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YOL. XIY, NO 16.
WICHITA KANSAS, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 5," 189Q
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TIIE INDIAN TBOUBLE AGAIN DIS
CUSSED IN TIIE SENATE.
A Committee Appointed to Look
Into the Relations of the Chero-
kees and the Government.
Tho House Discusses the Pension Appro
priation Bill The Charge Against
Baum Again Aired
Mr. Blaine "Welcomes the Memhers of the
Intercontinental Eailway Commission
Nominations Sent to tho Senate
General Notes of the Day.
WAsmxGTON, Dec 4. Among the num
erous petitions presumed and referred, was
one by Mr. Hiscock, from bankers, im
porters and merchants of Xew York, ask
fng for an extension of the time for tho
withdrawal of goods from bond under the
former tariff rates.
Among the bills introduced and re
ferred, was one by Mr. Paddock for a per
manent tariff commission; also, one by
Mr. Stewart, for the lree and unlimited
use of silver money.
The joint resolution reported yesterday
by Mr. Ilawley to issue arms to the states
of North and South Dakota and Nebraska
was taken up.
A long discussion ensued as to the cause
01 me uissatisracnon among tne Indians,
Sawyer . denied that the charge against
Commissioner Raum had been proved.
After some further debate, the commit
tee rose, and the house adjourned.
ELECTION LAW VIOLATORS.
Washington, Dec. 4. Attorney General
Miller, in his annual report, savs there is
an urgent necessity for the building of a
United States jail at points where the
average of United States prisoners num
ber 100 or more. Vigilant efforts have
been made, he says, to enforce the legisla
tion excluding Chinese immigration.
-in a cuapter in regard to the dimculty of
enforcing the law of the land, the attorney
"In some parts of the country, the law
lessness to which attention was called in
the last annual report of this department
continues. vTue enforcement of the inter
nal revenue law, and of the United Suites
election laws, is particularly resisted; ana
officers of the internal revenue service, as
wed as United Suites marshals, frequently
meet with violence, and are occasional
ly the victims of assassination
at the hands of those guilty of
violating these and other laws,
and their friends. Several assassinations
of oilicers and witnesses with the purpose
of impeding the execution of the laws and
orders of the United States, have occurred
during the past year. In prosecutions for
violations of the election laws, in several
districts convictions of guilty have been
obtained in a largo number of cases. As
an illustration, however, of the difficulties
met in such prosecutions, the district at
torney for one distiict reported that in a
certain county, a number of whose citi
zens were convicted of violations of the
election laws, the county court ordered all
lines and costs assessed against them In
the United States court be paid out of the
county treasury; and that in another coun
ty a number of whoso citizens were in
like manner convicted or had plead guilty
to indictments for such offenses in the
United-fttates courts, 1,300 was actually
paid out of the county treasury upon such
lines aud costs in one day. These facts
speak for themselves."
Washington, Dec. 4. Pensions were
issued today as follows:
Original Alonzo R. Keeler, Clay Cen
ter; Squire G. Cline, Eatonville; Thomas
Gerrity. National Military home; Samuel
G. Bryner, Altamont; Henry Montague,
Chanute; Isaac J. Wolf, Eskridge; Albert
E. Johnson. Valley Center; Andrew Be
thomason, Emporia; Henry B. Johnson,
Salina; Adam B. Foster, Harris; "Wesley
R. Adams, Lamed; Deno Stanbro, Girard;
Nathan Sanders, Prescott.
Increase David V. B. Carlisle, Lees
burg: Charles Moffat, North Topeka: As
berry P. Moon, Oberlin; Francis M.
Hockey, Independence; John W. Rea,
Preston; Francis M. Evans, Fultion;
Adam Sturtz, Stafford; William Barnett,
Springdale; Solomon J. Green, Saratoga;
James K. Bishop, Bird City; David "B.
Wolfe. Grenola; George Lyte, Centralia;
Hannibal B. Page, Bucyrus; Daniel Bur
well, Carleton; Albert E. Magoffin. Lyons;
William A. Grrv. Council Grove: Isaac B.
Archer, Guelp; William A. Grove, Monu
ment: Richard Flaiz, Severy; Francis
Tickamire, Kansas City; Richolis Bristoe,
Reissue William T. West, Long Island.
Original widows, etc. Susan, widow of
Frank Gamble, Kansas City.
Original George W. Scraper, Locust
WORK OF THE NATIONAL FARM
ERS' ALLIANCE CONVENTION.
A Strong Effort Being Made to Or
ganize an Independent Polit
The Sioux Indians Turned Over to the Mil
itarySymptoms of Returning Reason
Shown by Some of Them.
THE INTERCONTINENTAL RAILWAY.
Washington, Dec. 4. The intercontin
ental railway commission, composed of
Mr. Voorhees continued his argument on represeut-itives from the United States
the ground that starvation wastho cause.
while Senators Teller nnd Dawes believed
it to bo due to the Indian's nature.
In answer to inquiries of Mr Blair, Mr.
Dawes said: '"Sitting Bull is the most pi
ous hypocrite in this country, aud that is
saying a tiood deal."
Mr. Voorhees rend from a newspaper re
port of an interview with ex-Governor
Foster, in which the ex-governor attribued
most of the discontent to starvation.
Mr. Allison said that if i he newspaper
reports of the suirvatlon among the Sioux
were true, congress should have had some
communication from tho secretary of war.
He took no stock in the suggestion that the
uprising was due to starvation.
Mr. Dawes said that General Miles had
just come from the Pacilic coast to his
new assignment, and had no knowledge of
the causes. Gov. Foster, ho said, had not
been among the Sioux for two years, and
his knowledge of the causes of the uprising
was as limited as was that of General
Miles. Mr. Dawes believed tho newspaper
men were as much responsible tor the ex
citement as any one.
Mr. Voorhees read some further extracts
from the Foster interview, and then, re
ferring to Mr. Dawes' criticisms of tho
newspapers, said: "I thank God for news
paper men, especially in dark places; and
to every newspaper man who lias thrown
it single ray ot light on this misorable bus
'ness, I return heartfelt and profound
thanks. Newspaper men may get things
w rong sometimes, but, in the main, in the
great volume of what they do, they con
tribute to the light and knowledge of the
ttf-ld, and to the cause of justice. That
Is what 1 have to say to the senator from
Massachusetts, in reference to his criti
nsms on newspaper men."
Afier remarks by Messrs. Stockbridge,
Vest and Morgan, the joint resolution was
amended so as to apply to tho states of
North anil South Dakota, Wyoming and
Nebraska, aud was passed.
Mr. Morgan introduced a joint resolu
jwhich went over until tomorrow) appro
priating $5,000 for an investigation, under
.lie orders or tno senate, as to tuo caues
af the discontent and outbreak among the
ioux Indians and other tribes.
The election bill was then taken up, and
Mr, Pugh addressed the senate in opposi
tion to it.
Mr Gray obtained the floor, but as he
did not desire to speak this afternoon, Mr.
Hoar suggested an executive session.
Mr. Blair asked Mr. Hoar to yield to
him for a motion to lay the election bill
aside until tomorrow, and take up the
labor bill, which had been displaced ves-
terdaj , and, as Mr. Hoar consented, the
motion was made.
Mr Cockrell suggested that somo sen
ators who were opposed to tho labor bill
were not present.
Mr. Hoar gave notice that after today ho
uotild endeavor to press the election bill
without having it laid aside for any pur
pose whatever, until a llual vote was
Mr. Butler remarked that tho labor bill
had been laid aside the other day with tho
consent of the senator from Xew Hamp
shire, and asked him if he expected to get
a move on it today.
Mr. Blair presumed that it might be
voted on today, and asked whether there
was any objection to it consideration.
Mr. Cockrell There is unquestionably.
i have told the senator that senators are
absent who want to be paired upon it.
The senate proceeded to tho consider
ation of bills on the calendar.
JTn follow ing, among others, was passed:
Senate resolution to continue during the
session the investigation into the status of
Df g'tiation between the United States and
ihe Cherokee tribe of Indians.
After a brief executive session, the sen
Washington, Dec. 4. The unfinished
bi siness in the morning was the bill for
the punishment of every guardian, con
ferxator, curator, committee, tutor, or
oher judiciary agent, for tho embezzle
ment of the pension of a ward.
"I lie previous ouostsion was ordered
jens, 118; nays, 92 and the bill was passed.
and other American republics, met for
organization in the domestic chamber of
the department of state at noon today.
This commission was recommended by tho
international American congress for the
purpose of supervising a railway line to
connect the railway systems of North
America with those of South America.
Secretary Blaine called the meeting to
order, and made the welcome address in
tho following words:
"Gentlemen, will you bo in order. I
hope, geutlemen. that this fourth day of
December, 18U0, is to mark the beginning
the auspicious beginning of a very great
enterprise, that shall draw closer together
South America, Central America and
North America; that shall cement us
in closer aud more cordial ter.i s than any
other nations, and be a benefit to the
present generation and the millions un
born. I am ready for business."
Mr. Romero thereupon moved that a
committee on organization be appointed.
This was adopted, aud Messrs. Romero,
Caldron and Davis, were appointed the
committee. These gentlemen retired, and
in a few minutes returned with a recom
mendation that Mr. A. J. Cassat, of the
United States, bo chosen as president of
tho commission. He was unanimously
elected, and on assuming the chair,
thanked the members for this mark of con
Washington, Dec. 4. Clerk McMichael,
of the senate committee on printing, has
prepared a supplement to the congression
al directory, giving correct maps of the
spies; snowing me uouuuaries ot congres
sional districts and counties; giving the
population of states by counties, accord
ing to the recent census, and the total pop
ulation of states, as shown by the census
of 1SS0 and 1690. The supplement con
tains, in addition to other valuable in
formation, the apportionment law of 1SS0,
and a list of titles of all congressional ref
erences to representation in congress.
Washington. Dec. 4. Tho president has
reappointed Joseph T. Jacobs, of Ann
Arbor, Michigan, a member of the board
of Indian commissioners.
It is said that the president and Secre
tary Blaine are seriously considering the
appointment of Congressman Morrow, of
California, as minister to Guatemala, in
place of Lansing B. Mizner, recalled.
The president today sent to the senate
the following nominations for Kansas
postmasters: Fred Kreuger, Hays City;
John W. Graves, Norton.
Paraell Still at the Head of His Party
Lord Salisbury Discusses the Present
Muddle Personal and Political
Gossip Prom the State Capital
TO CORRECT THE TARIFF BILL.
Washington, Dec. 4. The ways and
means committee will hold its first meet
ing of the session tomorrow. It is under
stood that tho committee will take meas
ures to rectify the omision of the tobacco
rebate section in the McKinley tariff law,
by the passing of a supplemental bill be
fore January, when the original section
would have gone into effect.
Messrs. McKinley aud Mills said they
thought there would be no opposition to
Washington, Dec. 4. The secretary of
the treasury today transmitted to the
house of representatives a communication
from the interior department, requesting
that an appropriation of $100,000 be at
once made for the purchase of beef and
other provisions for the Sioux Indians, on
Secretary Blamo announced that tho j account or the reduced appropriation
Headquarters ot the commission nad been ' mane ior tne uscai year ending June 30,
established at 1010 Vermont avenue, and
that the state department would be asked
to afford all accommodations and facilities
the commission desired.
On motion of Mr. Davis, tho commission
adjourned till Thursday next, at 12o'clock.
BLAND'S GREENBACK BILL.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. In the house to
day, Representative Bland, of Missouri,
introduced a bill requiring the secretary of
the treasury to prepare a new series of
treasury notes, commonly called green
backs, aud issue them in sums equal to
the amount of national bank notes that
may be from time to time surrendered for
redemption or cancellation by national
Mr Bland also introduced a bill author
izing tho issue of a new series of legal
tender notes to meet any deficiency in the
revenues of the government. A preamble
to the bill declares that a deficiency in the
revenues is now threateued.nnd the country
is not in condition to bear any further
taxation. It authorizes the secretary of
the treasury to prepare and issue legal
tender notes, commonly called greenbacks,
in payment of tho current obligations of
the government. These notes are to be in
addition to tho legal tender notes now
authorized; may be re-issued as legal ten
der notes are now re issued, and are to bo
available for all monetary purposes.
Washington, Dec. 4. The secretary of
the treasury today sent to tho house a
communication from tho acting commis
sioner of ludian affairs, submitting tho
draft of a b;ll containing the followin;
1890. A draft of a bill for the imrnose is
Washington, Dec. 4. Chairman Dnn
nell, of the census committee, said today
that tho committee would begin the con
sideration of the apportionment bill next
week, and that ho did not doubt that it
would be before tho house before the
A FIRE IN AFLAT.
Pittsburg, Pa . Dec. 4. Late last nicht
fire broke out in the Dickson flats. Tiiero
were at the time over forty persons sleep
ing in tho building, but they were mostly
men, and all escaped except Mr. and Mrs.
Irwin, the janitor and his wife. At the
first alarm Irwin ran down through the
halls, which were already filled with
smoke, to alarm the occupants of the
rooms. Ho went as far as the second
floor, and then rushed back to assist his
wife. When ho returned to his rooms, she
was not there. Filled with anxiety for
her welfare, he began a search of the
building. He dashed from room to room
on the fourth floor, and not finding her.
started for tho third. I was there ho
died. Overcome by the smoke, he sank
exhausted near the rtar wall on the floor,
and at the other end of the hall, the wife
for whom he died, had perished. She had
started down, but was suffocated before
reaching the third floor.
OCALA. Fla., Dec. 4. The morning ses
sion of the Alliance convention was de
voted to the reading of reports of officers.
The colored delegates were received in the
convention hall, aud were greeted with
fraternal expressions of hope aud good
feeling. A. J. Gallagher, fraternal dele-g-ite
of the Workingmen's Reform league,
of New York, and W. H. Carey, of Wash
ton, delegates of the Anti-Monopoly
league: addressed the convention. The
advocated a close union of their orgauiza
tion with the Alliance.
Glimpses of a third party movement ap
pear in the convention today. It is chiefly
agitated by the Kansas delegation. Gen.
Johu H. Rice, candidate for the Kansas
senatorship, assisted by Captain Powers,
or Indiana, is drawing up a call to be Is
sued to tho Farmers' Alliance and all in
dustrial unions of America which favor
the principles of the St. Louis platform, to
meet m convention in Cincinnati, the 23d
of uext February, to consider the third
party or people's movement The name of
this new party will bo the "National
Union Party of America.! This call is
not expected to bo issued before the close
of the Ocnla convention. The efforts seem
to be to keep the NntionaliFarmers' Al
liance from inaugurating tjie new party,
aud yet to make it the main- basis ot this
newnational party. !
John J. Holland of Jacksonville, Fla.,
is here, aud it is now said that Powderly
will arrive on the J p. in. train. This will
make four members of the national execu
tive board of the supreme council of the
Knights of .labor present in the city,
being all of that committee except one,
(Devlin). This fact is fraught with deep
significance. Apropos of the third party
movement, there is said to be a strong
feeling among .National Alliance men here
in favor of a general consolidation of all
similar bodies. It is alleged that they have
offered, in the event of such consolidation,
to give up all national political organiza
tions outside of their own. There is, how
ever, a conservative element, which may
hold the more radical members in check.
At the afternoon session of the Alliance,
Messrs. Holden. Williams and Rice, of
Kansas, representing the Citizens' Alliance
of tliat. state, were introduced by Col. L.
F. Livingstone, of the Georgia Alliance,
and all three made addresses, which in tho
main followed tho same sentiment in
thought and argument. They said their
organizations were as deeplj nteristed in
the success of the movement as was the
Alliance itself; that both bodies were prac
tically working on on the same line and in
the same direction. They saw no reason
why merchants, traders, druggists, etc.,
should not unite in promoting this move
ment, and they asked for a committee of
conference, to arrange for closer relations
between the Citizens' Allianco and the
National Alliance. The request was grant
ed, and a committee appointed.
Messrs. Gallagher and Carsey. from the
New York Workingmen's Reform league
South Dakota, was introduced to speak on
the sub-treasur3 bilL He said it was the
keynote of the financial condition of the
country in the future. Its passing was
imperatively demanded by the present
financial condition. He advocated the
frve coinage of silver.
Robert Vance of North Carolina, offered
a resolution calling upon state legislatures
to reduce the salaries of officers to more
moderate sums. This was referred to the
committee on legislation.
At the meeting of the colored Alliance
this afternoon, a resolution was introduced
condemning the white Alliance for de
nouncing the federal election bilL
Tonight the National Alliance had an
open meeting for the purpose of receiving
a delegation from tne colored Alliance.
Several of the latter made speeches, all
agreeing that it was best for members of
the Alliances to vote hereafter without re
gard to party, for their own xnterests.
Harry Tracy, lecturer and organizer of
the white Alliance, advised, an alliance
with the colored Alliance.
Ralph Beaumont, of the Knights of
Labor, closed the meeting in the same line
of argument. Among other things, he
said: "When I went out to Kansas, I
found they were cutting corn there, and
selling it for fifteen cents a bushel, and I
told them that they had better raise hell,"
and Kansas men present in the hall agreed
that it was what they did a month ago.
THESCHOOL BILL RETURXEDTO THE
HOUSE FOR CORRECTION.
THE INDIAN TfiOUBLE,
Sioux Indians Turned Over to the
CniCAGO, Dec. 4. General Miles said
this morning that he would go to the
northwest in a day or two to direct tho
military arrangements being made in the
Indian country. In the mean time, Cap
tain Ewers, of the Fifth infantry, now at
Pierre, will go to Cheyenne agency and
get in communication with Hump, one o
the leading chiefs of the Cheyenne tribe,
who will be told to bring into the agency
White Horse. Big Road. Iron-Shields, and
an oi nis people.
Gen. Miles in an interview stated: "We
have overwhelming evidences from offi
cers, inspectors and testimony of agents as
well, and also from the Iudians, them
selves, that they have been suffering for
An Ex-Rebel Pays a Tribnte to the
Courage and Valor of
A Member of the Legislature Badly Hurt
in a Sow Growing Out of a Discussion
of the Color Line in the Schools.
Terms and Conditions of the Offer Mado to
the Cherokees by the Government "Tor
the Purchase of the Strip Okla
homa City Saloon Men in
Trouble General Notes.
the want of food, more or less, for two
years past; and one of tho principal cause care is not taken in the examining of cn-
Spocial Dlratch to the Dally Eacle.
Guthkie, Ok., Dec 4. The considera
tion of long dry bills is the order of the
day. If a quorum is present it is well.
The revenue bill (council bill No. -"J) con
sists of 12S sections. Today the house will
have completed its consideration.
The school bill was recalled from the
governor for the purpose of correcting
grammatical and orthographical mistakes.
The condition that bills are in when sent
to tho governor is unpardonable, and
should he sign them, he would subject
himself to unfavorable comment. While
the engrossing and enrolling committees
squirm, the people of Oklahoma will in
dorse the action of the governor. If nioro
the bill providing for tho publication ol
The council then went into a committee
of the whole (Mr. McCartney in tho chair)
to consider council bill No. 76, preoared by
Mr. Brown, of Logan, providing for the in
corporation and government of cities of
tho hrst class.
It provides for such incorporation when
cities, towns or communities of people
have a population of 2,500.
The provisions of tho bill were consid
ered up to the noon hour.
Twelve members were present.
Prayer by the chaplain.
The reading of the journal and the fur
ther consideration of council bill No. 29
cousniuetl tho moruiug.
The county sent bill was postpono until
Monday at " p. m.
House bil! No, 73, an act providing for
the organization of civil townships and
designating the officers and defining tho
duties of the same, passed.
A memorial to congress, asking for
additional aid for tho destitute, was favor
ably reported by the committee.
of disauecti' u is this very matter. One of
the principal objects of my recent visit to
Washington was to urge tho necessity of
immediate relief, and I am happy to say
that success has crowned my efforts. The
secretary of the interior has ordered an
increaaeof rations, and has asked congress
to appropriate the necessary money."
Gen. Brooke telegraphs this morning
from Pine Ridge saying: "Thero has been
an issue of rations exceptiuir beef. Tho
orders to the agent at this agency from tho
secretary of the interior, increases the In
dian's rations but slightly in meat."
The following order has been issued to
tho Indian agents among the Sioux:
Dei'Aktment of the Interior, )
December 4, 1S90: f
To the Commissioner of Indian Affairs:
Sir You will convey to the several
agents on duty among the Sioux the fol
lowing order, which is hereby made: Dur
ing the present ludian troubles, you are in
structed that, while you shall continue all
the business and carry into effect the edu
cational and other purposes of your agen
cy, you will, as to all operations intended
to suppress any outbreak by force, co-operate
with and obey the orders of the mili
tary officer commanding on the reserva
tion in your charge. Very respectfully,
"JOIIN W. NOBLE, Secretary."
"This order," said an army officer at the
army headauarters. "virtually turns over
the absolute control of the Indians to the
Washington. Dec. 4. Gon. Schofield re-
ceiveu u teiegram touay irom yen. urooKe t tirade of the councilor from
saying that forty louxes of Indians had , mnt,. Af- i.w... i
rolled and engrossed bills the Eagle will
feel called upon to particularize and give
In tho house Wednesday tho bill pro
viding for tho burial of deceased Union
soldiers without property was under dis
cussion. There was considerable feeling
excited and some very warm expressions
ued on both sides. President Gardenhire,
while not engaging toany considerable ex
tent in heated controversies, yet so far
deviated from his course as to indulge in a
few remarks, in which ho said:
"In this day and age of tho world, all
men recognize the great service to the
country of tho Union soldier i i the late
war. And wliy notf Without training as a
soldier: unused to the privations of an
army life; without anything to animnto
him, save his devotion to what ho believed
to be right, ho abandoned home, kindred
and friends, and marched to the field of
battle with a courage unchallenged; and
amidst the rattle of musketry, tho roar of
cannon and the wild shouts of contending
armies, met death, anguish and suffering
unparalleled. He proved his devotion to
his country upon a hundred
battle fields; and now that
he is old, worn and weary, tottering by the
waysides of life, tho very least thing that
a grateful country can do, after he is
dead, is to bury him in some respectable
burying ground not in a public highway
or iu some potter's field, rnllixl mi in nn
old army blanket, as could bo clone under
the bill that thee howling Republicans
are trying to pass.
I have sat hero and listened to the
OKLAHOMA SALOON MEN.
SlH-chtl Dl(witch to ! Dally Kasta.
Oklahoma Cm, Ok., Dec. 4. This hai
been a lively week in Judge Clark's eaurt
for saloon men. About forty of them bnve
bean hauled up nnd fined from ?100 to l0
and costs. The SHloon nion lwvo cm btnml,
and will appoal 10 tho higher eonrtev
A LAWMAKER HURT.
Special rttsjwtctf t (fee Itattr Easts.
GrnnuE, Ok.. Dee. 4. -Rapraswtnti vo
Lewi, of Logan county, 'got into an
altercation with a man naml ITanoock.
in the Santa Fo ruotaurunt, over the color
line question. Hot words ensued, which
resulted in Lewis bolughlt on the ear with
a teacup, cutting the earsoveroly. LowH
then attompted to strike the man with a
chair, hut was hit on tho hed with u
stick of stove wood. Mr. Lowia is badly
TAnLKQUAH, I. T., Dec. 4. -The United
States commi.-tsion again met today with
the Cherokee commission, to continue tho
negotiations for tho purchase of tha
Cherokee outlet by the government. TIih
government commission made its formal
proposition to purchase, and tatd defi
nite terms as follow-,: The Indians are to
sell the land outright, and relinquish all
their claims and titles, and are to receivo
for it 7,52.4-Ja, to be paid in cash or to bo
held in trust for them by tho government
at 5 per cent, the terms of tho agreement
not to becotno operative until congress
shall have appropriated money. Tho offer
is signed by commissioners, David H.
Jerome, Alftvd Wilson ami Warnm C.
Syres. The Cherokees received the propo
sition, and the inciting adjourned to al
low them to consider tho offer in private.
It is understood tho Indians will make a
tions, a majority of the Indians want to
nemc inlr VVcii nnnfift-iiinnt r(Trirn
and Anti-Monopoly league, respectively, verv much mm at tnis lnU.Uigence,
were introduced Both addressed the tending to indicate a speedy settlement of
convention, and among other things said I ne trouble.
leioeouu agency since tne removal ot one of those valiant warriors of today-
;i tj I1; 1 1 li ' : a- " wiiDii mere is no uanger who was con-
tlie Bad lands; and there are strong syinp- spinous on the field of battle by his ab-T?.Ti!mtsi;aiIon,'1-as,l.bolltha,1fof,thB
ce. His &lor of today is without
ere his car-
cas was safe. Ho is like many other Re
publican wnrriors of today, who always
light the late war over again with their
BURNED TO DEATH.
DELrni. Iud., Dec. 4. Mrs. MaryTnrpie,
over 9 J years old, the mother of the Hon.
David S. Turoie, United States senator
items: To enable the secretary of the in- Irum muiaua, met wicu a uornoie aeatn
terior to pay to such individual Indians of at 'ie,r ll0ni n.ear this city yesterday. She
the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River I hill been living for the last thirty-five
agencies as were deprived by the United yfs wt,t,n her son Robert Turpie. les
States of ponies iu ISrO, at 40 for each i Jcrday ho stepped out to transact some
pony, $200,000; for compensating the In- UMness with a neighbor, leaving her in
dians of Crow Creek reservation for loes ' tue -sitting room of the house in front of
sustained by them in receiving les,s land i "n Pe "fe-. Her son returned in half an
per captia in their diminished reservation ' I'our' ami nd his aged mother lying
rimi. ni.ivwi hv TnHiuiw ruvnnvii.tr nt ii- dead uear the fireplace uithnearlv allot
liitiiniOiwI nwrvMMnn i.s7ii..n-tn pihi'iIl i her clothing burned off. and her body I about. I therefore recommend co-operation
tho secretary of the interior to purchase t frightfully disfigured by the flames, j and fraternity with other bodies, but not
the mechanics and laborers in the cities
were as much dependent upou the indus
trial condition of the country as the" farm
ers were, and should be eligible to mem
bership in the Alliance. They recom
mended that Alliance organizers be sent to
New York state at once, to institute sub-
Alliances in all the cities of that state.
Col. L. P. Livingston, of Georgia, said
in reply that he did not regard it as fitting
or politic that all classes of men, even if
imbued with the same general ideas,
should belong to the same organization.
They should do their best to keep their
own separate organizations as at present,
but should fraternize more closely and
confer together more frequently upon
measures of public policy. The Farmers'
Alliance, he said, deserved no particular
credit for having discovered that these
reforms were nece-sary, nor for taking the
lend in the matter. The masses of the
country were practically in the same boat,
as all had to work together.
"The money power of this country," he
continued, ''backed up by the money
power of Europe, and aided and encour
aged bi railroads and corporations, is our
common enemy. To meet this and to cope
with it Miccesfully, co operation is abso
lutely necessary, and it must soon come
lauds for such of the Sautee Sioux Indians
iu Nebraska as have been unable to take
lands in severalty on their reservation, by
reason of the restoration of the unalloted
lauds of the public domain, $32,000.
On motion of Mr. Morrow of Calitoruia.
the house went into committee of tho
whole (Mr. Burrows, of Michigan, in the
tlnlri on the pensiou appropriation bill.
"Mr. Morrow explained that the bill ap
pr ipriatcd for the payment of pensions
1 1 e sum of $138.17. 0.'0. It was estimated
that this sum of money would be distrib
uted among C4,71o pensioners. This was
the largest number of beneficiaries ever
provided for in auy single bill. It was
estimated that the gross cost to tho United
States of these pensioners for the year 162
would average f2O0.40. He believed that
there would bo no deilcieucy next year,
but, on the contrary, that there would
prove to be a slight excess of appropria
tion. Mr Sayrcs of Texas, said that the Fifty
second congress would be compelled to
m vet a deficiency of not less tliau $85,
Mr Cooper of Pennsylvania, referred to
t large torce ot olerks of the pension
bureau, hd to tho vast expenditure of
money for pensions. Ho proposed to show
t 'iat this volume of money should be dis
tributed by a man who wa above reproach
m i criticism. It was his purpose to call
the attention of the country to the fact
t .at the present commissioner of pensions
'is not such a persou. He reviewed the
. ' arges made against Commissioner
R num, which formed the bfs oftheiu
etigatiou last session, aud asserted that
tLcy had been proved.
Mr. Sawyer, of New York, was sur
r r.sed that the gentleman should make
L s 'peecb at the time, bafo-e the case wrs
I sid: The gentleman wiiu. that the ooia
... t toe had abandoned any further iuve4
t .i ion. Certainly, the gentleman wns
i tnken. It bail boon a clear umler
k lading that whon the committee jmI
j irned it should meet at this setsioH in
order to hear further testimony. Mr.
WASHINGTON, Dec 4. Secretary Noble
has beeu paying considerable attention
lately to the subject of attorney-' fees iu
peusion cases, and is formulating a plau
by which claimauts for pensions who are
not represented b.v attorneys, may be
placed and maintained upon the same
I footiugas those whoare. It is proposed to
uioiiuu.u a iorce wuuiu me pension imreau,
the licad of which will be a thoroughly
competent pension lawyer, whoe business
it is to look after the interests of those un
represented claimants. The
5U1VS: "$l.rl)-000 are liiiiil in funs hfh nl.l
soldiers to attorneys each week. " When I
think of my old comrades in the war being
obliged to contribute to tho maintenance
ot those people I am hardly restraiu my in
dignation, aud before long, I hope to" be
able to mature a plan by which some of
them, at least, may have their claims
looked af tor without having to pay over
their first fruits to pension agents."
IJooert Turpie is greatly prostrated by the I consolidation."
A RAILWAY WRECK
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 4. The Chicago and Al
ton passenger train, bound for Kansas
city, leaving Chicago last night, was
wrecked at Jacksonville this morning at 2
o'clock. Alfred Smith, a merchant of Pe
kin. 111., and Judge J. K. Riffe of Kansas
City, were instantly killed. Judge Rifle's
head was torn from his body, aud" the rest
of the remains wore pinioned under the
pile ot wreckage. W. B. K-uisht of Kan
sas City, whs bruied anil badly scalded by
steam. Edwin Gile., a young" man from
Mount Vernon, N. Y., was cut about the
head and badly hurt. James E. Clrk. of
Clark, an Ta.-el & Co., leather dealers,
f Boston. wo .n nnite hnrllv hniioMl
secrotarv i i-lt. wounded .vere removed to the hosnitai
and will doubtless recover, with the possi
ble exception of Knight,
KvNs.vs Citt, Dfc. 4. Judge James
Ritlle. who was killed in the rwflwHy acci
dent at Jacksonville, Illinois, whs bne of
the best kuown business men in this city.
He was tieasiirer of the Farm and Trust
company, and a director of the Aetna
National bank. William B. Knijrht,
among the dangerously injured was a
member of the firm of Knight & Bontrour.
QUAY'S PENSION BILL.
Washington, Dec, 4. Senator Quav
yesterday lutroduced a bill granting to all
persons whoo names are now on tlie li-t,
or may hereafter be placed on it. who have
lust both eyes, or both feet, or who are
otherwise totally disabled, a pension of
f 100 per mouth; also, to person, wno have
lost an nrm at the shoulder joint, or a leg
at the hip joiut, a pension of $150 a month,
and to those who have lost an arm below
the elbow, or a leg below the knee. $35 a
month. Those who have lost a hand or a
foot, or have beeu totally disabled iu the
same, are to be entitled to $o0 a month.
The bill provides, further, that persons
who have contracted two or more diaWli
ities shall receive a sum per month equal
to the total of the rates for all of the disa
Wahisgtok, Dec 4. Assistant Secre
tary Spalding, of the treasury department,
lias rendered a decision holding that Ue
bondsmen of the importers of Millet's
"The Angotus" are liable for "?16,500 doty
on the famous painting.
A KANSAS TOWN SCORCHED.
Salina, Kan., Dec 4. A report from
Brookville.this couuty.ssys that uenrly the
whole town is abtxze. The fire started
early this torenoon and one business block
and the Central hotel are nearlv consumed.
The town has about -40J inhabitants, and
no way to extinguish the fire except by
buckets. A strong wind is blowing.
Later At this hour (12:S. o'clock) the
fire has been extinguished. The loss in
addition to that reported above, includes
the bank of Brookville ml three dwell
ings, which are completely destroyed.
DISTRESS IN NEBRASKA
Omaha. Neb., Dec 4. The commission
appointed by Governor Tnayer to devise
measures ior relieving toe snnenug wie
to the shortage of crops in Nebniske has
"nbmttutl a report showing an almost
totl failure ol crops in twelve cottuties,
and that Io.ojQ family are m seed of a
sistanor. Tbe governor discon rages ap
peals to the a i :d estates, lea it injtm
Ue credit of tbe Mtate. but premhos relief
when th lers'atare meets. J
The National Colored Alliance was an
nounced as ready to be received for fra
ternal greeting" but the hour of adjourn
ment had arrived, aud the reception was
po-tponed until the evening session.
John Davis congressman-elect from
Kansas on the People's ticket, iu an inter
view with the Associated Press represent
ative this afternoou, with reference to a
call for a uational conference, with a view
of forming a new party, said that the date
for the meeting would be set for February
23, not the 12th, as previously announced
by those in the movement,
"This call," he said, "was drawn by
Prof. Vincent and his two brothers, o'f
Winiield. Kansas, the two latter being
editors and publishers of the Non-Con-
tormixt. 'I hey were aided in the work by
C. A. Power, of Indiana, and Gen. J. II.
Rice, of Kansas They ubuiitted a rough
draft of the call, and after making some
few suggestions, I aked them for signa
tures. It ended with the Alliance plat
form adopted at St. Louis and fraternal t
organization- in sympathy with that sec
tion are to send delesrstex to Cincinnati
It has been extensively signed by Alliance
members, ami by delegates of other organ
izations" When asked if the call touched npon
other measures of public policy than the
St. Louis platform, Mr. Davis said:
"Yes, it lays, down four propositions
with reference "to national reforms viz:
Finance, transportation, land and labor.
Further than this the content-, of the call
are not for public annonuoement as yet
The call will not be presented to "the
National Alliance for it endorsement as a
body, but will be circulated for signatures
in tliirty-Mx Alliance states perhaps in all
tbe states ot tbe Union.
"There wa a disposition to take the call
before the National Alliance; bat I nad
others discouraged it. as a step which
would doubtless result in giving toe move
ment a distinctively Alliance character,
ami we do not wish to so coatnte it Tbe
convention will undoubtedly be largely at
teodd, and will resale in placing a pnsi
eemial ticket m the field m ls$5. After
erunag several baitdrd signature ja
KKSaas we will publish tbe call, nod thus
start the movement '
At tue afternoon aua&ioa. a resolution
wa patrsefi allowing Stents aukw-e each
way and a per dfoin of 2 asate to ail kr"e
Hte to the aatfeiKit weetinc.
P. A. PickJes, C03grei3man-!ct from
NOTES FROM ELDORADO.
El Dorado. Kan., Dec 3. Special
The case of the state of Kansas vs. James
Cracken came up for trial in tho district
court hero today, but the state being un
able to have one of its main witnesses
present, the case was postponed until the
March term of court.
The state board of pharmacy is In ses
sion here today, with aboutfortyapplicants
for examination present.
Several of Wichita's genial gentlemen
and business men are noticeable on the
streets of EI Dorado today. They came
ns representatives of several lines of bus-
vi iwn,i , o oi..si, u.i ! i kindly feeling nmong the men on both
ti. nH,r eh -i7jm. .u; ,c ,", sides toward each other-a respect born of
mouths, but who never fired a shot when
their services wero needed. The Confed
erate soldiers who met tho nation's defend
ers on the field of battle, have only kindly
memories for the mon the fought. The
Confederate soldier, educated in the be
lief in the doctrine of the rights of tho
states, sacrificed his all upon the battle
field for what he just as honestly believed
to be right, as did his iiorthoni brothor.
And you never hear tho men who fought
each other upon these great lines express
other than kuully feelings for tho ' suf
fering soldier of today, no matter unon
which side he foug"ht.
I "There is something in the presence of
1 death on the battlefield, which once exner-
I iencwl can never be forgotten. And there
which has for its motto.
-j en me irutu anu get tnere."
M. M. Vandenburg, a solid and substan
tial business man of this city, is dowiPin
the Indian territory on a week's business
trip, looking after his lumber Interests.
The Wichita Daily Eagle is the most
popular paper that arrives here. It is tho
earliest daily paper that arrives on the
field the same morning of publication,
bringing both morning and evening tele
West Siterior. Wis., Dec. 4. The total
liabilities of the Bauk of Commerce are
$520,000, and the assots. iCA0,(PJ0. The
bank's paper is first class, and as Presi
the knowledge of the valor and bravery of
each, which commands and always will
command, the respect of the soldier, no
matter upon whicn side he foueht.
"But there is another view of this politi
cal question, which Republicans have
forced into this controversy, and that I
this: What have the Republicans of this
legislature done to recommend them
favorably to their Republican constit
uency? You came here with a good work
ing majority in both branches of this legis
lature, and, by selfish misniagement, you
lost the control of both branches: ami
everv officer here is an enemy of your
party. And what have you done since for
the ieople Point out, if you can, a ningle
dent Collins is worth SJ.0U,00O, and several I ". jp.sation distinctively Bepub kain
of the directors are millionaires, the bank
will pay dollar for dollar.
Passaic, ". J.. Dec. 4. The Rittenhouso
Manufacturing company went into the
bands of a receiver yesterday. The con
cern employs TOO or R"0 hands in the man
ufacture o woolen blankets, shawls ami a
variety of plush used iu covering railroad
car seats. The liabilities aggregate nearly
Sl.OOJ.OOO, and the nominal MJets, consist
ing principally of the mill machinery and
a stock of manufactured goods, are esti
mated at $SXUO0.
Si'KINOFlELD, Mo., Dec 4. The Model
dry goods store closed its doors today. It
was the largest dry goods house in the
southwest. Disagreement of partnora was
London, Dec 4 Bevis. Rupelle & Co.,
merchants of London ana Bombay, have
failed. Their liabilities amount to 30,-000.
A DIAMOND ROBBERY.
Kansas Crrr. Dec 4. Mrs. Kirk B. Ar
mour has lost ber diamonds They were
valued at $2,VX), aud fcr safety were
placed in tbe safety box of W. A. Armoar,
in the vaults of the New Engiad Safety
Deposit company. Mrs. Armour went for
them the other day, and they were goee.
Mrs. Armour and Mrs W. A. Armoar are
at a loss to know bow they dihappearal.
Mr. Armour made a loan to a friend on
some diamonds. When tbe money wax
nai-i. Mr. Armoar crave him a fciftv il.
po-it key to et the diamonds It is thought !
SIC fWft. tsrv VUJ UH W I u w
CUT WITH A RAZOR.
NORFOLK, Va..Dsc 4. curyreoa Vm. A.
Wheeler, ot tbe United States Marine
hoMKtal. and hb wife, detected a nerro
burglar riUieg their efiect fa tboir room
tootgkt. Mr. ' Wheeler attacked the nacro,
and ws settia tbe better of him, wbea
the neerw drew a razor. Tbm Mi "
Wheeler went to hocbabd'd uML Is tfc
rsg' both were srerely cot. Mr.
Wteeeler ran to her hn&baod's roots mod
secared lit? piatel, and baaritoc it to bet
hofcbMitd tokl him m kill the acra Tbe
bazaar Woks awny and tie doctor fin-i
two shots, eee U&jk: effect Tie Zstra
which you have passed. You can't do It.
and this in the fate of your majority here,
and in the territory a now constituted.
You may howl about the old wldier 'until
tlie cows come borne', but your acta and
doings show your party in this legislature
to be as helpless a.) were your windy ora
tors absent from the field ol carnage.
"For more than eighty days, avrrj one
of which should have ben given to the
passage of laws looking to the protection
of the citizen in bU person and property,
you baT wanted in tbe interest of real
estate gamblers and towrwite speculators,
over thin capital: while tbe interest of tlie
popie bare been ignored, and tbe belpJos
cnimrcn allowed to run not upon yoar
streets, because the Republican member
of this legislature would not pa a school
law. Your jails are full of pmoners who
have violated tbe few law. we haTe. and
they will go scot free hecawe roa will not
paw laws which will punish them aftr
"Indoieace, rsMmanasesieat, Ktturidliy
and ignorance have dominate tbe Repub
licans of thin legislature, d if the people
ever trust yon or your prty agaia la Uri
territory tner oeeerve to b ausrwprotd
by yon la the future as jon. bav doee ha
The 5cbeot hjit wa ratsraad with tbe
goveraori ofcj-etioaA. the ehfef of whieh
were the treatment ot tbe color fyowtioa
aad wnrnaa sviinute.
Mr. Brows, of Loaa. motcx that Mr.
Btxler he appointed a owimhw of oae to
make tbe oorrecttoas .wisse". and re
port at i o'clock, (igrowinr oat of a div
eaxstoQ of a bfll, by Mr Brows, of Loga,
ptorMfog for hu ioae4o of tbe ost
ttaodiag warraat ot the dofoeto etty gov- j
eraateat by th city cooadl. aad strtag !
thew suthorttr to pay thaaa, if ihy
thought thertn joat. Mr, Bcowa, of Ufclu- i
hOHta. moYd tht a ooausUtioe of three
b appoteted to cinM taa i lattwat of
tho ywplr. H "aid that aaoat of the war
ranto had bea bxasffci ap wtta too aoay
dd a for tue ad iwy tatsa aot to h
-rto w 'fc-i 'hMMUOa.
H.rr.U'.- . t -4 -iia- ip j vm do
.m-c v, reo-ie tr,:a Us u.tudznator to
News Notes of Interest From tho State
TorEKA. Kan., Doc 4. Secretary Illg
gins in his annual report will call tlie at
tention of tho Iegisla: ure to tho necessity
of a supervision of tho utate printing, llo
doea not think tho price! paid for work too
high, bub that tho amount of printing
done is excessive. Ho would have all
printing pn.M through the hands of somo
one with authority to cut out all ucediona
and extravagant work.
Department Commander Collins has
called a meeting of the council of adminis
tration, (i. A It. to 1)0 hold at Sabetha
Dec. 18 and 19. Tho principal question to
ho considered will bo tho holding of the
next annual encampment In order to
accommodate tho peoplo of Hutchinson,
this encampment was called to meet in
May instead of in January or February,
ns has been customary. Post all over
the state have been making vigoroun pro
tests, urging that the encamnment bo
called for the usual time. The reasons
offered are two: One 1m that the farmer
of the Ptatewill be unable to attend a May
meeting becauio thoy will be In the inhUt
of their spring work. The other reanon In
that such time of meeting will lndeilaltoly
prolong the term of the prent oilictfr,
and allow the new ollicora only one month
in which to prepare for the national en
campment. Through tho effort of Governor Smith,
of the Soldiers' .Home, nt Ioavenworth,
niombers of that Institution on furlough,
or thoe wishing to become mwmbrnt, will
be furniflhi-d railway tramtportatlon at
one-half rates. To obtain advantage of
this rate, each veteran will be required to
present a certificate from the governor of
the home, nhowlng they aro entitled to tho
' Ninio and are not traveling on public
Col K S. Nettleton, chief ewrln;r of
the nrtwian and underflow Invnaigatlon,
and Robert Hay, chief gwologt. have ar
rived in thin city on their way to OberHn,
where they will conduct an liivewtigat'on
as to tho water nnpply In Decatur county
for purposes of irrigation. Thy are Imt
carrying out the wuthe of the poIe In
yeking for an artificial watar iHppiy.
They do not bare any groat amount of
faith in the wild Uforic of noma eatiera
papers, which are advocating ft fteritM of
damfl for atoring Mirfaoe wator Thiy be
lieve that beneath tbe clar utruta there I
n wind and gravel bod in which will b
fotmd flowing water which can be brought
In the .surface. The welin there prate thh
thory. Tby will fully investigate thin
subject mh mtiku report.
Colon! N S. CJow vrbo la recognized a
the leading ornithologist la North Amor
ica. and who is eae of tbe accepted author
ities In that branch of fMicitce, ha ora
plcted bit munuvript for the cataloxne of
tbe ftpevimeoN now in tho Go orfrftbofav
gteal exhibit boioaging to tb tat. Tali
collection. conb4.ing of bird eaatared
and prepared by him. was donated to tho
ataie by Colon H Gems it h eoaeotlad Ut
be the best collection of Americaa birds on
the continent. In kinds aad variotkn It
cxcIIa the Sutitboatan IiUtt ootlre
tioo. Coioae! Uom i aa eothatA(4a
student in the peculiar ftoid which he hai
adopted, mad devote his ttate aad wealth
to the collection aod fttedy of bird. Hi
bwtory of a bird, iu habits aad battat, it
aeeepted by all ornithologists la thi
world, a. Suing tnbata to taw unobtrnjlri
aad modot Kaawan.
CRUSHED TO DEATH.
Jourr. Ill . Dee 4. A torrUaV aafaca
occurred at the blaM. fttrw deoarbanavt
of the IlliaoM Irt aad Eteoi aoatpaa?'
work today. The furnace, wbfeft wa
blown out for reliaisg and otbar repairs,
ntade aocwMary by a recent exptodon,
which wha attradrd yrith Jo- of for, fell
to tbejcrofiad without waraiazLwh" nw
were eawi;cl at work on it. J&eren mm
were at work in tbe lasfcle at the bottom
aad aboat 4x oa top. wha tbe aocWoat
ocearrrd. .NUsoorr work od farsaec H
ii were piled upon eh other la a '
facd heap, miaiad nik the dead aad
driag workaea Killed Gam Ish XeK
Laroa. Joha I'edwoo, fheodore Lat9ti,
.Stab Froefc. FtaUy iajemt.- Pat. KW
ioa, I'aiiT Sncfooa aad Anz. Swaaioa,
Tbe wrtcfc eaaot be doami bolerc raid
ofeb. WHOLESALE CATTLE 5TEAUNG.
Axkavs Crrr. Kaa. Deo. -t. .Vow
lt tar eautatnea have their aasfe
of th atrtp. mhI hare fcsd Utoe to osmat
thMa.tacy 4ad that tae oual-; tJHatr
of haadVwi of cottar dttftaa; lb b
low & JL otateaana of sfiataltr
hart art hoa. all of which woai
AJit"'AU-m.acft tatfiag -.-;
attr I' .'! to aoarfy ui aw ;
tar l- hxoimu.