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YOL. Xin, ST0. 68.
WICHITA, KANSAS, TTEDXESDAY MORNING AUGUST 6, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 1945.
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NOT FOR TI YOTES.
KO POLITICS IN THE KITTERI
3STAYI YARD INCREASE.
The Workmen Would Not be Elig
ible to Vote for Speaker
Mr. MoKinley Offers a Resolution Asking
the Cause of the Increase Sharp
The Report of the Committee - Unseating
Mr. Breckinridge Presented to the
House Mr. Berry Talks on the
Tariff Mr. Plumb Votes for
More Reductions Items.
"v7AsniKGT0K, August 5. After the read
ing of the journal Mr. Bingham, of Penn
sylvania, moved to lay on the table the
motion (which has been pending for .some
time) to reconsider the vote by which the
house passed the bill to grant leave of ab
fceiiccs to clerks in first and second class
The motion to reconsider was tabled
yeas 13, nays 00.
Mr. McKinley, of Q)to, from the com
mittee on rules reported as a substitute for
the Cummings resolution u resolution
asking tlie secretary of the navy for the
reason for the increase of the force at the
Kitterv navy yard.
Mr. Cummings addressed the house. The
committee on rules had reported as a sub
stitute for his resolution a resolution
which referred i he whole offense to the
offender himself, the secretary of the navy.
The answer of the secretary would be sent
to the committee on naval affairs, the
chairman of which, in an interview in a
New York paper, had characterized ly
(Mr. Cummings') resolution as the nost
perfect rot imaginable and stated that
when the report came in that woiifl ,Q au
end of the matter.
Mr. Boutelle, of Maine, sa that he felt
like making an apology ' or nnsweriiig the
remarkable demonstr; that i,a(fbeen
made by the gentleau from Xew York.
The gentleman r llis Senrch for sensations
had worked lr mself up to a high state of
excitement ovcr tjie fact tj,.lt tjie secretary
of the iT Vintl nwtllv nn-sessed the
ial?llood ' to obey the mandatory
rncrions of the congress of the
mied States. In the remarks made
'ind in the newspaper comments, there
Was a strong implication that somebody
'had the idea that in Maine and New
Hampshire there was a purpose to practice
the colouration method. He suggested to
the gentleman from New York that
though the elections generally were held
hi 'November, the congressional election
in Maine was held in September, so that
Xf-there were 10,000 men whether clad in
buckram or not transported to the lot
tery yard, under the certificate o?the sec
rotary of the navy, not one of them could
ore lor Thomas Brackett Reed, or the
rcprcscntat ive from New Hampshire ap
plause on the Republican side. The con
stitution of Maine provided that every
votr should have a legal residence of
three mouths at the place where he was
lo vote. In justice to his colleague,
I he speaker, he only desired to say after
he feeling the gentleman from New York
bad piled up in his own bosom over the
alleged packing of the Kittery yard in the
interest of Mr. Reed, that the greatest ma
jority ever cast for Thonia- B. Reed -ttas
ii l'J2 oer his Democratic opponent and
1,G round majority in 1S:S, when the
nnvv yard had been packed by a Demo
cratic adniinist ration. Loud applause on
'1 he resolution was then adopted yeas
121. nay.s 7.s.
Mr. Laccy, of Iowa, submitted the ma
jority report on the Clayton-Breckinridge
election case. The report, which declares
I he "-eat vacant, was ordered printed and
The house then went into committee of
the whole, Mr. Mason, of Illinois, in the
chair, on the general deficiency bill. With
out disposing of the bill the committee
rose and the house adjourned.
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
"Washington, August 5. The following
pensions were issued to Kausans: Origin
al -Georce D. Roon, Chctona; James .
H'qson, Bronson; Charles E. Hazlehuit,
Augusta: .lames L. Forgey. Ottawa;
Charles II. Graham, Urich; James C.
Hughes. Chico: Edward Furman. Hajs
CiU: William II. Harvey, Nov, City; Al
bert W. Beacham, Irving; Elijah C. Hew
itt. Partridge; Thomas E. Furst, Fort
Scott; John 11. Brown, Quinler; Allan K.
Baxham, Wilkinson; Andrew Blackbourn,
Dell. Phillip Erion, Xickerson. Increase
- Albert Dickens, Bendena; George W.
Bivin, Olpe. John E. Allison. Newton. Re
issue Martin C. Granaliun, Valley Center;
John E. Nagle, Liuwood: Thomas A Kirk,
Koxedale: Lewis U. Bucket t, Bainbridge;
John Fre holt.. Atchison: James C. Dav
is. Cottonw. od Falls. Reissue and in
creaseElijah R. Fisher. Beloit; Charles
A. Hiddledale, Miltonvalc.
DOWN TO METALS.
Senate Progresses a Step
Washixgtox. August 5. The senate
met at 10 u m and immediately proceeded
to the consideration of the mriff bill, the
ponding item being paragraph 107, page 19,
1 Cvliiuler and crown glass polished."
Mr. Berry addressed the senate on the
general subject of tariff legislation. He
could not heln but sympathize with the
senator from lvansiis (Mr Plumb) aud the
people whom he TOpresentcd in the present
routesL He trusted that the people of that
Mate would see how disregardful of their
interests the eastern suites were a d that
would teach them to have a more kindly
feeiin" for their brethren of the south,
"vho were, like them, to be sufferers
vrdcr the pending bill, and who
were to receive no beuefit whatever
from it. He denounces the bill as a bill of
f Use pretensions, sailing under false colors
and neither houest ou its face nor in its
purpose. It professed to reduce taxes, but
it increased taxes.
Air AVilson, of Iowa, replied to Mr.
Berrv. He read for Mr. Berry's informa
tion an article from the Fort Dodge, (la.,)
Messenger, contrasting the condition ot
the fanner and workingman now and ten
e.rs ago. and showing the great reduc
tion that has taken place m prices of
household aud agricultural implements
and of necessary commodities within that
decade. The general summing up of the
article was that never in human history
would a day's labor purclnise as much as it
The discission continued for a long
time and at its close an amendment offered
by Mr. McPhersou to paragraph 100 as to
sizes of window glass was accepted by Mr.
Aldriuh ami as agreed to.
Paragraph 110 referred to "cast polished
plate glas, silver and looking-glass
plates.' Mr Veat moved to reduce the
rate on the lowest size from 6 to 4 cents
per square foot on the ground that this
German looking glass was used in cheap
furniture and not produced in this coun-
The vote on Mr. Vest's amendment was
taken bv the yeas and nays. The amend
ment was rejected yeas 17, nays 2S. Mr.
Plumb was the only Republican voting
with the Democrats.
On the next three paragraphs (113, 114
and Up) referring to spectacles, the finance
committee recommended an amendment
t-o substitute for the mixed rates, fixed by
the house and increasing the existing
rates very largely, a uniform rate of 60 per
cent ad valorem,
Mr. AlcPherson moved to reduce the
rate to 40 per cent. Rejected yeas 17,
nays 29, Mr. Plumb voting with his own
The committee amendments were
The marble and stone schedule was
passed practically as it came from the
The senate then came to schedule C,
metals and manufactures of." Paragraph
127 putting a duty of 75 cents per ton on
iron ore was discussed at some length.
Mr. Morgan moved to insert after the
words "iron ore," the words "containing
more than one tenth of 1 per cent of phos
phorus and phosphoric acid."
yithoufc voting on the motion the senate
PETITIONS FROM KANSAS.
"Washington, August 5. Some of the
constituents of the Kansas members of
congress have introduced a new style of
petition. It is a postal card, upon which
is printed a variety of Avants and to each
card is signed the name of only one peti
tioner. Sever.il hundred of these cards
have been received, and thev are coming in
every mail, indicating that the Kansas
yearning after more legislation "has
broken out in a fresh spot." The petition
is addressed to the congress of the United
States, and this is what it says:
"You gave to the money power of the
world the control of the finances of our
country, which has enabled them to absorb
the profits of labor, unsettle the value of
property, and has Drought the wealth pro
ducers to a degree of destitution in a few
years unparalleled in the history of the
world. Such total abandonment to
schemes of robbery by legislation is but
little less than treason, and the perpetra
tors of the.se wrongs on the people should
be denied a home on American soil.
"The following measure ot relief to the
industrial classes and justice to old sol
diers must be granted:
"1. No more bond issues.
"2. Free and unlimited coinage of sil
ver. "3. On the retirement of national bank
currency legal tender United States notes
to be issued in lieu thereof.
"4. The government to loan money di
rect to the people on landed security, at
actual cost of placing the loan.
"5. The passage of senate pension bill
No. 1094 (service pension), introduced by
CATTLEMEN WANT MORE TIME.
Washixgtox, August 5. Ex-Congressman
Warner is here on business before the
department of the interior. It is under
stood that he will ask for an extension of
the time given the cattlemen to remove
their herds from the Cherokee strip, in the
Indian territory. The continued dry
weather and consequent shortening of the
grass has left the cattle in extremely bad
condition, and it is feared they will not be
fit for market by October 1, the time fixed
for the execution of the order of removal.
The cattlemen ask that they be allowed
until December 1 to make the removal,
especially as there is an outbreak of Texas
fever in southern Kansas, and it will not
be safe to move the herds northward until
winter. It is very probable that these rea
sons will be deemed sufficient to grant the
request of the cattlemen, although the
matter has not yet been formally presented
to Secretary Noble.
ADVERSE TO BRECKINRIDGE.
"Washixgtox, August 5. It took just
ten minutes this morning for the house
committee on elections to adopt the report
drawn up by Mr. Lacey, declaring that
Representative Breckinridge was not
elected from the Second district of Arkan
sas. This would have been done last week
but the Democratic members did not attend
the called meetings and no quorum was
obtained. By means of telegraphic notices
however, a full attendance of Republican
members was obtained this morning and
t he report was adopted with but a single
dissenting vote against it. that of Repre
sentative Maish, the only Democrat pres
Washixgtox, August 5. The official
count by the census bureau show the popu
lation of the city of Philadelphia to be
1,044,S94. This is an increase during the
last ten years of 197,724 or 23.21 per cent.
ONE KANSAS POSTMASTER.
Washixgtox, August 3. J. M. Pletscher
has been appointed postmaster at Buhler.
Reno county, vice F. F. Toeys, resigned.
THE WEEK'S CLEARINGS.
A Good Increase Shown by the Principal
BOSTOX, Mass., August 4. The following
table compiled from dispatches from the
managers of the leading clearing houses of
the United Suites shows the gross ex
changes for the week ending August 2,
1S90, with rates per cent of increase or de
crease, as compared with the correspond
ing week in ISS'J:
Cities. Amount. Inc. Dec
Xcw York j..j0.CIi lo.2i
Chicago ii-'i-l il l c'i
Phllmlelphta SP.1?-45! - 5-S
ht. Louis V3,WU7S' 2?-2
San Francisco lS.lijiM 1.5
I'lusburjr. lI'??-' ?-
Baltimore is&M5i 1-2
Cincinnati 4J-5-.,0 ) i
LomsMlle 7.2O.04U, W'J .. .
.MiluKiikec i'2?,'-23 if? 1
New Orleans 5-HV-'?3,! JJ ? "
Detroit f-HVo,'-1 ,0,11
St. Paul 5-is'-Hi? U)
Cleveland H'?-1, H ,V
Uenver 4.7nv(W SO. ...
Providence 4?b?7,J 2 T
Minneapolis 4-5S'Ii 2!
Omaha i-E ,?.
Columbus r'"? ii "
Kiclimoud HLSi S
Dlld. I.s74,3!' 30 U
Indinnapoli iCS n-i "3
Hartford KJ5-T?4.' ls t
Portland. Ore J'i; 1"'? "
M. .lo-eph 1-.V,H?'. - -
Port Worth $ sio- '
Peoria J-IS i -
Meniplu J-iil'Sr!' JH-
VAhi.v,-ton 14V..TO $ ... ..
Worce-ter J'VSS!? VI '
Portland. Me SH.1? S? ? " "
Wilmington. Uol eo?ww-1 u I "
Wichita ..-. i.Oil lt.
GaUe-ton SVF? - l ''
Grand Kaplds J".4!
Norfolk '? 2
BtrmmahaD! tJUM 3J
Tacoma VOUW 1W 4
Lowell -....- 63R,1, .
l)e- Moines 4S)j0tn . S t.
Syracuse 4 s
Lincoln 4Jt4 9 .. .
Lexington. Ky 39J.SS' H
New Bedford JB0SH - - . 1J f
Topeka M75. I 9 6
Chattanooga S,S 49 4 -
Montreal - E.SU.; 2 1 ...
Halifax ; 1.VSMW.... U 9
Outs We New York
.. f Lrr.'R.71C
THE BIG TREE COUNTRY SURVEY.
Sacramento, Cal., August 5. Governor
Waterman has sent a dispatch to Secre
tary of the Interior Xoble protesting
against declaring open the suspended sur
veys in Tulare county on which are located
the big trees. The governor further asks
that Secretary .Noble uses his influence to
have the surveys remain elosed until
congress shall decide whether or not the
land shall be set aside for a public park.
Montgomery. Ala.. August 5. Reports
of crop conditions to the commissioner of
agriculture: Cotton US per cent of a full
crop: corn averaged 93 compared with five
years aco and S9coniDared with last Year.
IE TEST AT HMD.
The Dread Experiment to be Made
Early in the Morning
Pinal Preparations Made to Perform the
Execution Medical Men Hold a
There Will be No Doubt of His Death
Before the Knife Touches Him The
Condemned Man Maintaining aa
Assumption of Indifference
The List of "Witnesses.
Aubuxx, N. Y., August 5. The best
judgment possible to be found with the
information at hand is that Kemmler will
be executed tomorrw morning, between
0 and 8 o'clock.
Dr. South, of Buffalo, of the commission
which recommended the law for electriz
ing, came this morning and with him Dis
trict Attorney Quimbv. of Erie county,
Dr. Sell, of Buffalo is here, also Drs.
Joseph Sowder and E. A. Kreiglcr, of
Corning. The name of Robert Dunlap
who has a store in New York is upon the
hotel register but those who know Mr.
Dunlap say that he is not here in person.
It is now thought likely that Andrew
Crooks, the convict, will be the man who
will pull the deadly lever. The announce
ment has not yet been made positively but
cirenmstancess all point to it.
Warden Durston has finallv decided to
change the execution room under the di
rection of Electrician Davis, who arrived
at 7 o'clock this morning. The wires and
switchboard were moved. The keeper's
mess room will be the new execution room.
It adjoins the old room and is under the
prison office, near the flight of stairs going
up to the main prison entrance. It is
larger than the old room and not so hot.
Kemmler has kept up his pluck in a
wonderful way. A gentleman who will be
present at the execution, visited Kemmler
in his cell at 10:30 this morning. He found
him perfectly calm but suffering from the
heat. His first word was: "Isn't it terrible
hot, down hero''"
It was in fact so hot that the gentleman
could not endure it and had to get out.
"Well," said he to Kemmler, "I will have
to get out. I'll come to see you again in a
day or two." "I am afraid your won't find
me here," said Kemmler, with a little
laugh. He betrayed no emotion whatever
during the interview.
Kemmler has made his will again, leav
ing his books and other little tritles to Mrs.
Durston, and a few others who have been
kind to him. A lady in Buffalo sent him
a bible a short time ago and he has written
his name in it and wants it sent back to
Dr. Fell, who is professor of physiology
of the medical department of Niagara col
lege, says that death will be instantaneous.
Tlie dvnamo will register 1,200 volts
before use. Death will be quicker
than thought. No accidents-xure possible
He will not ue his famous resuscitator,
as there will be no use when so lieavy a
charge isiied. He has sat in the chair, ap
plied the electric wire to his back and head
and worked a light battery and the shock
was felt the instant he touched the button,
showing that it passed through his body
instantly. -, . . . -i ,
Hoiv communion was administered to
Kemmler at 2:15 p. m., by Chaplain Yates
and the Rev. Mr. Hyughton.
The dynamo was tested again at 2
p. m. and the test was witnessed
bv Electrician Davis, Dr. Fell,
Warden Durston, Dr. Southwick and
others. Heavy screens have been put to
all the windows in the death room and
everything possible done to prevent the
light from penetrating to the outsidev
The Second company N. G., S. N. Y.,
has been ordered out tor this evening os-1-iMit.ihlv
for narade and street drill. This
means mat a coriiun is iu w yui, aUUM mo
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prison gates. -,,., -,i , 4,
evening that it is not at all likely that the
autopsy would take place before daylight
no matter what time the execution oc
curred. arranging for the autopst.
By exercise of an absolute discretion the
prison warden has added two days
to the life of the condemned Kemmler,
and the second day closed with clouds of
rain. The invited guests have been arriv
ing by train at intervals during the day.
After supper at the hotel, all the wit
nesses, accompanied by Warden Durston.
proceeded to the prison where the medical
men joined in conference as to the time
and method of conducting the autopsy. It
is decided that no question shall ane as
to whethar electricity or the scalpel killed
Kemmler. There can be no doubt after
the death rigor has set. Again a
more satisfactory autopsy may be
made on a body which has been ome
time dead than one yet warm. This point
was discussed, as also a program as to
what each medical man's part shall be at
the killing aud during the autopsy. The
conference lasted an hour or more. After
the conference the witnesses together
with the warden, repaired to the hotel.
"Are vou going to bed, doctor,"' asked a
bvstatider. "I am indeed," he said and
did. The others were disposed about the
crowded hotel: at 11 o'clock most all had
retired save a few stragglers and the news
naner corre-nondent-. The plain inference
Ur. SOUIUWICK, Ul JJUlliUU, WUU JlilO win
irom the facts is that the execution is
either to take place late enough in
the morning to make retirement
an object or that it may be postponed an
other dav. There is not a man in the
house who beliees that the latter will be
the case. All those invited from out of
town must now be here if they would wit
ness the killing in case it occurs m the
morning hours, for there is no train to ar
rive in any direction until 7 o'clock.
The list'of tho-e who will witness the
execution is as follows: Dr. Carlos F. Mc
Donald, of New York, chairman of the
state lunacv commission: Dr. George F.
Shradv, of Newport; Dr. A. P. Southwick,
the father cf the. electrical execution
bill: Dr George E. Fell; Dr. C. M. Dan
iels; Dr. Charles Fowler, of Buffalo;
Dr. W. I. Jenkins, Dr. Corner, of Xew
York; Dr. Louis Batch, secretary of tLe
state board of health, of Albany, Dr. W. J.
XellK of Albanv; Dr. Henry A Argue, of
Corning, Hon. Trac C. Becker.of Buffalo.
the referee wno toosc testimony on tne nri
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G Bain, "of the United Press, Drs T. K.
Auburn. This makes pwenty-ttve ot the
tm.ntv.sh. the others to be made up of he
ministers or guard-, at the prison. No
news comes out of the prison tonisht as to
Kemmler's condition aud in the bustle of
anticipation nobody stops to inquire save
that he is alive. Under the law the warden
named Drs. McDouald and Spiuka as
the phvsichins aud Dr. George F. Slinidy
i; at the head of the citizens invited at ttoe
riivjiretion oi tuc airica. inc muucu
wishes it understood that Mess. Mack
aud Bain are invited, not as writers, bet as
;rrotion ot tae warcen. ine waruen
citizens of his own choosiac
A FIGHT WITH RIOTERS.
Map.fa, Tex., August 5. News was
brought yesterdav morning by J. E. Out-
sez. foreman of the mines at shaft R, of a
Villine' which occurred at 4 o'clock that
morning. It seems that a crowd of Mexi
cans had got on a spree and were firing off
their weapons, when several of the white
miners, rangers and deputy sheriff went
down to see what wasthe.matter. Suddenly
they were fired upon from ambush and
State Ranger J. F. Graves was instantly
killed andJ. M. Lee, deputy sheriff and
deputy United States marshal was seri
ously wounded in the arm. The fire was
returned and it is believed one Mexican
was killed and several wounded. A physi
cian. Captain Jones, several rangers and
deputy sheriff have left for the scene.
HORRIBLE UXORICIDE AND SUICIDE.
MlXDEX. Neb., August 5. A long stand
ing quarrel between Hans Hansen and his
wife culminated in a ghastly double trag
edy vesterday. He had hitched up his team
to go to the countrv, when he had some
words with his wife and seizing a club
crushed in her skull, killing her instantly.
FTp dratrced her body to the barn.
where he swung it from a rafter by a
rope. He then tried to hang himself with
a portion of the rope, but. failing, went to
the house and blew out his brains with a
FOUL ASSASSINATION OF PIC
NICKERS. Aberdeen, Miss., August 5. In the
Cabe John's neighborhood, eight miles
east of Aberdeen, Sunday night, while a
party of eight colored people were return
ing from church they wore fired upon from
ambush. Susan Henry, one of the party,
was instantly killed and her husband, Ben
Henrv, seriously wounded. It is not
known what could have been the motive
for the deed. Efforts are being made to
hunt down the perpetrators of the crime.
OFFICER AND CRIMINAL KILLED.
Paris, Tex.. August 5. Parties who
came here from Goodland. L T., say th-tt
it was currently reported there this morn
ing that Deputy Marshal W. T. Ladd at
tempted to arrest B. Shoals, a notorious
negro and desperado, and a desperate
struggle ensued, in which both Ladd and
Shoals were killed. No particulars can be
had. It is known that Ladd had a war
rant for Shoals for killing Levi Baldwin
near Goodland about two weeks ago.
PRESCOTT, Ariz., August; 3. Colonel S.
B. Bevans, who was appointed by Cleve
land special agent of the general land
office, and who was indicted by the last
United States grand jury for accepting a
bribe, was brought to Prescott for trial
last night by two marshals. He was ar
rested at Oklahoma.
ClTT OF MEXICO, VIA GALVESTON,
August 5. A dispatch from San Salvador
says that General Trungaray at the head
of the Guatemala revolutionists has taken
Chiquimula, near the capitol and that the
loss of this place has obliged the Guatema
lan government to concentrate its troops
towards the capitol. . ,
A Guatemalan dispatch says it is un
true that an attempt was made to assas
sinate President Barrillas and denies that
the revolution is of importance. The dis
patch also says that Minister Mizener's
correspondence nas nui uecu uiiuij-hu
with and that the minister lias for days
been in free communication with the
United States government.
A special dispatch from Guatemala says
the diplomatic corps has offered to
negotiate in the interests of peace; that
the offer has been accepted and that it is
expected a peaceful settlement will be ar-T-nTirrpil
within n few davs.
President Barrillas says he will not
resign and that he prefers death to sur
render. Dispatches received by the
Mexican government confirm the report of
the probability of the i'erontioii in be
half of peace of the foreign diplomats m
Central America. President E.eta's only
terms are the recognization of his govern
ment and the non-intervention of other
powers in the interior government of
Salvador. ReDorts from the Chipas
frontier are that everything is quiet.
ARGENTINE AFFAIRS SERIOUS.
BUEXOS AYRES, August 5. Notwith
standing the fact that the insurrection
here has terminated, great excitement
prevails throughout the city and the dis
quiet continues to increase. Senor Gastra,
the leader of the party which supports
General Mitre, who was formerly presi
dent of the republic, has been offered a
place in the cabinet but he declined to ac
It is rumored that a new issue of toU,
mn nn() in miner currencv will be made. A
i.Mi i..w iinn.-. ;., rwli,fT -in t.ho- nVmmlipr of
mil ii.is iitcu ""luu"- " .. .
(1nm ifs. nrnvidin- for a lorcetl currency.
The national bank has resumed payment,
The bourse is still closed and the panicky
feeling in commercial circles continues.
The press is forbidden by the government
to comment on the crisis.
WILLIAM AND HIS GRANDMOTHER.
London, August 5. Emperor "William,
who is visiting his grandmother, Queen
Yictoria. at her residence, Osborne house
on the isle of Wight, rose early this morn
ing and enjoved a hor?e back to the village
of Ryde. Upon his return he took break
fast with the oueen in the garden attached
to Osborne house. Later iu the day in
company with the Prince of Wales his
majesty drove to Cowes, where ho em
barked upon the Alieue. the Prince of
Wales' vacht, which is participating in the
race for the queen's cup. There is no
tvind however, and the prospects for a
good race are not encouraging. The grand
duke of Hess will accompany the emperor
on his visit to the czar.
ENGLAND CAN NOT INTERFERE.
London, August " In the house of
commons today Mr. James Ferguson said
in reference to the Russian edict of 182
against the Jews that the British govern
ment could not interfere with the czar's
treatment of the Jews.
TO FIGHT THE CHOLERA.
Cairo, August 5. A commission con
sisting of the leading physicians has been
appointed by the government to consider
means to prevent the introduction of chol
era into Egypt.
WILL GIVE HIS PORTRAIT.
London, August 5. Emperor William
will present a life size portrait of himself
to the Marquis of Salisbury in recognition
of the maiquis' aid in bringing about the
AN HONOR TO CARNEGIE.
Edinburgh. August 5. The authorities
of the town of Wick today presented Mr.
Andrew Carnegie with the freedom of the
A RAILROAD MAN'S VIEWS.
Boston, Mass , August 5 General Traf
fic Munnger Mellen of the Union Pacific
road, is'in town. He says that the oros-
pect-of the Pacific hm1 in Texas in con
nection with the Denver. Texas &; Fort
Worth are verv encouraging and the Ore-
railwav and connecting lines will
! 6 a larce busing, as the crops in
whincton and Orecon, now harvested.
are abundant. He Uys the prospects are
noor for a corn cron in Kansas and Xe-
raska. and spoke in slowing term of the
immediate future of the new states. Idaho,
the Atehison he considers a very wise move
and savs the silver legation will be very
bt-iK-ficial to the territory served by the
NORTHWESTERN GRAIN CROP.
Montreal, August 4. Mr. T. G.
Saoui;nnes.ev. assistant president of to
Canadian Pacific railroad, estimates oa the
basts of information cootaiaed ia recent
-.-.,. ..w. . .
hekpams. ttat the hwsn erg
voll want tol.C0&cm MfcAei. of whteJs
15,COJ,aO will be for esport.
FARMER FUNSTON HAS A CLEAR
The Second District Convention Re
nominates the Congressman
Labor Delegates Ask Admission, Which is
Finally Granted and Then De
clined with Thanks.
Eeciprocity, Free Coinage, the Election
Bill, the Wilson Bill and Senator Ingalls
Endorsed Meagre Eeports from
Oklahoma Indicate a Repub
lican Victory Throughout
-State Political Hews
Kansas Cnr, Kan., August 5. The Re
publicans of the Second Kansas congres
sional district met here today to nominate
a candidate to succeed Congressman Futi
ston. "Farmer" Funston had a walk
away and was nominated to succeed him
self by acclamation.
C. E. Lane, of LaCygne. chairman of the
congressional committee, caucu mo i-uu-vention
to order. W. B. Webster, of
Bourbon couutv, was unanimously elected
chairman. In taking the chair he called the
convention's attention to the necessity of
hard work, inasmuch as they had to fight
not only the old enemy, but also the Farm
ers' Alliance and the Union Labor party.
A. G. Talbott. of Wyandotte county,
was chosen temporary secretary. The us
ual committees were then appointed and
ii.r-irwr fha Hm rnneiimsd bv their nre-
paring their reports, Honorable John
Speers, of Finney county, was called to
the platform to address the convention.
He complimented Mr. Funston for his
work in the house and in deference to the
Farmers' Alliance he said that he, as presi
dent of the Finney county alliance, would
predict that those members of the alli
ance who were Republicans would vote
the Republican ticket and the Democrats
would vote the Democratic ticket and no
power of any alliance or anything else
could keep them from it.
A Lawrence ueiegate nanueu to mu sec
retary a document which proved to be the
credentials of Hugh Cameron and Grace
C. Smith to attend and participate in all
Alliance and political meetings as repre
sentatives of the Knights of Labor, repre
senting lodge No. 2.5(51 of Lawrence.
Mr. Worthen, of Miami county, moved
that they be maUe nonorary delegates.
Captain St. Clair, of Anderson county,
arose to inquire "whether this is a Repub
lican convention or a calliopean conven
vention." Richard Blue said those representatives
of the Knights had come simply to listen
to the proceedings ana not. to uih.e
part in them. lie moved to amend
the motion by inviting them to
seats on the platform. After further de
bate the motion was carried. By that
time, however, Miss Smith had left the
hall and Mr. Cameron declined to accept
Adjournment was then taken until 2
Upon re-assemblmg T. JS. iiancocK, ot
Johnson countv. was chosen permanent
chairman, and D. M. Clark, of JTraukliu
county, permanent secretary.
The platform wits then reported and
adoptett without division. The platform
condemns the policy of the Democratic
party, endorses the federal election
bill and demands its passage
bv congress. Mr. Blaine's reciprocity
nTl.in is annroved. as are also free
coinage and governmental control of the
railroads. The passage of the Wilson bill
is demanded. The suite railroad commis
sion is endorsed, the improvement of the
Missouri river asked for and the return of
John J. Ingalls to the senate is demanded.
Resolutions were then enthusiastically
adopted complimenting Mr. Funston.
Hon. Richard Blue then arose and placed
Mr. Funston in nomination, concluding by
moving that his nomination be made by ac
clamation. The motion was adopted amid
great enthusiasm and the convention ad
journed. POLITICS IN THE WEST.
KINSLEY, Kan., August 4. Special cor
respondence. Our delegates to the recent
congressional convention at Dodge City
made the best possible fight for Colonel
Lewis, but we are none the less enthusias
tic for Colonel Hallowell, and will give
him an "old time" Republican majority.
The campaign was opened in this part of
the district last Saturday by Judge Ynndi
vert, who addressed a largo number of
farmers at Wilson's grove, in the eastern
portion of the country. Four counties,
Edwards, Stafford, Pratt and Kiowa,
were largely represented, with a good
"snrinkling" from Ford county. The
judge made a strong showing .for Hallo-
well and the Republican party, ana was
loudly and enthusiastically cheered many
times during his talk. The judge was the
leader of the Lewis forces at Dodge City,
but he accepts the situation gracefully
and Colonel Hallowell will have no
abler defender than he in this part
of the state, pending his canvass
The Farmers' Alliance decided to put a
ticket in the field in this county this fall,
but will not elect a single man nominated.
Union Laborites and Democrates have
forced the issue and they will have to take
their medicine. The Republicans in the
organization, almost to a man, opposed
The dry weather has cut the corn crop
short, but our farmers have raised the
biggest crop of small grain ever gathered
in this part of the state.
Of all the daily papers that reach this
office the EAGLE corner nearer voicing the
sentiments of the Republicans in thi
"neck o' woods" than any other, not only
on prohibition and other questions affect
ing the welfare of Kansas, but iu attitude
on the silver bill and the tariff question U
such as to commend it to the good graces
of all our people.
CAMPBELL WANTS THE NAME.
Colcmbcs. O., August 5 Governor
Campbell addressed and open letter to the
editor of n evening paper offering J for
a charitable institution as a gift
if the editor would furnfe
his .ouree of information that the gov
ernor would call out the state nuIMa
acaiast the enforcement of the Lodge mil
in this state if the bill becomes a law
Three letters have pa&?d between the par
aes looking to an uDderstaodlaj: and th
editor agrees to furnish the information
tomorrow and prove that Campbell made
the statements which have been impcled
THE ALABAMA ELECTION.
BrEXWGHA. Ala.. Aagnei 5. Retorae
from all over the state iadicaie a hwe
Democratic victory. la Jefferson ummj
a very fw segrtto eane to the pos stat
ing that tfcav did bo, care to mie.
A special to tie Age-Harald frosa Saleai,
says that there was danger of srioi.
trooWe la G&lHes at ose tisas yesterday
afternoon. The negroes had planned to
capture the ballot box at Safford when the
polls closed and a. few armed men f
isalein, under the orders of the sheriff,
went out and dispersed the mob and
brought in the box. The negroes dis
Special Dispatch to the Dally EaA
Sauna, Kan., August u. Avote on
prohibition was taken today mongthe
farmers at a large sale eight miles from
Salina. The result was: Resubmission 110,
THE LIBERALS VICTORIOUS.
Salt Lake, Utah, Augusts. The strug
gle over a county ticket between the Liber
als and Mormons and the Union working
men's anuex, was one of the first ever
known here. It was a short campaign and
livelv work. The approximated returns
indicated the success of the Liberal ticket
in the county from by 200 to 300 majority.
TWO ALLIANCE SPEAKERS.
Sterling, Kan.. August 5. The Fann
ers' Alliance of Rice and Reno counties
were here todav 3,000 strong to listen to
General S. B. Weaver, of Iowa, and Jerry
Simpson, the Alliance candidate for con
gress in this Seventh district. The pro
cession was over a mile long. There was
great en thusiasm among the farmers.
IN MISSOURI'S FOURTH.
Ss. Joseph, Mo.. August 5. At a meet
ting of the Republican committee of the
Fourth congressional district in this city
today, a convention was called to meet at
Savannah, September 4. The representa
tives will be the same as to the state con
ONLY VOLUNTARY ASSESSMENTS.
St. LoriS, Mo., August 5. The state
Democratic committee held a meeting
here this mornintr. The most important
business that cams before the meeting was
that of levying assessments on the candi
dates. After considerable discussion it
was decided that all contributions should
be volu ntary.
BEPUBLIOANS HAVE IT. .
Meagre Returns Give Them a Yiotory in
Soeclal Disnatch to the Dally Eacle.
Kingfisher, Ok., August 5. General In
terest was manifested in the first election
ever held in Oklahoma territory today and
a large vote was polled. Quiet prevailed
at all points so far as heard from. Re
turns are coining in slowly, but up to a
late hour this evening all point to a sweep
ing majority for the whole Republican
ticket. Milt Reynolds has about 300
majority in this county.
Strange Sentiments Accredited to a Marion
Special Jl.patch to tho Da llr Easle.
MARION, Kan., August 5. At a meeting
of the Whipple school house alliance las t
night a few miles from Marion the follow
ing infamous words were allowed to re
main on the blackboard during the entire
session: '"The Grand Army is the scum of
this country and the country would be
i.ptror off if thev were all dead. "Would to
God that they had all died. ntlGottys
burg." Because such execrable sentiments were
permitted to remain on the board during
the meeting eight Republican members
withdrew and washed their hands of the
Alliance under its present control.
Corn Suffers Sovcrely in All the Central
CHICAGO, 111 . August o. Tho Farmers'
Review tomorrow will say: Outside of a
few counties in Michigan. "Wisconsin and
Minnesota where local rains have fallen,
drouth is universal in the state- covered by
our report Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Mis
souri, Kansas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Min
nesota, Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska. As a
natural consequents, " - ""f ' .
r . --.l.., ... wtrw. Lnnn nnil 111
lenng. uuiim i" m"'v .-.v.... ...... ...
abundant supply the crop will be a com
parative failure Spring wheat also is ex
periencing the blighting effect of drouth.
The average condition of thnt crop at pres
ent in Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minne
sota and Dakota is about 25 per cent below
Oats are j-ielding as well as could be ex
pected considering the adverse condition
to which thev have been subject in the way
of drouth and insect depredations. The
crop is practically a failure in Kentucky
and also in many counties in Illinois. Mis
souri and Indiana, where the ravages of
grain plant louse were most severe. I he
redorts indicate that the average condition
is J0 per cent lower than that of last year
at harvesting time and tho averajdrig
yield 20 per cent less thnn that of lStoO.
MinnesHtrt and Dakota lead In oat and
are harvesting good crops both as regards
quality and yield.
THE SANTA FE STATEMENT.
Boston, Mass., August 5. The follow
ing statement w giveu out from the Atchi
son ofllces this afternoon- Preliminary
statement (partly approximated) of opera
tions of the Atchison, Tojxka fc Santa I-e
railroad company under its lirst income
bond, October 1. JS8Q, to June 3U, 1M0 (in
clusive, nine month. ...
Gross amines of railroads 23.7W,21 8,
net earning T.SIS.SNJ. Fixed chargw in
terest on bond, taxc. rentals, etf . $fi.7fc,
000. Balance KK, add receipt from
sundry source, coal, properties, in vet
menta. etc, ftS08.K. tM0..r' Interest
declared on income Iwnds payable Fopum
ber lfcW). 23 per cent on SW.OOO.CwO. $2,
&AOO0, surplus t10.V.
Old fixed charges pertained prior to
October!, 1SSS. and absorbed Ml income
for first three months of the flcal year,
July. AuKust and heptmber
pany system for the ftseal JwrewW Jne
ired with wim law. year,
i4S V. Harai
4HP. Net earnings I.W . were
1 . -. a .
mi i .Tun 1HM. close) r aoroxi
mated, St. Lonia fc Saa FrancAeQ railroad
svstem not included.
"Preliminary taieraeat far Jun
clovily approximated. Gnosa earo
tng3 f2d.WS. iocrea 1344; nt
earnings jSarHP. increase ttfi.K'l
REVISING THE CONSTITUTION.
Cmicaw. Ill . Augat 5 Thw morning
wMon of the earr-antem and joiners eon-
venaon was occupied by lid.g to re-
-olved iteelf tato a committee of the irbole
and the revision of the eooAtUatioa and by
laws was tak-n up Th id eoatittJoB
wm practically wiped out and to e the
words of Secretary McGnlre. "the eoasii
tntiott as far as adopted is ap to the Vtmm. M
The eight hour questkm was girca
a most prominent plae in Uw
document aad the strk eaforcoa-wat
of the etxht hoar rule is arj-ed
.ino Mrm.'ir.f Rat ii ariieies wrt
imn id nrz ruLi vw - - w - -.
Wy a ood portioii of ae day Wore to-
Uill HU.Ha 35 t ui t puwou a . )
la paluag ot tae projBosc jamciui
with the a-oalgamat'-d BrrXbrbood of
Carseatera aad Joiorr. Sciry Mc
Gal !id he did ae fe-li-rr any
wmtkL be taken with a vWw o( offlBbat-iag-
JACKSCSM PAiTX THE SITE.
rsnr.nn lit luBst & JLi &
aieotiavoi tfca workf 8 firfr dtoei-p aad
taSnthwct miiiniiii wlrtawr way
asrt-amoax 9n anally
J part el tse ss r tee givy -Mr?..
CONTRACTS AWARDED AT
A Wichita Wholesale House Will
Furnish Two-Thirds of the
Six Big Firms Beaten in Bidding on liat
Line bjt the Johnson-Larimer
The Commercial Exchangs of Atchison
Asks Senators to Oppose the Torray
Bill Sain in Oklahoma Advances
Crop Prospects General State
and Territorial Gossip,
Special dlsratcato Ue Dally Eact.
LE.WKNWOirrn, Kan.. August 5. Wich
ita meets all competition and retreats
Irnmuuno. In the lettings for the pent
tentiary, the Johnson-Larimer wholesale
dry goods firm of Wichita, scooped all
competitors, carrying off at least two
thirds of the contracts for supplies In
their lines. Six big linns wcro on hand
Avith bids, but in a list of good of six
thousand five hundred dollars, tho John
son-Larimer dry goods firm, of Wichita,
was awarded live thousand two hundred
dollars worth, and so on through the lts.
Srlal dHpatca to the Dally KaK
Kdmoni. Ok., August 5 There was a
heavy rain here last night which insnrra a
good crop of all kinds. Tho cotton crop
will Iks very largo. This will effectually
"knock out" the story thnt tho peoploicru
are suffering and needing aid.
Our farmers will raise enough not only
to supply the home market but to npily
the settlers in the Sac and Fox aud Kicka
poo nations, when opened for settlement,
which will be soon. Already peopln arc
coming here to lie ready for the opening,
as this is tho natural xouto for those coun
tries. ,. , , .
The carpenters are busilj ongaged In tho
erection of a large depot hero for the Santa
Hon. M. W. Reynolds i qulto sick at hid
JULY'S REMARKABLE WEATHER.
LAwKKNCE, Kan., August C Observer
Peters, of tho signal tervtco, has Ju8t fin
ished ids meteorological nummary for the
month of July mid it is the mostf nirk
able document ever issued by the load
wvnthnr bureau July, aalde from being
the hottest July in twenty years, was d-
llcient iu rain fall. 3 :v incrnss. xuw i al
together unprecedented for this valley has
hitherto been noted for lis frequent uow
ers. while adjoining eonntlw want dry
Tho detlcleucy in the ram fall of this mc
tion since January of this year Is a triHo
less than twelve Inrho. Thw transcends
tho records of former times.
PUT A ROCKET IN THE STOVE.
El. DoitADO, Kan., August 5. Yesterday
a girl who works at J. H. HluduianM
built a lira in the cook ktovo with cobs. It
seems that among tho eolw wiw a lara
sky rocket with the stick broken off. 'I h
girl did not notice It and a fw hecouds
after she had filled the tove an explin
took placr blowing the stove IltarHlly U
pieces The rocket came out of the end
door and struck the girl in the Mina-h
and wt her coths on lire Partle har
ing the explo-lon ran to tho girl's aut
ance. The burn Is a bad one.
OPPOSED THE TORRCY BILL.
ATCHISON, Kn., Auxin a The com
mercial exchatiKe, of this city, at ito 1M.
meeting adopted a resolution ojp0tng tn
Torrey bankruptcy bill, awl jrwcted
the cecretarj to telegraph a request to
Senators Ingalls and Plumb in N ashing
ton to labor aamt it, wbwh waa done.
TheEtilrofid's Gouwaitu Sobrait Ita Re
port. CjmCAGO, 111 , Augtfrt S.-ThccnraUtee
on uniform cbiHWt!on of fnrtght Arhk-H
was appointed Deembr 5, JWS, by tlra
railroad companies of the LBHearWt"
lias Just submitted Its report. Th con.
mittee consists of sixteen members, two
from each of the eight traUie associations
of the eonntry, and aftr moeh labor has
formulated a plan for the combining of all
existing cUHJctkm in on general Ha
siflcation. Tb proposed form Is composed
of eleven cUv-i, aud It 1 reoofnmtided
that it h to be put into eftVct January I
11 Tho committee alo rMniMdii
that a permanent ocaaalwitton h- fotnned
with a board of unW'rm ciJflaJoii. a
chlof chairman awl thne dfctrirt cAr
men. the oliice of the principal ckkrmn
to b" in Chicago nod the diirtrtctchalnni
to tc locate! rase-sct Italy at Nwlork.
Atlanta and St. Lou
THE DENTIST'S MEETING.
EXOOWOR Hrmsn. Mo . Augut S --Th
BUinbr wnr In Mrtoti at th thirti'Ui an
noal convention of the American Dental
nmoeintim I vry Iutki. The national
board of UwUl examiner met at i
o'clock, dteco4on coram-acing oa prop
osition to atUsmpt in sotae way to seeur
uniformity 1 the dental laws throw Wat
t the stales. All ttoe 0"n m m "a'i
?TSa th orocortaj: of tM,
i Y; " . a MZutMce &ad th d'.
' ra ri innnv i ns.i"t ---- -- - - -
i r- Y" IV", lfc- m., mbitet ,
The hcar f.w tbj opening of th national
eonTentioa bavlag arrtve-l frtnw dtros
tnos km de&rr-rf Ull this eTeniast l M
W. Potr. pnaidont of the amtiUum,
calkd the coTntOB to rdr
The morning noor was deoUdu formal
bnaiaww, daring which a warm d--on
sroM on th prop-r nMrthod of rerris(
tb propoiattonof the i"LE X
IfTt a rs-t coatioa to
-riatioa tor jonu an .-"ITZL.-
.ut. .u?k.iMtirf tbwort4 yrxti b
invited, dnriag th xorid's fair at dueao
Woacwrzt. M. Ast -Tae ttU
sat ataantacturw. npcvuvttitsiz aeairy all
ta important nulto in th ct4rr. -
Td-rvhe a pUa eouodaUjn -twiiar to
t-tt ftaoptxd try iae ca ntswit -,--.
I -II th t-uut hum m UC BltMJ
1 um eUe& wUSs m Um oamntury
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roreaar eoturtjr. i J
Mad 1 m
knMl br ckjaer eotaMnaOoa u re mm
ZZrat eomnfettoa h 4 im
anbT of eeau
' MACHIKY -tOUl CONVENE.
ltWMSAtfttM Ind . A a 1 Tn Is
tnwakinai brash A jchiry
i-,ld-rs oonrea-d in binail - w
' lodar S7 dWk9i- I ro -hio. Ilitaoi.
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