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VOL. 21. NO. 28,
PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1901.
S1.00 PER YEAR.
THE LINEJPFOR LAND
Thousands Rash to Register for Claim3 ia
SLEEP IN STREETS TO BE 0 HAND
Not Cntil July 9 Will Knrly Comers Know
Their Lack Lattery Deal Spoils Plc
tareUoiirs Excitement is When I ll
terlopers Try to Push In.
EL RENO, O. T., July 11. The total
registration of homesteaders at El
Reno yesterday was 4,018, 193 being
women. Commissioner Richardson es
tablished a separr' egistration booth
for women. Mi. hardson says he
can register 8,000 v .lly from now on
or a; soon as orrir.iz..uion of his
fore,? is perfected.
EL. REXO, O. T., July 11. Follow
ing out the proclamation of President
JMcKinley opening up to settlement
hy whites the 1,300 farms in the Kiowa-Comanche
country, the first regis
tration of homeseekers was made here
and at Lawton at 9 o'clock this morn
ing. Hundreds were still lined before
the various registration boards when
darkness rame tonight and tomorrow
and next day the registration will
-continue until all who come have been
given an opportunity to file their
names. The drawing by lottery will
begin July 29 and until then none of
the 30.000 applicants will know wheth
er or not he has been lucky enough
to receive a homestead.
The lottery scheme robbed the open
ing of the picturesque run and the
exciting times incident to the great
opening of the Cheiokee strip ten
years ago. Compared with that event
the affair today was tame in the ex
treme. Although there aie perhaps
20,000 people in town .practicallj no
disorder prevailed. As a rule the
homeseekers were well provided with
money and pro visions and aside from
the tong wait in the sua before the
registration booths, no serious incon
venience has been experienced.
Last night hundreds of people slept
in the stieetj? and alleys to maintain
their places in lines which began
forming yesteiday at the six regis
tration booths in El Reno. Many had
waited on the border of the new coun
try for two years or more and the
last night of their long vigil was the
most trying they haci experienced. The
line was male up of the halt, the
lame and the brawny frontiersman,
sprawled out in the dust. The crowd
before each booth elected a captain
and each man and woman in line was
given a number which they pinned
conspicuously to their clothes. A
company member was permitted oc
casionally to absent himself from line
for a short breathing spell and inva
riably his place was protected by his
As the hour of 9 o'clock neared in
terlopers tried to push in and break
the numerical order of the line or
ganization. This instantly raised bad
blood 7and when word was passed
down the line a little later that the
booth officials would not recognize the
line organization, but would register
the first person to present themselves
there were threats of violence and ri
oting seemed likely. Trouble was pre
vented by the early announcement
that the line organization would be
respecteil by the government officials.
Cheers and waving of hats greeted
the word and from this time forth no
sign of trouble was apparent. Ap
plicants were admitted to the bootas
four at a time and the filing proceed
ed rapidly all day long.
During the day the heat became in
tense, but no serious suffering was
reported. The numerous women in
line were treated gallantly by the men.
who shaded them from the sun with
c-mbrellas and furnished drinks from
the lemonade venders who plied ineir
The second place of registration
named in the proclamation was at
Lawton twenty-five miles overland,
where similar scenes to those enacted
in El Reno were witnessed.
OPENING 0T TO BE DEFERRED.
Secretary llitchrork Telegraphs There
nn He No Postponement.
WASHINGTON. July 11. The
complaints from land offices in Okla
homa other than El Reno and Lawton
that they should be allowed to make
registrations from the opening of the
reservations are regarded officially as
not well founded. The matter was
taken up some weeks ago and Delegate
Flynn at the time unsuccessfully en
deavored to have the other Oklahoma
It is claimed here that the reports
of the number of cattle on the land
to be opened has been exaggerated
and that there are in fact on the
Wichita reservation only 73,000 head.
The opening of certain lands on Au
gust C,. which stockmen are seeking to
have postponed, is mandatorj . "A
large part of the 72,000 head on the
Wichlta.'lands, it is claimed, can bo
Ishlped ttv -iarket "by the allotted 'time
and the rest moved down to the Ki
owa grazing-lands, which will not be
iuftv.ru vjfvw - " .
NEBRASKA CROP CONDITIONS.
Yield or Wheat Good In Quantity and
Quality Corn Grows Well.
United States Department of Agri
culture, Nebraska Section, Climate and
Crop Service of the Weather Bureau
Weekly Crop Bulletin University of
Nebraska, Lincoln. July 10. General
The past week has been hot, with
heavy showers in eastern counties.
The daily mean temperature has av
eraged 5 degrees abovo normal. The
maximum temperatures for the week
generally exceed 100 degrees in
southern counties and were but little
below 100 degrees in the northern.
The rainfall of the past week has
been heavy in southeastern counties,
varying from one to nearly six inch
es; In the northern and western coun
ties it has generally been less than
half an inch.
Winter wheat harvest is nearly
completed and threshing has com
menced In southern counties; the yield
is good in both quantity and qual
ity. Spring wheat and oats have
been considerably damaged by chinch
bugs and dry weather in central and
southwestern counties, and in many
fields these crops will be about a fail
ure. In some places chinch bugs are
leaving the wheat fields and attacking
the corn. Corn has been damaged
Blightly in a few southwestern coun
ties by the hot weather of the past
week; generally, however, corn has
grown well and in a large part of the
state has grown very rapidly. Corn
is small for this time of year.
G. A. LOVELAND,
Section Director, Lincoln. Neb.
RUSH IN REVENUE Of f ICE.
Demand for Refund of War Stamps
Makes Business Brisk.
OMAHA. Neb., July 10. The de
mand for the refund of money used
in the purchase of stamps under the
war revenue law which are not re
quired under the amendments to that
law which went Into effect July 1, is
keeping the office force of the Inter
nal revenue collector busy.
It Is estimated that in this dis
trict there are $30,000 in stamps sub
ject to redemption, but these stamps
are so scattered that the redeeming
of them is a slow process. Applica
tions for refunds come from people
holding hundreds of dollars In stamps
and from those whose total refund will
not exceed 25 cents and the work re
quired In each caee is the same.
It is believed that the revenues of
the government will be swelled to a
marked extent over estimates by the
failure of many persons to have their
money refunded, as in many cases
the time necessary to prepare the nec
?ssary papers is of greater value
than the stamps to be redeemed. The
redemption of these stamps coming at
the beginning of the fiscal year when
the force is busy preparing the reports
for the year just closed, together with
the fact that several new clerks are be
ing Instructed in the duties of the of
fice, consequent upon the change In
the head of the Omaha office, keeps
the force at work overtime.
"SOONER" READY TO MAKE RUN.
Disrecard Fart that Reserves Will Be
Open.d lit lottery.
EL RENO, I. T., July 10. Judge
Kilpatrick. special alloting agent 'of
the Klowa-Commanche reservation,
said that Caddo county is full of
"sooners" and that trouble is likely
to occur, notwithstanding the county
is to be opened by lottery and not by
run. Two troops of cavalry, one each
for Fort Reno and Fort Sill, have
been ordered to the posts and are ex
pected to arrive at their destination
on Wednesday. Lew Hornbeck, of
Minco Newstral, has a small follow
ing here who declare they intend to
locate now regardless of the presi
dent's proclamation naming certain
days upon which the land is to be
allotted by drawing. Already some of
Hornbeck's followers have entered
the forbiflden country.
Generally speaking, the proclama
tion is satisfactory, but quite a num
ber of homesteaders express dissatis
faction over the clause governing the
drawing. They say that endless con
fusion must result in selecting land
after homesteaders have secured the
Fonr V-rolea Granted.
DES MOINES. Ia., July 10. Gover
nor Shaw has granted paroles as fol
lows: Arthur Moer, from Marshall
county, convicted of burglary; Harvey
Owens, Davis county, convicted of lar
ceny; William Voshall, Iowa county,
larceny, and James O'Brien, Bremer
county, assault on a woman.
Jessie Morrison In Prison.
ELDORADO, Kan., July 10. Jessie
Morrison was taken to the peniten
tiary at Lansing to begin her five
years' sentence for the murder of
Mrs. Clara Wiley Castle. There were
several hundred people at the rail
way station, to take -a farewell look
at' the prisoner. Half of the crowd
consisted of women. Despite the ef
forts of therainmen, a large number
of men and women crowded Into the
train to stare at Mis Morrison.
J II 1
Offers to Eeturn to Old Tariff Status
With the United States.
A CHANGE IN SUGAR DIEfERENTIAL
In Return Would Give l'p Unties Levied
on American Good Secretary Gaga
Declines The Question Is Now With
WASHINGTON. July 10 Another
important exchange has occurred be
tween the Russian government and
the United States relative to the tar
iff. The Russian minister of finance
M. De Witte, has proposed that Rus
sia will vacate all the additional du
ties levied on American goods since
j the imposition of the suar differen
tial if the United States will vacate
its action on the sugar differential.
To this Secretary Gage has replied
that the offer of the Russian govern
ment cannot be accepted, as the ques
tion of the sugar differential is now
in the bands of the court, thus pre
cluding action by the executive branch
These exchanges, although made nom
inally by the minister of finance and
Secretary Gage, have gone through
the medium of the Russian foreign of
flee and the State department.
The proposition of the Russian min
ister of finance was the direct result
of Secretary Hay's note of about two
weeks ago. In that note Mr. Hay point
ed out that the action taken as to pe
troleum was not new, nor was it
meant to have any connection with the
previous 'action cf the government on
sugar. This appears to have recon
ciled the Russian officials in their
view that the petroleum order was
only another step la the policy previ
ously taken respecting sugar. Accord
ingly, M. De Witte's response wa3
communicated to Washington, Count
Lamsdorf forwarding it to M. DeWol
lant, the Russian charge here. It is
not long, but it is quite to the point.
It makes no further reference to the
petroleum order. The chief attention
Is given to sugar and the specific of
fer is made to vacate Immedi
ately the increased duties which
Russia has levied, if the United States
will vacate its action on sugar. This
would amount to re-establishing the
status quo which existed before the
United States took its initial action
relative to Russia.
The Russian proposition was duly
communicated to Secretary Gage, who
has responded promptly that as the
sugar question is now before the
courts, it is not possible for him to
avail himself of the Russian sugges
tions. Thus the matter stands.
NOT A MAN RETURNS TO WORK.
Men on the Reading Road Reject the
Offer of the Manecment.
READING, July 10. Not a single
Philadelphia & Reading striking em
ploye in this city returned to work
today. The men have apparently re
jected the latest proposition of acting
It is said that at the Sunday morn
ing conference between Mr. Welsh,
Vice President Voorhees and the
strikers' representatives the railroad
officials would give no assurance as
to the basis of increase which the men
might look for, thus leaving the men
in a state of uncertainty.
"That connot be considered at this
time," said Mr. Welsh firmly.
The situation at the Reading shops
In this city continues the same.
The freight handlers are still out,
but the places of mr.ny of the men
have been filled. The clerks at the
freight depot asked for an advance,
but received no reply to the request.
The salaries range from $20 to $25 per
month, the latter being for the chiefs.
The men work from ten to fifteen
hours a day, without extra for over
time. TJ INCREASE fORT fACILITIES.
Root Coining West to Learn Just What
WASHINGTON, J. C. July 10. Sec
retary Root expects to leave this week
for a somewhat extended visit to the
west, where he will inspect a number
of military posts, especially those ol
Fort Leavenworth. Kan., Fort Riley,
Kan., and Jefferson Barracks, Mo.,
where extensive improvements are to
The government contemplates ex
pending in the neighborhood of a
million dollars in the erection of suit
able barracks and other facilities for
the accommodation of a large number
of soldiers at those places.
Brooms Are tn Cost More.
CHICAGO, July 10. Brooms were
advanced 23 cents a dozen in price
today by the Central Broom and Brush
Manufacturers association. The high
er price takes effect at once and an
other advance of a similar amount
vr be made on August 1. The retailer
is expected to add at leas' nt3 tc
the price of every brooiir he sells.
The scarcity of broom corn and the
increased price of the product are the
reasons assigned for the advance.
EUROPEAN CROP PROSPECTS.
Mark Las Express Find English liar
LONDON, July 9 The Mark Lane
3xpress, in its weekly crop review,
jays :t is doubtful if the tecent rains
will effect great "transformation
scenes" in the wheat crop of England
It thinks the yield may reach an
average of 284 bushels per acre.
The Express considers that the en
hanced price and big weekly market
in Paris furnishes evidence that the
French farmers consider the govern
ment estimate being quite 10 per cent
too high. The agricultural press puts
the yield at 35,000,000 quarters. 4,000
300 quarters below the government
Spain is reaping a magnificent har
vest, estimated at 12,500.000 quarters
The Italian harvest promises to reach
the full average and the Roumanian
harvest is estimated at 9,000,000 quar
ters, leaving 3,000,000 available for
The spring wheat in Russia is less
promising. In several provinces the
winter wheat crop, however. Is
splendid, according to the moderate
standard prevailing. Their rye will
make an excellent harvest. The other
lutumn-sown crops are all above th.
lverage, but the spring barley and
)ats are below par.
PIAN TO SETTEE BIG STRIKE.
4teel Combine and Labor Organizations
NEW YORK, July 9. The World
says: A plan has been agreed upon.
which will settle the great steel strike
within the next five days. As matters
stand all that remains to be done U
to hold a final meeting to formall-
ratify the plan and announce th
terms. The program now is to holu
hat meeting and make that announce
ment on Wednesday or Thursday of
this week in New York or Pittsburg.
The main point3 at issue have been
settled and there will be no gre.it
steel strike such as was contemplates
a week ago. It may be stated that
this early settlement is the direct re
sut of J. P. Morgan's efforts. If the
onference which is to formally end
the strike is held here, it will be at
the office of Mr. Morgan; if in Pitts
burg ai. the office of tue American
fin Plate company. Representative
jf the general board of he United
States Steel company, all the sub-
sidavy companies whose interests ar
effected, as well as the leaders of the
various labor bodies in tie Amalga
mated association w.re notified on
Saturday night of the coming confer
ence and were invited to send repre
sentatives. THESE CANNOT GET LANDS.
rev-sons Disqualified from Making; Home.
stead Rntry in Oklahoma.
WASHINGTON. July 9. Ccmm.s-
fioner Hermann of the general laad of-
f ce has Issued a general order specify
ing the persons who are disqualified
from making homestead entry in the
Wichita and Kiowa, Comanche and
Apache ceded lan(!s. Those disquali
fied are as follows:
Any person who has on existing
homestead entry, or after June 6, 1900.
abandoned or relinquished such entry;
i married woman, unless deserted or
abandoned by her husband; those not
citizens or who have not declared such
intention; anyone under 21 years old
rot the head f a family, unless he
served in the army or navy fourteen
cr more days in actual war; proprie
tors of over 160 acres of land any
where; anyone who has perfected title
to a homestead of 160 acres by proof
of residence and cultivation of five
years or under section 2. act of June
13, 1880; anyone whose title acquired
and now being acquired by him under
the public land laws, in pursuance of
entries made since August 30, 1S90,
with the tract now sought to be enter
ed, will make an aggregate of over 120
acres of non-mineral land.
Creek Indians Celebrate.
MUSKOGEE. I. T., July 9 Thi
proclamation of President McKlnley,
putting the Creek treaty into effect.
was received here by Chief Porter anl
a great demonstration is being made
The treaty provides that Indians may
sell their land3 to white people, and
also gives title to town lots. The
Creeks have 5,000,003 acres of fertile
land, and a great rush of white set
telrs is expected. The Creek nation
contains the late big oil find at Red
Fork. The Muskogee town site com
mission was re-established and work
resumed in accordance with the
Congress Talks Too I-ont.
WASHINGTON. July 9. The navy
department has been advised that the
Cramps of Philadelphia have a claim
ol $264,000 against the government for
delay incident to furnishing armor for
the battleship Alabama. The delay was
caused by the controversy In congress
as to the quality of armor. Other
claims will be made for delay in fur
nishing armor to other ships. There
was delay pn the armor of the llll-
cols and Wisconsin,
HIS TRAGICAL ENDING
Ambassador White's Only Son Kills Him
self at Syracuse, N. Y.
IS DRIVEN TO IT BY ILL HEALTH
Repeated Returns of Nervous Troables
Occasioned by Ancient Attack of Ty
phoid Fever Make Death Seem Prefer
able tirtat Sorrow Shown.
SYRACUSE, N. Y. July 9. Freder.
Ick D. White, son cf Andrew D
White. United States ambassador to
Germany, committed suicide at 5:30
this evening at his home in this city.
Prolonged ill-health and a persistent
and exhausting nervous disease is
given as the only possible explana
tlon of his tct.
Mr. White had appeared to be la
usual health during the day and had
attended to matters of busiuess in the
management of the White estate. He
was alone in the house with the ser
vants during part of the afternoon
Mrs. White returned shortly after 5
o'clock and found Mr. White dead in
the bathroom. A bullet from a rifle
had passed through his brain anl
death had been instantaneous. No
one had heard the shot.
Some eighteen years ago on com
pleting his course at Columbia col
lege, Mr. White had a severe attack
of typhiod fever, from which he never
recovered. Stomach and intestina!
troubles resulted. Later Ms nervous
system became weakened and within
a few years ueurasthmia developed
About a year ago he suffered a severe
attack of the complaint. During tho
recent hot spell another attack of the
disease came on, leaving him in a
state of acute nervousness.
Mr. White had been about town
during the forenoon and appeared
bright and hopeful and it is believed
he did not premediate suicide. From
the appearance of the body when
found it is supposed that he placed
the barrel of the rifle in his mouth
and discharged it with his foot.
Coroner Matthews made, an exam
jnation of the body and it was at first
given out that death was due to cere
The announcement of Mr. White's
death was received with great sor
row in this city, where he occupied
a prominent position in social circles.
A cablegram announcing his death
was sent to Ambassador White at
Berlin. As yet no arrangements for
the funeral have been mae.
Frederick D. White was the only
son of Ambassador White. He was
born in Ann Arbor. Mich., December
13. 1839. He was educated at Cornell
university and also in the University
of Berlin. Prussia. He also studied in
Columbia law college, New York, from
18S2 to 1881.
In the latter year he was admitted
to the bar at Binghampton. N. Y., and
afterwards practiced his profession in
thi3 city. Much of his time in later
years has been devod to the man
agement of the property owned by
himself and his father.
COMPTROLLER REEUNDS DUTY.
Recent Derision of the Supreme Conrt
Returns a Lures Sum.
WASHINGTON, July 9. Mr. Trace
well, the comptroller of the treasury.
has decided that the secretary of the
treasury has authority under the law
to refund to Lascelles & Co. of Nev-
York the duties paid by them on suga
imported from Porto Rico between the
tfate the treaty of Paris took effect and
the approval of the Foraker act. The
duties so paid amounted to over $470.-
000. This decision is based upon the
recent insular decisions of the supreme
court. Other claims are on file for re
funds amounting to about $1,500,000.
Olscier Bay a Mass of lee.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash.. July 9
The excursion steamer Queen has ar
rived from the north. Her officers re
port Glacier bay one mass of Ice and
that no nearer than fourteen miles of
Muir glacier can be reached, an ice
jam from thirty to forty feet high ex
tending clear across the bay. The ice
floes in the channels are greater than
ever known before.
Councillor Bodel "rinched."
LEIPSIC. July 9. Town Councillbr
Bodel. president of the board of su
pervisors of the Leipsiger bank, and
who was absent In the United States
when the bank failed, arrived here
from New York. He was at once ar
rested by the public prosecutor.
Philippine Tariff Approved.
WASHINGTON. D. C, July 9. The
new Philippine customs tariff, upon
which the insular division of the w?r
department has been working for
some time past, has been completed
and approved, but will not be promul
gated until copies can reach Manila.
Meanwhile it will be translated into
Spanish, and be printed both In Eng-
lish and Spanish. The new tariff will
be issued as an amendment or modi-
TO CRAND DAIRY GOODS.
Uncle Sans Will Inspect Rotter and Slaa
liar Products for Kxport.
WASHINGTON, July 8. The agri
cultural appropriation act for the cur
dent fiscal year authorizes the secre
tary of agriculture in his discretion to
apply the law for the inspection and
branding of live cattle and products to
dairy products intended for exporta
tion, the purpose being to enable Amer
ican exporters of dairy products to give
foreign buyers the assurance of cer
tification by the government of the
United States of the purity, quality and
grade of dairy products.
Secretary Wilson has decided to ex
ercise the authority conferred on him
by establishing in the customs distric ts
of Boston, New York, Chicago and San
Francisco a system of inspection of
dairy products and have experts in
those departments gather information
by means of which regulations may be
A beginning will be made in a small
way, with a view of bringing about a
practical and honest system by which
all parties may be properly protected.
It is stated at the department that It i
probable that at an early date the
owners or shippers of products for ex
port may, upon application, have th J
goods marked and certified as to pur
ity and quality, provided they are
above the minimum grade.
ELECTORAL LAW FOR CUBA.
Constitutional Convention Considers It
Idle to Draft Ideas.
HAVANA, July 8. The Cuban con
stitutional convention has not arrived
at an understanding regarding the elec
toral law. Several meetings were field
last week, but little interest was man
ifested in the proceedings, many o;
the delegates being absent. The con
servatives are hopeless with respect
to the rescinding of the universal suf
frage clause and are endeavoring to
secure a plural vote for property hold
ers and for professional and business
men. In this they are strongly op
posed by the radicals.
An objection has recently been
raised against drawing up the elec
toral law until the United States gov
ernment has approved the constitu
tion, the argument being that it woul !
be useless to draft laws based on the
constitution if Washington Is going to
make changes in this instrument.
ATTENDANCE STILL TOO SMALL.
Unless It Increases Buffalo Eaposiiiou
Will Not Pay.
BUFFAIX), I. Y., July 8. The total
attendance to date at the Pan-Ameri
can exposition is 1,719,768 The ex
position attendance began on May 20,
but at that time many features were
incomplete and the people remained
away. The average daily attendance
for June, including five Sundays, was
over 31,000. The excessively hot
weather during the last two weeks
has had a deterrent influence on the
attendance, notwithstanding Buffalo is
rated as "the coolest city" by several
degrees on account of the breezes from
Lake Erie. It is believed that July
and August will easily bring the total
to above 5.000,000, and It will remain
for September and October to brlns
the remainder of 10,000,000, at which
the status of guesses is set.
BOERS ACCUSED Of ATROCITY.
Said ro Have Put Wounded to Death in
LONDON. July 8. The Daily Mail
gives sensational prominence to mail
advices from Viakfontein, which at
tribute to the Boers Inhuman atroci
ties that the censor would not allow
to be described by cable.
"A couple of Boers," says the
Daily Mail's correspondent, "who were
armed with Martinis, walked around
among the dead and dying. Some they
turned over to see If they were dead.
If it were otherwise then one or the
other of the Boers shot them as you
would an ox. I saw four killed in this
way. One youngster pleadfd for his
life. I heard him say: "'O, Christ,
don't,' and then bang went the rifle."
Indians Will Try to Stop It.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., July 8. A spe
cial to the Times from Oklahoma City,
O. T., says:
An Injunction suit will be brought
before Judge Irwin at El Reno in a
few days for an order restraining the
register of the land office here, the re
ceiver, the surveyors and all other
persons from proceeding with the
opening of the lands of the Kiowa, Co
manche and Apache Indians according
to the proclamation of the president
and the act of congress under which
No riirnd In Rio .Janeiro.
RIO JANEIRO, July 8 There Is no
foundation for the rumor circulated
in the United States that a bubonic
plague scare exists In this city. Four
cases of the disease have been report
ed, but all were brought from Oporto.
'' Oenrre K. Keonnn In Rnitsla.
ST. PETERSBURG, July S. George
K. Kennan, the well known traveler
and writer, has arrived In St. Peters
burg, after a short stay in Finland J
N TO SE
President McKinley Proclaims Date c(
the Oklahoma Bush.
SIXTH Of AUGUST WILL BE THE DAY
arsimrsiion or rtppnro. w "
Tenth of Jnly Sixteen Days for rillnc
of the Names Kacb Appllcaas HUI
Has an Equal Show.
WASHINGTON, July 8 The proc
lamation of President McKlnley, open
ing to settlement the lands ceded by
Indians in the territory of Oklahoma,
was given to the public yesterday. The
proclamation covers the cession
made by the Wichitas and affiliated
bands cf Indians In accordance witl
tle act of March 2, 189S, and tho
made by the Comanche, Kiowa and
Apache tribes In pursuance of the act
of June 6. 1900.
The proclamation provides for th
opening of the lands In these reserva
tions which arc not reserved at 9
o'clock a. m., on the 6th of August,
next, the lands to be open to settle
ment under the homestead and town
site laws of the United States.
The proclamation says that begin
ning on the 10th Inst, and ending on
the 2Cth those who wish to make en
try of land under the homestead law
shall be registered. The registration
will take place at the land offices at
I Reno and Lawton. The registration at
each office will be for both land dis
tricts. To obtain registration the applicant
will bo required to 6how himself duly
qualified to make homestead entry of
these lands under existing laws arid
to give the registering officer such
appropriate matters of description and
Identity as will protect the ipplicant
and the government against any at
Registration connot be effected
through the uEe of the mails or th
employment of an agent, excepting
that honorably discharged soldiers anil
sailors may present their applications
through an agent, no agent being al
lowed to represent more than one .
soldier. No person will be allowed To
register more than once. Aftr being
registered the applicant will be given
certificates, allowing them to go upon
the ceded lands and examine them in
order to aid them in making an in
It Is explicitly stated that "no on1?,
will be permitted to make settlement
upon any of the lands in advance or
the opening provided for, and the
statement is added tnat "during lh9
first sixty days following said opening
no one but registered applicants will
be permitted to make homestead set
tlement upon any of said lands, and
then only in pursuance of a homestead
entry duly allowed by the local land
officers or of a soldier's declaratory
statement duly accepted by such of
ficers." The order of the application Is tn
be determined by drawing, the phm
tur " lilt II is tuiijr urnjiu u.
OLD FETTERMAN CANAL.
Cbeyenne Capitalists Propose to Repair
and Kztend Ditch.
DOUGLAS, Wyo., July 8. Governor
De Forest Richards and Dr. J. M. Wil
son, who are interested in having the
old Fetterinan canal placed In opera
tion, paid a visit to the canal. After
making a careful investigation they
say they believe $10,000 will make the
needed extension and repairs and plac
the canal in working order.
Upwards of 5,000 acres of fertile
land lie under the canal, and it is pro
posed to 6eed the tract to alfalfa and
feed the Iambs raised In thli section.
It ia estimated that a profitable feed
ing business can be established and
steps will be taken at once looking to
the completion of the canal. Local
capital is back of the proposition.
JAMES E. YE AT MAN DEAD.
Bt. I.ouls philanthropist Breathe Ills
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 8. James K.
Yeatman, the well known philanthro
pist and one of the most respected cit
izens of St. Louis, died yesterday, aged
81. from the effects of uraemia, for.
which he was operated on nearly two
James E. Yeatman was born Auug;-t
27, 1818, In Belford county, Tenn.. am'
came to this city In 1842. For several
years he was In the Iron business, but
In 1830 entered the commission busi
ness. That same year he founded the
Merchants bank, which afterwards be
came the Merchants National bank.
Coal Transporters Combine.
PHILADELPHIA, July - 8. Tho
North American today will publish n
story to the effect that ;the entire
coal transportation cast cj the Mis
sissippi river will be divided amon--;
the railroads controlled by' the Penn-;
sylvania, the i Vanderbilts nd the
Morgan Interests. The Pennsylvania
and the' Vanderbilt lipes will carry all
the coal produced in the bituminoui
regions, while the Morgan roa!s will
control the entire anthracite outr-tit.'
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