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WICHITA, KANSAS, SUNDAY MOKNING JUNE 29, 1890-TWELTE PAGES.
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AN IMPORTANT UNI
WICHITA IN THE CHAIN OF COil
The Element and Forces Hers That
Forge the Links.
t2Tot a Matter of Accident Nor
Wholly of Design, but
Successful Blending of Destiny and Dili
gence by Men and Their Maker
Some Forceful Facts for Inter
ie forces and elements that build cities
substantially the same everywhere.
v differ in relative importance and also
jree in reference to each place, but
oneness in potency and influence
.ituto the great factor that makes the
. Villages rarely grow into cities in
country, or in any other, us for that.
re is no city in its incipiency but is a
terof more than local territory even
h the laying out of its first streets. The
es referred to embrace original, or nafc-
as well as acquired elements of a city,
without the first the others would
of little avail.
j paper has often referred to the
almost innumerable natural and
red advantages that Wichita possess
or any other city or locality in the
j of Kansas and even of the vast terri
embraced in the division of
great central basin lying
. of the Mississippi river and
s-locky mountains and south of the
juri river and its parallel west from
ie point where that stieam leaves the
slrj "f oows'.II? anl extenc south well into
1 Cow arly has this been demon-
'" coTm"'" ne uas evcn attempted to
dispute the claim. Wichita, not only as
to being the center of a new and only par
tially developed territory; not only as to
distance from any other city; not only as
to the extent and grandeur of the sur
rounding and naturally tributary territory
and the products thereof, and as to all oth
er natural conditions and prerequisites not
lecessary now to enumerate, not only
-tands acknowledged and without a rival
fy the territory named, but as to acquired
fetalis, powers and elements, her lead and
ie-eminencc are no less conspicuous and
indisputable. But there is one element
vhich has for some time been felt, and
vhich the Eagle has alluded to hereto
fore, thoiah only in a casual way. vnfc '
r"'rhisoonto prove a mighty impulse
' l. oi .i..i. .. r.. ai-:i :
c, hand development for "tt ichito,
ch can not poSSibly be reached,
: outrolled.by any other city in Xan-
J' within the bounds of the greater t
jrv named, and that is canital and '
-. ,.,- .-n.,. fr.,i iv-1
less thiit are invariably forced by
fi." ..dished centers through enterprise
.mpetitionupon new centers that
jp strength enough to take care of
l. The cases of Kansas City, St. Jo-
jih, and even Ft. Louis and Chicago
night be cited to illustrate this point and
fact, but it is needless, so poteut is the
"Wichita has reached the point of self
Biistentation as a distributing point and as
ji jobbing and manufacturing center, with
this conceded advantage over Kansas City,
Ft Joe. and Omaha in their development,
viz.: Wichita has three established cen
ters at her back concentrating their com
petion and efforts to her upbuilding.
Not only are the manufactur
ers, jobbers, etc.. of St. Louis and
Chicago seeking a footing in "Wichita's
distributing trade, but Kansas City finds
herself forced to enter the lists and make
the fight a three-cornered one in her be
half. Wichita with her two independent
and direct lines of railway to St. Louis,
with three independent direct lines to
Kansas City and two to Chicago, is
y relieved largely of the perplexing
rate question. The older and
"ties named must look after this in
, t.vu interest as competitors for busi-
this new center, just as has been
se at other new centers. Xo new
r ever fixed its own freicht rates.
fj are iixed and forced, we repeat, by
r ler centers behind as competitors.
c it such force and combination will
j r or transpire in the interest of any
f city in this state or the territory
ted need not be argued. Wichita has
ival as a distributing point within this
! vry, nor can it have a successful one.
an earnest of that which is sure . to
- is already coming, and in a marked
to Wichita, aud of this character antl
'icnce, enterprise and business, and
i "quent wealth andgrowth some of the
-.est linns of the cities named have an-
i need their determination to not be left
fru great trade that is now coming to
iita, and which will undoubtedly bo
d and quadrupled in the near future
territory already opened and settled
t her that must be opened and settled
1 a short time, shall all be further
oped and brought into increased pro
is article is written for the purpose of
s in1- aueuuou 01 many ot our read-
V, afresh to the facts set forth and hereto-
k Jre referred to, aud to acquaint those who
iriay not have been readers of it heretofore
with the situation as it is. and as it must
expand andgrowandamplify in a business
way, and to impress upon all the clearly
demonstrated and thoroughly established
fact that, baniugacomplete failure of this
entire country embraced in the boundary
we have named, Wichita, with her loca-
v tion, prestige, capital and enterprise will
surely be a big link in the chain of coni-
J2srial and jobbing centers of this couu-
that the sun shall continue to shine
4. rain to fall.
PRESIDENT STICKNEY TO RESIGN.
bT PAUL, Minn., June 2S. On Julv 1,
Brcstdent A. B. Sticknev, of the Chicaco,
St. Paul &: Kansas City railway, will "re
sign. He will accept office in sympathy
with the English stockholders of "the line
aud will become a managing director of
e system. His place will be filled by J.
LLgau. the present general manager,
(fJuE. Bushenbark, the present gen
tpassenger agent, will succeed Mr.
, as general manager,
Mc ALLOWED AN APPEAL.
cn'-Aso, Tex., June 28. Walters, the
j mtenced to be shot by the Mexican
pol at Paso del Norte has" been allowed
tlji-al to the supreme court, state of
bjjj hua, Mexico, as has also O'Lough-.-jj-ther
American, sentenced to ten
, prisonment. The prisoners are
isauuc military barracks of Paso del
wui a. ding the decision.
TEE SQUAW MEN.
Trouble Over the Question Anticipated in
the Chickasaw Nation.
Washington, June 28. For a long time
there has been trouble in the Chickasaw
nation, I. T., over the question whether
the "squaw men'" or adopted citizens,
shall be allowed to vote. An outbreak re
sulting from the difference of opinion oc
curred in 1888, when Mr. Oberly was com
missioner of Indian affairs, and a spec
ial agent and United States troops had
to be sent into the Chickasaw nation to
settle the difficulty. Trouble is reported
again between the rival factions, and the
question of the right of suffrage of the
"squaw men" has been referred to the In
dian bureau. The Chickasaw national
council, on the 8th of April, 1889, adopted
an amendment to the Chickasaw constitu
tion which, it was held by the local courts,
had the effect of depriving those citizens
of the nation who had become such
by marriace or adoption. of the
right of the suffrage. On the 28th of last
August the attorney general, on the ques
tion submitted to him at the request of
Governor Bird, of the Chickasaw nation,
"as to whether white men who married
Chickasaw or Choctaw women and reside
in either of said nations are entitled to
vote under article 3S of the Chickasaw and
Choctaw treaty of 18G6," delivered an opin
ion in which he held that the provision
conferring all the rights, privileges and
immunities of citizens does not necessarily
include the right of suffrage.
"It may well be, therefore," said the at
torney general, "that article 38, above re
ferred to, may make a white man who has
married a Choctaw or Chickasaw woman
in either of these nations a member of said
nation, subject to the laws of said nation,
according to his domicile, and yet not en
title hini to the right of suffrage. Whether
he is entitled to such right must be de
termined, not by article 38 alone, but by
the provisions of the local constitu
tion or tne nation in wnicn ne may
be domiciled and its law with re
lation to suffrage and elections. A
provision of the constitution or statute of
the nation which should exclude such
white men from suffrage would not be in
complete with article 38. I am unable,
therefore, to say that article 38 entitles a
white man having so married aud become
domiciled in the nation to the right of
The assistant commissioner of Indian af
fairs, Mr. H. V. Belt, to whom the matter
of the pending controversy has just been
referred, has written a letter upon the sub
ject of the recent troubles arising
from the amendment to the Chicka
saw constitution. He makes the point
that this amendment is incon
sistent with other provisions of the
constitution. The amendment, which, it
is alleged, takes away the right of the
"squaw men" to vote, reads:
That the seventh section of the general
provisions of the constitution of the Chick:
asaw nation be amended so as to read
That every person who, having married a
Chickasaw Indian, or who has been adopt
ed by the legislative authorities of said na
tion, shall be entitled to all the rights,
privileges and immunities guaranteed to
them only by the thirty-eighth article of
me treaty or isoo witn tne noctaw ami
Mr. Belt quotes from various decisions
of the United States courts, as well as
from the attorney general, to show that
of the Chickasaw constitution
did not really grant to citizens of that
nation, bv marriage or adoption, the right
of suff' ; d jnce tbn none of ho
rights, privileges and immunities to which
they have been entitled are in anyway
abridged by the amendment cited. But
e shows that section 3, article 2, rights of
suffrage, m the Chickasaw constitution
reads as fol r'va:
All free male persons of the age of 19 and
upwards who are by birth or adoption
members of the Chickasaw tribe of In
dians, and not otherwise disqualified, and
who have resided six months immediately
preceding any election in the Chickasaw
nation, shall be deemed qualified electors
under the authority of this constitution.
The disqualification of persons who
would otherwise have the right to vote are
idiocy, insanity, conviction of crime or
avoidance of arrest after the commission
"It appears to me." says Mr. Belt in his
letter, "that the right of the adopted citi
zens to vote is granted by this article and
section of the constitution, and that the
amendment to section 7 of the general pro
visions ot tne saul constitution, which aid
not confer the right of suffrage, can not be
construed as affecting that right, which is
conferred by another provision of the con
stitution. It appears from correspon
dence on file in this office, however,
that the construction placed on
that amendment by the Chicka
saw authorities is that it has the effect to
take from the clas of citizens referred to
therein the right of voting, and that many
of such citizens were, at an election held
subsequently to its adoption not permitted
to exercise its privilege. In view of the
fact that the United States has granted to
the Chickasaw nation the right to pass
laws not inconsistent with the constitu
tion and laws of the United States for the
government of its internal affairs,
that the United States does not
by its constitution or any of
its 1 aws confer upon the adopted citi
zens of the Chickasaw nation the right of
suffrage in that nation, and that the Chick
asaw nation has a judicial system by
which those adopted citizens should be
able to enforce their rights under the con
stitution aud laws of the said nation.among
them the ritrht of suffrage, to which, in my
opinion, they are still entitled under the
Chickasaw constitution. I question the
authority of this department to
interfere in the n;attr fur-
j ther than to advise the Chickasaw author
ities of these view.- and to prevent any
serious breach of the peace that may be
threatened or apprehended, and I would
recommend that pending the action of con
gress, to prevent the consummation of the
outrage upon this clas of citizens appar
ently anticipated by the Chickasaw
authorities, those authorities be ad
vised of tiie positiou taken by
this department in the matter,
antl that they will be held responsi
ble for any violence that mav follow their
action in preventing their adopted citizens
from exercising their rights under the
constitution of the nation."
Congress will be urged to Dnss a law that
will have the effect of settling the diffi
culty. The matter has already been called
to the attention of the house and senate
committees on Indian affairs.
KILRAIN READY FOR SULLIVAN.
New Or.LK.vxs, La., June 28. Charlie
Rich sends -word from Richburg that he
and Kilrain both tolegj-aphed to Sullivan
that Muldoon and Kilrain are waiting
there, and would wait for twenty-four
hours for Sullivan to come :uid "squu'reac
couuts" with Kilrain.
New Orleans, La, June 28. John
I. Sullivan aud Duncan Har
rison left this afternoon for
New York. They deny haviug
received any telegrams from Rich and
Kilrain, and do not believe any were sent.
They would hardly have gonetoRichbunr,
however, Sullivan having paid dearly
enough for his previous experience there.
They attribute Muldoon's racket as a
cunning scheme to advertise himself at
Sullivan's expense and to forestall criti
cism upon his offer to turn state's evidence,
of which letter Sullivan, claims to have a
copy. Harrison was very sorrv Sullivan
spoke at all, as it was virtually falling into
Muldoon's trap, but says there will be no
more free advertising. So they reserved
their revenge, and Harrison will get Sul
livan back to New York as quietly as
WELL-KNOWN CATHOLIC DEAD.
RocnESTER, N. Y., June 2S. Richt Rev.
Mgr. McMannis, member of thTe papal
household, vicar general of this diocese.and
one of the oldest and best known Catholic
priests in this 'country, died in Geneva ttd
UPEOARIOUS PROCEEDINGS IN THE
Messrs. McComas and Bland Dis
cuss Motives for Befriend
ing the Nes;ro.
Each Speaker Wildly Cheered Several
Members Speak on the Pending
Jederal Election Bill,
The Senate Devotes a Day to Bills on
the Calendar A Long List of Pen
sions Granted to Kansans Con
ferees on the Silver Bill Will
Meet Wednesday Nest
WAsniNGTOX, June 28. When the
house met at 11 o'clock this morning Mr.
Enloe, of Tennessee, moved to correct the
journal so as to strike therefrom the titles
of a number of private pension bills passed
by the house last night. He claimed that
the bills passed before the house Avent into
committee of the whole and were not
Eroperly before the house. The house,
owever, refused to agree to his motion so
the bills stand passed.
The house then went into committee of
the whole (Mr. Peters, of Kansas, in the
chair) on the federal election bill.
Mr.Mc Adoo, of New Jersey, took the
floor and made a vigorous speech in oppo
sition to the bill.
Mr. McComas said that the triumph of
the white man's party in the south meant
the control, not only of the states, but of
the national legislature. Against tissue
ballots, against false counting, against
night raiders, against the shotgun policv.
against intimidation, the Republicans
array the dignity of the courts, the majesty
of the law, the powers of the constitution,
to assure justice to all men, white or black
in this country Loud applause.
Mr. Bland, of Missouri, twitted Mr. Mc
Com;is for having taken away from the
black men of the District of Columbia the
power of local government and suffrage
aud never giving it to them again. This
soon resulted in an uproar on the floor,
Mr. Bland and Mr. McComas shouting at
the top of their voices amid the applause
of their colleagues and the galleries.
Mr. McComas declared that when the
gentleman from Missouri stood on the
floor aud affected an interest in giving suf
frage to 8,000 or 10,000 black voters of the
district. aud when he recalled
the fact that the gentleman dur
ing his long service here, had
never raised his voice in behalf of the eight
or ten million poor and oppressed black
men in this country, he felt liko saying in
the language of the scriptures, '"Thou hyp
ocrite; firat cast the beam out of thiue own
Mr. Bland denounced Mr. McComas as
unworthy of confidence and vehemently
ueciareu tnat it was ne anu nis colleagues
who were the hypocrites in pretending for
party purposeyan-nnfelt interest in the
At tins point the uproar became so great
that nothing could be heard save the com
mingled shouts of the debaters and the
rapping of the speaker's gavel.
Mr. McComas time in the meantime had
expired but amid cries of ''regular order,"
he managed to make the statement that
the black men in this district were treated
like the whites, and he appealed to the
people of the south to treat the blacks and
When quiet was finally restored, Mr.
Cummings, of New York, spoke against
Mr. Bingham, of Pennsylvania, present
ed the report of the conference committee
on the postoflice appropriation bill and it
Mr. Ewart, of North Carolina, Republi
can, and Mr. Buckalew, of Pennsylvania,
opposed and Mr. Greenhalge, of Massa
chusetts, spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Butterworth, of Ohio, presented the
disagreeing conference report on the legis
lative, executive and judicial appropria
tion bill. The report was adopted and the
house took a recess.
When the house reassembled with half a
dozen Republicans and twice as many
Democrats present, the consideration of
the bill was resumed. A number of con
gressmen spoke on the measure and at
11:30 o'clock the house adjourned.
SEVERAL BILLS PASSED.
WahixgtOX, June 28. In the senate
to day a message was received
from the houe, asking a confer
ence on the silverbill. It wasimmediately
laid before thesenate. On motion of Mr.
Morrill the conference was agreed to and
Messrs. Sherman, Jones, of Nevada, and
Harris were appointed conferees on the
part of the senate.
The calendar was then taken up and the
following bills passed: The senate bill for
a public building at Altoona, Pa., cost not
to exceed S100,0.;0: the senate bills for pub
lic buildings as follows: Muskegon, Mich.,
ST5.000; Jacksonville, 111 , $75,000,'the senate
bill to re-classify and fix the salaries of
railway postal clerks. (It increases the
classes from five to seven and fixes the sal
aries of the several classes at fSOO,
3XX, 1,000, 1,200, .$1,400, $1,600, 1,WX)
the senate bill to grant risht of way to the
Tdxarkana & Et.Smith Railway company
through the Indian territory and OkSaho
ma; the house bill to provide for an addi
tional associate justice of the supreme
court of New Mexico, with amendment.
A message was received from the presi
dent announcing his approval and signa
ture of the dependent pension bill.
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
Washington, June 2S. Pensions were
granted to the following Kansans: Orig
hal invalid .lames Wagner. Olpe: John
AT. Wallace. Columbus; Samuel T. Palmer,
Kiughan; Augustus K. Brent. Jefferson;
James AlcKnigbt. Newton; Asburj Kusel,
Wayne; John Carter, Oskaloosa; James B.
Bridcewater, Independence; Jesse W. Gib
son, tola: Quincy Q. Baldwin, Longmore;
William AL Sweezey, Cheney; Eretlerick
Zimmerman, Hiawatha, Increase Rason
Risby, Lawrence; Nathan Staler,
Nickerson; William A. Pontoioub,
Solmon City: August Homman. Peabody:
William Thartlev. Pawnee Station: Har
vey B. Vincent, Alden: John J. Johnson, j
cev:tTs; .ccruauuu . -niiuru, jviri m;
John A- Conklin. Udal: AhiraF. Mea
cham. Levi: Christian Shull, Garnett;
Eldridge Jones, Moline; George W. Per
kins, Alelvcrn, John Hutson, Caldwell;
Almond Young. Atchison; Myron Camp,
Garden Plain; Edwin A. Rosser. Coffey
ville; George P. Guerrier, Atchison;
Ellis Wirt," Emporia; Jacob Kirkhner.
Sedan: Jairns Joy. Rossville: Warren S.
Brewer.Jewell; William A. Skinner, Utica;
Elijah Qtterman, Mound Valley, James F.
Hanna, Marysville: Henry A. Wads
worth, Mound Valley; Joseph W.
DaLsh, Kansas City; I'rinh C.
Mavity, Queaemo: James D. Lake,
Lakin; Preston Layman. Arlington; Chas.
McDonald, National Military home;Josiah
Watson, Carlyle; Jacob Fuller, Chautau
qua; Charles B. Thatcher, Wichita; Will
iam P. Livingston, Liberty; 3en"amin F.
VauhorstjNorth Topeka. Reissue Michael
Mnrnhr. Oskaloosa: ReubenBurch&ffi-Ful-
i 1 - r . r . ;
.ton; Harrison flora, .h.eybtoae;
and increasfj Owen S. Davis, Emporiar
.Michael Schwartz, Concordia. Original
widows, etc. Nancy C, widow of Lemon
McNincn, Macksville; Nancy, mother of
Josiah Biddlelon, Conway; brother and
sister, of Washington Wait, Ogdensboro;
Affa, widow of William Q. Lwezy.S weeny;
Sara A. Splane, former widow of Mesck P.
Downing, Phillipsburg: Patty M., widow
of Otis Cepron, North Topeka. Mexican
survivors John Watson, Lecexa (special
UNION PAOLnO LANDS.
Secretary Nohle Transmits His Beasons for
Wasiiixgtox, June 28. Secretary of the
Interior Noble today sent to the senate a
response to a resolution of that body di
recting him to report the cause of with
holding patents for lands within the limits
of the government grant to the Union Pa
cific Railroad company which are free
from all claims and which were not reserv
ed at the date of the definite location of
the road. The secretary says the conclu
sion has been reached that the contract of
the railroad company to the United States
does not authorize his department to with
hold lands granted to the railroad and for
which lists have been filed.
"It is a subject for legislative control, if
it can be controlled at all. A large portion
of the lands now unpatented he m the
state of Kansas and Nebraska and have
already passed into the hands of innocent
purchasers from the railroad company.
They are being cultivated by the citizens
of these states for farms, and on them the
homes of the people have been established.
"This railroad was built on time and has
complied so far as known with all the con
ditions of the land grant. No reason is
deemed to exist, therefore, why the secre
tary should not proceed now to deliver to
the" Union Pacific railroad company the
lands which have been earned, and it is his
intention to certify these lists, commencing
at the eastern portion of the unpatented
lands in Kansas and Nebraska, where the
lands are agricultural, have been sold and
are in the use of actual settlers. If there
is any objection existing on the part of
congress this action may be prevented by
anv resolution or act that may be control
in "its effect. The lists of lands selected by
the company now on file in the interior de
partments patents for which have been
until now under suspension, are said to
aggregate about three million acres."
THE HENNEPIN CANAL.
WASIHXGTOX, June 28. The secretary of
war today transmitted to the house the
final report of Captain M. L. Marshall, the
engineer othcer in charge or the woric
upon the location plan and estimate of
constructinig the Hennepin canal. The
cost of the work with the 10 per cent added
for contingencies is for the main line
$5,00T,r)G2, and for the feeder line $1,S5S,39S,
moking a total of 6,92o,W0. Captain
Marshal in conclusion states that the
canal cannot be of such value tocommerce
it would be were the line throughout of
greater capacity. It is evident, he says,
that the canal should be built as a public
necessity, either by the government or
ANOTHER FIDELITY DIVIDEND.
Wasiiixgtox. June 28. The comptroll
er of the currency has declared another
dividend. 10 per cent., payable on the 30th
inst., in favor of the creditors of the Fi
delity National bank of Cincinnati. O.
making in all 45 per cent, on claims ap
proved amounting to $4,302,297. This bank
failed June 20, 18S7.
BALLOT BOX FORGERY COMMITTEE.
Wasiiixgtox, June 28. The special
house committee of which Representative
Mason is chairman, charged with an in
vestigatioirof the OhiO'.bilHjt box forgery,
was in session this inorniug.
HIS APPROVAL ANNOUNCED.
Wasiiixgtox, June 2S. In the senate a
mes-sige was received from the president
announcing his approval and signature of
the dependent pension bill.
POSTOFFICE CONFEREES AGREE.
Wasiiixgtox, June 2S. An agreement
has been reached by the conferees on the
post oflico appropriation bill. The agri
culture appropriation bill was reported to
the senate today.
Washington', June 2S. The president
today sent to the senate the following nom
ination: George W. Fishback, or Mis
souri, United States secretary of legation
at Buenos Ayres.
THE SILVER BILL CONFEREES.
Washington, June 2S. The conferees
on the silver bill will probably not meet
until next Wednesday.
THE ROACH SHIP TAEDS.
An English Syndicate Pormed to Buy the
New York, June 2S. A company of
British capitalists has been formed to ac
quire from the representatives of the late
John Roach, the ship building yards and
engine works at Chester, on the Delaware
river, and the Morgan Iron works, at
Tenth street and Avenue D, in this city.
The new corporation is to be
known as Roach's Snipbuilding and
Ensino Manufacturing company (lim
ited), and it has been incor
porated in Great Britain under
the company's acts of 182 to 1SSG. The
syndicate's prospectus sets forth that the
share capital is to le 600,000, divided into
5 per cent preference shares of 10 each,
300,000, and Ordinary shares of 10 each.
300,000, of which a portion will bo issued
to the venders in part paymentof purchase
money. In addition to the share capital
a debenture capital of 300,000 in lo.OOO
6 per cent debentures of 20 each is pro
The prospectus announces that the
board of management in the United States
will consist of John B. Roach, president of
tho Chester works; George E. weed, presi
dent of the Morgan Iron works: Henry
Steers president of the Eleventh Ward
Iwnk, and William Rowland, of New
York City. The National Bank of Scot
land is named as the bankers of the new
For the three years from 1SS7
to 1SP0 the work executt-d is
put down at SS20.616. $1,205,-
3ff7 and S2.701.3S4 respectively, and
it is estimated that after paying C per cent,
on the debentures, S per cent, on the pref
erence shares, and 12 per cent, on the com
mon shares, there would be a surplus of
about -?30,0aX) to meet expenses of adminis
tration and incidental disbursements. The
yaluation placed unon the nroDertv as it
stands today is $1,357,281, not including
guwi wni. xue estate is nxea at itw.uuu,
payable partly in cash and partly in ordin
ary shares, at the option if the directors.
SEARCHING ALMOST WITHOUT HOPE.
DrN"3AB, Pa.. June 2S. Acain are the
rescuers and relatives of the the thirty-one
entombed miners doomed to disappoint
ment. The force who took their lives in
their hands when they went into the Ma
honing pit last night came out this morn
ing without having pierced the Farm Hill
mine. The hole drilled into what was sup
posed to be an entry to the ill fated mine,
last night, was only a crevice. The rescuers
declare the maps were wrong and they are
as much in he dark now as at an y time
since the search was begun thirteen davs
ago. The regular shift was started in again
this morning and the brave but disheart
ened men are searching for an entry that
will lead into the burning pit. The work
is very dangerous but the men will not
abandon their search until they have ac
complished their purpose and find their
comrades or the Serce names force them to
snvw np the task. -The iire in the mine is
bnrning with great tien-enes this morn
ins:, and immense volumes of smoke and
names issue from the aouth of the pit.
TIE FIRST ELECTION.
0KLAH03IAXS EEADY TO WIELD
Members of the Legislature to be
Selected on the 5th of
Beaver County's Land Office Located on
the Site of Buffalo,
The Cherokee Commission Now Inter
viewing the Kickapoos Items of
Interest from Salina, Anthony,
Geuda Springs and Other
Cities of the State
Guthbie, Ok., June 2S. Governor Steele
has ordered a general election for members
ol tne nrsi. legislature on cne urst j-uesuay
THE PEOPLE AT GEUDA SPRINGS.
Geuda Springs, Kan., June 2S. Spe
cial Correspondence. The interest conse
quent on the appearance of Dr. Talmage
at Winfield today is perceptible in the ab
sence of several of our best people here as
-well as a large number of tho visitors
within our gates.
Wichita is still our best friend, as tho
largest number of people temporarily here
claim her as their home. During the past
week the Eagle representative has met
from there, Mrs. Bugby, Mrs. Ruggles,
Mrs. C. A. Van Ness, Mrs. N. A. Lewis
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Gam
mond. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Purdy, Miss
McMillan, and Messrs. W. S. Corbett, Ed.
Phillips, J. F. Cochran, L. D. Westgate
and Asa Forker.
Mrs. D. Hamill and her two children, of
Newton, arrived here Thursday last.
Mr. C. R. Mitchell, business manager of
the Geuda Land and Water com pan j has
returned from a ten day trip to the princi
pal eastern cities.
Mine host of the Gilbert, better and more
familiarly known as Sam, says Puck's crit
icism on help draws the facts mildlj-. He
will have the best, and says it's strange
that the better it is the crankier the indi
vidual. He returned from Wichita lat
evening, whither he went to procure help
for his rapidly increasing family.
Air. and Mrs. J. C. McComb left today,
after a two weeks stay. If mothers with
puny children will see Mrs. McComb's
four little ones before the tan wears
off of them an idea can be formed
of how beneficial the out-door life, with a
daily swim in the lake is.
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Cushman are among
our latest arrivals. Mr. Cushman was
thoughtful enough to bring his mandolin,
and last evening, assisted by Miss Eve Gal
yean who plays the tlute charmingly,, and
accompanied by Prof. Beal's guitar, he
treated those within hearing distance of
the Gilbert house veranda to "some delight
We learn that the Bath house company
have employed a band of six pieces whoe
duties will embrace daily concerts both af
ternoon andevening and also furnish mus
ic for the dancing parties that, take place
m the commodious and thoroughly venti
lated reeeution rooms of the bath house.
They were on duty last evening from 7:30
to 9 o'clock and many were the expressions
of approbation as regarded their excellence.
Mr. Noble and family have rented a neat
little cottage and are evidently here for
quite a stay as they have brought their
team, carriage and servant.
Special dispatch to the Dally K-tglo.
Salina, Kan., June 2S. Two more ori
ginal package houses started up yesterday.
The wheat crop of Saline county is about
all harvested. The quality is superior to
that of last year, and the quantity about
the same as last, viz: two and one-half
million bushels, estimated.
Word was received here today from the
eastern syndicate that pufthased the street
car line, that active preparations were be
ing made to put in the electric cars and
the old mule cars will soon be a thing of
the past, and the city ordinance prohibit
ing the mules from running over eight
miles an hour, will be inoperative.
The Old Settlers' society of Saline county
is making acthe preparations for their
second grand annual dinner and reunion,
to be held in Oakdale park shortly. Sen
ator Plumb, who was the first white set
tler in Saline county, addressed the society
last year and the program for this year is
not yet completed, but will be of unusual
interest. Twenty years residence entitles
one to member-hip.
The congressional situation up here is
quite mixed. John A. Anderson, who is a
candidate for re-election, it seems, has a
stubborn opposition in every one of the
ten counties of the district, not even ex
cepting his own. Four candidates are now
in the tield, as far as heard from, viz.: Ex-Cougres-man
Phillips, of Salina: Judge
SturgL, of Cloud; ex Governor Harvey, of
Harvey, and John A. Anderson, of Riley
counties. Their strength seems to be
in the order named, but the outcome is
hard to divine.
W. R. Ger-,a leading business man bere.
returned yesterday from an extended tour
through Pennsylvania and other eastern
points. He says that ali through the big
cities where hewas and on trains people
ridiculed and poked fun at Kansas on ac
count of her prohibition law. The unani
mous verdict was. "We will have no Kan
sas in ours until this obnoxious law i.
changed ' Emigrant agents from other
states are stationed in New York, Bos
ton and Baltimore, and the emigrants a
soon a they land are quickly tohl of the
moral purity business the people here are
in. Tho is'the tide ever turned from oar
state and capital and investments lost.
ITEMS FROM ANTHONY.
AnTHONT, Kan.. Jnne 27 Special Cor
respondence. Today is the hottest of the
season, the mercury climbing pretty close
to 100. Rain is -needed for corn which is
some localities is looking yellow. In
tracing down the rumors of change
in the First National bank. yor corre
spondent was glad to find them out "tle
baseless fabrics of a dream.'" The preheat
management will continue, and that J
satisfactory to every one. Mr. Darrough
the president, and Mr. Moeer the cashier,
are amongst oar best ancT most popnlar
citizens, and it is hoped they will be an
permanent in their places as the bank i
solid. Rev. Fleming, .synodical misioo
arv. preaches in the lirst Presbyterian
church, next Sunday. An early train will
reach here from the north on the Omaha
road after the first of the month, rwichimr !
here about 9 a. in. County convention m
nominate fifteen delegates to the judicial
conrention, meets tomorrow at 10 a. m.
S, E. Adam has been granted a well de
Mis3 Ollie Wilson, danghtcr of J. K.
Wibon. daughter ol onr city took the ztM
medal for music at, the Su Jcph, Me.,
NEGOTIATING WITH THE KICKAPOOS.
KjCKArOO TOWS, I. T.. VIA. PCJKBU, I.
T JTmw 5 After clnslnc "lAddl yrfcJi
the ajentee Shawnees upon exactly the J
same terms as those given the Pottawato
mies, the commission commenced negotia
tions with the Kickapoos. The tribe, in
stead of taking lands in severalty, want a
tract five miles square set apart so that In
dians can hold it in common, the same as
they now do, save lessened. The commis
sioners will accede to this request, paying
the Indians S1.223 per acre for the residue
lands. After closing this trade all the
available lands east ofoklahoma will have
been traded for. Before opening negotia
tions with the tribes west of "Oklahoma
the commission will take a vacation of six
weeks or two months on account of the ex
cessive warm weather.
A HEATEKLY -ylSITAffT.
An Enormous Meteor Strikes the Earth
Washington, Kan.. Jue 2S. On Wed
nesday, about 1 o'clock p. in., a meteoric
body shot over this city from south to
north, making a peculiar roaring or rumb
ling sound, resembling thunderand leav
ing a trail like smoke behind it. Many
people heard the sound and saw the smoke,
it was afterwards learned that this Ixxly,
or a portion of it, struck the ground on "a
farm four miles north of hetv with such
force as to penetrate to a depth of several
feet. It struck only a short distance from
a farmer nnmed January, greatly surpris
inc and frightening him.
The occurrence excited much interest
and hundreds visited the spot. Mr. Janu
ary dug the body up yesterday and has
brought it here where it is on 'exhibition.
It broke in two pieces when it struck the
ground. The larger piece weiglis 120
and the smaller sixty pounds. They are of
a dark slate color and are very hard and
heavy for their bulk. At exactly the same
hour that the meteor pascd "over here
there was a distinct shock of an earth
quake at Waterville, only twenty miles
southeast of here
IS" 0HARA0TEEISTI0 STYLE
Kansas Will Hava a Pine Display of
Products at Boston.
Topeka, Kan., June 2& The Santa Fo
road has contributed 500 toward defraying
the expense of the display of Kansas pro
ducts at tho national encampment of the
G. A. II. at Boston in Aucust. and Mr.
Cable, of the Rock Island, has sent the
committee 300 for the same nurpose. It
is expected that the Missouri "Pacific and
Union Pacific will also contribute. The
various towns in the state are contribut
ing according to their means and the dis
play promises to Ihj immense and will be
a great thing for Kansas. Professor Mor
rill left for Boston today to arrauge de
tails. PROGRESS AT EL RENO.
EL RENO, Ok., June 2S. Judge Seny had
a special term of the United States court
here today. An important injunction .suit
by W. II. Riley ngaiust the Choctaw Coal
& Railway company was dissolved on the
plaintiff's motion and the dirt is flying
eastward toward a quick connection with
the Santa Fe. Forty-nine car loads of
track material are already received.
Today a large house that Reno City had
devoted to court house purposes in its
contest with El Reno for the county seat,
was hauled over the Canadian river and
placed here ou the main street. Today
noon the contract closed with Reno City
business men for bringing over here eleven
more business houses' as fast as the teams
AFTER A PACKAGE MAN.
Hutchinson, Kan., June 2S. Another
rousing mass meeting was held in tho
opera house this afternoon and thirtv-two
delegates were appointed for tho Topeka
convention. A committee of 100 lending
citizens interviewed Piper, the original
rw. Z HTff5V; w. ir-Vi .
leave as soon as he had sold out his present
siock. iiotn propositions were rejected.
He wab arrested todny and fined RJ5 and
costs for carrying concealed weapons. Tho
citizens propose to arrest him as soon as
he opens up.
Special DHpntch to Uie Dally KnRle.
Land Office at BuTFAU,Ok.,June27.
The land office at Buffalo, Ok., has been
located on the northeast quarter of section
25, township I south, range 10 eiMt This
is a beautiful location on the head of Pony
creek. Tho town is one mile east and
weat and one-half mile north and south,
containing 320 acres. In tho southeast
corner there is a beautiful lake which has
been reserved by the city as a lake park.
GAVE TRAMPS A FREE RIDE.
Hiawatha, Kan., June'JS Four tramps,
led by a 14-year-old loy, Johnnie Chandler,
stole a Missouri Pacific switch engine from
tne yams here anu ran it to J '.id on in, ten
miles away. The tramps got oir there and
Chandler brought the engine back to Hia
watha. He has been arrested and will Ik
sent to the reform school.
NEWTON AND GULF OFFICERS.
XnwTON. Kan., June 2S. The directors
of the proposed Manhattan, Newton &
Gulf railroad met in this city today awl
elected the following oMcors: Preahleiit,
Hon. A. I. Williams of Topeka: flmt vicu
president. Hon. S. II. Petors of Newton:
scond vice president, Hon. S. M. Pox of
Manhattan: Secretary, John C. Johnston
of Newton; treasurer, E. II. Hoag of New
ton. RAIN AT SMITH CENTER.
Smith Center. Kan., June Ss. A heavy
nun lias leen falling all this afternoon and
gives a promise of a steady fall all nigki.
It is unattended with wind and and i the
heaviest rain of the season. It w general
ali over The county and cornea in time to
make our immense corn crop an aired
NOT LIKE KIOWA'S
Lawrexck, Kan.. June Si CbaacoUor
Snow of the state university went to
Washington, Kan., today to $et the
aerolite which Ml few days su(o. The
chancellor examined a ptece of it aad said
it wax a different sabateuee from Uhm
Kiowa aerolite which be obtained.
IN NEED OF BINDERS.
Topeka. Kaa.. Jn 2s. A gnat dl rf
wheat m sotHawKstera KaNaa it sd to
b? suffering from want ot machinery to
cat It with. Harretr noA bimiere
ordered over a month ago kav not ar
rived. LIQUOR AND DESPONDENCY.
CorsciL Grotx. Kaa., Je Sk W. C.
Patt&oa, a young paiater. aged ST ym.
committed smefde by jumping from ibe
top of a large tn at T o'clock til wwtiitg,
falling into toe Neobo river ad drovr
ing. H leave a wife bat no ebiktreN.
Despondency and liquor were the ca.vjs.
A COLLINS DELECATION.
SAMCTKA. Kan.. Jnae SI The liAtmhU
caag ot the First eoogreafotnl district
aekl a eaucus tclay to elect defogaio to
the county eonreatfam. Ta flsh. wvi
between Coagrev-maa Morrill aad Ira P.
CotHas. The latter detfcgatas were
TO FK3HT THE INJUNCTION.
Topeka. Xaa..Jtu& 2S. Ooveraor Hum
phrey today isetrocted Attorney Groeral
Kellog to appear in defeat Coeaty At
torney Welch is Jndt)k Foer eottn
Monday in the iejaaction procredftas
brought by the ori-iaal j;ockiige dealer.
TALMAGE AND M'fNTYRE.
WnrnEUJ. Kaa.. JawtS Tieaws;..bly
waa addressed today by Dr. Talmasctv rrho
spoke to a large aadio&ee. TMs t-rjuitt
Itr. Robert Mclntyrs tpoke. The program
for neaa week. Is replete wfcfe gcod thiaaa.
&AUNES YHEAT CROP.
aUa. Kaau. JnsmS. Tfco wkeai br
vst of SaHxM; eoaat? in & OMNotatarf.
The traaNty is esawlkia. attd tac qeaiasfcr
k esOmted at f&VC3 fcoefceh.
SOUS B1NING MS.
THE PRESEXT HIGH TEMPERA
Oppressive Heat Causes Numerous
Deaths in Cities of tho
Eleven Gaees of Sunstroke, Fire of TTiea
Tatal, Eeported for tha Day
All Cities of Dlinoi3 Severely Visited
Over a Hundred in the Shade a
Common Eeport Cooler Weathor
Predioted for Tonight Tha
Day's Death lost.
Washington. June 23. Tho preseatper
iod of continued high temperature In tho
middle Mississippi valley is unprecedontr
edfor June. Beginning with Tuesday,
June 20, when tho temperature was 10 de
grees nbore the normal or usual height, it
has gradually rwjn till the 36th and 2"th
to nearly 20 degree.- above. Tho maximum
temperatures for tho lat eight days hnvo
j exceeded the highest ever known for an
equal period in June. Tiie causa for thw
abnormal condition has bvn the uniform
high pressure in the gulf region with an
almost stationary low tircssuni nrrn.
! in the northwest. This distribution of
tho atmosphere ha caused rt steady How of
warm, dry air to the northward. The in
llow of nir has been to slow to induce rain
fall and the consequent clear sky ha been
favorable to extreme radiation from tho
sun, which has raised tho tempernttiro
with the usual relief from the passage of
storms across the country. Somewhat sim
ilar conditions prevailed over tho eastern
1 'nited States in May, 1SS1, and in tho
middle Missouri valley In Juno of 1874 and
1SS7. It is no indication of n change
in climate. A relief from them conditions
may be expected by Sunday night.
NL'ltEKOrS FATALITIES IS ILLINOIS.
Chicago, 111., June 28. 'There nre no
signs yet of the cold wave which has boon
anxiously looked for ami todny wan mow
sultry than Friday. Tho list of woplo
that were stricken down yesterday num
bers nearly twenty Two men died and
three more in the hospital will not llvo.
Dispatches from many points in Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa and Wlnconsin tell of in
sufferable huat antl many fatalities. At
IjiiSnlle, III., yesterday tho niurcury reach
ed 102 in the shade. Three men died from
sun.stroke. All out door work has to bo
abandoned. In Galena three person haro
diwl from the ehects of heut in the pait
two days and there Is a xxvat
deal of icknew. Jacksonville rcporta
101 in tho shade; two men fatally stricken.
At Joliot tho thermometer reglstred 102,
tb highest point in twenty-four years. A
dozen people wore overcome and two of
them have diwl. In Peoria 104 in the shade
was recorded. Two deaths occurred ami
beveral people were overcome. Danville,
Freeport and many other polnta report
numerous projtmtiotLsand afowfntalltle
" 05?K JLU,"E .iiiM.QrCn!LUJ
cono ;ls hisrh as 100 in the shade. Itanorta
from HurroundinK village tll of a num
ber of fatal cases of annstroke. At Water
town, Wis., yesterday tho teniperntnro was
l&L Four peoplo died from th effect of
The day is much warmer than yesterday,
the signal service thermometer re-iU)ring
83 degrees at 8 n. in., or ix derres hlshar
than at the Mime hour yesterday. At 11
o'clock tho thermometer indicated a
tomperaturu of 02 to 03 doirrecH.
PivedoatliH from sunstroke havo been
reported to tho coroner todny.
Klcven cn.se of sunntroke worn reported
to the police up to 2 o'clock. Up to thit
hour the mercury rofriiterd 00 dejerros and
at 0 o'clock tonight tho thormometar ro
8I-.VERAL DEATHS AT CISCtXKATL
Cincikxati, O , Jun US. Th? hent-l
term lill continues hre. There havo
Wen from thrw! to ix prostration from
heat each day. nbout on-fmirth of thorn
fatal. The most markt-l effect Jh the li
croM)d death rato of children. Of tblrty
iMK$t deaths reported yest onlay twenty
.six were of children nitdor 2 yonr of ago.
Tho boat incrwuiod from 10 o'clook jw
that bv 1 o'clock it vww live daroca bettor
than at the amc hour yetrdar. Mr.
Herman I-acknmn, a well known brcwar,
wi protmUd nenr his reddyncc Uiia fore
noon and Ik unconscious.
OOTDOOR WORK saM'FXDED.
IXDIANAl-OLMJ, Ind , JllBe J. At 11
o'clock this morning the thoriHontotor
reeintored M in th ftHttda. Carpentora,
bricklayers and rtrexa laborer have nt
ben working re-Hirly for three daj.
Ycatordny aftjroo n. mail fewr
cooled the atmosphere slightly. Thursday
tho thermoinetr rKltreu M, warmer
by 6 demM than It ha been la ladfciaw
poKa for three yoam. A enrpentor wm
va overcome by beat fell from .1 ladder
Mnowly injuring hlnvHf Several
loajnAtTH were triekrn with tho hoot.
J'ATAUT 1'RWTRATED BT KJUT.
LociariLLE, Ky., Jnne 2iAt 11 n'cAook
thi morninx the morcary irtood at SI de
gnfM but an hour UU-r it had faKoa 'i
points. Thirteen p-rKnw wera proteael
by iku hoot: one of tnwn baa nrova tutnl.
Taerv botc Uren eight fatalitM.
Tbo waaiher continues very opprowlTdy
warm. Fonr fatal mm of Mistr0ke aca
reported hen today.
AT KAXSAft fTTT.
KAMAiCtTT, Mo-, Je . 'TbJn bus
hrum an xtrH'ly hot day f to IM f. m.
The i'nifd btatts 4$sal ervios nfcUl
S3 in to afeada. Import k Miathtc
of pottttw la toe Mfcatatppt vaitoy My fikac
Uh wont i"tm to b over, a tin; tomK
Uira hot generally fallen ad mwmmi
bmaw bare 9trl(a.
MILWAUKEE'S aWTBsrr Ar.
MlLWAnutX. Wis.. Jnne tTM U ib
koUW day of toe aoosoh & . Tha
tbermeiaetor. at 11 o'clock, rnzltrtd M
dcrer. Patrol woaoo hava Lr ksps
btury from calto frons lim tArrz Oaky oon
ea kaa txxin report!, o far, faulty, lent
avtay mere are ejcfeid.
HUSBAND AND VIFE DEAD.
HCTCKI.vw, Jvaa.. Jnne St. Mr. and
Mr. Will Haaratel are doad and two Btol
cMMroa, one a six wb" old babe, mrm or
ptmmuL rM monting while i'nv. Il&n
otei xm preparing braskioAt on a. paeJl
Move th oil tank exploded tarowintf th
borni flwid over br aod bw irabad.
Before ths fisuae eosld he extingnfefead
bock -sew burned twyoad ail hop of ar
eovery. This <nunoa tbey dlwJ. tie fca
band owtttrtinj hi vriie aboot two kens.
Sir Hararo - a yog aaaa of !
fewtc-sM aMliUoc a prwwio Kjatefet
Tespiar, secretary of M ttmxAJ Itefa'
can eesuntu aod aigftly Jvf xl ay
rybody. lite wife vfa a favsrlte la &
A HOTEL SUfWBQ.
DwxsKCtrr. Ka-. J 'A-DuntA.
fads tem Ike oirfa UU4 ia timw
sm W&royti by Jan at 1 e
torwtta. tmb tttrtmatra,
oedtar 4iXral wor mtL
was fnKy Sawed.