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vnw VOL. XXVI. PORT SCOTT, KANSAS, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 9, 1890. NO. 307. TELEGRAPH TICKINGS! JL Big CfiVr for the Cherokee Strip by The Cherokee L.iv Stock Association A Standing Offer ol $ 20, 000,000 Sarah Altnea Hat Another Streak of Bad Luck. Jcatin LIc-artby the Probable cc- eeesor of Parnell He is Gaining Strength. A Slander Suit Fighting .Orer Blood Honey Minor Notes "ef T ' ' Interest. A TO.OOC.OOO Offer. Kansas City, December 8. John A Blair, the secretary of the Cherokee Strip Live Stock association, was at the Midland hotel this morning, and he leaves to-night in company with L. P. Williamson and H. M. Vail, his partners in business, for Texas, where he will buy a large ranch. Regarding Snider's offer for the strip, Mr. Blair said: "I will telegraph Chief Mayes to-night offering him 20 millions for the strip." "I offered Chief Mayes 20 million- dollars two years ago, at the time the association renewed Its tease for the strip for grazing purposes. Mr. Snyder ! knows thi, and 1 can't imagine why he . "The government offers only $7,000,- two, wnicn is ai me rate 01 - auuui 91.25 an acre, while our figure was about $3 25 an acre. The government claims to te the guardian of the Indian, and a guardian is supposed to do the best It can for it ward, yet it says to the Cherokees: You cannot sell this to a private company for $3 25 an acre, but you must sell it to me for $1.25, and if you won't take that we'll seize your lands anyhow.' Is that justice, and Is it the fair thing tor a free, independent country to do? It smacks more of a monarchy than of a liberty-loving republic. When 1 was In Washington several years ago I went to the Interior department and saw with my own eyes the fee strode deed granted December 31, 1S38, by President Van Buren to the Cherokees of that land. It was Indited upon sheep skin and perfectly legible. It said that the land was to be held by the Cher-kee tribe of Indians, their heirs and assigns forever, and corresponded with any other deed. Why should the gov-ernmant prevent them selling It at the best figure they can get for it? "The injustice ot the action Is familiar to every person tn the western country, but is very little thought of 4n the east. If the government wanted the Lire Stock association to vacate why didn't it go ahead and make all of Its arrangements with the Cherokees first and then tell us to get off the strip? As the matter now is we have been lgnominiou&ly driven off the lands, our lease and the Indians' welfare disregarded, and the result w il be that It will all lie vacant an j useless for probably the next two or three years to come. Next spring it will all go up in smoke when it might be fattening thousands of cattle; supplying the coun trv's stock markets, benefiting trade generally, and giving the Cherokees money to educate their children and ad vance their civilization.". . r , . . . . r 1 t it w rnnin or I T Kirin inr : s mi i- lions, continued Mr. dair, -we wouia . ' i. . L. . ... t K A IXkC II I'll 1 1 1 C PI1IIC ICI 111. Ulll-I V.U Cherokees in iSSS: One million dollars cash down and the remaining 19 millions i n three me-nths. We would goto ti land and bond the lands for thirty mue vears' time. During that period the land would be used only for grazing purposes, guaranteeing for that length of time the finest grazing land in the world. If we consider it worth $3.25 an acre now, there is no question about its being worth not a cent less than $10 an acre In thirty years. Supoose it should only bring $7 or even $5, consider the handsome profit we would make of it. "At the last three councils the Cherokees have held there have been present representatives of a syndicate composed i.f Kansas City, Chicago and Denver capitalists to beat the live stock association out of its lease or buy the land outright. A.R. French, represented this city, 'Diamond' Joe, Reynolds the Chicago men and a big cattle man of Denver, the men of that city. "We also offered to lease it at the following rental: $40,000 a year for the first five years, $500,000 for the second live years and $750,000 a year for the third five years. This offer was thought favorable of and we might have sue-ceeded in getting the strip on that basis. Now the land is idle and will remain so for some time as sure as fate." A Faulty Title. Fresno, Calif., December S. It will be remembeied that a few days ago Sarah Althea slapped the face of a lawyer here who was advocating the sale of certain property belonging to the late Judge Terry. When the administrator came to sell it he found the title of one section ot land was faulty, no legal transfer hav ing been made, and it was therefore gov ernment land. Two Fresno men learned this, and the next dav by sunset they had two six-horse teams and more than a dozen men upon the land These men are now engaged in building houses, dicing wells and making other improvements. Not only have they done this, but they have also made the necessary filings in the land office at Sacramento. Bv this sharp move Sarah Althea has lost herTright to a third of this land, worth and a Fresno bank loses $10,000 advanced on the propertv. A contest will be made, but the best lawyers say the Terry title can't be maintained. It'is another piece of bad luc for Sarah Althea, who has had nothing but reverses for the last four years. Ju.tln McCarthy the Probable Successor. London. December S. In response to the call issued by Mr. Justin McCarthy, the leader ot the antt-rarnemte section of the Irish party, all the members of the party who are opposed to Mr. Parnell assembled to-day to further consider the line of policy to be adopted. Copies ot the call have been addressed to Mr. Parnell and his supporters, but it is hardly necessary to state that none of them were present. A council comprising eight members, Messrs. Abraham, Dillon, flealy, O'Brien, Arthur O'Connor, Thomas Power O'Connor, Sexton and Sheehy, were appointed to assist Mr. McCarthy in deciding the future action of the pi?r. . ' Ti.e meeting was presiaea orer oy mr McCarthy. After the appointment of the council, an adjournment was taken until 2 o'clock to-morrow. Justin McCarty, practically the new leader of the Irish party, is certainly the most distinguished of that tody and of the most distinguished men of the house of commons. One of his books, the llistory of Our own Times," is probably mott popular hittory of the day. both in the United States and Great Biitain. He is a frequent contributor J . ..-.i-ii.'ii-al lireratu ri h! r. .-. -1. aTarinsr in 'tie Nrrth America . - tu c 1 I L 1 1 i ' - If! lie was one of the mainstay of the; Galax j when it was a popular magazine, j All hi books are popular in America. F fl n mil Kav hn rrt i H i t Vi V He commenced hi literary caree as a lournalist, hrst as a reporter for the Ltverpool Mercury. Then he became e iitor of the Morning Star, which John Bright and John Stuart Miil established in London and which was a great agency in carrying the second reform bill. He subsequently became an editorial writer for he London Dailv News. mr. mcarty nas viwted Chicago sev eral times. He has lectured there to large houses, and is most favorably anuwn. ne was corn in i,orK, was con nected id some wav with the Youn; Ire land movement, and did not. enter parlia ment until 1S78, when he sided with Mr. Parnell againnt the useless leadership of Mr. anaw. ue nas been one of Mr. Par-nell's most staunch and powerful supporters. He is not 59 and is a widower. His son. Justin Huntly McCarthy, bids ir 10 attain even greater celebrity as an author than his father. He has written several popular books, a-History of the f rench Revolution, among the number. He has edited a number of works also, among mem the most popular edition of me Araoian mgnts now published, and Montague's Essafs for the r.ew Scott li !'. Wr. oicanny nas . also one daughter. Mr. McCarthy is a good de bater ana nas tne respect ot the house of commons. . - - As a leader of the majority of the i run party, ne will probably be recognized by the speaker in preference to Mr. Parneli. He will have certain privileges on the floor, be entitled to one of the most Important of the committee rooms, and will have, precedence after Mr. Smith the government leader, and M r. Gladstone, the leader of the onoosl. non. mr. mcannv now renreent Londonderry, which he wrested from the tories, who held it as one of their strongholds for years, bv the small ma jority of three. He formerly reprented Longford. A Slandered Woman's Salt. Kansas City. December 8. A Star special says: lne notorious Putnam countv case of Joseph and Harriet Rlckman agajnst A. J. Martin was argued last week in the court of appeals. The suit was instituted to procure uamages from Martin fori noising abroad that he (Martin) has sus- i tained Improper relations with Mrs.! Rickman. The jury that heard the evidence In the case awarded to Mrs. Rickman $ coo damages. Martin moved for a new trial I on the ground that he introduce some new .evidence to prove that Mrs. Rickman in denying the authorship of a love letter to him had perjured herself. The judge granted a new trial and the Rick-mans appealed. Fig-htiaaOver Blood Money. Birmingham, Ala., December 8. The rewards for the capture of Rube Bur rows, the train robber, killed at Linden. Ala., October 8th, haye not been paid. and there is a prospect of some interest ing litigation over them. The rewards aggregate $7,500, and are an object worth lighting for. J. D. Carter, the man who shot and killed Burrows, claims all the rewards, while John McDuffie and the two negroes who assisted in the capture of the robber claim their share of - it. After his capture Burrows escaped from McDuffie and the two negroes, and hunting Carter, who had his gun and money, was shot and killed r j him. Carter now claims that as Buf-rows .had escaped from the other captors he was again a ' free- man, an outlaw at large, and therefore he (Carter), who killed him, alone and unaided, is the only man entitled to the reward. The Southern Express company, it is said, have placed the money In the bank to pay their part of the reward, but they insist that the claimants must settle among themselves who is entitled to it. None of the state, the railroad or the United States governmen rewards have yet been paid, but the cap tors of the great robber will press their claim for them. It is generally believed that all parties can escape the payment of the rewards on a technicality if they desire to do so. The rewards" were all for the capture and conviction of Burrows, none for him dead or alive. The South ern Express company announced that thev would waive this and pay their proportion of the reward. McCarthy Endorsed. New York, December 8 Messrs. O'Brien, Sullivan, Dillon, O'Connor and Gill, the Irish envoys to America, have arrived in this city from Chicago. Mr. Harrington, the sixth member of the party, who has decided to cast his lot with Mr. farneil, aid not accompany them. Mr. T. P. O Connor went to the Bartholdi hotel, where he has friends, while the other four put up at the . Hoff man house. They take the finest suite of rooms in the house, on the first floor. Thev refuse to be interviewed, but all signed the following statement to the press: "We regret to be obliged to continue to maintain absolute silence in the cir cumstances of the present moment. We have cabled our approval of the choice of Mr. Justin McCarthy as chairman of the Irish national party, and our earnest hope is that our colleagues and our people may see the way to acquiesce in that choice and thus restore the priceless blessing of unity in our party. Y oat ever additional communication we may feel ourselves at liberty tfc make to the press will be made collectively and will not be made so lrng as we can see the possibility of saving our country from a ruinous conflict. We would prefer that our views should suffer by our holding our tongues rather than the possibility of unity should be prejudiced by a single in judicious word at this painful moment.' To a friend Mr. O'Brien expressed him self as being sorry for the break that had occurred in the party of six that arrived so united here such a short time ago Asked how long he and his friends would remain, he replied: "Really we cannot say. Our action must be gov erned bv circumstances. We have so solutely no plans perfected for our fu ture movements here." There were a number of their friends at the hotel to greet them on their ar rival. Distress la South Dakota. Pierre, S. D., December S. Lieuten ant Governor Fletcher to-day said "There i destitution in South Dakota but it will be only temporary. The ex- f perience Is one common to the settle ment of all new countries. There are seven counties that I know of, that are suffering, resulting from drought for the last three seasons Brown, Marshall, McPnerson, Camphel', Walworth, Edwards and Spink. These counties had hardly any csops to speak of. "There is no aanger 01 our gemng 100 much assistance. The only proper way to handle the matter is through the boards of commissioners in every county. The railroads will furnish free transportation to needy sufferers Is it not better o I eg than to freeze and starve? And that is just what people are already doing, and will continue to do. If the counties provided the means ' of beginning farming next year they will do a good deal. Jouth Uakota may oe amply able to take care of herself and live, but I do not believe that, fine settle, ment as it is, it will keep people from starving and freezing to death." Sllrer Purchases. Washington, Decembers. The Teas- ury department, to cay purcnasea $3.. 1 891,000 four per cent bonds under the t.-rmi ot the circular issued Saturday : list if nrli-M rn:ilnir rrnm t II to titti.. ; - r . t. The department atso purchased about -co.oco v.:r.c?s cf s-itver !o clar. 1 Favor of BimetaUUm. Washington, December S. President j Harrison is for free pninaof of ilvor M- ? tnjscommutea nimseit to bimetallism. ' I His administration will work to this end as rapidly as safe financiering will just.j lty. .Min-.s-ter Reid has already received his instructions to open negotiations with the French government for an International Monetary conference. Ministers Lincoln and Phelps, as soon as they reach London and Berlin, will lay before Great Britain and Germany the propositions of this .government. From informal assurances alreadv re ceived it is believed that 'these powers, especially France and Great Britain, will join the United States in ar- ranging for the permanent remonefiza- tion of silver. But the movement to- ward the adoption of an international agreement of bimetalism is only one feature of the vigorous . financial policy which this administration is about to in augurate. 1 he president and the true friends cf silver are how working to gether. Plan had not .advanced far enough to warrant an outline of them when the message was sent to coneress That is the , reason the presider t did not make tnofie. definite - suggestions. - Con ferences are how being hed dally. The financial ,J measures " which the administration proposed to stand by are being drafted with great care. They are to be placed before congress at the earliest practicable moment, and then the new financial policy of the re made known to the world. This policy can be summarized in just two words. The words are. more money." 1 he president has de clared himfelf for "more money." He is satisfied that the country needs it. He is ready for an aggressive policy. All he asks is that the steps to be taken shall be thoroughly considered, so that they may not have to retrace them: , One step which tne president Is al ready considering seriously tendsdirectly toward free coinage of silver. The proposition is to buy at once the surplus silver in the country. The amoant is about 14,000,000 ounces. It is U ou;ht that If this surplus is out of the way the present silver law will consume the product as rapidly as it is turned out. Sliver will go to 129 or near there, and remain fixed. After a few months of this fixed valua tion, bimetallism will be a most natural tep. It is admitted by all that the silver aw has not operated as was expected. The effect of the law has been to unset tle silver, and foreign exchange wlttl it. new held has been opened to speculation. In fact the silver law has done mo't harm than good. The fault, the friends of silver claim, is found in the existence of this big surplus of silver outstanding in the country. If that surplus is bought it, and the policy of free coinage, as soon as it can safely be adopted, is declared. It s argued that silver will advance to 120 or thereabouts, and remain steady. This is part of what the administration now h in view. But It is not all. A resolution directing the secretary of the treasury to buy tn open market 14,000,000 or 15,. 000,000 ounces ot silver, at not more than par, will be only one of the propossv tlons. The president has been giving a great deal of thought of late to financial questions. He has become thoroughly convinced that the country must have more money. He recognizes that the greatest of issues is now at hand, and he Is going to meet it. Republican senators trom tne west are surprised to find how much aroused Mr. Harrison is i'pon this matter. The president has analyzed the farm ers' movement and he sees the element of justfeertn it which cries " out - against contraction of the currency. The president has heard from the bankers and business men. He has made up his mind that the majority of the people and of the business interests call tor more money, and he is ready to do what he cat to commit the republican party to the policy of more money. Free coinage is to be bu. one ot the means to the end of an expansion of the currency. Another means may be the issue of a large amount of legal tender notes. The sum, $150,000,000 has been suggested. This proposition Is now under consideration. It is admitted that the addition of silver will not be enough. Other plans must be devised to increase the currencv, and the issue of legal tenders is urged by some of the republican leaders who are working out this line of policv. A fe days will see the details of the scheme made public. And then the country will have something to talk about bigger than the McKinley bill, the election bill, re apportionment or the democratic speakership. The president is very anxious to see these financial measures put through by the republican congress. It is verv sure that the financial question is now the greatest ot all questions to tms country. Tbe daily bank suspensions and business failures only emphasize the necessity of prompt action. The Aspirants. Topeka, December 8. The people's party has called its convention to meet at Concordia on December 226, to nominate a candidate in the Thirty-second senatorial district. Since the call for a special election any number of candidates have come forward who desire to occupy the seat made vacant by the death cf Senator Swearingen. As tbe district is composed of Cloud and Republic coun ties, both of which were carried by the people's party, the alliance can didates are doing the most wire pulling. The alliance candidates are H. II. Young, a democratic farmer of Cloud county ; S. C. Wheeler, a democratic prohibitionist of Cloud, and David Vanaiken of Republic county. Vanaikin was the only man on the people's ticket defeated at the late election. Captain M. H. Creager of Republic county, a farmer and ex-soldier, is being talked of as the republican nominee. The other republican candidates are John W.Schaef- or, Dam Brown and N. B. Brown of Cloud county. The republican conven tion has not yet been called. Another Manifesto. London, December S. The Cork Herald, referring to Mr. Parnell's deter-nation not to abandon the Irish leadership, says that unless a united people force him to retire the result will be disasterous and disunion in the party and evils in the country, the end of which the present generation will not see. The CorkEnquirer savs Parnell's English career "is closed. He thinks Parnell has overrated his ability to secure the return of men to parliament to take the places of those members oi tbe party who opposed his leadership. Mr. Parnell will be accompanied on his coming tour through Ireland by the most active of his followers. Before his departure from England for Ireland, he will issue a manifesto to the people to all his supporters, including Mr. Carew.l i 1 J , ..j I doubtful in his allegiarfce. O London December S Mr. William O'Brien sent a cable dispatch to Mr. Par nell to-day, appealing to him to suggest someway .bv which Ireland might be saved f .orn destruction. Mr. Parnell replied: "It is now too la'e to rescue the seceders from their false position. I shall be glad to consult arrival in England." you upon your An CTnfortunate Tenth's Suicide. Chicago, December S. The body of a young man who committed suicide a week ago vesterday at a - cable -. station has been identified as Fritz Bernhard Henricks, a Swede. His mother left him 54,500, but his father refused to send the boy his money.. He fell in love and became engaged. His sweetheart jilted him when she saw there was no bore to ' secure Ms legacv. He became melan- cho!v and kU!ed himself..'' THE FARMERS ? The Delegates at the Ocala Convention Hake Modest Demands on TJncle Sam. They Make Known their Wants With out Kef erence to the Needs of Constituents. Indian News Bather Meager The People Becoming" Weary of -Supporting a Race of Healthy Red Paupers George T. Anthony on the Zhgalla Situation. , The Alliance Convention. Ocala, Fla , December S. The nation al farmers' alliance assembled again this morning at & 30 o'clock. After routine work, and a few speeches giving newspaper correspondents a drubbing because tney nave secured information of the proceedings beyond that IgiTen- out by roe press committee, tne convention lis tenea to a report irom tne committee on legislation with - reference- to - the sub- treasury bill, and this matter has been under discussion tor over two hours. The extact nature of the report and discussion thereon has not yet been learned, hut a warm controversy has been going on all the morning, if one may judge by the loud voices, applause and frequent raps of President Polk's gavel, the sounds of which came through the open windows of the convention. X le report is said to have recom mended numerous changes in the bill as originally drawn, presumably with the purpose of securing democratic support for this measure. Captain C. A. Power of Indiana, has been circulating a petition to the national alliance Asking that it rescind the action of Saturday night, naming Washington, V. and tne tmrd luesday in November as the time and place for holding the next annual meeting and make Indianapolis the place. Many signatures have been secured already among the delegates and it is predicted that a change will be made. About half of the delegates with ladies have gone on an excursion to-day to Ho-mosso, the phosphate fields, and 'the gulf coast. It is now predicted that the alliance may remain In session two or three days longer. r irst, we demand tbe abolition of na tional banks ; we demand that the government shall establish sub-treasuries or depositories in tbe several states which loan money direct to the people at lower rate of interest, not to exceed 2 per cent, per annum on non-perishable farm products, and also upon real estate with proper limitations upon the quantity of of land and amount of money; we de mand that the amount of the circulating medium be speedily increased to net less than $50 per capita. Second We demand that congress shall pass such laws as shall effectually prevent the dealing tn futures on al -agricultural and mechanical products, preserving a stringent system of procedure In trials such as shall secure the prompt conviction of offenders and the imposition of such penalties as shall secure the most perfect importance with the law. Third We condemn the silver bill re cently passed by congress, and demand in lieu thereof tne free and unlimited coinage of silver. Fourth We demand the passing of laws prohibiting alien ownership of land and that congress take prompt action to devise some plan to obtain all lands now owned by aliens and foreign syndicates and that all lands now held by railroads and other corporations in excess of such as are actually used and needed by them be reclaimed by the government and held for actual settlers only. Fifth Believing in the doctring of eqnal rights to all, and special privileges to none, we demand that our national legislation shall be so formed in the fu ture as not to build up one industry at the expense of another. We further de mand a removal of the existing heavy tariff from the necessities of life that the oeople of our land must have. We fur ther demand a just and equal system of graduated tax on incomes; we believe that the money ot the country should De kept as much as possible ia the hands of the people, and hence we demand that all national and state revenues shall be limited to the necessary expenses of the government economically and honestly administered. S xth We demand the most rigid, honest and just sta e and national gov ernment control and supervision of the means ot public communication ana transportation, and if ' this control and supervision does not remove the abuses now existing, we demand the government ownership of such means of com munication and transportation. A short debate followed the introduc tion of the report. Delegate Carr of. North Carolina, pre s'ented a memorial of the national farm ers alliance to the congress of the Uni ted States with reference to the Conger lard bill now pending. This memorial asks that congress enact as soon as pos sible senate bill No. 2,991, known as the Paddock pure food bill, which was introduced by Senator Paddock of Nebraska, at the instance of the farmers' alliance of that stite. for the reasons that the dele gates believe that if the said bill becomes a law it prevents adulteration and mis-brancing of food preparations and drugs. The memorial continues: While praying for the passage of the Paddock pure food bill as a measure of justice to all our interests we desire to move earnest-lv and emphatically protest against the passage of house bill No. 11,560, known as the Conger lard bill, for the reason that it proposes to extend the taxation power of the government and increases the list of articles upon which taxes are levied at a time when the tendency is toward reduced taxation, and the demand is being made for the removal of taxes from articles of necessity and dailv use among the people. The "Conger lard bill proposes to place taxes on the manufacture of compound lard and prohibitory restrictions on the sale of the same. A tax on compound lard is a tax on the cottonseed oil raised bv the cotton P on comi of the south, a tax pound lard is a tax on beef fat, a product of the cattle raisers of the west. The Conger lard bill taxes cotton seed oil and beef fat iu order to enhance the price of hog lard. It arrays the farmers of the north against the cotton planter of the south and the cattle raiser of the west. It is - sectional legislation, and therefore the industrial movement de- ciares its open and unceasing hostility to it, In this war of the near future, which wilt be declared by us against sectionalism, the farmer and his friends will be the citadel around which the heaviest battles are to be fought. We are not content in simply shaking hands across a blood v chasm- Our work is to fill up and efface the chasm. We are many as the waves but one as the sea. Sectionalism ; must not "and shall not live upon our banner, writ-tfn above and below trie ! plaw, the sheaf and the cotton bale is a I pew derice born of a new era. It is '."r-terni v and unity." In this spirit the -""gcr maa out nas met witn tne opposition of the farmer, both north and south. Some short speeches followed the introduction of the memorial, etc The convention adopted the following resoJu'Jon, amid "tremendous applause: -Kesoiveo, ,IUt we are rpposed to the Conger bill and that we favor th parsage of the Paddock pure food bill. In the debate in the demands of the H alliance, President Hill of the Missuj alliance, made a long speech in opposi uon 10 me suo-treasuiy plan, tie op posed it because it was class legislation because it was unconstitutional, because it was opposed to the principles of the order, because it was unjust and extra vagaut and because it would bring financial ruin to the farmers and all other classes oi business, it would dis integrate tne .order m our Qwn state and would; lose the alliance a - mil. ion members In the countrv lndiana'a "Bab . Burrows" Dylnr. Fort Wayne, Indn December 8. Mar vin is.unns, the "Kube Burrows" of In diana, is in the Fort Wayne jail, bleed ing from four ghastly wounds, caused bv bullets from the 30-caUbre revolver of Deputy Sheriff Tom Wilkinson, fired at such cloSfcrarge that the underclothes of the desperado are po wder-burned. The doctors say that to-morrow peritonitis win set in, and then nis life will be of short duration. - He vomits blood and his respiration Is forty-efght rearly twice norma. Nevertheless, bis: nerve keeps him up.- - - diseasing ox tne muraer ot Kunn i partner, Campau, at Fostoria, O the wounded desperado avows his innocence and asserts. lht he. can prove by a train man of the Baltimore cc Ohio railroad. that he left fostoria an hour before the tragedy. Asked to explain an unhealed bullet wound on his hip. he was con fused. He says he forced his wsy out of the Fostoria court room at the point of revolver, because a young lady, who about to testify in the Campau case meant to disclose his true name and he feared arrest for previous crimes, $1,000 reward being offered for his apprehen sion. ' Ku'ins has led a life oi the wildest ad venture, the recital of which would res d like a romance. Near Columbus, O., he was arrested last summer bv Detective O'Mahoney on the charge of horse stealing. While journeying to Columbus In the officer's buggy he suddenly turned upon his captor and with his manacles beat him into insensibility. He then drove away and escaped. A few months ago be was arrested by Marshal Rosen brough of Huntington, Ind , and wheeled at the jail door, revolver in band, and defied pursuit. His wounds have not been probed. The desperado Is at last past all surgery. What Georxe T. Anthony Says. Kansas City, December 8. Ex-Gov ernor Xeorge 1. Anthonv ot .Ottawa, Kansas, passed through the city this morning on his way home from Omaha. Ingalls will be re-elected, according to Mr. Anthony. "It is well known," he said, --that sen ator Ingalls and myself have not been on the warmest terms, and it might be ex pected by some that if there was any doubt regarding his re-election I would express myselt unfavorably towards htm. He will be e.ected, and there is no use denying it. Tbe farmers alliance representatives in the Kansas legislature, taking them as a class, are an intelligent body of men, and some people who are ex pecting them to do a great many foolish and ridiculous things will be greatly mistaken. Some of the alliance members are, -for Senator Ingalls and always have been. S me thirty-eight or forty alliances endorsed Ingalls and a great many others refused to adopt resolutions condemning him. There is a rivalry between ftener. Willetts and Elder for Senator IngalU' shoes, and the rivalry is increasing in bitterness as the session of the legislature approaches. Eacn man has a fol lowing that will stand by him nrst, iat and all tbe time, and rather than see one of his opponents;elected,any one of.them would see the persimmon go to Ingails." Tornado Torn. " Macon, Ga , December 8. A terrific tot nado swept through the northern por tion of Newton county this morning, its direction being from west to east. It struck the earth at Joseph Ellington's, unroofing several negro cabins on tne place, but injuring no one seriously there. Halt a mile turtner east it struck the dwelling house of 1. W. Henderson and completely damoltsned it. lne family were buried in the ruins. Mr, Henderson was Killed instannv anujirs Henderson was seriously injured by fall ing timber. A little child was smoth ered under a feather bed and several other children were more or less hurt Near Jersey, two miles east, thetornaao unroofed several houses, but no otner casualties are reported. The Currency in 1866 and 1890. Chicago Inter Ocean J. A correspondent in Kansas writes that he would like to be "set right on this currency question " adding, "tor believe it is the question of all questions. and I know how it cut a greater figure in the last campaign than all others com bined". This Is undoubtedly true in Kansas and Nebraska, also in the Da- kotas. however it may have been in the rest of the country. The truth is our farmers have been imposed upon out rageously. There, has been nearly much lying about the cuirency as about the tariff, and perhaps more, for it has been kept up without Intermission for a long time. The correspondent quoted is a fair specimen, apparently, of many who have addressed inquiry to The Inter Ocean on the same subject- Evidently he is perfectly sincere in taking tor granted statements wide of the truth He writes us further: In iS5. it is claimed that we had in actual circulation $1,906687,770 in currency. - Now, what became of ali that currency, if only forty-five millions were destroyed, as you say." JNow, it is not worth while for me to discuss this with you, but 1 can ten vou assertions wimoui - - . - r , proof, amount to noining. 1 ou snow that on the 12th day ot April, 1SS6, congress passed a law authorizing the secretary of the treasury to sell 5-20 bonds, and with he proceeds retire United States currency, inc.uding greenbacks. And for ten'years this contraction went on at a tremedous rate. It will be observed that all this is told as if any person of ordinary intelligence knew it to be true, when, as a matter of fact, it is one of prodigious misapprehension. The mistake arises pnobablv out of the confusion of government bonds with currencr. There is no sense in claiming the interest bearing obligations of the government as oeionging to tne currency 01 uic touiui i. incic uu more a circula ing medium of exchange in 1 S66 than they are to-day. The cardinal doctrine of this misapprehension is that "the amount of currency In circulation governs the prices, and one of the stock assertions is that in 1866 the circulation was $70 per capita, while in 1 iSot it was only $6. One is V . -T-l 1. about as far from the trnth as the other. In 1S66 the national debt was $74 32 per capita, and between the reduction of the debt and the Increase of the- population it has now got down to not far from $15 per capita. AH this has nothing, however, to do with the circulation or currency, except that several forms of notes Issued early in the war as substitutes for coins which were redeemable in coin on demand or dre'w compound interest, were outstanding, and theoretically part of the currency, although not such practically. But counting all such forms of Indebtedness as currency it still remains true that the currency is greater j now than it wis in i;66, or even in iid ?uu. Vision' PURE ix sapMior exseoeaee prwvea ta arfiseae --- ic-r nwnuut qoarser or a eeao-ry. n e4 by tbe heads of thee sac Unlverstttes MUMBtreafes. Purest, and saess Healthful. Or. FrtcWs the only BrJUnm fsaiim that wee nawa ri rairafata. -"-- or -,ftis mss tPRrr-W wasrrwa anwnn w -t when it was at its maximum. The to tal in 1866 was SSoi.ooa.6S6: In iS6c $983,38,6S9, but October 1, lSco, It had risen to the enormous sum ot 91,49s,- 75."9- it is to-cay over a billion and half. In iboo, when the lowest point was reached, the total was only $603.. 946,057. The amount given for l66 and 1S05 include, be it remembered, all the demand and compound interest Botes. qui wnicn aia not circuute, ana tne un. redeemed but r.or.-.ircuIatiDg state bank bills. That there may be no mistake about what the currency was in 1S66, the year of which so much Is heard in this dir cusslon, we will give the exact figures 1 a to the currency at that time, every d 1-larof which was paper money, worn about 66 cents on the dollar. First, there were $19,990,163 in state bank bills. This money was not in actual circulation, but it was "outstandlng,"and may be counted in with the rest Second, Naticnal bank circulation, $281,479,908; third, legal tender notes (greenbacks), $400,619,206; fourth,demand notes,$272, 162, which were not In actual circulation, being herein like state bank bills; fifth, one and two year notes of 1862, $3,454,203; sixth, compound Interest notes, $159,021,140; seventh, fractional currencv, $27,070,877, amounting all told, as previously stated, to $591,904 606. Deduct tbe paper that did not actual! v circulate and the actual cir culation will be found to have been $T2o,- 160,991. Including all the seven kinds of money-then in use, theoretically, and the amount per capita was $25.14. Tqese are dry, haru facts which cannot be brushed aside as mere assertions, or matters of opinion. They are Incontrovertible. lne cntet cause 01 misunderstanding is to be fonnd in the one and two year notes and the compound Interest notes. It was not in the power of congress to mskethem, as intended, circulating me dium. Being on their face payable in coin on demand, or, better still tor the holders, drawing interest on the com pound plan, it was not to be expected that they would be paid out in the ordi nary covrse ot trade. Tbey.entered into circulation, it at all, only long enough to get into the hands - of men who knew their value and retained them as eagerly as they would have gold. Koth were wiped out, substantially, by the time specie payment was resumed ; some by being cashed, others by being converted into ordinary government bonds. The amount now set down as outstanding represents, probably, the notes actually destroyed, which will never be pre sented for payment. We turn now to the circulation in iSoo, taking October 1st as the date, the caloulatiou being In regard to actual circulation. The total, as stated, was $1,-498,086,709." It consisted of eight kinds of money, namelv, first, gold coin, $386,- 0'?Q,72't; second, standard silver dollars. $62,132,454; third, subsidiary silver and fractional currency, $56,311,846; fourth, gold certificates, $158,104,739; fifth, silver certificates, $-109,321,207; sixth, treasury notes, act Julv 14, 1S90, $7,100,500; seventh, United States notes, (green backs), $340,905,726; eighth, national bank notes,,$i77,250,5i4. It will be observed that the amount has very largely increased, but it does not follow that it is too large, or even large enough The population has in creased faster than the circulation, and the business still faster than the population. The circulation per capita for the istof October was $2399, round nu tubers, $24. It is steadily and rapidly increasing under existing" law, but it ought to be enlarged bv further legisla tion In that direction. The Inter Ocean has frequently urged this policv of ex oansion. : But the insufficiency of the present currency is no excuse for mis representation of the actual statistics of the two years named, 1S66, and 1890. The proposition that "the amount of currencv in circulation governs prices is one of the assumed axioms ot the day, but it Is at most only a quarter-truth Let the farmer take, for example, corn last year and this, the amount of cur rencv in circulation i larger now than then, but that the fact has nothing per ceptibly to do with the advance in price. The crop was heavv then. It l light now The truth is that a lot of demagogues, some of them with newspapers at their backs, are imposing on the credulity of the farmers in the matter of currency and the especial need of the times is ex act information." ' ' SCROFULA It is that impurity in the blood, which, ac cumulating in the glands of the neck, pro duces unsightly luros or swellings; which, causes painful running sores on the arras, legs, or feet: which developes ulcers in the eyes, ears, or nose, often causing blindness or deafness; which is the origin of pimples, cancerous growths, or the mar.j other manifestations usually ascribed to " humors: " which, fastening upon the lungs, causes consumption and death. Being the most ancient, it is the most general of all diseases or affections, for very few persons are entirely free from it. CURED- ..' By taking Hood's SarsapariUa, which, fcy the remarkable cures it has accomplished, often when other medicines have failed, has proven itself to be a potent and peculiar medicine for this disease. Some ot these C Ma cures are really wonderful. If you suffer from scrofula, be sure to try Hood's Sarsaparnia, " My daughter 3Iary was afflicted with serof-rjous sore neck from the time she was 22 months old till she became six years of age. Lumps formed In her neck, and one f them after growing to the size of a pigeon's egg, became a running sore for over three years. We gave her Hood's SarsapariHa, when the lump and an indications of scrofula entirely disappeared, and now she seems to be a healthy child." J. S. Caklile, Kauxight, N. J. K.B. Be sure to get only Hood's Sarscpariila SoM by H drujrKlrti. JI ; mix for f 5- Prepre4oniy by C I. HOOD A CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, HaiS lOO Doses On Dollar COME AND- SEE H u li iO The BUCK FLORA is the eest Low Priced Cook Stove made in America. It is made with the same care and attention that characterizes the entire line of If The fire back of this Stove5s warranted until i 8q6. It is made to burn soft coal or wood. Price for the 8.16, 8 18, C. C. CRAIN, North national Ave.. - .el i. 173 PI ATE D . CHZIV ATJLT, Pressdsat. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, 9 ORGANIZED IN 1071, CAPITAL LARCEST PAID UP CAPITAL SISSOTOBI: H. li. Pare, K- Z Pnnlmn. G. C Kennedy. J. W. Tavls, R. T. WsU. B. Keney. z. A. Hornaday, A. K. Currier. Chas. SATIS r COON, President, J. J. STEWART. Vice-President. J. B. CO LEAK, OastiHQ THE STATE BANK. CAPITAL, TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS. DIRECTORS Thornton Ware. J. J. Stewart, T. F. TMcxman, J. Coon. C H. Haynss, J. B. Colean, H. J. BuUer. RECEIVES SAVINGS DEPOSITS on which interest at tss rats of four 4t per nam wlil b paid seml-aanaally, on tbe tint of Juury and July. Open for busta Cress a. m. to 8 p. m.( on Saturday vealngs from I to p. m. C T. GOODJLAKDBH, President. C. H. OSBTJN. Cashier. CITIZENS' NATIONAL BANK. Pali up Capital, $100,000. Authorized Capital, J300.CCO. ' Deposits received subject to ehe. Inter-t paid on time deDOSfts. Time loans mnda mm satisfactory security, snd Commercial Paper parts of Um United States and Uuropo. nrRiu-nvrii. J T. W. Tan man, O. W. uuuturoaa.- c. H. Ostran. ANX ON MAIN STREET. J. W. DAVIS, President. ABO, C KENNEDY, Ylce-Prest. The Peoples' Savings Bank, 15 West Wall Street, PORT SCOTT, KANSAS. CAPITAL, S5O.OOO.0Q. Ws sfaaU bs s-lad to bavs you call at our office and talk ovsr any business yon mar wiiA SS consult us about. ' Qmm HOURS: i Open from t a. m. to 3 vui awwj. j ds open for deposits C T. DRAKE. President. CHARLES NELSON. Casaler. Commenced Business January Bank of Fort Scott, - - - POBT SCOTTiKA2JSAS. Capital and Assets, - $400,00.00. Transacts a General BsdUm Business. customers. .Drafts drawn on an parts or Kurope to CoUeoaona of ail kinds. 6PEC1AI DEPOSIT WARFIELD, Fire, : Tornado t : IINISIUIRIA1NIC1EL Urgest Agensj ia ftz City. s'oxvr1- SCOTT, TflPTRPrinFlTi MATTED SUB REFURNISE1 IIIEI liOJUi.ii THROUGHOUT. ICO'CUHOOITISIS FIRST Cli The'Best 01.60 Rates f 1.50 per Day. Day Board 14.00, Z. A. WOODARD. Prop. . - - Wall Strot. HOME MATTRESS FACTORY, ..Scott k.Tresvu.e etncl STirst Street. ' , U PHOLOTEElinG A OPECIALTY1 J. r.1. D CARMAN, Projr. OUR y $13.00 15.00 - - Fort Scott. Vlos Prssldsas. $300,000.03 IN SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS. Lov and W. CheaaoH. $100,000X04 B. Westervett, B. "V Joan M. aieao. G. V B. P. MCDONALD. Vies-Prssatssss r. EATCTTNGr. Assistant Cashier. 'litioounted. Kzcbanc bought and sold sis mm Kaisung. w. p. Dilworta. C W. G-oodlaatfse. T. M. Bricsley and B. P. McDonald. lEXDI" SCOTT. KATSAn . H. WTATT. p. in. On Ifondayt sad Saturdays the EasJt sr3 front Itsia a C F. MARTIN. Asst I. I88O. A liberal line of Discounts riven to respeiMlPiM i dc iwni rain. Bpecuu attention aamm BOXE3 TO RENT. SMITH & RICE Life : and : Accident FiHesa Cczpasiis Rsprgsentsi :AT7SA,r:c Houso lnthe State. Aa?2 zja 109 - Accomodation, t m ii w w ri l e. w. i W U V "a, - sw T

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