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WICHITA, KANSAS, SUNDAY MORNING- lARCH 16. 1890. TWELTE PAGES.
WHOLE NO. 1813.
Tins is our store birfcliday; 6 years old; weiiave grown rap
idlythe past is secure, the future opens badly, -we step into a
new year of store history with the nerve to do, and the deter
mination to command your sympathetic approval. Spring opens
bright with encouragement, and as our plans ripen you will find
pleasure and profit in it.
The every day normal conditions at Munson & McNamara's
are prodigal "to others and beyoDd the point of competition.
Every department has wheeled into line with colors flying, the
extraordinary is now -the ordinary.
The wonderful assortment of dress goods, imperial in scope,
monumental in bulk, incomparable in variety, universal in
adaptation, the assembly of the best in all the world, is the one
overshadowing illustration of the fact.
Millinery Second Floor.
And the same may be said in the Millinery; we are talking
the orders here now, when we give our opening it will be a won
derment. "Wraps Second Floor.
Jackets, Wraps, Capes, new exclusive styles, several lots
opened Saturday, prices universal in scope.
Here are new arrivals m sateens, wiue ana gooa, jianusoiue
figures with side bands 12 cents.
Outings wTill have the innings and they are pretty, 10 cents.
White Goods for aprons, imitation of drawn worK '25 cents,
with tucks and other styles, some less, some more.
Dress trimmings, only the seeing will answer; there's the
bands and the beads, theYandykes and the braids, the blacks
and the golds, 25 cents to $10 for the yard.
We'llshowyouone black peaudesoie Silk worth $1.25, at $1.
Hibbons are booming, more new arrivals; one lot of blacks
and creams with cord loops 20 cents.
Monday A lot of colored border hemstitched cotton Hand
kerchiefs, 2 for 5 cents.
Anderson's Outing Flannels 50 cents.
A block of White Goods 0 to 50 cents.
Which shall it be ? The real or the pretenders? You can't
find anything with a borrowed name with us; it.pays to buy the
MUNSON Ss 3XCXAMARA.
COLE & JONES
Full of Sunshine.
A Store Full of Bargains
Break in the Weather.
Break in Our Prlees,
Winter is now merging into spring and with, the
Which are all in and opened for inspection and sale.
The storm of reduction on Mens' and Boys' winter clothing
will sweep from our counters a raft of broken lots.
The goods offered represent the best portion of our stock and
tne prices marked in plain iigures 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 3 our presence.
The One Price Clothiers,
20S, 210 and 212 DOUG-LAS AVENUE. WICHITA, KANSAS.
S. TT. CORNER DOUGLAS AVE. AND MARKET ST.
ale - of- - French - Percale - Shirts.
Wc will sell on Monday Morning at 9 o'clock aucl continno the sale until
they are all sold, GS0 Pi-cneli Percale Shirts, lauudriod, 2 Collars and pair
Cuffs -witli each Shirt at
The regular price of these Shirts is One Dollar and a Half. Don't imagine
these are common calico and sold as Percale, hut we guarantee each and,
fvery one to he made of genuine French Percale, and the goods cost more
than double -what we aslc for the shirts.
In order to distribute this unprecedented bargain in as many homes as
possible Ave will positively not boll more than three to any one customer.
See display in our west window.
LISLE AND SILK TRIMMED
These Goods were bought by
our Mr. J. B. Fox at hall 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 PARTNERSHIP.
(The senior member will retire.)
$40,000 WORTH OF
Purchased expressly for this season's
trade will be
SMITH & STOVER,
144 NORTH MAIN ST.
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A FATAL LAND SLIDE
Three Persons Killed and Four Injured at
Troy, IT. Y.
Trot. X. Y., March 1.1. At 3 o'clock
this morning a land slide ou the west side
of "Warren's hill swept away the two-story
brick residence of Patrick Canfield and
demolished tho one-story frame dwelling
of John Laurenson. Four fnmilies resided
in the Canfield house. Mr-. Margaret
Noonnn and her daughter, Mrs. Johanna
Hogan, both widows, and Annie Burns,
11 years old, were killed. Mrs. John
Ahearn and infant, Thonins Laurenson
and Mrs. Patrick Canfield, Jr., were in
jured but not seriously.
The fire department was called out and
the bodies of the dead were taKen from the
ruins. A mass of clay and earth fifty feet
deep slid down from the bill side. The
progress of the slide was stayed by n, new
onck house on the opposite side of Haner
maiis avenue and against which the slide
swept the ruins of Caiiiield's house.
Little Annie Burns, 11 vears old and a
grandaughter of Patrick Canfield, tfr.,
was taken out dead. Johu Oahearn extri
cated himself and succeeded in getting
out his wife and baby. The body ot Mrs.
Noonau was taken out about 4 o'clock and
the body of her daughter. Mn. Honjgan,
was found au hour or so later.
WENT DOWN WiTH THE BRIDGE.
Trov, X. Y., Marcti 14. About 10:30
o'clock this morning the Queensbury spin
of the old Queensbury Moreau bridge at
Glenn Falls fell into the Hudson river
with the workmen upon it. Nelson San
souci, a prominent member of the Cun
ningham Hose company, of Glenn Falls,
was seen to rise twice from the water but
must have been drowned. The remains
of thevhridge floated off with three men
clinging to it The hodv of George Carey,
a veteran i?onth Glenn Falis ninil carrier,
was taken our of the Moreau side. Ttaos.
Holleran, of South Glenn Falls, was res
cued badly cut about the head; he will
probably die. Thomas Farley, of Windsor.
Conn, an employe of tbe Berlin Bridge
company, was taken out with his right
DEATH IN A DWELLING FIRE.
BAT ClTT. Mich., March 15. The dwell
ing house occupied by the families of Johu
Nadou ami Thomas Losoo, was discovered
on nre eariy tms morning. Mrs. j.oscn, j
in trying to escape, fainted away, but was
discovered by her husband who, in his ex
cited condittou, threw her out of the win
dow to the sidewalk below, fatally injur
in: tier. lne -year-old daughter
THE THIRD THIS WEEK.
ALMA, Kan.. March 15. William Heary.
who wrs injured by falling in the oaai
shaft Monday, died today. Aa inquest
whs held this afternoon. This is the Utirtt
death by accident t tbe sbnffc-tibisweek. 1
l .' . ouLtuil SHU U1IS WCCK IH !
ORDERED TO VACATE.
PRESIDENT HAERISOX ISSUES
The Invaders of the Cherokee
Lands Warned to Respect
Needless Trouble for Themselves the Sole
Eesnlt of Premature Occupancy of
General Merritt Ordered to Use Troops if
Necessary to Expel the Boomers from
the Strip The Cherokee Commis
sion Pilled by the Appoint
ment of Ex-Senator 0am-
"WASHINGTON, March 13. The president
this afternoon issued the following notice:
To whom it may concern:
The lands known as the Cherokee strip
are not open to settlement. The bill pend
ing in cougrcss and intended to provide a
civil government for the territory known
as Oklahoma, does not provide for open
ing the Cherokee strip or outlet to settle
ment, and has not as yet received the vote
of the two houses of congress or the ap
proval of the president. The entrance of
settlers upon these lands is unlawful, and
all persons are hereby warned against en
tering thereon. When these lands shall
become open to settlement prompt public
notice will be given of that fact, but in
tho meantime it is my duty to exclude all
persons therefrom, and those who enter
unlawfully will only involve themselves
in unprofitable trouble, as they will be
immediately removed. Signed
Executive Mansion, March 13, 1690.
TROOPS TO BE USED IF NECESSARY
Washington, March 15 Adjutant Gen
eral Kelton has telegraphed General Mer
ritt, at Fort Leavenworth,1 Kan., to use
troous if necessary, and with prudence as
heretofore, toenforcethe proclamation is
sued today by the president relative to
intruders upon the Cherokee strip lands.
This order is sent by direction of the sec
retary of war.
THE VACANCY PILLED.
Ex-Senator Cameron, of Wisconsin, Made
a Cherokee Commissioner.
Washington, March 13. The president
has appointed ex-Senator Cameron, of
Wisconsin, a member of the commission
to negotiate for the concession to the
United States of tho Cherokee and other
Indian lands in the Indian territory, vice
General Lucius Fairchild, resigned. This
appointment fills the only vacancy in the
commission. The members of the crm
inission will arrive in Washington within
a few days to receive instructions from the
secretary of the interior, after which nego
tiations with the Cherokees will be imme
LODGE'S FEDERAL ELECTION BILL.
Washington, March 13. Representative
Lodge introduced his federal election bill
into tho house today. The bill is a com
bination of the Australian system with
federal control of elections. The Aus
tralian system as enforced in Massachu
setts is adopted and applied to the whole
country in all congressional and presiden
tial elections. Each polling precinct is
put in charge of six judges or supervssors,
three representing each political party.
Voters who cm not read or write and can
not mark their own tickets, may have tho
tickets marked for them in the presence of
auother representing the opposition party.
THE SEALING LEASE EXECUTED.
Washington, March 15. Secretary Win
dom today executed alea.se with the North
American Commercial company of New
York and San Francisco for the taking of
fur seals on the islands of St. Paul and St.
George, Alaska, for a period of twenty
years? from the 1st of May next.
REMOVED TO ST. LOUIS.
Headquarters Department of the Missouri
Taken from LeavenvrortL
Washington, March 13. Secretary Proc
tor today issued an order transferring the
headquarters of the department of tho
Missouri from Leavenworth, Kan., to St.
The following pensions were granted to
Kansans: Original invalid Thomas G.
Farley, deceased, Topeka: Alfred G. Re
main. New Home; Gossler Rudolph, Ma
rion; David H. Swartz, Sharon Spring,
(.navy), Richard R. Hail, Wichita; Stephen
Post, Chico; Leamou R. Lacy, Atchison.
Restoration, reissue and increase Morri
son W. Wilson, Cunningham. Increase
J. R. Elarton, Ludell; David Weidner,
AltaVista; Joel Taggart, Spiersville;
Isaac N. W. Mahaffey, Burr Oak; William
Matthews, Wellington; Dhvi.1 Wallace.
Hoyt; Ann line L. Beebe, Florence; Martin
li. Reitzel, Watervihe; Andrew C. itoweu.
Sylqau Grove, Dtvid . MkIIov, Horton;
ReubetiP. Smith, Reanisvjlle; William S.
.Ioh:vson, Garden Ptam; Samuel Klwood,
Hutchinson. Rbisstie and increase John
F. Johnson, Builalo. Original widows,
etc. Theresa, widow of Emtl Rce, Par
soos; M.iry A., widow of Peter R Deal,
Lyle; minors of Aaron A. Meael, Girard;
Nancy E., widow of Thomas C. Farlev,
Topeka; Alletha M., widow of Samuel
Cameron, Lyons; Sarah J., wiiow of John
EASLY ACTIOff U5GLD.
Oklahoma Eepubhcans Appeal to tfee
Senate Minor Gossip.
Special dispatch to hc DaHr Bade.
Oklahoma "itv, Ok., March 15. Okla
homa City has received a new impetus
since the passage of the territorial bill by
the house, and the action of the senate is
The Republican club of this ctty met
tonight and directed their secretary to
transmit hy telegraph to tae
States senate, care Senator Piatt, cbair-
man ot sue committee oa territories, tae j
Resolved, That the RepuDUcnu club ot f
Oklahoma City, of 050 members, hereby
expresses thanks to tne noose or repre-
territorial bill, and believing it to be tbe
measure most satisfactory to au our peo-
1 pie, earnestly urge the sunate to concur
tboreiu. and we also refpicuully reqnest
immediate action oa tbe town site biiL
Tbe sUornevs are confident of soccers ra
winning for the city tfeeicoatest bow pnd-
agin the Iccsl lacd office. Gaeit, tbe I
oniy contestant at all found, has been
proven ineligible, so it is claimed.
The Democratic territorial committee,
in session here this week, showed Okla
homa City the town of strength in Osla
homa's Democracy. J. E. Jones, ex-conn-cilman,
wa3 elected chairman of the terri
torial committee, and Colonel Berry, of
Norman, secretary; Colonel Wilkinson, of
this city, committeeman at large for the
Major George S. Smith, paymaster Uni
ted States army, is expected here. Money
arrived here by Wells-Fargo Express com
pany is under guard of a detail of troops
waiting the arrival of the paymaster.
Among these is some fear that they will be
called out to rid the Cherokee strip of
boomers. The daily arrival of settlers in
this cit vis something wonderful, being
about filty car loads a week and large
numbers "by wagon. The Presbyterian
church is being built and is now nearly in
closed. It is a"fine structure. The Metho
dist church will soon be enlarged.
Onr people rejoice at the nearing com
pleting of the canal, which will prove an
unqualified success. Already two or more
flouring mills are talked of as among the
The building of the Overhober block
progresses finely; pressed brick Iront with
plate glass front doors will handsomely
ornament the corners of Robinson street
and Grand avenue. The excavations for
the Oklahoma City bank building is
progressing and tbe foundation will go
down next week. This will be a noble
structure of pressed brick, plate glass, etc.
The Bissell opera house corner was cleared
today and excavation and dressing ot stone
for foundation began today.
The presence of refrigerator cars of
dressed beef has created a furor among
the butchers, farmers and merchants. A
decided sentiment prevails against dressed
meats, as it will destroy local trade.
HONORING THE LATE JUDGE KELLEY.
Washington, March 15. After the
adoption of a couple of resolutions calling
on the departments for certain informa
tion and the passage of unimportant bills
the house proceeded to pay the last tribute
of respect to tho memory of the late
William D. Kelley, of Pennsylvania. Mr.
O'Neill, of Pennsylvania, reviewed at
length, the career of tbe dead statesman.
Others who delivered eulogies were:
Messrs. Ho! man of Indiana, Banks of
Massachusetts, Mills of Texas, McKinley
of Ohio, Bingham of Pennsylvania.
Wilson of West Virginia, Cannon of
Illinois, McKenna of California, Reilly of
Pennsylvauia, Atkinson of Pennsylvania,
Breckinridge of Kentucky, Kerr of Iowa,
and Reyburn of Pennsylvania, and as
another mark of respect to memory of the
deceased tho house adjourned.
THE INDIAN BOY SENTENCED.
Lawrence, Kan., 15. Sam Wilson, tho
Indian boy, who created such a disturb
ance at Haskell institute n few days ago
was tried today before Justice Sternberg.
Mr. S. D. Bishop appeared for the defense
and W. W. Neyison for the state, At the
beginning ot the trial tho defense moved
that the case be dismissed on tho grounds
that the state courts bad no jurisdiction
over crime committed on grounds
owned by tho United States and ex
empt from taxation by the state. The
attorney for the state argued that when
when the land was transferred to the gov
ernment it was not ceded by the state.
The cases of postoffice sites were cited, and
it was claimed that if a crime committed
at Haskell institute could not be tried in
state courts, then i crime committed in a
government postoffice would not come un
der the jurisdiction of the state courts.
The court overruled the motion and tho
trial proceeded. As the defendant, Wil
son, was not familiar with the English
language, a Pawnee boy acted as inter
preter. The testimony did not bring ont any
thing important that did not appear at the
time tho trouble took place. Wilson was
found guilty and sentenced to ninety days
in the county jail and to pay the costs.
THAYER ASKS ANOTHER REDUCTION.
Lincoln, Neb., March. 15. Governor
Thayer has addressed a second letter to the
railway managers on tbs corn rata ques
tion. He reviewed the history of the agi
tation and declared that the gamblers,
speculators and dealers in futures have ab
sorbed the 10 per cent reduction granted
and the farmers have had no benefit there
from. He makes another demand for a 10
per cent rate per 100 from Nebraska points
to Chicago and after contrasting the pros
perous condition of the railway with that
of the poverty-stricken farmer he de clares
that the people of Nebraska don't want to
fight the railways. He say: "But I
again waru you against disastrous conse
quences to the roads, if their just demands
are refused, and I say this no t by way of a
threat but as a friendly warning."
THE DRINKS FOR SUMMER.
Special dispatch to the Dally Eatrle.
RUNNTMEDE, Kan.; March 15. Tho little
English colony is lookin gup. The build
ings are going up just about as fast as
they can. The latest addition is a manu
factory built for Messrs. Scton & Stewart
for the manufacture of tho best grade of
aerated waters, soda water, lemonade, etc.
This firm has put in a large plaut ot en
tirely new machinery and is about to place
on the market a far superior class of goods
to any nat has ever before been produced
in thee western parts. We expectMesr.
Seton &, Stewart in town in u few days
with sample, and our ndvice is, sample
their good- and you will not be disap
pointed. We know the men: thy will not
sell anything that is not first class.
STATISTICS ON PRODUCTION,
TOPEKA, Kan., Mar;h 35. Secretary
Mohler, of the state board of agriculture,
is sending out blanks to the correspond
ents of the department in every county in
Kanms upon which to make crop and live
stock returns for the quarter ending
March 31, 1S90. Among other statistics
which the next quarterly report will con
tain will be the average cot of raising a
i bushel of wheat and a like quantity of
other grain, and the averace costofpr
ducing a fcteerS years old. This data the
secretary feels confident will be of great
importance to farmers throughout tbe
state and will.be ot practical assistance U
them iu fbting tbe pr,ce of farm prodacU.
THE NEW FRENCH CABINET.
Pake, March 15. Tbe new cabf ttet will
probably be made up as followM Presi
dent of the council and minister of war,
M. Defreycioet. minister of foreign af
fairs. M. Coiu&aas: minister of tbe interior,
M. BottrgeoU: minister of finances, M.
fiourier: minister of justice. M. Bruwon.
minister of commerce, M Kocfee: minister
of public iastrocuoa, X P Uteres; minis
ter of HjjrkmUttre. M- Devrfle: minister of
public works, 11. Geyoece; mi8kter of
marine, M- Barbey.
WASHINGTON LADY TOURI5TS.
St. ACGCSTTXE, FU., March 15. Wra.
Beajamin Harrises, 2ar. and Mrs. KaU
VTjkrrtMMi' Airs. John Watuamkcr mm!
juan Wxaaniaker arrived hre this
ereotog, en route from Witshiogtoo, oa
.,, tnia a gnesi of H, X. Kr.
Tbev will aUeod thededicatory merries at
Memorial cfanrcn tomorrow. Tbe Ker.
John Paxtoa. D. D., of Aew lorfc, wui
preucb tbe dicaiorjr sermon.
WILL INVESTIGATE THE MATTER.
KjlssjlS ClTT, Ma, Mares. 14. inter
state Commerce CommiikMers Morrison
sod Vesj will be here tbe latter part of
next week for tbe purpose of taking evi
dence ia tbe matter of tbe prapved redue
tios of rates os oors sfeipped from Jaosa
and Nebraska to tfc ez.
01 STEAD! STMM,
ARDENT BOOMERS LITTLE DAUNT
ED BY THE PROSPECT.
Mr. Perkins' Correction and the
President's Proclamation Stop
ITotbing Short of the Military Porces
Abla to Xeep Onttha Majority
Prairie Pires Driving Ont the Stock Cat
tlemen Little Encouraged by tfce
President's Order The Damage
Already Bejond Eepsration
The Onward Marohat -Various
CALDWELL, Kan., March 15. Last night
many men who have beeu waiting here for
the opening stepped on their land which
they for the time called their own. Sev
eral messengers came into town during the
night after blankets and tente. Today
trade in these articles has been very brisk.
This morning numbers who could not ar
range affairs earlier headed south and
wagons were passing through tho city all
day. Those starting today are well fixed
to stay. The south bound Rock Island
train this morning carried largo numbers
of men for all stations through the strip
who located claims as soon as they left the
The news contained in the morning pa
pers stilting that a mistake was niado in
yesterday's telegrams acted as a damper
on sorao whose ardor was a little cooled by
one night in the open air. But there were
numbers of determined spirits among tho
colonists and they declared that neither
that nor anything short of an army of sol
diers could take them out.
Late this afternoon a telegram was re
ceived here announcing that tho president
had ordered the settlers out and that the
soldiers would be sent to enforce the order.
This fact was immediately announced by
the bulletin but it did not stop the white
topped wagons that coutiuue to appear
and disappear. Many of them contain
families, a cow following, a dog trotting
along behind, stova in the front
end of tho schooner aud a chicken
coop behiud, while tho center
of the wagon is occupied by from on to
half a dozen children. Such people are
going prepared to stay and one of them
with whom tho correspondent tnlkod to
this evening voiced the sentiments of the
majority when he said: "We are going
In; if we come out we will be put out."
The cattlemen are smiling oer the lat
est. No soldiers are near here, though It
is expected there will bo soon. The wagon
roads through Caldwell arc much ued.
while the Rock Island, tho only road
through the strip entering hen, pastes
through the most fertile portiou. Tbe
prairio fires aro seen iu every direction,
many settlers having sot the grass afire to
THE PEELING AT GUTHRIE
The Eipelled Boomers Likely to Eeturn to
Guthrie. Ok., March 15. Great excite
ment about the opening of the strip here
has existed all day. A message was re
ceived from Congressman Peters, which
was posted on tho bulletin board, stating
that parties who went there would In put
out. Thi stopped a great many from
going, but the comparatively .small num
ber of people on tbe streets and the aband
oned camping grounds of the boomers on
Wolcott's creek, just north of Guthrie,
show three or four thousand people at
least left here. The general feel
ing here is that those in the
strip will be driven out nd probably
the greater part of them will come hre,
as Guthrie is near tha low laud, which
may soon be opened.
Those who have come through the trlp
today confirm the report of the I urge num
ber ot boomers now there. Most of them
are homesteaders and have taken claim iu
the rich bottom landb. Tbe colonization
comoanies here have n at believed the strip
-would open, and they were unable to
give away their plans and town site Iocm
t ion?, have taken no steps and will taka
none at present.
HAMLETS K0 UOWm
Oitiea of Thontaadi EstaWuuW in tbs
Strip Tbe GrobTal Situation.
ARKAXStA ClTT, Kan., March 15. Tbs
boomers were frUmneded into tbs strip
much the same as tbe cattle were stam
peded out of it. They went without any
precouceired plan ot method sod plunged
into tbe ontlrt without order or reason.
They misconstrued tbe passags of tbe
OkUhuina bill into an act providing for
the immediate opening of tbe country to
settlement and each colony alarmed lest it
should not be tbe first on the ftronnd to
pilect tbe choicest town sites and elatatt,
rushed pi! mail over tbe bordor ragnrdies
of consequences. Some fear is i tdt omd
by tbe cooler beads today that tbw prema
ture and ill-adrised movvinaat may be en
tirely useless; that tbe government will
deprive tbem of their sd van tag and
drive tbem oat to await tbe formal otwa
ing of tbe country and rive ail aa eqval
chance at tbe pnbiie lands.
This view of tbe case is entertained by
only a small minority of tbs peoois and
tbe great maja-ity are already Mttttac
dow-n on tbeir claims as if aass4 of their
permanent residence tbers. Tbey believe
now tbe invasion has been accompiiabed
that President Harrison will allow tbem
to remain and permit otbers to take up
tbe unoccupied mod whenever tbey rrivs
oa tbe ground. Hopeful in this belief,
tbey bar already benn to improT tbrir
lands. Tbe ma jcrity t f tbe bona Ada set
tlers carried on tbeir wapms yesterday
enosgb Inmber te construct a assail dwell
ing tad today tbe wait teats and wapon
covers that dot tbe prairies in 8 dtree
tkms are bing repiac-d witb leas pic
turesque, bat more sabetaauai board
shaatM. Especially is tfais tbe case is tbe
centers of etttemettj
At Ponca a city of a.OOO inhabit
ant has sprwsK np over aucbt.
Here hastily improvised bofceic,
grocery and supply stores bare already
bga constructed and are today dotoa a
tbnnog bosieeea. To tbeir there are eoo
staatJy beta;: added tbe settlers' abaoty
and tbe settlement already has toe ap
pearanee of a foil fledsrd frontier town.
The gambling fraternity is tbre bt fall
force Three card moot, tbe wfeee of
fortune, waiavt abrUe wrtb tbe ilbsmv
paa are beiitff manipulated is tbe opsai
stteetwitb tbe nssai decree of wceun.
Srvsral disturbance bavsooeoxrod orer
taese sambiing derew and aasay cb I
bav taken place, but aotaias senoes bm
Aaetber of ba atmiAimmm. Wxm J
exotic growth has npoeared at Willow
Springs, just below Arkansas City.
Though not so large as Ponca, there are
fully a thousand people there and tho
same bustlmg scenes of excitement ara
Nyceville also came into existence dur
ing the night. That city contains about
S00 people, who went under the leadership
of Mnor Xyce from Caldwell yesterday.
At Guthrie last night a reporter boarded
the train in which the representatives of
the Cherokee Strip Cattle company were
returning from the Fort Worth cattlo
men's convention. E. M. Hewlns, presi
dent of the company, was among the num
ber. The first intimation they had of ths
invasion of tbeir leased lauds was gained
at Guthrie, where they were told of tha
movement. They could not believe it,
but a few minutes later the camp fires sur
rounded by the invaders themselves wero
seen glowing in the darkness and confirm
ed the report. The cattle men were great
ly disturbed at the invasion of their
lands nud a meeting was held
in the Pullman smoking room. Mr.
Hewins presided and on motion appointed
a committee to notify the secretary of the
interior of the facts in tho caso nnd ask for
troops to restore to them the possessions
of their lands. "But," remarked Presi
dent Hewins, "I'm afraid it's all up with
up. The boomers have got the strip and.
good bye Indian territory."
No military force is on the ground
despito last night's dispatches stating that
there was and o far as known none has
bseu ordered to proceed thither. The sec
rotary of state and General Merritt, com
manding the department of the Missouri,
have b:en officially notified of the sbite of
sllairs in the strip, but uo orders havu
beeu given as yet to move tbe troops.
THE CATTLEMEN DISCOURAGED.
The cattlemen here did not receive tha
news of the president's proclamation or
dering out the invading settlers of tha
strip, with much interest. To them is
whs lie locking tne door after the bora
was stolen. The sottlers seemed to think
that the enriest way to gain possession of
the striplwas to drive tho cattlemen of
and the easiest way to do that was to tint
the prairies, and lire tho prairies thuy did.
From Ponca. Willow Springs,
Niceville, aud other setlleiueuta
In the outlet comes tbe news of
burning prairies. It seems to hava been
generally agreed upon that the first thing
for the j-etuers to do wasjto start a urnirio
lire and muoh of tho strip has been burned
over. These prairie tires servt-d a double pur
pose. They drove most of the entile before
them aud also destroyed the fodder which
those remaining might feed upon.Thereforo
tho cattlemen are naturally depressed over
the gloomy prospect. Said President
Hewins, of the Cherokee Strip Cattle com
pany, this morning: "What the osttlunisn
can do in their present misfortune can net
even be conjectured Our fences have ben
cut, our cattle scattered to the four corners
of the strip and every blade ot grasa on
the range destroyed by prairie ares.
There are now, or rather were yesterday
morning bufore the Invasion, about SJ,WK)
head of cattle ou the strip. 1 do not be
lieve that the most energetic action on the
pnrtof the cattlemen and the government
can tdivo them from irreparable loai. The
damage j Hlready done. The entile onu
not be marketrtl. Th-y arc no; In a iiinp
ketnble condit ion. If left in the strip they
will starve to death, for there is nothing
for them to eat there and we can not hhfp
provender to them. It would be n losing
investment. No, there we are, S0,00 bond
of cattle good for nothing hut hides, glue
and bone dust."
Within tho pnst forty-eight hours at
least 15,000 persons hare invaded tbe Cher
okee strip from different points along tho
borders. They did not move forwsru litcn
troops ou drefes parade but with tbe im
petuous ohsrge of h might coatnering
army. In the wild rush for choice claiHtN
the head of the family was on the kirtnlsli
line astride of the lleetowt Hidin-tl be eowld
find. In the rear thu family moved nlong
with more deliberation, conveyim; to tbe
new home all kinds of camp equipage and
sutler supplies. Nearly every cjiarter sce
tion of land for olghteen im!r south of
this city is at proeent staked off and many
of them are occupied by quUra
OPIXIOXB OS THE rmXLAMATtOJC.
The report that a compnay of cavil ry
under command of Captain Cavanaugh
would arrive hers this afternoon enHned
some uueaaio', hut as ths hours rolled
by without the troop- putting in their ap
peHntHee confidence was restore! sad it
feeling of Mrciinty prevailed. This, how
ever, was short lived, for st 4 o'clock tbe
news was giveu currency that tbe presi
dent hsd iwned a proclamation ordering
all settlers oil of the strip In a few min
utes large numbers of men wbo bad stak
ea chum and returned here Tor provtwlons
estbered together on street comers sad
discussed the situation ss dfcv
psseionstely as poitw. Monte counseled
a prompt compliance with tbe prestaleMt'it
orders, but other insisted that tbe wirpiaji
would he to hold tbeir claims until ex
pelled by the troops nnd tbeu as feoon as
tbe blue costs were out of sight to return
and beiein farming operations. Tbe ad
vocate of tbe latter plan sre evidently in
the majority. Ibe old soldier element
seems to be tbe most determined to retain
their grasp upon their claims. Tbey feel
that tbe government owes it to tbem for
services rendered sad in Ibis view they
have many backers nd srmpatbleens.
Tbay My that tbe cattlemen are tbeee
without sny authority of law and tbey
believe that poor bomeeseker sboejld
be granted tbe same prtviieejes with
tbe rich and pr.werfnl. faoJd tlss
soldiers attempt to reniov tbem tbere
will be no organized resistance bnt it U .
believed that it will take an MWkj of Mftl
men to keep tbem from sUttag on tba
One perpiexlnfr troob! tbe soldier wfll
labor nnder will bs to dlstinffoisb between
homeekr in toe tnp and humm-pkwH
in Ok U noma. Movers have tbe rigfe
paes i brooch tha etrp on tbeir way to
Ok'abnms. Ask any man in tbe strip
where be is ftotag and bis aaower btrnrU
bjy U -Oklahoma." ihonrs it is fcseam
that 90 pmr cent are booties etaim.
Ad vices from several point in tbe strip
are to tbs effect tnat tbe prairie Area
Uebted last nicbt and today bare bersd
tbemeeivee out. bo tar a known jn eaew
altise bare occurred.
THE 8TTLR8 DAffOIKT0.
KlCWA. Kaa.. March 14 Tbe. new of
tbe president's proclamation orderaee: tbs
settler oft" tbe Cberolu strip was rt wived
bere with sroersl approval by all exeopt
tbe MtOere. wbo are greatly dtawpnehefnl.
Tbe lange h on tbe aooaera. Maoy seesJec
went into tbe territory last nlgfct sad tfcbt
morning coaimeoeed making meaeews
menta Tbre is no military tone is Ud
rasas: :r but it is reported Usat UOefH are
en rote from rort fcappry and wittrrea
nerv tota-ro. nnd boomers are aPMMav
alry arrtriae. on tbeir way t ami
soma from tbe atrip.
A REVOLT IH Af 9KAJfafTA,
St. PrTjca&, Mmc l bstePssnes
has just bte received bere lama Cbbed.
tbe capital of Afabaelatea, tlmt a MiTolei
tton sjpwa Abdurrahman Kb, tbs
ameer, ha brofcve ont to tbet eosmtrr.
Aaomx those concerned In a en
ber of tbe eoortiers of tbe aeneer. J5e-vec&t
of tbem wees eaptaeed br tbs tree, mb
remained ioyaL and were tiabweed by ties
order of tbe aaeser Otber eassrtiem sea
implicated tn tbe revolt lad te Moaneaoi
trrUory. At Mat account tbey, wlfc a
another of wtber fevoitr wfco also met to
Haeata, were satbet cd on tbe frontier of
STAYHOU AKO IVES BAILED OUT,
Sre Tool Xaeb t&, Gear? K. 9ey
nec ad Heary S, Its secared bJ today
on tbe ssbt criminal ieatacteaeae feemd
JMBdaet tbem nbirgbeg tbaeawtafc fcanajr,
sad tbey entl ft xttmmtd afsraene.
ball w td st l-V0 in torts: of
eaebet tbe me.