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YOL. XIL NO. 144.
WICHITA, KANSAS, SATURDAY MORNING 1TAY 3, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 1S54
THE CONFERENCE ON THE OKLA
HOMA TOWN SITE BILL.
Three Commissioners to be Given
Entire Jurisdiction Over
Titles on Eacli Site,
Principal features of the Plumb Bill Con
tained in the Compromise "Sooners''
They Are Barred from Acquiring Titles
The President Approves the Oklahoma
Territorial Bill The Internation
al Copyright Bill Defeated in
the House Items from
"WAsniXGTOX, May 2. Both branches of
jongress passed Oklahoma town site bills
several weeks ago. The measures were
quite different. This morning the confer
ence committee, which has been at work
two weeks, reached a conclusion.
Three trustees or commissioners are to
lv appointed by the secretary of the inter
ior for each Oklahoma town site. They
nvo to survey the sites, lay streets and
highways and issue deeds which will be
come titles to the lots. This will put an
end to lot jumpiDg.
The compromise bill contains the prin
cipal features of the Plumb bill. Section
2 is the most important. It relates to the
Fi'ttlement of disputes between rival
claimants and also to the "sooners" who
entered the promised land before the olH
cial date of opening. Section 2 in the com
promise bill is as follows:
Section 2. That in the execution of such
trust, and for the purpose of the
conveyance of title by said trus
tees, any certificate or other paper
evidence of claim duly issued by the
authcritv recognized for such purpose by
the people residing upon anj' town site, the
subject of entry hereunder shall be taken
as evidence of the occupancy by the holder
thereoj of the lot or lots therein described,
eTcept that where there is an adverse claim
to said property such certificate shall only
be prima facie evidence of the claim of oc
cupancy of the holder. Provided that
nothing in this act contained shall
be so construed as to make valid
any claim now invalid of those
who entered unon and occunicd
said land or lands in violation of the laws i
of the United States or the proclamation j
of the president thereunder. Provided,
further, that the certificates hereinbefore i
mentioned shall not bo taken as evidence
in favor of any person claiming lots who
entered upon said lots in violation of the
law or proclamation of the president there
under. The conference committee will report the
compromise to both houses and there is no
doubt it will be adopted.
The Senate Patches Up the Bill and Passes
It Town Site Conference.
"WAsnrsoTox, Mav 2. Among the bills
reported from committees and placed on :
the calendar was the following: House bill
for the classification of worsted cloths as
Mr. Cullom, from the committee on in
terstate commerce, mado a report with tes
timony on the subject of American com
merce by Canadian railroads. Ordered
Mr. Vest introduced a bill to amend the
interstate commerce act. stating that its
object was to place express companies tin- !
uur me provisions oi mat act, aim .ishtu
the attention of the interstate- commerce
committee to the subject.
A nif5t.ni7i from the houe with the
house amendment to the senate dependent '
pension bill was laid beioro the senate ana
referred to the committee on pensions.
The customs administrative bill was then
The question on Mr. Gray's amendment,
offered yesterday, to strike out of the four
teenth section the following words: "Ex
cept in cases wherein applications shall be
tiled in the circuit court within the tinio
and the manner provided for in section fif
teen of this act." and inserting in lieu
thereof the following: "And wherever j
congress has not clearly and distinctly de- j
clared the classification, of any imported ,
article and the rate of duty thereon, but i
the law is equivocal and ambiguous in j
that regard, and appraising officers or tho i
collector are m doubt wincu ot tho
two or more rates the law has re
quired, then the lowest of tho6 rates
shall be levied and collected, and
the appropriate appraising officers or the
collector shall forthwith inform the secre
tary of the treasury and he shall report all
the facts to congress.'
The discussion of the amendment was
resumed and in the course of it Mr. Sher
man declared that if he had his way he
neer would allow any of thoso revenue
case to go to any court" It was an admin
istrative! not a "judicial question, and if
there whs any grievous error committed
the remedy would be turnisneu by con-
;ress. Jn his opinion the house out was a
rt tor bill than that reported, by the
! n-'iice committee and he would therefore
i.t-against all tho amendments reported
In that committee.
After further debate Mr. Gray's amend
ment was rejected without a division.
Mr. Vest called for a separate ote on the
committee amendment to the fifteenth
sci tion to strike out the words "Entry
shall lo liquidated accordingly. The
owner, importer, consignee or agent of im
parted merchandise subjeet to a ivplaee
ruMit by the "ward of general appraisers
sK ill have the privilege of being pivseut
v ith or without counsel as he may elect."
mid to insert in lieu of them the follow
ing: "The collector or other person acting
: -, such shall ascertain, fix and liquidate
The rate and amount of duties to be paid
on such merchandise and the dutiable
costs and charges thereon according to
The amendment was agreed to yeas SI,
All tlie other committee amendments
w ere agreed to and the bill was passed
j eas 36. nays IS.
Mr. Payne was the only Democrat; vot
ing in the affirmative.
A conference on the disagreeing votes
was asked ami Messrs. Allison, Aldrich
antl MePherson were appointed conferees.
The conference reported on the Okla
homa town site bill was presented and
u greed to.
After an executive session the senate
PENSIONS FOR WESTERNERS.
Washington. May 2. Pensions were
granted the following old soldiers and de
; indents: , . ,., ,
hi Kansas: Original invalid James liol
"ev (deceased") Fall Uiver, John L. Ben-on.
Allanthus; Peter Kuflin. Medicine Lodge:
tfun v VAnnilw. Greelev: John M. Hall.
Ravinond: William G. -Marshall, Prince
ton: Samuel G. Martin. Anthony; Samuel
Y Griffin. Independence; A illiain t Mc
Huaiu. Olathe; William G. Alien "deceas
ed , Manhattan; Noble O. Thomas. Parsons:
Asdruljal Reed, Ottawa; John Iv. Rootle.
Jarbolo; John W. Hoiiser, Paradise; Rob
ert D. Talbot. Parsons; James . Tayloc,
Mulberry Grove; John Strain, Emporia;
Benjamin F. Kirby, Morantown; John H.
Goss, Bristo; John L. Gardner, Howard;
John ML Moranie, Arkansas City (special
act); Cvrus Tuttle, Fontana. Increase
Simon Terrant, Cleardale; Cyrus Leland,
Sr., Trov; Harvey Mosier, Paola: John P.
Finlev, Doster; Rodney Willis, Columbus
(navy); Andrew Gillick, Mentillo; Maurice
Foley, Leavenworth; Amos Stew
art, Douglass; William H. Rusk,
Hoxie. Mexican survivor John M.
Rountree, Chetopa. Original wid
ows, etc. S. A. Barnes, former
widow of William S. Weeks, Goffs; Mary
J. ; window of John A. Green, Wier City;
minor of James Morrison, Elk City; Jessie
H., widow of George W. Childers, Sedan;
Edith Etherly, former -widow of Phillip
Brown, Topeka; Isabel, widow of William.
G. Allen, Manhattan; Minors of Samuel
K. Rollins, Oxford; Sarah 31. McCampel,
former widow of Samuel K. Robins.
Indian territory: Original George G.
Barnum, Columbia; Commodore R. Lows,
Lincoln. Increase Lewis J. Merrick,
Guthrie. Survivor of 1S12 Joseph Allen,
INDIAN ATTORNEYS AT WASHINGTON.
Washington, May 2. The Hon. Matt.
G. Reynolds is in tho city. He reached
here this morning to consult with ex
Governor Crawford, of Kansas, and the
interior department officials regarding the
title cases of the Cheyenne ami Arapahoe
Indians, whose associate attorney he is, so
far as these interests are concerned, in the
Cherokee laud Question. Mr. Reynolds
was accompanied by John C. Orrick, Esq.,
of St. Louis, the attorney of the Choctaw
Indians. The gentlemen are anxious that
the Cherokee commission should get down
to business and make a report of somekind
GIVE THEIE OWN MEDICINE.
The Eemedy Suggested for Canadian
Washington, May 2. Senator Cullom,
chairman of the committee appointed toin
vestigate the alleged diverting of commerce
from tho railroads of the United States to
those of Canada and the alleged discrimin
ation on Canadian canals against Ameri
can vessels, presented the report of the
committee todaj-. The substance of the
report was given several days ago.
The report concludes with the following
suggestions and recommendations: First
The entrance fee of 30 cents and clearance
fee of 50 cents, or SI, every time any vessel
visits a Canadian port on the
inland waters of the great, lakes and their
tributary bays, rivers and straits, consti
tute an" unjust discrimination against
American vessels, Canadian vessels being
exempt troni such charges by a license tee
of 50 cents payable once a year: such dis
crimination is in violation of the spirit if
not the letter of the treaty of Washington
of 1871. The laws of the dominion of
Canada place American and Canadian
vessels upon the same terms as to entrance
and clearance fees but the discrimination
is made through the expedient of an order
in council. The committee recommends
that so long as such discrimination in en
trance and clearance fees in Canadian
ports continues all Canadian vessels
should be required to pay en
trance and clearance fees of equal amount
on entering and clearing the ports of the
United States on the great lakes or their
tributary navigable waters.
Second The rebate of 18 cents per ton
in tolls on certain products of the United
States passing through the Wellaud canal
bound to Montreal constitutes an unjust
discrimination against ports of the United
States on Lake Ontario and the St. Law
rence river. This discrimination is an
open violation of the spirit and letter of
the treaty of Washington. Tho commit
tee recommends that so long as tho dis
crimination in tolls of 18 cents per ton on
products ot the bniteu States in
favor of Montreal and ports below that
city on the St. Lawrence river is made by
the dominion governmentadiscriniiuating
toll on the tonnago of all Canadian ves
sels, shall be imposed upon all such vessels
every time they pass through the Sault
Ste Alarie canal.
Third The question as to the proper re
lations which shall be imposed upon Cana
dian railroads upon their engaging as
common carriers in competition with
American railroads in the transportation
business of the United States has engaged
the earnest consideration of the com
mittee. The general proposition that Canadian
railroads which compete with American
railroads for traffic between different
points of the United States should be sub
jected to the same requirements of law
and regulations in pursuance cf the law
which applies or may hereafter apply to
American railroads is so clearly marked by
principles of justice and equity that it
must command the assent of every fair
minded person. There is now much dis
cussion throughout the country its to
whether the fourth section of the act to
regulate commerce shall or shall not be
modified or repealed. Whatever con
clusion the committee may reach hereafter
on that question, as the result of iuvest
gating. it seems, in the judgement of the
committee to be tho duty of congress to
take such action as will give American
railroads an even chance in competition
with the railroads of Canada doing busi
ness in the United States. The justice of
such becomes more apparent in view of
the existence of sections 226 and 232 of the
Canadian statute for the regulation of
traffic. These sections are regarded as
manifesting unjust discrimination by tho
Canadian railroads against competing
American railroads, and in their terms
justify Canadians, in all traffic' taken from
the roads of the United States as provided
for by t lie fourth section of our act to
regulate commerce, known as the long and
short haul rule.
The committee therefore recommends
either such a license system shall be
established as will be applicable to the
Candian roads doing business in the
United States or that some other plan not
injurious to tho general trade and com
merce of the country be adopted, which
shall seeuie the American railroads an
equal chance in competition with Cana
dian railroads. Such action in the judg
ment of the committee i iu the interest not
only of Americau roads and especially
American transcontinental lines, but in
the interest of American commerce and of
the general prosperity of the American
TWO LAND DECISIONS.
Washington, May 2. The secretary of
the interior has affirmed the decision of
the commissioner of the general land otfice
iu the ease of Curtis H. Wilber vs. Mary
Goodin, rejecting the application of "Wil
ier to make homestead entry for a tract of
land in the Wakeeuey laud district, Kan
sas. The secretary also affirmed the commis
sioner's decision in rhe case of James H.
.McCracken vs. Fred W. Reynolds, on ap
peal of latter in rejecting his final proof
offered in support of his pre-emption de
claratory statement for a tract of land in
Wichita" land district.
AN OSAGE DEPREDATION CLAIM.
Washington, May 2. A bill was intro
duced in the senate to reimburse the heirs
of the late J. M. HiatT. of Kansas. Hiatt
was a number of years a trader for the
Osage Indians, and through depredations
lost some ;.M0 worth of property. This
amount, as provided in the bill, shall be
paid to lliatt's estate out of any money
now in the treasury to the credit of the
Washington, May 2. Postmasters ap
Kansas A. Vandeish. Lactor. Phillips
county; Airs. A. L. Barrier, Reece, Green
Indian territory J. M. Smith, Sniith
ville, Choctaw Nation.
OKLAHOMA BILL APPROVED.
Washington. May 2. The president
thi afternoon approved the act providing
for the establishment for a temporary gov
eminent in the territorv of Oklahoma.
THE TIME WHEN TARIFF REVISION
From Eight to Fourteen 3Iontlis
Must Elapse Before Its
A Statement Made to Quiet the Appre
hensions in Some Branches
The Sugar Trade Particularly Disturbed
The "Week's Trade Review Shows a
Less Favorable State of Affairs
Bad Crop Reports Main
Washington, Slay 2. A large number
of inquiries have been received by Repub
lican members of the ways and means
committee respecting the date of probable
passage of the taritt bill. The date fixed
in the bill for the beginning of its opera
tions is July 1, next, and from the state
ments contained in these communications
it appears that the business of the country
is in a very unsettled condition in anticipa
tion of unlocked for changes in the tariff.
It is states that the sugar trade in particu
lar is depressive and disturbed. To these
inquiries the reply is being made that the
senate can not possibly pass the bill finally
before the first of July which fact
in itself would necessitate a change
in the date fixed in the bill and the proba
bilities are that the change to be made will
Erovide that the bill shall not take effect
efore the beginning of the next calendar
year, and possibly not until the 1st of July,
The committee was in session this morn
ing trying to reach an understanding re
specting the time to be allowed for the
consideration of the bill in the house. The
Democrats wanted three weeks at least,
two of them to be devoted to general de
bate, while the Republicans desired to
limit the general debate to one week and
the detailed consideration of the bill to an
other week. 2so agreement has yet been
reached and it may remain for the commit
tee on rules to arrange the program.
NOT HOARDING MONEY.
Secrectary "Windom Shows How the Fed
eral Funds are Used.
Washington, May 2. Secretary Win
dom has written a letter in reply to an
article in a financial newspaper on the gen
eral subject of the currency in which he
refutes the statement that the administra
tion favors a contraction of the currency,
lie gives figures in regard to circulation
and treasury holdings May 1 and makes
comparison with the estimated circulation
of the principal countries of Europe. Ac
cording to these figures and estimating
the present population of the United
States at 01,000,000, the amount of
metalic and paper money in tho United
Stni.fis.not including anv portion of the
I amount held by the treasury of the Upited
1 States, is 22.36 per capita or more than in
I any of the leading countries of Europe
WltU UlO exception Ul A' rautc, iu uii,u iuc
circulation is estimated at $37. 30 per capita.
'In regard to the money supposed to be
hoarded by the United States treasury,"
the secretary says, "aside from the fund
deposited in the the treasury by national
banks for the redemption of their
notes which have been retired,
which the government holds as a trustee,
and the balances on deposit in
the treasury by disbursing officers, the only
reserve which is kept by the treasury is
SIOD.OOO.OOO in cold for the redemption of
I legal tender notes as provided by the acts
ot ls.) antl lbWi. inerb is no uuspusitiou
on the part of the administration of the
treasury to hoard money and the so-called
surplus, which is tho excess of the receipts
over the expenditures and which can be
used under the present law only
in the redemption of the bonded
debt in the United States, which
is being done as rapidly as the
bonds can be judiciously purchased. The
surplus on the 1st inst. amounted to only
$3r.)30,f)23 (exclusive of fractional silver
coin), of which 31,G4S,S95 was on deposit
in national banks performing the duty of
a circulating medium. It is thepolicy and
purpose of tho department to withdraw a
large portion of this deposit and invest it
in United States bonds as rapidly as it can
be done without danger of decreasing the
THE FLOUR OUTPUT.
Another Gain in the Production of North
Minneapolis', Minn., May2. TheXorth
western Miller says:
"The output of the mills showed another
gain last week, the Pillsbury mills grind
ing very strong and making nearly half
the total quantity. The aggregate pro
duct during the week was 13S,S0O barrels,
averaging 23.300 barrels daily, against 121,-
170 barrets tne weeK oeiore anu iirj,iu
! barrels for the corresponding time in lfcS9
and 1S1.S00 barrels in 1SS5. Some
changes have occurred in the operative
li-.t. but almost as much capacity is in
operation as a week ago. There were
thirteen mills running" today, and they
were grinding about 20,500 liarrels per
twenty-four hours. Only tliree of them
run by water and one of the-e will stop in
a few'davs. It is now considered certain
that Julie will be near at hand before
water can be let into the West Side canal.
The demand for Hour is light and prices
are being shaded 5gl0c as com
pared with those of a week ago. The
past week's from general indica
tions amounted to about two-thirds
of the output. Bakers sold the most free
ly, mainly for export, some firms dispos
ing of more of tin? grade than they maie.
but patents were harder to move, and
they were accumulated to some extent.
Pittsburgh placed a few fair orders, and
there was "some trade west of that section.
New York and other centers, however,
took little or nothing, the middlemen nav
iug stocks that they were willing to ell
for lower urices than the miller asked. Lo
cal millers are getting considerable trade
from Montana and other western states,
and verv cood prices an? obtained.
The direct export shipments last week
were 2S,550 barrels, against 35.270 barrels
for the corre-ponding'time in 1SS). London
askinsr quotations for i pounds C. I. F.
are: Patents, 3igS2s Gd: bakers, 25s 3d
24s: low grades lis 3$ri'?lSs.
Receipts of wheat for the week endinc
April SO. were 1.307.23 bushels. Ship
ments Wheat. 1S5.720 bnsheLs: llour, 1S4,
970 barrels, milistuffs, 4.U82 tons.
Bad Crop Reports Influence the Baaaese
of the "Week.
Xrw York, Mav 2 R. G. Don & Cos
Weeklv Review of Trade says: The out
look for industries and legit i mate trade i
distinctly less favorable, owing to damage
to wheKtand cotton and labor disturbances.
A special cotton report fmni Memphis in
dicates planting 27 per cent against p
eentat this time lad rear, nnfsvorabte
I weather in 53S out of 0Cc returns, material
injury from too much rain and extensive
loss from floods. Galveston crop reports
are also gloomy because of too much rain
and StLouis reports unfavorable weather,
while the markets at Chicago have been
much influenced by information of injury
to wheat. From St. Paul, Omaha and
Milwaukee reports of the outlook are more
favorable, but short crops of winter wheat
and of cotton would be felt in all trades
It is most encouraging that the labor
demonstrations have thus far led to no vio
lence and in a number of cities the desire
of employers to avoid strikes has caused
fuller concessions. As yet the markets
for materials have not been much affected,
though sales of lumber are restricted in
some cities. The immediate prospect is
that many industries may be to some ex
tent disturbed for weeks to come.
The general average of prices is nearly 1
per cent lower than a week ago, notwith
standing a rise of 3K cents in" wheat due
to reports of injury. The exports both of
wheat and flour continue large. Corn
made no advances during the week and
oats declined X cent. Hogs were 10 cents
per 100 pounds lower but pork and lard
were advanced a little by speculation and
oil rose 3 cents. Cotton rose 3-16. Coffee
was unchanged. Raw sugardid not change
but crushed was advanced y cent. Iron
was lower at Pittsburg but with more
sales and not changed at Philadelphia.but
southern blocks were sold here at S16.57
for No. 1.
The reports from other cities are gener
allj favorable as to the volume of business
and bank clearings show an increase over
last year of 10 per cent. At Boston wool is
stronger on some grades that are scarce
and a better demand is seen, sales reaching
2,000,000 pounds, and yet no improvement
whotever is detected in the market for
goods there or here. Difficulties in the
clothing trade do not abate and apprehen
sion of more failures causes some uneasi
ness in this and other cities. Leather is
stronger at Boston and Philadel
phia, and hides firm, with do
mestic higher; tho boot and shoe
tiuite being in good shape with aonie ad
vances in prices on new orders. Chicago
reports the usual increase in movement
of grain and meats, and increasing sales of
dry goods, but a stagnant clothiug trade.
St. Louis notes fair distribution in season
able lines and the trade at northwestern
cities is generally fair or biisk, though at
Kansas City the activity is mostly in groin
and live stock. Cleveland finds gei.eral
business larger than a year ago, though
there and at Pittsburg manufactured iron
is in the dumps as to prices.
Money has not been disturbed this week.
There is much less complaint of
slow collections throughout the coun
try, but considerable in some lines
at Philadelphia, Eoston and New
York. Good crops and large sales
of farm products havo mado things
comparatively easy at the west, but the ef
fects of two successive open winters were
felt in eastern markets. Exports of all
Eroducts from New York are IS per cent
clow last j ear's for April, while imports
have shown an increase of IS per cent,
facts which indicate a heavy excess of im
ports over exports for that month.
The business failures occurring through
out the country during the past seven
days are 211, as compared with 21S last
week. For the corresponding week of last
year, the figures were 214.
LOWER RATES ON FARM PRODUCTS.
Topeka, Kan., May 2. The board of
railroad commissioners today received
petitions signed by 2,000 farmers of central
Kansas, aslcing for lower rates to the Mis
souri river on farm products. The petition
"That the members of the alliance and
farmers of Kansas do respectfully repre
sent that the present local rates from Kan
sas points to the Missouri river on corn,
wheat, oats, hogs, cattle and other farm
products are exclusively high, and beg
your honorable body to inquire into the
matter and reduce the rates to correspond
with the very low prices the producer is
now compelled to accept for these com
modities. ' The commissioners have set
May 20 as the date of hearing the com
plaint. ANOTHER BANK CLOSED.
Atlantic City, N. J., May 2. The Mer
chants bank of this city suspended pay
ment at 2 o'clock today on account of a
run caused by published reports that their
branches located at Elmer, Pleasantvaille,
Egg Harbor City and Mullicahill had
closed up on account of suspension of the
Bank of America in Philadelphia. The
directors are principally small business
men. Tho capital of the bank fully paid
is 30,000; deposits estimated at 550,000.
A CHICAGO FAILURE.
Chicago, 111., May 2 C. Wolffe & Co.,
dry goods dealers, formerly Mendel &
Wolffe, failed today. The assets and lia
bilities are not known.
LUMBER YARD BURNED.
Bluff City, Kan.. April 30. Special
Correspondence. About 1 o'clock today
fire was discovered in the sheds of the old
Alexander Lumber company's yard, nnd
in an hour the whole block was destroyed,
except a dwelling on the southeast corner.
The jard, office and part of the sheds were
used by S. J. Fowler as a dwelling and
poultry yards, and a small stable was used
to stable several stallions. One of the
horses was gotten out but two belonging
to M. McComas were burned; they were
valued at $1,500. Fowler lost nearly all his
The vard and buildings belonged to W.
M. Pond & Co., of Wichita. There was a
strong wind at the time from the south
west. If it had been blowing from any
other direction, the whole town would
have been in danger.
MORESERIOUS THAN SUPPOSED.
Baltimore, Md., May 2. The result of
the railroad accident on the Chesapeake &
Ohio railroad to Mr. Rice's Pearl of Pekin
company is turning out to be a more seri
ous affair than was at first supposed.
Miss Bertie Fische, the soubrette, is still
at Staunton, Va.. and it i3 reported that
she is not likely to recover the use of her
limbs, which "are now paralyzed. Mr.
Louis Harrison, the comedian of the
company, who was injured about the
head, is threatened with brain fever
and is considered to lie in a precarious con
dition. Mr. Rice states that he is obliged
to close the season.
TWO CHURCHES BURNED.
West Botlstox, Mass., May 2. The
Baptist and Catholic churches, also the
Catholic parsonage here, were burned to
the ground this morning.
HER CARGO ON FIRE.
Liverpool, May 2. The steamer York
shire from Liverpool May 1, for Baltimore,
is returning with her cargo on fire.
A SPLIT IN CHURCH.
Hiawatha. Kan., May 2. The United
Brethren of Robinson have divided, t hose
in favor of admitting members of sacrrt
societies to the good fellowship of the
church holding services at the church, and
those aeainst secret society members met
in the school bouse. At a recent church
conference it wit decided that a member
of a secret society conld be taken into ibe
church, the decision causing the split tip.
RESIGNATION OF A. S. JOHNSON.
Topeka, Kan., May 2. Colonel A. ?.
Johnson, for the last twenty years Jaad
commissioner of the Atchison. Topeka &
Santa Fe Railroad companr. has ttanded
in his resignation to take effect after the
meing ot the Hreeto-. Colonel John
son leaves the company s employ hit
own accord and afr every trf of tie
company a great land grant iuw Wen sold.
THE MARSEILLES PARADE.
MAXS.EILLES. May 2. It i estimated
that 3a,05 workmen took part in the labor
denKKi-iralioa hf re yesterday. Tb
were noisy, hot sbre was do kreaett the
NO ONE'S VICTORY.
GOVERNOR HUMPHREY ON THAT
License States Liable to Suffer as
Much as Prohibition Com
munities. The Kansas and Iowa Legislation Against
Liquor Not the Only Enactments
Missouri Liquor Dealers "Will Start an
"Original Package" Store in Atchison at
Once Governor Humphrey Sets
May 23 to Hear Argument in
Pavor of an Estra Session
of the Legislature,
Topeka, Knn., May 2. There seems to
be little question that the decision of tho
United States supreme court on the origi
nal package question is far reaching, and
that under that decision liquormay be sold
in this or any other state in the original
package regardless of any prohibitory or
license law. The b"st lawyers of this state,
almost without exception, take this view
of the matter. Governor Humphrey said
regarding tho decision:
.b'ro:.i tne meagre report now at hand
tho decision seems to go a long way in the
wrong direction from the Kansas stand
point. Indeed, the enemies of prohibition,
who seem to be so hilarious over the re
sult, will find that it is more far-reaching
in its scope and inevitable consequences
than would appear at first Hash, and iu
that respect entirely too sweeping for their
Eurposes. The blow leveled at prohibition,
yttie practical effect of the decision, also
strikes down the license system prevailing
in most of tho states. So long as the
power of the several states was conceded
to tax, regulate or prohibit the traffic, the
suppression thereof was made purely a
state issue. The states bv virtue of their
police powers, could handle it. But now
it seems that tho exclusive right of con
gress under the constitution to regulate
interstate commerce has been in
voked by the whisky power to uphold
their declining cause. The constitution
for years hedged about and pro
tected human slavery, and has been made
to cover other wrongs, but it remained for
the present court to find within its pro
visions a shield and protection for tho
traffic in pint bottles of whisky, a traffic
that has been under the ban of tho law
and of popular judgment for hundreds of
years, by elevating it to the dignity of
commerce between the states. Congress
can, and, no doubt, will in the near future,
exeicise its exclusive power to regulate
commerce between the states in such
manner as to leave to the states absolute
authority and control over tho subject so
far as intoxicating liquors are concerned.
There is a bill now on the senate calendar
for that purpose, as I am advised, favor
ably recommended by the committee. The
license states, even, will want this done,
in the light of the recent decision. Until
congress shall do thi3 the whole question,
by the new doctrine of the supreme court,
becomes a matter of national as well as
state politics. This is significant. It will
figure in congressional and national elec
tions unless eliminated by the relief sug
gested. The friends of the saloon will find
their victory short-lived, if, indeed, any
victory at all. Their favorite- institution
is not coming back to Kansas."
AN "ORIGINAL PACKAGE" DEPOT.
Atchisox, Kan., May 2. It is under
stood that A. W. Pretzel. A. L. Devoto
and Greerdiut & Co., wholesale liquor
dealers who removed their headquarters to
Winthrop, Mo., opposite Atchison, after
the passage of the Kansas prohibitory
laws, nnd who have ever since been de
livering immense quantities of all kinds
of intoxicants in this city on orders by
telephone, will establish branch houses in
Atchison and sell "original packages" to
test the recent decision of the supreme
court as to whether or not such business
can bo carried on in the state. If their test
proves successful they will begin action
against Atchison county for the recovery
of certain fines which have been imposed
upon them from time to time under the
TO CONFER WITH THE GOVERNOR.
Topeka, Kan., May 2. Beecher Sterne,
secretary of the Kansas Resubmission
clubs, allied on Governor Humphrey and
had a conference with him on the subject
of granting an audience to a committee of
business men from all parts of the state in
rufnrrl in callintr a Miecial sassinn of tho
! legislature. The governor fixed the date
of the hearing for May 23. It is expected
that every prominent city in Kansas will
be represented on that occasion, and a
memorial will be presented to the execu
tive. ILLINOIS' FIFTH REPUBLICANS.
Chicago, 111., May 2. The Republicans
of the Fifth congressional district at Elgin,
111., yesterday nominated A. J. Hopkins of
A Serious Mistake Discovered in the Okla
Guthrie, Ok., May 2. Another very im
portant error has been discovered here in
the Oklahoma bill in section 2. alluding to
the commutation clause. It reads as
printed in the bill and copies of congres
sional record received here as follows:
'"Within the limits described in the presi
dent's proclamation of April 1. 1SS0. The
president issued no proclamation on that
date relating to the opening of Oklahoma
or any other subject. The proclamation
referred to was ls-ued on March 23, 1SSW.
declaring the country open for settlement
on April 22, 1S.0. 1 his is very important
as it concerns every man in the territory to
take advantage of the commutation ciaus-e
sad prove npf
DAMAGE CASE THROWN OUT.
Leavejtworth, Kan., May 2. The time
of the district court was consumed in bear
ing the trial of John Mobrach vs. tins
Home mining company, of this city, to re
cover the sum of iaOjCCO for alleged in jpr
ias received in the Home coal mine. Tne
plaintiff alleges that on October 25, 16,
he had his left sJtoakter J-prind ana
bruised by a failing stone, causing perma
nent iojuri: that on Angus IS. LES. be
was strnrJc on the right sad and hip by a
Ftone, riTinjf a fracture of the hip-, tnat
on January 4. IsM, hi Wit leg wm frac
tured by a falling stooe, the said injuries
all re?aithtg on account of nefdigeoce on
the part of' the mining company After
hearine evidence in favor o plaintiff Jodge
Croner, on demurrer, threw tne cae oat
WILL BE LUYESTI6ATED.
Qosamaitr Golhas ApgxKBic a Onmm''tre
.e Visit the Home.
TorKK.v, Kan.. May 2. The fotl0via
circa!? has jo- Wn fcrfi:
HRAlXjrCJUtTKBft JyKFXKTXXTt or KX3-
sv G. A. B.. Ottice or Amyrtxxt -
AxnrxA-t ;rBAi.. Sct.. jy
Xaxaca ootmpiMnta have been w
taroeit tie praa ia rental to lire jmnrnmrp
erect of tie 2siSsr aHlsary 2teal
Leavenworth, Kan.r and the treatment
our comrade are receiving at the hands of
the officers in charge and "the department
commanders of this department have been
requested bv the governor of the
same to appoint a committee of represen
tative Grand Army men to investigate these
charges, and believing the matter of suffi
cient importance to call for a thorough
and complete investigation, the following
comrades are requested to act as such com
mittee: T. S. Clarfcsou, department com
mander of Nebraska, Omaha; Leo Bassier,
department commander of Missouri, St.
Louis; Mason Q. Mills, department com
mander of Iowa, Cedar Rapids; "V. L. Dis
tin, department commander of Hlinois,
Quincy: Henry Booth, past department
commander of Kansas, Lamed.
This committee is earnestly requested to
Eroceed without unnecessary delay to the
ome at Leavenworth and make a most
searching and thorough investigation of
management of the home and the treat
ment bf the inmates by the officers nnd
make a report to these headquarters. Such
report will be submitted to tho national
encampment at its coming session in
August and if deemed necessary it will
also be be laid before concress. It is also
requested that the comrades above named
will without delay notify these headquar
ters of their willingness to serve on this
committee. Comrade Clarkson is request
ed to act as chairman and call the com
mittee together. J. M. F. Cotuxs,
J. F. Thompson,
Assistant Adjutant GeneraL
THE COPYRIGHT BILL DEFEATED.
"WASHINGTON, May 2. On motion of Mr.
O'Neill, of Pennsylvania, Saturday. June
14, was set apart for the delivery of eulo
gies on the late Samuel J. Randall.
The house thou resumed consideration of
the cop right bill.
The bill was discussed all the afternoon.
The vote was then taken on the engross
ment and third reading of the bill and it
was defeated yeas S3, nays 120. The Kan
sas delegation voted wildly against the
bill. The Missouri delegation voted as
follows: Yeas Tarsney and "Ynde; nays
Dockery. Heard, Norton, Frank, Bland
A motion to reconsider was made and
Hopkins, of Illinois, moved to lay tho
motion on the table.
The chair aunounced that tinder the rule
the house should take a recess as 8 o'clock
had arrived and a recess was taken, tho
evenim; session to be for the consideration
of private peusion bills.
The house at its evening session passed
seventeen private pension'bills and at 10:3U
adjourned till tomorrow.
RETURNING THE MONEY.
"Washington, May 2. Congressmen Sav
ers of Texas, and Bland of Missouri, have
returned to the treasury the drafts made
out in their favor for the money they lo.t
through the defalcation of Silcott ami it is
understood that others will follow their
example. This action is taken on the
ground that the house should not have
voted to repay its members for this stolen
money. It is understood that these mem
bers hold that t he money t hat they were
entitled was the pro rata share of Wljat re
mained in the sate and they will not tuko a
sum in excess of this amouut.
EEJ0I0IN& AT GTJTHRIE.
Celebrating the Good Hews of the Sign
ing of the Territorial BilL
GUTimiE, Ok , May 2. The words
"the president has signed the Oklahoma
bill" reached here at 7:4.5. "Within thirty
minutes after bonfires were lighted. Tho
cornet band went marching through the
streets playing patriotic1 airs and guns,
pistols and fire rockets were discharged.
Tho news was expected but thu people
could not help rejoicing as if it was an
agreeable surprise. Occasionally the re
joicing reached a dangerous aspect owing
to the reckless discharge of firearms. The
shotgun brigade marched over fifty strong
and discharged their guns at a signal from
the leader .simultaneously. A great crowd
collected in front of the Daily News office.
The proprietor rolled out a keg of ink,
secured several bales of hay nnd a quantity
of coal oil, a match was applied and tho
result was an old timo bonfire.
VICE PRESIDENT GODDARD RESIGNS,
Chicago, 111., May 2. J. F. Goddard,
third vice president of the Atchison, To
peka 6c Santa Fe, has resigned. He decid
ed on this step two weeks ago when Presi
dent Manvel and several directors of the
company were in California. Without ,
IlWaillUK ''KVii IVblllM .'11. UWIUUIU Kil-
graphed his resignation to the president to
take effect May 1. He has now left Chi
cago, for the east, and the fact of his re
tirement from the Santa Fe is inade public
for the firt time. It is understood that
Mr. Goddard's relations with the new
freight traffic management weru not
pleasant, the latter refusing to recognize
his authority in the absence of the presi
dent. Not being willing to continue in hta
position under such circumstances, Mr.
MAJOR HUDSON'S INDICTMENT.
Topeka, Kan., May 2. The editor of
the Daily Capital, of this city, wm indict
ed by the recent grand jury for charging
excessive fs for legal publication. II
charged state Matute rates when he should
have charged United states statute rate.
There is much that Is political and per
gonal in the case. The charge made by
the editor of thv Capital has been paid
without protest in this court for fifteen
year. Tne dUrovery wa made by a Kan
sas Citv lawyer. Judge Foster cartifle
tho case up to tho United States circuit
court which meets In Leavenworth in
June, Judge Caldwell, presiding. The
total amount of the alleged embezzlement
is $ ISO. Major Hudson, editor of the Cap
ital, denies the charge and will move for
the impeachment of Judge Foster.
RAILWAY SURGEONS ADJOURN.
KAXSAS ClTT, Mo., May 2 . The national
association of railway sargeon conctaded
its annual meeting here today and ad
journed to meet at Buffalo. N Y ., May 2.
1981. At today's iwwaon a resolution favor
ing the enactment by congrcM of a law
requiring the nwr of automatic coupler
and brake on freight caw. wag nnam
ixnonsly adopted, and a ootnmlUca -warn ap
pointed to Tuit Washington and time the
pa-ase of the Flower bill on that raided
Officers were eb-ct'sd a follows- President,
Dr. Warren . Onttn, of bt. ixmtm: an
tic president. Dr. b. S. Thorn, of T'- I
Irfwtt hi i ih i iiaiifl a aMaVaJr Tit A I
GamaJer. of New "fork; recording wer
tary. Dr. K. R. Lewis, ot Kaaaa City;
treasurer, Dr. H. Hawlsy Heed, C Ohio.
A MEV AGREEMENT UKELY.
Chicago. III., May 2. A meectog rf the
prntjdeatA of lite rUrB road has bMca
called for next Moody n'gnt U farther
consider the qatioa of a " organbt
Uonto take tba place of the Interstate
Commerce Hxilrvtui mmociMt yon. TacirfU
soori Pacific will I raytwited, sod
Charict Francis Adanw. of the L'nioo Pa
cific, has ascreed to U yrtumH Ut person.
President Manvel and (& Magooa. s
the Atchion. Tooele k, sxutt F will ar
nr in Cbrcro Siondj moraine: their
return frmn tbe we and will aueod Use
ronfereace- Toe Indkaiiooa are tbatt a
laat cSors. will be made to adopt a new
areeecnt, awl good ixaalts are eipc.d.
TURF VftMH ER8.
EUZAXrrH, N. J , 3fajr 5. WTasier o
today? races. Defends, OrWecsa, Prince
XasaviLLK. T-nn . May 2 Wjnrs ?
today' race. Coro Juhh, K 1Iw
ard, John Sherosaa, Aanie Bmwm. Ix s
ANOTHER 3AWK WCtM-Fa
CXJOXLX, X. J. 3Cy 2. -The Fide!j
Trust and Hm4 !& aomswy iun ct I
ed awyn-ut thh mminm. fHmrUt I
Work, the prassdent ot tt IssBstt
National baa, mkxk mtmm&m fsstsr-
ey. ris a
KILLED BY A BLOW.
A FATAL QUARREL OYER TRIVIAL
Dr. Pritelmrd, of Colchvater, Die3
from Injuries Inflicted by
Tlw Muruarar a Fugitive With, tie Sieriff
and a Fosse in Hot
Colonel T7. H. (Kaytoo Baforo tie 0oBgres
si'ooul Gonuaittee Ha Thinks His
Brother's Hinder W&s O&neatvsd
by iTorrilton Mea Aiwtasr
Ma& Who Sticks to tin
Special DtipstcnJe the Datty Kasfo.
COI.DWATJCK, Kan., May S. Last night,
alnntt 12 o'clock. S. W. Miles, an altoraey,
and Dr. G. AV. Prichard, both of this citv,
met on the crowing of Main .street and
Central avenue, and got into a dlspnto
over some trivial matter. Hot vrords n
Milted in Wows and Dr. Prichard vrns
Mrurk on the head with soroe Instrument,
supposed to Imj a revolver, in ih hand i.f
Miles, causing concussion of the brain,
from which ho died at 1 o'clock thte afU-r-iioon.
Miles fled as oou as he discovered what
he had dom. Sheriff Mclntrre and a poso
of men are in hot pursuit of the fnettivv.
Dr. Prichard was nn excellent phyluap,
an amiable gtmtleniau and highly rept t
ed in the coinmnnity. Mile wat hot tem
pered hut not considered quarreboMie or
viciou;.. lib wife is stricken with gnef.
Another Mrq Who Says that Hoopr Did
Louisville, Ivy., May 2. The south
hound Louisville & Nanhville train la6
night carried toward Little Rouk. Ark ,
probably tho only living witness who is
able to throw anu light on Uiu myatenoiw
murder of Hon John M..riHyton It wan
Mr. .lured Niter, wlm Uvea m Je3Vr.u
ville Mr. Sator inakwH the trip at the n
quest of. the ArkaniMu leKiaUitur. "Thu
innu who killed the Hon. John M ln
ton," he aald, "wa. I m flruilv conviin -I,
Thomas Hooper, ho died in L An' Wf
Oil., October 1 ! " lie thru j...
ceedod to tell about how iu iW
he hud removed from Jefferson villi t L "
Autfules, and how, while there, chanc had
led liim to an acquaintance with Hoopt-r.
Hooper was a poor old man who drove u
team and was liardly ablo to make a living
for himself and vufe. Mbfortuno camo
heavily upon him until ono day he wiw
v Icttil for tiou-pn) ment of ront. It was in
this condition that Satur found Hooper
and took him to IiIh home. According to
the-story Hooper told 6ater h (Hooper)
was born in Arkansas, near Plummers
ville, in Conwav county. Hooper's father
owned a colored man who remained rith
the family after hw freedom had lee.i
granted, who worked for an Interest in tho
t roj. Tho season of 1OT7 brought a Ix.uu
tiful yield. One day Jnclcson, the ner,
man, wa found murdered ami for eomo
reafcon sunpicion rested on tho Hooper fam
ily. A moo was organized to avmia tho
negro's death. Old man Hoopor wns kill
ed and the son barely ecaped with his
Hooper thus continued hla story to Fnterj
"Among the men who did ta bloody
work I reooKnlzed John M. Clayton, Cap
tain Matthews and another neighbori
"When they ware satwfled that life was ex
tinct thev mounted their hoTM. Jeered ut
my mother' xnef and mad away in H.o
darkness. Tlien 1 ventured from my t
treat and, with the assistance ot n r
mother, 1 cut down the body and the n-xt
day buried it. By the K"ve. Rt toe Unif
of the funoral, I made a fcoleinn vow that
I would not rest until I had hunUal down
his murderer and hlaln them.
"The following fsll I fcbot killed
Captain Matthews and the other raaa
( whoso name Mr. Satex doe not remem
ber a they were riding throtiKh the woodn.
1 whs hiding behind a tree, Suspicion wm
never directed towards me and their kill
ing was never tolved I had no pportut i
ty to kill Clayton Then I cam to '
fornia. I am going to mortgag my fana
and return to Arkansas and kill ClarV.n
SaterhajH that Hooper left California
and twenty days latr he read of the ki.i
ing of Clayton Afterwards Hooper r
turned and recounted to Sater how he Lad
gono to Arkansas found f layvm reading
a newspaper and shot awl killed him. Mr
Hater says that be told the offlcWsof tho
affair, bot they did not take boM of tin
cae Wsqm they thought the crWenco
This h the story he will tell the Arkansas
legislature Jt is widely at variance with
the fsUmaoy offered by Mrs. lleepur yes
terday. EELILTEDrr A FL0T.
Orion! OfeyUa Thinks Hii BcttWs Hs
dwtg la laorrg to May.
LrrrtE Horn, Ark., May TVj Clay,
ton Brerklnride invmtigatton eonuaitt"
held two we4on todar Colonel "W H
Clayton was examined at length. He Uu-l
about Ws going to 11nmmrriU on Janu
ary . lfc. the day after b heard of bu
broib-r'a death, lie said no owe m Pltim
inerviUe. offered him any sympathy sr sty
ailae: tfca th bow wes
etjmd, no ona was on ifc
M rests, and tha everybody aod-d
htm He tfcoofffet that the t
piracy to wtrder IDs brother im .o
rrrM In MwrMCA. sad Uftftt it w
kuowo to at ) twenty five men In Ut
Mnty that it wa to orenx. Hs bifcfrd
that his brother ws killed by OlrT T
Bentleyaad Bob Pat lis- was ttrrr.r
ronvtocsd tfeat tbe person wbo stafe ti.4
ballot box killed his broUwr. H' d s i
rnarxctb Democratic party wits trrriuz
rsuponsi sis tor Urn aim.
HEUEVZDOF A HUGE UM.
Dorrs. Col . Kay i-lt is report! Hero
tbatta Wells rmncZxpwm tmmuxr
on a SoBtbern Pndac Uttfl ws rotbd
but stent of tt,0M a I5nrll!e, lex.
Iartleabux of xh tvbttry can not yK v
ACTIttG U04.Y AT ROME.
Jtcrtrt. May In two tnstnnr odT
tne military oenartaawrt ena
eurM thirty pnswntrs. aaou whom wrs
a number of xnarratst The fcta s&d
qaA Qpon appearing en tbs cm
nsnal for tnetr datly earrtssts drree
Kivn an nvtaUeo by Umimoal" wnn lined
tft- root aJon wkvh tjr itJUX
bo addressed an '
tbr rzsmlMU sra promptly ny u
w:-.it'r. o4 bad4 vr ut ua wwj
TO E(LC r S'.-anUL" SUCCESSOR
ilAESlSBCaG. tj 2. Svrm f
Braver na bm- w Uemunn f - a
apses! election to ns ne-d e : -' -.
I tfc f Jlnr. for '!- '!
ilwsnnjrtJ.jfcanlnitnt n 1. rrr-jianuinliBlM.
Mia and clearing tne tre bate
restated by turfy tampered vronp t
Iatbev aftsirth soldier