The Daily Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 28, Ed. 1 Friday, May 24, 1895 Page: 1 of 4
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The First Paper Published In Oklahoma.
GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1895.
Tin* Kickapoo Lands All
AT PROMPTLY Illlili NOON.
Thousand* of People Make
a Mad ltusli for
ABOUT SIX HUNDRED HOMES.
Two Townsltes Established
in the Reservation.
OLNEY AND KICKAPOO CITY
Tlie Candidates for Muni-
LOCATION AND ADVANTAGES.
Full Particulars of the Opening Event
and Incidents of the Settlement —
Thousands of Homesteaders
and Lookers On in a Hot
Race for Fun and
Profit—A Fine Day
for the Race.
Kickafoo Line, May 23.—[Special
Courier. |—At sharp 12 o'clock noon to-
day the signal guns at various points
on the border of the Rickapoo reserva-
tion, set in motion a vast crowd of
homesteaders, boomers, speculators,
tovvnbite founders and pleasure seek-
ers on one of these periodical free for
all races for which this territory has
become so noted.
Only the meagerest details can be
sent at this writing, but the scene was
but a repetition, on a smaller scale, of
the settlement of the Cherokee Strip
two years ago.
Owing to the fact that nearly all
the northern portion of the lands had
been allotted or reserved for school
purposes the boomers congregated on
the other three sides of the reserva-
tion. Much dissatisfaction was ex-
pressed by settlers at the vast amount
of land reserved in the proclamation
and the threat was freely made to oc-
cupy the entire country, exclusive of
the allotments, and defy the govern-
Standing on a slight elevation back
of the eager throng your correspon-
dent waited for the starting signal.
Promptly on time the guns spoke out
and the mad rush began. Horse
mules, bicycles, wagons, buggies and
vehicles dashed across the line and
disappeared in a whirlwind of dust
and confusion. No accidents occurred
at this starting place. Hundreds of
women started and exhibited the same
amount of enthusiasm as the men.
What the result of it all will be can
only be determined by time. Certain
it is that out of the thousands who
started from all points of the compass
only a few will secure homes and mat-
ters will be doubly complicated by fil-
ings at Oklahoma City and (iuthrie.
Again, the law relating to fractional
lands along the Deep Fork will be a
fruitful source of litigation, and bad
blood is sure to be engendered by the
numerous claimants for the few claims.
Two townsite companies are con-
spicuous and have capital behind
them. One from Chandler lias for an
objective point a place half way be-
tween Chandler and Tecumseh and is
backed by prominent men from Chan
dler and Guthrie. The embryo town
is to be called "Kickapoo City."
The other is on the Choctaw, mid-
way between Shawnee and Choctaw
City, and is to be called "Olney." It
is intended as a rival to Shawnee and
is backed by Oklahoma City and Te-
The usual sooner cry has been
worked for all it is worth, but to just
what extent the game has been work-
ed is only a matter of conjecture
Certain it is that sooners will fare
roughly at the hands of honest set-
tlers if caught.
poin*. has been on the wane, but the
first li tiers held their places with a
do or die look of determination
stamped on their faces.
At precisely 12 m fun commenced.
M. L. Carlisle of this city was the first
man to face the pigeon hole aud at
12:02 he was the proud possessor of a
tiling on lots 7, 8, ie and 11, and south
one-half of the southwest one-quarter
of section .'1 in township 14 northeast.
Following Mr. Carlisle the entries
below were made.
Ed. P. Ryan lots 3, 4 and h hf ne qr
sec 15, 14 2 e at 12:2>i>
Thomas Craddock lots 1 and 2 and s
hf nw qr sec 14, 14 2 e at 12:4.
J. 11. Fear soldiers declaratory lots
0, 10 s hf se qr sec 28, 14 1 e at 12:5.
A. 11. Trumbull lots 3, 4, 18 and 19
sw qr sec 30, 14 1 e at 12:9,
P. F. Smith lots 10, 13 and s hf sw
qr sec 9, 14 2 e at 12:11.
J. H. Collins lots 0 and 7 sec 15,14 3
Mabel E. Laycock lots 4, 0, 7 and se
qr sec 11, 14 1 e at 12:40.
Cora Stephens lots 1, 7 and 8 ne qr
sec 28, 14 1 e at 12:43.
Eight homestead entries and one
soldier's declaratory were made. Fif-
teen applications were rejected on ac-
count of informalities and disqualifi-
During the filings an effort was
made to break the line and a free-for-
all fight was indulged in, but to no
jffect. The land office officials had
matters under perfect control and the
line as originally formed faced the
counter in regular rotation. The local
office is to be congratulated on the
despatch and neatness with which the
business was conducted and the fair-
ness to all applicants.
I mmt'iiso Crowd* 111 Line at tin* Land
Oklahoma. City, May 23.—[Special ]
At the Oklahoma City land office by
9 o'clock this morning there were two
people in line for every claim in the
Kickapoo lands. It is a mixed crowd
of women and men, and general con-
Teamsters returning from the Kick-
apoo line report twenty men to every
The train went out this morning
loaded with boomers for the new
A BIG PISH NET.
Ilenry L. Brown, of Uuy Shore, more hazardous than his fellows among the Great South
Buy fishermen and tired of tha small cutcbes In those waters with the conventional stake pound
net. has contrived a Klgantic fish trap, supported by buoys, which ho propose* to set In the
ocean two or three miles oft Klre Island. At one haul he < xpoets to load a Rood sized steam- r
with the different kinds of fish caught In that vicinity, and. anticipating that the New York
market will bo easily drugged, he Is making arrangements to supply Boston ami Philadelphia.
Mr Brown's plan is to hold hi.s trap, which is not unlike the ordinary tlsh pound in place l-y
anchors and buoys. It is made of IH thread twine, and Is roped by 21 by -M thread rope, unusually
Some Inquiries as to the Reason of
DILI GOD OR MAN CREATE HIM?
An Ingernolllau i MtechlHin oil This In
p riant Subject by a New Interlo-
cutor Who (JuentloiiM Home
Widely Accepted Bib-
lical Theories an
(icuer.il Incapacity of the Interior Depart-
ment In the Opening.
As soon as the proclamation had
been issued inquiry was made as to the
tract books and the allotment records.
The interior department in answer to
inquiries telegraphed to Messrs. Ross
of Oklahoma City and Corbett of this
city that Moses Neal, who had just
been appointed to a position in the
Cheyenne country and who had made
the allotments for the Kickapoos, had
the records desired. Mr. Ross and
Chief Clerk Seareey of this office pro-
cured rigs and drove for three
days in search of Neal and
when,sunburntane travel so e,they
reached him, they found that the pa-
pers were all in Washington, and that
he had a receipt for them, dated some
six months ago. More telegrams were
poured into Washington, with the re-
sult that the documents were found
right under Hoke Smith's nose. It be-
ing too late to get them here today
the officers were obliged to suspend
nearly all the filings offered. This
opening is on a par with all the work
done by the interior department and
is a farce of huge dimensions. Hoke
Smith, who is not a general favorite
in this territory, by reason of his vast
robberies in the strip, comes in for
curses and objurgations on all sides.
Lute Advices from Varloim 1'ulnts Show
Telegrams just received from Okla-
homa Citj and other points show that
the entire reservation swarmed with
sooners, there being from five to ten
illegal settlers to every quarter. No
effort was made to keep them out, and
the woods are full of them. Honest
settlers are left, as usual.
RUNNING BEHIND EVERYWHERE.
GUTHRIE LAND OFFICE.
'Kiclllng Scene* In the Squabble lor First
All this morning the line which was
formed Sunday night and augmented
since was the source of interest and
amusement to Hie crowd. Since it
was definitely learned that only the
tractions along the Deep Fork could
be filed on here and that the entry-
man would have to make a time race
against the settlers, who only had to
step across the line, interest at this
Department ol .fustIce In Arrears of Pay
With Its Officers.
Washington, May 23.—i Special.]
John M. Hale, chief clerk for United
States Marshal Nix, of Oklahoma, is
here looking after some accounts.
The department of justice is many
thousands of dollars behind in pay-
ments of accounts, including mar-
shals' fees in Oklahoma, and as about
all the money appropriated has been
expended, there is a grand rush to get
what little is left.
It was stated at the department
that the aoeounta for many «>f the
western judicial districts are in ar-
rears, and in all such cases there
would be delay in payments until con-
gress could appropriate additional
Kthcl Knew 'Km of Old.
"Who are these anarchist people?
"Why, they want everything every
body else has got and they never wasli
theirselves," returned Johnny.
•'Ohl I see. They is the little boy*
growed UDl"srHame Visitor.
Des Moinks, Iowa, May 23.—Editor
State Capital: In your last week's
paper I noticed the query, "Who made
the devil and what was he made for?"
As this week's State Capital appears
to be devoted to the devil, I have a
few items I wish to jot down for those
who have a taste f )r devilish reading.
It was always a question that greatly
perplexed me, when a boy, why Ood
should create the devil. I never could
see it in any other light than an egre-
gious blunder. Why should an. infin-
itely good being create an infinitely
bad being? Why did not the Creator
•«ake all of his creatures perfect?
Why did he not save them from being
lost? Why was the devil made so
much stronger and wiser than man?
If Adam had only been made a great
deal stronger and the devil less seduc-
tive the human race might have had a
glorious and brilliant career. If satan
was great it was not won by his own
powers; he had greatness thrust upon
him. Let us be just. Let us give the
devil his due. The Creator made both
man and devil, knowing just what
would and must come to pass—anil He
did it all for His own glory. He also
ade hell for his own £,l°ry. Surely
the Lord's ways are not our ways, for
no Modoc Indian would entertain such
a design against his children, no mat-
ter how bad they might be nor how
iciftus his own nature. We cannot
think of a Creator without seeing that
He, as the author of all things, is re-
sponsible for good and evil, for right
and wrong, for ignorance and knowl-
edge, for truth and error. Adam knew
good and evil without eating of the
tree of knowledge. He had a brain,
and his thoughts were imperfect;
sometimes they were relatively correct,
and then again they were wholly
wrong. This was knowing good and
evil; therefore he knew good and evil
without eating of the forbidden fruit.
The tree of knowledge is a very
childish story. Knowledge does not
grow on trees, nor does much of it
exist in heads which entertain such
fables as a divine revelation. It seems
that the devil knew more about the
nature of man, and what would result
from his eating the fruit of the tree
of knowledge than (Jod did. Jehovah
told Adam in plain terms that if they
ate of the fruit of that tree they
would die that very day. The devil
told Eve they would do no such thing,
but on the contrary it would be a great
blessing to them. Ood told Adam just
that which did not happen. The deyil
told Eve just what would happen. The
devil said: "For God doth know that
in the day ye eat thereof, then your
eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be
as gods, knowing good and evil. Ye
hall not surely die."
The devil gave it straight and Ood
made a mistake, to say the least. The
devil was in reality not the euemy but
the friend of man. He spoke words of
truth and encouragement to Adam at
a time when he needed good counsel
In the book of Job we have the sec-
ond account of the devil, where he ap-
pears under the title of satan. Now
while it must be admitted that the
devil does not show up to as great ad-
vantage in this fable as he does in
that relating to the tree of
knowledge, yet we should not
jump to our conclusions. Let us re
view this Job story. We are surprised
at the dignified manner of satan. II
walks in with lordly airs among the
sons of Ood. No one present said to
him, "Oet out of here." We hardly
know how to understand such fatnil
iarity possible between the sons of
Ood and satan If, however, the sons
of Ood in those days were no better
than the sons of Ood arc in these, it is
not In the least surprising that satan
should conduct himself as well as the
best of theui. Hut why did Ood per-
mit him to do these cruel wrongs to
Job? Satan did not come there, so
far as we see, to work any temptation.
N OUT Highest of all in 1 eavening Power.— Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Every Brickyard in Chicago Tied Up
and a Bitter Fight On.
SCHOOL ('Ilil.bKKN AMtiltY.
I lie Little Ones, Kara*
Out of a Nlcltel, Mi-
ll at ltelng Swindled
ait Window* aud
It was (Jod who set up the temptation
before satan. lie began by asking
satan what he thought of Job. What
mattered it what his opinion might
be? If Ood knew Job to be a perfect
man he ought to have protected him
from all evil. Yet he did nothing of
the kind, but on the contrary, clothed
satan with power of destroying his
eattle and children, and afflicting him
with tormenting boils. We see, then,
that it is not satan who is responsible
for the suffering of the patient man,
but Ood himself, who first shows re-
spect to satan's presence and his opin-
ions, then gives him power by which
he does a monstrous wrong to a good
man and his family. If satan's part
is bad, God's is worse. He is the
author o! all of Job's miseries. Aftc
Job sutfers a long time from bodily
sores aud miserable comforters, satan
vanishes from the scene in a very ob-
scure way, and God blessed Job with
twice as much as he had before. He
became father of seven sons and three
daughters, the same number of sons
and daughters that was murdered by
satan, instigated by (Jed. Supposing
all these a gift from Ood as damages
sustained by Job at the hands of satan
through the instigation of Ood, yet
they could not assuage his grief for
the loved cues ruthlessly torn from
his embrace. It is easy to see that
this story is nothing but an oriental
tale, a myth. It is wanting not only
in fact, but it teaches very bad morals.
There is nothing ennobling in it. It
is all so horrible that the after-
thought of more sheep, more camels,
more oxen and more asses, as a com-
pensation, is an insufficient patch to
cover the unqualified wrongs done to
the man of Uz.
When the Jews were carried cap-
tives to Habylon, they came into im-
mediate contact with a people, the
Persians, who believed in a good being
and a bad one. Ormazd was their
good god and Ahriman their devil.
During their seventy years' captivity
it could not be otherwise than that
the enslaved people should imbibe
some of the customs and beliefs of
their masters. After the Habylonian
exile the doctrine of a devil became a
part df the Jewish belief) and t he evil
spirit was termed satan, as he was the
foe of Ood. In 1st Chronicles, twenty-
first chapter and first verse, there is a
circumstance related in which sa-
tan is the principal agent. The
words are: "And satan stood
up against Israel and provoked
David to number Israel. Now the
book of Chronicles being written after
the captivity it was quite natural that
the writer should consider and desig-
nate the enemy of Ood, the devil or
satan, but the same event is mention-
ed in another of the Jewish books
written before the captivity, and the
temptation of David is referred to en-
tirely another being. And again the
anger of the Lord was kindled against
Israel and moved David against them,
to say, "go number Isreal and Judah."
Thus in the earlier books the affair is
attributed in the Lord, but in the
books written after the Jewish con-
nection with the Chaldeans and Rus-
sians satan is blamed for the same act,
this, beyond doubt, proves the source
of the Christian superstition respect-
ing the devil.
The devil is an expensive luxury of
Chicago, May 23.—A general strike
of briekmakers was declared last night
and every brickyard in Chicago was
tied up to-day. The light is expected
to be bitter and trouble is anticipated
by the police. A strike has been in
force in several of the yards for two
weeks,the demandsof the men for high-
er wages being refused, and the brick-
makers' alliance yesterday decided to
order n general strike to force conces-
sions by the manufacturers. The lat-
ter declare they will operate several
yards on the north side with non-union
men. and the yards specified were sur-
rounded this forenoon by crowds of
strikers determined that no work
should be done until the wage ques-
tion should be settled. The strikers
reported at noon that about 2,500 men
were out and that only a few non-
union men could be secured by the
manufacturers. A mass meeting of
strikers was held this afternoon and
an effort*will probably be made to call
sympathetic strikes in the other build-
School Children Angry.
Nkw York. May 23.—Eight hundred
east side school children, enraged
over being swindled out of .1 cents
each, tore the interior decorations of
the new Henry hall to pieces, ripped
up the stage in the hull, broke every
window in thCplace, wrecked chairs
and did other damage amount-
ing in all to about 8300. Flat-
tering circulars had been distributed,
announcing a "grand bijou entertain-
ment" and promising every child a
handsome present free. Instead of the
elaborate presents each child, as he or
she entered the hull, received a brass
ring of the sort that comes in penny
chewing gum packages, and the young-
sters were angry. A number of arrests
were made as the result of the dis-
turbance. _ ..
NOT YET AT PEACE.
Tlie Kiks Convention at BwlTalo Virtually In
Control of the .in stow it Faction.
Ri kkalo, N. V.. May 23.—The peace
convention of the Elks ended with yes-
terday's session. The expectation that
the two warring factions would be
brought together by the conference
was only in a measure fulfilled, aud
time only will show whether the
action taken will end in one
grand organization or not. One
result of the peace convention has
been to strengthen the Jamestown fac-
tion and correspondingly weaken the
other, as nearly all the Atlantic City
lodges represented in the conference
have joined hands with the Jamestown
faction. With this as a nucleus the
larger body hopes gradually to gather
in a majority of the opposing lodges.
The conference then adjourned and
the grand lodge met and elected officers
as follows: Grand exalted ruler,
Meade D. Detwiler, Harrisburg. l'a.;
grand treasurer, El ward S. Orris, of
Meadville, I'a.; grand secretary, Clate
A. Smith, of Youngstown, <>.; grand-
esteemed leading knight, J. A. Mc-
llcnry, of Cumberland, Md.; grand es-
teemed loyal knight, Hunter A. Cray-
croft, of Dallas, Tex.; grand
esteemed lecturing knight, John
A. El linger, of Washington; grand
titan, Charles M. Itedell, of
Syracuse, N. Y.; grand esquire, II. E.
Butt, Jr., of Portsmouth, Va.; grand
inner guard, George I*. Cronk, of Oma-
ha. Neb.; grand chaplain, Simon Quin-
lan, of Chicago; trustees, George W.
Parker, of St. Louis, Mo., James W.
Newman, of Portsmouth, o., and John
,T. Hush, of Lansing, Mich. It was de-
cided to hold the next convention in
Rochester from July 13 to is.
(■HAND I.Olto F. OFFICER*.
Kaniaa Knlglitaof |>ythla* Hold Their An-
Ht'TciiiNflON, Kan., May 23.— The
grand lodge of the Knights of Pythias,
in session here, elected the following
officers for the ensuing year: Grand
chancellor, 11. L. Alden, of Kansas
City; grand vice chancellor, K. M. Mc-
Gonigal, of Colby; grand prelate, W.
A. S. Hird, ofTopeka; grand keeper of
records and seal, Otis J. Neubert, of
Kansas City; grand master of ex-
chequer. F. S. Larabee, of Stafford.
The report of Ous J. Neubert, G. K.
of K. uud S., shows that the number of
active lodges in the state December 81,
1804, was 240; for the corresponding
time year before, 240 lodges. Thei
were 1,080 initiated into the order dur-
ing the year, 224 were reinstated and
2.* r admitted by card, the total be-
ing l,.rM . The aggregate amount
expended for relief for the
year was 812,010.80. Current ex-
penses of lodges, $40,121.70. The as-
sets of lodges December 31, 1804, which
includes cash on hand, value of real
estate and lodge paraphernalia, was
#10,047.12. The report of Rank S. La
bee, the grand master of the exchequer,
sin.ws that there were $13,088 to
ponded for grand lot}go purposes dur-
ing the year.
14 \NSAS t HO I'M.
The Pant Week Hard on Crops Corn Orow.
Inir Slowly Irrigated Crops In (iootl Con-
Topkka, Kan., May 23.—The Kenan?
weather crop bulletin for the week
ended the 2Cth says: In the eastern
division corn is growing slowly; wheat
headed short, with no improvement In
condition; oats, grass aud flax need
rain very much; fruit is still holding
its own. Gardens and potatoes are
making some progress. Frosts have
nipped corn and vegetables in locali-
ties even as far south as Coffeyville.
Iu the middle division it has been a
hard week on crops, the conditions be-
ing continuously unfavorable—frosts,
dry weather and sudden changes in the
temperature, with much wind, doiug
the work. Corn is still the best crop,
though cut-worms have damaged it
In the western division all irrigated
crops are in tiue condition, but the un-
irrigated are growing poorly or retro-
grading. Alfalfa is the best crop in
division and tlie first crop is now
being harvested in the southern coun-
ties and is nearly ready for harvesting
I (H l! l U N
I I Hill1
A >1 iHHonri I i
.itMeft WS.500 hy the
Warrensruko, Mo., May 23.—'Ti
confidence men, one representing him-
self as a Sedalia banker, came h
yesterday and told ( apt. S. II. Tag-
gart, a wealthy farmer, that they wen
chase of the
the church. It costs millions of dol- j looking for good land. The three en-
lars annually for preaching against
the devil. Even if there is less said
derogatory to his satanic mayestv
nowsdays, yet it costs just as much
and more too, for drawing it mild than
it did formerly for describing the
split hoof, horns and spear headed tail,
notwithstanding the fact ti-at the
people want less devil and more bread
and meat. Yet they aiust have some
devil. Hence the church clings to its
devil idol with which to scare the peo-
ple. To give up the devil is to break
up house keeping all around. If there
be no devil then there is no hell, and
if no hell there is no salvation; and if
no salvation there is no need of preach-
ing; and no preach no pay. One word
more in conclusion. As the horrid
doctrine of witchcraft, under the light
of advancing knowledge, has had to
ret."re into the background of oblivion,
as the puritan doctrine of infant
damnation has been relegated to the
limbo of forget,fulness; as hell's fire
has burned to ashes and the ashes be-
come cold, so to is the doctrine of a
personal devil retreating from the
minds of all sensible people.
A. C. Wort.
Des Moines, Iowa.
Undeterred by the righteous fate
that has overtaken the promiscuous
crop of "Hills," "Kids" and other bad
men of the Indian Territory a new in-
voice of terrors has put in an appear-
ance near Bragg and the Muskogee
Phoenix says thev are threatening
angement for the pur-
hitter's farm, each to
put up $8,500. Taggert drew the
amount from the bank. The two
men deposited a like amount and
the two sums were placed in a tin bo?
which was given to Taggart. Th
men were to return by noon to-day t(
finish the deal, or the entire sum wai
to belong to Taggart. The men then
disappeared and have not since been
heard of. The box was opened this
morning and contained nothing.
Collin*. Mo., Suffers hy Eire.
collins, Mo., May 23. Five business
houses, including a hotel and a large
hardware and implement store, were
burned here this morning. It was
thought to be the work of an in
diary. The entire loss will be about
$12,000. with a small amount of
A Ciraln Elevator Horned.
ICmwdota, 111 . May 18 The graft
elevator at Maiden, owned by Jamei
11. Dole & Co., of Chicago, was de
stroyed by fire early yesterday morn
lug. The loss, including the grain on
hand, which is ruined, is about 910,000.
A number of firemen had a close call
for their lives by reason of the expl<
sion of an adjoining oil tank. One en
of the tank, weighing several hundred
tons, was blown into the uir, landing
loo feet distant.
The lloili*'* or the t lntuihem Ml«t«.r Keeov-
Mo.. May 23. The bodies of
Chambers girls, drowned in
• tiri river at Hartlctt, la.,
some ten days ago, have been found.
The body of Charlotte, aged 17, was
aught by Dan Ellishirc. a fisherman,
in his fish net, two or three days ago,
and the body of the 10-year old girl
aught about 30 miles south (>f
here. The girls were very mysteri-
usly drowned, but their friends think
I was a ease of suicide on the part of
he older girl, and that she drew the
younger in with her purposely. Char-
lotte's clothing was found securely
pinned together near the knees and
the sleeves of her dress were securely
pinned to her shoulders, indicating
ither that she had thus secured them
herself to avoid involuntary escaping
death when she should make the fatal
jap into the water, or else that foul
pluy was had with her and that her
■lothes were sit pinned by some one to
leceive others and to conceal their
Kansas Y. I'. M. ('. E.
Wichita, Kan.. May 23.—The eighth
annuul convention of the Kansas
Christian Endeavor union will begin
ire Thursday and the sessions will
mtinue up to and including Sunday.
It is confidently predicted by the local
intertainment committee that the con-
tention will bring together the largest
body of people ever assembled iu Kan-
i. Hundreds of delegates will arrive
the evening trains and by Thursday
night the hotels ami boarding houses
will be taxed to the limit.
Hanna* OrugglntH Elec t Olllcers.
Lkavknwokth, Kan., May 23.—The
druggists who are attending the an-
nual meeting of the state Pharmu-
•utical association elected officers this
morning as follows: President, J. W.
Hurst, of Newton; vice presidents, W.
J. Evans, of lola, and Ed C. Fritsehe,
of Leavenworth; secretary, Mrs. M. O.
Miner, of Hiawatha; assistant secre-
tary, Fred McDonald, of Topeka; treas-
urer, II. W. Spangler, of Perry;
librarian. Prof. L. A. Sayre, of Law-
A War on WlnUeld Drugglats.
WINFIKLI), Kan., May 23.—The war
of the prohibitionists is being pushed
with vigor at the present time, but in-
stead of the jointist it is the druggist.
The application of one of the oldest
druggists iu the city was refused a few-
days since after a haVd tight in which
the best legal talent in the city took
part and the prohibitionists now an-
nounce that they will resist the appli-
cations of all druggists in the county
from this on.
f the Pc
San Fkancisco, May 23.—A terrific
i port aud concussion which was dis-
linctly felt all through the city and at
(owns around the bay for a distance of
10 miles was at tirst believed to have
•ecu caused by an earthquake, but
proved to be an explosion in the nitro-
glycerine and mixing houses, store
house and gun cotton departments
of the California powder works
at Piuola, across the bay. The
crew of the glycerine house, four
in number, and the foreman of
the mixing house were all killed, as
were nine Chinese working in the lat-
ter department. The explosion oc-
curred in the nitro-glyceriuc house,
and was probably caused by the Chi-
nese dropping a can of the explosive.
The cause cannot be definitely ascer-
tained, however, as all connected with
the building are dead. There were
200 Chinese in the adjacent mixing
room, and at the sound of the ex-
plosion all ran and the major-
ity escaped. The force of the
explosion was tremendous. Huge trees
were thrown into the bay, a distance
of 'i mile, and nitro-glycerine tanks
weighing a ton each are now lying 500
yards distant from the scene. Toes,
hands, legs and other parts of the
mutilated remains of the dead are scat-
tered along the road for a mile. The
nitro-glycerine house went up, then
the mixing store house and gun cot-
ton iu tlie premises followed. The
nitro-glycerine house, of which not a
tige remains, was a three-story
frame structure 200x.r 0 feet It con-
tained 8,000 pounds of nitro-glycerine
and 2,000 pounds of Hercules powder.
THE INCOME TAX.
The Effect of Its Oeelalnn Upon the lle -
Washington, May 23.—The income
tax decision, its effect upon the rev-
enues and the probabilities of an extra
f congress to provide means for sup-
plying the deficit were the chief sub-
jects of discussion in official and polit-
ical circles yesterday. Senator Mor-
gan, of Alabama, one of the ablest
constitutional lawyers in the sen-
nte, said the decision leaves the
taxing powers of the government iu a
state of wreck. It will require a long
time to gather up the fragments. Prin-
ciples of taxation which were consid-
ered well settled are torn up by this
"How will the question come up in
"In connection with the question of
refunding the 875,000already collected,
and the refund of the cotton, whisky,
beer and tobacco taxes. All these
taxes are as tnuch direct taxes as the
tax on personality and as unconstitu-
tional according to Monday's decision
of the uupreme court."
Senator Faulkner, of West Virginia,
said he thought there was no danger
of an extra session, lie added: "Even
with this loss of income there is a com-
fortable condition of the treasury. It
has to-day $00,000,000 surplus in addi-
tion to the gold surplus, and I am sure
that will be sufficient to last until the
meeting of congress."
Oettlnt? at the Figure*.
Jimmieboy is studying arithmetic
and has done very well so far. Tha
other day his father took him in his
lap. and giving him a squeeze, said:
Dear little boy. < v. i
much I love you.
• Yes. I do." paid J;"
you two million i;oU
weigh three times a«
you love me three t.ut
do vou That's six
as I do. so
mueli as I
Harper ^ uung l't
e emancipated n« .ui
ng the club.
ere," said she to the <
roll of bills and loi
afe for me."
on are very cautions
id a corn-
's. My husband ha* : otten into
vay of going througu my bloom-
vhetn I am asleep, and 1 have to
I you America
ilnlil|t w mm Right.
It is well enough for
to joke about us En-
glishmen never being able to appreci-
ate one of your jokes, ltut I smile; for I
can retaliate that I have never met an
American who could understand one of
:iave us.there! -Life
Fort Scott, Kan.
Toles, of Pittsburg,
citizens and committing depredations probably fatally
in the same manner as their prede-1
cessors, who were reformed by injec-
tions of shot gun serum. The author-
ities are advit-ed to extend this never
failing cure to all these candidates for
Dick Turpin honors. It is of no use to |
give a mad deg any show whatever. |
t Fort Scott.
ius shot twice and
ounded by John
jn the street at 2
ll, of tllih
o'clock this morning. They were re-
turning home from a dance and, so far
as can be learned, there was no provo-
cation for the shooting. Hraneli sur-
rendered to the police and will say
'Von fettppe Death
Vienna, May 23.— Franz vou Supp^
one of the most popular of light opera
composers, the author of "Boccaccio"
and "Fatlnltza," died here last even- ju
ing. He had been ill a long time.
• Washington, May 22. Yesterday
statement of the condition of the treas- J ;lrt! pro
ury shows available cash balance, 1183,• | to bear upon emigre
OW5,b48; gold reserve 807,100,277. . of the next session.
Kan., May 23.—Gov. Morrill
this morning issued an order removing
William Kodgers from the board of re-
gents of the state university in accord-
ance with the report of the legislative
commi tec appointed to investigate
the charges preferred by Cyrus Le-
Xo sliver Action hy lowa'a Federation.
Otti'MWA, la., May 2 >. At the meet-
ing the of state federation of labor u res-
olution for the free coinage of silver at
10 to 1, although advocated for hours
by many delegates, was laid on the
table and the matter referred back to
the various unions.
,11 way postal
: their salurh
■ them incren
lerks are trying to
fixed by law and tit
d at the same time,
have u thoroughly organized
ent on foot for this purpose and
paring to bring strong pressure
at the opening
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