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Kans. Historical Social I
YOL. Xin, NO. 62.
WICHITA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY MOUNING JULY 30. 1890.
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THE SPEAKER SCORED.
CONGRESSMAN STMJBLE ATTACKS
The I(nvan Vents His Disappoint
ment at Loss of a Public Build
Democrats Beady to His Aid7ith Sarcastic
and Humorous Eemarks Gannon and
Peters in Defense,
Both Houses Pass a Eesolution to Continue
Existing Appropriations Until August
14 The Tariff Debate in the
Senate Interesting Harrison
on the Evils of Lotteries-
The Torrey Bill
WAsnnfGTOJT. July 29. In the house
this morning Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, from
the committee on appioprhtions reported
a joint resolution providing temporaily,
until August 14, for such of the expendi
tures as the government has not provided
for by the appropriation hills which have
already become laws. - Pas'ied.
The house then went into committee of
the whole (Mr. Burrows, of Michigan, in
the chair) on the senate amendments to
the sundry civil appropriation bill.
In speaking on one of the senate amend
ments to the sundry civil bill, Mr. Struble,
of Iowa, made a bitter attack upon Speak
er Reed for his action towards gentlemen
having an interest in public building bills.
He contrasted the courteous manner of
Speaker Carlisle towards all gentlemen re
questing recognition, with the almost
sneering manner in which the present
speaker treated such requests. Theeak
er treated the members as though "they
were boys. He did not propose to stand
that sort of treatment any longer without
protest, Should the members, he asked,
continue to submit longer like cowards to
the dictation of the sneaker? Should thev
not rather combine together in an honest
attempt to have recognition? He was for
rebellion against the rulings of the speak
er in regard to public building bills. Mr.
Struble'f? remarks were vigorously ap
plauded by the Democrats.
Mr. Cannon thought that the gentleman
from Iowa had better have withheld his
attack upon the sneaker. He (Mr. Cannon)
did not feel called upon to defend the
speaker. The speaker needed no defense
at his hands. Republican applause. The
country had approved the action of the
speaker and the action of the Republican
side of the house.
Mr. Peters, of Kausas, defended the
speaker's action, contending that it was
in line with the action of former speakers.
Mr. Struble said the statement that the
members with public building bills had
not been fairly treated was a fact that ho
alleged before the house and before the
country. He agreed that the work of this
house during this session had been a grand
work. He would go from this hall and
argue that this house had done a grand
worK and bad passed many bilLs for which
it was entitled to the gratitude of the coun
try, but that did not deter him from pro
testing against the indignity put upon him
and other members. During the last ad
ministration bills were approved for pub
lic buildings in the south, in places of
7,000 inhabitants, and yet the Sioux City
bill had been vetoed. That was passed and
gone. But, as he had said before, the
speaker of the last house had never failed
to give courteous treatment to members
on the Republican side Democratic ap
plause. It a few members on the Repub
lican side of the house had received court
eous treatment, he and many others had
not, and he did not hestitate to say so.
Mr. McClammy, of North Carolina, in a
one minute speech, expressed his pleasure
at being in company with his distinguished
brethren, Messrs. Struble, Ewart and
Coleman. This was feudal day, and he
was glad to enter the lists. This was a time
when you could speak with 3'our mouth
open Laughter. One month ago he would
have been made to have shaken hands
across the aisle with Brother Struble.
Laughter, But this was no time for re
gret. He was glad to know that the oc
ca.sion had arrived when the gentlemen
could have the courage of his convictions.
Laughter, which broke out louder when
Mr McClammy alluded to Mr. Struble's
failure to secure recognition by speaking
of the beautiful tones of the dying .swan.
An amendment which gave rise to a dis
cussion was that appropriating SOOO.OOO
for the purchase of a suitable .site lor a
building for the supreme court. In speak
ing to "this amendment, Mr. Carutli re
gretted that the' gentleman from Iowa,
Sir Struble, had made an attack upon the
ppeaker because the attack should have
come from the Democratic side. The
speaker today was the Alexander Selkirk
of American politics. Laughter. The
speaker could say:
"1 am monarch of all I survey;
My right there is none- to dispute;
Ifiom the centre right down to the sea,
I am Lord of the fowl and the brute."
Laughter. He thought that here was
some consolation to what the gentleman
from North Carolina (Mr. McClammy) had
to say to the gentleman from Iowa on this
funeral occasion about the song of the dy
ing swan. The speaker might exclaim
that swans sang before they died, but that
certain persons died before they sang
He was opposed to a building fortho
supreme court. The house had just re
fused to furnish a new building for the
government printing office to preserve
the utterances of the immortal and
distinguished men who sat upon
this floor. Why then should more be
done for the supreme court' First, pro
t ide for the members, give them a decent
place where they could revise their proofs,
ghe them a place where they could go
and bury their remarks in the Congres
sional Record, and then the house could
attend to the supreme court, if it had not
alreadv attended to it, in the passago of
tl o original package bill Laughter.
T'e amendment was non-concurred in.
The committee, having concluded the
consideration of all other amendment,
recurred to the consideration of the irriga
tion amendment, which had been passed
over temporarily. It was agreed that the
debate en the amendment should be
limited to four hours, and the committee
then rose and the house adjourned.
TALKING AGAINST TIME.
The Senate Devotes the Day to Tariff with
"Washington". July 29. The senate met
atllo'clock After a call of the roll m
order to procure the attendance of a
quorum, Mr Morgan presented resolu
tions adopted at a public meeting of Re
publicans in Birmingham, Ala., against
t be passage of the election bill. Placed on
Mr. Sherman offered a resolution (which
went over till tomorrow) for the daily
meeting of the senate at 10 a. m.
Mr. ingalls introduced a bill to establish
a department of communication, aud said
that it was prepared by and introduced at
the request of the wage workers' alliance.
The tariff bill was, taken up. the pend
ing question being on Mr. McPhcrson's J
amendment offered yesterday to reduce
duty on acetic or pyroligneous
acid, not exceeding the specific gravity of
1.047 from U cent to 1 cent per p'ound and
exceeding that gravity from 4 to 3 cents
Eer pound. The amendment was rejected
y a party vote yeas 20, nays 27.
The clerk then proceeded with the read
ing of the bill, but he only got through
two lines when he was stopped by Mr. Mc
Pherson with the remark that he was mov
ing a little too hastily. He (McPherson)
had something to say about the first line,
fixing the duty on boracic acid at 5 cents
A motion to reduce the duty was re
jected by a party vote yeas 25, nays 30.
Mr. Jones, of Arkansas, addressed the
senate in opposition to the bill, which he
characterized as the most radical and ex
treme measure of protection ever presented.
It was a practical declaration on the part
of the Republican party that the war tariff
was never to be reduced, but that the ex
orbitant taxes were to be permanent and
to be a declaration of war asrainst foreicn
commerce. Referring to the farmers al
liance, he declared that men read the signs
of time amiss who believed that the old
policy was to continue much longer. He
fairly beiieved the present period of pro
tection gone mad would inaugurate a
movement that would in its effects and
consequences surpass previous upheavals
of the kind. The protective svstem would
be crushed and cast out as a matter of
The next line of the bill having been read
by the clerk, "'chromic acid, 0 cents per
Eound," Mr. McPherson moved to amend
y substituting the existing duty, 15 per
cent ad valorem.
Mr. Gorman said that Democratic sen
ators wanted a free discussion of the bill
and nothing more. They wanted it con
sidered intelligently. But the Republican
senators wanted to rush it through the
senate at railroad speed, lie warned the
senator from Rhode Island (Mr. Aldnch)
that he would expedite the passage of the
bill by frank ancl honest statements of
what was contained in it.
Mr. Aldrich said that in 1SS8 the tariff
had been discussed in every field and work
shop, and on every hustings and there was
no occasion for any man to plead ignorance
of what that question meant, or of the
provisions of a bill which had been be
fore the senate nnd the countrv for
three years. The country understood that
the talk about explanations and the at
tempt to drive Republican senators to
make stump speeches for political effect
was simply to delay action on the tariff
bill, which delay was destructive to every
business interest, but notwithstanding the
senator's (Mr. Gorman's) taunts, the sena
tors on the Republican side of the chamber
would not be led, so tar as he (Mr. Aid
rich) could control them, into that kind of
came up, item by item, the members of
the finance committee would be prepared
to show (and conclusively from a protect
ive standpoint) that the changes were just
ifiable. Mr. Gorman reminded the Republican
side of the chamber of Mr. Plumb's state
ment that that party was in danger,
and of his warning that it would have
to increase taxation within eighteen
months. He also referred to Mr. Blaine as
the one man who, in twenty years, had
been able to bring the Republican party
into line, as the only man who, when
abroad, had the courage and ability to
write an answer to President Cleveland's
tariff measure that gave to the drooping
Republicans hope and faith and final vic
tory, and he said that Mr. Blaine had,
through the senators from Maine, told Re
publican senators that if they passed the
hill as reported, they would not only dis
troy the possibility of increasing trade with
the countries south of the United States,
but would bankrupt the treasury in eigh
teen months (for that was the meaning
Mr. niscock repelled the general charge
that the Republican success at the last
election wa. the result of the influence of
manufacturers or monopolists, and he as
serted that, in the state of New
York, wherever Democratic majorities
was rolled up, the steps of the whisky in
terest could be marked The saloon and
the tippling shop had been the recruiting
station of the Democrats. It was " not in
the great manufacturing centers of New
York state that the largest Republican
majorities were rolled up, but in the agri
cultural portions of the state, while the
criminal population of the cities were the
natural allies aud constituents of the Dem
In reference to a statement as to the re
fusal of the finance committee to give
hearings to persons interested, Mr. His
cock said that he had refused to give hear
ings to the representatives of the manu
facturers of Germany, Frauce, England
and Belgium. The place for them to be
heard was where the Democratic members
of the committee were in conference.
He did not know how much money
had been contributed to the Dem
ocratic election fund by those in
terested, but he knew that every
day that the tariff bill was delayed was
largely to the profit of the foreign manu
facturers. They were interested in its de
feat. Mr. Voorhecs congratulated Mr. Gor
man on his great victory in breaking the
pre-deterniined silence on the Republican
side of the chamber. As to the speech of
the senator Irom New York, which hail
been extorted under the lash, it was the
same old tirade of calumny and abuse
against the Democratic party. If that
was all there was of it, lie (Mr. Yoorhees)
would let it go. But it seemed that
there was no one to speak fairly
for the great Democratic city
of New York. He arraigned that
senator for his slander on that city, simply
because it was opposed to him politically.
The senator had spoken of the vice and
crime aud intemperance of the city of New
York, but he (Mr. Yoorhees) asserted that
the very Gibraltar of the Republican party
in that city, the only district in which it
had increased its majority of late, was the
Eighth assembly district, where Johnny
O'Brien had been leading the worst ele
ments or society, and where immortality,
ice and crime of all descriptions were so
rife that a man's life was not safe there
after sundown. The senator (Mr. His
cock) owed an apology to the
great metropolis on Manhattan island.
Ho had heard such stigma attempted to
be cast on New York before, but it ill be
came one of her sons to retail that old
time slander in the senate.
After further debate the bill was laid
aside and the house joint resolution to
continue appropriations under existing
laws, up to the 14th of August was pre
sented, discussed and passed.
After an executive session, the senate
THE T0EEEY BILL.
Provisions of the Bankruptcy Bill Passed
by the House.
"Washington, July 29. Following is an
abstracted sketch of the Torrey Itaiik
ruptcy bill which has passed the house:
United States district courts have or
iginal jurisdiction, but state courts may
trv controversies involving property.
Referees to bo appointed and their ter
ritory assigned by circuit courts at a time
when the district judge is on the bench.
Trustees will be appointed by the courts,
pursuant to nominations bv creditors.
The district attorney shall examine the
bankrupt at the meeting of the creditors
and oppose his petition for discharge when
ordered to do so by the court. He will re
port delinquencies of referees and trustees,
lay all eases of fraud before the grand jury
and prosecute offenses.
The referee shall cause aa expedition
and economical administration of the es
tate and return the-records iuto court.
The trustees shall reduce the estate to
cash, and distribute it in dividends to the
creditors as soon as possible.
A 10 fee shall be paid when the petition
is filed. The government shall receive
per centum on dividends paid by estates,
and half that amount on all amounts paid
The district attorney shall be paid by
the government such fees as are now paid
for similar services. The trustee shall re
ceive from the estate 5 per centum for the
first $."5,000 paid out in dividends, 2 per cen
tum of the second 5,000, and 1 per centum
on additional amounts. The referee shall
receive not to exceed 1.000 per annum, and
a 310 fee in each case. Both amounts, to
gether with his expenses, are to be paid by
The number of referees shall be one for
each judicial district, and such additional
number as may be necessary to expedi
tiouslp transact the business of the court,
not to exceed 330.
Acts of bankruptcy shall consist of
(within six months before the filing of a
petition in bankruptcy) concealment to
avoid the service of a civil process; re
moval of property to prevent its being
levied upon; departure or absence with in
tent to defraud or delay creditors: failure
for thirty days to secure the release of
property levied upon; making a convey
ance with intent to defraud or delay cred
itors; making a written declaration of in
solvency; making an assignment; neglect
ing for sixty days, after written demand,
to pay an open account; procuring a judg
ment or suffering a judgment with intent
to defraud or delay creditors: suffering
an execution to be returned unsatis-
liea; suspending and not resum
ing payment of commercial pa
per for lifteen days; voluntarily
petitioning to be adjudged a bankrupt;
making a conveyance or suffering property
to be taken while insolvent for the purpose
of giving a preference; or dealing in op
tions while insolvent.
A person who owes $500, except a nation
al bank or a municipal corporation, may
become a voluntary bankrupt.
A person who owes 500, except a nation
al bank, a farmer, a municipal corporation,
a charitable or religious association, or a
wage worker, may becomeran involuntary
Compositions may be confirmed after,
but not before the bankrupt has been ex
amined in open court, or at a meeting of
creditors, and after the filing of the sched
ule aud list of creditors. The court will
not confirm the composition unless it is
for the best, interest of all the creditors,
and unless the oankrupt has not
been guilty of any acts which would
bar his discharge. They will be set
aside within six months after
being made in the event fraud was prac
ticed upon the hearing for confirmation.
A discharge shall be granted to a person,
not a corporation, when applied for after
two and within six months after the ad
judication, unless itappearsthat the bank
rupt has failed to keep proper books of ac
count, committed a felony, committed
perjury, failed to act in good faith, given a
preference which has not been surrendered,
knowingly made a false statement to se
cure credit, bribed any officer or creditor,
fraudulently transferred property which
has not been surrendered, or neglected his
duties as a bankrupt. The discharge will
be set aside within two years after being
granted, upon proof that it was fraudu
The exemptions of a bankrupt shall be
the same as are provided by the laws of
me state m which tne proceeumg are
pending at the time of the filing of the
Preferred creditors are those who have
within four months before the filing of a
petition procured property from an insolv
ent with intent to defeat the operation of
his act; to obtain a greater per centum
than other creditors, or to prevent the
property from coming to the trustee in
bankruptcy. If a preference has been
given, the property or the value thereof
may bo recovered by the trustee.
Debts which have priority are those due
as taxes when there is no property subject
thereto. Other debts having priority are
the clerk's fee, the per centum fees, the
costs of administration, wages due em
ployes earned within the six months pre
ceding the commencement of proceedings,
not to exceed $50 each, and debts which
have priority under the laws of the United
Dividends shall be declared and paid of
an eqaal per centum on ail allowed claims,
as soon as possible.
Liens obtained by compulsory process
within four months before the filing of a
petition in bankruptcy shall be dissolved
tjy an adjudication. Liens given prior to
an adjudication in good faith, and not in
contemplation of bankruptcy and for a
E resent consideration, shall not be affected
y this act.
Provisions are made for filing petitions;
the issuance and return of process, the
making of adjudications by the court, or.
in the absence of the judge, the entering
of judgment by default and the transfer of
the case to the referee; the taking of
appeals and the issuance of writs of error;
the arbitration or compromise of contro
versies; the examination of bankrupts and
other persons concerning the affairs of the
bankrupt; jury trials; notices in news
papers; taking oaths; making rules, forms
and orders by the supreme court: computa
tion of time; the giving of bonds by
referees and trustees; punishment for con
tempt; the punishment of crimes commit
ted by persons, bankrupts and officers: the
death of trustees or bankrupts: the collec
tion of bankrupcy statistics; the qualifica
tions of referees; the manner of keeping
records of referees; the arrest of the bank
rupt aud the seizures of his property: the
giving of notice to his creditors; the filling
of petitions against bankrupts; the proof
of claims; liquidating unliquidated claims;
the qualification of voters at meetings of
creditors; investment ef cash in certain
cases; the designation of depositories for
funds; the disposition of unclaimed divi
dends: set-offs, counter claims and the
transmission of the bankrupt's title to
The act shall go into effect, as to the pro
mulgation of rules and appointmpnt of
referees, upon its passage, and into full
effect November 1 next.
"Washington, July 29. In the house to
day Representative Oates, of Alabama,
offered for reference to the committee on
rules a resolution reciting an editorial
published in the National Economist of
Jul "JO, 1SW. an organ of the Farmers'
Alliance, declaring that the bond
holders were now happy and that
their bonds would be paid" now in sold
only, statin:; that it would be interesting
to know how many millions it took to
force this bill through congress an ' charg
ing that in these days of corruption and
trickery, meu do not" change their constitu
ency without a consideration. The reso
lution further recites that it is charged
that the bill (the lver bill) has been pass
ed through congress by bribery and cor
ruption and that the "integrity of the
house demands that the truth or falsehood
of the charge shall be established, and pro
viding that a committee of seven members
be appointed to investigate the charge.
NO QUORUM APPEARED.
Washington. July 29. It was the ex
pectation that the house committee on elec
tions would be able this morninc to dis
pose of the Clayton-Breckinridge election
case, but a quorum failed to appear and
the matter went over until the next meet
ing. There was some growling among Re
publican members because certain Demo
cratic members of the committee who
were in the capital did not attend the
meeting and thus prevented the execution
of the program.
CABINET OFFICERS SCARCE.
Washington-. July 29 The regular
Tuesday cabinet meeting was in progress
at the white house today. The absentees
were Secretaries Blaine. Proctor and Tracy,
all of whom are on; of the citv.
NON-CONCUR IN ALL.
Washington. July 29. The house com
mittee on Indiim affair ba. decided to
recommend that the house noa-coecor in
all senate amendments to the Indian bill
and ask a conference.
CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES AND
An Even Dozen Willing to Accept
the Nomination at Dodge
The Gathering of Politicians Assumes the
Character and Importance of a
Johnson, of Hamilton, the Latest Candidate
Anti-Ingalls Men Sat Down Upon at
the Marion Convention Tennessee
Eepublicans Dislike the Lodge
Bill Political Items.
Special Dispatch to the Dally Easts.
Dodge City, Kan. , July 29. The Eepubli
can convention which meets here
tomorrow to select a candidate
for member of congress from
the great Seventh district has called
out many of the leading politicians of the
state. It was expected that the Seventh
district fellows would be out in numbers
showing unusual enthusiasm. It has
been some time since they had a chance
for a big fight. They now think they are
going to have a political picnic, a sort of a
barbecue, in which there will be quite as
many devoured as will be allowed to live.
Aside from the Seventh fellows every
district in the state is represented. It looks
very like a state convention. It is said to
have a state meaning. Many of the candi
dates in training for the state convention
are here. They are around looking after
their interests. They, just like other peo
ple, appear to have fallen into the old style
of looking after personal matters before
attending to the glory of others, together
with the financial improvement of others.
Aside from the state candidates there
are many of the long standing state politi
cians. They are on their metal. Some
for any fellow, some for another and as a
rule for the other. No one ' as a corner
on the convention stock. It don't appear
to be n good year for corners. While a
corner seems just as desirable as ever, and
hence estimated to be as valuable as ever,
yet there is an absence of a corner or any
thing that would resemble it.
According to the general rule every fel
low is going to get there. No candidate
has: been heard to bear his own stock.
He is a bull enthusiastic for
himself, and in some instances unto him
self, his following and visible supporr.
But he is in the ring and his seconds will
scarcely toss the moist sponge until they
GlfETAT EARNESTNESS SHOWN.
Fxom general appearai deVone is forcibly
struck with the earnestness shown. It
would have a tendency to dispel any suspi
cions of a stampede. Tho.tielegates mostly
in now show that they have decided to do
some earnest work. This is conceded by
most of them to be no year for boys. Ac
cording to the bearable story it is a time
when the. old man must be called out. So
far the various delegations having home
candidates fail to see defects in their can
didate and also fail to see nruch that is
great, or even commendable, from a hus
tling standpoint, in the others. But under
the surface there is an evident desire to do
the very best possible: the intention i- con
ceded to be all right aud it is believed this
will lead to a good result.
Most of the delegates are on hand. There
will bo few absent and if anyone should be
absent his alternate will jump at the vacant
chair. The latest returns from the roll of
candidates show twelve in all, the. one
dozen fellow being R. Johnson, of Hamil
ton. The others, for the most part, have
been out before at ome time, nnd are
known to all who can keep awake while
reading the district politics.
A QUESTION OF COMBINATION.
The contest has come down to a ques
tion of combination. Combination purely.
No one man is likely to show on first bal
lot the required eighty-four vote to start
the hats high np in the air, but after that
it will be a hurly-burly or a scummage for
The Wichita delegation arrived shortly
after midnight last night. They are in
fighting trim for their favorite. Colonel
Hallowell. Colonel Rogers led in a song
for their candidate in front of the Delmon
ico and they opened up with euthusiasm.
"Billy" Edwards was present and started
the cheer. He says he has a song for the
boys tomorrow; it is not the song of the
shirt but the song of the ballot.
The Convention at Marion Scarcely Les3
Special Dltatch to the Dally Eazlc
MARION, Kan., July 29. The mot excit
ing Republican county convention ever
held in the county was held at this place
today. The issue was Ingalls and anti
Ingalls. The platform was in about the
Usual form, strictly upholding Republican
principle. In reporting the resolutions
the chairman emitted to report the Ingalls
indorsement as adopted by the committee,
and its presentation to the convention was
E. W. Hoch delivered a long tirade of
abuse against the senator and insisted that
a rising vote be taken on striking out the
Ingalls section. This is where Mr. Hoch
was very severely sat down on. In a con
vention of 14S delegates only four arose to
vote against the Ingalls resolution, the
other 144 rising and voting for the" senator
with three cheers and a tiger. Against
this kind of opposition, which finally
dwindled to a buried bubble, J. H. Gil
bert vxs nominated for representative
from the Sixty-fiftn district, and C M.
Vanghan from the Sixty-sixth. Both gen
tlemen are warm advocates of Senator
WHO IS JEEEE SLMP30?.
The Alliance Man's Antecedents, Political
Medicine Lodoe. Kan., Jnly 29.
Special correspondence.) When the
news reached this place last week thai
the citv marshal of Medicine Lodge had
received the nomination for coacress from
the bands of the People's party of the big
Seventh congressional district, it was a
surprise to every one including the mem
bers of the Alliance of Mti eooaty. bat
they made a selection eminently tilting
the nominations made thus far, for in
Jerre Simp30u they have Democrat, Union
Labor, anti-Republican, free trader, any
thing for office. Jerre Simpson located in
Barber county between six and seven years
ago. He was born in the province of New
Brunswick in 1S42 and has resided in New
York, Michigan, Indiana, about twelve
years ago moved to Kansas and resided near
Horton, up to coming to this county.
Jerre first appeared before the public four
years ago this fall as candidate for repre
sentative on the Union Labor ticket, and
after the votes were counted out it was
shown that Jerre had been requested to
stay at home. Two years ago Jerre was
again groomed, doctored and brought out
as the Union Labor candidate for repre
sentative. On this occasion he was also en
dorsed by the Democratic party and hav
ing Cleveland to help him along, he looked
a sure winner but alas"Man'sinhumanity
to man." Again had the psople said,
"Don't you go, Jerre, don't go." During
the campaign last fall there was not a man
in Barber county that labored any harder
for Democratic success than did this same
Jerre Simpson but his party got left.
The only office that this individual ever
succeeded in capturing was last spring
when Mayor T. A. McNeal appointed him
city marshal. But right here I wish to say
that had it been known that Jerre Simp
son was to be city marshal, the distinction
of being mayor of Medicine Lodge never
would haye been tendered T. A. McNeal by
the voters of this place. It was nothing
more nor less than a political betrayal.
This would-be congressman entertains
very peculiar ideas. He once stated that
the red flag that was waved by the Chicago
anarchists, was as good as the stars and
stripes. Again, his religion has been sadly
neglected, he being an infidel. Once he
was challenged for a debate on the religious
question, but pleaded the excuse
that he expected to go into poli
tics and were it known as to
his religious beliefs he would thereby be
injured politically. The statement that is
going the rounds that this gentleman has
been a Republican up to eighteen months
ago, is erroneous, for since living in Barber
county he has labored incessantly to down
the Republican "party.
STEVENS COUNTY POLITITICS.
HUGOTON. Kan., July 2S. Special
Correspondence A rousing Re
publican convention was held in this city
yesterday. All sections of the county were
represented and much enthusiasm pre
vailed throughout the proceedings,
especially when the names of Lincoln
Grant and Ingalls were mentioned. Fully
two-thirds of the convention were alliance
men and since their candidate has been
duly nominated, many openly denounce
him as opposed to pensioning the old
Our delegates elected go uniustructed
to both Dodge City and lopeka. Strong
resolutions were adopted endorsing Senator
Ingalls and the convention was nearly un
animous for his selection. Many Republi
cans again gave the present congress a go
ing over for not doing more for their con
stituents and declare that as Republican
they have not kept their pledges made the
people. The McKinley bill was bitterly
denounced as a hi 1 to protect the eastern
mortgages and Wall street monied powers.
Blame, has many friends here from all
parties and has made them in his fight for
reciprocity and his opposition to the Mc
Kinley tariff bill.
SOT TO THEIB LHHKQ-.
Tennessee Eepublicans Generally Opposed
to the Eleotion Bill.
Nashville, Tenn., July 29. The Repub
lican state convention meets in tins city at
noon tomorrow and will be largely at
tended. The two questions of greatest in
terest will bo the endorsement of the
national administration aud the force bill.
The probabilities are- there will be a mild
endorsement by the convention of Mr.
Harrison's administration. Witli the
force bill most likely no action at
all upou the question will be taken.
There is but little doubt a large
majority of the convention oppose the
enactment of that bill and this is especially
true of the coloied contingent, who see in
it the renewal of race prejudice which is so
rapidly dying out. without any correspond
ing benefit to them.
The colored convention here today en
dorsed the Lodge election bill.
NEBRASKA PEOPLE'S PARTY.
LlGCOLN, Neb., July 29. The people's
independent party of Nebraska met in
suite convention in this city today, nearly
every countv in state being represented.
Of those the members of the Farmers'
Alliance predominated with a good follow
ing of the Grange, the balance being Uniou
The convention was called to order at 2
p. m. by John M. Powers, president of the
state Alliance. Allen Root, of Douglass
county, and Charles H. Maybary,
of Pawnee county, were nominated
and elected chairman and sec
retary respectively. An attempt to
adopt the standing platform of the Farm
ers' Alliance as the platform of the con
vention proved a failure. The Knights of
Labor showed their hands ami demanded
the insertion of a plank declaring for the
Australian ballot box and the eight-hour
law. After some debate this was con
ceded. The platform demands free coinage of
silver and the issuance of money by the
government until the circulation shall
reach ?."j0 per capita. It demands the
abolishment of the land monopoly
and declares the management of
she railways to be a system of
spoliation and robbery. The platform fur
declares in favor of the government owner
ship of railroads and telegraphs. The tar
ig plank demands that the tariff .shall be
so adjusted that the burden of taxation
shall not. as it does now, fall principally
upon the farmers, laborers, mechanic- and
merchants. The platform abo declares in
favor of a service pension and condemns ;
the present political machinery of j
the "state. The resolutions were t
adopted by an almost unanimous vote.
A memorial from the Nebraska W. C. T.
L". requesting the convention to declare in
favor of the prohibitory amendment was
referred to the committed on resolutions
but that was the last heard of it.
J. H. Powers, of JI tchcock countv, wan
nominated for governor on the first ballot.
HARD FIGHT IN NORTH DAKOTA.
Grand For.fcs, N. D., July 23. The Re-
Sublican tate convention in North Dakota
egan this afternoon. The fight this year
is all along tbe line, but is grcmtest on
congressman, and Mr. Ilansbrough is hav
ing a hard tussle to hold his own, 3L N.
Jonnson, the Scandinavian leader who
came so near getting the cond senator
ship last winter, being hts opponent-
KINGFISHER ALLIANCE TICKET.
Kingfisher, Ok.. July '. The Farm
ers' Alliance of this county held a con
vention here yesterday afternoon nod
evening and nominated the following can
didates: For the senate, George I Ingle
and J. F. Connor; for the boa-e. Dr. J. E.
BuhL Robert W Rogers. IL Moms J. W.
31clntyre. All tbe nominees are from
AN INDEPENDENT FOR CONGRESS.
Lincoln. Neb., July is. At the lade
pendent congressional convention oC the
isecond district at Hastings yesterday.
Judge W, A. McKeoghan. Democrat, of
Webster ooonty, was nominated for con
gress. BURNS FOR CONGRESS.
ST. LOCls. 31., Jnly 81 The DasioerMfl
of the Tenth cftnsresiwtal diitriot t&iay
nomiaated Samee! Burns fr cosgresa,
ITEMS FROM PONCA.
PONCA, L T.f July 2S. Special
Correspondence Standing Bear and
six followers (Poucas) leave to?5-"-r for
Nebraska, they having been hs;- six
months. The country is too warm they
say. The government furnished them
rations for thirty davs and equipments,
etc. They return overland.
Three hundred Cheyennes from near El
Reno are visiting the Ponca tribe, and are
preparing a grand feast aud dance here.
Reu Wolf and Whirlwind are chiefs of
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Rail
way compauv has placed stakes around
Ponca, Red "Rock and Willow Springs
stations, denoting their limit of land.
From this it seems some information
must be in the wind that the Ponca, Otoe
and Pawnee reservations are to be opened
with other Indian lands.
Prominent cattle men who have stock
feeding in different reservations now
think the government will allow them
till the middle of October to clear cattle
out, owing to fact that cattle can not be
entered into Kansas grazing pastures until
CAMPMEETING AT NORWICH.
Special dbpatch to the Daily Eacle.
Norwich, Kan., July . One of the
most powerful campmeetings of the sea
son is now in session at Norwich under
the leadership o Reverends M. L. Haney.
G. C. Miller and S. B. Rhodes. Siners
are being saved every day. The meeting
will be continued over next Sabbath. Tent
on the ground and board at reduced rates
WAGGONER DENIES IT.
Atchison, Kan., July 29. B. P. Wag
goner, general attorney of the Missouri
Pacific, denies that he has been directed
by Jay Gould to interfere in the Wyan
dotte & Northwestern coutroversy with
the Union Depot company.
LA WHENCE, Knn., July "9. Rev. R. H.
TanPelt. pastor of the Presbyterian
church of this city, and Miss Aldia Grif
fith, daughter of 6. W. E. Griffith a well
known banker, were married this after
noon! TO SUPPRESS LOTTERIES.
President Harrison Urges Passage of the
Washington, July 29. President Har
rison today sent the following message to
To the Senate and Home of Repreentattrev
The recent attempt to secure a charter
from the state of North Dakota for a lot
tery company, the pending effort to obtain
from the state of Louisiana a renewal of
the charter of the Louisiana State Lottery,
and the establishment of one or more lot
tery companies at Mexican towns near our
border, have served a good purpose of call
ing public attention to an evil of vast pro
portion. If the baneful effects of lotteries
were confined to the state that gave the
companies corporate powers and a license
to conduct a business, the citizens of oher
states, being powerless to apply legal rem
edies, might clear themselves of responsi
bility by the use of such moral agencies as
were within their reach. But the case is
not so. The people of all the states are de
bauched and defrauded. The vast sums of
money offered to the states for charters are
drawn from the people of the United
States and the general government
through its mail system is made the ef
fective and profitable medium of inter
course between the lottery company and
its victims. The use of the mail system
is quite .'is essential to the companies
as the state license. It would be practi
cally impossible for these companies to ex
ist if the public mails were once effectually
closed against their advertisements and
remittances. The use of the mails by
these companies is a prostitution of an
agency only intended to serve purpoe of
legitimate trade, and a decent social inter
course. It is not necessary, I am sure, for me to
attempt to portray the robbery of tbe
poor, and the wide spread corruption of
public and private morals which are neces
sary incidents of these lottery schemes.
The national capital has become a sul
headquarters of the Ixmisiaua lottery
company, and its numerous agents and
attorneys are conducting here a business
involving probably n larger use of the mails
than that of any legitimate business en
terprise in the District of Columbia. There
sf'ems to be good reasons to lelieve that
the corrupting touch of these has been
felt by the clerks in the postal service and
by Kline of the police officers of the dis
trict. Severe and cflective legislation
should be promptly enacted to enable the
postoJIice department to purge the mails
of all letters, newspapers and circulars re
lating to the business. The letter of the
postmaster general, which I trausmit
herewith, points out the inadequacy of the
existing statutes and suggests legislation
that would be effective. It may alo be
iiecessarv to so regulate the carrying
of letters by the express companies
as to present the use of the agencies to
maintain communication between the lot
tery companies and their agentc orcun
tomers in other cities. It does not oem
nossible that therp am be any division of
sentiment as to the propriety of closing
the mails against the companies, and 1,
therefore, venture to exprow the hop4 that
such proper powers as are necessary to
that end will be given to the poMjTlc di
partraont. fSignedl Benjamin Hakrisos.
Kxecutfvc Mansion, July 28, 1W.
The letter of the ixtmHatar general re
ferred to by the president, call' the atten
tion to the ineftknency of the present law
and recommends the paage of the anti
lottery bill recently reported to the boo
The Killed. Wounded aad lltMteg in tie
Excursion Veasl OolhWoa.
Baltimore, McL. Jnly a The follow
ing is a corrected ua of tbe billed, injured
and lnl'ing by the coJhMon ia the bay law
night of the Norfolk steatwa- Virginia ami
the exennwon stonner lsiaie:
Killed Mrs. Catherine Key&cr. DiJJ
Injured-Adolph Miller. faUllr, Mrv
Magdalene Roth, fatally; William C. Groo
ser Mfewfng Annie Rath, 11 year: Grace
McAllLson. 12 ymr: Willie Unas. year;
D. Hitchcock, 2S years; Luhw GrooMT, 3S7
yeary; Majjgie Elwell. 17 yearsu Mrs.
Sophie Favor, AT Teno; Mr-, Manramt
Ostereick. 0 rearK Hsary Keep, 9 years;
William Beige!, 12 years--
A MINING TOWN BURNED.
Spokane Falls. W , Jnly js Sca
day night Are t Walbuse ia the Goi r
d'Alene raisw almost ann4hilatd,Ue town.
Tbe rain i complete. Not a boataw
hansc is left ndms The total k fe
flI2.0C. on th thrs is only VfJM tumr
mace. The fire rterf at s o clock in the
Central hotel utA in to boars everyUilni
was goe up. Te tppy of wsa ia Ue
roHjrrosr 'save out itlusr tea minute work
by the Jtrefne mad to Urxru xmi left at the
mercy of the Sastes. AJMooio Datoarcto
vrw burned to death in ai brother'
Help t alrsody povrfas: to irxfm the r
roundiuz twiK Ta- barat 4atrfcc
eoeerx afcoat eight M-jics, the 2hr wrea
reached upaa the lamHtodiM aUfciaaa'
eoaxaatiag fLI3"- the rawdca pvrtiaa of
the tows The dauus retJU rw-ja-fia
tbe timber on the rrsmdia biJi.
THE FRAWCOKIA BOaWEO.
Femasmxa. Ffau. Jaly IS The -iwatf
FraaoowH. from Xww Yorfe far ia lr4
hsfore recnl -oMaace a Xoriabwr
caught lire at dayftstrt. J4y. All hoaiaj
MY SHORT LED.
THE WAR IN ARGENTINE REPUB
Complete Yieio-ry Won by (he Gov
ernment Over the Insur
The Mutineers to bo Dismissed from Utf
Service Contradictory Statements
Begardins the Situation.
Rumors of the Resignation of President
Celman The Salvadorians Gain Many
Battle from Guatemalans Terri
ble Colliery Explosion in
London, July 2). The Argentine lega
tion in London tonight received the rel
lowing telegram from Buenos Ayres, sign
ed bv Finance Minister Maroa:
"The government is completely victori
ous. The mutineers hnvo capitulated ami
will depoit their anus in the aneimL AH
the rebellious ofliccrs will bo dismissed
and separated from the service. Tha
troops will retvru to their quarter?, com
manded by local officers. The forces mobil
ized by the government nro returning in
the provincis. The iiolitical situation is
thoroughly consolidated. The city ami
the whole country are quiet "
In the hone "of commons today Sir
Jamas Ferguson, parliamentary secretary'
of the foreign office .stated that tho British
miuister at Buuno- Ayres hod sunt a cublo
dispatch to the foreign ofiico stating tlmt
I'n'Mdent Uelman natl leit ii initios Ayrus
and that negotiations letwH5n the govern
ment nnd the leaders of the revolt wero
CKLMAN (IVI0 OKDKRS.
LONDON, July 1S. The following cabin
dispatch from liueuoH Ayres doted JulySS
luw been received at tho legation of the
Argentine remiblic in this city: "An
nounce that tho insurrection it completely
subdued. The president of the republioanu
the national cabinet are giving orders from
the national government houso. The
financial minister h at libortv.
(Signed). JbA.v GAkCIA."
,-serior Garcia, the signer of tho nbovo
dispatch, in the Argentine mlnisUir of
finance. He was taken prisouor by tho
revolutionists at tho beginning of tbe out
break on Saturday.
rnB&WKST CELMAN KKSWXS.
Pakis, July tS. General Mitre, who
was formerly president of the Argentina
republic ami who has been residing hern
for some time, has nuddeuly takeu his de
parture from this city.
The Temps published a dispatch from
Buenos Avres, saying: "The lenders of
the revolutionary movement have reached
a settlement. President Celman. tho dis
patch says, has resigned and has been suc
ceeded by Vice President 1'elllgriul 0.1
president. Quiet has lieen rostorou."
LIGHT l'DNUSIIMENT FOP. IlEMELS.
London, July 23. A dispatch to tho
Times from Buenos Ayros, July 23, 7 p. m.,
says; It is rcaswrted that Uirms for a set
tlement between the govornmant and tho
revolutionary forcas have bem agreed
upon. According to thoo tho civil
ians who have tftkeu jwirt in tho
insurrection will not bo punished.
All captains of the revolutionary
forces and all officers above the gradu of
captain will be deprived of their racsk.
The artillery of the itisurrectionittts will
be Mirremlered tomorrow.
Tho iilnive dHputch is Profehlunt Cel
man's version of the situation nt Dunne
A j res. Private dispatches received Intra
from that city dated July as, M) p. m.,
state that there is no change in the ittt8
Hon and no eliance for a compromise be
tween the two factions The matter, tint
dispatch says, must be fought out.
SALVADORIANS ALWAYS VICTORIOUS.
ClTT OKMEXirO, VIA GALVKSTOJf. TcX.,
July jy. Gcronimo Poll, sgtmt of San Sal
vador, says. "In thrt eleven bHttlfMi deliv
ered to date the Halvadorin have eome
out victorious The rent of tlte Gim(oinI
hii army is fleeing in all direction Uwnl
the interior mid not a singh GtinteuMUne
soldier is left on the frontier A revohi-
t ion against Barrilbv" hm broken out hi
the eastern department. rVvmml well
known generals bond it ami tho downfall
of the present GustemaUn government It
considered more than probable. 1 inert ttan
is pleftdi&g for foreign intrvnti In hi
Nkw York. July 28. Mr Jscob Bttftt,
tbe (JuHteniabiii consul Kener&l In tkhs cty,
bus received tbe folhwinj; nttMig tsm
Minister Dbgn- of Guatemala ni MextMM
".MKItto, Jnly 2ri, ISM i.ianinma.lu. ac
cepted war provoked by EwtUi. Haw-dur-w,
NH-rtragwu and Costa ItteR gjna!
the tronty with Gi-Atenmla Ut 4en-taI
rosignntloa of Kui atI to ra-aatabllaii
local regime in tlvMior "
LOST ONE BATTLE.
Crrror Mexico, July A private
tole-p-Hin to n eomffiorcial bows m tbfa
city MMton thnt in Saturday's battle the
SafvadorhviM were dccta by the Oiati
ntabwMi mid snatAiaed a lot of txty kHll,
VO woanded and n fctrga aHnkm hi ftrW
oner. The GaMomaiaa loa wtw vary
AWFUL REPORTS OF DISASTER.
Pa, July 5 An rxpUnion ml Are
damp occurred in the Peittafcrr pit at Su
Kueene today It hi reported that ttl Mm
war killed awl thirty lnjnred.
CHOLEnA IN BAOOAO.
L0KDO5. Jnly 36. Cholira ht nmx fcl
Bavgdad jwh! vicinity sad tcnaU &tnt"iaa
tan rxtat leat the Komrt kfcewM Hjmn.it
WAMtrVQTO. July . Th UBmximg
new teOnaaWr have baa pf
la the Imima i-rriury-AlifcM. &
taw nation. Ii. Watkia. rioa J Wadarfr
ratff-pted Hajwtlpa, Crtwk nation, C. w.
Doriman. vie Y Mfipdoei. nans
In Kjum Cm. Meato eowatf. T. IMf
tK vice Lucy Fttxajanld, r aja'9wa
earie, Joflro county. . A. awia)ii,j
TJca J. Gnu, mAjrjteA.
ACCORDING TO CAUCUS
Yr'AJKEWO. JnJyie Inr3are tf
the BaderrtaiiD cd la Uw tmfmhm
ean Mnntortad caara laM nigfcl S-mmmi
Fry had a wotetom VotUy wftk Waa
member of la tamc-. mmmttt. Ik
km asreed aaooo? - tit Ml y,
Ue fcti. ot Aom. the river nad brur
bail ftfcail to taten np tor eoanMiaiiUaaaad
m-K-d to a oVteratnOB. the Urt baft
to be laid 4da umtil t to dkfwul oC
HEAVY FA1LUKE AT tNOEPNOiG.
IxtncrxxwatctL. Kan.. Jiy ia Praav
aWy to imrnt bstiun. ew kmmm la
Uu ctty oeetmat here rtwtorrdajr. 1"h
balwmv groo-ry bo 0 M J Pbmi w
taken pi4o ttf tmdor ebmtoM mmo
aaaeby the rVtC Xatawaal haati tfcte
city. A BUS fcrtr on th rl uaabhVdl
test ( P Pal wu t yn m au
f bf sb Commercial haafc at iM ttof
TV. l bsk hold afeM-t fOUMI umtMA
uh PsmU Vfatliaw. TW man ?)
id tteViWrtui fa mm. kmn. fca 4b-ta-Uj
tiler to hoary- Xttn -sera
can X. eit