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l "i r ts i & LONG HORNS. Begulatlons About Shipment of Texas Cat tle, More Stringent Than Ever, Which, Must be Obeyed From March 15 to December 1. Mnst be Unloaded and Fed In Special Fens Where Contact "With Other Cattle Will be Prevented; and Fens be Disinfected. Wahhtngtow, D. C, February 27. The secretary of agriculture has just issued an order to the managers and agents of rail road and transportation companies in re gard to the transportation and handling of Texas cattle, directing that no catt'.e are to be transported from the infected area to any portion of the United States except m accordance with certain regulations, which are to remain in force from the 15th day of March to December 1, 1890. These regula tions provide that all such cattle unloaded outside of the area described, to be fed and watered, must bo fed and watered in places 6et apart for this exclusive purpose, and to which no other cattle will be admitted, and must be thoroughly disinfected once a week during the continuance of this order. On a riving at thdr des.ination these cattle shall be received m i ens specially set apart "or them, from which other cattle are to be rigidly excluded, and all regulations re lating to the movement of Texas cattle pre scribed by th3 cattle sanitary oliicers of the state where unloading must be carefully observed. Moreover, the cars used in transporting said stock must le cleansed and disinfected before used to transport or shelter animals again. Should such cattle be reshipred from any point where they havo been unloaded to another destination, the car in which they are carried must bear a placard stating that it contains southern cattle, and the vay bills must bear a note to the same effect. The regulations as to separate pens ap ply also to cattle reshipped. Blizzard, Cyclone, Kaliis, Hall and Wind. Ashxakd, Wip., February 28. The worst snow and wind storm of the season is pre vailing here. It has been snowing and blowing ever since Sunday night. Oshkosh. Wis. A blizzard of great vio lence swept down upon this city, and in less than half an hour three inches of snow had fallen, and it was with the greatest dif ficulty that the street cars were operated. The storm is by far the worst of the year. Wateutown, Wis. The most vicious snow storm in two years raged hero twenty four hours. The enow was accompanied with a fierce wind from the north, and the mercury lowered rapidl.v. The railroads are blockaded to some extent. Mason City, Ia. A blizzard covered the ntire northern portion of tho state. The thermometer marks zero, and trains are all delayed. CAiunvDur, III. A tornado at Bain bridge. fifteen unit's east, completely de molished tho residence of J. B. Snyder. There were sovera' :nmat?s m the dwelling and all wore injured, but none fatally. Several buildings were blown from tUeir foundations ana badly damaged. Cambridge Cm-, Ind. A cloudburst caused Martmdale creek, near this place, to riso so quickly that n woman and three ch-ldren of the Hall family were drowned. Thay belonged to a party of gynsie cam nod near the stream. Tho bodies have not been lecovered. Cincinnati. In many places the heavy rainfall was attended by high wind. At Keithlev. Tenn., th bant building belong ing to Winslow, Fisher & Bnird was blown lo splinters. Tliiity-hve persons wero in tho building at the time, of whom about six were more or less injured, none fatally. George Kithiner of Lowell, Mass., had his head and thigh severely bruised: E. o. Cross, of Proctorville. Yt had hi right leg crush d at the thigh: Georgo Thatcher, of Middlesboro, 1 ad nn arm broken; Dr. Hudging, of Knoxville, Tenn., was severely m.ured in the side and had both legs and an arm broken. At Marion, Ky., there was a severe wind storm. Tho court house was unroofed and partly blown down and the records badly damaged. The opera house was unroofed and several business houses more or less damaged. Several dwellings were dam aged, and Mrs. Belts was badly injured by falling timbers. St. Louis, Mo. A tornado swept over and through the southern part of Hot Springs, Ark , carrying away fejees, over turning frame houses and doing a great deal of damage to other property. The old observatory, nearly 100 feet high, which has stood on top of Hot Springs mountain for several yeaie, was blown down. The storm came from tho west, and report? are coming in that its track between the Wich ita river and the Springs is marked by wrecked farm house, prostrated treos, and general destruction of property. No lives have yet boon reported lost, but it is feared that several persons havo been killed and wounded. Cincinnati. All the elements of a disas trous flood in th Ohio river seem to bo present. Continuous wet weather has sat ura'ed tho earth so that excessive rainfalls of tho pa3t thtee or four days have all found their outlet in tho tributaries of the river. Along the entire valley of the Ohio the rain fall has been enormous. From tho Ken tucky side the l'ig Sandy river comes with a boom almost unparalleled, while tho Kan awha river, further up. also pours out its swelling volume. The Sciota, Hocking, Muskingum, in Ohio, as well as the two Miamis, keep tho river bed full, while a rise is coming down from headquarters. The nso for twenty-four hours is over seven feet and the gauge shows forty-nine feet six inches in the channel. About fivo feet more will begin to interfere with railroad traffic, and every inch after that will in crease that troub'e as well as cause tho in undation of great quantities of goods in the bottom portion of the c.t. The thermometer is above 0 degrees. If rain should iollow it will only increase the dimensions of the t ood. There is already a disturbance of river navigation, as steam ers cannot pass under the suspension bridge. Anna, 111 A severe rain storm accom panied by thunder nnd lightning, lasted thirty-six hours. The streams are swollen and the low lands flooded. How Chicago Received the News. St. Louis, February 27. A special to the Globe-Democrat said: Chicago is on a big drunk, and the town is in an uproar. New3 of the result of the final ballot in the houso of representatives at Washington was re ceived here about 5 o'clock, just as tho first installment of workers was going home, and m a few moments the streets in the vicinity of the newspaper offices, hotels and other places where returns were being received be came all but impassable. Crowds of men and boys went shouting and Finging through the streets, tin horns by tho hundred were fished sut from their hiding places and made to do full duty, and the dm became all but unbearable. From the time the balloting in the house began the various bulletin boards were surrounded by eager crowds, and each gain by Chicago was greeted with a cheer. By G o'clock the crowds in the down town thoroughfares became larger and overflowed from the sidewalks into tho streets, tramping through the mud, hinder ing the passage of street and cable cars and other vehicles. Male patriotic Chicagoans began to "nil up" m the exube-ance of their enthusiasm, and tho dispenser of liquids hadn't time to go to supper. It was given out that the pohco would arrest any man found sober on the streets, and it is a matter of record that the arrests bare been Tery few. Bands of music were or dered out and paraded the streets, and hun dreds of boys carrying torches Blopped around in the mud, making all the noise possible. The sole idea seemed to be to create a racket and whatever would make the loudest noise was in demand. Every locomotive in the railroad yards, every whistle in the factories and on the tugs m the liver let themselves looo, and pejple couldn't hear themselves think. But no body cared. It was a time for rejoicing, and everybody rejoiced, each in his own way. Now that the house has vot2d for this city the pleasure arising from thi3 fact is allayed by the fear that the senate may turn Chi cago's cake to dough. Cheering messages were received here, however, from the members of the Chicago committee, saying that the senate was all right, and would not dash Chicago's hopes to the ground, not withstanding Senator Hiscock's savage pre diction the other day to the effect that it didn't matter how the house voted, as the senate would not let the fair come to Chi cago. Flection of Officers. Winfizld, Kan., February 28. The grand lodge A. O. TJ. W. held an election of offi cers, which resulted in the following selec tion: Grand master workman, K. M. Emery, Seneca, by acclamation. Grand foreman, D. S. Sossell, Belleville, by acclamat on. Grand overseer, Or. A. W. McKinney, Hutchinson. Grand recorder, E. M. Forde, of Empo ria, re-elected by acclamation. Grand receiver. T. 0. Beck, Topeka. Grand guide, D. J. Roberts, Osage City. Grand watchman, S. D. Hallow ell, Wich ita. Grand trustee, E. P. Young, Winfield. Grand medical director, Irank Swallow, M. D., Valley Falls. Supreme repreentatives: Hon. A. P, Riddle, Minneapolis: Hon. J. E. Riggs, Lawrence; Hon. J. M. Miller, Council Grove. Two Accidents From Carelessness. Atchison, Kan., February 2?. S. A. Fra zier, of the First National bank, narrowly e caped serious injury. A cartridge which had found its way into tho bowl of his pipe was exploded by the fire. A portion of tha brass sheT cut a severe gash in his left cheek and his left eye was filled with to bacco and ashes, causing him to suHer much rgony. A portion of tho pipe, wi.ich was blown to pieces, a'so struck the ball of the eye, and it is feared that its sight is ruined. A 12-year-old boy named Arthur Allen was perhaps fatally injured here. He was leading a calf to water and had tied the end of the rope halter around his waist. The calf run away and the boy was dragged over tho broken ground until his head and body were covered with cuts and bruises. It is feared that his :-kull was fractured. He is the son of George C. Al en, foreman of thcAtchieon railroad bridge crew. AVas in the Plot to Kill tho Czar. Pioneer, S. D.f February 27. A man named A. WT. Pietzhkjotfgk fell from a scaffold at the electric light works and broke both thLh. He was at work repair ing the smoke stack whn he came in con tact with an electric wire and was stunned, falling a distance of 100 feet. He thought ho was about to die and made a confqssion. Ho is an exile from Russia, being impli cated in the plot to blow up tho czar two years ago, and gave tho names of several high Russian ofheers who were also con cerned. He has important documents in his possession to substantiate his assertion, and promises further developments. St, John and Dickie. Topeka, Kan., February 28. A state meet ing of the St. J ohn prohibition party was held ia Representative hall, at which Sam uel Dickie, of Michiuan, J. P. St. John, of Olathe, Kanas, and Mrs. S. F. Grubb, of Lawrence, Kansas, were the principal speak ers at the opening session. They all a-gued the neeessitj for the existence of their po litical party, and plead for a recognition as a political party. Gregory Ietl at Kansas City. Kansas Citv, Mo., February 28. A spe cial from Wichita says- F. C. Gay, general freight agent o th Santa "Je, was in fie city. He denies the statement made by Mr. Gregory, of Hugoton, concerning the suf fering in Stevens county. He says that in stead of nothing but corn being shipped to the aestitute, fullv a hundred cars of cloth ing, provisions, etc., havo been 6ent over h.s line alone. Local Self Government. London, February 28. Mr. Balfour is en gaged in prepiring a bill to give to Ireland a system of local self government or home rule. But his schoine is said to be based upon the idea of treating the Irish to local government just as the English and Scotch are treated in regard to the same subject. As any proposition to honestly do this wou d make the tones a home rule party, t is not believed that h's b-11 will be more than a pretense and a juggle. A Political Movement Surmised. Kansas City, Mo., Februarv 23. A special from Wichita, Kansas, says: Fifty mem bers of tho local Farmer' Alliance met with tho president of the state organization here. The s ssion was an executive one and noth ing is known of what was the object of the mooting It is belioved, however, that the meeting was held to consider political mat ters and to arrange for holding a state meeting. Michael McDoiuimjh's Heroic Act. Akron, O., February 27. Michael Mc Donougb, aged 50, discovered a rail which had been placed across a track just outside the city limits. A train was in eight, and he had ouly time to lift one end and drag it from the track when the engine struck tho other end and the rail was dashed against his head, crushing his skull like an egg shell. Tho engine and cars did not leave the track. A Severe Electric S'orm in Ohio. Dayton, 0., February 27. A terrific elec tric storm with heavy rain, flooded the rivers. Rip-raps and levees were slashed out and a ten inch natural gas main was torn away. Tho water of tho creek shot into the air like a geyser and a column of gas resembling black smose ascended 200 feet, terrifying the people. The flood is subsiding. Work to Commence in March. Tofeea, Kan., February 28, Robert Giles, chief engineer of the Topeka, West moreland fc Marysville railroad, says: We expect to get at work on our line about April 1. Wo cannot do much during this rough weather. N o may put on an engi neering corps early next month. The head quarters of the company will bo in Topeka, and work will proceed from this nd of the line. Rhode Island's Prohibit on T'cket. Providence, R. L, February 28, The state prohibitionists put in nomination the following ticket: Governor, Rev. John Larry; lieutenant governor, Joshua C Brown; secretary of state, JohnW. Moo-ey: attorney general. John T. Blodgett; general treasurer, John P. Ha ard. Berlin Labor Conference. Berlin, February 28. The French gov ernment has accepted tho invitation of Germany to take part in the Berlin labor conference. Though Switzerland has ac cepted the invitation she will not appoint delegates to tho conference until she has seen the programme. The conference will open March 12. Wants to Ketnrn to TtrnrlL London, February 28. Th9 News' Paris correspondent says that Dom Pedro is un willing to dismiss his imperial suite. He has, therefore, resolved to endeavor to come to terms with the Brazilian govern ment to renounce tho crown and to return to Brazil and live as a private person. CATTLEBILl. Snpresslon and Extlrpstloa.of Pleuro pneumonia To Prevent Exportation of Diseased Cattle To Create a.'llureau of Animal Industry. R tiles to be Issued From the Department of Agriculture Special Investigations to be Made Notice to be Given of the Existence of Contagious Diseases. Washington-, D. C, March 1. Senator Paddcck introduced a bill for the establish ment of a bureau of animal industry, to prevent the exportation of di-eased cattle, and to provid for the suppression and ex tirpation of pieuro-pneumoaia and other contagious diseases among domestic ani mals. This bill, which is intended as a substitute for vaiious measures on tho same topic that have been before the senate, provides that a bureau of animal industry f hall be established. The secretary of agri culture shall prepare and enforce ru es for the suppress on and extirpation of all dis eases of cattle, especially pleuro-pneumonia. Catt'e so affected shall not be transported from one state to another. The bill further provides that" in order to promote the ex portation of live stock, tho secretary shill make special investigation mtQ the subject along the dividing lines of the UnitedStates and Canada and other dividing lines on routes to seapoits. No railroad company or steamship line shall receive for transpor tation, nor shall any person drive in a pri vate conveyance any infee'ed cattle. Pen alties are provided for the violation of these provisionsr It 6hall be the duty of the sec retary to give notice through the newspa pers of the ex-stence in any locality of contagious disease, and shall also notify all transportation companies of this fact. Weekly Synopsis of Business Reports. New Yoejt, March 3. R, G. Dun Co.'s weekly review of trade says: Unseasonable weather and growing doubt3 about the monetary future do not help busi ness, and reports this week are less encour aging. Yet, it must be remembered, that the reports of dealers everywhere are liable to be much influenced by disappointment of past hopes, so that they consider trade unsatisractory because it is not up to their expectations; because distribution does not su j ce to clear away stocks purchased, though the amoant of transactions may be larger than a year ago. To the trader who bought 20 per cant, more than in any pre vious season, but has only soldo percent, more, business is unsatisfactory. The pre vailing tone just now is one of discourage ment. Boston notes little improvement. The Ihiladeiphia dry goods market lacks life. At St- Louis tho distribution of sea sonable poods is lair in volume and co lec tions satisfactory. The boot and shoo trade is fairly active, but there is little trading in wool. Trade is reported gocd at Omaha, only fair at Kansas City, and up to the average at St. Paul and many other points. Collections aro generally reported fair. The movement of ureadstuffs is still heavy, and exports, bothot wheat and corn, greatly exceed last jear s. After a drop of about a oant in each, wheat recovered to an eighth abovo last week's pric s, and corn to five eighths abo-.o, with fa:r transactions in each. The buiness failures occurring through out tho country were . 01. as compared with a total of 290 last week. Congressman Peters' Mill for the Irrigation Commihsior. Washington, D. C, March 3. Congress man Peters, of Kansas, has introduced a hill nrnvidiniT within nirt.iin limits fnr tha promotion and regulation of irrigation and matters subsidiary and accessory thereto, creating and empowering commissions, etc. It provides that all tho waters in tho United States shall bo used for pu poses of irriga tion, and directs the appointment of nine commissioners of irrigation for the eastern and western irrigation divisions, into which the bill divides the country. Tho two com missions are to meet i general council and formulate t-lans for carring out the provi sions of the bill. Charter licenses are to be granted to persons desirous of building, maintaining or altering any irrigation work. The commission is authorized to cause sjch experimental investigations as shall be nec essary to demonstrate the character for pur poses of irrigation of the subteranean water supply in the several stateB and territories. A bill was introduced in tho house by General Vandever. of Californ a. chairman of the srecial committe on irrigation. It provides for setting I'pirt all the waters wost of the 97th meridian for purposes of irrigation, subject to domestic uses, and the appointment of an irrigation commis sion as a division of the department of agri culture, to have charge of the whole matter with full power and authority to settlo all irrigation questions rccardles of state lines. It also provides for the preservation and extension of forests and the storage of water. Minister Lincoln'-. Son. London, March 3. Minister Lincoln stated that tho doctors say his son surprised all about him by not only surviving the night, but by having sufficient strength to permit the tapping operation being per formed, which greatly relieved the heart and lungs from eilusions. It was pro nounced that this operat on, because of the patient's feeble condition, would be fatal, but it has at least temporarily dispersed the hopeless condition of the patient. Addi tional measures wero taken to prevent a dangerous accumulation of pus. Another operation was performed which afforded great relief to the patient. A dram was in serted in the affocted part and the matter is now flowing freely from it. Though Master Lincoln is still in great danger, his physi cian and parents are not without hopo of his recovery. Inconsequence of an errone ous report having been sent to the United States to the oriect that Mr. Lincoln's son was dead, a large number of cablegrams of sympathy and condolence from the United States were received by the minister, and he lequested the Associated Press to express his own and Mrs. Lincoln's appreciation of such kind regard and good will. The Urgency Deficiency BUI. Washington, D. C March 1. The urgent deficiency bill is completed. It makes a total appropriation of $23,650,213, of which $711,629 is appropriations to pay two and three year volunteers, bounty to volunteers, commutation of rations and horse and property claims. Other items of importance are: For public build ngs, $28,000; internal revenu, $110,000; light house' establish ment, $14,799; collecting customs revenues, $1S5,000; soldiers' homes, $70,609; patent office. $30,000; land office clerks, $23,000; surveys, $10,000 Iudian supplies, $5,000. For survivors and widows of soldiers of the Mexican war and war of 1812, $2L59S,fc3i: artificial limbs, $ 0,000; United States court witness fees, $2t0,CO0. Under the head of naval establishment the bill provides that the expenses incurred in the purchases, shipment and discharge of coal at Papago, Samoa. $316.41 shall be paid from the appropriation of $100,000 for establishing the station made last year. Tho Trl-Americnn Railroad. Washington, D. C, March L The report of the committee on railroads favoring the construction of a continental railroad has been adopted by the Pan-American con gress. The committee recommends that a rail road connecting all or a majority of the nations represen'.ed in this conference will contribute greatly to the development of the moral relations and the material inter ests of the said nations. That the means best adapted to begin and carry out its ex ecution is tho appointment of an interna tional commission of engineers io study the possible routes, determine their true length, estimate their' respective cost and compare their leciprocal advantages. That the commission sbou d be composed of three engineers appointed by each na tion, with the privilege of dividing into sub commissions, and to appoint as many other engineers and employes as might be con s dered necessary for the more rapid execu tion of the work. That the railroad, in so far as the com mon interests wiU. permit, should unite tho principal cities lying in the vicinity of its route. That if the general direction of the line cannot be altered without great incon venience, for the purpose mentioned in the preceding article, branch lines should be surveyed to connect these cities with the main line. That existing railways should be utilized as far as is possible and compat ible with the route and conditions of the continenal railroad. That the construc tion, management and ODerntion of the linn I should be at the expense df the concession- aires, "or to the persons to whom they sub J let the work, or to whom they transfer their nguia, wuu uu uue iormaiiues, tne consent of the respective governments first being obtained. That all materials necessary for the construction and operation of the rail road should be-exempt from import duties. That all personal and real property of the railrord used in its construction and opera tion should be exempt from all taration, national, state and municipal. That tho execution of a work of such magnitude deserves to be further encour aged by subsidies, cessions of land or guar antees of a minimum of interest. Passenger Train Crashes Into a Freight. Indianapolis, Ind., March 3. The Big Four passenger train No. 9. due here at 10:45 from Cincinnati, collided with freight No. 55 at "Nigger Hill," east of this city. The passenger train was running at a high rate of speed, making up time. The freight was standing on the main track, and on account ot the dens; fog was not seen by the engineer of the passenger until he was witihn a few rods of it. The engine was badly bruised, and made unfit for use, while tho wreck of the freight car wa3 total. Tho terrible shock awakened the Bleeping car passengers, and for a few moments pande monium reigned. Fireman Dillingham was the only person injured, and he not seri ously. Kansas City Gets 'o Early Train. Kansas City, Mo., March 3. A. J. Van landingham, commissioner of the Kansas City Transportation bureau, met Allen Manvel, president of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa railroad, at the U lion depot, and rode with him in his special car as far as Topeka. Mr. Vanlandingham took advan tage of the opportunity offered to talk with Mr. Manvel on the subject of an early west bound train from Kansas City. The presi dent of the Santa Fe ss'em had very little encouragement to offer Kansas City in its movement to secure early trains, and he was free to express tho opinion that they would not be put on in the near future. Mr. Vanlandin 'ham returned to Kansas City with A. A. Robinson in his private car. A Female Porch Climber. Topeka, Kan., March 3. A colored girl burglar was interrupted in a bold attempt to steal clothing from the home of T. L. Stringham, by Miss Stringham. The rob ber had thrown clothing to the value of several hundred dollars "out of a window over the front porch and was in the act of taking her departure when Miss Stringham appeared. The girl jumped to the porch, slid down a post and escaped, but without her booty. The girl has been caught, found by find ing who owned tho hat and shoes she left behind her. She confessed, and told of a young darky who was with her. Both ar. in custody. Rain, Stent and Snow in Texas. St. Louis, March 3. Dispatches from various cities in Texas report tho the sever est "norther" of tho season has prevailed m that state. Ram and sleet and snow fell over a large part of tho state and the mer cury sank to 20 degrees below free sine in many places. The fruit crop is badly dSm .ged and early vegetables are destroyeJ. The same cold wave pus-ed over Arkansas, and reports from that state are that much damage has been done to fruit and vegeta bles. The wave reached this city in the form of a heavy s eet and snow storm, and tho mercury registered lower than at any time beforo this winter. The Third Party. Topeka, Kan., March L The St. John prohibition party, in annual conference, in Representative hall this wek, adopted a platform of about the usual length and breadth. About the only new features were such as havo a new base: such as praise of the National W. C. T. U. in its action at iuicugo, huu coaaemnauaa oi the appointment and confirmation of Judgo D. J. Brewer. The committee on finance reported that the state committee was $300 in debt. Sol 3Iil!crN Kditoii.tK n the Grand Iiodgre. Winfield, Kak., March 1. The grand lodge A. 0. U. W., before adjourning, adopted a series of resolutions censuring Insuiance Commissioner D. W. Wilder for putting in his official report of his depart ment to tho governor, an editorial taken from the Troy Chief. The editorial in question being severely critical concerning the methods of fraternal insurance secret societies. White Pine Has a Competitor. Kansas City, Mo., March 3. Tho Bur lington has announced its intention of ac cepting a 5 cent rate on lumber originating at Missouri, Bansas fc Texa3 point', from Kansas Lity to Lincoln. Neb. The pub lished tariff of the Burlington on lumber from Missouri, Kansas y Texas points has boen 10X cents, for the reason that it did not care for the bus"nes3, because of its de sire to maintain its local rates in Nebraska on white pino from the northwest. Headquarters to be Removed. Leavenworth, Kan., March 3. A letter from P. B. Plumb is authority for the state ment that the headquarters of the depart ment of the Missouri will positively be re moved from Fort Leavenworth. It is known that General Merritt has for a long time thought that such a change would be wise, and in this Generals Crook and Scho field and tho secretary of war concur. i A Besnlt of the Grippe. Chicago, March 3. Quite a large number of people who were prostrated to a greater or lessor degree by the visitation of la grippe are now suffering from a peculiar type of diarrhea, with very debilitating effects. From the fact that only convales cents from the grippe are affected, it is sup posed to have some connection with that epidemic. The Fu.- fie.il Lrase. Washington, D. C, March 3. Secretary Windom has directed a lease to be made with the North American Commercial com pany of New York and San Francisco, J. Lieb, president, for the exclusive privilege of taking fur seals upon the islands of St. Paul and St. George. Alaska, for a period of twenty years from May 1. False Coin and Bad Indians in Maxlca Crrr or Mexico, March 3. The govern ment has ordered a strict investigation re garding the counterfeiting of American coin in Guaymas. Governor Traconis, of Yucatan, is taking steps to drive back the Indians who have been committing depredations in that state. Iacalls Agln Honored. Wabhtsgton, D. C, March 3. Vice Pres ident Morton bovine sent word to the s&nata that he was about to leave for New York, to be absent for two weeks, Senator Ingails as elected, vice president pro tern. f. a. i. b. it Proposes to Have Nearly All the Fey latloa of Oklahoma But Will "Welcome Sach Whites as Desire to Lira There for Purposes of Trade. Xegros Have Jfot Meddled With Cities of the Territory as Yet, as They Are Willing to Have the Whites Build Their Towns. Topexa, Kur., March 4. A reporter has been interviewing E. P. McCabe, recently returned from Washington, and also other officers and head men of the "First Grand Independent Brotherhood," who are here, and gives out tho following as their ex. pressed sentiments: "We did not mean to have our objects and aims given to the public so soon, but there has been no harm done. We propose to not only have a majority of the voters in Oklahoma, but we propose also to have near ly the entire population. There are many now there who will not live in a "nigger' state. These we will help move ont. We will not want tho mass of white people with us, but will welcome those whites who have money and who are willing to come among us for purposes of trade If they wish to make their homes there, and will make our customs their customs, our people their people, we will be glad to have them with us. But when the time comes wo will wel come only those who will make themselves of us and for us. We have not yet invaded the new cities, and you will find compara tively few negroes in Guthrie, Oklahoma City, Edmunds, and other towns. You will observe, however, that wo never tako a step backward, and only our own people know how many of our race there are there, but prefer to fill the country with farmers and encourage our people to go to the cities only as our needs demand. Before the end of tho year you will find thi work of the Broth erhood in the cities and towns to a marked degree, and will see our rao3 behind the counters and at tho desks, and will find that they are patronized. We are willing to have the whites build the towns for us, for we are not. as yet, builders. They are do ing all that for us. We do not propose to impose upon the whites nor abuse our power. We willBimply stand by our own people, and there can be but one result, and that result will be a solid negro state, the grandest in the union." Hot From the Wire;. Nashville, Tenn., March 5. The Cum berland river has risen to forty-eight feet eight inches and is still rising. The Ten nessee river is on a boom, and has swept away thousands of dollars worth of timber and fencing. Atchison, Kan. Three women of this city are applicants for appointment as cen sus enumerators. The Equal S jffrage asso ciation is backing them, representative Morrill has written the census supervisor asking that they be appointed. Washington, D. C The supreme court has confirmed the decision of the Missis sippi courts that the statutes of that state requiring separate cars for colored passen gers apply solely to commerce within tho state, and not a violation ot the law regu lating interstate commerce. Washington, D. C. The senate spent most of one day's executive session discus sing the appointment of Ex-Governor War mouth to be collector of the port of New Orleans. He was confirmed by a mixed vote of republican and democratic senators. Gothrie, I. T. Great indignation is ex pressed here at the statement in the special tele ram sent to the press from Topeka m regard to the alleged negro colonization of Oklahoma. The lands in Oklahoma are all taken up, and amozg tho settlers there is only a handful of negroes. It is difficult to understand how thousands ot negroes are to bo colonized on lands already occupied by legitimate claimants. Washington. f C The house commit tee on public buildings reported favorably the senate bill, with an amendment reduc ing the amount from $159,000 to $7o,0J0 for the construction of a public building at Salina, Kansas". , Washington, D. C. Indian Agent Ben nett, located in the Indian Territory, has reports! to the Indian bureau that it has just come to h:s knowledge that an act was parsed by the legislative council of the Choctaw nation, about two months ago, in corporating the Choctaw Lottery company. The agent represents that great secrecy was maintained concerning this act, and it was with the utmost difficulty that he succeeded in securing a copy of it. Lfavenwobth, Kan. It is annouced here that the headquarters of the department of the Missouri havo been ordered removed to St. Loais, Mo. The removal takes jeffect about May 1. Chicago. At a meeting of socialists in this city a resolution was passed endorsing a cill for an international labor convention, to meet in this city during thj presence of the world's fair in 1892. St. Joseph, Mo. Noyes, Norman & Co., who'esale boot and shoe hou-e, lost $100, 000 by fire; fully covered by insurance. It is supposed that a spartr from the stove in the packing department ignited tome pack ing straw. Atchison, Kav. An Atchion lumber firm has completed a purchase of 100, 0U) acres of pine lands in Lou siana. Sra nfctauy, N. Y. Tha residence of James H. BradshriW. in this city, was dis covered to be on fire, ana Mrs. Bradshaw was burned to dea'h. The prevailing opin ion is that it was caused by electric light wires. Committee "Work All About Done. Washington, D. C, March 5. The dele gates to the International conference are beginning to talk about final adjournment, which will probably take place about April 1. Nearly all of the committees have made their reports and several of them have been already adopted. The report of the com mittee on customs union, which considered reciprocity treaties, .s in the hands of tho printer. Tho three committees on cable communication on the At antic and Carib bean sea have their leporis prepared and they are now being translated. The reports of the committees on customs and regula tions and the committee on port duties are both about ready to submit to the confer ence. The committee on extradition and bank ing will finish its labors within a few days. The committee on arbitration has agreed to report in favor ot the adoption of that means of settling all international ques tions, but has not ag.eed upon any plan yet. The committee for a monetary con vention will make two reports. These re ports are in the hands of the printe- now, and will be submitted soon. The reports of the committee on railway communica tion, sanitary regulations and weights and measures have already been adopted by the conference, while the reports of the com mittee on patents and trade marks and in ternational law are regular ordeu for the consideration of the conference. Chief Mayes Files a Protesu Vintta, L T., March 4. Chief Mayes, of the Cherokees, has written a letter to the president regarding the recent proclama tion ordering the cattle off the Cherokee strip, in which he protests strongly against the action of the government in thus de priving them of what he claims is theirs by every law of God and man. He states that the Cherokees have been taught that the land is theirs: that they have been taught bo by administration after administration, and by treaty after treaty, for the last half century. He states further that they hold a g stent to the lands, signed by Martin Van oren when he was president, aud that the Cherokees have always regarded this as a sacred document; that they have b.'en farasst, time after time, by the missionaries to look upon th great fatber at Washing ton with feelings of reverence, but that this feeling cannot remain if they aro compelled to leave the homes which they have occu pied for generations and seek new ones. He points out that they were, without their consent, removed from their former homes east of the Mississippi river, and that if they are again driven from their homes if wiU be the beginning of the end. The TTrsuline 'nns In Rebellion. PrrrsBtrao, Pa., March 5. The Urauhne nuns are in open rebellion against his holi ness the pope. The troubles of this sister hood, which have covered several .years, wero supposed to have ended some months ago when, with the sanction of the authori ties at Rome, it was arranged that the en tire property owned by the nuns should be turned over to Bishop Swiss upon payment of $60,000. Ex-Mother Sup rior Alphonse, however, has now gona back on this com promise and has placed the fourteen acres with the building in the hands of a real estate agent to be disposed of. She claims that herself and her associates organized the institution, secured tho necessary funds, and bold the title, and that they do not re gard the ecclesrast.cal law as rising superior to tho laws of Pennsylvania. The fight, which will now procee 1 with increased bit terness on both sides, is of iuterest to the Catholic church throughout the world, as it is tho first time that a sisterhood has openly defied the authority of the Holr Pontiff. A Peculiar Ballot Box. Washington, D. C, March 5. Up in the room of the houso committee on elections -stood a ballot box that will figure in the de bate on the FeatherBtone-Cate election case. The box is plainly and simply made of tin and looxs like any ordinary cheap ballot box. But there is a peculiarity about it that appears only "pon close inspection. The orifice wherein the ballots are placed in double, s6 that a ballot if placed in one side slips into the box. but if placed into the other slides unpercoived down into a waste basket or upon the floor. The con testant (Featherstono) asseits that twenty one of these boxes wero used in ono county at the election in Arkansas, and as the re publican ballots were marked in blue to distinguish them, it was an easy matter for the democratic election managers to seo that they did not go into the the ballot boxes and get counted. The double slip around the orifice can be readily taken off, leaving the box absolutely honest in ap pearance. Terrible Mortality Amonjr Soldiers. London, March 5. A dispatch from Cal cutta gives sickening details of the suffer ings of tho British troops engaged in the Chin Lusai expedition. Notwithstanding the stringent orders telegraphed from tho India oflica respecting sanitary precautions the health of the troops show3 no improve ment. Of 1,000 1 unjaub coo'ies sent from Calcutta to reinforce the Chin column. 8.0 men wero either dead or in the hospital be fore the Chin columu had been forty-eight hours in the hilla. It is charged that this mortality is due to tho cruel action of tho military authorities at Calcutta, who pent these men to the front without tents or cov ering, leaving them xposed to the heavy rains. Ohio Rcdistrfet' d for ConsrrcsMuen. Columbus, 0 , March 4. The lodistrict ing bill passed by the houso gives tho dem ocrats fifteen out of twenty-one congres sional districts. As it now stands, Butterworth is placed in a big democratic district, while Kennedy. McKinley, Cooper and Williams aro thrown in districts with democratic majorities rang ing from 1.500 to 3.00J. Congressmen Grosvenor, ickham and Thompson are left in republican districts. Anniversary of the .Death of John Wesley. London, March 4. On March 1, 1801, the centennial anniversary of tho death of John Wes'ey will be commemorated by a union of the United Methodists and tho Methodist New Connection, two branches of the faith which have been at swords points for many years. The terms of the union have been agreed upon, and will bo announced from the pu'pts of the churches of each branch throughout the United Kingdom. Made Crazy by Talth Workers. Bloomington, III, March 5. Mrs. Mollie Smith and her two sisters, Miss Julia and Emma Barnes, three prominent and highly respected young ladies of Saybrook, nra lodged in the county jail of this city. They have recently been attending meetings he.d by the so-called "faith workers," and th lr minds havo given way ent rely. The gir.s are devoted Catholics and bright, amiable women. Return From 3fo Man's Land. Kansis City, Mo., March 4. Special Gov ernment Agent 0. B. McCoy arrived in tho city on his return from a tr'p through the Cherokee strip and No Man's Land. He reports that he destroyed ono moonshine still ard found where two more were located. The ocople who operated the one destroyed expressed themselves a? be ng well satisfied, having expected that they would sooner or later get a notice irom the government to quit the basineB3. The Cnnifr n Mine Fire. Shamokin, Pa., March 5. The fire in the Cameron mine is beyond control. It will tak a week to accomplish the work of bor ing from the level aoove tho fire, walling up tho slopes and flooding the mine, neces sary to extinguish the fire, and it is feared that meanw hile the fames may make their way into other chambers. More Rate Cutting. Denvxb, Col., March 5. The Roc Island has taken the firat 6tep mthepas.-enger war by announcing a rate from Denver to Chi cago of $2c. 15. Th s is a reduction of $4.50 and went into effe-t on the 4th. The Mis souri Pacific and Alton have met the cut, and it is presumed other lines will do so. An Anti-Anarchist BUI Only. Beblin, March 5. It is anticipated as a result of the conference between the em peror and Frinco Bismarck that the gov ernment will, at tho coming session of the reichstag, submit an anti-anarchist bill to take the place of tho anti-socialist bill, which was rejected by the last reichstag. Town Panla'lv Bentroyert. Carthage, Mas'1., March 5. This town was partially destroyed by a cyc!one, which unroofed several hovscs and wrecked them. The family of C. P. Brcnnan wa3 caught and buried in the ruins. The husband, w.fe and four children ware all seriously bruised and one of the children has since died of its injuries. The Virginia Meat InpectIon law, Richmond, Va., March 4. The bill to prevent the selling of unwholesome meat has gone into effect, although it is said that the Chicago rackers, against whom it ia aimed, will contest its constitutionality. It provides for the appointment of inspectors m every county, the fines for selling meats not previously inspected varying from $5P to $100. Two H nnd red Liven Lost. London, March 4. The report of the loss of the British steamer Quetta is confirmed. at Lloyd's. The advices received there state that 200 li ve3 were lost. The steamer struck a rock not shown on the chart, near Som- extremity of Australia, and sank in three minutes. The Fr-nch Cov?niintit WIM Fqunlch It. Paris', Mjirch 4. Tho government has decided to institute proceedings against the paper Egalite, for advising the German so ciaists to Ehoot Emperor William.