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Kans. Historical Society J
VOL. XLI KO 102
WICHITA, KANSAS, SATURDAY MOPtNISTa JAECH 15, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 1812.
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SALE OF HATS TODAY.
Today at 3 o'clock we sell all the hats that -have been dis
played in the centre window at 37 cents ; only one to a customer.
A lot of Spink and Span New Jackets opened today ; prices
from $2.50 to $12.50.
A lot of new "Fonr-in-Hand" capes; they are beauties,
prices $2.00 to $6.00.
A lot new bead "Wrapslatest conciepts prices $1.48 to
All these goods are on the second floor, where there is plenty
of light, plenty of room and plenty of chairs. Come and take
a chair, draw up by the front windows, enjoy the looking and
A City Full of Sunshine.
A Store Full of Bargains
Break in the Weather.
Break in Our Priees.
Winter is now merging into spring and with the
"Which are all in and opened for inspection and sale.
The storm of reduction on
will sweep from our counters a rail of broken lots.
The goods offered represent the best portion of our stock and
tne prices marked in plain figures are so low as to bear no com
parison to the real value of the goods.
The exhibition of substantial inducements is attracting such
a throng of buyers that it will be necessary for money saving
people to attend the sale at. once. Whether you wish to buy or
not make yourself conspicuous by your presence.
The One Price Clothiers,
20S, 210 and 212 DOUG-LAS AVENUE. WICHITA, KANSAS.
Thousands of Dollars
Just Opened as
10 pieces Brilliant Sicillians, worth 50c. for 35c. 12 pieces 40
inch New Colors Henriettas, worth 65, for 50c
Special saTe of 42 pieces New Satincs. This weelc we will offer
these new Satines at only 12 i-2c. They are immense.
Scotch Zephyr Ginghams. 20
10 dozen can't he broke down
are exactly the same shape as a P.
N. B. We have just received 25 dozen of the Grasshopper Tidy
Holders that will hold your tidy on your chair, at only 10 cents.
Ladies, call and see them.
Fast B'ack Hose. "We open a
and for children only 15 cents.
Accordian Piaitrig Still
Mens' and Boys' winter clothing
worth of New Goods
pieces, worth 20c, for 15c.
corsets only 95c. These corsets
D., the genuine French model
hummer, for ladies, at 25 cents
Free by Matlame BusseiL
LISLE AjNJD SILK TRIMMED
These Goods were bought by
our Mr. J. B. Fox at half value,
being a lot of samples, none of
which are worth less than 40
cents, and some 75 cents, your
choice for 25 cents.
DISSOLUTION OF PAHTXERSH1P.
(The senior member will rotiro )
$40,000 WORTH OF
Purchased expressly for this season's
trade will be
Closed Out at Actual Cost
SMITH & STOVER,
144 HOUTH MAIN ST.
TEE WEEK'S TRADE.
A Fairly Good Showing Made by All
Branches ox Business-
New York. Mjirch 1L R G Dun's re
port of trade says: The money market
has been relieved by treasury disburse
ments, by another reduction in rates by
the bank at England, and by a fall of 4'
cent m the rate of excuauge. The volume
of business continues extraordiuariiy
larc at New York, clearings exceeding
lr.styenr by 5 per cent, at Boston by G per
cent, at Philadelphia by 1G per cent, at
Chicago by 17 per cent, and at all
other points by 15 per cent.
The increase in railroad earnings for
February -was about pr cent. A re
duction of ?1.50 in the price of Birming
ham irop, so that it is now offered in east
em markets 50 cents below similar iron
from Pennsylvania, compels sellers to
make concessions and causes a nervous
aim disappointed feeling. Kails aie
quoted 50 cents lower nncToue lot is. said to
be for sale at $34. The demand for bar
iron is better, but on the whole there is as
yet no evidence that the country can con
sume the product at the rate pig is being
uroduced and lower prices are anticipated.
Reports from other cities indicate some
improvement in the volume ot trade where
change is nc Meed. At Chicago receipts of
gram equal and of meats and provisions
largely exceed last year's. Dry goods sales
are below last year, but collections are
average and the clothing trade fair. At
iat. Coui. trade in winter goods has been
improved by the weather but southern
distribution is impeded by the floods be
low. At all points reporting any change in
couectious they are more satisfactory and i
the western money markets nre all tairly ''
sunplied, though the demand is strong at '
Denver while money is tight at Philadel- '
phi.t but easier at Boston. No change of
cnnequenco in rates has occurred in the J
Aew lork money market, though the
treasury h s paid out 1,000,000 more than
i it lin.s taken in.
Railroad stocks are about 75 cent per
thare higher than a week ago but the
tru-t stocks are weaker and Tennessee
coal and iron lOV cent lower.
The speculative market for products
have been a little stronger exceptitig lor
oil, which has dropped o cent.-, wh-nt and
corn are J' cent higher, coffee a
V cent higher and pork pro
ducts n little stronger. But
speculation is not rampant and is likely to
be restrained for a mouth by fear of tight
The business failures throughout the
country during the last seven dswere
25- as compared with two total ot 200 last
week. For the same week last year the
, figures were 2G1.
DAMAGING EVIDENCE OFFERED.
ASHLAXD, Wis., March 13 At the Per
rin trial today. Major Alfred Quaiile and
William F. William, of the treasury de
partment at Washington, identified the
roll of money found upon Baker a a part !
of the identical $8 COO of new 5 silver car- i
lificates which were .snt out by the
treasury department to the Merchants' (
Excbaujre bank of Milwaukee, by tltetn t
sent to the i irt .National bank of Ashland
and from there deposited in the Iron.Ex
cbange bank at Hurley. This constitutes
one of the most damaging pieces of evi
dence that ha; vet been produced against
Baker and Ptrria. It i- beginning to look
decidedly dark for the defendants.
IRON STRIKERS GROW UGLY.
IHPMESIG, Mich.. March 14. The situa
tion at Iron wood is growing worse. Two
thirds of the men are out ami those re
maining at work have been threatened
with violence. They are under the pro
tection of a strong force of special police.
A number of the ringleaders have been
arrested. The strikers are growing ugly.
THE SKELETONS FOUND. j
TOMBTOXE, Ariz.. March 14. The posse (
that left here for the scene of tbe killing of i
two men by Apaches has returned. Tbey
found the skeletons of tbe men. All the
n,h had been eaten off by coyottes aad
r. -thing remained by -walea" Mectiflcatios
11 STRIP INVADED.
BOOJIEBS ON THE MOTE INTO THE
Many Thousands Now Encamped
on the Coveted Lands of
Constant Streams of White-Topped Wagons
Cross the Line Prom Davra Un
All the Border Cities Pouring Porth Hosts
of Eome-Seekers lio Effectual At
tempt by the Authorities to Check
the Influx Eeinforccments
Asked by the Army
Ar.KAxsAS Citt, Kan., March 14. "On
to tbe strip," was the signal for tho in
vasion of the Cherokee outlet by the
anxious boomers who have been gathered
on the borders of the strip for the past
fortnight. It echoed round the outlet
from midnight until dawn this morning
and when the sun roe over the promised
land tut invasion had actually begun. All
day the long liues of canvas covered
prairie schooners with their many crews
drew their lengths into the coveted land.
Tonight it is estimated that from the dif
ferent points of entrance fully 20.000 peo
ple have passed the border and half that
number staked their claims.
The strip is invaded. For a month past,
in fact ever since President Harrison
issued the noted proclamation ordering
the Cherokee Strip Live Stock association
to vacate, the outlet boomers have been
gathering on the frontier, anxious to
be among the first on the ground,
that they might select their choicest land
for their respective homes and claim it
wheu permitted by the government. The
boomers were all sorts of people and they
wmo in all sorts of ways. The tramps,
and there were plenty of them, came on
foot; the speculative real estate dealer with
his paid claimants, and there were plenty
of them, too, came by rail, and the bona
fide settler, who was in a great majority,
cato in their covered farm wagons, con
verted for the time being into a
combination dwelling and vehicles. Some
of the latter, who could not afford tbe
luxury even of a wagon, tramped to the
border beside their horses, laden with
household goods, and many of them bear
ing the children, too small to walk and too
heavy to be carried. The latter were most
ly supplied with tents.
The temporary objective points of the
boomers were the rivers and creeks, whose
bmks for two weeks past have been
dotted with tents and white capped
wagons. The settlers had not been on the
ground longbefore tbe bes'iSJu'uof organi
sations presented themselves to their
minds, and at ad the principal points of
assemblage boomer associations ot various
kinds with various motives have been
formed. A majority of these associations
were formed lor the purpose of taking
united action upon the time of moving
lino the strip, it being the general balief
among the leaders that President Harri
son would not" insist upon their removal
when once they had established themselves
upon their claims.
In the meantime the people have been
waiting patiently for the coming of the
day when they snould establish themselves
in their new homes. Yesterday afternoou
all was quiet in this city among tho
boomers. "Six hours later a scene of ex
citement was witnessed that equalled in
intensity that which accompanied the in
vasion of Oklahoma a year since. The
news had been received from Washington
tiiat the Oklahoma bill had parsed the
house declaring the outlet to be public
domain and extending the laws of Ne
braska over it as well as
over Oklahoma. Tho news was spread
quickly from mouth to mouth, and by 11
o'clock the male boomers were running to
and fro, some of them only half dressed,
in their excitement, making hurried prep
arations to move at once over the border.
The prairie schooners were hastily made
readj lor the jouruey, the wagens loaded
ami the horses put in the traces.
The sun was just rising when the first
crack of the teamster's bhicksnaku was
heard, announcing departure fir the out
let. Those in the city bad advan
tage of early information over their
comrades who were cammed further
down the river and they carried to them
the news of the invasion. The latter made
read- quickly to join the procession, and
soon a long line of wagon-, their inmates
shouting joyously aud waving coats and
whatever came to their hand, was winding
its way over the rolling prairie to the out
let. Ihe invasion came with a rush. No one
expected it; not even the settlers them
selves. The tenants of the strio, tho Cher
okee Live Stock association, and the gov
ernment agents were taken entirely
by surprise. Chief Mayes, of fife
Cherokee nation had placed at the dis
posal of the former a contingent of Indian
police to drive out occasional settlers, but
this was entirely too insignificant a force
to oppose the invaders and they were pow
erless to cope with the stream of immi
The United States government so far as
known has taken no precaution to arrest
a possible movement of the sett'ervuod u
was nut until early this morning that the
military appeared upon the sct-ne. Ca
tain Durbauk, in command of a small
force of Urnied State-, regiment at Okla
homa Otj, marched his force into the
strip last night to stay the pro.res of the
boomers, having been so ordered by
telegraph, so far as known this
force had uo effect in retarding the
movement althougu nothing of tbe move
mtut of tbe military tias been heard since
late last night. At least everybody that
started iot there
Today two ladies of this eity strapped
navy revolvers around their waisis aod
with determined spirits worthy of true ,
heroines took the train for Willow fcpnues
here they propose to acquire a title to
land under the laws ;
Reports received from train men and
settlers just in from the territory say that i
the home-seekers re burning all of ibe
grass and cutting tne wires around the
grazing rau.b?s of the cattle men.
The news coin- from tbe strip that tbe
cattle have already been stampeded,
fngutened at tbe Kiiii-na! scene, aud have
become unman jgeabte. Ibe cattlemen
are in great straits to know wbattjdo;
with their stock, inasmuch as the force of
men at their comniam! is nothing before ,
the irresistible stream of immigration.
By sundown tonight M.OtO people aad
entered tne strip with tbe intention of
staying there at all hazards, and nothing
short ot the regular L'nited States army
can drive them from the Mecca towa.-ds
which they nave been straggling for so
long. Many of tbe boomers west armed
with shotguns. Winchesters and revolvers.
Some took- ttof rmWMitttnn Co nrofid f
themselves with stores for a trees or so.
but the greater number west without
knowledge ot where their next meal wes
to eotne from. Some were provided with
teats aad data t takes, ba: many named'
on empty handed without means of
shelter or food.
There is no doubt in the minda of the
boomers that the territorial bill will pass
the senate as it nased tbe koue and soon
become a law of the land. The greatest
fear the settlers experience is that their
early entrance into the strip may invali
date their claims.
It is reported that a company of the
f nited States soldiers from Oklahoma,
City is already in the strip waiting the
advance of tbe bdomers, and that a special
train is bearing reintorcements from Fort
Leaveuworth, Dr. Brown, an army
surgeon visiting here, has been ordered to
accompany the Leavenworth detachment.
The Caldwell Contingent Goes a Short
Distance for Pine Lands.
CALDWELL, Kan., March It A tele
graph message was received here just be
fore noon announcing the invasion of the
strip by the boomers at that point. This,
was the signal for the march upon the out
let by the settlers assembled here, and be
fore evening 400 people had crossed the
line at a point due south of here.
Captaiu Burbank, U. S. A., arrived
yesterday from Oklahoma City and at
tempted to persuade the boomers to delay
their movement upon the strip until the
government shall give its formal consent.
The prospective colonists, however, were
firm in their determination to move on the
day appointed by their leaders and Mr.
Xyce announces that they will start oa
that day if they have to light their way
through. Captain Burbank has only a
small troop at his cemmaud at Oklahoma
City and ha3 telegraphed for reinforce
ment. There was some hesitation about start
ing, but at 10:50 Will Connor, on a bicycle,
waved his hat and dashed away toward
tbe.land of promise. He was followed in
a few minutes by several bug
gies, wagons and men on horse
oack. The state line lies about
two miles south and there was a
pretty tight race between leading buggies
for a few miles. Before 3 o'clock at least
200 men had left here merely to see the
tun, but the majority were men who have
been waiting for the" opening of the strip,
and having taken claims will endeavor to
keep them. Among the crowds were
many white-topped schooners aud loaded
with all kinds of implements needed to
begin farming with. The advance guard
from here did not go more than four or
five miles from the city before stakes were
driven ana satisfactory quarter sections of
as fine land as lays out doors taken posses
sion of. O'Connor.a well .Known grocer here,
has the honor of having driven the first
stake, at 2:13 o'clock. Before half an hour
had gone bv for miles on every direction
all the laud was takeu up in this manner.
Here greater part of the advance guard
stopped bnt part pushed on.
There are lots of men in tbe strip, but
still any amount of unoccupied land
The movement here was partially started
by co wsboys giving away the fact that a
thousand head of cattle had been driven
across the line into the strip this week,
after night. Boomers think if the cattle
men disobey the president's orders they
will be upheld in occupancy of the lands.
A GBAXD JJCSU EXPECTED.
As soon as the move upon the Cherokee
strip by the boomers in tne yicinity becomes
known among the other settlements of
boomers around the strip the rush into the
new country will doubtless become gener
al. Practically no opposition wilL be met
with from the United Suites military, for
the force in the southwest is wholly inade
quate to check the great inflow of settlers.
No more than two or three poiuts could bo
guarded at the same time by the small
forces now stationed in the Indian terri
tory aud it is too late to bring
in reinforcements from the mil
itary posts in Kansas, Missouri
and Texas before the settlers shall have
crossed the line and staked their claims.
The strip is still occupied by the Chero
kee Strip Cattle association, by virtue of
their lease with the indiaus. The cattle
company has until October next iu which
to tliuovo its cattle. The removal of the
stock has not yet begun aud the cattle are
being guarded by large uuinbsrs of cow
boys. Chief Mayes recently ordered the
Indian police to patrol the strip and de
feud the teunnts, and it is expected the
trouble will occur between them and the
cowboys on one side aud the settlers on
The Colony Organized at Guthrie Bound
for the Strip.
GUTHRIE, Ok.. March 14. This point,
which n year since was the objective point
of the noted rush into Oklahoma, was to
day the starting place for hundreds of
boomers bound for the Cherokee strip.
The news of the passage of the Oklaho.ja
bill wrongly construed into the opening
up to 'Settlement of the Cherokee outlet
reached here early last evening. This
morning it was supplemented by a report
from Arkansas City that the invasion bad
beguu. That was enough to rtart the
movement here and before noon all re
ported, about S00 in number.
Captain Cavauauizh has not yet received
any orders and large crowds ate leaving
here by wagons and tram, while many are
waiting an answer to a meseege bent to
I)r. Joseph Pmquard, an old and respect
ed boomer and a uiemlMir of the Cuerokee
Strip Colonization association, whoe head
quarters are at Guthrie, left here two days
ago with a party of boomers. A message
toi received from him to day addressed to
Henry Linn, the president of the society,
"Send the boys on, the invasion has
taken place; there are now here at Pone,
a uluce yesterda3- of thirty-six inhabitants,
at least l.tXX) People.
Joseph Pixqcabd '
Mr. Linn immedia ely rnllird II tae
members of the Cherokee Strip Coloniza
tion society aud dispatched them ou a
north bound traio. Tbe old days o tbe
boomer are being repeated.
FIRE COULD NOT STOP THEM.
Kiowa. Kau , March 14. The Cherokee
boomers congregated about this city num
bered about 500 and .started off for tbe strip
at noon, not having beard unul tht boar
tbe news of the pa&sage of tne Oklahoma
bill. Jntas the et;lem were ready to
move a big prairie dre in tbe otitic wn
discovered to be raging. It is thought it
may av been sorted by tbe caUte poo
pie to drive back the settler. Bat fire
could not stop tbe boouvs and tbey pro
ceeded bopetuitj on tbeir way. arsiaiag
the fire br making a detour to tbe enM.
It i not thought tbey will be tacoovee
iciieed by the ilre.
THE START AT HUNNEWELL.
HrKMs.ELX. Kan., March U. Tbe
boomer are oil for toe strip. Tbe oppor
toaity to uke op tbe march, lor wnich
tbey have been waiting for tbe past two
weeks, came this morning wbe it was ac
aonnerd tbat bee invasion bad begea front
Guibrte and Arkansas City. Not to mie
tbeir opportunity of picking tfeeir claims,
tbey harried & as ooa & possible. Tbeir
number was about 8f.
POURING IN FROM SOUTH HAVE.
Sfxsdal DfcpMcfc to th SioMr Efffcfc
SoTTH Haves, Ka 34rca 14. Pap4
are pouring into tbe Cborofcee strip frost
ibis potat, aad im fact alt ajoag tbe Mao so
far as caa be learBcd froa Arfcaawts C!r
IN ERRONEOUS IDEA.
ilR. PERKIXS CORRECTS A rOFU
The Cherokee Outlet Xot Declared
Open Under the Home
Those Lands Incladed Only for Territorial
andJudioial Purposes The Pub
lic Land Strip Meant.
The Bill to Eetire General Fremont Dis
cussed by tha House The Senate
Adjourns Out of Easpeot to Ei
Eepresentative Tovrasbend, of
Illinois, After Doing Lit
tle Business Items.
Washington", March 14. Mr. Perkins
of Kaiiaas, stated that an erroneous im
pression had gone out that according to
the provisions of the Oklahoma bill passed
yesterday tho Cherokee outlet had been
declared open to settlement under the
homestead laws. Under the provisions
of the bill the Cherokee outlet was not
opeu to settlement. The statement sboutd
have been that the public laud strip nut
the Cherokee outlet had bt-en opened to
stttleincut. The Cherokee outlet, he said,
was embraced within the limits ot the
new territory bus was not open to settle
ment under the homestead law.
The house then went iuto committee
of whole- (Mr. Allen, of Michigan, iu the
chair) on the private calendar.
The bill authorizing the president to re
tire General J. C. Fremont with rank of
major general was taken up.
Mr. Kilgore. of Texas, offered an amend
ment for the retirement of General Fre
mont with the rank of brigadier general
Mr. Mausur. of Missouri, speaking as a
Missouriau with his admiration for Ben
ton, whose daughter he married, gave his
hearty support to tho bill.
Mr. Vaudeyer, of California, said that
the country owed John C. Fremont a debt
of gratitude. There was not a hardy toiler
in the length aud breadth of the land who
did not cherish the name of Fremont and
associate it with the great glory and re
nown of the country.
Mr. Kilgore's amendment was rejected
7 to ICG. and the bill was laid aside with a
The bill was subsequently reported to
the house, but no flual action was takeu,
and the house took a recess, the evening
sessiou to be for the consideration of pen
THE SENATE'S SHORT SESSION.
Washington, March 13. The house
amendment to the senate bill to amend tho
charter of the electric street railway com
pany of the district of Columbia- was dis
cussed at length aud finally nmended so
as to provide that the right ot the com
pany to erect or use overhead wires within
the district of Columbia shall absolutely
cease on July 1, 18V3. Tho house amend
ment as thus amended was then agreed to.
Mr. Hale, from the committee ou ap
propriations, reported thu urgent de
liciency bili and said that he would call it
up for action next Monday.
Mr. Call gave written notice that jio
would on Monday move to modify certain
rules as to executive sessions, the object of
the motion being to allow the consider
ation of the nominations of
Charles Swaynu and Joseph N.
Striking ( is judge and district
attorney for the northern district of Flor
i la) so as to be considered in opeu execu
Mr. Cullom presented resolutions rela
tive to tne death (oil March V, lft8S of Kep
losentative Towiiheii:, of Uiihoih, declar
ing that the senate shared with the ltot!o
in its expression of sorrow, aud delivering
copies of the resolutions to be forwarded
to the family of the deceased. He
pronounced a eulogy on tbe deHd member
saying he had ever been found faithful iu
all winks of life, that his work was done,
his course finished aud that he had gone
where suffering and conflict were no luort.
After feeling and appropriated remarks
by Senators Vest, Hale ami Joues, of
Arkansas, the heuate. as a further mark of
respect, adjourned till Monday.
WESTERN MATTERS AT THE CAPITAL.
Washington, March 11 Tbe followior
fourth class postmaster! were appointed
for Kansas: Benedict, Wilson county, B.
C. Wilson, vice C. A. McMuIJen, resigned;
Liberty, Montgonirry county, D. C. Ashby,
vice U. D. Forsytb, resigned: MyrUa, Phil
lip county, W. Symonds, vice Keller, de
ceased. Pensions granted to Kansana were
Original invalid: John R. May, Norwich;
Ixunuel Gray, Minneapolis; John F. Vin
son. Seneca; Chnrles Cbeoanil, Wameico:
Benjamin F. Gamble. Abilene; Samuel B.
Walker. Tribune; Wiluam Nixon, Xorton;
Rensselaer Btckford fdeceaaat, Lrnrd;
J arm 11. Parker. Iangdon: U itliini T.
Prescott, Wilson; Ciiaion Wakefield, Tioy ;
Henry l'neii, Krie; William X. Meyers,
, Wilmington. Restoration and Idcimw:
Joeph O limps. Itnwooii. increas-: wiu
inm Kettle. A exanden Thorn B D'u.
Mtiibrook; Richard Taylor. j LXrdo:
John Mllis, PoU: H. Wssoburo. Dua;
John Fen too, New too; Frac M !'
Irr. :- ertin; William K. Aontin, rrweott;
James FiMZ. Whina; Joib Cben-jr,
PuuiiOrg: Jftows C. Hol.'orr. Xrodba;
John V,'. HirviH.WlMB;; Water P For
ason, Holliday; Rober Guiaa, Ginri;
Adam C Xistnt. Frankfort; Jaeak t-v
ens. MtPberacs; Frederick Tretfx, A teat
soo; Jnv R Gill. Ek.o-4o: irtuaal
Tborneii. Gtmrd: JoVad Hoil, Ateai-:
S m Mull, Bird City; CbarW JtfcCUa
nan, Lecompt'-n. Origin! wide-: Jntta
A., widow ot Jee RcusaeUar fttckiool.
Limed; Ann, widow ot Jame Mark.
Cbetopa: Irwwe i., widow ot Harvey M.
SECRETARY MOSLE UNDECD0.
Washisotos Marcb 11 la rtoaimm to
tbe senate reaoloUoa miliar upoa tkm
secretary of tbe interior as to tbe casus ot
wHfeeoidut; pateotA for lead witbia tbe
limits otlba Caion Paeifle rrass wsdea
are free Crocs ail claims ooia were not re
served at tbe date of tbe aVfiuibt locution
of tbe eosBOsay't road, Svcntmsy Xoo
says that b is still cowebtenae; tito qa-ttoae-
a to tbe land of tbe t'ntoa Pac-ik
Railroad coaspaay: wbelber tbey are to
cover all ciaian act reserved at te date of
to-deattire ioc-tttea ot tbe eocnoiay
road are qaeaiioa of law a&d fact
in connection witb tbe urast. Tbcs
qoestioort. tbe asvrmary aaie. are at more
tbaa ordinary iotportasce aod be baa ae
bt-t-a abte to eoat4Ce tbe ioqsurr. Tbe
Mcretary does not tra&Mait tae report oa
tbesabwet of to ooan4feor orf tbe
j general land oAce wbica wa called for by
tbe senate. CAtars tha taw report a
pan of tbe record in tbe oase aadrr eew
swterauea aod I sabiec to be aeaVased or
I nrr-md be tbe scsioa of tbe secretary.
He, tazofof, Mabsniu that it is not te tax
tea totowna of tbe woatse fesfc lbs :sott
URGENT DEFICIENCY ITEMS.
Washington, March 14. Tbe senata
commitee added tha following item to tha
urgent deficiency bill: Court house, Leav
onwortb, Kan.. $T,S93; publication of offi
cial war it-cords. $30,000; agriculture ex
perimental stations Arizona, New Mexico
aud Utah. ?G0,000; surrevs to locate sites
for artesian welts, $20,000.
ORGANIZING AT KIOWA.
Special tlispalcb to the D&Uv Sa;1c
Kiowa, Kan., March 14. Last night a
large and enthusiastic meeting was seW
in the city hall to oruamze a Cuerokeo
strip colonization society under the laws
of the state of Kansas; its object being to
assist its members in locating claims in
the Cherokee strip.
A. W. Ramsay was chosen prcskltnt.ind
A. J. Beutley secretary. A corps of sur
veyors will be placed in the field at once to
establish comers, etc. Messrs. Cruthers
& Nickles have commenced gathering
about 3.000 head of cattle on the atrip
.south of Kiowa, to be driven to Utah,
La.st night about twenty-ova or thirty
fanuiifs with teams camped at Klowu ou
their way to tho strip.
STILLWATER MADE HAPPY.
Her Prospects as a Shire Town E.ata the
Special dispatch t0 ta Daily Eacle.
tjTlLUVATKK. Ok., March 14 When
word was received here that the Oklahoma
bill hail been parsed coutiii!ng the amend
ment providing for the formation of a
seventh county in the northeast comer, of
the sixth county, with a sent of govurn
ment at Stillwater, the people went al
most wild with joy.and proceeded to jollify
ou an extensive scale. Huge boarlnw
were built, the immense flag unfwrled to
the breeze, it half dozen auvikt brought out
m d fired almost every second, and about
lift j- men with Wlneesters and forty-fives
kept up a continual roar. Main street,
which was brilliantly lighted tor three
blocks, was crowdid with people, who
clieen-d until they could cheer no more.
Spteche were made and expressions of
joy .vru heard ou evory sloe. Thete dem
onstrations were continued until after 10
o'clock, when country people came pour
ing in from all directions, wanting to
kuow what all this nickot was about. A
more joyous set of people than ours don'C
live iu Oklahorao today. Already prop
erty has taken a jump, and it Is dlllicult
to find a Main street lot for nale. Parties
who were somewhat in doubt of Stillwa
ter being it county seat, uow express their
intention of building immediately. Tho
population of tho town is Increasing daily
large numbers of strip boomers locating
here, and bv April ' btlllwuter's popubi
tion will be" 80t). TI. weather Is Mud. tho
farmers all at work, the merchants doing
a big business, anil tho "boom" is ou and
we are prepared for it.
ATTORNEY DASSLER'S CASE
Leavemvokth. Kan., MhicIi 14. Tho
cast of Tiilie Tiedttinim vs. C. W. F. Dss
lsr was called in tho police court tbia
morning, ami at the request of the d
(eiidnut was postponed until Monday. Mr.
Dasslor is the city attorney aud author of
Das-dor's Statutes. Mhs Tiedetimn Is a
working girl who claims that Daaslar,
wlw in n married man. pcrscouud nor
with his attentions, following her on tho
streets ut night and attempting to talk to
her, frightening her that alio besought
the protection of friends and tho poltee.
Dasher has secured the ablest counsol in
the city and has put hi nephew in bis
place as city attorney to try the caw. Tha
cab is exciting a great deal of oemmeHt
TorBKA, Kan.. March 14. Th follewln2
charters were filed with the secretary of
The Hall & O'Donald Lithographing
coitipHtiy of Topeka; capital stock, $ti),
000. The Baxter Springs Manufacturing
company; the purpose of this company I
to manufacture and sell wind mills aed
farm machinery and implements; eaptliil
The lv.MVMn worth Electric Light oom
pnuy or Lunveu worth; capital stock, Ml,.
SOUTH KANSAS METHODISTS.
KuroKlA, Kan., Mareb 14. t'he Mt)i
KaiMrMS M. E. conference is in ses
sion In thU city. Blsbop F, of Pbil
adelpbia, presides. Tha aUcadaaeo of
ministers and laymen J targe laelodlag
many clergyman of national reonuUOH.
Tbe conference district embraota about
one hundred ministers ami twenty thous
and metalier It will not cowpieie Us
work lHjiore JtotMiay next.
DR. THWING WILL NOT ACCEPT.
Minmcapouk, Mian., Mareb W. lev.
Dr. Cnarle F. Ttawie, pastor of Ply
mouth Congregational ebnrcb, retarsxal
today from Kjim, where be weot to loot:
arer tbe stnm university oo tbe pronar oC
tbe chancellorship, lie bae decided not to
accent tbe offer. His nante U puiwsineao
ir aeenliooed for the pfvntdeacy mt
Oberlia. O . cof leee. bat fc tntts tbat a
offer of tbe position b been made.
3AKK OFFICIALS UHDCR AJWUfJT.
RnwaXL. Kan.. Mareb It W. X.fcsJi,
of Kilswortb. and E X. Coltemea, of Deo
raace, reaoeetlveiy president aad eaafeter
of tbe bank of DorrKoer. wb'ota isiM a
hort time ao. were arretel bere yosSer
day. ebred with baring twrmirvd eWnaasss
wbra feMy korw thr bank wa te aa toot
wot condition. Tbeir preiimtaare xao
iaattee will takr place Tavaday aexk
ARBOR DAY PROCLAMATION.
Tores A. JCaa.. Mareb II. CJwreraor
Homo try today baaed a pietlnaeation
ettiag apart Tbaraday. April bX . rJOr
QAUSHSP ST A ILIOE
Tare Boilroei Tobomi Okd ky ?
CtTMKBLAsra. MA.. Jaaerb M. ld
saorsnne beawsea 7 aad a o'ctoefc, a bans
roe jQJhd down tee moaaf 4o aad
fIS i poo tbe Weat Viraiat railroad mmoU
in a eat kefwtm Cbtftee aad Bittae. Jorty
miles wees of tow cur. Tbe wort wee
witb a crew of lwie asea wa aaeaaOobod
to tbe spot lo reasore tbe obmraetioe ekd
dear etrex. A Urer cable pUotd
aroao tbe reek aad actaobad to tae earfot
tbe rock eoaid br draetKed tivm tbeosM.
Ad ae nearly laady aad tae asea -not
etafcias ea adjnafai-at of tbe ee rmm
n Kea4 Ba ot eartO ososs rtttbtas; aawft
esi taeea from tbe ie aswaasasa i
aad barfted scene of tbr snea ireea afc.
ifatTtArH cotapatioa rnabed to tbeir
iissra- jd aa preUiy peolalt JC
baeaed ibe fated one, Taree wars wend
wbra takrs eat sad ta? otber weto
riomU tajared Tbe dead aees Jasewt
O. iMmlr. edal of Cbifiee. W. Ta,;
Joaepbiaa XMCbfasaa, aa aaeanrsdeii
Itaiesa; Teraaao TaUee.
ANOTHER STPJK.E THEATEWED.
Imraoa, Xarcb R la oaai tawieieT at
taeawMtorv aroMbega dtreet reaiy a
4amnm& asade apea sbeat lar a dmweJOo
fas attacr' vrasaa tbe JilaetW feeastMean
bat malvsd to MosarsHaiekr hueMMSrale a
I itrltc ibnoessoei tbs eocetry.