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TARIFF CONFEREES WILL PROB
ABLY REPORT TODAY.
The Date for II to Become Effec
tive the Only Ques
No. 16 Likely to be Made the Dividing
Line on Sugar and One Gent
Duty on Twine.
The House Resolves to Investigate
leged Corruption on the Part of Its
Postmaster Land Grant Forfeit
ure Conference Report Adopt
ed The Senate Pro
ceedingsItems. WAsniMJTOK, Sept. 25. This morning
the Democratic members of the commit
tee on confereuce on the tariff joined their
Hepublicun associates in tho room of the
sennte committee on finance and began an
examination of amendments agreed upon
by Republicans nince they were last pres
ent. The situation is just as it was last
night. Xo agreement has been reached
respecting sugar and binding twine, al
though conferees said in answer to in
quiries that they hoped and expected to
come to an amicable understanding today
and be able to report the bill tomorrow.
Congressmen not connected with commit
tee say they understand that the conferees
have decided to make No. 16 tho dividing
lino between free and dutiable sugars, low
est duty on the higher grades to be 6-10 of
a cent a pound, and that a duty of 1 cent a
pound will be imposed upon binding
twine. Thin ouu not Ihj confirmed by state
ment of conferees and yet may be correct.
The clerks of the ways and mcaus and
finance committees are at work on the
conference report, which is taken to ha an
indication thutagreeinont is in sight at
least. It was suggested that the report
Mould contain a disagreement upon the
di -buted subjects, but one of tho conferees
said he expected the report to cover an
aflirtnativo position on all amendments.
Tho next few hours will probably develop
a solution of the situation.
The conferees separated without reach
ing an agreement. It can be stated with
almost absolute certainty that the bill will
bo reported tomorrow morning, but upon
what basis tho expected agreement will be
made is still unknown.
A DEOISION KBACnnD.
The Republican conference on the tariff
hill have definitely decided to report the
bill back to the house. The conference re
ports will announce an agreement on ech
and every item in dispute Letween the
two houses and will not, as has been
stated, be only a partial report. It will be
presented to the house of representatives
very soon after that body meets tomorrow
morning and there is a confident expec
tation entertained by tho conferees
that tho report will be considered
mid disposed of before tho house adjourns
for the day, although there is a possibility
ihat a vote to adopt the confereuce report
muy bo delayed until the following day
through the desire of members to make
imiuukioiid of their views ou tho matters
ith regard to which it has been necessary
to make concessions. All the Republican
members of the ways and means commit
tee got together this evening and tho de
cision to make a report and move its
speedy adoption was determined upon
after a full consultation. There
will be a mectinu of the
full committee tomorrow morning hcioro
the house meets to act upon tho report be
fcro its presentation to the house.
Tho only question left open to ho de
cided upon tomorrow is the date upon
which the bill shall go into effect. Tho
j eriod intervening between the approval
of tho bill and its enforcement will be
brief and it is thought will certainly not
exceed two weeks.
THE HOUSE POSTMASTER.
Alleged Crookedness to be Investigated
"WAsniVGTOV, Sept. 2o. On motion of
Mr. Lncey, of Iowa, a resolution was
ad iptcd directing the clerk of tho house to
forward to the governor of Arkansas a
copy of tho resolution declaring that there
was a vacancy in the Second congressional
district of that state. The house then
proceeded to the consideration of tho con
ference report on the land forfeiture bill.
After further debate the conference re
port was adopted.
Mr Payson of Illinois, was then recog
nized to submit a conference report, when
Mr, Knloe, ol lennossee, rose to a question
of privilege which ho stated was of higher
1 rivilege than the conference report.
Mr. Enloe said that he held a resolution
relative to the investigation of certain
charges made against tho postmaster of
the house of speculation in office.
The speaker ruled that the conference
report ws of hither privilege, and Mr.
Payon submitted a report on the bill
authorising entry of public lands by in
corporated cities aud towns for cemetery
and park purposes. Adopted.
Mr Morrill, of Kansas, submitted and
th house agreed to the conference report
on the bill granting a pension to tho widow
cf General Hart rauf t. The amount grant
ed is $10.1 a mouth.
Mr Pay-on presonted and the house
a lopted a conference report on the bill for
relief of settlers on the Northern Pacific
railroad indemnity lands.
Mr Enloe then brought up his resolu
tion. It recitos that it is alleged that the post
muster of the Iioum., J. I Wheat, whose
duty it is to let contracts for carrying of
mails, let the contract to one Samuel Cul
bertson for $5,000 a year, on condition that
Culbertson should pay him (Wheat) $150 a
month of the money received from the
government for his services, and
that Wheat did receive that sum
for five months; aud directing
the committee on accounts to investigate
these charge, and such other matter as
pertain to Wheat's administration of the
l'iTt office of the House of Renresentatires.
Mr Hopkins of Illinois, suggested that
tl . lesolution be made broad enough to
luciiide the action of the last postmaster
iu regard to the same matter.
Mr Enloe remarked that if nnygentle
r.an had evidence that there was anything
wroijg in the action of the late postmaster.
i e ui.uia have no objection.
Mr Hopkins remarked that he under
stood tnat ihis contract, which the gentle
nnn claimed was unlawful, had come
dtn fr.un the po-t master of last congress.
Mr Caswell, of Wisconsin, said that his
information wa that this practice on the
part of the potiiuster hud been obtained
uuring several c. .ngresses. The postmaster
had become sat Mied iut this money was
not proper m:u1 legitimate porquisite. Ho
h.id therefore converted every dollar into
Mr. Hopkins offered an amendment ex
tending the investigation into the practice
tf the postmaster m the Forty-ninth aud
Mr. Heard, of Missouri, desired to still
further amend by extending investigation
to all previous congresses, but a demand
for previous quostion made bv Mr. Hop
kins precludeti reception of tfiis amend
ment Mr. Houk, of Tennessee, protested that
time should be given foramendmom. If a
Republican had been stealing he should
bo exposed and punished. Let no one seek
to shield him.
Mr. Hopkins said there was no attempt
to shield any one, but the postmasters of
the last and of the present house were so
interlaced that one could not be investi
gated without the other.
Mr. Struble of Iowa, suggested that Sil
cott was also interlaced.
The previous question was ordered
yeas, 10b; nays, 86.
Mr. Hopkins' amendment was adopted
and the resolution as amended was
Mr. Payne of New York, chairman of
the special committee appointed to invest
igate the Silcott defalcation, called up the
hill defining duties of the sergeant-at-arms.
It enables the sergeant-at-arms to make
requisition directly upon the treasury for
pay and mileage of members and consti
tutes him in explicit terms a disbursing offi
cer, limiting his compensation to his pres
ent salary. A bond in the sum of $40,000
is required. The bill was passed.
Mr. Boutelle, of Maine, chairman of the
committee on naval affairs, reported a bill
appropriating 1,000,000 to enable the sec
retary of the navy to purchase nickel or
nickel matte for manufacture of nickel
steel armor, and asked for unanimous con
sent for its consideration. After an ex
planation by Mr. Boutelle the bill was
BILLS P0R THE INDIANS.
The New York Tribe's Kansas Lands
Cheyenne and Arapahoe Claims.
Kansas Citt, Mo., Sept. 25. A special
from Washington o the Times of yesterday
says: The lands in Kansas known as the
New York Indian lands, the sale of which
is provided for in a bill that has passed
tl, cut nn.l ,- nn.Uno-in th hnilSA hns
r.iispil sonin interestine uuestions. A&
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cording to the reports that have been made
in congress from time to time, as earlv as
1810 the New York Indians of the Six Na
tions and the St. Regis tribe sent a memo
rial to the president asking to be removed
west. In 1838 tho United States set apart
for the New York Indians in the portion
of the country now known ;is Kansas
1,824,000 acres of land about 320 acres
for each one and agreed to appropri
ate 400,000 for removing the
Indinns to their permanent homo
iu the west. None of the Indians,
however, accepted the treaty, and it was
not until 1S4G that any went west. They
numbered about 200 who actually settled
in the west. Some died on the way and
others returned to New York. It is be
lieved that none of the lands assigned in
1860 have been actually occupied by the
Indians since the certiheates of allotment
were issued to them. Finally all but
thirty-two of the 200 who located in Kan
sas were driven out by the whites. Very
few tried to occupy their lands. A bill
was passed in the last congress to compel
the settlers at present on the lands to pay
$2.50 per acre, but President Cleveland
vetoed it because he thought $2.50 was not
a fair aud equitable sum to be paid to the
Indians. The message of Mr. Cleveland
recommended a reapportionment of the
lands and a conveyance to the settlers at
the sum at which they should be appraised,
or in case of a failure on the
part of the settlers to pay for the
same, the lands should be sold at
public auction. "Very few of the Indians
to whom allotments were made are
believed to bo now living. The senate com
mittee think, however, that their heirs
should be paid and that $2.50 per acre is a
very fair valuation. Ninety-two Indians
receive certificate of allotment for 160 acres
each. Indian Commissioner Morgan says
in a report to congress thnt the settlers
have had tho use of the Indian lands for
thirty years and that the Indians have
been kept out of its usufruct for the same
time. 1C G per cent interest should be add
ed to tho minimum price of public lands
it would make the value $3.50 per acre next
September. This interest tho Indians
have lost and tho settlers have saved.
The bill introduced in the house by Mr.
Morrill of Kansas to provide the adjudica
tion and settlement ot certain rights and
claims of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe
tribes of Indians set forth some interesting
facts. It seems that by treajty concluded
October 14, 1865, the United States ceded
and set apirt to the tribes, in exchange for
other lands.-district of country commencing
at the mouth of Red creek or Red fork of
the Arkansas river, thence up tho creek or
fork to its source, thence westwardly to a
point on the Cimarron river opposite the
mouth ol uullalo creeK, thence uue north
to tho Arknnsas river, thence down tho
river to beginning. By the treaty of
October 2S, ISO", the United States ceded
and set apart to the same tribe in exchange
for the above described district of country
a tract of land commencing at a point
where the Arkansas river crosses the 37th
parallel of north latitude, thence west on
the parallel to the Cimarron river, thence
down the Cimarrou river iu the middle of
the main chanuel to tho Arkansas river,
thence up the Arkansas river in the middle
of the main channel to the place of begin
ning. The last tract named is now claimed
bv other parties who assert ownership and
rfglit of possession. Major Morrill's bill,
therefore, is intended, if it passes, to au
thorize the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes
to institute suits in the court of claims
against the United States to deter
mine the richts of the tribes
in and to the land ceded under the treaties
mentioned; and also to the moneys re
ceived by the United States on account of
the sale bf the lands or any part thereof;
and also to moneys collected by tho Cher
okee nation of Indians, or any individual
on accouut of rents, leases or the sale of
timber, or either or all, to which suit or
suits the Cherokee nation, or any member
thereof, or any other ituerested person
may be made a party or parties defendant.
It is required that the Cheyennes and
Arapahoes shall within three months after
the passage of the act file petitions in the
court, verified by the ngent and at least
three of the chiefs and head men of the
tribes, setting forth the facts upon which
the claims are based. Tho United States
and other interested parties shall make
answer within three months. The secre
tary of the interior is to aid in every way
by furnishing records, and the court is to
send its findings to congress. The right of
appeal to the supreme court of the l nited
Suites is also given in the bill, iu case all
parties are not satisfied.
IN THE SENATE.
Washington, Sept. 25. The request of
the house for a conference on the deficien
cy bill was complied with, and Messrs.
Hale, Allison and Cockrell were appointed
conferees on the part of the senate.
Mr Plumb reported a sennte joint reso
lution authorizing the extension for one
year of the time of the payment for land
on pre-emption or liomestead claims
whenever for the reason of failure of crops
payment is delayed, and it was passed.
The calendar was taken ud under rule S
and the next bill upon it being the house
bill to prevent the product of convict ln
bor from being f umished to or for the
u-e of any department of the government
and to prevent the product of convict labor
from being used upon imblic buildings or
other public works.
After a short debate the bill was passed
over and the next bill ou the calendar was
taken up, being house bill to amend "an
act to prohibit the importation and immi
gration of foreigners under contract or
agreement to perform labor in the United
States, its territories and the District of
The bill was laid aside without action
on objection by Mr. Gorman.
The senate resumed consideration of the
senate bill to establish United States laud
court and provide for settlement of private
land claims. Without disposing of the
bill, the senate went iuto executive session
aud soon adjourned.
WELLINGTON BANK RECEIVER.
Washington. Sept. 35. The comptroller
of currencv has appointed Fred R. Downs,
of Belle P lame. Kau., to be receiver of
State National bank of "Wellington, Kan.
FURTHER PERSECUTION OF IRISH
Tipperary Police Make a Descent
Upon O'Brien's Self Consti
Dillon, Merely and William O'Brien Ar
raigned With Patrick O'Brien Be
fore a Prejudiced Magistrate,
Hard Work Necessary to Secure Permis
sion for a Public Hearing The Case
of the Prosecution Presented
Nationalist Headquarters the
Scene of Indigation
Irish Americans Give
Dublin, Sept. 25. Patrick O'Brien, who
was arrested at Cardiff on Tuesday, was
brought to this city yesterday and placed
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' 'ntormation as to when he wouia oe taicen
Tipnerary for hearing, but late last
Light the nationalists learned that he
would be conveyed thither by the morning
train today, when they at once made prep
arations to give him worthy escort. Much
to the surprise of the. authorities a large
delegation of prominent nationalists board
ed the train at the same time the officers
appeared with Mr O'Brien. Among these
were John Morely. who has been Ireland
for some time studying the Irish question;
John Dillon, Alfred Illingworth, member
of parliament; T. M. Healey, Commoner,
and Harrington and several others. On
the arrival of the train at Tipperary the
nationalists started for the court house in
They had not gone far when they came
to a street corner and entered into a con
versation. While they were standing, in
no way disturbing the peace there, they
were ordered by the police to move on.
John O'Connor, member of parliament for
South Tipperary, took very vigorous ex
ception to their order and showed his con
tempt for the police by calling on tho
crowd, whicli by that time had become
large, to Kive three cheers for John Morley.
The cheers were given with hearty good
will, much to the exasperation of the po
lice, who thereupon charged upon the
group and attempted to make it move for
ward In the melee that followed the
Eolicemen did not hesitate to use their
atous. One burly constable aimed a blow
at John Morley himself, but John O'Con
nor, who stood near, warded it off. Tho
nationalists then continued their way
slowly toward the court house. As this
was "the day fixed for the trial of the ar
rested nationalists the streets to Tipperary
was full to overflowing with people inter
ested in the case.
ANOTHER ARItEST MADE.
Early in the day it became known that
still another arrest had been made. The
victim this time was Thomas J. Condow,
member of parliament for Tipperary east.
He was taken this morning to Limerick
and also brought to Tipperary. When the
hour for the sitting of the court arrived an
immense crowd had collected before the
court house ready to rush in the moment
the doors were thrown open. The
authorities thereupon decided not to open
the doors to the general public, but to ad
mit only those who were immediately in
terested in the trial. The crowd did not
take kindly to this treatment but pressed
forward, trying to force its way iuto the
fmirt. limisi 'Ph nnlipi st.mit.lv rpsisted.
charging repeatedly upon the crowd and
using their clubs freely on whoever repeat
edly happened to be within reach. For
fully fi-e minutes there was a stand-up-fight
between the now excited throng
and the police. At last, however, tho
crowd was forced back and the police suc
ceeded in maintaining a clear space in
front of the court house. During the con
flict many persons were wounded with
blows from the policemen's bludgeons.
Several men were so badly hurt as to re
quire surgical attention. Among the
wounded were Timothy Harrington, mem
ber of parliament for Dublin, and Mr. Hal
ifax. Both received heavy blows on their
BROUGHT INTO COURT.
Their appearance in court after tho
struggle created a profound sensation and
lent an additional emphasis to the com
plaint which Mr. O'Brien was making to
the court of the brutality of the police. At
first Mr. O'Brien had refused to enter tho
court room uuless the public could be
freelv admitted. He maintained this at
titude for some time, but at last decided
that he could accomplish more by appeal
ing to the court, entered the room ami bit
terly denounced the wanton clubbing of
the crowd of which he had just been a
It was while he was speaking that tho
sensatioual entrance of Messrs. Herring
ton and Halifax occurred. Then Johu
Morley aroo aud addressed the court,
manifesting great agitation both in tone
and mauner. He earnestly appealed to the
court to protect the populace against the
wanton use of the club by the police.
Meanwhile the Nationalists' leaders con
tinued to protest against the exclusion of
the general public from the court room.
Both Mr. Morley and Mr. Dillon appealed
to Col. Lodueli, the presiding magistrate,
to reverse his decision to keep the doors
shut against the public. For some time
he refused to recede from his determina
tion. Messrs. Morley and Dillon, however,
coutinued to labor with him and at last he
yielded the point and ordered the
doors thrown open. The room was
at once filled to its utmot capacity and
all the proceedings were followed with in
tense interest. At the outset Mr Dillon
objected to being tried before resident
Magistrate Shannon. The grounds of his
objection were that he had a personal
encounter with Shannon on one occa
sion at Cashel. At the time he asserted
Shannon had grossly insulted him. He
urged, therefore, that there would be mani
fest impropriety in Shannon's sitting at
the present trial. Mr. Shannon refused to
admit the validity of Mr. Dillon's objec
tions. He knew of no reason whv he should
not so on with the case.
He declared hf J
would perform his dnty without bias.
Mr. William O'Brien also objected to
Shannon The las: time he saw Shannon
he said Shannon was at the head of a body
of police who were using their clubs upon
the people. Moreover Shannon had already
tried him three times on similar charges.
His sitting in the present case, O'Brien
said, was an iudescency and insult. The
magistrate answered Mr. O'Brien's objec
tions in the same way that he had disposed
THE rROSKCCTION BEGINS.
Mr. Roman, counsel for the crown, asked
permission of the court to make some
slight alteration in charges against the
prisoners. The latter protested vigorously
asainst such permission, urging that it
would be illegal for the court to great it.
The court paid" no heed to protests out per
mitted counsel for the crown to make de
si red changes.
Mr. Roman preceeded then to open the
case for the prosecution. He renewed the
circum-'tances which led to tbe arrest of
the nationalists. This he said went back
to time when tbe plan of campaign was
put in force on the Smith-Barry estate at
Tipperary. That happened in Mso. 1SS3.
and he proposed to present evidence to
prove conspiracy on part of defendants
from that time down to the time
when the arrests were made. Dur
ing all that period he proposed to
prove that the defendants were conspiring
to prevent payment of rents to Mr. Smith
Barry and were inciting the tenants of that
gentleman not to pay.
The defendants protested against the in
troduction of evidence touching matters
that were anterior to the dates specified in
the warrants upon which they were ar
rested. After considering these protests the court
decided that the prosecution might pro
duce testimony or a general character to
prove the existence of a conspiracy prior
to the dates given in the warrants, but
that no evidence could be permitted con
cerning acts of defendant which were done
anterior to those dates mentioned in the
Mr. Healy declared that the whole thing
was a patent sham and demanded that
counsel for the crown come to the particu
lar acts upon which the defendants were
charged. Mr. Conan in reply protested
that it was clearly out of his power to
shorten the proceedings.
At this point a nrooosal was made to
adjourn, wherever Patrick O'Brien inter
posed an objection complaining that his
time was being wasted in consequence of
his illegal arrest.
To this, Mr. Roman took exception, de
claring that the arrest of Mr. O'Brien be
came legal when the latter arrived in
Dublin. Mr. O'Brien thereupon arose and
was about to leave the court room, but
several constables barred thejway and he
was compelled to remain. After a con
sultation with Mr. Healy, Mr. O'Brien
consented to give bail. Alderman Dullon,
of Dublin, here applied through solicitors
for summonses against Sergeant Kenndy,
of the police force, for assault upon him.
The magistrate declined to grant the
desired summons but referred Alderman
Dillon to another magistrate who will
grant the summonses.
After the questions of the summonses
had been decided, the presiding magistrate
announced the adjournment of the case
until tomorrow and the defendants and
their lawyers, followed by the throng of
spectators, left the court.
MUCH EXCITEMENT AT DUBLIN.
The excitement of a week ago. when the
arrests of Messrs. Dillon and O'Brien were
so suddenly made, had its counterpart in
Nationalist circles today. The dispatches
from Tipperary describing the clubbing of
the crowd before the court house by the
police created a profound sensation at the
National headquarters. The action of the
police was denounced as a gross outrage.
Tho fact that John Morley is present at
the trial is considered a subject for much
congratulation. It is thought that the trial
will afford him more insight into
the true inwardness of the Irish problem
which he came to Ireland to study for
himself than weeks of ordinary travel and
investigation. He will be able to tell the
English Liberals with more force than ever
what the Irish people have to put up at
the hand of the people by his own rough
experience at Tipperary. The National
ists are confident that whatever the out
come of the trial may be the brutal police
episode and the evident reluctance of the
court to open the doors to the public will
not increase the popularity of Mr. Bal
COMFORT FROM CINCINNATI.
Cincinnati. O., Sept. 25. The news of
the attack of the police upon the people of
Tipperary aroused intense indignation
among the members of the National coun
cil of the Irish National league now in
session here. The members of the council
when interviewed declined to express their
feeling, but their reticence betrayed the
indignation they tried to conceal.
The following cablegram was dispatched
to Secretary Timothy Harrinr on, Dublin:
"National council just read Tipperary
atrocity. America abhors and resents the
brutality. Tender our admiration to tho
honest Englishman, John Morley.
John Fitzgerald, president."
THE WEEK'S PORK PACKING.
Cincinnati, O., Sept. 25. The Price Cur
The total western packing for the week
was 185,000, against 170,000 last year, aud
from March 1 to date 7,760,000, against 5,
735,000 a year ago, an increase of 35 per
cent. Special correspondence indicates a
greater pi evidence of maladies now among
swine than earlier in the season as com-
f tared with a year ago. The packing at
eading points compares as follows for the
Chieneo 2,(35,0iil 1.8iM,uT0
KaiwisCity 1.214.0W KH.ftO
Omaha W).(J 5VUO
siouxcitr sormo 24,oru
IndUnJpolN 3S!UO 212.0W
t. Loun 2!?,(l0 XVVOH
Milwaukee ZW.UO 2SI.O0G
CVlar Raplils 217.000 1M.CWJ
Cincltinntl lsl.00 151.00J
Wichita 181.000 60.000
Otlmuuru 1.72.CU0 11S.000
South b't. Paul 113.UO Mj,000
Lincoln T4.ua 6-i.ux)
All utners - SSi.W.0 'J),000
THE FLOUR OUTPUT.
Minneapolis. Minn., Sept. 25. The
Northwestern Miller says: The flour out
put fel off somewhat last week, though it
was still large. The aggregate production
was 164,540 barrels, averaging 27.423 bar
rels daily, against 172,060 barrels the week
previous 125,200 barrels for the corres
ponding time in 1SS0 and 174,150 barrels in
1S.SS. Reports of millers vary as to flour
market the past week, though all agree
that it has been far from active. Some of
them have sold more or less patent for the
east but in the aggregate sales have been
a good deal le than the production. A
few patents have been taken for export,
but figures made were pretty low, and even
on bakers, foreigners are usually unwill
ing to pay cost of manufacture. Prices
are 1025 cents lower.
SEIZED UNDER THE LOTTERY LAW.
Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 25. Under in
struction from Chief Inspector Sharp, In
spector Booth today seized all the issue
of the Birmingham Age-Herald of this
date and the issue of the Weekly Atlanta
Constitution of this week, and all other
papers coming here for that place and dis
tribution in that section, which upon ex
amination were found to contain lottery
advertisements. The officers of The Ad
vertiser company, of this city, were also re
quired to give bonds for their appearance
at the November term of the United States
court for publishing Sunday lottery adver
tisements, although they announced in the
next issue that having learned the law lye
came operative at once the lottery adver
tisements would not again be inserted in
Woodstock. Ont.. Sept. 25. Court con-
veneutms morningaty;3, m order to puh
the Bircball trial through in shorter time.
The prisoner was in the dock fully twentv
minutes before the indue arrived. There
was a greater attendance of ladies than on
any previous uay. xne nrss witness was
S. B. Fuller, manager of the Imperial bank
here, who identified certain checks signed
by F. A. Somerset as having been signed
by the pnsouer. who opened an account
with the bank in December. 13SS. Certain
letters addressed to Mellerish through
whom the prisoner had carried on a sys
tematic deceit on Ben well and bis father
and young Fuller, who was with them
very anxious about Benwell not appear
inc Dorinc the reading of these leers ex
posing his fraud BirchaH's usually pale
complexion was suffused with a slight
flush of red.
BOUCICAULT'S WILL PR03ATED.
New York. Sept. 25. The will of Dion
Bouckault was offered for probate la
this afternoon. I; was executed March 17,
laaT, and bequeaths all his proper:, real
atd personal, "of every name, nature and
description and wherever the same mar be
situated." to his beloved wife. Joschiae
Louise Thoradyke Boucicaulc. It k ex
pected that objectioa will be filed ira medi
ately ob behalf of the actor" s di-nraed i
wife, who is oa her way to thl country oa I
board Lha ServU !
rOWEKS AND DUTIES OF COUNCIL
Eligibility, Privileges and Settle
ment of Contest Cases in that
The House Discusses Proper Eeference of
Bills and Bickers Over the Oost
Eesolutions Asking for Relief in Lot Con
tests to be Acted Upon Today The
Agricultural College Matter as it
Stands Capitol Location Still
of Great Interest.
Special dispatch to the Dally Eacle.
Guthrie, Ok., Sept. 25. The entire time
of the working session of the council was
spent in committee of the whole consider
ing council bill No. 12, which provides for
the election of the members of the two
houses of the legislature and defining their
powers and duties and the privileges of the
By its action the names Council and
House of Representatives were retained as
the names of the two houses. Tho qualifi
cations require the age of 21 years, to be a
male citizen of the United States and an
inhabitant of the territory at least a year,
and of the district at least six months.
Conviction of a felony was made a bar to
Holding any government or territorial
office, civil or military, excepting precinct
or township offices or the state militia
were also prohibited to aspirants for the
possession of legislative honors. It was
agreed by the committee that the next
election for members should be held at the
time of the general election in 1S92 and bi
The question of contests of members
seats and payment of salaries provoked a
storm of discussion and dissention partici
pated in by almost every member. It was
finally decided that contestants must have
their cases prepared and their evidence
filed with the clerk within five days after
the house to which they have been elected
has assembled and that the victor in the
contest shall alone receive salary for the
entire session but not until after the con
test has been decided.
PRINTING OF BILLS DISCUSSED.
In the house this morning Mr. Tritt
asked for the absentees names at afternoon
session read the second time.
Mr. Campbell The committee on ap
portionment of legislative work wish the
privilege of making a report. The com
mittee made an assignment of subjects to
the proper committees. The report was
Mr. Campbell asked consent to intro
duce the following resolution:
Resolved, That a committee of five bo
appointed to assign legislative work
among tho various standing committees
of the house; said apportionment agreed
upon by committees of both houses.
Mr, Terrill When a bill is introduced
the one who introduces it should state to
what committee he wishes it assigned.
Mr. Campbell The member does not
understand the condition of affairs. The
object of this is that tho committee may
assigu different subjects to proper com
mittees. It need not interfere with the
gentleman introducing 100 bills.
Mr. Terrill The explanation is satis
factory. The resolution was adopted.
Messrs. Campbell, Clark, Waggoner,
Barker and Peery were made the commit
tee. Bill 31 and 32 were laid on the table.
The committee of the whole house re
ported house bill No. 14 as amended and it
is recommended it pass. The bill relates
to protection of game.
Mr. Terrill moved the report be adopted
and the bill be ordered to He on the table
until we have legislation on school mat
ters. Mr. Merten Is tho school question be
fore the house; if not let's act on the bill
Mr. Adair We are ready to report on
school bill at any time.
Mr. Waggoner I wish to add another
section and hope it will be voted down.
Vote: 14 to 12. Lost.
Mr. Terrill I am sorry that tho protec
tion of game is more important than a
provision for school children.
Mr. Merten I am ready to take actio
on school matters. 4
Mr. Waggoner Please have section 5
read. The clerk reads it.
Mr. Waggoner moved to amend by strik
ing out "Shall be the duty."
Mr. Peery Is the bill open to amend
ment? The Chair No.
Mr. Merten The question is on the
adoption of the report of the committee.
If it does not suit the committee it can not
be amended now, but it can be amended
when the report of the committee has
been adopted. I wish to offer an amend
ment to the report of the committee and
ask that it be ordered printed.
Mr. Trosper I am opposed to printing
the bill as an unnecessary expense.
Mr. Daniels I wcaj-llike the gentleman
to quote a section of the bill.
Mr. Trosper I knew the contents well
enough to vote on it.
Mr. Daniels First legislature I ever
saw where important bills were not
printed and laid on the desk of each mem
ber. I have not voted on a single bill as a
whole intelligently Carried.
Mr. Waggoner Is my amendment in
Mr. Merten The bill is on second read
me and subject to amendment.
Mr. Chirk I expect to get in owls and
Mr. 5lerten The object in having the
bill printed is that we may get one bill off
our hands in perfect shape. Two bills
telligentlv without the printed bill is bo-
UnC CUUJC kJ-v .i Ltcr vcau uvt k.v fl"
fore us. This does not cut off Amend
meats. The question is on report of com
mittee of the whole as amended.
Mr. Daniels I move the whole subject
matter lay over until after we pass a
Mr. Ternil It will take two weeks to
get it printed. Why nos have it done at
Mr. Daniels It is ordered.
Mr. Campbell A motion to lay over
will kill the MIL
Mr. Daniels The question of fish and
game is not important at this time.
ilr. Waggoner Can't see why i is that
the gentleman wishes to eteg Imsineso.
Mr. Daniels We can take it up at any
Mr. Merten I do not know any way to
postpone action on the bill Unless you
name a fixed time for its cot&ideKUioB.
Mr. Campbell Let it go to the printer.
Motion of Daniels lost.
Council substitute for joint resotatien
No 17 wm presented and cvuaal Oaked
concurrence. memonJizing e crathry
to relieve the contestants on town lots
from the burden of depositing mosey for
costs pending contents before tows sit
Mr. Neal I desire to hare the resolution
o - ed bv this bowse reL
Mr. CampfeeH I ta wot prepared
dwrsc some atateceats is. the iObstit
move concurrence in the substitute offered
by the counciL
Mr. Terrill moved to amend by referring
the substitute to the committee on judi
ciary. This honse passed the resolution and
the council has sent a substitute. The sub
stitute should go to the committee. I don't
believe in concurring in everything council
sends up. There is little differencebetween
the resolution passed by this house and the
Mr. Neal I think that it is unwise for
the house to act hastily in this matter. No
member on this floor knows what effect
this would have on the awarding of lots in
this territory. Any man can contest a lot
without a shadow of a claim. The right
ful owner would pay a sum of money to
the man who contests for blood money
rather than be annoyed with a contest.
Mr. Daniels Exactly what I wane I
know the "sooner" element took posses
sion of the town; they organized this town;
they put police behind tins organization
and an arbitration board behind this.
They declared by ordinance that a certifi
cate should bo prima facie evidence.
Soonership cuts no figure. Under the
instructions of the secretary of the
interior tho person who has been put
off the lot can hold the lot because the
honest settler has not the money to put up
for contest. Every man in this town
knows it will work an injustice. What
we should do is take off the statute that
congress has put on. Nearly every repre
sentative of Oklahoma lobbying in for this
townsite bill was a "sooner. ' Every man
should have equal treatment. L'nder tbe
provisions of this law the poor man is loft
Mr. Terrill I withdraw my objection.
Let her go, Gallagher.
Mr. Trosper Don't work a hardship on
the many. Whenever you discriminate
against any man by compelling the man to
give up his case because he has no money,
Mr. Campbell I will withdraw my mo
tion and move that said committee report
at 10 a. m. tomorrow. Curried.
The council returned house bill No. 30
amended, regarding storage of relief sup
plies and payment of freight on same.
Mr. Terrill moved tho resolution bo con
Mr. Campbell This section 9 was a
bungling affair. Tho council has con
structed a better section. Concurred in.
House bill No. 36 as amended passed
unanimously. Council bill No. 10, an
act to regulate the practice of
pharmacy in Oklahoma territory was
referred to the committee on pharmacy.
The committee on education reports
house bill No. 10, and recommends that it
Mr. Waggoner moved the bill be printed
as reported by the majority.
Mr. Post The bill hits been printed
once. It will not take twenty minutes to
correct the bill. We should go to work at
once on this bill.
Mr. Campbell I have looked around for
this bill and could not get it. At last I
have secured a copy that is interlined in
such a way that we can gather some idea
of its meaning.
Mr. Terrill Which report is adopted'
The Chair Action is on the majority re
port. Mr. Adair moved, as a substitute, that
themiuonty report be adopted aud ordered
.Mr. Terrill The minority proposes to
amend a certain section.
Mr. Merten I rie to a point of ordor.
The committee seems not to be before us.
Mr. Campbell moves as a substitute that
the bill, .-us reported by the majority, und
the minority leport on section 12, be
Mr. Currin This substitute provides for
separate schools. I do not favor it being
printed in this way.
The motion was carried, however.
Mr. Adair It should be printed first.
The committee on printing reports the
resolution and amendments. It provides
that all bills introduced into this House
shall be printed at the second reading, on
favorable reports from the committee.
Mr. Daniels Does the gentiemnu under
stand the cost of printing bills
Mr. Merten The secretary has contract
ed at a low price. The gentiemnu is labor
ing under a mistake if he thinks the reso
lution provides for the printing of nil bills.
The resolution presented yesterday pro
vided for the printing of nil bills. The
committee on printing reports an amend
ment. Only bills are to be printed that
are report ed favorably from the committee.
Mr. Daniels What will they cost?
Mr. Merten If von will givo the num
ber and length of bills I will inform the
Mr. Campbell I movo we reject tho
resolution. Thin house is able to decide
when it wants bills printed and there need
be no procruatean rule.
Mr. Terrill It is not wise to reject the
bill. Tho gentleman seemB to bo inclined
to take up the time of this body with read
ing bills. This costs far more than the
printing. He reads a communica
tion from Secretary Martin which states
that the printing of bills has been awarded
to The State Capital, and printing of the
journal to The Ltuthrie News. It is econ
omy to have thes bills printed.
Mr Clark These bills should be print
ed. Don't want to go homo nnd have tha
people say we were a set of jackase sit
ting up there all winter and giving us a
pretty code of laws.
Mr" Merten I am not in favor of printr
ing unnecessary bills.
Mr. Waggoner moved to recommit tbe
bill to the committee on printing. Car
ried 16 to 10.
TIIK SITUATION OKNERALLr
Payne county has thus far been succaso
ful. The house bill providing for the loca
tion of the Agricultural college passed the
house by a unanimous voto. 'Ihis prac
tically gives Payne county JQ,0jO govern
ment gratuitv The mil which pnved con
gress appropriated 115.000 and fl.000 addi
tional each year for ten years. Th debate
in the hou was acrimonious, personali
ties being freely indulged in. The Payne
county delegation i divided as to it loca
tion, and the champions of the rwpectiv
parties one favoring .Stillwater, the other
Perkins were biur in their dfnuoria
tions. It goes without wiving that Mr.
Mathews made a strong light. He had
odds against him. The bttlaoce of tbe
house were, so to peak, "up a tree."
Indications are that a henry prware is
being brought to bear on tbe capita) inter
ests Thf combine has delivered the goods,
but Guthrie voted solid for Payn. Thp
Oklahoma City frllow are ia high spirit,
and the Guthne coouogent say the thing
is fixed. That boodh i now cnttiiMC a
figure tbre is no doubt, but just where the
boodle goes Is a mystery to toe icllown not
in the scheme, large sums of XAon
ey are ready to few pUd
where "it will do the uo4
good." It looks as if Oklahoma City awl
Guthrie were letting the plains ia the way
of state institctioos &itp Iroai their gnwp.
The house today showed mora life than
at any previous utn. The committ
on edoouion i nearly ready to report oa
thf bill fettabitfrhmg public wbooh Th
clamor that him xnwo alt akag tbe line
has acceier&tftd their Btoretaawta. Tb
game law ma It parted th bo was fair,
hat it will probably met with r-ome
amend meets ia the ooaaciL Th lobby
was filled yesterday with ietertMtad ftpte
tators. "When will the capital hill eoae ap"
is the qaetkm waiea i nprmen wit
the stow. There is great ooobt whether
any careful work will be tiooe uatil thk
queetioa fcs settled.
The council ruo raaootavly aad wort
hard, bath as a body aad ia the conaiu
The um of the baa was eo aniud ia
biekeriAg over aaimportuat prist. Ta
boose fears to grappfc with the atata q
uoo. i e., tbe capttat qoascioa- Tb
stroarftst beacamea of Orlebawm (It jr.
Kiaikuer aod Guthrie ia tb Hd mm
Aurora iooLed apoa maay a tired cbcawer
The -screwy of tb territory paid off tb
jodsesaad cieftj ot eaartioa at Pay
cooaty today Tarr uttmi f b jpiu
diflcuh r tm mtAima out tba r 0
Chief Watur ft, of SacmnI Vm zZ
Mr. Neal riaUMi tae rarnrtme teaawy.
ANYTHING TO 1M.
MURDER AND ARSON OYER
Tyo Rival Towns of Baca County,
Colorado. Engaged iu
Springfield Adherents Mak an Attempt
to Steal the Court Housa
The Latter3 Henchmen Drive Them Aw&y
with Winchesters and Burn the Build
ing Both Sides Arming Them
selvesA Tatal Shooting at
Gnthria Between Saloon
keepers Crime News.
Lamar, Col., Sept. 5. Word has been
received of serious trouble between tha
towns of Boston and Springfield, in Uaoa.
Since Ilacn county wits made fruni Ias
Animas county, by the bust general assam- ,
bly, there has been strife between thasu
towns n to which shonld havo tho county
sent. The act organizing the county pro
vides thnt Springtield .should be the county
sent, nnd at the election held hist fall it hs
alleged that by manipulation of bullota, ic
was made the permanent county sent. The
people of the town of lloston claim that
Spriugticld has not tho $15,000 worth of
county property necessary to prevent tho
county seat from being moved by a minority
vote this fall. The only available build
ing for court house was a hotel building
in Hoston. A few weeks ago thLs was sold
nt .sheriff's sale nnd was bought by tho
Saturday night a party left Springtield
for Boston with machinery costing $1 000
intending to move the building to the for
mer town aud court house, thus pro vent
ing the county .sent issue being raised this
fall by reason of permnitunt 'iniprovetnonta
being made. Hollers were put under thu
building and twenty teams wore hitched
to it. inside the house were htationwl
twelve men with Winchester rltlus.
The building was moved about live miles
towards Springtield, which Lh about twun-ty-live
miles from Boston, when the people
of the latter place discovered thu trick nnd
immediately organized nil avnilable boram
and rities were brought into requisition
and pursuit was made. Upon overtaking
tho party they commanded "halt," which
was answered with a volley of shots from
the men iu the building. The BasUm
crowd then ilretl aud a fierce lxittle raged,
which ended in the Springtield party
being driven from the building.
Coal oil whs then procured nnd the floors at
the building were set on fire nnd it was en
(ireat excitement prevails but owing to
isolation of the towns, news is hard to gut.
Several parties arrived here from Spring
field last Jjight, nnd departed hurriedly
after buying! the cartridges' they could"
find in town. It is reported that sovornl
parties wore Boriously wounded and two
killed during thu fight, but the news la
A Guthrie Joint Ksepor Badly Out b Hla
SprdAl DiopMeh to Utf IMIlr Ka-M.
OtrriiiUJ!. Ok., Soot. :. ThLs nn
William Davidson was arrested for anwitiit
with intent to kill one John Michael. Tho
affair occurred tip-stairs In the new Lliw
building. Tho man wero partner iu the
hi loon business. Davidson Mild to MialuusL
"How many docs it take to ruu thbj barf
Michael said: "I will counsel with you,
but I wont bo run out of my own hoti-j."
Davidson then told him that if (Stopped
behind that bar he would kill him, ami
stabbed Michael with a common Iwnwi
knife with a blade five IocImh long, ami
then struck, him.
Michael was cut In the nbdomtin la two
place, two or three inchna anart. Oan
wound is thought to b fatal. The wouads
were dressed by Drs. Hintt, Cottond aad '
Kelchum. The wounded man In still attvo
The Toh'e ntngeon its return to Gwthrla
overturned today, injuring several par
A farmer brings the information and vi
hides hare been despatched for the pawi
STRIKE ON THE MACKEY SYSTEM.
KvAXsriLLB. IhL, Spt 15 There Is
trottblfftxMR strike oa the Mackar Mrniom.
The operators, station agent, clark aa)
platform men wont oat ibis morning. A
roramitte'- was in the city last fright to
present gri-vanei to Prealdaot I). J,
Mackey, in which itdnmand the standard
prices paid by other niilrwufct Mr.
Mackey referred it to Gnral Manager
Saul, who rful tbe drmaodi. Upon
receiving Manager Saul's xwly a UieKmm
was sont to headquarters along the nmx
of the $ytm ordering a strike at 7 e'ctok
OS THK aiM?A0 A-XB EAJrTEKV.
Chicago. Spt. 35 The tJgraa fnv
tors aad station agests oa tb CbMajfe awl
RM.ern Illinois road lxtwfa KvaMavttli
aad Terre Il.iut led , wnt oat an (
strike this moraiag. cfeotAodiatf a ad
vaoce ia wage to tba atandard priae paid
by othw railroad. The station agoats
and tetorraph operators on tin 1'itoria,
Dcitnr and KTxosrllJ railroad are sfc
reported to bavct struck for the adraMa.
Th two roadf are part of the Mackey
tytra. It is sot kaown how mtmj nmmi
have xoan oat or whather th ctrfke wfll
b gBrHl over the whole yteat or a4
SeTral of the ofZiotrs ia this tsUy bava
sooe to thf ch of th strike to affect It
M aid, a eoe?rofafcvs with til's strifcawa.
AT TEKKK KACTE.
Tzmik Halt, Iod., f-pt Sooe-
time ago a federation was fomud of a
Humber of operator aod ciarfcs eaaplajnid
on la Mackwy lt with a r-n of oV
maadiag aa inertia of pay lM. &zJAmy
th organization vm oompi'rtAd a Bti
ville with th following ofikrrs: B M.
Hopkiait. of Fort bVaaca. prtdwit; W.
-s. S-iars. Pna'toB. vnjtry and ttrr
nrer. aad O P WUlUni, 1'rivUm, oarrw
ponding srrtry. Mr. Hopkins is Um
ompanr'it aeat at fort lima-ea. It w
given out of an iatnattoa to make limwiil
for locmaw-d pay aad to give ta oatawaar
Atb da rv to ooamder it. Wot jsfesaWy
learning tbt Mr Sxht had ba a1 ahary
fd the tasra 4cidVid u (trihe at ana.'.
A dnaad wm mad- oa ta company far
kin nrtanCUBHfnt and for aa iner"?
pay afcoat U fr onL Th eowpaay 'of'
raallwi that taw matter woaht aa
to h lake ttnaVr aetTOwmeat aad taai
Bbt the mtm stracfc Jt In nreioaawt that
thw; da not tdoag to t? fdsmaioa. z
IliS. however. Mr Jioafcja Mogrualn-l
to Um hoy oa Um Xruaadiwaad Trm
Haai sad the Kraawvilt aad fadmnap..
It to xo u rt f iadla a xaltux - -
t natal with Oraami Manager -' :
KraaovlJl wiLaui a wa Tat oaa;-
claim that S-rars wa nut akyawryl tr
raoaf hat moadfeaxaja wtla tkn tmlt' .
''.aa. ha iar other vui wn aiaw ami r&
'na aatwi ia ta contrary. Taetwwa
' Hold dalcf aa enrta dttriua.
x- Huimtir.j hat ura tajuudcauexx.