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Kans Historical Socletyi
YOL. XIII, NO 126
WICHITA KANSAS, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 12, 1890.-TWELYE PAGES.
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ME PRESIDENT'S PLEASURE TRIP
DRAWING TO A CLOSE.
An Address to the Business Men
of St. Louis at the Chamber
Tho future Development of the Great
Southwest Pictured in Glow
A Banquet at the Fair Grounds An
Amusing Hurdle Eace A Big Con
cert at the Exposition Build
ing The Incidents and
Events of the Day.
St. Louis, Oct. 11 The special train
bearing President Harrison .and his party
rolled into this city promptly at 9 o'clock
this morning. The trip from Kansas City
to St. Louis had been without special inci
dent. The special train bearing the presi
dent was manned entirely by G. A. R. em
ploj'cs of the road, Engineer William Cotty
handled the throttle, and Conductor Sam
uel Jonos having charge of the train.
On the arrival of the president at this
city he was taken in charge by Governor
I'rancis, Mayor Noonan and the entire re
ception committee, who, with the military
nnd other organizations, were to act as an
f-scort through the city to the Southern
hotel. Cheer after cheer arose from the
immense multitude at the sight of the
chief executive. From the depot the pro
cession moved, amid the plaudts of
the multitude north on Eleventh
street to Washington avenue,
cast to Broadway, south to Walnut street,
wist to Fourth, nnd brought up at the
Southern hotel, where the president wus
to be entertained.
From the balcony of the Southern hotel
the nreddent reviewed the military, the
G. A. R.. the Sons of Veterans, nnd the vn-4
nous other organizations that marencu
down Walnut street. The Grand Army
organization numbered several thousand
men nnd they manifested their enthusiasm
by repeated cheers as they passed the re
viewing stand. The president responded
by bowing his acknowledgments to the
old soldiers, By the side of the president,
during the review, stood Secretary Tracy,
Governor Francis, Mayor Noonan, ex-Governor
Stanard, and other prominent mem
bers of the reception committee.
The feature of the St. Louis reception
which most pleased the president was the
excellent manner in which Hon. S. M.
Kennard, marshal of the day, and tle re
contion committee managed the thousands
upon thousands that greeted the chief
executive. In no instance was the presi
dent or his party jostled in any way, as so
frequently occurred in other citic, and
tho police maintained at every point a
wide and clear passage for the accommo
dation of t lie presidential party. The crowd
fdiared with the management the grati
tude of the president, as in no city have
themasses shown a greater consideration
in this respect than in the city of St.
Louis. Yot, in St. Louis, the crowd that
g'eeted the distinguished visitors has been
nearly double that of any other city, aud
swelled far up into the thousands.
At the conclusion of the review at tho
Southern hotel, tho president retired to his
room for an hour's rest after a brief lunch.
at inn mkkchants' i:xchae.
The presidential party was, shortly after
VI o'clock, taken by a special committee to
the Merchants, Exchange, whore ho was
formally welcomed to tho state aiid tho
t ty bv Gov Francis and Mayor Noonan,
1 sjuctivo y.
l'roHiilcin Harrison, amid loud cheers,
iiddrossod tho vast assemblage as follows:
"Gov. Francis, Mr. Mayor, and Fellow
Cit teens It is very gratifying and very
helpful to me to bo so cordially greeted by
ou this morning. Tlie olllce which
1 have boon called upon to administer is
very groat in dignity; but it is full
of care and heavy responsibility. The
man who, in conscientious regard and
it h n proper appreciation of the great
trust, seeks to administer it in the public
good, will find himself daily beset with
perplexities nnd doubt, and daily besieged
bv those who differ with him as to the
public administration. But it is a grc.it
comfort to know that we have an intelli
gent, thoughtful, and, at tho same time,
vcrv kind people, who judge benevolently
nnd kindly tho acts of those public ser
ants of whoso good disposition lodo right
they are not in doubt. Cheers And
it is very pleasant to know and I
do not need those eloquent words of assur
ance to have it impressed upon me the
grewt lesson that there are more things in
which we agree and have common interest
than on which we differ; Applause and
that our differences in opinion as to public
administration and law are all brought to
gctlior in the keystone of patriotism and
i'Vioftlu country. Prolonged cheers
lt gies me pleasure to note even since
inv last visit to St. Louis the evidences of
I hat steady and interrupted growth which
tins great commercial center has made
since its birth as an Indian trading post
on tlie Mississippi river. Applause. No
year has-been w ithout its added e idences
of progress, development, accumulation
and increased population. You have now
passed any jieriod of doubt and uncer
tainty, and the career of St. Ijouis is ad
mired. Applause. You have grown like
the oak, annually adding a ring to the
prosperity ami wealth and commercial im
portance "of your great city. Renewed
Bpplaiiso and cheer. You have stuck the
roots of your influence and trade deep into
I he nourishing earth of this nourishing
land in which you live, and the lrgh
branches of your enterprises are
reaching townrus tho sunlight that
Mimes upon thorn. Cheers. Situated
hereon the Mississippi river, giving you
water communication with tho son, a
communication which this government
h is undi-nakon to improve aud secure,
and which I believe will be made secure by
appropriate legislation Cheers. in the fu
ture, jour prosperity is assured. Nor do I
know an reason why these great hues of
railway stretching from St. Louis to the
s. uthwost may not yet touch the great
xrts of commerce with deep harbors, un
til they shall become truuk lines. Ap
piuwe.j We have come to regard only
tliose lines of railway communication
tint lead t eastward ports as trunk hues.
1 do not, know whv. Indeed. I believe that
in the future we shall have seised again
as we will seine, if we are true to ourselves
our own fair part of the commerce upon
the sea. Cheer. and when we shall have
again our proportionate share of the South
American trade, Enthusiastic cheers.
that these railroads from St. Iuts touch
ing deep water on the gulf, and communi
cating there with hues of steamships
that shall touch the ports of
South America, and bring much
tribute to jou, Renewed applause.
you shall in all the- things rind a special
Interest, and an interest that will be shar
ed, as all great interests are, by the nation
and the people of w Inch you are a loval
and enterprising part. Cheers
'And now, my friends, again let me
thank you and all those who have spoken
In your behalf, for theee tnemliy words.
Those groat industries of commerce and
manufacture hore are intorjoined in friend
ly helpfulness. As they are diversified
Tour Drosnerity is increased. But. under
them all as the only rock upon which they
can rest, are social order and obedience to
the law." Cheers.
"Let it never be forgotten anywhere
that commerce builds upon social order.
Be watchful and careful of every instru
mentality or suggestion that enlists itself
against tho law. Where the law is wrong
make it right. Great applause. But let
it be the one rule of conduct in our public
relations to every American citizen. And
now, my friends, let me again say thank
you and good bye." Prolonged cheers.
At the conclusion of the president's ad
dress there were loud cries of "Tracy.
Tracy," from the immense crowd that had
recognized the familiar figure of the secre
tary of the navy. In response to the popu
lar demand, Secretary Tracy was intro
duced and made a brief speech of thanks
for the hearty welcome extended to the
president and himself.
Mr. Tracy said: "Within the past week,
for the first time in my life, I crossed the
Mississippi. I have looked in the faces of
something less than a million of tho west
ern people and can say that I am aston
ished at the extent of your western coun
try and the character of its people. Ap
plause. What has been done has been
wonderful; but the resources of the coun
try have scarcely been touched. What it
will be no one can tell, for its possibilities
are too great to be readily grasped by the
imagination. This western country is
destined to become the home of a civiliza
tion such as the world has never seen be
fore." Great applause.
On leaving tho Merchants' Exchange,
the presidential party, still accompanied
by the committees in carriages, and
escorted by the detail of mounted police,
went direct to the fair grounds. The route.
covering alike a large section of the busi
ness portion of the city and the most
beautiful residence quarters, was also
made a triumphal procession by the en
thusiastic welcome tendered the president
all along the way. The drive was appar
ently much enjoyed by him, and he chat
ted freely with the gentlemen nccom pay
ing him, tho time passing most pleasantly
until the distinguished visitors arrived at
the grand entrance of the fair grounds.
AT TnE FAIR GROUNDS.
At the fair grounds the party at once
proceeded to the Jockey Club house,
where an elegant luncheon was served to
the president and his party. Governor
Francis, Mayor Nooman and fifty of the
other distinguished citizens of St. Louis
and Missouri were present. Before rising
from the table, ex-Governor Standard said
he could not refrain from proposing the
"but it is seldom that we have the nresi
dent of the United Sates west of the
Mississippi river and it make us glad.
Laughter and applause. It is exceed
inglj seldom that we have the opportunity
of sitting down at the same table, Ap
plause and we appreciate ir. Without
lurther remarks, 1 propose that wo arise
and drink to the health of the president ol
the United States." Applause.
Simultaneously every guest arose to his
feet and joined in the sentiment proposed.
The president's response was brief. "I
want to arise my frieds," said he, "merely
to thank myold friend, Governor Stanard,
nnd these newer friends here present, for
t he compliment of this toast." Applause
At the conclusion of the lunclieon the
party again entered carriages and were
driven around the fair grounds, viewing
briefly the exhibits of every department.
The fine stock seemed to offer particular
interest to the president, and in the ampi
theatre he dismounted from his carriage
to view more closely some magnificient
bulls, whose blue ribbons testified to the
excellence of their breed. Under the es
cort of President Greene, of the fair asso
ciation, the party mounted the grand
stand and listened to several airs from the
Mexican band. Following this a hurdle
race was improvised for the entertainment
of the presidential party. Tnree compet
itors entered tho field, two negroes and a
white man, all mounted on mules. At a
given signal all started precipi
tously, but at the first hurdle the
white man's mule shied and ran
around tho gate. He endeavored to
regain his lost ground by making a
straight cu across the field to intercept
his competitors, but the darkies yelled:
"Fraud," and a dozen self-appointed
judges cried, "Foul." The next exciting
incident occurred when the hindmost dar
key's animal made full preparation to leap
a hurdle, but so suddenly changed his
mind that his rider kept straight on and
safely cleared the obstruction but without
a mule to continue the race. At this point
tho Mexicans became so interested in the
spectacle that their national anthem
sounded moro like a fan-fan and only added
to tho confusion of the occasion. There
was by this time but one rider in the field,
and he was declared the winner. The race
was probably the greatest fiilure ever
witnessed on the St. Louis fair grounds;
but that it was the most amusing one, was
amply attested by tho heartiness with
which President Harrison nnd Secretary
Tracy joined in the goneral shouts of
On the return of the president to tho
city, he and his party nnd Mayor Noonan
were entertained at a private dinner at the
Southern hotel Only fifteen, all told,
were seated at the table, and an hour later
the party emerged and the president re
paired to his room until the evening visit
to the exposition.
AT THE EXPOSITION.
At the entrance of tho building a heart v
ovation was given to the president by the
immense crowd there assembled, to which
he bowed his acknowledgments. Ater the
president had held a brief reception in the
ladies' parlor where President Kennnrd,
the exposition directory, and prominent
citizens of tho city welcomed him. the
party proceeded to the music hail, where
theentered the first box to the right of
the stage. The box was especially decorated
for theoccasion with flags, and there was
a huge bank of flowers just below the
railing in front of the president. When
the party entered the box Gilmore's band
commenced to play, "Hail to the Chief,"
but was uunble to complete it
for the cheers which were shouted from
tho throats of 0,000 people. During the
concert a little girl named Jennie Brokaw
presouted the president with a large floral
piece, saying the flowers were given in
recognition of courtesies and kindness ex
tended to her mamma and herself while
they were in Washington. The president
thanked the child for the flowers. After
repeated calls for a speech from the presi
dent. Governor Francis arose and intro
duced the president, who spoke as follows:
"My fellow citizens, ladies and gentle
men I have sometimes thought that the
life of the president of the United Mates
is similar to that of the policeuinu as sung
in the opera, not a happy one. On every
special occasiou I seem to be a marplot. It
is not only assigned to me to disturb ban
quets arranged by committees, but I even
seem to have to go so far as to break up
concorts, to distract the attention of the
audience from the leader of the orchestra,
who is worthy of your every considera
tion. Laughter aud applause And
yet, the will of the majority is the
supreme law m our grand aud glorious
country, and so I will submit myself to
j our desire. I wish again to thank the
citixeusof St. Louis most heartily for the
kind reception which has characterized
the proceedings of the day From early
morning until this present moment, my
visit has been one of sincere gratification,
and 1 appreciate to its greatest extent this
cordial demonstration. Cheers. I ant
fully alive to the attention which has been
showered upon me, and now I must ex
press mv appreciation for this- concert bv
which the day i to be crowned. This
building is a credit to St. Ixuis. contain
ing as n does the mechanical display oa
the one haud ami tliat of art on the
other; and. added to this the most enjoy
able concert I hao ever listened to
Cheers. The interests of roan should not
be so occupied by the material
things of life that his sonl is not
attuned to higher ami loftier impulses and
deeds. The musteal entertainment in ad
dition to the other dismay, is most credit
able, and gives an opportunity to both
rich and poor alike to cultivate the better
things of life. You have here combined
an entertainment in which art, music,
poetry and song have their proper place.
A distinguished Englishman, who visited
this country, was asked if he was not
amazed at its territorial extent, a land
spread from sea to sea. lie replied that he
was surprised at the higher lito evinced by
the people of the TJnited States, a life in
which devoted patriotism and general in
tell'gence strove for mastery. Applause.
But I have occupied your attention long
enough, nnd you will be content to excuse
me from further speech. Again thanking
you for your generous reception I will bid
After the president had finished his
speech, he and his party were escorted
through the building, after which they
were driven in carriages to the railroad
station, nnd the party left at 10 o'clock for
The president is hourly in receipt of tele
grams giving the condition of Justice Mil
ler, and his death is feared at any time.
Should that sad event occor tonight or to
morrow it will probably hasten somewhat
the president's raturn to Washington.
The programme, however, is to spend to
morrow quietly in Indianapolis and leave
for Washington the following morning,
making briet stops at several Indiana and
ATTEMPTED TRAIN ROBBERY.
Fort Scott, Kan., Oct. 11. At 9:50
o'clock last night, as the south bound pas
senger and express train on the Missouri,
Kansas aud Texas railroad pulled up to
the Osage river water tank, one mile south
of Schell City, Mo., four salwart men
armed -with shot guns and revolvers
jumped on the engine, covered the engineer
and fireman, aud ordered them to dis
mount. As soon as the train had stopped,
the colored porter got off to look after the
nir brake, and was promptly covered with
a revolver by one of the bandets. The fire
man and porter were quartered beside the
train and guarded, lest they should arouse
the passeucers. The engineer was marched
to the door of the express car aud com
pelled to call to the messenger to open the
door. The messenger, recognizing the en
gineer's voice, opened the door and was
promptly covered bv a revolver aud order
ed to hand over his money. He replied
that the train did not carry any money
and that he had none himself. The rob
bers seemed to be satisfied that he told the
truth and, without entering the car,
ahowed the train to proceed. When the
train arrived here the messenger handed
to the local agent a money package, show
ing that there was no robbery.
St. Louis, Oct. 11. A dispatch from Bal
timore announcing that Mrs. John Pow
ers of that city, had laid claim to the mill
ions of Bryan Mullanphy, the philanthro
pist, who left most of his money to charit
able institutions here, and would bring
suit to recover it on the ground that tho
foundation of his fortune was stolen from
her grandfather, John Welsh, in county
Kilkenny, Ireland, 100 3'ears ago, created
a sensation here, as many of St. Louis'
best families are descended from Bryan
Mullnnphy, founder of the Mullanphy home
and other charitable institutions. Strange
to say, m view of the report from Balti
more", there is a mystery hanging over the
early life of Mullanphy lasting up to the
moment of his settlement in this country.
It is a mystery imposed by the silence of
his descendents upon the subject of his ca
reer in Ireland, his native country, and
which has generally been attributed to the
feeling of bitterness against Brj'an Mul
lanphy for devoting the Mullanphy mil
lions to the cause of charity instead of suf
fering it to remain in the family.
Whatever its cause the reticence of the
Mullanphy heirs upon the subject of Mul
lanphy's life has many times been re
marked, and has even been complained of
in the pages of a biographical sketch of
Bryan Mullanphy, the founder of the
LUMBER RATES REDUCED.
CIIICVGO, 111., Oct. 11. A meeting of
general agents of western roads w.is lield
here today to consider the lumber rate sit
uation, in connection with the recent order
of the interstate commerce commission
concerning the alleged discrimination
against Eau Claire. The attitude of the
Chicago, Milwaukee aud St. Paul railroad
was chiefly discussed. It was charged
that the St. Paul, for interested motives,
forwarded an answer to the commission
without consulting the other roads nnd did
not properly present the case. As a result
of the meeting the St. Paul will now join
the other lines in a new statement to the
commission. This change of base appar
ently averts temporarily at least the
threatened general demoralization of rates.
Trouble has broken out in a new direction
however. Notice given by tho Chicago
and Alton of intention to reduce the
lumber rate from Chicago to Kansas
City is causing a commotien among south
western lines. The Inmber merchants ap
pear to have been hovcotting the Alton
for agieeing to an advance. The matter is
expected to produce a lively session of the
Western Freight association next Tues
day. GUNS WANTED.
Washington, Oct. 11. Advertisements
for proposals have been issued from the
war department under the provisions of
the fortifications act of the last session of
congress for furnishing the ordnance de
partment of the army with twenty-five
s inch, iifty 10-inch and twenty-five 12-inch
steel guns and ammunition! for their test
or proof, all to be of American manu
facture. The advertisement stipulates
that one-fourth of these guns mav lie con
structed on the Pacific coast. Proposals
will be received until 3 o'clock Thursday,
Decemlier IS next.
Bidders are notified that specifications
for the guns will be ready by the depart
ment in a few days and can be had on ap
plication. In the instructions to bidders
it is specified that proposals will be re
ceived for constructing six of the S-inch,
thirteon of the 10 inch and six of the
12-inch guns above mentioned on the
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.
DrmiN, Oct. 11. It is definitely known
that Messrs. Dillon and O'Brien were not
among the passengers who sailed on the
La Bourgane from Harve today. There is
no reliable information as to how they left
the country, but the theory that
they went on board a yacht aud
boarded a steamer outside is a favor
ite one. The St. James Gazette
ridicules tho statement in the Chronicle
that the government did not desire to keep
Dillon and O'Brien in the country or
otherwise they could not have escaped rhe
vigilance of the police The Pall Mall
Gazette, the Daily News and several 1
provincial Glad-toman paper, expre
some mjnnss a, to the effect their ,
flight will produce in England They do ,
not dpuot tne oniiiancj 01 tne coup , iar
as Ireland ami America are concerned.
CLYDE, Kan., Oct. 11 At the Republi
can convention held today at Aurora, A.
B. Fry, of Miltonvale. a Republican
farmer and member of the Al.uoce, was
nominated for representative of the Sev-
entv-rtfth district. Tue convention was
comnosed of sixty-two members, every one
of whom was enthusiastic for the re-elec-
tion of John J. Iagalls. and the nominee
wms instructed to vote and Use all honor
able means for his re-election.
THE ISHPEMING STRIKE.
Ishtemino. Mich., Oct 11. At a meet
ing held yeterdty, the striking miners re
olved to"-tnd firm. The mining com
panies will offer no terms of compromise.
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Mitchell mines and a candidate for state I
treasurer. ws in Dakota when the men
struck. He cwn home promptly, and at i
once conceded ike demands of hi miners, i
nnmberiag about SOU, we hv reteraed
u wart. I
GREAT AMERICAN JURIST
A Long, Brilliant and Useful Ca
reer Drawing to a
Telegrams of Sympathy and Oondolen.ce
Prom Ex-President Cleveland
and Other Friends.
The Local Option Law of Michigan Sus
tained by the State Supreme Court
A Decision by the Same
Court Affecting Eighta
of Negroes Gen
Washington, Oct. 11. The condition of
Justice Miller at 9:45 this morning was
extremely critical. For several hours past
he has lain in a state of absolute stupor,
wholly unconscious of his surroundings.
The pressure on the brain has greatly in
creased during the last five hours, so that
now the paralysis of the left side is com
plete. Dr. Cook has been at his bedside
all night, and feels that his patient is in
imminent peril. The family have about
given up all hope, and it is bolieved that
dissolution may come at any moment,
though possibly not for a day or two
At 1:30 o'clock Justice Miller was grad
ually sinking, and it is now believed that
his death is only a question of a few hours.
He is still unconscious, and within the
last hour his respirat ion has become short
and difficult. Dr. Lincoln says he is in a
dying condition and may pass away at any
Mrs. Miller and their son Irvine, a law
yer of Chicago, are constantly at his bed
side, waiting with stricken hearts for the
Vp to 10 o'clock this morning the
most serious trouble to be combatted
by the physicians was the accumulation of
phlegm in the patient's throat, which, on
account of the partial paralysis of the or
gans, could not bo removed. This would
produce a choking which could be relieved
only by raising tho patient to a sitting
posture. This effort, in every instance,
Eroduced a paroxysm which was itself
ighly detrimental to his condition. At
about 1 o'clock this morning these par
oxysms ceased aud, though the
sufferer's breathing was stertorious, he
fell into nn apparently peaceful sleep,
which lasted throughout the night. But
as morning came on, this sleen degenerated
into a comatose condition, which has con
stantly increased to the present hour. He
now lies in a state of profound coma, in
which he no doubt will continue to the
Mrs. Reeves, a relation of Mrs. Miller,
arrived this morning from her home in
New Haven, Conn. All the
members of the supreme court
who nre in the city have allied with their
wives during the day. The chief justice
and Mrs. Fuller spent an hour with the
family last night and agai -cyay. Mrs.
Dimmick came on behalf of Mrs. Harrison
to inquire as to the condition of the justice
and express her sympathy. The members
of all the foreign legations now in town
called during the moraine, as did many
others of prominence in Washington.
DURING THE DAT.
One hour today was but a duplicate of
the others at the home of Justice Miller.
Inside lay the helpless victim of paralysis;
outside was a stream of sympathetic cnll
ers, making inquiries as to the condition
of their friend, who, they feared, was soon
to solve the great mystery. Up to mid
night there was some hopes in the breasts
of the watchers, but as the sleep of the
stricken one deepened and the breathing
became more stcntonous, tnose wno saw
the phauges became convinced that the
conditions which had seemed so full of
promise were only the beginning of the
end. In the room were Dr. Cook, Prof.
Thomas Wilson of the Smithsonian In
stitution, and Chief Clerk McKinney of
the supreme court. At about 3 o'clock the
patient vomited nnd the exertion produced
excessive weakness. Phlegm gathered
in his throat and cnused much trouble.
If the justice remained in his recumbent
position there were spasms 01 strangula
tion, therefore he had to be lifted up into a
sitting posture. In this way much of the
obstructive matter was removed, but even
so slight a disturbance brought on a
paroxysm which resulted in increased
weakness. Everything was believed to de
pend on keeping the justice as still as pos
sible. for a recurrence of the cerebral hem
orrhage meant instant death. From 1
o'clock it was evident that there remained
little on which to base any reasonable
hope of recovery. The nerves and muscles
of the throat were much affected,
and all attempts to give the justice
nourishment failed completely. The
comatose condition was more pronounced
and there was a steady diminution of
strength. Still there were slight evidences
of semi-consciouness. At times the dying
man would open his eyes and look at his
attendants with a gleam of recognition.
These became less frequent, and just as
soon as the cool, gray tints of the early
morning succeeded the artificial illumina
tion 01 the room; just as the day was
opening for the anxious watchers it closed
for the almost motionless figure on the
bed. Then he became totally oblivious to
Justice Miller is a man of massive frame,
full blooded and stout He had, during
the lat several years, often spoken of bis
fear of a stroke of paralysis. It is said
that his brothers, one or two of whom
had died from paralysis, strikingly resem
bled him in build, and that knowledge
gained in his early life by reading medi
cine had made him apprehensive that some
day he might go as they had gone. About
three weeks ago, while at St. Loun, he
sufferal from an an attack of diarrhoea,
but his journey borne had checked that
trouble. Day by day his strength in-crea.-ed,
and yesterday he dictated a letter
to Mis Stocking, one of bis daughters now
in Vienna .in which he spoke of his good
heaUh - dictation was made to hts
DrVale 5.reurv. who. when the justice
ilAd 1ft h. u, - to to the qjoi TfiR.
terday, bad not more than half completed
the task of writing out the letter
which was a very long one,
Aesterday afternoon. when the
justice was borne into his office,
the letter, awaiting his signature, was 00
his desk. It will probably never be -jigaed.
but must remain an affecting memento as
additional testimony to the uncertainty of
hninan existence, in that letter are the
words. "Todav I feel quite restored."
Mrs. Miller's condition has been distress
ing ail day. Yesterday she bore up well,
bat the reaction has et it; and her nerves
are in nch an agitated condition that she
is utterly prostrated. Her health is good
though. o there is no cau.se for alarm.
Mrs-Tteeves, a relative it -Mrs. Miller, ar
rived this morning and i giving her whole
attention to the task of calming the almost
di-tmcted lady The only raetnl-erv of the
-- j f,' ,
111-tlCe a iAITlllV here UTS BIS Wile IMK1 SOU
& latter. Mr Irving Miller, being a well
known Chicago lawyer. Mrs. Toaselm. a
daughter, ts near Colorado Spring, where
e retjdei and so is Miss Lncy CorkhilL
Ae jsuee5 grand dansbter. Tne other
daoffbwr, Mrs. ockin. is la Vlecaa. AH
these have been notified by telegraph of
the sick man's condition, and both Mrs.
Tousalin and Mrs. Stocking will probably
come on here as rapidly as possible. Mrs.
Tousalin has a 2-year-old child who is not
in the best of health, so she may not be
able to come. A great many telegrams of
inquiry have been received from all parts
of the country.
Chief Justice Fuller today received a tel
gram from ex-President Cleveland express
ing his grief at the news of Justice Miller's
illness, nnd the incident recalled the fact
that between ex-President Cleveland and
Justice Miller there has been
for some years a feeling of mutual admira
tion and warm personal friendship. The
telegram is as follows:
"Chief Justice Fuller I am exceedingly
grieved by the report of Justice Miller's
illness. Please let me know his condition,
and convey to him, if you can, my fervent
hope for his speedy recovery "
At midnight Justic Miller was still
alive, although the end is momentarily
expected. Dr. Lincoln left the justice's
bedside at 11:30 and to those in waiting
said that the end must come soon, though
it was possible he might live until the
early morning hours.
A telegram was received late this after
noon from President Harrison, expressing
to -urs. Miller his grief at her nusbana s
illness, and stating that if there was any
hotjc of his reaching the dying man's bed
side beforo the end came, he would at once
start for Washington. An answer was re
turned to the effect that he would be too
late. Mrs. Harrison called this evening
and spent a few moments with Mrs. Miller.
She seemed very anxious, knowing of
their mutual friendship, that the presi
dent should at once come to the bedside of
the stricken friend, and left the house
with the intention of telegraphing the
president to start at once.
LOCAL OPTION UPHELD.
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 11. The Michigan
legislature of 1SS7 passed a local-option
liquor law, and under its provision the
count j-of Van Buren voted for prohibition
in February 1SO0. Subsequently, John W.
Feek applied to the supreme court for a
mandamus to compel the township board
of Bloomingdale township to approve his
bonds as a saloon-keeper. The constitu
tionality of tho act was attacked all along
tho line. Yesterday the supreme court
filed an opinion denying the mandamus
and declaring the law valid and not in
conflict with the constitution.
THE RIGHTS OF COLORED PEOPLE.
LANSING, Mich., Oct. ll. The supreme
court has rendered a very important opin
ion affecting the rights of colored people
in public places. One Ferguseu. colored,
with a friend, entered a restaurant in
Detroit, of which a man named Davis was
proprietor. On seating themselves at a
table, a waiter informed them that they
could not be waited on at that table, but
if they would take a seat at one which he
designated, they would be served. This
they refused to do, demanding service at
the table at which they were seated. The
proprietor claimed that ho had a right to
make such a discrimination. The plantitl
brought suit in the Waj'ne circuit court
for damages; was defeated, and appealed
to the supreme court. The judgment is
reversed and a new trial ordered.
PARIS. Oct. 11. The agitation over the
new United States tariff laws was greater
than ever during the last week. The wild
est ideas as to the scope and effect of the
law were prevalent. Lyons violently
demonstrated against the heavy increase
of the dutv on silk. Bordeaux was equally
excited about wine, and tho whole of
France was in a condition of extreme irri
tation and apprehension which was re
flected by the newspapers. M. Lockroy
treats the idea of a European zollverein
against America as Utopian. He holds
that France, unassisted by other countries,
can open the gates of the American Chi
neco wall, and be profited by tho word
"reciprocity," which figures "in tho new
law, and he urges approval of the foreign
office's negotiations on the subject, lie
is supposed to refer to nn alleged under
standing between M. Ribot, minister
of foreign affairs, and Mr. Whitelaw
Reid, the United States minister, regard
ing certain concessions which Frauce will
make, provided America does not increase
the taxes on certain French products,
notably wines. The details of the under
standing, if such,have not been made pub
lic, but the French newspapers positively
announce that it does exist. The Mol
d'Orde thinks that America should re
ceive French goods a little better than
nplpfinicf". nrotpnrlppQ Vin cnlr tn nwp-
throw the French republic, a little less
nomnouslv. France, it says, considers the
American Orleanist manifestations ridic
ulous. La France publishes statements attrib
uted to Secretary Blaine, disavowing any
political significance in the reception ac
corded to the Comte do Paris.
Minister Heid gave a banquet this week
to a number of French nrtists and govern
ment otlicials.among whom were M.Joseph
Keinnrch, Mngnord, Bonnne, Jerome Caro
lus Duran, Madrazo, Auguste Caine, and
ABILEKE, Kan , Oct 11. Interviews
with bankers of this county (Dickinson)
show that farmers are paying off their
mortgages at a rate never known before.
One banker says that of thirty mortgages
on farms handled this year all but one
have been paid off or greatly reduced
Another says that he has not in ten years
known so little demand for money on
chattel security. The farmers appear to
be gathering their indebtedness into one
account nnd then endeavoring to clear thw
off. Less loans are being made than ever
before, and less collections are being regis
tered against farmer than in years. The
People's party howl of destitution is
laughed at on all sides, as it is easily
shown to be without basis.
Abileve, Kan., Oct. 11. The Demo
cratic county convention for Dickinson
county wa held here this afternoon. Res
olutions endorsing the" state and congres
sional tickets were adopted, and it whs re
foivedjnot to nominate a county ticket this
THE SIXTH DISTRICT.
Opborxe, Kan., Oct. 11. Hon. Webb
McXail, Republican candidate for con
gress in the Sixth district, addreed a
crowd of fully 500 people at the op-sra
honse today. Hon. Tully Scott, the
Democratic nominee, speaks here tonight.
Trot, Kan., Oct 11. The jnrr In the
Tnbble case went one at 10 o clock this
morning, and at 4 this afternoon returned
a verdict of acquittance. TribbJe left on
the Rock Island a few minuted later for
CRAZY ON RELIGION.
5PEl5GriELD, O . Oct. 1L Mn. Nankie
Sullivan, a member of the North Side
Presbyterian chapel, recently became ex
tremely devout. Of late she has been sit
ting up late at night, reading the bible.
Ye-terday she became & raving maniac
Left alone in the boue. he constructed
an altar and prepared to sacrifice ber r
nwtnthwald son She stxiSTMd the child
placed it on the altar, and white reaching
for a bntcher knife, relatives opportunely
broke in, and she vrw orecpowered. She
demanded that h be allowHi to proceed,
claiming that the Lord had commanded
her, awFdeclared that she wanted to wah
her hands in the blood of tne Lamb.
DILLON AND O'BRIEN.
DTBLTX, Oct. 11 When the masfetnue's
court ot Tipperary reueemMeo uua morn
ing. Crown Prosecutor Koc&n stated
the crown had decided to proMcnte the
charge of eoospintcy against all the e
feests notwithstanding the fact that
Messrs DUJoa ami O'IMeo had, ot tfcetr
owa roHUea, ab&adoned their defease aad
left the country.
DOIXGS OF THE MY IN THE NEW
The Honse Resumes Consideration
of the Australian Ballot
The Introduction of a Prohibitory Law
Creates Some Excitement in
ThoVtEepublican Territorial Convention
At Guthrie Adjourns "Without Mak
ing a Nomination New?
Notes of Interest Prom
GtrnrRTE. Ok., Oct. 11. The honse
called to order by Jones.
Roll call shoved seventeen members
Prayer was offered by the chaplain.
The jourunl was rend and approved.
'lhe committee on enrolled bills reported
that they had found council resolution
Xo. 7, and house bill Xb. SI correctly en
grossed. The house resumed consideration of the
Australian election bill.
Adjourned until 3 p. m., Wednesday.
Eleven members answered to roll call
Prayer was offered by the chaplain.
The minutes of the previous session wero
read and approved.
Mr. Linn was called to the chair.
Mr. Bixler Is not the school bill ready
for its third reading?
The Clerk It is awaiting engrossment.
Mr. Brown, of Oklahoma, introduced
(by request) council bill No. 35, ail act to
prohibit the manufacture and sale of
alcoholic liquors in the territory of Okla
homa, except for mechanical and scientific
aud medicinal purposes, and to regulate
the manufacture aud sale of liquors for
Mr. McCartney moved that it be referred
to the committee on education.
Mr. Bixler I think the committee has
too much to do now. nnd move that it be
referred to the committee on municipal
Mr. McCartney's motion was lost.
Mr. Brown, of Oklahoma It should be
Mr. Pitman moved that it be referred to
the committee on agriculture.
Mr. Howard Tho ladies who are in
terested in the bill will not wish it to
come before a gentleman from Kentucky.
Mr. Brown, of Oklahoma I will say of
the bill that it contains some most excel
Mr. McCartney Whnt are tho wise pro
visions taken from? Are they not taken
from the Iowa statutes"
Mr. Brown of Oklahoma Tho bill has
been carefully drawn nnd is entitled to
consideration nnd respect.
Mr. Xesbit moved to refer it to the com
mittee on municipal corporations.
Mr. Foster The rules require time a
vote must be taken on the first committee
The motion to refer the bill to tho com
mittee an agriculture was carried.
Council bill So M was reported ready
for the committee on engrossed bills.
Mr. Foster suggested that printed bills
Mr McCartncj There was a bill intro
duced that was referred to a committee of
lawyers from this body which has never
been heard from since. I would like to
have that committee meet nnd take action.
It refers to the method of legal procedure
in regard to civil cases.
Mr. Gardenhire I move that council
bill No. 37. referring to the territorial
printer ami the territorial publication of
school books, be made a special order for
Mr. Bixler The committee liaa not yet
reported on this hill. We would not like
to have it hurried out of our hands. The
question is, shall tho territory publish IU
own school books, thereby shouldering an
enormous expense, or whether wiine more
desirable substitute cae bo found.
Mr Brown of Oklahoma California
publishes her own school looks. I tmraeMt
that the act passed by the California Jetfh
lature be obtained for information. I un
derstand that the state fnraltthing text
books are willing to furnish books to
other states at coat.
Mr M Cartney In Nebraska and some
other state the state has charge of print
ing the statute books and Nebraska dotte
this at a profit. It gives the state some
revenue and chearwy books. Kentucky
statutes co"t 13 .V) and Nebraska statute
cost J 0.
Mr. Brown of Oklahoma The state of
Iown publishes at n still ls price.
Mr Bixler In the caws of achool book.
lithographs and illustrations must be pro
videiFHt great cost.
Mr Gardenhire By request of most of
the committee axking more time, I with
draw my motion and request the commit
tee to report m noon a polble. This bill
providfor the expenditure of 140, Wa)
While the expenditure is large, I believe
that in a few years the money will be
saved to the citizens of thL territory, and
more than that I will become a source of
Mr McCartney Was the geatlnmnn a
member of the state legislators from
which he come
Mr Gardenhire I was a member of the
Third Houxe. or lobby ad yon call it here.
Mr Bnxter I desire te call up cooacil
bill No 33 providing for the appointment
of sheriff's deputie,. marshals or poUcmeji
and move that the council o tote a com
mittee of the whole for the consideration
of connctl bill No. 38.
A mewtc wa received from the honse
that hone Mil No. 14, the jipune sad Ah
law and council MU No. 7 had been con
Section 1. No person can he appointed
special depsty mnrnal or poticeraao, who
snail not have resided in thkt territory for
tne period, of one year at least, and in the
count j ix month, prior to the date of
.-ec 2 Any one without hse aotbority
who shall penosuite any ottoer, Khali be
deemed guilty of a miodeme&aor. and nson
coancuon shall, at the discretion of the
court or jury, be imprisoned for any period
of not more than one year, to which a Aae
of JUO may be addxL
N a. Any person violating section 1.
of thi act shall, upon coo notion, to liable
to am punishment a prescribed ia sec
tion i of this set
Mr Brows of Oklahoma, offered an
ameodmet to section L
The amendment w kwt.
Section 1 wss adopted.
Mr. Brown of Oklahoma, offered aa ad
ditional section whica shall be fcaorca m
The amendment was ooptsiL
The following u the amiwrlmoat to
' So private prsoa or eorfratioa snail
call bodies of men to enforce aae of their
orders, bat nrasc in all cases call npon the
aril sntboriues tor protection, which
snail be fnranmed as pcwrMsd to eecsiaB 1
oi ton acs'
Mr. Foster nsovod to asanas! isrtion tm
toils: Provided, tosweoar, ifea sate
secaoa sfeal! sot be ss eoaosmed a m -
vent private persons from making arrests
for felonies committed in their presence.
Section 3 and 4 were adopted.
Mr. McCartney (in the chalr As it is
not desirable to have some time stated,
when these shall go into force and effect?
Mr. Foster offered an amendment that
shall be known as section 5.
"This act shall take effect and bo ia
force from and after the final adjournment
of this legislative assembly."
Mr. Foster I move that the committee
do now ri-e and report the bill back to the
council with a reeonimendntion that it do
Mr. McCartney Tho committee of the
whole reports council bill No. 8S and
recommends that it do pass.
Mr. Foster moved that the bill bo con
sidered engrossed, and that the rates bo
suspended and the bill be put upon ita
.Mr. Foster Introduced the following
proviso: This section shall not apply to a
newly settled section -for a period of onu
The bill passed.
House bill No. 14. the game and fish law,
was taken up.
Mr. Bixler moved that the bill bo laid
npou the table ami ordered printed.
Council bill No. 31 was reported by com
mittee on engrossed bills.
Council bill No. 7 waa reported by com
mittee on engro ed MIR
Council bill No. S3, minting to relief
was returned by the governor with hid
Council concurrent resolution allowing
tho use of the bar racks for school purposes
The bills were sont to the governor for
Adjourned until Monday, S p. in.
Guthrie. Ok.. Oct 11 The .secretary of
the territory has granted a charter to the
International LohimiimI Trust company, of
Guthrie H J Whitley, Robert Martin.
J. . McNeal, (leorge J. Orput and V.
W Thomas, directors.
The secretary ha also granted a charter
to the Oklahoma Orphan asylum.
Kit Robinson ha leen appointed a mem
ber of the Kingfisher lionrd of relief.
Albert S. Cockrun, of Orlando, has been
annointed a notarv miblic
The secretary has paid nearly SS.000 iu
The jmy rolls of Payne nnd Cleveland
counties providing for the payment of the
judges and clerks of elections, have been
received aud the money paid over. Owing
to inaccuracies the roils of the other
counties have been returned.
Today (Saturday) is the wedding anni
versary of Govornof Steele.
Council bill No. 7 cptnl bill) l still in
the hands of the governor.
The Kopublioan Territorial Convention Ad
journs Without a Nomination.
5pyAl (lldpntoh te Uw IMltr Katfta.
CIUTHHIB, Ok., Oct, 11. The Republican
Territorial convention met at Guthrie this
morning, mid was called to order by II. I.
Clark, chairman of the Territorial central
A large crowd was present towitnoss the
W. II. Merton, of Guthrie, wni mndu
temporary chairman, ami Robert A. Low
rie. temporary secretary.
The temporary organization waa mado
It was soon apparent that Oklahoma nnd
Kingfisher desired an adjournment, and
parliamentary tactics were employed to the
best advantage to secure tho desired eirfl
Ledre Guthrie, Sawyer. McCIoud, Prouty,
Grant, Leach and McNeal distinguished
themselves in the purhaineiitary battle
that followed, while Morten, as chairman,
was in hfo element.
The convention finally adjourned, to
meet at Guthrie, Saturday, October IB, nt
'1 o'clock p m
The reason of the desire to adjourn ia the
unsettled state of the capital qusstioii.
GCTHRlK, Ok , Oct. 11. The Republican
convention here today promised to be an
exciting affair, and a start was mads in a
three-cornered fight between Flynn of
Guthrie, Harvey of Oklahoma City, and
Admire of Kingfisher Guthrie captured
the temporary organisation and had a
majority of the convention. However,
after the committee on credentials bad re
ported, it was decided to adjourn for one
week, but it will be the first of next week,
ami it was thought best not to take any
section luttil thst is thought beat not to
take any action until that is out of the
way. and a nomination will be inude next
week without much friction
ToPRKa, Kan , Oct. 11.- Reports daring
the mooth of Septemlxr. as imiieatod by
correMpoiulent of the AxriruHnral board,
have for the most ixtrt Immmi favorable to
the maturing of corn and forage crop gen
orally. In the wnstern portion of the
staU. in many comities, the rainfall has
not been sufUrient topntths ground In
good condition for plowing. Mtill wheat
seeding has progressed utmdily. much of
the ground being prrparod by mnans of
harrows. Correspondents report an In
creased acreage sown to wheat in Kansas
this fall of Jrt per cent, making an es
ti mated winter wheat area for MCI of
about J,W.000 acres.
The condition of live stock is reported
good flenerully AiMlerson county reported
many fa'al caws of hog cholera. Chato
and Marion counties report bog c holers la
some localities, awl Clay report waits a
number ef hogs dying with block leg
Outside of these three counties no disease
is reported, with the exception of some
central ami wfsrtern eonmlim. Feed ts re
ported abundant for the winter. In the
central and western portions of the state
our correspondents say if the winter U not
severe the supply ot feed will be snfiietent
to carry the stook through In good snaps.
M. Monuat, Secretary.
BENSON BROUGHT BACK.
LBATaTTWOBTB, Kan,. Oct, 1L Jailer
Pickens arrived on the 9 o'clock train tat
raamlxur with his prisoner Be on, the
traspeeVd murderer of Mrs. Msetman.
Benson wm Terr cheerful until they re
ceived the moraine, papers. twm-ftve
miles out of the etty. and If was tokf Usst
a very lrfte crowd was at toe depot last
aint expecting lm u Tire tbtx. After
that he w rtcj aerrona. The Lnun
was stopped ia the freight yards h
low the depot, and Itosisoa ttk
eulekly taken aeres-i the track e the toW.
There was shoot one aeadrsd peopts at
the "pot to e hint, sod wb"n the train
was Mn to stop tn the yards the crowd
made a rusk after him. &aou boame
vary pale and nerretu. but the siior a
snred h)m that no harm was tateoded to
him. The jail was reached in salety. The
tll was thronged all the afternoon bv a
crowd of people aaxiouii to . Vb pris
oner Mettman. who 1 in jail ha Uea rrT
reatiesM since Benson' arrival. "I bops be
wiU baoK," U all be says. There tw a prob
abiiity that Henry Mectasaa, tbe son, will
be arrested swd held until toe eaaeatnn
tton. Bonson exasstnaUon will ppsfobiy
be bold next Monday.
Conor,!., Kan., Oct, 11. The Dao-
osuof this county at tfeetr
reorhm held la tkk ettr tfetar.
lbs feilowinx ticket: Cooaty sctonsey,
Hns-b Alexander; probate jeale, Daoeaei
McJCeilar. cierk of tbe dloKrlot court,
CbariM LrseCock. mscintrmdrmt of nob
is; laatrucUoo, left for central censsfebv
to til. representative, reat faftb dis
trict, Jasnee Tamer isprut entoMee.
; Seventy eUtb district. William Tajsasaa.
breaojaskwiaoerof tbe First dfcnrla tmry
UiilTtiit A. Momsotv. lbs PoseJcr party
iissn TWt Msolved .sjoia.t the Mo
XasJey bfl! aad for retcfeiaissloa.