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VOL. XIII, NO 148.
WICHITA XANSAS, FRIDAY MOMJlNG.NO 7EMBEE, 7, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 2025.
POLITICAL POINTS OF INTEREST
FROM VARIOUS STATES,
Cliauncey M. Depew's Views as to
the Causes of the Late Dem
ocratic Tidal Wave.
Senator Quay's Advice to His Republican
Brethren McKinley Satisfied with
the Result of His Heroic Tight
New York's State Legislature in Control
of the Democrats Uebreska Elects a
Democrtic Governor and Two Al
liance Congressmen General
Palmer to Succeed Sena
tor Parwell Notes,
New York. Nov. 6. Mr. Chaunce M.
Depew was -een by a reporter last night,
and asked what he thought of the Demo
cratic tidal wave.
"It is the McKinley law," said. Mr. De
ppw; "Not the legitimate results of the
McKinley law, but the effects of its going
into operation only thirty days before the
election effects which ought to have been
foreseen. I am not surprised that we are
to have a Democratic house of representa
tives. Some weeks ago I made up my
mind that the Democrats would carry the
lower house of congress, though I did not
expect so great a majority as this. I'll tell
you what made me think so. It was the
way the McKinley bill was made use of all
over the country. Prices have been going
up, or going to go up, because of the Mc
Kinley bill, and generally on articles which
were not affected by that measure. In
other words, tradesmen of all kinds
Republicans as well as Demo
cratshave made the McKinley
bill an excuse for advancing their prices,
or threatening to do .ho. The result js that
people will not stand these higher prices,
or are mad at it, and turned on the party
that passed the bills. The farmers have
been heard from. They come into the
country towns to buy something, and are
told by the storekeeper that the McKinley
tariff is raising t ho price of everything,
and they had better buy at once. It is
needless to nay that they don't like it.
"A great deal of the tidal wave of
Democracv is the result of the disap
pointed office-seekers. Many of these en
erprising gentlemen had a knife up their
hleoves, and yesterday they let the admin
istration feel it. The Republicans, how
ever, while willing to gratify their teclings
thus in an off year, will not sacrifice the
presidency: and there will be no such
dancer to be feared two vea.s hence."
"Do you not think that the election was
f condemnation of Reed aud the force
"Not at all," said Mr. Depew. "Speaker
Reed has tho entire confidence of his own
"What was the matter in Pennsylvania
"Tho Democratic victory in Pennsyl
vania," said Mr. Dopey, "records a con
dumuatlex. of machine politics. As to
Massachusetts the cause of the Demo
cratic victory is very different. Massa
i husctts has been getting more and more
Democratic for twenty years past, and
steadily drifting away from its old Republi
can average. The Yankee boys have been
leaving their farms and going west, and
immigrants have been taking their places.
The foreign vote in Massachusetts, which
has been increasing so enormously of late
years, is almost altogether Democratic"
"And how is Mr. Blaine affected as to
"If at all, Mr. Blaine's chances aro
affected favorably by the election of yes
terdav. There nia-v also be a recast inc of
presidential chances in the Democratic
parly as a result of the election; but time
', ill show best."
PiTTSBflu;, Pa., Nov. 6. Senator Quay
passed through the city last night, enroute
to Florida, to rest and refresh himself by
fishing for tarpon In reply to the query.
"To what, do you attribute the result of
Ihe election?" ho sdd: "To a lack of
votes," as u sly smile wreathed his lips.
"Do you cafe,"" said the reporter, "to
express any opinion on the situation'"
"It looks to me," said he, "as though the
be-t thing to do just now is to saw wood.
It looks from the returns as though tho
farmers and laboring men had dono the
business for us in this state."
Canton, O., Nov. 6. Major McKinley
laid this afternoon to an Associated Press
reporter that, while conceding his prob
able defeat by a small majority, he is
greatly Satisfied with the result. He said
the issue was between a protective tariff
and a tariff for revenue only, clear and
d'stinct, n-i nothing else entered into tho
canvass. His bill was the center of as
sault. The result he regarded as a signal
ictory. A Democratic majority of over
2XtO in this district last year was reduced
to about 200 this year. He carried his own
ward and the city nud county by large ma
jorities, showing unprecedented gains.
New YoitK, Nov. 0. The Associated
Press reports show the elt-ction of sixty
eight Democratic assemblymen in New
York state and sixty Republicans. As the
Democrats have thirteen senators, against
nineteen Republicans, the formerwill thus
Lave on joint ballot eighty-one votes,
agiinst tho latter's seventy-nine, which
insures the election of a Democratic suc
ee ssor to Senator Evarts.
Elmira, N. Y., Nov. 6. H.H. Rockwell,
Democrat, is elected to congress from the
Twenty-eighth district by less than 100
plurality. The latest returns make this
s'lowiug although the Republicans still
mini oyes elected by a very small plu
St. PAUL. Minn , Nov. 6. The latest
ficures from the Fifth congressional dis
trict indicite the possible election of Hal-M-rsou,
Alliance, over Comstock, Republi
can, and Whitman, Democrat.
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 6. Returns
from sixty-six counties give Merriam. Re
publican, for governor T'.OP; Wilson,
Democrat, 70,243, and Owen. Alliance. 4S,
M, a plurality of 3.2S4 for Merriam. Har
ris, Democrat, has 1.757 plurality over
Dunnel. Republicm, in the Fust district.
O M. Hall. Democrat, h:is a safe majority
oyer D. S. Hall, Republican, in the Third
Chicago. Nov. 6. The Tribune, Repub
lican, finds the result in the state legisla
ture to be hs follows:
Senate Republicans, 27; Democrats, 24
House Republicans, 75; Democrats, 76;
F. M. B. A., -.
Joint assembly Republicans. 102- Dem
ocrats, 100; F. M. B. A.. 2. '
This would make a tie vote on joint bal
lot, if the Farmers' Alliance men should
ote with the Democrats, or give a major
ity of four should they vote with the Re
p'tblicnns. Chicago, Nov. 6. Chairman Jones of
tbn Republican state central committee,
according to the Daily News, concedes the
It gisUture to tho Democrats, but claims
the election of the Republican state ticket
by majorities ranging from 6,000 to 8,000.
Chicago. Nov- 6. The Democratic state
central committee says the legislature on
joint assembly will stand 101 Republicans,
101 Democrats, and two Farmers' Alliance
One of the Alliance men has said that he
will affiliate with the Democrats on all
partv measures, but will not vote for Gen.
Palmer for United States senator. The
Democrats hope to gain another represen
tative in Hardin county, where the returns
are yet incomplete. This would give Gen.
Palmer a majority of one on joint ballot.
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 6. An evening paper
gives the following figures up to 3 p. m.
today. Out of sixty counties the vote for
governor stands as follows: Boyd, (Demo
crat) 59,793. Richards, (Republican) 49,151,
Powers, (Alliance) 50,352. This leaves
twenty-nine counties. Estimating the
counties not fully counted would make
Boyd's plurality about 5,500. Returns jzive
Br-an, Democratic candidate, majority for
J' irst congressional or U.WJU over uonneu.
Republican. McKeighan, Democrat and
Alliance candidate in Second district, so
far as the vote is received by counties, has
a ma?ority over Harlan, Republican, of
7,790. The Third district returns show so
far as completed by counties Tnompsons,
Democrat, 13 0G4: Dorsey, Republican,
18,192; Heim. 23,033. giving Heim, Alliauce
candidate, plurality of 4,491. Sixty coun
ties heard from compiled give vote on pro
hibition as follows: For, 57,500; against,
LlNCOLX, Nebi, Nov. 6. The official re
ports from two-thirds of the counties in
the state would indicate the election of
Powers. Alliance, for Governor by a small
Omaha. Neb.. Nov. 6. Bovd. Democrat.
is elected governor by 4,000 to 5,00' plural
it'. Most of the Republican state ticket
below the covernor is elected. The
Farmers' Alliance has the legislature,
two congressmen, and most of the county
HAliTFORD, Conn., Nov. 6. The lecisla
ture stands: Senate Republicans 8, Dem
ocrats 10. House Republicans 134. Dem
ocrats 117; Republican majority on joint
ballot 10. The legislature will have to set
tle the governorship matter. Morris, Dem
ocrat, can only have a popular majority if
the prohibition vote is thrown out; other
wise, there is no election. The proposed
rejection of the prohibition votes is ba ed
on the fact of their containing tho word
"for" on the ticket before the word "gov
ernor." The ballots, however, were print
ed according to a specimen furnished by
the secretary of state.
THE RESULT IN COLORADO.
Denvkr, Col., Nov. 6. The unofficial re
turns from the state give the following
majorities: Townsend 63S5 and Routt
2,044. The Republicans will elect the re
mainder of the state ticket with the ex
ceptions of treasurer, superintendent of
public instruction and attorney general.
The legislature on joint ballot will stand,
Republicans 49, Democrats 26, a Demo
cratic gain of fourteen. This insures the
reelection of Teller to the United States
DENVER, Col., Nov. 6. The official re
turns will be required to determine the re
sult of the election in this siate.
Toledo, O., Nov. 6. A Canton, O.,
special says: The lack of telegraph facil
ities in Holmes county prevents an exact
ascertaining of the vote in McKinley's
district. Stark county gives McKinley
700 majority, and Medina 1,400. Wayn
gives "W arwick 390 majority, and the latest
advices from Holmes uive him 1.9S0. Mc
Kinley concedes Warwick's election by
about 300, and this will ba verified, unless
the vote of tho precincts in Holmes, which
are estimated, shows unexpected gains for
St. Lotjis, Nov. G. The latest informa
tion from Arkansas is to the effect that
official returns from nine counties in the
Second district, and close estimates of the
remaining counties, give Breckinridge
about 7c0 majority. Both parties still
claim the First tlistrict. In the Fourth
district, Terry, Democrat, is elected by a
big majority, and while news from all
other districts is very meagre, it seems
safe to say that all of thorn have gone
Democratic by the usual, if not larger,
SAN Francisco., Cal., Nov. 6. Late re
turns give Markham, Republican, for gov
ernor, more than 10,000 plurality over
Pond, Democrat, and also show that the
Republicans have carried the entire state
ticket by generally smaller plurality.
There seems to be no doubt that the Re
publicans have elected five out of six con
gressmen in the state, and indications
are that the entire congressional delega
tion will be Republican.
THE NEXT CONGRESS
St. Joseph, Mo., Nor 6. The Gazette
tomorrow morning will say: "The follow
ing table based upon Tuesdav's election
nnil the late census, nnd allowing one
n.amlui nf xntinriu.a fnr xrn-t Wl fW in.
habitants, the apportionment likely to lie
adopted, shows the probable political com
plexion of the electoral college in 1S92 as
224 Democrats and 161 Republicans.
Seattle, Wash.. Nov. 6. Returns and
estimates from all the counties in the
state to tho Post-Intelligencer give Wilson.
Republican, for congress, a plurality of
6,000. Olympia for the capital, has 17,000
majority. The Republicans have thirty
one state senators and the Democrats two,
with one county a tie. The house stands
Republicans 73," Democrats 15.
GEN. PALMER WINS.
Springfield, III., Nov. 6. Gen. Palmer
this evening received a telegram from Car
thace sayinc that Edwards and Myers.two
Democrats, are shown by the official count
to have been elected to the legislature.
Gen. Palmer, on reading this dispatch,
said: "This makes 103 Democrats on joint
ballot, a majority of L"
Kankakee. Ills.. Nov. 6. Indications
now point to the election of II. W. Snow,
Democrat, as congressman from ttie Ninth
district, over L. E. Payson. Republican.
This is a big victory for the Democrats, as
ayson carried tnis district by 2.000 ma
jority in 1SSS.
Minneapolis. Minn.. Nov. 6. The Jour
nal' Fargo. N. D.. special says: Incomplete
returns indicate that the Republicans will
have sixty representatives out of ninetv
three member, the balance being divided
betweeu the Democrats and Independents.
The entire state Republican ticket elected.
CONCORD, N. H., Nov. 6. The Repub
licans concede tho election of Daniel. D.-m
ocrat, in the Second congressional district
by a plurality of 50 to 00. This gives the
Democrats the two congressmen from this
state, but both parties claim the legisla
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 6. Returns
from half the townships in the state show
an averace Democratic gain of twentv to
the township. This will have the state
Democratic by about 20,000. The Demo
crats elect eleven out of thirteen con
Helena, Mont,, Nov. 6. Returns are
comin:, in slowly from remote precincts.
The Republiciu committee claims that
Carter will have a small majority, but his
election is only conceded by 2,000 to 4,000.
The Deomcrats claim two majority m
Philadelphia, Nov. 6,Complete re
turns on the house of representatives give
the Republicans 123 members, the Demo
crats 79, and the independent Republic
ans 2. The Republicans have a majority
ot 56 on joint ballot.
San Francisco, Nov. 6. Returns from
L094 precincts in California, out of a total
of 2,193, including 167 precincts in San
Francisco, give Markham, Republican, for
governor, 82,019; Pond, Democrat, 72,929;
Markham'S plurality, 1,009.
Philadelphia, Nov. 6. The new con
gressional delegation will stand seventeen
Republicans and eleven Democrats, a
Democratic gain of four, in the present
delegation being twenty-one Republi
cans and seven Democrats.
Guthrie. Ok., Nov. 6 The returns
show that Harvey, Republican, is elected to
congress by 1,S73 majority and of a total
vote not to exceed 5,000.
AN INDIANIAN WANTS IT.
Indianapolis, Nov. 4. Mr. William D.
Bynum, who has just been elected to con
gress for the fourth term from this dis
trict, will be a cindidate for speaker of the
new house. Mr. Bynum said tonijzht to a
representative of the Associated Press: "I
am a candidate for speaker and think that
my chances of being elected are excellent.
I think so for the reason that I believe the
propriety of putting a northern and a
western man in the chair of the house will
be recognized by a majority of the Demo
cratic members and because of the politi
cal position which Indiana occupies and
the relations which the Indiana Democracy
hold to the national organization.
TO SUCCEED REED.
St. LOUIS, Nov. 6. From a reliable
source it is learned that if Mr. Mills does
not enter thp race for the speakership of
the next house of representatives, the con
test will be between Congressman Hatch,
of Missouri, and Crisp, of Georgia. Col.
Hatch has received pledge of support from
a large number of congressmen and con
gressmen elect, and bases his claim upon
ground as a representative of the south,
and especially of the great west, which
lias never had a speaker m tne chair oi tne
house of representatives. The farthest
west that any speaker has location is In
diana, which is now practically the centre
of the countrv.
A GEORGIAN IN THE FIELD.
MACON, Ga., Nov. 6. In the Daily Tel
egraph tomorrow, Congressman Jas. H.
Blount, et the Sixth congressional district,
will be announced as a condidate for
speaker of the next house of repre
sentatives. TENNESSEE HAS A CANDIDATE:
Nashville, Tenn.j Nov. 6. The Nash
ville American publishes a leadiug editor
ial urging Hon. Benton McMillan for
speaker of the next house. Mr. McMillan
is not in the city and could not be inter
viewed to learn what his intentions are.
TRUCKEE, Cal., Nov. G. A most disas
trous fire broke out here shortly after
midnight, aud as the wind was blowing a
hurricane, the flames were soon beyond
all control. The fire was started in the
rear of Stall's brewery by an incendiary. A
man was seen running away from that
place soon after the flames broke out. The
brewery and half a dozen other buildings
were soon burning, and the fire was
motentarily catching on the roofs and
porches of the houses a block distant. Tho
citizens fought the flames with great de
termination, and the fire train arrived
from Summitt and gave assistance. But
their efforts were of no avail. East Main
street was soon in a sheet of flame. Nearly
forty buildings, including the entire busi
ness portion of the town, had been de
stroyed by 2 o'clock this morning, and the
residence portion also seemed doomed. A
light snow was falling, but it had no effect
on tho flames. The wind shifted about
10:30 o'clock this morning, and the fire
which threatened to completely wipe out
the town of Truckee seemed to be under
control. All the buildings east- of Hurd's
hall will probably be saved.
A FATAL ENCOUNTER
Political Rivalry Ends in the Death of a
SEDALIA, Mo., Nov., 6. Col. Thomas B.
Price, president of the Gazette Printing
Co., of this city, owner of the Voudale
farm and one of the best and most favora
bly known men in Missouri, was shot and
mortally wounded at 5 o'clock by Judge
John P. Higgius, of the Pettis" county
court. Botli men were en route to their
homes at Houstonia. on a Missouri Pacific
train. Judge Higsins was a candidate for
renomination before the county Demo
cratic convention, and was defeated by
Col. Price. The two men were in Kansas
City on business and chanced to take
tho same train for home. Just
what led to the trouble is not known, but
the two men became encased in a quarrel
just after the train left Georgetown. Hig
gius drew a revolver and shot Price in the
abdomen. Col. Price was taken from the
train at Houstonia, where Higgins also
lives. Higgins gave himself up to the au
thorities at that place and the sheriff
this evening received a message sum
moning him to go after tho
prisoner, as fears of lynching are enter
tained. A special train has gone from here
bearing physicians and many relatives to
the home of the wounded man. Col. Price
was a very prominent man and popular
General Tom Price, who represented a
Missouri district in congress. Congress
man Price, of Louisiana, i his brother.
Mrs. Price at the time of the trasedy was
at the bedside of her husband's aged
mother, who is very ill. She has been
summoned by telegram and will be taken
to Houstonia by special train.
New York, Nov. 6. Messrs. O'Brien
and Dillion and party left this city at 3
o'clock this afternoon over the Pennsyl
vania road in a special car attached to the
Pennsylvauia limited for Philadelphia.
The p"art3" will remain in Philadelphia
until baturday.when they will return here
on their way to Boston.
the meeting a success.
PHlLADELrHLV, Pa., Nov. 6. Dillon and
O'brien. the Irish leaden, were given their
first public reception in America at the
Academy of Music this city, tonicht, a
larce and enthusiastic audience beinjr
present. The party arrived in the city I
this afternoon from New York. All of the
members of the party made addresses, the
Srincipal speeches being made by Messrs.
iillon and O'Brien, who gave vivid ac
counts of the suffering in Ireland, and de
scribed the vigorous coercive measures in
operation there. The call for pecuniary
aia ironi me tneiius ui ireiauu resuiiea in
the production by Mr. Field of a subscrip
tion list of $12,SS5.
CUT RATE TICKETS.
Chicago, Nov. 6. Chairman Finleyof
the Vetern Passeneer association, todav
authorized all lines doinc business be-;
tween Kansas City and St. Louis to meet !
the scalDers' rates by a reduction from
$7 50 to $6.50. Fully Z.'OO tickets over the J whole affair m as brief a space as po-ible,
Missouri Pacific at $6.50 were discov- &ml expresses my convictions. I am justi
ered bv him to be in possession . fled by all in "censure of th rear goard,
of scalpers at Kansas City. The j which "was rbecau f the attack made
chairman announces that today's action up-Mi the book.
would indicate bis future policy. It j With Mr. Stanlev were his wife, who
is probable that tne reduction, in the rate ,
from Kansas City tc St. Louis will lead to
a reduction from Kansas City to Chicago.
The Alton gave notice that unless the
market was cleared of cut rate tickets to
Chicago an open reduction would follow.
CHAIRMAN BUCHAN CLAIMS HE IS
A Number of Counties Yet to Hear
From but not Likely to
Change the Result.
The Legislature-elect Believed to ba Op
posed to Senator IagaHs' Return
to the Senate,
CoL Moonlight's Defeat Confirmed The
Congressional Delegation Composed
of Two Republicans and Eva
Alliance Members A
ToPEKA, Kansas, Nov. 6. Chairman
Buchan, of the Republican state central
committee, makes the following statement:
"Governor Humphrey elected by a plural
ity of upwards of five thousand votes of
counties showing a total of 257,366, as fol
lows: Humphrey 102,445, Willetts 97,756,
Robinson 59,165, Cowley, Labette, Barton.
Coffey, Kingman, Lyon and eighteen small
western counties vet to be heard from.
The counties will poll from 23,000 to
24,000 votes, Governor Humphrey's plu
rality is now 4,9S9. The remainder of
the counties will increase rather than di
minish Governor Humphrey's plurality.
THE NEXT LEGISLATURE.
Kansas City, Nov. 6. An estimate of
the result of the election in Kansas so far
as it effects the composition of the legis
lature, gives tho following figures: Re
publicans 75. Anti-Republicans, includ-
Of the 75 Republicans about 15 senators
pledged themselvas to vote according to
the will ot the people of their districts, ex-
Sressed in the vote for representative,
ine of these districts returned Alliance
men. To secure re-election, Mr. IngaUs
must control 84 votes. The legislature is
now appareutlv against him by 15 votes at
least and possibly by 24.
KANSAS STILL IN DOUBT.
Kansas Citt, Mo., Nov. 6. The returns
received today from Kansas do not change
the situation materially, as announced
heretofore. The only positive change is
the certain election of Broderick (Repub
lican) over Moonlight (Democrat) in the
First congressional district. This will
make tho Kansas delegation stand, Re
publicans 2. Farmers' Alliance 5. The
state ticket is still in doubt, with chances
favoring the Farmers' Alliance candidates.
STILL IN DOUBT.
Kansas City, Nov. 6. A special to the
Star from Topeka, Kan., says: 'The con
test between Humphrey and Willits is
still in doubt. There aro over 100.000
votes to be heard from. The latest in
formation attainable is that thirty-six Re
publicans have been elected to the legisla
ture. The opposition is largely Alliance.
Kansas Citt, Mo., Nov. 6. A special
to the Star from Leavenworth says: At
noon today Moonlight received the returns
from Pottawatomie county, which are:
Ciark 1,000, Broderick 1,400. Moonlight
777. This will insure Moonlight's defeat
by from GOO to 700 plurality.
OUTRUNS THE OLD MAN.
Kansas Citt, Mo. Nov. 6. A special to
the State from Ft. Scott says: Bourbon
county givet Funston over 400 plurality.
The entire People's ticket is elected, except
Gen. Rice, who is defeated by his son.
William Rice, by twenty-four votes and
Nuxum, who is beaten by Bayless for
clerk of the district court
PLUMB AND INGALLS.
Kansas Citt, Mo., Nov. 6. Senator
Plumb, at Emporia, and Senator IngaUs,
at Atchison, were asked for au expression
of opinion on the Kansas political situa
tion today. Both declined to say a word
about politics in Kansas or any other place.
AN OPPOSITION LEGISLATURE.
Chicago, Nov. 6. A dispatch from To
peka, Kansas, says that tne Kepublican
state central committee this morning con
ceded that the opposition to Ingalls will
have a majority in the legislature.
MOONLIGHT'S DEFEAT CONFIRMED.
Kansas Citt, Nov. 6. A special to the
Star from Leavenworth says: Private ad
vices received this morning, confirm the
defeat of Moonlight. Democrat, by Broder
ick, Republican, for congress in the First
district, by about 500 plurality.
THAT "REAE COLUMN."
Explorer Stanley Tells His Side of the
New York. Nov 6. The big Teutonic,
with Henry M. Stanley and party on board,
passea quarantine at b o cioctc tnis. inorn-
Stanlev's tour, Col. Thomas A. Knox, Ed
ward Qumtard, and CoL .rinuiay Ander
son, wno, while on the New York Herald,
sent Stanley to Greece in 186S, and after
wards to Spain during the Carlist upris
ing in lb70, and who started him on his
first African expedition to find Living
stone, went on board and met the party.
Mr. Stanley was overjoyed to meet his
friends, anil especially Col. Anderson. Col.
Anderson, in a brief speech, welcomed Mr.
Stanley to America. In reply Mr. Stanley
"Col. Anderson, I thank you from my
heart for your kind welcome to my home.
This is far different time from the one,
twenty-three years aeo, when I sailed away
from the harbor of New York to report to
you in Loudon. I am deliuhted to return
tor the third time for a visit to a land and
people to whose influence and hospitality
I am indebted. Although I have been ab
sent so long, I am a citizen of the United
States, you know, and I am g'ad to feel
that I am a citizen of this country. But I
must go and come wheneverand wherever
duty calls me. Here I am again, back
from the gloom of a country that was
unknown to the one that is the light of
Mr. Stanlev was asked to say somethine
about the rear guard troubles, and the
stand the London papers have taken on it
since Mr. Stanley's departure from
"1 do not wish to say much about it yet,
and have not read the London papers care
fully enoujrh to express an opinion. I
object to stir the matter up unless I am
forced to do so. The log book of the rear
guard line signed day by day for the offi
cers of the dav (Rartelott. Barre or Kiiur-
ston while in camp, together with the
official rvnort of the officers. This the
was D-rethy Tennant, the tulfwi arttet;
her mother. Mrs. Teanant; Hamilton Ade.
the dramatist, who will act as historian of
the tour and Lieutenant J. Mounting
Jepou. a friend of Stanley's.
"It seema that before my arrival &t
Yambpuyaand after Barttlet's murder,
B ennty had written a report to the com
tee, as ne, in common with others, had
thought that I was dead. So when I asked
him if he had any information of what
had taken place, he said: 1 have a letter
which I was just about sending to the
committee.' I said: I am here and as
your superior officer of the expedition, I
have the authority to open it. After read
ing it, I asked him to address to me as
chief of the expedition instead of the com
mittee, and it was in this way that I pre
vented the report of his going to England.
I have that letter. It explained very
clearly what had happened. It was all
written before I arrived. Therefore, I
have Bonny's report, Troop's two letters.
Ward's account which I have received, and
more important than all, I have the log
book signed by the officers day after day.
Without any other evidence, that log book
of itself would prove that I was justified
in my censure of the rear
colnmn, which was very wild.
In mv letter to the commit
tee. When am I going to
publish that log? I cannot say. I tnink it
better to wait awhile or until I have read
Troup's book. Mr. Bonny could relieve
this criticism by telling what he knows
and writing a plain, simple story of what
took place; how it was thatMaj. Barttlelot
was killed, how it was these men died like
sheep; how it was that this rear column,
so grandly equipped before startine, fell to
rot. He tola us all the same story and told
it to Emin Pasha, and we have heard it,
but I have also written the story recorded
at the time. The log book was written
every day lika a ship's log. stating what
had occurred from day to day. It is signed
officially by K. M. Barttelot, James S.
Jameson and Mr. Bonny, who was the offi
cer of the day. The log book is very valu
able and with the official reports in my
possession will fully justify me in my cen
sure of the rear column and acquit me of
the charge that I have acted otherwise
than as an honorable man and officer."
Mr. Stanley entertained the newspaper
men at his hotel tonight. Said, Stanley,
in response to inquiry: "Barttelot was
shot on July 19th and I arrived on the
scene on August 11th. Therefore, I did
not see the deed and I did not witness tho
causes which led to it. The whole and
sole cause, was the violent temper of the
major. Barttelot had just como from
Nyanza and was in the camp where the
rear guard had camped before. His very
presence seemed to stir up the natives in
camp. Ha demanded s'xty men from the
Arab chief as couriers, when he had
already had all that was necessary. The
chief told him that he could not give them
to him for thev were not to oe found.
Ho threatened him with reporting his
denial and again demanded the men and
then had complained to Bonny. Bonny told
bira he had enough men already and that
if he put the fifteen loads of rifles in their
hands, they could go ahead and protect
themselves. That was July 17. Ho went
to the Arab chief and beat him with a cy
press stick and left him in a horrible con
dition. Early on the morning of the 19th,
Barttelot was awakened and disturbed by
loud crying and beating of drums. He sent
his sergeant to find out who made tho
noise. Tho sergeant reported that he could
not find who was responsible for it. He sent
his little boy, Salto, who reported that a
woman was singing and tho men were
drumming, which is the African custom
of saluting the rising sun. Bartelott said
with an oath that he would shoot tho first
one who refused to stop the noise and
suiting the action 'with the word, he took
down his rifle and marched out to And tho
natives singing. He found near the chief's
hut a woman who was the chief's wjife.
She was singing and the men drumming.
He told the woman to stop and the woman
looked at him in a defiant way and kept on
until the natives hated him. He struck
her and kicked her. She screamed and
her husband, who was in the
hut, but five yards away, busy
cleaning his gun, looked out of a
loophole and seeing Bartellott abusing his
wife, he put his gun up through the loop
hole and fired, killing Bartellott instantly.
The murderer was a chief, not a slave and
those men love their wives as much as you
do here. It was done in a spasm of anger
to protect his wife from the officers brutal
treatment. From what reports I can ob
tain, he made himself very distasteful to
the natives. He had a habit of standing
in the pathways and grinning and making
faces at them. For these reports I do not
rely for on Mr. Bonny for there were five
hundred people who could tell me how the
affair happened. Both Arab and native
chiefs went over it very minutelv, and al
though they might be somewhat preju
diced, they" agreed to the letter in their
statements of facta. I warned him to look
out for the Arab chief and eulogized his
character as compared with white man's
"Was there any accusation against Bart
tellot of having immoral conduct with the
"No, there was no immoral action of any
of the men so far as known."
"Were the stories about the natives be
ing generally treated cruelly true?"
The log books in camp, signed by Bart
tellot, Jamison, Bonny and Ward, were
simply one long account of remorseless
flogging and inhumanity. One man had
an ulcer seven inches in diameter which
was full of maggots, caused by a severe
beating. Barttellot even kicked his little
boy, Saulto, whom he. himself, said was
an interesting, quaint little boy, and from
the injuries he died. One man took a piece
of raw meat because he was nearly crazed
with hunger and ate it. Forthishe was or
dered to receive 300 lashes. The doctor
told Barttelot that if it was not stopped
it would kill him. As soon as the man
was released he ran away in the bashes,
but was captured and shot by Barttelot's
orders. Bonnoy said to me a few days
ago: "I have not told you half of the hor
rors that existed in that camp, but it will
all come out some time. Mr. Stanley,
when he returns to England, will bring an
action of libel against Barttelot's brother
in order to sift the matter to the
bottom so that the world may judge. He
has Hospital Sergeant Bonner's diary, but
would not make It public at present."
TOPEKA, Kan., Nov 6. Governor Hum
phrey today signed thepardon of William
Baldwin of Atchison, Kan., who was con
victed January 11, 1SS6. of murder in
the first degree, and sentenced to be
hanged. Since that time be has been an
inmate of the state prison at Leavenworth,
his death warrant never having been
signed by the covernor. 1
lhe crime of which Baldwin was con
victed was the murder of his sister. Hu
father, who was nearly a millionaire, died
and left his fortune to hLs widow, son and
dauzhter. Young Baldwin was disvit
isfisd with hla share of the estate.
A short time afterwards his sis
ter died lrom the effect of
chloroform, under raspidous circum
stances. Her brother wa arrested, charged
with her murder, and convicted on purely
circumstantial evidence. Tba state board
of pardons has been Investigating the ca-e
for the ps.u three months, and recom
mended that the governor grant him an
unconditioned pardon. A the governor
watsiirniu Baldwin s pardon, he received
a telegram announcing the death of Bald
win's'xon, a child. The technicalities of
the pardon will be hastened so that the
father my attend the funeraL Baldwin's
wife ban been very faithful to him from
the first, and has paid him regular visits
at the prison. Neitner he nor nis mother
ever believed In bis guilt.
A MEXICAN MURDER.
El Paso, Tex, Sov. C At a ball here
early tab morning a Mexican named
Benign Delgsdo. who lives on tbia side of
the river, was fatally stabMsi by another
Mexican, who lives in Jacrtz, and is
named Ventura Suw. The woabd wa in
flicted tin a larse Spanish dsa$eT. and i
an ugly oner near the laet rib on ttte right
tittle. Soar wa arrested aad 1$ confined la
jaiL Dr. Batkir was called te, bet does
not think Dehado can live. No aetfca
tic election returns can be ebtaiaed to
aight. Both parties ct&a the victory.
THE LAWMAKERS OF OKLAHOMA
AT WORK AGAIN.
The ConiiGil Considers the School
Bill, Amends it, and Sends
it to the House.
The Council Passes tha Probate Court
Bill The Consideration of the Ex
emption Bill By the House.
A Letter From the Secretary of the Ter
ritory Showing the Condition of tha
Relief Pund A Correction for
Mr. Daniels-News Notes from
the New Territory, Etc
Special TOspatciVtoUrfs Daily Kttle.
Guthrie, Ok., Nov. a All of tho coun
cilors except Mr. McCartney responded to
the roll call this morning.
The amendments passed by the house to
the council's school bill were considered,
and only partlv concurred in. It was re
turned to tho noiue, and a upeedy agree
ment between the two bodies is expected.
The council resolution providing for
heavy deposits for costs, by lot contestants,
was returned with an amendment, allow
ing the commissioners, in their discretion,
to relax the rule in favor of contestants
A report from the secretary was read, of
his conduce of tho relief fund, showing full
receipt and expenditures, and showing a
balance of fcW.OOO on hand.
Brown of Oklahomo w is appointed as a
member of the joint committee to investi
gate the report and see the vouchers.
The council bill creating the probate
court and defining it powers was passed.
The tax bill, excepting the part relating
to railroads, passed in committee of the
Messrs. Bixlcr, Brown, Logan nnd Pit
man were appointed as a conference com
mittee on tho amendment to thq school
Fourteen responded to the roll call.
Prayer by the chaplain.
Journal read and approved.
The committee on county lines reported
council bill No. 20. to locate the county
seats of the several counties of the terri
tory of Oklahoma, with a reccommenda
tion that it do pass.
Owing to the absence of many of tho
friends and enemies of the bill, considera
tion of the same was nostpouoi until next
Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.
The house then went on with tho further
consideration of house bill, No. 21, to ex
empt property from forced sale.
Mr. Clark I think the whole bill a biul
one, it contradicts itself.
Mr. Menteu Is it not as reasonable ihat
a man and his wife should have tho right
to mortgage anything they have as well as
the right to sell
Mr. Clark If he need money ho should
sell his property.
The dissension arose out of Campbell's
substitute, which was as follows:
Provided, however, that real or chattel
mortgagee, or titles of sale executed on any
of the property exempt under the provi-
ions oi tins act, except as mentioned in
section four, shall be null and void, unlos
the wife of the grantor join in tho execu
tion of such instrument.
Mr. Daniels We can pass no measure
here, but some will be benefited, ami
some one will bo injured. We are here to
legislate for the majority of the people.
The greatest objections 1 have to the sub
stitute is, that it will create family rows;
but I am willing to submit to it rather
than have no bill at all. Nine times out
of ten the husband will bring such in
influence to bear upon the wife as to get
her to sign the mortgauc.
Mr. Matthews I think section two
should be so amended as to make 100 acres
exempted, rather than SO. I object to the
substitute for the reason that the wife
will, as a rule, accede to tha request of tho
Mr. Daniela This substitute simply le
galizes the mortgages. I move to strike
out all after the word "real" in the sub
stitute. It was moved that the substituto lie on
the table. Lost-10 to 9.
Mr Mathews I wish to protect the wife
Mr. Peny Do you believe the people of
Oklnhoma capable of self-government.
Mr. Terrill I would rather have no ex
emption bill than to have the substitute
pass. The tail should not wag the dog.
Mr. Barker The question involves tho
whole bill. The bill is susceptible of two
divisions one is to protect a man against
his honest obligations; the second propo
sition is to curtail the liberties of men
the right to manage their own personal
The speaker of the houne s'gnwl the
substitute for house joint resolution No.
17, memorahzing secretary of the Interior
in re gard to townsltc bonds.
Not on section 5, as amended by Wag
goner. . Carried 14 to 4.
The amendment provides, however, that
the wife of the grantor, if there m one,
given the husband in the execution of
such chattel mortgage or bill of sals.
Mr. Jones I am as much in favor of pro
tecting the poor man as any one. My
father was turned out of his home for a sim
ilar debt: but the tendency of tbts htllU to
make racnR This bill allow a man all
he can get.
Mr. Daniels Have you beard from Kan
sa Mr Jone Ym. I have heard from Kan
sas, and although tb news - not ai pleas
ant as it might b, it ba nothing to do
wuu tnis uui. ii mm mn p&xe a man in
this town will be rated at flO,XX befora
he can tret credit for 13. When we at
tempt to lerfiilat honesty Into a man, we
bare taken a large contract. It it a din
grace to a poor mr. to pa sch a law A
man my have J-V),CO0 worth erf yramn .
There won't be one man in out u .
that will pay 110 in toe ext t-t v
you pw this law. It n nad tr - .
w'to will take the advaaiageuid -..
mad it to avoid naTinx hi dB. If
w.U present a bill exempting tWtmoii
Km-tt., Vftrfk mavi iMi vAt. r- if-..,.
I wont vote for thU.
Mr. Waggoner-lam in favor of all tbee '
exemptions, but want the-right of execcst-
in" chattel mortgages. ;
fn section 1. the word "five" wai strsck '
out. and "two inserted, so as to reed
"two" milch cows.
The following comrancicatKon was re
ceived from the secretary of the territory
To Us Harfcie. thi t-oewfi M H of Ks-yr.
trmJLttitm fit l&e TerrKKT of Ottt&S'SA.
GENTLEMEN. In accordance w4ta sectfoa f
thirteen of an act providing for the dtotrt-1
bauon ot the money appropriated br
congre&i for the relief of peroas of Okla
homa territory readered destitute by ii
unexpected d routs of the passed teaxon. I
have the honor to make a report of tfc
disposition of siid fod, which report w
hereto attached. Abd I farther state, that
owing to tiie peculiar maaner of payment
of the mjx by order draws o m as
secretary, by the termoriai board of relief,
wbioh orders were, is seariy ail oa.- tt
tbrovgh a4 paid to Um several iuk ot
tMs tity ifcive bus oac m of contfrtec
reacbers, which I will bare to scad whh
my report to tho treasury department t
ashington. If, therefore, It is the wish
of your nonorable body to examine Into
the condition of the accounts beyond this
report, I would most respectfully ask thaC
a joint committee of the two houses be ap-
fointed to examine tho same, with whom
can meet and exhibit the Toucher?, ao as
to present the same intact, to bo sent with
my report to tha department. And I
further request that this bs dono at as
earljr a date as possible, as I havo to moke
my report to the treasury department on
or before the tenth day of the month.
Robkrt Makstro, Secretary.
The below is a summary taken from tho
Received from theU.S- $ 44.S000 00
Expended 19,271 W
Balance on hand.. 528,553 SS
Nov. 3th, 1SS30.
The school bill was referred to a jolnfc
conference committee. Tho members of
the committee from the house are Daniels,
Tritt aud Waggoner.
House bill No. 20. to exempt property
from sale was considered.
Eighty acres as a homestead, not to ex
ceed $3,000 in value, u exempt from mort
gage or execntion.
Nothing, either personal or real, la ex
empt from attachment for wages, except
pensions. No chattle mortgages are valid
on property not exempt wher fraud caa
bo shown. Tho city homestead cannot ba
mortgaged. Household goods aro chattels
all implements of industry, tool. ppv
ratns, books, necessary for any trade oj
professu i . family library, portraits, twt
cows and calves, two horses or mules, twe
yoke of work oxen, yoke and chains, one
carriage, gun, and saddles, provisions and
forage, all currant wages for peraud ser
vices. Thero is a greater amount extwip than
in Kansas. A new feature 14 oaa
not be mortgaged,
The house consent to tfee Democrats
using the hall for a joillAcatiofl tonifht.
Mr. Daniels was misquoted yesterday.
He said, speaking on the exemption bill:
"I am in'favor of a liberal exemption from
mortgage." He did not say "I am in favor
of a general exemption."
OKLAHOMA DEMOCRATS JUBILANT
iip-Glnl I)liMtcn to Ul Dally Kmrla.
GnrimiE, Ok., Nov. 6. Grand Demo
cratic ratification. Representative's hall
was crowded with jubilant Democrats.
Judge Gilloway, Major Simpson, Tom
Stockslargur and others made stirring
speeches. The unterrifled nro enjoying
their new boots highly.
THE BEGULAR ABMY.
Annual Eeport of Major General John M.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6. Major General
Schotiuld, commanding the United States
army, has submitted to tho secretary of
war his annual report of the work dono by
line of tho army during the nast yeur nnd
its expondituruH. After paying a tribute
to tin: memory of the Into General Crook,
General Schotield speaks of the survlcea
rendered by the army in past years in Biib
duing hostile Indians anil protecting rnii
gration. lie Hays that work appears now
to havo bcuu nearly accomplished aud it
remains only to adequately guard the ad
jacont Ktittlcmnnts from possible injury by
the Indian trllws. heretofore hostile and
now but partially civilized, JUMtuxibled
upon comparatively small rewrvntious.
The time has now como whim tho future
possibility or robabie military necessi
ties of the country should dictate
the military policy. The sumll
regular army nhould bo so
stationed that it uiay ba prepared at
the shortest notice to respond to any call
which may be raado upou its nerrlcos at
tho same time assisting hi all practicable
wiys in preparing tho much larger body
of the militia of the several states, or na
tional guards, for active service iu time of
It Ik believed to bo so manifest to all
who will consider the subject, that demon
stration is unnutcry, that the Impor
tant Miaboard ritinn t the L'nlted Stutc
should be so fortitied, armed nnd manned,
as to be capable of lf defense against
any forigh lleot, and that each of the
great seacoasts of th United States should
be provided with an adequate fleet as sea
going battle ships, capable of atUoklng
Upon the ocean any hostile power which
might attempt to blockade its harbors or
destroy its commerce. If the Important
stations are adequately fortified and
armed, it is presumed, will be nulllelent
for each of the great oceans.
Gen. Scoflelu denoribes at length the
straits to which the department has ten
nut by past legislation reducing the num
ber of privntrs in the array lis says (t
was manifestly not the intention of con
grew to i educe any part of the army to an
inctTeetive skeleton, aud It is proponed to
maintain throughgut the three arm en
nearly the same uniform effective fttrength
three officer and about sixty men to
each trtop, battery and company. He
says further: "It is hoped that coegrms
may bo plwiaed at an early day to Increase
the limit of the enlisted strength of the
army to that fixed in tho sot of July ft,
1370. Without this number of men, this
peace organization cannot be made thor
oughly effective and cannot be relied upon
for the service which infcy immediately be
required of the regular trooos in any
emergency, and before the rank ean be
filled with recruits or volunteer called
into the field. In this connection, I beg
leave to suggest that whenever any ouch
Increase is made, either by law or the
orders of the war department, for the
organization of a large bsttalioa of ynag
man, between the ages of lfi and 20 years,
selected with respect to their la&all)geH
and good ebsrsetT, with a view to their
ed neation for "erne- a non-oomfalsskMed
officer and ofllcer either of tbe regttlar
forces or in the mllHwi. the prlrtieg feeing
iirnaUd to such ycung uum U eidlit tor
the regular period of service or to rseetr
honorable discharges si ibAr own optfoa,
at the expiration of the euarae 4 iassme
tion. It u believed that nfb u sehewl
would be of great value to the military ser
vice of the eouatry " la eanclwAoti, Gm.
KebolWd ays that the iwverai wnvmrr ex
acted by the preent eoagrwe will rve a
greet ami iaMieg betieflt to Ue utttttary
jberrire. aad the zeal with wfeich theitatlet
of the array bare been pertonaed merit his
KOCH'S CONSUMPTION CUBE.
Rsxu?. Not. 6. The dUowrery. by Pro-
fMr Keck, of the Berlin uoiTeraky, of a
rrartkod for the cure of oooumpiin by
inoculation with attenuated t&bcnmUr
wtcilta is exciting the greatest ixtrtt
nax the medical DrofessiOB sad Urmen.
b? National Zeitung, widen ba 4e-
r'jttl eonWerW x-px to Ue safe-,
"", --fiT,1--4 -, u irol?to, -JCi
''tin wi t introduced ia te PmMka
d,"t- btlas; t the eUWibee-t ol a
"Mrienoiozicai lasuiuie, wca inu ve
4rxJ.r tae dtmrUea of Prof Koefe.
Kinperor Wlliism is deeply Uuerested In
h dUeorery, &bd be reTes frejoaftt
aaru trum Prof. Koch regarding the
g-j7rs Je i nuking in hi experMeess.
T&e pcoleMor flwura last He is st &
-fm of derl va aay mauriai r prpmal
vi rants i-ef-froca nil dSMwrery, and says
-6i he will make pttbiic hit method is all
details tor the bctteftt of semasttT.
TO BE EXECUTED TODAY.
DrrrBS. Colo.. Not. i Stn Usee uu
j Bxjrror Noveria Crtgw, tfee Mexteas
mwrott-a w u Lsttenvccxl, is TrtsMM.
iat Jsse, win to haaged is t&e tsrtss
limey at Oasfrs City. H wiJt be the Afeft
sees aed n4e the aesr law, wfsr
icgrsiW Smr enA egtonrtsst ami M"
sibtta tfcc 5Kim Itmn. pafeftaata aneeu&i