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The Hartford Weekly Call from Hartford, Kansas • 1

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FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1890. VOL. XI. NO. 24.


TERRITORIAL TOPICS. THE SUNFLOWER STATE. A MOTE ON THEMSELVES BENJAMIN BISES UP. The Boomers Are Monkeying With Uncle Samuel. out This stopped a great many from going, but the comparatively small number of on the streets and the abandoned camping grounds of the boomers on Woloott's creek, just north of Guthrie, show three or four thousand people at leat left here.

The jrencral feeling here is that those in the Strip ill be driven out and probably the greater part of them ill come here, as Guthrie is near the Iowa lands, which may soon be opened. Those who have come through the Strip confirm the report of the large number of boomers now there. Most of them are homesteaders and have taken claims in the rich bottom lauds. Laughing at the Sooner. Kiowa, March IT.

The news of the president's proclamation ordering the settlers oil' the Cherokee Strip was re noon all reported, about b'OO in number. Dr. Joseph Pinqnard, an old and respected boomer and a member of the Cherokee Strip Colonization association, whose headquarters are at Guthrie, left here two days ago with a party of boomers. A message was received from him addressed to Henry Linn, the president of the society, which reads: 'Send the boys on; the invasion lias taken place; there are now here at Ponca, a place yesterday of thirty-six inhabitants, at least 1,200 people. Joseph Mr.

Linn immediately rallied all the members of the Cherokee Strip Colonization society and dispatched them on a north bound train. The old (lays of the boomer are being repeated. The Kansas Soldiers Home. March 12. The house committee on public lands has favorably reported a bill authorizing tiie secretary of the interior to convey to the state of Kansas the Fort Hays military reservation, on condition that the state shall, ithin three years, establish and provide for the maintenance ot a home for dependent soldiers, sailors and marines.

The reservation is located near Hayes City, Ellis county, Kansas, and contains 7,000 acres. It as established in 1S67, and was maintained as a military post until last December, when the troops Maine expects to make $4,500,000 on the sale of ice this year. A fashionable hotel has been opened at the foot of the Great Pyramid in Egypt. Senator Evarts prides himself that not one of his sentences ever leaked out of executive session. Dr.

11. T). Powell succeeds the late Sir William Gull as physician ordinary to Queen Victoria. Education in Russia is at a low ebb. Only twelve per cent, of the population can read and write.

The English government proposes to make seven hours the legal day for in tiie departments. Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett is said to be writing a book of hich her younger son, Lionel, is the hero. Alphonse Daudet, the famous Parisian, is ail inveterate smoker. The blacker the pipe he uses the more he enjoys it.

William Morris, the poet-author, is a lover of the sea. Nothing pleases him so much as to be mistaken for a sailor. Elizabeth Thompson Butler.the English battle pai" is making studies of evictions in Ireland wi.i: a view to iiiture pictures. According to a chewing gum manu facturer, the Chicagoans consume more gum than the inhabitants of any other American city. Florence Finch-Kelly, the newest authoress to bid for popular favor, is a girl with jet-black hair and eyes so daik that they seem black.

Joseph Jefferson i3 building an uncommonly attractive house on the shore of Buzzard's Bay, and intends to make his summer home there. The youngest millionaire in New York is Marshall O. Eoberts, son of the late Marshall O. Roberts. He is ten years old and worth $5,000,000.

The large Indian python, fourteen feet in length, at the Philadelphia Zooiosrieal garden, died the other day from cancer of the stomach, aged 65 years. The value of the Astor property in New York is estimated at all of which, with the exception of a few trilling millions, is in real estate. A dozen of each undergarment in silk is included in a Philadelphia groom's ward-robe. His garters are of gold and are the present of an old flame. Speaker Reed has a Yankee twang to his voice and an original way of pronouncing familiar names.

ills nasal drawl is said to be very comical. Mrs. Sally Joy White, the president of the New England Women's Pre associa-tion, was the first woman journalist who secured a position on a Boston paper. The queen regent of Spain now takes personal care of her son, the infant king, and dresses and attends to him and her two other children with her own hands. Green B.

Raum, the pension commissioner, is a stout, broad-shouldered man, with dark whiskers and hazel eyes. Fully will pass through" his hand's this year. The duchess of Albany, widow of Prince Leopold, has just received her diploma as a hospital nurse, after taking the regular course and standing the usuid examination. Leo XIII is reported by the Roman journals to be engaged in making extensive studies on the socialist question preparatory to issuing an encyclical letter on the subject. Runaway marriages are so common in Georgia that manv parents deposit in junctions with the licensing otiicials forbidding the issuing of marriage licenses to their children.

The ice problem will never disturb the city of Tacoma. A cheaply constructed toboggan to some of the eternal glaciers near by would give the city au inexhaustible supply. Siemens, the electrician, says that no death has ever been caused in Berlin by contact with electric wires. The city's immunity from danger is due to conduits. 'What a wonderful age of invention it said Mrs.

Peterson; 'I see they are making wire clolth, and I'll have some this very week to put a seat in Johnny's very-day Miss Pauucefote, the eldest daughter of the British minister at Washington, has dene much, by her personal example, to make walking fashionable among the girls of the capital. The czar, according to a recent statistician's calculation, is the largest 'private' owner of land in the world. The total is about fifty million acres, about the size of the whole of France. Marshal MacMahon, twice president of the French republic, sent his hearty congratulations to the young due d'Orleans upon the step he had taken in going to France in defiance of the law. Steam surface cars, or dummies, are used by the street railroad companies of Birmingham, England, and la3t year tiiey carried 19,000,000 passengers with only two fatal and 41 minor accidents.

Cardinal Manning has written a letter of sympathy expressing his hearty admiration for Mr. Biggar and his regrets that the state of his health will prevent his amending the requieum mass. The empress of Germany has undertaken the protectorate of the German soup kitchens, the late Empress Augusta having for a considerable number of years been at the head of these institutions. The New Y'ork friends of diaries Emory Smith, recently appointed minister to Russia, will give hiia a banquet at Delmonico's on the 22 1 of this month. Mr.

Smith will sail for his post April i. The Portuguese are very touchy just now. The other day they mobbed some clowns at a circus for introducing the national flag in their performances, claiming that it was an insult to Portuguese dignity. The statue of Rev. Mr.

Beecher, which is to be placed in Prospect park, Brooklyn, is now being cast in bronze. It is to be of colossal proportions, nine feet high, and representing the great preacher in soft felt hat and cape. By the use of the phonograph it is now possible for a man to sing at ti is own funeral. Capt. Frank Cunningham, of Richmond, who has sung at funerals, means to have his voice heard in melody at his ow obsequies.

Tiiere will be a picture-qiie spectacle in Florence in May, when the Florentines wiil celebrate tlu of ihe loves of Dante and It The festivals, exhibitions an Iii-ht proces-t ons Will even i A Paradox. Exm-e the paradisic, we hut niuure partly pUnned it: The hen first to lay the egs Colnuib'i first to stand it. Kegret. 'Twin nftor the hall, 'Twiis -lurk in the hall; Her 1 nieht' was not very emphatic; '1 was such a fhanee lor romance, And I hunered with lotiirii.j ecstatic, ''twas dark in the ti.ol, 'livii5 alter tiie bail. 'Twa? aftor the ball.

'UiTrts dark in tiie hail: Such a edance tor a parting romatltie! Add arte was nt ivid hy was I not bob Wben 1 think of it now I am frantic, 'Twas dark in the Justdari liiat was au. Norman is to have a Catholic church. Seme farmers in Stillwater are planting corn. The Cherokee Strip contains acres. South Oklahoma has an agricultural society.

The Norman papers claim a population of 2,000. Union City's $10,000 hotel Is ncaring completion. Red sand stone is found in abundant quantities near Guthrie. Ex-Auditor McCabe, of Kansas, wiil move to Oklahoma this week. The farm implement business is said to be flourishing In Oklahoma cities.

If the Oklahoma farmer is minding the newspapers at all, he is planting cotton. The foundation of the new Presbyterian church at Oklahoma City is being put im A Democratic. club was. organized Friday at Cimarron City with a membership of 150. The more the merrier.

One claim in Oklahoma lias sixteen contestants living upon it. It is estimated that the Indiana now living own an average of 406 acres each of land. The permanent capital of Oklahoma wiU probably be decided by a direct vote of the people. The government is building a large Indian school building lineen miles east of Shawnee town. There are about 25.000 more trees planted in Oklahoma to-day than there were a ago.

The long-haired male isn't of as much importance iu Oklahoma to-day as he was in the early days of Kansas. Ex-Governor Osborne is the only gentleman who has denied that he wants to be governor of Oklahoma. The residents of No Man's Land are jubilant over the prospects of securing speedy legislation in their behalf. A movement is on foot to secure, it possible, a mail route from Norman to Wewoka, in the Seminole agency. The people of Oklahoma are getting so they can spell the names of the Indian tribes with some degree of accuracy.

There is a claim "near Oklahoma City that lias three fences around it, each the property of three different claimants. Oklahoma contractors complain that there are not enough colored people in Oklahoma to supply the needs of their trade. The Democracy of Oklahomo have proven two things that the Democracy of Oklahoma really exists and that they are all howlers. Union City will soon have a $10,000 hotel building. 'Ihe town is trying hard to come up to the second part of its name and should succeed.

Governor Humphrey yesterday appointed Frank J. WikoiT commissioner for the state of Kansas in the Indian territory, with headquarters at Stillwater. Rev. Nasinith, pastor of the Guthrie Baptist church, bus established a monthly paper devoted to the interests of that church in the territory and named it the Oklahoma Baptist. Tiie El Reno Herald says the Rock Island depot, now approaching completion, will be the largest and handsomest depot in the territory, and that a new tent is stretched in town everyday.

The exodus of negroes from Cowley county to Oklahoma has not been commensurate with the reports of certain newspapers. Not a single Cowley county negro, so far as any one knows, has gone. All people along tiie western border of Oklahoma would like to see the Cheyenne and ahoe reservation opened to settlement. It is said that the Indians are willing and anxious to take their land in severalty. Hundreds of acres of timber have been cleared since the 22nd and sold for lumber or cord wood in Oklahoma.

Such action is generally condemned. It is the prevailing opinion that the trees should be preserved. The building of the Seminole seminary, fifty miles east of Norman, in the town of Mikastikey, in the Seminole nation, is going rapidly on. This building is of brick, four stories high, and is being buiit by the Seminole Indians at a cost of $46,000. It is a fact ascertained by ballot in a number of townships in different parts of the territory, that a large majority of the settlers in Oklahoma favor the adoption of a herd law.

But one township so far voting has returned a majority against its adoption, and that was on the South Canadian, west of Norman. A Washington dispatch dated March 14 says: The Senate Committee on the Five Civilized Tribes is determined to thor oughly investigate the workings of the Cherokee Commission. Representatives of the cattlemen who hold leases on tiie Strip have been hot on the trail of Chief Mayes ever since he arrived in Washington. It is supposed that tiiey are trying to persuade the Chief to be as non-committal as possible in his testimony. The Chero-kees at present have the best of tiie right with the Cherokee Commission, but they can spoil ail of tiie advantage they have gained very easily.

There is a disposition on the part of tiie senate to deal liberally with the Cherokees for the Strip and to give more than $1:25 an acre. But if the Cherokees become, in the opinion of the senate, exorbitant, or if they manifest a disposition to refuse negotiations at any price, tiie sympathy of the senate will not last long. An Albuquerque special says: Late yesterday afternoon Jose Cervantes, of Old Town, met his death in a peculiar and distressing manner. On his way home from here hi3 horse commenced bucking and Cervantes was unable to remain in the saddle. He was tossed into the air and fell violently to the ground, and while insensible tiie horse kicked him on the left side of the head.

Parties working near by witnessed the accident and went to his rescue. He was carried into a neighbor's house. His neck was broken iu the fall, though the kick from the horse was almost sufficient to have killed him. He was a well-known Mexican printer, and of a rich family. This morning the dead man was refused burial in the Catholic cemetery by the Jesuit fathers, at which umbrage was taken, by a number of tiie leading churchmen of that sect, and it now looks as though Albuquerque would have a repetition of the scenes of the famous Guiboard ease of Canada, of almost a generation ago.

One From Barkeeper I notice you have always five pennies for your glass of beer in tha morning? Toper Yes. 'How is 'I'm a married 'I have five ch'! 'Each one has a little bank. Further explanation is Tabooed by sui'tflv. Emilia I notice you don't speak to Miss de C'onyne any more. Lucy No; I htuen't any ns for a g'rl who wears a bine "una with a brow! dog.

Identification of the Iesperate Valley Fall Bank Kobber. TorEKA, March 12. The Valley Falls bank robber ho was killed by the officers at Meridcn has been identified as Shannon, Eobinson, postmaster at Homewood, Kansas. About two years agollobiuson married a Miss Shaw, aged sixteen years. He was then engaged in mercantile business, and was also the postmaster.

Up to the time of the bank robbery he was considered a con1 is Lent member of the Bapitist denomination. He left his home a week ago Thursday to pure base a farm near Ottawa, and was to return home and arrange to take his wife. Thursday evening he was seen in Ottawa by several people who knew him. and this was the last heard of him tint il he robbed the bank at Valley Falls the following Saturday, and was killed Sunday morning. Kobinsou's father-in-law is one of the wealthiest and most highly respected men in that country.

His friends cannot account for his very strange actions only on the ground of insanity. Will Gum It or Leave. Detroit, March 12. Deiroii has art school, the principal beneficiaries being a class of young women who are learning to be Ilaphxls and Angelos. The conductor of the art school is Prof.

John Ward Dunmore, who was imported from England to assume command of the coming lleccntly Prof. Dunsmore issued an order that all pupils must be punctual in attendance, or submit a written excuse for tiieir absence. This worried the young ladies, but they bore the wrong with dignified silence. To-day Dunsmore issued another law; nc pupil should be allowed to chew gum during the sessions. This assault upon1 the free-born American's dearest fad was too much, and an indignation meeting was held.

The boss guin-chewer of the class was made president, and she de- clared that the object of the meeting was, to protest against British tyranny. By a unanimous vote, the young ladies decided that Prof. Dunsmore must go or they would desert the school in a body and let art follow physic to the dogs. The directors of the Muslim of Arts have not less than S200.000 invested in the enterprise, and have a long-time contract with Prof. Dunsmore.

The action of the young women places them in an unpleasant predicament. If the Professor is retained the class will desert. If he bo removed, he will appeal to the courts to enforce payment of his salary during the time for which he was employed. The Old Kaintuck Way. Marcli 12.

Ex-Congressman W. Preston Taulbee, of Kentucky, who was shot in the head by Charles E. Kincaid, correspondent of the Louisville Times, while they were descending the staircase in the house wing of tiie capital on the afternoon of Friday, February 20, died at 4:45 yesterday morning at the Providence hospital, hither he had been removed after the shooting. Mr. Taulbee had been unconscious for some time before death came and the end was painless His family had been summoned, and when he passed away his brother, Dr.

Taulbee, his son, a young man about 1'J years of age, his brother-in-law. Dr. Bayiie, the attending surgeon, and Major Blackburn, of Kentucky, were around his bedside. Huntlrz for Cherokee Treasure. Birmingham, March 12.

Five Cherokee Indians from the Cherokee Nation, in tiie Indian Territory, passed through here to-day en route to tiie mountains in the northern nart of the state, to search for hidden treasure, lhere is a tradition among the Chcrokees that before they left this part of the country tho chiefs of the tribe concealed in eaves large quantities of silver, gold and An old Indian woman in the nation, it is said, bus revealed the hidingplace of the wealth and the live men have been sent here to look for it. The old woman says it is concealed in a cave, but could not give its exact location. A search ill be made among the mountains, where the Chero-kees lived many years ago. Chief Mayes Again. Washington, March 12.

Chief Mayes, of the Cherokee nation, reached here last evening, prepared to tell the house committee all about his stand with reference to the opening of the Cherokee lands. This position is opposed to that taken by ex-Governor Biisliyhead, and tiie various correspondence winch lias passed bettveeu them on the subject, on the sale of lands, has been prepared in print for government use. The stand of tiie latter, that a new commission will find the tndiaus prepared to sell their lands to tht government at market price, is generally accepted as indicative of what ill finally be accepted. In The Building Line. Washington, March 12.

Iu pursuance of the agreement of Saturday the public building bills, which Saturday passed the committee of the whole, came up this morning with the previous question ordered. The bills were passed. They provided for the erection, ol public buildings, at the lollowmg points: Cedar P.apids, Atchison, Alexandria, Lafayette, Baton Kouge, and Fremont, Neb. Also for an increase in the limit of cost of the buildings at Scran ton, Dallas, and Springfield, Mo. Tne measure involves an expenditure of Hot Under the Collar.

Omaha. March 12. Mrs. II. H.

Cook, who buried a man she supposed to be her husband three months ago, is very angry. She identified the body of a man. who committed suicide at the Millard hotel, as her husband, and had him duly interred. It is now claimed that Cook is living near Kingfisher, Oklahoma, with a woman named Niekersoii, who formerly resided iu Omaha. Site has laid aside her widow's weeds and will sue for a divorce.

Heart Disease. Council Grove, March 12. William Maginnis, an old and respected farmer, sudden lv dropped dead while feeding his horses Tuesday. The coroner's jury, after investigating, returned a verdict that death resulted from heart disease. He was a master mason ill good standing.

A Fatal Fall. Alma, March 12. William Stein, a miner emuloyed in sinking the coal shalt here, lost his balance while ascending ihe shaft and fell to the bottom, a of 100 lett, and was frightfully m.ii.irhiL Where He Came In. said the terror, suddenly, Tm some use after all, an't 'I hardly know 'If it wasn't for me you'd have to swing Indian clubs, or dumb-bells, or something, wouldn't Evidence to the Contrary. Puck: Passenger (to street-car driver) That mau who just got off the caf is Prof.

Vasthead. He's a wonderful man; he knows as much as any one in this country. Street car driver (incrcduously) Ah, come full He jumped oil the Car on bit tV0 fctt. The Boomers Do ot Wait For a Presidential Ukase. Scenes of a Tear Ago Being Repeated.

Trouble Liable to Ensue. Passing Events of the Day. Arkansas City, March 15. 'On to the was the signal for the invasion ol the Cherokee outlet by the anxious boomers ho have been gathered on the borders of the Strip for the past fortnight. It echoed round the outlet from midnight until dawn yesterday morning, and when the sun rose over the promised land the invasion had actually begun.

All dav the long lir -s of canvas-covered prairie schooners with their many crews drew their lengths into the coveted land. Last night it was estimated that from the different points of entrance fully 20,000 people have passed the border and half that number staked their claims. The Strip is invaded. For a month past, in fact ever since President Harrison Issued the noted proclamation ordering the Cherokee Strip Live Stock association to vacate, the outlet boomers have been gathering on the frontier, anxious to lie among the first on the ground, that tfiey might select their choicest land for their respective homes, and claim it when permitted by the government. The boomers were all sorts of.

people and they came in all sorts of ways. The tramps, and there were plenty of them, came on foot; the speculative real estate dealer, with his paid claimants, and there were plenty of them, too, came by rail, and the bona fide settlers. who were in a great majority, came in their covered farm wagons, converted for the time being into a com bina-tion of dwelling and vehicle. Some of the latter, who could not afford the luxury even of a wagon, tramped to the border beside their horses, laden with household goods, and many of then bearing the children, too small to walk and too heavy to be carried. The latter were mostly supplied with tents.

Tne temporary objective points of the boomers were the rivers and creeks, whose banks for two weeks past have been dotted with tents and while capped wagons. The settlers had not been on the ground long before the benefit of organizations presented themselves to their minds, and at all the principal points of assemblage boomer associations of various kinds with various motives have been formed. A majority of associations were formed lor tiie inirpose ot taking united action upon the time of moving into tiie strip, it being the general belief among the leaders that President Harrison would not insist upon their removal when once they had established themselves upon their claims. In the meantime the people have been waiting patiently lor tlio coming of the day when they should establish themselves in tiieir new homes. Yesterday afternoon all was quiet iu this city among the boomers.

Six Hours later a scene of excitement was witnessed that equaled in intensity that which accompanied the invasion ot Oklahoma a year since. Ihe news had been received from Washington that the Oklahoma bill had passed the house declaring the outlet to be public domain and extending the laws of Nebraska over it as well as over Oklahoma. The news was spread quickly from mouth to mouth, and by 11 o'clock the male boomers were running to and fro, some of them only half dressed, in their excitement, making hurried preparations to move at once over the border. The prairie schooners were hastily made ready lor the journey, the wagons loaded and the horses put in the traces. Tiie sun was just rising when the flirt crack of the teamster's blacksnake was heard, announcing departure for the outlet.

Those in the city had advantage of early information over their comrades ho were camped further down the river and tt.ey carried to them the news of the invasion. The latter quickly made ready to join the procession, and soon a long line of wagons, their inmates shouting joyously and waving coats and whatever came to their hand, was winding its way over the rolling prairie to the outlet. The invasion came with a rush. No one expected it; not even the settlers themselves. The tenants of the Strip, the Cherokee Live Slock association and the government agents were taken entirely by -surprise.

Chief Mayes, of the Cherokee nation, had placed at the disposal of the former a contingent of Indian police to drive out occasional settlers, but this was entirely too insignificant a force to oppose the invaders and tiiey were powerless to cope with the stream of immigrant invasion. The United States government so far as known has taken no precaution to arrest a possible movement of the settlers and it was not until early this morning that the military appeared upon the scene. Captain Burbank, in command of a small squad of a United States regiment at Oklahoma City, marched his lorce into the Strip last night to stay the progressof the boomers, having been so ordered by telegraph. So far as known this force had no effect in retarding the movement, although nothing of tiie movement of the military has been heard since late last night. At least everybody that started got there.

To-day two ladies of this city strapped navy revolvers around their waists and with determined spirits worthy of true licroiues took the train for Willow Springs where they propose to acquire a title to land under the laws. Reports received from train men and settlers just in from the territory say that the home-seekers are burning all of the grass and cutting the wires around the grazing ranches of the cattlemen. The news conies from the Strip that the cattle have already been stampeded, friglstened at the unusual scene, and have become unmanageable. The cattlemen are in great straits to know what to do with their stock, inasmuch as the force of men at their command is as nothing before the irresistible stream oi immigration. By sundown last night 10,000 people had entered the Strip with the intention of staying there at all hazards, and nothing short of the regular United States army can drive them from the Mecca towards which tliey have been struggling for so long.

Many of the boomers went armed with shot-guns, Winchesters and revolvers. Sonic took the precaution to provide themselves with stores for a week or so, but the greater number went without knowledge of where their next meal was to come from. Some were provided with tents and claim stakes, but many hurried on empty handed without means of shelter or food. There is no doubt in the minds of the boomers that the territorial bill will pass the senate as it passed the house and soon V-eome a law of the land. The irreatt fear the settlers experience is that tUeir early entrance into the Strip may Invalidate their claims.

At Guthrie. GrrnitiE, March 13. This point, which a year since was the objective point of the noted rush into Oklahoma, was yesterday tha starting place for hundreds of boomers bound for the Cherokee Strip. The news of the passage of the Oklahoma bill wrongly construed into the opening up to settlement of the Cherokee outlet reached here early Thursday -evening. Yesterday morning it was supplemented by a report from Arkansas City that the invasion had begun.

That was enough to start the movement here and before An industrial school is proposed for Sa-lina. Drilling for gas will commence at Paola at once. Topeka is to be afflicted with a kirmes3 in April. The Farmers' Alliance store will open at Osaire City next week with a capital stock of $130,000. The average farm hand in Kansas receives one hundred and fifty bushels of com per month salary.

The Kansas state university has eight more Koeky mountain goats than any other institution or museum in the world The agent of the Alliance store near Ilillsboro, in Marion county, has decamped and the stockholders are 'left' to hold the bag. The state board of health will meet in Hutchinson May 5 and 6. About fifty applicants it is reported will be present lor examination. Nearly a ton of sorghum seed was received at Sterling, sent by the government for use at the experiment station. It came through the mail.

Senator Ingalls has accepted the invita tion of the Grand Army post at Gettysburg, to deliver the memorial oration there on next Decoration day. Indians in Dakota are suffering great privations, while those of the Indian Territory are enjoying all the luxuries of civilization, even to a lottery company. The farmers of Mission township, Shawnee county, will vote on a proposition to give $15,000 bond to aid in tiie rebuilding of the Topeka sugar works, destroyed by fire last year. At Washington, on one of the principal business streets, over a shoe store, John A. Anderson has his rooms.

A correspondent says 'Mr. Anderson is independent politically and independent Among the many preachers of early Kansas who have gained prominence is Ilev. Dr. John H. Barrows, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of was at one time superintendent of public schools of Osage county.

Turpentine is a sure thing. A Labette county farmer tried saturating a mule's head with it to cure distemper and then smoked it. The mule yielded to the treatment and so did the barn and contents. The farmer was alive at last accounts. Kansas has perhaps got more mills than any other state in the union, in proportion to population.

The state'3 milling capacity is almost 3,500,000 barrels of fiour per annum. It requires bushels of wheat to make that much Hour. Since the entry of the new Republican postmaster at Atchison it has been brought to light that out of a daily average of eight hundred persons who call for their mail at tiie delivery window at the postoliice, not one in ten receives a letter. The commissioners of Seward county have published over their signatures a denial that suffering or want exists in tiieir county except in isolated cases. They also state that corn was raised in considerable quantities, and can be bought for twenty-two cents a bushel.

Kansas counties are already applying for space at the world's fair. The difference between Kansas and Missouri is that Kansas is aways (loins something to attract attention while Missouri stands idiy by and laughs at its neighbor's enthusiasm. But tiie neighbor is constantly doing something to bettor itself. The Frcdonia Citizen says that in order to become a member of the Farmers' Alliance you have to be over years old, a resident of the state six months, have a good moral character and be a believer in a Supreme Being. No body is eligible, after coming up to these requirements.

unless he is a farmer, a farm laborer, country merchant, country minister of tiie gospel, country school teacher or country physician. Cliff Baker is after the public printing again. We see it no where stated that the Rimers of tiie Kansas state constitution adopted the whole Baker family, though it appears they own the Kansas legislature. It is right down Wilson Echo.

If aught can be judged from complimentary press notices in every section of the state, Hon. Jacob Stotler, of Wellington, with his well-known staying qualities, is entered in this particular race. A Coffee county farmer took 600 head of cattle belonging to a New Mexico cattle company about eighteen months ago, to feed. He was to get eight cents a pound for all he put on the cattle. About two mouths ago, or less, accounts were squared up between himself and the cattle company, wiien it was found that the amount due him was equal to the present market price of the cattle, and $0,000 over.

Tiie owners of the cattle turned the herd over to him and gave him a check for It appears, from the Washington dispatches, that there are 30.075 Kansans, ho, by tiieir signatures affixed to petitions, have formally protested against the passage ot bill by congress in regard to the observance of the Sabbath or any other religious or ecclesiastical institution or rite, or the adoption of any amendment to the national constitution providing for the giving of any preference to any religious sect above that of any other, or that in any way sanctioning national legislation upon the subject of religion. Boston Herald: The Kansas immigration bureau is gathering names of eastern people by scores of thousands and sending them circulars filled with growing accounts about Kansas as a good state to come to. The Kansas real estate people are trying to get low rates for the people to reach that state, and presumably they also want the getting away rates made as high as possible. Tne competition of the newer states for eastern immigrants is very sharp, but Kansas keeps well at the front and makes great gams, for it is a wonderfully fertile country. Miss Anna II.

Shaw spoke at Atchison Tuesday night. She is a woman suffragist. In her address she said: 'That while men would not give women the right to vote, they made their national emblems all of female figures; the goddess of liberty, the goddess of justice, and soon. Even the eagle which emblazons the national coat of arms is the figure of a female eagle, although the men did not know it when they painted it. It is 'the American eagle he shrieks' no longer, but 'she A Wisconsin regiment carried "Old a bald eagle, all through the war, and he was brought back and placed in the state museum at Madison.

Verses were written about Oid and the men were very proud of the famous fowl, until one day he went to laying eggs, and lo and behold, 'Old Abe' was A Startling Announcement. Butler (at a fancy bail who has been told to announce people by the characters they represent to new arrivals) 'What Ladies 'Oil, no particular Butler (at the top of his voice) 'Two ladies of no character in Quite Right. Smith, Gray Co's. Weekly: Biggs: Old Mr. Dresser, the tailor, who has been in business for forty years, dropped dead the other dav while taking a customer's measure.

What do you think of such an ending a3 that to a man's Bog Fitting clothes, I should siy. A ery Prevalent Feel ing that They 'Were Altogether Too Previous. Some Kemarkable Scenes. The President Speaks. Washington, March 17.

The president lias issued the following notice: To whom it may concern: The lands known as the Cherokee Strip aie not open to settlement. The bill landing In congress and intended to provide a civ-'l government for the territory known as Oklahoma, does not provide lor opening the Cherokee Strip or outlet to settlement, and has not as yet received the vote Of the two houses of congress or the approval of the president. The entrance of settlers upon these lands is unlawful, and all persons are hereby warned against entering thereon. When these lands shall become open to settlement prompt public notice will be given of tiie fact, but in the meantime it is my duty to exclude all persons therefrom, and those who enter unlawfully will only involve themselves in unprofitable trouble, as they will be iin-media'cly removed. Signed Benjamin Hariuson, Executive Mansion.

March 13, lJi'O. The r.Iuv ''oats. Washington, March. 17. Adjutant General Ktlton has telegraphed General Merritt, at Fort Leavenworth, to use troops if recessary, and ith prudence as heretofore, to enforce the proclamation issued by the president relative to intruders upon the Cherokee Strip lands.

This order is sent by direction of the secretary of ar. The Crop of Fools. Arkansas Citt. March 17. On Friday and Saturday boomers appeared to spring from the ground.

No one realized, alng the entire line, how many were wa' ug to homestead. Not less than 40.000 people seemed to have been living iu wagons, on bicycles and bronchos, on foot-back and all ready to start at the drop ol nat. The scenes have been more remarkable than those which followed the official announcement of ihe oicning of Oklahoma. Actually the boomers were stampeded into the Strip much the same as the cattle were stampeded out of it. They went without any preconceived plan or method and plunged into the outlet without order or reason.

They misconstrued the passage of the Oklahoma bill into an act providing for the immediate opening of the country to settlement and eacli colony, alarmed lest it should not be the first on the ground to select choicest town sites and claims, rushed pell mell over the border regardless of consequences. Some fear was expressed by the cooler heads that this premature and ill-advised movement might be entirely useless; that the gov eminent would deprive them of their advantage and drive them out to the formal ojiening of the country and give all an equal chance at the public lands. This view of the ease was entertained, however, by only a small minority of the people and the great majority began settling down on their claims as if assured of their permanent residence. They seemed to Ix lieve now the invasion has been accomplished that President Harrison will allow them to remain and permit others to take up the unoccupied laud whenever they arrive on the ground. As showing the number of people who poured in it is stated that at Fonca a city of 3.000 inhabitants has sprung tip over night.

Here hastily improvised hotels, grocery and supply stores have already been constructed and are doing a thriving business. To there tiiere are constantly being added the settlers' shanty and the settlement already lias the appearance of a full fledged frontier town. The gambling fraternity is there in lull force. Three card monte, the heel of fortune, walnut shells with the illusive pea are being manipulated in the open street with the usual degree of success. Several disturbances have occurred over these gambling devices and many fights have taken place, but nothing serious has resulted.

Another of these mushroom towns of exotic growth has appeared at Willow Springs, just below Arkansas City. Though not so large as Fonca. there are fully a thousand j-oople there and the same bustling scenes of excitement are being enacted. Nyeeville also came into existence during the night. That city contains about SoO people, who went under he leadership of Major Xyce from Caldwell yesterday.

At Guthrie Saturday night a correspondent boarded the train in which the representatives of the Cherokee Strip CatUe company were returning from the Fort Worth "cattlemen's convention. E. M. Hew ins. president of the company, as among the number.

The first intimation they had of the invasion of tiieir leaesd lands was gained at Guthrie, where they were told the movement. They could not belie' it, but a few minutes later the camp ires surrounded by the invaders themsebo ere seen glowing in the darkness and confirmed the report. The cattlemen were greatly disturbed at the m-- vasion of tiieir lands and a meeting was held in the Pullman smoking room. Sir. Hewins presided and on motion appointed a committee to notify the secretary of the interior of the facts in the case and ask for troops to restore to them the possession of tiieir lands.

remarked President Hewins, 'I'm af raid all np with us. The boomers have got the Strip and good-bye Indiau The report that a company of cavalry under command of Captain Cavanaugh would arrive on tiie Strip Saturday afternoon caused some uneasiness, but as the hours rolled by without the troops in their appearance confidence was restored and a leeling of security prevailed. This, however, was short lived, for at 4 o'clock the news was given currency that tiie president had issued a proclamation ordering all settlers off of the Strip. In a few moments large numbers of men who had staked claims and returned for piovisions gathered together on street cornr-s and discussed the situation as dispassionately as possible. Some counseled a prompt compliance with the president's orders, but others insisted that the wise plan, would be to hold their claims until expelled by tiie troops and then as soon as the blue coats were out of sight to return and begin farming operations.

The advocates of the latter plan are evidently in the majority Th' old soldier element seems to be the most determined to retain tiieir prasp upon tiieir claims. They feel that the government owes it to them for services tendered and lii this view they have many backers and sympathizers. They say that the cattle-men are there without any authority cf law and they believe that poor home-seekers should be granted the same prlve-leges with the rich and powerful. Should Ihe soldiers attempt to remove them them will be no organized resistance but it is believed that it will take an army ri 3. K) men to keep theia from settling on the Strip.

Not Feeling Well. Gcthkie. March 17. Great excitement about the opening of the Strip here existed all (lay Saturday. A message was received from Congressman Peters, which was posted on the board, plating hat parties who went there would be put ceived here with general approval by an except the settlers, who are greatly disappointed.

The laugh is on the sooners. Many settlers went into the territory Friday and began making improvements. There is no military force in this vicinity but it is reported that troops are enroute from Fort Supply and will arrive here tomorrow, and boomers are continually arriving, some on tiieir way to and some from the Strip. The Siberian Ontrages. London, March 17.

The attention of Mr. S-rgisiis Siephinak, the Russian Liberal, was called to the tact that some had expressed doubt as to the autheucify and trustworthiness of the recently published accounts of outrages to wheh political prisoners in Siberia had been subjected. Mr. Mephinak said that the main fea- tures of these accounts were fully corroborated by such portions of the official report compiled by the Russian government as had been given the public. 'It is almost impossible to exaggerate the sull'cri of political prisoners in he said.

He expressed the conviction that the agitation in America on behalf of reforming the treatment of DO- litical prisoners in S.bcria can not faii to i have its influence with the Hussiau otiiei-i ais from the czar down. He feels con fident that it will result in mitigating the severity of treatment which is now enforced against political exiles. Xot Low Enough. Lincoln, March 17. Governor Tinn er has addressed a second letter to the railway managers on the corn rate question.

He reviewed the history of the agitation and declared that tiie speculators and dealers in futures have absorbed the 10 per cent reduction granted and the farmers have had no benefit there-; from. He makes another demand for a 10 per cent rate per 100 from Nebraska points to Chicago and after contrasting i the prosperous condition of the railway 1 with that of the poverty-stricken farmer lie declares that the people of Nebraska don't want to fight the railways. He says: 'But I again warn you against dls astrous consequences to the rcMds, If their just demands are refused, and I say this not by way of a threat, but as a friendly warning. The Secretary's Scheme. TorEKA, March 17.

Secretary Mohler, of the state board of agriculture, is send" ing out blanks to the correspondents of the department in every county in Kansas upon which to make crop and live stock returns for the quarter ending March 31, lb'0. Among other statistics, which the next quarterly report will contain, will be tne average cost of raising a bushel of wheat and a like quantity of other grain, and the average cost of producing a steer 3 years old. This data, the secretary feels confident, will be of great importance to fanners throughout the and will be of practical assistance to them in fixing the price of farm products. Filling the Vacancy. Washington, March 17.

The president lias appointed ex-Senator Cameron, of Wisconsin, a member of the commision to negotiate for the concession to the United States of the Cherokee and other Indian lands in the Indian territory, vica General Lucius Fairchild. resigned. Thil appointment fills the only vacancy in the commission. The members of the commission will arrive in Washington within a few days to receive instructions frons the secretary of the interior, after nr'uica negotiations with the Cherokees wiil be immediately resumed. Is He Forger? Fkeponia, March 17.

Sheriff Mannen has returned to this city to-day from Arkansas City, having in charge W. O. Barnes, a prominent local politician, ex-justice of the peace and loan agent of I-afontaine, this county. Barnes is charged wiih forging two names to a $100 note. The forgery was first discovered upon being handled at the Wilson county bank here, and it is understood that he admits making one of the signatures.

His Sonl Ones Marching On. Kansas City, March 17. A special from Fort Scott says: Judge Mc-Conius. who signed the warrant for the execution of John Brown, died here today, aged 74 years. He was lieutenant governor of Virginia at the time John Brown was hanged and the signing of the warrant devolved upon Uira in absence of Governor Wise.

More Chin-Chin. Kansas Citt, March 17. Interstate Commerce Commissioners Morrison and Vesey will be here the latter part of this week" for the purpose of taking evidence in the matter of the proposed reduction of rates on corn shipped from Kansas and Nebraska to the east. Arbor Day. TorEKA, March 17.

Gov. Humphrey has issued a proclamation setting opart Thursday. April 10. Arbor day. A Trifle at the Seance.

Dora No, Alfred, I'm not superstitions; but I don't care to sit down with thirteen at the dinner-table. Alfred Well. I'm superstitious; but I wouldn't mind that. Dora Mercy! why not? Alfred Because if I sat down with thirteen at a table there would be fourteen all told. The Latest McGinty Joke.

Jones So MeGinty's dead. Baker Yes. Lid you hear what be left his wife? Jones No. What did he leave her? Baker A widow. Strange.

The backbone of confistency 1 bi frolic iMUey break; A thief moat unr-opulnr. Ami yet. he always taken. AVanteti Villa Out. Lewiston (Me.) Journal: Dr.

Small, a skillful physician, lived on Jay hill many years ago. The doctor as ferried over the river one doy by a man who declined to take any compensation for his services. The doctor tendered payment and urged its acceptance, but the man ould not receive it. 'Let it go, said he, 'I shall want you to do as much for me some time; perhaps I shall have a tooth 'Sit right down and have it out said the precise old doctor, 'j don't want any such bills were moved away and the reservation turned over to the control of the interior department. In a report by the secretary of the interior it is stated that there are forty buildings upon the reservation valued at 10,000.

The legislature of the state of Kansas, at iu session of 1SS9, memorialized congress to grant this reservation to the state to be used as a soldiers' home, in accordance with a plan outlined, which provides for the erection of small cottage residence, each of which will be set apart with two and a half acres of ground for the use of a destitute old soldier and his family. Uy furnishing such a home many old soldiers now destitute, or nearly so, will be able to assist or entirely support themselves, while the state will provide for all who find homes there. An appropriation of $10,000 was made by the legislature of the state to use iu a preliminary way iu carrying out the intentions of the state if such grant should be made. The secretary of the interior approves the plan proposed and the bill as reported wiil probably be passed. Through the House.

Washington, March 13. The vote in the house on the final passage of the Oklahoma bill was 160 to 25. An amend-mend was added providing that section 21,319 revised statutes (prohibiting the introduction of intoxicating liquors in the Indian territory) shall be in lorce in Oklahoma until af ter the adjournment of the first session of the legislative assembly. The bill contains provisions which, in substance, fix the boundaries of the new territory so as to include the Cherokee Strip, with a provision that no lands which the Indians occupy under the law, shall be included without their consent, except for judicial purposes. They extend over the new territory, the constitution and laws of the United States and the code of Nebraska without interference with the local Indian governments, acting under their treaty rights.

Seven counties are established. The count" seats are to be at Guthrie, Oklahoma City. Norman, Lisbon or Kingfisher, Beaver, Stillwater and one more to be fixed by the secretary of the interior. The Cherokee outlet is declared to be public land and open to settlement mulct the homestead laws and bona lide settlers. and occupants are given a preierence right.

The sections after No, 24 are devoted to the establishment of a judicial system in the Inchan territory, which is to "be divided into three districts and courts are to be held at Muskogee and Vinita, Atoka and Ardmore, and Purcell. Will Not Accept. Minneapolis, March 13. Kev. Dr.

Charles F. Thwing, pastor of the Plymouth Congregational church, has returned from Kansas, where he went to look over the state university on the proffer of the chancellorship. He has decided not to accept the oiler. His name is prominently mentioned for the presidency of Oberiin, college, but he insists that no off er of the position has been made. In the Toils.

Russell, March 13. W. Z. Smith, of Ellsworth, and M. E.

Colleman, of Dorrance, respectively president and cashier of the bank of Dorrance, which failed a short time ago, were arrested here yesterday, charged with having received deposits when they knew the bank was in an insolvent condition. Their preliminary examination will take place Tuesday next. Kansas Methodists. E.MroniA, March 15. The south Kansas M.

E. conference is in session in this city. Bishop Foss, of Philadelphia, presides. The attendance of ministers and laymen is large Including many clergymen of national reputation. The conference district embraces about one hundred ministers and twenty thousand members.

Cattlemen Consult. Fort Worth, March 13. The resolutions adopted by the Inter-State Cattlemen's convention favor national inspection and call upon the governors of the states and territories interested to lay the matter before their respective bodies and request them to enact laws to insure a more healthy condition of this important industry. The Second Thought. Leavenworth, March 13.

-h-op Fink, of this diocese, has revoked pt late pronuneianiento against the rimers' Alliance. Time Is Money. 'Time is the sages said in the good old times. And it send a modern echo when we punish petty crimes. When tiie judge pronounces sentence this is ths well-worn phrase: 'The decision ol the court is $10 or ten How to Catch Fish.

'Boy, how much do you want for that string of asked an amateur fisher-man on his way home from a day's sport. The boy named his price. All right; there's jonr money. Now just throw the and he dexterously caught tliera. 'Talk about catching he as be pursued his way.

lis Was Apprehensive. 'How would yon likt to be a pag In congress, said a traveling man his son. 'Not very well, was tiie reply. 'Why nol?" 'Because congress might take a notion to turn over a new leaf, and there's no telling where it would leave No Canse for Apology, Performer (rising from the pVuio amid an animated conversation, iiv.iically)- 'I hope, ladies, I did not distni't) your' One of them (placidly) 'Oh, no, Mr. Octave, not me, at least, I like t6 have people play while I.

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