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Advertiser knocks a great many times at her's
Would not GOING be better than. "WAITING,
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I eratiea to its Stock. Locatfcw sad TJela. sad
neglected to Advertise of course failed.
TOL. XYI, NO. 121.
WICHITA KANSAS. WEDNESDAY MOBNING, APRIL 6, 1892.
WHOLE NO. 2478.
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There's a DonWe Advantage
In an immediate purchase cf
our Spring Suits. Yon bny at
the right time and yon bny at
rhe right figures. To wait until
the season advances is like wait
ing until the bloom is off the
rose. All wool, silk faced wood
brown and tan suits for 10 and
$1S. If you are fond of arith
metic and you know anything
about the "cost of production,
work out the little problem for
yourself. The more accurate
your calculation is the surer
you are to reach the conclusion
that the price and the cost of
production are dangerously
Bargains and new things in
children's Clothing, bee our
Jersey Suits at 3,00.
t BITTING BEOS,
: .Oue-Fiice Clolhiers, Baiters. I'pkliers
"126 & 128 -Douglas Ave.
KoYeltiesin Sprin.s and Sum
MILLEK & HULL,
TAILOBS & DBAPEES
. Sedgwick Block,
Corner first-and Market Sfe.
CJVi RianT GEO. STARK M1L-E3
The Underlying Facts
BelatJnc to natural rsou-ce -d opporrnnl-tu-sln
Km-fas, turnub a bolid r during ionc
abL.cc .or the apbaiidias of 'WjCiu, and at
talamci.: of .sdu dual prosperity. For bar
rains in Keal tta:e se
K1GIIT fc MILL' R,
Phone 220. 133 ZN. Maiket St.
Men's Fine Dress
Shoes. Equal to the
$2.00 and $2.50 goods
312 East Douglas Ave,
A. E. SHOBER, M'nr.
Ftylili Toiler ilade Clothins jusi
asan place on tan!:, aha '.-lds
yon a good nmi phce F-.LI .
W want your tiviile and know
that w can pi. ase you. Drop in
and see us.
416 East Douglas Avenue
A IW PEICES
On Things You Need this Spring
Jfictle Alarm Clocks $1.00 to $1.25.
Walnut or Oak Clocks $2.50 to $10.
Triple Plate Knives and Forks $2
TeaSpoons $1.50 per set.
Table Spoons $.50 per net.
Fruit Knives $2.00 per set.
A profusion of Novelties in all kinds
of Jewelry. Staples in "Watches,
locks and Silverware. A specialty
made of fitting your Ey 63 -with Spec
tacles, and in repairing: of all kinds.
W. W. PEARCE,
403 E. Douglas Ave
Chronic. en oub a-d Private Diseases, lach as
We cannot mention a'l oar aids to saccesa la tana
dUtrestn:r troubles, but with the
Norwegian Inhaler ,
We permanently inre Coniomptlon (In the first
stasei. I!. onchUll, Asthma, isiarraii and kind
Chlorine and Oxygen Inhalation
Are also nefnl ia Leu.'. Chest and Throat trou
bles. We offer joa equally as good treatment as
Jer York cr Chicago. and at lea cos! to 70s.
In onr o2ee rre have the & Foradlce and Gal
Tanlc Batterv in the West, -and And that In certain
.Nervous and Rheumatic diseases Its use civea re
markable good rc?u tg.
A Specialty. Ner method of treatirc Piles, Flss
ures,Hs:nla. Ulcers, or Itchicg D!cas-eo the Ree
tnra. Cures pure ntted w ithout pain.
All Diseases' of Men
Qalckly and permanently cured. Kidney and
Urinary D scj&-. Bladder troubles, fctricture.
Blood Poi n. IIiimcr, LIcer. Serofnla. Varico
cele, -iin L.!--i.se. Such cases restored to health
of former days.
coae Txijtoni: D zzlces, DeLidty, D(feetlTe
31emo-T, T'tal Losses. Fate Blotthcs, fctrange Con
futed Ideas, er etc. Come scd b healtd.
Medicin-e.)ttoali parts. Send for ynetIoa Ust
and circular, eni iu?iu; amp,
Conta laiioii free and smctly conSdentiaL No
te'Timoniai askci lor or pnoiisnea.
Medical and Surgical Institute,
155 "orth Main St.
The abovi s th cnt of the Jnetrament ned
br Dr. Terril' m the exiin cat on Icr Catarra
and all Nov ,-1 3 Tl rw d c-. It cnaKes
the Doctor to niv L.a par.cat 'Le condition
of the alfectel jirtc. and if ne?cir tTftraent
explainini; it- necessity. The Doctor mil
caarant? a care in eierj case of Catarrh he
treat. Yon can be treated at home, instru
ments and nif-dicine iurni'hed.
lr. irr.itt tMi Jost returneU Irom cajcaro. rrhsre
hebas e-n tMkl'is - cowrie in lit i-o; vmenate
kl.ool. anil al-o 3 -pecial coars In Electric ty. thh
l-a'.i" tte icotid coure of tho ilcd t ic doctor has
taten mtbta Hit iAt Vrro Tar. Ilia doctor Is t!-
nniT nhTktrlin m th 5outhiTst tvho ha taV-a
these lt al conrv;j lu E rc'rlc '7 nxl is con:e- I
cnentlr the only ens laanlwr ith Its litest ScieLt.- 1
Cc pp!!ct 2. (
D'St-Jlf-OF rOMK"-I)r Tamil. his irsaa ,
diea-esorWoraenpecliUy for the past tweatj- I
DUpurecent Lnbn:rn:nts Pro'apsus. Lcera
tm lMicotrhea ' a?e- -f tb? Cvarie-4. Pjue,u1.
Irrecnlar or Pro'n-e Meastrwt od. kc.
NKRVOr Dl-ELAtir Or. Terr.Il rrlshe to
call Uie atttnticcof tho-e -xiSeraz T-ti "ve-ror
DU'e. Paraly-i. ervou Provrat n. bemaal
WeaVi- etc rothe ironOerful cura'rva rSecU
to 1m tjn-d lrm wtrfcitj w!!i vecUflcallT
jpptled sbA H.ires to tAt that Uw luhr restores
lot po""-'" tnlT Ljr in eitaer ex, acd rosittTrfj'
SUrJl5-- n cur ia t w j.t mut'o ed d .
Tie ltor iie tor diCrri:, isattsrles n.ed
InBdiu tr-atmrn.. li a T i"r-eiht Inch
Fim- riAt Mfct c rjittery. -Oso a K t ell Li.bir.et
Oairaaic ainl ra jdlc KutStfry.al'OtneA o-.iaer
lean Csnterj- Kiterr zrid vbe CaWweil or Anes
brtttc Battr v:th which tb I)Ofiornl! enr Head
arbr or anjr " j n In five minHU-a tree of ciirje
ITir-e batter r" the verr t macufactWetL
lovnaac " mUdle-isel ra"r
A M'HE CUKE. .S&SS
- r orss-th t-,j. -. de-i.oy a;
. .0 iy. tu Atl the ureaded Uis per-
IstAsIi All kinds wred whef othsn
VND VaKICOCIIX-X csre la
il.Tely cnrei by the aid of
w l rectal d isaes cored
i . L J 1 .ucL.ly and per
rrj&eili' t . l br , ojfk.s. u caUlii .o
pais. ii . (jtj ruu currd.
Al. IUKU.m Dla. A-F .sccesro!ly trete.l
i hIIJA Tkat drvadrd uLia- of maailcJ
qax-k y acd teriBaiiecUy cured brih nec vret
rumt without the f-oioaoa- (inya of liyoae dav.
1 r Trrtili B-c-S3 l bj'Msl opo facts First
prjct ca tir-r-eoce SecuaJ t Tery cae if-pec-laUj
stadlril.thJlartii.' rfcrht- Ihird tsedta""
are'prrpared is Lis labratory ci-Uy to sea eaca
Kxamlton und cotucltatloa free.
t oj rrpo ufjtr i rvcete prompt attention.
Iweot iuir .' ootns for tin -u-couipioiUtjcti
of p itieats frolu nee. tn cfice Oi d n j.
155 orth iiam M. "V icinta. Kan
At 25, 39, 49, 75, $1.00 yard.
All colors, all Ttidths. Extra
Capes, worth 10.00 and 12.00
Jackets, 4.9S 5.9S, 6.98, S.9S.
Largest department in the
city. Largest stock in the city.
More novelties than elsewhere.
Lower prices than elsewhere.
Eogers Silverware given Away
M. B. COHN,
150 NOKTU MAIN ST
A KENTUCKY FEUD.
ClXCCvSATI, April 5. A factional fend
has starteu in tin: hnmlet of Central Cov
ington, which adjoins Covington, Ky., on
the sonth, that promses to equal some in
the mountain comities of t'. estate. It is
a qnarrel between two famihe-, the Bosses
on one side and the Stacseuborgs on the
other. It broke out at an election last
Saturday, when the Busse f.in ily (the
father and two sons) assaulted Mnrslial
Lambert, whom they ch irj;ei with favor
ing the Staggenborgs. One of the'ii broke
his arm and the others beat him until his
physician says his ife is in danger. Last
night the Staggenborgs were out for re
venge. The Busse men were in hidding.
A brother-in-law of ons of the Busse
family, Mr. Fenn, was fottnd at his saloon
and fearfully beaten, and bis saloon prac
tically demolished. Another brother-in-law's
saloon was visited, but the occupant
was not found, but the saloon was broken
up. The feeling is running high, and
threats of retaliation tonight are made.
f i Ja7 oajz-
123 to 127 N. Main St
It is very giatifying to
know that the benefits of
our Great Linen Sale are so
fully appreciated by the
housekeepers of "Wichita.
The crowd was so great
yesterday that we could
not give our patrons the
attention they should have
had, but we did our best
and will try to do better.
Some New Bargains will
put in an appearance today.
See in the norch window a
new Towel. Its a corker.
It is a Dundee Huck 20x40
inches Hemsntched and
double drawn border; fine,
soft and heavy at 29 cents
jSTew Damask bargains at
40, 50, 60, 75, 85 and up to
the finest in the land, all
irom 2o to 4U per cent un
der value. This great Linen
sale has the indorsement of
every lady who has been at
Come in the forenoon if
National CMoride of Gold Institute.
-For the Cure of the-
Liqnor. Opium. Morphtue and Tobac
co tfabits. and .Neurestbenia.
For terms and other particulars, ad
dress Drs Pnrdyand Jordan, "Wichit
Yard $41 W-Dociaa. i'eiciaoat.
With the Largest and Best as
sortment of Droggist Sundries and
Drussin general in the city, we
feelas though re can plea?e the
most iasudious public. All -K1 ast
is a trial at j
THE PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS, j
216 E Dousrias Ave.
THE SILYKR SENATORS FIGHTING
Advantage to be Taken of the Mor
gan Besolutions to Place Sena
torial Hodsers on fiecord.
Senator Taller Eeported as Saying That a
Majority of the Senate Will Now Yets
Against Tree Coins Ee.
Hi. Palmer of Michigan Learn3 Sometlrng
Ahont Uncle Sam's "Wards The Kind
of Bacsn Purni'hed by Indian
Contractors The Democratic
Majority in the Honse Un
able to Porce a Vote
on the Free Wool
WASHrKGTOK, April 5. Aa stated by
Senitor Teller yesterday in trie course of
his colloquy with Seutor Sherman, the
silver senators are determined to express
their news upon the subject of silYer in
open senate, and there appears to be no
w,iy to stop them. The resolution offered
today by Mr. Morgan as an amendment to
the set of resolutions which were yester
day placed on the calendar, while not in
troduced by Mr. Morgan with the inten
tion of causing further debaie, according
to hib own statement, may still serve for
at least one day as the basis lor any
speeches that the silver men desire to
make in the senate. It would simply be
necessary to cali up this or any other reso
lution introduced the day before and pro
ceed to discuss it. Mr. Wolcott, through
Senator Teller, has given notice of his in
tention to speak upon the silver question
2'ew York, April 5 The Post prints a
special from Washington which says that
Senator Teller has practically given up
the fight for free silver.
"Free coinage is in a bad way," said he
to a friend who inquired his views. "The
whole power of the Democratic party out
side of the south and west were exerted to
defeat it in the house. Men who had to
vote for it themselves in order to keen
solid with their constituents scurried
around to induce other men to vote against
it. They had to support it themselves,
but they wanted it beaten. In the senate
the cnances are now that there will be a
small majority against it. If the Bland
bill had passed the house, the situation
over here would have been different.
Several senators who would have been
willing to divide the responsibility with
the Democratic house are nor willing to
shoulder it alone. They say: Oh, let the
"What will be the effect of the silver
isue in its present shape on the politics of
Colorado?1 " he was asked.
"It is hard to tell." answered the sena
tor" "As between Hanisou and Cleve
land, who will probably be the Demo
cratic candidate, there aoes not seem to be
much choice on this head. Colorado, of
course, is a Republican state, and if the
Democrats offer nothing more in the way
of silver legislation thau the Republicans,
it is natural to suppose that the
voters will stick to their old affiliations.
The People's party is likely to gain some
strength, pernaps a cood deal, from the
deadlock. If things keep growing worse
stiver going down and mines closing up,
there is bound to be a Dreak of some kind.
There is the Aspen mine, for example,
where the men were offered their choice
between discharge and a reduction of fifty
cents a day in their wages. When 3,ftX)
workingmen are put to such a choice as
that it means a good deal for the men."
WASHIKGTOy, April 5. Mr. Morgan of
fered an amendment to his silver resolu
tions, which was ordered to be printed.
It instructs the finance committee to re
port a bill supDlemeutary to the act of
July 14, 1699, which shall provide for the
coinage of gold and s'lver bullion on equal
terms, as to each metal, and for the issue
of treasury notes in denominations not to
exceed ioOO (upon the same if rms and con
ditions a in the act of 1S90) upon all gold
and silver bullion that the United States
may acquire by purchase, and t';at any
depositor who shall deposit in the treas
ury gold or silver bullion in quantities of
not less than $100 in value, the product of
mines in the TJuiied States, which has not
1 been previously coined, shall, at his
option, receive com ctrtin-ites tor tne
same at the mint value of -uch bullion.
The In mn appr priation bill was then
taken up, tne quetion being on Mr.
Dawes' motion to strike out the-provision
for the assignment of army officers to the
duties of Indian agents with the amend
ment attached to it toffrred by Mr. Hawley)
that whenever the president shall be of
the opinion that the good of the service es
pecially requires, he may appoint civili
ans. Mr. Pettlgrew moved to strike out the
original provision and Mr. Hawley's
amendment and insert the fohowmg:
"The president is authorized to detail
officers of the United States army to act as
Indian agents at ail agencies where be
shall deem such action for the benefit of
Mr. Palmer argued Against the policy of
the house provision. In th course of his
argument and of interruptions of it by
other senators, he appeared to be startled
and urprised at learning that there were
Indunk who were Uni.ed Stales ciuzcas
hail' said he "Indians vote?"
He wo informed by Mr. Pettigrew that
the Sisseton Indians, in Soujq Dakota
were citizens of the United states and
voters, having taken lands in severalty,
and yet they had agents over them.
"V ith them, I hope not over themP
Mr. Palmer exclaimed.
He was also informed by Mr. Piatt that
the Indians at the PuyaLlup reservation
were all voters, and Mr. Allen told him
that in "Washington there were 600 In
dians on the reservation immediately ad
jacent to the aty of Tacama who are citi
zens of the United States and voters, con
troHinn in all local affairs, even down to
precinct and county matters.
After hearicc thee -tatment9 Mr. Pal
mer confessed that there were matters be-1
yond his comprehension and that this wu j
one of them To talk about United States ,
citizens having agents over them was a j
startling tLmc to him. It might be true I
a a matter of fact; bui it was startling zs (
a matter of law. The hcue provision i
wi, he said, contrary to sound potitlcal j
Mr. Mandersoa said -t General Miles j
wrote to him attributing ia trouble at j
th Sioux reservation at Rosebud asd
Pine Rids to Insufiicient food and to the l
bad food isued to the Indian?, and com- j
mendiag th tUoa o Captain Pesny in
rejecting bad bacon
Mr Mncdersoa read from the nlScss! r- i
port of she bo-ra of surrey oc the buic&n ia
imesuoa -showufc; tfcat ths fir joc was ;
itot of 5rt ctesi quamy. that tt mcum! ,
lot amtd oos b- iod in it- entirety, be- '
caae ot aL zneMy -sl raand eondtdaa, '
xud tlt tke thtrrf kH ,C& jmraie was 1
t orally aniit lr l--- i
N hen ilr. Msdo:i had ecsefsded I
Mr. Dolph moved that the house bill
"absolutely prohibiting the coming of
Chinese into the United States" be laid be
fore the senate and referred to the com
mittee on foreign relations.
The bill was referred to the committee
on foreign relations, and the question of
assigning army officers to perform the
duties cf Indian agents was resumed.
Mr. Cullom argued against the proposi
tion. Mr. Dawes made an earnest appeal to
the senate to agree to his motion to strike
the army officer provision ont of the bill
Before he bad concluded hi address th
"WASHnrGTOy, April 5. Mr. McMillln
moved that the house go into committee
of the whole on the free-wool bill, and,
pending that, moved that all debate on the
first section ba limited to one hour. This
met with opposition from the Republi
cans, who, wnile they were willing to take
a vote immediately on the pending amend
ment, thought that no limitation should
b? placed upon debate. Mr McMiliinwas
willinc to extend the time somewhat, but
insisted that the debate must l limited.
The Republicans, under the Id of Mr.
Burrows, began to fisht for delay Mr.
McMillin, withdrawing his mod fication,
renewed his motion limiting debate to one
hour 3Ir. Burrows was immediately on
hi3 feet to make an amendment. Out the
speaker recognized Mr. McMillin to de
mand the previous question. Then Mr.
Burrows moved to take a recess until 4
o'clock, which was supplemented by Mr.
Payna of New York with an amendment
for a recess until 5 o'clock
Thus filibustering was inaugurated.
The Republicans refrained from voting
both on division and by tellers, thereby
breaking a quorum and compelling the
Democrats to order the yeas and nays.
Mr. Payne's amendment was rejected
119 to 183. Other motions to adjourn and
to take a recess met the same fate, and the
Democratic majority of two-thirds found
it impossible to overcome the skillful tac
tics of Messrs. Burrows and Payne and
force the free wool bill to a vote.
Under the rules the Democrats were
powerless, and Mr. McMillin recognizing
the fact, moved an adjournment, which
wns carried. There is no intention on the
part of the committee on rules to bring in
a closure rule, and the ficht will continue
tomorrow with both sfdes arrayed as they
were when the flag of truce was raised this
THE HOUSE DEADLOCK.
Washdcgtos, Aprilo. In explanation
of his course in the house today, Mr. Bur
rows this evening said: "When & motion
is made to limit debnto it has been the
invariable practice to allow the parties
representing the two sides, if possible, to
come to some understanding as to time
without naving a vote. With that view
I songht to obtain an understanding with
Mr. McMillin, who has charge of the bill,
whereupon the speaker assumed to him
self to say that debate was out of order.
Of course I knew that debate was not in
order, but it is the first time in my ex
perience in the house that a member has
been denied the opportunity to bring
about, if possible, an amicable under
standing. The course ot the speaker is
indefensible and unbe coming a presiding
WASHT5GTOX, April 5, Secretary Noble
today expressed his regret at the non-arrival
of the record of Indian allotments in
the Cheyenne and Arapahoe reservation
in Oklahoma, and said that this delay
would probably result in the postpone
ment of the opening of the surplus lands
to settlement until the 15th mst.
Oklahoma Cttt, O. T., April 5. The
United States commissioner of Indian af
fairs has recommended that all the lands
in the Cheyenne and Arapahoe reserva
tion lying south of the township line be
tween townships 13 and 14 b attached to
the Oklahoma City land district. Maps
showing the allotments will be sent here
from Washington for distribution. Every
incoming train help to swell the army of
homeseelcers who are here awaiting the
opening of the new lands.
THE DEEMING INQUEST.
Melbourne. April 5. The inquest upon
the body of Mrs. Deeming, formerly Miss
Mather, which ws found buried beneath
the floor of a house occupied by the Deem
ing nt Windsor, a suburb of this city,
and for whose murder Deeming is now in
custody, opened in the city court-room
A doctor testified to having found the
body. There was intense excitement as
the witness gave the ghastly details of the
finding of tho body, which he said had
D-en doubled up, evidently with the ob
ject of saving labor in digging a grave
and to allow of its easier handling by the
murderers. The police also gave evidence
regarding the discovery of the body.
Several witnesses were called who identi
fied Deeming as the husband of the dead
The next witness was Mr. Hirschfitld,
who went to Perth, Western Australia, to
identify the prisoner. He narrated a con
versation he had with Deeming on board
the steamer on which the accused was con
veyed from Penh to Melbourne. Hirsch
field &aid that Deeming had manifested
extreme curiosity to Ieam how the body
looked when it was found, and that he had
made a number of incriminating remark.
At this point of the proceedings the in
quest wu adjourned for lunch. Through
out the hearing Deeming wore a careless
air, and on several occasions be laughed
loudly at some of the statements made by
To place th question of Deemlng's iden
tification beyond all doubt, he was placed
in the court yard of the jail with twenty
other person. Here he was seen and
identified by fifty-two persona, who had
known him when undr fifteen aliases. It
is quite evident that Deeming belie res the
game ended for him, and a clov watch U
kept on him to prevent him from killing
THE "SWEATING" SYSTEM.
CHICAGO, April 5 Almost the firt per
son to appear tooay in tbe federal court
room where tbe congressional committee
was investigating the "sweating" syatem
was Bishop Fallows of the Reformed
Episcopal ctmrch. I am cot here to give
ttstimony," he said, "but to lu-ten to wbt
the witnesses tare to say Next Sunday I
intend to preach on this eviL The subject
ought to be gitaied until tbe puhiic is
arou&cd to a realization of the tern bio
Congressman Sherman Hear of Massa
chusetts examined the wunt-ss tcday.
They were mostly from tbe labor anions.
Tbe employers were conspicuous by their
absence. On tha ground of unwarranted
interference wun private b.nes-. tloe
Wbo so far have appeared have oOj-oed
strenuously to tbe proposal that coegrew
enact a law requiring makers to tag every
garment, so tbst ttere wiJf be no diglcaity
in dutingaitung garment made in
"sweit hole. The manufacturers &
erxiiy contended that the daager of coo
mgsous diseases being commantcated
throngh clothing coming from such den
was oovia&ed by the uvuai pressing, the
theory being that the heal from tbe t
irons was enough to kul the germs.
POSTAL CLERKS SALARIES.
WASHlSGTOy. April 5. A bill of much
imponnce to postal clerks w today
favorably reported by Mr. McllilJin. The
bill recisins the clerk ad dd3 tw J
more clashes, at iane cot exeetdiag,
respectively. !.6CO aid ILSCtt a year. Le
ide increasing tbe raaximcm u&rie of .
ill other cise except toe flat by afeoet J
i 100 &er ytur
WOODRUFF'S SECOND TRAi
Li-rru: ROCE. Ark.. April 5 Ths -on4
trsai of ex-State Tre-ierer Wamtmff, .
eharsr4 with embezxttag stl itufd. u
brB in the trizzmt eoact here tfct mmrm
tog. It exjrfrofd tfct it wiB :!? ',
week f gbntwt a Jry. T rt treti'vf
WcodrsrS: rrstiited is a Srcsg Jery.
PROSPECTS FOR AXOTHEE GREAT
The Acreage Sown in the State Last
Fall Ninety-Seven Per Cent, of
the Previous Area.
Tha Highest Average of Ocnditioa Pound
ia tie Wrstera Bilt The lowest ia
the Easiera Section.
lire Stock Generally Throughout the State
in Excellent Sh pe Tbe Weathtr Dar
ing March tha Only Drawback A
Few Ca3as of Lumpy Jaw in
Catt e ILg Obola'alfot
td in Very Few of
TOPEKA. Kan., April 5 The monthly
report of Secretary Mohler of th state
board of agriculture, summarizing the
condition of crops and livestock for March,
is as follows:
"From reports from our correspondents
(.numbering about six hundred, and repre
senting this year every county in the
state) we learu that Kansas sttrta out
with highly favorable conditions for a
prosperous crop jear. The winter has
been extremely mild and favorable to the
wintering of all kinds o stock, and the
unusual amount of rain and snow during
March has greatly assisted late sown
wheat to strengthen its roots and place
it in a condition to stool vigorously when
warm we ither comes.
"Whe-it The srea sown to wheat in the
fall of 1S91. compared with that sown the
previous yeir. i reported by our corres
spondentsat97.6per cent., which gives a
total area for the year of S.-tar.fcSS acres, or
S4.13S acres less than last yar. In conse
quence of the dry condition of thasoil last
tall the wheat area in the eastrn belt of
the state was reduced 23 p-jr cent. In the
central and western belts the condition of
the soil was more favorable, and in both
the wheat area was increased over that of
the previous vear. Wheat Bowing last
fall was much later than usnal for two
reasons: tirst, the farmers sowed late as a
precaution asainst the Hessian fly, and,
second, the dry and hard condition of the
soil in nianv pontons of the state did not
permit sowing at the usual time. Wheat
in nearly all portions of the state was
slow to germinate, and much of it did not
appear above the ground ia the falL
"But favorable weather during the
winter and abundant rams during March
have brought out wheat, and In tbe
central and western belts (two-thirds of
the state) tne plant is very evenly dlstri.
buted over the ground and Is in x Healthy
and promising condition, a well as in
some of the enstern counties Nearly all
of the counties in the e.istern belt
(thirty-nine) report wheat winter-killed,
ranging from S1, to 40 per cent, making an
average of wheat killrd in thu di,tr ct
from all causes of 19 per cent. In the
central and vkestern belts, m which, ac
cording to our correspondents, 77 per
cent of the wheat area ot thetatisown,
the percentage of what destroy! from
ail causes is sinalL The highest average
of wheat condition is reported in the
western blt, while the lowest condition
is reported in the eastern. The general
condition of the njant for the tat. at
compared nith a normal or full aveiage, is
8j per cent.
Kye The general condltfon of rye for
the state, as compared with a full average
for a terra of years. L 57 per cent.,
T I.. cwr- r.n.T-nll- thmtUrfcoTlt the
state is in a he'diby condition. Hors aro'
reporter, as especially irtse imm uiscs-ms.
Among cattltf are reported a few oe3 of
lnmpr jaw. a few of black leg. aod some
cases of Tixesltcb. The wet, cold weathor
of Mirch it reported as the onlv sever
weather of the reason on stock. Very few
cases of hog cholera are reported in the
slate and tbee in a mild fottn.
"In a few counties clover ia reported as
winter kdled, but generally throughout
the tate graMrs ar- in h good condition.
Fruit Peach buds are reported kilted
generally ttrougbout the state, while
other fruit buds appear to be in good con
dition. , . ,
"Hessian flv There Is but little com
plaint of the Hessian lly in any portion of
ihe state. In few counties early own
few correspondents say considerable but '
miS pest will pruiMuij jw wuJt "
larrn among farmers this year
" The n-ason In erry portion of the utate
Is reported from ten days to two weeks
later than uauL The extremely wet
wratber during March ha very grently re
tarded farm operations, but the ground,
bemiraoundanilT supplied with moUture,
is in excellent condition for pnng crop,
and. on the whole, tbe general agricai
turarcutlook for the state is very good at
signed. M MOHLEP.
WESTERN CROP CONDITIONS.
Chicago. April 5 The foiiowtag wm
mary of tbe crop outlook will appear la
th Formers' Review tni week:
Reports from cerrependenu in IllinvH
show that plowing and pnng work U
now quite fainy advanced. The condition
of Wiair wheat i aood In nboat 40 p-r
cent, of tbe couattM. fair ia 50 pr cent, j
and poor la about w per c-as. uam are
bsing own in two-third of th coast-.
In Indiana tbe werk of p4wiag aod vcA
irg is i.lo progre ne well lh Gon
dii ton of wiater wlwxt H simitar to tfe-at of
hiinofi. In Oaw plowiag ba b-;rea ia
mo-stot tae count-. lae eaodttiuai of j
winter wheat fc good ia wt foerta t tfc ,
coustiM, fair In two-itii$ aod poor la j
th others. ;
In Mschigas plo-ring aa fcn dose ia j
about half tbf coastte It wiiJ fc- itr
neeici before piowiag iH be bc to tae i
otters. Ia iCeotaeicy piamag &d priag )
work Is ia pr&xn-- Wheat is fr I
gocxl coadiUoe. Ia MUo.n piowtag aw
beun a C9 p-r ceat. of the ooaatlr!. aal J
bv next wr-k will be is prgre ki tae !
others. Ta! water ppy TJTywbrre u
good. Waeat U ia seed eosdiUoo in oe
tCird, fair o one-ixts una poor ia o-
DJttl 01 tee cocautH. ivta iu7 tu
owa. bat very little gr sed. Three
ccruark report th&s pottoe) are being
In K&avt pfowJng U la progress ad
the wa Vf eJ jepi 1 ZDCA. Wlnltf wheat
is reported in good codtt) br half at j
the OttrrosOirats, fair by a Bttle le ,
i hi,a oc-exrtrr, aad poz a th other.
Oi tk teat gra-ed u bessg wwa.
Two report !riry ad twg prtag waat
as b-ts at la. Ia Crfcraa-fc snrag
ba. brs btr-sa ts CMmC i tee eoverue.
Ia lawa piowisg it a-s da ia tfutv
ln of the eowaiMa. Wtat-rr w&sat ta
Jowa t ta g4 txoAvmi . aae-atf f
;a eaoaUM jtmi. 4mt to 14- wber. la
WtncoBMS tw Uak fc sarlJy to wei vm
pm7 wti, ht i eet oSM-aatf o tar j
cewstte aaawlsg a br togsa- 1
Knta4MOCa pimruia: u srefrr as aax
at ifrt cwcbcm. Loate mimc -
te.r, a jMae iqartaK weai l ara
rff-, Tlat OMMbUC 1 i.LfUa. it
.rstsr t& tr-oC jacasca. - , i
GRAIN PRICE MANIPULATION.
St. Paul. Anril 5. The tegisUiirs
wheat investigating committee U bay
preparing its report tor the year. The re
port will say. referring to the great cam
bine, that the comtni-vooa finds that there
has been Mine connection, as shown by
the evidence, between the rleraor agU
railway compicle tn maintain n uniform
system ot prices. Tbe cosaaiit;w tbuls
also that the producing interests of the
state are at this time, and have been for
sometime past, the v.ciiet of trr.la
manipulators throughout tbe conuryj
Chicago speculators have ofin depres-Mtd
nriccs. Involving great los- to thr ftum-p.
The committee will heretftct ugjst aa
appropriate recoaimendatiou to the legis
lative to meet this aviL
SeaECT, Ark., April X. A eyefon- pive-i
over the soatheastrrn portion of tni cum
ty yeiUfrday, doing gre-t ihmi.ip Xo
lives were lost, but some miraculous
escapen were made. The boa.- of Will
iam Vanghan whs wrecfceI. with tbiex
cepttou ot the room occupied by the family.
T. P. Williams boue. and alo tat of
Tbomae King were completely demol
ished. The inmates were covered with
logs and limbers, but escaped with only
Kansas Citt. April 5. The through
exprcs on th Union Pacific toa , which
reached this city at "o'clock yrstrrday
morning, bad a most remarkable appearand-,
being covered with mud lo tbe depth
of fully aa inch. The headlight was com
pletely covered, and the engine and coach
windows were so plastered over that they
were dark. The trainmen aay tht at
Ro villa, Kan., tbe train ran into a shower
of mud. which came down for oms time
from the clouds. It is su pjKwe-1 to har
beon taken up by a warersuout.
BraixJEPOirr, Ills.. April 5. A cyclona
last night damaged the Presbyterian ami
Methodist caurches and several residence,
and totally demolished n number of barns,
killing xeveral horac.
DesMoixes, I., March fi, Report re
ceived here today from pointa in the wet
ern and central ceuaiie show very h-avy
rainfalls and great damage. The storm
seems to have been heaviest at Guthrie,
accompanied by hail, which, with a strong
wind, broke winJows and did other
damage. The streets were covered with
layers ot large hall-stones, which the
heavy ram that followed swept into huge
drifts, which acted asdamsnnd cauia
flood of water. It Is not known, however,
how extensive this fall was, butit Isfnarrd
that it extended over considerable terri
tory. The farmers were just beginning to
sow spring wheat, but tbe present storms
will delay wort on tho farms for several
days. Farther north tbe streams are all
rising. The DesMolnes river at this point
has risen nearly a foot during tbe last
twelve hours, borne damsge to railroad
property is reported, mainly on brauch
BCliLXSGTOS Is-, March 5. A cold
wave struck soutnesstern Iowa thia
morning. This afternoon the wind was
blowing a gale.
COLCMBCS JCXCnoS", la., March &. j
A cycioa yesterday destroyed a number
of buildings at Cairo, south of bare, he
one is reported seriously injured.
St. PAUL, April 5. Tbe detail of the
extent of tne storm now being received In
dicate that its severity was but hinted at
in the earlier dmpntcbes. The blitaard
continued most of the night around Miller,
S. D , and snowdrif t eight feet deep am
now to be neen. Hundreds of head of
stock wandered with the storm, aany of
which perished. The uapsxalleUd
storm of ram and snow which raged at
Aberdeen, ti. D., for the past three days
ceased this morning. The fall of snow
was ttimply tremendous, and ia cone
queues all tbe railroads are badly tied up.
The blockade is the worst experienced lu a
long time. While seeding will be greatly
delayed, th farmers and alt others ara
well Katlstifcd. and the acreage will be
materially iucrrased, as great encourage
ment it ielt. The country districts will
be well mgh Impastable for days tocoraa.
The rainfall wu tb greatest ever known
here in April.
fc-T. IOCW, April 5. The extaivs wash
out on the Iron Mountain between Pied
mont and Popular Bluff, caused by tbe
recent storms, nave been so far repaired as
to enabl the resumption of trade to and
from Tcxas by uing tha Bismarck and
Cuarleston branch. Tbe storm was one of
the sereret toat eerv wiled thlscciion.
Broken communication, both ralirosd and
telegraphic; in the Indian Territory,
Arkana nd Tcxas, has also been re
stored, and the damage is being rapidly
CHICAGO. April 5. It has just !aakc4
out hr that a combination has beea
formed, or is being formed, between tba
VanderiMlt and Pennsylvania lines la tbe
esst. and tbe Chicago. Burltagton ssl
Qumcv, th- Chicago. Milwaukee and faf.
Paul, "the Chicago and Northwestern ami
the Atchuoa. fopeks and bant Fe lu the
west, by which these companies sgra to
discontinue the pymnt of commisloos
to each other1 agent. The consideration.
is a dlvUlon of Interchange passenger buJ
neci. in accordance with an agreement
entered Into a few weeks ago, and which
nt.i.(),..rflniinii aa far as DOMlble. of
jll other line from participation in thts
DIIIDeS. im iwui . - r '
cally boycoued by thw arrsngemeal, ara
tbe Rock I.land, the C hisago, St. Paul
and Kansas City, and the Cuic-o and
Alton in the w, and Jtbe Grsad Trunk,
tbe rirte. tbe Baltimore and Ohio and con
necting lines, in the east.
It m piaia to be seen that tble Is another
stttupt on ths part of the PeaoylvsnU
and Vaoderbilt systems to Ao awsy with
the payment of paager commissions to
t'ckt agents, and tby feave secured assist
aace from tbe iroogesi rosd west of
Chicago. If by thli deal tby ess fore
tas Jtber llaes to surrader. peaceful so
iaUon of the coramnwtoa qu'ettoa may be
expctd. bat nobody s-erns to aaticipsta
oa aa ootcome at least, c&t until siur
Waat wUl bcsme of the Wftra TrsSo
ssaocisuon after Aani 12 l the absorbing
qsestiea iff isilroad circle, now last lb
sUsmpt to bold a meeting on tl.i dl has
b-ea Jormslly abandoned and a eU ia?a
for a tp-CJal rarlg a Kw York oa ilay
1&. The opaOB is exprd evra sow
freely tho before that lh sssocsasleo
mskiag Us lat gi. To Jy toaii
r.baii the fair u cir9 a jraaa
U tb prvp&wd alettes lo CbKigw
Dxsrxn. Aartl a. Aa evraiajf pajr
y iat. a w traaeUteaMUi rria
fnm ta RfaCUe u th eat to t?ieg
argmafceed sad that J Gd, TJsivthy
Hektao. ex-traier af i Ssutbero
PetaVe. & s-aov Y-r. M.s pro
aater. Ta read, ttUsaW, wbJ tn
A GUN-COTTON EXPL0640M.
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r&K xjtUnt ffmrtd Lr iat airat.
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the stat Imager tor the SBJMeur
tffiotrlM psw!r. wfcr. Is sota a
kw aaar, v t f gaa ua
ware rxp4ii The sfcOsx f tasp0'o9
wss trrtaK, T wfc was
saXes. Ta bo.Vaiagia utml9 3
cwM-ao ha avi$al tt fa $ a
trra. Stm wwrt mea wv a t towi fi
warn tfce ex?M tfi-ok jr! aa e3
as f tWas Wowa o .
a taste a4 a qrtr away ra tb wMr
wet made to tr rmtrt by ia tAk.
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SHimsc btmtt Cs!feK Vmvuzm Cri-pta
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SOUTH DAKOTA PBOHI2TTJ0N.
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