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WICHITA, KANSAS, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 27, 1S84.
TRANSFORMATION. REALIZATION, PROPHECY.
The follow inj; congratulatory letter from
Senator Infills, though strictly person.il
and private, is ko characteristic that wc
give it to our readers. It shows how much
a consummate master of the English lan
guage can gct'into the briefest space the
past, the present the future all, in five
lines. Editor Eagle.
United States Sexate, )
Washington-, May 23, 18SJ. J "
Deau Mausii: Volume 1, No. 1, is a
beauty. I congratulate you and Wichita.
Fifteen year ago, the desert and solitude :
to-day the city, the railroads, the daily
What a sublime transformation. How
splendid the realization, but how much
more inspiring the prophecy! Yours,
J. .1. IXGALI.S.
His Compliments to the Eagle.
Pleasant Reminiscenscs of the PastMatters
And Things at the Modern Athens.
Correspondence of the Vagle.
Lawhexce, May 24, 1S&J.
The proud bird never had occasion to fecj
juitc so proud nor the ambitious young
city over whose destinies it so laithfully
watches quite so hilarious as upon the ap
pearance of your 32-columu daily. A care
ful and somewhat critical, though I read
from fifty to sixty papers every day in the
year, examination or tho daily Wichita
Eagle convinces me that the bird has all
the sjmptoms of
A VKUITAISLi: DAISY.
A great many fine daily papers have been
started in Kansas. Many of them have
turned up their toes to the daisies at an
early period in their existence I know of
none. hen startled, so clean, so haudome
typographically, well made up locally,
editorially and in its news columns. 1 re
member well the lirt scream of the won
derful Eagle in the azure sides ol the
great Arkansas valley. It preceded but a
few mouths the establishment of the Par
sons Sun in that infant wonder that sprang
up like an exhalation from the
prairies, and, as Minerva from the
brain ol .lovc.cainc forth full panoplied, anil
is now in every sense a cily,with macadam
ized streets, gas lighted, a splendid system
of water works,
the finest library building in the state, with
a large public library. Wichita. I suppose
is even larger thin Parsonsand K undoubt
edly one of the future great cities of the
state. I am glad to know of its prosperity
and that it has added to its glories and its
greatness the daily Wichita Eagle. Fre
quently I see lubiitirious lamentations over
the sad fate of the newspaper men or the
Kansas and especially of tUe old boys.
There is not much to whine about if one
will think the matter over Think of the
riches in Heaven that are in store for the
Kansas editors, and especially lor the
Commence with Web U ilder. He is not
halfas rich in pursi; a" he ought to be. If
he was a- wealthy in pocket as he is in
bralVlio would be a veritable Cru-u. Jltit
he is not :i pauper. lie has a good bu
siness, has served two terms as au
ditor of the state, and has one of the
finest weekly papers anywhere. Sol. Miller
has served in the state senate, and N well-to-do
in tin- world though not rich. Dwiglit
Thacher is stale printer, and is doing well.
ico. V. Martin was state pi inter was state
printer 1 don't know how many times, and
isiieh. Col. .John A. Martin ''they say"
will be nominated lor goernor in a tew
week-. .John .1. IngalK one of the old Kan
sas editors, is the brainiest member or the
IT. S. senate, l'luinb, uu old Kau-as editor,
is one or tho most influential senators atthc
national capital. F. 1. ll.iker has a reason
ably I it ollicc, a newspaper, has lived down
all opposition, and is to-day, a- a man, the
nr.sr liked r.urroii
in the state. 1). It. Anthony is a govern
ment raihoad director, was postmaster
some twelve years, and his been pretty
well cared lor most or the time. W-ird
Jlurlingamo has a good government clerk
ship, not hair whit his merits demand, but
enough to show that he has recognition in
court circles. .lake Stotler has had tips and
downs, imt has been for some years decid
ly up, and i, as the Kansas City newspaper
boys s.iy "a mightv niee old man.' Itakcr.
Anthony ami the two Martins are rich.
Upon this whole, Kau-as has done pretty
well by her uew-p.iper men.
Up tin way there is but little news to
write, except a little llurry now and then
in politics Prohibition has ceased to ex
cite or move the tn.isscs. The saloons are
all closed in I.iwrence. The university i.s
pro-pel oil, and will soon graduate some
fifty sttidcuts. The city itseiris having a
decided boom, and never looked better or
brighter than now. The ltismarck (air this
fall promise to be a
great preparation being made already
Three miles of iron ror the street cars have
arrived and the cars will run to the fair
grounds by the time the exposition com
mences. Mr. Hrnry 'lisdale, the pioneer
stage man ol Kaua and who has the
finest hou,se built In the State, is building
the street railway. This insures the suc
ccx or the enterpi ie Irom tins start.
The president of tho lair association.
Slate Senator Aller, or Leavenworth, is a
candidate for Lieutenant-Governor. lie
has served the people of Leavenworth ami
the State ery successfully in the Senate, is
an excellent parliamentarian, i an accom
plished gentleman, and will make a cry
popular presiding ollieer of the Senate if
elected lieutcuant-goerniir. The north
ern and eastern portions of the Suite give
him assurance or a cordial and united sup
port. KlCKIXG illKD.
Cal Sharpnack, of (ipum townhip,
brought to the. city yesterday and disposed
of to our butchers three cry choice car
lings (coming two) steers, which aggre
gated in weight 'J.790 pound. They
brought five cents per pound.
Messrs. !!. T. Groom and K. M. Seidell,!
who wintered .i lot o1' ICiiiluesy breeders'
in this iciui! list n inter pacd thiough j
tlif i t a ! dajs j.,i. :m( aro now at ;
Dodge City srr.uiuiug logo to the Diamond
ranch, in the Panhandle cotinin. They j
tel graphed to panics in this citvvcsteitlay i
to have their baggage shipped to Dodge,
whcicthej will be joined by their wie
and several other Iriends before proceeding
to the Panhandle.
Two hundred tliousnnJ feet of Southern
pine lumber for falo at car load rates.
Contractors, r.mnera and :ll in want ol
lumber can now buy it at cot and car
riage. AIo one car load of oak. This
lumber l well c.ioncd, air4 cannot be
matched in grailp by any yard in the cily.
YartU at PiamonJ Mills.
7-1 11. K. Konnr.ns.
THE CRISIS REACHED IN LOU
ISIANA. MORE ABOUT GENERAL
The Baptists' Missionary Work.
THE PRESBYTERIAN GENERAL
Washington, May 26. The majority
report of the eomniitce on elections
unseats McKinlcy and declares Wal
lace entitled to the scat. The minority
report confirms the rights of the sit
ting member. Speeches were made
by Mcsscrs Turner of Georgia and
Adams of New York in support of the
contester's case, and by Mcsscrs Hep
burn and Robertson of Kentucky, and
K. B. Taylor of Ohio in support of the
contestce. Mr. Koberlson is the onlv
democratic member of the committee
on elections who signed the minority
report, ami he appealed to his side of
the house not to scat McKinlcv, as lo
do so it would have to vote contrary
to law and the facts in the case.
Pending further debate the matter
went over for the present.
Iurefercncc to the communication
from the houce committee on ways
and means asking for Secretary Fol
ger's opinion of the administration's
position on the Hewitt tariff bill, Mr.
Ilcwit received a letter from the
M; - ' -
retarv endorsing his plan. Thi
dcrs it more than likclv that such
cliangc8 in the law as are recommend
ed in the report will receive the :-auc-tion
of the house.
Ueprcseiitative Frank Hurd says
there will certainly be an cflorl made
thi. season to extend the free, list by
the addition of lumber and coal.
Mr. lleuford introduced a bill appro
priating $500,000 for the erection of a
home for disabled soldiers of the Con
federate armv at Fredericksburg, Va.
The bill was referred
and the house
Bills responded favorably and
nlaccd tmou calandcr: Iv Mc Mellon,
f tlm iiiiliir-irv pi imniit t (; In lirnvifli i
fin- nvn ;.illitinii:il assneiatn Justices
of the stiiireme court of Dakota. Far -
lev stated this was not a unaniimous cn. trrant.concermng the authorship
report and at the proper time he j of letters which Fish said Grant had
would give reasons for his objections, written him. Fish said he did not
IlyVet, of tho committee on reolu- , believe Gen. Grant had denied having
tious lo authorize the appointment of j written the letters in question, ashe,
commissioners bv the President' to run i '!, now had them in his possession,
and make boundary lines between por-j He would, however, refuse, for the
tious of the Indian territory and Texas I present, to make them public, except
in connection with similar commissi-1 as to their general scope, which he
oners to be appointed bv the Slate , bad already disclosed,
of 'I exas. ' Reporters wcro unable to get any
Logan 'returned from the judiciary authorized statement from Gen.
committee a bill heretofore" passed I Grant, or from his counselor, regard -bv
the senate cxlciiditijr, until Decern- i"g the allegation made by Fish, of
her 'Jilt, 1881, duration of lhe court ol
Alabama claims with the recommen
dations that the senate concur in the
house amendment extending time one
year longer. . On the vote to concur
Havard called for the vcas and nays
which reFultfd : yeas 2'J, nays 11). So j
the senate concurred in the amend-,
ment of the house extending the term !
of lhe court to December :Ust, 1SS.").
Plumb from the committee on Pub-'
lie Lands, reported favorably the bill
to forfeit unearned land grants of the
Atlantic & Pacilierailro.nl and reserve '
the same for selt'eiueuct.
Senator Garland from the commit-,
tee on Judiciary, reported favorably I
Senator Slater's resolution ollered
some days since, modified mj a to re
quest, the president to communicate to
the senate any information possessed
by him or the executive department '
concerning the appoint ment of com- i
mis'sioners since July 4th, 1877, in res
pect to examined section ol the
Northern Pacific railroad and the ac
ceptance of Mich sections and the dates
of acceptance, and whether patent-:
for the lands had been issued to said
company in respect to any part of the
road completed since July, -1, 1877, and
if so, to what extent and whellii'r any
public hinds are now reserved lrom
sale or other disposal by reason of the I
building of said road, or any part of
it. Placed on the calendar. I
Senator lngalls roporled to the Sen-1
ate to-day, lrom the committee on
Judiciary a substitute for the joint
resolution, introduced by Senator
Jackson, proposing an amendment to
the constitution in relation to terms of
ollico of president, and yice-presid-nt
The amendment provided for in
lngalls' substitute is as follows:
Article 2. The executive power
shall be vested in the president of the
United Slates of America. j
The president and vice-president
hereafter elected shall hold their ollices
for lhe term o'six ytar.: but the pres
ident shall not be re-elected, nor s'tnll
the vice-president he eligible lo the
othce of president it lie shall exercise., ,;
tho same in eac of vacancy therein,
The Utah bill was then placed before
the senate and Senator lloar proceed
ed to speak in its favor.
After speaking a few minutes Hoar
ieldcd to enable the Mexican pension
bill to be taken up. It was discii-ei-d
at great length, but without action,
anil it went over until to-morrow.
Senator Brown o ire red the following
amendment, to that bill: That volun
tary intercourse of married persons
with one of tho opposite sex, not hus
band or wife of such named person,
in proper caes, as
common law, grant uivorre iroui iicu
anil board in mihI diftnet, territories !
or other places subject to exclusive
common law, grant divorces from bed
iuridiclion of the
Pittsburg, May 26. President Pvde
was attack d this morning by a severe
pain in hi side. He sought icliefby
chloroform and took an overdose.
Mi physicians to-niulit anticipate his
recovery in a ie uay. l u.n uieu a.
statement of his b.mic alLiirscttiiivH be
made, and many undefined rumors
arc afloat. The bank officer general
ly wore atonished by the suddenly
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St. Louis, May 26. The Miouri
Lead & Oil Company's work in this
city have been purchased by what is
known as the White Lead Pool, aud
will soon be closed up. Thi company
manufactured about four thousand
tons of white lead annually, and its
discontinuation will reduce the pro
duction sixty per cent. The price
paid for the works was $336,000.
which is said to bo $150,000 more than i
they were actually worth. ,
sliall be eatisc ami only catie for abso- -n j..iv overvi1.lt t.v u!cre m pci,I delegation to tfie National Republican burned district covers an area of about
lute divorce from the bonds of mar- rnr -' ' convention at Chicago left on a spec- four acres, ami is strewn with the
riagc in District of Columbia or in j.fimiU(i .trcu'th ',5i weakeuin" I train this anernoon via Central wreck of thirty-two massive iron
territories of the United States, and J)C;n .,i,i0ri,"cti by Vrthur although Union Pacific and Chicago & North- tanks. Nothing but a pile of debris
any other place subject to excltiMve nnrcj:,jent wn"not "reativ bcuefit- western. The delegation ami partv marks the spot wiierc the exten-ivc
iurisdiction of the United States. . i1.... .:... i i...:.?a ., ;.. number tbirtv-five. The Nevada del- works were erected. The loss will cx-
Detroit, May 26. At the meeting of
the Foreign Missionary Union it was
voted to begin missionary work on the
Congo river at a cost of $50,000 per
annum. The society meeting of the
Home Mission for the United States
commenced this morning. The great
church was crowded. Reports show
the receipts to be tho largest in tho
society's history, 401,632. The so
ciety has workers among Americans,
bcrmans, Danes, bcanutnavians,
French, Mexicans, Chinese, Welch and
Negroes ; 644 missionaries, 143 church
es organized. The society has 1,599
churches, 748 Sunday schools, 17 col
leges, universities or institutes that
are corporatcd in the South for
frccdmcu and Indians. These have
school property valued at over $600,
000. The scholars number 2,829, 400
students for the ministry and 82 teach
ers. Jew missions are to be opened
PREPARATIONS HAVE BEGUN.
Chicago, May 26. Preparations aro
rapidly being made for the national
tional republican convention, which
convenes Tuesday of next week. Uou.
John C. New ami lion. John A. Mar
tin, of the national committee, have
been busy since their arrival in giving
instructions for completing arrange
ments for press and telegraph com
panies. The space for tho press being
limited, provision can only be made
for daily newspapers and such papers
as require work will be given space.
j Representatives of such papers should
be sure to come armed with credcu-
' tials from some oflicc, as the associat-
1 ed press is prepared to make verbatim
report of the proceedings and give
a liberal descriptive matter. lhe
press win uc tnorougniy siippucu in
the regular way. The headquarters
of the sub-committee of the national
committee is at the Palmer house.
FISH'S BOND APPROVED.
New York, May 26. Tho bonds
men of .las. D. Fish were approved by
Commissioner Shields, this afternoon,
and qualified in the following
amounts : " .Fas. E. Ward, Ward &
Co., Havana Steamship Line, $15,000;
Francis C. Reed, lawyer, $1,500 ; Da
vid Hirsch, tobacco manufacturing
company, $7,500. Fish theu took his
departure accompanied by his friend.
ISufore he left the building he was
! shown a statement in the evening
, per, purporting to bo a denial, by
the Marine Bank, that he had letters
1 lrom ucn. Grant assuring Inmol gov
ernment contracts, and that Graut and
"Ward were genuine friends. Gen.
Grant asserts that he will show in a
day or two that Fish's statement is
cither entirely lalse.or so misrepresents
and so unions actual lacis as to oc
Xew York, May 2C John Carpen
ter, an ex-convict, murdered his wife
at ."55. Third avenue, this afternoon,
jie alo probably killed his sister-in-law.
Delia Ambrose, and attempted to
kill himself. Carpenter is an Irishmau
50 years of age, and was a policeman
of s nne local note in tho days of
Tweed, lie nerved time in the peni
tentiary for assaulting his wife, and
when he came from prison, he follow
ed Mary Lion, whom ho had mistaken
for his wife, into St. Francis Xaviers
church and stabbed the young woman.
For this crime he served live years in
the state prison, which place he left
six weeks ago. This forenoon Mrs.
Carpenter and her sister went out
shopping. While crossing Third ave
nue at Twenty-sixth street, Delia rec
ognized Carpenter as he appeared
knife in hand. Delia stepped between
him and his wife, when Carpenter
rushed at her and plunged the knife
twice into her neck. She screamed
and fell to the sidewalk. Mrs. Car
penter ran into Michae' Sweeny's sa
loon. Her husband followed her
there, got in by a side door, rushed
upon hi wife, throw her to the lloor
aud plunged the knife into her body
several limes. The woman was killed
on the spot. Carpenter then deliber
ately lay down on the lloor beside the
dead body and stabbed himself twice
in the abdomen.
Erie. Pa., May 26. The Dispatch of I
this city will print to-morrow the re- I
suit of a thorough canvass of New S
York tate bv congressional districts, ,
similar to iti'caiivass of last February. '
The question wa5 who can carry New '
York? Beplies were received from !
congressmen, judges, etc., of all the '
republican factions, besides from a
.1,.,. t (,.v tnn.linrr rnnnl.linono
in each congressional district in thel
state. The Dispatch llnils Edmunds
leading in the first, second, third,
fourth, tilth, twelfth and thirtieth
flicivitc Arflmrili thocivtli CPVPIltli
cishth. ninth, tenth, eleventh, thir-'
tcenth, eighteenth aud thirty-second, '
and Blaine id the remaining seventeen .
listricts. It sums im Hip r.'siill lhn: '
A "marked tisrhtcning of political lines,
I'he lessor C!ididate.sare '
llroppctl. Lhlcolu U a pr
,,ark ,10l,;c. The lllainc sent!
fil, glroI1!, witU a ,rrowiug
sentiment is '
amonu' all cl.isc5 that anv of these
lenliiiir men m noil the vote of the '
New Orleans, May 25. The Presby
tetian ireneral assembly has adjourned
sine die. Anions the last business
fraternal letter sent to the
northern assembly teeming with the
kiudlust sentiments but expressing a
firm determination to adhere to the
portion taken by the last assembly
with rcsrard to the mode of correi-
pondence. A letter to the .same our- J
port was sen t ;o u,e genera, Sj nou. j
r..-.v fipiMns i-.v- os Th Tn.
cut to the general svnod.
Democrats Howard, Ala., special j
W v a-aasj. .'a.ui a v .av a xrn- a
says: L. A. Camerou, a son of John
D. Cameron, a highl y respected citi
zen, now residiug ai Shorters, was
a-sassinated last night. Young Cam
eron was in the employ of his father
in the timber business, and while in a
logcHinp wasnreu upon tnrougn tne
literallv riddled with
TROUBLE IN LOUISIANA.
New Orleans, May 26. A Times
Democrat New Iberia special says the
crisis here is fast approaching, and the
outlook is ominous; numbers of Fon
tillin's adherents are marching about
the streets at night, shouting and
singing, "We'll hang Judge Gates
on a sour apple tree," and firing pis
tols. "Women and children arc ter
rorized. The only subject discussed
is the imminent conflict. Fontillpn's
adherents maintain an armed garrison
at night in the court house and during
the day there is a large crowd of his
supperters in the immediate neighbor
hood. Judge Gates, supported by
merchants and educated people, aro
also prepared for the struggle. They
have established their arsenal about
two squares from the court house and
have organized a body of men. A well
armed militia company will be formed
aud will be ready at a moment's call.
Judge Fontillon stated to-night that
no matter what might come Judge
Gates would never preside at thi3
term of court, lie said that even if
the militia were sent here it would
not alter the condition of things.
Judge Gates would never preside.
Sherifl-EIect Vernon presented his
bond to the deputy clerk of the
county, the clerk being absent. The
deputy said he could not certify to the
bond," and that it might take his
house two months to do it. Judge
Gates' friends have determined to tel
egraph the government the situation,
so that every step might be within the
law. Troops will be asked for now,so
they may reach here "Wednesday evc
iug. The Picayune-News special says:
Fontillin's faction is in possession of
the court house. The officers elect
have presented their bonds to the
clerk of the court, signed by the best
citizens, and the same have been re
fused. Trouble is expected to-morrow,
and the struggle, from tho indi
cations, will be hot, as there is bad
blood on both sides, and the
uieut is very high.
' from a number of states. Kcports
Milwaukee, May 2G S. 11. oea- j si,owe, ti10 clutrch iucrensin in nuin
nian, secretary of the' national mil- ( hers and prospects.
lers' association, nas prcpareu ior mu (
use of members of the asociatlou a
report ou the present condition and
outlook of the wheat crop, as com
pared with the same for 1883,
compiled from replies to 3,000 circu
lar inquiries, sent to the milling fra
ternity and others. Tho conclusion
reached by the reports is that
the present outlook is very promis
ing, taken as a whole, with indications
that the yield for 1881 will approxi
mate that for 1882, should no unfor
sccn misfortune happen between now
Toledo, May 25. A telegram from
Bowling Green says George Anderson,
a farmer, aged 75, was beaten to death
this morning with a hickory cauc by
his wife, aged C5. His head was
beaten to a jelly. Mrs. Anderson is a
large, powerful woi.ihu aud has been in
the iuaane asylum twice, and was evi
dently insaue when the deed was
done." She has a brother, David Phil
lips, now in tho insane asylum at Co
lumbus, who killed Charles Luiidy sev
eral years ago, while insane. Mrs. An
dcrsou was lodged in jail here.
Pittsburgh, May 26. In tho gen
eral synod of Reformed Presbyterians
to-day the report of the secretary of
foreign mission was received aud
the funds in his possession ordered to
be placed in the Fdelity aud Trust in
surance company of Philadelphia.
Itcv. W. J. Colemau, secretary of the
national reform association, made an
earnest appeal for support of the
cause for which ho is laboring, and
a committee was appointed with
power to act and report. The report
of the committee on decipliuc created
an animated discussion. The report
condemned the pcrnsious liquor tartlic
licensed by the government, and pro
vided for" the ex-comuiuuication of
such church members as deal in spiri
tuous liquors or rent property to sa
loon keepers. The last clause cn
co u n ted strong oppositiou, but after
alcughty and heated debate the re
port was unanimously adopted. The
synod then adjourned.
New Orleans, May 25. The Pica
une's Conshatta special says: The
heaviest rains on record have fallen
here during the past ten davs and the
river is higher than for a number of!
years. Crops are suffering and hands
arc unable to work. All the creeks
and bayous of any consequence are
swelling into immense proportions
and planters aud business men arc
vtrv much discouraged.
Washington, May 24.-lhe Post will
to-morrow print interviews with
J-''gl'ty-two democra ic members of the
ho"S? of representatives in support of
tno demand that a clear and explicit
statement of principles absolutely
committing the democratic party tor
lhe ? .,f revenue leform m the
presidential canvass, shall be made by
the ChlCagO COIlVCntlOn of Jlllv. ,
An'K th?sc interviewed are Car-
lisle, Morrison, Hewitt, Rosecraus,
II ii. id. Slocuni. Cox. of New York:
Hohnan, Buckner and Blackburn. The j
latter savs they look to the convention
ra vindication of the contest made
" session ior tarn rciorm.
OFF FOR CHICAGO.
. San Francisco, May 26. California
egation will be taken aboard enroute; j
two humlreil excursionists accompany i
Philailelplua, 3lay 'Jo. I he follow-1
iug were recommended by the M. E. t
General Conference and elected trus
tees of the Methodist Episcopal
church for the term to expire in 1892:
Luke Hickcock, Chas. W. Ketcham
and Earl Crunstory; Messrs. W. B.
llonuers, A. Cumbach, R. M.Toigney:
report accepted. Report of the com
mittee on Episcopacy recommend
thc establishment of Episcopal resi-'
uences at iosiou, jcw xotk, iiiua-
delphia, Washington, Cincinnati, Chi-
r? t : s? ... c -i, w:
. Deg Moincg-;Dcn ver
and Buffalo. Motion made to sub-ti-
""? xopesa ior muiaio
Chicago, May 26. The Intcrnation-
.1 ..;rn.. innmnni.ni will hofHt, h.or
-- i-o V" ,
to-morrow ami continue
'Purses aggregating four thousand dol
lars arc otfered. The National Sports
men s association will be formed to
BRITISH GRAIN TRADE.
London, May 26.-The Mark Lane
Exprcas in its weekly review of the
British grain trade say : The pleas
ing sunshine has smiled on the wheat
fieKls the past week, which arc grow
ing nneiy. a warm raintaii is desired.
The prices of breadstuffs is drooping.
Except for the finest white, wheal is
to-day slow. Maize is 6carce and one
shilling dearer. Oats are also one
shilling dearer. There i3 but little do
ing in the off-coast market. There
have been two arrivals, three cargoes
sold, two withdrawn and three re
main to be sold. The sales the past
week aggregate 58,057 quarters at 38
shillings, against 66,220 quarters at
43 shillings 7 pence for the corres
ponding week of last year.
In the Presbyterian general assem
bly a resolution relating to the act of
the southern assembly in discontinu
ing correspondence bv debate was
discussed at great length aud finally
tabled. The committees submitted
final reports aud were discharged.
The committees submitted reports,
which were adopted urgiug aid for
the Nez Perce Indians. The resolu
tion was adopted. Contributions
wcro asked for the proposed John
Calvin centennial to be held at Wash
ington City in 1886.
To-night unfinished business was dis
posed of by a committee appointed by
thc customary committee. The as
sembly then "adjourned to meet at
Cincinnati on the third Tuesday in
New York, May 26. The insolvent
i-chedulo of "Wm." Pinckuev show lia
bilities $177,000; nominal assets $217,
000; actual assets $43,000.
New York. May 26. The annual
excite- ; niectiny of the Hecksite Quakers be
gun to-day. Delegates were present
Baltimore. May 26. The African
M. E. general conference to-day,
would not permit bishops to select
their districts for the next quadren
nial, but assiguedthem to the new
Episcopal districts, respectively, in
the order named.
Bishops It. II. Con, Bishop Wm.F.
Dickinson, Bishop J. J. Campbell.
Bishop John M. Brown, Bishop Wm.
Turner, Bishop J. A. Shoncr, Bishop
Dr. A. Payne, Bishop T. D. Wood
and Bishop" A. W. Wayman.
INDIAN OUTBREAK FEAc-ED.
Minneapolis, May 26. The Jour
nal's Miles City special says Jack Mor
ris the cowboy who shot Iron Heart,
a Cheyenne chief, Mirrendercd. He
claitnes lie was acting in self defense.
The Indians threaten to take to the
war path. Women aud children arc
coming in from the reservation in
Detroit May 26. In a saloon quar
rel about a woman John Hickey killed
Theo Britton and James Considita,
who also were in a light. He was ar
rested. All were sporting men:
Utica.May 26 Chas. Turner, -C.
Caswell and Morris Caswell were
drowned at Crogan by the capsising
of a raft.
Augusta, Maine, May 26. The Ken
nebec Journal authoritatively denies
that Senators Hale and Frye arc op
poped to Blaine's nomination for the
Chicago, May 20. The Daily News,
Dcnison, Iowa, special says: the
Crawford county bank which has
been considered "one of the strongest
in the western part of the state closed
its doors this morning. Assets and
liabilities not known.
, U Cleveland, .
AT rillLAPEI-rilt v .
1 Athletics ...
4 1 llaltimorcs. .
AT NEW TOllK.
S I Itoston
AT I! W CITY.
I llay City.
Detroits. . ..
N'ew York. . .
OVER THE OCEAN.
Paris, May 2o. MarieCohunbicr has
been sentenced to three months' im
prisonment and a line as the author of
the book entitled "Sarah Barnum.''
THE LACROSSE TEAM.
London, May 26. The Americans
defeated the Yorkshires to-day in a
game at LaCrosse.
M.rwW- Mini Knnkpv- closed a success
ful meeting at Crevilon to-day and will j
sail for America July S.
THE BIG FIRE.
Philadelphia, May 26. The big fire
at the Alliand refinery company's
works, whifth started Friilav nilit, is
. .... ...n- :.... - i,
ur aiiauv oiinniiir n-uu ui,
cecd $600,000. The work of re-builu-
mg tlie ucstroyca worK- win oecuiu-
menced at once.
THE CITY COUNCIL.
The citr council met in reabr -c-ioa
lat evening, all the members beius pre-ent ,
except the mayor. Couacilman ZiBimerly
occupied the chair.
The committee on licence reported, re-
commended the buiine mrn of the city to ,
call a nu mecttnp at
which to consider
the propriety of acm;
tax. This brought forth a
sion, and occupied a brre portion of the
the e'.eniuj. Finallr thi report wa adopt
ed. A Urge number of bill were audited.
Several idewall. and other petition
were presented and referred to rrppercom
The only thing done of a psrtlenlarly in-
tere.Uns character wa the unanimon
aaopuon oi an oruinance requincE rcrcous
to desist from placing any dirt, filth, nib-
bish or other matter in the rutter ajons
Doaglu aqenuc or Main itreetxnd ankln
the offens fineablc In any sura from i2
TINANPF ANfl COMMERCE.
J NNINbt AINU UUmiVlLnbL.
..S5 OOfiW 50
. . 3 25S on
4 IXXZi tU
Fat cows and heifers ...
Kat shipping hogs, best
siock ami ieoumg nogs..
...A 00g4 40
Sheep 3 003 50
Wholesale, lie tall.
Potatoes. irlm Gotos 73tol00
Potatoes, new, ier peck
New York Money Market.
Xkv York, May2J, lvM.
Money Easy at 1J ? cent.,
Puimu .Mercantile I'ai-kk 5' I't cent.
Steklinu Exciivnge Hankers Mils lower
at 81.83', ; tlemaiul, 913V
Government 11o.nis Lower for ri'itmterui
4 Scents, and llrm for other issues.
olnj;are uie numaiions;
U S. 4;-icr-ccnta
State SnciriiiTiKS Quiet .
Railway IJonus. Strong.
Mlsaonri Pacific fi's humls
Hannibal St. JoEt'ih bonds,. .
Central Pacific stocks
Chicago & Alton
Chicago, Itnrlington & Quiiiey.
Denver A Itio Grande
Hannibal A St. Josi-ph
InnnibalASt Joseph lirefonvil (asked) .. . &,
lisBOuri Pacific "Wf
N'ew York Central.
Kansas City Live Stock.
Kansas City. May !, I?S.
The Uve-S!ock Indicator reports:
Cvttlk lleceipts, 1.174; market weak and
.VylCc lower; native steers, ut3 to 1,311 lbs,
8.".50Si.0-" ; stockers, feeders and cows un
changed. Hor.s Receipts, C.ttlS ; market weak ami
Sfrllic lower; lots averaging I'.O to 31T lbs,
sold at 83.20S$.".; hulk at 5.23$.1.3.;.
SiiEKi- Ueccipts, 311; iiathet averaging
91 lb gold at l.K).
St. Louis Grain and Produce.
St. Loch, May 25, HM.
Flock Market unchanged.
Wiikat Mirket for cash. May and .June low
er; other opti n: !wer. N'o. 2red, $1.11); for
cash and May; 1.IH June; !l,l,'!!r,!,' July;
0IS&1J Aujrnst ; WOISc year.
Corn- Market higher Imt lnactie. r.2J,'Mc
cash ; Sltfs51?j May ; .MMMS June ; ,'..i'r..S'c.
July; .VtV4S,Vc Ati-rugs 41'c jear
Oats Market higher hut very glow ; SWi,Sli(r
ca3h;.1J.i bid Juun-; 'i hid July.
ll r. Nominal .
it viii.KV Dull at f.KtS0c.
Lkai Market (nlet at 3.53.
Kuns Market unchanged.
Fi.AXSi.hr Nominal at 91. W.
I'.itAN Lower ; Tl'a,T.'c at mill.
Coiix-meal Firm at $"5.03.
Wiu-hKV Steady at SI .OS.
l'novisio.vs Dull ; only a email jobbing
Kfciiits Flour, 5,000 barrels; wheat, 21,
0 bushels ; com, I7,lw bushels ; oats, 31, 0U)
bushels.; rje, l.ii'W bushels ; barley, 2,MJ
SiiirjiKN-TS Flour, l,(xW barrels; wheat,
bushels; corn, ssi.wio bushels; oats,'
IV) bushels ; rye, ; barley, .
St. Louis Live Stock.
Sr. Louis, May 20, IsSI.
Cattlk lleceipts, 2,000 ; shipments, l,s)0:
market nctitc and strong; exports, to.tofxi.73; ,
good tn choice ghipplng, $V.M6i.30 5 common
... . ..!!... O lii.. ". .. .(n.l Aim find fi....!.... !
IM JllCUlUIi., . tunn-.e. , run m to urn. .-..'' ...,
T5 7.".ftr',.25 ; coro-fed Texniis, $3.2353.73 ; grass
fed Texahs, 81 731.73.
Siikki Keceipts, loo; shipments, 2.20l.
demand exceeds supply; clipped nathes, S3 so
(,:. 30 ; Texans, $.S.Wft I S3.
Chicago Grain nnd P.-odncc.
C'mcjKio. Mar 21,
Whk it In good demand. The market open
ed weak and ,'a'c lower, fell '.fi'jc more,
rallied, and closed V3'.,'c over Saturday's
prices. Mav, K3(H;5;ic, closing nt tflfciMJ'ic ; '
June. :-,'riV;c. closing- at ."7J.C : .Julr. bn",
Eggs. .' : l- i-;;i5
BUtter , litolS lsto20
Cheese.... IT a
Lanl 10 "
Chickens, per lh 6 8
Chickens, per dozen.... . , -.50 each, 3
Itacon . , 10 1
Shoulders Wi 121.'
Hams H !
Corn meal 1 "' 1 2u
Flour, high patent 3 5)
Flour, patent -!
Flour, XXXX &'-
Flour XXX .-T
Cbopfertl Vgl 00
Milling wheat M
Shipping wheat -'""Vi.?
MARKETS BV TELEGRAPH.
3irEHf::'"S:;:UtK Loul Sells U, Plus IuuuR,Mif: (Eidk.
hcthe and Hrmer; owned weak and ?c lower, W ' ' '
closing lir over aturday'x pnees. Cacli. Ml,
i3l,Vc, closing at rl(nMlcx May .Vt,m."ll4F,
closing at St'.c; .Inly, 35,'iy.ViJj, cl'jsiiiK at
.v.c; -u, 0ir-ssA'c, cioing ai ..-:.
Oat4 Market Rtcnily ami active; casIi,S)'tbr
Sir ; Mav, .loVft.-Ri'.c. : June, ,' (a.11 'c, cli-in-at
n'r, ; .July, SICiSIc, eloslmr at 31. ;
August an dyear, -c
Kvj. Quiet at fil;c '
ISaislev Dull atic
l'i.xx-r.r.i ilrpi at 1 .rji j
I'ohk Market Uiet ; tell 1WJ13C, cioslnsr '
steadv. Casli, $U73; June. 41.10 1- U,
closing atais IVj.1-.3h; .Inly, l".l-ii&,ls M,
clnMng at $H bvL.Zli ; Atigu-it, I &
ls.l, cloing at ai fxuli I2J ; year J3 WVt
13 yi. .
Laud Fair demand, VaT'jC lower, 'losing
steady. Cash, Mtf,ft.''ii; May, A3 WJi ;
dune, S' IOiS.I7.';, cloning at i IVdh.lTJi ;
lulv, $ .T,(s 37,, Cloning at l'.3u 3i, ;
Augnt, SH UHa.ii.olii, closing at $ !H, ; Jear,
ISixK Me.vt Market nt'-ady f-honlders.
SO 13 j short ribs, in 13 ; clear tides, ?S .33.
Rcnr.B Weak. Creamery, lt6.
HECEir-TjH-Flour, ll,f barrels ; wheat, r3,
(ibu&heN; corn, cl.ono bushels ; oat 313,frt
bubel ; rye, 3,:-fi0 bushcli ; barley, 13.W)
SinrjiKT Flonr, 10,n barrels; wb-at,
TH.Ono bushel ; corn, 2II.r bcshcls : oats,
Kl.CO bushels; rje, 32,jo bnthels ; barley,
Wheat SScJnne ; Wc-Ioly ; Wie Angcft
Cex 534.C .lone ; 37c July ; ijc AugUkt
Oat Firmer. 31",e June; 3Jc Joly; -!Uc
Fork I one rose Kc and July ami Angat Uz
Laiu Firm and 1 ;c higher.
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, ilay37. 11.
Tit Drwtr't Jovnvit rel-ortij :
Hoc IleciU. !,; shiprcenti. l,7(i;
si x.V7S: U?ht bteon yrades, M.J0fc'. 7i;
eklp, 3 IZAi.w
CAT-rrr. ReeeJtit. r.Vftz. shiument)). A.Cmij
market brisk for Wt but leur jrrade ltkICc
lowers KsxmT.t. W. Ur, 75 ; pottl to cbotc .
(Jiippin?. 'tiVrifi toi coaimon to nliam, i
ilaxiil'Oi 2-ra.-fsl Tfelafl. i sS t7 1
com-fed Tan, 5 ; IS. i
Sltocr llerivl. I.owi; hiprDnU, -A
i;ot; inienor v inr, i;..wof-..u;
rnehaai to Ro4, S.7j&J.M; eboic to extra,
The Jvuracl't llvcrirxl rb!" y
. Cttu-M srket treak but aiewJy ; bt-rt Amer
ican li cent.
nnr- Americis teIy t lsl7c.
boarder et rwideaM
tf Georre Kun. rt tide of l!rk-i t
Si ctoor oath of Oatral are.
"ASTini Hoarder by day ot trtV, -rih
or wliboBt TWra- Iicireat -et titie
bt KoeTSb arcDW brfxtitt rtrst aad Mrit. ur
ofW.4 EOiof.1, vi'.h iitCarab liro. 7-lr
Ki;htJo: ou Central arenu at W) each. t
V.assnut. & lion.
SOL. H. KOHS, PmMnt.
A. W- OLIVES. Viw-Prw't.
WICHITA NATIONAL BANK,
S. II KOIKV, A. W. OLIVEU, M. W. LEVY, 8. T. TUTTXE,'
X. F. XIKDERLAXUER, W. It. TUCKER. JOHN DAVIDSON.
LARGEST CAPITAL STOCK
Do a General Banking, Collecting & Brokerage Business.
Eastern and Foreign Exchange bought and sold.
U. 6. Bonds, of all denominations, bought and sold.
1-tf County, Township and jfunicipal Jlonds bought.
II. T.OMKAKD. Jr.. President.
JAS. I.. I.OMIIAKD. Vice-Prea't.
Kansas State Bank.
Paid-up Capital, ----- 52,000
J. P. ALLEN,
CEO. E. SPALTON,
lieeeive Deiosits, JTake Collections,
act a Oeneotl Banking Business.
JKSCr, IMTOS & CO.. 32 Wlllln.ii- St., X. V.
ItLACKSTOXK NATIONAL BANK. Iloston.
Kansas National Bank.
loans Money at Lowest Bates.
issues Sight Drafts on all parts of Europe,
Buys and Sells Gov't and Municipal Bond.,
J'aus Interest on Time Deposits.
Any Amount of
To Loan on desirable REAL ESTATE-Uier FAUMS or CITV IMSUI'KIITV.
3T Connect imt Bates of Interest. 3
L. DYEK, It. II. ROYS, SAM'L IIOUCIv, KOBT. E. LA WICEKQE
II. W. LEWIS, President. A. A. HYDE, Caller.
J. C). Oavid.son, Pres. S. L. Davidson. Vice-Pre. U. L. Davidson, S:'y.
The Davidson L.oan
PA TD-UP CAPITAL,
Money Always on Hand. to Loan on
OFFICE WITH CITI.KNS ItANIC, Northwest
Corner Mnln btrei-t nnd Ifcuiglni Avenue, i
Bank of Commerce.
(HATrii:i.D A HAItTLKV.)
Loans Money on Real Estate, Personal, and Chattel Securities.
Becoivcs Deposits, Timo and Demand, at Interest.
Buys and fells exchanye; makes collections; negotiates municipal txnuh,
and transacts banking in all its branches.
Xo. 17 Douglas Avenue, ------ Wichita, Kmiiih.
K'lDOr.ri! IIATFIKLD, I'recldent.
It. D AI.I.KN, Vice I're.ldent and Kxamliier.
C W.HIIAIIAM, Auditor.
WICHITA LAND AND
OFFICE IN BANK OF
V7'ics:i,rj., .- - -
X. W. Cor. Main St.
Y. K. STANLEY,
ThecaidUl stock ofthe bant Is one hiindrrd tiioutftbd dolUrt, elxty thmmiol dollsra of which
i owned by N'ew Kngland capiUlisU and sarlngs tank who rrtreet orer i million '!!
Ir, lvlng the Institution burking eUl to any bunking boat In the Mate.
The bank will receive deioiU, buy nl ll foreign and dorr:etlr eirbange, mi Umhr, iel
(Ioagrseral banking lm.fns We shall odtor to trort ll lusine Btru.lel Uu Jn
manner, and ujion terms, satisfactory Uxxir rnUmier. and witclta ha of the jciMIc J-tronage
.1 O IKtrillHOy. Vrflilmt.
s j. iKtrttmoy, rtei'm't.
Lombard Mortgage Co.,
- IN KANSAS STATE
.fouih'trett Corner of Main
COME AND GET HATES, OK TALK LOAN&
GEO. E- SPALTON. Secretary,
N0RTHEBN AHD SOUTHERN PINE LUMBER!
fficc and Yard Wt Ead of Uoui'l.
M. W. LKVT. Ouhlcr
WALKKB, AMt. GuMtr.
OF ANY BANK IN THE STATE.
L. D.SK1NSEK, Cahlr.
GKO. E. SPAI.TOX, Au'lOuhltr.
II. C. DAY,
L. I). SKIXXEIt.
Buy and Sell Exchanye, and trans
NATIONAL HANK OF AMKIUCA, Chicago.
IIKKCHANT-.' NAT'L HANK, Kanta City.
30 MAIN STREET.
BANKING A SPECIALTY.
- - - - $(50,000.
Improved Farms and City Proporty,
COM.MF.UCK U( OMS.
- - iCAirs-rVS.
K. S. UATKS,
jims c. ttr.nnr. t:t,irr.
Street and IkwyVu Avenue.
EOOES & SXT23TXJ.
Avenue, North Side, Near Bridge