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t" &g t.y.ly)ip-y5;y-.s.jg!gjErMr Jvtwyc-JTtgpa'y-;--':jy" "tar-yyqr.!- jJ4. itqm." it.1' at jpfoisjUMWV; jtl-g- Kans. Historical Society $3 VOI,. 2H NO 103 WICHITA, KANSAS, SUNDAY MORNING- lARCH 16. 1890. TWELTE PAGES. WHOLE NO. 1813. j- i. JIUXSOX i. Tins is our store birfcliday; 6 years old; weiiave grown rap idlythe past is secure, the future opens badly, -we step into a new year of store history with the nerve to do, and the deter mination to command your sympathetic approval. Spring opens bright with encouragement, and as our plans ripen you will find pleasure and profit in it. The every day normal conditions at Munson & McNamara's are prodigal "to others and beyoDd the point of competition. Every department has wheeled into line with colors flying, the extraordinary is now -the ordinary. The wonderful assortment of dress goods, imperial in scope, monumental in bulk, incomparable in variety, universal in adaptation, the assembly of the best in all the world, is the one overshadowing illustration of the fact. Millinery Second Floor. And the same may be said in the Millinery; we are talking the orders here now, when we give our opening it will be a won derment. "Wraps Second Floor. Jackets, Wraps, Capes, new exclusive styles, several lots opened Saturday, prices universal in scope. Here are new arrivals m sateens, wiue ana gooa, jianusoiue figures with side bands 12 cents. Outings wTill have the innings and they are pretty, 10 cents. White Goods for aprons, imitation of drawn worK '25 cents, with tucks and other styles, some less, some more. Dress trimmings, only the seeing will answer; there's the bands and the beads, theYandykes and the braids, the blacks and the golds, 25 cents to $10 for the yard. We'llshowyouone black peaudesoie Silk worth $1.25, at $1. Hibbons are booming, more new arrivals; one lot of blacks and creams with cord loops 20 cents. Monday A lot of colored border hemstitched cotton Hand kerchiefs, 2 for 5 cents. Anderson's Outing Flannels 50 cents. A block of White Goods 0 to 50 cents. Which shall it be ? The real or the pretenders? You can't find anything with a borrowed name with us; it.pays to buy the MUNSON Ss 3XCXAMARA. COLE & JONES AUSPICIOUS EVENT City Full of Sunshine. A Store Full of Bargains Break in the Weather. Break in Our Prlees, Winter is now merging into spring and with, the change comes Which are all in and opened for inspection and sale. The storm of reduction on Mens' and Boys' winter clothing will sweep from our counters a raft of broken lots. The goods offered represent the best portion of our stock and tne prices marked in plain iigures are so low as to bear no com parison to the real value of the goods. The exhibition of substantial inducements is attracting such a throng of buyers that it will be necessary for money saving people to attend the sale at once. Whether you wish to buy or not make yourself conspicuous by 3 our presence. JXLI The One Price Clothiers, 20S, 210 and 212 DOUG-LAS AVENUE. WICHITA, KANSAS. Philadelphia Store S. TT. CORNER DOUGLAS AVE. AND MARKET ST. Special ale - of- - French - Percale - Shirts. Wc will sell on Monday Morning at 9 o'clock aucl continno the sale until they are all sold, GS0 Pi-cneli Percale Shirts, lauudriod, 2 Collars and pair Cuffs -witli each Shirt at 58 CENTS. The regular price of these Shirts is One Dollar and a Half. Don't imagine these are common calico and sold as Percale, hut we guarantee each and, fvery one to he made of genuine French Percale, and the goods cost more than double -what we aslc for the shirts. In order to distribute this unprecedented bargain in as many homes as possible Ave will positively not boll more than three to any one customer. See display in our west window. A. McNAilAflA. o K ATZ. LISLE AND SILK TRIMMED 25 Cents. SPECIAL SALE MARCH 19. These Goods were bought by our Mr. J. B. Fox at hall value, being a lot of samples, none of which, are worth less than 40 cents, and some 75 cents, your choice for 25 cents. DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP. (The senior member will retire.) $40,000 WORTH OF -AND- Purchased expressly for this season's trade will be at FOR CASH! SMITH & STOVER, 144 NORTH MAIN ST. ftlsti&te- you.vita.2j SnecLil stlTa frif Tvnot- , "i dor tine neckwear from VY . 1 ;i 7 the lx?3tAmei lean inan- K-t.r- .! lv 3 FOE Si. ,r ' 1,3 L.- JJLJJSTANDT JV J 1 Ki dents FnrnUltor A' 1 M .tt r 1 . sjf -w UUUKlilS AVO mil A FATAL LAND SLIDE Three Persons Killed and Four Injured at Troy, IT. Y. Trot. X. Y., March 1.1. At 3 o'clock this morning a land slide ou the west side of "Warren's hill swept away the two-story brick residence of Patrick Canfield and demolished tho one-story frame dwelling of John Laurenson. Four fnmilies resided in the Canfield house. Mr-. Margaret Noonnn and her daughter, Mrs. Johanna Hogan, both widows, and Annie Burns, 11 years old, were killed. Mrs. John Ahearn and infant, Thonins Laurenson and Mrs. Patrick Canfield, Jr., were in jured but not seriously. The fire department was called out and the bodies of the dead were taKen from the ruins. A mass of clay and earth fifty feet deep slid down from the bill side. The progress of the slide was stayed by n, new onck house on the opposite side of Haner maiis avenue and against which the slide swept the ruins of Caiiiield's house. Little Annie Burns, 11 vears old and a grandaughter of Patrick Canfield, tfr., was taken out dead. Johu Oahearn extri cated himself and succeeded in getting out his wife and baby. The body ot Mrs. Noonau was taken out about 4 o'clock and the body of her daughter. Mn. Honjgan, was found au hour or so later. WENT DOWN WiTH THE BRIDGE. Trov, X. Y., Marcti 14. About 10:30 o'clock this morning the Queensbury spin of the old Queensbury Moreau bridge at Glenn Falls fell into the Hudson river with the workmen upon it. Nelson San souci, a prominent member of the Cun ningham Hose company, of Glenn Falls, was seen to rise twice from the water but must have been drowned. The remains of thevhridge floated off with three men clinging to it The hodv of George Carey, a veteran i?onth Glenn Falis ninil carrier, was taken our of the Moreau side. Ttaos. Holleran, of South Glenn Falls, was res cued badly cut about the head; he will probably die. Thomas Farley, of Windsor. Conn, an employe of tbe Berlin Bridge company, was taken out with his right arm broken. DEATH IN A DWELLING FIRE. BAT ClTT. Mich., March 15. The dwell ing house occupied by the families of Johu Nadou ami Thomas Losoo, was discovered on nre eariy tms morning. Mrs. j.oscn, j in trying to escape, fainted away, but was discovered by her husband who, in his ex cited condittou, threw her out of the win dow to the sidewalk below, fatally injur in: tier. lne -year-old daughter jjnm I THE THIRD THIS WEEK. ALMA, Kan.. March 15. William Heary. who wrs injured by falling in the oaai shaft Monday, died today. Aa inquest whs held this afternoon. This is the Utirtt death by accident t tbe sbnffc-tibisweek. 1 Hsr. ss l .' . ouLtuil SHU U1IS WCCK IH ! ORDERED TO VACATE. PRESIDENT HAERISOX ISSUES PROCLAMATION. The Invaders of the Cherokee Lands Warned to Respect the Law. Needless Trouble for Themselves the Sole Eesnlt of Premature Occupancy of the Outlet. General Merritt Ordered to Use Troops if Necessary to Expel the Boomers from the Strip The Cherokee Commis sion Pilled by the Appoint ment of Ex-Senator 0am- eron, of "Wisconsin Items- "WASHINGTON, March 13. The president this afternoon issued the following notice: To whom it may concern: The lands known as the Cherokee strip are not open to settlement. The bill pend ing in cougrcss and intended to provide a civil government for the territory known as Oklahoma, does not provide for open ing the Cherokee strip or outlet to settle ment, and has not as yet received the vote of the two houses of congress or the ap proval of the president. The entrance of settlers upon these lands is unlawful, and all persons are hereby warned against en tering thereon. When these lands shall become open to settlement prompt public notice will be given of that fact, but in tho meantime it is my duty to exclude all persons therefrom, and those who enter unlawfully will only involve themselves in unprofitable trouble, as they will be immediately removed. Signed Benjamin Harrison. Executive Mansion, March 13, 1690. TROOPS TO BE USED IF NECESSARY Washington, March 15 Adjutant Gen eral Kelton has telegraphed General Mer ritt, at Fort Leavenworth,1 Kan., to use troous if necessary, and with prudence as heretofore, toenforcethe proclamation is sued today by the president relative to intruders upon the Cherokee strip lands. This order is sent by direction of the sec retary of war. THE VACANCY PILLED. Ex-Senator Cameron, of Wisconsin, Made a Cherokee Commissioner. Washington, March 13. The president has appointed ex-Senator Cameron, of Wisconsin, a member of the commission to negotiate for the concession to the United States of tho Cherokee and other Indian lands in the Indian territory, vice General Lucius Fairchild, resigned. This appointment fills the only vacancy in the commission. The members of the crm inission will arrive in Washington within a few days to receive instructions from the secretary of the interior, after which nego tiations with the Cherokees will be imme diately resumed. LODGE'S FEDERAL ELECTION BILL. Washington, March 13. Representative Lodge introduced his federal election bill into tho house today. The bill is a com bination of the Australian system with federal control of elections. The Aus tralian system as enforced in Massachu setts is adopted and applied to the whole country in all congressional and presiden tial elections. Each polling precinct is put in charge of six judges or supervssors, three representing each political party. Voters who cm not read or write and can not mark their own tickets, may have tho tickets marked for them in the presence of auother representing the opposition party. THE SEALING LEASE EXECUTED. Washington, March 15. Secretary Win dom today executed alea.se with the North American Commercial company of New York and San Francisco for the taking of fur seals on the islands of St. Paul and St. George, Alaska, for a period of twenty years? from the 1st of May next. REMOVED TO ST. LOUIS. Headquarters Department of the Missouri Taken from LeavenvrortL Washington, March 13. Secretary Proc tor today issued an order transferring the headquarters of the department of tho Missouri from Leavenworth, Kan., to St. Louis, Mo. The following pensions were granted to Kansans: Original invalid Thomas G. Farley, deceased, Topeka: Alfred G. Re main. New Home; Gossler Rudolph, Ma rion; David H. Swartz, Sharon Spring, (.navy), Richard R. Hail, Wichita; Stephen Post, Chico; Leamou R. Lacy, Atchison. Restoration, reissue and increase Morri son W. Wilson, Cunningham. Increase J. R. Elarton, Ludell; David Weidner, AltaVista; Joel Taggart, Spiersville; Isaac N. W. Mahaffey, Burr Oak; William Matthews, Wellington; Dhvi.1 Wallace. Hoyt; Ann line L. Beebe, Florence; Martin li. Reitzel, Watervihe; Andrew C. itoweu. Sylqau Grove, Dtvid . MkIIov, Horton; ReubetiP. Smith, Reanisvjlle; William S. .Ioh:vson, Garden Ptam; Samuel Klwood, Hutchinson. Rbisstie and increase John F. Johnson, Builalo. Original widows, etc. Theresa, widow of Emtl Rce, Par soos; M.iry A., widow of Peter R Deal, Lyle; minors of Aaron A. Meael, Girard; Nancy E., widow of Thomas C. Farlev, Topeka; Alletha M., widow of Samuel Cameron, Lyons; Sarah J., wiiow of John Knightly, iloxie. EASLY ACTIOff U5GLD. Oklahoma Eepubhcans Appeal to tfee Senate Minor Gossip. Special dispatch to hc DaHr Bade. Oklahoma "itv, Ok., March 15. Okla homa City has received a new impetus since the passage of the territorial bill by the house, and the action of the senate is anxiously awaited- The Republican club of this ctty met tonight and directed their secretary to transmit hy telegraph to tae United ' States senate, care Senator Piatt, cbair- man ot sue committee oa territories, tae j following: , Resolved, That the RepuDUcnu club ot f Oklahoma City, of 050 members, hereby expresses thanks to tne noose or repre- territorial bill, and believing it to be tbe measure most satisfactory to au our peo- 1 pie, earnestly urge the sunate to concur tboreiu. and we also refpicuully reqnest immediate action oa tbe town site biiL Tbe sUornevs are confident of soccers ra winning for the city tfeeicoatest bow pnd- agin the Iccsl lacd office. Gaeit, tbe I oniy contestant at all found, has been proven ineligible, so it is claimed. The Democratic territorial committee, in session here this week, showed Okla homa City the town of strength in Osla homa's Democracy. J. E. Jones, ex-conn-cilman, wa3 elected chairman of the terri torial committee, and Colonel Berry, of Norman, secretary; Colonel Wilkinson, of this city, committeeman at large for the eastern district Major George S. Smith, paymaster Uni ted States army, is expected here. Money arrived here by Wells-Fargo Express com pany is under guard of a detail of troops waiting the arrival of the paymaster. Among these is some fear that they will be called out to rid the Cherokee strip of boomers. The daily arrival of settlers in this cit vis something wonderful, being about filty car loads a week and large numbers "by wagon. The Presbyterian church is being built and is now nearly in closed. It is a"fine structure. The Metho dist church will soon be enlarged. Onr people rejoice at the nearing com pleting of the canal, which will prove an unqualified success. Already two or more flouring mills are talked of as among the certainties. The building of the Overhober block progresses finely; pressed brick Iront with plate glass front doors will handsomely ornament the corners of Robinson street and Grand avenue. The excavations for the Oklahoma City bank building is progressing and tbe foundation will go down next week. This will be a noble structure of pressed brick, plate glass, etc. The Bissell opera house corner was cleared today and excavation and dressing ot stone for foundation began today. The presence of refrigerator cars of dressed beef has created a furor among the butchers, farmers and merchants. A decided sentiment prevails against dressed meats, as it will destroy local trade. HONORING THE LATE JUDGE KELLEY. Washington, March 15. After the adoption of a couple of resolutions calling on the departments for certain informa tion and the passage of unimportant bills the house proceeded to pay the last tribute of respect to tho memory of the late William D. Kelley, of Pennsylvania. Mr. O'Neill, of Pennsylvania, reviewed at length, the career of tbe dead statesman. Others who delivered eulogies were: Messrs. Ho! man of Indiana, Banks of Massachusetts, Mills of Texas, McKinley of Ohio, Bingham of Pennsylvania. Wilson of West Virginia, Cannon of Illinois, McKenna of California, Reilly of Pennsylvauia, Atkinson of Pennsylvania, Breckinridge of Kentucky, Kerr of Iowa, and Reyburn of Pennsylvania, and as another mark of respect to memory of the deceased tho house adjourned. THE INDIAN BOY SENTENCED. Lawrence, Kan., 15. Sam Wilson, tho Indian boy, who created such a disturb ance at Haskell institute n few days ago was tried today before Justice Sternberg. Mr. S. D. Bishop appeared for the defense and W. W. Neyison for the state, At the beginning ot the trial tho defense moved that the case be dismissed on tho grounds that the state courts bad no jurisdiction over crime committed on grounds owned by tho United States and ex empt from taxation by the state. The attorney for the state argued that when when the land was transferred to the gov ernment it was not ceded by the state. The cases of postoffice sites were cited, and it was claimed that if a crime committed at Haskell institute could not be tried in state courts, then i crime committed in a government postoffice would not come un der the jurisdiction of the state courts. The court overruled the motion and tho trial proceeded. As the defendant, Wil son, was not familiar with the English language, a Pawnee boy acted as inter preter. The testimony did not bring ont any thing important that did not appear at the time tho trouble took place. Wilson was found guilty and sentenced to ninety days in the county jail and to pay the costs. THAYER ASKS ANOTHER REDUCTION. Lincoln, Neb., March. 15. Governor Thayer has addressed a second letter to the railway managers on tbs corn rata ques tion. He reviewed the history of the agi tation and declared that the gamblers, speculators and dealers in futures have ab sorbed the 10 per cent reduction granted and the farmers have had no benefit there from. He makes another demand for a 10 per cent rate per 100 from Nebraska points to Chicago and after contrasting the pros perous condition of the railway with that of the poverty-stricken farmer he de clares that the people of Nebraska don't want to fight the railways. He say: "But I again waru you against disastrous conse quences to the roads, if their just demands are refused, and I say this no t by way of a threat but as a friendly warning." THE DRINKS FOR SUMMER. Special dispatch to the Dally Eatrle. RUNNTMEDE, Kan.; March 15. Tho little English colony is lookin gup. The build ings are going up just about as fast as they can. The latest addition is a manu factory built for Messrs. Scton & Stewart for the manufacture of tho best grade of aerated waters, soda water, lemonade, etc. This firm has put in a large plaut ot en tirely new machinery and is about to place on the market a far superior class of goods to any nat has ever before been produced in thee western parts. We expectMesr. Seton &, Stewart in town in u few days with sample, and our ndvice is, sample their good- and you will not be disap pointed. We know the men: thy will not sell anything that is not first class. STATISTICS ON PRODUCTION, TOPEKA, Kan., Mar;h 35. Secretary Mohler, of the state board of agriculture, is sending out blanks to the correspond ents of the department in every county in Kanms upon which to make crop and live stock returns for the quarter ending March 31, 1S90. Among other statistics which the next quarterly report will con tain will be the average cot of raising a i bushel of wheat and a like quantity of other grain, and the averace costofpr ducing a fcteerS years old. This data the secretary feels confident will be of great importance to farmers throughout tbe state and will.be ot practical assistance U them iu fbting tbe pr,ce of farm prodacU. THE NEW FRENCH CABINET. Pake, March 15. Tbe new cabf ttet will probably be made up as followM Presi dent of the council and minister of war, M. Defreycioet. minister of foreign af fairs. M. Coiu&aas: minister of tbe interior, M. BottrgeoU: minister of finances, M. fiourier: minister of justice. M. Bruwon. minister of commerce, M Kocfee: minister of public iastrocuoa, X P Uteres; minis ter of HjjrkmUttre. M- Devrfle: minister of public works, 11. Geyoece; mi8kter of marine, M- Barbey. WASHINGTON LADY TOURI5TS. St. ACGCSTTXE, FU., March 15. Wra. Beajamin Harrises, 2ar. and Mrs. KaU VTjkrrtMMi' Airs. John Watuamkcr mm! juan Wxaaniaker arrived hre this ereotog, en route from Witshiogtoo, oa .,, tnia a gnesi of H, X. Kr. Tbev will aUeod thededicatory merries at Memorial cfanrcn tomorrow. Tbe Ker. John Paxtoa. D. D., of Aew lorfc, wui preucb tbe dicaiorjr sermon. WILL INVESTIGATE THE MATTER. KjlssjlS ClTT, Ma, Mares. 14. inter state Commerce CommiikMers Morrison sod Vesj will be here tbe latter part of next week for tbe purpose of taking evi dence ia tbe matter of tbe prapved redue tios of rates os oors sfeipped from Jaosa and Nebraska to tfc ez. 01 STEAD! STMM, ARDENT BOOMERS LITTLE DAUNT ED BY THE PROSPECT. Mr. Perkins' Correction and the President's Proclamation Stop But Few. ITotbing Short of the Military Porces Abla to Xeep Onttha Majority of Them. Prairie Pires Driving Ont the Stock Cat tlemen Little Encouraged by tfce President's Order The Damage Already Bejond Eepsration The Onward Marohat -Various Points- CALDWELL, Kan., March 15. Last night many men who have beeu waiting here for the opening stepped on their land which they for the time called their own. Sev eral messengers came into town during the night after blankets and tente. Today trade in these articles has been very brisk. This morning numbers who could not ar range affairs earlier headed south and wagons were passing through tho city all day. Those starting today are well fixed to stay. The south bound Rock Island train this morning carried largo numbers of men for all stations through the strip who located claims as soon as they left the train. The news contained in the morning pa pers stilting that a mistake was niado in yesterday's telegrams acted as a damper on sorao whose ardor was a little cooled by one night in the open air. But there were numbers of determined spirits among tho colonists and they declared that neither that nor anything short of an army of sol diers could take them out. Late this afternoon a telegram was re ceived here announcing that tho president had ordered the settlers out and that the soldiers would be sent to enforce the order. This fact was immediately announced by the bulletin but it did not stop the white topped wagons that coutiuue to appear and disappear. Many of them contain families, a cow following, a dog trotting along behind, stova in the front end of tho schooner aud a chicken coop behiud, while tho center of the wagon is occupied by from on to half a dozen children. Such people are going prepared to stay and one of them with whom tho correspondent tnlkod to this evening voiced the sentiments of the majority when he said: "We are going In; if we come out we will be put out." The cattlemen are smiling oer the lat est. No soldiers are near here, though It is expected there will bo soon. The wagon roads through Caldwell arc much ued. while the Rock Island, tho only road through the strip entering hen, pastes through the most fertile portiou. Tbe prairio fires aro seen iu every direction, many settlers having sot the grass afire to windward. THE PEELING AT GUTHRIE The Eipelled Boomers Likely to Eeturn to That Oity. Guthrie. Ok., March 15. Great excite ment about the opening of the strip here has existed all day. A message was re ceived from Congressman Peters, which was posted on tho bulletin board, stating that parties who went there would In put out. Thi stopped a great many from going, but the comparatively .small num ber of people on tbe streets and the aband oned camping grounds of the boomers on Wolcott's creek, just north of Guthrie, show three or four thousand people at least left here. The general feel ing here is that those in the strip will be driven out nd probably the greater part of them will come hre, as Guthrie is near tha low laud, which may soon be opened. Those who have come through the trlp today confirm the report of the I urge num ber ot boomers now there. Most of them are homesteaders and have taken claim iu the rich bottom landb. Tbe colonization comoanies here have n at believed the strip -would open, and they were unable to give away their plans and town site Iocm t ion?, have taken no steps and will taka none at present. HAMLETS K0 UOWm Oitiea of Thontaadi EstaWuuW in tbs Strip Tbe GrobTal Situation. ARKAXStA ClTT, Kan., March 15. Tbs boomers were frUmneded into tbs strip much the same as tbe cattle were stam peded out of it. They went without any precouceired plan ot method sod plunged into tbe ontlrt without order or reason. They misconstrued tbe passags of tbe OkUhuina bill into an act providing for the immediate opening of tbe country to settlement and each colony alarmed lest it should not be tbe first on the ftronnd to pilect tbe choicest town sites and elatatt, rushed pi! mail over tbe bordor ragnrdies of consequences. Some fear is i tdt omd by tbe cooler beads today that tbw prema ture and ill-adrised movvinaat may be en tirely useless; that tbe government will deprive tbem of their sd van tag and drive tbem oat to await tbe formal otwa ing of tbe country and rive ail aa eqval chance at tbe pnbiie lands. This view of tbe case is entertained by only a small minority of tbs peoois and tbe great maja-ity are already Mttttac dow-n on tbeir claims as if aass4 of their permanent residence tbers. Tbey believe now tbe invasion has been accompiiabed that President Harrison will allow tbem to remain and permit otbers to take up tbe unoccupied mod whenever tbey rrivs oa tbe ground. Hopeful in this belief, tbey bar already benn to improT tbrir lands. Tbe ma jcrity t f tbe bona Ada set tlers carried on tbeir wapms yesterday enosgb Inmber te construct a assail dwell ing tad today tbe wait teats and wapon covers that dot tbe prairies in 8 dtree tkms are bing repiac-d witb leas pic turesque, bat more sabetaauai board shaatM. Especially is tfais tbe case is tbe centers of etttemettj At Ponca a city of a.OOO inhabit ant has sprwsK np over aucbt. Here hastily improvised bofceic, grocery and supply stores bare already bga constructed and are today dotoa a tbnnog bosieeea. To tbeir there are eoo staatJy beta;: added tbe settlers' abaoty and tbe settlement already has toe ap pearanee of a foil fledsrd frontier town. The gambling fraternity is tbre bt fall force Three card moot, tbe wfeee of fortune, waiavt abrUe wrtb tbe ilbsmv paa are beiitff manipulated is tbe opsai stteetwitb tbe nssai decree of wceun. Srvsral disturbance bavsooeoxrod orer taese sambiing derew and aasay cb I bav taken place, but aotaias senoes bm Aaetber of ba atmiAimmm. Wxm J exotic growth has npoeared at Willow Springs, just below Arkansas City. Though not so large as Ponca, there are fully a thousand people there and tho same bustlmg scenes of excitement ara being enacted. Nyceville also came into existence dur ing the night. That city contains about S00 people, who went under the leadership of Mnor Xyce from Caldwell yesterday. At Guthrie last night a reporter boarded the train in which the representatives of the Cherokee Strip Cattle company were returning from the Fort Worth cattlo men's convention. E. M. Hewlns, presi dent of the company, was among the num ber. The first intimation they had of ths invasion of tbeir leased lauds was gained at Guthrie, where they were told of tha movement. They could not believe it, but a few minutes later the camp fires sur rounded by the invaders themselves wero seen glowing in the darkness and confirm ed the report. The cattle men were great ly disturbed at the invasion of their lands nud a meeting was held in the Pullman smoking room. Mr. Hewins presided and on motion appointed a committee to notify the secretary of the interior of the facts in tho caso nnd ask for troops to restore to them the possessions of their lands. "But," remarked Presi dent Hewins, "I'm afraid it's all up with up. The boomers have got the strip and. good bye Indian territory." No military force is on the ground despito last night's dispatches stating that there was and o far as known none has bseu ordered to proceed thither. The sec rotary of state and General Merritt, com manding the department of the Missouri, have b:en officially notified of the sbite of sllairs in the strip, but uo orders havu beeu given as yet to move tbe troops. THE CATTLEMEN DISCOURAGED. The cattlemen here did not receive tha news of the president's proclamation or dering out the invading settlers of tha strip, with much interest. To them is whs lie locking tne door after the bora was stolen. The sottlers seemed to think that the enriest way to gain possession of the striplwas to drive tho cattlemen of and the easiest way to do that was to tint the prairies, and lire tho prairies thuy did. From Ponca. Willow Springs, Niceville, aud other setlleiueuta In the outlet comes tbe news of burning prairies. It seems to hava been generally agreed upon that the first thing for the j-etuers to do wasjto start a urnirio lire and muoh of tho strip has been burned over. These prairie tires servt-d a double pur pose. They drove most of the entile before them aud also destroyed the fodder which those remaining might feed upon.Thereforo tho cattlemen are naturally depressed over the gloomy prospect. Said President Hewins, of the Cherokee Strip Cattle com pany, this morning: "What the osttlunisn can do in their present misfortune can net even be conjectured Our fences have ben cut, our cattle scattered to the four corners of the strip and every blade ot grasa on the range destroyed by prairie ares. There are now, or rather were yesterday morning bufore the Invasion, about SJ,WK) head of cattle ou the strip. 1 do not be lieve that the most energetic action on the pnrtof the cattlemen and the government can tdivo them from irreparable loai. The damage j Hlready done. The entile onu not be marketrtl. Th-y arc no; In a iiinp ketnble condit ion. If left in the strip they will starve to death, for there is nothing for them to eat there and we can not hhfp provender to them. It would be n losing investment. No, there we are, S0,00 bond of cattle good for nothing hut hides, glue and bone dust." Within tho pnst forty-eight hours at least 15,000 persons hare invaded tbe Cher okee strip from different points along tho borders. They did not move forwsru litcn troops ou drefes parade but with tbe im petuous ohsrge of h might coatnering army. In the wild rush for choice claiHtN the head of the family was on the kirtnlsli line astride of the lleetowt Hidin-tl be eowld find. In the rear thu family moved nlong with more deliberation, conveyim; to tbe new home all kinds of camp equipage and sutler supplies. Nearly every cjiarter sce tion of land for olghteen im!r south of this city is at proeent staked off and many of them are occupied by quUra OPIXIOXB OS THE rmXLAMATtOJC. The report that a compnay of cavil ry under command of Captain Cavanaugh would arrive hers this afternoon enHned some uueaaio', hut as ths hours rolled by without the troop- putting in their ap peHntHee confidence was restore! sad it feeling of Mrciinty prevailed. This, how ever, was short lived, for st 4 o'clock tbe news was giveu currency that tbe presi dent hsd iwned a proclamation ordering all settlers oil of the strip In a few min utes large numbers of men wbo bad stak ea chum and returned here Tor provtwlons estbered together on street comers sad discussed the situation ss dfcv psseionstely as poitw. Monte counseled a prompt compliance with tbe prestaleMt'it orders, but other insisted that tbe wirpiaji would he to hold tbeir claims until ex pelled by the troops nnd tbeu as feoon as tbe blue costs were out of sight to return and beiein farming operations. Tbe ad vocate of tbe latter plan sre evidently in the majority. Ibe old soldier element seems to be tbe most determined to retain their grasp upon their claims. Tbey feel that tbe government owes it to tbem for services rendered sad in Ibis view they have many backers nd srmpatbleens. Tbay My that tbe cattlemen are tbeee without sny authority of law and tbey believe that poor bomeeseker sboejld be granted tbe same prtviieejes with tbe rich and pr.werfnl. faoJd tlss soldiers attempt to reniov tbem tbere will be no organized resistance bnt it U . believed that it will take an MWkj of Mftl men to keep tbem from sUttag on tba strip. . One perpiexlnfr troob! tbe soldier wfll labor nnder will bs to dlstinffoisb between homeekr in toe tnp and humm-pkwH in Ok U noma. Movers have tbe rigfe paes i brooch tha etrp on tbeir way to Ok'abnms. Ask any man in tbe strip where be is ftotag and bis aaower btrnrU bjy U -Oklahoma." ihonrs it is fcseam that 90 pmr cent are booties etaim. Ad vices from several point in tbe strip are to tbs effect tnat tbe prairie Area Uebted last nicbt and today bare bersd tbemeeivee out. bo tar a known jn eaew altise bare occurred. THE 8TTLR8 DAffOIKT0. KlCWA. Kaa.. March 14 Tbe. new of tbe president's proclamation orderaee: tbs settler oft" tbe Cberolu strip was rt wived bere with sroersl approval by all exeopt tbe MtOere. wbo are greatly dtawpnehefnl. Tbe lange h on tbe aooaera. Maoy seesJec went into tbe territory last nlgfct sad tfcbt morning coaimeoeed making meaeews menta Tbre is no military tone is Ud rasas: :r but it is reported Usat UOefH are en rote from rort fcappry and wittrrea nerv tota-ro. nnd boomers are aPMMav alry arrtriae. on tbeir way t ami soma from tbe atrip. A REVOLT IH Af 9KAJfafTA, St. PrTjca&, Mmc l bstePssnes has just bte received bere lama Cbbed. tbe capital of Afabaelatea, tlmt a MiTolei tton sjpwa Abdurrahman Kb, tbs ameer, ha brofcve ont to tbet eosmtrr. Aaomx those concerned In a en ber of tbe eoortiers of tbe aeneer. J5e-vec&t of tbem wees eaptaeed br tbs tree, mb remained ioyaL and were tiabweed by ties order of tbe aaeser Otber eassrtiem sea implicated tn tbe revolt lad te Moaneaoi trrUory. At Mat account tbey, wlfc a another of wtber fevoitr wfco also met to Haeata, were satbet cd on tbe frontier of Afteaaiata. STAYHOU AKO IVES BAILED OUT, Sre Tool Xaeb t&, Gear? K. 9ey nec ad Heary S, Its secared bJ today on tbe ssbt criminal ieatacteaeae feemd JMBdaet tbem nbirgbeg tbaeawtafc fcanajr, sad tbey entl ft xttmmtd afsraene. ball w td st l-V0 in torts: of eaebet tbe me.