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SEVENTH YEAR.
There will be a meeting of the Kansas
Editorial Association at "Wyandotte com
mencing at 10 a. m. of Wednesday, May
13th, and hold two days. The meeting
will, be devoted to business entirely.
There will be no excursion. Ne pro
gramme will be arranged beforehand
but each member is requested to come
prepared to bring before the meeting
such subjects as he desires.
A woman in New York, it is said,
makes a handsome competence by sell
ing .pianos which she advertises "in use
only a week, first-class, to be sold at a
sacrifice on account of reverses in foi
tune$ She has an arrangement with a
manufacturer of cheap but showy instru
mentsj and manages to dispose of one or
two a week.
Attention is called to the fact that the
most malignant cholera that we ever had
in this county was imported in 1832 on a
sailing vessel. This pretty effectually
squelches the theory recently put forth
by Dr. Pettenkofer that cholera germs
could i.ot outlive a twenty-day sea voy
age. Colorado Springs claims the honor of
beating the whole country in the varia
bleness of temperature, the thermometer
there having shown a variation of 72 de
grees in 24 hours during the late cold
spell.
Db. K. Mo i, the German zoologist,
sustains the assertion recently made,
that the so-called flying fish are incap
able of flying because the muscles of
their pectoral fins are too small to sus
tain the weight of their body in the air.
An Atlanta street car company claims
.the ownership of a dog that follows one
cf the company's mules while the latter
is attached to the car, and sleeps with it
while it is in the stable.
A Mem puis undertaker is said to have
exhumed the body of a little girl which
he had buried and returned it to its
mother because she could not pay $2, the
price of interment.
The lawyers of a South Carolina court
recently spent six hours of eloquence and
logic in arguing whether a goose or tur
key can properly b.3 classified as a "domes
tic animal."
A letter was received at the "Wash
ington poetoffice the othor day addressed:
"Hon. Mr. Cleveland, in the White
House at Washington. Please examine
quick."
If a name goes for anything, the new
Secretary of the Interior of Cleveland's
cabinet is "the noblest Roman of them
all." -His full name is Lucius Quintus
Curtius Lamar.
Cincinnati haB under discussion the
building of an elevated belt railroad
around the city, the length of which will
be seventeen mlies, and the estimated
cost $5,000,000.
Colonel Lamont, as private secretary
of Governor Cleveland, of New York, re
ceived $4,000 salary per annum. As pri
vate secretary of President Cleveland of
the United States he will receive only
$3,2o0.
Tiik Bicester hounds in England re
cently had a remarkably long run, which
was terminated by the fox falling dead
in front of the pack. Five horses were
killed.
One evening in Paris recently eight
young ladies from Vienna exhausted
their skill in fencing with swords before
all the fashionable people who take any
interest in the art.
Wm. Ah Sing, a genuine Chinaman, is
one of the 2,600 policemen in New York
City. His first prisoner, an American,
was arrested for disorderly conduct and
fined $10.
At Yale 73 per cent, of the students
came from other States than Connecticut;
At Harvard 45 per cent came from other
than Massachusetts.
Local legislation in AUana, Ga., pro
hibita loud talking, laughing or smoking
in or near the vestibule of any church.
A linseed oil factory at Amsterdam, N.
Y., consumes annually about 1,000,000
tauhtls of flaxseed.
WA
THE STB1KERS.
Missouri Pacific and Wabash Bailroad Em
ployes Still holding: Out No Freight
Trains Running.
MARCH 10.
From the very first hour of the strike
matters have continually grown worse. On
the 10th iDSt. Governor viarmaduke sent
the St. Louis militia to Sedalia to restore
order among the strikers. At St. Louis the
Missouri Pacific is refusing freight and dis
charging or suspending many of its em
ployes not connected with the strike. Some
of the Wabash men are out here and others
say they will stnka. The Missouri Pacific
Company has hired a number of Pinksrton
detectives and sent them up to Sedalia
armed with Winchester rifles to protect
their property till troops arrive.
A 8pecial from Moberly sayB the strikers
are firm, and are encouraged by news that
the men on the Central Iowa road have
struck. There have been no disturbances
so far. At Sedalia there are now over
seventy engines in the round houses and
yards, which have been killed by the strik
ers, and over ten miles of loaded freight
cars on the bide tracks. No passenger trams
have yet been stopped, but no passenger
trains have arrived from west of Kansas
City or Bouth of Parsons, Kan., since Sun
day. At Kansas City the strikers decided to
offer no interference with the movement of
trains on the Wabash road, it being under
protection of the Federal Court. That road
is consequently running freight as well as
passenger trains. The Missouri Pacific pas
senger trains are not interfered with, but no
freights are permitted to leave.
The troops from St. Louis were brought
to Center town, within fifty miles
of Sedalia, and side tracked. Later
they were sent back to Jefferson City,
where they were suppered. After 'supper
they were returned to Centertown, where
they now are in the cars. Late last night
an armistice was 8greed upon until noon,
the fourteenth instant, at which time the
strikers are to have an answer. Governor
Marmaduke and General Jamison are to
act as mediators, and see what, if any, com
promise can be made.
At Aloberly everything was quiet, but the
strikers say they will not resume work until
former wages are restored to every workman
on the entire Wabash system, and claim to
have advices that by to-night or to-morrow
every workman on the road will be on a
strike.
At Atchison the striking shop men stil
hold possession of the shops and locomo
tives, and the railroad officials are waiting
developments at other localities on-the line
of the road. The strikers held their regular
meeting last evening, which was fully at
tended by the shep men, and also by a
number of freight brake men who are paid
by the day or trip, and are only paid when
they work. As there are no freight trains
running, there is no work for them and
consequently no pay. This has put
them in a bed humor, and it
Li said that they have concluded to
join the strikers, and to-morrow will quit
idling and go to striking, Gov. Martin nas
been repeatedly asked to call out the militia,
but has done nothing more than notify
the militia to be ready at a moments notice
The strikers are orderly and quiet, but firm.
The employes of the Greenleal repair simps,
ten in number, struck this afternoon at 3
o'clock.
At Parsons the situation remains practi
cally unchanged. The men are all out and
no freight trains are allowed to run. It is
rumored that the strikers have ordered all
engineers and men along the line, as far
south as Muscogee, to come to Parsons for
protection; and also that after to-morrow no
passenger trains will be permitted to pass,
except the engine and mail car. This morn
ing Superintendent Golden and Sheriff
Lampson attempted to fire up an engine to
take out a freight train, but were not per
mitted to do so.
At Dallas, Texas, the section hands em
ployed on the Texas Pacific struck this
morning on the invitation of couriers who
passed through on hand-cars. Bloodshed
is apprehended if the company attempts to
move trains with their small force.
The yard shops at Palestine are in charge of
the Sheriff and deputies, who took out sev
eral trains to-day. The strikers have been
excluded from the yards.
The coal miners' strike at Pittsburg is
generally unchanged. About 4,000 men are
out on the strika and 2,000 are at work.
Three hundred men got an advance from
the Birmingham Coal Company in Birming
ham, and went to work to-day. The river
and rail road mines are nearly all idle. All
the men are out in the fourth pool, except
at Neil's, which is the largest mine in the
pool. The operators declare they will not
pay the advance.
mabch 11.
Captain B. S. Hayes, of St. Lous, Senior
Vice President of the Missouri Pacific rail
way, in an interview on the strike, said the
main question in this strike is one of per
sonal liberty, or whether the hatred of the
men who are not satisfied with their posi
tion as employes shall be allowed to prevent
other men who have no expressed cause of
dissatisfaction from continuing work. Oat
of 25,000 employes of the Southwestern
or Wabash systems, not 1,000 are directly
affected by the reduction of wages,
which is alleged to be the reason for
this strike, and I am morally certain
that of this 1,600 at least 500 would go to
work to-morrow morning if they were
not restrained by their bulldozing co-employes.
The reduction made is in regard
to men employed in machine shops and
round houses, and some of the coal chute
men. The train vervice hands have not
been reduced. The reductions have been
principally in Texas, where they may be
said in a general way to range from 6 to 10
per cent, but still living wages at which
other men, following a like means of live
lihood, have heretofore cotton alone very
comfortably. In ArkiUMB, Iioniriana and
Kansas the reductions are -not so great, but
the Texas lines were not more than paying
- KEEJSTEY, KANSAS, SATURDAY, MABCH 21, 1885.
expenses, and some of them were not even
doing this in these depressed times.
At St. Louis there is nothing new in the
strike to-day. The militia companies sent
from here, toi Sedalia are still resting be.
tween Jefferson City and Sedalia. Negoti
ations for a compromise between the rad
and the men are going on.
At Moberly there were no new develop
ments. The men are determined and believe
that they will win. The shops have been
idle since the beginning of the strike. The
executive committee of the strikers are re
ceiving telegrams giving information of the
situation at other points.
At Sedalia the situation remains material
ly unchanged. If anything, the strike is
stronger than yesterday. No freight trains
movpd to-day. Nonviolence was used to
prevent, bet when the engineer would step
on the engine a party of strikers requested
him to take the engine bick, which ne did
This was tried several timeB with different
men, with the same result. The railroad
company, through Superintendent Fagan,
has notified the city authorities that if any
damage is done to the company's property,
the oily would be held re&nonsible. A com
mittee of citizens, who visited the Governor
to-day, report nothing new. Governor
Marmaduke says that the law must be en
forced. If no violence is used by the strikers,
he does not intend to interfere. The latest
from the militia companies is, that they
ate still ac Centretown, awaiting orders.
At Kansas City no new developments
were made. All Wabash and Missouri Pa
cific passenger trains from this point are
running as usual. The only work that is
permitted in the Missouri Pacific yards is
the switching of a few freight cars, the
trikers allcwing them to be moved to ac
commodate shippers. The Missouri Pacific
officials this evening notified the county
Ruohoritie that they would pay off the
striking men here to-morrow and discbarge
hem, and then puc new men in their
plaots, and would hold the county respon
sible if any damage to property resulted
The Sheriff will not take action until it ap
peals necessary.
A dispa'ch from Parsons says this has
been a quiet day among the strikers of the
Missouri Pacific. They still hold the fort,
and are master of the situation. Adjutant
General Campbell, who was sent here by
Governor Martin to investigate, arrived to
day and hrd a conference with the Mayor
and the executive committee of the strikers,
and a1 so made a speech to the strikers in
Library Hall. After making an investiga
tion of affairs, he ca. "ie to the conclusion
that there was no need of troops, as the
company's property i- protected as well, if
not better, than any outsiders could do.
At Atchison the situation is unchanged.
Gov. Martin and the STate Board of Rail
road Commissioners, arrived this morning
to adjust the strike, if possible. They met
the Executive Committee of the strikers and
W. W. Fagan, Superintendent of the road,
in a private parlor at the Byram, and were
in secret conlerence the greater part of, the
day. The men presented their griev
ances at length, reciting their trouble
from the beginning. The Governor
is report e 4 to have stated to the men
that they were outside of the law
In the stand tbey had taken, and that
while they no doubt, had the sympathy of
the people in their grievances, the people
were suffering from the embargo laid upon
he freight traffic, and that unless they ar
rived at an early settlement of the matter,
their position wuld lesd them on to seri
ous consequences. At this suggestion of
the Governor the Commissioners consented,
if both sides were willing, to arbitrate the
existing differences. The conference
adjourned end the strikers were to re
port to the Governor at 8 o'clock.- They
aefused to comply with his proposition and
another conference was held. It was then
agreed by the committee that they would,
in deference to a suggestion made by Gov.
Martin, j oin committees from Parsons and
8edalia and proceed to St. Louis, and theie
interview Messrs. Hays and Hoxie in per
son. In Texas the situation is unchanged. At
Marshall an attempt was made to-day by
Detective Furlong, assisted by the civil au
thorities, to take out a freight train. As the
engine was about to leave the yard the
striker quietly assembled and requested
the engineer to get down and out, which he
did. The engine was taken bactc to the
round house and the fires drawn.
The River Coal Exchange held a meeting
at Pittsburg this morning, and by unani
mous vote agreed to stand together against
the striking miners. The members were
all pledged not to pay the advance deman
ded by the strikers. This covers nearly
every mine on the "Monongahela river.
mabch 12.
No further developments were make in
the .strike to-day. There is apparently no
inclination on the part of the strikers to
yield. At Hannibal they have been joined
by the section men and wood workers, mak
ing in all about seventy -five men. The
men seem to have ample resour
ces for subsistence and have offers
of help from sympathizers.- A
dispatch from Jefferson City says: The
strike at Pleasant Hill commenced this
morning. The shops and yards are in
possession of the mob, and trouble is
feared. The militia are still at Center
town, fifteen miles west of here wait
ing orders. Gov. Martin sent a long
message to Vice President Hoxie, call
ing his attention to the good behavior of
the men, their firmness of purpose,
the general spmpathy of the public with
the sinkers and of the extent of the
strike, involving as it does many beside
the shopmen. The Railroad Commis
sioners are said to have joined in the Gover
nor's representations. Vice President Hoxie
replied to Gov. Martin's telegram substan
tially as follows: If the men will accept
their pay to date, then go quietly to work,
and will permit us to resume our traffic and
occupy oar property, we will meet tham
and discuss and arrange waxes with them
for future employment on an intelligent
ana noerai basis, in Texas tnere is
little or no change in this condition of
affairs. Several of the strikers were arrest
ed for interfering with the movement of
trains, and gave bond for their appearance
in court two weeks hence.
march 13.
Another day passtd withoutany material
change in the situ ;tion, except that the
strikers appear to be more confident, and
profess to believe that their demands will be
complied with. Publicsympathy continues
to be with them.
Governor Marmaduke of Missouri is3ued
a pn clamation late last night, warning the
strikers an 1 all persons associated with them
that interfering with the movement of en
gines and trains and the intimidation of
other persons who may be willing or desire
to work is unlawful, and calling on all coun
ty and municipal officers to promptly en
force the laws, and commanding all indi
viduals or combination of individuals in
any way engaged or concerned in interfer
ing with the free traffic of railroads or in the
intimidation of their employes, to desist at
once and without further warning.
The striking coal miners at Pittsburg are
much encouraged by reports received from
the various mines. Of the 138 mines in this
district, 115 have closed down because of the
strike, 17 are working at the prices demand
ed by the strikers, and six are in operation
at a reduction.
march 14.
The strike is still statu quo. The feeling
is growing that the strike cannot last very
much longer. The officials have made no
overtures towards a settlement, but the
strikeis maintain that they hold the situa
tion, and that the engineers and brakemen
will come to their aid, it necessary. Govs.
Martin and Marmaduke, accompanied by
the Kansas Railroad Commissioners leic.
to-day for St. Louis where they will con
fer with the railroad officials and endeavor
to effect a settlement of the strike on the
Missouri Pacific.
At Pittsburg the miners' strike developed
nothing important. Both sides remain firm
and are equally confident of victory. The
strike has resulted in a scarcity of coal for
local supplies, but so far there has been no
advance in prices. The miners of the Briar
Hill and Willow Grove mines at a meeting
decided to return to work Monday at the
operators' terms. Twenty men at Nail's
lower mines, fourth pool, also resolved to
go to work at the reduction.
MABCH S15 THJ? STRIKE SETTLED.
At the conference between the Missouri
Pacific Railway authorities and the Gover
nors and Railroad'Commissionera of Kansas
and Miesouri, the railroad company were
advised to restore the wages paid in Sep
tember, 1884, including one-half price lor
extra time worked, and to restore all said
striking employe6' to their several employ
ments without pnjud ice tot hern on account
of the strike. The railroad company con
curred in the recommendations, and gave
notice that the old rate will be in effect on
and after March 16 h. Hejeafter rates will
not be changed except alttr thirty days'
notice thereof, given in the usual way.
mabch 16.
The strike practically ended to-day, and
the men will all go to work to-morrow.
Tb.py received what they asked for, and are
satisfied.
An Irwin, Pa., special says : In accord
ance with a resolution adopted on the 14th,
between 1,508 aEd 2,000 miners struck to
day for an advance of 10 cents per ton in
the price of mining. The situation of the
strike elsewhere is unchanged, and both
sides continue firm and confident.
THE BO iS IN BLUE.
Fourth Annnal Encampment of the Grand
Aru.y in Kansas ac Jfort Scott A Multi
tude ot Delegates.
FIRST DAY.
The fourth annual Encampment of the
G. A.R for the District of Kansas, which
assembled in Fort Scott March 10 h with its
auxiliary bodies, the Sons of Veterans and
the Woman's Relief Corps, is the largest
representative b dy that ever assembled in
Kansas. The number in attendance wa
estimated at 2,000. The city was hand
somely and profusely djcorated, and visit
ors were comfortably supplied with quar
ters. The encampment was called to order by
Commander Pond, and after the roll cull ot
officers, which showed all present, Mayor
Pearsall of Fort 8cott was introduced and
welcomed the delegates to the city in an
appropriate speech.
The report of the committee on cre
dentials was then taken up and its consid
eration partially completed, when a dis
patch was received and read by Commander
Pond from Governer Martin, compliment
ary to the encampment and expressing his
regret that he was unable to be present.
Department Commander Pond then an
nounced that Commander in Chief John
S. Kountz, of Toledo, O., would arrive on
the Wichita road, and appointed Post Com
mander T. J. Anderson a special commit
tee, with the officer of the day and his
guard, accompanied by the headquarter
band, to meet him and conduct him to the
Opera House.
Tending 'his arrival, the consideration of
the report of the Committee on Credential
was continued, but was not completed when
Post Commander Anderson and the Commander-in-Chief
arrived and was intro
duced. Ex-Gov. George T. Anthony then stepped
forward and delivered the address of wel
come to the commander-in-chief, who re
sponded at length in an eloquent and effec
tive speech which aroused great enthusiasm.
At the conclusion of Commander-in-Chief
Kountz's speech, the encampment adjourn
ed until to-morrow morning.
In the evening the delegates were enter
tained by the Drum Corps Opera Company
in the opera " Patience," which was a free
entertainment. A large camp fire was also
held in Union Hall.
EKCOITD SAT.
The second day of the encampment
opened with a greatly increased attendance.
The report of the various department offi
cers show the order to be in a healthy con
dition, with $2,300 in the treasury, and an
increase of three thousand in membership.
Over $7,000 have been expended in charters
during the year just closed. Tha afternoon
session was a stormy one, the Women's
Relief Corps provision that all loyal women
are entitled to membership, being the sub
ject under discussion.
The Department Commandci' recom
mendation, that the representation be
changed so as to allow one delegate to each
Post, and one for a fraction of fifty over
one hundred, was adopted.
THIRD DAY.
Yesterday a heated discussion ensued in
the encampment over a resolution indors
ing the National Rslief Corps in fixing the
eligibility for membership, which was
brought to a close this morning by the with
drawal of the resolution.
Representation in the next Encampmmt
was fixed as follows: For each Post ni
good standing one delegate, and additional
delegate for each 100 members and frac
tional part of 100 more than 50 in excess of
100.
Department Commander Stewart, Post
Commander Pond and Comrades T. J. An
derson, T. M. Carroll and C. J. McDewett,
were appointed a Committee on Transpor
tation to the National Encampment at
Portland, Me.
Resolutions as follows were passed: That
the thanks of this department are dxiz to
the Legislature of the State of Kansas for
the passage of a law making Decoration
day, May 30, a legal holiday. That we re
commend the Knights and Soldier, pub
lished by Comrade M. C. Frost,
of Lincoln Post, No. 1, a faithful ex
ponent of the principles ot the G. A. R., and
recommended thati: be made the official
organ of the department. That the C mn
cil of Administration are hereby authorized
to purchase a suitable badge lor the Pcsl
Department Commander H. W. Pond, as a
recognition of his services as Department
Commander, and the same to be pre santed
to him at the next annual encampment.
That we endorse and commend the princi
ples and objects of sons of veterans of the
TJ. S. army. Urging Congress to pas3 an act
granting a pension of not less than $8 per
month to all ex-prisoners of war now over
55 years of age, and extending thanks to
the officers of tha aepartinent and the good
people of Fort 8cott.
The department officers were elected and
installed. The ballot on Commander was
as follows:
First ballot Stewart, 175; Devendorf,108;
Taylor, 33; Carroll, 33; Wiseman, 20; Mc
Devitt, 24.
Second ballot Stewart, 233; Devendorf,
113; Taylor, 15; Carroll, 13; Wiseman, 7;
McDevitt, 3.
The rest of the department officers were
elected as follows:
Senior Vice Commander Tim McCarty,
of Lamed.
Junior Vice Commander 3. H. Maunder,
of the U. S. Navy. Washington, Kas.
Caaplain Alien Buckner, of Baldwin
City.
Medical Director J. W. Crowley, of 3a
lina. Assistant Adjutant General L M. Wood
cock, of Garfield Post, No. 25.
Assistant Q lartermnster Murray Myers,
of Garfield Post, No. 25.
Tbe general officers elected and installed
by the Women's Relief Corps, are as fol
lows: President Mrs. Wickens, Labette.
S. V. P. Mrs. Tait, Lawrence.
J. V P. Mrs. McCune, Wyandotte,
Secretary Mrs. R. C. Chase, of Hiawa
tha. Treasurer Mrs. 81ocum, Topeka.
Inspector Miss Allie Myer, of O.'athe.
Chaplain Mrs. Hanghey, Paola.
Conductress Miss Mary Hastings, Junc
tion City.
Guard Mrs. W. R. Bridge, Neodesha.
Delegate-at-large Mrs. H. W. Pond, Fort
Scott.
Alternate Delegate Mrs. Addie Allen,
Junction City.
The 8ons of Veterans elected the follow
ing officers:
Commander Arnold C. Dolde, of Ells
worth. Lieutenant Commander. J.H. Corbin,of
Groat Bend.
Vice Lieut. Commander D. A. King, of
Larned.
Chaplin C. C. Brengle, of Neosho Falls.
Division Council D. L. Bell, of Ells
worth; T. Q. Whitted, of Topeka; 8. B.
Burleson, ot Larned.
A resolution favoring Topeka for the next
encampment was laid on the table and
Wichita was selected, provided suitable
arrangements can be made for transporta
tion. An Important Correction.
The "Temperance bill" as published in
this paper varies in a material point
from the enrolled hill on file in the office
of the Secretary of State. In section
three, after the word "printed" in the
seventh line the following words should
be inserted: "statement of the applicant
as hereinafter provided, or upon the
written or printed."
The reader can take the act as pub
lished in this paper and pee the import
ance of the change.
The copy from which the law was
printed in this paper was the "State
Printer's copy" after the bill was amend
ed in the Senate and passed that body,
and corresponds with that copy. The
bill went to the House and was adopted
without a single change. The question
now arises where this interpolation or ad
dition was inserted. That it is in the en
rolled bill is certain. And that it was not in
the printed bill after it passed the Senate
and which passed the House without
amendment is equally certain.
There is also a slight error in the 12th
line of the same section. The word
"medical" should have been "mechani
cal." This is a typographical error.
in section iy, commencing aiter ine
word supplemental in the fourth line are
NUMBER 4.
these words as published in this paper,
to-wit: "and all acts or parts of acts in
conflict with the provisions of this act,"
which do not anooar in the enrolled bill.
LEGISIiATION AFFKCtIxg RAILROADS.
To: eka Commonwealth.
There will no doubt be much anxiety
to know what was done during the re
cent session touching railroad questions.
A law was enacted requiring the com
panies to fence their tracks when run
ning through enclosed fields, and to pro
vide crossings and gates for stock. Also
a law requiring a prompt settlement o '
damages occasioned by hre.
After the subject of maximum rate
laws had bean very fully discussed in
both branches of the Legislature, it be
came apparent that nearly all elements
were convinced that it was impractica
ble to go into the question of re-classify-ing
freight and of passing fixedl awn as to
rates, as this method of dealing with the
subject had been abandoned wherever
it had been attempted in other States. It
was also found on a fuller examination
that the work already done by the Board
of Commisssoners had been of vastly
more consequence to the State than has
been generally supposed.
The result was that each house pre
pared and passed a bill to enlarge the
powers of the Commissioners.
These bills were very much alike in
principle, but as neither house adopted
the bill of the other, a conferenre com
mittee was called for by the Senate on
the day before the adjournment. This
committee consisted of five fiom the
House and, three from the Senate, and
after several hours' Aork the committee
reported a bill, which passed the
Senate without any opposition, al
though it did net in all
its details conform to the views of every
Senator. This bill received a very large
majority of tbe votes of the Houae, but
failed to obtain the necessary constitu
tional majority of sixty-three votes.
Many of the members had become worn
out, afer being up nearly all of two
nights, and were not present.
All who were present voted for it ex
cept twenty-four, and thus tho confer
ence bill wad finally defeated. "
Of the eight members composing the
conference committer, six voted for the
bill and signed the report in favor of it.
If the bill was an improvement upon
the preeent law and in the right direc
tion, as seems to be generally conceded,
it should have received the necessary
voterf, and the responsibility for its de
feat does not re-t upon those who fa
vored it.
Cleveland on Oklahoma.
Washington, March 13. The following
proclamation has been issued by -the
President of the United States of Amer
ica:
A PROCLAMATION.
Whereas, It is alleged that certain in
dividuals, associations, persons and cor
porations are in unauthorized ppssession
of portions of the Territory known as
Oklahdma lands.within the Indian Terri
tory, which are designated, described
and recognized by the treaties and laws
of the United States and by the Execu
tive authority thereof as Indian lands,
and
Whereas, It is further alleged that
certain other persons or associations
within the Territory and jurisdiction of
the United States, have begun and set
on foot preparations for organized and
forcibleentry and settlement upon the
aforesaid lands, and are now threatening
such entry and occupation; and
Whereas, The laws of the United
States provide for the removal of persons
residing on or being found upon such
Indian lands and Territory without per
mission expressly and legally obtaiaed
of the Interior Department,
Now, therefore, for the purpose of pro
tecting the public interests, as well as
the interests of the Indian nations and
tribes, and to the end that no person or
persons may be induced to enter
upon the said Territory where they
will not ba allowed to remain without
the permission of the authority aforesaid -I.
Grover Cleveland, President of the
United States, do hereby warn and ad
monish all and every person or persons
now in occupation of such lands, and all
such person or persons as are intending,
preparing or threatening to enter in or
settle upon the same, that they will not
be permitted to enter upon said Terri
tory, or, if already there, will not be al
lowed to remain thereon; and that if due
regard for and voluntary obedience to
the laws and treaties of the United
States and this admonition and warning
be not sufficient to effect the purpose
and intentions of the Government as
herein declared, the military power of
the United States will be invoked to
abate all such unauthorized possession
and to prevent such threatened entry
and occupation, and to remove all such
intruders from said Indian lands. In
testimony whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the
United States to be affixed.
Signed. Grover Cleveeaxd,
By the President.
T. J. Bayard, Secretary of State.
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faculty give them more liberty in their
studies than in their sports.
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