Junction City Republican from Junction City, Kansas on April 26, 1889 · 2
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Junction City, Kansas
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Junction , Cily Republican. fiKUi A CI.AUW.ITnprlelurt JUNCTION" CITY, . KANSAS Win ami linil have iK.li g thiii.-i0-e In amour it.iit.ij, hauMi". HM'lr l-tHM-llf tfnVil out Mu lU tMl turn Wvn ii Mini . m ih( ilk- pruu.i-.-tl luild lundr.l If it (vuplc. Tlu-re mvm li giaal a fir tlgllllllg Mllulig lll.l i-tunpaii.t aiming auitu-r. Oklahoma Harry Hill 1 mi-Ming, lit ln found Iii4 Ui-biI, near l'wvi-11. A large reward i offered for In Ii-uiit. Wordn giva-n out Friday lhal tin- Ininl office iu minimum wiml. I in. I lw n in J fur Imaim-a lllilll Tucdny, 2.ld. 1 'resilient Harrison Im ili'ii-riiiinc I In make iiu more ti.iiMilnr 'ipaiiutiiit-iit uulil li. r Mny I V General Morrill' Instruction prat-tit-iilly wake linn military gowrnor of Oklahoma. Mayor Darker, of U-avi-nworth. Iiiti-taunted sat-iiy I n-aaiin-r Thomas ."tlia-nligl.t, cx-territorial governor. The vi(U' charges again-! Itoulangi-r ro axirruptitig tlm army, iimlii r-iilinii 111 1 invar olliii- a regard" the handling f funds, mid making a siilitiuiis n ni !i. A .viulli-Bte linn iKiiighl tn.OUO ii-rc of land thirty utile frinn I hatt iiitH.gn, 'IVnu., nil mil develop tlio territory i? a grand vale. Ki-(!ovinnr John A. Martin 1" Mug I -n ii fur it) i x ml i ii nt Ik till v-irituey mi the interstate n-iniiii-rce coiiiiuis-'on. Tlio salary in J7,.'i u your. Kx-I'mtiiiH-lfr llriiry (!. IVnrsu'i, cif NVw York, in ili niU The "priss rnr" wu hi'i licd t" llw flrt trnin ii'it uf Arkansas i Uj, i-nd hud .-trt,ty l-a-M-tigi rs mi it. Ii. .1. Hiirwl. of IliU City. Kan.. 1 pretty wure (if i.paiiiiliiii til it -pi nil i tfftit of tin1 trx-a-ury ill purliiii-ut. 1'ny J a ) nmi vs. J!UIH'. Ilannn Unttersi.y. Humum's fat wammi, lied ln-1 neck, nml now Iter husband of thiity-ycars, Harmim' living skeleton, John Hir-torshy is dying. Sin- weighed T"'ji pnumiit nil Kft aui-stutc vidued lit rl5.txJ. Two, anil probably four clerks, who ate informed a to the detailed work of a local land office, have liecn sent by the genera! land (ill ice to Guthrie anil Kingfisher station in Oklahoma, to assist the local laud olliit-r. The Ihism of the lust rulins rxoludirtK whisky from Oklahoma, in that it in imr-roundi'd by 'Indian country." nnd the liquor cauiint rent-h there without pai'intf throut;h i-uch prohilnted turritory. A Rood horw. fmiipwed to be extra fiift, Lroufht iMI at l'ureoll. It was liout'lit liy a townnite maiiRtn'r who wnntcd to reach n certuin location timt. There was great demand fur fat horses. At Kansas City Union depot the hooii cr crowds were so great that it was nlmot im-lOPBihie to start a reirular train tilled with parties holding local tickets. Special tra ns followed immediately. A rumor by the way of Fort Smith sayi that A coach on the southern border of Oklahoma, im the banks of the C'nnadiiin river, had been roblied its, pnssenirers held as pris oners, and the coach burned. There are combinations forming among the Oklahoma eiinirrants, with mutual a'-ree ment that they will stand by each other in occunyinir eliiiins on the "Outlet ntter fail. ins to get claims on the lauds opened for settlement. An nttompt was mnde to burn the Santa Fe freight depot at Wichita. It was frus trated by the niuht watchman. The entiro ?nd of the buildintt was saturated with coal oil and a match touched. The loss is light. There is no clue to the incendiaries. A party of -thirty boomers from Toxns, Louisiana and other southern states, who had trespassed on Oklahoma lands, have taken prisoners by diputy marshals after a fitflit, in which one marshal and seven roughs were woundod; two' of tha hitter probably fatally hurt. An attempt to set fire to the United States National bank block at Atchison was discovered just in time. The arrangements for the fire had been carefully made, and there would have been little chance of saving the building had the night watchman not discovered it as he did. Keuben Darden and Thomas Dansby, two of the men convicted by the United States circuit court, at Little Rock, Ark., for violating the election laws at the election last November, have been sentenced by Judge i Brewer,' tho first named to rive years in tlio penitentiary and the last to pay a fine of foOO. The case of N. B. Hughes, for emliezzle-ment, has been dismissed ia the Shawneo county district court on motion of the county attorney, who stated that a case could not ;be made against Dr. Hughes in the face of I the statement mado by Mrs. Mowrey, tlio complaining witness, that she gave the money to Dr. Hughes to use upon his own discretion, in procuring the pardon of her eon. Anjold scout, Captain Jack Crawford, says: "The new comers outnumber the old boomers ten to one, and will be as well prepared to defend theinselve as American citizens, nnd all the killing that will take place will re the slaughter of a few outlaws from the border who have been enabled to terrorize a few people in some scantily se ttled country, but who will get killed oft in Oklahoma as quick as they tura up." The president made the following appointments April I'M Solon W. Stocking, of Onondaga, N. Y., to be an exarninerin chief in the patent ofliee. Ralph W. Wheeler, of Mitchell, Dakota, receiver of public ironies at MitehelL, Dakota. Harrison Kelley, of Jacksonville Oregon, receiver of public monies at Drewsey, Oregon. James Vi. Hayden, of Olympia, V. T., recover of public monies at Seattle. Lillian J. Miles, of West Branch, Iowa, acent for Indians of the Osage agency m the Indian Territory. James G. Hatchitt, of Frankfort, Ky,, a special airent to make allotments of lands in teveralty to Indians, act of congress approved February 8, 1877. Morris D. Wick- ersham, of Alalmma, to be attorney of the Unites States, for the southern district of -Alabama. SOlTIIKliX yi'KSTJOX. I'rataUrnt Mo nn4 I'uUHrl tmt ut Ik frullirn tipi Thvlr iln. tuk t'vncwrialHK II r f lular. ntlut lltHiiliiiii, I'alr l'Hribl ut rmluinl an Hi firrKi CJhmIIub uf Ilia ruiuh Ilia 1U vu.iiu m ilia ul AkUUUIKVli, rim uirniiit, April Tim Eiupilrcr IMililichc I he fntlti tug n miiii from lend. cr in tlio .i.it!n-m nu to Uk-m ipu siiniii 1 livt H hut Is I lie mhiiIh in iiictiiiui' rViixiil Mow ktiould it lw im t tu proilui-o KriaiiM eiua lo the mitli Tlio itlra of ihp Ku.piln r was io obtain the real vii- of I ho soul horn li adt-r upon ulijn-t whli-li 1 iMHuinliig very prominent. Tha it-cpoiiMi lif-nrly all vuii-c I lie muue min. limcnt: lint tlio r.vi- pmbli-m is Ilia great (to to I milvisl, and tlml the Mmih hould I nllowed lo manage her own affairs without interfervm-o. Kulliming is n brief tuni-l:iary of sniue of the opiuioin: Ciovi-rnor HiclianliMiii, of South Carolina, ays: "Tlie (ouilicrn miFslion is tliu race problem: thnlt I ho African or Caucasian predominate? Tlio solution is in the strict avoidance by the gom-ral goreriiinont ot any distinctly southern isilicv and It-avinir to the states tlieniKlic Hit. management of their own doinestii-sITuiis." (iovcrnur Kitzluik'h Lee. of Virginia, says: "Two distinct rai- are wrest lim w ith each other fur polilicnl stiprtniai y. Tho apics. tion is. therefore, whether tin- soul hern states ami cities shall be rclained in thn hands of the white men, or whether thi-ru shall be a war if race. '1 he pross-riiy of h ith races ant. that of the stales m n Im -Ii tlit-y live de. Iiinnils that each st.ite should l allowed to control its own internal affairs without fed i rul unci fcreicc, mid toexen-isc those right pn-o-rved with Hie great care lo the state by llio representative of these states who framed the co:i-titiition in the city of l'hila ilelphia over lm years ago. iovcrnur Ihickncr, of Kentucky, protests that there is no such quislion. The so- called southern ipiestuui wimiis to lie a hot bcil plant of imrtherii gmwtli nit exotic w hich will not flourish in sunt hern soil Such unpatriotic sectional agitations, win titer ii"igiiintini; iu the north or south should not lie ciii-ounigi d by the cop!cof liny section, mm tn.it.. injury resulting from such agitations to the whole count ry woulil lie reduced to a minimum if the ik-o- ple of each stnte would eoutiiuie to attend to their own allnirs in accordance with their local institutions, and unite in stipiortmg the ijcneral goveriiineiit in its just exercise ot all its legitiuiiito powers. A. J. liussell, suiieriutendcnt of imblic in strui-tionof Florida, says. "ii the question is discussed in the republican journals, he is led to suppose that some siiecial legislation is to be inflicted on the south, but the south has no fear. If tlu question means, how ran the southern iieoi-le be made republican it cannot lie done. The truth is the so-called southern uuestion can best lie answered by letting the south alone iu its enjoyment of ner constitutional rights. Oscar H. I oojier, superintendent of public instruction of Texas, says: '-The ditliculty of the adjustment of the races are being met srlilm I ho inntlrr regarding lh salt- of liquor ill i ikiuiiniiia ami mriecls the stato. Iiiriils glvrn out in Ilia Am ii,I l I'lrxi iliNtU-ln, Mini h wtire eimrrly uuYirm-t; Tu . I-ji K. Am. laillMinr InK-nwd ll.ieiim-. WlVtlWlfllll, 11.111. ii .iiiM,jii, i, i . Arrangement nro mna lo giid uu a ullU u-iit luiiy. fur any woikihat may I n-)--ry to prevent iih alt- of liipmrs in Oklahoma. .m- no t. inl lax Iiiiiim for I iLl ihuiiin. John , M4ou, Coiiiiiiiksiiiiu-r, N. K, Acn, ( i.llm-tur, Uiivenwunh, Kan, Wjiallisiovox, 1. C.S ml d. put iis n de. in-d lo prin iit uifriii-tioiis of Hk law in Oklahoma. 1-miciik iiiiii to liipior deal, ers intciitliiig lu do liii.ine.4 then'. Th goieriimeiit will nut p. null I hi- miU of liquor IIm-iw. Itei. niio Agi-nt ( lark will o it you in pn-vi-iittug tiolntioiis. Jiiiim . M nuts, ( oiiiuiiiwioii.r. In nii'onlanco with the ftm-going. l'o. liHtor Acres il. tailed an l irave ti ial in- struct ions to lleputy t'oili-cior E. Si. liiitt-s, and lie will leave for Outline at once in charge of ten other id-put ics whom ColliH-lor Acres has tiiiiiiiiwsioued and swum iu for s-inl srrvico ill I Ikliihoiua. The iiitt-ulioii is that I ho force of ilcnutu-s shall l on I lie ground in advance of the l-ooiiu-r with arraugt-uieiils coiisiiiiiiiiatiil to prevent the sale of liquors ut any cost, and with full authority to use the military if necessary tu coiiis.-l au observance of law. Better Than Oklahoma. . 1.200 acres of the choicest land in the San lans V alley, m Southern Colorado, aU under fence, water-rights secured and ditches r eady for use. It will be sold as a whole or in quantities to suit the purchaser. It is the finest land in the valley, and is adarited to either farming or stock-raising. For price, erms, etc.. address Henhy A. Buiiebs, Alamosa, Colorado. GENERAL MARKETS. 4 4! 4 05 2 SO 8 50 22 6 Kansas City, April 23. L'A ITLE-WiipTiinK steers 3 45 7 4 17' ltantte steeis none offered .411 HtH (jnod to choice heavy. ISHKEH-liood motions WHEAT-No. 2 red No. 2 soft , THN-No. 2 ATSNo. 2 JiYF.-No. 2 KljOUH-Patents, per sack.... HAY Kaied IJUTTfl 'hoice ereemery.... HEfE-FiiJJ cnm tXfTH-( hoice RACON -Ham POliLTBY Hens HKsters Tnrkeys I-OTATOEH Home grown.... CHICAGO. CATTLE -Rteers HI KiH Mixpd HHEEP-Natives FMHift-Winter wheat WHRAT-No. 2 red 4XBN-.No.a OATS-No. 2 ft YE No. 2 HCTTEll Choice creamery MiiiM-Fresh VOKK- 8 00 8 10 15 t 30 t :, 1 to 6 00 4iU f 4 4(1 (Hi rail no bills no bils no bids no bills Ifi! 2 40 4 tU n 11 'I 8 J'l'i II S, 2 -a K'i ill 4 15 4 75 5 fii 0 25 m-i U'i Wi a 1"! u 75 CT. IXIt'IS. CATTLE Native stwrs Eair to good. ....... IKKiH-Psikintf EEP fair to choice v HE AT No. 2 red OliN-.No. 2 OAT8-N11. 2 K YE Na 2 H t JTER- reamery yxaiH-trfh J1J?S-Jobuing S PO 8 00 4 45 5 00 4 40 4 W 4 1.5 4 W H! VI", 23 25 12 58 anil overcome 1 iy common sense. T. Miller torney general of Mississippi, says that "me contrast between the negro aim white governments has been so Uecid edly in favor of the latier that the white eojile are determined there shall be no return to the former; indeed, a military des-jKitism would be preferred. If our political aoimuion at home is at all questionable in its rightfulness 111 its origin, let it be remem bered that we view government here as a matter of business, not glory, and we protest against interference, because we know that our state affairs a 11 managed in the interest of nil. We say to the republicans, take your new states and keep con trol of the government if you choose: keen up a scheme of taxation revolting to justice ana oppressive upon tno agricultural sec tions and we will submit cheerfully, but don't set ignoranco nnd vice to rule over the south. Lastly, when interest and judgment instead ot imssion and prejudice shall con- trol the southern negro, when there shall be a home of opinion among them, the question will be settled. The white people are solid because the negroes were solid against them." The state treasurer of Arkansas, W. E, Woodruff, thinks "the question can be solved by remitting to the states chiefly arlected. all local subjects, the supremo court of the Lmtea states being the hnal arbiter. George M. Adams, secretary of state of Knntuekv. snvsr nm one uf those who believe in tiie right of the jieople to regulate tneir own an airs in their own way. " Solomon Palmer, superintendent of edu cation of Alabama, thiaks "the south will work out the solution if left free to do so, Lieutenant Governor Mauldins:, of South Carolina, says: "The federal government can help the south by appointing to otiiee men of character and capacity, by dealing generously in the matter ot her internal im provements, and by refunding to her people the cotton tax, so unjustly collected from them. In other words, I 6ay let the south alone." Reservations in Oklahoma. Waphisuion, D. C, April 23. Secretary Noble, in a letter to the president, recom mended the establishment by executive proc lamation of certain reservations in Oklahoma. Following is the secretary's letter: Depabtment of the Interiob. Washing ton. To the Phesident, Sir: It has been ascertained that the acre of land desired for government use and control in the president's proclamation of March 23, 1889, and described as follows: One acre of land in square form in the northwest corner of section 9, in township 25 north, ranee 2 west of tho Indian meridian, in the Indian territory, is found not to be suitable for the purpose intended. "It is, therefore, recommended that said tract be relinquished and made subject to disposal as other lands embraced in said proclamation according to the of March 2. 18jit, and that the following tract be reserved for government use and control in lieu thereof: One acre of land in square in the northwest corner of northeast quarter of southeast quarter of section &, towuship ll, north of -ange 2, west of the Indian meridian, Indian territory. "In addition to said reservation it is represented by the proper military authorities that a reservation should be made of the following described tract: The southeast quarter of section 3i. township 12, north of range 3, west of the Indian meridian, in the Indian territory, for military purposes, and the reservation thereof from a settlement filing is recommended accordingly. I have the houer to be, very resiectfully, John W. Noble, Secretary. Upon this letter the president made the following endorsement: "Executive Mansion. The within recommendations are approved. The relinquishment of the first mentioned tract and the reservation of tho other tracts as therein projiosed are made and proclaimed accordingly. The secretary of the interior will cause the same to be noted in the general land office. Besjamis Habhison. Oklahoma Land Frauds. 'Washington, D. C.r April 23. The general land officials have information that persons will attempt to evade the law of homestead entry in Oklahoma. The method is to procure from soldiers a declaratory statement, which will operate to reserve the lands for six months. They also obtain from the soldier at the same time a relinquishment of his rights thereunder. The eharjiers may then lie able at any time within six months to sell theirclaims to personsdesiring homes, and by filing the relinquishment the iiur-ehascr obtains a preferred right in the land located. Every jwssible effort will be made by the land oflicials to prevent the consummation of these frauds, and when found the guilty parties will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law for perjury. The law on thie subject rmits soldiers to make their entries through attorneys, who. however, must swear that they have no personal interest in the claims, andtlie filings are not made with a view to relinquishing the claim. 2S Liquor la Oklahoma. Leavesworth, Kan., April 22. Hon. X. F. Acres, collector of internal revenue for the district of Kansas, which includes the Indian territory, is in receipt of the following instructions from Hon. 3 ohn W. il asrm. commissioner of internal revenue, which Berloua Trouble Avsried. IYih-ki.l, I. T., April St. The appre- heiulod trouble from the wounding and arrest of the boomer has Ixi-n averted by the release of the captured men. The Tex ana changed tho course of their march and fearing collision with the I luted States triKqw have encamped about five miles from tlio Oklahoma border. The two men ii-Hiecd to l mortally wounded now apis ar to lie in a fair way to recover, and unless through siflno uuforcseen accidents thcru will lie 110 deaths resiiltinir from the battle. The Tcxaus at lirt swore revenge, but have imdi-ntly concluded lo tirst take imsscssion of their lands, and if they si-cure their qtiar. ter sections they will Ihi satisi'.ed to let tho trouble drop. ' Tho rush from the north into Oklahoma still continues. The line for sixty miles south of Oklahoma was practically unbroken. Like water 111 a pipe, the wagons emptied out at one end and tilled in at the other, always full. And so it is from the touth, all day long the white topped wagons pa.'S thiough I'urcell, which is only across tho river Irom the Mecca of these pilgrims. The railroad is taxed to its titiuott. and the Santa Fe has at lust solved the problem by running two trains north 011 a single track against two running south. With twenty or inoro trains a day on this new-road not a singlo accident has occurred, the only mishap being the breaking of the water works, which has caussed a scarcity of water. The telegraph oierators handling all these trains are constantly at work dny and night. That their work has been well done, tho record of no accidents will bear witness. Tho business here is simply wonderful. COXSI'LTATIOX. the Officers eflha Two Tailed mate Mud Ufrlree for Oklahoma Have Keen t'umultlag lufotlirr lliejr Itave llera lu ft'hliiBlea OsiiIhk lualrnellun. and Ought to Know More loan Ollioi ten by Ihi Time - ltuiurlitlil Mailer Agreed I pen. From Actaitl Knowledge. Toi-esa, Kas., April 22. The land officers, both at Kingfisher and at Guthrie, .held a consultation and gave out the following as official, as to the manner of application for filing claims: All applications must be presented to tho register and receiver in the form prescribed by the rules and regulations of the department. No original entry pniwrs will be prepared by the land olHccr. Proiier blank forms will be furnished by the land officials to actual applicants on application, but not to attorneys. Guthrie land ofliee will be otiened Monday at noon. The non-mineral affidavit cannot be made upon hearsay, but ujion the actual knowledge ot the applicant hnnsclt. All alhttavits ana oaths must be administered by the receiver or register. Advice From General Meritt. Washington, D. C, April 23. The follow ing telegram has been received at the war department, dated Chicago, 111.: "The fol lowing telegram, dated at Oklahoma station, is respectfully forwarded: 'Haveiust arrived at this station; found everything quiet, and am making such disposition as will main tain peace on and after the 22d. Tho means of communication an railroad wire are inadequate even for the railroad travel. Com munication, in order to certainly reach me, should be wired through Woodward to Fort Keno, with which post 1 am makine arrange ments to establish a lino of carriers. Will telegraph later, as I receive information. . -Mebkitt, Brigadier General,' "Geokoe Cbook, "Major General Commanding." Checkmated by the banta Fe. Tor-EKA, Kan., April 23. The men who were to build bridges on the line of the settlers inarch and tax the settlers were cheek- mated by the Santa Fe road as soon as it was learned that these sharks were charging the emu-rants from $5 to S10 for crossing. The railroad company planked its road bridges over the dam-emus streams between Kansas and the Oklahoma line, built inclines to let teams on the road and passed them over for nothing. From the t Iklahoma line to the Kansas City line the t'onca trau is strewn with camp fires at night and white covered wagons in the day time. A veteran says he has seen nothing approaching the number of camp fires since the army was camped on the Potomac. The Chicago Colonists. Chicago, III., April 23. A special train left the city, on the Santa Fe road, having on board about 250 colonists for Oklahoma. They repre.-ent two colonies. One is the Chicago Oklahoma colony, the other the Chicaso Oklahoma Settler s association. The former will settle iu Edmans township. the latter in Guthrie township. Ihe travel ers will be well armed and supplied with an abundauee of tenta and provisions. Material for nearly 1.0U0 residences and business houses have been shipped trom this city. Ten Thousand in One Day. Chicago, III., April 23. A conservative estimate as to the number of people who ex pected to settle on town lots around Guthrie, Oklahoma, is lu.uuu. Monday, at 12 o clock the station at Guthrie was without an inhab itant. By night it was a city of 10,000 people. A Chicago firm who handle sectional houses w ill hum oUU houses on the ground. and each house, with plenty of help can be put up in two hours. Thirteen houses, in sections, were shipped to Guthrie from Arkansas City. Confiscated Whisky. Githbie, I. T., April 21. The orders to confiscate all whisky found in the territory has created consternation among a class who expected to take chances. There are a number of half barrels of whisky already in the cars, billed to Guthrie. United States Marshal Needles, of the Indian territory, said that he should be relentless. Needles does not anticipate any lawlessness nt Guth rie, but thinks the southern border may be unruly. Kansas Prohibition. Atchison, Kan., April 23. In a roeent in terview Senator Ingalls is quoted as saying: "The effect of prohibition in Kansas has been unmistakably advantageous, and the suppression of the open dramshop traffic in the state was one of the most extraordinary results of modern civilization, If the question would again lie submitted to the people, 1 have no doubt it would be adoptea by a votD practically unanimous." Wlndnm' fVhlaky Order. Washington, D. C, April 23. Secretary Windom has ordered a suspension of the sale of tax stain ps to parties desiring to engage in the whoh sale or retail sale of liquors in Ikla- homa. ihe secretary s decision is based on the ground that it would lie imjKissible to get liquor into Oklahoma without crossing some portion of the Indian territory. Hank of Guthrie. Camebon, Mo., April 23. The Bank of Guthrie projioses to open its doors for business among the first. R. De Steitmer and his son IgO'iie, of this city, are to lie the bankers. They have two cars loaded with brick, a safe and all means necessary to make up a bank outfit. Martial Uir. Topeka, Kas., April 23. General Merritt and his soldiers are at Guthrie to establish marshal law. There if great satisfaction among the settlers on account of theord i establishing martial law, and there is a feel ing of safety never existing before. 1 lu-(KAt April r.'. lha gentlemen are Just from Wa. hint-ton and St, Louis, ami liavo l-ocn in coiiMilialiiiu with tlai I'uitt-il State land t-oimiiti-ttiuiit-r, ami are jsmteil a 10 llieir duties. The question of priority of cquatu-r and liter is a vital one. The 1-e.t authorities are under the impression that Ihe I'uited States laws do not consider that the fraction of a day 1 applicable to Oklahoma claims, anil It cut an liiiiirtaut figure where there 1 a mad ru.li. This -oiiit tho law officer have covered. While in St. Louis tlicy had mado a registering stamp, which nuuU-rs a it registers, tlio first num. her taking priority a to filing. No hour of tiling w ill be made. There is the ureatest uncertainty in tho nundi of the vaiiis-r al-out claims. There id no decided means of nriH-eilurn. Tho doubt is as to whether an occupant take preroreiico to a llli-r. r.very tiinii there has a quarter section to chiiin. It is likely that all along the bonier this is the case, and a half dozen men may have selected lln- same claim. Tlio confusion found, to exist is beyond description. T 1 10 mo't im jitjrtnn t matter discussed by these gentlemen Is that they are instructed to enforce strictly the 11m. -mineral affidavit that is. every applicant must make affida vit Unit ho has Ik en on his promised claim, has been on every subdivision ot it, is famil iar Willi it trom actual observation, ami that there exists no mineral or coat 10 Ids knowledge. This is the first publicity given this phase of the case, and makes it necessary for every applicant to make a personal iu-sjieetioii of the land. It is a immt apparently iu favor of the squatter. The officers say it must I enforced. It leaves ii-n a wido gate for icrjury. The land officers say tho government desires tho people to dis-tini-ily understand that each and every man will have an equal chance In-fore the law. The government will not tolerate procuring of claims. A man without a rille and physically weak cannot be driven from his claim by a stronger man with arms. Disputed claims will be submitted to the land officers, and they will pass upon and decide tho ownership of the claim. Decisions can lo apealed to the I'nited States land commissioner. Every affidavit states that the applicant never entered upon or occupid any land covered by proclamation prior to April 22. This will hold againt-t the old boomers. KEHABD1SU TOWNS1TES. The question of tonusite claims is one of much moment. Laud Register Dille says that applicants for townsitcs must tile a plat of the proposed site. The application will lie sent to tho land agent at Washington, who will pass ujion it, and no title can be vested until the next meeting of congress. Any citizen can claim two of the platted lots by residing on one and agreeing to improve the other. It does not make any difference whether he belongs to the proiKised townsite company or not. The squatter on these lots will have the privilege of purchasing thera at $10 each, and no one can disturb him. The mayor or some other authorized official must give bim a deed on the payment of the money. A "OVEL SCHEME. eilcnil oniy to miniakc in inalli-r of I act, arming f 11 mi ern-r 111 cnli-ulaiiuu or bu palpal. a rrri-r of law, ami to cum- uf if. it em claim 111 which limb mil t liiunnv I afb-rward dm-ovi-red and produced, 'Ihi rule In dis-inrtl by I hi-, a by former allium iat nil ion . lo la i--lilnd to the t-(nl.lih mull of wi ll 1I1 tun d Ii l-il prni-ili ni, ninl I lie pulling ail llll! Milliltlllie til l-rollllie Im jot lull uf spta-al ililoluti J llu- .rtinr 1-hm) or t-lmiii. Win ro Ihe nieum-cin, . of former adjudication i so inrniili -t uihi renew of Hie el lili uee that It l lint a llilttu- of ili-piit.i, lie- tlfpaifmirit will not. nliixi to do jimticu Is cull's- the error 1 of lo.g siaiHling mid l.a l-t-n s-iiniioii-l ly tip.- 1111 ut m mm, A fniiliful 1 li- rvntiii- of Hie foregoing rule bv chuuiaiil and altoriii-v alike will treat ly facilitate llu- buiiit- of the ile urtiin in iclut-ng to ii-iuii i-laiiim, t'rult and Vegetable. St. Lot M, April 20, Tla lUpuUic pril.t report giving tlio fruit and tegi tabU) p(o peel of thtf whole country, llliuoi, Missouri, Arkansas, Ten ne-.se", Texas and Mississippi furnish very full und complete re port. Tho pcacli crop wilt be the largest ever grown. A crop is ssnnrcd tlio sent and south, but It is too early to predict full yield in the east, l ort-umh ly for apple grower Ihe crop of apples will ls much smaller than that of la.t year, it being the on year lor a crop at many of the lug shin. ping points notably intern New Vurk, a M.1-U0U that can timid evi-iy market in the country when a full orim l gathered. The strawla-rry crop i hardly up lo Ihe average, yet much larger than that 01 lass, which was the lightest iu many yenrs. Tim I-tar crop will average light through its great i-iiciiiy. the blight, i ho grata- crop 111 the wi st and south has litcn lavureil with such a mild winter that but little injury has Ken indicted, and though late fro-ts an- not et all gone, nearly double tho yield of lust car is looked for. Tlio general crop of other small fruits will not In- large, being nt many IKimts rather ncglii-tcil. riistotflre la Oklahoma. WASiiiNiiToN. I). C, April 20. The ot- ofllcu department officials are making active preparations for tho iiiiniidiiite erection of postofficf in Oklahoma, ouo at Kingllshcr and the o'lier at Guthrie. Several piostullieo insaviers are now on the ground examining proiccd mail routes into the country, and between all important points. For the pres. cut all mails will enter the country from the north over thu Atchtsou, looka A :.niita lo, and from the south they will be curried by regular government contractors. It is ex- jiectcd that tho mail facilities will equal tho needs ot tho settlers. .Mall lor the land office towns and the principal points will probably go forward on the very day, or at least on tlio day following the one on which the president s proclamation goes into effect. Assistant Postmaster General Clarkson said that probably twanty-tive iKistoffices would be established in the new territory within tho next thirty days, it no better accomiuoila-tions can lie had. postmasters will supply themselves with tents or whatever elsecuu be made available for shelter. Tiioors wrriiDitAwx. A Motor Line From Topelia to Denver, Topeka, Kan., April 20. A number of prominent capitalists in this city are seri ously considering the matter of constructing a fifth line of railway to the Rocky 'Mountains, which is to be a new departure in its way. It is not designed to make fast time, nor to be an air line, but is intended to strike tho fancy of those who go for an outing and would like to see the country us they pass through, or who have business a short distance from home and want to go as cheaply and as comfortably as possible. In a nutshell, it is projuised to adopt the street railway system to a more extended field. The road will be built in a substantial manner, after the fashion of the To)icka Belt railway, and ears and motors similar to those on the Belt line will be used, while the rates will be figured up on a basis of less than 1 cent per mile. Tho public will be given to understand that they can ride, and ride cheap, but that they are not to exjiect the earth when they buy their tickets. On this line a family can charter a car and go to the mountains in the summer, having their car side tracked at any jioint along the route where they may wish to visit friends. They can do their own cooking on board and, in short, travel leisurely and pleasantly. When there is anything to be seen along the route the train can stop until the curiosity of the passeng. rs is satisfied, for it is not running to make time, but to please its patrons. The chances are that if this scheme is carried out it will worry some of the old trans-continental lines considerably, for tho low rates promised to be charged, as well ns the novelty of the plan w ill attract tourists generally from the very outset. It will be next to traveling by oue's own conveyance. The Boomers Move on. Topeka, Kan., April 20. Dispatches from Ihe southern border give a vivid picture of the start of emigrants. The roads are very soft, the mud hub deep. Between camps at Arkansas City and the state line the road is narrow and fenced with hedge and barbed wire. Many families slept the last night lie-fore the start in their wagons, in line in the deep mud. Good order prevailed during the night and during the first march. Parties have been permitted to go ahead and construct rude bridges where crossing of streams was impossible without them, with the privilege of charging a toll fee to each wagon. A. Williams, from Chautauqua county, with his wife and live children, were in the leading wagon. Dan Sikes. of Kingman. Kan., lead a ten wagon company from Kingman, and carried the American flag. It was plainly seen for miles. Meantime police officers were looking for Sikes. to tell him the sad news that his son, N. G. Sikes, had killed himself at Wichita. The Arkansas City crowd camped the first night at Salt creek, fourteen miles south of the state line. All along the march, whenever a team was stuck in the mud, or other trouble was experienced, volunteer assist ance was promptly-given. The first march was remarkable for the good order maintained and the cheerful acceptance and manly conquering of obstacles. The start from Arkansas City was made at 8 o'clock a. m., and from Caldwell two hours later. Ihe Caldwell crowd had agreed to first occupy their claims before going to the land office. United States Commissioner F. S. Rogers, with deputy marhals, have gone to Kingfisher to be ready to oien court in a tent at once, upon the arrival of the crowds. A Viet 1 111 of the storm. Wellington, Kan., April 10. During tho fearful storm which raged throughout tliis section a barn was blown to pieces six and one-half miles southeast of this city, and some of the timliers were driven by force of the wind clear through the north side of a house, one of which struck and fatally injured a Mr. Hacker, who, with his family, occupied it. Three hours later the man died. The hapiiening was a jieculiarly sad one. The family came to Sumner county from the west lust fall about starved out. When the storm came Hacker aroused his wife (who was about to be confined) and four children and was hurrying them out of the room when tho debris struck the house. He being the last to leave was struck just on the threshold. The house was instantly flooded with water, and for an hour the storm raged with unabated fury, during which the woman and children went through a time that tned their souls. Ihe county took charge of the body and the neighbors cured for the unfortunate wife and children. 1'res Arrangement. Topeka, Kan., April 20. The arrange ments for the reporters to enter Guthrie have been about completed. The newspaper reporters met and appointed T. W. Eekert, of the Arkansas City Traveler, C. C. Cox, of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, and H. L. Preston, of the Kansas City Star, a committee to make the final arrangements with the Santa Fe officials for siiecial service. A sjiecial car will be provided on the first train Monday morning for tho reporters. The train leaves here ut 9 o'clock and will be on the line between the Cherokee strip and Oklahoma exactly at 12 o'clock. The committee has the power to start the sjieeial press train back in the afternoon. Arrangements will be made to drop a certain amount of dispatches here and another portion at Winlield, and the press train will arrive at Wichita by :00 Monday night. True to the Platform. 17? Washington, D. C, April 19. The presi dent made a declaration which indicates that he has not forgotten the civil service reform plank in the national republican platform. A delegation, consisting of several memliers of congress, waited on him to ask a further postponement of the application 01 tha civil service rules to the railway mail service. The president replied that it could not lie done. The first postponement, from March 15 to May 1. he said, had been made hecause of the inability of tiie civil service commission to prepare eligible lists by the earlier date, but there was no excuse for any further postponement and none would be made. We should be disregarding the pledges made to the country." said General Harrison, "if we did that. Te Pension Claimant and Attorneys, Washington, D. C. April 20. Assistant Secretary Bussey has issued the following circular letter to pension claimants and at torneys: "With reference to motions for the recon sideration xf pension claims that have been already adjudicated on appeal to the secre tary of the interior, the department hoi ds now, as heretofore, that the right of an incumbent to review, or reconsider a predecessor's decisions does not relate to questions involving mere discretion and judgment, but J No National Hanks Yet. Washington, D. C, April 19. The prospective oiening of the Oklahoma country has already resulted in applications, for charters for national banks to be established there. These applications have raised a perplexing question, with which the attorney general and the comptroller of the currency are now wrestling. The law provides that applications for authority to open national banks shall be on rue lor a year betore charters are granted. The territory of Oklahoma, however, has not been open to settlement until now, and consequently there has heretofore been no occasion for applications for the establishment of nntional bauks there. With the opening of these lands there will be an immediate need of banks, but if the law is construed literally no national banks can be established iu Oklahoma for a year to come. The Matter Left With the Conrt, " St. Paul, Minn., April 19. The Btreet car strike in St. Paul has reached the legislature and was acted on by that body, the City Railway company being knocked out in the first round. This is tho fourth day of the strike, and no attempt having been made to start cars or otherwise to accommodate the public, the legislature probably acted more promptly than it would otherwise have done. The matter came up in the shape of a bill by Sir. Willich, which repeals a previous act validating an old city ordinance giving the St. Paul City Railway company the exclusive privileges of the streets of the city, and tho bill was passed by a vote of Wi to 111. The effects of this legislation, which will probably pass the senate, is to throw open the matter of exclusive rights to the streets, nnd leave the decision of that matter to th courts. The Color Line in Base Hall. Buffalo, N. Y., April 20. Mascot Grant, the ebony second baseman, is not likely to play with the Buffalo this year. Manager Rowe has been looking for Grant and Cliff Carroll with a view- to signing them. Grant iilnvml with the Cuban Giautri in Washing ton, and in reply to an inquiry said he would sign only for $250 a month. This is considered too high, and the other members of the team threaten to rebel if he plays. Last year they refused to have their pictures taken on Grant's account, and objected to traveling with him. The boys acknowledge that he is a good player, but they are in relwlhon just the same. Their sentiment is that col. ored men should not play with white men. A Ready Information Bureau. New York, April 19. The police commissioners passed resolutions which will open a ready information bureau for the crowds of strangers who are exieeted to visit the city during the coming Washington centennial. The commanding offiwrs at the various police precinct station houses are instructed to take lists of reputable boarding-house keepers and other people who are desirous of providing accommodations for the visitors, and to furnish information to stranger thus inquiring. Horse Burned. Kansas Citt, Mo, April 20. Carelessnesa caused a fire in Spaulding's livery stable, at No. 5f.3 Grand avenue. The usual fatality regarding the horses occurred. Several val- ual de animals lost. Loss on building is esti mated at U0. The dead horses were value at 2,5U0. Cholera la the rhllilplne. Saw Fhanc-isco, April 20. Word reaches here that cholera is epidemic in the Phillip-ine Islands, and that oat of 1,500 cases 1,000 have proved fatal. Tiie limit Comma are The Trail Free aad t.fsrylhln; on Moie-aiort a WlteoU Ua Altmg Hlili lb trend. Troop an Hand for Patrol liy-iiii. Ku1rln Mad ltdy Uy Ho. Kail, road -I', m. Manual nod Dapulie a Uand fcaa tlguliiig. Wti.lJNOTos, K., April 17. Whitu i-ov. ertd wagon bound for Oklahoma are n. lug through all the lime, "1'nwiiee Hill" M litre ami late lint the aoldiem have lilt Us-il withdrawn from Ihe state line, ami 11 ro now on Ihe Oklahoma line. Sf.:. are l-riiiitti il to go right to tin- Uirtl r of Ok'a. Iitiliia. Hi colony, which ciiiuml around Huiiniweil, ha trhl for Miller' Kock, I. T. There are :yu np!o with It i nt. TWO fAVAIJIT ItillllMUI. Topeka, Kan., April 17. In c-omptituu-e with the request of thu official of the Smita Ke railroad, lrf hare reason lo fear that boomer now in Oklahoma n.ny nth-mi 1 to obstruct ihe i n age of Irani on April 22, two troop 01 the rVth cavalry art iu rt tub-nee lu march from Furl Kllmtt !o -rform J-otrol duty and protect railroad pn ieity. The old tune IxKiiiicn fear they will In- till, able to acquire tho claims they slaked out year ago should the railroads till tin- coiiii. I ry with new comers. The Siintn Ke H111I-rtiid company now ha 47 freight ears 011 their ide track at Arkansas City, which art-in-ing loaded with implement, linns-Ii . Id goods, nien-handisf- and houses, framed and ready to put up. The agent tit that 1 uiut aunt: "i can now move l,(i ciir ol tn ight una G.tioopai-Ki-iigt-ra ill twelve hours. tii-u t-rnl Merritt, tit Fort I-aii-iiWurtli, has is sued order to tho military otbiir tn the territory lo s rmii boomer to cross the t'hi-rol.ee strip in tune to rem h the OkIh luiiiin lino April 22, the date n-t fur the ow n ing 01 tno I- rritory by the piv-l.lc;it, THK koap 01 I N. Kansas Citv. Mo.. Auril 17. A Time' Lictivctnvorlh sjni-inl says that Gcn. rtl Merritt has issued mi order to the triHijis to allow Hie boomers to t ru-s the hans-is line mti the Cherokee strip, beginning Friday, April l'.. This will givetheiii three days to drive iniir teum across the strip into Oi.laln.111a. Judge Usher' Funeril. Lawrence, Kan., April It. The funeral of the late Judge J. 1'. I'sher takes place at tho family residence here this afternoon. The rcmaius, a-compnmed by tho friends and relatives of tiie deceased, arrived in this city yesterday in a sjiccial car sent by the lmon Pacific railroad from Kansas City for that purpose. A number of distinguished per sonages from the east are present. 1 he office of the secretary of the interior, at Washington, will lie appropriately decor ated, in due resiiect for the ex-secretary. John P. Usher. Postmaster Shannon re ceived a telegram from Secretary Noble asking date ol tho funeral, and telegraphed a reply. At a meeting of company H. of the r irst regiment, state militia, known as the Lsher tniards, it was decided t attend the funeral exercise in a body, dressed in full uniform. This company was organized in June. 1n4, and took the name of the "I'sher Guards.' The present captain. John P. I'sher, jr was with Ins tut her nt the tuno of his death. Messrs. J. M. Walker. W. S. Mctcalf and H, B. Pears were selecte J as committee to draw- up appropriate resolutions. Commander .M. H. ln-ley. of the Loyal Legion, issued an order requesting members to attend the funeral. In a standard work named "Reminiscen ces of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished men of His Time," edited by the editor uf the North American Review, Judge I'sher hi;i contributed ttie fifth chapter, which treats of some of Lincoln s omcial acts. Soon after Judge Vsher's resignation he came west and located at Lawrence. Of lute years he has spent the winters in the milder climate of I'lorida, where he had a Initial home. He was one of tho earliest promoters of the construction of the I'nion Pacific road, and has been cimnsel for its eastern division almost since the road was built. Ho also had a law office at Kansas City. Kan., where he was attorney for the elevated road, but he seldom visited it. en trusting the business to his partner, Mr. JLoomis. Ihe judges mends remember him as a large, kindly man, whose politeness never foroook him. Ho belongs to the type of men that flourished in the days of Lincoln and Seward. Of the notable men who composed Lincoln's first cabinet Judge Usher, at the time of liis death, was the soie survivor. Entries of lanti. Toi'eka, April 18. The rulings of the de partment have been repeated regarding the entries of lands, but an additional order has been issued which will cost some officer much money. It is that the first papers, or filings shall be received during the rush stamped with numbers, and afterwards entered according to the order of tiling. This repeats a Garden City experience, where the receiver was $13.00 ahead of the entries of lands, and yet he honestly accounted for every cent that came into his ttosscssion. Tho trouble arose from duplicate tilings, wo men having selected the same land, and the work not being completed at the time, error was not discovered until the plats camo to be marked. Then. too. the two distinctive features of the law, so antagonistic in their provisions. A can rush to the land office and from the map select what he believes to be good enough for him, and files on it, having six months to make settlement. B, in looking about, secures this same quirtr section, dumps his worldly effects thereon, commences his hut or dugout, well nnd plowing, having, under the law, ninety days in which to make his filing. When lie goes to the land office he finds that A has already filed on this same land, and there comes a con test and litigation. If he proves that he settled before A filed, then B is the owner. But if A can "secure ' good witnesses and prove that B did not settle and commence im provements when he took the oath he did, then A gets the land. If, as sometimes happens, one filed at the same hour, on the same date the other settled, a compromise is effected by giving cain eighty acres, and two men are made neighbors Vhose morning greetings will be an interchange of Win chester courtesies. lie wrre made lioiii-li-, wiping :tb. only Hut tliiilv il-y won-, 1 jii. ti r-puiM mi ui lr4 of i-fci'li , i-ti In r"tia4 oer Jj Log t rw biiriu d lo death. It i --1 .timtsr 1 Hint ij duelling -o ih-iruJ. Kti-ry e.t jgu ,,f f, in 11, j in (he Iiu n ol Hh lire I gtiiMi. linn man a kiiuau It huiv I -!u buried lull, all aid ItHir tth nir1til llll.a.lig. 1 lit- dittliugu i ,liu !.t lv tfcbuy ImjUuu4 dulllll-. Til tuvrnt rtjihirni Party. Wijssu m, April I7.-1V Ki'i 1 ! lor. ilitf party lift fr Hid ar.-tij cr. n; Tho l-itrty coti.j.u ,,f ntVt B., j, I-, .1 , ,y A, M , F.lfte.l, le w, ul!l,y piuprn ; n ol a largo Mii.k farm. 1 !i v gu Iruin he . t 1 aliimry. ItK iK-e aero. if,., cutitry p, 1: i..,.,otun. ami lln-y will i . ..t.i.d i,-M-i.-;,, -m river until lis- Art-tie i fin, 1- r. .iii -d, ai.J nt ilm IIHMith of that imr tlt. y mi. 1 t., l.iul.l a "I '! i.it h Ih-y w,; r toM.-J ' Harrow, a ft at which ln u-r!i b..t ian-ly i-rtoriiiid. TlM-y hum ti r--ti.ui through IU hnug airnil an l ii, and '.r'-:.g Ala-kit, reiH-ll V li-buiit in nl and a ea.-' t.i 1... They l.au-1I1 fi!cl rlii.mi with 1!,- pin. on Hay itJiiilniiiy lu re, mid th-i i-uii.p ! , ! placing nil II n ii,iivi M it dii-ji-t. il. '1 l-y are also Inking nti 1 Inborn!.' !., I. i,f Mure to the native... 'h-y fi-or li.i-y v til iu--t with hti-t I- Ki"iiiiniiU in th" liej.i". of mm Harrow, anil are mak ngprovi:ja for p'.ui-uu ing tin hi by these means. Pl.sil III llmiio. Washim.iiix. I). r April 17. C. C, Tilieher, of Ct-IUwati-r, Kan., who cauio htre t-vt nil wu-.-k ago a an applicant fur office, h fl for hi.iiK-. lie i-ttint-with in l irseuiciit fn-in Kiitis.1 official an l iilit:cuiti a a candidate for -ecri-iury of Iejn'ion at Car-u-ii, Vineziieln, thu place r--in ly held by a Kansas ileiiiia-mt, Charles K. tbniidiiy, jr. Mr. Tiii- lu r. nxi-ivu.g little i-ii-y'ir.ig-ini-ut from tin- ilele.-atioii. Went to tho White house by hiiu-i lf n;id pro ut -.l lu ntiplicn- t on mid iuilur-H-inc i-t in p-r-uii to the president, lb- wa Hci urded a.-i i::t -.-.ii-w with l'r sidt ut Hrirrisiui. and cimi- out smiling and ap4uviitly sati-tied w.th h rtti-ts, lb- took the 1 1 it 1 11 for o!:ii!niii.a. ai.il if the olllio ho longs lor iii.en't 1-me, he will remain in th-- "promi-i d hinti"a- sr. himilteo of olio to Wolcjtue the urrivuls u'. tcuder. feet." Captain Wo d-on Will I cad. Kansas City, Mo., April K Captain WiKnison, nt Caldwell, staled that ho would take up the inr.rch to the north boundary ot Oklahoma on tho l'.Uh. He will load with his trous, and following will come the boomers in their wagon-. Cantmu Woodson expects that tho journey will occupy three days, and hi- will hold the boomer 11 liu the bonier until noon of tin- 22d. Caii-tain Hall, of C troop. Fifth cavalry, will assist in guarding tho Cimarron. The town is full of buomt rs, and t.ie white covered wagons are to lie seeu evrywh nj. Their destination is Lu-L:i. tlieetotl. lnnd otlicj. Thelaui.iA . build. lrM 1 yet commenced, but liiml cr is ItetLi h;iu Jd by wagon from Caldwell for the cunst ruction of them, and tho si ago stations along the pro-INJsed line of the liock Island. Secured hy Perkins and Plumb. Washinotos, D. C, April l1. Senator Plumb has secured pensions for John M. Scott, of Emjioria, and Orange Suuford, of Burlington, han. Congressman Perkins ha scored iensions for Mrs. Mary Tenney, of ElkFalK'Albert North. of Lakeland, Mrs, Matilda Higliee, of Lamed, Eliza Hoyt, of Chi-topa. Margaret Hansel and Joseph Datin, of Indejiendeiicp. and aniucreae fur George W. Martin, of Wintield. Congressman Perkins was also trying to secure the reorganization of all pen-ion boards in his district and to procuie add.tional boards for every county represented by him. Commissioner Tanner looked favorably upon the request, as it would favor all old soldiers, many of whom cannot afford to go fur for examination. Received Their Commission. Washington, D. C. April 17. George D. Robinson, of Massachusetts, J. Otis Humphrey, of Illinois, and Alfred M. Wilson, of Arkansas, the members of the commission recently apiiointed by the president to negotiate with the Cherokee and other Indian tnbes, in the Indian territory, for a cession of cor'ain lands under act uf March 2, met here and received their commissions. A conference was held with tha secretary of tho interior, nt which the work to be undertaken was informally discussed. The written instructions are very elaborate, and contain a complete history of the government' treaty relations with these Iudians from the earliest times. Official Ignorance. Topeka, April 18. The orders of the land department at Washington reveal an intense ignorance of the real situation in Oklahoma. Ihe siiecial agent sent to secure suitable buildings, Mr. Pickler, had instructions to rent at both Guthrie and Kingfisher. In case this could not be done "at a reasonable price," Mr. Pickler was then empowered to purchase lumbrr and have it shipped to both places and have buildings ereeted. He had a permit to enter the territory, but permits for carpenters and laborers were overlooked, while teaming to Kingfisher was to be "secured ut the village of Guthrie." Much Interested ia It. Laweence, Kan., April 18. Newman Erb, president of the Kansas City, Wyandotte ifc Northwestern railroad, and J. D. Brinker- hoff, division superintendent of the Union Pucitic railroad, are in the city looking over the Lawrence, Emporia & Southwestern railroad, known as the Carbondale branch, with the view of purchasing and extending the road. The resident directors, J. D. Bower- sock and Colonel O. E. Learnard, think that the transfer will be made. Lawrence is much interested in this deal, as an exten sion would open up large coalfields and give an outlet to the north and west Scheme to Capture Lower California. Los Angeles, Cal., April 17. There is a well authenticated scheme on foot to capture Lower California. A reporter found two gentlemen who hnd been asked to join in the undertaking. They aro Grand Army men, well known and reliable. At their request their names are not given, but if it becomes necessary fheir identity can be established. One of them occupies an official position and the other is a well known capitalist. One said: "Yes, sir, I think there is a scheme to capture the lower peninsula, and if it is well organized, and has the jowerful backing its memliers claim for it, they will make considerable trouble for Mexico. I was asked to join and was offered suitable rank and pay. Of course I would have nothing to do with such a scheme, and did not want to know too much about it." The second fe-deral officer when interrogated admitted having the same offer made to him. The scheme is being worked through a secret order, which has a large membership through the south. He said, "they are well orgauized and numtier now over 100,-(XJ in the military department. The civil department takes in many prominent and influential men. I refused to have anything to do with the scheme, but exjiect to hear from it before long. Anyone who has watched the progress of things on the jienin-Bula duringthe last year, and who has known of the existence of this society, can easily see that trouble is brewing." A Terrible Forest fire, Danville, Va., April 17. Information has .ieen received of a terrible forest fire in Patrick county, which swept everything be-for it. One man, six horses, a large number of hogs and cattle and numerous dwellings and tobacco barns were consumed. Many poor people are left in a destit it? condition. Such a fire was never before known in this section. Baltimore. April 17. The forest fire extended from Patrick's Springs to Critz depot, on tiie Canville & New River railroad, covering an area ten miles long and six miles wide. The fire burned until a heavy rain aisled the men in stopp- r g Over 100 f ami- gar.-a Fe Hatters. Kansas City, Mo., April 18. A special from Boston says: It is current talk that next week will bring the announcement of the ticket for the new Atchison directory, and it is now openly admitted by Kidder, Peabody tfc Co., to their friends, that they propose to retire Mr. Niekerson from the directory, and it is also currently reported that President Strong will also be retired. This proposed action, however, is meeting with opposition upon the ground that- in the present condition of affairs Mr. Strong 1 indispansible to the company. Army Promotions, Leavenworth, Kan., April 18. By the death of Colonel Hatch, Ninth cavalry, Lieutenant Colonel J. G. Tilford becomes colonel of the Ninth cavahy; Major H. C. Carlton, of the Third, becomes lieutenant colonel of tho Ninth, Captain L. T. Morris, of the Eighth, becomes major of the Third; F'irst Lieutenaut S. W. Fountain, of the Eighth, becomes enptain, mi Second Lieutenant A. G. Hammond, of the Eighth, becomes first lieutenant. Visible Supply of Grain. New Tohk, April 17. Foiiowing is the statement of the visible supply of grain in store and afloat on Saturday, April 11!, a issued by the produce exchange: W heat, 27.77X.7X2: decrease. 1.0TO.C32, Corn. lil.245.lX7: decrease, 2'ii.57(i. Onts. fi.KX.2H0: decrease, lStViot. Rve. 1,648,W4-. increase, 2,111. Barley, 1,052,713; decrease, 123.GJ4. Colonel Hatch Funeral. Lfjivenwobth. Kan., April IS. The funeral of Colonel Edward Hatch, Ninth Cnited States cavalry, brevet major general V. S. A., took place at the Fort. General Hatch met his death at Fort Niobrara, last week, by a fall from a coach. His remaps arrived at the Fort over the Misso-iri I'aeinc. escorted by Lieute iants '. W. Taylor and W. L, Finley, of the Ninth cavalry staff. Tanner' Hlj Mall. Washington, V. C, April 18. Commissioner Tanner, of the pension bureau, received during the first week in the present month lib, 7x1 letters and 01 her piece of mail matter pertaining to the business of his office, and last week hi received titt.OiiO pieces. The commissioner desire this fad made public, as a genera! explanation of delay in answering eonesiiondence. Will Represent Knflsnd. London, April 17. Sir Edward B. Malet, the British ambassador at Berlin, will repre- sent England at the Sainoan conference.! He will lie assisted by two oflicials from the foreign, office.

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