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The Site of Wichita Marked (in the
Maps of the "Earliest
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
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
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
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.
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. ""
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
Bx&sELL, Kan.. March IS. The pre-
of the Hank of Dorranc. was deferred tilljment as lpsxttQx rpnifcd " ragardj
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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
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.
These indications of the determination
of th&alliance to enter politics are troub
ling the politicians and they are becoming
decidedly nervou.
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
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
On motion of "W. A. Dillon a finance
committee was chosen and sufficient funds
were promptlj subscribed to carry on the
On motion of J. "W. Grissom the execu
tive committee was authorized to send a
representative to "Washington if deemed
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.
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
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
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
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.''
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
"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
"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
"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,
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
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.
Mr. Candler Will Move W Postpone It a
"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
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.
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
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
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.
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
The Formality of Executing Orders
TYill Begin Today or
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
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.
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.
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.
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
"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
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
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'.

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