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Mr. Fnnstoii's Amendment Striking
Out the Duty on Mexican
Ores Defeated.
Changes Made in the Tobacco and Snuff
Schedule Last Scene in the Bynum-
Bayne Oomedy.
Kr. Dolph Addresses the Senate on the
Silver Question The Supreme Court
Sustains the Validity of the Ed
munds Anti-Polygamy Act
Beef Inspection Laws
Also Knocked Out
Items. TTAsniXGTOX, May 19. The house went
into committee of the whole, Mr. Gros
venor, of Ohio, in the chair, on the tariff
Mr. Wilson, of West Tirginia, took the
floor on a question of pergonal privilege.
He expressed his gratification that the
lapse of time since the unhappy episode of
Saturday permitted him to make a
thoroughly deliberate and dispassionate
statement. As the chairman of the com
mittee had admitted a certain letter on
the ground that a private citizen when as
sailed in this hall had a right to be heard
In his own defence, and as that was un
doubtedly a correct theory he would en
deavor to give a plain history of the whole
transaction. He made a statement con
cerning the controversy between Mr. Bayne,
Mr. Bynum and himself about the Camp
bell affidavit. He asked Mr. Bayne if lie
Indorsed the charges contained in Camp
bell's letter, so far As they applied to him
(Wilson) and Mr. BavnerenliedexnresMner
regret that the controversy should have
occurred and denied that he intended any
reflection on either Mr. Bynum or Mr.
Wilson, Mr. Wilson then said he had no
further statement to make and the subject
Was dropped.
The committee then proceeded to the
consideration of the bill, the pending
amendment being offered by Mr. Fun
ston, of Kansas, striking from the metal
schedule the proviso that silver ore and
all other ores containing lead shall pay a
duty of V cents ner pound on the lead
contained therein according to the sample
and assay at the port of entry.
Mr. Frank, of Missouri, regretted that
the amendment had emanated from the
Republican side of the house and he
earnestly opposed it.
Mr. Hopkins, of Illinois, contended that
the importation of Mexican ores was a
blessing to American miners as well as to
the working men engaged in smelting. In
the name of American labor ho protested
against the proviso which would control
the output of American mines. There was
In the gallery now a gentleman who if the
amendment were voted down would leave
the gallerj' worth a million dollars more
than when he entered it.
Mr. Crain, of Texas, said that the lead
silver m-oviso was illustrative of the log
ical sequence of protection, namely: Prohi
bition of importations. The adoption of
the proviso in the bill meant ruin to
frontier towns and incalculable injury to
American capital invested in Mexican
mines and Mexican railroads, to American
capital invested in American railroads and
American manufacturers. It would injure
the merchants who furnished supplies to
the miners, the American laborers
in American smelting works and
it would injure American farmers.
Mexico with her 12,000,000 of people
did not raie enough, meat and bmidstuffs
for their support. Itturnished a market
tor American cattle, American wneat and
other cereals. The suggestion of Secre
tary Windom had resulted in retaliatory
measures on the part of the Mexican gov
ernment. Mr Dubois, of Idaho, objected to the
gcntlrmnn from Illinois posing as a repre
sentative of the miner. This was simply
n question between the mind's of the
Rocky mountains and the smelters of the
I 'nit t'd State. 2so word of free lead
as heard from the representatives
of the miner. The amendment
struck a blow not only at the miner but at
the silver producers. There was hardly
nn one on the floor who would speak lor
f n lead unle&s he had smellers in his dis
tlirl Vr Perkins, of Kansas, protested
ngust putting the American miner in
C'l-npetition with the Mexican working-
Mr ' Townsend. of Colorado, said the
mm ndment was in the interest of the
Mc iran miner. It would ruin the mining
industry of the wast. There was not a
D mucfat or Republican in the west who
was not in favor of tuo provisions of the
Mr Clunie. of California, opposed the
n) ui.liuent in behalf ot trie minors
n ei for them one simile niace in the bill.
Ho sTMke for 50.0(Vi men who went into the
re. '.- and worked tor $ to $T a day and
protested asaisist their being placed on an
eqiiiiuj with tne Mexican laborers who
ret r h ed 25 or 30 cents a day.
Vj- Bart me, of Nevada, was surprised
lie any man who had stood on the Ke
pulihe.iii platform of lSSi could favor the
Tl.i- amendment was rejected JM to 1C0.
Mosrs. Hopkins. Funst on. Mason. Bmter
wiin, Kelly. Adams, Gear and Morrill
v t.ng in the affirmative and Mr. Clunie
in the neatue.
Mr Hopkins, of Illinois, offered an
aim ndment providing that ore containing
b.I'ut and lead shall pay a duty of . a
c. nt per pound on t he lead contained there
in, host 101 to 122.
The amendments offered Saturday by
Mr McKinley t. the international revenue
clause of the bill were adopted. They pro
vi'lt that upon sample boxes of cigars con
tr.mug twelve or thirteen cigars the lax
id' ill be 4 cents; amend the administrative
fntures of the law and provide that whole
sale dealers in oleomargarine shall keep
pr.cii books, and render such returns as the
remmissioner of internal revenue may re
quire. The following amendments were also
agreed to on motion of Mr. McKinley:
Providing that the internal taxes on smok
ing and manufactured tobacco and on
pnuff shall be 4 eculs a pound after Octo
ber 1, 1SJ0, or within sixty days after the
approval of this act (instead ot January 1,
1S91, as proposed by the bill); making an
irdcliiiite appropriation for the payment
of draw liacks; reducing the bond of cigar
makers from $500 to $100; limiting to a
minium of $30 the amount of drawback
claims on tobacco in original package
whin the law takes effect.
Mr Henderson, of Iowa, spoke in favor
of retaining the present iuternal tax on
t jbacco and offered an amendment to that
effect The main quesiton before the
lipase was whether the treasury contained
money enough to pay the expenses of the
government Democratic applause. At
audi a tune he did not believe in asking
the tax from tobacco. His Democratic
friends Avere applauding. They would
give better applause if they would vote for
his amendment. If they meant to clap
their hands, let their "hearts nd their
voice follow it. If the Democrats
wre in control of the house he would vote
to repeal entirely the internal revenue tax.
knowing perfectly well that when the
Democrats were in power they would not
give one dollar to the soldiers, though the
Republicans proposed to give them $50,
000,000. He did not propose, with the sol
diers of the union knocking at the doors of
the capitol, to take off the tax f vova. to
bacco. Mr. Tucker, of Virginia, offered and
advocated an amendment abolishing the
tax on tobacco.
Mr. McKinley, in opposition to
Mr. Tucker's amendment, said the
committee on ways and means
had not abolished the tax on tobacco,
Srst, because the country needed the
money, and second, because it was not
necessary to abolish it in order to preserve
in the act the great protective system of
the Republican party. Applause.
Mr. Tucker's amendment was rejected
62 to 118.
Mr. Henderson's amendment was re
jected 3G to 118.
Mr. Henderson, of Iowa, offered an
amendment restoring the present rate of
duty on wool and woolens.
Pending a vote the committee rose and
the house adjourned.
The Highest Tribunal Settles Local In
spection Laws.
Washington, May 19. The supreme
court today rendered an opinion holding
to be unconstitutional the law of Minne
sota requiring that all fresh meats sold in
tne state shall be cut from animals
slaughtered within the state, and inspected
twenty-four hours before slaughter. The
case is entitled "State of Minnesota
against Henry D. Bigger," and is of great
interest to the dressed beef men, who win
the case.
The decision says: "As the inspection
must take place within the twenty-four
hours immediately previous to the slaugh
tering, the act by its necessary operation
excludes from the Minnesota market prac
tically all fresh beef, mutton, lamb or
pork, m whatever form and although en
tirely sound, healthy and fit for human
food, taken from animals slaughtered in
other states, and directly tends to
retrain the slaughtering of animals
whose meat is to be sold in Min
nesota for human food, to those
engaged in such business in that state.
When to this is added the fact that the
statute, by its necessary operation, pro
hibits fresh beef, veal, mutton, lamb or
pork from animals that may have been in
spected carefully and thoroughly in the
state where they were slaughtered, and
before they were slaughtered, no doubt
can remain as to its effect upon commerce
among the several states. It will not do
to saw certainlv no judicial tribunal can
with propriety assume, that the people of
Minnesota may not, with due regard to
their health, rely upon inspections in other
states of animals there slaughtered
for purposes of human food. If the ob
ject ot the statute had been to deny alto
gether to the citizeu of other states the
privilege of selling within the limits of
Minnesota, for human food, fresh beef,
veal, mutton, lamb or pork, from animals
slaughtered outside of that state, even
1 those that are free from disease when
slaughtered, and to compel the people of 1
Minnesota desiring to uuy such meats,
either to purchase them, when desired for
their own domestic use, at points beyond
the state, that object is attained by the act
in question. Our duty to maintain the
constitution will not permit us to shut our
eyes to tlie.-e obvious and unnecessary re
snlts of the Minnesota statute."
Washington, May 19. Pensions were
granted Kansans as follows: Original
Thomas Cain, BurHngame; Thomas G.
Muir, Armourdale; Thomas Dixon, Peoria;
Ford White, Dexter; Jacob Purkepile, Be
loit; Joseph T. McLaughlin, North Tp
peka: John R. Carson, Dennis; Alpheus G.
Compton, Lawrence; Theodore Crissing.
Horton; Leander Underwood, National
Military Home. Increase Charles W.
Recce, Ness City; Levy C. Tracy, Olathe;
John P. Lewis. Blue Mound; Charles K.
Ingram, Hutchinson; James E. Jones,
Mankato; Monroe Glick. Oakley; Adam
Goodc, Goode; u llliam T. Ard, (Wasco;
Samuel D. Bradley, Salina: James Wagner,
Concordia; James M. White, Larned; Rob
ert B. Greene, Cairo: William W. Miller,
Belpre; Phineas C. Branch, Sterling; Jo
seph T. Kidd, Emporia; Henry Bernetz,
Independence. John A. Stockdale, Audo
ver; John T. Morris, Emporia; John H.
Thrasher, Winona; Cyrus Ceutrney, Del
phas(navv): Robert Wheeler, Kuauston;
Daniel Asliton, Nickerson; Emanuel Wark,
Independence: John W. Brown, 2es,s City;
Thomas Hackley, Lawrence; Alfred Miller,
McCune; Charles N. McKen.ie, Concordia;
Andrew Shook, Marena; David M. Alexan
der, Erie; John C. Grover, Iuka. Reissue
Samuel II. Jolly, Atwood. Original
widows, etc. Mary E., widow of James
M. Miller. Peabody; Jane Cobb, former
widow of Robert Nice, Topeka: Margaret,
widow of Reuben II. Lamb, Pleasonton;
Elizabeth Poe, former widow of Alex S.
Denton, Hutchinson.
Washington, May 19. The sergeant-at-arr.is
of the senate, W. P. Canaday, of
North Carolina, has indicated his inten
tion to resign. Senators Mander.-on and
Paddock, of Nebiaska. are authority for
the statement that Mr. Canaday will tender
his resignation this week, to take effect
There are already several candidates for
the nosition. and" doubtless the number
will be increased. Senator Quay has a '
candidate, in the nerson of William Leeds, j
an ex-.sherirl of Philadelphia. Mr. Lewis i
wa a candidate at the opening of the
present session for sergeanl-at-arms of the ,
house. Captain Reed, of Minnesota, is
another candidate, but probably the most I
formidable candidate is ex-Concre.ssman
E. K. Valentine, of Nebraska. He is now
in the citv. and. besides having the support
of his own senators, is backed by several of
the western and southwestern senators.
Washington. May 19. Senator Plumb
presented to the senate a petition signed
by members of the Ministers' Alliance of
Lawrence. citiFens of Leroy and Man
hattan. Kan . praying for such legisla
tion as. will secure prohibitory liquor laws
from leing rendered ineffective by the re
cent deci-ion of the supreme court.
Resolutions adopted by Capitol Grance.
of Topeka. praying for the pas-age of the
Conger compound lard bill, the bill for the
suppression of trusts and the measure
known as the Buttenvorth bill to prohibit
gambling in farm products was laid before
the senate.
The Veteran's association, of Ness
county, Kansas, is urging congress to pass
a service pension bill."
Wshixgtox. May 19. The information
hns lieen received that the cattlemen Utxm
.i - 3 -r l! I.
preparations to move in compliance with
the order issued some months ago by the
interior department, are bringing into the
strip additional herds. This action on the
part of the cattlemen i received by the
department with considerable indignation,
and a special agent has been dispatched to
investigate the truth of the complaints.
These cattlemen were ordered to vacate the
strip on or before July I. It is probable
that should the report that they are bring
ing in new herds prove correct the time al
lowed for removal will be materially short
Washington; May 19. Representative
Perkins, of Kansas, introduced in the
house a bill providing thnt no state shall
be held to be limited or restrained in it
power to prohibit, regulate, control or tax
the sale or transportation, as an a.ticle of
commerce, to be delivered within its own
limits, distilled or other intoxicating
liquids by reason of the fact that they have
been imported into tlie state front beyond
its limits, whether a tax or duty has "been
paid on the article.
r.iie LiieroRre sinn. instead oi bihmui;
Washixgtox, May 19. In the senate
this week the discussion of the silver bill
will be continued indefinitely. Several of
the western senators are down for long
speeches, and the end of the debate is not
yet in sight. An effort will be made to
hold a Republican caucus during the
week to come to some agreement on the
silver question and to determine upon a
limit to debate, but the discussion is likely
to fill out the week, at least. Tuesday
after 4 o'clock is to be devoted to eulogies
on the late Representative Kelly, of Penn
sylvania, and Saturday, as usual, will be
given over to the calendar.
The house will conclude the tariff discus
sion this week. Twice the consideration
of the river and harbor bill has been post
poned by action of the Republican caucus
of the house, and it was understood that
it would be called up as soon as the tariff
bill had been disposed of. The tariff bill
will bo placed on its final passage on
Wednesday, and it is the intention of the
elections committee, which has the right
of way, to call up the contested election
case of McDuflie, Republican, against
Turpin, Democrat.from the Fourth district
of Alabama, on Thursday, so that the river
and harbor bill will not come up before
the following week at the earliest unless a
caucus should decide to allow it to be
brought forward this week. The elections
committee has reported in favor of the
seating of Mr. McDuffie, the contestant,
and a minority report has been filed by the
Democrats favoring Mr. Turpin's reten
tion of his seat. Friday will, as usual, be
devoted to the consideration and passage
of private bills.
If the senate finance committee can find
suitable opportunity the tariff bill will be
taken up in committee for consideration,
so that an early report may be made there
on to the senate, but as the members of
that committee are more or less interested
in the silver debate, it is doubtful if any
progress will be made on the tariff until
after the silver bill is out of the wav.
Washington, May 19. An opinion was
rendered by the supreme court today af
firming the judgment of the circuit court
of the United States for the western dis
trict of Arkansas, in favor of the Southern
Kansas Railroad company against the
Cherokee nation. The Cherokees con
tended that an act of congress granting
the railway right of way through the
Indian territory was void on the ground
thnt the Cherokee nation was a sovereign
state and that the United States had not
the right of eminent domain over her ter
ritory. The court does not agree with this
Messrs. Teller and Mitchell Strongly Criti
cise His View3 on Silver.
Washington, May 19 Mr. Hale, from
the committee on appropriations, reported
back the annual naval appropriation bill.
The silver bill was taken up and Mr'
Dolph addressed the senate. Ho thought
that international bi-metallism w.'isdesira
ble. So far as he knew there was net a
member of the senate who was not in
favor of both gold .and silver as money.
In considering the various plans proposed
he was satisfied that the plan proposed
by the secretary of the treasury was open
to less and fewer objections than any of
the others if the purpose was to keep both
gold and silver coin in circulation.
At the close of Mr. Dolph's speech Mr.
Teller criticised some points of it and said
it would not do for that senator or any
other senator to say with unction that ho
was for the double standard or for silver
and then favor measures which were abso
lutelv destructive of silver as mouev. He
did not propose that the country should be
deceived into believing that the proposi
tio" which came from tho finance com
mittee means silver at all. On the contrary
he asserted that it meant a single gold
Mr. Mitchell expressed his dissent from
the views expressed by his colleague (Mr.
Dolph) saying: "I desire to state for
whatever it amounts to here and else
where (it may not amount to very much)
that I dissent from the speech just made
in toto and I wish that distinctly under
stood." On motion of Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, it
was decided that the senate bill subjecting
imported liquors to the provisions of the
law of the several states shall be taken up
tomorrow after routine morning business.
After an executive session the senate ad
Judgment Affirmed by the Supreme Court
Against the Mormon Church.
Washington, May 19. The supreme
court of the United States today rendered
an opinion of vital interest to tho Mormon
church in the suit of the church of Latter
Day Saints against the United States
which comes here on appeal from the de
cision of the supreme court of Utah in
favor of the United States. This court
affirms that judgment. The case grows
out of the passage of the Edmunds anti-
j polygamy bill by the Forty-ninth congress.
this law among other things dissolved the
Mormon church corporation and killed its
charter, directed the appointment of a re
ceiver to wind up its affairs and escheated
to the United States all the real estate
owned by the church in excess of ?30,000
which was not on the date of the passage
of the act held for purposes of worship or
of burial.
When the Uuited States, under the
terms of this act. began proceedings to
confiscate about $250,000 worth of property
belouging to the church the Mormons im
mediately entered suit to have the Edmunds
law declared unconstitutional. It was
argued before the supreme court in their
behalf that congress by the dissolution of
the church cornoration had assumed iudi-
cial powers and that the act of the legisla
tive assembly of Utah incorporating the
church constituted a contract which could
not be impaired, by congress uuder its
authority to repeal territorial enactments,
It was also held that the doctrine of
escheat was alien to the spirit of free
institutions and that it had never
been applied in this countr to a
church and charitable corporation.
On the part of the United States it was
contended that congress had authority to
repeal territorial enactments: that the act
incorporating the church was invalid as
an attempt to establish a relicion contrary
to the provisions of the constitution and
that moreover the charter should be an
nulled for abuse of the granted rights, and
when the church corporation 'was dissolved
there was no one to whom to turn over the
property it was properly escheated to the
United States.
FonT Scott, Kan., May 19. The famous
A. L. Mickle cae has 'been terminated.
and without leaving the box the jury re-
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uuiito u iciuiii oi mn ciuai. j.is c-iise.
11 Wil UK lVWlIUtl, gniS IMll Ul UIQ iwr
ben- of the Missouri. Kjuissa & Texas sfe
at this place on the 30th of las: March. A.
L. Mickle was suspected and arrested.
The case whs called in the district conrt
last Mondav. A tireless light was made
to establish Mickle's innocence, during
which one of the Missouri, Kansas &
Texas auditors. E. H. Farley, of SedalJA.
Mo., was impeached by lib own testimony
and will be arrested oh a charge of per
jury. Suit will he tiled agxiiist the Mis
sonri. Kansas & Texa Railroad company
for $A0X by Mickk's attorney for islt:
GRKEXsBCJUi, Pa., Mav 19. T. V. Pow
derly. .T. R. Byrae and Peter Wfee vrere
this evening .uqmttrd of tbe chargr of coa
spiracv pre-nvd bv Hon. Edward Cal
la shai'i. of ScotuiaW. 'The majority of tbe
tesUHKHiy of tbe comimwwraaUo
was given by Callacrban himself
ami wn. a reiteration of the -ory as jrivea
to the rwiblic from time to time sines tfce
begimuns of the trouble.
Butler County Farmers Will Name
a Candidate for Every
Desire for Preferment or Previous Ex
perience a Bar to Nomination at
Their Hands,
Members of the Soldiers Home Investigat- )
ing Committee Eeady to Begin Their
"Work Promise of a Large Meet
ing of Knights of Pythias
General Western Gossip,
El Dorado, Kan.. May 19. The Farm
eri' Alliance of Butler count at its conven
tion Saturday, after resolving to put up a
full Alliance count, legislative and con
gressional ticket, further resolved to nomi
nate no man who was after the office or
who had ever held an office and no man
who had ever been a candidate for any
thing. The alliance laid on the table the propo
sition of Augusta to erect a court house if
given the county seat.
Kesidenls of the Metropolis Recreating at
that Eesort.
Gueda Springs, Kan., May 19. Special
Correspondence. Again the season is at
hand when those who seek rest, recreation
and health, are making arrangements to
spend part if not all of the summer away
from the heat and turmoil of our larger
To those who have experienced the bene
fits of the waters of Gueda Springs we can
only add that the coming season will be
marked as an epoch in the history of the
already popular resort, inasmuch as every
endeavor will be put forth by the manage
ment to make it attractive as well as bene
ficial. Last Thursday evening the new
bath hpuse was formally opened by a grand
ball at which representatives from Wich
ita, Winfield, Wellington, Arkansas City,
Oxford and Caldwell participated.
The Blume-Galyean orchestra, of Arkan
sas City, discoursed elegant music to a
crowd of eager dancers wlio filled to over
flowing the spacious drawing rooms, while
Mr. Charles F. Beal, of Wichita, in the
capacity of master of ceremonies, joined
his exertions to those of the various com
mittees to make everybody feel to the ut
most the enjoyment of the occasion.
The new bath house isvery different from
the one lamiliar to the eye of the visitor of
last year. ith its lorty-tour oath rooms,
sunnlied with steam heat, its large and
well ventilated rooms for invalids unable j
to leave the constant care of physicians or
nurses, its efficient corps of medical staff
and attendants, it presents quite a contrast
to its small frame predecessor which it
frowns down on from an eminence on the
-hill just west of the spring , standing high
enough to command a view of the north
and east for miles.
A pebble tossed from the north veranda
sends the", ripple on the beautiful lake re
ceding from the shore to disturb the fish
with which the lake is so plentifully sup
plied or cause the water to send its spray
over the occupants of the boat who, when
they return after tho amusement of an
hour with their finny prizes will need no
"fish stories."
Arrangements are being m.ode for a lawn
tennis court, cioquet ground and other de
vices of amusement for the convalescent or
pleasure-seeking, while in the cool sum
mer evenings tho drawing rooms of the
bath house or the dining room of the Gil
bert will echo to the strains of music for
those inclined to dance.
Sneakimr of the Gilbert reminds one that
one of the troubles of a couple of years
airo is entirely overcome. Sam Gilbert is
the same hearty, gruff Sam he was when
he left Wichita. lie has given the tourists
to Gueda a first-class hotel and his smile is
never broader than when being informed
bv new arrivals of their liability to exhaust
his larder. Among the Wichita people
here is H. W. Bishop, II. A. Smyth and
Charlie Beal.
Annual Session of the Commercial Travel
ers' Association.
Ft ScOTT,Kan.,May 19.-The Kansas Trav
eling Men's association was called to order
Saturday at 10 o'clock, there being about
100 in attendance. During the day com
mercial travelers continued to arrive, and
at night there were about 300 in the city.
The meeting in the afternoon was mostly
taken up in discussing a plan for the pay
ment of weekly benefits to sick and disabled
memliers. The bill introduced in congress
by Senator Quay and Representative Car
u'th. of Kentucky, amending the interstate
commerce law, enabling the railroad com
panies to discriminate in favor of traveling
men in regard to fare and baggage, was
also taken up and fully discussed,
the sentiments of the members
favoring, such a law. The com-
mittee on resolutions, appointed m the
morning, made its report and introduced
a series of resolutions looking to a greater
expansion of the objects and benefitsof the
association, wnicn were unanimously
Tne following changes in the constitu
tion and by-laws of the association were
adopted bv resolution:
"Amendment to constitution No. 2.
"Article 1. In case of disability, arising
from accident or sickness, a member in
good standing shall be entitled to a bene
fit of 3 per week for eight consecutive
weeks. Date of benefit shall betrin after
one week's disability. No benefit shall be
paid for the first week's illness.
"Article 2. Sick benefits shall be paid
out of the relief fund. When said sum
shall have been reduced to a sum of $2,
ry)0, the secretary is hereby authorized to
levy an assessment of $1 upon each and
every member in the order, to provide
means to pay future benefit whicn may
"Article a Applicants for such benefits
must furnish the ooard of directors with a
doctor's certificate as to the nature of dis
ability. "Article 4. All payments of siek bene
fits must be duly approved by a majionty
of tbe board of "directors, in tbe shape of
the pergonal indorsement of their aimes
upon the face of said application."
The election of officers for tbe enstaiag
year resulted in the selection of the follow
ing named gentlemen: James A. Kimball,
of Salina, presidem: Charkt Ray-er. of
Fort Scott, first vice-presjdent: W L. Dav,
of Cooconiia. second vie president. R. J.
Haw3. of St. Louis, secretary. Hjutt
Devlin, of leavenworth. trwteurw. The
othcers of the --2iatkn- also coostitstc
t be board of director.
Upon motion, it wr drfidol to hold tb
next stJcii-Kiinual meeting at Cooconiia on
the third Saturday m November. At nurat
the asaoci&tioa. enjoyed a graad batKjiteC at
the Interstate huttd-aad bail at t ohm hail
L.vwRrvrE. Kan.. May 1 A delegxiioa
of Indian chiefs, from tke Ponca tribe.
have been vtsfcteeai. Haskell tantieme, en 1
-i - . . n..uK.
taesr rewirs irom a trip to n tvnau&w j
The delegation consisted of White Eagle,
Standing Bear, Standing Buffalo, and
their interpreter, Antoine Roy. The ob
ject of their visit to the Great Father was
in reference to the removal of a portion of
the Ponca tribe from the place thev now
occupy, near Arkansas City, to Nebraska.
A portion of the Northern Poncas were re
moved from their reservation in Nebraska,
some time ago, to a reservation near Baxter
Springs. They were much dissatisfied there
and the Indian department then located
them about thirty miles south of Arkan
sas City. Another portion of the tribe,
known as the Territorial Poncas, have
been living in the territory for several
years. The department at Washington
now proposes to move the Northern Poncas
back to Nebraska and allot them lands in
severalty. The date of this allotment is
August 15, and it is expected that the ter
ritorial tribe will also be given lands in
severalty shortly after.
White Eagle represented the Northern
Ponc.s, and Standing Bear and Stand
ing Buffalo tho southern portion of
the tribe. The chiefs have children at
tending Haskell, and are consequently
greatly interested in the progress of
the scnooL Thev -were much nleased -with
i their inspection of the institution and of
the tavorable reports from their boys and
3iio. xucic uic auuuu iixili xuuui umi- i
ren at Haskell, four of whom are girls. I
,. Auit; irfixc uiu uc auus tucii;, tiuu uuc
of them said that the children of his tribe
were making rapid progress. They have
learned much and are taking great inter
est in their work.
There are about 120 families of the
Northern Poncas now in Nebraska and
about twenty families will be removed
from their present location near Arkansas
Leavenworth, Kan.. May 19. Two
delegates each from the thirty sub-Farmer's
Alliances in this county met as many
representatives of the labor organizations
in thir. city Saturday to confer as to the fu
ture union in the approaching fall politi
cal campaign. There were in all about
sixty present, and the conference was con
ducted in secret, no newspaper representa
tives being allowed admittance. One of
the Alliance delegates said ho could say,
without violating any rule, that the organ
ization in Leavenworth county was going
to control the election in. the matter
of congressman, members of the legislature
and county commissioners. He was pos
itive in the assurance thnt no one connect
ed with a national bank could hope to re
ceive the least support from either the al
liance or labor organizations. This senti
ment seemed to be put forth in special ap
plication to Congressman MorrilL
One of the old time politicians of Leav
enworth today predicted that Judge
Crozier would be a candidate for congres
sional honors in the First congressional
district and that things would be unusual
ly .lively in the approaching nominating-
convention. It is conceded on all sides
that Mr. Morrill will have hard work so
far as the Leavenworth countj- delegation
is concerned, but there are seven other
counties in the district which may con
clude that a Democratic county has no
right to dictate tho nomination.
TorEKA, Kan., May 19. Knights of
Pythias came in by train loads today from
all parts of Kansas to attend the grand
lodge, which now promises to be the larg
est meeting ever held in the state, as many
as 4,000 or 5.000 being present. This even
ing several hundred arrived and as many
more are expected on tomorrow's trains.
Xearly every business building in Topeka
is gaily decorated with Hags and streamers.
The grand lodge held a brief session this
evening which was followed by a receptioh
at which Mayor Cofrain delivered an ad
dress of welcome at representative hall.
Tomorrow the grand lodge holds its
business sessions which will occupy'the
entire day.
The State Druggists' association conven
tion and meetiue of G. A. It. delegates to
consider the project of securing the Nation
al ij. u it. encampment ior xopexa m iwj
also takes place tomorrow.
Clat Center, Kan.. May 19.
Threo thousand people celebrated
the raising of the flag offer
ed by the Youth's Companion to the Kan
sas pupil writing the best essay on t lie
when raised over the public schools," here
today. The prize was won by Will Long
of this city, a Kansas boy born and raised.
Governor" Humphrey and Chancellor
Snow, of the state university each de
livered interesting addresses. Amid
tremendous cheering the governor pulled
tne nag to me top otine poie, wnere it now
Leavexwokth, Kan., May 19. The
much talked of and subsequently delayed
investigation into the management of the
Soldiers' homo at Fort Leavenworth is
about to be made. George Rnssuer, de
partment commander of the Missouri G.
A. R;A. Clarkson, department commander
of Nebraska, and Henry Post, department
commander of Kansas, are here and will
be joined tonight by W. L. Distie, depart
ment commander of Illinois. As the G.
A. R. investigating committee they will
begin their examination tomorrow.
PAnsoxs, Kan., May 19. Vice-President
Kimball, of the Kansas City & Pacific
railway has returned from New York. He
says olllcially that the .Missouri, Kansas &
Texas Railway company has leased the
Kausas City ic Pacific line for a term of
ninety-nine years. The Kansas City 4c Pa
cific stockholders will meet in this city
May 21, to ratify the lease and to issue "l
per cent bonds in lieu of the G ner cent
bonds now outstanding against the com
El Dorado, Kan., May 10. A wealthy
farmer named William Thompson was
given by strolling Adventists camping
here, literature which ma'te hfm believe
that the world was coining to an end, and
so worked upon his mind that it gave way
last night and he tne I to murder his fam
ily, but was prevented in the nick of time.
The revivalists are 'till holding meetings
here but will proliably be driven out by
the indignant people.
Parsoss. Kan., May 19. Harry Synan.
chief clerk in the Missouri, Kansas &
Texas master mechanic 'a omce, was ao
iudged insane in the probate court. He
Imagines he is immensely wealthy and is
making bic railroad deals with the presi
dent of the Hocking Valley road. lie is a
brother of the Synan found dead
in Pryor Creek, I. T.. Jasi fall. His insan
ity is supposed to be hereditary.
SpecUl Diffuleh to t&e ZHUr E&zte.
ClCERRYTAXE, Kan., May 1& Fire dam
aged Brewett & Co.'s grocery aod dry
goods house at an early hour this morning
to the amount of about ?1 7,010. Tbebuild
ing is damased from ?LOO0 to 21.500. It
was owned by S X. Peaioa. The t"clt
wa5 partially insured and the buildup
WF.LUNGTOS. Kan , May 19 The city of
Wellington today Toted bottcU to the
amount of tf,0-0 for the ereriioa of a aifc
school building. The Third ward baild
iag which has feeea deemed casaie. wifl be
tern iara and the new boUding ereesed oe
'fee site which i? a remarkably ttne one
centrally )ocatI
Ottawa. Kan.. May 1. Ex-Pretidew;
Rntaerfonl K Haf m ba written in .
retarr of tfce Cnalina ain awhty
that, be will b at Ottawa an GrtmdArmr
day and deliver a address to tne old
MMnerc. This eotsf&etm tne aaeassfcty
Hundreds Turn Out to Welcome the
Distinguished Expounder of
the Law.
An Address by the Judge Pull of Praise
for the City, the Territory and
the People.
The Event Under the Auspices of the Local
Eepublican Olub Agent Parker and
Mr. Pairchild, of Kansas, Also
Spealc-The Olub Will-Participate
in Governor Steele's
Special Dispatch to the Dally acle.
Oklahoma City. Ok., May 19. This
city is wikl with patriotic enthusiasm to
night over the arrival of tho first terri
torial officer, Hon. Judge John G. Clark,
of Wisconsin, associate justice of Okla
homa territory. This distinguished gen
tleman arrived this evening at 7:80 and was
met with carriages and escorted to the
residence of Mayor Greene of South Okla-J
homa. Mayor Greene is the associate
judge's one-time fellow townsman in Wis
consin, hence the Intimacy that exists be
tween them.
The band struck up n lively air as tho
new judge alighted from the train and
was met by Captain A. H. Ham
mer, president, and Attorney G. W.
McClelland, first vice president of tho
Oklahoma Republican club. Refresh
ments were served nt Mayor Greene's and
many citizens came in to" extend tho new
judiciary a cordial welcome. Judge
Clark is accompanied by his son aud
Colonel Parker, Indian agent.
The Republican club of this city held a
regular meeting tonight at which arrange
ments were made for the club a a body to
go to Gnthrie to welcome the new gov
ernor with bands and banners, and for
that purpose u special train will be
The club meeting was just a little
stormy at one time, but tho clear
head "and equitable rulings of Captain
Hammer, the president, tustored perfect
harmony and ail proceeding were char
acterized bv Republican unity and good
A committee of five on arrangements
was appointed, consisting of Major Leach,
Colonel A. J. Alexander, lumberman; H.
W. Sawyer, editor Daily Times; E. K.
Brown, "city editor Daily Journal, ami
Parson J. E. Watkins. Mr. Ewers White
was elected marshal of the day. Captain
Hammer was offered the chairmanship of
the committee on arrangements, but he
modestly declined the honor. A commit
tee on fiuanco was appointed and
all the necessary arrangement.!
were made for a grand welcome to
the new governor on his arrival. The
.siwicious club room was crowded to over
flowing, numoenngnot less tnan ,vw.
Colonel Parker, visiting Indian agent.
was seen to be in the hall and was invited
to address the club. His response was full
of enthusiasm. He spoke most encourag
ingly of the prospects of Oklahoma joHtl
callvas well as socially and financially.
He thought he could see in tho near fu
ture, Oklahoma as a proud, wealthy state
and a Republican commonwealth. Colo
nel Parker's short address was occa
sionally greeted with deafening sohikIs
of applause. He wan proud of the Okla
homa Republican club and congratulated
it upon its strength and brilliant prospoct
for good work for the administration.
Hon. Mr. Fairchild, colored member of
the Kansas legislature from Chautauqua
county, wac in the hall and was called to
the rostrum for a short address. This
colored gentleman is a brilliant speaker,
who made a short but telling sjkwcii. He
said he had heard that Oklahoma wa a
Democraticcountry, but he believed St to be
n fulirirMit inn aa nn eilfli illtllicrtllt
orderly crowd was ever raised In a Demo- '
craticcommunitv. lie waa greeted with ,
several rounds of applause. j
A resolution wa passed for the club to
march in double file to give Judge Clark a
cordial welcome to the eity immediately ;
upon the adjournment of the club. Accord-
inclv as soon as the club adjourned about I
UjOO took tin tho line of inarch to the rt-
.Y....n'. tt Xfufsi,. n.ikiinn 4nlttl. nlltt)wunii !
where Judge Clark was extended a wel
A short addres of welcome wae nwnie by
Hon. Samupl Murphy, member of tbe ter
ritorial Republican committee from Okla
homa City. Judge Clark reaponled wiring
be was happy to be in Oklahoma. He waa
proud to be numbered among so intelligent
and law abiding clas of citixeni. Hepoke
of the fertile Mil and delightful climate,
and of the puh and enterprise of our citi
zens. He stated that the people of Okla
homa, although without law, had been ait
law abiding a any people of equal aum
brv in snv ntate of tbe union. HI talk
MAIU; Ui (MOtWt witBiii. .a..M. vnHnw.
ivw about thirty tninutea in length and i ?
produced a most nappy fpiprimion upon
the hundreds of eager hearer.
Judge Clark in a pleawnt old gent letnan.
about 55 years of ae. Ilia hair and waort
bard are filvered with gray. He in
skghtly above tbe areraae befecht and
carries a common but dignified appvaraare.
Him add re is free and eaey ana carrim
force with every sentence be utters. There
is nothing of blooded ariatoeracy in hi
carriage Got Ptill he impnmtm all who
meet him with the fact of hh fapennr
mental attainment and the dignity ot hi
trnlT noble manhood. Every uUrane
tbe Judge gave want received with breath
lew silence.
Colonel Parker wax introduced and
made a few remarks upon tit Mtwrtor
character of his okl time friend. Judge
CUTS, wntft wnom e &as many year an ;
intimate acquaintance, and Dttrw
that he could truly congratulate Okla
homa apon the good fortnae of nsorrrfogai
tbe bands of 1'ir-adeoi Harrison mat an
excellent appointment.
At tne ckne of tbe xpeeck making, a
general haodanaking was given. ProbaMr
the crowd and woiSea to J,?W or Ztft, all
anxious to .hake tbe hand of tbe n
official. Jude Clara rtoed hm hkinr
well and rt wm plainly to to ra tt to
felt honored at ch a hearty weikmae.
The fart that Jodjfe Clark la areoBv
panted by ht wan had oacaaoa mmb
concern, tearing that tto arw iwtgr wm
aria? to 411 the Mbordaaie pmhkm un
der at djfcirttnwaU wtlk etr t row awe
Uc ;n territory Tku caar wtmld meet
witli violent eonwUaamttan by
Banafrlimay a
teat of MNrtal earto to
not to fciadly twlnW
ii farmaa:
wa- et at mrf wtea it wjm
that ihvyvn
ma tattora a
om a nrMaccfeK
ttary armaoMiet j
MaMas aad z awmr
md aw tar a now t V
tiaa taat, nsfctfelty tolnr to
pm party wfeo to aSo tto tout aad
attrdaaaf jaoaaar bin ta' way pi. aitto
taw Mann
asm. mm
El Reno, Ok., May 19. The mayor of
El Reno and twenty-five other citizens
leave here tomorrow morning for Guthrie
in carriages to join tho throng in welcom
ing Governor Steels and party.
Special Dispatch to tho Bally Esfo.
Yallet Center, May 19. There have
been marketed in Valley Center during tlnj
last ten days 221 loads of oats SIS loads ot
corn, twenty-eight loads of hogs and tfaur
car loads ot cattle.
Troy, Kan., May 19. Chairman S, N.
Johnson, of tho congressional committer
of tho First district, has called a meetiua
o the committee to bo held at Holton atl
o'clock p. in.. May 29, to make arrange
monts for holding a congressional conven
El Dokado, Kan., May 19. Five car
loads of beer wore received hero today ami
two original package stores will opun to
morrow morning.
Little Approval of the Orjeulj-Violated Pro
hibition Lawat Ooacordia.
CoxcORDU, Kan., May 10 Prohibition
to the contrary there have been two to half
a doaen joints in this city ever since the
law w;as enacted. They are generally run
as quietly as possible, and there has never
been any official interference that amount
ed to a conviction. This con be accounted
for by the sentiment of tho people, a largo
majority of whom have always been op
posed to tho law The local drug stores do
a large and prosperous business and no
Concordia druggist has ever been in
dicted since the existence of this law. Ttta
only thing which coos to break the peace
aud harmony which belong naturally to a
well regulated and well stocked drug store
is the fact that town people can get thofr
whisky there by the drink or gill, a thoy
prefer, while the farmer must invariably
sign. The latter class object to thks ar
rangement, but have to stand It neverthe
less. This fact, so httle in itself, baa dono
much to enlist tho farmers' sympathiuH
with the resubmission mission aud high
license advocates.
All classes are alike dtecusted with the
workings of the law, and should the ques
tion again be submitted Cloud county
would undoubtedly give a majority In
favor of high license.
The law is not enforced ami is txdng
hourly violated. Since the original pack
age decision the drug stores are soiling
their liquor faster than ever before. Tlwy
want to unload to get rid of it. No ap
plicant now, no matter what hiscomlttfon,
is turned away bottlelev; The joint are
getting so bold that they bid fair to owl in
open defiance of tho law and tliovi who ad
vocate it. No less than six cititens of thin
place have made apalieatioiiH to open orig
inal package depots and it is only a onun
Hon of time when tho people will novo
free liquor, untaxed and unmolested.
Theoxprcw.and railroad companies are
doing a rapidly increasing btwtmnw in
liquor shipments. It is now hauled
through the main strc'U on drays, so that
eeryhody can m it, know whatitkntid
learn where it gie.
Prohibition here is a baek number and
resubmission i daily gaining friendu. The
people want the law aloltshed and high
license substituted. They realise very
plainly that it Lithe only remedy. They my
if they can not atop the sal oof liquor thoy
should tax and regulate itrut lasu Thy
want some revepue from the sale.". The
city f reahiiry in absolutely empty aud tho
city authorities helpless to make needed
improvements. In fact, the ituation Is eo
bad thnt the eonuuil ban been ooanWoriBg
the ndvisalality of levying an occupation
tax on the busiiinfls men nolely for the fHtr
posi) of being able to keep the city's walk
and streets in pa!tbe repair.
Large Increase Still OoaUaiMt tbo
Oouatry Over.
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table complied from aispatchca from vk
manager of the leading clearing boo of
the Lulled State Mbows tbe grow -change
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