Winfield Telegram from Winfield, Kansas on December 18, 1890 · 2
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The Winfield Telegram Subscription Rates $1.50 per Year. A. Ii, VINCENT, Business Mang'r The man who is to be hanged an hour or two later always euts a hearty breakfast, and the certainty of going to the jrallows is perhaps a sure cure lor dyspepsia. TEE TRUE STORY OF THK OF SITTING DULL. DEATH "Politics is a lottery," wrote the editor, and Lis edition was promptly thrown out of the mails by the postmaster, under the law ag:iin?t advertising lotteries. There is risk in printing anything about Lot's wife, even, says a New York paper. Tee death rate y.tnowj the Indians who aim to live like white People is three times that of thoe who continue to live a semi-wild life. The Pawnee tribe ha3 lost mow men by lung troubles in the last ten years than they lost in battle during the previous thirty. ' Electkicitv has not been pr ictically applied in the art of music heretofore, except, parhaps, in the operative mechanism of church organs. George Breed, of the United States navy, has devised a method by which the passage of a broken current over a conductor in a magnetic field produces musical tones of varying pitch and volume. TnE British Museum has secured a great and rare literary work. It is a copy of the Dangym,'" an encyclopedia of Thibetan Buddhism. It consists of 22.3 volumes, each of which is two feet long and six inches thick. As, unfortunately, it is to be used only as a book of reference it cannot be drawn out for light summer reading. A love of notoriety is a peculiar disease. It is another phase of crank-dom. It deadens all of the finer sensibilities and develops petty characteristics into almost, if not quite, criminal offenses. The disease attacks both men and women, but generally in different forms. The incentive to notoriety in a man has usually a monetary basis. The abandonment of tea cultivation in China would be strange indeed, yet a Foochow journal reports that, in consequence of the distressed condition of the tea cultivators in the Fukhein province, the authorities are advising them fo abandon the cultivation of tea altogether and to replace it with rice and potatoes. Many landowners in districts where water is abundant are following this advice, and it is sr,id that opium also is to be extensively planted. The English Australian colonies promise to be a good market for California canned and dried fruits. The uso of these has enormously increased within a few years. It is quite likely that our Pacific fruit products can be laid down in New South Wales or other parts of Australia more cheaply than they could be produced anywhere else and brought there. Our Pacific coast fruit growers will some day have a still larger market among the teeming millions of Japan and China. Citizenship is itself a most important means of securing political education. Crude as are many of the appeals to voters, some instruction as to the issues in a canvas is inevitably mingled with them. Through all these means tho average of mmkind is being uplifted, and this average is far more important than the elevation of the few, which used to be thought the only possible means for making men wiser and better. The world is growing wiser, broader and better. It is amusing to watch a slim mi.n weigh himself. He steps on to the platform as an elephant steps upon a bridge, with an awful fear of breaking the thing down, and then put the three hundred pound weight on the end of the beam. Of course he takes it off again, but ho does this unostentatiously. Having found that ho weighs, say 120. If you watch him carefully you will see him slide the weight along to 175. 'By George!' ho will exclaim as he goes out, "I've lost ten pounds since last week." Ik growing the best of everything the farmer lifts himself above the competition that now oppresses him. It is often said in the professions that thero is room at the top. and this rule holds good in farming as it does in nearly every employment. Instead of getting out of farming, condemning the business as necessarilj unprofitable, a more just conclusion would be that the best farming, like tho best of everything else, must always pay, and the effort should then ba to learn how this may be attained. The products of the dairy a. noun t in value to more than any other sinio branch of agriculture. There has never yet been a full estimate of the real value of these products, although the sum of one thousand million dollars has been given as the reasonable valuation of them. This gives only about $ tO income from each cow. which is near the average of the yield of the ordinary cow kept on farms for the supply of creameries, while the income from the best private dairies is equal to at least $ 100 per cow, and in many fine butter dairies this amount has been exceeded at least 50 per cent Standing Rock Agency. N. D., Dec. 17. The follow ng are the actual details of the fight in which Sitting Bull was killed: The police under Bnll Head, lieutenant of police, and Shave Head, first sergeant, went into camp near Sitting Bull's village on the night of the 14th, and the next morni::gwent into Sitting Bull's camp and made the arrest. Sitting Bull ex- Eressed his willingness to go with them, ut wanted to make preparations for the ride, and ordered his horse to be gotten ready. While Bull Head and Shave Head were in the shack where the old chief was fretting ready, two bucks enveloped in blankets entered the shack, and, throwing otf their blankets, opened tire on the police. Sitting Bull's wife had gone out and get up a howl, which seems to have been the signal for the ass.uilt. In the fight wnich followed Red Tomahawk killed Sitting Bull Six more of Sitting Bull's followers were killed. Seven polica were killed, and Bull Head and Shave Head were desperately wounded. The police were now surrounded, but at this juncture Capt. Fouchette. witbjhis" Gatling gun and a Hotchkiss, reached the scene, and attacked the Indians, who, after an hour and a half of hot skirmishing, took to flight, and disappeared in the timber. The casualties were as follows: Police killed Little Eagle, Afraid-of-His-Soldiers, Hawk Man, Broken Arm, Bull Head. Mortally wounded Shave Head. Badly wounded Alex. Middle, wounded in the leg. Indians killed Sitting Bull, Crow Foot, Sitting Bull's son; Brave Thunder and his son Catch the Bear, Black Bear, Little Assinaboin. Spotted Horn Bull. There were no casualties among Capt. Fouchette's men. Col. W. F. Drum, accompanied by Capt. D. J. Cragie, with two companies of infantry, has gone to reinforce Capt. Fouchette. One Bull is about the only leader left of Sitting Bull's band. Nothing has been heard of him yet; but if he is alive and among the hostiles, the chances are that he will pull the scattered braves to- i gether aud u.ake a standing fight for re- ! venge. Bull Head and Shave Head were carried into Fort Yates, and Shave Head has breathed his last. It is thought that Bull Head will recover. It is considered that the trouble is now ended, so far as Standing Rock agency is concerned, and that there is no cause for fear that settlers will be disturbed in this section. FAltGO, X. D , Dec. 17. The following dispatch was received here today from Agent McLaughlin, at Standing Rock: "A large majority of the Indians at the agency are loyal. Universal satisfaction exists over Sitting Bull's death, which breaks up the ghost dance here. No further uneasiness prevails." SITTING BULL'S FOLLOWERS. St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 17. Gen. Ruger today received a dispatch from Standing Rock agency, stating that all was quiet there, and that 100 of Sitting Bull's friends were still out., S. D., Dec. 17. Rev. Ashley, the rural dean among the Indians, has arrived from Fort Bennett. He received news at the fort today that Sitting Bull's men were on the Morean last night. He thinks they have crossed Cherry creek, and that it will be impossible for the troops to prevent them from joining Short Bull's forces in the Bad lands. Two Dog and Big Foot, at Cherry creek, have said all along that they would fight if the soldiers prevented them from dancing. Mr. Ashley says that hostilities with the Indians are inevitable. Short Bull, he says, will make a stand with his camp against the troops iu the Bad lands north of Pine Ridge agency. This seems to have been recognized for some time as general headquarters for the Indians. MOVEMENTS OF TROOPS. Dickinson, N. D., Dec. 17. A courier arrived here late this evening with news from Capt. Fountain's command, the Eighth cavalry. - The regulars left this point shortly after sunrise yesterday morning, with rations enough to last till Saturday. The troops met no red men yesterday, and camped last night on t he banks of the Cannon Ball river, near New England Citv. Teamsters from the south re port that the Indians are encamped at White Buttes. It is evident they are preparing for flight across the country to the British possessions, in the hope that they will not be molested there. The cavalry moved southward at daybreak today, and hope to intercept the savages before night fall. They are about fifty miles away. A detachment of infantry was ordered to march this morning. It will take a train westward anil guard all passes along t he Little Missouri through which the reds would be likely to make an attempt to escape. The fugitive Indians from Lirand River camp are being pursued by Lieut. Casey's Cneyenne scouts. Pierre, S. D., Dec. 17. Orders were received from Fort Scully today to trausfer 'all troops to Fort Bennett; that some 300 of Sitting Bull's men were making south. Fifteen Indians arrived from Rosebud today and applied to Special Agent Neville to locate them at Cheyenne. They said Spotted Tail drove them oil because they would not join the hostiles. Neville hail no authority, and they went to Fort Bennett. Denyee, Dec. 17. Seven companies of the Seventeenth infantry, stationed at Fort Russell, near Cheyenne, were today ordered to ieave immediately for Pine Ridge, N. D. A BATTLE EXPECTED. Denver, Col., Dec. 17. A special to the News, by courier from Daly's ranch, says: "Things have about reached a crisis here. Indians are seen in all directions, aud we are prepared for an engagement at any moment. Pickets have been thrown out, and report seeing a number of Indians. Scouts report that we will be attacked this morning, and that the signal would be setting fire to the grass. The grass has been set on fire and a number of ranches are seen bnrning. They may not attack our camp uutii tomorrow morning. A rancher reports several white men killed on the Cheyenne river. "At day light a government courier came into camp with a dispatch from Gen. Brooke, the report of which was that he should cover the Dead wood aud Chamberlain roads to the ease of the Cheyenne. This will prevent the escape of any hostiles to the north. The Seventh regiment of' cavalry will be sent against the Indians, tomorrow. An attack is to be made on! the Indians as soon as possible, as a decisive move is imperative, and it is probable that all the hqstiles will be annihilated. A squaw reports 100 hostiles moving toward our camp. We are only 125 strong, but have good position, aud can shell them with the Hotchkiss mountain guns, which are very destructive. We are informed that we will have reinforcements this evening of four more troops, which will make the command 2 strong. It is understood that Gen. Carr will leave Rapid City todav with four more troops, which will be a double reinforcement." two strike's band. Washington. Dec. 17. Gen. Schofield this morning received a telegram from Gen. Miles, dated at Long Pine, Neb., Dec, 16, as follows: "Gen. Brooke reports that Two Strike and 14 lodges, of about SOU Indians, are. now encamped at Pine Ridge agency and these, witli the other Indians at Pine Ridge and Rosebud, are all that can be drawn out of the hostile camp. Others nre plaiuly hostile and are determined to go to war. He has no hopes of any other effort at pacification. He estimates the namlwr of men iu the hostile camp in the Bad Lands at 25J. Gen. Ruger's estimate represents 200 on the Cbeyenue river and &nn tb Srandintr Rock reservation, who vroma nave Deen name to ieave oeiore iuc death of Sitting Bull, making 750 men. All possible means have been exhausted to retain and restrain the friendly Indians now on the reservation. The 1G.000 Stoux who have been restrained and professed loyalty should hav positive assurances,' with the least possible delay, that the gov-, ernment will perform aud fulfill its treaty! obligations." No information has been received at the war department in regard to the reported, fight in which two officers and fifty men are said to have been killed. THE BAD EIVER INDIANS. PlEEBE, S. D. Dec. 17. White Buffalo, an Indian who live? on the Bad river, came in todav. He says the Bad river Indiaus are all glad Sitting Bull is dead. He says that a messenger from Sitting Bull's land will doubtless visit the Bad lands hostiles today, and that when they hear of the old chief's death, they will kiil all the white men they see. The government, he declares, must disarm the hostiles at once, or serious trouble will ensue. GENERAL MILES. Rapid Crrr, N. D., Dec. 17. Gen. Miles arrived here this morning, and has assumed charge. He is in commuuication with Gen. Carr by couriers. Hekuows; nothing of the reported engagement at Daly's ranch. Gen. Carr is encamped at the junction of the Rapid and Cheyenne rivers, on the west border rf the late reservation, forty miles east of her., with three batallioos of the Sixth cavalry, over 400 men. The Indians in sinall bands have been stealing horses from the ranchmen in t he vicinity. Some skirm ishing between the Indians and the ranch men, in which one Indian is known to nave been killed. The troops will cross Cheyenne river and proceed toward Pine Ridge, when it is believed that trouble wilf begin. Gen. Miles has but 15") troops here now. and more will ba required to 'support Gen. Carr. ' Pine Ridge Agfncy, N. D., Dec. 17. Some of Taylor's seou.s just returned from. White river, say they lieara canon nnng toward the Cheyenne. Gen. Carr has a heavy battery at tne mouth of Battle Creek on the river. SNOW STOEMS IN THE EAST. ... Oomnmnicatioii by Railroad and River Seriously Impeded. PlTTSBUEG, Pa., Dec. 17. We are having the heaviest snow fall in five years. Wires are down all over the two cities. Three horses were killed and several men badly injured this morning by contact with eles trie light wires. The situation is so desperate that the department of public safe- tv has ordered all electric street car lines to stop running lor me present, xraius from the west are on time, but those from the east are already Melayed hree and a half hours, md the time of their arrival is indefinite. There has been a tremendous snow fall in the Allegheny mountains. At , Bedford it is one and a half feet deep on a level. Railroad wires are down ana there is much anxiety for fear o. accidents. The ' Pittsburg and Western is snowed up com pletely. The Western Union 'telegraph company reports not a single wire out of Pittsburg. CRUSHED BY THE SOW. Roanoke, Va., Dec. 17. The roof of the blacksmith shop of t he Roanoke Machine works, fell iu under heavy weight of snow at 2 o'clock this morning. One man of the night force was killed and eight seriouslywounded. THE STORM IN NEW YORK. New York, Dec. 17. The storm today has seriously interfered with river and harbor business. Several canal and smaller boats have been sunk at piers in both the North and East rivers, and the high tide and the gale have combined to make it difficult for the many ferry boats to run onto their slips safely. Many of the outgoing passenger steamers which were to have sailed today are at anchor in the lower harbor. Telegraph communication with the west is very seriously interfered with. During the storm this afternoon a part of the roof of Daly's theater was blown off. The boiler chimney on the post office building was blown down, and crashed through the glass ceiling of the mailing room. Two employees were slightly hurt. THE M'KINLEY LAW. New York, Dec. 17. The board of general appraisers has rendered an imporeant decision upon the constitutionality of the McKinley law. The case decided came before the bo&rd upon a protest from the decision of the collector of tho port of Chicago, assessing certain rates of duy on imported merchandise. The tariff law is assailed as unconstitutional upon two grounds. The first is because an important and material part of the . measure as enacted by congress was omitted or clerically expunged "in the engrossed law as signed by the president. The law as passed, therefore, it is said, was never approved and t he law as approved was never passed, and this variance, it is urged, vitiates not onlv the omitted section, but the entire law. It consisted of the omission of a clause in section 5J0 from the law, which provides for rebates upon unbroken, original packages of tobacco remaining in stock when the reduction of the internal revenue tax goes into effect. It was in the act passed by the house, but was struck out in the senate an t restored in the conference committee. Upon this point the board qnotes several cases in which laws imperlect in part from omissions similar to the oue under consideration and from other causes were adjudged invalid only as to the defective parts, but were held to be valid and operative as to the rest. "The inquiry is not entirely free from doubt," says the opinion. "There are forcible reasons to be urged on both sides of the contention. But under a well settled canon to le in doubt is to sustain the law. We are not sufficiently clear in the conviction that the clerical omission of this section from the approved bill, under the rules of construction which are to guide us, should vitiate the entire law. The more conservative view is to hold that it renders iuvalid the omitted section ouly, and we accordingly so decide." The other point of objection Avas that in vesting in the president the authority to suspend the tariff " law in its effect upon j importations from certain countries in case sucn countries iiuputeu uuues upon American produce, the congress had conferred legislative power upon the president in ; contravention of the constitution. The J board holds these powers not to be of a , legislative character, and the point is not ; well taken. The case will be appealed. KANSAS PATENTS. Washington. Dec 17. The following patents have been issued to Kansans: John M. Burtou, Wichita, stock car; Thomas F. Byrnes. Emporia, shoe attachment; El wood Chapman, Constant, door check; Abraham Coen, Gardener, was! :ng machine; Harrison N. Davis, Arm irdale. hvdro-carbon burner; An- thonv R. DHIehay, Agenda, draft equalizer: "Willis M. Krutscb and A. Krutsch, assignors of one-half to O. E. Douglas and J. .T.Jones, Fort Scott, car seat; Alfred J. McKee, Westmoreland, washing machine; Nathaniel V. Moore. Fredonia, corn planter; Thomas Powell, Fort Scott, button-hole attachment for sewing machines; Edward L. Sill, Emerson, fastening for tool handles: Frank C Wilsey, Beuton-ville, ice-cream freezer. SILVER PURCHASES. . WASHINGTON. Dec. 27. The treasury department today purchased 657.00' ounces of silver at prices ranging from Jl.073 to $1.0815. The announcement has been' made that the full amount of silver having been purchased for the month, no further purchases will be made until Jan. 3 next. .FURTHER DKTAILS OF THE KILLING OF SITTING HULL. ST. Paul, Minn., Dec. 1G. The order to arrest Sitting Bull emanated from Agent McLaughlin, after he had returned Iroui the visit to Sitting Bull's camp that was described in last night's dispatches. When .McLaughlin heard that Sitting Bull and his camp were about to make for the Bad lands, he ordered the Indian police to arrest him, and t hey were given the support of the troops for a rear guard. When they reached the camp, the Indians were all ready to move. Sitting Bull was immediately placed under arrest, but was not bound, and the police started with him for the ageticj'. The followers of the old man quickly rallied from their surprise, and they at once opened a sharp fire upon the police. The police responded aud several fell from their horses, among the number being Sitting Bull and his son Blackbird. The old chief had tried for sometime to direct the movements of his friends by shouting orders to theni.but his fall upset the hostiles. They at once rallied, however, and surrounded the police, who fought bravely; but they would all have been massacred had not the cavalry arrived on, the scene just in the nick of time. The police were at the time almost out of ammunition, and were fighting hand to hand. The sitrht of the soldiers and the roar of the marching guns alarmed the Indians, and they tied up the river. The cavalry followed but for a short distance, and then returned to camp, and took possession of the bodies of Sitting Bull and his son. Four policemen were killed and three wounded, and it is thought that eight of the hostiles were killed. Crow Foot, the lS-3'ear old son of the chief, was wounded as were also a number of others. The defeated Indians fled up Grand river, leaving behind their dead, their campsand families, which were taken possession of by the soldiers, and will be returned to the agency. After going some distauce up the river, the fleeing red skins separated, and went in all directions towards the Bad lands. Some of them mar try to reach the camp of Two Strike's band. The troops are located all around the Bad lands, and the Iudians will have but little chance up there. Ti eyare surrounded completely, and it is but a matter of time when they must surrender. The effect of the death of Sitting Bull is problematical. He was not a chief in the sense of being a leader in battle, and never had been addressed as chief by any military commander. He undoubtedly had considerable prestige among some of the Indians, and how those who survive him may regard his death is a problem. The leaders hated him, and will not attempt to avenge his death. The ghost dancers may attempt to s.eek revenge. , The scene at the agency today must have been indescribable. The death of the flower of the tribe will be mourned by the squaws for weeks, and the old fighters will join in the general mourning for a few days. It will be a grand Indian funeral, and the death song will continue for some weeks. ARMY OFFICERS JUBILANT. Chicago, Dec. 10. The general topic of conversation at army headquarters today was the death of Sitting Bull. Assistant Adjutant General Corbin was very jubilant. He thought Sitting Bull's death would end the Messiah craze among the Sioux. He received word from Gen. Miles today notifying him that he had left St. Paul for Pine Ridge, and would be there very soon. He says also that after Sitting Bull had been taken yesterday, and when t he attempted rescue was made, Sitting Bull ordered his men to protect him and t-hoot the officers. "No more outbreaks are expected now," said Adjutant Corbin. "The hostile Indians wiil he asked to surrender immediately, and they will do it." SETTLERS ALARMED. Bismarck, N. D , Dec. 16. The, country raundabout is terribly wrought up over the killing of . itting Bull. Instead of creating an easy feeling, it has aroused much apprehension. It is feared that many families of settlers will feel the vengeance of Sitting Bull's followers. Sitting Bull's son, who was killed, was a bright youth only 12 years old. It is- expected that t he settlers will flock to Bismarck and Mandan by the hundreds as soon as the news of Sitting Bull's death is known. An enterprising Bismarck merchant this morning offered ?1,C00 for Sitting Bull's hide. AT WASHINGTON. Washington. Dec. 16. This afternoon General Schofield made public two dispatches from General Miles, dated at St. Paul, December 15th. The first one received says: "The commanding officer at Fort Yates (Standing Hock) telegraphs to General Ruger as follows: 'Courier just in from Capt. Fouchette reports cavalry within three miles of Sitting Bull's camp, and pushing on. The Indian police arrested. Sitting Bull alout da? light, and Sitting Bull's friends attempted to rescue him. Sitting Bull reported killed at once, and fight became general. A number of best policemen reported killed, and probably a number of others. The courier who brought word was in the fight, and saw Sitting Bull on the ground, and is sure he is dead. Policemen reported nearly out of ammunition, but cavalry undoubtedly reached them within half an hour of receiving word. There are 103 cavalrymen, with one Hotchkiss and one Gatliug gun, commanded by Captain Fouchette. I will move out with two companies of infantry this afternoon as far a- Oak creek, leaving Captain Gerraty and his company to guard the post.' " - Gen. Miles adds that information was received that Sitting Bull was preparing to leave, and that ordere were given to secure his person. The other dispatch from Gen. Miles concludes the story as follows: "Capt. Fouchette arrived in good time at scene of Indian fight, and drove Indians away; also had surrounded all that remained. He reports the death of Sitting Bull and his son Black Bird, Catch B-ar, and four others; also seven policemen killed. He reports that he has the body of Sitting Buliy Secretary Proctor said this afternoon that no action was necessary on the part of the war depart ent, in regard to the killing of Sitting Bull,- the army officers on the scene being fully conversant with' all the facts, and fully competent to deal I with the case. He said he thought that! Sitting Bull's death would draw the line! between the disaffected Indians and the' peacable Iudians sharper than it had been,' .and would probably result iu a speedier adjustment of the difficulty. NOTES OF THF. TROUBLE. Grand Forks. X. D., Dec. 1C The , death of Sitting Bnll gives general satis faction here. Every one says: "It served him riuht." Dickinson, X. D.. Dec 1C. The Eighth cavalry, under command of Capt. Fountain, was orderd south this morning lo :t point near White Buttes on a branch of nearest fork of the Grand river. A detachment of cavalry from Fort Keogh arrived tonight. There are reports of Indians about here. Cheyenne, Wyo..Dec. 16. An interview has been had with Sharp Nose, the leading Arapoe chief at the Shoshone and Arapahoe agency. Sharp Nose said nothing was farther from his miud than fighting. He would not even undertake a fist tight. He said: "We have too many children in school here, and are too well treated, to do such si thing as fight. The whole business is got up to get more to eat. Thst'r all there is in it." Pine Kidge Agency, N. D., Dec. 18. Two Strike is within five miles of the agency with IS! lodges, principally old men. women aud children. He has bent in word that he will arrive today anr t!o wLattrer Gen. Brooke says. The onVr of Two Strike stopoed the movement of the troops for awhile. They are, however, haviae event hiaz in readiness to start at a monitut s nun. CniLO, Calx. D.-c. 10. The Indians on the reservation near Chilo have commenced the Messiah dance. the camp near Daiv's ranch has the ivi-'g from Rapid City, Dakota: "A ANOTHER FIGHT. Denver. Col, Dec. 16. A News courier from follow raucher just arrived iu great haste to our commanding oillcer, and reports a com mand of cavalry attacked and two omcers and fifty men killed; but the Indians were repulsed with heavy losses. The number of Indians killed is not known. The Indians were put to rout. This report is generally credited. It is not known whose command it was. It is probably that of Major Tupper, of the Sixth cavalry, and his three troops of 140 men. Our command marches to th-ir assistance tomorrow." A GRANGER AND THE CENSUS. Phovidence, It. I., Dec. 1G. The census bureau has got into trouble with ex-Representative Sarle, an old Warwick farmer, who has been a member of the general assembly. Wheu the census taker called Mr. Sarle, who has not worked sums in arithmetic for a good many years, was unable to tell how many quarts of milk he had sold in the previous twelve months, how m inyloads of hay he got off his meadow land, and other matters which he had always supposed to be his own private business. However, his refusal was not prompted by any desire to raise a constitutional question for the United States supreme court, but by sheer inability to give the information desired. Prof. Williams, supervisor for Rhode Island, reported the case to Washington, and Superintendent Porter ordered that it be laid before the United States district attorney. An indictment was found against Mr. Sarle, who is preparing to offer as vigorous a defense as possible, aud wnose lawyers will raise the issue wither the answering of sucn questions is ir is not obligatory. Mr. Sarle is in figating mood and will open his comfortable wallet to defend himself. So it may prove in t he end that Porter has caught a Tartar. The farmers form a large percentage of the juries in this state, and it will be interesting to see how they look upon the issue between one of their number and the Porter inquisition. FRANCE AND THE TARIFF. Washington, Dec. 16. F. B. Loomis, commercial agent of the United States at Stetinne, France, says, in a letter to the state department, that the French press is trying to excite its readers into a state of reveugeful fury over what it- calls the injustice of the McKinley tariff act. "This sentiment is not, if is true, strong enough at present to be formidable, say's Mr. Loomis. "but if a continuation of this press fanning be kept up on one can say what its ultimate development will be. The cry for specific retaliation was raised by the Memorial, an influential paper published here and circulating in a laboring community of 20i,00J souls. The American interests which have been marked for attack by the papers are those represented by United States insurance companies doing business in France. The volume of business of this sort transacted here amounts to 120,000,000 annually, so that the American interests threatened are very considerable, and I have thought it well tc make this report." AGAINST A THIRD PARTY. Tallahassee. Fia., Dec. 16. At a meeting in Jacksonville last night, attended by Grand Master Workman Powderly and John Davi, a member-elect of congress from Kansas, on behalf of the Knights of Labor; President Polk, National iJecturec Willits, of Kausis, member of the executive board, Wardail, of North Dakota, and others of the Farmers' Alliance, it w -s decided to have no convention at Cincinnati, Feb. 23, as had been arranged. It was decided that a call for the Cincinnati convent. on should not be formally issued, but, in its stead, a conference of committee of five from each of the organizations represented should be held some time in February, which should go over the ground carefully, and, without taking formal action, practically decide what course of action should be pursued. This is a decided victory for the conservative element anioug the third party men. TH E WORLD'S FAIR. CniCAGO, Dec. 16. Attorney General Miller's objections have been met, and President Harrison can issue his world's fair proclamtaion. The directors met last night and accepted the $5,000,000 city ordinance. Mr. Miller argued that tho ordinance might be repealed and the directors would not have the 5,Ojt,000. President Gage forthwith called a meeting of the directory at which the following resolution was adopted: "Resolved, That the ordinance adopted by the city council of the city of Chicago, on the 4th day of December, 181M), providing for the issuance of bonds to the amount of 5.000.00 in aid of the world's Columbian exposition, be, and the sanif is hereby, accepted on the terms aud conditions in said ordinance specified." The resolut!on was at once telegraphed to the attorney general. LEAVENWORTH'S DYNAMITE. LEAVENWOKTn, Kan., Dec. 16. The great dynamite scare was exploded today. It seems to be the opinion of the public that the stuff found in the anonymous letter to Mr. Fairchild was not dynamite. It is also generally believed that the whole thing was a trick of the police to cause i sensation. The supposed dynamite was thrown into the river last night, but before any one but the police themselves had examined it to determine its nature. Evidence of its true nature was thereby destroyed. It is believed the police are playing with the commissioneis. At no time since the prohibition bill became a kw lias so much whiskey and beer been sold, and that too, openly. oaN SALVADOR'S PROPOSAL. Chicago, Dec. 16. Gen. B. MolHnt Guirda, San Salvador's first envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the Unite I States, is in the city, enrouto to Washington. Gen. Gnirda said the chief matter that he would bring before Secretary Blaine would be the information that San Salvador is anxious to market her products in the United States, and that if the United States will furnish a certain sura of money S&n Salvador will do the same to provide a subsidy for a line of steamers to ply between San Salvador and United States ports. The general alst said that the union of the Central Ameri can states was far from being realized. CAPITAL NOTES. Washington, Dec. 15. Information was received at the bureau of the American republics today of the establishment of n new line of steamers on the west coast of South America, in opposition to the Pacific Steam Navigation compauy and the South American Steamship company. The capital is furnished by merchants and bankers of Valparaiso and Santiago, Chili. The house coinage committee today nnanimously elected Mr. Wickham, of Ohio, the senior member of the committee, chairman, to succeed Mr. Conger, who resigned to become United States minister to Brazil. A VALUABLE DISCOVERY. Columbia, S. C Dec. 16 P. A. Emanuel a mem tier of the Aiken bar of this st.-iie, has discovered a process by hich aluminium can be freed from kaolin i an inconsiderable cost. On making the discovery Mr. Emanuel went to Washington and submitted his processes to scientists there, and now he has his discovery secure from attack by the proper letters patent and caveats. The announcement is made now that by the ingenuity of Mr. Emanuel aluminium can be freed from kaolin at a cost of about a ton. THE LAWS OF KANSAS. EL Don ado, Kan., Dec. 10. Two years ago the Kansas state senate appointed a revision committee to revise certain portions of existing state laws. The committee is composed of five Republican senators Murdock of Butler. Harkness of Clay. Kimball of Labette. Moody of Linn, and McKellv of Crawford. Senator Mur-dockvwtao left this ci-y yesterday to attend the last meeting of the committee at To-peka. make the following statement of the work of the committee: 'The committee has been at work nearly a year, and the report, which is now ready for t he governor, will cover several hundred pages. It abolishes a dozen useless boards; consolidates a half dozen other boards; revises the laws regarding the control of the state normal aud state agricultural college; Hutchinson reformative; decapitates Sam Crawford, the state agent at Washington; cuts down the number of local district judges about one-fourth; cuts legal advertising. sheriuV sales, county and state printing of ali kinds 50 per cent.; provides for the Australian system of voting, nnd the election of the state board of railroad commissioners; provides that the state furnish school books of a uniform text free; overhauls the system of taxation and assessment.and puts it on a bona tide basis; cuts down the fees and salaries of all county officers, except coroners and commissioners; cuts into constables' md justices of the peace fees. "The reports," says Senator Murdock. "if adopted aud enacted into law, will save the people of Kansas $S()!).000 in taxes annually. It will do more than this it will repeal many useless laws now exist ing, and make iletinite and certain many others. Asal? of the committee are Republicans and as the report is simply a redemption of the pledges made in there-cent state Republican platform, the Republican senate can not refuse to adopt it and enact its provisions into laws, and as the granger house is in for retrenchment and reform the house eau do nothing but pass the senate bill." NEW PENSIONS. Washington, Dec. 1G. The following new pensions were granted: KANSAS. Original-William O. Xolev. Waco; Jesse Fletcher, Roxbury: Alexander Gailey, National Military home; Henry Schwartz, National Militarv home. Increase (special act) Hugh Bradv, Yates Center; Berrymau Whelchel, Independence; George W. Turner, Center Ridge: John C. Oglcsby, Hallowell: William II. Sweet, Anthony: Samuel Taylor, Havenville; George W. Johnston, Cedar-ville; George A. Bart. National Military home; C. W. Cook, Topeka; John J. Anderson, Independence; Preston R. Mc-G tiffin, Spring Hill; John G. Dunsworth, Haven; Samuel J. Eplv, Smith Center; William B. Holmes, Hutchison; Richard II. Smith, -Corning; Thomas Nickel. Hampton; Charles Eichelberger, luka; William 11. Sickler, Coldwater; Aaron Wolf. Washington: Mortimer B. Spring, Pado; William Schiffiet, Moravia; Miles Crippen, Alton; Mortimer M. Morgan. Wichita; Julian Gillett, Peabody; David II. Fnler, Elk Cisy: Philip M. Mick-les, Lendall; William T. Hercules, Downs. , Original widows, etc. Miranda C, widow of Joseph Finfrock, Farlinville; Eliza J. Beady, former widow of Albert G. Dexter, Yates Center; minors of Albert G. Dexter, Yates Center. IVDIAN TEKKITORT. Increase William Capper, Afton. OKLAHOMA TEKRITOHV. Original Joel 11. Harvey, Oklahoma City; David Brady, Guthrie. Increase George B. Mills, Guthrie; David B. Terrill, Forrest City. Reissue John T. Mitchell, Norman. DEATH OF. GENERAL TERRY. New Haven, Conn., Dec. 1G. Brevet Major General Alfred II. Terry, of the United States army, died this morning. Gen. Terry, as colonel of the Seventh Connecticut regiment, was with Gen. Sherman in his expedition against Fort Royal, in October, 1SGI. and remained on duty in the Cotton Islands until 1S64. when he commanded the First division of the Tenth corps under Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler. In January, 1HJ3, he was sent to command a portion of the Tenth corps, aud. with the co-operation of Gen. Butler's force, captured Fort Fisher. For this he was made brigadier general of tho regular army. At the end of the war he was placed iu command in the south, and afterwards sent to St. Paul, where he commanded the department of the Dako-tas. He was promoted to a major generalship March 3, ISSfi, and placed in command of the division of the Missouri, with hindquarters at Chicago. He retired from the army service April 5, ItSS, not being able, to attend to his duties on account of sickness. From Chicago ho went to his home in New Haven. Conn. He was W years of age when he died. PARNELL NOTES. Dcblix, Dec. IG.-The sentence of six w-eeks imprisonment imposed upon Father Fahey, of Woodford, county Galway, for violating the crimes act. expired today, and he was released from jail. He at once proceeded to Kilkenny, where he will join -Mr. Parnell. He will accompany Mr. Parnell during the Kilkenny parliamentary campaign, and will work in the interest of Mr. Scully, the Parnellite candidate. Dublin. Dec. 10. Upon t lie application of counsel, acting on behalf of Mr. Par-nell's adherents, the court here has granted an inter;ocutory injunction, restraining the publications of this paper Suppressed United Ireland, tl first edition of which was issued by t M-Carthyites yesterday. London, Dec. 10. -The action of the Ldinbiirg town council, in strikiug Mr. .Parnell name from the list of citizens oi the town was taken at n full meeting of the council, aud the resolution providing for the erasure of his name was adopted by a unanimous vote. NEW BILLS. Washington, Dec. 1G Representative Hopkins of Illinois, introduced a bill making it unlawful for any person to agree to Bell at a future time any gold or silver bullion or certificates representing deposits of the same with any trust company or. bank, when at the time of making the agreement the prty is not the owner of, the property. It also prohibits any stock exchange from listing such gold and silver certificates. Representative Pierce of Tennessee today introduced a resolution in the house req-sting the ways and means committee i to r. .Krt to the house on Monday, Jan. 5th j the sub-treasury bill, and that the Monday I following be fixed for its cousideretion. A BANKER ARRESTED. SAS VITr' Mo" Dec- .-Marshal nhyal?Ci',ia1 arrested there ?h ?lct1?- Bnking company. Nichols " ,nd,ctmet, for having received! kn?,0"-11 at the nk when H new that institution to be bankrupt. . THE EIGHT HOUR DAY. Pittsburg. Pa., Dec. 16. A general movement for the eight hour day will be made by the coal miners of Europe and America next May. Details of the movement have not developed, but Lucieti Samel, the New York 'socialist, who ia SET is? expecu 10 receive ful1 partic A DRUNKEN FIGHT. Keokuk, la.. Dec 16. A senom -ffvn place on the St. LoufSn thij morning, between members of the CarK ton Opera company. It wm a ii- J dispute. One of them Tlathed ea ofrth?etohe breast with and?evc4i of the company badly injured.

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