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""""""" M. 31. MCKHOCK. Editor.
ItEPUBLIC AN STATE CONVENTION
A dclcjrato convention of the Republicans A
Kansas will be held in the city of Topeka on
Thursday, the thirtieth tfOth) day of June,
1892, at the hour of 10 o'clock a. m., for the
fccminatioD of candidates for:
Associate justice of the supreme COBJt.
Secretary of state.
Auditor of state.
Treasurer of state.
Attorney general. .... .,
Superintendent of public Instruction.
Defecates to the convention mentioned above
pball be elected by county conventions duly
called by the several county Republican com
jnittees. under such rules and regulations as
rnay be by them prescribed. The Dasis of ap
portionment of delegates to said state conven
tion will be one delcgate-at-large for each
rountv of the state and one delegate for every
J!09 votes, or faction of 100 or more votes, cast
iu George "W. Winans for superintendent of
public instruction in the election of 1800, under
ivhichrule delegates are apportioned to tho
t-everal counties tho samo as for the conven
tion called to meet at Hutchinson to choose
delegates to the national convention and as
giiien in the tabla o apuortipninenv
lun J Linn 1"
"-" " n,T
9! Logan .
13, Lyon ...
ilarlier .iianon ..
Cheyenno . . .
11 Miami 1
1! Xemaha u
8i Neosho W
JIarvev U Stanton .
Hodzman "' Sumner..
lacksoon 9 Thomas..
8 Wabaunsee ...
" Washington . .
S'W ilson .
.... i'Woodson 6
.... 2.Wyandotto 17
rThe secretaries of "the" several "county conven
tions are instructed to forward to the under
signed secretary at Topeka, Kan., a certified
copy of the credentials of their soveral dele
gates, immediately upon the adjournment of
I he county conventions, said creaentials to be
received at Topeka not later than the evening
of June28. from these credentials tho Republi
can state central committee will prepare a
roster of thoso entitled to participate in the
preliminary organization of the convention.
Ry order of the committee:
W. J. Bcchax, Chairman.
ioiiN H. Smith, Sccretury.
REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL CON
VENTION. delegate-convention of the RepnMicans o
the Seventh, congress onal district of the stata.
Kansas isbereV-called to meet In thecit
of Kingman on Wednesday, June l., JS,a
?0 am for the purpose of nominating a Can
lidato for congress in the Seventh conpe
pinna? district of Kansas, and also to nominal.
eTaStrepStation in said conven,
tlonshaUbe ono delegate at large for each
rountv in. the district and one delegate for
"ch -i vo es, and tho major fraction thereof '
cast for Hon. .1. H. Hallowell for congress in
3800. provided no county to have less 1 0iu : twq
delegates, tinder which rule delcg-tes are ap
vortFoued to the several counties as follows: i
J'dwards . .
... - Meade
... 2 Morton
... 3 Xcea
... 3 Pawnea ....
... 4. Pratt
2 Stanton ....
Kcarne v 2ninncr
'.'. 5iVichita a
" It is recommended that the several counties
In said congressional district select their delo
cates and alternates to said convention on
April 80. 1892. unless otherwise ordered by the
county central commltteec. .
By order of the Seventh congressional dis
trict central committee.
S. J. Shaw, Chairman.
H. L. Gobdok, Secretary.
KANSAS POLITICAL CALENDAR.
Juns 15-Sevonth district consrcsslonal conven
tion, at Kluginitu.
I Juno 21 Fifth district congressional convention,
,1ii!i .'-First district congressional convention,
lime : Third district congressional convention,
June ;w-.-tnto convetulon to nominate st.ito
olllc-trs. at Topcfca.
.lulv Is slxtli district concessional convention,
5Iny S4 Fourth district congressional convention.
lime 7 Fusion Second district congressional con
vention, at lxwrencc.
July ti-State convention to nominate a state
ticket, at Toxwka.
AUL'ut 5 riiitd dLitrlct cougresslocal conven
tion, at Parsons.
.Tune I Fifth district congressional convention,
Juno 7 Fusion Second district congressional con
Ttiitlou. si Lawrence.
Jiiue y Fifth district congressional convention,
June it Seventh district congressional conven
tion, at Wichita.
Juno 14 Fuurth district congressional conven
tion at Kmporla.
Juno 15-Mnte convention at Wichita to nominate
ftnlo ofllcers. federal elector and cuugrestnan-At-iHixr
and to select delegutoi to uatiomil convention
June 2i Second district congressional conven
tion, at OarnctU
.Tuna 3 'I bird district congressional convention,
Tho flowers that bloomed in the spring
(in tho Missouri valley) were all washed
away in the flood.
Blue skies are still coy, and likewise
bluobirds; but there's a pledgo of spring
In the plentitudc of blue catfish.
Pennsylvania Republicans should not
be considered old fogy simply because
the returns from the primaries have an
Tho latest thing: in Ohio is a babe born
without hands. If he eventually drifts
into politics he will have to place himself
in the ban ds of his friends.
A judge iu Charleston, S. C, has de
cided that the sale of soap by a druggist
on Sunday is lawful, because cleanliness
is next to Godliness. This view of the
law is being criticised as somewhat fan
tastical. Senator Hill has developed, suddenly,
a strong aversion to circuses. Ho "is
afraid of being accused of indulging in
peanut politics, and besides is becoming
disgusted with everything pertaining to
That Alabama sheriff who captured a
prisoner from a mob who were prepar
ing to lynch him ought to have a medal.
Too often mob law. is unchecked simply
because those in authority have not the
nerve to make a bold stand,
Today is the seventy-first anniversary
of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte. In
the history of no man do commonplaces
sound so hollow as in his; are platitudes
so platitudinous. In another place we
give some interesting data of this won
A Corsican adventurer in Paris one
year. A young soldier in Paris welter
ing in bloody revolution, the next; a
conquering general; an imperious con
sul; a self-appointed dictator and then a
In the space of twenty years he
arose from a humble civilian to
the pinnacle, the conqueror of Europe
and master of the world. Spain,
Italy, Austria, Germany, Egypt
were ground beneath Ills tyraninal heel
and England's commerce crushed. Am
bition led him to Russia, and he paid the
forfeit of madness. The northern
winter demolished his army and in hu
miliation and defeat, he cried in his old
epigrammatic spirit: "February and
March are Russia's greatest generals,"
Banished to Elba, the littlo island
belched him forth, back on Europe
again, where in the end he fell forever
Better for the world that it never see
his like again. Cruel, coldly cruel as a
man, he set no value on a life, if it must
subserve his own ambitious greed.
Bending over the young dauphin one
night he mused with a tenderness that was
new to him "How long it lakes to make
a man," and then turning with tho old
cruel look, again, he added "And yet,
I have seen twelve cut down with one
The Lawrence Journal, printed at the
home of Mrs. Annie L. Digg9, who is
and has been in Washington paving an
ungrateful country, published an item to
this effect: "If Mrs. Annie L. Diggs
would stay at home more and take better
cure of her children, she-would do more
real service to her country than she does
prancing over the state preaching calam
ity." When Mrs. Diggs came to town
again, she went up to young Mr. Finch
in his den and Baid to him, with a world
of reproach in her eyes: "Mr. Finch, if
you knew how many sleepless nights I
have spent with those children, you
would not put such cruel things in the
Journal about me." To which the cold
blooded Charley responded: "Mrs. Diggs,
if you had stayed at home with your
children during the day, you would not
have so much trouble with them at
The fusion idea is not gaining any
strength by the lapse of time and the
more careful study and investigation of
tho matter by each of the parties to the
proposed compact. Speaking on that
question and of tho demands of the
Democrats for an equal division of the
offices, tho Haven Independent, a repre
sentative Alliance organ, makes this per
"If the Democratic party had given
any assurance of carrying out the wishes
and demands of the people there would
not have been any necessity of organiz
ing the People's party, but their actions
in the past and their promises for the
future is not such as will recommend
them to the voters of this country. Now,
if they prefer to see the Republicans
continue in power than to see tho Peo
ple's party succeed they ought to go into
the Republican organization; on the
other hand if they would rather see tho
People succeed than Republicans then
they ought to come into the People's
That is a very fair statement of the
case in question, and certainly a fair
proposition. Tho Democrats can, and
some of them do, use tho very same ar
gument in defense of their party's de
mands for an equal divide of tl.o spoils.
And, then, the Republican party puts the
same questions to both the other parties.
During all the year's of tho country's
greatest progress and prosperity the Re
publican party had control of the gov
ernment, national and state, and its wise
legislation and administration are very
largely responsible for these beneficent
results. Iu view of these facts, which
cannot be successfully refuted, it were
the part of wisdom and of self interest
for both thoso political divisions to Jay
asido their prejudices and join with the
Republican party in giving the country
wholesome laws and faithfully enforcing
The amount paid out for the relief of
deserving comrades by the Grand Army
of the Republic during tho last official
year was $248,169.69, and it is estimated
that as much moro was paid out by in
dividual comrades. The Woman's Re
lief Corps paid out $152,740.S0 for the
same purpose. From the adjutant gen
eral's report at the last encampment it
is ascertained that the total amount ex
pended by the Grand Army for relief up
to dato was 2,200,000. Herein is a prac
tical exemplification of tho truo spirit of
fraternity that characterizes the loyal
comrade. Not all of tho deserving who
need assistance are borne upon the pen.
sion rolls, but where the government
fails the spirit of fraternity finds its op
portunity to prove its sincerity.
Since the statement was first pub
lished announcing that the German vot
ers of Kausas are considering the expe
diency of organizing with a view to
independent political action, the subject
has been investigated, and it is ascer
tained that there are not more than sev
enteen thousand of voters of that na
tionality in the state; that only about
half of that number are naturalized and
qualified to vote, and that fully half of
these last on an average do not vote. Ac
cording to this analysis the number of J
voters to be included in the proposed or
ganization will not exceed four thou
The death of Hon. John A. Anderson,
which occurred in Liverpool. Wednes- j
day morning, while a surprise to the !
public was not wholly unexpected by his f
immediate friends. He had been grad- J
ually declining in health and strength '
for some time, and had grown so feeble J
that he had started home from his post
at Cairo, Egypt, for a three-months res
pite. In some respects John A. Ander- '
son was a remarkable man kindly in i
his disposition, yet vigorous and aggies- j
sive in his purposes. His death will be ;
lamented by hosts of friends who knew I
him to love and honor him. 1
George L. Kilmer, the writer of war
reminiscences, denominates tho battle
of Marengo the French Shiloh. There
are some points of similarity in the
general details of the two great contests,
but a more exact counterpart of Marengo
in our great civil war, was the battle of
Cedar Creek in the Shenendoah Valley
of Virginia, in the fall of 1864 between
Sheridan and Early. Overwhelming
defeat of the Uniou army in the morn
iug was turned to as complete and
sweeping victory in the evening, and
one that had a marked effect upon the
speedy termination of the conflict.
Senat.-r Sherman is right in his posi
tion that in the prespnt condition of the
revenues no appropriations ought to be
made except thoso required by law and
treaty and estimated for by the depart
ments, and Senator Cockrell was right in
saying that if many bills iike the river
and harbor bill are sent in by the house
more revenue will be required. It must
be remembered that there was a popular
demand for a bill to reduce the revenues
and that the McKinley bill reduced the
revenues, and met tlie demand fully, and
expenses must be regulated accordingly.
In view of the terrible disasters result
ing from the floods in the principal riv
ers of the country, popular sentiment
would give at least tacit endorsement to
the unequalled appropriation proposed
by congress for river improvement, if
there were any assurance that tho money
would be faithfully applied and could
accomplish the objects, in part even, for
which it is designed. But there is the
trouble; everybody knows that it is very
largely wasted effort. It need not and
ought not to bo so, but so it is.
Marion Times: The Minneapolis con
vention will be memorable in the politi
cal history of the country, for the quan
tity and quality of brains it will contain
as distinguished from all other preceding
national conventions not excepting tho
many congresses from that of 1776 down
to the one now in session. Ingalls, De"
pew, Hiscock, Piatt, Hoar, McKinley,
Foraker, and a host of intellectual giants
will make up a galaxy of statesmen that
has never been surpassed in mental
activities and patriotic motives.
In Wednesday morning's issue of the
Fort Scott Monitor, its editor for several
years and part owner, W. M. Rice, bid
tho paper, ils patrons and the com
munity a final adieu. He goes to New
York to take up the duties of his new
official station in the revenue service of
the government. Mr. Rice has been an
active, zealous worker for Kansas'
material interests and the success of the
Republican party, and his absenco from
the state will be felt by both.
The contest for the nomination having
been decided against Hill, which he ad
mits, his chief fugleman of the west,
the Topeka Democrat, turns its ej-es with
a far-away look towards Gray ef Indi
ana as Hill's residuary legatee. None of
the vicissitudes that attend the Demo
crat's partisan existence seem to mollify
its rancorous antipathy to tho party's
recognized and only logical leader, G,
Sam Small has again bobbed up in the
west. He is in a town over in southern
Missouri where he is advertised for a lec
ture. He is also announced to preach in
the town prior to the lecture. Of course
the sermon will bo free, but a ticket to
the lecture will be required to secure
a seat for the sermon. Smu-ll may not bo
as thoroughly imbued with spirituality
as might be desirable in an evangelist,
but he has a keen eye to business.
If any are inclined to regard the con
tinued humidity of weather past tho
middle of May when wo ordinarily have
the brightest and balmiest of sunshiny
weather, lot them bear in mind that
more than once in the history of Kansas
corn has come to rich perfection which
was planted in July, and there is an old
adage familiar in every Kansas House
hold that "rain in May means bread all
Richard Croker, the great Tammany
sachem, is not a calamity howler as his
name would seem to signify. True.hehas
the chief superintendancy of Tammany's
political fortunes, which means the con
trol of tho city government, but he re
ceives the modest little sum of 15,000
for his trouble and responsibility.
At last accounts of Colonel Watterson
tho Chicago Tribune says he was still
mournfully washing his hands of the
whole business. Tho later denouement
of Hill in virtually giving up the fight
will no doubt induce Henry to go dab
bing in the dirty waters of his part'
Preston B. Plumb Post, No. 55. G. A.
R., of Emporia, conceived the idea of
erecting a monument to the memory of
the late Senator Plumb, who was a
member of the post in question, and
desire that every old soldier in the state j
contribute SI each on Memorial Day to
the monument fund.
The energies of the Democratic party
seem to be entirely taken up in an effort
to purify itself. The easiest aud quick
est way to purify a putrifying body is to
bury it in quick lima The Republican
party will perform that highly impor
tant service for ir tlie first opportunity.
Fireman Buruham, the brave railroad i
maa who sacrificed his life in attempt!!
to rescue a little child at Denver Thurs
dav, was built after the hero's model. He I
deserves to have erected to his memorv I
a fitting and enduriug monument. Den
ver can well afford it; will she do it?
Here is the way a Democratic ex
change treats the co-operation notion:
"The march of third parties in this coun
try has always been like tliat slow but
intrepid march of a jackass toward a
peck of oats. The only way to call a
halt is to remove the oats."
What with the Baptists in annual con
vention in Philadelphia, the 3rethodists
in conference in Omaha, and the Pres
byterians assembled in Portland, Ore.,
the country's spiritual, concerns ought to
rest secure for the time.
It is suggested that if the congression
al committee on hanks has any spare
time it might put it iu investigating the
Mississippi levees to good purpose just
The Seventy-Pirsc Anniversary of His
Death Some Interesting Lit
erature and Data.
Robert G. IazrrsolL.
A little while ago I stood by the grave
of the old Napoleon a magnificent
tomb of gilt and gold, nt almost for a
deity dead and gazed upon the sar
cophagus of rare and nameless marble,
where rest at last the ashes of that rest
less man. I leaned over the balustrade
aud thought about the career of the
greatest soldier of the modern world. I
saw him walking upon the batiks of tlie
Seine contemplating suicide. I saw him
at Toulon. I saw him putting down the
mob in the streets of Paris. I saw him
at the head of the army in Italy. I saw
him crossiug the bridge at Lodi with the
tri-color in his hand. I saw him in
Egypt in the shadows of the pyramids.
1 saw him conquer the Alps and mingle
the eagles of France with the eagles of
tlie crags. I saw him at Marengo, at
Uim, aud at Austorlitz. I saw him in
Russia when the infantry of the snow
and the cavalry of the wild blast scat
tered his legions like winter's withered
leaves. I saw him at Leipsic in defeat
and disaster driven by a million bayo
nets back upon Paris clutched like a
wild beast banished to Elba. I saw him
escape and take an empire by the force
of his genius. I 6aw him upon the
frightful field of Waterloo, where
chance and fate combined to wreck the
fortunes of their former king. And I
saw him at St. Helena, with his hands
crossed behind him, gazing out upon the
sad and solemn sea.
I thought of tho orphans and widows
he had made of the tears that had been
shed for his glory, and of the only
woman who ever" loved him, pushed
from his heart by the cold hand of am
bition. And I said 1 would rather have
been a French peasant and worn wooden
shoes. I would rather have lived in a
hut with a vine growing over the door,
aud the grape3 growing purple in the
amorous kis'es of the autumn sun. I
would rather have been that poor peas
ant, with mv loving wife by my side
knitting as the day died out of the skv-
with my children upon my knees and
their arms about me. I would rather
have been that man, and gone down in
the tongueless silence of tho dreamless
dust, than to have been that imperial
impersonation of force and murder
known as Napoleon the Great.
Talleyrand and Napoleon.
Talleyrand was the only Bishop pos
sessing a benefice in France, who took
the new oath required by the state.
Mirabeau early described the talent of
this extraordinary man, who "dressed
like a coxcomb, thought like a deist,
and preached like a saint." Perceiving
the wide range of his abilities, he
distinguished him as one of the most
powerful and versatile of the men of
genius, who then abounded in Europe.
Through everything, Talleyrand pre
served a sangfroid which was inimitable.
It. was seen alike in Hinall matters as m
great. One day, as he was mounting
the steps of his carriage, he spokn to an
individual whom ho had hitherto pre
tended not to recognize, but whom he
knew very well. This person he had
seen for days near his door. "And who
are you, my friend?" "I am your coach
maker, my lord." "Ah, you are my
coachmaker, and you want to be paid;
you shall be paid, my coachmalcer.
"And when, my lord?" "You are very
inquisitive," said the bishop, as he settled
himself in tho new carriage which he
had not paid for.
Many wero thescenes which took place
between him and Napoleon. On one oc
casion, Napoleon having said that if he
thought his own. death likely, ho would
take care that his vice-grand elector
should not survive hira.Tallyrand quietly
replied that he did not desire that reason
for hoping that his majesty's life might
be long preserved. Another scene lias
been thus described by M. Mole: "At
thh end of the council of state, which
took place just before the emperor started
for the campaign of 1814, lie burst out
into some violent exclamations of his
being surrounded by treachery
and traitors, and then, turn
ing to M. de Talleyrand, he abused
him for ten minutes iu the most vio
lent aud outrageous manner. Talley
rand was standing by the fire all this
time, guarding himself from the heat of
the flames with his hat; he never moved
a limb or a feature; any one who had
seen him, would have thought he was
the last man in the room to whom the
emperor could be speaking; and finally,
when Napoleon, slamming the door vio
lently, departed, Talleyrand quietly took
the arm of M. Mollieu, and limped with
apparent unconsciousnesss down stairs.
But on getting home he wrote a dignified
letter to the emperor, saying that if he
retained his present dignity, he should
be by right one of the rege&cy; and
that, as he could not think of holding
such a charge after the opinion, his
majesty had expressed of him, he beg
ged to resign his post, and to be allowed
to retire into the country. He was in
formed, however, that his resignation
would not bo accepted, and tliat he
might stay where he was."
It is reported that Foucho and Talley
rand once actually came to blows in the
closet of the emperor, upon the subject
of the misapplication of the secret funds,
of which they mutually accused each
other. After listening to their accusa
tions and justifications on both sides,
Napoleon turned them out of the room,
saying, "Go along; you are both of you
Sol. Miller on Waterloo.
Saturday will be tho seventy-first anniversary-
of the death of NajKiIeon
i-Bonaparte. We print on our first page a
large amount of interesting liistoncal iSa
poleon matter. A month hence it will
be Waterloo day, when wo shall have
more. In the "meantime, if any person
can resurrect from the dusty archives
any matter showing that napoleon was
victorious at Waterloo, and will forward
it to us. he shall have our thanks. Everv
article we see relative to Waterloo we i
eagerly reau, in uie nope uiat. a uiscov
ery has been made showing that there is
mistake in history, that in reality 2a
poleon uttei Iv routed the allied enemy, j
Napoleon mav have been a tyrant and a I
butcher and all that: but it is the recret i
ot our me mat tie uiu not i
Wellington's army at Waterloo
... . . l: . . -- .
Wellington's Muddy Boots.
The duke of Wellington was very
stringent in respect to obeying order.
The "Iron Duke," as he was sometimes
called, was never disposed to be lenient
towards tlie slightest disobedience, but
could reward and appreciate a strict ful
fillment of directions.
Lord Derby was entertaining the duke
at one of his country mansions at a tuue
when certain repairs and improvements
were coinir on. Some of the walls were
to be dtorated, and the central hall floor !
In order to prevent injury to the floor, j
Lord Darby lurntsneu Njverai pairs oi j
slippers, w'hich were placed near the j
door, and he directed a young man who J
was at work on one of the walls to order ,
I anv one that came in to nut on a pair !
i b.-for prewar- the nasa?i. I
"If anv one fails to attend to yon," he j
I -A,lcl ".-,. ..., nnr film rxtt w I
I Soon after a party returned from j
tiiuuUn. and WeiUnston- wita uis I
splashed and muddy boots, opened the
door and rushed along the hall. The
3oung" man immediately jumped off tlie
ladder on which he was painting, and
ssizing Wellington by the shoulder, fair
ly pushed him out of the house.
In the afternoon Lord Derby sum
moned all tlie household and men at
work into tho study, and seating himself
beside the great warrior, demanded to
know who had the impertinence to push
the Duke of Wellington out of doors.
The painter, all of a tremble, came
forward and said: "It was I, my lord."
"And pray," rejoined the earl, "how
came you to do it?"
The man then repeated the directions
given him that morning and said: "J
was only olieying orders, I thought, sir."
On this, Wellington turned to Lord
Derby, and smiling, took a soverign out
of his purse, which he gave to the work
man, saying: "You were right to obey
Napoleon raged against the Parisians
because he knew that they bore him ill
will; and more than two generations
after the Emperor's death an author
named Bertin, in a review of tho letters
of Madame Remusat, in the Debats of
yesterday, cites this fact, and ridicules
Napoleon for his unsuccessful attempt
to make himself feared by the intellect
ual people cf Paris. Who shall say after
this that the whirligig of time does not
bring around revenge? This-now series
of letters contains many recommenda
tions by Napoleon to his secret agents to
spy upon prominent and influential men
and women; to prevent Madamo de Stael
from remaining long "in cities where
ambassadors resided; to overlook her
correspondence with the writer Gents,
which can be productive of nothing but
mischief." and to strike with slander and
scandal at various obnoxious people.
He ttflls Fouche, under date of May,
1805. to get some articles written about
Princess Dalgorouki, "who allows her
self to gossip in a most improper man
ner in Roman society. Y'ou know
that she lived for a long time with a
certain singer; that her diamonds, with
which she makes such a sensation,
came from Potemkin, are tlie price of
her shame. It will be easy for you to
hear all sors of stories about her, and
to cover her with ridicule." Napoleon
was angry with the princess because she
was intimato with the queen of Naples
and with Madame de Stael.
The Count B.'ugnot, who served Na
poleon long and faithfully, has given
us glimpses of the talent of his imperial
master for minute detraction, but never
showed the great captain iu tho light in
which he exhibited himself in this and
one or two other letters.
At the same time that Napoleon em
ployed hundreds of spies in every polit
ical and social circle, he had the utmost
contempt for them. He considered them
merely as his creatures, and if one ot
them dared to express an independent
opinion, Napoleon was enraged. "What
is this I hear about D ,"he writes to his
minister of foreign affairs, "and tho lot
of wretched stuff that ho sends you?
Rid me of this fellow! Do not allow
your secret agents to occupy themselves
with anything except their spying. How
long is it since they began to mingle in
politics? D has no business to know
whether my army is well or badly placed
whether or no I have to fear caolition
of the forces of all nations. It is abso
lutely absurd that a man who livei in a
corner of the world should pretend to
know what is going on."
Tho Death of Josephine.
Darkness and clouds surrounded tho
pathway of Napoleon. In vain he
struggled to retrieve his fortune. The
last engagement at Leipsic decided his
fortunes lor the time and cou&igued him
Napoleon was an exile, but in his re
tirement he did not forget the only being
ho every really loved, his Josephine. He
immediately addressed a letter to her,
breathing the same spirit toward her
that he had always manifested, rather
congratulating himself that his head and
sp.rit were freed lrom the enormous
weight of care, and intimating that
hereafter his pen should be a substitute
for the sword.
"Tho world," said he, "has as yet only
seen myself in profile. I shall s-how my
self in full. How many things 1 have to
disclose! How many are the men upon
whom ti false estimate has been placed !
I have heaped benefits upon millions of
wretches I What havo they done in tho
end for ine? They have all betrayed me
yes, all. I except from this number
the good Eugene and yourself. Adieu,
my dear Josephine. Be resigned, as 1
am, and never torget him who never for
got, and never will forget, you. Fare
well, Josephine. NAroLEOX."
Upon reading these tidings so terrible,
Josephine was overwhelmed with grief,
aud immediately answered his let
ter, breathing tlie same spirit of de
votion to him 'who w:w once her
husband that lutd always characterized
her noble heart, and entreated him to
say but the word, and she would fly to
him. The remaining circumstances
connected with her illness and death we
givt in the language of Mr. Abbott.
A few days after tins letter was writ
ten, the Emperor Alexander, with a
number of illustrious guest3 dined with
Josephine at Malmaison. In the evening
twilight, the party went out upon the
beautiful lawn in front of tho house for
recreation. Josephine, whose health
had become exceedingly precarious
through care and sorrow, being re
gardless of herself in devotion to her
friends, took a violent cold. Tlie next
day she was worse. Without any defi
nite form of disease, she day after day
grew more faint and feeble, until it was
evident ihat her final change was near
at hand. Eugene and Hortcnse, bpr
most affectionate children, were with
her by day and by night. They com
municated to her tlie judgment ot ner
physician mat deatn was near, one
heard the tidings with perfect corn pOsure
and sent for clergynen to administer to
her the last nt5 of religion. !
anrnontatld "IZl '
killing at jlieir .W W ,
,)r0ach her, and said to him and her chil-
(ren: "I have aiwavs desired the hap- .
ninf of France. 1 did all in mv nower ;
pmne uwkui. , """"?'. lM ? f ,
f to contribute to it; and I can sa'v with I
l . .. . . !
truth, to all of you here present, at my Richard Crocks Bt Saterr.
last moments, tluu tlie R't;ftMtt,aw.edia
Napoleon never caused a single tear to . . . ,.,.. .., B. ,t.
fie called for the portrait of the em-'
peror; she gazed upon it long and tea-
derly; and then, fervently pressing it jn
her clasped hands to her bosom, family j
articulated the following prayer:
O. God! watch over aooIeon while
he remains in the desert of this world, j
Alas! though he hath committed great j
faults, hath he not expiated them by
great suffering Just, (od, tboc hat
looked into hta heart, and hast jen by
how ardent a deire for durable asd ui
ful improvements bs wa animated.
Dwgn to approve my last petition. Ad
may the image of ray husband bear me
witness that niy latosi wash and my
latest prayer were for him asd toy chti-
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shone cheerfully upon tho bed where tho
empress was living. The vesper sonjrs
of tho birds which which filled the I
groves of Malmaison floated sweetly j
upon the ear, and tho gentle spirit of Jo-1
sephine, lulled to repose by these sweet J
anthems, sank into its last sleep, daz
ing upon the portrait of tho emperor,
she exclaimed, "Lisle d'Elbe-Napoleon!"
Alexander, as ho gazed upon her life
less remains, buret into tears, and ut
tered the following affecting yet just
tribute of respect to her memory: "She
is no more; that woman whom Fiance
named the beneficent, that angel of
goodness, is no mote Those who have
known Josephino can never forget her.
She dies regretted by her offspring, her
friends and her contemporaries."
For four days her body remained
shrouded in btate for burial. Dur
ing this time more than 20,000
of tho peoplo of Franco visited her be
loved remains. On the 2nd of June, at
midday, the funernl procession moved
from Malmaison to Iliiel, where the body
was deposited in a tomb of tho village
church. The funeral services were con
dueled with the greate-a magnificence,
as the sovereigns of the allied armies
united with the French in doing honor
to her memory. When ull had left tho
church but Eugene and Hortense, they
knelt beside their mother's grave, and
for a long time mingled their prnvi-rs
and their tear. A beautiful monument
of white marble, leprcsenting the em
press kneeling iu her coronation robes,
is erected over her burial-plan, with
this simple but affecting inscription:
EUGENE AXD I10KTENSE
The blniles of corn are springing up
From the damp ground but yut
The thrifty farmer gives to each
A heavy ulsterette.
Tho Only Man.
From the Harper Grapbl -.
The Democrats of Kansas will not
make much of an effort to elect a gov
ernor if 3Iarsh Murdock is nominated by
the Republican party. Mr. Murdock is
a man, and the only man, who can bo
elected governor against tho Alliance.
There'll bo Music.
From tho Topeka Journal.
A mass meeting will bo held at nolton
on Jilnc 2 and li, at which Jerry Simp
son, 3Iik. Lease and a man who plays
seven musical instruments at one timo
will bo present.
Kansoa All Right.
From tha Junction City Ur.lori.
Commeicial moil traveling in Colorado
and Nebraska aro giving those fetatos a
black eye. Times there aro hard, and
nothing to look to for an improvement.
Business in all lines in Kanwis was never
better than this spring.
Can't Fine tho Man.
From the PonTcr RepoWIcaB.
"Anybody to beat Harrison" is tho
rallying cry of the politicians who are
dissatisfied with the present administra
tion. Theydo not beem to tnako mueh
progress in finding anybody capable of
accomplishing tliat feat, howevur.
o Wblte Man, Buzzard to In.
From th Lawrenc Jworofcl
The best thing the frindi of the Al
liance can bay for tho .organization from
a political standpoint w thatin the north
it i opposed to Republicanism and in
the south it is in favor of Democracy.
Tlie tame thing can be said of th D-rno-
j cratic party.
. f- day ago with W0JM oi
TWr Pm to have reached tho t,U?
7 "'? em "V ,
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a ywtr for controlling politics In the oity
of Now York and superintending U
TcHcb tho Child a Sons.
Prats tb' Jwtb MMMr.
Encourage your little oum to eiac;.
Music Imwens car ami Imninhm heart -acho.
Often and oftn tho word of a
song, the sweet molody. linger in th
heart after the voice m lent. and ker
ahvo the courage which had almost tU-d.
anxiety -Ami heart pain oiitwt heart dt
ow, and afUff thai quickly conp JwUh.
Song gwMtwM toll, and ft hi itftfjnUivtt
that pronts nnd (anchor should aim to
itiCTftohn thw mean of happtnaes for tho
chtid run, it for ix other rezfm than to
strengthen their ffctnd and hoart for tha
labors to bt bona; in mature joara.
A Ftaalon CandKlatfj For Governor.
Frsai U PmU jrK nj.
It would v. the height of fotty fer kn
People party at Wichita oa tarn IMt of
next month to noinirmio WilhU or I
for governor with the idra that Alhr
would be aceptubl') to Um DmmucnUa
And as tt W. I. Vinca. b at Ut
yoa&g aad not wHl 'wogh known Ut W
J.rulr cofMfclfsrcd- 7 Y. Ehlor fcfe
' more Democratic iTn&p than any ?
W9 lmt hard montid ad trfofo it
j may b.' tW tkmm of thrm week! fc
i &Qepubi u tb Dota&crat. Eldar U Uy
I far ih ott available na mmmiktwad
He did valient wrvic tor Governor IMt
ioon for cowRr m th dhtrfet x
o and lbf Democrats rofnabn
40 Years the Standard.
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