The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on April 15, 1892 · Page 1
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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THE HUTCHINSON NEWS. VOL. Til. HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 1892. NO. 205. First-class Millinery Reasonable Prices. at ONE PRICE CASH HOUSE. RACING FOR HOMES. Opening of the Sisseton Reservation. Indian THE SQUATTER VS. THE FILER. WE 6:30 Except on Saturdays. Fine and medium Millinery Goods at prices which we only make. youFbrder before the rush begins. We Sole 1 are the Agents For Foster, Paul & Co.'s Kid Gloves, William Fowler & Fosterina, black and colors. TOPSY HOSIERY for Ladies, Gentlemen and Children, to be found gj "MARTIN'S" sait New Trimmings, Fine Laces, New Silks, Ruchings, Parasols. Novelties received by express Veilings, ALMOST EVERY DAY -AT- P.MARTIN & CO. The Only One Price Cash i House in Hutchinson. Mail order Department. Attention strict and prompt Which in Untitled to the Claim, the Man Who Squstn Upon It, or th« Man Wlio Minn Upon tt?~ Government Official* Endeavor lo (live Everybody Equal Chancer —A Wild Scramble. ' ST. PAUL, Minn., April 15.—The Sisseton Indian reservation surplus lands that were opened to settlement at noon to-dtiy are located in the northeastern corner of South Dakota, covering most of Ttobert county, lapping over on the edge of Marshall and Day counties, crossing the panhandle of Grant and the sharp point of the triangular-shaped reservation extending down to the center of Coddington, a few miles from Watertown. where the filing may be made, and where much of the crow'I of eager seekers after lands have been awaiting this day. The northern base of triangle extends over into Sargent and Richland counties in North Dakota and for that reason filing may be made at Fargo. The reservation is the source of the Red river of the North, hieh flows ultimately into the Hudson hay, of the Minnesota river, which crosses this state and empties into the Mississippi near this city, and of the big Sioux river which flows south and joins the Missouri. The land is rich, and numerous lakes cover the entire extent of the reservation, a good portion of which is wooded and of a .hilly character. The Indians have selected many of the best lands on the reservation, but it is estimated that enough for about four thousand claims of one hundred and sixty acres each still remained up to noon to-day. By to-night there will be very little, if any, left. There now remains some seven hundred thousand acres, the reservation being forty-five miles across the northern side, and seventy miles on the southeastern and southwestern sides £' the triangle, respectively. This reservation is right in the heart of a well-settled country, and small towns and cities are within easy reach of the settler on whatever part of reservation he may make his home. The Great Northern and the Milwaukee railroads run all around the reservation, while other roads are within easy reach, running to some of the nearby towns. Along the eastern boundary is Wilmot, South Dakota, on the Milwaukee and within a few miles of the line to which that road extends. i\ crowd of several hundred will make the race for the reservation on the Milwaukee train and from the end of the track they will rush for the. promised land. The race will also be made from Waulhy, Britton, Fairmont, Oswald, Llankinson, Stiles, Ledgewood, Cayuga, liudlandand Spraguc, which towns are on the southern, western and northern boundaries. The effect of the opening of these lands will be felt all over the Dakotas, for other sections have sent out agents to catch the overflow from the Sisseton settlement. j Full spring weather prevails here, and from all reports thus far received from the Sisseton reservation the same kind is being .enjoyed there, at least overhead. Under foot there is a sea of mud, caused by the heavy rains of the past week and land seekers and boomers will And it no easy matter to make fast records in their race across the reservation. So heavy have been the rains that the Little Minnesota river is out of its channel and overflowing the low lands. Every ravine und cotcaux is a rushing torrent. The last snow drifted in banks forty feet deep in the hills and the warm rain for several days past have been melting these drifts."' All this snow water, together with the rain that has fallen for three days and nights, has run down into the low lands where are the best claims, and is accumulating there. Several townships, are submerged in large tracts and detours of many miles will have to be made by land seekers who start out this morning. The race will not be to the swift, but to the heavy team. The Milwaukee road had its special train ready at Wilmot early in the day and all seats had been taken before, so that 150 or more boomers, unable to secure transportation on that first train, have tramped and ridden through mud to Brown's Valley to make a rush from there. The first of these reached Brown's Valley last night and the others have been straggling since, weary and muddy, but eager for the race. Similar conditions exist at other points. There is no danger of fights In securing claims among the squatters, but there is a promise of endless litigation between the squatters and filers, and the crowds at Watertown and Fargo who are in lino with filing are pretty well worried lest the squatters may have a better right. On the other hand the sqatters, while avowing the greatest confidence in their own stronger claims to the lands, are fearful lest the earlier filing by those who have suffered before the land office instead of in the race through the mud may invalidate the sqatter's claim. Conflicting reports from t,he land office are responsible for this state of affairs. Daylight to-day found the Hues of fliers at Fargo and Watertown ready for business. Sunrise also disclosed a long line of homeseekers and townsite boomers stretched around the bounds of the reservation, held back by the guns of the regular soldiers and fear lest too great previousness might cause their claims to be thrown out by the land department, such intention having been announced. 1 Maj. Bernard had laid his plans well and all have an equal chance so far as the government can give it. It simply becomes a matter of speed ami endurance. The various officers had compared timepieces .and promptly at noon the signal officers gave the word to "Qo." -Maj. Bernard's bugler an­ nounced it at Brown's Valley, and as the bugle notes were sounded from the hill top on the boundary, the rapid firing of muskets carried the word along the line and the home-seekers, whom much, waiting and worrying and hard fare had. apparently exhausted, seemed endowed with new new life and started oft in the race for homes in what they confidently believe the richest lands on earth. Mud had no terrors and pools of water; even small lakeB, did not dismay them, but all were off in the mad rush for land at 82 .50 an acre after fourteen months residence. - Last night-a party of nearly 200, under the leadership of Oklahoma Charley, attempted to slip across Lake Traverse under the cover of darkness and gain the reservation. They planned to elude the soldiers until noon, when military authority would cease, and then select their claims. A drunken member of the party leaked, however, and a detachment of soldiers met them when they landed, confiscated their boats and ejected them from the reservation. There arc rumors at Brown's valley to -day of trouble at the bridge at It is impossible to ascertain the facts at this writing. 11 is known that several hundred men went there late yesterday afternoon expect- in? to <:ross. The company are determined lo hold their bridge against all trespassers. Captain Ellis with a detachment of fifty cavalrymen was dispatched to the scene, lie was ordered to take his station at the reservation end of tlie bridge a/id allow no one to cross before noon. Reports have been received from WUiiby. Ledgerwood, Wilmot and other points around the reservation to the I effect that those towns, so full of life all week, are now well nigh deserted, every one engaging in the great race. Even those who had no interest in lands were interested in watching the hustling crowds. At Watertown all of the land lovers have gone except a thousand who felt secure in their belief in' the validity of filing over the squatter's rights. Those remaining lined up early in the day and promptly made their filings, but the work was slow. All were good na- turcd, however, the bright day and the near approach of the long-waited hour cheering them up amazingly. Ida Burnett, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, a strikingly handsome girl, is by this time tho possessor of a choice quarter section. She has just a suspicion of Indian blood in her veins, and is descendant of the Fox race. She has been allotcd land on the reserve. Behind the fastest team obtainable she was drawn to the townsite. from the agency. The start made the gun fire and the girl was the first on the field. She staked out her claim and straightway went to work on the erection of a shanty, assisted by her driver. Gov. Mollett had 250 deputy sheriffs on the reservation hoavily armcj and instructed to maintain order, peaeibly if possible, forcibly if necessary- They check several rows before serious results ensued. Wells are being dug everywhere and all the squatters apparently intend to live on their land. In a couple of weeks breaking plows will be at work everywhere. There will be good lands open to settlement for weeks, as not half the land has been taken up at this hour. POLITICAL. Latest Developments in Gubernatorial Fight. the FARMER SMITH MAY WITHDRAW. ing, probably fatally injuring two passengers. Jo"hn Collins' and Michael Leonard. The two ear Hues ore both surface roads and cross each other at right angles. A misunderstanding between the car driver and gripmau as to which had the right-of-way caused the accident. CANNOT ADVERTrSC. Th«, SlHsc .tou und Wuhocton KOHervutlonft. BnowN's VAI.LBY, Minn., April t">.— At noon to-day is the time appointed by the proclamation of President Harrison for the opening to settlement of the unallotted land of the Sisseton and Wahpeton Reservation in North and South Dakota, better known an the. Lake Traverse Reservation. The lands aggregate 574,257 acres. The agree- mon made between the government and the Indians under the act of congress for the cession of their lands waB signed just before Christmas of 1880. Each male Indian retains an allotment of 150 acres, while each settler or entry man is to be taxed $2.50 for each acre taken up. the title remaining in the United States until the full amount has been paid. ' Boomers have been in line at the land office for several days and nights, while the entire boundary of the reservation is guarded by troops under the command of Major Bernard. At this writing, however, it is doubtful whether the opening will actually take place as Registrar of the Land Office Potter is ill at New Orleans and no advices hove been received from Commissioner Cart at Washington regarding tho appointment of a substitute or deputy. The presence of such an official is absolutely necessary, his signature being required on tho receipts issued to homesteaders. According to the programme the signal for the opening is to be given at 12 o'clock, by the discharge of fire-arms by the soldiers along the entire boundary. (rovcrnor Mellette iB on tho reservation, and big crowds are coming in on trains from St. Paul and intermediate points, World'* Fair Btoek, CHICAGO, April 15.—Another installment of a 81 .000,000' on the capital stock of the world's fair is payable to-day. This is tho fourth installment of 20 per cent, each that the subscribers have been called upon to pay, and is needed to complete the buildings by next October. The money is pouring out of the treasury at the rate of a 81,000,000 monthly. in a Critical Statu. NEW YOKK, April 15. — Manager Hutchinson, husband of Lydia Thompson, was assaulted in the lobby of the Fourteenth street theatre, by Charles DeForest, an actor, is very low and may die at any moment. • A Strike Kxpected. BAN ANTONIO, Tex., April 15.—The receivers of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass railroad have refused to treat with Orand Chief Clark of the order of Railway Trainmen. A strike is expected. Weather Indication*. WAHHIHOTOW, April 15.— Forecast till 8 p. m. Friday. For Kansas: Generally (air; winds becoming; south. And Then Have HI* MoPhcrnon Friend* Get Up a Dctnonntration to Force Him Hack Into the Canvas—Tho llace He- tween the Parmer and Morrill—Other Matters. KANSAS CITY, April 15.—Tho Star's Topeka special gays: A. W. Smith and his friends are mad. The Mcl'herson county candidate came to Topeka to discuss the new gubernatorial situation. He was found in the Cqpeland lobby in conversation with Ben Simpson and the morning papers containing Marsh Nurdock's announcement of his candidacy. At first Smith refused to discuss polities, but his heart was too full to keep silent. Said the Star man: '"Do you share the opinion of your friends that Murdoch's announcement was simply a scheme to divide your strength and defeat you?" "That is the only construction that can be placed upon it, was the reply. But it will avail them nothing." The gubernatorial candidate bethought himself a moment and then broke forth in a loud laugh which resounded through the corridors. Turning to Bank Examiner Johnson, ho said: "1 believe I will withdraw from the race. My friends in MePherson county will get up a demonstration and adopt resolutions demanding my return to the canvass. How could I resist this presure from my neighbors'; "Shawnee county could get you tip a demonstration," suggested Johnson. "No. no, that will never do. It must come from my neighbors to show their confidence in me." Only eighteen counties have elected delegates at this time. Of these Smith claims sixty-fivo and Morrill forty eight. Late developments appear to make it necessary for Smith to conduct an aggressive campaign against the field if he would win. Smith's friends show that they are greatly worried They do not know where the end will be, and the more candidates there are the worse it will be for the MePherson county candidate. WIllMnke a Clean Ilreaal or It. DKNVKIC, Col., April 15.—A special from Douglas, Wyo., says: Dr. Chas. Bingham Penrose, a fugitive surgeon who was captured by Our officers today, as he was fleeing south, is securely locked in the county jail. Among his effects were found a fine revolver, plenty of cartridges, surgical instruments, antiseptic tables and gauge cloth and rubber bandages, lint, ether and medical and surgical supplies sufficient for a regiment for a three months campaign. He is an aristocratic Englishman, about :|5 years old. and a card found on him gave as his address 1331 Spruce street, Philadelphia. He is broken-hearted over his arrest and incarceration and the knowledge that he is to be taken back to Johnson county and tried for conspiracy and murder, He claims ho deserted the murderoiiB band of cattlemen before their first killing, but the officers here think that he is lying about it. He represents that his parents are very wealthy people of Philadelphia and ho is fearful lest they will learn of the fix he is in. He Bays there were fifty-two persons in the gang after they left Casper, but that several subsequently deserted when they learned that it was an expedition bent solely on murder. Major Frank Wolcott was the chief officer in command and directed all movements. The doctor says he proposes to make a clear breast of the whole affair to the authorities of Johnson county and testify fully against the cattlemen of Cheyenne who inveigled him and. are solely to blame and throw himself on the mercy of the court. An nterefttlltK Decision by the Kng-lhih lllg-h Court or Appeal. LONDON, April 15.—Tho high court of appeal, the highest legal tribunal in this country, and tho decrees of which are not only law in all the queen's dominions, but are also accepted as established precedents by the courts of other countries, has laid down the law that if a medical man is a member of » society, and that society establishes a rule that uone of its members most advertise, that- rule must be strictly observed and followed under penalty of a forfeiture of membership. The ease came up in the form of au appeal by Dr. John M. Partridge, one of the wealthiest, oldest and best known dental surgeons in this country against the action of the general council of medical education and registration of the United Kingdom, in having removed his name from the list of dental surgeons on account of having advertised his business contrary to the rule of the profession. Dr. Partridge had previously brought a Ruit for damages against the goneral council and which had been decided adverse to his interest Tho high court of appeals now holds that tho removal of the nnme was justified and that Dr. Partridge?," having joined an honorable and registered profession, privileged by act of parliament should have abided by its rules. The decision was a unanimous one, and tho master of the rolls, and Lord a.Iustice Fry Lopes indulges in some strong observations regarding advertising by physicians, surgeons and dentists. As a result of this decision Dr. Partridge will'be liable to a suit every time he attempts to practice his profession, owing to the fact that he is no longer in a legal sense, a registered practitioner. HARD LUCK IN BRAZIL. Featherweight* Will Meet To-NlKht, . MINNKAPOMS, Minn., April 15.—Tommy White, the well known featherweight, and Iko Weir, the "Belfast Spider," and who of late has made his residence in Boston, will come together to-night before the Hennepin club in a ten-round contest for' a good si/.ed purse. The Spider, who was at one time considered quite invincible in his class, is yet a first class man, and is expected to give his opponent a rattling time of it. White, who has been in training at Lake Harriet, proposes to inak the engagement the effort of his life. Should he win he will be matched against Harry Jones for a big purse offered by the Spokane Falls Athletic club for a finish fight. Fun-ProHbyterlun Alliance. NEW YOBK, April 15.—Fifty ministers and laymen, composing the western or American section of the Pan-Presbyterian Alliance, now in session in this city, completing arrangements for the next general conference, which is to be held in Toronto next September. According to the advices received by the committee the coming conference promises to be the largest in the history of the denomination, and will lie participated in by a large number of eminent divines from abroad. Only Four Survivors or a Party or Klghtv f mmljtnintH. LONDON, April 15.—Four weavers, who formed part of a company which went from Bunley to Brazil, appeared before a Southampton magistrate today, seeking help from some public source to enable them to reach their homes in Lancashire. They are the solo survivors of the party, which numbered eighty souls when setting out last August. All theircompanins had died of yellow fever or the hardships iucident to the journey and the sojourn in an inhospitable clime and amid unsuitable surroundings. The British residents in Rio Janerio had subscribed the funds to send the poor fellows back home. All the applicants bore excellent characters, and the magistrate was reluctant to announce that all he could do for them was to refer them to the poorhousc pending an appeal for public subscriptions, lie regreted that such eases as those of tho men before him were so frequent, and he intimated that the people responsible for the exodus to Brazil, which had resulted so disastrously to numbers of worthy workingmen and their families, ought to be punished. It is a fact that every steamer from Brazil touching at Southampton brings back some of these destitute emigrants, often ns stowaways. A lawyer from Burnley who was in court protested against these unfortunates being treated as paupers, and promised to find lodgings for them outside of the poor house. Think They Have Struck It Rich- RAPID CITY, S. D., April 15.—A great deal of excitement was caused here today by reports of rich gold strikes at the Keystone mine, twenty miles southwest, on Battle Creek. At a depth of 300 feet in the tunnel a body of blue talc and decomposed rock, rieli in gold, was encountered. Tho rock- carries free gold and nuggets, one slab being taken out which is estimated to contain $100. A shovel of earth panned several dollars In gold. Experts who have recently come from tho mines say it is richer than and fully as extensive as the Homestake. Tho mine is bonded to St. Paul people, who have night and day shiftcrsat work. An old-tune mining excitement is Impending und a great camp is among the probabilities. Fought to tb Draw. PHOVIOBNCB, R. I., April 15.—Jack Falvey of this city and Billy Frazier of Somerville, Mass,, fought at the Gladstone club last night for the lightweight championship of New England. Each weighed 133 pounds. At the end of the eighty-third round the referee declared the fight a draw. street Car Accident. CUICAOO , April 15. —A College Grove avenue cable grip car smashed Into Forty-third street horse car this The IlouHe, WASHINGTON, April 15.—Tho speaker laid before the house the house bill to promote the safety of national banks, with the senate amendments thereto. Upon motion of Mr. Bland the bill was referred to the committee on banking and currency. This action in the opinion of the advocates of tho measure, means its .defeat. Private business was then proceeded with. Commuted If In Heutenee. DALLAS, Tex., April 13.—The governor has commuted the deoth punishment of Lafayette Rogers, sentenced to be hanged here to-day for the crime of rape, to imprisonment for life on the affidavit of expert physicians that Rogers is only a little removed from au idiot ami is afflicted with satyrio«ih- Fulled. NKW YORK, April 15.—The Interstate National bank went into voluntary liquidation to-day, It was chartered in ltJHQ with an authorized capital of 8200,000, but the concern has failed today, and hence the liquidation. The depositors will received 100 cants om the dollar in a lump at once. JTavora Harrison. CUICASO , April 15.—Senator Allison, of Iowa, was In the city to-day and stated that he was not a candidate for the presidential nomination. The senator also said that he t avored President Harrison's candidacy. ,

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