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In the Senate March 10, the chair laid
before the Senate a memorial from the Sen
ate of Arizena, asking the appointment of
the fourth Judge of the United States Dis
trict Court. Referred.
The resolution offered yesterday by Mr.
Hoar that Mr Blair bo sworn in as Senator
to fill a vacancy, was taken np and a very
long argument ensued. The Legislature
which is to elect a Senator from New Hamp
shire will not meet till next June and the
debate turned on" whether in this emergency
the Governor had the right to appoint Mr.
Blair to fill the vacancy, and whether a
vacancy had really occurred which the ex
ecutive oould provide. Nothing of particu
lar interest was developed in the debate ex
cept the point made by Mr. Ingalls that
the question had a significant bearing upon
the Senatorial vacancies in Illinois and Ore
gon. In the Senate Mach 11, Senator Van
Wvck'a resolution was taken up as unfin
Senator Van Wyck said the 8enator from
Colorado, (Teller) had gone to New York,
and asked that action be deferred until
Friday. At the same time he offered a
resolution that the Secretary of tbe In
terior and the At orney General of the
United States be and hereby are directed
respectively to take such action as each
may deem necessary to prevent any sale or
transfer by the Atlantic & Gulf Transit
Company, oi by any persons claiming lands
described in an act approved May 17, 1856,
entitled "An act granting public lands in
sections to the States of Florida and Ala
bama, to aid tbe construction of certain rail
roads in slid States, so far as it lay in the
line of said railroad between Waldo and
Tampa Bay. until Cjngress shall have au
thorized the same. Adjourned.
In the Senate, March 12, Senator Mander
son offered a resolution which he asked
might lie upon tbe table. It calls upon
the Secretary of State for such information
as the Department may have regarding
the rumored attempt of General Iiu
fua Barrios, President of Guatemala,
to seize on to territory or destroy the integ
rity of tbe Republics of Nicaragua, Hon
duras, San Salvador and Costa Rica, and
report wbat steps were being taken by the
Government to preserve the rights or the
United States under existing or pending
Senator George presentod the credentials
of Walthall as Senator from Mississippi,
vice Lamar, resigned, and Walthall took
Senator Van Wyck called up his resolu
tion, offered yesterday, directing the Secre
tary ot the Interior and the Attorney Gen
eral to take steps to prevent the sale of lands
granted Florida to aid in the construction
of railroads in that State.
A long debate ensued, participated in by
Senators Van Wyck, Hall and Plumb, but
pending action tbe Senate adjourned with
out an executive session and without re
ceiving any nominations from the Presi
dent. In the Senate March 13, a new committee
of seven members on Coast Defenses is cre
ated, with Dol ph as chairman and Comeron,
Sewell, Hawley, Maxey, McPherson and
Fair as members. On Appropriations Ma
hone succeeds L gan and Gorman succeeds
Ransom. Upon Public Lands Teller succeeds
Hill, and Cockrill succeeds Slater. The
Judiciary Committee is made up as follows:
Edmunds, Ohariman, Ingalls, McMillan,
Hoar, WL'eonof Iowa, Evarts, Pogh, Coke,
Vest and Jtxkson. The other changes have
been published. A resolution embodying
the committee was adopted unanimously.
Senator Sherman declined to serve on
the Committee on Finance.
Senator Harris suggested that the uhual
form was to aak the Senate to excuse him.
Senator Sherman I do not think it nec
essary to ask the Senate to excuse me from
service. I respectfully decline.
Senator Morrill I hope no action will be
taken upon the matter at present.
Senator Ingalls offered a resolution call
ing upon the Presiddnt for information in
regard to the occupation of the Oklahoma
land, and what action was being taken in
Under an objection from Senator Cock
tell the resolution went over until to-morrow.
After a short executive session the Senate
adjourned until Mondey.
In the Senate March 16, Senator Blair
offered a resolution authorizing a continu
ance of the investigation as to the differ
ences between capital and labor. He said
the investigation was practically concluded
and the extension was debired lor the pur
pose of making a report. Under objection
from Senator Cockrell consideration was
postponed until to-morrow.
Senator Van Wyck's "backbone" reso
lution was laid before ttie Senate and Sena
tor Eustis made a speech upon it. He.said
a great wrong had been done the people of
Louisiana, nd he wished to enter his pro
test against its consumation. The title to
the lands was illegal and fraudulent, and
set up to defraud settlers of their rights.
Senator Teller defended his course, and
said tbat not a point had bpen made by the
Senator from Louisiana, (Eustis) which had
not been passed upon by tbe Attorney Gen
eral and by the JudiciaryCommittee of the
Senator Van Wyck defended himself
against the charge of inactivity, and when
the Texas Pacific bill was reported he se
cured a place for it among the special or
ders, and that twice the Senator had buried
it in tbe body of the calendar. After an
executive session the Senate adjourned.
The first decided action of Secretary Man
ning 88 to changes in the force under the
Treasury Department consists in a martial
reduction in the fcrce of special agents,
whereby it is expected a saving of $40,000
annually will be effected in the service.
Forty persons, in various departments of
the country have been dispensed with, and
notices to that effect were mailed them.
The list includes six special agents, twenty
bix special inspectors of customs and ten
employes, whose names are borne on the so
called "fraud" roll. This action reduces
the number of agents to twenty-two. in
spectors to twenty-five, and the "fraud" roll
employes to fifteen. It is stated at the De
partment that these changes are made sole
ly in the interest of economy, and no new
appointments will be made to fill the vacan
Colonel Lamonte said that the reduction
in the clerical force in the White House
was made merely in the interest of economy,
and therefore no appointments would be
made to fill the vacancies created. He said
there might possiby be one or two changes
in the personnel of the force, but that
would be all. Since the President's inaugu
...; v.q nnfii-o nlortriil force has been
busily engaged from 8 o'clock a. m. until
infrrVif on It. yrtpcad that the rush
of business will compel a continuance of
these working hours lor some ume to come
It is understood that it is the intention of
the President to reduc the clerical force at
the White House, and to do away with the
system of keeping an elaborate record of all
business brought there. In arcordance
with this proposed curtailment cf the force,
four employes of the Executive Mansion
were notified tbat after the 15th inst. their
services would not be required. These are
Henrv C. Morton, Ohio; J.8..Bolway, Ohio,
and W. R. Duke, West Virginia, clerkB at
$1,800, $1,600 and $1,400 per annum re
spectively, and Jndd, a telegraph operator,
who receives $1,400 per annum.
The Secretary of the Treasury has re
ceived a large number of aaonymous com
munications making all sorts of scandalous
charges against employes of the Treasury.
He said this morning he wanted to have it
known by everybody that he did notpro-
fcs3 to ake the least notice of anonymous
ettera, no matter what their character,
and that it will be useless to send them to
Col. Lamont smilingly remarked as he
gazed upon a huge pile of unopened letters,
thnt. "Tf tViia cfatanf thin ma Iraang nn milfih
longer I will have to persuade the Presi
dent to ordr the stoppage of the mails
for a few davs so as to allowus to catch
"Erlwnrrl T Hlm-lr VifTrnK iivt TWinn tr-
day nominated as Assistant Secretary of
th Interior, is . mpmhftr in -veriT hieb.
fifcRndint ff lh Yiot nf Mi;Q?anirri nnH hflR
practiced before the Supreme Court of the
The annual meeting of the stockholders
of the St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad
Company was held at St. Louij and the fol
lowing directors elected: Jay Gould, T. T.
Eckert, Russell Sage, John F. Lowrv, Sam
uel Shepard, John T. Terry, Henry Whalen,
A.. L. Hopkins, iv. A. Marguard, of NtW
York; R. S. Haye3, Geo. W. Allen, R. J.
Lockland and It. C. Keren b, of St. Louis.
The report of the First Vice President
showed the following operations for the
year 1884: Gross earnings, $7,451,879;
operating expenses, $3,987,298; surplus
earnings, $3,464,599, from which the taxes
and fixed charges are to be dedue'ed. The
percentage ot operating expenses to earn
ings is $53.57. Number of tons of freight
carried, 1.611,221; Lumber of passengers
The annual meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Missouri Pacific Railroad was
held at St. Louis recently. The following
Board of Directors was electfd: Jay Gould,
A. L. Hopkins, Russell Sage, Joseph 8. Low
ery, Sidney Di Ion, T. T. Eckert, George J.
Forrest, Samuel Sloan, H. C. Marguard and
Geo. J. Gould of New York; R. 8. Hayes oi
St. Louis; F. L. Ames of Boston; and 8. H.
Clark of Omaha, Neb. The report of R. S.
Hayes, tbe first Vice President of the road,
sbowd the gross earnings for 1884 to be ?5,
777,627; operating expenses, $4,492 877; sur
plus earnings, from which taxes and fixed
charges are to be deducted, $4,284,750. The
number of tons carried was 2,839.524; num
ber of passengers carried, 1,757,852.
The Receiver of the Wabash railway filed
a report in the United States Court at St.
Louis for the months of December, Januaiy
and February, which shows a deficit be
tween the earnings and expenses of $152,-
331. The loss is attributed to snow block
ades and tbe general bad weather of the past
Tfee indications for a good spring trade
among the Pittsburg from manufacturers
are more favorable.
The freight rate war between South
ern lines broke out in the Chattanooga ter
The Governor of Dakota vetoed the Cap
itol removal bill, which defeats the scheme.
The coal miners near Richmond, Mo.-.
have accepted the reduction.
CRIMES AND MISHAPS.
A bloody wife murder occurred at Scully-
ville, Choctaw Nation, March, 10th. Jack
son entered the house where his wife was
washing dishes and shot her twice in the
breast with a double barrelled shotgun,
killing her instantly. Jackson immediate
ly fchouldered his gun and walked three
miles after a woman to attend his wife,
whom he said was very ill. Upon reaching
the house where his wife lay dead Jackson
appeared startled and reported that his wife
had been murdered during his absence.
Suspicion pointed so plainly toward him as
her murderer that he was arrested and
brought to Fort Smith for trial. Jackson
recently became enamored of another
woman and wanted to get his wife out of
the way, hence the motive for the killing,
to fright. The other man, Joseph Taylor,
under sentence of death for murder, became
delirious with fear when he heard the noise
as he sat in his cell. The echo of he falling
doors had hardly died away, when the mux
derer was found writhing in convulsions.
About three weeks ago John M. Oliver, a
prosperous white man living near Stone
wall, Cnicasaw .Nation, sent to a neignoor
named Crockett for some hay and Crockett
refused to Bend the hay until Oliver paid a
small debt he was owing him for a few days.
Later Crockett, while passing Oliver's house,
was shot by Oliver. 8everal Deputy Mar
shals pursued O.iver and attempted to ar
rest him. He resisted with a rifle, but final
ly after being wounded four times a bullet
struck him in the mouth, killing him in
stantly. A magazine containing 6,000 pounds
of nitro-glycerine, exploded at Bradford,
Pa., andW. H. Harrington, one of the pro
prietors, andH. V. Pratt, an employe were
instantly killed. The factory, twenty-five
feet away, was blown to atoms. Pratts body
was found 200 feet away, with all the bones
broken, but the skin was intact. Mr. Har
rington weighed 190 pouods. One or two
p eces of flesh was all that could be found
of him. Trees were torn up by the roots
and great holes made in the earth.
Three negroes, named Ambrose Young,
Charles Tatham and Frank Freeman, were
arrested charged with being implicated in
the murder of Montgomery near the State
line last December, and while under guard
at Union City, Tenn., a mob of 1GG men
overpowered the guards and took the pris
oners and hanged them, just outside the
city. Their lifeless corpses were found next
morning suspended from a tree. Union
City is greatly excited over the matter.
A fire in J. D. Gill's art store building,
at Sprinfield, Mass., did great damage,
mainly by smoke. Los3 $50,000, of which
$40,000 will fall on Gill, whose entire stock
of pictures, books, rich paintings, stationery
and bric-a-bric are badly injured. The
smoke injured the art gallery wnere several
artists' paintings of great value hung,
which were also affected by the smoke, but
the damage there cannot now be estimated.
Northwestern Indians are dying off in
large numbers from a singular disease, the
first symptoms of which are stiffening of
the knees and joints, from which death
soon follows. Chicken pox and diphtheria
is taking off many more, and they are in a
generally starving condition.
Jas. C. Mackin and Wm. Gallagher, Chi
cago, who were found guilty in the cele
brated Eighteenth ward election case, were
denied a new trial and sentenced to two
years each in the penitentiary, besides be
ing fined $5,000 each.
During a thunder storm the saloon of
Harry Burton, in the village of Roseville,
O., was blown to pieces by a keg of powder
exploding beneath it. It was the only
saloon in the place, and had been only re
While on the roof of the Gibson house at
Cincinnati, Joseph Bohlman caught hold
of an electric-light wire and was instantly
killed by the chock.
Michael McEntree, a young man of 24,
jumped in tbe river at New York with
suicidal intent. He changed his mind and
POLITICAL AND PERSONAL.
A telegram was received on the 12th an
nouncing the sudden death of Mai. J. M.
Haworth at Albuquerque, N. M., which cc
curxed at 2 o'clock this morning. Major
Haworth was Superintendent of all the
Indian schools in the Nation and was on a
tour of inspection at the time of his dea h.
He leaves a widow and two married daugh
ters. Charles 8. Faircbild, of New York, was
nominated Assistant Secretary of the Treas
ury. General George B. McClellan will deliver
the Decoration day oration at Antietam.
As a memorial to Gen. Gordon a great
hospital and sanitarium is to be built at
Port Said, and will be open to the people of
ail tne realms oi me eartn.
Zibehe Pasha, the man Gon. Gordon
wanted made Governor of Khartoum, was
arrested, and documents were fonnd prov
ing his complicity with the mahdi.
It is rumored in diplomatic circles that
Count von Munster, German Minister to
England, is about to resign.
England and Germany have practically
made a satisfactory settlement of matters
concerning West Africa.
The hearing of the case of Cunningham
and Burton, the dynamiters, was resumed
The terms of the arrangements with
Russia are denounced by the Liberals at
The reported Russian advance in Afghan
istan caused a great deal of excitement in
The British government has invested
20,000 for the benefit of Gen. Gordon's
The naval brigade in the Soudan will be
greatly augmented before the autumn ooer
The English government will build
fifty stern wheel steamboats for use on the
The French after five dayB' fighting car
ried the Chinese positions around Kelung.
England continues her preparations for
war despite Gladstone's statements.
War rumors at London almost produced
a panic on the Stock Exchange.
beveral Italian men-of-war and torpedo
boats arrived at Port 8aid.
A bread riot was suppressed by the police
at Cracow, Russia.
The rearguard of Gen. Buller's troops ar
rived at Korti.
Points and Items About Kansas Stock.
Peabody Graphic: J. S. Mize, of Flor
ence, who recently returned from a visit
to his father, a heavy cattle owner at
Medicine Lodge, gives a very discourag
ing report of the condition of the range
cattle in that section. Mr. Mize says
that at the time of his visit, prior to the
late storm, fuHy sixty per cent oi the
cattle had died, and those living were lit
tle better than animated skeletons, with
scarcely strength enough to keep them
on their feet, bimilarreports from other
parts of the country, where cattle are
kept on ranges during the winter, have
been received, and the death loss in dol
lars and cents this winter is almost be
yond computation. The experiences of
this winter have taught the stockmen a
lesson that they will doubtless heed.
They have discovered at last that cattle
cannot be raised like wild animals, with
no expense other than branding and
rounding up for sale. The time was
when immense fortunes were made by
men who commenced the business by
turning a few cows and bulls loose upon
the prairie and letting them run atlarge,
without care of any kind. But that time
hasgone by. Great cattle kings with mil
lions of dollars invested, and who count
their herds by tens of thousands, have
overrun the entire west, so that every
foot of land is occupied, and the gn8 is
grazed so closely during the growing
months that winter finds them with but
meagre feed, and before warm weather
comes the prairies are strewn with their
attenuated bodies, and those that sur
vive are so weak and reduced in flesh
that they can never recover, and they
make but indifferent beef. This winter
has been a severe one on cattle, and
probably the death loss is greater than
ever known before, but it done more to
ward breaking up the great cattle
monopolies than legislation ever could
do. It is well known to every intelli
gent stockman, that cattle turned loose
upon the prairie to shift for themselves,
without feed, shelter or care of any kind,
the laws of reproduction wholly disre
garded can produce nothing but. scrubs,
lacking in all the qualities for which
cattle are raised. While it is true that
these scrubs cost but little and always
have a certain market value, the prices
they command are insignificant when
brought into comparison with the price
paid for the ponderous and carefully
raised thoroughbred cattle, and this fact
becoming more apparent every day, the
verdict will soon be reached that ''the
scrub must go," and go he will.
Medicine Lodge Cresset: Charley Col
cord -ds in last Saturday and reported
every thing lovely. He says they will
not trast to the range again; that the
time when vou could turn an old cow
out with nothing but promises of helping
her out of the bog holes in the spring
and gathering her in the round-np, has
passed. They are feeding a bunch of
beeves in Sedgwick county and a bunch
of cows and heifers in Kingman county,
all of which are doing well.
Dodge City Globe-Journal: Our stock
associations wants to be on tha alert
somewhat and appoint a few hide in
spectors to be stationed at prominent
shipping points and overhaul the hides
that are being brought to market We
fear hides are being sold and handled by
parties that never owned a "critter" or
without authority from ranchmen to
handle them. It will do no harm to look
out for these fellows.
After describing the recent snow
storm at Coldwater, a correspondent savs:
It is useless to disguise the fact thav it
was severe on range cattle, as two or
three days without feed in the present
condition of cattle is attended with
greater lose than ten davs would have
J been in December. There are, however,
a few cattle left at present writing for
the boys to worry over in the springtime
wnen tne neei flies get bad.
rtrhnti- w;n;.m n!-, k-vm
employed through the winter on the 2?i of lM mtaj1. condemns Gen.
D. X. ranche, (Day & Edgar's,) arrived ,Ha'ch demands of President Cleve
in Dodge City last Monday. He says J"d an explanation of the laws and
that the cattle losses on that ranche have J ""fees governing the said Oklahoma
Tint. Vtoon ennnst aa 4hon .M I.. : Ian 08.
w w.u bwcvcw mcj ncic lub Win
ter. The ranee cattle are in fair condi
tion. The losses have been confined
almost wholly to the through Texans.
GBAHD ARM? PICKUPS.
Particulars Pertaining to the Posts.
Great Bend Reaisler. The ball
"Union Hall last Friday night under the
management of Pap Thomas Post G. A.
R., was one of tbe most enjoyable affairs
of the season. The hall and stage was
nicely decorated and the room very com
fortable. The management was very
good and Mr. Wilson as usual spared no
pains as prompter to have everything
go off just so. We sat and looked on
a while, and, while we seldom find fault
with old time, we plead guilty to ex
periencing the weakness ot wishing we
were young again and able to take part
in tbe festivities of the occasion. Supper
was furnished to all comers by another
committee who did credit to themselves
and the Post by their excellent manage
ment of that part of the programme.
Marysville News: Those who were in
attendance when "The Spy of Atlanta"
was played here will be pleased to learn
that Lyon Post, G. A. R., will place an
other military drama on the stacre. enti
tled "The Scout of Tennessee," and is, if
anything, a heavier and better play than
"The Spy of Atlanta." The committee
have the characters already all placed,
and the"boys" will leave nothing undcae
to make it a success. Mr. L. D. Dobbs,
ot Lawrence, who was manager in the
Spy will be here and some of the more
important characters will be filled by the
best professional talent of the State.
The receipts will be applied to the
Soldiers' Monument fund. Tbe dates set
are the 19th, 20th and 21st of March.
The Fort Scott Herald makes the fol
lowing appeal to her citizens: It is
hoped that our citizens will not forget or
neglect to offer rooms for the G. A. R
boys. There will be a large crowd, and
for the credit of Fort Scott they must be
taken care of and made comfortable. It
used to be a luxury to sleep in a good dry
cutter or a ditch, but the bovs are a little
older now and have different ideas of
comfort. Hard-tack and coffee was once
a square meal, but now would be con
sidered rather thin diet; so open up your
houses, and leave your names at head
quarters. Osage City Free Press: The entertain
ment for the benefit of the drum corps of
the G. A. E. was a very successful affair
financially and socially. Miss Nellie
Hendrix was the star of the stage peifor
mance, and, in the character of Mother
Goose, acquitted herself with very great
credit. The drum corps is doing tolera
blo well and now that winter is about
over it ought to be able to make rapid
progress. In time it will become a source
of pride to the town.
Caldwell Journal: The G. A. It. chari
ty festival was a glorious success finan
cially, socially and collectively, and the
managers thereof are entitled to a vote
of thanks, a plate of beans, and a cup of
the blackest, strongest coffee that was
ever steeped in a quart cup with the
handle off, over a pine knot fire in the
mountains of North Carolina or swamps
Arkansas City Traveler: The Women's
Relief Corps scored their first success in
our midst last Wednesday and Thursday.
Their social Wednesday evening was a
success financially and socially, netting
them quite a sum. Their dinner the
next day was well attended. In all they
realized the neat little sum of $50, which
will do a great deal of good in the hands
of the ladies, to relieve the poor of the
Iola Courant: McCook Post, G. A. R.
will erect a fine brick and stone building
for a memorial hall. No plan has yet
been definitely deciled upon, but it is
expected that the building will be about
50x120, two stories in height, and the
larger portion of it will be finished for an
opera house. The site has not been
selected, but two or three locations are
under consideration, and a decision will
be arrived at before long.
Winfield Courier: Arrangements have
been made for the institution of an order
of "Sons of Veterans" in Winfield. This
move is a worthy one, and this order will
izain a large membership at once. This
fraternal organizing of the sons of the
men who bore the brunt of war and
made this Union the grandest nation on
the earth, will keep up old-time loyalty
and prove instructive and pleasurable.
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
A special from Kansas Gity says: The
Sheriff of Marion county, Kan., passed
through this city enroute to Leaven
worth, with R. Calhoun, forty years of
age. of Marion Center, Kan., who is un
der a sentence of forty-two years im
prisonment. Calhoun, who was Super
intendent of the Sunday School and a
member of church choir, was indicted
for debauching fourteen girls, aged from
ten to fourteen years, respectively, who
were members of the Sunday School. He
pleaded guilty on the first two indict
ments, and was sentenced twenty-one
years on each. He was guarded by foriy
armed men to the evening train, and
brought here to-day. His inhuman prac
tices commenced about a year ago, and
caused intense excitement in the commu
nity when it became known. It is sup
posed that he has a wife in Indiana.
A special from Seneca, March 16, says
A fire started here late to-night in Mrs.
Ocker's millinery store, and'tpread east
and west, burning Marvin's bank, barb
wire works, auction store, Bengen's shoe
store and the Mission printing office on the
east, and the drees making establish
ment of Tucker & Ridenour, Johnson's
ware room, lately occupied as a furniture
store, and a portion of Hatch's lumber
yard on the west The Hook and Lad
der company did valuable work in
checking the fire, and the whole town
was on hand to help Eave the property.
The contents of all the buildings were
saved excepting those of Mrs. Ocker. No
insurance on any of the property de
stroyed. This is the first fire in Seneca
since the Court house burned in 1876.
At a meeting of Oklahoma boomers at
Arkansas City March 14, the President's
proclamation was read, and resolutions
were passed reciting "we can see no
justice or reason for the enforcement of
the order in the case of actual settlers,
which, is not also enforced upon the cat-
tie men, who continue to hold thousands
of cattle upon those lands." The ieeo-
mtion Biases mat the President has not
been made acquainted with th fnll
Concordia Republican-Fmpxre: Last
Sunday night two inmates of the county
jail escaped by digging through the wall.
They were J. W. Luce, who was waiting
for the Spring term of court to trv him
for stealing a span of horses in Meredith
township, and G. E. Elmquesf, who was
awaiting trial for burglarizing and rob
bing the store of S. J. Taylor in James
town. On the night they broke jail the
store of Mr. Taylor Tf as again broken in
to and robbed of about $200 worth of
eoods and what money there was in the
The Oklahoma boomers, who were to
have been tried in Wichita on the 9th,
were promptly on hand, but their cases
went over to the regular term in Septem
ber. Warrants have been issued for 52
more boomers, and others will be arrest
ed as soon as their- names can be pro
cured. Capt. Couch and Gen. Hatch left
Wichita on the same train for Arkansas
City. Couch says the boomers will move
on, and Hatch says they will not.
Burr Oak Herald : The Porcupine Coal
Mining and Prospecting Company is the
name of the new compsny being organ
ized to prospect for coal on Porcupine
creek, three miles southwest of town.
They mean business and have sunk a
hole to the depth of about 125 feet, with
good indications of coal not far off. They
will go'down 400 feet, if satisfactory re
sults of coal are not obtained at a less
Wier Tribune: Rumors are in the air
that Wier is to have another railroad
soon a branch of the 'Frisco from Pitts
burg to this place. We are informed
tbat work will begin at an early day, and
the road built from here to Pittsburg, as
a competing line with the Gulf road.
We are also informed that if the project
receives proper encouragement, the line
will be extended toward Sedalia from
Pittsburg, and from Wier to Chetopa via
H. W. Gustin, Roadmaster of the
4tchison, Topeka & Santa Fe line, at
tempted to leap from the front end of a
baggage car at Arkansas City, striking a
man on the platform nnd falling under
the wheels, and was killed instantly.
Two wheels passed over his body. He
resided at Newton, to which place the
remains will be taken for interment.
Marysville News: Alfred Voorhees
has returned home after several months'
pojourn on the Pacific coast and ocean.
During the summer he made one trip to
Australia, one to Honolulu and three or
four to Alaska. He also traveled over a
good portion of California, Oregon and
Wyoming Territory, but never found a
better place than Kansas.
Medicine Lode Index: The town is
full of sports from abroad and some "high
rollers" are among the lot. The crowd
appears to have plenty of money and the
resident bloods are not uneasy in the
least. As one of them expressed it when
asked how the luck was going "the home
gang won't loose anything."
Concordia Republican-Empire: There
appears to be a good demand for im
ported children to this country in spite of
the fact that Kansas has got her name up
as a very prolific State. The third car of
New York orphans has just been distrib
uted in this county and Republic. All
within a few months past.
Logan Freeman: A little child of Mr.
Weaver, living three miles east of town,
choked to death on a grain of corn. The
grain lodged in its throat on Friday and
sunk down in the throat till it passed
into one of the bronchial tubes, causing
its death Sunday afternoon.
Register: The building boom has
struck Great Bend sure enough. A num
ber of residences are already under way.
An estimate of 100 new residences
within the city limits this year will not
be too large.
The Graphic of 22d inst. says: The
biggest train load of people that has
come to Harper in three months arrived
from the east yesterday. Central avenue
was crowded for three or four blocks
with the arrivals.
Frank Bon ham, the young man await
ing trial in Cherokee county for the mur
der of his mother, sister and brother at
their home near Independence, was
taken from the jail by a mob and hung
A. W. Metcalf, boot and shoe dealer of
Pawnee Rock, has been compelled to
make an assignment for the benefit of
A waitress at a Winfield hotel knocked
a "masher" down with her fist, and beat
him over the head with a tray for in
Miss Una Pellett and Miss Lady Hays
were thrown from a sleigh at Fort Scott
on Tuesday. Both ladies were severely
Dwight L.Moody will hoi'' a Christian
Convention at Emporia, luesday and
Wednesday, March 24th and 25th.
The Courant disputes the story that
the merchants of Howard have pub
lished a deadbeat list.
There are enough people living in Com
anche county to keep up a discussion on
the herd law.
The tramps have been frightened out
of Olathe by the appearance of the rock
Twenty-five accessions to the Chris
tian church at Marion are reported.
Nickerson is a booming, thrifty young
railroad town of 2,500 inhabitants.
The enterprising ladies of Chetopa
have organized a City Library.
Mr. R. E. Glilluly has started a cir
culating library in Meriden.
The Scranton people are talking of sur
rendering the city charter.
The citizens have voted to change the
name of Bull City to Alton.
A masked ball at Oberlin recently cost
the participants $1,000.
The Stafford Herald says "the boot leg
saloons are gone."
The following Athor Day Proclamation
was issued from the Executive Depart
ment: "Jock, when ye hae nsethingelse to do, yemay
bestickiDgin a ree; it will be growing, Jock,
when ye're a'.eeping." 8ir Waller Scott.
The custom of appointing an Arbor
Day now prevails in eight States of the
Union, and it ia believed that it will i
oe nonorea in all tne btatea and Terri
tories, the East and West following tie
lead of the Central 8tatea of the If imonri
Yallev. The people of Kansas went to
iiuhuj)t uvea a buuu as uiey oegan to
plow, and increasing millions of shade,
fruit and forest trees are planted every
year, xne love oi tne Jvansan lor trees
has shown itself on every farm and Til-
lace lot: in citv narba and tha orrnnnda nf
the church and the school, and the God's
Acre wnere our oeioved ones sleep their
Lot 1nnn rriui- e 1: i n.
imo digj. iuw icciuiK mi equally airong
in the minds of old and young in wom
en not less than men; it leads to practi
cal results in increasing the value of land,
and in ameliorating the asperities of our
climatethat there has been an increase
in the rainfall in Kansas is fully proved
by the statistics of our oldest meteoro
logistsand it leads to uses of beauty m
adorning our homes, and making them
scenes of loveliness, the rem mbrance of
which will follow our children to the
last days of their old age. The State
which the pioneers found treeless and a
desert, now bears upon its fertile bosom
more than twenty millions of irnit trees'
and more than two hundred thousand
acres of forest trees, all planted by our
In view of these facts, and in obedi
ence to the popular will, I, John A. Mar
tin, Governor of Kansas, hereby set apart
Thursday, April 2, 1S85, as Arbor Day,
and respectfully ask that it be made a
general holiday. School officers and
teachers can greatly aid in carrying out
the purpose of the day by giving their
pupils a holiday, and by devoting special
attention to the adornment of school
grounds and parks.
Done at Topeka, this 16th day of
March, A. D., 1885, and of the State the
l. s. John A. Martix.
By the Governor.
E. B. Allek, Secretary of State.
Kansas City Grain and Produce Market.
Kansas City, March 17. 1886.
The Dally Indicator reports:
Quotations: XX, 90; XXX, S6cl C6; fumflT.
1 15 vl 25 oncHce, 1 351 45; frncy. 1 501 K;
nr.vn:. I 8532 00; rye. 1 &.1 75; back wheat,
Anchor mill', 5 00 barrel.
WHEAl Tbe market was lower.
No. 2 red cash, sales at 61c; April, sales at
62c: May, 63c bid,Cie asked; Juiie, MHc bid,
C3C asktd. No 2 ooit cash. GJC bid, 6S0
asked. No 3 red, t54c No 4, 4Sc bid. No. S
soft, 57c bid. 59c asked.
COKN1 be market was lower.
No. 2. ca&b, sales 31c; April, nominal, 81c
bid, Slc ased; June. Bales at 3l3.& No. 2
white, cash, sales at 33c.
OAT 3 No. 2 cash, 30c bid, S2c asked; March,
30c bid. 32C esked.
R E-No. 2 1 asb. 6lc bid, 51c asked.
MILL3TUFFS The ruling quotations for car
lots are as follows: Corn meal, green, 7, ?0: kiln
dried, 8590. Corn chop, 100 Ibj, R5c Bran,
bulk 45, sacked 53. Pearl hominy, fl bbl, 3 25.
HAY Firm. Fancy jmall balea 9 5 : larse baled
8 00; medium. 7 007 50: low grade, 4 50.
FLAX SEED 1 2 1 30.
BUTTER Quiet and steady.
Quotations: Creamery, lancy, 300; good, 2225c;
flne dairy, in single package lots, 1920c: roll,
good, I017c medium, 1012, store packed, fit
for table use. 10 120. sour and poor, 46c.
EGGS Acthe at 14c per dozen
CHEESE Full cream, 18c: flats, IOj, Young
GAME Teal ducks. 1 25 per doz; mallard, S 0
Pf doz; Fqulrrels. 600 per doz.
POULTRY Market steady.
Quotations: Old bens. 2 502 75 per doz; ducks
2 50 per doz. turkeys, 73c per B.
DRiiS3ED POULrRY Steady.
Quotations: Chickens, small, 6c9c per lb;
tur&ut , choice small. 7C&10C; dues. lOu; geen
fe8c per ft.
DRY SALT MEATS Shoulders. 53o; c1pt side
7a: lonx clear sides, 8o; clear iit rf&os, u
SMOKED MEATS 8aouldexa, 6o; 1ol oleu
si lea, 7ct rib sides, 7o: rix elau- 9j
HAMS Sugar ourcd. 910Kc
BREAKFAST BAGOai lie
BARREL MEATS Pork, bonelees, 15 00; clear
pork, 15 00: mess pork, 14 0).
LARD Choice leroe. 7 C0- half barrel, ; 0O&.
TALLOW No. 1, fifcc; No. 2, 4ic.
SORGHUM 20C per gallon.
BROOM CORN Hurl. 3a4o: self working, 29
i( , common Ilo, crooked, llc.
WOOL Missouri, unwashed heavy line, 159
17c; light fine, 1720c; medium, I820c: me
dium combing, 18(3200; coarse combing. 172do.
low and carpet. 1215c Kansas and Nebraska
heavy fine, ll15c; light fine, 15l7c; medium,
I7l9c; medium combing ; coarse combing,
ll14c; low and carpet, 9l2e. Tub washed
choice, 28330c; medium, 2628c; dingy and low
HIDES AND PELTS Hides: dry flint No. 1 H
B, 14c; No. 2 "$ E loc: dry salted 9 B loc Greeen
salted, No. 1 V lb 77c; green salted No. 2 V lb
6c. Green No, 1 fi 7c; No. 2 fi 5o; calf V
tt 103. sheep pelts, dry, V S 8o.
The following table shows the prices of wheat
eom.oatsandryeat the close or 'change to-day
in comparison with the previous day anaprerioas
To-day. day. 1884
No 1 r w w .
No 3 r w w...... 5t4
No 2 corn.. 31 J 31
No 2 oats. 33 0
No 2 rye 61 b .
The following shows the amount of grain re
ceived, withdrawn and in store at regular eleva
tors as reported to the Board of Trade to-day.
Received. Withdrawn. In stow
Wheat.. 26534 21864 5f2t25
Corn...... .... 169 Jl 23391 08361
Rye 2057 11.00 16021
Barley............. ...... . 52f
Kansas City Live Stock Market.
Kansas City, March 17. 1885.
The Live Btck IndlcMer reports
OATTLE Boeipu, 682 head. Tho market
was steady. Export steers, 5 255 40 gcod to
choice shipping, 4 8Q5 15; common to medium,
4 504 75; feeders. 4 004 60; cows, S 1033 50.
HOGS Receipts. 702 The marxei uim) wm
weaker and If c lower. Lots averaging 205 to 310
fts sold at 4 204 40; bulk at 4 304 3).
8REEF Receipt 782. The market was steady.
Fair to good muttons, 2 003 25; common to me
dium, 1 t02 25.
No Av. Price
18 native shipping steers.. . 1387 5 07f
34 native shipping steers.............iaT.... 5 05
2) native shipping Eteers..........1495.... 5 00
17 native shipping steers....MM.. 133 .. 4 70
19 native shipping steers.......12 6.. 4 70
56 native shipping steers... ........1153 ..... 4 CO
57 nativs shipping steers ...........l If 0 4 60
18 native shipping steerH......- ..13 . 4 85
18 native shipping steers. ...... 1283 -- 4 72J
19 native shipping steers . 11 8 . 4 62j
32 native shipping steers.... ....1207.. 4 55
17 native butchers' steers....-.-.....109i 4 35
12 native butchers' steers.-..-... 8 0... 4 15
22 native butchers' Hteers... ...... 9 2 ... 4 31
17 native feeding steers..........-.. 031...... 4 3)
18 native feeding steers...... 1151 .. 4 42
16 native feeding steers..... ...I 28 . 4 40
12 native feeding steers -..lira...... 4 CO
16 native feeding steers-.......... 1035 4 45
47 native feelingsteers 1WS 4 40
33 native feeding steers . K56 -.- 4 25
5 native cows-... ..-.... 010 ... . 3 25
8 native cows............ .. . ..... .1151. . 3 CO
16 native cows: 1046 3 45
13 native stockers f2t 3 75
id Texas steers, c f-. .-. 8G3 . 3 75
17 Colorado steers, c f .1317 4 75
3 native bulls. 17.0 3 15
No. Av. Price
33 natives. -. . .113... 2 M
82 na'ives. . 81 3 25
6 natives. 3 2 25
So At Price No at Price No At Price
R5-.8'5-.4 00 64-.3lb.-4 50 55-3 6-4 40
58-.23..4 40 56-301-4 5 6J...202-4 35
6-273.. 4 35 4S- 310-4 35 40.-583.. 4 35
60-27 -4 30 73..213-4 25 55-218-4 25
67-735-4 25 37.-2M-4 iO C-.-'82-4 20
62.-27 -4 42i 44-340-4 41 53-321-4 40
68-272-4 40 52-30J-4 40 60-270..4 35
6J-I50-4 35 67.-26 '-4 35 62 281-4 35
60-2f 9-4 35 63-27-4 35 46 -2S5..4 25
44 -287-4 35 46-i36-4 3V 72-V29-4 30
43-231-4 40 7 -22t-4 30 58.-298-4 30
66 -220-4 30 44-240-4 30 61-247-4 3
67- 2-50.-4 30 65.-258-4 30 (8 -213-4 25
50-323-4 27 76-221-4 25 6-19i-4 10
Judge Horton keeps hotel in Fredonia.
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