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VOL. XIII, NO 144
WICHITA KANSAS, SUNDAY MORNING-, NOVEMBER 2, 1890.-TWELVE PAGES.
WHOLE NO. 2021.
THE POLITICAL BATTLE rBACTI
Mr. Blaine Winds Up the Pennsyl
vania Campaign at the
An Eloquent Appeal for Harmony and
Support of the Party Ticket A Hand
some Endorsement of Harrison.
Hallowell Finishes His Campaign for Con
gress Last Night A Joint Dis
cussion at Junction City Be
tween Colonel Phillips
and John Davis.
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 1. Secretary
Blaine arrived from Washington at 1
o'clock this afternoon. An enthusiastic
crowd cheered him as he stepped from the
Pennsylvania station, and no received a
great ovation later in the afternoon as he
appeared upon the stage of the Academy
of iMusic to address the Republican mass
meeting. The spacious building was
crowded to the doors, and hundreds were
unable to gain admission.
Mr. Blaine was accompanied by several
members of his family and Postmaster
General Wanamakcr. After his speech at
the Academy of Music, he went to the
I'niou League, where he bfid a reception
from 4 until 6 o'clock.
Mr. Blaine spoke of the political cam
paign in this state and discussed tho issues
of the day. speaking of Ins own opinions
on the tariff and reciprocity and the efforts
made by the Democrats to divide the Re
publican party on the tariff question, he
"Nearly every Democratic senator who
ppoke sought to prove that reciprocity in
corporated in the tariff bill, was unconsti
tutional. Did you ever stop to reflect, ray
friends, what this country would have been
today if we had been balked by the cry of
unconstitutionality, every time that it was
made by the Democrats? We should not
have been able to defend tho Uniou when
it was assaulted; we should not have been
nble to issue greenbacks for its support;
we should not have been able to organize
n national bank; wo should not have been
able to improve a river that did not have
salt w tor in it; we should not have been
able to give freedom to a slave, and, as the
next point, we should not be able to secure
reciprocity in our national trade.
"By every attempt, gentlemen, serious
mid sober, individual and associated, in
every form o H'hich political action can
bo taken, the Democratic party expects to
vround and destroy the doctrine of protec
tion; and I have come to raise my voice in
Pennsylvania to ask the mother of protec
tion to see that her offspring shall not be
Btrangled. If my voice can have any in
fluence with a single man among those
who are dissenting from the regular
organization, I appeal to him not to think
that it will be all well next year. It has
been said to me within the last month
very frequently: 'Don't be disturbed
about it; this fight of ours is merely local,
and next year we will all be back.'
"My friends, faction is the offspring of
discontent; faction leads to defeat, aud de
feat leads to mutual hostility aud disor
ganization. If this light iscontinued with
n disastrous cud, it will be a long time. I
fear, before you will see the Republican
party of Pennsylvania come fortli In its
original strenuth and its invincible power.
Now is tho time to stand forth. It is in
the power of every Republican in the state
to join with the great throng on behalf of
the issue of protection, upon which Penn
sylvania, as I said before, is tho leading
Btato in the union. I do not mean to im
ply at all, gentlemen, that the result of
the elections for congress whether wo
lose it or whether wo gain it will in any
fieat do :ree nfl'ect tho Republican party,
believe that from the presidency of An
drew Jackson, with one exception, down
to the time of Abraham Lincoln Cheers.
Let mo repeat that name, for I like to hear
it cheered. Continued chceriug. I go
back farther: from tho time of John
Quincy Adams to Abraham Lincolu, with
one exception, every administration lost
its second congress. Sol have not come
here to raise a wail or to sound any alarm
upon the possibility of losing the house of
lhope we shall not "lose!
it; 1 believe there is a good chance that we
shall not: but that is easily recovered. It
is one of the natural reactions that comes
between tho two presidential elections
four years apart and, as I have said, has
been so frequout that it creates no dis
turbance on tho ouo bide and no elation
on the other.
"It is not generally considered in tho
lh-st twste for a member of an administra
tion to eulogise the president under whom
he serves; but in I'ennsylvauia where,
you will excuse me for saying, I always
feel at homes you will purdou me for say
it. g that the administration of President
Harrison Cheers., so far as that eminent
man controls it has been a modest admin
istration, an etlicieiit administration. The
country has been peaceful, industrious,
prosperous. It has gone forward in a
quiet career, such as a Republican gov
ernment should always exhibit. I ask
you in casting your ballots on Tuesday
next to remember that you can sustain the
adniinist ration of an able, conscientious
and independent president, or you can set
the seal of doubt upon it; you can do much
to perpetuate Republican administration,
or you can do much to destroy it. It is in
your hands. I have como hero not with
the purpose of eulogizing tho administra
tion, but to bear my testimony aud give
you a warning that as Pennsylvania votes
on next Tuorday the nation votes two
j ears hence."
At the conclusion or Mr. Blaine's speech,
there were cries for Mr. Wauamaker from
all parts of the house, and tho postmaster
general, upon walking to the front of the
stage, was greeted with prolonged ap
plause. Mr. Wanamaker thanked those present
for giving both Mr. Blnitio and himself
.such a welcome. Ho endorsed what Mr.
Blaine had uttered ra reference to Presi
dent Harrison's administration, saying: "I
have watched close every step during these
last two years, and 1 never saw auy set of
men more devoted to the interest of any
cause than the chiefs surrounding the
president." Mr. Wauamaker closed with
the declaration that he had come home to
vote, which produced much applause.
The Republican Nominee in the Big Sev
enth Winds Up His Campaign,
Epectal Dispatch to the Daily Eacle.
Conway Springs, Kan., Nov. 1. Col.
Hallowell's meeting here today was largely
attended, although it had been advertised
but two days. Tho farmers were in town
in numbers, and camo for the purpose of
hearing the next representative from the
Big Seventh make a speech. Some had
not seen him and their curiosity had been
excited by the calamity" representation,
in which tho colonel figured as a jackass.
Some of that crowd have found out that
that feature of the Wichita parade did not
lielo their cause, and have denied that
there was any jackass in the parade labeled
iiu.ii on mn i,w. ,..i I
Hallowell. One man here, ho was m
-e parade, and who saw it and may have 1
carried one of the clubs, has denied the
jackass business, saying it was a campaign
But the little excitement had called at
tention to Col. Hallowell, and the few who
nau not seen seen mm were anxious to see
how he looked. From the description
given here by calamity howlers Keis. Scott
and Simpson, one might have supposed
the colonel wore horns on his head. After
.ill their loans and corncrib deposits the
colonel made a speech which is synony
mous with saying he made many votes.
Here, as possibly at every other point in
the district, the best men in all kinds of
business, without regard to party will sup
port him. They have now heard the two
men speak, and if the cool beaded and in
telligent voters of this section had the con
test to decide, the vote would be ten to one
for Hallowell. This community is well
supplied with churches and schools and
there will be no dOubt about a big ma
ioritv. Following Col. Hallowell's speech of
two hours, the Hon. W. E. Stanley, of
Wichita, spoke for an hour. He made it
quite lively for the boys. The crowd was
made to cheer often and loud.
William Forrest, of Erie township, Sedg
wick county, was here, and says the
calamity fellows a few days ago claimed
forty maioritv for Simnson. but the recant
changes resulting from a moment's reflec
tion on the part of the voters will give
Hallowell a majority in the towns .ip.
Anderson Gray, of Eaton township,
Sumner county, said that four weeks ago
tho calamity otlice seekers gave it out that
there were only three Hallowell votes in
tho township out of 115 votes. Today the
township will give Hallowell a majority,
and a bigger majority on Tuesday next.
When ho was telling this to a friend one
of the alarmists who is on a ticket offered
to bet $o0 that he was mistaken. The bet
was accepted but the candidate did not put
up. Mr. Gray also knows Illinois town
ship, Sumner county, and reports the
change there about .as violent as in Eaton.
Conway township has tJ50 votes, and just
paste it in your hat that 175 of them are
for Jim Hallowell. Some of the business
men here who are Democrats, say they
will vote for Hallowell. and the calamity
fellows will not be able to change them.
W. H. Carms, clerk of Sumner county,
was hero today, and says Hallowell will
carry the county by a handsome majority.
Clearwater, Kan., Nov. 1. The larg
est and most enthusiastic political meet
ing of the campaign was held here this
evening. Col. Hallowell and Hon. W. E.
Stanley addressed the meeting. Hallowell
was met at the depot by a largo delegation
of tho citizens. Anvils were fired, and the
signs of the times are that Hallowell will
carry this part of Sedgwick county by a
HALLOWELL AT LYONS.
Special dispatch to the Dally Eazle.
Lyons, Kas., Nov. 1. Col. J. R. Hallo
well addressed our people at Butler's opera
house last night. The opera house, with a
seating capacity of 500, was filled to its ut
most capacity. He held the audience spell
bound for over two hours, delivering ono
of his masterly and characteristic speeches.
He expressed himself astonished at the
magnificent ovation tendered by our peo
ple, which undoubtedly served as aa in
spiration to him. His speech brought out
many expressions of satisfaction from
voters, and no doubt will result in many
votes for himself aud tho entire Republi
Hon. S. P. Peters delivered a convincing
address to the people of Rice county,
Butler's opera house, in this city, 'this
afternoon. The judge, although suffering
with his throat, spoke two and a half
hours to an audience taxing the utmost
capacity of our opera house. Ho dealt
hard blows to Col. Polk, of North Caro
lina, and Col. Livingston, of Georgia,
showing that their wonderful interest in
Kansas farmers was caused by a desire to
get out of the way John J. Ingalls; and
also giving full explanations of tho work
ings of the tariff aud silver bills, aud other
legislation of the last congress. His
speech was a masterly effort and will do
great good for the part'.
A JOINT DEBATE.
Junction ClTT, Kan., Nov. 1. Tho
opera house was crowded tonight to hear
the joint discussion between Col. W. C.
Phillips and John Davis, candidates for
congress respectively on the
ttl u xeopje S UCKetS. lOl. X'lUllipS Opened .
with a one hour's speech, followed by Mr.
Davis, who spoke for an hour and a half.
the debate being closed by a reply of one
half hour by Col. Phillips.
CLARK COUNTY POLITICS.
Special Dispatch to the Dally Eaclo.
Ashland, Kan., Nov. 1. Hon. M. P.
Simpson and Senator Chester I. Long ad
dressed a large and enthusiastic meeting
l,eru tonight. The opera house was
cruwueu, aim me closest ntteniion was
paid to Mr. Simpson's exposition of the
McKinley bill and to Senator Long's eluci
dation of Jerry Simpson.
The meeting was a grand one, and did
great good to tho Republican ticket in
Clark county. At every mention of the
names of Iugalls and Hallowell the audi
ence went wild with enthusiasm, and
yelled like cayotes.
The indications are now very favorable
to the election of every candidate on the
Republican ticket in this county. The
People's part is losing ground daily by
attempting.to coerce the Alliance men into
Hallowell will carry Clark county by a
Foirr Scott, Kan., Nov. I. Senator In
galls arrived in this city this evening from
tho west, and was received at the depot
by a large delegation of old soldiers and
rom thence he was conducted
to the opera house, when he spoke two
hours and a half, receiving rounds and
rtunds of applause. The audience was
the largest ever assembled in this city,
while as many more went away unable to
gain admission. His reception here was a
New York, Nov. 1. Sixty thousand
ballots, for use in the approaching elec
tion, and the property of the Republican
county committee, were stolen in this city
toaay- ne oauots were transferred to
the American District Telegraph company
for distribution, and when they were
stolen were on a wagon belonging to the
company, which was also made off with.
The theft almost cause 1 a panic in politi
cal circles here. The chief of the detec
tive bureau succeeded in locating the
horse and wagon at Ft. Hamilton, where
tho ballots were recovered intact.
A BARN BURNT.
Special dispatch to the Dally Ecle.
Whitewater Kan., Nov. 1. The barn
of C. C. Carter was entirely consumed by
fire last night at about 7:80 o'clock. A
fine span of mules were burned to death.
Loss estimated at about $TO0. Cause of
WASHINGTON, Nov. L The president has
issued a proclamation extinguishing the
Indian title to lands in the old Ponca In
dian reservation and vicinity in South
Dakota, described in the act of March 2S,
1SS2, uot allotted to the Indians or re
served for agency or school purposes. Bv
the terms of the act of 1SS2, these lauds
were ceded to the state of Nebraska.
New York. Nov. 1. The new steel cruis
er Philadelphia returned this morning
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"ie main were siuisiaciui,, iiuuuupi tne
board of insnection finds room for im-
provement in numerous minor details.
NEWS OF INTEREST AT HOilE AND
The Powers Given to the President
hy a Certain Provision in the
New French Tariff Bill.
A Budget of Interesting Personal and Po
litical Gossip from the German Em
pireKoch's Consumption Cure.
A Unique Feature of the Great "World's
Fair A Gigantic Enterprise Being
Developed by the Big Chicago
Packers Another Attack
on Explorer Stanley.?
Paris, Nov. 1. The new French tariff
bill, which is now before the chamber of
deputies, contains one striking feature
which has heretofore escaped much notice.
This is h clause whieh gives to the presi
dent and cabinet full power to retaliate to
a great extent as thej choose upon articles
exported to France by any country which
discriminates against French products, or
in any way erects barriers against French
trade. This clause is obviously modeled
to meet the American meat inspection
bill, and is intended as the French answer
to that measure.
The general tone of the French nress
continues hostile to tho adoption of re
taliatory measures against the United
States because of the latter country's tariff
legislation. Instead of speaking in favor
of retaliation, the papers urge that mutual
concessions be made by France and the
United States. They seem to imagine that
if the French grovernment make consider
able concessions it may gain a reduction of
the American duties on silks and woolen
Berlin, Nov. 1. The comnvttee on the
tariff question, presided over by Herr von
Boettschett, minister of the interior, has
concluded its consideration of the proposed
Austro-German customs union. The re-
fort of the commission has not been pub
ished, pending the progress of negotia
tions with Austria, but its conclusions are
known to disfavsr both an extensive re
vision to the customs and combined action
in the way of reprisals for the American
and French tariffs. The new French tariff
is a heavier blow, by far, than the McKin
ley law against the Austro-Hungarian
export trade. Fo.rwhile the French meas
ure does not affect Germany, importation
from Austria to France is almost destroyed
by the new tariff. Wood, sheen, corn, flour.
fresh and salt meats and beer, are chiefly
affected, the increase in the duties being
The Austrian newspapers declare that
the French government, in drafting the
bill, directly aimed at frustrating all at
tempts toward closer commercial relations
between Germany and Austria. Herr von
Boettscher's commission doubtless had an
influence upon the French tariff, and other
influences aro at work. Protests, chiefly
from the agricultural interests, have been
pouring in to the chancelloric against a
zo'ilverein with Austria.
The Cologne Gazette comments upon the
situation, and declares that the idea of a
tariff war against America is entirely vis
ionary, and that the difficulties in realizing
such a project are insurmountable.
The Centrists, who were recently inclin
ed to accept the assistance of the Socialists
in demanding that the government assent
to the return of the Jesuits, have opened
an uncompromising war upon the Social
ists. A communication which appears in tho
official press, signed by Dr. Lucanus, chief
of the emperor's civil cabinet, denying
curtly that the kaiser took any step wtiat-
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ij:cia,i-frt -nm tn n, tih- ta,
Bismarck to come to the Moltke fete
suggests no lessening of the imperial
The bureau of the oberhaus sent an in
vitation to Bismarck, jus member of that
body, but the ex-chancellor told his
friends that while he would respond to an
invitation from the kaiser, he could not
mingle with the imperial circle unles.? he
was made welcome.
The North German Gazette denies the
! rumor that the more friendly attitude of
i is due to G
government towards Portugal !
erman interference. The Ger-
J man government has not ventured to ex
press any opinion to the British govern-
meut through its ambassador in London.
' though it hails with satisfaction the set
I tlement of the dispute.
I Despite his denial. Count Kalnoky is
expected to join tr nine Jlinister Lnspl
and Chancellor Von Caprivi at Milan on
the 7th inst. Gen. Cozenez, chief of stall
of the Italian army, will accompany
Siguor Crispi and give Gen. Caprivi a
statement of the condition of the Italian
Dr. Koch will read a report on his cure
for consumption at the Berlin academy of
medicine at the December meeting. Prof.
Leyden, who is Jn the confidence of Koch,
considers tho hitter's discovery of the
highest value to humanity. De Nation
says that it is a chemical substance which
is injected into the body aud that it even
checks cases of advanced tuberculosis.
It is suited that a special institute will
be erected at the cost of the government
for Dr. Kochs' experiments w-ith his an
nounced cure for consumption, the estab
lishment oem . conducted on the same gen
eral plans as the Pasteur institutes.
Prince Bismarck has made arrangements
to start a brewery at Freiderichruhe. .'Sev
eral Hamburg capitalists aro interested in
the concern, which will have a capital of
000.000 marks. The financiers will run the
brewery for thirty years, paying the rent to
ilismarcK. The ex-chancellor reserves for
his heirs the right to buy the concern after
fifty years. It is expected the house will
do a large trade.
THE WORLD'S FAIR.
Chicago, Nov. 1. The first of the creat
displays at the world's fair to be definitely
decided" upon, was determined this
afternoon. Itisthebigun ercround min
ins exhibit, proposed by Col. Ed. F. Brown
of Colorado. At a meeting of the world's
fair directors' board this afternoon, the
nronosals of Col. Brown, which had .!-
ready been endorsed by the National com
mission, were formally approved. A pal
ace 500 feet under the surface of the
ground, with drifts filled with ores, and
representing each of the great mines
of the country, is what the di
rectors voted for. This extraordinary ex
hibit is to be located on the lake front,
and will be constructed by a separate cor
poration composed principally of well
known mining men.
LONDON, Nov. L Herbert Ward, in a
lecture here last night on his experiences
in Africa with the Stanley expedition,
said that Jamieson literally died of starva
tion and privation. Both Jamieson and
himself had to live on monldy biscuits and
rice full of maggots while stores of lux
uries were reserved for the advance col
umn. Major Bartellot. added Ward, in
depriving himself and his soldiers of these
luxuries might have been quixotic, but he
certainly did his duty.
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Cmrvr.o. Nov. 1. The details of an im
mense deal in real estate by the srreat pack-1
ing firms of Armour & Co., Swift & Co.
and Morris & Co., are made public this
morning. They have purchased 3,600 acres
of land at the southern end of Lake Mich
igan, in Lake county, Indiana, and will
remove their vast plants to that point,
where they will estaolish an immense man
ufacturing center. The business of these
three Arms alone amounts to about $150,
000,000 per annum, and it is estimated that
they, with others in the same and similar
lines of business, who will be drawn there,
will within the next five years gather at
that point a population of 150.000 souls.
The Calumet river runs through the heart
of the tract and will furnish vast dockage
facilities in direct conuection with Lake
THE OCEAN HORROR
New York, Nov.L It isnow certain that
twenty-seven lives have been saved from
the wrecked steamer Yizcaya. Word has
been received from the Delaware Break
water that eight persona saved are now
there. Their names are not known. A
tug was sent this morning to Sandy Hook
for seven survivors, who were taken off by
the Marshall and are now on board that
Lewes, Del.. Nov. L Thesurvivorsof the
collision oi tne steamer v izcuya anu iuc
schooner Cornelius Hargreave, who were
brought here last night on the tug Her
cules, are as follows:
From the Cornelius Hargreave Captain
John Waller, of Fall River: First Mate H.
C. Herring, of Philadelphia; Seaman,
Andrew Hansen, of Boston; John Smith,
of England; George Denand, of Philadel
phia; John Anderson, of Boston; Thorwald
Thorwalden, of Norway; Harvey Gainer,
of Philadelphia; Hans M. Helmsen of
From the Vizcaya Arturo Gerala, of
Sautander; Leopoldo M. Mediaved, of
Cadiz; Angelo Escandon, of Santaander;
Leander Galcia, of Bilbas; Indres Calda,
of Pateverdera; Alonzo Bartiela, of Cadiz:
Ramson Gamana, of Corunna.
THE LIFE SAVERS.
Point Pleasant. N. J., Nov. l. Tho
crews of tho various life saving stations
along the coast, are constantly patrolling
the beach, but so far have been unable to
discover any more bodies that may have
been washed ashore from the wrecked
vessels. The spars of the Vizcaya can be
seen plainly from the shore. A wrecking
steamer is lying along side the wreck, and
there seems to be little doubt that the
bodies which were carried down in tho
cabins and holes of the steamer will re
main where they are until the vessel is
TH"E STORT OF THE WRECK.
Philadelphia. Nov. 1. First Mate
Henry Perring, of the ill-fated schooner
Cornelius Hargreaves, and six of her crew,
together with six of the crew of the
schooner's victim, the Spanish steamer
Vizcaya, arrived here this evening on tho
the Pennsylvania railroad from Lewes.
"We cleared the Delaware capes at 7:30
on the morning of the 30th," said Mate
Perring, "and throughout the whole day
we had a fair wind and pleasant weather.
About 7 o'clock in the evening Mate
Walker, who was in charge of the deck,
came to me to the companion-way and
and called down that there was a
steamer showing a green light on her port
bows. The captain was sitting in tho
cabin reading, and I was lying on my
bunk: but when the mate called out wo
both went on deck. Tho captaiu saw her
and ordered Mate Walker to go forward
and make a Hare. When no attention
was paid to our signal, the captain blew
our steam whistle. By this time we were
close aboard the steamer, and for the first
time she seemed to see us; for she put her
helm hard astarboard to cross our bows;
whereas, she should have put it port,
InfFed and went clear of us. When the
steamer put her helm to starboard, we
also put ours to starboard and tried to
clear her, but it was Xo late, and wo
crushed into her, our jibboom going in
between her fore and main rigging.
"The confusion was very great at this
time, and tho Spaniards were running up
aud down the deck in deadly terror.
Among them I saw one man, whom I have
since learned from the papers was the pur
ser, clasping two bags of gold in his hands
and begging our sailors to save him aud his
money. They told him to thow it over
board; but he refused, and went down
with the bags in his hands. Seven of our
men, including the captain and myself
and four of the Spaniards, got into
the longboat, and three or our
crew and one of the Spaniards cot into the
and three of
small boat. When we got away a short I
distance, two Spaniards sprang into the i
water and the men in the small boat pick
ed them up. We rowed about until about
half past 1 when we were picked up by the
schooner Sarah L. Davis. The next morn
ing the tug Hercules took us off the Davis,
and learning of the collision from us, she
started towards the scene of the
wreck. On the way we met the tug
Butl-r having on board the body of the
stewardess of the steamer. The Hercules
lauded us all with the exception of Cap-
tain Allen and Harvey Allen, the cook,
wll remained aboard the Davis at Lewes.
i he fault of the collision clearly lips with
the steamer. A sailing vessel has the
right of way, and the first thing the cap
tain said when struck was: 'Walker, go
forward and see if our green light is burn
ing.' Walker did so, and reported that it
THE SIOUX SCARE.
Washington, Nov. 1. General Grant,
acting secretary of war, has directed Gen
eral Miles, and in case of his absence,
General Ruger, to proceed to Standing
Rock Indian agency, and investigate the
causes leading to the threatened Indian
outbreak. The war deprtment has no
direct information on the subject. The
dispatches on the subject received by the
interior department have been forwarded i
to tne war uepanmeni, ior its
information and action and it is
upon these that Acting t-ecretary
Graut has determined to act.
General Miles is now out among the Indi
ans, but just where he is, is not known.
The telegram to him has been sent to Fort
Standard, and a copy forwarded to General
Runer. with instructions to act, in case he
does not hear from General Miles within a
reasonable time. At the war department j
nntntna TnrmMrir. Still, as a mxtt.r nf !
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precaution, troops will be ordered to
fctandinc Rock azency. to be in readiness
to suppress any uprising that may occur,
if after investigation by General Miles or
Ruger. it is thought best to have them
there for the protection of life or property.
A BIG LEGAL CONTRACT.
Tahleqcah, L T., Nov. L A well
known colored attorney, J. A. Milton
Turner of St. Louis, 1 here. He has en
tered into a contract with the Cherokee
freedmen to begin and prosecute a suit or
suits in the court of claims against the
Cherokee nntion and the United States to
recover from the Cherokee nation all
money due in law or equity and unpaid to
said freedmen, which the Cherokee nation
has heretofore paid ont or may hereafter
pay out per capita in th9 Cherokee
nation, and which was or may
be refused or neglected to be
paid to said freedmen oy the Cherokee
nation out of any sum or fund which has
or may be paid into tbe treasury, or any
way come or mav come into the possession
of the Cherokee "nation, arising from the
lease or rent for grazing purposes on tho
Cherokee lands west of the ninth merid
ian, and which has been or may be ap
propriated or directed to be paid out per
capita which shall appear to be due to
said freedmen of the Cherokee nation
under provision of a certain article of the
treaty of 100. Turner is to receive 10 per
cent of all sums received and all necessary
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 1. A committee
was today appointed by the Merchants'
Exchange to take actioa before tbe inter-
paid St. Louis grain shippers by different
railroads, evidence of which is to. hand.
NOTES OP THE FOLLIES AND CRIMES
OF A DAY.
Conple of West Virginia Poli
ticians Settle a Political Dis
pute With Revolvers.
A "Woman Attempts to Murder Two Girls
by Throwing Them Prom a Bridge
No Cause Assigned for the Crime.
Birchall the English Murderer Gives Up
all Hope of a Commutation of Eur
Sentence "A Negro Preacher's
' Lively Week A Stolen Will
General Criminal Ubte3.
Wheeling, W. Va., Nov. l.News has
just reached here of an affair that occurred
in Clarksburg today, which may result in
the death of two of the leading men in the
state. W. F. Richards, editor of the
Clarksburg Telegram, published in his
paper this week an article severely reflect
ing on the character of Hon. John Basil,
one of the most prominent lawyers of the
state, chief council of the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad company, and a leading
Democratic politican. Today Edward
Basil, a son of Hon. John Basil, met
Richards and shot him, seriously wound
ing him. Richards returned the Are dan
gerously wounding Basil. Mr. Basil may
die. Richards is chairman of the Repub
lican county committee. The shooting is
the result of an old personal fned. This is
the third time Editor Richards has been
shot on account of the too freo use of his
THE ACT OF A LUNATIC.
Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. l. Ono of the
most terrible murders ever known in the
history of Erie county was committed at
Akron, twenty-four miles east of this city,
last night. A young woman named Sarah
McMullen, aged 10, formerly living in
Buffalo, but lately residing with Mrs.
Patrick Brown in Akron, enticed Delia
Brown, aged 6 years, and Nellie May Con
nors, aged 10, onto the Akron cement
works' narrow gauged railroad bridge, at
a height of sixty-five feet over Murder
creek. All of a sudden she pushed Delia
iirown over tne side of tne bridge, and
then grabbed Nellie Connors and hurled
her onto the precipice below.
Nellio was instantly killed, but, fortun
ately, lktle Delia Brown lives to tell the
terrioie taie as reiatea. ner arms anu
legs were broken, and although terribly
bruised, it is tnongnt sue will recover.
Last night the citizens of Akron bearched
for the missing girls, and found them
about 2 o'clock this morning. For several
hours littlo Delia had lain on tho stones
at the side of the creek unable to move.
She said to Constable Burns that Sarah
had hard work in pushing Nellie Connors
over the side of tho bridge, and came near
falling over herself.
After committing the act Sarah McMul
len returned to Mrs. Brown's house and
said to Mrs. Brown: "I am going away;
perhaps you will not see me again, ' at the
same timo extending her hand. Mrs.
Brown thought she was fooling, when
Sarah again spoko up. "Well, if you
wont shaKe hands with me, all right;" and
Her actions excited the curiosity of the
family. Sarah started for the bridge over
the mill clam at Akron (about ten feet high)
and arriving at the place, stepped in be
tween the iron braces, and jumped into
the water, which was several feet deep.
Simon Brown saw her, and ran to the spot
and rescued Sarah from drowning. Nb
reason is assigned for the terrible de d.
It is believed to be a crazy act. The terri
ble affair has created the greatest excite-
ment at Akron and the mystery surround-
her object in committing such an act,
makes the case all the moro complicated.
She is in custody, but will not talk.
Woodstock. Ont., Nov. 1. It is reported
todny that Birchall has given up all hope i
of a commutation of his sentence. That i
uoes uoi prevent, una, uowever, irom ap
pearing to enjy life well. It is also re
ported that tho crown contemplates au
iTivAticTiit inn !i tj Mif mnnnpr In u?liifh
-mrrhnii nt. th "rinlnnpl" ipttr ami..-.
gied 0ut of jail. Mrs Birchall received, a
day or two ago, another alleeed confession,
this time from a lady in the United btates,
who said she had shot Benwell. To judge
from the style of the letter, it was evi
dently sent by a lunatic.
A PREACH ER'SXIVELY WEEK.
Chattanooga. Tenn., Nov. 1. So far
this week J. F. Conyer, a colored minister
in this city, who also runs a saloon, has
had a lively record. Sunday morning he
preached; bunday alternoon he had his
whisky mill in full blast; Sunday night his
!,; AlLof.M. MnnTinV Tffrnvn ,h wL
his presence; Monday afternoon he broke a
nnrirnT" irnrvk-wi n innn iti rri notifi irt i
i!K?.e-t-Hl5.nSS W'SHK !
night there was a lively row in his place;
Tuesday he fired at a man, and Wednesday
he was oeiore tne recorder.
A STOLEN WILL.
LONDON, Nov. I. A short time ago
Signora Aldimira Meis, a very wealthy
Italian lady, died, leaving, according to
her own promise and the testimony of per
sons who witnessed her will, the sura of
5,000,000 lire to the pope. Her relatives and
'ifaPiy"!.0 tbe ?risinaI 5toS-i .itlocVnp. Zml ot "553 rs Zt
forthcoming and dilligeut March for It
since has been fruitless.
In the absence of the will the entire es
tate reverts to the state and it is freely
charged that the document has been stolen
by persons acting for the crown in order to
deprive the pope of his legacy. The affair
has created a great deal oi excitement and
will probably be heard of in the courts.
The persons who witnessed the will a I
The persons who witnessed the will are
ready to testify that they were made aware
of the contents of the document before
Washington, Nov. l. Ivin Petroff, who
superintended the census enumeration of
Alaska, has arrived in Washington, and Is
busily engaged on bis report.
"The counting of the people Is over
with," said Mr. Petroff, "but all the re
turns are not yet in, and some will be de
layed till next spring. A portion of the
returns were not returner! owing to the
failure of the revenue vessels to stop for
them, as was expected, and those ot the
far interior require a long time for trans
mission to the coast. Facilities for travel
are the very worst; even the mails depend
on pedestrians and canoe.
"I employed enumerators who had lived
long in the country, and understood the
language of the natives. From the data at
my command I estimate tho wboie popula
tion to be between 25,000 and 33.000. about
oae-seventh of whom are white people."
AN EMBEZZLER CAUGHT.
Omaha, Neb.. Nov. L John W. Yardley,
the cashier of the Canadian Express coot
pany. of 3Iontreal, who disappeared la
September last with a lot of the compaay's
money, has been arrested here by a detec
tive of the American Security company. f
lNew York City.
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
Washington. Nov. L The following
Kansans were cranted pensions today:
Original invalid Samuel H. Rankin,
Askansas City; James M. Keece, Sego;
George G. Patterson, Hugoton; Henry
Increase Gnier Sutton. Stafford; Ira A.
Tifield, Pomona; W. A. Seymour, Reece;
W. B. Owens, Grinnell; JR. Hitchcock,
Great Bend; J. L. Sumner, Westfield;
George Ousterhout. Muscotah; George W.
Carnell, Bunker Hill; James K. Bailey,
Pomona: Samuel M. Hall, Nickerson;
Adam Diller, Clay Center; Alexander M.
Schmitzer, Hutchinson; William Mc
Keever. Holton; B. Williams, McPherson;
A. C. Moore, Topeka: William F. Harri
gan, Bartlett; Amos Sloelth, Birdnest.
Reissue .Joseph P. West Fontana; J.
T. Smith, Edmond; George Coy, Chutopa;
J. A. Tbarp, Peabody; J. S. Sbirlev, Lu
cas; A. J. Springston, Galena; E. B. Se
Reissue and increase L. S. Wyatt, Ar
kansas City; M. Dyer, Independence; M.
Huston, Belle Plaine.
Original widows, etc. Francis L.
Mitchel. former widow of E. Vestal, Wnt
erville; E. J., widow of John Fitch, West
phalia; minors of Easley Vestal, Water
ville; Abgill, widow of John W. Welch,
Erie: Saupta, widow of Jesso Y. Smith,
Special Dispatch to tho Dally Enie.
Dighton, Kan., Nov. 1. An immense
Republican rally was held here today at
the opera house. Nearly every voter in
the county was preent. Conservative
estimates place the crowd at 500. The
multitude was addressed by Lieutenant
Governor Riddle, Cant. Coan, Hon. W. C.
Edwards and Hon. Milton Brown.
Tne enthusiasm was unbounded, and
the entire Republican ticket will be elect
ed. Many Democrats are openly support
ing the Republican ticket. CoL Hallowell
is sure to carry this county.
One Dodge made repeated interruptions
when Mr. Brown wan makiug tho closing
speech, on the sliver question mid Ingalls.
A running debate was kept up, and Mr.
Dodge and his chimerical doctrines wore
literally routed and exposed, s.; that the
discomfited Dodge beat a precipitated re
treat from the sceno, aud this discussion
has made us many votes.
Tho immense crowd had a free dinner.
Martial music and gleo club and tho
enthusiasm made it resemble tho cam
paign of a year when the voters were "on"
instead of off.
A STEAMER ON FIRE.
NewYohk, Nov. 1. At 10:10 tonight
fire was discovered in tho hold of tho now
iron Mallory steamship, Leon, which had
arrived this morning from Galvostou.
Tex., with a crew of sixty-five- men and
sixteen passengers, and n cargo of 5,500
bales of cotton. First aud second officers,
James Riley and Henry T. Carr, were
alarmed by tho ringing of lire bells and
they hurried the only females on board,
Mrs. Riley, wife of First Officer Riley, and
her two daughters, ashore, and took them
to tho United States hotel. Seven
lire engines were soon pumping
water into the burning hold, which
was like a raging furnace. At midnight
it wsis decided to scuttle tho burning ves
sel just where she was berthed alongside
the pier aa the fire could not be otherwise
controlled. It was reported that ono of
the crow was on board the vessel, but this
report could not be confirmed.
THE CINCINNATI MUDDLE.
Cincinnati, Nov. I. The board of city
affairs went to the office a little earlier
than tho usual time for meeting this morn
ing. They were accompanied by the may
or. The office was locked and only clerks
within. To tho request of tho mayor to
open the door, a refusal was given. Tho
mayor directed an officer to force an en
trance. Three kicks from a-policemuu'a
brogan opened tho door. An inner door,
also locked, was opened by scLding a man
through tho transom. Tho board Mien
elected a new clerk, and discharged an as
sistant who refused to give up tho look of
minutes. President Reemlin of the old
board, camo in later, and began to raise
objections to the action of tho board, but
when Mayor Mosby told him ho had no
r ght to interfere with business ho left
tho room. The other membors of the old
A STABLE SOLD.
Linden Park, N. J., Nov. L The stable '
of Messrs. Berlyo fc Littlelield was dispos- I
ed of today in tho paddock at the race ,
inieh.. nummary oi saie: at. januw, ;
ch. c., 3 years old, by Imp. St. BInize, dam
Imp. Nellio James; to J. II. Jeficoti. $2,32fi.
My Fellow, ch. g.. 4 years old, by Mellow
craft, dam Dixetta; to E Higgins, $3,0.7).
Lady Reel, b. f., 4 years old, by F
craft, dam Maggie Gray; to Milt 1
$1,523. Paramettalmp, b. c., 4 years old.
b. a, -1 years old; to Maj. B. T. Thomas,
$2,000. Adventure, ch. c. 2 years old; to
George Wilson, $1,000. Miss Himyar, b. f.,
2 years old; to J. Littleflold, (bought iu)
51,500. Shamrock; to Fred Littlofleltl
A BIG BLAZE.
PEORIA, HI., Nov. L Iho buninos por
tion of the town of Chillicothe was al
most entirely destroyed by Hru bust night.
Tho fire originated in Hnncock's livery
stable, and spread rapidly in all directions.
The mayor ot this city was appealed to for
help, and in response a special train, with
fire engines, was dispatched to the pcene; !
out as mere were no means ol unloading,
the machinery could not be utilized. The
teleDh a&d toleDho. ofl cT
- .. . . f
humed. and an communication is cut ou
that t , imnoviblf to nht!n tfetniU
000, on which
there Is only a partial In-
THE CALDWELL DECISION.
TOPEKA. Kan., Nov. 1 The decision of
Judge Caldwell, of the United State cir
cuit court, handed down at Little Rock.
Ark., has created consternation among the
uniiiuaiiwuKBiiouwiiiiiHM my, awl Maye will deliver hU mwwwe to tluit
they are all closed today Lawyers hwe body as oon as they perfect an organlzo
scftm ti think that th iIhSmuui ruit. an .. m .! ...
tomed to annlv to the United Stats rii.
trict court in thw city for that purpose.
THE RECORD BROKEN.
NEW York. Nov. 1. Tin,, first athletic
meeting held in the new Madison Square
garden was that of tonights whoi the
f"taiMaB Athletic club and banford
rrier. of Maacbjrter. England, gave
a joint emnmion. une or tint tuiags that
the fpectators looked forward to was the
effort of Lather IL Carrey, of Princeton,
to beat tbe record. He ran from Um
scratch in tbe nr trial heat of the 79
yards in $ seeoads, tans breaking the
world's record of V t-6.
London, Nov. L Corameatiag on the
Bbring jea matter tbe Tiumm say: V
think the question of mare ciatmem whieh
Mr. Blaine appears to dartre to throw into
the background, must be dealt with before
progress Is possible. Whea that qeottioa
is settled, England will be perfectly ready
to co-operate with Axaenca la de&Iiag
with Bearing sea marauders."
ROME. Nov. 31. The ItaUa rAa.Ha that
tbe Italian coomiI geaeral ia Aaerka has
Mat a mcinomodata to the chamber of
commerce, which is intended to correct
erroneous stateavats made try tbe Europe
an preset on the effects of the MaKlsiey
law. The coaxal geaeral declares that the
sew law i favorable to Itatiaa latent-!
and will lead to a Braked iacraajie ia Ii
aly's trade with the Uaifcl State.
Nrw Hatxx. Cobb., Nor. L Oovemor
David B. HU1 dowd the Democratic cam
paign tn tbb aate in a pech la tWa ttsy
tosigbt. Tbe ha!! wa crowded
MATTERS OF INTEREST TO THE
PEOPLE OF THE TERRITORY.
General Mcrritt's Summary of the
Financial and Material Con
dition of the Settlers.
The Establishment of a New Post in Easy
Beach of the Indians Recommended
The Cattlemen Clearing Out.
A Dearth of News Caused by the Adjourn
ment of the Lawmakers to Go Home
to Vote The Gold Excitement in
the Chickasaw Country
Guthrie Sooiety Notes.
Washington, Nov. 1. Brigadier Gen
eral Merritt, commanding the department
of the Missouri, in his annual report,
speaking of affairs in Oklahoma, says that
tho cattlemen show no disposition to
violate the conditions governing i heir stay.
Affairs in tho territory havo been exceed
ingly quiet. Owing to tho hcvere drought
the past season, the corn crop has in many
sections been an almost total fniluro, and
the farming industry not having b-en suf
ficiently organized to Insure tho planting
of staples which are most productive in
that country as wheat and cottonther
is considerable destitution among the ikkv
ple in the country districts, ami aid will
have to be extended to about one-third of
In view of tho abandonment of Forta
Ellis and Gibson and Little Rock barracks,
Gen. Merritt ys it is important that n
post for at least ten companies should bo
established near St. Louis. Tho reserva
tion of Jefferson barracks naturally sug
gests itself as the proper location for Bitch
lo.st. The recent anticipated troubles tn
the Chickasaw country illustrated tho
necessity of having troops for umi in tho
Indian territory at some such point as
this. Gen. .Merritt also recommends that
additional accommodations at Fort Reno
Imj provided for two troops of cavalry.
Tho garrison at Fort Sill should lw re
duceu as soon as possible; but this is not
now practicable with the limited barrack
and quarters in tho department. Thorn
has been a decrease in the number of
desertions, and, says Gen. Merritt, every
thing leads to the hope that the moans
taken to combst this evil by congress and
the war department, will in nuothvr year
mitigate, if they do not wholly remove, a
crime which has been so wrious to thu
army and tho country.
Special DMpatch to tba Dally Eata.
Guthiuk, Ok., Nov. 1. Kvorythlng la
quiet lu Guthrie. Tho legislative halls
are deserted and tho membera havo flown
to tho relief of their rospectivo parties.
The school bill still hangs fire in tho coun
cil. "Until tho roaasembling of the legis
lature thoro will bo. littlo of special in
terest. C. P. Dresser of Chicago, correspondent
of several cistern papers, In in town.
KOCHm N0TH8. h-
Mrs. F. B. Lillie is stranding a few days
The family of Mr. J. W. McNcnl arrived
and aro occupying their pleasant now
homo on Academy Hill.
Mrs. H. J. Whitley is the guoat of Mn.
Mrs. Win. F. Wolfs Is up from Okla
homa City, visiting tho family of hor hoix.
Mrs. Newman, of Emporia, Kau., in tho
guest of her Mister, Mrs. Harry I. Clark.
Mr. J. M. Ragsdalo. of tho Commercial
bank, and Mrs. McCormlck were married
last week. The wedding was very quiet,
only the Immediate relatives being present,
Tho Baptist ladlos had a plwuwnt meet-
mg at Mrs. Spencer's last Jfriday after
Mr. and Mrs. ('. Tl. Fltson hnvo a hand
some little son a week old at their home.
Chief Justice Green has gone to his homo
in Indiana for a few weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Waltc gave a Hnllown'en
party Friday evening hi honor of tbtdr
young daughter, MkM Klttlf. About thirty
young people were prooent, who danced
until a late hour, when a dainty Huppor
Akpmore, I. T., Nov. L Two weeks ago
the Anvil Rock Mining company Kent to
the mint at Trinidad, Colo., a quantity of
the quartz taken from their mines, for
unalysis. The returns received from tho
mint entimat'3 tho yield of uohi at from f 19
to f2(0 per ton. A large hod of leaf gold
ban lately txjen discovered in the tprrltflry
embrawjd in the cmpnv's chnrtr. Judgq
A. M. Uff brwigbt h bottkt of It to thi
city to tt its purity. It was put In nltrto
acid and laid nwny until this morning.
. r - . "
wlwn It was opened and found to tx tin
ntr! in ti.J ln.t. Th niJi mining
company, composod of Indians au buor
mnn and Deawon, Tex., capitalialM. was
organized here yfltrdny, attracted by tho
now celebrated Chicasaw gokl fllU.
THE CHEROKEE LEGISLATURE.
Tahleqiah, L T.. Not. L The Chero-
kee national council will oonvoae horn
nvt fitiinr Iti anntial '..i.fAn (iKmt
craal inLrat L thn ChemluvM. It Is
Mated here today tha. tho chtof will far or
a tittle of the Ctierok Strip la hn me
sage, a fid will urge the legislator to take
ftoms ilttfituU action in the maltr bsferit
Ihuy juffburH. II-wiR ai. that t Jm
cil d a delreattoo to Washington fltn
powd of Cbwrok atnAat to negotUHT aa
they may be infracted, whieh eaa bo
rolcSS citizen to ngotlAtr tt
does only by the people through the
A sotber question of Interest to tho Cher
okeeatprteet is that af collecting In
MHiie way the etmi-aanaal paymeat e:
l(,j0t'lduethe Cherokee aatloa by tb
Cherokee Lire Stock association for reat
of the Cherokee outlet. The association,
aa treated the Indiaas with perfeet con
tempt In a meetiag at Kaatas City a far
day sine- they instructed their treaurt
not to par the iteint-aaauAl paymear, but
failed to instruct him to notify the Chero
kee authorities to that effect, although
they hare bee reqaosted by the tnwutarer
of the Cherokee aatiOB to give aoUee what
tbey iateod to do ia regard to the nuttr.
Treasurer Itoss called oo Chief Maje a
few days ago aad adrtoed wtta ain a to
taking 1-gal step to compel the cattlemen
to make toe pay meat Mr Itoas U ot the
opinion that tbe eoiecOoa eaa be madn
under tbe terms of agreement betweea the
nation aad the eaulmea. Chief Maye
has a different idea of it, aad tn conversa
tion with the tteaserer he aaid: "Weil, if
they hare refOMsl to pay tu, watch
its a &Uied fact, then that ends the Blat
ter betweea u. but well har good
claim glnt the gofers meat." It taat
be rcMaeacber d that Chief Mayas aUeeded
a meeting of the Cherokee Strip Live stoolt
Mofctaiio& ia Caldwell. Kao.. only a snort
Ue aftsr he was ated Ut taa exeeaatro
ttuetor, and on that occasion was elected xt
aa honorary member of the ae-ocUdoa
la Chtakiag tb-m, he ah ! isiil Hick
to ye. If yon wftf sOcle to aae? Kowitis
eWdeotto the Caecvkees that be has a
09u deal of atfiMnrreftee tn bU makcap.