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WICHITA. KANSAS, SUNDAY MOKNING, MAPCH 3 1S95.
THEY WILL ADJOURN
i'AlffSAS LEGISLATURE HAS HAD
ENOUGH FOB TWO YEARS.
NO RECESS WANTED
SOT LOVING LEGISLATION LESS BUT
THAT MEASURE SAFELY BURIED IN
THE COMMITTEE ROOM.
.Ju jcfcil Appointments Coufirmcu--Mattcr
oT State Printer's Fees-- Rohrbaugh
W ielrts the Gn elKantas News.
Topeka, March 2. (Special.) Sena
tor Forney of Sumner county originated
ft brilliant idea yesterday to the effect
that a recess of ten months be taken
by the legislature, Monday, instead
of an adjournment. His idea was that
if a, "recess was taken all the bills now
pending would not die as they would
by adjournment and would be ready
to act on at once, when the legislature
left off, when the special session con
enes next winter. The idea was re-
garded as an inspiration until some one
s-kPd whether milea-e could be receiv-
tl for comhiG- to Toneka amin next
v;"!iter to resume the session. Legal
a ithority was solicited from the attor
ney general and he decided that the
si ssion next winter would be a con
tinuation of the present session, if a
recess was taken, and hence mileage
could not be drawn by the members.
3t was promptly decided that an ad
journment and not a recess be taken.
HAD A I$I SCK.VHRXE.
Honse Presented a Crazy Scene at tho Open
ing of IJusiness.
Topeka, Kan., March 2. (Special.)
During the first hour of the morning's j
session the lower house presented a j
scene that reminded one ot a lunatic
asylum. It was the beginning of the
last day of the session, so far as the j
passage of house bills was concerned,
and every member awoke to a realiza
tion of that fact. Not a man was
therr scarcely who did not find some
ppt bill of his on the calendar about to
die, and the result was that when busi
upss began a hundred members were
on their fet howling for recognition
frcm the speaker in order to advance
their bills to third reading. As it was
impossible to consider only a limited
number of the bills during the day
the meml'ers got into such a wrangle
as to the merits and urgency of the
lespective bills that the scene resembl
ed that of an exciting crisis in the
Chicago board of trade. The speaker
wore off at least an inch of his gavel
i'i trying to restore order. After the
-era ml ile was 'over only six bills suc
ceeded in being pasted. The result
-as that about ninety men were hot
ard. remained in bad humor all day.
KILLED IN THE SENATE.
Congressional Apportionment Uuried in
the Committer lloom.
Topeka. Kan., March 2. ( Special.)
The house bill pased yrsterday ap
portioning the state into eight con
trressionai districts was brought up in
the senate this morning and promptly
l Jumper of Osage who sent it to the
hospital of the committee where it will
lie at 12 o'clock tonight. There is no
hopes for it.
THEY AUE ALL CONFIRMED.
Judicial Appointments AH Confirmed in
Topeka, Kan., March 2. (Special.:)
The appointments of appellate court
judges was taken up in the senate to
day and they were unanimous con
firmed on motion of Senator Dillard of
MAKES A SMALL UEDUCTJON.
Dill I'"aoi-.hly Itrportcd Cutting Down
Mate rrintrr'r. Fees Almut 12 Per Cent.
Topeka, Kaiu March 2 (Special.)
It was nearly 2 o'clock this morning
when the house of representaties ad
journed after discussing the bill regu
lating the affairs of state printer for
five hours. The intention was to kill
th bill with talk and delay, and the
scheme came very near ending success
ful. About a. m., however, the friends
of the bill rallied around it and on a
Toll call passed it through a committee
ol the whole. The bill does not effect
the high class printing very much and
cuts the remainder of the work from
tn to twelve per cent. It has a. good
feature, however, inasmuch as it con
stitutes a board to regulate the amount
and character of the work to be done.
The chief abuse In that department
was that the state printer printed all
kinds of slush without reference to its
.iluc to the public. There has been
uneful waste also. For instance the
fifty men in the senate have used SO.OOO
letter heads during thepast fifty days.
That is an average of 2.000 per each
man. or forty letters a day. The bill
has not gone to the senate yet and will
be defeated In that body or be set aside
for want of time to consider it.
JT CAME PAT'S WAY.
V, ichita Man Highly Honored ly the
Speaker of the House.
Topeka, Kan., March 2. (Special.)
-vi-.- RnM-hausrh was hisrhly honored
todav by being selected to preside as
speaker pro tern over the aelibera-
tions of the house. He handled the
business splendidly and was profusely
mpiimenlod. He is tne tmra mem- (
tl-at has been
akcr pro tern's
5r sent session.
wiio thi: Fi:t.Lcnvs akk.
X" s is the Vote by "Winch the "Wichita "or
m.il a Defeated.
T-pek;a, March ".(Special.) The fol
lo;;::? is the Vote on the proposition to
establish a state normal school at "Wich
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative
were: Aker, Allen, Andrews, Benenel,
Blair. Bone (of Clark) Bradley. Butler,
Caldwell. Campbell (of Doniphan), Can
non. Cl-andler, Co'e, Cnbbison. Denison,
Iix, Eckstein, Frazer. Glenn. Grimes,
Goodno, Haclcbush, Halliday, Hanna.
Keminger. Hill. Hollenbeak. Hopkins,
.Hunt. Kelly. Knipe, Lupfer, McKnlght,
Marshal, Mathews. Meredith, Moore,
Moss, Murphy, Xiswongher. Painter.
Eaemer, Remington, Rohrbaugh, Sheaf
or, Simons, Smith (of Sherman), Spick
jiall, Stromquist, Sutton, Tucker, "Wil
son (of Barber), Lobdell. Ayes 50.
Gentlemen voting in the negative were
Axelton. Baker, Bailinger. Barkley. Bar
r-ti, Beckman, Bender. Bone (of Craw
f .rd) Brown (of Crawford). Brown (of
Vratt) Bucklin, Byers, Campbell (of
f-tv-rd), Clark (of Linn). Clark (of
Tal:uct. Claycomb, Conger. Cornell.
Cos, DeYItt, Dickson. Duffy. Forsythe,
Foster, Funk, Haines, Iart, Hilton,
Johnson (of Anderson), Johnson (of Xe
maha), Lambert (of Lincoln), Lewis,
Lough, McCarthy, McKinney, Metzler,
Miller (of Geary), Miller (of Morris),
Morrow, Mott, Xewman, Pancake, Pow
ers, Robinson, Rothweiler, Satterth
Tvaite, Schyler, Sherman, Shouse, Smith
(of Ottawa), Sprague, Stokebrand,
Street, Thisler, Trueblood, Van Gaas
beck, Veale. Vilott, "Warner, Wilson (of
Stanton), Wright, Zimmerman. Nays
ALL HAVE PUIXED OUT.
Aspirants for Jadicial Honors Go Homo
Sadder but "Wiser Men.
Topeka Kan., March 2. (Special)
The Copeland is deserted again, all the
candidates for the judgeship and their
friends having pulled out for home sad
der but wiser men. There were nearly
100 candidates for places on the appelate
bench and as a consequence over nine
ty are disappointed. The original slate
as published in the Eagle was the cor
rect one. Three of the candidates slat
ed were knocked out, however, through
protests. Dillard is in a very serious
frame of mind over his knock out. He
was certain of the place until Dave
Overmeyer and Senator O'Bryan got
after him. They regarded the appoint
ment of Dillard as a triumph for John
Martin's wing of the Democratic party
and they -would never permit it for that
reason. All the appointments are re
garded as good ones, by men who were
not candidates with the exception or
uennisraana unison. uiiKenson. a
appears, is to the Democracy of Ellis
county what Dr. Pratt is to the Popu
list party of Sedgwick county. Denni
son is regarded as very poor timber for
the "Wichita court. He has never been
lawyer and has not practiced to amount
to anything for years. He might make
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a fair experimental judge for the Colby
district that has only four per cent of
the appeal cases, but to have him ap
pointed for the "Wichita district with
the appeal cases, but to have him ap-
thirty-four per cent of the cases is re
garded as a mistake. The appointments '
have also caused a little adverse com-
1 ment for other reasons. Many of the
meuiuaa ul me legislature wno were
' candidates for other positions, but who
' "".- ""Vi "-. ""-' "" yuiy u
11 to give nothing to
legislature, are disap-
members of the legislature, are disan- I
pointed. He reversed his policy in the j appropriations committee, was at the
case of Dennison and Cole who are both helm and although the debate on the
members of the legislature and they ' sugar bounty was at times almost riot
cannot see why he could not reverse it . tis, be held the tiller firm and long
in their cases. i after midnight in the presence of crowd
rjLtDIS roit THE SOOTH.
Election Commissioner for Sedgwick
County and a IMo for Arkansas City.
Topeka, March 2. (Special.) Gov
ernor Morrill has appointed jury com
missioners for Sedgwick county as fol
lows: Ira M. Jackson of Sunnydale,
Dr. "W. A. Minick and Charles "Weil of
Wichita. The later is the Democratic
T. "W. Eckert, editor of the Arkansas
City Traveler, has been appointed a
member of the board of directors of the
I state penitentiary vice T. II. Butler,
whose term has expired.
AFTER THE IRRIGATION PIE.
Much .Speculation as to How the Hoard
"Will be Constituted.
Topeka, Kan., March 2. (Special)
Now that the appelate court appropria
tions have been disposed of the atten
tion of politicians is directed towards
the construction of the board of irriga
tion. There will be $30,000 to be dispos
ed of by this board and there will be a
scramble for the places. Under the
terms of the bill the regnt of the agri
cultural college and the state geoogist
must be two of the five members. In
addition to theso Judge Emery of Law
rence is slated as the Democratic mem
ber of the board. Nobody seems to be
able to even make a guess, satisfactory
to themselves, as to who the two other
members will be. The western mem
bers of the house and senate will as
sert that the two Republican members
must be appointed from the irrigation
district and in that locality there aie
about forty-five applicants for the place
PEE AND SALARIES DEAD.
It was Impossible for the- Houe and Senate
to Come Tegethrr.
Topeka, Kan.. March 2. (Special.)
The fee and salary bill is dead. The
conference committee made the of
ficial announcement today that it was
impossible for them to agree.
PINISHED UP AT MIDNIGHT.
Session of Hie Legislature at an End as
Regards Real usi,,es.
Topeka, March 2. (Special.) The leg-
islatux e practically finished its work of measures, a resolution was adopted des
the session at midnight tonight and the imntinT tim coKtv r,f ty, -o-
closing scenes were quite exciting and
interesting. All the apropriation bills
were passed by 10 o clock except the
miscellaneous bill and a few other un-
important one. All work is now ended
except the pasage of the remainder of
the appropriation bills, concurrent res-
olutions and bills that have passed
either house. At midnight Monday all
business will be finished except mes-
sages from the governor. Bert Vn- theIr salaries -withheld on account of
dens insurance bill -was stolen atter j absence. Under an old statute disco v
passing the senate and being sent to the , ered early hl tne ilrst of this congress
house. He got the senate to pass the members were required to certify to
bill oyer again and Rohrbaugh after their presence in the house and their
referring to the theft of the other bill saiaries for such days as they were
ji.iu un. win j'ncu iLiuufeu uic non-U absent for other reasons than sickness
with a yell. It is resarfled as very clev-i of themselves or families were with
er work on the part of Mr. alden and 1Pfi
Mr. Rohrbaugh. The judicial appro
portionment bill passed after making
Harper, Kingman, Barber and Pratt
one district. This knocks Judge Ba-
The legislature was Informed tonight
that according to its request the j?ort
flnvs miUtarv rcsr-rvniinn rnnsistitur nf
eserwiuun cuilMISUUg- OL
was donated to the state i
by act of congress.
TWO It EATON'S FOR REJOICFNG.
Kingman Gets n Grand Master and a Re
Kingman, Kan., March 2. (Special)
The local lodge A. O. L". "W. of this
city are doing themselves honor by slide. "It is much in fashion" said he
the royal reception which they are 1 sarcastically, "during the closing hours
giving to "W. M. Wallace who was j of j. dying congress to make ample
elected Master "Workman for the state . provision for its members by its mem
at the annual meeting of the grand ' bers."
lodge at "Wichita, this week. The mem- i Mr. Bynum (Dem. Ind.) and Boat-
hers of the local lodge here feel that !
, they have been highly as well as justly I
(honored in this selection and are firm i
I believeis in the ability of Mr. "Wallace '
to creditably nil the position.
In the line rain which came upon j
Kansas the first days of this week King
man county reeened a very liberal
share which has beyond doubt put the
wheat in good condition for the March
winds and everything now points to a
large crop of this cereal this season as
fields that ten days ago looked barren j
are now presenting a very green ap
pearance from the growing wheat
Farmers feel very confident now as
the ground is wet down to a depth of
two or three feet and trade is already
showing an increased volume in the
TnET DCG UXDEK UNCLE S.UL
x ti, rnji rnmiunrMnw MCDii
Hlir Kovultv. i
in the Leavenworth Coal company's
case, awarding the government a judg
ment for SC4.943 against the company.
The question at issue was whether the
company was liable for a royalty of -&
of a cent per bushel on coal mined un
der the Leavenworth military reserva
tion and the Missouri river. Judge
Riner held that It was and place the
amount for coal taken from under the
reservation at S35.317 and from under
he river at 526.62S. The company is to
pay theamount to the government on
or before May l.
liic Kovultv. j una me scuuic "o vvcv. ""
,. T- Anrch Fitted States ' 51.651.S91 and the house had agreed to
1'RuSrtoiiSdeSSl.FWHV leaving about S.M
SUGAR BOUNTY GOES
MEASURE PASSES THE HOUSE H?
THE WEE SMA' HOURS.
Some Legislative Gymnastics are Apparent
After a Long aud Ardorous Day of Toi
Against Time All Sorts of Heaons
Given for Supporting or Not Supporting
the Measure, as the Case May Be--Wilson
to the Defense While Some .Re
publicans Remember That the Planters
are of the South Southy.
"Washington, March 2. The house,
figuratively speaking, rolled up its
sleeves and entered on the last legisla
tive day of this session. It requires a
steady eye and swift and accurate judg
ment to pilot matters legislative through
the home stretch, and the speaker, who
is as much of an autocrat in the closing
hours of a dying congress as the czar of
Russia, held a tight rein. It was to be
an all day and all night session and
the galleries were thronged, especially
t in the evening were thronged, especially
a brilliant one. In the afternoon the
. ermaa ea f ew recognitions to pass
, b unanimous consent and under
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Ti'iocol omr.no- thnm ono in rAtrnmircA
officers and sailors of the navy who had
lost personal property in wrecked ves-
sels; to grant the Fort Hays military
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Bh -.? f siannf Z i-
i juries sustained by it during the war.
SUNDRY CIVIL MATTERS.
At the night session the conference
j report of the sundry civil bill, which con
, "" " f"' !" i . r.
chase .of the Blaine site, the payment
) printing office site, etc, had the right
ol way. Mr. Sayers, chairman of the
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ed galleries the debate went on.
About twenty-five senate bills and
resolutions were laid before the house
and most of them favorably acted upon.
Among them was the senate bill to grant
to the state of Kansas the Fort Hays
military reservation, comprising 0,000
acres, for the establishment of a west
ern branch of the state agricultural col
lege. Pension bills favorably acted on at
last night's session were passed at the
, mte of one every half minute. Requests
for unanimous consent rained inbutmet
with objections in almost eveiy in
stance. Finally Mr. Tucker (Dem.
Va.) was recognized to pass a bill un
der suspension of the rules, appropriat
ing $17,000 for the "Washington and Lee
universty, to reimburse it for injuries
sustained during the war.
MUST TAKE CHANCES.
After some debate in which Messrs
Dolliver. Hitt and Powers argued tho
Justice of the claim, Mr. Reed protested
against considering the bill on senti
mental grounds instead of tho grounds
of reason and wisdom. "Whoever pro
vokes war" said he "must take the con
sequences even the lawlessness which
destroys Institutions of learning."
Mr. Sickles (Dem. N. Y.) under whose
direction the repairs to "Washington and
Lee university were made while he was
in command of the department of the
Carolinas after the war, took issue
with Mr. Reed. "War is war," said he,
"Its cruelties are numerous. But when
the war is over we may rightfully go
back to the proclamation of Lincoln,
which breathed the broadest Christian
sympathy and humanitarianism and
fulfill the impled promise that institu
tions of learning and religion should be
A round of applause greeted General
Sickles' appeal. The bill was passed
The general deficiency bill was sent
to confernccj. Messrs Breckinridge,
Sayers and Cannon were appointed
conferees on the part of the house.
Mr. Hatch presented the conference
report on the agricultural bill, showing
a full agreement on all disputed points.
The report was airred to.
"rVFT'TAf AT. YT'P'AT
n mntinn nf- r -m,, , "rTT,r,T, or
nio (-nmmro nr, pnino' u-ohh- ...wi
the superintendent of the coast and
geodetic survey and the director of Uie
mintf a commission to investigate and
report to the next congress the advisa-
bnity of the adoption of the decimal
tiietheW .etoytoslOIo-lUdde hh hhhh
-ir. wiw mnm v.n i ti,r. r.ft-j .,
(resolution directing the sergeant at
arm3 to nav members the- amount of
Mr. Dearmond demanded a second,
which was ordered, 145-45. Mr. "Wise
said he would not have offered the res
olution if the law had been fairly ex-
I rwntorl "nod'iorinno ViO? lion moJA
from t"he salaries of but few members,
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t!r,. thoiv aUvar, imrtor mx- rViot V.rw1
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i TRYING TO BACKSLIDE
Mr. Dearmond, in opposition to the
resolution .called attention to the fact
that the house had already voted by an
ave and nave vote that section 40 of the
revised statutes was in force. He
taunted the house with trying to back-
ner (Dem. La.) supported the resolution
and Messrs. Mallory (Dem. Fla.) and
"Williams (Dem. Miss.) opposed it. The
result of the vote was 14S-54. fourteen
answering "present but not voting.
The speaker decided that two-thirds of
those present had not voted for the res- '
olution and declared it lost.
Mr. Holman presented the conference
report on the Indian appropriation
bill showing a. partial agreement. The
report was agreed to and the bill sent
to further conference. At 6 o'clock the
house took a recess until S o'clock.
At S o'clock when the house recon
vened the galleries were crowded with
visitors and the scene on the floor
was an animated one. Mr. Sayers pre
sented the conference report of the sun
dry civil appropriation bill. In -explanation
of the report Mr Sayers
said the senate had added 5&.372.000 to
the bill as it passed tne house. Of
s me senme
still in dispute.
REFUSED TO YIELD.
Among the provisions to -which the
house refused to yield were the senate,
provision for the retirement of the rev
enue marine officers; the appropriation
of $150,000 for the purchase of a site of
the Blaine residence: the $,Gttt.GC0 for
the sugar bounty: 5125,000 for the Ti
nesee exposition: the senate provision
for the investigation and survey of the
Nicaragua canal route: 3LCQ3 for the
purchase of additional ground for the
printing office site, and the senate
amendment providing for a bimetallic
conference. The report was agreed to.
Mr. Sayers then asked the house to
further insist on its disagreement to
the amendments specified. After some
little skirmishing this action -was taken
in the case of the amendment relating
to the purchase of the Blaine site. The
amendment relating to the retirement
of the revenue marine orncers was the
occasion for a characteristic speech
from Champ Clark of Missouri, who
defeated bills for 3 similar purpose on
two previous occasions. He insist
ed to retire the olllcers of the revenue
cutter service would be the first step
in the direction of establishing a civil
Mr. Mallory (Dem. Fla.) made an earn
est plea in favor of agreement in the
amendment. It was finally decided
that the house should insist on Its dis
agreement to that portion of the amend
ment relating to the retirement of rev
enue marine officers and agree to the
provisions for a revenue cutter for
service on the Pacific coast to cost
The house receded from its disagree
ment to the amendment for the pay
ment of S125.000 to the victims of the
Ford theatre disaster.
The great contest came on the senate
amendment appropriating $3,000,000 for
the payment of the sugar bounties for
the fiscal year ending June CO next.
i Mr. Robertson (Dem. La.) moved the
house recede from its disagreement
Mr. Breckinridge (Dem. Ky.) argued
th iustice of the nronosition to pay the
' hOUntV IOr tillS Vear.
Mr. Grout (Rep. Vt.) supported Mr.
Robertson's motion m the interest of
! the sugar men of New England.
-ir. uocKerv mierrupieu .c utu
sion to present the conference report
on the legislative appropriation bill
a full agreement, and it was agreed to.
Mr. Tarsney (Dem. Mo.), opposed the
payment of the sugar bounty. He de
nied that there was any equity in the
claim. He reviewed the fight made by
the trust in the senate. For five months
it held up the tariff bill and finally
j f0rcea; ajl aa- valorem duty of forty per
cent on raw and a differential on re
fined. "And yet," said he, "they talk
about equity. Let them give back the
forty per cent which is to continue in
definitely before they plead equity."
Mr. Boatner (Dem. La.), rehearsed the
history of the bounty and indignantly
declared that failure of congress to
vote it for this year at least meant re
pudiation. LIKE A DONATION.
Mr. "Williams (Miss.) in opposition in
sisted that the payment was no better
than a donation to which merchants
who held goods on which the tariff was
reduced by the act of 1S34 were as
much entitled as the planters.
Mr. Outhwaito (Dem. O.). spoke of
the bounty as a bribe to win Louisi
ana and her old political alliance.
At this point the conference report
of the District of Columbia appropria
tion bill was reported and adopted.
The senate had added amendments
amounting to ?750,359, of which $387,
80S was dropped In conference, so the
bill carried $5,74S,C43. J
Proceeding Mr. Outhwaite said amid,
a burst of Republican aplause'that if
tho sugar bounty was to bepaid the
wool growers should bo .paid an in
demnity for the loss on the 'tariff on
wool, and the manufacturers for the
reductions on their products."
WILSON SUPPORTS IT.
Mr. Wilson (Dem. W. Va.,) in sup
port of the bounty said it was unfortu
nate that the question came before the
house as an independent proposition
instead of being made of legitimate
compromises of the tariff lawr. He
was not willing to have his vote go on
record on this question without, an ex
planation. To no one was bounty more
repugnant than him. But a bounty
having been given by the act of 1S90,
wrongly, andl certainly against the
wishes of the sugar states, it became
the duty of congress to deal with
things as they weie found. There
fore when the tariff bil was first re
ported to the house it contained a pro
vision to repeal that bounty gradually.
In the spirit of justice and equity,
dealing with a great industry, the
ways and means committee believed
the" bounty should not be stricken down
at a single blow and today dealing
with it iu the same spirit he did be
lieve the growers were entitled to at
least a proportion of the bounty they
had earned in 1S03 and 1S94 under the
Mr. Cannon (Dem. 111.) taunted the
Democrats who declared their unalter
able opposition to a bounty to build up
an industry and who tonight were
ready to vote for a bounty that was an
empty gratuity. He should never vote
NO PREFERRED CREDITORS.
"Would you not pay your debts If
you were going out of buelness?" ask
ed Mr. Tracey (Dem. N. Y.)
"I would," replied Mr. Cannon, "but
I should have no preferred creditors.
I should pay the tin manufacturer of
Pittsburg, the wool growers of Ohio
and all the other states affected by the
new tariff law as well as the sugar
Mr. Hendricks (Dem. N. Y. ), made a
vicious attack upon the bounty prop
osition, in the course of which he made
several personal thrusts at Chairman
After some further remarks by
Messrs. Payne (Rep. N. Y), Fithian
(Dem. 111.), Dockery (Dem. Mo.), Bryan
(Dem. Neb.), and Wells (Dem. "Wis.),
against, and Simpson (Pop Kan.),
Catchings (Dem. Miss.), Bynum (Dem.
Ind.), and MsKeigan (Pop. Neb.), in
favor of the bounty. Mr. DIngley at
tempted to offer an amendment to the
senate amendment so as to pay that
portion of the bounty earned before
the new tariff action went into effect.
The chair held Mr. DIngley not in or
der until Mr. Roberson's motion to the
senate amendment had ben decided
and the vote was taken by yeas and
nays. The vote was carried 133-124,
ANOTHER OFFICE KNOCKED OUT.
Dockery Commission Uccommends a Xetr
System of Customs Accounting.
"Washington, March 2. An Important
report was made today to the house
from the Dockery joint committee con
taining resolutions with reference to
the method of collecting and auditing
customs accounts by rendering the same
to the auditor of th etreasury. A pro
posed change in the system of accounts
is recommended for the port of Chicago
and this, the report says, should be ap-
plied to the accounts of the ports of
Boston, Baltimore. New Orleans. Phil
adelphia and San Francisco, the naval
orncers at these ports Deing abolished.
The net saving to the government
would be SS6.106. The commission does
not recommend the abolition of the na
val officer at Xew York.
EACH LOITEP OFF ONE.
Only a PsrtUil Acrcerucnt Reached by the
"Washington. March 2. The confer
ences on the agricultural appropriation
bill have reached an agreement. The j
bouse conferees receded from the prin- j
cinal amendment made by Uf senate.
that providing for the inspection of live i
cattle the meat of which is to De export- i
j ed. and the senate from Its amendment l
appropriating S-sO.OOO for the extennina-
uon of the gypsy moth- The appropri- j
ation of 515.vo jo enable secretary of J
agriculture to continue his irrigation
experiments was left a3 fixed by the j
house and not reduced to t.C3 as pro
posed oy tne senate. j. scj.aj.c- pru- j
vision increasing the total appropria-
tion for the weather oureau irom ja,
COO to SSSS.0GO Is retained.
Washington, March 2. Tolay's state-
shows: Available cash balance. $J77.S.-
115. gold reserve, $S7,Sa3,S5S.
SPEAKS FOE ITSELF
CHINA-JAPAlf PHAGE PE00EEDIH63
Chinese Commissioners Sent Oat With In
structions Savoring of an Hlbernicbm
Invested With Plenipotentiary rowers
and Then Told in the Very Next Breath
That They Must on No Consideration do
Anything Until They Had Imperial Per-xnission.-Truth
of the Concord Affair
Ex-Queen LU Sentenced.
Tokio, Japan, Feb. IS. Per steam
ship City of Peking, via San Francisco,
March 2. The Japanese government
has published a series of documents ex
posing the pretenses of the Chinese
peace envoys and explaining the atti
tude and action of the commissioners
appointed to receive them. The first
paper of importance is the decree ap
pointing Count Ito and Viscount Mu
tou as representatives of the emperor
of Japan and investing them with full
power, in strict accordance with the
usage of civilized nations. Following
this is the mandate of the emperor of
China to his agents, Chang and Shao,
which was submitted at Hiroshima In
evidence of the position held func
tionaries, and which, after reciting the
names and offices of the messengers
"You are appointed plenipotentiaries
in Japan. You will communicate by
telegraph with the Tsung LI Yamen,
and will then receive our commands,
which you will obey. The officials
which accompany you are under your
control. Be diligent and faithful in
fulfillment of our trust. Respect this
as our special command."
CALLED A MEETING.
It has been recorded that on discov
ering the imperfect character of the
Chinese credentials, the Japan com
missioners called a meeting at which
the visitors were informed that the
! '"ViilnS,id3eEerini.tte? on
tJ,o om,I ii i: i A :'
i vuui. iiu io mumucu in mc ijujjcis nun
going forth. It disclaims all respon
sibility on the part of Japan for the
awlcard position of affairs and express-
fueSco Chi,ah,,1ftUld SaVUr? uYS PC. " vTi fe. foundry' man
nntirSie,?.hlCh;iHIOUChinUn "Jim Brown, hackman: James Levy.
?renbfthen XWMSss: sstl feSif-cSSSrs
Jill ?? r?iCh C,h na haB rpu.diat" i dealer: Manuel Reis. hackman: Ar
flV1? ' L P1?1??15 and4 st?" , thur White, billiard hall keeper and
U..U.U wi w..viuC1.c ui mew iiuiuuuua
violations of good faith, It had been
stipulated that no embassy would be
J received at Hiroshima, unless provided
with complete authorization to ar
range the terms of peace. The Chinese
government had promised absolute
compliance with Japan's demand and
given positive assurance that the em
bassadors held full power. Notwith
standing this pledge the imperial letter
of instructions conferred no power
whatever, except that of reporting to
the Tsung LI Yamen what the two Jap
anese statesmen might say.
MIGHT TRY IT OVER.
Under these circumstances it would
be immpossible to enter into negotla-
tions. But if China should hereafter
prove her sincere desire for peace by
deputing responsible oihcinis, and In
vesting them with genuine authority,
the question might be re-opened.
Having spoken in this spirit at some
length, Count Ito. delivered to the en
voi's il memorandum the last of the
documents published calling atten
tion to the earnestness with which Ja
pan had insisted, through the minis
ters of the United States in Tokio and
Peking, that the embassy should have
ample powers; to the obvious inade
quacy to the credentials brought by
Chang and Shao; and to the impossi
bility of holding conferences with
agents destitute of the flrst requisites
of their assumed posltalon.
The Chinese party, including Mr.
Foster, sailed from Nagasaki for China
on Feb. 12 on a French mall steamer.
The anticipation that negotiations will
soon be reopened In earnest appears to
be justified, flrst, by the circumstance
that the American adviser continues
in China's service and. still more strong
ly in the crushing defeat at "Wei Hal
CORK LIMBS FREE.
The empress of Japan has ordered
that artificial arms and legs be sup
plied at her expense to all soldiers who
lose their members, cither In battle or
through exposure to frosts.
Chinese prisoners brought to Japan
who have similarly suffered are in
cluded in her bounty.
In consequence of urgent representa
tions by Count Inonic, the Korean gov
ernment has ordered the abolition of
all forms of torture and proclaimed
that hanging shall hereafter be the sole
method of capital punishment for or
dinary criminals, and shooting for
those condemned by martial law.
The two American adventurers,
"Wilde and Howie, who pledged -what
they called they honor that they would
not proceed to China in fulfillment of
their engagement to supply materials
for the destruction of the Japanese
navy, and were released from Jail by
the Japanese government, are said to
be in high favor with Li Hung Chang.
The ex-viceroy has expressed great
satisfaction with the results of some
of their experiments, and it Is report
ed that certain deadly explosives used
by Admiral Ting's ships at "Wei IJai
Wei was only a fabrication.
TRUE STORT OF THE CONCORD.
Affair was All Settled IScf oro t he News Left
San Francisco, March 2. The sequel
to the reported seizure of American
officers of the "United States gunboat
Concord is brought to this city by the
steamer City of Pekln.
The Concord arrived at Chin Kiang
on February 3 or 4. On the following
day three officers of the ship, a lieuten
ant and two ensigns and two sailors
went ashore in the warship's launch.
The officers went gunning along the
coast, leaving the launch in charge of
By acldent one of the ensigns wound
ed a Chinese lad. in the leg with a charge
of bird shot. The natives became great
ly excited and demanded the arrest of
The officers surrendered to the au
thorities but sent the launch back to the
ship with instructions to the command
ing officer to come to their aid in case
any trouble should occur. "When the
launch brought the story to the Con
cord, the news got about amongst the
shipping men in the harbor. The big
freight steamer Ta Tung of the China
merchant company was Just about
to start south, and before sh loft h
was boarded by several American'?, who j
cancea ner commanaer a. dispatch with
the request to file it to the American
newspapers. The dispatch was the sen
sational cablegram received here some
"When the Ta Tung sailed, a launch
filled with armed men was sent ashore
after the officers, with Instructions to
afford protection to the prisoners. By
the time the boat had reached the
landing the- affair had been satisfactori
ly explained and the prisoners -were al
lowed to go back to their ship.
No report was made to headquarters
by the Concord as the afTair was con
sidered of no Importance. The Ta
Tung's cresr I x responsible for the
scare f Jven the American people.
2iljc Bieijita tMu (aglc.
Wichita, Sunday, March 3, 1895.
Weather for Wichita todays
lair; cooler: northweit triad.
1. Why the I-egisiatare Adjourned Outright
J Sugar Bounty Fasj.es in tha House
Latest on Chinese Peace Commissioners.
Playing Checkers With Connty Scats.
2. Inflnenra Playing Havoc in Berlin.
Oscar Wild Prosecutes a Marquis.
3. Day's Proceedings In the Senate.
Grand dnry After Omaha Foltce.
IVheat Lower From Bulls Unloading
London a Seller of A mcrican Securities.
5. Mandamus Proceeding Against a Cleric
Yank Owens Found in California.
Police Officers Solve the Tramp Problem
G. Gould Wedding Makes an Anarchist.
Parties Given by Mrs. Throckmorton.
Cherokee Bill's Love of a Gun.
LIL GKTS FIVK YKAKS.
Sentences of Other Kcbels Commuted to
Fine and Imprl.-omiMnt.
San Francisco, March 2. The steam
ship Australia, which arrived this
morning from Honolulu, had on board
thirten passengers who are exiles from
the Hawaiian islands. They are all
men who made themselves obnoxious
to the republic of Hawaii through
complicity In the recent revolt. The
only prominent persons among them are
Charles Creighton and A. P. Peterson.
both of whom have filled the office of
nrvn frunavol nntlar tlii. tnnfiri"llV
land P. AVundenburg. who was at first
a. supporter of the new government and
a position in the postal
department and who afterwards joined
the royalist plotters. The other plot
ters are: John Radln, hackinan; Fred
Harrison, and George Ritman, Iron
-..,, -o-.un WMhv Viisti-Ali.'in.
Tho iron moulders and the foundry
men were Implicated In the manufac
ture of bombs found In the possession
of the rebels. The others are royalist
sympathizers who talked too much. The
exiles weretaken aboard the steamer
at the last moment before she sailed.
They are all suspects In whose cases
prosecution was withheld and who en
tered Into the agreement not to return
to the sllands except on being granted
permission by the government.
The most Important news brought by
the steamer was the decision of Presi
dent Dole and cabinet, commuting to
imprisonment the death sentence Im-
Seward, Rlckard and Gulick, the four
puseu oy wiui tuui iitu ui'uii mivvai
rebel nlotters. The sentence was com
muted to thirty-five years Imprison
ment and a fine of $10,000 each. This
means that there will be no executions
as a result of the revolution.
Queen Lilluokalanl Is sentenced to
servo live years in prison and pay a
fine of 55,000. It Is understood that the
sentence will not be changed by the
On the 21st twenty-one rebels were
sentenced to fivej&'cars in the peniten
tiary at hard labor. The fine was re
mitted in each case by the cabinet.
"WEIGHT NEVER l'WX OFT.
Testimony In the Hyums Murder Case Re
garding the Elevator.
Toronto. March 2. Tho fourth day of
the Hyams investigation began with J.
Rankin In the wltnrws lox. Ho said whan
ho was foreman In the elevator the welch t
never fell off the hook. Tho crown pro
posed to put Horn, one of the counsaifor
the prisoner?. In tho box but thero was
Said the crown counsel: "It was tho
Intention of tho prisoners from th they
wont Into tho warehouse and induced
young Wells to have his lifo insured to
commit this crime. Insurance was placed
on tho boy's life and the money waa
paid to the bcnenlarli under instruc
tions from the. prisoner?. Horn was
instructed to draw the paper by which
thev got control of the money."
Curry wanted that document. The
court will decido this point Monday.
THIEF IN A CHURCH SOCIETV.
She Was In the Hllt of Golnj Thronch.
Her 5I"tcrV Fockct.
Columbus, Ind., March 2. This city
is shaken to Its social and religious
center by the announcement by the La
dles' Aid society of the M. E. church
that a black sheep had broken Into the
fold. For som time individual mem
bers of the society hail been xnitMring
money from their pocketbooks. unualy
left In one room of residences where
the Fociety met. The society te ten
years old and composed of the best wo
men of the city. After consultation a
trap was set Three women of high
standing were selected to watch and
were secreted In the cloak room. The
program was In operation wb?n to the
astonishment of the detectives the
cloak room was entered by Mrs, F. 11.
Harper who was not a member of the
church but of the society. Sh quickly
went through several pocket books.
The ladies opened a door and walked
In upon their sister who threw up her
hands and exclaimed: "My God, you
have caught m." She then gave up
the money she bad taken and was es
corted to the door ad asked u walk
out alon. The woman was a itv ar
rival, having ben here less than a year
and had become- a member of several
societies and women and was an In
structor in an Industrial school for th
poor and unemployed children of the
city. The grand Jury now to session
ha? subpoenaed the detectives and
Mrs. Harper is to be Indicted. She bam
left the city.
ARRANGING THE ANNUAL SIRRTING
Execntlve Committee of the RepabUeas
Ivi-azra" SIw?t la Wavblnrtos.
"Washington, March Z. Tb execn
tlve comlttee of the RermbMean Nation
al league met here today at the Arling
ton hotel for a three days fmion. Th
principal besiaese to cooe belure tfw
committee will be that rebulajr to th
i eighth annual meeting of league rtabA
which will be held at Cleveland. Ohio,
beginning June IS next and lasting for
three days. It s expected that the
league club's Cleveland mcetiac iriH 'oe
the largest in the hVstory or Ue mra
preparauoas win S
made X" meet zhv expected demand
for transportation. tc. Tho? present
at todays meeting wr. President
V'. "W. Tracy. Hltoots: S&eretary A B
Humphrey. Nw York: 3taJor A. G.
Lesley, Ala.: Frank J. Cannon. Utah;
Frank Campbell. Illinois; General A. B.
McAlpia. Indiana, George E. Gaythr.
Maryland; Dr Gor;ge W. Marshall.
Delaware; F .VT. Btcknail. Iowa; Colo
nel II. B. IXriay. VXrgtnta; Kepr-i&'-ai-attfv-elect
Mondell, of "Wyoasla: Dan
iel A. T. Ray, Washington. D. C and
H. S- Peck. Vermout.
Boie, Idaho. Starch iTfen jwcawrta!
ballot today -pra as folio; Shoep, ;
::. li; ClaciTfeW, IL
PU1G A BIG GAME
COMBINATION POESmD Iff THE OK
WILL MOVE TOWNS
COUNTY SEATS TO BE MOVED AEOUT
CAPITAL ITSELF IS THREATENED
POPULISTS IN THE DEAL EOS A
Stormy Seenes Ensue In the House reople-
Beglnning to be Heard From
llowtho Hon! is Divided.
Guthrie. O. T.. March 2. (SpcclaU
It Is conceded on all hands that the'
present legislature has so far done
good work and the session has been a
benefit to the territory, but a gigantic
combine has been formulated to forc
through an omnibus bill that will drive
them Into odious oblivion. The schema
is nothing less than the removal of
county seats, the change of county
lines and the location of public Insti
tutions all In one wholesale measure-
The scheme hns boon In r-ocesa of
germination for weeks. Secretly nt
first, delegations of lobbyists cams
from the Cherokee strip rival county
seat towns, and then openly In such
large numbers that finally the wholt
territory Is agitated ovor the matter:
and there is not a corner of it that is
not touched by the combination. The
matter was considered improbable at
first, as It was not considered that
enough of the varying interests of the
members could be gotten together to
put through such a. bill, but the com
bine now formed has votes enough to
carry the measure and is determined
to do so. As a result, although at
flrst the present county seat towns did
not think It necessary to send delega
tions to offset tho scheme, they aro now
fully aroused to tho danger of the sit
uation, and are on the ground work
ing with all their might against It.
SAME OLD FIGHT.
The scheme Is the- result of the snm
old townslto fight In the strip between
tho Indian allotment railroad and thu
government towns. If the gigantlo
scheme succeeds, It Is conceded on all
hands that it will result in riots and
blood shed to which the Rock Island
depot troubles wore pleasant pastimes.
In fact, the fight is the same over
again. It is North Enid against South
Enid. Blackwell nod Klldare against
Newklrk, Cleo Springes against Alva.
In the strip, with many more clashing
Tho scheme as now formed in the
house Is as folows: '
Round Pond is to got tho peniten
tiary. A strip nine mltcs wide is to be taken
off the north line of Lincoln county
and added to the south lino of Payno
and the county seat of Payne removod
from Stillwater to Perkins
The agricultural collogo Is to be re
moved from Stillwater to El Reno.
Tho insane asylum 13 to go to Perry.
Oklahoma City Is being tickled with
the Idea of a territorial sentiment In
favor of Its being tho final capital.
The county seat of Kny county Is to
be removed from Newklrk to Block -well
and if that Is Impossible, thn t
The county seat of Garfield county In
to be removed from South Knld to
The county seat of Woods county is
to be removed from Alva to Clo Springs
Other Intiresta aro involved thut
cannot be ascertained.
The members of the houso that havi
this scheme nl view hitvi had a cm
blne for several days by which they
could carry almost any msuro wante.j
They adjourned tho house twlcj yester
day in order to have time to finish
their combination and forco their omni
bus bill through today, but could not
come to satisfactory arrangements all
around. "While the list is nt absolute
ly certain nt the present momynt th
combination stands up to date as fol
lows: For tho combine: Boyer, Brown (of
Oklahoma), Brown (of Lincoln). DeFonl.
Elliott. Hendrlx. Knipe, Little. NenblU
Posten. Smith. St. John, Todd. WalUs,
Against the combine: Bradflld, Jlr,
gan, Lowry. Mason. McCoy, Spencer.
Stetn, Sutton. Vlckers. Speaker Barnes.
From a political standpoint the pas
sage of the iiropoef-d oranUiua bill it
considered the most unwis thins for
a Republican k-gislature possible. It
will forevwr "damn the members who
vote for t
"WON'T TOLBRATK IT.
Republicans all over th territory ob
ject to the present legislature cntaillm?
the respofMrtdlltty of o serious a mat
ter upon.lt. ami party Jeadr are n
the ground working against it. Th'i
scheme If it succeeds 1 prdrf
such wldeprad troubl In the Clwro-k-e
Strip that It will forever low It
for the party. Th wholft Bcbeme. fa
the estimation f the people to consid
ered nefarloa and mercenary. With
th exception of cb nn as Knipe of
Payn county, -who llTes at Perkins,
which baa always fought Stillwater
for the county t. Dr. Elliott who
is fighthx f'W M ,rn ' iHek"wetl.
and Mr. Stein, (U be should go Into
the chf "Who Is lntrstd In North
Bold, there-1 no excuse for their actka
and they can never sattafy the peopi
that tbr interest was not mercenary.
It is understood that Mr Stein who waa
a jaernoer of ths eosnbia uatlt lat
9Vnin said last night that he cookt
not afford to go Into th" schftea. H
woold raUr walk oat of the ie3!atttr
with aothJftg Ur his p l1 brltts:
about sca a state of affairs as iht
maunr would entail.
WHAT MAKES IT WORSE
The achesBe- looks the more dantfenm
for any member to support lnc It is
a known fae that Colonel BkwsJoreil
and Jak Othri". the two ChTokfe
Indians, who control the allotments
in tfec atrip aod fojrbt for the railroad
town, are the chief promoters of thf
Tot 1 thir eralsaries are on th?
ground aad arr accused of harlnsr. and
it restated on all corscr that they
have, pieaty of money -which, th"y are
willing to rpend for the paag of the
Tb coroelfcxJon ci the council is not
konwn on lb bill bat It is expected
that the bill can pasa tfujre also. There
is but ow other thing in thi way aad
that Is the sijenatnre of th governor.
Thl ha beesx provided for. The bill
will be attached to the gicral appro
priation bill ThJcb is ;6ceaiT tar th
fiscal expense of the federal oMJct. 4
thus he will fcc forced to sJjpi Use hJn.
The utmost, secrecy has been keid by
the schemers and tdl xvkkms f objec-
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