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YOL. JUL, INTO. 17.
WICHITA, KAKSAS, SATURDAY MOBXENG JUNE 7, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 1884.
SENATOR PLUMB SPEAKS IN THEIR
Wall Street's Monetary Schemes and
the Injustice of McKinley's
Silver's Eight to Protection "Upheld Against
Enormous Duties on Products
Much Less American.
Mr. Eland Attacks the House Caucus Bill
as Almost Fatal to Silver's Interests
A Free Coinage Substitute Prom-ised-The
White Metal's Friends
Preparing to Fight Its Foes
Next November Capi
VTASirrKOTOS, June 6. A now confer
ence was ordered on the denendent pension
The silver bill was taken up and Mr.
Plumb addressed the senate.
lie said it was the all but the unanimous
opinion of the people of the United States
fLat a very considerable increase in the
Volume of the currency was necessary and
he was reinforced in that belief by the in
vestigation which lie had given to the sub
ject. He declined that the circulation to
day was $340,000,000 less tban the frameis
of the financial legislation of 1875 antici
pated, although the commercial business
of the country had doubled within
that time. The total amount
of money which the people of the United
States had got for the transaction of their
'tily business could not exceed 600.000,
'00. He believed it was less than .fSOO.OOO,
M. And upon that narrow foundation
IrtiCl been built an enormous structure of
credit propped up hero and there by enor
Dio.ii devices of various kinds and kept
dwelling and growing, while the base on
which it rested did not grow in proportion
to the structure. The senator from New
York (.Mr. Uncock) had yesterday describ
ed the weult li and prosperity of the country
but if the picture were true why was it,
Mr. Plumb asked, that that senator and
hit committee (the finance committee; were
Inline up protective duties? If there wa3
such financial health and soundness and
prosperity why not let the tariff alone and
let tho financial system of the country
none? His idea was that not only should
the vacancy of the national bank circula
tion be made up, but there ought to bo
..dded to that at least as much as would
result from the free coinage of silver. He
was willing to abandon his idea in favor o
ll.it money and to widen the base of the
credit structure by adding to it all tho sil
er that tho United States mints could
turn out. According to the best data there j
was less than &G0.O00.0O0 worth of silver j
mined everv vear in tho United
Suites. Of that siim 30,000.000 was coin
ed, $S,000,0CO used in the arts and only I
$17,000,000 could be used in the free coinage, j
It wiis to be remembered that the national j
bank circulation was befog every day re- I
tin J, the amount to ba retired this year
bf .ng 15,000.000.
Mr. Karwcll Double as much as this.
Mr. Plumb We lost ?41 .000,000 la.-, t year,
but the reason why we will not lou so
much this year is because the bants
can not retire their circulation
below a certain proportion without
losing their charters. 'e shall therefore
lope tliis year by tho withdrawal of nation
al banks circulation all that could be got
bv free coinage.
Mr. Plumb went on to speak of the sil
ver bill in connection with the question of
protection. The senate had been appealed
to yesterday by the senator from New
York (Mr. lliscbck) against the bill in tho
sabred name ol protection. He would not
call it a fetich, although he did not know
what ho would cull it before lie got
through, but in its name the. senate was
asked to keep silver dethroned. Silver
as an American product a much
larger product than many others
v Inch were to be protected by
duties of 200 or U00 per cent under the
coming tariff bill. lie would liko to ask ,
the .senator from New York, who was so
anxious about foreign commerce, what ho
intended to do with the tariff bill which
vould prevent the United States from
having any foreign commerce. He trusted
that he might interpret the senator's re
marks on that point as a hopeful augury
of the action of that senator in putting his
kmf" into the bill now before the finance
committee, a bill winch would raio the
price of nearly everything used by the ,
mi-.6es of t ho people. j
The silver bill was then laid aside mid
tho -enate took up the biii to authorize
Maricopa comity. Arizona, to i.sue bonds
in the aid of railroad construction. The ,
bill whs then passed yeas 'M, nays 13. It
is a houvo bill and was pas.ed without ,
The message from the president in rela-!
tim to tho lauding of an armed force from i
the revenue cutter McLane at Cedar Keys, '
Fli . was pro-entcd, read and relerrod to :
the judiciary committee.
Mr Da ww. from the committee on In
d in atfairs, leportcd a resolution which
w i- aci eiil to calling on the secretary of
the interior for copies of a communication '
and correspondence on the subject of in-1
truders on t he ludiau territory and for re- j
I' ri as to what steps have been taken to
"if till tho treaty obligations with the
( Ij.k taw anil Chfckasaw nations in regard j
to preventing such intrusion. "
Alter an executive session the sonate ad
journed. A FSEE COINAGE SUBSTITUTE
Mr. Bland Will be Allowed to Introduce
One The Disoussion.
"vTAsmxcTOK, June 6. Tho silver de
bate was resumed this morning. Mr. Lind,
of Minnesota, being tho first speaker.
t oinneutiug ou the three measures before
the hou?e lie said that the treasury bill
was mo"t objectionable. Under a friendly
scretary it might be made useful, in
creasing the volume of currency, but
under an unfriendly secretary it might be
d.mgpnnis. Personally he believed that
rhe Tree coinage bill presented not only
the right side but the quickest wav to set
lie the whole question. But he believed
that it was best to yield something even to
prejudices, if by so doing legislation al
most equally efficacious and less objection
able to some classes could be secured.
Such a measure was the Republican cau
Mr. Lacey. of Iowa, said that the coun
try was met with a contraction of the cur
rency. Tho banks were calling in circula
tion. It might bo that ligureswonld show
as much mouey in the United States per
capita as there ever had been but there
was an absolute shortage of funds. The
pending bill proposed to give the country
an increase to offset the contraction and
even more. It was practically a free coin
age bill. The capacity of the mints was
000,000. The output of tho mines
w is $51,000,000. The free coinage of
everv doilar of A-neriaui silver would
b- 'about ?51,000,000. yet this bill
proposed to give $54,000,000 a year of legal
tender treasury notes. It was a free coin
ace measure because It provided that when
bdver was at par tho mints should be open
to Tree coinage. The country needed an
expansion of the currencv in a safe way
and this bill provided for it
Mr. "Walker, of Massachusetts, spoke
against f reo coinage. The demonetization
of silver had not had the slightest appreci
able effect on the depreciation of prices.
More money meant more misery Lautrh
ter. Mr. Perkins, of Kansas We all love
In the course of an argument to show
there was sufficient gold in the world to
supply the money demand, he was fre
quently interrupted by .Mr. Payson, of
Illinois.Mr. Heard, of Missouri,and others.
The energy of his replies taken in con
nection with the heat of the day was
too much for Mr. Walker and to the mer
riment of the house he doffed his coat and
proceeded with his speech in his shirt
Mr. Bland,of Missouri, inquired whether
it was in order for him to oner an amend
ment. The speaker replied that it was not.
Mr. Bland said that he could only protest
against the denial of the right of a mem
ber of the minority to offer an amend
ment. He, as a member of the committee
on coinage, weights and measures, had
asked whether he would bo allowed to
offer a free coinage substitute.
The chairman replied that it would be
Mr. Bland did not want to charge any
gentleman with acting in bad faith but he
did charge that there had been a neglect in
carrying out the promises of the commit
tee. The gag law had been placed upon
the minority. Why had this been done'
It was for the purpose of pass
ing the bill through the house,
the effect of which was to demonetize sil
ver. Thtt was the object of it. The bill
was a Wall street scheme and a goldbug
scheme to change tho ratio between gold
and silver. It recognized silver bullion ac
cording to its gold value. Silver was be
ing murdered in the house of its friends.
He especially critised the bullion redemp
tion clause, arguing that it would
prevent any appreciable expansion
of tna currency. It would hold
out the temptation to tho secretary
or tne treasury to make millions of dollars
out of speculation in Wall street. No
congress which had any regard for the
officers of the government would hold out
such a temptation. The free coinage of
silver would not only appreciate silver
bullion, but would depreciate gold bullion
and bring the two metals to a parity.
Some men cried out for dear money and
cheap goods. It was a ail street cry and
he had heard its echoes on this floor. The
government must either issue fiat money
or give unlimited use to gold or silver.
Mr. Kerr, of Iowa, advocated the bill as
a long step in the right direction.
Mr. Dorsey, of Nebraska, said that if
Secretary Windom had purchased and
coined the maximum amount of silver
allowed under existing laws (1,000,00 per
month) there would be no need of this dis
cussion and he would havo strengthened
the administration of President Harrison.
The house at 5 o'clock took a recess until
S o'clock, the evening session to be for gen
eral debate on the silver bill.
EEQAEDLESS OF POLITICS.
The People to be Arrayed in the Interest
Washington, June 0. Tho national ex
ecutive silver committee today adopted a
resolution to th'e efTect that in case a satis
factory measure for full restoration of sil
ver to its former place as a money metal
bo not enacted, it will call a national silver
convention in which the Farmers' alliauco
and all other industrial organizations will
be invited to join with bi-metallists every
where with a view to sinking politics and
making the silver question the controlling
issue iii future campaigns, particularly in
congressional districts, in the next elec
tion, and advise that nobody bo supported
for congress or the presidency who is not
in favor of such full restoration. Tho com
mittee regards with unalterable disfavor
any bullion redemption provision.
THE PACIFIC S0ADS.
A Measure to Provide for the Funding of
Washington, June !5. Representative
Miles, of Connecticut, from the committee
on Pacific railroads, today reported to tho
house the bill agreed upon by the com
mittee for the funding of the government
indebtedness of the L nion and Central Pa
cific Railroad companies. The report states
that any settlement made between tho Unit
ed States and the Pacilic Railroad com
panies in respect of their indebtedness to
tho United States should be made with
reference to the following considerations:
First That settlement should be of such
character as not to destroy tho value of the
stock of the respective corporations.
Second That to a large extent tho pay
ments to bo made on account of the gov
ernment indebtedness must be derived
from the people living along the lines of
the respective roads.
Third That the government should ob
tain for itself such further and additional
securities as the companies of cither of
them might be able to give.
The report points out tho differences be
tween the bill reported to tho house aud
that reported by the senate committee,
and says that the bill agree in lixmg the
rate of interest rt 3 per cent for
the I'nion Pacific .'.nd 2 per cent
for the Central Pncilic and the
period of adjustment at seventv-five for the
Central and ntvy years for tho Union Pa
cific. The report says that thee changes are
demanded by tho difference in the situa
tion andearning enparitv of the properties
and the the Jinancial abilities of the com
panies, pud in order to secure an adjust
ment which each company mav reasonably
expect.and may be fairly expected to carry
out. IN FAVOR OF THE CIRCUIT COURT RE
CEIVER. Washington, June G. An oninion was
rendere 1 here today by Justice Miller, sit
ting as a circuit judge, in favor of the re
ceiver of the Missouri. Kansas & Texas
Ha lroad company.apnointed bvthc United
States circuit court and against the re
ceiver appointed by one of the state courts
Underforeclosure proceedings the United
State-, circuit judges for the circuits of
Kansas and Texas acting jointly for the
reason that the road lay in both their juris
dictions, in lSsS appointed a receiver for
tho Mi-souri. Kansas & Texas. A man
named Giles was appointed receiver for a
part of the road by one of the Texas state
courts and it was on his suit to secure pos
session that the decision was reudered to
day. The case has beeu under argu
ment in the United States supreme
court room for the past two days
before Judyes Pardee and Caldwell, "of
the Texas and Kansas circuits respectively,
and before Justices Miller and Lamar wfio
are assigned to these circuits. One object
sought b this suit was to have declared
invalid the sale of the East Line & Red
River railroad located entirely within the
state of Texas to the Missouri Kansas &
Texas Railroad company, but the judges
decided that it was not "necessary for them
to pass upon the legality of this sale in
the present proceedings as the sale was ef
fected a number of years before tho fore
closure proceedings are instituted.
TO ALLOT INDIANS MORE LAND.
Washington, June t. In response to an
application of the prairie band of Potta
watomie Indians and The Kickaooo Indians
in Kansas to have their lauds allotted, the
department of the interior has decided to
take no steps until after the passage of the
severalty bdl now pending in congress.
A measure amendatory of the severalty
act of IS ti has already passed the senate,
its object being to allow married
women of a tribe an allot
ment of eighty acres each. Under
the present law the head of each family
and each male of ae is entitled to ICO
acres. The amendment'proposed. which is
now before the house, would entitle the
average tribe to about one-fifth more land
than is allowed by the present law. It is
believed the biU will pass, and as the terms
submitted by the Pottawattomies and
Kickapoo3 of Kansas are about in line
with its provisions, the authorities of the
Indian bureau prefer to delay action for
awhile. If the bill now pending passes, an
allotment under its terms will doubtless
be made in accordance with the expressed
wishes of the Indians, who have just made
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
Washington, June 6. Pensions were
issued to Kansans as follows: Original
invalid Frederick A. Junz, Leavenworth;
Simpson Gassel, Neosho Rapids; Granville
A. Smith. North Topeka; William M.
Spore, Halstead; John Edmuntzer, Tonga
noxa. Restoration and reissue Benjamin
P. Wilson, Monmouth; Jessie Wilson,
Humboldt. Increase Isaac Edson, Stock
ton: James B. Mitchell, Jetmore; Silas D.
Anderson, Baldwin; Ezra C. Burdick,
Hutchinson: George Hawley, Bavaria;
Thomas McNeff, Oswego; James Burson,
Ford; Michael Coon, Meado Center. Re
issueWilliam M. Swartz, Shawn
Springs; James Bradley, National Mili
tary Home; Charles S. Bellows, Baldwin;
Milton W. Adiar, Garden City; Truman
N. Braitt, Corwin; Alex. Harris, Oswego.
Reissue and increase Jonas Heaton,
Horton. Original, widows, etc Sarah C,
widow of Thomas Roberts, Armstrong;
Harriet L., widow of Benjamin F. Wilson,
A MEAT INSPECTION BILL.
Washington, June 6. Senator Paddock,
from the committee on agriculture and
forestry, today reported a bill for the in
spection of meat products subject to inter
state commerce. The bill is intended as a
substitute for the bill reported from Sena
tor Vest's select committee on the trans
portation of dressed meats, and is said to
be acceptable to Senator Vest. It provides
for the inspection of animals at the
slaughter houses where killed and of
canned meats at the establishment where
they are put up.
THE DAY'S NOMINATIONS.
Washington, June 6. The president to
day sent to the senate the following nom
inations: S. B. Farewell, receiver of public money
at Kirwin, Kau.
Frank C. Partridge, of Vermont, ex
aminer of claims, state department, vice
Walker Blnine, deceased.
Asbury Conoway, of Wyoming, associate
justice of the supreme court of Wyoming.
EX-POSTMASTER IN HOC.
Washington. June G. Chief Postoffice
Inspector Kathborn has received informa
tion of the arrest, near East Fairfield, Yt.,
of Sidney O. Wanseer, late postmaster at
Hoxie, Kan. It is said that as soon as
Wanseer saw tho announcement of the ap
pointment of his successor he absconded.
Subsequent investigation showed that he
was a defaulter to the government in quite
a large amount.
Washington, June rt. Fourth-class
postmasters were appointed as follows:
Indian territorj- Fleetwood, Chickasaw
nation, D. C. Campbell, vice J. J. Berry,
resigned. Kansas Greenvale, Russell
countv, O. Williams, J. C. Coover, re
signed; Wendell; Edwards county, M.
West, vice T. L. Hitchcock, resigned.
EIGHT HOURS FOR POSTAL CLERKS.
) Washington, June 6. The house com
' mittce on postoffices and post roads today
' had under consideration the bill to make
j eight consecutive hours a day's work for
postal clerks Postmaster General Wana
maker, who was present, opposed the bill,
insisting that its provisions were iniprac
I THE PRESIDENT AND MRS. HARRISON.
Washington, June G The president and
! Mrs. Harrison left Washington this after
noon on the I nited t-tites Despatch for a
short season of recreation on the Potomac
river and Chesapeake bay. They expect to
return to Washington next week.
THE NEW YORK STORM WIDESPREAD.
New Yokk, Juno G. The terrific thun
der storm ol last evening, last night
and till long after day break, seem
to have been widespread from all
points of the compass, and from hundreds
of miles away, come stories of Hoods and
havoc by lightning and high winds. Sev
eral lives wore lost. In and about the
city, several buildings were struck and
buined, houses unroofed and fences and
trees laid prostrate.
At Elmira the most terrifflc thunder
storm of the year prevailed yesterday af
ternoon and last evening the house of
James A. Ward was struck by lightning
At Waverley, N. Y., there was a cloud
burst and the'street and many cellars were
Hooded, doing much damage. The Erie
tracks were also covered for a time.
MEAGRE REPORT OF A WRECK.
Louisville. Ky.. June 6. A railroad
wreck is reported at English half way to
Cincinati. No one was reported killed,
The delay is likely to be very bad here.
Train men here are very reserved about
giving particulars of the accident at Eng
li'h. Ky., on the Louisville & Nashville
railway, fifty-three miles this side of
Louisville. They say, however, that the
accident was duo "to the train coming from
Louisville to Cincinnati and that tho
sleeper in that leit the track and rolled
down an embankment; that some passeng
ers were hurt, but none were killed and
furthermore that the accident delayed the
train trom here to Louisville only an hour.
Nothing more definite can be learned here
at this hour.
THE BALTIMORE & OHIO WRECK.
Baltimohe, Md., June 6. A telegram
received at the otlices of the Baltimore As
Ohio railroad this morning states that en
gine 177 and private car No. 73 were
wrecked about twenty-five miles south of
Ben wood on the Ohio River railroad last
niciu, the car rolled over the trestle work
and iujured the following in addition to
tho-e already published: Mr. Hunter,
bruised chest and head injured, C L.
Williams. -unerintendent of the Ohio
River railroad, badly bruised about the
held. The injured were taken to the Mc
Clure houe. Wheeling, on a special train.
Tho car was badlv damaged.
DROWNED WHILE SAVING ANOTHER.
Asalet LAKE, Utah, June 6. While at
tempting to cross a gulch into which the
waters of a canal, after overflowing the
banks had rished. Mr. Wimmer and his
horse were swept down the ravine. Two
younermeu, Workmen and Bird, seeing
rhe danger of Mr. Wimmer. rushed to his
rescue. "They proved unable, however, to
compete with the current and were both
drowned. .Mr. Wimmer was readied but
not until he was so nearly gone that Lis
recoverv is now considered aoubtf ul.
KILLED BY A THUNDERBOLT.
CHARLESTON", W. Va., June 6. Light
ning did some terrible work at the Pioneer
coal works, six miles above the city. At
f o'clock this mornine during a heavy
storm a stroke of lightning struck the
Pioneer Coal company's barn, killing Tom
Hicks, stable boy; Sumner Stepheu-on. a
colored boy and partially paralyzing Will
iam Dills," the company's store superin
tendent and a bov named Dick Alexander.
Dills and Alexander will recover.
AN ONTARIO VILLAGE DAMAGED.
Shomberg, Ontario, June C. In conse
quence of heavy rain yesterday and the
sweeping away" of two large mill dams, the
village of Shomberg sustained heavy
losses. Business houses and pnvatedwell
ings were swept away by the flood, and
many person? are left homeleos and in des
THE EPSOM RACES.
Lontxjx, June 6. Alemoir woa the Oaks
ar Epsom today. Signora was second and
Panza third. "The race for the Aeora
stakes was won by Romance. Gavotte
was second and Jassamina third.
THE STATE DEMOCRATIC COXYEfr
It Will Assemble in the Peerless
Princess on the 9th of
Considerable Wrangling Over the Fixing
of So Lata a Date to Name the
Some Speculation Indulged in Kegarding
the Head of the Ticket A Farmers'
Alliance Convention in Session
at Hill City to Hame a Can
didate for Congress
Special dispatch to the Dally Englo.
Lkavenwop.th, Kan., June 6. The state
central Democratic committee met here to
day with a fair attendance. There was
also a number of state politicians of the
Democratic side present, who were pulling
at each other and lobbying around in truly
"Dimocratic" style. The old time dicker
ings and bickerings were present as usual,
but they were sure as ever that they were
making arrangements for a campaign as
victorious as ever.
There was little discussion about where
to hold the state convention, as all seemed
confident Wichita was quite able to accom
modate the crowd and being the easiest
reached it was decided to hoid it there.
There was considerable wrangling over
the time for holding the state convention.
Some wanted it early to catch the "isms"
and "ites," and some thought tho
same object could be as well gained
by putting it late. It was finally
decided on a close vote to convene on the
0th of September, at 10 a. m.
There are many reports going the rounds
about candidates. Ev-Governor .Robinson
is said to be figuring to stand at the head
of the column, claiming he can unite every
thing from the smallest "ite" to the largest
"ism," excluding only some of the latter.
The idea to ex-Governor Glick causes him
to act much like a cross bull when a rod
rag ccuies in sight. He wants theparty to
take it straight, and he is the "straight."
He reminds them that they did it once and
he is good medicine yet. The younger ele
ment, which seems to be looking for a
change, are not pleaded with the proposed
Kobinson or Glick deal.
TO FIGHT M'UALL.
A Sixth District Alliance Convention "Will
Put up a Candidate.
Hill Citt, Kan., June C A congres
sional convention of the Farmers' Alliance
met here today to nominate a candidate
for congress in this. the-Sixth district, in
opposition to Webb JIcfSll, the Republi
can candidate, who recently defeated Con
gressman Turner for the nomination. The
convention is a secret one and no news of
the proceedings can be obtained until a
nomination is made. At G o'clock an ad
journment, was taken until tomorrow.
The sessions today were stormy, the dis
turbing feature being the iicht against
secret sessions by a large minority of the
delegates. No business was transacted be
yond the choice of Frank McGrath, of Be
loit. for temporary chairman, and tho ap
pointment oi the usual committees.
The convention at its evening session
took several fruitless ballots, but finally a
stampede was made to William Baker, of
Lincoln county, who was nominated.
SAID TO BE INELIGIBLE.
Birmingham, A la., June 0. Two of the
nominees of the Republican state conven
tion which met at Montgomery on Wed
nesday are ineligible under tiio constitu
tion of Alabama, which prescribes that
the governor must have been a resident of
the state seven years next proceeding his
election, and the secretary of state must
have been a resident for live years. Hon.
Noble Smithsou, of this city, tho uominee
for governor, came to Alabama from Ten
nessee less than four years ago. James F.
Vernon, of Fort Paine, the nominee for
secretary of state, is from Ohio, and has
been in this state about eighteen months.
DEMOCRATIC CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT
Augusta, Me., June C Yesterday the
Boston Globe correspondent circulated
among the delegates to the Democratic
state convention slip asking certain ques
tions, including the following: Whom do
you favor at the preent time for president
in 1S!)2; your second choice; your choice for
Two hundred and twenty-one delegates
returned answers, showing the following
For President Cleveland, ISo; Hill, 2S;
Carlisle, 3; Whitney, '20.
Second choice Cleveland, 34; Hill, CO;
Campbell, 9; Carlisle. 10; Whitney, 12;
Voorhees. 2; Gray, 3; Wm L. Putman, of
Maine. 3; Palmer, of Illinois, 2.
For Vice- President Gov. Campbell, of
Ohio, 73; Carlisle, 35: Putnam, 37; G. M.
Black, 12; Gray, of Indiana, 10; "Whitney,
6; Mills, 11; Pa'lmer, 14; Senator Hearst, 7;
ex-Gov. Plaisted, 5; Senator Turpie. 5; W.
E. Rusell. 3; Senator Reagan, 3. Breckin
ridge. 2: Thurman. 4; Bayard, 2; Voorhees,
2: Flower, 1; Hill, 1; E. C. Allen, of
A FU3I0K PARTY,
Allience Men and Knights of South Da
Hurox, S. D., June 6. The Farmer's al
liance and Knights of Labor closed a three
days session here this evening The most
important action was the decision to or
ganize a new party, a resolution providing
for such movement being carried by a vote
of 413 to S3. Immediately after the an
nouncement of the vote the Alliance
adjourned in the wildest excite
ment and the convention to take political
action was at once organized with A W.
CoAzard, of Potter county, as chairman, j
A committee on re-olntions reported in
favor of woman suffrage, a graded service
pension, prohibition of the bquor traffic, a
tariff for revenue only and denouncing the
acceptance of passes by legislators and
other public officials, and the report was
On suggestion of President Louick, of
the Alhauce, the new party was named
"tne Independent party " A platform
was adopted which included the state and
national and international declaration of
principles of the Farmers' Alliance and
Industrial union and Knight of Labor
and demands more currency to be issued
by the general government to be full leal
tender, to increase in volume with the in
crease of business and to be issued directly
to productive industries wiihuut the inter
vention of the banki of issue.
second We demand railway traasporta
tion, telegraph and telephone service at
actual cost, and that the government shall
own and operate the same.
Third We demand the free and unlimit
ed coinace of silver.
Fourth We demand the adoption of an
absolutely secret voting system, both state
Fifth We demand the most rigid econo
my consistent with, the safety of our stat
andnation in the administering of every
branch of Our government.
Sixth We demand the passage of laws
prohibiting the alien ownership of land
and that congress take steps to obtain
lands owned bv aliens and foreign syndi
cates and that lands now held by corpora
tions in excess of such as is actually used
and needed by them be reclaimed by tht
government and held for actual settlers
The committee on manifest reported an
address to the people of South Dakota
setting forth the grievances and demands
of the new party, the motto of which shall
bo: "In the spirit of love and justice to the
people rule." A stato central committee
was appointed and a stats convention for
the nomination of officers called to meet at
Huron, July 9.
STATE SUPREME COURT.
TOPEKA, Kan.j June 6. In the supreme
court the following cases were disposed of:
The Missouri Pacific Railway company
vs. N. E. Harrison et al.; error from Miami
E. G. Hooper, interpleader, vs Bufford
& George Implement company; error from
Harper county; continued to January.
Texas Bnrk" vs. O. W. Burk; error from
Linn county; submitted.
I. J. Brook vs. Walter Lahmer, admin
istrator; error from Anderson county; sub
mitted. Mayor and Council of Atchison vs. John
M. Price et al.; continued from July to
Tho Missouri Pacific Railway company
vs. Mary A. Barber, administratrix, etc;
error from Morris county; submitted.
The Pacific Express company vs. Peter
T. Foley; error from Douglas county; sub
mitted. D. Smith vs. John E. Davis et al.; error
from Bourbon county; submitted.
The Kingman, Pratt & Western Rail
road company vs. W. J. Quqen, error from
Pratt countv; continued to September.
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Rail
road company vs. J. C. Dewell8:errorfrora.
Marion county; submitted.
School district No. M, Crawford for
county efe al., vs. William Goff et aL; error
from Crawford county; continued to Sep
tember. The Missouri Pacific Railway company
vs. Catherine II. Holcomb; error from Mi
ami county: submitted.
Johu M. Grittin v. the City of Olathe et
al.; error from Johnson county; submitted.
W. S. Stager vs. E. C. Sample, error
from Butler countv; submitted.
Maraaret M. McBrlde et al vs. tho Lom
bard Mortgage Company; error from Sedg
wick county; submitted.
Oron Dotty vs. Albert Bosser; error from
Greenwood county; submitted.
James H. Bacon vs. John W. Davis; er
ror from Kiowa county; submitted.
Thos. Blackwood vs. J. W. Shaffrock;
error from Clay connty-; submitted.
Robert McGee vs, George Krohs; error
from Wyandotte county; submitted.
Alexander Winston vs. C. H. Burnell;
error from Jewell county; submitted.
WAITING FOR KICKAPOO LANDS.
Special Dispatch to the DaUy Eagle.
Edmond, Ok., June 6. Edraond is on
the eve of a boom by the opening of the
Iowa, Kickapoo aud the Indian lands to
the east of ns. A contract for mail service
for four years daily from Edmond cat 200
miles via the Sac and Fox agency, service
to commence July 1, has been lot and a
daily line of stages will be placed on the
route. This is a big boom for Edmond
as it is the only town in the territory that
has a similar service.
A number of our leading business men
leave tomorrow for the Kickapoo country
to select a town site. The intention is to
build a town about twenty-five miles east
of Edmond which will draw its supplies
from this city and soon become a county
The Edmond Sun will open a branch of
fice and it is expected Kicking Bird will
soon be printing in gorgeous colors the '
glories and beauties of the Kickapoo
MUSKOGEE'S TOWN SITE PLAN. .
Muskogee, I. T., Juno C The late act
of congress affecting the judiciary of the
territory provide for the incorporating of
towns, copying the Arkansas statutes in
reference thereto. Then is a quiet influ
ence being exercised here that Muskoges
lead out in the matter, and there ipastronx
probability that tha progressive citiaons of .
this, the Creek nation, will bring nninflu-
enco on the next national council to, in
some way agree able to axisting laws and
treaties ceds to the government a tract of
land four miles square, with Muskogco in
the center for a town site. If this should
be done (.and it is only a question of timei
a magic city will spring up here, eclipsing:
the town booming dayis of the opening of
EMPORIA HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCE-I
Emvoria, Kan., June 6. The twelfth
annual commencement of the Emporia
high school took place at Whitley opera i
Louso last evaning, with a graduating
class of eleven, as follows: Mises Cora
Childers, Bertha Ashley Mamie Jacobs,
Mattie Taylor, Mabel Scott, Jonnie Wicks, i
and Messrs. Jay M. Johnson, Fred Smith, i
Cyrus Spragueand Edward Eskridge. The !
salutatory was by Jay M. Johnson, the
valedictory, bv Miss Jennie Wicks. An '
oration. ' The Press," by Edward Eskridga,
wa possibly the best on the program.
Rev. WT. A." McGinley delivered the ad
dress to the class and H. B. Morse present
ed the diplomas. The state normal com
mencement occurs Thursday morning
ADMITTED TO LOWER BAIL.
TOPEKA, Kan., June C An Interesting
habeas corpus case from Comanche county
was heard in the supreme court. Applica
tion was made to admit to 1ml Solomon
W. Miles, hrld in th-i sum of SV-O.OijO bail at
the preliminary examination for tho kill
ing of Dr. Pritchard at Coldwater. Miles
is a lawyer. He and Pritchard got into a
disputeand came to blows. An eye wit
ness testified that the doctor was the h.n
greswr and that he bullyragged and ban
tered Miles tnd then struck nim two or
three times with hia fiot, whereupon Miles
drew his band out of his paotrfiooa packet
and struck Pritchard with his fist upon
his temple. Pritchard was knocked down
and died in a few houra afterward. The
court reduced the bail to $7,w)0. The kill
ing created a jireac deal of Interest on ac
count of the prominence of the parties.
PACKAGE MEN TURNED LOOSE.
Fort Scott, Kan , June 6 Judge J. S.
West, of this. theSixth, judicial dintrict of
the state of Kansas, today banded down
the first deciHion in the United BtaUa
based upon and following the federal court
decision on original packages. Two x oucg
men named Harris and Bi'n cam , to ths
city from Kaunas C'-ty. Mo., and opened
an original package houi-e After runmnj
about thirty minutes they were arretted
by the city officers. The following dy
thev applied through their attorney.
Weoster, Hart & Hart, for a writ of habeas
corpus, claiming that they were strictly
in line with the recent supreme court de
cision, and that the Kaaa- laws nadr
w ich they were arrened were unconAU-
t at tonal. Judge Went today delivered an i
exhaustive ogiston of 3,uw word granting
the writ. The petitioners immediately
opened up again.
TWO KANSAS SUICIDES.
Leaveswoeth. Ka.2., June 6. R. A.
Werawig. whose wife eloped with and
married Charles H. Smith, attempted to
commit suicide yesterday by taking twenty
grains of morphine. He was ducoyrea
in a corn-to condition last night asd
nothing but prompt medical attendance
saved his lii. It is thought temporary
aberration of misd, conplea with nu do
mestic trouble cansed the atteapt. As
soon as tmitu found otit yttrtLy that
fit marriage with Mrs. Wcrowig m il- f
legal they eprstd temporarily. Wbm
the six months is ap ibey intend to bare
another ceremony perf onaca.
Werawir eena rational Us aterac8
and stated he would not attempt self de
Fkewta, Kan., June 6. Frank Tncker,
of Coyville. this county, committed sui
cide yesterday by taking a full ounce of
laudanum. "He lingered about fifteen
hours. Financial trouble was the cause.
His age was 23 years and he was unmar
ried. VALLEY CENTER'S INCREASED SHIP
MENTS. Special dispatch to the Daily Ece.
Tallet CENTER, Kan., June C The in
crease of our large grain and live stock ship
ments for the month of May, 1S90, on the
Santa Fe railroad over last year i 1.056, W0
pounds, with au increase of earnings of
4.fc. 07, and the increase in freisht is 70,
350 pounds, with a gain in earnings of
A JAIL DELIVERY.
Topeka, Kan., June 6. At Alma a jail
delivery has taken place by which three
prisoners escaped. They were Tom Bab
cock, the colored waitr"of a railway eat
ing car who stole diamonds from a bride
on the train at McFsriand; Scott Holt, au
other negro, who received the stolen jew
els, and E. J. Gordon, a white man, who
stole a team of horses and a buggy at
THE MOHONK NEGRO CONFERENCE.
Lake- Mouoxk, N. Y., June 6. The
opening of tho morning session of the
Lake Mohonk negro conference, President
Gates, chairman of the executive com
mittee, presented a series of resolutions
embodying the reults reached after the
various discussious of the conference. The
resolutions urge education as the keynote
of the situation, education, normal, in
dustry, uplifting the home and family and
developing true manhood and woman
hood. Judge Tourgee made the opening speech
of the session on "Th Negro's View of
the Race Question," taking occasion to
present a series of resolutions much more
radical than those of the comuitteo.
General BrinderkstI, at Ohio, spoko on
the question from tho standpoint of the
white man of the south- Bishop Andrews,
of New York, closed the morning session
with an encouraging report of the work of
the Methodist church in the south. The
conference will end tonight.
This evening's session completed the
meotmg. The platform was adopted and
then Rev. Dr. Hall, of Brooklyn, mado an
address. President Hayes made a brief
concluding address and then the confer
THHEE PAST TEAEfS.
Important Iniproremcnts to 1)8 Made in. the
St. Louis. Mo., June tJ. The leading
ofiicials of the Santa Fe ore here and have
arranged for the improved service over tho
Frhco road to tho west. Next Sunday
three new fast passenger trains will be
plaoud in the Frisco service, running both
ways daily and connecting at Burton,
Kau., with all tho mainline express trains
of the Atchison system for the far west.
This arrangement will afford a through
sleeping car"ncrvice between St. Louis and
all points reached by the Atchison system.
The morning express from St. Lonu at
8:35 o'clock will taKe through pussengers
for Kunsas, Texas and Colorado. AtS.15
p. m. a fist train will leavo St. Louib for
the lcadit.g points in Kansas, Colorado,
New Mexico and California; liKewian car
rj mg a tnrourrh sleeping car for San Dieco
via the Atlantic & Pacific route. At 8:25
p. m. another fast train wiil leave St. Louis
lor Arkansas, Kansas, Southern California
and Mexico. This new service reduces tho
time to San Francisco from SL Louis from
from 10S hours to ninety hours. On tho
ninety hour schedule from St. Louis to
San Francisco the average time of twenty
seven miles an hour, including all stop.s
will be attained. Thi is the greatest Hnoeu
for the distance (2,434 miles) that has been
NEWS FROM THE ORIENT.
SAX FnASClsro, Cal . June 6. Tho
steamer Citv of Pekin arrived from Hong
Kong and Yokohama last night, fifteen
days two hours from the latter port, be
ing the bet time ever mado by this
steamer. She brought in 102 Chineso pas
sengers in the steerage. Count and
Countess Yuraanda, of Japan, were among
the cabin passuajfers.
Advicne by the staaraer state that tha
war atinst the swages in Formov i
being conducted la a dnuItory mnuwr
The Csiaose troopH have suffered several
svre repulses, and .ire unable to make
any progrv m subjugation of the coun
try. It is believed tUut the tro&ps id North
Formosa havs lost heavily both f&jj tho
attacks of the enemy au'd from diseaso.
TJim exoedition returned from Tamsui.aad
the governor belns: charrujed at the fail
ure of tho troops, degraded General Li, who
was in command. A colonel was bckradd
for appropriating the pay of tho troops
In South VorviohH, aIo, the whcln
Bhotan tnbe of aborigines has ajjnm taken
the warpath, cuud bv the arrest and eon
linemtmt of two of their number for petty
offences. Tho tribes marched acrainst the
cty whftre the men wcn confined and
threatened to kill tie inhabitants umrs
the pri"onrs wri released The men were
accordingly surrendered and the Bhotans
doparted An 'xpedi'ion was quickly
planned and n force of 5,000 men hus been
sent after rhe savages, who retreated to tha
FIVE KILLED OUTRIGHT.
Four Section Men and an Engiaesr Ornahed
Benekth a Train.
Rockford. DLt June C Tho North
western ptAeeuper train from Pret?port
which reaches Chicago at 2 o'clock jumped
the track two miles wet of here at 11
o'clock this morniag on account of a
broken wheel. A gang of ncction men
were working about ! feet from the point
where the engine loft the track and before
they could st away the train had
them down and toppled on them. The
ntirp tram ttss wrecked and the engineer
and four sction men wero killed outright.
The fireman, two section man and some of
tne pasenger were injured
The killed ar.. Edwwd BiaivMl. o(
Freflport. who had been tagineer oa tbl
divLMon for or thirty five Tfcars, August
Jdhn'on, of Winabajjo Rib fin. AnoVrsan,
of Wian-bacro, John GustalMn, of Pe
conticac; Jo tin Dreamer, of Peactican.
PRACTICE AT WEST POINT.
TVBfcX Poijtt, N Y . June f n after
noon th-re was a tiring dnil at tbe .Na
fVjt battery au the rrer hore. The
jun rrer uuanod by cadl of tb- vxtmi.
cius with the- caiel detachment from the
first chut. The gnns were two IG-iorh
snxxKa-oorwi pwsea. firing mjW bin.
wsinbinjf 4S0 pound, thiee s-lttrh niW
(converted throwing oIid proefUl's
weighing Id) pounds, and a lJUnch mortar
throwing a stoell of 219 pound Tbe tar
get was a patch of wbltrwaib on Vbe pre
cipitous hidk of CroW Xenl wrrerai hua
drvi feet above tbe riTer shore. Tbe
Sight of the proj4ds cwild b ptaialy
seea and aciud of duxt and firing Moses
fhowd wher th'-y struck, T .e aaark
raaabhip was excellent, prticaUzlj with
the rWllfcri' and tss target wa Jitt ntaay
BISMARCK'S REMARKS WORRY
Bebux. June 8, The Brliaer Taseblatt
aays that. Chancellor tw Opriri htm a1
coram oaeatfcii to tbe -ratio powers of
Europe ixioruuns tLm that um utter
ance of ?nw Btrao&rek hlacn h mta
meet frvm flico ocrftcvrnin; affair ta Gr
iray arc merely cxpreuions of tbe opiaioa
of a pnvatfc gntkman
It m aanaoiiccd todtr tb&i Cbaacrilor
vem Capnvi 6 eotnmaaiesticNM t tb
variant Karopww power umcfcam
Prwe Btoaurck. raterred to by tfe
Tazebiatt. merely a oouAcatum of
Print Btam&rvk's retaouoa, it Wtojc
usoid to inform tbe pows wbea a bic
MM SicW wHlNhaars.
CLINGING TO OFFICE.
A HOLD-OVER WHO DECLINES TO
Indian Agent Jennings, of Green
Bay Agency, Wisconsin, the
The Eed Men Eegnlarly Organised to Eo-
sist a Change Troops L&elj
to be Galled.
Appointee . Kinsay Ordered by, Secretary
Noble to Take Possession or an
Agent "Will ba Appointed Who
Will Do So Tne Mon
tana Indian Mas
Milwattkee. Wis., June d. The facts
regarding the reported uprising of Indians
on the Munomino reservation at 'Keshena
are thnt ex-Aent Jennings is on thu
reservation ana refuses to vncato tho
agency, claiming the property has not been
receipted for. lie was, however, suspend
ed by Inspector Chaney V ednesday where
upon Jennings denounced Senator Sawyer
and Inspector Chaney In tho memt bitter
aud violent terms. Agent Kinsay, In
spector Cbnnsv and Special Agent Frank
Iwis hnve left for the ra-iervation.
It 13 a matter of current report
thai a conspiracy exists to eject the party
and all other government officials from tli
recurvation That the Indians will not
hesitate to use force, and that tho re is a
regularly orgunlred plan for the daliaut-o
of tho government Inspector Chaney li
in constant contniKnication with govern
ment officials at Washington and while ha
will say nothing" as to his intentions in thtt
event of JenninaV refusal to coma out
psnceably, it is understood that troops aro
about to"bp calltd from Fort Suelluig to
assist in expelling tha stubborn, agent.
THE REDS NOW.
After lighting tho Whites Agent Kinsay
Will Thoklo the Indians.
WAFnrxoTOX, Jmu- fl. Reports received
nt the interlwr department ahow that a
very unsatisfactory .statu of afTalrs tutiatH
nt the Green Hay agency Mr Klusay,
who was fcouio ago nominated and con
firmed an agent of the Menominee at
the tlreeu Day agency, ban not been per
mitted a yet to take charge of the ofllco.
The Indians, it is said, are vry niuoh op
posed to a chnng' of agents nnd to show
their ragard for thi old ageut and to pre
vent, if i)OKiblt hi beim? denoted thev
! have marie such hostile demonstrations -
to apparently intimidate tho now ngoutno
that no u afraid to everrisM hia authority.
In order to bring the matter to a conclu
hiou Secretary iobIe has telegraphed Kin
say to taite charge of his office at once or
he will see that An ageut is appointed who
will do BO.
1 IflbNUntA.tA JlUllUbH.
I' The secretary of tho interior baa roeoivetl
a telegram corroborating the report that a
white man wan recently murdered on thn
i Tongue river rwmrvation in Montana by
the Northern Cheyenne Indians. Tho et
j tiers in that seotion are said to be inn stato
of great alarm, fearing b general uprising.
I and in order to prevent ttirther bloodshed
i anil to restore confidence and a feeling ot
1 nafety among the settlars tho secretary has
t requested the war department to liume
1 diately dispatch one or more companies of
I cavalry to the reservation.
NEGRO ENUMERATORS IN TROUBLE.
j Helkva, Ark., June 0. Superintendent
of Census Jacob Triber. of this city, ha
been advised by two of hi enumerators,
' both of whom are negroes residing In Prai
rie county, that on Monday night last they
ware called upon bv a party of disguised
men who notified thorn that if they or any
, othr negroes Hhould attempt to take thu
cenpus in Trairie county. tby would bo
killed. Both irf the enurnorator lh m
strong negro prctncta. Mr Trib-r
promptly wrd thm Instructions from
the iltpartwitt that it was their duty
, rport to th district attornry the nam 4
of anr person or persons In anp way inter
faring with them in the dlsr barge of their
dutiex In answer to an luouiry Mr. Tri
ber ntnt that, except in rtwtrirta whern
the negroes m Iar!y In tbe majority, hi
i hit not appoint! negro enumerators.
ARRESTED FDR ROBBING CARS.
Ft Ixiuls, Mo, Jun ft. Aloaio K.
Hutchinson, a railroad switchman about
2n vear old, was arrested la the Wabash
vardb here late Ust night cm a charge of
being the leader of a gang ul six railroad
men who hare bet jstemaUeal!r rob
biag freight rrs of the Denver & Itio
(rrande at Salida, f'ol.. for months pt.
Two other arrest were made at Snli'la
some dars ago Tbe good stoles ar said
to bare been Milks, boot, shoe, notions,
etr , and the value U alleged to be over
Kxw York. June 8 Ths Rofcsnned
Prsbrterian pynod irMjtaed ite s4toe to
day and the Rr D Stl, D D., and Rer
John Graham, of PhiktdelpMa, reprwwr
ing the general synod or tbe Reformed
I'rcibytenaa church, spoke la faror oi
both branrheA uniting tn the rvoort of tho
committer of union A geaerai&hvaxMfcm
followed wakrh consameJ Uw time until
FEARS FOP. HIS SANITY.
Kaa Virt. Mo , June 6, Tis frVsjds
of l)r 8 n Lawften. prwvldMSt of tee Ml-t-ouri
itUtc university anrf a man mvscu
nent in bmioeiM cirrl )a this tj. an
greatly exercised over hi dUkppeArsjsco.
He had ben aiUM to l- aating traz
y for worm time mod hi frtess&s lm.r tfu:.
h mar have boosoe insasM oer a nii
t ae refers watefc fa oisd aotuc L.
TcitEzHAmz. lad., Jttcte ALa day
of tbe trotting races. In the d pftee,
purs iVi, FtadJr wee. YzxsX o d. Jer
sey Boy third, best tins )24&
In tbe 2 1 trot, pun UW, Attn woe,
XlUntrrf ssouod. Beet time 2r.
Moeicj Pars, K J . Jone tVters
of today's rac- were LayIsvi. BU, Pisttb
r, KilUL&w. Maxisaama, ittitbe, Boqu.
maax. CaicnryATT, O . Joa Wnssers at Lu
teal today were Ltrsie, Jtossso, Za,
Woodford, Climax, Tom HsxLgzes.
THE INTERSTATE ,UCAMPMrr.
Kajuas Crrr. il., Jua 4. Crel
crowds vsre preacat today at th Inter
ttU sainpeaect. They were attracted
tftere by the Arillmzoi Umt xxupio
zenares aad thu WAflkiSjfWa foaeibisx,
wbos fjuns sd preceded thea into thn
we. The Afeitrascc ot tfca lMter eosa
pmay we esttaBMUcaity greeted a4
itvrtr e-eJttosu faartiij appuodwt Tie
HrtssM n-teit rifle, x&dea cli-ts, mda an
adsfrttftfete drill Tlw Aaroou HaU, CcV
cags sod WaUfc acNtares ortlied.
FLACK'S SNTEWC AFFIRMED.
Xkw Yosac Jew ft Tbe mwmmss r
esasl -nitf ! aSAtmtJL tb Qvtu
iism mA at x-ttlri &.