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I :k FSWTv Lr irijita If yo doat mm it, cfbrit,la our want COlUnUH. OIJBMABKET Report 'gets there." k. '& J fr OLXn0 39 WICHITA. KANSAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1. 1890. WHOINO 1749 " - J-T , -.-- " 47 , -. U '. r V , Jay. . ' ufl&Vw M QP .::i':;::Siim TlZillllt IT j "r i ITJiU 1'iTTTi - . JVmHiiacHJBH !!r r A J : X. ft hv & I 123 to 127 N. V Look at our "ad" on Page 6. Once in a Coons Age! "We liear of a customer who has wandered away fro The Great Clover Field of Genuine Bargains into an Unhealthy Pasture of competition "WTiich by careful Investigation proves to he full of "Weeds and Thorns. In due tune he returns looking penitent, weary and ragged, pledging himself never again to wander away from the Only Reliable One Price Bargain Givers. All Say We Keep the Lowest a Look Lot 8645. Mne"Melton Overcoats formerly $14, now $10. " 24,116 Fine Kersey " " 14,' 10. 7142. Biack Worsted " " 15, " 10. " 7S05. Fine blue cassi mere " " 14, " 10. " 7825. Black Beaver Overcoats 12, " 10. " 9050. BIum Kersey " " 20. " 15. j " 2232. Fur Beaver " 20, " 15. I ' - And many others which we are anxious to close out. We are Slaughtering Underwear and intend to close it out if we have to give it away. We sell Winter Caps for 25c that others ask $1 for. ) Watch the crowd of happy buyers if you f want to know where to get the best bargains. COLS & JONES, The One Price Clothirs, 208, 210 and 212 DOUGLAS AVENUE. WICHITA, KANSAS. ERFS FOB BLO I We have had our store crowded daring: the past few weeks; hare sold lots of 1 goods at a reasonable profit, and now we are disposed to give our friends a BENEFIT :: SALE! To close out the remnant of our holiday stock at such prices as will make us lots of friends, instead of money. Money is more important to us now than poods or profits and to realizo the largest amount in the least time we shall offer all HOLIDAY GOODS, MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS, BOOKS IN SETS AT ACTUAL COST TJ2TCTL THE FTRST OP JANUARY. In former years we have had a cut sale during February or March, this year we propose to have it when it will do both you and us most pood. It takes courage to sacrifice profits in the manner we propose to but nobody ever jostly accused ol cowardice; or of doing other than we rep esented that we would, and our name to above statement is a sufficient guarantee that we wean to do just as stated. ROBINSON 4 CHAMPION, "Emporium of Art and Beauty." Sedgwick Block, Main Street. Be3t and Name the Prices. This Cut on Overcoats: Wichita, Kan. Buy Dry Goods! Silks, Dress Goods, Cloaks, Blankets, Comforts, Flannels, Hosiery, Under wear Ladies and Gents Furnishings and Notions, At Cost and Less At the Great Closing Out Sale. fox & SON, 150 North THE TABIFF HEAEQJG. Manufacturers Speak in Favor of Retaining or Increasing Rates- "Washington, Dec. 31. The ways and means committee today first listened to an argument from Robert M. Thompson, of New York, in favor of the free importa tion of copper ore intended for exportation as refined copper. L. L. Bodine, of New Jersey, impressed upon the committee the necessity of re storing the rates of duty which prevailed prior to 1833 on cylinder window glass and bottles, green and French. Ex-Congressman J. Harlbrewer, of Trenton, representing the potters, thought the pottery industry bad never been equally protected. If some thing was not done to check the im portation of German goods Bohemian wares would have the markets of the United States within five years, and the American potteries would have to succumb or reduce the wages of labor very mater ially. The committee listened to an argument from George A. Macbeth, of Pittsburg, who is a manufacturer of lamp glass. One of the principal articles used in his business was soda ash, which now bore a duty of 23 per cent, and he favored the re duction of the duty on that article. He would take the duty received from soda ash last year and buy the soda manutactory at Syracuse four times over. Another in gredient which entered into his manu facture was carbonate of potash, which bore a duty of L'O per cent. The increase of duty, he argued, would not cut oft the importation ot for eign glassware or crockery. It would make the people who wanted that identi cal kind of ware pay more tor it than now, but it would not prevent its importation. Mr. Bayne If the Germans came into competition with you with their lower rate of wages couId,you compete on your 180 varieties of lampshades outside of this country? Air. Macbeth Give me free material or free trade such as England has and give me the proper products of my labor and I defy any compettiion on tue face of the e:rth. The chairman inquired whether the con sumor would be benefitted by allowing Mr. Macbeth raw material as well as the finished product to be admitted free. A dozen chimneys were now sold at 30 cents; how much would tiiey ell for if the riuty was taken off? Mr. Macbeth The difference would be 3 or 4 cents a dozen. Mr. Gear That is, to the retailer. Would the woman who goes to the store to buy a chimney get it for less? Mr. Macbeth My individual opinion is that I doubt it. Laughter. James Gillander. of Philadelphia, did not want free material in the glass indus try, but the glass manufacturers should not be compelled to pay a higher duty on his raw material than was im posed on the finished article. He advocated the increase of duty on various grades of glass. If the raw material as well as the finished article was admitted free he could not pay his workingmen the present wages and compete with foreign goods D. C. Ripley, president of the American Flint and Lime Glass association, advo cated a protective duty on cut glass. He presented several specimens of Belgian glass and averred that they?.4ould be laid down here at a less price than they could be merely cut for in this country. The committee adjourned until Thurs- dry, when the representatives of the wool,! muusiry wm ue uearu. HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION OFFICERS Washington, Dec. 31. The national historical association adjourned aine die this evening. Officers for the ensuing year were elect ed as follows: President, Hon. John Jay; vice-president, Hon. William Wirt Henry, of Richmond, Va ; treasurer, Dr. Clarence Wintnrop, of New York; secretary, Dr. Herbert B. Adams, of John Hopkins Uni versity. TRIAN MEN KILLED. Passenger Trains Have a Terribl Collision Hear Kokoino, IncI Indianapolis, ind. Dec 31. a fright ful and fatal wreck occurred at Kokomo this morning on the Panhandle railway, one mile north of the depot. Train No 13, north bound, left the junction at 2:15 a. m. schedule time, and when about one mile north it met train No. 14, south bound. It was running about fifty miles an hour. The two trams crashed together, totally demolishing the engines and burning the baggage air and coaches ol the south bound train, which tumbled oh top of the engines. The injured were confined to the engines and express and baggage cars. George Cummmgs, engiuaer af No. 14, was killed; Tom McL'ullough, engineer of No. 13, can not live; Baggageman J. Kerlin, died at'9 o'clock; Thomas Harbor alo was hurt se riously. These meu all live at Logans port. Adams Express Messenger Giant and two men named Woods and Webb were badly hurt. A number of passen gers in the coaches were shaken up badly, but the Pullmans escaped, many of the passengers not being wakened. The cau of the wreck, is a mystery. EVENING UP KANSAS AND NEBRASKA RATES. CHICAGO, HI., Dec. 31. The board of managers of the Interstate Commerce Railway association agreed today uoon a basis of freight rates to apply on Kansas and Nebraska local traffic New tariffs were adopted to take effect January 10, makinc a -licht advance in Nebraska rates a they now exist and a proportion ate rsgtion in Kansas rates in order to place them on a uniform basi A meeting will be held next week to adjnst the through rates from Chicago to ivansaa and Nebraska point in conformity with the local rats thus established. FIFTY MORE IMPLICATED. CHICAGO. III., Htc 31. An amended bill La been filed by Joseph Cratty in his creditor s.nit against N C Frederickson. the land speculator and fugitive. The amended bill makes defendants of nearly fifty men, among whom areRudolph Nnn nellachei; and E. G. Comstook, the Mil waukee bankers: Charles Dupee. Frank Collier. John A. Rice and Archbishop j John Ireland. I Main Street.- EQUAL TO THE WIRES. j The Electrical Execution Machine Tried on i a Horse and a Calf, Attbtjen, N. Y., Dec. '31. The commis sion to test the electrical machinery in the prison in this city reached here todr". The commission would allow no reporter to be present at the test, claiming one who was present at the Sing Sing tests told the public much more than the commission desired It to know. The commission tested the machine upon animals, and an old horse and a 4 weeks' old calf were procured and taken into the prison. Reporters were not al lowed to witness the test, but this evening it was announced that the calf and horse had been put to death with a suddenness that was highly gratifying to the com mission. A current of 1,000 volts was used. The horse was killed first. The wires were aittacbed to his head and to one of his hind feet just below the gambril joint. The animal was instantly killed, the con tact being less than half a minute. The horse made no struggle and there was no evidince that he suffered. The experiment on the horse confirmed an experiment which Doctors MacDonald and Rockwell had at their labratory last summer. The horse which was killed then made no struggle. In the experiment on the calf the time of the contact was less thau ten seconds. As soon as the calf fell over and the cur rent was turned off Dr. Well performed the operation of tracheotomy (opening the windpipe) and applied his patent resusci tating apparatus, maintaining an artificial respiratfon for half an hour, but the calf was beyond the help ot science. In this case there was no suspended animation. The alternate current had done its deadly work so effectively that death was instan taneous. Dr Fell, who is the professor of physiol ogy in the Buffalo medical' college, has used his resuscitating appar atus successfully in five cases when an attempt to take life had been make by the use of poison or by cutting the throat. In these cases an artificial respiration had been kept up for several hours and the patients had recov ered. The apparatus consists of a tube and bellows and some delicate mechanical contrivances to control its workings. The members of the commission had him come to Auburn expressly to attempt to restore the lives of the animals operated UDon and his inability to do so they think demon strated that the electric current is sure death every time. t The commission returned to New York this evening. FAITH HEALERS DECOYING GIRLS. Lovington, III., Dec. 31. Great excite ment prevails here over an attempt of the male members of the Pentecost band to decoy Miss May Whitman and Miss Eldora Million, two highly respected girls, from their homes. There was almost a riot at the depot, when the faith healers tried to take the girls with them against the wishes of their friends, and knives and revolvers were shown. The girls were finally persuaded not to go on the train, but immediately left town in buggies in company with members o the band. They were overtaken and carried back to Lovington. Miss Million escaped and left for Tuscola last evening. Two brothers of the girls have gone after the girl. The feeling against the faith healers is run c.ng very high. - A GERMAN VESSEL WRECKED. Halifax, Dec. 3L The Allan steamer sestorian, Captain France, after a very stormy passage from Glasgow, arrived in port last evening. On Wednesday, the lSth inst., she sighted the German ship Shespeare, BremeD, Captain Muller, in a disabled condition. Her sails were in rib bons and the crew were huddled together aft with life jackets on. " The ship sig nalled that she was in distress and that hir crew wanted to leave the boat. Tbe steamer lay near the ship all Thursday night and the hip burned signals until 4 o'clock next morning, when not a trace of her could be found. What became of the crew of the ship it is difficult to say, but the mail steamer Sardinian, which ar rived yesterday afternoon, passed close to the Shakespeare on herweekly trip and re ports that some of spare where then stand ing and that she had recently been aban doned. FURNITURE FACTORY BURNED. Fap.ibault, Minn., Dec. 3L About 10:30 o'clock last night fire broke out in the third story of Anvel Hill's furniture fac tory. The heat was so intense that the firemen were unable to approach the burn ing building. The loss will exceed IGO.OOO, baing fully insured. The cause of tbe lire was spontaneous combustion. It started in the paint shop. IRON WEIGHING SCALES GIVE WAY. Xew York, Dec 31. This morning as four meu were engaged in weighing iron at the Ontario rolling mills, a gearing of the scales, which were guaranteed to stand a weight of fifteen ton, suddenly gae way and caused seven tons and a half of metal to fall on the men. Two of them, William Reed anu William McGuire, were instantly killed, and tbe others, " ilham J. Coulter and RicGard Heath, were badly but not fatally injured. The scales were thoroughly overhauled last night and found to be apparently 3U right. BOYS BURIED BYSAND. JACKSOV, Tenn., Dec 31. While four boys, between the ages of 6 and S years, were playing under the edge of a sand bank m the eastern portion of this city yesterday afternoon, tbe bank caved in, burying the little fellows under about ten feet of and. Life was extinct before they could be got out. AN EX-TREASURERAGAIN TAKEN. Nebraska Cttt, 2Ceb., Dec. 3L Duke W. Simpson, ex-county treasurer of this county, was arrested yesterday, charged with embezzlement of the funds of the county. Simpoa has iut completed a four years' sentence on a similar chnrge, his term expiring yesterday when be was wrested on two other counts. He was brought to this city and is now In JaiL The total amount of Simpson' erabezdfc inent will never be known, but a shortage of over GS.SOO was discovered. REV. PATTON DEAD. Xew Yoke. The CL Rr. William Pas ton, president of Howard University at Washington. D. C. died oddenlT at Wwtfield, if. J., this moral ag from coa Sestioa of the lanes. FALSEHOODS DEM. ATWOOD'S CITIZENS KESESTaSE SATIONAL' STOKIES. Truth Concerning the Fight For County Seat of Kawiins County Given. Blafceman Hot Purchasing and Moving Atwood to Its Site-The Trout-la Told in Full Fire at an Early Hour this Morning De stroys a Large Elevator at Hutchin sonLeavenworth Ball Eooms Eaided, Seer Seized and Poured in the Streets State Items. Atwood, Kan., Dec. 31. At a called meeting of the citizens of Atwood on Monday evening, December 30, 1S89, the following resolutions concerning a false newspaper article relative to county seat matters in Rawlins county were read and unanimously adopted: Whereas, Some unDrinc' led person or persons, who, with a view to injuring the town of Atwood have caused to ba pub lished throughout tbe Associated Press tbe following article, dated at Kansas City, Mo., Dec 25: "Two towns in Raw lins county are competing for the honor of being the seat of government Atwood and Blakeman. The latter town has inaugurated, a method of campaign. A fund has been subscribed to buy all the houses in Atwood and move them to Blakeman and thus depopulate its rival. Forty-seven dwelling houses and stores have already been purchased and moved to Blakeman and the purchasing commit tee is negotiating for a majority ot tne re mainder. The penile ot Atwood are said to be hard up and q jite willing to dispose of their houses at .. fair price. The Blake man purchasing c mmittea is backed by a railroad and a town pompany and finds no difficulty in raising, the necessary funds. Blakeman people are confident of success at the coming election," and Whereas, Said article being absolutely false and untrue throughout and gotten up for the purpose of creating a false im pression relative to Atwood and Rawlins county, therefore be it Resolved, That we denounce the ras cally, unprincipled scoundrels who orig inated such report and call heaven and earth' to witness tbe truth of the following statements, viz.: First There is no county scat election called in Rawlins county, nor cau there be on the petition gotten up by Blakeman for that purpose, as the county commis sioners have just completed a thorough canvass of .said petition and bavp an nounced that the number ol petitioners is insufficient. Second There have been no buildings purchased and removed by Blakeman from Atwood during the past two years, but on the other hand there have been several removed from Blakeman to At wood. Third There is no kucIi purchasing com mittee as mentioned iu the article referred to kuown any citizen of Atwood; neither has there been any negotiations of any na ture with a view to purchase or sale of a building in Atwood in the sense of the above article. Fourth The people of Atwood are as prosperous as any people in Western Kan sas. Our town is leported by those in a position to know, to be the greatest trad ing point west of Orleans, Neb., on the Beaver Valley road with one single excep tion, namely, Beaver City, Neb. Fifth instead of being depopulated, there have been twenty-one new buildings erected durinc the summer of 1683 and at this moment there are six in course of construction. Sixth and last Atwood is a town of the people and for the people and not for a greedy corporation. While we have had more or less trouble with the Beaver Valley railroad we have the satisfaction of a clean and honorable victor'. We bear malice towards none, but good will to all mankind who are disposed to do us fair. We invito the world to investigate so far as it desires the condition of our finances, the magnitude of our institu tions, the enterprise of our citizens, the nonesty of our purpose, the record of our lives and the stability of our town. Be it further Resolved, That the secretary of this meeting be, and he is hereby instructed to send a copy of these resolutions to the As sociated Press. PIEE AT HUTCHINSOff. Greedj Ilames Devour an Elevator Valued at $25,000. Special Dispatch to the Dally Ea!e. HtrrcHlXiiOK, Kan., Jan. 1. This morn ing at 2:30 fire was discovered In the Kan sas grain and live stock eleyator. The de partment responded promptly, but soon discovered that the flames were beyond control. They did everything possible to save tbe building and contents, but at 3 o'clock everything is practically a loss. Estimated damage S25.000. and insured in several companies, the total being 1,S00. The origin of the Are is yet un known, supposed to be incenoiary. BUBTON DE5LES LT. Money not Paid as Boodle, hut as Attor ney's Pees. ABILENE, Kan., Dec 0L Hon. J. R. Burton, who vras charged b Secretary Fuller, of the Topeka insurance company, in the district court of Shawnee county, yesterday, with bmg bribed while attend ing last winter's legislature, was inter viewed todav- "I have seen," said Mr. Burton, "nothing reeardmg the matter, except what appears in this mornings dis patcher. Mr. Fuller neTr paid me one single cent directly or indirectly, to influ ence legislation, nor did any one at any time pay me a single cent for any such purpose. Mr. Fuller and Mr. Hynes. pres ident and secretary of the com pany, on April 15, 1SS0, contract ed with me to act as their attorney in cases then pendfng in tbe dis trict court of Shawnee county, Thej exe cnted tome their individual notes for at torney's fees at tbt time, one month after the legislature had adjourned- Before this time the company had, together with the Kansas Home, retained myself and Mr. Hackney as attorneys in cases brought in vdd court, bat after the cues were brought Mr- Hackney became dissatisfied regarding the fees and wkhdrew from tbe cae3. 1 also withdrew and Secretary Fel ler's statement that he paid me 30 or an other sum at tai time daring the seoa of the legislature is a deliberate fakebcjiL Mr. Fuller and Mr-Hyces employed me. As slated the note were given roe for ray attorney's tit and sir wreks after tei legislature had adjourned." NO BAD WEATHEH THEfiE. SrSACCSE, Kas, Dec 3L Dispatches stating that a blizzard was prevailing and snow tbnM tm dmma in the western coun ties of Kansas, are entirely without foan d; "on. No snow has fallen in this (Ham ilton) county, which adjoins Colorado, since Thiaksgiving; nor three feet in any one season since the flood. The day fol lowing Christmas was remarkably balmy and clear, and Journal compositors worked with their coats off and the windows up. SWTiABlNQ OPP TIME The Leavenworth Germans "Will Probably Observe a Good Custom Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. 3L Under direction of the board of police commis sioneis the police force tonight raided the quarters of the Axion society. -The organ ization is composed of Germans and the clnb was giving a dance to see the old year out. The police found it necessary to break in the doors of the club to gam ad mission. Six kegs of beer were seized and poured into the gutter. A similar raid was made on the Turner hall, where a 2ew iears dance was in progress, and considerable liquor was seized and destroyeu. A RAID AT HU51BOLT. HtJMBOLT. Kan., Dec 3L The city mar shal today raided the places where liquor was sold and made four arrests. Eleven barrels of beer and thirteen barrels of whisky were seized and destroyed. PLAODfG THE MAOEQTEET. A Forty-Horse Power Engine for Zing- man's New Bock Salt Shaft. Special Dispatch to the Dolly Easts. KiKGMAX, Kan., Dec. 3L The machin ery including a forty-horse power engine and boiler, for the big rock salt shaft ar rived Saturday and the contractor is now very busy getting it in position for work. All the equipments are first-class and fully adequate for the work required. The people here speak in very high terms of the Eagle and express their appreciation of its many kind acts. SUICIDE AT COFFEYVILLE. COFFVVILLE, Kan., Dec. 3L Thomas M. Powell, of Cherryvale, Kan., committed snicido here last night by hanging himself in a barn in the eastern part of town. He had been arrested during the day upon complaint of C. McCondeu & Co., bank ers, for forgery. His preliminary trial was to have occurred today. It b supposed that despondency was tbe cause of the suicide. He was 45 years of age and leaves a wife and family. BREWER AGAIN BANQUETTED Atchison, Kan., Dec 31. A bauquet was given by AlayorWaggouer this evening at his residence, in honor of Justice David J. Brewer, newly appointed justice of i ho supreme court. There were present Judge Dundy, of Omaha, and all the justices of tue supreme court of the btate of Kansas, besides twp hundred men notable through out the state. THE STATE NOW RESTING EASY. TOPEKA. Kan., Dec. 31. Secretary Moh ler, of the state board of agriculture, said last night that he did not anticipate the slightest injury to the Kansas wheat crop from the blizzard. MONTANA'S SENATORS. They Will Probably Be Elected Today Tfao Candidates. HELEKA, 3tont., Dec 31. In the senate today W. F. Sanders, Republican, received seven out of eight votes for United States senate. There was only a scattering vote for the second senator and the senate ad journed without a choice until tomorrow. No Democratic members were presenL In the house Sanders received nil the votes. Matle, Power, Carpenter and Kuowels were put in nomination for sec ond senator, but without balloting the house adjourned until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. The Democrats of the house and sennte were in caucus tonight and it is under stood that D. W. Clark, of Butte, was one of the nominees with Martin McGinni and S. T. Hauser running close together for second man. ANOTHER PASSENGER RATE CUT. Milwaukl-e, Wis., Dec 31. Notice of n reduction iu passenger rates bf tween St. Paul and Chicago corresponding to the cut made by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul and the Chicago, Burlington & Northern has been issued by Traffic Mana ger Barlow and Assistant General Passen ger Agent Eckstein of the Wisconsin Cn traL As in the wise of the other roads, the reduction takes effect tomorrow and only affects south and eastbound rates. SKIPPED HIS BOND. Tacoma, Wash., Dpc 3L Charles E. Hill wan arrefcted at Orting ysterdny by Sheriff Jennings, of Albany, Ma He was convicted of embezzling the funds of an insurance company fo- which he wan agent. He was sentence to two years In the Missouri penitentiary but wa released from custody on bail pending an appeal and skipped bis bond men. The latter knew where he was as he imd been writing home to his wife since his arrival there two years ag PITTSBURG'S BOODLE ALDERMEN. PITTSBURG, Pa., Dec 3L Alderman V, H. Porter and Constable Sbephvrd, Park er and Carney were convicted today of conspiracy to defraud. This mke five alderman convicted of receiving money to settle illegal liquor wrlling ca-. The others are now serving terms In the work house. WILL SUPPRESS GAMBLING. Chicago, III.. Dec3L At m-etingof tbe city council lat night tbe bond of Frederick H. Marb, tbe new cbi:f-of-po-Iice, wits a pproved aud a resolution In the nature of an instruction to htm toupprei gambling In the city Vas passed by a rote of 55 to a. ITEMS FROM MEXICO. Crrr of Mexico, Dc 3L There wa a reception given last ni:bt at tbe American legation to Governor Thayr and jwrty. A military band furnished by the Mexican government discoursed tbe music At a bull fight at Villa Lerdo Sunday, the amphitheater fell and nearly one hon ored persons were Injured, wrycral fatally. Tae V4ni Indian In Sonera are oa the warpath. Sunday Lieutenant John Coo zaley and the ;force under feu command fought and routed elahty tmck. As a result of tbe trouble many robberies ar reported. PAP.NELL URGES THE CASE Druuy, Dsc ZL The Freeman's Jour nal says that Mr. PamtH has Instruct 1 Mr. Lewis, bis counsel, to obtain for bira at the earliest powbl mnvnt tb cita tion to appear and defend himself is tbe suit of diToro brought by Optaia O'Sh aist hu wife, in which Mr. Parseil i nasted as co-rorposdest. Mr. Psrseit, the psper says, drains to settle it ic as quickly as possible. ANOTHER NIHILIST PLOT. Paks, Dec 31, L4ede y ssotber nihilist plot a&stt the cxiz has bees discovered, fa Si. Pter!arjC SsTeral ot the eosxpiraters, taa paper .says, wre ar-1 Trfd I $ i V ?. ri.Jl--i .tarn Af I tfeei resisted arrese do w killed by as officer. PUSfflG TI BE THE XEASDEE FOR ORGAXIZATIOX OF OKLAHOMA. All tie Indian Territory West of the Xinety-Sixth Meridiai Included. The Judicial Peatuias Only to be Coca plated Before it is Submitted to 0ongT6& Hearing as to Jurisdiction of Unitsd States Courts to be Held Pnday Graor County Embraced in tbe Land3 The Tariff Hearing Oon tinutd Various Com mittees' Work WASHlXGToy. Dec 31. The snb-com-mlttee of tbe committee on the territories in charge of the Oklahoma bill, had an early session today and made very marked progress In the preparation of a bill to be submitted to conKresa upon Its rcaasem bling on Monday next. The bill as agreed upon will embrace all of the Indian terri tory west of the ninety-sixth meridian. The bill is being; very thoughtfully aud carefully prepared and will relate alone to the government and laws of that country, the sub-committee b-vlng decided tolettv tbe question of town sites to be considered and ptw.sed upon in a separate bill. The committee adjourned to moot next Friday, when hearings will be given flo given to Judge Culberson, of Texas, and Judge Rogers, of Arknnsas, upon the judicial features of the bill, which are the only bones of contention left in the com pletion of the bill to be submitted to con gress. It is qnite likely that the judicial features of the bill as prepared and intro duced by Congressman bprlnger may bo modified so as to conciliate the Texa and Arkansas delegations who are very de lirious that the courts at Parts. Tex., and Fort Smith, Ark., should retain jurUdic tion within the limits of the livo civilised tribes. The bill contains a section relating to Greer county and excluding it from the operation of the bill until the controversy concerning the county in settled. It oc curred to Mr. Lanham that If he could have the provisions of his bill for the set tlement of the dispute incorporated in th Oklahoma bill it would facilitate its pass age. Accordingly he appenred this morn ing before the committee on territories and made an argument hubmittltig the facts concermlug tbe controversy, its ltgtalative history, both in cou gress and the Texas legislature, and the recent letter from Governor Kcs and the petition from citizens of Greer county. Tbe committee, after hearing the argu ments, agreed to provide that if the final decision of the board of arbitration should be in favor of the United States then and iu that event ouly the actual nud bona fide settlers aud occupants of land in Greer county should have preference rights to their homesteads under the land laws of the United btates. THE CANDIAN COMMITTEE. NKTT Yor.K, Dec 31. Mr. Ellis II. Rob erts, sub-treasurer of tbe United Sutm. was the first witness called before tho Canadian committee today. The wltncts gave It as his opinion that the present commercial relations with Canada were advantageous to the United States. Re stricted trade, as it Is now, Mr. Roberts believed, would act materially toward the annexation of Canada to the United Stntea. If tho United States permitted Canada to bring ber product to thi market free of duty and dispose of them Canada would have no denire to becomo annexed to this country. We pay bettor wagei here and have a better market, and it would be imadvisablo to throw such a field open to Luanda. The wages paid ou this side are from 25 to 8HJ, per cent, higher than those Baldwin Canada. "Do von think commercial union be tween the two countries would be advis able?" "I do not. A reciprocity treaty would be practical, but not advisable, as St would not be to our ndvantsga Commercial union would not be practical." Mr, Eraiitus WImnn. who had been pr ent at the bearing, when aked by the chairman of tbe commission if be wj u Amcricau citizen, replied that he wm a Canadian subject of her majtsty. Tho reason be did not seek tbe glories ot Amer icr. cltizeiuhlp was only due to tbe faoc that It would destroy his iufincuc iu Can Ada Charhfs Pew, of John Pew & Son, of Gloucester, referring to the ubj"Ctof Can ada's treatment of American fltherweo, said Americans cared nothing for the ibr- mile limit. Wbst they did want was th'j right to get such cotivenlcncrs a no or. bit etc, wbJ in Canada. It wa sot ths ffasnl of tbe Csnsdisn government to permit the American flHer,n ucu priv ileges, as tbe maimer of tbe refusal there of. The commlslob adjourned to meet in Washington. MORTON WILL RECEIVE CALLERS. WASHiSGTOy, Drc SL Kor the firt time In bitory the rice preidnt mk-i the official announcement that he will re ceive callers t his residecce on Jew Y'enr's day, nd gare ids notics of tf order uodTr which ths caller should come to pay tbsr reacts. Tins notice U nearly s rxct copy of that iiurued bjr tbe president iartixt uuidanc? of the official ceremonies at tho white boup, and provide- th-t the cabinet bU com firt, to be lolioned by tbe dip lomatic eorp, intematlossl Auricn coaiitnocf. thesnprem: court and othrr judicial Lcl.ss of the district, tors nd reorevsntAtiv t in coagrex matt offi' of i be arrny, nary rt.cd wri rt. This announcement has created a kox dl oC urpn it Js unprecedented, bat H wJU be compiled wttb, a the vk pisident Is Ioereiy ztpeiti and Jlr. Morton Is much -dinirfcd Thl notice U muck as no ay, too. that the Monot will b- tbj let.n of Uikizu and society la WasfcSs?. t? for the next lour yr MAR.'NE CONFERENCE ENDED. WAgacfCTOJf, Dc 5LAftrr t o?nv pleUon of unSmabod Lsulusvi by tL in ternational marine eflferrjt today, Sir, Hall, the rrprexmtativs ttvm Eogiacd. nut and la grscefal &-- motel ih-tATCt d thsek be bUtcTsd. t A4. ita i rl Fr-uklla fcr his oort6&, bl- ndt impartial eondoet a prcridls. tSUx ot tbe conference. Tb xeolslka was uc sumoaxlr adopted ajl sz&ck &p- jiUaw; ana Aastr&i rrssi:m alter -tso7t Iwlsios: the bi- tribute souewserd tke s4Jourssent of t&e cosre i di- Mitay of tW foreign dels.itte wiil ! Ltreisr their Lowes UHserrsfW, POBUC DEBT ftE0UCTKM. WasHOCcrcojr. Dec. 3L ft U i8i at the treasury -prct iat tarse fc&s tfi a dscrea e seariy H,.S S Um psbJlc iefet dsri'iaiC ti SFKfctk &t &. or. TL rd attics iw tW eaie4r year dSor ieay is 9nUSlJiMf aSt a r diicttaa of t.lia,l fe t wu4r 7r fldifc Ml- -I I t (; . .SL " . m 'X - li-wl&4iS Ji j&2S!i& 2?- . rf&ii&