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WICHITA KANSAS, THURSDAY MOENIN G. OCTOBER 2, 1890.
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TEE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED
The Longest Session With One Ex
ception in the History
of the Government!
The President and Secretary of State
Pay the Senate a Visit Before
!The Tariff Bill Signed by the President
House Postmaster Wheat Believed
Prom Duty The Eaum Inves
tigation "Washington Notes,
Washington, Oct. L The reading of
yesterday's journal having been dispensed
with, Mr. Sherman offered a resolution for
the appointment of a committee of two
senators to join a like committee on the
part of the house to wait on the president
of the United States and inform him that
unless he shall have any further communi
cation to make the two houses are now
ready to adjourn.
Mr. Blair I desire before adjournment
to call up the labor bill and have action
nnnn it-.' nnH T wrmlri not: likn nnv n.nlll-
tion to be adopted that would interfere
with the disposition of that bill.
Mr. Sherman The resolution looks
merely to asking the president whether ho
lias any further communication to make.
Mr. Blair But it also contains a state
ment that the two houses are ready to ad
journ. I insist that the senate shall con
sider this bill.
The vice-president Is there objection to
the present consideration of the resolution?
Mr. Blair I object if its consideration is
to interfere with' the consideration of the
Mr. Edmunds The resolution will not
interfere with your motion.
Mr. Blair It concludes with an intima
tion that we are ready to adjourn.
The vIce-preaident-Does the senator
from New Hampshire object?
Mr. Blair I withdraw my objection on
the intimation that the resolution will not
interfere with the labor bill.
The resolution was .igreed to and Messrs.
Sherman and Harris were appointed the
committee on the part of the senate.
Mr. Morgan, from the committee on
printing, reported back the house bill to
re7iso the wages of day laborers in the
government printing offioe with a sub
stitute providing that the pay of all the
night employes engaged exclusively on
IllgUL WUra. IICIIVCUU J l. 1". cun u I, in.
shall be 20 per cent in addition to the
amouut paid lor day labor. Placed on the
Mr. Edmunds moved to proceed to
executive business. Mr. Blair appealed to
the senator from Vermont to withdraw
the motion so that the labor bill might be
The senate wont into executive session,
and when the doors were reopened a con
ference report on the house bill in refer
ence to the contracts for surveying the
public lands was presented and agreed to.
The vice president laid before the senate
three veto messages from tho president,
two of them wore on bills relating to tho
court of claims, tho claims of Charles P.
Cuout-eun nnd of the Portland Co. of Port
laa , Mt... -ad tho third one was the bill
to prohibit book-making and nool selling
in tho District of Columbia for the pur
pose of gnmbliug. The president's objection
to the latter bill is that it does not
prohibit bookmakinc aud selling, but on
the contrary permits it in case jf tho
Washington Jockey club and of other
clubs owning race tracks. If that form
of gambling was to be prohibited (as the
president thinks it should bo) prohibition
should apply to all persons and all places.
The three messages were laid on the table.
A message was received from the house
asking concurrence in a resolution to make
auotlior correction in tho tariff bill in par
agraph 318. Mr. Edmunds objected and
.., wwnliit.inn wns lint, considered.
At 2:55 tho taritT bill enrolled, was re
ceived from the house with the speaker's
signature and it was immediately signed
by the vice president and sent to tho presi
dent of tho United States for his signa
ture. Mr. Aldrich thereupon reported
back tho adjournment resolution, amend
ed bo as to fix the time at 5 p. m. today
and it was.agreed to.
While business was in suspense, Mr.
Blaine, who accompanied the president to
tho capital, stepped into tho senate
chamber and was greeted with cordiality
by several of his former associates. Messrs.
Dawes, Cullom, Hawley, lngalls aud
others. Mr. lngalls pressed him to come
into his seat and Mr. Blaine having com
plied with tho request, was for the time
tno center oi a pieasam. yiu"i. "" iuum-u
very bright and cheery and seemed in ex
cellent spirits. .
Mr. Harris offered a resolution tender
ing the thuks of the senate to Vice Presi
dent Morton for tho dignified, impartial
and couptftons manner in which lie had
presided over tho deliberations of the sen
ate. Adopted unanimously.
A resolution similar in its terms was
offered by Mr. Kausom in compliment to
Senator lngalls as vice president pro tern
and it was also unanimously adopted.
A message was received from the house
Umt the adjournment resolution had been
amended by substituting G o'clock for 6
o'clock aud the amendment was concurred
Mr. Sherman (in company with Mr.
Harris) reported that committee of two
houses had waited on the president and
had informed him that the two houses had
concluded their business and were prepar
ed to adjourn if he had no further com
munication to make them, and that the
president had answered that ha had no
tnrther communication to make.
A message was received iroui uio nouse
announcing its concurrence in the resolu
tion as to the negotiation with Great
Britain and Mexico to prevent Chinese en
tering the United States.
THE SENATE ADJOURNED.
Mr. Morten then rose aud said:
SetiHtors: Before making the announce
ment that will leave tho senators
J,t liberty to return to their
homes, I express my most grateful
appreciation of the resolution of approval
and confidence with which you have hon
ored me. Assuming, as I did, the responsi
bilities of the chair without previous ex
perience as a presiding oflicer, it is not
liecessarv for me to say that if I have dis
charged the dolicate and important duties
of the wsition in a satisfactory manner,
it is due to tho indulgent consideration
and cordial co-oiieration which I have
reccivod from every senator on this floor.
I indulge iu the earnest hope thRt I may
bo permitted upon the reassembling of
couuress to see every member of this body
in his seat in renewed health and strength
after a seasou of rest from the arduous
labors f this, the longest continuing ses
sion with one exception in the history of
the government. 1 feel that I may with
good wan-ant congratulate the senate aud
the country upon the large number of im
portant measures which nave received the
careful consideration of this body aud le
enme laws. 1 only remains for me to de
clare, as I now do, that the sennte stands
adjourned without day." I Applause.
WASHINGTON", Oct. 1. In his prayer this
morning the chaplain referred to the ap
nioaohing end of the session and invoked
the Divine blessing upon the members
during tho vacation. .
Before the reading of the journal, Mr.
Breckinridge, of Kentucky, raised the
point of order that there was no quorum.
While waiting a quorum a messajre from
the senate announced the agreement to the
conference report on the tariff bill. Short
ly before 1 o'clock Mr. Breckinridge, of
Kentucky, withdrew his point but it was
immediately renewed by Mr. Kilgore, of
Texas. But a few minutes afterwards,
Mr. Kilgore relented and withdrew his
point and the journal was read.
Mr. McKinley of Ohio, called up the
house concurrent resolution directing the
clerk to number consecutively paragraphs
of the tariff bill with senate amendments
thereto, amendments were agreed to.
On motion of Mr. McKinley concurrent
resolution was agreed to directing the
clerk to make a further correction in
punctuation of the enrolled tariff bill.
Mr. McKinley offered a resolution for
tho appointment of a committee of three
members to join a similar committee on
the part of the senate to wait upon the
president and inform him that congress is
raaay to aajourn u ue nas no mtiucr mux
inunication to make. Adopted.
Mr. Grosvenor of Ohio, from tne com
mittee on rivers and harbors, reported
back the resolution directing that com
mittee to report without delay whether
the navigation of the Ohio river below
above Cincinnati is impeded by reason of
tho construction of warehouses, wharves
and dykes by individuals, and Mr Butter
worth of Ohio, objecten to its considera
tion. Mr. Carter of Montana, submiteed the
conference report on the bill to dispose of
the Fort Ellis reservation in Montana.
This bill Mr. Allen of Mississippi, took as
a very remote text for a political speech in
which lie charged the Republican party
with degeneracy and inconsistenc'. To
say that the Republican party had begun
with Abraham Lincoln and ended
with Benjamin Harrison was proof
-I...- ,!. Y.i-r Jim1 (rnn( t.n ;wd- T-Tfl
criticised the "Republican campaign hand
,. t .. .1 n. ....... tl r trtemnr T f Tl.fk fflSi
that it made no reference to the speech of
the gentleman from Ohio, (Mr. Kennedy)
making charges against the chairman of
the Republican national committee
charges which have never been denied.
Mr. Bayne of Pennsylvania, denied the
truth of these charges. Attacks have been
made upon Lincoln, Grant, Blaine, Gar-
Aa!.? twl rrtnt-ltnrr HT,fl TTfiTtr nttiirkfj wprft
made upon another Republican leader. Not
a name of a prominent Republican in the
past twenty-five years has escaped calumny.
Not a prominent Republican whose name
has added lustre to the history of the
country had been exempt from attacks.
Not a single man who had done exceeding
honor to this great country had escaped
the venom, the spleen, tho calumy and tho
meanness of the Democratic party. Who
were dishonored? The men who made
the attacks, not the men who were at
tacked. Mr. Allen replied that he had not made
any attack upon a senator or upon the
chairman of the Republiccn national com
mittee. He merely referred to the re
marks of the gentleman from Ohio. Tho
gentleman from Pennsylvania had listened
to a reiteration oi tnose remarits wiiuuui,
objection, but now he became indignant
when a Democrat referred to them.
Mr. McCreary of Kentucky, gave notice
that he would raise the point of no quo
rnm ucmiimfc t.lin nonference rcnort and Mr.
Carter thereupon withdrew it.
The speaker appointed Messrs. McKin
ley, Perkins aud McMillin as the commit
tee to wait on the president.
Mr. Caswell of Wisconsin, submitted a
letter addressed to the speaker by James
L. Wheat, postmaster of the house, tender
ing his resignation. Subsequently Mr.
Spooner of Rhode Island, from the com
mittee on accounts, suomitcea tne report,
of that committee on the subject. The
report-statcd that the charges made by the
Enloe resolution against the postmaster of
the house have been substantially estab
lished, and although the relations between
Dalton, tho provious postmaster. nd Cul
bertson, tho contractor, gives rise
to gravo suspicions that some
private arrangement existed be
tween them whereby Dalton during the
Forty-ninth nnd Fiftieth congresses de
rived personal profits out of his contracts
for carrying the mails, there is not abso
lute proof of his obtaining it. The report
is Accompanied by a resolution declaring
the office of postmaster of the house vacant
and directing the assistant posmaster to
perform the duties of postmaster until a
postmaster shall have been elected aud
At,, iioi-rw nf Tnir.n iiVrmttpil n. minor
ity report agreoing in substance with the
majority report, but dissenting from it in
its relerence to x'ostniaster uuiiun. -ui.
Dalton's conduct of the office had been
clean and a mere suspicion against him
should not havo been incorporated in the
Pending discussion upon tho question,
Mr. McKinley allied up the question for
final adjournment with an amendment
fixing the hour at 3 o'clock. Agreed to.
Tho Wheat resolution was then agreed
The speaker laid before the house a let
ter from Representative E. II. Conger
stating that ho had forwarded to the gov
ernor of Iowa his resignation as repre
sentative from the Seventh district of that
state. The speaker further stated that he
had received a substantially similar com
munication from Representative Dehaven,
of the First district of California, but that
letter had been mislaid.
A senate concurrent resolution was
agreed to requesting the presideut to open
negotiations between Great Britain and
Mexico for the prevention of the entry of
Chinese laborers into the United States.
Mr. Caswell of Wisconsin asked unani
mous consent of the house for the con
sideration of a resolution electing P. J.
Flint of Wisconsin, postmaster of the
house. . ,
Mr. Williams of Ohio, objected and Mr.
Caswell withdrew his resolution.
Mr. McKinley. the chairman of the com
mittee appointed to wait upon the presi
dent, announced that the president had no
further communication to make and then
the house took a recess.
During the recess nearly all the members
left the hall to make preparations for
their departure from the city aud when
the speaker reconvened the house, that
official looked down upon a vast array of
empty seats. He merely stated that ac
cording to the concurrent resolution he
declared the first session of the Fifty-first
congress adjourned without day.
000 ounces. Beginning with today the
government will purchase 4,500,000 ounces
of silver during each calendar month.
Representative Niedringhaus, of Mis
souri, called on the president today and
urged the acceptance of a telegraphic in
vitation sent yesterday by citizens of St.
Louis asking the president to visit their
citv and witness the Veiled Prophet cele
bration during his trip this month to at
tend G. A. R. reunions in the west. The
E resident did not make a definite answer
ut ho will probably accept the invitation
to stop at St. Louis on his way to Kansas.
MURDERED THE GIRL WHO RE
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
Washington, Oct. 1. The following
pensions were issued to Kansans:
Original invalid James Monohan,
Leavenworth; William B. Chainberlin,
Increase William H. Walter, Madison;
William Backus, National Military home;
Peleg N. Carson, Cherryvale; Harry Heg-
wer, nutcninson; n. a. uiauop, uiciiu
Bend; William A. Jones, Oswego;
.Jonn A- nun, usoorne: Aiireu n.
Roberson, Walnut; Christopher Diamond,
Votinnol "XfiHtnrT- Vinmf Tfnih A.
Bacock. Parsons: Charles M. Gleason, Fre-
donia; Charles D. Bodeker, Bremen:
Charles K. wnite, .rieasancon; r.uwaru
Hogan, Fort Scott, William Ainsworth,
New Basel; William Smethers. Eureka;
Samuel Weaver, Perry; Joseph P. Parrish,
Belleville; Daniel Joerger, Harper; Vane
Dix, Burns, Abraham Casselbaum, Wash
ington; Elnathan Blackmer, Dunlap; Dane
Shook, Downs; James W. Murray, Ot
tawa; William C. Hardin, Carlton: John
Lewis, Garrett; Henry W. Wil
key, Independence; Jonathan Rog
ers, Elk City: Benjamin F. Hanks,
Lansing; John D. Griffin, Junction Citv;
Jacob T. Hoffman, Altaraont; James F.
Thomas. Dwight: Joseph Morrell, Wilson;
George W. Goodlander, Fort Scott; James
Thompson, Coffeyville: Andrew .1. Massin
singi 11, Hoxta; Daniel N. Freeman, June
tion City; Casper F. Luke, Lamar; Josie
Watson, Emporia; Syrenius S. Courtright,
Gregorj'; Andrew Broadwent, Erie; John
Allen, North Topeka; Henry D. Jones,
Westphalia; Richaod E. Finley, White
City; Arthur A. Orvin, McPherson; Joseph
P. Curry, Woodsdale: William A. Scott,
Ellsworth; John M. Watt. Carlton: James
U. Ford, L.awnsaaie; uenjamin r . nuoaus,
THE BAUM INVESTIGATION.
The Minority Beport Handles the Pension
Oomraissioner "Without Gloves.
Washington, Oct. 1. The minority of
the soecial house committee appointed to
investigate the charges against Pension
Commissioner Rauni, Messrs. Lewis and
Goodnight, have united in the preparation
of a report setting forth their opinion of
the results of the investigation. There
port reviews the evidence in the refrigera
tor case and says: "We lament the con
duct of a public official who invokes the
fine technicalities of criminal law to
screen himself from proper investigation
and to hide from public view the details of
a business which is being conducted from
one of the government bureaus and concern
ing the character of which so many and
such damaging charges have been made.
As to tne cnarge oi tne auvancemeu ul
pension claims for Lemon in consideration
of his endorsing the commissioner's note,
the report states that no idtimate friend
ship is shown to have. existed between ths
commissioner .and Mr. Lemon, and there
were no business relations before. Why
should Mr. Lemon, a good business man,
risk $12,000 upon one who is afraid to have
his solvency inquired into? The completed
files system was just what Mr. Lemon de
manded, and so soon as established lie was
ready to underwrite for the commissioner,
which he had never before done, though
often consulted by the commissioner
about his needs during several
months before. It is thus clear, says
that report, that Mr. Lemon was favored
and benefitted. It is equally clear that
Commissioner Raum was placed under
obligation to Mr. Lemon. Something no
rugged integrity can improve and no deli
cate sense of propriety can enpiire. In con
oicirn Hii rennrt, rends: "Thus it seems
to us that the commissioner of pensions
hriB not. nronurlv esteemed tlie delicate
Mamie Joseph Shot Through the
Heart by Alexander Camp
hell, Her Lover.
Terrible Eide of Many Miles by a
Boy "With His Dead
Charles A. Benson Arrested in New Jersey
for Complicity in the Mettrnan
Murder at Leavenworth, Kan
Last March Accidents
St. Augustine. Fla., Oct. 1. "Mamie"
Joseph, a popular society belle, aged 22,
was brutally murdered by Alexander
Campbell todav for refusing him.
Campbell had fallen desperately in love
with Miss Joseph, and while he has been
retained as a friend, the young lady enter
tained no other feelings for him than that
bestowed upon her other acquaintances.
During the afternoon of Monday he called
at the Joseph residence and proposed. She
told him that it was impossible, and he
left, apparently in friendship. Later
Campbell met Miss Joseph aud told her
that he would kill her if she did not marry
him. This she told to her mother, who,
with her daughter thought the threat an
idle one. He was seen loitering around
the depot that forenoon, as he had been
told that Mamie was goinff off on an early
At noon he suddenly entered her house
.. .:!. t-nri-!fr Hipro beintf nresent
Mrs. W. Allen, a neighbor, with her baby.
Mrs. Joseph said: "Mamie take Mr.
Campbell into the parlor," whereupon
Miss Mamie arose, and, on going toward
Campbell with both hands offered to him.
she saw him take a revolver from his coat
pocket, and divining his intent she turned
and ran a few feet to behind tho stairs and
rn :.. i.i;.,r nni.tn-ra t t.hn same
time her mother ran toward Campbell and
pushed tho assassin to one side. In the
confusion Miss Mamie ran into the door of
the dining room opening from the hall,
and picking up little Bertha, Mrs. Allen s
babv, and holding the infant in front of
her" bosom, she cried: "Oh, mother,
mother, don't let him kill me!"
The mother at this time was on her
bended knees pleading with the assassin
for her daughter's life. She shrieked in
heart rending tones: "Oh, for God's sake,
kill me! Save my child; don't kill her.
You mav take her."
Mrs. Allen, fearing for the safety of her
baby, ran toward Mamie and took her
A colored servant, Lizzie Jamison, who
had been lying down on the back porch in
full view of the scene, ran to the assistance
of her beloved younc mistress, and taking
her by the hands, pulled her outside of the
house, when Campbell, pushing the
mothor aside, fired the first shot, the ball
grazing her right side. Mamie continued
to run, with Lizzie trying to drive off the
assassin, who toliowea nis victim ucruss
the yard, across Central avenue and
through Dr. Shine's side gate. Mrs.
Joseph was meanwhile runnyjft&rouud to
her front gate, the women all screaming in
terror and crvinn to the assassin: "Oh!
don't kill Mamie." Their cries were
unavailing, as the demon of jealousy
possessed Campbell, and he continued in
tent on the death of his victim, and as she
faced him again he fired the second shot,
which missed her. She then ran nrouud
to the front of Dr. Shine's residence.where
chn tell backwards on a bed of fiowers.
duties and serious responsibilities of his ! Campbell fired the third shot, and the
crcat office, or has he measured up to that cruel bullet went through the heart of us
hVh standard of patriotic consideration already bleeding victim. The pistol failed
fo?the public service which should prevail ! to respond to the fourth and fifth pulling
in this department, adjudicing the dis- of the trigger.
busements of nearly one-third of the Alex Covington, colored, who had heard
revenues of the government. The pension the first shot, and who was in hot pursuit
office is altogether too scarce a place of the murderer, reached the scene in time
for the development of the personal tnrnt to wrest tne pisioi iron uiu.iuu,UCu
T .t kTTTrxnvnzrrTT Tiy, (t 1. Arthur
Felton, who was arrested at Camden, N.
J., last nignt, is unaouoteuiy i.uaa
A. Benson, who is wanted here for com
plicity in the murder of Mrs. Mettrnan
IRON AND STEEL INSTITUTE.
NEW York. Oct. 1. Today the first ses
sion of the Iron and Steel Institute was
opened in Chickering lialL Monday and
Tuesday the American Institute of Mining
Engineers held their sessions, which were
also attended by tho scientific Englishmen
and Germans who are now visiting this
country. The foreigners turned outpright
and early from their headquarters in the
Park Avenue hotel and were in Chickering
hall promptly at 10 o'clock when the con
vention was opened. Sir James Kitson,
Bart, the president of the British associa
tion, opened the meeting this morning.
He said a few words of congratulation to
thejnembers of his society upon having an
opportunity to visit and see for ourselves
the resources of this great country.
Mr. Andrew Carnegie then delivered the
address of welcome, bir James rutson
Vin -MCTwinHji? m"rr Parnpne's welcome.
"It is indeed an Honor to us,7' he said, "to
be welcomed here by Mr. Carnegie, who is
the largest manufacturer of iron and steel
in the world. The wonderful reception
we have been given here since wo landed
justifies us in believing that we are wel
comed as well by a vast dumber of the
people of the United States." Professor
Zluynn, the eminent Canadion geologist,
on behalf of the dominion government,
extended a hearty invitation to the mem
bers of the institute to visit Canada before
their return to England,
COLONEL HALLOWELL AT ULYSSES.
ULYSSES, Kan., Sept. liS. Special Cor
respondence. A large and most enthusi
astic crowd greeted Col. Hallowell yester
day at Ulysses, in Grant countv. Our
committee was alive to the importance of
the occasion. Our fellow citizen, William
E. Hutchison, met the colonel at Santa Fe
and as they approached the city of Ulysses
tney were met on tne am uuc muc uum
the citv by more tnan two nunureu ik:uiuc.
and they were escorted down town with
band playing and flags flyinjr. The meet
ing assembleu at u p. m. was wuicu iu
Charles Fox was elected chairman, and
Rufus Dodd, 1). &. iiuuman anu Jim
Shockey were chosen secretaries. The Rev.
R. C. Orndorff of Ulysses was introduced
and made a short "but convincing talk.
Then Col. Hallowell was introduced and
made a speech two hours and fifteen min
utes in length. Almost the entire popula
tion was present, ready and anxious to
hear the questions discussed. Tho effect
was good and it is confidently believed
that Grant county will give Col. Hallowell
100 majority out of her :J85 votes.
THE PLUM FALLS.
THE CAPITAL PRIZE DRAWN BY
Guthrie Catching at an Amend
ment Straw, Which Returns
the Bill to the Council.
The Friends of the Bill Will Take it to
the Upper House and lores
"What is the Governor Going to Do
About it?1 the All-Absorbing Ques
tionThe Work in Both Branches
of tho Legislature YesterdayNotes.
The Error in the Tariff Bill Nominations
Washington, Oct. L The error which
it was intended to correct in the taritT bill
occurred in paragraph SIS, concerning
chocolate. A parenthesis was misplaced,
with the result that sweetened chocolate
is included in the 2 cent per pound duty.
As the concurrent resolution to correct the
correct the error wnich passed the house
was objected to Iu the senate, the attempt
to correct the enrollment has failed and if
any remedy i applied it must be taken
hereafter by joint resolution.
The senate in executivesessionthisafter
noon continued the ."ollowing nominations:
Ministers resident and consuls general:
George S. Bachelder, New York to Portu
gal; Sempronius H. Boyd, Missouri to
iam; Smith A. Whitfield, Ohio, first as
sistant postmaster general; James Lowrie
Bell, Pennsylvania, second assistant post
master general: Alfred A Freeman, Ten
nessee, associate justice supreme court.
New Mexico; John M. Irwin. Iowa, gov
ernor of Arizona: continental railway
commissioners: Alexand J. C&ssett. Penn
sylvania; George M. Pullman. Illinois;
Henry G. Davis, Wet Virginia;
Public park commissioners: District
of Columbus: Henry . liovnton,
Samuel P. lanctrv aud R. Ross Perry.
David C. Shipley, lown, agent of the In
dians of the Navajo agency. New Mexico.
The followiug Kansas postmasters: S. A.
Breese. Cottonwood Falls: 1L E. Cowgill,
Baldwin: Wilson Liff. Weir.
The silver offerings today amounted to
375,000 ounces. The purchases were 225
oT.fi nniurnrUc mnnifpstod in this record
It was established that the nation might
properly care for those to whom it owes a
gratitude too sacred for trilling. It is a
monument to the munificence of a great
peoplo and its hundreds of employes
should be ministers of mercy, not stock
gamblers. That a place thus hallowed
should be for stock jobbing or speculation,
converted into a spawning place for cor
porations aud a stall for bartering doubt
tul patents, is a reflection upon our gov
ernment, a degradati n of the public
service which we think cannot be too
strongly condemned." As the majority
of the committee are going to investigate
further the next session of congress, tho
report will not be made until that time.
THE EINGHSHEB CONTEST.
An Important Decision Eenderedby Sec
retary Noble Yesterday.
Washington, Oct, 1. Secretary Noble
today rendered an important decision in
the contest case of the townsito of Kins-
fisher, Oklahoma territory vs. ,ionu ji.
Wood and William D. Fossett. The con
troversy in this case involves the title of a
half section OI lailll wunia me proem.
limits of the city of Kingfisher. The
records show that Wood made homestead
entrv for the northeast quarter aud Fossett
for the northwest quarter of the section in
controversy, and a few days thereafter the
the occupants of the townsite of King
fisher, bv its mnyor and others, made ap
i:.nf,.iTT r. tliM Icwnl office to enter said
tract for townsite purposes. oods entry
is not allowed and a hearing is directed to
be had .o as to ascertain the facts in the
case of Fossett.
WHEAT IN THE SWEAT.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1. The house com
mittee on accounts today had under consid
eration the testimony in the case of the
charges aeainst irostmasier ol iue iioum;
Wheat. "The committee after several
hours' session passed a resolution declar
ing the oflice of postmater vacant. The
reiwrt will be made to the house in a short
while. It is said the report of th commit
tee concerning the matter was unnnimous.
APPROVED WITHOUT OPPOSITION.
of state has received a telegram daud the
2Sth ult. ami from onr minister at Bogota
reporting that the Columbian congress has
approved the international railway con
ference without opposition and that three
commissioners have been appointed by the
ADJOURNED TO MEET IN PITTSBURG.
Cincinnati. Oct. 1. The National Pri-on
coneress having completed its work has
adjourned to nut?t in Pittsburg in October.
lSU. The raeetinc has been one of more
than ordinary interest to the members.
though there has not been a correspondiag
local interest exhibited. The aWres,
papers and discussions have ail been inter
esting and valuable.
LA GRIPPE AGAIN.
Carthage, HI- Ort. L La Grippe made
its reappearance in this county, aad many
people are seriously ill. The first fatality
was at Hamilton.Mrs. Arnold. wife of ill
iam Arnold, city marshal, being the vic
tim. Mrs. Arnold nearly became insane
with the disease last winter. Paysfca a
sav that much of the iiloess xhw prevail
ent is the result of la grippe. One woman
was sent- to the insane asylum.
10 1V1CH I.UU Ifl.TIAJl liuui "... ......-,"
Campbell knelt on one knee by the side of
i.ic .-ifriix .itwI nnftinir his face near to
the lovely face that was even then wearing
a pleasant smile, cried out "poor Mamie."
Campbell was then hustled off to jail to
avoi'i instant death, as shouts of '"lynch
him!" were heard from the
gathering throng. The jail is
closelv guarded, as lynching is feared.
Campbell is a young man about 22 years of
.T-e. a native of Baltimore, and since ar
riving in St. Augustine has been employed
by the St. Augustine Transfer company,
and has employed the confidence of all who
knew him. He has a brother. J. T. Camp
bell, in business in this city who is highly
respected. ..,,,-, u
Campbell has been a friend of the Joseph
family for some time. He was groomsman
at the marriage of Miss Lola Joseph and
Frank R. Remlinger, private secretary to
H. M. Flagler, and on that occasion stood
bv the side of Mivs Mamie Joseph at the
wedding ceremony, within a few feet of
where, a few months later, he stood by her
side intent upon her death.
Miss Joseph was very popular here and
her death has cast a gloom over me citj .
A TERRIBLE RIDE.
CRESTON. la., Oct. 1. A lad named
Brown had a terrible experience yester
dav. In companv with George Milligan,
aged about IS, he climbed on top of a pas
senser train at Creston to steal a ride.
While under a covered bridge young Mil
ligan's head struck a rafter and he was in
stantlv killed. His comrade held on to
the dead body for many miles before the
train was stoppea anu was m a mwauic
rnndition from the fricht and exhaustion
of his terrible ride.
THREE OF A KIND.
Nashville, Tenn.. Oct. L A special to
the American from Knoxville, says: The
supreme court vesterday passed upon the
cases of the three men sentenced in the
lower court to be hanged. Namely: Jack
Staple, colored, for rape: John Burton,
murder, and Daniel Boeler, who killed
Sheriff Greenlee of Grainger county. Bur
ton was given a new trial. Jack Staples
was sentenced to hang November 21 here
in the jail yard, and Boeler was taken back
to Grainger eoonty and will be hanced
November 20. Jim Smith who while
burglariwng the house of an ok! taller
i v... . v.t i.-ror'; t-nll -trith a. hltitlireoa.
UIV1WC lire .. -t .- 1
was sentenced to the penitentiary for six
AN OVERDOSE OF MORPHINE.
TorEKA. Kan., Oct. L Mrs. Lillie Tur
kv. the deserted wife of Frank Tnrlfiy. a
brber. was found at 3 o'clock last night
in a room on Kansas avenue in a dying
condition from an overdose of morphine.
Everr effort was made to revive her bt
without avil: she died fifty minates later.
She had just returned lrom Nebraska
where she nad betn visiting friends nd
had entered the room in which he was
found under the preteae to wnte some
ANOTHER ELECTROCUTION ORDERED
New York. Oct. L Cb&rks McElvain.
the convicted murderer of Christian .
Lucea, the Brooklyn grocer, was sentenced
to death in that city this forenoon lr
Jndse Moore.' McElvain's coub1 made
an eiTort to have the verdict set aside, bat
J mice Moore denied the motion and
sentenced McElTain to death in the man
ner prercrflx! by law. as, ; c rnac swe
prison within the week beginning Monday.
November 17. The prisoner received fcts
AN INDIANA WELCOME.
Topeka. Kan., Oct. 1. Captain Thomas
C. Durham, president of the Indiana Vet-
n- A AAinrmn nf TTnnuiq 1lM4 iVmiPrl thft
following call: "Our distinguished com
rade, Benjamin Mnrnson, presiueni ol me
United States, will attend the reunion of
Kansas soldiers at Topeka October 7th to
10th. The 12,000 Indiana soldiers residing
in Kansas should assemble en masse aud
give our comrade an Indiana welcome to
the state of our adoption."
TESTING THE WILSON LAV.
Topeka. Kan., Oct. 1. This afternoon
in the United States district court
Charles A Rohrer. charged with selling
liquor in original packages after the
passage of the Wilson bill, was called.
Judge Foster and Judge Phillips are hear
ing the case. The argument was opened
by R. T. Hazen, one of Rahrer's attorneys,
who said that tho only point they would
hold or raise would Iks that the Wilson bill
is unconstitutional. The caso took up the
entire afternoon, the attorneys being limit
ed to two hours eacli in the argument.
SHE COULDN'T HAVE BOTH.
Atciiison, Kan., Oct. 1. Miss May
Burch. a teacher in the Atchison school,
was married in Indinnapolis, Iud., on the
20th of August, to A. B. Glasscock, a
traveling salesman of this city. Under a
ruling of the board of education Mrs.
Glasscock could not teach school after her
marriage, so in order to hold her position
she said nothing about the matter and
kept on teaching as Miss Burch. It leaked
i,r hniviii-or nnfi hp rpsiernpil todfiv.
leaving for lndiauapoli3 to join her hus-
MAY VISIT GUTHRIE.
Special dispatch to the Dally Easle.
GUTHKIE, Ok., Oct. 1. President Harri
son will likely visit Guthrie. Arrange
ments are being made for legislature to
accompany him to Galveston. Governor
Steele has received a long letter from tho
president in which he mnnifest? grent in
terest in Oklahoma, and the governor
thinks tho president will certainly visit
Guthrie. . ,
The legislature has been invited to Okla
homa City to celebrate the location of the
capitol at that city. A special car will be
IKE A NEW BOOT.
Ex-Postmaster General Olarkson Speak3
Treely to a Chicago Eeporter.
Chicago, Oct. 1. Ex-Potmaster Gen
eral Clarksou arrived in this city today.
Iu the course of an interview, with a re
porter for an afternoon paper, he said,
bpeaking of the tariff, that he was pleased
with it as a whole and he thought the
country would endorse it. "Though like
a new boot." he added, "it will doubtless
pinch in a few places at first." He did not
favor the suar and tin plate schedules as
passed He continue.!. "Reciprocity?
There is no doubt that it is very popular.
No one seems able to give an exact
description of it, and doubtless to it
mysteriousness as to all mystery much of
the popular interest is due. For myself. I
look upon reciprocity as protection s option
on free trade. That is as near as I can
come to it. and that, it seems to me, is
"Do vou think Mr. Blaine will be an
accressive candidate for the presidency in
. at l A mt -. winn Anna T HtTA tchn
wonld refuse the presidential nominatton alrftftdr b,,, jocntM,
and were Mr. Blaine to be tendered t be Xr fc-j wi
would accept, but he will not fight for it i n( tb cblr.
Mr Blaine. I look upon a3 tae gren
force in the world today. The blending
trr.thfr of the conntriefc into one harmon
ious commercial whole, he deeirea to -,
and if thronsh the operation of his kkwus
reciprocity and the principles adopted bv
the Pan-American congress, soch a blend
Ing should come to pa. his name would
be made more imperishable than hi
ocenpancv of the prosideatial chair conhl
ever make it.
A BIG BASE BALL DEAL.
New York. Oct. 1 The World tomor
row will print the following: The WseH
deal known in the annal of baseball will
be made ia the Sc Nicholas hotel. Cincin
nati, at 10 o'clock next Sewtntey morning.
By its terms the famous Cincinnati Rd
Stockins clnb will be transferred from the
National League to the Plajers' League
on the following Monday The final ar
rangements for th completion of the dU
were made in this city yesterday. Cincin
nati has been generally regarded as holding
the key to the settlement of the existing
ba.e ball conflict and the parcha.- of the
dob bv a svndkate friendly to the Playeri
Leagne wift be one of a series of morf
which has for its porpose the ending of
WILL TEST THE LAV.
Cbestos. la.. Oct. 1 The mI of iqnon,
in original package has h-xtx commenced
here by the agent of a Peoria. UL, fir.
.!. .. v. fLtirw u mte a trt eae.
The firm w acting on the advi of a Cedar
Rapid attorney who bod that the fw
eat Iowa, wrobibttory law i invalid andt
be of effect will hae to be re-oaaotd. The
liquors were ordered seized by tbe county
Special dispatch to t&o Dally Eacla.
GirrnniB, Ok., Oct. I. The supreme
moment came and Guthrie lost in the
house. She fought nobly. Wimberly's
nmendment will necessitate its coing
back to the council and there is doubt in
the minds of some as to whether it will
pass the second time. Now the question
is, what is the governor going to do about
it The excitement in the house was in
tense. The council chamber was deserted
and the councilmen arranged themsolves
nn tb floor of the house where they could
advise if necessary. If there isnny doubt In
the minds of our friends in tne states con
cerning members of Oklahoma legislature
having a knowledge of parliamentary
law their minds would have been disabused
hsd they been hero this morning. The
friends of the bill will take it to the coun
cil and force immediate action.
GOTHRIE, Ok., Oct. L Twenty-six mera
lers were present at the morning session.
The lobby was crowded with interested
spectators. Many ladies graced the hoiibO
with their presence.
Mr. Post moved to take up the capital
bill council bill No. 7.
Mr. Daniels It is a special order.
Mr. Merten called for reading of the bill,
and after the bill was read moved that it
be indefinitely postponed.
Mr. Daniels I do not believo that either
side desires to debate this question or that
On call of ayes and nays tho motion was
Mr. Daniels Tho question is, shall the
bill be now engrossed and read the third
Mr. Wimborly The voto on that ques
tion is unnecessary,
Mr. Daniels wanted it road.
Mr. Merten The question is, shall the
bill be engrossed. .
Mr Daniols Tho question is. shall tho
bill be engrossed and pass to third read
ing. Mr. Merten Tho bill is now ready for
amendment, 1 move tostrike out all after
the enncting clause and substitute th fol
lowing, tho provisions of which wore as
Section 1 locates tho capitol at Guthrie.
Charlos S. Brown, W. 11. Merten, Samuel
Lewis, committee on solection of site.
Section U locates the penitentiary at King
fisher, W. A. McCartney, J. C Poet. O.
I. Currin, committee on selection of Mte.
Section 8 locates the insane asylum at Uk
lahoma Citv, C. G. Jones. Moes Neal and
H. G. Trasper, committee on location ol
site. Section 3 locates the agricultural
college in Payne county, the governor to
oppoint a committee on location site. Sec
tion 5 locates the Normal school at Hen
nessey, Daniel Harader, 1). C. Farnsworth
and C. C. Tritt, committee to locate site.
Section 0 locates imbecile school at Friwo,
J. A. Wimberly, N. A. Daniels and D. W.
Talbott as committee to locate site, sec
tion? locates the territorial university at
Norman, M. L. Bixler, W. C. Adair and
D. W. Marquard as committee on location
of site. Section 8 locates the deaf and
dumb asylum at Kl Reno, D. W. Talbott,
N. A. Daniels and J. A. Wimborly com
mittee on location of site. Section l locate
blind asylum at Lexington, J. M. Storall,
Amos Green, L. G. GasKett committee on
location of site. Section 10 locates re
formatory at Oklahoma City, J. C. Do
lany, Sidney Clark and John V allace com
mittee on location of site. Section 11
makes pay of. committee. (6 per day for
time actually employed.
Mr. Daniels ro-e to a point of order.
The substitute is not in order a it detUs
with Kiihiwts foreien to the bill. It l not
germaiu. The bill under coiwIderHtion
deals with the subject of the capital alone.
Mr. Merten I rue to questions of priv
ilege I propose Ut have a word in regard
to the point of order. I would ask if the
proposition is not contained in the bII
Mr. Daniel Yes, iMit you bava intro
duced other things.
Mr. Merten Is not the bill subject to
Mr. Daniels Yes, but the gMitlenmn has
introduced matter not eermain.
Mr. Merten Pleae cite me to a role of
the house that forbids thin.
Mr. Daniels Common parllmentary law.
Air Merten It i not oat of order to
amend k bill by Ktrikiur ont all after the
enacting clause and to amend a bill iu any
way we cbooee.
Mr. Daniels I refer gentleman U a rule
of this houe which exprwly pree!n.le
thi Any amendment tbnt does not deal
with the original bill is oat of onhr II
the gentleman wib to strike ont Okla
homa City awl introduce Gnlhrte, he is at
liberty to do m.
Mr. Mrtn I insist that ths HUbstitii.e
dofs not contain theteeatioaof the eapiUil.
Mr. Terriil I think that tho section of
the bill locating ths anmura4 college m
nnnec?arjr, as tna nwimu w
wish is awwal " the
decision of to chair.
Mr. DaahdsTkij question ,wre ue
hou . shall ths decision of ths chair U
Mr. Wimhwly nwvtd that whorersr
Oklahoma City ammmus it b utrkkssi oat
and Frisco insortsd.
Mr Post novtd ths the Mhstttats
offered by ths gsaUosnaa he kid sn the
Mr. Mtea-It has lwen rnJsd
order and yon can't act on it. Rail chUmI
on struung oat Oklahoma City and in
serting Frfcco. . . , . ,
Mr. Adau I hoard wsie hfefcg trow
the 17 when I cbaagMi mr res.
Mr WlmbeiiT change
asked if the seasieraen were true W their
oonstttaeaey. . ,
34r. Daniel- I will xjrfhi T ,
Mr. Campll-I shjsetio the Hdsaa
making a pnbttc Peeoch.
Motion h 15 to .
Mr. Wimborly called U Madia of the
ar vctioo of the MIL
Mr. Darnels Th i seoo,cy.
Mr Merven The psntieeaan fas a right
to e&U for the reading tf he pleads.
Mr. Wiwleriy-Kead vUe X
Attrr H was read Mr. Wiatewrtr
to amend muK have H read from Feb.
1 to &
Mr. Barter I rfc to a ptfatt of etdrr
tbast nrssbrro of the eouacU to prastihMcd
from eleetionoirrtR s the teor 1 this
Mr. DafcJ X'nJer our ml if s whs
to cosrvec with a getlamsn wt hwm
Mr. Adah- I think the &au4mt A
The jssrhs,BsH pasd nn acsu. olaje
aad juts br a Tttc o IS to II.
Ayes Adair, Barker, Campbell, Clark,
Colson. Currin. Farnsworth, Lewis. Long,
Merten, Post. Robertson, Smith, Tritt and
Nays Jones, Mathowa, Neal, Pack,
Peory, Stovall, Talbott, Terriil, Trosper,
Waggoner and Daniels 15.
Mr. Daniels If no more amendments
aro to bo offered would liko to have tha
clerk call the roll on Its engrossment and
go to third reading. Carried 19 to 7.
Mr. Daniels The question is now, shall
this bo put upon its passage.
Mr. Merten rnder what rule is this
passnee of the hill now called for?
MrDaniels rends the rule.
Mr. Barker I want to know what that
refers to Daniels explains. We arc will
ing to take a voto on this bill at anv time.
I wish to enquire about vote to strike out.
Mr. Neal wished roll called again.
Mr. Currin The clerk is right
r- M..rtnn nhifwtion too lata.
Mr! Trosper It won't do any harm.
Mr. Wimberly Out of order.
Mr Barker The idea of re-oalllng this
roll did not emanate from members of this
house. , , ,
Mr Tritt Any member c.n demand an
ftxnlnnntion if his vote has not been nrop-
The roll was then oalieu on tno pasaago
ofthebilL Carried 14 to U. Th follow
ing is the vote:
Ayes Adair. Chirk, Jones, Long. Math
ews, Neal. Pack, Peery, Stovall. Talbot,
Terriil, Trosper, WapRonor, Danteis R.
Xavs Barker, Campbell, Coleon, Cu
rin. Farnsworth. Lewis. Morten, Pt,
Robertson, Smith, Tritt, Wimberly 16.
Sir. Waggoner I move wo reoonsldor
Mr Merten In viexv of tho fact that
there has been a good deal of caucusing in
thin house, I approve of tho reconsWerR'
tion- , . ., t-
Mr Daniels Every member oc this
house has known just how ho was KJnK to
vote for a week. I see no reason why avo
should reconsider tho vote, i move to my
the motion modo by Clevulaud oonnty on
the table. . ..
Mr Morton If wo voto on this motion
and it carries it will provontite farther
Mr Trosper It this motion was tabled
it could be taken up within twonty-four
The chair explained thnt If this onrrips
the subject may bo taken up again within
twenty-four houcs. ,
Mr. Daniels withdrew his motion to Ho
on table and Mr. Adair moved to postpone
tha matter indotlultely.
Nr. Neal moved the honco adjourn.
Mr Adair A motion is before tho house.
Mr Terriil It makes no difference how
many motions if a vote is not being taken.
Mr. Wnggouer-When a motiou has
been put by tho chair it cannot bo consid-
Tlie chair put the motion and tho olerk
announced the rwmlt. Division Wfi oalletl
for at once. Motiun to adjourn U Urn 10
to 10. Original motion lostr-15 to 7.
.Mr. Daniels moved tho houso udjouru
until 2 o'clock. Carried.
Twenty-four meuilwrs answered tho coll
of tho clerk when the houso rMuaamblod.
Rule W, providing for tha calling of ayos
and nays ujwn lliial passage wn put upon
passage. After sotno acrimonious debate
tho rule passed.
Mr Currin introduced a resolution di
viding his congressional township inU)
nine school districts.
Tho substitute of tho .vays and mean
committee for council bill No. 9, provtdliiK
for the assessment of taxes, was tnkon up.
Mr Waggoner moved to re-commit to
committee with instructions to modify
section rt. ..- i
Mr. Jones moved nections 1, a, and 4 be
Mr. waggonor iuopt fi n ..
Mr. Daniels Take up by suctions.
Mr Terriil moved to lay on tho table.
Mr. Daniels I understand tho objeot.
It is to kill th. bill. 1 will fflflmster as
long as any one.
Mr Terriil-NTo object. At tho prnpor
time I will introduce a resolution onlllg
on tho county committee to ritiiort
lndebtedns of respective counties and fer
Mr. Daniels Is this plan to legalize the
acts of th county oomiiiitteer
Mr Terriil The scheme Is to logs two
warrants issued without know. for
what the indebtednej whs Incurred. 1 lie
Payne county oHIciala purchased tSjDOu
worth of blank books. They won't be
used in ten years. .
Mr. Peery The Wit ebnngod after re
ferred to tho committee.
Mr. Daniels What is tha question bo
fore the how?
Chair To lay tho Mil on the table.
Mr Daniels Is the inethm debatable I
move the motion uitd the gaiiOon.. fxem
Payne be laid on the table. General eon
Vote to table lost
Mr Farnsworth 1 understand fire soe
tions were amended when the Mil was re
Mr Jones Never saw any amendments.
Mr. Terriil The house has nsed up oho
...i .n.Unif 4fi?-i ranklni? these amend-
!!ints. They h boa Id have been incorpo-
Mr Mathews I am a momborof the
committee and have not mo the amend
ments. Iffomewbo talk so much wHtk
talk less we would got along faster.
Mr BarkerIf it is a fact that we
amended the bill where are the amend
ments General iw.l
Mr. Terriil movsd Mil be referred until
first MHMioa day of ext month.
At thli point the chair announced that a
month's pay vta, ready, wbieh ereated
great ceiuraotJen. the house Immrxlhttely
taking a rera minutes m order to
Motion Ut postpone Mil ttntil Jeis roeo
Intion was beard from was in order to get
GtmfBtX, Ok.. Oct. L The cowjafl was
too much concerned this morning er b
action ef the lower house mw tfie eapttai
question to perforin its hwehnlfwstiin
and it look a recess onifl the attoraoeu
whan the school hUl was taken njc
Mr Brown of Iega, raoeed to snsnawd
the rulas and take up the MU taciirtag Use
azrtenltnral eoUeew. The resolution was
killed by the cow Wo vote, Mr. McCart
ney sod Iraaident Garaonhlre rotes tor
nlev teacVrs. dkeherne tor eanae and Ax
Mr. Bfowa of Ohiaheena. intrweMi set
amendment fornerMlMC the emnlornian. nf
tearhri rehUed to a seem ay of the heeett
without a ananitnoos vote.
Mr ror inquired if the ennnnflor
mmU mk. a lawful for wml'jn nf h
hoard to fsrk the teacher.
CVMunMsieation ftom the grreranr
made special order en motteu nf Mr. Mc
invitation to the nrtnedent to Wt Ofcf.
honea had bu iwwnrded with his en
ornament Also tha an tnttncfnu lanrt
Oklahoma CHy to attend a hall in honor
removal of eaottai bad bn rentes.
THE CAPITAL WU
Gmmr, ok., Oot. 1 -The htn Bl
by the hons ta-eay )ocan U
(jkhkma territory at OkJifcnmi Olty.
reads as InPnww;
cocrsca sttA bo. 7.
aneeenntent foe the tecrhvary .
Hecthml That the sos of wmmuml
of Ofcuiaeie he and the ?'
fcKMted and sstahfcsfed a Oklahoma CHy
i the terrttnry of OUaheiim.
Her J THe tne nusnes fT "ACTr:7,
tfirer ef mkd territory CiOiiiiM" shsJl
be imm tram Guthrie to Uhhihnm
1y ami the nu mt wnmm tfceeo h-
ST!; nf Fonrimry. A. p. mt. nntth,
"htWthTil I" """ Atr
Gmtkiiv hi sent eerrMnry. ,
STt. TJmttmmejn 'j
hfecfrrc aaeccWy tic terrtwry t Oil-