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Site gaitfiu. Chief.
OL. MXr-sMSR, Editor.
"WmTE CLOUD, KANSAS:
Thursday, ::::::: July 20, 1871.
That Printing matter.
It. is useless to waste words with the Donrphan
Deaoarat, on the question of County printing. On
n grade with the bird that liefoius its own nest, is
the man who sets about breaking down his own
business, which is scantily enough supported, cvrn
when ho tries to maintain half decent prices, lint
we can assure him Hint he is right upon one point
we will not do the County printing at one cent
below the rates allowed by law, nuless forced to
do so by some imported rat trjing to "run" ns.
We never liave done it, except in snch cases, and
shall resort to nuy jiossiblo "combination" to
avoid it. Wo are mm who believes our business
to be respectable, and entitled to fair living rate,..
That wo always shall stand up for, rcgardlessif
demngogne appeal to the dear people in the way of
bung-hole and spigot economy, or to allow sorao
man who lias got into public position, to get up a
little reputation for economy at our expense.
When we go into politics, we go in; lint when
we do business, we leave the politics part out, and
do not voluntarily starve ouiclf out, in order to
compel a political opponent to starve himself. If
the Democrat man had observed this rule, instead
of the rooting out process, he might have avoided
the ujiscttiiis-that he got. Hut he and his back
era took tho wrong measure of their man. They
knew there had leen an exciting local question in
White Cloud, aud that thoeounty Commissioner
residing here and oursclf had taken opjKwite sides.
They fancied that we intended to keep it np, and
embrace every opportunity to cut each other's
throat, and break np each other in business. They
imagined tliat they had only to come in with
theirlittlo proposition, and that this Commissioner
would jump clear out of the water to reach the
bait. There is where they got their eye shut up.
We have nothing to say against Mr. Syiixr, ex
cept as regards his unjust and uncalled-for war
against living prices to printers for public work.
If he wants to work for his local paper, or if the
paper wants to work for itself, we have no right
to complain; but we did object to tho attempt to
undermine the prices of laboring men, in order to
force them to comply with the notions of man who
lias not tho leafct conception of what it costs to
keep up a printing oflice. Furthermore, the Dem
ocrat knowingly misrepresents the action of Mr.
Kotos. When the publisher of tho Democrat
sneaked in with his proposition, Mr. Noyks pro-
posed to defer the matter ten days, and notify all
the publishers of the County tliat bids would bo
received. But Mr. Symxs, the publisher of the
Democrat, and outside. strikers, insisted that their
bid Bhould be accepted then and there, and tried
to force a decision of the question. It was then
that Mr. Sotes said he was authorized to put in
n bid a right which he certainly possessed as
much as Mr. Symxs did. Then the Vanocrat man
tried the game of bluff, and got beat-at it. There
is where the "jack-leg" business comes in.
The manager of tho Doniphan Democrat is not a
printer, and has but little idea of the difficulties
of running country newspapers. Wo will read
him his horoscope, if he will but heed it. Tliat lit
tle bonus of' $300 will run out, ono of these days,
and then he will have to depend upon his earnings
to keep uji his paper. The people of his town will
sour on subsidies, and will not come down so lib
erally in the future. The local paper will get to
he an old song; it will say something to offend one
liortibn of the citizens, and there will lio a party
or faction in his town who who will throw every
possible stumbling-block in the way of his busi
ness, lie will be hard rnn to raise money to liny
material and pay hands; and at last tho concern
will go under, for want of support. When that
comes to pass, he will not find Mr. Symxs reach
ing down into his pocket to keep the paper going.
He will have had the use of the tool' as long as he
wanted it, and will let it slide. And when the
oflice is packed up for removal, to start a paper in
some aspiring town on the frontier that has a lit
tie subsidy to offer, the cranky publisher will have
changed his views on the subject of breaking down
Ids ow n prices and buines to humor another
More Octi-awhy. The Girard rmt printing
office was burned to tho ground, early on the
morning of the 15th inst., by a gang of outlaws
belonging to tho Land Leaguers. Tho Jrr has
been one of tho most independent and one of the
fairest papers in that section of tho country. Its
course on the Neutral Land question has lieen
straightforward and honest, and no fair-minded
person could object to it. lint that did not suit
the outlaws who have jnt lieen bcate.n in the
Courts, but whosecmed determined tokecpnpthc
terrorism that has made the Neutral Lands, for
the last two years, a disgrace to the State. The
burning of the JYtm oflice is a fair example of
their mode of war-fare.
- Cr?" Thero arc nearly 20.000,000 acres of unpro
ductive farm lands in the State of Virginia, which
are almost equal to double the nnmlier of acres of
'farm lands now in cultivation in that State. Ex.
Vet we suppose, that among those lazy galoots,
who permit so much land go to waste right under
their noses, an immense vote conld lie polled up
on the platform of "Down with monopolies; no
more land grants to railroads; land for tho land
less." Important Mattoh. We call attention to the
Circular of the Kansas Immigration Society, in
tlds issue. The matter of which it treats should
receive attention. Kansas achieved high honor,
two years ago, by a little effort in the same direc
tion; and with a vigorous and united effort, she
can no donbt do better now. Let agriculturists
and fruit-growers look to it.
ry Iowa stands at the foot of tho list of whis
ky mautacturing States, having' bnt one distillery.
This accounts for tho hopeless condition of the
Democratic party in Iowa. If they don't start
more distilleries up there, it is useless for the De
mocracy to go to tho trouble of making any nom
inations in the State.
CP A correspondent of some laier, having
charged that an articlo in the New Chicago Tran
tcript contained falsehoods, the editor of tho Tran
script says that ho wrote the article, and that all
the facts in it were true. Perhaps his opponent
wonld admit that, and still claim that the article
lr A German philnsoper has lately lieen en
gaged iu a stndy of the peculiarities of canniK-il.
He has ascertained that there are at present alsint
two millions of the isqnilation of tho earth who
have an appetito for human flesh.
The world is pretty mneh all cannibal, if the
appetite is the criterion.
CS The Lawrence Journal, in its column of
"Kcligtons Items," copies the notice of the resi
dence of Iter. Daxa. Fox lieinjj struck bv li"ht-
jiing. If that is called a religious Item, people
will Iiegin to backslide.
iy Benjaniin Franklin, in 1791, beqnathciV to
llnston and Philadelphia each 55,000, to lie loaned
n small smns to mechanics. Ex.
From which we infer that Fkaxkux made his
will the next year afjer he died.
IV" A United Brethren preacher in Southern
Kansas, has been arrested for whipping his daugh
ter almost to death. We have not heard thatle-"
crct societies had anything to do with it
. y It is whispered among the knowing ones,
that Valaxpixciiam was fuddled at tho time of
the accident which resulted in his death.
S A D:mocratic" -.laper says the Adminis
tration hes no soul. The Democratic party has
no lusly to jn,t a souj jnto.
Jk. XiMit te a Hermit, A FiUny .
The extension of the A..T.&S. F. mad, lias
brought to light a man by the name of William
Dill. Ho lives alsint tliiee miles and n. half from
tho city. Hew a. born in IYnsjlvania, aud is of
medium height, nnd emigrated to Kansas liefore
the war, and Ruliacifueiitly servcu tnrec years wmi
invml I"itn. ItnriiiL' the war. ho spent very
little money; and at the expiration uf hi term of
sen ice, he bought I lie land, thirty-live acres,
winch he now occupies, ul nvo uoiiare mi acie.
He is sixty-seven ira of age, bis hair is long and
gray, and his body is very tilthjytud lousy. He
wears a pairuf ragged muts,4ind an old shirt
which has not been washed for montlis.
His dng-ont, or rather ,iten, is located on the
liank if Indian Crtwk, aud is about fifteen feet
square. The door bynaSfc of two hoards nailed
together in the shape of an X. AH the light and
air which gets iutfi the hovel comes in atthedoor-u-iiv.
When itrains, the water Hours through the
roof, HondiugSlro earth floor. Wo enter. What
siUHlidne-tsT In the rear end is a firo-place. In
one coniHr.aro several idd trunks, which look as
though they might have been with Noah in the
ark. On one side is an old rickety bench. From
the ventre of the roof, a box, in which he keeps his
victuals, and a bag of salt, are susjieudcd. He has
nolied, and when asked altout it, he said, "the
nits ate-the one I had, aud I have not bought any
since." He has one cow, two chickens, and an
old dog w hich is constantly by his side. The an
imals go into the den as often as they please. A
lew liroken cooKllig niensus lie annum mo uuvei,
and in anncarance. arc not behind the rest of the
outfit His principal diet is beans anil water;
and in the summer, a few vegetables are added to
his bill of fare.
The route of the road, as staked, goes directly
over his den, and he now talks of taking a home
stead. He rarely, comes to the city, and when he
does, it is by a path worn by himself in tho last
six ears. He is never seen on a public road. He
associate very little with hi neighlsirs, and they
little with him, lieeauso he is so filthy and lousy.
Some think he lias money, and is too miserly to
spend it; while others think his degradation is
wholly the result of poverty- Ho talks freely to
those who visit him, bnt'is "mum" on hispecuni
ary circumstances. One of the railroad mess
houses is vcrv near his abode, and he spends much
of his time with the workmen, who dub him "Uob
inson Crusoe, of Indian Creek." William Dill, his
den, his stock, and his surroundings, are really
worth a trip to all. Topela Commonwealth, 131A.
That railroad has unearthed what wo have for
several years lieen trying ill vain to find. Com
mend ns to a Railroad, or an army selecting ground
for a battle, to run across and disturb the reposo
of some forgotten grave-yard, dilapidated church
of the past, or living recluse who has fancied him
self withdrawn from the reach of tho world.
This man DlLL came to Kansas from German
town, Ohio, and wo have known him for almost a
quarter of a century. He was always n singular
sort of a man ; and over twenty years ago, his
mind was very much unsettled by religious excite
ment He is a liachelor, and has always had an
inclination to wander away from human society.
In tho Summer of 1660, he came to White Cloud,
to look up alocation in Kansas. That Summer he
went out w ith a party to the Little Blue, to hunt
buffalo. From some trivial cause, ho liceame an
gry with the company, and left them, saying that
there was more honesty and friendship among tho
Indians than with the whites, and ho would go
and live with them. Ho was gone several days,
when ho rctnrucd in a deplorable condition. He
had become lost, and for three days had had noth
ing to eat. He was almost starved and fatigued
to death, and was willing to associate with the
whites once more.
He returned to Ohio that Fall, and came back
hero in tho Spring of 1801. He had a few hun
dred dollars in money, and contemplated purchas
ing a pieco of land, to start a nursery. But the
war broke out ; a recruiting officer came around,
and he enlisted in line's Brigade, serving in the
Kansas Tenth until tho regiment was mustered
out during his term of service, he had spent some
time, in Topeka, and took a great notion to that
country. When mustered out, ho went there,
with what money ho had, and purchased apiece
of land on tho north side of tho Kansas River
probably the same on which he now burrows.
Dili, has a brother and other relatives iu Ohio,
who have been anxious to know what and how
ho was doing. His brother wrote to him, lint the
letters wero always returned from the Dead Let
ter Oflice. When we were at Topeka, in the
Winter of 1SGG, we managed to get a talk with
him, but he said ho had never received letters
from his brother, and thought ho had not written.
Since that, letters addressed to him have met the
same fate. Several years ago, Mr. Gcumley, of
this place", happened to meet him, but failed to
learn his exact location. Since then, no letters
could lio made to reach him, and we have repeat
edly tried to ascertain his whereabouts, for the
benefit of his friends in Ohio; but nobody could
bo found who knew anything about him. Among
other plans adopt til, we requested Jndgo Moktox
to look and inquire for him, when on somo of his
big hunts on the north shle of tho Kaw. He did
so, bnt the case proved too knotty for him. Now
tho railroad runs through his cavern, and a news
paper reporter dishes him np as a hermit, or a
Tho poor old man, ns those who visited him
cannot fail to see, is far from being in a sound
state of mind. We do not believe that ho has any
money, and think that poverty is one of the main
causes of liis squalid condition, assisted by his dis
position to wander away and secludo himself.
We hope that the Commonwealth'! intimation that
he is supposed to lie a miser, and to havo
plenty of money by him, may not tempt some
covetous scoundrel to do tho old man harm, in the
hope of securing the hidden treasure. If his
friends conld bnt manage to reach him with a
communication, they might bo able to ascertain
something relative to his real situation, and per
haps could induce him to change a mode of life
bu tiMultable to one of his age.
"'ii ' ..
rF A paper is soon to be started at Osage City,
Osage Connty, to be called tho Shaft. Kaixocii
has lately been on a visit to tho County, but we
do not know wbether he is to run the paper or
" W. W. Williams, late of tho Kmporia
Xeiet, has purchased the Tribune oflice, in the
same city, and ingoing to enlarge and improve it
Governor Hoktmax's Proclamation-. Gover
nor Hotfniau arrived in New York city ou Tuesday
night, and at once issned the follow iug proclama
tion: The order heretofore issued by the police au
thorities in reference to said procession having
lieen duly revoked, I hereby give notice that any
and all bodies of men desiring to assemble and
march in peaceable procession in this city to-morrow,
the pith instant, will 1m permitted to do so.
Tiiev will lie protected to the fullest extent invisi
ble by military and iMiIiceanthorities. A military
and police escort will be furnished to any btsly of
men desiring it, on application to me at my head
quarters, which will lie at police headquarters in
this city, at any time dnriiigthc day. I warn all
persons to abstain from any interference with anv
such assemblage or procession except by authori
ty from me, and I give notice that all powers at
my command, civil and military, will Iks used to
preserve public peace, and put down at all hazard
every attempt at disturbance, and I call upon all
citizens of every race and religion to unite with
me and the local authorities iu the determination
to preserve peace and honor of city and State.
CELEmtATINC "ItUXKKU HlIJ." IN IRELAKD.
Tho cablo informs ns that a gang of men, supposed
to lie Fenians, broke into the militia armory at
Mellow, on SatnnUv night, June 17,(the anniver
sary of the battle of Bunker Hill.) and carried off
120 rifles. A sentinel fired npon the men as they
were leaving, bnt all escapou Some of the arms
wero discovered the next morning in a neighbor
Tim raiders made a clean thing of it 'Whether
such arer wise or not, is a qncstipn on which men
will differ. Bnt, at any rate, it proves one thing
that tho spirit of nationality, and of hate to
wards English rule, still lives, as bold, as hazard
ous, and as indomitable' it has shown itself at
any time the past seven hundred years.
Toon Tad" Gone! "Tad" Lincoln the fa
vorite son of the lamented Martyr-rresidcnt, died
at the Clifton House, in Chicago, of dropsy of the
heart. Mrs. Lincoln was with him throughout Ins
entire illness, and la said to lie terribly siructed by
his death. There is said to lie much feeling in
Chicago over Tad's untimely death, and it will ex
tend throughout the conntrv. Peace to the ashes
if "Poor Little Tad."
Clevhaxd, a July 12th. t71.
Ebrroft Cmcr : Allow me to tender the "ClirJ" my wmr,
mo conMtuUtloM npon iu"uoprovd ippunniK, which
now so wrtl cnrrfupooiU with lt content. Of ll'the"iw
departures" recently taken, that of the CU4 seems to me
the most dmerving i.f praise, and promises tube tho most
bating. It is a flattering evidence of the favor In which It
I held bv IU readers, a well ma of the enterprise and ran'-
gy of ua worthy puUiaber. who has so loo; and faithfully
labored for the interest of the people generally, and wh'o
has so persistently rit snecrssfallj ventilated and exposed
.the scheme of dishonest and rascally official. The petty
jnkmateaao often exhibited by "kicr lijhts" toward the
Cltitf hare bad the effect to stimulate and strengthen it,
while IU wit and repartee have driven it opponent from the
field defeated and drmoralUtd. That it may long continue
to hold lta idace In the respect and admiration of the people.
is the sincere wish of your correspondent, who, for more
than four yean, baa eagerly antieiiiated lta arrival upon the
day when due; and when, in oneortwo instances, Itfailedto
arrive, felt no little disappolntmint thereat. There are
many others here who aa eagerly watch for ita coming, and
peruse ita pages, o that yonr correspondent 1 often met
with the query, MHaa the Ckitf come I" and seldom' indeed
has he been compelled to reply In the negative. 'White
Cloud may well congratulate herself upon tho possession of
snch a paper, owned and edited by one whose straight-forward,
manly course baa won for him the respect and esteem
not only of his own State, but of many people who base nev.
er been within the limit of that State; and I do not write
tin to natter Um gentleman, for I well know how little ef
fect It would have, bnt to demonstrate, a well aa I can, to
the citizen of the Cloud, that the Ckief is entitled to their
anppnrt, not as a favor, but aa an act of justice and recipro
cation for the great good done by the CMeand IU able edi.
tor. In watching and bollding up the interest of the city
and its inbaliitants. Xothingao surely demonstrates the
character of a city, town or village, as It newspapers, or
newspaper, aa the case may be; and nothing, not even Kail
roada, attract the attention of energetic, enterprising peo
ple to growing city, so well aa Its paper. 'White Cloud
owe the greater part of it prosperity to the CAie, and It
editor should be sustained in hi effort to build np' the city,
and people it with a class of person who will bo properly
alive to it interest, and who will leave nothing undone to
Improve and increase it
It seems tn me a great mistake was made in voting down
the proposition to Isane bonds to the amount of (23,000 for
the purpose of building a school-house adequate to the ne
cessities of the city. Cleveland, with a population of less
than one hundred thousand, has, within the three years
last past, built six large, commodious school bouses, costing
about a hundred thousand dollars each. It certainly seems
that if Cleveland can spend aix hundred thousand dollars
for school buildings, tVhlte Cloud ought to be able to devote
twenty-five thousand for a purpose in which there i neTer
a Inu, but always an Infinite gain. It I perhaps lata tn the
day to broach the subject, the proposition having once been
Is fore the people, and by them adversely decided; yet it
may oome up again, and if it does, I sincerely hope the peo.
pie will reverse their former decision.
The 4th passed off cry quietly here, there being no gen
eral celebration on this side of the river, thongh the store
were closed In the afternoon. On the west side, thecJuzcns
indulged in a real old-fashioned celebration reading the
Dtelaratlon of Independence, oration, mnsic, procession, &C.
Dnring the forenoon the rain fell in torrent,- bnt the out
side wet only served to Increase the inside dryness, to ap
pease which, there waa a very ample aupply of the material
which serves to quench thirst and beget patriotism.
Within the last'few days, wo have had two very remar
kable case of suicide. The first occurred last week, and
created great surprise and wonderment, owing to the fact
that Mr. Chandler, the would be suicide, 1 a wealthy mer
chant here, and surrounded by all the comfurt that make
life desirable. Hi family relation were, and always have
lieen, very pleasant, and no cause can be assigned for the
act which So nearly cost bim hi life, except tliat he was la.
boring under an attack of mental aberration. Just after
breakfast, he left the house, and a few minutes afterwards.
was found in the loft of a bam, with a pistol bullet
wound in bis forrhead, and his throat cut from ear to ear.
Taken to the house. It waa found that the bullet had not
penetrated the skull, and that neither of his wounds was
necessarily fatal. lie i rapidly recovering, and yesterday,
while conscious for a little while, stated thatjiabarlnra re
collection whatever of committlnif-alaseleeil. Theothercase
was that of II. IL Castle, for many years a dealer here in
photographer' stock, pictures, mirrors, Ac He has, of
late years, been cry Intemperate, and last spring uiled in
business. Since then, he lias, ontll about a month ago, ab.
stained from liquor entirely, and was talking of getting into
business again; but he could not withstand the temptation
to drink, and it lias finally cost him bis life. Last night,
almut twelve o'clock, the wa'tehman at the office of- the
Northern Transportlon Company saw him oome down the
street to the river, ami, after standing a moment npon the
dock, leap into the river, lie ran down, got a rope, and
threw it to the unfortunate man several time, and shouted
to him to take hold of it; but he did not do so, though the
rope repeatedly struck him, and he was all. the time Moating
njion the water. lie was very much bloated, would not
sink, and must have deliberately held his face nuder water
till life lied; for he was dead when taken-out, not more than
ten minutes after the fatal leap. He leaves a family, con
sUting of hi w ife and two children, who are, of conrse, ter
ribly afilicted tliat he should have taken hi own life.
We have had beautiful weather, during the entire spring
and summer, so far, and the prosiiect of abundant crop
are very favorable. All aorta of fruits promise well, and if
the weather continues favorable till harvest is over, the far
mers will hare no reason to indulge in their usual com
plaint. I shall prolnbly visit 'White Cloud during the latter part
ofSeptimberorfiratofOctolN-r, and hope to seo the city
very mneh Improved, both in point of MpulatIon and in
size and class of bnildings. K.
The Battle of the Boyne.
It is not surprising that reminders of tho battle
of the Boyne are unpleasant to Ronau Catholic
Irishmen. . Not only was it tho fini.hiiig blow to
the Romanist dynasty af the Stuarts, but tho
conduct of the Irish supporters of King Jamks
was anything but creditable to them. On the'
morning of July 12 (new style), 1C90, thirty thou
sand French and Irish soldiers, with a sprinkling
of other nationalities, composing the army of the
deposed monarch, were strongly intrenched on
the south side of the Boyne, while William's
forces, numlieriiig almut 30,000, wero posted on the
northern bank. The latter were made up of Eng
lish, French, Huguenots, Danes and loyal Irish.
William had been slightly wounded in the right
shoulder by a cannon ball on the proceeding day,
bnt in spite of this, and contrary to the ndice of
the veteran Marshal SCIIOMUERO, precipitated an
attack. Crossing the river at different places,
wading often up to their arm pits, tho Protestant
soldierscarrietlcverythinglieforethem. The Irish
infantry opposed to them showed the white feather
at once and scatteredin every direction. Richard
Hamiltox's Irish cavalry behaved much better,
though their conduct was unequal. At times du
ring the day they broke in disorder, but subse
quently showed considerable gallantry. The loss
of ttttr-rmuinished was about fifteen hundred men;
that of their conqnerors was only almut one-third
of that number. The smallncss of the losses, con
sidering the strength of the opposing armies,
shows that the fight was much less hotly contested
than tho majority of combats of like importance.
The most serious blow to the victors was in the
death of Sciiomberg, who was surrounded by the
enemy, and killed, while crossing tho river to rally
the Huguenots, who had suffered a temporary re
pulse. The ablest of the Irish leaders, the gallant
SARSFTELD,was kept from on active participation
in the fight by beiug detailed to guard the coward
For a long time after the defeat at tho Boyne,
Irish valor was held in poor repute. The conduct
of the Catholics was regarded ns proving them
destitute of soldierly qualities. That this was a
mistaken conclusion there is no donbt, for the
Irish have since repeatedly proved their valor and
their military prowess. They need, however,
good officers and careful discipline, and it has lieen
oliscrved tliat they fight better under English
officers than under Irish. Tho men who fled be
fore tho hosts of King Wiluam had been demor
alized by montlis of plundering and foraging, and
while gathered into companies and regiments,
were really nothing but an armed mob. The po
tentate for whom they were fighting kept himself
in the background, while William, the most
phlegmatic and coldest of men in civil life, was
full of enthusiasm in the field. His anlor was
contagions, and the humblest of his followers
could not resist the influence of his example.
After all, every sensible Irishman will hi grate
ful that the wretched James was beaten on that
day. A pensioner on France, his success "would
have lieen that of Louis XIV. So generally, was
this fact recognized that Spain, Austria, and even
the Pope himself were saddened at a false report
of William's death from his wound, and projmr
tionately rejoiced when the story was contradic
ted, and the defeat of JamE3 andjiis French sup
porters anuounccd. Cincinnati Gazette.
Success of the Admlmstratioic. The admin
istration of Gen. Grant has been very severely
most effectively by Republicans. Yet the general
policy with which it is identified is so plainly seen
to be the settled purpose of the country that the
Northern Democratic leaders are -exhortins their
party to contest it no longer. It is the policy of
tno Kcputmcan party, indeed, and not especially
of the administration, bnt under this administra
tion it has liecome so firmly fixed that the enemy
dispair. If this be true, it certainly shows how
thoroughly identified with the principles and pur
poses of the party the administration has' been.
We do not forget the deep Republican discontent
.with the administration of Mr. Lincoln in the
"middle and towards the close of his first term; and
we believe of General Grant's as of Mr. Lincoln's,
that it will justify itelf more and more on a reason
able investigation. Uarpertf TTeetly.
Horse Thief. A case of horsestealing created
qnito a sensation among our peaceful citizens
Thursday last, the particulars of which are about
as follows: A'young man came to the house of
Mr. T. G. Spcuccr, (living near the western line of
Brown County,) riding a horse. Mr.S. after ta
king a snrvev or the outfit had his suspicious
aroused that the horse had been stolen, and in or
der to test tho case offered to trade for the horse;
the young man not desiring to trade, ho then offer
ed to bnv the horse, this'proposition was also re
jected. Then Mr. 8. asked him where he got the
horse; ho claimed that it belonged to his father
down below Wetmony and he told Mr. S. if he
n-n.ii.1 m mill him he would Drove it Mr. S.
started off with him.but had only went a few miles
when the young man acltnowieugeii inai u
stolen horse; he had not stolen it however, bnt
was only running it off for another party. Mr. S.
got out "a warrant and had him arrested by a con
stable and brought to town, when he was taken
before Judge Babbitt, waived examination, and
was held to liail in the sum of 0 for his appear
ance at tho next term of the District Court.
The voung man's name is Charles Bussel; his
father 'lives near Robinson, in this Comity. He
claims that the horse was stolen near Severance.
He is now in our city prison, awaiting the arrival
of his father to bail him out Horse stealing is
beiug carried on at a heavy rate through Nemaha
and other adjoining Counties. Many thieves have
been caught in the last few weeks. Our citizens
should be on the alert, and come Spencer on them
as often as they can. fllairatAa Dispatch, 15I.
The Lawrence THossehas the following in re
ference to an old and respected citizen, one of the
Pioneers of Kansas, and ono of the " Old Guard"
of Freedon in Northern Kansas. It says:
"Yesterday n plain old gentleman appeared in
the Trioiise oflice, inquiring for John Speer. He
was directed where to find him, and soon succeed
ed. 'You don't know mo V said the gentleman.
Speer looked at him a minute, and said, 'Yes,
Caleb May.' The old gentleman then said he wan
ted to be identified at a hank. Siwer accompa
nied him to the First National, and said, 'I will
fill any affidavit that tlfls is Caleb May. He is a
constitutional man. He was a member of the To
pcka constitutional convention, of tho Leaven
worthconstitutional convention, and of Wyandott
constitutional convention. This is true, and he
was the only man who was in all three of our
Fre State constitutional conventions. In the
Free State struggle he was the firmest of
Free State men, Ai me lime oi ino nanani
sa war Hie organized a company of abont
twenty men in Atchison County, was arrested by
the pro-slavery men, his company disorganized
and Capt May put in prison, but he broke away
from his captors and appeared solitary and alone,
mounted on a horse, with a double-barreled shot
gun, on the battle-field of Lawrence. He is now
a farmer fof Montgomery County, an active' man,
and a good citizen, as he always was. Long live
giwd old Caleb May:"
A Christian church at Winchester wns struck
by lightning a few days ago and somewhat dam
aged. A catfish weighing onehnndred and fifty nonrtds
was caught in tho Grasshopxier river on Monday
The Lawrence Journal, noting the removal of an
old landmard, says tho old house on Connecticut
street erected Col. W. A. Phillips in 1857, has
been demolished, and a fino two story house is
being erected on the same lots a little farther to
The city authorities of Ottawa are negotiating
for the purchaso of the wire suspension bridge at
that place. The bridge will be free if the sale is
On Monday afternoon last, as Willis Paul was
engaged iu threshing near Manhattan, one of his
anus. was caught in the machine and broken in
Howard County is infested with a gang of horse
thieves that need weeding ont Mr. Pucket had
two'horses stolen, and traced them to a neighbor
hood where a gang of snspitions worthless fellows
live witliont lalmr, aud could find no other trace.
These chaps need watching and hringing.to. jus
tice. """ " "
A man named Trice was shot and killed at Cald
well, on tho 3d, by another named Brennan.
Tho particulars as wo heard them, show tho kil
ling to have been a delilsiTate and unjustifiable
murder. Brcnuun is still at large.
The Tribune says that nearly one hundred thous
and dollars will be expendedthis season in Em
poria, in the erection brick blocks, aud in adding
in other ways to the material growth of that city.
Death of Mrs. Murdock. The Emporia Daily
Xan announces tliat Mrs. Frank, C. Mnnlock,
wife of T. B. Mnnlock, of Eldorado, died on Sun
day at half-past twelve o'clock. Mrs. Mnrdock's
maiden name was Crawford. She was born iu
Marietta, Ohio, in Sept., 1840, and was the daugh
ter of a Methodist clergynuin. She was the school
mate of Mr. Murdock, nnd was married to hint in
Thejieople of Sedgwick County will vote on
11th of August on a proposition tosuliscrilio stock
in ImiiiiIs of the County to the amount of 200,000
to the Wichita & Southwestern Railroad Com
pany. The Abilene Chronicle of tho 13th says:
"On the 4th inst, a most heartless mnnlcr was
committed on tho Cottonwood, about forty nulcs
south of Abilene. A boss herder, named Win.
Chnni, told a Mexican hand to go to another herd.
The Mexican did not wish to do so, and took nra
brage at the order; watching a favorable oppor
tunity, assassin-like, he slipped np behind Chom
and shot him in the back, indicting a wound from
which lie died shortly afterward. The Mexican
mounted a licet pony and made for Texas. He
was pursued by two cow-boys, who overtook him
2T0 miles south of Abilene, and shot him dead as
he was rising from dinner. "
The Olathe Jfirror says:
"On Sunday last, Mr. Reed, near the depot, was
handling a pistol, supposed not to bo loaded, and
foolishly held it toward his little daughter and
snapped it, when the pistol was discharged, the
ball stmcking the child's forehead, making a dan
gerous if not fatal wound."
The Cottonwood Falls Leader says:
"Thursday of last week, William Dobbs, who
lives a few miles northeast of Marion Centre, was
hauling a load of grain to the stack, and ono of
tho wheels of his wagon breaking down, he was
thrown from tho top of the load, aud fell upon the
prongs of a fork. The fork had two prongs, which
entered his body iu tho region of the heart, one
prong penetrating about five inches and the other
almut three inches. Mr. Dobbs, strange to say, is
recovering. If the fork had been three-pronged,
the central prong would have entered the heart."
The Topeka Record of the 13th says:
"The nearly completed iron bridge over Cross
creek, at Rossville, fell, yesterday afternoon.
The bridge cost about $3,000, and it is estimated
that it will cost $1,000 to repair it The cause of
its fall was the water undermining the insuffi
The Olathe Mirror of the 13th says:
"Theqncston of building a courthouse in the
public square is being agitata!.
" A change has been made in the stewardship
of the Deafand Dnmb Asylum. Mr. Morrison re
tires, and Mr. Hcndrickson succeeds him. "
The Columbus Independent says: "The July
term of thoCherokse county-district -court has
been in session in this place during the week. The
docket numbers over 300 cases. 41 one of which
are 8tate cases. Up to Tbmsday evening, 25 of
these cases bad been ilisposoi of, togetner witn
several civil suits. Judge Webb is determined to
clear the docket this term, if it takes six weeks."
The Ottawa Journal says that a citizen residing
near that city, has left for a short vacation, taking
with him another man's wife. It does not give
names at this time. The husband of tho woman
was in that city a day or two since, prospecting
for the couple.
The amount of taxable property in Mitchell
County will be $175,000 this year. Pretty good
for a Connty not a year old. i ne county omcers
iu that County seem to be running matters very
A Republican newspaper, under the manage
ment of II. B. Gregory, is to be established at
The Texas cattle fever has broken ont on the
Cottonwood bottoms, two miles south of Emporia.
The total assessment in Dickinson County for
1871, is ?1,G27,7I7 a gain of nearly $100,000 over
the assessment of last year. Dickinson is fast
looming up among.tnencnest Comities in tue state.
The Fort Scott Monitor chronicles the birth of
a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. William . Robinson,
the mother of which, (a daughter of Col. II. T.
Wilson,) was lmrn in Fort Scott The Monitor
feels prond or tue event.
Who clip the following items from the Concor
dia n Dire of the 15th inst.:
Tho Connty Commissioners of Mitchell Connty
nave reiuse to orucr an eiccnoa uu iue ro-iuvauuii
of the County scat
A wind on Wednesday nicht last, unroofed the
large stone house of George Stinson, and did con
siderable other damage at Glen Elder, as well as
farther east and west
On Monday evening, July 3iL, the house of
air. O. IT. UICK-Ol DIOley iuwubuij', ndauraiiuj-
ed by fire, with its contents, while the family were
absent Loss about $I,uuu. it was not, aouui
fired by an inccdiary.
Sheriff Hibner returned from a two weeks' buf
falo hunt hist Tuesday; he went out nearly two
hundred miles. On Little Medicine he saw im
mense quantities of grasshoppers going in a
nniMnFirt. Mi-rder. Tho MarvsviUe Xocosto-
lire has received the particulars of a horrible niurs
dcr of two men eight miles east ofFairbury, on
the aftornoon of the 4th. The murdered mens
names are Walters and Pascliall, as ascertained
from papers found on tneir bodies, une was
fmm Wliitn Rock, nnd the other from Rose Creek,
Nebraska, and they were on their way to the river
for supplies. At ten o'clock in tne iorenoon mcj
passed tlirongh Fairhnry, and at this point a young
man riding a horse was observed to hitch his ani
mal behind the wagon and get in the vehicle to
ride with them. This young man has not been
seen or heard of since the murdered men wero
found, and it is supposed he is tho murderer. It
seems tliat the two' men had encamped for the
ni"ht, for their horses were unharnessed and
hitched to the wagon, and the deceased were iu
the act of getting grass for them when they were
shot. Each man had two bullet-holes entering
the back Af the head, and one was found lying
face downward, his arms still encircling tho bnu
dle of grass that he was in the act of conveying
to the horses, while the other was fonnd with his
hands closed with death's grip on the handles of
the scythe. Their remains were taken liack to
Fairbury, and an inquest held on them. The town
was in a terrible state of excitement, but nothing
definite of the dastardly villain or villains who
perpetrated the horrible crime has been ascer
tained. Found Dead. Major Dewey, Paymaster, Uni
ted States Army, gives ns the following facts : On
Sunday morning a man was fonnd dead on tho
Gulf Road, near Partington Station, probably of
sun-stroke. A Bible in his valise contained the
following: "Presented to George W. Sutherland,
by his affectionate niece, Lucy Ann Sutherland,
Fort Recovery, Mercer County, Ohio, Jnne, HZ)1
There were also letters addressed to George A.
Sutherland, which was doubtless the name of the
deceased. A diary showed that he had been in
Nevada, in St. Louis, where ho had friends named
Fealey, and that he was a tailor by trade. Age
about 40 years. Papers showed that ho was a
member of Lodge No. 5 I. O. O. F, St Louis, and
Wayne Council, St. Louis.
He passed Drvwood creek, Satnnlay afternoon,
and talked with" Mr. Toombs the bridge watch
man, his talk showing signs of mental derange
ment There was to lie a Coroner's inquest yes
terday. Inquiries as to his effects should be made
to the Postmaster at Partington. Fort Scott Mo.
The Border Sentinel tells a fearful story of the
whipping of his daughter by S. B. McGrew, a Uni
ted Brethren clergyman. It seems that the daugh
ter had been to a 4th of Jnly celebration, and a
young man by tho name of Fred. Mitchell, a mem
ber of tho same church, came home with her. lh
canse she wonld not promise not to speak to Mit
chell hereafter, he took her iuto the smoke-honse
to whip her. The story of his brutal transactions
is as follows: He first took her hands and tied
them behind her, and afterwards nulled down her
hair, which is quite long, and tied it to herhands,
drawing her head back as far as he could with her
hair. He the n put a strap around her neck and
choked her, and took a stick that he had previous
ly secured and struck her three times withit He
then dropped the stick, and knocked her down
with his fist and kicked her several times thereaf
ter. SIcGrew has been arrested and held to bail
for his appearance at the District Court
We very much regret to learn that John King,
of Mt Pleasant township, met with a very severe
and painful accident on Tnesday afternoon. He
nmini.w lusl a man eniraued iu cutting oats with a
scythe, from belaud, w hen one of the fingers of
tue instrument, as mo mower swung n luroiiKu
the grain without observing him, struck him fair
in tho eye with such force that his eye was forced
entirely from its socket. Tho wound is a most
painful and distressing one, and Mr. King will
have the entire sympathy of his many friends and
acquaintances in his affliction. He is one of the
most active, energetic and enterprising citizens of
our county, anil universally esteemed ny all who
know him, for his sterling qualities of head nnd
heart. We hope ho may soon recover from the
painful effects of his distressing injury. .1cAison
Tho New Chicago Transcript of tho 8th says:
"A severe accident occurred to n conductor
named Burrrll, of tho M. K. T. Railway, at this
station, on Wednesday morning. While coupling
cars, he wns cauuht in such a manner as to lio
thrown under a car while in motion, and ono of
tho trucks passed over Ins left and ankles, crush
ing them in a fearful maimer."
The Eldorado Times says:
"There is an excellent water power adjoining
Eldorado. Some capitalists should come here and
improve it at once.
The Clond Connty Empire of the 8th says:
"From Mr. Mclutire we learn that tho school
house west of his place, and lielmv Plum creek,
was blown down on Sunday, and almost destroy
ed. The building was lifted np and carried alsutt
forty feet and landed on one end, when it mashed
down. Tho cnni"in that vicinity was considera
bly damaged by hail."
The Baxter Springs Sentinel t the 7th says:
"On tho 4th, Ed. Lytleand Henry Enyanl, aged
respectively fourteen and fifteen, had several scrim
mages, and fiually Lytle drew a derringer and
discharged it at Enyanl, tho ball entering the left
breast a few inches In-low the heart. Dm. Street
and Bradbury were called in, aud attended npon
the suffering' lad, who was living at last accounts-"
Outraoeous. Wo learn that some scoundrel
shot a fine young colt liclonging to Thos. Ellis,
Esq., last week. Several cases ha veoccurred late
ly of cattle being cut and maimed. Tho rascal
who is guilty of these outrages ought to lie hung
to the nearest tree. We are glad to leam that
some of our citizens offer a rewanl of $25 for in
formation that will lead to the conviction and
punishment of tho scamp. Hiawatha Ditpateh, 15.
Tho Fort Scot foundry has manufactured a job
press for the Monitor oflice, and that paper says it
The receipts at the Hnmlmldt land office from
payments martu by settlers on thcOsage Diminished
Reserve average $1'-!.000 per day.
Thirty-eight thousand six hundred and fifty
dollars have lieen paid into tho state treasury by
Bourbon Couuty on the tax levy of 1870.
The Miami Republican says that during tho hea
vy thunder storm on last Monday evening, the
dwelling house of Mr. Wormley in the east part
of town, on Wea street, was struck by lightning.
The chimney was struck, and somewhat injured,
the electric fluid passing down tho spouting, par
tially melting it No other damage was done.
The Topeka Recmrd says that the Connty Board
have decided to sell the town lots of Auburn for
twenty-five cents each. When sold, an order
will be issued vacating tho town site, or a portion
Tho lmard of Connty Commissioners to-day ac
cepted the proposal of the Kansas Pacific Railway
Company, viz : To pay the Connty $10,000, in sat
isfaction of the back taxes of 1867 and 18C8.
Tho Atchison Champion of the 8th, says rifLu
sadder, the murderer of Northrnp, at Clyde :
"There was great excitement in Clond County,
respecting the murderer, and during the prelimi
nary examination, at Clyde, three attempts were
made tn get Lusaildcr and hang him. On the
fourth day he was taken to Concordia and turned
over to the sheriff, and that night another at
tempt was made to lynch the murderer. The
sheriff prevented it by calling a posse to his as
sistance." It also says that on Wednesday night last, the
barn of II. G. Baker, near Effingham, was struck
by lightning, and the barn, granary and two
wheat stacks standing near were totally destroy
ed by fire. Mr. Baker's, loss is about $1,000.
The Gamett rialndealer of the 6th says : "We
understand that the County Fair ground propo
sition is again defeated. It is plain to lie seen
that the farmers of Anderson Connty do not want
to pay for a fair ground by taxation."
The Saliue Journal of the 6th, says: "McPher
snn Connty is large in area, and has as much
tillable land as any other Connty in the West,
except Saline. The splendid valley of the Smoky
Hill pierces through the northern part of the
County, which is bordered by wide, level prairies,
which cannot be excelled for fertility, anywhere
in the State."
"We leam that the good people of Brookville
are being annoyed with a class of vagalmnds who
are endeavoring to satisfy their petty animosities
and spleenisbuess by poisoning their neighbors'
John Sherman was halted one night last week
in Baxter Springs and robbbod of a valuable gold
Roliertson. who was supposed to be drowned in
Leavenworth, turns np in Canada. He has run
away and left liis wife, and is going to Anstralia.
The people of Beloit, by a vote of two to one,
have decided to buUd a $1,500 bridge across the
Solomon at that place.
A little son of a Mr. Harris was drowned while
liathing at Independence the other day.
Romance and Realitt. A yonng preacher in
Tennessee, several years ago, believed in slavery,
preached it as Biblical doctrine, and saw a divine
plan in the whipping of men, the selling of wom
en and the separation of families. When the war
broKe ont ne was nonest enougn to nght lor what
he lielieved to lie the truth. He felt so deeply the
wickedness of the final triumph of freedom that
he could not remain in this country, and went to
Brazil with other southern malcontents. He soon
became a naturalized citizen, and then a bank
rupt According to the Brazilian law the children
of a bankrupt citizen may be sold in payment of
uu mum. uxa umua a . liuiiuujj uua VI UCU
nearly crown to womanhood, were sold for 31 "00.
He does not now believe in the divine origin of
TERKIFIC STORM KVT ST. JOE.
Damages r LUratnlBff, Baia and
From the Herald we glean the following account
of the storm" on Thursday night :
The weather jestenlay afternoon was intensely
sultry, and for some hours it was evident that a
serious change was imminent At nine o clock
there was not a breath of air, but very soon after
wards the lightning1 commenced to cast its fitful
gleams, and those who wero sweltering with heat
were also in a prayerful mood, their petition be
ing "Kive " air" "Iile saw the uasnes r "Sut:
nlng with pleasure, expecting that ashower would
soon follow to cool the air and make breathing
imssible. The scene changed suddenly. The sky,
which but a few minutes before was spangled
with stars, became clouded with the night mist,
and the whole face of nature was changed.
To begin at the centre, one blast of the storm
caused the neighborhood of the Post-office to look
like a dilapidated lumber yard; Horrigans store
was half buried in dtbrit; the joint result of a new
roof and an old awning. Tho house of Mrs. Hol
man, situated on Fourth street near Rlmond, vyas
sadly damaged. Tho Bull Head stable on iiftn
t - l.lmrn ilmm snd presents a hopeless
mass of ruins. The feed store of Councilman Hil-
debrandt was also brougnt down, auu out umo
was left to show its site. On
4t.n.;.lonennf Mrs. Anna Hamilton, inst north
of Jule street, when we visited it last night,secmed
almost a complete wreck. When the storm com
menced, Mrs. H. and daughter went down into
the basement, soon iney neaiu a leimic ciuau,
the north wall of the houso caino tumbling down,
.1... -r n-a tnrn off.i rood portion of the build
ing, and the rain poured through into all the
rooms in torrents. Whether the destruction was
caused by the wind alone, or whether wind and
ii"btning comumeii in lueir iui i un.nuj, ..j
inmates could not say. The loss to Mrs. Hamilton
mini 1m mnrn than a thousand dollars.
Horr & Bros., north of Black Snake bridge, had
their store front blown iu and nad ineir stock
The Headquarters known as the Eagle jaloon,
aitnnted on Second street north of the bridge, had
tho front blown in. Alltheawningsinthatneigh
rmrhnnd wero blown to raffs. Tho house of John
Harness had its iron front demolished and its roof
On Main street. Faircloneh's flonrins mill sus
tained considerable damage. The engine house of
the mill, the smoke-house and lire-walls were
-Tho old Weimer buildinir was blown down.
The Occidental Hotel had the kitchen roof
It. P. Lyon's residence, opposite the Occidental,
hail the windows all blown out, the walls shatter
ed, and the rooms were flooded with water.
There was a general uprooting of trees' and
smashing of signs on .Main street.
The Francis street Methodist Episcopal Church
was struck by tne lightning and linilly damaged.
The Saratoira saloon, ou Francis, between Sec
ond and Third streets, is a sorry looking wreck,
and these but feebly represent the damages sus
tained in that particular ncigliimrnood.
A house of Mr. Beattie on Eigth street, was
blown down, nnd the occupants escaped miracu
lously, i lie grocery oi u. 1. Connor in iiuxieys
Hal! was damaged by water tn snch an extent
that it is now impossible to determine which is
coffee aud which is sugar. Tho water is two feet
deep in his cellar, hut he is fortunate, compara
tively sieaking. for on Second street, Horr has
seven feet aud . U. Hammond nvo Ii-et, in tneir
basements. Among tho damages at Huxley's
Hall, J. W, Moore sustained a serious loss, all his
clothing being either lost or badly damaged.
Kercheval mill, at the comer of Seventh and
Olive streets, sustained severe injury.
We heard of considerable damage on this street
in the way of tcaringdownsigus,andsome, though
not serious damage was done to buildings. About
twenty feet of the roof of tho' Pacific Honse was
blown off. The Saunders House, webclieve, stood
its ground bravely and escaped comparatively nu
ITIOIIE OF THE STOR.1I.
From tbe St Jnsepb Gazette, Klb.
OVER THE JUVER.
As previously stated, the main forcoofthestorm
only extended'three miles the other sidu of the
river. At EIwihmL however, the storm was par
ticularly severe. Tho round-house and black
smith shop of the St Joseph and Denver City
Railroad were picked up and carried off no one
knows where. President Steele aud Superinten
dent Barnard went over early yesterday morning
to hunt up the remnants of the buildings; but up
to a late hour last night they had only succeeded
in finding two rafters, and half a pound of shingle
nails. Mrs. Baxter's house i:i Elwood was also
lifted from its foundation and carried off iu the
breeze. Tho timlier for three miles west of El
wood was blown iu every direction, and a perfect
blockade existed on the macadamized road yes
terday, occasioned by the falling timber.
TEURIIILE TRAGEDY IN" XFJIAIIA COUNTY.
Although the storm did not extend very far
west, quite a gale seem seems tn nave visited fte
maha couuty, Kansas, resulting in a terrible acci
dent, the particulars uf which we rather from J.
E. Taylor, Esq., one of the leading attorneys of
beueca, wno arrived in tne cityyesteniay. About
a mile and a half southwest of Seneca a man
named Westfjll, some sixty-live years old, resided,
with his two daughters, one aged thirty years and
the other twelve. A quiet, good citizen, he had
pursued tho even tenor of his w ay, nnd won the
esteem of all who knew him. Early yesterday
morning one of the neighbors noticed that the
house in which the old man resided was blown
down. He started over to the place. As he ap-
riroached tho spot no signs of life were visible.
le wedged his way in among tho ruins of the
fallen house, only to witness a spectacle that waa
calculated to chill the blood with horror. Buried
beneath a mass of fallen timlsrs lay the old man,
his grey hairs clotted with blood, his features dis
torted with pain, and each of his arms encircled
around one of his children. He was lying near
the door of the cellar, having evidently endeavor
ed to reach that place to escape the terrors of the
elements without True to tbe instinct which
God has implanted in the parent's breast, in the
very last moment he bad not forgotten the loved
ones of his household, bnt gathered them iu his
arms, determined that all should live or die to
gether. The youngest child was dead her fea
tures covered with blood and her fair luiirtangled
in the ruins that lay scattered around. The eldest
daughter still lived, but crushed and bruised and
bleeding, could only murmur the words: "Help
me, friends I am dying," and expired in a few
moments. In a very short time, a number of tho
neighbors assembled the. bodies were removed
from the ruins and conveyed to a neighboring
house. During the morning scores of neighbors
called to gaze npon the sad spectacle, and iu the
afternoon the remains of the old man and his two
children were followed to the grave by a large
concourse of people. The sad affair has thrown a
gloom over the entire neighborhood.
DEATH OF MRS LOVELL AXD MR. IIEXRT R. BLAKE
MORE. By far the most painful occurrence of the night,
and which was really heartrending, was the kil
ling by lightning of Mnu LucyLovell and Mr.
Henry R. Blakeinore, at the residence of Mr. Thos.
Kiger, about five miles southeast of the city, near
Saxton's Station, on the Hannibal t St Joseph
The house is two stories high, with three prin
cipal rooms and a hall on each floor. When the
storm came on, Mrs. Lovell was np stairs in one
of the back rooms of the house, reading from the
Bible to her little daughters. The windows of
the room having blown open, she took, her chil
dren and ran down stairs with them, and passing
from the hall door into the bed-room adjoining,
pnt them on the bed and kneeled by the side. In
this position she was killed.
Young Blakeinore also came from the second
floor and was yet in the halL The bolt which
killed them came down a chimney in the centre of
the honse, and followed the partition between the
ball and the bed-room in which Mrs. Lovell had
placed her children. The electricity followed the
walls and partitions, and literally shivered to at
oms the doors and articles of furniture contiguous.
In the room in which Mrs. Lovell lost her life
were Mr. Kiger, who was severely and painfully
injured, bnt not fatally, as yesterday revealed; al
so Mrs. Kiger, who was slightly scorched. A
yonnger brother of Mr. H. R. Blakemore was also
almve stairs, but had not yet descended.
There were also in the house at the time, in
other rooms, Mr. Phil. Ilelsley and Mr. Chrisman,
who were both more or less shocked, thelatter not
reccrering for some time.
Axotcier Swindle. The latest new scheme for
swindling the farmers is on the tapis. The arti
cle now offered is a wronght iron plovr; point, fit
ting into a hollow square, tbe economy of which
is wonderful. Those who have been bitten find
that wrought iron plow points cost more apiece
inan iue eniire snares oi aawi uiiu. .- ucMn
Eoint swindlers are understood to be making a
nrried sweep through the country, papers desi
rous of saving their patrons' pockets will direct
attention to this swindling scheme. It cost the
farmersof the east abont two hundred thousand
dollars. Ex. . . , ,
W6 gladly give the above a place, in order that
the farmers of Kansas may be warned against
these wrought iron thieves. The farmers should
always patronize the legitimate dealers in their
own towns, and let traveling humbugs pass along
5 Tbe pope to Victor Emannel Glve me back my
Borne." V.E. to the pope TtoX'ono."
X2f The daughter of Owen Lovejoy has been appointed
postmistress of Princeton, HI.
f Ohio la being actively canvassed brsmontenerj-et.
ieeorpa of chicken thieves. TbeJMoplo find tbem an agree
able chango from book agents. Bolton Tvtt.
ty A proverb and s fact are thna, with a perceptible
flavor of malice, pat In juxtaposition by the Huston iW:
"Those whom the gods love die yonng. Greeley is sixty.
Cc Major Wm. McDiarmid. a printer in tbe once of the
Cincinnati Time. Is ninety years uf age, and nseit to set np
Walter Scott's poema from the original manuscript.
V There la a school teacher In Massachusetts who, it
Is said, sometimes, for prmlshment, compels her scholars to
It is a curious fact that not one of the German war
contractors has been made rich.
r- A hnpefnl yontb In Fort Wayne, after tcarfiilly ac
cepting a Bible from hia aunty, walked off and exchanged
it lor a copy of Bret rfarte's poems.
l"3f A respectable lady at Pittsburg, tbe other day. wa
pumped for poison and yielded an overdose of brandy.
P Bhode Island claims tu have the oldest bell in the
wnrbL The ancient bell of what used to be known as the
"Butterfly Factory," in Smithfleld. bear date 1263. It was
brought from Cuba many years ago.
r" They utilize foreign noblemen in San Francisco. A
saEVm keeper hires one heir tn a long line of ilhutrioua
ancestora, bnt no cash at six dollars a week, to clean bot
tles. jy Mr. Thomas Cnllen. the Philadelphia Juror, who
preferred to "rot in a bastile rather than sit on a jury with
snigger," and was sent to jail for contempt of court, now
mats to get out on any terms, lie has arrived at the con
clusion that "niggers" are better than "baatiles" after alL.
p President Grant saya that to imprison Jeff Da
via wonld be like imprisoning a newspaper. We knew be
fore that Jeff Davis waa arrested in petticoats, and more
lately that he had been called a "ghost ;" bnt it is really
novel that he should be taken for a ahect.
pGcn. Bobert Toombs is against the new departure.
TIedeclares that he "would sooner vote for Horace Gree
ley, than for any Democrat upon such a platform." That
la all right, and Toombs ia not so big a fool aa he seems.
Let bun stick to tho Farmers and Mechanics candidate
V. r. San.
fp A Missouri lady waved a red flag, stopped the train,
and asked the conductor for a chew of tobacco for her old
53 The supreme court of Ohio baa derided that altera
church has incurred anv liabilities on the strength of sub
scriptions, tbey are legally binding.
Hj Spotted Tree Toad, a noted chief of the Pi Utcs, U
no more. He waa vanked to the happy hunting grounda of
hia fathers in a gallant but unsncceasful attempt to lasso a
lightning express train on the Pacific road.
ft It is understood that when the President starts tn
CalUornfa, the San Francisco Committee on Present wilt
mcethirnatChe, enne. in order to ascertain whether he ex
pects real estate, or gold, or both. Courier-Journal.
r" Ben Wade Is described in Santo Domingo aa a per
ambulating battery of expletives. Ilogton I'ojtL
P" The Haytien official insisted npon drinking Mr.
Sumner's health, to the Commissioners disgust. liotton
r"r" Adjutant General Townsend la the embodiment of
order, and hia office in Washington reflects the man exactly.
All his furniture, even down to pena and pen wipers, ia at
right dress always. President Grant la reported tn hare
said the other day: "When Townsend dies, I think they
will indorse bim w ith red ink. 'War department, A. G. O
wrap bim up in red tape, and stick hun away in a pigeon
r? The Galveston Xrvl concludes an article on "The
DiKaima of the Democracy," by saying that, in order to
successfully fight the Badicala, -we (the Democracy) mut
take the Constitution a It ia, and do the best we can with
it and under it-"
f Some Pennsylvania Democrat suggest the following
atartling ticket for their party'a acceptance in the next
campaign : Gen. Sherman for President, Gov. Geary for
Vice-President, and Carl Schurz fur Secretary of State, or
anything else be wants.
rgf The Titusville Herald saya: "Bret Ilarte cannot
take a part in tbe procession in thi city on the Fourth, but
send an original poem, entitled "Blear-ejed Bill, the Bald
headed Pile Driver of Bed Hot." It commences thus :
Struck a well I You bet forty feet in the sand !
A thousand barrel! If she ain't, I'll be deluded.
"The rest of thi charming poetry will be duly given."
tj& Mr. Steven, of Laporte ImL, bad only been married
a week when be detected hia wife pouring hot te in hia
ear as he slepL He aaya he ha never lieen married befom,
and don't know what the usages of society are, but bn
thinkaaneh acta lay a wife open to anspicion of lack of af
fection, or something of that kind.
CP The Worcester Gazette says that "the gentleman
fnmi Kansas, who came here a week ago to marry Mrs.
Williama, and fonnd her under arrest for extortion and lar
ceny, ha found another mate, and left with hia new wife,
for tbe West, yesterday."
p?A Virginia man thought tn hate aomenlce fun In
frightening a ly by placing panther, clothing himself in s
pauther skin, and suddenly appearing liefore him in tho
wuutlanearlii house. But tbe Isiy faded to see the joke,
pssl a it was. lie just went back to tile bouse, got hi fa
ther's ntle, rested it on a fence and shot that panther, and
there wa a funeral from tliat man' late residence two dat -i
rp Among the innumerable" artielea sent to Captain
Half to cheer hi journey in the Polar region, waaa tin can
carefully scaled and lalielled. "not to be opened untd thei
Polaris baa reached the Arctic seaa." But on it passagn
to the navy yard it met with an arrident, and the secret
leaked ont. It waa a can of patent axle grease, with which
Captain UaU. or hia snrvirorn, were affectionately rennest
ed to lubricate the axleof tbia venerable planeL
Itr A Vincenne editor, baring exaggerated about moa
qnitoes, theCalniUsterin retort: "Tbey usually doget
the better of quite everybody who get drunk anil sleep
out in the chaparraL"
11 An Illinois "editor" who hasn't departed, see in a
eotemporary : "A fly-blown, stinking, treacherous carcass,
made up out of hell otT-couring."
t"?A so-called religion iaiierat New Vork iof opin
ion that "the democrat having voluntarily luidotie4 suite
chief and vital objettion to the republican platform, ou-bt
logically to join the republican party." This is true; but
it I of Ijttle use to talk to tbe democratic party about logic.
Instead of telling them what they may do logically." tell
them bow to get into office and they won't mind the logic
J"? George Francis Train made thirty four speecbe in
Marseille in eleven data. Long before he got through,
the mayor, at the earnest repiest of the inhabitant, tele
graphed the Prusians to come on and take the place,
I! A Hartford man was taken sick a few daya since.
Hi physician said it waa a ease of measles, and gave him
medicine. The next day. disiutisfleiL be sent fur doctor
number two. He said it was typhoid feaver. and gave him
medicine. The third day, still discontenteil. he called doe
tor number three. He sent him to the hospital, declaring
it waaa case of small pox. In three daya he waa out. hunt
ing for a lawyer wbo would bring suit for damage against
somebody, because ft waa only an attiek of cryaipela.
r" Mrs. Fair' remark. "If pour, dear Crittenden were
alive, he wonld get me off," 1 only paralleled by the young
ster w ho murdered hi father ami mother, and didn't think
the judge "orter hang a poor orphing."
" A countryman, shopping in Lawrence. Mass, on
Saturday, atole a ride on the sprinkler of the watering cart.
The driver pnlled the valve lever, and the countrymen rose
about three feet into the air, coming down wetter bnt wi
ser. General Spinner called on the Bothschilda.at their
London other, and after waiting a bmg time in their anto.
room left. He waa eiecdily followed by an apology, but
returned the message that we do not treat even dogs In
that way in America.
t- The centenary of Sir Walter Scott's birth take
place on tbe 9th of Angnat,and impoaing ceremonies am
now being projected by hia admiring countrymen for lta
celebration. The committee tnr the purpose fa oompoaed
ofall tbe xmMt distinguished literati and publlo men in, the
kingdom, nnd. among other things, tbey will try to estab
lish a memorial in the University In connection with tha
great author's name.
fr Potato buss are a deadly poison when eaten In lares
Spring to rrcrult fur next winter
rp-ooh Atwun, of Lima, Indian, reee.reti aratutet
Jll In ti naail nnrlafi than UA - tkai of H.i...
WBH III 1MB uiasi, iHimi oaasD Kl( vau , tue ISSIUI VI sflHTuaa
town, Canada. Oct, Ut, 1SIJ. Tbe ball could not be fonnd
nutil a fortnight aince, whan it worked ont Into hia month
through the roof, causing hia death nearly 20 yean after
f """" The Couritr Journal aavalf BobToomba don't Ilk
the new departure, he ought tn get up one of hia own, and
auggeat that ten cents worth of atrychnine wlU do It.
FT A church In Little Bock. Arkanaaa. bad to emnlor
anotner preacher because tbe deceased Interfered with a
dog fight which one of the young male converts hail act
agnfng in front of the pulpit In the mldat of the service.
The youthful convert tired at tbe pastor. lie said he be
lieved ft waa hia dog light, and be wouldn't stand any for
t9 The widow of the late Rev. Eleazer Williama. tho
"lost Dauphin." I still living near Green Bay, ami shows
tbe retnafna of greatphysieal beanty. The present Dan
phln, hia aon, John Williama, la engaged aa Bailing maater
on one of tbe lake ateamera. and resides at Oshkosh. He la
now abont forty, but haa none of the aecompliahmenU of
ty Xot even the Klcbmond Enquirer can relish tbe Ides
of Alexander IL Stephen turning editor, and It frankly
aaya that it did bone that he would remain silent "at least
until after the presidential election."
tjp" Several years ago a Virginia plantergaveonoef hia
alavea, A likely boy, hia freedom. After tbe war the plant
erremoveai to Oregon, and recently baa received from tho
negrw, as s token of remembrance and gratitude, the right
to taattfactare and aeU in the Pacific State a patent win-dow-fastener
Invested by him.
17 The receipt which Carl 8chnrs gave In November.
lfQoTfar the money be used for the purpose of delivering
Pnt. Gottfried Klnkd from the penitentiary of Spandau,
Bear Berlin, waa recently sold tn that dry for ITS.
" Tha mother of President Lincoln la buried near
GsartryviUe, Ind. j sad a a new railroad la projected near
tha spat, the aarveyors sad engtneer dabbed together, re-,
eeatly, to erect s aaitable inotnuoent over the isroaina.
OTA western Journal anggerta that "if the demoeratio
papers bad only shown one-half tbe seal In fighting Jeff
Davis when b waa president of tbe rebel confederacy, that
they sow crises ia fighting him when he la only the presi
dent of life insurance company, tbey wonld have dona
the state soma aenrlee.
ty John Olvany. of Michigan City. Is the but hero
whom few will ever hear about. He waa ont boating with,
three frlenda when tbe craft overset, and they tried to asvo
thernaelvra by clinging to the boat. It wonld only support
three. Ha said, "Good-bye. boya j yonve got families and
I haven't," let go bia bold and atmk.
t"gF General John S. WlDiam. rebel during the war.
bad s great deal of trouble last year with the large force of
negroes employed on hia farm at ML Sterling, Ky. Ho
therefore boot a atraeture which la nsed aa a acbooI-bouaA.
'daring the week, and a a church on Sunday. Colored
teachers ar employed for both the week anil Sunday
schools, amlnlatcx frequently talking to tha assemblage.
Beanlt, tha same act of negroes whfch made ao mneh troub
le last year, are active, willing and industrious now. It la
gradually getting Into the headaof these eld slave drivers
that tha gospel it better than the gad aa a meana of dedp
line. t7 The death of Edwin CroawelLthe veteran editor of
the Albany Argut. and wbo for manvrears waa to the dem
ocratie party of 2few York what Thurtow Weed waa to
Uioead whig party of that State.la announced. Hewaaono
of tbeablaatandinnat ancccaafal political editors and load
ers the diaasii i itli party ever bad. Us retired from the
.irons sad from active political Bfe in 1334. after an event.
fuf editorial career of forty yean. It la understood that
Mr. CoawtniiaalbrBoniayeara been engaged In writings
book of poKUral remlnlaeanoea and axperwseea.
ty Every day for tbe past week has brought IntelU
craica af tba euamuia; of the remaina of aomo Tbuman be
lag. AtBnfimlo sgiaiejardof oMrexolntlonaryand lgia
veterans haa been dug up. At ScbeafCtady a couple of
skeletons wera tooaabx a man'a cellar no another in a
cave trader the city. AtTror.aarooaterayoaylnrawaek
from one to two barrels af bones have bean oUacnvermd.
And lastly, at Washington tbe peregrmaticma of a dog hare,
brought forth part of two human akeJetooa, tba animal,
having dug them ont of an ash heap lor thsparpoaa of
gnawing them to pas away time.
Hr The midge toU-keejer at Topeka, kicks pedestrian.
wEortfaec to pay toD, until tbey pay it