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THEIOBBERVAFTUCI-. N. TKEAM
CRY. The letter which wc publish from Law
rence to-day will call renewed attention to
the great crime perpetrated in this iStatc liy
John Sjieerand hi"? corruj ring. Many of
the facts now made public were before un-
JcrioVii to the jienple, ami they Will greatly
increase the jiopular indignation.
It will be seen that it is not tructliat Sjieer
was victimized or duped Ijy less scrupulous
ulen. It was not his "carelcs.ne-" that
made liiiu a thief, and oneofafcct of thieves.
He stole and reaped the fruit of his grand
larceny. Oilier 'ere with him; all were
together, and neither could expose the other.
Clarke even goo mi far .i to till ini-t thai
Sjieer is an lionet nun.
We ilccd not again ii-piiU it dvi 11 on the
haiitfi'ritieif vilit't iHT, Rirricklnw
and ("larke ate gi'ilty. Vhe most sliameful
:iitd sorrowful fact coiinected with the great
rohlcry ha leen the way in which it ha.s
lieen covered up at Washington and in our
courts here. ?"lKxr, Van Horn and Clarke
arc -till r.t large None of tllim have lieen
arretted, tried, convicted and lodged in
"ri-M'ii, as common pickiock(.t atid lion
thk'te.-i ;iie. In Mime otiintie horne-thieo
are lynched when, the jury ha-, lieen Ixjtight
up. Specr i,n lalk of his piety and of
p irtaking of the (.'2iriiti.ui sacrament. Head
Till: UEITRMMX XVK.TIOX.
The Iiuivvnworth Timbj, in Ksiking of
thu Itcpuhlican State Convention, s.i the
gmieral desire of the peojilc is that the next
Convention shall lie a largo one, and that it
f-Iiould lc lr.iel on the loji,Iir or tle Rc
I'lihlicau r olc, Cotintieaiiil districts already
"uant t know how many delegates they are
to elect. The Convention will probably be
held within i-cen or eight weeks, and it is
time th.it Mime action w.ts taken. There is
no doubt at all about the wishes of the people.
A laige Convention will give a fair expres
sion, and will not put forward any hut hon
orable and capable men.
The Lawrence lUpnMitan Join mil contains
some very -cnil'le remarks III regard to the
"ten that fdiould lie pent to tii's convention.
It mvh: " Let the voters sec to it that good
men are -cut to the next convention. Men
who cannot be iKiught or Hld. Men who
tnnnot le made to lielieve a lip. Men who
A ill represent the fs?ntiments of the jieople,
and not lie the paid emissaries of unscrupu
lous and interested office holders. If such a
convention can lie assembled, we have no
fear of its verdict."
Every Republican in this part f the State
should take n iitvp iiterSt in the coming
McYtioiU Let the voters sec to it tliat none
Uut hottest and uncorruptible men arc elected
to office tlii- fall. Let the voters attend all
the primary meeting, and hold all delegates
to a -trict accountability for their actions in
the coming conventions. IlWnwt Valley,
Jiiitler Comity, 77jiif.
The quotion alwvc dT'citssed will be de
cidiil very roon. We deinaud of the State
Committee th.it it carry out the wishes of the
p"iplc mi rejieatcdly and emphatically Ie
clarcd. (ur -alIs are still made on the old
Territorial lia-sls, while every other State in
the Union ki-cs them on population, or the
pirtyotc The Committee have no right
to ii-urp iwer or contnivene llie jiopnlar
will. A large Convention is demanded by
tie-siths of the oter-.
All the Democratic newspapers arc find
ing fault with Carl Schttrz for the speech he
in uh at the great German War Meeting in
New York, last Wednesday night. Well,
hi is i.nthiug new. The Denwcrat abused
hii.i heforuthe war, diiringthc war, and since
the war. He has never been able to please
them. Carl Scliur. can do much, but he
cannot make pro Livery men satisfied with,
freedom. It is said that he bad no right to
sjveak K-eaii-c he is a I'nited States Senator
and a memlvr of the Senate Committee on
ur Foreign Relations. We see no reason
why a man should become silent because he
liold a high office- Carl Schttn: is one of
M" our fir-t orators, and it i his duty to
leak and to fully exercise hi- influence and
Kwer un every public question. Below we
;give the Seiiator'.s speech as reortel in the
New York 77i:
Senator Carl Schurz was then introduced
to the audience, and was greeted with the
iiiot enthusiastic welcome. He -sjnike as
follow-: . .
I come rather exhausted by other work
done in Congress, and I do not know whether
I shall lie able to addro this audience as I
wish to do. 1 expected to enjoy some re-t at the
close of CVmzrcs--, and now come this war-
cry from Eurniie, bv which every drop of
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vcrmaii kkshi hi iiils coihuit is uiriiieu.
Hut not the ( Sums!!' alone in this country
buttlic Americans, too, hae been thrilled
, by the European war-cry, and all America
speaks at the pre-ent moment in the
Genuan i-pirit. A bloody drama
awaits lis in the old country. War
-, of all things the worst
to the men who commence it without
caii-c, aa is the case now. Spain wants a
Gorman Prince for her King. France pro
tests. But this protect is noiusinse. No sen
sible man can think ofa war of succession, or
believe in family alliances, any more at the
present day. Such thoughts are over and
past with the nations in Lurope. His Span
ish throne pretext for the war was, there
fore, a foul one on the part of Napoleon.
His Bccond pretext is, that the French Am
bassador had been insulted bv the King of
Prussia. But that Ambassador treated the
King as no gentleman would treat a gentlc
Aian. We arc here certainly not accustomed
to praise Kings; but in thi case we must
say that old King William has acted as a
gentleman. He acted according to the
icrman maxim tliat initiolitc guest? are
thrown out of the door. If Napoleon had
occn treated in a similar manner would he
not have acted likewise? The war lias not
-been commenced without cause, but on a false,
lying pretext. France wants to dictate
to Europe. The French nation acts as
if it was of better stuff than others.
When another Power of Europe increases
one inch in territory, then France wants also
to have an increase, while when she in
crease, others need not increase. Such is
the history of Europe. France wants, at the
bead of Uomanisni. to rule all Jsurope. and
therefore she aims to disturb and prevent the
unity of the German elements. The Ameri
cans know that in consequence of the modern
means of transportation and communication
as steam and telegraphs, there will be soon
no talk any more about the equilibrium of
Europe, but about the equilibrium of the
world. In this equilibrium, also, America
will figure, and she will have no truer and
lietter friend than Germany. Both united
will carry their free commerce to all tarts of
the world. For these reasons, the Amcri
4 cans are on the side of Germany in this war.
TWyapithijc with Geruiaiy not only in
remembrance of the affair of the Mexican
Empire, not for the hundreds of millions
of dollars from Germany, next,
itli which American bonds were
bought- . Gernuuiy'i- victory will
peon thc.fiJI of Jrjnch XmptmlLsm!, the
fjejjf ann'ejQ.whd; Atrofs Ae welfitfe
of nations and create oppreViyn awl poTffty.
The great German Middle Empire pn the
European Continent all means peace and
happineM1. Each of ux muM do what is in
hiii power to make the good and great cause
of Germany Tictoriouo. lie cannot be a
good man who forget a father or a mother,
and he Calinot be a good adopted cittien who
regards his natire land with contempt. But
let iin remain within the la Va of this country,
cbich do riiA forbid as.fD A6rf o'u'r tWvtiireh
acroiM the ocean our pVmpaihief), toadnioriini
themto stand firndyand to amist them by
our mean.. Let as tell Ui'em: "If old Ger
many rtands firio'l v, tlie whole German world
will be with you.''
The speech was interrupted by cliecn, and
reccired with the mont enthuViaxtic applause,
and the singers then nwg, and the band
played the German national air: " What if
the German'ii Fatherland?"
The Union Kepublicau General Commit'
tee Cf $i York Chy held mectlflg on
Thumiay evening last and adopted the fol
lowing resolutions. They express the senti
ment of the Republican iarty throughout the
country, and they do it with point, vigor
and admirable terseness: c
Semlred, That an men and Americans we
deeply deplore toe armed conflict that threat
ens two principal nation, with wliich the
United States hare ever been at peace.
Baolred, That While our Government
widely adheres to h- mditieml policy of
avoiding entangling alliances with princes
and potentates, the syniiiathies of the
American people cannot be restrained where
uprising imperialism in one country wages
aggressive war upon national unity in an
other, ami where we discern, in spite of all
pretences, that the assailed are Mibstantially
thc entire German people, bound to ourselves
by the strongest ties of friendship and of
Ronlttd, That remembering France aha
generous ally in r early history, we con
fess the greater antipathy to her present wily
and insolent chief, who, by his intrigues
with the British Cabinet and his invasion of
the Mexican States, proved forgetful of his
country's tradition", and placed the French
people in a false oition in relation to our
recent struggle to preserve the legacies of
Washington and Lafavette.
Jl'tolrcd, That the early exiioU-sal by
German-Americana of the cans of Free Labor
beyond the Mississippi; their subsequent de
votion to the same and broader principles on
a hundred fields of battle; and the friendly
attitude of the German States during the long
military journey from Sumpter to Appo
matox, are rightly remembered, now that
the red planet of war has set upon the Poto
mac to rise upon the Rhine.
Jicsotctd, 1 hat as our fight for Union grew,
under Grant, to a triumph for Freedom; so
while German unity is perfected, may Re
publican liberty be establihhcd in Faderland
and throughout the world.
The frontier on wluch the French and
Prussian forces are niaving, and where the
first great battle of the war will probably be
fought, is hardly more than seventy-five or
eighty mileo in length, extending from the
French town of Thionville on the north to
Strasbourg on the south. Sonth of Thion
ville is the French town of Mciz, the capital
of the French province of Jtoselle. Here
arc some of the strongest of the French forti
fications, and it is here that the French army
is said to lie chiefly concentrated. In the
rear of Metz, situated at a distance of forty
miles i Chalons mir-Mame, where the re
serves of the French arc stationed. A strong
French force is reported to lie at Strasbourg.
The Prussian army is concentrated at
Mainz and C'oblcnz. Mainz is situated at the
confluence of the river Main with the Rhine,
and Coblenz, which is connected with Mainz
by two lines of railway, at the junction of,
the Moselle and the Rhine. Forbach, where
an engagement is already reiorted as having
taken place, i situated norlheuct of Metz
about fotiv-flvc miles. Saar-Louis i nearly !
due cast of Metz, situated within the German ,
borders, a short distance from the frontier. I
Kehl is jast opposite Straslmurg. Landau is
northeast of Strasbourg.
William Smith writes us from De Soto
that he has not received his taper for three
weeks. He savs: "I could have scntvout
other subscribers, but my paper comes
rarely, and we cannot uy for what we do
not get. It is so with all the lxravenworth
papers. The Iaiwrcncu Speer liaper comes
Mr. Smith's paper Is mailed regularly,
with the address printed on it. It tan only
fail reaching its destination through the neg
ligence, di-honesty or incompetency of post
officials. The best advice we can give Mr.
Smith i- this: Vote against Clarke. Ill
scoundrels and loafers have demoralized the
mail system of Kansas. The true remedy is
to put an bonet man in hi.s place
Tub Xaiiuiud Anti-SlitreryStanditnl, which
has been published as- a monthly magazine
since April last, is to lie roiimed as weekly
journal. It will umit the "AHli-Slareif"
and will lie known hereafter is the Xitional
Sandanl. It will k devoted to reform,
Radical polities and literature. It will, a
heretofore, be under the editorial manage
ment of Mr. A. M. Powell. Wendell
Phillij), Lydia Maria Child, Frederick
Douglas, Julia Ward Howe, Hon. George
' W. Julian. Col. T. W. Hiiarinsoii. Louisa
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Grew, and other able, well-known writin
writers arc among its contributors. The
first number of the new teries of the Xntional
Standanl will be issued Saturday, July 30,
and will contain an article by Wendell Phil
lips on the Chinese Question.
Mr. H. Buckingham, of the Republican
Valley Empire, refers to jt and present in
We have received the first number of The
Leavenworth Times since it has donned
its new dress. The paer is vrrv handsome
ly printed, and the typographical appearance
all that could be desired. We notice tliat
the "Conservative" has been left off it
formerly having been the Times as d Con
servative which i an improvement.
Somehow, we regret that the old Conterretire
lias gone entirely under, for as friend Wilder
stated in noticing the Empire, that we were
in at its birth. We distinctly recollect some
ten years ago of getting the material together
to start a paper of digging some of it oat
of the ice and snow under a building on
Delaware street. We well remember, too.
as we had the "traps" piled on a sled, and
footing it behind them in the snow, how the
people wondered what was up. The Times
is ably conducted, and we wish it continued
It seems that Judge Lowe, of Linn county,
is rallying a great deal of strength for the
congressional fight. The Border tier of
counties are all united on him. His name
begets enthusiasm where he is known. He
is one of the purest and ablest men in
Kansas. Emporia Xert.
The above from a paper edited by a prom
inent candidate for Congress, Hon. Jacob
Stotler, shows the right spirit. It is impos
sible now to tell who the successful candidate
will be, but wc believe there is entire harmoay
among the people of the State, and that we
shall have no difficulty in all uniting upon
an able and honest man. It is not a fight of
factions, but a determined effort to redeem
Tun uliscription list of TnE Timhs lias
incrcasctl largely since the Crt of July. The
improvements wc have made in the paper
are received with universal acceptance.
Well, this is a good time to extend the cir-
eolation of live, aoood and hoaoaUe new?-'
aaaen. Tnl ia the 6a, ad not the of rear
hi polhiw. We hare State oSce, a Co-
irC-'MflMv and Cdsnty oftoert to elect,' aad a
ligisfn'Wre hfeWill cnowe a V. 8. Sen- 3
ator. CertaJnlythwtf tkfyerf? ft C new
paper lb be iateratiia; and to do gooA'
Thanking our friends for what they have
done,' we auk them confidentially tooeaticue
the good work. We are girwg yen taon
and better reading matter than any other
paper in the State, llelp the good cause by
eytending the circulation of the Leading
TiiE new army bill compels the Secretary
of War to withdraw all the army officers
from the positions as Indian agents and as
signs them to their regiments. This leaves
the places vacant, and now the civil agents
who were suspended by the President to
make way for the army officers claim their
right; under the tenure-of-office, law to be
reinstated uvftU the Senate confirm their suc
cessor. The Blatter has-been referred to
tie Attorney General Ly lire President for
his opinion.,- . - .. .. ..
The war is not between France and Pru
sJa. Neither is it between Xapokon and
King William. It is a war between the peo
ple of Prussia and Napoleonic dynasty, for
the integrity of the Prtmkn natiohality. In
Prussia the King counts for very little. He
is old; is soon to pass away; and to be suc
ceeded ly a liberal heir; He is now, abso
lutist arid believer lit his own divine right as
he is, merely the representative of the de
mands of the German people for a natkin
alitv. Tnu New York Board of Health is after
the patent medicine men with a sharp stick,
that prods in a way they little expected and
least like. The people have long been doc
toring themselves with they know not what
ftiiserablc. decoctions of drugs, but are no
longer to be crinitteu to poisoii themselves
in ignorance. The remedy just inaugurated
against the "remedies" Is to Hblish widely
the exact analysis of the various patent med
icim, determined by the labors of skilled
chemists, who find out just what the articles
are made of.
In 1859, preparations for the war between
France ami Austria were making in early as
January, but not a blow was struck till May.
In 1866, Austria and Prussia began to pat
their armies on a war footing in March; but,
though they moved with unexampled celer
ity, the battle of Sadowa was not fought till
FiiAMi'K lost 80,000 men during the Cri
mean struggle; the Italian Campaigns carried
oft 6d,000 more of Napoleon's braves; While
63,000 Frenchmen were sacrificed in the
Chinese and Mexican wars. The opening
war is assuming such mammoth proportions
that Napoleon's losses now promise to exceed
all three figures aggregated.
TitE editor of an Augusta (Ark.) paper
saw Jeff. Davis the other liny at a hotel in
Memphis. He says: "The last time we saw
him was down in Georgia; riding thinly by
our thin lines, reviewing. And there he sits
eating a gray-headed Confederate postage
stamp. He wasn't insuring lives when we
lielongwl to him."
Mk. Anthony Tholixipe says in his
memorial article on Dickens, that in his ar
rangements in regard to "Edwin Drood"
Mr. Dickens expressly stiui!atcd by deed
that his publwbent.nlMiiHVl lie reimbursed for
any pecuniary "loss which' might come to
them by reason of his sickir?s or death lie
fore the completion of the story.
Fkanklin County come out with a
The whole amount of taxable property is
2,557,388; nilroad, 210,257; total, $2,
776,665. The aggregate valuation of Ottawa is over
The President on Wednesday gave full
poertothe Secretary of the Interior and
General Parker, Commissioner of Indian
A flairs, to carry out the provisions of the Indi
an appropriation bills. He tuts no fear, what
ever, of ah Indian war, and ha given strict
orders that the treaties and other obligations
Atchison County. Walnut township
has ii imputation of 1,874, of whom 320 are
vote. Shannon township h.u 1,301, with
2S3 otei. The population of the county
is estimated at 20,0U0.
NtaOnten f Jif Canty.
We are indebted to A. G. Patrick, Eij
County Clerk, for the following abstract of
the assessment roll of Jefferson CoUntv for
the vcar 1870 as compared with that of'lSoU
In the first table will he found the number
of acres of land in each township in the
county; and the average value per acre,
showing the difference between this and last
N. of Av. vaJ. Av. al.
Township's, Acirs. IS70. 1869.
4LalKfej, 2i,7 W K $5 II
Uiikm, --'7.1H-.2 6 21 4 54
Jcftirtoti, S7.2S7 fi 19 3 X
;. hall.-, f.t, 13! 7 31 4 78
(IsawUf, ti,l A as 4 85
KJi Cm, 34,904 ." 57 i 71
Kar, '.0,696 U 8 72
Kituurkr, 26, MS R 00 7 41
SorcKxir, 0,KA ." 17 5 58
Tlie assessment of the real estate in the
several townships of the county by the town
ship assessors for 1870, was somewhat less
than the year previous. The commissioners
accordingly raised the valuation in all the
townships except Kaw, making the average
value come up to the figures above given.
In the next tabic Mr. Patrick gives the
amount of personal property assessments in
the several townships for 1870, as compared
with the previous year.
Towmhips. 1870. .
Oskslooss, $ 88,;w M.1SS
Union, r.,3T6 M.SIS
JrBftrmn, 75,H 1I7,8
O. Falls 114.11? HM.WS
Osawkce, , .6,274
lUw-kCrfrk, ., 44,8! - ,"
Xaw, 5S.917 CS.4S1
Kentuck. ,tSS 2?'
Sarcoxi?, 71,44 tS,nB
The above table does not include for either
year the value of the personal property of
tne iwansas i-acinc wiin"i v- .
yeao at about 5170,000.
In the following table the Clerk has fur
nished us with the assessed value of the
realty of the diferent towns in the county as
compared with last year.
Towns. S70- !
Oskaloosa, M.H9 30.771
Windwrtrr, 4,846 7.MB
G. Falls, 4,7SS 42.MS
GrantTlllV. 2.23S 1,2
WUliamstown, 2,3X7, 2,37
Osawkw, ,22 6,54
PMtv, I4.4M 22,711
Medina, C.C70 11,211
It will be seen that while there has been
an increase in the aimmtd rake of several
towns over that of last year, there is an ag
gregate decrease of $4,452.
The total amount of all the assessed prop
erty m the coawtv for 1870, inchsdmg BaU-
road. isahoutS3.2o0.00e. an incwane over
lastvear of about $300,000, bat this was
broaght ahoot bv the action of the commis
sions in raising the vahm of the land, other
wfce it would have been iem than last year.
Hox. A 8. Wilson, representative from
Washington county, dropped in on last week.
He is engaged ia taking the ceases for
Washington, and informs bs that he has
canvassed about two-thkda vf the county,
aad has 3,350 names on his books. Mr. W.
is as gay and festive as when in Topeka last
winter. Clyde Empire.
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There are some facts in regard to the rob
bery of the U. S. Govermeat by ex-Collector
fejfeer which are within my knowledge, aad
which I have not ftt saw in print." Mf.
Speer i an editor, and foc? iftit fftsftate to
assail political opponents regardless of the
purity of their private character.. His years
of constant assault upon ex-Gov.- Robinson,
Robt. 8. Stevens, ex-Gov.' Carney and hun
dreds of other men who were Renublicans.
hut who did not agree witi the caprk of
rfoaa opeer, are well known. Hut' here we
haTty not a question of politics, but a great
irinft, and orte which casts dishonor upon
he EpTfb1ican party of the State oalew it is
expressly awl empfaticauy .disowned aad
repudiated. -Speer hrfa been Otit W'oJBce
several ycar,.but Republicans high in. office
in Washington and at home, have connived
at and concealed his gigantic robbery of the
public funds, and have become sharers in his
guilt. Bat I rmvc no desTre fo" write jrh essay
or political article. Some thingi 1 krioV,
however, and among then), the following:; -
J st. Speer stole abort $200,000. .
2nd. He (feed most of theftouey himself.
3rd. He built two brick bffiTdiitgs with It
and started a daily newspaper. t
4th. For two years he paid off bis
every Saturday night with checks on the
hanlr where the government money wak'dc
posited.1 " ' "
oth. He bought large amounts of aier
at TheConsekvatiyd office in Leaves worth
which were paid for by Barrkk'low and others
out of the Government lands."
Cth. Sidney Cktrke once' drew a large
amount through Assistant Hani, whku uni
was never repaid. .
7th. Jim Line ran one campaign with
some of the money. ' ' , " :
8th. BarrickluW aifd 'others made, them
selves rich from tito name ource.-
(Kb. Van Horn was the tool .who nxea the
books. With little discretiim he divided the
amount that had been stolen among the dif
ferent counties, without using any judgment
in regard to.tha persons who had really paid
tlieh taxes, but who were reported by him as
dend," absconded," or "insolvent." '
10th. John Speer,. swore to these state
ments with the fullest knowledge of the actual
facts. j - '
11th. : A government officer was the first
person bribed by Sneer's to 'cover up .his
stealings and crimes. ' ,
12th. A friend of Speer got money and
jia-s-es to take Van Horn to Canada where he
was needed as a whnesss. Van' Horn said:
"I must cither go to Canada, or Speer and I
will Iw sent to the Penitentiary.-' . " ,,
13th. Oficers of the Court- shielded
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jury, imc juror was rciractory. itc was '
at once made a Deputy Marshal ami sent ofi"
to take the census. i
15th. Snnervisor Man- was removed and
McDonald sent here on purpose to'squelch'
the investigation of Speccs crimes. McDon
ald's assistant, Col. Joyce, came to Lawrence
and arranged the plan of operations. j
16th. The appointment of Judges Dillon,
upset all previous calculations. t He' has not:
lieen corrupted. Horton I do not envy. (
17th. Van Horn's permanent home is to
lie Canada. Siiecr gave him his note for
So00, ami E. endorsed it. Van Horn stay
ed in Washington last year at Clarke's cx
leusc to look afler this matter. He lias been
NKirly aid for the voluminous forgery.
18th. I have'seeifa'Ietter from Clarke in
which he says: "Siieer is an hone-t man."
llhh. Wordcn wants to "go back" on
Siieer and get him out of the Ti ibtme, in
which Speer does not now own a penny ; and
it is only bv sufferance that his name i
taincd in It'
aoth. Speer Iws property 'don Sotlth"
in his wife's name, ami intends to remove
here if there ahould be a failure, in m.inijm
lating tlie courts.
21st. Since these facts became .known
here nearly all of Speer'i old .friends have
deserted him. '
It is due to the people of Kansas that they
should know these facts as fully as they arc
known to Clarke and Pobhtov," both of
stuwa-i m ,
whom have been privy to their concealment.
The principal organ of Clarke is published
in John Sjiccr's name. What can be the
character ofa politician who is sustained by
a man who confesses that he is a defaulter;
ami who can also lie proved to be guilty of
iwrjnrv and kindred crime?0
Men who paid'thcir taxes vears ragoj ami
who have John Speer's retvipts in their
pockets arc daily called ujwn to come up to
the Collector's office and settle, the Speer
Van Horn forgeries having rejwrted them $
"absconded," "insolvent" or "dead."
The stealing was done openly and sliame-
leMily. The subsequent attcmi't to coyer it
up, unit in the department at w asnington,
and afterwards through frauds on deputies
and false books, was done in a hungjing way
and made a uotrii ol by an lloru.aiiu uis
superiors, the two: ana irauuuiem rer
tarn have been seen by Speer s deputies and
many others, and the leading facts ran 1
proved by scores of witn&fic. Would it not
be well to summon the hundreds of "dead,"
"insolvent" and "absconded" to meet with
the State Convention at Topeka? There are
two hundred thousand reasons why. they
should have a voice in selecting our public
servants. You will hear from me again.
rmK WICaTJTA. - - '
To Ox Edit ef The Timer j
For the bunit of your readers. town and
country who are seeking information as to
the Valley of the, Arkansas, , Sedgwick
county or Wichita, I append the following,
"taken oa the spot" :
It has been mooted 'as to which of the two
fcmpona or Humboldt was tne, most
accessible point from which to reach
Wichita. It has been decided by far
most numerous sojourners, that to go
Emporia saves time, labor and money. The
fare to Emporia via the Topeka and Santa Je
R. R., is S7.85; from Emporia via Kansas
Stage Co., isSlO, making the total cost, ex
clusive of condiments, $17 8-5. The drive
from Emporia to the Valley of the Arkansas
"lies ia nlramnt places." It has never be
fore been permitted as to see so lovely !a'
country, such a variety of scenery, such an
extent of landed beauty. Everywhere along
the route'reU"evia8roTtBriu and gam
farms that" would lead one from the
wooded regions of the older States to believe,
had been husbanded for years with' careful
tillage timber, dear running water; 'neat
houses, good fences and ott-tafldnap,
enough to substantiate the delasioa fully
that some oTtheweWe5Tof iliese country
homes, are not yet a year old. Jn doe pro
cess of time the stage was brought up with a
sudden Jerk in front of the ."EUmado
the new town of that name,
when each occupant of the coach, wrdtmore
gravity thu dignity, rises a few inches from
atorespeetivcstalaWittrMfeta in forced and
jauHe headtd bu,and then dimbs oat for
change of coaches. From this point pmwn
att an coanreyed t(r Arkansas Cctv, Auguta,
Wichita M points farther south and west.
IV'arrangelhcM of f he-coach hnes are most
eoatpletel'aBsdall is Atm fo, m nearly as
possible, render coaching a ooarfett-if not a
pleasure, bTenU aad driven.
Leaving Eldorado, after partaking ofa
food supper at the hotel of the same name,
von t "careened" towards Wichita. A
twenty aiHe" drive through a eowatry variega
ted with suchsixaviaanykes land valuable
and country homes af (ficlire! and we arc in
front of Capi IX fiyne'n lfltfKe; Every
one in IavewoTth,aJBong the "boys," will
reasember JJSV&. than wham no other can
chum more of the elements of manhood. A
soldier, an Indian neuter and a frontiersman.
To such wc owe our gigantic strides toward
Claiming of fil rank amewg the States; to
sacTt tbk hardy tssifimnt owes hi safety ami
comfort whilst in the enjoyment of his rich
western home. .
' From Payne's Ranchc it is a ten mile
drive to Wichita, which yon enter front the
easVover.a- redely constructed bridge that
jmm Chisholm Creek, and you are in the
valley of the Arkansas.- On all sides of you
is heavy timber. ' Southwest are the neat
handing; and busy hands adding constantly ;
and winding like a broad, dark river (black
sand loam soil) beyond is the Texas cattle
frail, crossing- the, Arkansas river, through
the timber ana out 6ver' (he1 high prairie to
War Ahfleac: , This' trail M the railroad
Wnrl Mts tmil'wfll MM th irfi rail hens
after. For ffls,alleY, .watered trlbe two Ar
kanam rivers,1 'shaded wrA deep woods, with
far away.ln either direction the richest past
mageTcnow'n to Texas men, must ulliatately
become the permanent stock yard of the
gfeWbt for the cattle f rade of this great
"" f -" ' ------ ----- " -o . . . .
WicnTta'ibtenrtifhlIv loedted at, or near.
thneonnuenceofthe B'and Little Arkan
sas fivers. The timber in-the vicinitv and
Imim;,tbe bonlens of the rivers, is sufficient
for farming null building purjwscs. As an
evidence of the? I Wits present when a gentle
man 'contracted for mae fence posts wild
loots i; at fifteen cen( a piece. -The timber
Is the last named, with the addition of black
walnut, peacoii, liickory and cottoh wood.
The water is verv pure and soft. Tliat
pumped frohiweha. being used for washing
clothes. It is reached at a depth ot trom ix
to tea feet, and the roots of vegetation are
found in the water, thus explaining why the
.. . . r m aP if.:. - . a... -!.. fimtii ai
jkmnc 01 hui region jievcr ui uum mt
uroaglit. Corn rows to an iftimense height
and Uiis the first troji piaiiiefl on, the sod.
V'egetalded here attain" a tire' add arc so
proline in growth thai vie are Jed to believe
the department no callea at our State fairs,
wiU.lereafter dale a ntjw era.in the vegeta
ble, aad fruit .exhibitions. Watermelons arc
plenty, Jbe f'Jeraey" sweet potatoes have
here.thcir'soil and climate, a black loam,
and the Irish potato grows a well and is as
laijg arid mellow i any we have seen any
where . V-
ThiB camiot fail fJWil lliC variety 'and
quality of. fruits, vegetables and grains the
soil innature. is cauableof crowina; of he-
cbmiag one of the thickest settlal, most pro
ductive ami vaiuaoic coumies in me oune.
, Texans say tlie soil her will produce a
bale of. cotton to the acre and several intend
ulantW' in the spring. The climate Is
grand, the nights cool and refreshing, and
daring; the day a pleasant breeze lans.ine
valley.' ' ' ',-'"
Coal, of an excellent quality ' was found
wfthin eight miles of the town, and a salt
minc,'6f the purest kind Lis Iwcn found ten
miles to'tlic southwest, and a eetitleman from
this vjriiiity has already started for Washing-
ion.19 see; uie commissioner 01 imiun .
fairs to ascertain wlictlier it can lie claimed
bv.tho white roan.
kjTJic, inhabitants of Wichita, as to char-
acter aad kind, aereeahly surprised us
-j.- ticinatedaUofthc"wiId western,"
'njlj i pd "wild and woolly." In-
nteadL we found peace, order ami industry
md renewed the aciuiaintance of old Leav-
cawonu men .wnosc ve -an iiujjicujc.i
long ago. Among those whom it was a
msnae tor us 10 mora ana gn.-v.-i nan .ui.
ni. Unffenstein.- familiarly called Dutch
SilL.who is an energetic, quiet little man,
Dcnt'on a purpose tliat is fast becoming
known, to develop and people tins splendid
valley j , He is. furthered in his project bv- the
assistance of .C T. Pearcc, his brother-jn-law,
who is a man . of ability and unflagging
industry. The following 'gentlemen consti
'tute'the present lrtisiness- community of
Wh-hita, all men of marked ability in their
Van Trees Ac Smith, real estate agfnU;
Steele, Roc & Bright, largely engaged in
real estate; A. S. Mongers, post master; X.
A. English Pre-t. of the County Board,
brotlter of Col. English, of Leavenworth;
E. P. Waterman, Judge .Reuben Riggs, T.
J. McAdaius who keeps a well stocked live
ry and is doing a good business. Schaltncr
and Short, fbnuerallv of lxavenworth, are
engaged in wholesale groceries and liquors
re-(ami doing a a hne trade.
Wichita boasts of seven aroeeries, two
dry goods aad groceries, four dealers in cloth
ing and variety, three hardware and tin, two
lumber tahls, one CRrrvae and Diacksmiui
shop, otic furniture store; two harness stores.
There are two large brick hotels in course nf
construction, and in present "operation thu
Wichita House; P. V. Hubbrd, proprie-
tor ofa neat and accommodating hotel just in
operation; Messrs. It. Allen and D. S.
Mongers keep boarders and lodgers but
sw ins out no name as a sign. Wichita also
has three saloons to offset which she buets
three churches, one Presbyterian, one Epis
copal and one Catholic; also a very good
Alarse trade is already done with Texans
and herders, who supply here on their re
turn here from Abilene, it being the best
town on their route home. Tlie money left
by this class is principally gold and silver,
a large amount of whicfi is gathered and
passed lively as change.
MEtTTIXtt F !. BCTTa-KaU.
Plkahaxt Ridge, Ks., July ', 1870.
To the Editor of the Times':
, It appears from the Lawrence papers that
an annivenity meeting of the oldest Settlers
of that city is to be held in September, for
the enjoyment of a rssison of social inter
course wliich shall revive the memories of
the old times tliat caused the beginning
of the grand conflict for the freedom of all
men, and contribute to htr already glorious
page of history items, which, although yet
unwritten, are none the less valuable and
deserving of preservation. The day will
come when Kansas history will absorb, in
interest, nearly everything connected with
the great struggle which she began, and
whose governing principles, thraaghoat, em-
inated from the intellect of her far-seeing,
high-minded people. And now u the time
to et about collecting the materiak for com
pleting that history. Soon k will be too
late, for those who 'possess the facts, and from
whom only can they ever be obtained,
will soon have passed away, aad the knowl
edge they possess lost to as unless we avail
ourselves of the present advantages. The
struggle between slavery and ana-slavery
mav scarcely be said to have eaded upon our
soil until the final admission of the Territory
into the Unions a State. The history of
the State has been very well recorded since
her admission, but that of the seven preceding
yean is vet to be completed. Ae have a
Historical Society, I believe. If we have
aene, we should see to it that one is orgauht
aed forthwith. Now, for the benefit of such
a snactv. and for the purpose of bringing
toaether all .old cUisens for a season of
social intercourse aad a grand celebration
of 'tlie-settlement of Kansas, we should
hohL at or near the mert convenient station,
a 'mestiag- of the old Territorial set
tbm - ot all norties. on next
aaarTenary day, which occurs in June, and
II iKhf ni ihaiiiat tn sHrai as spectators to
be eordkllT invited. Each man should
encae with all the iacideats within his knowl
edge written down, or prepared to relate
them verbally so that they might be recorded
by. a short-haad reporter. This would ia
Tohre the selection of some grove ia which to
hold the lauliag, aad a session of three
orfoar days, i Teats aad provisioas would
have to be broaght, aad a grand camp-meet-aacwoahtbetheresak.
Of comae, all who
r . ... U J UtU
aaaaa ana inaur isannn wobju uu im. vh
BTScimamT' and other historic pieces of
isaanii would he oa the ground, ami the
noise of theualfcaas weald carry m back to
the times when they soaaded the Crrt notes
Cafconlict that is yet too mighty to con
temnhte The war is now closed by the ad
marifm of all mea to aa equality before the
law; and now let us move u the matter and
let Wends and enemies come together ha the
gmisVai amctingii of onr times, talk over
matters, make the history of the State, aad
from the past derite: those elements which
wiH carry as forward into the boundlm field
of mcetf and fraternal respect.
Who wilt move in the substantial orgam
zatiorr of the nmrtrr? Keipcetnirf
tWveMWsrtli sMa PaMtie.
A JjaTenworth correspondent of the To
peka Record writes ss follow:
Leavenworth is no longer the "head cen
tre, of State politics. Here people are no
longer made and unmade, who sit in high
place; yet she manages to stick in, and take
out a short rib occasionally, in a sort of a
??. ii .t -. . .
iuuiirivri way. as in me lamous Chaplain
coutcst for the State Penitentiary. But this
city once furnished the braias, " bowels and
lungs of the State. There is now a general
distribution of these to the State, especially
of the Jungs. Kansas is famous for wind.
Tills will one day drive our mills to grind
the bread-corn, and weave our elothes, as it
now drives tlie practical mill, to grind the
gris of men who pay cash toll for office.
Tills Is a queer old mill to grind. The
fool and thief can have their political fodder
ground here, by joying cash toll, and no
quest ioas are asked. It is a truth of Kansas,
that the man who goes into the political mill
to grind, wherein cash toll is demanded for
othce, may havejuaLbcuae. enough to know
that the mill will grind anything which can
be ground, smut, cheat and chaff, as readilv
as the clean wheat, and with that amount of
: oe suci.iu, lor casn ion. suences uie
miller. He does not ask.for clean wheat and
corn, nor question the ense of the man who
mcs to "rhid .-Iinfl' Tim milW iK- .
comes to gnnu Uian. llie milter onlv de-
mand, cash toll for grinding.
SoiRrwit is , .Kansas; when a man of
brains is a.skel, "will you consent to ran for
y. ., I , .? t, 11
Congiv-s?" healmost uivariablv anawcrs,"no.
because too iioijr." The pir man of brains
cannot grind in the Kansas mill. But when
a man of brains is a.-kod: "Will yon consent
to jwy cih toll for Congress?" he involun
tanally answers: "Ye-, because rich." The
rich man without brains in bank; the other,
braias without ra-h. Tlie latter docs a re
spectable, honorable, worthy business; the
former eat, chan-, ana snuffs the east wind
for a living.
tj ... Ill A I
.-sinncy fiance na- neen Miumnc uie cast
llHi lor a Itin timo. lit 1 now in isrkvsi..
sion of the mill, and has nine points of the
battle won. Cm he make one point more ? .
Thia depends on the ieopIe, who, in this
country, arc nlimyt a- well represented as
they deserve to lit. Clarke, as everybodv
kiiows, is one oi mom; men vvno pay cash j
toll, to grind chafl. If the jieople have got '
tireil ot that kinil of fodder, they wilt de
mand more com ami wheat; they will de
mand a man of brain.-, who will call for the
political bread if life.
In view of the above conditions, how is
Leavenworth "on Coiigre ?" 1 hear of
but two men mentioned here for Clarke's
place, J). R. Anthony and M. S. Adanw.
Perhaps Anthony is by all odds the stronger
man as to vote- in convention. He also has
more ca-h capital in ncwsfiapcr stock, and
can write himself up before, the -people. He
is then the strongest man in the Kansas wind
mill, which takes cash, toll for grinding.
Anthony represents a great deal of sound
wheat, but it is all in the chan. It will take
more wind than even Kansas can get up to
clean it. Blow a? hard as Anthony may,
he will still he chaff. The people of'Kansis
have always been opposed to a mixed politi
cal fodder They prefer chaff like Clarke
to anv other mixture, however sound the
kernel of scne may be.
M. S. Adams is a man of too much sense
to even entertain the hope of a nomination.
All he wants is a federal office, through the
next Congressman, for which he would pay
nominating votes as toll for his federal grist.
Tom' Oslwrn has some --trcngth for Gov
ernor; far more than either Anthony or
Adams for Congress. He i a man who lias
brain-scrip in hank, ready on demand, and
rays at sight. He has mental stock in trade
sufficient to do up the Governor's officewith
(Knmi tlie tpnttilican Valley Ciuire.
We wish to call the attention ofbusincss
men to cards of Iasivenworth merchants in
our paper tiwlay. Sonic of them we have
noticed separately, from time to time, and
shall do the same to the others.
Weare personally acquainted with every
one of those who advert l-c with as, and have
no hesitation in recommending them to
western dealers. It is agreeable to us to
state that three-fourths of the goods old in
this region conic from laravenworth, and
the entire trade which is getting to lie of
great importance can !e secured to our
Metropolitan city, if her merchant will Imt
make themselves know it.
There is a good feeling, it pleases us to
say, existing among northwes-terii business
men, and in fact the jsoplc in general,
towards the metrojiolis of the State. Our
merchants prefer to go there to trade bccauc
of the large stock of good-, the fair treat
ment they receive from the merchants there,
and last Imt not the Iea-1, because they know
they are contributing a mite to build up a
fine city in our own State.
Leavenworth ha- not lccn justly dealt
with lir one delegation in Cougiw. They
have rfime nothing t advance her interest.
Uxin the proper representation of the fact,
the government would build public buildings
there it is a digracc that it lias not lieen
done Ivfcire. While small interior towns
it has not lieen i
East, with birt little trade
Z V ffiL. Vl7A i
His SJ nt
' ,h.a.1,lh,I,L?' ,
have cu-tom hou-es and
Qnen Citv of the Missouri
all. Wc trust our delegation
c inii our iicitTCiiiuii in .onicrCT-i i
to it that our voting metropolw shall I
... ;- t.tlv .Inn i.-?
,at is jastlv ducIier.
Makj.iiai.i.Colnty. The population of
Frankfort, as shown bv the census nirt, is
1.14; Irving, 17l; Blue Itaiiid-, 111; Water-
ville, .'Wo. Veniiillion township, 1,7S;
Blue Rapids, 1,350; from what we can lim
this (Waterville) township will go aN.m
1.500. It will be seen that our city, a little
over two years old, lia a s.iihtioii almost
as large as the entire population of Irving,
Frankfort and Blue RipM-. ll'iiferriWc
Mr. Hainrrove informs us tliat he has 1
completed las count at Independence, show-' tj,at ;t onr j,;! Sidney Clark whin In
ing 431 soiils in that enterpri-ing pi ice. had done something -si great and gixsl tliat
Wcstralia, when counted a week ago, had ;t wa, force,l to g.Je him the credit of sc
105 of the genus homo within its iKinlers. curing the O-age Lands to actual -ettkr-.
The lat week has materially Jcs-encd the Without at this time giving our views as to
numDcr. 1 xttLer j.twh.
The celi-Us of this town is nearly com-
pletcd but the exact numlier has not been
ascertainetl. It will reach something near
500 of people who?e n-idencc is in town. ,
Boidcs these arc several hundred who hold
a sort of residence out on claims and elect to
lJ-..o.1 n;.t..ni.of ihnrsttintrvon that
account. Purler ltceonl.
ui; .u..... .- ......w --- ...-- -. ---
A Coxscikxce-Stiucken' Tiiiek.-
" of this
two months aao Mr. Bobert Uvr-,
T. 1 I .....! V..n. l.im 1 ItfllMO flflll
. ' .. ... 11 .1 ;:! i.
. Ii?- '. "VLfJ HZ nl. oiibor tn
rc - U. Tlmrt'tmie since he
thief or property A Hhort ti ''
rrccitisi a jch. .u... "-""".--. .
1 ubicc i
rould find his horse and buggy.
. ..I i , i., I.,..,, vrittn
in goodfaith, and resulted in the recovery
of thVhorse'and buggy. The thief had
really become coascieSe-stricken, and de-
really become conscieVcc-tncken, and de-
nred to make such restitution as lay in ins
Fort SeoU Jfcartar.
Taie Xarlai rarollna Tronble.
AVasuington, July 24. There is coming
to be considerable interest here in North Car
olina affairs, thoueh it seems to be almost
impossiblelo gct'a reasonable statement as to
Informing Mr. Gro-s that if he would go to' "
l.ioh niinmrtHl til ! Ironi II1CIII11I. uim-eu.
..:. ..I.m'iiiri.n ',.imlV Afi.sruri. '
zw ia siaviHT all r 1011 v.um" -- m
the merits of the question in issue about two years before, and introduced an amend
which the people of the State are fo much , ment to the Indian appropriation bill, giv
excited. , ing the settlers the Osage lands at SI 35
Governor Holden claim.- tliat two or three ier acre, provided that the Indians
counties have practically been in a condition j consented thereto. This passed the Senate
nfmitlaWTV for Motrin months; that the Ku and wrat to the House. In that body Mr.
KIux had organized there and were rov ing
up awl down, committing outrages and mur-
ders without number; that life and property
.n. :.-i .i !.-. u i..a
in vain appealed to the better class of citi-
zens to create a public sentiment such as
would compelhad characters to keep the
some wccks ago lie piu ine-e cuiiiuies un -
.lor martial law. and nroceeded to organize
the State militia on a large scale. Then he
sent forColonel Kirk, somewhat noted a a
mm ami imperious inan irom lenne-fee,
Annn.l T Ii.. ,.m tT- I.iih.Im.
negro troops, and sc-nt him into Caswell and '
..H .'. .. . .11
vruiiuuiu ui ut ui iv iiuiiuitu
Aiamanca coumies, wnere ne na nrresreu
numerous citiaens on the general charge that
they are dirertly or indireSy rcpoauble for
II outrages. The regular press reports,
thoagh strongly partisan against the Gov
ernor, show that the Chief Justice of the
State is not disposed to uphold Kirk's pro
ceedings. Hoklrnissnstaiated in hlswork bv both
Senators aad seme of the Representatives of
toe State, and is opposed by a great many
other persons. These deny that there was
originally any serious disturbance in the
comities named and say that the Governor i
the whole came, for political effect.
They assert that there was no nece-sity
whatever for declaring martial la'v or call ins
out the militia, and charge that the object is
to get negro soldiers into the principal towns,
so as to carry the elections of next week in
the Uolden interest; and declare tliat Kirk's
conduct Is a violation of the law and the i
That the existing state of aftair- down
there in the country west and nottliwet ofi
Raleigh is very bad, statements from all ,
sources clearly show.
An armv officer who lias just K-en tliroii'di
that section on business, says that the reports
which have come north of outrages commit
ted are by no means exaggerated. No man's
life is safe who gives the least oHcne to those
who countenance these outlaws. The civil
authorities arv powerless, ami this officer
thinks that Hokkn's course is the only one
by which peaceably disposed citizens "could
be afforded" protection.
There are government trisqis at Raleigh,
Graham, the county seat of Almanca, and at
.v -:n .1 :. . r .....' ,1 , ...
.u.L-. u i'..il r t: .1. ' '
onlr in Iln(ler ,hc a,rPC.
tion oftixil offkeni j Jn anv -,, raM,
"r L i VCT 12 '" :J.. f "r"
.1 .. ..
Cfore theaid of t can be to re r"in,l,na.1,8,,r ,"- , SWta; -s being
' wre 'he aid of troojis can be procitrei . the month in which thte flowers appear,
jn tnis p,. ,ie empathies of the officers I ali a unU Iv-in to coui.le
f the , m unmWahlv with Gov. I ,. '' " , , ". , . 1 - 1 i.-
, HoWe J instanccs it "seems rrrtiviJC Sl 'T
.,: lu., A..- ;..., i.J u..;. I ' r a ,,r(i J. " encircled by a branch ..f
, ""' M V. -....-. .M..I. .-1.1.
arrested bv- Kirk, princiKillv a.- hootaues
ratlier than tqion anv deh'nite'evidence that
thev have been direiilv concerned in crimes
Kirk's il, hesav,., apiir to be tint if
the liest citiiens choose, thev could m, ,v,
courage as to prevent outran altogether,
and so he adjudges them suffieicntly guilty,
for his imrposes.
muriKiiiciRUMui lor uie iiiirriimive
' " Will.: llVlla I.7"l
Jkff mtltti it nitnnAnuwl Jk44i.u
is concerned, officers .stationed,
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VMr. v sv r. v. . aaat- - - mi.'
bro-ight about silch a condition of aflairs as, '
it is feared, will cause still more scriousj
tnsible if the courts fail to endorse Hidden,
fimilfa Vvatlieiu l".f-rlcr.
During the month of June we had lira- l,0vf with its glo-sv, green leaves, a id vcr
sion to travelquitc extensively through Don-1, iiill'ion lurri.--, from the centre of which
niphant Brown, and Nemaha Coiintii-. I hi- hang- a hrum.h of mi-thtoe. .. '. fuyiuta
ring this trip wc paid some attention to the in Apitilm-? Joimml.
crops, and must say, we never I-efore isiw a' m .
more flattering prospect of an abundant vield Thp Krliablr Contraband.
cither in Kansas or elsewhere. The wheat . ,vlM)V jur 24A Wcial wrre-jw,,.
crop of these three coiintii will avenge lK llt tt rit from" Menz, iimlcr dale of Sltt.
thirty hnsheU to the a.-re. L.-t M-a-on Wing , thrix. lave lin formed around
very wet the straw was much longer, but ialc;tv. jlc Mt l(, it Fort
the wheat this year is much lietter in every ,illHltim lmjer guidance of an officer,
respect. The barley alo , is the finest we i(, mU info'r)n3t;,m TO fIInitta1ed hi,,,. The
liave ever seen. Mr. nulls, of -brown , -... ... i...i: ..i i. :...
fiuinlir t..T.I n. tlit I... Mill fii.1.1 tf ti..W..
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acres that would average htty imshels to the
acre; and that six acres ot the let ot it
would yield sixtv biL-hels to the acre. The
corn looked tineas far out as the wot line of
Brown County; but we-t of that it wa'a in
need of rain. Since wc were there, they
have had plenty of rain in that section, and
we suppose their corn is uow all right.
It has been our business for nearly tight
years to travel over these counties once cverv
two or three months. During all this time
we nave never .een as jine croiis oi an Minis
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a wesawon thistrip; but the mot remark
able change i the rapid settlement and won
derful improvement of these counties.
When wemade our first trip through them.
wc could leave one town and go straight
across the prairie to the nevt without cross
ing a single farm. AVc remember when we
muM m fmni AVhito f'lnnil tn llinwnllin :i
' distance of fifteen miles, with but one or two
arm-houses by the ruad-side; now the whole
country is settled up; and beautiful farms
meet tne eye at every step. The same may
be said of the road from Troy to Highland",
and from there to Hiawatha; and, in fact, on
any other route we travelled during that
time. Now the country cems ncarlv all n.t-
tlctl up; settled by a class of the bet farmers,
are having, this year, iinc fruit. The far
mers are also planting fine groves of nativ e
trees, which are lieginning to look beautiful.
Some groves in this and Brown County can
lie seen for ten miles away.
The towns, too, arc not behind the coun
try. On the Central Branch it. It., from
Atchison west, there are a number of line
towns doing a good trade, and grow ing finely.
Among the good towns on ibis road are
MiKOtah, Xetawaka, Wetmore, Centralia,
Frankfort, Irving, and Watervillc; all llour
iliing towns, which add greatly to the trade
of Atchi-on City. Tlie towns on a line north
of that road, or through the centre of the
Counties east, are Mary.sville, located
on the Big Blue River, and the centre of a
large trade; next, and catof that is Seneca,
the county seat of Xcmaha County, and a
flourishing town of, iierhaiM -ix or eisht
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uneiovai iraiic. .ui'i iuiiiiuviiik - "'" -
( any town in Northern Kan-as. Next comes
Hiawatha, the county scat of Brown County,
lntifal little citv,' built on a high prairie,
with a splendid surrounding country. Ilia-
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Ta',a " U",nS lvP traJf r , ,
The St. Joseph and Denver tity h.uln.aii
i. now finWie.1 to the we,t line of Brown
County, and when omipletcd to Maryvillu
will rive all the towns la-t mined, and this
m.ignihcerit farming tountry, .1 raiirwt oiit-
lit to market tor their large -urpiiis ol gram
e -hall notice the towns in onr count at
-ome future time. Sickness in our family
prevents 11, from writing more at irt-.-nt.
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Krviii tlieTt-ivka Kvrl J
CvmuionroiKA, a dav or
while u-ing manv wonls to nialc its readers
iM,i;vo :, ,,.rv,-1ndid and Jinti-ni.-il. an.l
the sinccnty or the Common vcenlth, when it
claims that "wliile under its present manage-
ment it will not attach it-elf to the fortunes
of any one man or clique of politicians," we
propose to see if it is true that Sidney Clarke
w deserving of the praise o freclv given him
in his own japer, the Lawrence T. ibunr, and
thr Cmnmonrculth. In the first nlace. it is
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mdispiited that Clarke
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onianally tavoreii tne ireaty ny
Osage lands were sought to ric given to cer-1
tain railroad conqanies. It wxs not until
'"ere was a disagreement as to the share Mr.
then; was a dLsairreement i
, Clarke was to have out of the proceeds of the
Oagc swindle, tliat he changed his course. ,
Ami since be has ostensibly been in favor of
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eurrently reported ami helieved tliat lie
ia received monev irom uie lana goo-1
bier, to restrain Inm irom opposing
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mem, ami hi so niamx a. in ux i.iu ui-
what they desire. Mr.
pve them what they desire,
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j?niment of Congress, to hLs pa
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-"I. mTKlTwaiaal his '
amendment that muaed, but an amendment
, ,i,m:Hl hv Sutnr Pmnnnr. That "en-
tlcman, after having Uid every effort to se
cure the Osage reservation for the railroad
companies and laying, chopped around as
suddenly as Mr. Clarke had done, ncarlv
( Clarke proposed an amendment which came J
near defeating the whole scheme. The ,
amendment of Mr. Pomcror's was then .
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j Indians agree to it, settlers are to get their
. Imnds at $L25 per acre. Even tlii, it is
. suggested by some, is a cheat. AVc have
not examined it thoroughly, but it is
; saia ny tne tnose wno nave, inu a itui.-ii --
' tin will h nut on it. ami lerharf it
will bearit, that only uch portious of the
reserve will go to thesettlersa
10 inm ny tne ircmy - . - -
.11 ukJl.AB thu Uk A IWl lh TAEe HIL-t
un waawraaiTa iui- ij -.- - -
occasion to warn the settlers thai . pmligioiH
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enori wiu oe suae iw , ""'"?'",,
cogent to the proposed sale. Under all ; of
J these circumstances is it true that Mr. Clarke
iwvebeautiful farms, Handsome dwei.- ; M M'.t .allthe,lon.
and fine young orchards m a thrifty ,.,- , .I-illh-ll;. ...uMnarteM.!. and
condition; anil in manv places liitv . .. ..?, i ., i.t.. ..... i:....:.. ...
deserves the praise bestowed upon him by
the Couuiwnxadlhl Let candid men answer
ihe question. We think not.
KniMcms for the lajs and Mooth-.
The tloral emblems, of the days of the week
and the months of the year are" as follows:
Monday. A leaf of the lotus or water
lily, half represented light, half dark, the
, hhiis oeinu eonsiacrea in me rjsi as
, "The eiuWm and cradle of creative Night."
! Tuesday. A leaf, half light, to signify
'the heavens, and half blue or sea green,
; meaning the waters, in reference to the sec
ond day's work of creation.
Wcdne-day. A leaf divided into three
colors light for the heavens, blue for the
waters, and green for the earth. J
Thursday. A green lotus leaf, on which
is placed a flower figurative of the sun, cre
ated on the fourth day.
Friday. A Teaf on which an insect is
feeding, symbolizing, ''Let the earth bring
forth living creatures."
Saturday. The leaf for this day is filled
with fruit, for, 'I have given youfevery
herb liearing mxU, and every tree, in which
is the fruit."
Sunday. Simply an olive leaf, sacred to
jicaoe and ixvt.
January i- represented by a robin, encir
cled in a "-.irLuul of sweet-scented tussilairo:
since the one cheers our dwellings at this
sea-on with itsiire-ence,
with itire-ence. while the other re-
i 'gales the early mouth with its fragrance.
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I c,'n"T ,us a ?" f lowurops, sur-
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M'' V,r J1"" m,m,h wc huc a ,,Iina
0r"-r the ini.l-t ot a bu-h of
''" Xl-rujI nirt, uitli p.ldca t.a-ltl liunf.
r iJa-v-I. V T' "f .vt"'? ''I"1. morons
fr fmMl, hi a hawthorn Im-h hi toll flower,
mlolui this month.
June ha- a wreath of tlonering grains',
encompassing a bunih of ripe strawberries.
.nil v. . imncli til rett cherries, en-
wreathed with the frn-rnuit iiiri)li lliv in.-
Augu-t is reprt-entid by a coronal of
"" '"rIl'-v "", " i"rcl.,,g ripe plum
Scptemlier lia.-, a cluster of imriile sraiier.
"' wa" "f bop,
OitoU-r i-repre-eiit.d with various col.
"red China a-tirs ami ilu-ters of hazelnuts.
Xovctnhcr has a garland of flowering ivy,
with turnip-and rarpits in the rentre.
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I)iivmlr i- woven with a L-nrljinl of
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i-iiinmi :ire In
camion are being placed in lio-ition. Ditches.
casements, bomli-proof luirracks, and every
thing connected with the fortress are con
stnietnl on an immense scale. The work is
not de-timd to defend Mitz merely, for that
place was sufliciently fortilieil liefore, but to
I rotcct a va-t encampment like the present, or
j;ive shelter to a beaten armv. The fact that
the walU wtre coiiiiiiiiicmI months ago is
I'lnir proof of how France ha- been preiar
ingfiran oflen-sive war at the first oppor
I tuiiitv. There are two forts at Quintin txin:-
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maiulin" the limail vallcv of the river, and
ipproaehes to the town. The guns of these
fort- can play with tremeiuliioiis torce on
any enemy that may advance through the
valley to attack the town. whiV V Ihe valley
there is ample shelter L. ..iiole army;
guarded on one side by guiLS of the town,
and on the other side by guns of the forts.
The officers at the two lorts did not xiect
to leave for the frontier in less time than
eight days. A caittain in the Prussian en
gineer corjM liud-jihrt .ljfacn arrested in the
fort as a spy. Marshal Bazainewasin Metz.
Horses bclonging-sto-1 members of his staff
were kept saddled and standing before his
hotel, Imt no movement had vet lieen made.
Great dillicullv was experienced in getting
fail. This indicato that Frtnch movement
may In; still -ome time ilvlaycd.
A iiirreMindent writing from 1'aris.s.ivs:
Pruian triKips were sLssing thnmgh the
lUack forrest towanls Risle. Several de-
' tachment were-topptd by Swiss authorities.
iwho have an nln-crvation i-orjs of 'it,WM)
i Gen. Mc.M.ihoii's hesidqiiarters were .it
Sin-lmrir. A -trong French force was mass
ing to prevent -urpri-c from the Va.-ges de
lilo; troo. were iassing into Strasbourg
from Be-ioneu; even thing indicates that tin-lir-t
great blow will Iv -truck in the
vicinity of Straslsurg, and great force
had already arrivcil at Strasbourg, all of
which had is'eii transjvirted by railroad.
l'os:is Vrrmanj .
Thcdireit lines of German steamers hcr.
lofore plving brtwctn New York and Brc
nion and Ilainburg rejxctivily, having Mis-jM-ndul
their tri to tho-- jsjinU in conve-ipum-eof
the French and Pnis-ian war, the
nsluceil nitcs of prtage i hargeahb-, undr
th- ei-ting jMtal convention with North
( Ii rmaiiy, on letters anil otlir cnrreiond
t nie for the North German Union and un
triis beyoiiil, forwanled by the direct route,
are, for thepre-ent, iiioirativc.
All nirresjiondciivc for North Germany,
will, oiie-isiuently, until direct sfHamdiipstr
vi"' is reMimcl le forwanhsl by clorsvd
i.-.iil via Kugland, subject to the rates of in
ti riutioiial jstagc et.iblisheil for that route,
vu: For litter, 10ccntsforiihhalfoHiicer
under Pnn.iviucnt optional or fraction
thereof Preiv fneiit i- iiiupul-ory for book.
juikagesr.nd piturns, or ram pics of mcr-
ilianll-e. ai - 1x111s ior uu wit ihihix--,
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Inn tion jirtpayniint tompuL-ory.
I-tter- un-iiflicieiitly aid on alsive ratio
will lie chargtsl for on delivery, with -tage
for unpaiil litters alter deduction of
2rKcrm -oitnly fair.
I'ur-'iant to notice, tin- Officer and Direc-
tors of the Jitfir-on County Agricultural
Sociity met :: 0-kalosi on Satunlav-, July
Itfth, I&70, and dUcrniincd on holding the
County Fair on the 5th, Cth and 7th day- of
October. 1870. ard to leave tin premium to
liccompetol tor oiien to Hie .-late, iner
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eiitv have determined to rai-e the premium
and make thun worth jominting for.
A coaimittiv, con.-i-tingif J. A. I'atter-oii,
E. M. Hutchin, C A. Buck, J. F. Willitts
and V. IS. MK Mian, was .-.pointed to make
out a pnaiiuai li-t. Said committee will
mt on :l.e 3.1 day of Augu-t and make out
..;.! !;. nltrr vlni It it will I tiitMwhiiI.
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it is i.oci niai an win iaKe an inieresi,
ana einnavor ." hmkc me comoi rou .1
succo-. iiiciairgrnuiiiwiire wmg
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Socim- are determined to have the l-t half-
mile track in the state.
Levi. .1. Trovvek, See y.
IJro. Boot, calleil Frank, for -hurt, of the
Waterville Ttlfjnthh got sold heavy on that
old dead lst " ItM-a." AVc thank every
thing and all that move and has a beinx,
tliat he has beat him and is himself again.
We do not know what the folk- along the
line of the road would do if Frank should
"loss in h cheek.-." Xetnaakn Herald.
Sixafcing of the treatment that -hould N;
shown towanl women, Shakespeare says:
"He tliat wouM brhU haiul 11 1" a woman, sae
tn l Iflll fl
U a If fli wh'.iii ' trir las ttatwry tn rati a i-i -.lil'foi'
Wo it the '-divine William.'"
After their departure he -aid to his wife,
" AVouId it not I-- as well for mc to go now
as at anv other time?" "Are you prepar
ed?" responded he. " Finaneially, I am
, not; otherwi-e I am," was the answer. W-
tti'jm J on null.
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and Mb; prU't"Ua"t?.,f"e t'ountv
. Irf-r .itli. Iith ami .th: i auaunsec ,oum ,
r" , ,", , , ... ' imWn fmintv Ilia-
.October ha "aioT3, '
watha, September 8th, Jth Jnd iwth.
i htmiilii-. ftirwariliil. not onlv from I'ans. hut
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