The Enid Echo. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 8, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 11, 1901 Page: 2 of 4
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THE ENID ECHO.
J. R. DGLWILER, Ed. £ I'ub.
D, OK LA.
OKI.AIKIM A AND INDIAN TKBKUUllV
A 25-foot business lot in Woodward
has been sold for 82,(HM).
Governor Seay recently sold land just
touth of Kingfisher for 830 an acre.
Calvin Hill, an ex-rough rider, is a
candidate for the Pawnee postoflice.
The farmers of Custer county met at
Arapahoe on December 5 and organized
a farmers' institute.
There were 976 tracts of agricultural
college lands leased to 950 bidders.
The leases net 891,000.
iThe voters of a number of Oklahoma
counties have turned down propositions
for county high schools.
The Choctaw railroad is preparing to
j*un four passenger trains daily between
Oklahoma City and 101 Reno.
Fire from locomotives destroyed 75
itons of hay south of Curtis, O. T., to-
gether with other property.
A Kock Island corps of surveyors are
running a line parallel to the C. O. A:
JJulf, from El Reno to Oklahoma City.
11. S. MeGuire, assistant 1". S. attor-
ney at Guthrie, is sick and has gone to
Kansas City to take treatment in a
The world's average for cotton lint
per acre is 109 pounds. This year's
crop iu Oklahoma shows 190 pounds
A postoffiee has l ecn established at
Roosevelt, Kiowa county, O. T., and
Joseph I). Lichlider appointed post-
The Oklahoma delegates to the na-
tional live stock association at Chicago,
are \V. E. Campbell, Apache; A. A.
Tandy, Woodward, and Ellison Carrell;
There is, in Roger Mills county, an
almost united plan to change the chief
industry from cattle to hog raising.
Large areas will be planted to alfalfa
in the spring.
William H. Luckey, the man at Keil
who is said to have shot his wife, but
who says his wife shot hiiu, is said to
be one of the men who helped capture
John McFall, night watehman of
Medford, stooped over while sweeping
a room, his revolver fell to the floor
and was discharged, the bullet going
through his ankle.
Thero Is speculation as to what Gov-
ernor Ferguson will do in the matter of
(the Southwestern normal, but as the
case is in the courts it is thought prob-
able that he will not interfere.
It is believed the grand jury in Judge
liurford's court will take action upon
the judge's charge to them in that mat-
ter. and indict the express companies'
men for receiving quails for shipment.
Governor Jenkins' report shows that
Kay county lands sold within the year
brought the largest average price,
*33. 50 per acre. Garfield county is
second, with an average price of land
sold of 822.75.
The meeting of the Oklahoma stock-
men at Wichita will be marked by some
unusual features. In addition to the
regular business of the association,
there will be special sales of live stock,
riding and roping contests, and visits
to the packing houses during the after-
Horace Speed, upon his return to
Guthrie says that the president said to
Mr. Curtis that he did not attribute
any intentional wrong to Governor
Jenkins, but considered his act in the
sanitarium matter as an error. Mr. j
Speed says this is the general sentiment
The law prohibiting the trade in
cigarettes in Oklahoma is said to be a
Luther E. Potter, of Rose, Kansas,
has been appointed as farmer at the
I'onea Indian school.
A daughter of Governor Joseph,
"Big Hill Joe," the first governor of
the Osages, who is well remembered in
Seuthern Kansas, is married with Peter
Red Eagle, a prominent young Indian
of the tribe. Twenty-four horses, a
buggy, harness and many other articles
were exchanged for the bride.
The towns of Hobart and Lawton
have an enterprising line of merchants
as shown by the columns of the papers
Frank Sucneram, whose farm is south
of Waukomis, realized from his potato
crop at the rate of $105 an acre, ami his
sweet potatoes brought a rate of 887.50
Governor Ferguson was, in his youth,
a Methodist preacher, but left that
work to attend the Kansas state nor-
:inal from which he engaged in school
I The sheriff chained a train to the
(track at Parkersburg, O. T., until a
judgment of 870.00 was satisfied. The
treasurer of the road was on the train.
An Osage Indian living at the mouth
of Salt Creek, 3)4 miles north of Ral-
ston, while digging a well struck a two-
foot vein of coal at the depth of about
Governor Ferguson was appointed be-
fore a call was sent him to go to Wash-
ington. It was the president's choice
without solicitation or backing dele-
Mr. Kincaid, of Guthrie, has on ex-
hibition some nice strawberries picked
on the first day of Deeember.
Hrinton township, Pottawatomie
county, tried to get the county to fix
its sand roads and failed. The town-
ship and volunteer work of the people
has put the sand under. The roads are
graded into a g«>od shape so that they
will shed water and then a thick sur-
face of clay is added. There has been
several bad rains, it is stated, and yet
these roads remain like asphalt pave-
linents in tb* rough.
<*>il men are still flocking to Red Fork
from all parts of the country.
The treaty bill is in danger of being
defeated in the Cherokee legislature.
Three bears were killed by hunters
near Spiro, 1. T., and shipped to Fort
Santa Fe survej'ors have reached
Owasso, to lay ont the line from Tulsa
to Red Fork.
Tulsa has another gas gusher with a
strong flow. It is to be used for burn-
ing vitrified brick.
Colonel Dority, of Ada, I. T., has
been appointed to a position in the
Norfolk navy yards.
IJoth houses of the Cherokee legisla-
ture passed the bill providing for ap-
pointment of revenue collectors.
Z. T. Burton, a brother of Senator
Burton, succeeds the latter as legal
representative of the Chickasaw nation.
It is said that the contract will be
let immediately to extend the Choctaw
railroad from Hartshorne, 1. T. to
One hundred Choctaws camped west
of Wilburton to select delegates and
raise funds to send them to Washington
to protest against changes in territorial
Two more lar^e coal companies have
been organized to operate at Tulsa.
Tests which have been made show veins
of coal of fine quality ami of 4 to 7 feet
Mrs. Olive Martin, prominent in the
Grand Rebekah assembly of Indian
Territory, while temporarily insane,
killed herself with a revolver. This
occurred at Vinita.
A switch engine, while running back-
ward at Ross Swich, near Wagoner,
I. T., left the rails and Engineer J. L.
Hutchinson and Brakemun Johnson
were instantly killed.
Judge Sanborn, in the federal court
at South McAlester, decided that after
the Indians are voters they will still be
wards of the government, and that it
will still be a crime to sell them whisky.
Suits are being brought against par-
tics who are mining in the Cherokee
nation without the authority of the
secretary of the interior. The offense
is punishable by a fine of 81,000 and
forfeiture of all improvements.
Claims are being prepared by the
Delawares for a division of the Munsee
Indians' funds among the Delawares
who are of Munsee descent. The claim
is based upon the agreement made when
the Munsees were adopted into the
The Frisco extension from Red Fork
to Muskogee is expected to be made
very soon. Creek allottees have been
notified to file their claims for right of
way. When the line is built it is pro-
posed to operate trains out of Sapulpa
Parties representing a German colony
have secured options on from 40,000 to
50,000 acres in Greer county. The plan
of the colony is to locate 1,000 farmers
on 40 acres each. There are those that
l elieve that the colony is a myth and
that the options are being secured by a
Attorney General Horace Speed went
to Washington to confer with the de-
partment of justice concerning the
negro question in the new counties.
Mr. Speed received letters from negroes
who had been threatened in the new
country by people telling them that
they must leave the new country and
their claims on account of their color.
The reply of the United States attorney
was right to the point, saying that ho
would prosecute every case where there
was evidence. Hut few negroes have
been compelled to leave their claims;
the report of 100 such cases is not true.
A line of action will be determined
upon by the department.
The full blood Cherokees held a meet-
ing at Tahlequah and notified the
Dawes commission they would not enr
The Cherokee relief bill has been
passed and signed and seat to the presi-.
dent for approval. This is expected to
furnish a per capita payment of about
Steve and Lige Grason, brothers,
quarrelled, and Steve shot Lige and
killed him. The brothers are Creek
Indians and the tragedy occurred at
The Choctaw-Chickasaw conference
completed an agreement on essential
features of a new treaty, which will be
gone over by the Dawes commission,
and if accepted the document will be
sent to Washington for ratification.
Senator Morgan has introduced a
bill in the senate appropriating 8',?,500
of Cherokee funds for the erection of a
monument to Sequoyah, who invented
the Cherokee alphabet If the bill
passes the balance will be raised by
subscription and the shaft will be erect-
ed in the capital square In Tahlequah.
Oklahoma won the national banner
at the recent \V, C. T. IT. convention
for making the greatest addition to her
membership th«J past year.
The Creeks are extremely impatient
to receive their deeds from Washing-
ton; except the Crazy Snake band who
are all opposed to the deeding of allot-
Solomon Hotcina, the educated Cboc-
taw, who killed two women whom he
believed had bewitched his family, has
been convicted of murder and sentenced
to life imprisonment.
The principal chief of the Cherokee
nation sent the following nominations
to the senate: Ned MeKav, auperln-
tendantof Cherokee colored high school;
liluford llousborg. superintendent of
Cherokee insane asylum. The nomina-
tions were con firmed.
Governor Ferguson was given a royal
farewell when he started for Washing-
ton on the 3nd. The Watonga ban'
and glee club, with 300 citizens, went
with him as far as Geary, where a r
oeption was given him with great en
THE MAID OF
Story of the Rome^rvtic
Age in England.
By JOSEPH HATTON.
"Then lay it to heart," said Foster;
"It is likely to be my last!"
"You're beginning to weary me with
your growls and threats."
"Growls, not threats," Foster re-
plied. 1 never threaten In the sense
"And what is my Idea of threats?"
"The same as most of your other
"And what are they like?"
"Like yourself, handsome and unre-
"I admit the first charge, because I
cannot help It; 1 did not make my-
"Nor I," said Foster.
"If you had—well, never mind that.
In what respect am I unreliable?"
"In every respect; ask the women
whom you know; ask the men you
profess to lead."
"Oh, am I really a leader?"
"Ditson, Jones, Wild, and the rest
"Look here, Dick, you have had ev-
ery penny we have made since June. I
am hard up. We have both borrowed
from Isaacs; you have borrowed from
"Well, who put money into your
purse and enabled you to lend? I will
not ask you to reply. I will admit a
certain laziness of late—a holiday, If
you like; but I will have no more of
your scurvy tempers, Andy, do you
"What the devil is the name of this
traveling bank of yours, this Midas
In disguise, this argosy on the high-
"Bellingham," Foster answered In a
"Tall, sinewy, with strong hands,
clean-cut Jaw, iron-gray hair? He is
in the house."
"He came from the hack and went
into the bar as Tom showed us up the
Dick Parker had many accomplish-
ments, and they gave him power as
the chief of the enterprising company
of gentlemen, whose headquarters
were In the metropolis, and whose op-
erations were on the merry English
He was a gentleman by birth and
education. His family had come over
with the Conqueror. One of his an-
cestors had sat in the House of Lords,
but had lost title and estates for re-
bellious conduct. Another had been
hanged for piracy on the high seas.
On the other hand, there was a bish-
op in his family, and his sister had
married a Spanish Don. He had a
wonderful faculty of observation, was
quick In resource, generous, fearless,
and had never taken a life, except
once. In a duel that was forced upon
He had danced with the Duchess,
whose party he had afterwards
stopped and robbed on the way to
Bristol. He had taken a big purse on
Blackheath and gone straight to the
swell taverns in St. James' street upon
which the present aristocratic clubs
rest their foundations, and doubled it
or lost it at cards. He had been the
most apparently timid of inside pas-
sengers in the York coach, and at a
favorable moment made the rest of
the passengers prisoners, while Foster
had ridden up and dominated guard
and driver with his pistols. His es-
capades and triunjphs were themes of
admiration at a shady hostelry with-
in the sound of Bow bells, where a
few choice spirits, his friends and
companions, met as members of a club
of Merchant Venturers.
"Supper," said a thick voice at the
door, after the owner of the voice had
struck the timber a strong hard blow
necessary to make an impression upon
the ears of those within.
"Right!" said Foster.
"Do you feel better?" Dick asked.
"I am hungry," Foster replied.
"After supper I am going into that
little room, the bar parlor," said Dick.
"No incivilities mind."
"Let us go up to supper," Foster re-
plied with no signs of better humor.
"I am not joking. Andy."
"I understand, and 1 mean busi-
it was a capital supper. Old Mor-
ley himself placed the first dish on the
They supped In the general room,
which was furnished in old mahog-
any. The sideboard was brilliant
enough in its polish for a looking-
glass. There was a white cloth upon
it. On the cloth there were two great
bowls of celery, a Cheshire cheese, a
sirloin of beef, a Yorkshire ham and
a white loaf of bread.
"The supper consisted of a Joint of
stuffed chine and a dish of partridges
done to a turn, and with the most sav-
ory bread sauce that epicure could de-
At another table In the room was a
gentleman whom Dick had already
christened Bellingham. He was sup-
ping upon a hot stew of some kind,
and the light fell generously from a
couple of wax candles upon a starry
cut decanter of sherry. The stranger
eyed the other travelers curiously, and
Dick talked to his friend of their es-
cape through the French cruisers
somewhere in the Mediterranean, and
otherwise made himself and Foster
out to be very worthy and very loyal
After supper Dick asked the land-
lord if he ami his friends might crack
another bottle of Madeira in his snug-
gery, or smoke a pipe, or otherwise
make themselves at home, being trav-
elers who had not seen Eugland for
some years owing to the wars break-
ing out in countries with which they
were trading as British merchants.
Morley, hoving consulted his niece,
gave his consent, and upon the little
table In the inner bar, Mary placed
koine fruit with the wine, and a dish
of fresh walnuts, and she hovered
about the parlor all the time they sat
and chatted, and uncorked a couple of
her uncle's best Madeira; for Mary
had extra duties on the night in ques-
tion, otherwise she might have sat by
the fire and Joined in the conversation.
The bowling club members had held
their usual weekly meeting, and,
scenting the first frost of the season,
had made it an excuse for mulled ale
and egg sherry; so that Mary was
busy with the flush of her various re-
sponsibilities on her bright cheery
face. She looked in Dick's eyes more
lovely than he had even at first
thought her. He could not keep his
eyes away from her, and he thought,
being accustomed to conquests among
women, that she was not displeased
with his undisguised admiration.
"Your daughter?" he said, Morley
having spoken to Mary about the
"My niece," said Morley, "and the
best and bravest girl in Yorkshire."
"Or in any other shire, I am sure,"
"And you may say that, I believe,"
said the landlord.
"You will excuse the admiration of
travelers who have seen none but for-
eign wenches for five years," said
Dick; "it does one's heart good to see
such a picture of health and beauty as
your niece. What did you call her?"
"Mary," said Morley. "Mary Lock-
wood is her right name. She was my
sister's child, God rest her, who lies
with her good man in the KUkstall
churchyard this ten years."
"And so you took charge of her and
became a second father to her?"
"That is the truth, whoever may
have made it known to you," said Mor-
"Many guests in the house?" asked
Foster, looking in an opposite direc-
tion from the person addressed, as
was his wont.
"No; York coach went through with
full complement of passengers, but
none got down, and she don't change
horses till she gets to Harrogate. Be-
yond yourselves and 'Squire Belling-
ham, a married couple from Derby,
and Harry Dunstan, who fishes the
Aire every autumn, we have nobody
in the house; not as we have accom-
modation for many more, not laying
ourselves out for much custom in that
"'Squire Bellingham!" said Foster,
touching Dick with his boot.
"Well, we call him 'Squire, 'cause
his father before him was 'Squire in
these parts and farmed most of the
land; hut his son—well, he's more of
a merchant than a squire, for that
matter. He does business in wool and
is a bit of a broker in a way, and a
rare good gentleman, and strong. He
once had a quoit match with my Mary,
I forget how many yards, thinking to
get the betetr of her by distance and
weight, but I won ray bet—I tell you
I won It, and he give lass a new gown
into the bargain."
Old Morley chuckled at the remem-
brance of Bellingham's discomfiture,
adding: "But he bore no malice, not
he; he is a gentleman, 'Squire Belling-
"Does he live hereabouts, 'Squire
Bellingham?" asked Foster.
"He do, and he don't," said Morley.
"Do, and he don't," repeated Foster
in his morose, grumpy fashion.
"A traveler may be said to live In a
good many places, I reckon," said
Morley, evidently thinking he had
said something clever.
"That is true," said Foster.
"For instance, take yourself."
"I live in London," said Foster.
"Of course you do, except and per-
adventure when you live in some good
old hostelry on the road—such, for in-
stance, not at the same time desiring
to be arrogant, as the saying is; such
for instance, and peradventure, as the
Star and Garter."
"You say true," answered Foster
stolidly. "I make no doubt the 'squirp
is well content with the Star and
"The 'Squire is not well content
with anything," Morley replied. "The
'Squire is as warm as warm can be,
and yet he will go on laying up
riches; the 'Squire is continually on
the road; he buys in this market, he
sells in the other; he is partner in the
bank at Leeds; he buys cattle; he sells
wool; and he has one of the finest
houses hereabouts; and best servants,
a groom as can have no equal; but be-
ing a bachelor, he Is restless like; and
must have occupation, as he says;
though, mind you, he don't care for no
occupation in which there hain't good
sale and barter, and the like; though
there is no more charitable 'Squire in
"And a brave man to boot, I hear
"If you mean brave in the sense
that he neither fears heaven nor hell,
because he is a good man, and has no
reason to; if you mean that he makes
no account of highwaymen and the
like, if you mean that he is ready to
back his opinion with his money on
any question—why 'Squire Belling-
ham is a brave man; but if you agree
with me In thinking that to be prop-
erly brave you should also be cau-
tious, then I think we shall come to
the conclusion that the 'Squire is not
brave In the right way, but rash-
rash. Bir, reckless, decidedly reck-
"In what way is he reckless?"
"In riding alone and sometimes at
nightfall with large sums of money
in his possession, with gold and notes
In his belt or what not. These are
perilous times, sir, when the roads are
Infested with men from the wars, who
went to fight only for the fun of It,
and who, being at home again and out
of employment, are ready to fight
their own countrymen, aye, and to
slay them for that matter, for the sake
of a booty ever so small—yes, sir,
ever so small." .
"But the Squire is well armed, of
"You never spoke mors truly; ,
armed to the teeth, as the saying Is;
armed back and front, and mounted
on a horse that can talk—yes. air,
talk! I'll be bound that 'Squire Bell-
ingham's groom has had many an In-
telligent conversation with William,
as was bred and broke on the 'Squire's
"Then he need, of course, have no
fear, the 'Squire." said Foster, beating
his boots with his whipstock. "Your
highwayman is no fool; I suspect he
knows who he is attacking. I have
ridden over nearly every highway in
England, and it is well known that I
carry barkers that bite like the devil,
and if any unfortunate ruffian had
had the hardihood to stop me he
would not live to stop any other hon-
Had not Dick Parker been quietly
engaged in a conversation with Mary
he would have put a spoke into the
conversational wheel of Mr. Foster.
It was well agreed in the company to
which they belonged that Foster had
no social gifts; that the less he said
the better under any circumstances;
but he plumed himself upon having
drawn the landlord of the Star and
Garter, though he had not added one
iota of information to that already in
the possession of his chief and him-
If Mr. Morley had been as good a
judge of character as he was of a glass
of Madeira or had he been a man of
ordinary observation, he would hardly
have been as friendly and confidential
in his conversation with Foster as he
was with the other stranger guest,
Mr. Richard Parker.
But Morley, when he got the oppor-
tunity, liked to hear himself talk, and
Foster was very willing to give him
all the opportunity he could desire,
and also to put in a word or two him-
self. It was well for Foster that Mor-
ley was as weak as he was good-na-
tured, otherwise he might have sus-
pected his guest's calling—this gentle-
man, who wished it to be understood
that he lived in London, had much
more the cut of a freebooter than a
merchant; had much more the appear-
ance of a man to attack than to be at-
Foster had no redeeming qualities;
Parker had several. Foster was a
thick-set, colorless-looking person. He
had strong, heavy hands, long arms,
big feet, and a hard, rasping voice.
He was popular with those gentlemen
who met now and then at that shady
tavern in London, because he was a
man of his word. He never went back
on anything he said or promised. His
persistence, his capacity to creep
where he could not walk to his quar-
ry, his delight in his work, his phys-
ical strength, made him next in im-
portance, if not next In popularity, to
(To be continued.)
THE MARCH OF PROGRESS.
It Han Been Marvelous During the Life-
time of Those Now Living.
Attention is called by The Electri-
cal Review to the fact that strangely
near to all of what Is called modern
progress has been accomplished not
only within the lifetime of men not
very old, but well within the memory
of such men. Seventy years ago sci-
entists had little more knowledge of
electricity and its practical uses than
did the mass of the people, and the
lightning rod was the beginning and
end of real attempts to control the
mysterious force. It took nearly a
week for a New" Yorker to send a mes-
sage to Philadelphia and get a reply,
and an answer to one sent to Lon-
don could not be expected within six
weeks. Heavy freight went by water
or not at all, and the transaction of
merely local business required the
services of an enormous army of mes-
sengers. When the telegraph was
invented the claim made that by the
aid of the new device communication,
over long distances was practically
instantaneous was received with gen-
eral derision as an obvious impossi-
bility. The more wonderful telephone
excited only wonder, the day of in-
credulity as to the limitations of elec
trical science having already passed,
and now nothing that tha electricians
do or say creates even surprise, since
people are ready to believe anything
that comes from them. The Review
hesitates to decide whether the de-
velopment of steam transportation or
that of electrical appliances has done
more in improving social conditions.
"The telegraph and telephone," it
says, "have caused the world to shrink
in size, and emancipated countless
messengers to more productive ^em-
ployment. The electric light has vaR^
ly extended the working hours of the
race and made the evening hours both
more attractive and safer. The trol-
ley car has been the chief of munic'pal
blessings, and has made cities cleaner,
quieter, more habitable. All these
things, and more, electricity has done
in seventy years, and thus made an
ever-widening difference between th
citizen of today and his forefathers.'
It is certainly an amazing record.
Why Illne Kyes are Admired.
"There is reason for the almost uni-
versal admiration of blue eyes," says
an experienced optician, according to
the Philadelphia Record. "Nine-tenths
of the railroad men, pilots ana men
in whose business keenness and cor-
rectness of vision are a necessary ad
junct possess blue eyvu.
"Haven't you ever noticed the pene-
trating quality a glance from an azure
tinted eye seems to have? The cold,
steady look from such an eye appears
to read you through and' through. In
a great many years of practice I've
discovered that very few blue-eyed
people are compelled to wear glasses.
Blue eyes are very attractive, but
brown eyes are the most beautiful.
Intellectuality is usually denoted by
gray eyes, and hazel ey33 indicate a
talent for music. The commonest eye
is the gray eye, and the rarest is
Self-control, however difficult at first,
becomes step by step easier and more
delightful. We possess mysteriously a
sort of dual nature, and there are
fewer truer triumphs or more delight-
ful sensations than to obtain thor-
ough command of one's self.—Sir John
[ HIT RE
Two Senators Find Fault But
Voted For It,
ARTICLE 8 OF OLD TREATY.
— . 1
Washington, Dec. 9.—The semate
committee on foreign relations voted to
report favorably the new Ilay-Pauncc-
fote treaty providing for the construc-
tion of an Isthmian canal.
The committee went over in detail
the provisions of the convention. No
votes were cast against it, but it was
criticised very sharply by Senators
Money and Bacon, who found iu it
many of the objections which they
urged against the old treaty. The con-
tention was made that the effect of the
treaty as sent to the senate would be
to deprive the I'nited States of control
of the canal in case of war. Especial
ttention was called to the provision
in the preamble of the pending treaty
reserving article 8 of the Clayton-Bul-
wer treaty from the repeal provision of
the new treaty. The portion of this
article of the old treaty to which
especial objection was made reads as
In granting, however, their joint
protection to any such canals or rail-
ways as are by this article specified, it
is always understood by the United
States and Great Britain that the par-
ties constructing or owning the same
shall impose no other charges or condi-
tions of traffic thereupon than the
aforesaid governments shall approve of
as just and equitable; and that the
same canals or railways, being open to
the citizens and subjects of the U. S.
and Great Britain on equal terms,
shall also be open on like terms to the
citizens and subjects of every other
state which is willing to grant thereto
such protection as the United States
and Great Britain engage to afford.
New Ytirk, Dec. 7.—IJnauthenticated
specials from Washington say that
Rear Admiral Schley has been found at
fault on fiue counts by the court of in-
First—For the delay of the flying
squadron off Cienfuegos.
Second—For misrepresentation of the
reason for returning to Key West to
Third—For disobedience to orders in
making the retrograde movement.
Fourth—For failure to destroy the
Fifth—For conduct unbecoming an
officer in the Schley-Hodgson contro-
THE NATIONAL LEGISLATURE.
New Canal Treaty Favorably Keported bj
In the senate almost every desk was loa'led
Dietrich and Miller Nebraska: Gibson, Mon-
tana, and Kittre Ige, South Dakota, were sworn
in as senators.
Senator MeLaurln (S. C.l offered a resolution
providing for free a Imission of; nicies intend-
ed for the Charleston exposition, but it was
premature aetion. as the senate had not
the president and the house of i s readiness for
Trouble Over Universities.
Vienna, Dec. 9.—After a debate of
nine hours duration, the lower house of
the Reichsrath has rejected an urgency
motion for the establishment of a uni-
versity for the sonthern Slavs.
The demands for national universi-
ties are a feature of the obstructive
(tactics of the various political parties
of the house. The motion was opposed
by the minister of education, whoprom-
M>ed, however, to support any practi-
cable proposals for the intellectual de-
velopment of the various nationalities
<>ates (loei to California.
Topeka, Dec. 5.—Rev. George E.
Gates, of Wyomng. has notified the
trustees of Washburn college that he
cannot accept the presidency of that
institution. He will accept the presi-
dency of Pomona college in California.
I)r. Fisk, the Topeka Congregational
minister, will likely be elected presi-
dent. He was recently elected field
I'erry Boat .Sunk.
San Francisco, Dec. 3.—The ferry
boats San Rafael and Sauselito collided
in the bay off Alcatraz island in a dense
fog. Ths San Rafael had about 200
passengers on board. It is thought
that most of the passengers were saved,
and that the loss of life was not very
great. Many of the passengers escaped
in life preservers.
The San Rafael was struck amid-
ships, sinking immediately. A large
number of passengers were rescued by
ropes from Alcatraz island.
The CJrent Cattle Show.
Chicago, Deo. 4.—The International
Livestock Exposition was formally
opened here before an appreciative
jthrong that crowded the Dexter Park
amphitheater. Mayor Harrison, Secre-
tary of Agriculture Wilson and Gov-
ernor Yates, spoke. A parade of prize
winning horses and a concert preceded
the speech making.
Mayor Hi.rrison delivered the address
Secretary Wilson was greeted with
To Dam the I ndartlow.
Denver, Dec. 9.—According to James
A. Davis, industrial agent of the Santa
Fe road, all that Kausas need do to get
the full current of the Arkansas river
is to build a dam reaching down to bed
r«)ck to catch the underflow. Ills theory
is that the water, spread on the soil
by Colorado irrigators, flows along
under the soil through Kansas.
F. B. Keon is building an immense
dam at Great Berttl to cost 8200,000, for
the purpose of irrigating a large tract
Owner* of Ittiildingn 1,labia,
Topeka, Dec. 7.—Assistant Attorney
General \\ est has rendered an opinion
to the effect that owners of buildings
qau be held liable for fines imposed
against joints. Judge West says:
"It is my opinion that a lien on a
building for the fine of an occupant,
convicted of violating the prohibitory
law, will hold good, providing the own-
er was aware of the violation of the
law, either actually or constructively,
>r was in ponseaaion of sufficient facts to
luspect that the law was being violated.
Congress met on the day name 1 by the consti-
tution and the hou^e ortrunlred without nnv d,..
iny by the re-election of Speaker Henderson and
all the other officers of the la-.t congress The
rules of the last congress were adopted, in the
caucus preceding the organization nn effort was
made to provide for a chance of rules, but this
The house ad.ionrned after sending mosmiges
to the president and to the sennte. and adopting
a resolution coucerniug the death of President
The senate gallories were tilled by people who
wanted to hear the presid. nts meshage des-
pite the cold and penetrating ruin. Printed
copies of the message were given oach senator,
tnanv of them following the reading, which took
two hours and a quarter.
No other business was done except to create
n committee of eleven senators to act with a
like house committee to cousider and report bv
what touenof respect it would be proper f.>r
cons/ress to express the deep sensibility or the
natiou to the tragic death of the late president.
On motion of Mr. Payne, the floor leader of
the majority, it wasaureed that when the house
udiourn it be to inoeton Friday.
The speaker announced the appointment of
the committe.) on rules: Mr Henderson, of
Iowa: Mr. Dalzell. of Pennsylvania: Mr. Gros-
venor of Ohio; .Mr- Richardson, of Tennessee,
and Mr. Underwood, ol Alabama
During the reading of the president's message
scarcely a member left his seat, and the keenest
"The American people are slow to wrsth. but
when their wrath Is once kindled it burns like a
consuming flame," which referred to the duty
of putting djwn anarchy.
•hists. The bill proi ide* that the fact that
an alien has dec'ared his intention oT becoming
a citizen of the I'nited States shall constltnte
no bar is proceeding against him uuder the act.
There wan no session of the house, but the
clerical staff was kept busy most of the night
and the day la registering the -?! public and
the 1,11.1 private bills which had been previously
The bill to extend the charters of national
banks who desire to do so for 20 years, which
passed the house at the last session, has been
introduced in the senate.
The liay-Paun'efote treaty was received by
the senate and referred.
Senator Harborough has re-introduced h s
irrigation bill, with changes. It would set aside
receipts from sales of public lands to create a
fund to be expended for irrigation Of arid lands.
Senator Fairbanks Introduced au admission
bill for Oklahoma. It provides that the capital
shall lie located in a town called McKinley,
Senator Hale has re-introduced his Pacific
Senator Hoar has Introduced a bill to punish
any person who shall kill the president of the
United States, or any other onlcer thereof, or
conspire or advise to do so: or any ruler or a
chief magistrate of any foreign oountry.
Senator McComashas Introduced a resolution
declaring that congress h*s power and by law
should provide for punishment of assaults upon
the president or any officer who mU'ht succeed
to the presidency under the constitution.
Senator Lodge seeks to remove the ten years
limitation on the Chinese exclusion act.
Mr. Pearre (Md.) has a bill in the house
which directs the suspension of tariff duties
upon imports when their sale or nianuiacture
Mr Curtis (Ks.) has a bill for the preserva-
tion of the Ain"rican buffalo: providing a
reservation of ioi.ihhi acres, in New Mexico, to
be leased for a period of 20 years for the pur-
Mr. Miller (Kansas) has introduced a bill
which authorizes th«- Secretary of Agriculture,
in conn ction with the Kansas department or
Agriculture, to take charge of the silk station
a Pesbody, Kansas. The t)Ul provides a lib-
FIF III DAT.
The senate foreign relat ons committee voted
to favorably report the nejr liny-i'auncefote
treaty providing for the construction of the
Mr. Tyler (Ohio) Introduced a bill to pension
Mrs. McKinley at the rate ol f > 00 a year, he-
ginning at the date of the death of the presi-
Mr. Oarden (N. J. introduced a joint resolu-
tion authorizing the state department to pur-
chase the!Danish West Indies.
Mr. Curtis (Kansas) has a bill to extend the
time for the construction of the C. li. I. & P.
railway in Indian Territoiy.
A bill by Mr. Bowersock (Kansas) permits
railroads to grant reduced rates to honorably
discharged soldiers: another of his bills Is for a
#l<io.ooo federal building at Lawrence; still an-
other is to reimburse Kansas university for the
destruction of t le o d Free State hotel in I.aw
Washington, Dee. 7.—Since President
Roosevelt so strongly recommends irri-
gation of arid lands in his message, the
western congressmen, who are recog-
nized leaders in the irrigation move-
ment in both Houses called a confer-
ence in committee room of Congressman
Reeder, of Kansas, to frame a measure
that will receive united support.
Th« CI mm taw in kansas.
Wichita. Kan., Deo. 7.--A party of
Choctaw officials is expected in Wichita
to select a site for terminals. Definite
assurances have been received that the
road will be extended here from An-
thony and work will be tymmenced
next spring. Anthony is only fifty miles
from here. It is said that Wichita will
be made the northern terminus of the
road for the present, but that later, a
connection will be made with the Union
Pacific at Ellsworth. The road is now
built as far as Anthony.
At Kansas llty Next.
Chicago, Dec. 9.—After a spirited
contest between the friends of Port-
land, Oregon, and Kansas City, the
National Livestock association closed
a successful convention by selecting
the latter city as the place for the next
convention. This convention will be-
gin the second Tuesday in January,
1903. The vote ended with 821 in favor
of Kansas City and 555 for Portland.
It was then made unanimous. The at-
tendance upon the meeting here reach*
ed, upon one day, 85,000 people,
Kansas Wheat to M«x)eo.
Topeka, Dec. 9.—No more wheat for
shipment to Mexico will be taken by
the Santa Fe road according to tr>
order just issued by the freight depart-
ment of the road. The reason is the
congested condition of the wheat traffic
at El Paso, the Santa Fe Mexican
gateway, due to the attempt on the
part of President Diafc to smash the
Mexican wheat combine by removing
the tariff against American importa-
tions. It is reported that 3,000,000
bushels of wheat are blockaded.
A Fake From lUrltn.
Washington, Dec. 7.—War depart-
ment otlicials say that the reports print-
ed in Merlin to the effect that Aguln-
aldois to be oourt-martialed and dent to
Uuam or to Leavenworth federal pris-
on, because of correspondence he has
been conducting with the Hong Kong
junta, are without foundation. Fre-
>|uc t mail advices reach the depart-
from General Chaffee, but they have
not disclosed any correspondence on
Agulnaldo's part containlngeridence of
conspiracy against American rule
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