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VOL. XIV, NO 19.
WICHITA KANSAS, TLTES DAY MORNING, DECEMBER 9, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 2052.
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ELECTION BILL STILL
FORE THE SENATE.
Scnator Gorman, of 3Iaryiand, Fig
ures in the Hole of a
The "Way and Means Committee of the
House Besolves in Favor of Fiee Sugar
Ifrom the Sandwich Islands.
Eecommendations of the Interstate Com
merce Commission in its Annual Ee
port to Congress A Supreme
Court Decision Bond and
Silver Purchases Notes.
Washington, Dec 8, The resolution
appropriating 5,000 to inquire into the
cause of the Sioux outbreak was referred
to the committee on Indian affairs.
Mr. Hoar asked unanimous consent to
have a time fixed (Friday next, at 4 p. m.),
for taking the final vote on the election
Mr. Gray, who had the floor, yielded to
Mr. Gorman, who argued ngainst the
proposition. The Democrats, he said, had
come to the present congress not elated at
their victory at the polls, but looking with
earnestness to the condition of the coun
try, which was more serious than it ever
had been in his short life. The Demo
crats were prepared to lay abide partisan
views and assist in doing something to
frtay the greatest calamity that had ever
befallen the American people. The farm
. crs of the laud are meeting and resolving,
ho said, that there is danger and
trouble, if not starvation, among them.
The laborers of the country were appeal
ing to congress to stay the awful wreck.
The faces of bankers and merchants were
blanched, none knowing when every bank
in the great centers of commerce will not
be closed. In the midst of such a condi
tion of affairs, the Democrats had hoped
to join the majoritv in preventing the im
pending wreck. But the senator from
Massachusetts had continued, day by day.
to keep his bill before the senate Contin
uing, he said, addressing the Republican
"Lay aside this bill which the country
has pronounced against. Let it go, and
let us take up matters which all classes of
citizens are looking for us to consider. If
you do not, the responsibility must rest
with you. If tho senator from Massachu
setts forces this bill to consideration in
the face of impending ruin and bank
ruptcy, he has the power to do it; but you
will speed the time when this distress
shall become universal. So bo it, Mr.
President, if you will have it so. Again,
we tender to you our earnest endeavor to
stay this panic and save our common
Mr. Hoar replied to Mr. Gorman. "Tho
gentloman's spoech," ho said, "presented
the strongest possible reason for a speedy
vote on the elections bill. Let it be dis
posed of quickly, and proceed immediately
to the question of relieving the present
Mr. Gray considered Mr. Hoar's a very
remarkable position. All Mr. Gorman
hnd asked was to intermit the considera
tion of a bill which sought to change con
ditions u hundred years old, and pay some
attention to the serious condition of the
best interests of tho country. Did tho
senator from Massachusetts suppose that
they would dofault in their duty of debate
upon u measure which affected both tho
business interests of the country and the
iutegrity of its institutions? He wanted
it understood that tho Democrats wero
not responsible for the exclusion of other
business. Mr. Gray concluded his argu
ment against the bill.
Mr Sherman reminded him that tho
choico of presidential electors need not be
made at popular elections, and intimated.
should tho bill pass, that somo states
would appoint electors in another mode.
Mr. Gray replied that ho did not want
the present system disturbed.
Alter an executive session, the senate
"Washington, Dec & Mr. E. B. Taylor,
from the judiciary committee, reported
back the Knloe resolution for the arrest
of George Miuot.oneof the doorkecpers.for
attempting violently to prevent Enloe's
exit from the house during a call of the
house last session. The committee re
ports that the case calls for no action on
the part of the house, and tho resolution
was laid upon the tablo without objection.
Tho floor was then accorded to the com
rnitteo on the District of Columbia, the
question being on ordering the previous
question on the Atkinson bill granting
certain privileges as to sidings, etc, to the
Baltimore and Potomac railroad within
the city of Washington.
The previous question was ordered
yeas, 115: nays, TO.
The bill was ordered yeas, 115; nays, 79.
Tho bill was ordered engrossed and read
a third time yeas, 13C; nays. 77.
Tho bill passed without division. To
morrow was set aside for the consideration
of public building measures which have
been favorably reported by the committee
of the whole.
Mr. McKlnlcy reported from the ways
and means committee, and the house
passed, the bill providing for a rebate on
tobacco iu stock equal to the reduction
made in the internal revenue tax of the
last tariff bill.
THE INTERSTATE COMMISSION.
Washington, Dec 8. The annual report
of the interstate commerce commission
was sent to congress today. Tho commis
hioners recommend a number of amend
ments to the law.
The first is that there bo added to section
8, tho provision, that the facilities to be
afforded by a common carrier shall include
the due and reasonable receipt, forwarding
and delivery by every such carrier, at tho
request of another common carrier, of
f brough traffic at through rates.
Second An amendment to section 10.
removing ambiguities in language, aud
making the criminal remedies clearly ap
plicable to a corporation, when a common
ctrricr, as well as its officers; providing
for tho service of criminal process on cor
porations and bringing them under the
jurisdiction of the courts:hiiaking clear the
'iugatiou oi witnesses to attend before
the commission, regardless of judicial dis
tricts; prohibiting tho payment of com
irissions by one railroad company to tick
it agcuts of another for passenger traus
poitation;abolishing ticket brokerage, and
relating the paying bf car mileage for
t jo use of cars by private companies or in
dividuals. The commission says that tho difficulty
of obtaining direct? evidence from the
rart.es who,by means of participation iu
il.egal acts, Laye such kuowledge of the
particulars of thfc transactions as to be
aole to testify to them, are invariably very
K'fat, and circumstantial evideuce must,
n many cases, constitute the chief rel ance!
'I he commission suggests an amendment
to the law to meet this defect.
A SUPREME COURT DECISION.
Washington, Dec S. The supreme
court of the United States today alarmed
tl c judgement of the circuit court of the
I nited states for the district of Minnesota,
r fusing to grant a writ of habea corptt
to Clifton Holdou. This case has attracted
Mgrcatueal oi attention by reason of it
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WAsniXGTOK, Dec & The amount of 4
per cent bonds accepted today tinder the
circular of December 6, was $4,591,000, for
which a disbursement of about $5,550,f 00
in money will be made. The sr cretary of
the treasury said this afternoon that in
view of all the conditions, he would accept
additional offer of fours at n
reasonable price of a .sufficient
amount to make the total pur
chases 8,000,000, forwhich he said the ex
penditures will be nearly $10,000,000. The
secretary said further, that it was mani
festly impossible under existing
conditions for him to use the fractional
currency now in the treasury in the pur
chase of bonds, for the reason that it
would at once be returned to him in ex
change for greenbacks, and thus leave him
a deficiency instead of a surplus. There is
now about $19,000,000 of fractional currency
in the treasury, of which all but J,000,
000 is in silver half dollars. As it is legal
tender to the amount of 110 only, it is not
regarded as a part as the available cash
balance. The secretary said he would like
very much to get it into circuhition, but
that he certainly should not do bo at the
expense of his limited available surplus.
The treasury department today pur
chased 68-j.OOO ounces of silver at from
81.028 to 1.035.
THE TOBACCO TAX.
"Washington, Dec 8. The ways and
means committee today voted to report the
bill authorizing the secretary of the treas
ury to refund so much of the tax collected
on tobacco which shall be iu the hands of
dealers and manufacturers January 1, as
was abolished by the recent tariff act.
The committee also voted to report the
resolution declaring that nothing shall be
construed to impair the provisions of the
BLAND'S GREENBACK BILL.
WASHINGTON, Dec 8. Representative
Bland, of Miouri. today introduced a bill
authorizing tho secretary of the treasury
to prepare a new series of legal tender
motes or greenbacks, which, when the
ordinary revenues of the government are
not sufficient to meet its requirements, he
is to pay out in sufficient sums to meet all
demands and dues.
THE SANDWICH ISLANDS.
San Francisco, Dec 8. It has leaked
out here that the real object of King Kal-
akaua's visit to this country is to make a
tender of the islands to Blaine. Back of
the scheme are all the forcigu sugar plant
ers whose money has kept Kalakua in
power for five years. The motive for their
desire for annexation is that under the
operation of the McKinley bill, which au
thorizes the payment of a bounty lor sugar
of home production of 2 cents a pound,
Hawaiian planters would receive about$5,
000,000 a year more for their sugar crop if
they became citizens of the United States.
The quantity of sugar imported into tho
United States from Hawaii, in 1SS9,
was 243,324,083 pounds; and as the product
is increasing steadily at the rate of about
20,000,000 pounds a year, it will
be seen that this estimate is well within
the mark. It in believed the administra
tion will receive Kalakaua's overtures
with favor. Blaine has expressed the
opinion that sound policy demands that
the United States should control the Ha
waiian islands, aud he will therefore back
any movement for their acquisition on
favorable terms. The transfer would give
this country absolute control of a valuable
trade which it now shares with English
manufacturers. This trade will greatly
benefit Americ in manufacturers, and will
heli struggling industries on this coast.
With our tariff in operation on the islands,
John Bull's cheap goods would be knocked
clean out. Kalakaua's position has been
precarious for some time. He might lose
by a revolutionary uprising what he may
part with for a valuable consideration. It
is expected th tatidv sum down and a
moderate pension wifl satisfy Kalakaua's
demands. The other persons iu interest
will be as easily satisfied.
DENOUNCED AT THE ALTAR.
Middletown. O., Dec 8. Potsdam,
Miami county, has been tho scene of a sen
sational oc urrence. Miss Nellie Hopkins
is 17 years Id, and the belle of that sec
tion. Besides being handsome and ac
complished she is the possessor in her own
name of 150,000 in cash and property. Two
months ago a very prepossessing stranger,
a land speculator, he haid. arrived at the
village or Palestine, a few miles from
Potsdam. He soon met Miss Hopkins; the
attraction seemed to be mutual and the
two were constantly together. Their en
gagement was announced and the day set
for marriage. The stranger was known
as Morgan Collier, and he said he was
from Cleveland and would take his bride
to live at the Park hotel in
that city. He claimed to be rich
and Miss Nell was supremely
happy, last Thursday was the day
set tor tho wedding. The ceremony was to
take place in the village hotel, to give
room for all the many invited guests. The
evening arrived, the guests assembled, and
the bride-to-be, dressed for the occusion,
met the groom at the door of the parlor
and the two entered. The minister was
ready, when a man who had been about
town a day or two. stepped Into the rooin
and denounced Collier, whoso real name,
he said, was Hiuson, as a married man
with a family, and an adventurer. The
utmost confusion ensued. The bride, that
was not to be, fainted, and in the excite
ment the groom disappeared and has not
agam appeared. Letters found since bis
departure prove him to be a correspondent
of half a dozen women in Northern Ohio.
It is said he lives either at Toledo or Cleve
land. PRATT POINTS.
Special Dispatch to the Dally Earfe.
Pratt, Kan.. Dec 8. E. W. Farmer, ex
treasurer of Pratt county, Kan., was ar
rested under a state warrant sworn out by
Jeff Naron. of Pratt, charging him with
misappropriating IT tt couuty scrip. I lie
case was tried before 'Squire McMurry,
and, on examination, McMurry considered
him guilty as charged, and bound him
over to the district court under a bond of
$1,000. The attorneys were Ellis & Barrett
for defendant, and Clauson & Carscadden
for the state
The Union Sabbath School convention
of Pratt countv was held in Pratt on last
Thursday and Friday, and was largely at
tended. Seemingly much good was done.
Mrs. Elvira 11. Parker, president of tho
state association, and Rev. J. A. Bright,
general secretary of the state association,
The -Methodists are holding a series of
revival services under the leadership of
their pastor, Rev. Davis, assisted by Rev.
Haney, an evangelist,
SAN Francisco, Cal.. Dec S. The
steamship China arrived this morning
from China auu Japan, bringing Chinese
advices to Nov. 13, and Japanese advices
to Nov. 21.
Tho details of the blowing up. on Nov.
2, of the government powder mills at Tai
Ping Foo, are meagre, bnt agree in stat
ing that 300 lives were lot and all the
houses in the vicinity wrecked. Fifty
persons are said to have been at work in
the mills at the time of the accident, and
of their remains only two limbs have been
found. Tho cause of the explosion is un
known. One half of the city of Pa Chow, in the
Erovinceof Anluvy, is reported destroyed
y fire, igniting from another powder'ex
plosion. Several firms at Haichoji, in the Japan
silk district, have failed for nearly $100,
000, and a serious panic has ensued.
A boat containing the captain and four
teen men of tho crew of the Japanese
tntiniug ship Monju, capsized off the coast
of Japan, and all were drowned bat two.
Pittsbcbg. Dec . The threatened
strike of the employes of the Baltimore
uu ymo ranroaa oi mis uivisioh um aoi
THE IRISH PRESS.
Dublin, Dec 8. The Express (Inde
pendent Conservative) says: "The pros
pects for home rule for Ireland at the next
election are as dead as Queen Anne"
Irish opinion points to the continued
popularity of Mr. ParnelL
The Freeman's Journal, in which Mr.
Parnell is understood to have an interest,
today advises, on its own responsibility,
without recommending tho plan to either
side on any grounds beyond its reason
ableness, that efforts be made by the two
factions of the Irish party in the direction
of conciliation and peace. It urges Messrs.
Dillon and O'Brien to return from the
Uui ed States to Paris forthwith, and that
all the Nationalist members of the house
of commons, or delegates from each section
of the party, assemble in conference in
The Cork Herald, referring to Mr. Par
nell's determination not to abandon the
Irish leadership, says that unless a united
Eeople force him to retire, the result will
e disaster aud disunion in the party, and
evils to the country, the enof of which the
present generation will not see.
The Cork Examiner says that Parnell's
English career is closed. It thinks Par
nell has overrated his ability to secure the
return of men to parliament to take the
places of the members of the party who
opposed his leadership.
IN THE COMMONS.
London, Dec 8. The anti-Parnellite
members of the house of commons made
an early appearance in the house today.
Forty-one of them entered the chamber in
a body, and toon the principal places in
the first four benches below the gangway,
with a view to prevent the Parnellites
from occupying their usual seats. Col.
Nolan and Mr. John Deasey entered later,
and contrived to secure seats. Mr. Par
nell's seat had also been reserved, he at an
early hour having fixed a ticket to it.
Mr. Healv arrived latter than his col
leagues. When he entered, he took Mr.
Parnell's seat, but McCarthy warned him
to vacate it.
The party appeared to be in excellent
snirits. They cheered loudly when Mr.
Deasey, an anti-Parnell whip, advanced to
the speaker's chair, and moved tho issue
of a new appeal for an election in North
Kilkenny, to fill the vacancy in the house
caused by the death of Mr. Edward Mar
tin. Tho writ was issued.
Mr. McCarthy, amid the cheerinc of his
supporters, gave notice that upon the reas
sembling of the house, he would call atten
tion to the circumstances in connection
with the recent arrest and prosecution of
Messrs. Dillon and O'Brien, and would
move a resume in regard to the cause.
Mr. Balfour moved the second reading of
the land purchase bill.
Mr. Healy moved to adjourn the debate,
on the ground that the goverment was
treating the house with contempt, in not
explaining the provisions of the bill.
Subsequently, Mr. Healy withdrew his
motion to adjourn, and substituted an
amendment, calling for the rejection of
the land bill. This was defeated. Tho
bill passed its second reading by a vote of
191 to 124. Mr. Parnell entered the house
just boforo the division. He took a seat
next to Mr. McCarth3 and voted, as did
all tho Irish members of both sections
present, against tho bill.
THE M'CARTHY MEETING.
London. Dec. 8. In reply to the call is
sued by Mr. Justin McCarthy, tho leader
of the anti-Parnellite section of the Irish
rmrt.v. nil the members of the nartv who
are opposed to Mr. Parnell assembled to-f
day to further consider the line of policy to
be adopted. Copies of tho call hadboeu
addressed to Mr. Parnell and his sup
porters, but it is hardly necessary to .state
that none of them were present. A coun
cil comprising eight members, was ap
pointed to assist -Mr. iVicL-artny in deeming
the future action of the party. The meow
ing was presided over by Mr. McCarthy.
After the appointment of the council an
adjournment was taken until 2 o'clock
DISTRESS IN THE DAKOTAS.
PrEP.RE, S. D., Dec 8. Lieutenant Gov
ernor Fletcher, asked regarding the des
titution among South Dakota farmers,
said: "Yes, there is destitution in South
Dakota, all reports to the contrary not
withstanding; and, what is more, I can't
see the wisdom of attempting to cover up
these facts. There are some seven counties
that I know of, that are suffering, and in
destitute circumstances, resulting from
drought which has prevailed in these
parts more or less for the past three
"What is going to be done? I believe in
asking aid wherever we can get it. It
seems to me a false pride, that we should
keep such serious facts as these suppressed.
If impartial judges thought the situation
a serious one hist year, they will find it as
much worse this year."
THEII5 PRIDE HURT.
Grand Forks, N. D., Dec S. The cham
ber of commerce and ihe business men's
association have administered a severe re
buke to Congressman Hnnsborough for in
troducing a resolution in congress asking
for an appropriation of $500,000 for desti
tute citiztns of North Dakota, when six
counties of tho Red river valley alone in
the state raised during the crop season of
1S90, 25,000,000 bushels of wheat, besides
other cereals, and have loaned to wheat
buyers of Minneapolis and Duluth HX),000
during the last thirty days to tide them
over the crisis caused by the stringency in
eastern money markets.
SOUTH DAKOTA HARD TP.
Yankton, S. D., Dec 8. A movement is
in progress.amone the members-elect of
the legislature looking to the abolishment
of many of the state officers, in the interest
of economy. The finances of South Da
kota are in bad shape. An effort will also
be made to reduce the representation to
about 100 members. The legislature now
contains 105 members, a greater number
than many of the wealthy states possess.
A BOY ORATOR.
FATETTEVILLE, Ark., Dec 8. Eugene
Leland Spencer, the 13-vear-old son of M.
W. Snencer, of Charleston, Ark., is a
juve lie prodigy as an orator. He is a
pupil of the Arkansas Industrial univer
sity and a member of tho Mathetian so
ciety. His equal in point of eloquence
amongst bovs of his own age can
scarcely bo found. Leland was placed
upon the program of his society
for a declamation during the late
commencement exercises at the A. I. M. in
this city. The immense audience was
held spellbound by his astonishing elo
quence His voice is clear, musical and
t-onorous, his sell possession is complete.
his mauners easy and graceful, and his ,
mien that of a thoroughly trained orator,
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He wears his honors with becoming dig
nity and seems oblivious of the fsct that he
possesses- iu an extraordinary degree the
gift of oratory. He has never received
any special training.
PITT5BCRG. Pa., Dec 8. Mrs. John
Morris, of Beaver avenue, Allegheny, on
Friday last left her husband and took up
her abode with Frank King, a youth jut
past 2L She declares the spirts have told
her that she and King were intended fur
each other, and under no circumstances
can she leave him and return to Morris.
Mrs. Morris is 25 years of age and has
been married two years. The medium
from whom she received the message
directing her to take up with King is
King's mother, who has frequent seances
at her home. Mrs. Morris is in earnest in
her belief, and no threat of prosecution
BURNED TO DEATH.
ATCHISON'. Kan., Dec S. The bouse of .
Ed Farns tcolored, who lives oa a iann i
near Port Williams, in this county, was
consumed by fire about S o'clock iat '
night. One of his children wa-i buraed to
death and another had a narrow escape.
Farrisandhis wife had gone q a neigh
bors, leaving the children alone. Itis
thought they upset a lamp.
THE DE3IANDS OF THE. ORDER
FORMALLY SET FORTH.
The Abolition of the National Bank
ing System and an Increase in
The Oonger Lard Bill Condemned and the
Paddock Pore Pood Sill Strongly
The Organization Said to Have Declared
"War Upon Sectionalism in all Forms
An Effort to Prevent the Holding
of the Next Meeting at "Wash
ingtonNotes, eta', etc.
OCALA. Fla., Dec. 8. The National
Farmers' Alliance assembled again this
morning at &30. After routine work, and
a few speeches giving newspaper corre
spondents a drubbing because they have
secured information of the proceedings
beyond that given out bv the press com
mittee, the convention listened to a re
port from the committee on legislation,
with reference to the subtreasury bill.
Early in the forenoon session of the Al
liance, the financial policy of the order
came up for discussion, under the report
of the committee on legislation. This re
port as to the financial policy, contained
the following amended demands:
First We demand the abolition of na
tional banks; we demand that the govern
ment shall establish sub-treasuries, or
depositories, in tho several states, which
shall loan money direct to the people at a
low rate of interest, not to exceed 2 per
cent per annum on non-perishable farm
products, and also upon real estate, with
proper limitations upon the quantity of
land aud amount of money, we demand
that the amount ofjthe circulating medium
be speedily increased to not less than $50
Second Wo demand that congress shall
pass such laws as shall effectually prevent
the dealing in futures on all agricultural
and mechanical products, preserving a
stringent system of procedure in trials,
such as shall secure the prompt conviction
of offenders and the imposition of such
penalties as shall secure the most perfect
compliance with tho law.
Third Wo condemn the silver bill
recently-passed by congress, and demand,
in lieu thereof, the free and unlimited
coinage of silver.
Fourth we demand tho passing of laws
nrohibitinc alien ownership of lands, and
that congress take prompt action to devise
f-ome plan to obtain all lands, now owned
by aliens and foreign syndicates,
and that all lands now held by
railroads and other corporations in excess
of such as is actnally u.'-ed and needed by
them, be retained by the government and
held for actual settlers.
Fifth Believing in tue doctrine of equal
rights to all and special favors to none, we
demand that our next national legislators
shall so arrange legislation as not to build
up one industry at the expense of tho
others. Wo further demand aremovaLof
the existing heavy tariff from the neces
saries of life, that the people of our laud
must have. We further demand a just
and equal system of gradna? d tax on in
comes. We believe that tiik money of tho
country should be kept as much as possi
ble in the hands of the people, aud hence,
we demand that all national and state rev
enues shall be limited to the necessary ex
penses of the government economically
and honestly adminiscered.
Sixth We demand honest and just state
and national government control and
supervision of the means of public com
munication and transportation; and, if
this control and supervision does not re
move the abuses now existing, we demand
government ownership of such means of
communication and transportation.
A spicy debate followed the introduction
of the report.
Deiegate Carr; of North Carolina, pre
sented a memorial of the National Farm
ers' Alliance to the congress of the United
States with reference to tho Conger lard
bill, now pending.
This memorial asks that congress enact,
as soon as possible, senate bill No. 3,091,
known asthe Paddock pure food bill,
which was introduced by Senator Paddock,
of Nebraska, at the instauce of the Farm
ers' Alliance of that state, for the reasons
that the delegates believe that if the said
bill become a law, it prevents adulteration
and misbranding of food preparations and
drucs. The memorial continues:
"While praying for the passage of the
Paddock pure food bill, as a measure of
justice to all interests, we desire to most
earne-tly and emphatically protest against
the passage of house bill No. 11,565, known
as the Conger lard bill, for the reason that
it proposes to extend the taxing power of
the government, and increase the list of
articles upon which taxes are levied at a
time when the tendency is towards re
duced taxation, and the demand is being
made for the removal of taxes from articles
of necessity and daily use upon the part of
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the same A tax on compound lard is
tax on the cotton seed oil raised by the
cotton planters of the sooth; a tax on com
pound lard is a tax on beef fat, a product
of the cattle raisers of the west. The Con
ger lard bill taxes cotton seed oil and beef
fat, in ordecto enhance the price of hog
lard It array-, the farmers of the north
against the cotton planters of the south
and the cattle raiers of the wet. It is
sectional legislation, and therefore, the in
dustrial movement declares its open and
unceasing hostility to it-
"In thti Trat nf tn nm'i-r fllfriT-ft wn?nl.
will be declared bv us against sectional-
im. the farmer and his friends will be the
citadel around which the heaviest lwttles
are to be fonght. We are not content in
simply shaking hands across a bloody
chasm. Our work is to fill up and efface
thp rham V nw n mnnv as f ho trarAi
but one as the sea. Sectionalism must j
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sheaf and the cotton bale, is a new device,
born of a new pm; 'Fraternity and Unitv I
In this respect the Conger laid bill has met j
north and south."
Some short speeches followed the
introduction of the memorial,
and the convention adopted the following
resolution, amid tremendous applause:
"Kesolved, That we are opposed to the
Conger bill and that we favor the passage
of the Paddock pure food bilL'
In the debate on the demands of the Al
liance, President Hall, of the Misouri Al
liance, made a long speech in opposition to
the sub-treasury plan. He opposes! it be
cause it was chiss legislation; because it
was unconstitutional: because it was op
posed to the Dnncioles of the order: be
cause it was unjust and extravagant, and I
because it would bring financial" ruin to j
tae larmers and all otter classes of busi
ness. It wonld disintegrate the order In
! his own state, and would lose the Alliance
) a million members in the country. ,
Jerry Sim non conrrejsnian-elfict from I
Kansais .sanfthat stare last year raied '
27P.O0O0OO bushels of com. which the '
farmers sold at prices varying from Vtr .
to 144 cents per bushel; bat that ot the
entire amount the gram gamblers in Chi-1
caso got control of 2IQ.0alO bushels, aad ;
sold it lit 45 cents per bushel, which took j
i&MKa,CO0 from the pockets of the faraers
of Kansas. If the United States govern
ment had protected the farmers as it pro
tects the gamblers, this could not have
happened. H the farmers had got this 360.-
000,000, they could have devoted S8Q,OOQ,000
of it to the payment of farm mortgages
and have used the remainder for home
comforts and farm improvements. Ap
plause. Other speeches were made, and the de
mands were finally adopted by a vote of 79
to 9. Mr. Wardall, of South Dakata,
moved to reconsider the vote by which the
alliance protested against the-passage of
the election bill.
Mr. Hall, of Missouri, moved to
lay the motion on the table
which was agreed to 50 to 32. The
states voting against tabling the motion
were Illinois, Texas, Indiana, South and
.iNortn JJaKota. ihere was a division in
Arkansas, Missouri, West Virginia, Ne
braska and Kansas.
A resolution was passed endorsing the
establishing of postal savings banks.
Washington was abandoned for the
Jlace of next meeting, and some place in
ndiana or Hlinow will be selected.
The subtreasury bill was endorsed by a
Capt. Power, of Indiana, has been cir
culating a petition to the National Al
liance, asking that it recind its action of
Saturday night, naming Washington, D.
C, and the third Tuesdayin November, as
the time and place for holding the next
annual meeting; and making Indianapolis
the place. Many signatures have been
secured already among the delegates, and
it is predicted that a change wiU be made
It is now predicted that the Alliance
may remain in. session two or three days
AlIERIOAir FEDERATION OF LABOR.
President Gompers Reviews the "Work for
the Past Year in Bus Annual Address.
Detroit. Mich., Dec. 8. Somo eighty
delegates of the American S'ederation of
Labor were assembled in Clawson's hall
this morning when President Gompers
called the convention to order, shortly
after 11 o'clock. The delegates were wel
comed to the city by the president of the
board of aldermen, in the absence of the
mayor, and President Gompers, of the fed
eration, responded for the delegates.
President Gompers, in his annual ad
dress, advised the convention to avoid con
troversial questions and to concentrate
their efforts upon such issues as the mem
bers are most agreed upon. That such a
course is best is evidonced by tho success of
the eight-hour movement since the last
convention. Since the agitation began
that reform has been successful in 187
cities and has benefited 36,677 workmen
in the carpenters' trade, beside countless
others in other branches of the building
During the year the federation has es
tablished 274 local branches, aud the na
tional trades union reported 913 local
branches established. Lxistine branches
have been added to from 5 to 535 per ceut
The address declares In favor of the sys
tem of national unions of individual
trades. During tho year 1,163 authorized
strikes have taken place. Of these, i)S9
succeeded, 76 failed, and OS were compro
mised. President Gompers refers in com
mendation of the project of an interna
tional labor congress in 1803, to be coinci
dent with the World's fair; demands the
enforcement of tho eight hour law in gov
ernment work: asks for a suitable fed
eral contract labor law; suggests observ
auco of Labor day as a national holiday;
warns against child labor; declares for a
an international copyright law, and de
mands ballot reform.
Several important matters are to come
before this convention, the most important
of which is tha selection of a trade to
make the fight next spring for the eight
Tho committee decided to not receive
the credentials of the delegates from the
central labor federation, of. New York, but
to allow the convention to decide whether
delogates should be received. After the
appointment of the committees, the cou
vention.adjourned till tomorrow.
An Outline of the Scheme to Prevent Out
ting in Railroad Rates.
New York, Dec 8. The letter of Chair
man Walker, of the Central Traffic asso
ciation, which wan perhaps the prime
cause ior me invitation to renew tue presi
dents' agreement, will be printed tomor
row. In it the chairman says that tha
railroads have for fifteen years past, been
cutting their own and each other's throats
with excessive competition, and ruinous
cutting of rates.
To make the business of the roads profit
able, Mr. Walker proposes an association
of the presidents, to be governed by an
executive board. The traffic division of
this association should be in the hands of
a commissioner, subject to the supervision
of the members of the roads. The traffic
division should have the exclusive right to
contract with connecting roads iu the
exchange of business, the division of joint
rates, and with shippers outside the
association territory. Joint agencies should
replace the agencies now in vogus.
Tue work of the traffic division
might embrace the clearinghouse idea, and
under it would receive copies of all billing,
adjust accouuts on through buiines.", set
tle losses and damage claims, and audit all
car service payments. In other word s it
anouiu taxe Immediate ana actual control
of all joint business, and perhaps, in the loathsome disease; tends directly to injure
end, of all competitive business, local to him in respect to his ofilco, profession,
the several roads. In order to secure a trade or business, either by imputing to
proper uistribution of the tariff, an ap- him general di-qnalification in those re
nroxlmate valuation of the several m,n) i nK i.k kt. nin. ., .....u.
rlinti1l ) a -. f fn -.-!.- il t .
rjaUUll4 oi 1 1 . Cu -s iu. cAmuiue, uu iue wi-
.1I-.UI bliCUUUJUH njCl Ul CIV.IJ.a.1 rrirven-
ted by ltsestablisftedrateof earniugs,under
lair rates anu normal conditions upon the
entire local and competitive t rat lie in the
territory covered by the agreement; aud
the traffic controlled by the association
should be distributed in accordance there
with. Under such a concentration of
methods the danirer of destructive rate
cutting, either ."ecret or open, would be
substantially eliminated, the net revenues
of every line be protected, and, at the
same time, the public would be tetter
A ' HAUL.
" AXAHATOiIE, Tex. Dec 8. Last
night the jewelry establishment of J. C.
oodlief wm entered by burglars, who
secured from 112.000 to 115.000 worth of
jewelry, consisting of line watches.
diamond rinSTS and Dins. ThHV entrwl htr
prying up a window at the back end and
proceeded to work upon a large safe with
n H.11 tT-n k! iJZ t I ..
""'" - .itr- Ciu uwiot iu wie
outer door. The first one, it seems, was a
little too high for the combination, when
a second one was bored a quarter of an
inch below, by which the combination was
struck. The 2ier door of the safe, from
appearances, were blov.-n open with pow
der. After securing all the finest gold
watches and rings In the sie the bureUra
were careful eaoush to pat the trays back
and close the znic. as if nothing bed hap
pened. The robb-ry was not discovered
until about 11 o'clock today.
MEADVT1AE, Pa., Dec S. Reports con
tinue to come in of new sufferers who
have lost more or less heavily in the col
lapse of Delimiter & Co's. bank, and a
banker of this city said that a cautiocs
estimate of the total liabilities would not
be le- than SSOQ.OCW. and that it may reach
New YORE. Dec 8. Robert S. Roberts,
Edward Koberts and Nathaa B. rtobexts.
composing the firm of Roberrs. Caahmaa
.e Co . dealer in and irnDort-rs of battr'
ciatenais. at 177 Greene street, made aa
aa?nmcnt iraiav The firm was nui
over S LOXj.000. aad their credit waa th
bights in the trade. Tha liabilities
be ta the neighborhood of fRUO.
fi)re w& aot eattfed by the tariff, bat
w the work of several ami. who draggad
DAILY REPORT OE AFFAIR5
A Message from the Governor to the
Law-Makfirs.dn Regard, to
the Indian Scare.
Foil Text of the Ironclad Slander and Libel
Bill, as Passed by Both Branches
of the Legislature.
The Printer's Fee Bill in the House An
other Oirous in the Lower Body
Guthrie Society Notes General
Hetrs. amL.Uotaa.of tkBjr '
Special DUpatch to the Dally Kacle.
Guthrie. Ok., Dec. S. Nature, as if to
cover the shortcomings of all, the legisla
ture included, has spread over tho land
scape a two-inch covering of snow. While
it brings with it aa additional guarantee
of bountiful crops the coming year, yet in
tho immediate present, It means shivering
mortals and makes poverty pinch all the
harder. Many a poor homesteader was at
his wit's end last night as to how he
might protect himself and his from the
cold, tho thermometer dropping down to
zero. This snap will be a reminder to the
legislators that additional aid from con
gress will be necessary, and to at once pass
the memorial to congress so strongly
recommended by the governor.
There are entertained by the legislature
great hopes that congress will look with
favor upon their prayer for a special ses
sion. FoHbwinj? Is the special message to the
legislature in regird to the Italian scare:
"To the Honorable, the Ppeater of the Home of
KepreMCtallre. Territorial Legislature of Okla
homa: "In my address to the legislative asem
blv on August 28, I suggested that a
militia code be embodied in the statutes to
be nrovided for this territory. If any
action has been taken thereon, I am not so
"Comes now to mo Mr. M. A. Duff, of
Canadian county; D. G. Woodworth, of
Kingfisher county: II. L. McKee, of King
fisher county; B."P. Wood worth, of Logan
county, who represent that great uneasi
ness is felt among the settlers (more
especially among the women and children)
in tho central and western portion of the
territory, on account of the actions of tho
Indians in the Cheyenne and Arapahoe
country. Tho ghost dances, they inform
mc, are kept up. The Indians have great
faith in the coining of the Messinh, and
glvo evidences of discontent in many
ways. Hence the fear of an outbreak; and
the men in that portion of the country
desire to organize into companies, and to
have arms furnished them.
"Without any particular' regard .is to
how much or how little danger there may
be of an outbreak by the Indians, and the
usual consequences, I deem it proper to
agjnin invite your attention to tho matter
ot adopting a militia codo at the earliest
moment practicable. This will enable us
to secure from the general government at
least $2,000 worth of equipments, and I
have no doubt a much more as may be
found to be necessary, aud to put them
into proper hands for the protection of the
settlers, if necessary.
"Tho gentlemen whom I have named
will, I am informed, visit the proper com
mittees in both houses, and give suph in
formation as they have on tho subject.
Again expressing the hope that early ac
tion may oe taken in this matter, I am,
very respectfully, yours,
'Geohok W. STEKLE, Governor."
Tho libel bill is an iron clad ono. About
its merits there is a difference of opinion.
Below is the bill as nassed. The bill only
awaits tho governor's signature to become
To define and punish libel and slander,
and to provide civil remedies therefor.
Be it enacted by the leelsUUre OMembly of the
Territory of Oklahoma
Section 1. A libel is the malicious de
famation of a person made public by print
ing, writing, sign, picture, representation
or effiiry, tending to provoke him to wrath
or subject him to public hatred, contempt
or ridicule, or to deprive him of the bnf
fit of nublic confidence and social inter
course, or injure him in his htiKinew, or
any malicious defamation made public as
aforesaid, designed to blackenor villify the
memory of one who I dead, and tending
to scandalize or provoke his surviving
relatives or friends.
Fee 2. Slander U a falvs and un
privileged publ'cation, other than libel,
which charges any person with crime, or
having been indicted, convicted or punish
ed for crime, imputes in him the present
existence, of an infectious, contagious or
. . ..'.
peculiarly requires, or hy Imputing Mime-
thing with reference to bis office, pro- j
fession. trade or bnsinos that has a
natural tendency to lessen its profits. I
imputes to him impotence or want of
chastity; which, by natural consequence,
causes actual damage.
Sec 3. A privileged communication Is
one made In any legislative or judicial pro
ceeding, or in any other official proceeding ;
authorized by law; In the proper discharge
of an official duty; by a air and true re- ,
port witho'it malice, or of a itidicUl. leirW-1
iatlve. official or other proceeding, or of
anything KAid in the course thereof. In all
case of such communications, made to a
person other than a near rebitire, or ward,
or between persons related in buiajs,
malice .sall be presumed from the corn
rnunicntlon, unless the facts ami dream-
stances and the testimony rebut the same.
rec 4. In all civil Action to reeorar i
damages for libel or jdawder. It shall be
snMcient to state generally what the de-
lamaiory matter watt, mxl that It was
published or poken of the plaintiff awl
to allege any general or special damage
caused thereby, and the plaintiff to re
cover .shall oolr rz held to prove that the
matter was published or spoken by the
dfeodaat eoBceruiog the plaintiff. Ax a
defense thereto, the defendant may deny
and offer evidence to disprove th charg
mode, or be may prove that the matter
charge! as defamatory waa true, aad In
addition thereto, that it wm published or
spokeo under such ctrcunxstaoces an to
render it a privileged eommuaicatlon.
S-cc. j. An injurious publication is pre
sumed to have been roaldou If no justifta-
ote motive ior rai&ng it is aoowb.
Sec 6. If there be a rrdk:t by a jnrj or
finding by the court in favor e-f the
phuntiff, the rerdct aad judgment shall
in no case be less thau IWi abd cMts, and
may be for a gr&ater uai if the proof
justifies the mtw And if there be a
verdict in favor of the defendant, aod the
jmzy Sad that the adoe was raahdeas or
withoat rnuooabie pcorossiioa. todgmeoi
shall be reedared ngnhai. xb plots titf and
la favor of the defeadaat for i costs. In
cluding oa atsoraey s ?re of Jkw.
." 7 Every per-on who jaaket, ooo
poses. dictate or proam- the zr so be
do&e. or win wiifotly pMlse nr titrm-l-e
mac lib!, or bx aar way Icswsrusglx
or wiHsllf aids, or ntm4m hi asakiav.
Bvainfcjas r etwaJauwir ds we. fcUl
fee pBcfiatd by teqadsoameat ta the
county jail not more than one year or by a
fine not exceeding $1,000, or both at tho
discretion of the judge; aad moreover, be
civilly liable to the party injured: Pro-tV-,tLod,'
.however. That It said libel is pub
lished in a newspaper or periodical having
a general circulation, the person so offend
ing shall be punished by imprisonment in
tho penitentiary not less than one year or
uiuro tuau inrea years.
Sec 8. In all criminal persecutions or
indictments for libel, the truth thereof
may be given in evidence to the Jury, and
if it be made to appear by tie defendant
that the matter ctMrged- as libelous, was
true, and in aJdlMos thereto was pub
lished with good motives, and for justifia
ble ends, or was a privileged communica
tion, the defendant shall De acquitted.
SecO. In criminal prosecutions for
libel, the Indictment or Information need
not set forth any extrinsic facta for the
purpose of showing the application to the
party libeled of the defamatory matter
upon which the indictment is founded;
but it is sufficient to state generally that
the samo was published concerning tho
party named and the fact that it was
published must be established on the trial.
Sec 10. To Mtstain tho charge of pub
lishing lilel, it is not needful that tho
words complained of should have been
read by any person; it is enougtr amd suf-ficuuat-
evulenee' tJmt the accused know
ingly parted with the immediate custody
of the libel under circumstances which
exposed it to be read by any person other
Sec 1L No editor, or proprietor of any
newspaper shall be liable to prosecution
for a fair and true report of any judicial,
legislative or other public official proceed
ings, except upon proof of malico m
makingsuch report; aud in making such
report, as public official proceedings,
malice shall not be Implied from publica
tion; but libelous remarks, connected with
matter privileged under the last section,
shall not be privileged by reason of their
being connecu.nl therewith.
Sec 12, Every person who threatens to
publish a libel concerning any othtr per
MJti. or concerning any relative, wife or
child, or dead relative of such person, or
member of his family shall bo liable civilly
and criminally to tho same extent as
though tho publication had been made.
But if the thought be not in writing, tho
threat and character of the libelous matter
must be proven by at leastHwo witnesses
or by omr witness and corroborating cir
cumstances. Src. 13. Civil and criminal action for
libel or slander, shall be conducted aa
other actions and under the directions
and charges of the court.
Sec 1. All acts and parts of acts and
laws Inconsistent with this act are hereby
N'c. 1.1. This act shall be in force, and
in effect from and after the final adjourn
ment of the present session of this legisla
It was erroneously stated In th'o report
of tho council proceedings of Dec I. that
a oil! prepared by Mr. Brown, of JjOgnn,
provided for the payment of warrant In
sued by the do facto city governments.
The bill which Mr. Brown did introduce,
nnd which passed the council, providr
that public improvement of which tho
city lias had the benefit may be examined,
and if not paid for, may be paid for aa may
bo just ami equitable.
Mr. N. G. IJeard, assistant council en
rolling and engrossing fclerk, dcwrvei
great credit for the able manner in which
ho has performed the duties ot his nfilcn
in tho nlNpnee of Mr Carrlco, tho chief
enrolling nnd ongrosnlng clerk. Uniform
ity courteous, he ha-s made for himself an
Wonder what causes tho nbsent-mlnd-ness
of the council's sergeant-at-arms, It
must bo McCartney's resolutions of ro
upect for the reporter.
Mr. 8. W. Turner, cousin of Superin
tendent Turner, was present at the morn
ing session of the house.
The quarters assigned to the enrolling
and engrossing qfcjrk are too small.
The prr""nt appearance of Oklahoma la
a travesty upon Italian weather.
The house bills providing for offices oC
county clerk, register of deeds and Hboriff,
was passed with some amendments.
The house bill providing for municipal
organization was possed.
Tho house bill relating to township tax
ation wm possiwl. changing oiwesaor's
compensation to (3 per day.
Six pilgrims answered to the roll calL
Tho chaplain prayed for the absent ones.
bh there were but few present to be prayed
fr- . ,. ,
Mr. Campbell moved that tho rending of
the journal be dipncd with, wbloh mo
A call of the house was moved, and tho
corps ot house officer was sent out to dig
the absentees out "f the snow
The conxtant attendance of some of tho
members upon divine lu-rvice hai an en
ervating effect, causing late Monday break
fast. After strenuous effort, the nergeant-at-arm
and his coadjutor brought In
four wandering sheep. This not making
a quorum, the Iioumj odjouraod to mfceS
at 2 p. m.
Sixteen membeni answered roll call.
The speaker pro tern, aigned con noli bill
The house resolved ltvdf into a commit
te of the whole for tho consider
ation of bouse bill No. 3, nu art
In relation to the settlement ami
support of the poof- 'rbo WH "" ?dur,J
Mr. C tor k rose to a question oi personal
Owing to my uuure oeing o
great, 1 ask for the privilege of maklnjf a
motion without rising to niy feet."
Mr Wlmberly Would you not like 05
to snsped the rule when you wish to
ond a motion
Mr Campbell I will read rule 113. The
role requires a person to rise whan be ad
dresses the chair.
Mr Clark You fellow do nt reallwi
bow bard it to lor a feflew like uj to
K1 "P- ... ... . - .-
I he boose conMaerea oounai w i, ,
an act to preivjribe th time In wttlob blfU
may be broogbt before the committer of
The bill was paAwed.
Com art 1 bill No. W.
an act to provide fr
printing 1,0X eops of the ekoi law awl
conuctl inu No. 31, were iwi-L
Hotto bill No. & fprlHtora let) wa
t - Vm nu
The boQM committee cot down the rates
for printing to rkitroioasly low nits. The
member recommending this hare no
knowledge of printing whatever.
Mr Peery fHticlvitn the report of tba
committee as being unreasonable.
Mr. Adair urged the adoption of the re
port, and claimed the ratrs allowed were
enough. He satd the scheme was a
printer's plan. He acknowledged he bad
not bei a printer, but knew what it
Mr Matthews (tbi chairman of the com
mittee to Terrillj He be a practical printer,
aad knows Lam in favor of tha bill aa U
Mr. Clark Mr. Terrtll toW me the prlc
is ample, aad Mrverai practical priatera. If
my memory airre me right, bar said
this U enough. I wast a mJtn to make
wraethlxu. I doa't want moe to wsrkat
Mr Merlea The Priotr satmtd bATa
fair bring wags.
Mr Terrill I investigated tb mattor.
and foucd that qtzKe a nurxtbrr f the best
priaters coosfelcrod the price sufficitotaad
any aore Is legal rahb-sry
Mr. Peery gxrtd to strike eat Ui aad hv
Mr Waggoaer zaerred to Jay the mtfdha
os the table. Carried.
The U ped W u 2 Wlroberfcr,
Psscry asm. Kabsrtson rotta; ia tsV &
Tae bit!, m aawmded, provides gar &o
iatlawtsn; fcsse W nt ?-jr ejware, M fern
Omh aaparo for first rflsK!? each.