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'is5m&ttis&s88 -f r-.-. '.- --W, Et' , s.vss-wp lb :"- . ' - i ff y 1 f VOLUME 1. WICHITA, KANSAS, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 31, 18S4. NUMBER 11. - ',-' t . i-f r v , - ' - - '' .wi-XWi. M MS .,-"'- frje ifWW aLL.a.a.a.av saaaa.r'aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafcaaaaaaaaa IHllBilIHHHFKkHftk' I r , 11 ? 1l 4. ( -' W i'V :' u U, rr 3V V v r:i 7 U Ti t ' J ogf.. .ir . M. M. MURDOCK, Editor. R. P. MURDOCK, Business Manager. Hat Ihe largest Circulation of any Daily Paper tn Southicettern Kantat. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION : DAILT BV VAIL. One copy, one year W One copy, six months 00 One copy, three months. 2 00 One copy ,Vne month ...... 75 Twenty cunts per week delivered bv carriers in the City. Postage prepaid. WEEKLY. One copy, one year $2 00 One copy, six months 1 00 TO ADVERTISERS: Our rates for aihertislnp shall he as low as those of any other paicr or equal alue as an advertising medium. All transient advertisements must lie paid for in advance. Entered tn the Pottoffice at Wichita, at tecond ctatt matter, and entered to trantilion through the mailt at tuch. RAILROAD TIME TABLES. The following table rives the arrival and de parture of trains at Wichita. ATCIIISOK, TOl'EKA 4 SANTA FE. GOING SOUTH. AininK. Express 1U:)A. M. Ac. Freight. 3:4.'. P. M. Wichita Ex.9.00 P.M. Express. ..1(1:3.1 A. AcFrclght 4:05 P. GOING NORTH. T LEAVE. ....;:7a."m .... 5:361. M. ....:& P. M. Kansas City Express Express-.... 5:30P. M. I Ac.Freigut 11:55 A. M. Runs dailv. All others dally except Sunday, ST. LOUIS & SAN FItAXCISCO. Mall train from St. Louis arrives at O-oo p. m. ; leases for the north at 6-05 p. m.; Mall train leaes for the tast at '.1:55 a. m. WICHITA A WESTERN. Accommodation leaves the Union de'iot for Cheney at 10:45 a. m.; Freight dejKit at at 11:00 a. in. Returning, leaics Cheney at 3:10 p. in., arriving at Union depot at 5:00 making connec tion for Kansas City w Ith the regular passenger fnim the south. ST.JLiOUISi.FT. .M1U1 KS. Ac. Freight..7:10n. i Ev. & Mall. .0:25 p. I Freight b:55p. : SCOTT A WICHITA. T3 LLA M. , Ex. A Mail 0.00 a. in. Freight 10:00 a.m. Ac. Freight u p.m. -WANT COLUMN. Advertitementt in thit column vill be charged for at the rate of five Ctntt per line per tccek. Xo ailcertliement taken for Ittt than 25 craft. 1T"ANTEI) A first-class tinner. Must he W sober and industrious ; man of family preferred; give reference and salary wanted. Address lock box 3, Kingman, Kansas ll-.') ANTED To sell two tlrkets to Louisville, Kentucky, at hair price. tl-ll-3 N. F. NtKIlLHLAMilIt. WANTED To rent Pray'srwttaurant, cor. Douglas and Lawrence aes. Ilarnes, Druggist. lo-lw WANTED To sell a good pun tun almost new: will trade for a huge- with toy one who will pay the difference in tJ.ualue. jo-0 W. L. MrBar.. "V17"AXTEI By Mrs. V of Tojieka and T. M. Curtis, on corner Central, 10 or 15 dav 10-3 Itoanlers. ANTED- -An occupant lor u furnished rooni. i:niiiireat Root Bros.' transfer ofllee ;.u WANTED To rent runiished or unfurnished rooms in a new house ; choice location. Enquire at southeast corner or Enioria avenue and Second street. 8-lw w ANTED A eirl to do housework in a small family: good wages ghen. Kn- 11 11 luire at C Alleu's Harness snoji on j'uubi 8-1 avenue. "IITANTED To rent n nicely runiished front W room to one or two gentlemen without board : location pleasant and central. Address H.T.S., this office. -tf WANTED Tay boarders at residence of George Eaton, east side or Market St., 2d door south of Central ate. 7-1 w I7"ANTED Hoarders by day or week, will W or without room. Inquire at west side of Fourth nti-nue between Firft and Second, or . fW..I Elliott, with McComb Bros. 7-lw WANTED Land-bujers to know that it Is to their interest to go to Garden Plain enl Estate Agency to buy lands. ,1-5-tr Tailoic A 1'ikk. WANTED I.nnd-bujers to know that we lune for sale all the best lanils near Gar di n Plain. TaylokAPikl. WANTED Land-buj era to know that we I.a made arrangements with the hotels nt Garden Plain to keep them at reduced rates. d-5-tf T.w i.oit ft 1'ii.k. w ANTED A good nurse girl from II to lti j ears old liylllttlng Jlros. u-a-ii ANTED A situation by a buy with good W recommendations, either iu store or r llce. Apply at Peckham A Hellar's stoix- on Main strict. U-7-C w ANTED A girl to do housework in a small family. Inquire at this ottlce "VirANlED Amone desiring nice residence TT lots, pleasantly located, with the best or watbr, to call on J. It. Turner, in Turner's addition. Great Inducements offered to those intending to build neat reside nevs. North Main street. d-7-0 WANTED Those Intending to build to call on .1 Jt. Tusner for a big bargain in al uahle lots situated in the north part or the city In Turner's addition. d-7-6 w ANTED Some oue to tav taxes on K0 V acres of grass land for the use of it. ii-7-tf II. F. FitiKM) Co. w ANTED A tenant for a splendid office room oter Fuller Son's d-l-tf WANTED Bu era Tor 25 lots on Law rence and Topeka aicuues in blocks 3 and 4, Orme ft Philips' addition. These are the ilueist lots In Wichita for the price f loo ier lot. 3-tf II. F. FiuhMi&Co. w ANTED To sell a good second-hand bug gy ror7U. UK. iir-MiLL. WANTED I .and bujers to know that we are posted in prices and location ofeiery tract or land that Is ror sale in :V-lgw ick county. 3-tf II. F. FiUKNDftCo. .47"ANTED Strangers to know that wo bate y ns line a line or Ileal Estate bargcins, both in dty and conntry, as anylKxlv. d-'Mf Caliwll ftSTKOMJ. "VfTANTED Eerbedv to know that we W hae the oldest aiid most reliable set of Abstracts In the county. ' A w ord to the w ise is sufficient. O.u.im ki.l ft Sntosc. WANTED The public to know thct for Ab stracts, lnsurbnce or Beal Estate, it will pay you to call at Temple block and see 2-tY CALiiwiiLL&Srnoso. WANTED A buer for a quarter-ectlon of good raw lanil ; for sale cheap ; well w a tered : situated in Nlnnescah. I V. D.i'iin.itTY, 3-tf (with Judge Campbell. WANTED Fanners and citizens to know that the old reliable and pioneer cloth ing house of alley is located second door south -of PostofScc. w ANTED To rent a good office room oter Wichita grocery. it. it. nm. WANTED Ecrbodv to islt the Mar Clothing House and examine goods ami prices before purchasing elsewhere. w iailtJW ANTFD-To sell a good top buggy, side- i gjj- for (ie rcasou that the tradi bar; orwUltradeforaiiha'ton. ..c. r .. m ,i. ,i.. it. H. i.ay-3. tions of the party make the latter WANTEIl Many customers to be fitted out In those elegant ami nobby Corkscrew suit. Star Clothing llotue. -TrAXTF.D-Glrl for general houseworV. W Kcfereiices required. It. II. lto. "VITANTED An owner for a store, kev V I... paying for this notice w AXTED i.tuu acres of land In one body in tins county. Tor a fancy alocl farm. IICXMiIi HOTS. WANTED We want merchants to know that our insurance companies are all Btrictlv llrst-closs, and their Klicies cost no more than those of second-rate companies. BCXM.LI. A ltovs. w 'ANTET Every body to know that Head quarters is Mar uioiiudk uouse. "YITANTED A renter for 330 acres or jrrass VY land In section t, township, 2 west. Also, tenants fori pood houses in city, d-t Wichita I.at A 1.0 v On. Ti.il ii ..I. ' inc piace in case me loriuues oi pou can be ha.l bj catling at this office anS , ,. '.,., ...,. ., ., l ,,, BEGINS TO BOIL. THE POLITICAL CAULDRON WARMING UP. PREPARING FOR THE BIG BATTLE AT CHICAGO. The Arthur and Blaine Men Equally Confident of an Early Victory. NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. Chicago, May 30. To-day has been the first to be tempered with any ex citement in view of the near approach of the national republican convention. The morning trains brought in only a sprinkling of delegates, but among them were a number recognized as leaders in promoting the cause of those most prominently mentioned for the head of the national ticket, and these were supplemented by a great many others prominent in the party coun cils. Headquarters were thrown open at the leading hotels for the Arthur, Blaine and Logan forces, and prepara tions were making on every hand in advance of a number of the solid state delegations, which is expected to ar rive early to-morrow. It was esti mated to-night that about one hun dred and forty delegates had arrived, or about one-sixth of the full comple ment of the convention. By to-morrow night, or Sunday morning at the latest, two-thirds o" the delegates arc expected to be on the grouud, so that the activity which is to occur anterior to the assembling of the convention proper will be at its height Sunday. The Calforuia delega tion will be the first to arrive in a body, and its arrival early to-morrow has been so widely heralded that it is coulideutlv expected to impart fire to the canvas from the outset, owing to the pronounced character of their pre ferences lor the Maine statesman. The California delegation comes accompan ied by that from Nevada, and the two arc to unite in all their movements. A portion of the Iowa delegation arriv ed today and the remainder will be here to-morrow, to permit a meeting for organization and to-mapoutaplan for their future line of action, called for to-morrow afternoon. Two dele gatem from Washington Territory ar rived to-day; also all of the Oregon delegation, with two exceptions. The advance guard of Shcrmnu men iu the persons of Judge Foraker, delegate at large from Ohio, and Luke A. Stanley, alternate from the first dis trict, reported this afternoon. Galu sha A. Grow, who has been mentioued for the chairmanship of the convention, has arrived from Pennsylvania. The New York contingent was supple mented during the day bv the arrival of Andrew I). White, B". Matt Car penter, Silas B. Dutcher. Jho. J. Gil bert. Among the delegates are Clin ton Wheeler and Charles Gould, aud Gen. Geo. H. Sharpe is among lhoc who come to view and take part iu the preliminary skirmishing. A. G. Malt loy, of Galveston, came at the head of six of the Texas delegation, and re ported the remainder to be on hand to-morrow. Chaunccy I. Filley was the first of the Missouri delegates to arrive. W. N. Taft, postmaster of Charleston, S. C, accompanied by three other delegates, were the first arrivals from the Palmetto state. Col. .lames D. Brady, delegate at large of the Mahone delegation from Virginia, arrived to pave the way for the com ing of the full delegation, and one or two of the Dczeudorf contesting dele gation also put iu an appearance. The Kansas delegation will arrive Sunday at noon, aud it is expected that it will be the last of the full delegations to at rive on the scene. The headquarters of candidates were regularly opened for business to-day, aud consultations were constantly iu progress between leaders of move ments in behalf of each, while trusty (Vintiilc vnri nut muk'ilifr tln Mi-nnnili- tancc of the straggliug advance guards of various state delegations. As they j arrived in this way the various leaders i were enabled to secure information at I the earliest moment of the condition of affairs iu the large proportion of states, and to revise the estimates of the strength of the respective candi dates. The chiel centre of interest to day was the Grand Pacific hotel, in which are the headquarters of Arthur. Blaine and Logan. Arthur'" headquar ters arc in charge of Clinton Wheeler, of New York, James 1). Warren, of the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser and General Geo. II. Sharpe, of New York. It was stated to au associated press representative at these headquarters that the outlook was cheering and the President's frieuds arc growing more confiddut as the situation develops. Blaine's headquarters arc in charge of Stephen B. Elkins, of New Mexico, ' Galusha A. Grow, of Pennsylvania, J. , P. Clarkson. editor of the State Reg ister, Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Clark son mid to an associated press reporter . that numerous consultations had been i held during the day, aud that while he was not able to go into particulars he could say in general that i much had been completed the results of which would become apparent later ' on. Logan- headquarters are in Chicago. A. M. Jones chairman, aud Dan Shepherd secretary of the llliu-' ois state central committee, Logan's ' friends, appear to be growing iu con fidence as reports come iu of a nature ' to indicate an impossibility of either Bl nitty or Arthur securing n majority of the convention. Thus far no head quarters have been opened for Ed munds, Sherman or Hawlcy. In the discus-ion aud doubt over the ques tion of the first place, the vice-presi-deucv has drooped completely out of depend on the former as a mere matter of political geography. A new candidate for that pot-ition has even developed today in the perou of IIou. Andrew D. White, presideut of Cor nell college, who was spoken of for T . . . . .1 . - f - i. .. candidate for presideut. The sub-committee of ihe national . committee completed its preliminary I labors, seeming to be able to report to the full committee, which is to assem ble at noon to-morrow, at which it is now known the following members will be present, including those who arc expected to arrive to night : John C. Newl of Indiaua Powell Clayton, Arkansas ; Horace Davis, California: Jno. S. Routt, Col - i orado ; O. Piatt, Counelicut; Mr. .a k - .-., - . - chautam, i?ebiger, Delaware; li. C. Cook, as Jiroxy for Jno. A. Logan, Illinois; Tohu S. Itunnells, Iowa; John A. Martin, Kansas: James A. Strnc, Michigan; D. A. Sabin, Minnesota; George C. McKce, Mississippi; Chaunccy I. Filley, Missouri ; James W. Dawes, Nebraska; William E. Chandler, New Hampshire; Geo. A. Halsey. New Jersey; Thos. C. Piatt, New York ; Wm. C. Cooper, Ohio ; Mr. Apperson, proxy for D. C. Ireland; Oregon, Christopher MaGee, proxy for J. Donald Cameron, Pennsylvania ; Geo. W. Hooker, Vrrmont; Samuel M. Yost, Virginia ; Elilm Enos, Wis consin; Geo. L. Sharp, Idaho; Alex ander II. Bcattie, Montana ; Stephen B. Elkins, New Mexico ; C. W. Ben nett, Utah. Out of the State of Vir ginia ten contested district delega tions will come for action of the sub committee. These as reported to sec retary Martin are as follows : First, Alabama; 1st, Georgia; 5th, Ken tucky ; 4th, Maryland ; 4th, Texas ; 21st, Pennsylvania; Cth, New York ; 2d, Illinois; 19th, New York; 4th, Pennsylvania. It is not anticipated that any of these contests will prove a very heavy tax upon the commmittee, ami it expects spcedv action to be taken upon them except in the case of the State of Virginia, which may pro vokk considerable discussion. Elaborate headquarters under the auspices of the leading business men of the city in advocacy of the candi dacy of President Arthur were open ed at the Palmer House to-day, and at a meeting this afternoon a committee was appoiutcd with power to add to their numbers to receive the New York business men's delegation, which will arrive to-morrow, and tender its members the use of its rooms. A cir cular was also prepared for distribu tion addressed to the delegates to the convention by the business men's com mittee welcoming them to the city and stating certain reasons for nomi nating Prrsidcut Arthur. That he has fulfilled the duties of the ollicc under trying circumstances; restored har mbuy to the party: he has keptiu view the best intcrestso'f the country, and advocated no policy calculated "to dis turb commercial affairs, aud at the same time has commanded the respect of foreign nations by a dignified, con sistent and straightforward course; he has favored a reduction of taxation, and secured in all of the departments economy iu expenditures; in a word, he has given to the country a wise, conservative and pure administration, which has commanded the respect of the country and the unanimous ap proval of the republican party as ex pressed iu the tatc conventions. Let us invite your attention to some of these, as they state the whole case so closely and forcibly. (Here follows ex tracts from republican state plat forms.) The address concludes as follows: "The unanimity exhibited is remark able iu political history, and is the highest testimony to the fitness of C. A. Arthur for the executive ollicc which he now tills. Docs not this pro duce a demand? Do not surrounding circumstances and party necessity re commend his nomination?" At the Tremont, Col. G. L. Shoup, member of the national committee from Idaho, an ived. Mr. Warren was accompanied by Titus Sheard, ex-Congressman Jos. S. Smart, Chairman A. Gould, O. G. Warren, of the Bufialo Commercial, and Issa Bromley. Mr. Warren said : "I regard Ar thur's chances as better now than they were ever before. He will have lhirty six or thirty-seven votes on the first ballot, and "he'll be nominated, if nom inated at all, by the third ballot." Secretary Martin said that no prox ies would be allowed in the conven tion. There never have been any per mitted, hut if the convention sees fit it can admit them. The convention makes its own rules. The rules of the . last convention don't necessarily bind I this convention, so that proxies can be admitted at the option ot the conven tion. Pleasants, who is the forerun ner of the Mtihouo delegation from Virginia, is around trying to impress upon evert body that Mr. Mahone and hii delegation should be admitted, aud that the Dczeudorf men should be left out in the cold. The probability is that the national committee will recom mend that both delegations be admit ted to the convention with one-half a vote each. At the Palmer house, John C. New and his committee were locked up in a private parlor attending to details connected with the convention. Con sidering the amount of work this sub committee hits done ami is doing, the members continue to be "in line form." They work carlv and late. Mr. New had to send an apology last evening to j Manager McVicker,- who kindly tent5.-, crcd the use of his private box to the sub-committee. At the Lelaud a man who will have a great deal to say about the manage ment of Arthur's forces, put iu an ap pearance. He is "Clint" Wheeler, the close pcrsoual and political friend of the president, ami appeared anxious to get into communication with the Chi cago friends of Gen. Arthur, as soon a he changed hi summer clothes. The weather has been very cold for some days here. Judge Carey, chairman of the com mittee on official reporting aud publi cation, has concluded to employ steno graphers for the convention, who will be absolutely under the control of aud responsible to the convention for the accuracy of the report Mayor Hat rison is arranging to have , the police raid all gambling dens and , hones of ill-repute some uieht next , week, expecting to bag a lot of dcle-k. gates and make cheap capital for him- self KANSAS CROPS. AtehNon, May 30. Although the weather is quite cool tonight, turning so yesterday afternoon, no damage is known iu this section by frot The wheat is heading out in sections, and considering the continuous cool weath er and backward spring, the condition is good, with a prospect that at pres ent is flattering. Some fields look spotted, poorly and uneven. A promi neut commission firm received in formation to-day from McPhersou county which states that farmers there are reporting 50 to 90 per ceut of the growing wheat crops to bp cheat. Thnt is tlm lcmnor whrat 4niintvin the State. Reports of i complete "con - Urination of this fact arc awaited with much anxictv here. Corn is up and doing well, although it needs mora warm weather. Oats and rye are of an average appearance aud promise well. Hastings, as proxy for . ew lorn, Jiavsu Alter the pa weather indications. rade, which took two hours to pa Washin ton. May 30. Indications the reviewing stand. President Ar for the Lower MUotiri valley arc thnr returned to the hotel and a nub partlv cloudv weather and local lie reception followed. General Hut- . rains, with southwestcrlv winds and - ' - stationary temperature. DECORATION DAY. UNIVERSAL OBSERVANCE OF THE NEW NATION AL DAY. All the Principal Cities of the Land Participating in Hon oring the Patriot Dead. MEMORIAL, DAY. Clay Centre, Kan., May 30. Deco ration day was observed here with appropriate ceremonies. All business having closed at 10 o'clock, the Grand Army post headed a procession over three-fourths of a mile in length and marched to the cemetery, where the lots set apart for the soldier dead were dedicated. A prominent feature ot the procession was a mammoth chariot, containing little girls repre senting the several states of thcUnicn. After the dedication and decoration of the graves, a public banquet was given in the city park, followed by toasts, orations aud patriotic music. Over two thousand people witnessed the beautiful and impressive ceremonies. Kansas City, Mo., May 30. Decora tion day was observed with more than usual ceremony. Business was gener ally suspended this afternoon. The street parade included the military and civic societies and fire depart ment. The exercises in commemora tion took place at Gillis' opera house, with au oration by the Hon. William Warner, Senior Vice Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. Chicago, May 30. The military and civil parade this afternoon as post decoration day ceremonies, was the largest ever witnessed here on similar occasions. Cairo, III., May 30. Decoration dav at Mound City was generally observed. About 5,000 people were present. Columbus, May SO. Decoration day was generally observed by suspension of busiucss,decorating soldiers' graves, parade and speech. General It. P. Kenned j' and General Rosecraus of ficiated iu the unveiling of the soldiers' monument, Delaware, Ohio, making speeches aud were followed by other prominent gentlemen. Gov. Iloadloy aud staff were present. Over 15,000 people attended the exercises. Indianapolis, May 30. The observ ance of Decoration Day was more gen eral than for several years past. Busi ness was almost entirely suspended aud the streets were thronged by thousands of people to witness the parade, which was the 1 rgest aud handsomest ever seen iu the citv. Beloit, Kan., May 20. Decoration day was observed in thii city to-day. The soldier's graves were decorated, the ceremonies being conducted by Beloit Post (J. A. R., assisted by Cap tain Casey's military company. Hon. C. V."FowIcr delivered the address at the opcr.i houe, a shower driving the people to cover. At least five thou sand people were iu attendance. Springfield, Ohio, May 30. Decora tion day was observed here with unu sual manifestations of interest. Im mense numbers of people participated at Fern Clifl. The address delivered by Dr. C. A. Kemper, of Cincinnati, and ex-President Hayes, who spoke iu behalf of government aid in the education of the illiterate in various parts of the country, aud urged the people to exert their inllucncc upon the house of representative to pas the senate bill to aid in the establish ment and temporary support of schools. Mr. Hayes said if it had not been for ignorance there would have been no rebellion, and that the blacks having been enfranchised it was the duty of the government to so educate them that thev could vote intelligent Iv. When the war ends the duti s oft peace must follow; the slaves arc yet but half emancipated; the thralldotn of ignorance must he broken. The bill which had passed the senate was not perfect, but it was a good begin ning in the right direction and there arc a great many difficulties to be overcome. Almost half of the votes of the south were lately slaves, aud the other half were not adequately educated. Now more than a half a million voters cannot read the ballots they cast. The case is an urgent oue, for continued ignorance may put in jeopardy the nation's life once more. The address was entirely uupartisan and statesman-like, and produced a profound impression. San Francisco, May 30. -Decoration day was celebrated by the customary observances. The bauks, government offices and the principal business houses were closed. The military procession was unusually fine. Inte rior cities and towns report the day commemorated iu appropriate style. Wheeling. West Va., May 30 Me morial day was observed here under the auspicies of the G. A. R. The graves of the union soldiers were dec orated in the foreuooti and thecx-con-fedcratcs also decorated the graves of their late comrades. St. Lodis, May 30. Memorial day received more attention here to-day than for several years past. Fully 10,000 people visited the National cem etery at old Jeflerson Barracks where the graves of 4,000 soldiers were pro fusely decorated. The services were conducted by the G. A. R. posts, aud consisted of a national salute by the United States troops under Col. Brackctt. Gen. Sherman was present and took monie. active part in the cere- Aiitictam. May 30. Due obser-, vances of memorial day held here. 1 Gen. John Logan delivered an oration, i The dav generally observed at all j points. " Emporia, Kan., May 30. Notwith-, standing the continued rain yesterday , afternoon, memorial day was appro priately observed in this city. Prep arations on a grander scale than ever before had been made, but it was im possible to follow out the entire pro gaanime arranged. The G. A. It. dec orated the graves of tweuty-six of their comrade4, aud when they return ed to the city, a very enjoyable meet ing was held at Jay's opera house A. M. Florv, Esq., was the orator of the day. and delivered a very eloquent address. In the evening Judge O. G. 'Thatcher, of Topeka, addressed an at entnusiastic temperance the court house. For fully an hour the Judge spoke, and delivered one of the best temperance leciure ever heard in Emporia. He made many friend-j here on this occasion. , let was enthusiasticallv cheered on the . --... V line of march. Generals Sherman ana j Grant were conspicuous in the cere t monies in Brooklyn. At Annapolis I tUU UU1UU OUU WUlCUCIillC,!!) UUIIVU IU decorating, congressman A. J. ar uer was orator at Frederick. Hastings, Neb., May 30. Decora tion day was generally observed here. A procession over a mile and a half in length marched to the cemetery, and fully 5,000 people took part in the cer emonies. Judge U. H. Morris, of Crete, delivered the memorial address. Galveston, May 30. A San Antonio special to the News says: Decoration day was observed here" as never before in the history of the city. Business was eutircly'suspended, and a large concourse of citizens and soldiers par ticipated in the exercises. Fort Scott, Kan., May 30. The day was duly observed in this cify by the G. A. R. and their guests. There were about 8,000 people in the city. Delegations of uniformed rank Knights of Pythias from Nevada, with band, G. A". It. posts from all over the state, A. O. U. W., and uniformed ranks from Columbus, Girard, Hepler and other poiuts were in attaudancc. At the cemetery the oration was deliv ered by Chaplain Dornblazer, aud an original poem was read by Col. A. J. II. Dugaune, of New York City. In the evening the lat.ies' relief corps gave an entertainment at the opera house for the benefit ot the .National cemetery general fund, which was re galed by Eugene F. Warc; the "Kan sas poet," with au original poem. This was one of the largest and most impressive congregations ever held iu this city on a decoration day. The flowers were magnificent aud plenti fully distributed by thirty-six little girls. -- PLUMB'S SENTIMENTS. The following letter to a prominent republican iu Topeka, written by Senator Plumb, under dale of May 2,5th, is telegraphed to the papers : Topeka. May 25." I do not know all, probably, which may have been telegraphed West, as to "mv position on the presidential question, but per mit me to say that 1 have studiously declined to say anything as to what'l should do, or "as to how the Kansas delegation should vote. I have ouly said that Kansas republicans wanted Blaine, unless it could be demonstrat ed some other candidate was more cer tain of election. I regard the nomi nation of a candidate who can be elected as the supreme law of the con vention, and I have been, so well as I could, watching the development of opinion iu doubtful states, with a view of determining what candidate would best assure the purposes of success. Personally I am for Blaine, and I know his nomination would bust suit Kansas republicans, and I shall support him except in the event that 1 shall be satisfied that some other man i- stronger. You will, perhaps, under stand that in states that are doubtful there is a fecliug about candidates which takes the place of that pergonal preposfcc-jsion which it is safe to in dulge in in Kansas. The struggle is to be successful at the very best. The dem"""ats will nominate a Haw York man? ami We may not be able to carry that Slate with 5f-yone. So far, while there is strong ojpitiou to Mr. Blaine from iuflucutialTqna!tCrs, I do not feci that it is ccrtam ho 'J not ns strong as anyone we cau nominate. And of one thing voir can be quite sure, I shall be mindful of the wishes of iny constituency, and willing to give au account of my stewardship. "Curiously enough, the mail which brought me your letter in which you take exceptions to Mr. Arthur "be cause he rcprcseuts the 'business methods,' also brought me a letter from a conspicuous independent re publican of national fame and reputa tion, who, while objecting to Mr. Blaine expressed his willingness to support Mr. Arthur because of his con spicuous and genuine support of the cause of administrative reform. All the civil service reformers of New Eng land ami New York, with few excep 'ions, prefer Mr. Arthur to Mr. Blaine, but this I tlo not count as much. Very truly vours, " "P.B.Pmjmi:." PENN BANK. Pittsburg, May 30. Thos. J. Wat son, oil broker, whose account was overdrawn $97,000, left suddenly for New York this evening with his wife. Detectives have been shadowing his hou-,0 for two days. Telegrams have been sent cast to arrest him for con spiracy. There N great excitement to-nigltt ami other arrests are ex pected. A special from Harmony says that the Harmony savings bank closed it doors yesterday, owing to money tied up iu the Penn Bank. The lia bilities arc said to be small. THE POPULATION OF FORT SCOTT. Fort Scott, May 30. The city asses sor completed the annual census of this city to-'lay, which shows a popu lation of 9,781, which is conceded to be the most correct count ever made. The increase for the year is over 2,000. In 1883 400 houses" were built, an equal number have been built the pres ent year and in progress of building, audit is estimated that the total num ber of buildings for 1881 will reach 800. THE MANITOBA TROUBLE. Minneapolis, May 30. A Winnipeg special to the Journal says the govern ment caucus sat all night, and is still in session. It decides to reject the terms offered by the dominion govern ment, and will insist upon the control of the land matter. Several govern ment followers left the ranks. A criis is expected. WILL RESUME WORK. Fort Wayne, Intl., .May 30. Super intendent Stevens, of the Wabash, states that the 250 shopmen who struck this morning at Peru, Ind., re sumes to-morrow on the assurance that they would receive within a week. Vpril pay KANSAS AT CHICAGO. Kansas City, May 30. A special to the Journal says : Hon. Geo. R. Peck, of Topeka, is here. He and Senator Plumb will depart for Chicago this nriiintr. Mr. IVrk. whn is a ilelcrmte to the convention, was about the Ia-t caller on President Arthur yesterday candidates of either of the old section prior to the latter? departure for New a! parties, tin trnenntionalwt will fa York. He -aid that thepre-idcut wa- ' vor the tho, election of sncii a man. iii excellent humor, very- hopfnl of Mr.Joics pay thit i, the cxpres-ed success, expecting the support of the viewoftnorr than one hundred dele greater part of the New York dclega- gate of the convention. ion. ' 7 THREE BOYS DROWNED. Galveston, 3lay 30. A San Antonio special to the -cws say-: At Converse, a siatiou near thi place, this after- tions here. Blaine and Arthur are fa noon three little son-f Edward Hal- vorttf-s at 100 jufaint the Held at sing, five to nine years of age, wan- . 5.60. Col.. Joseph, llickey, of Callaway dcred away, went -wimming and county. Mo., ha made Mme large I were drowned. ; wajrers on tin rtult. TELEQRAPHIC jNE WS THE PITH OF THE DISPATCHES Received By Wire From AU Over This Broad Land Of Ours. The Montreal ipolicc havebceu un su'ccessfaUo far in flndjag! John C.' Eno." 5 " ?' ',;. A Cairo dispatch says the new Mali di claims the power of becoming in visible. A Vlemia dispatch says : There was a fierce encounter to-day between the Kossuth and government parties, near Erlane. Five parties were killed and many wounded. In New York yesterday the board of directors of the Northern Pacific railroad company authorized the let ting of the work ot construction tor the secoud section of twenty-five miles east from Tacoma, in the direc tion of Green 'river and Stampede Pass, Washington Territory. In the senate yesterday at Paris, a debate was had on" the Nagucts divorce bill. The minister of justice aud pub lic worship stated that the govern ment was disposed to sanction the principle( of divorce in a case entail ing actual scparaliouJDut would not agree to flivorccTby mutual assent. A Rome cable dispatch says : Ne gotiations are pending between France aud the Vatican for the nom ination ot French cardinals at the next consistory. The Vatican is disposed to accede to the wishes of France on con dition that the French government re store the grants io tlm church sup pressed laxi yea iv , The frosts reported yesterday morn ing througliouttthe mortherta parts of Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan did more damage than was believed at first. Corn was badly blacked and set ba-k iu many locali ties In other localities the corn and garden vegetables were ruined. Lord Tennyson was elected presi dent of the society ot authors, formed chiefly for the purpose of eficcting an inter-national copyright law between England and America. Mathcw Ar nold was elected vice-president of the association. BROKER ARRESTED, Mew York, May 30. Perrin II. Sumner, the broker who was arrest etl on a chargo of swindling Daniel M. Davidson, late' of "West Virginia, out of over $10,000, has been committed for examination. AN ELEVATED AFRICAN. Kansas City, May 30. The Timo' Little Rock, Ark., special says: Jas. Tucker, colored, was hanged to-day at Paris, Ark., for the murder of Aaron Barker at Red Bench Mountain on the 26th of December last. The men were iu partnership iu conduct ing a small farm Tucki-r stiipected Barker of having money, aud while the latter was asleep he shot and ktltnl him, then retreated to the mountains, where for some weeks ho defied the officers, and was finally captured after a hard fight. The execution took place in the presence of '2,000 people. The murderer met his fate coolly, say ing ("oil had forgiven him and he was at peace tvith the world. CAUGHT IN THE ICE. St. Johns, N. F., -May 30. The New Fouudland sealing brig Confederate, Captain Thomas Green, of Harbor Grace, with crew i of nine men were cnttuht in a formldiable ice nip in Notre Dame bay, April 8th. Five of the crew reached Twlllingnal anil boarded the steamer Hercnles and ar rived here this evening. They report ail provisions consumed, except bread and the last pound of fuel exhausted. There is a fro7.en ocean ofice all along and as the ship thus besetisnow drift ing out to sea there is danger of the crew being starved to death. A pow erful scaling steamship will be at once despatched to their relief. KANSAS POSTMASTERS. Washington, May 30. Henry II. Elder was to-day commissioned post master at De"Witt, Kansas, anil the following posiolliccs were established : Drtiry, Sumner county, .1. b. an n e gm, "and Eli, Cowley count) , Eli Thorpe postmasters. The bonds of James Lobsitz, postmaster at Kdmoiid, Norton county, and James Lnughlin, post master at Liberty. Montgomery county, were accepted. - KIRKS. Chicago May -30. A large brick building on Illinois -trcet, owned by J. W. Reedy aud occupied by him as an elevator" manufactory, burned this afternoon. Los, $10,000; fully in sured. Damage by fire at the Northwest ern car shops nominal. WHISKY DID IT. IndianapoliSjMaySO. The Journal's Vcvav, pccial reports that Peter Joyce (wldtc) instantly killed Squire Sanders (colored) at that place this afternoon. Joyce" had participated !n the Decoration day procession and afterward- became intoxicated, anil pointed a loaded musket at a number of people, but did not discharge the weapon until Sanders appeared. Joyce was arrested. OBJECTS TO BEM. Indianapoli3, May 30. Geo O. Jones, of New York, Ins isstiftl an ad dress to the members of the National Greenback Labor party in the state of yew York, setiiBi forth lib objection- ti General I'utkr.Uhe nominee of the convention, on the eroapd thai ih- laucr is uui tuiiiitMwincu xhii.ii. 10 the principles ou the jarty. The nominees, Untler awlWjWt, be fetate. have not yctaectpleattMf'Hornmation. If they should 4t o aatf plce them- celvea upon tne party ' platform as iu rcpr-senttire, everjgjBembcr of the party i- boasti ta twpport them. 'A2 f should they fall to do Ihi. or become BETS OM, BLAINE. Washington, Mar 30.IMting on the presidential nominee at Chicago . next weefc ai asnincd tne propor- FROST. Port Jarvis, N. Y., May 30. Heavy frosts all through this section this morning. Boston, May SO. Frost did great damage all over New England last night. In some parts snow fell, and in others ice formed over an inch thick. The loss will be heavy especial ly iu New Hampshire aud VermoR'. Buffalo, N. Y., May 30. Quite a heavy snow storm along the Lake Shore ronte, and still snowing. Trains arc arriving covered. A few flakes fell here. Poughkcepsie, N. Y., May 30 The thermometer last night went down to 25 degrees, freezing fruits and vege tables of all sorts. In Duchess and Ulster counties the grap crop is fully half destroyed. The estimated dam age is several hundred thousand dol lars. COVINGTON RACES. Covington, Ky., May 30. The spring meeting of the Latonia jockey club, of Cincinnati, was begun to-day. There was a very large attendance, the weather was fine and the track deep iu dust. Tho meeting was opened bv a purse race, mile heat, and was won by Iatrick;Deunis ; Ferg Kyle, second ; Slipawav, third. Time, 1:45 1-2. Tho Chipsetta stakes for two-year-old fillies, foals of 1882, five furlongs, Wanda won easily by a length, Retinue coming verv fast" second, Vallisia. third. Time 1:05. Tabitha was Ihe favorite in tho pools. The merchants' stakes, for all ages, mile and furlong. The starters were Freeland, Springer, Berlin, Fosteral, Fellowplay. Billy Gilmore, Mamino rist and Richard. Freeland wou easily by half a length, Berlin secoud ami Mammorist third. Time, 1:57 1-2. The purse race, one and a half mile, wa won in a canter by Loftin, Levant secoud and Obermever third. Time, 2:41. The fifth aid last race, purse $400, mile and quarf er, was won by Lord Edward by a head, Silvia second, neck in front itaron, Ella third. Time, 2:15 1-2. BOAT.RACE. Chicago, May 30. Rowing race be tween Peter Conley, of Portland, Me., and John Teenier, of Pittsburg, of three miles with turn for $1,000 a side occurred at Pullman this afternoon, and was very closely contested from the start. Teenier finished first by half a length iu the extremely good time of 20 minutes, 'J 1-2 seconds. OVER THE OCEAN. FOREIGN NEWS. A TERRIFIC ULAZE. London, May 30. A serious tiro oc curred at "Phuampenk." capital of Cambodia. The whole quarter out side of the French Concession was de stroyed. Among tho buildings burned were 105 houses belonging to the King. Three persons perished. DEATH-DEALING DYNAMITE. Loudon, May 30. An explosion ot ihnamite occurred to-day outside of the detective otlice iu Scotland Yard, London, at 9:30 this evening, the cor ner of the building being blown oil to the height of thirty feet, taking with it a portion of the'side walls. Many cart-loads of debris are lying around and attest to the strength" of the ex plosion. A brougham standing oppo site was wrecked and the coachumn injured. A policeman was blown across the yard and striking against tho wall was injured and several other persons were injured by pieces of Hy ing glass. The explosive was placed at the rear of a large building occu pied by the detectives. A sharp report was heard to-night outside of the Junior Carlton club houe, in Pal! Mall, resulting from a bomb thrown into the basement of the club house at the back of St. James -rpiarc. A cabman says he saw a man light what was apparently a fuse, and then run away. Immediately after ward there was a report, followed by a volume of Mntke. After an inter val of a few seconds, the cabman hiivi, another report occurred between the army intelligence department, which adjoins the Junior Carlton club house and the army anil navy club houses, facing it on opposite sides of St. St. James square. The baseun-nt of the Carlton club house was shattered in, and four female servauts at work there were severely injured. The club houe was crowded with members at the time of the explosion. Several lights were extinguished. The lights throughout the entire building of the army and navy club were extinguish ed and the windows blown in. Col Majandic, inspector of cxplo-sives-, examined the scene of the dyna mite operations in rail -Mall, mc to-night The house keeper of the army intelligence department aver that'thc second explosion in St. Jamc square was causc'il by a bomb which he saw lighted with a'fusc a second or two before the explosion occurred. Another explosion in Scotland Yard was averted by the failure of the fue to burn. The police found several cake dynamite in the vicinity. A member ot Carlton Club pay he detected a strong smell of gunpowder after the explosion. Nearly all of the Iioumn in .St. .lame- square have suffered from , the force of the coucus-ion. loiter search resulted in discovering more explosive matter. A canister of uu- cxploded dynamite was found in Scot land yard. Police authorities ex press "the opinion that attempt on the two localities were intended to le simultaneout, the individual who lighted the fii-e in St. Jame square was pursued by the indignant aud excitd crowd, but managed to make his escape by jumping Into a cab which had bccn"kept in rcadincHa, and which wa loit to sight In the darkness of the night and great con fusion. The policemen and four others of the injured are pronounced in a pn-cariou- condition, feixtetn packet- of dynamite, with fuw at tached, were found at 10:30 to-night, under the Nelson monument in Trafal gar -ouare. The Iindon to!ic be-' lieve the dynamite dt-covered under! the 3tchon monument in Trafalgar square i of American manufacture. An article aoncar in the Kort- nighth Review, written and signed by V'm. K. Glad-tone, on KngUnd' for- eign policy. 0!autone ay a icnol ha now arrived when England way, with advantage,lndy and ereu repro duce in "some of ifi most eharactenatfc aspect the foreign policy of America. A larse audience wftne! Law rence UarretlV farrwell irfornsce to-nigul,"Yorkk' Love," revived for the occasion. Barrett wm recall! fonr time after the "eond act. Toe Hejsrs. Berry Broilers, a CO! tat experienced cattle breeders froaa MlcaigM, arrived la this city yesterday, may an the owners of tome genuine Roaeol SfewM registered catUe, together wit soae eighty head or high grade, which areoa the ratal. These gentlemen desire to purchase a suit able ranch for the purpose or exteaatva breeding. Advices from other portions or Ksmm do not show the rain-fall to be so coattMt nor heavy as in this valley. For the Mat week It has been warsa and dry la the cen tral and northern portions of the Slate, while it haa rained here nearly every day or night. The corn crop la suferias the most, as it is almost impossible to keep ahead of the weeds, although the plaata look green sad rigorous. Mr. E. C. Ferguson, Register of Deed of Sumner county, came up yesterday vr ing. The Wellington people went throagh their decoration services fa spite of the rain. Wade McDonald made the oration, followed by J. W. Forney with a delightful speech. Mr. Ferguson la off for Chleag Monday morning. Mr. John G. Wood and wile and Col. St. Clair went oa to Chi cago last niht. lion. D. B. Long, ex.tish comaualsatoaer of the state, now the atate Gnad Master of the Odd Fellows, made u a call last even ing. He Is here lor the purpose of Instruct ing In the secret work of the order. The Eagle, as many of our reader will reaaea. her, had two or three ferocious bouts with Mr. Long over the (Uh iiaestioa two or three years ago. We find our old enemy a great big hearted Jolty man, who wouldn't tight eeu the editor of the Kaiilk, though wo had butted the biggest carp pond in the state. Mr. II. C. Wilson, ot St. Louis, the big laud and loan agent who is represented by Mr. M. L. Garver, of this city, left for home last night. Mr. Wilson comes out every once in a wullo to see if Southern Kansaa keeps up her part. This timo he brought his wife with him and drove overland as far q1 a Saratoga, Pratt county, and he aaid to us upon bis return, that there waa no use talking there can be found no other country In (he United Stale equaling this great valley In all respects. A NEW TIME CaRD. A new time card, Ageut Lyeth Inlorma us, goes Into effect Sunday, June 1. The principal change Is in tho mail train arriv ing here in the moruing. Instead of 10 JO a. in. that train wilt reach here at 8:X. a. in., Irom ttie north with the mails. OUR TELEGRAPH OPERATOR. Mr. J. K. O'l.autflillii, the young gentle man who ha lor ttic Ut tlirre or four lilgliW taken our prcm Uiiatoti It an ac coiu'ilMiod telegraph operator, an expert In lit line excelled by few men ot hi aje. He was sent directly hero by Supt. Uaker, from St. I.oul, anil after he get retted up Irom IiIh Iom of sleep be will not ml a word or limine kent oer the wlrrn, lick It never to faintly. Tlie great convention eome off In a few day, ami we re gratified very greatly that we have an operator wtio will lie utile to take all that trantplrea. To the Kdxior r the Kdjle. Ur IK W. Phillip., ot Wichita, will lec ture at tho 3lethodlt KpUenpal church at (loildnrtl Monday evening, June Tlii. Sub ject : "What arc you all thinking abcut." Plenty of good limbic C. Iv. Witoiisox. THE MCPHERf ON ROAsT To the Editor of the Kagle: Touching the matter or the city ' Wichi ta voting tiouds for the Mel'heraon road, I would tike toaxk what Is meant hy "wltbla the city llmlu of Wichita." Doca 1 1 mean that the road it to "tart from within the prcot.nl limit, on the eaut hunk of the river, or that the city llmltt wilt m extended to the went ldo o nt t take tn their depot located In Went Wichita. There la a big ill (Terence. TaX.I'avkk. Tux-Payer mint go to ome one eite for anannver. It l a ipicidlon about which we have not thought, nor haa It been rained before that we are aMare. Kt. KaUI.K. FINANCE AND COMMERCE. WICHITA MAKKKTS. I.ivc Stock. Milpplnjc tfr -1 UJ M lliitrlirrt' Urtr 3 Z26h 00 Kat row aud blfr 3 !" Ml Kat ihlpplwc hojrt, lst . 4 A4 M 8tk anl 'm-IId liojr . ..i WK4. 40 shj, ... 3 oiMJ Produce. Wliolr.aln. IUUII. roUtora, r Im "I I I'otat'x-, new, per ifk. . 7S Kr. 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T&e Urt-tlott Mitr trfirit Cattijs Kreiyi, 1,3S; marka-l Irturr aad JO- hijrtiT N'atlT atTt atrrajfiaa; ,) to I.rw Ttr, V! w M ; lntcfcr aUara ar alx itrt I. , ti.VMA.Vi I atokta utd trtA'T. ""- " t'Rtum i Talr Ut (owl, yinZ A; rtier, H 0i U,-liyU, 7,11 rnt'krt wrskaT a4 , knprr; krta tlT1 IU V) fa, aoM St ftl xS :. balk at ! utr lin-rijA, l.tJT t HiArkrt. jfcM aatlTa Trra1nr i'A ft a&ld at U St- Lesta U'l ateUr. tmv-Kit-. . ;at, . msrkrt t-Ir "J o-rvtaaf t.J j cxrl 4aud j ' -fi Tr'as, n "'", iMtA VI i rMzuua Mnru?j, ia, bv j -. ... , rrt-(j Jfzaavi, H a isrVrl rjBirtl BiiitM, ;.rii.Bj T'l tlUf.tM Dissolution Notio), (Jim jWJUi- May 21, imt- TL'AXr U Lntiir air Ifcst iktrm it Sail ref A, Xrt. kaffV m thr Wfeftit rartaaj al Kovfi- G , U karate UaJt Tram Cfcla otai, fto-tlfcaltix Uai HJ b tanlim aawlar h dtract aeuarrltioa or ft K &rtU.f atwi. Wltklia, Kaa, Kay Ja. . .t--a h a. waxAMr. im r to.