The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, April 04, 1889, Image 2

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W. . PATTKKKON, Editor.
Far Hm BansM tl Ex-Sotiisn.
House bill No. 143, as passed by ths
Mate and house, is as follows:
Section 1. That the county board of
the several counties of this state are
hereby authorized to levy in addition to
' the taxes now levied by law, a tax not
exceeding three-tenths of one mill upon
tho taxable property of their respective
counties, to be levied and collected as
bow provided by law for the assessment
and collection of taxes, for the purpose
of oreatins a fund for the relief and for
funeral expenses of honorably dis
charged indigent union soldiers, sailors
and marines, and the indigent wives,
widows and minor children not over 14
years of age in the case of boys, and not
over 16 years of age in the case of girls,
of such indigent or deceased union sol
diers, sailors and marines having a legal
residence in said county to be dispersed
as hereafter provided.
Sec 2. The county ' board in each
county in this state shall on second
Tuesday in January, 1890, appoint three
persons who are residents of snch coun
ty, at least two of whom shall be honor
ably discharged nnion soldiers, one to
serve two years, and one to serve one
year from date of appointment, and each
year thereafter one person to serve three
years, such persons so appointed, when
orgauized by the selection of one of
their number as chairman, and one as
secretary, shall be designated and
known as "The Soldiers' Belief Com
mission." The members of said com
mission shall qualify by taking the nsual
oath of office and shall each give bonds
in the sum of $500 for the faithful per
formance of their duties. In the event
of a vacancy in said commission, occur
ring from any cause the county board
shall fill the vacancy for the unexpired
Sec. 3. The soldiers' relief commis
sion shall meet at the clerk's office on
the second Monday in February of
each year, and at such times as is
deemed necessary, and shall examine
and determine who are entitled to re
lief under this act, and shall make lists
of such persons, and at the February
meeting such commission, after deter
mining the probable amount necessary,
for the purpose provided herein, shall
certify the amount to the county board,
nd the county board of each county at
its regular meeting in June of each
year, shall make such levies as shall be
necessary to raise the required relief
fund, not exceeding three-tenths of a
mill on the taxable property of said
county. The Soldiers' Belief commis
sion shall fix the amount to be paid ia
cadi case, the aggregate not to exoeed
the levy of said tax for any one year,
and shall certify the lists to the county
clerk. The clerk shall, within twenty
days thereafter, transmit to the justices
of the peace in his county a list of the
names of the persons in the respective
townships or precincts to whom relief
has been awarded, and the amount
thereof. The county clerk, on the
first Monday of each month after
the said fund is . ready . for dis
tribution, shall issue bis -warrant to the
soldiers' relief commission upon the
county treasurer for the several amounts
warded. Such commission shall dis
burse the same to the person or persons
named in the lists, taking receipts there
for; or such fund may be disbursed in
any other manner directed by the com
mission; provided, however, that when
said commission is satisfied that any
person entitled to relief under this act
will cot properly expend the amount
allowed, the commission may pay the
mount to some suitable person who
shall expend the same for such person
in such manner as the commission may
direct; and provided further, that said
commission at any meeting may de
crease, increase or discontinue any
amount before awarded, and may add
new names to the lists, which shall be
certified to the county clerk.
A justice of the peace in Omaha
went to sleep on his throne of mercy
and snored loudly, while an attorney
was making au eloquent appeal to him
in behalf of justice. Becoming dis
gusted, the attorneys and jury stole out
of the court room and fled.
E. C. Anderson, former proprietor
of the Central hotel at Fremont, fs mys
teriously missing. He left home ths
day of March for the purpose of go
fjg to Omaha, David City, Weston and
ther places to make some collections
that were due him. Before leaving he
told his wife that he would surely be
feck on the 8th inst. It has now been
aore than two weeks since he should
have returned and no word has been re
ceived as to his whereabouts, and his
wife and friends are very much exer
cised and alarmed over his absence.
Brad Slaughter will enter upon his
duties as U. S. marshal about June 1st.
Quite a fire occurred at Seward last
week. Four buildings were destroyed.
' It is said that liquor is furnished
the Indians at Valentine upon condi
tion that they will not drink it uutil
they bava laft town. '
Charts Wagner, of West Point,
committed suicide last week by hanging.
His wife left him asleep for little time,
nd apon returning found him missing.
He was soon found in a low shed hang
ing by ths neck. The suicide was
mechanic, lxut forty-eight years old,
and leaves a wife and several children in
destitute circumstances.
A Minden dispatch says the man
who was arrested at Ogden, Utah, on
suspicion that he was the murderer,
Zimmerman, has turned out to be Wil
liam H. Yelvington. He was released
from custody and presented with a ticket
to Ogden. The general opinion is that
Sheriff Hill did right in bringing the
man to Nebraska, as he was ordered to
do so by ei-Oov. Nance, who had seen
Zimmerman several times during his
The passage of senate file 7, which
provides for an additional judge in the
district, caused general good feeling
at North Platte. This district is the
largest judicial district in the state and
Jegal business is delayed very much be
Sause there is more of it than one judge
M possibly attend to
The Demecrat at Lincoln has de
cided to issue a daily.
The new Methodist church in Grand
Island is to be pushed forward. Ths
structure is to cost almnt 8:0. 000.
The new Faadoek hotel at Beatrice
has been leased by E. K. Criley k Co.,
who will open the same to the public
about April 25th.
At a mass meeting in Ainsworth held
for the purpose in the opera house, reso
lutions were adopted censuring Con
gressman Dorsey, for recommending
the appointment of Thomas J. Hmitli for
postmaster at that place, without first
giving the patrons of this office an op
portunity to express their preference.
Ainsworth boosts of having next to
the largest cigar factory in the state,
which is owned and ran by J. S. Scho
field, who located there in January. He
now employs eighteen hands.
J. W. Freeman, of Grand Island, is
a candidate for commandant of the sol
diers' home there, in case of the removal
of Captain Hammond, who is under a
A shooting affray occurred last week
about twenty miles noth of North Flatte
in which one man was so badly wonnded
that he will die. The affair was brought
about by a father meeting the man who
he claimed had attempted to rape his
12-year-old daughter.
At a meeting of the business men
of North Platte the amount of money
necessary as Lincoln county's propor
tion was forthcoming to make the pre
liminary survey in the mter-couuty
project lor a railroad from the northeast.
At a delegation convention in Grand
Island in opposition to the mass con
vention last week a regular row oc
curred. W. F. McLaughlin, president
of the city council, struck Scth P. Mo
bly in the faoe breaking his nose and in
turn McLaughlin was knocked down by
John Donaldson. Mobley is editor of
the Grand Island Independent.
Mr. Cady's bill to prohibit the sale
of liquors to habitual drunkards passed
the house.
Ladies of Beatrice ask for two places
on the school board, and there are no
Arthur Wallace, the 12-3'car-old son
of Cbas. Wallace, of Dodge county, who
ran aivay from home about eight mouths
ago, has just been found by his father
through an advertisement. He is at
Grand Island living with a farmer.
Since the saloon Sunday closing
order went into effect in Omaha, grog
geries outside the city limits are doing
a thriving business. The county au
thorities will now take a hand in sup
pressing them also on Sunday.
The Hall County Agricultural so
ciety offers to Grand Army ikkIs and
other uniformed societies the following
cash premiums, viz: First premium.
$35; second premium, t25; third premi
um, f 10. for drill in the manual of arms.
The present mayor of Omaha is the
only one the city has ever had that
effectually closed the saloons on Sun
day. His mandate is beiuz respected to
the letter.
A disastrous prairie fire raged last
week near Beatrice, J. Q. Hamilton
lost a barn and a quantity of liny, and
his residence had a close call "for de
John Y. Bowan, of Cuming county,
died last week, aged 92 years.
The fair premium list about to be
put forth by the Hall county Agricul
tural society is the most liberal yet
Tramps will undoubtedly give Fair
bury a wide berth. For the dish on est
and unruly of this class nublic whin-
pings have been inaugurated.
Some of the enterprising citizens of
Arlington are making a quiet effort to
secure the location of Fort Omaha, at
that place.
Central City's water works are near
ing completion and will probably bs
tested at an early day.
The governor has signed House Roll
No. 95, the bil! making the herd law ap
plicable to all parts of the state.
Scarlet fever has prevailed at the
home of the friendless in Lincoln, but
none of the inmates have died.
The locating board of the Nebraska
oonference held its final meeting last
week and decided to hold the camp
meeting at Cushmun park, near Lincoln.
At Elwood, Abraham Whistler, who
plead guilty to the crime of rape, was
sentenced to the penitentiary for three
Ihe Iremont, Elkhorn 4 Missouri
Valley has issued a tariff circular re
ducing the rate on merchandise from
Omaha to points in Wyoming. First-
class rates will be reduced from 3. 10
per 100 pounds to second-class
from $2.90 to 82.05; third-class from
2.80 to 2.4T; fourth-class from 82.00 to
8200 to $2.35; fifth -class from 32.55 to
V.T!. Other rates were reduced to
conform to these and the new tariff
schedule is to go into effect Monday,
April 1.
A destructive fire occurred last week
in Elkhorn township east of Fremont.
The fire started on section 19, owned by
Congressman Dorsey and rented by
Wm. Keeler. It swept over two sec
tions of Mr. Dorsey's land, destroying
seventy -five stacks of hay belonging to
Mr. Dorsey and Ed Benton. There
was not less than 600 tons of the hay
w hich is worth nearly $1,200.
Tlie Dixon co mty agricultural socie
ty held its aunuul business meeting in
Ponca last week. In settling np, the
society was found to be in debt nearly
$1,000. The money is dne in the main
to the officers of the association, who
have paid a great part of the expenses
from their own pockets.
The county board of supervisors of
Seward county have decided to submit
to the people of Seward county at the
general election to be held next fall, a
proposition for a $75,000 court house
according to the plans of O. C. Placy,
an architect of Lincoln.
The Sheridan county agricultural
society is raising funds to send county
exhibit to the state fair.
The Nebraska State Board of Agri
culture has just issued a valuable com
pilation of statistics of Nebraska,
The hotels of Beatrice are reported
crowded with strangers who are seeking
uomes ana Business locations.
A lodge of the Knights of Pythias
lias been organized at Folleiton
tf 14 Mrmtk A"'mMW
In the senate on the 25th the Lincoln
charter bill was passed. The senate also
passed Bayner's irrigation bill, the ap
propriation of $5,000 for capitol gronnds,
and the bill providing that in cities ol
the oicond class in counties under town
ship organization the board of eqtiahz
tion shall consisted a city council and
board of supervisors. Baymond intro
duced Sutherland's railroad resolution,
defeated several weeks ago. Several
bills were reiorted from committee.
The appropriation bill for general ex
penses was received from the house and
read the first time. It has about sixty
amendments. The reduction fronvtb
original bill aggregate $197,734, the in
crease 186,3M, leaving the net result
reduction of only 11,4.K) in a bill who
items made ft grand total of $1,484,157.
But for the $50,000 rider put on for th
benefit of the institution for the feeble
minded at Beatrice, the resnlt would
have been a reduction of over $50,000.
The senate will reduce the Beatrice item
to $10,000 or $15,000 just enough
for a new boiler house. In he
house the salary appropriation bill,
was called up and passed 70 to 6.
Among other bills passed were the
following: Increasing the appropriation
to the State Horticultural society, $1,
000 to $-',000; authorizing the state
superintendent of public instruction
to appoint a deputy, and fixing hi
bond at S10.000: ceding jurisdiction ol
the Fort .Sidney military reservation to
the United Slates, except as to intox
icating liquors; providing that Ilia
terms of the supreme court shall be
held at the capital, and ocn on tlie
first Tuesday in January and third
Tuesday in Sept-eiulsar; also a bill by
Berlin, providing that any pork or heel
packer, distiller or manager of a ware
house may store his ow n produce. The
house then went into committee of the
whole to consider the bill providing for
the sale of state saline lauds at a mini
mum price of $20 per acre. Tho bill
was otherwise amended and reported
for passage; also a bill providing for
state board of immiirration.
in tho senate on the 2fitD, house roll
4S3, which makes appropriations for the
current expenses of tue state govern
ment and is called the "expense bill" for
short, was read a second time and put
on the general file, which prevents the
delay of referring to the standing oom
mittee. The senate passed Sutherland's
resolution which provides that all con
tracts for supplies for state institutions
shall bo let on a system of bidding; that
bids shall be on each items separately,
and that the heads of the several insti
tutions make a monthly statement to the
secretary of state of the supplies pur
chased. Raymond's resolution request
ing the board of transportation to make
a scale of freight rates to prevent dis
crimination was defeated 17 to 13. The
committee recommended the passage of
Jscriin s bill, requiring the city comp
troller of Omaha to investigate the books
of the school board monthly and report
to the city council. The committee of
tlie whole recommended the passage of
Berlin's garnishee bill with an immater
ial amendment; also the bill exempting
pensioners from paying poll tax or
working on highways; also the bill
incorporating granges. In the house
Bills on third reading were taken up
and the following passed: The eenaral
appropriation bill; Hall's maximum tariff
Pill as amended; a bill by Cady for the
punishment of the giving or selling of
intoxicating liquors to habitual drunk
ards, and a bill by Scoville authorizing
any city to establish a system of elec
tric lights. House roll 208, a lull intro
duced by Hnngate, authorizing the
county board to levy a special tax on
adjoining property to aid in grading or
paving boulevards leading into a city,
was restricted to include only cities of
the metropolitan class, and referred
back with a favorable recommendation.
The- Kennnrd claim of $1 1,000 for al
leged services rendered the state in con
nection with the collection of certain
sums due from the general government
on school lands beloiiL'inL' to Indian
reservations was reached, but not finullv
disposed of. A bill to pay county treas
urers for collecting the educational land
Hinds for 184 and 1885 was taken np.
White and Majors denonneed the bill
(is being pushed by claim agents and
ouuyisis, anil it was indefinitely post
poned by ,0 to 10. The bill providing
for a constitutional amendment increas
ing tho number of supreme judges to
five, and fixing tho salaries of the
of both supreme and district courts, was
considered. Majors moved to strike
out $1,000 in the stiaryof district judges
uuo insert 3,;nw. Carried 47 to 35.
A bill relating to the organization and
government of school districts was
In the senate on the 27th Senator
Church Howe moved to suspend the
regular order of business and go into
committee of the whole to consider the
expense bill. The motion was adopted
and the committee of ihe whole took nn
house roll 483, known as the expense
bill. The programme asrreed on bv tho
senatorial alliance was carried out with
out other interruption and with only
one change. The latter, at the request
af the supreme court, was the allowance
of $2,000 for bailiffs instead of $1,000.
Ihe following statement shows the ag
gregate reductions in tlie various state
lepartments and institutions from the
bill as passed by the house: Governor's
office, $1,100; adjutant general, $000;
sommissioner of lalwr, $1,100; secretary
of state, $500: auditor, $00; superin
tendent of public instruction. $750: com
missioner of public lands and buildings,
$900; Iward of public lands and build
ings, $8,640; supreme court, $0,850; state
bbrary, $5,800; normal school. Peru,
1200; penitentiary, $1,100; hospital for
insane, Lincoln, $44,200; hospital forin
tane, Norfolk, $48,800; hospital for in
sane, Hastings, $38,750; industrial
school Kearney, $3,100. In the house
the following bills were passed: Pro
viding for the regulation of banks, with
house amendments. Providing for the
nbmission of a constitutional amend
ment increasing the number of judges
of the supreme court from three to five
and increasing the salary of these judges
from $2,500 to $3,500. A series of bills
to organize a county out of the Omaha
or Blackboard Indian reservation, with
contiguous territory now belonging to
Wayne into a county, to be called
Ihurston. The Johnson bill providing
forastato Printer u Irllln.l .,.,....11
eU by a vote of 53 to 28, after a sharp
fight. A bill fixing rates of toll for the
inuge across the riatte, between Sid
ney and the Black Hills, was ordered to
a third reading. Tho committee ap.
pointed to investigate the college farm
filed a-report statin that the farm i
, 5 ths best possible '
rw recownirui"
.d on tue.
was I
on .
ln,h. senate on , -
bills were w- --
permit. the iame uf wamio - .
ificau-. for flax MM-J.hdhnseed od .n
i-si th lime ol
V uu$;i.
the presidential fi""
rttsTdH- tl, ninthly -Lrt
of the city comptroller on the sc
' ' f I,- sVhool board. I or the in-
i ,uui. 1..t..r ..trnmltMolte
a, ci mrfV loi.htor's bank tie
from 8! 5Ki to $1, :!: his inmrauce
clerk from 1.2"K1 to 1.0"0 and the re
corder from H,W to U"'; the land
commissioner's chief clerk, from 1.4'
to ?1 his two Oool.KeeiH-r, i"""
.41 W) each t-) l,2"0; oflicers of the
home for the friendless, from ?J,4'W to
$2.0"0; tlie chancellor, professors, in-
htrm-t rs ami ail employes 01 10 n-
university, from Htt.0W toWVM
( In the lust item the on.'inal bill cilll
for $75,000, and it was raised by the
house to $105,000. In the house
bills were passed. Senate tile 14, the
0 thousand llilianuuiii" may ieY
eoial assessment on lands abutting a
. -t , . . . 1 ....
blic road leading lino me rnv ht uio
T!se of grading and paving the same..
l .M .....t 41... rt..,.l..itmtlfin l.f
A In
OlO llltUI"! mi l "if" ...
t to exceed ten acres of land for rein
cry inmioses, and a bill bv Keiju r pro-
ding that the supsiit of the. iii'.n
al be paid by the slut-, the same ss
other unfortunates. A lull was passed
roviding for the saw of saline lands 111
anra'trr county at not less than $150
er acre and providing for leasing thes
mils and fixing the termination of the
case at twenty years. The bill provid-
il' for glass ballot boxes was killed. A
II prohibing counties from transferring
eases arisiug from trespassing on real
itate from one county to another wus
i . . ....
oKsed. Un motion ot Hampton all the
umerous normal school bills were imle-
mieiy postximii. J lie senate Mil u
larini; the first Monday in SePtemlx-ra
itiblic holiday, to Ixi known an I.ulor
day, was jssed. Also a senate bill by
Cornell ceding jurisdiction over Fort
Robinson and Niobrary military reser
vation to the United States.
In the senate 011 the 21Hh the follow
ng were isaed: House roll 275, the
lehViency bill. House roll 224. Bay
ier'8 bill ceding jurnvliction at Fort
Sidney. House roll 75, the. electric
;,.u ),;it n.n !,; !,.,. 1
.. ..w viii. 1 1.11 1. ut mr u "wi
notified tue. senate that the house had
refused to concur on house roll 4Hal
general appropriation bill. Mr. Nes-
bitt Tlloveil tltitt. the tMitita incitt min
its amendments, and that a conference
committee of five be appointed. Mr.
Baymond introduced the following res
olution, which was unanimously adopt
ed: Resolved, By the senate of tho
state of Nebraska that we endorse the
action of President Harrison in an-
pointing Patrick Kgan to be I'nitod
States minister to Chili, and recognize
in his appointment a just tribute to his
worth and patriotism as nn American
citizen. On motion of Howe, the sen
ate adopted the following VI
" - till-
der the title of the Nebraska Fanners'
aiininee, have publicly stated that the
financial obligations of the farinen of
Nebraska arc an oppressive burden to
suid farmers, and that the general eco
nomic condition of the state is the re
verso of prosperous, therefore be it Re
solved, That it is the opinion of the sen
ate of the state of Nebraska, that the
so-called runners' alliance, being a pri
vate and noii-reiires..iit..tivn u.H..
no n-ht nor title to speak in behalf
the farmers of the state. That the re
of cent allegations of certain members
said alliance with regard to the r
nomic conditions of V..l..i,. ..
line in substance and in fact; that tl
mortgaging of their farms has rnabb
a large proportion of the fanners of the
fitflll'l Til Auli.l.ll. I. 1 .
, imuwMftn Homes ior themselves
! attain . a degree of coni-U-ncv
which would have otherwise been 1-e"-yond
their reach; that if f14rm mort
gages are increasing in the newer and
not yet fully settled tortious of the
State 1, they are gradually being extin-
CUIS led 111 l,nn
I,.!,, . 1 "rweil COlllllleS
where a succession 1 of magnificent crops
1 as rendered the farmer practically iu
deneiiilent. i.t f,,,. :..! ..... 3.. .
the increase in the material wealth of
-"-'. evRicncea i,y tlie number
taHy by tha largo amount of imported
Mock now owned in the state, as , by
he increased comfort of the hrZ"
he farmers and the completeness ol
the.r appointments, has more than kept
pace 1 with the rrowth of population,
afford a. certain guaranty that the ftna
al o .ligation, of the farmer, "re ot of
that burdensome character which law
''"."""'''yll-ged of them That
the agricultural prosody of the Male
on I erv haTl :,Kmn,,in
in the house DemrwiLV. 1 Vi
to encourage silk cult, re
nZnZ? i? 1 10 Mnj""'
ameiidm.i,.f 4,oncnr ln :'' annate
hi. hanr, owi V,Z,1",'u,,,,ll ,n" Un
xiJanaC if votes ''m'"' I""1"
lierfi.rm.,... . . ' ' . J. of the
1 intoiest. Tim ,..,: V1H'U"" ith dt-ep
1 appointed as LmT' 1 1,8 ",C,,K"'
linker H.ll ? 1011 bills, Cadv
"nktr. Hall, ( (,rbln , flj,
. ,.1
bill to protect Nebraska ra.lroa.1 "
. vesfrom the faii.ishea sharks of
Ca Changing th Lincoln fc-rm of
r,m .111 V 10 rWI'VUJ-
corporut'o" V. .- 7, . T 1
err t societies. MrNwkles sHiool bill. disabled ,nioner 1 from
paving HI tar The salary bill
considered and reduction made a fol
lows: Adjutant gen-ril, from H.-M to
tiime as
r 0 cicr. 11
Ki oklev bill to prohibit all s.ols and
combination to enhance the price of the
necessaries of life. A bill by Hun-ate
provi.liiii.Mhat the county board in coun
ties containing cilie of the metroxili
tau or first-class and having ovei t-venty-
liouw pa'' Senator 1 jama' bill ir
formation of a Klice relief fn,
,ie OI roniraoiinii property f,Jt tj "
me. Senate file 154, the !,, .,
county bill, was SAel
Area.,!,,:."" J
was adopted paving Mortimer. Ki-r V
Ferris and O Bnen $t50each, attorney,-' P 3
tees 1U coni-cairo riecuua cases.
Htltltas Nat Yst Caaflraiat
Washington dispatch: The xecuti?(
session of the senate lasted Mweea t9
ami three hours this afternoon and .
confined largely to discussion of ti
nomination of Mnrat lialatcad to
minister to Germany. Before that came
up the nominations of John C. New to
be coniul general to London and Loni,
WoinVy to be governor of Arizona,
which were pending, were confirmed.
The fiual attempt of th oposition tv
defeat New's confirmation was huu-A
the assertion that Ins paper, tL.
liidiiiiiaHli Journal, bad
articles reii'TK upon privaiecliar
artur of 1'resi'leiit Cleveland. Tim
charge was warmly denied by SeiiaU,r
Vooiheesof Indiana and the nomina
tion was confirmed.
The committee on foreign relation,
favorably retried all diplomatic nomi
iiations of yesterday, but in the case 0f
llalslratl tho report was not unsriluioiu.
On a motion to confirm bis nomination
tin- iiavs were in the majority. Striatum
Teller,' Plumb. lugalln, Farwoll and Cul- T1!
lum voting with the democrats. .Slier- 1
man moved to reconsider the vote in 1
011 that motion a ion donate ensued, n,
the ruiirtc of which the ground of ub
jretion was disclosed. When the senate
refused to ent-r nn an investigation
1. . .
as to the election of rwmator i ayneol
Ohio, Halsteail, hofl pawr, the Cin
cinnati Coinineroial Os.ette, bad strong.
Iv urged tiie investigation. iiiojIh uncom
plimentary allusions to the republicans
who voted against the investigation.
'1 he feeling against him on the rt of
senat itn who fell under his displeasure
nt that time is very bitter, and one of
them i retried to have Raid to Prsj.
dent Hiirriion this morning that Hal
stead could not b confirmed; that anna
tors whom be hail criticised would not
vote for him.
The motion to reconsider was (H-nding
when the M-nato adjourned. Tlie vols
on confirmation was takou lwifore thera
were any speeches.
Appointed lo Treat Wilhhs Indiani
Washington dispatch: Tho president
to -day appointed J. Otis Humphrey, of
Illinois; Alfred M. Wilson, of Arkansas,
and 1 x ( iovi-rnor George 1). Robinson,
of M;issarliusrtU, a commission to treat
with the Cherokee and other Indians in
relation to the oK'iiiug of Uu ir portion
of the ( iklahoma country.
Tim lands for cession for which this
commission will negotiato embrace all
of Indian Territory west of the Mth du
gn e of longitude, except (irrer county,
the Oklahoma se'tiou recently oieiinl
by the prrsiib-iit's proclninatiou, and
such other lands as have been herrt
fore sold, and cuutain, approxiuintrly,
20,000,000 acres. Tiiere is, however,
some iiuestion as to whether the law
eonteiiipbdi-s negotiations with the
Creeks, Chorbins and Chtckahaws, only
a portion of whose lands lie went ol the
With degree. If it is decided that it wan
the intent of the law not to include
these lands, it will reduce the area to
be oH'ti(l to settlement to alxmt l,
700, (w acn-s. The sntue act provides
that u'-gotiutions with the Cherokee
for the accession of the ('herokvo out
let shull 1m la-d UKn sulwtantially the
same basis as the agreement recently
negotiated with the Creeks and Semi
nole, and that um ratification cf the
agreement by the Cherokee liatiou the
lands so ceded shall tM-oome a )irt of
the public domain without further ac
tion by congress.
Whs Will b Stanley Matthew' Succeuor.
Washington siHMjial: The justices of
the supreme court seem to agree in the
opinion that tho president will select
the successor of Stanley Matthews from
the circuit court over which ho pre
sided, which is comMs::d of Michigan,
Kentucky arid Tennessee. If Judge
Ooolry was not sixty-five years old he
would undoubtedly be cho-n, but the
senate has refused to confirm for the
bench un v man leyond the ago of sixty,
and considering the importance of the
circuit and the amount of business lie
fore the court, tho president will doubt
less select n voting and sturdy man. Mr.
Ijiwrenre Maxwell, of Cincinnati, is tin
drrsfood to ! the fuvorito, and Judgt
Hoadley says that he stands bead and
shoulders alsjve suy man t the bar ol
Ohio, although he is but forty-two years
old It may be that Mr." Maxwell's
jKilitical record will prevent his ap-
IKiintmeiit, l-;cBiise he is suspected of
being a mugwump and of liaving'voted
agaiiiht Idaiiio in 1kh4. Ho voted lor
(ienrral Harrison, however, at tho last
election and is a personal friend of the
president S. F. Phniips. of North
Carolina, formerly solicitor general,
will be very strongly recommended, al
though ho is not a resident of tho cir
cuit. Mr. Phillips is un.lotibtodlv the
leading lanyer in tho south.
Crsal Joy Ov.r ths Praclaaiatloa.
joiKa dispatnli: Jmme.1itvly noon
announcement that t,r.idnit
had issued the Oklahoma proclamation
the i officials of tho Bock Island railway
and a corps of engineers stortod from
this city to wake a final survey for an
caieusion through the Indian territory
Mlcuita dis,atch: The long looked
,r"clmation for the ojKiiiing ol
"aiauoma was received here with deiu-
onstra ions of jy. Flags were hung
"T,1"' '""I'li'igs, TOuuon were fired
oonnres built The same euthtisi
asm Wflcomwl the news nil over the
-mm 01 hanaaa. Kxtonsive preisira
l : '4."!! for entering the
l 7 v 3 ' m', or ll'e towns of south
Tt . i""""1 wi" X '""t depopulated,
i he boomers who haVH Uen encanimxl
. . '.lrm "rB rnuking ready '.o
( Li."i 8,.tl(J ""'" hiii-rying on to
Oklahoma to get their cattle, m they
tZ. - u "UM"k "' l'oi-rty from"".l,,8 tbB l"ner. At fiirwll
I'oro is tu,, ame .tll1I1Ki,nl.
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Kiiri.t. , . "8 or morn ciaimams.
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