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WICHITA, KANSAS. THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY El894.
WHOLE NO- 25S.
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TWO DAYS ONLY
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
We have Displayed in Our East window, a hand
some Line ot' Xeckwear; consisting of Teclrs and
Four-in-!lauds, worth 75c and $1.00,
FRIDAY" AND SATURDAY ONXYr
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TO-NIGHT the Old Guard
Veteran Battalion will hold its
annual reception in the Madi
son Square Garden, New York
Maj. Thomas E. Sloan will
command the festivities, which
will eclipse all previous social
gatherings of Gotham's veteran
soldiery. Memories of 1 86 1-5
are thus kept green in the minds
of surviving participants who
with the flight of time are one
by one passing over to the
A large majority of buyers are
snapping, up the elegant suits
that we are making to order at
low prices. "We make nothing
but first class work, style'and fit
guaranteed the best, and keep all
garments' made byr us in repair
for one year'free of charge.
jtli UilU 1U UIUJIUJ
145 North Main St.
Per -- Pair.
Six hundred pairs Ladies Fine
French Ivid, hand turned, plain
toe, opera and common sense
Shoes: o, C and ST Shoe3 to be
closed out at 33.50 per pair.
Also five or six hundred pairs
Mens French Calf Congress and
Button Shoes: 5, 6 and $7 Shoe
at the same price, S3. 50 per pair.
These are great bargains.
Sweeping reductions on all
goods. Great Slaughter Sale.
Cut prices on all goods. No
goods kept in reserve.
120 East Douglas.
Did :.(niul. IS'o misroprofconlatiou: no
shod iv goods.
Mail orders promptly atteude d
Ask to see our line
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BRADFORD'S, 144 North Main.
Oirontr i c il Dfvat. ami Diseases or tiu; U.a, stomach 1 iver and Kidneys. Is alo introducing h
ewiirigiii.ii iteauuent. 1
KLEC1 Tv LCAL 31ED1CO-TITAL1ZEBS
llMiii.fit wiihu.it luciMcliie, c-au-.Cork.pife. jou v ml curat by a lu m!e- bom- itentmrnt
Th'- ! jpjin.hu MliwltlilUir-etJ for by if nmt. kh w out .kve co-t o hundreds U0k drift"
THE MAin EL OF ELE( T1IO-TUEEAPIE.
iticiiuit jsthu ti-tnnd oiuj truo lullrlaloule !othv.3;luj;.VJtelIU
CIIKO.UC bl Xl'AL Dlst ASh -ca!e.J book free.
JJOYD'S EIJEGTBICAL MEDICO-A'ITALIZEJR CO,
liOX 527. WICHITA, lv.S. iVE.VIERX OFFICE.)
Or CALL OX Dll. 1J. Y. BOYD, 135 ORTII MALN ST.
AN UNFOUNDED REPORT.
El Reno, O. T., Jan. 17. Special. The
sensational reports of yesterday regaiding
the arrest of a large number of prominent
men from here are wholly unfounded. The
Wichita mountains are not in . the Pan's
(Tex.) district, and if the arests hud bean
made the defendants would have been
brought here. The parties can only be ar
iestd as intruder, and if such action
should be taken they would simply be
taken to the line of the reservation for the
first offense. The report probably origin
ated from telegrams between the United
States marshals regarding other arrests in
The Chicago Republicans have deter
mined to contest the election of John P.
Hopkins, the uew Democratic mayor.
HOW BABIES SUFFER
When their tender skiug arc literally on fire.
v mi i icuing, nurniug. ocalv, and
,,-JVA blotchy skin awl scalp iHeeaspa,
.k With ln4M nf linir nnnu lit.. mnt,.-
-2f -al realise. OlTTiriTrt Rrarnii'i f
jqI ford immediate relief, permit rest
i and eleoD. and noint tci a nnpcHnrl
economical cure when the best phyfliciang and all
ether remedies fail. Sold everywhere.
A SACK OF FLOTJE
Given away with every $2.50 Hat
204 DOUGLAS AVE.
Eat a Piano.
It won't keep you warm, and
you can't live in it, so it is in
some sense, a luxury.
But if everybody lived merely
to eat and sleep, what would life
Imagine all the music in the
world silenced forever! Would
life be worth living.
Dc your part to perpetuate
music. Have a piano in the
house. Have a Rogers.
10.00 a month will do it.
PIANOS & ORGANS,
407 Ji DOUGLAS.
I allow no one toundersell me.
If you want tailor made clothes
come and see what I will do for
SWAB, THE TA110K,
138 K Main.
Opera Houc ISlocfc, Kinsman, Knnst'.
The only first-class hotel in the city
with all modern improvements. Cussin.
unsurpassed. Free hack from all traiue
Free sample rooms. Rates.: $2 per day.
J. J. JiLACKAVELL, Prop ,
CX- . sjilaa
See this hand turned
Patent Tip, Dongola
Shoe at $3.50, former
price $4.50. These are
new goods: we have
them in C. D. E and F.
of School Shoes.
Send t jr luutcuurv to
mm BIDS INYITED.
HFTY MILLIONS IN PIVE PEE CENTS
OFFERED TO 'THE PUBLIC.
The Securities to "be Allotted -to-Pnr-chasei's
at a Price Which W ill
3IaUe Them Equivalent to
Three Per Cenls The Ser
ies Redeemable iu Tea
Years From Date of
Idsue Form oi"
WAsniXGTOX. Jhd. 17. Secretary Car
lisle, late this afternoou, issued the follow
lowing circular, 'inviting proposals for 3
per cent bonds:
E SECI5ETAP.Y, V
OX, Jan. 17, 1894 )
"UFKICE Or TFIE
"By virtue of the authority continued iu
an act entitled 'An act to provide for the
resumption of specie payments,' approved
Jan. 14, 1875, the secretary of the treasury
hereby offers for oiihlic subscription an
issue of bonds if th United States to the
amount of jCO,01)0,000, in either registered
or coupon form, iu denominations of 30
and upwards, redeemable in coin at the
pleasure of the government after ten years
from the date of their issue, and bearing
iutereM, payable quarterly in coin, at the
rate of 5 per cent; per annum.
"Proposals for the whole or any part of
these bonds w ill be received at the treas
ury department oflice of the secretary m
til 12 o clock uoou on the fir-t tiny of Feb
ruary, 1804. I'topo&ali t-hall state the
amount ot bonds desired, whether regis
tered or coupon, and the premium which
the bubscriber proposes to pay, the place
w here it is desired the bonds shall be de
livered, and the office, whether that of
treasurer of the Unitt-d States or an assist
ant treasurer of the United States, where
it will be most convenient for the sub
scriber to depo-.it the amount of his sub
scription. Failure to specify the above
pai ticuldi's may cause the proposal to be
"As soon as practicable after the first
day of February allotments of bonds will
be made to the highest bidders; but no
propos.il will be charged at a lower price
thttu 117.223, which is equivalent to a 3 per
cent boud at par, and the right to reject
any audall ptopoaiils is hereby expressly
reserved.. Iu case thebids fail to exceed
the allotment of bouds to be issued, they
will be issued pro rata. Xotice of the date
of delivery of bonds will be ,. sent to sub
scribers to whom allotments are made as
soon as practicable, and within ten days
from the datef.such notice subscriptions
must be paid'iu.Uiiited'Sates gold coin to
the treasurer or sueli assistant treasurer
of the United States as the subscriber has
designated, and if not so piiid the ptoposal
may be rejected. The bonds will.be dated'
Feb. 1, lSSJl, and heu pavmeut is made
therefor, as above, accrued interest on
both principal and premium from Feb. 1.
1894, to date of payment, at the rate of in
terest realized to the subscriber on bis in
vestment, will be added. All proposals
should be addressed to t lie secretary of the
treasury, Washington, D..C, and be. dis
tinctly marked,- 'Pj-oposils for subscrip
tion to five per'ceut bonds.'
Washington, Jan. 17. The ways aud
means committee suffered its first defeat
today, when, by a vote of 1 12 to 102, the
committee of the whole rejected Mr.
Wilson's amendmeut fixing the date on
which the free wool tciiedule should go
into effect on AugN 1, ltslk, autl adopted the
substitute of Mr., Johnson, the Ohio free
trader aud piugle-taxer, making it go into
effect immediately on the passage of the
bill. Many Republicans voted with the
radical Democrais for the substitute. It
was Mr. Wilson's intention had his amend
ment prevailed, to have offered an amend
ment making the woolen schedule go into
effect Dec. 1, ISsOt, but. when the committee
overruled him, he decided to let the latter
schedule stand aud go into effect with the
rest of the bill on June 1, lb'.)4 Just be
fore tio vote was taken, Mr. Wilsou stated
thut jobbers were how hesitating whether
to place their orders for fall goous here or
abroad, and that if tue committee's
amendment carried tho home manufac
turers would make next fall's goods.
Ouly one other amendment was acted
on today, to allow the tree entry in bond
of machinery as well as materials used iu
the construction of ships built for foieign
account. The rest of the day was spent in
discussing an amendment offeted by Mr.
Burrows, to substitute the present wool
schedule for that propostd by the Wilson
At 3:30 o'clock p. m. the house took a re-ces-.
At the night sessiou Mr. Sperry of Con
necticut made a vigorous assault on the
Wilson bill, on the ground that in the
face of a certain'delicit. m the trea-uiy aud
iu the face of the appeal of the secietary
of the treasury for a bond issue, the Dem
ocratic ways aud means committee had
brought in a bill, ostensibly to raise rev
enue, which, if passed, would mcrease the
present estimated deficit to 143,0JO,O0O. It,
was a free trade bill, aud if the issue be
tween free trade-and protection wete ever
presented to the people of the country, the
verdict would be overwhelmingly in fayor
Messrs. Bower, Hunter, Hulick and
Post also spoke.
WASHINGTON, Jau. 17. The. civil ser
vice law aud the way it is administered
were discussed in the senate today. Mr.
Berry took exception to the policy of al
lowing fourth-class postmasters to remain
in office iu order to carry out the spirit of
the law. Mr. Gallinger of .New Hamp
shire criticised the law and said that it
ought to be repealed. Mr. Hoar of 31 issh
chusetts defended the law, and Air. Cock
rell of Missouri said that it was a good
law if carried out accordiug to its iuteut
The federal elections bill consumed a
couple of hours. Mr. Chandler of Xew
Hampshire tried to secure na amendment
lecogniztug the right of feJeral supervis
ion oyer elections so far a to permit
every caudidate for congress the privilege
oi appointing a watcher in each precinct
to guard his interests and the registration,
but a vote was not reached. Air. Gray of
Delaware tried to get the Republicans to
name a day when linal nctiou could be had
on the bill, but the request ws evaded.
Mr. Frye sud that he wanted to hear the
other side discussed.
At 3:13 o'clock p. in. the senate ad
journed. THE HAWAIIAN INQUIRY.
Washington, Jan 17 Lieutenant Com
mander Sivmeburae o( ihi Boston was be
fore the senate suo-coninuttee investigat
ing the Hawaiian question today. Com
rn.iudir Swiuebnrae had the active com
mand of the American troops on shore in
Honolulu at the time of the revolu'ion.
He was questioatd coucerning the location
of the troops m Anon hall, which loca
tion, according to Mr. Blount and the
friends of the quera, was best calculated
to serve the purpose of the provisional
government. It is under-tood that Com
inauder Swiaeburne admitted thit.i more
unforfhuate selection could not havi bra
madr, aud that he had. previous to land
lug, advL-ed that some other place b
chosen. In the mmu however, bts tcstt
money corroborated the statements of
Miuister Stevens. He contended that
there had not been a conspiracy involving
THE BARLEY DUTY.
Washington, Jan. 17. The Democratic
members of tae ways und means commit
tee have decided upon an important
amendment to the pending tariff bill. It
covers the item of barley, but its effect
extends to the manufacture of beer aud
various other products. The rate fixed iu
the WiUoa bill is 20 per cent ad valorem.
Air. Whiting proposed that this scale be
advanced to 30 per cent, and, after macli
disenssiou, the amendment was agreed to.
Tho change is said to be of special interest
to the beer industry of the west, which
usei American barley, aud against the
eastern beer industry, which draws its
supply of barley from Canada.
THE COLUK1BJAN COMMISSION.
Washington, Jari. 17. The annual re
port of the worlds fair Columbian com
mission, submittd by President Palmer
today, asks for $43,000 to complete the
work of the comtnission, not including
thtt of the committee on awards, and
a-ks congress to transfer the amount from
the funds of the commiitte on awards and
board of lady managers. The commission
has a balance of Sll.tWO; the committee on
aw.uds, $90,271; the board of lady man
agers, 31,196, audi the committee on
awards of the ladynianagers, 40,539.
OPPqSH&Td'A BOND ISSUE.
WASlUNGratJan. 17. Representati (re
Dp ArtmiuiSpr Missouri, who today was
designated Sy Speaker Crisp to take the
place of J. K. Fellors ou the judiciary
committee.was determined on before pro
posals for bonds were invited. Air. De
Armond shaies the views of Chairman
Culberson and o'therUemocratic members
cu the committee against the legality of
the use of the proceeds of a sale of bonds
except for the redemption of debts. This
makes the Democratic membeiship of the
judiciary committee almost or quite a
uuit against tho bond policy.
J. SCOTT HARRISON REJECTED.
Washington, Jan, 17. The seuate, in
executive session, today rejected the nom
ination of J. Scott Harrisou to be surveyor
of the port of Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Har
rison is a brother of ex President Harri
son's, and was appointed over the protest
of Senator Vest. The vote was uot taken
until after a statement had been made by
the Missouri senators.
Washington, Jan. 17. The president
today sent to the seuate the following
William I. Buchanan of Iowa, to be en
voy extraordinary and minister plenipo
tentiary of the United Statns to the Ar
Allen Thomas' df'Louisiana, to be consul
of the'Uuited States at Liguayra, Ven
Edward S. Tin'gle of Montana, to be
consuPl the UuiteU States at Brunswick,
Germ liny. ''
;Aj REPUBLICAN CAUCUS.
WAslyNGTON, J.iu. 17. The Republican
seuator-K will' hold a caucus tomorrow
ruorning-o consider the plan of procedure
ou matter before congress.
A.BATTLE WITH ROBBERS.
Danvjll'E; Pa., Jan. 17. Five masked
men made a. raid on the postoffice at an
early hour this morning. A policeman,
learning what was going on, gave the
alarm, aud returned with two men just as
the tobbera .were leaving the postoffice.
Shots were exchangedwhen ihe robbers
were reinforced by three more men. Every
one was well armed and a continuous
round of firing commenced. The bandits
formed a square and hugged the stone
sieps leading to the building, where they
were able to escape the policemen's bul
lets. Numerous citizens soon appeared,
when the firing became so warm that the
robbers mailo a dash for the river. Thu
ptople gave chae aud a running fire was
kept up. Air. Van Gilder, who led the
pursuers, suddeuly dropped dead and soou
afterwards two of the robbers fell. Grab
bing them their comrades rushed off to the
Su-quehanna river. After niacins
their wounded comrades iu a boat the out
laws pulled for the other shore. By this
time the citizens in puisuit numbered 100,
aud shot after shot was sent after the
fiesing bandits. The latter, however,
resched the opposite bank without being
hit, and escaped to tha mountains. The
sheriff and a posse aia still in pursuit.
Tho sheriff declares that he will bring
the outlaws back dead or alive.
TorOLOIiAMTO, Jan. 17. The row among
the co-operative American colonists here
and iu this vicinity ou the west coast of
Mexico has at last reached its climax iu an
oneu itipture. Twenty ot the dissatisfied
Americans have pulled up and left, and at
least fifty more are making ready to leave
as soon as they cau move. The fight
atiainst the management of the colony is
led by several tamiiies, prominent among
which are the Hoffmaus, Harts, Streeters
and Weatherspooni, who have succeeded
in making merry war the order of things
of late in the colony where only peace and
the theories of Ed ward Bellamy are in
tended to rule, to the exclusion of the
grasping and strugiding world. The re
volting taction of the colony is making an
attempt to get a concession from the gov
ernment to colonize other land outside of
the Topolobampo concession. The original
colouists ate ligntiug them at every turu.
A party of colonists is now iu northern
Chihuahua enroute overland by watzous
from Denver to Topolobampo under the
leadership of Ira Jvueelaud. A pirty of
100 horteuien are organized to ride from
San Antouio, Tex., across Mexico to
Topolobampo iu March. They will be
guided by Johu Whitney, who went ou
horseback from the colony iu December
and who came out to the colony ou foot
three years before. Ech man will take
his blansets, clothing and a shotgun with
him and go at once to work ou the uew
railroad, utrnine iu his hor-e to the colony
company. There ts no route for wagons
directly'over the Sierra Aladre mountaius,
but goods can be taken by pack animals.
Thecolonists have great hopes for the
completion of the railroid from Topolo
bampo to Eagle Pa-J, TeX.
DEATH'S HARVEST DAY.
ST. IjOtns. Sau. 17. Ibis was a day of
casualties in St. Louis. Ai:ce Wal.h.
aged 20, died from a dose of creosote,giveu
by her in-itherjfor cough medicine.
Phillip EiCheldbucb. n iron-tvorker. fell
from tha roof of the new city hall, and
was instantly killed.
Daisy Moore, aged 10, was fatally in
jured by a Union Line street car.
Sophia Xsckamp, aged 43, died of burns
received in an effort to save her 7 year-rid
daughter from death, the result of n
overturned lamp. The girl also died.
A Cairo Short Line train struck and
killed an unknown woman' tramp near
East -St. Louis, The woman apparently
A TOPEKA TAX.
To?EKA, K.m., Jau. I, ltse city ha
called upon State Insurance Commis
sioner Snider to require fire insnranca
compicies of other states and countries do
ing business here to pay into the city
treasury a tax of 2 psreent, on their gro,s
premiums on risks in this city. Mr.
Snider has notified the fire insurance com
panies of New York to forward at oace a
statement of their Topeka basinets smc;
1S7J, siucs whicn lime the tax ha not
brea paid. The demand, it i expected,
will not be obeyed, and law suits will fol
low. The Kearney -county (Kansa) court
houcnrs destroyed by tire lai night.
All the records were coasumed. Origin of
the fire is unknown.
HUNTEfG FOE GOLD.
BATHER 0ENATS STORIES FROM
THE DfDIAN TERRITORY.
Reports of Discoveries of Co.il, Lead
and Gold Exciting the People
Anxious to Get Rich iu a
Hurry Ponca City Finally
Gets n Postoffice and
Proceeds to Hold a
Stillwater, O. T., Jan., 17. Special.
The periodic mineral excitemeut has
broken out in Stillwater. Coal, lead and
gold are the stimulating elements now
stirring the feverish pulse of the specula
tor. The news of the discovery of a three
foot vein in the Pawnee country north
east of here reached our city last night.
The messenger brought samples of a fine
grade of bituminous coal chipped from
the vein at the cropping. A party was
hastily organized, aud left for the coal
fields toda. F. M. Stallard, George W.
Gardenhire, Robert A. Lowry, Johu R.
Clark aud W. W. Abercrombie are inter
ested in the find.
Specimens of cube, steel and quartz
galena are being brought to the city uearly
every day from-the strip north aud the
Creek country east. Either there is a
general and abundant supply of lead
ore iu this immediate vicinity, or else
some one has shipped in a car load from
Joplin and is industiiously "salting" the
But, strangest of all, comes the story of
a find of the yellow metal within a day'a
drive of this city, and the story is tinged
with all the romantic accessories which
usually constitute the stage settings ot a
tale of the lost miues of Mexico. Far
down the Cimarron river, in that strange
aud almost uuknowu nook bounded by
the converging chanuels of the Cimarron
and Arkansaw, the favorite haunt for
years past of horse-thieves and other
criminals, a gruesome corner iu which
there seems to be jumbled
together au incongruous assortment
of all the worst and best samples of Okla
homa landscape, as if it had been made
the dumping grouud of the trimmiugs aud
waste from all the rest of the territory,
with a cood deal thrown in that the Al
mighty found two rough for use anywhere
else iu this nook of mountain and vclley,
rocks and canyons, rivers and saud dunes,
has for many years lived a Cherokee wo
man, the wite of a white mau. In her
possession she has 'a document as yellow
aud discolored a a mummy scroll. It is
written iu the Cherokee language, with
signs and symbols so strauge that the few
who have ever had an opportunity to look
at it have found it utterly incomprehen
sible. "Vague rumors that in times past
the yellow sands of the Cimarron hud
been cradled for the precious dust have
from time to time fouud lip, and more
than once the old lady has hinted that
some day gold wou.d be digged almost
within sight of her cabin. List week an
old resident of the Cherokee nation was in
the vicinity where the supposed mines are
located, and, heariug the rumor, wenLto
the old lady' cabin. A long talk of eld
limes mellowed her heart, and when tho
subject was carefully broached, the old
lady, after great hesitation, produced the
parchment, a portion of which she read
and translated. And here is the story that
is firing the imagination of the incipient
Many years before the white people's big
war, aud soon after the Cherokees had
been placed by the government ou their
present reservation, they learned from a
negro, who had been ciptured year be
fore by the savage tribes o-i the west of
them, aud had escaped into he Cherokees'
bauds, of the capture aud massacre of a
party of gold haulers whom the Iudiatu
had surprised while prospectiug in the
mountainous country to the south of the
Cimarron near the mouth on the Arkan
sas. The Cherokees, fresh from the closer
associations of civilization, knew.the value
of the yellow metal. A few of their bolder
spiiits of mixed blood formed a partyand,
taking the escaped negro with them, start
ed for the scene of the supposed miners.
After much wandering and a long search
the trail of the massacred white miners
was found, and, following their prospect
iug sigus, their permauent camp aud the
location of the metal iu paying quantities
was discovered. The Cherokees had pro
vided themselves with tools aud were soon
delving into the earth with all the fever
ish anxiety of the gold miner. Gold was
found, and, if the recoid of the chronicler
is to bj believed, iu fabulous quantities.
Then follows au account of a night attack
by Cheyennes, a hasty burial
of their tools in the Cimar
ron sand dunes, a ruuning fight on their
retreat, aud the loss of uearly tbeirentire
party. The location of the mines is given
with as much certainty as it would b pos
sible to locate anything in a country ai
wild, rugged and desolate as the region
named; but the old lady refused to give
any definite iuformatiou. To the persis
tent importunity of her visitor she ouly re
plied: "Some day, some day, I will look
myself. What 1 find I will let you know."
The tale of the parchment is authentic
beyond doubt, and, coupled with the
evasive, fugitive hints aud rumors of val
uable metal iu the vicinity which have
haunted the oldest and most levul-headed
resident for years, it is hard to believe that
the yellow old chronicle if translated
would not a tale unfold that would stare
the eager p.cK au3 shovel on many a hill
side. At present prospectors are content
ing themselves with chipping the rocks
aud washiug tho sand iu Die streams pur
ling out from the rocky gorges, in the
hope of striking a lead or aucbinK-py
dirt. A move is on foot which includes
the bringing of an old and influential
Cherokee chief to the gold field, in hopes
that he may obtain possession of the
parchment and be able to publish it.
PONCA CiTY CELEBRATES.
POM. A City, O. T., Jtn. 17 Ponca City
was celebrating last night in great style.
Bauds were playing, anvils were "sounding
aud a gensral jnbilee was on. The occa
sion of it all ivas the reception of a letter
from WashinatoD, announcing that a pot
otlice had been established at New Pones,
and that W. & Thomas had been appointed
postmaster. A little later a letter iinie
from the postmaster at Ponca Agency,
notifying Mr. Thomas that his commission
was there and ready to be delivered. He
went down and got it and today will for
ward hit bond to Washington. Fall sup
plies for the new office may be exptcted
within a week or tea d5"s, and then we
shall have wme advantages which bare
Aitutj,y.nu iu.ic- miwn uc.r. Jll iw I
a ..nw tf.r mllkjl rvalA'B &w l w 'I .-
J. obie, oar pOhtm.tstr pro tern, has 1 ,iC, Van Bit j l&i He retarded t
given us excellent service, and rn-opic here S Lawrence. , f Jor of lfc Joarn.i
gen-rally lavorcd hi- appointment a, per ' tfe-.-j. anulTf.1' "K be cause to Topek
mauent postmaster; but Mr. Thorn is to enr- a PiuHUsr, as oSce b iiird
quite iuttsfacry. He it a prominent $ lsn ?S?7 JBd ssrrvetf la lfs teisja
Jealer in furniture. His principal backer j turf. ,,uA a ri-Jaate to wmj R?iijg
was ex-Congres-smin Mansar of Mis-oart. sltvi at sr ! as fi:T0na! cotrrr3tfnt
from wboos tne letter mentioned was re- j Since reSitv rai o3; he bA Uem t
ceived. . . . t lively eosr' -d mitUt ant rru
The contract ha been let and
thrre-i.:ory, tea ib&uand-io!lr hotl will j
be under wav tomorrow. It trill tv the ,
larset and nnest hotel bnilamg in Okls
horo Tern tot y.
Our "cbooL are progressing finely, with
esv-rlX pupils in constant attendance.
Our city election a few dy since rs-1
sultd in the-elecuim of the citizens' ticket,
without opposition. It had b -en nomi
nated a week previous iu a mas conven
tion, which was pnrileipttid lit by over
three hundred voter-. Mayor B.S. Barnes
is president of the board of tru-tre-. P
I. Brown. F. P. Adam. V. Al. Randall,
A. C Foy and F. I McCarthy are the
trustees. Watson Nolan is marshal; W.
C. McGuire, clerk; G. H. Ogden. assessor,
and W. T.-Hadley, justice of the peace.
They are all good men, and mot of the
trustees are members of the provisional
Tue Bais U'Arc clab is a fine social or
ganization with about thirty members,
which is making it lively for those who
are interested iu duncmg nnd crd. A
dance is given by the club at Barllett's
hall every Friday evening, and a progres
sive card party every Tuesday eveuiusr. A
delightful party was held last evening.
WATDNGA, I. T., Jan. 17. Special.
Rev. Mr. Ingram of the Baptist church at
this place is now able, after a long siege of
sickness, to take active charge of bis work
Rv. Mr. Dorr and Rev. Mr. Nichols of
the United Brethren church announces a
protracted effort, to commence in a few
days in school district No. 4L
Daniel McKeover aud Mrs. Dean of
O'Keene were united in marriage by Pro
bate Judge Alartin ou the 13th lust.
L. C. Oliver of North Enid, formerly of
this place, is soon to engage in the lum
ber busiuess in our city. Thus oue by one
Our officers are educating the boys of
Centralis to have more respect for others
rights ami property. Uu the ivzh lust.
Judge Martin decided that Bill Kinna
man and Mrs. Florence Hardin should ap
pear b for our district judgo to answer to
a charge of securing property by intimida
tion. The woman gave bond. The sheriff
keeps au eye ou Kiunaman yet.
Many of our farmers last year hauled
their wheat to Kiugtlsher and Hennesey,
sold it at a sactilice, or exchanged for
flour, aud hauled the flour back. This
duble freightage is burdensome. This
year we have several thousand acres of as
fine wheat as can be found in any state or
territory iu the United States, and unless
some enterprising miller should improve
the opportunity that awaits him here our
farmers will still await their "turn"
thirty miles away from home. We can
support a first-class fiouriug mill, and let
us have one by some hook or crook.
THE CHEROKEE COUNCIL.
TAHLEQCAH, I. T., Jan. 17 Hon. Robert
F. Wyley, was today coufirmed by the
Cherokee council as special accounting
cent of the Cherokee at Washington.
This is one of the most important
oft! jimI appoiutmenta mado at. this
sessiou of the Cherokee legislature,
as the duties of ,'. this office will
embrace a complete going-over of all ac
couuts and treaties .between the United
States and the Cherokees in tho past ICO
After appointing a commission to treat
for statehood with the United States com
mission, now at Muskogee, the couucil
will adjourn siue dio tomorrow morning.
TO PAY FOR GRASS.
Arapahoe, O. T., Jan. 1". Special.
Thomas Shahau is a cattleman living
about eight miles southwest of this place.
Free range has been voted in that dis
trict, aud the cattlemen believed their
stock had a perfect right to graze upon
tha Tndian allotments; but their Chey
en TrCu do not: favor this free-griss
busbies?, ud they demanded pay of them
for the grass their cattle bad eaten
Sua! an made a big Winchester talk, which
oul aroused the war-like spirit of such
Iti'.ians as Whirlwind, Yellow Eyes, John
Antelope aud other Indians of lesser note,
who had camped ou the trail of such men
as Sheridan and Custsr. aud what prom
ised to be a massacre was only averted by
the council of soma cooler heads prevail
ing, whereby the ludians are to receive
pay for their pasture at a figure ho low
the white man would say he "got it for a
THE HAWAIIAN MUDDLE.
LondojT, Jan. 17. The Times, iu a lead
ing article, says: "It is prudeut to accept
all unofficial rumors from Hawaii with
reserve. It is possible that the report that
the ex-queen is iu danger of death is well
founded, aud it is easy to believe also that
ccnstituttonal weakness of heart must
have been severely aggravated by the in
tense aud prolonged anxiety of her present
position. On the other hand, it is con
ceivable that some persons concerned in
the intrigue of her dowufall must be in
terested iu spreading falsi) reports in re
gard to her health. It Is amusing mid in
structive to observe that, although the
whole conspiracy which Mr Thurston
f concocted and executed by the aid of the
American minister was simply a plot to
annex the islands to thu United States
against the will of the queen, he imitates
President Dole's example and awairgrrs
about the international rlghta of the inde
pendent republic of Hawaii."
The article proceed to praise Mr. Cleve
land for his firm attitude In the Hawaiian
matter, and continue::
"What the ultimate issue will be Is not
easy to say, but in tha face of Mr. WilhV
dispatches it is satisfactory to know that
there is a naval force handy sulficient to
protect the lives aud property of the
British inhabitants. It is urubable that
tho risk of a violent attempt on the life of
the ex qieen is not serious, but it is both
ludicrous aud slguificaut to find thut the
American minister relies ou the teiepbons
from the ex-queeu's house to bis ro-jm for
her protection Although L.Iuiuicalani Is
no doubt well aaviwd in asteuting to
Cleveland's terms, it cuu not be denied
that the objections she originally urged
sgalnst them have a deal of force. In the
dramatic conversation reported by Mr.
Willis she exhibited a cuteness ot under
standing, as well a queenly dignity of a
really striking kind "
SAX FitAfT5CO, Jan. 17 The annual
meeting ot the chamber of commerce was
held yeiterday afternoon. The Hawaiian
Question was fully dicuised and resoln
tions edoptd urging the aunexatiou of
the IslanuB. believing that the rolumc of
trade between Su Francisco and the
Hawaiian islands amount? to rnoie than
trade with China, and that with lac cloer
relations which would follow annexation
the trade would be Increased, to the great
benefit of the city.
DEATH Or T. D, THACHER.-
TorfcKA Kn Jaa. 17. T. T. Tn&cber
died at 1 o clok this mi teraoon The fan
-ral will Uske pl"c f lids city at Grace
Cathedral ju Satanlay nornlng at 1L3
o ciock a. in.
Hon. Tinotfiy Dsrtght Teacher was one
of the forcnost eitlxnss of FZ&nia. He
was a pion r, pramiurui a it. k'nW
birth, and ha trt acurtr'y ideatinVd
with every atage s herrowtu mc Rat:
s was ,au"a u ih t oion lie
. ! T A J1 . . j
C?ifi '., -.!,'
IVJtIMJ U! ' , w tit ' OOtJy'wiO-
tle.!er H vm m exscilsut health t u
ist SstunUr. when bs wa. stricken at
bt dk wish spoplxy.
It is officially aaouacxa tuat ilw IaHa
sortrnsue-fit Jors not jrrfje to jwjjw!
any Import duty on !h'er for the nursrtb
of njulstlns iu caxrescj psRcr.
BUEIED IN GJJAYBL
COLLAPSE OF A ROTTEN TRESTLE
ON AN EASTERN RAILWAY.
Part of a Construction Train Precip.
itated Thirty Feet Into a Creek.
A Gan.r of Italian Laborers.
l.uried Under Tons or
Gravel An American
Schooner Goes Dowu
in thu Atlantic
During a Storm.
New York, Jan. 17. Rotten timbers la
a poorly constructed trestle belonging to
the New York, Susquehanna aud Western
railroad were the cause of a frightful ac
cident today iu the Jersey meadows just
westof Fairview statlou. A construction
train, cousisting of a locomotive and six
teen dongola cars heavily loaded with
gravel, was bucking ont on the trestle to
a place where the contents were to ba
dumped, when the flimsy structure gave
way. The three rear enrs were precipi
tated about thirty feet, luto a imall creek,
dragging four other cars down with them.
The rorward cars aud the locomotive re
mained on the track.
There was a guug of about fifty Italian
laborers ou the tratu, and three-fourth ot
them went down with the wreck. Frank
Lapcalz was killed outright, while an
other man died while he wan being re
moved to the hospital. Twenty-two
others, all Italian were more or less seri
ously injured, aud it is thought that soma
of them may die. Within a .shore tiui-i
the wreck was cleared up, and two scorn
Italians were dragged from beneath the
gravel aud tnnlHirs and laid out ou tho
muddy banks of tho stream. These wro
all seriously Injured, broken arms and legs
being plentiful, while some were inter
nally injured. The uews of tho accident
spread quickly. A number of wagon
came over from Falrvisw, and the dead
were taken to the Hoboken morgue aud.
the wounded to a hospital.
LOST AT SEA.
New York, Jan. 17. The steamship
Amsterdam (Dutch), from Rotterdam,
Jau. 3, arrived this morning. She experi
enced heavy Kale., with tremendous hicli
seas, and a very low barometer. Ou
Saturday. Jau. 14. she sighted nu Ameri
can schooner in distress. Seven of the
Amsterdam's crew left for tho sinking
vessel iu a lifeboat. Just before tho
schooner was rcachud a sudden squall
capsized the lifeboat and all were drowuo.i.
with tho exception of oue sailor. The
Amsterdam's captain refused to allow an
other crew to attempt tho rcscua of this
crew of the American schooner, as the gain
steadily increased. The Amsterdam kept
in the vicinity of the wreck until she lost
sight ol tha schoouer lu a heavy suovv
squall, and, though a search was made,
she was uuable to fiud her. The Amert
cau schooner is believed to bi the flatting
schooner Mary E Wells. She carried a
crew of fourteen men.
The schooner Wells left Gloucester,
Mass., ou December 23, for the Grand
Hank-, and no news Iiim been received of
her siuce. The crew consisted of C'apUln
Davidson aud thirteen wen. -. ,
DERAILED THE SLEEPER.
Washington, Jan. 17. General Man
ager Dean of thu Richmond aud D.uirillu
railroad haa given out tho following offi
cial accouut of the accident that occurred
at Chester, S. C , this morning. Tho
Richmond and Danville fat mall train.
No. 35, was run into by a Georgia, Cun
lina and Northern freight train t a grad
crossing near I hester, S. C The Pulltuau
sleeper was turned on its side. The acci
dent occurred in a cut A forca was,at
once bent to the wreck to clear the truck..
There were ten passengers' in the sleeper,
but none were killed. Kivo were hurt, but
none seriously One lady fainted several
time". The following prople wero lujurn!:
Mrs. H. F. ir'peads, Pittsburg, hurt Iu
G I) McCtrty. Washington, bruised.
The Pullman conductor, head bruised
and ear cut,
J. T. Wilson, Pittsburg, back hurt.
Two others slightly hurt.
AN INF&RNAL MACHINE.
Bor.DKAUX, Jan. 17. As the teamr
Equator vta proceeding up the Glrouda
tfwl.iv- n tremendous eXtfiOIOU took nlnfi'i
in tha package room, wrecking a portion
of the drcks. killing two sailors, fatally
InuirliiL' two others, and wounding, mom
or less seriously, a uumier of passenger.
The explosion, it ts frarcd, was the reaillt
ot the setting off of an infernal machine
loaded with dynamite.
THE COUGHLIN TRIAL
CHIC.sGO.Jan. 17. Thoproecutlon In th
Coughlsu trial rested Its case todnr.
It took about lx weeks to bear the atate'4
evideucr. and it if fcitimat'-d that It wfft
take as much time to introduce the jJ
deuce for the defense. The defense, U l
said, will lutruuuce soraff sensational tstt
mony. It is rumored that I'aUo Cnptrftfi
hcheuttler will be charged with burning
up certain ppr to prevent their bin
used iu Cou,:hlln's defeo.
THE COLORAOO LEGISLATURE.
Desvew, Jan. 17. The lotie tody
adopted n resolution rciurstfug the
supreme conrt to decide whether tA
house could IcgUlste on aUhtnutr
otberlaws wttoout r?grd!ug tUn vsr
uor's recommtildjktions ou ttieirc ubjr.
The seriate aftr adopting a rosaSiitlou
asking for a conference with the boutn
the subject of a ftm? adjournment taut
a r;e tilt tomorrow.
Toe hoixe refused u concur ia the ea
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