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yol. xin, NO 110.
WICHITA KANSAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 24. 1890.
WHOLE NO. 19S7.
THE END OF THE DISPUTE ON THE
Conferees Best from their Labors
Without Agreement on Sugar
Efforts Now Baing Made to Secure Con
cessions from the Advocates of
Tree Binding Twine.
The Metal and Glassware Schedules Set
tledThe Eeport Delayed Until
Thursday Two House Contests
Decided by a Bepublican
WAsmxr.TOX, Sept. 23. The Republi
can conferees of the tariff bill were in ses
sion again this morning for two hours.
After they had separated it was said that
there was no further progress to report.
The principal items of difference are those
that have, obstacle-like, been mountain
peaks in the way of agreement from tiie
beginning Migur. binding twine, metals
nd glassware. The key to the whole situ
ation is the sugar schedule. Were an
agreement reached on that less than five
minutes would bo required to bottle all
It whs expected, however, bv the house
conferees that mi agreement will be reach
ed before 12 o'clock tonight, while on the
fceuate side there was then a feeling that
the situation was not quite so favorable as
it was last night.
After agreement is reached it will re
quire at least a day for the clerk to pre
iare the report for presentation to the two
louses, so that it probably will not go into
the house before Thursday at the earliest .
The Republican conferees Took a respite
from their labors tonight for the first time
in sevoral days. The situation is now
such that no good, it is thought, can come
of the talking the matter over any further.
The conferees have had turned upon them
nil thn light that can be diffused upon the
only items, in the bill now unsettled, sugar
aim binding twine, and when they ad
journed at 6 o'clock this afternoon, it was
deemed best to leave each man nlone to
think the situation over in the hope that
by tomorrow morning one side or the
other will show a disposition to yield.
Those in favor of a duty on binding
twine have gone a good way, they say, in
consenting to a very much lower duty than
the present rate of a1 cents, and they now
think it is time for the free binding twine
men to abate something at least of their
uenianas. .an earnest enon, in mis uirec
lion is being made tonight by some of the
conferees and other leaders who are en
deavoring to secure the adhesion of the
western senators to the bill with a bmall
dutv left on binding twine.
The basis on which the metal and
glassware schedules, which have been
the cause of such contention,
were settled tonight was that steel rails
j. ml structural iron remain as in the house
bill, and the duty on steel is fixed at a rate
lower than proved for by the honse bill
but higher than fixed by the senate.
J'hese vere three of the principal items in
the schedule in dispute. The rates fixed
im the other items in the schedule cannot
Ihj given but they are very generally lower
lliau t lie house and higher than the sen
TWO OASES DEOIDED.
the Republicans Seat Contestants Lang
ston and Miller.
Washington, Sept. 23. Mr. O'Ferrall,
of Virginia, was the only Democrat in the
chamber this morning during the delivery
of the prayer.
The clerk immediately began t ho call,
which was on approval of Friday's jour
nal. The clerk having called the roll ho
jinnounced the pairs and recapitulated tho
list of tho'-e voting. Tho speaker briefly
announced the result, there beiiu; but two
lacking a quorum.
Mr. O'Ferrall demanded that the result
should be announced and, in order to delay
the announcement, Republican after Re
publican, rose and requested to know how
thev were recorded.
The vote was then announced yeas I.m,
liays 1, no quorum, and a call of the houso
Just na the clerk began to call the roll
JMr. Swenev, of Iowa, one of the absentees,
entered and was received by his colleagues
u ith applause. Shortly afterwards Mr.
Mudd, of Maryland, arrived and received a
reception of mingled applause and hisses.
Dining the roll call the camera was again
brought into requisition and the photo
grapher again reproduced the array of
empty Democratic seats.
One hundred and sixty-four members re
Fponed to the call and without announce
ment of tho result further proceedings
Were dispensed with and tho vote ajgaiu re
curred on approval of Friday's journal.
"While this roll call was m progress, np
idauso and hisses were given when Mr.
Millikeu entered the hall. For a while
Mr. Cheadle, of Indiana, who is opposed to
Kingston's claims, joined tho absentees
and located himself on a lounge in tiie
lobby, declining to enter the chamber But
finally the appeals of his party associates
proved too strong and his vote recorded his
name in the affirmative, the vote resulted:
Yeas 100, nays none. The clerk noting a
Notwithstanding the protests of Mr.
O'Ferrall, the speaker directed the reading
of Saturday's journal. Mr. O'Ferrall de
manded a division on its approval,
while the Republicons were being counted
lie left tho chamber, followed by victorious
shouts from the Republicans and expres
sions of regret at his do.-ertion.
As soon as Mr. O'Ferrall was out of the
chamber Mr. Huughen aked unanimous
consont to dispense with tho division, and
there being no Democrats, to object, it was
so ordered, amid laughter and anplause.
When Mr O'Ferrall returned the journal
had been approved. The question then re
curred upon the first of the majority reso
lutions to unseat Venable. It was agreed
to yeas 151, nays 1 (Mr. Cheadle) the
clerk noting n quorum.
Then came the question on the sooting
of Langston and it was carried on a divi
fcion Mr. O'Ferrall and Mr. Cheadle alone
voting in the negative.
Mr. Hauchen thon escorted Langston to
the bar of the house while the Republican
Fide and the galleries broke into loud ap
plause ami i herns which were redoubled
as the siHviker administered the oath.
Then came a chorus from the Republi
can side, "(.'all up another case," and in
response to the chorus Mr. Rowell, ot Il
linois, called up the South Carolina case
of Milleragainst Elliott.
Mr. O'Ferrall raised the question of con
sideration, and on a viva voce vote the
speaker stated that the houe had deter
mined to consider the election case.
Mr. O'Ferrall made the point that there
was no quorum present The speaker de
clined to entertain the point, stilting that
the last vote had shown h quorum and
since then several Democrats had entered
The previous question was ordered and
despite a protest from Mr. Kerr, of Iowa,
that Bome reason for its addition should
be given the resolutions unseating Elliott l
and seating Miller were agreed to without
Then on motion of Mr. Henderson, of
Iowa, the house went into the committee
of the whole (Mr. Burrows, of Michigan,
in the chair) on the senate amendments to
the deficiency bill.
Mr. McCreary. of Kentucky, who, with
a number of other Democrats, entered the
chamber at this moment, inquired what
bill was under consideration.
Mr. Henderson, of Iowa, in response said
that he did not blame the gentleman for
being a little behind on general legislation;
and Mr. Caswell, of Wisconsin, sarcastic
ally suggested that the gentleman from
Kentucky be sworn in as a member of the
The afternoon was consumed in a discus
sion of the French spoliation claims, the
debate being participated in by Messrs.
Cogswell, Dibble and Vaux in favor of the
senate amendment, and by Messrs. Bucka
lew, Cannon and Sayers in opposition.
Without action the committee rose.
Mr. Candler, of Massachusetts, asked
unanimous consent for the consideration
of a resolution providing that the sub
committee of the house committee on the
World's fair shall inquire into the progress
being made by the fair commissioners;
but Mr. Kilgore of Texas, objected.
The house then adjourned.
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
Washington, Sept. 23. The following
pensions were issued to Kansans:
Original William B. Lingo, Maize;
Johnson Moran, Frankfort: Lewis M.
Woodcock. Wichita; Albert W. Crandall,
Alma: Russell B. Mulford, Burden; Har
mon H. Hurst, Brazilton.
Special act G. W. White. Muscotah;
Jacob T. Railshack, Atchison.
Restoration and increase Hiram Shafer,
Longtou; Hiram Hoggs, Altamont; Jonas
K. Warren, Cottonwood Falls; Lucas S.
Riley, Russell; George W. B. Douglass,
Larkin; John L. Stratton, Washington;
Isaac W. Brown, Havana; George Blair,
Manhattan; John Braunon, Parsons.
Reissue Samuel H. Baker, Luctor:
Joseph Wiley, Medicine Lodge.
Original, widows, etc. Frances, widow
of Peter Mclntyre, Chetopa.
Mexican widows Kate, widow of Mich
ael Curran, Leavenworth.
LITTLE DONE IN THE SENATE.
Washington, Sept. 23. The senate bill
to reter to the court of claims certain
claims of the Shawnee and Delaware In
dians and the freedmen of the Cherokee
nation, and for other purposes, was taken
up and explained by Mr. Dawes.
The reading of the report was called for
by Mr. Cockrell and was in progress until
the oxpiration of the hour assigned to the
calendar, so that the bill went over with
The house bill with the senate substi
tute to define and regulate the jurisdic
tion of the courts of the United States was
thon taken up, but it went over without
action and the senate adjourned.
Washington, Sept. 23. The executive
session of tho senate today was confined to
tho consideration of the nomination of
George B. Maney, of Tennessee, to be min
ister to Urguay and Paraguay. After a
full discussiou, the favorable report of the
committee on foreign relations was con
curred in on a yea and nay vote by two
thirds of tho senators present. Tiie nom
ination of Mr. Manev was one of the first
sent to the senate this session of congress
but has been held up until now by charges
made against him relating to his personal
FOR A GRANT MONUMENT.
Washington, Sept. 23. In tho senate
Mr. Hale introduced a joint resolution
which was referred to the committee on
public building and grounds, for the erec
tion in the district of Columbia of a
memorial building which shull bo a suita
blo monument to the memory of U. S.
Grant, which is to contain a military and
naval museum and in the inner court of
which may be placed to rest the mortal re
mains of the distinguished American. The
title endorsed on the joint resolution reads:
"In the vault of which shall be placed the
mortal remains of Ulysses S. Grant."
NO WORK ON THE LARD BILL.
Washington, Sept. 23. A meeting of
the senate committee on agriculture was
called for today to consider the Conger
compound lard hill and report it as a sub
stitute for the Paddock pure food bill,
which has n place in the caucus calendar
business in the senate. The absence of
the Democratic members of the commit
tee, who are opposed to taking any action
on tho lard, bill, and Mr. McMillan who is
in Michigan, made a quorum impossible
and nothing was done.
DETERMINED TO SHIRK THEIR DUTY.
Washington. Sept. 23. It is proposed
by some of the Democratic representatives
that the Republicans shall Ihj compelled to
pass tho tariff bill without the aid of
Democratic votes in tho house. If suffi
cient signatures are obtained to tho re
quest for a call, a caucus of Democratic
representatives will be held tonight to de
termine on a lino of policy to be pursued.
CENSUS OF MISSOURI TOWNS.
Washington, Sept. 23 The census bu
reau today announced tho population of
cities as follower .Toplin, Mo., 0,009; in
crease 2.S71. Springfield, Mo., 21,542; in
NO REDUCTION ON THE FIRST.
Chicago. Sept. 23. The officials of the
Rock Island railroad have changed their
minds and will not put the reduced grain
rates into effect cast of the Missouri river
as early as October I. They have decided
to conform to the rules of the Trans-Missouri
association, and notice five days in
advance of the regular October meeting
of their intention to reduce the rates on
grain and grain products from Kansas and
Nebraska poiuts to the divisions fixed by
the interstate commerce commission.
The regular meeting of thp Trans-Missouri
association will occur October 7 at
Kansas City. It will, the expectation is,
vote down "tho proposition of the Rock
Island and the latter will then be com
pelled to give an ndditi jnnl notice of ten
davs before it can carry out its original de
sign. That will make October 17 tho ear
liest date on which the commissioners
rate can bo put into effect. An impression
prevails that one or two roads would like
to squirm out of the agreement by which
rates were restored last month and the
Rock Island officials concluded that it
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THE FIGHTERS BOUND OVER.
London. Sept. 23. Slavin and McAuliffe
were arraigned in the Lambeth police
court this morning and were each bound
over to keep the peace in 1,000. Each
prisoner furnished one surety to appear
when called upon.
Lord Lonsdale presided at tho Ormonde
club meeting which lasted two hours.
Slavin was present. The secretary of the
club states that by the decision of the mag
istrates, the two pugilists are at liberty to
compote: therefore, with the view of coin
ciding with the magistrates' remarks, the
men have agreed to reduce the number
of rounds from thirty to fifteen.
Slavin has returned to Dover
court. A meeting of sporting procli-ities
has arranged for Jackson, the colored pu
gilist, to box the winner. Both Slavin
and McAuliffe have given their consent to
The Press association announces that
Slaviu and McAuliffe will probably have a
glove fight within a few days under the
TROOPS TO THE G. A,
.TrxcTION Cm", Kan.. Sept. 23. Maj.
Whiteside with the 1) and G troops sev
enth cavalry left Fort Riley this morning
for Manhattan to take part in the reunion
of the G. A. R, of the Fifth district.
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THE REPUBLICANS HAVE A QUO
BUM OF THEIR OWN.
Enough Absentees Arrive to Finally
Dispose of the Virginia
The Case of Miller Against Elliott from
South Carolina Quickly Decided
for the Contestant,
Democrats Greatly Surprised and Dis
heartened They Meditate Retaliation
When the Tariff Conference Re
port Comes Up The Repub
lican Campaign Speakers
Washington, Sept. 23. By its action
today in seating Mr. Langston, the house
ended what was probably the most pro
tracted and bitterly contested election case
it has ever decided. During the closing
days of the last congress, the Democrats
made a strenuous effort to unseat Felton
and put in Sullivan as a representative
from California; but they were defeated by
the refusal of the majority of the Repub
licans to vote upon the proposition. The
result of today's proceedings was a
surprise to tho Democratic minority,
which, nfter two weeks' successful
operation of what has become known as
the "Mason plan of obstruction," was con
fident that its opponents could not secure
a quorum. But the whips had been active
and the word passed around before tho
house met that a quorum would be pres
ent. The result of the first roll
call to approve the journal was waited
with considerable nervousness by the Re
publicans. During the call it was discov
ered that Mr. Millikeu, of Maine, who had
just returned to the city, was not
present and immediately messengers
and nages went to look him up.
As the clerk proceeded, it was
also noticed that Mr. Mudd, of Maryland,
had failed to respond, and Chairman Row
ells, of the elections committee, went him
self in pursuit of the absentees. But the
apprehensions wore groundless, as Mr.
Sweney, who had hardly been expected so
soon, came into the house just in season to
cast tho vote necessary to make the
The further proceedings were remarka
bly expeditious, aud Mr. O'Ferrall, the
lonely Democratic sentinel, was absolutely
powerless to check the majority in its full
SHORT WORK WITH ELLIOTT.
The Miller case, which followed the
Langston case, was an even greater sur
prise and in fact it was not known gener
ally to the Republicans that the leaders
contemplated this move. The resolution
which unseated Elliott and seated Miller
was cleverly framed, so as to be indivisi
ble and a single vote sufficed to achieve
what had required four separate votes in
the Langston case. .
The Democratic minority was consider
ably vexed over tho result of the day's
procecdiugs and a call for a caucus was
circulated with the purpose of endeavoring
to unite the party by way of retaliation
upon the policy of treatment of the con
ference report upon the tariff bill which
would require the Republicans to main
tain a quorum of their own members to
disoose of'that report. But owing to the
lateness of the hour, nnd the small attend
ance of Democratic members, the attempt
to caucus was temporarily abandoned,
although it was stated that it would prob
ably bo renewed tomorrow.
THE FRANCHISE QUESTION.
Speaker Reed Treats of the Effort to
Suppress Negro Votes.
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 23. In the
evening a mass meeting under the au
spices of the Republican league was held
at the Academy of Music, at which Speak
er Reed was the center of attraction. The
immense auditorium never held a larger
crowd. When Speaker Reed rose to ad
dress the audience the applause was long
continued. His speech was mainly humor
ous and sarcastic and was keenly enjoyed
by the vast audience. In closing his ad
dress, Mr. Reed said:
"It is very discouraging in this world to
see how small a percentage of actual re
sults come from splendid victories. Some
great general has said that there is only
one tiling worse than victory, nnd that is
defeat. We fought a great struggle for
t he liberty of manhood. We culminated it
by a constitutional amendment, putting
in the law of the country a doctrine that
every male citizen should be entitled to
participate in the government. And yet
there has been and is sitting today in
Mississippi a convention in winch every
orator proclaims his determination and
the determination of every other white
man belonging to his party to invent some
method of disfranchising the negro; to
destroy the franchise of a large portion of
the voting population of this country who
are entitled to vote. There is a spectacle
for you applause. These gentlemen
openly d. olare that they intend to disfran
chise "voters of this country. There
has never been any denial of their purpose
and this Mississippi convention is proof.
Do you mean, my friends, to allow a
southern white man, because he votes in
the south, to count more than you do in
this government? Do you mean that he
shall have increased representation in this
government and that he shall carry more
weight than you"' ApplauseJ.
PENNSYLVANIA REPUBLICAN CLUBS.
Pint iniri mil T ?imt "S Thn tliinl
anauai conveation of the Republican
leairue com nosed of delegates from the va
rious Republican clubs of the state, began
at the Academy of Music this morning.
Over 1,000 delegates from 285 clubs were
present and in addition the galleries were
filled with visitors and spectators.
Dr. Edwin Stewart, president of the
league, called the convention to order a.
10 o'clock. He addressed the delegates on
the issues of the day, and afer the appoint
ment of a committee on resolutions the
convention adjourned till this afternoon.
At the afternoon session of the Repub
lican clubs a series of resolutions was
unauimouslv adopted. They ratify the
national nnd state platforms of the party,
endorse the national and state administra
tions and the Republican nominees for
state officers; commend the "cenius and
courage of Speaker Reed, which rescued
the Hone of Representatives from con
trol ot the Democratic filibnterers," ap
plaud the Republicans in tbe two branches
of congress, and ur?e the -needy adoption
of the federal election bill.
A DISSAPOINTED GATHERING.
Anthony, Kan., Sept J2 Special cor
respondence This city whs gaily decorated
and crowded with people to hear the three
orators who were adverti-ed to .-p-xik here
this afternoon and at Harper is tb even
ing. Hon. J. R. Barton, Judee H. C. Sins
and Hon. R. W. Blue, but neither of these
gentlemen appeared, much to our disap-
pointment. However, when the people
gathered in the opera house at 2 o'clock,
Hon. R. P. McColloch, of this city, deliv
ered a brilliant speech, although, not ex
pecting to be called upon to do so.
A Republican league was organized with
J. H. Huston, president: Grant Potter,
vice president; J. M. Bent, treasurer; T.
M. Finley, secretary. The club starts off
with twenty-two members. It will meet
again Wednesday evening.
Rev T. B. Greenla preached yesterday in
his former church, the First Presbyterian,
to a large audience.
RAPID WORK AT JACKSON.
Jackson, Miss., Sept. 23. The constitu
tional convention is still engaged in consid
ering the committee report in the elective
franchise and is making rapid progress.
Only one of the four branches of the report
remains undisposed of, and the indications
are that a final vote will be reached soon.
NEW YORK DEMOCRATIC LEADERS.
New Yop.k, Sept. 23. The Democratic
State committee met this morning at the
Hoffman house, all the members being
present but two, who were represented by
proxies. The committee unanimously
renominated Judge Robert Earl lor the
court of appeals.
FRANK DEFEATED FOR RENOMI
NATION. St. Louis. Mo., Sept 23. The Republi
can convention for the Ninth district of
this city nominated this morning Thomas
J. Prosser for congress over Nathan Frank
NAMED FOR CONGRESS.
PlTTSBUr.G. Pa., Sept. 23. At Kane, Pa.,
today C. W. Stone, of Warren county, was
nominated by the Republican convention
for congress in the Twenty-seventh dis
trict on the second ballot.
ARRANGING FOR IRISH SPEAKERS.
Cincinnati, O., Sept. 23. The council of
seven on the American branch of the Irish
National land league will meet here this
afternoon. Its sessions are secret, but the
president, Mr. John Fitzgerald, of Lincoln,
Neb., says the object is to appoint com
mittees to meet and care for tho coming
speakers from Ireland. Notwithstanding
the arrest of Messrs. O'Brien and Dillon,
Mr. Fitzgerald names them as coming
speakers, along with Messrs. O'Connor
aud O'Reilly. He says he does not think
their arrest will iuterfere with their trip
to the United States.
Tho following members of the national
council of the Irish National League of
America are present: President John
Fitzgerald, Treasurer Rev. Dr. Charles
O'Reilly, Vice President Patrick Martin,
Hon. J. V. Fitzgerald of Kansas. Hon. J.
J. O'Connor of New York, Dr. Theodore
O'Reilly of Missouri, Mr. John T. Morris
of Baltimore, Mr. John F. Sutton, na
tional secaetary; Hon. M. V. Samsan of
The meeting was called to decide on the
course to hold regarding the arrest of
Dillon and O'Brien. The business of the
day was private, but resolutions were
adopted denouncing the government of
England in this occasion, and voting sup
port and encouragement to the Irish in
their struggle for liberty nnd home rule.
The session then adjourned till tomorrow.
ON THE RACE TRACK.
Cincinnati, O., Sept. 23. The races to
day resulted as follows:
The 2:27 trot, unfinished from yesterday,
was won by " alter Herr, Green Boy sec
ond. Best time 2.21.
The 2:30 pacing, J. H. S. won, Markland
second. Best time 2:11.
The 2:18 trotting, McDael won, Diamond
second. Best time 2:11.
Two-year-old stakes Evangeline won,
Maid King second. Best time, 2:29.
Palo Alto was sent to break his own
record, but failed, making the mile in
Louisville, Sept. 23. Winners of to
day's races: G'nast, Roseland, Manna,
Chimes, and Camilla.
Gravesend, Sept. 23. Winners of to
days' races: Chesapeake, Diablo, Esper
anza, Demuth, Lauder, Esquimaux, Bris
teed, Little Jim.
THE ROAD IN THE LEAD.
MAr.SHALLTOWN, la., Sept. 23. While
the Chicago, St. Paul aud Kansas City did
not sneceed in completing its double track
through tho city, as it started out to do
bunday, the roau is practically master ot
tho situation. The city authorities ex
pected to have nil the new truck torn out
and carted yesterday, but at 7 o'clock in
the morning they were enjoined from in
terfering with the work begun by the
company. The fact has been disclosed that
the city council passed an ordinance seven
years ago granting the right of way to the
company through this same street for a
double track aud all that was required
was the consent of the property owners,
which seemed impossible to get.
GERMAN CATHOLIC CONGRESS.
Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 23. The German
Catholic congress had high mass this
morning which was followed by a sermon
by Rev. Dr. Burcetor, of the Church of the
Assumption, New York. His theme was
"The Catholicity of the Church. ' In the
course of his remarks, he said Catholics
had no use for the public schools; they
were no good to them because Roman
Catholic children ought to be brought up
in their parents' faith. At lu o'clock the
Priests association held its first meeting
at the Pennsylvania avenue rink. The
meeting was held with closed doors and
the proceedings could not be learned.
CHRISTIAN BOARD OF MISSIONS
Ottawa. Kan., Sept. 23. The Christian
Women's Board of JIiions for Kansas,
convened in the Christian church this
morning. Rev. Rains of Topeka, pre
sided over the convention.
The address of welcome was delivered by
Mrs. Myers and responded to by Miss
Edith Miller of Emporia. The annual ad
dress was delivered by the president, Mrs.
Libbie Engeles of Oswego. The keveral
districts made very favorable reports. The
report of the state secretary and treasurer,
Mrs. Harper of Parsons, snowed forty-six
auxiliaries and fOGG.06, the sum total re
ceived during the last year.
NOT MUCH DAMAGE BY FROST.
Cum nn T11 C.t cy TUa r:
will appear in this week's Farmers' Re
view: There has evidently been less damage to
corn by frost than alarmists have given
the public to understand. Only late
planted corn has suffered, and this portion
of the crop forms but a very small percent
age of the whole. In Missouri, Ohio and
Kentucky, where the crop is quite back
ward on account of too abundant rains,
frost has done practically no damage as
yet, but would be most injurious were it
to fall heavily before October 15.
A BORDER TIME LEADER DEAD.
Atchison, Kan., Sept. 23. Information
has been received here of the death of
Robert S. Kelley. at his home at Helena,
Mont. He was "one of the pioneer settlers
of Atchison and a noted border ruffian
and pro- slavery leader. In 1S he founded
tbe once famous paper known as the Squat
ter Sovereign and made it the organ of the
pro-slavery party in the territory. As
editor of thi'- paper and on account of bis
acgrussive and uncompromising attitude
toward the free Mate people he became
a national character.
THE EPIDEMIC OF SUICIDE.
BERLIN, Sept. 23. The epidemic of sui
cide continues in this city. A nsatiou
was created today by the discovery that
Maj. Van Norman, of the cadet ' -ehool
here, bad killed bun-elf by taking poison.
To make his work doaWr sure after he had
swallowed the poison he opened this arteries-
in his amis.
MONETARY PANIC IN LISBON.
Lisbon, Sept 21 A commensal panic
prevails in Lisbon, where the tottering
banks are trembling. A cnais is ixasnueat.
GIN TO PAKE
THAT COUNTY GETS THE AGRICUL
TURAL COLLEGE. .
A Commission Will Decide the Fight
for It Bet-ween Still-water
The Political Kaleidoscope of Oklahoma
Given Another Turn Every City
The Day In the House Devoted Almost
Entirely to the Location of College
The Council Declines to Attend
the El Reno Reunion
SrecJat Dispatch to the Dally Eacle.
Guthrie, Ok., Sept. 23. New combina
tions are being made. It is rumored that
some of the Kingfisher delegation is going
over to Oklahoma; that the Cleveland
delegation is becoming disappointed and
begins to look toward an affiliation with
Payne county is stirred up over the agri
cultural call, the rival factions of Perkins
and Stillwater having consumed the entire
morning in Bparrmg and covertly threaten
ing. The wheel horses of the lobby were
out with their whips, lashing
the refractory coalition members into
lino and in fine it was a kind of a monkey,
and parrot performance. The coalition is
badly handled but still in the ring.
The council lent dignity to the house by
its presence, it having adjourned early.
There is fun ahead. The status as now
seen is this: The different cliques want
the "goods delivered" before they will
count a vote for capital. Mr. Daniels
wants 'Frisco made tho county seat of
Canadian and will fight to the bitter end.
Hennessey wants something and is bound
to have it. Kingfisher is doing her level
best to get the big apple but will take less
if she fails in this.
THE COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS.
The council met at the usual hour. All
were present. Mr. Foster offered the fol
lowing resolution :
Resolved, That hereafter all bills intro
duced shall be ordered printed after second
It was unanimously adopted. The com
mittee on judiciary through its chairman
reported on council bill No. 12 and offered
a substitute with recommendations that it
pass, McCartney and Pittman objecting
to sections 9 and 22. This substitute for
the bill is an act to provide for the election
aud organization of the legislative
assembly of the territory of Oklahoma,
defining its powers and duties and declar
ing the privileges of its members. The
bill was ordered printed.
The committee on federal relations re
ported unfavorably on house joint resolu
tion No. 17. Referred to the committee on
Mr. Foster introduced the following:
Resolved, That the committee on print
ing be instructed to confer with the secre
tary of the interior as to what portion of
the printing is to be paid for by the terri
The committee on federal relations re
ported on house concurrent resolution No.
3, unanimously concurring therein.
Adopted. This is the G. A. R. invitation
to the El Reno encampment, and the reso
lution declines to accept the same owing
to lack of time.
Mr. Foster of Logan, moved to call up
council bill No. 4 and be laid upon th9
table and ordered printed, LosL It was
then moved by Mr. Foster that the com
mittee on judiciary be instructed to report
tomorrow morning on the bill. Lost.
House bill No. 27 was received and read.
It is an act relating to factories and com
Mr. Brown of Oklahoma Is this body
going to get out of anything to do? I
would suggest that tho bill be taken up
and passed by sections and would move to
reconsider and take up the bill.
The house returned house bill No. 27.
relating to factors aud commissions, and
recommended concurrence of the council.
Mr. Brown of Logan moved the further
consideration until that part of the code
shall be decided upon.
Mr. McCartney thinks there are a lot of
ambitions men who wish their names in
the paper and should be sat down upon.
Further consideration of the bill was
Mr. Brown of Oklahoma moved that
the council go into a committee of the
whole for further consideration of bill
No. 23. Carried.
Mr. McCartney moved the committee
now arise and report progress
Mr. Brown of Logan T'he committee of
the whole has done nothing aud now
wishes to rise and report. Will the gen
tleman state what is the object of adjourn
ment? Mr. McCartney We require the time
for committee work.
Mr. Bixler We have enough work
ready to keep the council busy. We
should go Ahead with this bill now under
Mr. McCartney Other things are more
Mr Brown, of Oklahoma I think this
bill demands attention. I think we can
readily agree in relation to this bill.
Mr. Brown, of Logan I am in favor of
providing a stenographer. It seems to be
the impression that the amendment I in
troduced was to defeat the bill. It is a
mistake and I only desired to place the re
sponsibility where it should lie. I am in
favor of a court stenographer and that the
committee sit until the bill is acted upon
Sir. McCartney The councillor from
Logan is in favor of a court stenographer.
I do not think that the gentleman from
Logan is in favor of the buL I say this: I
am in favor of the committee arising and
reporting. I never wish to see tne bill
pass as amended because it simply calls
out the idea that the committee don't care
whether the bill passes or not.
The motion to arise and report progress
was carried by 7 to 6.
In tbe House this morning Mr. Terrill
moved the House so into a committee of
the whole for the consideration of Ho
bill Nos. 50, SI and 3 Carried.
The clerk read House bill o. M. The
bill locate tbe agncultnral college at I'm
kins, Payne coonty. Mr. Terrill moved to
amend by adding thereto eighty acres of
Chairman You can Introduce it wsea
read by section
Toe clerk reads section L
Mr. Terrill moved aan amendment tn4
eighty acres of land be added to tae trai
mentioned ia the bill.
Mr. Terrill If we locate the Agricult
ural College there at all we may j&at as
well hare 340 acres a- Wl
Mr Campbell How does thi tract lay
with reference to the other trgct!
Mr. Terrill It adjoins.
Mr. Campbell " hat is the character of
Mr. Terrill Sandy loam, fifty feet above
the Cimarron river. No timber on the
land, almost level, black alluvial soiL
The amendment was lost.
Mr. Jones I would like to know if there
are not more than twenty-one members
The chair Objection must bo taken
when the vote is taken.
An amendment to strike out all that
relates to locating the college at Perkins,
Gnrdenhire, Matthews and Clark to bo a
commission to inspect the site. Mr.
I Mathews moved the adoption of the
Mr. Clark moved an amendment to the
amendment: "I. N. Terrill" instead of
Mr. Terrill moved to substitute the
name "I. N. Terrill" for "Mntthews."
Mr. Tritt I offer a substitute to strike
out the two names and insert the names
of two members appointed by the gov
ernor. Mr. Terrill If the substitute should
pas it would throw the college to a place
not mentioned iu the bill. 1 he best land
in Payne is along Cimarron valley. If
this college is located in this section some
of the best Innd in the territory will lie
i available. I have no personal motive in
this, only to carry out the wishes of the
people. The question is which of the two
men will servo the majority best. We are
both good men, but 1 claim I am serving
tho majority best. Tho fight over the
name for the connty shows where the
majority lies. Pavne was adopted.
Mr. Matthews I leave it to a vote of
that county as to whether myself or Ter
rill will serve the county best. If more
men desire me I am the proper mnn. I
got more votes than any man in that coun
ty more than any two. I have como here
to represent the county nnd intend to do it.
Mr. Campbell What is tho amendment
before the house
The chair stated the question.
Mr. Campbell I am in favor of reject
ing the substitute and amendment to the
amendment and shall move to substitute,
when in order, the names of three persons
who are not memoers of this house. The
names are those of men of standing and
represent tho different parts of the county.
Mr. Terrill My colleague has alreaify
shown his animosity when ho endeavored
to locate the point for distributing aid at
A member objected to Mr. Terrill speak
ing so often.
Mr. Terrill This is the committee of the
whole and I will speak as often as I please.
I am not fighting for any town-site clique.
If the gentleman lias a chance he will lo
cate it on the public square in Stillwater.
Mr. Matthews While I got sixty nine
votes in Stillwater I was a Democrat and
of course did not get Republi
can votes. Let there be a thor
ough examination, then locate the
college where the best interests of the ter
ritory- demand. I think Mr. Terrill will
bo n bad man on the committee.
Mr. Campbell Tiie gentleman from
Payne has seen fit to impugn my motives.
Mr. Terrill I did not refer to him. My
colleague from Payne has brought the sub
ject of water into the thing; when we were
in convention at Stillwater I could not get
water to drink. At Perkins and the valley
vou find water at forty leet; you find liv
ing water. Was not the gentleman tho
one who introduced the resolution appoint
ing him as ono of the commisoion and
how ridiculous for him to say he is not
Mr. Daniels I agree with the gentle
man from Logan. If two members aro
chosen from the south side of the couuty
the Agricultural college will go to Perkins;
if two from the north sile it will go to
Stillwater. Wo should vote down the sec
tions and permit the governor to appoint
disinterested partes anil let such commis
sion locate the college In Payne county. I
am not sure that I shall vote to locate this
institution in Payne county. We are an
noyed to death by lobbyists. We cannot
go through a back alley without being
buttonholed by someone with a petty
Mr. Terrill If the house will vote down
all the amendments and substitutes I am
Mr. Matthews-Because men mentioned in
the amendment aro appointed it does not
necessarily locate the college in the inter
ests of any of the members of this commis
sion. Mr. Daniels Several remarks of theen
tleman from Payne reflect on me. 1 with
draw all I have said
Mr. Jones asked for the nyes and noes
and the substitute was lost.
The question of the amendment to the
amendment substituting I. N. Terrill for
G. W. Gardenhire was lot.
Question on the amendment to striko
out section 1 and insert section 1, was read.
Mr. Tritt I wish to amend by substitut
ing that tho governor, with and by consent
of the council, bhall appoint three commis
sioners. Mr. Terrill moved to strike out "with
and by consent of the council."
Mr. Daniels This amendmunt meets my
On the question on the amendment as
amended, Mr. Tritt said: "I desire to
amend by striking out 'Payne coontv ' "
Mr. Daniels I propose to stand by Payne
county. I understand the trick of the
gentleman from Kingfisher county to be to
burst up the coalition and diorganie the
immortal fourteen. This is tbe beat time
in tho world for the immortal fourteen to
Mr. Tritt thought the gentleman said he
might vote against Payne county alto
gether. Mr. Trospcr I am in favor of voting the
Mr. Barker I do not -ee any special
reason why this college should neeowxirtly
go to Payne county. It is only a part ot
tbe plan of the fourteen.
She has done one thing: She has knocked
the wind out of the Republican party of
Mr. Post It ought to go to Payne eoun
tv. because the ouly good land aside from
this county is in Oklahoma county, and
she wants the capital
Mr Tritt The adoption of vmeadmeat
striking out Payne coonty deas not nv
sonly debar Payne county. Payne county
then will have an equal chance.
The amendment ww kt.
The question on section 1 as asiead! to
strike out the section and insert "Tbre
coratniissionerH be appointed by tbe gover
nor to select a site for an acricnltttml col
lege of not Its than 160 acre awl within
thirty days shall report to the girrentor.
The land shall be ooareyfed in foe simple
without oo-t to tbe territory "
Mr Campbell moved to lart "to h
located by three coramikmers to be ap
pointed by tb governor "
Mr Talbot moved mmI cemmtoufcmars be
selected one from each party. Th
amendment to the aataodjiKet wo
QtHotioB on tbe ameadsneat.
Mr. Terrill This thin;; fretting
Fomewbat confuted wbea we strike oat tb
provision for locating tbe eolknre booh
land sow owned by the territory. The
college must be located upon a pscic
piece of land.
Mr Talbot Are yoa offering this fac
tion of United btafces siatnt an an amend
ment? Laagbtcr. Tbe Gntbrie ceme
tery 1a located on land brkl no
der the sam'i cooditlaav Yov w
to make -eomtwUm mt of efeo.'
Abt seeiMe sua who will take tbe snap
will e where the csanty line wW
aataraliy fall. Little lownwnt" ciiqoo
come Were and try to ran tnit -Yialiax in
Mr. OunpUeU Has any soen thus oc
curred? air Terrill Y, sir. tin baa m t
ordarof Un day ever hac tin flrtt i rton
evry po- octet wun u b a con j
Mr. Matew-My friend nns snotem to
no pwroove tor lotnuinoj. TW lunii will
Uxbus to cotleze In Pnyo eowtty.
Mr Clark- If toe owmnowt opnofnt
taen it will incur a effnwu. This is na
Couaal a scs4 Iixc
Three-Fourths of the Place in Ashes
Before the Conflagration
Mobs of Looters Add Their Dastardly
"Work to tho Oalamity Tho
Militia Called Out,
Several Persons Kilted and Wounded Ee-
inforcoments and SuppHas of Food
En Eoute Hot Springs, Ark.,
Suffers from Hoods
Pax.VMA. Sept. 2S. Thrce-fonrth of
Colon has been Octroyed by tiro. It broko
out at midnight aud wa.s not utidor control
until 7 p. in. It is reported that ninety
car loads of freight in transit has boon con
Mimcd. The wharves and bhipplug aro
Owing to the riotous behavior of a mob
of looters tho military oponed tire with ball
and cartridges, killing aud wouadiHir .Per
oral nersons. Reinforcements of poltcv
have been dispHtchetl from horn. A Mipplj
of food has nlo been sent. Everything u
reported quiot now.
A Waterspout at Hot Spring! Canso
HOTSmiN'Ofi, Ark., Sept l Aterrlblo
Hood occurred Imro Wt night aud thin
morning the valley from one oud to the
other win ruins. A liwiy rain t in yes
terday afternoon, and nt midnight tho
gain increased steadily until then came a
terrible waterspout. Thi together with
the immense volume of water which rolled
dowu the mountain Hide, swelled tlio
creek at th bane out of it
banks and deluaed the main thoroughfnni
aud flooded tho htores the wholo length
of the uvenuo. The water with lln terriblu
force carrietl every movable object beforo
it and this morninir the nrnine prauuit n
scene not exceeded In tho disaster to tho
creat Hood in Hot Spring two years ago.
The Josephine hotel, the Arlington, V .1 .
Little Mercantile company, Stthrn &. Dow
saloon and other smaller plat-es are anions
the hcnviiMt loners. The cellars ami flrt
floors of all thene tirnis were flooded nnd
the Roods totally destroyed The lotw to
property will amount to at lttat f 711,000,
PutlR, Tex., Sept. 'J8. JudKO Bryant
rendered an importtut dominion today in
the habeas corpus com of Itoburt Q-'Nonl,
charged with tho thoft of rattle In the In
dian territory. It wes held that under a
recent oniuion of the supremo eourt of tho
United status, thuthcitof oattln Is larceny,
and that the punishment for that oifenn
does not exceed twelve months in Jail.
Tho iudgu, therefore, decided that ho
would not take jurisdiction of larceny
wises except those especially mentioned lit
the act of .March 1, lSa, creating the Mus
coxco and Paris courts, and that the Mus
cogee court would be allowed JurlndJetiun
in all such casos hereafter O'Senl wiw
remanded to the commissioner at Ardmore
who committed hi in hero Ifa will m
taken there tomorrow to be Ixjutid over for
his appearance at MuM'opea October 1.1.
He is charged with atealiuK three curs of
THE PRESIDENT'S HARD LUCK.
Ckkmon Kl'KIXCH, Pa., Sept 'Mlu con
sequence of the ttnnrmoiSM tratllc over thn
Pennsylvania railroad. Just at prnsent, thn
president has been unable to obtain accom
modation on tli New York and rhlrago
limited express for his return to 'nn
inifton. although he made application on
Saturday last and has therefor been com
pelled to change his plans (fneral ftttprr
tntendent .Sheppard tendered the u of
his private ear and the president ha a
cettted it with the undpratandiiMf that it
will Is attached to the day exprtw leaving
Creson tomorrow at 11 o clock a. in
nnd arriving in Washington at H o'clock at
A CAPTAIN SUED FOR DAMAGES.
Oklahoma Citv. Ok , Fept in 11 W.
Sawyer, editor of Tbe Oklahoma Oty
Times, baa commenced a tuit airainsc
dipt Utiles, in command of tint Cnltd
.States army troops stationed at this point,
for K),(WU, the charge beiag fain imprt
onmuut Last September. ilnriHg the cbar
tar election called by Mayor Couch, ttx
troops under ('apt. Stibw were ortbtred out
to quell tb riot mied by the opponent of
the election rail ( oftspieaous among the
latter was Editor bawyer. awl obnox
lorn to the military that Capt. Ub or
dered his arrest aimI imprisonment He
was released altera few boor conituMRoAt
and now brings suit fordaroagas.
A JAIL DELIVERY FRUSTRATED.
Oklahoma Citt, Ok , rpt M A dar
ing attempt at tail broiidiig lat sight waa
irwtratedby t& rixMnr of Sheriff D
foni Tbe jail is a ooy structure of pin
and contains half a tinmn or mora prison
ers awaiting trial on tba charvn of manler.
Among tbew are Irnos Cook and Joftn
McConnell. tb aolf-coofawi slarec of
Ajcnea Jennaon Wnen detected tier bawl
tteaxiy xurceied in niutnsc a bole large
enough for their exit through tba pine wall
with an ordinary poekai knta.
MILITARY POST ABANDONED.
TAHUMp'AM. I. T . S-pt n -Tbe Fort
Gibson military pot, twenty mlb dbsUwt
from bre. was abMioni today Tbs
oktier will lTe tnU vnjng tor Piatt
bars, X Y According to tks traiy ot
1599 tbe building and gronods accufnad
by tb troops will rrr-rt br k to tbe (,"W
okce nation. It la LelUvi UwO. tb Ckw
keo will eetabiistt a eoilese for by and
BM tbe building and grounds.
LIVE BIRD TOCNAMlf7.
BvnA 4taah to t &Uf JUta.
ELLSWORTH. Kao. SojsJ. a Bower'
annual Nre bird UMfnaooat baa b--t
xed at thi pie for Ociniw 1 and H,
wttn tux snoot tor ck dny. Tk cfcuw
ptoawain tor Kaa will be wth fewan?
ire birds, t eotranee li. tnetedteg
of tarda. A IM XoH n4l and 09 pr coat
to wianar. A. & A. roUm.
ARRAltCIHG A BANQUET.
RLltia.Ok.j TV U. A. K.
boy ntt tetugnc to wmao tor a banon
for fvmMK Ttfto and staff, kigbUatarn
and dertant eaaawtaailer and uir, a
Un annrockcbing rvnnten, Oct. 14. 14 and It,
In a priTnU letter to a It9dA bom. Qm.
Morgaa, tonimtsUnsr of Indian affair,
mmum inat hs will rmit IM anacy tnn
lafW pmet ot Octnbvr Tto Indian umt
nitnnnm will to are by Um ant nC Um
EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS AT COLUMBIA.
1'ou.xaiA.K (. Hisnt tttx iHwtfnct
anoek? ot muatm'km lnv kn narttd
m ocarrUg abont fcJitnia morning. Tim
last aacez, ww aatieoaMc tor nearly a
ntaata. A ramaUac awi inul ta
otL, wWca &fua& to aoui from tbe
THE ISTHMUS CITY