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VOL. XIII, NO 140.
WICHITA KANSAS, WEDNESDAY MO&NTLNG, OCTOBER 29, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 2017.
THE SIM QUESTION.
A LONG STATEMENT FIJ03I MINT
The Policy of the Present Adminis
tration Declared to be Friendly
to the Present Silver Law.
The Decline in Price Traced to the Impor"
tation of Foreign Silver and the Enor-
mous Output of American Mines.
Other News of National Interest Pro
gram of Secretary Blaine's Political
Tour Speaker Eeed Talks to the
Eepublicans of St. Paul The
Ute Indian Outbreak,
WAsniKGTOK, Oct. 28. Mr. E. 0. Leech,
director of the mint, makes the following
statement in regard to the treasury pur
chases of silver bullion and the cause of
the recent decline in the market price of
silver: "The treasury method of purchasing
silver has been criticised in shese particu
lars: First, the large purchases by the de
partment do not include all the silver
bought; second, the London price is used
as a basis of government purchase; and,
third, the bids to the government are on a
decimal system and tend to favoritism.
"In regard to the first criticism, I may
say that the government purchases silver
as it does bonds, or indeed any article re
quired in considerable quantity, by public
competition, the lowest ofTers being always
accepted, provided they do not exceed the
highest market price. For the benefit of
rmall producers, however, who would
otherwise be obliged to trade through
miidUmen, the superintendents of the
mints are authorized to purchase small
lots at a price hxed from day to day by the
director of the mint, corresponding to the
market price of silver. The purchases
average possibly a half-million ounces a
month, and are reported to tho treasury
"It is not time that tho London prices
have been used as the ba-is of silver pur
chases under the new law. During the
last administration not only was the Lon
don price the only price used in making
purchases, but the department did not pay
the equivalent of the London price, as the
records of the mint bureau will show; but
made counter offers to bidders, on tho
theory that silver was worth less in New
York than in Loudon, by tho cost of trans
portation and insurance across the
water. The present administration has
been governed in its purchases
by the New York price, and has paid at
times in excess of tho highest price at
which certificates sold in the city the same
day. Of course, thegoverunientacceptsthe
lowest bid for the sale of silver, but it does
not reject a bid for tho reason that it ex
ceeds the London prices, and if there are
no lower bids, will accept any bid within
the highest New York price. At no time
eince the passage of the new silver law
indeed, for some months before has the
treasury felt itself limited in its proceed
ings to lower prices.
"In regard to tho government quotations
being on a decimal oasis, one of our critics
is made to say: 'The suspicious and
bignificant fact in regard to the govern
ment's purchases of late is that houses
ottering large lots have been underbid by
the hundredth part of a cent. The gov
ernment Quotations are on a decimal basis,
which is a great advantage to those who
may have advanced information in regard
to the price the government is willing to
pay on a given date.
ow in regard to this.it may be said
there are new discoveries, will not be ma
terially increased by the present active
workings o the mints.
'-The new silver law has been executed
by the treasury department in the utmost
good faith, and in the bdtue friendly spirit
toward silver which characterized the
passage of tho act, and the manner of its
execution has not had the most remote
bearing upon the recent decline in price."
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
Washington. Oct. 28. The following
Kansaus were granted pensions today:
Original, navy Luke Burn , Mount Ida;
Ja es S. Armour, Elmira; John B. Hoop
Increase George M. Fetherkile, Hill
City; Thomas J7 Snoilgrass, Frankfort;
Adolphus Dimick. Eureka; Andrew Jack
son Lipe, Crown Point; Elson M. Misner,
Kingman: Thomas L Story, Wichita;
John Ford, Gilfiilan; Reuben Beard, Wal
nut Grove; William Burnett, Council
Grove; Francis Morrison, Parsons; Thorn
as McSherrj, Nickeraon; Henry N. Rush,
Collyer; Edward L. Loso. Oilerle; John
Ewing, Kelso; James B. Chitty, Alamota;
Israel Bryfogle, Jr.. Glenn; Lawrence G.
Garman, Greensburg; John Fitch, Wich
ita; David Wallace, Hoyu
Reissue George H. Barker, Iuka;
Thomas H. Chiles, Mound Vallev; Henry
Edwards, Chauute; Samuel "Sampson,
Reissue and increase James H. Bangs,
Original widows, etc. Minors of Charles
H. Ainsden, Abilene.
CHICAGO, Oct. 28. Secretary Blaine is
carrying out his announced program of
rest and quiet during his short stay in
Chicago. Today he took a little outing in
company with a party of members of the
Commercial club, visiting Fort Sheridan,
tne new army post just north of tho city.
The Lake Shore train leaving at 9:30 to
morsow morning will, it is thought, con-
vcv Mr. Blaine co South Bend, to' fill an
engagement to speak there Wednesday.
From Sooth Bend the trip to Washington,
if all arrangements are carried out, will be
without a break, and Thursday evening
will see the secretary of state at Ms official
Washington, Oct. 2S. The Indian bu
reau is in receipt of a telegram to the presi
dent from Goremor Cooper, to the effect
that bands of Ute Indians are off their
reservation in Colorado, slaughtering
game, damaging private property and
Kreatly endangering the peace. By direct
ion of the secretary of tho interior, Agent
Waugh has been directed to take prompt
steps to return the depredating bands to
their reservations. The secretary of war
has also given the necessary instructions to
the local militarv authorities.
New York, Oct. 28. A London cable
says that Stanley, upon being interviewed
on the charges in Bartellotts diaries and
"In regard to what I have written 'In
Darkest Africa' about Major Bartellott, I
have not one word to retract. What I
said then I say now, and what I say is the
truth, but only a part of the truth. The
rest have I withheld out of regard for the
family, particularly tho venerable father
of the dead man, whose brother is now
attacking me, and who mav rouse
me, to declare to tho world that
which I know, but of which he
has no conception. I know why Bartellott
lay idle at Yarnbaza eleven months instead
of carrying out instructions and advanc
ing, however slowly. I know why Bartel
lott was killed killed, I say, not murder
ed. I know why my personal effects were
sent away s that in returning I found
myself reduced to nakedness. I know, in
short, all the terrible details of what hap
pened between the day we marched for
ward, leaving the rear guard in splendid
condition, anxious to follow on, and an
other day, marching backward, we came
upon Banalya, hideous in death and dis
ease. "I knew from the start that Major Bar
tellot was a thoroughly impracticable man.
When I left him in charge of the Yambaza
camp, I told him plainly that it was onlv
in view of his rauK in the English array
that I gave :im the highest position in
stead of according it to one of the more ex
perienced omcera. I took great care, how
ever, to impress on Bartellot the import
ance of consulting these officers
whenever an emergency should arise.
This he did not do. It would
seem as if Bartellot set out
deliberately just after mv departure to
carry out some independent plan of his
own. I know what that plan was and the
officers who were with him knew also, and
thereby hangs a tale which I am not yet
prepared to tell."
"And how about the charge that you
threatened to ruin Bartellott's reputation
in the English army?"
"That statement is absolutely without
foundation, like several others."
NEWS AND NOTES OF INTEREST
AT H03IE AND ABROAD.
An Illinois Farmer Kills His Crazy
Son in Order to Save
His Own Life
Purther Particulars of the Impending Out
break Among the Sioux at the
Standing Eock Agency..
An Edwards County Bank Goes to the
Wall A Sensational Trial in Pro
gress at El Dorado Colonel
HalloweU's Meeting at
St. Paul, Minn.. Oct. 2S. Every one of
the 2,300 seats in Letts' beautiful, grand
opera house was filled tonight while others
stood wherever there was standing room,
during the Republican mass meeting at
which Speaker T. B. Reed was the chief
orator. Governor Merriam presided and
introduced as tho first speaker of the even
ing Congressman S. P. Snider. After a
song by the flambeau club of Minneapo
lis, Speaker Reed was introduced and was
given a rousing reception.
Washington, Oct. 23. Tho census bu
reau today announces tho population of
cities as follows: Inlependence, Mo., 0 375,
increase 3,22-"5; 102.57 per cent. Kansas
Csty, Mo., 182,410, increase 70,031; 137.37
per cent. St. Joe, Mo., 52,811, increase 2 ,
480; per cent 02.b4.
Chicago. Oct. 2S. A meeting of the
managers of the Southwestern Missouri
river lines, adjourned from October 1, was
liplll t. PMisiirmmi W.'i 1 1 r 'a nflino tn rri-a
St.Louis.Oct.28.-A bloody affair occurred
near Prairie DuLong, a little Illinois ham
let, fifteen miles from St. Louis yesterday.
Louis Rittenhouse, 25 years old, sot of a
wealthy farmer, has been considered in
sane, but harmless, for some time,and was
sent to the county asylum. A week ago
he was released, and declared well. Just
before midnight Sunday night he sneaked
out of his father's house.carrying a double
barreled shotgun, and went half a mile to
the farm of Louis P. Talbott, where he hid
in the hayloft. In the morning, when Tal
bott entered the barn, Rittenhouse shot at
him. The first charge slightly wounded
Talbott in the side of the head, but the
second charge entered the left side, and he
will die. Rittenhouse reloaded his gun,
and went to his father's house, where he
shot his brother in the right arm and
shoulder. He then drew a bead on his
father; but. before he could pull the trig-
held at Chairman Walker's office, to give iaza?-; nr, oeiore ne coma pun thetng
further consideration to the question oi a Ser,u.s talhev Sllth3 8&pen with,
division of competitive traffic. Contrary " bb,",S lhe 8h?nff wns notified,
Topeka. Kan., Oct. 28. Tho followinc
new Kansas corporations were chartered
by the secretary of state:
The Western Investment Realty com
pany, of Wichita: capital stock, $50,000.
Directors William C. Little, W. A. Reed,
F. A. Reed and Georgo W. Adams, all of
Smith-BuHi Irrigating Ditch company,
of St. Fran :s. Chevenne county: capital
that the government has no rule of its ' stock. $5 two. Directors Jacob Buck,
own, nnd bidders uso whatever scale suits ' Charles Johnson, William Bender and
th'ln best. Any person who has silver I Jnmes A. Fackler, all of St. Francis,
may offer it at any prico ho sees fit. If! The Riddle Evans Drug company, of
one house happens to bid a decimal lower ' Galena, Cherokee county; capital stock,
than another, is the government to decline $3,000. Directors John C. Riddle, Oliver
1.1 .i lower bid because of the riecimnl? Tim C. Dean and E. St. Geore Noble, of
id"a of tho seller having advance informa- I Galena; Wilhoma Sharp, of Jefferson City,
tion as to the price to tho government is Mo., and Newton Evans, of Kansas
ridiculous and impossible. The offers , City, Mo.
for tho sale of silver are all made The First Baptist church of Rosednle.
by telegraph within a few minutes of 1 Trustees J. A. Green, John A. Hampson,
o'clock, and the treasury has no idea nf ' Prima B. Baker. John E. McEvan and
to general expectation, it was a harmoni
ous meeting, and resulted in an extension
of the time originally allotted for
the experiment. It was unanimously
resolved to extend the time one
month, making December 1 the earliest
date on which notice of withdrawal can be
given, thus making the agreement binding
on all roads until December 31. While it
is admitted that the arrangements . for a
division of traffic have not proved emi
nently satisfactory tnus far, it seems that
all the roads interested, have faith in the
experiment, to give it further trial. No
attempt was made to agree upon a basis of
percentages to govern a division of the bus
iness, that matter being left to the board
of chairmen as heretofore.
During the discussion of the rate situa
tion, as affected by the order of the inter
state commerce commission, concermn
shipments of hogs and packing-house
and placed the unconscious man under ar
rest. He cannot recover.
Dublin, Oct. 28. Mr. Balfour received
an ovation on landing in Achill. He said
ho was glad to meet, the people and ex
pressed sorrow for tho failure of their po
tatoes, which he knew would cause much
suffering. He Wa3 glad he had been able
to sanction the construction of a railway
within seven miles of the island, -which, he
said, would give them employment. He
promised to finish a bridge between two
paints of the island and to defray the ex
penses out of his own pocket. The peasants
cheered him and expressed their gratitude.
On the route back to Westport. a
triumphal arch was erected atilulssny
and Mr. Balfour was cheered by knots of
people at various points. One of tho local
priests at Newport said that Mr. Balfour
was the greatest benefactor Ireland had
ever had, and they looked to him to bring
peace and prosperity to the country. At
Westport Mr. Balfour received a deputa
tion of Irishmen citizens headed D a
priest, who drew his attention
to the coming period of distress.
Mr. Balfour conferred at length with them
as to the best method of providing relief,
which, he admitted would be necessary.
The priests said that the system of afford
ing relief adopted on former similar occa
sions had a demoralizing tendency and
suggested that tho people be employed in
the construction of light railway and
other works, but not unless such works
were likely to prove greatly to the benefit
of the district. Mr. Balfour expressed his
concurrence in this view.
THE UPPERMOST QUESTION IX TIL
TERRITORY AT PRESENT.
SITTING BULL. '
The Famous Sioux Chieftain Trying
Bring About an Uprising.
w liat it will pay until all of the offers are ! ueorgc it. lioyu, an oi itoseuaie.
opened, its acceptances being governed en- St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal church,
tirely by the offers. These offers are en- f Kansas City. Trustees W m. H Smith,
teivd in a book, and the book is then taken I KHza L Camp, John D. Cruise, Wm. B.
to the secretary of the treasury, ami vnc.h I Dorward. Frederick G. lougue, Harry A.
offer is ixismxl on separntcly, and the bid
uers n.tineu iy telegram ot the accept
ance or rejection of their bids. Tho whole
business does not occupy fifteen minutes.
'The uniform practice, as the records,
which are open to public inspection, will
show, s to accept t he lowest bids, the only
question for the director and the secretary
to determine being how much they will
buy on a given da, and how favorable it
i-, compared with the market price.
'If there can lie am fairer method de
ied for purchasing silver, than by public
competition, it would be difficult to con
ceive of such a method. It is the method
wlu'ili has been pursued by the treasury
under all administration sine li?7S.
"In regard to the recent devhne in tho
price of Mlv.r. tho causes whirn have op
erated to produce it are so apparent that
thej need only be stated that iht'ir full
fonv may be measured. In the first place,
the visible stock of silver in New York has
nr, sensibly decreased, notwithstanding
the purchase by the government of 12.276,
47s. ounces of si'lver since August 13. This
l.ugc and umiimii:ihed stock is a stand
in menace t t he price of silver and 1ms of
itself been sufficient to shake public confi
dence in silver. If tho largo western '
n. fineries had allowed their product to take
its usual course, that is, offered it for sale
1 1 the government at current prices, and
sold the remainder abroad, this stock
would not have accumulated; but in the
1' vpes of realizing a large profit, they held
tliur silver for months prior to the pass
r of ttie new law, or deposited it in New
York for certificates, and the result has
1 r-n the accumulation of a visible stock
of such magnitude as to depreciate the
The usual demand for tho export of
Si vcr has almost entirely ceased. Not
only is this the cae. but larce tiiiantities
t'f foreign silxer have been shipped to the
1 nited States. These facts, of themselves,
lire sufficient to account for tho decliuo
which has taken place.
"It is well known that we are in the
midst of the most active mining season,
t rdoubtedly the production of silver has
I ecu stimulated by tin passage of
tMo new silver law. I have just re
turned from a visit to the larce silver
nanes in the wast, aud I know from per
gonal observation that mines are producing
lirgn quantities of silver today wlnca
v re shutdown when the price 6f silver
and lead reached a wry low fiura But
it must be remembered that we are ap
proi linn; a iMnod of inter months when
lii.uiug is not active, and, moreover, that
the present activity in working mines
naturally result in more rapidlv exhaust
ing their lodes.
"tsilver is not a product which can bo
produced like cereals or manufactured
giods, ad libitum, but when the supply
runs out in one place new finds must be
wide before additional productions can bo
"hi far as my information extends there
have boeu no new silver botmuzas discov
ered, and, aside from the discoveries of
valuable bilver load properties in Australia
1 am not awnre of any urge deposits of sil
. r which have been discovered within the
last year or two, cortninly none recently
bo that it is fair to assume that the silvor
srouuet lor any considerable period, unless
Dixon, Luther IL Wood, all
Tho Lockwood Law Book company of
Topeka: capital stock, $10,000. Directors
I). S. Pipes, C. H. Lockwood and J. G.
Freeman, all ot Topeka.
The People's Mutual Live Stock Insur
ance company, of Topeka. Directors By
ron Roberts, A. B. Quiuton, R. B. Steel,
Wm. C Knox, D. I. Forebeck. Milo Noj
ton, and Anton Myers, all of Topeka.
State Bank, of Soldier, with headquar
ters at Soldier, Jackson county; capital
stock. ?s0,000. Directors K. U. ureen.
the roads were opposed to that method of
equalizing the rates, preferring to advance
tho t riff ou the products; but it was soon
apparent that such a plan could not be
carried out, owing to contracts which
some of the lines have with Missouri river
LONDOX, Oct. 28. The French political
journals are bringing their utmost pres
sure to bear upon the government in an
endeavor to induce the adoption of retalia
tory measures against the United States
for the restrictive operation of the McKin
ley bill upon French products.
The Standard in a long leader on the
subject declares that thelTreiich tariff and
the McKinley bill have plunged the civil
ized world into inevitable war, and pre
dicts that the entire Continent will retali
ate sooner or later in a way that will
convince the high protectionists of the
fatal gravity of their error.
John Burns, the socialist labor leader, is
free in his denunciation of the plan set
forth in Salvation Booth's book of reliev
ing the prevailing distress and curtailing
crime by emigration to the United States
and the British colonies.
The London and provincial Scotch and
Irish papers publish in full Erastns
Winian s speeeh on the mineral resources
of Can.ida, delivered before the British
iron and steel institute at Niagara, on Fri
day, with favorable comment.
The coroner's jury in the case of Mrs.
Hogg, who was found dead on South
Hampstead, on Friday night, has ren
dered a verdict of murder against Mrs.
Piercey, whom Mrs. Hogg was visiting on
Mr. Balfour is now in Westport. It is
reported that he was deeply impressed
with the scenes he witnessed of the gen
eral wretched nass of the peasants and the
prospect of famine.
1 ho clerical and royalist newspapers in
Paris express great delight over the recep
tion of ttie count of Paris, and regard it as
eviuence mat tne xortuues oi jt rencli roy
Pat Reilly, P. H. Reed, T. P. Rudy, David alty and of the church aro as closely allied
Francis, R. J. Tobin and Henry Schwartz, j as ever in the past, and that the
all of Soldier. Canadian French have retained, undimin-
Stadig Rock Agen-ct, N. D., Oct. 2S.
For the last four weeks Sitting Bull has
been inciting the Sioux Indians in this vi
cinity to an uprising. He enlisted the
sympathy of a large number of young
bucks by telling them the story of his
great bravery on the field of the Custer
massacre. Several hundred of them had
agreed to go on the warpath at his bidding.
The old chiefs on the Little Big Horn of
fered strenuous oojections, and one of
them gave- up the plans of tho reds to Mai.
I Mc Liughlin, the agent. Sitting Bull has
recovered from a long illness, and is
luell a disturbance without other as
sistance; but if affairs should assume a
serious phase through a general uprising
of the Sioux along the Missouri, the regu
lars at Forts Totten and Sully could be
brought into service.
THE MESSIAH LUNACY.
BlSMAUCK, N. D., Oct. 2S. Kicking
Bear, the great Sioux prophet, seems to be
responsible for most of tho trouble at
Standing Rock. He claims to hftVo visited
Heaven and returned to earth to tell the
Indians what good things are in store for
them. Major McLaughlin ordered him off
the reservatiorij and confined several other
troublesome spirits in the guard house.
The Indians have been making day and
night hideous. Kicking Bear is cunning
enough to mix Christian doctrine with his
prophetic utterances. He tells them that
they must not kill the whites, as the
Gre.it Spirit would take care of them. He
declares that the time will soon come when
the Indians will occupy the earth to the
exclusion of the whites If it were spring,
instead of fall, there would be danger of
an uprising; but it is not believed that one
will now occur. Sitting Bull is doing all
he can to prevent a disturbance.
A BROKEN BANK.
KINSLEY, Oct. 28. The Edwards County
bank closed its doors today. The bank be
come involved during the boom thiee
years ago, since which time it has not been
able to recover, though it made a most gal
lant fight. Its local deposits are not large
and, in all probability, will be adjusted in
thirty days. Its assets are in excess of its
liabilities, and the probabilities are that
it will be able to resume business in a
short time. L. B. Boies, the cashier and
general manager of the bank, is tho mem
ber of the legislature from this city, and
despite this failure, has the respect and
confidence of all our people.
THE MISSISSIPPI CONSTITUTION.
Jackson. Miss., Oct, 28 The remaining
seven sections of the bill of rights were
disposed of by the constitutional conven
tion. None of them are of interest except
the following: "No property qualification
for eligibility to office or for the right of
suffrage shall ever be required by law in
this state except as otherwise provided in
this constitution." The report of the com
mittee on general provisions was then
taken up for consideration and several sec
tions thereof adopted. Personnel of the
convention: Total number of dele
gates, 133,132 white, 1 colored. Politics
Democrats, 129; Conservative, 1; Green
back, 1; Republican, 1; National Republi
can, 1. Social .Married, 111, single. 10;
widows, 12. Nativity Born in Mississippi,
6?; Tennessee, 13, South Carolina, 12; Ala
bama. 12; Georgia, 7; North Carolina, C;
Kentucky, G; Virginia, 5; Louisiana, 2;
Missouri, 1; Texas, I; Illinois, 1; New
York, 1: Ireland, 1. Religious or demoni
uational Methodists, 38; African Metho
dist, 1: Baptists, 23, Primitive Baptists, 4;
Hardshell Baptists. 1; Presbyterians, 21;
Cumberland Presbyterians, 7; Episco
palians, 76; Christians, 4; Protestant. 1;
Catholic, 1; friendly to all, 6; no preference,
2; liberal, 1.
UNION PACIFIC AFFAIRS.
Boston, Oct. 23. Vice President Lano
of the Union Pacific railway, was seen
today with regard to the stories with
which tho street of late has teemed, deroga
tory to tho Union Pacific, its management,
etc. With rntrard to the boycott and the
effect thereof, Mr. Lane said: "The west
bound through business is really all that
is affected and even this can suffer but
little." Mr. Lane also remarked that the
Union Pacific and Northwestern alliance
realty concerns nobody but the two roads
in interest; that what they do is their own
business. The Union Pacific people aro
not at all disturbed by the so-called boy
cott, and they find in tho causes leading
to it, and even the ill-feeling of competi
tors, an inspiration for all the recent wild
reports concerning tho road. As regards
the latest story from Chicago published
today, to the cuect that the management
was working tacitly to wreck the road,
with a view to ultimately turning it over
to the Vanderbilts, Mr. Lane says: "Tho
yarn is too absurd to deny, and its animus
is clearly apparent to any one who under
stands the present condition of affairs."
The House Spends the Entire Day in
Discussing the Color
A Motion to Strike Out the Provision for
Separate Schools for Whites and Black3
Lost by a Vote of Nine to Ten.
The Council Passo3 the Bill to Provide for
the Payment of County Indebtedness
An Inebriated Visitor Gives the
Council a Piece of Good
THE SWISS ELECTION.
Bekxk, Oct. 23. A dispatch from Frei
burg, capital of the canton of Freiburg,
seventeen miles southwest of this citv.
state that the result of the elections held
there on Sunday last was productive of
much lli-leeling between tho opposing
parties. The radicals accused the conserva
tives of winning by unfair means, one of
the charges against them being fiat they
falsified the ballots. Charges and counter
charges were made until today, when the
trouble culminated in serious conflicts.
The radicals are arming and threaten to
overturn the government. A report was
received here from Lugano, one of the
capitals of the canton of Ticino, stating
that fighting occurred today between the
troops and the disaffected liberals, and
that some blood had been shed. The fed
eral council has by a unanimous vote re
jected the anneals made bv the ultramon
tnues of Ticino against the popular vote
taken ou October .4, hist, when a majority
declared in favor of a revision of tho con
stitution of the canton.
While the Lugano Conservatives and
Liberals were celebrating with fireworks
over the result of the elections the com
mander of the federal troops ordered them
to desisu Tho people refused, they were
attacked by the troops and several were
wounded on both sides. The commander
is blamed for excess of zeal.
CIRCUS TRAIN WRECKED.
MACON, Ga., Oct. 2. Barnum's circus
train, in five sections, left Macon this
morning at 6 o'clock for Athens, oyer the
Covington and Macon road. Five miles
from Monticello the trainmen lost control
of the third section on a long down grade,
and it dashed into the rear of the second
section, on the end of which was the cooks'
car, preceded bv a car containing horses.
a man nameu iveiiv, oi ivaiamazoo, .uich.,
in th evir. was Killed, and nnnihar man
in the air, was Killed, and another man,
name unknown, was badly hurt. Eight
horses in the forward car were killed. The
two engines pulling the third section were
derailed and badly damaged, as were six
or eight cars following The fireman of
the first engine, Lewis Glenn, was instant
FIGHTING THE LAW.
Mason Crrr. la, OcL 2S Under in
structions of Judge Ruddick the grand
jury lrnve returned two indictments for
selling intoxicants A wholesale bre wing
firm send word for is agents to continue
business and thoy will boud themselves to
aoiena m case of lurther litigation
lshed, their royalty to both. The
publican press regards the speeches and
incidents of the reception as showing that
the count is seeking to bolster his preten
sions in the old world by gaining sympa
thy in the new, and that the plain and dis
passionate utterauces of the young Duke
of Orleans indicate that a return to roval
rule would mean also a return to priastly
The Russian police are showing more
than usual activity in hunting down nihl
ists, and arrests are being made by whole
sale nt St Petersburg, Warsam and
Odessa. In Odessa, most of the victims are
Jews, and if no other evidence can be
found against them, they are deported to
Siberia on the charge of violating the laws
directed against the race. The police
claim to have discovered an enormous
conspiracy, involviug at the same time a
reolutionary propaganda and the forgery
by millions of the paper money of the em
pire. THEO'SHEA DIVORCE.
LOKPOX, Oct. 25. The Conservatives do
not conceal the exultation with which thev
look forward to the O'Shea divorce triaf,
and openly proclaim their belief that the
effect of the trial upon Mr. Parnell will be
similar to that of the famous scandal in
which Sir Charles Dilke was involved, aud
which drove the latter out ot public life.
Mr. Parnell's friends on the other band,
assert that he has a full answer to every
charge, and that at the most, nothing
more than indicretion can be proven.
Captain O Shea states that he will push
the case with energy, as he means to prove
to the world the falsity of the allegations
that he has been acting without just cnue
and with a malicious purpose to asperse
PlXTSBCr.G, Pa., Oct. SS. The Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers are still in
session, and expect to conclude their
business in a few days. This morning
George R. Dority, ot division No. 51.
Charleston, iln-s., was re-elected grand
chaplain, aud R. M. Clarke, of Denver
division No. 1S6, was elected grand guide.
The place for holding the next convention
was the subject for considerable debate.
At the final vote for locution it wa an
nounced that Atlanta was the choice of
the convention for the next international
meeting. The time of meeting b still be
fore the convention, but it bs arrived at
snch,a state as to warrant the xnoonnce
maat that Mny 15, fc-Jri, will be decided
A SENSATIONAL CASE. '
EL Dorado, Kan., Oct. 2S. A very sen
sational case is being tried here today. It
is the case of the state against Dr. E. B.
Emory and E. L. Peckham. of Winfield.
for procuring an abortion, and causing the
death of Miss Alpha Ellis, of Sedan. The
case is here on a change of venue from
Cowley county, and the best legal talent
in southern Kansas is m attendanc. J.
D. McBryau aud J. V. Beckham, of Sedan,
aud C. L. Swarts, of Winfield. are for the
state. Judge W. S. Webb, of Parsons; W.
E. Stanley, of Wichita: William Duncan,
of Indepehdence; Peckham & Henderson,
of Winfield, and George Gardiner, of 1
Dorado, are conducting the defense.
HALLOWELL AT SEDGWICK.
aprcial dipatch to the Dally Eacle.
bKDGWiCK, Kan., Oct 2S Col. J. R,
Hallowell addressed one of the largest and
most enthusiastic audiences in this city
tonight that ever assembled in Harvey
county. A great many were unable to
obtain even standing room. The colonel
was greeted with round after round of ap
plause upon his entering the opera house,
and the most intense enthusiasm pre
vailed throughout the meeting. He held
the vast crowd as if by magic for fully two
and a half hours, and even then the people
had not gotten enough. He was followed
by Senator Chester L Long of Medicine
Lodge, in a very neat and pointed speech, i
The opera houe was beautifnlly decorated
with flags and bunting. Sedgwick is all
A SHE SHOUTER.
Special Dispatch to the DaJlr EAfte.
Marion. Kan.. Oct 2S. Mrs. Lease, the
calamity peeler of the disgruntled squeal
ers, in a tir-de of abuse of IngalLs and
Hallowell, last night at this place, suc
ceeded in firing up nobody and di-gnsting
not a few. It was tne general opinion that
the woman is mentally off. or that she has
been hired to say what no responsible ttuti
would dare to say.
A. O. U. W.
HUTCnixsO?, Kan., Oct. SS. The twenty-second
anniversary meeting of the A.
u. L . n ., of Kansas, was new here today.
Delegations were in attendance from all
parts of the state. The following officers
were elected for the ensuing year: J. A.
Re. Hutchinson, president; Thomas B.
Allen, Hays City, rice president; W. N.
Wallace, "Kingman, secretary and treas
urer. A. W. McKianey and F. M. Cbap
kUH, members of the executive commit
tee. The next place of meeting will be
KILLED BY NURSES.
MUXCIE, Ind.. Oct. 2S. T. J. Blount's
death in the Richmond insane hospital
has resulted in a sensational disclosure.
For several years Mr. Blount was a prom
inent attorney oi this city. Out for the past
year he has been demented. He was com
mitted to the hospital for treatmeut Sep
tember iJ last. He had been in the insti
tution but one week when he died.
lu the hospital at the same time was
James Hannon, who slept only a few feet
from Blount. Hannon says under oath
that the night of September 28 four of the
guards, in trying to kep Blount from in
cessantly talking, choked him nnd brutally
kicked him in the side, inflicting injuries
which caused his death.
Yesterday the body of Blount was rr-
humed and an autopsy held which de
veloped the fact that several ribs were
broken some of them in two plnces. War
rants have been issued for the arrest of the
guards aud the assistant superintendent.
LOVE AND DEATH.
PlTTSBUKO, Oct. 23. Professor Charles
W. Fleming, a music teacher of this city,
and Miss Blanche Lynn, of Williamsport,
Pa., were married on Thursday, Oct. 16, in
the presence of the girl's father's corpse.
The couple had been engaged some time
and were to be married in Decern ber. A
few days before the ceremony Fleming
was summoned from Philadelphia, where
he had gone on business, by a telegram,
stating Judge Lynn, his intended bride's
fathor, was dying at Williamsport.
He arrived too late to be married before
the judge's death, but the latter exacted a
promise that the marriage should be per
formed on the oay of his funeral before
his coffin. This program was carried out,
the same minister conducting the marriage
and funeral services. Mrs. Fleming is still
at Williamsport, but her husband is at
tending to his duties in Pittsburg.
A FORGED LETTER.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct 23. A telegram re
ceived from Owensboro, Ky., states that,
in the course of a speech there, Senator
Carlisle read a copy of a letter purporting
to be from L. F. Livingston, president of
the Georgia State Alliance, to John Liv
ingston, president of t e New York State
Alliance, in which the Georgian is ma eto
favor the Lodge election bill. L. F. Liv
ingston is the Democratic nominee for
congress in this (Fifth) district. As soon
as the telegram was shown to him he tele
graphed Senator Carlisle as follows: "Hon.
J G. Carlisle, Owensboro, Ky. The letter
of John Livingston that you have read, as
being signed by myself, is an infamous
and an outrageous forgery, and as such I
Drand it. J I-. Livingston."
Chicago, Oct. 23. No conclusion was
reached by the live stock committee of the
western roads at the meeting today, in re
lation to equalizing rates on live hogs and
packing-house products. After a discus
sion of the matter, it was decided that a
general meeting of the western f ret? kt.
sociation should be called for October 9i,
to consider the matter. It is understood
the Alton has given notice of its intention
to reduce the rate on live hogs to 13 cent,
from the pretent rate of 23 cents. The for
mer u the present rate on packing-hoae
products. The proposed equalization is in
accordance with a decision of the inter
state commerce commission.
Chicago. Oct. 2& Every steam-fitting
establishment in Chicago is idle today, all
the union men and i5 per cent of the non
union men being oat on a striKe, Joan
Morgan, president of the steamStter's as
sociation, said today, in regard to the ta
atvon: "We have made every effort con
ceivable to bring about a meeting between
the union and the master's association, oar
employer?, but have been totally disre
garded. ?e soat three otSciai letters act
ing perniivtioc to rbitnue the questtoa ot
onr differences, but haTt. receiTcd no re
ATCSKfle. Kaa., Oct. 25. Hearv C.
Patcherv the oldest prtssar in AieniQ
and well known ttriwegJNMt the MfenOttri
valley, died here today el concessioner the
Special DtspAtch to the Dally EacUv.
GUTHKrE. Ok., Oct. 2S. Chief Justice
Green has adjourned court until ov. 10.
He was obliged to go to Illinois on legal
business. He will bring his daughter, Miss
1 Daisy, back with him.
L'he bar of the Tenth judicial distr'ctof
Oklahoma paid him a high tribute in an
Judge Green has won golden opinions
The time of the morning session of
the council was consumed hi the discussion
of the bill providing for the issuance of
county wBrratiLs in payment of county in
debtedness, in committee of the whole.
The different sections were very fully
discussed and the formation process was a
slow and tedious one. not to say dry.
It comes to the relief of the county com
missioners by allowing them to issue war
rants for county indebtedness, excepting
The payment of warrants must be in the
order of their issuance, and they are to
bear interest at the rate of 6 per cent upon
failure to pay after presentation, for waut
It requires a publication notico to he
inserted for two weeks in a paper in the
county, when t e amount ou hand equals
$1,000, uaming tho warrants that will be
This provision, for publication in a pa
per, was the ground for some opposition.
In the midst of the discussion of the point
an intoxicated person entered the cham
ber, and seating himself at the reporters
desk, directly exclaimed: "Oh, get down
to business. Damn the papers! Damn
the papers! Get down to business."
He retreated to n seat outside tho rail
ing, where he remained but a short time,
when auother outburst called upon him
tho wrath of tho scrgeant-at-arnis, who
promptly threw him out of the door.
The chair suggested that ho must have
thought the councilors wore discussing
the liquor question.
The bill providing for tho issuance of
county warrants was passed.
Most of the afternoon was occupied in
considering tho 'probate court bill, which
will come up the first thing in the morning.
The clouds in the legislative sky doubt
less interfered with the attendance of
many of tho members, as only fourteen
Speaker Pro Tern Jones beamed upon
the house with his open countenance.
After the prayer by the chaplain nnd the
reading of the journal, the house settled
down to the business of the day.
A messnge was received from the coun
cil returning houso bill No. 40 (Kingfi-her
capital bill;, with amendments, ami house
concurrent resolution No. 8, stopping the
issuing of aid until January 1, 1SS1, except
in cases of special necessity.
The houe then, in committee of the
whole, with Mr. Merten in the chair, pro
ceeded with tho consideration of article 13
of the school bill, relating to sonarate
Mr. Currin, the colored member from
Kinghsher. spoke at length in favor of
mixed schools. He said: 'The colored
man twenty-four years ago had neither
wealth nor education; he was without
anything but his color. Today he shows
himself worthy of any position that is
given him. He has proved himself a
worthy citizen and a worthy soldier He
is ready to pay his nronortion of the taxM
and is obedient to law. The argument,
that some of the people object to mixed
schools has no weight."
Mr Talbot These gentlemen who apeak
so warmly in defense of the system of
mixed schools would not permit the colored
man to eat at their tables, or pormit them
to mingle socially -with them.
Mr. Jones Will the gentleman permit a
Mr. Jones Have the colored children
souls to save are they entitled to a plaeo
Mr. Talbot Yes. I want to ee them
there, but not mixed. Let us not bring
condemnation and curse upon our rata by
encouraging miscegenation, by mixed
schools. It has been wild that this article
is unconstitutional It has been trted in
other states, and carried out to the letter,
successfully. In Kaunas they say there is
a lame place in the school law. I represent
as intelligent a county as there in in this
territory, and I am surprised to h'sir the
statements of my colleagues. That they
should presume to defy tne wishes of their
constituency, is a mystery to me I ven
ture to say that there is not one nt of a
hundred of the citizens of Canadian
county that is in favor of mixed school-..
Mr. Wjmberly The gentleman has
spoken of the intelligence of Canadian
county. I admit it. He say that the
people of Canadian county are UBeompro
raiMngly in favor of separate school.
Why was it that althouzh the acnUrmnn
was elected on a plank protecting agait
mixed school. I wm elected on a platform,
one of whose planks expressly stated: M We
are unqualifiedly in far or of mixed
schools. The Fame spirit that oaav-d
Fort aumpter to b fired noon and iaang
erated the blooiiest dril war of history h
potent today in tne opposittes to mixed
schools. Mr. Brace, who gnidt.&td at
the Kansas state uRivenuty, w an example
of what tb colored man may do if joa
give him the opportunity.
3Ir. (lark There is oae charge that i
commonly made on this floor with lm
pnaity "Yon are prejudiced. " I cbim
prejudiced. I was bom ia Nw York, and
was an alxdiUobirt I was an abolitionist
when I went into toe war. I aai aufled
with the rasait of th war. bat I am rm
in faTor of tlrratlr.g the Mack. at the ex
pense of the whites. The gentleman from
Oklahoma asks if there will be agroi la
heaven. The nnson to irreterairt.
Mr. Jones Will the gentleman an?rr
a qaesiioa It the geaUemna can't .
a few of them on carta, wfeat will k d
with tho myriad in kmttrnuf
Mr Dante I object to Uh wor I
"bTeo" hang ned in iM hom.
M t. Clark 1 do not qoettton te wfcM i
of Ue Creator n the creftikm at lh d;;.'
el raet bat I do ot tttUrve tn .
qmusty. rv iwte i cam from an Air.- .
h aluMxt a SKWttnwttr. SfcoMld mm
down Ue street the gasria wtdd be at k
Be, i taaaK trf i bax t M pmttj
Mr. Citrrte Ujw what jrtatferai vwt
Mx. darkSteal riahU to a!f sea.
Mr. Campbell Is that tho gist of yout
.Mr. Clark Yes, sir.
Mr. Campbell This article seems to be
ue no one wishes to father.
Mr. Adair There baa been much said
mi the question. I am here to tell yon thu
is bill provides for the education of tho
legrorace. Ninetv-nine hundredths of tho
Republicans of Cleveland county want
separate schools. This is true of most of
- ae gentlemen ou the floor. They advocate
nixed schools because they wish to control
.nenogrovotentthe polls. Thegentlemau
from Canadian says it would bo a burdeu
ome tax upon tho negro. I wish to say
that in my experience Thin- fonnd that
uot one neero in ten pays anything but a
poll tux. The negro today in the south is
only there to till the cotton field. Thoy
have risen but little in the social scal
-inco the war The negroes of the south
do not ask to marry the white people.
They care nothing about education. AVo
are here bordortug on Kansas, where they
have mixed schools. Eight out of nine of
Loam's delegates are from Kansas; hciico
they favor the system. I am proud of my
met. the Caucasian rac) tho grandest
race on tho face of the earth. I object just
as much to huring my child educated with
the Indian us with tho negro.
Mr. Daniels Thee personalities runsft
undoubtedly bo offensive to some of tho
Mr. Currin Is it right to establish sen
arato schools? I am hero to represent tho
human family when human rights are as
sailed. No colored man 1ms ever attempted
tr force himself upon the society of tho
members of this house. Give us mixed
or separate schools. We colored pooplo
wish no middle position taken,
Mr. Neal proposed to amend article- VS.
Mr Currin objected to Mr.Neal's position.
Mr. Neal--I think the white race is tho
grandest race on God's footstool.
Mr. Ten-ill Will the gentleman tell ns
where God's footstool is?
Mr. Neal The gentleman is a little too
ignorant to know. I have hud considerable
experience with schools attended by whlto
and Indian chiUren, and have always
found that the whites were kept back.
Mr. Terrill I wish to be enlightened.
Thoy have talked about' God's footstool
and heaven, ami wabbled all around, anil
have got me thoroughly mixed. They talk
to me about the sii-pe-rl-or-lty of the An-glo-Snx-on
race, auu they do not tell us
why they are so. Tho commingling of
races has produced the Anglo-Saxon race,
Tho commingling of the races always pro
duces the bo-t results. The majority of
my people ate prejudiced, and demand
separate schools. I am a hired man and
expect to do the bidding of my people.
Mr. Currin We have fourteen Republi
can members of this hottc, aud whatever
we (the colored people) expect must boat
their bauds. The gentlumnn cries out
equal rights to all nien, and thon, in tho
same breath, wiys he votas for separate
schools. The People's party say: "Wo
cannot vote for mixed schools; we am
young." The Democratic pnrtv hates tho
niggir. We must go to tho Itepublicuu
party. I waut to see how every person.
An informal ballot was taken on Mr.
Curriu's motion to strike out section VJO,
which was lost 10 to.'
Thu committee then arose, reported
progress and asked that thoy bo permitted
sit at 2 p. m.,
Mr. Smith stated that he had paired
with Mr. Matthews on the color line.
Mr. Tcrrill I object to Mr. Matthews
Mr. Matthews was ecuod.
Mr. Currin moved that Mr. Smith bo ox
cucd from pairing.
Mr. Daniels This is outrageous that
this house should do anything in any
way to causo a gentleman to break hu
word. . . . . . .
Mr. Smith I wish to do what is right,
but do not intend to las held to this en
gagomout for six weeks.
The Democratic central committee was
granted tho use of ropresoutatlvu hall for
At the afternoon session eighteen mem
bers wore present.
Tho house proceeded with tho consider
ation of thu school bill in committee of
Messrs. Noal and Trltt offered amend
ments which wore rejected.
Section ISO was rejected; but tho voto
Mr. Daniels odered a substitute for ar
Mr. Peery opposed the substitute, llo
was willing to compare the Missouri
school system with Unit of any other statu.
Mr. Campbell Tuxhh owns an immensn
tract of laud for school purposes. Texas
sends a largur proportion of its children to
school than Kummi.
Mr. Jonas Where wore the southern
children sunt before th war to bo edu
cated? Mr Peery To southern schools.
Mr. Wiinberly Wlwt jwr eant of tho
people of the south were educated before
Mr. Peery As many as in the north.
You of the north with nil your boasting,
disdain to associate with the uflgro.
A voice Have you heard from Ingalln'
Mr. Jones So it is not cowardly to auk
if the colored man who has been in bond
age for 3W years equals the whit man.
Mr. Terril I ooject to a Democrat
quoting a man whom be does not Indorse,
l don't txdieve anything Iugalls says.
Mr Peery If you elevate the colored
race It will be at th expn-n; of the whlti
Mr Currin I am aurprixl that tan
gntlotnan should compare Mlsr,uri with
the northern states from tbs educational
Mr Neal Yesterday I opposed the substitute-
but. as this is only for two yean,
ami If found undesirable it can be rejected
at that time, if the amendment U made to
read, "at tha option of the county," I will
Mr Trosper We should get this matter
as near the peopU as po4tbfa.
Mr. Daniels' snb-tttute was carried.
The committee arose and asked tear to
The evenlafr vjlon broke up in a row.
The hote mot to eonsbta the sohool
Mil, bat an attempt wax m4 to MMpeaU
the role and ltr4tK thr bouse bin lo
cating the capital at Kiftir&ihrT. Tho
Guthrie men fliibttstered thi bn. Oso
of the eoNcili-n favorabi to Kingfiober
occupied a Mat near out of the uwnber
Mr. jVrrill, of I'ajra. reqannted that tho
cooaolioan . removed from tfan floor of
the hottv The speaker decJuted U rdor
it dot, and Mr Tnrrtil ttarWl to lear
tht room. The speaker ordered the- door
kepr to lock the tlor. Terrill paused
the door ope and left
The km adjourned amid tho yells of
The excitement was zzttA. AH are Terr
sensitive oa the capital qurstloe, ami (
will protwWy com up th first thing li
The Oklahoma leglsiatnre drs not lu
ted to b oetdose by OBrewu The j holt
aCair was a hippodrome.
WAJWCJCTOff. 0t. lCPiatmaater p-pote4-d
Ofc.fctfe Bertie L. Martin, Elm, Ok
L AX8J3JM. CiL. Oct. 21 Tha
atJorttl crveuen of train no UxUr re-
: - tmi il T. SUUrty teoosd rit g-d
ur Gsn Newoas. Mfoovia. Mow
. .. wm iaA third rtee ! ttUMArt-
,, a for fdcrUo aad a Mtpm
, m -tort-vi by ropramlUrc el eJ
gaauMttofcs te Chicago la Jxma. Ur.
mataMMy apprtrred. mm4 reprr--
tAUrei to tike toot me? of tli itiprenvt
cnnnmI!, of C. K. Wfc)ua
;wad iaater. V Tl. MorrWy. fiot rleo
a id auM4C jm! W. H. StieAas. Brand
lcrctsxy and ueaursr, wws dcctcJ.