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"WICHITA, KANSAS, TUESDAY MOENIXG. APEIL 1, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 182a
(FIELD, GRAY AND GREELEY
irpassed in AgriculUiJ
Past'oral Lands. r
3w Gountrj in Kesonfces trat Abound
ing in Industrial Enterprises.
!(Seap Lands, Little Indebtedness, Light
Taxes, Convenient Markets, Com
mercial, Educational and Social
Advantages Equal to the
Tf Tc cifitntwl lwi-.voon f.lin TYinin linr. nf
hc Santa, re .and Great IJend extension
)d .about one mindred miles east of tjie
st line of Kansas and a little over three
nndred miles west of Kansas Citv. The
il is unsurpassed in fertility, and her
lilding stone is a marvel of beauty and
cheapness, it being found in abundance in
ill parts of the county. The snarklintr
U i-at?r, bubbling from springs from the
c. va uuu .tiimru i.ailtu lltcij v J111.J1
j i'ast, forming the best of drainage and the
5 fijest watered bottoms for stock and Iiav to
'je found in southwest Kansas.
Jlavanna, situated near tiie center of the
county, has a beautiful location, and
twenty-six miles north of Cimarron and
twenty-six miles south of Ilighton i;nd
midway between Ness City and Garden
V "ftv- rid Jl1i.nliufM-nr.ri TWImi Pif-.i-nnil ,ontt.
I V ity, commanding the largest scone of
rountry from which to draw trade of any
(town off the railroad in the western part
of the ..state. Her supply of good pure
wate- is inexhaustible and the thrift and
enterprise of her people are shown in the
two Story stone schooi building and a
hantLome Methodist church building:
seve-al substantial stone business block-..
i number of good hotel buildings and
ether lmsino. and dwellings too numer
ous to mention.
'he liavanna cheese factory has done a
f business this season, and carried olf
first prize at the state fair at Topeka, Kan-
is; also a syrup factory and a flouring
mill will be erected in Ravanna 1n a few
eks, the money for aid factories beimr
deposited at the Uauk of Kavanna for that
(iJ. ay county, twenty-four by thirty-six
miles in size, created in 1SST, lias a dark,
porous soil, equal in ricThness to that of
fl nny county in Kansas. The odd sections
fo- ten milps oireach side of the Atchison,
'' i r.& Santa, Fe railroad are offered
for ".ale at prices-' varvinir from St to 10
f, oracrc. Of the remainder of the county
floout one-lialf of the" lands hove been
proved up. There are still oppoitunities
to file on gn eminent lands or to buy re
linquishments at icaoonable prices. Con-
-,idrral 1.' attention has been paid to the
u.tiat:on oi tiees and many young or
I.anls. of apple, peach, plum and other
iint ereesare in a nourishing condition.
1 Le growth of trees upon properly culti-
at ed timber claims have been rapid and
mghl satisfactory. Good crops of sor-
gnum, wheat, rye, outs millet, alfalfa,
rice corn and broom corn are raised. The
average annual net profit tidon each acre
of alfalfi for the last two years lias been
S-tO The Arkansas river Hows through
the mitral portion of the county and is
bounded by rich bottom lands.
The Eureka irrigating canal, ninetv-six
mills m length, starts at Ingalls. The
ntcr- lure are mild and short, and all
kinJs(f slock ate wintered tin very little
fi dr.t a ery light expense, in point of
hfalth Gra county is unsurpassed by any
otlu. r section of count it. There are now a
lure numKr of iirst-class, well equipped
b hool houses in the county, nearly all of
much have lieen built within the last two
j cars Good schools are maintained from
six to nine months in the year. There is
.new in opciation forty-live miles of rail
rop'l in the county; thirty miles of the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, running
acn .-s the central portion of the county,
rnd fifteen miles of the Dodge City, Monte-
7'ira.i eV Trinidad, running from Dodge
C it o Monte.uma, and there is not a
. , ,, . , ,, . ,,
single dollar indebtedness upon dray
c Kintj or any township in it.
Ingal s, the pennant county seat, which
was -so dc-laral by the supreme court in
October, lsv.i, located on the main line of
tl.? Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fe railroad.
wiiU five miles from Dodge City on the
. , ., ,. . r r, j
east, ."iu i m ssium.- iiiMnui'u liuui vimm-u ;
Oitj en uu wvst, isa new and rapidly de-
eve le ping town, well situated to secure
the ti-i'le c a large scojie of country. The
tow n is j oung and small and oilers splen
did opportunities for business and iuvest
irent of capital: plenty of water is obtained
at .1 th pth of from eight to forty feet.
Substantial enterprises at Ingalls: Work
lus bi n begun uKn a sugar null for the
liianufacture of dry merchantable sugar
l'l mi the sugar cane, to the growth of
v. I ii It the soil of the surrounding country
i pecnliailv adapted. The eot of this
n ill mil be 40,000 and will have a capac
ity 1 1 !00 tons jer day; it will be completed
in" time to consume the present year's
1 he contract has been let for the con-
s net ion of a roller process flouring mill j
to be equipped with the latest improved
7-i ichim r . and to have a capacity of one j
ht.ii'l' vii harrels yi Jiour per clay.
A 2,000 c heose factory is also under con
tract and will bo completed early in tho
spring, l ne owier vowns iu uray county
are Montezuma, Macomb, Lockport. Hes
and C i matron. Montsuuta is situated iu
the southern part of the county in the
midst oi a rich and Ixtoutiful country; is
the terminus of the D. CM. & T. railroad.
Macomb is a station svx miles east of
Montezuma. Ensign is a small station
tw 1 1 e mil's east of Montexuma and Lock
pert is situated on the west Hue of the
ciuntyon the proposed line of the above
in n ioitc d railrcmd. Hess is a hamlet six
miles southeast of Montezuma; Cimarron
is a town on the Santa Fe, six miles east of
Homoseckt rs will find the educational,
ligtors and social status of our citizens
is equal to that of communities of older
. sliti- The people are sober, honest aud j
ir.7Tistr?mi -ni.l evtiMirt m eiirriial in vita-'
t .n to th" intelligent, energetic ainl law- j
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t-cttle among them. ' j
By looking on a map of Kansas you will
find this county adjoining the state of
Colorado, and the center county north and
south of the counties on the extreme west
ern line of the state. It is traversed from
east to west by the Mo. Pac. Ry., and the
Great Bend extension of the A, T. & S. F.
R. R. is built and in operation to its east
The first settlers came to make their
homes in Greeley in the spring of 18SC, so
that the country can truly said to be in its
infancy. It was temporarily organized
July 9, 1SSS, and the county seat located
at Tribune and the county permanently
organized the following November.
In order to give the reader an idea of the
surface of the country it is only necessary
to state that a farmer may start with his
team and plow at the center of the county,
arrive at the east lino without meeting an
obstruction, come back to the same point
and drive to south, north and west lines
and never need to take his plow out of the
The county is twenty-six miles east and
west and thirty miles north and south in
extent. It has less waste land than any
county in Kansas. It contains about 4S0,
000 acres, or 3,000 farms of 100 acres each.
Of these 3,000 farms, not more than 500 are
occupied; the balance are on the market
for sale at from 3.00 to SO.OO per acre and
there is still left in the county a large
quantity of government land which has
never been filed on, and a still greater
amount can be preempted, homesteaded
or filed on as timber claims by paying from
S25 to 100 per quarter section for relin
quishment. Greeley county can truthfully say that
it has more cheap, good land and less in
debtedness than any county in Kansas. All
kinds of grain and vegetables are grown.
The soil is a dark sandy loam, from three
to ten feet deep: and is especially adapted
to wheat raising, In the last four years
wheat has been grown to a limited extent
but lias invariably yielded well. This year
there are about 10,000 acresin winter wheat
and the prospects for a good crop are ex
cellent. Greely county is well adapted to
stock raising. Stock of all kinds can live
through the year on the native buffalo
grass which grows in profusion. It is well
known that the winters in Western Kan
sas are exceptionally mild. Farmers who
have a bunch of cattle are making money,
audit is the. universal opinion, of all of
them that cattle, sheep and horses can be
kept for less money here than any place in
the state. Greeley county finds a ready
market for all kinds of products in tho
mountain towns of Colorado.and although
our location in the extreme western part
of the state might prejudice home-seekers
on account of the distance from eastern
markets, it is true that the prices obtained
in Pueblo and Denver for farm products
are better than can be had in Kansis City,
St. Louis or Chicago.
By the census of 1SS9, the population of
the county was 2,079; the .assessed valua
tion was $870,000, and there were twenty
four school districts organized. "
The five principal towns are, Tribune,
Horace, Astor, Colokan and Whitelaw.
Of thej-e, Tribune, the county seat, having
a population of about 500, is the largest
town in the county. All kinds of business
usually found in a county seat town aro
'ppresented here, but there" is room for
others. The town boasts of a splendid
brick school house built last year at a cost
of $7,000; the best and largest hotel on the
Missouri Pacific railway west of Salina,
and there is now under construction a
S20.000 stone court house which will be
finished before next September.
THE SAMS' CLEARINGS.
Gross Exchanges for the "Week as Shown by
Bostov, Mass., March 30. The following
table compiled from dispatches from the
managers of the leading clearing houses of
the United States shows the gross ex
changes for the week ending March 20,
1S90, with rates percent of increase or de
crease, as compared with the correspond
ing week in 1SS0:
15 4 .
33 7 .
1.8B.M01 12S 11
3.7.S.t.0!S, 3 0
1.5S3.SB 17 9
!, TSSi 57 2
1.275.340 24 7i
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OtiuJ.le New York
A LENIENT SPIRIT.
The Csar Orders tho Eelease of Sixty
Prisoners The Tchebrikov Case.
Ijndo March 31. The czar and czar
ina recently paid a visit to the military
prison. They conversed with the prison
ers and asked them to state the causes
which led to their imprisonment. Tho
czar ordered the release of sixty of tho
prisoners and a reduction of the sentences
It is reported that Madame Tchebrikov.
I the Russian lady w ho recently wrote a let- i
ter to the
i cxar calling attention to the j
situation of the couutry, has been
secret lv conducted to Siberia
port received here states that Madame
Tchebrikov was released b order of the
eaar, and that the czar wrote upon the
margin of the letter the following: "This
is bitterly writen. nevertheless the writer
can bo left alone,"
RISING AT MEMPHIS.
Memphis, Tenn., March 31. After a fall
oi lour-tentus, tne river is asam rising
i (Wtirml !; nielit-nr net in Aficw nrl r
7 o'clock this morning" it had widened to
300 feet. There is no'nossible wav rt close
the gap and as the levee is on a sandy '
"m"'iw miit ' irom mat point tne
brek "?? i""- ? unlimited ex-'
tnft break are being rapidly submerged j
2M ill rita nijizirstr iraiw ?i thn niimivrtf i
ing any or their effects. j
nam nas raiten in torrents since last per cent), lo per cent: gloves, km tor leat ner. $2 and S3 from th rnjlr Th hmldinin iKc m:t when entL
ght and all the small streams are run- wool or part, in any stage of manufacture 1 ticket brokers go even lower and tickets Some aentlemen with pientv of
if. "'iu 11 uun h'cihs iruuHuie inni nu noww mr cenri vniueu hi j ner uozen. t over ail tfw firw mi Knrhiurtn arhunt km irm-in ttw tvurn
low lands already inundated will ever- ?1.50 and 20 per cent: between 0 and in could be bought from them today for S4.33 a view of building a
v wituiu laenexi wees. vaiue j; per uozen ana a per ceni: aoove mmi m some cn hm.u Thor mt tiim ai
A tireiiK in the tevee of about nftv fwt thst .jfl iwr ifnt. 1'ianas mew ciawi ii ner '
A BILL TO PENSION THEM PASSED
BY THE SENATE.
An Amendment Bemoying the Lim
itation of Arrears of Pen
The Vote on Passage cf the Bill in Detail
"The Tariff Bill in Com
mittee. The Duty bn briber Out 50 per Cent, a
Bounty Providea for Silk Culture,
Sugar Eemains Unchanged Ten
Days Allotted for Consider
ation by the Committee
Washington, March 31. In the senate
this morning the house amendments to the
nouse mil tor a puDlic tmiiding at Atchi
son, Kair., were disagreed to and a confer
Mr. Reagan then addressed the senate on
the bill for the issuance of treasury notes
on the deposit of silver bullion.
After his speech was finished the de
pendent pension bill was taken up, the
lirst question being on Mr. Plumb's amend
ments as to arrears of pensions, making
pensions on account of wounds or injuries
or disease commence from the death or
discharge of the soldiers.
Mr. Berry inquired of Mr. Plumb
whether any estimate had been made of
the cost of removing the limitation of ar
rears of pensions.
Mr. Plumb replied that the commisioner
of pensions had stated some weeks since
that the cost would bo about $478,000,000,
and that the chairman of the house com
mittee on pensions had estimated it at
$500,000,000. it would be somewhere
about tliese figures.
Senators Hawley and Frye opposed the
amendment and after further discussion,
Mr. Plumb's amendment was rejected
yeas 9, nays 40. Tho yeas were: Allison,
Ingalls, Manderson, Mitchell, Plumb,
Quay, Sherman, Turpie, Voorhees 9.
Mr. Call offered an amendment to in
clude those whose served in Indian wars
prior to 1S70. Rejected yeas 20, nays 2S.
Mr. Vest offered an amendment provid
ing that the money necessary to meet the
appropriations under this bill shall be
raised by an income tax of 5 per cent on
incomes between 62,000 aud $5,000, 7.K per
cent between 5,000 and 10,000 and 10 per
cent over 810,000. Laid on the table yeas
29. nays 17, (a strict party vote.)
Mr. Plumb offered an amendment to pay
a pension of 68 a month to all who served
ninety days in the late war who are 02
years of age, or as they attain that
age. Mr: Plumb's amendment was re
jected yeas 19, nays 39. The ye.'is were
Allison, Cullom, Dawes, Evarts, Frye,
Hoar, Ingalls, Jones of Nevada, Mander
son, Mitchell, Moody, Pettigrew. Plumb,
Quay, Sherman, Squire, 'Turpie, Voorhees,
"Wilson of Iowa.
The bill was then passed yeas 42, nays
12 as follows:
Yeas' AHen, Allison, TJlair." Call", Chand
ler, Davis, Dawes, Edmunds. Faulkner,
Frye, George. Gibson, Hawley, Hearst,
Iliggins, Hoar, Ingalls, "Jones of
Nevada, McPherson, Manderson, Mitch
ell, Moody, Morrill, Paddock, Payne,
Pettigrew, Pierce, Piatt, Plumb, Sawyer,
Sherman, Spooner, Squire, Stewart, Stock
bridge, Teller. Turpie, voorhees, Waltham,
"Washburn, "Wilson of Iowa 12.
Nays Bate, Berry, Blackburn, Cockrell,
Colquitt, Daniel, Harris, Jones of Arkan
sas, Pugh.Reagau, Ve&t.'Wilson of Mary
The Montana election case was taken
tip, so as to make it "unfinished business,"
and after a session for executive business
tins senate adjourned.
THE TARIPr BILL.
Mr. McKinley Presents the Measure to the
"Washington, March 31. At a special
meeting of the ways and means committee
today Chairman McKinley presented the
Republican tariff bill. The minority will
bo allowed ten days in which to offer
amendments and prepare their views upon
the bill and such amendments as may be
made before the bill is reported to the
house. The bill, according to Chairman
McKinlev, will effect a reduction of $45.
000.000 in the revenues.
The only changes of special interest
made in the tariff bill since those already
noted within the past week is in hides,
which have finally been placed
upon the dutiable list of the rate of 15 per
cent advalorum with a proviso allowing a
rebate on exported or goods made from
imported hides equal to the rate of duty
The other changes made in the schedule
are the same as published in these dis
patches two weeks ago, except in a few
minor cases. In the wooden schedules
timber is cut 50 per cent; sawed white
board (2 per thousand) is placed at 1.50
and a safeguard tigainst export duties on
logs is provided to equal the excess of that
duty. Sugars stand as already
noted at 35 per cent below numler lb
and 45 per cent above that number,
which amounts to 50 per cent reduction on
some grades and more on others. Molas
ses above 5G degrees (now Scents a gallon)
is placed at 25 per cent with a safeguard
againt an export duty. Cigars, cigarettes
aud cheroots (now 2.50 and 2G per cent)
are placed at 62.40 and 25 per cent). The
clause fixing the duty of leaf wrapper run
stemmed io cents, stemmed 61 a pound) at
the established rate of 2 and 2.75 respect
ively and has a proviso that if any portions
of abale is suitable for wTappers the en
tire bale shall pay wrapper duty.
The liquor schedule remains substantially
as at present, with the addition of effores
cent mineral wator, natural and imita
tion, which are made dutiable at 25 cents
aud 50 cents a dozen bottles according to
size. Cotton manufactures are practically
as lixeel in the senate bill of last congress.
In the hemp, flax and jute schedules,
cables, corsage and twine of manilla, in
cluding binding twine, 2 cents per pound
is made 1 cents ner nound. On wool the
duties are as already stated.
Under the silk schedule a bounty clause
to operate for ten years provides for the
pavment of $1 tier pound on sjlk produced
and reeled m the United States, and 7
cent per pound on cocoons. L nder the
head of books. papeiHiiid pulp wood, pulp
(now 10 per cent is fixed at $2.3) per ton
bleached aud chemical pulp. Leatherbelt-
dressed (now i0 per cent),25 percent; skins l
for Morocco, tanned but unfinished fnowlo I
Followinor the dutiable schedule and fie i
listen the bill are adminKtrauve sections. !
mainly reiterative of existing law. The
internal revenue provisions niaKe up tne ,
remainder of the measure. They abolish
ull wiwuifil f:a.-c nrvrtn rfwlfiw m uMtf
bacco. dealers in tobacco, manufacturers
rrsns are required register theirnamesj
and addressess as ac present. All restrio
tions upon tobacco growers in regard to
the sale of their tobacco are abolished. The
tax on smoking and manufactured tobacco
and snuff is reduced from 8 to 4 cents per
pound. Provision is made for a rebate to
manufacturers and dealers in orignal fac-
tory packages of smoking and manufac
tured tobacco and snuff, cigars, cheroots
and cigarettes held at the time the law
goes into effect of the full amount of re
duction made in the bill.
Section 35 in the bill repeals all laws
allowing the distillation of fermented
liquors except in an authorized distillery
and the laws allowing the use of alcohol
vapor in the manufacture of vinegar.
Section 40 confers upon .producers of
sweet wine who are also distillers, the
right to use wine spirits to fortify their
wines except in May, June and July of
each year. The entire bill makes a closely
printed document of 35G printed pages.
According to arrangment the full commit
tee will center upon its detailed considera
tion immediately and amendments may be
offered during the next ten days.
WESTERN MATTERS AT THE CAPITAL-
"Washington, March. 31. The president
todav annointed Frank Buchanan, deputy
marshal, eastern district of Missouri.
Five fourth class postmasters were ap
pointed in the Snntlower state: Axtell,
Marshall County, T. M. Nye, vice Amanda
F. Smith, removed; Neely, Leavenworth
County, A. "W. Contway. vice E. H. Cox,
resigned; St. Joseph, Cloud County, J.
Lecayer, vice J. Beland, resigned, Tell,
Dickinson County, P. H. G. Feller, vice
A. G. Feller, resigned: AVonderly, Saline
County, M. M. Manning, vice T. Hall, re
signed. Pensions were granted as follows to
Kansans Original: G. Malone, Ilion; "Wil
liam H. Amos, Chetopa; Godfrey Kinsey,
Hiawatha; J. M. Stafford, Muncie; A. A.
Austin, Chetopa; S. T. Davis, Fort Scott;
F. G. Lister, Leoti; "W. C. SanfonL Stock
ton; E. Master-son, Achilles; O. Lmeback,
Americus; J. "W. Reed, Emmons; A. L.
.Tilson, Emporia; D. Tallman, Oallista; J.
"W. Nash, "Waterville; O. R. Jones, Barrett;
S. Baker, Abbyville. Increase: G. F.
Hale: J. Leatherman, Selden. Widows:
Susan J. Monroe, Lawrence; M. J. Farmer,
Garland; A. E. Niles, Kingnian.
THE DAY IN THE HOUSE.
"Washington, March 81. Mr. Hender
son, of Iowa, presented the conference re
port upon the urgent deficiency bill. The
report wtis agreed to. The only amend
ment remaining in dispute is one appro
priating 20,000 to enable the secretary of
agriculture to locate artesian wells. A
further conference was ordered.
In the morning hour a bill was passed
rrvnTifinrr ftio TMO-lhf-. nf T-flV !llrmffll t.ho Tn-
Sian territory to the Pittsburg, Columbus
& Fort Smith Railroad company.
A bill was passed depriving United States
judges of the authority to give an opinion
on ji question of fact.
The house went into committee of the
whole on the army bill. After unimpor
tant action the committee reported the bill
to the house and it was passed.
PAY FOR SILCOTT'S STEALINGS. '
Washington, March 31. The court of
claims today gave a judgment in favor of
Representative Grain, of Texas, in his suit
to compel the government to reimburse
him for money lost through the defalca
tion of Clerk Silcott.
MORRILL REPORTS HIS BILLS.
Washington, March 31. Representa
tive Morrill, of Kansas, from the commit
tee on invalid pensions, today reported his
bill providing for a service pension and a
disability pension. s
VICE ADMIRAL ROWAN DEAD.
Washington, March 31. Vice Admiral
Stephen Rowan, United States navy, re
tired, died of Bright's disease, at an early
houa this morning at the Ebbit house, in
ABOVE HIGH WATER
The Mississippi Ploods Lands Never Sub
Greenville, Miss., March 31. The pro
tection levee north of tho city gave away
at noon despite the most heroic efforts on
part of the people and the waters poured
in upon a city which, since its existence,
has been above the level of the Missis
sippi at its greatest height. The flood is a
tremendous one and the volume of water
that is pouring in from three breaks above
is spreading out in all directions inundat
ing plantation after plantation which
in the flood of 1S2 were above
water. It is estimated by en
gineers that a large portion of the city
will not be flooded aud the greatest height
the water will reach in the lower portion
will be three feet. The water from the
Austin break will have an outlet into the
Yazoo river which will inundate large
sections of country in Sun flower and Yazoo
counties. The water at this hour has
reached Washington avenue, one of the
principal business streets of the city, and
the people are navigating in skiffs.
A CONVENT ALL DESTROYED.
Milwaukee, Wis.. March 31. Fire broke
out this evening about 9 o'clock in St.
Joseph's Catholic convent on Greenfield
avenue aud the entire building and con
tents were burned, the seventy-five occu
pants of the building barely escaping with
their lives and having no time to save any
of their belongings. The fire started from
the furnace and was carried quickly
through the building by ventilator shafts.
Sister Blanker, who was on the
sixth floor, finding escape cut off
jumped from a window, breaking her leg ,
and all her ribs. She can not live. Two
young candidates, Roe Minet and Mary
Werner, jumped from the third story
windows and were seriously injured. Two
firemen were also injured by the falling
walls, but not seriously. All the other in
mates succeeded in getting out safely
under the guidance of the sisters, who pre
ventod many young girls from flinging
themselves from the windows in their
fright. The building and all is furniture
were burned, entailing of 70,000 on which
there is an insurance of only $25,000.
BISMARCK DID NOT SEEK IT.
BEP.L1X, March, 31. The Tossiche
Zeitungsays that in replying to an ad
dress from the citizens of Dresden expend
ing regret that he had resigned at so criti
cal a moment. Prince Bismarck declared
that his retirement was not of his own
seeking. The reply has caused excitement . there is no danger of our getting dry or
in Dresden. The VosSiche Zeitung says j thirsty this sumtnr r.
that public opinion demands a true ex- ' The'Guthne Electric Light company's
Slanation of the circumstances of Prince i plant wa sold this evening to W. "A.
lismarck's resignation. ' Thomas-, the banker. The service will be
Prince Bismarck received 3.000 citixen5 J increased and improved and a larger dj
of Hamburg at Friedrichesruhe this after- j xuuno put in. The lights on the treet
noon. The prince was attired in a mili-, will be raised ten feet higher than at prta
tary uniform. Tonight there was a torch- I ent. The price paid is unknown, bat it is
light procession in honor of the ex-chan
lior, 1.100 torches being m line. The
parades were reviewed by Bismarck. Ex
traordinary preparation- are beincr made
for the celebration of Prince Bismsrck's
EAST BOUND RATES GO DOWN
roads tcxiay publicly announced a rate of j
S to St. Louis and Chicaeo. a reduction of
TO ESTABLISH CO-OPERATION.
Beuii rrh m vmHafii !
been entered into between Mr. Thomas '
Burt, member f the Bntfc-h hone of com-1
moo - and -Morphet. secretary of the North
Cumberland miners mutual association.
unions with the view to establiaaiag co-
Tim.u.iz - i , ft
THE CONGRESSMAN DEFENDS HIM
SELF FEOM CRITICISM.
A Letter in Reply to President
Clover of the Farmers'
The Efforts of the Kansas Delegation and
the Results Therof "Pointed to
Several Arguments in Refutation of the
Charges Made The Circumstances
Surrounding the Killing of Moul-
ton at Guthrie New3 Items
from that City General
Newton, Kan., March 31. The Republi
can this evening publishes a letter from
Congressman Peters in reply to a letter
written to him by B. H. Clover, president
of the Farmers' alliance, and recently pub
lished. In his letter Mr. Clover criticised the
Kansas delegation in congress, giving par
ticular attention to Mr. Peters. Mr. Pet
ers' letter admits the letter, about which
the delegation was interviewed, was from
the official head of the alliance, as gener
ally supposed, but that it was made up of
expressions drawn from letters and arti
cles published in journals. The letter con
tinues: "The letter of Mr. Clover, if it be
genuine, has so many of the characteristic
marks of the demagogue, J;hat I depart
from my usual custom and notice it with
a brief reply. I do not know the writer.
Mr. Clover says: 'By tho way, I believe ho
was tno gentleman elected to serve
the whole people of Kansas, and who,
when so elected, was besieged by tho
boodlers and party pap suckers to such an
extent, that according to his own confes
sion, as I understand it, he has not a mot
ive to the interests which he was to serve.
Possibly others of our own members are
similarly situated, which accounts for the
fact that we must look to Senators Stan
ford, Cullom and Yanco and to Represent
ative Pickler and others, for measures
looking to our relief. I wish to say first,"
continues the letter, "that in so
far as he seeks by cowardly
insinuations to charge the Kansas
delegation with having neglected it, he is
either guilty of willful ignorance, or
malicious falsehoods; if his reputation for
liuormauon nas oeen justly earned tnen
he can not be ignorant. Of the delegation
two are farmers and at least five have been
raised on farms and all of them by associa
tion as well as by the strongest ties have
every interest in common with tho agri
cultural interest of our state In
the Fiftieth congress over one-eleventh
of all the bills that passed
and became laws were introduced and
urged by the Kansas delegation. What
ever legislation was desirable for our state
aud was not secured was beyond the legis
lative possibility. As I intend to retire
from public life and will not under any
i ivenmstances accept renomination if ten
dered,! can not be interested in this record
in a personal political way. As a citizen
of the state I say that I am proud of
the delegation, and would assert that no
state has a purer or cleaner or better
In conclusion Mr. Peters states that he
has devoted much of his time to the inter
ests of homesteaders and army veterans,
and is proud that he ran call his friends
those very men whom Mr. Clover denounces
"boodlers" and "pap suckers." He de
asnounces Mr" Clover as a trickster who is
scheming for the nomination and in whom
good, intent men should not put their
THE M0PLT0IT SH00TDTG.
How the Trouble Between Him and Cum
Special Dispatch to tho Dally Kajle.
Guthrie, Ok., March 31. James Moul
ton, who was shot by F. M. Cummins
some days ago, is doing as well as could be
expecten. All danger of amputation on
account of the fracture of the bone of the
leg is Ktid to be passed. His wife has ar
rived from Kansas City and is administer
ing to his wants. The accounts of the
shooting as givemout by tho press, both
here aud abroad, were about as far from
the truth as it would be able to state it.
The truth of the matter seems to be that
Mr. Cummins, who is a man of good stand
ing here, both socially and financially, had
entered a contest on a lot on Second street
claimed by Jake Wheeler, a non-resident
who was a sooner. Wheeler came
here recently and attempted to
have Mr. Cummins ejected from
the lot, but the "statu quo" order being
in force, the United States marshals re
fused to allow the possession of the premi
ses interferred with. On the day of the
shooting Moulton went to the premises in
company with Mulrain, a man who wab
looking for a houe to rent, to show him
the houe, at the instance of Voluey Hog
gat. Wheeler's attorney. The door was
locked and Moulton kicked it in. Cum
mins, who was in the next room, came in
the back wav to see the cause of the noie,
and found Moulton and Mulrain in the
building. High words ensued, which led
to blows. It seems that Moulton, who
weighs over 200 pounds, was getting away
with Cummins, who weighs lis, and Cum
mins shot him.
The water works company from San An
tonio have bought valuable property hre
and have the building for their works
nearly completed. The Beste Brewing
company also expect to put in an ice man
ufactory and cold storage rooms, and the
Oklahoma City Ice Manufacturing com
pany have erected a colli storage room here
and established an agency. So yon can se
said to have been a liberal one.
The Guthne Street Railway cooipsay
has its material en route, and will com
mence active work laying down their track
in a short time. The first Une built will
run from the depot to Capital Hill, on Ok
lahoma and Division streets.
G.F. Herriott. of Indiana, has booehi
Tftluabie property here and is erecting
some vaioaote ouiniins-. tits .arw awry
hrtrV -with nvarfote front or corner
Harrison and Dtvcskm strceti, fc. under
coarse of erection and will be the finest
unfit ant half tJu? nnmhw td iniulnMintK
-m.tbmiD.ltl, of th arorarts
niishMmirtiiit Rn'iirii W tint
support pood opera. h-as. sad the? eaat
why Guthne sfcoaJd not.
banks, all pavhur, uaife don't inetnle faro
K MUI VJUMUVC: IM"1 ! W PU
i bask. one hundred dry goods fvtore. SCO
gjutrij stores, jj nuareuaaauaR, tmctao
inp hardwate, dru. meat nwktSM. and
sted stone), seventy- f toons or
joints, Its mayors, tweoty-Sw coeaeft-
men, 500 lawyers, 300 doctors, 700 real es
tate agents, two candidates for governor,
seven candidates for United States mar
shall and a like number for all other
offices, four 'newspapers, forty churches,
seven hotels, and numerous institutions
not necessary to mention, and why can't
we have an opera house?
The Capital comes out and says in a long
editorial that all unimproved lots are
jumpable, and the Democrat comes out
and states that Senator Hacknev, other
wise known as Bill Hackney, one time
mayor of Winfield, Kan., went" out today
and jumped ten in East Guthrie in one
block. I simply mention this item to show
what a coincidence for tho Capital and
Democrat to both change base on the samo
day. Another question is whether Hack
ney got his idea from tho Capital or the
Capital from Hacknoy. In justice to Hack
ney, however, it may bo statd that tho
lots ho took up are claimed by a sooner
who is now absent and in all "probability
may never return.
THE SUGAB GBOWEBS.
An Important Ifeeting to be Held at
Hutchinson, April 2.
Special Dispatch to tho Daily Kagle.
NessCitt, Kan., March 31. The next
meeting of the Kansas Sugar Growors' as
sociation will meet at Hutchinson,
Wednesday, April 2. at 10 o'clock. The
Eagle is requested to have a representa
tive present. The following will lie tho
program as sent out by N. C Merrill, of
this city, who is chairman of the commit
tee on organization:
Report of committee on order of busi
ness. Report of committee on resolutions, j
a nnintmf nf nmitt ,. r.r.r.cri,,
and by laws. "Outlook of tho Kansas
sugar industry for 1S80," Prof. E. B. Cow-
gill, Sterling, Ivan.
"The best methods to establish and main
tain permnnent seed growing stations in
Kansas," W. AV. Cook, Medicine Lodge,
"The best plan to be adopted by
tho Kansas sugar manufacturers to co-operate
in the purchase of material and in
selling manufactured product." Colonel
C. II. Eldrid, Medicine Lodge, Kan.
"The manner in which to purchaso and
the price to be paid for sorghum cane,"
Prot. J. C. Hart, Fort Scott, Kan.
"How to grow sugar in sorghum canes,"
Prof. A. A. Denton, Sterling, Kan.
"The progress mado in getting sugar
from sorghum canes," ProL M. Swonson,
Fort Scott, Kan.
Questions and answers. Report of com
mittee on bylaws. Permanent organiza
tion aud election of officers. Thus is ex
pected to be the most important meeting
ever held to those interested in the grow
ing and manufacture of sugar in Kansas.
This committee wishes to impress upon
each and every ono the importance of being
present to participate in this meeting.
Many of the daily papers havo been re
quested to have representatives present
and we expect them to very fully report
the proceedings of this meeting.
Topeka, Kan., March 31. RMcGrath.a
Grand Army veteran 50 years of age, was
found at 7:150 this evening hangpjg sus
pended by a scarf from a gas jet "in an un
occupied room adjoining Lincoln post hall,
dead. He had evidently been hanging for
several hours, as tho lwdy was cold. For
some time he was janitor of Lincoln hall,
but lately had been in the employ of tho
Santa Fe road at tho yards. 'McGrath
serqed through tho war, "having enlisted
in lfcGl iu tho Nineteenth Wisconsin in
fantry. He had just been granted a pen
sion by the government. The suicide was
a brother of J. F. McGrath, a real estate
man of tln city. He was unmarried.
THE NEW LAWRENCE PAPER.
Lawrence, Kan., March 31.-Colonel O.E.
Learnard's new evening paper the Journal
Tribune, formed by the consolidation of
the morning and tho evening Tribune, ap
peared this afternoon. It is an eight col
umn, four page paper, issuing the after
noon Associated Press dispatches. In pol
itics it is Republican with a touch of inde
pendency. THIRTY THOUSAND REFUSED FOR
Kiowa, Kan., March 31. W. E. Camp
bell refused an offer of $30,000 from the
Australian syndicate by wire yesterday for
his trotting stallion Campbell's Election
eer, whd has a faster 3 year old record
than any living son of tho great sire of
colt trotters, Electioneer.
DECLINES TO BE A CANDIDATE.
ILvrs City, Kan., March 81. State
Senator Wilson declines to bo a candidate,
for tho nomination for congress in thin
district in opposition to E. J. Turner, the
A BLAZE AT ABILENE.
ABILEXE, Kan., March 81. J. A. Glels
ner's repair shop with contents burned to
the ground at noon today. It caught from
a defective Hue. Loacs, $3,500, no insur
ance. BRITISH GRAIN TRADE.
LOXDOX, March 31. The Mark Lane Ex
press, in its weekly review of the Britinh
grain trade says: English wheat i- quiet
and unchanged. Flour is weak, though an
improvement is expected. Foreign wheta
are dull. Bet Busdan and American com
mand the old price. American corn un
der enormous imports lum fallen 3d, oat
are weak. Today the market was dull.
English wheat wat V1 chefer and foreign
slightly lower. Flour was neglected.
Malting and grinding barley were arm but
slow of sale.
DIED ON HER HOME JOURNEY.
Chicago, 111 . March 31. After Tear of
suffering, Sister M. Patricia, of Pacific,
Mo., died this morning in a railway depot
in this city of comnmptkm. She whs on
her way to her old home at the
Silver Lake convent at Mainotwx, Wis,
She was accompanied tj another sister.
but the fatigoeof the Journey wg too jrrrat
and she passed away won after reaching
tbift city. Her remain were tstfcea to
Mainotwa for buriaL
MURDERED BY A THUG.
Xewakk. X J March SI. A double
murder was committed Ibis afternoon In
Herman's hat Ltctory. The plank, room
was entered at about 2 o'cloofc bv "Fid
dler" Smith, a notorious tbog. Koshinx
up to George Hatinjp. be dnnaodei.
"what have you been aarintc about me
Hasting retreated and Smith followed
him to a corner carrying a drawn shoe
knife. Smith plunged the knife TicMosir
into Hastiiur'0 abdomen, making an uct V
wound from which the bow-l protrudeo.
Frederick Bulkr then rushed to Hatiax't
amwtaace and attempted U setae South,
but the latter plunged the warm knife in
Butler's left ode nawr the heart and the
sharp pointed blade btttfee against the un
fortanata man's ribs. Tb murderer was
TERRIBLE CRIME CHAftOEO.
Pee&mlill. X. Y.. )Urcfc . 1 nhaey
Palmer today furniahsd bail to appear for
examination Wednesday next to asww
to a charge of raanhuurh'r in hawing
caused the death of 7 year -old Lain Uarri
arr The prfcoBcr denW the charge which
was that when the little jdri emne to her
father's bam to get some milk he msaolt
ed her and that she died on Tuesday last
from the effect of her inJorJes. The child
did not tell her parents of the msmmh until
a few boor before her death. The coroner
is making an faavincVioiiion.
A PtEPOfcTER SKKT UP.
Xrw Y. Man -"U.-Jodn Bnnett
this morniAjr stntenced IMhrsetk Castes to
thirty day' imprisonment and te say a
or m w uiuumu manrmnt f emsn.
Chen is the i winner wiw serrated, hteattf
NO LEASES ME
CATTLEMEN OXLT INTERLOPERS
IX TIIE TERRITORY.
Tho Attorney General Holds that;
Indians Have No Right to
Cattle Must ba Removed from Ererj Por
tion of the Territory by
An Earlier Data May bo Set if Necessary
A Notice Issued by the Commis
sionar of Indian Affairs-Indian
Agoai3 Instructed to En
force tho Order,
WASnrxGTOK, March SL The commis
sioner of Indian affairs in accordance with
instructions from the secretary of the In
terior, has issued a notice to all whom is
may concent, whother white men or In-
cliaiis, that all cattle and other live stook
I !d n ";' Indian land in the Indian tor-
iiiwj uuuet jij jiiuiruum muuan uc r
rangeuient with the Indians lor the bso
and occuiation of any part of any Indian
lands for grazing purpows must ho re
moved therefrom not later than October 1,
1SSX), and so much earlier as any bpeeku
circumstances affecting said lands or con
cerning any of said cattle may uiaktt such
This removal is" based upon a dechdon of
the attorney general, who holds that in.
the absence oi any law thereon derived
from treaty or statutory provision, Indian
tribes can not lease their reservations.
The effect of this notice in conjunction
with tho president's proclamation of Pofe
ruary 17, 1800, will be tho removal of all
the cattle from every part of the Indian,
Territory by October 1, whether on aspir
ed leases or not. The Indian sganfei Utro
are instructed to see that thta notice fa
served aud euforced.
WfiAPPED IN GLOOM.
Inolemont "Weatlrer Adds to the Suffering
Louistillk, Ky., March 31. With four vs
inches of wider soaked 'snow which htw
slowly melted during tho day the idtuu
tion iu the tornado stricken district bax
been gloomy indeed. Night is settling
down dismal and drear upon tho wrecked
homes, and in spite of all efforts there ant
many broken 111 spirit though physical
wants aro supplied. Thu streets are lu
many places ankle deep iu mud and watsr
and ice cold st reams jM'ur from overywherti
The worst result of the wot is net
so much additional injury to proporty
and goods an in suffering to ill-protected
people. Scores of fHUiilies ars sheltorsd
only by hastily put up boards or canvas,
and they aro wet ami cold. Tlianks to a
generous aud intelligently conducted re
lief there it plenty of food and luinaor Ih
not now among the miseries. Much has
been done during the day for relief unci
much mora is botnr dctta tonicht. lh
relief committee's agents aro actively up-gj
plying hticti protection irum 1114 weatna?
ais itossible. The most needy unt flrfc
In the residence portion of tho desolated
districts the snow has greatly retarded
repairs. Tonight very few of tho Ihhuww
even where least damaged aro hauitahlo.
Much househould gocxis huve been exjKWrtxl
to the weather and proportionately to tb
j total value involved much greater loss low
oeen caused by the snow to houQkeeprH
of moderate means than to busiiisss houses
on Main and Market streets, or oven tho
tolscco warehousemen. The latter havo
all succeded in getting most of their prop
erty under shelter of Home sort Thn
household effects would nt rejioy tJbu
extraordinary measure taken to savo
stocks of goods and thousand oC
dollars worth iu the aggregate- scattered,
through boma thirty block of the cty will
lie in tho wet lor a day or two.
in an interview with an Asaoeiatecl
Press representative today. Mayor Jacob
said. e nave now about recovered aui
the lnxlies resulting from the disaster sad
1 am almost certain the total number
VI11( .utriflit biu! thnu trim will"
die from wound sustained thereby will
not reach 150. While Uxt destruc
tion of property was very heavy, still
the greatest suneriag will fail upon oar
humbler classes who were living in their
modest homes that had been accumulated
by years of toil. In my jadgnmnt i&A.WO
will go far towards making whole the josex
of tliese poor people, but such as these will
have to be cared for, no matter at whn&
cost. As far as as business is concerned,
with the exception cf the leaf tohaoort
market, it has never been suspended awl
in this branch of trade one-half of tho
warehouses were intact and all are now
ready for bttsinesa. Xot withstanding enJv
two days have elapsed after the cyclone all
wrecks and dehns bad been removed eu
The total amount cf the relief fund ap
proaches flHMJQO. Tbft board of trade to
day received sub-cripUons amounting fa)
17.0DO. while nnmerons chocks have Been
sent in to the mayor and newtaeer
officers. Among others the Coorier
Journal doubled Hs anbscriptione and tho
Louisville Ss. .KaehrilW subscribed IJO,
UX. At the meeting of the hoard of trade re
lief committee this afternoon the following
Resolved. In answer to numerous, tntmi-
rie the board of trade relief conunittea
announces that further liboral eontrtbu
tious from Louisville eJtfaMP and tut
poratkns are greatly needed and
are moat earnestly requested. If
the contributions of our own
people are not suMcient to relieve the dis
tress of sufferers by the storm the com
mittee will appeal tor wamiafanos from out
side of the cut and state. Until the all
voluntary contributions of money wlB ba
accepted and used if neod be
Oilers of aid went received from ail
directions by the mayor and replied to
with expressions of xratitnde.
xis-rrr-rwaa the vncsnt xvuxv.
The total aimbv killed by the teroadd
U. This mclodes John Sebell. a anion!
keeper, who died today of his injuria
rWheU was oanght in the wreck at FaCeT
City haU. Hk lea; was broken and he J9
crivd internal injtuV. It is feared th&
R. R Barton, of CattJettobor? is dead fa
the ruin. Hk frV-nda are inquiring; and ha
cannot he found So far about U badly id
Jtrtred have been discovered. The mtjutity
of those wne are hart sr at the varien
hoemtals and several of the ars not ex
pected to live. A special from Heodeooc.
says the number killed ia Webster ttmaxy
ts forty and of the wo9ndd txfatr neariy
ail the MKtien known as Blackford. A rv
lief of corps haw gone to thm from Hen
derson. A cant was fcmnd near Henderson,
which contained neprsafeowteg that it had
be blown from Psdaeeh, a hundred
miles. It tot believed tfa water works will
he in omanMuen in tone to neevent any in
cnareanience. There ware nsany fnnsnU
CXarrttJkjro, O . March 91, Mr. Jop-
Hurd. at the whohueJr reery firm t
Hntoow. Hnd a Cmmmm. eommr'M
MfiB nml4 BeAmr ammtt.