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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1875.
Vf.'G, ALLISON, -
" X7ilmam B. Astob, ol New York,
died last Wednesday morning.
The farm -"products of Kansas tnis
year are valued At $43.970,414.
Accoedikg to the ntatistics collected
for the censas report tfeere were 100,224
sheep in Kansas last year, of which num
ber 5,233 were killed by dofn.
The Governor has appointed B. L,
Kingsbttfy -Probate 'Judge of Coffey
county?" antl dr D. Lecompte,trthe same
office in Leavenworth county.
The remains of Vice-President Wilson
will arrive at Boston next Sunday where
taey will lie in state until Monday even
ing when the funeral will take place.
C-2JE of the members of the noted
American rifle team, Maj. Fulton, was
in Kansas City last Monday and gave an
exhibition of his remarkable bkill in
It 18 stated by the San Francisco pa
prs that the losses by the recent fire at
Virginia City, Nevada, are trora nve to
seven million dollars, nearly twoTmillJon
of which is protected by insurance.
Grasshoppers are reported to be eat
ing the young wheat in some parts of
Texas It would seem that some of these
peats decliue going into winter quarters,
and propose to make a campaign in the
Tnos. W. Ferry, Senator from Mich
igan. who. was last year elected President
pro tern of the Senate on account of Vice
President Wilson being in such poor
health that he could not preside, is now
by virtue of this election Vice-President
of tho United States.
THE origin of Thanksgiving is said to
dat: as fir back as 1621, when it was
first obiarveJ in Massachusetts by order
of Gov BradforJ. It afterwards became
general in the New England States, but
not until during Lincoln's administra
tion was it proclaimed a nitional holiday.
The great revivalist;-, Messrs. Moody
and Sinkey, have left the meetings at
Brooklyn in charge of the l cil preachers
and gone to Philadelphia and commenced
a series of meetings in that city. It is
estimated that eleven thousand people
attended their first meeting in Pbiladel
phii, and thousand were turned away
being usable to siin Tlmiitinpe.
Ijt the trial of the n hisky thieres at
St. Louis McDonald has been found
guilty of all the charges preferred against
him, bat the Judge reserves his decision
or sentence till his confederates have all
been tried when he will make a job lot
of it and seed them all up tozethor. In
the meantime McDonald is spending his
time in jail.
'iBTJ has been commenced in the Su
preme Court by the Pacific Mail Compa
ny against Congressman John G. Schu-
mackcr, of Brooklyn, for the recovery of
$30k007, which the company alleges-rns
unlawfully paid to him by their agent,
R. B Irwin. It is claimed by the com
pany that Irwin unlawfully disbursed a
large amonnt of their money which he
had in his possession.
Wm. O. Avery, Chief Clerk of the
Internal Revenue Department at Wasb
ington, is the oe;t ona of the crooked
whisky men on trial at St. Louis, after
McDmald. M-grue testifies that the
amount of tho "spoils" that was fact apart
for Avery was from one to three hundred
dollars per week. The part performed
by Avery was.to notify His confederates
at St. Louis when agents were about to
At the meeting recently l)ed at Cin
cinnati by the le nperance wo-nen of the
United States a nong other matters
was proposed to try and keep the sale of
liquors out of the Centennial grounds at
Philadelphia next year. Mrs. Whiten
meyer said it would take at least $50,090
to do this, for a brewer of that city bad
already offered that amount for the. ex
clusive right to sell his beveraee inside
Orris S. Ferry, United States Sena
tor from Connecticut, died at Norwalk,
Conn,., last Sunday afternoon. Having
been re-elected In 1872 "his term would
not have expired until 1879. "He was
born at Bethel, Conn , and at the time ot
his death was fiftyrtwo years of age ; he
was a graduate of Yale College and a
lawyer by profession. As the present
Legislature of Connecticut is Democratic
a Democrat will, of course, be chosen to
11 his unexpired term. "
American qotton goods have been
imported' into the leading English mar
kets, and it has caused considerable stir
amone Enzlish manufacturers. The
newspapers, especially those of Manches
ter, aay the American goods are superior
to those made in England, the former
being clean, strong and of good body,
while the latter are full of starch and
otaer foreign substances whichare put
In for the purpose qf giving them wejght.
American manufacturers can never hope
to send any great quantity of theirgoods
to England, because they would be
compelled to sell at suchprices as would
Jetre them no margin, but they will
probably be able to compete successfully
with the English manufacturers In coun-
f rte that look to foreigners for their inp-
The whisky men in 'St.' Louis, in the
trial of McDonald, introduced as a 'wit;
nesn, for the purpose of impeaching the
character of Megrua For truth and verac
ity, a Washington'corfesprtndent of the
Cincinnati Gtiieilc. The idea that the
statements bf a Washington correspond
ent would have any influence with a
jury is ridiculous. The situation of the
whtsky men must be desperate. It is
universally understood that Washington
Correspondents write or tell lies to order
tin any subject.
The National Railroad Convention
called in the interest of the Southern
Pacific Railroad, met in St. Louis last
Tuesdav. Tho convention was well
attended, delegates being present from
twonty-seven States and Territories.
Resolutions were adopted to the effect
that such alineof railroad was demanded
as a measure of national character and
national defence, as a measure of practic
al economy and a commercial necessity
to twelve millions of people. And, of
course resolved to ask government aid.
OSEof the candil:uis lor the position
of Sergeant at-Arms, Congressman Eenj.
G. Harris, of Maryland, is reported to
have sent the following letter to each
Democratic member of Congress setting
forth his claim to the place :
"The place will relieve a want, to
urge which I have been brought by the
proceedings of the Radical administra
tions which have ruled tbio country for
the last fifteen years. When in Congress
I felt it my duty to vote against every
bill for the appropriation of money to
carry on the war, and had the glory of
receiving the censure of the Radicals of
the House Tor uttering in a speech tlie
following prayer : 'God Almighty grant
you may never subjugate the South.'
My greatest regret in that God did not
errant my prayer. Associated Press Di-
Is a paper recently read before the
Health Congress at Baltimore, by Dr.
Hamilton, of New York, the following
sensible suggestions were made to teach
ers and ed Jcatnrs :
"I am convinced that more pleasant
surroundings would do much to engender
an swthfuc lu-fe and make the forms ot
study m n-h more agreeable. Very lit
tle woul I tin this a few pots of (lowers
a bright picture or two and a departure
from the dull sameness ot the tinting ot
the walls, more t horough use of object
teaching and the kindergarten system. I
think that these modes of education
should be followed up to the ninth or
tenth year. A more general introduc
tion of cincert siuzine would be suffi
cient to make the contract between the
dismil tenement hiuses end the school
room greitlv in f.ivor of the latter."
It is now stated that the Pacific dis
aster was caused by the inhuman con
duct of the captaiii of the Orpheus the
ship that collided with tho Pacific. A
sworn statement to this effect has been
made before a Notary Public at Port
Townsend by 01) as. Thompson, one of
the ere w of the Orpheus. He says :
That in raising the lightsof tne Pacific
he was ordered by the second mate to
head for it, and in a few minutes after
the captain came o:i deck and ordered
him to again put her upon her course ;
about three minutes afterward he was
ordered by the captain to let her lutt,
which he did; after this the captain
signified his intention to speak the
steamer, for which purpose the light was
kept ahead until the two vessels collided;
the steamer followed the thip, the people
on board shouting and calling to the
captain of the Orpheus to stop and res
cue tnem; but lie did not need tneircne
and kspt on his course, and the steamer
was soon lost to view. ',
If the custom of dueling is to be con
tinued by St. Louis e litors there is un
doubtedly no other a.ternative than
"line shots. The discussion of the ex
p sed whisky frauds in that city has led
some of the newspaper men into person
alities. The Globe-Democrat makes a
column reply to a letter written by
Groserenor, which closes as follows:
"His whole character whether as sol
dier, citizen, editor, roan or husband is
a dull monotony of baseness, which it
would puzzle Hell to produce or Omnip
otence to duplicate."
The editor of the Republican in reply
to an article from Hutchings, of the
Timet says :
"Since I havo had frequent occasion
as a journalist, to characterize Mr. Stil
son Hutcbins, the author of the fore
going, an arrant demagogue in politics
and a man utterly devoid of principle, a
proved oiacKinauer, a Known perjurer,
and a notorious scoundrel, it does not
surprise me to find him straining to affix
some undefined stigma to my name.
When a candidate for office it has de
volved upon me with others, to look into
his claims, and denounce him as un
worthy. As an editor and citizen he de
serves silence only.
The friends of the Texas Pacific Rail
road are working with great zeal in tavor
of their scheme and they will un Joubt
edly make an earnest effort, through
committees and agencies, to secure a
land grant and credit from Congress.
The following resolution, passed at a late
meeting at Memphis, gives the essence of
this proposition :
Resolved, That we ask the Congress of
the United suites to grant the credit ot
the National Union to aid in accomp
lishing the construction oPthe Texas
Pacific Railway from its eastern termi
nus at Shreveport, iu Louisiana, to the
coast of the Pacific at San Diegoor other
suitable place on that coast, and also
aid to accomplish the construction of
such railways as will connect the eastern
terminus -with, the cities of Memphis
and Vicksburg, aud New Orleans, with
such conditions and provisions as will
effectually secure to the lines of roads
leading to those cities, from the eastern
terminus of the Texas & Pacific railway,
and along the line of that railway, abso
lute equality as themselves and as to all
other railway connections and intersec
tion? in the ad vantages of facilitating the
transportation of freight and passengers,
and for all other uses to which the, Texas
Pacific Railway and its branches may or
can be applied, and with the provisions
and conditions that shall compel the
construction of a road continuously from
the point .of its present completion in
Texas to the' western terminus of the
Pacific coast.. v "- -
Since the death of Abraham Lincoln
there fcaa probably noVbeen such a man
ifestation of national sorrow and mourn
ing as was caused by'the announcement,
in the Washing.on dispatches last Mon
day, of the death o Henry Wilson. As
the announcement hd been made a few
days previous that he was gradually re
covering from bis illness the news of his
death was unexpected. He was every
where recognized as a great and good
man, and in his death the nation justly
mourns the loss of one of its ablest and
truest counselor8. Mr. Wilsou was born
February 12, 1812, at Farmington, New
Hampshire, and was in his sixty-fourth
year when he died. He was a self-educated
man, his parents being very pour
he never had the advantages of a school
for more than twelve months during his
life; he obtained bis education or the
iound.ition for it white laboring on a
farm and working at the trade of a slu.e
maker. He first took an active part in
politic in 1840, from which time he
steadily advanced till he was reck med
one of the ablest men of the nation. His
whole life has been an honor to Ameri
can institutions; his memory will long
be cherished by a grateful people and in
after times he will stand conspicuous
among the illustrious deal who uie
pointed to with pride for emulation.
A JiATlO-NAIi LOSS.
pfalbof Vice-President Wilson.
Washinotos, Nov. 22. It having
been represented last night that the Vice
President had so much improved that he
oulu oe able to leave the city for '.he
North this week, the intelligence of his
sudden death this morning fell with
startling forte and suddenness on the
community, 'f lie Vice President seemed
on Saturday to be a great deal better
than at any time during Uis late sickne-s,
but yesterday was not quite so well.
Postinactet Burt, qf Boston, called in the
morning, and had a pleasant con versa
tioii vvitti him. Mr. Crossmau, of New
York, a literary friend, al-o visited the
Vice President on business cuncerninjr
his unlinisned volume on the subject of
slavery, the Vice V resident, Demina
condition requiring rest, Mr. Cro"sman
retired. The Vice President then slept
from 1 o clock till 3, when ho. roc. Mr.
Crnssman returned in the afternoon, at
the Vice r residents request, and re
mained till evening. The Vice President
went to bed at an early hour and slept
tolerably well. During the night in his
waking intervals, he asked for water.
About midnight he irot up and walked
around bis room, then going to his table
tok up a little book if imams entitled.
'-'The Changed Prov," with the mittn,
"Not as I will but as Iumi wilt .ami,
read three verses from H, one of hie h i-,
'Help u, O Lord, iriiU piltent love to lieir each
To suffer with true metines.
Help us each uther'aj jv d uul KW& to share.
But let us tura to Thee iloi-e, in vvciiue ' '
This volume belonged to his wife, and
contained a photngrjipli of her and In r
son, both' deceased. ' lie treasured it be
yond alue, and alnav s made it his com
panion, from which he seemed to derive
much comfort. After reading the verse
he spoke with gratituJe aud kindness of
his friends during his sickness, and of the
widespread smpathy in his behalf. He
then returned to bed in a happy mood
and slept. At 3 o'clock this morning he
awoke, complaining of pain in his stom
ach. One of his attendants rubbed it,
and, being thua relieved, again fell
At 7 o'clock he awoke, remarking that
he felt brighter and better than at any
time previous. He said he was going to
ride out to dny, and his physician, Dr.
Baxter, advised iiim to do so, if the
weather was fair. At twenty minutes
past 7 o'clock he said ho would
get up and take breakfast. He then
called for a little water, which had here
tofore been prescribed, and having drank
it, he laid with his left side on the pillow
as if with sudden exhaustion, breathing
heavily, but utterinsr no words, and in a
few moments died without a struggle.
Washington, Nov. 22, 1875. J
It is with profound sorrow that the
President has to announce to the people
of the United States the death of the
Vice President Henry Wilnon who djed
in the Capitol of the'Nation this mo'rn
ing. The eminent station of the deceased,
his high character, his long career in the
service of bis State and of the Union, his
devotion to the caase of freedom and the
ability be brought to the discharge ol
every duty, stand conspicious, and are
indelibly impressed in the hearts and
affections of the American people.
In testimony of resect for this distin
guished citizen and faithful public ser
vant, the various departments of the gov
ernment will be closed on th day of the
funeral, and the Executive Mansion, all
the Executive Departments in Washing
ton will be draped with badgesof mourn
ing fur 30 days.
The Secretary of War and of the Navy
will issue an order thai appropriate mil
itary and naval honors be rendered to
the memory of one whose virtues and
services will long be" borne in recollection
by a grateful Nation.
(Signed,) U. S.Geakt.
extracts from the comments of the
A model of purity in his private life.
he carried the same high qualities iuto
his public career and ever preserved
intact his bono, bis self-respect, and the
merited respect of his country. Council
Few public men have left a fairer rep
uiauon man uc. au nonest man, a
thorough hater of oppression, a geuuine
friend of the people, oT whom like Lin
coln, he was truly one, the ends he
a med at were "his country's, bis God's
nd truth's." His memory will be cher-.
sued by myriads of his countrymen as
ihatot one ot tlie anti-siaverr veterans,
(now fast puiing away,) and a large
bearted patriot. Lawrence Journal.
There are few better examples left
behind the illustrious dead than that ot
Mr. Wilsou. His career onward and
upward demonstrates that in this Re
public integrity and moral worth, linked
with energy and ability, are the sure
road to honor and success. Ijawrence
Kansas especially has reasons to hold
the memory of Henry Wilson in crateful
remembrance. During all .the jears of
iiiruuienc-c which marsea ner enure
history, he washerenergeticand efficient
friend. As an official he was honest as
a public man be was true to friendships,
and of- a generous, loyal nature. Our
institutions hare lost in his death one
of their ablest and trncsl support'. The
people have lost a friend whom they
trusted because he believed in and was
true to them. Lawrence Standard.
Henry Wilson died as he had lived all
his days, a poor man, and there is no
stain of corruption upon his name. He
was a" conscientious, practical statesman,
ever leady to deal justly with every
section of the country, and we believe
his los at the present time will be uni
versally felt. ,St. Joseph Herald.
A splendid figure is that of this Natic
shoemaker, winning his way, with his
strung brain and brave heart, from his
bench to the Vice-President's chair. The
Republic is honored that it can present
such an example of the influence and
character of American institutions. The
manhood of the hind has just reason to
be proud of the career of this poor boy.
self-educated, self-made, moving steadily
upward to the highest pinnacle of fame.
It is an example to point to with pride,
to instruct, to emulate; and there is not
a child in the remotestcabin or workshop
of the country who will not, in all con -ing
years, be helped, and inspired, and
made more (woeful, reliant and ambi
tious. because of it. Atchison Champion.
Mr. Wilson was of the best type of uur
public men. He was a strictly conscien
tious man in the discharge of public
duties, and believed that the statesman
could fulfil his office without violation
the maxims of private and individual
morality or conscience. He was a model
man in private life, and filled to its
highest ideal the character of a christian
statesman. He was a man of singular
honesty and integrity in matters of u
merely pecuniary nature. In all his
long public life there was not a whisper
or a suspicion of telf in uny public act,
and he is as pure today of corruption as
though ho had never held an office. The
losofsiuh a man is n loss to the nation,
but his example is priceless to American
youth. Kansas City Journal of Commerce
But few men will ever live to see so
much accomplished in which they have
been actors. He has traveled from the
lowest walks of life to a position next to
the first in the gift of this great nation.
The eventful scenes through which he
lived have left him to compass more in
hi few years than centuries had com
passed lirforo. Henry Wilson is dead,
hut his life, his labors and his siicces-ic
have become a part of the very ling of
Amertc.uiand will not die. Leavenworth
He was one of the old guard of anti
slavery men, and stood up tor Irceduiii
aud the rights of men in tlie davs when
it required some moral courage to take
such a position ; he has always been true
to principle, and never espoused a cause
but for the reason that he believed it
riuht. In his death Massachusetts loses
one of her noblest sons, the Nation uncut
its ablest officials, and the world at large
one ot the most steadfast defenders ol
human rights. laventcorth Times.
The late Vice-Presidaut's character as
a nun is even mur.; creditable tlian liii
diligence :m a public j.ervant. He was
m)I1t.st as the d av; he lived frugally and
(M,h1 ,,, In - '.,. ,;,M ., . . f ... .,
no slight prnio. To say that he was as
humane as he was honest would do him
but scant justice; lie was more tliuii
humane: he was magnanimous. Aeir
KANSAS STATE iiOKTII'UbrUR
The following invitation is extended
to all who will accept it. It may seem
a long ami expensive trip to Manhattan
even at leduced rates on the rail load but
to those who are trying to grow fruit it
is of great benefit aud to some an ex
treme necessity to attend such meetings.
Let us remember that the State Agri
cultural College is locate! at Manhattan
and that we miy have opportunity of
seeing its operations while at the meet
ing of the Horticultural Society.
H. E. VajtDeman,
Member Executive Board.
Lawrence, Kan., Nov. 1st 1875.
The Ninth Annual meeting ot the
Kansas State Horticultural Society, will
be held at the City of Manhattan, Riley
comity, on Tuesdav, Wednesday and
Thursday, December 14th, 15th and ICtli,
1875, to which please accept a cordial
At no period during tho existence of
our State, has the importance of an as
sembling of tho friends of horticulture
fur general consultation been so uni
versally felt as at tho present time.
The condition of orchards, vineyards,
&c, calls lor the experience and prac
tice of earnest and intelligent workers.
A large part of the time at this meet
ing will be devoted to the discussion of
questions important to a successful hor
ticulture in our State, in which nil per
sons in attendance arc invited to partici
pate. The citizens of Manhattan have gener
ously offered to furnish free, accommoda
tions to all from abroad. during the
meeting. The Kansas Pacific, Atchison,
Topeka and Santa Fe. and Missouri,
Kansas and Texas Railways, have kindly
offered to return all persons on a one fifth
fare, who have paid full fare in poinc.
upon presentation of the Secretary's
certificate of attendance.
At time and place of departure, call
for tickets to the State Horticultuia'
Society, at Manhattan.
G. C Brackett,
Post-office chances in Kansas during
the week ending Nov. 20th, 180. t ur
nihed by Wm. Van Vleck, of the Post
Established Hector, Johnson coun
ty, John Dyche, postmaster.
Postmasters Appointed Corvall is
Smith county, Mrs. .Hester A. Zimmer
man; Cubi, Republic county, T. B. Mc
Intyre; Doniphan, f Doniphan county,
Charles R. Kutcbs; Ingalls. Lincoln
county, James Dillett; Mannvllle,
Brown county, B. B. Mann ; Stnckdale,
Riley county, Charles Morris; Thomson
Smith county, John C. White.
The man who don't advertise has his
store hung around with shingles and
pieces of barrel heads, inscribed with
lampblack, "Irish pertaters." Corn meel,"
"Flower," "All kinds ofKonntury pro
duce," "Knikes and Kandles lor sale
here." He says "there arn't no nse
in noospaper advertising so long as a
feller is smart 'iiuff to tend to his own
business, and can stand at the door and
holler the fellers in." Leavenworth Com
mercial. A number of papers have expressed a
favorable opinion of John Guthrie, ot
Topeka for the next Governor.-' Our
private, opinion, pnblicly.-pjcpressed, is
that the next Governor of this "young
and growing commonwealth" will come
from the southern or western part of the
Statv Wilton Cr..Hi fHthnt. -
Junction City is to have a band, with
a leader from Chicago.
The Odd Fellows of Garnett are work
ing in behalf of a public library.
The water in the Verdigris river is so
low that the mil.s have stopped.
Largo tracts of land in Southern Kan
sas have been sown, to winter wheat
double the amount of last year.
The Independence school board has
prohibited teachers from reading the
Bible in the schools' of that city.
An Ottawa county drove of hogs,
numbering 214. sold recently for 7 cents
per pound, and netted the sum of $5,000.
Several of the prominent citizens of
Watemlle have been arrested for chang
ing the poll-books at the recent election.
The Fort Scott Lodge of Good Temp
lars lias undertaken a very worthy enter
prise that of establishing a circulating
The funeral of non. R. R. Rees, late
Probate Judje of Leavenworth county, is
said to have been the largest that ever
occurred in the State.
Doniphan county has produced the
biggest head of cabbage ho far heard
from weiuht.thirty pounds; the biggest
-Mitato three pounds one ounce; the
bigcest turnip fourteen pounds.
A Davis county wife named Crawford
skipped away from her old man, one day
last week, witn an eighteen year old
rooster named Wm. Lattimer. The old
min is not tearing his hair about the
The case of Riggs and Nevison vs.
Hnag. Hadley and Barker, trustees of
the Ottawa Indian lauds, for the recov
ery of 7,000, attorneys fees has been
decided by Judge Bivsett in favor of
Another bark silenced. The Solomon
Reporter says: We don't think we shall
advertise for wood on subscription again
very soon. Not only has it not been
received, but some one has relieved us ol
what little we had on hand.
The Hoi ton Exres speaks of a cotton
wood tree, cut in Jackson county, that
was 130 feet high. Seven logs twelve
feet long, and one s-ixtecn feet long, were
cut from the limbs. The top log was
two feet ami three inches acioss.
Accordine to the ordinary course of
nature, castor-beans ought to nave been
marketed long since, but the trade on
them seems to be increasing rather than
diminishin'r. Nearly $10,000 have been
paid nut in Fort Scott for beans alone
since the season began.
The herd law question promise to oc
cupy much legislative attention this
winter. It is a question of considerable
importnnrc to the State, and one upon
vvliicn there is a great diversity of opin
ion. One tiim-: is certain, the western
counties of the ,tale are makimr better
and more ripid progress than the eastern
counties, one enn-e for which mav find
nrcumciit in the herd law, which is so
universal on the frontier. Kansas Her
old. The indications now arc that-a State
herd law will be passed by the Legisla
ture, the coming wiutcr. Nearly, it not
nnitcall the daily papers iutheStnte,
javor tlie measure and a l-ire prnpor
timi of the weeklies especially thns?
that depend mainly on towns for their
support. In v iew of these facts, those of
our farmers who can should bein at
once to fence in pastures so that in caae
of the pivajre w "cli a law. thev will
not lie entirely unprepared. Manhattan
Congress meets on Monday, December
"Ground hog" k tLe polite name for
Secretary CIiaudN r is worth $2,000,000
made in the dry g,tts trade.
Canal navigation in New York is
probably closed fi the season.
There arc 8,00f miles more mail ser
v ice than last yeai .it $40,000 less cost.
A compulsory rducational bill has
been introduced iu the Mexican congress.
It is estimated that tliero are 2.000
wolves in France, which destroy 30,000
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat thinks
the acquisition of Cuba by this country
is a part ot manifest destiny.
Mr. and Mrs. Sartoris are expected by
steamer in about three weeks, and will
pass tho winter at the White house.
The projected monument to Horace
Ureelcy has been abandoned, and tne
money subscribed has been returned,
Well informed cotton men at Mobile
say the present cotton crop, if it can be
gathered, will bo the largest since the
Rev. Emanuel Shultz, a missionary in
Kansas and Mivsoun, cava that his pres
eut salary is $150 per anuum. and that it
ihc child lately taken from a woman
iu NV.v Haven, Conn., as Charlio Ross,
proves to be some other little flaxen
The St. Louis Republican thinks that
two percent a month, isoneot tlieioun
dation causes for financial and commer
Brevet Col. John McLean Taylor.
Uni'ed States Army, and nephew of
President Taylor, died at Baltimore,
Maryland on the 22 inst., aged 49.
The result of the recent election was
due mainly to the conviction that reform
is accomplishing itself within the Repub
lican party. Harpers ceuy, ittp.)
Gen. E- B. Harlan died at Springfied,
Ills . on the 21st inst. He worked bis
way durinir the war from Second Lieu
tenant to Brevet Brigadier General. He
was private secretary to Gov. Palmer.
The vigilance of the Internal Revenue
Bureau has detected twenty-four dis
tillers, thirty-seven rectifiers, and fifty
United Slates officials implicated in the
whisky frauds, and the Commissioner
goes vigorously forward to punish them.
The two great express companies of
the United States, the Adams and tne
American, employ about 8.000 men.
1.900 horses, 1,200 wagons, and use 3,000
iron safes. Their acents travel more
than 1,000.000 miles daily, or more than
320,000,000 miles annually.
A conductor on the Chicago and
North western Riilroad kissed a woman
paswnsrer. and she sued the company for
damazrs, cutting a verdict of $1,000.
More recently a woman was kissed by a
brakeman on the Louisiana railroad, and
the law has only given her 9250. Thijj
GE0. A. BO'vTLTJS,
And Agent fob the Sale of
L. L. &. G. Railroad Lands!
IOLA, (Allcw Cttuaty) KANSAS.
J". IB1. OOXiBOIRIDsr., .
At corner Madison and Washington Avenue,
Is positively selling BETTER GOODS and more of them for LESS MONEY
tfcMtanrotherDry Good UMUhnient In Southern Ksmis.
BCy Stock consists of a full line of
DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS
Which have leen selected with great care. A handsome stock of QUEESb
WARE of the best brands. GLASSWARE in all varieties, which
I sell at unquestionably LOW PRICES.
And LADIES SERGE GAITERS to euit the most Sutidioua
HATS AJYD CAPS FOR MEN AMD BOYS,
In styles to suit the Professional Man, the Business Man, the Farmer,
the Mechanic and the Plow Boy.
tf& Window Hollands, Paper Shade and Patton Curtain Fit-turn constantly
on hand. Wall Paper in great variety."f&&
J. & P. Coats' and Clark's O.. N. T. Spool Thread in all numbers,
story U not half told. We will prove the facts t the counter.
JNO. FARNCIS & CO.
'Wholesale and BtUU Dsaltri la
Groceries & Drugs
QUP. STOCK IS ENTIRELY
The attention of Merchants and Dealers generally is called to out stock of good
consisting of everything in the Grocery and Drug line, whjch we arc
now selling as low as any bouse in Southern Kansas: can sell
the same quality of goods. r
It is not always the article that costs the least money tht U tho cbespctt,
Vv'e are buying and have on hand the
BEST GOODS IN THE MARKET.
Wo arc handling the QUINCY EAGLE and SIOUX CITY FLOUR, wbkb.
we can warrant to be of first rate quality. ,
Our Stock of Drugs and Chemicals
It unrivaled In Bonthsrn &aiat. -
They are of the Purest Quality and all fresh,
Ihry having bfn arreted nr.dcr the persoutl snperrUion of oor Sir. S. Ridorour,
who be ha't yars of vzperieneo in tho purchase n4 diDn.HOR of Drags. Oar dwirc is to
f'.nut tbe pubhc in gNiernl bath as to price sod in quality of good, dire a s, call.
Tho highest market price paid for Produce of all kinds.
tSFGoods delivered FREE in any part of the Cify."s9l
Physicians Prescriptions carefully compounded at all boars. Uv or nighty
i? at I H
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Is ' !-t
f 3 s . . . a
L. L. ISTOTUTJEZElTrlP
Hats and Caps, Boots and Show,
AGENT FOR MORTON'S GOLD PENS, V
i paycaaa aown tor my good, and offer- great inducement to own trarefe .
Will Wot be Undersold by nr.y one, -
Dmft, BfedicioM, Hardware, Kail,- ,