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WICHITA, KANSAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 6, 1884.
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THE VALLEY CITIES.
FROM KINGMAN TO SARA
TOGA. A Sad Ending Fourth at Well
ington. A LITTLE GIRL INSTANTLY
By a Drunken Wretch.The City
Garden Plain, Kansas, Etc.
FROM KINGMAN TO SARATOGA,
Ou the arrival of the train at Kingman
my attention was attracted by the sonorous
voice of the redoubtable I). K. Green, the
well known lttcryiiian and proprietor ol
the 'CannoiiljalP Mage line : "Thi way
for the Cannonball line, get lutn that hack
behind that Mg mule team I" Of course
I took passage with Green. Ktcrybudy
will tell you that if you go with him you
are sure to go through, (irecn is a man of
wonderful energy and enterprise. He runs
two dally coaches from Kingman to fcarnto
a and l'ratt Center. He hasjubt re-stocked
his entire line with line, large, joung
- mule tcam. lie lias ccrjthliig so tlior.
ougbly organized that lie runs by schedule,
and Orccn will pull you through on time
and don't you forget it. The route, from
Kingman to Saratoga lies aloug the valley
of the Xlnnetcah Tho waters ofthe little
river arc remarkably clear in tbix section
and abound In l!li. For a distance of
about eight miles out the soil is ofa light,
sandy nature, but notwithstanding, wheat,
corn, oats and potatoes are a line a crop a
'can be found anywherj. From this
poiul the soil gradually deepens into
a deep, dark loam, which Is unsurpassed
in richness ccn in Sedgwick county.
About fifteen miles lie mid Kingman
City, as the stage ascended a gentle elet ation
a picture was reea1ad that tilled me with
admiration and entliii'-lu-m. About a half
ulle ahead, upon the summit ofa irentlc
slope, on the north bank of the Xlnnescah
glittering In the rays of the noonday sun, 1
beheld tlie young town of Maud, in King
man county, nettling amid broad acres of
golden wheat and corn and oats, the like of
which I have seldom seen equalled. Klgbt
here is a landscape that could not fall to
command the admiration of a painter, lie
low lies the bright Ninnescah, streatching
tar along like a ilcr thread, while ou
either hank is a beautifully undulating
slope of rich prairie covered with a luxu
rious carpet of wonderfully nutritious
grasses, with here and there a sod cabin
and a cultivated Held; then a herd of cat
tle, lazily cropping the sweet blue gras
that abounds in this region, while away be
yond the summit of tho slope, stretching
away towards tliu horizon, Is a background
of high table lands, which for richness and
depth of soil is said to cxrcl even the al
ley lands. It is not a monotonous plain,
but a gently undulating prairie. From
here to Saratoga the landscape prereut the
same over changing panarama of hill and
vale and traversed by hundreds r
living streams silently wending their way
to swell tho watcri of the Ninnescah. In
some places the country becomes more
rugged, assuming the proportions of a
small chain of more mountains oer which
a family of antelope may be seen bounding
away In the distance. Most of the lands
between 31 aud and Saratoga hue been lo
cated since last March and there is conse
quently ery little of it undtr cultivation.
If the young men of the oaa who are
wasting their energies among the sickly
looking crops which arc there everywhere
islble, only knew that such noble lauds
Mere awaiting location within one day's
ride of the city of Wichita, wliat a rush
there would be. As it is, cvrry stage is full
of homcscckcrs. At" p. in. we reached
the infant city of Saratoga. The town site
Is an elevated piece of prairie land studded
with a cluster of small hills ou the north
bank ol the Nlunccah. The site is quite
picturesque? The pres ut site embraces
an area of half a mile square, in the center
ol which is a public square about which
mail) good business blocks arc being erect
ed. A description of the surrounding
country would be a icpitltlou of what I ,
hie already described, but in order to
comprehend ,L. extent and wonderful for- I
tllity of'Vratt county one must travel oier '
I am not Informed as to when the town
site was laid out, but am told that little or
nothing was done toward building n town
until Nnwmber. 18S2. Xow sbc has a pop
ulation of r00. llin general stores, three
dry goods stores, three grocery stores two
hardware stores, two drug stores, four liv
ery stable", two holds, slv real estate ami
loan agents, two blacksmith shops, one
flouring mill, one weekly newspaper, one
meat market, one bakery, one saddle and
harness shop, one barber shop, four doc
tors, one shoe shop, and a brass band.
The following are the principal business
men of Saratoga: W. K. fiibbons, presi
dent town company: II. P. Cooper, serc-
tary. Saratoga Mill Co., V. F. flibbons
president; W. I). Corrie, secretary; capltnl
30,000; paid up capital, $20,000. Gibbons.
Closson A Miller, real etntr and
agrnts; AV. F. Gibbons, notary public; G
It. Closson. attorney at law; C. K. Miller,
attorney at Jaw; V. P. Corrie. general I
merchandise; Harris A- Kclsey, real estate j
and law; X. I'. Carskadon. attorney atlaw;
VTyatt & KIt-mlllrr. Hour and feed"; W. V
Horn, harness; Scars, ltlackburn .t Co..
lumber and shlneles; Grecory .V Kreb, ,
proprietors Saratoga Sun: UhcVbum .t
Corrie. lnrdwnre and implements; Gibbons
llros.. P. O. Grocery, groceries glnss and
Miss.1. It. l,nwry. millinery; W. S. Uids
baugh, dry goods mid carpels: dames Itay- '
ner, dry goods and groceries. Hell. Salle J
Co.,blackmltbs; J. llallaway X Co., Iiery.
feed and sile stables; fortnlghtlv sales
horses and mules; Gibbons , Fletcher,
meat market; Temple Urosr. hardware.
stoves and tinware; Oeorge Hccgs ,t Co..
lumberyard. lUirton Christie, drugs;
Urer;ry A Rnsel. livery; 1). C. Lewi. at
torney; .1. C. Hart'hom. blacksmith: W.
A. Williams, drugs; Mulks .t King. con.
tractors and builders; N Carpenter, hotel;
K. Ban?, flour and feed; H. P. Cooper, at
torney and Cnlled States commissioner; II.
Hon ford, flour, feed and lime; is. B. Living-'
ton. furniture: I). 11. Dickinson. M. I).
Saratoga Is on the located line of the
Wichita & Western railway, hall way be
tween Wichita and Podce City, forty mites ,
west of Kingman and forty miles north nf
Medicine Lodge, Situated almost iu the
centre of Pratt country. It has an immense '
agricultural Interest to build it up. The
msglflcent mill located here cannot fail to
draw a large trade hero. This mill I fur-
nlshed throughout with the most approved
machinery. It Is an elegant structure and
built of the best material.
The work wrs done by Mulks & King
and reflects great credit on the mechanical
skill of these gentlemen. Mr. Mulks is a
master mechanic, an accomplished areitect
and a thorough workman. The people of
Saratoga arc fortunate in having Mr. Mulks
located amongst them.
On the 2nd inst. the town company receiv
ed the necessary pipcra miking It a city of
the third class. That night her citizens
gathered around an immense bonfire to eel-1
ebratc the ccnt. Speeches were delivered I
and a salute of" thirty gum was fired in
honor of the occasion.
I am under many obligations to the peo
ple of Saratoga, especially to Mr. A. E.
Gregory of the Sun, also Mr. Kclsey, real
estate agent. The Hambleic.
THE FOURTH AT WELLINGTON.
A Little Girl Killed and a MaiYBadly Wounded
The Fourth was ushered In by the boys
firing anvils. The morning dawned before
they spent their powder. The wind rose
with the sun, and throughout the day fed
the populace with dust. Early the people
began to come from all points of the com
pass. Ere noon the grove and its ap
proaches was jammed full of dosy patriots.
T. B. Wall, .1. L. Grider, Col. J. W.Forney
and Col. A. C. St. Clair addressed all who
could hear, and those who wero to fortu
nate report baring been highly entertain
ed. Large numbers crowded toward the
platform dance where the "ragtag and bob
tail" of both sexes "kept time to a few poor
ly played fiddles. Thin Ice cream and weak
lemonade sold readily. The assembly wax
ed warm and weary.
In the afternoon about two thousand of
the throng gathered near the old school
house and enjoyed the sports. At the same
time, on the veranda of the De Itarnard
hotel, was enacted a much sadder drama.
While in a crazy drunken condition, Ed.
Minor shot a revolver and the ball entered
the heart of a nine-year-old daughter of J.
II. Perry, of Uucda Springs. DeaU came
so sudden and unexpectedly that
her mother thought she had fainted. He
fore the truth was known the guilty man
had p.isscd on, tiring promiscuously as be
went, and not uutil late at night was he
apprehended in the Morgan bawdy house,
where he had halted after the day's de
bauch. The little son ol Wtn. Ta)lor, living near
Perth, felt from a tree and was carried
home badly hurt.
A barber at the Dcllarnard hotel dropped
a revolver, and as it struck the stone walk
it fired a ball through his leg.
Several smaller accidents, of little Inter
est to.your readers, closed the day's doings
The immense fireworks at night hardly
satisfied the crowd, who doubtless differ
from the purchasing committee In what
consists ofa good display.
Altogether the Fourth in this city was
big, and productive of mucn that tended
to the .bad. Our glorions natal day has
been debased into a kind ol annual festival
of debauchery a day when tho law-abiding
part ofthe community assemble and let
the whisky venders, pickpocket like, sneak
In audskim the cream, and ween this same
gang arc protected in their infernal tralHc
by the excitement of the crowd.
This new town located In the midst ot
the fertile farms bearing the sanw name,
has sprung up like a prairie flower within
the past three or four months. Ab announc
ed they had a celebration on the Fourth,
and a basket picnic in I.oomls' grove one
of the prettiest j oung groves in the coun
try. The band from Wichita headed tho pro
cession, followed by a wagon tilled with
prettily dressed girls representing the states.
Then came citizens in wagons and car
riages, and thuy made quite a floe display
as they marched to the grove about a quar
ter of a mile north of town. Seats aud a
speaker's stand wero provided and tho fol
lowing programme was filled :
Address of wclcomc,by J.C. Van Gieson,
Hinging by the glee club and music by the
band. Then adjourned for dinner, aud
groups gathered around the tables which
were loaded with all the tempting viands
so solacing to the inner man.
At two o'clock the band again called the
audience around the speakers' stand, and
the Declaration of ludcpcddcncc Jvvas read
in an able manner by Mr. Itowlcr.
More music by the glee club and band.
O. i). Kirk then gave a yery interesting
address, timed totho occasion, and which
wa listened to attentively.
The glee club next sung a national song,
after which Superintendent Hammond
mado a very acceptable address, with the
usual eulogies on the greatness of our na
tion. The programme closed with the thank of
the committee of arrangeineuts to all for
their help and attendance.
The whole was a very successful day.and
certainly shows the patriotism and energy
of the people or Garden Plain and vicinity.
It was estimated that there were between
fiOO and 000 persons in the grove in all, and
this notwithstanding -the fact that many
w en kept away by the pressing necessity
of harvest, as the wheat is already too ripe
and much of it yet uucut, with the oats
pushing on immediately.
When our representative wrote tipthe
business interests of Kingman, the name of
Peter Miller, jeweler, was overlooked. Mr
Miller is an accomplished jeweler and keeps
on hand a complete stock of cverj thing in
(.'. C. Hj do went to Iola yesterday on a
K. I). Wrinht. of Kinsman was lu the
It. M. Steen, of Little Hock, Ark., ar-
rived in the city yesterday.
.1. L. Adams ana wile, ol uecatur. ins.,
are guests' at thcTremont.
S. W. Sawcr, of Lawrence; and A. A.
Fsrnham, of Emporia, are InHhc city.
MIst.es Artie Smith and Fleta Lawrence
will 'visit friends in El Dorado this week.
Ed. Ford and Lett Hamilton are isit
ing to-day at the famous Jewell stock faun.
Miss Lutle Hall, of GreatHend, Is In
the city visiting with Miss Flcta Lawrence.
John V. Mollltt, of the Kansas Furni
ture House, has gone to Topeka for a short
J. I Dyer, receiver of the t'nilcd
'.Mates land olllce, is rusticating iu Colo-
Chas. Lawrence departed on the even
ing train jesterday for his old home In the
' It. C. Deam, deputy register ol deeds,
wa qillto 111 yesterday and unable to be on
ltobt. McKnight, a prominent colored
man of Wellington, came up from Sumner
' countv last nlt:bt. .
Dr. K. Matthew, dentist, is now as-
. sisted by F, It. Lawrence, a young man re
' cently ofthe Chicago Ideal Opera compauy.
Bishop Fink, of Leavenworth, is here
and will attend the laying of the corner
stone ofthe Catholic church this alternoon.
Mr. Woodman, a leading business man
oflavonworth, arrlevd In Wichita yester
daj'on a visjt to his daughter, Mrs. A.
!. W. Bartholomew, real estate agent,
will leave this week for a month's visit to
bis former home in Brooks county, this
Will C. Woodman and F.A. Xorth nar
rowly escaped a serious accident while
boatiug on tho Little river the evening of
John It. Parons made a flying visit to
X'cwton yesterday. He say s that the coun
ty seat of Harvey seems like a graveyard a
compared to thi city.
Capt. White, editor of the Beacon, will
leave for Chicago to-day, uhcre be goes
partly on business and to attend the Nation
al Democratic Convention.
Miss Nellie Uurr, who went to New
Mexico some time ago in hopei of benefit
ting her health, returned last evening from
Albuquerque, and wc arc sorry to say is no
Miss Cora Hoffman, of Topeka, who
was called to this city some weeks ago on
account of the illness of her mother, re
turned to the capital yesterday. Miss II.
has many young friends here who will re
gret her going away.
Ucv s. Audas and Phillips were at Ando
ver on the Fourth, and report having had a
very pleasant time. They were each called
upon for speeches, and of course respond
ed. Who ever heard of a Methodist minis
ter that wasn't a ready speaker at a camp
meeting or fourth of July celebration
T. 15. Wall, who did the orating at Wel
lington on the Fourth, returned last Friday
evening. He says they had a grsnd old
celebration down there, which was partic
ipated in by people from all over the Coun
ter The nitfln u'ie cnt nlTtn i.rnfit llinnA
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and the celebration was an immense sue-
C0INC TO MINNEAPOLIS.
The following named partids will leave
this city on Sunday the 20lh for Minncapo- .
lis to attend the G. A. It. encampment at
that place: Mr. and Mis. Ilciecrman, Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. W. Steenrod, Mr. and Mrs.'
Col. Stewart, Mrs. J. M. Houston,
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Taylor,
Mr. and Mrs. T. .1. JIcMlllen, Mr. and Mrs.
Col. Woodcock, Mr. and Mrs. X. F. N'cider- '
lander. Mr. and Mrs. II. W. Lewis, Mr. and
Mrs. W. It. Williams, rf. S. ',
King, Mr. Whittier, Harvev Kicc,
John W. Hear, Sam Gates,
Ed Dorsey, Dr. Kcntz, P. ll.Jolinson, John
Kxtoti, Murray Myers and Jesse Ask. The
most of the above will go bv the St. Joe &
Council Illuif'i route, so as to return by the ' land, what do you think ofa great sen- .
river. Others will go on the Itock Island. alor who iu his greed to absorb ter- HOUSE.
There will be no diderence in the cost of ' ritory which belongs to the actual set- Washixoto.v, July 5. After re
transportation, Ea'.h person can select his tier in a land that was made for the cc-s Hums submitted tho conference
or her route,' but if one wishes to conic independent free-holders and small report on the consular and diplomatic
down the river without extra charge, they
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cral parties from Anthony and Wellington
will also go at the same time.
Thc practice or prize shoot near the old
fairgrounds ou the Fourth was partici
pated in by a large number of Wichita's
best shots, aud was very spirited the
prizes offered by J. F. Stafford adding con
siderable interest to the sport. The score,
however, was hardly up to the average,
owing no doubt to the extreme heat and
the somewhat hilarious nature ofthe day.
The first match was at glass balls, eighteen
yards rise, for a keg of powder, etc., which j
resulted in three ties. Jas. Hodson, W.
Garnett and ilert itlchards tied on nine;
T.XowIan, F. llidwcll, John Merrill and j
Hilly Merrill tied on eight, and Wni. Stan
ccr, Chae. McAllister and J. J. Hoover I
tied on seven. The tics were then shot j
off, resulting in W. Garnett coming out
first heat, W. Merrill second and J. II. Hod- j
The second match was at clay pigeons,
eighteen yards rise. There were fourteen '
participants, and the contest resulted
Chas. McAllister winning lirst prize, he
missing but two out of ten shots, .las.
Hodson came In lor the second prize and
W. SUuccr third.
" I five miles from the Indian line and ( consideration of private pension bills.
a day of sorrow. gorne twentv-fivc or thirty miles from I Townscnd objected.
Wki.unoto.v, July 5, 1891. The the town ofZtini. So it' will be seen
Fourth of July celebration in this city ,ll!lt tie 10o,000 acres of land this man L democratic convention.
was turned into profound sorrow ou , xs wns stcalinir from the Indians ' Chicacso, July 5. The temper of
account of several sad accidents, or r,.;0lvcs itself into three homesteads 1 fne c'tv w'!l8 completely changed from
deeds of criminal recklessness. About under the desert net claims located it quiet to-night by the arrival ofthe
10 o'clock last night a drunken wretch ov two :lrmy officers and oue citizen Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Texas,
passing along tho crowded pavement j,; public land open to such cntrv with !",tl lllc ffrcater portion of the Now
discharged his revolver over his which location, however, I had not h- ork delegations. The demonstra
shoulder. The ball, passing through ;,, )o ,0 tion organized on behalf of Butter also
the veranda f the hotel l)e-, 7 nW to nr.ivi tln taii'iiwiiu bo tended to lend to tho air of excite-
Barnard, struck the little eight had made, he read a number of let
year old daughter of Mr. tcrs. Tlic flrst was a ettcr rrJm tM!
Perry, proprietor of the (.cuda , , COIim,i.si0ner general of the laud of
Springs hack line. Ihe ball entered t ,lce ,(,.; tiial ,i,c j,,,,, jn question
her side and pasr-ed almost through .l3 subject to location and cutry-a
her body, killing her instantly. I'hc 1)ubi,. Iaml at ti,c timc.aud if not loca
slaycr disappeared in the crowd, but a ,ion wolcl have been subject to can-
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during (he night, who is supposed to
be the one who liicd the shot. He
was lodged in jail to await his prelim
inary examination, which ha been
continued until next Wednesday.
A boy fourteen years old, named
Tajlor, fell from a "tree at the grove
during the day, and received
injuries from which he died
last night. A barber named Charles
Woodruff", white, while carelessly
handling a revolver, shot himself
through the knee, tho bono beiug so
badly shattered that amputation will
probably be necessary. Aside from
these disasters the day pascd pleaaant
ly and the cekbration was a great suc
cess. An immense crowd of peoplo
was here. The day was ushered in by
the firing of guns and the ringing of
bells. The brass bands from several
ofthe neighboring cities united with
the Wellington Knights Templar
band iu furnishing excellent music.
The Wellington tire company and
Wellington guards made a line dis
play in the procession. Eloquent ora
tions were delivered bv Hon. T. 11.
Wall, of Wichita, and Judge J. I..
Grider, of this city. A variety of
juvenile sport interested the little
folks, while a grand ball at Wood's
opera house, ut night, was tho attrac
tion of lovers of the dance. The city
was profusely and gaily decorated
with bunting and Hags and was bril
liantly lighted up in the evening by a
grand diplav of lire works, $1,000
having been expended for that pur
pose. INDIAN TROUBLES.
Ft. Smith, July 5. The Choctaw
trouble, which originated iu the re
fusal of certain property owners to
pay the permit tax, ha aumcd a
senou attitude t Milo. lloyt, a
prominent Choctaw leader, has been
outlawed aud driven into the Chero
kee nation, where he has ;i gang of
about thirty men, motlv deperate
character, who have rallied to his sup
port. Fifty Choctaw militia men call
ed ou the Cherokee authorities and .
asked them to co-operate with the
militia iu effecting the arrest of Hoyt'
gang. Warrants were isued for tho
arrest of lloyt for bunting the Choc
taw court house. A light i daily ex
pected. FOR MARTIN.
I.aunki, Kansas. July 5. At the
countv convention held here to-day
delegate were elected to the tatc ,
convention, namely, Hon. J. (.'.Strang '
and (fillert Bedell. Thcv were in
structed for John A. Martin for gov
ernor aud William Higgin for secre
tary of Mate. A resolution wa unani
mously adopted endorsing
Lawkknci:, July 5. Preparations
arc eeinp made for a grand old set
tlers' nieetiuc to be held at llUinarck
grove, I-awrence, on Septembers and
S to celebrate the thirtieth aunlverary
of the settlement of Kana. Some of
the most prominent men of the coun
try will bo preent, and it is expected
that it will be the largest gathering
ever convened in the iate.
Washington. D. C .lulv
tlications for the upper Missouri and
Arkansas river vallevs: Fair weather:
variable wind, and slight rise in torn-
"FROM W A SITTNfrTfW
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LOGANr DENIES THE
That He is
THE HOUSE IN A DEAD LOCK
ON THE MEXICAN PENSION
, Other News and Notes from the Na
Washington-, D. C, July 4.
Shortly after the senate was called to
order Logan roe and said: "Mr.
President, 1 ilcsm it due my friends
that I call attention to certain etate-
a r j 1 ' 1 it fc 1 r
"'..m.. x "' cup.uu m uic uuui.u yrcss
J us wen as tlie congressional uecorti oi
the 27th of June. First, I am set
down in a list of what is termed "Land
Grabbers," as having in some mysteri
ous wav accumulated the vast amount
of 80,000 acres of laud. This tdate
ment is utterly without fouudatiou
in fact. The New York Herald of
Jun2U adds 30,000 head of cattle. I
wish this were true, hut there is no
foundation for the statement. I would
take no notice of this, however, were
it not for the charge that follows.
Second, the person who made the
statement, after finding it was untrue,
instead of doing justice to me, against
whom he might by his erroneous state
ments, have done injury, proceeded to
put another false statement on record
a follows : I miht have said
to the deluded soldiers ol this
i 'lt. v iiai uy uu u n. ui .,.iu
. who boasts ot being a statesman a .pa-
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tnot a fncud par excellence of sol-
diers, and who, under cover of his ' reached an ngrecment ou all but
brother-in-law, went to New Mexico ' three. One of those is that appropri
and tried to pre-empt the most valua- ating $150,000 for the Nicaragua pro
blo land lying along her streams, jeet; the other two have reference to
and was only stopped by a public the appointment of a commission to
olliccr finding out it belonged to the ascertain the best mode
class which he professed the utmost of ccurinr more intimate
friendship for, (aud who, from his
manner and appearance, rumor says
has their blood in his vcin), tried to
steal from his own kith aud kin, him-'
dreds of thousands of acres of land,
(great laughter and aplauo on the .
Democratic side) taking from the un
fortunate savage, who was unable'
to protect himself until the honest
secretary of the interior went
there with the surveyor and
took back the land for
the Zunis. Renewed laughter and ap
plause. Nov,Mr. President, this state- j
ment N, so far as I am concerned, or
any one elo of whom I have any
knowledge, maliciously false. Sir.
what are the facts out of which this
attack lias been made? Cant. I
Major Tucker and Mr. btout located
.Inimc it 'Vnnfri'i .iiririfrd Htm bind
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, tiiijuuiui. in aium .iiu.ni'. .luijiiuttuiri,
until alter ascertaining lrom the
general land ollice that the laud
was subject to location, being outside
of the Indian reservation, being some
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' tut i(ilt 'Plus IIIIV'I I off 'it ll'i; ftViftt
M.,j0. i'llPicr to Secretary Teller giv
ing the facts in connection with the
location of the lands mentioned bv
him and his associates, aud protesting
agaiiit any change by rcurvey ofthe
Ximi rpcnrrMtimi Ifis-!1V5 tlin rlianrps
against Logan's connection with these t
lands are uutruo. The next letter
from Capt. Lawton to (Jen. Logan re
futes at great length the charges
against the latter and says there is not,
nor has there been, any company or
organization for the purpose of buy
ing or owning laud, raising stock or
starting ou the Neutria or which you
or any other person is or was inter
ested My land on the Neutria was
entered in good faith
for myself. ami no other
person has an interest in my location.
Any and all statements, that there is
or has been a combination either to
secure land or a stock ranch for your
benefit, or the benefit of any person
other than those appearing on the
records of the land office, is untrue.
James Stevenson, of the United States
geological survey, bears the following
testimony iu relation to Senator Lo
gan: Having had my attention called
to the statements Jin the Cou
grcssional IJccord of recent (late,
indirectly charging you with
fraudulently attempting "to deprive
the Zuni Indians, iu New Mexico, of
their lands, I beg to ay that I am fa
miliar with the fact, and circum-tauci-s
from a thorough investigation
of the subject, made at the request of
the honorable secretary of thointerior.
ami lake pleasure in stating that the
allegations thus made are grossly uu
just to you as well as to Major Tucker
and hi a-ociate and wholly without
foundation. The next letter was from
Secretary Teller to Gen. Logan. Iu it
best): There i not the slightet
evidence that any wrong was intend
ed or done by parties to the eutrie,
or any law violated. The land was
public land at the time these entries
were made, and, a such, was open to
entry by the public. The gentlemen
who made the entries were qualified
to enter such land and had pcrlcct
right to do so, and thev neither vio
lated the hw
iior right of any par-
ties vvhitever in so dnin
I aked for the executive order extend
ing the reservation without under
standing all the fact at the time. It
gives me pleasure to make this state
ment, in view ofthe allegations to the
contrary which have been made.
When Major 'fucker aud his associates
were attacketl through the newspaper.-,
said General Ixgan, and chargetl
with interfering with the rights of the.
Indians and doing a great wrong. I of any kind, o I hat no test of the rel
defended them in a letter through the ative ' strength of the Cleveland and
public presi and in other ways, a hav-
mg violated no law and as having
cominitted no fraud on it or auy one
c!c. In that defen-e I aked the ones-
tion if a so dicr. like Cantam Iawton.
could not locale a hometcad or pre-
ciiipiiuii ou nnaii'icr luniuoii na
li rt flltnMJM liAh.jl ti, r.r. is nn In-
..... s..s.,u,v ..V...-S..V. v. .s, - ..
uian reservation, now many mncs
a ?oldier would have to go away from
wiu iCsM'nuuuu iu im uc. iu cvuiiii
1.a. b. ...A : .. .u . I . a . - .!
with the law? Thi I did in their be
half. I now stand by what I did then.
If this be crime or fraud, my enemies
can make the most of it. The-e mtn
arc all houorable men. Capt. Lawton
, was a gallant soldier from .Indiana.
served all through the war with great
credit to himself and honor to his
country. Maj. Tucker is my son-in-!
law. He i- a gentleman and a man ;
I wbo wou,d not wro" aDy one- l Prc- '
gumc tbo wrong iu me h that Maj-
1 TtipL-fls ta nnrt nf itiv familv I
Tucker is part of wv
and although he is innocent of anv
-"";--" . "-. . -- -"vi
wrong in tho premises, a careless ex-,
cusc was made to assail me through '
him. If their object was to draw me j
into his defense, they have succeeded, j
and when anyone thinks I hare not I
manhood enough to defend, openly, j
my relative or friend when wrong- j
fully assailed, he mistakes me. This,
sir, is a full answer to this false, un- j
F revoked and malicious slander, which
place on record where all may hare '
access to it if aesireu.
Logan submitted the report of the
conference committee ou the fortifica
tion bill, to which the senate asrrccd.
The senate proceeded to the considera
tion of the honse bill to prohibit the,
importation of foreigners under con-1
tract or agreement to pertorm labor m
the United States. During the read
ing of the report on the bill, the senate
went into executive session. While
still iu executive session, a recess was
taken until evening.
At the evening session the senate
insisted on its amendments to the con
sular and diplomatic appropriation
bill, and ordered a new conference.
Hoar announced that the conferees
on the electoral count bill had several
meetings and he paw no possible hope
of an agreement.
Allison submitted the coutereucc
report on ihe legislative, executive
and judicial appropriation bill. The
report announced that the conferees
hap come to an agreement ou all the
amendments except that relating to
the contingent fund of the senate, the
provision covering the compensation
for senator's clerks. The senate fur
ther Insisted ou the amendments and
ordered a new conference. Further
consideration of the bill to prohibit
the importation of foreign labor un
der contract was poitpoued till I)e-
t cember 11 next
, a,.,.. .. .r.auuu dim. o iuo sniet-u
amendments placed on the bill by the
senate, the conference committee had
..nln it .. C .. . "i
international and commercial rela
tions between the United States and
several countries of Central aud South
Washburn moved the house recede
from its disagreement to the $250,000
amendment. Lost; yeas, 81; nays 93.
Washburn moved a recession from
the disagreement to the other matters
in dispute. Argeejl to; veas, 111;
nays, 76. This leave the " $250,000
clause the only point of difference.
JJurus, Towiisend and AVasliburn
were re-appointed conferees. The
house took a recess until 9 p. m.
When the Iioum- met it still found
itself iu a dead lock over the Mexican
, pension bill, and an hour and a half
' was consumed iu futile attempts to
make some progress with the senate
I ntiwiidinntif At IAtA Ham,,, tf
i i...i:.... ..n.i ,... .. . .,. V,
iimiiiuii, luiii'u aiii'iiuuu iu me uuvi-
ous luct that it was impossible to pass
the bill at the present session, and
proposed that the measure bo laid
' aside and the home proceed to the
incut. As compared with the rcpub
i licau convention, there is a greater
display ou every hand in point of
bunting and iu the number of uni
formed marching columns. Very
many of the state delegates, and near
ly an ot tne marching clubs are accom
panied by bands of music. Only
the vanguard of the Independents
organizations have as yet put in an
appearance, aud it is now confidently
expected that a crush will be witness
ed when these adjuncts of the conven
tion proper are once fairly upon the
The comuosiliou of the delegations
already here is one to create favora
ble comment, as it is ackuowlcdgcd
that, as a rule, the best representatives
of the party have been put forward.
The roll of the convention contains
the uames of many of the most finish
ed orators in the active part service,
and numbers at least six prominently
named for the presidency. If oppor
tunity offers on the floor of the con
vention n splendid forensic diplay is
deemed as among the clear possibili
ties. As indicated in the entire dispatch
es the tariff' promies to be a live
topic, both iu the committee aud
possibly in open convention. The
revenue reformers speak confidently
of their ability to control the action ol
the convention. It was given out that
a mass meeting of the revenue reform
er: will be had Monday night, which
will be addressed by Carlisle, Hurd,
Morrison, Vilas ami others. This is
expected to give the keynote to the
revenue reform campaign.
The failure ofthe New York delega
tion to caucus for a candidate to pre
sent to the convention, is variously
commented on. The word had been
given that no action would
be taken pending the ar
rrival of the full delegation and
this prevented in itself any tet vote.
It i al'o now conceded that the con
test inside the delegation is a very
close one. and ovviug to this fuel it f
contended, in some quarter-, that the
fiiend of two of the leading candi
dates are not anxious to umke a pre
mature measure of ilu-ir respective
To-morrow is expected to witnes
the arrival practically of all delegates,
and the marching organization.
NEW YORK DELEGATES
Chicago. Julv 5. Forty-one of the
mt'iiiber- of the New York delegation j
tieiti a coiuereuce io-iiiiii at tne 1 ai-
mer lion;. It wa intended to have a
caucus, but a' the delegate- could not
all be fathered together, (-oinc not '
liaviDK arrived; tho plan wa. abandon
ed. Anion": those present were the
delegate for Cleveland, and a
number of the friend of Flow
er. State Uhairman .Manning
wa made temporary chairman
tho delegate. There wa no division
Mower men could be a.ccrtained. It
U also stated that neither side appear-
ed at all anxious to bring up any test
question at the present time, and it J
time, and it
mav be safelr saiu that the whole del-1
egation, when it meeU, will be nearly
evenly uiviulm iiic vuuicicure au-
Zm. v..a.1 111 VlAnrT.u ut IT rTvl- m ...
ana many oi ine iiciryait prcfcni .
eeiiiel to think that a further ad-
---- ao..T.I I.a -..- a X. - a
muruiiiL'Uiv uuiu uv latxuti ou nisi
uav until cvcainp. 3I-ftsiKnniU5. nineteen oi ctcxv
flftctn of the VenxiyMtSvuir ot Mn re orkinsmi.
tion arnvt-il this evening and startetl ) Thank (tod, I onlr reprccnt the
the Ilandall boom, with headquarters workingmcu. 11 ihcr are not
& M JtatsiU .I"V . o-svtiawt
the prominent delegates were Wm. T. ,
Hamlv. B. F. ilevris. W. IL Sowder. I
John Campbell. Wm. A
pectet" to-night, and Samuel J. Ran- j
rrall is expected to-morrow rnorning.
BEN BUTLER TENDERED
By the Labor Organizations
of the City.
Trouble in the Convention
BIG BUTLER BLOWOUT.
Chicago, July 5. Gen. Butler ar
rived in Chicago from the east this
cveuiug on the 6 p. m. train over the
Michigan Central road. He was ac
companied bv his private secretary
and several personal menus, a rep
resentative ot tlie associated press met
! the party nt Kensington, a few miles
' out from Chicago, and accompanied
I the general into the city. Butler was
somewhat fatigued after Ins long jour
ney, but still bears in his person evi
dences of physical vigor. His hair is
a trifle grayer thau when he last vis
ited Chicago, and the lino of baldness
has pushed its skirmishers well out to
ward the crown of his head, which
was covered, while iu the car, with a
black skull cap.
Upon being introduced by Col.
Plimpton, the Associated Press repre
sentative recalled to the general's rec
ollection an incident of the early days
of the war, when General Butler, then
in command of the LTnitcd States for
ces at Fortress Monroe, secured for
the writer (then a private soldier) who
had just been threshed at Big Bethel,
a scat on a flat boat for a ride across
Hampton creek. The general smiled
grimly as his memory ran back over
his checkered military and civil career,
and remaked, "Those were ra-a-athcr
warm days." and then relapsed
into silence, while he cast his J
eye meditatively out of the
car window over the Calumet fiats.
He did not take with extreme kind
ness to auy discussiou of current poli
tics or the possibilities of the Demo
cratic convention, but said there
would undoubtedly be a protective
plank in the platform promulgated by
the assembled Democrats of the coun
try next week. Bcferriug to the
wrangle among the Illinois democracy
which effervesced so hotly at the state
convention last Wednesday, he
glauced at the reporter with a peculiar
expression in his eye and said: "They
need a prcsideutiil candidate who
would harmonize all factions."
The inference was obvious. The
subject of southern sentiment in
his direction was insidiously in
troduced aud in response
tlie general observed that he hud no
doubt New Orleans would give him
an enthusiastic reception, should he
happen on its streets. Tho politi:il
chapter of the interview ended at thi
point; for further information all en
quirers were respectfully referred io
his secretary. The general's position
in the matter was that he was deficient
iu information as to the status of the
candidates, and had conic to Chicago
to find out.
Upon the arrival of the train at the
depot, the distinguished viitor was
waited upon by a committee of repre
sentatives from the labor organizations
of the city, hcraided by Mr. Muldeou,
and after "a short season of hand-shaking
the general was escorted to a car
riage and driven to the Palmer
house. There he was met by a crowd
of about 100 citizens, who greeted
him with three cheers. By an adroit
tlauk movement through a side door,
he avoided the necessity of delivering
a speech, which was called for and re
tired to his room.
On the route through Michigan,
Gen. Butler was warmly received at
various towns along the Michigan
Central road. At Michigan City the
mayor boarded the tram and intro
duced Butler to the people, and said
that the demonstration wa evidence
that they approved his course.
The local labor demonstration in ihe
Butler interest did not lake place un
til nearly 10 o'clock. The labor so
cieties represented bricklayers, burse
shoeri", seamen and the variou t bio
graphical unions. The marching col
umn numbered about 11000. speaking
strictly, and carried a variety of
transparencies, all of which bore the
face of Butler, supplemented with
various sentiments. As the column
approached the vicinty of the Palmer
house, the scene was an extraordinary
one. Tho electric lighted stn-ets
for many blocks in eveiy
direction were filled with a ma
of people numbering fully "0,000, who
awaited the appearauce of the Mass
chusctts man. The great crowd may
not have, been drawn out solely to see
and hear Butler, a the location was
the focus of all interest which centers
about the approach of the convention;
dui the demonstration aud the knowl
edge that Butler was to speak, caught
and retained the attention ofa vast au
ditory. The General was loudly cheer
ed on" lib appearance, but his remark
were distinct to only those near him.
Gen. Butler began his address as the
procession advanced, and spoke until
its heat! had reached the hotel en
trance: but the crowd wa so dcne
bt fiirtbnr firrirrps vrn imtin.;i1ilo
....... .... ...v.. ,...'., .. ....J w
Tbo mminteil marshal Who led tlie n re
cession attempted to force his wa
through the mob, but a number of
men seized the bridle and furibJy
pushed him back. A gigantic- polici
uiau endeavored to lead the hor-e. but
the crowd wreted his club
from him. The terrific up
roar continued ten minute-, during
which time Gen. Butler stood with
head uncovered, waving hi- hand at
the mob aud appealing for i!e n '
Then he turned to the committee and
-aid, "1 cannot speak here to-night."
He left the platform, surrounded bi
members of the committee, and after
a desperate struggle with the n .ruly
ffiag reaciicn u.e hoici eruranrc ami
, .,( ., . If
pactl lo hi room.
crowd followed liim, but
oulv a fa-
voreu icw were admitted. i
After the crowd had surged otnl
banged at the door a while, it wa i
owned to admit a comtfiitlc from ihcl
trade and lalwr organization or uh-i
cajro, who wejcoincti mm to iucsu (
anil delivered an addrr- culojriziii;: ;
lit.! miir. . TintriAL anil frirmi nl !
the laboriBz men. Gen. Ilutlcr re-
-ponded expressing hi deep schm? of'
the honor conferred in tin demon-:
stration of endor-ement ami .upp.-t. '
He then procecdel lo tUcii- the con-j
dition of the labcritig men, their
right and their jwwer. He acrtl '
that there are over one hundred mrm-i
ber of the promt coDcre- who
ber of the t)reent
conM hare been defeated in
re-pcctirc-district byachaageol five?
iiuuurcu uit. iiiBiauiii(u-'v-
...!.. r t riTtn-Ar ntwl arMtl.l .C
t4 ."'"'..:" .7 ;.rr.'"V.'
gaaree o a use n. cucw . . Te ta s.on!t at cftj ai.,
"For myelf," Ik npkcr aid, "I ani('leatefarU!- ?att.i ta
I- . .Iv. !. srl-. d.snvaassjsia' T
ucrv icinr:iJwui; uc wcmuvi; v t
,, mm a.a w .wa-j - -
not true Democrat, but will deceive
Ton Irrohraees ami mnninr nUtform.
I Ton brrtarees and cunning platform. 1
II. '... ... "-...
r.xrnlne the cindiaates, ec 11 u.cr
arc true friend of labor, regardle of
platform or party if the record U
right. Iu conclusion I leader tiuuks,
not alone foryoiirselTee,but for count
less thousands you reprweat. GeHtle
men accept assurance of my profound
consideration for this honor.'
AN ILL OMEN.
Chicago, July 5. An omeH of
trouble is given in an interview with
one member of the Tammany hall del
egation to the effect that his people
will insist tbat a two-thirds -rote will
be required to unify the Noir York
delegation iu favor of any particular
candidate. '.' Tis simply applying the
rule of the party," said the delegate,
in explanation, 'which requires a two
thirds vote in the convention to nom
inate." If this rule is applied it is
thought probable that the delegation
may go into the convention with a di
Kansas City, July 5. A majority
of the Kansas delegates leit here to
night over the Burliugton. At Came
ron they will meet the party from
Leavenworth, Atchison, and some of
the Missouri delegates. A special
train of six sleepers made there will
arrive at Chicago two p. m. to-morrow.
A number of representative
politicians from this city and vicin
ity also started to-night.
Washington, July 5. The house
representatives granted the commit
tee ou expenditures for the depart
ment of justice sixty days iu which to
file its lepo'tiu the star route investi
gation, and the investigation of fraud
ulent actions of United States court
FINANCE AND COMMERCE.
sJhlmiluK kttwrj . M OOslS 00
lln tellers' titerrt. . .. . 3 ii5 00
Fat cows ami hflfrr. . . .1 SI 00
Kat shipping hogs, beat 4 oni SO
.stock ml (ViMIng bog 4 WXJ4 40
I'otatCH-e, r bu Su0 60375
EgK "- IS
Butter . . , . ...lOcSIS lists
Ch 15 30
Chicken, per lb 6 s
Chickens, per dozen 2.(a,J.M rach.S
S. C. Ilam 13; ls;
S. C. Bk. Ilacon 14 15
Bacon aides 10V 12 V
D.S.SIdea !' 1
ShonlJers .... S 10
Lard Vli 12V
Corn meal 1 OU 1 SO
Flour, hljrli patent 3 50
f'lour, pMent 3 05
Flour, XXX.V S 75
Flour XXX 2 50
c:linp fetsl SOw; I 00
Itran , . W
Milting wheat 75cj7
Shipping wheat (Ui70
OnU . ... 3IM
Corn, pure white 3md
- -. I 1
San Francisco, Cal.
(Mutual in name onljr )
Leading Insurance Company of
the Pacific Coast.
Admitted to do huklneas In Kauan, February
Policies Payable In Gold ftii!
Hsnastly Adjustod & Prompt
For Insurance In this strong and reliable com
pany, rail nn
H. G. LEE,
IteaMi-nt agent for Wichita and rVrfirsrlek
county, Kansas OfEc corner Main street and
IouKlaH arenne dtl-eow
.Slatlnan'x Old Stand, lain Street.
flrit-la and all
lleins iwir alont
In the bnslnc-.
and hatltta no I
agent.; to mj, I i
reduce lll price '
ot mr patentee! I
to II rnt r i
sqoar f'ot far
thSMUt lsj I
aul as lhr Is
another psrty It
lag a similar'
walk, I WCIU14
5tT2, aiW E '
In.itt jur walk
la front nf tls
iMtsrt&. anl al
so In front of lUMtott liros ' ilr trolls stars
and UVavUnaa's bank IbsoUor mr fr1ea.
., 1B. f.UI . . ..I,., USD 1'.
fators, aMl wistjtcrn cotf aoaarx of
a,, ,mfi i will promi- u at all tm-s iowi
llrst-class job 11m" stlahtag anything Is
mr Una will pleas alrM ins throagli tb
pWstoiac. or call on m at ray rtsMsae - '
Market strest, rmr street-car track.
iliVtf II K HKLLAMT. ,
RAILROAD time tables.
14.-Wiawi."("ui. rites the art.! a-i a. !
partarebf trains at WJcMta
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ciT PrJx x
a itrug, is tSs-eyati.Mt. m., '
'ratjaf at Ce ass wu --(
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Ex. A MCI
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Nainet It If You Dare!
Who Is It?
Wliat Will It Be?
-ss-ala, voMiblr, (hovrar C
If at km aaayte Allaa .
If met kw. haw la KXr
roU say 'tin OwhU aiMoam;
Otaora that it U Xorriaoa.
Free Trade or Protection!
This will all all b UoidtKl at
Oaieo. nilno, (lo) about July IO. " '
That bah. th big day of th
Tt with all tha atasmm'a.
Baamlaa or Morrlaaaa,
Allan O., Orovar O. or XcD.,
Lat it ba nndaratood that
(All tha aaase) i
21 MAIN ST.,
all dry trooda chaapar thaa aar tram la tha
city or atata. Allow na la thia oaamaatiaa ta
1t yon a "air wiaa" that It wawaa ao .
"dif who la noaaiaatad or alaotad, wa ara
bound to on tha Oround rioor af 1 1111 , c
Take the New Gross Walk
2L 2L 21 21. 21
21 Main Street,
THIS SPACE BELONGS
Real Estate Firm!
ikt ta itan (or tarfalas. la Irlts Ik sir
own tesiea. kp ftyl i
tt"r pr"tf -'''"
ifm. kp a-uu4 earrafes, aasj aww
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tfc Hy Tixm.
l sbssn, 4k a tn-lMm (a nttmtm kstsl-
XT- OtVo ar Hani In risWr-
Mala -Ut. wicJkiia, aaaaaa. ssvias
First Ark. VaL Bank!
TLs ohUst saoaar luatlbiUoa la Um Arkaasa
W C WOOIlMAK.
Wm. fl. WOODMAX,
WII.I.. C. W(MliMAN, Ja.
Amsrlcaa Exakaaa Mat'l Haak, Mass Vatk
first attnal Haak. uf C.efu, llllaala
Maak of Kaasa Utr. sUaaaa tlfr, Mlaavtirt
Ara aoa orcna7la ur
No. 33 Main Strtnt
Di a Geitral laliii Btxiim
la ail Iu nwtoa fcacUoa.
Lmi Imj to lijr ImmC
Oa all satlaCactur mllaUrala-rsaJ, wn,at
or rhatttl a4 acniaaasUto tk tsMrosm
with Uom frosa oaa mj Us tl yaara
ry sail tlakau kr taa ftattart aarf aasWl Haas
of auaitwrs la Ua world, la ur flsm alt aria
pal EarovaM aorta, tla Monfc tlsiaiaa Ms4
ur Caaani lias.
In Iks oraaaUatlaa a laa rtrst A
tails; Baak.cf Wleblta, Kaaaaa. ws lataas
snistr airsMsrs, swcaaoiaan nr
Boroxi wa 4aal la pau, aaarflaa r
Issuss Mar lattara ara tlrUMj la Ua
us s .sajiMnsass1 ssicsiaa,
Tor IU pnalaat Saaaagsassat wa ara tadltioa
tlSLJ PMtUa ttt arr sisilUr
i--vs mm tsv.ar war svnawa
liraaUcs; witfe saaajr taaaaa saw aaasaswaa U
frtsads, wbaaa tsMrvaaf. wlU mmw aakiaasl
farillUss), wa akail Us lapwr laswaaaa, aa-t
klaUl r ssvrk sf ! (aaaral aaUta at aaaf 4aalrs
to atall laataaslraa UMraar, aast yitm 1
a4 eoa tsulssvea mar aaa ran sat to mill, 1
a w raa iiaiir Jrwwm.
w L. wooim Ana
Pioneer Lumber Man
1 "anow.se llottit,-
k CtttylK Suck ( PlM LtaW.
f4 ssi Mar Jkessr
J. P. ALLEN.
Evry Thing Kept in a Firtt-Clw
C. AUGUST DIXTKK,
OONTKAGTOm AMD mUJLDWkX.
taict Aaa titan..
rarOaa aaatrtaar aKrwaO as
cuaj Mail ataaa win
waM as aau aaa art
artoaa. lawi aHasaatW. r. awaa'a sattoa aa