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Proceedings of Both Branches of tho Legis
lature for the Day.
Bpfclnl Dlsratoh to the Dally Eagle.
GUTliniK, Ok., Dec 22. House bill No.
105 (combinations) was poised.
House lull No. 103 (foes and salaries) was
House bill No. 12S (World's fair) was in
Houho bill No. 123 (taking census) was
The memorial prayingcongrcss to amend
the organic not to con for additional powers
on the probate court wns passed.
House bill No. 104 (traflic of railroads)
A resolution was introduced providing
for an adjournment bine die Wednesday
tioon, but it wont over until morning.
Tier. J. H. Parker was confirmed as su
perintendent of Kingfisher county.
F House bill No. 82, the agricultural col
lege bill, l'-cated the college in Payno
House bill No. 12S (World's fair was re
considered and refeired to a special
commit too consisting of Brown of Lo
can. Brown of Oklahoma, and Pittman
Curnn's dYirSJNaut&biilVfKis dcfMPf&K
Houso unMSSGwiMlag for'tlion-
UCUIHilblUU UL inuu tut UIWUIU JJUIMSSIS,
No quorum, conscquenltfyJthe hotrso ad-J
Hills indefinitely postponed: Railroad
crossings: elections and electors; custody
of stock; life and property; prevention of
frauds and perjuries; public safety: con
tested elections; comniuations; Buffalo
and Cinimnron counties; construction of
Tlio last was a scaly hill, giving the
county commissioners the riuht to build
bridges, wit mi limitation u-1 ri-.t, also
to grant fiaucnNi. for toll ,-. r.
Mr. OauifN radii tin ynii'i- commis
sioners roundly, ami esp-c . l tiioe of
Canadian county He tlioiuo" that this
bill would uivc dKhoueM otlicinls every
oppoitnnity for fraud. .Messrs. Barker
and Campbell also opposed iu No ono
teemed to want to father it.
l be dentistry bill was uajcd. with an
;",...'. J. ."' ? ".ui OR0 to exlcc I
,fi 'w w. i " w" " i A '. memoriatn
KmgdSwpS.110 ludebtedness o'jgTt. Some think Whit, is lying to defeat
House bill No. 4$ (regulating foreicn in.
hurance companies) passed.
The bill leasing the school land consumed
the remainder of the session.
The normal school bill was passed, locat
ing the same at Hennessey.
Mertcn moved an assistance oommiupA
be appointed. Motion prevailed, and chair
Duolnted Merten. Talbot, Neal, Tritt, j
OF A LIFETIME
TEOUPE, Agent for Mortgagee.
Matthews, Stovell and Campbell. Tho
duties of this committee are to sift out of
the bills on tho calendar the important
A memorial to cong-css aking for a
grant of military reservation for Oklaho
ma City and Oklahoma county; also for
scnool land adjoining the towns of Guth
rie, Kingfisher and Norman, with council
amendments, came up. ihe amendments
were not concurred in.
Original council bill No. 13. leasinir
j school land, whs indefinitely postponed.
I The speaker signed house bill No. 26, ex
empting property iroui forceT ale.
House bill No. 62, offenses against pub
lic health, passed.
OKLAHOMA CITY NEWS,
The Town Visited bj Another Piro Town
Lot Decisions Business Prospects.
Special Dispatch to xha Dally Eacle,
Oklahoma Citv, Ok.. Dec, 22 Okla
homa City had her second fire at 10:30 to
night The warehouse of C. A. McNabb
& Co., filled with baled hay, and the coal
and wood yard of Cook & Stevens took
lire from some unknown cause, probably
incendiary. Several small buildings on
Santa Fe street were burned, and a num
ber of shacks were burned to prevent the
spread pi the fire.
Judge J. ir. Clark yesterday rendered
some important decisions relntivo to
forcible entry and detainer and forcible
detainer cases. The judge holds that the
entry liliuir on a claim is not a title as
i-ngtflnst actual settlers who have improve
ments or equal value, aim the entryman
cannot eject him. If a contestant brings
into enclosure of the entrvman a writ of
ejectment, the judge decides will hold in
cases where a man forces the enclosure, or
when a tenant disputes tho landlord's
right. In cases of equal improvement,
where the titles of lots or claims are at
is-Mie, the judce hold he has no jurisdic
tion. Tho decision was brought out in the
case of J. C. Adams in his attempt to eject
the Couctirs ami other c attestant.?.
Great preparations are bem.r made for a
pmper celebration of Chiistmas.
The activity in lHiuie.v. s extremely
good. Cottmioniliiwe to ouu iutu mar
ket, but in 1i"-nju .ititirs. P. ovimohs are
being made to iay a thorougu system of
The South Oklahoma contest case is now
being heard at the land office. A man
named White, a celebrated sooner was ou
the stand todav. He is an avowed enemy
of ex-Deputy Marshal George E. Thornton,
"White swore to having bad several convet-1
Ton West Oklahoma contest will be
heard next month. The impression pre
vails that both South and West Oklahoma
will soon be made part of Okluboma City
A movement is beiug made to compromise
the contest on the north city. With the
contests over this city will boom.
Lirtle attention is paid to the legislature.
It will oou die a natural death.
The land office is ever active. Register
Burford and Receiver Delauey are "ihe
most popular men with legal settlers in
Oklahoma territorj'. They nave pursued
the policy of the president and Secretary
Neblo to the letter. The "sooner" must
LI Reno town site has been before this
land office proving up. Some difficulty
Firmers are encouraged. Prospects for
wheat Kood indeed. An effort is being
made to get seed com and oats for those
too poor to buy.
Severai new industries will soon be
made a part of Oklahoma City.
A MORMON MOVE.
Lima, O., Dec 22. B. C. Faurot, the
well-known banker of this city, who is
also president of the Columbus, Lima and
Northwestern railroad and largely inter
ested in a railway enterprise in Mexico,
returned from New York this afternoon
and announced the consummation of a
deal with John W. Young, the eldest son
of the late Brigham Young, whereby the
Mormons come in possession of 3,000.000
acres of land which was granted Mr. Fau
rot by the Mexican government three
years ago. Negotiations had been in pro
gress for some time and were finally closed
in New York j-esterday. The land is loca
ted in the northern part of Mexico.
About three years ago Mr. Faurot ob
tained a valuable grant from the Mexican
government which includes these lands.
the stipulation being the construction of a
railroad Irom JDemmug, .N. M.
to Cashi- ;
utuoma uajuuou me jthcuic coast, i ue jjrown insists that the loss of revenue
Mexican government in cunnection with from making sugar almost duty free, to
the grant offered $200 to every family and gether with the bountv to be paid to sugar
$50 to every single man who located per-1 producers in this country, will amount to
manentlv on this land, lounc has 10,000 ! $70,000,000 a year. He is cletrly of the
people who will c6lonize on these lands, opiuiGn that it will be found advisable,
and it is understood they are all Mormons - nud that it will be the duty of congress, to
who now live in Ltah. Besides
the gentiles have obtained such a
stronghold in Salt Lake the Mor
mons have been looking around for
a new and suitable location and as the
Mormons have already a small colony adV
joiuing the lands of Mr. Faurot this seems
to be the desirable property and it would
indicate that they propose utilizing their I
ueiviy acquircu uiuus m meir cuiouizauon i
iue jioruiunsuopeuy mis move 10 get
away from th restrictions placed on them
by the United States and go wbere they
can teach and practice polygamy without
being molested. Mr. Faurot does not
wish to state the consideration, but the
amount involved is very large.
Atchison. Kan., Dec. 22. The director
ies of live of the local Missouri Pacific
companies met here today and formally
consolidated with the parent svstem The
consolidation was effected by authority of
an act oi me legislature two years ago.
Six companies of the same system will
meetat'WIchiui tomorrow and will be
merged into it. A meeting of the direc
tory o another local company will be held
in New York thli week, and will also con
solidate with the system
tweive companies iuai win ioe ineir agreeu upon by toe caat nnanee com-'
identity and be waIlowed up by the big j mittee will be called up. The measare has i
corporation. There are other local lines ' not bren reported back from tb commit
that will be consolidated with the system tee. It is apparent that no ".ucces has, xs, '
Inter. The consolidation does not effect i vet. at tended the efforts made to secere i
the rights of the municipalities that hold i harmony of action on tne otiL fco far as
stock. i the election bill is concerned, there are 1
SENATOR Y00RHEES TAKES A HAND
AT MUD THRO WING.
Uncertainty as to the Action of the
Senate on the Pending Finan
Agent McLaughlin's Official Eeport of the
Battle in Which Sitting Bull
A Texas Judge's Decision on the Question
of the Return of Chinese Immigrants
The World's Fair Proclamation
Being Prepared General Cap
ital Notes. '-
"WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. The small at
tendance of senators this morning attract
ed the attention of the Demdcrats. and "Mr.
Harris demanded a call of the rolL Thirty-two
senators responded to the call,
twelve less than a quorum.
In the course of half an hour a quorum
made its appearance.
Mr. Cockrell, from the committee on
military affairs, reported, and the senato
passed, a bill to establish the record and
pension office of the war department.
Mr. Dawes presented, and the senate
adopted, the conference report on the
Sioux reservation bill.
Mr. Cullom, by request, introduced a
bill to incorporate the Pan-American
Transportation company. Referred.
Mr. Hoar gave notice that he would at
5:30 this afternoon ask the senate to take a
recess until 8 o'clock.
Mr. Spooner submitted various confer
ence reports on public building measures.
The reports were agreed to.
The bills authorizing the construction of
public buildings at Sioux City, la., Kansas
City, Mo., and'StocktoD, Cab, as ngreed
upon in conference, are left as they came
from tho house, which struck out the
clause making appropriations.
The house amendment to the senate
amendment to the urgency deficiency bill,
striking out the appropriation for the pay
of clerks of senators, was non-concurred in.
The discussion of the elections bill was
then resumed, Mr. Higgins taking the
floor. He argued in favor of the bill.
Mr. Voorhees then addressed the senate.
The opening part of his speech consisted of
a criticism ot President Harrison for that
part of his annual message to congress
urging the passage of the election bill. If
Mr. Harrison, he said, should undertake to
put on thestage "ASchool for Hypocrisy,"
he could not do better than to dramatize
that portion of his message that related to
fair and honest elections. The rank cor
ruption of the presidential election of 1888
was resting folded away in blocks of five
and was still fresh and carefully preserved
in t e minds of the American people.
Mr. Voorhees charged that within the
sixty days after the incomiqg of the pres
ent administration an extensive, powerful
and corrupt conspiracy waslformed to im
port a certain chv-s of voteri from distant
parts of the country into the states of
West Virginia and Connecticut in order
to secure majorities for Republican can
didates in 1502. The proof oi it had been
published in the New York World, when
that paper had printed letters from Mr.
Houston, treasurer of tho United States,
to Mr. Lindsey, author of the plan, de
claring himself in hearty accord with the
plan and promising to speak to the presi
dent about it. Mr. Houston still retained
his position n3 treasurer of the United
States: had met with no rebuke, and con
tinued in executive fnvor and confidence,
despite his proposal of a corrupt project
for the overthrow of honest resident ma- j
jorities by the shameless importation and
colonization of voters from the south. '
The names of Mr. Dudley and Senator
Quay having been introduced in connec
tion wiin mis sciiuuie lur uuiouiziug negro
voters in Indiana, Mr. Voorhees said he
took no pleasure in commenting on the
names of the men connected with the con
spiracy, but ho would not remain silent
when even the most exalted diirnitaries of
the government were found conspiring,
plotting.burrowing amid filth and corrup
tion in order to overthrow rightful ma
jorities in Indiana; to deprive her people
of the first principles of self-government,
and to place them under the rule of the
the lowest and most venal negro element
that could be imported from the south.
Mr. Voorhees spoke at length against the
Mr. Hoar moved that the senate take a
recess until 8.
The yeas and nays were ordered and the
vote was yeas 20, nays 5. No quorum.
Mr. Hoar I notice that a large number
of senators have left the other side of the
chamber since the motion was made, and
that there is a considerable number pres
ent who do not vote. It is undoubtedly
impossible to get a quorum present and I,
therefore, move that the senate do now
Washington, Dec. 22. After the
journal had been approved' the floor was
accorded to the committee on the District
of Columbia. Three or our measures or a
purely local and personal nature were
disposed of, and the bouse adjourned.
THE TARIFF ON SUGAR.
Washington, Dec. 22. Henry A. Brown,
of Massachusetts, the noted sugar tariff
expert, has been in Washington forseveral
days conferring with leading officials and
members of congress about the great cut
in the duty on sugar to go into effect next
Anril under th niw tariff law. and its
effects on the revenues of the country. Mr.
restore fully three-fourths of the present
or old dutyon sugar, and 'discontinue or
repeal the bounty feature of the new
law. He has no doubt that the rapid in
crease in the production of sugar in this
country will very soon permanently cheap
en the price of that article to American
consumers, and that a sustained duty on
sucar would be a powerful factor in treat-
mg witu sutrar-prouucing countries lorj
reciprocity. Mr. Brown says his opinion
and views on this matter are shared by j
leading Republicans in and ou: of con-
grejs conversant with the subject, who '
are not unmindful af the demands that '
are likely to be mnde upon the treasury to
meet the largely increased government ex
penditures Tor pensions, the new navy,
etc, in the near future. .More money will
have to be raised some how to meet this
increased gover ment expenditure; and it
need not be looked for, be says, from cus
toms revenues, in view of the reduction of
tariff taxes on many articles and the ex
tended free list found in the McKinley
THE FINANCIAL BILL.
A5EINGTON, Dec sj- it does not ap-1
pear that there is any material change in ,
the situation In the senate, and it is im- '
nosaible to cr-dict when the financial bill :
signs of a change of some kind in its treat
ment, and it is possible that tomorrow
morning Senator Aldrich will submit a
cloture resolution, as instructed by the
caucus, letting it lie upon the table to be
called up when it shall be deemed neces
sary or expedient.
THE CHINESE EXCLUSION LAW.
Washington, Dec. 22. For some time
past it has been the custom of the treasury
department to retnrn to China, at govern
ment expense, all Chinese laborers caught
entering our territory in violation of the
Chinese exclusion act. This applied to
Chinamen smuggled into the country
from Mexico and Canada, as well as those
coming direct from China. A recent de
cision of Judge Maxey, of Texas, if sus
tained by the United States supreme
court, will compel a modification of this
practice. The decision of the Texas judge
required that Chinamen smuggled from a
contiguous country be returned to such
The Members of the United States Senate
Bled by a Fraud.
Washington, Dec. 22. The Star this
evening publishes a story which has made
the whole town laugh at many grave and
dignified senators. During the past week
several grave and reverend senators have
been noticed sending out pages to the jew
elry dealers to purchase silver mugs and
spoons and have engraved thereon their
own name followed by the family name of
Duval. Others bave folded up $o and $10
bills ami directed them to a certain man
named Duval. The cause of all this was
the receiving by many of the senators of
letters from a person who signed himself
Senator Manderson received one of these
letters today. It stated that the writer's
wife had just given birth to a son, their
first boru, and had named it Charles Man
derson Duval. That name had been se
lected, said Mr. Duval, because Nebraska
was his native state, and also because he
had always admired the honor and up
rightness of the senator. The writer begg
ed Senator Manderson to find enclosed a
ticket to a benefit for the writer, price $5
each. Mr. Duval said he would not have
troubled the senator, but being a poor la
borer, with a broken leg and no means of
support, he had been obliged to appeal to
his friends through the benefit for means
Mr. Manderson would doubtless have
responded liberally to the poor father's ap
peal if he had not seen a similar letter ad
dressed to Senator Morrill. After a little
investigation it was discoered that the
United States senate had been made the
scene of a confidence man's operations,
and he would have been working that
great deliberative body yet but for Mr.
Manderson's discovery. Each of the let
ters contained a baptismal certificate
showing that the writer's baby hail been
named after the senator to whom the let
ter had been addressed.
According to the certificates which had
been received, there are now in existence
Joseph Dolph Duval, William Evarts
Duval, Anthony Higgins Duval, J. G.
Carlisle Duval. Algernon Paddock Duval,
Edward Wolcott Duval, George Edmunds
Duvul, William Sanders Duvai, Richard
Pettigrew Duval, Thomas Power Duval,
Lcland Stanford Duval, Philetus Sawyer
Duval. Francis Stockbidge Duval, Henry
Blair Duval, George Hoar Duval, Eugeno
Halo Duval, William Washburne Duval,
George Vest Duval, Frank Hiscock Duval.
All of these senators after whom the first
born was named responded t y sending to
the father the price of the benefit tickets.
Some sent silver mugs and spoons, and
some sent liberal contributions in money
outside of the price of the tickets. It is
not at all probable that legnl proceedings
will be begun against Mr. Duval for ob-taining-money
by false pretense,
THE BTTTIffG- BULL TIGHT.
Official Eeport of the light in Which the
Ohief Was Killed.
Washington. Dec. 22. The commission
er of Indian affairs has received from In
dian Agent McLaughlin, a report, dated
Fort Yates, Standing Rock agency, Dec.
16, of the fight between the Iudiau police
and the followers of Sitting Bull, on the
15th iustant. Agent McLaughlin says:
"The troops left Fort Yates at midnight
on the 14th for Grand river, with Louis
Primeau as guide, anil my Indian police,
who were then at Grand river, or enroute.
were instructed to arrest Sitting Bull
when the troops were sufficiently near to
afford them protection in case of resistance
to the arrest.
"At daybreak Monday morning, tho
15th, the police went to Sitting Bull's
camp, direct to his house, and surrounded
the house. A detail was sent into the
house where Sitting Bull was sleeping on
the floor, the remainder staying outside.
They aroused him and announced their
purpose, at the same time raising him to a
Fitting position. He at first seemed in
clined to offer no resistance, and they al
lowed him to dress, during which time he
changed his mind, and they took him forc
ibly from the house.
"By this time the police were surround
ed by Silting Bull's forces, members of the
ghost dancers, and the first shot was fired
tiir r'iifh-t hA-RMr nnn nf t Iia hrxiHlf.i nml
fin Hantanunfnf nnllpo "Rull TInt tm '
struck. The fighting then became general
in fact, it was a hand to hand fiifbt.
Sitting Bull was killed, shot through the
lxxiy and head in the early part of the
fight, by Bull Head and Red Tomahawk,
each of whom shot hisi. Four policemen
were killed outright, and three others
wounded, one of the latter dying at tho
agency hospital, the morning after his re
moval there. Bull Head, the lieutenant
of police, is dangerously wounded, but
may recover. The hostiles lost eight
killed and several wounded, and were
driven from the field by the police. They
fled up Grand river, leaving their wives
and families and all their property behind
"Two troops of United States cavalry
(100 men) arrived on the ground imme
diately after the fight which had occupied
less than half an hour and took possession
of the camp, its inhabitants, property and
dead. The military did not pursue the
fleeing hostiles, and the latter will, no
doubt, fall into the hands of some one of
the commands moving at the different j
points west or soutn ot tne reservation.
The police returned about 3 o'clock this
afternoon accompanied by the cavalry de
tachment having in charge the remains of
the four dead policemen and Sittiog Bull,
also, two prisoners,Henry Growler, hitting
Bull's nephew, 21 years old, and Middle,
son of Little Afcsfniboine, 21 years old.
The dead policemen will be buned tomor
row ut the agency with military honors,
bitting Bnll's remain are in the possession
of the military at Fort Yates.
"The casualties of the fight are as fol
lows: "Police force Bull Head, in command,
dangerously wounded (four wound;
Shave Head, first sergeant, mortailv
wounded Kince'dead): Little Eagle, fourth
sergeant, killed; Middle, private, painfully
wounded; Afraid of - Soldier, private,
killed; John Armstrong, special police,
killed; Hawk Man, special police, killed.
"Hostiles (iil.ed outright) Sitting Bull,
Blackbird. Catch-t he-Bear, Assinfboine,
Crowfoot (Sitting Ball's son, 17 years old)
The above are designated as very bad men.
"Spotted Horse Ball, a chief. Brave
Thunder, chief, and Chue were wounded.
Several were badly wosnded but were car
ried off by their friend
Agent McLaughlin speak. In the very
highest terms ot tie jndgtntctsnd bravery
of the IndUn police, and he strongly
tirgea the government to give tfceta tome
snbsantlAi reward for their rvkre. He
also nrgrt that a gesrotu Al.owance be
made for the families of tbo who are
de&ii. He asks the co-of-ralkw of the in
terior and war department is Qbtataiitg
prompt co3greieai aowa irwc win
eettre to these brave svrrhw and to the
f&silies cf the dtad a fU and gescrotu j
reward," Besides tho Indlanpolice there
were four volunteers: Gray Eagle, who is
one of the judges of the court of Indian
offices; Spotted Thunder, Otter Robe and
Young Eagle, who participated in the
fight, rendering good service and deserving
like recognition. Gray Eagle's two sisters
are Sitting Bull's wives. Until about sev
enteen months ago, he was Sitting Bull's
mam support. A large majority of the
Indians at the Standing Rock agency, the
agent says, are loyal to the government,
and universal satisfaction is expressed by
them, as it euds the ghost craze here. The
agent says he has sent couriers to overtake
the fleeing Indians and advise them to re
turn, as their only safety was at the
agency, and that if found outside of the
reservation they must suffer the conse
quences. "While this conflict." says Agent Mc
Laughlin, "causing the loss" ot some of our
best, ablest aud bravest policemeu, is to
be very much regretted, yet, tho great
good accomplished by the ending of Sit
ting Bull's career, whoso influence has
been of such a retarding nature, aud the
determination manifested by the police to
maintain the will of the government. Is
most gratifying. Sitting Bull's arrest
was undertaken in obedience to tho fol
lowing telegram from Gen. Ruger, dated
St. Paul, Dec 12.
To ComnuBillnc Officer, Fort Yates. X, D.:
" The division commander has directed
that you make it your special duty to se
cure tho person or Sitting Bull. Call on
Indian agent to co-operate and render such
assistance us will best promote the pur
poses in view.' ".
It nppeirs that John McAragan, the
teacher of the Grand river day school,
located near Sitting Bull's house, had kept
Agent McLaughlin well informed as to the
movements of Sitting Bull and his fol
lowers. At 3 o'clock, on the mornins of
Dec. 14, he weut over to Sitting Bull's
house, and there learned that Sitting Bull
had written the agent for permission to go
to Pine Ridge, lie had received an urgent
call from his friends there to join them,
and that God was to appear to them. Bull
Head said that Sitting Bull had made up
his mind to go with or without tho agent's
permission, and he nsked McAragjm to
advise the authorities to arrest bitting
Bull at once. Upon this information,
which was conveved to the military head
quarters, the orders for his arrest were
issued. Accompanying the report is a
rough sketch of the battlefield and the
THE NEGRO VOTE.
Washington, Dec 22. Tho Post tomor
row will publish the views of a number of
southern congressmen ou a proposition,
which, it says, Senator Butler will bring
forward in the senate before the debate on
elections bill is closed, for a joint resolu
tion depriving the negro of his right to vote,
and at the same time reducing rela
tively the southern representation in
congress. Senator Butler dares Republi
cans to vote for the measure, which will,
he savs, receive his hearty support. Sen
ator Pugh says the south would willingly
agree to the measure if it would eliminate
the negro from politics. Other southern
senators express the samo view. Vance
opposes the scheme. Mills thinks the
scheme would make several more northern
THE DEAD CHIEF:
WASHINGTON, Dec 22. In the house to
day, Representative Blancbard, of Louis
iana, offered for reference, a preamble and
resolution calling for an investigation of
Sitting Bull's death.
Representative McAdoo also offered for
reference u resolution calling on the sec
retaries of war and of tho interior for all
the official correspondence relating to the
killing of Sitting Bull, and more especially
for the reports of those officers and agents
directly concerned In ordering or effecting
the arrest of Sitting LulL
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. It Is said that
the president has completed his examina
tion of the papers in the case of theworld'u
Columbian exposition, and that they have
been referred to the secretary of state for t
the preparation of the proclamation.
The controller of the currency has called
on the national banks for a report of their
condition at the close of business on Fri
day, Dec 10.
Washington, Dec. 22 The condition of
Senater Hearst, of California, who is suf
fering from stomach and bowel troutile. Is
not much changed from that of yesterday.
He i.H still quite ill, and it is probable that
it will be some time before he will be ablo
to resume his duties iu the senate.
A MORMON DECISION.
Washington, Dec 22. Tho United
States supreme court today rendered an
important decision in a Mormon polygamy
case, holding that a wife is not n com
petent witness ogninst her husband where
polygamy is the crime charged.
THE THIRD PARTY.
TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 22. Dr. McLallin,
editor of the Alliance Advocate, who has
returned from Ocala, Florida, when asked
if the third party movement hail been
abaudoned replied as follows:
"By no means, but the time for holding
the conference has not yet been decided
upon aud the time has not arrived when it
is advisable to call it. Committees of J-ho
various organizations that will participate
in It have been appointed and they will
hold a meeting soon and decide upon a
time a.nd place for a national conference."
"Is it true that southern repreentatives
at Ocala were opposed to a third party?"
"They are opposed to it at this time bo
cause they believe it is too early. When
the organization is perfected they will go
into it. This they will bo forced to do.
Colored men in the south are thoroughly
organized, and they are desirous ot co
operating with the whito Alliances In a
new party, but they will never leave the
Republican party until the whiten nhovr a
disposition to give up the Democratic
party and enter the new movement in
good faith. If ihe senate passes the force
bill, which now seem' probable, the move
ment will be bateneL White ulliance
men will then have no alternative but to
join the new party, and the colored Re
publicans will meet them more than half
"'What bais was thire for the story
pent out from Jacksonville lut Saturday
of the plot of northern Alliance mm to
disrupt the Democracy In the ath"
"Tnearticl- wa.ipublbihel originally in
the Jacksonville Times-Union, and It was
purely imaginative. The Interviews
attributed to Mr Willi ft and Mr Me
Grath were unauthorized and misrepre
sented the sentiments of tho gentlemen
abwlutely. I afterwards talked with th I
editor of the Timcs-L nlon and he admit
ted to me that the interviews with Willlia
and McGrath were- founded entirely upon
rumor and that they could not Us ub
stantiatad." "How will John F. Willits candidacy
for the United SuUs ienat de affected by
hi election as national lecturer of the
That question waa thoroughly di
cowjd at Ocala before be km brought out
for lecturer and the conclusion reached
that H would not affect hi chances in any
way. No, I can gjr uo expression uto
Mr. WilllU prob!e chance in the ena
toriil race. I have he&rd absolutely noth
ing of what ha been going on in Kac.m
since leaving here OTer two week go and
Lave no zneao of feeling the public pale.
Tnere hiw been & number of v?aatonl
boomf . but jast what efltct they will have
on the members of the legiilatare I do sot
know I hid never heard of Jerry Simp
son in connection with tte tettsAortlttp
ttatil I arrtTed here "
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Um wan turned htfre W4ar for the faJbrre i
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lert am 1 wfeokHAtat to Mc&fcent
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ORGANIZATION OF A NEW POLITI
CAL SECRET SOCIETY. -
A New England Journal Takfcstho
Sense ofthe Farmers in Regard
to Presidential Preferences.
The lollowan of Sitting Bull Still at
Large Now Supposed to be Making
foi tho British Possessions.
Scenes and Incidents of the Kilkenny
Election Bank 01earing3 for tha
Week Personal and Political
Points from Oklahoma
Garden Cits. Kan., 22. The new secret
organization recently referred to hy tho
press, at large,to bo known as the Kuighti
of Reciprocity, is on the eve of forming a
state organization, by organizing ft grand
lodge for the state of Kaunas. A number
of prominent memlwrs of tho order are
now in thi city, who came iu obedianco to
an order proniulated by the supreme judgo
of the supremo lodgo of the United States.
and founder of ths new order, who called
a meeting of the chief justices of subor
dinate lodges of the state to meet in
this citv on this date, for tha
purpose of establishing a grand lodgo and
perfecting a state organization. A suf
ficient numlwr of chief nisticcs arc pres
ent, repreMnting subordinate lodges re
cently organized in the state, to organize
a graud lodge in any state or territory
Tho business to bo transacted will be dono
In secret session, which will be quite
brief, as all preliminaries hail been pre
viously arranged for. Applications are
being received by the supreme otllcen
from nil sections of tho United States for
dNpoimations to orgauizo new lodges, and
all indications point to a rapid growth of
the order, as its principles are regarded
with great popularity.
The Favorite Candidates of the Parmcrs of
tho Two Parties.
SriUNOFIELD, Mass., Dec 22. An elabor
ately planned canvass to uncertain tha
opinions of fanners throughout the coun
try on practical, economical and political
questions, has been conducted on an elab
orate scale for tho past three month by
tho Agricultural Press, of Springfield.
Liberal prizes were so arranged as to cre
ate much discussion in farmer' organiza
tions everywhere and induce a largo ioll
of postal card ballots. Over HO.Ofti cardi
have been received from fanners through
out the entire country. The answer to
the last question to be voted upon by tho
farmers arc the only cues that hnve been
hilly tabulated. Tho last question was:
Who should be tho Republican anil Demo
crat nominees for tho presidency in lhU2J
This questiou was explained in the follow
ing foot note: "Note The queetion I
Who should bcr not 'Who will bef the
Idea being to draw out the fannem' view
as to the best man for the presidency,
rather than to guess who tho politician
would nut up.
The farmers expressed their preference
for tho presidential candidates as follow:
rOK IIKPCIJMCAN CANDIDATES.
Stittm. niln. win. Itnek. teiiBZ
New Kiirfamt... 117 S19H TJ 4.M7
Middle WsW SH MBJ 1.1""
Ontrl kVTu UM1 iM !
UYM-rn .( Zjfflt iJB Il
NorthwcMwn - l W J 3-tt
I'ucMo la l
Thoiiouth 39 J.W M Ml
Tot) iKMW iijm ac"d I0.UJ1
FOR DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
SUto. ImkI. nut tliiloh. Urtmr
New Ktislnl UK I.IM iK Vjl
MIMI JUlJ WW &A n
V.tKirn iJfrl IJM ).t !.
Northwestern W lit M M
Vn&He XI M 9 .
Tho boutti .IM T3t m HI
Tui -7UWT HJi itia 7KJ
Of the scattering Republican vote, Hred
leads with S.Oft, f olio wit 1 by McKinley
with 3.0tt. All but aw of two onnU wero
mailed before the November election. De
pew ha 2,727 and Plumb, of Kansas, ha ft
good idiowitig. but they are mostly for a
armor. In the scattering Drno ratio vol.
Governor PaUkwii lead with over JhfM,
Carlile ha VMi. and Governor Kuell of
Massachuiwtto, fM, the rest being for
farmer. Answer to others of tho ques
tion how that federal mW to ngrieulturnl
education and tho teaching of agricultural
science in rural public kcIiooI re over
wheniingly endorsed. The M-ntlment re
garding the government ownership of
railroad m quite evenly divided. A great
many who vote against ueh ownewhlp
Insist upon gorenimtnt fiUperrMon and
full control of railroad. The view ex
pressed a to the new tarifl law and reoJp
rocity and tho proposed inodlticatlon of the
national land law are io direr thht it
will toko ome days to cbvwrtfy them.
THE XILXEHNY EIGHT.
Ths Election (Haimsd by Both of tho Iruk
Kilkenny. Dec. 28. Mr. Timothy Har
rington' manifesto, its it U caHckI. declar
ing that the citizen of tbx United States
nnd the Irish in America would never ub
mii to the deposition of Mr. Parnetl.
formed one of the prominent fed tares of
the bvtt stages of the electoral campaign Iu
this taction of the country. It i undoubt
edly having considerable effect on both
stdos and is potb)y benefitting the Adher
ent. of Mr Parnell
rolling opened briVtfly this roToing,
and everybody U looking forward to
most exciting day The presence of th
rnihtnry aud a largo fare of police cat
torwl throughout North Kilkenny iurm U
be a guarantee ngiat BT serious breAcb.
of the peace. Mr Prndf and hi candi
date. lr Vincent Scnlly, arrived upon ih
M'tie At an early hour The town Is occu
pied by body of police and a company of
Mr Timothy HeaJey ha Jet started for
C&fttlc ( omer. which pltc. in bis opialen,
will be the keytone of the fight Strosg
and entbulat!c contisgeU hr arrival
at Ctie Comer, wfaieb point other b
Ides Mr. Healer appretly rrgnl & be
lag th key t the conutu-oey. The feel
ing of majority of tb voter, to Ur m
cn be judged by ootwrd ppnuotsi
this morning. ro to t atJ-ProelL
The prttitU later surchrd to the poll
amid cheer mad coHnter--heers ct th
hed Of a. body of voter. Th action of
the prlfrxta in actively sd opesiy influenc
ing or attempting to lufleeoc voter, i
creating among the Ptr&l!tte- ecoJdra
bb" laiL A petitioning againct tha validity
of the eictMn ta North Kilkenny, tbould
itr. ScalJr be defeated.
latentMUcu has been received from Ca-tle-Ccswr
to the eflret that Mr. Pannrll
met with a b&tulc rteptkn at that place.
It if ato cateti that the miners ar toting
totally Sot Huanj
A4v;ce frQ Jbitoria ar Ben eesay 'a
mpporum. hntuVd by a anaater f tntba
smm: wiee, tr wrenlx tbrwoyk tb
rreH. tseceby Mtey a eeae f wild rx
ctU'mrmt. My tfcrir fre lKeptcmUm
fcte at g4Mt vrttfc thmrt Mf ffceer.
wfcite ttr iipyuTiata reply to He
WKTCda ot iyizrjwMry with a ch$rti t