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WICHITA, ESTSAS, ERIDAY MOBXENG AUGUST 1, 1890.
WHOLE KO. 1941.
NOMINATION MADE ON THE TWENTY-SECOND
A Break Made and Kept Up Until
103 Votes are Credited
A Masterly Speech of Acceptance, Pledg
ing Himself to the Interests of
Live Issues Treated with Conoiseness
The Convention the Scene of Great
est Excitement at Times.
The Defeated Candidates all Pledge an
Undivided Support-Adjournment Taken
Amid the Greatest Harmony The
Congressional Central Commit
tee Made up The Eesolu
tions in Pull The
Special alsp.itch to the Dally Eacle.
Dodge Cm", Kan., July 31. The situ
ation this morning was such that scarcely
a candidate knew where lie stood in rela
tive strength. Changes from one delega
tion to another were rumored. There were
In fact many well founded rumors about
changes. The result was that many
thought it would not take many ballots to
decide who would get the nomination.
There was much caucusing; many meet
ings, some quiet and some open. After
the balloting rlosed at midnight last night
but few warm friends of candidates and
scarcely a candidate utilized any time for
sleep. They did not refer to sleep no
more than if it had not been the custom to
take that kind of refreshment.
The rumor that H. B. Kelly would
prove to be the dark horse was watched
closely by the opposition and those not in
the combination. It was not generally es
timated that anything of the kind would
happen but it was recalled that ho had
atempted quite a speech on accepting the
chairmanship of the convention. The
speech was such that it took with a cer
tain class of delegates and that class was
the element that naturally would be the
most antagonistic to him. This it is
conceded was a clever "stab" for support
in case of a dead lock.
It was noticed this morning that A. "W.
Smith, of McPherson, was on hand. He is
not for Kelly; he is known to be for almost
any one instead of Kelly. "What he would
do was one of the many questions the
workers were figuring on. No candidate
would fail to accept his services. "While
iu doing such the McPherson delegation
would do any thing to oppose the Smith
friend, yet it was generally conceded
Smith had some influence in the conven
tion and even a straw for supporL is better
than nothing. In fact; some of the candi-
COLOXEL J. V.. IIALLOWELU
dates who were certain they were sinking
would snatch a t raw without hesitation.
An e-timate by the most careful of the
morning situation was that Hullowell,
Lewis or Edwards would bo nominated.
Fome went oil on other estimates but the
best authority, provided in the chaotic
state one authority is better than another,
showed that the candidate would be one of
The Uallowell friends fought nobly.
They were compelled to light many
things which would appear quite ridicu
lous to one knowing the situation bring
ing about Mich rumors.
SOME LIVELY SCRAMBLING.
The convention to meet at 0 o'clock
caused the few who went to bed to get up
curly and commence to hustle livelier than
e er. Shortly before the work commenced
there were many rumors of combinations.
Many of them on first glance were known
to be impossible, lc was even circulated
th it the Edwards forces were going over
to Lewis. This was known by the work
ers to be absolutely without foundation.
Htnry Booth, who had becu downed by
Edwards in Pawnee for the delegation,
had taken charge of the Lewis fight. This
n as a red rag to the Edwards forces. Had
Booth contented himself to turn around
and support Edwards, or no one, the Lewis-Edwards
combination reported would
have created much more of a sensation.
The Hubbard-Lewis deal was out and
caused some excitement. Also it was
claimed that Harvey w:is likely to leave
Lewis and with its eight votes go to
Hubbard, followed by Reno and Rice, and
a Lewis following from smaller counties.
Reno was aL-o figuring in earnest. They
felt like mating a fight and acted accord
ingly. As soon as the convention had been
called to order a delegate from Stevens
county moved each candidate be allowed
five miuutes to make a speech before the
convention. Thi- fired up the fellows who
were championing the fellows who could
not speak. They raised a howl that was
loud and long but the roll call showed $9
for and 76 against.
It was moved by, a Sumner delegate to
rescind but it would not rescind and the
Unll Mr I'll.'' t '
call of counties for candidates commenced.
THE CANDIDATES SPEAK.
Judge BotMn was the first who had
something to say about the various sub
organizations resulting from a desire on
the part of some to have an office.
C. J. Jones was for irrigation and for the
development of the southwest.
J. "W. Johnson was for pensions and ir
rigation. Billy Edwards stated that he had noth
ing to do in the speech making program
and hence had no speech, while the fellows
who had marked out the route were pre
pared. He dwelt on pensions and irriga
tion Colonel Hailowell was received with
great enthusiasm and put in many good
licks in the five minutes, giving a glance
at many topics of public interest.
The Sedgwick supporters and others did
not fail to throw their hats away, some
never to be found again.
Thomas Hubbard was next on the list.
He acknowledged having originated the
speaking scheme. He gave the plan a few
sharp knocks and then proceeded to dis
cuss the questions giving most attention
to the platform.
Colonel Lewis made a clever talk dwell
ing mostly on pensions.
The speech making ended and the roll
call was ordered, Barber county being the
first. Ed Sample as chairman said, "Hav
ing seen the horses we give 4 votes for
Colonel J. R. Hailowell." This created
some cheering as the appearance of the
candidates was fresh in the minds of all
and the comparison not wholly a bad one.
There were a few changes in favor of Hai
lowell coming from Lewis, and Harvey
county was not ready to announce its
vote when reached and came in at the last.
THE BREAK TO HALLOWELL.
Hailowell in the twenty-first ballot of
the night before showed 51 votes and with
out Harvey had 60 and when Harvey an
nounced a change of 8 votes or the entire
delegation from Lewis to Hailowell the
scene was a young national convention.
All kinds of hats, sticks, handkerchiefs
and everything loose about the opera
house even to small men were flying up
in the air. The big delegates were
throwing the little ones up in the air. In
a moment a dozen delegates were standing
on the tops of chairs trying to be heard.
It could be seen they were laboring, but
no sound could be distinguished as com
ing from them. It was known they were
on a stampede for Hailowell and were
Edwards, C. J. Jones and Botkin dele
gates. The Hailowell backers finally
enforced order to give a chance to clinch
the break away from the deadlock. The
fellows were jumping over each other to
got on the iuside before eighty-three votes
were reached. The rushing to vote, cheer
ing and general confusion lasted for fif
THE TWENTY-SECOND BALLOT.
Fina lly the changes were made, and the
vote announced as follows: Hailowell 103,
Edwards 2, Bodkin 5, C. J. Jones 3, Hub
bard 15, Lewis 13, J. "W. Jones 12, John
The announcement was followed by in
tense enthusiasm. The old time original
Hailowell friends were embracing the new
supporters, pounding each other especially
and every one else. The other fellows took
the pounding all right and it was a shout
ing camp meeting.
Colonel Hailowell at his rooms in the
Delmonico was sent for, and when the
news reached him he was in the fight as
vigorous as ever, not having taken a rest
for over two days and nights. He was
soon at the hall and the Pratt delegation,
an early hour support to the victor, as
sisted by Frank Todd, of Wichita, carried
the candidate up the hall to the stage. A
deaf man would have had little trouble in
hearing many sounds.
J. X. Brown, of Greely county, who had
supported the right man every ballot,
against much opposition to his action by
delegates in his section, was the happiest
man in Kansas.
COLONEL HALLOWELL'S ACCEPTANCE.
Colonel Hailowell, in accepting the nom
Jlr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Convention:
From the fullness of a Kansas heart ac
cept the thanks of your nominee for the
distinguished honor conferred an honor
that would laurelize one of far geater abil
ity and more extended experience. To be
chosen by the representatives of the Re
publican party of the Seventh congres
sional district of our state jus their standard-bearer
in the coming contest of ideas
and battle of ballots, to represent all the
people with their diversity of interests, all
their rights and their liberties, in the halls
of congress is a nobler insignia than the
crown of empire.
In this instance the duties of the position
are made more difficult from the long con
tinued, brilliant and useful services in be
half of the peoplo of that distingushed
soldier, jurist and public servant, who
voluntarilv retires and whose place your
candidate is to take the Hon. Samuel R.
Peters. To succeed him in this work of
itself is an honor only equaled by being
one of "the Kansas delegation." To keep
untarnished the well known integrity,
maintain the recognized strength intel
lectually and as workers, and preserve in
all respects the flattering standing of our
delegation shall be the work of my official
life, and the people shall render the ver
dict of approv.il or disapproval.
The declaration ot principles con
tained in the platform you
have adopted meet not only my hearty
approbation, but squarely do we stand on
everv plank therein contained. They are
the shrill bugle notes of true western Re
nublicanism'that shall be followed to the
letter and sounded by me in the people's
interest. Thev are the voice of free men
and the declarations of patriots, worthy
the men who have builded an empire on
these western plains. We ak nothingun
reasonable, and must have that which is to
the interests of the great west. Thegreat
est good to the greatest number is a noble
and true principle, and that is our demand.
The free coinage of silver, so as to main
tain a double metallic tundard, placing
the white metal on an equality with gold,
making the double in place of the single
standard the basis of all our circulating
medium, and hence of the great business
interests of the country, and to maintain
it with a view of aiding our enormous
producing interests, as well as insuring
larger and happier compensation to wage
earners, is a sacred duty; and the field, the
trade room, the work shop, the laborer of
all classes, the home, yea, the very re
ligion of our people, are interested and
has and shall have the most earnest work
of your representative's powers. Nothing
but absolute and positive success will
ever satisfy; and the dictates of party
caucus shall not swerve him one iota on
this or anv other economic question.
The full and complete recognition by
proper pension and other laws of the ineh
who, taking their lives in their hands
laid them upon the altar of the nation that
Washington, Jefferson, Henry, Hamilton
and their compeers founded, and offered
themselves a sacrifice for its perpetuity,
and grasped the beautiful but endangered
ensign of Christian government and stood
firm"nnderits folds, is a cardinal principle
with me. and the contest for disability
and service pension shall be waged until
all are satisfied.
The questiou of protection to American
homes and American industry is one that
appeals to our noblest -manhood. On the
one baud it is claimed that the im
port laws of our country are a
burden upon the people, and on
the other that to remove them would
be a detriment to the wage earnest of our
great manufacturing centers. Reciprocity
is growing to great popularity at this
time, when in fact it is the real founda
tion of our national strength. "We protect
the industries of the country, and build up
great non-agricultural communities, who
purchase and consume our agricultural
supplies. The language of your platform
upon this subject heartily endorse; and
the endorsement of that greatest of Ameri
can statesman, James G. Blaine, finds re
sponse in my heart fully in accord with
the feeling of the people of the state of
Kansas. B aine is a hemispheric Repub
lican. All Americans should endorse the
idea, and you will ever find me working
earnestly to this end.
The question of transportation from our
farms to the seaboard and other markets
is one of most vital importance to the peo
ple of this district: and while I have no
disposition to cripple the great Hues of
transportation thit stretch across our
prairies until each county is almost of
gridiron appearance on account of them,
yet the stockholders and managers of
these lines of road must emphatically un
derstand that while this people are willing
to pay such prices for transporting our
products to the markets as will enable
them to pay a reasonable interest upon the
actual money invested in these great lines,
we are not willing that they should
pay dividends upon stock that represents
no man's money and no man's property.
And to this end I am in favor of such
legislation as will be give to inter-state
commerce commission the right to regulate
these rates on a basis of actual cost of
these roads, and enforce their decrees as
the decrees of the highest court in the
land are enforced.
The question of prosperity of the west
ern counties of the state of Kansas, not
only of this district but of the entire west
ern" portion, to be reached through some
plan of irrigation, so as to make produc
tive the millions of acres of fertile soil
that are now idle, is a question fraught
with some difficulty, but to which I shall
lend my ability and my energies, and will
give to the western counties of this dis
trict as much care and as much earnest
labor, as though I resided in one of them.
Any practical plan that may .be offered
that will require means to carry into oper
ation shall have my most earnest efforts.
The government of the United States can
afford to expend its money lavishly to re
deem these lands by putting a flowbf water
upon them, as much as it can afford to
lavishly expend its money to prevent a
flow of water over the lands of Louisiana,
Mississippi and other states of this union.
So, my triends of the west, you need have
no fears of not being represented upon this
and all other questions.
I promise you that the campaign in be
halt of the principles of the Republican
party iu this district will be carried on
with vigor, and that every question shall
be thoroughly and intelligently presented
to the people, and that the banner of Re
publicanism shall be kejit floating; .and I
now guarantee you that at the close of the
day of election that the ballots of the free
men of this district shall record another
victory in behalf of our great principles.
Again I thank you for the honor con
ferred, trusting that each and every Re
publican will feel it incumbent upon him
to .aid in the election of your candidate
that victory may continue ours.
A LOVE FEAST INDULGED IN.
The colonel was often cheered enthusi
astically, loud and long. At the close fif
teen minutes was taken in hand shaking
According to the rule, the defeated can
didates were called out and each one re
sponded in pure Republican doctrine, and
hadjunve.friends in the coavention at tho
close than ever before. All complimented
the convention on its choice.
THE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE.
The various counties reported to the sec
retary members of the congressional com
mittee as follows:
L. M. Axline of Medicine Lodge, O. J.
Shaw of Great Bend, R. Page of Ashland,
AY". D. Miller of Coldwater, Judge Yander
est of Kinsley, Jesse Taylor of Garden
City, J. A. Annan of TJodgc City, M. E.
Hutchinson of Ulysses, James Sharp of
Cimarron, A. Goff of Havana, T. H. llorr
of Tribune, J. Stone of Syracuse, II. E.
Patterson of Anthony, T. J. Morton of
Newton, Peter Bannum of Jetmore, F.
Gray of Tranka, of J. Graham of Norwich,
C. "W. Meyer of Greensburg, T. M.
Kelly of Hartman, F. P. Sterne of Digh
tou, J. B. Durrah of McPherson, George
"W "Weily of Meade, "W. C. Buckland of
Richland, C. H. Cleming of Ness City. C.
A. Morris of Larned, James Kelly of Pratt,
F. L. Martin of Hutchinson, R. B. Shuin
mer of Lyons, II. T. Brooks of La Crosse,
S. C. Gribell of Scott City, H. L. Greyhill
of Greeley, L. Aken of Shumfield, Stafford
county; L. H. Fisher of St. John, "W. S.
Steele of Hugoton, L. F. Ferguson of "Wel
lington, B. T. Morrisou of Johnson City,
II. T. Trono of Leoti, II. L. Gordon of
"Wichita, Sedgwick county.
A resolution thanking the citizens of
Dodge City for their attention and for
many favors was passed; also a resolution
to the Globe publishiug company for
TUE GOOD WORK DONE.
The convention adjourned with some
more cheers. It was looked upon as being
one of the most enthusiastic and as having
as few wounds as any convention of the
kind ever held in the state. It was sized
up generally that the old. line
politicians in the district es
pecially and outside in the state
and some far beyond the state, had always
been pulling to down Hailowell. By
means of personal popularity and a vigor
ous fight made by best of fighting rules he
won. The Sedgwick delegation, which
some of the opponents had reported not
for Hailowell, was not long in showing it
meant business. The convention floor
work iu the hands of Judge Sluss was the
remark of all, while all other departments
were cared for by others equally as well.
THE PLATFORM IN FULL.
Owing to telegraph companies not being
able to send all the matter filed last night,
the Eagle resolutions as appearing yester
day were little more than a brief synopsis
and the platform is given in full and is as
We congratulate the Republican party
upon its great achievements m tne past,
its ever responsive attitude to the intelli
gent demand of a quickened conscience,
ns the great national nartv. born of a
higher intelligence embracing the best
tnougnt. ana uroanesi nurnamariaa im
pulses of American citizenship; a party
which has never wedded to administrative
policv, inimical to the material prosperity
and political welfare of the people. 'I he
onlv party in the nation with sufficient
independence to criticize uj lenuers, ami
the conrage to modify or change its poli
tics when such change is in the interest of
good government and the general welfare.
A partv holding protection as a priuciple
in the broadest sense of the term: protec
tion to the citizen in person, in life
and in freedom; protection to industry
as that by which the citizen
lives, adoptingsuch administrative policy
from time to time for the protection of life
and the enjoyment of freedom as the
exigencies of the time demand; holding
tariff schedules to be but administrative
policv, subject to change whenever neces
sary to conform to the new and rapidly
shifting conditions of a great and growing
After fifteen years of divided responsi
bilitv in legislation it is a matter of con
gratulation t hat the Republican party, in
full control of both houses of eongres has
moved with rapid strides in the line of a
wise and progressive policy of reformatory
legislation, the enlargement of the volume
of money, the revision of tariff schedules,
the extinguishment of" trusts hurtful to
business, making a large increase in the
pension roll by the addition of all disabled
union soldiers and sailors thereto.
2. We favor tne free and unlimited
coinage of silver, and such other legisla
tion as may be necessary to insure an in
creasing volume of currency adequate to
the growing demands of our trade and
population. And we comment the recently
enacted silver law as a long step in the
3. Believing that the national banking
system has accomplished the purpose for
which it was created, and that it can not
further subserve any useful purpose, we
favor the repeal of the national banking
4. We favor the issue of full legal tender
treasury notes in such amounts as may be
necessary for the proper transaction of the
business of the country without reference
to the whims or demands of those who de
sire to control the financial affairs of the
nation for purely speculative purposes.
5. We favor such adjustment and re
duction of tariff schedules as shall best
subserve the varied interests of a great
nation keeping in view as matter of first
importance the prosperity of agriculture,
our greatest industry, so adjusting the
rates ot duty that the best markets may
be opened to the staple products of our
soil. And in view of the steady shrinkage
in value of such staples, we favor such re
duction of duties as shall, without
crippling our industries, cheapen the
products of iactory and shop in a Tatio
with cheapened farm products.
6. We commend the administration of
President Harrison, and endorse to the
fullest extent the principle of reciprocity
in our commercial relations with other
nations of America so ably advocated-by
Hon. James G. Blaine. We believe
that the broad and comprehensive
American policy outlined by that
distinguished Republican statesman is
equally calculated to develope the resources
and expand the trade of our country and
to dignify American statesmanship in the
eyes of the world.
7. We also recognize the growth of the
mutal interests of the western and south
ern states of this union, and we believe
that the policy suggested by Senator John
J. Ingalls looking to closer relations be
tween these two great sections of our
cobntry is wise and timely aud should be
upheld and encouraged regardless of past
S. We favor such legislation as will
effectually prevent the organization and
maintainance of trusts and combines for
fiurposes of speculation in the products of
abor or tho necessaries of life or in the
transportation of the sanies.
9. We demand that congress shall
pass such laws as shall effectually
prevent dealing in futures in any
agricultural or mechanical productions,
preserving such a stringent system of
procedure in trials as shall secure prompt
conviction aud imposing such penalties as
shall secure the most perfect compliance
with the law.
10. Without seeking in the smallest de
gree to cripple the great transportation
lines of the country we nevertheless de
mand that all charges for transportation
of food products be reduced to such a basis
as will pay a reasonable rate of interest
upon the capital actually invested in such
lines but no more. We insist that the pro
ducer not less than the transmitter is en
titled to an honest livelihood, and we de
mand of congress stringent legislation for
the regulation of freight charges upon
all interstate traffic, and pro
viding for tho prompt " aud
vigorous enforcement of all decrees
of the interstate commerce commission
pursuant thereto, aud such legislation as
will preveut the watering of the stock of
railroad and other corporate companies.
11. We commend the Republicans in
the present congress for the passage of the
disability pension bill, and declare it the
duty of the coming congress to pass a
further bill providing for a just and
equitable system of service pensious. We
declare that justice and patriotism alike
demaud this at the hands of a great and
prosperous people and we are utterly
opposed to the theory that this ace of
justice should be postponed until most, of
the old heroes who saved this nation are
12. We favor the immediate passage by
congress of a law giving to the states of
this country the police power of regulat
ing and controlling the sale of intoxicat
ing liquors within their limits.
13. We favor a nationa.1 bankruptcy
lew as a matter of vital interest to the
west and declare that it is the duty ot
congress to act favorably upon the pend
ingliill all the earliest practicable date.
14. AVe favor the development of the
means of irrigation in aid of agriculture
as a means of vital importance to the peo
ple of western Kansas and urge upon con
gress prompt and liberal treatment of this
15. Believing that an ignorant or sup
pressed ballot means the decadence of
American liberty, we demand that every
effort which a wise people can devise be
made to protect the purity and freedom of
the ballot box and the enactment of such
laws as will insure to every voter the
right to have his ballot fearlessly cast and
16. We congratulate the Republican
majority in the house of representatives
upon the adoption of a common sense code
of rules whereby the business of the peo
ple can be transacted and the obstructive
tactics of the Democracy relegated to
17. We favor a deep harbor upon the
gulf anil urge the house of representatives
to pass the senate bill providing therefore
IS. We congratulate our senators and
members of congress upon the bold and
patriotic stand they have taken upon
finnncial and other questions of special
importance to the west, and. we
hereby absolve the nominee of this
convention from the dictation of
partv caucus upon all economic
issues. We bid him enter the
halls of congress a free man to battle for
the material and business interests as well
a, the moral and political welfare of this
" 19. We heartilv endorse the Republi
can suite administration of Kansas as
firm, clean, economical and in the best in
terests of the producer.
The practical statesmanship of Senator
Preston B. Plumb, and especially his re
cent brilliant fight iu the senate for free
coinage of silver commends itself to the
admiration and approval of every citizen
That in Senator John J. Ingalls the Re
publican party of the st3te and nation has
one of its most brilliant leaders. That in
our senior senator we especially recognize
a fearless champion of the old soldiers and
nf trnp. Rpnnhlicanism against bourbon
Democracv and heartily favor his re-elec
tion to the position he now so ntly occupies
and so eminently adorns.
2a We congratulate our jiistinguished
representative, Honorable S. R. Peters,
upon the honorable position he has at
tained in the congress of the nation and
fuilv recognize his faithful and laborious
service in behalf of his constituents and
for the good of the country at large, and
upon his voluntary retirement from public
J life we assure him" of our unqualified ap
i proval of his public acts, our high esteem
i lor him as a citizeu,our pride in his career
i as our representative and oar wish for his
future liappinsss and succe&s ux pnvaxe
THE FIRST GUN.
Special DtFP&tek to the DoOr SUste-
NEWTON, Kan., July 3L As the tram
accommodating the delegates to the Re
publican coaventioa at Dvdge City was
slowing up in the depot this evening the
first gua of the campaign was firwL A
large crowd was in waiting. The Pawnee
( Coyote dub furnished some music, while
j speeches were made by Colonel Hailowell,
Joe Adv. Tbco Botkin and Rudolph Hat
j fiehL Harvev county wa thanked rao;
j kiodlv bv Mr! Hatfield for having sp
j ported the Sedgwick candidate and the
Lcrowd catered enthusiastically.
MR. PLUMB CDTS A SLICE FOR THE
The Present Rate of Dnty on Castor
Oil Adopted by the
Tie Senator Will Get What He Can for
His People Kansas' Castor Bean
Mr. Blaine Announces that at the Present
Bate the Bill Will be Completed De
cember 20-The House Disagrees to
the Senate Irrigation Amend
Washington, July 31. Under the new
order for the dispatch of business, the
senate met at 10 a. in. There were, how
ever, not more than ten senators present
during the prayer. The roll was called
and thirty-two senators answeredto their
names eleven less than a quorum where
upon the sergeant-at-arms was directed to
request the attendance of absent senators.
Bv 10:20 a quorum had appeared.
The conference report on the District of
Columbia appropriation bill was taken
up, discussed for an hour and a half,
(chiefly on the subject of the street rail
roads and their short comings), and agreed
The tariff bill was then taken up and its
reading by paragraphs was continued, be
ginning at paragraph 83, page 0, the
article being extracts of licorice and the
amendment reported from the finance
committee, being to reduce the rate ou the
house bill from 0 to 5 cents a pound.
Mr. McPherson moved to make the rate
4 cents a pouud, which would be, he said,
equal to an ad valorem rate of G per cent,
the Price Current showing that the New
York price was G cents a pound. The
amendment was disagreed to by the usual
party vote yeas 19, nays 27. The com
mittee amendment was then agreed to,
making the duty 5 cents a pound.
Mr. McPherson moved to reduce the
duty on castor oil from 50 cents to 25 cents
per gallon and said the former rate was
equivalent to 125 per cent ad valorem. Dis
Mr. Plumb moved to increase the rate to
80 cents per gallon (present duty). He
said that one-third of the entire castor oil
bean crop of the-country was produced in
Kansas. He was willing to forego that
rate of duty if the farmers of Kansas were
permitted to buy the other drugs they
ii'-ed at a corresponding reduction of duty.
He wanted to get out of the bill what he
could get ont of it for his own people. The
amendment was agreed to.
Paragraph 47, relating to opium, was
amended (as recommended by the finance
committee) by making it read "Opium
containing less than 9 per ceut of mor
phine, and opium prepared for smoking,
12 per pound," instead of S10, as in the
house bill, although Mr. Sherman sug
gested that the high rate of duty would
probably encourage the smuggling of
opium on the Pacific coast.
Pour pages of the bill having been thus
disposed ot today, the senate adjourned,
after a statement by Mr. Blair that, by a
calculation which he had made, the bill
would be disposed of at the present rate of
progress by the 20th of next December.
The House Rejects the Senate Irrigation
Washington, July 31. Mr. Oates, of
Alabama, rising to a question of privilege
offered a resolution for the investigation
of the charges of corruption against mem
bers of the house contained in a recent edi
torial in the National Economist.
After considerable discussion in which
Messrs. Oates, Cannon, Grosvenor, Noves
and Peters joined, the speaker ruled that
the question was not a privileged one. In
doing so he said that the newspaper edi
torial was of the vaguest character. It
made no .assertion except by inference. It
made no statement upon which to predi
cate a conviction. It was within tho
knowledge of every member that para
graphs of this character were floating
around in newspapers of the country. The
house could see the inconvenieuce which
would result to the business of the house
if every member had the right in the pro
duction of a paragraph like this to de
mand an investigation.
The house went into committee of the
whole (Mr. Allen, of Michigan, in the
chair) on the senate amendments to the
sundry civil bill.
The entire afternoon was consumed
discussion of the senate irrigation amend
ment. Many amendments were proposed
to this amendment, but the ultimate re
sult was that the senate amendment was
The committee then arose and reported
the bill to the house. Without disposing
of the bill, the house adjourned.
OITEBS OP SILVER.
The Treasury Will Receive Them on and
After the 13th.
Washington, July 31. The treasury
department has taken thefirst step toward
giving effect to the last silver act by the
preparation of the following circular,
which will be issued tomorrow:
Washington, D. C, August 1, 1500.
On and after tne 13th int, offers for the
sale of silver bullion, in lots of not less
than ten thousand f 10.000) ounces and its
delivery free of expense to the government
at anv specified coinage mint of the United
States. will be received, either
by telegraph or letter, for considera
tion at 12 o'clock, on Mondays,
We 'nesdays and Fridays of each week, ex
cept when" these days fall on legal holidays.
All bids will be addressed to the director
of the mint, treasury department, Wash
ington, will state the quantity offered Sn
fine ounces, the price per fine ounce, and
the mint at which the bullion is to be de
livered. Bidders will be notified b telesrrapn of
the acceptance or rejection of their offer.
The right to reject any or all bids is re
served, and also to accept any portion of
an amount offered instead ol the whole.
The delivery or purchase must be com
pleted within ten days after theaoccpt-
iinro rt the ntFerv Pavment Will be made
by draft on an assistant treasurer of the
i United States, payable in treasury notes.
When bars Dear the stamp ot wen kjjowb
refineries, such approximate value will be
paid, pending melt and asay as may Le
regarded as fsle and proper When the
bullion purchased is ot snch character to
require paning or refining, the usual mini
charges for these operations will be paid
bv the seller. No bars weighing over
twelve hundred 130O ounces will be re
ceived. No silver coin, except uncKrreot
and mutilated coins of the Ueited State
will be received on account ot parchas.
WlLUAJt WisbOM, Secretary.
MORE POWER WANTED.
WASHJXGTOS. July JU An executive
communication front Secretary NoWe was
nw;rl bv congress calling attention to
I the lack of power of the Oklahoma tows
i vite trustees to i-oe yabpcwsa for ibe afc-
iTun of vntntz-pes before the board.
1 Accosjpanjiefc-thc coajzattnieatten l a
letter from Assistant Attorney General
Shields, stating that under the Oklahoma
town site laws no such power is conferred,
nor is there any provision in the United
States statutesby which witnesses may be
subpoenaed or compelled to attend.
Iu accordance with these suggestions a
bill has been introduced, authorizing the
boards of town site trustees to subpoena
witnesses, who shall be entitled to the
same fees as witnesses before the district
courts of the territory of Oklahoma. Iu
any case where a witness fails or refuses
to obev a subpoena, or where a witness be
fore a "board refuses to answer proper and
legal questions, the fact shall te certified
to the nearest district court and the wit
ness shall be held for contempt.
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
Washington, July 31. The following
pensions were granted Kansans: Orignal
Robinson E. Speer. Ottawa; W. Buford,
Leavenworth; Sam H. Hancock. Coolidge;
Heufy Lodge, Erie: Thomas M. Elliott,
Cofieyville; John G. Kobinson, Peoria;
William D. Morrison, Manhattan; Samuel
Cornell. Bunker Hill: George D. Gardner,
Lane; Luther M. Tuttle. Salina; D. O
Collins. Berlin; Benjamin Rickards. Strong
Citv; David Albright, Saunders; William
Wise. Somerset; "Robert Wilson, Lees
burgh: Phillip Johnston, Seabrook;
Thomas Stephenson, Pleasauton; Nathan
M. Purveance. Khusas City: Jerome Yeck,
Marion: Edward W. Gilbert, St. John;
John Gales, Pleasant Plains. Original,
widows, etc. Levi, father of William
Starks, Minneapolis; Susan D., widow of
Matthew W. Tanner, Wichita.
Washington, July 31. Tho through
registered pouch exchange in operation
between Kansas City, Mo., and Kiowa,
Kan., will hereafter be dispatched via the
Kansas Citv and Kiowa railway postofiice,
leaving Kansas City at 9:30 a. m. and
Kiawa at i5 a. m. The exchange of river
registered sacks between Fort Scott, Kan.,
and St. Louis. Mo., will hereafter be dis
prtched via the St. Louis and Kansas City
railway postofiice, leaving St. Louis at bs.H)
p. m.. and from Fort Scott at 7:Jo p. m. via
the Pleasant Hill and Genesco railway
post office. At Pleasant Hill the transfer
of sacks and exchange of receipts will Ihj
direct between railway postal clerks both
The following Kansas points have been
discontinued, to take effect July .'51: Pop
Corn, Osage county, mail to Burlingame;
Tell, Dickinson comity, mail to Junction
THE LAND FORFEITURE AGREEMENT.
Washington, July 31. The couferces on
tt l:..id grant forfeiture bill have about
come to an agreement upon the measure.
It is un lerstood that the measure agreed
upon provides for an absolute forfeiture of
the 1. id described in the act. The section
of the house bill looking to further for
feit xe of-land is said to have been strick
Washington, July . -The following
new postmasters have U.eu appointed
in Kansas: Berwick, Nemaha county. I).
O. Forte, vue W. C. Buck, resigned. Tis
dale, Cowley county, D. Smith, vice J. M.
A Conglomeration of Third Partyites in
Lansing, Mich., July 31 There were
more thnu 200 delegntes present when the
Union, Labor-Greenback-Farmers' Alli
ance convention was callu s to order this
forenoon. Dr. D. B. Doming, of Tuscola,
was made chairman and a list of standing
committees selected. The convention
then adjourned until afternoon.
Upon the re-assembling of the conven
tion, this afternoon, the committee on
resolutions presented their report
and the platform was unanimously
adopted. It arraigns' the Re
pablicau and Democratic parties
tor their criminal and negligent abuse of
power entrusted to their leaders since the
clae of the civil war and believe the time
has arrived when all lovers of reforms
should make themselves heard and felt. It
demands nlxfiition of the national banks
and substitution of legal tender treasury
notes in lieu of national bank notes issued
in sufficient volume to do tho
country on the cash system; that
all money shall le legal tondfr in
payment of all debts both public and pri
vate, demands tree- and unlimited coinage
of silver; that taxation both national and
state shall be used to build up one interest
of class at the expense of another. Elec
tion of president of the United States and
United States senators by direct vote and
the reduction of salaries of all public of
ficers to a strict economical basi.
Tho following ticket was nominated:
For governor, Eugene H. Belden; Uouten
ant governor, John M. McGregor, secre
tary of state, W. E Adams; state treas
urer, Henry E. Black.
The resolution of a service pension to
every honorably discharged soldier was re
jected. A resolution in favor of woman
suffrage was reported adversely from the
committee, but after a long and ome
what heated discussion it was addwl to
the platform. The prohibition plank.
liquor traffic as it now exists," was nbK
adversely reported and canned consider
able discussion and was nnaiiy over
whelmingly rejected, and the convention
THE "CHAMPION" FOR FREE TRADE.
Atchison, Kan., July 31. The daily
Champion, which for thirty j'ean has been
an active defender of protection, coinos
out this morning squarely for free trade.
While still maintaining ita Republican
principles, it says that the west has no
use for protection. The weatern fanner
has no interest whatever in a protecUre
tariff. His interest He in the direction of
free trade and of access to all market
wherever his products may be in demand.
NORTH DAKOTA REPUBLICAN TICKET
Grand Forks, N. D., July SI. In the
Republican state convention vhi morning
John P. Bray, of Grand Fork, was re
nominated for auditor; L. K Booker, of
Pembina, for treasurer, and John Finite
for secretary of state; C. A. M. Spencer, of
Walsh county, was nominated for attorney
The LegkaatGre Saaetioos the Imbs m
SrjKSOFlELD. HI.. Jnly . The prop-avd
constitatfooal amendment providiag or
the iae of gtMIMQ in bond ur the cfey
The obnoxious words. "If t all. in th
T.-itA that ik hnivta hhonkf I- raw! tar
tK ritr nf rhiraxro and not br the otate a'
iiiu o'e'v . ----- , -. - ---..- -
This snakes th
large, were stnefcen out
constitutional amendment n-ecara, a ti.-
Joint resolution can b - rigaod by the hot
ernorin time for its pabltcadou before
The bill it paw-d the hoc v: today,
was amended h aa to provide that egni
bonrs ball eons?itnte a day's work tor ail
laborer ensncd in the coastrscttoB ot
buikiiasrs. c Any violation of the mo
tion is pnaihaWe by a fine of HjDCa The
senate is alaKX Aoitdly opp&ed to thi
jwrction on the grooad that ic is special
lcgtdauoa &nd nncofttitotiotw.L
PHILADELPHIA CLOAK MAKERS WIN.
PHILAWOJPHtA, Pa.. Jnly 01 After he
i3X ont for fourteen week the mfc (
the cloak makers here ba. nded in a
victory " laboring m. The arrangs
men: made by the maauiacinrr are that
they will employ only union own anddK
charge non-anton rae At prweot is
employ. On the other hand, th "?"
sen wnn &atrtt u de te zom&ftz
.,- , v I he eV
0ft Am) BY JEALOUSY.
A Disappointed Lover Shoots Bos Sweet
heart and rTimsfflf.
LonsviLLE, Ky., July 3L A sensational
shooting took place in the eastern portion
of this city this morning. Peter McCrary
until recently night watchman at St,
Louis cemeterv shot and mortally
wouuded Annie Stockin. a prettv servant
girl employed at the bouse of Mr. Hebb
tWClay street. McCrary. it is said, met
the gifl two years ago when she was em
ployed at the cemetery in some connection,
she Is a handsome blonde and ho was very
devoted in his attentions to her, calling,
upon her frequently and regularly.
Last night he took her out for a walk.
He called again at 9 o'clock thia
morning. The gitl was afraid
of McCrary and though sho
did not love him, had refused to tell him
to stop waiting on her, as advised by her
friends. McCrarv was very jealous of Pat
Mullnney, an old sweetheart of Annie,
This morning, after a few moments' con
versation with the girl, he pulled a pistol
and shot her through the head. The ball
entered bemd the right ear and passed out
below the left jaw. Shots conscious but
can not possibly live. After shooting hor
McCrary attempted twice to tako his owu
life. The first ball grazed the skull, the
second knocked out his teeth, tearing
away his liixs and part of the jaw. He was
not seriously hurt, however, and will live.
It seems the girl refused to marry him and
said she was going to resume her intimacy
with her former lover. Pat Mullaney. Mo
Crary was imprisoned.
ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION BY
Trinidad. Col , July 3L The Santa
Fe train from the south due hero at HWfi
last night, was held up by four men tbreo
miles south of Trinidad. One man stojt
ped tho train with a red l.tutorn and as it
stopped three men. stepped up to the cab
and began firing at the engineer, .nhooting
him twice through the hand arid wrist.
Tho fireman. William Hall, has asovero
wound in tho head. The engineer put on
steam and ran the train to Trinidad and
on to I-i Junta. The wounded firumnn U
at tho Grand Union hotel. Tho shooting
began without a word of warning. Th
engineer and fireman were given no show
for their lives. Olllcers are scouring tho
BLOOD HOUNDS ON THK TRAIL,
Denver, Col., July 31. A Trinidad
special says bloodhounds were put ou tint
trail of th'e men who attempted to rob tho
Santa Fo train last night and aftor sevoral
hours wandering through the mountains,
returned to the city. Tho polieo ushers
time afterwards arrested four man. who
give the names of Kd. Carroll, Ed. .Mc
Carthy, Thomas Higgins and D. 1. Gold,
all of of whom have records iu tho poltae
statute as hard characters. They wiru
arraigned this morning and their trial st
for Saturday. Under W.OCM buuds all
went to jail.
KILLED HIS WIFE AND SUICIDED.
MECHANlcsuunG, Pa., July HI. Jorl
miah Miller, a wood chopper, living in a
lonely log cabin on North mountain night
miles northeast of here, shot and mortally
wounded his wife yesterday then klllluji
BIG ROBBERY OF STAMPS.
Newport, It. I., July L A. big robbery
of M0.000 worth of stamps from tho post.
office was discovered between 12 and 1
o'clock this morning.
A SECOND CHOP.
Farmers May Save Themselves from Low
by Planting One,
TOPEKA, Kan., July 81. Hon. Marrfn
Mohler, secretary of tho state board of
agriculture, has just returnee! from
Osborne countv aud the northwestern part
of tho statu and brings gloomy reports of
the crop proHpecij. The weather linn been
very hot for fHSVeral days aud notwith
standing tho heav rain of Itutt weok, tho
ground is again badly in need of motatura.
In sonin places the corn crop would be a
totnt failure anyway and tlm farniorsUro
now cutting it to secure the foddwr.
Mr. Mohler has great confidotico in thn
success of a swcoimi crop of corn planted
now and is preparing a circular to be is
sued soon urging the fanners to mivethwn
selvcs from total lo by planting a imoml
crop of corn, millet or enno. Ifa find
many fanners are uiiabl" to buy wd awl
thinks the moneyed men of evarymi
muuity nhould aid them in eurtng wsd
wheat this fall. Otherwise thr will Us
much suffering and low in tb wnrtaru
part of tho state.
WESTERN RATES MATTERS.
Chicago, 111.. July 31. The Wrn
Freight asMciatlou held u UKtoUax hr to
ihiy. The report of Um npocial oummiUtm
in favor of advancing rales on caUkn,
sheep, hog and pckiug houiw prod net
from nUiwwirn MUMmrl point to CW
cago which wa adopted voaterdny after
noon on condition that the ral
on lumber and kH were in
creased and tlioi on grain redncd, re
mains in statu quo as th grain rates
were taken up this morning. J l wu eV
cided tlmt thT ahouM lx tlxml hr a Mat
conference of tint weHrn trvfxht Iumm
with the tnui-Miurl lines, wheh will
I? held in tlj Itookwy ImiUUng tomrmw
morning at 10 o'clock. The adjMiineot of
the diffionltie in regard to lr,mlwr r4
was made by jmtti;r the rat on wW
ptne at 1 cent pr hnndred wefctnt l
tween Chicago awl the MmmhiH river,
white that on yellow pine from t mmiU
was put at cent. Thkn in now a
of a concetwton to yellow ptaea the vnrtA
ern roads bad hoped to rf-cftlve.
BLYTHEWtLL CONTEST ENOED.
Pax Fraxckoo. Cat. Jnly L Tk
ceiebrattrt! Birth will content wklcfc
lxgan July 15. ISftP, and proKreMod Uuly
ff over a year, ended to-lay in Judpi
;oKe rendWing a -roiumf mm ri'jdween M
favor of Fkorenc V . ilkaUwnM child
Thoma If Ulythe. th oWmwrfi miOiow
aire, awarding: her th boUt of the vasta
of a total of ahont 4.0(JO,U
Florence iUythe. heiraw. U the daagfcter
of Thomaoi ilnry Hiytbe awl JnJia Ferry,
whoa )lytfa! met in Ixwdon hi t&K ml
who af trward married Joopn Aberefc.
I!i little i known ef Iilyt W anteee-Ut-atH.
He left Liverpool on the Eiemner
Anteiope in IbVi and arrived in Vbfe cfey
the xaiae year. Hi karmfl whi leenrr
he had in the pt5rcne of a hkek et laenl
xtoor in the hart of the bei giirtt nf
tho city, and the ran and tocveaM ml
value thereof made him woafefcjr. I
died in lt&.
' KasaCitT. 3., JnJy IL--rtW
TMlefcan ran TSrtOOW Dans ' ' mm M u
Kan Mates vmrnt the
hot rrimmmmi lite
4 three day hare marwtUr ""4
i ii-r imr cotkduiuo, t4 ere In that
.Mi-i of lae KiU Th rnd ?
rooksd com even vaUl W aVrinn wfft
oi yield a wfc r TM mUUUu
nre-raik aions the Mwort Pte Um
Concordia to the we UerT. Kc
of Coeeurdta Ux a bodrd Malta the rfanl.
of corn anr, nneVr bwoMt commie nn,
snTrnfr to 1 er per cent of Wet Tear
crop. Front this point . u Axehfeon,
thVrrop will t- roes 4lJoM wr cent of
At ?' ytrfct n the rainfall coettane
Moderate In the dry Bf-3 of the e.
the hot wind hae afco wtrnt wp the zsm
m that the ytfi of hay will he very tew.
BJ SAILORS' STRIKE IM VIEW.
Cxjcauo. III. July L An Un
aoa ym&vr mwc Toterrow aom
ims vnu lJMeipra "'
strike JTtij; ererjr sfeh
craft on the hike j"en- TV; jnof injgfo
trtfcs dnvr to a eVjaoaotf on tn. of ofcs
uxmw'i ttin imr inn lenirwiil r nMaK
Kkai. Jitegf lam i a mt
i rank of fsla o8 he tnoohV-r