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&jzg&&&wpv?F!fi ?? V 5 35a?' Bsfigre UV"? --f" C- $ Kan Historical Soclf VOL. XX. XO. 78. WICHITA, KANSAS, THIERS DAY MQPXIXG FEBRUARY 15, 1894. WHOLE XO. 2608. WflgSWyiij II Pailii v ,s f S E NOYES & CO Lace Curtains. From Auction. Great Bargains. We have just received from auction a consignment of Lace Curtains, purchased very much below value. Notice the following prices: 50 Pairs Lace Curtains 49c Pair. 50 Pairs Lace Curtains 99c Pair. 50 Pairs Lace Curtains $1,25 Pair. 50 Pairs Very Heavy $1,50 Pair. "With Intermediate Prices up to $5.00. Parties interested should examine this stock. They cannot be duplicated after this lot has been disposed, of. S. E. NOYES & CO 120 Kortli Main Street ThuRday Fnj'5 ? V To-DAY the Transm ississippi Congr jress meets in ban rran- cisco, ai. This will be the largest gathering ever held on the Pac ific coast. Governor W. J. Mc Connell of Idaho will preside and the delegates have been appointed by the Governors, County Judges, Mayors of cities, commercial bodies and transportation companies of the far western states. The Golden Gate will be crowded ivith strangers during the Con gress. Our store will also be crowded vith buyers of our elegant made Suits to order. Special sale on $1.00 and Neckwear at oSc. (DC T.B.GLOSSER, Tailor and Furnisher 14 j North Main St. Do you want to save money'? If tou do, buy a pair of those 5 Pants for 2.50 at the Gol den Eagle. See display in the Center window. ElectncityiFree ! We Mill send our UKETHKAL VI TALIZE1I Irer, for out wotk's trial, to anyone MiflVviug lroni t IfliONlC SIXl'AL DltoEASK. .Soah-d book lrce. Send for particulars, to Boyd's Electro-Mtd-ci Vual'zr Co. Lock Box 527. Wieliita, Kansas. (Western Ollloe.) Qr Call on Dr. U. Y. ll'jd, 153 Xorili .Main M. , T5" If i l zm -; . m id a i s -n.- THE COLORADO LEGISLATURE. DEN'XER, Feb. 14. Both bouses of the legislature today adopted a resolution asking the state's representatives in con gress to try to obtain for tbe state the title to Twin Lakes, and to urge an ap propriation for tho construction of a dam there to secure water for irrigation. The members of the legislature today received an invitation from the directors of the Midwinter fair to visit that ex position. It is understood that if satis factory rates can be had from tho rail roads, both houses will go on the excur sion immediately after the final adjourn ment. The senate this evening passed the eight hour bill. This is the fir.st measure that has gone tniough both branches of the legislature at the extra session, which I ha" already continue! over n month. .Weak Kidneys Sharp, shooting pains, back ache, side ache, chest pains and palpi tation relieved in One Minute by the Crri cura Anti-Pain Tes ter, the first and only pain-killing plaster. It restores vital electricity. and hence cures ner vous pains and mus- cular weakness. Price: 15c; five, $1.00. At all druggist or by mail. Potter Drug amj Chkm. Corp., Bostoa. AT THE- HEAD To Stay. Barnes ANewcomb Popular ATusic Dealers. 407 E DOUGLAS. I allow no one to undersell me. If you want tailor made clotbe3 come and see what I will do , f or you. k SWAB. THE TA1L0E. ' 13S X. Main. , Opera Houe Rlcck. Kingman. Knns . i HOTEL Ml XSWICK. "' The only nrst-cla- hotel in the city, with all modern improvements-. Cuasiue nusnrpaed. Free bsek from all traiu Fine sample room. Rate.-: 12 per day. coil J. J. BLACEWEU, Prop rM J -iBi. rtVJ 'vi LOBBYISTS ON DECK RAILE0AD ATT0BNEY3 HGHTING THE STKIP DEPOT BILL Senator Martin Drags Into the Debate the States' Bights Chestnut as the Basis of His Opposition "Sil ver Dollar" Bland's Bill in Danger of Being Talked to Death in the House. The Fight Against Peckham Cap ital Notes. Washington, Feb. 14 The entire time of the senate today vras consumed in the discussion of the house bill to compel the Reck Island Railway company to stop its trains at the new towns of Enid and Round Pond in Oklahoma territory. The measure is especially championed by Mr. iierry of Arkansas, and is provoking great attention, as some of the Democratic senators see in the proposed exorcise of cougressional control a usurpation of states' rights. No action was reached on the bill, but a vote will probably be taken tomorrow. Mr. Martin, in opposing the bill, de clared that it was a violation of Demo cratic doctrines; that the legislature of Oklahoma had ample power to deal with the subject, and that congress should not interfere. He was not a friend of rail roadsin fact, they had always opposed him when he was a candidate for office but he did not believe in violating the tenets of his faith because a railroad would thereby be compelled to do a thing which the territorial legislature has the full power to compel it to perform. Mr. Allen followed Mr. Martin. He favored tbe bill. "It is proper," he said, "that the people of the country should know that tbe agents and attorneys of the corporation are invading the .capitol, try ing to influence legislation. They are in the committee rooms, the senate lobby and in the senate galleries. It is costing the railway more money to fight this bill than it would to establish depots and stations in all the towns." Mr. Peffer thought that congrees should exercise the power of compelling the rail road to establish the depots, as it will be nearly a year before the territorial legisla ture will be in session. He believed, bow ever, that tbe bill should be amended. Mr. Call favored the bill, and made a long speech, denouncing railroad corpora tions in general. Pending i he discussion of the bill, the senate at 4:20 o'clock p. m., ou motion of Mr. Blackburn, went into executive session. At 5:05 o'clock p. m. the senate ad journed, HOUSE. Washington-, Feb. 14. All efforts to acree upon the time for closing the debate upon the Bland bill have so far failed, and the debate is still proceeding without limit The opponents of the measure have decided that they will insist upon a quorum of the advocates of the measure being present at every stage of the pro ceedings hereafter, so that a motion to close the debate will require a quorum of those who are in favor of it. As there aie many niembeis absent, it will probably require two days at least, to secure tho at tendance necessary to bring the bill to a vote. Tomorrow it is Mr. Bland's intention to more to close debate, and, as this motion will probably develop the lack of quorum, he will then offer a resolution to bring in absentees. A quorum favoring the bill be ing had, if necessary a special order would be brought iu to bring the measure to a finnl vote. The Democrats who are leading the op position still insists that the bill can be beaten, but Mr. Tracey, the floor leader of the opposition on the Democratic side, frankly confesses that he believes that the bill will pass if it reaches a vote. Tbe de bate today was without incident of note. Mr. Walker of Massachusetts declared that the world's business was douo upon the basis of the world's standard of value gold. Silver, so far as its value as inter national exchange was concerned, must always be measured by its bullion value in gold. The silver coinage forced by the Democratic party has cost the country $400,000,000 in indirect taxation. Mr. Walker then proceoded, under a running fire of questions, to argue that it was better to issue bonds than to pas such a bill as the pending measure. He read an alleged quotation from Mr. Bland's speech, to demonstrate, as he said, that the result of the limitation of silver coinage would bo the debasement of the value of silver and the depreciation of the silver dollar. Mr. Bland attempted to deny the cor rectness of the quotatiou, but Mr. Walker refused to yield. He went on to call atten tion to Mr. Johnson's statement, that legal tender paner or gold was being re fused at the treasury for silver certificates. The moment silver certificates no longer were interchangeable with gold or gold obligations, said be, the latter would go to a premium ot oz l-iu cents. Mr. Sweet of Idaho followed, with an argument iu support of the bill, and made a strong appeal iu favor ot tree silver. Mr. Bowers of California also supported the bill. Mr. Brosius of Pennsylvania argued against thb bill. "This bili," he said, "is the financial honor of the couutry being put up at auction, to enable it to pay its debts." Mr. Rawlins, the delegate from Utah, supported the bill, with a general argu ment in favor of free coinage. Without concluding his speech, Mr. Rawlins yielded for a motion that the com mittee rise. Mr. Fithian, at this juncture, rose to a personal explanation in regard to a state ment made by Mr. Hunter early in the day. The question at issue was how Mr. Hunter had voted on the proposition to place agricultural implements on the free list and to increase the dnty on diamonds. Mr. Fithian said that he was present on the day when the vote upon tne proposi tion to increase the duty on diamonds was takeu, and he had a keen personal interest in knowing how Mr. Huuter had voted. He had noticed that he voted against the increased duty on the rising vote. Certain members, whose honesty and trnthfuluess he did not questiou, bad signed certain statements, which were read bj Mr. Huufer earlv in the day, to the effect tht he bad vote'd for the increased duty. Ho believed they were mistaken. "As there is a God in heaven," said he, "and as I stand here a living, breathing man, he voted as I state he voted." He was willing to concede that perhaDs Mr. Hunter bad voted under a misappre hension. At the conclusion of Mr. Fithian's state ment the bouse, at T:30 o'clock, adjourned. THE LAND-GRANT ROADS. Washington. F-b. 14. Tne .-eua:e com mittee on Pacific railro ids was in se-aiou todav, and continued the hearing iu the interest of the Union Pjcific bouduoldt-rj which was begun yesterday. Mr. Bois- sevain nnd bis attorneys explaiutd their proposition for an extension of time for the oayraent of the government indebted ness and answered inny questions put by the members of the committee. At the conclusion of the day's meeting a member of tho committee stated that sat- isfactory progress had been made, but that the importance of the question was such that some time must 'necessarily elapse before an understanding' could Lie reached, ? The house committee on public lands voted today to favorably report the bill of Representative Hartnian of Montana, for determining the title to mineral lands in Montana and Idaho within tbe limits of tbe land grants of the Northern Pacific railroad. Under this bill -commissioners are to be appointed by the president, to examiue and classify, as soon, as possible, all the lands withiu" the grants with re gard to their mineral character, and to re ject all claims which are made, or may be made hereafter, on behalf of the Northern Pacific ou mineral lauds, exclusive of coal and iron property. Tne action of the commissioners is to be final. THE HAWAIIAN INQUIRY. Washington, Feb. 14. The senate com mittee on foreign relations held a meeting today. Chairman Morgan asked for a meeting of the sub-committee which had tbe Hawaiian subject under consideration on Saturday next, wbeu he may be able to present a rough draft of the report that he has been preparing upon tbe investigation. If tbe report should be such fiat all the members of tbe sub-committee can accept it, it is possible that the full committee will follow this course, and thus dispose of the question, 'so far the committee is concerned, at an early day. If a minority report should be made necessary by con flicting views, as seems probable, there would be some delay. The testimony will not be made public until the report is agreed upon, or possibly not until it is sent to the senate. GOLD PRODUCTION. South Africa Bapidly Overtaking: other Countries. all Washington', Feb. 14. The returns received at tbe treasury department show that the American gold output for 1893 will reach the almost unprecedented amount of $37,000,000, an increase over 1892 of $4,000,000. In Colorado the output has increased from $3,000,000 in 1S92 to $5,000. 020 in 1S93, while the gains iu other gold producing sections are unusually large. The Australian production will carry the production of tbe world, it is thought, to $150,000,000, which is an increase of fl2, 000,000 for the year. With one or two exceptions this is the largest output ever known. The gold fields of South Africa seem to be rapidly taking the place of the California and Australian fields nnd are the bonanza finds of the present decade. Reports from the Witwatersraiidt region alone .show a total product for 1893 of 1.47S.476 ounces of ore, yielding a product of icfiued gold of a value in excess of $25,000,000. Tha produc' tion in this region is increasing at an as tonishing rate, and South Asnca bids fair during the present year to push her way to the bead oi tne list of gold produciug countries. The figures for 1S92 put Australia at the head of the list, witu a productiou of $33, 870. SOO; the United States second, at $33, 000.000; Russia third, at $24,800,200, and Africa fourth, at $23,700,600. The full re turns from South Allien for 1893 will prob ably show a productiou in excess of $30, 000,000, which will forca her into third place. It the increase continues, she will pass Russia during 1894, and will bebeiten in the United States iu aggieg'tte produc tion only by means of a laige increase in this country. The production ot silver, according to the reports received at the mint, has been falling off dining the past year, and will not exceed $175,000,003 in coiuicg value for 1S93. As the coiuiug value'iswiovr more than twice the inarKet value, the actual mercantile value of the silver mined would drop below $90,000,000. DhN'VEfi, Feb. 14. Today's purchases of gold at tbe Denver mint were &15.000, the lurgest iu one day since the mint was opened. The total for rhe month to date is $158,000, against $81,000 for the entire mouth of February last year. THE WILSON BILL. Washington, Feb. 14. Senators Vest, (Arkansas), Gorman, Rauson and Cockrell were iu confeience today in the room of the senate committee on appropriations. They called iu other Democratic senators for consultation. The senators who took part in the conference were exceedingly uncommunicative concerning the proceed ings, but it-is knowu that they had under consideration the Democratic policy with reference to tho tariff bill, and that the sugar schedule engaged the greatest share of their attaution. Their efforts were in the direction of harmonizing the Demo cratic party, and, while no decision was reached, it is believed by those well in formed that the conference is likely to re sult in the placing of a duty of a ceut a pound on sugar. A large delegation from the Textile Workers' association of Philadelphia, un der the guidance of Representative Har mer, visited tbe capitol today, and made an unsuccessful effort to secure a hearing before the sub-committee of the senate committoe on finance. They plead not only for an increase of duties, but for a change from an ad valorem to a specific duty, asserting that ou account of the fraud made possble by the former system, it was but little if any better than free trade. THE FIGHT AGAINST PECKHAM. Washington, Feb. 14. Senator-elect McLauriu of Mississippi is expected to arrive tomorrow, and it is said that he will take his seat and be sworn iu iu time to participate in the executive sessiou to morrow. His vote will either be for or against the nomination of Mr. Peckham. He professes to not know just bow he ex pects so vote, but the opponents of con firmation are very hopeful of securing his assistance. Those who know him best fcuy that his vote will, in all probability, be controlled by the showing chat will be made as to Mr. Peckoam's consistency as a Democrat. The friends of Judge Peckham assert that Seuator George's change to Mr. Peck ham's support with have a strong influ enca witn Mr. McLaurin. Ordinarily no much importance would not be attnehed to the vote of any one senator, but the leaders on both sides of the Pecham con test are so nncertaiu as to tbe result, and so anxious about it that they are straining every effort to hold what they have ana gain all that may be possible. Senator Pugh.chairmau of the judiciary committee. ia:d late this afternoon 'tat he believed the majority against IV kh ttn would be from four to eight. Otbir op ponents of confirmation profess to 13 equally hopeful, but they did not ubue their vigilance. THE RIKER PETITION. Washington, Feb. 14. Carroll L. RIker of Chicago this afternoon presented an amended petition to Judge Bradley of the district conrt for a mandamus to compel Secretary Carlisle to allot him a portion of the $53,000,000 bond lon. In h.s peti tion filed today Mr. Rifcer says that since filing tbe original petition he uas learneu ;nat nis oiu was lower than mnv of those whin bids were, accepted; but he insists that J the secretary's discretion as to tbe accept- . anc- or non-acceptance of proposals mut ! partnership with F ?.L Falkern, wtiose be a reasonable one, exercised upon iegal ; fin? ba'ldfng Is occupied by a big stock. aid snnicient grounds, and cannot be ex- ' M. ILisdali new 24x30 too', bmJdiac erciied to t ne extent of not even consider- j i encloed ami will soon bs ready for oc ing the offers made by him because hi3 cupaucy by Hrmoa Sc Co. of Lyons. wfa financial .ttandiug. as atattd to tbe board j will come about Marca 1. with a$"4j,W0 of trade, gave no ground to believe that he would be able to ccmplete his subscrip tion. Judge Bradley took the petition nnder 1 advisement. BEBING SEA AGAIN BOTH PARTIES TO THE ARBITRA TION TREATY DISSATISFIED. England Endeavoring to Secure a Modification of the Sealing Regu lations Adopted at Paris The Canadian Poacuers and the Jforth. American Com pany Stirrisg Up the Diplomats of Lon don and Wash in g t o u. Washington, Feb. 14. The sober second judgment of both parties to the Bsring sea arbitration discloses the fact that the agreement reached by the arbitrators is not exactly satisfactory to either the United States or Great Britain. It appears, however, that the dissatisfaction is based upon matters of detail, rather than upon any objection to the broad principles upon which tbe arbitration was based. These matters are now the cause of some concern to the two nations, and for months past there has been much correspondence and many personal interviews between Secre tary Gresham and Sir Julian Panncefote and Minister Bayard and Lord Roseberry with a view to their adjustment. Seuator Morgan, who was one of the arbitrators in behalf of the United States, has also been frequently consulted by the state depart ment officials in the effort to clear up certain cloudv points in the agreement. One of the flaws which Mr. Gresham is said to have found iu the agreement is a failure to provide penalties for infractions of its provisions and as it would be of little avail to capture pelagic sealing vessels, only to have them turned loose again on tbe seal herds as soon as the case could be brought before the court, tho secretary is trying to have thi defect remedied. The United States is unable to punish sealers brought before its courts, but the Canadian law is as defective, aud thus au inter national agreement is desirable. The Canadians also have a cause of com plaint. They appear to have discovered at this late day that a rigid enforcement of the articles of agreement would destroy their real fishing industry. They have brought great pressure to bear upon the British foreign office, with the result that Sir Julian Pauncefote is now laboring strenuou&ly to mitigate tbe misfortune of the Canadiaus by securing a considerable restriction of the closed zone arouud the seal islauds, within which seals may not be taken by vessels, aud a shortening of the closed seasou, which now extends from the first of May until tlie last of August. In this effort tbe British miuister is using facts produced by the Canadians to show that au abatement of the rigor of the arti cles of agreement ou tbe lines indicated is unlikely to result in a depletion of the seal herd ou the islands. Necessarily some time is required to complete the negotiations, and, pending their conclusion, the British government is making an effort to secure a renewal of the modus viveudi under which opera tions iu the seal waters were governed last your. ' But this suggestion has furthoc compli cated the subject, as it touches tbe rights, uuder their leas;, of the North American Commercial company. Uuder the fundus viveudi this company was permitted to take only 7,500 seals last year, aud was thereby deprived of a large income that might have been realized uuder the terms of their lease, besides being put to heavy expense to feed the uatives of the seal ihlauds, who subsist upon the rookeries. So the company has entertained an ener getic protest against the reuewal of the modus, and in thW they are not without sympathy at the state department, as the renewal would subject our government to the loss of the revenue derived from tho takiug of skin, to an obligation to assist in the maintenance of the natives! and also because of a disagreeable clause in the modus permitting the residence on tbe seal islands of two British inspectors. This last feature is found objectionable, not so much from any fear of irregularities that might be discovered, but because of its unpleasant suggestion of lack of confidence in the integrity of our treasury agents. In addition to these objections, the lessees of the islands have declared that Uuder the modus the pelagic sealers managed to take 109,000 skins last year, while they were limited to 7,500. Meanwhile there is need lor a speedy agreement of some kind, as is evidenced by the frequency ot Sir Julian Paunce fote's visits to the state department, and the fact that already a nnmber of sealing vessels are reported to have cleared for the sealing waters, and are consequently almost beyond the reach of proper notice ot a change of regulations. CONFIRMATIONS. Washington, Feb. 14. The senate, in executive session today, made public the following confirmation: Tbomas B. Ferguson of Maryland, to be envoy extraordinary aud minister plenipotentiary to Sweden and Norway. John Barret of Oregon, to be minister and consul general to Slam. Consuls Thomas It, Jernlgan of North Caroline, at Pornambuco, Brazil; Dela ware Kempes of Virginia, at Amoy, China; Arthur Decima of California, now vice cousut at Mazatlau, to be consul. Registers of land offices Louis Davis, at Perry, O. T.; John D. Bryant, at Las Cruces, N. M. Receivers of pnblic moneys Vincent Ij. Snelling, at Likeview, Oregon; James P. Ascarto, at Las Cruces, N M. Army First Lieutenant Luigi Loma, Fifty artillery, to be captaiu; Second Lieuteuant Johu D. Miley. Fifth artillery, to be first lieutenant; First Lieutenant Carver Howland, Fourth Infantry, to be captain, Seconil Lieutenant Stephen M. Hackuey, Sixteenth Infantry, to be first lieutenant. PROGRESS OF PONCA CITY. FONCA ClTT, O. T., Feb. 14. Special. Ponca City is preparing for a big spring business. Several large brick-makiug es tablishments are under way, and already nearly lOQOfift brick have been contracted for use iu this city alone. Oar brick makers will supply other cities as welL Good Ice can be had on Turkey creek now, and arrangements are being made to atorea large amount of it for use next summer. We have a snre-enongh Uncle Sam's postofSce now, and it is greatly appreci ated by farmer in thU part of the coun try, who come here for their mall, which arrives and dtpart four times daily. Tbe snow has brought out the sleighs. Nearly every buggy in town is cow on runner. F L. Kirkbrlde & Co. is the Ktyle of a new firm on We Grand avenue. Mr. KirkbnJe has rccentlv brought a large stnek of dry goods boots and shoes, etc. f-om Burlington. Kin . nud formed stock of general mercband. W. M. Rndult has soid his grocery stock toT. W. iUrtlett, wiio iri!I M jt ; his nlredy extf aMv- toc In his Urge ?r- foot front csem boss: tilozz. THE ANTI-PASS AGREEMENT. DENNER, Feb. 14. In regard to the re port from Chicago of the collapse of tbe anti-pass agreement, and the probability of a war iu freight rates in consequence. President Jeffrey of the Denver aud Rio Grande denies that the responsibility rest npon his compauy. He declares that un charges, public or private, against the Denver and Rio Grande management are unwarranted and untrue, and are made for the purpose of covering up the decep tions and bad faitn cf competitors, or else to seemingly afford a pretext for their dis regarding the agreement as to free trana. portatiou which thev have entered into. KANSAS ClTV. Feb. 14. Some days ago the Santa Fc railway company announced that stockmen in chargv of cattle might ride ahead of stock trains ou passeuger traius, so as to provide for the care of thsir stock m advance of its arrival. Th is order was mod Ified today, so as to apply only to men iu charge of stock shipped from Ari zona aud New Mexico. THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI CONGRESS Another Batch of Resolutions Offered, And Referred. SAN Fi:ANCI5CO, Feb. 14. In the Trans- ) mississippi cougress today, resolutions that the improvements on the waterways of tbe west should be pushed to comply tion, that the passage of tha Wilson bill should be defeated, aud that tbe repeal of the Sherman law was a commercial neces sity, were offered. Mr. Gilrow of Wash ington read a resolution, favoring river and harbor improvements. These were referred, after discussion, as also wc re resolutions offered by Mr. Estee of Cali fornia, calling for the construction of tbe Nicaragua canal, and a uuutber ot others on different subjects. Several resolutions demauding the immediate remonetization of silver at tbe rate of 16 to 1 were received with cheers. At the afternoon session the attendance was small, the attractions of tbe fair prov ing too much foe most of the delegates. Speeches iu favor of the free coinage of silver were delivered by Alexander Majors of Colorado, aud others. Senator Stewart was an iuvited guest at the dinner tonight. WATONGA NOTES. Watonga, C. T., Feb. 14. Special. Word has arrived from Howling Wolf's refuge that he is willing to surrender and abide by the laws of the white men, If Sheriff Wilson of this county will come after bim and secure him protection from a few ot our enraged citizeus. It will be remembered that Sheriff Wilson aud his deputies had to resort to tho tactics of our great retreating generals to elude the pur suit of some fifty would-be lyuchers as he escorted this outlaw to tho Kingfisher jail last summer. Howling Wolt bald, when confronted by Sheriff Jackson aud his de puties: "Maybe me go with; maybe me be killed. Me heap fraid. Me see what big chief at Watonga say." The people in the southeastern portion of our couuty are jubilant over the Choc taw railway extension from Fort Reuu to a point ou the Canadian river bottom, two miles east of Geary postoffice iu Blaine county. The road is to bo built to draw trade from the Cheyenne and Arapahoe country. This much of the iooked-for extension of that road seems to be as sured. The flouring mill committee of our board of trade reports that a gentleman from Missouri Streeter by name will suDply our demands in that direction this summer. The roller process will be used. A genuine metropolitan dancer, with a pure grizzly bear as chief performer graced our streets last week. M. P. McCoy is visiting his wife this week on their claim adjoining town. Sheriff Wilson returned from El Reno Inst Saturday in time to see two of our citizeus giving a can-can dance and a char iot race in our streets. They were cele brating the prospective appointment of tho other associate justice of Oklahomn. by Cleveland, in pure Democratic style. They will contribute to tbe common school fund of our county. Postmaster Bnrrel has equipped his of fice with a complete system ot the latest designed postoffice boxes. The whip-cracker portion ot Professor Hicks' storm pissed us not by; but seems to be fond of taunting our rosy cheeked girls by keeping them in doors from Sit- uruay nlgnt until the end hath not ar rived. OKLAHOMA CITY GOSSIP. Oklahoma Cm Feb. 14. Special. If vaiiety is the spice of lie, theu wo here iu this lovely climate surely have the spice. A few days ago, sowing oath, planting po tatoes, plowing right and left, blue bird", meadow iarks and other of the feathered tribe making all around vocal, warm lovely weather; then an old-fashioned thunder storm, followed by sleet, ami then suow, beautiful suow, and old Borea driving said snow until a fellow felt that even a wire fence was some shelter; today thaw ing, melting snow "gittiug" along. Amen. No more suow tbls spring, if you please; enough :s enough. Tbe verdict of tbe jury In the John Mil ligan (colored) murder case, of murder in tbe first degree meets with unanimous ap proval, and really hanging Is too good for such a brute. It is high time an examole was made, aud a stop put to this murder ing of people for a few dollars. .Sirs. Governor Stoue f.i mile west of cltyj was visited on Saturday night by tbe Iesttve burglar, and tne during robbers selected an assortment chicken, bacon, bams, oats, harness, horse, etc Tbe hired man found the doors open and the thieves vamosed. Itemedy: Lock all doors, from chicken house up to residence; have a small canine inside, a couple of six sbooterc, double-barreled shotgun, corn cutter, two hatchett, a good ax, and siep witb one ear aud one eye open Statehood sleeps and slumber'. A very extra lobby Is doing at the capital. How ever, if Hon. Sid Clark with his matchless statistics, and persuasive eloquence, can not accomplish the needed work, then all lobbies are useless, and better remain at home and chop logic and earn an honest living. BLACKWELL JOTTINGS. BI.ACKWELL. O. T., Feb. 14. Stxcial W. A. Bowen, postmaster, has sent In his resignation. Poor health is assigned as the reason, being very low with fever at present at his old heme in Greencastle, led. Work has begn on tbe new steel bridge across the Chikaskia on Eut Blackwcll avenue. A petition was preented to tbe City council on Tuesday, askiug that an elec tion be called for tbe purpose of voting bonds to build a water works tystem. Tae petition was referred to tbe Hn-iQOs com mitte. witb instructions to employ com peteat aid in estimating the probable cent. What might have been a yzj destruc tive fire was quickly checked bj a volno Mry bucket brigade. The fire originated by tbe dining-room girl putting goHne in a lighted gasoline stove. It was on the second floor of the Hotel BtAckrreU. The mail wu delayed from Sstarday until Monday by the aoir storm. EFFICIENCY NOT WANTED. Salt LaE. Ycq H Frank E. MsGar rio, wjo hi breo tier vSUi-l r-por.tr tie Tmrd district osurt Vm -, year, vu ruled vat at cropetuir rtamn tioo. beid to-iay fr tbe parpe of Htkuig a reappointment, for uo oiXcx r'awn, it U alleged, tba that he is Republican. H will contest the matter in tfr court. H efbcSccey Is o grtal that li is sd be wo-j:u v3iiT lt ees u UKSdcUVsr. FROM SIEE TO SIM BOMB-THEOWER BBET0BT IDE5TI TIED BY TEE POUOE His Father Dies iu Exile for His Part in the Outrages of the Paris Com mune Heury, Alias llrotou, a 3Iember of a Gaug Orgau ized in Loudon for tbe . Purpose of 3Iakiug JLife Uucertniu In Pari Minor Mention. A PARIS, Feb. 14. The identity of the-bomb-thrower is now proved. His nami is Emile Henry, aud he it n brother ot Fortune Heury. who i.. now undergoing t term of imprisonment at Clalrveaux for inciting to murder. Their father was a member ot the commune, and was sen tenced to deatu for beiug absent from court when his trial was c-illed. He hail fled the country, aud afterwards died in Spain. Henry remarked today thit. he alono wa responsible for the explosion iu th cafe, adding: "Vaillant was a child, to pus nails iu hi bomb in order to blow up tho bourgeois" Henry ssid that toero was better material than that to be bad, aud be was surprised that his bomb did not havo more effect than it did. It is reported that the prefect of police has received advices from the police of Loudon. to the effect that tho cxnloduu caused by Henry wns only a prt of a scheme which ho aud certain of lit.-, com panions had arranged Ixjfore- leaving Lou don. It was the intention, according to the London advices, to commit as many dutrges as possible. Tho prisoner, ac cording to the police, undoubtedly cutuu from Loudon, in compauy with three other Anarchists, aud the London police assert that they have information which lemN them to believe that Henry aud his ac complices, previous to leaving Euglanil hail planued, amoug other outrages out lined, to cause a terrible cxploslou in thn Paris onera house, which was to include, iu addition to the explosion of several bombs, the cutting off of tho gas supply. It was stated this afternoon iu the lobbies of tbe chamber of deputies that' the police, who have been on the trait of Henry's fellow couspirators, are now close- upon them, and that their arrest, withiu a very short time, will bo announced. " ' ANNIE PIXLEY'S WILL- Philadelphia, Feb. 14. Tho will of the ' late Auule Pixley Fulford, the actress, was probated here tod.iy. All her estate, real and personal, she bequeathes to her hus band, Robert Fulford, aud his heirs. Tha will makes the provislou lbnt,shoitld her husband die before her tl'J.OOO should In held iu truat for. her mother; W.000 eacli should be glveu to hor sisters, Alice and Lucy; $1,000 to her married sinter, Mr. McCrackeu. of Portland, Or , aud Id.OOO held in trust lor Heury McCrackeu, u nephew of Mrs. McCrackeu To n uleco In Canada is also left fC.000. Other relatives are numbered proportionately. Considerable money is left for charita ble institutions. An interesting feature iu tho will Is tha following: -.. "All tbe rest, residue and remainder ot my-"llt .Mai. and personal or mixed, whatsoever and wheresoever, I give, dcvlsd ami bequeathe unto the trustees of tho actors' fund, to bo ued by them for the purpose of maintaining and establishing in the city of Now York, or Its vicinity, a home wheru the children of actors aud ac tresses may be cared for and educated." The will is dated Juue 17, UTJ0. , THE LINSEED OIL TRUST. Chicago, Feb. 14. It was an angry crowd of stockholders which coufroatrd President Huston and hi board of direct ors today, at the annual meeting of tint National Linseed Oil cumpauy. Tno president rend a report, htwting that th-f hoard ot directors had decided to issuu f3.000.000 worth of 0 per cent, debuuttiro londs. the proceeds to be usd for the pur pose of supplying working capital, nnd ot retiring the Hosting debt, which win stated to have bi-en Kl.2S9.lli on July 3l. 1S9J. The financial part of tho report did not bring the condition of th- company dowu beyond Jul rUl, IW.'l. Attempts to elicit information in regard to its present financial status failed An attempt to ratify the rr port of President Eustou wan opposed strenuously, but later In the day the report was adopted by cctaiuatiou. Mr. Elision was re-elected prrnldtut. -anc a member ot tho board of directors. LINSE ACQUITTED. Salt Lakh, Utah. Fob I4 Sergesn Frederick Litis, of tbe Sixteenth regl ment. United States army, stutlouetl a Fort Douglas, was acquitted today of th( chargu of killing Joseph W. Ionard, an ex -soldier, at tiie fort, on June I2. Uu' -was tried by court martin! xubstquent to tbe killing ana wns nequlltesl. Edward C Sheffield, a private. jelntly iudictAU with Litis lor the mn otTar. was discharged, ou motion of the States attorney. United OIL AT NEODESHA. NEOPEfeHA. Kan.. Feb. 1L Of tb twenty or more oil wells drilled at tbls city. tb most promising yet developed was bot" yesterdny nfternrxin. Tli well is known as tbe KlmbslI No. 2, aud Is located a Ik. it 5 one mile northwest of thcity. It throw Ktre.im of od fully iventr-urefe:tht,iU Although previous "hooting" hiva oc curred In which as much forc was ex hibited, yet none of the wells hro throwa out as much ptro!eatn. its capacity biu estimated at iJ barrels a day Scientific American Says ' Artificial butters possess one insuperable superiority, in, that decomposition, through lactic fermentation, ts impossible." SILVER CHURN BUTTERINB is the only scientifically pre pared artificial butter. It fa sveet and always rcmalas sweet- Silver Churn trade mark on each wrapper of the genuine. ARMOUR PACKING GX Kansas City, II. S. 4. asastv - y?fcf&3Sfegfra SS&JEr,;-jL. ?- fefySfcrf trSife'A; ,- ".r vi& . -th."