The Topeka State Journal from Topeka, Kansas on April 22, 1889 · Page 1
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. -1 A-A- rv L Uil BSSJSaw VOL. XVIL TOPEKA, KANSAS, 4 O'CLOCK EDITION FOR MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 22, 1889. - NO. 94, Cur- 3 .Cant Oeluxnn Is the Barest and Quickest Means by. ' which to Procure Employment, or to sell or rent property Try itl 1 v r i i j ' V, ' 1 1 j, X Xs- h ' i V warming Fifty Thouasnd People Pouring Into Oklaho- ma To-day. A Human Torrent From Arkansas City to Guthrie. A Strip of Bare Prairie This Morning:. A Town ot 10,000 People Night Pall. at Scene Unexampled in the World's History. A. Torrent of People. Arkansas City. April 228 a. m. Special. The first train for Guthrie has started, with 10,000 people at the depot waiting for the next train. There are about seventy-five newspaper men crowd- ed into the oar set apart for correspon- d&t ta. The crowd is a good natured one and no trouble is anticipated. The day is fine. Eighteen hundred people arrived here yesterday by rail or in wagons. "Kicking Bird." scenes abound the depot. Arkansas City, Kan., April 22. The sky was cloudlees and it was cool this morning. The crowd at the depot was larger than was expected. From the top of the dispatcher's office a photographer took the crowd. Four trains with ten coaches each stood about ready for the start Crowds of people walked up and down on the tops of cars. The moment the doors were thrown open the cars were filled. The crowd followed the newspaper men, hoping to find by them which train start ed first. Fifty tents which were were pitched abont the depot down before 6 o'clock. It is estimated that five thousand people were at the depot awaiting transportation, and fully as many more as spectators. QUEER OUTFITS. The outfits at the depot were striking. One man with a silk hat carried a hoe over his shoulder, to which was attached a bundle of clothing and a box of "chuck." Spades and axes were- the most common equipments. Before the train started the 'town was almost deserted. There were many women among those to go to Guthrie. People walked to the end of the yards to get night coaches, know ing that all would go during the day, Danger seemed to have been lost sight of. Many crawled under the cars until the police stopped them . CAB3 GIVE OUT AT WICHITA. Wichita, Eans., April 22. Three train loads of boomers numbering about 1,500 people left here for Oklahoma this morn ing over the Santa Fe. A large number also left by way of the Bock Island. An other train has been wired for. As every m -m ' passenger car on tne oanta ae is in use an extra train will be made up of box cars. Division Superintendent Turner of the Santa Fe says that it will be night before - the last . of the Okla homa special trains will be gathered at Guthrie. The number . of people going from all the - railroad towns in southern Kansas is far greater than was anticipated. Many hundreds go down merely to see the scramble, and have no idea of remaining. It is believ ed that tne stage line at .rona crees, on the Bock Island, will be totally unable to accommodate the crowds who want trans portation across the sixty miles lying be tween the railroad terminus and Lisbon. MY KINGDOM FOB A HORSE . Sx. Louis, April 22. A special dis patch, says that five hundred, dollars was yesterday offered and accepted for a fleet horse at Purcell . 5 The horse was pur chased by Tom Horton a man who -pects to reach a claim, he proposed to be taken up by a town site company which expects . to build across the river a city wuich will in tne future rival .Purcell. As many fleet horses are being brought in from Texas and Kansas the race will be most exciting as they fly over the country, the goal a stake, the prize a claim. There is as much if not more struggling for town sites as for sections. It is said thirty-two ' town companies are going for Guthrie, about half that number for Oklahoma City and about twenty for Kingfisher, while there are applicants for sites on al most every section, inis makes the av erage settler swear. TOWN SITE COMPA JOES WILL FIGHT. The trouble between town site com names promises to do as dangerous as among the claim - hunters. There has , also been brewing for the last day or two an - animositv between the northern fellows and Texans especially including some colonies from other states. Once within the strip men either on foot or in wagons were to be . seen almost continually going southward. There were no soldiers or officers of any kind to prevent their - entrance into the country. ' Some were encamped on the ' banks of streams. . . The women .were cooking the meals and the men Kwere . shooting at either marks or game.' . -V s BLOWING IN HIS MONEY. o - ?J?ew persons: know," said an old boomer who was encamped on the Oklahoma Una, "what dangers I have ' gone through to reach hers. Xly party had a UNCLE SIM: "GO P Scene at high noon staff artist G. cowboy as a guide and when we came to the Chickasaw, we were compelled to pay a man $450 to swim the stream and bring us a little boat in which we could cross and we then pulled our rig and swam our teams. The same thing had to be done at salt D ork. We gave our guide $100 and if he gets us well located he pets 3150. Another party paid their guide 8250." " WILL TAKE THE STRIP. A scheme has just developed the mag nitude of which the bold conception and the daring character of the men engaged in it makes it one of great importance. It is every day becoming more apparent that . ; the land , of Oklahoma will be insufficient for the people who will be here to claim it As a consequence there have been organized bands or companies, the members of which are sworn to protect their fellows. The leaders of the comDanies have agreed that if any considerable por- ion of them fail to sret into Oklahoma they will league together and take possession of the Cherokee strip. Two-thirds at least of these men will be "left" and in a week from to-day they will have 10,000 determined men desperate from failure of cherished plans, dnv ing the stock out of the strip and holding down claims. The hope of the men who have this desperate enterprise in view, is to have so many people in the strip in a short time that it will be thought better to leave them than attempt to drive them out. Arkansas City is the headquarters of the engineers of the scheme, but auxilaries are located along the line and the rush will ON GUABD. be simultaneous at all points. The officers fear this and will endeavor to hurry a patrol for . the strip from Oklahoma to anticipate and thus prevent the expected rush. It is well known that such a scheme had been talked of by Col. Cole and other Oklahoma agitators, and at the present time they find most opportune to make the advance. NINETY HILE3 OF CAMPFIBES. Arkansas City, April 22. Saturday night there was a continuous line of cnmpflres from Wharton, the last station in the Cherokee strip, to Arkansas City. There were fewer fires along the border line of the promised land; than would have been . expected. ..Comparatively few of the- wagon -men reached the Oklahoma line until last night and this morning. Salt Fork creek, which winds through the strip, and on the banks of which the Ponca reservation is situated, caused the settlers much de lay. The rains had made it so high that fording was dangerous, and only a few were foolhardy enough to venture it. Friday morning fully 700 wagons wanted to get across. PLANKING RAILROAD BBIDGES. Captain Hays and his company who escorted the settlers to the border rendered them most valuable service. By his influence he induced the Santa Fe road to permit him to lay planks beside and between the tracks of the railroad bridge and get the emigrants over. A sol dier with a red flag half a mile from each end of the bridge prevented any trains from approachingUntil the bridge was clear. In spite of all precautions a woman and two children and a number of cattle were drowned at the bridge. Captain Hays good work at the Salt Fork bridge kept him and his troops from getting to the Oklahoma border until this morning. got oveb the line. A careful estimate by a reporter who was on the border last night is that within a radius of five miles from the border entrance on the Ponca trail fully five hundred men were at least a mile over the line. Wire fences divide the strip from Oklahoma; The men did not know the fence was , the dividing line, or if they did, heeded it not No soldiers were there to dispute their entrance or tell where the line was. Without let or hindrance a great number of people went into Oklahoma as early as Saturday night A cattleman at Bed Bock said last night that as he came through Oklahoma from Galveston he counted over 100 in the bushes along through Oklahoma. -r AT KANSAS CITY. Kansas City, April 22. Special xne jam as tne union depot as the west bound night trains were departing last evening, was unprecedented. Hundreds of boomers crowded about the Santa Fe and Bock Islands trains and filled the platforms for half an hour before the coaches were unlocked. : The local pas senger on tne- oanta e which should have left at 9 o'clock, was delayed- for nan an hour oy ooomers who persisted m boarding it despite the commands of the train officials, who announced time and again ? that Oklahoma tickets- holders must wait till the special train of eleven coaches left, 40 minutes afterward. ra at local points who had spent Oklahoma border Sketched by our special H. Hemus. the day at Kansas City, were jostled about by boomers. A brakeman at the door examined the tickets and allowed only local passengers to enter, and to avoid this the boomers attempted to climb through the car windows. - Violence was almost imminent at one time between trainmen and boomers, who refused to vacate the car platforms . Several crying babies tended to increase the anger of those Kansans who were anti-boomers. It was just 8:45 when the first train pulled out A shout from a thousand voices announced the fact The press car was next to the engine and eight cars were attached. There were fully seventy persons in the press car. Many had no credentials: Many freight trains have been supplied with seats to follow later. At the St. Louis & San Francisco crossing, where a stop was neces sary, people beseiged the first train but guards kept them off. Just outside the city two daring men got on the air brakes under the press car. E. O. Heck - was the conductor of the first train and Harry Livingston, the engineer. At the speed at which the train started it will reach Guthrie late. The wagon bridge across the Arkansas river was full of settlers' wagons. Two men jumped on the cowcatcher but were put off. CAPT. JACK CBAWFOBD'S OPINION. Youngstown, O., April 22. Capt Jack Crawford, who was a government scout ! and is familiar with the western country, where he spent many years, is here call ing on friends. On being asked what he thought of the Oklahoma country Capt Crawford said: "After reading the statement made by Lieut. John M. Carson, my opinion may not have much weight, but I coincide with him regarding the amount of land to be opened, being insufficient to supply all who go there. But these people are not going out there to locate land. Nine-tenths of them are going out to Duiid a city and numerous towns in Oklahoma and the surrounding country. So far as the land is concerned it is equal to any land out of doors in the richness of its soil, and the climate is all that could be desired . Thousands of acres of land that are . now considered without fertility .will produce excellent crops and an abundance of fruits." " Will the old boomers N drive the sew awi That is all bosh. The new comers outnumber the old ten to one, and will be as well prepared to defend themselves as American citizens, and all the killing that will take place will be the slaughter of a few outlaws from the border who have been enabled to terrorize a few people in some scantily settled country, but who will get killed off in Oklahoma as quick as they turn up. "Tens or thousands or men ran or en ergy and perseverance are going to Oklahoma and from there will scatter over the great southwest and despite the f aot that many are predicting the return of three- fourths of them, I do not believe that one-tenth ot them will return, but will settle and become prosperous in that country. Oklahoma is an established fact and where monopolists and cattle kings have enriched themselves for years, the land is good enough for the honest farmer." J a at Before the Bach. Chicago, April 22. The scramble for virgin soil in Oklahoma begins at noon to-day, says the Daily News. This morning according to the latest despatch fully 50,000 people are waiting on the border of that small patch of ground. Fast horses, railroad trains, stages and all sorts of private vehicles will bear them into the coveted territory at the . earnest possible moment Ten thousand or more will get possession of all the desirable land and then they apparently will -have to hold it against five times . as many disap pointed m'en. Everybody is armed. No government save that ot the war department exists. There is reason to fear that much bloodshed will result from the general turmoil . Many of the men who crossed the border of Oklahoma today will be residents tonight of large towns which have no existence this forenoon. The towns and the farming lands will furnish a large part of the people with a local habitation. The rest will go back to their old homes or will help to locate grave yards in the new country, or will become squatters in the Indian territory or settlers Texas or Arkansas. The scenes in Oklahoma today -are .without a parallel. The sudden turning of am uninhabited country into a country teeming with people is a unique incident in the country's history, A late telegram from Purcell, I. T., says: A detachment of the 5th cavalry arrived last night and went into camp four miles below the town with instructions to move up in the morning and guard the ford until noon. There is but one regular ford here and the scenes recently witnessed at Arkansas City will be repeated on .the rosd leading to the stream. There is great rivalry among the boomers for the honor of crossing first and as the road is narrow it is not unlikely that many " of the -more adventurous home seekers will seek to cross the other places where the stream seems fordable. The Santa Fe crosses the South Canadian some distance below here and many ot the boomers have prepared to pull their wagons over the bridge by hand and let weir norses swim across. As there are many stock trains now ruxming, tha els- t ; I ment of dansrer enters laraelv into this plan. . - romthe crreat bluffs inst north of PnrcellJ a complete view of the exo dus can be had. Last evening the current of street talk turned toward the townsite speculators and they were denounced by self-appointed orators, who are easily recognized as old time boomers. There is an unmistakable hatred of this class, and al though the law, as construed by Secretary Noble, renders - them practi cally harmless, the rank and file are not yet fully posted and are. disposed to push them to the wall. The question of priority between squatter and tiler is a vital one, and no two persons seemed to agreed as to the proper method of procedure. The non-mineral affidavit will be exacted from every applicant at the land offices. He must swear that he has been on the proposed claim, is famil iar with it from actual observation, and that there exists no mineral or coal to his knowledge. This is a blow at the proxy system, and opens a wide gate for perjury. TOWN LOTS SOLD. During the night 400 town lots in Ok lahoma City were sold at auction at pri ces ranging from $2 to $10 each. There are seventeen Oklahoma City town site companies doing business, and each ille gally disposing of lots. Just at nightfall four deputy marshals came in with two horse thieves whom they had captured after a long chase eight miles from Purcell. The streets were crowded. As soon as the tidings spread , the marshals and their prisoners were surrounded, and one loud voiced cowboy implored his companions to lynch the thieves. "Hang them" - he shotted, and the crowd surged obediently forward. The mar shals drew their revolvers, and the chief announced that the first man who attempted to harm the prisoners would be filled full of holes. Proceedings came to a sudden stop. The thieves were then taken to the jail and placed under a strong guard.. DESTITUTION. The outlying camps before the break ing began in the darkness commenced at a point a mile west of the town and extended in a semi-circle to the river bank. There are probably one thousand wagons with an average of five persons to each. Bacon and hominy constitute the chief meal of the majority of the Texans, while many looked as if they were unable to afford these articles . Suffering there has already begun, and how some of these people will manage to exist when they get across the river is a ques tion not easily answered. , ' The case or a family round subsisting on crackers and cheese has many par allels. Probably the most pitiful oase is that ot a family of four discover ed in the afternoon near Walnut creek. They inhabited' a tent wonderfully con structed of bits of canvas and oil cloth which seemed destined to go to ruin with the first gale of wind. The head of the family, a hollow-eyed and emaciated v BUSINESS enterprise. man, lounged on a ragged quilt spread on the floor of the tent and three ragged unkempt children sat listlessly beside him. The wife and mother whose ap- pearance was on a nar with the sur roundings, bent over a skillet in which she was frying a mess of wild mustard greens. There was nothing else eatable in sight not even the seasoning without which the mustard greens are unpalatable It was a scene which called to mind Daniel Webster's experience with the family which during the two days he remained with them subsisted on grass fried in lard. There was need of charity and it was bestowed promptly, but of course the provision was only temporary. To-day, providence permitting, this family will cross into the promised land and if they do not starve to death in a week it will be because there are plenty of good people there. TELEGRAPHIC FACILITIES. An order was . issued last nightjto bar all commercial messages from the single wire between Purcell and Kansas City until next week. Another wire is being rapidly strung. . Press messages from this place now go by way of Texas. THREE TRAIN LOADS FROM NEWTON. Newton, Kan., April 22. Three train loads of people bound for Oklahoma, left this morning over the Santa Fe. Among them was a number of capitalists who will organize a bank and open stores and be ready for business in Guthrie tomorrow morning. Two hundred dwellings were shipped ready to be put up in a couple of hours.' Eight Train Load. Arkansas City, April 22. Special The eighth train left at 12:20, taking all passengers from here. It L estimated that 4,000 passengers have gone on the eight Santa Fe trains. Maigachuaetta Votes To-morrow. Boston. Mass., April 22. Whether or not a clause shall be inserted in the state constitution prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquor, will be decided to-morrow by the vote of the people. The legislature has made the day a legal holiday, in order that every legal voter may have an opportunity of depositing his ballot The contest on both sides has been a warm one, and Senator Hoar has done yeoman service for the prohibitionists. 8 - " Bold Jiallroad Bobbery. Gallatin. Mo., April 22. One of th boldest railroad rohberiea has just leaked out. The station agent at Pattensburg, on the Wabash, was held up by an armed burglar and gave over ten thousand dol lars of the company's funds. ;No arrests. The Salt of the Earth. .; V I Toledo, Ohio,: April 22. li. Burt, of the Michigan Salt association, goes this week . to Europe' to get tmi million -. . m . A. ' aouarsTOiorma Kuranuo eiut trust, in cluding KansfA V - , r , t i & t a ' A: Curtis Meeting.. At S meeting of republicans held in 1 Beuchner's hall Saturday evening to se lect delegates and alternates to be voted on at the primaries Wednesday to repre sent this ward at the. county conventional the. following Curtis men- were selected: Delegates Frank H. Parkhurst, John E. Dolman, Thomas Page. Gi L Curnn, H.' C. Safford, E. Nystrom and .. F. Lacey Alternates A. vv. Dana. Henry Loaze S. T. Jenneas, Robert Beatty, L. E. Eior-! dan, Allen Brown and Hoi Dolman -'S i There was a large attendance, and aU present were enthusiastic for Air. Curtis. Bousing speeches were made by Hon. H. j O. Safford, Hon. T. M. James, A. . W. Dana, D. N. Burdge, J. Q. A. Pay ton and others. The meeting was a most harmonious one. Personal Mention. Miss J o Bell, of Silver Lake, is visiting friends in the city. Dr. B. O. Sturgeon has gone to Seattle, Wash, to spend the summer. Miss Lillian Jones, of, Metropolis. 111.. is visiting Miss Buth Bedden. The Bev. Mr. Dearborn and family have moved to Highland Park. Mrs. Dr. Mclntyer la enjoying a visit from her mother, Mrs. Boyes, of Hoyt Miss Lizzie Higgins, of the secretary of state's office, spent Easter Sunday in Leavenworth. ... Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Alia way will enter tain their daughter, Mrs. Bandall, of Clay Center, this week. The order of Immaculates, a secret fra ternal society composed of colored peo ple, of which there are four lodges in this city, met at Musio hall yesterday after noon, and participated in an Easter ser vice conducted by Bev. J. M Rivers. Easter is a memorable day with this . so ciety and it is observed with elaborate ceremonies. The ladies wear white, trim med with purple. The Easter services at Dr. McCabe'a church, the Third Presbyterian, were in keeping with the occasion. Excellent music, beautiful flowers and floral decorations, responsive praise readings and an excellent sermon made up an en joyable service. In the evening the ser vices were much of the same nature as in the morning. CoL O. H. Dorrance. president: Geo. H. Nolte, secretary, and J. W. Gleed, at torney, of the Topeka Land and Develop ment -- company (Boston syndicate), de parted yesterday afternoon for New York on important business connected with the company. They will be absent about a Dispatches received at General Super intendent Alien s office in the Bock Is land building say that the movement to wards Oklahoma began at 10:50 o'clock today at Pond Creek when a large dele gation was transferred to Kingfisher by six horse stages. The rush continues on the Bock Island today and outgoing I trains gers. cerned many Oklahoma passen a. u. itobDins has hied an action in the district court against C. W. Stone, Elenora Stone, B. D.Simpson, Hattiel 8. Wilkinson and J. E. Wilkinson, for judgment in the sum of $585, said to be due on a promissory note. Dr. F. S. McCabe conducted three Easter services yesterday. Besides the services morning and evening, at the Third Presbyterian church, he . preached at the Mission Center Presbyterian church ' to a large congregation at 3 o'clock. A small copper fuse was exploded un oer a itapid Transit Jfciiectno car. on Eighth and Topeka avenues, about 8 o'clock Saturday night No damage re sulted. The bnawnee repnblioan county con gressional primaries will be held on Wed nesday of this week. The Santa Fe had ninety cars -at Ar kansas City and. thirty-five at PuroelL The Electno line earned 5,200 passen- gers yesterday. For Sale Residence. 815 Fillmore street. Three east front lots. Eight good rooms with furniture, bath room, and large attic. All modern conveniences. Possession given any time. For terms of sale enquire of C.J.Kendall, Central National Bank building. rnn TI AVG AT A T?TT17rPQ L The Missouri is a new eteej vessel be-i- X O iVl A KlSJh 1 . longing to the Atlantic transport line, and At Eaniu City; Eaksas Cot. April 22. 1SS9. Cattle Beceipta. 1.431.- .Market' 5c10o higher. Shipping steers 13 504 11; satire cows 2 SO: stackers and feeders 22 7523 23. Hogb KeceiDts. 3.901. Market 5o lower. Heavies $4 40.64 50: mediums and light $4 4714 65 55; pigs J4 503 88. . ' , bhup lieceiDia va. AiarKec weas ac j w &A 20 YYHXAT uuieu jho. '4 red uaan va aecea. Aujr. 60 bid. 63X asked. uoaw Uuiet. Pio. 2 caan. Zdo asked: May sales at Z45c Oats No. 2 cash 20c asked. Mar sales at 20c. Rtx 88c asked. At Clileacro. ' m' Chicago. Aoril 22. 1S88. Hoos Receipts 10.000. Market weaker and 5c lower. Laght, $4 7064 90. rough packing. $4 55 64 60: hearr packing and shipping. 14 6564 80. - Cattle Receipts, 8,000. Market firm at 10c advance. Beeves $3 50614 50: cows, f 1 70 3 10: Btocker 2 406S3 10. Shut Receipts. 7.000. Market steady. Na tives S3 90615 55; westerns U 90615 25; lambs, 14 7566 10. - . - Whkat Weak firmer. Cash 81Vie; Mar, 82; July, 795-ioc -- - Coax Steady. Cash, -34Xc; May, 34Xc; July, " Oats fiteady. Cash 22? erMay, 22Xc; July, Z3J4C . . - KTK-42C May. ' ' Basxtt Nothing doing. . :. . Panes Tmotht tl 52. . , Flax Si 55. PcM-ttteady. May til 726$11 75; July; Lard steady. May f 5 87J4; July $ 95. Bhost btb Slay. 1 5 97H. . Buttct asd Egob Steady. , - - - .v:r ...AtStloulfc;, t 1 :. "", - 8T. Loxis, April 2218&. Cattlx Receipt. 800. Market strong.' - - Hogs-Receipts, 20Q Market steady. Choice heayy, f i 70 4 80; packing,, $4 5064 65; light anaes steoKfTO.- - - - - - "Wbotat Lower. Cash and May, 82c; : June Cor Better. Cash 90He; May &CH&30cj OATO-irm. Cash 23c; : May. t3ci Jane 23c.' - - ' - ."..-. Pom 0-5it-:tl2 2S?tl2 M. J . ! ' ALL SAVE .i The Danmark'g , Passencrers Numbered With the Living:. Part of Them Arrive on the' Steamer Missouri. - The Others Safe on the Azores Islands. The Danmark's Wreck Due to a Broken Shatt. An Attempt Made to Burn a Freight Depot. The Building: Saturated With Oil and Fired. The Flames Extinguished But . Incendiaries Escape. ' . V... Four Desperate Criminals Es- cape From Wichita JaiL ' The Mystery Cleared Away. New York, April 22. The agents of the steamer Danmark received the following cablegram from Lisbon yesterday afternoon: "The passengers and crew and passen gers or the steams nip uanmarjc nave landed at Azores. Three hundred and forty of the passengers are on the steamer Missouri, bound for Philadelphia, the rest to follow by the next steamer." At 7:30 last evening the afternoon pa pers got out extras containing special dis TOT? DANMARK. patches announcing the safety of the Dan-mark's passengers and crew, and their sale was enormous. Bulletins were dis- played in front of the various newspaper offices, and the crowd which surrounded them blocked the streets. - RESCUED BY THE 1OSS0TJBI. 'Lisbon, April 22. Forty-two of the crew and all the passengers of the Dan-mark left at the Azores have arrived here. Peter Baben, the third officer, who is among them, reports that on April 4th the Danmark's shaft was broken when the Danmark was 800 miles from New foundland.' Engineer Kaas was found lying dead on the floor of the engine room and the cause of the accident could not be ascertained. On April 5, the . Danmark was spoken by the Missouri, which ' towed the Danmark until April 6. MThe Danmark, liaben continued Mu?oa Vian aaftlfnrr irmr ortrl wa odVa1 t ekWM svaaue UV Tl 4 9.m VS n9 firC? 1T7 the Missouri to take our passengers. The Missouri, as she .was loaded, had room for only ' twenty, additional persons, but she jettisoned her cargo and took us all on board 800 of us landing us at the Azores. She then proceeded for Philadelphia, taking 340 of the passengers besides the captain and the sailors. Three of the engineers proceeded to London on board the Demerara steamer. The first and second mates are still at the Azores, and the remaining passengers and forty-two sailors sailed for Lisbon on the steamer Acer." , ' The death of the Danmark's engineer was due to the burstiBg of an engine pipe. The engineer was killed on the spot and the ship was badly damaged, together with the breaking of the shaft the vessel was helpless in the heavy seas that pre vailed. has only crossed the ocean a few times. She is described as beinironeof the finest and best built boats carrying the English flag. She is , commanded by Captain , Mumll. who has been trading between Philadelphia and London for the past six years, fche sailed from lxndon. March 26, with s general cargo consigned to Peter Wright & Sons. oovrrsa up the bay.' Dzlawabx Breakwater, April 22. The steamer Missouri, Captain Murril), from London March' 28th, sailed hence for Philadelphia at 7:30 this morninsr. with a' number of the passengers of the steamer Danmark on board. Desperate Criminals Escape. Wichita, Kan., April 22.8pecial. ' Dave Lemons, Sam Baldwin, John Lawe and Mark Lamb escaped from the coun ty jail at an early, hour this morning. They sawed off one bar and wrenched out the others, making their escape without detection. There is, no clue to then yet The entire sheriffs f posse is scouring the country for them. Every - officer in southern Kansas has been notified,- The men are all United elates prisoners. . Lemons and Baldwin-were in on the charge of: murder, Lawe and Lamb fcr honA stealing.' desperate chsr- actera. Fvesn, Effort to JB am j. - " . Wichita, AprU,22 Special An attempt' was made to buin the Bants Fe freight depot late last .night. It viz-frustrated by the night - watchman; Tha entire end of the J buU&inVwaa Esiursiad with ecsl oil and a'jnatch touched, Tha loss is light ' Thsre is ho clua to tha in- fcesdunca.' .1 .4 - --it V Lk - ' I

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