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r J 1 I 5fi 1 GENERAL.NEWS. CONGRESSIONAL In the Senate March 10, the chair laid before the Senate a memorial from the Sen ate of Arizena, asking the appointment of the fourth Judge of the United States Dis trict Court. Referred. The resolution offered yesterday by Mr. Hoar that Mr Blair bo sworn in as Senator to fill a vacancy, was taken np and a very long argument ensued. The Legislature which is to elect a Senator from New Hamp shire will not meet till next June and the debate turned on" whether in this emergency the Governor had the right to appoint Mr. Blair to fill the vacancy, and whether a vacancy had really occurred which the ex ecutive oould provide. Nothing of particu lar interest was developed in the debate ex cept the point made by Mr. Ingalls that the question had a significant bearing upon the Senatorial vacancies in Illinois and Ore gon. In the Senate Mach 11, Senator Van Wvck'a resolution was taken up as unfin ished business. Senator Van Wyck said the 8enator from Colorado, (Teller) had gone to New York, and asked that action be deferred until Friday. At the same time he offered a resolution that the Secretary of tbe In terior and the At orney General of the United States be and hereby are directed respectively to take such action as each may deem necessary to prevent any sale or transfer by the Atlantic & Gulf Transit Company, oi by any persons claiming lands described in an act approved May 17, 1856, entitled "An act granting public lands in sections to the States of Florida and Ala bama, to aid tbe construction of certain rail roads in slid States, so far as it lay in the line of said railroad between Waldo and Tampa Bay. until Cjngress shall have au thorized the same. Adjourned. In the Senate, March 12, Senator Mander son offered a resolution which he asked might lie upon tbe table. It calls upon the Secretary of State for such information as the Department may have regarding the rumored attempt of General Iiu fua Barrios, President of Guatemala, to seize on to territory or destroy the integ rity of tbe Republics of Nicaragua, Hon duras, San Salvador and Costa Rica, and report wbat steps were being taken by the Government to preserve the rights or the United States under existing or pending treaties. Senator George presentod the credentials of Walthall as Senator from Mississippi, vice Lamar, resigned, and Walthall took the oath. Senator Van Wyck called up his resolu tion, offered yesterday, directing the Secre tary ot the Interior and the Attorney Gen eral to take steps to prevent the sale of lands granted Florida to aid in the construction of railroads in that State. A long debate ensued, participated in by Senators Van Wyck, Hall and Plumb, but pending action tbe Senate adjourned with out an executive session and without re ceiving any nominations from the Presi dent. In the Senate March 13, a new committee of seven members on Coast Defenses is cre ated, with Dol ph as chairman and Comeron, Sewell, Hawley, Maxey, McPherson and Fair as members. On Appropriations Ma hone succeeds L gan and Gorman succeeds Ransom. Upon Public Lands Teller succeeds Hill, and Cockrill succeeds Slater. The Judiciary Committee is made up as follows: Edmunds, Ohariman, Ingalls, McMillan, Hoar, WL'eonof Iowa, Evarts, Pogh, Coke, Vest and Jtxkson. The other changes have been published. A resolution embodying the committee was adopted unanimously. Senator Sherman declined to serve on the Committee on Finance. Senator Harris suggested that the uhual form was to aak the Senate to excuse him. Senator Sherman I do not think it nec essary to ask the Senate to excuse me from service. I respectfully decline. Senator Morrill I hope no action will be taken upon the matter at present. Senator Ingalls offered a resolution call ing upon the Presiddnt for information in regard to the occupation of the Oklahoma land, and what action was being taken in that regard. Under an objection from Senator Cock tell the resolution went over until to-morrow. After a short executive session the Senate adjourned until Mondey. In the Senate March 16, Senator Blair offered a resolution authorizing a continu ance of the investigation as to the differ ences between capital and labor. He said the investigation was practically concluded and the extension was debired lor the pur pose of making a report. Under objection from Senator Cockrell consideration was postponed until to-morrow. Senator Van Wyck's "backbone" reso lution was laid before ttie Senate and Sena tor Eustis made a speech upon it. He.said a great wrong had been done the people of Louisiana, nd he wished to enter his pro test against its consumation. The title to the lands was illegal and fraudulent, and set up to defraud settlers of their rights. Senator Teller defended his course, and said tbat not a point had bpen made by the Senator from Louisiana, (Eustis) which had not been passed upon by tbe Attorney Gen eral and by the JudiciaryCommittee of the House. Senator Van Wyck defended himself against the charge of inactivity, and when the Texas Pacific bill was reported he se cured a place for it among the special or ders, and that twice the Senator had buried it in tbe body of the calendar. After an executive session the Senate adjourned. WASHINGTON NOTES." The first decided action of Secretary Man ning 88 to changes in the force under the Treasury Department consists in a martial reduction in the fcrce of special agents, whereby it is expected a saving of $40,000 annually will be effected in the service. Forty persons, in various departments of the country have been dispensed with, and notices to that effect were mailed them. The list includes six special agents, twenty bix special inspectors of customs and ten employes, whose names are borne on the so called "fraud" roll. This action reduces the number of agents to twenty-two. in spectors to twenty-five, and the "fraud" roll employes to fifteen. It is stated at the De partment that these changes are made sole ly in the interest of economy, and no new appointments will be made to fill the vacan cies created. Colonel Lamonte said that the reduction in the clerical force in the White House was made merely in the interest of economy, and therefore no appointments would be made to fill the vacancies created. He said there might possiby be one or two changes in the personnel of the force, but that would be all. Since the President's inaugu ...; v.q nnfii-o nlortriil force has been busily engaged from 8 o'clock a. m. until infrrVif on It. yrtpcad that the rush of business will compel a continuance of these working hours lor some ume to come It is understood that it is the intention of the President to reduc the clerical force at the White House, and to do away with the system of keeping an elaborate record of all business brought there. In arcordance with this proposed curtailment cf the force, four employes of the Executive Mansion were notified tbat after the 15th inst. their services would not be required. These are Henrv C. Morton, Ohio; J.8..Bolway, Ohio, and W. R. Duke, West Virginia, clerkB at $1,800, $1,600 and $1,400 per annum re spectively, and Jndd, a telegraph operator, who receives $1,400 per annum. The Secretary of the Treasury has re ceived a large number of aaonymous com munications making all sorts of scandalous charges against employes of the Treasury. He said this morning he wanted to have it known by everybody that he did notpro- fcs3 to ake the least notice of anonymous ettera, no matter what their character, and that it will be useless to send them to him. Col. Lamont smilingly remarked as he gazed upon a huge pile of unopened letters, thnt. "Tf tViia cfatanf thin ma Iraang nn milfih longer I will have to persuade the Presi dent to ordr the stoppage of the mails for a few davs so as to allowus to catch np." "Erlwnrrl T Hlm-lr VifTrnK iivt TWinn tr- day nominated as Assistant Secretary of th Interior, is . mpmhftr in -veriT hieb. fifcRndint ff lh Yiot nf Mi;Q?anirri nnH hflR practiced before the Supreme Court of the unitea amies. MISCELLANEOUS. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad Company was held at St. Louij and the fol lowing directors elected: Jay Gould, T. T. Eckert, Russell Sage, John F. Lowrv, Sam uel Shepard, John T. Terry, Henry Whalen, A.. L. Hopkins, iv. A. Marguard, of NtW York; R. S. Haye3, Geo. W. Allen, R. J. Lockland and It. C. Keren b, of St. Louis. The report of the First Vice President showed the following operations for the year 1884: Gross earnings, $7,451,879; operating expenses, $3,987,298; surplus earnings, $3,464,599, from which the taxes and fixed charges are to be dedue'ed. The percentage ot operating expenses to earn ings is $53.57. Number of tons of freight carried, 1.611,221; Lumber of passengers carried, 1,216,440. The annual meeting of the stockhold ers of the Missouri Pacific Railroad was held at St. Louis recently. The following Board of Directors was electfd: Jay Gould, A. L. Hopkins, Russell Sage, Joseph 8. Low ery, Sidney Di Ion, T. T. Eckert, George J. Forrest, Samuel Sloan, H. C. Marguard and Geo. J. Gould of New York; R. 8. Hayes oi St. Louis; F. L. Ames of Boston; and 8. H. Clark of Omaha, Neb. The report of R. S. Hayes, tbe first Vice President of the road, sbowd the gross earnings for 1884 to be ?5, 777,627; operating expenses, $4,492 877; sur plus earnings, from which taxes and fixed charges are to be deducted, $4,284,750. The number of tons carried was 2,839.524; num ber of passengers carried, 1,757,852. The Receiver of the Wabash railway filed a report in the United States Court at St. Louis for the months of December, Januaiy and February, which shows a deficit be tween the earnings and expenses of $152,- 331. The loss is attributed to snow block ades and tbe general bad weather of the past winter. Tfee indications for a good spring trade among the Pittsburg from manufacturers are more favorable. The freight rate war between South ern lines broke out in the Chattanooga ter ritory. The Governor of Dakota vetoed the Cap itol removal bill, which defeats the scheme. The coal miners near Richmond, Mo.-. have accepted the reduction. CRIMES AND MISHAPS. A bloody wife murder occurred at Scully- ville, Choctaw Nation, March, 10th. Jack son entered the house where his wife was washing dishes and shot her twice in the breast with a double barrelled shotgun, killing her instantly. Jackson immediate ly fchouldered his gun and walked three miles after a woman to attend his wife, whom he said was very ill. Upon reaching the house where his wife lay dead Jackson appeared startled and reported that his wife had been murdered during his absence. Suspicion pointed so plainly toward him as her murderer that he was arrested and brought to Fort Smith for trial. Jackson recently became enamored of another woman and wanted to get his wife out of the way, hence the motive for the killing, to fright. The other man, Joseph Taylor, under sentence of death for murder, became delirious with fear when he heard the noise as he sat in his cell. The echo of he falling doors had hardly died away, when the mux derer was found writhing in convulsions. About three weeks ago John M. Oliver, a prosperous white man living near Stone wall, Cnicasaw .Nation, sent to a neignoor named Crockett for some hay and Crockett refused to Bend the hay until Oliver paid a small debt he was owing him for a few days. Later Crockett, while passing Oliver's house, was shot by Oliver. 8everal Deputy Mar shals pursued O.iver and attempted to ar rest him. He resisted with a rifle, but final ly after being wounded four times a bullet struck him in the mouth, killing him in stantly. A magazine containing 6,000 pounds of nitro-glycerine, exploded at Bradford, Pa., andW. H. Harrington, one of the pro prietors, andH. V. Pratt, an employe were instantly killed. The factory, twenty-five feet away, was blown to atoms. Pratts body was found 200 feet away, with all the bones broken, but the skin was intact. Mr. Har rington weighed 190 pouods. One or two p eces of flesh was all that could be found of him. Trees were torn up by the roots and great holes made in the earth. Three negroes, named Ambrose Young, Charles Tatham and Frank Freeman, were arrested charged with being implicated in the murder of Montgomery near the State line last December, and while under guard at Union City, Tenn., a mob of 1GG men overpowered the guards and took the pris oners and hanged them, just outside the city. Their lifeless corpses were found next morning suspended from a tree. Union City is greatly excited over the matter. A fire in J. D. Gill's art store building, at Sprinfield, Mass., did great damage, mainly by smoke. Los3 $50,000, of which $40,000 will fall on Gill, whose entire stock of pictures, books, rich paintings, stationery and bric-a-bric are badly injured. The smoke injured the art gallery wnere several artists' paintings of great value hung, which were also affected by the smoke, but the damage there cannot now be estimated. Northwestern Indians are dying off in large numbers from a singular disease, the first symptoms of which are stiffening of the knees and joints, from which death soon follows. Chicken pox and diphtheria is taking off many more, and they are in a generally starving condition. Jas. C. Mackin and Wm. Gallagher, Chi cago, who were found guilty in the cele brated Eighteenth ward election case, were denied a new trial and sentenced to two years each in the penitentiary, besides be ing fined $5,000 each. During a thunder storm the saloon of Harry Burton, in the village of Roseville, O., was blown to pieces by a keg of powder exploding beneath it. It was the only saloon in the place, and had been only re cently opened. While on the roof of the Gibson house at Cincinnati, Joseph Bohlman caught hold of an electric-light wire and was instantly killed by the chock. Michael McEntree, a young man of 24, jumped in tbe river at New York with suicidal intent. He changed his mind and was rescued. POLITICAL AND PERSONAL. A telegram was received on the 12th an nouncing the sudden death of Mai. J. M. Haworth at Albuquerque, N. M., which cc curxed at 2 o'clock this morning. Major Haworth was Superintendent of all the Indian schools in the Nation and was on a tour of inspection at the time of his dea h. He leaves a widow and two married daugh ters. Charles 8. Faircbild, of New York, was nominated Assistant Secretary of the Treas ury. General George B. McClellan will deliver the Decoration day oration at Antietam. FOREIGN. As a memorial to Gen. Gordon a great hospital and sanitarium is to be built at Port Said, and will be open to the people of ail tne realms oi me eartn. Zibehe Pasha, the man Gon. Gordon wanted made Governor of Khartoum, was arrested, and documents were fonnd prov ing his complicity with the mahdi. It is rumored in diplomatic circles that Count von Munster, German Minister to England, is about to resign. England and Germany have practically made a satisfactory settlement of matters concerning West Africa. The hearing of the case of Cunningham and Burton, the dynamiters, was resumed at London. The terms of the arrangements with Russia are denounced by the Liberals at London. The reported Russian advance in Afghan istan caused a great deal of excitement in London. The British government has invested 20,000 for the benefit of Gen. Gordon's family. The naval brigade in the Soudan will be greatly augmented before the autumn ooer atiens. The English government will build fifty stern wheel steamboats for use on the Nile. The French after five dayB' fighting car ried the Chinese positions around Kelung. England continues her preparations for war despite Gladstone's statements. War rumors at London almost produced a panic on the Stock Exchange. beveral Italian men-of-war and torpedo boats arrived at Port 8aid. A bread riot was suppressed by the police at Cracow, Russia. The rearguard of Gen. Buller's troops ar rived at Korti. STOCK SQTJLBS. Points and Items About Kansas Stock. Peabody Graphic: J. S. Mize, of Flor ence, who recently returned from a visit to his father, a heavy cattle owner at Medicine Lodge, gives a very discourag ing report of the condition of the range cattle in that section. Mr. Mize says that at the time of his visit, prior to the late storm, fuHy sixty per cent oi the cattle had died, and those living were lit tle better than animated skeletons, with scarcely strength enough to keep them on their feet, bimilarreports from other parts of the country, where cattle are kept on ranges during the winter, have been received, and the death loss in dol lars and cents this winter is almost be yond computation. The experiences of this winter have taught the stockmen a lesson that they will doubtless heed. They have discovered at last that cattle cannot be raised like wild animals, with no expense other than branding and rounding up for sale. The time was when immense fortunes were made by men who commenced the business by turning a few cows and bulls loose upon the prairie and letting them run atlarge, without care of any kind. But that time hasgone by. Great cattle kings with mil lions of dollars invested, and who count their herds by tens of thousands, have overrun the entire west, so that every foot of land is occupied, and the gn8 is grazed so closely during the growing months that winter finds them with but meagre feed, and before warm weather comes the prairies are strewn with their attenuated bodies, and those that sur vive are so weak and reduced in flesh that they can never recover, and they make but indifferent beef. This winter has been a severe one on cattle, and probably the death loss is greater than ever known before, but it done more to ward breaking up the great cattle monopolies than legislation ever could do. It is well known to every intelli gent stockman, that cattle turned loose upon the prairie to shift for themselves, without feed, shelter or care of any kind, the laws of reproduction wholly disre garded can produce nothing but. scrubs, lacking in all the qualities for which cattle are raised. While it is true that these scrubs cost but little and always have a certain market value, the prices they command are insignificant when brought into comparison with the price paid for the ponderous and carefully raised thoroughbred cattle, and this fact becoming more apparent every day, the verdict will soon be reached that ''the scrub must go," and go he will. Medicine Lodge Cresset: Charley Col cord -ds in last Saturday and reported every thing lovely. He says they will not trast to the range again; that the time when vou could turn an old cow out with nothing but promises of helping her out of the bog holes in the spring and gathering her in the round-np, has passed. They are feeding a bunch of beeves in Sedgwick county and a bunch of cows and heifers in Kingman county, all of which are doing well. Dodge City Globe-Journal: Our stock associations wants to be on tha alert somewhat and appoint a few hide in spectors to be stationed at prominent shipping points and overhaul the hides that are being brought to market We fear hides are being sold and handled by parties that never owned a "critter" or without authority from ranchmen to handle them. It will do no harm to look out for these fellows. After describing the recent snow storm at Coldwater, a correspondent savs: It is useless to disguise the fact thav it was severe on range cattle, as two or three days without feed in the present condition of cattle is attended with greater lose than ten davs would have J been in December. There are, however, a few cattle left at present writing for the boys to worry over in the springtime wnen tne neei flies get bad. rtrhnti- w;n;.m n!-, k-vm employed through the winter on the 2?i of lM mtaj1. condemns Gen. D. X. ranche, (Day & Edgar's,) arrived ,Ha'ch demands of President Cleve in Dodge City last Monday. He says J"d an explanation of the laws and that the cattle losses on that ranche have J ""fees governing the said Oklahoma Tint. Vtoon ennnst aa 4hon .M I.. : Ian 08. w w.u bwcvcw mcj ncic lub Win ter. The ranee cattle are in fair condi tion. The losses have been confined almost wholly to the through Texans. GBAHD ARM? PICKUPS. Particulars Pertaining to the Posts. Great Bend Reaisler. The ball at "Union Hall last Friday night under the management of Pap Thomas Post G. A. R., was one of tbe most enjoyable affairs of the season. The hall and stage was nicely decorated and the room very com fortable. The management was very good and Mr. Wilson as usual spared no pains as prompter to have everything go off just so. We sat and looked on a while, and, while we seldom find fault with old time, we plead guilty to ex periencing the weakness ot wishing we were young again and able to take part in tbe festivities of the occasion. Supper was furnished to all comers by another committee who did credit to themselves and the Post by their excellent manage ment of that part of the programme. Marysville News: Those who were in attendance when "The Spy of Atlanta" was played here will be pleased to learn that Lyon Post, G. A. R., will place an other military drama on the stacre. enti tled "The Scout of Tennessee," and is, if anything, a heavier and better play than "The Spy of Atlanta." The committee have the characters already all placed, and the"boys" will leave nothing undcae to make it a success. Mr. L. D. Dobbs, ot Lawrence, who was manager in the Spy will be here and some of the more important characters will be filled by the best professional talent of the State. The receipts will be applied to the Soldiers' Monument fund. Tbe dates set are the 19th, 20th and 21st of March. The Fort Scott Herald makes the fol lowing appeal to her citizens: It is hoped that our citizens will not forget or neglect to offer rooms for the G. A. R boys. There will be a large crowd, and for the credit of Fort Scott they must be taken care of and made comfortable. It used to be a luxury to sleep in a good dry cutter or a ditch, but the bovs are a little older now and have different ideas of comfort. Hard-tack and coffee was once a square meal, but now would be con sidered rather thin diet; so open up your houses, and leave your names at head quarters. Osage City Free Press: The entertain ment for the benefit of the drum corps of the G. A. E. was a very successful affair financially and socially. Miss Nellie Hendrix was the star of the stage peifor mance, and, in the character of Mother Goose, acquitted herself with very great credit. The drum corps is doing tolera blo well and now that winter is about over it ought to be able to make rapid progress. In time it will become a source of pride to the town. Caldwell Journal: The G. A. It. chari ty festival was a glorious success finan cially, socially and collectively, and the managers thereof are entitled to a vote of thanks, a plate of beans, and a cup of the blackest, strongest coffee that was ever steeped in a quart cup with the handle off, over a pine knot fire in the mountains of North Carolina or swamps of Georgia. Arkansas City Traveler: The Women's Relief Corps scored their first success in our midst last Wednesday and Thursday. Their social Wednesday evening was a success financially and socially, netting them quite a sum. Their dinner the next day was well attended. In all they realized the neat little sum of $50, which will do a great deal of good in the hands of the ladies, to relieve the poor of the city. Iola Courant: McCook Post, G. A. R. will erect a fine brick and stone building for a memorial hall. No plan has yet been definitely deciled upon, but it is expected that the building will be about 50x120, two stories in height, and the larger portion of it will be finished for an opera house. The site has not been selected, but two or three locations are under consideration, and a decision will be arrived at before long. Winfield Courier: Arrangements have been made for the institution of an order of "Sons of Veterans" in Winfield. This move is a worthy one, and this order will izain a large membership at once. This fraternal organizing of the sons of the men who bore the brunt of war and made this Union the grandest nation on the earth, will keep up old-time loyalty and prove instructive and pleasurable. ' KANSAS STATE NEWS. A special from Kansas Gity says: The Sheriff of Marion county, Kan., passed through this city enroute to Leaven worth, with R. Calhoun, forty years of age. of Marion Center, Kan., who is un der a sentence of forty-two years im prisonment. Calhoun, who was Super intendent of the Sunday School and a member of church choir, was indicted for debauching fourteen girls, aged from ten to fourteen years, respectively, who were members of the Sunday School. He pleaded guilty on the first two indict ments, and was sentenced twenty-one years on each. He was guarded by foriy armed men to the evening train, and brought here to-day. His inhuman prac tices commenced about a year ago, and caused intense excitement in the commu nity when it became known. It is sup posed that he has a wife in Indiana. A special from Seneca, March 16, says A fire started here late to-night in Mrs. Ocker's millinery store, and'tpread east and west, burning Marvin's bank, barb wire works, auction store, Bengen's shoe store and the Mission printing office on the east, and the drees making establish ment of Tucker & Ridenour, Johnson's ware room, lately occupied as a furniture store, and a portion of Hatch's lumber yard on the west The Hook and Lad der company did valuable work in checking the fire, and the whole town was on hand to help Eave the property. The contents of all the buildings were saved excepting those of Mrs. Ocker. No insurance on any of the property de stroyed. This is the first fire in Seneca since the Court house burned in 1876. At a meeting of Oklahoma boomers at Arkansas City March 14, the President's proclamation was read, and resolutions were passed reciting "we can see no justice or reason for the enforcement of the order in the case of actual settlers, which, is not also enforced upon the cat- tie men, who continue to hold thousands of cattle upon those lands." The ieeo- mtion Biases mat the President has not been made acquainted with th fnll Concordia Republican-Fmpxre: Last Sunday night two inmates of the county jail escaped by digging through the wall. They were J. W. Luce, who was waiting for the Spring term of court to trv him for stealing a span of horses in Meredith township, and G. E. Elmquesf, who was awaiting trial for burglarizing and rob bing the store of S. J. Taylor in James town. On the night they broke jail the store of Mr. Taylor Tf as again broken in to and robbed of about $200 worth of eoods and what money there was in the drawer. The Oklahoma boomers, who were to have been tried in Wichita on the 9th, were promptly on hand, but their cases went over to the regular term in Septem ber. Warrants have been issued for 52 more boomers, and others will be arrest ed as soon as their- names can be pro cured. Capt. Couch and Gen. Hatch left Wichita on the same train for Arkansas City. Couch says the boomers will move on, and Hatch says they will not. Burr Oak Herald : The Porcupine Coal Mining and Prospecting Company is the name of the new compsny being organ ized to prospect for coal on Porcupine creek, three miles southwest of town. They mean business and have sunk a hole to the depth of about 125 feet, with good indications of coal not far off. They will go'down 400 feet, if satisfactory re sults of coal are not obtained at a less depth. Wier Tribune: Rumors are in the air that Wier is to have another railroad soon a branch of the 'Frisco from Pitts burg to this place. We are informed tbat work will begin at an early day, and the road built from here to Pittsburg, as a competing line with the Gulf road. We are also informed that if the project receives proper encouragement, the line will be extended toward Sedalia from Pittsburg, and from Wier to Chetopa via Columbus. H. W. Gustin, Roadmaster of the 4tchison, Topeka & Santa Fe line, at tempted to leap from the front end of a baggage car at Arkansas City, striking a man on the platform nnd falling under the wheels, and was killed instantly. Two wheels passed over his body. He resided at Newton, to which place the remains will be taken for interment. Marysville News: Alfred Voorhees has returned home after several months' pojourn on the Pacific coast and ocean. During the summer he made one trip to Australia, one to Honolulu and three or four to Alaska. He also traveled over a good portion of California, Oregon and Wyoming Territory, but never found a better place than Kansas. Medicine Lode Index: The town is full of sports from abroad and some "high rollers" are among the lot. The crowd appears to have plenty of money and the resident bloods are not uneasy in the least. As one of them expressed it when asked how the luck was going "the home gang won't loose anything." Concordia Republican-Empire: There appears to be a good demand for im ported children to this country in spite of the fact that Kansas has got her name up as a very prolific State. The third car of New York orphans has just been distrib uted in this county and Republic. All within a few months past. Logan Freeman: A little child of Mr. Weaver, living three miles east of town, choked to death on a grain of corn. The grain lodged in its throat on Friday and sunk down in the throat till it passed into one of the bronchial tubes, causing its death Sunday afternoon. Register: The building boom has struck Great Bend sure enough. A num ber of residences are already under way. An estimate of 100 new residences within the city limits this year will not be too large. The Graphic of 22d inst. says: The biggest train load of people that has come to Harper in three months arrived from the east yesterday. Central avenue was crowded for three or four blocks with the arrivals. Frank Bon ham, the young man await ing trial in Cherokee county for the mur der of his mother, sister and brother at their home near Independence, was taken from the jail by a mob and hung A. W. Metcalf, boot and shoe dealer of Pawnee Rock, has been compelled to make an assignment for the benefit of his creditors. A waitress at a Winfield hotel knocked a "masher" down with her fist, and beat him over the head with a tray for in sulting her. Miss Una Pellett and Miss Lady Hays were thrown from a sleigh at Fort Scott on Tuesday. Both ladies were severely injured. Dwight L.Moody will hoi'' a Christian Convention at Emporia, luesday and Wednesday, March 24th and 25th. The Courant disputes the story that the merchants of Howard have pub lished a deadbeat list. There are enough people living in Com anche county to keep up a discussion on the herd law. The tramps have been frightened out of Olathe by the appearance of the rock pile. Twenty-five accessions to the Chris tian church at Marion are reported. Nickerson is a booming, thrifty young railroad town of 2,500 inhabitants. The enterprising ladies of Chetopa have organized a City Library. Mr. R. E. Glilluly has started a cir culating library in Meriden. The Scranton people are talking of sur rendering the city charter. The citizens have voted to change the name of Bull City to Alton. A masked ball at Oberlin recently cost the participants $1,000. The Stafford Herald says "the boot leg saloons are gone." The following Athor Day Proclamation was issued from the Executive Depart ment: "Jock, when ye hae nsethingelse to do, yemay bestickiDgin a ree; it will be growing, Jock, when ye're a'.eeping." 8ir Waller Scott. The custom of appointing an Arbor Day now prevails in eight States of the Union, and it ia believed that it will i oe nonorea in all tne btatea and Terri tories, the East and West following tie lead of the Central 8tatea of the If imonri Yallev. The people of Kansas went to iiuhuj)t uvea a buuu as uiey oegan to plow, and increasing millions of shade, fruit and forest trees are planted every year, xne love oi tne Jvansan lor trees has shown itself on every farm and Til- lace lot: in citv narba and tha orrnnnda nf the church and the school, and the God's Acre wnere our oeioved ones sleep their Lot 1nnn rriui- e 1: i n. imo digj. iuw icciuiK mi equally airong in the minds of old and young in wom en not less than men; it leads to practi cal results in increasing the value of land, and in ameliorating the asperities of our climatethat there has been an increase in the rainfall in Kansas is fully proved by the statistics of our oldest meteoro logistsand it leads to uses of beauty m adorning our homes, and making them scenes of loveliness, the rem mbrance of which will follow our children to the last days of their old age. The State which the pioneers found treeless and a desert, now bears upon its fertile bosom more than twenty millions of irnit trees' and more than two hundred thousand acres of forest trees, all planted by our own people. In view of these facts, and in obedi ence to the popular will, I, John A. Mar tin, Governor of Kansas, hereby set apart Thursday, April 2, 1S85, as Arbor Day, and respectfully ask that it be made a general holiday. School officers and teachers can greatly aid in carrying out the purpose of the day by giving their pupils a holiday, and by devoting special attention to the adornment of school grounds and parks. Done at Topeka, this 16th day of March, A. D., 1885, and of the State the twenty-fifth year. l. s. John A. Martix. By the Governor. E. B. Allek, Secretary of State. Kansas City Grain and Produce Market. Kansas City, March 17. 1886. The Dally Indicator reports: FLOTJB Dull. Quotations: XX, 90; XXX, S6cl C6; fumflT. 1 15 vl 25 oncHce, 1 351 45; frncy. 1 501 K; nr.vn:. I 8532 00; rye. 1 &.1 75; back wheat, Anchor mill', 5 00 barrel. WHEAl Tbe market was lower. No. 2 red cash, sales at 61c; April, sales at 62c: May, 63c bid,Cie asked; Juiie, MHc bid, C3C asktd. No 2 ooit cash. GJC bid, 6S0 asked. No 3 red, t54c No 4, 4Sc bid. No. S soft, 57c bid. 59c asked. COKN1 be market was lower. No. 2. ca&b, sales 31c; April, nominal, 81c bid, Slc ased; June. Bales at 3l3.& No. 2 white, cash, sales at 33c. OAT 3 No. 2 cash, 30c bid, S2c asked; March, 30c bid. 32C esked. R E-No. 2 1 asb. 6lc bid, 51c asked. MILL3TUFFS The ruling quotations for car lots are as follows: Corn meal, green, 7, ?0: kiln dried, 8590. Corn chop, 100 Ibj, R5c Bran, bulk 45, sacked 53. Pearl hominy, fl bbl, 3 25. HAY Firm. Fancy jmall balea 9 5 : larse baled 8 00; medium. 7 007 50: low grade, 4 50. FLAX SEED 1 2 1 30. BUTTER Quiet and steady. Quotations: Creamery, lancy, 300; good, 2225c; flne dairy, in single package lots, 1920c: roll, good, I017c medium, 1012, store packed, fit for table use. 10 120. sour and poor, 46c. EGGS Acthe at 14c per dozen CHEESE Full cream, 18c: flats, IOj, Young America, 13c GAME Teal ducks. 1 25 per doz; mallard, S 0 Pf doz; Fqulrrels. 600 per doz. POULTRY Market steady. Quotations: Old bens. 2 502 75 per doz; ducks 2 50 per doz. turkeys, 73c per B. DRiiS3ED POULrRY Steady. Quotations: Chickens, small, 6c9c per lb; tur&ut , choice small. 7C&10C; dues. lOu; geen fe8c per ft. DRY SALT MEATS Shoulders. 53o; c1pt side 7a: lonx clear sides, 8o; clear iit rf&os, u SMOKED MEATS 8aouldexa, 6o; 1ol oleu si lea, 7ct rib sides, 7o: rix elau- 9j HAMS Sugar ourcd. 910Kc BREAKFAST BAGOai lie DRIED BEEF-123. BARREL MEATS Pork, bonelees, 15 00; clear pork, 15 00: mess pork, 14 0). LARD Choice leroe. 7 C0- half barrel, ; 0O&. TALLOW No. 1, fifcc; No. 2, 4ic. SORGHUM 20C per gallon. BROOM CORN Hurl. 3a4o: self working, 29 i( , common Ilo, crooked, llc. WOOL Missouri, unwashed heavy line, 159 17c; light fine, 1720c; medium, I820c: me dium combing, 18(3200; coarse combing. 172do. low and carpet. 1215c Kansas and Nebraska heavy fine, ll15c; light fine, 15l7c; medium, I7l9c; medium combing ; coarse combing, ll14c; low and carpet, 9l2e. Tub washed choice, 28330c; medium, 2628c; dingy and low 23 26c HIDES AND PELTS Hides: dry flint No. 1 H B, 14c; No. 2 "$ E loc: dry salted 9 B loc Greeen salted, No. 1 V lb 77c; green salted No. 2 V lb 6c. Green No, 1 fi 7c; No. 2 fi 5o; calf V tt 103. sheep pelts, dry, V S 8o. COMPARATIVE STATEMENT. The following table shows the prices of wheat eom.oatsandryeat the close or 'change to-day in comparison with the previous day anaprerioas vept&i Previous To-day. day. 1884 1883 101K 84 85 34 No 1 r w w . Ne2rww...... 61 No 3 r w w...... 5t4 m 75 41 2a No 2 corn.. 31 J 31 ?i ooyiL No 2 oats. 33 0 No 2 rye 61 b . ELEVATOR REPORT8. The following shows the amount of grain re ceived, withdrawn and in store at regular eleva tors as reported to the Board of Trade to-day. Received. Withdrawn. In stow Wheat.. 26534 21864 5f2t25 Corn...... .... 169 Jl 23391 08361 Oats 2179 Rye 2057 11.00 16021 Barley............. ...... . 52f Total.... 45522 4G755 669515 Kansas City Live Stock Market. Kansas City, March 17. 1885. The Live Btck IndlcMer reports OATTLE Boeipu, 682 head. Tho market was steady. Export steers, 5 255 40 gcod to choice shipping, 4 8Q5 15; common to medium, 4 504 75; feeders. 4 004 60; cows, S 1033 50. HOGS Receipts. 702 The marxei uim) wm weaker and If c lower. Lots averaging 205 to 310 fts sold at 4 204 40; bulk at 4 304 3). 8REEF Receipt 782. The market was steady. Fair to good muttons, 2 003 25; common to me dium, 1 t02 25. CATTLESALES No Av. Price 18 native shipping steers.. . 1387 5 07f 34 native shipping steers.............iaT.... 5 05 2) native shipping Eteers..........1495.... 5 00 17 native shipping steers....MM.. 133 .. 4 70 19 native shipping steers.......12 6.. 4 70 56 native shipping steers... ........1153 ..... 4 CO 57 nativs shipping steers ...........l If 0 4 60 18 native shipping steerH......- ..13 . 4 85 18 native shipping steers. ...... 1283 -- 4 72J 19 native shipping steers . 11 8 . 4 62j 32 native shipping steers.... ....1207.. 4 55 17 native butchers' steers....-.-.....109i 4 35 12 native butchers' steers.-..-... 8 0... 4 15 22 native butchers' Hteers... ...... 9 2 ... 4 31 17 native feeding steers..........-.. 031...... 4 3) 18 native feeding steers...... 1151 .. 4 42 16 native feeding steers..... ...I 28 . 4 40 12 native feeding steers -..lira...... 4 CO 16 native feeding steers-.......... 1035 4 45 47 native feelingsteers 1WS 4 40 33 native feeding steers . K56 -.- 4 25 5 native cows-... ..-.... 010 ... . 3 25 8 native cows............ .. . ..... .1151. . 3 CO 16 native cows: 1046 3 45 13 native stockers f2t 3 75 id Texas steers, c f-. .-. 8G3 . 3 75 17 Colorado steers, c f .1317 4 75 3 native bulls. 17.0 3 15 SHEEP-SALE3. No. Av. Price 33 natives. -. . .113... 2 M 82 na'ives. . 81 3 25 6 natives. 3 2 25 HOGS-SALES. So At Price No at Price No At Price R5-.8'5-.4 00 64-.3lb.-4 50 55-3 6-4 40 58-.23..4 40 56-301-4 5 6J...202-4 35 6-273.. 4 35 4S- 310-4 35 40.-583.. 4 35 60-27 -4 30 73..213-4 25 55-218-4 25 67-735-4 25 37.-2M-4 iO C-.-'82-4 20 62.-27 -4 42i 44-340-4 41 53-321-4 40 68-272-4 40 52-30J-4 40 60-270..4 35 6J-I50-4 35 67.-26 '-4 35 62 281-4 35 60-2f 9-4 35 63-27-4 35 46 -2S5..4 25 44 -287-4 35 46-i36-4 3V 72-V29-4 30 43-231-4 40 7 -22t-4 30 58.-298-4 30 66 -220-4 30 44-240-4 30 61-247-4 3 67- 2-50.-4 30 65.-258-4 30 (8 -213-4 25 50-323-4 27 76-221-4 25 6-19i-4 10 Judge Horton keeps hotel in Fredonia. If i . m- -" "!