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and Daily Argus.
y0L, XL. NO. 145.
KOCK ISLAXD, TUESDAY, API.IL 12, 1892.
Single Copies 5 Cent
Per Week 18 Cent
Is the stock of
At THE LONDON.
We have, without exaggerating, the finest and
best line in
THE THREE CITIES.
To advertise our Children's Department we
put on sale for one week, ending Saturday, April 9,
MOTHER'S FRIEND SHIRT WAISTS,
Actually worth and selling for 50 cents,
FOR ONLY 25 CENTS
We want your trade, and if nice new goods and
pv prices will get it, we are entitled to have it. Give
p a chance and trade where your money will go
ta fartherest. We sell clothing, etc., 15 per cent to
per cent lower than any other clothier. Money
funded if our prices are not the lowest.
Look in our large show window at elegant
feplay of children's suits, etc.
SAX & RICE.
Underselling everybody Agents for the world
on everything. renowned Knox Hats.
HUNGRY FOB LAND.
Boomers and Sooners Gather
ing for the Rush.
THE NEW OPENINGS FOE SETTLEES.
Fart. About the Arapahoe and Cheyenne
Territory That Is to Belong to Those
M ho 4.et There First Next Week The
Redskins rick Out 500.000 Acres of
the Best The Cost of Living on the
Malting Line Dakota Land to be
Guthuii;, O. T., April 12. It is now
an assured fact that the Cheyenne and
Arapahoe reservation will be opened to
white Rett lenient. Bome time between Mon
day and Friday of next week. This reser
vation lies west of the settled portion of
Oklahoma and for twenty years has been
k-cnpied by the Cheyenne and Arapahoe
tribes, who are still semi-barbarous, and
w ithin a very few years have been on the
war pat hand in open revolt against the
government. There are 4,10,000 acres in
the reservation, a little over 50.),000 acres
of whic h have been allotted to the Indians.
About one-half of the land is good agri
cultural land; most of the balance is fair
grazing land, but in the western part are
thousands of acres of rock and sandhills, a
whole section of which would not keep a
single goat alive.
Such a t.enerous t'ncle Sam!
The Indians have, picked the choicest of
the laud, every man, woman, and child of
them receiving 100 acres, many single fam
ilies of them receiving from 1,0U to 2,000
of the most fertile acres. This they will
fence in all together and will lease to cat
tlemen, living in idleness on the lease
money. Indian land "is inalienable and
untaxable for twenty-five years. It can be
readily seen that the Indian will have a
"snap." The government gives him the
land and fences it in for him, the cattle
man stands ready to lease it, and for twenty-live
years to come he draws his rent
money, sits in idleness and looks on while
the while men liuild roa.ls, bridges, and
schoolhoiises, and make his land the more
valuable. No one need worry over the
poor Indian being crowded from the huut
ing grounds of their fathers. They still
have plenty of ground to exercise on, and
every one of them, young and old, will be
made independently rich in spite of them
selves. The Land and How to Reach It.
A small p.irtion of the eastern part of
the reservatii.n has lieen attached to King
fisher and Canadian counties of settled
Oklahoma aud is best reached from Hen
nesey, Kinglisher and El Keno. County C,
lying just west of this land, is also good,
and is best reached from the same points.
Over half of this county has been taken by
the Indians. County D lies west of C, is
forty-two miles long and twenty-four
wide. The Canadian and North Fork riv
ers pass through it and about 50 per cent,
of the land is very fine. It is best reached
overland through the Cherokee strip.
County E is still further west and is tra
versed by t he Canadian river. It is best
reached from Stockton or Goodwin in the
Cherokee strip, or lliggins, Tex.
Where the Rent of It Lies.
County 1", south of E, is reached from
the Panhandle of Texas or Greer county.
The trip must be made overland a hun
dred miles or more. County G is in the
center of the reservation ami is very desir
able, but the Indian allot t men ts are
numerous. It. is about equal distance
from all sides of the reservation. Coiity
H, lying south of it is the best in the lot.
It is reached overland from Minco through
the Wichita reservation, or from Texas
through the Commanche reservation by
way of the old cattle trails.
NOT A PLEASING PROSPECT.
Crowds of Settlers on Hand raying- Doa
ble Trices for Everything.
The largest crowd at present is gathered
along the Rock Island road on the ex
treme eastern border of the reservation
but as the people learn that only a small
portion of the best lands are available
from there they will scatter out. Most of
the county seaU are nearer the north or
south lib' of the reservation than they
are the V Mem, but the people who have
com 4woady do not learn this until they
are landed in the wild crowd at Kingfisher
or Elreno and are robbed and taken in on
every aide. Already prices on supplies
have nearly doubled.
The Frisky Indian Pony.
Indian ponies that a month ago could be
bought for (IS now sell for J75. It takes
six men to hold one of them until the new
owner gets on, in nine cases out of ton
only to be bucked off, landing on his head
and scattering his possessions among the
crowd. You are charged (2 for a night's
sleep on a cot or 11.60 if you furnish your
own blanket, and the luxury of resting for
six hours on a bare floor comes 1 1 50 cents.
The governor has started a crusade against
the gamblers and whisky peddlers and a
large force of United States marshals are
being sent out to patrol the towns.
The Indian Shot First for Once.
The only fatality so far was between a
cowboy and a Chickasaw Indian near
Minro. They quarrelled over a game of
cards, and contrary to the usual custom
the Indian shot first and the cowboy was
killed. Two of t he men who hare been in
line at the Kingfisher land office for two
weeks past have taken sick from the ex
posure, and it is feared one will die, get
ting but six feet of Oklahoma soil instead
of the 160 acres that he had tried so hard
SHUT OUT FROM THE RIVER.
Cattleman and Indians on Top Settlers
Organise for Trouble.
Governor Seay is in Kingfisher receiving
the reports of the surveyors sent out to lay
fi the town sites in the new country.
Four of the towns are surveyed and ready
for the opening, and the other two will be
completed within forty-eight hours. An
examination of the allotment plans shows
that the Indians have taken all of the
land in a continuous body on both sides of
the principal streams, shutting the whites
out from the bottom lands and water
aupply entirely. This howg the fine hand
of the cattlemen who expect to lease the
Indian lands. The more the settlers learn
of this scheme of the cattlemen the mora
1 they become incensed, ana alreauy many
nave iormed an organization whose mem
liers are sworn to light any cattlemen wiio
attempt to come into the reservation.
Negroes Iteady to Fight for Land.
The crowds coming in the trains have
greatly increased during the past twenty
four hours and the large wagon trains in
camp all over the territory are preparing
to move to the line and get in readiness
for the rush. At Lincoln, O. T., fully 2,000
southern negroes are in readiness and wil
not move to the line until next Sunday.
They announce that they will go to the
reservation in a body, settle together, and
fight for their land, if necessary. Every
man of them is armed.
Not a Promising Field for Preachers.
The scene along the line Sunday was a
strange one. The crowd was restless, and
while a few people tried to observe Sun
day the majority of t he crowd carried on
their usual vocations of card playing, swear
ing, and concocting schemes to beat some
body else. Here and there an itinerant
preacher attempted to hold services, but
they received little encouragement.
Lumber Yards KstabliKhed.
Nine new lumber yards have been es
tablished on the line, within a week; train
load after train load of lumber comes in,
and yet the supply is not equal to the de
mand. Although Secretary Noble says the
opening will In-, on the lttth it is the gen
eral impression that it will be on the 2-M,
the third anniversary of the original open
ing of Oklahoma.
NEW LANDS OPEN ON FRIDAY.
Those of the Sisseton and Wahpeton
lieservation in Dakota.
Washington-. April 12. The president
yesterday signed the proclamation open
ing to settlement the unallotted lands of
the Sisseton and Wahpeton reservation in
North and South Dakota, known as the
Lake Traverse reservation, at 12 o'clock
noon on the 15th inst. Warning is given
that until the lands are opened to settle
ment all persons save the Indians who are
members of the Sisseton and Wahpeton
bands are forbidden to enter upon and oc
cupy any part. It is also ordered that
the lands (described in the proclamation)
shall Ix attache. 1 to the Fargo and Water
town land districts.
No Title Until Fully Paid for.
The agreement made between the kot
ernmei.t and the Sisseton and Wahpeton
Indians under an act of congress for the
cession of their lands was signed on Dec,
12, ls-sfl. An allotment of liKl acres has
been made to every memtxr of the band.
U nier the law it is provided that patents
shall not issue till the settler or entryman
has paid $2.50 for each acre taken up by
him and the title to the lands shall remain
in the United States until the full amount
has been paid by the entryman or his legal
The lto.txie.ra Are Lined Up.
Watkktown-, S. D., April 12. The
boomers are rejoicing greatly over the
president's proclamation opening the Sis
seton reservat ion April 15 at noon. The
iine has been formed and the boomers who
so far compose it say they propose to stay
where they are till they make the filing.
In addition to the increasing crowds at the
land office the borders of the reservation
are being lined with boomers in prairie
schooners and many of the farmers who
live near the reserve have opened boarding
houses to accommodate pedestrian boom
ers, who propose to put limb and wind to
the best possible endeavors next Friday
at 12 o'clock.
Farms at SI. SO Per Acre.
Washington', April 12.- The house com
mittee on Indian affairs yesterday ordered
a favorable report on the bill introduced
by Townsend of Colorado, to transfer the
tribe of southern Ute Indians in south
western Colorado to southeastern Utah.
The reservat ion will be opened to settle
ment and land sold at $1.50 per acre.
IS NOT A "CARDIFF GIANT,"
But a Genuine Specimen of a Pat rifled
Crkede, Colo., April "j2. A genuine
petrified man is the sensation and talk of
the camp. J. J. Dore was out prospecting
seven miles southeast of her and in a
"draw" on the east side of the hills of the
Rio Grande river he found a perfect speci
men of petrification. The ttody had been
buried, but a landslide let the soil away so
one foot protruded. It is the body of a
man who was apparently about 39 years
old. He was 5 feet 9 inches in height and
Was Probably with Fremont.
The body was perfect when found, but
the left arm and big toes were broken off
in getting in ont from the soil which
covered it. It weighs about 400 pounds
and the stone is a peculiar unclassified
stuff, solid and firm. Every detail form,
wrinkle and grain of skin is perfect. The
man was probably a member of Fremont's
party and met a violent death. .
Wounded in Several Places.
His right arm showed signs of blows
from a hatchet or tomahawk received in
warding off an attack. A sharp cut slashed
the wrist to the bone, bis throat had been
cut, and the head in the forehead appears
to have been struck so that the brains pro
truded, and some of the examiners claim
to see evidences of scalping. The corpse
had been buried by white men, and the
posture was that of civilised dead.
-. . m 1 1
The lenioerat1c TV Tew am.
Chicago, April 12. Workmen began
clearing the site for the Democratic wig
wam on the lake front this morning and
by night some of the foundation timbers
will be in place. The contract for build
ing the structure was yesterday after
noon let to A. M Alien, a local architect
and builder, who was associated with
Treasurer Cauda, of the national commit
tee, in preparing the plans of the building.
Mr. Allen agreed to build the wigwam for
$23,000, which includes the furnishing of
chairs for the delegates and spectators.
rover Writes to a Tennesseean.
Chattanooga, April 12. Ex-President
Cleveland has written a letter to J. H.
Bible, a prominent Democrat, thanking
him for a report of a meeting, the pith of
said letter being that the ex-president
wants the Chicago convention to do the
best for the party and therefore dekires a
check on too much personal devotion and
sentiment when the delegates reach the
period of deliberation. .He says: "In any
event there will be no disappointment for
Be in the result "
ULSTER ANTI-HOTvIE RULERS.
Their Declaration of Principles and Plan
Belfast, April 12. In accordance with
the resolutions of the Ulster Loyalist con
vention held on Saturday last at Belfast,
committees are being formed in every
parish or other district of Ulster, the mem
bers of which are pledged as follows:
First To unswerving loyalty to the
Second To protest against any measure
that would either cut them off from or in
terfere with their inheritance in the im
Want None of an Irish Parliament.
Third To declare their utter and un
changeable distrust of and hostility to an
Irish legislative assembly, their determi
nation to take no part in the organization
or proceedings, ami passively to resist its
taxation as having no binding force on
Fourth To appeal to the Nationalist
i ad.-rs to desist from pressing a proposal
r. liieh must inevitably produce disturb
ance and arrest, the progress of the coun
try, and to ihe English and Scotch elector.
ate to pattse before committing the two
i-Iands to a struggle certain to be disas
trous to the best interests of both.
A One-Cent Paper at Pittsburg.
I'mslilliO, April 12. Vesterday after
noon's edition of The Chronicle Telegraph
created a sensation in newspaper circles
by announcing that hereafter the price for
the paper will be one cent ier copy. The
announcement is but the carrying out of a
policy long since determined upon by the
management of the paper.
The Oldest Priest in the Country.
TROY, N. Y., April 12. Kev. Peter
Havermaus, the olde-t Catholic priest in
the United States, who was seized with a
fainting spell at the altar Sunday morn
ing, has fully recovered And was about an
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicaoo. Aiiril 1L
Following were the quotations on the
board of tra le txiay: Wheat April, Oieuod
84c, clos d fc May, oj enel Mc, closed
Ki'Hic: July, oiiem-d St1 ', closed sic. Corn
April. openel ., ilosiM ),; May,
OjX.'iie 1 4k closed 4'-'8'-; Jane, ojeiiej .'Ho,
closed ii.';no. Oats May, o-n...l , closed
2-$c: June. o; ened 2siv closeJ July,
opened -T'v-. closed -cV- Pork -April,
opened 810.07.4, closed JM.OO; May, opened
JliUi'-i. closed IH.10; July, opened Jlo.371.
closeu $10.23, Lard April, opened and
Live Stock: Prices at tuj Union Stockyard
today ranged as follows: Hors Market
fairly active with best mixed and heavy lota
firm to oc higher, other grades steady and 5c
higher; sales range! at $4(103.4.60 pigs,
$4.;Vi.4.;o light, Sl.10.i4 30 rough packing;
$i. 35,0,4. 7- mixed, 4.4.xg4.$t heavy packing
and shipping lots.
Cattle Market fair'.y active; prices weaker;
quotations ranged at $4.3554.t5 rhoice to ex
tra shipping steers, $.i60.j4 :J0 good to choice
do, $.'i.35vt3.7i fair to good, $3.00jj3..V common
to medium do, ;3.uo3.tW butchers' steers,
f -- )ii;4.30 stockcrs, i!.:53.7.5 Texas steers.
$:UOftj,3.l feeders, Jl.jnQ-t.ia cows, $l.T5ao
bulls and $.'.00(25.25 veal calves.
Sheep -Market moderately active and prices
steady; quotations ranged at SVid 30 west
erns, $4.Niit-4-t natives, and Jj.Vr&7.i0 lambs:
shorn lots JjiUjSJc per 100 lbs below quotations
Produce: Butter-Fancy separator. 2l&Tic;
One creamer, os, -'3&24C; dairies, fancy fresh,
21a.J3c; packing stock, fresh. Hil5c; air
struck. I2;.il4e. E - F resh, 13c per dozen
Live Poultry-c hickens, llt ir lb; roosters
&4(.Hc: docks. l-,V,a.i:lc: turkeys, mixed lots,
kiJux!': geese, t4.OJSB.tk) per dozen. Potatoes-
Hebrons. i-ic per bu. : Buraanks, 3lf&
33c; Kose, S:(g,3jc for seed; Peerless, 3oJfc;K;
common to poor mixed lots, aoifiic: early
Obios, 42'itTc per bu.; sweet pot at es. Illinois,
J2.a5iit2.5o per brl.; Bermuda potatoes, Jd.U0
8.50 per brL Apples Common. tl i52.tW per
brL; good, J2.25&2.50; fancy. $2.50(42.75.
New York, April 1L
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash, J1.H;
April, lHc; May ftHc; June, WHc; Jaly.WSfo.
Corn-No. 2 mixed cash, 58c; April, 7Ho;
May. 7fcc; June, 45Hc; July. 6lc. Oats
Dull but steady: No. 2 mixed cash, 66c; May,
Bfc- Rye-Steady; ungraded wasaro. Wo.
Barley -Nominal; No. S Milwaukee,
Pork-Dull; mess. J11.00ailO9 for new. Lrd
-Steady; May. Jd.52; July, J6.K.
The JLocal markets.
Office Rock Island Daily xn Wbiklt Arotti I
Rock Island, III., April 18, 16W f
Wheat SR90c. a
Rye WtSle. 'J
Oats 2X&30C. I
Bran -e.Sc per cwt, J
Shipstnff J1.00 per cwt
IIat Tlmnlh linVMH u-nMt.i. mh i
Jai0; taled.$l7 (XL "
Batter Falrto choice, 3c: creamery,
Efff? Fresh, 12 c ; packed. 10c.
Ponltrv Ckirtrotia 1 111 - tn.L-.. 101
.- -- . , " J ia.i
docks, lic: feese, 10c.
rariT and veostablis.
Apples JI.25QJ2.75 per bbl.
. Onions pnesv.
Pol.ln II.I .. tA
34a4'-4c; cows and neifcrs, -'K&.3c; calves
About Brndmaking, after all. Theresa
tell a GOOD BAKIPH1 POWDfN
without tbe scientific aid of a Cloven
ment Chemist, a Hupreme Analyst, or
anybody's Head man cook.
ebooM be tested. Just at any other cook
ing material, by actual use. It gives
Better Satisfaction at Htfrif
ths) Cost of the other kiaOs,
Can form an opinion of their own.
Get a caa of Ctlaaas. from your Orosar
aoc convince: yoursttt
t J !