The Daily Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 145, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 6, 1897 Page: 1 of 4
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THE FIRST PAPER PUBLISHED IN OKLAHOMA.
GHJTHltlE, OKLAHOMA, OCTOliEll <i, 18!)7.
W EDN ESDAY EVENING.
CRISIS HAS COME.
Qovernor Barnes Investigation to Be
Settled By the President.
IT IS OF GREAT MOMENT.
If lie It* E*one nted. Furford Will lie
Chief Justice and Orput Marshal-If
He In Not, Tlieu Strang •>«■ Grimes
Will Keeelve the Appointment*.
Washington, I).C.,Oet. 0.—[Special. J
Oklahoma candidates for office are in
a high state of anxiety, Before the
president left the city for New Eng-
land he requested Perkins, the secre-
tary of the republican natioDal com-
mittee, to investigate the charges
against Gov. Barnes and report the
facts upon his return. On this report
hinge Oklahoma appointments. If
Karnes is exonerated Burford will be
appointed chief justice and Orput mar-
shal. If the report is adverse to
Barnes Grimes will l^e appointed mar-
shal, Strang chief justice, and Hainer
I am i'formed that the report ex-
onerates Barnes, but recommends, for
the sake of harmony, that the Flynn
faction be taken care of; that the pat
ronage be taken out of the hands of
the governor and divided equally be-
tween both factions.
IS TO HE S ILD.
A Special Inspector CJlveu Power to Din-
pose of the Klectrlc Light Plant.
Washington, Oct. 0.— [Special] —
Eckels has telegraphed Watts to be
in Guthrie by the 12th inst., and ar-
range for the sale of the electric plant.
He will give him authority to sell the
plant either at public auction or at
private sale as he may think advis-
The facts as to the operations of the
plant will be made known before the
sale. The comptroller has not had
time to examine Watts' report yet.
Will wire the facts tomorrow.
PRAIKIE (IN FIRE.
RANSOM PAINE STILL THERE.
Jtulge (irflxn Sees llie Pre l(l nt, Who Ke-
fer* til in to McKennit.
Washington, Oct. tt.—|Speeial.]—
l'ayne returned to Washington from
Newport, Ky., today and saw the
president, but failed to get a satisfac-
tory interview. The president made
an appointment for an extended con-
ference tomorrow morning.
Judge (ireen also saw the president,
who referred him to the attorney gen-
eral, saying he had charge of the chief
justiceship. Green will see Mclvenna
MORE LAND CASES.
The Secretary of the Interior Hands
Down a Number of Decisions
SEVERAL REVIEWS ASKED.
The « Passed Upou Are Crissman vs
Hoiviird, Nitinuel OraliHin vs. J. W
Ltd ford, Sydna llHiuler vs. Sarah
E. Doyle and Others.
There Are 46G Cases Ready for the
Federal Supreme Court to Hear.
THE IRRIGATION CONGRESS.
Assistant Commissioner licit Tells of the
Work of the Convention and Snys It
Will Hear Fruit In ComlUK
Pain Was Maddening and Hope
Had Been Abandoned - Wonder-
ful Results of Purifying the Blood.
" A very severe pain came In my left
knee, which grew worse and worse, and
finally a sore broke out above the knee.
It discharged a great deal and the pain
from my thigh down was maddening.
Large, hard, purple spots appeared on my
leg. I suffered in this way for years,
and gave up all hope of ever being cured.
My wife was reading of a ease like mine
cured by llood's Sarsapnr ilia, and she are now 4tttt casus on the docket as
advised me to try it. I began taking it
and when 1 had used a few bottles I
found relief from my Buffering. Oh,
how thankful I am for this relief ! I am
stronger than I have ever been in my life.
1 am in the best of health, have a good
appetite and am a new man altogether."
J. P. Moors, Lisbon Falls, Maine.
Is the best—In fact the One True Blood Purifier-
Washington, Oct. tt. The October
term of the United States supreme
court will begin next Monday. The
Hood's Pills euro all liver ills. i!5 cents.
III* Portion «>r the Cherokee Country Is
Swept lly a Blaze.
Siloamk Springs, Ark , Oct. 6.—
[Special |—A destructive prairie tire
broke out in the Indian territory at an
early hour this morning near here aud
lias been raging all day. The ti irnes
are eating everything before them
and the loss already amounts to many
thousands of dollars. Owing to the
large area of country covered it is im-
possi ble to arrive at a definite estimate
of the property consumed.
It will be several days before the
run force of the flames are spent, un-
less rain falls immediately. So dense
is the smoke here tonight that the
western horizon is as dark as a bauk
of rain clouds. The excessive heat
and dry weather of the past few days,
which has parched the praries and
dried up the grass is responsible for
the tire. No such drought has ever
been experienced in the Indian coun-
try and not a drop of rain has fallen
there in more than eight weeks, and
in many instances the earth has crack-
ed open, leaving crevices wide enough
to admit a team of horses.
There is great apprehension for the
safety of the border towns, and thous-
ands of lives are in danger, for if the
tlames should communicate to the
drought stricken region of this state,
the destruction of life ami property in
the thickly settled portion would be
terrible. The tlames are destroying
hundreds of tons *f prairie hay, and
the damage thus wrought will repre-
sent the greater bulk of the ptoperty
damage. It is feared, however that
great loss of life has already resulted,
as t he Indians'homes are. poorly pro-
tected and offer no resistance what-
ever to the flames.
DKIir HAS A NKW PLAN.
He Will Undertake to Bnlld 75 Miles of
Kmlroitd in Tennessee.
Chicago, Oct 0. —Railroad building
has been selected bv Eugene V. Debs
us the first great industrial project to
be undertaken by the Social Democra-
cy of America. lie has sought for the
privilege of constructing a railroad in
Tennessee, and if his preliminary plans
meet with favor the work will be
launched next month. The city of
Nashville will receive a formal prop-
osition from the social democracy
to build a 75-mile road from Nashville
to Lebanon, which will be turned over
to the city of Nashville for a nominal
consideration. Labor for the building
and operating of the railroad will be
furnished by the social democracy, and
it is intended that the road be main-
tained under the methods set forth by
the advocates of public ownership of
A Kansas City Gambler's Crime.
Kansas City. Mo., Oct. tt. Edward
Washington, Oct. tt.—|Special from
The State Capital Bureau. 610 Four-
teenth St. N. W.]—A number of de
cisions in contested land cases in Ok
lahoma territory were handed down
today by the interior department.
They are as follows:
In the ease of Crissman vs. Howard
et al., which was a controversy over
the sw qr of sec 1, tp 28 n, r 2 w, Perry
land district, Oklahoma territory,
which was before the department upon
motion for review filed by Blanche E.
Crissman of the departmental decision
of September 2, 1807, the secretary de-
nies the motion and the papers in the
case are ordered to be returned.
The record shows that on October 0
1893, William Howard made homestead
entry of the north one-half of the said
quartt r section and that thereafter on
October 13, 1803, Eindalde Pickard
made homestead entry for the south
one fourth of the same section. These
two entries were conttsted by Blanche
E. Crissman, who filed aflidavit of con-
test against the entry alleging prior
settlement. A hearing was had at the
local oflice on April 32, 1895, which
rendered a decision sustaining these
entries aud recommending the dis-
missal of the contest. Upon appeal to
the general laud oflice the decision of
the local office was afliriued. Later on
the decision of the department affirm-
ed the findings of both the local office
and the general land office. The case
was brought to the attention of the
department on motion for review and
the facts considered in detail, but no
sufficient grounds were discovered
other than those passed upon hitherto
by the lower courts, aud the motion
has accordingly been denied.
The petition for review of the de-
partmental decision filed by Samuel
Oraham against the homestead entry
of J. W. Ledford, involving the west
half of the sw qr and lots 3 and 4 of
sec 15, aud lot 1 of sec 22, tp 10 n, r 4
e, Oklahoma land district, is denied
by the secretary. It seems from the
record in this case that on September
23. 1801, Samuel Oraham filed his sol-
dier's declaratory statement for the
above described land. On Oct. 14,
1893, more than two years after said
filing, J. W. Ledford filed his aflidavit
of contest against the entry, alleging
"that said entry was obtained illegal-
ly. for the reason that the entryman,
Samuel Graham, occupied said land
by an agent (his wife) prior to noon of
Sept. 22, 1891, and subsequently to
Sept. 18 1891, and that said land was
selected for Graham by another party,
whose name could not be d scovered
by the affiant "
Upon a hearing the register and re-
ceiver recommended the cancellation
of the entry and on appeal to the gen-
eral land office the same decision was
affirmed. On further appeal the de-
partment on December 23, 1890, affirm-
ed that judgment also. The depart-
ment denied a motion for review and
on May 22, 1897, a motion for rehear-
ing was also denied. The case comes
before the department now on petition
by Graham for the exercise of super-
visory power, etc.
Thesectetary in disposing of this
"The rehearing so earnestly applied
for in this case would scarcely serve
the purpose of the entryman in view
of his own admission and those of his
The secretary has also denied the
motion for rehearing of the depart-
mental decision of June 17, 1897, tiled
by Sydna Bander against the home-
stead entry of Sarah E. Doyle involv-
ing the sw qr of sec 15, tp 11 n. r 2 e,
Oklahoma land district. In consider-
ing the motion no sufficient reason
could be found to warrant a rehearing
of the case and the papers were re-
No fruflicient reason appearing for
changing the decision of the land of-
fice, the secretary denies the motion
for review filed by .Jessie C. Livingston
againse the homestead entry of Joseph
and on June 30, 1896, the case was con-
sidered aud the conclusion reached,
both by the local officers and the gen-
eral land office, as to the fact that the
plaintiff had failed to establish prior-
ity of his settlement, was affirmed by
the department; but on the subject of
a division of the land between the
parties, the decision of the general
land office holding a division of the
land, was reversed and the contest
dismissed, and the eutry of the de-
fendant held intact.
The plaiutiff now asks for a new
trial ou the grounds of newly discov-* I
ered evidence. The department says 1
in refusing the motion for a new trial:
"It cannot be said that the plaintiff
made a prima facia showing as would
entitle him as a matter of right a re-
hearing." A motion for review of the
same case was also denied.
Washington, Oct. 6. — |Special.] —
The following pension was granted to-
day: Renewal, Henry C. Winchester,
against 016 at the beginning of the
October term in 1896, of which 88.S
came over from the last term and 8H
have been added during the court va-
cation. According to long usage the
first duty of the term will be an offi-
cial call upon the president if he is in
the city on Monday aud no other pub-
lic business will be transacted
on that day. Tuesday the argu
mentof cases on the regular docket
will begin, and the eases followed un
til the spcond Monday of the term, the
18th inst., when the court will take up
the hearing of cases advanced on the
docket and assigned for that date, of
which there are 19. Of the cases com-
ing over from the last term, 25 have
been argued or submitted to the court
aud any of them may he finally dis-
posed of on any Monday after the first
week of the term. Some of these cases
are of considerable importance, among
them being the Nebraska maximum
freight rate case, involving the right
of a state legislature to fix a freight
rate beyond which railroads eanuot go
in their charges.
The I rrijjiil ion Congress.
Washington, Oct. 6.—Assistant Com-
missioner Best, of the general land
office, who represented the interior de-
partment at the national irrigation
congress, at Lincoln, Neb., has re-
turned. He says the work of the con-
vention will bear fruit in coming leg-
islation and that congress, at its next
session, will be asked to pass an amend-
ment to the Carey law, giving states
larger control over their arid lands by
enabling them to pledge these lands
as security for their reclamation.
W INT A ItKHKARINtl.
The Sti ck Yards Case to He Taken llefore
•lud«e Satihorn nt M. Paul.
Topkka, Kan., Oct 6. Judge A. II.
Horton has served notice on Attornev-
, General Boyle that he will, on Thurs-
I day, apply to Judge Walter II. Sanborn,
of the United States court of appeals
. of St. Paul, for a rehearing of the
I stock yards case. He will ask Judge
Sanborn not to hear the case on an ap-
peal, but to hear all matters in issue
in the stock yards case, and to
go into the facts and the law
as thoroughly as though it had been
originally brought before him. Such
hearings are rarely asked, and still
more rarely grunted. Judge Sun ford
ranks directly above Judge Foster in
the federal judiciary. The owners ol
the stock yards have u right to ask
Judge foster for a rehearing. They
have no hope that he would grant it,
and still less that it would do them
any good if he should grant it. Their
only hope now is that the higher
courts will overrule him, and instead
of asking him to reopen the ease for a
new hearing, they will ask Judge San-
born to consider the evidence as it ap-
pears in the record made by George W,
Clark, the special master, make hit
own findings of facts, or have them
made, as best suits himself, and decide
the case as though it has never been
Slll<: DANCED TIM) OITKN.
A Chicago Woiivmii Criticised uml she Com-
mits Suicide Others (in I he Smiie Htmil.
Chicago, Oct. 6.—Another suicide
wave struck Chicago yesterday. Mrs. I
Cornelia Ambrose swallowed pari*
green because her husband said she
danced too often with an old admirer.
She is dead. Thomas Pipe, a horseman,
took his life with carbolic acid. He
was despondent over the loss of #800 of
which he was robbed by highwaymen.
Olave Hwaiison.ii widower, S7 years old,
jumped from a third story window. 11«
was despondent because of old age.
11 is left thigh was dislocated and he
was injured internally. George N.
Noltc rowed some distance out in the
lake and jumped into the water and
was drowned. He had been ill for
sometime. Mrs. Mary Seitz attempt-
ed to end her life by jumping into the
Lincoln park lagoon. She was rescued
but refused to give any reason for her
desire to end her life.
FKVKK NOl' SO HKIUOCS.
Only One Death at New Orleims uml En-
enumKinK Keports from All Points.
New Ohi.kans, Oct. 6. Twenty-two
new yellow fever cases were reported
yesterday and 1" up to noon to-day,
with one death since yesterday morn-
ing. The danger of an epidemic ifc
even farther away than heretofore.
At Mobile, Ala., the fever situation
is as much on the mend as in New Or-
leans, yesterday's record comprised
only seven new cases and a death.
At Vieksburg, Miss., fever excite-
ment is over, and there are no suspi-
cious cases. There was only one new
case at Mcllcnry yesterday. At Bilox
there were eleven new cases, but no
deaths. A week lias passed since
Ocean Springs had a new ease ami it im-
probable that as the resort was the
first point at which the plague ap-
peared, so it will be the first to be fret'
A Secret Society Formed to Fight the
Latter Day $aints-
A CLEl'.K COMMITS Sl'ICIDE.
He Hnvs h Can of Iteer ami Then lllows Ills
Hritlns Out A Doable Crime Flumes
In u Prison A Tritln Sci*eil
W i n n silo ho, S. C.. CM. 6. -The ac-
quittal of the farmers indicted for
"whitecapping" several Mormon elders
in this and adjoining counties and
charged with burning their church in
the county has already led to the
adoption of still harsher measures t<
rid the state of the missionaries. A
secret society has been formed to
make au organized tight on the
Mormons. The weak point in the
state's ease was the matter of
identification, the raiders being dis-
guised by their "white caps." The
growth of Mormonism in both North
and South Carolina within the last
year has been surprising. At the
Wake county superior court last
Thursday, ut Italcigh, the leading
magistrate of that county admitted on
the witness stand that he was a recent
convert to the Mormon faith. Other
leading county people have lately em-
braced the same religion.
A Clerk Commits Sulelde.
Sr. Lor is, Oct. 6. Budolph II. Fruhm,
a clerk in the general delivery depart-
ment of the St. Louis post oflice, com
mitted suicide at his home, 2240 She-
nandoah street, shortly before six
lock last night by shooting himself
in the right temple. Ile died instantly.
Fruhm prepared for the deed with
deliberation. He burned a will made
ntly and delivered au old one to
his daughter-in-law, one of the bene-
ficiaries. He then returned to his
home, bought a can of beer and, hav-
ing kissed his little children and his
wife good-by, went half way down the
stairs to be out of their sight, and fired
the bullet which went crashing into
I.li|imr Causes a Double Crime.
. Loi is, Oct. 6. During a quarrel
late last night George Pfeiffer, a
stenographer, shot his father-in-law,
Robert Delaney, through the head and
then killed himself. Delaney was 70
years old and had been in the habit of
coming home intoxicated and causing
trouble. Pfeiffer had not remonstrated
unduly with him because of his age.
Flumes iu n Canada Prison.
Toronto, Out., Oct. 6.- Fire started
yesterday afternoon in the dry kiln of
the broom factory of the central prison,
three-story structure to the west of
the main prison, and the 80 convicts
and their guards working there had
barely time to escape. The building
was destroyed with a loss of 850,000.
Trumps Sel/.e un Alton Truln.
Sphingfiki.I), 111., Oct. 0.- Forty
tramps held up a Chicago it Alton train
at Lincoln yesterday, and it was neces-
sary t«i call on the sheriff and his
deputies and the police to disperse
them. Several arrests were made and
the train releast d.
AN A HA N DON ED HEsEKV ATION.
HE Ills Til KICK wives.
GEN. BARTOLOME MASSO.
WIIO IS REPORTED TO I1AVia BEEN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF CITRA.
McElroy, a gambler, shot his wife and
then himself in their room at Wy-
andotte street at an early hour this
morning. He put two bullets in her
breast, one in her chin and one in her
right arm. Then he pressed the re-
volver to his own temple and fired
After all it is thought both will live.
Louis Summers, one o/ the early set-
tlers of western Missouri, died sud-
denly at the home of his son-in-law, II.
George, a few miles west of Excelsior
Springs Monday. He was born in
North Carolina in 1810. lie leaves nine
Lash, involving the se qr of sec 31, tp
27 n, r ft w, Enid land district, Okla-
In the case of Aurelius C. Ilall vs.
W. N Mitchell, which was a contro-
versy over the ne qr sec 11, twp 21, n r
2 e 1 n, at Perry, the secretary of the
interior denies the motion for a new
trial tiled by Hall. When this ease j now at the top.
was before the local office it was found
tha* Ball ha failed to show prior set-
tlement and recommended the dismis-
sal of the contest. On appeal to the
general land office it was found that it
did not satisfactorily appear which of
the two parties settled first and a di-
vision of tlie land was ordered. Both
parties appealed from this decision
GKAIN INSPECTION WAR.
J times Russell, of Kansas City, Mo., Ar-
rested at the Instance of liwiisas Author-
Kansas City, Kan., Oct 0.—A war-
rant was issued for the arrest of James
Russell, a private grain inspector of
Kansas City, Mo., charging him with
inspecting grain on Kansas territory
contrary to the Kansas state grain
inspection law. The arrest is the
first legal action taken in the
fight that is being made on the Kan-
sas state inspection. Several of the
grain commission firms in the Exchange
building have refused to accept the
Kansas inspection, claiming that the
inspectors were incompetent and the
grain not properly graded. It is
averred by grain men that many of the
inspectors hold their jobs by reason of
political influence while they are not
fit to examine grain and pass upou its
Killed us Her llnslt md Was.
St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 0.—Mrs. E.
Johnston, of Bolckow, met death in
the same manner and ut almost the
same spot as did her husband two
years ago. She was out driving when
the horse ran away. Mrs. Johnston
was thrown out, striking her head and
fracturing her skull, from the effects
of which she soon died.
Eanjftry's llu*h ii'l Goe« Insane.
London, Oct 6.—Edward Langtry,
former husband of Lily Langtry, the
actress, who recently obtained a di-
vorce from him in California, has been
found wandering in a demented con-
dition on the railway line near Ches-
ter and been sent to a lunatic asylum.
substantial and similar amendment
was offered in the last congress by Mr.
Herman, commissioner of the general
land offie.'. The principal work ac-
complished by the irrigation congress
was the passage of a resolution recom-
mending to congress the adoption of
this amendment; a recommendation
for the creation of a public land com-
mission to ascertain changes neces-
sary in public land laws to meet exist-
ing conditions in the arid west, and a
recommendation that the president re-
serve all the forest lands in the arid
region that are shown to be more valu-
able for timber than for agricultural
and mineral purposes in the interest
Scandalised l>y a s
Kt-cird uh it Polyfgaiulst.
Si.ATEIt, Mo.. Oct. tt. -About a fort
night ago a horse trainer who called
liimscli' li. F. I.'<<rgs arrive I here. Last
night J. K. Twyinan. constable
Armstrong, came after him, but lliggs
had just left town. His real name
is said to be Smith, and he is believed
to have three wives and two children
by the second, to whom
married in Leonard, Shelby county,
and who is now with her parents
in Armstrong. The first wife caun
from Illinois, and the third was Miss
Lola Kruse, of Armstrong. The third's
marriage to Smith was her second, her
first having been annulled because the
man to whom she had been married, a
commercial traveler named Greene,
had been a bigamist.
George Dixon Defeated.
San Fkancisco, Oct. 0.— Solly Smith,
of Los Angeles, was given the decision
over George Dixon, of Boston, in a '20-
round fight last night. The match
was virtually for the championship of
the feather-weight class, and Smith is
Kansas City, Mo., Oct Clearings
at the Kansas City banks during the
last nine months have been enormous.
The record, according to Bradstree||ai,
is 8:191,889,183. This is 827,ft30.641^Tn
excess of the corresponding period of
MISSOURI LAW HKINU TKHTKD.
Fight Over the .Maintenance of One School
in Two OifTerent Huildliii;*.
Montgomery City, Mo., Oct 6.—Can
the corporate school district of Mont-
jgomery City maintain one school in
two different buildings ami at the
same time be within the pale of the
law? This is the question that has
made the citizens of Montgomery City
warm since the filing of an alternative
writ of mandamus against the board
of education by John Best and J. A.
Bently to compel the board to main-
tain a grammar school in each of the
two buildings ami to divide the corpor-
ate district into two grammar school
wards. A hot legal fight on the tech-
nical points of Missouri's school law
makes this case one of unusual inter-
est, not only to the citizens here, but
to the citizens of over 75 or 100 towns
in Missouri where the public schools
are carried on as they are here.
Postponed by Yellow Ffver.
Topkka, Kan., Oct. 6. Gov. Leedy'
has received information that the
prison congress at Austin. Tex., for1
which ail of the western states have
appointed delegates, has been post-
poned from October to December 2 and |
ii inclusive, on account of yellow fever.
Temporary KestraInline Order Granted, i
O.maiia, Neb., Oct. 6. A special tt,
the Bee from Lincoln says: Judge!
M unger, of I he United States district (
court, granted the temporary resirain- '
ing order to prevent the enforcement •
of the law to regulate stock yards
nassed bv the last legislature.
a \ery I'lfly Cain.
Mkxico, Mo., Oct. 6. Thomas Cooley
Erst, a respected young man of this
county, to-morrow will be put on trial
here for bis life, being accused of rap-
ing his 12-year-old niece, little mother
less May Winn. The case is a very
ugly one. This because of the age and
relation of the alleged victim to the
accused. . ..
soldiers Prevented Trouble.
Washington, Oct. 6. -The Indian
agent at Tuskahoma, I. T., telegraphed
to the Indian bureau to-day that the
presence of troops had averted trouble
at the meeting of the Choctaw council
yesterday and that lie thought all the
danger was now over.
Money I'ounil In itn Old Shoe.
Hiawatha, Kan., Oct. 6.—-In clean-
ing up the Hoover house, an old shoe
was found containing 9150, undoubted-
ly the savings of Capt. and Mrs. Hoover,
who willed their property to the Hia-
"Powwow Pete," charged with steal-
ing a purse, was shot and killed at
South McAlester, I. T., while trying
to escape from tin- guards.
The ti. A. It. or Oklahoma Wituts to Secure
One for u Soldiers' Home.
Washinciton, Oct. 6. Attorney B. F.
Hainer, of Guthrie, Ok., who is here,
received a letter yesterday from M. L.
Mock, adjutant-general of the G. A. R.
of Oklahoma, asking his assistance in
securing the revocation of the order
for the sale of the abandoned military
reservation near Oklahoma City. The
G. A. li. of Oklahoma wants the reser-
vation set aside for :i soldiers' home,
and desires the postponement of the
sale until such time as congress may
have an opportunity to pass upon their
petition that the reservation be dedi-
cated to this purpose. The reserva-
tion comprises 4,500 acres of land
splendidly situated between Oklahoma
City and Klreno. Mr. Hainer called
upon the secretary of the interior, in !
reference to the matter, and was told j
that he would be given u formal hear-
KANSAS CITY « ELEII RAT IN ti.
Thousands ot Visitors Pouring Into the City
to Willie** lb.- : csllvtll«<s.
Kansas City, Mo.. Oct.6. Thousands
of visitors are pouring into the city from
every direction to attend the fail fes-
tivities connected with the annual ad- j ti
vent of Pallas Athene and her attend- , jM
ant priests. Carnival week proper
TO STOKE WATER.
Congressman McCormick's Plan to
11K WANTS B10 PONDS MADE
An Appropriation to He Demanded of Coil*
Hri'HH for the Purpose of Damming
Up SI renins in Western Kitusus,
Oklahoma and Nebraska.
Toi'kka. Kan., Oct. 6.—Congressman
IS". B. Mel ortnlck, of the Sixth district
will ask congress to pass a bill to store
water iu ponds and dam up streams iu
western Kansas, Oklahoma and Ne-
braska. Mr. MeCormick is a member
of the house committee having charge
of tin- appropriations for improvement
of the Mississippi river, lie said last
Tin' freshet* in the Mississippi anil the trou-
ble we huve tfettiiitf water eumurh in northern
Kansas are both serious problems. The east-
ern pfople ure unwilUuK to irlve ua money In
alii of our sfheiui'H for MtoriiiK water, but If we
can show that wi' t an prevent damaging fresh-
ets In the south by BtorlnK the water weinay
be able to fret their support My Idea Is to
make lar^e ponds, some of them of IW0 acres oi
more in area, und dam up the streams and
inaUo storage basins where it can bo done most
easily and at least exp *nse.
The great cause of trouble in our country l«
not so much the lack «>f moisture as the terrible
h.mt that gives us hot winds. During a long run
of dry weather, the ground aud air do not cool
at night. They got a little hotter each day and
remain hot all uight. until finally the hot wind
hi arts and then our crops go glimmering on very
short notice. If we had large ponds not fin
apart, the evaporating moisture would cool
the atmosphere and. eventually, with enough
ponds, we could got rl<l of the hot winds. The
Chicago, Hock Island & Pacific railroad ha?
built ponds in several places along its line. It
has one of about 12 acres near inv home, Phll-
lipsburg 1 have watched it closely this year
for a radius of two ui lies around it. Particular-
ly on the north the crops are better than any-
where in that section.
I was authorized by our committee beforu
congress adjourned to investigate this subject
iu Kansas aud Nebraska, and the more 1 have
studied it the more satisfied 1 am that It Is
feasible. 1 understand there are low places
near the Arkansas river where by damming
the river we can. In high water, divert a part of
the stream and run It into ponds that can be
built without very great expense. 1 am going
to look up these places aud I shall also see
Jerry Simpson and ask him to join me in a de-
mand fur au appropriation for this purpose.
RAVAUBH or FIKK.
Prairies of Illinois stud I ml Una Devastated
by the Devouring Flames.
Ciiicaoo, Oct. (I.—Chicago's south
side suburbs are surrounded by tire.
Hundreds of acres of prairie have been
burned over, und thousands of feet of
sidewalk and fencing have been con-
sumed. i aptairis of incoming steamers
report smoke us thick as fog hanging
ovi r the lake und extra precaution is
necessary to prevent, collisions. Many
houses have had narrow escapes from
Hundreds of Acres Lathi Waste.
Bkkmkn, Ind.. Oct. 0.—The most dis-
astrous prairie tire known in the his-
tory of Marshall county is now raging.
11 undreds of acres of land in the north-
ern portion of the county, comprising
what is known as the r ig marsh," is
one vast, smoldering waste. Farmers
are kept busy day and night fighting
the flames and preventing destruction
of their homes. Ifut the lack of water
makes the battle almost hopeless.
i itovt li?
I Oi ls.
opened to-night with a parade of gor
geously decorated ll ats and will be
followed each day during the week
with a succession of special events, in-
cluding a flower parade, which prom-
ises to excel those in the past; an ad-
dress Wednesday night by William J.
Bryan; a shajn battle, u bicycle road
race and a pigeon shoot between
World's Champion J. A. It. Elliott and j ^jona|
Fred (Jilbert. Businessmen decorated
their stores as they never did before, | the pastorate of the FirstChris-
and the e.ty is a mass of bunting, flags j ti.|M ejiurci, here, to take effect Novem-
The Veib'd Pr inbets and Other Attractions
Draw 150.000 People to i liitt City.
Si Locis Oct. tt. Immense throngs
of people are flocking into the city
from the surrounding country to attend
the fall festivities which began to-
night with the annual parade of the
Veiled Prophets ami the grand ball
given subsequently in his honor at the
hunts exchange. A conserva-
estimate places the num-
ber of visitors in the city ut
fully 1 .">0,000. Among them are Gov.
Stephens und staff and many militia
officers, who attended to-night's ball
in full uniform. The subjects taken
for the floats in to-night's parade are
the best known and most popular
songs written during the past century
Ills \ lew - too Southern.
kka, Kan., Oct 6.—Owing to fac-
pposition in the congre-
gation, Uev. D. I). Bovle has re-
Mrs. A. H. Crausby, of 158KprrSt-.,
Memphis, Tenn., paid no attention
to a small lump in her breast, hut
it soon developed
into a cancer of
the most malig-
nant type. The
in New York treated her, and fin-
ally declared her case hopeless.
As a laal resort, s. S. 8. was given,
und an immediate improvement re-
fill ted; a few bot-
tles cured her
no sign of the dis-
ease has return-
ed for ten years
Books on Cancer free; address Swift
Jpecifio Co., Atlanta, <Ja.
aud banners. The greatest crowd
that Kansas < ity ever entertained are
a Humor Denied.
San Fhancisco, Oct. ti. Commander 1
Ballington Booth absolutely denies!
the report that any negotiations are in
progress looking toward a union of the
Salvation army and the American Vol- :
nnt ers. At Salvation army head-
quarters the rumor is quite as vigor- j
ously denied. Brig. Keppcl said that ,
nothing of the sort was even hinted at j
•iy Booth-Tucker during his recent
inlslt-r to Denmark.
Washington, Oct. tt. The president !
has appointed Laurits S. Swenson, uf
Minnesota, I uited States minister to
Denmark, ami Dr. Ifidward Bedloe, of
Pennsylvania, consul at Canton, China.
Mr. Swenson is •"> years old, and is
president of the Luther academy at
Albert Lee, Minn.
The preacher says his views are
too southern for his congregation, and
that the trouble started when he failed
tt> preach a li. A. It. sermon last Deco-
Indicted for Kit; MtealliiK*.
Washington, Oct. tt The grand jury
of the district has returned three in-
dictments against Francis J. Kieekhof-
er, late disbursing officer of the state
department, charging him with embez-
zling over 985,000 of government funds
iu P'. o. und with appropriating to his
own use 513,000 worth of government
Two Persona Injur Ml.
I Kansas Cii v. Mo., Oct. tt.—a freight
! wreck occurred on the Kansas City *fe
Suburban Belt railway, one mile east
. «)f |leiiiTs brewery, at three o'clock
! i ins morning. Five ears were tumbled
into a ditch by a switch engine. Two
i per.sous were injured.
Officers and members (if the Friends' i Kinsi.ky, Kan.. Oi l. tt. s. W. Vandl-
con fere nee, which begins Thursday at vert, formerly judge of this judicial
Wichita, Kan., have already arrived iu district, left yesterday for New York
that city from New Hampshire, Ken city, where he will engage in the prue-
tueky and Iowa. An attendance of , tiee of law with s. M. tiurdenhire,
6,ooo is expected. ' formerly of Topeka.
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