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WICHITA, KANSAS, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 29, 1884.
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THE ELECTION IN DELANO.
Tuc proposition for subscribing ten
thousand dollars to tbo capital stock of the
Wichita & McL'ncrson railroad will be voted
on in Delano township to-day. The desira
bility or this proposed outlet, connection
or link goes without argument. It means
a second or competing line to the mining
regions of the west, as .also another outlet
to Kansas City. The only question we
hare heard raised has been one touching
the ability of the corporation to make good
their part of the contract. Of course if the
road is not built no bonds will be
issued or stock taken. The men
who are working up this franchise assure
us on their word that arrangements fqr
the construction oi the road has been com
pleted long since, and that in the absence
of a black Friday or a gencrat financial re
version, the money for' the rails, ties and
rolling dock will be ready by the time the
bonds are voted and right of way secured.
Personally wc arc into the secrets of the
company no further than above stated
and these have been made known
to every one who has asked It is
thought by some that the Fort
Scott & Wichita arc at the bottom of tho
scheme, and by others that the Union Pa
cific is. Itut wc presume these are mere
surmises. Our own guess would be that
some construction compauy have agreed to
take the subsidies :md put in the road, but
even in this wc may be entirely at sea.
Hut wc do believe Hint the link i an im
portant one to Wichita and Sedgwick
county in that the connection at McPlier
son would place Wichita as near the nioun
tains in tariff rales as is Kansas City
NOT TOO STRONG.
We are in receipt of the first number of
the Wichita Daily Eagle, the new morning
paper just established by .M unlock Bros.
If wc arc allowed to judge Irom the first la
me, Wichita ban reason to congratulate
herself. We have long regarded the same
us the leading weekly of the state of Kan
sas, and to say that the daily is in keeping
with the same is not putting the matter too
strong. Anthony should patronize the
new enterprise, as it will contain all the
press dispatches aud reach here the day of
publication. Anthony Ilep'Mican.
POTENT FOR GOOD.
Yesterday morning for the first time a
bundle of Wichita Daily EaGi.ks were laid
on our table. Kach paper was carefully
scanned in its editorial, local and telegraph
columns, and as a faithful reporter of cur
rent events, vv c are pleated to remark that
Col. Murdock has met the expectations ol
his friends, and given his "fair city" a daily
paper complete in alt essential departments,
in which the people of Wichita may take a
just pride. That a people so intelligent
and enterprising as the people of Wichita
will afford the Kagli: a liberal patronage,
there is no reason to doubt, and henco wc
predict lor the Eagi.k a prosperous career,
potent for good to Wichita, and influential
in the allairs of the State. Ft. Scott Moni
tor. NEVER BEFORE.
On Tuesday morning, May 20, occurred
an event at Wichita that has never before
happened within the Kansas limits of the
Arkansas alley. The daily Eagi.k, four
eight column pages morning associate press
dispatches, and issued Irom an oflicc nearly
metropolitan in equipment, was given to a
public and a patronage ready to heartily
welcome this evidence of the greatest of
southern Kaunas, and the success of the
undertaking will be proof of the greatness,
liesiilc the telegraphic news, which is as
complete as that to be obtained from any
other daily of tin- state, the local matter
will be of much interest to readers here.
Its typographical appearance will entirely
t-atifily the critical printer. Cheney can do
something toward replacing the foundation
of pegs, that ueccssurily is the only support
of such culcrpiiscs in their beginning,
with one ol stone. Tho newspapers of the
world removed w ould leave us open to the
dcrii-ion of all other worlds, but the world
to deride iiuift be a world with novpaperi.
Ity the addition ol one good newspaper not
only is the woi Id's general average raised,
but the benelit to (be community cannot be
measured. This is a Sedgwick county en
terprise, so the patronage that Cheney
gives it will only be helping our?clvcs.
The Wichita Hvgi.u, one ol the best
weekly paper in the slate, has commenced
the publication ot a thirty-two column dai
ly that in many respects has the character
istics of a daisy. Katisat City Ttmtt.
The ichlta Daily Eagi.k is out. It is
an eight-coluinii, handsomely gotten up pa
per with lull associate press dispatches.
That town is, no doubt, pioud of this new
venture and is extending it a handsome
support. Kl Dorado llepuhltean.
The Wichita Daily Eagi.k made Us ap
poarancc last Tuesday morning. It is
bright and newsy. Wc are glad such an
enterprising paper Is published so near
home, and we hope it may meet witli the
success it bo well deserves ITuhane lite
ord. Tho lin-t issue of the Wichita Daily
Kagi.i: alighted In our rooms this, week.
From the high standing of the weekly pub
lication, one would naturally infer that the
new enterprise would be excellent, aud the
issue sill-tains the Inference. We predict
for it a successful career. Arlansat Ctty
The Daily Wichita Eagli: has come to
band It is useless to say it is a handsome
paper. It is an eight-column sheet, aud
has a very healthy appearance as to adver
tisements. A Daily E VGLK is what Wich
ita has long wanted, and wc believe that
enterprising and rapidly growing city will
handsomely sustain the new enture of the
Murdocks." It will doubtless obtain a wide
circulation Emporia Xttet.
About the nicest thing in the new-paper
line wc have iccn in a long time is the
Wichita Daily Evgi.k, the lirst number ol
which appeared Tuesday morning. It is
an eight-column lolio and a perfect model
of neatness. Full telegraphic reports are
given up to the latest hour that associated
pros dispatches are received. Tho Mur
dochs have a reputation ol doing nothing
by hah e, and wc predict lor it a bright
and prosperous career. Those of our peo
ple who wih a morning daily would do
well to examine it and send a trial order.
llelie Plaint After.
The Wichita daily Eagle is the latest ad
dition to the many handsome papers of
Kansas. It is an eight column folio, ele
gantly printed on the best quality of heavy
paper, and when we add that it is published
by M. M. Murdock &Srothcr it goes with
out aigumcnt that it is bound to be a live,
clean, newsy and decent paper, and a1 such
will receive a hearty support. Wilson
The new Wichita Daily Eagi.k has reach
ed us. It is a bird of beauty and w ill bo a
ioy for a loug time, wc hope," to tho Wichi
tauas. and to'Kausaus. The Murdocksknew
whatthcy were doing when they started
it and knew that they had ample chances
to make it succeed. Wc believe it bids
fair to take a place with the leading dailies
of this western country. Douylat Tribune.
The WU-hila Daily Eagi.k has made its
appearincc. thelir-t number having been
issued ou tbeiUli. .t presents a beauti
ful appearance, and is well tilled with tele
graphic and local news. This i certainly a
big thing 'or Wichita, but the Murdock
Ilrolliers have been for six ycurs prt pared
to publish a da. ly, and were only waiting
for the good time that has just arrived.
IU advertising patronage is lar bevond
anything that could be imagined, and the
proprietors are agreeably surprised. Wc
hope the new daily may grow anil prosper,
and that its managers may never regret the
step they have taken." It will certainly
prove a valuable auxiliary to the business
nnd thrift of the town in which it is pub
lished. Stirling Gaztltt.
Wc have seen numerous complimentary
notices in the state press of Marsh Mur
doch's new daily Eagle. We regret that
wc havo not yet been favored with a copy,
but judging from Mr. Mrudock's weekly,
and his well known ability, wo arc very
certain that Ids new daily must be a veri
table "daisy." It will be a valuable ad
dition to the dally press of the state. Zair
renet Daily Rtpublitav.
Programme of Exercises Adopted by the G. A. R.
The Garfield post at their last meeting
arrangned the following programme for
the proper observance of decoration day,
The procession will form at the post
room and march at 1 p. m. sparp.
LINE OF MARCn.
Down Main street to Douglas avenue,
cast on Douglas avenue, to 4th avenne, re
turn by Douglas avenue and Main street
to First, thence to opera house,
OKDEK OP EXERCISES AT OPERA HOUSE.
Prayer by ltev. J. 'D, Hewitt. Song
"God of nations," by pupils of Wichita
conservatory of music. G. A. It. services
ritual. Song "Rest, soldiers, rest," by
pupils of Wichita conservatory of music.
Recitation "Strew floweis o're their
graves," Miss Laura Woodcock. Song
"The battle prayer," by Comrade, G. W.
Arbucklc. Oration lion. J. Jay Buck,
Song Star spangled banner, by Wichita
conservatory of music. . Benediction by
ltev. Bout. . Gurthie, Sr.
Departure for cemetry in conveyances
from opera house. Post reforms at en
entrance to cemetry.
G. A. H. services at Cemetry rilUal.
LIST OF GRAVES.
Uenj. II. lteade, Co. E, 135 Indiana.
Win. Fisher, Co. C, 7tb Ohio cavalry.
Thos. Uaker, Co. C, 3d U. S. cavalry.
Isaac McMurdy, Co. 1, 83d Pennsylvania.
James White, Co. F, 10th Kansas.
11. W. Hunter, Co. B, 44th Indiana.
Henry Anderson, Co. A, 31st Illinois.
Win Bays, Co. 11. Gth Indiana cavalry.
Cuas. E." Warrincr, Co. G, 100 O. V. I.
Julius Jiuikerman; Edward Curran,
Yeager, J. Lcdford, J. Marshall, W. A.
Turner, II. W. Vlgus, Sherwood, E.
A. Pcndergact, S. W. Fitzgerald, E. Travis.
Geo. Dennis, C. M. Piatt.
All ex-solJiers arc urged to join in the
The people of the city and county are
initcd to participate in tho exercises of
the day. .
Miss Charlotte Thompson and her excel
lent company will present "Jane Eyre" at
the opera house this cvoning. The state
papers, whenever Miss Thompson has ap
peared, arc loud iu her praise as an actress
of far more than ordinary ability, and her
support is said to he above the standard.
On Friday- night she will appear in that
pleasing drama, "Camille," which has
been well received everywhere. Mr. Ask
has succeeded in having this fine company
of artists cancel their engagement at New
ton forSaturday night, thcrciorc on that
cvc.iing Miss Thompson will put on the
boards, that beautiful and highly entertain
ing comedy "Nell Qvvynne,"' In which she
assumes the title rule. The. company will
then go direct from hero to Denver, where
they are booked for Monday night. This
gives our theatre goers a fine opportunity
to see this talented lady iu any or all
three of the most popular plays of the day.
Tickets for either night arc now on sale at
the postoflice bookstore, where reserved
seats can be secured.
The Wichita academy has received its
charter from the secretary or state, aud has
been duly incorporated with the following
board of trustees: A. W. Oliver, II. "W.
Lewis. Kudolph Hatfield, M. W. Levy,
John Tucker, J. D. Hewitt, A. A. Hyde,
L. II. Ferrell, Win. C. Little, L. B. Bunnell.
II. E. Lawrence and W. F. Harper. The
managers of the academy are now having
blank notes printed, and a committee will
wait upon our citizens at an early day so
liciting donations. The notes arc made (or
9100, to be paid iu three cijuai installments,
ou or before the first of October 18SI, 1885
aud 18SG. It is to be hoped that our citizens
will tespond liberally when called upon
and that the academy will soon be one of
the institutions of the city.
SHOT HIS BROTHER.
Atlanta, May 28. Eight miles fiom
Dublin, Stephen L. Podgett, in a light
about a house trade, shot his brother
Lexington, Ky., May 28. Il.T.Dun
cas, editor of the Daily Press in this
city, was convicted to-day in the cir
cuit court and fined $200 for libel in
publishing a card of B. J. Traccy re
flecting on the circuit court judge, J.
It. Morton. The case is of interest to
newspaper men from the fact that the
doctrine of implied as constructive
malice was sustained by the court.
The proof shows that Duncan was ab
sent at the time, aud the publication
was made without his knowledge or
killed by moonshiners.
Louisville, May 28. The Courier
Journal contains intelligence of the
death of special bailifl W. K. Killoiu,
killed in Laurel county by a party of
moonshiners while trying to an est
them. The moonshiners .eutrenched
themselves iu a house, which was at
tacked by olficers. Eight or ten vol
leys were fired before the incu surren
dered. Million was shot four times,
dviug almost instantly.
Worcester, Massachusetts, May 28.
Dr. Franklin Pierce found guilty of
manslaughter. The defendant attend
ed Mrs. Ilrcmes, and ordered her
swathed from head to foot with kero
sene bandages. The oulcr skin was
destroyed. On his second visit he
caused kerosene to be poured on the
bandages without removing them to
see the cllect of his, treatment. The
woman soon died. The jury was out
Paesous, May 28. T. Martiu, the
bank crook, who attempted to swin
dle the banks of this citv by what is
known as tho change racket, was tried
in tho district court of Labette coun
ty at Oswego yesterday, found gutliy
of the attempts and sentenced for two
years in the penitentiary. Martinis
one of tho gnng who successfully
plavcd the game on
banks some dave ago.
the Macon, Ga.,
Portland, Me.. May '28. Thos. B.
Reed was re-nominated for congress
by the republicans of the 1st district
Philadelphia, May 26. The Mctho-
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i!pI VttnnlAl pAntrtMAtlAA rtilAvilnil aut 1
olutions urging congress to depose
from political and official power iu the
territories and in the United States
those who practice or advocate polyg
amy. Iu in final session this evening the
evening the conference concluded mi-,
Tinicnrwi nncinnD ann AriiArtMtAn cinn
awacuvu. iMOiuwg auu aujUUIUCU OIUU .
GEN. BUTLER OFFERED THE
Judge Hanback Re-Nominated.
PREPARATIONS FOR THE RE
PUBLICAN CONVENTION GO
ING RAPIDLY FORWARD.
Topeka, May 28. The State demo
cratic convention, to elect delegates
to the National convention, met at
four o'clock this afternoon. The con
vention was called to order by "W. C.
Perry, of Ft. Scott, chairman of the
State central committee, who pro
posed the name of John T. Burris, of
Johnson county, as temporary chair
man, who was unanimously chosen.
In his speech he prououueed for tariff
reform and hoped that the great
political crime enacted in 1876 and 1877
would not be forgotten and that the
National convention would nominate
Samuel J. Tilden aud Thomas A. Hen
dricks, which met with wild applause.
Thos. S. Jones, of Hamilton county,
was elected temporary secretary. A
committee of ono. from each judical
district (eighteen) was appointed on
credentials, a like committee on reso
lutions aud a like committee ou per
manent organization, also a commit
tee of one from each congressional
district (seven) on rules and order of
business. The committee on resolu
tions, of which T. P. Feulon was
chairman, reported as follows :
Mr. President : Your committee on
resolutions have had the matter com
mitted to them under consideration,
aud direct me to report the following :
Resolved. That the democracy of
Kansas endorse and approve of the
tariff reform measures and policies as
expressed in the address of Hon. J. G.
Carlisle -on assuming the position of
Speaker of the National house of rep
resentatives. Resolved, That any system of taxa
tion which produces more than one
hundred millions of annual surplus
revenue is an outrage upon the peo
ple and beneficial only to the cormor
ants who prey upon the public treas
ury. We favor such a system as will
produce with the internal revenue a
sum sufficient to raise a fund to pay
all the legitimate expenses of the gov
ernment honestly and economically
administered, and all just debts, and
that in regulating the import duties
tho tariff" should be principally upon
luxuries, and that the taxation on the
necessities and general wants of the
great mass of the people should
be materially reduced, and the whole
tariff system so adjusted that the bur
den of taxation should fall on that
class best able to bear it aud so that
the manufacturing and laboring inter
ests of the country will be protected
against unjust foreign compe
tccion both in the price of material
and the value of labor.
Resolved, That while wc do mil
deem it ueccssary to instruct our del
gates, having confidence in the ability,
integrity and discriminating judg
ment of the gentlemen this day select
ed to represent the democracy of Kan
sas iu the national council ot the par
ty at Chicago. We want it distinctly
understood that our preference is for
that peerless statesman and stainless
patriot, Samuel J. Tilden, and wc de
mand it, if it be possible, that iu his
noble name aud that of his associate,
the atrocious crime of 1876 shall be
wiped from the record of the
Resolved. That the democracy of
Kansas take pride, in convention as
sembled, iu endorsing the administra
tion of Gov. Glick as able, conserva
tive and honest, and point with pride
to the first democratic governor of
Kansas as a specimen of what may be
expected when the democracy shall
take possession of the national gov
ernment. Adopted. The temporary organi
zation was made permanent.
The following delegates were then
chosen by the congressional district,
and the "names ratified by the con
vention. First, C. C. Burnes, of Atchison,
and Ed. Carroll, of Leavenworth.
Second, B. J. Sheridan, of Miami,
and W. C. Jones, of Allen.
Third, C. C. Black, of Cowley, aud
A. Mathewson, of Labette.
Fourth, II. E. Norton, of Lyon, aud
J. Milcham, of Shawnee.
Fifth, A. II. Morton, of Dickinson,
and E. A. Uallowcll. of Republic.
Sixth, John A. Schaffer, of Jewell,
and J. II. Schlcver, of Ellis.
Seventh, W.'F. Petillou. of Ford,
and C.T. Diffcudecker, of Barton.
An attempt was made to limit the
election of the four dclcgates-at-large
to not more than one delegate from
each congressional district, but it
Nominations then being in oider for
delegates at large, Hon.""T. P. Fenlon
nominated G. Yv. Glick.
On motion the rules were Mipeudcd
and the nomination made by acclama
That gentleman being railed for, he
responded iu a speech iu which he de
clared his appreciation of the honor
conferred upon him by being allowed
to nominate the next president, Saml.
J. Tilden He complimented the dem
ocrats for the bold aud courageous
stand which they had taken iu this
state. He stated that the national
convention would lay down principles
which would prevent further robbery
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sumptuary legislation. He stated '
that the practical result of prohibition ,
in ivansas oniv mcrcascu me revenue
of the express companies, opcucd back
doors of saloons, and invaded your
homes with the whisky bottle and jujr.
In closing he stated that he was posi
tive that the convention would select
members who would be a credit both
to the convention aud the state.
Nominations then being in order for
hrec rcmajntoj, delegates at large, O
A. Leland, of Ilutlcr; T. P. Fenlon, of
Leavenworth; W. C. Perry, of Bonr- (
bon; A. R. Scheble, of Reno: Thos. t
Hudson, of Wilson; R. 3f. Spivev, of
Harvey, and T. P. Marshall, of Mar-
shall: Dr. Trimble, of Pawnee: A. J.
Youn, of Mitchell, and John Foster, '
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The ballot was then proceeded with j
by counties resulting ill Messrs Perry
and Fcnlon being chosen on the first
ballot by a vote of 220 and 277 respect
ively. Mr. Hudson immediately fol
lowed these gentlemen with the fol
lowing of 116 delegates, lacking 56
votes of a majority, A fourth dele
gate not having been chosen, a 8econd
ballot was ordered, and again no del
egate received a majority. The rules
were then suspended, and the nomin
ation of Mr. Hudson was made by
acclamation. The elected delegates
are all for Tilden and Hendricks as
their first choice. Field 53 the second
choice of 12 of the 18 delegates for
uie iirsi piace. -a.s io bucunii cuuicu,
five stand noncommittal. Governor
Glide favors Payne and I lower as sec -
ond choice. As to the vicc-presi
dency, Flower has 12 of the 18 votes
and Cleveland one. Adjourned.
Indianapolis, May 28. The green
back convention which assembled
horn this .nornW was lanrer in num-
ber than was expected, there being
between four and five hundred dele-
jritr.. At in nirlv stt.rc of the nro -
Sd ngsAhea p Snce S?ifHla?ter
feeling became manifest. The proceed -
ings were very boisterous. The tern-
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Blank, residing iu Washington. D. C,
proposed to represent the South Car
olina grccubackcrs and cast the entire
vote of the state. Many of the south
ern delegates are opposed to Butler,
aud they hope if the proxies arc ad
mitted thev would be able to defeat
him; this feeling was shared by Geo. ,
O. Jones, of New lork, and bolou
Chase, Maine, who argued vehemently
against tho proposition to exclude
proxies, three hours were devoted to
discussion of the proposition, and the
convention finally decided that prox
ies should not be admitted, aud par
tial delegates should cast only indus
trial votes and not full votes of states.
One of the best speeches of the day
w as made by Mrs. Augusta Bristol, of
New Jersey. Her remarks were al
most entirely political, -with incidental
reference to woman suffrage. She
made a telling hit iu the description
of characteristics of the mau which
the convention should nominate, when
she closed by saying he should be a
man with eve single lo the best inter
ests of the people. This was taken as
referring to Butler and was roundly
cheered. The convention was also
addressed by Mrs. Mary Haggcrt and
Miss Francis E. Willard on behalf of
woman suffrage and temperance.
Almost the entire afternoon scsions
was taken up in the discussion of the
quesliou whether delegate represent
ing states whose delegations were not
complete should be allowed to cast
the vote to which the state was entit
led. The discussion wa3 quite heated
an I at Iime9 great confusion and dis
order prevailed. After three hours
of debate it was decided that no votes
would.be counted except thoc of del
egates actually present, this being re
garded as a triumph for Butler. Un
der this decision the actual vote of the
convention is 411. It was ordered
that all resolutions he referred to the
committee without debate. A com
mittee on resolutions, one from each
state, was appointed. The committee
on permanent organization submitted
the following report, which wasadoj)-
tcd: rresulcut, .las. U. Weaver,
Iowa; vice-presidents, one from each
General Weaver was conducted to
the chair and delivered a speech, re
viewing the growth of the Greenback
party, commenting on its principles,
and denouncing the financial measures
enacted in recent years by members of
the old party. At the conclusion of
Weaver's speech the convention took
recess till 7:30 p. in.
The convention was slow in re-assembling
and it was eight o'clock
when Chairman AVcavor called tho
convention to order. The roll of
states was called for members of the
After the appointment of the na
tional committee and pending there
port of the committee ou resolutions,
speeches were made bv a number of
persons including Solon Chase, of
Maine; Mre.'Mariou Todd, of Califor
nia; Mrs. Martha J. Strickland, of
Michigan; Charles Roberts, of Texas;
Mr. Small, of Georgia, "Old Si," of
the Atlanta Constitution.
At 11 o'clock the convention ad
journed until 9 o'clock to-morrow
without transacting any further busi
ness, the committee on resolutions
not being ready to report.
GENERAL BUTLER'S OFFER.
Indianapolis, May 28. During the
day the following telegrams passed
between Gov. BcgolcaudGcu. Butler.
Indianapolis, May 28 To Gov. B.
F. Butler, Boston, "will you accept
the nomination on a satisfactory plat
form. No other question here."
J. W. Beoole.
Boston, May 28. Gov. J. W. Bc
gole, Indianapolis. Thanks for your
consideration; but why should I be
asked a question which, under like
circumstances, was never put to any
other man. Is not my record as a
Greenbacker for twenty years suffici
ent without a formal pledge to you,
which would cause me to he pointed
at :i- a man who bids for nomination ?
B. F. Butler.
G. A. R. RE-UNION.
Down, May 28. Two hundred and
thirty-two members of the G. A. R.
had a grand re-union at Downs ves
tcrday. Speeches were made by lion.
Lewis Hanback. of Osborne; Judge
D. L. Brown, of Concordia : Hon.
David Herrou, of Mankato ; Hon.
Thco. Sternberg, of Ellsworth ; Hon.
J. J. Ilixou, of Hus-cll and others.
Over live thousand people were iu at
tendance, and the affair was a grand
Cawkcr City, May 28. The repub
lican (ouvention of the 6th congres-
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t;.-t..l .i;..i..t itmt n
with a full representation. Hon.
Icuis nauback was rc-uominatcd for
congress unanimously, with the excep
tion of one county, amid great enthu
siasm. Harron and Dixon, the oppos
ing candidates, heartily endorsed the
action af the convention. The reso
lutions, after referring to the grand
record of the party and endorsing the
national call, ask tor the restoration of
the wool tariff aud aid for the sugar
industry in Kansas ; demand the sim-
plification of the pension laws, so that
soldiers can rain their dues with less
effort : denounce Fitz John Porter
and ask: the President to veto the hill
for his relief when it reache him :
endorse President Arthur'.- ail mints-
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for his labors in the iast.
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After considerable discussion con
cerning the present system of collect
ing internal revenue, Mr. Thompson
gave notice of an amendment which,
at the proper time, he would offer to
the pending bill consolidating custom
and internal revenue districts, and es
tablishing one tax collection district
in each state and territory The bill
was then read by paragraphs for
amendments. That paragraph spec
ifying the committees of the house
which shall be entitled to aunnal
clerks, gave rise to a good deal of
discussion, and it having been
, passed from jjr. Belford then
offered an amendment granting everv
' member a private clerk and was ruled
out on a point of order. Belford then
offered an amendment providing that,
in confonnity with civil service re
form principles, no committee clerk
shall perform any service of a clerical
or other character for any member of
lhe ousc' rendering him liable to
, "uUuL ProvisJon
JiSL!"1, censure, fine
' aud imprisonment at the discretion of
. DhL Sin. rZ TsS r
, "1"? 8"chrl!i71?" i 1J"8 wa-3
fndpPtCtI S S.?1 l T""
ment. After completing considcra-
l.honof 13 of the 96 pages ot the bill
the committee rooe
Mr. Dibbell submitted the confer
ence report ou the agricultural appro
priatiou bill, adopted. THcliouse
took a recess until 8 o'clock. Even
ing session for further consideration
of legislative bills.
The committe on elections, bv a vote
of 9 to 1 decided to report in favor of
seating J. it. Chalmers in the contest
ed election case of Chalmers vs. Man
ning, of Mississippi.
In the case of Massey vs. Wise, of
Virginia, the committee agreed to re
port in favor of Wise, by a vote of 7
An effort was also made to agree
upon a report in the contested case of
Campbell & Moody, of Ohio. Six
democrats voted in favor of Camp
bell. Adams aud Cook, democrats,
and live republicans refused to vote,
thus breaking a quorum. It was said
by those who refused to vote that they
were not acquainted with the merits
of the case.
l'KOOF FOIt PENSIONS.
Representative Baglev was instruct
ed by the House committee on invalid
tensions, to-day, to prepare a favor
able report on Representative Bland's
bill regulating the proof required in
Collections of internal "revenue for
10 months of the fiscal year, $991,647,
45 ; decrease, $199,086.27, a3 compared
to corresponding period of the previ
ous year. The principal decrease was
on tobacco. There was an increase of
$124,005.64 from spirits.
Iu the evening session the house iu
committee of the whole resumed con
sideration of the legislative bill.
Mr. White of Kentucky moved to
strike out the appropriations for the
civil service commission.
Mr. Hepburn moved to amend by
inercas-ing the appropriation for trav
eling expenses of the commission from
$3,000 to 5,000. Motion lost.
The paragraphs in relation to the
expenses of collectors of internal rev
enue were passed over informally for
The committee rose aud the house
Washington, May 28. An amend
ment was offered in the senate to-day
by Senator Dolph to the bill to reim
burse the state of Georgia for expen
ditures in the common defense; to pro
vide that the secretary of the treasury
be authorized to pay to the state of
Orcjron $35,140, and to the state .of
California $495 for expenditures in
curred in suppressing the Modoc In
Senator Ingalls moved to lay on the
tabic lhe amendment proposed by the
senate committee restricting pensions
to those dependent on their labor iu
whole or in part, or on assistance from
others. The motion was agreed to
by a vote of 40 to 20.
One clause in the bill as it came
from the house repeals the section of
the revised statutes that prohibits pen
sions to soldiers who engaged in the
rebellion against the United States,
but limits repeals to cases coming un
der this act.
The senate committee recommended
strikiug out the limitation, but the
senate by a vote of 35 to 23 laid the
amendment ou the table.
Senator Hoar moved to extend the
provisions of the bill so as to include
all soldiers iu the Union arm) who had
served iu the war of the rebellion.
Senator Logan remarked that he
supposed this wiu offered in order to
kill the hill.
Senator Hoar replied: Exactly. The
bill, he paid, rested on altogether un
tenable principles giving pensions
for services. If that principle was
sound, there was no reason why it
should not be applied to all soldiers
who had served in any wars of the
United States, and there was no logic
by which it could be withheld from
them. We were also bound to make
up to them for our failure to give them
a pension in time, as had been done by
givin-r arrears of pensions. This
would simply add 100 or 125 million a
year to our expenditures for pensions.
Fending further debate the senate ad
journed. RECEIVERS APPOINTED.
St. Louis, Mav 28. Solon Humph
reys, of N. Y., and Thos. E. Tutt, of
St. Louis, were appointed receivers
for the Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific.
THE PENNSYLVANIA BANK.
Pitt-burg, May 23. The Pcnyl
vania bank deficiency still grows and
this evening had reached twelve
hundred and sixty thousand dollars.
A heavy defalcation is also hinted at,
which it is claimed will reach nearly a
million dollars. The directors have
al- decided to have a thorough inves
tigation, and a full statement will be
furnished the public, aud if wrong
nas "ceu "one by any one he shall be
maue 10 pay me penalty, uaanier
Reiher is now' under police surveilancc.
President Kiddle is much better to-
and will nrobablv be strong .
cnough to come to the citv to-morrow, j , " - " - '""
The director, appoit,fiIery H'ar-! id. Ja SindJS 'to
rfn.CXCCOnbntyCOa,mi",,0"CraS,nt'e the United States constitution
oftheank wHch f nti6ed wil, probjuit U)C
TIRED OF LIFE.
York. Mav 28. (Jco.
Taulgncs De Mera, said to be a -do, .
of one of the best and noble famihe? j
in France, was found in his room in a .
hotel in this citv, last night, coffering
from acnte poisoning. HehadsteepcS ,
heads of matches in water and swsl- ,
lowed the dose, fie luil been drink- f
nrr heavily of late and was dc pond-
.. . v. - . . n. : .-..!
CUtV . UU UllllUlZ 1S1CTIJ XIC IS CUUMU
i eted damrcron.
THE GREAT HALL.
Progress of Preparation for the National Con
vention. A dispatch from Chicago dated yes
terday to the afternoon press says
there was a joint meeting of the sub
committc of the republican national
committe and the local committee of
arrangements in the convention hall
this morning to decide upon changes
necessary to be made iu tho hall after
the musical festival. The result of
the conference was that it was decid
ed to take out about 2,200 seats, leav
ing about 7,000 including the galler
ies, in which there arc 1,000 scats for
the public This gives rooms for the
reporters' tables and wide aisles ruu-
niug across the hall. Its extent and
breadth convey the idea of immensi
ty. The apparent never ending row
of chain, the immense sounding
board, the large boxes on cither side
of the hall, and the stage, which seats
1,400, contribute to this. When the
committee reached the hall they made
a discovery. They found that direc
tors of the building who applied for
600 seats aud were respectfully re
fused, had surreplitously constructed
a platform for 100 seats up in the west
fly of the building. Access is obtain
ed by a stairway leading to the treas
urer's office outside of the hall proper,
so that the committee really have no
authority over tho trespassers. As
the seats are so high also, the com
mittee will make no objection. One
out of town member said : "That is
a sample of Chicago gall and I sup
pose it goes." A member of the com
mittee measured the hall and found
that it was 30 feet less in length than
the hall of 1880, but what it lacks iu
length is partly made up in the ar
rangement of chairs. They are plac
ed closer than in 1880 andare a little
smaller. The only trouble to be appre
hended is that the seats will no t be wide
enough and there will be a great deal
of crowding. The delegates will not
come in contact with the masses, high
railing separating them, and tickets
indicating their rights to delegate's
Mr. New said as to the admission of
contesting delegations he presumed
they would bepermitted to come in
on a footing with other delegates aud
if the committee on credentials should
do so. A number of committeemen
visited the hall at the -rehearsal last
night and tested its acoustics. They
arc immeasurably superior to thoc of
1880. Four years ago the echo was so
strong as to "drown the voice of speak
ers. This year there is no echo aud a
man at the cxtremest point of the
south end can hear the speaker well.
The system by which the delegates
to the convention U different this year
from what it was four years ago. It
will be more satisfactory and there
will be less confusion aud crowding.
This year every delegate from each
state will have as a room-fellow a man
from his own state. Intcad of asking
the clerk when he arrives what room
he is to have, it has been fixed so that
a delegate when he lays his grip ou the
hotel counter will have the number of
his room iu his baud. There arc few
men whose rooms have been definitely
settled; John C. New has room Q-iit
the Palmer. Joliu A. Martin is at the
Grand Pacific, room 10; John A. Ka
sou, of Iowa, Palmer house, room 245;
ex-Governor J. S. Pillsbury", of Minne
sota, Palmer house, room 429; Chauu
cey I. Fillev, Palmer house, room 4:
Governor John S. Robinson, of Massa
chusetts, Palmer, room II; Johu J.
O'Brien, of New York, .Leland, room
28 and 29; W. H. Robertson, of New
York, Leland, room 58; ex-Secretary
Belknap, Leland, room 77; Frank Hat
ton, Leland, room 43; John M. Forbes,
of Boston, Leland, rooms 71 aud 73.
Minneapolis, Minn., May
Journal's Viuucpcr, Maple
Manitoba special says: Advices were
received this morning- that Indian-,
had raided a settlement last niht,
killing Paul Pollock and stampeding
forty horses. The ludiaus went to
Pollock's corral and were running his
horses, when Pollock hearing the
noise jumped out of bed hastily aud
ran out iu his night clothes unarmed
and had a hand to hand ttt-D-le with an
Indian. In the tn-lec the Indian shot
him twice, one ball entering the shoul
der and one the chen, from the effect
of which he died in two hours. The
Indiau after the shooting ran awny,
leaving his gun nnd butcher kuite.
The mounted police were notified, and
a force with Superintendent llocc iu
command started for he scene of the
murder, with the intention of pursu
ing the ludiaus. There it but little
hope of capturing the Indians. Trie
raiding party is snid to number nliottt
tweutv, but it is not known whether
they are American
or Canadian In-
Madison, AVis., May 28. The deuio
craticconvcntion assembled to-day mid
elected S. 11. Larson, of Kau Claire,
temporary chairman, when a recess
was taken till 2:30 p. in. Temporary
officers were made permanent ones.
A long delay occurred on account of
the committee not beiug able to re
port. The convention adopted a platform
denouncing the present tariff prstem
declaring it has impoverished mativ
industries tosulmdiooja few, degraded
American commerce, cut down value
of American manufactories and de
posited returns of American agricul
ture. It costs lhe people live times
more than it pays to the treasury.
Platform demands that all custom
house taxation be only for revenue,
that reform be bv moderate and reas
onable step". Dclcgatcs-at-Iarge to '
the Chicago convention elected Wm. !
F. Vilas, of Mdion; James G. Jen-'
kin-, of Milwaukee; E S. Brag, of j
Fou du lac; J. M. Morris, of Sparta.
District delegate were alo chosen.
Delegates all for Tilden if he will ac
THE GOOD TEMPARS.
WaMiington. May 23. At the ses
sion of the (JockI " Templars to-dav n
resolution wa adopted earnestly ar-
manufacture, importation and sale of
all alcoholic qevcrages, A committee
r.4Tt.dk 4TA 141. a M aS1l i & -. mm
Tnt'W' memorialise '-
rrCSi, a accordance with the reohi-
, weather indications.
Indications for the Lower Jliswmn
vallev are fair, followed by nartlv
doudv weather and local rains, with
southwesterly wint.fe and slight rise In
FINANCE AND COMMERCE.
Shipping steers $S 05
Batchers' steers..... . .. 3 ( 00
Ft cows and heifers 3S3U00
Kt chipping hogs, best 4 02153
Stock and feeding hogs 4 001 40
oattp.. ., swijiou
Potatoes, perbn COtotO 73 to 100
Potatoes, new, per peck 73
Eggs IS 12Jiftl5
Batter ..12 to 18 IStuSO
Cheese .. 17 3)
iArd 10 13
Chickens, per lb a 8
Chickens, per dozen 3.30 each, 3V
Bacon 10 is
Shonldrrs 10,'.' 12V
Hams 14 la
Corn meal . 1 tv) 1 so
Floor, high patent 3 3)
Flour, patent 2 (S&l W
Flour, XXXX..... 2 43t2 63
Flour XXX 2 00
Chop reed . Sa.il 00
Milling wheat 80(531
Shipping wheat 30i75
Com ., , . 31&s3s
Oats x ,. . 2430
Corn y pure white iviw
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH.
New York Money Market.
New York, May 2. 1S8I
Mosey Easy at 1; S3 H cent.: closing oflVra
l,i2icent. IS: -. 1
I'liisiK MebcaxtiJC Pahcr 3C per cent.
Steblixo Exciiamik Weaker. llankrn
bills, 1 .!,' ; demand, t.SJ'.
Govxnx jiext Boxds Firmer for V and Iqw-
U. S. 3per-cent8
IT S. 4;-per-cent8 .
U S, 4-per-cents 120V
State Secceith-s 1uI1.
Railway Bond. Irregular.
Missouri Pacific fi'a bonds. tot
Hannibal St. Joseph bonds 108
Central l'adllc stocks 41 X
Chicago ft Alton 128
Chicago, Burlington tfnincy 111,V
Uenver<io Grande , lo,1,"
Hannibal A St. Joseph 3S;
Hannibal A St. Joseph preferred (asked). tv,
Missouri Paclffc 72.'i
Northorn Pacific 20'
New York Central I(M,
Western Union ,.. M
Kansas City Live Stock.
Kan-aa City, MaySS, IsWI.
The Livt-Stock Indicator rejorts :
Cattle Receipts, 709; market ilrm and
.VIOc lower. Nativo steers averaging 1,000 to
l,i!W lbs, 3.SOMi.33; stockers, feeders and
Hoes Receipts, 11,510; market weaker and
5c lower ; lots averaging Sll to 31G lb nold
at 83.0095.20; bulk at o.05&$:uo.
SiiEii- llfceiptu, 1,(W1: market weak; na
tives averaging loo to 113 lbs, sold at 3.;3Ti,4.25
Louis Grain and Produce.
.St. I.ocis, May 23, lfdl.
Flock Market unchanged
Wheat Market higher and falrlr active.
Xo 2 red, 1 Ill It;,' eah;!.llj May;
91.00'i bidforJuno ; !5j;(a.9t;;,c, closing at !,c,
July; tO.'tr0ic, closing at 03'c, Augnst ;
.'.(SlVc, closing at i;,'c, year. Xo. 3 red,
Corn Market higher lint inactive, fl2c cash :
52ai?.c May; 52l.'fet2,,,c .lune; .li.'.'QM'.'c,
closing at 5S',c, July ; 54 ic August.
Om-Market stronger; 3'a3',' bid rash ;
Uvk Market dull j !l,r bid.
IIablkt Dull atcogwo.
I.EA& Market quiet ; sales at 81 M.
Kdf.H Market easier at lOmlic.
Flaxfkko Quiet at 91 (fl
II vy Steady ; tirairie", Sli.JoSn.JO ; timothy,
IIkan- Quiet ; Toe at mill.
CoiLV-xKAi Firm at $3.05.
Wiihket Steady ot81.0.
r-iuvi-!OT4 Moru doing ; market Ilrm
1'ukk Job lots at $16.73
IIllk Meats Higher ; long clear, $.2.V ; short
nhs, Ssaj: short clear, : A.
IIacon Higher;. long alear, Pc ; short clear,
9',c; shoulders, li&D,c.
I.VUU Nominally firmer.
Keckiits Flonr, 3.m barrels; wheat, Sf,,
bOl bushels; corn,3,(x bushels; oats 2l,w
bushels ; rye, nomi ; barley, ,().
&UI1-MK.VT Flonr, 5,M barrels: wheat,
21,ti) bushels; com, Ui.WM bushels; oats,
5,IM) bushels ; rye, none ; barley, 2,M
St. Louis Live Stock.
St 1-och, May is, lfl.
Cattlk nereiiits, 3,M ; shipments, MO;
market weaker; exjiorts, Sfi..Viyj.;5 good to
choice shipping, tl.00fo.4O ; common to med
ium, 93 4y.v3.'.K); corn-fed Texans, ." rxx35.7.';
grass-frd Texans, $1 2Wpl 75.
Siierp Iti-eelpts, 3,7(; shlpmtnts, l,7f;
market slow and weak ; Inferior to fair cllj
ped, $3.(Mi.i.SO ; medium to good, "i VHl 23.
Chicago Grain and Produce.
CniCAi.o, May2S, lU'
The board of trad has decided to adlourn
over Friday (Decoration Day) and satnrday vT
the present week.
Flo c Steady.
Wheat Demand active and stronger, causal
by the number of unfavorable advices rwvlvnl
from the winter wheat districts. The market
otwned eauy, soon rose l'.c, fluctuated, rioting
.c over yesterday. May, npuvtfcavc, closing
at b'c; June tH&KtKe, closing atMUSe;
July, 9d;.'W.'c, closing at 'JlJ.'c; Angnst,
9IVft2";c, closing at U'.'e Xo 1 spring, "wi
Court In good demand and !rm. Market
opened a shade lower, e!oIng about the same
ha yesterday Cash, aHHiHc, closing at
M',tiS'.c; May, M,', closing at Mie; June,
.'S'.&SS'ic, closing at M; ; July, 574''7,V,
closing at57',c; August, ;si:1 closing at
Oat Market steady and firm ; cash and
May, 31fe3!Xc, closing at 41 . ; June, 31)6f
.K,7c, closing at 3.'c ; July, 3i;(tStie, cluing
at 32fc; August, 23Jf2fc; year, 27c
Krt Ilrm atClc
Flateei bte&dy at 1 CO
1'OttK In good demand, and stronger; rose
7il W, reeded lJViiOe, closing steady
Cash, IMK19.V); May, l!r 4K!a 6V, clos
ing at I3 $! H.1 ; June, I'J 40O.l!t,U'. clos
ing at tl'J 4.I9 h5i July, l9.3WiO mi, clos
ing at IU - 19 M Angust. till 1S3) ft,
closing at l'J.rWUS.: year, li (O.
Itxnit Fair demand, lOdlS'.c Wgr Cash,
Wvs.WX ; June, - aWtu 3t, closing at
2se;: July, nT.itHUi, closing at
a-KW 42H ; August, 4.UnH9.nii. closing
at fte Ut 32; ; year, s.so.
Ullk Mkat Market steady .jhonld'rt,
$'. 15; short ribs, S7H ; Oar sides, a a.
Ktcrirr Flonr, 17,w barrels ; wheat, .
nl basnets ; corn. lf, rr basnets ; oats, 314,00)
bushels ; rye, 7,ow Dosbels ; barley, lr.iWJ
Smrxm Floor. ll.Wrt barrel; wheat,
7H, btzsbels; rorn, Sl.'( traibeU: (.ats,
li,Cfo bushels; rye, 3,W bushels; barley,
Wheat June wheat fell ,r
Coirv Julyrora fril 'c
I'oejc Jane and Julypork fell Sc
Laoj Jnne and Jnly lard ros Wit,
Chicago Live Stock.
Cmaco. May 2, 11.
Tie Drntft Jovrnet rejiorts
Hoc UeeeipU, '.vn solpnv-nts, t,mfi
market strong and trmrr; rutigh packing,
5 lf-5.ti; pacMng and Mppin, Us.TS;
light liaroa grade, j imc ; kJ;,4,MJ$
CsTitxr IceipU, 1.2 f; shipments, !.;
market active and nrm : exports, a tt.79 j
gteod to choice' snippls?. S Wj Mt ttsaxaxa
to OfrUajJl, i fA 3 ; fntni T-JtSJJJ,
S K sj eTB-d Ttn i yi T5
Simr- llecvHpt. ,W1 shipments, Wt;
market steady i Inferior to fair, ii.TWM.Wt
J&Mllara to good, HMntlJ!; tixAcm U extra,
Vahiu''ton. Mav 23. Dtles-ate to
the (Jood Temmarx convention ekilwli
on the President to-day.
LOW KATES TO CHICAGO.
Tcptfca, May 28, The Rock Waads
railroad company ha reduced rate
from Missouri rrrcr point to Chicago
during the republican ccBTeaUoa
from 19J5 U U.
And Human Hair Goods.
Announces that she will not be under
sold by any establishment in tho
city for the next two months,
cither at wholesale
Next 0r Saith f WNtau't .
Ficht & Drescher,
Carpenters & Builders.
KJ" Opposite the German Grocery, near cor
ner of Market street. 2-tf
Wichita Meat Market,
All Kinds of Mail Salt Heal:
Of the very bt tjusli y
1 hurulay and Friday.
Late fih Wednevlar.
Exton's Corn Mills.
HneGnnl ail BultelCnri leal.
Ground Corn and Oats.
Corn-Chop and Bran.
Orders filled promptly.
Telephone to Eston Coal
U. AUGUST DIETKIC,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
BRICK AND STONE!--
I'nrtles desiring sidewalk of Wlutleld (lag
ging of all sixes will drt well to call and gel
prices. l.eive onlrrnt IV 1 stein's oflW on
ljuvrenrenve , outti of Douglaa av. d-3-tf
leeth extracted without pniu Fine gold till
Ings a socially Artificial teeth Irom IV u to
tW U a set. Dental r-mn In F.ads' Mock,
llouglas avenue, Wichita, Kuurns. w-9-lf
Contractor and Builder,
SHOP 136 & 138 MAIN St.
ICesldenue on I,h fence Avenue, near Central
Avenue. I'ost-Ofllre llox IVCI tf
J. 12. RICHMOND,
Wagon nacl Carriage Maker.
HOK3 AM. K1NIH OF KKl'AIIUXO.
Light U'orl. a Specialty
With Klntu X ( ol. Market street, sooth
Douglas avenue, Wichita, Kansa tf
FOR I0ARD AND L0.M.IM
J. N. Kiln's Restairant,
On Water street, one door north of IVtugla
Avenue, In tho Werner hulldlng- tf
BOOT & SHOE MAKER
3W Tirn Minor Butt nf Trrmnnl Itnutm.
Promptly Attended to on
KepniriUk Neatly Sl l.'sirapljr Bear.
The rhotoprapher llrturesln all silfs and
styles lie also carries the finest assortment
of picture frames in the city (live him a
friendly call and examine umpl- dt-lf
If twi are yols;: V hoy a WatcP, Onn, I'fsUd,
Musical In- "V -""" trornnt,
HUiRonilA. wT A ,'ln 11rr
Huttrns,lA 1 ekKln-,walr!i
Chain. or.ffH 1 nH'n '""'' "r
Uiluft.lt trill pk afpsr you u,
Ho sml m ilH 1'OST. th
l'nwnhrok- iF r.forlfhe
!& anything you want you can save money by
buylnjf of blrn. Two doors west of Trmnt
ote, rient to Mwdrlaoder's land utHf, U
KuokIm avenne, Wichita, Ksosas. l-lf
For Choice, Fresh
Fair Treatment and HontGcls, o Ut
CRAVEN & RHODES'
.V vna and
Wichita, - - Xiniai
Iraxh Tare! at
Garden Plain & Harper.
T20C2C U -WTCIsTjs.
UII01 MEAT IUIIT !
nssr ttoct west or Tummnr hocse.
30 k 82 DouglM Avr.. WieklU, Kin.