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Kans. Historical Societyl
YOL. XT!, NO. 138.
WICHITA, KANSAS, SATURDAY MORNING APRIL 26. 1890.
WHOLE NO. 1848
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THE COMIXG GREAT GRAIN CENTER
An Urgent Demand for Capital and Ex
perience, for Elevators and Store
Houses and the Promise
HE farms of Sedg
wick county alone,
the central county
of the eleven coun
ties comprising the
charmed circle of
last year, nearly
Z three millions of
;tlie value of the in
Bfcrease of live stock!
tfj'or, the value of her
ppif farra 33eld vras m
LxS exact figures, as
? f- taken from, ana es
s& r tiinale by the ag-f-
L ricultural report,
$2,704,273.08, a sum
sufficient to pay all
" the mortgages and
fall the bonds and
all the indebtedness,
fe"l private and public,
I IFI PM II I LI ever heId a&ainst
-iLiS7 5the countv. This
"jlf'vOv ''Statement may to
tft'vY i"V those unacquainted
with -the magnificent resources of this
county, appear incredulous, but as this
rrticle is for the consideration of busi
ness men we will, give the sta
tistics as returned for Sedgwick county
bv the state board of agriculture for
the year just closed. In considering
that wonderful showing made by the ub
j jined fabler, covering such a multifarious
mures of wealth, it must not be forgotten
that three rivers and a number of streams
course their way through this favored
cnunty, which gives it an unusual area of
alley, over one half of its entire area be
ing bottom lands; or, in other words, that
tlii-re are within the bounds of this single
county two thousand one hundred and
twenty-five farms compo-ed wholly or in
the larger part of rich and wonderfully
productive alluvial valleys. That a coun-
try so endowed with all the elements of
productive wealth then may be capable of
making such a showing as is afford in the
following tables will be le-s hard of mi
di rstanding. The tables are reliable, be
ing the official tables of the suite's board
of agriculture, s are the figures of the la
bl showing the entire grain product fo:'
170 of the eleven counties compriing this
charmed circle. The first eight tables
c ver all of the principal and many of the
minor prrducts of the farms of this great
county, there being within its borders up
wards of throe hundred thousand acres
uix'-.-r cultivation. The tables, which are
as follows, need no explanation not fur
nished by their own words and figures:
SKDGWICK COCXTY GKAIX PRODUCTS.
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0.i.s l,S3S,fll, 2re.ftta.S0
K W.240I 15,lW)iXl
Luiley 2T5' 6h.75
Total V. M.CaUIGigg.SB.i.'C.Sj
OTI1ER FIELD PRODUCTS.
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s . , hum forage
V t.ti und IIuavt-iu..'..
'i ?n hy
a ,6 5 )m.
SFOT.WICK CXHJNTV 1JVK stock
1.141 , 1W.WI
PHOUCCTS of live stock.
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or.CHAitns. NO. BKAltrNG tkeks. I
Total nnmber -. 4!B,53j
OKCHAKPS, NO. TRKKS NOT IN BEAKING
Total nmbw - ML.7M
Valnc of liorUculvaral protoelf?...
Gi 1 11
PisxUict of live stock-
j much, for the central county of a
c'rcle of counties comprising the most
wonderful circuit of pens and of lields, of
postunsaud of orchards, to found in a
'ingle agricultural arena between ocean
r:nd ocean and between the lakes
aud tho gulf. Singly considered
each and every one of the eleven
counties constituting this splendid
y.ono may not in all things equal Sedg
wick but while surpassing in some will
show a gratifying average. In the import
ant matter of the staple cereals three or
four other of the constituents of this mag
nificent canton and orb, are fully abreast
of the central county. By reference to the
same state report for the year ending Dec
ember 31, JSS9, we find that the eleven
counties which have given Kansas so much
fame for fine cattle, superior hogs and
splendid field yields, showed a total wheat
product of ten million bushels, and an oat
product of thirteen million bushels, and a
corn yield of fifty-three million bushels, as
Wheat, j Corn.
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t-y ,041 1 7.32S,2(0
2.5!r,233J 7,GS0.tiO0 1,UJU,T23
.ill.071.a65 53,(15,843 12,335,472
By consulting the accompanying map it
will be seen that Wichita occupies a cen
tral position among these eleven counties,
and is connected by railway lines with all
the countj sets and snipping btanuns
within this terriun.., c.ivmg eleven lines
of railway in and out, giving her better
facilities for quick handling grain and
ether freights than any other point in tho !
Corn, wheat, oats being tho principle
products of this great valley and section, i
and not another city in Kansas having the '
location or the necessary means of trans- '
portatioti to so completely control these ;
principle products as has this city, it must '
iju uviuciiL i (.mi i no ctuijiu iiyuies iiiiib
there is raised in the-e counties an amount
of grain which will keep in operation not
onlv one but several lame elevators of
larc capacity I
Wichita being located 227 miles from I
Kansas Citv. 400 mite from Omaha, 500
,noS fmm St.. ruiR. son milPs fmm TJon '
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ver. and about 700 miles from Chicago and i
70 from Galveston, and ou the direct thor
oughfare for the products of Kansas, Ne
braska, the Dakotns and the immediate
territory lying eat and wet to tidewater
at Galveston, it undoubtedly offers induce-
' meats for the erection and guaranty for
I the profitable maintahiance of grain ele-
vators such as are presented by no other
city or grain center of the west.
The demand is urgent and there is a
mine of wealth to the men who will invest
in an elevator and locate here first, and
they will reap the harvest the quickest.
The farmers in every direction are looking
forward to the time when this city will
funii.sh them with conveniences fcr the
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necessary to convince a jierson relative to
this is simnly to take up the map and note
the location of the railway lines, then take
up the statistics nna seethe facts relative
l. KIC IJl VV14U I IVIi.-l Jl .C 4-I.VV4UU. it, iC 1
question whether there is any point in the
United States where such an array of fig
ures can be brought together m the gram
business which will compare anywhere
The producers of this section arc exceed
ingly anxious for the necessary facilities
for the storing and rapid handling of their
products at this point, and it is a fact that
there is n-w a preseiu
vators of .sufficient
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-) y j
thD. TER. L '
H MISSOURI Vss.
. , .Hutu., anu s,re tne gram at m j nois to the Tsrnne 'company. It is w
W0101 t ported that the vanlraen at Uealson and
Tbe railways have, tor several years, al- Alliance, O., will send cowmiuee tvo tbe
lowed the present elevators and mills at city with certain demands tomorrow.
Wichita as favorable cleaning and "mill
ing in transit" rates as any other grain
market in the west, and have done so when
our elevators have been insufficient in
capacity, thereby blocking their yard, and
putting them to great incovenience and
loss. Touching this matter the Eagle can
confidently refer you to the different rail
ways entering here, knowing that they
will encourage anything that will central
ize the grain busines of southwest Kansas.
The outlook for fall wheat in the coun
ties referred to has never been better than
now. The seeding season was very favor
able in all this territory, and there is a
large increase in the acreage, and the crop
never gave more promise, if indeed so great
a promise as it does now for the year 1S90.
Xot only has Wichita the benefit of an
eastern and southern market, but for the
mining region west, where the demand is
constantly increasing for the products of
this section, and it is a fact that our pres
ent shipment of grain from this point now
made with our present very small and in
complete elevators is constantly increas
ing, and the only reason that it is limited
is because the facilities for handling the
grain are limited.
It is not necessary to go into the details
of every condition and circumstance which
governs the handling of grain products.
The fact is that the grain is here; that the
railroads are here; and that markets are
established where this grain must go for
ward to, and somebouy must handle it.
The one question remains is as to who, and
at what point will handle the grain in the
shortest possible space of time and for the
benefit of all concerned. Two or three
elevators of 2."50,000 bushels capacity each
would find here all the business which
they could do. To make a very conserva
tive statement: Take the agricultural re
port for 1SS0 of the amount of grain raised
within the circumference shown by our
map, which is within a radius of fifty
miles of Wichita, estimating that if of the
corn Wichita should handle but 10 per
cent, it would make 11,000 airloads; twenty
per cent of the oats would make 2,000 car
loads; of the wheat CO per cent would give
1,',000 car loads, or a total of 20,000
car loads of grain as a busi
ness for the elevators or an average
of eighty cars per day for every
working day in the year. As grain is not
maiketed for everyday in the year, tho
bulk of it ordinarily moving within six
months, there would be nearly or quite
two thousand ciiv loads per day to handle
at Wichita during the graiu season. In
short our tonnage on grain would run up
from the 5.000 car loads handled the past
nine months with present facilities, to 23.
000 air loads, the importance of which can
hauily be estimated to the city and to the
fanners within the circle described. In
other words it would take to haul the
i entire grain product raied within the
charmed circle last year, at 2.",000 pounds
to the car, 142,0ol) cars, or a train 810 miles
lonS counting thirty feet to the car,
u'bich wouid be ,l tonnage of 3,500,-104,000
Onlv a couple of weeks since the Eagle
I"V"ft,,ec a re"","e- M"S a careful and
i;blc showing of the entire grain trade
of thls Clt-V transacted since last harve.t,
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Ill (.'UtKllll IjUC (Jitab UliiU iUUUUI, WHICH
illustrated article was absolutely correct
beyond a question, because the figures
were taken from the books of the principal
shippers. One firm for the nine months
endmg March Slst. 1S!K), handled three
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nnwii -t,i i iv i..v ituvt . 4vin.j -iyuv U11
loads. Three firms, the hrst included
handled, four thousand one hundred
and nine car loads of grain. The EAGLB
farther showed that the total amount of
grain bought and sold by Wichita millers,
dealers aud shippers, for the nine months
named, aggregated over five thousand car
loads or in round numbers millions of
bushels of corn and wheat and oats.
In conclusion we therefore sissert and
reiterate that as a location, as a center, for
handling a vast output of grain for either
the Gulf or the lake markets, for the min
ing regions or the Mississippi river, Wich
ita not only offers the best inducements
for the erection of great grain elevators
but that sue presents opportunities in that
direction which are unrivaled.
Upon the threshold now we stand,
What shall the record be?
The future stretches far beyond
Our vision's wildest sea.
Thus, when we meet the problems
Of our city's weal or woe,
We must meet them single handed
We must conquer as we go.
Time waits for no man's hand to turn
The furrow with the plow;
The future fades beyond our sight,
In the "eternal now."
WILL SETTLE WITHOUT A STRIKE.
Pittsburg, Pa.. April 3S. The griev
ances of the railway employes were re
ferred to the supreme council 01 tne rail
council will arrive here on Monday and
after making a thorough investigation j
will announce their decision ami the men !
will act accordingly. It is thought j
the matter will vet bV settled without re-1
sorts ug to a strike. The baggage employes
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970.177 ;. U Ur O.
924.245 --$3-- v "T iS
4D.'s55 two, rTuC
1,151.8uj ra'-JL yj I "I?
1.255.320 Tfap: J 'A 2T "
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THE CAUCUS BILL
IT WILL DISPLACE THE WINDOW
Chairman Conger ivill Offer it in
Lieu of the Bill Already
Petitions of Eleven County Bar Associa
tions Praying for Begular Terms
of the "Wichita Court.
A Bill Providing $150,000 for Eelief of
Mississippi .Flood Sufferers Passed
by Both Houses and Approved
by the President Items
from the Capital
Washington, April 23. At a special
meeting of the house committee on coinage
weights and measures today, Chairman
Collier was authorized bv a strict, n.qrtv
vote to offer the silver bill agreed unou in
caucus Wednesday night in place of the
modified Windom silver bilL already re
ported by the committee, when the latter
is taken up for consideration in the house.
THE WIOKITA GOUET.
Lawyers of Eleven Counties Petition for
Washington, April 25. Senator Ingalls
E resented to the senate petitions from the
ar associations of the lollowing counties
in Kansas, praying for regular terms of
the United States court at Wichita: Staf
ford, Clark. Seward, Kiowa, Comanche,
Harvey, Kingman, Scott, Hodgman, Sum
ner and Sedgwick.
IN THE SENATE.
Washington, April 24. The senate re
sumed consideration of the railroad laud
forfeiture bill and Mr. Call went on with
his argument in favor of the amendment
offered bv him to the forfeiture of railroad
lands in rTorida.
Pending the discussion, the senate took
up and passed the houe joint resolution
appropriating ?150,0C0 for the relief of des
titute persons in the district overflowed by
the issisippi river and its tributaries.
The consideration of the land forfeiture
bill was then resumed
Mr. Call continued his speech but soon
stopped to make a complaint that he had
but lew hearers. He said that if the peo-
pie could only look in and witness the
scene in the senate chamber thev would
form an opinion that the day was passing
by when senators were of any use in the
government of the country, "if the public
demand could have no response in the sen
ate the people would find it out at no dis
tant day and there was enough of intelli
gence and force and power in public
l opinion lor tne people to demand
that proper attention should be
given to the consideration of
questions of public interest. Mr. Call
then resumed his argument in explana
tion and advocacy of the amendment offer
ed nynim m the interest ot settlers on
raihoad lands in 1- onda:
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wrong done to the poor people.' and ex
pressed the hope that he was not doing
wrong in a body winch was sometimes
called the millionaire senate.
.Mr. Blair Is the senator ashamed to
have it known that he is a millionaire?
Mr. George (iromcallj') Yes; two or
thrt-e times over.
Mr. Illair 1 am not.
Mr. Pasco took the floor, and the bill
went over without action until Monday.
Air. Gibson ottered a joint resolution de
claring the profound sorrow of the senate
at the announcement of the death of Hon.
the state of Louisiana, and suapendins the
business of the senate to give opportunity
for tributes to Mr Gay's eminent public
and private virtues. Eulogies were pro
nounced by Senators Gibson. Cockrell and
Eubtis. The resolutions were agreed to
and a a further mark of respect the senate
THE HOUSE PROCEEDINGS.
Washington, April 25. -Mr. Cannon, of
Illinois, from the committee on appropria
tion reported a joint resolution appropri
ating S1."0,(00 to enable the secretary of
war to distribute rations for the relief of
destitute people in the district overflowed
bv the Mississippi and its tributaries.
Mr. Bland, of Missouri, mqunes where
congress found the authority to appropn-
ftte money lor me renei ui peopie oi tne
ur. x. annou repneu umt ne "" "J ;
i - Pi'f lents and in the stoning demands of .
1 ; Jj.v0 people.
The joint resolution was passed, 130 to
On motion of Mr. Butterworth, of Ohio, j
the houe went into committee of tiie,
whole (Mr. Payson. of Illinois, in the
chair) on the legislative appropriation bill.
On motion of Mr. Cummings. of Xew ;
York, an amendment was adopted pro- j
viding for the ''actual" traveling expenses
of the civil service commission, instead of
'"necessa'-v" traveling expenses, as pro-!
ded in the bill. In speaking to a verbal
son for striking out the "necessary" trav
ehnexpensef of the civil n -nice com- ( h ' j a b t strnct this city, laat
rl!1 ur hours, deluging the tow'n d
nereaaaiiH vl me expenses i
oi memuers vl me cu"'""Tluu liJ "'
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the articles "lemonade," aie" ana "enn
figured. He did not consider these "nec
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r wi snn riT si irtrinia. innnirpn t
wnetneracivii service conimiioner cim
not have to see double in order to , any
civilscrvice retorm under this admimstra- .
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Mr. Cnmmings-I hmk ne does; or un-
der any other either laughter).
Without completinc the consideration
of the bill the committee ro?e and the
house took a recess the evening session to
be for the consideration of private pension
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
Washington, April 25. Pensions have
been granted to the following Kansans:
Original invalid Peter Corby, Harpr;
James Robertson. Dearing; Jam&s H.
Brewster. Independence; Adam Ernst fde
ceaed), Bone Springs; Laven Lanning.
Valley Center: John IL McIIugh, Jet
more; Derrick Butler. Wakeeney: Joseph
Manning, Indenendence; Benjamin F.
Whittal. God's; John Miller (deceased), To
peka; Harrison Fairleigh, Inderendence.
Increase Leonard X. Koy. Galena. James
Monroe, Topeka; Jame? Mack. Xashville;
Flavins J. Iviefer. Xashville. Urban PletTer
kom. Lfavenworth:I'ol"ertS.Thoma.'s, Wil
cox; John B. Fallnian. Holton; "William K.
Jones. Frankfort; Frank . fchaw. Marv-
ville; Darwin S. Curtis. Spring Kill; Will- '
. j ' t n...i" c--i-i. a. a-i.
HUU .(. DUlirr. J-il --., 1.0 .-V-UC1,
Paia.kiTodd.Iuka, Re- !
erson; Rolrt r'atnes. i-arsons. neiaroe
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and i ncrease C rrus Meat ham. McPherson.
Orisinal widows, etc. PrisciUa A., widow
Oi .-VIIJUU. -rTJS4 iWHt .inutis. .uaium,
widow of Samcel Mooming, Xenia.
erai Coak wouki result in a cbtaoee in tbe i
niilitarv division coaiinaads, bot sjygQ. np Ltd iimeKMrnzu was i-mi a Caatina I uniaiMi aavawiacacf jm mm 1 aa. aaawn
-n .; .-.-.1 a .-w .i,.nw. -r .1 f r ,- .r- its (t a iiii J mt MA - i sutd aWBMBt tbedaeab daafiaar cm&rr
character would be made for tee nexs Genera! Jackson for fSLOJa. f lacawai DmrHmm aa
month ac least and that the promotion of
General Miles from brigadier general to
major general does not necessitate a
change in his present command, the
division of the Pacific, General Schofield
will, therefore, continue in temporary
command of the division of the Missouri
with headquarters at Washington, and
General Howard in command of the
division of the Atlantic, with headquar
ters at Xew York.
It is understood that the date of the re
tirement of Brigadier General Grierson,
July S, has been Uxcd by the department
for a rearrangement of the principal mili
tary commands and that the present plan
contemplates the transfer of General How
ard to Chicago and General Miles to Xew
York, giving General Stanley, General
Gibbon, General Kuger, General Jlerritt,
or General Brooke, command of the divis
ion oi tne jfacinc xms plan wouiu re
lieve General Schofield of his present extra
duty as a division commander and allow
him to devote his entire time to his regu
lar duties as general commander of the
army, as was the case before the death of
TO INCREASE THE FREE LIST.
Washington, April So. Representative
Bland, of Missouri, today introduced in
the house a bill to reduce taxes by placing
on the free list all imported goods ex
changed in foreign countries for farm
products. It provides that in cases
where it can be shown by proof
satisfactory to the secretary "of the
treasury that any goods, wares
or merchandise imported into the United
States have been purchased abroad by ex
changing farm products for such goo'ds or
i when such goods have been purchased
with the products or avails of farm pro-
ducts m foreign countries such goods,
wares or merchandise shall be imported
free of duty. Any deficiency in the rev
enue caused by this act shall be provided
for by the levying of an income tax upon
incomes of $2,000 or upwards.
COWDEN'S FLOOD OUTLET SCHEME.
Washington, April 25. Captain John
Cowden, promoter of the scheme to open
an outlet for the fiood waters of the Mis
sissppi river through Lake Borgne, from a
point ten miles below Xew Orleans, which
he has been urging upon congress for the
last ten years, and others interested
with him, were given a hearing
today by the senate committee on
commerce. Tho bill authorizing Cap
tain Cowden and his associates to pro
ceed with tho work, pending before the
committee, provides that they shall bo paid
?7X),000 for every foot the flood level of the
river shall ba reduced by the outlet, the
figures to be ascertained by a commission
appointed by the president. In case the
outlet shall not be succesful in reducing
the flood level, no payment is to be made
by the government.
COMPULSORY EDUCATION OF INDIANS
Washington, April 2o. The senate com
mittee on Indian auairs lias luvorauly
I ported JUr. Vests mil to provide lor tne
, eompuisorj' t-aucation oi inoian cmiuren.
Ihalnll makes it the duty of the, secretary
of the interior to establish an industrial
ulation of adults exceed 500. Tho provis
ions of the bill docs not apply to the live
civihyed tribes nor to the Osage Indians of
the Indian territory.
NEW NATIONAL BANKS.
Washington, April 25. The following
application1- for authority to organize na
tional banks have been filed with the
comptroller of the currency: The Ameri
can National bank of Saline., Kaj., by W.
W. Wataon, of Salina, Kan., and his as
sociates, and the First National bank of
, Platte City, Mo., at Platte Citv, Mo., by
! S. C. Woodson, of St. Joseph, Mo., and his
.Washington, April . Postmasters ap
issouri II. D. Rodeskohn. Florence,
Morgan county; C. A. Weitzel, Germanicn,
Schuyler county; A. S. Gilsou, Peculiar,
Indian tiritory S. G. Mitchell.Savanna,
PETITIONS IN THE SENATE.
Washington, April 25. Petitions were
presented to the senate todav bv Mr. Man-
ue.'"son fro,m t-'n of ebniska for free
eoinuce of silver, and Mr. Evarts from 13-1
citizens of Xew York city for the same
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thing. Mr. Ingalls presented a petition
. -i ? ir ri-
from citizens ot Kansas against the pass-
age of the indom silver bill.
A RELIEF BILL SIGNED.
Washington. April 25. The president
s signed the joint resolution of congress
sscn today appropriating $J50,(K) to ena-
ble the secretarv of war to distribute
rations for the relief of destitute people in
tiie district overflowed by the Mississippi
and its tributaries.
LAND DECISION REVERSED.
Washington, April 25. The secretary
of the treasury has reversed the decision of
the commissioner of the land office in hold
ing tor cancellation the pre-emption cash
cntrv of lienrv Kocers, for a tract of land
. fa- WaKeenev land district of Kansas.
WORLD'S FAIR BILL APPROVED.
Washington, April 25. The president
has signed the world's fair bilL
A Cloud Burst Floods the Streets, and
K SS bVrfo$pSUS?
i. It lias
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A7ili.i J tllU UVWbU V. C7 , iVtU, A. 1
m,.nti.Tnii tU atr tk.fmt
-Vi ...&WMW. v.. .w.w VM. l.w
deep. A small creek left its banks and.
went awav numerous small dwellings.
The fire alarm was sounded at 11 o'clock !
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aiin the i pnnnmpnL xni nuwireas oi rtetv-
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creek Tn loss of gy n up
into the thousands. Th whole country in
dehieed Sind crops are certanilv ruined A
Galveston and Kansas City Santa Fe train
j d ,ix mijM8 th of Gaine-
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THE LOUISIANA FLOODS
Baton Rouge, La., April 25.-Both ends
of toe Martin creva Wow this plare
-it v -a VX iJT C rrhZZ7ZZ t .
will be made to cloe it. ThewaterU
rapKl y iaiiiag m we Tponvry .o tne rear. .
break at Lobdells. the okl
levee a? it is called, eighteen miles above
here on the we?t Baitm Rouge wde, in 800
feet wKle, All the Clarks, Cbamberlaiss
and John D"vair land is under water.
Tbe Texas ir Pacifle company's steamer
v"beelock that has been domsr relief work
around Moren& baa arriTed at Collao
der. Captain Sooville says.- W went
as hiirh us tne month of Red
river in search of ail that needci
a,itanee: we brsueht awar a few neonle
" "r T"V-. .fTLl rVTJ"LJ "Zl TL i
f "STi-u. W-i7 '
.ark pasbd down the Ateaaaaytt to w if
i nr ansiaanee wa needed there. So far as
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THE SUPPOSED ASSASSIN OP JOHN
Thomas Hooper, who Died in Cali
fornia, Accused of the
The Deed Done in Eevenga for the Alleged
Lynohing of the Elder
A Strange Story Told-by a Confidant of
the Dead Murderer His Arrest Prus"
trated by His Sndden TaMng Off
Circumstantial Evidence Cor
roborating the Story
Crime If etvs.
Los Angeles. Cal., April 25. Regarding
the report that Thomas Hooper, a rauoher
who diod at a ranch near here last winter,
was implicated in the murder of John M.
Clayton, of Arkansas, the following facts
are learned: Lat Juno Charles Lewis
called on Sheriff Aguirc and said that in
the latter part of l&& ho had made tho
acquaintance of Thomas Hooper and cared
for him while ho was sick. Hooper was
often moody and Lewis askwl him the rea
son. Hooper replied by intimating that In
1S08 ho killed two " men in Conway
county, Arkansas, whose names Lewis
caught; as Thomas and May. Littlw
by little he told Lewis that several years
before his lather had been killcdin Arkan
sas by a body of men who took him from
jail and lynched him. He swore vongeanco
upon the lynchers aud told Lewis the nion
whom he had killed were two of tha ring
leaders in the party while Clayton was
a third. "If you ever hear of Clayton dying
with his boots on," Hooper remarket! to
Lewis, "Lewis, you will know who killed
During December Hooper disappeared
and soon after Lewis read of tho assassina
tion of Cluytqn. Lewis called at Hoopor's
houso and "Hooper's son said he did not
know where his father was. Later Lewis
learned that Hooper had re-appeared and
bought a ranch at Hanchito. Durtng the
in estimation by the sheriff letters were
received from Governor Eagle, of Arkan
sas, stating that Tom Cooper was brought
up in Conway county, Ark., and went
through the war in-the confederate army;
that he was in Eagle's regiment when
quite a boy. Ho leit the btate in IfeoS or
1SJ0 and had not been there since to live.
'I he governor's description is said to lit
the Itanchlto Hooper. He also shvs
Hooper'.s father was murdered about the
time stated. The sheriff was about to ar
rest Hooper last winter when the Hoods
came and cut ofT connection with Ranchito
for several days; during that time Hooper
was taken down with pneumonia aud
Governor Eagle, in replying under date
of March Si, 18U0, to a communication
from Sheriff Aguire. of Los Angeles
county, requests specimens of Hooper's
writing. He concludes by saying circum
stances that have come to light point, to
Hooper as the probable person who com
mitted the crime. "Jf ho did and is now
dead, he can not be convicted in the
courts, but I hope you will immediately
take thif up and help us rush it to k con
clusion." MURDER 02 SUICIDE?
"Williani Hanaan, of Eureka, Pound "with
Wrists and Throat Out
Eureka. Kan., April 'i. Tlio Innly of
"Willinoi Ilannan, commonly known aa
"Dude Bill," was found iloating in Bache
lor creek three miles north of this city at 1)
o'clock this morning. His throat had
been cut and also both wrist. Opinion
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THE COOK ADULTERY CASE.
Special Die jeVJ) to tha IteUy ilo.
Kingfishkk, Ok., April 35. The case of
Henry Cook, charged with adultery, was
commenced today before Commissioner
Rogers and tho only witnem examined
was Mrs. Cook, who was subjected to a
rigid cross-e.XHuiiuatioii by the attorney
for the. defense, J. F. McMeecban. Sbi
stated that she was married to Cook in
l!rs2; that her husband failed in buainea
in 'SN: tliat he tried to leave iter then, bat
.she followed him to Boston. Two veant
later they movl to Omaha ami he
acaiu failed, and when Oklahoma openwl
left to secure a claim. Ll Auguat
he returnel, stating he wouhl eml for her
later. ,She h'ard nothing more from him,
and in last Ffbruary "K. F Oxk"' ui
cidel at Omaha, and she identified tho
corpe as that of br buaitsml. A few
weeks ago she heard her hustiand waa on
his claim near KingOfther, living with
Dortha XicMeaon, wbo-e parenU liTel
near Omaha. She went to Jvinfcflsber ami
learned Mint M w XickeUoo and her hu
lmnd were living in th sriob hos, which
wa built on the dividing line between the
two quarter sections. Much interet, hi
taken in the development of the cam.
2TEARING THE 'BSD.
The CoademBed Kemmlsr Awaiting lbs
ArtRN. X. y.. Aoril 25. The career of
; William K"mmlcr v gradually apprOHch-
,n .. r4armma1.mil &nn iiocjiiiH- ihh, m. nnsi.
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ihe trntl experiment of next week. !
fully realizes his position and intends to j
meet hui fte unttincbingir. H ba no i
callers and no flower, there are no j-enti- J
mental visitors U) lionise him and make j
him tbe hro of the boor, tberw
are no ueiicaciea sna tiainty am- f
tiers from admiring frieada. Inland ;
i nil iun bittric sic mc wnwriBm vtmiM in
his dumal ceil to eontmplate, tbe glimpe
J ZTh rfl oK
.JTflSt ?maTborfom SSS
i hi pictoruU bible, tne oecaioaal vwu
Lftk. a. f-.,i .t.! rf.
aad th. OOBlialial nrac. of hu
dentil TrttLry IsJt ulrma llMR. hx h
a ne 1
practically K to memtaieon Ue awfnl
iaxm which awan him. it wonkl be a suutU .
wonder if tbe man bootd become nervoos !
a the day of ."i301
M. . rSTLTl w .am? mt- in r
weakening and in tact ae rataer osmrtt
death than enuax it.
Tbe arraacemesta for the 8aI aet in tbe
tragedy are anb-itentially completed and
.line jL&uaMvm iiw nvtmmBun saw
tne AeMejstd I'rmm reprew.-amayn
hn-n grant! tbe pnrUesr of enteriafc Un
n chamber and exaauaia tbe efaetric
iS. tk . mhL-.v v
m ymvmnm- .-.jr.--..
Md. V din tbe mainrmH of tb. vru-
-, nft insn hiarwil Vuv In tk iml
M K diMtkncm & Abmlr jjfcu
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lees. me awi cnaawer i wxw
v - jj-mowh wv w mrtnm ww
" n" fc Tiwr
thaleniui.al UomMiMa b
i oUaiaed. Between tbe wtodwt " tbe t
mt wail U a tewg board abaat e fcwt i
w laaatb and tbraaaad half r fianr ieec
bfcea. ua urn, mwnfl am arwwga e-
day of the execution to a living
soul, but good guessers uamo
the middle of the -wwfc Tn Htt.-
He has invited the following gentlemen to
be present and will notifv them in times to
get here: Drs. Carter, F. "McDonald, Rock
well and J. C. Spitzka. The commissloa
ers that recommended the use of electric
ity in executions are also invited. Th6
warden is allowed to invite twenty-one per
sons to be present, consisting of twelvo
reputable citizens. The law fur
ther prescribes that the following
persons may hL-o be admitted: Judge oi!
the court in which Kemmler was con
victed, the district attorney and shorn? of
that county. Kemmlerts allowed to in
vite two clergymen. The entire number o
persons therefore who are allowed ty tha
law to witness tho execution is twenty
seven. BOOKSTAVER'S AND THE FLACK CASE.
ALBAXT. X. Y April 95. The commit
tee appointed to investigate Jdg3
Bookstaver's connection vHtli the 1'tock
divorce case rasle two reports today. Th
majority rinds the testimony and ovklenc
is not suflicieat to MtfufV them that Judge
Bookstaver had guilty knowledge of tho
conspiracy to obtain a fraudulent divorce
The minority reort Unas that hw action
constituted a reckless violation of the law,
of his constitutional oath of otoce and of
his oilicial duty, ami is prejudicial to
public interest? and pflvate rights, a
scandal and reproach upon too nmnistrx
tion of justice and made the commission
of said crimes ami the granting of a
fraudulent divorce oettblt, " Under a
long line of premlents Mieb,act have been
uniformly held to he imHHehu4edtfdnce.
We, therefore, believe the evidence ail
duced before us contains sutllcient to mxku
it proper that tho said judg should bo
placed on trial before the - court -for im
peachment." BURGLARS AT EMPORIA.
RvroKIA. Kau.. April 23. The oflkre of
the S. A. Brown Lumber company was en
tered last night and the desks and safe
broken open and rilled. This mnkos th
fourth burglary in the citywitain two
weeks, and the ouicern are mv titled. A
raid was made by them today on all
tramps and jersons who coitklnot give a
good account of themselves, and they were
ordered to leave or go on the rock pita
But littlu money was obtui&ed by the
CHARGED WITH SAFE ROBBERY.
Fort Scott, ICnn., April . Thi after
noon Mr. A. Mlckle of thia city whu ar
rested by a warrant Hvyoni oat by one
John J. Kinney, a Missouri, KnnR Aj
Texas drtectivr, charging him with
robbing the railroad safe at tht station oh
March 31 last of some $000. Tho arrwt of
Mickle iff a surprise- to the entire com
munity, as he conies from a good fatal ly
and lias borne at all timet hitherto an ex
A FATAL KNOCK OUT.
Boston. Maw., April 35. 'daman FaHon
and John Murray, of Hoxhitry. fought hi
the rooms of th Bay StaUt Athletic club
last Tuesday. In the tniH ronwl Murphy
knocked Fallon out w ith a blow on the
temple Since that time Fallon haa lcii
uncoiiM'ioiiH and the physiciaiw wiy he flan
not live many hours. Murphy W HUiiec
PiiiLADKLriiiA, Pa., April IB. Henry
W. King, ex-prefect of the Pennsylvania
institution for the blind, who was lnt
week convicted of crimes of a gnNly im
moral nature at the Institution, was today
Mintenciid to live ywars in the eoatorn paut
tcntiary. SHORT IN HIS ACCOUNTS.
Newakk. X. J., April JR. Colour! E.
W. Davw, lirt deputy aheritt of Knex
cnunty. has been mhwinr since Moaday
and it i now Htated that aw accounldt am
short over 110,000.
0HAEGED WITH PEBFTDY.
Emin Bey Aocuaod of Negotiating With
Cairo, April 35. A C'oU cUrk, who
waa an r inployeof Kntin Iey while Kmln
waf at Wail la. ha nwulc kwwr depcilUoatf
liefore Maaon Iiey to the eflWt that the re
volt itf Kitiiu'a fone waa olely doe to tbt
discovery of Emin'n piaua to anrreder bin
provinc to h inahdi. limia. nccortiittr
loth clerk h atatement. ont three m
M-ngtr'nto the inahdi,' oflVrtajc to attirvn
ilrr, but they wer htopptd aod imUmI by
Ktnin'n olllcera. Th revolt followtal thin
dteoorrry. Mason conaklts th fttate
CRUEL TREATMENT OF 'CA6TAVAYS.
IXWK, April 25. The eiw of tho Brit
ish bark Owo. Captain Davis, from Sa
vannah. January St. tnr .ww Ciuiti.
lefore reportwd abaodonl. waa reciMd by
the JJritWi hip Hijtbinoor. Captain Mot
ley, from IJTerpooI, Mairh 10, for Ade
laide Some r tb rrt-nl mm ri
piacarf on iKWird another veaMl ou IJsbrw
Fie of the OaM' trrrve rWul to pnxrtl
ou the HiKbaruw awl atartid in tbffar arn
latforfet. Vmmjt. nixty milN diotant
from the position the JliKsmovr waa tar,
in. Tbev rrxhcl tn UIaimI in
afKy bnt in a rtanrinjr roadi
tiou. NotwitbatatidiBg thrtr uLnl
he Portmro' auihoritiea -wouhl
give them bo aid ami refol taiiw tbwa
to land. Thr Britiaii oooaul say the mn
a dist rrm order aMm' u tb rapUta of
tb Ikitlah Mtramrr Bufoo. from Vxnj
liootoa rta St Vioeeflt for London, dlmct
ig him to convey them to KoglMKt A
alatfin'-nt in rpuU to tit matter front
t bf- coiwul, another from tba men ad a
declaration from tbe ecpuiaof tb IMUfon.
harv bwa reed red by &m ISHtian goera
ment. PFtEPARIMC FOR WAY DAY.
'HnrXA, April 25. Order "en
given tor the cimoax f tt school an 3ty
day. In tbe maonfcuAaHn district
of tbe booht will .V cloW fae tfc J$l
for four da) . and in the iimagttme riJJ h
uaad m bnrrrk. Tne eonrt, in ordnv to
UMuaro cannwut' win !
"t tb ?? h7 fvrUmm
doefcwa to met ewnrmuj.
' ,-,, -rj- . Tii
cwirtELL rtw a 1 wsr.
LoxiK, Aoril K In tbm ntimnwlU-en
tatM of tbe land pnrcb bill tbw mrlr
wot win rawn it own evuHNjrnn
rwMi4 mxm. . rww r
garde Mr. &orba'x offer ns a Up, and
that hi eefaewe can only be 6ctr' wben
worked by himaetf .
FIVE POUKO6 FO Ul
lxnroox, April 2S -Tbe trial ml tbe
.. v-.. -i. t, ii..t-J tk
. toot fhg.t j Jmmg
in -4 m tCTtmtrm Car ia aami
till. Tbe libel waa nmtanv-d un an -
diaWnMneb made by Mr. Jfwg.
TALEY AT AKTWEHP.
rnpmreiA, A aril . Humrr VL Sfcaaley
and bat ootlgn naid a vbdi m Aaawurp
today. Taey were raeareed. wwa sat -
AN APPEAL FO OHOCK.
TnontA. April as.-Tbf baVw tauten
barr mpfrmha to warktasr anm M vft
tb law oa autr day and aat to ;
nma immt worx.
Xrw Yo.Aawil . BatarriaK sfca
propoutioa of tbe ralUbraU AtAdedc jtmb
tor a can b"twa Holiivaa and 3mA
1 aoa. JM W naroMt. wuiivaa aie aa.
i mid tamnr: "aoUrraa ww aaaaK (MM-
itr en two oondho: Hrtf. tba tamJKV
ptr maat ac b- divided, tbe wtaaw-
mw take all f the mcne.r ,ihiU Hal-
i,Ta m.im hmrr gl, "gg
w Vftl 'I JtJ'sr' -b- iwmtmmm. m mm
,-tm cftab Mlf aan wm.w