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YOL. XIII, NO 152.
WICHITA KANSAS, WEDNESDAY iUOENING, NOTEMEER 12, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 2029.
THE LATEST FROM THE IIOME OF
BULLS AND BEAKS.
The Frcsent Condition of the New
York Money Market Traced to
A Scarcity of Gold in London Caused by
Speculative Schemes in Eemote Qaar
ters of the Globe.
A Panic Created Among the Holders of
Yillard Stocks The Post on the Situa
tionCollapse of Several Firms
General Notes and Incidents
of the Day.
New York. Nov. 11. The excitement to
day in Wall street was greater than in any
previous day since the present decline be
gan, and while tlio downward movement
in the general list was not as large as usu
al, the unusually heavy drop inthoVillard
Mocks made up for the lack of movement
in the others. The power of the bears was
concentrated today upon the Villard
shares, and stocks, as a rule, would un
doubtedly have advanced had it not been
for the depressing influence of the slump
in those shares. The movement probably
winds up the last combination in "Wafl
Btreet, and stocks being well distributed,
find the general business of the country in
n prosperous condition, when an adjust
ment of the existing difficulties has been
brought about, and an easier money mar
ket assured, there will be an improvement
in the stock market.
The most important fact in the present
piluation is that it is England, and not the
I'nited States, that has spread out too
murh, and bus got into the position of an
embarrassed speculator. The vast enter
prises in the most remote countries of the
world which she has endeavored to carry
out and keep up their credit ou a gold basis
- in some countries where the only metal
lic circulating medium was silver as the
banks in Buenos Ayres, tho two transcon
tinental lines of railroad from thence to
Chili, the loans to tho Argentine Republic,
i he diamond mines, railroad projects, and
city improvement schemes in South Af
rica, Australia. Egypt and Spain, and the
recently established Canadian Pacific
steamship line to China and Japan all of
these have got England too much spread
out, and, while the final outcome of these
great projects is likely to show great
profits, for the present England is embar
rassed. It is an English, not an American
panic, and the chief point 's the scarcity of
gold in Enghiud.
On this point the United States is in a
much stronger position than England, or,
in fact, any country in the world, except
Trance. While tho gold in the bank of
England only amounts to about I00,U0U.
00), the treasury of the United States holds
?J00.O00,O00. being the largest accumula
tion of gold in tho world, and in tho pres
ent aspect of the financial relations of the
rountries, we shall bo able to keep it. Tho
high rates of interests here operate in the
K.iino way that the raising of the rates of
discount by the bauk of England are ex
pected to oneratc in England; it stops
s'K-culat ion, and keeps the gold here. If
it was not that people here who control
geld are panic-stricken, we might easily
spare a large amount of gold
to relievo England's necessities,
mid so relievo the whole situation.
THE ACTION OF THK HANKS.
Rumors of trouble among banking in
stitutions were current all day; but no
one paid much heed to them, thinking
that they wore tho usual emanation of
br-ar minds. After the clot, however, it
v. as learned that three banks, which were
members of the New York Clearing House
:.ociation. had ttilliculty in settling the
tliims of the other banks against them.
'1 here was a balance igainst the Bunk of
North America of $1,100,000, which it was
unable to settle. The other iwnk were
the North River and the Mechanics' and
Tr dors'. How tho heavy baltnco was
created against the Rank of North America
was a puzzle. During tho day the .Me
chanics' and Traders' bank made itss-ettle-niints
with the clearing house all right,
nn t he other banks received assistance
from the other banks in tho association
and pulled through all right. At the
Bank of North America, it was stated
that tho trouble was direct 1 duo to the
account of Decker, Howell & Co., and that
low tnat tho account of the firm was
( losed, tho bank was in a stronger position
The most important factor in tho devel
opments was the scarcity of money. Kiidit
tip to tho close it was in urgent demand
and one-half per cent and legal interest
was charged ou loans, equal to ISO per
cent peranuum. This fact and the troubles
ol the banks caused a special meeting of
tho Clearing Uouse associatisn to be called.
After a long session, it was decided to ap
point a committee of presidents, with
authority to issue clearing house loan
certificates, in order to enable banks to
settle balances between themselves These
certificates will be based on bills receiv
able, and the united credit of tho banks.
1 1ns action is intended to distribute the
reserve of the banks more evenly between
the institutions. Where one bank is
unable to settle its differences in eash.it
will deliver securities and assets to the
certificate committee, and if that com
i;jit;iHi accepts the securities, it will
in tlmrize the issue of certificates on them.
'I ao united action of the banks is expected
to restore complete confidence.
As a result of the drop in prices, Decker,
Hnvell & Co. were sen t to the wall. W.
N.lon C rowel 1, tho assignee for the firm,
riulo the following statement concerning
is affairs late this afternoon: "The liabil
ities are about 10,000.000. and the assets,
at the present market price, largely ex
(. id that sum. The liabilities are due
almost entirely to bankers on loans made
in course of l.usiness and are well secured.
T.e cause of the susitcusion was the inn
1 ility of the firm to borrow the necessary
inn mnt of cash required on the day's bus
i.,ias. The firm's transactions wore very
1 ii -u', it being necessarv to borrow several
in Uions daily. The firm had sbundant
c Hat oral today, and it was not lack of
t 'irity, but the inabilicv to make it
nailable, that caused the crash. It
was simply a matter of absolute inability
t iet mewiey on the best securities, owing
to the extraordinary money stringency now
J he li rm of Decker, Howell & Co. was
ere of the most prominent ou tlio Ex
change It whs identified, not onlv with
tiiv. ilbml stocks but with the oil" inter
ests also, and also carried the accounts of
t he biggest stock operating firms in Chi
tv.'o. After the failure of the firm was
announced, salts of stock uuder the rule,
for its account, were made in Edison gen
eral electric stock, which forced the price
down to 05, a decline of 24S1, per cent. A
large amount of Northwestern preferred,
Ni rthern Pacific common aud preferred!
North American. Manitoba, Western
1 moil, Wisconsiu Central, aud Missouri
P.icific, was also sold under the rule for
The suspension of O. M. Whitney & Co.,
1 .-inkers, and brokers on the xtock cx
cl ange, was also announced. Sales under
xl'c rule wore made for their account of
Columbus and Hookiu? Iron and Coal
company stocks, Toledo, Aim Arbor and
Michigan, Texas and Pacific, Michigan
Central, Missouri Pacific, and St. Paul
common. It is not known what other se
curities they are interested in, or whether
the whole liabilities will be sufficient to
cripple any other traders.
David Richmond, stock broker at 33 New
street, made an assignment today to F. L.
Requa. Mr. Richmond ha? been a mem
ber of the stock exchange since 1870.
An attachment was issued today for
S63.069 acainst Nightingale Bros. &
Knight, silk manufacturers, of Patterson,
N. J., in favor of John T. Walker, Son &
Co. Assignee W.W. Ely, of the J. T.
Walker, Son & Co., said this afternoon
that the attached firm owed Walker, Son
& Co. 410.000. In Patterson, it is said,
their liabilities will not exceed 525,000.
KOTES OF THE DAT.
New York, Nov. 11. There was a
larger attendance of brokers on the floor
of the exchange this morning than there
has been for years. Every stock on the
list had a crowd of brokers trying to trade
in it, and when the market opened the
scene was one of confusion and excite
ment. New Yor.K, Nov. 11. 2 p. m. There is a
panic among the holders of the Villard
stocks, and the prices for North American
and Northern Pacific have collapsed. One
broker sold 1,500 shares of North Ameri
can aud 5,000 shares were sold by other
brokers, causing a decline of 8 per cent.
Northern Pacific preferred has already
declined 12i per cent since the opening
most of it since noon and tho price has
fallen 1 per cent at a time. The crowds on
the Villard stocks are enormous.
The Evening Post in its financial article
saj's: "There was a general and important
upward reaction in the stock market this
morning, which was entirely duo to tho
improvement in the financial aspect in
WINDOM ON WALL STREET.
Washington, Nov. 11. Secretary Win
dom said this afternoon that his lattst in
formation from Wall street was that the
situation is imnrovimr. with indications
that the worst is over. He declined to say
whether the treasurv department would or
would not do anything for the relief of the
money market, but admitted that lie was
giving the matter serious consideration.
The secretary says, further, that the re
cent disbursements had reduced the
available surplus to 1,00,000. and it
nt- far tho roliof nf Mm
was a question in his mind whether this
small working balance could be still fur
ther reduced with safety to the business of
the department. It is true that the
national banks hold $22,000,000 of public
funds, but he did not care to disturb these
deposits at present. In explanation of
this small surplus, the secretary said that
during the period from July 9 last, (the
date of the circular inviting" tho sale of
bonds) to Oct. 31, there was
disbursed from the treasury 100,000,000
through the purchase of bonds
and interest payments, and $50,000,000
on account of pension payments, which,
together with the issue of nearly ?13,000,
000 in notes for the purchase of silver,
made the total amount of money put into
circulation $103,000,000. "These disburse
ments," said the secretary, "were $70,000,
000 in excess of the total receipts during the
same time, and I venture "the assertion
that there never were before, in times of
peace, such heavy payments in the same
space of tiine."
THE LONDON MARKET.
London. Nov. 11 At the opening of the
stock exchange today it appeared likely
the worst fearsof dearer money and a diffi
cult settlement would be realized. No
one would have been surprised if tho ex-
pectcd collapse in prices
disastrous crisis. To war
rices bad resulted in a
rd noon an abrupt
change into dramatic surprises wns caused
by a semi-official announcement, through
a Bank of England broker, that large
amounts of gold, ag regating probably
1,500,000 were coming from Parisand that
further supplies were promised from
Russia. This announcement had tho in-
8 ant effect of dispelling the depression. ,
more energetic. Money becamo easily
J iCimwibluiz nil Vliv ouibiuuii:iiu iriiiiiit;
borrowed from b nks at per cent. he
progress of the liquidat;on of accounts in
every department promised at the close to
be quiet and favorable. Tho character of
dealings not only showed a substantial
impetus upward, especially for the close
when cable advices reported better prices
in New York. Business closed with a
general feeling of relief at the e&capo from
an acute crisis.
m rnii-MucurniM rHiuunc. no matter wuat criticisms maj be
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 11. .Narr & I parsed upon the words I use. The men
Friend, stock brokers, assigned today, as a struck work, their report as to its incep
result of the panicky condition of all tion is here, and open lor the inspection of
street. The lirm has been long ot the tho general assemblv. It is with my con
market recently, and especially in North-1 ncctjon With the affair as general master
ein Pacific stocks which broke oadly to-1 workman that 1 have to deal."
day, on account of the failure of Decker, I Air. p()wderlv then gave all the corre
Howell & Co., tho Villard brokers cn0ndence that nassed between himself
member of the firm stated that he
thought $25,000 would cover their differ
ences. NEW CORPORATIONS
Toi'KKA. Kan.. Nov. 11. The following
new Kansas corporal ions were chartered
by the secretary of state:
St. Peters church, an Episcopal organi
zation, of Pittsburg. The trustees are: A.
E. Nac, W. Ii. Potter, Frank W. Lunyon,
"William E. H. Heublein, William Lauyon,
Vine de Pui and W. D. Ford.
The State bank of Argentine. Kan.;
capital stock, S2o,000. The first directors
are: E. II. Middlekauff, of Conway t-priims,
Kan.; "W. E. E. Atchison. William Middle
kauff. Henry Boeke, J. O. Gaskell and J.
II. Borgstede, of Argentine, aud B. C.
Heed, of Kansas City, Mo.
The Farmers' Alliance Industrial union, j
oi me state oi rvansas; organized to lauor
for the education of the agricultural
classes in the science of economical govern
ment in a strictly non-partisan sense.
Principal headquarters at Topeka: capital
stock. ?l;J,00). Directors Frank McGrath,
ot Beloit: J. B French, of Hutchinson: J.
S. Codding, of Westmoreland, aud J. J.
Adkins, of Burton.
Wallace Lodge. No. 300, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows, of Wallace, Kan.;
capital stock, $.100.
The Kansas Credit and Collecting com
pany, of Topeka. The directors are F. P.
Baker. E. C. Forney, I. N. Baker, A. E.
Baker and L. Warner, all of Topeka; capi
tal stock, $10,000.
The Hardware company, of Sylvia, Reno
county. The capital stock is $0,000. The
first directors are A. U. Bout z, A. Kahu,
W. A. Austin, N. Housinger and James
A BELLAMY SCHEME.
Decatpr, 111., Nov. 11. It is probable
that ere long the cooperative boardinc
house, established in Decatur Inst spring
on the Edward Bellamy plan will soon
collapse for lack of sufficient patronage.
It started out with fifty-two member,
under the most favorable" circumstances,
aud all of its patrons were en
thusiastic in praise of the novel
manner of living. The natrons eot
day board at 2.40 a week, and there was a
fair profit in the enterprise for the lady
manairer so long as there were fifty-two
boarders. But from one cause or another
the patrons have quietly departed, until
now there are but torty left- This number
is not sufficient to continue the "Alliance"
longer at a profit, and it is expected that
the cooperative plan will be abandoned to
return to the $4 and f5 rates. It is a gooc
summer arrangement, but in wiatr and
wet weather even society people do not
care to leave their comfortable home to
seek meals at the "Alliance." no mutter
how tempting they may be.
Washington", Nov. 11. In response to
the inquiries made bv Postmaster Gueral
Wanamaker, under date of October 6, 1HX).
as to whether advertisements in news
papers of the "guosing contest" in its
various phases are in violation of section
W$4 of tiie revised statutes, as amended by
the anti-lottery act of September lfl. IsM,
Attorney General Miller has submitted his
ODinion.'in which he holds in the negative.
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE KNIGHTS
Grand Master Workman Powderly
Reviews the Situation in a
The Pinal Unofficial Estimate of the Result
of the Late State Election in Kansas
Humphrey's Plurality over "Willits.
Professor Koch's Cure for Consumption to
be Given to the World in a Pew Days
Annual Meeting of the Players'
League Outbreak of Another
Revolution in Honduras.
Denver. Nov. 11. Over 303 delegates to
the General Assembly of the Knights of
Labor were called to order in the P. O. S.
of L. hall today by Grand Master Work
man Powderly, who, after a few remarks,
read his annual address. At the conclu
sion of his address, the assembly adjourned
till tomorrow morning for the purpose of
giving the committee on credentials time
to prepare their report. In his report Mr.
I l-UI ,).-! LUC must iiupuj uiut UL II
series of questions that has agitated the
Z"rlnt- in.aD'T ? si-fr i
V?1 Lf,;U1 "f10"8 ,s th"fc of tanff JU(1
"uc " uue nut, as mi oiuri,
.id op ted a tariff or anti-tariff clause in our
preamble, and I do not advise such a
thing now. We should, however, throw
open the doors of our assemblies for tho
discussion of this great problem, so that
our members may become educated in tho
basic principles of protection and free
trade. While we do not allow the question
inside of our sanctuaries, our members are
asked every fonr years in the United
States, and every five years or oftener in
Canada, to register their votes eitheir in
favor of or against protection. My recom
mendation is, that on aud after the 1st day
of January, 1891, it shall be permissible
for local assemblies to discuss the question
of high tariff and free trade, by putting
the question in this shape: Which will
bring tho greatest good to the greatest
number high tarift or free trade? We do
not commit the order to either school, and
yet allow our members to take up for dis
cussion and agitation that vital question."
He opposed making any change in the
constitution, except such as will reconcile
conflicting clauses and make plain obscure
passages. Upon the recent New York
Central strike, he said:
"In the early part of the year, informa
tion came to mo that members of the
district, who were employed by the New
York Central railroad, and under the jur
isdiction of District Assembly No. 210,
were growing restive under the treatment
received at the hands of the officials of
that company. When the district was
organized the men determined to make
use of it in order to improve their condi
tion, and a committee wns selected to wait
on the officers of the comnanv. At lirst.
their visits were tolerated; but they be
came tiresome to men who bad
dream of a ball at Newport than think
j over the condition of those who work for
; wages. The idea of meeting on a level of
equality with employes for tho purpose of j
, , whose aristocratic tendencies !
were given birth beneath tho shadow of !
the house of Yanderbilt, and the means to
put a stop to tnese importunities were t
sought for. Tho old plan of picking off
the spokesman, in order to terrify the
others, was resorted to, and one after an-
other man was discharged, in the hope ;
that the lesson would be of great value to
the employes of the company in terroriz-
ing the rank and file. The haughty blood I
of the nobility scorned to meet with the
plebeian on anything approaching
equality. That is the plain way of putti
aH(i Edward J. Lee. "I am nnnnsed m
strikes. My views on that subject are well
known; but, if men are to gain anything,
they must be organized; they must be pre
pared to strike, even though they never do
it. If we must have strikes, then we should
prepare for them, and not allow every
subordinate to rush the order into them at
a moment's notice, or without aqy prepar
ation. My experience tells me this: The
time to .strike, according to those who can
get away from the vocations of the work
men's every day experience, according to
editors aud statesmen, is never.
"During the Central strike we had an
opportunity to learn who our friends were
among the newspapers; and found that
they were exceedingly few. We were
given quantities of counsel, warning and
censure. Many of the papers that were
friendly to us did not seem to understand
the situation, or the necessities of men !
who work for low wares. Since the Cen- admitted the above facts to le true. The
tral strike ended, tTiero were rumors of : father is distracted, and has abaudoned
another one on the Erie railroad, and the j his home and is wild with grief.
papers began to show that there was no
necessity for the strike ou the road, for the NEW PENSIONS,
managers and workmen were working in j Washington. Nov. 11. The following
harmony. There will always be harmony i Kansuis were Granted pensions today:
between the employer and employe wheh ! Original Special act) Lewis Brown,
the employer has it in his power to dictate j Edna; William Hopkins, Chase; William
what the employe shall eat, drink and II. Clinesmith, Wichita; McDonald Scar
wear. When the employer can control the brough, Kansas Citv; Lewis L. Calvert,
market, he will control the mnn. When Armourdale: Jacob Clark, McFarland; Al
the employer has a monopoly of the mar-1 bert J. Howland, National Military Home,
ket, he hasalsonmonopoly of the harmony 1 Increase (Special act) James H. Mon
that our papers prate about so much. The roe, Wichita; George W. Burns, Wilmiug
liger is always harmonious with the lamb ton. Solomon Youny, Stockton; Jo.siah H.
after the former has carefully picked the Dearborn, Silver Like; James B. Roberts,
bones of tho latter. I Denton; .Manard Bell, Hamilton; George
"We see the editor of a New York daily i W. Suihlman, Lenora: Milton A. Kirk
paper and the president of the New patrick. Salem: John Wesley Bartlett, At
lork Central operating in the raising of a j wonl; Alex. B. Kincheloe. luron; Jerome
fund to feed men and women in Ireland, : E. Youinr, Neosho Falls; Palmer B. John
who have been Tobbed through exactly the on, Wichita; Lisander Teater, Bazine:
same diabolical system as that which is j Seth Bennett, Otego; Watson P. Cochran,
now beginning to rob the workmen of Severance: William A- Henderson; Yates
America. That which is found worthy of Center; Allen Meskimen, Onatia; Thomas
praise in the Irish workman who strikes i B. Harris, Iola: Chris M- McGuire, Louun;
against injustice is damued in his brother . A:nh Wilson. Wichita,
in America when he asks for enough to j Reissue Henrv Hurley, Lacygne; Will
keep his children out of the poor house. ! iam E. Kilgore, EI Dorado.
In order to prevent strikes, we must mak
everv preparation to make them s-accss- j SMALL BILLS,
ful when entered upon; and teislation in j Washington-, Nov. 1L The business
that direction must be enacted at this ses- . world and the public generally has been
.Mon, or your incoming general olhcers , cousiderabiv annoved dnring the past
must be given to understand that under month bv the scarcity of currency of the
noetrcuntanoeor condition must they smaller 'denominations. The bulkv and
take pari m strides of nnv kmd. heavy siiver lloliar bas come in for cid.
He strongly advocated the passage of entble 'csln,, especiallv by those who
a law securing to both sexes equal ngbts, were forced to "receive nine of them and
the co onerntiou of the Knizhts of Labor
with the various railroad organisations in
the work of federation.
KANSAS STATE RETURNS
TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 11. In addition to
the returns published yesterday, Gove
county's official returns have been received
bv the Republican state central com
mittee. This county liad been conceded
to Willits by fifty, as it is surrounded oo
three sides by strong Alliance counties,
but it gave Gerernor Humphrey a pio
rslitv of 14S. The vote oa governor whs
as follows: Humphrey 2SS, Robiitsoa 1M,
Willits 155. Revisl n&nrns fanve also
hfjm received from Jewell ceuntv.iJwswiflff
a plurality of 145 less for Willits
than the unofficial figures previously
received gave him. There remains but four
counties now to hear from, viz: Garfield,
Haskell. Logan and Stanton. The total
vote and plurality without these counties
is: Humphrey, 113,750: Willits, 100,601;
Robinson, 69.038; total 2S9.3S9. Hum
phrey's plurality. 7,149. The following is
the estimate of the remaining four
eounties: Garfield and Stanton 75 plural
ity each for Humphrey, Haskell 25 plural
ity for Willits, and Logan 55 plurality for
Willits. Governor Humphrey's plurality
will therefore be about 7,'-i00. Secretary of
State Higgins has received the official re
turns from forty counties. They are com
ing in unusually slow. He says that he
will probably begin tabulating the re
turns Thursday morning.
THE REMEDY POR 00KSUMPTI0K
The Result of Prof. Koch's Experiments to
be Given to the World in a Pew Days.
Berlin, Nov. 11. In accordance with
his statement, that he desires neither
material advantage nor pecuniary reward
for his discovery of a method for the cure
of consumption, Professor Koch will, in
two or three days, publish a fall account
of his researches in connection with the
The Frankfort Zeitung affirms that the
lymph used for inoculating the patients
will be within thereach of all, and that it
will cost only 25 marks for a small phial.
The success of the treatment is certain in
tubercular affections of the skin, joints
and bones, and also in the early stages of
pulmonary complaints. The lymph de
stroys the tubercular bacilli, beveral
authorities confirm the report of the
cure by Dr. Koch's method of a case of
lupus on the face and arms within five
da-s. The lymph throws off the bacilli
by the necrotic process. Inoculation with
the lymph is in effectual in syphilitic affec
tions. THE PLAYERS' LEAGUE.
PlTTSUnio, Pa., Nov. 11. The annual
meeting of the Players' league occurred
here todav. At this evening's session, the
first business was tho election of officers
for the ensuing year, which resulted as
follows: President. Charles H. Prince,
Bostou; vice president, Al. Johnson, Cleve
land; secretary and treasurer, F. 11. Brun
nell, Pittsburg. A lonir talk then ensued
when Col. McAlpin aud H. B. Kea, of the
Pittsburg club, declared they intended to
resign from the Players' league in order
to join the Nationnl clubs. Then followed
a scene. They were argued with and
threatened, but were obdurate. They had
no expiation to make and merely proffered
their resignation. The meeting was then
adjourned until 9 o'clock tomorrow morn
ing, when Judce Bacon, of New York,
legal adviser of "the Players', will be here
and attend the meeting. The officers of
the Players' say they have applications
from cities that will more than fill the
vacancies created by the defection of New
York and Pittsburg.
La Libertad, San Salvador, via.
Galveston, Tex., Nov. 11. Ou tho even
ing of the 9th inst. a part of the garrison
at Tezuicogalpa, Honduras, incited by
Gen. Lougino banchez, revolted and took
possession of the arsenal, "j President Bo
gram at once took the fielnVagainst the in
surgents, rallyiug the Pueblos to his sup
port. Already there has been severe
lighting. San Salvador has up to the
present time remained neutraL
THE SUGAR TRUST.
NEW Yck, Nov. IL Judge Pratt ap
pointed this morning, as receivers of the
sticrar trust. Gen. Henrv W. Slocum.
Henrv O. Havemover aud S. V. White.
Judge Pratt t'.irects that the trustees de-
liver to the receivers every book of account,
entry or memorandum, relating to the
property or business of the sugar trust,
for and deliver to the receivers all titles.
statements of indebtedness, evidence of
rights, certifica'.es of stock, books of ac-
counts, entrv aud memorandum. The
servants are aho directed to make full and :
complete state. nents to the receivers of all
facts in their possession, in order that the
receivers may be enabled to settle the
business of the firm. The court forbids
the removal from the suite of any property
of the trust, except in the ordinary course
of busin- ss of said corporations severally
and respectively. J he court continues in
iorce me original injunction, restraining
the Central Trust company from reorgan
izing the trust,
A BABE'S BODV STOLEN.
COLl'Mims, hid., Nov. '11. One of the
most orofound sensations came to light
here this evening. So'omon Seal was mar
ried to Amanda Whittington in New
Albany in 18SS. By this marriage a babe
was born, and lived to be one year old;
when it sickened and died. The father ana
mother disagreed as to the place of inter
ment of their child, the mother wanting it
interred at a New Albany cemetery in
this city. The corpe was prepared
for burial at this place. and
the father took a last farewell
look at the dead babe aud went fr.im the
room when the mother went to the cotlin,
took the body from it and concealed it in
the residence. The funeral proceeded, and
the parents both attended the interment
of the empty casket in the city cemetery
here. On the following day the mother
went to New Albany, at which place the
bodv of the little babe was interred, ac
cording to the wi-h of the mother. The
secret reached tho husband today by the
presentating of a second bill for funerl
exneuses. When crowded regarding this.
the wife and mother broke down and
tendering a $10
printing, sAid today that they wrre nov
printing the new ?I treasury notes at the
rate of 40,tJ0 per dav. and fives were being
run to the tune of $u),0CO a day. The new
52 notes will not be nsidy to issue for a
week or ten days.
ABILEN"E. Kan., Nov. 1L The danger to
early fall wheat, which was thought to be
creat ou account of the ravages oi the
Res sian-9v, in Dickinson and" adjoining
counties, "bias been greatly lessened by
bvy mias ami freezing weather. The
late sown wheat is in magnirtoeni cowii
uoa and no great decrease in tns total
acreare i looked for.
The Council Passes the Bill to Pro
tect the Rights of Town
Penalties of the Bill Regulating the Right
to Bear Arms The Insanity Dodge
in Oase of Homicide.
Passage by Both Houses of the Bill Eking
the County Seats of the Variou3
ZZ Counties A Letter from General
Noble Steele's Relief Message
Speclal Dispatch to the nallr Eacle.
Guthiue, Ok., Nov. 11. Mr. Post has a
new two-story plug hat, presented to him
by tho Kingfisher boys, and Joe wears it
with pride; but says it is a verj expensive
present, as his friends make him treat
every time he goes on the street.
One of the members of the lower honse
just escaped being burned the other night.
He lay down on tho bed with a lighted
cigar in his mouth and went to sleep. The
bed took fire and it was with difficulty the
flames were extinguished.
Miss Sadie Johnston, of Shawneetown,
was present at the afternoon session.
Ono hundred ladies graced tho floor of
the house last evening.
The use of Representative hall was
granted to the Indies of the Baptist
church, November 15, for the purposo of
holding a social.
Secretary Martin's report for October
makes thofollowing showing:
Amount received $44,SO0 00
Amount disbursed .'... 1S.33S 63
cotrxTr officers' fud.
Amount received $ 5,000 00
Amount paid five counties 3,000 00
The other two will be paid at once.
Disbursed 78 20
Received S10.783 &i
Paid council $1,674 00
Paid House of Repre
sentatives 3.720 00
Paid officers council... TOO 50
Paid officers house.... 700 50
General expenses 816 47
Clerks of election, four
counties 629 10
Three counties to be
tion 294 87
The judges and clerks of election of tho
counties who have not received their pay
will be paid at once.
The following letter explains itself:
Washington, Nov. 5, 1390.
Hon. Geo. W. Steele, Governor of Oklahoma, Guth
Sir Yours of the 2Sth instant has been
received, requesting that the Norman
town-site board be sent to Lexington, Ok.,
and enclosing a letter to Mr. Amos Green.
The letters have been sent to the commis-
;n,,r.f n, rmnm-.t i,.mi r.m wiM, ..
nest that betake the matter into imme-
diate consideration, and make the order as
soon as the board can be spared for that
purpose. Yours truly,
Johk W. NonLE, Secretary.
Following is a copy of Governor Steele's
message to the legislature in regard to re
To the Honorable SpaJcer House of Representatives,
Territorial Legislature oi Oklahoma.
I have the honor to invite your attention
to the lamentable fact that there is really
more destitution in this territory than it
was thought there would be when I ad
dressed your honorable bodies on the 23th
of last August, wherein I said "I have no
doubt of the passage of a bill by congress
which will give us a temporary menus ot
Froviding for the people above named, yet
look upon it as a matter of prime im
portance that early means be taken of
thoroughly investigating the extent of des
titution andof providing essential means
for relieving it. I need not tell you that
congress did come to our temporary relief,
aud that a very large inroad has been made
in the amount appropriated, and that cases
of destitution are increasing daily, so that
early in December we may expect to bo
thrown upon our own resources cntirelv,
or the people must suffer greatly, unless
we can again get congress to come to our
assistance. I deem it to bo a matter of
great importance that your honorable
bodies should draw up and pass, a
proper memorial address to the
president, at the earliest moment
practicable, so that he may in his message
to congress, early in December, invite at
tention to our needs In tins connection,
it is proper for me to state that wo have
not been successful in preventing a great
many people from drawing rations from
the relief boards, who might get aloug
without doing so, notwithstanding the
great care and pains exercised by the
various boards. It is thought by those in
charge that when there are two distribut
ing points there should also be two dis
tributing boards. This refers to Payne,
Oklahoma and Kingfisher counties.
Trusting the foregoing will receive
your prompt and careful consideration, I
am, very respectfully,
"Geo. . Steele, Governor.
Another abortive wrestle with the ques
tion of taxing railroads was had by the
council this morning.
The matter was referred back to the
committee of the whole, with instructions
to report In the morning.
The council went into committee of the
whole to resume consideration of Okla
homa Brown's bill for the protection of oc
cupying claimants of public lands or lots.
Legislation proceeded on this bill with
As changed and amended by the com
mittee it is as follows;
Where a person qualified under the laws
of the fnited States to settle upon pcblic
land, makes settlement upon land or town
lots in good faith, and the determination
is against him, he shall be entitled to the
value of his improvements, and shall not
be deprived of pose-ion until the pro
visions of the act have been complied with.
He must file bis petition or counter
claim within sixty days after the deter
mination, and the petition mast set forth
the judgment of the land officers ag&init
him, the circumstances under which he
made the improvements, their value, and
the value of the land without the improve
ments. The issues most be tried a9 in ordinary
actions, and if the Talae of improve meats
or land is ia controversy the value ot tuce
must be fixed by the jorj and conrt.
The claimant'may pay into court the
value of the improvements at a time fixed
bv the court. On failure to do this, the
plaintiff may take the property oo paying
into court the value of the land. If tbfa
t not done withm a reasonable tise tiwy
skttll be seaauts in common each hotdtoz
an lateral projwrticcdte to the raise ey
NEWS OF THE DAY FROM
his property, and may maintaia an
action for partition.
A purchaser in good faith under a
judicial or tax sale shall have color of
title, whether the person selling had au
thority or not. The rights of such pur
chaser shall pass to his assignee or rep
resentative. Any person has color of title who has oc
cupied the land for five years, and has im
proved the land with the knowledge or
consent of the owner, or where he has
paid the county tax for any one year after
two years have elapsed without the own
er's repayment or proffer ot repayment,
and such occupancy is continued up to the
time of suit lor recovery. But nothing
shall be construed to give tenants color of
title against landlords.
The claimant to the land shall be entitled
to the rental vnlue of the land lu the con
dition It was before the improvements
were placed on it, which shall be set so
against the value of tho improvement.
In this shape the bill was passed and tho
council took a recess.
After recess the council passed the bill
against carrying weapons, except by of
ficers on duty. The tine lor the lirst viola
tion is from $100 to $300 and imprison
ment from thirty to sixty days; for the
second, $500 and six months imprisonment.
A bill forbidding the sale of arms to
minors, aud requiring dealers to keep a
list of purchasers aud publish it once in
three months was pas-xea.
A bill was passed relating to homicide,
requiring the defense or justification of in
sanity to be supported by a preponderance
of evidence, as in civil cases, and defining
"a reasonable doubt." It does not. allow
evidence of temporary aberration.
Th council concurred in the amend
ments to council bill No. 26. locating coun
ty seats, aud also house bill No. 4S, as
amended by the house.
Ten o'clock found twenty members in
Prayer by the chaplain.
Tho journal was read and apDroved.
A communication from the council was
received, asking for another conference
Messers Daniels, Neal and Farn3vorth
Council bill No. 25, nn act to locate the
county seats of tho several counties of tho
territory of Oklahoma was taken up.
Mr. Daniels moved that the bill be con
sidered engrossed and read the second
Mr. Terrill opposed this.
Mr. Daniels Iefc the bill goto a second
reading, and then it can be amended.
Mr. Terrill moved that the bill btt-re-committed
to the committer.
Mr. Terrill It thegenttemau wants a
row ho can- get It. I propose to hold this
Mr. Daniels I am ready for it.
Mr. Terrill read from tho organic act,
showiug that it is unconstitutional to pass
special legislation. Here he produced a
long petition containing 800 names, asking
that the county seat bo located at Perkins.
Mr. Matthews Is Mr. Terrill going to
occupy tho floor all the time; if so, let the
rest ot us go home.
Mr. Clark Tho attempt to cyclone th.s
bill through this house shows that some
thing is wrong. Wo want fair play. We
want to substitute tho name of Perkins for
Stillwater for ;the reason that it is the
center of the jcounty. We have nearly
seven-eighths of the voters of our county.
Mr. Tntt I am not particularly inter
ested in this bill; but, as tho gentlemnn
has not shown fairness, I shall vote for a
Mr. Neal I think there Is a way out of
this matter, and I move as a substitute for
all motions, that tho bill be recommitted,
and the committee be required to report
Mr. Daniels The act that has been cited
was passed a number of years ago.
Mr. Talbot I see no reason why this bill
should be recommitted.
Mr. Wimborly The gentleman asks
what object wg'havo in staving off the
bill. I say to kill the bill. Discussion
avails nothing here. Every man knows
how he is going to vote.
Mr. Dumels I will withdraw my mo
tion. Mr. Neal If I understand the gentle
man, 1 will withdraw my motion; but
with the distinct understanding that it
shall be made a special order for some
Mr. Farnsworth was in favor of recom
mittal. Mr. Waggoner I move, ns a substitute,
thnt the bill be considered section by suc
Mr. Wagner moved that section 2 be
adopted us printed.
Mr. Dunlels objected to any amendment,
as that would send the bill back to the
Mr. Terrill called for the original bill, as
acting on the com- of the bill as engrossed,
was to make fools of themselves.
Mr. Talbot moved, as a substitute, that
section 2 be adopted as in the engrossed
Mr. Campbell moved, an a substitute,
to strike out the entire section. Iost.
The section, as in the engrossed bill, was
Mr. Wimberly moved the substitution
of El Reno for risco.
A motion to adjourn was lost.
Mr. Daniels moved the previous ques
tion. A call of the house was moved by Post.
The motion to strike ont Frisco and ln
Bert El Reno was lost, 18 to 4.
A motion was made to indefinitely post
pone action ou council bill No. i5.
It was moved that this motion be laid
on the table. Carried, 13 to 9.
The houe proceeded with the discuss
ion of council bill No. 20.
There were no changes, except that in
Canadian county the county vit of that
county was changed from El Rono to
The bill was passed, with one amend
ment. House WH No. 41, watr rights and irri
gation, was then considered.
After an hour's discussion the house ad
journed. KINGFISHER EXCITED.
Special rHM.tch to Ui4 Dftltr Htcle.
Kisgfimiek, Ok., Nov. 11. Great exelte-
! meat prevails here over the pas-sae of the
bill locating the capital at kingftsaer.
Real estate has advanced 25 percent today.
The city is full of real estate dealers and
speculators. It has beoa a regular holi
day. MONEY FOR A SLAVE.
KassasCity, Mo., Nor. 1L An Jater
esting relic of slavery days is tee eaB of
Elizabeth Rous against Thomas F. StxMi
cr and others, the executors of Elijah
Harvey, decea-d. The case wa appealed
from Linn county. The Atateraset ?
forth that in the month of February, 1650.
Elijah Harvey gave to his daughter, Mr
BoUh, upon ber inrou;e. or
soon thereat tor, a egro girl. a
.slave, whom Mrs. BoUs retained
for a number of years afterward.
The slaTe fisally became nagororaaUe
and sue was pot up for vile. Harry
offered to take Iwck toe irirl and either
give his daughter tae choice of two other
"ia-res, or at or before his dMth pay 7
for her. The slav was returned upoa
these terms. Harvey died la H7 without
having fulfilled eoatract. either by girieg
ber another .slave or paying the iff A. The
ca&e was takes to the eoura aud he waa
zivea iudgmeut for tb amount, and th
appeal taen to toe eonit of apfttiafe
sustained tae jucgmeoi ot me lower
CreiKrKAT!. O.. Kirti 13. Gos-en
Campbell is much improve! today, aad to
u txjficvMl that all Ugr of a attach of
jmmmoitki ha pt&sd away Urn wm afcio
to sh c? fbra shvzt Slat tSs isgyafcs,
A RESUME OF THE MISHAPS AXD
MISFORTUNES OF A DAY.
A Sensational Shooting Affray at a
Georgia Fair by Southern
Another Idiotic Letter Oonoooted by tho
English Murderer, Birchall Tha Pris
oner Still Claims to be Innocent.
A Maa Irozsn to Death in Armour's
Kansas City Ice Plant A Coaplo of
Railway Collisions Fifty Persons
Drowned by the Capsizing
of a Perry-Boat.
Columscs, Ga., Nov. 11. A terrihla
sensational tragdv occurred today on tho
racetrack at the Chnttahoohce Valley ex
position, now in progress in this city,
which created iutenso excitement, owing
to the prominence of the parties involved.
Among the attractions of the day wns a
gentlemeu's trotting race, in which sevoral
well-known gentlemen entered. Among
them was T. C. Dawson, of Glennvillv,
Ala. There were probably 15.000 persous
on the grounds, and tho grand stand was
nacked with Indies and children. Immed
iately after the close of tho race,
Dawson drove Into tho open
space immediately in tho rear of
tho judges' stand, directly opposite tho
grand stand, anil got out of his sulky. In
a few seconds thu crowd was startled by
tho report of a pistol and the sight of
Dawson running pursued by three men,
who were firing at him. Dawson was seen
trying t got his pistol from his pocket as
ho ran, and as soon as he secured tho
weapou, he turned on his pursuers and re
turned tho fire. Some thirteen shots lu all
were tired. Dawson full and expired in
such a public phico that many imagined it
Avasasham fitihtontho wild west order.
and this alone prevented a panic. As soon
H3 it was Known mat it wa.s a rtxu iragcuy.
the grand stand was deserted by the crowd
of ladies. I'olico woro quickly on tho
ground, and arrested tho three men. wno
were Dick and Robert Howard, brothers,
and their brother-in luw, James Bicker
staff. There were four balls In Dawson, two of
which Inflicted fatal wounds. The omimi
of the shooting had its origin in a. family--trouble.
Dawson married and duswrted a
Miss Howard, sister of thu two mon
named. Tho parties all Imivo strong
friends. Tin prisoners have suoured
eminent counsel and refused to talk fur
ther than to claim that they were justified
in their act, and ask suspension ot puono
nninion. Dawson was a son of Hon. W.
C. Dawson, a prominent and wealth v citi
zen of Alabama, now residing lu Kufaula.
Tho Howards belong to ouo of the boat
aud moat respectable families lu Gtiorgiu.
Woodstock. Ont.. Nov.
letter concerning the Reiiwell murder hai
been received. The handwriting-is pinched
and unlike that of Illrchall. It is signed
by J. 11. Litchfield, and Ls dated Buffalo,
There Ls no such name in the .Buffalo di
rectory. In effect the letter fays:
I "I have w.dted to glvu Birchall his last
i chance to defend himself from the deqth
that now awaits him for the crim&of
which he Is Innocent. I am a mmbor of
the conspiracy who dealt with moneyed
Englishm--n. who were brought out hero
to bo roblKMl of their wealth, mid which
also had an office in Coruhill, London, mi
til the arrest of Birchall."
The letter then goes on to say that this
Rchumo was in working order previous to
BirchaH's coming to this country, and
that four of his party were at the .swamp
when Ben well and Birchall cumu along ou
February 7. They met them and tried to
induce Benwell to swear to assist them iu
the busluesH, or he would bo killed. "Ben
well would not listen and we shot him, and
cut hi.s name from his clothing. We then
told Birchall to got out of tae country,
and gave him what articles wo had takun
from Benwell. Wo told Birchall we bad
chloroformed Benwell, and ho did not
know he had been murdered."
The writer says: "As sura a Birohnll
dies not one bourd shall bi lft of tho
buildings of the Jurymen who sont him
there. We have Judg Mc.Mahon upotted,
and should we have to wreck a train to
murder mm, we will, and we hereby notify
him of the death awaiting htm aud thu
jurymen abo. If lilrcnuli l hung, it will
make two men executed for our deels l
hideMMie undergoing life Impriaotiuient."
M.rch;ill coutilltlttH to DfotrtHt his llinC-
ceoce of in actual idayiug of Beuwell and
wy the inTUTT in which the tragedy la
enshrouded will bo cleared up before long.
He believe that Beiiwell's watoh will yet
be foui.d, and he volunteers the Informa
tion thnt the iiiurdorod man was not killed
where ha was found.
A STRANGE ACCIDENT.
KAKBA8 ClTT, Mo., Nov. 11. Gwrgo
Youtigman, englnr of Armour lc
plaut,"met with a peoiillsr aockisut today
that may cost htm bki life. H wutiW
the freezing room to fix oo of the pipe,
through which the ernporatog go art
conducted. By sorao iniMafce he broke the
pipe, and a large quantity of comprwwed
go escaped, and ah it expandad. rendered
the engineer unconscious. At the aamti
time the gas lowered the temporatnre of
the room to a point below zero. W hen
lb engineer recovered his setwes, he wa4
barvly able to erawl out of the room. Ha
had bMi frozen nearly to deato. The at
tending physleiani soy he cannot reooter.
IxK POK, Nov. 1L A collision occurred
Ulayou the Great Western railway al
Norton, FHzwarren station, near Taunton,
UjiwMi a gooda train and a special train
from Plymouth, which was conveying tha
pKAngers from the sUsamer Norham Cas
tle, which bail jut arrived at Plymouth
from Umi Cape of Good Hop Ten P?
gr were killed and eight injured. Tha
ooodttlou of the injured u serioua.
HTAS.ti, Ma., pi'ov. IL A eoffisbra
btweefi a paAwnger train and a eooatnxe
tioo train occurred near Yarmotb this
morning. Nose wre killed, but about
afletNi porsoaa were braked and scalded.
VtEfjf x. Nov. W A ferry boat capsized
in the river Waag. near Btetrtw today,
and ityHT rattU were rfrewnrdL It
wa oTenoaded with zsti, wagous atul
THE PULLMAN PATENT SUIT.
'Chicago. Not. IL Judge Grwhom and
IHMgeti this montlsg look up aa apotto
Uan Toe a jKudmiaary tojonctioa m Ikt
rawi prtHt llUgaUoft brought hy
the Pallman Palace Car company agalsnt
W a Wbb. prwidool ot the Warner Car
company, th Lake shore and MfcaJsati
SouUMrro Kail war company, and tit
Mjcoigaa C'Btral Railroad oompaar. la
rt;rd in th4 oontrover U a pXml
bwiMtl May U. I&d. to Gears: X Pilmaa
far improviMna in a flii rmilbaUt oav
sacUon lor railway carx. A charge
made that the defendant have mrtnel
to valnabte patent, asd heahtw aa In
junction to mscnsin innhnr ktCrtnfsesH,
n acumntln In sooglK. XnthJng m
dsVwtbia ttmrmkmz SMpt th nsaJUf nf
totes mi both imT tc d'h. ffl but
tajr severs! 4at.