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VOL. XIV, NO 1.
WICHITA KANSAS, TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER IS, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 2034
CONFIDENCE RESTORED IN THE
NEW YORK STOCK MARKET.
A Steady Improvement in Values
Now Looked for on a
Settlers in the Northwest Becoming
Alarmed Over the Threatening Aspect
Assumed by the Messiah Lunacy,
Charles Stewart Parnell the Irish Leader
Convicted of Adultery A Demand for
His Withdrawal from the Leader
ship of His Party The
Knights of Labor.
New York, Nov. 17. The stock market
today, after having time to recover from
the scare of Saturday, was much less
active than for any day for the past two
weeks; and the evident return of confidence
caused a slow but material advance in
values all along the lino, notwithstanding
the fact that there were great variations
find a feverish feeling throughout the
entire day. There were two more failures
announced, both due to the shrinkage in
values. Hut they had but slight effect,
the failure of Gregory & Ballou serving
to keep Missouri Pacific down behind the
rest of the list, as it was understood that
the firm was heavily long of the stock.
The sales under the rule at one time were
about all the business done; but they were
all cleared away before noon, and later,
when it became evident that no more
failures wore to bo announced, the buvinc
assumed a more confident front, and the
upward movement in values was accelerat
ed. Today's developments show con
clusively that the market has for a long
time been largely oversold, anil that bids
and ostensible purchases were made by
1 ho bears when the numberof stocks called
for could not be obtained in the market.
The general opinion seems to be that it is
now only a question with investors of
getting stocks at present prices, as the
feeling of insecurity has almost subsided,
and that a steady improvement may now
be looked for on a goud basis.
NOTES OF THE DAY.
Nkw York, Nov. 17. High London
quotations, and the buying of stocks by
London houses, caused a partial return of
confidence in the stock market this morn
ing, and this was increased by an under
standing that Jay Gould, D. O. Mills, the
Yanderbilts, and other important inter
ests, would join hands in giving support
to prices. It was also stated that a laree
t)ool, in which Gould was interested, had
been a heavy buyer of Northern Pacific.
A special dispatch from London says
that the Barings declare their financial
position to be sound now, as the banks
nave guaranteed the three years' support.
The firm will realize 4,000,000 surplus.
They now hold 8.tf00,()0;) of the best com
mercial paper in the world, and their total
liability is .21,000,000. It is conceded that
while they wore embarrassed, by the steady
depression In Argentines to a considerable
extent, the principal and precipitating
cause of their trouble was Russia's with
drawal of 5,000,000 in all from tho lirst
Tho North Kiver bank has been unable
to raise the sum necessary to continue bus
iness. Two of the Wall street banks refuse
to allow the bank to clear through the
clearing house until it shall cover into its
treasury enough actual cat-h to meet all
deposits. There is a deficiency, caused by
nshriukage iu securities of 10,000.
and thinks tho Sioux were the most east
ern Indians present.
"Ho says that he first heard of the new
Christ at the Arapahoe (Shoshone) agency,
where he and twelve other Cheyennes went
on a visit last fall An Arapahoe Indian,
named Sage, who had been to tho south
western country, in 1888, told them that
there was a new Christ arisen for the In
dians; where he would be found, and ex
plained his doctrine to them. Sage's
story related, Porcupine says, to the man
he himself afterwards saw near "Walker
lake. Porcupine goes on to say
that he and the other Chey
ennes were much interested, and
determined to see this Messiah; but as all
could not go so far, nine of the Cheyennes
were sent back to the Tongue river reser
vation to tell the people what they had
heard. Porcupine and the other Cheyennes
went on. When they got to Utah they
received large accessions to their caravan,
Indians joining them in groups at different
points on the route: so that when the final
meeting took place at Walker lake, to hear
the Christ speak, there was as near as he
could estimate several hundred Indians
present, including women and children.
"He especially insists that the teachings
of the new Christ were in the interest of
peace, good order and industr3 on the part
of the Indians. I asked him if he could
explain how it was then, that certain Indi
an tribes had made this new doctrine a ba
sis for neglecting their crops, indulging in
demoralizing dances, aud even in disorder,
as had been the case on certain reserva
tions. His answer is so shrewd, and touch
es so nearly the probable explanation of
the facts, that I recorded it, Ho said that
the Indians who had gone to hear this new
Christ with him had gone hoping to
hear him preach some incendiary
doctrine, and that they were disappointed
at hearing that the new creed required
them to do simple work and behave them
selves; so that being known by their peo
ple to have visited this new Messiah, they
concluded on their return home not to re
late strictly what this man had told them,
but to put into his mouth doctrines more
agreeable to the Indians. 'Theso men,
said Porcupine, are all liars, and they are
responsible for any trouble that occurs,
not the new Messiah.'
"The above comprises all tho additional
information gathered from Porcupine him
self. It may be added that he claims the
ability, in case of trouble on account of
tins uciioi on any reservation, to put a
stop to it, if called on to do so."
A STOCK TRAIN GOES THROUGH A
An Unknown Number of Men at
the Muddy Bottom of the
A Boiler Explosion in a Stove Pactory Ells
Three Men and -"rightfully
A Boat Load of Harvest Hands 0apsize3
With Terrible Loss of Life An Engi
neer Killed in a Freight
Wreok Other Accidents
THE INDIAN MESSIAH
Settlers Becoming Alarmed at the New
Phase of the Religious Graze.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Nov 17. The
Journal's Mnndan, N. D., special says:
Fuporintendent Green at the Hiversido
ranch, whoso range is between Maudau
and tho Sioux reservation, came in this
morning, having become alarmed at tho
behavior and siillcnness of tho Indians,
who aro coming north well armed with
I wo guns each and plenty of ammunition,
and have passed through this town, pre
sumably en route to stir up. the Indians on
tho reservations north. Citizens are com
ing iu from tho south, and begging tho
citizens to stir up the authorities at Wash
ington. Enough Indians are now travel
ing about this section to run off all the
cattlo and kill half the settlers in the
A friendly Indian brings a warning from
the Sioux reservation. He says there is
the greatest danger here; that the Indians
propose to attack Fort Abraham Lincoln,
knowing that there are but fifty soldiers
there. Then they propose to capture
Mnndan, and massacre tho citizens aud
burn tho town. The greatest alarm pre
vails among tho people here. It is reported
that the Indian police at Standing Rock
have lorn off their badges and revolted.
GFNERAL MILKS' VIEWS.
Washington, Nov. 17, A telegram from
General Miles was received this morninc
by Major General Schofield saying that
there eems to be no danger with the Sioux
Indians at the Rosebud nnd other agen
cies. Tho Indians remain restless, how
ever, and are exciting themselves by fre
quent war dances, and are still looking for
tne coming of the Messiah who is to ext or
dinate the white man. The Indian
rirophets are doing everything to srimu
nte the excitement. The failure of tho
Messiah, however, to appear on specified
flatus, has had a somewhat depressing ef
fect upon their efforts. Now it is predict
ed that he will appear in December, the
date not being definitely fixed, in view of
past failures at accurate prediction. Gen
eral Miles believes that when the next
falluro is recorded tho influence of tho
prophets upon the Indians already badly
nhakeu will he substantially destroyed.
He is certain that there is no danger of
trouble this winter, but if the presont
spirit of restlessness and the agitation is
continued, next spring may witness an
Dut break. Every precaution has been
taken by the military authorities to
Jtroinptly suppress an outbreak, if it
Miould occur. Troops in adequate num-
lers have been .stationed at points of
threatened trouble, and Genorai Rugers'
t jsit has had a salutary effect tipon the
THE CAUSE OF THE TROUBLE.
Chicago, Nov. 17. Gen. Miles has re
ceived from the post adjutant at Fort Cus
ter, Mont., the following report of Lieut.
F C. Robertson, relative to the new re
ligious belief at the Cheyenne agencv:
Ou my arrival at the agoncy, savs
Lu-ut. Robertson. 'I put melf in immed
iate communication with Porcupine, the
apostle of tho new religion among tho
Cheyennes, aud with Big Beaver, who ac
companied him oa his visit to the new
Christ at Walker lakt?, Nev., last vear. I
held a lengthy talk with Porcupine and
Big Beaver. The former was almost en
tirely the spokesman, Big Beaver inerelv
corroborating his statements
'Porcupine, when questioned as to the
identity of the sixteen or eighteen tribes
who were at the Walker lake meeting
last year, said that they included Cliev
ennes, Sioux, Arapahoes, Crows. Uros
Ventres, N.ivajoes, Sheep Eaters, Ban
nocks and some other tribes whose names
Le did not know. He said all of the Utah
Indians had been there, and had left be
fore his arrival. He is sure t here wore nn
uibes from the Indian territory present. I
PABNELL POMP GUILTY.
The Leader of the Irish Home Eule Party
Convicted of Adultery.
London, Nov. 17. The trial of tho
O'Shea divorce case continued in the di
vorce court this morning before Justice
Butt and the special jury. The petitioner
presented furthor evidence to prove the
charges he makes against his wife and Mr.
The first witness called was a servant
who had worked at the O'Shea home at
the lime Captain O'Shea charges that Mr.
Parnell was paying clandestine visits to
his wife. She testified that Mrs. O'Shea
and Parnell were on one occasion locked
in the drawing room. Mrs. O'Shea after
wards explained that the locking of the
door was essential to the safety of Mr.
Parnell. as a number of members of secret
societies were prowl i s. about tho vicinity.
She also told the witness to deny that
Parnell visited the house.
Another servant testified that Mrs.
O'Shea and Parnell were locked together
in a room until after midnight.
This closed the evidence, and as neither
the respondent nor the co-respondent made
nnj- defense, the case was given to the
jury, who returned a verdict that adultery
had been committed by Mrs. O'Shea and
Parnell, and that there had been no con
nivance on the part of Captain O'Shea.
The court granted a decree of divorce,
without costs to the petitioner, nnd also
awarded him the custody of the minor
TVILL PARNELL RETIRE ?
LONDON, Nov. 17. The daily Telegraph
publishes Parnell's political obituary. It
says he must cease.ior the present at least,
to lead the Nationalist party.
It is reno. led that tho followers of Mr.
Parnell do not desire him to retire unless
by his own volition, in which event the
leadership of the Irish parry will be vested
in a commission, of which Mr. Justiu
McCarthy will be president.
Tho general belief is that Parnell will
retire Irom active public life for a time, at
least, and that Mr. Dillon will take the
leadership of the Irish parliamentary
party. Mr. Gladstone, it is alleged, would
prefer to deal with some one as leader of
tho home rulers whose private character
is not a subject of unfavorable gossip, and
it is also declared that the Irish Catholic
priests will demand that the leader of their
people shall bo a morally clean man. There
will probably be no occasion for any con
troversy over this point, as Mr. Parnell
has himself taken the initiative, accord
ing to the trustworthy sources, toward ac
cepting tho suggestive chauges of leader
ship. THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR.
DENVER, Colo., Nov. 17. It is learned
tonight from very good authority that the
trouble in the Anights ot Labor assembly,
which has existed since Saturday morning,
was caused by the discovery of an attempt
to use the order for political purposes. It
is claimed that some of the executive offi
cers, during tho last campaign, caused
circulars to bo issued and scattered over
the state of Pennsylvania, requesting the
Anights to vote for Pnttison tor governor.
nnd that in other states the same means
were used. Those delegates opposed to
tho organization knowing any party
nolitics as a body demand a satisfactory
explanation of the matter, while those
favoring the courso alleged to have been
pursued wine to its support. The debate
became very heated, but tonight it is
suited that satisfactory explanations have
been given, and th matter is settled.
At this evening's session Mr. Powderly
was unanimously elected grand master
workman; Hugh Cavenaugh, of Cincin
nati, general worthy foreman, nnd J.
Lowry secretary and treasurer. Tho assem
bly passed a resolution continuing Mr.
Powderly's salary of $5,000 per annum, but
upon a motion of Mr. Powdcrlv the reso
lution was reconsidered and the amount
reduced to $3,500. Adjourned until tomorrow.
KANSAS ClTT, Mo., Nov. 17. At 6:30
o'clock this morning, a freight train of six
cars and nn engine on the Kansas City,
Wyandotte and Northwestern railway,
just entering tho city from Beatrice, Neb.,
plunged through a bridge and into the
muddy depths of the Kaw river, near its
mouth in Kansas City, Kan. No one
knows how many persons were on board,
but there may have been anywhere from
twelve to thirty, so far as the names are
known of those who were rescued. The
list of saved comprises only four members
of the train crew, and one or two colored
men who were riding across the bridge.
The list of killed and wounded so far as
known is as follows:
Killed Fred Allen, fireman, Lawrence,
Kan.; Henry Coleman (colored), Kansas
City, Ivan.; will Crawford (colered), Kan
sas Citv, Kan.; Henry Williams, Kansas
The latter three were employed at Ar
mour's packinghouse, aud were riding to
Injured Christian Patch, Kansas City,
Kan., engineer, badly cut and bruised;
Thomas Milligan, Knnsas City, Kan.,
badly bruised; S. V. Smith, Latham, Kan.,
stockman, badly bruised; L. Latimore
(colored), Kaunas City, Kan., three ribs
broken; Piuckuey Harrod, conductor,
Kansas City, Kan., slightly bruised; T. W.
Watchliff, brakemnn, Kansas City, Kan.,
The following list of the missing is fur
nished by Armour's. All these were seen
to get aboard the train, and as they did
not put in an appearance at their places of
work, or at their homes, it is feared they
Missing Ralph Fay, elevator man at
Armour's; Fred Bell, pipe-fitter at Ar
mour's; Ed Burke, pipe-litter at Armour's;
Frank W. Wall, packer at Armonr's;
Dave Brown, beef killer at Armour's.
Three tramps who boarded the train some
distance up the road are also missing. All
the missing are supposed to have been
killed and their bodies" are now probably
confined in the wreckage.
Tho accident occurred on the middle of
the Kansas City, Wyandotte and North
western bridge spanning the Kaw north
of the cable and water works bridge. Just
before reaching the bridge nine colored
men were seen to board the train, while
two wero seen riding on the pilot. The
train had crossed the first span to the
south, and was half way across the second,
when, without an instant's warning, and
with a sudden plunge, the engine went
downward and disappeared beneath the
surface of the water. One after another
the six cars of the train dashed down upon
the engine, each striking with a deafening
crash and sinking at once beneath the
water. The caboose was the 011I3' car that
did not disappear below the water, and
coal from the stove within it set fire to it
and it was soon consumed.
The work of rescue began immediately
by those who had witnessed the disaster,
and those who had been attracted to the
spot by the crash and the glare of the
burning caboose. Several of the colored
men who were riding to their work, and
all of the train's crew, excepting the fire
man, were taken from the wreckage, to
which they were found clinging. The task
of regaining the dead bodies was then be
gun, and those mentioned above as dead
were recovered. The search fpr the others,
supposed to have been drowned, will be
No cause can be assigned for the disaster
beyond inherent weakness of the structure.
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
Canton, His., Nor. 17. The most hor
ible tragedy in the annals of Fulton county
was enacted at Utica, a village ten miles
southeast of Canton. Philip L. Smith, a
farmer 60 years of age, had for some time
been jealous of his wife, aged 50 years.
Mrs. Smith had been absent from home
attending a sick daughter-in-law. On her
return this morning Mr. Smith at once be-
fan a quarrel and throwing her to the
oor severely choked her. Mrs. Smith got
away from him and ran into the yard.
Smith seized a Winchester rifle and fol
lowed her, firing four shots into hbr body.
When she fell Smith went back into the
house, exchanged tho gun for a revolver
and returned to the side of his wife. Ascer
taining that she was dead, he laid down
by her side, placed-the muzzle of the revol
ver in his mouth and blew out his brains.
Smith was a most desperate character. No
less than four peisons have been killed by
A Crowd in aPlorida Town Engage in .in
Indiscriminate Shooting Affray.
Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 17. At Red
dick, a small town on the Florida South
ern railroad, fifteen miles north of Ccala,
George Sanders, a white man, went into
L. P. Thaggard's store, and after flourish
ing a revolver around very carelessly, fired
a shot at Ned Roux. one of the clerks. The
shot did not take effect. E. R. Williams
and John Friday, who were standing near,
succeeded in flooring Sanders.
A negro who entered just as the scuffle
began and had no idea of the cause of it
rushed across the street to Sanders' store
nnd told his brother Bob that two white
men were trying to kill George. Bob
seized his gun and rushed into Thaggard's
store and began firing right and left. Two
shots hit Williams and he fell mortally
wounded; another struck a negro and he
fell dead; still another hit John Friday,
but did not make a serious wound, and
the last shot struck a negro woman who
came in the door and had no intimation of
what was going on inside. She is not be
lieved to be badly hurt.
George Sanders escaped during the firing
and rushed out of the front door when a
charge of bird-shot from an unknown
assailant was lodged in his face, making
only slight flesh wounds. A minute later
Bob Sanders having exhausted his
ammunition, turned to go out of the store,
but some one in the rear nobody knows
who fired a charge of buckshot at him. It
was lodged in his'side, abdomen and loins.
By this time the whole population,
about 250, was on the street and witnessed
the excitement prevailing. Somebody got
the telegraph operator to wire to Ocala for
help but George Sanders heard of it and
threatened the life of the operator if he
sent any message. The young man left
his instrument and went home, con
sequently there was no news until htis
Just after dark Deputy Sheriff Sellers
arrived from Ocala with a posse of twenty
two men. He arrested George Saunders
and subsequently lodged him in jail at
Ocala. Bob was sent there in charge of a
physician with the sheriff's guard. He will
probably die within twenty-four hours.
Quiet was at last restored and the sheriff
and posse returned to Ocala early this
Williams, the first man shot by Bob
Saunders, lingered until 1 o'clock today,
when he died iu great agony. He was a
very prominent citizen of the county. Of
these two Saunders brothers, George is a
merchant and Bob a railroad contractor.
There was the wildest excitement in
Ocala from 9 o'clock yesterday until mid
night and a report was circulated that a
race difficulty was taking place inReddick
and the local reserves were called out to
proceed there if needed. w is quiet today.
A GOSSIPY BUDGET FROM SOUTH OF
THE KANSAS LINE.
A Gang of Horse-Thieves Arrested by
Deputy United States
Complaint at the Failure of the Legislature
to Empower the Commissioners to
Pay County Indebtedness.
The Official Result of the Late Election for
Delegate to Congress Proceedings
of the Legislature for the
Day Guthrie Society
The Story of the Country's Business as
Told by the Banks.
Boston, Mass., Nov. 17. The following
table compiled from dispatches from the
managers of the leading clearing houses of
the United States shows the gross ex
changes for the week ending Nov. 17.
IKK), with rates per cent of increase or de
crease, as compared with the correspond
ing week in 18S9:
THE LONDON MARKET'
London, Nov. 17. A representative of
the Associated Press today visited the
house of Bariug Bros. Ss Co. Everything
was quiet about their place of busiuess and
there were no internal or external signs of
disturbance. The members of the firm
stated thnt all their acceptances and other
liabilities will be met as thev fall due.
They also said that the position of the
firm with the bank of England at its back,
is stronger now than over before.
The troubles of the banking house of
Baring Bros. & Co. caused less anxiety in
Paris than in Berlin, where anxious fears
were entertained regarding the outcome of
London, Nov. 17. After the official
close, business ou the stock exchange had
a decidedly better tendency, prices raliyiug
from tho worst points, but still leaving a
general decline for the day. Speculative
dealings were scarce, few venturing to
operate, in view of the uncertain aud crit
ical condition of tho market. The banks
supporting the Barings now propose to
guarantee the whole 15,000,000 of accept
ances. The management of Baring Broth
ers is expected to go into commission.
Lord Revelstoke. the head of the firm and
a director of the Bank of England, with
draws as chief, although he will contiuue
to advise the other members of the firm.
A MISSING STEAMER.
BOSTON, Nov. 17v The Warren line
steamer, Kansas, which sailed from Liver
pool for Boston, November 1. has not Insen
sighted and it is feared she has met with
some mishap. She carried 120 steerage
A TERRIBLE EXPLOSION.
READING. Pa., Nov. 17. A terrible acci
dent took place at Mertztown, this county,
at 7 o'clock this morning, which resulted
in the death of three men and the serious
injury of five others. While the employes
of Edward Trexler's stove factory were
preparing to start work for the day, and
tne engineer was getting up steam in the
boiler, one of the large boilers exploded.
The building was completely wrecked, and
Henry Epler, aged 21; Sasswan Hilbert,
aged 25; and Charles Oswald, aged 45,
were killed. Among the most seriouslv
injured are; Samuel Epler, Samuel Delorg
and Charles Albert. All were terribly
scalded, and Epler, Delong and Albert had
limbs broken. The exact cause of the ex
plosion is not known. The force of the
concussion was felt for a distance of five
miles. The bodies of the killed were hor
ibly mangled. All seven of the injured
were standing in the boiler house when
the explosion occurred.
LONDON, Nov. 17. A ship having on
board a party of laborers and a large num
ler of animnls, en route to the Island of
Brazza, where they were to be employed
in the olive harvests, was capsized off the
Dalmatian coast by a sudden heavy gust
of wind. All on board were thrown into
the sea and the capsized vessel was soon
surrounded by a struggling mass of men
and animals. A number of bonis put out
from the shore and succeded in rescuing
several human beings and twenty-four
animnls. Thirty-eight persons and one
hundred animals perished.
AN ENGINEER KILLED.
Wllmlnfrton, Del .....
Outside New York.
Amount Inc. Dec.
l,VCSU.q 38.21. .
I sujnj&u 19-oi
Washington, Nov. 17. Reports received
at Marine hospital bureau headquarters
through the state department of the pro
gress of cholera abroad, show that at Alep
po cases are becoming daily more numer
ous. Thirty-eight " cases and nineteen
deaths were reported on October 7, the
latest date noted. At Gofa new cases are
continually occurring, while all the vil
lages around Aleppo and Orfa are infect-
Princeton, 111., Nov. 17. As two freight J1- -1 ne mo-f serious met noted in the
-o;.,.- , not.m ), ,i, ,r.i latest renort received from uonstantinnnlp
miles east of Princeton, a car left its for- ! f,tbat cholera has made its appearance at
ward truck aud jumped out toward the j Alexandria, the seaport of Aleppo. At
other train, resulting in the destruction of ! Hedjaz 4,lil deaths have occurred since
one locomotive and ionrteen cars and the ! J,,c ?Iy!emic broke out. lhe latest advices
killing of Engineer Kellv and the scalding i frm HSO, Japan, reports 239 cases amj
Special Dispatch to the Dally Eajle.
Guthrie, Ok., Nov. 17. Charles Grant,
Sid Priggen, Robert Mayes and William
Skggs have been arrested on tho charge
of horse stealing. They wero found with
nineteen head of horses in their possession
eight miles south of Arkansas City. They
were arrested by T. C. Taylor, deputy
United States marshal, Jessie Graham
and O. S. Severans. They claim that they
purchased the stock, but the brands cor
respond with those of the horses stolen.
Bill Balls was also arrested on the same
charge in Arkansas City, by L. T. Shock
ley, deputy United States marshaL
The grand jury of Logan county sits
again this morning. Up to date about
one hundred indictments have been
found, and more counties to hear from.
The district court of the First judicial
district of the territory of Oklahoma,
convenes this morning at Guthrie, Chief
Justice Green presiding.
Two hundred and eleven cases are dock
eted in the territorial court, nineteen
cases are docketed in the United States
court, and W. P. Meadows, United States
commissioner, has sixteen cases docketed.
The county commissioners throughout
Oklahoma are complaining bitterly of tho
dilatory action of the legislature in not
passing a bill permitting them to issue war
rants in payment of debts contracted for
the respective counties. As the matter
now stands no one will sell the counties
goods or perform work unless allowed to
put in exorbitant bills. The bills that
are accumulating are enormous, notwith
standing the fact that the county com
missioners are doing all in their power to
keep them down.
The judges and clerks of election of
Oklahoma county were paid today by tho
The secretary of the territory states that
advices from the department are to the
effect that the expenses of the election of
the delegate to congress will not be paid
by the United States but by tho territory.
The deputy United States marshal;
complain that the government is very slow
in paying them. This has ever Deen tho
case with Oklahoma deputy marshals,
and their duties are a thousand times
more perilous than those of the older
states. They certainly have not been
Wm. Greiffeinstein, of Wichita, is ex
pected on the first train, to identify his
horses. There is no doubt he will find
them in the herd recovered.
D. F White dropped dead Sunday near
Cottonwood bridge. Tho vordictof tho
coroner's jury was congestion of the lungs
ana neart lauure.
The canvass of the votes for delegate to
congress resulted as follows: Harvey,
4,393; McCoy, 2,446; Harvey, short term,
4,475; Matthews, 2,543. Crocker, long term,
1,529; Deihl, shore term, 1,464; total vote
cast for long term. 8,478; total vote cast for
Short time, 8,444: Harvey's plurality, 2,032.
Harvey carried all but Cleveland county.
The vote was convassed by Governor
Steele, Chief Justice Green and Secretary
The first town lot decisions were ren-
cered by the board today. Four decisions
were renuerea, ana in each case tne origi
nal and first settler was favored by the
board. Certificates issued by the Dyer
city government did not amount to any
thing more than occupancy. The decisions
Beem to give general satisfaction.
James W. Walters has been commis
sioned a notary public at Edmond. W. S.
Southers has been commissioned justice of
the peace at lienton. Uamel b. Marion
has been commissioned notary public at
Judge Warren G. Sayres, a member of
the Cherokee commission, spent Sunday
with the governor.
Chief Justice Green and family have ar
rived. Marshal Grimes has gone to Nebraska.
Mr. J. C. Robb and wife Sundayed in
from ML Carmel, I1L, and will make
Gnthrie their home for the present.
The wife and children of Maj. F J.
Simpson, chief clerk of the council, are in
the city and at home at the Hotel Noble.
Mr. and Mrs. John Cotteral will be at
home to their friends after this week in
their new cottage on Cleveland avenue.
The Heim Hose company will give a
dance in Assemblv hall Dec 3.
Miss Binnia Galloway has been appoint
ed an additional clerk of the council.
Mrs. Rock's history of Oklahoma is com
pleted and ready for sale at $2.50 a volume,
Miss Myrtle Meadows left for a visit to
her old home in Abbingtoe, 11L
The Ladies' Guild wUl give a Bat Trtj
this week. It will be the last entertain
ment until after advent.
The G. A. Rs. will rive n. calico hall the
20th of this month. Thev will bo assisted
by the leading people of Guthrie, and it is I
nopea a nice little sum will be realized, as
they are in need of funds.
A MANIAC'S WORK.
Marshalltown, la., Nov. 17. Marcena
Stone, a wealthy fanner living four miles
south-west of here, had a hired man, F. I
Peibeani. Yesterday morning after the
chores were done, the farmer and his hired
man sat down to read while awaiting
breakfast. Suddenly without provocation
or warning Pelbeam grasped a small blunt
hatchet, which he held secreted under his
coat, leaped to his feet and struck Stone a
violent blow on the top of his head. The
latter fell to the floor stunned and bleed
ing. The assailant repeated his attack,
dealing six more blows on tho head of his
At this juncture Mrs. Stone appeared
irom another room, and .fclbenm turned
upon her, struck her fivo times with the
hatchet and would doubtless have killed
but for the fact that her husband rallied
and seized him by the throat, keeping h!m
under subjection until neighbors who had
been aroused by tho screams of the woman
and the two small children arrived upon
Pelbeam fledt but a number of neigh
bors pursued him half a mile and captured
him, but found he had cut his own throat
with a pocket knife, but did not inflict a
necessarily fatal wound. Ho was brought
to town and jailed. He is evideutly insane.
The doctors say that Stone's wifo is
dangerously injured, but both will proba
SEWS OF INTEREST TO THE PEOPLE
OF THE SUNFLOWER STATE,
Senator Ingalls Confident of His Ke-
Election to the United
GoTentor Hums-raj's Annual TiaaksgiT-
ing Proclamation Another Alliance
-Can Gets a Seat in the Boom,
A Gang of Horse-Thie-M Arrested at
Arkansas Oitj Annual Visit of tho
National Board to tha Soldiers'
Home at Leavon worth Othar
Ne-3 and Notes,
The council met at 3 o'clock.
The liquor bills were considered In com
mittee of the whole, with Oklahoma
Brown's moderate license bill as a basis.
Mr. Linn moved to make the county
commissioners the licensing power, instead
of the district judge.
- Mr. Brown of Oklahoma It will throw
it right into politics.
Mr. Bixler There will be no division
and it can cut no figure in politics.
Mr. Brown They must decide who
shall receive license. I apply to the friend
The amendment was adopted.
DISTRESS IN NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 17. It Is useless to
longer attempt to conceal tho fact that in
several western counties many of tho seu
tiers are 111 a starving condition. Some
time since Governor Thayer appointed
several well known gentlemen to investi
gate the situation. Thoy visited several
counties aud report much destitution.
Their estimate is that there are in each of
these counties 5,000 people who are nearly
or quite destitute. The crop failure was
nearly compleie. Thoy hnvo little clothing
and only shorts nnd corn meal for food.
Fuel is very scarce add without money it
is difficult to get enough to keep comfort
able. They have no corn cobs even. After
mature deliberation tho railroads havo
agreed to furnish coal at tho cost at the
mines. They will haul ail the way freo
and the minus are from 200 to 500 miles
Several meetings have been hold In Lin
coln and presided over by Governor Thayer.
Active steps have been taken and relief
committees appointed. A systematic ar
rangement has been perfected and funds
nnd sunplies will be collected and forward
ed as rapidly as possible. A severe early
storm would doubtless result iu the death
by starvation nnd famine nnd from cold of
many unfortunate people. Tho people in
eastern Nebraska will come promptly to
Washington. Nov. 17. The following
pensions were granted today:
Original George Chapin, Constant;
Jlartm u. Jlonroe. bterilng: Jesse u. .Mies
lleloit; Samuel Hubbard, Springhill; John
Mayer, Great Bend; Royal Lafferty, Em
poria; John F. Bnll, Ceutralia; Henry E.
llyer, Banacordj John II. Hatchett, Mul
vanc: George " . Murdock, Garuett; Geo.
W. Barton, Pawnee Station.
Increase James P. lllncs, Hnddam;
Thomas Sarles, alias Gray Burlington;
Heber Sims, llnntoul; Michael W. Kevul,
Reissue Thomas M. Crawford, Fro
donin; Cornelius Cain. Winfleld.
Original widows, etc. Ursuli Lucretla,
widow of William E. Haight, Leaven
worth; Amanda J., widow of William II.
Wicks, Emporia; Annie, widow of William
Orleson, Junction City; minors of Sylves
ter Summers, East Leavenworth aud
Original James McKnighL
TorEKA, Kan., Nov. 17. Senator Ingnlls
arrived here from Atchison this morning.
He came here to consult with leading Re
publicans about his reelection. Ho declined
to talk about politics, farther than to say
that he would bo reelected without a
doubt. This opinion is shared by all tha
leading Republicans of the state.
Governor Humphrey Irenes his Annual
A CHILD'S PRESERVATION.
HlLLSBOUO, Tenn., Nov. 17 Last Sunday
morning about 8 o'ciock Bud Futta, nnd
wife, living on top of the Cumberland
mountains, near the Grundy aud Coffee
county line, went to Sunday Kchool, leav-1
iiik LiiiMi iuur Miiiui cuuureu hi noma.
While they were absent their little girl,
who is between 8 and 9 years old, and who
is deaf, dumb and an idiot, strayed awaj.
Search was made but without result. The
whole country became aroused and search
was prosecuted vlth vigor until Thurmlny
when the little one was found alive Rcvernl
miles from home, hhe had beon In the
woods four days and nights in a section of
country where beat-H, panthers and other
wild boasts abound, and yet she was un
harmed. The child was found on top of a
precipice and tracks along the top snowed
the child had narrowly escaped death sev
of the fireman. It took two wrecking
squads of about one hundred men seven
teen hours to clear the track. The dam
age is estimated at $10,000.
PlTTSBCRG. Kau., Nov. 17. The annual
electiou of the Pittsburg, Columbus &
Fort Smith railroad was held in this city
today, which resulted in the election of
the "following board of directors,: Col.
Alexander Warner, Connecticut; D. C.
Finn aud S. H. Smith, Baxter Springs; J.
Vail and E. Kelly, Ft. Smith; O. J. Nich
ols, Cherokee; L. L. tcanmon, Colnmbus;
James Palmer, O. S. Beadle and J. W.
Bremer, Pittsburg. The board organized
by electing as officers CoL Alexander
Warner, president; D. C. Finn, vice presi
dent James Palmer, treasurer: O. G.
KANSAS CITY. Nov. 17. The Indepen
dence avenue M. E. church voted tonirbt
on the proposition to admit women to the
conferences as lay delegates. Out of k
membership of 850. only 6S vo ed on the
Question as follows: 43 against, 0 for.
sixty-nine deaths there for the week end
ing September 27. At Nagasaki-Ken the
L'nited States consul reports ?S3 cases and
S41 deaths for the week ending Septem
CORINTHIAVA. Miss.. Nov. 17. News ha
jiist reached this place from Savannah.
Tenn., of the hanging by a mob of Ned
Stevens, the negro who killed Sheriff Fra
ley several months ago. He was tried last
Friday but the jury failed to agree npon a
verdict and he was sent back to jail. At
night a mob of several hundred quietly
surrounded the jail and compelled the
jaiier to give up his prisoner, iney took
him out of town and swung him to a
limb of a tree ond riddled his body with
Birmingham, Abu, Nov. 17. Some
weeks ago a negro outrazed a lady named
Mrs. Calhoun near Wood's station, on the
dummy line near Bessemer. Yesterday a
negro named Henry Smith was taken to
her, and she instantly pronounced bina the
man. He was taken off by the citizeas
who bad him in charge, and this morning
hb dead body was found danglf pg to a
tree near br.
Speaker Pro Tem Jones was in the chair
and fourteen present.
Prayer was offered by the chaplain.
The reading of the journal was dispensed
Mr. Daniels Introduced a bill providing
for the issuance of bonds.
Referred to a special committee.
The house considered hoase bill No. 61
in a committee of the whole.
Section L, making section lines, with
ronds sixty-six feet wide, was amended by
nermittimr the Dlantin. of shade trww
twenty-five feet from the center of the
The pection was adopted as amended.
Sec -. The territory is divided Into road
townships, and road townships are divided
into four districts, each district to elect its
own overseer at the general election of
Sec. 3. To lay out a road, twelve free
holders must apply.
Sec. 4. The petition mn.t state begin
ning and termination of said road.
There was a stormy debate over the
manner of establishing road districts.
GUTHRIE SOCIETY NOTES.
GCTHKIE. Ok.. Nov. 17 (SpecialJ Mr.
Robb, chief clerk in Marshal Grimes' of
fice, and bride, are at the Palace hotel.
Mrs. A. D. Hendricks ha returned to
Winfleld. after spending a week with her
daughter. Mrs. Will Meeker.
The ladies of the South M. E. church
gave a pleasant social, Thursday evening,
at the a?-emblv balL
TbeW. aC'C club will meet at the
bom of Mha Allle SchneM. Thursday af
BAD BURGLARS. -
Mkrrilto.t, Wis., Nov. 17. About mid
night Friday night, a Jay Trumbull, who
keeps a drug store hers, entered bis bed
room in the rear of his store after closing
up. he faced a brace of revolvers in the
hands of two determined mtn. They
greeted him with a demand to
throw up his hand and keep still.
He wai then compelled to open bin safe,
after which he was bound and gagged and
thrown on the bed. Mr. Trumbnfl ly ia
this condition for about an hour, when Dr.
McMillan, who alo rooms In the store,
came in aud relead him. The burglars
in the meantime had taken everything oet
of the safe and departed. The robbers
wore masked and no clew has so far been
discovered as to their identity.
TorEKA, Kan.. Nov. 17. Governor
Humphrey has Issued the following pro
clamation: 'The people of .Kansas have abundant
reason to feel thankful to Almighty God
for His continued klndnessduring tho year
fast drawing to a close.
"Our beloved commonwealth has eu
joyed immunity from wnr, pestilence, and
famine. Peace, health and fair measuro
of nrosperity in all departments of labor
have ble.H'jed us as a people, by tho graco
nnd favor of him whoso power we recog
nize in all things.
"Now, therefore, I, Lyman V. Hum
phrey, governor of the Rtate of Kansas, di
hereby appoint ami set apart Thursdny,
the -7th day of November, A. D. 1SW), as a
day of thanksgiving, to he observed as
such. And I do most carniwtly recom
mend that upon said day tho people re
frain from their usual avocations, nnd
meeti, in their several places of worship,
there and in their homes, to Join in praiau
nnd thanksgiving to tho Creator for tho
blessings vouchsafed to us as a people, and
invoke His continued favor and proteotiou
iu the future
"I alo enjoin upon nil the people tho
duty, on that occasion, of remembering
thesiok, afflicted and unfortunate. Re
member tho destitute in your own com
munities, and be not forgetful of the brave
pioneers in other sections of the state,
whose labors havo not been fruitful of a
bounteous harvest, to tho end that the
may join in thu goneral thanksgiving to
Him whose first command Is charity.
4,Iu testimony whereof, I havo hereunto
set my hand and caused tho groat
seal of tho state of Kansas to be affixed.
Done at tho city of Topeki on this, tha
15th day ot NoYombcr, in tho year of our
"By tho governor.
rseal "L. TJ. HtriinntEr.
''William IIiqoins, Secretary of State."
A SLIGHT MISTAKE.
TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 17, C. II. Krobs,
county clerk of Atchison county, came to
lopeKa touny to explain to the secretary
of state his mistake in counting in Boyn
ton, Republican. Instead of Fisher, Alii
ance, for tho legislature from ono of tho
districts in Atchison county. In casting
up the returns b had included in Boyn
ton's count a part of the vote for tha pro
bate judge, making his majority over 400,
when in fact Fisher ia elected by a major
ity of 101.
HORSE THIEVES ARRESTED.
Arkansas City, Kan., Nor. 17. Tho
officers here nnd Deputy Shcr'fT Torn Tay
lor, of Guthrie, arrested Bob Mays and a
man who gavo his name as Srhagg, and
two others by tho names of llomm and
Bradley, on the charge of hor&o stealing.
They wore all taken to Guthrie yesterday.
They are charged with stealing nineteen
head of horses. Tho horsos wore from Just
across thu lino in tho Cherokee strip,
THE SOLDIER'S HOMES.
Leavenworth, Kan., Nor. 17. Tho
board of managers of the National Soldiers
Homes, after a stay of thirty-lx hours at
the Home here, left this morning by a
special train iir uenrer. 1 nonce they will
go to San Francisco, and thn to the Sol
dier's Home near Santa Monica, Cal. There
are seven of the board with the purtr, as
follows: Oen W. B. Frnnklln, president
of the board, from Hartford, Comd.j Geo,
McMahon, secretary, of New York; Col
Brown, Inspector general. Major J. M.
Birmingham, assistant Inspector genrrsl
Gen. J. C. Black aud E-(fvnrnor stowvtl,
of New Jersey, and Gra. Thomas W. Hyde
of Maine. The board reports that the
Home at this nlaco is in exceptionally good
condition, and is well pleased with tb
manag ement of Gor. Smith.
TorEKA, Kan., Nov. 17 A problem will
confront the speaker of the next hou
when he attempts to name the judiciary
committed. This has, of coarse, always
Ixxm oornpov! of the bent lawyers In the
lower houwj. and lat session there wera
fifteen membrrs. This year there hare
been only four lawyers elected, sad In one
Instance a lawyer will In all probability be
ousted on a contest. Tha lawyers eleefol
are: George L Douglas of SigwIok, W.
C. Webb of Topeka, Joseph IL Reder of
Ellis, and W. E. Brown of Newton. Reder
was osly elected by two majority, and an
Alliance man U contesting als srat.
Washington. Not. 17. The wreck of
the British cruiser, Serpent, has caused
considerable comment among the officers
of the navy, reflecting credit to some ex
tent upon tne new ships of this gorem
ment The accident is taken as a further
proof that the smaller ships of the British
nary are 00 light in tblr construction, a
fact that has been suspected for some time.
The plans of certain of our vessels hare
been based on English design, but in every
case the frames have been strengthened so
that the calamity need cause no fear of a
repetition on this side of the water.
Mrs. Greece and Miss Greene, wife and
daughter of oar chief Justice, have arrived i lodtrdl ccts cf promice-ca.
GENERAL M'KEE'S DEATH.
Jace.os, Mtes., Nor. 17. Gen. George
C MKee, receiver of pubtte money of the
United State gorerament, dtl at bis
residence here this morniag, af tr an 111
necs of several weeks. Tae immediate
eaue of bis death was a complicated heart
trouble. Gen. McKee was praetfetag low
in central Illinois prertoas to the late civil
war, and entered the federal service at !
oprning of the fight. He re to the posi
tion of general, aad as a brave soklter Jd
excellent comma-ding officer, enjoyed the
fullest ooa&dejM uf tniaeraK Grass ad
Sfeermas. SuWqoeat to the war, Ge.
McKee removed so 3Ifcvt4fliijL edered
PoHtKH. and rBreateti the Grat ad.
ufiste&ratiofi. H has stace held serami
WAsnTTOh Hor. 17. Nearly a quar
ter of a millkx? dollars was transferred
from San Francisco to 7evr York today,
under the privileges extended by Scaretary
Wisdom, maktag the total mount so
transferred ami paid, available la New
A STORE ROBBED.
Nkw ton. Kan.. Nor. 17 J. Z. Jfe
ston's hardware store was robbed f erex
I'-aO worth ot goods lat night. Tke -bers
entered by breaking a giAs i tie
front window. This is the third tfaae that
the store has been entered by burglar.
A BRIDGE BLOWN UP.
Ottaa, Kan., Nor. 17. A new Iron
bridge in this etty was blown up by dyna
mite 011 yesterday menilng. It is u$poe
to ave been dose By the same party ytht
burned the school bocss reeeatty.
iJEXLOf, Nor. 17 A Lrg Mtraber ot
forotgat dectora west this swlg to Dr.
Ibvt 's priTate laboratory, w Jmr tadoctor
exiiWt! a B-taber of patfe! cared of
T Boerea CoeHer state last tlstr
ae IA" fot47a doctors atraady Imk.
Te fppir at Dr. Kcfas hratps kaa l
temffoniMj exitsmted. Proi Xck ha
socMtfc! Lfaat Um rcaedy be oslfeit
atolid" lo Kasartptlon ! he imadtd to
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