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Kans. Historical Society
tol. xn, NO. 115.
WICHITA, KANSAS, SUNDAY MOBXEXG. 3IARCH 30, 1890-TWELYE PAGES.
WHOLE NO. 1825.
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GOAL OF GOLDEN GRAIN
WICHITA THE GREAT GRAIN MAR
KET OF KANSAS.
Two Million Bushels of Corn, One
Half Million Bushels of "Wheat
and a Quarter Million Bush
els of Oats in Nine
The Demand for Eigger Elevators and
Greater Storage Capacity for the Grain
Seeking Wichita Markets.
Some Facts Prom Wichita Shippers and Of
ficial Statistics of Grain Products which
will Astonish our Own People
Ten Thousand Bushels Per
Day Handled in this City.
Very few people even in our own city,
have any conception of the enormous
amount of grain handled on this market.
The Eagle this morning presents to its
many readers some facts and figures which
will pro-e astonishing, not only to the
people of Wichita but to every person
thiouchout the country who may chance
to n id the facta contained in this article.
f-incc the immense crop of grain
grown in th eleven grca
lir, .ifctrbcr, Klngmmi
pir, Harvey, Pratt, Cowley, Ileno, Sum
in r and Sedgwick commenced moving, and
nil h mg contiguous 0 il(i Wichita inar
kc t, and in fact many of them coming
li re with their grain, there has lieeu an
urgent demand for larger elevator facili
:es tu handle the immense amount of
sniiii to uhautage and with despatch. J.
W II. wn 5c Co., who have done an enor
nicis 1 m-iness since July 1, ISS'J, when the
new crop of oat commenced moving,
have run the three elevators which have a
ro.nbiiu'd capacity of about twenty-five
or loads, or 10,(00 bushels, per day, illus
tratini's of which are given herewith, to
'lvir fulh t extent, night and day, and
ill liae been obliged to hold on an aver
fi'Jje of forty car loads a day on track
awaiting the elevators for cleaning pur
port . i tc The total number of car loads
cf j. r an which have leen handled on this
m.iikot during the past nine months are
as follow s- Two thousand nine hundred
and thirrvstfven cars of com. S10 cars of
wlu it. :547oars of oats which aggregate
1KK 0J0 bi"diels i f corn. 4M),(iO0 bushels of
w hi a and ;52!,t0 bushels of oats. Of this
large amount of grain J. W. Hawn tc Co.
have handled 1,785,,"50 bushels of corn, 211.
&0 bushels of oats and 135,000 bushels of
Tl e Citv Milk have handled liW.-HX) bush
els of wheat, and the Hydraulic Milling
c uiipam have used lt53,SOO bushels of
w heat. 1:J,000 bushels of corn and :M,S00
bushi Is of oats. A large percentage of the
..ram roivhed at the mills hns been ground
t'U i tluur and meal and shipped out in that
r-1 l!f ion.
In an interview with J. W. Hawn he
Mid "We have worked very hard night
an 1 day to handle our business during the
pnsi mno months and yet many things
lu. e 1 1 .mi very unsatisfactory. We could
have h trdled four- times the amount of
grain with about the same amount of
labor and with muck better satisfaction
J W. HAWN-'S ELKVATOP. X W. COR.
oiM w e have liad the proper elevator
facil i . What we need and must have
it-"n, i- in reason to handle this years
t -j" is nn elevator with modern niHchin
r. .a ' w tii a capacity of at least 250,000
.sjcl-. w iiL-h would do very well for the
r - . -it but would probably liave to be en
iarjjxd to double the siae within two years.
Iixib we must have, and t& oaee. if we ax-
1 1 11 Wgm
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T W. II AWN S ELEVATOR S.
pect to control the grain trade of south
western Kansas, and the parties who are
first in the field with the kind of an eleva
tor Wichita requires, are the men who will
reap a large profit on such an investment"'
Mr. Hawn also said if we had a large ele
vator, a shipper or grain merchant could
get a sixty-day lay over privilege on all
cars loaded, the same as are given in east
ern markets, which would enable him to
load a train at once to fill an export or any
other large order, and the train would go
through solid and as an express to destina
tion, which would do away with many of
the vexatious delays which now occur in
shipping three or four cars a day on such
large orders. In shipping in small lots the
cars are very often side tracked in some
out of the way place, and arrive at desti
nation too late" to be loaded on the steamer.
The time is not far distant when not a
bushel of Kansas grain will go east of the
Mississippi river. The Atchison, Topeka
& Santa Fe have just issued a new tariff
sheet, making the rate on corn from Wich
ita to Galveston, for export, 23 cents per
hundred, which goes into effect April 1,
being a cut of 20 cents per hnndred on the
!Now, if Wichita had a line running to
Cherryvale, and controlled by the Kansas
City, Memphis & Birmingham, so the
grain shipper could get one through
rate, instead of two locals, which
is now the case to Tennessee,
Alabama and some of the other southern
cities which are not reached by our pres- j
ent system of railroad, there would never ,
be any more 12) cent corn in Kansas. If
we had railroad connections of that kind
TiRST STREET AND FIFTH AVENUE.
and proper elevator facilities Wichita
would be well lixed to furnish grain to the
Dining the past nine months Mr. Hawn
has sliipped grain to the following states:
Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Mississippi '
lor losv, i -r,,;IK, Xew ITamnshire. Massachusetts, t ho loreitinn or tli
uuuuuisoi jjuu- -. -ynrk Pminsvlrftiim. Ohio. Indiana. .-.rnTiKtinrtjitioTi tn
, ..uuniurcuii, -I""- THinnis? WiM'miRin. Tnv.i Cnlnrniln. TTtah. I t.nc
rfeiSI J.W.HAWNJ I A
MISSOURI PACIFIC ELEVATOR WEST SIDE.
Louisiana, Alabama, North and South
Carolina, also to the West India islands
and Old Mexico.
They have also paid to the railroad com
panies of this city for freight during the
past niue months $324,000. This includes
freight from shipping point to destination
FIRST 5TRKET A FIFTH AVENTB.
as all grain sold by this concern is de
livered freight prepaid.
Few of our own citizens appreciate the
capacity of the nottring milk- of Wichita
nor yet have any idea of tho number of
bushels of wheat ground in a year by them,
nor the vnlne of the product. Front the
fifth annual report of the Kaas bureau
of labor it is fouad that -Wichita ronnvr
three mills which ground last year
461,500 bushels of wheat, making
IS.948,00 pounds of flour which sold for, to
gether with other products of the wheat,
142,000. Nearly one-balf million of dollars
from an industry in our midst about
which little or nothing is said. The com
bined mills will use six hundred thousand,
bushels of wheat this year. One firm now
having stored in their elevator upwards of
It may be of interest to our readers to
know something relative to the grain
yield of the great "county of Sedgwick,
which today is attracting so much atten
tion abroad on account of its being the
county in which Wichita is located. By
a careful perusal of the statistics herewitn
compiled from the report of the state board
of agricultural, it is possible for one to see
the causes which are pushing the citv for
ward as the metropolis of the soutfiwest
and the foremost city of the state:
GRAIN CROP OF 1SS9.
Wheat S64.041 5l8,4sl.G0
Corn 7,923,200 1,427.070.00
Oats l,SM8,0'.Ki 275,803.50
Rj'e 00,240 15,000.00
Barley 275 G3.75
Buckwheat 1,455 S73.00
Making a grand total of 10,092,901 bush
els of grain raised in the glorious county of
Sedgwick and amounting to 2,237,305.S5
which is a grand showing for the grandest
county in the state of Kansas.
The markets for the products of this
point are east, west and south, and it is es
pecially true that the mining regions of
the west are becoming more and more de
pendent upon this territory as their popu
Located as Wichita is, 277 miles from
Kansas City, 400 miles from Omaha, 500
miles from St. Louis, 500 miles from Den
ver and about 700 miles from Chicago and
750 railes,from Galveston, and is on the di
rect thoroughfare for the products of Kan
sas, Nebraska, the Dakotas and the imme
diate territory lying east and west to tide
water at Galvestont it certainly occupies,
without a rival, a territory comprising an
area of about 700 by S00 mile, which is as
productive as any country in the United
States. The producers of this section are
exceedingly anxious for the necessary fa
cilities for the storing and rapid handling
of their products at this point.
Ths railways have for several years al
lowed the elevators and mills at Wichita
as favorable cleaning and "milling in tran
sit" rates as any other grain market in the
west, and have done so when the elevators
have been insuflicient in capacity, thereby
blocking their yaws and putting tLeiu to
great inconvenience and lo'.s.
The outlook for fall wheat in the eleven
counties referopd to has never been better
than now. The seeding season was very
favorable in all this territory, and there is
a large increase in average. Sedgwick
county is located as the central of these
eleven great grain producing counties and
is directly tributary with a line of railroad
touching every county seat which i-5 the cen
ter of their respective counties. It is a fact
that the present shipment of grain from
this point now made with small elevator
facilities, is constantly increasing, and the
only reason that it is at all limited is be
cause the facilities are limited. Corn,
wheat, oats and rye are the principal
products of this great valh-y and sec
tion, and not another city in Kansas has
necessary means of
so completely control
principal products as this citv. It is
a question whether there is any point in
the United States where such au array of
figures eau be brought together in the
grain business which will compare any
where near them. ,
It is not necessary to go further into tho
details of every condition and circumstance
which govern the handling of grain
products. The facts are the grain is here,
the railroads are here and that markets are
established where this grain must go, and
somebody must handle it. Wichita will
have the elevators and make this the great
grain market of the southwest.
Several Offices and the T. M. C- A. Eooms
EunKKA, Kan., March 29. At 3 o'clock
this morning lire was discovered in the
building occupied by the Florida shoe
store. In a few minute the next room ou
the north, occupied by Smith & Bailey's
drug store, was ablaze, but by this time
the firemen were doing work.and bv he
roic exertion succeeded in saving the re
maining buildings on the block. "The sec
ond tory of the burned buildgs comprised
J. W. Martiudale" law aud loau office.
Dr J. F. Mvcrs- office and the assembly
room of the YM.C.A. The First Na
tional bank building was
damaged ?ome- j
wnat, especially tee seconu story, occnpiea x
oy ciogstoii cc x uner, lawyers
alKut 540.000. half of which i ov
insurance. The buiMinirs were owned bv
George A. Hall, who wift rebuild at ouce.
CAUGHT BY A DEADLY CAVE-iN.
Mahqcetth. Mich.. March 29 Five
Finnish miners, names unknown, we re !
caught by a cave-in at the Prince of Wales
mine-last nvtfniiisr. The timbers cave, wav .
and let down tons of ore anil rock upon
them. Two of the victims crawled out
and escaped with slight braises-, Irat their
three comrades are sail beneath the fallen
mas. A larjre force is at work dissin
for the men. There is no probability that
they ure still alive.
A FIRE AT LOUISVILLE.
I.onvru.t. Ky., March SX The fnrai-
ure manufaeturuiir esrab&shment ot .1. t
W. Da4s fc Co. ciiaht tire at S3U o'clock f
mis uivciiiuK, aim Biure unwhoguwi
be coacroHeii SSu,ixJ Io& wias sustained,
eii msurew i
JS'UMER OF THE
Eighty-Eight now Piecovered
Known to he Buried in the
Meager but Mournful Eeports from In
terior Kentucky Towns in the Track
of the Storm.
Probably Pifty Killed or Wounded at Web
ster The Work of Burial and Belief
Eapidly Going on at Louisville
Additional ITames of Victims
at the Palls City Hall
The Casualty Eecord.
Louisville, Ky.. March 29. The weath
er today is clear, the sun shines brightly
and the temperature spring like. The
work of recovering the bodies buried un
der the debris of Thursday night's tornado
goes bravely on with a largely augmented
force. There is a slight breeze blowing,
but scarcely enough to ruffle the waters of
the Ohio, broadened by the flood which, at
this writmir. i. Jilionfc at si stand. Tndnv's
I developments will in all probability dis
close tne ma extent or tne terriole
aflliction visited upon this city.
The streets in the districts worst damaged
aie still picketed but except between
Eleventh and Twelfth on Market street
the street cars are now running freely and
wagons and all but mere sightseers are
allowed to pass. Many of those employed
at work in the wreckage are paid oy the
board of trade committee and whenever
help is deserved it is given. At Falls City
hall between Eleventh and Twelfth on
Market street about sixty men under the
direction of Chief of Police Taj lor are still
at work. Broken timbers and brick are
regularly piled fifteen feet high on etch
side of the street for a hundred yards.
On the site of the ruined hall
there are mounds of brick and
mortar and beams and lath in wild con fu-1
sion and men digging at the b:ise of them
hunting for the dead. In all sixty-seven !
bodies have been taken out there. It is
now prfclty near a certainty that the entire '
lo& of life from the tornado in this city
will not go much above one hundred, if ;
that number is reached. Up to this writ- '
inc the total number of killed at all places
whose bodies have been recovered aud of
the missing, who it is reasonlibl certain
are dead, is eighty-eight. In aiMirion to
these there are about a dozen so badlv in-
juredthnt death may ensue, though fatal
results are not anticipated in some cases.
MEASUT.ES FOR BELIEF.
Tomorrow bejiinniu'' at 10
thorough system will be put into operation
bv which all cases will be attended to
The executive committee with a full corps
of assistants and clerks under the manage
ment of Mr. W. T. Rolph, chairman, wrill
be at room 12 board of trade building and
remain there all day. All persons
who need assistance arc tj vtd
to call and report their wants.
The relief committee will be gauged
by the number of applicants; tor instance
if there are 30,000 to distribute and 10,000 length and breadth, and Sharkey and 1s
applicants, each will receive $3, attention sauaouana counties are reached, then con
bemg paid to the amount of damage, necting with the outpour from the Steple
which, of course, will cause some varia- ' break, overflowing everything in its turn
tions. Thenmount of the funds now in ) until Yazoo river is reached. The damage
the lianas ot Treasurer liuckner, except
what was used for urgent cases yesterday,
is about $32,000.
Mayor Jacob said that while he was op
posed to calling for outside help if a
voluntary contribution were offered
.lie would advise its acceptance.
Mayor Jacob received many telegrams
yesterday from all parts of the country
offering lieln and financial assistance. To
all of them tliemavor resnonded on behalf 1
of the citizens of Louisville, thanking them j
for their kind offers of assistance and stat-j
ing that niondy could be used. Many of-
fersoffood, clothing, medical attention
and nurses were proffered, but Mayor Ja-1
cob felt that Louisville could house and
feed her'own wounded and distressed and ,
burv her own dead. All offers of tins na
ture were declined. Teft. Wilier & Co.. I
of New York, and Hon. Geo. E. Tanner. '
president of the Indianapolis board of
trade, authorized Mayor Jacob to draw
on them for $1,000 each, which was done.
The Simmons Hardware company, of St.
Louis, sent a subscription of i'M). The
inspection of the legislative committee
may result in an appropriation from the
legislature and material aid is ixpected
from Cincinnati and Indianapolis when
their committees return home and tell of
the desolation of Louisville. The funeral
expenses of those who were unable
to bury their dead were met
by the relief of agents and in many
other instances deserved charity was be
stowed. THE PEOPLE HOPEFUL.
Said Mayor Jacobs; "I saw many dis
tressing caesx but the people are hopeful
anu may reiuse aiil wncn onerea to tnern.
The men had gone cheerfully to work to
repair the great damage done their homes
and their w ives and daughters are lending
a willing hand to whatever needs done."
The remains of Jewell lodge, No. 2, of
the Knights and Ladies of" Honor, at a
.small meeting of their scattered members
today appointed a relief commit-
j tee to obtain a correct list of the
- dead, wounded, living and missing, and to
' aid tho" members who are suffering from
want. I he members of the committee, af
ter a diligent search, met today. A motion
was then passed to assist in the burial of
the dead and to relieve the sufferings of
the living. The meeting of the night of
the fi&ster was fully discussed, and as far
as possible a correct number present was
arrived at. The report thac over 1X) per
sons, men and women, were present in the
lodge room at Fails City hall at'
the time of the wreck was not ex
aggerated. There were 100 cbairs in the
hall, everyone was filled and -several stand
ing near the front. Out of the hundred
known to Ik present, twenty-three have
leen discovered, dead, thirty-one wounded,
five known to have escaped unhurt, lea -ing
forty-one more stiil missing and unac
counted" for. Among thoe drawn from
the dibri- and recognLEed were J. M.
Stephens. Mr. Belle Patterson. Peter Ful
ler, .Mrs. -innie .c, vies, .nmma -uotiswi-
f tr .T "Rrf.rvrijir.1ir Tnftmnc "Piirr" Itm!- i
f.t 'jjnvan. B. F.'Randohjtt. Mrs- Marv l
McLaughlin. Mrs. Bridget Keller. Mrs. j
s;ajiv Bishop, John H. Hamilton, "Henry i
KiuL'. Mi Cam- Baker. Gas Miller,
secretary of Pearl lodce, was present and.!
is numbered amons the dead; also F. F. i
Barno. of Imperial lodge !No. 1.3K2: ,
Mrs. Kyac. of Hope lodee Xo. 191, was
diseovewd dead, and Mrs. O'Connor. The
undertakers hare more than they can at-
tend to for tomorrow In all there, will be
nc T.iLTh?rtA- fnnra!t
Weteiffii TJaioa To-ss. Hz&m aad Osher
LocisniXK. Ky., iiareh 09. A Morgan
field special rs: A terrifitrhoil and wrad
stenifvistterf Union Town, Ky., awi Cmon
aau U efcter ooantte i tmstej N awm. i
in. The wife of W. B. Taylor. soetrf
, ail Uiixnumi.uamui mam , ia ; .minuuK" ""j'-B." 5 I Zf '"lr T"
Jolted octrtgHb. iiousesaant toraoownaca retxna. j-m,moi sa viama uwij
iVf&Xty UeSVVCVU XCU IIUEU j BaS WUnitvuu . unnnvu. . .J- s .
ture and clothing have been found all
along the road from Morganfield to Dick
son. The killed and wounded at Webster
will number not less than fifty.
A Marion, Ky., special says: All day
fresh reports have been coming in adding
to the sad story of the destructive cyclone
that swept through this county west to
cast at sunset Thursday. The track of the
storm is a quarter of a mile wide and it
traveled thirty miles across the country,
parallel to and almost in the same track of
the storm that occurred in 1832. At this
hour four deaths are reported and as many
more possibly wounded seriously. Mr.
Carenao Moreland and two children are
dead. Mrs. Moreland is seriously in
jured. Their house was blown down
and burned. Berry Kich's wife and
child arc mortally wounded and their
house was blown to atows. J. H. Robin
son's daughter was killed and the house
and contents scattered over the country.
The wounded will reach fifty-five or more.
Residences were totally destroyed. The
physician of this place was fatally injured.
The citizens worked faithfully all night in
our neighborhood, returning" at noon to
day, and they report the people in a sad
plight. In one room used as a temporary
hospital there were nine patients. Today
funds were raised and a relief committee
sent to provide food and raiment for the
destitute and wounded and. deserted.
FILES OP WATER
Two Mississippi Levees Break and Plood
the Yazoo Delta.
New Orleans, La.. March 29. A ter
rible storm prevailed Thursday night and
caused the river to overleap its bounds aud
seek a shorter way to the gulf by making
two awful gaps in embankments which
had kept the water chained for sixty days.
But the fury of the storm added to the
pressure of the water made the works of
earth give way at places where at least
The first to give way was the levee
known as Easton levee, which is half a
mile above Mound Landing, in Bolivar
count, and about sixteen miles north of
Greenville, the break occurring at 3 o'clock
Friday morning. The second was the
levee one and one-half miles below Hunt
ingdon, on the Timber Lake plantation,
about four miles above the Offutt break.
This place was also considered safe and
secure. The breaks are both very bad
ones. The outflow of water from these
two places will inundate a large
section of country before it reaches
the Yazoo river again to join the
river, leaving desolation and ruin in these
parts, submerging the garden spot of the
Yazoo delta and entirely suspending all
railroad travel from Leland to Rollingford,
on the Louisville, Xew Orleans & Texas
road. The flow is east of the Huntingdon
branch of the Louisville, New Orleans &
Texa.s railway until Leland is reached,
cro-sing the Riverside division of that road
four miles south of the break. At Leland
it will cross the main line and unless it
overflows the wet bank it will
flow down Deer creek to the east
of the main line, spreading out
toward the Bocne Patia. overflowing
some of the finest cotton plantations of j
the delta of the creek country for about
fifty miles along the valley road. Tho
water f torn the Huntington break Avill at '
once join the outpour from the Offutt
hrcik, which has filled up all the low places
in its course but inundate a very large sec-
a tion of country upon its journey. These .
i waters will swell its volume bearing to the
west against Greenville and a portion of ,
iiiu uuuuiry spreuuiuK out, lunam m-
iams bayou on the east and no doubt will
blend with the waters from Easton break,
making a perfect sea of water from
here to Bogne Patia and perhaps overflow
ing the east bank of that stream. The
junction of the waters front tlfese two
streams will inundate nearly all the plan
tations m asniugtou county in its entire
that, this flood will do to the nhintartnns.
stock, fences, houses, stores, townsand rail- !
roads is bevoud calculation. Besides this it
Ha getting late in the seson aud thewateis
will only recede with the fall of the river.
Crops will all be late and in many places it )
may not be possible to plant at all. An ,
attempt to close these breaks will be of no
The latest news from Laston break states I
that the break is now GOO feet wide and in
cruising rapidly. The water has crossed
to the west bank of Williams bayou at
Avondale and is two feet deep in the stores
at that place. Avondale is five miles south
of the crevasse. The water from the
Offutt break is now within one mile of
this place. Thebreakatlluntingdon.which
is oOO feet wide, is hourly growing wider j
and threatens to becomean immense break.
No stock has been lost, as the people have
rather prepared for a disaster ot this kind
The break at Skipwith is now between 000
and 700 feet wide and is rapidly increasing.
The river at Greenville has fallen three
inches, caused by the breaks above.
Ths levee between Luna and Columbia
Landing, Arkansas, broke at C o'clock
Thursday morning but no particulars can
he learned. The people are taking the
matter philosophically, as they have been
in floods like this before.
The Property Loss Placed Too High
Laborers Very Scarce.
LonsviLLE, Ky., March 29. A good
many of the estimates of damage to prop
erty have been very much too high. The
actual loss from a financial standpoint will
not be so great as supposed at first.
The great demand now is for brick layers,
and it is hoped thatsurrounding cities will
supply all that are needed. Probobly l.o'Xi
of these can be given employment and th
contractors announce that they will nor
thern fi.no a day. It is rumored this morn
ing that the local brick layers would de
mand $3 a day.
President H. A. Hustion, of the Louis
ville board of fire underwritter, ireues tho
following: "The public is respectfully re
quested to exercise unusual care to avoid
lire at this particular time. It is -well
known that a very large amount of exceed
ingly inflamable material is exposed to
ignition by the smallest spark, and in the
present low supply of water, a large con
flagration rnignt happen at any moment.
Let everybody consider himself "as person
allv requested to do his best to prevent a
The river is strewn with floating debris j
from the storm from Tenth street to the j
waterworks and hundreds of ikifln are !
plying about, collecting the Wintered act of the Cherokee council aad a rigkl f
wookwork. rliefbj the ninth article ot the treaty nt
Captain John Hoffman, of Cook, HofT- i 1S6. which we here&j qt in full "The
man & Co., brought the tng Wcxh Grey 1 Cherokee nation voteaterfly m February,
over to the wharf late yesterday evening ! 13. by an act of the national mnadX W
and tried to secure Mtv laborers to era no i ihhed laverr and herebr crrrenaat ami
tAtli ffrukf-. frv ttt ntt-mrut ftf rmmrrfmr i
ont the larcre number of boatH ami bare i
anchored there, bet hi t
laborers 25 o
nnsaccessfuL He offerw! !
tyntsanhonr.bat tbev aked J
58 cent-, awl were ootaaxkmsto work at j
that. He- finallv succeeded in sectoring
eurat men. Captain Jame? T. Duffy ah-o
had obk troubk- in .cnrin? help. He .
hired fuily 3u0 men. and out of toe Jot only who were in tl country at ttoe rxmmenc
about eighteen reported for work. nvot of t bu reteilion aad arp aow njdiae 1
JeffenronYilte, while nrt ofuoally Jek-1 therein, or bo may xetrn in mx mouth. 1
in? a-efetasce, can find many place w here t or thr dediu. hll h ail Um
aid will be of utmost itnportanc. ; ricaw of a aastve Cherokee, provide! ifeat j
Manv are rendered homeless aad owner of slaves o vmnunfMntl by
pearnless. ?oine are thrown from cms- the Cberoke" nxtka shaft wrmt rweie '
Mrt to povertT. Amon-r these i notabte , any eunpe-ioi rnf tor the !&
the efc-tr of Ber. T. s. Boeley. who axs aJL ' emanenjattsd," tfcwrt&re, be it r
There are many others Hke hiia. bet the Kesofred. By tfei cowrctKiaa, that tfce '
ptople are not di-conractd. They her . cooatroedfln siww attd piaewi ape ik
jse to work, and this nioraiac; tiBer i msta article vt th tmaty ot txPi to av
aad ron.-wns wrane at wwk on nnHierotn ' warrantwiby it feosatace aad a ktw iav ''
hoetm. The dsmmse m hot, fttmi j netier, to tAfci Cktxmkte AattMU 3 k.
wre. r.c, win ir hu-. jiwrr -
veloped tU . all of variott. kiwK Majy
FAVORED BY ILL.
SOLDIERS EXPRESS THE3ISELVES ON
Colonel Hallowell and Hon. Emmett
Callahan Address the Veterans
The Preedmen of the Oherukee Nation Ap
peal to the Government to Protect
An Interest in the Proceeds of the Strip
Demanded Prospectors Viewing the
Puture Panning Land South of
Kiowa Local Happenings at
Oklahoma Oitj General
SpeolSl DIS-utcU to the Dally Eagle.
Harper, Kan., March 29. At 1:30 o'clock
this afternoon the opera house was crowd
ed, the occasion being tho meeting held
under tho auspices of the Grand Army
post to consider the pension question.
There were many farmers in town and tho
crowd was one of tho largest of mauy
Colonel J. R. Hallowell, or Wichita,
spoke for one hour on tho pension question
and supported strongly service pension,
which position was applauded freely. He
was followed by a half hour speech from.
Colonel Callahan, of Wichita.
After the speaking a petition was signed
almost unanimously asking tho Kansas
congressional delegation to support the
service pension bill.
Items On All Sorts of Topics Prom That
Special Dispatch to the Dally Eagle.
Oklahoma Citv, Ok., March 29. Our
city has just passed that period where the
erection of a few three story brick blocks
causes any special mention for that is sim
ply an every day affair. A Wichita foun
dry man was here lately and contracted to
furnish the iron fronts for a few more
brick blocks, and will soon lie here again
to look after others to lie erected soon.
This city has now assumed the proportions
of a metropolitan citv.
The appointment of the governor of tho
t err itory seems to affect us here less than
any other city in the territory,
Our people prefer an Oklahoma man,
but any good, capable, impartial
staresman will bu accenfablo and if th
wishes of the noonle of this section are con-
.sidered the capital will of course be here.
But Oklahoma City is not dependent upon
tin' capital lor ner tuture. xne uesttny ot
Oklahoma City is assured.
The government has issued license to all
the drug stores in the city for medical
Eurposes and it has been received with joy
y tho druggist.
The newehange of thneim thcSnntarFo
road has been received with ple;isure. We
now have six trains a day that carry pas-
sengers making it a matter of convenienci '
to the traveling public. Then will
be a kick on the mail service, i
The change only gives one mail
each wav per day We want a ponch mail
out of Wichita and Gainesville which in
tersects east and west mail.
Electric light poles have leen distributed
and will lie set next week. The ice plant
runs, turning out twelve to fifteen tons
per ifay. The canal is receiving the finish
fag touches and primary stepd" are taker
lngtoucties and primary siejware taKen
towards the erection of a 200-barrcl Hour
The Henublican club hold election of
local officers for the club tonight. Major
W. A. Monroe declined re-election as pres
ident and Captain A. B. Hammer was
chosen as president; G. V. McCIullan, YA.
Kixse and Major L. L. Bell, vice presi
dents; W. If. Ketcham. secretary;
H. W. Sawyer, recording Hecre
arv nnd chairman of the executive
committee, with L. If. North. S.. II. Scott,
. II. Allison and L. jI. Keys as com-
Our social circles are lively and the
churches are getting in their usual share
of good work. The church building goes
steadih on. A temperance meeting w
held and a committee appointed to formu
late a call, which tim made for Guthrie
next month. Disposition has been shown
to make it a political insue.
Crops are leing planted, grass i grow
ing and in many places the ground Is cov
ered with a beautiful green. Garden stuff
is up and onions, radishes and pens of oar
own raising will soon be on the market.
They Demand aa Literet in the Proceeds
of the Cherokee Strip,
Tahlequah, I. T., March 29. While the
rights of the freedmen of the territory,
especially tho-e of the Cherokee nation
were being openly difcou!i in tle ros,
the freedmen quietly met at Fort Gitteen
in convention, and a committee on gnT
ance reported the following resolution,
w hich were adopted.
We, the freedmi'ii of tne Cherokee na
tion, hereby adoft and submit to Hon.
John . Wallace, spe-ial United suites ,
agent, the following report of grievKoea i
of which we should be rebeved: j
Wherea. We recognize the faet that the j
national council of i Cherokee nation t
did in 19 enact a law prohibiting us fiotn J
sharing a per capita payment ot the S3CW,-
COJ appropriated in tbot year, aad J
Whereas, The Cherokee nation! council J
ha placed a i xm&tructkm upon the trwtty )
of Vfi relative to thtw lands weri of the
nmetj -sixth degree, known a the Chero-'
Kee stnp. denying the irecamen aoy right
to or in tbo-e lands or may int-m4 ia the
proceed derived from the nd. and.
Wherww. We hare grievance in tbi
sfAB tlul nmpr tTtaltAr uitstl )Jbtii r I
or involttntarr jserrfcraic eau-t w tbrtri
nation otherwise than in tmxLtliBMMl of
crime wbemrf th prtr htm been 4ulr ,
convicted ia accordance with th tew of I
the tab". Tby f urtfeer azt that frwd-1
men who hare bee HLeratod totaBtartly '
by act of tbetr former owner or by l&vr m s
wt4L as well ail 1 rwsd colors! jst-oa
Ite-olTwi. Thftt John W. Wac W her- j
UTVpt BfNat tin lii
tmA Snai s-et'kawm -f
i tac- i inrtil ttfb
VI EVSTNS TH uSAUTjFUL STRIP.
Special DtsitcSrto Uw CtiUy Eacta. ,
Kiowa, Kan., March iJ: Tko troopa
stationed nt this point hSve settled down
to business ami are now clearing tbo
county east, west and south of Kiowa of
settlers. Those who have retained give
glowing accounts ot the fiao Tannine; lnqtfs
between tho Medicine river and Driftwood
and Mule creeks. They report nn nbuini
ancc of timber along the streams also
numerous springs of pure water.
There are many strangers sojourning
here who are making excursions over the
strip adjp.ccut to Kiowa to enable them to
give reliable information to their friends
who contemplate making homes- in the
Cherokee strip. As they do not intend to
make any move towards settling, the cat
tle men nave made no objections to their
viewing the prairie land, neither have the
military considered them as subject to tho
order to expel invaders.
Fanners who come to town say the
wheat prospects are for a larger crop than
in iSSO. Peach buds instead of being killed
by the cold wave the 1st of March are now
in full bloom and all other fruit prospects
are good for an abuudant jield. Early
vegetables have appeared in the. market
and find ready sale.
Last night a wind storm commenced
from tho southwest, shifting to the north
west about sunrise, aud is now sweeping
over the prairies with great velocity, tai.
iug with it all the loose boxes aud carrels
to the Cherokee strip.
Sprclal Oarre5poadeaco to tie Dally Eacfe.
ACGCSTA, Kan., March 2S, 0. Wheat
is looking splendid in this vicinity
A largo acreage was shown nnd tho
prospects nre excellent for a bountiful
harvest. Fanning is in full blast in this
part of the county. Much of the ground ,
has been stirred for the corn and oat crops.
Soon tho com planters will begin to move.
Nothing has yet been heard concernim?
Hubert Clarke, tho missing millor. Ills
brother hns again returned to this city
from Caniula and is making renewed ef
forts to find the mussing man.
About 1.000 head of steers wcro full fl
in tho Walnut valley this winter and many
are now ready for the market. The Wal
nut valley is nght nt the top whonitcomos
to fattening cattle and hogs.
Merchants tell us that trade is getting
better and money more plentiful. This is
good indication that an era of prosperity
is lieginnlng to dawn.
The Palace hotel is now well patronized
by traveling men which is an excellent
sign that trade is increasing in all branchos.
The Dnily Eagle is well liked by the
people of Augusta. It is admired because
of its bold stand on the leading questions
of the dav; and well liked because of "con
taining the latest telegraphic news and
reaching the reader far ahead of any other
A WOMAN GRAND ARMY MEMBER.
LaCvxge, Kan., March 29. Robort B.
Mitchell post No. 170, G. A. It., yesterday
presented tho LaCyguo school dlstriot
with a flag. The ceremony was performed
nt the school house, attended by nuplU
and citizens. Addresses wore, made by
Selwvn Douglas of Paola, and Ed lv.
Smith, of Mound City.
In tho evening t-elwyn Douglas was
elected post commnndor and Mrs. Robert
J J. Mitchell, of Kansas City. .Mo., wiuow
of the general for whom the po-a wa
named, an honorary member and eomrado
of tho post. She isleUovcd to bo tho only
woman who has every beon a member of
any Grand Army iost. A reception was
HACKNEY WILL HAVE A DEPOT.
Topeka, Kan., March 29. The bonrd of
railroad commisedoncrH today rendered a i
ricclnon In tlte enVo of tho rldrons ot
Beaver and Pleasant Valley towimhlrw,
Cowley county, against the Atchison, To
peka A: Santa Ye Railroad company. Tbirt
action was brought to compel the comjutuy
to siippl adequate station fasiUtica at
Hackney, situated midway between Ar
kansas City nnd WiuUold. The board of
cm)inv.imers, after listening to the argu
ment of both s(dw. directed J-fco AtcbUuu,
Tnpeka & Santa Fe to build a depot with
full station facilities at the point dcaiml
and to have the same completed by July i.
OSBORNE COUNTY ALLIANCE.
O.HBORXR, Kan., March 9. Today waan
gala day for Obornet fully 8,000 people,
most of then members of tho alliance, a
Mmbled to Iiear ntirring speeches by B. JC. '
Clarke, prt,ldent of tho state alliance, and
W A. Feller, editor of tho Kan&ts Farmer.
Hie procession In thp forenoon contained
fully 200 wagons filled with farrarra and
their families, carrying nppropriato ban
ners of every design. Tho county in now
thoroughly organizc-d and thefanntini arc
presenting a solid and determined front.
NEWSPAPER CHANGES AT LAWRENCE
LAWKENCK. Kan., Mnrch 29. The Law
rence Daily Journal will announce in ibn
morning that it will ceom to be published
m a rooming iwikt, Init will appear in
conjunction with the Tribune an an even
ing jjmt, to be callrd the JournaW'ri
buae. The name ot Charies fc. Finoh anil
V. I. Kellogg will appear ft associate edU
tors of the new jm pet
THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING.
5peM ! U tit nj Eocki
AVjcsta, Kan.. March 2& Judge Will
lam Shannon and wife celebrated their
inc. About sixty couples wore presnt
and the jude n-cefvei a haodwomu gold
headed cane and his timabln vriit a &nn
gold watch and cbin. A. vaont enjoyabla
time was had.
A NEEDED BRIDGE AT LEON.
Spsetel IXhu U tmir BMffe
Leos, Kan. March The comO,j
comn-ioners mt hrrr uyjay sad dul
to build a ll.TWJ iron lrHlqe pw tfcs Ltt&ts
Walntit riw, a ttufe fOHihMt ef thfe
Htt 'IT brfctea in wttch noeried ad tbn
j'-jHiefe are much grati&id e- ou(w
GRAND RIVERS, KY., Vr XKED.
IUDrAM, Ky., March Stf A l&xt&e
n clone auwck ta lit tie town of Grand,
ihtrprii. Iwenty nre mik'tof ikiattor.
hmI nearly rtKtff- th.pfec awwy. Tm
ccioaeoHietfickly nJ wjw tpme hi a
few motmiKA iMtt in tiuit time a Mf
lKMieM were krreied aad an majry wrwektsd.
Mr. MaMk-lW-fc wx hurkd a imnArmi
yatiiawl killd M John Etkordwu
xxtj, wan crnhed U daath bf a funms
kkmt Nbxeen otbrnt were iatrcd, Mt
otuj Jrtt K&ooH Mrrkmaiy. Hon- ma
Kwept m ktndUn from ewer attire fanv
JIW while no uee wm hurt. All Uttacrspk
Hue wer dtrowl awl only na xhm nmut
itmn Ht from thi pia cuM th fs
b lmml At Farwiwjtwi. VmmAJ-Mr
miiM Mith. tfcere waw tcnaat daaMc to
building frrtat the hum niartn Imt in )m
of hU. At Mttfolto. 1JL. therm waa lo
ssrmx daxaaqe- Rwmm are Um4 tut;
auoM wt dmtrvywl a4 wral !
Jt. A mbuUI tc Um sacks Umwm
tbw aad bne, U Uw aid to hre Leo
TVO KILLED AT EMINENCE.
EKnntsKii. Ky . M rvfc a?. Tfc cyaioso
which Mrodt h frfactf Tknad ti(ht,
kUM two psooo wd fatafly larfttrwl
U)iw Ijnon Maddox mm! the ttttfe -ter
rt Thama Ki-ftt? e th Wmd.
awi .fee impunti arc "tUmm Klaae? 4
Mrs. Jnm Kbot May kn hI
haran with oih-r mtldktB wre aUo
httekj dflcta-wacrf xttd tfcr tmmtrj tc
mihnrtymA m tnrwn wjtfc ttwIW--. tu
FadacaJt the nc ,& iuiaw m
fteawfcoC acrnxfttumm bvs laiafiiipii
MwKstwesv Wt Mf Man; in mm mm&
tote uAnf, It b Thsht t Mmcj a
GALE AT PETESaUKG.
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