The Pond Creek Tribune. (Pond Creek, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 28, 1895 Page: 2 of 4
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Pond Creek Tribune
m. to. MoKAY, Bditor A Proprietor.
Hot h|inii|jit, Aik li *1 m ilrelrtiultv# fire
mi lli* morning ot iinry 22, in whluli
Hire-In ■ w« re l*»t nml f»# Worth uf
| rtijH rly was floatroy**!
Th* war del mtiirent hi* arrangm! t«» |»ur.
cIins® *rom hr. Kiiuuoria. lor lA.im. 1 !»•<
r glit to miiiulRrlur* uu I i •« hi ilia United
Hut** army the high eiploore Kimnonritr,
whnh re|**iM«4d ti»o|« hare shown to l»< Hu*
b*«t M«Jwn| nil •uoh uxplciilvos for llio
I nr ting eh irg • 11 * ho I».
•lu tii*# Jnckmu. in Ntill nl Jiii'lreon villi’,
F'a., In n tny critical c million ami hi*
tr null lira um-reh nsiv# ilitit tin* end It not
far olf. II • illti »• i<t till# time litre tlirnnn
th ' nuprumr rour. far back lu »U work, Ihsru
having t» an on tho inJiiiuriiinaut of thu
m un. K' hruary 1, 116 onu s already h *ard
amt Minting lor opinion to Ini written on
Senator Ransom say* (tint after hit von
Urination ho would not qualify out I after
th * 4th of March mid therefore would sot re
out hia torn, in ih<* t nut*. After that time
ha woo'd In* prepared to procoad to Metico
as v ui a* tho Ndcrotury of atnte doored him
The Kansas aemitn adopt M Ops ntiooi tli*
anti treat law: Keaolviid, Tint the senate
ot thaNtateof Knnaa*. tho house of r *pr*
•cnta'lvm coneuriing therein, r apod ful I y
request nnu demand of ihegovnrnor of the
•t «t.» of Kanaus a) the chief uxooutive of the
atato for tho enforc *m«nl of ita lawn, to re-
quire the attorney general und county attor
neya of tho atate ot Kiiuaiia, that they take
immediate and official action for the rut**
atantlal and ••fTvch'o euforcomont of tloa
A car lood ol egg-, containing 12,6UU
dor. it. waa rooelvru by ii Chicago dealer
from California on February 22.
Five mNNMcd men tortured an old buohilor
minor, at St. Jo«eph( Mo., horning olT hU
hair and t«*nrd and punching ilia 1 •«kJy with
a hot poker. Whon ho h c.iiue in soil'd bio
they nnsnek* d lis houre and left.
Secrete r> tircahaiu Iihn decided ho will
make no further effort to mdm*o congr***
to piop the hill appropriating $425,000 to
pay damage* auatiiuio.l hy British wal ng
vessel* soi/.**d by our naval ship* and revutiuo
cutb*rs in lichring hot before th * mnkmgof
the moduli vivendi. Ho will proceed Imme-
diately to draw tip a treaty creating an arbi-
tration coiniimnon to adjust tho claim*.
Two year* r go tho legislator* of New
Mexico made an Albuquerque hank the de-
pository of territorial funds. Hy tho failure
of tho hank shortly afterward* N< w Mexico
lost $6HJ100. Thu present legislature ha* a
commute looking into tho mutter.
t'OStiKESSlON \L St MM VKY
paHM.il tin-agricultural nppmpi
•i a »l.arp deltaii'. which rnattltm
tin* flVnnu fur irrigation exp
turn tiill aft**
Th** lull fur fruo coinage uf silver wan ml
vnneed in the senate in puHitiou tu untlnislied
huaitioH- b.s a vote ut ji to 27.
The eeiiate cuiniuilfee un public land.* with
drew if- fnvornblu n-p,,r» on Senator Martin ■»
“mmiier" uniendiiiciit to the Indian hill. This
reniilted from the opposition to tlie measure
coming from (Iklnltomu.
Under *»u*|M>n*iou of the rules tin* lioma*
**l u bill to rui**o tin* rate of fietudoiut to
can war veteran.* to #12 ii uiontfi.
The senate received a reply from the secretary
dy to a resolution asking
•licieno or tin* ruvonin**.
then* L* no presold necessity
reply to a resolution asking
or desirable that the
of a deli*
s there i
ise-: hut that the secretary ought
pornmnently Invested with *nch p«i\ver.
lort oil the hill to extend
returns under the income
«»f the treasury
if it is necessary or fieturanp* r
he authorised to issue bond*, note*
s**curiti**s in cine ,,f adetici'*nc> *'f
Tno secretary says tln-re i- n > pi
to do so as revenues an* likely to more tliiiu
to be jtormuiu*
The conference r**|
the time for making r
tax law was agreed to.
Both houses have passe*I a bill which changes
the law in ofieniug to n-itleiueut ahainloued
military res*»nations. Tin* will throw open
Fort Supply military reservation in Oklahoma,
and it i- an open point as to what other reserva-
The conference committee on the diplomatic
and consular hill agreed on all prints except
the 1300,(KM) for the Hawaiian on hie.
The silver bill retired from tie* senate, .lunes,
rk.. announcing thut there would Ik* no fur-
of A in., „ii
ther effort to pas
• it at tho present wesson
lator (’handler created u sensation I
lining in a *|M*ech flu* step* to tie taken
next congress which included building of the
Nicaragua canal l»\ the government, annexation
•f Hawaii ami affirmative action oil bimetal-
The house passed the naval bill with
ty to build more battleships, tint mu
Ppr'jpriation to do it.
The house discussed the $.*K)0,000 item for the
taken l»>* the
The bill retiring dust ire Jackson st ill pend
ig in the senate, but there is said to he Im
its becoming a law during the
Senator Harris, who has charge
_________________ _______ . is still
ing in the senate, hut
little chance of it.* Im
of the measure, lias no expectation ol
The house committee on I’acmc railroads de-
cided to report u tilli which provides that the
principal of the debt to the government shall
in* paid at once and that for the first mortgage
bonds and for the interest paid hv the govern-
ment he extended and paid in installments
through a period of flft\ \ears, for which 4 per
cent bomh will issue which an* a third lieu.
Delegate Flynn introduced a bill to donate to
Douglass City a section of school land, the pro-
ceeds from tin-sale of which shall ho applied to
the public school fund.
Th** house, hy a vote of lit to 152. has refused
to concur in tho senate amendment to the diplo-
matic and consular appropriation bill, appro-
priating $o()0,0U() for the Hawaiian cable.
In the senate the conference report on the
pension appropriation bill was agreed to. It
retains the provisions making the minimum
for pensions. It also retains the repeal of the
present law suspending the pensions of persons
living outside* of the country.
The amendment concerning Cherokee Indians
was changed so a- to make January 1. l*'ix>, the
time for removing intruders.
Senator Blackburn, on behalf of the committee
ou appropriations, introduced on amend:
appropriations, introduced an nnu
tin* sundry civil lull to provide for
nt of tho full bounty on the sugar j
ent of the full boon ty on the sugar produced
i 1**13 and for tin* payment of eight-tenths of u
>nt per pound ou the production of IVJ4.
The senate by vote decided not to add the
ment of the full bounty
in 1H93 and for the payment of
otiud on the
r the pay
Morgan Indian Territory court bill to the gen-
from t li
oral Indian bill as an amendment.
The contract school item of tin
was cnmpl *ted in such form as to provide a
percent reduction from the expenditure of Inst
tor Morgan, of Alabama, spoke through
e afternoon in favor of a judich
mpl rted in sui
t reduction fr*
out *he afternoon in favor uf a judicial system
for the Indian T<-rriti
but hi* amendment to
that effect was ruled out of order.
A bill was passed in the senate donating con-
demned camion to the state soldiers'home at
Senator (Jnay presented a memorial from tin*
anufacturers’club, of Philadelphia, strongly
ring that tho cause
he assault on the \merirnn pr*
nd indignantly protesting against tin
of the pro.*
nit outlie \me
resident in burro*
earnest appeal to
adjust tariff duti
of the treasury.
it net ive system,
ing against the course
w ing tiiouey from a for
emorinl closed with an
senators arid mendiers to so
duties as to overcomi* the distress
Senator Martin and Kepresentative Hudson
have introduced the same tiill in both house.*,
which proposes to give to the state of Kansas
the Fort Hays reservation. They are making
efforts to secure It-^ passage at thin session.
The house employes, including the personal
clerks of members, wen- allowed extra pay foi
one month, while ill** bill was in committee of
the whole. Then* the vote was W4 tool. Koll
call on passage may show differently.
The senate refused to take up the railroad
pooling bill by a vote of 21 to 40. Ibis kills it.
Then* was a prolonged and sensational conllict
b«*f*ire tho vote was taken.
<• K.NKKAI. SUKKKTS.
K vsfiAH Ctr/. February 2*».
CATTLE - Dressed b**ef steers
Cows and heifers
HOGS—Fair to choice
No. I hard
No. 2 red ..
No. 4 re*l ,
io. 2 mixed
No. 2 white
OATS— No. 2 mixed.
No. 2 white
KYE- No. 2........
BRAN—lilt) 1b sacks
HAY -Timothy per ton...... . S 'Hi
Prairie, choice to fancy. 7 0j
fiUTlER i'reamery........ 2J
EGGS—Fresh ................. —
rd t «
WHEAT—§o! 2 spring
Nik J spring
No. 2 red
CORN-No. 2 mixed...
No. 3 yellow.
OATS—Na 2 cash
No. 2 white ......
RYE-No. 2 cash
Feeders . .
4 0 J
Republican*, Blamod for Defeat
of Gold Resolution.
Ill*J kxj Ilia llolil ( oMirgrl Will* I orelgti*
•re II ae l’iMiMi*Mar> hllv.-rllM Gain
Thtee fceiiMi* Hull 4 Nile HrtlcNM
M ur WlPMNi1 IS iieloee.
#4411 Talking ,|li«mt It.
The Manato In Mill lulling about the bond
contract jqM made by tho adimnlatrition.
Saiiator Shorman’N rritioiNine of tho bond
contract wore nou« the Iona »av<*ro Imvmuoo
of the calm mid di*|>a«»lonnto muniier In
which In -ot forth what ho termed "It* hard
lid i npollllo" ftAtUMl NRi) th-* "ou'oudva"
rain of inti r«*ot allow -I on thirty year bond*.
Sennior Mltmiq dfoliwd I Hi I 00 bOfldl
Ml II *i bi hkffifd tlOtl j (•> idi tftklR by tho
people of the United Sint, n and he a eertod
the abuud ifit ability ol Americana to furnieh
all the gold nerratar>. The Ohio oonttor
dul not. howev r, ipieotlon tho prraldent’a
pooltIon ip favor of the gold pay monte, but
proaented the facta of a I bondo i««m*d ainco
iSiJh, »how ng that the govefninent hud al*
wrnya received go’d for do Indida and wa«
bound l»y cominou hoiieety to pay in gold,
Houutor Sherman turned h a uttenitou to
the |ire Idcnt an I the Mmretnry of tie* treae
ury, "Tin* aemitor from Doiaw’aro," (Mr.
dray) au'd Senator Shonniiti, "aeek* to ,|c
fend the prea dent, Hut why should th e Im
nec* a«ar> f Tin* prcaident hue no power
fiver bond*, lit hna no t*ualnoao with them.
'I ho *ecr tury of ifp* treiiuiry ia the only one
Nuthort/.cd to latue bomb or conduct nego-
tintioi.a Th • preeidciit Ipia no umre power
aa tc» I wind* than I c hue to* t in tho oenntor’e
a*nt in th * fH'iminchamlwr,"
Keferring to the recont bond cunt rad.
Senator shermnn «nld t "I mu*» oonfra* I
do not like to Nity if. for 1 have the highest
personal regard lor tho integrity of the prea.
ident, but I must any this hi-t contract waa
moot faulty for Hi# United Stale*. To da-
liver tin* bond* at the rule given wua at leant
Improvident. Uilhin tie* next thirty yonra
w«* won d In* utile to riMieom the.o bouda lit
tin* rule of one-half th* mtereat wo had
bound ouraelve* to |iay.
If a rca*oniihle propoaition hud boen mn«ie
to our own p*ope they would have found
the |f!ihJ to pay for ttii'iu. W r have the men
in New York, llnaton, I’hmidclphiii and t’hi-
cago. wh>» b mg tipnlied to, could cover such
bonds mtogoNI >,t th ir full value. \Nu have
no neoil to Took abroad.
♦ - ■ ■ -
I oiilil Have lleeii Solti ut Home.
WasiiijtGTog, |). (*„ February 30.—Mein,
bors who are aupposed to know flic mind of
the pre-ident, aiiy that he rccogni/.cs that it
is futile to attompt to »ccuro any sort of
legislation for tic treasury, and they ns*crt
un|p***itatlnply that in* will no! nga u recorn,
mend congrci'ional notion of nny sort upon
the finance**. Thc-e democrats lire dispoaeil
to put upon the r publicans the blame for
failure of the resolution reported by the
ways and means committee. For their part
many republicans who say dun would not
have oppoar 1 the gold provi*ion in n bond
issue Imd the proposition b en unencum-
bered by other factor*, explain their nega-
tive voles by -nymg that tluy cculd not
assent toil contract made with private par-
ties for taking tho bonds when they believed
tho issue could have hrr-u i dvantageousiy
di-po-ed of by public competition in this
SiiNpsnalon l» ty in tbs llo*im*.
Washington, D. C., February 30.—Four
bills wero considered in the house under sus-
pension of the rules.
To promote tho efficiency of tho revenue
cutter rervico; to equalize tho pensions of
Mexican veterans by mnking them all $12
per month under the general law; toequa1-
ize tho dutio* and pay of steamboat inspect-
or service, and to authorize the Alta Monte
NVuter company to construct dumsocro-s
the St, Louis and Uloquett river* in Minnc*
aota. Tho tirst and tho Inst bill fulled to
secure the necessary two-thirds. The bill to
equalize tho pay of Mexican veteran* will
benefit about 17.()m pensioners by increas-
ing their pensions nn aggregate of $1,000,000.
A bill was passed to grant to tho state of
Alabama for public usts tho Mount Vernon
Masonic W o k in Topeka.
The annual mooting of tho (irarnl Bodies
of Freemasonry of tho state is held in To-
peka during this week, and the different
sessions will occupy tho greater pnrt of the
week. All tho loading hotels are overcrowd-
ed and could give room to no more. It is
said at least 1,000 strangers uro in tho hotels,
An excursion has been planned to Silina
for Fr.dny evening. Isis temple of the*
Mystic Shrine of Salina will conduct n large
class through tho mysteries of the Arabic
nte Friday evening. The party will leave
Topeka ut 1:05 p. m. Frid y in special cars
over tho Hock Island nml will return tho
same night after the cereinouics are over.
It la Miiili1 Uiill ii'ahnl Ititai ness.
The silver men in th? senate made n suc-
cessful charge, resu’ting in placing the froo
coinage bill ns unfinished business by n vote
of .‘JJ to 27. There were throe roll calls:
first a motion to adjourn, made to cut off a
mot on to take up the silver bill, which was
lost: 17 to 30. Then a call for the Indian
appropriation bill, tho appropriation lulls
always taking precedence under tho rules.
This was d feat d : 2(» to 30. Then cvne tho
roll call upon tukiug up tho silver bill,
which carried ns stated : 30 to 27.
Jones iof Ark.,) gave notice tint ho
should keep the bill before the eetiuto until
a vote was taken on it.
Mexican Catlb* Excluded.
Topeka. February 20.—The members of
the State Live Stock Sanitary commission
will not make their proposed trip to O.’d
Mexico to investigate tho infected districts
of that territory iu order to establish qu r-
antiuo regulations for Ihe state of Kansu*.
The trip has been spoiled by the United
States government. Secretary Morton has
Issued hin proclamation and quarantine r**g
u litmus which exclude Cattle from any part*
of Mexico from entering the United States.
The Kansas commission will adopt these
regulations end thus are relieved of the duty
and responsibility of excluding the cattle.
$40,000 llt-WHi'.l fur linker.
Kansas City. Mo., February 20.—The in-
surance companies who were defendants
in tho suit brought hy the heirs of Dr.
George Frnker. which was recently com-
promised in th * United States couit. have
offer d $40,001) to nny one who will produce
him alive during the m xt six month*.
New Yohk, February 20.—The Evening
Post’s financial cable says: The Ameri-
can loau was at 3b, j er cent
Tin* Cost of tlie Strike.
Tho trolley strike, which has lusted th rty-
four days, has cost nn enormous amount of
money. Three million dollars is considered
by tho?e involved a moderate estimate.
When the strike stnrto I it was stated that
district assembly No. 75 had from $00,(JO) to
$*0,000 in its treasury. About $05,000 was
f-ubscribed by sympathizers. All this has
been spent, and the $350,000 wages the nv n
would have earned has been lost. The
Brooklyn Heights Railroad company was
the heaviest ’user among the roads. It is
estimated to ha>e lo t directly $fi()j.000. The
other systems have lo-t close to $300,000.
The cost to the city and state troops is ex-
pected to exceed $250,000. The da mnge done
by cars managed by inexperienced tnen is
placed at $100,000 more, and the loss in euru-
mg capacity by the militia duriug their stay
in Brooklyn is conservatively estimated at
There were many other losses to swell the
amount in addition to the inconvenience
and Buffering caused by the big strike.
Clone to Silv. r .Standard.
Washington. D. C.. February 30.—Sen-
ator Gray’s statement that had it not been
for the bohd contract tin United States
might have gone to a silver basis in twenty-
four hours created somewhat of a stir in the
senate. When asked about the matter after
his speech he said that everything that he
had said on that point was rubst ntially
stated in a telegram from the tub-treasurer
in New York.
National Cottrell of Womm,
The formal opening of the second trien-
nial session of the national council of women
of the United States began at the Metropolis
hotel, Washington, D. C., Mrs. May Wright
Sewell, its president, in the chair. The
council is a representative body composed
of delegate* from all the various a**ociations
of women throughout the country.
Among the twenty associations represented
are the Woman Suffrag sta. the Women’s
Christian Temperanc* union. Universal
Pesos union. Kindergarten anion, various
social, relief and mi-s:onary societies, thu
ItiierMsHonat R*llw*y 4 •*)ii|»iey.
Uirx uy February 31. I'na dent
Dina r-ce*r.l cfcUnMed Mates Nsuatnr
Henry li. D«v|n, of West Virginia.aud Lieu-
tenant UntiiirtHitiier It M. <J. Brown, of lit#
United Males navy, aiscutUf and distnhut.
tug uflL-ere of tha International Railway
company, and party.
Since their srriVNi they have hevn ths re*
iMplant* ot d etingui«tisd attention* from th«
chief executive, who at once on their com.
ng. *eu! Hie chief of hi« atalf to act sa s
body guard during iheir »tay iu tho city,
and dispatched several of I he palace coachra
to bring th» parly to a privets recaption
totidsrrd them by Hie prvaidant.
it,'ill of Ihfgritti.it. It limned sr<- mrm.
lets of the Hen-American railway oonimis-
•Ion, and it developrd during tha Intarview
that Hie Meilcan government has finlulted
Hie purvey for the propo « «l road running
through Mexico to the south.
Tha Mexican rurveyagot • (heGuatemalan
line, tha map of which will at mica U* sent
to Washington, 'l ie* road. It la ho|*d, will
•om*» time unite all the A merit an repuh'ics.
Mexico ha* hut a fee hundred miles of r**ad
to hulhl south to HieHaxMcn end of the Mex.
loan Southern railway, to put tha road to
tha Guatemalan frontier.
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Pension Hill tarseil 1'pnii.
Washington, I). C„ February 21.—Tha
limue and sennto confor. ee on the pena.oo
hill hav# hi t mid practically agruml upon
iheir rv|Nirt«. Three ameiidiiients Wert
added to Ilia hill in the senate and thesa
will prohiib y hi* aocoptvkl by tho li"U*e con-
feree ■* with some *erbxi change*. bu> none
affecting their Intent.
i)na an.eiidmvnt Is t<» reteal ths law pro
v id Ing Hint no |>ension shall l*s paid non*
paidsnti who aru not dtl/ena of the United
Slabs except for actual dienbmt a* Incurred
in tho sorvico: the »vci>ml ivqmres the ex
sunning surgeons to statu ther ding which
they think applicants lire entitled to; the
Hi rd tu** $<> per month ns tho lowo«t rata
of tK.iisione to be paid.
The house committee on iwniiona votwd
lo favorably report HeproN.mtut vu Hor*
timnn’s bill lo utiiond the art of IMtrj grant*
mg |R*nslons to (ho survivlor* of tho Itidlnn
w.<r« from I m3 2 to 1M2, *o that men who
served thirty day* or mors in several other
wars will b.* pen*i'*nable at tin* same rates
nnu their WidOW# al*".
buvriinr Morrill Approves Hills.
Ooverdor Morn I has signed tho sonata
bill* Nits. 217 und 435. The Hint is the net
of (ha legislature appropriating money to
relieve the deficiency in the slate printing
fund. Th* amount of (lie upnropr.a'ion
earned by the bill i* fd4,0J0. Tin* second
hill provides for the payment of hills out-
standing for thf repairs -nd improvements
in On* hotiHo and senate clumber*.
ib.u*«* bill No. 201 has Item signed by the
governor. The bill create* a commission
nnd provides for the erection of monument1)
sr.d tablets to the in *m« rv of Kansas sol-
diors on (lie ballletir-lds of Uhickninauga
and Ulmttanoogu. The monumentsnrc to tm
so erected a* to iibuk Ihu pootiotis occupied
by the Kansu* soldiers during the engage-
No N'iiimI i ni» In f'niirt.
JarKFKMoN. Ia.. February 31.—Judge
Church has render'd a decision hero touch-
ing tho saloon buxines* in connection w.th
the Mulct Inw. Some timo ago I*. II. Step-
phuu and J. .M. Alders, of (’arrolI, engaged
in the saloon business Afier n few weoku
they quarreled and Stepphun brought suit
in court f*>r disvolutu<n.
Aldrr* demurri d, claiming that the saloon
b« smews was illegal nnd that the court could
nol tak • cogii'zunco **f an illegal hus.n-ss.
Ju go Church h«ssu tained the demurrer
nnd lhe case was thrown out of court, prac-
tically making th* -nbam bnsine«s in lows,
even If operating und r tho Mulct law, a
legal outcast, yet amenable to llio law.
Mmlr Yout I n (form mii.I T'lxlngs.
f'tNf’innati, O., February 21.—The Petti,
bone Manufacturing company, one of tha
largest esttiblishmenta in tho country for
tho manufacturing ol milit *ry. band and
society uniforms nnd rog.ilia, l as assigned
to K. M. Arcncr. on account of innbi’ity to
collect outstanding debts. Prof- rences
aggregating less than $7,000 were given to
th-1 City Hull hunk und the Fourth National
No estimates have l»ecti made of the firm’s
liabilities, but they hi * supposed to bo not
much more thnu the assets, which nre placed
nt $50.0 K). Th? firm employs from 250 lo
501 hands and has done a vgry largo busi-
ne-« for years.
Jones, of ArkiiiiNH*, XV«>Hknned.
The silver bill before the United States
senate, placed there for uction by a major-
ity vole, occupied th* time of the senate un-
til 0 p. in. Tho oppodtion entered upon a
campaign of talk with tho seeming deter-
mination to prevent a vote. Numerous roll
calls were taken on motions to adjourn, to
go into executive sess.on and to secure a
At lust, af er Wolcott, of Colorado, had
offered a proposition to lay the question
nsido until the n* xt s -rsion of congress.
Jones, of Arkntisufl. who was in charge of
the bill, gave up und moved nn adjourn-
ment. This left the matter to be concluded
in sumo way the next day.
New Powers for It. It. Cor.iinfsftinner*.
The Hannas scnnle has approved Senator
Leedy’s bill to regulate indebtedness of
According to this act no railroid may issuo
or have a capital stock in exces* of the act-
ual value of the property of such corpora-
tion. nor issue* boudn nor * rente indebtedness
in excess of such capital stock. Every com-
pany organizing a required by tho act to
obtain troin th board of railroad comini--
sinn‘ rs a certificate author.zing tho issue of
such amount of capital stock as tho board
may deein proper.
Hawking Our llmidi.
Loniion. February 21.—Messrs. N. M.
Rothschild dfc Son issued a prospectu* for
the sale of the new United States bonds, of
which it was announced that one-half is to
bo taken h re and the other half in America.
Subserpition* will bo open two days. The
price will l.o 227 pound* for every $1,000.
The Messrs. Rothschild will isain scrip in-
stallments to extend in July, a coupon for
(55 S. for every $1.(00 will he attached to the
ter.p and will be payable on the first of
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l.cglMlutlnn for * on illy Mirveyors.
Toj-eka. February 21.—Senator Shearer’s
hi I. approved by the senate, prescribas the
manner in winch county surveyors shall es-
tablish perm ment monuments for land
corners, and for prescribing material for
sa d monuments, and prescribing a penalty
f r removing, destroying or defacing any
government monument <<r wi ness or any
monument or w itness established by a coun-
A Stampede for tho HoioU.
London, February 21.—The Financial
News predicts that the applications for th)
new American loan will be on un enormous
scale. In some quartors a premium of six
\i expected shortly.
Nnvul Bill Authorizes Thom
nnd Toi-|khIo Bontu.
Hmiisss Legislature U I'sssliig Hills Num -
tori lli'ilg-r lit ••• | VMliofi Hungry
fur Hur IIoihU ul llig I’m iuiuio
Treasury 4)fib InIn I’lrMsvri.
Illlls on Third H adlng.
Tot'KSa. February 22, Tho a<*nsto has
pnawd numerous bills; among thorn tho fol-
lowing sro of Importance and of g< in-nil
.1 um|M*r'* nnt pa** lull, winch ul»o five*
tiiisst*ng<M rains hi Kansas ul 2 cunts a mile.
This had uu** inoro Hi n n majority.
The hill discontinuing Hi HIiiiwiumi county
Laudi*' hill for a H tn tax tor llio support
of coqiiiinii sc)io«iIn. This had only twenty
obi toiti 1 mii y s in i |oi li
Taylor s hi I linking Hu* holding of s|n
cinl lax reel pi from Uu* bdrral inlaruu'
revenuooffice, as r*lull b»iuord**alsr. prims
facie nvuiciicu Hint Ih 1 holder Is ungag*,«i in
llio business of soiling liquor.
All act for Hu* prob'dion of fl»h.
An ni'l nullior zmg kindcrg.nt qi dcptirl-
inrtil* hi | uhll** schools.
To fix rales to ho ehiirgid hy telegraph
An net giving Hi* in load commissioner*
Ho* pow r to ft« rales to be charg d I*)’ (,x
pr«**S Colli ("ill les
Aii ad for Ihu destruction of noxious
wiedit, es|a*cinMy Hu* Hu*<ian thl*l o.
An nd to | revent fro |m*» tnsidn of or-
An lot lo protect ih" grazing lands of
Khuniin from tin* -lock of non-ri*sidant*.
An ad proh b tiugllu1 mnkmgof contracts
for tin* pay hi lit of ontingutil rruo**of in-
I XSNMI HY UU' HOI HR.
Tin* house pass-d ii|q r«q rial'oii hills for
Hu* Stnfo Soidlcrs* home: for llio O^'iwnto
one asylum: for Un* llortu uihirii! s«»cioly;
for Hie normiil school; 1 » furnish tho now
collage al Ik'loil; for I It** Reform schoo'.
The house rtllielidcd III*' sciilitc ll»*h l»ill
nnd phased it.
T'ho lions • approved Shoriuntl's 1 *111 to
abolish ih* olllce of sini" veterinarian,
Tlie hoii’O approved ihr tall to mnku
iiuartcr of n mill levy for the eomplolioa of
the still*’ house.
The fox hill to limit ’h" iiiiiiH*cr of s|»ecinl
quo lion* of In* I that mu\ li«siibmllb'd ton
jury in civil ens sculled up n lively fight
that ended in the defeat of the bill.
Torpedo lto.it* lor lli - Ml<*(«*ip|i>.
Washington, D. (\. February 22.—Tho
opponents of the new hntUodnp* for tho
navy suffered ii cru-hmg defeat when Mr.
Sayres’ motion to strike out tho authoriza-
tion of th" war vos-els was lo*t, llr*t in tlio
committee of tin* whole ou a vote of -13 to
Ml. and Inter m Hi1 house by ii vote of •> t<
It iff. Afb-r Mr. S yre-*’ mot on hod been de
bated, Mr. fan non, of Illinois, attempted
to have an appropriation, first of $2?,000,btX)
nnd Inter of $5.(XH).0U(i inscrtul in tli* bill
for building the ships authorized, but both
projiosit on* failed.
Air. Do’hvcr, of Iown. succeeded tu hav-
ing nn amendment adopted (or th 1 building
of two torpedo boats ou tho Mississippi
Tim nawit bill ns pns-ud authorized tho
construction of throj luittleshtps to cost,
exclusive of armament, $4 o H.H’X) each, and
twelve toipedo boats lo cost UTO.tXX) each.
Alter the bill w is passed some tuna
wits fpent in the itiRcossion of tli* acnat)
mnendme it to the diplomatic and con-
sular appropriation lull, appropriating $7)0,.
O.K) for I ying a ►ubinarlno cable between
the United State* and Hawaii, but nonctiou
was taken upon it.
Strrn*;llu*os .%inriTcuti Kcruritlf*.
Washington. I). C.. February 22.—Tho
treasury officials h-nr I with much satisfac-
tion of the hucc.'h* of ih * late h »nd issues.
Tit* y were especially p cased with th 1 f v« r
with which th* loan wa* received in London
as it shows most conclusively faith abroid
in our financial str *ngth and purpo o to p iy
all obligation.1* in god.
The good effect of the r cent gold | ur-
ches' is aireody ^hown. it is asserted in t o
upwtrd tendency of American securities in
The offlciu « were also much gratified to
lonrn t! at in view of the very Inrgi* overuib-
suriptiou f«»r the bond-* in Lou Ion, the Mor-
gan -yndicnte would consent to roll only n
small proportion of the whole in this country.
(iiablPng the rimnee,
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild A: Son say that
the ntw Artur.can loan Ins proved a
col 1 ossal succes*. The amount of th * loan
allotted lo Europe whs covered many times
over on the lir-t day th»y w *re offered, both
with th m ond with Messrs. J. 1*. Morgan »fc
Co. It is iinpo sible a* yet to give tlm ex-
act amount of the bids, is applications are
still coming in from London and the country
is yet to be hoard from.
Messrs. Augu t H lmont \ Co., nnd J. P.
Mo*gan it Co., tho manager* of the bon l
syndicate in New York, closed the Mibscrip-
tion list for the new 4 per cent bonds nt
10:20 o’clock on the fir t day, the amount
having been subscrdied many times over.
YVill I ii vi at ig *t*• tin* (fi>l«l Purelias**.
Washington. D. C„ February 22.—In a
speech iu tiio Fenato Senator Chandler said
concerning the r.cent purchase of $»52,OJO,-
000 of gold:
"There appeals to bo mors below the sur-
face cor.c rning this transaction than tha
country is aware of. It is not n transaction
that congress can allow to bo uniovc-stigated.
It is rure to be invest ga'.ed by the next
house of representatives, it is likely to bo
investigated by tho senate.’’
His It’ anon* for n V**to.
Washington, D. C„ February 21.—Tho
president sent to the house his veto of the
bill to remove the charge of desertion
against Jicob E. Eckert, who was a private
in the 51st Ohio volunteers, and was con-
victed and ssnteuced to twelve months im-
prisonment by a court martial fordes rtion.
The president says: "It seems to me that
tha provisions of this bill amounts to a
judgment of a regularly constituted court
and legislative pardon of offen-eof which
the soldier vms convicted. If this doubtful
authority is to be eX'>rched by coagresi it
■hou d be done in such a manner as not to
restore a man property convicted and sen-
tenced aa a deserter without even the allega-
tion of injust cs to ths rights of pay, allow-
ances and pension, belonging to those who
faithfully and honorab'y engaged in mili-
tary service of their country.’’
Mor* Sml Killing Th-*n Ever.
Montreal, February 2L—Information has
been received at Ottawi from Victoria, B.
C„ which t-hows that the seal killing indus-
try. far from being killed by the Behring
sea arbitration arrangements, never was in
a more flourishing condition than to-day,
and never were more persons engaged in it.
Up to date fifty vessels have siiled for the
grounds. One-ha f are bound for the Japa-
ne-e coast and the other half to hunt in
British Columbia and Pacific waters. On
the vassals which have gone to Japan are 4505
hunters, n arly alt of whom are whitee. the
gun being u*ed freely in hunting on the
coast of Japan. On the other ve.-se’s there
arc 178 whites and 602 Indians, making a
total of 1,385 persons employed in the indus^
try, eic!u*ive of those who will go to sea on
the schooners still in port.
t ndeMlin llimirMt«-a<t Law.
Washington, I). I’., February 22.—Secre-
tary lloke Smith baa approved tho report of
the appr liners who oxatnined the lauds in
the abandoned Fort Bridgor military reser-
vation in Wyoming. It contain* 10,b4l
acres, and will be open to settlement under
the homestead law.
Look* Like It iiioval.
Jefferson City, Mo., February 22.—The
house capitol resolution was also passed by
the senate. This resolution does not need
gubr rnatoria! appioval.
It looks like removal toSedalia.
AntUJ.-Hutt I.IIW IC«-p -}»l<iil.
Berlin, February 22.—The bill to repeal
the nnti-Je-uit law pitted the reichstag
amid cheers from the Catholic party.
Woman MifTnigf* I’asto*.
Sacramento. February 22.—The woman’s
suffrage bill passed the assembly of the state
For National Prohibition.
Washington. D. C.. February 21.—Repre-
sentative Blair introduced a resolution in
the house propo«ing an amendment to the
con*titution of the United States prohibiting |
the liquor traffic in tba United States. The
resolution >• introduced by ‘“request of the
s&asfflsa . £jgp-« ^ * w^-**-**.
NuUbttmMi I **"••“* - t
Washington. D. C„ February 22.—The
credentials of Thomas H. Curter, ao s nator
from Montana, beginning March 4, next,
were presented by Senator Powers, of Mon-
Senator Hoar criticized the manner of
making out the credentials, saying they
should l>e simp e and follow e-tablishcd
form . Senator Hour pointed out that tho
governor **f Montana recited in tho creden-
tial;- that he "commission d’’ Mr. Carter ns
senator, wh-rea-, said Senator Hoar, tho
governor has no more power to commission
the ^nator than he had to commituion the
Sultan of Turkey.
(lmndter Kxp<-ctMMii Extra Session.
Washington. D. C., February 22.—Senator
Chamber, criticizing the amendments to the
Indian bill, laid he considered an extra ses-
sion of coogres* iueviuble. Ho thought
this extra session would be mo*t desirable.
"I am most hopeful,” said Senator Chand-
ler, "that the president will call congress
together in extra sen-ion some time in April
or May. It will no doubt a>-ist in bringing
back the stabi'ityof the country to assemble
a republican congress: that congress will
undoubt dly take up the Nicaragua project
and pass a bill for the bubdirg of the canal,
not by n private corporate n. but by the
United States. I be ieve the n» xt house of
representatives will take steps3o bring about
the certain ultimate annexation of Hawaii.
Mi«ftonrt May Move.
Jefferson City, Mo., February 22.—The
lower house of the Missouri legi*lature. by a
vote of ffl to 40, ra*s d a joint resolution
accepting a proj osition fr m the city of
Seda ia for the removal of the state capitol
to that city upon the condition that Sedalia
erect state budding* to exceed in quality
and beauty th'«se now owned by the ►tale at
HMmiltott. N. Y , Di>*irnjMl.
Sybact'se. N. Y-, February 22.—The busi-
ness portion of the village of Hamilton,
has been entirely destroyed by firs.
Fully thirty plsoas of business were bumtdt
b to UwofM Uto low will mob 1(00,000.
\ Tl.e koiiNti* H'orks <ia Tfilrtl lUarilag.
luyaiA, February 35L—Tht following bill#
wero among tho*o i a**ad by tho ssaatai
Keusto bill No. tsr., by Hanator Hhearer. -
An ad to incrsase tbs duties of the board of
rnilr«<ad comm siionert, changing ih# asms
of •■ d boiiid, providing for the organisa-
tion of public warrbouseto, and lo rsguiaia
ihu warehousing, ins|eotioit and weighing
uf urn n in public warehouses
N.'imte loll N*» 'G, bv Senator hhsarar.
An act t«» prevent the uockaga of hogs, or
Hi* tnspaotion of hogs for thu pur|>os# *»f
lockage, tn any market or public stock yard
in tins stst**, and providing |*enalttsi there-
I h * lull by Hie toinniittee ou charitable
and |>enal institutions toeatnhlt*lt 14 reform-
atory nt Hutchinson was reported for psn-
■ g* by H10 coininittoe of lit* whole, and
alter the oouiuilttee arose was placed ou
third reading and panted under tho suepeti
•Ion 1 tb# 10 ##.
Veiintd bill No. Jl'i, by S**nitor Reilly.—
Alt act relative to 1 h* appointment of spe-
cial duputh's, uiatali'ils or |>o.ioumen by
sheriff*, mayors and other |M*reouaauthorised
by Inwr to tnak** such appointments.
Sennto lull No. |M|, by Senator Lmidis
An act providing f*»r tho levying of acouuty
tux for lit** support of the common achools
of tiie oouDlic*, and providing tor tha dtatri
I'Utum of lliu money raiami b> sai«l county
Senate bill No. 45», l»y Senator Junttior.
An net piovlding for Hu* inclosurn of cars,
cugllies tied iiiutoM used on street nil way
linue. providing p,*na ti**« for thn violation
of tin* provteions of Him act.
1 lin*i«Mints of Sf**H W *11 >«*t Work.
The lalmr situation tn New York involved
In the Driko of tho electrical workers, de-
clared on Monday, has mounted a grave as-
pect. The threat of calling a general strike
in Hie building trad re wne ill part carried
out when 75>) men employed ou two of tlie
bigg**! building enterprises in the city
threw down tiioir tools.
ill* w liking doiegatea Hirrnten to extend
Hie str ko •till further tf tho eight hour de-
mand 1* not conceded.
At 1 p. m. thu 4U) mon omployed mi the
new Ure-byterlan miseion nnd tlie 47) men
at work on tin* twenty two atory building of
the American Tract society, a* Spruce and
Nnraati stiectH, put on their coat* ami wuiked
quietly away. Uoutructora sturuitfil and
plrnded in vain.
Contractor* claim that there will t>*.* no
profit in iht.r current contracts, which are
heavy, if 14io union iDtnnnda are complied
with. Tl*vy also declare that the striker* arc
now iitxltt*- contract to give ninety dtys uu-
tice of ntw demand*, which they have nol
4’niintlcto Not 4 *no|o-ll**,4 to Iterwlxre.
Tofkra. Kan., February 23,—Tha counties
of Decatur, Shcrmon. I'ratt und Ellis have
wont their warrant* issued by the county
comtinasK'iiors to the state treasurer fur se-
curity for seed grain to l»o issued by the
htatctotlio jump e of western Kauras who
ar<* unable tu purclias* the antne.
L. H. Honrdalcy. county attorney of Rus-
soil ci.unty, has aaked the attorn*y g^ncrnl
if it is obl gntory on the part of the county
to accept the amount of mono) apportioned
b» it, Tho attorney general ha* wired Mr.
H< nrdslcy that Ih** matter of accepting the
nid was whully ut the option of the com-
missioners. Thu* indicates that the com-
nnaaioucrs of Huh oil county have decided
that their e* unty dot's not noed the amount
apportioned to it by the *t ite board of rail-
The commissioners nro bmily engaged in
sending out the nee s.*ary blanks for those
who desiro tho need gram to fill out and
rnako formal application.
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Tor Irrigation Experiments.
Washington, D. February 21.—The
United State* sennto ha* provid'd $25,00) to
be expended in making irrigation experi-
ment-* in tho and region* of Oklahoma,
Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas. As the
house passed this provision it was $15,000,
but tho senate has increased this to $25,000,
which jneets with the approval of the mem-
bers and senators from that section. In ths
event it passes, xvh ch appears almost cer-
tain, tho secretary of tho department of
agriculture has promised to apply the fund*
this year to experiments along tho lino of
► eientitic invest g >tum. It i* under*tood
that he will establish small station* in each
stuto and territory named in the bill and
make a test of tho feasibility of irrigation
fur each section of country.
Trying to Advance.
TrsiAGEK, Ai.a.. February 23.—'The fourth
annual sc sion of the Tuskngeo Negro con-
ference attracted to the Tuskngeo institute
500 representative* of the common masses,
mainly farmer.*, and many northern peo-
ple engng- d in school work in th? south.
The Gulf states a well as North and
South Carolina were represented.
The conference resolve! t > confine its at-
tention to tho acqu sition of 1 roperty, edu-
cation and character that lie withiu the
pow >r of the negro nnd ihemselve* to meet.
The moat interesting and encournging
feat uro of the conference was tho reports
allowing how thesa conference* are inspir-
ing 1 ho colcm-d people to stop mortgaging,
save money to buy laud, build better houses
and prolong tho school terms.
Tli'- State to Vote on I*.
The capitol removal In Missouri, ns passed
by the Missouri 1« g s uture, ia in tho form
of a resolution to submit the question of re-
moval to the voters of th? state at the elec-
tion of 18J40.
The matter to be voted on is an amend-
ment to tho constitution, nnd the re*olution
ha* a big hoi** in it, apparently. It first de-
c ores that "(he seat of government shall be
rein »ved from J offer* on and located at Se-
da in:” and then follows the provision that
Sedalia and township and the county "may”
making certain donations of grounds and
The AVorst Montli Com tug.
St. Johns, N. F., February 23.—The desti-
tution arising from the financial crisis is
increasing. In this city between C,000 and
7.000 persons nre regularly receiving relief.
The funds for this purpose are becoming
scarce and there i* nnothor month of real
hardship before the poor. The Hern d, by a
bread Inking contest, secured 1,030 1 olives*,
which it will distribute among the relief
committo \ Tin government has heretofore
been contributing $2,030 a week for tho ben-
efit of the poor, but this has now been w.th-
drawn. Thi* money was given to the cleri-
cal relief fund. Th* government intimates
its intention of blurting relief work.
Three St at* n in Deadlock.
Washington, D. C., February 23.—There
is much interest here over tho contest* in
Ur gon, Idaho nnd Delnw ra in the election
of United Stites saintor*. All thr estates
have been voting daily all winter and the
'session of tho legislature in two of them is
about to close. In Delaware there is ho
limit to the length <»f the session.
There is some hope* of an election in
Oregon, but in the two oth"r states ther.* is
no present indication of a break m the situa-
Defeated in th* Home.
Washington. D. C., February 23.—1 he
house devoted most of a day to the consid-
eration of tho senate amendment to tho
consular appropriation bill, appropriating
$500,000 for the construction of a cable to
the Hawaiian Inlands. Me-sr.*. Ryan, Bart-
lett and Sickles, demoeraers of New York,
spoke in favor of the amendment, which
was defeated by a vote of 144 to 152. The
bill wa* then sent to further conference.
Treaties With Herman Staten.
London, February 23.—A dispatch to tha
Times from Berlin says that at 'besitting of
the Economic Reform as-ociation a resolu-
tion was adopted declaring that the com-
mercial treaty of 1828 between Prussia and
th) United States and the other trestle* of
the United States with the various German
-tale*, were not binding on the empire,
which in future treaties must take better
precautions to safeguard its interest*.
No Longer Tied to N**w York.
Chicago. February 23.—The First National
bank of thi* city has perfected a plan to
transfer money among interior citie* with-
out having to have recourse to "New York
exchange.” The correspondent > of the bank
will receive and cash all drafts drawn by the
First Nt ion#1. Practically the plan is the
substitution of "Chicago exchange” for
"New York exchange.”
Cattle Men on the Atrip.
Guthrie, O. T., February 23.—The cattle-
men, who have dominated the Cherokee
strip for years, suffer® 1 a complete rout
in the lower house of the legislature in the
defeat of the free raDge laws and the enact-
ing of measures compelling Idem to keep
their herds within fenced enclosure*.
Old Olory Floats A to a*.
Auun. S. V.. February 2a.-Th«L»«Kwi
flag bill forbidding th-dupl.y of for.-ign
n«a< 00 public building, p r»J thi Malta
by a »ul, (»f HO to 6. R BOW (Mi to lb* fOT-
Both First and Second Places
Intporlanl hr h no I WslUltn-Msil* H«y«
Mie Is Pfset! llrHIshvito t ear 4 ongrrss
Hill Mol An 1‘roperty Masons
Dufan«| Him 4 hurt'll'a,
Emporia kwerpsllie EleM,
Topeka wita full of col lego siud#nt* on
Thum lay itlgiil's lrtiiiia(broughl a few ami
on Friday they came by dozcu«, scores ami
bundr#4* until by night folly l,MM aludtnU
tii.in KiH|Miria. Baldwin. Ottawa, Atuhtaon,
Lawfiuce. Haitna and Winfield were in tho
I'ullrgo >ell, and I'ollrgo etilore fill—I
I hey rume in nlli'iml Ihn twelfth aiinunl
cuiito.l ul the Stull! Mriifurlc.l *„ooleliuii.
which 1 tin tide, fIm Stale u»!»er»lly. Ileker
miivcnuly. IHtuwe univcr»lly. Sluta Sor.
mnl school, Coilfg# of Kinp*»ria, Konsa»
Wesleyan «»f Snlma, v*mH»we«t,*rn Kansas
college of Wmfipld nnd Wuahburn collego of
^ ri»« biggest fif'lrgntinn came from Km
I ona. 1 no«a who repr* sonti'd tho Normal
school wore o'tl gold ribbon and tlmss who
rapriRM'iilt'd thet'olli'ge *»f LmiHiria atreum*
< m c.f r« d 11111 while. Th<* Htnto university
ffinliiigunt wa* l»ul llllie Imhlnd in ntiin-
Im*ra. Tin* wall-known crimson was tho Kan-
sas university distinguishing color. Tha
Baker Undents wore mange, Ottawa, yel-
low; Washburn, bus; Kansas Wesley.111,
purpe unit old gold; Southwest Kansas,
The contest was held in Hie 4,rand opera,
house which at 8 o'clock was parked a* it
has never Ifceii pack'd liefore silica llio Iasi
contest a year ago.
Twenty minutes l*foro tho Imur set for
the exercises to i teg in every sent wu* filled
with entlm mats shouting in adyanc® tor
thetr respective orators. Knot* delegation •
aptcial effort w'Aa t*) drown tic* erte** of ail
th* others, ami the aggregstfd effect was
After tin- oration* wi re s|H»kan and while
thr awarding colliIflitt'**’ were lit tiioir duty
a riot occurred in which Washburn students
were tho aggressor*.
There was something of n light between a
party of Washburn Imya and a squad from
Kansas university. , .
When tlu decision was finally ready it
was almost impo*<iblo for tho president to
recuro tii* quiet necessary tu snnounco it.
Ilm announcement tiint Forest 'N» odside, of
tie* State Normal, hud won lln*t place was
the sign 111 for tho wildist cheering. 1 ho
Emporia delegation was a Ixg one ana it
had many Iri, mis who assisted in doing local
honor to their suecemful representative.
.1, A. San key. «>f tno to lego of Emporia,
wns awarded *• cond pikeo.
riillml(r,l f'spltal lleliind KwUllii.
Tho proposition lo romovo tho capital of
Missouri from Jofforsotn City toSedalia con-
tinue* to l« 1I10 chief topic of discussioa
in this city, rays a Sedalia dispatch. Tho
offer to provulo a capitol budding and other
stato building* free of co*t and donate them
to tho elate wns made advisedly and lifter
tho funds had been undoubted.y insured.
The much t fitted of syndicate, which Inis
(•eel) bnck of tho removal scheme, has as-
sumed a tangible form by tho incorporation
of the Commonwealth Land nnd Develop-
ment company with thu noiginal stock of
$11X1,00!). J. B. Quigley, president of the So-
duba Water Work# company, ih president
of the now company, and for himself ami
others hold* nearly all of the stock. It
ban been stated that thi* syndicato was com-
posed of (’hiengo capitalists, but this is un-
true. Tho stockholders nre all Missourians
and they arc backed by almost unlimited cap-
ital and nro prepared to provide buildings
and Inn I for state purposes when tho peo-
ple of tho state decide lo remove the capi-
tal to th s city. At a meeting of business
men and capitalists it was decided to effect
a capital removal organization, similar to u
board of trade, for Ills purpose of consider-
ing all propositions* that might be s uggested
nnd to provide the ways und mean* to secure
th? location of the capital hero. It wns also
arranged to invite the members of the leg-
islature to visit Sedalia in a body prior to
the final adjournment, on which occasion
they will be shown over the city and iu con-
hiiperlnt«*ii*l«*nl'* llleimlnl Report.
Topika. February 25.—Tho deficiency ap-
propriation for state printing having been
passed by th? legislature, the report of the
state superintendent for tho past two years
lira beru printed nml is being sent out.
The following statistical information with
regard to'he schools of Kansas will bo found
District* iu state . ...........
District clerks report inc
Population between 5 und 21 years
of age . .......................
Different pupils enrolled...........
Average daily attendance.........
Number teacher* employed.......
Teachers required to supply schools
Average salary of male teachers,
per month . .................
Average salary of female teachers.
Length of year, in weeks. .......
Average uumber of mills levied for
all school purposes................
Estimated value of school property.
including buildings and grounds. .$11,198,390
Number of buildings .......... n 3::.l
Number of si
!\»Ht of same.............. $2,0.5,4
mnt of school bonds issued. $230,020
________________ _ roi
Number of school hoi
Host of same.......
Amount of school bonds is
Bonded Indebtedness July 1
Number of persons examined —
The amount p * id for teacher* during the
year was $3,065,118.77. Paid for libraries
nnd other apparatus, $69,781.33. Tho total
paid out for all purposes w ia $4,438,449.61.
Tho balance in hands of the district treis-
Attack on ('luirclien R«l>uk*(l.
Grand Orator John H. Atwood, of Leav-
euworth, in the course of his annual oration,
delivered before tho Masonic grand lodge of
Kansas, in session in Topeka, passed some
rather severe strictures upon the church. At
the next day’s sersi ui formal protest wa*
made against the oration, and. after a heated
and protracted debu'.o, the obnnxiou* pro-
duction was ordered revised before it ap-
pear* in the lodge records. The Masonic
home fund, which was started two years ago
by levying a per capita assessment of $1.
was discontinued, and tho cash ou bund was
ordered transferred to the gem rul fund.
The amount transferred was about $40,OCX).
This settles for years the vox*d question of
establishing a Masons’ orphans’ I ome.
The following new officers of the grand
lodge were elected: Most worshipful grand
master. Joseph H. McCall. Wichita: deputy
grand master, Chib s C. Coleman, Clay Cen-
ter: grand, s nior warden. W. M. Shaver,
Wichita; grand junior warden, M. L. Stone,
Watnego; grand treasurer, Hubert E. Tor-
riugtdn, \\ ichitn; grand secretary, Albert
K. Wilson, Topeka.
Morn Loans Exp ot***!.
London, February 25.—The Statist says:
Tho high rate of inter®-t asked for the
United States loan is duo to tho belief fur-
ther loans will tie needed nnd if the presi-
aent refust's to borrow und congress does
not act properly gold will go at a premium
and disappear from circulation. This will
be foUow d by a panic in Wall street and
the money market business will bepuraly/ed
until the elections next year are over. Tho
irue remedy for the currency crisis is a loan
to call in and cancel the greenbacks.
(•urtitftn ('onlinercinl Council.
Berlin, February 25.—In the German
Commercial congress Dr. Von Boetricher
dwelt upon the vulue of commercial rela-
tions with other countries and pointed out
that they should pay attention to the con-
dition of husbandry in Germany. The con-
gress by an unanimous vote adopted a reso-
lution regretting the adoption by the Reich-
stag of the motion for an international
Killed s lick ctln.
Guthrie, O. T., February 25.—Mrs. M.
C. Taylor, a dressmaker, blew off the head
of William H. Harr if on with a shot gun.
She had app’ied for a divorce and the
ease wa* s-t. She claims her husband tiired
Harrison to shadow her and get evidence
against her. Harrison, she says, has dogged
her for weeks and entered her bouse. When
she ordered him out aud he refused to go,
she killed him.
National Industrial Leglou.
Kansas City. February 25.—The opening
seseion of the National Industrial legion, an
auxiliary of the populist party, was held in
this city. Paul Vanderrort, of Omaha, who
is commander of that organization, deliv-
ered hie annual address reviewing the work
of the past year. The session was taken up
principally with outline work.
Drew th* Line nn K-bel Lee.
Raleigh. N. C., February 25,—The houee
of representatives resolved to adjourn out of
leaped to the memory of Frederick Doug-
lass. A# it refused to adjourn on Las’s
Nm Vlenrfft »•* ImtuMrle# or Trad*
N#w York, February 30.-It «. Dun h
Co.’s Weekly Review of Trade says;
The surprising sueeeesof (he new loan and
the great conllJenoo It had given to luvaators
on both aides ot tho water, end to business
men here, encourage many to hope that It
may l« tlie twglninng of s real recovery. In
twenty two nimntus the subscriptions are
supposed to have i<*en at least five times the
smouiit of (he loud* offered and in two
hours at Loniion th*-y were twenty times the
amount there offered.
Ths Industries are not enlarging produc-
tion nor have prices of farm products Im-
I roved. But a rery Important source ot
npprehnnslon nnd hindranc* he*, for the
tune at leaat, 1*0*11 removed.
Wheat full to 5(1 cent* lust Keturday and
has recovered to 67, only a quarter below the
price a week ago. whdu coru. cotton and
pork are um*lisug<*d and hogs and lard ere a
»h«de lower. When receipts of wheel see
nearly as large as last yesr. though for tbrea
weeks about 40 |n*r cent smeller, owing to
Ihs storms. The oxnorts nro 11 little larger
than s year ago, end yet are not larg*.
Dealings in Iron nnd Its products ere mod
erato In volume with miiiii discouragement
in most branches.
Textile products shov few changes, but
those downward. Cottons are inci ting an
indifferent demand, and New York 4-4
bleached have bean reduced to 41 end ia
cheaper good* sod brown sheetings prices
are irregular. A better demand appears for
finer prints, hut fancy calicos are quiet and
there is an sversge r order business for
drees goods. In light woolen* the re orders
continue Inter than usual and the prelimi-
nary purcliii*ea of medium and low heavy
good* are larger Hum n year ago, some mills
having bus in* m until April, wltlls in ths
h'gher grades there is mors promising de-
mand. The termination of a strike nt I'hll-
ndelpbin ests more carpet mills to wurk and
the demand is fair, while in drees goods
little is doing. Sales ot wool at tho chief
markot* in three weeks of February were
16,722,060 pound*, against 18,010,800 two
't in* failures for the pant week wero 302 in
tha Unit* d state*, against 288 last year, nnd
id Canada 36. against M last year.
Tti« l*r» ■blvnl t srs Yato Power.
The president sent to congress three vet#
m'*v» .gi*a. One vetoed i* a house bill to in-
corpora!*) the Society of American Florists,
Ou thi* bill (lie president comment* as fol-
lows: "No Aiifflcient reason is apparent for
the incorporation of thisorgnnixatton under
federal laws. Then* is not flic least diffi-
culty tn the way of accomplishment under
atnto law* by Him incorporators named In
tho bill of evury purport which can legiti-
mately Ix long to thu r corporate uxistoncc.
Tbs orvarioQ of such a corporation by a
special net of congress * st ibli«he* a vein-
t ou*, troublesome precedent. There ap-
pear* to be no limit in tho bill to tho real
nnd personal properly which the proposed
corporation may hold, if acquired hy dona-
tion or bequest. The limit of $50,(DO applies
only to property acquired by purchase.
Another veto bill waa one authorizing tho
Kntisn** f’ify. Oklahoma A* Pacific Railroad
company to construct nnd o|>ernte a railway
through the Indian reservation in the In-
dian Territory and tho territories of Okla-
homa nnd New Mexico
The third vetoed bill granted a pension
to Hirnm B. Rhea, who*o name, the presi-
dent say*, wa* removed from tho pension
roll* after he had fraudulently received a
pension for nearly twenty-two years, ami
the president calls attention to a letter writ-
ten in 1892 by ths commissioner of pension**
denouncing Hhon's claim n*a hnrofncod nnd
impudent fraud supported by deliberate
perjury. The facts established by nn inves-
tigation, Mr. Cleveland nay*, chow that
when injured Rhea was a very disreputable
member of n band of armed rebels and waa
wounded by Union soldiers.
Klukitpon him! I'oKmWiitninlu Lunds.
The United States nenuto in committee of
tho whole adopted provision* to bo embraced
iu tho Indian appropriation bill for the sup-
port and [education of 500 Indian pupils at
Ha.hkcll institute. Lawrence. Kau., nt $107
each par year, $86,500, of which $2,000, being
nn increase of $’.00 oxer tho house bill, goes
to the superintendent nnd $1,000 forgenerul
repairs; to purchase lands in the Indian
Territory for the absent Wyandotte Indians,
$6,000, the secretary of the interior boing
authorised to employ R. B. Armstrong, of
Kansas City. Kan., to make the purchase at
a fee of (600; authorizing tho salo of tho
remnant of th • Pottawulomio reservation in
Jackson county. Kan., ond tho Kicknpoo
reservation in Brown county, Kan., nt not
loss than the appraised value, and not less
than $6 per acre, nt tho Topeka land office,
nt public sale to the highest bidder, the
terms to be one fourth of the purchase price
nt the time of snle, and one-fourth at inter-
val* of •* year, with interest at 6 per cent;
every Kicknpoo child who has not hereto-
fore been allotted lands to bo allotted eighty
Th*» Plumb Estate Su d.
A bill in equity hats been filed in the dis-
trict court nt Washington, by Arthur E.
Hntemnn, Duuglaws Grien and Jninoi A.
Garner, assignees, vs. the widow nnd heir/
at-Inw of the late Senator Preston B. Plumb,
of Kansas. The case grows out of an agree-
ment to which the senator is alleged to have
been a party for the construction of a rail
road from Portsmouth to Hicksford, Vn.,
• the line of which was afterwards extended)
to which Plumb became liable for certain
obligations to reimburse Bateman and Grien
for advances made. Petitioners as*ert that
they did pay out for Plumb $180,000 ovei
and above all repayment and credits tc
which he was entitled, tho whole amount of
which is still due. Other transactions prior
1o September 18, by which further money
are alleged to bo due are also mentioned ir
the petition. A receiver of the late senator'i
«•* nte. which is alleged to cons st of valu
able real estate in the District of Columbia
is H*kud for pending the determination oa
Fur Six N>xy Judges.
The conference committee of tho Kansas
senate and house, appointor! to adjust tho
differences between the two house) on
Senator Dillard’s appellate court bill, fin-
ished their conference and reported to their
respective houses. Tho bill ns reported
back by the conferees is in the nature of a
compromise. The appellate judges are to
bo appointed by the governor, but they aro
to bo three republicans, two populists and
one democrat. Topeka also gets the loca-
tion of the court for tha east district of the
northern division. These nro the most im-
portant change*. The conferees on the
part of the senate wero Senators Dillard,
Brown and Dennison.
Topeka, February 26.—The (date board of
railroad commis ioners has advertised for
bids for furnishing seed grain to the farmers
of western Kansas. The board has decided
to limit its purchases to one car from each
individual or firm.
It is estimated that to supply tho demand
Im re will bo required the following quanti-
ties of the different seed :
Corn, 30,000 bushels: barley, 20,000 bush-
eU; oats 4').(JOO bushels; sorghum, 20,000
bushe's; kaffir, 4.000 bushels; potatoes, 25,-
JOO bu-helf*; millet, 10.000 bushels; broom
corn, 5,000 bushel*; alfalfa, 500 bushels.
New Minister to Mexico.
The president sent to the senate the nomi-
nation of Matt W. Ransom, of North Caro-
lina, to be envoy entraordinary and minis-
ter plenipotentiary of the United States to
The entire democratic delegation from
Wisconsin went to the White house to present
the petition of General Bragg for the
Mexican mission. It is understood from
a member of the delegation who was pre-
sent that Mr. Cleveland expressed hia regret
at his inability to com ply with their request.
Immediately after the nomination was
received, the nomination was taken up and
confirmed by the unanimous vote of the
Election of Chief Spell Binder*.
At the business meeting of the State Ora-
torical association, held in Topeka, there
were sixteen delegatee present, two Tor each
co'lege in the association.
The following officers were elected for the
coming year: (.'resident, A. A. Parker, of
Winfield college; vice president, Charles
Lease, of Kansas university. Lawrence;
secretary and treasurer, E. M. Fowler, of
J. A. Sankey. of Emporia, becomee the
first delegate to the inter-tate contest at
Monmouth, III., in May, by reason of his
holding second place in the contest G. W.
Plummer, of the State normal, was made
second delegate, and C. A. McGaw, of Wash-
Koiie Hu Spoken.
Fodtland, Ore., February 26.—In pursu-
ance of ths rec?nt pap-il encyclical regard-
ing secret societies, Bishop Jangcr, of Wash-
ington, haa issued an official pastoral letter.
In the brgioning the document snye: '‘Rome
h s spoken : the care is settled.’*
The hi*hop says: **The church by her
very nature cannot allow her members to
join any orKMS*)ioii with the aims and ot>-
j cts of wH*W9Im is unacquainted. The
church cannot approve or*anction anything
that has the character of proteatantism about
it, though she lovea and ynrna for tha soul
of the individual protectants.”
Hrliifc- comfort ««<• lm|»rovcmrnt mnl
to wntoiml enjoyment when
rightly uwii, The mnny. who lire Iiet’
tcrtlmn other.(toil enjoy life more, with
h'M< rsponditure, hy more promptly
lelitpliiiK the world'll i.'»t product, to
the need, of phv.ienl Im-Iiik. will ulte.t
the vulue to lieiilth of the pure liquid
limitin' principle, embraced i" the
remedy, *yrup of Fig.
It. excellence i» due to tlu preediting
In the form most acceptable and pletu*-
unt to the taitc, the refreshing and trul—
beneficial properties of a |.;rfcct lux
nilvo; effectually cleaning tho system,,
di-iN'Iliug colds, headaches und lever*
und permanently curing ciflstipi'tlon.
It lias given sHti.fm lion to millions and
met with the approval of the mcfltf"*'
profession, liecau-e it acta on tln/rvhl-
ncys, Inver and Howcl. without weak-
ening llic/n und it Is perfectly free from
every objectionable sulistam*.',
"yrup of Figs is for sal'' hy all drug*
oi.ta in 60c and *1 Imltlcs, but It i» man-
ufactured by the California big hyrup
t'o. only, wins*' name is printed on every
package, also .......lime, Syrup of Pigs,
and liciiig well informed, you wiU not
accept any substitute if offered.
Koreeolllnt.lt.- Kirsl l.iltle (llrl: Your
INtn is iiwful cross. Stcoinl l.illte tllrl
npologrticnlly i: lie us. il tu In* till elcrsl*-'l
-nilroed guard.—Street A Smith's r-e.i
II Ih well known thill ci'i’liiln ruga
Ponds ............tiling heller, I'HpecInll.v
when the cold weal her conic* oil, tlinn
to lie nrreaied and locked up. lu order
that they nuiy be inkeii cure of for n
One of 'his fraternity Hiieceoded In
getting hlnis.'lf nrvi'Nled for vagrancy,
anil on the way to the lockup lie was so
much overjoye.' hy the prospect of not
having to sice,, lu the ..pen uir that lie
behaved sonic what boisterously.
"Keep ,|u!el!" threatened the police
man; "If you don't I'll let you go!".
li Is said that the ride from ('1101110*
to (Senoa Is the iim;st railroad Journcy
In the world.
I’asslng of the Shako.
The shako, or soldier's hut. Is alncmt
a thing of tho post in <!u> French army.
Poor, bid Proud.—Mr. Slimpurso: Como,
it's tiino we started for Mrs. " ayup's roc*i| -
.ion. If wu hurry we can catch flic next car.
My gracious! Why lire you streaking your
wraps with mud 1 Mrs. Slimpurso: To
make it look us if wc Im.l come in n cur
riuge.—New York Weekly.
I could nol get along without Pint's Curo
for t onsuniptum. It ulwuys euros.—Mus.
E. C. Moll.ios, N ecu ban I, Mo--., Oct. —, '!I4.
Discrimination.—Weo Pel: Kiltydoosn'l
liko my dollie. Mauiuin: Wliy do you think
so? Wo,* Pel: W'cn I pul 'er in Dollio’s
lap sl.o doesn't purr a bit.—Street A Smith's
Automatic Fire Plxtlngulsher.
A new method of extinguishing fires
by means of an automatic chemical
process Is proposed anil tests have been
mnde In which tho Inventor claims
to have proved the vulue of his device.
Jte argues that if the oxygen eau lie
dispelled from the atmosphere com
bustlon will he arrested uud tho fire
Immediately die out. An Insulated
wire is run In the celling of a room
nnd eounectcd to it thermostat. YY’hen
the temperature of the room rises to
a certain point ubove the normal, say
105 degrees Fahrenheit, an alarm hell
Is sounded nnd the wire Is parted.
This sets free a number of weights
arranged at set Intervals, which fait,
on small vials of chemically prepared
solution. Tills disengages a gas thut
forces oxygen from the room through
valves fixed for the purpose. As soon
us the oxygen is forced out the valves
swing hack into place nnd the room be-
comes airtight. The lire Is extinguish-
ed nt once, but twenty minutes Is nl-
lotved before pure air Is admitted, nnd
the Idea is to connect tho wires run-
ning to the various apartments in a
large building in the general office, so
tliat when the alarm is sounded the
fire is instantly located. A special ar-
rangement Is nlso provided hy which
all windows tliat might he opened at
the outbreak of a fire nro immediately
closed when tlie thermostat Indicator
reaches the warning point.
The Fijians believe that in ease a
marriageable youth or maiden dies
without having gone through with the
elaborate nuptial knotting ceremony
of the islands Ills or her soul Is doomed
to wander about forever In nn Immedi-
ate region between heaven and hel).
YV’hen anyone dies—man, woman, or
child—a whale's tooth Is placed In the
hand of the corpse, the missile to be
thrown nt tlie tree which stands as a
guide-post to point out tlie road that
leads to heaven nml tlie one that leads
A SURQEON’S KNIFE
incurable without cutting^ tSc
Triumph of Conservative Surgery
is well illustrated by the fact that
PI1DTIIPP or Breach is now radi-
l\Ur 1 LI\L catty cured without the
knife and without paiu. Clumsy, chaf-
ing trusses can be thrown away ! They
never cure but often induce iiiflamma-
tiou. strangulation and death.
T| lMORQ Ovarian, Fibroid (Uterine)
1 UiHVixo and many others, are now
removed without the perils of cuttiug
PILE TUMORS, K^tTL'aTd
other diseases of the lower bowel, are
permanently cured without paiu or re-
sort to the knife.
CTAMp in the Bladder, no matter
*^* "*"*■* how large, is crushed, pul-
verized. washed out and perfectly re-
moved without cutting.
QTBirTi IDP of Urinary Passage is
OI lUV I UI%C also removed without
cutting iu hundreds of cases. For pam-
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send 10 cents Hu stamps) to world's Dis-
pensary Medical Association, 663 Main
Street. Buffalo. N. \*.
aud those soon to be-
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dangers to both
mother and child, by
aiding nature in pre-
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for parturition. /
Thereby " labor ”1
and the period ofl
greatly shortened. It also promotes the
secretion of an abundance of nourishment
for the child.
Mr*. Dora A. Gcthrif. of Oakky. Overton Ch.,
writes: ** When I began taking Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription. I was not able to
stand on my feet without suffering
stand on my feet without suffering almost death.
Now X do all my housework, washing, cooking,
aewing and everything for mv grimly of eight. I
am stouter now than I have been in six year*.
Your • Favorite Prescription • is the best to take
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