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on mc. Will attend to gettingup bills and furnish a clerk who will
take salable paper if so desired Terms reasonable and as good er
vice as can be had in Kansas.
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BRICK, CULVERT SEWER PIPE,
All kinds of Coal. Also Charcoal
and all kinds of Blacksmith Coal. Bot
tom Prices. Come and see us.
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of Chop Feed, JBran, Shorts, etc. Flour ex
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ceived on deposit. Good Corn and Oats at
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UKIIKKITION: MACKEV LonOE, No.2.
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I-NIUIITSOKK IHMII: HALINACOUN
iV ciI,.No.C. . Hiid A. Kit, Mated ses
sions ihlrtl tcdiievlns In Jsnuary, March.
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M.icfc lteldence ti mill -inta re Ae.
Ij.le Hurceonln 11th Io. Volunteer Cav
alry lteMencc corner fth and Md berry at
Oltlce: Kothe Iilock. over First National
J. W. JENNEY.
v ". -JVjrneltac.'"a Avaaar.Sa
tna. Kansas, rfpeclal attention given to
diseases ol women and children.
T V. CAMERON, M. D., D. D. H.
Offlrc In the OIer llloclc, rooms 2 and i,
All dental operations guaranteed to be Orst
class. Including crown and bridge work.
F. M. SCHNEE.
DENTIST Particular attention given to
tbe preservation of natural teeth.
11 Wrk Warranted and nars Be.
Offlce In A. F. Shnte's building, neit door
to Rah A .Son's store, Hanta Fe ave.
DR. R. E. NICKLES,
DENTIST. Fine gold Ailing a specialty.
Artificial teeth on Celluloid. Rubber
and Metalle pistes. Mtrous Oxide Oaa ad
ministered for the painless extraction ot
Offlce In Kothe niock (up tuirs) corner
Banta Fe and Iron avenues.
Attorney - at - Law,
Over First National Bank,
Notary Fnblle aad Coayne..
nrrce at -The Hustler" he.ido,narter. East
Ironatettiir. nrtd.r eat ! Ibe bridge. In
Il.-e.lnle lark,Sallna Kans-is.
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windstorm, lire arcMent, plate (!, nurlne,
I'sm boiler, employer's liability an i salary
I jsurance. In the be.t conipames. we also
Issue guaranty bonds.
BRANIFF A CRAVENS,
Orer postoSlce Halloa, Ks
AND GAS FTETES,
OBtt ob Sonth SaaU Fe Areaie,
Brady has oflered the legislature
$5 000,000 to move the Capital to
A Mr. Ham uellp teas In Cly Cen
ter. It would set-m at first giauce as
if be had missed hla calling.
Sol. Miller wauls to know what
tit become of the old-fashioned
woman who called It a ''neceauary."
H B. Funk retires from the Argen
tine Eagle and 1$ F Lloyd "one of
the best newHpaper men In this
couutry"take Ui pltcj.
Tin has been discovered in Ella
worth county. A tiu horn tulue is a
fitting industry to go with the nat-
l ural gas vein discovered there a few
i years ago.
Pawnee Rock has been visited by
burglars. A blacksmith shop was
visited, presumably for the purpose
of securing a few bods of coal with
out having to pay the freight.
The Newton Jiepubltcan urges the
republican member of lite legisla
ture to itlaud by Ady. By the way
what has become of Mr. Ally's con
test case for John Martin's place?
A Mrs. Irons is the national super
intendent or mercy of the W. C. T.
U., and is now In Kansas giving
lectures. The name la hardly suit
ably for one huMlug her position.
Itbhould be barred.
W. I). Kuhn bows to the public
this week as editor and proprietor of
tbe Holton Signal. From his in
troductory we judge that his demo
cracy is of the "straight-out" kind
instead of the fusion order.
It is rumored that the town of
Clafllu is ou n regular boom. The
cause is not stated, yet it is surmised
that a few of the citizen's are afraid
some out side parties will come in
and secure all the bargains.
A Lawrence paper ndverlises that
"Wilder Bros., have left a few ladles
Swiss wools vents, both in 'iite and
colors." It does not say whure they
were left, but if they are inside tin
city limits Brady will flud them.
Marquette has a dramatic club.
They will play "Ten Knights in a
Bar Room" at Llndsborg soon. The
average Kansas joint will not hold
over six at one tlm, and it is ex
pected the play will draw a good
The Great Bend Jleg titer com
plains that it canuot a (Turd to give
Si Plunkard a right up, as It did 12.75
worth of advertising, for which 2 00
worth of conipllmentarieii were paid
them. Bueh Is life Mr. Caraway,
the world over.
Abilene doctors have been strug
gling for some time past with an ag
gravated case of catarrh and nasal
trouble, the sufTerer being a little
son of Mr. and Mrs. Hirsch. In an
unguarded moment another physi
cian examined tbe case, and discov
ered a pants button in tbe patient's
McPherson county is in earnest
this time about tht court house and
jail proposition, and according to
the resolutions published in tb-Frccman-VimiliG
chairman and sec
retary were "introduced" to Issue a
request to the people of the various
townships in regard to tbe matter.
This ought to carry the proposition
Ht'sr HE ATOIDKD.
or you buy at your own risk any
thing purporting to be Dr. Pierce'a
medicines, sold by unautborlzad
dealers at less than the regular pi ices.
You risk the gettlug or old bottlea
refilled, dilutions or the geuulne
medicines, Immltatious, aud substi
tutes. To prevent all this, and to protect
the public from fraud and imposition
the genuine guaranteed medicines ot
Dr. R. V.Pierce are now sold only
through druggists, regularly author
ized as agents, and at tbe following
Golden Medical Discovery (for
Liver, Blood, and Lung Diseases),
Favorite Prescription (for woman's
weaknesses aud alments), (1.00.
Pleasant Pellets (for the liver),
(,'omp. Ext. Smartweed, 50c.
Pleasant Pellets (for tbe liver), 25c.
Dr. Ssge's Catarrh Remedy, 50c.
If money is an object, you can
save it by being sure of the genuine
medicines. You will have to pay
the above prices, but in tbe end Dr.
Pierce's remedies are the cheapest
you can buy, for you pay only for
the good you get. They're guaran
teed to give satisfaction, or you have
your money back.
'Value received or no pay," yon
can't get theee terms with any other
medicines, at any price.
"I've tiled all sorta of blood-pnri-fiers."
said an old lady to a "cutter,"
"and you can't persuade me that any
other Saraaparilla, Is as good as
Ayer'a." There's where she bad
him. She knew that Ayer'a was the
beat bo did be, bat it paid him bet
ter to sell a cheeper brand.
Tbe nte of Hall's Hair Rcnewer
promotes tbe growth of tbe hair, and
restores' Its natural color and beauty,
frees tbe scalp of dandruff", tetter,
and all Impurities.
People with delicate stomachs find
Ayer'a Saraaparilla affreeable to tbe
taste, and, therefore, prefer It aa a
blood-purifier to any other. Tnis Is
one reason for ita great popularity aa
a spring and family medicine. Safe,
certalB, and palatable.
B. KIRTLMD PUBLISHING CO,
Decision of the Supreme Court in
tbe Onnn Case.
The DamgUu Boose Held to Be a Legal
Body Opinion By Chler Justice Ilor-
ton-Jnsttee) alien Dissents From
taa Majority of the Court.
Against the Populists.
ToraxA, Kan., Feb. 27. The supreme
court Saturday, Chief Justice Hor
ton rendering the decision. Justice
Johnson concurring and Justice Allen,
populist, dissenting, sustained the
Douglass or republican house as the
legal and constitutional house of repre
sentatives of the Kansas legislature,
and incidentally declared that the acts
of the Dunsmore or populist house had
no standing in law. The opinion of
the chief justice occupied an hour aud
forty minutes in delivery and fully ex
hausted the subject
The chief justice stated that no writ
ten opinion had yet been prepared and
then briefly stated the history of the
The question at issue, the chief jus
tice continued, was whether the Doug
lass house of representatives had legal
authority to arrest Qunn. If there was
one house only the dnty of the court
would bo easy and plain, but it ap
peared from the respective journals
that there were two houses claiming
the right to legislate. He then went
briefly into the way legislative bodies
are organized and cited JlcCray on
election to show that the proper per
sons to organize a house were those
holding certificates, and, In support of
McCray, read passages from Cushlng's
manual. The supreme court of Ne
braska, no longer ago than January 17
of this year, had taken that view of the
question. In support of this theory.ho
declared, the scenes lately witnessed in
the Kansas capital fully justified snch
a rule. In the main, he said, it was
undertaken to ignore the statute in
making returns of the election of a
legislature and riot and violence re
In the case now' be fore the court, the
chief justice continued, no showing had
been attempted that there was fraud
or bad faith on the part of the state
board of canvassers. There had been
presented a "revised journal" of the
Dunsmore house, evidently carefully1
prepared, and yet that journal day
after day seemed to recognize that only
members holding certificates had au
thority to act. For several days it set
forth that fifty-eight members respond
ed to roll call and others were counted
In as present but not voting in order to
make a quorum, the other members of
the bouse characterized as contestants.
This record was kept up until the con
testants were formally taken In by a
vote of tbe house. Then the journal
showed that tbe Dunsmore house ac
cepted the precedents laid down in the
books as correct
Much was said about the Reed house,
the court went on, in support of the
practice ot counting in members, but
the Beed house had one of its own rules
formally adopted upon which to base
the speaker's ruling. The Dunsmore
house had adopted no such rule. More
than five persons who were counted In
by the Dunsmore house had never rec
ognized it as such, but were carrying
on a house of their own. Speaker Bced
never counted in any persons who had
not recognized him as speaker. Now
there could be no question that the
Douglass house was organized by the
votes of sixty-four members who held
It waa claimed, the justice went on,
that there were some Irregularities in
the organization of the Douglass house
because it did not receive the roll of
membership from the secretary of state,
but it had a duplicate of that rolL The
secretary of state's failure to lay before
the house a roll could not prevent an
It was urged, Mr. Horton declared.
that the court could not interfere in
the controversy between the rival
bodies, but the supreme court could not
pass by a question because it was an
unpleasant one. It had no more
right to decline the exercise of
a jurisdiction than to assume a
jurisdiction that waa. not given to
it It was claimed that the Douglass
house was destroyed when the senate
and governor recognized the Dunsmore
house. If that waa the law the gov
ernor and senate two years ago might
have destroyed the populist house and
created a republican house. And two
years heuee, and so oa through future
history, other legislative bodies might
be overturned to accomplish partisan
ends. If the Douglass bouse had vol
untarily dissolved when the governor
and senate recognized the rival body,
the question of de facto government
would bare been a strong, force in the
case, but it did not dissolve and It was
stni In existence.
In the course of his remarks the chief
justice incidentally indorsed the opin
ion of Judge Hazen in the Injunction
case agsiast State Treasurer Biddle.
In conclusion, the chief justice said
tbe Douglass boose wss the lawful
bouse of representatives and in his
views oa tbe subject be announced that
Mr. Jostiee Johnston fully coincided
Mr. Justice Allen then delivered a
dissenting opinion in which he held
that the supreme court bad no jurisdic
Uosof tbe case and as the Dunsmore
boose had been recognized by the gov
ernor and senate it was a de facto or
gasJsatioa sad its acts were good ia
Sax FiLUKaaco, Feb. 35. Bonanza
Mackay was shot la this city yesterday
by aa eld man nssssrl W. C Kipper,
who taea shot aad fatally wounded
himself. Ms dray's wound is net of a
fatal nature Ripper was at one time
wealthy, but lest all fcie fortune ia
speealatlat He was undoubtedly
crazy, as mo sssse cam be assigned for
Apos-tlosiot. tessHswief theCreseent
Pipe Lisa Oa, Bear Jbbsstewn, Pa.,
is only $1.50 per
Condensed Report or the Week's IToceed
lags at Topeka.
THX senate on the ZM considered taa maxi
mum freight rate but Tbe bill makes sweep
ing reductions on rates and provides for the
election by the people ot three railroad com
mlssloners by districts The bill passed creat
ing new courts ot appeal. Two courts are cre
ated, one In the northern district and one In the
southern, with three Judges each. The bul pro
viding for the Australian system of voting was
favorably reported. At the evening session, by
s vote ot to 10, the senate adopted Mr. King's
resolution declaring that the supreme court
hid no Jurisdiction In the case now pending be
fore It to determine the validity of the repub
lican house. ...Tbe republican house had a long
debate on the bill offered by Mr Troutman
amending the law In regard to capital punish
ment and flcally made It the special order for
Friday. The populist house debated tbe mail,
mum freight rale bill at great length and Anally
In the senate cm the 3d the Australian bal
lot law and the bills providing for the assess
ment and collection of taxes were passed, aa
wss the maximum freight rate bill. In the
afternoon a bill reducing the salary of the
warden ot the penitentiary to tiOOO, of the
superintendent ot mines to 11,500 and of the
physicians to the penitentiary to 11,000 waa
recommended for passage In committee of the
whole. ...But little was done In the republican
bouse, no quorum being present at any time.
The house was disposed to await tbe action ot
the supreme court. The populist house rushed
business through. The maximum freight rate bill
passed: also an act relaUng to the time tor the
commencement of civil action to prescribe the
mode ot payment of all obligations ot debt to
be paid In money: an antl-Plnkerton detective
bUL to compel railroad and other assessors to
assess railroads and other propertr at Its true
value In money: for the protection ot shippers
of grain and seeds: regulating weight of grata
and establishing grades: to protect cities and
townships against Illegal or fraudulent acts of
Is the senete on the Ilth routine business
mostlr occupied tbe time. The A ustrallan bal
lot bill was passed by a party vote, republican
senators opposing It as being too expensive.
The remainder of the session was devoted
mainly to talk ...Nothing was done In there
publican house, the members preferring to
wait until the supreme court bad rendered a de
cision before attempting any legislation. CoL
Hugnes was thanked by resolution for his ac
tion In the late trouble. In the populist house
the bill providing for uniformity In the school
text books was discussed and favorably recom
mended. The world's fair bill was killed and
the name ot Geary county changed back to
Davis. In the afternoon the world's fair bill
was reconsidered and passed: also the stamp
tax bfd, which seeks to have mortgages and
other interest bearlnH obligations of the sort
taxed. The concurrent resolution for adjourn
ment on March 2 passed.
On the 3th legislative proceedings were held
In abeyance pending the opinion ot the supreme
court. The senate did nothing. Tbe populist
House aid nothing, and m the republican house
the Seaton resolution In regard to the whole
sale unseating of populist members who failed
to appear was postponed until Mondar.
There was a slim attendance In the senate
on the 7th and It adjourned without doing any
business.. ...In the bouse the Seaton resolution
(unseating the populists) was further post
poned. Discussion was the order of the day,
the subject of debate being the new order of
affairs under the supreme court decision. By
resolution U C Qunn, who had appeared before
the committee and testified, was discharged
and acquitted of contempt. Mr Dougherty, of
Oeary (member of the populist house), ad
dressed the house saying that he would bow to
the supreme court decision, although under
protest The house soon adjourned. The pop
ulists spent the day caucusslsg ons future line
Tns senate had a hot debate on the 9th over
resolutions offered by Mr. Landls which recited
In a preamble that the senate believed the pop
ulists elected a majority of the members of the
house at the fall election: that the will of the
people thus expressed should be respected
and the populists entitled to organize
that body and that they did so by organ
izing the Dunsmore house- that the supreme
court In a partisan decision, upheld the Doug
lass house, and while recognizing the right of
the supreme court to Interpret laws passed, yet
there Is no appeal from such unwarranted decis
ion, except to the people, therefore the senate
will temporarily submit and seed all messages
and bills to the Douglass house and do aU In lta
power to redeem pledges made to the people
and let the blame for auch failure rest where It
it to 8, against which the republican members
protested.... When the house met the populist
members appeared and took seats on the north
aide of the hall. Several members Died pro
tests against the action of the supreme court
which went on the record. Mr. Seaton offered
a resolution that half of the standing commit
tees resign and that populists be appointed In
their places, which was adopted, although the
populists declared against It, saytsg that they
asked no favors, and wished to get through
without delay and adjourn. Mr. Douglass
offered a set ot resolutions setting forth what
measures were necessary to be passed, which
went over. Bills were then introduced. At
the afternoon session the school text book bill
was considered In committee of the whole.
The bill creates a board of commissioners.
whose duty It will be to secure s uniform series
of text books The books are to be owned by
the several school districts for the use of pupils
In the schools. It was recommended for pas
sage. HUGE DEFICIENCIES.
Fsolty Estimate Made From Tear to Tear
Washctotojt, Feb 28. At the re
quest of the committee on wsys and
means Mr. J. C Courts, clerk of the
house committee on appropriations, has
submitted a statement of deficiencies
and appropriations during the past five
years. It shows that the deficiency
bill as it psssed the house
at this session amounted to 121,
210.3S4, of which a little
more than $14,000,000 was for pensions
The deficiency for 1694, exclusive of
pensions, if it reaches the average de
ficiency appropriations for the past fire
sessions, will probably be 19,500,000.
For five sessions, including the present,
the deficiency appropriations were $47,
230,904, or an average of f9.440.193,
of which the largest was $13,293,541, in
the first session of the Fifty-first
congress. The pension deficiencies
during the fire sessions amounted $84,
481,274, or an average of $16,696,234, the
largest being rJ9,3o3,593 in the second
The miscellaneous, appropriations
for the five sessions amounted to $84,
918,015, an average of 16,963,603, the
smallest year being the first session of
the present congress, $3,303,922.
Carter Harrison Again.
Chicaoo, March t The democratic
mayoralty primaries were held yester
day and resulted in a sweeping victory
for Csrter" Harrison on a "wide open"
platform, believing that the amuse
ments of world's fair visitors should
not be curtailed. He was opposed by
all the papers ia tbe city except bis
Th ladlaaa Laaaehed.
Philadelphia. March L The great
new battle ship Indiana was success
fully launched to-day at the ship yard
of Cramp 4s Sons in the presence of
thousands of people, among them the
president, secretary of the navy and
other members of tbe cabinet aad quite
a large delegation of other public mea
year. "Will club with any
The Week's Proceeding or the Senate and
tYASitncOTOX, Feb. 23. When the
senate met yesterday the president pro
tern., Mr. Manderson, read Washing
ton's farewell address, in accordance
with a resolution of the senate adopted
some time previous. There was little
time wasted in finishing up the sundry
civil appropriation bill, after which the
conference report on the army appro
priation bill was agreed to and the con
sular an9 diplomatic bill was brought
before the senate. Before any progress
was made on this bill the senate pro
ceeded to the consideration of execu
tive business and soon after adjourned
The house met after an all night ses
sion and when the post office appropria
tion bill came up Mr. Hatch antago
nized it with the anti-option bill, but he
was defeated and the post office bill
passed Mr. Hatch adopted the same
tactics against the Indian appropriation
bill, but it was taken up and discussed
for three hours, but not completed.
Wasuisotox, Feb. 24. The senate
yesterday made gooil progress In dis
posing ot the absolutely necessary work
of congress. In less than an hour two
of the general appropriation bills the
diplomatic and consular and the mil
itary academy were reail. considered
and passed. Then the legislative, ex
ecutive and judicial appropriation bill,
which appropriates nbout fi-J.000,000,
was taken up and considered until ad
journment The Incident in the house was the
ovation tendered to the next secretary of
the navy, Hilary A. Herbert, of Alabama.
He entered the hall during the consid
eration of the conference report on the
army appropriation bill and was warm
ly greeted, and without regard to party
his colleagues vied with each other In
doing htm honor. Then tho Indian ap
propriation bill was taken tip, notwith
standing the opposition of Mr. natch,
of Missouri, who desired to call up the
anti-option bilL The bill was consid
ered in committee of the whole for
some time, but without completing it
the house adjourned
WAsmsroTo.l, Feb. 25. The senate
held a dull session yesterday A long
debate was had on the clause In the
legislative appropriation bill as to tho
continuance of the Utah commission.
The question was decided in favor of
the commission by 30 yeas to 20 nays.
Three democrats, Jones (Ark), Palmer
and voorhees voted with the republic
ans in favor of the commission.
In the house the auti-option bill met
with another defeat It failed to pre
vent the Indian appropriation bill from
being taken up. The Indian bill was
further considered in committee of tbe
whole. Tho paragraph appropriating
$358,000 for arrears of interest, claimed
by the Chickasaws, was stricken out
and the appropriation for Indian schools
was Increased from $1,000,000 to $1,075,
000. Late in the afternoon Mr. Hatch
made a speech in which he affirmed that
every obstruction possible was being
thrown against the anti-option bill and
he gave notice that he would continue
the fight In behalf of the people and
against Wall street The house then
took a recess nntil evening for the con
sideration of pension bills.
WAsnwOTOsr, Feb. 27. The senate
Saturday, after a debate of four hours,
passed the legislative appropriation
bill with amendments and reduested a
a conference. A motion by Sir. Sher
man to go into executive session was
lost, four republicans voting with the
democrats against the motion. After
eulogies upon the late Representative
Splnola, of New York, the senate ad
journed A fight was mode In the house against
the Sherman bond amendment to the
sundry civil bill. The silver men fili
bustered and the bill went over. Ap
propriation bills were then considered
in committee of the whole, but none
were completed After paying tributes
to the late Senator Barbour, of Vir
ginia, the house adjourned
WAsnrxoTOjr, Feb. 21 The senate
rushed business yesterday. The pen
lion bill. Involving an expenditure of
1167,000,000, was passed without any de
bate of consequence. The committee
reported on the sundry civil and the
agricultural bills. Senator Piatt gave
notice that he would offer a supple
mentary amendment to the Indian
appropriation bill. His amendment
looks to the opening ot the Cherokee
strip Tributes were paid to the late
Senator Kenna, and the senate ad
journed In the house Mr. Peel (Ark.) moved
the passage of the Indian appropria
tion bill, under suspension of the rules.
The motion was agreed to, and the
Sherman bond amendment to the sun
dry civil appropriation bill was dlv
ccssed with some warmth, but finally
all the senate amendments to the meas
ure were non-concurred in and the bill
was sent to the conference. The senate
amendments to the car-coupler bill were
agreed to by 134 to 83 and the sntl
option bill was debated for a time. The
senate amendments to the sundry civil
bill were non-concurred in and a con-
WA8HIX0TO5, March L Business was
pushed in the senate yesterday. Tho
appropriation bills were rapidly consid
ered and conference reports presented
Committees were busy and everything
moved with clock-like precision. The
fletermination was to pass all important
appropriation bills before the session
In the house all obstruction to legis
lation ceased snd the business of the
body proceeded harmoniously. Confer
ence reports snd differences on appro
priation bills were speedily adjusted
aad there was a general disposition to
close up the work' before final adjourn
ment Allsn Maaval IMsd.
SAX Dieoo, Cal, Feb 25. Allen Man
vel, president of the Santa Fe railroad.
died early yesterday morning at the
Hotel eel Coroaado, where, accompan
ied by his wife, he arrived three weeks
ago from St Paul for the benefit of his
falling health. It Is believed the cause
ef his death was Brlght's disease.
THE STRIP DILL.
Provtslonsofthe .tra.ulmrnt Attached to
tha Indian Appropriation lltlt Opening
WAsnwoTox, March 1. The senate
mmmltteA on Imllan nfT.iir- nftr fnllv
I considering the matter, finally agreed
j to attach a rider to the Indian oppro
' priation bill for the opening of the
Cherokee strip to settlement
I The indications are that the senate
' will commence work on the general
Indian appropriation bill Thursday,
and the committee on appropriations
has promised to have the Cherokee strip
' amendment out to lie attached by the
time the senate is ready to consider It
The amendment agreed upon by the
Indian committee provides that all the
i money by way of remuneration for the
strip be paid at once. In this respect
the committee adhered to the plan of
the Piatt amendment rather than that
offered by Perkins. It is thought the
committee on appropriations will hesi
tate to some extent in permitting this
feature to get through without change.
1 but will not insist upon a change unless
I tho Cockrcll clement of the commlttea
. predominates. He Is known to be pro
' nounccd In his opposition to making an
appropriation to open the strip to set
tlement I The following Is taken from the
amendment as agreed upon:
, The acceptance by tha Cherokee nation of In
. diansot the money appropriated as herein set
forth shall be considered and taken, and shall
operate, as a ratification by said Cherokee na
tion ot Indians of said agreement, as It Is here
i by proposed to bo amended, and asafutrand
I complete relinquishment and extinguishment
of all their title, claim and Interest In and to
said lands but such relinquishment and ex-
tlngulshment shall not Inure to the bene at of
any railroad companr, nor vest In any railroad
company any rleht, title or Interest In or to
any ot said lands, but said lands, except tho
portion to be allotted as presided in said agree
ment shall, upon the payment ot the money
herein appropriated, or upon the offer by the
United States to pay the ssme, according to
the terms ot said appropriation and the refusal
upon the psrt of the Cherokee nstion to accept
the same, become and be taken to bo and bo
treated as a part of the public domain.
This provision is according to tho
views ot Senator Piatt, who has always
maintained that tho strip should bo
thrown open to settlement, whether
congress in its legislation conforms to
the original treaty or not, and whether
the Chcrokees arc Inclined to approve
the bill finally passed.
Section 13 In each township Is re
served for the benefit of tho university
at Norman, the normal school at Kd
mand and the agricultural college nt
Stillwater, and section 19 for tin bene
fit of tbe charitable reformatory and
t penal institutions. The intruders aro
I to be paid out ot the purchase price for
The president is authorized to open
to settlement the strip within sixty
days, and can establish one or more
land offices in or outside the strip, and
counties to contain 500 square miles,
and the secretary of tho interior Is per
mitted to add some of the strip to the
northwestern counties of the present
The Tonkawa and Pawnco reserva
tions are also included in the amend
ment The friends of the strip bill
have a very delicate task to perform
In getting the various interests ad
justed. A STARTLING DECREASE.
What the Scarcity nt Feed Has Don In
Decimating thff Herds.
Washwotos, Feb. 24 The depart
ment of agriculture has just completed
its cattle census. The results are
startling. There Ls a decrease shown
in the number of stock cattle, and It Is
of such proportions as will have a
marked effect on prices the coming
year. The statistics show:
"The scarcity of feed In Virginia In
duced farmers to sell off feeding bul
locks closely. The no-fence law in
some of the southern states has caused
a reduction ot numbers, the more
worthless of the old stock having been
sacrificed to the manifest improvement
of the existing herds. The low price
of cattle In the ranch regions, and the
discouragement after long waiting for
a rise, have tended to reduce
the number of cattle. In many
cases the growers of cattle haro
transferred their interests to
horses. There appears little change
in numbers of milch cows, a slight de
cline being reported In some states and
a small increase in others, especially in
the districts of enlarging population In
the distant west There Ls less fluctua
tion In this class of farm animals than
In any other, as tbe milk supply must
be kept up, and ample provision made
for the relative uniform requirements
of butter and cheese factories."
But the census ot stock cattle shows
there arc 1,697,043 fewer now than one
year ago. An increase in values over
last year Is noted, and the statistician
"In the case of cattle it seems to be
the beginning of an advance, which
promises still higher values to growers,
in sympathy with the rise in prices of
beeves ready for slaughter. "
The reduction In tbe number of hogs
Inlhe country is made still more nota
ble by the completion ot the depart
ment census. This country has 0,330,
213 fewer hogs than one year aga The
decrease Is about 12 per cent
Senators Mast Itemaln.
Wasiuxotox, Feb. 20. The president
has issued a proclamation convening
the senate in extra session March 4.
The proclamation reads as follows:
Whereas. Public Interests rtqulre that the
senate should be conrened at 12 o'clock oa
March I next to receive such communications
as may be made by the executive:
Now, therefore. I, Denjsmtn Harrison, presi
dent of the United States, do hereby proclaim
aad declare that an extraordinary occasion re
quires the senate of the United States to con
vene at the capitol In the dry of Washington,
on March 4 next at IS o'clock noon, cf which all
persons who shall at that time be entitled to A'ti
act as members ot that body are hereby re- LiTjB
quired to take notice.
Given under my hand and the seal cf tho
United States at Washington, this Sia day ot
February. li9X anJ of the Independence of the
United State of America tho IITth. By fee
President, BexJaxix EUaauox.
William P. Wbartot,
Acting Secretary of State.
The revenue cutter Washington wh8e
entering the slip at the Barge oSeev
New York, was run into by Annex Net
4 oz the Pennsylvania road. Tbe
struck the cutter amidships aad i
Ually sunk her. Nobody waa iajwetC'