Western Kansas World from WaKeeney, Kansas on April 20, 1889 · Page 7
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tAtrt'-C'!z!is? f!s?wf!f 3:f'ri:V fl "?-" s"r " . LSV?. ?- r & v lew km. $$ 1 :-. M i,t$ ti -?wr LATEST NEWS. Condensed for the Convenience of Hurried Readers. The mayor of New York lias a force at work chopping down telegraph poles. Several streets were cleaned of them. A freight train was wrecked on the Cairo Short lane, near Belville HL, by the road bed sinking ten feet, over a coal mine. The total values of the exports of beef and hog products during March was $8,125,068, and in March, 1888, was $5,32359. Secretary Noble has little faith in the Cherokee commission being able to make any terms for the purchase of the outlet, The Michigan senate are proposing to solve the-twine trust question by having twine manufactured in the penitentiary. Minneapolis, Minn., and ChyennerWy.T., have both had bank roberies, done m imitation of the recent bold robbery at Denver, "CoL The old soldiers' colony, which has gone to Oklahoma, is said to number 2,000. Seven hundred covered wagons left Wichita in line. Judge Brewer has decided that the dories "patent applied for" is no protection of the inventor of an article as against other manufacturers of it. . The new boot and shoe manufactory, at Lawrence, Kan., has a machinery capacity of towards a thousand pairs a day, and can keep 400 people at work. It is now asserted that the federal court at Fans, Tex., has jurisdiction over No Man's Land, given it by the law establishing the new Muskogee court. John P. Usher, who was secretary of the interior under Lincoln died April 13 at Philadelphia. An operation to remove a tumor from his throat killed him. The employes of the passenger department of the C. K. & N. have sent an elegant diamond stud to the address of John Sebastian, general passenger agent of the C. B. L &P. All the freight brat cm en on the 150 miles division of the Atchison & Pacific between Winslow and Mojave, went out on a strike, because the company refused to allow three men to each train. Congressman Peters has succeeded in getting Robert McCanse, of Cimarron, Kan., appointed postmaster for Lisbon (Kingfisher) Oklahoma. He has also got a postal route established to that place. The Julius Schwartz, whe was recently arrested and taken from Topeta to New York on a charge of forgery, was a defeated candidate for congress iu the last election in the Eighteenth New York district. The steamer Denmark, bound from Christiana, Sweden, to New York, has been discovered in midocean, apparently abandoned and in a sinking condition. No clew to the 700 people she earned has been discovered. Mrs. Deborah McClurken has been awarded $3,000 by a Wyandotte county, Kansas, jury, as against the defendants in the suit, who are "joint" keepers nt Armourdale. The damage done was making a drunkard of her husband. The president made the following appointments April 1G. William P. Hepburn, of Iowa, to bo solicitor of the treasury; Win. H. Whitman, of New Mexico, to be justice of the supremo court of the territory of New Mexico. Governor Bobinson has declined his appointment on the Indian commission. A new commissioner will be appointed with as little delay as possible. This will delay the departure of the commission for the Indian territory. Those who go to Oklahoma will have the duty, and the right under tho laws, to form a local government for themselves. Until this is done there is no government there, no laws, sao what of both is dealt out by the new United States court in session at Muskogee. Along the line of tho proposed centennial parade, in New York city, windows arc already being rented, from which to see the show, at from 3.00 to $100 per day. At a well located hotel $200 a day has been paid for the best rooms. Thoro is scarcely a hotel on tho route, clear to Central park, that has a front room left, at oven $100 per day. Sunday Base Ball Illegal. Kansas City, Mo., April 16. Judge Ellison, of the court of appeals, sustained tho decision of the Macon county circuit court, in which it was decided that the law making horse racing, cock fighting, etc., unlawful on Sunday applied equally to base ball. The case is of peculiar interest, from the fact that tho legislature now in session refused to pass a law making Sunday base ball games a misdemeanor. Better Than Oklahoma. 1,200 acres of the choicest land in tho San Luis Valley, in Southern Colorado, all under fence, water-rights secured and ditches ready 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 adapted to either farming or stock-raising, For price, terms, etc., address Henbx A. Buttebs, Alamosa, Colorado. Further Arrests Expected. Pabis, April 16. The Evenent says: A large number of documents proving General Boulanger had tampered with the army, have been submitted to the senate, which is to conduct the trial against General Boulanger and other leaders of the Boulangist party. The arrest of a number of military men is imminent. The warrants that were issued for the arrest of General Boulanger, M. Bochefort and Count Dillon have been served at their respective residences. GENERAL MARKETS. Kansas Citt, April 17. CATTLE Shipping steers $3 00 1C Range eteus none offered HOGS Good to choice heavy... 445 4 52ji 8HEEP Good muttons 4 15 g 4 72 WHEAT No. 2 red no bids No. 2 soft no tads CORN No. 2 no bids OATS-No. 2 no bids BYE No.2 no bids FLOUR Patents, per sack 2 80 2 40 HAY-Bakd.....:. 8 50 4 00 BUTTER-Choice creamery..... 30 g 23 CHEESE Fnll cream 11U BGGB-Choiee 7 BACON Ham lOfc POULTRY Hens SCO S SS Roosters 2 25 Turkeys. 10 A 12H POTATOES-Home grown 15 g 20 CHICAGO. STTLE-Steers S 40 ft 4 82GJbrMld 4 70 ft 4 90 8HEEP Natives 3 00 S 4 90 FLOUR Winter wheat 8 00 S 6 25 WHEAT No. 2 red 86SC8 67 corn-no.2 !..:..."" 34 OATS No. 2 Hlf bye-no.2 :. BUTTER Choice creamery..... 24 S 25 EGGS-Fresh : w S PORK 11 SO g U 55 ST. IOUIS. CATTLE Nativa steers 3 40 A 4 30 Fair to good 3 10 te 4 00 HOGS-Packing.... 4 45 4 85 SHEEP Fair to choice 4 00 &. f 80 WHEAT No.2 red 85X CORN-No.2 3BH OATS-No. 2 ! BYE No.2 4i BUTTER Creamery 2t 25 BGGB-Fmh fOBK-Jobbing U M BOOMER WSWS. Opinions of the General Land Office, About Entries. Manner of Making Settlement-Rights ofPartles Who Were Lawfully There Prior to April 22-GoIng In on Rafts and Flat Boats. WASHrsoTos, D. C, April 15. The commissioner of the general land office in reply to a letter from Arkansas City says: In reply I have to state that the lands in question are to be disposed of to actual settlers under the homestead laws only. A party desiring to become an actual settler under the homestead lawB may initiate his claim by entry at the district land office after properly examining and selecting the land desired, in which case he is allowed six months from date of entry within which to establish his actual residence on the land which must consist of some act or acts connecting himself with the particular tract claimed; said act or acta to be equivalent to announcement of such as his intentions and from which the public generally may have notice of his claim. Thereafter ho is allowed three months within which to make his claim or record by entry in the district land office." And in reply to a letter referred to him by Senator Ingalls the commissioner says: "In reply I have to state that the act of March 2t 1889, to which Mr. Sommers refers, provides as he states that no one shall be permitted to enter or acquire any right to any of the Oklahoma lands to be disposed of thereunder, who violates its provisions by entering upon and occupying the same prior to 12 o'clock noon Aprill 22, 1889, the date fixed in the president's proclamation of March 23, 1889, for the said lands to become open to settlement. The statutes make no exception to this provision. I am inclined to think, however that when a person was already within these lands at the date of the approval of the act by proper authority, his presence there should not be regarded as a violation of this provision of the act. The primary jurisdiction to the act upon applications to enter rests with the district land officers, and Mr. Sommers may present his application for entry to them with proper proof of his allegations. Should they refuse to permit an entry, he may appeal from their action, which would bring his application and proofs before this office for its adjudication." Wichita, Kan.. April 15. Of the many schemes to circumvent the law and the troops preventing boomers from entering Oklahoma prior to the 22nd, perhaps the most original is that of Oklahoma Hill, who is having constructed a number of flatboats with which to transport his colony down the Arkansas river to a point within ten miles of the northeast of Oklahoma. In this way it is hoped to get in before the rush. Hill claims that the Arkansas river is a navigable stream, and that no one can stop the right of way. He himself leaves for Oklahoma tomorrow to establish his Cannon-ball Stage line from Guthrie to Kingfisher. State of Trade. New York, April 16. R. G. Dun fc Co.'s ircckly review of trade says: There are distinct signs of improvement in business. Reports from interior points, almost without exception, indicate an enlargement of trade. Rapid advances in sugar, coffee, cotton, butter and oats, are nearly balanced by the decline in wheat, com, pork products, print cloths, leather and other articles, so tnat the general average of prices is but a shade higher than a week ago. But further disbursements by the treasury havo increased the already abuncL supply of money, the market for securities has'improved, and exports continue to increase. The most significant feature of the week's commercial nsws is the report of furnaces in blast April 1, which show a weekly output of anthracite and bituminous iron, only 657 tons less than March 1, and nearly 37,000 tons, or 36 per cent, larger than a j ear ago. The sufficient fact is that with a production close to the largest ever known, prices scarcely yield at aQ. These facts in connection with the narrow demand for rails, indicate that the consumption of iron in other forms must be increasing. The boot and shoo trade is said to bo large beyond precedent. Leather is a shade lower and hides are over abundant. Raw cotton has risen a quarter. Woolen manufacturers and dealers are excited By the news that the recent appointed apppraiscr at Philadelphia has advanced the duty on worsteds to correspond with that onwoolens and some believe that a similar ruling will soon be made here and at other ports. The market for raw wool is stronger in tone and an advance in price is expected. ithout exception reports from the interior show that money is abundant though in a few instances the demand is improving. Fear of disturbance in connection with April settlements ha ing passed. The disbursements for the week have exceeded the receipts by $3,800,000. No demand from abroad appears as yet, though foreign exchange has been strong in spite of some purchases of securities on European accounts. The stock market, owing to these purchases and an apparent change in the plans of some operators, has been stronger with a sharp advance in a few stocks, and sales for the week havo reached 1,500.000 shares. A most important sympton is that exports of merchandise from New Yoik for April thus far exceeds last years by 18 per cent, and the further fall of 11 cents in wheat and 1 cent in corn tends to increase the movement. The reports of increase in spring wheat acreage continue and Eowing has progressed favorably, the season being about three weeks earlier than last year. The business failures number 239, as against a total of 222 last week, and 240 the week previous. For the corresponding week of last year the figures were 222. THE DANMARK DISASTER. No News From the Lost Seven Hundred People. New Yobs, April 16. The Aller from Bremen has arrived at her dock. The first her captain heard of the disaster to the Steamer Danmark was from the reporters that thronged to the dock. The Aller had sighted no wreckage nor encountered any signs of the disaster. The mails from tho White Star steamer, Brittannic, were distributed this morning and among the letters was one for Funch, Edyc & Co., containing a list of passengers who were on board the abandoned steamer, Danmark. No news concerning their fate has yet been received, but tho agents , of the steamer, which is by this tune at the bottom of the sea, are hopeful that some passing vessel may have taken off the passengers and crew. In hoping for this good fortune they are half expectant that it will have fallen to the lot of their own steamer Iceland to have performed a good piece of work. The Iceland left Christiansend on March 30, and is expected to arrive here at any hour. No other steamers have arrived with any news of having fallen in with drifting boats, and this increases the hope that some steamship has rendered timely assistance, and taken the shipwrecked passengers and their boats all on board. Tellegrams are arriving every hour at the office of the agents, asking for information concerning fnends who were on board the steamship. One came from Omaha, Neb., from S. B. Barkslow, asking if Benedict Persow, of Palo, Sweden, was a passenger, A glance at the list revealed the fact that she was. BXXJXTTBATTHZT WKSS SATXD. London, April 16. Captain Boed, of the InmaBliae steamer. City of Chester, which sighted the abandoned steamer Danmark and believed that the paseengerg and crew of the Danmark were rescued. He bases his belief on the fact that the Danmark's boats were gone. A chain cable was seen hanmnfr over the bow of the Danmark and this leads Captain Bond to believe that she has been in tow of another vessel. watting vob tidings. New Yobx April 16. A great number of people who by this time had expected to greet their friends, linger around the door of the passenger office, anxious to hear tidings and yet fearful that the news may reach them that may blast all hopes of ever seeing their friends again. They scan the countenance of all who go in and out as if they would, try and learn if they had reason to hope. GIRL HOMESTEADERS. Fight Over Claims Between Texans and Boomers From the North. Wichita, Kan., April 16. The Southern Kansas agent of the Louisville Nashville arrived from Texas. He says the boomers are massed at Gainesville and the excite-ment is as intense there as in Kansas. Among the arrivals here were Miss Polly Young, of Quincy, HL, and Miss Nanitta Daisy, of Louisville Ky. They will take up claim?. Quite a number of women will endeavor to gain qurater sections. Miss Bruce, who was driven out of Oklahoma some time ago by the soldiers, is still waiting on tha border and will be joined by a party of Kansas schoolmarms. A party of girls fromPuroeU will also contest with men for lands. Be-ports were received here of a desperate fight over a claim in Western Oklahoma, between two Kansans and two Texans. Two were fatally injured and the others received bad, but not fatal wounds. They were taken to a ranch near Buffalo Springs. Not Reversing Many. Washington, D. C, April 15. "1 hav approved thirty-five of Commissioner Black's decisions which have come to me on appeal," said Assistant Secretary Russey, "and I have reversed only seven. That dosen't look as if I wanted to overturn all of Black's decisions. What I have reversed have appeared to me very plain cases, on theside of the pensioner, it seems to me that in case of extreme doubt the pensioner should be given the benefit of the doubt. To do this, however, I would not strain a single point of law and I have not dono so. On the one side is a great government with $500,000,000 in its treasury; on the other hand is an old soldier poor and needy, perhaps tottering on theA very verge of the grave. If a doubt exists" and I can give that poor old soldier a pension without violating the writen laws, not even straining a single point of law, I will decide in his favor. No lawyer will criticise such a decision, and every patriot will ap prove it." Crooked Officials. Pobtland, Ore., April 16. A dispatch to the Oregonian from Port Townsend, W. T., says that the United States grand jury has found twenty-five indictments against William Harned, special deputy collector, eleven against Herbert F. Beecher, ex-treasury agent and twelve against Quincy A. Brooks, for stealing from the government. Excessive duties had been collected and the excess appropriated by the defendants. The stealings run up far into the thousands. The defendants are specifically charged with extortion, removing public records and falsifying accounts. Harned and Beecher will bo arrested' and placed under $5,000 bonds. They refused to make any statements. Brooks is in Washington. Beecher is a son of the lato Henry Ward Belcher. "Tascott" In Kansas. Abeansab Cttt, Kan., Aprill5. The ubiquitous Tascott has turned up again, in this city. The person who is now under guard in this city and supposed to be Tascott gives his name as Charles Houch. He came to this city March 29 from the south. Last Monday night, while undertheinfluenceofliquor, he shot himself in tho groin, shattering tho bone in the leg in two places. His mysterious manner and his refusal to give his name and how he was shot excited siisroicion. Officers compared Tascott's description to his, and they were the same. There are also scars on his body which correspond to those said to be on Tascott. Officers are confident they have the man, and have commenced corresponding with the proper authorities in Chicago. A New Danger Besets the Path of the Oklahoma Boomer. Wichita, Kan., April 15. A new danger now confronts the boomers. If the reports reaching here be true, the Cimarron, from melting snows and heavy rains at its source, is out of its banks and sweeping everything before it. A boomer named Gordon, con cealed in the bushes near Kingfisher, was caught in the quicksand and drowned. Other deaths from this source are reported. There now remains but one place in which this stream can be forded, and that is near Guthrie. That stream runs across the northern part of Oklahoma, and must be crossed to reach the best lands. A Detective Charged With Burglary. Wichita, Kan., April 16. Detective Crab-tree, chief of tho Kansas detective bureau has been arrested charged with being the principal in a recent jewelry store burglary here. The men who committed the crime the crime were captured by the city police and confessed implicating Crabtree. Part of the f tolen property was found in the detective's office, and this together with the fact that the day before the arrest of the burglars Crabtree had asked the jewler what reward would be paid for the missing property, and some evidence that has 6ince been forthcoming, led to his arrest. Crabtree gave bond for his appearance. Send them to the P. O. St. Louis, April 15. Judge Thayer, of the United States district court, handed down an mteresting'decisioninthccaseof the United States against Charles Gross, charged with stealing a package of newspapers from the top of a letter box. Judge Thayer decided that the taking of a package of papers from the top of alerter box is no offense against the mail laws. The top of a mail box is not a receptacle for mail, and a package placed there is no more in the custody 01 the mail than a package placed upon the steps of the postoffice. Presidential Appointments. Washington, D. C, April 15. The president has made the following appointments: Lyman Knapp of Middlebury. Vermont, to be governor of Alaska; JamesP.Luse of Dakota, tnh Tpcnster of the landollkw At Rntu fStw. DakotapTbomas MJleed, junior, of Washing- y ton Territory, to be register of the land office at Seattle, Washington Territory. Spencer Hartwig of Covington, Kentucky, to be a special agent to make allotments of lands in severalty to Indians under the provisions of the act of congress approved Feb ruary, 1887. Street Car Strikes. St. Paul, Minn., April 15. The street car strike extended from Minneapolis to this city when all the men except those oa the cable lines went oat. The cause of strike k the same as that at Minneapolis, thsmen object to the reduction of 25 per cent, in their wages which have been ordered. Everything is quiet. Furniture Factory Burned. Fobt Scott Kan., April 15. The Good- lander 6 Ambrose furniture factor has BaxaBa. xae nre originated by AjOSBSKMW OVERRULED. A Pension Allowed for Injuries at a Circus. A Soldier who Was on Detail Duty to Guard a Circus and Injured by a Pall of Circus Seats, is Placed on the Pension Rolls. WAsHrNOTCN, D. C, April 12. Assistant Secretary Mussey rendered a decision on the claim of Zenas Hamilton, late private company D, Twelfth Michigan volunteers, for aa original invalid pension. It appears from the testimony in the case that the claimant was injured while seated among an audience witnessing a circus performance, by a fall of seats. It also appears that he was at the place where the performance was in progress as a member of a detail to protect and guard the circus, and was withiu the tent by permission of his superior officer. The decision holds that his being inside the circus tent looking at the performance wrs merely incidental to his being on duty at the place, as a member of a guard, and he was simply awaiting there the proper time to arrive when he would be again required to walk his post as sentinel, and was in a place where he pad permission to be, near bis post of duty, in a position where he was ready to respond at any moment to any call that might be made upon him, and in the judgment of the assistant secretary was in the line of his duty as a soldier and a member of said guard at cau. tnat might be the judgment of the ub nme mo accident occurred. "Nor do I think," continues the decision, 4Ht ia just or reasonable to hold that his pensionable status should be in anv wav affected by the circumstances that he was a spectator or a circus periormance wtnen happened to be transpiring at the time." This decision overrules that of March 15. 1888, and directs that the name of the claim ant be placed on the pension rolls. . JAKE ADMIRE TALKS. He Looks for Troublous Times Set-tiers on Kansas Border May go Forward. Topmca, Kan., April 13. Hon. Jake Admire, who was recently appointed receiver of the new land office at Kingfisher, Oklahoma, has received a telegram from the commissioner of the general land office requesting him to meet Mr. Roberts of Nebraska, the newly appointed register of the same office. The object of the conference will be to discuss matters relative to the opening of the land office, the plan to be pursued with regard to the entry of townsites, claims, etc. Mr. Admire is being deluged with letters from all over the state and adjoining states for information regarding tho opening of the new territory. All manner of questions arc asked him with regard to the rights of settlers, the location of claims, the establishment of townsites, etc. There seems to be a general misunderstanding as to the law on the subject. Mr. Admire is reported assaying. "I fear there is going to be serious trouble in Oklahoma. The law with regard to the settlement of the territory is very complicated. The more I study it tho more complicated I find it. There are a great many very important points which do not appear to be touched upon at all. Thsre will be many differences arise as to the right? of settlers, and how they are to be settled with such a complicated law, I do not know. There ib a great uncertainty as to the law with regard to the establishment of townsites. I am besieged by townsire schemers; the woods are full of them. I don't know what will be the result as to these townsites. and no one else seems to know. There will be a grand rush to this country; there will no doubt be a great many more people than there is room for. A great many of the people who go there are poor, and it seems to me there is a most discouraging outlook for them. There will be a scramble for the land, and with such complicated laws on the subject there is going to be serious trouble. I hope it may come out all right, but I really have great fears as to what the result will be." Mr. Admire leaves for Oklahoma to take the receivership of the Kingfisher land office. He will open at noon on Anril 22. and coes in advance in order to get everything in shape for the big rush. Mr. Admire has "had more than a hundred applications for clerkships in his office, but has made no appointments. He has also had many offers from capitalists who want to go into partnership with him in town-site speculations. A number of people have written to him wanting him to invest money for them. The salary of his office is $3,000 per year and it is understood there are also some fees which will make it a good thing. He has sent to the governor hiB resignation as a member of the state reformatory board. In connection with this the following Washington dispatch will be of general in terest: Wabhinoton, D. C, April 13. In answer to an inquiry from the secretary of war on behalf of a large number of persons contemplating settlement in Oklahoma, asking if permission is to be given these intended settlers to cross the Cherokee outlet to the northern line of Oklahoma before April 22, the date upon which tho president's proclamation opening the territory goes into effect, tho secretary of the interior has replied in part as follows: "I think they may be allowed to cross without extraordinary delay, and I therefore recommend that you instruct your commanding officers to place no obstruction in the way of persons who desire to journey in good faith, m a quiet, peaceful and orderly manner, upon and along the public hiehwavs. Dost or military roads, or established and I customary cattle trails, through the Chero- I; kee outlet, in going forward to the tract of j M-SSSJi5S,,2 roads that are to be taken, that shall prevent toe, seniers irom staying longer tnan necessary on the way, and require them to move on, making only the ordinary camps that may be necessary for their crossing. There should be every care taken to have the Indians understand that by this passage there is no disposition to appropriate their lands, and that it will be continued no longer than absolutely necessary after the first migration to tho Oklahoma country is over. The military force should then scour the Cherokee outlet and require all persons unlawfully there to move on, either back to Kansas or over into the Oklahoma lands." The secretary in another part of the letter says that he deems that the settlers are entitled to as much consideration as has been given to cattlemen and others heretofore who have been permitted to travel on the trails and highways through this outlet. It is urged upon the eecretary, among other reasons for granting this permit, that the settlers coming through the Chickasaw and other Indian lands are gathering on the int mediate borders of the Oklahoma tract with- ent obstruction, thus Duttinir those in Kan sas, who must pass through the Cherokee outlet, at a disadvantage. No movement will be allowed under this permit until full authority and instructions shall have been receued by the military having charge of the matter. The recommendations of Secretary Noble were laid before the preskent by Secretary Proctor, and after consideration aa order bearing upon the subject was sent from the wrr department to army officers in charge on the borders of the Indian Territory, pre-aamabty to carry iato practical effect Secretary Noble's recommendation. Revenue Collectors. Waskxxgton, D. C April 12. There is clamor for the varices internal CBBectorsBip6,greataBdsmall,throaghoathe I coaatry,aadthe coagressmen are active in I their nfnrts to art thr rhsnini missV imwi f hj. Ia4aaespoiatmamth4mcftsmeaMbhrighttoUM sarface here ia tewa. f oarfch class postmasters, the reeonxMaadsv tens of the congressmen will be followed chiefly. Bat here the convenience of the office most be considered, and the appoiatnrent can't be made at once. Oa May 1 the collectors issue the retail license stamps throughout the country. This is an immense work, thousands of stamps having to be signed. The collectors have to begin their work about April 15 and continue it until May 9. If a collector were removed after he had begun this work and before May 1, all the stamps signed by him would be of no value and the work would have to be done over again. For this reason the policy of the treasury department will be to make no changes in these places for the present time. Railroad Building. Chicago, April 13. The Railway Age presents elaborate tables showing the number of miles of railway projected during the three months of the present year to March 3L It will say: "The fact that many and perhaps most of the great companies have given assurance to each other that they would not engage in competitive construction this yeartne Hostilities towards railways indicated in several of the state legislatures, the great falling off in earnings of nearly all exising road) and perhaps more than all, the reported determination of eastern financial agents to discourage the floating of new securties, all seemed, to the general public to warrant the belief that little railroad building would be witnessed during toe present year. But those who have made a deeper and mors de- I """" qmimim o wiK"fc"i""K' need8 'or new railways in this vast country I uttTo seen mai iimj geoeiBuuiHoa was uewg reiuiea oy ine aemanas 01 mnmncraoio localities for additional transportation facilities. ''While the hands of the great railway companies have not been seen very often in projects for covering their territories with competitive lines, as in several previous years, their absence has not only failed to put tha expected quietus upon railway building, but the number of new enterprises seem already to be greater than for the same period in any other year of the country's history, with possibly two or three exceptions. "The fact that in the first three months of the year only 'new lines representing over 53j000have been brought to public notice, and that their construction is urged and to a large extent is probable, is impressive evidence of the enormous field for railway en terprises which the United States still affords. The mileage proposed in these three months is eqnivalent to almost one-third of the entire railway mileage of the entire country now in operation, and yet the projection and inauguration of lines is still going on at a rapid rate, and the prospect is that the roads projected and in various stages of de-velopement, during 1883 will exceed in aggregate mileage our entire present completed system. How many of these enterprises will fail entirely or will drag along through yeare. of couroe, cannot be foretold. But the great fact remains for consideration, that the map of our country shows apparent room for all these enterprises and for many more." Go Home and Wait. Washington, D. C, April 13. The administration, notwithstanding the great amount of time given to office seekers, is accused by politicians of making the appointments very slowly. That unquestinoably is the intention of the president and cabinet. One ol the chief purposes of tho cabinet officials is to induce the office seekers to go home. The latter are undergoing what is called the "wearing out" process. The number of appointments will not be materially increased so long as the crowds remain. No considerable changes have been made except in the matter of the fourth class postmasters, and few are at present contemplated. In the postoffice department Mr. Clarkson has undoubtedly shown himself a fit successor of Stevenson, of Illinois, who gained a reputation for the rapid and satisfactory removal of fourth class postmasters. No metaphysical inquiry into adequate causss for removal seems to be necessary in that department. The axe simply falls. Springer Says. Washington, D. C, April 13. "It will be the beginning of the end of the Indian Territory," said the Hon. W. M. Springer, of Illinois, "when the Oklahoma boomers move in after the 22d inst. The Indian question will be pretty well settled. Assimilation with the whites is the only hope for salvation of the red men, and this policy should be generally carried out. Owing to the efforts of the military, all the squatters in Oklahoma have been dispossessed,and they must stay off the land until the expiration of the limit fixed by congress, otherwise their titles will not be worth the paper they are written on. The commission which will meet here shortly will have an important duty to perform, and practically it determines the severance of the tribal relations and the settlement of existing difficulties in the Indian Territory." Eight Hours a Day. Chicago, April 13. The trade) assembly has decided to have a big labor demonstration the next Fourth of July in honor of the eight hour day. The Central Labor union has entered into the plan and a great demonstration is expected. It is to be the forerunner of the general eight hour movement which the American federation of labor has decided to inaugurate in May, 1890. The trades assembly represents an enrolled membership of about 25,000, the Central Labor union about 15,000. The Kniehrsof Labor have a little over 2,000 or 3,000. A holiday having been selected for the demonstration, it is probable that a large part of these organizations will turn out and march Kansas Silk Culture. Wtchtta. Kar.. Anril 13. Thn fnfo vwi. ti - riculturist held in the city was well attended. The meeting was held at the Board of Trade. The convention was organized by electing Hon. E. P. Thomson, of Sedgwick president. Phillip Walter, who has for some years had charge of the silk department in the agricultural bureau, was present and delivered a lecture. Papers wero read by Mis Mary Davidson, of Junction City: H. E. Bidwell, of Valley Center; Mrs. Purdue, of Wichita and others. Resolutions were passed asking the national convention of silk growers to urge upon congress the necessity of a tariff on raw and reeled silk. Thev Paid The Bill. Kansas Citt, Mo., April 12. Florist Hampton, of this city, planted on a ten acre lot near Kansas City, Kan., this spring, a large variety of trees, shrubs and flowers. Later he visited the spot for the first time and was astonished to find that the place was almost bare, while the neighboring Tarda were profusely ornamented. A few hours later he made a tour in company with some officers and he came back some $300 richer, the depredators having paid for the plants taken. m The Wichita Prize Fight. Wichita, Kan., April 12. The prize fight between Pat Shea, of Omaha, and Billy Morris, of Cleveland, resulting ia a draw after fifteen rounds, created quite a stir ia this city when it became known that 179 persoaa were present, and the police commissioners are very much coaosraed mad threaten to make an effort to h eraryose moult UKUctea 07 ibb uoh Jozy. Coal at Columbus. CounocB, Kan., April 13. A fomr foot Teat of eoal has been struck at a depth of forty fsetoaa farm-adjoisdng the city. A shaft will bo sank seea aadtbe Mack dia. THEY START. Companies and Crowds Frorar the North and South.' V' TtlS) Military Withdrawn Glvin ttt ft Trail Tnroua-h tha Outlet-' can so Way. In But Not Return Thdtf WKsnA, Km., April 17.-Aa arrival fatsfe Fort Worth, Texas, says that the Oklahoma.' excitement there is as intense as it is ia tst': southern Kansas towns, sad that thoassstsW- of people will enter the county from testify side, adding that the Texas boys carry Bfclla. with them but shooting irons, sad are not ofc 1 the material to get left ia the matter iliC claims.. The "hard" cases am pamsnway and they will cause peaceable settlers mask ' trouble. The Wichita old soldiers' colony are ening their preparationa aadintend to start. They will go direct to Pond Creek, there to be reinforced by detachments from nthsr' points. Representatives of almost all cTsimos ofi. business are fitting up stores on wheels, with! ' the idea of forming part of the rxocessioa. moving toward Oklahoma by road, and ofi conducting trade with the boomers eaioets.1' People continue to stream in here bothN by rail and road, and trains of wagons arepassv ing through the city at all hours. GXNXHAXt nmn's okdkx. Lxavxnworth, Kan., April 17. In par-' suance to orders received by the war depart-j ment, General Merritt commanding thede--partment of Missouri, has issued aa order to the troops in and about Oklahoma, as so' the methods than should be pursued in allowing the emigrants to cross the Cherokee strip The troops will lay out the line of marca, and Jl roads can be used, but the boomers must camp in certain places, and move at regular hours. None will be allowed to tarry in the strip, and after thsy have once passed over, will not be allowed to return that way, nor will others be allowed to follow them, The Indians will be shown that the passage through the strip is not with the intention of abrogating any of their rights, and all strag-' glers will be driven back into Kansas or into! Oklahoma. The following officers of the land department have been given permits to' enter Oklahoma at any time, viz: John J. Dills, register at Guthrie; M. Barnes, receiv-1 er at Guthrie: Frank D. Hobbs. insnectori general land office, and one person to be designated by the register and receiver aa a clerk; Jacob S. Roberts, register at King-t fisher stage station; J. V. Admire, receiver at' Kingfisher stage station; George W. Paisley, 1 inspector general land office, and one person' to be designated by the register and receiver as a clerk. These persons will soon be jour-; neying to their posts of duty under the in- structions of the major general commanding the army. A Battle Over a Claim. Wichita, Kan., April 17. A Wichita man in from tho western part of Oklahoma brings the news of a bloody battle for the ownership of a claim between two northerners' from Kiowa, this state, and two Texans.t Guns were used freely, and one of theKiowal men was killed ana a Texan mortally! wounded. The other two called a truce, and' placing their wounded oomrades in a wagon, j started for a neighboring ranch. Ere they reached it, however, the tight was renewed, and the entire party was discovered later by I some cowboys, stretched out on the prairie.' The cowboys took the one dead and three' wounded men to the nearest stage station. A tavern man from Purcell, L T., says the! whole town seems to be given over to gam- biers, and fakirs crowd each other on the; streets. He says that in the Clifton house there he came across some California spec-' ulators who are intent on getting from Rob-, ert Love, who owns the town site, the title) to tho land, in whioh event they would boom1 the town for all it is worth. He adds that) he came across half a dozen Bchool-marmsf in Purcell who expect to take up claims across the river. Still the Leading Topic on Change. 1 St. Louis, April 17. The suicido of Mr.' John Jackson, president of the St. Louisj Elevator company, is still the leading topic; on 'change. Quite a 6tirwas caused by the) inquines from Chicago as to the amount; due to tho Third National bank by Mr. Jackson. The president of the Thud Na-I tional stated that Mr. Jackson had borrowed $170,000 from that bank but that the loan! was amply secured by warehouse receipts, j Horace Chiselin, secretary of the St. Louis' Elevator company, states positively that the' elevator company's loss cannot exceed $50,007 whereas it had baen placed at $300,000 to; $400,000. The funeral of Mr. Jackson occurred at 3 o'clock. Later. It is understood that the liabilities' of John Jackson, who committed suicide will reach $600,000, and that his family will be left virtually penniless. It was also stated that the elevator company had overdrawn, but the shortage has since been made up. The Two New States Organizing. BisifABor, Dak., April 17. Governor Mellette has completed his proclamation calling for the election of delegates to the' constitutional convention of North Dakota andSouth Dakota. Each of the new states is divided into dis-i tricts and each convention will have seventy-' five delegates. The issue of the prclama-i tion defining the districts will precipitate aj fierce political fight, as the constitutional-contention is looked upon as tho stepping stone to ibe United States senate. Working Capital notSufflclent. Pbxladzlphza, Fa., April 17. The Con-, hocton Worsted company has made an as-' signment at Norristown. The company; operates three mills and the monthly payi roll as at present is about $35,000. One ofi the company's superintendents who was in-j terviewed could give no estimate of the con-; cern's assets and liabilities. Tin capital stock of the company is $600,000. It was stated that the working capital was not suf ' ficient and that this had an important bear ing on the failure. The "Gazette's" View of It. Cologne, .April 17. The Gazette says: "The nomination of Mr. Sewall as disbursing officer of the American commissioners' to the Samoan conference, together with the. appointment of Mr. Bates asamsmberof the commission, warrants the supposition that the Washington government does not seriously desire a friendly settlement of the' question concerning Samoa." . m One Harmonious Body. NxwTokx, April 17. Representatives of the various business men's political clubs had a meeting here, and it was agreed that all business men, democratic, republican and prohibitionists, meet together in one; harmonious body to participate in the greas centennial parade. Must Undergo Examination. WAssmraroN, D. C, April 17. There are now oa file in the postoffice department a a large number of applications for appoint-, meats as postoffice inspectors. These appH-i cations are now being returned to the sands with the information that aU aprJicsttioas to the service must be made after exami-' aatkm and certincs&on by the United States civil serrice commission. The names and addresses of these applicants have bssassa tetfae iiiissfnBi who will notify sham when sad waste fxaminntioB wjtt ha" hid, r- ! fi-i, ,i. jr-cr-a K M . , i -.-.. S.w .v ..rvfcj Vj: & , - . . &-PT&s&g

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