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YOL. XIII, NO 107.
WICHITA 'KANSAS, SATURDAY MOEN1XG, SEPTEMBER, 20, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 19S4.
)EMOCTtATS KEEP LANGSTON OUT
Unobstructed Doonvays Allow the
Minority to Stop Business
Quorum Secured Only Long Enough
to Approve the Journal Eeed's
Mr. Plumh's Bankruptcy Resolution Prac
tically Buried "Upon Assurance that
no Bankruptcy Bill will be Passed
The Senator Continues His
Demands for a Better
"Washington, Sopt. 19. In the house
fhis moraine Mr. Crisp moved thnt
. esterday's journal bo corrected, but
this motion was laid on the table yeas
340, na3B 21, and Mr. Crisp raised the point
of no quorum.
The speaker counted 1G1 members present-
Mr. Crisp challenged the correctness of
The speaker said he had taken great
pains In the count, and had no doubt about
jts correctness. He was informed by the
doorkeeper that there were a dozen Dem
ocrats in the lobbj.
Mr. Crisp retorted that there was no pro
vision of the rules under which the door
keener couid count a quorum.
The speaker declared that the yeas had
it and that the motion was laid upon the
Mr. Crisp Docs the chair decline to or
'Ihe speaker The chair does.
Mr. Cheadle, Republican, rose in pro
test, but his voice was drowned in a chorus
of demands for the regular order from the
Mr. McKinley, of Ohio, hoped that the
gentleman would bo permitted to say a
The speaker coincided in this hope, but
Mr. Funston, of Kansas, interposed a
strenuous objection. But above the din
Mr. Cheadle was heard to declare that
v hen the correctness of the count was
questioned tellers should be appointed.
There should be no doubt about the cor
rectness of the count.
The speaker stated that the question
was onthe approval of the journal, and
tne vote being taken resulted 1U.J to J.
Mr. Crisp raised the point of no quorum.
The speaker replied that Mr. De Haven,
of California, was present but had not
rotcd. This gentleman, with the speaker,
made 166 members present, although the
speaker was of the opinion that 1W mem
bers constituted a quorum.
Mr. Crisp again challenged the correct
ness of the count.
The speaker said that he had twice care
fully counted the house, but as the gentle
men on the other side had left the floor, he
would order tellers.
Mr. McKinley thought that the speaker
!.ould do so even though a hundred mem
bers of the other side absented themselves
in order to obstruct businesb.
The speaker said that no matter what
the conduct of the gentlemen who were
ubstru'-ting legislation (if they were ob
structing it) might be, it was desirable
that no mistake bo made in the count.
Notwithstanding what might be thought
by the house and country of the acts which
caused it to be done he would order tellers.
Messrs. McKinley and Crisp were ap
pointed tellers to count the house.
After waiting a quarter of an hour the
tillers announced the presence of ltMniem
Mr. Crisp made the point of order that,
notwithstanding the four vacancies! ex
isting in the membership of the house, 164
members did not constitute a quorum. In
the course of his argument ho referred to
the decisions at the beginning of the war,
v hereupon the speaker suggested, sotto
voce, that there was a necessity for simi
lar decisions now.
Mr. Crisp retorted that he was arguing
n serious matter, and would not notice
side bar and undignified remaiks.
The point of order was discussed by Mr.
Grosu'iior of Ohio, Mr. Holmes of Indi
ana and Mr Reilly of Pennsylvania.
The speaker compromised his decision
with the reservation that if after careful
examination he should find precedents in
opposition to it, he would not adhere to it.
lie decided to adhere to the rule that 106
members constituted a quorum.
A tall of the house was then ordered
and as a few Democrats hnd entered the
chamber, the presence of 170 membors was
The speaker announced the question to
be on the approval of the journal and it
was approved. The question recurred on
ordering the previous question on the
Langston-Vennblo case. Tne Democrats
then n-tired, only Messrs. O'Ferrall,
Cusp, Reilly, Holman and l'arrett remain
ing in their seats.
f he previous question was ordered yeas
147, uny 7 -the clerk noting a quorum.
Mr Cheadle, of Indiana, aud Mr. Coleman,
of Louisiana, Republicans, voted in the
Mr. Cheadle moved to recommit the
ie Lot 7 to 145.
The question recurring on the minority
resolution declaring Langston not elected,
the quorum disappeared and a call of the
house was ordered, which disclosed the
presence of 107 members. The minority
i solution whs then rejected and the vote
was then taken on the second minority
resolution, declaring Venable duly elected.
Lost 1 to 155 the speaker counting a
The first majority resolution, declaring
Venable not elected, was next in order,
and again the quorum disapnenred and
once more was it necessary to order a call
eft lie house.
One more than a quorum responded on
the call and once more did the quorum dis
appear on the pending resolution, the vote
standing yeas 142. nays 4, and once more
w.is a call ordered. One hundred and sixty
fitir members responded to the call, the
Republican abMjntecs being T. M. Brown,
of Indiana: Buttenvorth. Connell, Dorsey,
I ".wart. Finley, Flood, Kotohen. Knapp,
Miiliken, Peters, Sweuey, and "Wilson, of
Tin re being no quorum, tho house, by
unanimous consent, took a recess, the
evening session to be for the consideration
t'f private pension bills.
At its evening session the house passed
cur till Wednesday" next the bill granting
,tnsions to the widows of Generals Mc
. .(.hand. Fremont and Cook.
s3e i-uty-two private pension bills were
1'issed and the house at 10:30 adjourned.
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
"Washington, Sent. 10. The following
nsions w ere issued to Kausans:
Original Ben jamin F. Cahoou, Chetopa:
sa.nuel A. Gilbreatli, Waterloo: William
. Riehey, ichita; Bryon A. Reed, Ran
increase Joel II. Rynerson, Topoka;
Kaiser is. Powell. Norwich; Samuel Dick
iSsalina; William II. Nimnck. (jirard
'i arley, Hnddau: .lames A. Jarnogin,
Vjlla, Joel Need, Industry; John Black,
Junction City; John W. I.aw-.o, Green-pn-t,
John I. Myers. Humboldt; Aden K.
Munson, MarysviHe; David W. Bar
man, Marysville; David W. liar-
man. Elk City; John Deyo,
Waniego; Jacob Pntchard, Great Bend;
Cain, Independence; George W. Saxton,
Sterling; Robert W. Burns, McPherson;
Christopher L. Westcott, Towanda; David
D. Pratt, Paola; Manvill II. Dewing.
Valley Center; Bernard II. Buries, Ells
worth; Arthur E. Martin, Coffeyvillc;
Edward W. Walker, Emersen; Henry W.
W. Boward, Concordia; Joseph A. Nelson,
Haysville; William Scoon, Emporia;Aarou
N. Santler, Stotllng; John W. Seeley,
Beaumont: John A- Smiley, Howard;
William Ayres, Carnett; Phfletus Weeks,
Phillipsburg; Joseph J. Bennett, Ot
tumwa; "William O. Wright, Winfield;
Henry Fishburn, Industry; George M.
Chrlsman, Burlington; Jessie Porkncr,
Columbus: William Hudson, Coffeyville;
Zebulon Elliot, Olathc; John A. Smiley,
NOT THIS SESSION.
An Understanding that the Bankruptcy
Bill is Shelved.
Washington, Sept. 19. Mr. Plumb's
resolution to recommit the bankruptcy
bill to the judiciary committee with in
structions toameud by making it apply to
voluntary bankruptcy only, was taken up.
Mr. Hoar asked Mr. Plumb to withdraw
the resolution. The bill had been very
carefully prepared and when itcame before
the senate a motion could be made to
strike out tho involuntary clause of it.
The two things were not mingled at all. He
had not expected the bill to be taken up at
this session, but if there was to be any dis
cussion of it he would be obliged to take
two or three hours of the time of the sen
ate. Mr. Plumb said that he had offered the
resolution for two reasons. One was that
he was utterly opposed to the principle of
involuntary bankruptcy, and the other
was that he did not wish to haye any
bankruptcy bill passed at this session. He
understood, that an association of whole
sale dealers had spent a good deal of
money in their efforts to have the bill
passed, and that fact indicated that the
bill was not in tho interest of the people of
the United States, but in the interest of a
class of persons whom it would enable to
put a clutch on the throat of all business
of a small kind carried on in the United
Mr. Cullom remarked that he had letters
this morning from two of tho most
prominent business men of Chicago, ask
ing that the bill be not passed at the
Mr. Plumb said that he had had a dis
patch from the leading commercial body
of Kansas City recalling the consent here
tofore given by it to the bill.
After further discussion Mr. Plumb's
resolution was placed on the calendar
without action, Mr. Hoar stating that he
had not asked consideration at this session
or at any time when the senate was not
thought to be full enough to face both its
friends and opponents to have it fully con
sidered. Mr. Voorhees introduced a joint resolu
tion for immediate increaseof silver money
by tho purchase and coinage of 10, WW, 000
ounces of silver at a price below $I.'J979
within the next thirty days, this purchase
to be in addition to the amount required
by the existing laws. Referred to the
The senate then, on motion of Mr. Haw
ley, proceeded to the consideration of ex
The doors were reopened at 12:20 and the
senate proceeded to consideration, for one
hour, of unobjected bills on the calendar,
in which the following, among others,
were passed: Senate bill appropriating
$50,000 for a public building at Joplin, Mo.
The house bill to reduce by amount of
United States bonds to be received of
national banks, and through other chan
nels of trade, the excessive accumulations
of lawful money in the treasury, having
been reached on" the calendar, Mr. Sher
man said ho believed its passago would
tend very much to quiet even the pres
ent agitation in the money market. The
second section would allow an increase of
national bank notes to the amount of $11,
000,000 or $12,000,000 by authorizing circu
lation to the full face value (instead of 90
per cent) of the bonds deposited to secure
Mr. Plumb said the bill had, to a cer
tain extent, merit. This he feared would
finally result in a contraction of the cur
rency. While ho agreed that the national
banking system, as a system of discount
and deposit was wise, and ought to be con
tinued, it wns plain to bo seen that it was
not long to be a system having relation to
the currency. The banks themselves
wanted to get out of that business and the
public also had some rights in the
matter. Congress could not afford to let
the national bank currency disappear
without supplying a currency in its place.
Ho believed that the business of the
country was in greater peril than it had
been for years from the lack of a sufficient
circulating medium. Disaster might bo
averted, but the country was dangerously
near it now, and would continue so until
it had a larger volume of curreucy.
After further discussion the bill went
over till tomorrow, retaining its place on
MORE TIME GIVEN.
The President Grants the Extension
Chksson Springs, Pa., Sept. 19. The
f (resident today issued the following proc
amation: To whom It may concern:
Whereas, It has been represented to mo
that by reason of tho drouth which has
prevailed in the Indian territory and ad
joining states the execution of mv procla
mation of Februnry 17. 1SJK1, requiring the
removal of all live stock from the Chero
kee outlet on or before October 1, would
work great hardship and loss not only to
the owners of stock herded upon the strip,
but to owners of cattle in adjoining states,
Whereas, The owners of all cattle now
herded upon the outlet, having submitted
to me a proposition in writing whereby
they agree to remove one-half of their stock
from the outlet on or before November 1,
and the residue thereof and all of their
property and employes on or before Decem
ber 1 next, and to abandon all claims in
said outlet; now. therefore. I, Benjamin
Harrison, president of the United States,
do give notice and proclaim that the time
Heretofore nxeu lor tne removal ol live
stock herded upon said outlet, is extended
to November 1 as to one-half thereof, and
to December 1 next as to the residue there
of and as to all property and employes.
NEW LAWS AND OFFICIALS.
Cressok Si-rings, Pa., Sept. 19. Mr.
Tibbett of the white house force arrived
hero this morning at 9 o'clock with the
river and harbor appropriation bill and
anti-lottery bill. They were submitted to
the president immediately after breakfast
and after rending them over carefully he
attached his signature to each, so that
they are now laws.
The president signed the following nom
inations aud they were sent to Washing
John A. Reiner, of Washington, to be
United States district judge for the dis
trict of Wyoming.
B. F. Fowler, of Wyoming, to be United
States district attorney for the district of
John P. Rankin, of Wyoming, to le
United States marshal for the district of
. THE SILVER PURCHASE.
Washington. Sept, 19. The amount of
silver offered for sale to the treasury de
triment today aggregated S20,000 ounces.
and the amount purchased 470,000 ounces.
as follows: Fifty thousand ounces at
jLlGV: 100.000 wince at $!.10; 10O.P0O
ounces, at $1,104; 1M.WX) ounces at 1.1&4:
0,000 ounces at?l.lG49: 50.000 ounces at
ihtio, . Qji jidifc!i.rjnami,iWjjgnr jglgTr. n rtHt wxtAiiMiJffiwtW
IN AWFUL FORM.
ASSExN'GEES MEET DEATH IX A
Thirteen Mangled Corpses and
Thirty Wounded Taken Ixom
Probably Porty or Fifty Buried
neath the Debris or in the
Scenes of Horror Seventeen Mile3 Prom
Beading, Pa. A Turkish Vessel Lost
with Pive Hundred Souls on Board
The Wrecked Vessel Chal
lenge at Boston.
Reading, Pa., Sept. 19. A wreck occur
red on the Reading railroad seventeen
miles west of this place about 0:45 tonight.
The train which met with the disaster left
this city at 6:05 o'clock, ten minutes late.
It is known as the Pottsville express and
was running at the rate of at least thirty
eight to forty miles an hour. It had on
board possibly 125 to 150 passengers and it
consisted of engine, tender, mail and ex
press cars and three passenger cars.
Above Shoemakersville, this county,
about fifteen miles above this city, is a
sharp curve where the railroad is about
eighteen to twenty feet higher than the
Schuylkill river. Here shortly before 6
o'clock a freight train ran into a
coal train throwing several cars off
the latter on the opposite track and before
tho train hands had time to go back to
warn any approaching train of the danger
the Pottsville express came around the
curve and ran into the wrecked coal cars
on its track. The engine went down the
embankment, followed by the entire train
with its human freight.
A SCENE OF IIOKROK.
The scene was one of great horror. The
cries of the imprisoned passengers were
heartrending. It was a scene never to be
forgotten by those who participated and
survived. Some of the passengers man
aged to crawl out of their prison and arouse
the neighborhood. Word was telegraphed
to this city and help summoned, but
all information was refused at this
point by the railroad officials.
Physicians and surgeons and a
force of 300 workmen were taken to the
spot by the company aud with the aid of a
traveling electric light plant the work of
clearing away the wreck was at once pro
ceeded with. Work was slow and the dead
and dying were taken out with great dif
ficulty. Up to 10 o'clock tonight six dead and
some thirty wounded had been taken out.
Of the latter some were brought to this
city and others taken to the Miner's hos
pital at Ashland. The dead so far recov
ered are still on the ground.
The wrecked train is still at the bot
tom of the river tonight.
MANY STILL UNRECOVERED.
The exact number of the passenger list
is not known and a reporter who is still on
the ground telephones that he believes that
there are still twenty-five or more bodies
underneath the wreck or were carried
away by the current.
PROBABLY FIFTr KILLED.
At 11:30 p. m. the Associated Press agent
had direct communication with his repre
setative at the scene of the wreck and the
latter says that conservative estimates
place the number of killed at forty to fifty.
It is almost impossible to estimate the
exact number and the full horror of the
situation will not bs known before morn
ing. At 11 o'clock Mail Agent Greenwald's
body was taken out, followed by the hor
ribly mangled lwdies of two Mahoney City
firemen on their way home from the Ches
ter convention. There is a rumor at the
scene of the wreck that Mr. George
P. Kaercher, of Pottsville, was
in the wrecked parlor car. Whether this
refers to George R. Kaercher, the famous
lawyer of this place, is not known, hut if
this is so the state loses one of its brightest
The scene in this city is one of great ex
citement. The Associated Press representative has
just had an interview with one of the pas
sengers who went down in the wreck aud
who was but slightly injured. Sixteen of
tho injured were brought on a special
train to the Reading hospital at 11 o'clock.
This gentleman says that when the passen
ger train left Reading the cars were all
well filled. Among them were many
ladies. He sat in the front part of the last
A SURVIVOR'S STORT.
This is his story: "The train was going
at a lively rate. The passengers appeared
a happy crowd, many of them ladies, chat
ting a .(1 laughing after a day's pleasure at
the Berks county fair. I was viewing the
country through which we were passing,
when suddenly there was a terrible crash.
I was hurled from my seat while the cars
rolled down the twenty foot embankment
and I was thrown from one side of the car
to the other like a boy, when splash one
end went into the water and I was thrown
against the side of the car with a force
that partially stunned me. I quickly
recovered myself and managed to
climb upou the seats on that
side of the car whieh lay against
the embankment. I was a prisoner in the
car unable to get out and while nursing
my sprained ankle and writ out of joint,
I realized that I was in a scene of veritable
horror. Around and about me werehu
mnn beings strusrgling in the water,
screaming in their fright and some almost
dragged me back into the water asraiii. A
few slaved them-elvs as I did ami the re
mainder struggled in the water and then
quickly out of sight,"
THIRTEEN BODIES KECOVERED.
Up to midnight thirteen bodies have
been recovered. The names of those
known are as follows:
William D. Shom, Reading, badly man
gled. John W hite, engineer, Pottsville, Pa.
JamksTkjiplin, fireman. Pottsville. Pa.
ILviutr Logan, conductor, Pottsville,
David ArGCHSTADT, Mahanoy Citr,
died after beinu taken from the wreck.
His bond and body crashed.
E. W. LOGAN, baggage master. Shenan
doah. Five bodies are exposed to view in the
wreck. They are pinned under ;be Urn
trs. The wreckers of Creoua and Read
ing have arrived sad are bard at work.
Professor Mitchell, of Iehlgh univer
sity, liethlehem. is among tn injured at
the Reading hospital. l-iawrence Barnes
of Philadelphia, bad his arm di-Jncated.
The body of John L. Miller, of Creeoooa.
was takea out at midnight.
A LEGAL LIGHT COVE.
PuiLADHU'HIA. Pa.. Sept. 19. A SDecial
fiiTnijiitiiawfehrtiNsi.HrfTfr anfttteitfMaU,. wwini . n. MtrWimittm riiVhiirtirttwntrt.WmiitfrrirrtrfoiiniiifrtiTillf nllii i f lit ffjflllp 1r ff
from Reading says: George R. Kaercher,
Esq., the eminent railroad lawyerof Po'ts
ville, who has also a law office in Philadel
phia, is among the killed. Persons who
were well acquainted with him have identi
fied the crushed body in the debris of the
William D. Shome, one of Reading's
wealthiest citizens, was a passenger on the
train and was one of the first report
ed killed. At 10.4o tonight, .word was
received here that his body was one
of first taken from the wreck. He leaves a
widow and two sons.
At 7:30 p. m. a relief train left this city fo
the scene of the wreck, taking the Phila
delphia & Reading surgeon. Dr. Murray
Woodman, and a corps of eight assistants.
An electric light plant was also dispatched
on the same train, which was speedily put
in operation and greatly facilitated the
work of removing the wounded.
ANOTHER DEADLY WRECK.
Cirr of Mexico, Sept. 19. A terrible
accident happened today on the Mexican
Central. Two trains going in opposite
directions ran into each other at Rinconada
and the care were piled on one another and
completely wrecked. Ten persons were
killed and several others wounded.
EIGHT MEN LOST.
The Challenger Puts in at Boston and
Eeports the Damage.
Boston, Mass , Sept. 19. The ship Chal
lenger, of Bath, before reported, put in
here in distress today. She has nothing
but her fore and main lower masts with
and fore and main yards standing. Captain
Thompson reports experiences with ad
verse winds nearly the whole time after
leaving West Hartlepool until the hurri
cane of August 31. Eight men were lost
overboard and four injured. When the
wind struck the ship, all hands
were aloft hauling in the sails.
The jib filled and carried away
the jibboom, topmast, and topgallant
mast, and the men were either
thrown into the sea or landed on portions
of the wreckage, a few falling to the deck
uninjured. C. H. Mackean had his left
leg broken; Thomas Quinn had two ribs
fractured and Seaman Ramon bad his
right leg broken. Seaman Rnnk was
hauled in from the sea in a badly bruised
The following were cast overboard and
lost: George Bruihn, of Copenhagen;
Thomas Gaul, of Australia; Con Fersburg,
of Sweden; Ole Oleson, of Sweden; C. H.
Ludwig, of Germany; Charles Fleming, of
Richmond. Va.; Ole Olpson, of Norway,
and a seaman named Winvern, of Ger
many. PIVE HUNDRED LOST.
An Awful Calamity to a Turkish Man-of-War.
London, Sept: 19. Advices from Hiego
state tint tlu Turkish man-of-war,
Ertogrove, has foundered at sea and that
500 of her crew were drowned.
The Ertogrove was a wooden frigate
built cruiser of 2,344 tons displacement.
She mounted forty-one guns of small cal
ibre and was built in 18G3. Osman Pacha
Ali Pacha, envoys of the sultan to the
emperor of Japan, were passengers and
Osman Pacha, whose victory over the
Russians at Plevna.gave him high rank as
fighting gener.il, was on board and was
lost. He bad been on an official visit to
Japan, having been entrusted with a spe
cial mission from the sultan to the mikado.
of the River and Harbor Bill
Assures the Work.
Special Dispatch to tho Dally Easle.
Galveston, Tex., Sept. 19. The presi
dent's signature of the river and harbor
bill crowns with success the Gulf outlet
movement began by the Kansas and Den
ver conventions of two years ago. The
geueral government is committed to the
completion at this point of a first class
harbor on the basis of an appropriation of
Already the wealthiest city relatively in
the union, the possibilities of Galveston's
future is boundless. Wildest enthusiasm
prevails here over the president's action.
NO ABDUCTION CASE.
Special Dispatch to the Dally Easle.
GCTHKIE, Ok., Sept. 19. A. B. Bent ar
rived at Noble yesterday with his young
bride and was arrested on arrival on the
charge of abduction. It turns out that he
owed a livery bill at Xorman and they
took this way to get it. The young man
was legally married as investigation
The Mississippi Convention Makes Con
JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 1 The constitu
tional convention made considerable Dro-
gress today in the disposition of the report
of the franchise committee. Two branches
of the report were considered and adopted.
First is an ordinance providing for the
manner of holding elections between Jan
uary 1, 1SDI, and January 1, ISSt), when the
franchise article of the new constitution is
to go into efiect. The ordinance adopted
N substantially a copy of the Dortch law
The apportionment branch of the commit
tee report was taken up and adopted with
out amendment, except such as were sub
mitted to the committee. It pro
vides for a senate composed of
forty-five members and a house of rep
resentatives of 133 members, and by in
genuous gerrymandering white supremacy
is assured in both houses. Efforts were
made by various counties to have their
representation increased but the conven
tion refused to disturb the symmetry of
the committee's report.
Ex-Governor Alcorn made an earnest
appeal to the convention to so apportion
the state as to give the negroes control of
the lower house of the legislature. He
argued that such a course would win the
confidence of the blacks and gradually
elevate them to an appreciation of the re
sponsibility of citizenship. The proposi
tion met with no encouratrement and the
committee report was not amended to con
form to his views.
WILL OBEY THE LAW.
The Book Island Will Bednce Grain Bates
Chicago, I1L, Sept. 19. The rednced
grain rates ordered by the interstate com
merce commission will he put into effect
by tbe Rock Island road at all points on
its- system to which the order app'ies Octo
ber I. President Cable says that this will
assuredly be done notwithstanding the
ntliug of Chairm n Finley that tbe rats
can not be changed west of the
Missouri river on that date with
out violating a provision of the agree
ment under which the trans-Missouri
association is operated. The
position taken by the Rock Island Ls that
the law must be obeyed, whether it coa
HkL with other obligations or not. that
tlie mandate of the commis-ion should
take precedence over any agreement which
toe railways may have formed among
A meeting of the Trans-Mis-VMiri aa-o
cinCioe will be held at Kan. City tomor
row. There Ls diversity of opinion as u
whether th mating will break, up in a
row or not Ooe thing; seems certain, th
petition to the interstate commerce evra
misMon for a reheanntr of the case that led
to tbe redaction of gnus rxe wonW not
be pmved, practically all the roads 4za
ing tbe petitaos having withdraws tfar
3IICAWBER-L1EE ATTITUDE IN
The Lower House Looking
Something to Come from
Important Measures Delayed by Inabil
ity to Secure their Proper Presenta
tion to the House,
A Few Minor Matters Considered in the
House Detailed Proceedings of Both
Chambers The Eock Island's
Seed Wheat Distribution
Special dispatch to tho Dafly Easle.
Guthrie, Ok., Sept 19. In the hotu-e
this morning twenty-five answered to roll
call. After prayer the journal was Tead
A message from the council, a memorial
to congress praying for special legislation
regarding the appropriation lor an agricul
tural college and experimental station to
enable the territory of Oklahoma to avail
itself of this appropriation, was refejTedto
the committee on public lands and public
Mr. Terrill introduced house joint reso
lution No. It5:
Resolved, That his excellency, Georjje
W. Steele, be requested to furnish this
house with certified copies of census statis
tics. Mr. Terrill The committees in neither
house can work without these statistics.
Mr. Merten moved rule No. 34 be sus
pended and the resolution adopted. Car
ried. Mr. Daniels It requires two motions to
carry the former question. He moved the
resolution be adopted as read.
Mr. Waggoner The gentleman from
Logan is correct.
Mr. Daniels insisted upon his position
and stated that the precedent would be a
Mr. Campbell It is too late to raise ob
Mr. Daniels If the chair decides that
the resolution carr-ed I am satisfied.
The chair so decided.
Mr. Adair The committee on education
met last night with one member; no quo
rum; no report to make; desire more time;
most of the members are in favor of
adopting the Dakota code.
Mr. Terrill Why has the committee on
liquor traffic made no report?
Mr. Adair I have the bill in my posses
sion and would like more time. We can
get whisky enough anyway.
Mr. Campbell How much time do you
Mr. Daniels Can we compel the com
mittees to work? Nearly every committee
has bills to consider. We must go to
work. We simply meet and adjourn.
Several of these committees have no ex
cuse for not meeting.
Mr. Campbell There is no rule or law
compelling a legislator to work. His time
is at his own disposal so far as his inclina
tion is concerned. The chairmanship of
every committee is in the bands of the
combine. The minority is and has been
ready to work.
Mr. Trosper It is time for us to go to
work. I am not satisfied with the action
of the educational committee.
Mr. Peery The gentleman from logan
insinuates that the majority of the house
is responsible for delay. At one meeting
we could not get a quorum on account of
Mr. Wimberly Who compose this com
mittee on public lands and buildings1
Mr. Talbot If the gentleman is not pres
ent often enough to know it he is to blame.
In regard to the committee on education,
I have been annoyed at the chairman not
Mr. Adair I have not lhren punctual but
every other member of tho committee has
been more punctual than the gentleman.
The bill is large and takes time. We have
worked five days on this bill. I will say
Mr C.irnn has been there regularly.
Mr. lernll woum iiKe to proceed with
the business before the house.
Mr. Daniels What is there or when has
there been any business before tbe house
Council bill No. 'JO. by Mr. Brown, of
Oklahoma, an act to protect
the members of the legislature
of Oklahoma from arrest while in attend
ance upon the legislature, was taken up.
Mr. Terrill moved the rule be read a
second time by title and referred to the
Mr. waggoner moved the rules be sus
pended and the bill placed on its passage.
Mr. Waggoner asked that the bill be
read aeam. Passed.
Mr. Trosper What has become of the
bill referring to county aiTairs
Mr. Campbell Tbe conference commit
tee on the bill reported progress.
Mr. Trosper The county officers are
constantly running up the indebtedness
and this bill was to regulate this. It is
certainly of vital importance.
Adjourned until 2 p. m.
A FEW EEPORTS MADE.
Twenty-three members were present in
the house this afternoon. The conference
committee on council bill No. G reported;
the ways and means committee reported;
committee on labor made a report, and
tbe committee in charge of the public
lands bill reported.
Mr. Adair The conference committ
from the council Ls ready to confer with
the committee of the house and asks to be
Vr. Merten moved it be excused.
Mr. Daniels I consent if we do not
touch the capital. If the house pair I will
Terrill I will not leave the house
daring the .session.
Mr. Peery It won't do to leave busi
ness too important.
Tbe chair The immortal fourteen will
protect your interests.
Mr. Adair was in favor of pairing.
Mr. Campbell What's the use of
Mr. Daniels Why do yoa object?
?.Ir. Campbell It H child ptar.
Mr. Daniel We'll see about iL
Mr. Adair withdrew bis motion.
Council bill No. 6, relating to employ
ment of additional nelp. &ssitAnt scrgeaat
JS..VJ, doorkeeper 3, janitor 3, w& taken
Mr. Campbell mved to concur is It.
Mr. Ten-all The hoese Jc-ssa't mc4 a
doorfctsper or aststaat sereaat. N omr
yt wa 8t tor
Mr. MuJHrw Look at tki roan; w
do need oik.
Mr. Campbell The conaell ho a taotiv
ia employing mn a-isiaitf soraKBt.
Mr Talbot The council nay need aa
Mr Peerywiw ehd in mersxner from
Payee waa so ecoacaucai.
Mr. Daniels No legislative body in the
couutry has fewer officers than ours.
Mr. Post Action Ls required at once on
the council bill and amendments. The
The council reports council bill No. 7. It
passed second reading.
Hon se bill No. 19, to protect the wage
labor was passed.
Mr. Merten laid house bill No. S3 before
M,r. Terrill moved to recommittec, the
coinmittee report at 3 p. m. Monday.
Mr. Campbell moved that house bills
'.Cos. 31 and 32 be recommitted and the
csmmittee ordered to report at 2 p. m.
SMr. Mathews introduced house joint
resolution No. 17 for protection of lot con
testants and to memorialize congress.
Missr Tmeiwr Tfrtr nnd Tt.irkrr itaw
made a committee on council bill No. 6.
THE COCXCIL CHAMBER.
I The council was called to order pronintly
at 9 o'clock by President Gardenhire. Roll
call found Messrs. Smeltser, Pittman and
The minutes of yesterday's meeting were
Mr. Foster moved that the vote on coun
cil bill No. 10 be reconsided. CarrieL
The committee appointed toexaminethe
i TJn'ted States statutes reported that the
salery or doorkeeper should no paiu out or
tne territorial treasury, me report was
referred to the committee having in charge
House concurrent resolution No. 4, an
act providing for the printing of tho aid
bill was read and action postponed until
Mr. Pittman introduced council bill No.
21, an act regulating foreign insurance
companies doing business in this territory.
The bill was read a second time by its
title and referred to the committee on
railroads and corporations.
On motion of Mr. Brown, of Logan, the
council resolved itself into a committee of
the whole to resume discussion of the
After making some amendments and
then striking them out, the committee
arose, reported progress and adjourned
The tax bill was "brought up and read a
The council adjourned until 2 o'clock.
In the afternoon the council was called
to order at 2 o'clock. The president was
granted permission to be absent until
The committee on ways and means re
ported a substitute for house concurrent
resolution No. 3 touching expenditures
and liabilities already incurred. Accepted.
A vote was taken on the taxation bill
which passed the house.
Concurrent resolution No. 16 requesting
the governor to furnish statistics on tho
last census brought up. On motion of
Mr. Foster "the governor" was inserted in
lieu of "his honor, George W. Steele "
The resolution ordered engrossed and re
turned to the house.
Council bill No. 6 as amended by the
conference committee was taken up. On
motion of Mr. Foster the amendments
were non-concurred m. Messrs. Iroster
and Pittman were appointed a committee
to meet a like committee on tho part of tha
house to draft a new bill.
The governor received the following
TOPEKA, Kan., bept. IS.
Governor G. W. Steele, Guthrie, Ok.:
The Rock Island company will, on appli
cation from you, furnish transportation for
parties appointed to distribute wheat in
Oklahoma, and will furnish free transpor
tation for goods distributed under the re
cent act of the territorial legislature.
M. A. J.OW.
Marshal Grimes has appointed Wood
Lyttle deputy United States manihal at
Norman, and Captain C. II. DeFord depu
ty United States marshal for Oklahoma
county. The marshal has received author
ity to rent for federal court purposes tho
Ilerriott building in Guthrie, the Over
hulser building in Oklahoma City, and
the Jo Post building in Kingfisher Tho
county courts of the respective counties
will he permitted to use thorn when not
occupied by federal courts.
There is no doubt but Marshal Grimes
is a ''rustler." He has accomplished more
in the short time that he has been in office
than was accomplished during the whole
of his predecessor's incumbency. Tne ap
pointment reflects credit upon his friends
and the judgment of the president.
OTKS AND PERSONALS.
It is rumored that the house passed the
bill exempting legislators from arrest
fearing that possibly a member might be
spirited away in an emergency.
Air. Ueathriuge, of the Outline Demo
crat, makes a most excellent report of the
proceedings of the legislature.
The council is doing excellently. They
evince an acquaintance with legislative
The Kingfisher contingent is strong one,
socially, politically and financially. A
jollier and brighter set of fellows never
Procrastination is tho order of the day
in the house. The minority would force
the capital issue if they could, but thr ma
jority won't have it that way People
generally are becoming tired of tbe dilly
dally work and this is rapidly verging on
disgust. The council is taking hold of the
business of the legislature and is accom
THE THIRD HOUSE.
The "boys" met last night and had a hi
larious time. The third houe was duly
organized. Iedru Guthrie was olected
speaker: Happy Cal Orner. clerk: Cantaln
Posey, sergeant-at-arrns; Colonel Onstott
and McDowell were elected judges; II. F.
His Excellency Jake Admire delivered a
message which m point of comprehensive
ness was unequalled The representative
hall was filled with spectators and all
seemed to enjoy themselves.
TARIFF CONFERENCE UNINTER
ESTING. Washingtox. Sept 10 The conference
on the tariff bill this morning did not
touch upon matters of public interest but
the proceeding were confined to action
upon the pro lorraa amendment', or thoe
involving no pronounced ditJereneo of
opinion. Sugar, binding twins, and the
tariir coin mission clause were not
It is the understanding of the Demo
cratic conferees as stated by one of thetn
today that the daily cs4oas of tbe con
ference are to be purely formal and that
tne points of real importance are to th
orough t forward only afW the Republi
can managers have adjaUrd their differ
ences among themselves and are ready to
have the result attained ratified byih'j
whole conference It is wd the surar
schedule has ba agreed to by the -publicans
but formal action hi withheld
until other matters of difference are com
promised, (xoneral belief is now that thr
conference will hohl their final Mudoti on
Monday and that tbe Mil will be ready to
prevent to the doom Tue-day rooming. If
that is done, adtourauvut will follow oa
tbe succeeding Monday or Tuesday.
KANSAS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE.
Mjlxhattax. Kan.. St. IS. Th- Kaa
w ataie ak-ricultral eollece ope! with
an attendance of tudentA. Thks is tbe
largest numiT ever enrolled at the begin
ning of the year, or at any other Ubmc. mkI
more Unmi wm expected, as many of :fce
todeate are from tne conatry Tfce lfe
attendant Indiefttes an Improved tnanctal
condition among; t tann-m Tbe miar
env- of tbe collet; number f:y- wo, tn
large- in the nit.ory of tfc cUk-sc
FULL REPORT Or THE KILUMC.
WAimSTOf. Sept r-Artmg r--tary
of .Sow Wluwton nn rweefmd from
Miatoter Mnmer a fall rrport of iheir
romueonk attemttes tlw hoounc of
i'nrmctnl liarnHMlsa. but njr t not Jtl
?r5ared to Eitte its content pcbEc
t n-hinftr rrf-i1fi--fT- --. JufcAa.JiY
BEST OF CAPITAL.
BALFOUR'S COUP D'ETAT PROVES
More Good Done the Irish Canse
than Its leaders Might
Equally Strong Men to ba Substituted1
for Dillon and O'Brien to Visit
The Nationalists' Headquarters in DnbHn
Extremely Active Opinions of tbe
Press Various A Menagerio in
South Africa Turned Loosa
upon a Ton Many
Mangled by Aaimak.
London Sept. 10. Tho arrest of the,
Irish leaders yesterday filled a consplonoiM
place in tho newpapors throughout tha
kingdom this morning. Various explana
tions are given to account for BaffoHr's
sudden stroke. The commonest on th
Iart of tho liberal press is that iu object
was to prevent Messrs. Dillon ami O'lJriwu
from going to Amorica to arouse Ameri
cmv sympathy and solicit American nW.
The conservatives, however, .scout the hlta
that Mr Balfour could have acted from
such a motive. Thev see in lilt prwmnc
policy a laudable effort to prevent tho re
currence of disorder in Ireland. On the
whole one gets tho impression that the
predominant public opinion h so far nx
tremely doubtful of the whdom or expedi
ency ot the government's coursa
Mr. O'Brien, in an interview this mnrn
ing. saiil he could not imagine what infat
uation had driven the government to makti
the arrests. It is easy, ho thought, to soo
what they are driving at. Thoy are mak
ing a supremo effort to crush out the or
ganization of tenants for concerted action.
NATIONALISTS HEADQCAItTBttt ItUST.
DunUN, Sept. 10. The busiest place In
Dublin today is the headquarters of the
land league. Nationalists are calling in a
constant otrenm to learn the In tost new in
regard to the arroHta and to outiHitlt on
plans of nction for the immedtntti ftiUirt.
Mr. Dillon, who came on to Dublin lust
night, i.s the center of an admiring cirtluh
No note of despondency in duteoted Iti
the utterances of the loaders. On the
other hand there seems to be frdi ootiH'
dence and new enthusiasm. Instead of r
gurding the arrest as a calamity tho pro
vailing tendency is to rejoice at thorn aa a
blessing in disguise.
Tho inability of Messrs. Dillon and
O'Brien to make the propod trip to
America is much regretted. Rut the plan
of presenting the true statu of Ireland to
the American public by moans of speech
by leading Irish orators has not bean aban
doned. Later in the day when Mr. O'Briuii
reaches Dublin a consultation will bn halt I
by htm, Mr. Dillon ami other leaders, to
discuss and decide upon the matter. It Is
certain thnt men prominent in the nation
alists' party will be selected to perform
the work in Amorica which Messrs. Dillon
and O'Brien hiul hoped to do.
A MENAGERIE LOOSENED.
Wild Eaaets Set
London, Sent. 10. Advices from Kim
berly. South Africa, tell of an awful ocattp
reuce there at midnight on the lwt of Jiuki
liiHt. Sjtne person, evidently ono hoariiqc
ill feeling toward the proprietor of TUlnr
menagerie, opened the doom of tho ongoH
confining the wild nuimahi and pet thMu
The most terrible wenes followed. Fonr
attendant sleeping on the pruuiiMM ware
mangled Ix-vond recognition, being ac
tually torn limb from limb. Tb oatlrt
population within a radio of
a mile were roiwed by tint
roaring of the Hour, trumpeting t Ue
elephant aud the groan and shrink of
the otfier wild IxwmU.
Four big mala linns, nn mud I'aa, Ab
dul. Caliph and Mustnpha, Kprang from
their cages and made for the Htnbfas,
where I'aMha Inapcd upon the buck of Ma
rat, the jumping stallion, and buried li
teeth in the animal's neck. The hcrmumi
of the horse aroused the aUeiHlants, a
Scotchman named Patterson and thr'
Kaffir boys who, armed with itabt
forks, rushed to the roltaf t
Murat. They endeavored ti boot;
I'asha back, but ware attacked from bo
hind by three other lion and one ehotah,
thrown to thn ground and draggod MX.
Their bodlns wure maugltxl and torn epeA,
their bones smashed Into bit mm Oh
heads of all except one of the KifOrs wem
smashed. This Kaffir suffered, both arma
aud legs being torn off, ami lived only
long enough to tdl the utorjr. Ills body
wbh covered with lacerations
Having tatd blood, the lionn, chttnhis,
wolves and leopards regain! all thir nat
ural ferocity awl sprang at evaor
living thing that caine in their
way. Four prfonnlog HnnsaHau
hop were killwl almost i-MtaoUy,
amoug which wm th equine bstty,
Black Bum, and a number of posits w
devoured. An onormous olepiMMt, known
as Blood, burnt through the bearr Iron
gate in his fright and rushed into CMiy
street, followed by nearly every animal hi
A cabman anmml Nelson wo 'tttwg Ott
his carriage before th buiMtsg ami
sprang for a post tent supports an awafatg
around Glover Athletic bar, wM! bns
borves fJab"d madly down the D4ots
Fraue road, clooly puruM by two Manx
anu lour wolrm. I oa rct of the wilu
animals kcattred in rrerr direction.
A little child of Jaiao f'rinley, hapf-m
ing to be is a rear room opening in tn gnr-d-n.
wm nouncd Mpou by a chaton mmI
dragged into tbe op-n air, wnr Mo
13-xd mother saw it wra to ptccon and oV
von red before help could rmrk it. Ocfeir
narrarnag lnt-Menl are report",
tnem the cillinir of fire women.
Whf a tbe mail toft, four lion, two 1
ef. two Uffers, threw btars, two wsm,
one nyna. two chetaos. one deonan ono
oaroel and vrventMW babooo were Uil at
large. The notice no4 been oncMrixl k.
hunting partiee and people were keeping
DEATH BY FIRE.
BEXUX, Sept. 19. A ire broke oat 1mm
nigh In the bow of No. MM Frfcdocfefe
firAi, fccewpled by a weaitny mtum&
Maraed JVttcneu and hi fafttUy. ITS tiw
LiBghtorv ed J and 14 jeorsk their go-n-arne
and a maid, wore bram U death
When foond i-r otxtte wore teAsmed
MIHEKS KILLED BY INCHAJ'S.
attx Y. N M . Foj. -A W
from Chloride, rieorki county. or CMwr
Pfatoniktiixr. W jeD old, wae oot mhI
killed on the ITtli inMCant wfcUe wortneg
t tne Unknown mine. Irn mU foi
Chloride. prwonMMy by lad. H.
body wn brought into Chlerldo j-fMcnnuf .
Tne mmm day Fred Bmnhmch mn 4ot anvi
killed Btbmnr Mountain mine, fcwof
mite from Chloride, it u promul ,.
fry ImtiMM. MoecHRlA imcfe were U; ; J
in too rieinUy. A pome turn mftCfclr-rxle
to worn th mloere mad got hUormaclon m
to 1st fciUiez of both rata.