
name of Fiek and a civilian named
Kirby are held as witnesses. The pre
liminary trial will be held tomorrow.
Burns Comes out Victorious,
City of Mexico, April 14 In the
Candelaria mine cane, Birmingham vs
Colonel Dan Burns, the supreme court
decided on appeal that the )udg of the
lower court, who held Burns in $.rj0,(h)ti
bonds, had no jurisdiction, and released
the bond, remanding the civil case to the
Btate of Dnrnngo. This disposes ot Ihe
charge of fraud against Burns and prac
tically ends the case.
Central Pacllic Klectloii.
San Francisco, April 14. Stockhold
ers of the Ontral Pacific railroad have
re-elected ihe old board of directors, and
added tw o to the numlier by the election
of E. W. Hopkins, of Han Francisco, and
Thomas Hubbard, of New Yoik.
Wealthy men ot this city have sub
scribed $3,000,000 to build a competing
road from this city to Salt Like.
An Old'Tluter suspended.
San Francisco, April 14. Collector
Phelostodav suspended Andrew llollf-
wood, who for twenty-three years has
been employed in the custuai-liouso in
the cfloacitv of sampler or examiner.
The collector declined to give his reason
for the suspension, but it is un lerstood
to be the alleged connection of llolliwood
with the tobacco hands.
Hpantfch AniircliUts ut Woi k.
Madrio, April 11. A bomb with
burning fuse was found this morniug at
the entrance of the School of Architects.
Attetnpti to blow up buildings have de
creased latelv, and the anaichihts have
taken to writing letters, in which they
threaten to destroy churchM and public
A Murderous Lover
London, April 13. A man named
Hamilton, residing at Melksham, Wilt-
sbire, engaged to be married to a joung
I laay, necame convinces tne nncie ol nis I
i fiancee was seeking to inflnsnee her to!
break the engagement. Ho killed him,
and also killed a policeman ho tried to
arrest him. He was then tverpowered
and locked up.
THE WORK OF ANARCHISTS
They Throw a Bomb Into a Religions
recession at Madrid.
SEVERAL PERSONS BADLY 1SJ0RED
lbs Miscreants ire Becoming Bald and
Threaten to Kill the Authorities and
Destroy Places of Worship. .
Madrid, April 15. The anarchists,
after a period of inactivity, s'arted up
again yesterday. While Holy Thursday
procession was moving through the
streets of Cadiz,and the crowds on either
side were bowiiiii reverently as the hnlv
emblems passed, two bombs were thrown
imu me miUBt ol tne procession. The
people tied, terror-stricken, in every
direction. Several procefsionists were
injured by thej' xplojon which followed,
though fortunately no lives were lost.
In the confusion tne mh-creants eteaosd.
.Many arrests were made in Cadiz and
Valencia inconnei tiou wi h thereant
dynamite plots. The aui hi ritieB con
tinue to receive letters threatening to
kill them and then destroy property.
Many threats are made to d strov nlans
oi worsnip. ine anarchist Alnnoz, un
der rrest, showed the police a bomb
which would explode when immersed in
water. He said it was the intention to
place them in the holy water founts of
HOW UK WAS HOODWINKED.
A Trl,,t8rt E-i'"y Deceives the Chi-
nose Minister at Washington
San Francisco, April 14. A Washing
ton special says: Ho Shen Chee. who
appears in the blue book as a translator
and attache ot the Chinese legation, is no
longer the official representative ot the
Flowery Kingdom in anv capacity, hav
ing been notified to draw the remnant of
his salary and depart. The entire Chi
nese legation is greatly exercised over
the duplicity of its important and trusted
employe, and loud complaints have been
forwarded to his imperial majesty across
the Pacific as to the attache's machina
tions. Ho Shen Chee will escape the
headsman's kuite, however, for he was
born in Hong Kong, and is a. British
subject. About the time uf the passage
by the house of the Gearv Chinese -bill
the Chinese minister began lo have his
doubts of the honesty of his English
speaking assistant on account of the nu
merous letters received from ChincBS
merchants in San Francisco, New York,
Denver and other places remonstrating
against the passage of the bill, which
they said was a monatrons measure, and
calculated to do them irreparable injury.
no, it appears, in nis translation ot the
bill had made it appear a very inotfmisive
document. Instead of a very stringent
one and had partially got ihe idea into
the minister 8 heart that it would not be
such a very grtat calamity after all,
should It pass. His suspicions aiouf d,
the minister sent all his l'.ughsu Ictura
and papeis to New York for transition
there. Just at the time the Geary bill
was passing the minister learned its true
coutonta. Then there was a scene and
an abrupt dismissal. It is Bald Ilo's
reaxons for misleading his chief were
entirely selfiah. Ho had arranged with
C. P. Huntington, Stevens and others to
vet from the Chinese government the
forfeiting banking and railroad conces
sions that once had been granted to
Count Mitkiewicz, snd had already made
arrangements to proceed to China on
thitf- errand with Mr. Stevens, and pos
sibly u. Mil !!,', n(
lars were to he involved in the enormous
projects. His idea was to keep
American ann Chinese governments on
good terms if possible, eo as to further
his own ends, and for that reason he
blinded the whole legation as to tho true
condition of things as long an possible.
Unfortunately tortus scheme, tie tlioiiKtit
the Geary bill would be held bjcli un'il
the close of (he session, which would
iiive him plenty of time to carry out his
plan. Geary sjoiled all, however, by
unexpectedly suspending the rules and
pausing the bill in one hour.
A NOVKI. TKI'ITION.
To Ite I'reseuted to Coiti-ess hi a Cithliiet
Containing Un.oo Hignatures,
Washington, D. C, April 13 The ir
repressible Henry George men are now
to the front with something new in the
way of congressional petition. For over
two yoarH they have been quietly gather
ing signatures requesting the house ot
representatives to appoint a special com
mittee for the purpose of making a full
inquiry into, and to reiKirt upon the ex
pediency of raising all public revenues by
a single tax upon the value of land, ir
respective of improvements, to the exeln
eion of all other taxes, whether in the
form of tariffs upon imjjorts, taxes upon
internal productions, or otherwise. This
is called the ''single tax," and as may be
seen, it iB absolute free trade. '
THE I'KTITlON CABINLT
Each signature is on a separate slip of
paper containing the petition in full
Ihe slips number 115,503. They came
from all parts ot the. t nion, and are
signed by people whose neighbors. In
many cases will be surprised lo learn oi
their sympathy with Henry (ieoigemn
But it is the form in which the petition
is arranged that makes it the molt
unique thing of its kind. The original
slips are bound together in books, of
which there are 691, arranged by states.
I lie Dooks mi m tier as follows '
Alabama, 3 hooks; Arkansas I; Ari
zona, 1 ; California, 40; Colorado, 14;
Columbia., 3; florid, b; Georgia, 4
fowa, 20; Idaho, 1; Illinois, 5; Indian
Territory, 3; Indiana, 10; Kansas, 15;
Kentucky, 8; Louisiana, 5; Maine.. 5;
Vlaryland, 7; Mississippi, 1; Montana,
3; Massaclmsets, 43; Michigan 26; .Min
nesota, 19; Missouri, 3M; New York 115
Nebraska, 11; Nevada, 1; New Hamp
shire, 3; New Jersey, 24; New Mexico,
2; North Carolina, 1; North Dakota. 1 ;
Ohio, 31 ; Oklahoma Territory, 1 ; Ore
gon, 5; Pennsylvania, 47; Rhode Island.
8; South Carolina, 1; South Dakota, 1G;
Tennessee, H; Texas, 22; Utah, 2; Ver
mont, S ; Virginia, fi ; Washington, 7 ;
West Virginia, 5; Wisconsin, ti; Wyo
ming, 1 ; miscellaneous, 2
These books are arranged by statu) in s
series of drawers set in a handsome oak
cabinet, a drawing of which is herewith
iriven. Onthetooof the a.l.iriat Ik on
enlarged copy of the slip signed by
Henrv Geor-re. showint? his iini,ir i
I lac simile, and stating that the jictition
j printed on it is signed by i 15,503 others.
Congressman from tho Cleveland. OI,in
distric, who is to present it in the house,
and wiio, it is said, expects suoiiort from
a considerate number of congreepman,
among them being John DeWitt Warner,
of New York, Cliff Breokenridge, of Ar
kansas, and Jerry Simpson, of Kansas,
who are supposed to be in sympathj
with tlto (Jeoraa idea, and frnfn nfhur.
who are in favor of a systematic official
inquiry into the principles of taxation,
regirdless of its results.
ihe friends of the petition say that
they will have the matter brought up in
congress every year until they acc m
pllsh their purpose and obtain the ap
pointment of a committee of irivestia
tion. . , rnuriOAi, mkws notes.
The Tm j Factions in Nebraska Failed to
Omaha, April 14. The tiuht between
the Boyd and Martin fai tions in ttie
democraiic state convention eniiiinnu.i
all night before the committee on cre
dentials. After a brief respite, the
struggle was renewed m the committee
this morning and the convention kept
waitine all mornimr hv tho f;i,,,.
of the credential committee, and semi.
rate delegates from the various congre9-
muimi uisincis in tne caucus selected
delegates to the Chicago convention. A
majority ot Ihem were Bovd men and
against instmctinir for Cleveland. When
the convention was final v calhd o mHer
tne committee on credentials reported in
favor of seating the Boyd delegation from
uougias, uneyoone, Ouming ana Hitch
cock counties. There was a motion to
adopt t he committee's report, an'admend
mentlo seat Ihe Martin delegates, and
then the final straggle for supremacy
WAsntNGION REPUBLICANS. '
Seattle, Wash., April 14. The Wash
ington state republicans convened this
morning for the DUroose of eleetin.
eight delegates and eight alternates to
ine national republican convention to be
held in Minneapolis rn .Tiinp 7 Atin.su
o cloctt the convention was called to
order by Eugene I. Wilson, of Ellens.
burg, chairman of the state renuhliean
central committee, and before noon
time temporary organization was effected
by tho election of Judge C. C. Calkins
as chairman and committees appointed.
Adjournment wrb taken nntil 1 :30 this
A FUSION IN MULTNOMAH. . ;
Portland," April 14. Two county con
ventions are being held here this after
roon. One by the Citizens committee
and the other by the democrats. It has
been agreed between the two cenven
tioiiHthat they will fuse and nominate a
ticket composed of half democrats and
half citizens in opiosition to the regular
republican county ticket. Each conven
tion will nominate its half of ihe ticket
subject to ratification of the other con
vention. 1 he citizens will nominate two
senators, five representatives, district at
torney, recorder, clerk, treasurer and
surveyor. The democrats will nominate
two senators, four representatives, aher-
ii, cierit ol the circuit cmrt. assessor:
coroner and county commissioner.
MICHIGAN'S PAVOniTE son. .
Detroit, April 14 The reDublican
state convention met this afternoon and
ex-Congressman Allen was chosen tern.
poiary uhairman. Allusions in his
speech of acceptance to Alger, Blaine aDd
Harrison were wildly applauded. . The
enthusiasm of the day reacned its height
when a resolution was presented, which,
after endorsing the administration of
president Harrison, eulomzed Aluor and
strongly urged his nomination for the
TOMB OF WANIIlMGION'H MOTH Kit.
Frederlckshnrg People Protest Against
,. Its Belli! Mold.'
Richmond, Apnf 13. ine tnK,u,a
supreme court of appeals yesterday
heard argument in the case involvinu
the allegation that an option had been
given on a lot in which is the grave of
the mother of George Washington. The
title of the case is Koibert & kin ley vs.
Sheperd, for the circuit court of the city
c f Fredi ricksburg, an option for the oiir-
chsse of a lot. The sum mentioned was
i(y0 500, which was . to include also a
monument which had been contributed
by a New York man, but never was com
pleted. The real estate firm claim, and
the records bear out the claim, that they
found a purchaser for $20,600 in O. H.
Huntington, of Baltimore. The nroo
erty was advertised in various parts of
the country, and attracted considerable
attention. The result was the people of
Fredericksburg hold a mass meeting, at
which resolutions disapproving the pro
posed sale of the sacred prot were
adopted. Shepherd refused to accent 2().-
i00 and to make a deed for the lot. The
rosult was a damage suit instituted by
the real estate linn in the circuit court
of Ii rederickaburg. The decision iB
against the plaintiffs, the court holding
that the spot comainlng the grave of the
mother of Washington could not be a
subject of sale. This opinion will, it If
believed, be substantially approved bj
the supreme court.
THK UKTUItT KIKK LLKD.
Rankers Deny that Gold Is Being Hhlped
1'rlvately to Germany.
New Yoke, April 13. Bankers yester
day were inclined to ridicnle reiHirtssen'
from Uormany that a number of wealthy
men oi hub cuy were sending goiu ar-roau
privately, because thev feared ihe results
of pouaiulft, silver legislation by congress.
Meveral reasons wero advancerl to shna
the absurdity of the report. For one
thing, it was shown there have been no
shipments recently largo enough to have
any effect, either "here or abroad. It It
also pointed out that rich men of No
York do not eipect any silver bill will be
passed; and if the same were passed ii
would not benellt them particularly to
have a shortage of gold in Europe. Be
side this it would he nraciically impos
sible for a movement ofthe kind to take
place withou knowledge of it coming U
the bankers ; and none of those who were
seen yesterday hsil heard oven an inti
mation of such a thing.
IICNTINU A LOST MINK.
A Helirch For a Mrthli'n.1 Kl lnrnilo In
San tHANCisco, Apiil 13. A telegram
from Is Angeles details the probable
death, on the sunburned sands near
halton sea, ol r. I,. Doran and J. K. Hel
of San Francisco, while In search of the
lost I'egieg mine, one of the nst famous
ol the loot Mimes of the coast, lhrougb
Oocopah Lillians the story hasifotoui
that Dorai) and Bell have lost their way,
tracits Dfiievea to Km ttieirs having bet-ii
found. Ibis appears to be an error.. W.
P. Doran, brother of P. I. Doran, says he
does not believe the stoiy. A letter from
tils brother, dated three weeks ago, and
since the Indians were on the desert
has, he says, been received by him. It
told that they were getting on all right
and hoped to Hud the Pegleg. Their trip
had been rather rough, as most such ex
peditions are, but u.ey were in excellent
Troops Ordered to the Front. .
Omaha, Seb., April 13. Major Gen
eral Brooke, commanding ttie depart
ment of the I'lat'o, ba.1 telegraphed the
commander at Fort McKinney, Wyo
ming, to send three troons ofthe Sixth
Cavalry to the scene of the cattlemen's
.id botb u luo usiiiemen s
difficulty. Wyoming troops should reach
the scene by daylight.
ONLY AN ACT OF JUSTICE
Indemnity Paid tne Heirs
THE SHREWD POLICY OF MB. BIAIIS
He Settles the Affair Without Commlttlnj
This Country to t Recognition or
Any Claim for Indemnity.
London, April 14. A dispatch from
Rome eayg that the Marquialmpeiiali
has advised the Italian government that
he has received from the United States
.'5,000 far families of the victims of the
New Orleans lynching. This money,
the Marquis adds, was accompanied by
a note from Blaine, in which he declared
that, althonah a wrone hurl mnt haan
committed directly by the United Sutes,
the latter neveriheJesa feels its solemn
duty id the. premises. The Marquis)
further says that Italy considers the in
demnity sufficient, without pojndice to
any action at law that may be brought
by the aggrieved parties. He also ex
pressed the hope that the payment of
the indemnity will result in a happy re
establishment of the relations between
the to governments.
THE REPORT CONrlKMRD. '
Washington, April 14. Inquiry in
'his city confirms the statement from
Rome that a complete and amicable
Beti lement has been reached in the in
ternational difficulties between the
United States and Italy growing oat of
the New Orleans tragedy. It appears
that the government of the United
States was initiative in closing the
oreacn witnout committing itself to a
recognition of any claim for indemnity.
Simply as an act of juBtice and from
motives of comity, it placed in the hands
of the MarcjuiB Imperial!, the Italian
charge d'affaires here, $25,000 for distri
bution among the heirs of the three
Italians killed at New Orleans who are
found to be subjects of tho Italian gov
WANT TO F1UI1X A. QDJCL. ,
A Fiery South' American Kdltor tin the
Warpatiti - -,
Nnw York, April 14. Antonio hilario
de Cochlo, editor of the Brazil Eos' 'Est
dos Unidna, a Spanish-A meriean publi
cation, who gained celebrity a? an oppo
nent of Dom Pedro, has vhWlengH the
envoy extraordinary and' minister pleni
potentiary from the Brazilian republic
to a duel. Senor de Cochlo, who has an
office in Tern pie court,. . w hen seen today
was most indignant at hid treatment at
the hands of the minister, Senor Salva
dor da Mendonca. He alleges that the
Brazilian minister has treated him . moat
shamefully. He said: , ".When L csnie
back from Paris, I bought t Was- in
Foidham and rented it to Mrs. Florenoo
Jones, who lived there a long time with
out paying me any -rent. -She, wrote
many tender letters, but' .would not pay
her rent. One day she' came to my
office and demanded her letters. 8he
had a key to my apartments on Murray
hill, and when I demanded its return she
refused to surrender it until she obtained
possession of her correspondence. I
subsequently sent her the love letterB in
question, and April 7 went to her house
on West Twenty-tiftb Btreet and asked
for my key. I was not given the key,
but was abused by both her and her
mother, who waa present. To avoid a
scene I left. The entire matter is one of
blackmail, behind which is the Brazilian
minister. While I cannot fight a wo
man. I can fight him. He has called me
worda"'or kill himl'Ke kcKbrl6''tfrUt
himself of his official position to refuse
me, for, if necessary, I w'll go to Wash
ington and tweak his nose in the street.
My seeond, Colonel Tom Wilkinson, has
carried the challenge to him, and has
been instructed by me to return with nis
answer In twenty-four hours."
KING OF THE t'OKURBS,
The Horo of a Long Career of Crime Now
Dying in the Hospital.
Chicago. April 13. Oeoreo Wilkes.
"King of the Forgors," is dying in
Kellevue hospital, New York city.
Thirty years ago his rich nncle secured
hlin a position in the bank of Brown
Brothers & Co., New York. He bodh
became a favorite on account of his
talent, but was finally discharged from
his position of trust because of evil as
sociations. He then started on a hold
career of crime, which earned for him
the Bohriquct of "King ot the Forgers."
For twenty years he was leader of a
gang which battled the police of every
country in the world, and hundreds of
thousands of dollars were secured by
the criminal! through all kinds of for
geries. "King" (iuorge came to Chicago,
his old home, in 18.S2, when be and his
gang committed a number of forgeiies
on banks in Jotlet, . Lima, Ohio, and
Kansas City. He made $15,000 on one
deal. Detectives secured the parapher
nalia of the whole gang, and the passers
of the checks were found, but "King"
Ueorgo eluded the officers. In lital
Wilkes was -the leader of a band of
thieves and forgers in Main, Italy. They
forged and tried to place in circulation
bonds and bank notes worth $1,500,000.
Wilkes was arrested and sent to piisnn.
lie secured his release four years later
by turning informer against his as
sociates. In 18H6 he was arrested in
New York for swindling ' banks iu
Rochester, San Francisco, Cheyenne
tnd Butte City, but managed to escape
conviction, and went to Paris to lose
his ill-gotten money, as usual, by gamb
ling. "King" George has been a victim
of the moiphine habit for years. A
policeman found hlin lying unconscious
in a vacant lot iu New York city Thurs
day night. Some enemy had assaulted
him. fie was taken to a hospital,
where he is now dving.
TflKfcK kVKHtt UHOWNBD.
Nad Aoeldent to a Life. Having Crew at
CoyriLLK City, Or., April 14. Yester
day afternoon, while the life saving crew
at Bandon were out for practice upon the
bay, their boat was raized and three
ol the crew of eight were drowned. On
man had his arm broken. The names of
the diowned are Captain Nelson, Wil
liam Green and Edward Rummers. The
name of the man with the broken arm is
unknown. The remainder of the crew
were rescued by Captain Jenks, for
merly captain of the life-saving station
at Bandon. When Ihe rescuing party
reached the capsized boat she Was rolling
over like a barrel, and when reacned the
men tnat were still alive were so weak
that they had to be lashed to the boat,
being unable to hold themselves up.
The names ot the surviving five oat of
the crew of eight could not be obtained
at this time.
Ilarills Has Disappeared.
Kansas City, Mo., April 13 AlfreJ
O. Barilla, a napnew of Mme. Patti,
and professor of music,) against whom
suit was brought yesterday by Dr.
Neville F. Horine, a well known citizen
of Chicago, fnr $5000 for alienating the
up.huub ui ios aui-uu wiii. nmm ri ian.
peared. His friends do not know Lia