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YOL. XII, NO. 137.
WICHITA, KANSAS, ZRIDAY MORNIXG APRIL 25, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 1847.
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APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE COM
Mr. McKinloy Makes a Strong
Plea for the Merit
The Republican Party Pledged to the Main
tenance of the Law No Back
Mr, Perking Denounces the Law as the
"Weakness of the Present Administra
tion The Postmasters Appointed
and Patents and Pensions
Granted to Xansans
Washington, April 24. The house went
into comminttee ol" the whole (Mr. Paysou
of Illinois, in the chair) on legislative ap
Mr. Perkins, of Kansas, offered an
niiieridinent exempting ex-soldiers from
the provisions of the civil service law. lie
had not much sympathy with the present
l.m- and the mcthoas and manner of its
execution. Members ouuht to be frank to
themselves and to their constituents. He
did not believe there vas a dozen men on
the lloor who were in sympathy with
I he law and he knew that the people of the
country generally were not in sympathy
with if. As lonir as President Cleveland
D-ufesscd to stand by the law he had no
Mipport in his own political part'. Never
administration was that it professed to
btand by the law.
The amendment was ruled out.
Mr. Houk, of Tennessee, moved to strike
out the entire clause Applause. He
thought that it was not proper at this
time to make the appropriation. He was
not here to oppose the highest possible per
fection to be attained in the civil service of
the government. He desired that the
government employes, high and low,
bhould be selected by reason of their mer
its. Mr. Btitterworth moved that the debate
close in one hour.
Mr. McMilliu, of Tennessee, moved to
make it two hours and this was agreed to
105 to SI.
jJr. Houk then completed his speech,
declaring that th
bo made until the
its investigation made its report.
Mr. Biggs, of California, denounced the
civil service law, contending that the ad
ministration, should have its friend in of
fice. The law was conceived in sin and
brought forth in iniquity. 'Pendleton was
its father; George William Curtis was its
Mr. "Cutchcon, of Michigan, and others
opposed the motion of Mr. Houk.
Mr. Cheadle, of Indiana, was opposed to
the whole theory of civil service reform.
Mr. Grosvcnor, of Ohio, said that he was
ns much in favor of reform in the civil
f r ice 'is any other gentleman. His oppo
piiiouwas to the construction, operation
in.d organization of the present civil
Vr. Henderson, of Iowa, said that civil
Ferwee reform had come to stay and the
party that deserted it could not stay in
power and ought not.
Mr. McKiuley, of Ohio, earnestly op
posed the motion to strike out the appro
priation. His only regret was that the
appropriation committee did not give to
the chil service commission all the appro
priation it asked for for the enlargement of
the civil service. If the Republican party
of this country was pledgeu to one single
thing more than another it was the main
tenance of the civil service law. Every
national platform of the Republican party
for the past twelve years had declared
for the coutinua'ice and enlarge
ment of the merit system. It was
sustained In the best sentiment of the
whole country, Republicans and Demo-1
crats alike, and there was not a man on the '
flour that did not know there was not a
party in the country. Democratic or Re-
publican, that had the courage to repeal
the law. Now, when the Republican part y
was in control of all the branches of the I
government it was proposed to virtually!
repeal tins law, wnen lor tour yeais
during a Democratic administration no
body on the Ri publican side had the
temerity to rise in hi- place and ask for t he
nullification of the law. The Republican
pa-ty must take no taicknard step. The
merits system was here and here to stay.
Mr. Butierworth endorsed every word
his colleague had said. Nothing smacked of
monarchial forms as did the spoils system,
that men stood here not the represetatives
of the people but representatives of politi
cal bummers who became stronger than
fri inf".llir.nt' ttinn Tlw runt irm In .t !!:
out was lost 01 to 120.
Pending further action the committee
rose and the house adjourned.
IN THE SENATE.
W sniNfiTON, April 2-2. Among the bills
reported from committees and placed on
the calendar was one granting right of
waj to railroad companies from Anthony,
Kan , through the Indian territory.
On motion of Mr. Gray the house bill to
transfer the reenue cutter service from
the treasury department to the navy de
part ment was again taken up for consider
ation. The amendments reported irom
the committee on naval affairs were agreed
Pending consideration of the revenue
i liter bill. Mr. Hair from the committee
on privileges and elections reported as an
original measure a bill to supplement the
flection laws of the United States and
provide for a more efficient enforcement of
puch laws, and it was placed on the calen
dar. The amendments reported f rom the com
mittee on public lauds were agreed to.
Mr Walthall offered as an amendment a
new section confirming sales and entries of
lands on the line of the Gulf oc Ship Isiaud
railroad in Mississippi and providing that
If the eompanj shall relinquish its claims
to such land within sixty days, the for
feiture provided in the bill hail not apply
to it tiutil one year after the passage ot tlfe
Jaw- Agreed to.
After an executive session the senate ad
journed. HOAR'S ELECTION BILL.
Washington, April 24. The federal
election bill reported by Senator Hoar to
day provides that the chief supervisors of
elections now in office, their successors or
bucIi chief supervisors as may hereafter be
appointed, shall be charged in their
respective judicial districts, ooth in person
and through the supervisors of election
who mav be appointed, with the super
vision of congressional elections, with the
t Tu. rcement of the national election laws
an 1 with the prevention of fraud and lr
n .. ulariaes in naturalization. When
iut. in any city having 30.000 iu
L liutants or upwards, or in auy
.- nressional district not in such city
Ivor more voters shall petition the chief
supervisor alleging that there is dancer
t'i t unless the election is guarded it will
not be fHir ami free, the chief supervisor
h mil forthwith forward the petition to the
"L nited States circuit court for the dktriet.
Thereupon it shall be the duty of the
judge to open couot for the purpose of"
e commission was iimicr stinson, Scandin, latch; Kdmondston V.
j MiMuifinvu jv. 'I'l.s-vrtwm i. iincnc 'iti nrniicrun T.-n i ".
committee charged with ,o..
transacting all business pertaining to the
reistration matters as may by any United
States law there be transacted. The court
when so open for the transaction of such
business shall remain open until the sec
ond day succeeding the election and the
judge may exercise his powers either in
open court or in "chambers.
"Washington, April 24. Postmasters
Kansas D. V. Cox, Blaine, Pottawata
mie county; H E. McAIcer, Faulkner,
Cherokee county; J. H. Cole, Floral, Cow
ley county; Grace A. Chubb, Neutral,
Cherokee county; F. Stoerman, Scipio, An
derson county; B. "W. Gibson, Wall Street,
Indian Territory W. N. Bonham,Blaine,
Choctaw nation;"ft. Brond, SanBois, Choc
Mis&ouri O. P. Hedrick, Anult. Dent
county; T. Thornsberry, Hawkeye, Pulaski
county; N. C. Harrison, Jackson, Cape
Girardeau county; O. E. Wallace, Pitts
ville, Johnson county.
Washington, April 24. A bill was re
ported favorably by Senator Cullom today
from the committee on interstate com
merce giving theinterstatecommerce com
mission authority to prosecute, inquiries
into alleged violations of the law by means
of special agents to be appointed by the
commission and who shall have power to
administer oaths and send forpersons and
Chairman Conger, of the coinage com
mittee today introduced in the house the
silver bill agreed upon by the Republican
caucus last night. It was referred to the
committee on coinage which will have a
special meeting tomorrow to act upon the
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
Wasaington. April 24. Pensions were
granted to the following Kansans: Orig
inal invalid William A. Iiader, Hia
watha; David Logan, Winchester: Samuel
L. Allenbaugh, Paw Paw; John Williams,
Cuba; Alexander H. Thurman, Norton;
John H. Smith. North Topeka: A. Regent
Causdell, Lawrence; Daniel K. Collins,
Fall River; George St. Ilussey, Brenham;
George B. Finn, Cedar Point. Increase
Joseph J. Graham, Liberal; Benjamin E.
Morgan, Elk Forks: George E. Nebel, sol-
widow of John D. Myers. Netawaka: Re
becca, widow of John E. Jolly. Mariner;
minor of John D. Myers, Netawaka,
WAsniNGTON, April 24. Kansas patents
granted were: .John Armstrong, Vine
Creek, corn shocker; John Christensen,
Kansas City, life preserver; John Hammell,
Hill City, open moldboard and share for
plows and listers; John C. Henry, Kansas
Cit y, electric railway car: George W. Hass,
Baldwin, newspaper file; Charles A- Ja
plict, Winchester, churn; George H. King,
Kansas City, sash fastener; Alonzo Mc
Lain, Kansas City, folding bed and dresser;
Charles E. Keid, "Kansas City, levator for
letters, etc.: Charles S. Rogers, Kansas
WHAT KANSANS WANT.
Washington, April 24. A petition was
presented to the house, signed by the
county commissioners of Johnson county,
Kansas, praying that appropriations be
made for a deep water harbor on the gulf
Senator Ingalls showered upon the sen
ate a number of petitions, all of which, ex
cept one, desired to have legislation en
acted looking to the free coinage of silver.
The one exception was a request from
Mitchell and bedgwick counties for the
Xassage of a Sunday rest bill.
INTERSTATE LiQUOR TRAFFIC.
Washington, April 24. Mr. Kerr, of
Iowa, today reported to the house the bill
to prohibit the transportation of intoxicat
ing liquors into any state or teiTitory. An
amendment was proposed by the commit
tee striking out the second section relating
to punishments for violations of the law.
PACIFIC RAILROADS' DEBT.
Wasmnmon, April 24. The houso com
mittee on Pacific railroads today completed
the detailed consideration of the pending
bill to secure the refunding of tiie indebt
edness of the Pacific railroads to the gov
ernment. The amendments made this
morning are of small importance.
NEW POSTMASTER AT CARTHAGE.
"WAMTixr.TOW Anril 2t. The senate, to-
nav continued the nomination of Thomas
A."lrw.u, poshn later at Carthage, Mo.
John ,. Helms wib continued as agent
at Sattace Indian agency.
BALLOT REFORM FIGHT ENDED,
.,, v v Anril 24. -The spn.it.
recalled from the assembly the Sexton bal
lot reform bill and again passed it, chang
ing it so as to agree with the amended
Sexton bill which wasagieed upon last
Fridaj' bv the governor, 'Mr. Sexton and
others. It is understood that the governor
will sign the bill and the long fight over
ballot reform will then be at an end.
Portland, Ore., April 21. The Demo
cratic state convention this evening nomi
nated R. A- Miller, of Jacksonville, for
congress. Governor Sylvester Pennoyer
was renominated for goeruor. The plat
form favors eight hours as a day's labor,
the Australian system of balloting and free
coinage of silver.
THE WSIGHTSMA2T MYSTEEY.
Attorney Grayston, of Springfield, Thinks
He Will Unravel It.
KANSAS ClTT, Mo., April 24. When
Lawyer Grayston caused the arrest of De
tective Sherman for the alleged murder of
W. C. Wrightsman. whose life insurance
amounted to c23.000. four years aero, it was
alleged that a skeleton found in the woods
on "the Missouri river bank, where
Wright maa had said he was goiuc,
was that of the missing man.
It was found. however, that two
women had claimed the clothes as those of
their brother, and Grajstonwas nonplus
sed. It now develops that the two women,
Miss Lizzie Foley and Mrs. Dugnu, were
mistaken. They had supposed that the
skeleton was that of John Foley, who had
suddenly disappeared with ;?S00 in his pos
session. Theylmd identified and carried
off the clothes. Later, however, they
learned that their brother ha taken a
sudden notion to go to California aud was
Attorney Grayston savs that he is pre
pared to "prove that Wriirbtsman was
murdered and that the skeleton found
near the Randolph bridge was his. The
lawyer asserts his ability to prove Sher
man's guilt aud is looking for his accom
plice. Gravston takes no stock in the
story that Wrighvsman was seen in Cali
fornia in IssT, and says that report was
circulated for the purpose of throwing
him off the track. Sherman asserts his
innocence, and Charles Grayes still sticks
to his story of having seen Wrightsuinu
A CRANK'S AWFUL DEED.
St. Locis. Mo,. April 24. George Beck
man, a machinist bv trade and a crank on
pateuts. attempted to kill his wife at an
early hour this morning bv striking her a
heavy blow on the head with a hammer,
which rendered her insensible. He then shot
himself in the head with a 3sealibre re
volver aud died almost instantly. The
couple lived iu a tenement house at SIS
North Fourteenth street, and liave lnd
much trouble, growinc out of the hus
band's spending most of his earnings in
making useless inventions.
Jiitv. udiiistahle head rest: William J I.
DESOLATION IN POINT COUPEE
Hundreds of Families Homeless
and at the Mercy of
Human Beings and Dumb Brutes Hud
dled Together in Every Conceiva
ble Place of Refuge,
Twenty Millions of Property Submerged by
the Plood Alarming Earthquake
Shocks on the Pacific Coast
Little Damage Done Fa
talities by lire The
BATOU SARA, La., April 24. Ruin and
desolation meets the eye on every side in
Point Coupee parish. The destitution is
complete. Not a plantation is left above
water, not .a levee unbroken, while hund
reds of families are homeless. Thousands
of stock have been drowned and from
meager reports received from the interior
it is quite probable that human life has
been sacriliced to the Hood.
IN DIEEST DISTBESS,
A Pitiable Condition Among the Elood
Bayotj SARA, La., on board the steamer
Dacotah, April 24. The steamer has at
last reached the real point of distress. Her
arrival was a Godsend to the people whose
lives are in jeopardy, for she has not only
saved an incalculable amount of property,
but a goodly number of lives.
The sad condition of things in the flooded
district is just coming to light. The
entire front of Pointe Coupee is
under water and most of the levees.
The water back of the levees is so
deep now that hundreds of lives are in
jeopardy. The small stretches of leveo
still standing are crowded with men,
women and children side by side with
horses, mules aud cows. At Colonel Clai
borne's place, several miles above Bayou
Sara, the water is waist deep. At the base
of the levee in an old raised gin house, 500
hundred negroes were found huddled to
gether, while hundreds of head of stock
were standing in water up to their breast.
The condition of the unfortunate blacks
Tuesday night, at Allendale, the levees
in front of! John A. Lobdell's place broke
and in ten minutes was sixty feet wide and
ten feet deep. The planters were unable to
do anything owiug to the terrible storm
and rain prevailing at the time and looked
helplessly upon the water as it rushed
through the breaks and inundated their
magnificent plantations. This will ruin
the crops of fifty of the finest plantations
on the river. , ,
The Texas & Pacific boat B. F. Wheel
lock succeeded yesterday in shipping two
hundred people from the back country
POINT PLKASAXT LEVEE BREAKS.
United States Engineer Douglass tele
graphs that Point Pleasant levee, Tensas
parish, gave way this morning. Point
Pleasant is twenty-five miles below Yicks
burg and the levee there is one of the most
important on the Tensas front. The water
from it will no doubt overflow the greater
part of the parish.
Captaiu John A. Grant, superinten
dent of the Texas & Pacific railroad,
speaking of the Morgansea crevasse
savs: "This is one of the worst
caiamitities that could have befallen
the residents of this state and yet it could
have been avoided if the people had only
made an effort. They are to blame for it.
It need be they should have $500,000 to hold
that levee and it could have been done too
and been well invested, as there is $20,000,
01 10 worth of property that will now be
metrievably damaged, which a little dis
play of energy would certainly have
Favorable winds caused the gulf water
toncedeand the Louisville & Nashville
lailroad trains are again moving on time.
The latest reports obtained at the Illinois
Central railioad office is that the water is
rapidlv receding off the tracks and that
the outlook for resuming traffic is most
encouraging. The Louisville, New Orleans
A: Texas railroad, better known as the
Mississippi valley, has been the greatest
sufferer y overflows. Nothing seems to
disturb the Southern Pacific, their trains
are moving regularly regardless of the
olements. So tar the overflows has not
touched them, though the prediction has
been made that they will eventually go
Maringocin, La., April 21. The cre
vasse water has struck our levees and rein
forced bv a six inch rainfall in three days
is now rising rapidly against them. All
our men and implements were brought
back from Morgansea in time and all the
men in the district are ready for work in
the mominc. The unexpected crevasse at
West Baton Rouge adds greatly to the
mass of waters we have to contend with.
Telegrams from the Fordache indicate that
the levees are sorely pressed there. The
water now is onlv three feet from the
Marinou and still rising rapidly here and
nloncr the None Crease Ten line. None of
our population of over 4,000 have left the
SEVERAL MINOR FIRES.
London, April 24. The oil refinery of
W. A Rose was destroyed by fire last
nisht. Loss, $000,000.
Belleville, Ontario. April 24. By the
burning of thejr dwelling last night Jane
Arthus was burned to death and her hus
band received fatal injuries.
Chicago. 111., April 24. At a tire last
night in Perrv & Green's picture frame
factory a crowded sidewalk cave way.
Frank Edward was killed. Two other
bovs had lwnes broken.
Chicago. 111., April 24. An incendiary
set a fire in the oltice of Dr. Kearn, under
Hohis hotel, last nitrht. The guests of the
hotel escaped in their night clothes. The
The Pacifio Coast Visited Damage at May
field. San Francisco. Cal., April 24. One of
the most severe shocks of earthquake ex
perienced here for a long time was felt in
this citv and neighborhood a little after
3:30 this morning. The buildings were
shaken perceptibly and persons aroused
from their sleep, plastering fell from the
Avails in places but no serious damage has
been reported vec
A dispatch from Hayfield savs tbat the
shock was very severe there. The railroad
bridge was rendered impassable, as the
piers, sixty feet high, settled a few inches
and the rails spread ajiart about a foot.
The ground in places euled six to twelve
inchtjs. Railroad travel will be delayed a
Washington, April St. The signal ser
vice corps observer at San Francisco re
ported the earthquake shocks at 3T,
vibrating north to south.
Chicago. DX, April Si. A private dis
patch received here says the wrUwjuate
at San Francisco occurred at 3:27 o'clock
this morning. Houses were swayed four
The earthquake was general in this sec
tion of the state. The shock was very
sharp in this city but no serious damage
was done. The walls of a few houses in
cluding the United States appraisers
building in the federal courts are held
were cracked and there was considerable
alarm felt by persons who were aroused
from sleep. The most serious damage is
reported from Pajaro, where the railroad
bridge was thrown two feet out of line and
the approaches to it damaged. Gas mains
were disjointed at Gilroy and many chim
neys thrown down in the neighborhood of
Watsonville. In some localities as many
as a dozen distinct shock were felt.
A WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH.
Bridgeport. Conn.. Anril 24. A fire
broke out in the factory of the Shelton
Comb company at Shelton about 1 o'clock
this morning, "causing a loas of 50,000.
The factory was a wooden structure and
attached to it were three others. The fire
spread rapidly and made an almost clean
sweep. All tnree were wooden structures.
Mrs. Slicer, who occupied a tenement in
one of the buildings destroyed, was badly
burned and died in half an hour. Several
others were slightly burned. Four fami
lies barely escaped in their night clothes.
FLOODED BY RAINS IN TEXAS.
HOUSTON, Tex., April 24. For three days
continuous rains have fallen all over Texas.
Rivers and bayous are up and out of their
banks. Bridges have been swept away and
travel delayed. All stock in low k.nds and
canebrakes have been drowned, but so far
no loss of life is reported. The waters are
still raising and indications are for more
HEAVIEST OF THE SEASON.
Greenville, Miss., April 2-1. The
heaviest rains of the season fell in the last
forty-eight hours through the valley.
From noon yesterday to 0 o'clock this af
ternoon the rainfall "here was four and a
half inches and it is still raining.
KILLED IN A EIRE.
An Explosion in a Burning Mill Causes
CATAS.UJQUA. Pa., April 24. At 6 o'clock
this morning fire was discovered in the
large new building owned a.nd occupied by
the Unicorn Silk Manufacturing companj-,
of New York city, with offices at 33 and 35
Green street. An alarm was quickly
sounded; the fire companies, which are
composed of volunteers from the different
furnaces, factories and mills, soon had two
streams of water on the building, which
was by this tiine a mass of flames. The
firemen worked like heroes in their efforts
at saving store rooms and engine
houses and here is where a catastrophe,
took place which has cast a gloom
over the entire neighborhood. "While the
firemen and employes were working hard
to control the fire, an explosion of vitriol
and other acids took placo and before the
firemen could escape several of their num
ber were caught by the falling walls and
many were injured by flying debris.
At this hour the following have been
taken from the building:
John Good, aged 27, promiuent young
man, who leaves a wife.
Joseph Lodigiana, Italian, boss dyer.
Two Others, whose bodies are not j-et
recovered and unknown.
Ulysses C. Everett, aged 13, fatally
injured, can nor, live through the day.
Charles Frick, terribly burned, will
Michael Morgan, internally injured,
can not live.
"William Price's head whs cut, injuries
not fatal. William Fenstermacher, leg
broken and burnt, and many others were
injured slightly. The fire is supposed to
have been caused by spontaneous combus
tion in one of the packing rooms and at
this hour is under control. Loss on build
ing SCO, 000, machinery $33,000, stock 25,000,
Murphy pitched a great game today on
the Brotherhood grounds and held the
Bostons down for seven innings. Score:
Boston 0 0100010 57
Brooklyn 00000010 23
Bae hits Brooklyn 7, Boston 5.
Errors Brooklyn5, Boston 1.
Pitchers Murphy and Radbourne,
The Bions took the fourth straight
game from the Clevelands today in a very
uneven contest. Score:
Buffalo 2 7 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 IS
Cleveland 1 0 3 0 2 0 11 715
Base hits Buffalo 17, Cleveland 10.
Errors Btiflalo H, Cleveland 5.
Pitchers Haddock and Heimnings.
AT NEW YORK.
Kain prevented the New York-Philadelphia
Players league game at Brother
hood park this afternoon.
The Players league game was postponed
today on account of rain.
AT ST. LOUIS.
The cold threatening weather kept the
attendance at Sportsman park down to
about 100 people to witness the game be
tween the Browns and Toledos. fccore:
St. Louis 1 020100026
Toledo 0 103100005
Base hits St. Louis 11, Toledo 9.
Errors St. Louis 2, Toledo L
Pitchers Ramsey and Smith.
The Athletic-Syracuse games scheduled
for today was postponed on account of
No game, rain.
The National Ieactie game was anrnptly
closed in the seventh inning by Welch hav
inij aquabble with the umpire, refusing to
pitch, the game being awarded to Boston
by a score of 9 to 0. The score:
Boston 0 0 0 0 10 12
New York 2 0 0 0 0 0 02
Base hit? New York 5, Bostons 5.
Errors New York 2, Boston 1.
Pitchers Welch and Clarkson,
The Philadelphia-Brooklyn was post
poned on account of rain.
The National league game was postponed
today on account of rain.
AT NEW YORK.
The National league club opening at
Washington park this afternoon.
The Cleveland-Chicaco same scheduled
for today was postponed on account of
AT KANSAS CTTY.
Toe game between th Omaha and the
Kansas City's resnltd in a victory for the
home team. Score:
Kansas Citv 0 1102002 6
Omaha '. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Base hits Kansas Citv 9. Omaha S.
Pitchers Pears and tanning.
RACING AT LINDEN PARK.
LrxDES Park. N. J . April 34. Raia fell
here snore or teas all the afternoon bat it
did not dampen the enthusiasm or decrease
l,b number of the person present. The
track mts is batter rondiskn. The -winners
wtt Sokct, Sft&xft Xajer Duttr,
Castaway, Bohemias aae Lot&
REGULATIONS PRESENTED BY THE
Rigid Inspection of Cattle From
Infected Districts Will
Ponr Inspectors Will be Appointed for
Duty Along the Southern Line
!of the State.
Transportation Companies Warned Against
Violation Under Penalties Prescribed
The "Champion Deal Denied
Hew Corporations Char
tered General "West
TOPEKA, Kan., April 24. The live stock
sanitary commission has issued the follow
ing rules and regulations, to go into effect
upon the appointment of the inspectors:
From and after this date and until
further notice, all cattle coining to Kansas
from that portion of New York south of
the north line of the state of Connecticut,
all of Pennsylvania, New Jersey,
Delaware, Maryland, District of Colum
bia, Virginia, "West Virginia and the
Dominion of Canada will be required to
fiuter the state at Kansas City, where they
will bo held in quarantine, ut'the risk and
expense of the owner, for a period of
:iinety days, and unless they shall receive
a bill of health signed by the state veter
inarian of Kansas.
Cattle from all other districts may enter
the state, provided the shipper satisfies
the state inspector that they are healthy,
and have not been exposed to any con
All cattlo comins into the state from
such districts be required to have a permit
ironi the state inspector.
Cattle from south of the south line of
t he state of Kansas that have been kept,
Aince the first day of December of the pre
vious year, west of the east line of the In
dian territory, and north of the 80th paral
lel of latitude, or west of the 21st meridian
of longitude west from Washington, D. C,
and north of the 34th parallel of north hist
itude, may be admitted to the state of
Kansas under the following rules:
First That the owner or person in
charge shall show first, by affidavit of two
reputable, disinterested p'ersons, that they
are acquainted with the cattlo to be
shipied or driven, and that they have
known said cattlo since the 1st day of
December last preceding, and that said
cattle have been kept in the territory
described above, and have not come
in contact with any southern cattle,
and give number and kind of
cattle, and of what brand or brands.
And upon the presentation of such
affidavits, if satisfactory to this board or
the state inspector, permits will bo issued
to ship or drive such cattle to any point in
the state of Kansas.
Second Inspectors will be appoiuted for
the state at the following poiuts: Ono at
Chetopa, for Baxter Springs and Chetopa:
he?.dquarters at Chetopa. One at Coffey
"ville, for Coffeyvilie, Caney and
Elgin; headquarters at Coffeyvilie.
Ohe at Arkansas City; head-
J quarters at Arkansas City. Ono at
1 Caldwell, for Caldwell and ITunnewell;
headquarters at Caldwell. Address the
above points, in care railroad agent.
Third All railroads, express and other
transportation companies or individuals
Exccnt as otherwise provided in this
act. any person who shall violate, disre
gard or evade, or attempt to violate, disre
gard or evade, auy of the provisions of this
act. or who shall violate, disregard or
evade, or attempt to violate, disregard or
evade, any of the rule regulations, or
dera or directions of the livestock sanitary
commission establishing and governing
quarantine, shall be deemed guilty of a
misdemeanor aud upon conviction thereon
shall lie fined in anj sum not less than 5100
nor more than Jo.OOO.
TOPEKA, Kan., April 24. The following
new charters were tiled in the oOlco of the
secretary of state:
The Lorenx Township Sugar and Refin
ing company, capital stock 126,000. Direc
tors, J. A. lloadley, Albert Rowan, J. W.
Woodard, G. O. McWhorter, O. K. Frink.
Rlace of business, Lorenz, Garfield county.
The Gravois Mining, Smelting and Real
Estate company, of Columbus, Kan., and
Versailles, .Mo. Capital stock ilO.OOO. Di
rectors, E. C. Scammon, B. D. Beal, George
H. Hunt, H. D. Silses. J. C. Atkinsod, W.
Rowley, of Columbus; E. A. Crewson, of
FIFTY FOOT RIGHT OF WAY.
GCTHP.IE, Ok., April 24. James T. De
mare, a homesteader, who felt himself ag
grieved because of encroachment, as he
thought, on his land bj- the Santa Fe rail
road, wrote some time since to the super
intendent of that road, and not being satis
fied with the reply he received referred the
matter to the interiordepartmentat Wash
ington. The point in question was
whether the road was entitled to 100 or
fiftv feet of land on each side of its central
line of track through the Indian territory.
Commissioner Goff has df-cided that the
road is entitled to the fifty foot strip.
THE PLACE P0E HOMES,
Southwestern Kansas and Eastern Locali
Sawtep., Kan., April 23. Special cor
respondence. Never in tb history of
Southern Kansas was the prospects better
for aU cropi at this season of the year.
e nave epens. maiu uuiuier tn toe
border of Southern Kansas, and year after
year noted the change in the rain fall, and
this season makes us more confident that
everv foot of arid land up to thewwitern
border of the state will be classed with the
ereat agricultural districts of the nation.
Drouths and hot winds will beoneihm;
of the past. We axe having nice copious
showers every few daya. They are not
the heavy dasbinc rains of eight or tm
years ago, bat fall gently anti the earth
drinks it all up. It is a reminder of the
years long ago oa the prairies of IUinow.
Vhen we see as we bow se in Southern
Kansas thousands of acrte of wheat half
knee high and corn up aad &lroo-4 ready i
for to be cultivated and fr per cent of all
of the corn planted, then we awake to '
realize the tact taat we are tuk in iJlinou.
for uch could not be on the tXrd of April.
Then the wheat crop of 1-c in the vfcanity
of Sawyer yields SMS bobel per acre, aad
numbers of ieJdsreacbed away up into the
forties, and corn aveiared 41 forty-one
bbels per acre and ome went
as hisrh as 115 busbek pr acre.
All of tat is rai-ed on land tfuu can k
had at from JS.C0 to slfi-W per acre. W
have all the comforts and conveniences of
the east, saea - s-cboola. enureses and
society. good if not saa-arior to the enrt.
When all of Uus I frees emues a elood
of sadness to think of the p&tc devils in i
(he wwh am pKHMing atone in the I
woe ret thet their lAtfcer dki, mUe
torbiduen to transport or tlnve auy ""lut . mii .. w. ..
tie in this state, except in compliance ' ueparuneni, nnscompiiw, a mine oi ngures
who ine aoregomg ruies anu reguiauons, .- -y y : ..-", 'w.,",
under penalties prescribed by section 21, city who will either strike for eight hours
chapter 2, special session laws of ISM: on the first of May or Iw made idle by
v,-,.,,. ,.!, ,,.,.-;,. ,.,.-;,i..i ,- tv,; strikes in collateral industries on which
-., , i i i .; ni i.iii. i niiMiwr n in twiriiifr Tuuiriira ,i, I Mitt
dreaming of the fortune that is in store'
for thenf in this western paradise. South
ern Kansas, and most especially southern
Pratt county, is prolific in everything.
Our doctor reports forty-eight births in
the last twelve months, "or an average of
four a month, and still the good work goes
on. Young man of the east take Horace
Greeley's advice, come west and grow up
with the country.
GOULD AT COFFEYVILLE.
Coffevville. Kan.. April 24. Jay
Gould and daughter, Miss McCoy, of New
York: S..1L H. Clark, general superintend
ent; R. Harding, superintendent of the D.,
M. vV: A. division; J. S. AVay, chief engin
eer, and Mr. Kelley, superintendent of the
Arkansas division of the Iron Mountain,
with other officials of the Missouri Pacific
r.tilroad, were in this cit- this afternoon
on their semi-annual inspection tour. Their
train left for the east at 4:30.
NO OPTION ON THE "CHAMPION."
ATBmsoN. Kan., April 24. The Atchi
son Champion this morning denies the
published statements that the paper has
been sold to John N. Keynolds. or that he
has purchased an option upon it. It states,
however, that the paper is for sale and will
be sold to whomsoever can make satisfac
M. R.MUDGE ASSIGNS.
Abilene, Kan., April 24. The lending
business house and bank of Kskridge,
owned by M. K. Mudge, assigned today.
The liabilities are about 100,000, while tlio
assets are small. Mudge spread himself
over too much ground, being at the bend
of several large enterprises, and the strain
on his credit was too great to weather the
A DOCTOR FALLS DEAD.
Abilene, Kan., April 24. A special to
the Keflector from Hope says that Dr. W.
B. Reed, of this city, fell dead while work
ing at Ramona. Heart failure was prob
ably the cause of his death. He leaves a
wife and family in poor circumstances
FINE MARBLE AT IOLA.
TOLA, Kan., April 24. Extensive quar
ries of marble, OS per cent, puro, have Win
discovered at this place. Tho marble is
verv beautiful and susceptible of a high
polish; there is practically no limit to the
amount of the marble.
FINE RAIN FOR WHEAT.
Gkeensuukg, Kan., April 24. A steady
rain has been falling here fort he pnst three
days. The ground is in line condition and
the wheat crop promises an unprecedented
THE CHAUTAQUA ASSEMBLY.
Ottawa, Kan.. April 2k The ChauUui
qua Assembly Herald was issued thw
morning. The institution meets .1 une 17,
has nine departments and a course of three
lectures and instructors.
THE COAL MINERS' CONVENTION.
St. Locis.. Mo., April 24. At tho coal
niincrs' convention today resolutions were
adopted this afternoon to appoint three
delegates to a convention to be held in
Chicago, April 2$. to request the national
executive board to send good organizers
into this diM net and to invite the coal
mine operators of Illinois to meet the miners
in joint session at the Chicago convention.
The wage scale made a report which was
adopted that the miners of the southern
Illinois district will standby tho scale
made by the Columbus comention, the
wnites of hand miners at all mines to be
raided to 30V cents per ton. that the wages
of tiny workers bo advanced 25 cents per
day, und that tho wages of all mine work
orsnot regular miners receive u propor
tionate advance. Resolutions were adopt
ed advocating the eight hour system but
they do not make an arbitrary demand on
tho operators for it.
NUMBER OF EIGHT HOUR STRIKERS.
Cim'AGO, 111., April 2k Joseph Gruen
hut, who has lonjr held a prominent place
among the socialistic labor agitators of
this citv aud who is now tenement house
they depend. AccordinK to this table the
number of watce worker., male ami female,
who will quit work at that time reacheathe
surprising aggregate of about 323,000. Of
this great aggreg-uo 190,144 are male and
23,050 females. The number of firms in
volved ifa 11,527.
THE GREATEST OF STRIKES PRE
DICTED. Chicago. 111., April 24. Reports from
various parts of the city show tliat no
building work of any importance ix Ixnng
done. It is the opinion of capitalist, as
well a labor leaders, that May 1 will find
Chicago in the midst of one of tb great
est strikes ever experienced here The de
mand for eight hours will be almost uni
versal, while the employers in the differ
ent trades are all seemingly detrmlod
to grant the demand. Should such a Ken
oral movement be made, innumerable
branches of trades and Industrie of hs
projortion will follow in the wake of the
great outbreak, and buainetM in Chicago
will lie all but paralyzed, while, fully 50,
000 men will be idle.
EXPRESS EMPLOYES WON'T STRIKE.
Chicago, 111 . April 24. It is confidently
stated that all fears of a general Mrike by
the emplojes of the United Statu Ex pre
company were groundless. In this both
the men and officials of tbr company
agreed, bat both parties sifnuou! r
fused to give 'he reanon for Owir aaanr
ance. This will be mde public at tb
meeting of the employes next Sunday.
TRAINMEN ABOUT TO 3TRIKE.
CHBTENXE, Wyo., April L A confer
ence baa been called to eowtkkfr th de
mands of the Union Pacific trainmen for
an increase and nrly all of the officials
are now at CheynD". The train mniro
determined and if swi solution in not
reached today a strike will ensue, taking
in the Denvr, Texaa & For? Worth. Ore
con Short Line, Kansas Pacific and Union
THE DUKE OF ORLEANS.
Paris, April 24. It h said that Uie
Doke of Orleans, wbo in now imprisoned at
Clairraax for returning to France in tkU- i
tkra of the law banishing from tbft conn- j
tnr ail pretewktrs to the throw aad their 1
heirs, refoHrd a proffer of bis liberty maje (
by the Korerntnrnt owing to the condition '
impoMd. It w Kxpvcum Utai ttoetinK wtu
be married while undargoto;r hi hsprfeoc-mnt-
AN ANTI-SEWETIC RIOT.
Yizjtsa. April 3 A jriotts sati-Pe-rnetic
k-sow4ratkm b-s occurred at Bail.
in Galkxa, forty-three mQea Mmtnwest of !
Cracow. A motMmiBniM? soar ihoom-ki
persons made aa 4ck upon toe Jewish
quarter and wreefcesf od cki a oamW
of dwellings aad sbjs. The troops were
called out to OMf-fee t&e rioters bat did
not surrexd in rwCodbts: order before eleven
of the mob we Jt Jld aad many ia)rai.
JACKSOM ACCEPTS THE TERMS.
Chicago. III. April at The fact that the
California Athletic club had racid thesr
offer of a SKMX pnr for a ftsht t-w-
Peter JaeJwon. the biarii Atutc&Ba. and
John L. SoJlrraa wm telegraphed ta J-rk-mb
yesterday. The anwwt ouae hack
promptly. I accept tha wratfL"
ALLG0 POISONERS LYICH0.
Fa?; ACCSTi3fJt. Tex., April . fth
Garret aad Jerry TmtL who m to Jail
hereon rha-je at attempting to powoa
JohnH. nrootw and U
from tfc jail taat ais&t aad
venen hwwnai nnaf of a
were ccErnerteil tabva
lr. were taftea
DEMOCRATS ASB RESUBMISSION
Leading Members of the State Com
mittee Consulting leaven
The Democrats Said to be in Pavor of a
Straight Tioket A Long
Four Countids in the Sixth District Give
Dalsgatss for Hanbock The CT&ytoa-
Brsckinriuge Contest Investigation
Begun New York's Ballot
Eaform Bill Will Become
a Law Political
Leayexwouth, Kan.. April 34.Tho
Democratic state central eoouuiueo was
called by Chairman Kd Carroll to meet tn
this city touiRht. The object of tb moet
ing was to consult with n committee of
the Resubmission club with a view to
uniting upon a taU ticket for tha coming
campaign. Seventeen members of tho
Democratic committee are in attendance,
among them some of the most prominent
Democrats in the state. They tueinmVd
at the National hotel and wera met by a
commit tei of five from the ResbmisRionclub
of thi city. This committee ia composed
of O. B. Taylor, president: F. W. Willinrd,
secretary of the club, ami Hon. Lurum
Baker, CajUnin II. C. F. Hackbush, WiU
iam Fortewcue ami I) A. Hook.
The Democratic committee is still In w
sion at a lto hour aud the committee is
laboring with them, trying to nursuad
them to nominate a fusion ticket. Al
though nothing has been given out pub
liely. it is learned that the prevailing .vn
timent among the Democrata is in favor ot
a straight Democratic ticket.
The Houk Eloction GoramiUeo Arrh
Littlk Rock, Ark., April St. The sub
committee of the hous? election eoutmiU",
composed of John Ijacey, W. C. Cooikt. V.
Bergen. Levi March and R. 1. WIImhi, p
pointed to invfliat thw allwgtMl frauds
in tho Second congndonal district,
arrived hern thus afternoon at J
o'clock and proceeded nt onee to
the United .States court room
to arrange the praliininariew for the in
vestigation, f It. Beckmrldge, the con
tester, came along with tlm committee and
will remain hen until the examination is
over. The jwrtiw to tho inveetlpitlons
are represented by Judsn John McClure,
tho conteHtee by J. II. Harred and "W, I.
It wan decided that tho former exnmino
all their witneMMW firataa far a practical hh
and then tho contotcu proceed with tK
examination of his wnet. It
was further decided that the ballota oant
in the township where the alleged frauds
are supposed to liaf bcrn committed bo
counteti oy Judice McCluro in tho prwwnca
of one of thf commit U-e. Jmlx McCluro
said he intended to nbow that ovor 600
voter had beoii emit for Clayton.
The committed then adjourned until 0
o'clock tomorrow morning.
NO POLITICAL WORK BY OFFICERS.
Chicago. 111., April 1M. At thin morn
ing's conference ot the Illinois Non-Part i
sou Christian Temperance union a clauim
was inserted in the oontitution by whi h
no ollicer of tho aatociation Ik allowed t
tio any campaign work for any political
party while holding office. This is tho
hrwt time that Mirh u rlanae has ben
adopted by any similar body. Tin wind
of the association was ahvo ekaawi to
read: "The Women's Non-PartJiwn
Christian Temperance Allhmoa."
A HANBACK DELEGATION.
MAXKATo, Kan., April X. The JrwHl
county convention Uxlay elf-ctwd a vbl
Hanbock delegation today. Out ef lj dek
j3its eighty four wr pr!. and votl
for Hanback; wvrn roteii for Tnrnor, vn
wtreal-it and forty left tbm hall )wti
thy mw Turner waa ItopeleMJy in tli
minority and hekl a rump convention.
OS80RNE COUNTY FOR HAWBACK.
OenoKXK, Kan , April !W Owhorni
county held her Itepubliran congraaBimial
convention in this rity today. 8vb itel
gnto wrr chonen to rprwfiit this county
at the Colby cauwntioa. May S, aad rvrr
one of them will work and vote for Cap
tain Lewis Hanback. Mr. Maabarfe ha
carrll Jewell, Phillips, aa Q
borae counties no far as beard from.
He Li Playing far Popularity kmm U
Jy-;XK, April 23. The triumphal tour
of France which President Camot Is now
makiajc in one of the moat powerful strok-
of political wiadom tbat eoaJd posaibly
have been conceived in the mind of anr
politician de-iron to perpetuate tha
r reach republic to which, It may he said.
it hag given a new leans- of life,
Kverrwbere the prwmcVnt, who wai
recall biatortral eventa of a moat jUmn
character, has ben received with maalfek
unions of admiration and demonwtratiini
of dvotion to the exlating admteietrattttn ,
which moat convince the minority ot nuU
contents, adventurer and Intrisroe of to
hopeh-anejw of their attrmpta to ore
throw i he popular novemaent and.
r-wtfclih the monarchy. Tu
itinerary of Mr Camot a tour has birm
admirably planned and faithfully earrWi
out, while everyihhnc has opportune!,'
added ItA! to the saoeewuoa of prw-'i
ceived events whirh roaJd tend Swwnrvs
acbkrveaweit of tlv objects of the trip
HwTfcrft to the bou4 in which the xra
Napoleon was horn, at Ajaocio. T4nrd-y,
ideMrritd as an inteneJy theatrical -ft-tr,
wherein th vfcwtors via wtth his enter
tainersin nuMqiifyin the i-sportaacs "t
th odon. aad its effect m a shrewd
potitk-1 move may be a9CRreeJy vX
mated by anyone aoraaisfcad with tb
volatility of the French pros4ae)-i rktu.
aeter. Altoj$eth"i the trip k the great
tnawph of tee Csrnot ronton, aad its re
tarns will Us plainly apparent at the aeit
The train en which the praddeat was
traveling from Ajeerto, Cofda. w p -viuted
front reaefciaic JSaaOa hy the der
ment of tha tram preceding it
At Corte. thirtj-one xnnW MN-rt of
Bartia. President Camot received the u
n-jpni atorit. He made an addfM
ia which he cotup-atulalad them that the
diheaKMM in Conto. had rded, aad that
only a French party united by patrloam
semahaed An Julia nnvaJ ammdrtatr
wbvn was lying in the hnrfcswof BUa
find a salute in honor of the prsatdaai.
WILL PVMSH TH OUTHAOSJO.
Camha. Cwte, April Ot. A mhr of
TurkahdncsdtuMiaaft am t
village of piin. and aha wee amht meet-'-Ij
nelisanil tij fin in r Chafe Aatha.
ifn icinn wf Prrt- " - irf nr iff the f-