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A STRIKE IN CHICAGO
Mob of Striking Steelworkers
' Dispersed by Police.
they; demand more wages
The Strikers Were Poles and Hunga
rians, Who Attempted to Dri?e
Machinists From Work. "
Chicago, May 9. A serious strike
ooourred this morning at the Illinois
Steel Company's plant Twelve hun
dred men threw down their tools and
walked out. ' The strike resulted from
a demand by the furnace men for an in
crease of wages. The oompany refused
to grant the raise.
The strike olosed two blast furnaces,
two others were undergoing repairs,
and the remaining four were at onoe
: shut down until the conclusion of the
strike, the oompany deciding that it
was unwise to attempt to run until the
ma'tter was settled. This action of the
oompany thfew about 8,600 men out 'of
work,' none '. remaining . except the
watchmen and machinists. The strik-
ers were at first disposed to be orderly
and.peaceable; but later affairs took on
an ugly aspect, and it was found neoes
sary to call on the police to drive them
Shortly before 6 tonight a crowd of
1.600 men foroed their way past the
watchmen at one of the gates, and pro
ceeded to take possession of the prop
erty." They marched first : to where
some of ' the laboring men were still at
work, and compelled them ' to quit
work. Not much trouble was experi
. enceci with the laborers, but when the
strikers reached the machine shops,
where about ' 400 machinists are em
ployed, they met with a different recep
tion. The machinists have a scale of
their own, and, as the fight of ' the
other men made no particular difference
to them, they refused to quit or . allow
themselves to , be' driven out of the
yards. The strikers, who for the most
part" were Poles and Hungarians, made
several attempts to persuade the ma
chinists to leave their work, but find
ing themselves unsuccessful, they began
ari attack on the machine shop with
stones and such missiles as ' they could
find: x The machinists for the most part
stood their ground, and gave the strik
ers as good as they sent. The fight was
growing,, warm, and broken heads and
bloody noses were growing very com
mou, when the police arrived. They
were under command Of Captain Jen
kins,? who at onoe made a charge .on
the mob,, with his handful of "officers.
The strikers at first refused to ' give
ground, and the polioeused their clubs
freely. -This did not have the desired
effect, and Captain Jenkins ordered his
men to' draw their revolvers and. fire
over their heads. As soon as this was
done, th mob broke and fled wildly
from the premises of the oompany.
The fight lasted only a few minutes,
and there was no more rioting. Twenty-eight
men, who were leaders in the
attack, were arrested and locked up,
charged -with rioting. They are Poles
and- Bohemians. . ..- -
During the riot in the yards, four
men were" painfully injured. - Jack
Shepard, a maohinist, was struck in
the . head with a hammer and , badly
hiirt. Edward Shaska, a strikerwas
badly- bruised. . . Polioeman Leinecker
w'ai'. h'it with a coupling pin and : had
his head badly cut with a brick.
. t More Rebel Victories. : f '
Tampan Fla., May 7. Passengers by
the steamer Masootte tonight bring re
ports ".that the forts of San Ramon de
las .Yagus, -.with 290 men, and the La
conia military . post, with the same
number of inmates, in Santiago prov
ince", were' both captured last Week by
1,760 insurgents under Maoeo. Cap
tain Malla; who was in charge of a de
tachment which was captured while
escQrtihgprbvisions near Bayam,- was
taken to Havana to be tried Friday. It
is thought he will be shot Saturday.
There is much dissatisfaction among
the Spanish officers over Gallao'g execution.
Women and Children Foroed to Do the
; Hardest Kind of Work.
Chicago, May 9. The statement
made at the Trade and Labor assembly
on Sunday that women and ohildren
worked in Chicago's briokyards, ap
pears to have a foundation in faot
No one connected with the industry de
nies that women work in the yards
but say their work is what is technic
ally called "stacking" brick. This
consists of turning the bricks over and
piling them in rows. It does not sound
like very hard work, but when it oomes
to either stacking or turning over SO,
000 bricks a day, it will be seen that
the task is not an easy one.
Most of the rough labor is done by
Poles and it is said that this is the race
which allows its women to work in the
yards. Contrary to expectation it is
neither widows nor single women who
do the work, but the wives and mothers
of families, who labor in the yard
right beside their husbands. Not much
can be learned from the employes
themselves, ' but the police who have
traveled around the yards tell bad tales.
They say it is no uncommon sight to
see little girls turning bricks who are
so tired that they crawl on all fours
from pne pile to anohter. Their backs
are bowed and bent and they cry when
they try to stand up straight.
The women, for their work, are paid
$ a weeK. Tne cnudren get $3 or
rather their parents get it. Owing to
the hours in ' the yards, the school in
spectors can do nothing, bcause most of
the children attend afternoon school.
Work at tne yards begins at 3:30 or
4 o'clock in the morning, and is over
when the sun gets - hot about 10
o'clock. Then the ohildren can go to
school and the mothers can go to their
The Refugees Forced to Sign an Address
of Thanks to the Sultan.
London, May 9. The Daily News
today publishes advices from its corre
spondent at Khars, saying 8,000 of the
survivors of the recent massacre in Ar
menia who returned to their homes
under promise of protection for the
Khurds, are being daily persecuted and
tortured at the hands of the Turkish
officials, supported by gendarmes.
For two months, it is added, the of
fioials have tried to force the refugees
to sign an address of thanks to the sul
tan, stating they met with only kind
ness at the hands of the troops, and that
all troubles were caused by Khurdish
raiders and tne sultan's troops took no
part in the slaughter. Those refusing
to sign are beaten, placed in chains and
suspended for hours by the feet. Women
are outraged, ohildren shamefully
treated and the soldiers dragged women
and girla and foroed them to sign the
address. , , ' - . ...
MAY PROVE AN ALIBI.
Durrant's Attorneys are Working Along
This Line. t! :n
San Francisoo, May 9. Theodore
Durrant's attorneys have discovered
evidenoe which they believe will en
able them to establish an alibi for their
client so far as the Williams murder
case . is concerned. A Market street
hairdresser, . states that Minnie Will
iams, who was a 'regular patron, en
tered his shop at 8 o'clock on the even
ing of her disappearance. She had her
hairdressed, leaving the shop at 8:25.
As it is estimated that by taking a car
immediately she could not reach Eman
uel church until 8:60, Durrant's coun
sel argue that Durrant could not there
after have escorted her to the church,
outraged and murdered her, and then
walked to Dr. Vogels', where he ar
rived at 9:15.
Selling Below Cost. '
Chicago, : May 9. People; were in
line all yesterday at a Chicago depart
ment store buying $5 gold pieces for
$4.75, and $1 silver pieces for 90 cents.
It had been advertised on Sunday that
1,000 $5 gold pieces and 1,000 $1 silver
pieces would be sold on these terms,
providing ' people brought ' the even
change.' The object, as advertised,
was to illustrate to the Illinois state
senate that the store was not afraid to
sell things at or below cost This came
about through the recent senatorial in
vestigation of Chicago's department
'-- Favors Intercollegiate Football.
Cambridge," Mass., " May '9. The
question of intercollegiate football was
brought up again today in the' first
meeting of the Harvard1 faculty sinoe
the return of President Elliott from
abroad. No " official statement ' was
given out, but it was learned from
authentic sources that a motion prohib
iting the students from taking part ', in
intercollegiate football contests . failed
to pass by a good majority. ;. -
Mo Reply From England.
Ottawa, Onfc, May 9. Hon. G. Fos
ter, leader of the government in the
house of commons, announced today
that the Canadian government had re
ceived no reply from the imperial au
thority as to its request on the : British
government to communicate with Wash
ington regarding the British Columbia
sealers' claims for indemnity against
the United States for illegal ; seizures
im Behring kmu I
JAPAN BACKS DOWN
Possession of Liau Tong Sur
THIS IS FORMALLY ANNOUNCED
Peace Envoys Will Meet at Chee Foo
and Formally Exchange Ratifl
' ' ' cations of the Treaty.
'Yokohama, May 8. The
government has unconditionally relin
quished all claim to the Liau Tong
peninsula, in accordance with the re
quest by Russia, France and Germany.
London, May 8. A dispatch from
Paris says Japan has surpassed the
hopes of the friends of peace and even
the conditions . arranged by Russia,
France and Germany. Like every
power who knows its own mind, Japan
is prompt in her resolutions and does
not seem to desire to prolong the con'
troversy by the adoption of half meas
urea. .' o . -
A St Petersburg dispatch to ; the
Times says that Japan's reply to the
powers, renouncing definite possession
of the Liau Tong peninsula, was re
ceived with surprise. Much attention
is given the words "definite pnosses
sion." If they mean the temporary
occupation of the peninsula until the
indemnity shall have been paid, Ja-
pan's answer is not likely to end the
matter. ' ' While averting war it will
be only the beginning of a diplomatic
campaign, in a leader tnis morning
the Times says: ,
We welcome Japan s decision with
satisfaction as removing a - danger to
the peace of the far Fast Had Japan
allowed herself to become implicated in
a struggle with Russia the peaoe of the
world would have been jeopardized.
Re Will Have Abundant Time
pare for His Defense.
San Franoisoo, May 8. Theodore
Durrant will pass several quiet weeks
in the county jail before he is placed
oh trial for his life for the murder of
Blanohe Lamont and Minnie Williams.
The police will not hurry him to trial,
desiring to give him abundant time to
prepare for his defense. The case will
therefore not be called until July. Chief
of Detectives Lees said today that the
supreme court had passed strictures on
the police, department for having
brought to speedy trial Fredericks, who
shot . Bank Teller Herrick. Though
Lees believes the criticism unjust, he
said the supreme court would be given
no opportunity "for-finding the same
fault in Durrant's" case. He added that
the case of the prosecution is complete,
and is ready for trial at any time. The
polioe are dissatisfied with the evidenoe
of Organist King, . who, in a palpable
effort to shield Durrant, stated at the
preliminary examination that he de
tected the odor of escaping gas April 8,
although this statement is controverted
by; the janitor and : two plumbers.
Threatening letters have been received
by the schoolgirls who . identified Dur
rant as Blanohe Lamont' s escort from
school on the day of her disappearance.
The girls have been warned that if they
testify against Durrant again they will
reooive physical violence. . ; ' '
Keweenaw and Montserrat Wreckage.
Seattle, May 8. The Sitka Alaskan,
of April 27, brought down by , the
steamer Topeka, whioh arrived here to
day, says: . ; . .
The schooner'Maud S. entered Yaku-
tat April 15 with about 250 sealskins."
Captain MoKeil said that in Rose- har
bor, i Queen Charlotte island, the In
dians had & large sign bearing the name
Montserrat" nailed on one of ."their
houses, and in the house was found a
smaller board bearing -the, name "Ke
weenaw."" The captain further,-stated
that while at Cross sound he found some
pieces of" finished woodwork, evidently
belonging to some wrecked vessels.
This is the first news ever reoeived of
the steam colliers Mtmtrserrat and Ke
weenaw, whioh were lost last; winter
while n toute from Nanaimo to. San
Franoisoo with ooal... It is supposed
they sank simultaneously. . They' were
in the same storm and only a few miles
distant from each other.,,. ...,. ....
J I. . , ' No . More Prizefights. '. ,'..,,,' ,,
New Orleans, May 8. The state su
preme court today handed down a decision-reversing
the decision of the dis
trict court, in which the lower oourt
ruled that prizefighting as recently con
ducted herd might be continued.' ' The
decision was rendered in the appealed
case of Louisiana vs. the Olympio Club.
The supreme court rules that the recent
alleged. . boxing exhibitions were
nothing more nor less than prizefights,
and that as suoh they are prohibited by
state law: The injunction originally
prayed for is granted and prizefighting
in New .Orleans will hereafter be pro
hibited. Associate Justice Watkins
filed a dissenting opinion. ;
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Never give poultry brine. In giving
salt mix a teaspoonful to a quart of dry
Mtl and then wt it
THE STOLEN FAIR WILL.
An Unexpected Ruling Was Made In the
'" " Case Yesterday. ,
San Francisco, May 8. In the fight
for the Fair millions, the big four
executors or tne nrst will, wnion so
jnysteriously disappeared ' from the
county clerk's office, will have a de
oided advantage. "Judge Slack ruled
today that the stolen will must be dis
posed of before the latter will pro;
duoed by Mrs. Nettie Craven, can be
considered. The first will filed will
therefore be the first obntested. This
is considered a matter of great import
anoe to the proponents, as the tactics of
the Fair children will be to evade the
forfeiture clause under, the first will,
supporting the, second, the provisions
of which are more to their liking. The
decision giving priority to the proving
of the first filed will was an unex
pected blow to the children, who ex
pected that the Craven will would take
precedence, because of its later date.
The petition for the probate of the first
will will be heard Wednesday, when it
is supposed the attorneys for the child
ren will present their grounds of op
position. Then, it is understood, the
attorneys for the executors will protest
against consideration of this opposition
on the ground that the time for filing
the contest has lapsed, that point hav
ing been allowed to pass in efforts to
secure recognition for the Craven will.
WILL GO TO THE STATE.
The Failure of the Captain to Make His
, Will Robs His Fiancee. . , -t
San Franoisoo, May 8.- A pathetio
romance has just come to light in the
settlement of the estate of Captain
Frederick G. Clark, who is supoposed
to have been lost at sea with the ill
fated sealing schooner Dagmar, in 1878.
He wanted his money to go to his
fiancee, but as he failed to make a will
the state of California will get it The
public administrator has just filed his
final account in the case, which was
placed in his hands first in September,
1894. Though there is no legal way
by which the dead captain's wishes
may be enforced, it has come to the
knowledge of . the public administrator
that he wanted his money to go to
Miss Nellie Ormond,' of Boston, to
whom he was engaged, v i - ' ,
Captain (Jlark first met the young
lady on his return from the civil war.
He and, her brother had been bivouac
companions, and when young Ormond
was wounded the captain nursed him
faithfully. By a starnge misfortune
Captain Clark was seriously hurt while
in Boston and his devoted nurse was
Nellie Ormond. After his convales
cence they were engaged. - The captain
came to San Francisco and entered the
service of the Alaska Commercial Com
pany, and it was arranged that he
should marry the girl on his return
trip, which, as fate willed it, cost him
his life. ; - a ..,:'- ;
Captain Clark's companions often
heard him speak of his fiancee, and his
business associates heard him say time
and again that he wanted all his money
to go to her if anything ever should be
fall him; but as he died without mak
ing a will, and as none of his relatives
can be found, his estate, which amounts
to $5,000, will go to the state.
THE COURT OF APPEALS.
Decisions Concerning Cases in Oregon
...,J ': . ..( ' and Washington.
San Francisco, May- 8. The court
of appeals handed down two decisions
today ' covering cases in Washington
and Oregon. : Dexter Hatch appealed
from the decision of the superior court
of Seattle, wherein E. C. Ferguson had
carried a suit to substantiate the right
of the widow, of Ezra Hatch to .dispose
of certain claims in a pre-emption
right, and. . which had evntually been
taken to the circuit court of the United
States for the. district, of Washington,
on "a plea of error, where ther judgment
of the lower court was affirmed. Judges
McKenna, Hawley and Gilbert could
find no, error in the decision of the
oourt appealed from, -and returned an
opinion sustaining the court below.
The appeal of Melvin Short, on be
half of the heirs of Marshall B. Short,
and Sven Anderson, on. behalf of the
heirs of John A. Peterson, representing
an appeal from ' the decision of the-
United States circuit court of ' Oregon,-
wherein the appellants were liable for
the claims levied against the barge Co
lumbia,' was dismissed by Judge Mc
Kenna on the' ground that the lower
oourt had made no error. ' ,".''
, ' Pension Ruling Reversed. ;
Washington May 8, The action Of
the pension bureau, in construing the
legal meaning of dependence under the
act of June 27, 1890, has been reversed
by Assistant Secretary of - the Interior
Reynolds, in a decision on a depen
dent mother's case. The ruling pro
vides where the "property possessed by
the mother having no other means of
support is so small that it will not yield
an income sufficient to support her dur
ing life, it should hot deprive her to a
right to' a,, pension.' ; By "adequate
means ; of support' '. the law is ; inter
preted to! mean not merely enough to
supply the necessaries of life for a lim
ited period of years, but a comfortable
maintenance of the pensioner during
the remainder of her life.
HE PLEADS POVERTY
Secretary Herbert Declines to
, ; Go to Kiel.
GAYETIES OF A NAVAL REVIEW
A Suggestion That Congress Should
Provide Funds for an Interchange
A . ' of Hospitalities.
Washington, May 7. Secretary Her
bert s declination of the invitation
from the German government; to be
present at the Kiel naval ceremonies
was due to the fact that he is not a man
of wealth and did not feel that he could
afford to undergo the round of festivi
ties to which he would be asked as
member of the president's cabinet and
secretary of the American navy with
out returning some of the many civil
ities, and to entertain at all would cost
him a large sum of money. ,
: From reports received here the cere
monies incident to the opening of , the
great canal will be of the most elabor
ate character, and it is anticipated that
the naval pageant will be the most bril
liant of modern days' and far surpass
the naval review at New York, both in
the humber of ships present and their
size, and power. , Secretary . Herbert
was at first inclined to witness the
sight, and was about to accept the invi
tation when the fact that he would be
expected to do his part, of entertaining
foreign admirals, German official's and
other dignitaries was brought to his at
tention, and he promptly realized that
to accomplish this would result in' a
great inroad upon hig salary as secre
tary of the navyi . - v
The offioers of the United States fleet
will also be called upon to , draw liber
ally on their pay to keep up their end
with the rounds of gayeties that will
follow the ceremonies. Now that four
United States vessels have been assigned
to the Kiel celebration, the question of
the navy department's being always
without a fund on whioh the admirals
of fleets can draw for the purpose of
extending courtesies to visiting , ad
mirals and staff officers is again being
discussed and compared with the even
liberal policy of other great naval pow
ers to their fleet commanders when or
dered to participate in occasions of
ceremony requiring social obligations.
Great Britain, France and Germany
have recognized that their admirals
cannot afford to spend their salaries in
the entertainment of people whom they
are brought officially in contact with,
and provide sums expressly for the pur
pose of wining and dining them when
occasion demands an interchange of
hospitajitites. The admiral command
ing the British Mediterranean fleet is
allowed $8,000 a year for the sole pur
pose of entertaining visitors, while the
admiral of the channel squadron is per
mitted to spend $5,000 a year also for
this purpose. . . . 1
Under our system of naval admin
istration the national government does
not contribute a dollar for like pur
poses. , Seoretary Herbert believes that
congress should appropriate each session
a sum which could be available for fleet
oommanders on foreign stations when
they are compelled in their official ca
pacity to entertain foreign representa
tives of other governments. '
THE ISLAND OF FORMOSA.
Fears Entertained for the Safety of the
- ! Foreigners There. '
Hong Kong, May 7. The situation
on the island of Formosa is serious, and
fears are entertained ,for the safety of
foreigners there. . British and German
marines have been landed at An Ping,
on the southwest coast, to proteot the
foreign- residents, ; and Taku harbor,
south of An Ping, is being patrolled by
blue jackets in armed launches. The
"blacSk-flags" are mostly unruly. The
"black flags" are the irregular .forces.
They are not in China's pay, though
sometimes she has a little authority
over them. :' , Warfare 'is their profes
sion, and they .depend upon . it for
bread, as they raid and rob Chinese and
others indiscriminately.- They have no
law, but the commands of their lead
ers. - They are much bolder and more
warlike than the average Chinese, and
have little fear of. death. ' The French
were greatly troubled by them in Ton
quin. It is said if the Chinese can
turn the "black flags" upon any spe
cially hated enemy they consider . it a
great stroke of . enterprise. , It is also
said when the French, during the'Ton-
quin campaign, complained to Vioeroy
Li Hung Chang against the outrages of
the "black flags";' to demand that he
seoure their punishment, the vioeroy
said he had no more control over them
than the French had. They were rob
bers, scamps and China had disavowed
them. n.. v .', : I '.' .. 'i.. ;.
. An Offer For the Fair Wheat. "
San Franoisoo, May. 9, An offer of
80 cents a cental is said to have been
made for the Fair syndicate wheat in
bulk, 175,000 tons, more or less. This
would make the total purchase price
$3,720,000, but the offer was refused,
the bid being considered too small.
To INCORPORATE AT OLYMPIA.
Washington Concerns Authorized to Do
" - Business in the State. '
Olympia, May 7. The following ar
ticles of incorporation have been filed
in the office of the secretary of state:
Mayer Hardware Company, of , Ta
coma; capital stock, $2,500, divided
into fifty shares of $50 each; incorpora
tors, M. P. Mayer and Lou Flannigan;
to carry on a general wholesale and re-,
tail hardware business.
King Broom Company, of Seatte;
capital stock, $1,000 divided into 100
shares of $10 each; incorporators, T.
G. Wilson, H. C. - Sovenson; for the
clearing and improvement of Snoqual
mie river and driving logs; ,
Olympio Land & Mining . Company,
of Port Angeles; incorporators, L.
Levy, W. F. Hooker; capital stock, '
$100,000, divided into 10,000 shares of
$10 each; to handle . real estate in
Washington. ,. . '
- Palouse Mica Company; .capitar,
$100,000, divided into 10,000 shares of
$10 each; incorporators, O. T. Cross, J.
B. Duke and William Goodyear; to
purchase and operate mines, mining
property, etc. ; i ; - w i., .-
Paris Belle Gold Mining Company;
of Spokane; capital, $800,000, divided
into 800,000 shares of $1 each; incor
porators, C. Glass, P. T. Byrne, JH.
Yates; to carry on the business of- min
ing in the United States and British
Columbia. " '
Klicktat Fish Company; capital, $1,
000, divided, into 1,000 shares of $1
each;, incorporators, G. W. Smith, F.
A. Seufert, T. J. , Seufert and J. W.
Condon; to engage in the fishing indus
try on the Columbia river. .
Mountain Sprite Mining Company, :
of Taooma; capital stock, $500,000,
divided into 600,000 shares of $1 each; ,
incorporators,' Nelson , Bennett, M. V.
B. Stacy and Henry Blackwood; to
operate mines and handle mining
machinery in Washington and British
Columbia. ' -
Stanwood Land Companyof Everett;
capital, $25,000, divided into 250
shares of $100 each; incorporators, W..
R. Stockbridge, George J. : Ketchum
and Augusta Stockbridge; to do a gen- ,
eral real estate business, loan money,
etc. ' ' .' ' -' '
Washington Asbestos Company, of
Tacoma; capital, $1,000,000, divided
into 1,000,000 shares of $1 each; in
corporators, S. H. Ouimet and E. W.
Ouimet; t manufacture and deal in
Herald Publishing Company, of
Seattle, incorporators, J. F. Hickman
and A Byars; capital stock, $1,000,
divided into 10 shares of $100 each; to
do a printing and publishing business.
STILL AFTER GEORGE GOULD,
Zella Nieolaus Continues to Make
r Warm for the Millionaire.
Trenton, N. J., May 7. The papers
in the case of Rossella Ruhman, better
known as Zella Nioolaus, against
George Gould for $40,000 were filed
this morning in . the office . of the su
The papers aver that the plaintiff
was in possesion of a check or deposit
certificate of $40,000, which she after
ward lost in Jersey city. ' It was found
by George J. Gould, who has refused
to sign it, although repeatedly asked to
do so. She oharges that Gould fraudu
lently converterd the certificate to his
own use. ...
The petition sets out that the plain
tiff is only 19 years old and asks the
oourt to appoint Lawyer Alexander
Simpson as her next friend to prosecute
the suit. ' " " '
The oourt granted the request Gould
must file his answer within thirty days
from the time the summons was served
on him at Communipaw last week.
-GUNNER JOHNSON'S DEATH.
His Brother Determined Upon a Thor
ough Investigation. .
San Francisoo, May 7. Fred John-'
son, brother of Gunner Johnson,- who
was killed on board the cruiser Olym
pia while engaged in target practice off
Coronado beach, has reoeived a letter
from the messmates of his deceased
brother, in which the- writers declare
to be true the published stories regard
ing jiieutenant-(Jommander Sturdy.
Accompaning the letter is an affidavit,
dealing in detail with Sturdy's treat
ment of the Olympia's crew. ; Johnson
has visited the navy -yard and states
that he is prepared to prove that the
death of his brother . was the result . of .
gross carelessness on the part of at
taches of the ordnance department at
Mare island. Johnson will leave for '
Washington soon, where he will present
the data in his possession to the secre- '
tary of the navy and demand an invest-'
igation into the death of his brother. '.
An Indian Agent Sued. '
South McAlester, I. T., May 7. A
number of prominent citizens of the
Osage nation have brought suit against
Major Freeman, agent of the Osage In
dians. Freeman confiscated several
thousand feet of lumber owned by cit
izens of Blaokman. It was being used
in building a bridge across the Arkan
sas river, which would open up the
Osage nation to the surrounding towns
for trade. Complaint has been lodged
with Seeretary Smith against the agent.