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WICHITA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING JUNE 25, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 1899.
THE-BOARD OF TRADE OF WICHITA:
Wichita, Kas., June 20, 1890.
To whoni it nay Concern.
We desire to invite your atten
tion to the location of Wichita, Kan
sas, as a center for controlling and
Iiandlingthe grain products of South
western Kansas and the Indian Terri
tory. Beferrinp to the official annual re
port of the Kansas State Board of Agrf
culture, for the year ending Dec. 31,
1S89, which we submit herewith, we
And the eleven counties immediately
tributary to Wichita to be as follows:
10,071,365 53,015,843 12,895,472
Three principal crops grown in eleven
counties tributary to Wichita, for 1889.
Wheat, 10,071,365 bushels.
Corn, 53,015,843 "
Wichita occupies a central position
among these eleven counties, and is
connected by railway lines with all the
county seats and shipping stations
"Within this territory.
Wichita has eleven lines of railway
In and out giving her better facilities
for the quicker handling of grain than
any other point in the state, and mak
ing her the recognized railway center
of the grain growing region.
Wichita is located 227 miles from
Kansas City, 400 miles from Omaha,
500 miles from St. Louis, 500 miles from
Denver, 700 mile3 from Chicago, and
750 miles from Galveston, and is on
the direct thoroughfare for the pro
ducts of Kansas, Nebraska, the JOa
kotas, and the immediate territory
lyiug east and west to tidewater at
It occupies, without a rival, a terri
tory comprising about 700 by 800 miles
which is as productive as any territory
in the United States.
The market for the farm products of
this point are east, west, and south,
and it is especially true that the mining
regions of the west are becoming more
and more dependant upon this terri
tory as their population increases.
It is a fact that there is now a pressing
necessity for elevators of sufficient ca
pacity to successfully transfer, handle,
and store .the grain at this point.
The railways have, for several years
allowed the elevators and mills at
Wichita as favorable cleaning and
"milling-in-transit" rates as any other
grain market in the west, and have
done so when our elevators have been
insufficient in caDacitv. thereby block-
mg their yards, and putting them to
great inconvenience ana loss.
We can confidently refer you to the
different railways centering here,
knowing they will encourage any
thing that will centralize the grain
business of Southwestern Kansas.
The following statement shows the
grain "receipts at Wichita.
For the weeks ending as follows, in
Tot.il, 5S1,3G5 728,476 573,901 24,199
Since the immense crop of grain for
1SS9, grown in the eleven great coun
ties of Butler, Barber, Kingman, Mc
Pherson, Harper, Harvey, Pratt, Cow
ley, Bono, Sumner and Sedgwick com
menced moving, and all being con
tiguous to the Wichita market, and in
fact many of them coming here with
their grain, there has been an urgent
demand for larger elevator facilities to
handle the immense amount of grain
to advantage and with despatch. J.
"V. Hawn & Co., who have done an
enormous busiuess since July 1, 1SS9,
when the new crop of oats commenced
moving, have run three elevators,
which have a combined capacity f
about twenty-five car loads, or 10,000
bushels per day, to their fullest extent
night and day, and yet have been
obliged to hold on an average of forty
car loads a day on track awaiting the
elevators for cleaning purposes, etc.
The total number of ear loads of grain
which have been handled on this
market during the past nino mouths
are as follows: Two thousand nine
hundred and thirty-seven cars of corn,
816 ears of wheat, 317 cars of oats,
which aggregate 1,900,050 bushels of
corn, 4S9.G00 bushels of wheat and 329,
050 bushels of oats. Of this large
amount of grain J. YV. Hawn & Co.
have handled 1.7S5,550 bushels of corn,
29l,650bushelsof oats and 135,000 bush
of wheat. The City Mills have hand
led 196.469 bushels of wheat, and the
Hydraulic Milling Company have used
163.S00 bushels of wheat, 122.000 bush
els of corn and 34,S00 bushels of oats.
A large percentage of the grain receiv
ed at the mills has been ground into
flour aud meal and shipped out in that
condition. H. L. Pierce, Secy.
THE BANKS OF WICHITA.
The banks cf Wichita number eight,
Aug. 16, 18S9, 97,169 10,800
Aug. SI. " 96,808 10.800
Ausr. ): '.0,7iVS 6,140
Bent. 0, " 3I,:t90 0.0.0
Si'iil3, " 20,Stt -J,Sr0
Kept. 20, " -V-S3 919
Bopt.27, " 20,970 4,141
Oct. 4, " ln.sOT 1.5S0
Oct. 11, " SS.tfU 8,")15
Oct. IS, " 21,812 5.U1
OcL 2, " 29,154 12, '00
Xov. 2, " 47,:U7 19.-303
Xov. 9, " 10,71!) 10,7(K)
Nov. lli, " 1S.700 2l,:l00
Nov. 21, " Sl,a")7 20,400
Nov. 80, " 18,941 '20,140
Dec. 7, " UJHM 41,500
Doc. 14, " 0,W 53,200
Dec. 21, " 10,402 49,700
Dec. 2S. " 4,H8 40,SOJ
Jan. 4,1890. 41,000
Jan. 11, " 47,2i.0
Jan. 18, " -U.S.
Jan. 21, " 2?,2
Jan. 31, " 21,101
Feb. 7, " 2,400 42,120
Feb. 14, " 13,80) 60,753
Feb. 21, " 10,603 74,950
. f2--0.000.00 550,000.00
,. 250.00000 24,147.K)
,. ltO0.00 7J,f 01.00
. 100.OJ9.OJ 8,000.00
.. 200,000.0(1 16,000.00
.. 500.000.00 63,451.30
.. 60,000.00 5,000.00
Kansas National ...
AVet Side National.
Wicnlta Savings ..
First Arkansas alley,
capital and snrplus, $5 10.620.99.
Total capital and surplus, 52,233,227.20
One of the best indications of the
prosperity of the city Is its bank clear
ances. BANK CLEARANCES.
One of the best indications of the
prosperity of a city is its bank clear-
nce. In this respect Wichita shows a
good average increase over last year.
September .. 2,321,600
Total, $33,866,908 835,633,050.86
WICHITA PACKING EECOED.
The first three months' operation, or
up to the beginning of the summer
season, March 1, 1889, Jacob Dold &
Son slaughtered 20.892 hogs. The fol
lowing season, from March 1st to Nov
ember 1st, the number of hogs run
through was 57,578, and the winter
season. November 1, 1889, to March 1,
1890, 37,551 hogs, and for March, 1890,
7,125 hogs, making a grand total in
sixteen months to April 1, 1890, of
The number of cattle slaughtered by
tue jLoia .racKing company since they
commenced operations is about 5.500
head and 2,590 head of sheep. The
Dold Packing Company have shipped
out up to April 1, 1890. about 1,048 cars
of hog products, and 85,000 pounds of
fresh meet to city trade and outside
towns by express.
The number of hogs killed by the
Francis Whittaker & Son's Company
from August 1st to November 1st, 1889,
was 17,200, November 1st to March 1st,
1890, 31,000; and for March, 1890, 10,
500; making the total for eight months
Comparative statement of packing
between me dinerent cities as reported
by the Cincinnati Price Current.
Special report to theCincinnati Price
Current show the number of hogs
packed from march 1 to date and latest
mail dates compared with last year as
March 1 to June 18 1890. 1839.
ChlcaRO 1.320,000 1,060,000
Kansas City 686,000 660,000
Omaha 335 000 293,000
St. Louis .' 175.000 223,000
Indianapolis 145,000 136,000
Cincinnati 104,000 90,000
Milwaukee 140,000 124,000
Sioux City 186.010 145,000
ueaar iiapias r.r.1,490 89,031
Cleveland 84,850 87,000
Ottumwa. Iowa...... 67,639 66.307
Keokuk, Iowa 49,131 28,090
St. JoBeph, Mo 67.500 80,000
Wlchlta.Kuns 90,595 31,500
Dos Moines, Iowa 43 000 25.053
Nebraska City, Neb 63300 68,900
South St. Paul, Minn 67.C00 5S.000
Lincoln. Neb 44,062 39.402
Hutch'nson.KanB... - 25.030 5,000
Atlantic, Iowa 33,207 24,000
The following shows the receipts of
live stock at tne yards during the past
seventeen month, or from January
1, 1889, to May 30, 1890:
January, 1839 269
February, 1889 416
March, 1889 366
April, 1889 067
"May, 18S9 90'J
Juno, 18S9 595
July, 1889 671
Aujrust, 1889 476
October, isso 1,633
September. 1889 81
November. 1889 1,8V)
December, 1889 1,462
Jannnry, 1890 .2.111
February. 1890 1,901
March, 1890 3.390
April, 1890 5,39.1
Mny, 1890 4 639
The Union. Stock Yards embrace 6G
acres, 10 of which are covered with
The number of business establish
ments in Wichita, Kansas, Dec. 31,
1SS9, as reported by B. G. Dun & Co's
mercantile agency, isS07, not including
professional men. Among the more
prominent branches included in the
list are the following:
General Commission, S
Printing Ollices 19
Groceries, (retail) 105
Planing Mills 5
Dry Goods, (retail) 23
Flour and Feed, '. 21
Stono Mill, 1
Clothing, (includes Merchant Tailors)....-... 27
Lime. Cement. fcc
Wholesale and Retail Hardware....
Blacksmiths and Carriage Makers,.
Uigurs ana to Dacco, 27
Boots and Shoes, 23
Wholeale Produce and Fruit,.
Plumbing and Gas Fitting
Wholesale Splccand Baking Powder,..
LEAVENWORTH'S LIQUOR CASE.
IjEAVEXWORTH, Kan.. June 24. Judge
Crosier opened court this morning with
twenty-four liquor cases on the docket,
the work of the St. Joseph "spotters." The
women met at the Alethodist church and
marched in a body to the court room and
remained until the noon adjournment.
The only case tried during the morning
was that against tho Leavenworth Turn
verein. The judge refused to grant the in
junction. Papers were placed in the hands
of Assistant Attorney General Black for
the arrest of the St. Joe "spotters" on the
charge of conniving to induce persons to
violate the order of the court. Mr. Black
remarked that he would take his own
time in having the papers served.
SHOT A BARTENDER.
Lawrence, Kan., June 24. "William
Mathcwsou, the man who shot a bartender
in a Kansas City, Kan., joint last night
was arrested here at 1 o'clock today in
company with Edna Williams. They ar
rived here at 11 o'clock and were at his
sbter-iu-law's honso when arrested.
A BOTTLE NOT A PACKAGE.
Atchison, Kan., June 34. H. L Bald
win, police judge, has decided in the
Graham case that a single bottle taken
from a case is not an original package and
found the defendaut guilty. The caSe will
SUBSTITUTE FOR VEST'S BILL.
"Washington, June 24. The senate com
mittee on agriculture and forestry today
instructed Chairman Paddock to report
favorably (with amendments) the substi
tute proposed by him for Senator Vest's
bill to provide for the inspection of cattle
and beef product intended for export.
The substitute provides for an inspection
at the place of killing of cattle and hogs,
the carcasses of which are the subjects of
the interstate commerce previous to their
slaughter, in all cases when the secretary of
agriculture deems such inspection
to bo necessary. A post mortem
examination of carcasses intended to be
further prepared for consumption at can
ning establishments, or elsewhere, may
lo be ordered by the secretarv -of agri
culture. In case of the discovery of any
diseased animal or carcass, it shall be de
stroyed; also any product of such carcass
found to be unfit lor human food. Penal
ties are provided for selling condemned
animals carcaises, or products thereof, or
transporting them from one state to an
other, or an inspected animal or carcass.
The bill is to take effect in ninetv days
SUBE INDICATIONS OP A FUTUEE
fiapid and Permanent Improvements
Made and Projected at
Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Pu
into Buildings in a Pew
A List of Eecent Enterprises Her For
tunate Location The Winfield Chau
tauqua Assembly Grandly Opened
The Day at Ottawa New
Oklahoma Cut, Ok., June 23 Spe
cial Correspondence. Three important
streams, together with others of minor
note, are represented on the map of Okla
homa. These three are the Cimarron,
which crosses the northern part, the North
Canadian, which runs through south cen
tral part from east to west, and the South
Canadian which forms the southern boun
dary. The Cimarron and the South Can-
adian have broad, sandy channels, and
during the greater portion of ,the year af
ford a less certain supply of water than
many of the smaller streams of the ter
ritory. The North Canadian is a stream of an
entirely different character. Its channel is
deep and narrow, and it furnishes a con
stant and steady supply of excellent water
even in the dryfist portions of the year. Its
banks are heavily lined with valuable tim
ber.such as walnut, oak, pecan, cottonwood
and other varieties." On the north bank of
this river, where the Santa Fe railroad
crosses, is located xhe city of Oklahoma.
Although the- Oklahoma -town, site was
first settled upon but fourteen mouths ngo,
it has a history considerably antedating
that period. Before Payne and
Couch brought it to notice
it was a favorite camping and council
ground for the Indian; afterwards it be
came the mecca of the boomer. The gov
ernment next established a military post
there and post traders sought it as the best
place from which to suppty a large but
sparsely settled territory. The first two
preliminary surveys of railroads, one run
ning north and south and the other east
and west, crossed at the present site of Ok
lahoma. It requires no argument to con
vince men of experience that these signs
are prophetic of a future city.
When the territory was opened Okla
homa, without political favors to assist
J her. still maintained her reputation and
I secured her full share of the wealth and
enterprise that came into the territory.
As an evidence of what Oklahoma is still
doing to retain her place at the head of the
procession a list is given below of the brick
and stone buildings now erected and under
Mr. Bassett, three buildings, two 25x100
feet each, two stories high, with basement
and one 25x75 feet, two stories and base
ment. Capt. Higgie, two buildings, each 25x60
feet, four stories aud basement.
Oklahoma Bank, two buildings, each
25xS0 feet, two stories and basement.
Coleman Bros., uouble building, tJoxbO
feet, two stories and basement.
W. J. Petty & Co., one building 25x75
feet, two stories.
Weddemeyer, Clay & Co., building 50x115
feet, two stories and basement, also an
other building 50x90 feet, three stories and
Mrs. A W. Brown, building 50xS0 feet,
two stories and basement.
K. W. "Walters opera house 50x100 feet,
two stories and basement.
II. Overholser, double building 50x100
feet, three stories and basement. The
county officials now occupy this build
ing. It is the best court house in Oklaho
ma. II. Overholser, double building 75x100
feet, three stories aud basement.
H. Overholser, Grand Avenne hotel,
75x140 feet, two stories high with base
meut. Larcest hotel between the Kanju
aud Texas lines.
Bank of Oklahoma City, "Wallace and
"Wheeler building 25xS0 feet, three stories
Chicago parties, double building 35xS0
feet, two stories.
Baker Bros., double building 50xS0 feet,
Parties from Mount Carmel, 111., 40x140
feet, three stories and basement.
Besides the above which are completed
or under way, there are several others for
which plans have been submitted but
which are not yet under contract.
Oklahoma bank, 25x90 feet, four stories.
Citizens bank, 2oxiX) feet, four stories.
Syndicate composed of Higgu, Darrough,
Clark and Gibbs 110 feet front by 00 leet
deep, four stories and basement.
The above structures are all brick or
stone. It would be impossible to enumer
ate all the improvements in an ordinary
newspaper article. Prominent among
them is a- large mill run by water power.
A twelve ton per day ice plant is shipping
ice to some parts of Kansas and Texas. In
addition to these advantages the town and
county are well officered by men of integ
rity and business ability.
ITEMS FROM LYONS.
Lyons, Kan., June 2s. Special Corres
pondence. Harvesting the golden grain
is the work of our farmers now. This
week will see every header in Rice county
at work saving one of the finest harvests
our people nave ever had. Although the
straw is short the head is of good size and
filled with a splendid, berry. "We have
never seen our farmers in such good
spirits, and well thev may when the prom
ise of a good yield, is beyond the expecta
tions of the most .anguine.
Speaking of good spirits, we do not refer
to the kind that makes merry and leaves a
muddled brain, depletes the purse and
leaves the heart sad. ot the original
package kind that makes rosy noses cut of
rosy cEeeks but that which brings joy and
flatiness of heart, replenished purse and
"We have not been afflicted with any
cJ J J? " "" -
original package stores yet, bat hear om
inous rumblings for the future.
The Lyons Rock Salt company have the
massive twin engines that are to do the
hoisting work of the plant set in place,
and inside of two or three weeks will com
mence active work in the shaft. If the
massive machinery used by this company
indicates anything, our people are excusa
ble for expecting great things as a result
of the establishment of this plant.
There is one candidate for a place on the
state ticket, that all parties in
Rice county are in favor of, and that is
our candidate for auditor of state, A. S.
Thompson. While every fibre of Mr.
Thomson's being is Republican, he has
nnvflr tatan on rivt-i,- rvnrf: irTt-fi fln nnllflj
cal element of the state. He is a clean,
straight man, direct from the jpeople. The
man evidences of support, unsolicited,
that he is receiving from all parts of the
state is only another evidence that the
people propose to elect men and not poli
ticians. Tne name ot A. a. xnomson on
the state ticket will be a tower of strength
with the people when it comes election
THE WINFIELO CHAUTAUQUA.
Special dispatch to the Dally Easle.
Winfield, Kan., June 24. When the
assembly gates were opened this morning
every tent on the ground was taken and
the management was outseekingfor more.
The want is supplied for today and by to
morrow a large supply will arrive from
the east and all can be supplied. Every
train to the citj' is loaded with excursion
ists, and most of them have come to stay
during the entire assembly. Prof. Grid
ley arrived from Kingman yesterday and
reports that a party of twenty-five will ar
rive from that place today.
Dr. .Miller, or Kansas Uity, arrived this
morning and lectured this afternoon.
He is a young looking man, a little above
medium height, with a strong intellectual
face and pleasing address.
A. Miner Griswold, the "fat contribu
tor" ot Texas Sittings, is on the ground,
and every body prepared to laugh and
journey with him around the world to
night. Tomorrow the Rev. Dr. S. M. Davis lect
ures at 11 a. m. on "Jesuitism." At 2:30
p. m., Dr. Miller lectures on "Eyes, or the
art of seeing," and at 8 p. m. Prof. Cams
will give a delightful hour of readings, in
terspersed with which will be musical
selections by the assembly school of music.
The famous Dr. Mclntvre will be here
on Thursday, and Dr. Talmage will lect
ure on Saturday afternoon.
FIBE AT LYONS.
Work Limits the Lo3s to Ten
Special Dispatch to the Dalljr Easle.
Lyons, Kan., June 24. A fire involving
a loss of some $10,000 occurred in this city
at 3 o'clock this morning. The property
burned was the frame buildings of the Ed-wards-McCullough
LumbSr company and
also that of Mrs. Jay. The latter was oc
cupied as a photographer gallery by Brua
& Glaze on the upper floor. The loss of
these gentlemen is 62,000; no insurauce.
The lower floor was used by the city for
hose carts, police judge's office, etc. The
t building was insured for $1,500. Loss to
the city about -laU. r
The Edwards building was occupied for
lagricultural implement purposes. The
loss here was over-?4,0D0 on machinery; in
surance $3,000. The building was insured
to an amount not known.
J. R. Bell's brick alongside narrowly es
caped, fife having entered at evey opening.
But ior the heroic work of our fire compa
nies the loss would bav-Tticeh.ed $50,000.
The fire laddies are the heroes today.
A NEW MINING COMPANY.
Topeka, Kan., June 24. Among the
charters filed with the secretary of state
today was that of the Peoria Mining
company, of the Peoria Indian reser
vation. I. T. Hon. J. C. Wilson, who is a
member of the board of directors, has just
returned from the territory. Leases have
been secured upon 11,000 acres of rich zinc
and lead fields. A town has been located
and started, and over 100 men are at work
prospecting and mining. The company
has organized with 1,000,00T capital stock.
The directors are Hon. "W. C. Perry, of
Fort Scott; John Perry, Kansas City; B.
P. McDonald, treasurer of the Missouri,
Kansas & Texas railroad, Fort Scott; Hon.
J. K. Hallowell, of Wichita; J. P. Mc
Naughton, of the Peoria reservation, and
Hon. J. C. Wilson, clerk of the United
States circuit court.
Other charters granted were:
The LTnion Grain, Fuel and Investment
company of Wichita and Eureka; capital
stock, $10,000. Directors D. Nichols, B. F.
Gallagher and D. K. Brock, of Eureka; Ab
ner Howard, of Fall River, and James M.
Billingslea. of Wichita.
The Wilson Drug and Hardware com
pany, of Burrton; capital stock, $20,000.
Directors W. A. Wilson, Addie D. Wil
son, Laura Wilson, W. O. Van Arsdale and
H. Emerson, all of Burrton.
The Pottawatomies and the Government
Unable to Agree,
Siiawneetown, I. T., June 24. The af
fairs in regard to the Pottawatomies are
becoming complicated. The Pottawato
mies are in great trepidation now that
they realize that their demand will not be
conceded. They will probably receive a
small per cent for their lands. The gov
ernment does not so much wish to pur
chase the land as to gain possession to
open it up to white settlement. The Pot
tawatomies and Shawnees held a council
today. The commission is doing all in its
power to bring about a satisfactory settle
ment. Private Tucker, who left over a week
ago for Oklahoma for supplies in charge
oil an escort wagon, has not returned.
Fears of foul play are entertained. A
detachment has been sent to search for
THE OTTAWA CHAUTAUQUA.
Ottawa, Kan., June 24. At the Chau
tauqua asembly this afternoon Dr. Lari
mer, of Chicago, lectured to an immense
audience. This evening Leland Powers
gave his impersonations of David Copper
field. The general interest now centers in
the last day of the session Grand Army
day. On that day ex-President R. B.
Hayes will be present and will address the
oldsoldiers. He will leave Chicago June
26 on a special Santa Fc car and will be
met at Kansas City by Governor Hum
phrey and the Hon. Ira F. Collins, who
accompany him here. Hon. William War
ner will also be a member of the part
which will be joined here by General Rus
sell A Alger, all of whom will make ad
dresses. THETOPEKA GATHERING.
Topeka, Kan., June 24. The Oakland as
semby opened this evening. Dr. A. H.
Cellet..of Cincinnati, delivered his lecture,
entitled. "A Night in Dixie." Among the
organizations which are to have headquar
ters on the ground are the Epworth league.
Good Templars, Chautanna Literary so
ciety. Baker university ana the University
of Topeka. Thursday "will be Epworth
league-day and will be one of the great
days of the asembly. Bishop W. X.
Xinde will preside and a state league is to
be organized. Delegates will be present
from all parts of the state and it will be a
young people's dav. Th?re will be a very
large attendance during the entire assem
bly. THE ROAD AT EL RENO.
Er. RENO, Ok.. June 24. The Choctaw
railroad graders have completed the Y"
here and track layers are unloading their
material. Six "hundred car loads of
material are to be delivered by the Rock
Island. Two hundred cars are already
loaded and ready for shipment.
Preparations are being made for a big
Fourth of July celebration here; one rail
way fare is granted for the round trip.
ADYEBSE REPOET BY THE
Senate Amendments to the Silver
Bill All Chosen for
The Previous Question Ordered for Today
at 3 O'clock Mr. Conger Talks of
a Speculative Scheme.
All Sorts of Charges Made Against SiL
ver's Priends Mr. Bland Makes a
Strong Answer A Substitute Of
fered for the Senate's ''Origi
nal "Package" Bill Capi
' tal Notes.
Washington, June 24. After the jour
nal had been' read and approved Mr. But
terworth, of Ohio, presented the report of
tho appropriation committee upon the
senate amendment to the legislative bill.
The report of the house was agreed to
and a conference ordered. The senate
amendment to the bill to grant right of
way through the Indian territory to the
Pittsbtirg, Columbus & Fort Smith rail
road, were concurred in and the bill
On motion of Mr. Perkins, of Kansas.the
senate amendment to tho bill to extend
the time for the payment of purchase
money for the lands of the Omaha Indians
in Nebraska were agreed'to.
Mr. McKinlev. of Ohio, from tho com
mittee ou rules reported the following
Resolved, That immediately after the
nassace of this resolution the house pro
ceed to consider house bill 5.SS1 (the silver
bill) with senate amendments and at 3
o'clock Wednesday, .June 25, tomorrow, A
the previous question be considered as
He demanded the previous question on
the adoption of the resolution, when it
was ordered and twenty'minutes debate
was allowed on either side.
After the discussion, in which f Messrs.
Milliken of .Maii.e, McMlllin of Tennessee,
Bland of Missouri, McKinley, Springer
and others took part, on motion of Mr. Mc
Kinley'the special rule was adopted with
Mr. Conger, chairman of the coinage
committee, presented the report of that
It simply recommended .that the house
non-concur in each and. all of the senate
amendments to the silver bill and request
a conference on the-aame.
Mr. Bland, of Missouri, moved that the
house concur in the senate amendments.
AVith these motions pending, the debate
began, Mr. Conger taking the initiative.
He wished his colleagues could understand
the pressure that had been brought to bear
by mennterested in silver speculation to
secure silver legislation. In every paper
-which had advocated free coinage, the
footprints of the silver bullion owner or
his agent could be found.
Mr. Williams, of Illinois I wish to deny
that so far as my own district is concerned
my people are in favor of silver.
Mr, Conger I think if a disinterested
party would go out there they will find the
truth of the statement I have made. Not
onlv have these paid lobbyists been plying
their vocation here, but various other
means have been resorted to by silver
speculators to secure legislation. Pool
after pool has been organized in this city
to speculate in silver. Money has been de
posited in banks in this country by hun
dreds and hundreds of thousands ready to
purchase bullion as soon as legislation
should pass. He had been invited time
and again to join silver pools, but
as long as he had a seat here his voice
should be raised in behalf of the people of
this country, for the laboring man, tor the
savings bank depositors, for the crippled
and starved soldiers of the country.
In conclusion, Mr. Conger said that ho
was for some sort of legislation and if it
should come about that there was no silver
legislation the responsibility would rest
upon the advocates of free coinage lecause
the delay up to tins time rested largely
upon their shoulders. They had an oppor
tunity now to secure legislation by agree
ing to this motion.
5rr. Bland knew nothing about any
lobby. He had not seen it, and never
heard of it, except if it were called a lobby
for gentlemen to print documents, make
arguments before committees and give all
the information in their possesion upon
this important subject. To that extent
congress was always pursued by lobbyists.
The speculation in silver did not differ
from speculation in iron and other
products. The only way to stop this
speculation was to give unlimited
coinage and then to establish, as
was done with gold, a price for
silver. He predicted that the effect of
such legislation would be to raise the price
of all products. Farmers would get better
prices for their exports and pronperity
would set in. If speculative pools had been
organized, they might have been founded
on a belief in the passage of the house bill,
because that bill opened, the door to the
widest speculation. He wanted it under
stood that he was for free coinage, but if
he could not get it, he would vote for this
bill, if he could get two amendments, one
providing that the notes outstanding
should not be limited to the cost price of
the bullion, and another that the notes
should be redeemed in coin.
The debate was continued by Messrs.
Kerr of Iowa, Post and Hill, the latter
criticising the Bland act as failing in its
purpose of securing paritj between gold
Mr. Bland explained that the amend
ments to his bill had defeated its purpose.
Mr. Brewer, of Michigan In other
words, the bill when it came back was not
so bland as when it went over there.
Mr. Bland No.it was more Allien than
Bland and I am afraid this bill vill be too.
The question was further debated by
Messrs. Kelley, Strnble, Wheeler and Bar
tine, the latter stating that he felt it bis
dutv to vote for any measure that pointed
in the direction of free ilver.
THE SE2IATE EE0EDE8.
Two Additional Pension Agents Will Eot
Washikgtok,, June 24. Mr. Call gave
notice that he would tomorrow call np the
adverse report from the committe on for
eign relations on the resolution introduced
by him relating to the independenc of Cu
ba for the pnrpo-e of submitting some re
marks to tna ftemte.
The conference report on the naval ap
propriation was prwented and agreed to.
The .-enate then proceeded to the con
sideration of the postoEce biiL
During the debate on one of the amend
ments Mr. Gorman spoke in condemnation
of the postmasier general's plan for hav
ing additional detectives to inquire into
snch small matters as whether the patron
of a postofilce are satisfied that the busi
ness of the office is reasonably well per
.formed, whether the postmaster emDloTB
member of his own family, whether ia j
postofSce building and other small master.
Ths postmaster general had nothing to
do with the people except to obey their
will. He (Mr. Gorman) did not want any
postmaster creneral to have a force under
j him whose avowed duty it might be to go
aromin. among the peopJennu get "Tn toucn
with them." The time iniifht come when
might want to promote party success by
contributions or otherwise.
Mr. Plumb thought the postmaster gen
eral entirely misconceived his relations to
postmasters and their relations to him.
The system proposed by him would set
in motion every element of scandal tuid
backbiting. It would bo an unwarranted
intrusion, something which found no par
allel in private business, and-which ought
not to be for a single instant tolerated in
the public service.
The amendments were agreed to and the
bill was passed.
The senate then proceeded to the consid
eration of the diplomatic and consular ap
propriation bill. When tho amendment in
serting provisions to carry out the work
of the international American conference
for the establishment of an international
coin or coins and for a preliminary survey
for an inter-continental railway was
reached, Mr. Edmunds moved to amend
the amendment by inserting the words:
lniormation in respect or to as to make
it read: ''For payment of the share of
states of a preliminary survey for informa
tion in respect of an inter-continental rail
way, $65,000," and said that hq made tho
motion so as to guard against any moral
or implied engagement to go on with the
inter-continental railway. Agreed to.
All the amendments having been agreed
to. the bill was passed.
The conference report on the pensions
appropriation bill having been presented,
Mr. Gorman moved that the senate recede
from the only amendment not arranged
in conference, that for the appointment of
two additional pension agents, saying that
there was no possibility of the house agree
ing to it.
j-uuiuuiuu nua 4&iiu iv, cue 2H:iiiiir
receded and the pension appropriation bill
now goes to the president. The senate then
THE "PACKAGE" BILL
The House Committee Offers a Substitute
Washikgtok. June 31. The house com
mittee on the judiciary, after having un
der consideration for four meetings the
senate "original package bill," has de
cided to report to theJiouse in its stead a
substitute agreed on by the committee this
morning, with one dissenting voice. The
substitute is as follows:
That whenever any article is impo-ted
into auy state frOui anjr other state,
territory or foreign nation, and there
Js held or otTered for sale the same shall
then be subject to the laws of such sttte,
provided that no discrimination shall bo
made by any state in iavor of its citizens
against those of other states in respect to
the sale of any article of commerce nor in
favor of its own products against those of
like character produced in other states, nor
shall the transportation of commerce
through any state be obstructed except in
necessary enforcement of the health laws
of such state.
Representative Heed, of Iowh, will pre
pare the minority report ou the bill.
A REBUKE TO KELLEY.
St. Louis, Mo., June 24. A special to
the Globe-Democrat says: Farmer Kelley,
of Kansas, who is somewhat unsophisti
cated as yet is the ways of legislation,
came very near getting into trouble today
over a practice which ho has been indulg
ing since the beginning of the session m
regard to the method of filing a petition.
'IJiie rule of the house regarding a peti
tion is for the member present
ing it to indicate in writing upon
the outside of the blank form his
uarae, and in the briefest possible language
the subject of the petitioners' prayer. It
is merely intended as a guide to the print
ing clerk, and to the committee to which
tli it nAtitlAn no" Via vAfAtHil Af Tr11n
however, in filing a petition'ha's a'habit of
writing out at considerable length his own
views upon the subject treated in the neti
tion, and as the printing clerk is compelled 1
to copy it all ior oniciai publication, the
Kansas farmer member gets a "stump
speech" of hi own printed in the Congres
sional Record every time bo presents a pe
tition. Today he filed a number of petitions
from Topeka aud other Kansas towns ask
ing for legislation to offwt the effect of the
recent "original package" decision of the
United States supreme court. Mr. Kelley
is an enthusiast on the subject, und he ac
cordingly penned a prohibition speech of
some length upon the outside of each
petition. The printing clork was pained
when he picked up the first petition und
saw the length of its "title," but
he was shocked when he read the
closing sentence of Farmer Kellcy's ef
fort. It read: "And to suppress the hu.
preme courts alone." The clerk wiw that
the language was offensive as it was in
tended to be toward the highest judicial
body of the land, ami, as a patriotic citi
zen, he called the attention of Speaker
Heed to the extraordinary language. Mr.
Heed is a temperance man and a prohibi
tionist, but he was not prepared for any
such outburst as Mr. Kelley had indulged.
He was simply mortified, and then he got
"Where is Kelley?" he said. "Send him
Mr. Kelley was sent for and came, and
was interviewed. It Is said there was a
brief but spirited discussion, and at iU
close Mr. Kelley busied himself with hw
petitions. He erased a few hundred words
more or les, and wrote instead the Am
plest kind of a title. Mr. Kqlley Is the
only member who regularly embraced the
opportunity to write a whole chapter on
the back of a petition, but it is wife to nay
that he will not do It again. If he does he
-will use language which does not reflect
upon members of the other branches of the
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
Washington", June 24. Pensions for
Kansaus granted were- Original Invalid
Robert J. Thorp. Winfield; John Sills,
Valley Falls; Joseph Potter. Hichfleld;
Isaac J. Mayers, Dun: Perry Abl. Perrr;
Ludwig Sutter, Leavenworth, William ft,
Swisher. Colxnd. Amaniah B Wager:
Waterville. Samuel L. Adams, Anthony.
Benjamin Gardiner, Fort Scott. Moe
Townend, Troy: Thomas E. Hughes. Jet
more; Abraham Bair. Oxford. W. if, H.
Sigier. Floral. Horace F. Gardner, New
ton; Willnrd 31. Page. Lamed; Will
iam H Fajrett:. Nlckersou; William II
Garrison, Hutchinson, Myron J Sebring.
Halifax. Alfred J. Tarbox. Obcrlin: Ben
jamin W. HarrelwJn. Coifeyville. XeLoo
C. Dyer. Abilene. Euries S DolJ. Welda.
James It. McFaddea. Bozint-; Jacob
Beaver, Paola. Samuel C. McKarahan,
Topeka: Iaac McCoanell. At wood. H
Kuc Henry A Ogmv SidelL RdaMic
and -increase .John Hmurerford, Hope;
William is. Evans, Independence. Origi
nal widows, etc Mary M.. widow of
Lewis F. Thomas, sloey; NeIHe E., r'tdovr
of Cornelius V. Jacob', Wichita, Ada H,
widow of John Grave3, Cherokee; Jennie
E. widow of John Lawson. Topeka; Ella
M.. widow of Benjamin GardtnT, Fort
WaHIn,tos. Jane 34. The houe cora
mlU on coinage, weight and nieeaere
hod a meeting today and took up the sen
ate amendment to the silver bilL The
committee decided by a vot of C to & to
recommend non-ooncnrrtnxw ia the senate ,
J mi .! tf. ant' li.u ViSk- yiWtrtr
amendments aod ut ask the boa U order
a. conference. The romrmttee o rule aas
ammgwi to have a tittal v- token in the f
bouse at - o'clock this afternoon.
IN HONOR Or M'CRARY.
WASHlsoTOX.JaneS. The naroc the
tear deparUsent was half masted today n
account of the death of ex -Secretary M
Crary ad the department will be dosed
oo. t&sdoy f Ms fonerai.
A EE-NOMINATION IN THE I0URTH
Hon. Harrison Kelley Easily Cap
tures the Congressional Con
vention at Emporia.
The Sixth International Sunday School
Convention Opened at Pittsburg
With Large Attendance.
Eeports Presented Showing Great Wori
in tha Fields of North America
Missouri Lawyers Will Discuss
the Eecent "Package" Da"
EMPoniA, Kan., June 24. Hon. Harrison
Kelleywas renominated for congress by
acclamation todav in the Republican con
vention for the Fourth district.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOLS.
Twelve Hundred Delegates in Oonrention
Pittsburg. Pa., June 24. The sixth in.
ternational Sunday school convention as
sembled in Michael hall, this, city, at 10
o'clock with nearly 1,200 delegates present
from all parts of Jorth America, evarr
state and territory being represented, and
tho British provinces, j nolo ding Priuco
Edward's Island and New Brunswick, with,
the possible exception of Manitoba.
The couvuntion wns cilled to order by
William Reynolds, of Peoria, 111. When
ho rapped hla gavel for erder the immenho
hall, wrth its Keating capacity of 5,000 peo
ple was about two-thirds full. The audi
torium was very handsomely decorated;
red, white and bluo streamers run tlm
length of the hall and tho 6uck of thn
.stage was tilled up with evorgreeus and
tropical plants. The American llag
waved over the top of the draptry. Back
of the plants, arranged in alphabetical
order were standards or banners placed at
regular distances among the seata bearing
the name of the htaCfts, territory, or pro
vince for whoso delegation tho seats wero
The session opened with devotional ex
ercises conducted by PreWdeal Reynolds
and George C Stcbbins, of Brooklyn. Tho
enrollment of delegates then followed, attar
which the president uppointcdHhe various
This convention is tho most important
ever held in Pittsburg, tho delegate repre
sented 112,122 Sunday schools with 1,178,
.101 teachers and 9,14litltt7ehe!rk. Everr
Evangelical Protes&uit denomination in
the United States and territories and
Britls provinces. is represented.
After tho -appointment of eotmnltteei
state reports wore given in snert spMche.
The report from Georgia wiuMinost loudly
applauded. The gentleman read a letter
of greeting from Stonewall Jackson'
brother-in-law; he also showed that
Georgians nro rising and helping tho
negroes with ready hand. Tha number
of Sunday schools In tha state cornea with
iu one hundred of Illinois and Georgia, ha
127,003 negro members.
When tin convention roaswsmbled after
dinner and previous to a continuation of
the report of .state work, President Rey
nolds spoke at length of the work in tho
field. During tho Inst thrre yrrfm bo had
travelled almost all over tho country and
had found a vaA amount of worlt every
where. Ho has labored to interest tho
laity in the work and is dl!ghtd with
the progress being made therein. Both
white and colored people are greatly
nterestod nnd a great work Is bing dune.
Especially with tne west has ho rein to
be satisfied as no states ore better uupplled
thnn the western states
At the conclusion of the nddrrvi, tho re
port by states wiu again taken up.
Following tho stato reports tbo com
mittee on nominations presented the fol
lowing names for permanent oQlcern of tho
I convention: President, Major J. G. Har
ris, of Alabama, recording secretary.
Kv. Samuel W Clerk, of New Jcnwy.
corresponding .secretary, Alfred Day, ot
Toronto, Ontario, treasurer. Lu II. Hlg
low. of New Jersey, The nport was unan
imously adopted and Major Harris was es
corted to the chair
At the evening w-silon Governor Beaver
and H. K. Porter, of this dty, mod ad
dresses of welcome and Hon. Lv H. Blan
ton, of Ontario, responded.
MISSOURI STATE BAR ASSSOCIATION.
Sr-RlJfOFlKLD, Mo., June 54. ALxkiC
twenty-five membrrs of the Missouri State
liar association arrived tbfot morning
to attend the annual meeting. The full
forf is exrxcted to arrive tul evening.
The president. Judge MndllJ, opened ttia
proceedings this afternoon wltti an od
dreis. Tomorrow will bo tbo most Inter
esting day, Hon B is Boone will read a
paper on "Constitutional Guarantees,"
and lion. C C. Allen on "Special Juries. "
Those present expcta full reprtwuUi
tion by tomorrow, when Colonel James O.
Broadheflil, of St Lnl. Is to op"n the tie
bate in snpport of the following resolution:
"Hesolved. That the 'original pookage' de
cision of the supreme court of the Lnind
State is not in harmony with the theory
of the govern meat and ought to U re
versed This w a pomewbst exeJUng topic In tal
Siri of the state and a full attndnc of
ansas City lawrvrr U (expected to Jea Ux
with Frank M. EVrf. of Su I-oais, in com
batting the Irnd colonel's petition.
At the routing today &4de from merely
normal bumne, the election of new meai
bn and of th general ad ksl
rouscils for the ensuing Tear, very
little busioe-ss vros transacted. It befog
the grueral feeling that ail Important
matters sboald be postponM until the ar
rival of the main bodv of ibe awodaUea.
J V. C Karnes, ot Kansas City, Ma..
offered resolution of regret for tC4 death
Hon. George W. McCmry and th secre
tary was instraeUd to telegraph a copy of
the Mint to the bereaved fatally, after
which tb? meeting ad jored until tomor
row at 10-ifl a. m.
A. O.U.V. OFFICERS.
BosTOf. Mats., Jane 24. The saprerao
lodge. Ancient Ordrof United Workmen,
has sleeted the e&lccrs for th eruulng
year: Sapreme master workman, VV
Warne "W iloa, Detroit, sapretss fcresias,
J. W KingsJer, Helena, ilotut ; mprwno
otTfr, J Kc win Bert. Ao-toc: afrecjo
recorder. M. W SockKt, MearfrtHe,
Pa. rupreme receiver. John J. Arker.
Albany, N. V . Mprrot gdde, T. P.
Young, Jr., Lexington, Kj ; stspreau
watcbuvui. M. W. BnUe, BaUtsooTe; su-
nrmv inedKal exonnaer, Hnga iwcerty,
Boto. eprene trae V. L. vt. irmr.
Cnlcagjr, tt arreu T, ecflu-,
Ontario; J. G. Tata. Or4 itla&d, eat
SraxcFIBUJ. II J . Jene 81 The Bc
peottean Cat6 conxestioo met fc this city
tody. Hon. S. Clark was mode tem
porary prtaWost. At the eUe of W ad
kvtm the " temtosary raalxU& vfoA