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YOL. XIU, NO. 86.
WICHITA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING AUGUST 27, 1890.
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50 MOBE OBJECTION TO THE TARIFF
lie Contents Himself With Com
menting Upon the Strange Ac
tion of Democrats.
All Efforts to Secure Reduction on Lead
0re3 Useless Sugar Schedules
Tobacco Next to be Considered Mr. Grain
Objects to Being Held Responsible for
Absence from the House A Day
of E3?bustering and "Wrang-
WAsmyfiTOX, August 23. A substitute
for theliouse bankruptcy bill was reported
by Mr. Hoar from the judiciary committee
and was placed on the calendar.
Mr. Plumb's resolution directing the
committee on rules to report a measure to
prohibit tbe sale of spirituous, vinous or
malt liquors in the senate wing of the
capitol, was taken up.
Mr. Blair moved to amend the resolu
tion by im-erting after the word "liquors"
the words "and their use as a beverage."
In the absence of Mr. Butler, who had
offered an amendment directing the daily
Bearch of committee rooms and other
apartments, the matter was laid over till
The memorandum offered yesterday by
Mr. Aldrich fixing the time for considera
tion and for voting on the tariff bill was
presented, the presiding officer stating that
Unanimous consent was asked for having
Objection was made by Mr. Morgan and
other Democratic senators to having the
memorandum take the shape of nn order
of the senate and after an interchange of
opinion on that point, Mr. Aldrich with
drew that form and confined his motion to
a request for unanimous consent to the
Mr. Plumb suggested that there was
something behind the matter that was not
perfectly apparent to the public. The sol
emn interchange of suggestion yesterday
between the senator from Rhode Island ana
the senator from Maryland reminded him
somewhat of the historic remark between
the governor of North Carolina and the
governor of South Carolina laughter; it
recalled also the remark of the two augurs
who could look in each other's face with
out smiling. It was time, Mr. Plumb
thought, that the curtain was rung
down and the lights put out. An
agreement had been been made by
which Democratic senators were to forego
their opposition (or at all events their Ie-
uiwii upuaiiuu; IU IliU UlUU UJI1 WHICH j
nau oeen ucscnoeu as so utterly and ab
horrently objectionable and of course he
presumed that it was in order that some
thing else might be had which was desira
ble to them. He would interpose no ob
jection to the memorandum.
The memorandum was then .agreed to
by unanimous consent.
The conference report on the sundry
civil appropriation bill was presented and
The paragraph in regard to reserve sites
which segregates anil reserves from entry
!! juch alias hereafter made or hereafter
to be made, was criticised by Mr. Sanders
who thanked the senate conferers (ironi
cally) for having sacrificed the interest of
the people of Montana to the insultable
maw of the house.
Mr. Allison defended the action of the
senate conferees and explained the ex
treme difficulty which they had encoun
tered in dealing with the subject.
After a long discussion the vote was
taken and the conference report on the
sundry civil appropriation bill was agreed
The tariff bill was then taken up, the
question being on the lead paragraph, to
which Mr Coke had offered an amend
ment to mako tho lead extracted from sil
ver ores free of duty, and Mr. Plumb had
offered one reduciug the duty on lead ore
and lead dros from IV cents to cent.
Before proceeding with that paragraph
Mr. Plumb gave notice of an amendment
to the bill which he would offer at the ap
propriate time. The amendment was
read. It is (with some few modifications)
the bill for reciprocity with Canada
introduced by Mr. Butterworth in tho
house of representatives. Senator Plumb
proposes to restrict the operations of the
reciprocal arrangements to manufactured
articles and minerals. Mr. Plumb then
epuke in favor of his amendment.
Mr. Sanders opposed tho two amend
ments. At the close of the discussion Mr.
Plumb's motion to reduce the duty on
If .id ore from x$ to 4 cent a pound was
voted on and was rejected ye is 18, nays
IN (Mr. Plumb being the only Republican
senator who voted for it).
Mr. Coke's amendment making lead
extracted from silver ore free of duty was
then voted on and was alo rejected yeas
10, nays .10. A strict party vote, as'.Mr.
Plumb did not vote.
No other amendment was offered to the
Paragraph 107 puts a duty of 3 cents a
pound on crude nickel. The finance com
mittee recommends the striking out of
tiie paragraph. Agreed to.
The next paragraph, relating to nickel
r.ud nickel oxide, was amended under the
ivport of the finance committee by reduc
ing the duty from 15 to S per cents a
Schedule "E" relating tojugar, duiving
been reached, ;Mr...Aldrioh safd, that '.the
tommittoe proposed to let that schedule
be parsed over informally for the present
so that schedule "F" relating to tobacco
and its manufacture would be the first
tmng to come up tomorrow.
SPENT IN TALK
llessrs. Grain and Turner of New York
Raise the "Wind.
"WASHINGTON, Augut '26. Before read
ing the journal Mr. McClnmmy, of North
Carolina, made the point of order that
t here was no quorum present. A call of
ike house was ordered and 120 members re
sponded to thoir names.
Mr. Paysou, of Illinois, offered a resolu
t' in for the arrest of absentees, pending
L.ich Mr. Enloe moved an adjournment.
The motion to adjourn was lost yeas 3S,
The speaker statexl that the clerk had an
nounced to him that there were 149 mem
ber present, more than a quorum. Other
proceedings under the call were dispensed
A.rhand the journal was read and ap
proved. One hundred and fifty nine members
having responded to their nnme, and nine
teen members having reported their pres
ence to the clerk, the speaker pro tern (Mr.
Pay-on) announced that there was a quo
After a Ions dicussion upon whether
the lard bill or the option bill was in order,
the speaker decided that the next business
in order was the roil call on the passage of
the Conger lard bill. An appeal was made
from the decision and filibustering fol
lowed. Mr. Morgan, of Mississippi, moved an
adjournment, stating that he did so in
good faith, believing that it was possible
to come to some arrauement in rogard to
the lard bill. The motion to adjourn was
lost yeas 46, nays 12.1.
Mr.'Canuon, of Illinois, then offered a
resolution directing the serg'eantat-arms
to notify absent members to return to
Washington without delay and revoking
all leaves of absence except those granted
on account of illness. The resolution re
cites that today the legislative proceed
ings were interrupted by want of
a quorum; that certain members (men
tioned by name) answered to their names
under the calls, but did not respond on the
regular roll calls, many of them leaving
the hall so they could not be counted.
Messrs. Blount, Crain, Wheeler, Os
borne, Hatch and others protested against
the resolution, saying that it was an un
just arraignment of every member men
tioned in it, and its adoption would be a
censure of those members. There was
great confusion in the house. Finally Mr.
Oram was recognized and said:
"This is nothing but a petty species of
bulldozing, the object being to threaten us
in order to compel us to vote. I doubt if
we had adopted this line of proceedure when
the so-called Lodge bill was before the
house it would not be in the senate
waiting consideration. I say the "so
called" Lodge bill, because I believe that
the author was not Lodge but that he was
only the wet-nurse. Laughter I am re
sponsible to my constitutents alone. I
went out of the chamber intentionally to
avoid being counted as present and not
voting. I even took my hat and umbrella
away because I have had it asserted that
clerics and pages were sent to the cloak
room to nunt up hats and umbrellas in
order that the speaker might count hats
and umbrellas present and not voting."
Mr. Burrows, of Michigan Is not the
gentleman from Texas aware that he was
violating one of the rules of the house in
Mr. Crain It is perfectly Jimmaterial to
me whether I did or not. If I sit in my
chair and am counted as voting when I
did not, I will get out of my chair.
Mr. Turner, of New York, referred to
the case of Anderson and Hayes, who had
been present all day protecting honorable
pairs, yet were named in the like position.
Yet this "windv breeze from the nrairies.
with his corkscrew gestures," attempted
to hold members of the house up to public
scorn and indignation
From time to time. Republican members
called fora vote, but Mr. Turner refused to
yield the floor, and announcing that he in
tended to talk for at least an hour if his
voice held out, continued his remarks.
Altogether, Mr. Turner managed to con
sume the three-quarters of an Lour he had
undertaken to fill out and when he con
cluded, amidst the applause of the Demo
cratic side, on motion of Mr. Brosius the
An Explanation of the Provisions of the
"Wasiiixgtox, August 26. Director of
the Mint Leech says there seems to be a
general misapprehension as to the opera
tions of the new silver law in case the
price of silver should advance to parity
with gold. It has been stated, he says.
'that in such case the government will
cease buying, while others hold that we
will then have tree coinage. If silver
should reach its old parity the govern
ment would continue to buy 4,300,000
ounces a month (or so much "thereof as
mignt oe ouereu) under tne provisions
of the present law. The new law
does not provide that purchases shall
cease when silver reaches parity, but that
the go'ernment shall not pay more than
51 for 3713 grains of pure silver, or, what
is the same thing, shall not pay more than
?1.29J9 per fine ounce. The amount of
pure silver in the silver dollar being 371jf
grains, if the government paid SI. 2929 per
fine ounce (480 grains) it would bo paying
exactly SI for 371 i grains; that is to say,
the market value of the pure silver in the
silver dollar would be exactly equal to the
face value of the coin, so that the govern
ment could lose nothing by continuing to
buy at that rate which the law contem
plates. "While this would not be free coinage,
and in the absence of further legislation,
there is no provision for free com ge, it
would be p actically free coinage for 4,
500.000 oui. os of silver a month; that is,
we would receive from depositors 4,500,000
ounces of silver and give them for it the
exact amount of money which 4,500,000
ounces would make in coin. Of course,
the government could not pay in excess of
that rate, because if it did the value of the
silver dollar would be greater than its
value as a coin, which would be a losing
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
Washington, August 20. The following
pensions were issued: Original Special
Didier Gervez, DeSoto; Halvin Briukley,
Clav Center; John Harmon, Oketa; Har
ley F. Davis. Halcyon; Robert L. Powers.
Lebanon; James E. Logan, Wellington;
David Rcdley, Olathe; James R. Bush,
Osborne; Jonas Ray, Lebanon; T. B. Hat
ton, Melveru; Andrew H. Stanton. Leav
enworth; William W. Raqen, Oswego;
John N. Murray, Leavenworth; Thomas
W. McDaniel, Lane; John A. Turner,
Hartford; Thomas McLigner, Rossville;
Robert N. Markey, Johnson City; John
Walters, Baileyville; Henry D. Sally,
Wetmore; Jonathan P. Mntthews, Sa
betha; Norman H. Lord. McPherson. Dan
iel Okeson, Corning; William F. Yount,
Reissue Thomas Kennedy, Cairo; Dan
iel P. Baker, Fredonia; John M. Harris,
Great Bend; George Lease, Milan; Henry
B. Nichols, Seneca; Peter Shane, Canton;
Je-e D. Calvert, Irving.
Reissue and increase Reuben L. Morri
cal (deceased) Beverly; James H. Doyle,
Emporia; Samuel Walker, Radical Citv.
Original widows, eta (Special act) Mary
A., widow of Charles Hooper, Sedan; Re
giana. widow of Henry C. Bellows, Ha
veusville; Mary C , widow of Reuben L.
Morrical, Beverly; Mary S.. widow of
Abrahom Leonard, Burlingame; Martha
J., mother of Erastus M. Seeley, Neosho
TURNING THE TABLES. - '
Washington, August 26. Captain Allen
V. Reed, who was recently investigated by
a naval court of inquiry on charges pre
ferred by Admiral Gillis. has been restored
to his command of the United States shin
Richmond. Admiral Gillis was detached j
from his command yesterday and placed
on waiting orders.
A SLICK SWINDLER.
iNiUANArns. Ind., August 26. Frank
Rowland, of Topeka, Kan., who some time
aeo swindled an investiment company of
Wichita out of a large sum of money on a
mutilated abstract of title, has been ar
rested here. He was arrested and released
on a writ of habeas corpus, but rearrested
and gave bond. He then went to Chilli
cot he, O , where he fell upon a deal for
6,400 acres of land. Before this was con
summated he secured $1,100 on bogus
check and fled. He then organized a land
company which proposed to sell 85,000
acres of Texas lands. Bonds were issued
and a Texas farmer was swindled out of
$30,000 in that state. When arrested here
yesterday Rowland was in the act of
perfecting a deal in real estate.
THE ROADS WILL OBEY.
Kansas Citt, Mo., August 25. The
Journal will say tomorrow that the Kan
sas railroads have decided to obev the
order of the state board of railroad com
missioners by which local distance freight
rates in the state were reduced about 30
per cent. The new rates will probably go
into effect September 1.
Hartford. Conn., Angu-t 26. Opening
graud circuit races: Wardwrll won the
'i-17 pace. Emma second. Bet time 2:11V.
Ttie '2M trot was won by Semi-Colon,
Leopard -second. Best time:2r.
Monmouth Paf.k, X. J., August 26.
Winners of today's races: Teddy. Vent
ure, Castalia. Tea Tray. Key West, Budd
hist, Daisy Woodruff, Montague.
THE PURPOSES OF THE FARMERS'
The People's Party Not Recognized
in Preferences to Any
A Return to the Republican Pold Now
in Order Sentiments of an
Editor Ohapm an, of Fort Scott, Nominated
for Congress by the Democrats of the
Second District Many Counties
'Name Delegates to Conven
tions General Politi
Lawrence, Kan., August 26. The farm
ers of Kansas who havelieen counted upon
to swell the vote of the so-called People's
ticket are in many instances wheeling into
line and renewing their allegiance to the
Republicans. In Douglas county Sarcoxia
Alliance at its last meeting adapted the
Whereas, It is currently believed that
the Farmers' Alliance has been organized
into a political party by the men who hold
the offices therein; and
Whereas, It is pretended by some of our
brotherhood and others that Alliance prin
ciples bind Alliance members to vote for
the nominees of the People's party; there
fore, be it
Resolved, by Sarcoxia Alliance No. 2070,
That we affirm what we understand to be
sound Alliance doctrine at this point, to
wit, that no one by becoming an Alliance
member impairs m the slightest degree
that inalienable right and duty which be
longs to American citizenship, to take a
proper interest in the politics of this Amer
Resolved, That it is the unwritten law
of this republic, binding upon all the citi
zens thereof and recognized by most of
them, that they must affiliate with the
political party that will best carry out cor
rect principles in the administration of
government in all its relations and obliga
tions which is most nearl' corresoondiug
to their judgment as the wise-.t in policy,
soundest in principles and safest in the
custody or management of governmental
NOT A CANDIDATE.
Secretary Blaine Says He Will Not Be in
Washington, August 26. A Washing
ton special to the Philadelphia Times has
following alleged trustworthv news:
A close and intimate friend of Mr.
Blaine is said to have a'.ked him quite
recently whether he would, under any
circumstances, be acandidate for the presi
dency in 1S92, or whether he would allow
his friends to push his cause before the
national convention. The secretary, in
reply, declared in the most positive way
that he had no intention of becoming a
presidential candidate and did not care to
pose even as a possibility. He hod no
doubt that his friends would be delighted
to bring his name before the convention at
a single word from him, but he added em
phatically that he did not intend to give
This news has created considerable dis
cussion here, as many of the secretary's
friends had concluded faom his recent ac
tions that he was not unwilling to seek
the nomination and had already begun to
figure on the possibilities of such an occur
rence. While none of his friends were
willing to speak for publication in the mat
ter there seemed to be a general feeling
that the secretary's announcement was to
be taken in all seriousness and sincerity.
In this connection one of Mr. Blaine's
closest allies in congress aid, today, in his
opinion the recent attitude of the Repub
licans on the tariff and election bills had
much to do with the secretary's determin
ation. "He is very strongly opposed to the
election bill," said this congressman, "ami
he is almost as hostile to the.McKinley bill
as it now stands. His eilorts to bring his
own views before the people have been so
badly recei"ed by many of his former
friends in congress that he is disposed to
await the outcome of events rather thau
to put himself at the head of the party in
its preseut lino of policy.
"His friends in the senate are undoubt
edly anxious to rush through a measure
providing for some sort of reciprocity, but
even that program has been chanced so
much from the one originally urged by
the secretary that it by no means meets
his approval, even if it can pass the house,
which contingency seems very doubtful.
Altogether it is not to be doubted, in my
opinion, that the secretary does not care
for the Republican nomination because he
is not in sympathy with the policy and
plans of the other Republican leaders."
Resolutions by the Wichita Board of Trade
Council Bluffs, la., August 26. The
tenth annual session of the National
Farmers' congress began here today Hon.
R. F. Kalb, president of the congress, pre
sided. Governor Boies delivered an ad
dress of welcome and President Kalb
delivered his annual address. Committees)
were appointed and adjournment was had
At the afternoon session a resolution
from the Wichita board of trade demand
ing the passage by congress of the anti
option bill was presented for adoption but
altera heated discussion was referred to
the committee on resolutions. Addresses
closed the session.
SECOND DISTRICT DEMOCRATS.
OLATHE, Kan.. August 26. The Demo
cratic convention of the Second district is
in session in Hayes' opera house today.
The convention was called to order at 10
o'clock by William Julian, chairmau of
the central committee W. C. Jones, of
Allen county, was elected temporary
chairman, and W C. Perry, of Bourbon,
temporary secretary The uual com
mittees were appointed and the convention
adjourned until L.TO o'clock.
When the convention convened at 1:30
o'clock the committee on permanent or
ganization reported the Hon. S. R. Rige.
of Douglass, as permanent chairman, and
D. B. Adams, of Bourbon, as secretary.
The convention nominated J. B. Chap
man, editor of the Fort Scott Tribune, for
NO ONE BUT NVKINLEY.
Cleveland. O . Augut 2t. The opera
house in Masillon was jatned full of Re
publicans when the bic McKinley conven
tion opened at Massillon at 2 o'clock thl
afternoon. A telegram from Secretary
Blaine was raid, causing chennc Judge
Mun-on. of Mt-dina. made the speech
nominating McKmley When McKmlf r's
name was pronounced the cheers and
shouts that aroe fairly shook the hou-e
When the vote was was called for tbe walls
quivered with the mighty "aye" that went
up and the crowd chtwred and cheerai
acain. Major McKinley then followed
with his speech of acceptance, which was
a masterly effort. A number of other
speeches were made. Had tbe convention
ended amid creat enthusiasm.
FINNEY COUNTY DELEGATES.
Garden City, :Kan., August 26. The
Republicans of Finney county today
selected delegates to the state convention.
They were instructed for Humphrey for
governor, Higgins for secretary of state
and Burtis, of Finney county, for auditor.
The resolutions endorse Ingalls and
Plumb and demand immediate con
gressional legislation on irrigation.
Trot, Kan., August 26. The Doniphan
county Republicans today elected dele
gates to the state congressional and
judicial conventions. The resolutions en
dorse Ingalls, Plumb and Morrill, favor
the election of the state raUway commis
sioners by vote of the people, favor the re
election or an state omcer& wuu are serv
ing their first term and the nomination of
S. N. Johnson for state treasurer.
AN UNINSTRUCTED DELEGATION.
Iola, Kan., August 26. The Republican
county convention today put a county
ticket in the field and elected delegates to
the state convention. The resolutions en
dorse the state and national administra
tions, oppose resubmission, favor Ingalls'
return to the senate. The delegates to the
state convention are uninstructed, but are
believed to favor Stewart for treasurer and
Waller for auditor.
NORTH CAROLINA NEGROES.
Raleigh, X. C, August 26. A state
convention of negroes was held here toda y.
Resolutions were adopted endorsing the
national administration, the force bill and
the Blair educational bill. More political
recognition was demanded from the Re
publican party. ,
Boise Cm', Idaho, August 20. The
first state Democratic convention met here
yesterday afternoon and effected a tempo
rary organization. Ex-Congressman Hill,
of the Sixth district of Ohio, addressed a
large audience last night.
MORROW WILL GO BACK.
San Francisco. Cal., August 26. Re
publicans of the Fourth congressional dis
trict last night renominated V. W. Mor
row by acclamation.
FROM CLARK COUNTY.
The Farmers Well Fixed and Prospects of
ASHT.AND. Kan., August 25. Special
correspondence. Clark county farmers
are yet in a happy state of'mind. The
wheat crop reported in our letter of May
9 has turned out fully as good as was ex
pected. The larger portion has been
threshed out and so far as we have been
able to learn from threshing machine men,
the yield of wheat will average twenty-five
bushels to the acre for all acreage sown
prior to October 10. Later sown wheat
has not done quite so well, but the aver
age of the county is a fraction over nine
teen bushels to the acre, estimated by a
well-informed machine man. Mr. Joseph
Hensiey's whole, crop from three farms
turned out twenty-two bushels and a peck
to the acre. The best large crop of wheat
was raised by the Nunemacher brothers,
three miles east of Ashland. It was of
the little May variety. The yield was a
fraction over twenty-five bushels to the
acre for the whole crop. It tested sixty
one pounds to the bushel by Fairbanks
latest improved scales. The Nunemacher
brothers are good farmers and have never
failed to raise good crops Our best May
wheat sold here in Ashland yesterday for So
cents a bushel. There isirore money in the
wheat th..t has been harvested this season
than all the corn that has been produced
since this county was organized. There
were some long faces about the time that
corn was drying up all over the country,
but our people now think they have struck
the key note to success. Wheat has been
crowned as king of Clark county, and no
doubt people in adjoining counties are of
the same opiniou as it has been prove'n by
actual figure that wheat can be raised on
corn and castor bean stubble at a cost not
exceeding 22 cents a bushel. Therefore all
corn fields will be sown in wheat this fall.
All of the three banks in Ashland and a
number of Ashland business men will
have wheat sown. The Winton& Demiug
bank will undertake to have several
hundred acres put in. Two huudred acres
are ready for the drill now, and they have
a large force of hands preparing more
ground. The First National bank and the
Ashland State bank have aKo arranged to
have a large amount of wheat sown. It is
safe to say that the three banks will
have over 1,000 acres sown. A
large amount of rye will be
sown by such of our farmers as want
it for pasture. Rye grows to perfection
here, and any one hning from twenty to
thirty acres of early sown rye and ISO to
200 tons of straw and other feed for stock
are in good shape to handle cattle. The
light corn crop will not be a drawback. In
fact the farmers are in good shape. Thev
have cot throujrh living on borrowed
money and speculation, and when we find
a well stocked farm and inquire into the
matter we are told that it was made out of
the farm and stock.
We have had light showers for the last
two weeks every few days, but not enough
to wet down deep until yesterday. Rain
commenced to fall about 3 o'clock and
over four inches fell between, that time
and 10 o'clock. Nothing newhere in the
way of politics. The fact is one can find
ten men discussing the wheat and cattle
business where one talks politics. There
is no longer a call for for free range. The
people now realize they are better off than
they would be if the stock law should be
changed, they have all the range they
want a it is. Cattle are in line condition.
All of the creeks and ponds are filled with
water. The health of the people is cood.
1 and IMh&anythin&to complaiajof we
MUST STOP THEtCONTRUCTION.
ST. Paul, Minn., Auirust 26. Indian
Commissioner Morgan ha-. ent a telecram
to Agent Sheerer, at the White River
acency, directing him to notify the Du
luth & Winnepeg railroad companv that
all work on the road through the Winne
bago Shishi reservation must be stopped.
Two months ago a bill wa passed giving
the road the right of way throueb the
reservation. The Indians complained that
the whites were trespassing on their tim
ber land and the Indian commissioner or
dered the work stopped at once. The
company objected and kept on at work.
The interior department rendered an em
phatic decision against the company, say
ing tho work could not lawfully proceed.
a QUICK DUELTO DEATH.
JrKCTIOX ClTT. Ky., Aumist 2f. Two
men named Hamilton and Ferguson, who
were employed on the Lonisvilte : Nash
ville railroad, and who so far as is known
were friends, had a duel yesterday which
resulted in the death of both. HAmilton
accused Ferguson of making disparaging
remarks about his wife The lis was
passed and both men drew their revolvers.
Ferguson wr hot four times and Hamil
ton three Both men died in a few min
utes. The duel took p!ee m tbe railroad
yards and wai ; qaickly fought that no
one had time to interfere.
TO OPEN NEW COAL FIELDS.
Deio. Tex, Aucwt ai An import
ant mating w bekl thi- afternoon at the
Stat Natioual bank looking to tbe open
ins of new ooa! h"e!d is Punola comity,
Chickasaw nation. Hon. Iwis Reynolds,
Jndge Washburn. Hon. Dave Collia?.
Hon. Frank Colbert nod several other
leading citizens of the Chicka-aw nation
were pre-eut to confer witn capitalists who
propose to furnish money for tbe develop
ment of tbe mines. The new mines will
be disiant from Denisoa aboot tn mi!
and four ralJes from the Texas fise.
THF LIT REACHED.
STRIKERS WILL BE GRANTED NO
Determined to Stand
Unit Against the
Alleged Unjust and Irresponsible Action
of the Chicago Strikers Causes
The Switching Association Dissolved and
Employes Discharged Every Chicago
Eoad Likely to be Tied Up-The
Alton Already Involved The
CHICAGO, 111., August 26. "Every Chi
cago railroad and all their connections and
every railroad in the United States will be
tied up unless there is a withdrawal of the
demands of the striking switchmen of the
Stock Yards Switching association."
These were the words of General Manager
Chappell, of tho Chicago & Alton railroad,
today in speaking of the strike at the stock
yards inaugurated last evening bv the
switchmen employed by the Stock Yards
Switching association after the strike of
the engineers and firemen had been settled.
"The railways will not grant the de
mands of the switchmen and will not yield
to their threats." continued Mr. Chappell.
"No amount of injury to property or
months of idleneness, and even the abso
lute loss of every cent of revenue by every
Chicago road will swerve the railways
from this course."
This matter was discussed at a meeting
of general managers last night after word
hadbeen received that the stock yards'
switchmen had struck. The general
managers of nearly all the roads were
present, and they were fortified by
the presence of many presidents
and vice presidents. All were authorized
at a previous consultation to enter into an
agreement to fight to the end, no matter
what the results may De.
"It is the first time that the railways
ever united. Thev will stand firm as a
rock, however, if it ties up every road in
the country indefinitely and bankrupts all
of those engaged in it. It has come to the
ouestion of the roads being bankrupted by
irresponsible employes and the roads de
cideu to fight it right here. I expect every
Chicago road will De tied up. How much
further the war will extend no one can
"Our course as agreed upon has been made
necessary by the demands and lawless con
duct of the "men. They quit work without
a momeut's notice, leaving thousands of
dollars worth ot freight to perish on the
track. They do not meet us first in arbi
tration but inflict injury that is bevond
calculation in dollars and cents. There
seems to be no power in the courts to check
these men. To got that power is the
reason of the combine entered into by the
The rumor that the striking stock yards
switchmen had repented of their haste and
asked to be taken back by the switching
association at the old rate of wages, is
found to be groundless. The switchmen
are still out tonight and packing town is
idle once more. The roads have
dissolved their switching associa
tion, declared the strikers dis
charged, and say that each road will
hereafter do its own switching. The great
problem now is will the employes ot the
various roads consent to uo tnis worK
f ormerly done by the strikers or will they
declare they are takiriK the place of strik
ers in doing this switching and refuse to
enter tho yards. If the latter position be
assumed by the employes of the various
lines every road entering Chicago may be
The strike on the Alton is not expected
to be serious The switchmen's union has
notified the strikers that they have no just
grievance. General Manager Chappell
says that none of the strikers will be taken
back under any circumstance.
NEW York, August 26. About 2.500
persons, including curiosity seekers and a
heavy police force, attended the mass
meeting of the Knights of Labor at Union
square tonight. It did not equal either in
number or enthusiasm the expectations of
the projectors of the meeting. Interest
centered mainlv in Mr, Powderly, leader of
the knights. The former employes of the
ew York Central in this city marched in
a body to the square, behind a drum corps.
The men were loudly cheered by the
The police precautions were excellent.
Inspector Williams was in charge. He
had 250 men in line in full view opposite
the speaker's stand and three captains were
beside him as aides. In the station house
the reserves were all in waiting.
When Mr. Powderly arose to spealt he
was greeted with cheers. He aid there
was no cause for being disheartened
because the Terre Haute convention
had not ordered a strike. The
knights had their support and
that whs all they wanted. The
Central officers did not speak truly when
they said all freight was being delivered.
He asked the merchants to demand their
goods and if the road could not deliver
them its charter could be revoked. Re
garding Chief Arthur, of the engineers, he
said Mr. Arthur had recently sat on a
platform with railroad officials at New
Haven, and they put their arms around
his neck. In conclusion, Mr Powderly de
clared the strike to be not alone by the
people of New York, but by the people of
SWITCHMEN OUT NOW.
Chicago, 111., August '26 The strike of
the switchmen of the Stock Yards Switch
in c association after the grievance?1 of the
engineers and firemen had been ad
justed yesterday evening put a new
phase on the situation and this morning it
was decided to dissolve the association and
allow each road to do its own switching
The striking switchmen were no longer
required and new men were procured to
do the switchmz During the early hours
of the morning little was done In the way
of clearing the tracks of the freight oars
but it was announced that work wonld
commence in earnest shortly before noon.
THE CENTRAL TAKING FREIGHT.
CHICAGO, 111., August 23. The following
dispatch was received this morning at th i
onlc oi tne Lase shore road from txeorge
H. Daniels, general passenger agent of tbe
New York Central; "Our operating de
partment La authorized tbe freight de
partment to resume the carrying of per
ishable freight. Our tratnc is being han
dled without delay. Oar passenger trains
are on time.''
DEMAND INCREASED PAY.
Chicago. I1L, Aajrast 23. Tbe delega
tion of Illinois Central train roes called
upon Geaeral Manager Beck this moraing
with tbe new schedule of wage? tbey
asked. Mr. Beck promised to give tbem
an answer tea Ly? hence Tbe new scale
provides for an increase of waees all along
tbe line of from 5 to 3D per coat.
PLEASED WITH THE ACTION.
AlBAXT, N. Y . Angnst 23 Several of
tbe nieobers of tbe executive board wbich
was ia s-ssekw bere yesterday, to iaier
views tbia morning express! thentiela
as cre3tlT pleased witb tbe actio: the
sepreae council yesterday.
ALTON SWITCHMEN STRIKE.
Chicago, I1L: August 26. The switch
men on the Chicago & Alton struck this
morning. A detachment of police has
been sent to the yards of the company.
Tho strike began last night and continues
today. The passenger trains are moving
all right but the freights are tied up.
The cause of the strike, as explained by
the trainmaster, is that the company put
one of its old employes in charge of the
yard at Brighton, whereas the men wanted
a man of their selection. The company re
fused to grant it and, the strike is the
INJURED BY A DERAILED TRAIN.
Leavexworth, Kan., August 26. The
Kansas Central express, which left this
place at 9:30 this morning, was derailed in
the Salt creek valley, six miles west of
here, and the baggase car and one coach
were overturned. The following persons
were injured: W. J. Martin, "Arkansas
City, bruised about the thighs: W. O. Al
len, Kansas City, injured on the shoulder;
Mrs. M. Leonard, Blaine. Kan., broken
nose and face cut; Mrs. K, L. Bailey and
daughter, Easton, Kan., cut and bruied;
Conductor Smith, sprained left arm. The
injured were brought here and attended
to. The accident is supposed to have been
caused by a broken truck under the bag
M'VICKER'S THEATER BURNED.
Chicago. 111.. August 2(5. Fire broke
out in McVicker's theater this morning at
3:30 o'clock. Loss $100,000 to the proprie
tor and $100.000 to the occupants of the
theater office portion. A fireman. Jack
Duffey, had his skull fractured by a fall
ing wall and will probably die.
The theater is a toUd wreck. The loss
to the "Shenandoah" company which was
playing at the theater is close to $200,000;
A MILL DESTROYED.
ATCnisox. Kan., August 26. The River
side mill at Waterville is reported to have
been destroyed by fire last night. Loss
$12,000 to 15,000.
CHRISTIAN TURNS HEBREW.
Roland B. Gelatt Embraces Judaism to
Win a Wife.
KAKSAS ClTT, Mo., August 20. Tho
marriage of a pretty Jewess to u well
known young newspaper man, who, in
order to gain her hand, became a member
of the Jewish church, is just now absorb
ing tho interest of the Hebrews of Kansas
City. The ceremony was performed by
Rabbi Berkowiu, at the home of the
bride's parents Sunday night. Tho
groom was Roland Bernard Gelatt,
and the brido Miss Ada Reefer.
Two years ago, while Mr. Gelatt was
employed on a Kansas City paper, they
mot and loved Miss Reefer had been
reared in the faith of her people, and would
not consent to a marriage outside their
church. To Gelatt's mind there appeared
but one thing to do, he must become a
Jew, and this he determined to do. He
consulted Rabbi Berkowitz about the mat
ter, and made his plea so strong that the
rabbi, who is one of the leaders in the pro
gressive movement in Judaism, deter
mined to aid him. Gelatt explained that
the reliiriou. belief which he has alwavs
held was almost identical with that of the
Church of Israel, so that with sincerity
he could enter into the fold of the syna
gogue. Being unwilling to act in the matter
hiui'-elf, Rabbi Burkowitr. put Galett on
eighteen months' probation, and devoted
himself very assiduously to an exhaustive
study of all the laws, traditions and pre
cellents governing the admission of a male
adult to the Jewish church. He issued a
circular-letter to the leading rabbis all
over the country asking their opinions,
and received many favorable respom-es to
support Ins course in admitting into his
church a prcelyte without having com
piled with all the rite of tho church.
which, however, Gelatt was will
ing to do Having received tho
desired support in his course,
the rabbi declined to make a Jew out of
Gelatt. In the presence of a quorum of
the couzregation, the Bnal Jehudah syna
gogue, Gelatt made a confession of hia
faith in Judaium and signed a pupr biud
inir hiniielf to live the remuinder o Ida
life under the laws of ,M(ht and the
guidance of the. synagogue, and to raise
any children he might have as Jew-.. Hw
name va then changed to Benjamin, and
he was given papers from RabbJ Burkowitz
that Mill admit him to the raembrrahip of
any congregation of tho Rufonnod Jewish
The acceptance of Mr Golntt into the
fold of Israel, under the c I rcu instance, in
almost without a precedent m the history
of the chnrch, and the matter is one that
is being widely discussed by Jewish church
men all over the world and in the Jewish
press. The orocedure finds bitter oppo
nents among the member of the old orth
odox church, nud will be perhap the ehlpf
subject of discussion at the Kabbinai con
ference at Boston next November Rabbi
BerkoHit.is preparing a pamphlet that
will be an exhaustive disctuion f tb
whole qiiMfttion After the marriage cere
mony, which was attended by tbe familta
of both bride and groom, Mr. and Mr.
Gelatt left for Bay City, Mich . where Mr.
Gelatt is engaged in tho newspaper boi
neas. THINKS THEY ARE NEEDY.
Doveii, Ok., Auutiat 'JR. pocial cor
respondence In your paper dated August
21 appeared a btatement purporting to b
from Lieutenant Hall who undertake to
speak for the colored Mfttlers in the region
north of the Clmmaron river, which 1 at
variance with the actual fact in the oaeo.
He ay. they all have crops, good bou
pigs and chickens
I know this to btt untrue at I am an
actual resident in this locality, bmg a
homesteader myself, and better acniiaiBi&l
with tbe condition and environment f tills
people than Lien tenant Hall can possibly
b He says tbey arc able to take cart of
tbemselre Now how can thia b with a
total failure of crop and no ooe able to
employ and pay for labor' He recommend
that no fr"? donatton he made, bat that
they be employed on public highway'! and
at buildings, bndcea Thin we oons&ttr aa
abi-urd proportion, a Lieutenant Hall
knows very well tbnt no work k to b had
of that kind. H also sayx that Um Rock
Island railroad bur& all tbs wood offered,
which I know to Lie nnirue, aa they wa&t
only a limited supply. From what I cam
learn from my people he ban not ba aeax
them and know comparatively little
about us or oa r nsd
Now. Lieutenant Hall Urm In tbe CAmpi
at Kinfl'-hT and in well paid, is well fed
and fat. and ned ao aid. Bat I know
from pergonal obsenration aod from a mi
dencs: in thta region do-ting to the memor
'j) 22ad of April, I'm?, that Um people
are in actual sd and caa aot tnd fe
rigors of tho com wijta- without aid
from ora pOwc to carry tbvsa tkromk.
Tbe siaieaeut I make ft m actsal
fact, so I will not co&ce! mr aotoerapii.
THE BRICK TIE-UP.
Xkw Yobk. Aogunt l Te brick tie
up is ap perfect a U wetl cm W. Ninety
per cent of tbe producers fca irnd tbe
managers arc?meat aod the remainder
are expected to coxae m todur or toetar
twt Tber: U a probability 'that about
o million brick ttader cootrart win be
rwcsiTfd today aad U wiU k tbe Umc
Aipntefit nnUl tbe boyoou of tbe Kalyfet
of Labor against tne Verpfaect factory fc
Sax Tkxscmcq, Cat. Aagnst New
"s boe r-wd-mt treat Otumlmmkm. tbm
Cantata Heaiy of tlte rwmmm cmxter Bear
kadoederfed tbe :wfo- of the .-hum of
tae.wfattd sealing c-aener. MUim finr,
and kd maimvA tne ! to b
SHl. wtre the e w3 be trie
0KLAII0MA LEGISLATORS READY
FOR THE OPENING.
Caucuses and Wire-Pulling tha
Order of the Day at
A Rapublkaa. Majority of TVo. Oca
Colored Man, an Independent and
Not a Prohibitionist.
Marton of Gntkria and Mc0artny of King"
fiskar Named by t&e RepubHttin Onu-
oos for Spank? and Pfaodwil of
tho Sonuta The Situation
Special dtaaM- la Ue Daily EaeV.
GCTHKiS, Ok., August 3d Guthrie is
full of members of the logisbuura ami
their f rtends. Them is lots of wira-pulHg
and caucusing. The harmonious junctions
of different localities ks the principal oilert.
The capital question hi, indisputably, the.
underlying bone of contention.
The Republican caucus ha dacidd ou
"W. II. Merton, of Guthrie, for speaker ot
the house, formerly in tho Iowa legisla
ture. "W. A. McCartney, of KJngJteiier,
president of the senate, formerly coitaty
attorney of Clark county; ho studkd kw
and politics under Bill Hackney.
C F. Grimmer, tho independent senator
from Beaver, is tha center of intomet ok
Democrats and Republicans both ciuhnkiH
Kvery delegation has innumerable sppW
cauts for minor osilion, clerkship-, sac
geant at arms, etc. "Dosptto indoilultn
prospects everybody is happy and hopofnL
Tho Republicans claim a majority of two
in the house.
Governor Steele, interviewed. sys bo hi
busy preparing his muaage. He miwIs tc
to the legislature tomorrow, which nutate
about 2 p. mj The legislative building in
still in course of construction tonight ami
is a handsome three-.tory brick. The ho
tels are full of politicians, MiuabuKncr.
mostly at tho Nobl ami l'ahico. Members'
bring their families to raside hrc
Repruenuitive-at-larj CoWmi, tatatv
viewed, is very proud of hte majority ami
owed it to organi-Htiou.
Hill Hackney tolls the I-A(lUt repcan
tative that he k retired fMr
politics but is still for war
with Knglawd. Secretary Martin
has pre-jwred for tlie legialatow' pta
desks. Hamlin Sawyar, alitor of tjj
Oklahoma Times.Ls a prominent eanitttiatw
for chief clerkship of the .naie. Thar M
ono colored man in the legislature and ia
is said not one prohibitioBUt.
There is a MtruKglo between Jttdsn
Brown, of Oklahoma City, and Jwdge.
Foster, of Guthrie, for chairmanship ef t
Minnonpolte 50000 tl 05
No game at Milwaukee.
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Sioux Oity 000Of(IK-
Bate hits-IC awe City 0. Sioux CUi.
Error Kanwu Oity t, Sioux C4ty flu
Pitcher Swartael anil Wtdaer.
Boston 1 3101 tilfyv
Baae nitd Ronton la. I'iUebmg S.
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Pitcher Nichols and Heard.
Cleveland 'i 10 1001 i
Ra.e hito-CletrehuMl 10, Iuladeinh. .
Krrotn-Ctevefauid 8. Philadelphia X
Pitcher Bentin and Vickery.
Brooklyn t000lw f
na nH Cincinnati i, ftrooklyn
Krmrw Clncinnnti 4, Brooklyn X
Pitcher Rhine, and Lovett.
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no tne wnent in -tore la private ileen
torn be i and not inclaeVd in tne ilolo
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t o u Mtnai notete kavfng an wnea ad
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for toe A, UMLMtk-ihul
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