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"TV "ss-- ..nai society I ans. tt"wwu YOL. xn, NO. 105. WICHITA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY MOENINO. MARCH 19, 1S90. WHOLE NO. 1815. 1if,i-rmiip?T r" "i "" - i"" mi "" "" ji A VERY SEW YET A VERY OLD PLACE. The Site of Wichita Marked (in the Maps of the "Earliest Explorers. Kansas Produces One-Ninth of the Entire Cereal Product of all the States and Territories. Something of the"Magnitudo-arid'.Grandeur of Our Cammonwealth and Something of the Elements Which EaveXlon- spired to Make Wichita io. Commercial Metropolis of Xansas. "God made the country and man made the town" is a saying more ancient than true. God made the country and the country made the town -would be an expression coinciding more closely -with the experience of mankind. No town ever became a city or a center of popula tion that was not located -with reference to the country; and, it is generally, if not universally true, that the location of every such center of population -was plainly indicated by the conformation of the country itself before a foundation was laid or an edifice erected. One hundred and thirty-three .-years ago Du Pratzs published a map of the Louisiana purchase, -which he compiled from the notes of a number of French and Spanish explorers, especially from the journal of M. De Bourgmont, who J with an expedition left Santa Fe and explored Canzas. That map gives the fctreams of this country very correctly, and the present site of Wicliita is named or marked upon it as ''A Gold Mine."' Colonel Henry Inman, in writing up an exhaustive account of the romantic expedition of - Coronado, the iirst white man that ever beheld this great valley, and whose exciting venture -was made in lo45, nearly three hundred and fifty years ago. finds from old Span ish writings that, beyond all question, the plumed Spaniard crossed the Arkan sas river at the site of this city and that his glowing description of the fatness and fertility of the land was of the great -.valley at the confluence of the two streams which bears its name. Coming down to within the history of our own times, and to the knowledge of living men, it is an undisputed fact that the junction of the Little and Great Ar kansas rivers, the present site of this city, was a geographical point, a station in journeys, a rendezvous for soldiers and explorers, known to all tribes of Indians from the British Possession to the Gulf of Mexico and from the Missouri river tp the summit of the Rocky mountains. It is known that great council fires were here lighted and treaties here made. Still later the most prominent Indian ost for trappers and traders of all this country was located here. Last of all came civilization and "Wichita. These historical facts are cited in proof of the truth that after all, "Wichita, like &11 other cities that have grown to be centers of population, and which never ttop increasing and expanding, is the natural center of a. vast area whose needs will develop and sustain a groat rifcy just as surely as the In dian, the explorer, the trapper and the trader- found its site tho most accessible and marked of all the other possible rendezvous within the con fines of a territory rich enough and vast enough for an empire. Much stress is laid upon tho assertion that the remarka ble growth, importance and wealth of tho youngest, yet tho greatest, city in Kansas is due almost entirely to the en terprise and public spirit of her citizens. This remark is indulged in, principally, by outside people. It is liko the asser tion that ''God made the country, and man made the town.' "Wicliita un doubtedly boasts tho greatest number of the most enterprising, public spirited and indomitable citizens to be found in any city of the west, but back of this fact lies the patent truth, which we in tho beginning attempted to illustrate: it was the evident advantages, and a recog nition, by superior spirited and far seeing and talented men that "Wichita was the natural point for the great city of this country that impelled these same wide awake men to choose "Wichita as their home; therefore, the why this city boasts go many superior men. They are here for the same reason that the same stamp of men are found in Chicago, in Kansas City, in New York; simply for the reason that their superior intelligence enabled them to understand that Wichita was without a possible rival, in all her great and vast field. "While the phe nomenal advancement of the city lias been attempted to be accounted for by many wholly inadequate causes, and while her proper advertisement of a city's natural advantages is praise worthy, and wliile energy, public spirit and a liberal expenditure of money are neces sary elements toithe rapid upbuilding of marts and of commerce, yet these alone, in the absence of the all powerful and essential advantages of tlie most favora ble geographical location, never has, nor "A never will, be the means of bringing into existence a metropolitan city. As for the city of "Wichita and her location explorers, Indians, trappers, traders and thousands of the brightest men of our own day could not have all been deceived in their unquestioned con clusions tliat at the confluence of the Great and Little Arkansas rivers was a focus for the assemblage of men. If Du Pratzs, the French map maker of 1727, or the explorers who furnished him with their geographical field notes, and who marked the junction of these rivers and the site of "Wichita as "A Gold Mine," could but see the valleys of the two Arkansas rivers, of the Ninnescah and the "Walnut today, they would amend the discription probably by making it "A Gold and Silver and Greenback mine of inexhaustable wealth.' Their successors have, however, and indeed, found here an unending sup ply of gold and green. Following the A-erdant spring times come the Junes and Julys with a continued succession of golden wheat fields, golden oat fields and of golden rye and barley fields, while' the autumn is ripened into an almost limitless horizon of golden maize and of delightful fruits. And the founders and builders of Wichita have found, and will continue to find, the spot so marked as "a gold mine" by the old explorers, to be a gold mine indeed. The agricidtural statistics for 1889 show that Kansas produced one-ninth of all the leading cereals produced by all the states and territories composing the American union. That a state so youug and not yet half developed, with but a fraction of all her western portion under cultiva tion, tho statement will probably seem well nigh increditable to eastern people who have never beheld the wonders of a full Kansas harvest. But what will be thought when the further statement is truthfully made that the same statistics show that within a radius of fifty miles of Wicliita one-sixth of all the corn and wheat and oats returned by the state is produced. One salient proof of the value and productiveness of the east ern half of the state is the powerful citj' which she has built upon her eastern borders. Kansas Citv, Missouri, owes her greatness entirely to the state of Kansas, as in a large sense does St. Joseph. If such a large city as Kansas City, Missouri, has been developed by the trade and products of eastern Kan sas, what must be tho future propoitions of the Young Giant of the Arkansas, sit uated and located as Wichita is. in the south central part of the state, with more and greater territory to draw from than Kansas City has had, to say noth ing of the great and magnificent territory now opening at her very doors on the south, Oklahoma. But Kansas is a larger state in area than many know or realize. The boun daries of the state enclose 81,318 square miles, or 52.043,"20 acres, or more terri tory than necessary for three hundred thousand farms. As some recent writer has said in describing the magnitude of the state: "Suppose we should combine the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia into otic state; Kansas would contuin them all and still have room enough for another Rhode Inland. It is almost as large as the combined areas of North and South Carolina, and larger than Ohio und Indiana together. If size alone were significant, Kansas could take her place among the powers of the earth. Eng land and Scotland together are smaller thnn Kanas, while Wales, Ireland, Switzerland, tlie Netherlands, and Bel gium together, will not equal it in size. Turkey, in Europe, is not as large as this state; and Roumania, Servia aim Montene ro together, do not equal it. It excels in size the great islands of Celebes, Java, or the Moluccas, and would make more than a dozen Polynesia's if cut up into little islands and sowed broadcast in the ocean. Sedgwick county, alone, is larger than Khoue islana anil tno whole 01 the b Tench possessions in the "West Indies; and Kinc man count v equals the whole of the Dutch pwacuiiai.H.-iy. Snnii ic Cfinuir hinrr ni t m ninrvnitnln -iF O t tho grandeur and capabilities of the com monwealth of which "Wichita is tlie un disputed commercial metropolis, such something of the elements of destiny which havo conspired in the past to fix her dominant position, something of the agencies which are entering into and rendering certain her proud future, something of the undisputed advantages of location and surrounding of the meas ures which and of the men who have been instrumental in building up a city that captivates all travelers and all strangers, and of such as having once come in contact with the spirit of the city and of its people, and having once beheld its surroundings ask no further proof of ail that the most enthusiastic claim for its present or for the possibili bilities of its future. CHARGED WITH PURLOINING A LET- TER. Leavexwop.th, Kan., Maroh IS. Gov ernor Smith and Postmaster Halloway. of the soldiers' home, were arrested this morning on complaint of Comrade J. Ba bon who chnrges them with purloining a letter addressed to him. They were taken l)eforea United States commissioner and released on their own recognizance. A pre liminary hairing will be giveu the cast to morrow. "" FIGHT AT A DANCE. AvfHorv, Kan., March 16. "While at tending h dance ar tlie home of a Mr. Rob inson, four miles north of here, Charles Hel and Ed Devon? decided to settle an old tiino feud. A general light ensued in which Heed wa- struck on tie head by De vore with a club, from the effects of which he died this morning. Devore is tinder ar rest awaiting a preliminary hearing THE HEARING POSTPONED. Bx&sELL, Kan.. March IS. The pre- of the Hank of Dorranc. was deferred tilljment as lpsxttQx rpnifcd " ragardj i uu.ij lac luu A STRONG FACTOR, THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE IN THE SPHERE OF POLITICS. A Thorough Organization Perfected in Almost Every County of the State. National, State and Local Issues Treated from the Standpoint of Their Own Interests. A Significant Letter to the Kansas Con gressional Delegation-Protests Against the Duty on Silver-Lead Ores The People of Hennessey De mand a More Equitable Dis tribution of County Seats "Western Gossip, Topeka, Kan., March 18. The Fanners' alliance in Kansas is growing so rapidly, both in numbers and perfectness of organ ization, that they have become a decidedly disturbing factor in local and state politics. State Organizer Jennings has just flnished a trip through the state, where he has been establishing new alliances and ex tending the scope and organization of the old ones. Every county nearly in the whole state is organized, and pretty nearly every farmer in each county is a member of the organization. The older alliances have been reorganized on the plan of the one by townships. Each county has a central organization at the county seat and to this the township alli ances arc subordinate. The county central organization receives instructions from the state headquarters, which are subordinate again to the national alliance. This thorough organization has made the order exceptionally stiong. In local politics where their immediate interests are at stake, the alliances have generall y decided to support only those can didates who coincide with their views and adopt their principles. In state politics similar action has been decided upon and it has even been proposed to run a ''fanner" candidate for governor in the person of A. "W. Smith, better known as "Farmer Smith" of McPherson. The organization has already got its finger in the national political pie. The president of the Kansas alliance has ad dressed to the Kansas senators and repre senatives at "Washington a letter inform ing them that it is the belief among the farmers that the depres sion of agricultural interests is due to vicious legislation. The letter con cludes thus: "Many of the questions that are receiving the attention ot congress are far less urgent than those upon which the safety of the home and tho welfare of the family depend. The people believe the white citizens of Kansas have some jights as well as tho colored citizens of the south, They believe that fallen heroes, both white and black, in the past struggle for liberty and the perpetuity of our institution, can aiioni io wut lor one moment umii me rights of living heroes in the present struggle for American homes receive some recognition bv the men who have been cho-en to represent them in congress. Behind these demands are more than 100,- 000 ballots in the state of Kansas, and the time is coming and is not far distant when rican meats and corn, the principal pro leiri&lators will heed the voice of their con- i ,i,If,ts nf -Knncns nil nrl thnt the thro.it. stituents." These indications of the determination of th&alliance to enter politics are troub ling the politicians and they are becoming decidedly nervou. HENNESSEY'S EIGHTS. She Should be Made a County Seat by the Territorial Bill Special Dispatch to the Dally Eafjlo. HEXXESSEV, Ok., March 18. Smith's hall was filled to overflowing last night by the largest crowd that has ever assembled in Hennessey. The object of the meeting was to Jissert the right of Hennessey to be designated by congress as county seat in any bill which that body might pass for the organization of Okla homa. "W. T. Harvard was elected chairman and "W. P. Roy secretary. The chair stated the object of the meeting in an eloquent and forcible manner and was followed by earnest and enthusiastic addresses from Messrs. Rogers, Jones, Cros, Cravatt, Dillon, Gillett, O'Connor, Beegle and others, and the following resolutions pre sented by J. P. Jones were unanimously .wlnnto.1. v ., T?wVinl TMioi- -rwr nvHrmm? "f "A1-T1inv- r living in the western land district, most isrorously protest against the designation of but one county seat in said land district by any bill that congress may pass for the organization of this territory, and we re spectfully urge that such action would be prejudicial to the interests of the people who occupy that large portion ot said western land district which lies north of the Cimarron river. That Hennessey is the only town in the western land district lying north of the Cimarron river and that its designation by congress as a county seat would not be detrimental to the interests of any other community, but that on the contrary by reason of its location it is the natural busi ness center of one of the largest and most fertile districts in the territory which is separated from the other portions, of said western land district by the Cimarron river. , That that portion of said western laud district which this meet ing represents is equal in area to one third of the entire district, that there is not an unsettled tract of land in its boun daries, and we jis citizenswhointhe future must transact business with our county official-, protest that we should not be com pelled to travel from twenty to thirty mihrs to find such official or be put to tlie ex pense that such a journey would entaiL Thar Hennessey was the flrt town in the western land district to possess railroad facilities, that iUs growth has always been vigorous and prosjierou-, tliat the mail for warded from it is larger than that from any other place in th district except Kins fisher, thut it is easily reached oy good roads from any locality north of the Cim arron river, that it possesses about .tOO in habitants ami ha bad a citr sovcraaient for eight months, that in its limits all kinds of busiuo-s are carried on. and school- and churcbe- have lieen cstablish-d. making it tin recognized active business center for the entire area of country em braced in ranges 3. (j, 7, & and 9. lyiasr north of the Cimarron river, and. for "these rea--ous we urcently request that Hennessey ' be designated as a county eat in whatever bill comrre-s may pass organizing tM terri tory of Oklahoma. That we respectfullv nrotest that there is 1 and only w in the western district, which i? jma.unv M0 mc jwzfrj' vm. ? ,wv4t- 110 mio laiitwj auu "ve iuojci fore urgently request that that one other county seat which bv the terms of the house bill is susnended in the air be brought to the earth and lo cated, at .Hennessey, ana it it snouia ne deemed necessary to hang up another that it only should be suspended over that sec tion o"f the territory m which, as all the people of Oklahoma know, schemers are expecting to locate the future capital. That we earnestly and respectfully re quest that all that portion of the "Western land district which is embraced in ranges 5. 0, 7, 8 and 9, lying north of the Cimarron river, be declared to be Hennessey connty and the town of Hennessey designated as the county seat. On motion of G. "W. Bear an executive committee of fifteen was selected to circu late petitions in all parts of Hennessey county. On motion of "W. A. Dillon a finance committee was chosen and sufficient funds were promptlj subscribed to carry on the campaign. On motion of J. "W. Grissom the execu tive committee was authorized to send a representative to "Washington if deemed advisable. On motion of J. A. Liddle it was voted to furnish the "Wichita EAGLE with a copy of the proceedings of the meeting with a request to publish. THE RUSH FROM STILLWATER. Special Dispatch to the Dally Eagle. Stillwater, Ok., March 18. The great est excitement has prevailed here for the past three days over the pasge of the Oklahoma bill in the house and the report that the Cherokee outlet had been opened for settlement. Parties here who under stood the mistake tried in ever' way to hold the crowd, but to no avail. For the past two months hundreds of boomers have congregated here, and when the re port was circulated that the outlet was opened the greatest activity was displayed. It seemed as though everj'body was going to the strip. The merchants were busy all night long disposing of goods to the boom ers. The majority left on horse back, car rying only a blanket and a revolver. It is estimated that over 500 people left this point. On SaturdajT the town of Dolliver (nam ed in honor of Congressman Dolliver, of Iowa,) was laid out, nine miles north of Stillwater, between Long Branch and Bear Creek, by parties from this town, and sev eral loads of lumber were immediately sent there. The freighters had all they could do hauling merchandise and several parties have opened up stores in the new town. When the boomers discovered the real situation of affairs and that they would be driven out by United States troops they were a disconsolate set. Many of them immediately forsook their claims, but others declared their intention of staying until the last moment. It is the opinion of all sensible men here that the invaders will be driven out and that they will have to take their chances with others when the land is really opened for settlement, which many here believe will noc be until next fall. A VIGOROUS PROTEST. State Exchanges "Want no Interference With the Industries. Kansas Citv, Kan., March IS. Resolu tions requesting congre&s to place no duty on ore containing silver were adopted last night and today by'the boards of trade and commercial exchanges at Arkansas City, "Winfield, Emporia Topeka and this city. The resolutions recite that, the smeltinj i , f t Tnn r;tv K-in is thp most ! ntry at Kansas L ity, Kan., is the most extensive manufacturing industry in the state; that uutil now when the industry is nrnuy estuuusnea ore conraimug , silver has alwavs been admitted free of dut thafc recent ruli Dy the depart-' . , ,, . , J . ., . I iIlcI1L u lue "-" iiji "l ' j to certain grades of silver ore has resulted in a retaliatory tax by Mexico upon Ame- t?ned imposition of a tariff tax on these ores will still further increase Mexico's ill- feeling against the United States. Proceeding, the resolution states further: "Y'e urgently request that invested capi tal in this industry in Kansas be protected by not disturbing the conditions under which this industry sproung up. "We also earnestly petition for the estab lishment of such reciprocal relations with Mexico as will admit our products into that country free of duty; and the senators and representatives, in concrcss from the state of Kansas are urgently requested to advance the interests of their state as here in set forth.'' THE SETTLERS PREPARING TO STAY. Special Dispatch to the Dally Eagle. Kiowa, Kan.. March 1&. The shipping agents on the line of the railroads from , Kiowa through the Cherokee strip have i,p,i Tinrifiwi tr i. nn.nnrPfi tn tat-,, ratt.in , onf. nf tho strin mi unticft hv toWm,.. I ,,.... . . . , ,, , , the laud is situated. Prairie fires have been started all along j Mr pays0Ilf of juinois, under iustnic the border south of Kiowa and many hun-tions from the same committee, called up dredsot squatters nave commenced nn- proving their claims, dug-outs, wells, miniature cabins on wheels, besides other improvements preparatory to final settle ment are being pushed with genuine pio neer energy. Tomorrow a party appointed by the colonization association start out with teams, accompanied ly a t surveyor to locate tow p'n sites" and ' ' ." v . j prises. .tAerj other contemplated enterp mail hundreds of letters are received by the information bureau relating to the Cherokee strip. A neat pamphlet is in the hands of the printer, which will answer all questions and give reliable information relating to the best lands and portions of the Cherokee strip to settle on. These pamphlets will be mailed to any pen-on applying to the secietary of tho bureau. Little attention is paid to the notice from President Harrison warning settlers to keep off the strip. ATCHISON FARMERS ORGANIZE. Atchisox, Kan., March K. The farmers of this county have organized a county Farmers' alliance and industrial union. The resolutions declare that the snlscrib ers to it shall support no man for election to coiurress or the legislature who will not pledge himself to adhere to the principles ' laid down m the platform. The resolu tions declare in favor of abolition of nation al banks, free silver coinaee free sugar, lumber and coa. government ownership of the railroads and telesraph. and olriect to taxation, national or state, that builds np one interest or class at the expense of an other. SUIT TO SECURE COMPENSATION. Chicago, March IS. Hill P. "Wilson, of Hays City. Kan.. L prosecuting a suit be fore Judge Anthony against the law firm of Miller, Lenyin & Chase for $5,000. The lawyers were interested in having the Kan sas. Texas & Southwestern railway ran through Ellis county. Kaa-ns. "WiL-on say be was employed to talk the thing up, and if he was successful he was to get S5.&X), otherwise he was to be allowed his expenses. The rood was never built and "Wilson savs his expeases amounted to 5,000. MORE PAPERS AT KINGFISHER. cU DMMMefe D8r Eaxfe. I Krvrr?nirR- Ot. March 1 T?rJi-M j- .,. i:..- , n. wjt.i- t 1 "-?" tomorrow by the ,ew "World Pub- c -wm-j.mj Boomers are arriving to g fa&o tk uuueuficaca iirarauw country 1 (MHMCE ORDERED. ANOTHER TURN GIYEX THE OKLA HOMA BILL. The Senate Non-concurs in- the Amendments Made by" the House. The Urgent Deficiency Bill Goes Through After the Addition of Several Hew Items, Pension Matters Occupy the Session of the House Figures on the Amount of Money Bequired for that Bureau A Proposition to Hold the World's Pair in 1893 Capital Sotes. "Washington, March IS. Among the pension bills reported was one giving a pension of $50 a month to Mrs. Stevens, daughter of Colonel Baker, who was killed at the battle of Ball's Bluff. Immediately after the morning business the consideration of the urgent deficiency bill was resumed. An amendment was offered by Mr. Hale authorizing the use of 5,000 for the relief the Turtle mountain band of Indians at Devil's Lake agency. The amendment was agreed to. , Amendments were also agreed to as fol lows: For agricultural experimental sta tions in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, $30,000; for preliminary investigations for artesian wells for irrigation purposes within the area west of the ninety-seventh meridian and east of the Rocky mountains, $30,000; making an additional appropria tion of $33,000 for the fish commission. All the amendments having been disponed of the bill was passed. The house amendments to the Oklahoma bill were nonconcurred in and a conference ordered. The following senate bills for public buildings passed: Spokane Falls. "Wash., $100,000; Saginaw, Mich., $250,000; Sioux Falls, S. D.. $250,000: Tacoma, Wash., $100,000: Deadwood, S. D., $200,000, Seattle, Wash., $100,000. Other bills were passed as follows: The house bill to amend the act of July 1, 1SS9, to authorize tlie Deuison & "Wash ita. Valley Railroad company to construct and operate a railroad through the Indian territory, (with amendment). The senate bills to establish certain ports of delivery in Alaska territory. The senate bill appropriating $30,000 for penitentiary in the state of North Dakota. "While the public building bills were being rushed through with les than a dozen senators in the chamber, and with even a smaller number of f-pec-tators in the galleries, one of thc-e spectators, partly rising, undertook to ex press his opinion that the dependent pen sion bill ought to receive the attention of the senate. He was pulled back into his seat by a, companion, and as he remained iuet no notice was t , J 1 I busines8 ;lU(1 kOOU taken ot ins attempt to as to tneir course of afterward the senate ndj0Urned i ! PENSI02T EXPENDITURES. Something Like an Accurate Statement of the Money Needed. "WASHIXGTOX, March 18. On motion of Mr. Morrill, of Kansas, a resolution was adopted calling on the secretary of war and the secretary of the interior for infor mation as to whether a saving of public expenditure can be had by transferring the bureau of pensions from the interior department to the war department. On motion of Mr. Morrill, of Kansas, a motion was adopted calling upon the sec retary of the interior for data relative to tlie payment of pensions and for an esti mate as to the amount of money which will be required for tho payment of arrear ages in case of the limitation of the arrears act is passed. In the morning hour, on motion of Mr. McRae, of Arkans&s (acting under instructions- from the committee on public lands-). bill was passed authorizing afnuavita and depositions under the public land laws to be made before a commissioner of United States courts or before the clerk of a coiirt of record in the county in which ' the oil 1 to repeal the timber culture law The bill further provides that anv persm who has made entry on any lands of the United States under the timber culture and who has for a period of four years in good faith complied with the provisions of said laws, shall be entitled to make final proof thereto and acquire title to rlip enmn hv tli navment of .?1.5." l,er acre or sucn tract under such rules and regulations as shall be prescribed by the secretary of the interior, that no land shall be granted under the act or snail in jiny event become liable to the issuing of th" patent therefor. Pending action the morning hour ex pired and the house went into committee of the whole (Mr. Burrows, of Michigan, in the chair) on the pension appropriation bill. Mr. Morrow, of California, in charge of the bill (which appropriates 4&s,437,-j1j ex plained its provisions in detail, and in ref erence to the general subject of pension said that it might safely be assumed that the amount needed of pensions woukl reach its maximum abont July 1. 1SW, when it would be fH'-J.OOO.OOO. On that date under existing law the number of pensioners on the rolls would be T&O.tKWl Mr. baver. of Texas, opposed the bilL Mr. Peters, of Kan-as. -aid that for the j fir-t time in the hi-tory of- th country the house Had before it a careful ami concise j estimate of what the expenditare of the pension bureau would be during the next j licial year. He defended the administra- j ticn of the bureau, assertintr that t here wa nothing unreasonable in the iarrkr . fof pensions which had been made. So far as the aggregate of increase was concerned it reflected credit and not discredit npos the bureau, it was tlie deyire oj te peo ple that the pension laws should be liber ally construed. Pending further discussion the commit tee ros? and the bouse adjourned. FOR LEVEE PROTECTION. "WashTNCTOx. Alarch 1 Secretary ProcWK- today authorized the Mksipp river commission to expend iWlfiW for th protection of levee along the Mi.r4.4ppi river in the Fourth district, which extends from "Warrenton, Mtso., to the pa,MnK, a distance At 44 miles. This L an addition Jo the $20.OO allotted to the MorgaM-ea levee, BILLS IN THE HOUSE. "WA5BlMtTOS. March 1. Among the bills introduced in the Loese km oe set ting spar the Yoent valley a Califor ni for a public park, und raw by Mr. GeK. of Illinois, granting a boBSTe'50 to all sokber awl sailor of the late -wr who served m the vwairtegr service for set le than ninety day d vrhowere boarafcy ussciiAmu. WESTERN MATTERS AT THE CAPITAL. "Washixgtox, March 17. H. A, Busing was appointed postmaster at Byers, Meade county, Kansas, vice Mrs. JL Byers, re moved. An original certificate of pension was granted to J. R. Brown, Kingfisher, Ok. Also the following to Kansans: Original: A.S. Mendenhafi. Wichita: C. Brown. Cato; C. Jackson. Highland Station: John "W. Hile. Valley " Falls; L. Gorman, Keightev; T. Bunn, Fort Scott: J. Dickey, Grand Haven: "W. C. Lewis, Litchfield: E. E. Slade, "Wichita; J. McGinnis, Erie; Jolin Lees. Columbus; R. Slyter, "Wichita; T. H. Meranda, Cora. Increase: F. M. Estes, Seward: B. Geneyck, Fmerson; "William Brown, Chetopa: E. K. Evans, Colwich: F. J. Grimm, Atchison; S. Kirk, Athol; J. Johnson, IOrenz; D. Moncey, Aurora: John icharpt. JJumique; i it. Maxwell, Gimrd: C. A. Conley, Pelton. Original widows, etc.:C. A. Bergen. "Wich ita; H. M. Moxley, Madison; M. Edwards, Kansas City. The secretary of the interior has affirm ed the decision of the commissioner of the land office in the case of William H. Moyer on appeal of "W. H. Foskett, in holding for cancellation his preemption cash entry for a tract of land in Oberlin land district, Kansas. CAPITAL NOTES. Wasiiixgtox, March IS. The appropria tions committee of the house today com pleted the fortification appropriation bill and directed Mr. Brewer to report it to the house. The bill makes a. total appropria tion of $4,321,675. being $3,9CT,430 less than the estimate, S3,CSS,0si more tliau the bust bill and $o09,C7S more than the appropria tion made at the first session of the last congress. The grand jury today reported to Chief Justice Bingham an indictment against Charles F. Kincaid for the murder of ux Representative "William P. Taulbee. A subscription fund was today started here for the relief of the families of the vic tims of the fire at Indianapolis yesterday. President Harrison subscribed 20Q, At torney General Miller $100, United States Treasurer Huston &0. Every member of the Indiana delegation in congress is said to have subscribed. Mr. Edward Kosewater, the editor of the Omaha Bee, and a practical telegrapher, was before the house committee on post offices and postroads today and mndenn argument in behalf of the establishment of a postal telegraph. THE WOBLD'S PAIS. Mr. Candler Will Move W Postpone It a Tear. "Washington, March IS. The world's fair committee held its final session today. The consideration of the bill was com pleted. The dates for holding tho fair were left as decided upon yesterday, but Mr. Candler gave noti.-e that he would move to amend the bill in the house so as to pro vide for the dedication on October 12, 1892, and the holding of tlie fair the following year. ACCEPTED WITH GOOD GEA0E. The Cattlemen Preparing to Move October l.-The Meeting. CALDWELL, Kan., March 18. The Chero kee Strip Live Stock association met here today in annual session. About two hun dred members were in attendance. The meeting was called to order at 2 p. m. by Vice President Charles II. Eldred, of Medi cine Lodge. The loard of directors of lat year were re-elected by acclamation. The board afterwards re-elected the old officers. The doing- of the board of directors who have been in session all the afternoon and evening are merely a matter of guess work except some member of the board inadvertently gives away something during a recess. From good authority it is learned tlmt the cattlemen accept the inevitable with good grace and are preparing to move by Octo ber 1. Proper officers have been instructed to pay the Cherokces rent from duly 1 until October 1. The fact of the many fires of late in the strip was discussed and it was deckled to draw up a memorial to President Harrinoti asking for protection from a repetition of these acts. The meeting is very insignificant in com parison with former ones and nmnbeni of lhoc in attendance Jrnve exprawd the thought that this would be tlw la meet ing of the association. Hon. W. A. Phillips, of Salina. agent for the Cherokee Indians at "Washington, is present, mingling with the stockmen. He is the only representative of the Cherokee present and no one seems to unde nitand his business with the association. The meeting has been a very tame affair throughout, though it will probably be more interesting tomorrow. Member- who have not paid their rentals will be e'ielled from tomorrow" meeting. A member of General Merritt' rtart" hm len 111 the city today and this writing he telegraphed the general recommendation to -end four companies of soldier to kp settlers out of the strip. THE M'CALLA INVESTIGATION. New York, March IK The investiga tion of the charges of cruelty again Com mander McCalla. of tb Enterprise, wa resumed this morning at Brooklyn sary yanL Jeremiah Fhay. fireman, wa the firat witne He charged Iuieaant XuJUhjmj with jrreat cruelty at Crooxtadt. Witeem said he was put in irons and tied np with a single line at 1 o'clock in the morning be cause he dkl not toe the mark property on the quarter deck. Michael Murphy, a coal heaver, corrob orated the testimony. G. W Betzer. fireman, cbargwl Lieuten ant Ingerc'l with treating aim bay had been treated. The witneaa!eo charged Lieutenant Mulligan with ba.-in him tnoed no "Jacob's ladder." Wttnem told how Li. "tenant ,ingroH struck Stnaw Fitzgerald and banged Ms head agatoet the ma!. In tin? the wiutesH ims corrob orated by "William Murphy, a omnan. Lieutenant Mulligan was qnw tionui on this point but be could not remember any such occurrence Michael Keavey efcarge Lieutenant Muiitsan with baring gavsed him writs a bayonet. The lieutenant admitted tn4 be had not had order to do tbia. Koajene Kline saw lieutenant JngermU Krike Kearey Seatnaa A. C. Keal testified that at Cran stadt he wa ironed aad for wrreral dar compelled to clean bright work. lie had wanted to make x eotnpiaint and LetHeaant lngroll weald not parait him to do no, put picked tip belaying pra and held ft over the head of witnea mod then tferew fe aad hit him in the mouth. Witneaa mm thm placed in the bngad kept on bread and water ior five days. Harry Snniord. E. P. McDonald aad ml Ktwnig corrobomted XeaTst statementa. James F Hngt was the mod cot pfatiaant. He was chained to two otner naen by the watt and compelled to stand. ARRESTED FOP. CRIMINAL ASSAULT. Mrssrarou. Mint.. Maroh 13. Bd. Ostonte BeofttsgsoB want arrtonted yeacr day on the charge of attempting So crim inally aaMort a &-ymr-oki girL He bad prettminarv exami nation and wm eont nstttedto Jail to await actio of the dis trict coon Joe IHllmghttia. who Bd at Lxfttar, am of htiee. ownaarrtwi mwJrhlc sBsfcy eveafarg by uhfratiang hhvdf in ihs head with revrer. Dpondecy eaed rf .slcxatsa. TI BLUE COM TBKEE BODIES OF CmLRY ST&KT FOR THE STBir. The Formality of Executing Orders TYill Begin Today or Tomorrow. Most of the Unencumbered Invaders Bafa inSansasot Oklahoma Others Coming Bapidly, Indian Agent Bennett Issues an Order Prohibiting All Lottery Drawings in the Choctaw Kation Tho In formation Obtained by the Senate Eegarding the Matter from the Department Kingfisher, Ok., March IS. One. Iroop of cavalry under command of Captain AVootbon arrived here today from Fort , Hayes. It will be stationed at Pontau Ono troop, Captain Hayes commanding, loft Fort Hayes at the some timo and will ar rive at Guthrie tomorrow. A third troop of cavalry from Fort Sill will also arrive at Guthrie tomorrow. The troops under command of Captain "Woodson and Captain Hayes will'drlvo from the central portion of the strip tho boomers there located and tin third troop will probably perform tho samo service In the feouthem portion. It is not thought any serious trouble will arise from the invasion of tho soldiers. THE REFLUX OF BOOMERS. GrrniUE, Ok., March 18.; Jsbnu of tho troops have reached this city from either of the stations south or wot of here. Most of the people that invaded the coveted hinds by railroad and otHferwim except thjt tier with his wagons have already n turned here or to other points on tho Okla homa lino. A great number took -wlvnut-age and returned to Kansas towns. Dr. Joseph I'inguanl, of tho Chorokeo strip cottiers' association, left hero on a late stock train lost night with the inten tion of piloting Imck to some good country ground near this point a party of nearly it hundred boomers that accompanied him by wagons to the strip. Tho foot that, sooners are having ucu a hard time of In heroin Oklahoma has had a tendency to hasten the return of niGst ull those who expect to locate home. LOTTERIES PBOHIBrHID. No Suoh Proceedings Will bo Allowed Among tho Indians. MCSKOOEK, I. T , March IS. The follow ing circular hoe just liean issued: Unitkd Status Indian Sbkviok) Union Aokxov. MVhkogkr. J T.. MnrchlT.' ) To it. V. SmmII. itrlarljut clilot ot Um Ckecltt&w K. tllti. I am directed by the honorable commis sioner of Indian affairs t notify yon and each of you t hat no lottery and drawing will 1m ennitted within the limita of tho agency: tlmt the prvt'nce among tho ("Tiocktaw or other Indians of perxoHs at tempting to deal in such proceeding will be considered as detrimental to tlie ne and welfare of the Indians and they will be delt with under tho law accordingly I have this day directed tlie United tuUv Indian police that if any attempt ant made by any persons to set up or oparatM any such lottery that the imrHphurnaHa 1 seized and such pet-Min arrested and hekl for instructions, lieopoctfully. Lun F. 11B5SETT, United States Indian AtjmL THK IXrOHMATlOS AT WAHHIXOOX. "WashtngtoS. March is. The cnmMii idoner of Indian affairs in a report to tho inmate tolay. In rwjKms'i to a rupoUttlou calling for information in regnni to a jro jxed authorization of a lottery company in the Creek nation, in the Indntn vorri tory, says that tlmt oilieo 1mm mo InforMA tkMi that the Creek nation man aHtttorfoed the incorporation of swell a company. The Indian onVe received a eonuMMni cation dated the 2tk ultimo liwn Agent Bennett, of the Union asjeney, 1. T , enckaung a copy of an act of the Ci6flltw nation, approved December 9(, W&t, enti tled "An act for the betterment of the con dition of the orphans of the Choctaw na tion, and for the incorporation of nn or phanH asylum lottery company " fc a neatly a telegram woe received front Agent IVnneU setting forth that ar moKcmetitH have been perfected by tho company for an early drawing and that immediate action by the department tx neeeosary to ppm it The Indian de partment replied by l4rtfrm on the Mth intt. directing Axent Bennett to advtoe tho Choctaw autnoritiea that no lottery dta h -ins wonkl be jmrndtted there, that the per mn amonx the ChofUtw attempting to enaaue m urb procedinpi would b oan aidered a detrimental to the peaeeaml welfare of the Indiana, and that atteii per uana would be dealt with under the law ac cordingly. AH EFFORT TO RESTORE RATE. CHtrjMK), III . March IP A apecfal meet ing of th Istentfate Hallway Jetton ww hW today to take aetioa m An WV cooMin Central notice of wfc4rwL Af ter the notice had Ivjft fouoatty retwirod andptaeed oft He tfce meottia; illymHiratl UtegefniitatioM with a rime tomtt tin: a atop to the demoraliaotioM of fraigfcfc and paw eager rate in the wat and north west. Chairman Fathem. of tneWemern Frmgnt mm rial ion, moo a t4Mmum&g the condition preTsiBng n hi terr tory. and wa of toe wptoion that a better tate of attain coaH Mon he hroojcnt aboa He Mod tlmt President Hill. 4 the G4 Xortaern, hod oereed to meet with the troatk ttm preoKleat in Xew York on TnawMmr 0 next w-k to fix no a da of lake Ml tail tttaeTentiala for the Munmor. I'aMmmer affair were toon coniirfwrea aorf wo nraeOeairy yrW that a meeting unootrt be coifed wf&fcm a fortnight tor s&e par po not only of reMorisg ya" mgjr ro4 hot of forming new aworintwi) to taJco pine of row Wmtticn 3t PauMmgar gjwtfrrfpthav Mi OLD SOLDIER KILLED. LsArxarwcNcrx. Kml. March E..U 11 o'clork tooigJit, the (hunqr tnmx wjw making ii mat trip to the north, mt ehl nAdir a member of the SoMhaV home. i who waoUmg on the tide of taw imck. waawtrnckby the pilot and killed. Tho aortaeot oaenrnrd at the corner of Tttrtt aad OliTe atreem. ssuktog the tohsl total cvaaalryin thk hmmetiaia rktetty mneo the thuamjr line ha-. U In opecatsioft There wn nothtng m the person of to Aemd to kWmuly him, hot It J known thut he w?i imoer the Iwinanirwof haiard amX mad it in MfOj ht wn noleop ia lim itsworiaMMtt ami haoaroon e4(iM whan ha wae fmimi tehwh rirftt 4st tk 1 low f Ms BL'.