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M. M. MURDOCK, Editor.
R. P. MURDOCK, Business Manager.
Hat Ihe largest Circulation of any Daily Paper
tn Southicettern Kantat.
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All transient advertisements must lie paid for
Entered tn the Pottoffice at Wichita, at tecond
ctatt matter, and entered to trantilion through the
mailt at tuch.
RAILROAD TIME TABLES.
The following table rives the arrival and de
parture of trains at Wichita.
ATCIIISOK, TOl'EKA 4 SANTA FE.
Express 1U:)A. M.
Ac. Freight. 3:4.'. P. M.
Wichita Ex.9.00 P.M.
Express. ..1(1:3.1 A.
AcFrclght 4:05 P.
.... 5:361. M.
....:& P. M.
Kansas City Express
Express-.... 5:30P. M. I
Ac.Freigut 11:55 A. M.
All others dally except Sunday,
ST. LOUIS & SAN FItAXCISCO.
Mall train from St. Louis arrives at O-oo p. m. ;
leases for the north at 6-05 p. m.; Mall train
leaes for the tast at '.1:55 a. m.
WICHITA A WESTERN.
Accommodation leaves the Union de'iot for
Cheney at 10:45 a. m.; Freight dejKit at at 11:00
a. in. Returning, leaics Cheney at 3:10 p. in.,
arriving at Union depot at 5:00 making connec
tion for Kansas City w Ith the regular passenger
fnim the south.
Ac. Freight..7:10n. i
Ev. & Mall. .0:25 p. I
Freight b:55p. :
SCOTT A WICHITA.
T3 LLA M. ,
Ex. A Mail 0.00 a. in.
Freight 10:00 a.m.
Ac. Freight u p.m.
Advertitementt in thit column vill be charged for
at the rate of five Ctntt per line per tccek. Xo
ailcertliement taken for Ittt than 25 craft.
1T"ANTEI) A first-class tinner. Must he
W sober and industrious ; man of family
preferred; give reference and salary wanted.
Address lock box 3, Kingman, Kansas ll-.')
ANTED To sell two tlrkets to Louisville,
Kentucky, at hair price.
tl-ll-3 N. F. NtKIlLHLAMilIt.
WANTED To rent Pray'srwttaurant, cor.
Douglas and Lawrence aes. Ilarnes,
WANTED To sell a good pun tun almost
new: will trade for a huge- with toy
one who will pay the difference in tJ.ualue.
jo-0 W. L. MrBar..
"V17"AXTEI By Mrs.
V of Tojieka and
T. M. Curtis, on corner
Central, 10 or 15 dav
-An occupant lor u
i:niiiireat Root Bros.' transfer
WANTED To rent runiished or unfurnished
rooms in a new house ; choice location.
Enquire at southeast corner or Enioria avenue
and Second street. 8-lw
eirl to do housework in a
small family: good wages ghen. Kn-
luire at C
Alleu's Harness snoji on j'uubi
"IITANTED To rent n nicely runiished front
W room to one or two gentlemen without
board : location pleasant and central. Address
H.T.S., this office. -tf
WANTED Tay boarders at residence of
George Eaton, east side or Market St.,
2d door south of Central ate. 7-1 w
I7"ANTED Hoarders by day or week, will
W or without room. Inquire at west side
of Fourth nti-nue between Firft and Second, or
. fW..I Elliott, with McComb Bros. 7-lw
WANTED Land-bujers to know that it Is
to their interest to go to Garden Plain
enl Estate Agency to buy lands.
,1-5-tr Tailoic A 1'ikk.
WANTED I.nnd-bujers to know that we
lune for sale all the best lanils near Gar
di n Plain. TaylokAPikl.
WANTED Land-buj era to know that we
I.a made arrangements with the hotels
nt Garden Plain to keep them at reduced rates.
d-5-tf T.w i.oit ft 1'ii.k.
ANTED A good nurse girl from II to lti
j ears old liylllttlng Jlros. u-a-ii
ANTED A situation by a buy with good
W recommendations, either iu store or r
llce. Apply at Peckham A Hellar's stoix- on
Main strict. U-7-C
ANTED A girl to do housework in a
small family. Inquire at this ottlce
"VirANlED Amone desiring nice residence
TT lots, pleasantly located, with the best
or watbr, to call on J. It. Turner, in Turner's
addition. Great Inducements offered to those
intending to build neat reside nevs. North Main
WANTED Those Intending to build to call
on .1 Jt. Tusner for a big bargain in al
uahle lots situated in the north part or the city
In Turner's addition. d-7-6
ANTED Some oue to tav
taxes on K0
V acres of grass land for the use of it.
ii-7-tf II. F. FitiKM) Co.
ANTED A tenant for a splendid office
room oter Fuller Son's d-l-tf
WANTED Bu era Tor 25 lots on Law rence
and Topeka aicuues in blocks 3 and 4,
Orme ft Philips' addition. These are the ilueist
lots In Wichita for the price f loo ier lot.
3-tf II. F. FiuhMi&Co.
ANTED To sell a good second-hand bug
gy ror7U. UK. iir-MiLL.
WANTED I .and bujers to know that we
are posted in prices and location ofeiery
tract or land that Is ror sale in :V-lgw ick county.
3-tf II. F. FiUKNDftCo.
.47"ANTED Strangers to know that wo bate
y ns line a line or Ileal Estate bargcins,
both in dty and conntry, as anylKxlv.
d-'Mf Caliwll ftSTKOMJ.
"VfTANTED Eerbedv to know that we
W hae the oldest aiid most reliable set of
Abstracts In the county. ' A w ord to the w ise
is sufficient. O.u.im ki.l ft Sntosc.
WANTED The public to know thct for Ab
stracts, lnsurbnce or Beal Estate, it will
pay you to call at Temple block and see
WANTED A buer for a quarter-ectlon of
good raw lanil ; for sale cheap ; well w a
tered : situated in Nlnnescah.
I V. D.i'iin.itTY,
3-tf (with Judge Campbell.
WANTED Fanners and citizens to know
that the old reliable and pioneer cloth
ing house of alley is located second door south
ANTED To rent a good office room oter
Wichita grocery. it. it. nm.
WANTED Ecrbodv to islt the Mar
Clothing House and examine goods ami
prices before purchasing elsewhere.
ANTFD-To sell a good top buggy, side- i gjj- for (ie rcasou that the tradi
bar; orwUltradeforaiiha'ton. ..c. r .. m ,i. ,i..
it. H. i.ay-3. tions of the party make the latter
WANTEIl Many customers to be fitted out
In those elegant ami nobby Corkscrew
suit. Star Clothing llotue.
-TrAXTF.D-Glrl for general houseworV.
W Kcfereiices required. It. II. lto.
"VITANTED An owner for a store, kev
paying for this notice
AXTED i.tuu acres of land In one body
in tins county. Tor a fancy alocl farm.
WANTED We want merchants to know
that our insurance companies are all
Btrictlv llrst-closs, and their Klicies cost no
more than those of second-rate companies.
BCXM.LI. A ltovs.
'ANTET Every body to know that Head
quarters is Mar uioiiudk uouse.
"YITANTED A renter for 330 acres or jrrass
VY land In section t, township, 2 west.
Also, tenants fori pood houses in city,
d-t Wichita I.at A 1.0 v On.
Ti.il ii ..I. ' inc piace in case me loriuues oi pou
can be ha.l bj catling at this office anS , ,. '.,., ...,. ., ., l ,,,
BEGINS TO BOIL.
PREPARING FOR THE BIG
BATTLE AT CHICAGO.
The Arthur and Blaine Men
Equally Confident of an
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONVENTION.
Chicago, May 30. To-day has been
the first to be tempered with any ex
citement in view of the near approach
of the national republican convention.
The morning trains brought in only a
sprinkling of delegates, but among
them were a number recognized as
leaders in promoting the cause of those
most prominently mentioned for the
head of the national ticket, and these
were supplemented by a great many
others prominent in the party coun
cils. Headquarters were thrown open
at the leading hotels for the Arthur,
Blaine and Logan forces, and prepara
tions were making on every hand in
advance of a number of the solid state
delegations, which is expected to ar
rive early to-morrow. It was esti
mated to-night that about one hun
dred and forty delegates had arrived,
or about one-sixth of the full comple
ment of the convention.
By to-morrow night, or Sunday
morning at the latest, two-thirds o"
the delegates arc expected to be on
the grouud, so that the activity which
is to occur anterior to the assembling
of the convention proper will be at its
height Sunday. The Calforuia delega
tion will be the first to arrive in a
body, and its arrival early to-morrow
has been so widely heralded that it is
coulideutlv expected to impart fire to
the canvas from the outset, owing to
the pronounced character of their pre
ferences lor the Maine statesman. The
California delegation comes accompan
ied by that from Nevada, and the two
arc to unite in all their movements. A
portion of the Iowa delegation arriv
ed today and the remainder will be
here to-morrow, to permit a meeting
for organization and to-mapoutaplan
for their future line of action, called
for to-morrow afternoon. Two dele
gatem from Washington Territory ar
rived to-day; also all of the Oregon
delegation, with two exceptions. The
advance guard of Shcrmnu men iu the
persons of Judge Foraker, delegate
at large from Ohio, and Luke A.
Stanley, alternate from the first dis
trict, reported this afternoon. Galu
sha A. Grow, who has been mentioued
for the chairmanship of the convention,
has arrived from Pennsylvania. The
New York contingent was supple
mented during the day bv the arrival
of Andrew I). White, B". Matt Car
penter, Silas B. Dutcher. Jho. J. Gil
bert. Among the delegates are Clin
ton Wheeler and Charles Gould, aud
Gen. Geo. H. Sharpe is among lhoc
who come to view and take part iu the
preliminary skirmishing. A. G. Malt
loy, of Galveston, came at the head of
six of the Texas delegation, and re
ported the remainder to be on hand
to-morrow. Chaunccy I. Filley was
the first of the Missouri delegates to
arrive. W. N. Taft, postmaster of
Charleston, S. C, accompanied by
three other delegates, were the first
arrivals from the Palmetto state. Col.
.lames D. Brady, delegate at large of
the Mahone delegation from Virginia,
arrived to pave the way for the com
ing of the full delegation, and one or
two of the Dczeudorf contesting dele
gation also put iu an appearance. The
Kansas delegation will arrive Sunday
at noon, aud it is expected that it will
be the last of the full delegations to
at rive on the scene.
The headquarters of candidates were
regularly opened for business to-day,
aud consultations were constantly iu
progress between leaders of move
ments in behalf of each, while trusty
(Vintiilc vnri nut muk'ilifr tln Mi-nnnili-
tancc of the straggliug advance guards
of various state delegations. As they j
arrived in this way the various leaders i
were enabled to secure information at I
the earliest moment of the condition
of affairs iu the large proportion of
states, and to revise the estimates of
the strength of the respective candi
dates. The chiel centre of interest to
day was the Grand Pacific hotel, in
which are the headquarters of Arthur.
Blaine and Logan. Arthur'" headquar
ters arc in charge of Clinton Wheeler,
of New York, James 1). Warren, of
the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser and
General Geo. II. Sharpe, of New York.
It was stated to au associated press
representative at these headquarters
that the outlook was cheering and the
President's frieuds arc growing more
confiddut as the situation develops.
Blaine's headquarters arc in charge of
Stephen B. Elkins, of New Mexico, '
Galusha A. Grow, of Pennsylvania, J. ,
P. Clarkson. editor of the State Reg
ister, Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Clark
son mid to an associated press reporter .
that numerous consultations had been i
held during the day, aud that while he
was not able to go into particulars
he could say in general that i
much had been completed the results
of which would become apparent later '
on. Logan- headquarters are in
Chicago. A. M. Jones chairman, aud
Dan Shepherd secretary of the llliu-'
ois state central committee, Logan's '
friends, appear to be growing iu con
fidence as reports come iu of a nature '
to indicate an impossibility of either
Bl nitty or Arthur securing n majority
of the convention. Thus far no head
quarters have been opened for Ed
munds, Sherman or Hawlcy. In the
discus-ion aud doubt over the ques
tion of the first place, the vice-presi-deucv
has drooped completely out of
depend on the former as a mere
matter of political geography. A new
candidate for that pot-ition has even
developed today in the perou of IIou.
Andrew D. White, presideut of Cor
nell college, who was spoken of for
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candidate for presideut.
The sub-committee of ihe national
. committee completed its preliminary
I labors, seeming to be able to report to
the full committee, which is to assem
ble at noon to-morrow, at which it is
now known the following members
will be present, including those
who arc expected to arrive to
night : John C. Newl of Indiaua
Powell Clayton, Arkansas ; Horace
Davis, California: Jno. S. Routt, Col -
i orado ; O. Piatt, Counelicut; Mr.
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i?ebiger, Delaware; li. C. Cook, as
Jiroxy for Jno. A. Logan, Illinois;
Tohu S. Itunnells, Iowa; John A.
Martin, Kansas: James A. Strnc,
Michigan; D. A. Sabin, Minnesota;
George C. McKce, Mississippi;
Chaunccy I. Filley, Missouri ; James
W. Dawes, Nebraska; William E.
Chandler, New Hampshire; Geo. A.
Halsey. New Jersey; Thos. C. Piatt,
New York ; Wm. C. Cooper, Ohio ;
Mr. Apperson, proxy for D. C. Ireland;
Oregon, Christopher MaGee, proxy
for J. Donald Cameron, Pennsylvania ;
Geo. W. Hooker, Vrrmont; Samuel
M. Yost, Virginia ; Elilm Enos, Wis
consin; Geo. L. Sharp, Idaho; Alex
ander II. Bcattie, Montana ; Stephen
B. Elkins, New Mexico ; C. W. Ben
nett, Utah. Out of the State of Vir
ginia ten contested district delega
tions will come for action of the sub
committee. These as reported to sec
retary Martin are as follows : First,
Alabama; 1st, Georgia; 5th, Ken
tucky ; 4th, Maryland ; 4th, Texas ;
21st, Pennsylvania; Cth, New York ;
2d, Illinois; 19th, New York; 4th,
Pennsylvania. It is not anticipated
that any of these contests will prove a
very heavy tax upon the commmittee,
ami it expects spcedv action to be
taken upon them except in the case of
the State of Virginia, which may pro
vokk considerable discussion.
Elaborate headquarters under the
auspices of the leading business men
of the city in advocacy of the candi
dacy of President Arthur were open
ed at the Palmer House to-day, and at
a meeting this afternoon a committee
was appoiutcd with power to add to
their numbers to receive the New
York business men's delegation, which
will arrive to-morrow, and tender its
members the use of its rooms. A cir
cular was also prepared for distribu
tion addressed to the delegates to the
convention by the business men's com
mittee welcoming them to the city
and stating certain reasons for nomi
nating Prrsidcut Arthur. That he has
fulfilled the duties of the ollicc under
trying circumstances; restored har
mbuy to the party: he has keptiu view
the best intcrestso'f the country, and
advocated no policy calculated "to dis
turb commercial affairs, aud at the
same time has commanded the respect
of foreign nations by a dignified, con
sistent and straightforward course;
he has favored a reduction of taxation,
and secured in all of the departments
economy iu expenditures; in a word,
he has given to the country a wise,
conservative and pure administration,
which has commanded the respect of
the country and the unanimous ap
proval of the republican party as ex
pressed iu the tatc conventions. Let
us invite your attention to some of
these, as they state the whole case so
closely and forcibly. (Here follows ex
tracts from republican state plat
forms.) The address concludes as follows:
"The unanimity exhibited is remark
able iu political history, and is the
highest testimony to the fitness of C.
A. Arthur for the executive ollicc
which he now tills. Docs not this pro
duce a demand? Do not surrounding
circumstances and party necessity re
commend his nomination?"
At the Tremont, Col. G. L. Shoup,
member of the national committee
from Idaho, an ived. Mr. Warren was
accompanied by Titus Sheard, ex-Congressman
Jos. S. Smart, Chairman A.
Gould, O. G. Warren, of the Bufialo
Commercial, and Issa Bromley.
Mr. Warren said : "I regard Ar
thur's chances as better now than they
were ever before. He will have lhirty
six or thirty-seven votes on the first
ballot, and "he'll be nominated, if nom
inated at all, by the third ballot."
Secretary Martin said that no prox
ies would be allowed in the conven
tion. There never have been any per
mitted, hut if the convention sees fit it
can admit them. The convention
makes its own rules. The rules of the .
last convention don't necessarily bind I
this convention, so that proxies can be
admitted at the option ot the conven
tion. Pleasants, who is the forerun
ner of the Mtihouo delegation from
Virginia, is around trying to impress
upon evert body that Mr. Mahone and
hii delegation should be admitted, aud
that the Dczeudorf men should be left
out in the cold. The probability is
that the national committee will recom
mend that both delegations be admit
ted to the convention with one-half
a vote each.
At the Palmer house, John C. New
and his committee were locked up in a
private parlor attending to details
connected with the convention. Con
sidering the amount of work this sub
committee hits done ami is doing, the
members continue to be "in line form."
They work carlv and late. Mr. New
had to send an apology last evening to j
Manager McVicker,- who kindly tent5.-,
crcd the use of his private box to the
At the Lelaud a man who will have
a great deal to say about the manage
ment of Arthur's forces, put iu an ap
pearance. He is "Clint" Wheeler, the
close pcrsoual and political friend of
the president, ami appeared anxious to
get into communication with the Chi
cago friends of Gen. Arthur, as soon
a he changed hi summer clothes.
The weather has been very cold for
some days here.
Judge Carey, chairman of the com
mittee on official reporting aud publi
cation, has concluded to employ steno
graphers for the convention, who will
be absolutely under the control of aud
responsible to the convention for the
accuracy of the report
Mayor Hat rison is arranging to have ,
the police raid all gambling dens and ,
hones of ill-repute some uieht next ,
week, expecting to bag a lot of dcle-k.
gates and make cheap capital for him-
AtehNon, May 30. Although the
weather is quite cool tonight, turning
so yesterday afternoon, no damage is
known iu this section by frot The
wheat is heading out in sections, and
considering the continuous cool weath
er and backward spring, the condition
is good, with a prospect that at pres
ent is flattering. Some fields look
spotted, poorly and uneven. A promi
neut commission firm received in
formation to-day from McPhersou
county which states that farmers there
are reporting 50 to 90 per ceut of
the growing wheat crops to bp cheat.
Thnt is tlm lcmnor whrat 4niintvin the
State. Reports of i complete "con -
Urination of this fact arc awaited with
much anxictv here. Corn is up and
doing well, although it needs mora
warm weather. Oats and rye are
of an average appearance aud promise
Hastings, as proxy for
. ew lorn, Jiavsu Alter the pa
weather indications. rade, which took two hours to pa
Washin ton. May 30. Indications the reviewing stand. President Ar
for the Lower MUotiri valley arc thnr returned to the hotel and a nub
partlv cloudv weather and local lie reception followed. General Hut-
. rains, with southwestcrlv winds and
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OF THE NEW NATION
All the Principal Cities of the
Land Participating in Hon
oring the Patriot Dead.
Clay Centre, Kan., May 30. Deco
ration day was observed here with
appropriate ceremonies. All business
having closed at 10 o'clock, the Grand
Army post headed a procession over
three-fourths of a mile in length and
marched to the cemetery, where the
lots set apart for the soldier dead
were dedicated. A prominent feature
ot the procession was a mammoth
chariot, containing little girls repre
senting the several states of thcUnicn.
After the dedication and decoration of
the graves, a public banquet was given
in the city park, followed by toasts,
orations aud patriotic music. Over
two thousand people witnessed the
beautiful and impressive ceremonies.
Kansas City, Mo., May 30. Decora
tion day was observed with more than
usual ceremony. Business was gener
ally suspended this afternoon. The
street parade included the military
and civic societies and fire depart
ment. The exercises in commemora
tion took place at Gillis' opera house,
with au oration by the Hon. William
Warner, Senior Vice Commander of
the Grand Army of the Republic.
Chicago, May 30. The military and
civil parade this afternoon as post
decoration day ceremonies, was the
largest ever witnessed here on similar
Cairo, III., May 30. Decoration dav
at Mound City was generally observed.
About 5,000 people were present.
Columbus, May SO. Decoration day
was generally observed by suspension
of busiucss,decorating soldiers' graves,
parade and speech. General It. P.
Kenned j' and General Rosecraus of
ficiated iu the unveiling of the soldiers'
monument, Delaware, Ohio, making
speeches aud were followed by other
prominent gentlemen. Gov. Iloadloy
aud staff were present. Over 15,000
people attended the exercises.
Indianapolis, May 30. The observ
ance of Decoration Day was more gen
eral than for several years past. Busi
ness was almost entirely suspended
aud the streets were thronged by
thousands of people to witness the
parade, which was the 1 rgest aud
handsomest ever seen iu the citv.
Beloit, Kan., May 20. Decoration
day was observed in thii city to-day.
The soldier's graves were decorated,
the ceremonies being conducted by
Beloit Post (J. A. R., assisted by Cap
tain Casey's military company. Hon.
C. V."FowIcr delivered the address at
the opcr.i houe, a shower driving the
people to cover. At least five thou
sand people were iu attendance.
Springfield, Ohio, May 30. Decora
tion day was observed here with unu
sual manifestations of interest. Im
mense numbers of people participated
at Fern Clifl. The address delivered
by Dr. C. A. Kemper, of Cincinnati,
and ex-President Hayes, who spoke
iu behalf of government aid in the
education of the illiterate in various
parts of the country, aud urged the
people to exert their inllucncc upon
the house of representative to pas
the senate bill to aid in the establish
ment and temporary support of
schools. Mr. Hayes said if it had not
been for ignorance there would have
been no rebellion, and that the blacks
having been enfranchised it was the
duty of the government to so educate
them that thev could vote intelligent
Iv. When the war ends the duti s oft
peace must follow; the slaves arc yet
but half emancipated; the thralldotn
of ignorance must he broken. The
bill which had passed the senate was
not perfect, but it was a good begin
ning in the right direction and there
arc a great many difficulties to be
overcome. Almost half of the votes
of the south were lately slaves, aud
the other half were not adequately
educated. Now more than a half a
million voters cannot read the ballots
they cast. The case is an urgent oue,
for continued ignorance may put in
jeopardy the nation's life once more.
The address was entirely uupartisan
and statesman-like, and produced a
San Francisco, May 30. -Decoration
day was celebrated by the customary
observances. The bauks, government
offices and the principal business
houses were closed. The military
procession was unusually fine. Inte
rior cities and towns report the day
commemorated iu appropriate style.
Wheeling. West Va., May 30 Me
morial day was observed here under
the auspicies of the G. A. R. The
graves of the union soldiers were dec
orated in the foreuooti and thecx-con-fedcratcs
also decorated the graves of
their late comrades.
St. Lodis, May 30. Memorial day
received more attention here to-day
than for several years past. Fully
10,000 people visited the National cem
etery at old Jeflerson Barracks where
the graves of 4,000 soldiers were pro
fusely decorated. The services were
conducted by the G. A. R. posts, aud
consisted of a national salute by the
United States troops under Col.
Brackctt. Gen. Sherman was present
active part in the cere-
Aiitictam. May 30. Due obser-,
vances of memorial day held here. 1
Gen. John Logan delivered an oration, i
The dav generally observed at all j
Emporia, Kan., May 30. Notwith-,
standing the continued rain yesterday ,
afternoon, memorial day was appro
priately observed in this city. Prep
arations on a grander scale than ever
before had been made, but it was im
possible to follow out the entire pro
gaanime arranged. The G. A. It. dec
orated the graves of tweuty-six of
their comrade4, aud when they return
ed to the city, a very enjoyable meet
ing was held at Jay's opera house A.
M. Florv, Esq., was the orator of the
day. and delivered a very eloquent
address. In the evening Judge O. G.
'Thatcher, of Topeka, addressed
the court house. For fully an hour the
Judge spoke, and delivered one of the
best temperance leciure ever heard
in Emporia. He made many friend-j
here on this occasion.
, let was enthusiasticallv cheered on the
line of march. Generals Sherman ana
j Grant were conspicuous in the cere
t monies in Brooklyn. At Annapolis
I tUU UU1UU OUU WUlCUCIillC,!!) UUIIVU IU
decorating, congressman A. J. ar
uer was orator at Frederick.
Hastings, Neb., May 30. Decora
tion day was generally observed here.
A procession over a mile and a half in
length marched to the cemetery, and
fully 5,000 people took part in the cer
emonies. Judge U. H. Morris, of
Crete, delivered the memorial address.
Galveston, May 30. A San Antonio
special to the News says: Decoration
day was observed here" as never before
in the history of the city. Business
was eutircly'suspended, and a large
concourse of citizens and soldiers par
ticipated in the exercises.
Fort Scott, Kan., May 30. The day
was duly observed in this cify by the
G. A. R. and their guests. There
were about 8,000 people in the city.
Delegations of uniformed rank Knights
of Pythias from Nevada, with band,
G. A". It. posts from all over the state,
A. O. U. W., and uniformed ranks
from Columbus, Girard, Hepler and
other poiuts were in attaudancc. At
the cemetery the oration was deliv
ered by Chaplain Dornblazer, aud an
original poem was read by Col. A. J.
II. Dugaune, of New York City. In
the evening the lat.ies' relief corps
gave an entertainment at the opera
house for the benefit ot the .National
cemetery general fund, which was re
galed by Eugene F. Warc; the "Kan
sas poet," with au original poem.
This was one of the largest and most
impressive congregations ever held iu
this city on a decoration day. The
flowers were magnificent aud plenti
fully distributed by thirty-six little
The following letter to a prominent
republican iu Topeka, written by
Senator Plumb, under dale of May
2,5th, is telegraphed to the papers :
Topeka. May 25." I do not know
all, probably, which may have been
telegraphed West, as to "mv position
on the presidential question, but per
mit me to say that 1 have studiously
declined to say anything as to what'l
should do, or "as to how the Kansas
delegation should vote. I have ouly
said that Kansas republicans wanted
Blaine, unless it could be demonstrat
ed some other candidate was more cer
tain of election. I regard the nomi
nation of a candidate who can be
elected as the supreme law of the con
vention, and I have been, so well as I
could, watching the development of
opinion iu doubtful states, with a view
of determining what candidate would
best assure the purposes of success.
Personally I am for Blaine, and I know
his nomination would bust suit Kansas
republicans, and I shall support him
except in the event that 1 shall be
satisfied that some other man i-
stronger. You will, perhaps, under
stand that in states that are doubtful
there is a fecliug about candidates
which takes the place of that pergonal
preposfcc-jsion which it is safe to in
dulge in in Kansas. The struggle is to
be successful at the very best.
The dem"""ats will nominate a Haw
York man? ami We may not be able to
carry that Slate with 5f-yone. So far,
while there is strong ojpitiou to Mr.
Blaine from iuflucutialTqna!tCrs, I do
not feci that it is ccrtam ho 'J not ns
strong as anyone we cau nominate.
And of one thing voir can be quite
sure, I shall be mindful of the wishes
of iny constituency, and willing to give
au account of my stewardship.
"Curiously enough, the mail which
brought me your letter in which you
take exceptions to Mr. Arthur "be
cause he rcprcseuts the 'business
methods,' also brought me a letter
from a conspicuous independent re
publican of national fame and reputa
tion, who, while objecting to Mr.
Blaine expressed his willingness to
support Mr. Arthur because of his con
spicuous and genuine support of the
cause of administrative reform. All
the civil service reformers of New Eng
land ami New York, with few excep
'ions, prefer Mr. Arthur to Mr. Blaine,
but this I tlo not count as much.
Very truly vours,
Pittsburg, May 30. Thos. J.
son, oil broker, whose account was
overdrawn $97,000, left suddenly for
New York this evening with his wife.
Detectives have been shadowing his
hou-,0 for two days. Telegrams have
been sent cast to arrest him for con
spiracy. There N great excitement
to-nigltt ami other arrests are ex
pected. A special from Harmony says that
the Harmony savings bank closed
it doors yesterday, owing to money
tied up iu the Penn Bank. The lia
bilities arc said to be small.
THE POPULATION OF FORT SCOTT.
Fort Scott, May 30. The city asses
sor completed the annual census of
this city to-'lay, which shows a popu
lation of 9,781, which is conceded to be
the most correct count ever made.
The increase for the year is over 2,000.
In 1883 400 houses" were built, an
equal number have been built the pres
ent year and in progress of building,
audit is estimated that the total num
ber of buildings for 1881 will reach 800.
THE MANITOBA TROUBLE.
Minneapolis, May 30. A Winnipeg
special to the Journal says the govern
ment caucus sat all night, and is still
in session. It decides to reject the
terms offered by the dominion govern
ment, and will insist upon the control
of the land matter. Several govern
ment followers left the ranks. A criis
WILL RESUME WORK.
Fort Wayne, Intl., .May 30. Super
intendent Stevens, of the Wabash,
states that the 250 shopmen who
struck this morning at Peru, Ind., re
sumes to-morrow on the assurance
that they would receive
within a week.
KANSAS AT CHICAGO.
Kansas City, May 30. A special to
the Journal says : Hon. Geo. R. Peck,
of Topeka, is here. He and Senator
Plumb will depart for Chicago this
nriiintr. Mr. IVrk. whn is a ilelcrmte
to the convention, was about the Ia-t
caller on President Arthur yesterday candidates of either of the old section
prior to the latter? departure for New a! parties, tin trnenntionalwt will fa
York. He -aid that thepre-idcut wa- ' vor the tho, election of sncii a man.
iii excellent humor, very- hopfnl of Mr.Joics pay thit i, the cxpres-ed
success, expecting the support of the viewoftnorr than one hundred dele
greater part of the New York dclega- gate of the convention.
ion. ' 7
THREE BOYS DROWNED.
Galveston, 3lay 30. A San Antonio
special to the -cws say-: At Converse,
a siatiou near thi place, this after- tions here. Blaine and Arthur are fa
noon three little son-f Edward Hal- vorttf-s at 100 jufaint the Held at
sing, five to nine years of age, wan- . 5.60. Col.. Joseph, llickey, of Callaway
dcred away, went -wimming and county. Mo., ha made Mme large
I were drowned. ; wajrers on tin rtult.
TELEQRAPHIC jNE WS
THE PITH OF THE DISPATCHES
Received By Wire From AU Over This
Broad Land Of Ours.
The Montreal ipolicc havebceu un
su'ccessfaUo far in flndjag! John C.'
Eno." 5 " ?' ',;.
A Cairo dispatch says the new Mali
di claims the power of becoming in
visible. A Vlemia dispatch says : There was
a fierce encounter to-day between the
Kossuth and government parties, near
Erlane. Five parties were killed and
In New York yesterday the board
of directors of the Northern Pacific
railroad company authorized the let
ting of the work ot construction tor
the secoud section of twenty-five
miles east from Tacoma, in the direc
tion of Green 'river and Stampede
Pass, Washington Territory.
In the senate yesterday at Paris, a
debate was had on" the Nagucts divorce
bill. The minister of justice aud pub
lic worship stated that the govern
ment was disposed to sanction the
principle( of divorce in a case entail
ing actual scparaliouJDut would not
agree to flivorccTby mutual assent.
A Rome cable dispatch says : Ne
gotiations are pending between
France aud the Vatican for the nom
ination ot French cardinals at the next
consistory. The Vatican is disposed to
accede to the wishes of France on con
dition that the French government re
store the grants io tlm church sup
pressed laxi yea iv ,
The frosts reported yesterday morn
ing througliouttthe mortherta parts of
Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and
Michigan did more damage than was
believed at first. Corn was badly
blacked and set ba-k iu many locali
ties In other localities the corn and
garden vegetables were ruined.
Lord Tennyson was elected presi
dent of the society ot authors, formed
chiefly for the purpose of eficcting an
inter-national copyright law between
England and America. Mathcw Ar
nold was elected vice-president of the
Mew York, May 30. Perrin II.
Sumner, the broker who was arrest etl
on a chargo of swindling Daniel M.
Davidson, late' of "West Virginia, out
of over $10,000, has been committed
AN ELEVATED AFRICAN.
Kansas City, May 30. The Timo'
Little Rock, Ark., special says: Jas.
Tucker, colored, was hanged to-day
at Paris, Ark., for the murder of
Aaron Barker at Red Bench Mountain
on the 26th of December last. The
men were iu partnership iu conduct
ing a small farm Tucki-r stiipected
Barker of having money, aud while
the latter was asleep he shot and ktltnl
him, then retreated to the mountains,
where for some weeks ho defied the
officers, and was finally captured after
a hard fight. The execution took
place in the presence of '2,000 people.
The murderer met his fate coolly, say
ing ("oil had forgiven him and he was
at peace tvith the world.
CAUGHT IN THE ICE.
St. Johns, N. F., -May 30. The New
Fouudland sealing brig Confederate,
Captain Thomas Green, of Harbor
Grace, with crew i of nine men were
cnttuht in a formldiable ice nip in
Notre Dame bay, April 8th. Five of
the crew reached Twlllingnal anil
boarded the steamer Hercnles and ar
rived here this evening. They report
ail provisions consumed, except bread
and the last pound of fuel exhausted.
There is a fro7.en ocean ofice all along
and as the ship thus besetisnow drift
ing out to sea there is danger of the
crew being starved to death. A pow
erful scaling steamship will be at once
despatched to their relief.
Washington, May 30. Henry II.
Elder was to-day commissioned post
master at De"Witt, Kansas, anil the
following posiolliccs were established :
Drtiry, Sumner county, .1. b. an n e
gm, "and Eli, Cowley count) , Eli
Thorpe postmasters. The bonds of
James Lobsitz, postmaster at Kdmoiid,
Norton county, and James Lnughlin,
post master at Liberty. Montgomery
county, were accepted.
Chicago May -30. A large brick
building on Illinois -trcet, owned by
J. W. Reedy aud occupied by him as
an elevator" manufactory, burned this
afternoon. Los, $10,000; fully in
sured. Damage by fire at the Northwest
ern car shops nominal.
WHISKY DID IT.
IndianapoliSjMaySO. The Journal's
Vcvav, pccial reports that Peter
Joyce (wldtc) instantly killed Squire
Sanders (colored) at that place this
afternoon. Joyce" had participated !n
the Decoration day procession and afterward-
became intoxicated, anil
pointed a loaded musket at a number
of people, but did not discharge the
weapon until Sanders appeared. Joyce
OBJECTS TO BEM.
Indianapoli3, May 30. Geo O.
Jones, of New York, Ins isstiftl an ad
dress to the members of the National
Greenback Labor party in the state of
yew York, setiiBi forth lib objection-
ti General I'utkr.Uhe nominee of the
convention, on the eroapd thai ih-
laucr is uui tuiiiitMwincu xhii.ii. 10
the principles ou the jarty. The
nominees, Untler awlWjWt, be fetate.
have not yctaectpleattMf'Hornmation.
If they should 4t o aatf plce them-
celvea upon tne party ' platform as iu
rcpr-senttire, everjgjBembcr of the
party i- boasti ta twpport them.
f should they fall to do Ihi. or become
BETS OM, BLAINE.
Washington, Mar 30.IMting
the presidential nominee at Chicago
. next weefc ai asnincd tne propor-
Port Jarvis, N. Y., May 30. Heavy
frosts all through this section this
Boston, May SO. Frost did great
damage all over New England last
night. In some parts snow fell, and
in others ice formed over an inch
thick. The loss will be heavy especial
ly iu New Hampshire aud VermoR'.
Buffalo, N. Y., May 30. Quite a
heavy snow storm along the Lake
Shore ronte, and still snowing. Trains
arc arriving covered. A few flakes
Poughkcepsie, N. Y., May 30 The
thermometer last night went down to
25 degrees, freezing fruits and vege
tables of all sorts. In Duchess and
Ulster counties the grap crop is fully
half destroyed. The estimated dam
age is several hundred thousand dol
lars. COVINGTON RACES.
Covington, Ky., May 30. The
spring meeting of the Latonia jockey
club, of Cincinnati, was begun to-day.
There was a very large attendance,
the weather was fine and the track
deep iu dust. Tho meeting was opened
bv a purse race, mile heat, and was
won by Iatrick;Deunis ; Ferg Kyle,
second ; Slipawav, third. Time,
Tho Chipsetta stakes for two-year-old
fillies, foals of 1882, five furlongs,
Wanda won easily by a length, Retinue
coming verv fast" second, Vallisia.
third. Time 1:05. Tabitha was Ihe
favorite in tho pools.
The merchants' stakes, for all ages,
mile and furlong. The starters were
Freeland, Springer, Berlin, Fosteral,
Fellowplay. Billy Gilmore, Mamino
rist and Richard. Freeland wou easily
by half a length, Berlin secoud ami
Mammorist third. Time, 1:57 1-2.
The purse race, one and a half mile,
wa won in a canter by Loftin, Levant
secoud and Obermever third. Time,
The fifth aid last race, purse $400,
mile and quarf er, was won by Lord
Edward by a head, Silvia second, neck
in front itaron, Ella third. Time,
Chicago, May 30. Rowing race be
tween Peter Conley, of Portland, Me.,
and John Teenier, of Pittsburg, of
three miles with turn for $1,000 a side
occurred at Pullman this afternoon,
and was very closely contested from
the start. Teenier finished first by
half a length iu the extremely good
time of 20 minutes, 'J 1-2 seconds.
OVER THE OCEAN.
A TERRIFIC ULAZE.
London, May 30. A serious tiro oc
curred at "Phuampenk." capital of
Cambodia. The whole quarter out
side of the French Concession was de
stroyed. Among tho buildings burned
were 105 houses belonging to the
King. Three persons perished.
Loudon, May 30. An explosion ot
ihnamite occurred to-day outside of
the detective otlice iu Scotland Yard,
London, at 9:30 this evening, the cor
ner of the building being blown oil to
the height of thirty feet, taking with
it a portion of the'side walls. Many
cart-loads of debris are lying around
and attest to the strength" of the ex
plosion. A brougham standing oppo
site was wrecked and the coachumn
injured. A policeman was blown
across the yard and striking against
tho wall was injured and several other
persons were injured by pieces of Hy
ing glass. The explosive was placed
at the rear of a large building occu
pied by the detectives.
A sharp report was heard to-night
outside of the Junior Carlton club
houe, in Pal! Mall, resulting from a
bomb thrown into the basement of
the club house at the back of St. James
-rpiarc. A cabman says he saw a man
light what was apparently a fuse, and
then run away. Immediately after
ward there was a report, followed by
a volume of Mntke. After an inter
val of a few seconds, the cabman hiivi,
another report occurred between the
army intelligence department, which
adjoins the Junior Carlton club house
and the army anil navy club houses,
facing it on opposite sides of St.
St. James square. The baseun-nt of
the Carlton club house was shattered
in, and four female servauts at work
there were severely injured. The club
houe was crowded with members at
the time of the explosion. Several
lights were extinguished. The lights
throughout the entire building of the
army and navy club were extinguish
ed and the windows blown in.
Col Majandic, inspector of cxplo-sives-,
examined the scene of the dyna
mite operations in rail -Mall, mc
to-night The house keeper of the
army intelligence department aver
that'thc second explosion in St. Jamc
square was causc'il by a bomb which
he saw lighted with a'fusc a second or
two before the explosion occurred.
Another explosion in Scotland Yard
was averted by the failure of the fue
to burn. The police found several cake
dynamite in the vicinity. A member
ot Carlton Club pay he detected a
strong smell of gunpowder after the
explosion. Nearly all of the Iioumn in
.St. .lame- square have suffered from
, the force of the coucus-ion. loiter
search resulted in discovering more
explosive matter. A canister of uu-
cxploded dynamite was found in Scot
land yard. Police authorities ex
press "the opinion that attempt
on the two localities were intended
to le simultaneout, the individual
who lighted the fii-e in St. Jame
square was pursued by the indignant
aud excitd crowd, but managed to
make his escape by jumping Into a
cab which had bccn"kept in rcadincHa,
and which wa loit to sight In the
darkness of the night and great con
fusion. The policemen and four
others of the injured are pronounced
in a pn-cariou- condition, feixtetn
packet- of dynamite, with fuw at
tached, were found at 10:30 to-night,
under the Nelson monument in Trafal
gar -ouare. The Iindon to!ic be-'
lieve the dynamite dt-covered under!
the 3tchon monument in Trafalgar
square i of American manufacture.
An article aoncar in the Kort-
nighth Review, written and signed by
V'm. K. Glad-tone, on KngUnd' for-
eign policy. 0!autone ay a icnol
ha now arrived when England way,
with advantage,lndy and ereu repro
duce in "some of ifi most eharactenatfc
aspect the foreign policy of America.
A larse audience wftne! Law
rence UarretlV farrwell irfornsce
to-nigul,"Yorkk' Love," revived for
the occasion. Barrett wm recall!
fonr time after the "eond act.
Toe Hejsrs. Berry Broilers, a CO! tat
experienced cattle breeders froaa MlcaigM,
arrived la this city yesterday, may an
the owners of tome genuine Roaeol SfewM
registered catUe, together wit soae eighty
head or high grade, which areoa the ratal.
These gentlemen desire to purchase a suit
able ranch for the purpose or exteaatva
Advices from other portions or Ksmm do
not show the rain-fall to be so coattMt
nor heavy as in this valley. For the Mat
week It has been warsa and dry la the cen
tral and northern portions of the Slate,
while it haa rained here nearly every day
or night. The corn crop la suferias the
most, as it is almost impossible to keep
ahead of the weeds, although the plaata
look green sad rigorous.
Mr. E. C. Ferguson, Register of Deed of
Sumner county, came up yesterday vr
ing. The Wellington people went throagh
their decoration services fa spite of the
rain. Wade McDonald made the oration,
followed by J. W. Forney with a delightful
speech. Mr. Ferguson la off for Chleag
Monday morning. Mr. John G. Wood
and wile and Col. St. Clair went oa to Chi
cago last niht.
lion. D. B. Long, ex.tish comaualsatoaer
of the state, now the atate Gnad Master of
the Odd Fellows, made u a call last even
ing. He Is here lor the purpose of Instruct
ing In the secret work of the order. The
Eagle, as many of our reader will reaaea.
her, had two or three ferocious bouts with
Mr. Long over the (Uh iiaestioa two or
three years ago. We find our old enemy a
great big hearted Jolty man, who wouldn't
tight eeu the editor of the Kaiilk, though
wo had butted the biggest carp pond in the
Mr. II. C. Wilson, ot St. Louis, the big
laud and loan agent who is represented by
Mr. M. L. Garver, of this city, left for home
last night. Mr. Wilson comes out every
once in a wullo to see if Southern Kansaa
keeps up her part. This timo he brought
his wife with him and drove overland as far
q1 a Saratoga, Pratt county, and he aaid
to us upon bis return, that there waa no use
talking there can be found no other country
In (he United Stale equaling this great
valley In all respects.
A NEW TIME CaRD.
A new time card, Ageut Lyeth Inlorma
us, goes Into effect Sunday, June 1. The
principal change Is in tho mail train arriv
ing here in the moruing. Instead of 10 JO
a. in. that train wilt reach here at 8:X. a. in.,
Irom ttie north with the mails.
OUR TELEGRAPH OPERATOR.
Mr. J. K. O'l.autflillii, the young gentle
man who ha lor ttic Ut tlirre or four
lilgliW taken our prcm Uiiatoti It an ac
coiu'ilMiod telegraph operator, an expert
In lit line excelled by few men ot hi aje.
He was sent directly hero by Supt. Uaker,
from St. I.oul, anil after he get retted up
Irom IiIh Iom of sleep be will not ml a
word or limine kent oer the wlrrn, lick It
never to faintly. Tlie great convention
eome off In a few day, ami we re gratified
very greatly that we have an operator wtio
will lie utile to take all that trantplrea.
To the Kdxior r the Kdjle.
Ur IK W. Phillip., ot Wichita, will lec
ture at tho 3lethodlt KpUenpal church at
(loildnrtl Monday evening, June Tlii. Sub
ject : "What arc you all thinking abcut."
Plenty of good limbic
C. Iv. Witoiisox.
THE MCPHERf ON ROAsT
To the Editor of the Kagle:
Touching the matter or the city ' Wichi
ta voting tiouds for the Mel'heraon road, I
would tike toaxk what Is meant hy "wltbla
the city llmlu of Wichita." Doca 1 1 mean
that the road it to "tart from within the
prcot.nl limit, on the eaut hunk of the river,
or that the city llmltt wilt m extended to
the went ldo o nt t take tn their depot
located In Went Wichita. There la a big
ill (Terence. TaX.I'avkk.
Tux-Payer mint go to ome one eite for
anannver. It l a ipicidlon about which
we have not thought, nor haa It been rained
before that we are aMare. Kt. KaUI.K.
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