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yol. xm, NO. 2.
WICHITA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY MOENENG MAY 21, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 1869.
ITS JURISDICTION OVER INTER
Debate on Mr. Wilson's Bill Sub
jecting Imported Liquors to the
Iys oftlie States.
Mr. Hoai Argues that Power Lay3 with
Congress to Remedy the Con
Senator Edmunds Believes in the Authority
of Local Legislation Mr. Vest Ex
plains the Chaotic Condition Like
ly If Interstate Commerce
May be Prohibited-Sugar
Schedules of the Tariff
"WAsniXGTOK, May 20. Mr. Stanford in
troduced a bill for loans on lands and said
that he would hereafter address the senate
on tho subject.
The senate then proceeded to consider
the bill referred from the judiciary com
mittee, subjecting imported liquors to the
provisions of the laws of the several
Mr. "Wilson, of Iowa, who had intro
duced tho bill in the first instance, and had
afterwards reported it back, addressed the
Benate in explanation and advocacy of it,
stating that it was made necessary by the
recent decision of the supreme court on that
subject. It was a response to the suggestion
contained in that decision that congress
couid permit the exercise of the restrain
ing nower of a state and it was for the pur
EQ'e of giving that permission that the bill
ad been introduced and reported. The
effect of it would be to leave each state in
the union to determino for itself what its
policy should be in regard to the traffic in
intoxicating liquors. Under that decision
of the supreme court the state of Iowa
could not prevent the citizens of other
btatcs or the subjects of Great Britain,
Prance or Germany from sending intoxi
cating liquors into the state of Iowa and
having tliem sold there in the original
packages by agents. At the present time
original package saloons were organized in
his stcto. The packages might be a pint
or a half pint of whisky or a keg or a bot
tle of beer. It was to put a stop to such
practice and to recognize in every state the
pow er to regulate its own internal policy
that the bill was reported.
Mr. Vest said that as a member of the
judiciary committee he had not been able
to agree with the majorit y in reporting the
bill because it would sween away the ex
clusive jurisdiction of the United States
over interstate commerce.
Mr. lngalls and Mr. Edmunds called for
the reading of the minority report (and it
was read), dissenting from the views of the
majority, signed by Messrs. Wilson of
Iowa, lngalls, Edmunds and Hoar. Tho
minority report had been accompanied by
a bill to provide that payment of any im
post or excise law should not exempt the
importer of an article from liability to the
laws of the state.
Mr. Vest resumed his argument against
the pending bill. The real question, he
Euid, was whether congress could
delegate a power vested in it by
the constitution to any state, or to
any number of states. He believed it could
not. Missouri would shut out one article
of interstate commerce. Kansas another,
Iowa another and South Carolina and so
on until there would be chaos from one end
of the union to the other.
At 2 o'clock the silver bill came up as
unfinished business and Mr. Allison moved
that it be laid aside informally in order to
continue the consideration of the measure
under discussion. The motion was agreed
to and the consideration of the bill as to
imported liquors was proceeded with.
Mr. Vest resumed his argument against
it. He would, ho said, state what
was the overwhelming consideration
with him. If this bill were passed
It would open Tip opportunities for a
buccessive series of such bills, just as the
emergencies or opinion of different states
might call for that sort of legislation.
The senate was now asked to enter tho do
main of the interstate commerce, vested
ext lusively in congress and to make an ex
ception as to alcoholic liquors, which the
supreme court had decided to be as much
an article of commerce as any other mer
chandise. How long would it be, he asked,
until another demand was made upon con-giv-.-
to give permission to all the states
to exclude something else, tobacco, for
instance. Ho asked senators to pause be
fore they threw that question into the
arena of congressional debate.
Mr McPheron asked Mr. Vest whether
the right to import au article implied the
right to sell.
Air. Vest replied in the nffimative and
quoted from the decision of Mr. Justice
M ttUevs of the supreme court in the caso
of Ward against Maryland to that etlect.
Mi Hoar argued in favor of the bill. If
tin u.ll were not within the legislative pow- j
er of congress than there was no move mis-1
erable nation on the lace of the earth than j
the United States. Unless what was pur- j
posed in this bill could be done, it would
fie the law in the United States for aU fu- !
tmv lime that anv person living in another
state or in a foreign country could send
intic..ting liquors into any state and
diP'e of it there through his agents and
tl'M it should not be competent for any
B. Ho autboritv to prohibit it.
V r Edmunds remarked upon it asa verv
o.r-'ius and intem-ting ci it ii instance that
a -vi'lition oimngs uau neeu leaoneu
w i.ere. according to t he debate and accord -ir
to the judgment of tho supreme court,
tl'p state hnd.no nower to1olsalg3v?tli the
subject and congross had ucpowrr to dea 1
with it. The result was thnu.Ghcre was in
every man ui one rtfttvauiuhereut.uindi
t uai, personal riejUt to-Jcatey into, any
6, ;te what ui&t state intght consider injur
ious to its safely, thorg" to Soil it, and t hat
congress had no power to stop it and that
t!o states could nottop it unless the cou
gress gave them that power. It was only
necessary to state such a proposition
to show that somewhere, either in
tho supreme court or in the
senate, there was a fault in the logic of
somebody. He did not feel over persuaded
or put in" a box by what the supreme court
hnd said. It might change its opinion
next year and sav that the rule should be
tho other way. He did not feel embar
rassed by the" fact that the supreme court
had taken the longest step ever taken
within a hundred years in the republic,
toward the centralization of power some
v here, either in the supremo court or in
congress. Ho did not believe in the cen
tralization of power. He believed in its
Fcgregation and separation in every re
spect. Speaking of tho importion of intoxicat
ing liquors into a stato, Mr. Edmunds
rlaimed that once they got there they were
fwhpther in the hands of natives or not)
tlv subject of state Laws and that was what J
tne "supreme court oi me luucu mios
would come to within the next twenty
viars It might be that that would inter
fere with therevenue of the United States.
3 Jut the power of the United States to reg
ulite coimnetce and levy taxes was no
irrnatr within its .vnhere than the power
cf the states to deal with the commodities
and the conduct of its people within their J
sphere. .Both powers were supreme ana
each had to te exerted in its own
order. The constitution had declared that
congress should have the power to regu
late commerce among the states and left
to the states the power to deal with the
objects of commerce after they got there.
After further discussion the oill went
over without action and the senate pro
ceeded to tho consideration of the resolu
tions offered by Mr. Cameron in,respect to
the memory of the late Representative Will
iam D. Kelly, of Pennsylvania. Remarks in
eulogy of the character and public services
of Mr. Kelly were made by Senators Cam
eron, Morrill, Reagan, Sherman, Hamp
ton, Hawley and Daniel.
At the close of the eulogies the senate,
as further mark of respect to the memory
of Mr. Kelly adjourned.
NO CHANGE IN SUGAB.
An Amendment by Mr. McKenna Voted
Down The Proceedings.
Washington, May 20. A conference
was ordered on the District of Columbia
appropriation bill and then the house
went into committee of the whole (Mr.
Grosvenor, of Ohio, in the chair) on the
Mr. Henderson, of North Carolina, of
fered an amendment abolishing the mini
mum punishment for violation of the in
ternal revenue laws.
Mr. McKenna, of California, moved to
amend the sugar schedule so as to provide
as follows: All sugars not above No. 13
dutch standard in color shall pay duty on
the polarized test as follows: All sugars
not above No. 13 dutch standard in color,
all tank bottoms syrups of cane, juice or
of beet juice malade, concentrated melade
concrete and concentrated molasses, test
ing by the polariscope not above 75 de
grees shall pay a duty of .94 per cent per
pound and for every additional degree or
fraction of a degree shown by the polari
scopo test, they shall nay .03 of a cent per
pound additional. All sugars above No. 13
D. S. in color sh.nll be classified by tne D.
S., or shall pay duty as follows: All sugar
above No. 13 and not above No. 1G D. S.,
1.79 cents per pound. All sugar above No.
16 and not above No. 20 D. S., 1.99 cents per
pound. All sugars above No. 20 D. S., 2. 19
cents per pound. Molasses testing not
above 5G degrees by the polariscope shall
pay a duty of 2 cents per gallon. Molasses
testing above 56 degrees shall pay a duty
of 4 cents per gallon.
Mr. McKenna spoke in support of his
Then followed considerable discussion of
the subject, which was indulged in by Mr.
Cannon, of Illinois, Mr. Price, of Louis
iana. Mr. Morrow, of California, and Mr.
McKinley. Mr. Price and Mr. Morrow
supported the amendment and Mr. Cannon
opposed it, while Mr. McKinley in closing
the argument gavo his reasons why the
sugar schedule of the bill should remain
unchanged. The McKenna amendment
was rejected 115 to 134, Messrs. Mc
Kenna, Morrow, O'Neill, of Pennsylvania;
Harmer, Dehaven, Bartine, Vandever,
Dorsey, Kerr, of Iowa; Coleman and Rey
burn, voting in the affirmative.
On motion of Mr. McKinley amendments
were adopted reducing from 14 to 11 cents
per cubic toot the duty on tin, manufac
tured or undressed stone or other building
or monumental stone except marble not
otherwise provided for and from 50 to 40
per cent on hewn, dressed or polished stone
of the same character. Mr. McKinley alo
offered an amendment fixing the duty on
shot guns valued at no more than $12 at
35 per cent; valued at more than 12, at 40
per cent; pistols and revolvers 35 per cent.
Mr. .McKinley offered a long amendment,
the substance of which was to impose a tax
of 5 cents a gallon upon alcohol used in
the manufacture of vinegar and putting
that manufacture under the superin
tendence of the commissioner of internal
Mr. Sawyer, of New York, offered a sub
stitute for the amendment, having for its
object the taking away from the manu
facturers of white wine vinegar all right to
distill alcohol, but giving them power to
buy alcohol under certain restrictions.
After three hours of confusion and in
attention, during which tho amendment
was read, but not the substitute, order
was restored but without au attempt
to vote upon the pending amendments
the committee settled down to listen to a
general discussion of tho details of the bill
aud amendments under the live minute
Mr. Sawyer's subsitute was rejected, 45
to 9-1, and the committee amendment was
Mr. McKinley asked that unanimous
consent be given for gentlemen to print
amendments in the Record.
Mr. Henderson, of Iowa What good
docs that do? I offered an amendment
yesterday restoring the present duty on
wool and woolens, and I want a vote on it.
Applause on Democratic side.
A motion to rise was agreed to SI to 44
amid a great deal of confusion, and the
house, at 11:20 adjourned.
A Bill Providing for Establishment of a
Land Loan Bureau.
Washinnton, May 20. The bill intro
duced by Senator Stanford provides for the
establishment of a land loan bureau in the
treasury department. The chief and deputy
chief sliall bo appointed -by the president
with salaries of $0,000 and ?5,00 respective
ly. The secretary of the treasury is au
thorized to prepare, ready for issue. United
States circulating notes of the denomina
tion of $5. $10, $20. Sk), $100, $500 and $1,000.
to the amounts as they become necessary
to be placed to the credit of the land j
loan bureau. These notes "-hall be '
full legal tender for public and :
private debts except for interest on
the public debt or for redemption of the
national currency. Any citizen of the ,
Unitod States, or any person who has de
clared his intention to become such, who
owns unincumoered agricultural land,
may apply to the land loan bureau for a
loan, to be secured by lien on such land,
the loan not to exceed half the assessed
value of the laud. No loan sliall be made
upon land of less than $500 in value, nor in
sums los than $250, nor for a longer time
than twenty years. The loans shall bear
interest . "the rate of 2 per cent per an
num, payable annually, and may be paid j
at any time in sums of not le-s than 25 per j
cent of the whole amount. Tho secretary
of tho treasury stiall cancel and retire cir
culating notes equal to the payments made
on loans, and in case payment is made in
other currency of tho United States he
shall cancel an equal amount of tho notes
issued under this act. Iu case of default
of payment of interest or principal ot the
loan the chief of the bureau may order a
foreclosure of the lien in a United States
circuit court. Counsel fees in any case
shall be added to the judgment but shall
not exceed $500. The bill provides that
"the rule of the common law that statutes
in derogation thereof are to be strictly
construed shall have no application to this
act. This act establishes the law respect
ing the subject to which it relates and its
provisions and all proceedings under it are
to be liberally construed with a view to
effect its object"
AN EMIGRANT STEAMER WRECKED.
London. May 20. The British steamer,
Dacco, f roui Loudon April 30, for Brisbane,
struck upon the Dardeuellu reef, in the
Rod sea, on Friday last. The reef is 400
miles from Suez iii the direct track of nav
igation, and a few inches above the sea at
low water. The steamer carried, all told.
419 persons, most of whom were young
female emigrants. The passenger took
refuge on the reef, a few ot them being ac
commodated, and a few were standing on
rock. Many of the latter were compelled
to stand in water up to their waists. Most
of the passengers lost their clothing.
The British steamer. Rosarie. from Bom
bay. May 5. for Ode-a. barelv succeeded in
rescuing the orticers and crew of the Dacco
before she .ank. The Briti-di steamer.
Palcotta. from Greenrock. with coal front
Calcutta, took the passenger off the reef
and afterwards took theDneeos officers
and crew from the Rosario and landed them
all at Suez Sunday.
IOWAS WILL TREAT.
THEIR RELUCTANCE REALLY BUT
Firm Believe Obtains
Them that They Own the
Something of Their History and Oooupancy
of the Lands Parleying with
Captain Osborne Brought Out by Alliance
Men to Ruu Against McUall in
the Sixth District The Terri
torial Presa Convention
Meeting at Purcell
Guthrie, Ok., May 20. Information re
ceived from the Iowa reservation is that
after the feast of yesterday, which con
sisted of two fine bullocks, the Iudians
were a little more sociable. Judge Wilson
smoked the pipe of peace with Chief To
Ilee and Governor Jerome pleasantly
caressed a papoose of 3 years. The facts
are that the Iowas intend to treat with
the commission. Tho Indians have told
the newspaper men as much. However,
it is likely they will delay matters as long
Squaw men from the Kickapoo reserva
tion bring the information that the Kick
apoos, while preparing to bluff the com
mission, at the same time are quarreling
among themselves for tho best of the
claims. From the same source informa
tion comes that the Pottawatomies are
selecting their quarter sections.
The Iowas hold their reservation by an
executive order issued by President Ar
thur, and they have no title whatever to
the 200,000 acres of good farm land it con
tains. There are only eighty-three mem
bers in the tribe and these consist largely
of old bucks and squaws.
Although they have no title to their
land, yet they firmly believe they own it.
They regard President Arthur's order as a
deed in fee simple because it sa3s that the
reservation shall be their permanent home.
They can not understand how it is that one
great father can ignore the acts of the pre
ceding great father. All the contracts and
state acts of their own head chief are kept
sacred and inviolate after the death of the
chief. What Blackhawk said fifty years
ago is sacred to them today. Tho toma
hawk that Blackhawk used in his many
battles is to the Iowas today, when intro
duced in their councils, an indication that
war is expected. April 22 that old toma
hawk was brought to Guthrie, and after
nightfall a.couucil was held and the relic
placed on a hastily improvised mound.
The constituency of the famous Black
hawk has dwindled and shrivelled. The
warlike proud spirit of the tribe in the
days gone by has been gradually broken
by disastrous war and the policy of the
government in treating the Indian like a
pensioner of the helpless ward of the white
man. He has become a mendicant and
perfectly incapable of self reliance.
The opening of the Iowa reservation is
of prime importance to Guthrie and also
to Oklahoma. The lands of Oklahoma
were not nearly adequate to satisfy the de
mands of the settlers. In the Guthrie dis
trict there have been GOO more homestead
filings placed on record at the land office
than there are claims, and there are nearly
2,' 00 contests awaiting a hearing.
The committee, after wandering around
for trtventy-four hour, were finally brought
to the Iowa village by two Indian
scouts and Mr. Herbert Wolcott and E. H.
Davis, who went out in search of them.
Immediately after arriving Governor
Jerome insisted on holding a conference
with the head men of the tribe. The In
dians were all full of talk, and after the
commission had listened to them for four
hours the red men absolutely refused to
hear speeches until after the commission
had given them a feast.
The Indian acting jus spokesman Medi
cine Horse, next in rank to Chief To-Hee
assumed a dramatic attitude, and placing
his hand on his stomach, said: "Ta-ha-stel,"
which in English means "stomach
There does not seem the least doubt but
that the commission will now succeed, as
means are at work that will accomplish
this end. If successful, obout 2SO,000 acres
of laud will be opened up just east of this
ITEMS FROM THE FORT.
Fort Heno, I. T., May 19. Special Cor
respondence. A dance of some magni
tude is just now in progress at the Indian
camp below the fort. It i the annual
'Tain dance." To judge from tho yells
and music it will be a good year for crops.
Bids for delivers of 2,000 cords of wood
at this post, were opened Saturday. The
lowest bidders were Peter Haddan and
W. D. Moore, of Junction City, Kan., who
offer to deliver hard wood for $0.49 from
Council Grove and for $5 99, if permitted
to obtain it at other places. They will
probably be awarded the contract.
The construction of two new cavalry
stables and two blacksmith shops, tor
which Mr. Leik, of Leavenworth, has tho
contract, has been delayed on account of
the contractor failing to comply with the
terms of his contract.
Muyor Dobson, Commissioner Voss and
Mr. Jenkins, of Reno City, and Mayor
Longendj'ke, of the new El Reno, have
beeif appointed a committee to wait on
Governor Steele upon his arrival at Guth
rie. Fishing and snipe shooting has been ex
cellent in and about Reno City and tho
new El Reno lately, but neither hook, line
or shot gun could "catch the county seat.
PREPARING FOR THE FAIR.
Special Dispatch to the Dally Eagle.
Kiowa, Kan., May 20. Today several
car loads of Barber county cattle and hogs
were shipped over the Missouri Pacific rail
way to Wichita; also a match pair of Bar
ber county horses, 17K hands high; weight
The next annual fair of the Barber
County Drivinsr Park and Agricultural as
sociation will be October 1. 2d and 3d. In
anticipation of there being many home
seekers and strangers in Kansas at that
time, through the efforts of the Kansas
bureau of immigration, and the positive
opening of the Cherokee strip, the people
of Barber county intend to make tne ex
hibit of farm and horticultural products j
excel any previous record.
Several wagon loads of fence wire are
daily coming "in from the Cherokee strip
ranches, to "be vacated October 1. The
wire is being bought up by parties who are
now here waiting for the opening of the
strip, intendingto use it to fence their
JUDGE FOSTER AT KINGFISHER.
Kingfisher, Ok., May :. Special
Correspondence. Judge Foster, of Kan
sas, arrived in the city last Saturday on
t he noon train and that e veiling a grand
reception and banquet was given him un
der the auspices of the liar a.-sociljon. at
the Hublw.rd IIoum. Plates woro laid fur
forty-four ;n the long dinintc hall and the J
tables were handsomely decorated with J
flowers and iadened with all the delicacies
of the eou. aftor which Judce Foster
was called upon and responded in hi-usual
gentle ami effective way. Toasts were
given and responded to by a number of
the attorneys present. The Capital band
furnished music for the occasion.
The Judge left today for El Reno in
company with his nephew, United States
Commissioner Fred Rogers.
NOT A LARGE ATTENDANCE.
Special dispatch to the Daily Eagle.
Purcell, I. T., May 20. Not a great
many are in attendance at the Territorial
Press association meeting but thosa who
are here are having a good. time. A big
dance was given at the Clifton hotel to
night in honor of the association. The
crowd enjoyed the danco until 2 o'clock a.
m., when a number of them started on a
trip to Galveston, New Orleans and other
points. Tho citizens made great prepara
tions and there should have oeen a much
The folio-wing officers were elected for
the coming year: President. H. T. Miller,
of the Purcell Topic; vice president, J.
Hubbard, of the Muskogee Phoenix; secre
tary, Ed. P. Ingle, ot Norman Advance
and treasurer, Walter Ellis, of tho King
fisher World. An excursion to Galveston
was postponed till October on account of
Governor Steele's reception at Guthrie on
next Thursday, which most of the mem
bers of the association desired to attend.
AH ALLIANCE CANDIDATE.
Captain E. S. Osborne to b8 Pitted Against
Stockton, Kan., May 20. At a regular
meeting of Ash Park Alliance No. 2103,
Rooks county, Kansas, at which members
were present from the counties of Osborne,
Smith and Phillips, it was unanimously
decided to place the name of Captain R.
S. Osborne, of Osborne county, Kansas,be
fore the Alliance and people us a candi
date for congress from the Sixth congres
Captain Osborne has been a successful
farmer in Osborne county for nearly
twenty years. He is also recognized as one
of the'first orators in northwest Kansas.
He enlisted during the late war on May 25,
1561, in Company F, Seventeenth Illinois
infantry, and was discharged May 1. 1S83,
on account of disability. He re-enlisted
and served until the close of the war cap
tain of Company F, One Hundred and
Fortieth regiment Illinois infantry. He is
an active member of General Bill post of
the Grand Army of tho Republic, Alton,
Osborne county, Kansas. Captain Os
borne is well-known by most of the dis
trict. SUNDAY SCHOOLS.
Tenth. Annual Convention of the Christians
Atchisox, Kan., May 20. The tenth an
nual convention of the State Sunday
School association of the Christian church
began its session here today in the Chris;
tian church. Quite a large number of cb4
egates from Kansas. Missouri and Illinois
have arrived, and many moreare expected.
Arrangements have been mae for enter
tainment of 500 delegates aud fully that
number will be in attendance by tomor
The exercises were opened at 4 p. m. to
day with an interesting children's meet
ing, Rev. M. M. Gode, of St. Joe, delivered
an address, this evening Rev. B. B. Tyler,
of New York delivered an address.
Tomorrow evening Rev. F. M. Raines,
of Topeka, secretary of the national church
fund, and other prominent clergymen and
lay workers of the denomination, are and
will be in attendance during the conven
tion which will continue until Friday.
The meetings are presided over by II. C.
Rash, of Salina, president of the associa
tion. EOECE IP NECESSAEY.
What Will be Used to Prevent the
Topeka, Kan., May 20. Attorney Gen
eral Kellogg and County Attorney "Welch
were in consultation today on the question
of the original package question in Tope
ka. All they would vouchsafe of their
plans was that a move would shortly be
made by the anthortiles. Every move
ment of the original packago dealers is
being closely watched. A prosecuting
officer stated that ho was satisfied the
dealers had gone too far and that they
were therefore liable to prosecution. The
indignation of the- temperance people
against the whiskj dealers who have at
tempeted to reinstate the liquor traffic in
Topeka has advanced to such a pitch that
a secret organization has been effected,
so it is stated, to compel by force if neces
sary, a discontinuance of the sale of liquor.
CATTLEMEN OBEYING THE ORDER.
Akkaxsas Citv, Kan., May 20.
Tho statement made the cattle
men are bringing additional herr s
into the Cherokee strip is erroneous ana
consequently does them great injustice.
The correspondent has just had an inter
view with Colonel G. W. Parker, the spe
cial agent who was senthere by the govei-n-mentto
investigate the complaints, and
he reports that aU of the cattle brought in
are unloaded and immediately put upon
the different Indian reservations where
the unexpired leases are held. These
reservations were not included in the order
from the intarior department, except to
prohibit the execution of new leases. The
order is being strictly obeyed.
EX-GOVERNOR HARVEY FOR CON
GRESS. Jcnction Cm. Kan., Mav 20. Ex
Governor James M. Harvey, who resides
on his farm near Milford, Geary county,
was a member of the Kansas house, and
was then state senator. He wa elected
governor in ls&s and served two terms. In
1873 he was chosen L'nited States senator
to fill the vacancy caused by the resigna
tion of Alexander Caldwell. He has been
bronght out for congressman in the Fifth
district against John A. Anderson. Tho
governor has not yet given his consent,
nt friends have decided to put him in the
MUCH ENTHUSIASM SHOWN.
Sprcial dUpatch to the Daily Easle.
AP.KAKSAS Citt, Kan., May 20. The
resubmission Republican meeting held
hero tonight was well attended and ad
dressed by George W. Clement and O. H.
Bentley, of Wichita. They earnestly and
forcibly presented the arguments for re
submission and urged prompt action in
the Kne of working for an extra session of
Much enthusiasm was shown. It is
thought a large delegation of leading
business men will attend the meeting at
Topeka on the 23rd inst.
PILLSBURY WILL BUILD NEW MILLS.
Kansas Citt, Mo., May 20. The Jour
nal tomorrow will say that Pillsbury is
about to build at Kansas City, Kan., a
system of flour mills similar to those re
cently sold by him to the English syndi
cate. " Mr. PflL-bnry. with other Minneapo
1 s capitalists, has already built one grain
elevator at that place with a capacity of
1.3XI.009 bushels and has completed ar
rangements for the construction of 1.0-0
barrel mill. Work on the latter structure
will be commenced within a fortnight.
SILENCED THE CROAKERS.
HOLTO Kan., May "JO A good rain vis
ited thL. section thisforenoon. which, add
ed to what fell htt Saturday night, sup
plied ju the motstnre needed to mauire
the wheat crop and start corn sod flax to
growing and silence the croakers who are
alw&y- so ready to predict a drought.
WILL MEET IN HOLTON.
Holtox. Kan., Mav 20. hairmo Sam
uel X. Johnson, of tiot, b called the
First ConirressJooJil distric RepttbUean
Central commiUee to meet ia this eny
Thursday, the :2th fesiant, sj Sactocr
LAI? FOR EMITMG.
THE VICIOUS TENDENCY OF MOD
England's Wide-Spread Socialist
Legislation Assailed in the
Honse of Lords.
State Help Substituted for Self-Help to a
Deplorable Degree Lord Salis
bury Makes Defense.
Even Socialism Justified by Proper Enact
ments Mr- Gladstone Believes that
Ireland's Salvation Will be "Worked
by the Inborn Justice of
LoNDOS', May 20. In tho house of lords
today the Earl of Wemiss and Marsh, lib
eral conservative, denounced the tendency
of the government towards socialist leg
islation. Parliament, he declared, seemed
ready to do anything in the shape of grand
motherly legislation and to meddle with
affairs that ought to be left to private
initiative, like workmen's houses, the pay
ment of wages and feeding and education
of the poor. The London county coun
cil, he said.was especially inclined to pred
atory objects and fostered projects to
abolish leasehold and deprive landlords
of their ground rents. They pro
pose to take by compulsion and wit hout
compensation property belonging to the
city guilds in order to apply it to what
they called industrial schemes. Serious
legislative bodies ought to look where so
cialism was leading. It was not land alone,
j but every kind of property that was
threatened. Jbreedom or contract and
freedom of private enterprise were assail
ed. State help was substituted for self
help, thus destro3'ing the fiber of the na
tion. Lord Salisbury, the prime minister, ad
mitted the existence of a strong tendency
to lean upon the state on every
occasion. Atrainst this, he said, the
I government must guard. If they im
posed upon the state burdens beyond its
power to bear they would create an indefi
nite source of expense, and would ulti
mately produce unlimited corruption.
Socialism might be defined as the state
doing something that might be done by
private persons for the sake of gain. Some
I times this would be a very unwise thing
to do. mere was notning so socialistic as
the mint and post otlice, yet at the same
time there was nothing more justifiable.
It was not practical policy to classify leg
islative proposals or otherwise. Ev
ery subject ought to be treated on
its own merits. Too much importance.
Lord Salisbury declared, was attached
to the doings of socialism. The public
could be trusted to fiud out what practical
good lies behind the socialist doctrine.
Nobody not absolutely blind could deny
the existence of great ruins from which
arose the socialist problem and action in
industrial and other causes produced great
"We are determined to do all we can to
remedy these evils even if we become
socialists, knowing we are right, on no
new principal or striking out on no new
route but simplj; pursuing the long and
healthy trend of English tradition."
Lord Saisbury's remarks were received
BRITISH GRAIN TRADE.
LOXDOX, May 20. The Mark Lane Ex
press in its weekly review of the British
grain trade, says: The weather favors the
growth of wheat, which is strong, regular
and hardy. Beans, peas and spring corn
look well. Continental advices are satis
factory. It is estimated that a little above
1,000,000 quarters of Englislf wheat of 1SS9
remain to be disposed of. This, together
with the fair quality of the offerings,
hardened prices. The sales of English
wheat during the week were 81,719 quar
ters at 32s od per quarter, against 04.14S
quarters at 29s lid per quarter during the
corresponding week last year. Tho flour
trade lias been dull, but prices have been
fairly firm. In consequence of heavy im
port" trade imported llour and wheat have
recided a point or two. Beans and oats ha vo
been firm. The trade has been against
sellers of barley, peas and maize. The Lon
don holders of maize have been decidedly
firm in spite of the heavy decline in the
Today the weather was against the
sellers "of wheat aud spring corn. The
market was inactive, and the speculative
inquiry slackened. This is regarded an
temporary. Holders were firmer. Tho
finest English wheat was a shilling dearer,
while oruinary was unchanged. Fine
Australian, the best California and good
Russian was firm. Flour was in fair re
quest and firm. Barley was slow. Ameri
can oats were 3d dearer. Beans and peas
were firmer Flat and round maize were
3d lower. Yellow was steady.
THE HOPE OF IRELAND.
Loxdox, May 20. Mr. Gladstone spoke
to a large meeting today at Lincoln on the
Foliticar situation. In discussing the
rish question he said the hope of Ireland
could not be expocted to find realization
through the peers and privileged classes of
the realm. Where it looked was to the
heart and sympathy, the simple justice
and love of liberty which had ever charac
terized the British people. He was confi
dent that, under the blessings of heaven,
the people would declare for Ireland's
right at the first opportunity they might
have to make their voice heard.
Speaking at Spatding yesterday, Mr.
Gladstone said he would welcome a disso
lution of parliament as an appeal to the
MARRIED A BELGIAN PRINCE.
Pari'. Mav 20. The marriage of Mis
Clare Ward and Prince Decaramar Chi
may, son of Prince de Chlmav, Belgian
minister of foreign affairs, took place at
the Xunciate in this city today. The wit
nesses for the bride were Mr. Whitelaw
Reid. the American minister to France,
and Lord Lutton, the British minister.
FATAL FIGHT WITH STRIKERS.
PRAGCE,May 20. The striking miners
at Piben today made a raid on the pita aod
forted the men who were at work t-o qnlt.
Troops were sent for to suppress the dis
order and upon their arrival they had a
collision with the rioUms workmen. The
soldiers fired upon the striker, killing five
and wounding -even of them.
SOLICITOR NEVTON SENTENCED.
LoxioX. May 30. Arthur Newton, the
solicitor who pfeadfd guilty to the charge
of conniving to deeiu juslie by ttfa.;
certain persons tbargd wiih complicity in
the Cleveland strtrft seofai! to txoie
wasarraienad for )tulmoi VoUj H
was mteocd to imptiioomeBt for ix
Lovdov, May 30 Ex-t?oti Iwlv-Ha of
Spain is in lwkw. Sh wil Tteit Qoea
ictona at Windx?.
PAW. May 20. The 4toatioa ia the
raiaimr district of Ganl ha. improrM.
May of tk toiaer. hmre mmmed work.
SlLBA. .Mat 3B Work fe iwtaT Ksa
ed at Use yaiea best Ths tcrwa traa5ttl.
WESTERNERS AT THE CAPITAL.
Washington, May 20. General John H.
Rice, of Fort Scott, today called attention
to an inaccuracy in the Associated Press
report of the testimony given by ex-Congressman
Moore, of Tennessee, Before the
senate committee on commerce. Mr.
Moore's testimony as given before the
committee was as follows: "Prior to the
great floods of 1SS2 1 had been of tho opin
ion that a combination of outlet and levee
systems was the proper solution to the
vexed question of Mississippi river
improvement, but since tho appoint
ment by congress of the river commission
I have carefully watched the progress of
their work and carefully noted its practical
effects upon the navigability of the river
and am now a convert to the efficiency of
their theory of treatment, which is also
indorsed by the entire corps oL engineers."
Senator Plumb today presented a numer
ously signed petition from citizens of Kan
sas, praying for the passage of laws for the
perpetuation of the national banking sys
tem under which the interest of depositors
is protected by government supervision.
A number of ex-soldiers of Miami coun
ty, Kansas, petition congress to pass a ser
vice pension bill.
Representative Wilson, of Missouri, laid
before the house today a petition signed
by a florist of St. Joseph. The petition
protests against tho proposed increase of
duty on articles kept in stock by florist
and which are not produced in this coun
try. Congressman Peters, of Kansas, who I
in poor health, did not leave for Fortress
Monroe until this evening.
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
Washington, May 20. Pensions were
granted Kansans as follows: Original
Gust Byrne, Chapman; John A. Duncan,
El Dorado; Adam B. Miller, Great Rend;
Cassius L. Cline. Wellington: Daniel
Blosser, Clifton; AVilliam D. Harkwick,
Paola, (old war): John Duftin. Fort Leav
enworth; David Levan, Ash Valley; Charles
Handerson, Harlan; Richard Brown, To
peka: Walter Keesey, New Salem; Corydon
Williams, Ellis; Sherman X. Pierce.
Mariou: Michael Fleck, Aaclede, Linneaus
M. Williams, Girard; Joseph A. Grace,
Arkansas Citv; Thomas J. Boraiii, Cherry
vale; George Burton, Hallowell. Restora
tion and increase (Old war) Thomas
J. Owens, Blue Mound. Increase .lames
C. Deener, Ottawa; Stephen Shonnan, Sen
eca; Horace Hayes, Aitoona: Samuel J.
Hayes, Saratoga; Calvin Stanley, Con
cordia: Manrice Kelleher, Burlington;
Alex Case. Neas City; Nathan W. Rider,
Bassettsville; Carol us Voorhees, Attica;
James A. Boyden, Towanda. Reissue
Dixon M. Towlo, Wilson; W B. Campbell,
Vniontown; Daniel GallUan, Leavenworth:
John F Belt. Loncton: Garrett I'errine,
Columbus. Reissue and increase Andrew j
j. .Burnetc, Jeai. unginai wuiows voi
gail H.. widowaoC.John B. Hodges, Men
dan; minora of John H. Read, Coffeyville.
TO PREVENT ORIGINAL PACKAGES.
Washington. May 20. Representative
j Sweeney, of Iowa, today briefly addressed
tne nouse committee oucuiiiiiieri;o m iiimr
i of the bill to amend the interstate act so
I as to forbid, the bringing into a state of
liquor in original packages where tuo state
law prohibits such importation.
BOSTON'S AffTI-BAB LAW.
The Bean-Eaters Must Now Take Their
Liquor Sitting Down.
BOSTON, Mass.. May 20. Bostonians to
night take their la -a perpendicular drinks.
To-morrow the old anti-bar law will bo
put in force, and all thirsty citizens mut
sit at little tables and have their drinks
brought to them by a waiter. Already
the drinkers in many places have for
the last time looked into tho glare
of the mahogany and. smiled at tho
reflection of their own jollj faces. Just
what is to take the place of the thoroughly
American bar is not yet decided. It is
safe to say that the small table will b
found tomorrow everywhere, and in some
instances' the bar structure will bo re
moved, but what eems to be the most
popular idea just at present is to fix up
the counters with brass railings like a
bonk's counter. Behind this counter the
now gloomy bartender will hide his frowns
and his troubles, bottles and other
things of that ilk. The?e rails are
to he in some instances as high
as three feet, in order that no drinks can
bo passed over them. In most cases a lit
tle doorway has been cut through tha bar.
The instructions given by the jKlice com
missioners are a trifle vague and will not
necessitate the removal of the bars. A man
may build a screen in front of his bar, or
he mav pile a stack of lager beer lwxes or
any other material upon it, anything in
fact, as long as ho does not and can not
dispose of liquor over it. Barkeepers are
particularly cautioned not to give drinks
to a person who is standing. All must be
seated. Today was a busy day in nearly
all of the bar rooms, and from an early
hour this morning the proprietors and
their employes were busily engaged in re
furnishing their places in readiness for the
morrow. The liquor can be drawn behind
the bar as heretofore, and the glares
when filled mav be deposited upon it. bur
the waiters will be obliged to go behind
the Mr and get the liquor or ulw paws
through the arched openings which have
been cut for that especial purpose.
In the big bar room of oung's hotel to
night everyone is sitting at tables. A wire
netting like that used in baae-ball grand
stands fences in the bar, and through an
opening in front the waiters are dodginac
in and out. Tho Tremont house bar to
night is a marble desert bereft of even onj
amber colored oasis, the screen and arch
way are being put in placo. In Conklin's
the miniature floor space Is being; fllld
with little cirrulir tables not mora tbn
two feet in diameter.
There is much confusion and anxiety in
regard to another cUue of ti anti
bar law, which provides that liquor
shall be furnished only with mealn.
The bar people have txjHieged the
cemmisfiioner's ofiJre all day to
learn what constituted a meal If a
cracker would go. So far ther hare ob
tained no satisfactory answer, and are In
doubt if the oommiioirs will tmforr
t hat part of the clause. SeY?ral oft be
hotel keeper, in order to be on the safe
eide, have intrncU-d their barkeepers to
fnrnish drinks only t sch ha order a
meal from the hotel bill of fare. Saloon
keepers who hare no restaurant attached
are in an uixay tatc of mind, and alto-
f ether tb situation is on mixed a a Man
MALE OFFICIALS NO.
Edoektox, Plan , May 20 At the Jee
tion held to nil the Tucancten caaMjd by tbe
ro-ignation of the ladr eity officials, tb
following officers wpt elect!: Mayor, G
W Scott: police jodge. M. I Carwo; cou
ciimen, w. H. Kelly. Will Dy, T. S. Grtr,
M Cristler aad P. lioran.
There soemod to be no iBrert tkn but
to fill the rjuamcx. It -win the none,
election had hre for yean All the bm
elected are good MttetAstul dttzau.
THE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
ToTEXA, Katt-. ly 30 Theraod k4x?s
of the KnitebU of Pythfaw coavmed ia
represootatiT- bull tht moraing. Grand
CbaaMllor Morgae Caraway, of Great
Hnd. prenicW. A kw? jmaZt-r of
koisfctc wr ia atitMbuMy aad thin irrrtk
ing to aambr wm wellrd to SMJi. Tim
order ha a nmb?riup ia Koa of 10,
DO, an tacreafte darmxth ywar jaC dkd
of .AJ A sraad pomade of Ibm Uniterm
Bank will b-e btM tumerw aterno.
PRESIDENT GARFIELD'S REMAINS HE
KtOVEO. f 'LCTELAVD. O . May SO At a eariy
hour tht aorawt wh Laaeview Caa
tery w qa ttrm from -tlum the t
nuun i PmddVot Garfield wa xaaaovwd
from the pnbiie vault u the ryot ia ta
moaaavttc. Taiai Uaar feat mwumc pre.
The reman of la pra-fcira' mataer
wrt teo rwawmrf to tao mmmmemt ibdi
is ta be dadtettorf as JklscaarUiater.
CONTROL OF THE KOAD PASSES
TO TEE SAXTA FE.
A Deal Adding Fourteen Hundred
. Miles to the System of the
The Papers to the Transaction Will Proba-
bly be Signed Today and Details
Failure of the Santa Pa Voting Trust Pro
position. Announced Heavy Guts
in Ohicairo - Seaboard
Grain and Provision
Bates News from
NEW York, Mav 20. The principal own
ers of the St. Louis & San Fraacisoo rail
road stated this afternoon that the control
of the company had bren absolutely mold
to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa l'e com
pany. The legal papers neewsary to the
transfer had not oeen signed bnt would
probably be tomorrow and then thr full
details of the deal would be made public
This deal adds 1,400 miles of road to the
Atchison system bwddes giving It absolute
control of the Atlantic & Pacific railroad.
THE VOTING TRUST FAILS.
Boston, Mass.. May 3X -The Atchison
directors met today and voted to announce
the failure of the voting trust proposition.
Circulars will be burned informing utock
holder of this action. Some SOu.OCO shares
were deposited under tho call 60)00 sham
promised have not been deposited. Other
action is betieved to have been taken
whereby the abandonment of the trust idea
will work no harm to tho property, or. se
CUT BY THE NORTHWESTERN.
Chicago, 111., May 0. Tho Chicago Ss
North wo torn railway this morning inado
a f5 rate both ways between Cbiengqand
Omnha to apply locally. To pomtt be
yond Omaha a i'A rat was xnado lor basing
purposes. The $5 rate was made to pro
tect tho rates between local points and tho
i"t rate to meet thut of it competitor on
through business. Tho Chicago, Mllwau
keo & St. Paul this morning met the $.'l
rate of its competitors between Chicago
and St, Paul and Minneapolis, both wayw
A CUT TO THE SEABOARD.
Chicago, 111.. May 20. Tho recent
threat of tho' Lako Shore road to roduon
the rate on oats to tho basis ofSJO cent a
hundred pounds, Chicago to Now York,
and to mnko similar reduction-! on pro
visions, livo hogs, etc., was put into uxocu
tion today. At tho mertingof tho Chicago
froight committee of the Contra! Traffic
association the Iako Shore pooplo
announced that thy would wait
no longer to moot the coinpctotlon
of roads that wore secretly manip
ulating rate. All tho Interstato lino de
cided to tako similar notion beginning I
next Monday. Tho rail rnto on hulk
meats from Chicago to Xhw York will ho
80 cents a 100 pound instond of 35 as at
present. All provisions and llvo liog
will be 25 cents instead of 90, ami on oat
and oil cako It will ha 35 rents inlod of
1T2. Tho rates on thoso article to inter
mediate points will bo proportionately re
duced. THE HUNTINGTON-VILLARD DEAL.
Nkw York. Mav 20. Tb announce
mont made yesterday of tho bhj deal ho
tweon C. P. Huntington and ifeiiry V1
lard, by which thoto two Wall straw! (,'
liato- gain control of tha Pacific Mail
Steamship company, attnctod much at
tent ion in llnancial und railway drrh-
On all shies it whh Hgreed that th ?
alliance wm Mire to bring about n
important results. There were ru'i
of u conference during tho tly
which representative of Mr. IIuntingUu
nnd Mr. Villard mot Mr. Jay Gould er hw
Kn George, to consider projtOHiUotM from
the Gould quarter for the modilkaitloM or
change of plans which the new coutrolhtnt
of tho Pacific Mail property have in view.
It was stated on good authority, however,
that the original jiurpOMt of thi now coin
hi nation would be carried out. Nobody
weins to know how largely Villard in in
terestd in the new deal, beyond tha Itu f
that he ha gamed endorsement of Lit
"jtbeine for bringing Pacific Mnil aUwuaers
up to Tjwotna to connect with hU North
ern Pacific railroad tbero.
Much of the stock which max wp tLo
nowiy bought majority is amid to hav
been secured by Mr. Hualtngtoe aad Mr
Villard' brokom on n averaga of 110 prr
frhare below the present tnarkat priew. Out.
of 'JUO.MXJ share, w hich make up th P
eific moil capital, tbn ayndicata ownv
000, while Henry Hart, wbov Ubm pr'
do owl the -jndicato. own pernooally Sfci,
OCftsharoa more, making a cononttmtnl
total in favor ef :!: i'tuulngtoo-Vlilard
policy of over 110.00". dhrr. It j
hinted that Xr. Huntington' koutli
and Central American whnv5 an to
! helped materially by the new daai
J Joe of steamer will L put oh mmki to
develop trailic in thea southern diix
tion It is intimated, too, that ths pre
ent sabaidy from the traoaooatbwnUu
railroad wdl have to bt much incrcaal
or ele be ended. Ufa U where Mr
Henry Hart's Influenc will be fait. Mr
Hart baa long eonteadod that tki snbaidy
was not equal to the rooceaaiona allow!
to the railroads by the fcUauoaftip com
pony. C P iinntinjpoa. too, aa
big owner of Pacific Mail atock
could, of eoanw, favor a rata m ibm pr
portion paid by hi roads, auch a tmoaat
tton amounting prcTieHJly onlv to a pa
ing of fund from ona to n act liar at hi
Jay Gould and Kojaall Sags woald not
be so happily situated, however. Haaeil
Sage U quoted a aayisg thai HaaMibf
ton big pnrehaee ha mnlly bw aaade
ulxoott wholly ia Henry Villard ' mtret,
to whom the eatabUahiaeot of a Pacific
mail port at Taooma tftxolfWt Saaweial
benefit far beyond ooaapalaUott.
JUDGE DHUMMOHD'S FUNERAL.
Chicago, I1L, May 'Jt The funeral r
vieee over the remain of the late Them
Drummer!, cz-jad of the United -
rtrcvit court, were held at fcfc. JaoM
Kmeopl chorea Ttfterday The Ktxt.t
Iter. W. L McLaren, bfeaop ibn
dieeea, eondorted th4 Krr1e, aniiii
by the Ber. Mr HaiL rector of Cbrut
rnnrch. W. H Eaton and the Rev. M"
Tocxermta. of he Jamea. The eec
nooiMt -M-ere very atmtda, oaawaatng
merely of the ftpfecooal service U
the dead, without vtrmoa. The ehurta
vra eompWeiy filled, amoag tfceeo pre
rot fceiag Jadgm Qnabm aad Hedge"
of the federal cow?, the Jodspex at tfc
fctate court, a fall tt-ptmrnrntmicm nt toe
fhtcmsto bar. the Horn. WUiiaea Hecrf
iMfjtiu, cerJ meow Bar of the Ajeedatni
frern, od a large number of th UntU
la private life of the dead Junat.
the paifb-awi were J4i?a Waiter Q
Grraieanx Judge Byer. Jo4ft Blaajplt.
J ad. Buna. oWiecuota. B. JL SdeCt&t
and John X Jewel t
The imim wr-euveyed to Grarebv. I
rmofUrry. mUrrrlt' iaMnai an took &u -
DCAOLY DYKAMITE CXPLO&OI.
Crrr or MCKfoo. May mA of
dyaeaaha Tey wridcjad fmmdmy
cweMftaeit eWBdNlarawIe) flataaaw mflrty.
Faer in tarn vast fclOad Met mx wejexabxi