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'M.MUROOCK. Editor.
,i!ITA, KAN., NOV. 27, 18S5.
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f aaigfe
Sfdjrwlek couutr tinder lbs ewappoitlon
nieut will b entitled to a senator anil three
reprenttllre at lb re ry lowest calculation
Thirty-one thousand and a fraction will be lb
J Ais of imputation to each senator. Setlfro lck
will baroaeen thonsand exceea. One bund
red and twenty-fire representative divided
nmoiiR l,ie,H2 feople would made averaire
illUncM or aiwot ten tbouitand. Ibis would
aire Sedpwlck rjGe on to foor representatives.
eIrwlck onifht to bare either two senator
and two representatives or one senator and
ruur representatives. Tbe proper Sjpirln? will
sreureuneortwo other delegations. Wichita
Tlie editor of the Eagle seems to bo ok
livious to the fact that the legislature ap
portionment of I8SG must be based on ter
ritory as well at on population, and that, at
there will be, era the legislalnre convenes,
right -six counties, there mutt needs bo one
representatives from each of these counties,
with reference to population, and to the
make-up of senatorial districts. In view of
the fact that a supremo court decision males
125 mcmbcri as the maximum number of
the homo ot representatives, it cannot savor
of wisdom for the legislature to make more
than 120 representative districts, for during
the last fivo years there have been six coun
ties organized, and it is morally certain that
thcro will be at least five more between 188(i
and 1891.
The above is followed by a tabic which
gives Leavenworth and Shawnee three rep
resentatives each and Sedgwick but two.
The tahlo gives Sedgwick county but 3G.522
population, when the swom returns shows
that she has about one thousand more, or
37,471. The Commonwealth's tables gives
threo representatives in several instances to
a population of lees than thirty thouand,
but says Sedgwick with 37,400 must be
awarded only two. So also as to senators.
Its a poor rule, an unique estimate, and
won't nork. The legislature will have to
even the matter up better linn the Com
mon ealtli has done. That paper's appor
tionment in three instances, givo districts of
two counties each, with a combined popula
tion of less than Sedgwick, four reprcsenta
tites. That will never work. After
each county is given one representative
the surplusage must be diiided up accordt
ing to population. Fve other senatorial
districts each with a total population ot lees
than that of Sedgwick are given five repre
sentatives each still Sedgwick must bavebu
two. One senatorial dUtrict number S3
with a population combined that exceeds
Sedgaick by only 2,000, is given eight rep
resentatives, or one representative to each
fivo thousand inhabitants, while in Sedg
wick each representative district must con
tain twenty thousand people. It may be
that in the estimation of the Commonwealth
the people of Sedgwick don't count for so
much as those of some other counties, it so
that is another mistake.
Notico ia given here, and now that Sedg
wick is entitled to one senator and three
representatives, or two senators and two
rcprcs cnUtives, and w e shall ask as much.
If an enumeration could be taken to-day,
Sedgwick county would show a bigger pop
ulation than Shawnee, and probably larger
than Ieavenwortb. But, however, that
may be, the returns show that we had over
37.000 last spring, and they will bavo to bo
t- rr- ',
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75 Of the Cheapest Lots Ever Offered in Wichita !
These Lots are in Hyde's Addition. They are only about half mile from business, and One Block from the Doug
las Avenue Street Railroad. They should sell at from $200 to $300 each, compared with prices on other. Lots,
but we propose to offer them for 30 days at prices less than half the above figures, and on terms to suit all. They
are well located and will soon command prices of at least three times what we now ask for them, as Douglas Ave
nue is fast growing east as a business street, and will in a short time make these Lots very Valuable.
A correspondent of tho Commonwealth,
from Marysville, Marshall county, in a
lengthy communication, says:
Marshall county hat threo railroads, of
which two pass Marys ville. The St. Joseph
and Grand Island, end the branch of the
I nion I'atific from Lincoln to Marys ille.
lUilrnsd sako toeur, and counties too.
But a few years since Sedgwick county and
Wichita, its chief town, were inferior, as Dcr
statistics, t Marshal county and Marys-
uir. interior in population, in assessed
wealth, in production. Now the former ei-
c Is in all these. Railroads have done it.
Marvsville with Wichita's railroads. Mar
shall county with Sedgwick county's rail-
rn&u; wouia to-aay, as tney did tint a lew
j ears ago, be in th'e lead. When Marye ille
gets equal railroad service it will be equal
or superior in everything else. Why rot!"
Well, we will tell you why. .Marysville
is located in a high, prairio county, while
"Wichita is located in a county in which
there arc fivo hundred square miles of valley
land. A comparison of the agricultural sta
tistics of Marshall and Sedgwick counties
for the past ten years will explain what that
means. The productions of this vast body
of valley land made Wichita, and Wichita
demanded the railroads. Threo rivers tra
verse Sedgwick county, and the valley of
either is broader than that of the Kansas
valley, the thr6o taken together forming a
belt ot bottom lands which constitute over
one half of the entire area of tbo county.
And then Wichita has had a paper which
has continually kept these facts before tbo
The Commonwealth takes another round
with the KagijcV claim for an-increased rep
resentation. The trouble with that paper's
ugiires is, mat roiw nnsianaing an increase
of 17,000 population since the last appor
tionment, II tajs Sedgwick must stand by
j.cr old apportionment We have two rep
resentatites under tho old apportionment
since which time we have about doub!6dmr
population. TheLaOLEisnot in favor of
leaving anybody out in the cold. The Com
monwealth speaking further of the matter
Itefcrring yesterday to this matter of ap
portionment, by reason of the Wichita
(viGLE making so much a daim for a largely
increased represcatation in the legislature
for Sedgwick county wc would say that
with an apportionment providing for 125
districts, leaving all subtequent newly or
ganized counties out in tho cold." SnrV-
wick should have threo representatives. But
as there will remain eleven unorganised
counties when tho legislature apportionment
of 18SG is made (with chances for still a few
more), it were better that the state should
not be districted into more than 115 repre-
uimun' uiwicip, which would cut down
If you want property of any kind or description come and see me or write; I have some extra bargains in out
lots; also lands improved and unimproved. A rare offer, 64 acres of Good Land in Greenwood Co., at $2,TOO.
Come and see me at my office, 204 Main Street, Wichita, Kansas.
When the Wichita, Topka and Lceomp
ton papers oea'O their gnat-like blows and
attend to their legitimate business of helping
forward a healthy growth of their own
eitiof. then the Kansas Citv elephant will
generously throw over to them such business
mn as sue can spare, ana an 01 us win wax
great. K. C Journal.
If the blsw6 fall so gently why heed them?
Having made Kansas C'ty, Kansas is per
fectly willing that shosh ill stand and flour
ish, but not as the bos', dictator or commer
cial metropolis of Kanns. Wc hope that
tho enterprising peoplu of the Sni Hills
may be able to keep up their wind-wonder,
but whether they shall or not the jig is
up, so far as Kansas is concerned. Gould is
already working with and for Wichita; the
Milwaukee and St Paul is going to Topeka,
and the Rock Island to Ft. Scott, and so we
hae concluded to wax great without even
consulting the wishes of the aforesaid cle-
These papers fail to understand that the
mere fact of Kansas City reading 200,000 in
habitants w ill cause an overflow of energy
the counties of Jefferson, Miami, Linn, Mar-' and enterprise that will raise them all in the
ion and li-public, to one representative each. thousands neater the six figure station than
flhev could othcrw foe retch. Kansas news-
pspers justly boast of our advertising, but
In these days of Shdleys and Uydes and
other Democratic pdslmastcri,there is much
discontent at Wichita over the retention of
oar amicable contemporary, Mr. Murdock.
It is feared that the cares of attending to tlu
office and editing a Republican newspaper
iu wu ettcruy uwng air. -uuruoca s
health. In the interest of his family Mr.
juraocic ought to to allowed to resign.
Kansas City Times.
The editing of such a republican news
paper as the Eagle is a little taxing, to be
sure; but, the only complaint we have heard
comes from the Kansas City newspapers.
It is Kansas City and not Wichita that is
sick of Murdock. The gentle Dr. Munford's
sympathies become tolerably attenuated by
the time they reach Wichita, and if there is
any sympathy to be squandered on any
body's family, we beg leave to suggest tho
most likely candidate for that article is the
Time's family, rather than that of the
Eagle's. Still, we are not stuffed up with
this milter. If the Democracy of Wichita
will ask us to resign, in consideration of the
feelings ol our Missouri friends, we stand
ready to do so. Wc can Imagino no greater
or more humiliating sacrifice than that of a
republican resigning his place at tho sug
gestion of a Missouri DemocraL
Kansas City advertises this state n.re in
one week than doss tho state itself in one
month. Kansas City Journal.
Pure hog wash, tny dear sir, and exceed
ingly muddy. If Wichita must wait for an
overflow from Karsas City before she can
grow, then wc don't want to grow at all, for
wo don't tako kindly to tho breed. As for
Kansas City achertising this state, the
Journal is referred to tho Times kindly
notice of yesterday Kansas City has but
one single use for Kansas, and that is to use
The amusing efforts of 6ome of the grow
ing cities of Kansas to check the wonderful
growth of Kansas City excite considerable
amusement among the liberal men from out
side. Kansas City Journal.
It must tako very little to amuse the gen
tlemen alluded to. It may prove very funny
five years hence.
value at a rapid rate. Mr. A. H. Doane
sold a corner lot on Main and Ninth streets
for $11,000. He paid S700 for it six years
Very little corn is being brought in at
present, on account of low prices. Farmers
arc holding their corn expecting better
prices about the holidays. Hogs have gone
up a little in price in tho last few days. On
Saturday they wero worth $3.12 per hun
dred. Tho funeral of uncle Billy Moore, Sunday,
was largely attended. The deceased was one
of Cowley's pioneers and was respected by
all who knew him.
We are having beautiful weather, and
mechanics and out-door laborers are taking
advantage of it, it is, indeed, a blessing.
juure ueingno woric in me early summer
tbo late fall enables him to prepare for tho
coming winter. The longer one lives in his
sunny Kansa, the moro a person feels in
love with it, this being the second year for
tbo winter in his state, he is beginning to
think she is indeed the land of sunshine
the garden of the west- C.
From Leotv Wichita county, Kansas was
received yesterday the first number of tho
-Standard, by C S. Triplctt, who for a long
titnewac connected with the newspaper bus
iness at Marion Center. The Standard,
though published two hundred and fifty
milcj northwest of thi city, and within
forty miles of the west line of the stale, is a
very bright six column folio and filled with
mo liveliest kind oi local ana otber news.
The Standardsys that Is a magnificent
country, and its editor, whom wo have
known for years as a number one man,
says that he is delighted with his surround
ings. Wichila county is on tho line of the
Wichita & Colorado railroad and it may not
be to exceed two years before tho business
men of Lcoti will be running down to
Wichita dty to buy goods and to shake
Lands with the man who named their coun
ty but who little dreamed that he would
vtcrlivcto read a newspaper published
within it bounds. Wo with tbo Standard
the success thatits proprietor's pluck enti
tles it to.
A week or two since it was the talk in
Now York that an effort was being made to
consolidate the Missouri Pacific and the
Union Pacific railroad svstcms. Now
comes the rumor that the Pennsvlvania is
negotiating for tho SL Louis and San Fran
cisco, the connecting link bcine the Vanda
lia route. The consummation of this move
would result in a transcontinental lino from
ocean to ocean under a single management.
A gentleman who claims to know, and
who, by tho way, is a scholar and a Chris
tian, says the only difference between Kan
sas and Paradise is that Kansas is receiving
much the heaviest immigration and has the
best roads.
Thcro Drobabl v net er was a cabinet min
uter or other public man who had so many J
feuiuce an luruisucu iuiu xepi up as ecrc
WhitDoy. He has an elegant one in the
most fashionable part of Ivcw York, another
in Lenox, Mass., one out in the country be
yond Georgetown Heights, and the Freling
huyscn mansion in Washington is being
Sited up for him. While the last mentioned
is being prepared for occupancy tho secre
tary has taken a furnished house on "Mataa
chuiettc avenue
To the Editor or the Eagle.
While the Eagle is crowing oter the
boom and enterprise of Wichita claiming
her to be the metropolis of the southwesl,
we think, that wc too, can claim some im
portanco as a thriving village at least This
last month has seen moro impro ement in
Wiufleld than bas been a) car before. AVo
are now to bavo a city lull die,; or town ball.
The bonds were carried by a handsome ma
jority, and the grounds purchased, and the
plans are being made. It is the intention of
thy council to have the building completed
as early as possible. The lots purchased are
CxtDwiLL, Kas., Nov. 24.
To the r ill tor or the Eagle .
Business gradually increase.
A travelirg telescope has been in town
this week.
Tho Knights of Pythias gaye their second
social b. at thwr hall on Friday night of
last week, since their organization in this
city a short time ago.
The Catholic element of this city will
givo festival and ball on Thanksgiving
eve, to assist in obtaining tbo essential for
the completion of their new church edifice, j
Mayor Rcilly and wife returned to this I
city the first of the week from a trip to
Iowa, where they wero suddenly calUd by
the death of a relative.
Quite a number of buildings have gone up
within tfc past two weeks.
It appears that our big belly mayor is very
indignant at old man Blair, tbo antique edi
tor of the Free Press, for publishing the par
ticulars concerning the rebellious mob hero
a few weeks ago. Blair is tho prohibition
crank who had bis residence burned this
summer by some incendiary, whom, ills
supposed, was an instrument of those who
aro averse to the prohibitory movement, and
does not let a chance escape wherein he can
express his contempt for them, and, at
Mayor lteilly is working for tho interests of
the place over which he presides, he does
not wish to have anything published that is
detrimental to the growth of the city. Tho
old man has got the sand and is not afraid
to publish anything, but then be had better
not buck too long against influence.
Ball at tho skating rink Thurday night
Captain Couch returned to this city last
Monday, after an absence of a month, and
the boomers arrived on Tuesday accompan
ied by the militia. They were a queer
looking eight Somo are clothed very well.
while others seem to bo greatly in need of
addition: being made to their habiliment
Some look discouraged, as though they were
willing; to "give up the ghost," yet there are
many among them who think that the ad
ministration will open Oklahoma to settle
ment before long. They speak in glowing
terms of (heir limited sojourn in that beau
tiful country, and are temporarily consoled
now that the war department has
ousted the catllo men from
that domain. The animosity existing
between the boomers and cattlemen
nouncing the boomers a nuisance and a
drawback to tho community in which
they are. The War-Chief, the organ of
Tayne's colony, will donhtless come to the
front in big letters in retaliation, and en
deavor to make the Journal out a falsifier.
Tho boomers, while in tho Territory, all
located claims, and the poor, deluded fools
think that when congress docs open it for
settlement, that it is theirs, and can put any
one off who is squatted there. The Free
Press also comes out with an envious efful
gence, in which it tells of tho infamous
character of the boomers. But then, as
that paper is read by to few, and those, old
fogies, it will carry but little wight with it
Wo cannot, with any degree of certainty,
say whether the boomers fired the Territory,
but we do not think that they should all be
inculpated for the actions of a few. There I
are some very nice people among the colony,
Vice-President Thos. A. Hen
dricks, at 4:45 Yesterday
Died of Paralysis of the Brain
After a Very Brief
Alone in His Room he Quietly Breathed
His Last, His Wife Having Left
Him a Moment
on iimn avenue, three mocks east or Main J is plainly isible. One would stoop to any
street There is at tho present writing eight thing to injur the other. The cattlemen
of erection on claim that the boomers fired the nrairioi
Business nouses 111 course
Main street and as many more talked of.
Capt Couch of Oklahoma fame, was in
the city yesterday. He is loud in his praises
of the coveted country, and is confident that
the time it near when the boomers will be
permitted to fettle it Every day aces dozens
of teams loaded with men, women and child
ren, on their wry to Oklahoma.
Property In Vinfleld is increasing in
and the soldiers confirm this accusation,
while the boamert deny the charge and say
the soldiers, Indians and cattlemen set it on
fire. But, be that as it may, the boomers
are determined to possess a home in Okla
homa sooner or later, and will show fight
it they are compelled to in removing all b
stidea from that enchanted land. Tho
Journal (peaks out boldly thb week de-
Clearwatek, Nov. 25.
To the Editor or the Eagle.
I bavo been for sometimo wondering
what to write which would edify or instruct
the people of our young city, and which al
so would open the eyes of the outside world
10 me irua menu 01 uiearwatvr and our
beautiful valley. Heretofore I bat 0 found
that the whole truth told by one who is so
well posted, would in some way interfere
with the ambitious strides which the Eaole
has for a long time been making to build up
her own great metropolis. But as she has
passed the Itubicon, and her own future is
assured, I shall no longer hold tho truth
from tbo anxious outside world.
We do not expect to mako a Wichita of
our city, but wo do love to boast that wo
are only a few miles from the futu.-c metrop
olis of Kansas, and located in the celebrated
valley ot the Ninnescab, where tho business
man from Wichita with his growing family
will settle, and have tho benefit ot our pure
water, healthful air, superior school advan
tage, good church privileges, and all the
blessings and comforts of a rural home. So
in fivo years many of your business men
will have built homes here, and do bus
iness in Wichita. In fivo years you
will be a great railroad center.
and the wholesale mart for tho southwest, I
and represent a true cosmopolitan popula- I
lion or 50,000. Clearwater will be the next
month inviting and thriving town in tho
county, made so by its natural advantages,
its wide-awake manufacturing establish
ments and enterprising business men. Our
county then will contain 100,030 inhabitants,
and our city 2,500. This number will bo
reached by encouraging manufacturers and
settling our rich, raw land with eastern men,
who aro now occupying them very fast
Many are leaving good farms for the free
lands of the west, and their places are being
occupied by men of means, who are im
proving, beautifying and making elegant
homes. The eyes of the eastern men are
just being openad to our superior soil,
climate, and everything elso which will
makoc man rich, happy and contented.
Such, Mr. Editor, is what we offer and it
is no vain boast. You have worked hard
and long to accomplish what you saw in the
distant future, and now you have your re
ward in realizing tho great boon for
which you have 10 long fought
Now give this sister valley a little
of your magnetic and potent influence, and
we will not feel that our city, or valley is all
a fleeting show, to man's illusion given. But
a land flowing with milk and honey, and on
the road to Heaven.
The agency of Proctor A. Wilson are ne
gotiating for some large tracts of land and
some fine farms to eastern men who are
settling on them.
Our now school building is nearly com
pleted and is one of the finest in Southwest
ern Kansas. This alone reflects great and
daring credit upon the builders, and every
individual in the aty.
Our mill also is nearly ready to run and
is a grand affair. I say success to tho enter
prise of our young city. Alpha.
To See a Caller in the Parlor The Sud-
oen End of a Useful and
Busy Life.
The Sad Intelligence Received Through
out the Country With Manifesta
tions of Profound Sorrow.
Vice-President Hendricks Dnad.
Indianapolis, Nov. 25. Hon. Thomas
A. Hendricks, vice-president of the United
States, died very suddenly at his resideneo
in this city at 4:15 o'clock this afternoon,
under circumstances that were particularly
distressing to his family and friends, in so
much as they had not anticipated a fatal
termination of his brief illness, and nobody
was with him when the end came. Ho re
turned from Chicago on last Saturday, and
since then had been complaining somewhat
of a pain in his head and breast, but noth
ing serious was thought of it Last night ho
and Mrs. Hendricks attended a reception
git en at the residence of Hon. Jno. J. Coop
er, treasurer of state, returning homo in
their carriage about midnight.
Mr. Hendricks had taken off tho heavy
clothing which ho usually wears and put on
a dress suit of lighter material, and before
ho got home ho
and a certain degree of exhaustion, but at
tributed it to malarial influences. Ho sat by
the firo fer an hour or more before retiring
but declined to send for a physician, al
though urged to do m. He slept restlessly
until 8 o'clock this morning, when he arose,
dressed himself and ate quite a hearty
breakfast, saying that he felt much better
and intended to attend to considerable de
layed business during the day.
He and Mrs. Hendricks walked out for
nearly half an hour and ha apparently re
gained his accustomed vigor and cheerful
ness. An hour later, howover, he began to
bo troubled witli pains in tho region
of his stomach, and Mrs. Hendricks
sont for tho family physician, Dr W. O.
Thompson, a life-long and confidential
friend of the vice-president As the pains
in the stomach continued to increase ho was
given an emetic, afterwards an injection, 2nd
Tenei came in tne natural way. lie aroso
from his bed in which ho had lain only a few
minutes and
talking cheerfully with his wife and an old
bouse servant Just before noon he had a
Telapso, however, and the physician was
again summoned and administered tho usual
remedies, besides bleeding the patient. Mr.
.Hendricks again expressed himself as being
greatly relieved. He remained in his room
all the afternoon, occasionally rising from
his bed to which he was compelled to return
by the reoccurrence of the abdominal pains.
i an caners woo came, ana iney were
numerous, he sent word that he was indis
posed but would be glad to see them to
morrow.. About 4.30 o'clock Mrs. Hen
dricks, who had been at his bedside all day,
went down into the parlor to see a caller
who had come to consult with her regarding
the affairs of a reformatory institution, of
which she was one of the managers. She
remained with her about twenty minutes.
Tom, a colored servant, and Harry Morgan,
Mr. Hendrick's nephew, and page in AVash
ington, remained with him. The servant
went out but Mr. Morgan stayed. 3Ir.
Hendricks tossed uneasily in his bed and
complained of great pain, but suddenly it
seemed to cease, and ho said to his nephew:
meaning his wife, and these wero his last
words, for tbo young man nut realizing tho
urgency of tho'message did not deliver it at
once, and just before 5 o'clock 3Irs. Hen
dricks came into tho room and found that
her husband was dead. Tho end of a long
and eventful life had come peacefnlly and
He lay in the bed outside of tho covering
only partially disrobed, with bis eyes half
closed as if ho was in a gentle steep. On his
face there were no traces of pain or suffer
ing, but a pallor had camo over it that indi
cated only too plainly that he had passed
It needed no closo examination to tell that
ho was dead, and Mrs. Hendricks scream
ed and ran down stairs. A servant
was dispatched to tho residence of Dr.
Thompson, adjoining, and he camo imme
diately, but by the timo he had reached tho
bedside the limbs of tho d'stinzuMied dead
roan wero becoming cold and rigid, and to
Mrs. Hendricks' pathetic appeal
ho was obliged to answer, "It is too late."
Mrs. Hendricks became almost distracted
with grief, and it was an hour before sho bo
came sufficiently composed to give any in
formation about her husband's last mo
ments. The familv servants. tro of whom had
lived with them for jears, ran about tbo
house crying, and there was tho utmost con
tusion for a time.
When the news was bulletined down town
it was generally discredited, and in a very
few minutes a hundred or moro of Mr.
Hendricks' close political nnd personal
friends had hurried to tho hou. Very
soon a great crowd collected around the en
trance and on tho street. It was found nec
essary to refuse admission to any and all
comers except tho immediate relatives.
Mr. Hendricks died in his private cham
ber, in which he did the most of his work.
Near his bedsido was a caso con
taining legal and political works
and on his desk were hii papers, memoran
da and a large number ot letters which had
been allowed to accumulate without answer
ing, in tho last two or three days. His
dressing gown and slippers were at his bed
side, and nearby was a small stand on
which wero various medirinptt And a imhlpt
I of water. Portraits and landscapes adorned
tho walls of the room, and wero in striking
contrast with
Dr. Thompson says that, in bis opinion,
Mr. Hendricks died of paralysis of the
brain.and there will bo a post mortem to es
tablish what tbe disease was.
For several years he had not been a ro
bust man and was subject to frequent "bad
spells," as be called them, during which he
would be prostrated somo times for days at
a lime, .iiuoui iwo years ago no was con
fined to his room for several weeks by a
gangrenous affection of the foot, which at
the time it was feared would result in blood
poisoning, and it was then thought tho end
of his life was near at hand, but he appar
ently recovered from this and was in his
usual health. While in Washington durinr-
the last session of congress, he was over
worked and almost worn out by tho press
of political matters, and upon his return
home bo signified his intention of laying
aside all public business this summer and
devoting tho time to recreation. Ha spent
three weeks at Atlantic City fishing, bath
ing and yachting, and then camo west and
went to the northern lake resorts, and af
terwards went to the Miami reservoir, in
Ohio, on a fishing expedition. Ho returned
from there two weeks ago, and at tho timo
said ha never felt better in his life. Last
he attended the fat stock show at Chicago
and was the recipient of considerable atten
tion there in the way of banquets and recep
tions. Beturning home on Saturday he was
indisposed at the reception he attended last
night. However, he appeared to be unus
ually cheerful and remained much later
than was bU custom on such occasions.
The news of Mr. Hendricks' death spread
rapidly throughout tha city, and there was
a general expression of sorrow over it
Those who . were his political ene
mies here wero bis personal friends,
and to everybody who called on him or
whom no met he bad a pleasant word and
greeting. There wero crowds around the
down town bulletin boards all evening,
while in the vicinity of his residence there
was another crowd, all anxious to learn the
particulars of his sudden death. Ifn had
been dead but a few minutes when forces of
and throughout tho night similar emblems
were placed on nearlyallthoprominent bus
iness houses. All tho city minis
ters will in their Thanksgiving
service to-morrow, make appropriate men
tion of his death, and Kight licv. Bishop
Knickerbocker, bishop of tho dloceso of In
diana, of tho Episcopal church, of which
Mr. Hendricks was a life-long member, will,
it is understood, preach a memorial sermon.
Ex-Senator Joseph E. McDonald, who, with
Mr. Hendricks, has shared tho honors of his
party in this state, soid to-night: "No man
in his day occupied a higher or more con
spicuous position in his party, or in public
life than did Mr. Hendricks, and very few
fiublic men havo had their official conduct
ess criticised than ho.
I think Mr. Hendricks is fairly entitled to
tho good name he has wrought ont for him
self in both public and private circles, and
bis death leaves a void in political and social
circles in Indiana that will not soon or easily
bo filled." Like expressions wero heard on
all sides from leading members of
Mr. and Mr.'. Hendricks had lived in In
dianapolis for nearly thirty years and hnvc
been prominent In all tho representative
social features of tho city's evistence- Tiicy
bad but one ehild.who died when 3 veara old.
I when they livnl in Shelby county. For
In long timo they had apartments at hotels
here, as Mr. Hendricks' official duties kept
him in Washincton much of tho time. Af
terwards they bad a resideneo in tbo north
ern part of tbo city, but about fivo years
ago moved down town to an old family res
idence, where they havo since lived. Tbcy
entertained their frionds frequently by par
ties and receptions and wero always at homo
to thoso who called. It was this that mado
Mr. Hendricks
for ho and his wifo treated evcrybody
cordially and courteously, and thoso whoso
positions in life were interior wero always
sure of a kindly reception at his house. Mr.
Hendricks was very charitable and calls on
him for aid were frequent, and never un
heeded. For several years he has been ac
tively identified with tho Indianapolis Ben
evolent society, an organized charity, and
had contributed liberally to tho cause to
which it was devoted, both in money and
work. Ho had been a deacon in St Paul's
Episcopal church for a long time, and had
been connected with various other religious
Asido from his political duties ho devoted
mucn 01 ms time to the practice or ms pro
fession, being a member ot the firm of
Baker, Ilurd & Hendricks, and since tho
death of Ex-Governor Baker bo has been tho
senior member. His practico was largely in
the federal courts and principally in rail
road cases, he having been employed in sev
eral cases of
His long experience in legislative and gov
ernmental allairs had made him one or the
best expounders of constitutional law in the
country, and his opinion on questions
involving this was solicited from
all parts of tho country. Ho often said the
ambition of his early manhood was either to
bo a justico of tho supremo court of the
united states, or tbo author of works on
law, ortho editor of a legal journal. Hit
domestic relations were of tbe most pleasant
character. Mrs. Hendricks, who is an ac
complished woman, was of great aid to him
in his political career, as sho had largo and
varied information and excellent judgment,
besides being greatly ambitious for
her husbands political advancement
Since her husband's serious attack
two years ago, both of them havo been ap
prehensive of a sudden end of his life and
has grown very strong. So intense had this
become, in fact, that he would not consent
for his wife to be away from him for any
length of time. Only last week, while in
Chicaco, he accompanied Mrs. Hendricks
over on her shopping expeditions. They
had frequently talked over his condition and
the probabilities of his early
death and it is evident that for
several months past there has been
a growing fear of this kind on his mind. His
method of living was simple and unpreten
tious. His bouse is an old-fashioned struc
ture, large of build so as to give the most
room. It was furnished richly but in excel
lent taste, and had a cheerful, home-like ap
pearance. When not engaced with callers
Mr. Hendricks devoted much of his time to
books and his literary attainments were
varied and general. For years his services
as an orator have been in
and he always had several addresses
in course of preparation on general sub
jects. At a meeting held last month of tho
survivors of the members of the convention
that framed the present constitution of the
j state of Indiana in 1850, he mado the prin-
much timo in revising this for a report of
tho proceedings that is to be published in
book" form, and in writing a sketch ot his
own career for tho samo volume. Ho had
been in frequent consultation with Hon.
Wm. IL English over this matter, and tho
last timo he wroto his namo was at noon to
day.when ho wroto a brief note to Mr.English,
returning a book ho had borrowed, with his
thanks. Mr. Hendricks has no near relatives
except a brother who lives in Shelbvville,
Indiana, and a siter, tho wifo of Dr. Wins
low S. Pierce, of New York.
The Feellnjr Elsewhere.
Nashville. Tens.. Nov. 25. Tho bells
of tho city aro tolling in token of the nation
al bereavement in tho sudden death of the
vice-president of tho United Siates.
Cincinnati, Nov. 25. Within a very few
minutes after tho receipt of the news of Vice-
1 resident Hendricks uealb, tho nro bells
commenced to ring and continued for ono
hour at intervals of one minute.
of Washington bo closed on the day of
the funeral and be properly draped in
in mourning for the period of thirty days;
that tho usual and appropriate military and
naval honors be rendered, and that on all
tbe legations and consulates of tho United
States in foreign countries tha national flag !
shall be displayed at haif-mast on the re
ception of this order, and tho usual
emblems of mourning be adopted '
lor thirty cays.
Signed G rover Cleveland.
Bv tho president:
'T. F. Bayard,
Secretary of State.
The following was sent to tho secretary of
tho senate:
Executive Maxion-,1
der will now decline to relinquish control of
eastern Koumelia, consequently a pacific
solution of tho Balkan question is increas
ingly difficult Tbo porte is negotiating
with Baron Hirsch for a loan of $5,000,000.
Berlin, Nov. 25. Two Americans, Peter
Jepsen and Martin Graasbael, staying at
Hayders-Berlln, a seaport town of Prussia,
have been ordered to quit Germany. Both are
citizens of tha United States, and reside in
Illinois, Mr. Jepsen has appealed to the
American legation.
Cowboy Bosses.
St. Louis, Nov. 23. Tha National Cat
tle and Horse Grower' convention resumed
ToHon.Ansonro0oV?eTcary of ft gf -
Wasuinqton, Nov. 25. The announce
ment of the death of Vice-President Hen
dricks has casta deep gloom over the capi
tal. Mr. Hendricks' health had improved
so much during tho last years or two,
that his friends looked to his continuance in
public life for many more year, and tho
news of his sudden death came with a shock.
The first news of tha sad occurrence was an
associated press bulletin from Indianapolis.
Tho president and the members of tho cabi
net were informed at onco and the president
immediately called a meeting of tho cabinet
to take suitablo action.
Senator Edmunds was apprised of tho
death of tbo vice-president by an associated
press reporter and was greatly affected. He
said that ho had known Mr. Hendricks
a great many years and they were intimate
friends in old times in tho senate, and he
added, "I have always had
for him. I regret exceedingly to hear of his
death. I shall call a meeting to-morrow of
all tho senators in the city to
mako such arrangements to havo the snato
represented at tho funeral as is proper."
Secretary Bayard said: "Tho news of Mr.
Hendricks' death is painful to us all, but tho
condition in which tho American people aro
placed by his death, through
tbo failure of congress to pass
proper laws regarding the presidential suc
cession, tho fact that there is now but one
man's life between the American people and
no president, is moro painful to contem
Secretary Lamar said: "My acquaint
ance with Mr. Hendricks was not intimate.
Ho had been for many years a great fayorito
in the south, and I think ho was regarded
all over tho country as a very safe, conserv
ative statesman, a man of great dignity and
force of character. Ho had the faculty of
attaching his friends to him
VERT warmlt.
Althongh his death is very sudden and a
great shock to us all, 1 have often beard bis
friends express apprehensions as to the con
dition of his health over since his attack
somo years ago."
Senator Voorhecs said: "There is noth
ing kind that can be said of Mr. Hendricks
that would not be true. He was a man of
stainless life and great courage and ability,
and a leader of men. To say that ha was
timid in politics was a great mistake. He
never was in a position in life that ho did
not fill. His death will cause a creat void."
Senator Voorhees, and Judge Holraan, of
Indians, were informed of tha vice-president's
death by a telegram from Hon. "Wm.
Eoglish. They immediately telegraphed
tho following to Mrs, Hendricks: "We
tender you tho deepest sympathies of our
hearts in your great loss. The nation
mourns with you." They also sent tbe fol
lowing message: "Hon. Wm. English
When will tho funeral of the vice-president
take placet it will be fully attended officially
from here."
It is understood that tho president and his
cabinet will attend the funeral.
the senate:
I am directed by tbe president to inform
ycu that ho has received intelligence of tho
death of Hon. Tbos. A. Hendricks, vice
president of tho United State?, and to con
vey you his suggestion that you tako imme
diate steps in conjunction with tho clerk of
mo nouse 01 representatives, 10 secure a
proper representation of congress at tho
bin in tho chair. Tha committee on
Iutions reported as follows:
Kesolveil, That the United States congress
be respectfully petitioned to enact a law by
which tho setting fire to ranch and timber on
tho public domain of tbe public domain of
the United States or tho Indian country,
shall be punished by flno and imprisonment
Kesolved, That this convention is in favor
funeral of tho dicea-ed. Very respectfully, i VhTfion M I. E 1 T
vour obedient servant. ' -", of tho adoption ot a law that sha'l provide
your obedient servant.
Daniel S. Lamoxt,
Private Secretary.
London, Nov. 25, 4:30 p. m. A dispatch
has been received at the foreign office, from
Madrid, stating that King Alfonso died at 9
o'clock this morning, of consumption, accel
erated by dysentery.
Additional dispatches from Madrid, an
nouncing the death of the king of Spain,
wero received here at 5 p. m. Tbey state
that tho .widow of tho king is completely
prosirausi oy ms aeatn-
Tbo queen has sent a telegraphic message
of condolence to King Alfonso s widow.
Tho result of tho parliamentary election,
so far as known up to 3 o'clock this after
noon, is 40 liberals, 38 tories and 2 national
ists. The liberals have gained 1 and tho lo
ries 12. John Barry, nationalist, for divis
ion of southwest Oxford, and Mr. She-ill, na
tionalist for North Weatb, have been elect
ed. 1 boy were unopposed.
Cattaro. Nov. 25. Th Austrain gov
ernment is concentrating troops in llerz
govina. Ono regiment from Lower Austria
and one from Upper Austria and one from
Hungary have gone to Bosnia via Slavonla.
The whole force is to form a military cordan
on the frontier of Bosnia and Uerzgovina.
Tho Montenegrian Official Gazetto to-day
hints that if Prince Alexander attempts to
execute bis alleged threat to annihilate the
Servians, Montenegro will not remain an
indifferent spectator.
Vienna, Nov. 25. The Servians bom
barded Widdm the whole night long, and
at 6 o'clock this morning, after being
strongly reinforced they attempted to carry
tbo city by assault, but wero repulsed after
three hours sanguinary fighting.
the state, county and city buildings in black, j cipal addresses, and since then he has spent
the president s proclamation.
The following is from the president:
Eiecutivi Mansion, 1
Washington, D. C, Nov. 25. J
To the people of the United Slates:
Thos. A. Hendricks, vice-president of the
United States, died to-day at 6 o'clock at
Indianapolis, and it becomes my mournful
duty to announce the distressing fact to his
fellow countrymen. In respect to tho mem
ory of the eminent and varied ervica of this
high official and patriotic poblic servant,
whose lonz career was so full of usefulness
and honor to his state and to the United
States, it is ordered that the national
flag be displayed at half-mast upon
all tho publi buildings of the United
States; & tne executive mansion and tha
executive t'wfirtmenti in the city
Madrid, Nov. 2 1.30 p. m. King
tonso is dead.
Throughout Monday nieht the king had
spasmodic fits, tbo result of fever and debili
ty. Six doctors from Madrid, and two phy
sicians from Elpardo were in constant at
tendance upon him. They decided, on
Tuesday morning, that tha king was in a
dangerous condition. Tbo fits continued
throughout Tuesday and tho king died at
8.45 this morning. The pope's benediction
arrived before ha expired. All the officers
of state and cabinet ministers, except tho
minister of war and the minister of the inte
rior, wero present at the moment of dissolu
tion. Tbe cabinet met immediately and the
queen was appoined regent In accordance
with tho law, the members of the cabinet
hare tendered their resignation, bat will re
main in office pending the regent's pleasure.
The body of the king will bo interred in the
palace of tha escuriaL
Belgrade, Nov. 25. It is officially an
nounced to-day that King Milan has ac
cepted tha armistice proposed by the pow
ers. King Milan has returned to this city. The
war is considered to be over. The order
summoning the landsturm for active ser
vice has been countermanded.
Constantinople, Nov. 25. Tha porta
fears that the Austrian occupation of Servia,
in tbe event of a revolution in that country,
will lead to Russia acting in Bulgaria. The
fact that Russia is massing a large force in
Beasearabia, and that Austria is making tho
same war preparations in Bosnia, causes tbe
most uneasiness In diplomatic circles in this
city, and it is believed that Prince Aleiaa-1
forthe appointment by the president of tho
United State, of a commission of five men.
wno snail do cnargeo wnn tne duty of sup
pressing and extirpating the contagion of
pleuro-pneumonia among cattle, and who
shall be authorized, for that purpose, to
quarantine ono portion of the coun
try against the shipment of livo stock
from whero tho disease exists; to
employ assistance, including tbe best veter
inary skill to bo found, and to make all nec
essary rales and regulations for enforcing
the duties with which tbey are charged.
The members of said commission to bo
familiar with matters of breeding and hand
ling live hock and men ot good executive
ability. Members of said commission to be
paid a salary commensurate with tho duties
they are required to render. Whenever it
should becomo necessary to slaughter any
stock in order to extirpate any disease, said
commission shall bo authorized to pay for
the same from a sufficient appropriation
made for tho purpose of enforcing tne law.
Whereas it is an accepted fact that tho pas
sage of apparently healthy cattle from coast
countries and low lands communicates a dis
ease called spleuetio or Spanish fever to cat
tle of higher altitudes, another fact in con
nection with this disease is, that cattle
coming from low altitudes after
having been kept for a limited
time in a higher altitude, do not communi
cate this disease. This infection has proven
very disastrous to herds in these more ele
vated regions, and has created such appre
hension m these sections that quarantine
and other restrictive regulations have been
adopted in several western states and terri
tories, prohibiting the passage of cattle to
tha accustomed markets. These regulal'nns
are not uniform in some of tbe state and
territories. Tbey are virtually an interdic
tion upon inter-state commerce. In others,
onerous duties are imposed, therefore be it
Resolved, That your committee is of the
opinion that these conflicting regulations
(some of them arbitrary and difficult if not
impracticable, to be complied with) will. If
persisted in, prove disastrous to tbe cattle
interests of the country and will
greatly diminish the vafuo of cattle
in certain localities and augment them in
ethers, by disturbing also the natural laws
of trade and obstructing its avenues. Mon
opolies are built up at the expense of the
consumer. In view of these facts your com
mittee would mo. t respectfully recommend
that this convention request congress to pais
such laws s will place tbe whole control
andjurisdiction upon the general govern
ment frivicg authority to establish quaran
tine regulations within proper boundaries,
and to set apart from lands belonging to tbe
United States such Quarantine eroiind a
shall be ample protection and best promote
and subserve the cattle interests of the entire
Tha first resolution was adopted. The
second provoked considerable debate.
Moore, of Colorado, urged the conven
tion to stand by the bureau of animal Indus
try. Gen. Brisbin moved that the resolution ba
tabled. The motion was lost.
RynersoD, of New Mexico, offered as a
substitute, the following:
Resolved, That this convention respect
fully ask congress to enact such measures as
will effectually stamp out the disease of
pleuro-pneumonia and other foreign diseases
which may be brought to ot exist among
tha cattle of the United States.
The discussion was Drolonnd until ths
whole matter was mada tha spcial order for
to-morrow. '
Tha Spanish fever resolution were also
laid over until to-morrow.
David W. Wood, of Illinois, delivered an
address on the improvement in hone breed
ing and it relation to the couatry's prosperity.

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