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Xans. Historical Society
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WICHITA, KANSAS, SUNDAY MORNING JUNE 15, 1S90.-TWELTE PAGES.
WHOLE NO. 1891.
"1 'V 'lefts
THE PEERLESS PRIXCESS AS A ME
TROPOLIS. Improvements Sow Being Made In
volving Expenditure of Hun
dreds of Thousands.
Excellent Eailway Pacilities, the Whole
sale Trade of a Vast, Kich Territory
Compel Eapid Growth,
The Public-Spirited Liberality and Shrewd
Business Tact of the Poundera and
Residents Mainly Responsible for
a Constantly Increasing and
The growth and development of cities
affords an interesting and profitable sub
ject of study for the financier. Chicago,
Minneapolis, Omaha, Kansas City, Wich
ita and Denver, in the northwest, west and
fcoulhwest, are typical cities, each repre
sentative of the intelligence, the enter
prise and the liberality of their founders.
However favorable the conditions, and
however great the necessity for large busi
ness centers to supply the wants and com
mand the trade of a given territory, it re
quires a high order of business intelli
gence and judgment to select the particu
lar locality best adapted to serve as the
foundation site upon which to build up a
great city. When the site is determined
upon it requires more than the average en
terprise and pluck to enable one pleasantly
located to sever all social and business
connections and transport himself and his
household goods to a new state and com
mence at the bottom of the ladder
again. Having broken down the bridges
behind him. however, success becomes a
necessity. Whatever is essential to the up
building of the city of his adoption re
ceives. his hearty support. Liberality be
ing necessary to success soon becomes a
habit. A man who has never been noted
for breadth of character, when transplanted
to a growing western city, becomes
possessed of the prevailing spirit and dis
plays a liberality and public spirit never
exhibited by him before. In a word, in
telligence, enterprise and liberality are the
Jndispensible prerequisites of success in
the great west. The founders of Wichita
having exercised the necessary intelligence
in the location of the city, in the center of
this vast area of productive londs, and at
the junction of the Big and Little Arkan
sas rivera, over two hundred miles from
any possible competing business center,
laid well the foundations for the marvelous
city Ave behold today less than twenty
years since the city of Wichita was platted.
Now railroads radiate from this city in ten
different directions bringing us into inti
mate business relations -with a populous
and prosjerous territory equal in
area to Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland
and Wales combined. Such another
exhibition of what is known as Yankee
sagacity, perseverance and pluck can not
he found in any other city within a radius
of hundreds of miles, if anywhere, save
und except in the cities above named. It
is doubtful if anywhere in the world an
other city so young as Wichita can be
found which has in lass than twenty years
acquired so many institutions which one
would only expect to see in an old and
wealthy city. While in the wholesaling,
jobbing and manufacturing interests she
is still far behind the demands made upon
her, in the way of railroads, colleges,
schools and churches, Wichita is far in ad
vance of other cities :is large and old
enough to be styled Wichita's great, great,
grand parents. Railroads radiate from
Wichita like the spokes in a wheel, and
trains roll into and out of the city in ten
different directions, carrying the products
of her manufactories and the goods of her
wholesale merchants to every quarter of
t he vast territory encompassing her and
bringing back in return the live stock
and grain which find a better ma-ket in
Wichita than can be found anywhere else.
With all this business come people,
beared y a week passes without our being
able to announce in these columns the ad
vent of tome new enterprise or firm. A
all ronds lead to Koine, so do all people
come to Wichita, the largest, liveliest and
best known city of it ace in the world.
Business men in other cities and towns in
the southwest, outgrowing the place, re
move to Wichita, a.s men in the cast re
move to New York, or in the northwest to
Chicago, when their business requires a
better distributing point. The opening of
Oklahoma took thousands of Wichita's
citizens, and the booming cities of Colo
rado and Texas touk thousands more, but
for all this the business houses and the bus
iness of the city havo steadily increased.
s have our bank clearings. Booms catch
for a time thousand who as toon as the!
fever of excitement begins to subside be
take themselves hack to their permanent
homes. When the Texas boom subsides,
ius all booms do, and titles are acquired to
lands only held by possession now in Okla
homa, Wichita will recehe back nearly
all who are now only temporarily absent.
When Wichita's boom subsided dire
calamity was predicted by many unac
qainted with her resources. Instead of
disaster, not a business failure of any
magnitude has occurred here for several
years. Indeed nearly all of our more im
portant enterprises have been planned and
carried forward to completion since that
Dventful period. While people could
double their money in sixty days simply
in buying vacant lots and selling them
ngain for twice as much as they paid there
was no inducement to withdraw capital
from speculative ventures to invest
in legitimate business. Now while
(speculation is in a healthy and normal con
dition business is so profitable as to at
tract much of the capital employed ex
clusively in speculation. So many things
have been done and so much money en
paged in enternrises demauded by the
wants of this city and its tributary
territory since the boom period that
we are almost warranted in saying that
Rll these things have come to us since that
lime. This is almost literally true. At
this moment Wichita is making more per
manent improvements than any other city
"of its sire within the entire west. The
miles and miles of sewer being lnid em
ploying hundreds of men and costing
nearly 300,000. The magnificent federal
building nearly completion and costing
$2)0.000. The fine court house, costing over
fci).(Kk) will be completed this fall. The
beautiful city hull building costing
another $100,000 will also be completed
during this season.
The magnificent Young Men's Christian
association building, excelling in size,
beauty and cost, any similar building in
the west, is being completed by an addi
tional expenditure of $20,000. In the mat
ter of street car facilies Wichita lias long
excelled all other cities of her size, east or
west. Not contented, however, with this,
the management are converting the entire
system into an electric railway, at an ad
ditional expenditure of 8175,000, doing
which, 250 men are now employed. While
Kansas has the best natural roads in the
world, and Wichita the smoothest and
most beautiful natural streets, there are
seasons when the heavy and continuous
traffic upon the most active business streets
render them somewhat unpleasant. Not
to be excelled by any, Wichita is today
having her principal business thor
oughfares paved with asphalt, jasperite,
brick and stone, thus giving em
ployment to hundreds of men
and distributing among her laboring pop
ulation thousands of dollars daily. Thus
the city goes on. But when you realize
the large sums of money paid outby Wich
ita's large packing houses, every dollar of
which goes directly into the hands of the
farmer and producer you can readily see
the advantage of living contiguous to a
city enterprising enough to build up such
industries. Thousands of dollars now go
back to the farmer from our grain mer
chants. Fortunate, indeed, is the farmer
who lives within the territory tributary
to a city with such ample facilities for
handling his products, and actuated by a
spirit of fairness'which prompts them to
pay therefor as much as the market will
justify. In one thing we regret to say
Wichita is behind the demands of the
country, and that is her lack of large ele
vators to store the farmers' grain. We
need at this moment two or three elevators
of a capacity of 500,000 to 1,000,000 bushels
each, and we need them badly. Hereto
fore our enterprising business men have
not failed to meet every demand of this
kind iis it arose and it is not likely they
will neglect this. Fortunate, indeed, is
the fanner whose farm lies within a hun
dred miles of a city with a history of such
marvelous growth and with so bright a
promise for the future! Our growth is his
growth and our prosDeritj- is his prosperity.
THE EULGABIAN QUESTION,
The Meeting of the Emperor and Czar
Likely to Settle it.
CopyriKhtetl ISM by the Xew York Associated Press.
Bi;i:lin, June 14. The semi-official an
nouncement in the North German Gazette
that Chancellor von Caprivi will accom
pany Emperor William on his visit to the
czar converts the meeting of the sovereigns
from an exchange of imperial courtesies
into a diplomatic event.
Emperor William, escorted by a squad
ron, sails from Kiel to Constadt and will
remain with the czar three days.
Signor Crispi, the Italian prime min
ister, will be here for a conference
with General von Caprivi. He will see
Count Kalnoky, the Austro-Hungarian
premier, en route to Berlin. These move
ments have a dibtinct-relation to a renewal
of the negotiations for a settlement of the
Bulgarian question. Tins time the nego
tiations were initiated at St. Petersburg.
The Kussiau government persists in re
fusing to recognize Prince Ferdinand, but
offers to recognize M. Stambuloff, the Bul
garian premier. M. Stambuloff is ready to
sacrifice Prince Ferdinand if his own posi
tion be assured as a result of the
arrangement. Whatever may be the
issues of the meeting at St. Petersburg
they will not involve a change of relations
in the dreibund. Signor Cripsi goes to
Friedrichsruhe after seeing Chancellor
The Cologne Gazette, predicting a disso
lution of the reichstag, urges the govern
ment to restrict the suffrage. The paper
contends that a mere dissolution will not
suffice to secure the defeat of the oppo
sition which might return stronger than
Princo Bismarck's studiously unstudied
confidences have already assisted the for
eign office to a clear view of the tendencies
ol foreign opinion and has also helped to
harmonize Caprivi's relations with several
foreign ministers. It is nowperceived that
his seeming frankness reveals little and
can not embarrass the government.
The American riflemen assembled at 10
o'clock this morning at the house at
Bremen and went in a body to the in
dustrial technical exhibition. The
maritime, art and commercial sections of
the exhibition especially attracted the at
tention of the visitors. On their return
the riflemen lunched at the Park house
and in the evening they attended a con
cert in the exhibition erounds, which were
brilliantly illuminated with electric lights.
A deputation of Conservatives from the
fourth district of Potsdam, which is now
unrepresented in the reichstag on account
of the death of Heir YVedell Malehow,
went to Friedrichsrune yesterday to ask
Prince Bismarck to accept the candida
ture. He promised to give the proposition
his favorable consideration, and this
is taken to mean that he will
stand. The members of the reichstag
already foresee that the priuce's presence
will produce the grouping of a new party
under his lend, composed of Conservatives,
old National Liberals and a small section
of the moderate Freisinniege party.
This group will prominently repre
sent the smaller land owners,
munufneturers and bankers, who
are opponents of the pro-socialist
policy, thus forming a strong combina
tion. The reports to the effect that the
emperor is becoming more and more en
raged over the revelations made by Prince
Bismarck in interviews and that he in
tends to muzzle the ex-chancellor are
laughed over in the priuce's circles.
STANLEY'S LECTURES IN AMERICA.
London. June 13. It is stated that Henry
M. Stanley will sail for New York with his
wife on October 21. Mr. Stanley has con
cluded arrangements to deliver fifty lec
tures in the Vnited States during the fall
and winter. For the lectures delivered in
New York he is to receive 5.000 and for
eaeh lecture thereafter in the various cities
he is to receive 200.
WILL FAVOR THE BENNETT LAW.
Millwavk.ee, Wis., June 14. The 300
Welsh Presbyterians, who are hold
ing their state convention here
lnfve decided to adopt two impor
tant resolutions before adjourning.
First, they will denounce the supreme
court of the state for deciding as uncon
stitutional the reading of the Bible in the
public schools. Later they will endorse
the Bennett law. This propsed action is
regarded as one more step in the prelim
inary skirmish lxtween Wisconsin Cath
olics and protestants.
, WEEKLV BANK STATEMENT.
New York, June 14. The weekly bank
statement shows the following changes:
Beserve $2,0 ,525
Leual tenders. 1,000,300
The banks now hold $0,fs7.W0 in excess
of the 25 per cent rule
THE DENVER STRIKE INCREASED.
DKSVER, Col.. June 14. Three hundred
plumbers joined the striking carpenters
and millmtn today. There are now about
2.300 on a strike, with good prospects of
being increased next week by the plaster
rs, bricklayers and hodmen.
TILE WICHITA UMVEBSITY.
LEADING EDUCATIONAL INSTI
TUTION OF THE WEST.
A Little of Its History, Management and
Courses of Study An Account of
Its Second Annual Coci-
The Wichita university is the youngest
of Wichita's institutions of learning. It
was opened in the fall of 1SSS. It is rapid
ly growing in favor. It is winning suc
cess, and is laboring hard and conscien
tiously to deserve it. Without making
any noise or publishing ill-founded pro
fessions, it has gathered a strong faculty,
secured a good equipment and has bravely
set out to furnish young men and women
the opportunity of obtaining a broad and
deep general culture and to dd effective
work in all its departments.
The building in appearance is plain and
honest as the institution itself. It is large
and very neat in design. The lower story
is of stone and the two upper of brick.
The large arched entrance is flanked by
two towers, from which tiiere is a magnifi
cent outlook over the beautiful tree-blossomed
city to the fields and prairies be
yond. There are fourteen large, well ventilated
and well lighted recitation rooms. A neat
chapel is on the upper floor. On each side
this there is a large society hall with li
brary room attached. These are intended
for the exclusive nse of the literary so
cieties. The location of the building on College
Hill is as fine as any that may be found
anywhere. It is truly magnificent. The
magical city spreads out in front of it;
beautiful Fairmont and the beautiful resi
dences of College Hill are to the north of
it; pleasant groves, vast prairies.and broad
fields of corn and grain, to the south of it.
The campus contains eighteen acres of
ground. Several hundred trees have been
planted on it, most of which are growing
Besides the collegiate department, the
institution at present has six others, a
model school, an academic department, a
business department, a normal course, a
music department, and a school of art.
The students of the normal course, be
sides receiving thorough training in
all the common branches and the
special studies relating to the art of
teaching, as educational psychology and
methods of instruction, for instance, are
also offered the opportunity of teaching in
the model school under the supervision of
the principal of the model school and of
the president of the institution.
The model school during the past year
was very well attended aud the work done !
gave such excellent satisfaction that the !
prospects are that the attendance next
year will be very much larger.
Airs. Nuss, who has charge of the music
department, deserves special praise and
mention. She belongs to that large class
of pushing, energetic people who have
built up tlie west and made it prosperous.
She came to Wichita several years ago an
entire stranger. Without help from others,
but with indomitable perseverance and
energy she went to work to build up a
patronage for herself. The large number
of students she has gathered to herself are
the evidences of her success.
The business department was organized
last fall. It has been very successful.
In the academic department those
in charge have avoided a very common
and unfortunate error in schools of this
kind. They have not allowed the
academic work to be overshadowed and ab
sorbed by the collegiate work. They offer
the students the privilege of preparing for
the different collegiate courses and encour
age them to use the privilege, but recog
nize the fact that the academy has another
and distinct office to perform. It must af
ford thorough training in the rudiments of
a practical education. Therefore, intelli
gent and persistent drill in penmanship,
spelling, practical number work, and Eng
lish composition in all its practical forms
as applied grammar, characterize the
A wise liberality is manifest in the ar
rangement of the different courses of
study. Education is au eminently neces
sary and good thing, so the authorities of
the university do not wish to bar the door
against those who have not the means and
the time to take a full classical college
course. There are several special courses
of study for ladies and several elective col
All, however, who can possibly do so are
enconraeed to take a full classical college
course as the best possible training for
the highest and most effective use of life
The classical course of the university
is of a high order. The western boys and
girls need not go east to complete their
education. The grade in the language and
mathematical studies in. the university is
as hieh as in most of the b;t eastern col
leges, higher than in some, and the philo
sophical studies, are in advance of most.
One good feature in the college coarse is
the prominence given to English literature.
English classics are inferior to none They
are studied throughout the coarse. They
are studied in such a way as to prepare the
students to read critically and profitoMy
The following is a list of the trustees:
D. B. Shuey, Emporia; J. W. Keefer, Kan
sa sCity; A. H. Casselman, Lyons; J. W.
Love, W. H. Ranch, J. C. Rutan, A. A.
Hyde, T. B. Wall, S. D. Pallett, D. M.
Jones, Henry Schweiter and T. F. Stauffer,
The faculty is made up as follows:
E. L. Kemp, president.
C. E. Heller, mathematics.
A. S. Miller, English language and litera
ture. C. S. Young, assistant teacher of mathe
matics. W. II. Ranch, commercial law.
F. H. Harper, business department.
Airs. Mary E. Nuss, vocal and instru
Miss Laura J. Nuss, assistant teacher of
Miss Alice B. Love, painting and draw
ing. Miss Dana Boles, model school and elocution-.
Arthur Foster, violin.
CLOSING EXERCISES AT THE UNIVERSITY.
On Tuesday evening Juiie 10, Rev. 11. T.
Savin deliverad before tha Hesperian Lit
erary society the annual oration before
that body. The theme chosen was "thor
ough preparation for work." In develop
ing this, the importance of a careful and
thorough course o' study was brought for
ward by one who l.new whereof he spoke.
The demands of the present time for thor
ough scholars, men of active, penetrating,
cultivated intellects must be met. The
day has come when the lawyer inust pos
sess a keen, discriminating judgment;
when the minister must stand high if he
is to be a leader of the people, a shepherd
of men; when the physician must have not
only mind knowledge of remedies, but
Senses trained for the detection of symp
toms almost imperceptible. So ex
acting is his demand that tho
day has come when men can no
longer hope to master all of one profession,
much less all professions. Men must con
fine themselves to branches of profession
if they would stand in the fore-front of
life. A gieat lawyer must be a patent
lawyer, a land, probate, or criminal law
yer. A great physician must be a special
ist. The plea made for a thorough pre
paration for filling efficiently the walks of
life was a strong and earnest and the ad
vice of the speaker was: "Do not be in a
hurry. The world does not want you so
badly that it cannot wait until you are
prepared to do the best grade of work.
Take time; not time from study, but time
for study. Lay carefully, and slowly if
need be, the foundation upon which you
would build for time and eternity."
It is the sincere wish of many who en
joyed the masterly discourse so faintly
portrayed above, may be put in print for
the benefit of many whose interest in edu
cational work and appreciation of. scholar
ly merit ensure for it a careful and inter
The audience that assembled in the
chapel on Wednesday evening was a large
and interested one, and it was well repaid
for the encouragement its presence af
forded, for its approval was manifested by
clo-e attention and hearty applause The
program was divided in parts, as follows:
Chorus Spring song Pinsuiti.
Piano duo Selected.
Misses Lillie Welch, Clara Newman.
Piano forte Schottish de concert. Spencer.
Master Eddie Gradv.
Song The Owl "....Adams.
Miss Mary Stewart.
Piano duo Utopian waltz Baker.
Mosceline Daisv, Gertrude Welton.
Piano forte Edelweiss Glide. Yanderbeck.
Miss Gertie Frooman.
Piano trio Shepherds song Czcrnv.
Miss Bessie Tull, Arthur Tull
"( and Instructor.
Piano forto Floridiana waltz Lange
Mi-.- Emma Pierce.
Piano duo Cha-se Inferno Kollinc.
Classes Cassie Bennett. Lottie MeGlade.
Piano forte-Showers of blo-soms.bpindler.
Miss Mary Stewart.
Male quartette Comrades "n arms. Adams
Messrs. Shipe and Kelchner,
i Messrs. Jack and Chatrield.
Piano forte-Fifth Nocturne, op. 52.Levback
Miss Alice WelL,
Piano forts Last idea of Yon Weber.
ML-s Alpha Galloway.
Song Spanische Lied Eckert.
Miss Birdie Love
Piano forte La Harpe Eohenne-.Krueger
Misa Jean Love
Piano quartette overture ...William Tell.
Misses Jones and Broadway,
' Misees Galloway and Love.
Showers of Blossoms, Spindler, and the
Fifth Nocturne, Leyback. rendered by
Miss, Mary Stewart and Alice Wells
were especially deserving of favorable
comment. The overture "William Tell"
by misses Alice Jones, Love. Broadway
and Galloway was the feature of the
Owing to sickness Miss Birdie Love was
unable to appear. This occasioned no
break in the program, as the song
'Anchored5 was well and pleasingly ren
dered by Mr. Ed. Shipe-
Notwithstanding the wind, which was
sceh as breezy Kansas alone eon afford,
the commencement exercises of Thnraday
evening were well atwnded. A large
audience represented the friends of edeea-
tion of the community and the exercises of
of the evening pleased" and interested all.
The salutatory, delivered by Miss Alice
Jones, was a most excellent address and
admirably suited to the occasion. The
welcome to friends, the review of the
work of the past year, and the discussion
of the theme were handled in a remark
ably able and felicitons manner.
The business department was represented
by Miss Pearl Smith in an essay entitled
"Self-Made," and Mr. Sidney Long, whose
oration had for its subject "American
Manhood." The clear voice of the essayist
was no less pleasing than the ideas she set
forth, and the orator reviewed the history
of our nation only to use the facts of his
tory for the establishment of principles
and conclusions to be applied to the
Miss Birdie Love, with the essay "Over
the Hills and Far Away," and Mr. Paul
Brown, in an oration on "Man," represent
ed the literary department in a highly sat
isfactory manner. The essay was a glance
at distaut times and countries, developed
in a most happy style and possessing a
high literary finish. The orator's discus
sion was thoughtful, highly interestingand
everything that the fertility of the sub
ject could lead one to expect. The
sound and earnest thought it contained
was critically arranged and clothed in
language of a simple dignity but well fit
ted both theme and speaker. Honorary
degrees were represented by Prof. A. S.
Miller and Rev. W. J. Tull. who spoke
upon "The Child's Destiny' and "The
Use and Abuse of Christian Scholarship."
These gentlemen handled their subjects
as only ripe scholars can.
President E. L. Kemp announced that
the board of trustees had conferred the
degree of D. D. upon Rev. Chas. E. Miller,
of Brooklyn, N. Y.; and the degree of A.
M. upon Prof. A. S. Miller and Rev. W. J.
Tull, Kingman, formerly of this city. Af
ter the regular announcements the audi
ence was dismissed with a few fitting words.
DISGUISED AS A MAN.
An American Girl's Euse, and Her Tragic
End in England.
London. June 14. A fatal accident,
which resulted in a mystery, occurred ves
terday on board the bark Ida, at West
Ifartiepool, to a sailor known as Hans
Brand, who had shipped as an apprentice
at Peusacola, Fla. He Was aloft scraping
one of masts, when he fell to the deck, ap
parently uninjured, as ho jumped
up immediately, but after walking a
few steps, staggered and fell through an
open hatch into the hold and was killed.
The body was removed to the morgue. On
laying out the remains the authorities
were astonished to find that they were
those of a female, the crew of the Ida hav
ing all along been unaware of the fact.
It is supposed that the girl ran away
from home on account of being dis
appointed in a love affair. "Hans
had been a general favorite on
the voyage on account of his extreme
youth and comeliness, as well as his
obliging -ways and aptness "in learning
the ropes." He was not more than 17
years old, with curly brown hair and
bright blue eyes.
Now that the true sex of the young
sailor is known, the bark's carpenter and
one or two of the men recall the fact that
several days before thov saileda young girl
had come on board selling fruit, although
from her delicate, well-bred appearance, all
with whom she came in contact remarked
that she was no ordinary fruit vender. She
asked numerous questions about the work
of a sailor, and if the voyage to England
at this time of the year was likely to be a
rough one. She peered into the lorecastle
andinto the cook's galley aud seemed
deeply interested in everytiiing going
on about the ship. She asked the first
officer what it would cost to
take passage to England in the ship,
and seemed surprised and disap
pointed when told there were no accommo
dations on board the Ida for passengers.
Jler size and complexion corresponded ex
actly with those of the dead sailor Hans,
but her hair was braided and hung nearly
to her wait. The men now believe that the
little fruit vendor of Pensacola and the
dead sailor are one and the same person.
Hans shipped on the very day that the bark
Among the dead sailor's effects
in a small wooden trunk and an
ordinary sea bag there were found a
few changes of men's clothes and alo
one or two articles of female ap
parel. AVith these were a brush and comb
and a hand-mirror. In a toilet cases were
some fancy note paper and envelopes, two
or three paper covered novels and a copy
of a Mobile newspaper, but nothing to be
tray the dead girl's identity. The author
ities at West Hartlepool have communi
cated with the American consul there,
and an official investigation will be set on
foot in Pensacola. The captain of the Ida
is of the opinion that the dead girl sailoris
well connected in Pensacola or somewhere
near that city. She was delicately consti
tuted and showed traces of good breeding
and refined training.
A MINISTER CENSURED.
Hawaii's Foreign Aifairs Chief Charged
With Concealing Facts.
San Francisco. Cal., June 14. The
steamship Australia, which arrived from
Honolulu today, brings advices to June C.
In the legislative assembly June 5 the
committee on foreign affairs "acting under
instructions to inquire whether the nego
tiations for the renewal of the present
treaty with the United States on the part
of the cabinet or any officer" of
the Hawaiin or the government bad
been j calculated to prejudice or
jeopardize the political or commercial in
dependence of Hawaii preferred charges
aeainst the minister of foreign affairs, Mr.
Austin, accusing him of not complying
Avith the instructions of the house tu com
municate all of the correspondence on the
treaty .and of having caused the abstrac
tion of one of the most important docu
ments in the shape of a letter from Miniv
ter Carter containing valuable suggestions
about the treaty, alsom having retained
other letters from Carter touching
on the subject, on the ph that tbey
were private personal commnnicatioo-.
They also charged that the minister re
fused to transmit the minutes of the nu
merous cabinet meetings between April
and September. l&H. at wnkh the proposal
trevty was discus-ed. Th committee htrkl
Minister Austin to be guilty of disrespect
to the houe.
The committee continuing its report
says that owing to the policy of the muib
tef of foreign aifairs the committee is un
able to decide the question as to whether
the minL-ter had ben instigated in llrt
starting treaty negotiations, or the hope
of annexing Hawaii to the United States.
The legislature would therefore be con
strained to accept tbe assurance
of the minister that he aerer in
tended anything against the inde
pendence of tbe conatry. In the wane
way the real wish of the American govwn
ment as to pr?erving tbe iadrwemleoce of
Hawaii would be better efRtabmhed if it
had been possible to prove who wa tJn
originator of the clause concerning Ute
landing of troop-.
Xo discussion was. had by the membs
of the legislature on the staieiaeat con
tained in tbe report, bot tht whole matter
was tabled until the minority report eoId
The action of the congress of the Unhl
SAts in regard to tariff legfeiatton.
especially in the matter o.' tha sa:r
cheriule" is awaited with threat htterw by
the resioVnts of the Wand. The abolition
o( the doty on ?sar. it claimed, wonld
take away many of the comnmncfel ad
aatages which Hawaii sow enjoys.
ILLEGALLY HELD. '
JUDGE CALDWELL'S DECISION L
THE IIQUOPw CASES.
The Arrest of Original Package Deal
ers a Violation of (he
According to tha Supreme Court's Baling
no Eemedy for Such Sales
Congress Alone Able to Sestrain the Traffio
A Grand Ensh Being Made to the
New Citv of Buffalo The Last
of the Sac and Fox Treaty
State and Territo
Leavenworth. Kan., June 14. The
habeas corpus cases of the eleven original
package dealers of Sidiua and Topekn.
were disposed of today by Judge Caldwell
of the United States district court. The
judge held that the prisoners were being
held in violation of the terms of the consti
tution and he ordered their release from
custody. Tiecases -will be appealed to the
state supreme court.
In his opinion. Judge Caldwell says that
all the points of law raised in the cases
have been decided by the supreme court of
the United States and that he must abide
by that decisiou. After quoting the rele
vant portions of the supreme court's decis
iou, in which it is held that that the inter
ference with the sjde of original packages
of intoxicating liquors was an interference
with interstate commerce, and therefore
unconstitutional, Judge Caldwell says:
"It was, then, no offense for these pott
tit ioners to sell liquor in the original pack
ages. Any imprisonment of them for so
doing is, in the language of the habeas
corpus act. a violation of the constitution
of the United States and illegal. And this
court has the jurisdiction and it is made
the duty to discharge any person so ille
gally held in custody."
The judge further holds that the size of
the original package has nothing
to do with the case. So long
as it is an original package it is
an article of interstate commerce and as
such the state, under the suDremo court
ruling, has no authority to restrict or pro
hibit its sale. The judge admits that this
state of affairs seriously impairs the effic
iency of the laws of the state, but he holds
that in congress alone is to be found the
"I do not sit here," he says in conclusion,
"to make or disregard the law, but to en
force it regardless of my own views of its
policy or justice. Itis'to the legislative
and not the judicial department of the
government that the people of this and all
other states must loot for relief against
the evils of the sale of liquors in original
packages by tho importer or his agents.
The several petitioners must bo" dh
charged." ALL IS DONE.
The Last of the Indian Treatj The New
SAC AND Fox AOKNCV, I. T.. Juno 14.
The national council of the Sac and Fox
nation agreed on all the terms of the con
tract with the United States commission
ers this afternoon at 5 o'clock. They
signed the treat v and closed the trade. At
the conclusion tlie council rose and Chief
Keokuk delivered a prayer in the Indian
The commissioners are elated over the
result, and consider paying 81.25 for their
Innds a better bargain than they would
have had if they paid the Cherokees 21 an
acre for the strip. The Indians agreed to
have their allotments taken within four
months after the allotting agent arrives at
the agency. This will prolmbly have the
country ready for opening next spring.
This reservation is thirty-live miles long
by eighteen miles wide, the longer lino ex
tending north and south. The Cimarron
rivi-r bounds it on the north and the North
Fork on the south. The western line is
eighteen miles east of theeastern boundary
After the Indians take their allotments
then will Ik 4-i:t,000 acres of land for home
steaders. The IJeep Fork separate the
reservation nearly into halves, the north
ern part containing the poorer land. Thin
has a snudv soil and a red clay subsoil, and
is nearly all covered with' small oak trt'i
which are eveuly but spnrvly distributed
over the land, and will never Imj wortli any
thing except for fuel and fence posts.
South of Deep Fork the land is very much
better, containing much more jralrie and
equalling the b;st parts of Oklahoma
Thi is the tmrt of the reservation where
nearly all the Indians will take their allot
ments. NEW COPORATIONS.
Topeka, Kan., June 14. Charters were
granted to new Kansas corporations ms
The Harper Water supply company;
Tha Ingelside Minstrel association, of
Topeka. Director George II. Noble, S.
K. Ritchie. Harrv L. Robinson, F. O.
I'ownse and Fred V. Freeman.
The Marquette Mining and Manufactur
ing company, of Marquette, McPherMm
county: capital, ?J8,OjO
The Home Embroidery Machine com
pany, of Kansas, City, Kan.; capital, 35,
000. Directors Jarnes D. Hustl, Darid
D. Hoag, David E. Tyler awl Thomas II.
How land, of Kansas City, Kan., and John
11. Morse, of Kansas City. Mo.
The McPlwraon Union Printing coov
pany. of McPherson. Director btephen
Gilpin, Windom. Kan : J P McClain. J.
W. Frerbom. Benjamin Evans. Chsrfaa
Feriu. MtPhTMn, J S. Hoover. (X L.
I-indeman, Canton Capital, $l(i,l&i.
The Wyandotte Fair aociation, oC Kan
sas City. Kaa Dirfctors Georep E. Bell.
J Ensminser. H. S. Swingiey, Frank
Map. W. H. P.yn. Ii. A. Yooge, X.
Bariws. E. L. Barner.. W. L. Wod, IL K.
Huicbtss Capital 4). CO).
Tb? I'nkm Grain and Feed company, of
Wichita and Eureka. Directors It. Nlch
ol and B F. Gailaeer. of Eureka. Ahna
Howard, of Fall Hirer Jaia- M. litUisg
lee, of Wichita, and D R. Brock, of Ben
ka. Kan. Capital H0.CJO
Th? Alliance Co-nprativ Bwinccs as
sociation, of fntralia. Director A. H.
Pirrw. E HaUlodT, J E. McColm.
George Hackard. J. M. Morebaa. D. IL
Kiteht. Patrick Cain. J C Horftpj4e.
The Kan Cmnty Co-o&raW ari
tion, of Dtghtoo. capital H.VJ9. Directors
E. T. Bower. Georse KjbH and Willfawn J.
Hrf of TnVhtAa. M. M. .&. of Grteibr:
W M. Baird, of Dwrport; -. h JiecB. of i
Sauon. inlitA . Dtcfci. of Atlanta; i
Cbarkr F. EKjert. of FOjncr f
The lijcfanxrtKf C rwmwr company, of
rhetopa. capital. Vkff&. Btrueuw W.
G. Hxrer. LB Cook. A P nt D. W.
Watson. E. W. BHU, J. 5. Hcrick and
Thr Manhattan Pmitniry comptwy of
Manhattan txpttai, fTAUH. Dtrcur
FMotooa fsecrtet. of Rudolph. A J. Whn
fooi. J. C XU wi J. W. KeiOraNK, of
Manhattan, and N Chrhcmm-nf Cfefc-
AM Afm-KELLEY DELEGATION.
Majbo. Kan-. Jtme II. ?. of
tw-my delwsBta ehonen fat ink vow p4
towwhipjiwtenfaiy 3it naitait HnrdwM
Kciter. Th enemy ,rilt soi as a-Kl-U-j
deJSMHi to Etss-ocis.
WILL SEND CONTESTING DELEGA
TIONS. Garden Cttt. Kan., June 14. The con
tests of Milton Brown acalnst C. K. Jones
for the endorsement of Finney county for
congress was decided today by the county
central committee by a majority of onr
committeeman in Jones favor. A larjro
amount of fraudulent voting was discov
ered and Brown's friends claim a majority
of thirteen votes, as they think the finding
of the committee contrarv to tlie evidence.
They filed an appeal to the congressional
convention at Dodce City and the commit
tee ordered all the evidence forwarded,
with the appeal. There will, therefore, bo
contesting delegations from Finney
OUTLOOK IN THE FIFTH.
St. Lor is. Ma. June 14. A special from
JunctionCitv. Kan., says: The political
sky in the Fifth congressional district
grows clearer evory week; but two or three
small clouds still remain, and they are fasS
losing their strength. Ex-Consressman.
Phillips, of Saline county, isupportHl by
but on paper; ax-Govcrnor Harvey, at
Riley county, by but two. and Judgu
Sturgos, of Cloud county, by but a fv
raoiu No man in this district has boeiv
mentioned upon whom the vmall and anti
Anderson crowd can unite. Congressman.
Anderson is certain to be renominated.
Tfn central committee meets in Mau
lutttan. Congressman Anderson's homo, om
the 17th, to name the place and date of
holding the congressional convention.
AN ORIGINAL PACKAGE HOUSE.
L. Cvone. Kan., June 14. An original
package hou-e was opened here last nigh a
by Daniel G!aeock, whose liquors coma
from Kausas City, Mo. The bu-dnes Is
conducted m a barn. Sales today hav
been numerous. Much aniuxunecfc wa
created by an indignant citiKu, who was
keeping his horso in tlie stable, nuiakly
taking the animal away whan the original
packages were moved in. Th agent has
not been molested by the authorities.
WILL PUT UP A TICKET.
Fokt Scott, Kan , June 14. The confer
ence of delegates representing the Farmers
Mutual Benefit Alliance and Knighta of
Labor that met in tub. city today for tho
purpose of considering tho question of
making a nomination for congress, dedldod
to nut a candidate m the fiohl and appoint
ed a committee to call a convention, which
will probably meet at Ottawa.
CHARGED WITH JOINT RUNNING.
Kntkhi'RIse, Kan., June 14. Kx-Post-mastur
Herman Hasslor, who hold olnoo
under tho Cleveland administration, wiu
arrested yesterday by the sheriff, charged
with running a joint in his meat market.
Ho is the third jolntist who has been
pulled in a week. He was bound over for
trial under bond of SW0.
A BUSH TOR B0ITAL0.
The New Oity Drawing a Wild Ruab. of
Liberal, Kan.. June 14. This city Is al
most depopulated. Almost everybody in
holding dowu lots in Buffalo. Daloga
tiotiH from various parts of tho ntuto oru
coming in aud ail bound for tho now
The location of the new land ofllce town,
as published in the papvr thb morning !
not eighty mile Mmlhwutt of horo, but
thirty milea fcouthwwt.
NOT YET HARMONIOUS.
Colorado Rates Causing Tronbla ia tho
Western Railroad Gamp.
St. Louis, Mo., June 13. Kastorn lino
passenger rntos out of SL Louis worefnlly
restored today and T'nce reJgna from horo
to t he seaboard.
Thfre is .till trouble, howevr. In tho
western .situation outtde of the Scott ux
rursiou tickets and tho Christina undoavor
return coupons. Two big oouvuntiouK
are to be held iu Denver during
this month and the St. Louin & Snu
Francisco, whluh U not n membrr of tint
western poM-iiRer asxxiiation or of tho
traucontlupiitaI pflMfiiKur dupurtmont.
lilts announced a Kpc-cial rata of 1S for thi
round trip and ticket are on alo.
A meeting of the uwtni Unas wn hehl
today to look into the Colorado nitimtkm.
and It was revtmlM that th Mikonri Pa
cific and tht Alton and fin I'mIou Pfloiflu
had Hindu contract for p-ial tralnn for
thoMfconvi'iitioiiH. Otht'r limit, thurofarv.
have met the -pye$al ratiwt and th rwilt hi
to throw Denver ntw ojwm to thi puhtiu
for Mnral darn thi month, return 11 mil
extending over thirty da,
ON TWO SERIOUS CHARGES.
DEVBK. Col., June la - Harry S. WUs,
a grocor, wan arrested yetTdny morn I it g
for the murder of Mr Kat M. ItaUr
Held, who wiw found dad ami rarfcibud in
hr honM ou tb morning of May 4. TJw
crimt; wt 'vidntly committal on tho
pn-vioiw day. and th coronwr'n Jury m
found. The wohium waa found in n room
in an unpor story Her underclothing wax
torn oil, and ah had rfcirod cats and
scratch e en hrr hfud and tcn. TheaJtatr
wa pnvpojxd in mystery. Thore hud
Ixwn no attempt at robbery. Mrr. Butler
field had no ersirw-i that are known.
WrlU roomed in the boute and told a
Mratgbtatory when questioned about tho
eae at the preliminary examination be
fore the coroner He wa urrwttiid broatuto
a torn Mhirt and a bloody handkerchief
were found recently among hi effect anl
becanfc he can not account aUfHctorUy
for himself between the bourn of 6 and 4
o'clock Sainniay afternoon. May When
een in jail laet rtening Well appeared
worried. He mkl that he ownkl oaOy sus
eonut for himself on the day In qet4.
and ha no fear of the rruit of a UiaL
Hi young wife was burled eight dayt be
fore Mr. TimterneM waa manien-4. Tho
city U excitwl ovrr WelU' arreet. and pttty
lie xentiineut ia entirely in hia furor.
THE LOWER CALIFORNIA FILIBUSTER
Sax FkaKcuvo. Cal.. Jane U. Coimw.
K O. Footer, -tpedaJ ngent of the dvttnrt
ment of juatiee, who arrived here from
San Dieo a few daya ago, where be km
bera icvt-weiKnUrur the rrat AlUMMterian;
movement te capture Ixiwer California,
ban left for Washington. He decline! Ut
makf any ta4tent in rwgani to the r
!nlt ol bis jnvsulijatkm at San tM-ian
further than i any "The HtlbmtUthmei
Kbrwe la 'A tnoch jssQoKod and fairy a
fXt-niT- urn ha ben reported. It MM m
Milt in an increased military forte h"nK
placed along the Mexican border, and en
pactaiiy ob the Paciik rr4 by the UTrliM
Stale Roeemnent. Th" reteUi of ny l
v enaction will not imk1 any troohte Tfo
tween the L'aJtd 6jU aed Mexton.
LIVERPOOL COTTON STATEMENT.
LiyewooL, Jon K. Weekly oofeUpoj
tfertto. Total rtxipi of the week, U,(TX
bale. American, Zf.CC trade iakftsji. in
cluding frvrrdd fnm hiV 44. mpAr,
actnal export. a.OOr. tutai import, fiMt,
American, .". uxaJ k, tm.Hu.
American, K7 OS, total a&tmt, hWCO;
TO 5AVEKEMTUCKY,S CREDIT.
LoCnTTixut. Ky , June M. The uwry
of the a of Ken-tacky k empty and the
deaVrtt uriU by Joly 1 probahjy nmoml lo
Vi.OA. Governor iktckner -will tare the
itMUr crxdlc rj dTnctif money yrUinmt
lolereoA. from hi rtraix iortnne to mn&
all nrxxaX obligatmiw. H ha already tS
Tneed ? OW
THE EMPORORS COURSE DENOUNCED
BfiKUs, Jnne H Awtxioramm metiM
of .'sfieteJ Deca&enu m hm ft ! VofL
frMMMTi at Moahtt, a unhurt at Bedbt w
trntay Th fcrarsejt" Iratblnz wtu ptosed
u mfStfts&tioft and thnownmit war mmVi
Ut obtain adnm&tfcnv The nuertnvf wv
ry exritinx me TVa mmAseM rnaety
rrfeXioed the Mruiwt and Inhor o(hrf of
theemferor and the meetten: Ineliy pmi
a TOMiiatmn wmurum the kahte; ; eji