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THE FEEE PRESS.
ttatvrt gREEZS, Putllsier.
KANSAS ITEMS OF INTEREST.
I A two days' Catholic fair at Clay
Center netted S300.
Cigarette smoking1 is prohibited in
the postoffice building1 at Beloit.
Wellsville Baptists raised S550 at the
recent dedication of their church and
are out of debt.
The Kansas papers had a better run
of Christmas anvertising this year
than ever before.
It is difficult in the whole state to
find a single woman who believes that
John Collins was guilty.
The up-to-date Presbyterians of Bur
lingame had a Ferris wheel in place of
the old fashioned Christmas tree,.
. W. H. Haskell of Gay lord feeds
dally ?100 worth of corn to cattle and
hogs he is fitting up for the market a
little later on.
The people of Humboldt have a
grievance. The claim is made that the
town is persistently misrepresented by
every other town within the limits of
the gas district.
An Ellsworth county stock man was
with considerable pride displaying on
the streets of the county seat the other
day an eighteen months old bull . that
weighed 1,385 pounds.
Christmas day there was a rumor all
over Kansas, that John Collins had
committed suicide. The rumor was
broadcast simply because it occurred
to people in widely distanced places to
tell the same lie.
It is all right, of course, to class
Kansas as a prairie state, but in "the
vicinity of Cummings, a small town in
Atchison county, three saw mills are
in operation, and they are not working
on sunflowers either.
The insurance companies are now
fighting against putting up the money
on the policies of Kimmel, the Arkan
sas City banker who completely disap
peared. Do the insurance companies
ever pay without a growl?
J. C. Lewis, of Santa Fe, is another
man who will agree that there are too
many worthless dogs in Kansas. lie
had a valuable brood sow that was
chased, worried and bitten by dogs un
til she died from the effects of it.
1 The able old sport of the Ellsworth
Eeporter notes as another evidence of
prosperity that the ante in Kansas
poker games is higher this year than
lor a long time. This, however, will
not appeal with any great degree of
foree to the man who has the wrong
kind of spots on his cards.
' Harry Allen advises the young man
who ,is tempted to become an office
seeker to take a trip to Topeka and
watch the surging crowd who are
"after something." It is a fact that
the sight of this push has a tendency
to cause the man who has a job he can
hold to feel contented with his lot.
The hog has received a great many
kicks and curses in his day but he has
gone right along peacefully grunting
and converting almost any kind of old
cast off and refuse food into pork and
the pork into money to pay morgages,
build houses and barns and buy pianos
and other luxuries for his numerous
Thanks to the generosity of the peo
ple of . Atchison, says the Globe, the
Inmates' of the Orphans Home had the
most successful Christmas treat this
year in the history of the institution
There are 228 children in the home
and each one received at least three
presents, aside from almost unlimited
amounts of nuts, candy. and pop corn.
Out in western Kansas it is not an
uncommon thing for residents of the
country to put their horses up at a
livery stable, and then take their own
night's rest in a burrow in the hay
mow. A liveryman at Hoxie says that
lie has no objections to this plan, but
he does think it is a shanty trick for a
man to put up his team at a rival barn
and then come to his place for hay
mow lodging. .
A great -deal of roaring 'has been
heard in Kansas on account of "hard
times.' On account of two crop fail
tires in succession in a province in
China, thousands and thousands oi
people are dying of starvation, the
death rate having reached 180 in one
. day from this cause. Kansans should
thank the Lord that never yet have
they been up against hard times oi
this nature. The inability to get the
best there is in the market, with thea
ter tickets at will, starts the cry o'
'hard times" with two many Kan
- A lot of "hard-working" men, bar
tenders, eta, have been thrown out of
employment in Allen county recently
. bv" their employers beinjr placed in
jaiL " Thus the cruel arm of the law
takes bread out of the mouth - of the
"poor but honest" man.
The Wichita Eagle says: Collins did
not -fire the shots which killed his
father. No man's brain is constructed
jiin a way to allow him to kill another,
for the. assination of whom he had at
tempted to hire others who had proved
themselves to him unreliable.
A great many of the people who be
lieve that Collins was guilty also hold
that his step-mother knew he was the
man who fired the shot.
Bounties on wolf scalps vary greatly
in many Kansas counties, and a com
mon game is for hunters who kill
. wolves to cash the scalp where they
can get the most for them, regardless
of where the game is killed. In
; Franklin county the bounty has been
reduced to such a figure that this bun
9 gtu&a wlU v,q to worked there any
Acetylene gas is catching on rapidly '
In one day the treasurer of Labette
county took in thirty-live thousand
dollars in taxes.
For the third time the residents of
Iola have voted down the question of
oity ownership of gas.
Members of the Gaylord band last
week blew themselves for a complete
lot of mew instruments.
The warning af the fall in tempera
ture came in ample time to enable one
to replenish their coal bin this time.
The salaries of the country school
teachers in Kansas averaged S32 per
month, the smallest average in the
Aftr the first of the year the Odd
Fellows and Eececcas of Oswego will
meet m a new hall which thev are
Clay Center wants an insane asylum.
Concordia wants a normal school and
Stockton may put in a bid for a nor
mal school, too.
Those people at Woodbine who blew
up a joint with dynamite certainly
have a most emphatic way of mani
festing their displeasure.
Westmoreland, the county seat of
Pottawatomie, is still making signs for
railroad to come that way. West
moreland is the only county seat town
in tne eastern half of the state that is
without a railroad.
State Superintendent Stryker has a
bill ready for the consideration of the
extra session of the legislature, pro
viding for the extension of the text
book law so as to include High school
books and apparatus.
The Baptists of Peabody will feel
better after the dawning of the New
Year. On the last day of 1898 special
services will be neld and at that time
the mortgage which has been on the
church will be burned.
As further evidence that the people
in i lie western portion ot nansas are
doinjr well it is noted in the Stockton
Record that within the past year five
fraternal insurance orders have been
established in that town
Girard is very proud of the new First
National bank buildiner. which has
just been competed at a cost of S10,-
000. The Press prints a picture of the
edifice which shows that it would be a
credit to the best business street of
anv town in the state.
Speaking of juries and verdicts, mod
ern wisdom suggests that a big life in
surance is a jreat error. If it does not
induce your children to murder you,
and if somebody else murders you, it
induces the insurance companies to
prove your children murderers.
The following notice is posted on
the door of the office of the Rock Is
land agent at Phillipsburg: "Halt!
About, Face! March! Personally we
have no objection to your presence in
the office, but we need our time to do
our woric. lour presence is a niua-
rance. If you have business to trans
act, call at the window where we will
be pleased to meet you. Please do not
come inside the office." The company
ought to put that agent on the retired
All agricultural colleges should pro
vide winter courses of study and in
struction for farmers' boys and girls.
The work on the farm demands their
help during the summer months and
tbe winter season is the only time that
most of the farmers' boys and girls
can aevote to attending scnooi. ine
school year for farmers' children who
are old enough to attend colleges must
besrin with about the first of Novem
ber and end with about the . first of
April. ' This gives five months for
school in each year.
Hiking cows properly requires ex
perience, skill and tact, and is ootn a
science and an art. It requires patience
and vet it must be done quickly and
gently. A man who can milk eight or
ten good cows in an hour and do it
well is a valuable man for a dairyman
to have. A kicking cow can nearly
always be traced to a kicking or un
skillful milker. A swearing man or
boy should not be allowed to milk a
tow, for an oath and a blow generally
to together, and they are both indica
tive of the brute in human form.
Secretary Coburn is j overwhelmed
with applications for his reports, so
much so, in fact, that he can not begin
to supply the demand. The statement
that has been made that" there are sev
eral tons of old reports of various
kinds in the basement of the state
bouse does not apply to his reports.
They are gobbled up as fast as chey
are published. Before the last bien
nial report was out there were a thou
sand applications on file for copies,
and as soon as the newspapers an
nounced that it had been issued the
applications came in by the hundred.
Three fad-end pugilists are giving
exhibitions in small towns in western
Kansas. Their point is to get enough
money to take them on to the next
The farmers of this section of the
country have every reason to be hope
ful. - Their faith in the country is
based on experience. It is said that a
large portion of money on deposit at
the different bank, belongs to the far
mers. They are rapidly accumulating
capital. There is little demand for
eastern money here.
There is never a modern wedding in
Kansas where presents are received at
all that a silver berry bowl doesn't fig
ure, and almost always as the piece de
Missouri Pacific .passenger conduc
tors who make a monthly mileage of
over 4,000 miles have struck a Christ
mas tree. Beginning with the first
of the year they will receive greater
pay.,' The conductors on the Central
Branch, who now receive S100 a month.
will af tsr t&at 4ate . draw 513 per
Norton's telephone exchange s noW
Secretary Coburn's "Christmas card"
got a hurrah greeting from the press
of the state.
A Beloit man recently fell heir to
5,000. And the best part of it is that
he got the money.
It has been found necessary to in-
orease the capacity of the electric
light plant at Beloit.
A booze fighter who got too gay in a
Beloit hotel was thrown out by the
fifteen year old daughter of the land
The saloons have been abolished in
some of the western Kansas towns and
yet they are not as dry as they might
Judge Nelson Case's handsome gift
to the Baldwin University was one of
the brightest features of the Christmas
The Sentinel boasts that Glen Elder
is one of the few towns that has no
citizen who is badgering Stanley for a
The management of a mask ball
which is to be held at Hoxie announce
that a committee of inspection has
been appointed and the members will
see that no riff-raff gets into the hall.
Many improvements are being made
just at the present. Good substantial
sheds and shelters are being put up to
protect the stock from the coming win
ter. Generally, the stock is looking
An organizer got forty-eight charter
members for a new fraternal order at
Lyndon. When it comes to rounding
up humanity to a finish the pro-ession-al
lodge organizer doesn't take a back
seat for anyone.
The railroad that was heading foi
the new town of Collinsville has missed
that place by about seven miles, and a
new town called McFall is being built
up, from which place a good many peo
ple from Collinsville are going.
One couldn't pick up a western Kan
sas paper last week that didn't tell
about two or three car-loads of dressed
turkeys being shipped out. It is not
our fault if there were not happy
Christmas dinners in the eastern cit
Recently a man and woman, inmate:
of the Osborne county poor hous
eloped. The manager found them in
Mitchell county, where they passed
themselves off as man and wife and
brought them, back to the poor farm.
The man in the case, so the Farmei
says, "was very glad to return, bul
the woman came with reluctance."
Something must be wrong in the ail
in Mitchell county. The present sher
iff has served but half his time, and
has already brought more patients tc
the insane asylum at Topeka than hia
predecessor did in his whole term; and
aside from those placed in the asylum,
three were shipped out of the county
to other points, where they should
have been attended to.
Six months ago twenty-seven ladies
belonging to the Presbyterian Aid So
ciety of Cawker received twenty-five
cents apiece which they were to invest
and return with the increase to the
treasurer of the society. Last week
the money was called in, and the or
iginal S6.75 has grown to nearly 570.00.
The lady who made the best showing
realized $8 from her investment of a
The fame of the Santa Fe eating
houses and dining car service has been
heralded all over the country and
those who travel say that no such
meals can be had as are served by the
Santa Fe. Mr. Fred Harvey is -manager
of the eating houses and the dining
cars and to him and his liberal ideaa
belongs the credit of the meals that
cause even a New York diner out or a
Boston epicure to pronounce them par
At Fort Scott there is pending be
fore the city council an ordinance pro
hibiting the doing of any sort of work
on Sunday for pay, and including even
preachers. Fort Scott must be greatly
different from most places or it would
be very difficult to prove that a preach
er got pay for preaching on Sunday.
As a rule they don't get pay sufficient
to cover more than a small part ol
their week day work, to say nothing
Custom varies with location. The
man who goes to Atchison and opens a
good joint is welcomed. In Topeka he
is arrested and his place closed until
til he finally gets tired and quits the
game. In Miltonvale shotgun plays
are made and the jointist's place ia
wrecked. At Woodbine dynamite i
used and the joint is blown from the
earth. The energy and perseverance
displayed by some men in running a
Kansas joint under adverse conditions
would bring them wealth if directed
in a legitimate channel
There ought to be a big attendance
at the meeting of the state editorial
association in Topeka in January
From the appearance of the Kansas
papers things have been coming tbeii
way of late.
A McPerson county man who wai
out driving, wishing his horse to get
over the ground a little more swiftly,
gave the animal a punch with his shot
gun. The weapon was discharged and
the horse killed. The;' local papei
classes this as a peculiar and sad oc
The Hiawatha World office, which ii
hard to beat in its present condition,
will soon be in better shape than evei
with new and improved machinery.
The Ottawa Indians living in th
northeastern part of the Cherokee na
tion, have held a council and employed
attorneys to look after their interests
in Washington . this winter. About
350,000 is due the tribe from the UniS
ed States. An effort also will be made
to have the .Baldwins declared intru
ders and removed from tbeir bold>
ia tbe rtserTftUos,
Stars and Stripes Replaces the Red
and Yellow Spanish Ensign.
BRIEF, IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY
Amid tbe Strains of Music and Soar of
Cannon Spain Surrenders Her Sov
ereignty Over Cuba to Kepre
tatives of the Cnlted States
Havana, Jan. 2. The sovereignty
of Cuba passed from Spain to the Unit
ed States at noon yesterday.
The form of the transfer was simple,
consisting of only au exchange of
speeches in the saloon of the palace,
the hauling do wd of the Spanish flag
and the raising in its stead of the flag
of the United States on the flagstaff
on the palace roof. Salutes were fired
from the heavy guns of the forts and
the warships before and after the
change of flags. The raising of the
stars and stripes was greeted with
cheers by the people who covered the
roofs of the buildings arcund the
palace and plaza.
No crowd was permitted to gather
in the streets in the vicinity of the
palace to witness the epoch-making
function. At 9 o'clock a guard com
posed of the second battalion of the
Tenth infantry marched into the
Plaza de Armas, under command of
Captain Van Vleet, and formed arouud
the square. Captain General Cas
tellanos watched them with interest
from the balcony of his apartments as
they entered the square and were sta
tioned at all the streets approaching
the plaza. No one was allowed to
enter without a pass, and all the doors
of the palace facing the square were
ordered to be closed. Only those who
GENERAL JOnN R. BROOKE.
American Military Governor of Cuba,
could get on the roofs and balconies of
houses in the neighborhood saw what
was going on before the palace.
With the guard was the band of the
Second Illinois regiment, which had
been selected for the occasion as the
best band in the Seventh army corps.
With the band were the buglers of the
Eighth and Tenth infantry.
The weather was warm, the sun
bursting at intervals through the light
clouds and the .soldiers in blue who
were forced to stand in the sun found
the heat oppressive. The troops were
formed in extended order' around the
square, three paces apart, and the
band was massed in front of the palace
entrance across the street, at the edge
of the park.
Brigadier General Clous, the master
of ceremonies of the day, at 10:30
o'clock issued instructions to the offi
cers who were to take charge of the
various depar tments of the govern
ment at 12 o'clock. Colonel Dudley
was assigned to the department of
justice, office of the secretary of the
captain general; Major L. Wr. V. Ken
non, adjutant general of the depart
ment, to the department of commerce
and agriculture; Colonel T. U. Bliss of
the commissary department, to the
treasury; Captain Frank B. Hanna, as
sistant adjutant general, to the de
partment of public instruction, and
Colonel Duuwoody, of the signal corps,
to the public works department. Each
of these officers was instructed thus:
"On the firing of the last gun of the
first twenty-one at noon, you are to
go to the place assigned you and de
mand possession of the office in the
name of the United States."
These orders were given under the
arcade of the palace. Each officer had
with him a Cuban interpreter, a group
of whom stood clad in dark clothes
: nd wearing silk hats. In a carriage
k ar by were the American flags which
were to be raised at various points.
At 11:10 Major General Wade and
Major General Butler of the American
evacuation commission arrived from
El Vedado", on horseback, accompanied
by their staffs. They were met by
Brigadier General Clous and Major T.
Bentley Mott of General Ludlow's
staff. About the same moment Lucien
J. Jerome, the British vice consul, ar
rived. He was warmly greeted by the
Cuban Generals Present.
Major General John R. Brooke, gov
ernor of Cuba, and Major General Lud
low, governor of the city of Havana,
accompanied by their staffs, arrived at
11:30 in carriages, General Brooke and
General Adna R. Chaffee, General
Brooke's chief of staff, in the first car
riage. In each of the other carriages
rode a Cuban general with American
officers. The Cubans were Generals
Lacret, Mario Menocal, Mayia Eodro
guez, Serafin Sanchez, Jose Miguel
Gomez, Nodarte, Rafael de Cardenas,
Agramente and Vidal and Colonel Ya
liente. As the carriages drove up the
Second company of the Thirty-eighth
Spanish infantry, under command of
Colonel Don Rafael Salamanca, pre
sented arms, and the American band
started up with "The Stars and Stripes
Forever," the Spanish colonel salut
ing. At 11:45 Major General Lee, military
governor of the province of Havana,
with his staff, joined Gen eral Brooke.
The latter then crossed the street to
tb pale, General Lee on on side of
fcJUa a Qneral Chagtv on th othor,
followed by the other American gen
erals and Cuban officers. The Cubans
wore the blue uniforms, brown felt
' ats and gray gloves, and they carried
A flourish of trumpets greeted the
procession, and the Spanish troops
presented arms as the Americans en
tered the palace. The Cubans re
mained outside until escorted in by
members of General Brooke's staff, the
Spanish soldiers remaining all the
while Ll "lirccrrst inns." As soon as
all were within the Spanisii U-ojp
formed in column of fours and marched
around the right side of the plaza to
the docks, while the band of the Sec- j
ond Illinois volunteers played the
Spanish royal march.
Spanish Officers Present.
.On entering the palace, the Ameri- J
can generals went to the saloon facing
the plaza, which is on the second floor.
It is a lofty chamber, decorated with
mirrors of deep gilt frames with satin
draperies and the scarlet arms of Spain
over each door and window. Here
were gathered the members of the
captain general's staff, Colonel Gelpi,
Lieutenant Colonels Belled, Girauta
and Bonitas, Major Priego, . Captain
Ritene and Captains Adolfo and Ramon
Castellanos, sons of the captain gen
eral. Captain General Castellanos was at
this time in a private room off the
throne room. He had given a farewell
breakfast at 10 o'clock to the members
of his staff, and had spent the rest of
the morning virtually alone, looking
at the Americans from the balcony.
The Americans now grouped them
selves near a large mirror between the
two windows, the Spanish staff being
on the right, while on the left were
the American staffs, the Cuban gen
erals and the correspondents.
Suddenly Captain General Castella
nos entered the saloon without cere
mony from the left and greeted Gen
eral Brooke and others. After shak
ing hands General Brooke sat upon a
sofo, while General Castellanos moved
toward the group of Cuban generals.
British VicejConsul Jerome introdnced
him to General Maj-ia' Rodriguez.
Shaking both the hands of the Cuban
officer, in the usual Spanish fashion,
General Castellanos said:
"We have been enemies, but I re
spect you for your correct attitudes
and opinions. I have pleasure in
shaking your hand."
General Rodriguez replied: "I thank
you, general, and feel sorry for the
Spanish army, which has defended
the banner it was sworn to defend.
I also have pleasure in shaking your
Captain General Castellanos took his
position near Major General Brooks.
The buzz of conversation on the Ameri
can side of the chamber contrasted
with the silence on the Spanish side.
There was a marked difference be
tween Americans and Spaniards, the
former tali, heavy, and wearing much'
gold cord; the latter small and slight,
in blue striped cambric uniforms. The
Spaniards were depressed, the Ameri
cans correspondingly buoyant.
Hour of 12 Arrives.
At the last stroke of 12 the boom of
a gun brought all eyes to the point in
the room where stood the captain gen
eral, who was talking with an Amer
ican officer. Immediately all was si
lence. The captain general stepped
to the left, taking his position directly
in front of his staff. On his right
stood Captain J. S. Hart, interpreter
to the United States military commis
sion. Next to Captain Hart, in the
order named, were Generals Chaffee,
Brooke, Ludlow, Lee, Wade, Butler
and Clous. Immediately behind Gen
eral Chaffee was Senator John W.
Daniel of Virginia.
At this moment the band on the
plaza was playing the Spanish national
hymn. As the guns at Cabanas fort
ress ceased firing there was a breath
less pause in the saloon. Everybody
knew that the American flag was
being raised on the palace by Major
Butler, son of General Butler, and
that the stars and stripes was going
up on all the other official staffs in
Havana. After this second of silence
the band on the plaza played "The
Star Spangled Banner," while the guns
of the fleet and fortresses began to
roar out the national salute of twenty -one
Immediately Captain General Cas
tellanos handed the manuscript of his
speech to Captain Hart and began to
speak. Amid the strains of the band
and the noise of the guns it was im
possible to hear him. "Close the win
dows," said some one, and the case
ments were closed; but the sound of
the cheering still visibly disturbed the
Addressing himself to Major General
Wade, president of the United States
military commission, though he seemed
to look at the floor, General Castella
"Gentlemen Incompliance with the
treaty of Paris, the agreement of the
military commissioners of the island
and the orders of my king, at this mo
ment, of noon, January 1, 1899, there
ceases in Cuba Spanish sovereignty and
begins that of the United States. In
consequence, I declare you in command
of the island, with the object that
you may exercise it, declaring to you
that I will be first in respecting it.
Peace having been established between
our respective governments. I promise
you to give all due respect to the
United States government and hope
that the good relations already exist
ing between our countries will con
tinue until the termination of the
evacuation of those under my orders
in this territory."
After Captain Hart had translated
the address, General Wade said to
mand to you.
afaior funeral P.rooV Raid; "I ae-
in Whalf of th
government, and President of the
United States, and (addressing Captain
General Castellanos), I wish yon and
the e-allant gentlemen with you a "
pleasant return to your native land.
May prosperity attend you and all
who are with you."
General Brooke la Command.
Generals Brooke and Castellanos then tne liberty of the Spanish prisoners in
shook hands, after which General Cas- e Philippines.
tellanos and staff retired from the t
throne room, shaking hands with Mr. Revolution In Bolivia.
Jerome, who stood near the door of 1 Lima, Peru, Jan. 2. A serious rev
exit. As they retired there was a olution is now proceeding in the re
movement toward General Brooke, public of Bolivia. The transit trade,
Brigadier 'General Clous fihakins? him 'i by way of MoUendo, Peru, is inter
I by th band and saying: "Suecesa to
you." OsneraU VirooU aad ChaCe,
with others, then stepped upon the
balcony and looked down- upon the
plaza. A big American flag flying
over the arsenal was in full view, and,
farther away the stars and stripes
could be seen over Cabanas' fortress.
Meanwhile the officials of Spain were
saying farewell to their nation's seat
of power in the new world.
Turning to his officers, General Cas
tellanos said, with tears in his eyes:
"Gentlemen, I have been in more
battles than I have hairs on my head
end ray self-possession has never
failed me until L-Adieu gentle
Then, with arms upraised, he moved
swiftly toward the stairway, escorted
by General Chaffee and followed by
his staff. As he crossed the plaza the
American ladies who were standing in
the balcony of the barracks waved
their handkerchiefs and General Cas
tellanos responded by bowing and
kissing his hand toward them. At the
corner of the plaza; with tears in his
eyes, he turned to take a final look at
the palace. He could see the Ameri
can generals on the balcony.
Without a word he turned sharply
in the direction of the wharf. History
had reversed "the last sigh of the
Moor." At the dock Generals Cloud
and Chaffee bade him farewell and the
retiring captain -general put off for the
Spanish transport Rabat, on which he
will proeeed to Matanzas. lie will be
accompanied by a battalion of the
Major General Brooke held a recep
tion in the palace salon, the various
officials paying their respects and
promising allegiance to the United
States. First came the doctors of the
University of Havana, at their head
President BarrieL All wore black
silk and velvet gowns and small black
silk caps with yellow tassels. All
bared their heads and bowed low.
Next came the municipal authorities,
headed by the mayor, and after them
the economical society, formerly an
advisory board to the captain-general,
with Senor Alfredo Zayas, its presi
dent, leading. Then came the firemen.
Numerous speeches were made, to all
of which General Brooke replied
At the close of the reception the
Cuban generals were introduced.
The only lady who witnessed the
scene in the salon was Mrs. John
Adams Fair of Boston, who was ush
ered into the palace by mistake. When
she was about to retire Colonel Gelpi,
the captain-general's chief of staff,
begged her to remain. All the other
ladies were assigned places in the bal
cony of the barracks overlooking the
The parade of the United States
troops showed the feeling of the Cuban
element of the population. The march
was from El Vedado, along the Achi
del Norte, the prado and Central park
to Cerro and Quemados. About every
fourth house displayed some deco
ration a palm branch, a bit of
red, white and blue bunting, or a
flag. Not a dozen flags were to be
seen in the stately parade. In the
Achia del Norte the troops passed un
der the skeletons of triumphal arches,
left unfinished when it was decided tc
postpone the demonstration. The
roofs, streets, parks and the wayside
in the suburban districts were
crowded with curious, but, for the
most part, silent spectators. Now
and again there was a cry, "Viva los
Americanos!" followed by a burst ol
cheering, but there was no general ex
pression of public rejoicing, though
Major General Lee, who rode at the
head of the column on a gray charger,
received a personal ovation along near
ly the entire route.
SECOND TO GO TO CUBA.
Missouri Boys IV 111 Be Given a Taste ol
Sedalia, Mo., Jan. 2. The specu
lation which has been rife regarding
vthe future of the Second Mis
souri volunteers was set at rest
yesterday upon the receipt of a letter
from Major Surgeon S. K. Crawford of
that regiment. Dr. Crawford says the
I Second will undoubtedly see service in
Cuba and that all preparations have
been made for the early transporta
tion of the regiment to Cuban soil.
Kansas Soldier Dies.
Washington, Jan. 2. General Wood,
commanding at Santiago, Cuba, has
under yesterday's date reported the
following deaths to the War depart
ment: Privates Green Burell, D.,
Twenty-third Kansas volunteers, died
December 29, acute dysentery; Frank
Paffenlarger, IL, Fourth volunteers,
31st, maramus, following typhoid
The Herri mac's Bell.
Lxbebtt, Mo., Dec 3L President
J. P. Greene of William Jewell college
has received a letter from Commander
James M. Miller of the navy, offering
to the college the bell of the collier
Merrimac, which was sunk by Hobson
at Santiago. Miller was commander
of the Merrimac before Hobson took
the boat and Liberty is his home.
New Fad of Czar Nicholas.
Loxdox, Jan. 2. The czar has re
turned to St. Petersburg after a long
holiday in the Csimea. Incidentally
his majesty has taken up the fad of
papering and decorating his rooms
with black and white sketches. He
has had his study papered entirely
with caricatures of himself which he
has collected from foreign papers.
More Money for the Saltan.
LoifDOX, Jan. 2. The chief eunuch
of the sultan of Turkey baa just died
with a suddenness characteristic of
the Golden Horn. He left jewels and
nlata worth 8160.000. besides over
' $200,000 in money, all of which passes.
under an oid law. into tne sultan s
treasure box. Poison and the bow
string are hinted at.
To Remind United States.
Madrid, Jan. 2. The minister of
foreign affairs. Duke Almodovar del
Rio, is about to send a note to Wash
ington to remind the American gov
eminent of its undertaking, by the
terms of the treaty of Paris, to obtain
rupted. Ecuador is also jouch (ii.,
,rfea, Vat Peru is rrfeett trasiqutl.
It will do you to take Hood's Sarsaparllla la
beyond estimation. It will give you warm,
rich, nourishing blood, strengthen your
nerves, tone your stomach, create an appe
tite, and mate you feel better in every way.
It is a wonderful invigorator of tbe system
and wards of colds, fevers, pneumonia and
the grip. The best winter medicine ia
Sold by all dealers in medicine. Price $1.
Head's Pills exxro biliousness, indigestion.
Th fether uay Uovernor Barnes re-
turnwi from St. Louis over the Sapulp
braAA of the Frisco.
Territorial Librarian Dodson, in ad
dition to being an official, is also terri
torial agent for an insurance com
pany. Mr. Hitchcock, the new secretary of
the Interior, has never been in Oklaho
ma. He should be invited out to look
Away out in western Oklahoma a
Christmas tree consists of a Cotton
Wood with the limbs wrapped in green
There is a scheme on foot to build a
natatorium in Guthrie next spring.
The Seatonian Drug company has the
matter in charge.
There is big trouble on over in the
Osage country, such trouble as mortal
man, not dwelling on an Indian reser
vation, can know.
The Indian Sentinel thinks that the
Cherokee courts should remain where
congress has buried" them. They were
very large expense, and but little
Judge Keaton has returned from
Washington and says that the supreme
court will take up County Clerk Caf
tfery's case of Oklahoma county imme
diately after holidays.
The Sayings says that the people oi
Wagoner should not get in too big a
hurry over the waterworks question
bs such things cost a tremendous out
lay of money and take time, all of
which is true.
The El Keno Compress and Storage
company nas snipped 17,joo Dales oi
cotton this season, 13,300 of which was
exported. Thirteen thousand bales
went to England, 300 to Japan, and
tljOOO were shipped to New England
The Indian appropriation bill which
passed the house on the 23 of Decem
ber was amended in the senate, the
amendment being offered by Senator
Pettigrew and contains an important
feature of special interest to the peo
ple of Oklahoma. The following is the
amendment: "That all settlers under
the homestead laws of the United
(States upon public lands acquired
prior to the passage of this act, by
treaty or agreement from the various
Indian tribes, or upon military reser
vations which have been opened to
Isettlement, who have or who shall
hereafter reside upon the tract entered
tx. good faith for the period required
by existing law, shall be entitled to
la patent for the In ni so entered upon
the payment to the local land officers
jof the usual and customary fees. Ko
bther or further charge of any kind
Whatsoever shall be required from
such settler to entitle him to a patent
Ifor the land covered by his entry, pro
vided that the right to commute any
such entry and pay for said lands in
jthe option of any such settler and in
jthe time and at the prices now fixed
by existing laws shall remain in full
jforce and effect."
There are in the Indian territory
about 350,000 whites, 150,000 .Negroa
nd 17,000 of these are freedmen.
There are 150,000 Indians or tribual
people. There are 300 Baptist churches
.white and Indians, 18 asseciations, 9
were white and 4 Negro, and 5 might
.be regarded as distinctively Indians.
iln these 5 associations there . are 69
(Baptist churches with a membership
bf 4,051. We have in the Oklahoma
land Indian territories about 80 Indian
jBapti-st churches with an estimated
jmembersbip of about 5,000. We have
(located at Muskogee the Baptist In
jdian university and the Atoka Acad-
femy located at Atoka, I. T., and in Ok.
hahoma we have the Wichita Mission
jsshool founded near Acsdardo. The
'total enrollment in these schools are
J3G2 of whom 206 are males and 156 fe
imales. We have 247 Negro Baptist
Ichurches in the Indian territory with
U membership of 8,000. There are 40,
boo Negro Baptist children in the In
jjian territory who are of school age
bnd no arrangement for their educa--jtion
has been made. They need schools
to prepare them for the higher life.
Looking at these 40,000 Negro Baptist
children and seeing their need we have
kaccecd in securing 10 acres of land 2a
niles north of Muskogee to build a Ne
gro Baptist college to be known as the
Edward Baptist College.' Brother
'lack Eeward, a good deacon of our
Baptist give up the land and the school
Claims his name. We have succeeded
in securing the services of the best and
most highly educated Negro professors
the country, namely: F. J. Gordon
'A. M. president, professor of Mental
JiDd Moral philosophy. Eer. A. S.
breen, A. M. D. D., professor of Greek,
iLatin and Hebrew. Rev. J. 3. Stubbs,
O. D., professor of theology, instru
mental and vocal music. Mrs. F. J.
Gordon in charge of the normal de
partment. We are prepared to open
'the school Jan. 2, 1899, in the town of
jviufkogee. The building will be 100
2 on feet and built of stone. We are
preparing to give to the 40,000 Negro
children an education. Who will help
us in this work.
! There are 2,000 new wheat
the Osage country this year,
j The members of the Dawes commis
sion are- making every preparation to
barry out th provisions of the CurtU
till aud tha treaties which haT pea
b&4 with tfc Ccectcw. ChJekM
fc3w $!Sl33l9 n-tfcci " , J