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.THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
The House,' After a Long and Acri
monious Debate, Passes
G promise Measure,
.Ths University Given Eighteen Thousand
Dollars, the Agricaltural and Normal
Schools Piftean Thousand Each.
Both Houses Eush Sills Through "With the
Usual Hurry of Closing Hours A Long
List of Applicants for the Variou3
Appointive Offices in Indian
Territory A New Town
Laid Oat in Elaine
Weathek Bureau, )
Department of agriculture.
"WICHITA, Kan.. March J, IS33. J
Forecast for "Wichita and vicinity
"Warmer and fair Friday and Saturday.
During the past twenty-four hours the
highest temperature was G2, the lowest
3i, and the mean 48, with clearing weath
er; colder in the morning and warmer in
the afternoon; gentle southwest to fresh
The average temperature for March so
For tho past four years the average tem
perature for the month of March has
been 42 and for the 9th day 34.
Fred L. Johnson'. ObserTer.
"Washington, March 9 Following is
the forecast until 8 p. in. Frisday.
For Kansas Rains, followed by local
rains Friday night; winds shifting to
westerly and colder Friday night.
For Missouri Fair Friday with souther
ly winds; warmer in the northeasteru por
GUTHRIE, O. T., March i). Special.
In the committee of the whole council bill
No. 12G, providing for the issuance of
bonds for the educational institutions,
and the university appropriation came up.
Mr. Ormsbee spoke vigorously against
the appropriation. He thought the iu
debteddess incurred was illegal, and that
the board of regents had gone beyond the
limit. He said that any one "Who voted
for the appropriation would be voting for
an infamous bill.
Tho facts are that the institution needs
a small appropriation to complete tbe
building uiid to provide for tho incidental
Mr. Waggoner moved that the first sec
tion of the bill be stricken out, which vir
tually kills tho bill.
Mr. Cunningham could not believe the
motion to be made in good faith. He
thought that the investigating commit
tee's report was rathera whitewashing
affair. He would votu for a reasonable
.ur. Greer said that the accusation that
the committee was a whitewashing com
mittee wus a mistake. The money iiad
been spenc judiciously. In view of the
fact of the grand fntuie of our territory, it
was wise to expend a suflicient ainouur. to
build a creditable building. The idea
that the building should be left in its
present incomplete condition was prepos
terous. While he admitted that it may
have been "unwise to have exceeded tho
amount appropriated, the territory is not
warranted in abandoning the e nterorise.
Hn was for tho full limit of the bill.
Mr. Faries mov,.d to strike out ?2o,000
Mr. Beatty intended to oppose the bill,
but the gentleman had impugned tho
motives of members tent out by tho
house. The gentleman made a statement
that was absolutely false.
Mr.Cunningham I did not say so.
Mr. Realty I tried to inrestigate the
matter thoroughly. Xo evidence was pro
duced to show boodlerisia.
Mr. Stone moved, as a substitute, that
the allowance be $21,510. to liquidate the
debt on the building. Lost.
The motion to strike out the entire sec
tion was lost.
Mr. Ormsbee moved that $4,500 be in
serted. Mr. Ormsbeo resented uc this point
the reflect ious cast upon him by the gen
tleman from Logan.
Mr. Ormsbee's resolution was lost.
Mr. Cuuningham moved to striko out
$25,000 and insert J21.000.
'I he committee asked leave to rise and
sit again at 2 o'clock.
The following bills wero passed: Coun
cil bill Xo. 50, relating to towns located ou
public lands: council bill Xo. 04 (clerks of
district courts); council bill Xo. 5, the in
surance bill, and the house substitute for
council bill Xo. L'G, regulating the election
of officers in cities of the first class. This
bill ousts the Republicans in Oklahoma
Council bill Xo. 57, legalizing the
rewardiug of deeds: house bill Xo. 355,
providing for taking appeal to the
pupremo court; houso billXo. 129, regulat
ing tho use of water in irrigating canals
and water-works, and house bill Xo. 47,
providing for taking original records to
the supreme court, were also passed.
The house took a recess.
The resolution offered by Mr. Cunning
ham of Logan to continue iu office the
chief clerk and assistants for the period of
ixty days after the close of the session, to
prepare the bills for priutinc, carried.
Iu committee of the whole the house
considered the act providing for the issu
ance of bonds for the benefit of the terri
toiial educational institutions.
Mr. Cunningham stated the proposition
as being whether an illegal indebtedness
should be assumed and paid. He uivored
paying it all or nouo of it. but was against
tatabhshiug such a precedent.
Mr. Oimsbee of Reaver was for paying
none of it, and an attempt by the chair
man to muzzle the gentleman resulted in
a complete failure.
After a heated discussion tho house ad
journed at 4 o'clock p. in. until 7:30
o'clock p. m.
After four hours of caucusing and log
rolling the house met aud resumed the
battle over the appropriation bill. The
bill pasted. It appropriates S1S.000 for the
uuiversity at Xorman, and $15,000 each for
the normal school ut Edmond and the
Agricultural college at Stillwater. The
appropriations are liberal
There scemtd tobe;a stiusgle in tho
nnuds of conscientious member between
a sense of duty and a desire to help the
educational institutions of the territory
out of a hole.
Many explained their votes in writing.
Mr. Cunningham voted no, on the ground
that part of the appropriation was to pay
illegal indebtedness . Mr. Beatty felt
sorry for the people of Edmond, and voted
aye. Mr. Meuick did not hope to be again
before the people and voted aye. Mr.Orms
bee was against the appropriation, because
he considered it extrtvagaut. Mr. Peery
wauted everything fairly explained before
he would vote at all. Mr. Greer was for
the old fiag aud tlie appropriation.
To avoid action on the hill providing an
appropriation for the payment of terri
torial oilrcero, and fixing the salaries, the
houte, on motion of Mr. Bettty, adjourned
at 10:SO o'clock u. m.
To one accustomed to observe the make
up of legislative bodies, it must be appar
ent that the present house is fully equal
to the average, and that, as ready debaters
several of the members have established
J very enviable reputations.
Guthrie, O. T., March 9. Special.
J. L. Mitch was nominated by the gov
ernor for regent of the Xormal school and
confirmed by the council.
The council, in committee of the whole,
considered the bill locating the Colored
Agricultural and Mechanical college at
Wanamaker, in Kingfisher county.
A motion was made by Mr. Cannon that
the committee rise and report that the bill
do pass, with sundry amendments.
A substitute for this motion was offered
by Mr. Shaffer of Stillwater, that the com
mittee rise and report that the bill do not
puss. The chair ruled the substitute out
of order, for tho reason that if the original
motion were carried it would be equal to
voting no on the substitute; if it failed, it
was equivalent to voting aye.
Mr. Fegan rose to a point of order,
claiming that the chair erred in ruling the
substitute out of order, and appealed from
the rnlimr of the chair.
The chair refused to put the motion, and
ordered Mr. Fegan to be seated. He re
fused and the sergeant-at-arms was order
ed to seat him.
Fending the settlement of the question
President ProTeru Pulliam took the gavel
and dissolved the committee of the whole.
Clerks J. C. Hofius, Edwin Witherell,
and J. L. Harlson were continued for sixty
days or for ns much thereof as may be
necessary to finish up the work, under the
supervifcion of the secretary.
Mr. Ross introduced u resolution that
the council do adjourn at 4 p. iu. today
Pending a call of the house it laid over
until afternoon, and the council took a
At the afternoon session the house sub
stitute for house bill Xo. 65 (general elec
tions) was passed. Council bill 127, pro
viding for the payment of interest, was
Couucil bill Xo. 13G (introduced by Mr.
Pitman) provides that the territorial board
shall consist of five members. As the
law now btands the territorial board wheu
the strip comes in will consist of twenty
five members. It will save annually thou
sands of dollars to the territory. Tho
rules were suspended and the bill passed.
The following other bills were passed:
Council bill Xo. 103. contesting certain
elections; couucil bill Xo. 113, the colored
agricultural college bill; council bill 134,
an act locatiug the insane asylum at
Chandler, and the townsite bill.
The following bills were passed: House
bill Xo. 54 (warrants); council bill Xo.
116(KingGher indebtedness),and house bill
Xo. 147, to provide tor taking the original
record to the supreme court in case of ap
peals in civil cases, or to proaecut writs of
error by petitiou iu error with he case
"Washington. March 9. Tho Indian
Territory politicians are demanding an
observance of the principle of home
rule in tho matter of appointments
for that section of the, country.
Among th candidates for United
States marshal are C. L. Stowe, Captain
Kendall, J. A. Mayo aud two or three oth
ers in the Chickasaw nation; Benjamin
F. Lafayette and Captain Smith of the
Greek nation; Major Gait, and J. Mc
Alester of the Choctaw nation; Augustus
E. Ivey of the Cherokee Tribune and Will
iam F. Weeks of Hartshorn, chairman of
the Democratic executive committee of
the territory. Mr. Ivey thinks an Indian
United Stites marshal would be the
proper thing, and presents himself as the
Indian's candidate. From the outside the
marshalship is sought by Morton Ruther
ford of Fort Smith, and Colonel Thomas
Gunter, an ex-member of congress. Gunter
is also a nephew ot benator Butler of
South Carolina. Against the outsiders
the territorial candidates all make com
Judge C. L. Herbert, Judge Hardy,
Judge Reagan of Ardmore and George E.
Nelson of Muskogee, are the territorial
candidates for the judgeship. The candi
dates for the same place from outside of
the territory include Colonel Duval and
L. P. Saudells or Fort Smith, Ark.; Judge
Stewart of Gainesville, Tex., and Judge
Cravens of Missouri. For tho United
States attorneyship are M. M. Edmiston,
Thomas Marcumat, W. M. Harrison and
C. L. Jackson of Muscogee, Sol E. Jack
son of Aidmore and Henry Hayues ot Mc
Alester. WATONGA ITEMS.
WATONGA, O. T., March 8. Special.
Rer. J. H. Cooter of Dolphos. Kan., has
accepted a call to the Presbyterian church
at this place, and will take charge early in
The Commercial club of Kingfisher
passed a resolution last week asking the
city council to grant a franchise to a com
pauy which proposes to put in an ex
change at that town, with lines to Guth
rie, "Watonga, El Reno and Oklanoma
Independence, located in G county,
some twenty-five miles southwest of Wa
tonga, has organtzed a commercial club,
and will now compete for recognition at
the hands of the homeseekera. This little
but energetic town is coming to the front
and shows a spirit that might well be
emulated by older towns in the Cheyenne
and Arapahoe country.
Ceutralia is the latest candidate for pub
lic favor. Judge Martin has filed on sec
tion 15, township 17. range 12 west, Blaine
county, for townsite purposes. Your cor
respondent rode out to tho new town and
found a beautiful tract of land surround
ed by a fertile couutry. A number of
settlers wese on the site. Tents, log
houses, etc., aro springing up like magic
The presiding elder of the Methodist
church preached last Suuday morning and
evening at the First Baptist church of Wa
tonga. THE CHEROKEE COMMISSION.
"Washington, March 9. The Cherokee
commission will resume business on the
15th of this month at Ponca agency. They
were provided for in the Indian bill ana
official life of the commission continued.
They will aim to finish the work of get
ting an agreement with thePoncas, Otoes,
Missouri, Osages aud Kausas Indians.
After they have completed negotiations
with theaa tribes the commission will take
up the Chickasaw and Choctaw claim to
the Kiowa, Comanche and Apach coun
try. This, will end all the work assigned
Some parties here looking after the in
terest of Iudians in the territory have de
cided to urge ex-Senator Dawes to accept
a place ou the live civilized tribes com
mission. Tho commission was created by
a clause in the bill opening to settlement
the Cherokee strip.
The WOrk of the commission is to per
suade the livfl civilized tribes to divide
their lands. It does not require the same
kind of work that is demanded of the
Cherokee commission. The new com-mis-ion
is expected to visit the councils of
the Indian nation and negotiate with them
and urge the plan to individualize lands.
BOUND FOR THE STRIP.
ST. LOUIS, March 9. There passed
through hero today a party of fify families
bound for Oklahoma, to take their
chauces in stuJwuc claims in the Cherokee
strip. Their'leader said that 5,(W0 Ken
tuckian have prepared to enter the grand
rush at the opening.
GENUINE ACTIVITY IN REAL ESTATE.
The liberal propositions aud terms of
payment offered by the Xorth Galveston
association to investors, is rapidly bring
ing purchasers iuto the field. The en
ormous amounts already expended in pub
lic improvements such as street paving
and cmdmg, tree planting and sewerage,
public buikting, hotels, etc, have rapidly
enhanced the value of property. Every
new factory or other emerpris-e means a
very healthy increase in valuation. There
never wah a better time than now to invest
as Xorth Galeton. Tex., is built on a sure
foundation. Tor further particulars call
ou or address Wriirht & Miller, the local
assents, or the Xorth Galveston Associa
tion, box 9C3, Minneapolis, Miuu.
The Senate Australian Ballot Bill
Amended and t Passed by the
The Appellate Court Bill in the Hands of a
Oonferenca Committee The Douglass
Anti-Bribery Bill Passes the Senate.
Secretary of State Osborne Alleges That
George T, Anthony is Not Legally a
Member of the Board of Eaiiway
lass Making Himself Solid
With His Party All
Over the Sunflow
Special Dispatch to tho Dailr Eazle.
Topeka, Kau., March 9. This forenoon
in the house nearly all the time was taken
up in debating as to whether the house
should adjourn this wtiek or hold over un
til next Tuesday. The house finally passed
a resolution fixing Saturday as the day for
final adjournment. The senate during the
aftprnoon concurred, aud thus a load
seems to be lifted off the shoulders of the
men on both Bides of the house.
The appellate court bill is now in the
hands of a conference committee, as are
also several other bills, among them being
the legislative appropriation bill.
The senate Australian ballot bill was
read a third time in the house today. Sev
eral amendments were adopted and the
bill then passed. The amendments were
of a character which tho populists did not
relish, but they took their medicine and
voted for the bill. The senate will proba
bly adopt the amendments.
On the legislative appropriation bill and
the appellate court bill there has bean one
conference, but the conferees disagreeing,
new committees were appointed and aro
now at work.
The Douglass bill to promote purity of
elections was passed by the seute today.'
The senate bill reducing the penalty on
overdue tax sales from 25 to 15 psr cent
was concurred in by the house by nearly a
Secretary of State Osborne said today
that George T. Anthony has had no right
to the office of railroad commissioner since
April, 1S'J2, neither the records of his of
fice nor the records of the executive coun
cil showing that he had beeu qualified
since his first election four years ago. The
secretary said that the money Anthony
has drawn from the state treasury for the
past ten months will have to be refunded;
that au action would be begun against
ex-Treasurer Stover to recover $2,000 drawn
by Anthony during that period, and that
Anthony would have to vacate the office
whether the supreme court said so or not.
Mr. Anthony is not in the city.
In the estimation of promiuent Repub
licans from all parts of the state, who
have gathered in Topeka to attend the
State Republican League convention,
which meets here tomorrow, Speaker
George L. Douglass deserves the lasting
gratitude of the people of Kansas for legis
lative efforts that have marked him as a
tireless, patient, persistent worker a man
of unusual courage, u politician of high
order, and astatesmau of superior ability.
Liberal in bis views, unyielding iu his
convictions, broad iu his tolerance, candid
iu his expressions, honorable iu ' his
methods Mr. Douglass has impressed his
individuality indelibly upon tho legisla
tion of this session, ami has made most
creditable history for Kansas. Out from
the taugled skein of political differences,
unfortunate clashes, and labyrinthiau
complications, George L. Douglass, has
with, iufinite patieuce, care, courage and
skill, drawn perfect political threads aud
woven a web of economic fabric of which
Kansas may well be prcud. Xot to men
tion his bills ou political corruption and
bribery and his earnest and successful ef
forts iu tho houso in ihe direction of rail
road legislation, Mr. Douglass fought
down almost overwhelming opposition
aud secured the adoption of the order of
business aud the extension of time which
put other measures through the house, as
tollows: Congressional apportionment,
mortgage redemption, appellate court,
revisiou of the statutes amending tho tax
laws, valued policy insurance, aud the
Australian ballot. Many memberb of un
shrinking courage stood by Mr. Douglass
and made ic possible for him to save to
the state, so far as the Republican party is
concerned, some of the most im
portant legislation ever enacted in Kansas.
THE MODERN WAY
Commends itself to the well-formed, to do
pleasantly aud effectually what was for
merly done in the crudest manner and dis-
agreeabl as well. To cleanse the system
and break up colds, headaches and fevers
without unpleasant after effects, use the
delightful liquid laxative remedy, Syrup
NEW ORLEANS, March 9. When Fitz
simmons appeared on tho streets this
morning he was surrounded by a large
crowd. There were no signs on his face of
the battle of last night. He has as yet
made no arrangements as to his future,
but says that he will never go out of his
class to fteht, aud that therefore there is
little chance for a go with Corbett Hall
4s anxious to get on another match with
Fitzsimmons, but the impression is that
Fitzsimmons does not care to enter the
rinn with Hall again.
Eitzsimmons had ttepped into the read
ing room of the Crescent City club this
afternoon to write a letter. While seated
at the desk Hall, Mitchell and McAuliffe
entered. Fitzsimmous wore a buttonhole
bouquet of large proportions, which soon
caused a lemark from the in
truding party. Hot words followed, and
Fitzsimmons was jut on the point of
slugging Abingdon, when President Xoel
stepped in and separated them.
Tonight Eitzsimmons auuounced his in
tention to confine himself to the middle
weight limit. He says that he will not
fight out of his clas. He stated that he
was ready to meet any man at 150 to 135
That cure of G. W. Turner of Galway,
X. Y., of scrofula, by Hood's Sarsaparilla,
Philadelphia. March 9 A passenger
tram on the central division on the Phila
delphia, Wilmiugton and Baltimore rail
way, from Oxford, Pa., collided with a
freight train on the Wilmington and
Xorthern railroad at Chaddsford Junction
about S:45 o'clock this morning. Engineer
Phillips of the paenger train was killed
and Conductor William Cummings of the
same train was badly injured. The pass
enger engine plunced into the middle ot
the freight traiu and then rolled downaa
embankment by the side of Brandywine
A DIAMOND ROBBERY.
LA3 VEGAS, X. M., March 9. ilrs. "W. J.
Mills, daughter of the Kansas City and
Xew Mexico millionaire. WiLon 'Wedding-
hitm, was robbed last nicht at the Plazt
Lhotel in this city of $1,500 worth of di.-
monds. The thief is not known.
.and M. de Lesseps.
In the mmss of M. Baihut's statement
M. Fontaine sprans to his feet and shout
ed: "That statement is a tissue of false
hoods. The witness has not spoken a word
Turning upon his accuser. M. Baihut
said slowly: "I affirm that what I said is
the exact truth, and nothing but the
In examining M. San Leroy the judge
recalled that while a member of the par
liamentary committee on the lottery bill
the prisoner had opposed the canal
company, then making proposals to the
deputies, and asked, "Why, after voting
for a report hostile to the hill, diu you re
verse your vote?"
"There were three of us who favored
abandoning the bill," replied M. Sn
Leroy evasively. "I was not aware when
I chauged my opinion that the cauai com
pany would approach the deputies. I never
spoke with the lobbyist Artou."
"Where did you get the 100,000 francs
which vou paid to the Credit Lyonnaise in
"It was a reinvestment of a part of my
wife's dowry of 200.000 francs."
"Can you produce the deeds of the mar
riage settlement to prove that?"
"Why did you not explain this sooner?"
"I wished to avoid having the indict
ment against me thrown out. I prefer to
be tried and acquitted."
Senator Berai was asked to explain why
he received 40,000 francs from Baron de
ReinHCh. lie ."aid that it was fot advice
concerning the Tunis railways. M. Berai
supported this statement with u docu
ment. Deputy de Ls Faucennerie said that the
25,000 francs given him by Baron de Rein
ach were part of bis profits as a member
of one of the guarantee syndicates. Ho
could produce no letter from Baron de
Reinach, however, to show this.
Ex-Deputy Gibron admitted having
cashed a check drawn by Baron de Reinach
for 200,000 francs, but denied that the
check was in any way iConnected with the
Panama lottery loan bill. He had never
seen Arton nor any other lobbyist, nor
ever met Charles de Lesseps before coming
to court yesterday.
Deputy Autoniue Proust said that the
200.000 francs received by him from Baron
de Reinach constituted his share of the
profits from the guarantee syndicate.
AN INDIAN OUTBREAK.
Laurel, Mont., March 9. Open warfare
has broken out between the settlers on the
newly openee portion of the Crow reserva
tion and the Indians, and the wildest ex
citement exists at the new town of Wilsey
and in the country around. The ranch
men are moving their wives and children
to places of safety and are preparing to
defend their claims. The first bloodshed
occurred this morning. The In
dians, angered at. the encroachments of
the whites, undertook to drive off a
settler named Henderson. On Monday he
returned with a paityof friends, all armed.
The red devils gathered in a clump of
timber today and told Henderson that if
lie remained on the tract of hind which he
had homesteaded another 24 hours he
would be scalped and his body fed to the
crows. He then whistled and his com
panions began to pour out of the woods.
A conflict ensued, iu which Little Face, a
Crow Indian, was killed.
The Crows are making medicine and aro
preparing fcr actual warfjo. This is the
first time that the Crows have ever shown
hostility toward the whites. It is ex
pected that two or three companies of
United States regulars will be ordered to
Wilsey as soon as the war department can
be informed of the critical stato of affairs.
BEECHAM's Pills cure sick headache.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., March 9. Tho tele
graph operators of this city say that efforts
are being made to bring about a general
strike of telegraphers iu this country be
fore May 1. A leading representative of
the Order of Railway Telegraphers, a man
named McCabe, from Iowa, who took au
active part in the great strike of 1882, spent
several days in Milwaukee this week, talk
ing the matter up with the local operators.
He then left for Sheboygan and other
points, and expects to make a complete
tour of the state for a similar purpose.
CHICAGO, March 9. The boird of gen
eral managers ot the roads centering in
Chicago has made up its mind that the
demands of the switchmen for an increase
in wages cannot bo granted. Whether
the men will strike 2s not yet certain, but
whether they go out or not, there is no
doubt that the roads are firmly allied to
cether and better prepared to meet the
aifficulty than at any time in the past.
The reasou for declining the demands are
given in a circular, stating that switch
men are paid as high, or higher, in Chicago
and vicinity as iu other localities. The
circular further state that tne revenue
from traffic has constantly decreased aud
the cost of service constantly increased, to
au extent that no advance in wages can be
Toledo, O., March 9. Everything is
qniet here concerning the Ann- Arbor
strike. Manager Ashley says that tbey
have enoughoiew men to equip all the en
gines uoeded for general service. The
strikers are very reticent, but express
themseives as very confident of Tictory.
BALTIMORE, March 9. A. J. Robinson is
here as aqent of all the roads leaving west
ward from Chicago, authorized to employ
as many men conversant with the duties
of swithmen, -ardmen and conductors in
the handling of trains as come along. The
applicant Is told that his pay will be SC5
and $75 per month. Xo promises are" ex
acted about joinine labor organizntions.
PlTTSBCRG, Pa., March 9. Patrick Mc
Bnde, secretary of the Uuited Mine
Workers of Xorth America, was in the
city today. In an interview he stated that
a general demand for an advance in the
rate for mining would be made In Mny
ntCct. If the demand be refused, he .said,
there would be a .-trifce, which would in
volve all the mines in the state.
T.ovtnv.-. Mnrch 9. In the hou.eoflord
today Sir Lton Playfair explained that the 1
mission of MeMis. Barnett and Schloss to i
America, ttss nart o'acreneral incnlrvinto ?
me suDiect ot me immizrauon o: oacoeRi
.. . . .- . ' i - - - I
aliens to the United Kingdom. The com- j
musioners were charged to learn how
Jews and Russians conducted themseivej
in America; how the American Immigra
tion laws operated, and what was the
tendency of feelincamou; American-, noon
the subject, sons toan-jst ihe government
to deal with tbs question in EojrUad.
SHROUDING THE LIVING.
St. JoSETff, Mo , March 9 Ysstrday
Judge David Lee, an old settler o Troy,
died to all outward appearances. Physi
cians examined the bedy and pronounced
life extinct. Three nours later tne unoer
taker hrtd stripped the body and lrw dress
ing it for burial, when tbe supposed dead
man ooenesi his eye, and, recorafeiair
him, exclaimed, "What jn tbe name of i
God are yon doinc! Th old geatlem.ia
is still alive and will probably cet wtli.
Paeis, March 9. Interest in the Pan
ama trial was revived today during the
testimony pf M. Biihut. He had been ac
cused of receiving repeated payments from
the Panama company to influence mem
bers ot the chamber of deputies in favor of
the Panama bill. He showed a disposl-tion-atffirst
to throw the blame upon M.
Blondin, who acted as a go-between in the
M. Baihnt said: "I acted at the instiga
tion of M. Blondin, to whom I gave 750,000
francs. I had wished to restore the money
but I feared thereby to accuse myselr."
At this point he broke down, and contin
ued in a broken voice: "I acknowledge
baviug been led astray; f am guilty. Mv
words express the grief and repentance I
feel. I do not yet understand how I could
have falleu so low. I ask pardon of my
country, whose good name I have perhaps
As soon as M. Baihnt regained his self
control, he said: "I submit iu advance to
any sentence che court may pass upon me."
M. Blondin denied that be had instigat
ed M. Baihut to demand money for his
M, Baihut was recalled 4by the counsel
for the Panama creditors and stated again
that M. Blondin had obtained a commis
mission on the transactions between him
Transmitting Sound to the Ear by the Use
of a Simple Device.
There is little doubt but what the treat
ment of deafness has been revolutionizd
by the inventiou of the Sound Discs. The
development and growth of the use of this
device is phenomenal, and is well worthy
the attention it has received in medical
circles, where it has been widely discussed
.ind the most heartily approved. A prom
inent physician has gone so far as to esti
mate that fully three-quarters of ail the
deafness which has been relieved in tha
United States durinc the past two years
has been by the aid of this instrument;
and he considers it an easy triumph over
tlm most distressing affliction.
"While the idt-a of such an instrument is
not strictly new, yet the restoration of
such a large number of desperate and
abandoned cases by its ,usa has proven it
to be of vastly more importance tnan was
at first supposed. A recent interview with
thb inventor of the instrument, Mr. H. S.
Wales, who lives in Bridgeport, Conn.,
discloses how the idea of such an ingen
ious instrument first occurred to him. It
was learned that it was Sr-t suggested
from the fact that most people who suffer
from defective hearing, hear better iu a
noise, or on a moving train, which is
caused by the increased vibration to the
ear. From this Mr. Wales said he was
confident that he could inveut a device
which could be worn with comfort by the
patient, aud which would focus tha
smaller waves of sound ou the drum-head,
thus increasing its vibration, and euable
imr the patient to hear ordiuary conversa
tion and public speaking. After many
experiments the final outcome of this
happy thought has beeu the present de
vice, which must be an ideal one, as it is
woru iu the ear out of sigh: for mouths at
A CHICAGO ROMANCE.
Chicago, March y. Konrad St. Jeru
feldt, a son of Karl XV of Sweden, was
married in a little church on Maplewood
and Dauia ayenues last night to Miss
Kathinka Pauiovna Peterson of 77S Dania
avenue. Romance, determination and
originality surround the young man. He
graduated from the University of Stock
holm with high honors, and, having a
penchant for music was about to start ou
a career as an opera singer. One night ha
heard tha appealing strains of sacred
music issuing from a quaint church iu
Stockholm. He entered, and when he de-
Stirted he left behiud him a famous career.
e had made up his mind to enter actively
into Christian work. A brief time since
he lauded in this country, aud held revival
meetings among the people of his
own nationality iu u.istern cities.
A year since he came to Chi
Chicago, and finally was sent to preach at
the Xorwegiau church ou Maplewood ave
nue. Miss Peterson was a member of his
congregation. ' Friendship ripened into
love, and yesterday love was consummated
A WHEAT CORNER.
CHICAGO, March 9. Jim Keeue, accord
ing to the Journal today, stands to win or
lose 510,000,000 on the Chicago board ot
trade. Operating through Sigismund Gru
ner, a stock, cottou aud sugar broker of
Xew York, Keene has obtained control of
20.OUO.000 bushels of the best wheat iu the
western storehouses, and has accumulat
ed a prodigous line of futures. The cash
end of tho deal is in chargo of Sandy
Eirirleston, and the speculative end of the
deal is in charge ot John Cudahy, both
masters iu their specialties. Xearly all
of the "contract" wheat in Chicago,
amountinc to about 10,000,000 bushels is
lodged with Eggleston.and nearly as much
moie high grade property in St. Louis,
Minneapolis, Duluth aud other western
centers is controlled by the same individ
ual. Besides his immense cash holdings
in this city, Exxleston has cornered about
all the elevator space in Chicago that
there can be by any possibility made avail
able for the storage for new receipts bo
tween now and tho end of May.
Berlin, March 9. The committee of the
reichstag appointed to consider the gov
ernment scheme for enlargement of tho
German navy, by the addition of a number
of first-class vessels, the building of which
would be distributed through a series of
j'ears. and by the building of new docks
and other improvements, bas made a ie
portadvisiug the striking out of the votes
for six new ships of waraud for the more
modern arming of vessels already
built, and for the proposed two
dry docks at Kiel. Admiral Holsmaun
supported in the strongest manner the
original estimates for tne new vessels,
which he declared were wanted to replace
other vessels that would soon be unfit for
service. He asserted in emphatic language
that the refusal of money would be a
death blow to the Gorman navy.
Chancellor Caprivi also earnestly sup
ported the scheme, and declared that the
existence of the empire would be endan
gered unless it were enabled to keep its
coasts free from blockades.
The Edison Electric company held its
annual meeting for tho election of trustees
yesterday. The capital stock will be in
An association for the protection of
stage children was incorporated at Albauy,
(X. Y.) jesterday. Among the directors
are Joseph Jefferson. A. M. Palmer and
The directors of the Chicago, Milwaukee
aud St. Paul Railway coinpauy yesterday
declrred a semi-annual dividend of SX per I
cent on the preferred and 3 per cent on the
common stock, payable April 19.
At Milwaukee yesterday morning about
a dozen persons were m.re or less seriously
injured in a fire iu Ramadka Bros.' trunk
factory. The money loss w.is small.
The steamer Xaronic of i he White Star
line has now been out lwenty-f.ix days,
and no vessels arriving at Xew York have
The Wabash depot at Cnrrollton, Jla,
containing a large amount of freight, was
lestroyed by fire last uiht.
The trustee of the McKi
have agreed to receive voluntary contri
butions for the rcllel of the en'ate, and a
committee has been appointed for that
Secretary of State Gre3ham received
about one hundred members of the diplo
matic corps yesterday.
After taking 101 ballots the "Washington
legislature adjourned without electing a
United States senator. It is thought that
the governor will appoint Senator Allen
to succeed himself.
The evicted tenants' ccmmtision ia
iti report to the Uriit&h parliament pro
poses a special commission to settle all
Iwo hundred platerers working for
contractors on the wond'a fair buildings
struck for an advance in ajes.
A MAD COW.
Kaksas Crnr, March P. A wbhl cow
w- tbe cause of much excitement on Mfn
street today. Its owner had brought it to
the citv to be treated for fever and had
. . . . .. .... i
" li nxn aney wnne ne wennove&-
erinary surgeon's omce. 'iSe anlmsl be-
f rac ,, UIU'. . m u m
vJl f- l .. .i.v .j.i,
fr.rmr,, f.an,., fm-r n: mnnth in,itrfn- I
"' c ' - I
timi. m i dinvtmn-i ni mp.nnt' irric
consternation. Brfore the policemen were
note u ia iimbu jujuren osma j
p-rople. three or four hore- and OTer:t a
tialf dozm woiroDi Several women faint-
1 from fright, while others mdc break
j for conreoieat stores and doorways.
hen the excitement was over it was
found that three of tbe hore Mttacknl
had beeu injared so badly that they would
bnve to be shot. It h, sot thought '.bnt
any of the people were bitten by the ani
mal or sustained sersoas iwjarirs.
TRE5TOX, X. J., Marsh & Attorney
General Stockton has officially pronounced
tbe parc-chlal school blU nueonsUictional,
oa tbr ground that it provides iar its p
propriatioi c ulic money to prJr.te er
por.iticm. 4pu- -trjij probably
kill tha bill
WHAT SCIENCE HAS DONE
New York, Msrch 9. The archbishops
of the country may, it is affirmed, hold a
special meeting at the earliest favorable
moment to consider a protest against the
recent instructions of the propaganda to
Bishop O'Farrell with regard to a married
Greek priest living iu his diocese. The
quetiuu threateus to assume an acute
phase in the opiniou of the people. While
Oriental Catholics in certain districts are
accustomed to seeing a married uud celi
bate clergy living In some sort of harmony,
the west has a decided repugnance to
it. Ever since the first married priest
uud his family appeared iu America the
bishops, it is said, have urged the propa
ganda to bestow some attention to the
possible complications of the future. They
have not succeeded in exciting the interest
of the officials who nave charge of Ameri
can affairs on the subject. It is probable
the archbishops will take the matter be
fore Mgr. SatoIIi and induce him to Mis
tain the former decrees, even to the point
of dismissing the married priests,
A CRINOLINE CRANK.
Jefferson Citt, Mo., March 9. Mr.
Bols&eau introduced into the house this
morning a resolution of the most startling'
nature. It created quite a sensation, and
its passage would gave been without pre
cedent. The resolution provided that the
crinoline should be kept out of the state,
and for the infliction of puuishmrntupon
the person wearing it. Mr. Abell of St.
Louis was ou his feet iu an instant, and
offered an amendment, to the effect that
should the crinoline be worn within the
state, Mr. Boisseau be compelled to wear
it. The amendment had the desired effect,
and, amidst roars of laughter, Mr. Bois
seau withdrew the resolution.
TO OUST M'LEOD.
New York, March 9. Reliable informa
tion has beeu received that an effort Is to
be made to have A. A. McLeod removed as
one of the receivers ot the Philadelphia
and Reading railway. One of the charges
against him is that iustead of buying con
trol of the Boston and Maine, aud tho
Xew York and Xew England railways for
the personal account of himself jor his
associates the stock acquired h paid for
out of the fuuds of the Reading company.
Xew Orleans, March 9. "Winners:
San Jacinto, Colonel Dick, Jim Dougher
ty. Champagne. Ansel Jr.
XEW York, Murch 9. Guttenburg win
ners: Irregular, Sir Richard, Kirkover,
CHETENNE, "Wy., March 9. A. C. Beck
witb, who was appointed senator from
Wyoming two weeks ago by Governor Os
borne, was today reappointed. The first
appointment was made before a vacancy
existed, and it was feared that it would
not be considered as legal.
ROBINSON TO RESIGN.
TOPEKA, Kan., March 9. It is rumored
in railroad circles that A. A. Robinson,
general manager of the Santa Fe, will re
sign in a fmv dayj. There is some dissen
sion between Mr. Robinson and the new
Santa Fc officers though its nature is not
known. The same rumor has it tiiat Mr
Robinson Will become president of tho
XEW York, March 9 A special to the
Mail and Express says that Long Island
City was shaken by an earthquake hock
this morning, which did considerable
damage to buildings.
A Very Profitable Dt part inn at of Southern
Most people havo heard something- of
ostrich farming' in South Africa, but
few, comparativelj', know that .within
tho last ten years ostriches havo been
imported into southern California, and
thrive well in that beautiful climate.
"I was lately staying," writes a corre
spondent from California, "on nn os
trich farm, owned by an Englishman,
at Xorwallc, Los Angele3 county, CaL,
and took some instantaneous photo
graphs of these interesting big birds,
with their 'attitudes queer and quaint,'
as well as some aketches. I
sight well worth seeing in tho morn
ings when some fifty birds were let out
of the paddock, where they had passed
the night, into the pasture or Hold.
The whole troop with wins outspread,
tneir long wnue p.uinca waving, rusi- j Uon ftnd who piuy tot Uyfc of Us
ling, and almost whistling through thlnfr Jn adaiUon to ordinary du'v.
the breeze they made, would race in a . rho band raaAterhahUpayastvarrent
body several times round the field at a J omoGr of fivo hiUlng day. with cv
pace that would leave a good race horso j enty po,,, ycar fc, the bami
nowhere at tho finish. This would in- fmid;if an(1 hirt Uaro of what the lmnd
variably bo followed by bomo of tho earnH by private engagements wlUclv
finest kicking I have ever sen and by varlcj. aeconiin;? the Kutla and tho
somo very entertaining waltzing. Somo , reBllt..tioll Gf tho baud. Tho bund mt-
well-aimed kicks would resound hero
and there; but their powers of taking
are quite equal to their powers of giv
ing, and I never saw one kicked into
nn invalid. When going amongst the
birds, it is sometimes necessary to
carry a long forked stick, and if they
should show fight, they are literally
choked off by the application of the ; mucK M pays the wkaviteT pal
stick to their neck, Their diet var- BTytimd iialAO proven tho bnnm
ieu uy jjiviug uinu i-iiuyjtu'up nuui
beets, maize and alfalfa hay cut up and
well moistoned, and thus even a small
farm of twenty acres.highly cultivated,
can well support oae hundred ostriches.
The eggs aro hatched in incubators, for
though the birds will 'net nfW laying
fifteen eggs, double that number is ob
tained by their removal to an Incuba
tor. The first plucking from chickssix
months' old averages four dollars per
bird at wholesale pnccs,after which the
birds are plucked every seven months,
the second plucking averaging twelve
dollars and fifty cents the third and
after twenty dollars, until the birds
are full grown, when the annual pro
ceeds from the feathers of an ottrich
are over thirty-five dollars. Owing to
some eggs being unfertile, it is difficult
to estimate tho increase, but .this might
fairly be placed at eight chicks a year
from a pair. The unfertile eggs are
blown and have a ready sale at fifteen
dollars and upwards a dozen. The ad
mission fees of visitors to the ostrich
farms are another source of profit. One
man can do all the work oncfiacb a
twenty-acre farm, but at plucking time
iTfm rtitn 4e iflvtir-Wi A lLv fit
twentr-fivc per cent, levied on raw
feathers imported into the UniUd
W... ...u . w -... ... .. J -- .
States gives the ostrich termer the j
an additional advantage- Harpers
A RACCOON'S VENGEANCE.
KBrifd nu Crndc, ri
H Got a
. chan u KtaJUi;.
..y talk shout animals being re
jTrBgefal and mnrdron.- aldan Ohio
oan recenilv. "I know of a ca. that
tt-s. mv rnmd at rest on tnat rxnat.
Now, I was a few months a?o th '
Wpr paswawor of two raecooons.
"-, , , . . . t
kept tnern chained np :a ay bac ya
kent them chained np ixt ay back yard
although they were fairly Uua& o j
one was allowed U feed them bat my- i
solf as f took this method of obtaining j
their good wilL j
"Well, I watched tho two aahnals
iar about thirty-fire days. Then came j
the climax. Whn I first bought them I
they w-rt: good frteads. I noticed tfeat i
they often laid lde by ide in etfiiag
perfect friendship- Thea a coaiaetft
fcurzng ap between them, and thr
avoided each other oon4antrr to JJ I
ends of their enaiav it was all bawawwi
! often threw meat to them and tHe
and nimbler cjpoa of the two
got the largest share. Tho ofcer could
not reach the first as the chain' laBjfth
would not permit.
'Well, tilings went on for about a
month, the little one always securing
the larger portion. One day, just after
I had thrown them a few chunks of
meat, I stood watching them eat. Tho
little coon, as usual, had secured tho
larger portion! They had finished eat
ing and were moving about near me,
expecting more, when all at once the
smaller was seized in the clutches of.
the first and a deadly struggle oegan-
"The little one was seized by tha
throat, while being held firmly in tho
paws of the larger, and chewed so vici
ously that I was compelled out of sym
pathy to shoot it. It was only by using
a elub that I succeeded in driving ihe
larger ono off. Shortly afterward I sold
the remaining one, and that will "bo my
last experience with animal pots of any
"Xo one can tll me but that miser
able big coon simply brooded over his
troubles until he became resolved to
kill the little oae. But, at any rate, I
don't care anything about raccoons
hereafter; they are too revengef nL"
St Louis Globe-Democrat
Koait Goose, Xew ZagUad Stylo.
After the goose has been prepared for
cooking, make a dressing of boiled po
tatoes and stale breach season with pre
pared turkey seasoning; add one onion
chopped fine, as the onloa will take out
all the strong taste to the goose. Stuff,
well with dressing; also the neck where
the crop was taken out Sew up with
coarse cotton. Xow season well with,
pepper and salt tho outside of tha
goose; put in a pan and sprinkle with
flour. Pour iu the pan one pint of cold
water, Havo a good fire so tha goose
will cook moderately; baste goose every
five minutes itfid sprinkle with flour oc
casionally. Cook from two and one
half to three hours. Keen addincr a
little water so as to baste welk When
the goose Ls done tako it out on tho
platter, so yfa can make the gravy as
follows: One tablespoonful of flour,
malte thin with water, add to tho water
in tho pan and stir all together. St
A Man of Xcrve. "I would like to
have Jobson's magnificent courage."
"Why, what has he been doing to dis
tinguish himself?" "He told his cook
the other night that she shouldn't havo
but four nights in tho week out"
nusband After to-day I'm going to
try a new plan with you. Pvcry tlma
you get a new drcsa it mnst be under
btood that I can invite my friends hero
to a little poker party and a merry
Wife (sweetly) You can have them,
every night, dear, if you want to.
Littlo Johnny Lgot cvcit witb tho,
Littlo Dick now?
Littlo Johnny It wa my-tuns taj
6peak a piece, an' so I got up an' upokcl
"Don't kill th birds, th pretty birds,'j
an' I protended to cry an' made it rcaf
affectiu an there sho bat withronottzy
her hat. Good News.
ENGLISH MILITARY BANDS.
Thry Ar Too Small for JIOcttT Owhfi
tratloo. Tho official cstabllalimcntof a band
for a battalion ot infantry contdsU of n
band master, a sergeant, a corporal or
lanco sergeant, twenty privates and
eight boys thirty-one in alL The cav-
i airy bands, according to All the Yeatf
j Koun(ji aro Bmaller still, twentythrec
Iln all, and thaa numbers aro ccrtnlnly
too bmall for effective orcbctratIoiu
But in practice tho baud U relnforo.'d
l by extra bandsmen whohatre joined tho
f ranks in cxrx'CLa.tJon of snrethcr nronvi-
t geant and corporal generally receive in
J addition to their military pay a monti.
ly allowance from the bnd fund, ami
the bandsrien aomcthing in addition to
i the soldier's daily r.hllllng, while all
1 share in the private earning of the band
according to their dvgrcc. Tlu gor-
eminent contribrrV-i to the baud fund
i strumenta. Tiw other expenses or tho
band fall upon the oaiccrs, and still
form a (substantial deduction fro:s their
A Urp ,Rprof.
Once, when convafleicg riampsbire.
Lord Palmcratou hold & mcting at a
hotel which was but dimly lighted at
each end by two tajall window. Dur
Ing tbe noble lord'u pch, h ws
frequently intcrnpted by cries of Xo'
no!" proceeding from a little fat mac
in one of tho window. Then were
loud calls to bring him forvrarsL t-ut
Lord Palmerston promptly taldi "Pray,
I don't Intcrforo with the gcntlesan.
Let him remain the window. Prv.
donco has nti him any Intellectual
light; it would be hard, indeed, to do
priva him of the light of heaven!"
Trwclt f Ctlr.
A remarkable ctmority, Rlxrwing th
durability of "Washington cedar, l
owned, it is claim's!, by a man on thn
Austin ranch, on Laka Wlxntcom. 1. t
a cellar log two fet in diameter, orrr
which, it Is Mid, a sprue trr focr fert
In diamet.T has grown. Over the main
t ot tin za
directly over tha Vsr .s
tren ihr-n f c-et kv diam-
The Irws, indsding th log, are
alt said to b oorfcctrr vmkxL
man ta h
carwt for- A ts
VuA Dt J"krsVs
xmu UtM up cxi
syitns fcfid rrc"3
Iat su pr-
K tan ix
tfiax. It a tf
jirsng Ujffrt td
a qclrtlis, ttrm&iimtitz wTe. it rr
rscU sad care a Jr kiai ?
nv-E sad eia's pv"&r n u ex.
tfc yrr rTtacrtj.-lf Ix. srrtJ
tft giv tsifaCsrtJ- If lixnt ro Wji,
tv'4jt !id& 2 &AteLu2KitF?
U, or te musajr is rrf srded.
. a rtsry w7 ta eli fclm ix hat ywr
TS gana&etaagr tzJ- nfl t rik ry JJ
: ttxm tfti. irUlt It' e ituesli to ysvt
ixUttyma: Usr tydUr l eZstapL to t&
tslem etSwr votteLtts ier tio, Ut rc-3-tawafiog
yhn. to b " jstss . oCf
uai sm mar aezs a server r&cs.
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