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First-class passenger rates from New York
to Chicago have been advanced to $14, and
in proportion to other western points.
A fire destroyed the moat important
bulldinps in Texarkana, on the Arkansas
side, and two squares on the Texas side, the
loss aggregating $150,000.
The democrats of Mississippi re-nominat-sd
Gov. Lowery as their candidate for gov
arnor. Geo. M. Gowan was nominated for
jacretary of state.
The extnnrivfl- hirip won! nr.ti tallow
home of O'Berne, Hoo.ick & Co., Chicago,
was set on fire by lightning. The building
was a large four Btory and basement. It iB
thought that the loss will be nearly $50,
000. A quarantine force has been put on duty
against all the ports of Mexico which are
infected with yellow fever. Numerons
somplaints of delay are already heard. A
Tuard inspects all trains from Mexico and
Returns from all the ounties in the state
of Kentucky, give Tate, democratic candi
date for treasurer, a majority of 67,599 over
Fox, prohibition candidate, supported by
the republicans. This is the tenth time
that Tate has been elected treasurer.
Attorney General Garland has decided
that pension agents are not entitled to a fee
for paying pension attorneys their dues.
The lawpaseed last winter, fixing the com
pensation of pension agents, repeals the
law previously in force which allowed them
a fee of thirty cents in each case.
"A "Washington evening paper says that
over 200 replies have been received at the
treasury department to the circular letter
calling for an expression of opinion from
manufacturers and importers on the sub-
i'ect of tariff reviBon. Asa rule the contri
utions have contained more complaint of
tne ad. valorem system than suggestions for
The secretary of war has instructed Gen.
Miles, in command of the department of
Missouri, to hold the troo in readiness
to enforce the president's recent proclama
tion in relation to the cattlemen on the
Cheyenne and Arapahoe reservations. By
the terms of the proclamation the cattle
men would be compelled to remove their
herds by September 4. The troops will be
held at Fort Reno.
An infant child of Charles 8ull)7an, of
Detroit, Michigan, died, and was prepared
for burial. Fifteen hours after death,
while the family and friends were gather
ed about the casket, the baoy began to cry,
frightening nearly every one from the
house. The father retaining his senses snd
took the child from the coffin, and it has
since been in better health than for some
The excitement among the people of the
Canary islands, caused by fears of the chol
era, amounts to a panic. They now refuse
to permit any persons from Spain to land.
They have made an exception in the case
of the governor, and allowed him to come
ashore, but received him with riotous dem
onstrations, and threw Btones at him. The
local authorities have resigned, and many
have fled to the interior from fear of the ap
proach of the scourge.
Henry and George Flechman, two
brothers aged 19 and 22 respectively, who
have been carrying on a commission busi
ness in Chicago, several weeks ago showed
symptoms of insanity. Henry's symptoms
manifested themselves in his disposition to
fling flat irons at people. Both were mel
ancholy, and could not sleep, The pbydi
cians thought their derangement was owing
to their excessive use of tobacco. They
were adjudged insane, and sent to the
county insane asylum.
A dispatch from Talledfg Ala., says that
in that county J. H. McGowan killed and
dressed a pig for a barbecue. His three
children, aged 11, 9, and 4 years, saw the
process of Butchering the pig. Next day
McGowan left home, and the children
agreed to repeat the process of the day be
fore. Having nothing, the two oldest
children proceeded to butcher the youngest
They cut its throat and hung it up by the
heels, as the pig had hung, and were pro
ceeding to d'sjmbowel it, when their
mbther discovered the horrible trf gedy.
The transfer of gold coin from the sub
treasuty at New York through the mails
has been resumed. A package containing
$203,000 arrived in New York recently. The
amount already shipped by mail is about
eleven million dollars. It is learned that
the original intention was to have transfer
red gold from 8an Francisco to New York
on the government war vessels of the Unit
ed Sta- ee by way of the Isthmus of Panama
during the recent possession of that terri
tory by the United States naval forces. The
troops were wunorawn, nowever, nefore
the plan coald be put in operation.
A dispatch from Chicago says: "A cattle
disease, alleged to be Texas lever, has de
veloped here, and is creating considerable
excitement among the cattlemen. Two
weeks ago Michael Brothers, a large cattle
man near the city, shipped sixty-one stock
cattle here from tne city of RutchinBon,
Kan. When they arrived they appeared in
perfect health. On Friday last the cattle
showed signs of being sick and already fif
teen are dead, and twelve more are down
with the disease. Veterinary snrgsons say
that it is genuine Spanish or Texas fever.
The cattle commissioner has been noti
fied John H. Oberly, the new superintendent
of Indian schools, hap made a report to the
secretary of the interior in relation to the
condition of the Chiocco Indians. The
schools comprise the industrial eohool, lo
cated in the Indian territory, and the Has
kell institute at Lawrence, Kan. The re
port ftates that at the Chiocoi school there
are 176 pupils. They have only two teach
ers, both young ladies, and Superintendent
Oberly says they are overworked. The
male pupils are taught farm work, and the
females are taught general housework,
sewing, cooking, etc. Superinterdeut
Oberly speaks in the highest terms of the
institute where he says the pupils are rap
idly acquiring a know ledge of the English
Considerable excitement has been caused
in Cohoes, N. Y., by the strange sights at
the residence of Mrs. Thomas Wood, whose
infant ohild died recently. While the un
dertaker was preparing the body for burial
one of the party present suddenly declared
that the figures of a cross ard chalice could
ba Feen on the white cloth that covered the
child's face. The others looked and saw
the figures. "Word went out of the wonder,
and people flocked to the house until it be
came necessary to call on the police to keep
back the crowd. The cloth was frequently
wet with water, but the figures remained.
The spots where thfy were outlined were of
a glistening whiter shade than the remain
der of the c'oth. When it was wet about
12 o'clock that dny the shadow disappeared.
Many believe it to have been a miracle.
A sensational story ha& just leaked out at
BarHaibor,Me., the substance of which iB
asfollowr: While a prominent politician
of New York city, a special friend, oi Gen.
Grant was visiting the fl igship"Tennessee,"
with a party of ladies, a certain lieutenant
on board, who was still wearing mourning
crape on his arm, indulged in slanderous
remarks against General Grant's character
and career. The politician became very
angry. On hiB return to shore, he sent the
slanderer a challenge to fight a duel. The
latter declined on the grounds chat duelling
is in violation of navy regulations. The
politician then notified the officer that he
would shoot him on sight unleas'he accept
ed. The lieutenant finally accepted, but
while the preliminaries were being arrang
ed, the admiral heard rumors of the affair,
and declined to allow the lieutenant to go
ashore, thus frustrating the duel, for the
present at Las1.
A dispatun irom Shreveport, la., says:
The state prohibition convention met here.
The attendance wss not as large as was ex
pected. After the election of officers, Rev.
T. C. Evans, Shreveport, made a statement
of the work done. A motion to appoint a
committee on resolutions created a discus
sion as to the status of the convention.
Colonel Mitchell, temporarily in the chair,
explained that this convention was entirely
independent of all present temperance or
ganizationfi in the state, and not auxiliary
to any of them. Further discussion devel
oped the fact thtt the political aspect crea
ted a suspicion in the minds of some mem
bers, which the chairman made an effort to
dispel. A committee on resolution was fi
nally appointed, and the convention took a
recess. On reassembling, the convention
elected a state executive committee, and
adopted a lengthy platform and working
rules, and then adjourned.
A recent dispatch from Chatanooga,
Tenn., says: There is intense excitement at
Dalton, Georgia, over a visit paid that
place by a band of Ku Klux last week.
There was fifty men, all well disguise,
who entered the city shortly after mid
night. They visited a house of ill fame
owned by Mrs. Jane Kidd, and the woman
and six of her boarders were dragged from
theirbeds, and each one was given fi'ty'
lashes. Some of the women are m a criti
cal condition and may die. The band that
went to the house of Tom Carver, a noted
thief, and beat him to death, after tortur
ing him for a half hour. Another negro,
named Arms tad, was so terribly beaten
that he will die. The band then notified
several persons' to leave the place at once
or they would be killed. No clue can be
had as to the identity of the-n. The mob
took in all the disreputable houses, regard
less of the color of the occupants. They
went to the mayor's office and left a list of
those under mob surveillance. The whole
affair was an effort to rid Dalton of the bad
characters that infest the town,
language and are doing as well in their in
dustrial and mechanical training as in
their studit s.
The wife snd three children of Emile
Lireit, of Terre Bonne parish, Louisiana,
were killed, and himself and two other
children badly wounded, by an explosion
of gunpowder in his house.
Vigilance societies are beirg formed
throughout Great Britain to eniorce exist
ing laws against immorality, and labor
for the improvement of legislation design
ed to repress criminal vice..
The Rev. W. W. Downs, a Baptist clergy
man of Boston, and Mrs. Annie Taber, a
member of his flock, have been arrested on
a charge of adultery, at the instance of the
latter's buehand. The accused parson
claims to be the victim of a conspiracy grow
ing oat of internal dissensions in his con
gregation. He has a wile and eight chil
dren. W. H. Lennox Maxwell, the supposed
author of the St. Louis trunk mystery, and
who now lies in St. Louis jail awaiting trial
on charge of murdering U. Artrur freller,
has been identified as Hugh M. Brooks. A
diBpatch from London says: Hugh Brooks
is doubtless identical with "Maxwell," in
8t. Louie. He was formerly a clerk in the
office of Brown fe Ains worth at Stockport,
England. About eighteen months ago he
pasBed an examination and commenced to
practice law at Hyde.' He met with little
success. In January last he announced
that he had an important law suit in Dub
lin, which required a preliminary vitit to
London. He left Hyde taking with him a
tricycle and a photograph apparatus be
longing to Dr. Lidmerber, of Hyde, having
evidently sold his own effects to pay his
creditors. Shortly after Brooks' departure,
a curate of Hyde, who had been an inti
mate friend, also left the town. The two
men were seen together in Paris, where
they were giviDg photographic shows. The
description riven of Maxwell s effeminate
manners and mincing walk, exactly tallies
with Hugh's style. It is significant that
Maxwell sold a tricycle in Boston, and that
the number of the watch' he sold to a jewel
STOCK: B'JLTiJnTlSTO- TIECIE IB.A.SIS OF OTJI2- I3STX)TJSTiaiES.
er in St. Louis agrees with that recorded in
the books of the Hyde watchmaker, of the
watch he had sold to Hash Brooks. The
portrait of Max veil, published in a Wash
ington psper. exactly resembles "Brooks.
He was about five feet six inches high; had
a dark mustache, and square chin, with a
superclious air and a drawling voice. It is
certain that Hugh and Preller became ac
quaintel in England, and Bailed for Ameri
ca together. It is equally ceitain that Hugh
was short of funds. The fact that Hugh
dabbled in chemical experiments made the
chloroform story plausible. Letters reach
ed Hvde, which were dated at St. Louisa
couple of days prior to the murder. One
contained an Ess'er crd, addressed to
Hnen's for" tr sweethfart. The case has
aroused n u h excitement at Hyde.
A Beautiful Woman.
A woman with pleasant emile, cleai
skin, bright eye, generous expression,
elastic step, hearty-hand shake and cor
teous welcome. Bach a woman is not
the victim of debility, languor or dys-
Sepsia. She has overcome these pests
7 using Brown's Iron Bitters, the
world's great tonic. Miss Mattie Ben
son, 8onth Farsonfield, Me., says: "Aftei
using Brown's Iron Bitters for weakness
and lack of appetite and energy, I felt
like another person.'1
Noteworthy Incidents Among The Farmers
of The State.
They are shipping potatoes from Doug
las count into New Mexico.
A man in Ness county has grown 2,000
head of cabbage on hall an acre of land
Wheat and rye average eleven bush
els to the acre in Coffey count-. Oats
turned out about forty bushels.
Manhattan Republic: The farmers are
putting up hay. The crop is good and
thousands of tons will be secured.
Lawrence Herald: The pear crop in
Douglas county this year will be the
largest and finest for several years.
Millet and sorghum are doing well.
We hear of seven feet millet in south
ern Kansas, and reports from sorghum
fields are encouraging.
Dodge City Globe: Come and look at
our corn fields; we estimate the y eld at
fifty bushels to the acre on the sod this
year, and we verily bslieve this will be
a granger country after a tthile.
Independence Kansan: Corn planted
the tenth of July on the river bottoma
east of this city is now breast high, and
promires a magnificent yield. The far
mers who had faith, kept planting their
fields and don't allow the weeds and
crab grass to get the upper hand, will
none of them fail of their reward.
Independence Tribune: James Cham
berlain leaves us a hill of early corn, al
most matured enough to cut up, with ears
ten and eleven inches long, and of a splen
did quality. It was grown on up land
and he expects to harvest 50 pushels per
acre. He has a held of corn planted
July 10th, which promises a big yield.
C. M. Ralstin has left us spme sample
ears of white corn, hard enough to shell
or grind. It was planted just one hun
dred and ten days before pulling.
Seneca Tribune: Jay Nichols put in
240 acres of wheat last fall, which he in
forms us will yield an average of four
teen bushels to the acre, making a total
of 3,360 bushels. This with wheat worth
70 cents per bushel would figure out t2,
352. To break the ground, sow, harvest
and thresh the grain would cost about
$1,500, leaving a net profit of $852 on 240
acres of ground, or about $3.10 per acre,
which would be about ten per cent, in
terest allowing the land to be worth $30
per acre. If the wheat should reach $1
per bushel before he selle, the invest
ment would still be a good one even if
the yield was a half crop or less.
Newton Republican: A big crop of any
thing is always the best crop. There
never has been, will be, and never can
be such a thing as over production of
wheat or corn, or any staple used as food
for man. The cry of "ovej production"
is sometimes raised in the all, but we
never remember to have heard it in the
spring. " No farmer ever burned corn in
the winter that did not wish he had it
back in Eome shape besides ashes when
spring came. No farmer ever wasted
potatoes or let them rot in the ground
because they "wan't worth nothin' " in
the fall, who did not wish he had pota
toes to sell before the year rolled round
Even Kansas can not raise too much.
Parsons Palladium: Crops look ex
ceedingly fine and prospects could not be
better. Wheat, rye, oats and barley are
well filled and the yield of each is abun
dant. Corn is all in roasting ear and
since the earth is perfectly saturated by
a recent rain the crop is a matter of cer
tainty. No field in Hodgman county,
late or early, will yield less than fifty
bushels per acre and most fields will go
far beyond it. Potatoes and all vegeta
bles and vines of all kinds have made a
more vigorous growth than any we have
ever witnessed elsewhere, touched as
they seem by a wand of magic and
caused to spring forth, climbing and
growing with surprising rapidity, giving
cheer and courage to those who put forth
the effort lojriant them.
Miss Bayard once more presides
oyer her father's household at Washington.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29,
Several meteors have fallen at Harper
The Minneapolis Messenger thinks a
foundry is one of the pressing necessi
ties of that tow.
Republic County Pilot: Cuba is but a
little over a year old and can show a
population of over 400.
Kirwin Independent: The churches of
Kirwin give unmistakable evidences of
prosperity. There aie still a large num
ber of the citizens of Kirwin however,
who never attend church.
Norton Champion: Hebert C. Kelley,
attempted to commit suicide last week.
He got some laudanum from the city
drug htore for a fabled s:.ck horse, went
to his room and drank an ounce and a
Chanute Times: About eleven months
ago B. F. Peery was picking his teeth
with a piece of broom straw when it got
away from him and worked into one of
the salivary ducts leading to the glands
of the neck and gave a great deal of
trouble. Several unsuccessful efforts
were made by different doctors to re
move it. Last week Dr. Courtney remov
ed it, and found it to be five-thirds of an
inch in length and a substance weighing
'.wo grs. had formed on the straw.
Dodge City Coicboy: The other even
ing the clerks in the store oi York-Parker-Draper
were quiet and dumbfounded
for a few moments caused by a young
man named John Woodruff, falling dead
across the counter. The circumstances
are these: Woodruff, a freighter between
Dodge and Tascosa, Texas, went into the
store with a Winchester rifle, informing
the clerks that it was not loaded, only an
old broken shell remained in the, gun.
Frank Conner handled the gun and
snapped the trigger at different times.
Geo. Martin, one of the cleres, picked it
up and commenced admiring it when he
snapped the trigger. The broken shell
exploded without any noise, shooting
Woodruff through the right eye, and
blowing his brains out instantly.
Burden Enterprise: The corn crop tor
Cowley county is well assured. The
partial failure of the wheat caused much
of it to be plowed up, and corn was put in
its place. The web worm destroyed some
of the latest planted corn, but persons
who have traveled much over the coun
try claim that we shall hsve from twenty-five
to thirty per cent, more corn than
has ever been raised in any one year.
The question arises, what shah we do
with it? We would say, don't sell it to
be shipped, nor for 15 or 20 cents per
bushel. The late order of the president
in regard to the lange cattle will cause a
great many to be driven into this state
to finish fattening for the market. This,
with other causes that are now in sight,
lead us to think that instead of shipping
corn east, we will be shipping corn from
Kansa3 City to these southern tier coun
ties. E. F. Knight, of Hodgeman, and his
hired man and boy met their death the
other day by suffocation from
damp air in a well at thai place in the fol
lowing manner: It seems that Mr. Knight
and his hired man went to the well in
the morning before breakfast, to clean it
out. Knight went down into the well
and was immediately suffocated. Some
time elapsed before the hired man be
came aware that anything was wrong.
He supposed Mr. Knight was busy and
did not investigate at once, but finally
went down to see what was wrong, and
met the same fate. The two men being
away an unusual length of time the
hired boy was sent to hunt them up, and
knowing that they intended to clean out
the well, directed' his steps that way.
He descended into the well to see what
they were doing and thus became a vic
tim also. The well was about twenty
eight feet deep but only two feet in di
ameter, and all efforts to get the bodies
of the unfortunate men out were of no
avail, until sometime after the accident
A man was found buried in a ravine
near El Dorado, Butler county, and indi
cations pointed to a foul murder. The
man had been buried face downward
under about a foot and a half of earth
and sod. The job was so well done that
but for an accident the body would never
have been found. A shallow grave had
been dug in the nrass, the body put in
face downward, the grave filed up, the
sod placed in position, and a fire built on
the spot. -There was nothing about the
man to identify him. He had on a white
shirt, brown overalls, and was without
shoes or hat. He Was about six feet in
height, and apparently about 30 years
of age. The body had evidently been
buried nearly if not quite two months.
A spade bearing the initials of 0. C. K.,
had been found near the spot some time
ago, and also a frying pan, and the char
red blade of a butcher knife. A blue
shirt and a red flannel under shirt were
also found near the spot several weeks
ago, but it was thought they had been'
thrown away by campers. The body
was discovered by a d- g belonging to a
stranger by. the name of Hamilton, who
camped near the spot. The dog began to
dig and whine' at the spot, and finally
scratched out the knee bone of the corpse.
There are some suspicious circumstances
connected with the murder. All we can
say is, that a terrible murder has been
committed, and that the murderers have
covered their tracks so well that they
may never be discovered.
Items of Interest Concerning Them.
Mrs. Mary Croll was declared insane
at Wichita, recently.
Mies Alice M. Junken, who has held
the office of register of deeds in Dickin
son county several years, is a candidate
before the republican county convention
for nomination for reelection.
There are 10,256 white females in Ly
on county, against 11.350 males, and 572
colored females against 602 males. The
population in that county is pretty evenly
divided as to Bex.
Mrs. Robert Klein wa3 found dead in
bed at her husband's home near Hol
ton, Jackson county, the other day. She
had complained of feeling unwell a few
hours previous. Heart disease was the
cause of her death.
Hiawatha World: A Sabetha girl was
struck by lightning while dressing for
her wedding. Without turning around
or taking the hair pins out of
her mouth, she simply remarked: "You
girls had better stop flinging your old
shoes till we get started."
Ft. Scott HeraU: A colored woman
named Addie Bean was brought tojail
the other day from Mapleton by Consta
ble A. C. Tippie. She was arrested for
excessive cruelty in beating a child, and
was bound over in $300 for trial on the
22d, and in default was brought to jail.
Lawrence Herald: Miss Endolph, the
newly appointed Latin assistant at the
University, is a graduate of Hiram col
lege, Gen. Garfield's old college, and was
educated under the well known Presi
dent Hinsdale. She is a fine classical
scholar, and a young lady of great intel
lectual attainments. For the past two
years she has been teaching in an acade
my at Cleveland, and is welL fitted for
her position. She will be a full assistant
Dodge City Globe: A poor woman,
whose husband died in Colorado, and
who. is making her way back to Missouri
with two little children, over land with
a team of burrows, was in the city last
week. She was out of funds and stated
her condition to Judge Cook, who step
ped out on the street and in less than a
half hour returned with sixteen dollars
and seventy-five cents, subscribed by the
always liberal people of Dodge City,
which the judge gave to the woman ind
she went on her way rejoicing. It will
be haid to make that woman believe
Dodge City is a bad town.
Wichita Eagle: A singularly distress
ing case of female depravity and the ef
fects of dissipation and probably beer
and morphine waa witnessed recently at
the Union depot. A well known young
woman of the town arrived at the Union
depot on the street car. Alighting from
the car she went into the depot waiting
room and in a few minutes 'fell upon the
floor apparently dead. The employees
telephoned to the city for a physician
and a policeman. A doctor repaired to
the scene and administered some medi
cine and left. She was removed to the
poor house. Her real name is unknown
to the reporter and the name she is gen
erally known by is hardly the proper
one to appear in print. The doctors have
but little hope of her recovery.
Junction City Union: Our attention
has been called to the following adver
tisement in the Kansas City Journal. We
cheerfully contribute the extent of our
circulation to the relief of the widow:
Wanted I am a widow and feel the
need of a husband's love and home. Will
some good honest wife, correspond with
Mr3. L. A. Dayton,
Junction City, Kansas.
We understand the boys in the court
house answered the widow, representing
a middle-aged man worth about $25,000,
with some other virtues, and requested
the widow to pass Rockwell's corner at
four o'clock, and to wear a white hand
kerchief about her neck. The hoodlums
gathered, of course, and the boys saw the
Miss Loretta Cavander, of Topeka,
claims that during the latter par o f
March or the first of April, 1885, Chas
teen Hughes communicated to her a con
fession to the murder of I. M. Smith, at
Kansas City, Mo., in January, 1881. It
will be remembered that Smith was
found in an insensible condition and it
was supposed that he had been thrown
over the bluff wall and murdered or
that he had cammitted suicide. Hughes,
the Cavander woman claims, did not'im
plicate himself in this murder bat mere
ly acknowledged himself to be an ac
cessory after the facts. The story of .the
confession as told by Miss Cavander is
not generally accredited to be truthful.
Hughes now lies in the Shawnee coun
ty jail on charge of bigamy. Miss Cav
ander waa his third wife from none of
whom he had obtained a divorce. She
in now prosecuting witness in the big
amy case. Hughes denies the whole
statement about the confession and says
that he can prove an alabi.
Sparts, Ua., ns a paper called the Ish
m Jite and Times and Pianter.
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OARNO ARBtY GLEANINGS.
Particulars Pertaining; to the Posts.
U. S. Grant Post has been organized at
Elmdale, Chase county, with a member
ship of twenty-two. J. M. Rose is post
All posts of the Grand Army in the
vicinity of Mil neapolis, Ottawa county,
met at that city the other day and per-
lecieu arrangements ior a grana reunion
to be held there sometime this fall.
Leavenworth Times: The members of
the Grand Army of the Republic are pre
paring to give an amateur entertainment
shortly, to raise funds for the Grant mon
ument. They can make it a success.
Norton Courier: Dr. M. L. Bancroft
has just received a pension check for
$480 dollars, and will henceforth receive
$4 per month. It is about ten years since
his claim for a pension was first pre
sented. Ellsworth Reporter: The banner of
Lincoln Post No. 1; G. A. R. of Topeka,
carried by our old comrade A. D.Thatch
er, in the Grant funeral procession in
New York city, was tne finest banner
and attracted more attention than any
other in the whole line of march. Kan
sas leads, never follows.
Oswego Democrat: John F. Hill, local
pension claim agent, has received the
following pensions within the last week:
Joseph M. Gray, of Minerva, Kansas, in
crease from $4 to $5 per month. Samuel
Terril, of Altamont, Kan., increase from
$4 to $6 per mouth, Josephus Moore, of
Md. Valley, Kan., increase from $8 to
$16 per month, A. L. Knight, Oswego,
Kan., increase irom $2 to $8 per month.
Abilene Chronicle: Josiah Cook, a sol
dier of the war.of 1812 and of the Mexi
can war died at the poor farm last week
and was buried in the Potter's field.
These facts coming to the attention of
Abilene Post, it was oidered that the
body be taken up and given a decent
burial. A large delegation participated
in the services. The post will also erect
a suitable stone to mark his last resting
Sabetha Herald: Speaking of pensions
it was a pretty good thing to have been a
soldier and get some disability scratch.
Thousands of able bodied men are draw
ing pay from the government on the
claim of permanent disability. We have
an uncle who is a regular athlete, for
merly a policeman in New York city
and now inspector, who draws $16 per
month from the United States of Ameri
ca for disability received in the rebellion.
He is but one in a thousand who are no
more deserving of a pension than an
Osborne Farmer: The G. A, R. cf this
place are making arrangements for the
erection of a handsome monument in
memory of the comrades buried in Os
borne county. The necessary stone has
been quarried on Wm. Hull's place, and ,
portions have been brought to town,
where Lon Rose will finish the monu
ment ready for erection In trying to re
move te main shaft, which is over ten
feet long and proportionately thick, from
the quarries, two wagons have already
been broken, but Mr. Hull says the rock
must come to town, even though a wagon
be built for that special purpose.
A meeting of the committee of ar
rangements of the survivors of the bat
tle of Wilson creek was held at Leaven
worth, August 10th 1885. It was resolv
ed to hold the 25th anniversary reunion
of the battle at Leavenwortn on August
10th 1886. It wa9 further resolved that
all the survivors be requested to send,
their names, rank, reg-ment, company
and present address to the secretary for
enrollment. Missouri and Iowa papersi
are requested to copy. Meeting adjourn-
ea suoject to can oi me pretuaent.
Edward Reilly, John B. Kurto
Leavenworth, Ks. Atchison, Kb.
Winfield Courier: Mr. Secad, an old
soldier, under General Grant, was sitting
in front of the Central hotel last week,
when the procession went by, and over
heard a man by the name of John Moore
say that he did not consider General
Grant any better than many rebels. Mr.
Secad said that he fought under Grant
and did not want to hear any such talk
that he meant it and struck Moore
four or five times, making the blood flow
freely from bis face and head. Secad
was arrested and fined by the city
authorities, but the amount was more
than made up by the bystanders. J
Moore was also fined $5 and costs for
provoking the trouble.
Our Easlkh Cvvstas.
London. In a recent trade-mark roit '
it waa shown by iworn evidence that
over nine million bottles of St Jacob
Oil had been sold here daring the past
few yean. Leading chemist certify
that the sale of thai remedy exceed
that of all others; and that it is being;
recognized as the best pain-cure ever
accomplished astonishing results.
A Vienna physician has made a for
tune by selling "soul pills" to credulous
people who balieve that the nostrum will
in tome way or ocner improve uiv qual
ity of their immortal souls.
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