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Kans. Historical Society
YOL. XIII, NO. 70.
WICHITA, KANSAS, PEIDAY MOKNIXG AUGUST S, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 194:7.
4iu x'lli'hll-i'i,lv, Mv
THE LODGE BILL PREPARED FOR
The Military Feature and Commis
sion Juries Among the Pro
Tisions Stricken Out.
Offenses Against the Law Made Simply
Misdemeanors Several Important
Conference Report on the Sundry Civil
Bill Made The Hous Agrees With
the Senate Except as to Irriga
tionThe General Deficiency
Bill in the House Capi
"WAsniXGTox, August 7. Under the res
olution of the senate authoring sittings
during the session of the senate, the com
mittee on privileges and elections began a
special meeting at noon today to consider
the election bill. There was a full attend
ance of the members. The bill is still held
in confidence, but one of the minoritj- says
tlmt save in matter of change of expres
sion, chiefly in the way of reducing its
length, the bill as it passed the house is
the one proposed by the majority. The
principle of the bill and its practical work
ings are not disturbed.
The committee voted by a strict party
division to report the bill to the senate.
The substitute for the Lodge bill is
seventeen pages shorter than the bill
which passed the house. Among the
changes which the senate committee
made are the following:
All reference to the section of the re
vised statute, which, it was claimed, pro
vides for the presence of troops at the
polls was stricken out, so that there is no
change from the presnt law in that re
spect. The house to house canvass pro
vided for in the house bill was stricken
out. The provisions for drawing juries
by commissioners was omitted, leaving
the law as it is at present on
the books. The penal offenses were sim
plified, and were made misdemeanors in
stead of felouies. The punishments were
modified, the highest punishment imposed
being three years imprisonment and a fine
of slOOO as against imprisonment for five
j ears and a line of $1,000 in the house bill.
The judge of thecircuit court before whom
application is made for the appointment
ot .supervisors, is authorized to appoint
as supervisors any persons he may see fit,
not being confined in his selection to the
lists furni-hed by the chief supervisor. In
cases where ballots arc cast in the wrong
box. they are not to be counted, uidess the
tally sheet shows that, the votes for con
gressmen do not equal the number of
names on the poll list. Then enough
of the votes so wrongfully cast shall be
added to the tally sheet to make the total
equal to the w hole number of votes shown
to be cast. Where the election officers re
fuse to administer the oath to voters ap
plying therefor, it is provided in the bill
that the supervisors shall administer the
oath ami keep a record thereof, but no
Ufort shall be made to have the vote thus
ret used cast, the object being merely to
1 reserve the testimony of the application
SUNDRY CIVIL BILL.
The Conference Beport Presented and Ex
plained to the Senate.
"Washington', August 7. The senate
met at 10 a. in., and the call showed that
that there were only thirty-two senators,
and less than a quorum in attendance.
After a short waiting a quorum was ob
tainedand the journal of yesterday's pro
ceedings was read.
After some preliminary morning busi
ness, the taritr bill was taken up, the
pending question being on Mr. Vance's
amendment to reduce the duty on pig iron
(paragraph V2A pasje 25) irom of a cent
per pound to cs) per ton. i ne question was
taken and Mr. Vance's amendment was
rejected yeas 17, nays 27. There were no
deviations f i om party lines on this vote.
The next paragraph taxes bar iron, flats
and square iron from 8-10 of a cent to 1
cent per pound (according to classifica
tion.) Mr. McPherson moved to amend by
Ftriking out the rates per pound and in
serting a uniform rate of 50 per cent ad va
lorem. Mr. McPherson's amendment was re
jected yeas IS, nays 28, another strict
The next paragraph taxes round iron in
roils or rods (of certain shapes
and sizes) 1 1-10 cent per pound
with the provision that ail charcoal
iron shall be subject to a duty of not less
than $22 per ton.
Mr. McPherson moved to reduce the var
ious rates in the paragraph. Kejected.
Mr. Vance moved to leduce the rate in
paragraph 131. beams, girders and other
structural sleepers of iron or steel from 9-10
to (M0 of 1 cent per pound.
Mr. Paddock appealed to Mr. Aldrich in
the interest of agriculture to agree to at
liast 1-10 cent "per pound reduction on
Mr Aldrich hearkened to the appeal and
on Ins motion the rare was reduced to S-10
ivnts per pound, Mr. Vance's amendment
to make it 0-10 having been rejected.
The next paragraph (131) applies to boiler
iron or steel and imposes duties varying
according to classification from 1 cent per
pound to 3o4 cents per pouud. The duty
on the highest class to 45 per cent ad
Mr. Vest, after an argument controvert
ing the protectionist claim that low prices
are the result of tarill legislation' moved
to reduce the various specific rates in the
paragraphs to 50 per cent ad valorem, Re
jected Vea& 20, nays 20, a strict party
Xo change was made in paragraph 133.
The next paragraph (184; applies to hoop
or band or scroll or other iron or steel,
t-ixing it according to sizes: with a pro
mso that cotton ties shall pay 2-10 cent
per pouud additional.
Mr. Coke moved to make the duty on
cotton ties 35 per cent ad valorem (the
present rate) and addressed the senate in
support of that amendment.
Mr. Jones, of Arkansas, yielded to Mr.
Allison, who presented the conference re
port on the sundry civil bill and asked
that the senate should act upon it.
Mr. Cockrell preferred to wait until the
loport wa. printed.
li Allison said that he would give a
fieneral explanation of the report. The
all. ho said, as it passed the house, had
earned -JsOOO.OoO and had been increased
by the senate about $5,000,000. The net re
ductions agreed to in the conference com
mittee amounted to $3,70(5.000, so that the
bill earned under the conference report
$29.S5-000 The changes made in confer
ence related first to public buildings. The
appropriation tor that at Alexandria. La.,
had been reduced $5,000; for Beuver Falls,
Pa., $5,000, and Salinn, Kan., $5,000. The
appropriation for repairs to the Chicago
c ustom house had been cut down from
$100,000 to $45,000. The amend
ment as to the Latin-American
memorial library had been struck out; also
the provision for the expenses of two addi
tional laud offices. The appropriation of
$150,000 for military posts has been reduced
to $40,000, and the provision for the acqui
sition of additional ground in the Crown
Hill cemetery at Indianapolis had been
struck out. All the senate amendments
relating to the national soldier's home, in
cluding that appointing managers, had
been also struck out. The matter will
now go to the military committees of both
houses. The provision in relation to irri
gation surveys had been postponed for
The conference report was ordered print
ed and went over till tomorrow without
Mr. Hoar from the committee on privi
leges and elections reported a substitute
for the election bill and it was placed on
the calendar. The minority of the com
mittee, he said, dissented from the report.
Mr. Frye gave notice that he would not
ask the senate to take up the river and
harbor bill until Friday of next week.
Mr. Aldrich said he was in hopes that
the consideration of the tariff bill would
be practically finished within the next
Mr. Mitchell expressed his regret at the
postponement of the river and harbor bill,
important works were now stopped in
Oregon and he would give preference to
the river and harbor bill rather than to
the tariff bill.
Mr. Edmunds would not consent to any
arrangement that would displace the tariff
bill until it was ended for good or evil.
The conference on the fortification bill
was presented but went over without ac
tion and after an executive session the
A Great Decrease for the State in Ten
'Washington', August 7. Superintend
ent Porter issued a bulletin containing a
preliminary report relative to state indeot
ness. The superintendent states in regard
to the statistics:
"It is impossible in dealing with state
and local finances to give all the returns
as of June 1, 1890, and the act for taking
the eleventh and subsequent censuses, ap
proved March 1, 1890, providesthat returns
shall be of and for the fiscal year having
its termination nearest to the 1st of June,
1890. As this plan was substantially
adopted ten years ago the comparison of
the total debt of 1880 with the total debt at
the present time is both fair and accurate.
From the returns it be seen that the de
cade ending in 1SU0 state indebt
edness has decreased, in round numbers,
about $58,000,000. Mr. J. K. Upton, who
is in charge of this work, in speaking of
the decrease iu state indebtedness, states
that in most ot the states reducing their
indebtedness during the decade the reduc
tion has been accomplished by applying to
the extinguishment of their obligations
the revenues not needed for current ex
penses. In a few states, however, the ap
parent decrease of the debt has arisen from
the enforced reducing of the old debt into
a new one, a discount varying from 25 to
50 per cent, taking from the amount of
decrease in all the states the amount thus
arising from the discount in refunding,
and there is left as paid by cash $29,497,
700.19, and the geographical section, which
includes the states named, instead
of having a decrease of debt of $27.
593,587.36, as shown by tho statement, will
have an increase of $929,577.S9.
An examination of the statistics by
states shows the treasuries of the west are
in fully as good condition as those of other
sections of the country.
Kans.is luis cash and funds on hand to
the amount of $57,225.77, more than double
the amount on hand in 18S0.
Missouri has $4,017,250 on hand, an in
crease of more than a 1, 000,000 in the ten
years. The bonded indebtedness of Mis
souri is $S. 783,000 only about one-half of
what it was in 18S0, and iu the ten years
the bonded debt of Kansas has been re
duced nearly $1,000,000, being now only
$S0 1.000. Kansas has no floating debt, but
Missouri's floating debt has increased
about $50,000, being now $3 (574,000. Mis
souri's net debt is. therefore, $8,430,749 and
Kansas shows an excess of assets over
debt of $4,921,572.
THE DEFICIENCY BILL.
The House Gets it all Ready for Final
Washington, August 7. In the house
this morning a resolution was adopted
calling on the postmaster general for
copies of the agreement or transportation I
of mail between the United States and j
foreign countries, the conditions upon I
which awards are made and tho rules of j
of payment of the service.
The house then went into committee of ,
the whole (Mr. Payson of Illinois in the
chair) on the gt neral deficiency bill.
Mr. Hogers, of Arkansas, moved to strike
out the clause appropriating $0,1500 to pay
George A. Matthews in full for the unex
pired term of the Fifty-first congress to
which he was elected as a delegate from
the territory of Dakota. Lost 03 to (54.
Mr. Cluiiie, of California, offered an
amendment granting an extra month's
paj- to the employes of the senate and
house. Agreed to 71 to 43.
The bill "having been disposed of in the
committee, all the amendments were
agreed to save that granting an extra
month's salary to senate and house em
ployes, when the bill went over until to
morrow. On motion of Mr. Dunnell, of Minnesota,
a bill was passed applying the inter
state commerce law to unincorporated ex
The house then adjourned.
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
Washington, August 7. The following
pensions were issued to Kansans:
Original William C. Cary, North Law
rence: Alexander Thomlturg. Chetopa:
John Smith. Wabuiisee; Elmer II. Mauck,
Losado, Da id Kunkle. Wilson, George U.
Bunnell. Tynor; John T. Ewing, Lawrence;
John B. Culver. Wichita; John E Kymus.
Greelv; George Hatcher, Andale; Thomas
Bonton Potter, Logan: Isaac O'CIary,
Winfield; Charles A Holmes, Montana;
Thomas J. Cole, Peabody; Homer Collin,
Herrington; Harry Davis. Russell: Henry
Warsop. Pipe Creek. William Adams.
Glasco; Frederick G. Bettes, Gypsum. John
M. Barker, Scamiuonville, James A Riley,
Topeka; Benjamin D. Roberts. Oswego;
Samuel Robinson. Cheyenne; Alpheus A
Johnson, Stowe: Harrison Dyke, Parsons;
James M. Ewing. Solomon City.
Restoration aild reissue John W. Wil
Increjise Alfred Gibbs, Colony.
Reissue Adoniran J. Freeman, Iuka;
Andrew M. Chapman, Ellis.
RIVER AND HARBOR BILL SET BACK.
Washington, August 7 At the request
of the managers of the tariff bill, the Re
publican members of the senate committee
on commerce have agreed thit the con
sideration of the river and harbor bill
which was to have displaced the tariff bill
tomorrow will be postponed until a fu'ure
date, probably Friday of next week. The
reason for this change of program is a
belief that it will tend to hasten'the pro
gress of the debate on the tariff bill, the
Republicans arguing that the Democrats
desire action on the" river and harbor bill
earnestly enough to hurry the tariff bill
out of the way.
ALL BUT IRRIGATION AGREED TO.
Washington, August 7. An agreement
has been reached by the conference on the
sundry civil appropriation bill upon every
item of difference except that relating to
the appropriation of $7"J0.O0O for continu
ing the irrigation survey tinder the direc
tion of the geological survey, which the
senate struck out of the bill, and a further
conference will be uecessary on this point.
TvVO KANSAS POSTMASTERS.
Washington, August 7. Two postmas
ters were appointed for Kansas a follows.
Essex. Garfield county, J. A. Durham, vice
C. E. Dresser, resigned. Saffordville.Cha.se
county, J. Moffitt7 vice Cynthia M. Bayles.
OUTBREAK IX A MASSACHUSETTS
Fifty Inmates 3Iake a Determined
Break to Scale the
Their Intentions Only Frustrated
Prompt Action on the Part
of the Sentrie3.
The Disturbance Quelled Without Loss of
Life A Notorious Jail-bird the In
stigatorA London Expert Pro
nounces Electrocizing a Fail
ure Dr. Southwick Says
it is all Eight
Boston, Mass., August 7. For some
time past trouble has been brewing at the
Charleston state prison, having its origin
in the objection of the inmates to submit
to the eulorcement of the Berrillon system
of measurements. The recent escape of
Prisoner Moore and the unsucessful at
tempt to escape of "Chicken" Walsh, a
notorious convict, has served to keep
matters unsettled, but for several days
there has been no decided outbreak.
This afternoon at 3 o'clock, however, the
convicts in the shoe shop refused to obey
the orders of their keeper and as if by some
pre-arranged signal, all at once set up a
terrific yell and missiles of every
description were sent flying in all direc
tions, the windows on the north and west
side being fairly demolished. They made
a rush for the door. A large express wag
on standing in the inclosure outside was
pushed toward the wall by a mob of over
fifty infuriated convicts but in the excite
ment it was capsized. This means of as
sistance being gone, the crowd rushed for
the various walls. Instantly the sentries
began firing, at first to frighten the
convicts, but later to kill. Other officers of
the institution were quickly at hand and
with drawn revolvers soon massed the
gang in groups after a hard fight in which
clubs were freely used and many of the
convicts' heads were badly crushed.
Word was quickly sent to police head
quarters and in a short about 200 police
officers detailed from the various stations
reached the prison in patrol wagons.
Upon their entering the yard they were
met'With a cry of derision from the cou
victs. who were firmly locked up in their
It is not thought that any of the prison
ers were seriously wounded by the guards,
but as the excitement has not yet fully
subsided it is impossible to say what the
result of the shooting was. The guards
on the walls have been trebled and a large
number of police are inns-cl in the yards
and corridors, while fifty or more officers
guard the streets leading to the prison.
The outbreak today is said to have been
instigated by "Chicken" Walsh.
MURDER WILL OUT.
Paul Hilter Makes a Confession in the Ish
am Murder Case.
Leavenworth, Kan , August 7. Paul
Hilter, the colored boy confined in the
county j.ul, on the charge of murdering
James Isham, at the Brighton coal mine,
last Friday night, made a confession last
night to Sheriff' Flora, in which he alleges
the crime was committed by Mr. and Mrs.
McBroou, the lather and mother of the
mur.iere t man's deceased wife.? He claims
that McBroon and his wife came to tho
house and told of their intentions, threat
ening to kill him if he disclosed anv of the
facts. Hilter claims that after McBroon
struck Isham with the ax and killed him
he ordered Hilter to arouse the neighbor
hood and tell that three masked men had
committed the deed.
McBroon was arrested yesterday and
placed in jail, and his wife was arrested to
day. McBroon is about o0 jears of age,
and his wife slightly younger.
As Hilter has already told two or three
different stories about the crime, little
laith is put in his last statement. Sheriff
Flora is of the opinion that Hilter struck
the fatal blow witli the ax, and was hired
to do so by McBroon and wife.
The murdered man's money, $050. was
all found upon his person, and no explan
ation can be obtained from Hilter as to the
motive that prompted the brutal attack.
A VERY LOW VOLTAGE.
Auburn, X. Y , August 7 Warden
Durston stated this afternoon that tho re
mains of Kemmler are still in the room in
the prison where the autopsy was held
yesterday. He has not decided where the
iemains will be finally buried. The sub
ject which continues to excite the greatest
interest in connection with the execution
is the record of the voltage of the shock
which killed him- It has betn generalh
supposed that the first shock was 1,.'J00
volts and the second between 1.500 and
2,0 0. Electrician Barnes, who was in the
dynamo room, said to one of the physicians
in attendance vesterday that at no time
was the voltage more than 1,100 and that it
frequently tell to b V
Dr Daniels, of Buffalo, who performed
the delicate work of removing the brain
and spinal cord of the dead man at the
autopsy, has gone home, taking with him
parts of the spinal cord and other speci
mens for experiment,
MUCH SENSATIONAL TALK.
Buffalo, X. Y , August 7 Dr. A. P.
Southwick, father of the electric execution
law. said today in an interview : "I feel
just as I have "always felt on this matter.
There is nothing against the system at all,
and the fact is there has been a great deal
of senseless sensational talk about the ex
ecution. For instance, the big story in re
gard to the sickening spectacle of froth,
saliva, etc . coming from Kemmler "s mouth
is ridiculous. It was a perfectly natural
thing, and was caused by the muscular
contraction of the stomach. It was noth
ing unusual at all. In fact, a party of
ladies could sit in a room where an execu
tion of this kind was going on and not see
anything repulsive whatever. If the mis
take of ordering off the current so quickly
had not !xeu made thtre would have been
none of this talk."
REGARDED ASA FAILURE.
London, August 7 Mr. Preece, chief
electrician of the postofliee. in an interview
today recalled his denouncing electricity
as a means of execution before the British
association in lssyf aj experience proving
the difficulty and uncertainty of killing
even a rabbit with the most powerful in
duction coil ever made. Asked whether
the most powerful Leyden battery would
be effective to kill, he said he "did not
think it would and the American plan
was as good as any that could be nwde. a
current system transmitting a large qtmn
titv of electricity together with great in
tensity. The great difficulty lay in the ab
sence of accurate knowledge its to what
amount of electricity would be certain to
produce death without torture. From a
scientific point of view, the Kenunter ex
ecution was a failure oeyoad doubt; he
suffered intense torture.
SOLD LIQUOR TO 1NDIA.NS.
Topeka. Kan., August 7 Charles Rob
rer, Jacob Leon ami Fred Babooeker were
arrested today upon varraats issued by
.Commissioner Wazcner. charcixi2 them.
each with having sold sold spirituous
liquors to Indians of the Pottawatomie
reservation. They were taken before Com
missioner Wagener at his office and their
bond for appearance placed at $500 each.
Leon and Rolmn-,. furnished the bond.
Babcocker fias'siot yet given bond,
but has notified his superiors
in Kansas City and he expects
relief from that source. The penalty for
selling liquor to wards of the United
States is $300 fine and two years in the
Several package houses closed voluntar
ily today because of the passage of the
MURDERED BY ROBBERS.
Cuchara, Col., August 7. Two robbers
came in here last night and after looking
around for an hour held up Harry Foster,
a railroad man, at the point of the revolver
and robbed him of his watch. They then
fired at him but fortunately missed the
mark. They then went to where M.
Sieroud, another railroad man, was and
working at his engine and secured his
watch "and $20. They then shot him
through the stomach and escaped to the
foothills. Sieroud died half an hour later.
Officers are in pursuit and if the men are
arrested they will be lynched.
AN UNDER SHERIFF ARRESTED.
Topeka, Kan., August 7. Thomas T.
Taylor was brought up from Guthrie yes
terday by Deputy United States Marshal
DeBostand taken before Judge Foster
upon a charge of assault with intent to
kill. Taylor is under sheriff of Guthrie
county. He was tried upon the charge two
sears ago, at the Wichita term, and con
victed He applied for a new trial and a
second trial was ordered, but he jumped
his bond. Judge Foster has fixed his
bond at $2,000 and he will be tried at the
TWO MEN BREAK JAIL.
Marysville, Kan., August 7. Two
men broke jail tonight. Ike Sims, colored,
5 feet, 10 inches high, about IS years of
age, charged with housebreaking; William
Nicely, 5teet, 8 inches high, light com
plexion, about 18 years old, charged with
NOT GEARY COUNTY ALTER ALL.
Topeka, Kan., August 7. The people of
Geary (Davis) county find themselves in a
peculiar predicament, owing to the fact
that their new name of Geary is not their
name at all. It appears that the proposi
tion was made in house bill 078, last ses
sion of the legislature, to change the name
of Davis county to Harrison county. The
bill was amended so as to insert Geary in
place of Harrison, and the bill so amended
was sent to the senate. The senate
amended the title of the bill so as to make
it conform to the body, and sent the bill
back for concurrence. Through soma
oversight the house failed to concur, but
sent the bill directly to the enrolling com
mittee where it received the signature of
the proper officers and was published with
the laws. The question will be raised that
the law is no law at all and inoperative.
LEFT OUT IN THE COLD.
Colorado Democrats Lose Their Political
Denver, Col., August 7. The rumors
regarding the sale of the Rocky Mountain
News have come to an end. The News has
changed hands. Colonel John Arkins, the
nresident and manager of the company,
received $300,000 in good American money,
and with the $110,000 already paid this will
make the $500,000 for which the adminis
tration secures a weapon that will be used
with crushing effect upon its enemies
within and without the party. The
syndicate which has purchased the News
is composed of Senators Teller and Wolcott,
with a number of their Colorado million
aire friends ami of seveial widely known
Washington men. prominent among whom
is Assistant Postmaster Clarkson. Mr.
Clarkson is to have absolute control of the
paper and is expected to be in Denver in
about a month. The syndicate has also
purchased the Denver Times, the only
evening paper in the city. It has cost
$2!0,0u0 and will be used as an adjunct to
its big morning brother.
To the Democrats the loss is a heavy
one. They have had a hard enough row to
hoe in this part of the world for many
years, but since Harrison took his seat
they have begun to feel more hopeful.
Tiie News h.-is been the only mouthpiece of
the Democrats in a territory as large
as all that part of the United State-
east of the Mississippi river.
They can not possibly replace it,
and the outlook for them is most delight
fully gloomy so far as can bo discovered
from the outside.
Senator Toller's time expires 0on and
his successor will be chosen by the legisla
ture which will be elected this fall. Sena
tor Wolcott hates Hill most heartily. Hill
is undoubtedly a candidate for the office.
It was then quite natural that Teller and
Wolcott should combine their torces to
defeat the man who has always been a
stumbling block in the way of the party
and through whose agency the Democrats
have gained tho few political victories
that have fallen to their share in Colorado.
At the same time they have the opportu
nity that offered to establish a great Repub
lican paperj directly at the center of the
west, which is growing so last that its
votes will soon have a powt rftil influence
upon presidential campaigns. At this
juncture the move is especially important.
The establishment of a Republican organ
with a national figure at its head, will be
ucceptedjas evidence that this part of the
countrv will receive especial attention.
Clarkson at the seat of war will be m posi
tion to handle the Republican forces to
much greater advantage than ever before.
The partv managers have keenly observed
the tread'of affairsand have wisely decided
to intrench themselves so that no efforts
of the enemy will ever be able to dislodge
them. So much for the national aspect of
the deal. To ex-Senator Hill and his par
tisans the change practically means polit
ILLINOIS CROPS VERY POOR.
Springfield, III., August 7. This
bulletin is posted on the data returned by
the press correspondents of the Illinois
board of agriculture:
The past month has been one of unusual
drouth and high temperature and much
damage is being done to growing crops of
every description. The corn crop and
pasturage have suffered in some portions of
the state to an alarming extent. Out of
the 1U2 counties in Illinois only four-fifth
complain of lack of precipitation and its
damaging effect on the growing crops.
Its effect on the corn can be estimated
from the following condition as given for
August as compared with an average: In
the northern divisions ihe condition is re
ported at ftS per cent, in the central at 79
and in the southern at 54. making the
state average about GS.
The average of wheat harvested in
round numbers was loO90Q.O0y and the
total vield 14,530.000. The estimated area
seeded to oats is 3.250.COD acres. The
average vield per acre for the state is
seventv-eight bushels, making a total yield
of 57, .VXUiO bushels as compared with 142,
000,0tO last year.
SAN JACINTO TIN MINE.
San Francisco, Cal , August 7. The
sale of the San Jancinto ua property in
San Bernardino oonntf was completed
yesterday by the first payment ot S350.PCW
cash thrtiugh the Bank of California and
the deed was delivered to the purchaser,
the San Jacinto Estate company of Eng
land. The property consists of nearly
M.d'O acres sooth of Riverside in San
PRIVILEGE PRACTICALLY ANNULLED.
WAsHrsoTOX, Angnst 7. Assistant Sac
retarv of the Treasury SpauWiag says that
the department having decided that a
lanndmnan i- a laborer, a Chtnamne who
is th proprietor of a laundry woald not.
cnrir the act of October L ISSS, be allowed
to re-laad in the UnUod State-, after visits
inc Ms native coitatrr.
JUST A MAJORITY.
REPUBLICANS WILL CONTROL
The Lower House Given to That
Part' by the Narrow
Margin of One.
Delegate-Elect M. W. Reynolds Lying at
the Point of Death at His
Home at Edmond.
The Democrats Credited vrith a Genera
Victory at Oklahoma City Good Re
publican Majority in Kingfisher
Connty Farmers' Alliance
Matters General Politi
Guthrie, Ok., August 7. The latest
election returns received at the daily News
office are that the Republicans have a ma
jority of both houses on joint ballot. The
upper house is unquestionably Republican
while the lower house stands one majority
for the Republicans over the Democrats.
The Alliance party has elected live mem
bers of the house.
Information has just been received here
that ililton YV Revnoids, Republican
candidate elect for delegate at large, is not
expected to live. The tiest medical atten
tion, including Drs. Joseph Pinkquard and
L. J. Hiatt, have just left this city to at
tend him at his home near Edmond.
At 7 o'clock Mr. Reynolds was reported
Oklahoma City, Ok., August 7. The
first election ever held in this territory
passed off quietly yesterday and no trouble
is reported from any part of this territory.
In this county (Oklahoma) 3,500 votes
were cast Roth parties worked hard for
the supremacy. The territory has gone
Democratic by a small majority.
GOOD REPUBLICAN M UOI'.ITIES.
Special Dipatch to ttie Dally Easle.
Kingfisher, Ok., August 7. People here
are rejoicing over tho Republican victory.
McCartny and Harader for the sennte and
Post, Farnsworth, Tritt and Currin,
(colored) for representatives are all elected.
The county is named Kingfisher by a vote
of the people. The majorities range from
200 to 400 for each. The north part of the
county cut the ticket pretty badly and
vote for Heunessy men, irrespective of
party, but the Republicans overcame it in
the south and the Black Jacks.
FAVOR THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
TOPEKA, Kan.. August 7. The annual
meeting of the Kansas Knights of Iabor
was held yesterday, the chiel cities in the
state being well represented. The special
purpose of the meeting was to bring the
knights iuto closer and more harmonious
relations with the Farmers' Alliance, and
to strengthen the political status of the
two organizations. Part of the proceed
ings were conducted secretly and part
openly. At tho open meeting addresses
were made by prominent labor champions,
wiio criticisea botn Senators Ingalls and
Plumb for their lack of interest
in matters affecting the laboring
classes. The speakers devoted their atten
tion principally to the matter of organized
labor, and illustrating the condition of the
people who are oppiessed by the money
power. They attributed to present state
of affairs to needed legislation in regard to
he control of monopolies and urg-d the
audience to use the ballot in securing the
desired reform. The gentlemen suggested
better banking laws and favored govern
mental control of railroads. The investment
of foreign capital and alien laud lordism
in this country were denounced as being
the cause of a great deal of the suffering
among laboriug men. Other events were
also mentioned as affecting the condition
of the oppressed people, and organization
and judicious voting were advanced as the
only relief. The Knights of Labor will
support what is called the People's ticket
in this state.
ALL DEMOCRATS ELECTED.
CiiATANOOGA, Tenu., August 7. The
greatest excitement prevails here tonight
on account of the result of the elec
tion of county officers today. This coun
ty, which gives ordinarily about
1,000 Republican majority, has today
elected the entire Democratic ticket by
majorities reaching as high as .7K). The
change was brought about by the
new registration law and the
Australian system of ballots. Quite
50 per cent " of the negro vote was
lost by the Republicans in consequence of
these "laws. The election was very quiet,
but tonight the Democrats are holding
high carnival. This- is the first time since
the war that the entire Democratic ticket
has been elected in this county.
INGALLS NOT TO BE BEATEN.
ATCHlsON', Kan.. August 7. Allen Mont
gomery, of Goodlanu, Kan., who is a
prominent mtmlwr of the Farmers'
Alliance, and was a candidate before the
Sixth district convention for congress,
savs frankly that L'nitwl States Senator
John J. Ingalls can not be defeated for re
election. Mr. Montgomery say he has
traveled extensively over the stele, ami
while he finds considerable opposition to
Senator Ingalls, it doen not amount to
enough to beat him, although the vote
will be close.
TO SUCCEED OUTHWAITE.
Logan, O , August 7. The Democratic
congressional convention of the Thirteenth
district nominated Irving Dungon of
Jackson county yesterday.
Macon, Ga., August 7 The Democrats
of the Sixth congressional district la con
vention yesterday renominated Jamas II.
SUMMER RESORT HOTEL BURNED.
Jacksovville. Fla., Augnst 7. Marrny
Hall, an elegant summer hotel at PwSlo
Beach, bnmed to the gronnd rfy this
morning. The hotel wa wood, foar stones
high, with numerous towers, tnrrets and
gables, and the flames made quick work of
it. Fire wa also communicated to th
beach pavillion. a prominent dance halL
and the depot of the Jacksonville & At
lantic railway, which were entirely con
sumed, also one small store, omr oi tec
railway company's properties.
Mnrfay Hall wa the property of John
G Cbnstopber and wile, of this city, and
valued at EjOO.OO). Con-vtopbers k, in
cluding fnrnitnre, is about 2S.ttO. lit
had over $49.tt insurance. The hotel had
been ksasd for the season to J. W. Camp
bell, proprietor of the St Janws hotel, tau
citv, wbo-e hx i flight. Th railway
company's Jo-a is Wgfltu. iBraacc IWM.
JUMPED INTO A WELL.
LakXD. Kan., August 7. Jofea Sparr.
a German 19 year of ar. committed sat
cide eight mile-, north of thfet city late yes
terday afternoon, by lnntpin? into an
eighty foot well in which there is ftf tra
feet of water When the body w reeer
ered it wsw ttmad that owe ana and Its: had
been broken by tfee folL Spsrr wa from
Pennsylvania and had no rstatrves in (Me
mrz ot the country. Skdksem and dat-poeMf-
jp2y prompted the dejd.
Topeka, Kan., Augusc7. The following
new organizations were chartered by the
secretary of state:
The Lantz Suspension Bridge company,
of Sedan. Directors George M. Lantz,
Philip D. Briggs. Victor S. Malone. Lewis
J. Willioms, S. E. Walker, Jacob "Walker,
all of Sedan: capital stock, $10,000.
The Omaha County Exchange company,
of Corning. Directors Hugh Ross, Geo.
Franklin and Jas. Brooks; capital stock,
The Rvns Planing Mill company, of
Kansas City. Directors W. PL Ryns, D.
D. Ryns, S. J. Ryns. S. M. Ryns, S. F.
Maurv: capital stock, 20,000.
The'Potwin "Water Supply company, of
Topeka; capital stock, $o,000. Directors
C. P. Baker, D. C. Tillotson, J. R. Moore,
B. F. Johnson and "W. P. Tomlinson.
Tho Abilene Suite bank, of Abilene,
Kan.; capital, ?C0,0CX). Directors O. 1.
Bronson. of Abilene; O. C. Merrificld, A.
S. Merrifield and J. E. Olds, of Ottawa,
111., and Walter M. Walker, of Xew York.
THE SPING WHEAT.
Little Danger of Damage Beyond That
Minneapolis, Minn.. August ".The
Northwestern Miller says as to the crop
situation: "The spring wheat crop is now
about all made. There is very little to
fear from the future, except the possible
frost in some northern sections, where the
gram is not ripened. In nearly all parts,
even of North Dakota, some fields are being
harvested, while others in the vicinity mny
uot be fit to cut jet for ten days. The
grain not already matured geuerally
promises well, as the weather for a few
davs has been excellent for it.
'"To get an estimate of the total yield,
calculations have to be based on very
different grounds from thoe of last year,
and until the llnal result is made through
actual tests of the spring, estimates will
be necessarily very wide apart, even from
the same localities. Elevator men. who
are unusually well posted as to probabili
ties along their several hues, generally ex
pect to handle more wheat than a year
ago. A few only talk of anything less
than last year." If results wero to Iks
figured on their expectations, there would
be more wheat in the northwest than a
year ago, though the grade will unques
tionably be lower. In the southern part
of Minnesota and Dakota very fair results
are shown in all but a few counties of
"Tho railroad management of all the
principal linos running north through
those parts estimate more wheat to be
hauled by their lines thnn lat year. And
they hauled more last year than in any
preceding year of .several. A grent deal of
damage has been done by heat in all parts
of the northwest and the prospective yield
of six weeks ago has been cut down a very
large per cent. There is very great differ
ence in estimates, owing to the different
methods of calculating. Where the pros
pect has thus been cut down according to
reports from some locality, say 50 per
cent, some people will call the remainder
half an average crop, and others half of
what had been previously expected, mak
ing very different results."
THE FLOUR OUTPUf.
The flour output for the lat week fell
somewhat short of the figures sot for it on
Wwlnesdny. Total flour production for
the week ending Saturday was loG,470 bar
rels, averaging ."(5,075 Iwirrels daily, against
lliViOO barrels the week before and 11!),050
barrels for the corresponding time
in 18S9, and 15(5 400 barrels in lSSS
Low water with its manifold trials and
tribulations is agams upon the mills and
steam is being once more put into use.
There were seventeen mills running yes
terday, producing at the rate of probably
21,500 barrelspurtwciity-fourhours. While
some firms have experienced a fair demand
for patents during the past week, tho ad
vance in prices necessitated by the upward
course of wheat has checked business. The
majontv of the mills have found it wctM
snrv to" add 20 to ."50 cents to their quota
tions. Some domestic sales of bakers are
reported at H.20ti,f-l.'S per barrel hre.
The export market is quiet and low.
MORE RECORDS SMASHED.
Two-Year-Old Pacing and Barnhart Time
Independence. la., August 7. Phenom
enal work was done at the Riiah mrk
track Manager, by Nutwood, broke the
2- ear-old pacing record, lowering It from
2-L'0i to&lfi't Barnhart, a full brother
to Allerton, lowered his record from 20i
Monmouth Park. AugiK 7 The win
ners of today's races were: Chao. Kll
deer. Clarendon, Newberry, Grimaldi,
Jenny V. For the Freehold stake ,
miles, there were only two entrtw, Twny
and Firenzi. Firenzi won by a neck in
BfFFALO. N. Y.. Augtiftt 7. Second day
trotting race- Dawson won the 2:27 trot,
Almont Wilkes -econd. . time 2.10
The free for all pace wa won by Mai
Painter, Gos-ip Jr., second. Beat time
Alfred won Lira 2.10 trot, Moekingblnl
second. Bet tinra 2.17.
SAP.ATfK,A, X. Y., AugiMl 7. Winners
of today's races; Worth, Keclnrw, Los
kAngeles, Wilfred, Carrw G.
GREAT REVIVAL MEETING.
SihtIaI )tMlHt u the DMly Kte.
ITbckll, I. T., August 7 The groaLast
meeting ever known in then parts closed
this week with a jubile More than ser
enty, all adults, profenMsd a new faith in
Christ, and all cla.-s's reached. B K.
Shiwhan. the evangelist, h compelled to
cease temporarily on account of failing;
voice, but he opnes the jrnna on Pirrwfl
J. ARTHUR HALL SUICIDES.
Beloit, Kh.. August 7 A bmmi known
a J Arthur Hall, formerly of Welling
ton, who h's mad this his home for the
pat mx month, suicutod by taking
lmidanum tU th Brunswick hotel today.
Hh family, a wif and twoyountf cbiMro.
raride nre. He reported tumult a atate
agent for otnc kind of electrical applianrw
and wu br but little of the uaaud
nuMle verr few acquaintance He w
about 30 year of ace He n&atml at the
hotel as from Topeka and hi wife did not
know he was in the city until informed of
SUIT AGAIKST HARPER.
CiXOSSATI, O , Auxaat 7 Unit wsa
brought ywterday saint the mmrtnmm at
E L Jlanwr. tb bank wrecker, ny the
Wern National Bank erf Xew York for
recovery of it claim of WW,) The hank
bold lonr iSO.Oa) noc ejrwutd by Gaar
and endorsed by Harper Ka-h note vm
Mc-ured by collateral m the Sam of Wi
share of Fidelity .
THAT FATAL COAL OK
Cnw:x(o, III, Ansa i.-Kn. Bear,
li-rinj; on One Hundred and Twwoty-cW-enta
4rvet. attempted to lteht her ttre
with kwoa-me. The can exploded, burn
ing her and ber lutJe niece, s montJu old.
Both died in 2t hour.
WEALTHY KAWSAS CfTYAK fAO.
Kays as Crrr. Xo.. Ansm 7 John i
MHtin. on of the wealthi mtm -rf tht
city, died here this morning after a brW
illnett from inftrnnaoon of the bowbv He
w oar of ae and ha tired In tai
county thirty-eiteht refcn. He fat leyotud
to be worth Jp5.t,tll. He leave a wife
and no children.
PELLEGRINI RECEIVED WITH JOY.
PAJta, AcrctH 7 A dfcmetc bfm
BcwneM Ayre ny$ the
ta iheahni of Ptale-
rejoictttg. Theettyh -ha-wMi. f
mfce the tes and depe&rw Jbe Wa-r e
TO IOWA RITES.
TIIE RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS
REACH A DECISION.
A Reduction Amounting to About
Ten Ter Cent Till be
The Joint Gommitttee of Eastern Asso
ciations Declines to Withdraw the
ITmform BUlof Ladin?.
A Large Masting of Shippers HW at Chi
cago to Protest Against the New Bill
Rnmors of a Combina Between
Gould and ths Santa le
KAXSAS Crrr, Mo., Aucnt 7. Tho
Times tomorrow will say that the rallroml
commlsMouer of Kmi5aa, a a rasnlt o.
their recent conference with the repre
.sentativ of tbe Kansas rail ways, hava de
termined to order a reduction of freight
rate-- ,o a to conform with the Iown
schedule. This i a reduction of about 10
per cent. The reduction will be iuhuo n
all merchandise and grain ind will bo
ordered in a day or two.
WILL NOT WITHDRAW IT.
The Railroads Say the Uniform Bill of
Lading Must Stand.
New York, August 7 The meottmr of
the joint committee of the Trunk Llnon
association and tht Central Tnitllo associ
ation adjourned today to reconvunu at Chi
enmo, Thm-day, Aincuht H The action
regarding the uniform bill of ludint; whs
the formulation of tho following lutturt
GiTsH-s I ston. Ka. t bilrronn Coaveattoa t
Commercial u.oci.Mot. i&kaco-
The joint committee in semiou Uxlny
carefully conHiaorod your request It H
our opiuion thar it will not be wise either
iu the interest of th shippers or the ear
riers to withdraw tho new: uniform bill of
lading from ue, tho concessions made at
the muetiui; on July - beiug hereby
approved and continued In force. It b a
better and simpler papwr for the uhlpfwr
thau the various and complicate! forms
formerly in iw-, and more available for
transfer and ue as collateral security
The form has lca adoptd after many
conferences and long consideration by all
the railroad companies In tho cuutral
traftlc association. Trunk line, Xew. Em;
laud and outnern railway and htoamship
associations, and tiie uniformity
so much to bo desired Ihih thun
Ikm'ii established If thin form
is abandoned it may result in thu Iosm of
the adoption of a Mugta uniform bill for
nil these carriers 1(hmii been adoptwd.
its reasonable amendment is a matter of
prompt and ready accomplishment with
guut'rul effect. e tberufore finuijest that
your convention appoint a cominliteo with
lepil counsel lo ad vino it. to mewt with tho
committee appointed by thw couventioti
yesterday to hear argument lu favor ot
amendment or complaint in rofrard to
the uniform tall of l;uHn.
Signed G. It. BI.AXCHAKD,
A MKKTIXO OK rHOTKSTOH.
Chicaw). Ill . AugnM; 7 This afternoon
a nnftiiiK compo-ssiFof the rwproattatattmni
of thecoiuiueit'tal orKRitiaationa of Dnl
nth, .Mimx-h.s. ht l'aul, Milwaukee.
Chicago, St I,ouIh, Peoria, Tolodo, Dt
iron. Indianapolis, Dnflalo, Ko-ton. Cin
cinnati. I, titis-iviUe and Kan City, iu
connection with the millers' national awi
ctatiott and ditHlwr and eattkt fewl'
committee of th Tailed Si, adopted
the following refeolaiiom'
Itaftolvcd, That our iwrnoat protwt
against th unjitMt and nnraasonaio
cooura pursued by thu roil
ways embraced In tka Central
Tramc, Trunk lin. Son thorn railroad and
st!amhip association ami thu United lake
lines b rtport"d.
Resolved. That w rreomiHa-l to all
shipper and reffbwr that thy conUnn
to make probttt affainat lb wnforcemeni
of this special contract and that all chnrsrt
which may be exactd a conpnMtlo for
shipping undor ctMloitiary conditioM and
liability b nbtnitt4d to propM- hxcat
tribunals forth purpue of tostinjc thir
jtutueM and raonblns.
THE AT0H1S0HAMD G0GLD.
Rumor of An Agrsswont Etw tkc
Nirw Yoke. Adkom. 7 Not muck km
ben Muard lately of the noKottntiooi which
it h know wer under way a eoanl of
month ao bet wn th Mkori PmImo
and Atchiaon road, looking to a pratieHl
consolidation of thrir -outfvwrn inlir
miM It ha, in fart, aayi ito Th tJu
morning. bfa tatid In Wall trt. with
more or 1- drcnmatantUl frWc U
aupport tb" teffon, that tb mfgotiatJona
brtwisrn the Atch!on jm-ooW and Mr
(HKiid ww at an end that Mr (tonld waa
in bad hnmor ami intent en keeping up
tb war which mt bort th Inconta of both
road laat year It U nrobabl. bow
ew, that it will not h vry
befor it i diesvfrd that tho nuMor
ar far from ta troth. Mr Gonkl la atlll
in oonfercne with tb nnaact. magnate
controlllae thu Attniaon property and it fc
taied upon what U ory do to a tidal
authority that very nrntttUl prorww hat
ts?n mad- toward harmonising uw
fltctiasr interval that hav nUftarto fc
tb road aoart. It U latUnaAad tha tim
rraai$tnnt in proao, hi M bf a -iroo
tradic ajrre-nait by which taw &rri
tory U to be dirid!, trac aliofcad1 nmd
rates put op and kpt no Tknrm fm
ph ofconaaqoMKw who Jaclwrt tk&C th
AttbfeW- ambition lo gnin control o. tfc
MjMsCrttri Pacific and ita alltorf prtapNty ha
not fc-on by any wtmmu ah-mrlnnsat
A "QT OIVIOCMO.
Botrroy. Man.. Angna 7 -T-w Chhw,
Sstrbnsum ik Qnlnry vodUjr tfadavarf alX
pa- cet dirt-Wand, yajmfate Banwtr ML
VMmmto. Aina 7-47 wl M
Cook will i- --HH to tho 4mttmo
a (ttvMon w laauOtp-ar a m rm.
KCV OFFICE HOLDS
WAattOWTOS. A 7. The frtfanfauc
t tao ipaw
Hagfa, pcmmc ntghnfty.
V1U A MMtth. of C-IWnooK anwr
ml at A briar, to Vo Mil it ' if rf
the laiwrt raato-i that
-wimrt Mtinx jwnmnA, to W
and istani adintaat gMtnl,
Xaror MmrUi UmrUmr,
tMBl KMMTtU tO b UmtsMI I
CHICAGO 6VECOMO IM SIM.
W.URiHiTov. Ag 7 Tn PjMnf
eOsUrl a ain t by the c an Mnait
4ws tho ii i-1 ton or Ctaewc to
1 LltfSJS. Th la mm Inn cUrtoar lh
ah ads of mijm or tULB pr - 1 Th
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