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TOL. XIV, NO 21.
WICHITA KANSAS, THUESDATJMOIlNINaDECEiAIBERll, 1S90.
WHOLE NO. 2054.
SENATOR FARWELL INTRODUCES
ANOTHER SILVER BILL.
The Amendment to the Tobacco
Schedule of the Tariff Act
Sent to the President.
The House Devotes the Day to the Consid
eration of the Measures Reported by
the Committee on Indian Affairs.
A Circular From the Secretary of the Treas
ury in Regard to Bond Purchases
The Number of Members in the
House asPixed by the New Ap
portionment Bill Other
Capital News Notes,
WASHINGTON", Dec. 10. Mr. Reagan
cavo notice of several amendments winch
he proposed to offer to the elections bill.
Among the bills introduced and referred,
were the following: , ,
By Mr. Farewell: To amend the silver
act of last session.
Mr. Plumb offered a resolution for a
meeting of the senate daily at 10 a. ni.,
-with a recess from 5:30 till 8, and asked
for its immediate consideration.
M. Cockrell Let it be printed and lie
It was so ordered.
The house bill to authorize the payment
of a rebate on tobacco, to correct an omis
hion in the tariff bill, was taken up and
The bill now goes to the president for
The senate then resumed consideration
of tho elections bill.
Mr. George read a speech of four hours'
duration in opposition to it.
Mr. Hoar said ho would not now move
for a night session for the continuation of
Mr. Allison renewed the suggestion for a
reprint of the elections bill, with tho house
and senate provisions in parallel columns.
The order was made and the senate ad
WAfiniKGTON, Dec. 10. On motion of
Mr. Henderson, of Illinois, J. W. Hath
away was elected postmaster of the house.
Tiie house went into a committee of the
whole for tho consideration of a resolution
reported by the ways and means commit
tee, providing for tho distribution of the
Mr. McKinloy stated that so much of the
meFfiago as referred to the elections bill
was assigned to the select committee on
the election of president, vice president
nud members of congress.
Mr. Hooker expressed a desire to so
amend the resolution .'is to send that por
tion of tho message to tho committee on
Mr. McKinley announced his willing
ness to have tho amendment offered, but
objected to debate, as ho was acting by
the courtesy of the chairman of the com
mittee on Indian affairs (Mr. Perkins, of
Kansas), to which committee the day had
been assigned. He therefore moved that
the committee rise.
The motion was agreed to, and, on mo
tion of Mr. Perkins, the house again went
lino commiiiet: ui mc huic v"" -"v...o,
of Michigan, in the chair) on bills reported
from the committee on Indian affairs.
Tho GrM bill called up was a senate bill
for the relief of the mission Indians in
tho state of California.
The committee rose and the bill was
Washington, Dec. 10. The secretary o
tho treasury issued the following notico
this afternoon: "The 4-per-cont bonds ac
cepted today by the secretary of tho treas
ury completed the amount which ho of
fered to purchase, and bond redemptions
will therefore, for the present, be limited
to the 4!.-pcr-ccnt loan, which tho secre
tary will continue to redeem at par and
interest to maturity. Tho secretary will
also purchase for tho Union Pacific sinking
fund any lirst mortgage Pacific railroad
bonds which are a prior lien to tho subsidy
bonds, and pay therefor such prices as will
realize 4 per cent per annum on tho invest
ment. The amount which will bo pur
chased is limited for tho present to 500,
000. Tho amount of silver offered for sale to
tho treasury department was 79S,XX)
ounces, and the amount purchased 93,000
ounces nt from $1.03 to $1.0447.
Tho controller of the currency has ap
pointed Jacob McKnight, of Hutchinson,
Kan., an examiner of national banks.
Washington, Dec. 10. Senator Hawley
today introduced a bill to define the lino
of the army and increase its efficiency.
Tho bill provides for an increase of the
artillery brunch by the addition of two
regiments. The number of enlisted men
is limited to 80,000 of whom 5,000 may bo
Representative Cutcheon today intro
duced a bill to authorize the president to
proscribe a system of examination of en
listed men of the army, to determine their
fitness for promotion to tho grade of
second lieutenant. The bill embodies
suggestions contained in the last annual
report of Secretary Proctor, relative to a
means of preventing the exercise of favor
itism in promotions.
tionment bill tounv. vltrswns decided to
give Brooklyn auculfew York a-hearing on
their request fotAjrecount. This will not
le allowed to dfcmynction onbc reappor
tionment hill, hnwexg&Ciie discussioa'qo
the question of thVnttmber of members
that should composo the next "house of
representatives showed a sentiment favor
able to .156. Tho discussion did not become
partisan and the Democrats seemed satis
Washington, Dec 10. The house mem
bers of the joint committed on immigra
tion have agreed upon a bill to regulate
immigration. The bill is intended to make
the law much more effectual than the
present law. The object of the bill is not
to check immigration in general, but to
check the floodof undesirable immigrants.
One important provision is tho exclusion
not only of pauers, but those who are
likely to become paupers. Polvgamous
persons are also excluded by the b'llL
THE RAUM INVESTIGATION.
Washington, Dec 10. The committee
investigating the charges against Pension
Commissioner Raum refused to include
among the subjects being investigated the
charge that Commissioner Raum, during
the late election, visited Mr. Cooper's dis
trict and engaged in such practices as
tended to degrade the service and prosti
tute his office. The vote on the question
was a party one. The committee will meet
Vew Yohk.Dcc. 10. Tho Western Union
directors to day declared the regular
Quarterly dividend of T per cent.
THE TOTAL POPULATION.
Washington, Dec. 10. The total popu
lation of the countrv, including Indians,
etc., will reach 63,000,000. Already the
census office has returned, in round fig
ures, 315,000 Indians and whites in the In
dinn Territory. These, with the popula
tion of Alaska, which Special Agent Pe
troff estimates at SS.OOO, will bring up the
total population of the country to 63,
000,000, a numerical gain of 13,000,000 for
FARWELL'S SILVER BILL.
Washington, Dec. 10. Senator Farwell
today introduced a bill to amend section I
of the present silver law, so as to direct the
secretary of the treasury to purchase a'i the
silver bullion that may be offered, at the
market price thereof, not exceeding $1 for
371.25 grains of pure silver, and to Issue in
payment for it United States treasury
THE NATIONAL SILVER COMMITTEE.
Washington, Dec. 10. A meeting of the
executive committ eeofth national silver
committee was held here at noon today
After an informal discussion, General A.
J. Warner, of Ohio, and Charles G. New
lands, of Nevada, were appointed as a com
mittee to draft resolutions and an address
to congress urging free and unlimited coin
age of silver,
NO RIVER AND HARBOR BILL.
Washington, Dec. 10. The house com
mittee on rivers and harbors today form
ally decided not to prepare a river and har
bor appropriation bill during this session
THE ALTON'S REFUSAL.
New York, Dec, 10. The Chicago and
Alton has declined to take part in the con
ference which meetB Monday to renew
the "president's agreement". All the other
western roads will be represented.
THE PBIOE Or TABU PK0DU0TS.
Interesting Pacts and Figures from the
Washington, Dec. 10. The statistical
returns of the department of agriculture
for December, give the average farm prices
of agricultural products by counties, which
are consolidated in this office to obtain ac
curate averages for the several suites.
State aeents obtain similar estimates, re
vise and consolidate, and forward state av
erages. The department estimates, as
published, are made from these duplicate
and independent sources of information,
which are in remarkable agreement, and
may be relied upon as the true measure of
value of crops in the hands of the farmers.
The present corn crop is worth more
than the last, and the farmers will receive
more for it. Unfortunately, districts of
failure do not realize their portion of tho
advance in average value. The average
price, by present returns, is 50.1 cents
per bushel, against SS.3 cents for the crop
of 18S9. an increase of 77 per cent. It is
the highest December price ot tne decaue,
except in 18S1, the ouly year in which tho
final average of condition was worso than
that of the present season. Tho average
price then rose to 63.6 cents, and that of
the following year was 48.4 cents, with
better crops than the present.
The preseut average shows that small
crops are a sure cure for low prices, and
that tho law of demand is still tho main
factor in making prices and profits. The
prices in the seven corn surplus state arc:
Ohio, 51 cents; Indiana, 47 cents; Illinois,
43 cents; Iowa, 43 cents; Missouri, 44 cents;
Kansas, 51 cents; Nebraska, 48 cents.
The average farm value of the wheat
crop, as estimated, is 84 cents per bushel,
against 09.8 cents for 18S9, an iucreaso of 20
pur cent on tho price of last year. The
value of wheat is affected by the harvests
of other countries (as corn is not) percepti
bly, and therefore prices aro not entirely
governed by tho price of the home grown
The price of oats has responded sharply
to the nressure of a small crop, and in
creased demand because of a short corn
crop. The average is 4-2.2 cents against 23
cents last year. It is tho highest reported
since li?Sl. An examination of records
shows that the abundance or scarcity of
corn matei .Ulv affects tho value of this
crop, tho two grains being largely inter
changeable in use.
Rye, like oats, at 62.9 cents is higher
than in 18S1, and the same is true of bar
ley at 64.8.
Buckwheat at 57.7 cents marks an ad
vance over last year, but is lower than
The deficiency in the potato crop has
caused an advance iu values in all sections
of the country. The average is 77.7 cents,
an increase of more thau 90 per cent over
the prices of the two past years.
The returns bhow slightly higher prices
for tobacco than have prevailed since 1SS7.
The average is reported at 7.7 cents per
Hay alone, of all farm products, records
a decline from last year. The present
price is 7.74 per ton, and the slight fall
ing off is due to the increased product.
Text of the Financial Measure of the Kan
Washington, Dec. 10. Following is the
coinage and banking bill introduced by
Senator Plumb yesterday:
Section 1. That the compulsory require
ment of deposits of United States bonds
with the treasurer of tho United Stales by
national banks is hereby limited in
amount to $10,000 of bonds for each and
every national bank.provided that this act
shall not apply to the deposits of bonds
which may be required by the secretary of
the treasury to secure deposits of public
moneys in the national banks.
Sec 2. That the secretary of the treas
ury is hereby authorized and directed to
replace all sums of national bank notes
Sermanently retired and canceled since the
ate of June 30, 1SS2, and all sums thereof
permanently retired and canceled here
after.by the issne forthwith of like sums of
United States notes of the docription and
character iu all respects of the now out
standing notes of the United States au
thorised by act of February 25, 1S62. enti
tled "An act to authorize the issue of
United States notes, and for the redemp
tion or funding thereof, and for funding
.the floalingdebt of the United States,"
and"acts amendatory thereof.
Sea 3. That Miction 1 of the act ap
proved July 14. ISiX), entitled "An act di
recting the purchase of silver bullion and
the issue of treasury notes thereon and for
other purposes," is hereby amended so as to
read: "The unit of value in the United
States is hereby declaaed to be the dollar,
and the same may be coined of 25.S grains
of standard gold, or 412' j grains of stand
ard silver, except as hereinafter provided;
and the secretary of the treasury is hereby
directed to purchase all tenders of silver
bullion in amounts of the value of $100 or
more, and not too base for the operations
of the mint, and at the market price there
for, not exceeding $1 for 37L25 grains of
fine silver: to issue in payment there
of treasury notes of the Uni
ted States in such form and
of such denominations. not less
than$l, as he may prescribe; aud a sum
sufficient to carry into effect the provisions
of this act is nereby appropriated out of
anv money in tho treasury not otherwise
appropriated; and whenever the market
price of silver bulliou hnll bave been for
a period of six monhts f 1 or more for37UT
grains of pure silver, all purchasing of
silver bullion by the secretary of the treas
ury shall cease, and thereupon and there
after anv owner of silver bullion, not too
base for'the operations of the mint, may
deposit the same in amounts of the value
of not less than ?1C0, at any mint of the
United Suites, to be formed into standard
dollars or bars, for his benefit and without
charge, and at the said owner's option he
nmv receive instead the equivalent thereof
in the aforoaid treasury notes."
Seo. 4. That after the passage of this act
it shall not be lawful to issue any silver
certificates authorized by section 3 of the
act which became a law February 28, 1878
entitled "An act to authorize the coinage
of the standard silver dollar and to restore
its legal tender character," or acts amend
atory tnereor. ana any oi tne same on
hand, and at any time received in the
treasury shall be canceled and destroyed,
and thereupon immediately, in lieu there
of, in like amounts, and as substitutes
therefor, the secretary shall issue treasury
notes of the act approved July 14, 1890, en
titled as hereinbefore named.
Sec. 5. That whenever the president of
tho United states shall be authoritatively
advised that the mints of France, Belgium
and Italy are open for the coinage of their
legal-tender silver money as free from lim
itations, charges and restrictions as for
their gold, and upon the valuation of 1
ounco of gold as the equivalent for 15
ounces of silver, it shall be the duty of the
president thereupon to issue his proclama
tion, which shall have all the force and
effect of a law of the United States, direct
ing the secretary of the treasury:
1. To prohibit the further coinage of
standard silver dollars of the weight of
412 grains each.
2. To receive from any owner of silver
bullion not too base for the operations of
the mint deposits of the same at any mint
of the United States in amounts of the
value of not less than $100, and issue in
exchange therefor, at the rate of $1 for 360
grains of pure silver, treasury notes of the
act approved July 14, 1890, entitled: "An
act directing the purchase of silver bullion
and the issue of treasury notes thereon,
and for other purposes," and acts amenda
tory thereof, and after one year from the
date of the said proclamation to cause the
owners of such silver bullion, so deposit
ing the same, to receive at their option, in
lieu of treasury notes, the hereinafter pro
vided new standard silver dollars or bars
3. To devise a new dollar coin of the
United States which shall contain 400
grains of standard silver and be a legal
tender for all debts; public and private,
and caused to be coined thereof not fewer
than 2,500,000 each month until 300,000,000
of tho same shall be coined, and subse
quently to continue the coining thereof at
his discretion; and for that purpose recoin
ing any silver dollars of the 412 grains
standard, or using any silver bullion that
may be on hand.
4. After 30,000,000 of the said new stand
ard dollars shall have been coined, then
and thereafter to cause that all silver
dollars of the 412 grains standard at any
time on hand, and not covered by out
standing silver certificates, shall either be
recoined into the herein provided new
standard dollars or standard silver bars.
5. And in the discretion of the secretary
to cause that standard silver b rs, upon
demand theiefor, may bo paid out there
after at the valuation of not less than $1
for 400 grains in the redemption of any
scries or description of United States
G. That any gain or seignorage accruing
to the United States by virtue of this act
shall be accounted for and paid into the
THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS.
Washington, Dec, 10. About forty Re
publican senators were in caucus tonight,
endeavoring to agree upon some plan for
facilitating the transaction of business in
the senate. Dissatisfaction was general
with the present condition of business, the
western senators being particularly ve
hement in urging the necessity of imme
diate action to relieve the financial stress.
The friends of the election bill defended
tho management of that measure, but
were willing to adopt any feasible course
to secure speedy action on it. The result of
the meeting was an agreement to keep the
bill before the senate at least for this week
to exhaust the debate the senate will sit
thirteen hours dnily. If this does not
avail, then a cloture resolution will be
proposed. To satisfy the silver senators,
a committee of six will be appointed to
act with the Republican members of the
finance committee, to devise some means
of financial relief for the country, with in
structions to report a bill to the caucus
Monday. If the election bill has not come
to a vote by that time, tho cloture resolu
tion will be brought forward. If that fails
then the election bill will be laid aside and
the financial bill piessed to a conclusion.
Washington, Dec. 10. Pensions were
issued today as follows:
Original Randall Rngland, Atohison;
George W. White, Hiawatha; John Craig,
Molhie; Joseph Shaffer, Chico; Wilbert F.
Wilmot, Glen Elder; George G. Winkoop,
Larned: James D. Williams, Oskaloosa;
Michael Besstner, Newton; Hiram C. Ells
worth, Independence; Jacob Zerbie, Ster
ling; John Thomas, National Military
home; Timothy bhaffer, Boicourt.
Navy Thomas Hemmel, National Mili
Iucrease Thomas Bennett, Onolis; Davis
O. Dover. Hoisiugton; Alfred Buchtell.
Garnett: Thomas M. Sto'ieman, Stafford;
David P. Bricker, Greeley; Archelans
Stanley Gudgen, Topeka: John Warbrit
ten, Garnett; William H. Kule, Dexter;
Hiram Allen, Lost Springs; William J.
Miller. Meriden: Robert C.Jackson. Wich
ita; Lyman H. Grrgg, Olivet; Franklin H.
Schmatter. Great Bend; Lorenzo D. Hicks,
Latham: tuchan Kirk; Earleton; George
W. Gallion, New Cambria.
Reissue and increase George W. Ramey,
Original Samuel Gille&pio, Kingfisher.
Topeka. Kan., Dec, 10. The little son
of W. T. Brubaker aud a boy named Coul
tis committed a daylight robbery in North
Topeka today, but were caught before they
got away with their plunder. Mrs. W. C.
Slie, who lives at 919 north Kansas avenue,
was calling on Mrs. Brubaker. While she
was there the boys went to her home and
gathered up all the jewelry they could find.
Before thev got out of the house Mr. Slie
came in. The boys heard him coming and
nut their plunder on the bed under a quilt.
When asked what they were doing there
thev said Mrs. Slie had sent them after
something. Officer Ward was called and
took the boys to the Brubaker home,
where the errand story was found to be
a fake. The Coultis boy is one of the
bovs arrested last summer for barn burn
ing. Both boys are under ten years of age.
THE WORLD'S FAIR.
Chicago, Dec. 10. This afternoon Presi
dent Palmer, of the national world's fair
commission, made public his appoint
ments for the eight members of the board
of control, on behalf of the commission.
Thev are as follows, the first two being
provided for by resolution of the commis
sion: President Thomas W. Palmer, Re
publican, of Michigan; Vice Chairman J.
A. McKenzie, Democrat, of Kentucky;
Commissioner-at-large William Lindsay,
Democrat, of Kentucky; Commissioners
E. B. Martindale, Republican, of Indiana;
J. W. St. Clair, Democrat, of West Vir
ginia; C W. Masey, Republican, of Dela
ware: T. M. Waller. Democrat, of Connec
ticut; M. H. DeYoung, Republican, of
California. Tne eight members repre
senting the local board have not yet been
THE TERRITORY INDIANS.
KANSAS Citt, Mo., Dec, 10. A dispatch
is printed here from Capt, Woodson," com
manding the post at Fort Reno, denying
the statement that there is danger of an
outbreak among the Cheyennes and
Arapahoes, consequent upon the excite
ment attending the ghost dances.
THE RUSSIAN JEWS.
LONDON, Dec 10. A mee'mg of influen
tial nersons was held at the Mansion house
todhV to consider the condition of the
Jews in Russia. The lord mayor presided.
The Duke of Westminster moved a revela
tion deploring the suffering of the Jew- in
that country. The duke, in introducing
the resolution, said the czar and czarina
wore ignorant of the miserable condition
of the Jewa. Ixnl Rfpoo seconded the
motion, which was carried
PROCEEDINGS OF THE KANSAS IRRI
The Demands of the Convention Set
Forth in a Long Set of
Synopsis of the Resolutions Adopted by the
National Board of Trade in Ses-
sion at New Orleans.
The lirst Voyage of the Mt Oarmel Air
ship to Take Place in Three "Weeks
Western Railway Managers to
Meet Next Monday Note3.
OBERLIN, Kan., Dec. 10. The irrigation
convention was called to order at 3 o clock
this afternoon. Yesterday and this morn
ing delegations came in from all adjacent
counties. About a thousand people gath
ered to participate in the meeting. A. H.
McGee. of Oberlin, called rfc convention
to order. A. B. Montgomery, of Sherman
county, was elected chairman; J. S. Tur
ner, of Sheridan county, secretary, and R.
K. Beymer, of Thomas county, assistant
secretary. , , . ,
Professor Robert Hay, of the United
States artesian aud underflow investiga
tion, spoke at length upon the sources of
water supply, describing incidentally the
soil and substrata of the plains.
S. W. Gregory, of Garden City, field
agent of the United States artesion inves
tigation, gave the results of his investiga
tion of the irrigation question, and gave
great encouragement to tho convention as
to tho success of some irrigation system.
Col. William Tweeddale, of Topeka,
advocated a r ystem of irrigation by means
of water lifts and pipes, thereby economiz
ing in water. . .
Hon. Martin Mohler, secretary of tho
state board of agriculture, told of the re
sults of long-continued study and observa
tion of successful irrigation, and expressed
the firm belief that, to a large extent,
Northwest Kansas can be successfully
Col. E. S. Nettleton, chief engineer of
the United States department of agricul
ture in the artesian and underflow inves
tigation, was present, and gave a resume
of the work.
Judge Peffer, of Topeka: Congressman
Turner and other prominent men took
part in the proceedings.
Xne IOUOwing resuiuuuua vvcio uuuur
trirsjt Tmnliritlr rnlvinlmnon the benefi
cent wisdom of the Creator, we have been.
and are now connaent tnac tnis climate,
rivaling that of Italy, was intended for
tho habitation of humanity, and that this
boil, rich as the delta of the Nile, was pur
posed for fruitful returns for the labor of
Second Induced by such climate and
t.;i on.! ir.flnonp.Pft hv thei ffnvernment in
the' holdiug of these lands subject to
private entry under tne agricultural iana
laws, we have settled thereon, builded our
houses, dpened our farms and invested
our all, to the extent that there are no
vacant government lands in the state of
Third By years of experience, of toil
and hardship, and by tho expenditure of
our substance, we have demonstrated that
agriculture, dependent upon rainfall, is
unreliable, uncettain and unprofitable in
the western portion of our s'ate, and,
contrary to the theory of the government
nud ourselves, these lands have proved to
bo semi-arid rather than reliably agri
cultural. Fourth Through personal observation
and experience, and through the scientific
demonstration, wo have been led to, and
do, believe that the irrigation of our lands
is practicable aud possible; but we are un
able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of
private capital the truth or falsity of our
Fifth To the end that our future may
be determined with both speed and cer
tainty, and recognizing tho established
policy of the government in the protection
and preservation of the interests of set
tled localities for the public good, wo ask
a sufficient and early appropriation of pub
lic monevs to demonstrate tho practica
bility of the irrigation of the settled por
tion of our arid domain.
Sixth We ask that this test be made
thorough and certain, and with such test
that government aid shall cease.
Seventh We believe that our location
and our circumstances justify this de
mand; particularly as we cannot hope to
share in the vast annual expenditures of
the government for rivers and harbors and
other internal improvements, and for the
reason that, in the settlement nud pur
chase of our lands, we have contributed
from our earnings millions of dollars to
the United States treasury, more than
13.000,000 having been covered into the
treasury from this land district alone
within the past eight years.
Eighth We are unalterably opposed to
the further opening up of arid lauds to set
tlement, and demand that governmental
experiments in irrigation investigation be
confined for the present to occupied and
lands. , . , .
Ninth That we demand of the national
government tho enactment of judicious
laws, providing the means of settlement of
interstate questions arising out of the
practice of irrigation.
Tenth That we demand of our state
legislature the speedy enactment of judi
cious and conservative irrigation lawn,
which shall amply protect the people in
all their rights, and which shall also in
sure to capital safe and remunerative in
vestment. Eleventh That we demand that in the
work of experiment and investigation in
our behalf; the advancement of science,
the compilation of cotly aud voluminous
reports, and the enlargement of political
patronage, shall be disregarded, except
insofar as necessarily incidental to the
work in hand.
Twelfth That the senators and repre
sentatives in congress from Kansas be fur
nished a copy of these resolutions, and re
quested to make an earnest and united
effort to secure compliance therewith by
congress during the present session.
NATIONAL BOARD OF TRADE.
New Ouleans. Dec. 10. At today's ses
sion of the NationalBoard of Trade, a reso
lution was adopted favoring a national
policy of reciprocity with other, and
esprcallv continuous, notions.
A resolution condemning the Butter
worth bill was adopted. Resolutions
favoring a government postal telegraph
and a one cent postage was also adopted.
A resolution recommending the revision
of the present census and statistical
legislation, and the immediate pro
vision for better service in the future,
was adopted, and a committee appointed
to prepare a bill having that erlect. It was
also recommended to congress that con
sideration be had by it of tne importance
of a unification of the monetary systems
of the leading commercial nations. The
resolution relative to a. national clearing
hoase w?nt over A resolution was
adopted Detitionin; concrrss to extend
the time of withdrawal from bond of im
ported good: to April 1st. The renwo for
such extension was the fer that with
drawal on February 1st woold iacreae the
present money stringency. Adjourned
Chicago. Dec. lo. "Within three weeks
we will sail Into Chicago in the first of our
airships," declared E. J. Pennington to
day. Mr.Penningwtrf is the iuventor of the
ship, and waa nfe today attending a
meeting of the stockholders of the Areo
nautic Navigation company. The capital
stock of the company is $20,000,000 paid up,
and will be used in building airships. The
trial trip of the first ship will occur in
three weeks. The start will be made at
Mt. Carmel, HI., and the ship will travel
to St. Louis, thence to Chicago, thence to
New York. A number of newspaper men
will be taken on the trip.
THE RAILWAY TRUST.
New York, Dec 10. At the conference
of the western railroad men next Monday,
a resolution will be submitted and will
undoubtedly be adopted, providing for the
formation of an association of the presi
dents, to be known as the Western Rail
way association. The object of the move
ment will be the maintainance of profit
able rates; the securing of each railwayits
legitimate portion of business; the pre
vention of expensive and unnecessary di
versions of traffic, and the introduction of
improved methods in passenger and
freight traffic. These results, the railroad
men say. will be accomplished by econo
mies and not by higher rates.
A PATEEE'S JEALOUSY.
A Son Shot by Hi3 Pather in a Quarrel
''Over a "Woman.
Special Dispatch to tho Daily EAele.
PUKCELL, L T., Dec. 10. Sam Paul,
the recognized father of tho town twenty
miles south of hero known as Paul's
Valley, shot his son twice through the
body, and, in return, was also shot twice,
one ball striking a silver dollar in his
pocket, and glancing off into his flank
without much injury. The son will prob
ably die. It is said the trouble arose from
the son being too intimate with his step
mother. It will be remembered that Sam
Paul, a short time ago took out the neces
sary papers to make him a United States
Texas. Dpc. 10. A fatal duel took place
in Paul's Valley, I. T., between Senator
Samuel Paul, ot the Chickasa .v legisla
ture, and his son, Joe Paul, in which Joe
received a bullet wound in the back and
nna in li Vii-oaef. mill th father rPIl'od a
dangerous wound in the thigh, mado by a
pistol uau nreu Dy tne son. xveports irom
VnT,l'c Vnllnv ctnf thjit. tha vounc man
died of his wounds this evening, but tho
father will recover.
It is said that the difficulty grew out of
quarrel overa woman of bad repute, whom,
ir. i t nt net Snm Paul has been urivatelv
supporting for some time. Last night he
saw tne woman anu nis son on me street
together, and, being under the innuence
mP i;.s.,. I.a nnnnail f.vA fl Ilia Cfin VMtVl fl
six-shooter. The son returned the fire.
Sam Paul is a quarter-blood Indian, ana
kic Vippn rpro nnnnl.ir with tho Chicka-
saws. He served as senator for several
years, and last summer he mado the race
for governor of his nation on the progress
inn tin !rt. Vint, wajh dnfpatrd bv Governor
Byri A few weeks since he went before
a United States commissioner ana swore
allegiance to the United States govern
ment, and secured his first papers to be
come a citizen thereof. This, it ia sa'd,
makes it necessary that ho bo tried in tho
United States court. Deputy Marshal
Thomas left Cainsville, this evening to
place the senator under arrest, and
take him lefora a United States commis
sioner for preliminary trial.
New York, Dec. 10. Jay Gonld, to
whom a reporter showed a uispatcn irom
Hutchinson, Kan., announcing new pur
chases in the town for the purpose or put
ting up new salt plants and also referring
to an alleged desire of Mr. Gould to shorten
the Missouri Pacific line from St. Louis to
Denver by 48 miles, said:"
"That is all done by the other Jay Gould
the one who is roaming all over the
country and working at everything that I
know nothing about. Ho is not this Jay
Gould. He is a mystery to me a great
After indulging in a hearty laugh, Mr.
Gould said in reply to other inquiries:
"I don't know anything about the
rumo's as to the Union Pacific floating
debt except as I read them in print or
hear of them. Tho company had to pay
3,000,000 for new equipment which it
badly needed and the people wanted their
money. That has all been arranged, and
the company receives 130 new locamotlve
engines and between 4,0 0 and 5,000 freight
cars. There is u great deal of wheat in
the northwest which could not be moved
on account of the scarcity of cars. We
have money on hand to meet our interest
and bo we feel that we are in clover."
Mr. Gould ipoke hopefully of the pros
pect of gold imports and added: "This
last decline is bringing on the investors
again. We have evidence of this in tho
cutting into small lots of Missouri Pacific
Topeka, Kan., Dec. 10. Bernard Kelly,
commissioner of pensions is greatly put
out at the report emanating from Wichita
to the effect that a petition is being circu
lated there asking the president to remove
him because he opposed the election of Re
publican legislative candidates and thus
contributed to the success of two anti
Ingalls Alliance men. He is said to have
done this because the Republican candi
dates were resubmissionuts and that be
would rather jeopardize the reelection of
Senator Ingalls than lend encouragement
to the cause of resubmission.
"I don't believe the resubmissionista of
Wichita will succeed in making Senator
Incalls believe such an absurdity as this,"
safd Mr. Kelly; "1 made no speeches in
Wichita during the campaign and took no
nart in the work there." However this
may be. Mr Kelly as pension commisaion-
cr, couiu pun strings iu oeugwic. tuuutj
more effectively than as a speaker on the
THE KANSAS GRANGE.
OLATHE, Kan., Dec. 10. The nineteenth
annual session of the Kansa State grange
met in the grange hall in this city, at 10
o'clock a. m. Major William Sims state
treasurer of Kansas, and master of the
state grange, presided as chairman.
Among the other officers present are: E.
tt John, Manhattan, overseer; John G.
Otis, congressman-elect of the Fourth dis
trict, of Topeka, -tate lecturer, A. P. Rear
don, McLouth, teward, Thomas White,
Topeka, treasurer; Georze Black, Olathe,
secretary; Frank Marshall, Gardner, gate
keeper, Mrs. J O Henry, Olathe. Ceres.
Mrn, Maud H Black, Olathe, Pomona,
Mrs. A. J St John, Manhattan, Flora;
Mrs. J. T. Nichols, Olathe. lady assistant
steward. Among the delegates present
are-. Mrs. John G. Otis. Mrs. William
Sims, of Topeka: A. F. Allen and A. An
drews of Vmlaod; P. J. Sweeney, of To
pe t. S. M- Woodhoad, McLouth; C. A.
Yeorant, Manhattan; Arthur sbrp. Gi
rard; G. A. McAdam, Kincaid, and C C;
Cady, Cadmus. The indications are thii
will be the mct enthusiaitic session ever
held in the state.
HIS LAST SPREE.
Lsaventvobth. Kan., Dec. 10. Yester
day evening an ohI veteran from the Sol
diers' home visited Bell Heath's house on
Delaware street and gave a young woman
there named Cozy Anderson money to boy
a pint of pia, ween the two proceeded to
get on a. drunk. At S:S0 tonight the od
man, whose name could not l learned,
was found dead in tne Heath boeve. the
AnderKW woman having departed tut
home at St. Joseph, Mo . on tkn9JM tram
Mrs. Hath, who was intoxicated, called
in Ue police, tainting her gOfst waa la a
drunken btnpor. The officers think woraea
administered opiates to the old man ad
then robbed him. An inqti&sl wiB b add
THE CAPITAL BILL AGAIN SENT TO
CounGil Patterns After the
House and Indulges in an
The Lower Body Spends a Day in Discns-
sing tha Question of Female Suffrage
The Women Will Not Vote,
A Protest Against the Adoption of the
Memorial to Congress An Interview
in Regard to the Present Indian
Scare Kingfisher Has an
Hilarious Time Notes.
Special Dispatch to the Dallr Easle.
Guthrie, Ok., Dec. 10. Kingfisher wins
again, after a hard fought battle. She
went into the fight with the odds against
her, and has come out ahead. House bill
No. 44. the Kingfisher capital bill, passed
the council this afternoon by a vote of 9 to
4. Those voting in the affirmative were:
Messrs. Nesbit, Blxler, Brown of Okla
homa, Pitman, Smelser, McCartney, Har
rader, Howard and Grimmer. Those vot
ing in the negative were: Messrs. Brown
of Logan, Foster, Iiinn and Gardenhire, It
now goes to the governor for his signature.
THE ikdiak scare.
Mr. N. L. McKee, of Downs, Kingfisher
county, in an interview with tho EAGLE
correspondent iu regard to tho Indiau
"The great scare is among tho women
and children, which had its origin from
reading tho accounts in tho newspapers
of the Messiah craze, and also from Gen.
Miles' statement of the Indian situation.
Reports are rife that the Indians aro on
the eve of an outbreak, and people are
leaving their homes and congregating in
"The citizens of Downs and tho sur
rounding country met last Saturday at
Downs. At the meeting they appointed
four delegates to visit tho governor, ouo
from each township, for tho purpose of
asking arms and protection. Tho governor
took the deepest interest in the matter,
and immediately sent a message to the
legislature on the subject.
"There are over4,00u Indians engaged in
the giuwt dances. They are sullen, and
are well armed and wear war paint. They
are tradiug ponies and blankets for am
munition and arms. A young Indian in
terpreter, a graduate of tho Carlisle
school, who attended the dance with young
Sitting Bull, told Mr. Duff, ono of our
number, that ho danced thirty minutes,
and went into a trance and saw the Savior.
He saw tho nail holes in his hands and
feet and the crown of thorns on his head.
Ho told him to be a good Indian, nnd said
thfit-. h wnnld bo hero iu Mav. June and
Julv, and would put the white mon all out
of this country, nnd that this country was
t.n hn fnr thn Indian, the Noero and tho
Mexican, and tho laud would bo given
nrcr tn them. An Indian who was listen
ing was strangely moved, the tears rolling
down his faca and his whole body in a
"We shall not forget tho statements wo
have today heard in this legislature. If
thn IpoirflnturQ acts nromntlv upon tho
frnvprnnr'.s message, wo shall bo satisfied;
otherwise wo shall consider that tho rep
resentatives of tho people have no interest
in the welfare of Oklahoma."
ll'lion rnnnrU concurrent resolution No
ll, asking for a special session of tha leg
islature of 100 days, was up for connidera
tiou Friday, Mr Pitman entered tho fol
lowing protest, wnicn is wormy m
"Mr. President: I protest against the
pas'x'ige of council concurrent resolution
No, 11, for the following reasons:
"First Tho resolution, in my opinion,
contains many statements which are very
much exaggerated, and are calculated to
blacken the reputation of our people aud
tn muse the imnression to ko forth that
this territory i a refuge for criminals of
all classes, and thereby keep reputable
persons from coming here to settle among
"Swond The fourteenth section, reads
a follows 'We further find that under
the present needs of our territory, one act
after anotner nas Den passeu, mat wneu
brought together. a a whole, will contain
necessary inconsistencies and want of
harmony.' In my judgment no incontfixt-
encies and want ot Harmony are at all
npwssarv in enacting a code of laws for
this territory; and if they do appear, it
will only arise from the fact that the ttmo
of this legislative assembly has been con
sumed in legislating, not upon tboo
wholesome and necessary laws that the
needs of our pe jplo demand, but by con
sidering and adopting the Idi&syncracle'
presented In some of the mea-sures, and by
endeavoring to engraft into the laws of
this, territory provisions which are nuch
wide departures from the well-known
principle of law as to lead to an unlimited
field of litigation
"Third J am reliably informed that a
measure Is now pending, and is very likely
to pass in the lower bouse of thbi legisla
tive assembly, which provides for the
adoption of a very large part of the Da
kota code, which, if done, will give the re
lief prayed for in this memorial without
the necessary expense and delay of an ex
tra session of this assembly.
"L. G. Pitman."
Tho Insurance bill, which has ben
dragging for o long a time, was passed
A bill providing for municipal govern
ments, and dofining the duties of officrr.
councilors and police judges wan undr
consideration lor tne remainder ot tne
The Kingfisher capital bill was called op
on motion of Mr. Brown of Oklahoma,
Mr. Foster objected that it wm not a
Mr. Blxler (In the chair; dddded that i'
An appeal was taken, and defeated by
the old combine vote.
Mr. Brown of Lojran, attempted to dis
cuss a point of order raked by Mr. Mc
Cartney. The Cbalr (rapping loudly) ordered him
to sit down.
Mr. Brown endeavored to bow by au
thority that be wjw right, when the Chair
ordered the kerseant-at arms to compel
him to sit down.
The serjeant-at-arms caught Mr. Brown
by tne coiiar aad th crowd rushed rnrer
the railing. Mr Bixler kept rapping. The
greatest exctPHDeet and confusion pre
vailed. The nail was Anally cleared of the
crowd. When th crowd was expelled it
crowded around the door and swelled to
hundreds of aorry people. It looked very
vjoally but ao orert act was committed
Mr Browa id tsuit if biv votes was
nttofced it wosskl be for force. Attetircr
traegt HOd aad Mr. Btxter oorrl
Mr. Brawn to hm removed frm tb lwUL
Tke Attempt to estmete the order was not
Order was restored and Mr. Brown, ot
Logan, introduced another bill locating
the capital at Oklahoma City and other
institutions over the territory.
It was tabled and tha Kingfisher bill
The bill providing for a supreme court
reporter was passed.
As the time approaches for the closing
of the session, there is a better attendance.
Roll call found seventeen members in
their seats. Prayer and the reading of
tho journal prefaced tho work of the day.
In anticipation of tho consideration of
the election bill, quito a delegation of la
dies were present, prepared to present a
petition for woman suffrage.
The substitute for housa bill No. 3i
(elections) was considered in a committee
of the whole,
Mr. Campbell suggested that house bill
No. 107, denning the""qualincati ins ot eleo
tors, should be considered in connection
with house bill No. 34.
TJoon rcadinc the committeo's report
it was found that houso bill No. 107 waa
At this point, quite a mcu.ssiou or tno
merits of house bill No. 107 arase.
Mr. Camobcll Did von ever hear of a
body of intelligent men sitting down and
disfranchising themselves? t never knew
body of men before making such fools of
Mr. Matthews Tho bill Is before th
Mr Campbell T merely make these re
marks as a foundation for what I shall
ay. I wish the members to understand
that this bill should be referred to tho
same committee. I move that this bill bo
referred to the same committee.
Mr. Ten-Ill Tho gentleman wishet to
shut out k large portion of our peoplo
from voting by keeping in tho word
"male." Tins bill (No 107) containi
many objoctionablo features. The peoplo
desire tho AustralUan system.
Mr. DauieU. Which hill will bo read
first ,if both are considered?
Mr. Matthews They wUb to havo no
election at all.
Mr Terrill I move that both bills bo
Mr. Daniels 1 have no objection to both
bills' being considered.
.Mr Clark Tho Republicans are trying
to make this territory carpet-bag Republi
can, and have rule for the next two years,
Mr. Robertson There is not a word ot
truth in the assertion.
Mr. Campbell Tho gentleman from
Payuo talks about scheming. I havo not
heard ot it, but if there is, the gotitleman
from Payne has a nose lor it. He kuows
all about such things.
Mr Matthews 1 .tuovo we strike out
section 1 of houso bill No. 31. ami recon
sider the voto whereby council bill No. 107
was referred to the whole house. Curried.
Mr. Perry movod to htrikc out section 1.
Mr. Neal There is a claws of women, not
ladies, who wish to control elections. In
Topeka they voted for joints and saloons.
This bill is not applicable to our condition
now. I am opjrosed to tho bill, and I will
vote to Indefinitely postpone It,
Mr. Campbell I move that the ladles bo
permitted to express their opinions upon
section 1. ...
Mr. Adair I would amend the motion
by limiting tho time
Permission was granted to tho ladles
and Mrs. Georgo spoke as follows:
"I have not even rend tho memorial. I
have not prepared any speech, but am
ready to answer questions. The gentle
man spoke of Topeka. Of tho ladles of To
poka. 2,400 of the best voted, and no poli
tician would daro to call to his aid tho
votes of the disreputable class. The gen
tleman spoke of nis age and superiority.
I was there, aud consider myself bis eqtmu
Women, as a rulo. do not want office.
They only want tho best and truest men
in office. You sny we aro represented
by others; we aro not. You say It will
make turninU; it will not. I hope tho
houso of representatives will honor Itself
by giving the franchise to woman."
Mrs. Rhodes said. "Wo have on this pe
tition 200 names, and nlthought it has
been said the ladies do not want suffrogo
It is a mistake. They do want It."
Mr. Trrrill spoke at length.
Mr. Neal I am not going to make
npceoh. I simply want to make a state
ment. The gentleman claims n great deal
for himself and for tho ladies. Ho wanted
to strike out from tho exemption laws
churches. Ho referred to me us stating
that I had spokeu disparagingly of th
womon ot this city 1 did wy that tho
class advocating woman suffrage consisted
of short-haired women nnd long-hatred
men. 1 believe that in school matters
and municipal inatUtr. the right of
franchise should bo extendwl to women.
All the disreputable women go to tho elec
tion and but n small txTcentage of tho
resectable ones. In the country thoy
could not get out. Tho gentleman tram
Payuo Is always bringing In the farmers
and states thut tha good womon Hvo In th
country. , .
Mr. Terrill The gentleman Is mis
stating. . , , , ,,
Mr Neal The gentleman tries tobridla
my tongue. ....
Mr Terrill The gentleman is a Harof
the first water, and be knows It.
Mr. CuinptHl I ask that th-se remark
of the gentleman from Payne be taken
down by the clerk.
Mr Neal There are some men who nam
a great rcwpct for the ladle, who bara no
respect for themselves. The nmnrks of
the gentleman have no effect on me. This
is a matter of thf deepest Interest to this
people, and should bo thoroughly discuss
ed before bHng acted upon. I do not
b"llove tho ladies desire to have a rote. I
do not believe that It will elevato thn
ladles to voto. How could you get out tho
Iadius to vote?
Mr Clark compare1 a petition ljrned
by men with the wonvn's petition. H
hm1. One is logibls and the other llleg-
Mr Neal I suggest, if the remarks of
the gentleman are true, that we strike out
the word "male" and lnrt ''female."
Mrs. George ft is only fair that men
should do the spading while thu women do
the washing. The phrao "long-haired
men and short-haired women" In very,
Mr Currin I am oppotd to woman
Mr Trosprr I believe in ererj one bar
ing his rights.
Coteoe The gentleman says hs Is win
ing to bave every one hate hu rfaht. W
aro a right to oar dinner.
The commlU reported house bill ho.
4 bark to tb house, and the bouse ad
journed. ArrEnsoos tanax.
Woman soffrsKe reoMvd a dath blow
when the word "male was inserted In
MCtion 1 of the electios bllL The mVe on
striking out stood 9 to K. The aftrnn
was cousarctd in the eotulderaimn of tho
Srdi Df 9bot to fc Dr .
KrsonaHKK, Ot, D-c Ml Th word
arrived here at o p ra. this erenln th.$
the Kingfisher myitl bill bad pawed tha
council. Within OlUxa mine: tfa city
was In oa uproar. Bolls are rinjring, th
band is out, gon aro Urln? fired, and
bond fires aro on every corner. NeTer la
the history of this o&anty was snoa ax
dvtment witoei. The memorable Zid
of April, 1&&, Is no cotcparboa to it.
RUN DOWN BY A TRAIN.
MJOorEAJ-OLM, Minn.. Dtc 1ft Tare
perwHt were instantly killed at the stat
uaJvdrslty statt&a of th Great Northern
road this morning- They were la the act
of bctanUa a Great Northern train, wbra
xmry wr ran liovra by an Omafca train
Tt Ttettms wf K. Todd and wife, of
ritmx City, fowaiud tfcetr dgXcw, Urn.
Stays. Mrs. Sfctyfcssa. was the wife &f tha
tMor sMckMm of the Kama CHr rocd.
jkoad ttvea at Ml&ccafroiis.