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WICHITA, KANSAS, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 30. 1889.
WHOLE NO 1521
THE -:- FASHION,
203 NORTH MAIN STREET.
Are offering this week the latest Novel
ties in Fine Ladies Hose, Neckwear,
Underwear, and Choicest Designs in
Buttons, and all kinds of fine Dress
Braids; also . nice Persian Effects in
Braids and Trimmings. Full line of
latest Ladies Goods and Millinery.
LA TOSCA PARASOLS!
All Grades, the Nobbiest Thing in the Town.
Washington, March 20. The clerks of
the appropriations committees of the two
houses, who are required by law to prepare
statements ot appropriations made at each
session, have comploted that duty and
have also compiled a statement showing
appropriations for the fiscal years from
1875 to 1890 inclusive. This table shows a
constantly but not regularly increasing
total of appropriations. The appropria
tions for the year ending June 30. 1SD0, are
as follows: Agricultural ST,fiG9,770; army
SU.300.116: diplomatic and consular. l,0SO,
025: District of Columbia, f5,Gtx,
40G; fortifications $1,233,591: Indians
fS,035,725; legislative and judic
ial, $20,S40,530; military, $902,707;
navv. $21.o92.ol0; pension, $S1,75S.2')0; post
office, $CG.60o.W4: sundry civil. $25,277,342;
deficiency, $lG,423,3f0; miscellaneous. 4,
153,90; permanent appropriations, $193,
G91.65G. Total, $485,282,331.1
The total appropnations made by each
of the several congresses since 1S76, are as
follows: Forty-third. $049,794,991; Forty
fourth, $594,043,272: For tv-fifth. $703,605,953;
Forty-sixth. $727,G9C,G03; Fortv-seventh,
$777,6S5,94S; Forty-eighth, $055,269,402: Forty-ninth,
$740,243,514, Fiftieth, $S17,S7S.07o.
ATCHISON", Kan., March 29. The govern
ment steamer Alert, which is to do work
on the improvement of the river bank at
this point", arrived today. While passing
through the bridge it got out of the cou
trol of the crew and struck a bridge rest,
doing a small amount of damage.
Hiawatha, Kan., March 29. An old cit
izen. Clifford Gentry, has been sued by his
son for seducing his daughter. Gentry is
70 years old, and the son asks $5,000 for the
seduction of one child and $2,000 for an at
tempt on another.
GENERAL J. E.JOHNSTON.
"Washington". March 29. A few days
ago General Sherman went to the white
houseaud told the president that he had
but one request to make of the adminis
tration. He said that General Joseph E.
Johnston, who surrendered to him in
North Carolina, was now S2 years of age,
but was able to attend to the duties of the
railroad commissionership. which he had
held for the past four years. He asked
that the general be allowed to remain in
office. It is stated that the president -has
tlecided to grant General Sherman's re
quest, and that the famous ex-confederate
will not be disturbed.
127 North Main Street
- Great Fast Black Hosiery Sale.
This Week Only.
We will offer 100 Dozen of Ladies, Gents, Misses, Boys, and Childrens
Hose all at 25 Cents a pair. This large lot of Hose are Ingrain Fast Black and
Stainless. The fact that they are really ingrain colors and not dipped, as
most fast black hose are, will guarantee the best wearing qualities as well as
the stainless black.
These goods were imported by ourselves and every pair is stamped
"Munson & McNainara, Guaranteed Stainless Black" This is the finest line
of Hosiery ever offered to the ladies of Wichita at 23 Cents a pair.
While this 25 Cent Stocking is the best value you have ever seen, we will
give you equallya s good bargains at 35 cents. 50 cents, Co cents and 75 cents a
pair, all in ingrain colors and stainless black.
Greatest Values Ever Offered in Hosiery.
Sale Now Going On.
A Word to the Gentlemen.
Don't pay 35 cents, 40 cents and 50 cents for Half Hose you can buy of us
for 25 cents. One Dollar takes 4 pair of fine Seamless, Regular Made Bibbed
Half Hose, that you have never owned before for less than 150 cents. Come
and see; we name the lowest prices on all goods offered by us for sale.
Attend Our Great Hosiery Sale.
SPECIAL NOTICE. .
Owing to the large amount of work in our dress making department we
will restore the price of making after the 30th of March.
Great Hosiery Sale This Week.
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A HOPEFUL TENDENCY.
Demand and Confidence Generally Im"
proving Prices Still Lower,
New York, March 29. R. G. Dnn&
Co.'s weekly review of trade says: The
general tendency of reports indicates that
trade is both improving and hopeful. At
Omaha business is very good, at Kansas
City and Chicago fair, and at Cleveland
larger than last year, though the propor
tion is email. The raoid growth of tribu
tary regions accounts for the improvement
at far western points. All interior money
markets are well supplied, but prepara
tions for April settlements has advanced
rates here to 4 per cent on call. No mate
rial change appears in collections. Two
considerable failures at Milwaukee are at
tributed to bad collections.
In the woolen trade there is some in-crea-e
in the demaud and wool is more
firmly held. The firmness in cotton goods
abates with the termination of the great
Fall River strike.
The iron trade is weaker and blocks are
offered through commission houses at very
low prices. Alabama grey forge it offeied
at $15.25 and No. 1 foundry at $17. More
business is seen in bar iron here and at
Pittsburg, but the rail market continued
unsatisfactory. The coal market is pro
nounced the dullest for ten j-ears. At
Pittsburc the closing of the Monongahela
mines for a fortnight is contemplated and
trade has been and grows worse. The
glass business is also depressed. Tin is
weaker at $21.12 here and lead at $3.05.
Another decline in wheat, 3Vic for the
week, with sales of over 70,000.000 bushels
here in spite oi tome orders lor export,
comes because a larce increase in acreage
of sprine wheat is foreshadowed. A heavy
failure at Antwerp, on the long side, help
ed the depression. Corn and oats are un
changed and pork products a shade strong.
Sugar is in active demand, coffee is un
changed, cotton has ri-en a shade with
sales of 244,000 bales, with an increase of
55,000 bales on port receipts.
Once more the week shows a decrease in
the average prices of all commodities,
which are a third of 1 per cent lower than
a week ago. In iron Messrs. Carnegie &
Hewitt have recentlv protested that the
railroads, by continuing present charges
for freight on material and products will
make it impossible for eastern to compete
with southern works. The era of cheap
ness makes it possible to extend- manu
facturer in countless directions. Thus the
north Chicago rolling mill consolidation
will commence the production of tin
plates. Exports are expanding in unex
pected directions. A British uiilioad be
ing built near the northorn frontier of
India is using timber exclusively from
The supply of money is ample and the
treasury has paid out 000,000 more than it
has taken in. Foreign trade in February
showed an increase of nearly 0 per cent in
exports. In March, the blizzard
month last year, exports .from this
citv have increased over 7,000,000
or 35 per cent, while imports have increas
ed 21 per cent, which seems to indicate an
inciease of over 10,000,000 in imports for
The weakest point of late has been the
stock market which has declined about
$1 per share for the week with rumors of
receiverships and larce sellers by investors
on account of past mismanagement and
losses. The selling on foreign account, if
long continued, would effect the monetary
prosnect and it is growing clearer that the
interstate law as amenueu nas iiol iui;i cas
ed the confidence of security holders.
The business failures are 240, as compar
ed with a total of 249 last week and 2C1 for
the previous week: for the corresponding
week of last year the figures were 223.
WALTHAM WATCH COMPANY.
Boston", March 29. The annual meeting
of the stockholders of the American Wal
tham Watch company yesterday voted to
increase the capital stock $1,000,000. mak
ing it $3,000,000. -A dividend of 50 percent
was declared. Royal E. Robbins, treasurer
of the company, said with regard to the
IK-wlwni? that. ir. hnd hffn declared on the
advice of the late Sidney Bartlett shortly
besore his death. It was. he said, a cash
dividend. The company had a surplus of
$2,000,000 above its capital, for which the
stockholders had nothing to show, and this
course had been taken that they micht
have some evidence of their property. The
capital stock had been increased to the ex
tent of the cash dividend and those of the
stockholders who wished could take the
cash they received in dividends and pur
chase new stock at par in pro rato propor
tion to what they already held. It was not
a stock dividend. The other million dol
lars surplus would be used carrying on the
business of the company. There would be
no additions to the works on the head of
the increase in stock. In lsfi5 when the
capital stock was $300,000 a dividend of
150 per cent was made and the stock in
creased to $750,000. In l a dividend of
100 per cent was made and the capital in
creased to $1,500,000. and in lfcSo the stock
was increased $500,000, which the stock
THE NAVAL COMMISSION AT NEW
New Orleans, March 29. The naval
commission, escorted by the citizens'
committee, embarked on, the light-house
tender Paney this afternoon, and, going
down the river, inspected the federal res
ervation at Jackson Barracks, below the
citv, and also the property on the opposite
biiuk of the river which was purchased
some years aico by the government with a
view to establishing a navy yard here.
After the inspection the party returned to
the vessel and steamed down the river
some distance noting all favorabe pomts
on the way. Tomorrow the citizens' com
mittee will appear before the commiion
and make an" elaborate statement of the
advantages posessed by New Orleans as
the site of the proposed yard, filing charts
and statistics in support of their claims.
On Saturday a dinner will be given to the
commission by the citizens.
LAND PURCHASE SCHEME FOR IRE
LAND. Loxdon", March 29. The cabinet has de
cided to propose at the next session of par
liament a land purchase scheme for Ire
land. The measure will be similar to the
plan proposed by Mr. Chamberlain. The
ministry has also resolved to introduce in
1S91 an Irish local government bill. The
measure provides for extensive changes in
the management of internal affairs in Ireland.
ITS MEMBERS APPOINTED BY
The My Empowered to Negotiate
br Indian Lands West of the
Title to Almost Twenty Millions of Acres
"Will be Acquired Without Further
Aotioit of Congress,
AH Southwestern Kansas 'Growing Over
Oklahoma's Glorious Prospects The
Eock Island Will Rapidly be Pushed
Through the Territory Notices
of Warning to Intruders Post
ed in Oklahoma.
"WASiUSGTo:?, March 29. The president
today appointed A. M. Wilson, of Fayette
vffle, Ark.; George D. Robinson, of Chico
pee, Mass., and J. Otis Humphrey, of
Springfield, 111 , as a commission to nego
tiate with the Cherokoes and other Indians
for the cession to the United States of
their title, claim or interest in certain
lands in the Indian Torrritory, as provided
in section 14 of the Indian . appropriation
act, approved March, 1869.
The lands for the cession of which this
commission will negotiate embrace all of
the Indian Territory west of the ninety
sixth degree of longitude except Gieer
county, the Oklahoma section recently
opened by the president proclamation,
and such other lands as lave heretofore
been sold, and contain, approximately,
20,000,000 acres. There is, how
ever, some question as to
whetherthe law contemplates negotiations
with the Creeks, Choctaws and Chicka
saws, only portions of whose lands lie
west of the ninetv-sixth degree. Jf it is
decided that it was the intent of the law
uot to include these lands, it will reduce
the area to be opened to settlement to
about 18,700.000 acres, as follows: Chero
kee outlet, 7,000.000 acres; portion of Creek
and Seminole lands still in reservation,
3,700,000 acres; Kiowa ana Comanche lands,
3,000,000 acres; Cheyenne and Arapahoe,
4.3O0.000 acres; Wichitas, 700,000. Total,
The same act provides that negotiations
-with the Cherokces for the accession of
the Cherokee outlet shall proceed upon
substantially the same basis as the agree
ment recently negotiated with the Creek
and Saminoles, and that upon the ratifica
tion of -this agreement by the Cherokee
natron, tho lands so ceded shall become a
nart oi thepublic domain without further
action by congress.
Oklahoma and Good Crops the All'Ab"
rsorbing Topics Santa Pe Inspectors.
Special Dispatch to tho Daily Kagie.
TAEKED, Kan., March ,29. A special
train from Jetmore arrfyed about 11
o'clock this morning bearing Hon. Tim
McCarthy, state auditor, Hon. A J. Felt,
lieutenant governor, Hon. James Hamil
ton, .state treasurer, Hon. William Hig
gins, secretary of state, and the honorable
attorney yeneralof this state, accompanied
by Division Superintendent Nickerson.
These distinguished gentlemen are on a
tour of inspection of the Santa Fe system.
Oh their arrival at this place they were
met by a delegation of our citizens, who
had carriages in waiting, when they were
driven around town and shown the im
provements, and one of the prettiest little
cities in the state of Kansas. Undoubted
ly there were a great many landmarks
that were familiar to Hon. Tim.
After a half hour they were escorted to
their special car, which had been side
tracked for them, when they bade faiewell
to their friends.
From here the party goes to Coolidge,
which is the terminus of their inspection
west, and then go south as far as Purcell,
I. T., undoubtedly as anxious to see the
promised laud as many others.
Wheat is looking better in. this vicinity
at this time than for several years past,
and farmers are all very sanguine of an ex
cellent crop. There is a large acreage
sown this vear.
Spring seeding in oats and barley is
nearly completed, and farmers have now
turned their attention to fittiug their corn
ground. All are pushing to do early plant
ing tuisjseason, and believe by getting an
early plant good crops will be a certainty.
There are a number of prominent men of
this city that are anxiously waiting for 12
o'elock noon. April 22, 18S9, claiming they
are going to get, iu on the ground floor of
Oklahoma, when their fortune will be as
sured The daily papers with the presi
dent's proclamation were iu great demand
and after all had feasted that issue had
been well used.
NEW IMPROVEMENTS ADDED.
Waterworks and Sugar Plant, Among
Medicine Lodge's Eecent Additions.
Special Dispatch to Dally Eaple
Medicim. Lodge, Kan., March 2a. The
j city council signed the contract for a sys
tem of waterworks yesterday.
The contract is let for a lare sugar
plant with a capacity of 200 tons of cane
per day to be completed by July 13, 1SS3.
Our creamery and gypsum works are
Our school board have 520,000 cash in
their hands with which they will soon
commence the erection of a fine school
buildintr according to plans and specifica
tions drawn by C W. Terry, architect, of
Wichita. There never were brighter pros
pect for otir city. Aside from the above
enterprises we arv prepared to furnish
water power in the city limits for a first
class water mill and other industries, hay
ing a canal or ditch running that furnishes
200 horse power and this power is yet un
MORTON'S COURT HOUSE.
Richfield, Kan.. March 23. Twenty
fonr thousand dollars, being the proceeds
of the saie of court house bonds, has ar
rived, and the work will now proceed in
earnest. Morton county will soon have
the best court house within 100 mile
radius. The city water works bonds have
also been sold, and work thereon will be
renewed within a few day:. Tbu.i, ith
nearly $00,000 expended for public improve
ments -n ithin her limits. Richfield, the
county seat of Morton county, the country
tributary is expected to boom as of yore.
ADMIRE WANTS TO SUCCEED RYAN.
Osage City, Kan.. March 23. The Lyn
don Graphic of today announces the can
didacy of Hon. J V. Admire, of this city,
for concre, to -jucceed Ryan. Osag
county recognizes the necessity of united
action in the matter, and the general be
lief is that the Osage county delegation
will be instructed for Admir.
WILL GO TO OKLAHOMA.
Special dispatch to the daily E&sle.
Gardex City, March 29. The people of
Garden City met in convention yesterday
and nominated a full ticket for city offices.
The people lere are wild with excite
ment.over the opening of Oklahoma and
are making preparations to go there at
The Great New3 Eeceived With Wild En-
Special dlsptch to the Daily Eacte.
Ashland, Kin., March 29. When the
west bound Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska
train pulled into the different stations
along the line yesterday and the four big
roosters were seen, crowing the glorious
news of the opening of Oklahoma, the peo
ple fairly inflamed their throats with cries
of "Hurrah, the much coveted lands are
now open for us, and we who have so long
expected it feel satisfied that when the
great number of thousands of people who
will go there from the east will drift back
into oursunuyand greenly coated Sunflower
state and realize what a beautiful and
prosperous country we have, they will
stop and make permanent homes iu our
AN OKLAHOMA COMPANY.
Topeka, March 29. Simultaneous with
the proclamation declaring Oklahoma
open to settlement was the formation of
an Oklahoma town site and improvement
company, composed of prominent capital
ists. The charter is for the purpose of the
corporation to lease, plat, improve and sell
town sites and lots thereon and additions
in the public domain and elsewhere, also
to open, build and operate roads, tram
ways, ferries and bridges in Oklahoma
and promote by lawful methods the rapid
settlement and peaceful government of the
Indian Territory and public land strip.
COLONISTS MAKING READY.
Emporia, Kan., March 23. The procla
mation or President Harrison opening
Oklahoma to settlement is regarded as a
great victory for the people, and the mem
bers of the colony at this place are getting
things in readiness to settle in the country
at the earliest possible date.
At the meeting of the board of directors
tonight preliminary airangements were
made for holding a "grand ratification or
jollification Saturday nijjht, and the com
mittee who were appointed to draft and
send resolutions to the president some two
weeks ago. sent a telegram congratulating
Mr. Harrison on his action.
A GOOD THING FOR SOUTHERN KAN
SAS. TOPEKA, Kan., March 29. The Hon.
Thomas McNeal, of Barber county, now
here, said today:
"I regard the opening of Oklahoma as a
good thing for our country. There will be
lots of travel, and money will be freely
circulated and the presence of thousands
of farmers south of the Kansas border
will be beneficial in more ways than one."
Topeka, Kan., March 29. Charters were
filed this morning as follows:
The Howard mining company, capital
stock $4,000. directors, N. Momma, R. F.
Glenn, Charles Beargens. K. Hurst aud S.
The Croesus gold mining company of
Wichita, capital stock 230,000, directors,
Richaid Timmons, A. P. Houston, Henry
A- Stilus, Robert T. Shapter,' Joel Harper,
William Crawford, B. H. Harper, T. H.
Harper and Elijah Marrindale.
The Kansas-Missouri Helicoidal sand
stone quarrying and improvement com
pany oL Kansas City. Kan., capital stock
toOO.OOO, directors, J. W. Fisher, of Atch
ison, G. A. Libbey and George Jenkins, of
Kansas City, Kan., J. E. Soule and W. 11.
Osborne, of Kansas City. Mo., aud Peter
Fish and L. E. Granger of Chicago.
The Carbondale improvement company,
capital stock &,000; directors, Charles
Clary, S. II. Fuller, A. M. Sutherlaud, A.
V. Sparhawk, J. B. Ellis, O. J. Gauger,
Joseph Stanhilber, Charles S. Briggs and
E. E Myers.
FAIR WARNING GIVEN.
Notice Posted in the Territory Admonish
ing Boomers to Stay out.
Arkns5 Citv, Kan., March 29. The
following notice, issued by Colonel Wade,
was posted by Captain Hays' troops to
day in prominent places in the territory:
"Notice is lierebv given to whom it may
concern that the act of congress approved '
March 2, 1SS9, provides in substance that
no person shall be allowed to enter upon
and occupy the lands recently ceded to the
United fctatcs by the Creeks and beminoles
until said lands are opened for settlement
by proclamation of the president, and that
no person violating this provision shall ever
be permitted to euter any of said lauds or
acquire any rights thereto.
"By order of Colonel Wade.
tsiirnedj "C H. WATTS,
"First Lieutenant and Adjutant, Fifth
Cavalry. Poat Adjutant. Fort Reno,
Company G, commanded by Captain
Hays, is busy sending out the boomer. It
uuujuuui .t. u:uuinuucu w "ifct
estimated that there are less thau
twenty to be ejected yet. and they are hid
ing in the woods near Oklahoma City.
The state line is patrolled from the Ar
kansas river west to Caldwell by the sol
diers, and more diligence than eer will be
exercised to prevent people going into the
ON TO OKLAHOMA.
CHICAGO, March 29. Immediately upon
the announcement that the president had
isued the Oklahoma proclamation officials
of the Rock Island railroad and corps of
engineers started to make the final survey
for the extension through the Indian terri
tory. The road is built as far south as
Pond Creek, some twenty-five miles be
low, in the Cherokee strip, at which point
construction will begin. The proclama
tion by which Oklahoma is opened desig
nates kingfisher as the land office for the
western district This is at present a
stage station, situated on Kingfisher
creek, a southern tributary of the Cimar
ron. It is on the projected line of the
Rock Island and some ninety mile? south
of the Kanvis line. It is stated that the
railroad company will push its lines to
Kingfisher as soon as possible. It is not at
all likely that the extension will stop
there, as" Fort Reno is but a score or so
of miles further on, at whicn point there
areTOOtoSOO troops stationed, which will
create a demand for supplier and trans
portation. THE SANTA FE BENEFITTED
WELLINGTON, Kan., March 29 The
chief beneficiary of the opening of Okla
homa on the start will be the Atchison,
Topeka & Santa Fe road. wnoe Texas ex
tension of the Southern Kansas run right
through the heart of the country and will
receive the full benefit of the rcsa of im
migration that is sure to set in early next
month. The line is a. portion of the south
ern division of the Santa Fe system which
has its headquarters in this city, and the
divisioa officials have for some time besa
payingf special attention to improving iu
road bed and equipment, in anticipation
of a largely Increased traffic.
SENECA. Kan., March 29. At the Re
publican air convention tonight the fol
lowing nominations were made: Mayor,
John A. Gilchnst. police jndge, L. 4
Mosher; city treasurer, Daniel Scovdle;
treasurer board of education, G. R. Bene
dict; constables, L. Baxter and Perry C,
MORE OFFICES FILLED.
KINGFISHER, I. Tn
Judge Chandler, of Kansas. Nomi
nated for First Assistant of
Editor Halstead's Nomination for Minister
to Germany Argued in the Senate
Hon- Z. T. Walrond's Nomination Sent
Back for Correction of the Given Name
The Senate May Adjourn
Tuesday Kansas Postmast
ers Appointed Capital
WAsniXGTOX, March 29. The president
sent the following nominations to the sen
Robert Adams, Jr., of Pennsylvania, to
be envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary of the United States to
Lansing B. Mizner, of California, to be
envoy extraordinary and minister pleni
potentiary of the United States to the Cen
tral American states.
William I. Scruggs, of Georgia, to be
envoy extraordinary and minister pleni
potentiary of the United States to Vene
zuela. William O. Bradley of Kentucky, to be
minister resident and consul general of the
United States to Corea.
George B. Ferguson, of Maine, to be col
lector of customs for the district of Bel
George Chandler, of Kansas, to be first
assistaut secretary of the interior.
George L. Shoup. of Idaho, to be gov
ernor of Idaho.
Edward J. Curtis, of Idaho, to be sec
retary of Idaho.
Jacob V. Admire, of Kansas, to bo re
ceiver of public moneys at Kingfisher
stage station, I. T.
Jacob C. Roberts, of Nebraska, to be
register of the land office at Kingfisher
stage station. I. T.
Justice Bion A. Darnell, of Georgia, to
be United States attorney for the northern
district of Georgia.
William S. Tipton, of Tennessee, to be
United States marshal for the eastern dis
trict of Tennessee.
George Chandler, nominated to be first
assistant secretary of the interior, is about
48 j-ears of age and has oceu a resident of
Kansas for twenty years. He is at present
judge of the state court comprising tho
circuit of Independence, his home, and
this is the only public office he ever held.
He is agentleman of high character, irre
nroachaole life and great attainments in
his profession. He was supported by the
Kansas senators and representatives and
came to Washington some days ago on in
vitation of President Harrison and Secre
Washington, March 29. William L.
Scruggs, who was today nominated i o be
United States minister to Venezuela, was
born in Tennessee but afterwards removed
to Georgia. He has had considerable ex
perience in diplomacy, having been ap
pointed United States consul nt Canton,
China, in 180, from which nost he was
promoted to be minister to Bogota in 151.
Mr. Scrugcs held this position until re
lieved by the last Democratic administra
tion. Mr. Lansing B. Mizner, who was nnmed
as United States minister to Central
America, is a well-to-do resident of Beni
cia. Cul. He is an extensive land owner in
that place and is baid to have accumulated
,i frT-rtiTin tlirniifrJi itivnmMit. in rpal
estate, which enhanced in value with the
growth of San Francisco. uay in mi.
Robert Adams, nominated to Ixj minister ,.,.,,, . r..k,T-.en-tr.
Rmr.l , .l rntl.fri.in of culture and WEAVER'S APPOINTMENT
attainments living in i'hilaaelpnia. lie is
a graduate of the university or 1'ennsyi-
vania. an ex-staie senator, a meoiuer ui
the governor's stair and of the Philadel
phia city troop He has never held any
public office except that of state senator.
He is quite wealthy.
Wm. O. Brady, of Kentucky, named for
minister to Corea, is a prominent southern
Renublicin. Dunng the war he was
Union man, he hits been the candidate of
the Kentucky Republicans for governor
and United States senator and made a gond
race ag.tin-t Governor Buckner for the
former place. At th" Chicago convention
Kentuckv urired him for vice president and
ne rnceiveu a numoer ui vum iruui souui-
", . . . t-
ern delegates lie is a fine lawyf r with
large and lucrative practice and it Is said
he will not accept trie omce ami mat ne
informed the p
rraed the president that he d:d not de-
sire any appointment whatever
Mr. Sharn. the uomin for covernor of
: . . . . . 1 .
' Idaho, is one oi the oiu.st anil nest known
residents of that territory. He is a large
cattle dealer, the owner of several general
merchandise stores, and also runs one or
more stage lines. He is a man of consid
WASHINGTON, March 29. The senate haa
confirmed the following nominations.
James O. Churchill, of Missouri, to he
surveyor of customs at the port of St.
Thomas E. Monteith, to be agent of the
Nez Farces Indians, idabo.
Second Lieutenant William A. Mercer,
to be first lieutenant of the Eighth in
fantry. Postmasters David M. Jone, Scranton,
Pa.: John McKenzie, Hop, Ark.; George
Buud. Bozeman, Mont., James M Moore,
Anaconda, Mont,; John D. Hogne. Taco
roa. W T., 0cla N. Sernss, K&mui
City, Kan.; Chester Wilcox, Quincy, 111..
William C. Webster, Cresco, la.; John
Foster, Warren. Minn.. A 7J- Lansing,
Plattsburg. S. Y-. Ole VanguiULRJcelaKe,
THE SENATE MAY A&JOURN TUES
DAY. Washington. March 29. President Har
rison is said to have given semi-official
notice to senators today that tbey may ad
journ TueIay next o far as basineM
Irom the executive U concerned.
It is believed that a successor to the late
Associate Justice Stanley Matthews will
not be nominated before Adjourn meat.
Washington. March 29 The vice presi
dent laid before the Fenate the rto:m$ot
offered yesterday by Mr. Sherman for the
appointment of a commitJe of two viui
tors to wait apon the president and Inquire
if he has any other busines to lay before
Mr Sherman I think that the resolu
tion may lie on the table subject to calL
It was so ordered.
The rice president, announced the ap
pointment of Senator ribrmaoT Daw-s,
Allison, Cul loin, H&mptos, Kutti and
Colquitt as the coimlttve zttesd the
New l'ork centennial celebration a&d oa
motion of Mr. Evart the president pra
frm (31r. Ingallt) was added to the com
mittee. The senate as lsK p. rn., (on motion of
Mr. Sherman) proceeded to the couider&
rn of. executive baMne&s.
PRODUCTION OF SPIRITS.
WASHrxoTOV. March 23. The total
production of distilled spirits in the United
States from July 1, 188S, to January 31,
1SS9. was 53,739.336 taxable gallon, being
the largest production for a similar period,
in any year since 1S3.
COMMISSIONER WALKER RESIGNS.
Washixgtox, March 2a. Interstate
Commerce- Commissioner Aldaca P.
Walker today placed his resignation ia
the hand of the president, to take effect
April next. Ho will leave Waahingtoa
for Chicago next week to n&suiae his now
position as chairman of the executive
board of the interstate commerce railway
It is not necessary that a new appoint
ment be made at once in Commissioner
Walker's place, as the law provides that
no vacancy in the commission shall Im
pair the right to remaiutng commUsioners
to exercise all the powers of the com
mission. PACIFIC .ROADS INVESTIGATION.
Washington', March 20. The date of
the teginniugof the proposed Investiga
tion of thi physical condition and prosnect
of tho Union and Central Pacific railroads,
leased lines and branches by a special com
mittee of the senate has been postponed.
It had been intended to meet In Chicago
April 6 to start the next day and spend
about six weeks on the trip, but the inn
bility of Senator Hiscock to get away bns
led to a change of the dote of meeting to
STILL FIGHTING HALSTEAD.
The Senate Spends Three Hours on His
Nomination Without Action.
WASIUNGTOX, March 29. The senate
was in executive session nearly three
hours this afternoon, occupied almost en
tirely in considering the nomination of
Murat Halstead to bo minister to Ger
many. There were only five nceches
made two of them by Senators Hoar and
Spooneriu support of his confirmation
and others by Senntors Teller, Evarts and
Payne in opposition. Senator Teller read
Mr. Halstead's famous letter to Secretary
Chase concerning Lincoln and Grant.
Senator Payne was very bitter iu his tone.
He said that if the nomination had been
to Russia with tho proviso that the nomi
nee should no on to Siberia anil never re
turn ho would gladly vote for confirmation.
Senator Evans' speech was a long ono and
said to have been emphatic In Its opposi
tion. Senator Spoouer in t .c course of bis
speech in favor of confirmation said if
newspaper men were for all time to be
held to account for opinions expressed lu
the heat of campaigns but few could hope
to pas unscathed into the golden realm of
office holding. Senator Sherman desiring
to respond to reniurks made agnhist Mr.
Halstead, the senate adjournal until 11!
o'clock tomorrow, leaving the quentloa
still peudiug on motion to reconsider yes
terday's vote of rejection.
During the aftermon a motion was en
tered by Senator Plumb to reconsider the
vote by which the nomination of Lewi-
Wolfiey to be governor of Arizona was
confirmed. It is said additional charges
have been preferred against him relating to
his actions while a reenua officer on tho
Missouri river some years ago.
UNDER THE WRONG NAME.
Washington, March 29. Hon. Z. T.
Walroud, of Osborne, Kan., the uewly ap
pointed attorney for the district of the In
dian Torritory, arrived in the city today.
His nomination and confirmation wtro
made in the name ot Zaeharlah T. Wal
rond, but as his name is Zachary T. Wal
rond the error will have to bo corrected
The action of tho senate in confirming him
will huTe to be reconsidered ami the ap
pointment withdrawn. The name will
then be corrected and tigittti hent to the
senate and confirmed. The matter will bo
called up tomorrow aud the correction
made, a required by law. Mr. Walrond
says ho wna nnmed after Zachary Taylor,
and he prefers to observe the orthography
of that statesman and president. Tho cor
rection will occasion but little delay, and
Mr. Walrond expects to lenvi tomorrow
for Muskogee, in the Creek Nation, whero
' the mw court ih to meet on the first Mon-
WA6JUVOTOV, March 29 The selection
of J. S. Weaver, of Ft. Scott, Kau., to Iki
superintendent of the eleventh division of
the railway mull service, was omthiucr of
a surprise to Congressman FuiMton, lu
whose district the appoint lives, rm
of the other inemtiers of the delesntlon
were also surprised. Weaver is employed
i in the railway postonice rtwea Seoamt,
Mo., and Uenlon, lex., and nas ueeu m
, tho service several years. He presentfl
his own case to the department,
, nud pointed to his reeoru Jn tho
! hervice us a recommendation Ooiigrrs-
! TT.. .,.. t..t Au.wltjl
candidate. L (
man iuhbwu iu t
Coates, ot Kansas City, Kn., wtio oore
: the mostiormioauie inuorwmnuaau was
t urgeu y trie ueu-gnuoa v uariei ji-oij
was a candidate Iroin Jexas.ana Arx.nHf
present-d atiother. The race itemed to bo
between Pop; and Coate. and Weaver
went home a wek ago. lie had about
given it up Today he was appointed Tho
salary of the office Is .& and the head
quarters of the Eleventh division are at
Fort Worth, Tex Th division embrace
the states of Arkansas. Texas and Louisi
ana and the Indian tenitory.
WASHINGTON. March 29. The following
fourth class postmasters have been up
pointed In Kansas.
Nine Republican postaiatter -wera ap
pointed to su:ceed the retiring Democrat!.
The changes were a follow Borne.
Washington county. J R. Tripp, rlceSAl
fred W. Tnpp, removed. Bigelow, Mar
shall county. M. P Mclaughlin, nco
Jopb L. Ejman, removed. Chapman
Dickinson county, J. C. RojuwU riws Pat
rick Sbenn removed. Grpun3. SalJn
county, E. fx Wheelock. vie- Marlon F.
Heck, removed. Hcrrintoa. Diciclovou
county, C N Hall, vie- Frederick II art t
man. re;nor-d. Hlletiberg, Waht8ictoM
county. Joy Wright, ricclliram IXldick,
removed. Giva, McPhcrson county. W K.
Ditch, vie Cbrl rs- IJobb re
signed. Groveiand, McIhxon coun
ty, L. F. Vao Osd'll, rk Emil Lebriing,
WAWrt5o March 23 The war de
partment has Unl a edrs of Instruction'
for the guidance ( rtcr-fticg otlWers Jti
examining applicant for ecUtroents la
the army An outline chart of tie hmnim
figure Is to be furnished In ech cae. upon
each are to be Indicated any dittcctv
car or mark to Insure idcaiifkuUoo In
cae of desertion.
Secretary Tracy ha finally negatively
acted upou the applicaitiou of the Colum
bian irtjQ wroyk oi JJaUlmors- for aa ex
tension of time for corpUttn lbrlr cost
tract for the coostr&cSoi of the gtmboait
Prtrd H refer the contractor to coa
gres for relisl Ky ocb an rxterulon ii
contractors would t relieved in part of
forfeiture to the gorceoi from del
In completing tfci rnwiel.
Hod. Orta T WricjL of Topeka, Kao U
la lb city on btwt&c. IncVcijtJJy hi
would not refuse a foreign appointment if
it were tendered him.
The attorney grx?rai tolxy reootn meed
fd the pardoa Of VVHJiki Wood, c4 Km
iey, Kas.. who U now under scteac- ot
death at Fort Staltb, Ark., oa the cbaneo
of raurder. The rcidm. ill probbl
Utne. ih srdoa Saturday.