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THE LEAVENWORTH WEEKLY
LEAVENWOBTH, KANSAS, THURSDAY MOBNIX G, AUGUST 4, 1870.
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1870.
"wir rmw AtttfMf.
It is estimated that tlictc are eight thou
sand colored persons in Kansas. Yesterday
was their gala day. They held their first
.Stole Convention to celebrate the ratification
fo the fifteenth Amendment, and did it ih
n way which raut have been satisfactory to
themselves as it was to all who joined with
them and to all who witnessed the grand
demonstration. All of the organization and
societies participating in the celebration
would have formed a line a mile and a half
in extent, and numbering many thousand
person-, The principal towns repre
sented crc Lawrence, Atchison, Wy
andotte, Fort Scott, 1'aola, tojieka
and Junction City, and there wa
hardly a prominent colored man in the State
who was not present. And wives and chil
dren came alo, so that the occasion was en
joyed by all and was a general jubilee. The
appearance of the pnicession was very fine,
the Masons, the Benevolent Society, and the
arrlus religious mcirtics making as credit-sd)k-
an exhibition of themehcs as we have
'ever seen on a day of general rejoicing. The
music was also of the best kind; among the
bands there was Bloss's German band of this
city, the Seventh Cavalry band; and nn es
culent Kinii of cnloed musicians from
Our citizens entered into the movement
heartily, and were glad to rejoice with those
One place of rendezvous was the Turner
Hall, and the other the Arsenal grounds of
the Fort, and both were Inrgclv atlc'tidcd.
At Turfcr Jtall the meeting was called to
hifcr at 1 o'clock, by Capt. Wm. I).
Matthews. A few remarks of a business na
ture were made by Kcv. Mr. Henderson, of
Lawrence, when Kcv. J. C. Embry came
forward and introduced Senator Revels. His
remarks were vciy happy and appropriate,
but exceedingly brief.
Senator Revels was reccncJ With pro
longed applause-, fll'i! made a short Iwt able
4nd lioiilUnl address. The Senator is a very
fcasy speaker and a natural orator. He lias
the utmost sclf-piisession, but no air of dic
tation or siijieriority. He wins his audience
by conciliation, and carries them with him
not b-ss by the force of his arguments than
by his candor and urbanity of manner, He
In- done Imtiur to himself and his race in
the Senate, a:d it is Jtlaltl lH Pee lit Vlould
tf rt il atV wheh.-, lWl's d 11U11I of superior
!te said Ve had met to celebrate an event
UiviinM,rt.iuce of which to us was indescriba
ble. I promise to sieak as a loyalist, a
patriot and a Christian man. This year to
mhi will lie the most memorable in the his
tory of the world. It Ls the year of our
political lKiitirni. Heretofore we have been
denied nearly every civil right; now we jkh-se-s,
The justice of God could not slumber for
ever. The mot important result of tlic war
was the entire and permanent overthrow of
-lavery. !t & fdHnd as necessary to
Kie trie black mart the ballot as it hail been
to give him the bullet. President Grant's
iimugiir.il did more than all other events
combined to .-ccure us the franchaLse, and
we cannot be too mindful of our indebtedness
to him. The wisdom with which the col
ored in. in ha- exercised the right of franchise
in the South proves how fully he deserves it.
Without the frevdincn the work of reconstruc
tion could not have been completed. I ad-vi-tie:ice
colored man can ever regard a Democrat as his
friend. They declare that all these amend
incuti arc unconstitutional and condemn tlic ,
Republican jvirty for having passed them.
If they do them things wlicn out of power,
what will tiny do when in power? The Re
publican party is the instrument that Cfod
in nle um! of in givingfrccdom to the slaves,
and no colored man shculd forget thaLsreat
tiov. Harvey was introduced "afu! "made a ,
few remark. He rejoiced that a colored
man u ho was fonnerlv a citizen of Kansas
n-ns now a ttienilicr of the United States
The Governor was followed by Judge J).
I. lift we, of Fort Scott, wlwC rspcech we
iillli.vli in full.
Col. John Ritchie, of Topeka, one of
the old Guard of abolitionists and free State
men made a brief and stirring speech. .
Senator Vs, of Itonrlmn county was the
next speaker. Ills remarks were strong and
emphatic and were loudly cheered.
He was flowed by Byron Sherry, Thad
leus II. Walker, of Topeka, f hos. A.
)lirn, Abram Rniwn, Rev. M. W. Twine,
)f Atchison, andClia. H. Langston, of Iw
t ence. The meeting then adjourned.
At the Ar.-enal gnnmds the coloreil ieoile
5l-o a-cmlIed in very brge nuinlicrs and
li.iil a ileliehtful time. James Howard, of
the Benevolent Society, presided. Speeches
were made by Rev. J. E. Wier, Hon. M. S.
Adams Sidney Clarke, I). R. AnUiony,
lieiw H. Hoyt, Gov. llanrev, Col. Vaughan,
John II. Morris, Byron Sherry and Gen.
Larimer. At.both meetings the white cle
ment wjs rather more prominent than jwas
utxxrvary. But ti.'C audiences wcictatificd
and the day was one of the plcasatt Isiv
suworth lui- eer seen.
The St. lx)iiis Ximex claims for that city
tho title of "The World's Bake Oven," and J
in pnof of the claim it presents tlie follow
ing figures for last week as recorded by sev
eral thermometers, giving the average at 3
ovlock p. m. each day: Sunday, 100; Mon
slay, 100; Tuesday, g8; "Wcdnesdayr'TOO;
Tlrttrsday, l6l; Friday, .101; Saturday, 98;
Mean average, 111 3-7. The averaguf the
previous week wisJB4 ; s that ofj'HW'Jkemted
term three, weeks ago, 'M., 7 )
Governor Evans, itariafc :jived a
pretty large bonus of ockJm
'with his cemtract for completing-
Pacific, has recently donated toJ
county, Cblorado, a Any a million of thestack
of the Company. It k ageocrous gift, aad,
withal, a remarkable instance of a' publ
mm otriyiag to advance tkcphiiet
wlUtUiag paid for k miff
.Ms rjisush eomnaavfeas ftmaatoC aor
x hawlred thnatad AlhMMScJell
Lgrant in New Mexico, A
. . . . .s mS .1
towns," build raUwavs, tramway teWraph
lines, canals-and roads to work mines and
establish manufactures. It is said that the
sxuupany will construct a railroad from its
lands to the Kansas Pacific road. " )
Jimmy Christain, of Lawreace, is in
favor of Sid Clarke, and is."oae of-Specr's
bondsmen. Jimmy says: 'l.djom't want'
any honest man in office tmthia8Mr'busi-,
nessisscttled." V V
Bjxgicm, which France proposed to annex,
lias an area of only 11,267 square miles, but
has a lwpulation of 4,839,094, being thus tlic
most densely inhabited country iu Europe.
She lias a standing army of 40,000 men, and
when on the war-footing her forces number
10),C03. Besides the standing army she has
n Jfatioual OuartJ, repryjaitiiig about 400,
000 men. Belgium has an cXtctbivc coin
merce, and her finances are in a very atia
A PKOSPKROIS YEAK.
Vt'hn the irlitat and oat-, are hsrv&tcd
-and corn has reached an averdge height of
fourteen feet, tiie agricultural jear in this
State mavlx: raid to 1 finl-heri. 'We mar
already fjicak of 1870, from" tlie former1
point of view, as in the irasf. It Is hardly
possible that anything can now happen to
injure corn or to interfere with the raising of
stock and .w inc. We had verv maiiv more
farmers this year tluin ever lieforc how
many more it is imjKHMblc to tell) but our
accessions can certainly le rtjunteil by ten
offhotfsands. The records of the lahd offi
ces how tliat more public land hxsbeen, tak
en up tin- vear than ever lx-fore. Settlers
have also enterel Indian lands very largely,
and they can and do raise cros, though they
liave no titles o their lands. On all sid
this lias been a verv busv year for Kansas,
and the farmer, old and new, have worked
as never lieforc to secure large crojis. We
liave travelled through the State i-ooK.-uh.it
extensively since tiic middle of April and
can testify that the old eotiiities are almost as
marvellous as the new " in the
ber of new f.iruu opened
tlie increase of acres
cultivation. Ijit vear was a much
3-ear for railing fruit, bill, taking pll fanu
productions into consideration, this has been
a more prosjierous season. It has been x
year of peace as well 'as of plenty. Last
year the Indians, made raids ,,n the more
wr-tern settlements, destroying many lives,
driving families from 'their homes and leav
ing field of corn to loss ami ruin. This
year W ImVo lu'id lio sticli attacks, and no
M-rious alarms, and have reason, t(,fecl grate
ful to the military control of the plains, and
ground for believing that the new Indian
policy will le successful.
The rapid development of Kan-as Ls pri
marily due to the railroads. They bring the
immigrants, make the l.iml available, "and
convince the India!! t'f file1 impossibility of
having homc or hunting ground within
night or hcariugnf the locomotive. Wchave
seen two railroads reach the Indian country,
undone of them pi-.s into it; a, new ro.id
from Biirlingame to Eniori.!, from Olathc
toOllawn, from Tniy'iiKirly to Marysville,
while the Kansas l'acillc will In; this month
completed to Denver and the Rocky
Mointoins. tf the lo.i'ls to be cinnpleted
within two inoi.ths are the SeiLilia
and Fort Scott and the extension from Gar-
nett toJIumboldt. Qur thieving Co;igresj
niau lias helied to prevent, thaexteiisioii of
the Cent ml Branch beyond Waterville, the
extension of the M.
K. and T. along the
Republican, and the buildin;
through the valley of the
of a railroad
river. Thee things will
and tinder a butter phase of Congressional
lcgii-latioii. The Leavenworth and Tocka
road will also coine seedily, and the Atchi
son and White Cloud mad, already gradcL
awaits only the death of its tardy, if hone-t,
But, oil a general review of the. year, no
one can fail to see the great pnres.s made,
or fail to congratulate him-clf that he lives
iu a State o full of enterprise, intelligence
arid universal indu-try. It ha ltsin a year
in which the jwor have got rich, and in
which propcrity has Icen enjoyed by all.
Tills is ons of the great mouths fur the
breaking plough, and (he raw prairie is
again to submit to the hand which cultivates
and adorns. Tlic fucos,. of the iia-t win-
, , ., ... . r .1 - I
new triumphs, and the inimiurant of this ,
year beconies the iiueleUsior the imimgraiuVO
of next. Our census, tiny say, hMitsuponly
fonr hundred thousand. It is not so large
as we expected, but it is a more rapid pro-.
gnvs than anj" other St.ite has uer niail
and it will reach's Million within lieye:irs.
Ict us tq gratcfrtl for the jKist, and for the
wonders already accomplished, and try to
jn.ike the Stato a noble and elevated in its
manhood am it is rich and generous in its'
A toMPABATiVK statement of internal
revenue receipts shows that the aggregate for
the first fifteen months of the pre-cnt admin
istration is SitfjoOOjCTi" grKiter than the last
fifteen months of the preceding administra
tion. The increase on spirits in round
numbers IsSW.So0,()t); on tobaceo$l,920,-OOOj-on
income, ?11,402,000; on stamps,
SijOOZj'XH); on b.mk..aiid bankers, 1,257,
000; on gross receipts, :?32.3,000. The en
tire amount ' collected in the' lat fifteen
months, prior, to the first of June, is $278,-
. . i "S
The applications for new bailies under the
recent currency net ore much greater tlian
was anticip.itel, though the Pacific coat does
n ar.k for ai many as it was at one time
, believed she would. Nothing has yet been
done toward enforcing that provision of tlie
lawron.iirin"fa relitrilmtiu of twenty-five
rnillioiis of 1kui(: citlatipn. Tlie Si'mth is
pressg tuore.tltau tlie w est lor
-kink fiicilirio and currency.
They must be having it hot and heavy,
down cast, if accounts be tr.ie. A private
letter from a lady of. ClcViiuml, now in
N.ihua, N. II., aluKtst in sight of the White
Mountains, writes-tliat the mercury on Sun
day the 24th, stood at 110 in the shade.
And there had been no rain for weeks, vege-
tation is dried up and tlie condition of man
and beast 'anything but comfortable. .
The French Force. French journals
say that the Prussians have 300,000 men at
Treves, 100,000 in th'c black forcM, 100,000
near Mayence, 100,000 in ,Schle.wig, awl
80,000 near Berlin. The triangle between
Treves, Mayence. and tlie river tauten is
well rilled with soldier.
Tin: leading Iowa paiersare calling for
the adotitioii.pX.an amendment to their State
CoitstitnUou forbidding the State, counties or
lunuidpalities from loaning their credit.
1V tn the WynJotte liatolte.
Thrwizli the kindness, of the Marshal, Mr.
Berts, we, have received the following reruras
of the census taken in four of the townships
of this county : In Prairie township, the
whole number of inhabitants is 91 1, tlie num
ber oWoters 240, a little less than four in
habitants to one voter. Shawnee township
1,24 inhabitants and -S8 voters, a trifle
more than four to one. Delaware township
f counts 926 inhabitants with but 245 voters, a
little more than three and a -hair to one.
In Wyandotte township, not including the
eitr,' there are 1,854 inliabitants, to 346
voters, a little more than five and one fourth
The four townships foot up 4,942 inhabi
tants to 1,119- voters, making an average
of something less than four and a half in
habitants to a voter.
It has been usual to estimate the number
of inhabitants in a district at about six to
everV voter. The above returns would in
dicate that estimates of population in-that
ratio from the number of voters might prove
quite delusive.. '
CklM barae4 IIp-ExfclMtiM.
Indianapolis, August 1 A little boy,
four years old, son of Ingraham Fletcher,
banker of this city, was burned to death this
p. m., in" astable. The child, with several
other children, were p" laying in the stable and
it was sppposed'sct fire to some hay.
The'exhibition of textile fabrics will be in
formally opened to-morrow morning.
TIE LATEST REVS.
i'Aisis, Ailgtlfjf i Evening An official
despatch from Met announces that to-day at
11 o'clock in the moriiing the French had a
serious engagement w ith the Prussians. Our
army took the Prussian frontier and invaded
Prussian territory in spite of number!! and
the oition of the enemy. A few of our
battalions were sufficient to carry the heights
which overlook the army. Our artillery was
not ued to drive the enemy roiu the town.
Tlie ftut of our troojw was fo great that
our lost were "light. The engagement
commenced at 1 o'clock and ended at y.
The Empemr .-wlrted at the operations,
ami the Prince Imjierial accomianied
him everywhere on the first fiehl of lnttle
ami its lKiirtLun of fire. His presence of
mind tnugfttJil iu danger were worthy of
the name lie lears. The Emperor returned
in .Mctz at -i p. m.
THE ri.AN OV CAMPAIGN.
Xi:v Yokk August 2. Tlic Tribune t
Ixndoii siecLiI gives extracts from the Tn.
bunc' Saarbmck correspondent dated Fri
day last, as follows: Tlic common belief now
as to tlie plan of the campaign is that the
three armies will form nt points from Saar
bruck southwest, thesouthernmost to advance
on Strasburg and next on Xancy, and the t
mini io uiarcn on Jietz, co-operrung wnn
the second. The French can hardly have
been acquainted with the weakness of the
force at Saarbruck dilrimz the last few davs. I
, u arc noi so uiucu ai iiicir mercy now.
Our patnds are active and Mnctrate to the j
extreme right and left of the valley. Tlie '
rrcncii shar shooters arc very uatL Ihe
French are Isiilding a bridge over the Saar
near Saaragne mines. Bodies of infantry arc
continually going out to reconoitre. Fighting
is expected in the course of a day or two.
THK rnKXCH MKAX SOMETHING.
IOSlJOJf, AltgUst 1 The opinion is that
the French mean something at Strasburg, and
they will be taken a double movement against
the Palateralc ami Baden, and tliat the mast
ing of troojH at Mctz is to some extent a
BATTLE TO HE KottlHT ON SATURDAY OB
Biiu.sskij, August i, noon A correspond
ent of the Iinlrfietnlture lMge writing from
Mctz, aerts that the first great buttle will be
fought on Saturday or Sunday next, or Xlon
lay at the farthest. He underscores the sen
tence following, namely: "This u rare."
NO GENERAL ENGAGEMENT YET.
INiON, August 2 Advices have been
received here by telegraph, from the Prus
sian headquarters on the Rhine, up to three
o'clock yesterday p. in. There had been no
general engagement til to that hour. The
scouting parties arid skifmillers from both
armies were continual!- making raids into
the enemy's territory, but it was believed
this was more to accustom the troops to ficht
and the fire of the eneniv than for anv other
Ixindon, August 2 Advices from Prus
sian sources mention the prevalence through-
out Germany of an unwavering assurance of
"Itinwte victory. '
r 11-J:' ". .1.-. .x... v'' I i
imiii Ait.- jHlcn itiufc lilt: A.tui'Vlu uur
Iiiartcrs to-night are at St. AoId, isir the
frontier. This indicates a general engage
ment close at hand.
AN IMTOHTANT RATIAVAY DESTROYED.
Ix)NDON, July 31 A .'pecial correspon
dent writing from Saarlimck states that the
railway destruction at Bitt'lte was very im
iiortant to the Pruvians. A viaduct was
Mown up, and considerable of the railroad
on lmth sides destroyed.
The PiiLssian forces are p.irtly armed with
new and lighter guns, witlia shorter barrel
and smaller bullet, and some needle arrango
ment. THE NEEDLE GUN PREFERRED.
The Bavarians tried the Clin.-sscpot two
years ago, but preferred the ncAtllc gun.
During the recent skirmishes the Prussians
were able to fire quicker than the French.
. 1 .
MOVEMENT OF TROOVS.
, . . . -,rr1miIl.llt wr;,IS!
j-vj,., that there lias Ijeen a great move-
ment of troops in the jwt three day.
IMPORTANT FPOM HAMBUU:.
V special cnrrcpnn!nit Iroin Hamburg
say that city is in a ..tatof scige, and exjieii-
iitg an attack Iroin .lie rrcncii batteries
erectel at many oints on the eoa-t.
Krupp's monster gun is at Wilhelm's
Two French spies wen- caught in the act
of sounding the liarlmr. The iort ers
FRENCH PRIESTS IIAVK WEEN ARUESTm
on the German frontier on a charge of send
ing plans of fortifications to the enemy.
Fighting lietween the German and French
forces has commenced in Baden.
There are four Prus-ian corjH on the
THE ENEMY II WE MAsM.I).
on tlic naiiKs ol tne river. families are
leaving Riden for S'.vitzeriaiMl.
CH-VA-KPOT VS. NEEDLE orN.
The remrtcd skirmish of the 26th gac
some idea of the comparative merits of the
needle gun and the Ch?-ej)ot, though,
owing to the shortness of the artair, the te.
was net complete. The Prussians com
menceil fire at a distance of 800 metres and
their Inlls fell short 100 metres. The French
tired almost simultaneously end some Prus
sians were killed.
THE FRENCH FLEET AT BRIT.
Paris, August 1 The French Mediter
ranean fleet has arrived at Brest. It will go
norm anu join tne iKiincncn.
THE MtENCIi FRIGHTENED AT THE OCCC
PANCY OF BELGIUM BY THE BRITISH.
The La Liberie opposes the suggested oc
cupancy of Belgium by t treat Britain, and
claims that it would disquiet Belfftttm. Wound
France wiul bring Kttr-ia and Austria in
stantly inro me war.
YlIE ba-fitra ARMY OK OBSERVATION
occupies a line between Iige and Aix Lu
WHAT AN AMERICAN WAR CORRESPONDENT
' Boston, Augiw 1 A cable special to tlie
Herald, iLitetl August 1, saw preparations
for war on the part of Prussia is being car
ried with great activity, trenches have been
opened two leagues from Cologne, entrenched
ca:iijs established, triangles formed by
Cologne Cablcntz and Kens, and fine parks oi
Cologne and tho magnibccnt chateau at
banker Opperhim have been razed. May
ence is in a state of surge and occupied bj
25.000 soldiers. Trenches are opened in
front of tlie city, and persons unable to pro
vide themsesves with six week s provisions,
have been notified to depart.
The large force encamped on the heights
of bt. Hnbert will protect the important
group of coal mines at that point, ana can
nonade the junction of the railroad from
Bineerbnick to Landau. Large rafts are
descending the Rhine at all hours with pro
visions and mnniuoru of war. between
Mavence and Coblenz. and a formidable
amount of war material has been collected.
New instructions from the war office say
there will be an entire change of tactics.
Hereafter there will be no open campaign
tactics but will be similar to those
employed in a seigc in advance under
cover of entrenchments on the Rhine.
Provisions are being landed with improvised
walk. The country between Cobblcntxaad
Mavence Is entirely cut up in this foshkm.
This new system of defence requires a new
mode of attack, hence the delay of the French
advance. A Prussian corps has bees sta
tioned as a curtain to block the fomt.
The principal forces are concentrated in a
triangular section of tlie country formed by
the rivers Rhine, MomIIc and Saar. The
last two rivers form a line of defence. The
left of the army rests en the Rhine
near Landau and the right
stretches out to Moselle, near Treves. Jt is
believed that Prussia will raise her army to
a million and a quarter of soldiers, and ad
vance on France the day after a declaration
of war. Gen Von Moltkc said if Napoleor
did not' march to the Rhine by the 21st h
would never cros above Mayence. Sarre
louls lias been recently fortified, and servo
as centre in ease of neccsshr. They can tali
back on Mayence and Cob'lcaXj which pro
tects Puage over the Rhizj, and behind
which thev have corps iu rcacrrc.
despatch, dated Saarbruck, Jary30!h, says:
Earlr this momine a laree force of Bozainc'i
division, and four pieces of artillery, ad-
HHWl io mis puenww, aimmnuy wun a
view of dislodging the Prussians. They
LEAVENWORTH TIMES, WAR MAP.
' J A wt WT&JSr m WiWT sH3
fflfSi'Si KsSgiC POLAND
A SlzzmM A atriKSK?
0 " ""Vk
The frontier on which the French and
Prussian forces arc massing, and where the
great lnttler, of the war will be fotlght, !
lianlly more than seventy-five or eighty
miles in length, extending from the French
town of Thionvillc on the north to Strus
Ixmrg on the south. South of Thionvillc is
the French town of Mctz, the capital of the i
J rench province of Moselle. Here arc some
of the strongest of the French fortifications,
were met by a force of volunteer guards who
hail position a mile from Saarbruck. The
Pniian attacked the enemy with vigor,
and niter a sharp fight the French were re
pulsed. They retreated, leaving one gun
and losing twenty men. The Prussians lost
BIILOICM TO BE DEFENDED BY THE ENG
LISH London, Aug. 1 It is certain that Eng
land will take action to defend Belgium.
The Times snys that Gladstone's speeck at
the Mersey Hou.e meeting Saturday even
ing, prove? that he recognizes war and is pre
pared for it.
moor FROM ROME.
The first instalment of French troojis from
Home arrived at Marseille this a. in.
GREAT ACTIVITY AT THE BfREAII OF FOR
Pari", ugitt 2 The JlunbVi Cable
desKi!eh fttys a long confcrchcu wai hild at
the Bureiiu of Foreign Allaire lasting several
hours, Utwcen Iinl Ljons and Prince Mct
tiruich and the Duke of Gramniond. There
i grusl activity at this bureau and thetlerks
are hard at work night and day.
THE PRINCE IMPERIAL
is in active military training and oinccs
great love for camp Kfc.
p i:d a visit to the French army and rcci-i cd
HOSPITAL SUPPLIES TO THE FRONT.
Puirs, August 2 The women of
I'V'ihv are seii.iing iinnien-sj quantities of
bedding and hospiUilJc f.iniiture to the army.
!HI!) -urghal students liave gone to tlie field.
Vtt-TRiA MAKING FORMIDABLE MIl.ir.VRY
Paris, July 30 The Patrie says Austria
is making formidable military prejurations,
;ts site fears an iuirir.gment of her neutrality
The command of the AiMrian r.rmy of
olisenatlon will be given to Arch Duke Al
brecht, whose synquthy for trance is wsll
RAPID MANfFAtTURE OF ARM?.
At the government arsenals in Frame
thirty thousand Chassepots were turned out
each week during July. In August,, forty
seven thousand; in September, fifty-two
thousand; and in Ovtolier, sixty thousand
per week w ill be manufactured.
TltK DANCBIAX PRINCIPALITIES.
The official journal has information which
shows that the sympathy of the people of the
Danubian principalities" is heartily with the
The Public says the French Government
has contracted for a cable between Calais and
some point in Jutland, Denmark, in order
that operations to the Baltic fleet can be re
ported from the Capital. .
The Prt?we denies tliat the Princcof Wales,
now in Copcnhauen, sympathizes with Den
mark in her complaints against Prussia.
The Emperor lias thanked the railroad
cunip; nics for the celerity and prudence with
which they traiii'ported troops to the frontier.
PAHW JOURNAL IN TBOCBLE.
PaRISj Augtist 1 The Jovnla tku iVvpfc
of Marscilbise. was fined 5000 fratics for of
tence agaiast the authority of tlie Em press,
and ita chief editor is coiidcmned to 15 days
imprisonment, with 2000 franc for writing
a-i article tciidikg to excite insnbordination
Henry Bocherfcit was officially notified
that he would not be released from confine
ment uutil he has served out the term of his
several sentences pronounced against him;
he will remain iu prison four months longer.
NAPOLEON'S PROCLAMATION TO THE FRENCH
i'AJns, July 29. The following is the
proclamation of the Emperor to the French
army on assuming the command in ersoh:
"Soldiers T'coiuc to take my place fat
your head to defend the honor of the soil of
our country. You go to combat against one
of the best armies of 'European countries,
but other countries as valiant as thin have
notbeea able to resist your valor. It will be
tlie same to-day. Tlie war which now com
mence will Lea long and bloody contested
one, for its theatre will be in places hedged
with obstacles and thick with fortresses, but
nothing is bevond. your persevering efforts.
Soldiers of Africa.' Italy, and Mexico, you
will prove once more what the French
army is able to accomplish. . Animated
bv a" rr aliment of duty, maintained by dis
cipline aad influenced by a love of country,
whatever road we may take across our
frontiers, we will find upon it glorious traces
of our father, and y will show ourselves
worthy of them alL France follows you
with ardent prayers, and the eyes of the uni
verse are upon you ; upon our success depends
tac fate of liberty and civil ization. Soldiers,
l.-t each one do his duty and the God of
btttles will be with us."
At General Headquarter, Mctz, Julv 28.
GERMANY WILL BE RCTXED BY THE WAS.
TaeKing of Wurtemburg Is quoted as
ying that Germany will be ruined by the
war tor twenty years and emigration to
America will swell to eaormou proportions.
IT I3TTIOUOHT NAPOLEON ERRED,
in Rat ruahing promptly in Bavaria. He
would thercbv hare neutralized the action of
all ;oatbern Germany. Such a movement
CMffiJ J "?
SI' i. rmW. J. ml.V N--s- -IW
THE SEAT OF WAR IK EUROPE.
and it is here th-it the French Army is said
to be chiefly concentrated. In the rear of
Meti, situated at a distance of forty miles is
Chalons sur-Mame, where the reserves of
the French are stationed. A string French
force is reported to be nt Strasbourg.
The Prussian army is concentrated at
Mainz and Coblenz. Mainz is situated at
the confluence of the river Main with the
Rhine, and Coblenz, which Is connected with
is imiiossiblc now because it would expose
Prussia demands a full explanation from
Austria why she is arming.
GERMAN PAPERS ARE EXASPERATED
against England because the latter con
tinues to furnish supplies to France.
THE SCENE AT fllK DfPAItTrwr. or KING
for the seat of war, on Sunday cvcuiiigj
was extraordinary. The King rode from
the palace to the railroad station in an open
airriaee with the Queen. The carriage was
surrounded and frequently stojqusl by the
immense multitude, wild with emotion
and shouting their farewell and
benediction. The houses were hung
with flag, and at the railroad station arches
were erected and patriotic inscrijHions dis
played. The Queen wcopinjily tailed from
the King with repeated embraces, when his
Majesty, from the platform of the railroad
car, diluted the crowd. The scene waa in
discrilahle. The people were frenzied with
enthusiasm. The Court Indies mingled with
the crowd and iarticiiated in itl emotions.
The King was surrounded by old soldiers to
bid him good-bye.
THE FIGHT AT SAARBRUCK CONFIRMED.
Berlin, July III The report of a fight at
Siarlruek Is confirmed.
RISMARCK'S EXPOSE OFTHE SECRET TREATY.
Berlin, July 81 Count Bismarck has
kucd a circiilpMo the Prussian Representa
tives at the courts of neutral JfOWcr?, making
the following cxiiose of the secret negotia
tions lietween I-ranee and Prussia: The
French legation at Berlin, before the Danish
war, urged an alliance between France and
Prtissw for the purpose of mutual ognndizc-niL-nt.
France anticipated war with Austria
as a consequence of the Danish war, anil
made overtures relative to ihe restoration of
the Luxemburg frontier of 1814. The ac
quisition of S.'arhurg and Landau, while a
broader settlement of the boundary question
on the Irisis of language, was not to be ex
pcttctl. Ihe instances in May 1806, took the form
of a proposition of an alliance, o'flemivc ami
defensive in a niaurcript, tlie original of which
Is in the foreign office here;, the proponhion
are as follows: First, should a convention
of the jKjwcrs assemble, Italv is to have
Venetia and Prussia the Duchies; sevciu',
should Congress disagree an alliance of of
fensive and defensive will be made between
France and Prussia; third, Prussia Ls to open
hostilities against Austria within 10 daysafter
the dissolution of Congress; fourth, should
no Congrs? meat, Prussia is to attack Austria
Within thirty dajs after the signature to tiiis
present treaty ; fifth, Napoleon Is to begin hos
tilities against Austria as soon as Pra-sia. be
gins, by despatching 300,000 men during the
month across the Rhine; sixth, no separate
treaty shall be made by either power with
Austria when a first treaty is made. The fol
lowing are to be the condition:
First, Venetia to go to Italy; second, Prus
sia to select German territory at will for an
nexation, the number of inhabitants not to
exceed eight millions of souls, and the terri
toiy thus acquired to become part of the
kingdom of Prussia without federal rights;
third, France to have a liberal share oi the
Rhine provinces; 4th, a military and mari
time alliance to be made hrtWetn France and
Prussia, to which Italy may be a party should
The prop-aniiue the circular state as re
peated m June, 1806. Ih spite of the threat
ening urgency of France, tlie proposals
which were ineessahtly renewed, with modi
fied conditions for the purpose of pacifying
Belgium and South Germany, were never
seriously entertained by Prussia.
For the sake of peace, boweTer, it was
thought lwst to leave Napoleon to his delu
sion. No word implying approval was re
turned. Time was counted on to revolution
ize France and extinguish the scheme, hence
the long delay and silence.. J" The attempt
against Inxemburg failing, France repeated
her former propositions, making the specifi
cations clear in regard to the acquisition of
Belgium by France and South Germany by
Pruwia. The last propositions were frustrated
by Count Benedetti himaelf, and k ia im
probable tint he wrote them without the au
thority of the Emperor, as they are the same
which were made four years ago under the
call of war as the alternative of their rejec
tion. Berlin, August 1 The bti-kation about
opeaing facilities, and the delay ;in the Im
perial deckration of war are aacribed to con
ciontnea on the part of Napoleon that the
war would be long and painful, owing to the
superiority of the needle gun over the Chasae
pot, aa already demonstrated in the encoun
ter betweai skirmishers.
HAXBUaQ TO BE PROTECTED RY SUNKEN
Berlu, August 1 Fifteen ships laden
with stont are moored n the Elbe below
Hamburg, ready to be sani oo toe approach
of the Frtnch fleet.
TBS FRENCH LEVVINO ROME.
Rome, Aug. 1 Hk Holinea yeenLiy
received Gen. Damout, commandant of the
French tnepa. Another detachment of the
French amy left CJTita Veorhk for Mar-
THE ITALIAK GOVERRmcST GURANTEE8 TO
PRESERVE ORDER IN IT ALT.
Florence, Aufwt 1 Negotiation be
tween Italy and France for the withdrawal of
the French troops from Italy, it ii said it
Mainz by two line? of railway, at the junc
tion uf.jlhe Mozclle and the Rhine. Fcr
bach, where an engagement is already re
iiorted as having taken place, is situated
northeast of Metz about forty-five miles.
Snar-Louis is ncsirly due east of Metz, situ
ated within the German borders, a short dis
tance from the frontier. Kehl is just oppo
site Strasbourg. Landau is northeast of
brought general satisfaction. The Italian
government guranteed preservation and or
der in Rome, and tlie French troops evacu
ated the city.
Vienna, August 2 Austria is mobilizing
50,000 men to watch the Bohemian frontier.
TEMPORARY NEUTRALITY THE FEELING
A corre5onclciit at Coienhagen writes,
Tuesday, that Denmark's neutrality is le
lieved to be temporary. The niameuvrcs are
finished at Camphcldt, yet there is returning
to Canton and Mentz, though orders are un
derstood to liave been issued a fortnight
The Fiteilrtlttndi Jom nul says the general
feeling is decidedly warlike. The moment
has arrived for Denmark to throw oft' the
mask and openly side with France. The
Government is steadily for neutrality. The
Cabinet will resign if the war party gets the
ITALY 'CONCENTRATING TROOPS.
Rome, Augttst 2 The French cha-wears
Ieftycstcrday. Italy is concentrating troops
on the Roman frontier.
New York, July 29. Benj. Nathan,
brother-in-law of Judge Cordozo, was mur
dered last night iu his room. His body was
discovered thl rrtrtmInjr,'hU head was nerten
to a jelly w'h a shiHcarmiter s iron to.l
known as "dog." The ni'ini WiU covered
with blooo, and a servant rnd two sons in an
adjoining room heard no noise. The Stock
Exchange, of which Nathan was a mcmlter,
oilers 810,000 reward for the apprehension
of the Murderer.
New York, July 2D J. W. Simonton,
general agent of the Associated Press, while
in Europe closed a contratt for 5 years al
llinee with the Renter Telegroph Conqany,
Continental Telegraph Company, of Berlin,
?nd the Agency of Pari, whicli places at
the disposal ot'thc Pre of the United States
all organizations of the army of importance
in the old world.
The murder of Mr. Nathan has created
excitement equalling that of the Burdel!
tragedy. "Scene of the murder in an elegant
bmtfii-ftone front mansion near Fifth avenue.
Head covered with wounds and the face dis
colored raid swollen, night-oliirt saturated
with blood and .body and legs smeared with
it, the door and wall also covered with blood
as though a 'desjteraicT struggle liad taken
place. Tlie bones of the second and third
ringers of the right hand arc fractured as
though he had clutched with the assassin and
been struck violently to make him let go.
Head wounds number nine, and the skull
in all arts completely shattered. No arrests
made, nor is there the slightest clue to the
perpetrator. It is generally believed that
only robbery was intended, but being discov
ered by Mr." Nathans, it is thought the mur
derers concealed themselves in the boose yes
terday, as all the doors and windows were
secured except the front door, by which tliey
escaped. Mr. Nathans is understood to us
worth two millions of dollars. A Coronor'K
Jury has been empanneled for an irnine-i.
New York, Angat '2 Bremen IWk
Orgonaut, laden with petroleum, was dam
aged by the Hoboken fire last Bight $12,000,
and the schooner Clara S5,000.
. It is stated that D-uirtie won't enter the
race for the Queen's cup.
The Coroner's inquest of Nathan, who was
murdered, commences Thursday.
Several workmen were buried by the cav
ing in of a sewer in Hudson City last night.
Several injured one fatally.
New York. August 2-The Central
Bank in Brooklyn, has snspended pay
ment, and its Cashier, Jno. L. Spaceler, lias
been appointed receiver, to examine and set
tle the affairs. The cause of the disaster is
not knewn, but it is generally ascribed to un
profitable real estate and stock speculations
of its President, H. L. Prngn, who is owner
and builder of the Brooklyn postoffice build
ing, Samuel's billiard rooms and an elegant
private residence on Jav street. Prugn is
also reported as principal owner of the capi
tal stock of the bank. The suspension was
precipitated by a recent notice of the Marine
Bank of this city that on nd after tlie Isf
inst. they would "refuse all deposits onered.
This bank is the oldest institution orfanized
under the State charter with a present nomi
nal capital of $200,000, upon which it has
for sometime paid semi-aneual dividends of
5 percent. Neither the amount of lorn or per
rent of aets"areyet ascertained. It i hoped
that arrangements may be made which will
permit the bank to continue business. The
city of Brookly is depositor with the hank to
the amount of $160,000. The U. S. po-t
office also ha deposited there, for waich t.ir
Po4 master personally, y responsible. There
are other heavy debitors, anio.ig theui is
CoIt&C.. auctioneers, 510,000.
New York, Amnwt 2 A Hivrna eor
rtspondrnt gives the details of more execu
tions, kirmiUies and confisatiorw. The
fighting still goes on ''in the fnou-ttauu, but
the yellow fever and cholera ere doing the
Spanish army more harm tLra the Cubans.
The Sranish'gunboata are clonelr watching
the corst for the tfnw fclnondre, which is
reported recently left thin pott with arnu,
ammunition and men.
The morning papas give fearful records of
murder, homicide and deadly assaults' with
bullet, knife, bavocct sr.d axe. AVhile the
j-olio; are Marching for Nathan's murderer,
many other nmrders. nearly as revolting, are
committed. Notwithstanding the indigna
tion expmsed by papers aad Jew at a Sun
day paper for chargiBg Waahiagtoa Nathan
with murdering hi father, tlie Herald this
morning publishes nearly two columns
strongly hinting at the maie facts ad. snya
many dSecflvesKeTieTe"' memUror1 em
pioyeeof the family Vomnirted the murder.
Thev ground saaptcma ob facts, first that
he mm tho laf mruw tn m Mr Vrlnn
alive, andthefirstto diswver the munler; ! tu,,'. ve contnd of
second that he had Woodon his clothing, j warehouse, and are doing a lively
ami tliat mere w no evKiei.eeauont the nrem- wisiness at thts station. This
that tlie murderer, whose feet must have
been dyed in blood, having left the bouse:
third tliat with the aid of Nathan's memo
randum of combination the son was aIe to
open the safe on Bread street and emre the
will of his father. ,
New York, August 1 Wc ascertained
this n. m. that Nathan's murderer and
lwrgglar obaincd $00,000 from the, safe
which Nathan had placed there the night
before. Three wealthy Jews of the city have
offered 100,000 if neceary to bring to
punishment the author of the" accusation in a
Sunday paper against Washington Nathan
as the Murderer.
A Mr. Brown's clothing tore, Engle
wood, N. J., was robbed of 0,000 dollars
worth of goods last night. The citizens have
formed themselves into a Vigilance commit
tee for the purpose of arresting thieves.
Jos. Coyle was brutally murdered at
Bethel, Sullivan county, Sunday morning by
an unknown burglar. Coyle' .s head was
nearly chopped to piece. with an axe.
New York, Aug. 1 Senator Conkling
is reported to be working for the nomination
of .Wm. H. Seward for Governor. It is also
reported that IWin.isler Jones is to lie trans.
ferrcd to the Marshal's office, and Marslial
Shaqi to the Postoftioe.
No further developments concerning the
murder of Nathan. All the morning peqer
denounce the charge of the Sundaj Mercury
tliat Washington Nathan committed the
New York, Angu-t 1 Long Iwfore 10
o'clock, the hour at which Mr. Nathan's
funeral was to be held, the neighborhood of
Ins late residence, No. 12 est Twentv-tlunl
street, was thronged with a dense mass of
human beings. The crowd numbered over
o,000, all waking for the funeral procession
to form. The frieniK of the family entered
the hoii.-n.'. Tl;e members of the Stock. Ex
change, directors of Mount Sinai Hospital,
several societies, and Judges prominent men,
attended the funeral. At about 11 o'clock
the pr.iccssiou formed and proceed to Ever
green C mUcry, Ridgwooa Park. His two
sons had to lie supported down the stci of
the house to the carriage, both weeping vio
lently, and seemed overcome with emotion.
The hcare was preceded by thirty men,
marching in funeral procession; after them
came sixty boys of the Jewish orphans; then
six carriages, the first occupied by the sons.
Terrible Steamboat Explosion Sunday
Memphis, August 1 At 12 o'clock last
night the stein w heeler, Silver Spray, from
New Orleans to Cincinnati, with a barge in
tow, exploded her toiler at Pacific, a place
about thirty mile above, killing anil wound
ing a number of her crew and iKisfcngcrs,
ami then took tire. Mr. Singleton, tlie sec
ond clerk, states that jurt as the watch was
called the explosion took place and in a
moment the bout was wrapped in names and
nothing was left for the survivors but to
plunge into the river and swim someSOO
vards to the nearest sliore. Owing to the
darkness of tho night it was impossible to
render assistance to Uie woumleet. .As the j
I looks of the principal officers were,
lost it was impossible to obtain a full
Iit of the lost. Among the killed are
Capt. A. N. Jordan; T. Wirthling, first
clerk; Ash Taylor, sccoud mate; William
Bailey, second steward; Boyd Smith (1
orcd), birth maker; AlfComos, second cook,
ano colons! chambermaid name unknown.
Charlie Jorcion, on of die Captain, died
soon atter being rescued. Four of the crew
arctatallv wouiuteu, &iut seven are-more or
less hurt. Among the latter are A. Single
ton, second clerk, ami Louis Aillie and Ed.
Patterson, pilots. Mr. Singleton thinks
twenty -six lives were hj. Some two hours
after the explosion the steamer Citv of Cairo
hove in sight and went to the relief of the
sufferers', all of whom were taken on
board and brought here, where they
are being kindly treated. The Spray
floated down about two miles and lodged on
a bar where she and the barge burned to the
waters edge. Everything on hoanl, includ
ing personal effects, was Io-!.
A despatch received here at 10 o'clock
this a. in., by chief of police from Grind
Junction, signed by citizens, stating that 2K)
armed regroes were marching on that place
to release some prisoners, and asking for im
Memphis, Augu-t I Funhfrjiiarticular-
of the Siler Spray disaster it 1 now a-cer-taiwd
there were forty-five person on lioanl,
of these twenty-six liave been found, two of
whom, Jordan and Lange, have since died,
fatter iu the hosutai. Out of nineteen
"roustabouts" only seven was recovered, t"."e
of whom arc in the hospital, severely wnun
dcd. Four white ones who shipeil here
were Iost,:ilso a German whogot abroad here
bv mistake and refused to go ashore in coal-
barge. Two cabin boy.s and chambermaid
also known to be lost. Richard Dovlc,
watchman; Henry Rawiston, colored jiorter, i
and Wm. Duncan, severely wounded, are'
also in hospital. Soon after their arrival, I
here engineer. Aahfi.-rd and Meredith Mutt;
James Corcoran, Carpenter; Wade,!PiIot;iII
wert before Capt. Washington, local in
spector, ar.d made a written statement to the
etllctthat while the boa:W here, her Imilcrs
were carefully i-xaiuincu and her flues
cleaned even thing was in good condition.
While at New" Orleans new sheets had hecn
put in to repbtce the defective ones, and all
worked well on the passage up. The boat
fcft here at t:30; at 11 the engineers changes!
watch; Ashford tried the water and examined
the boiler: he found the steam sauce imli-
cating IM pounds, the supply doctor worked (the settlement in their midst of first cla-s,
a well as it bad done on the trip; he was j Christian citizens, so that :, community mar
oiling the crank when the explosion occur- )C thm fnuc, lal w; vc the "KJt ot
red. In an instant all was darkness ' . . , ,. , . , , .
and until the boat took fire nothing could be ' nteUigcnce and refinement, and yield to its
seen, ineoeunaoi lue wreCK was so Wlen .
on the furnaces that the fire could not lie
put out. Meredith testified to having tried
the water before going oft the watch and
everything wan in good condition. He
made several trip with the life boat after
tlie explosion, and thinks that only tlie mid
dle starboard boiler exploded. Riciianl
Cook stated that the explosion was caused by
stopping of the doctor ay which the boilers
were nearly dry and red hot. T. W. Gill,
deckhand, Fays the fire was caused by the
falling of a lamp from the cabin after the ex-
nlosinn. after which the neonle all took to the'
. ., - , 9 I
barge, but the wreck ot the cabin falling over
on the barge it took Hre, causing the people '
that were lairned and maimed to rush into
the water. The explosion blew the freigntl
out towards tlic large sc the iiawser could
not be cut.
The raMIe riaaacem.
WAnntiwrnHt, Anew 1 Iublicdeut fu-
i standing, S2,475,XJ,4."i M; intert-t, SM,
1 519,847 57; total, 2,510,323,:. &).
Amoimt in Treasury: coin, S102,930,y30,
206 20; currenev, S35,068,623 20; total.
5IW,s,zs w; aew i?s anreori in .treas
ury $2,369,321,476 00; decreaee of deU
during the past month, Sl7,tXJl,123 74; de
creafie since March lt, 1370, 569,001,001 17;
Pacific Railroad WmiLs outstanding ?MH,GI 8,
832 00; interest thereon accrued and notyct c;tv i the West puts on s milch the apjix
I paid, $323.0;4 16; intereat paifl by United ' x of a leal city as Lawrence, and when
State, -J,1VW ' v rqaiu n
trarisportntion of Tnaik, $2,257,673 73; bal-
anoeof bverwt paid by Lnited States. $0,-
I oG3,6ri 7.. '
I OsmmLrioner Delano fell from a wagon at
! 'UV.imt Vernon, on Mocdav. and fractures!
hb right arm very badly. The accident will!
I keep him at his home for several weeks, i
I KOKXH CAXOXJH A.
f nmr Jatfleial '
fat. Kirk !
i TIai jnoii. X.'C. Auccs. 2
ol tue 5upreme t-ouririiimi'i iroin iwiu.-i
:- il t.-:.v a.-1 ... ..n,W the .
citizens in his curtody. Ti touiisel for the
movtd nrrt lor an attacnmeni ;
against Kirk, and secord for a writ to some
competent person to br.r-f in .ue bodies, and i
. ... ... .i
call out tne powers o
C rowers o: tic r jimty u ncces-,
mr. Chief Janice PiTson
used both ,
iniiimM rtaiataiinte his former declaration
that the power af the Judiciary hid beer ex
hausted, and that he ha? not the poe coxe
tatut to enforce thewriu. .'omesix other
citizen of AJlamaru were arrested yesterday.
Tket'ropWcMtbrr. Lead. Rn'ilroaHs.
aad alker Stutters.
The harvest is ended and fanners are quite
generally moving their wheat and oats to
market as fa,t as thrcshetl. Wagon loads of
grain have here daily for Leavenworth,
though many farmers are selling to Smith &
firm lias es
tablished a reputation for fair ami honorable
dealing, and will doubtless handle a good
share of the grain in this neighborhood.
Their shipments of corn since the last liar
vest aggregate several thousands of bushels.
Their consignment have been principnlly
by the Kansas Pacific Branch, and the Mis
souri Pacific road direct to St. Louis. There
is but one objection to shipping in this man
ner, which is the unreasonable freight tariffs
on those roads, though the rates upon the
latter road are not to le compared in exorbi
tancy with thoe upon the former. The
Kansas Pacipe Iiraneh clartjes rerenhen and
eighteen dollar for moving each car load of
grain in bulk from thi station to Leaven
worth Junction, iu cars belonging to the
Missouri Pacific road, though the distance is
but nine miles. The charge for passenger
tickets to iA-avenworth is ninety-five cents.
Rather than pay the-c exorbitant rates for
railway transportation many grain farmers
prefer to team their crops over the heavv
wagon roads to Leavenworth. There Is
some hope that the projected Leavenworth
and Topeka road will, as soon as complet
ed, have the effect, in the cnmH-titioii it
will create, to reduce these rates.
But would it not !e well for the people in
view of the near approach of the fall elec
tions to seek a remedy in another direction?
That the men we have heretofore been send
ing to the IiCgisIature have manifested a sin
gular disregard of the tieophV interests rrr.in
those of railway monopolists, is no reason
why such men should continue to l. m j(,
the Legislature. It is undoubtedly the duty
of the I.egislat!ire to protect the jieople from
tlieextortionate practices of the railroad-, and
they are clothed with sufficient Niwer to dis
charge tliat duty; if not, ht us amend our
organic Liw :in they have licen coiiqcI!cd to
do in Illinois, so that the jeopIc, not the in
corporated monopolies, may (e the real a
well as ostensible rulers of the land. It id
suggested that Railroads hae a habit of buy
ing up legislators and that all men have their
price. I grant there is some reason to !.
iicve the former suggestion, hut I am not :
clearly convinced oV the truths of the latter
jxsnlateas to intermit all hoje that public
places tan he filled ith men. even herein
Kansas with all our demagogues., who cannot
There L talk of organizing a Labor Union
movement at this place. It is felt tliat
farmers arc espjally interested with all other
clause of laborers in the emancipation of
labor from the tyranny of labor rapital and
caste. Too much of their hard earnings go
to the feasting ami fattening of political
barnacle, siieculators and legalized monopo
lists. How to ocii their eyes to this fact.
ami to the remedy is a question in which
they, as a class, are deeply concerned; and
it Is a question whieh I lielievc the author,
of this inotnuiit Ii.irf. in mtnil wTitt tli.n-
I nronosp tn i?
Wc are indebted to Mr. James Chcatwood.
residing near this place, for a little item tliat
might be of sonic interest to those who arc
prone to geological siieculation. While dig
ging a well near his house a few Li-s ago he
struck a log one foot in diameter, at a dis
tance of sixty-two feet below the surface. It
was imbeded in hanl blue clay and tcry
much decayed. It was a log of wood lcond
question ixty-two feet under the hanl" (an
and loam of this high and dry prairie. I low
did it get there? That's the question 1
Some gossip has ceii excited in this
neighborhood by the offer by an elderly wid
ower of your city of his heart and hand to a
certain widow vell-to-do in land and blooded
stock, of this vicinity. The oiler was per
emptorily declined," whereuiHUi the "ph
links" of the would lie afhauccd was so
wrought upon that he sought relief in a
strain of jioctry which cvcrj-lsKlv who has
read it dec-Lin's leaves Byron, afoore, and
even Anacreon quite shorii of their I-iurel-.
Ilirvey Heldsofthe L'niteil SfciU" jkiI
sen ice was here last week to take a look
over our town site with a view to selecting a
place of resilience. Whether he has decided
to "set his stakes" here, doe-snot jet appear,
though he left us in no doubt of his inten
tion to go lieforc the Republican Convention
lor nomination as Kepreseiitative or this Dis
trict in next winter's Legislature. I might
disclose the names of a half dozen or more
other aspirants for the saw xsitioii, but
erliaps they would not think me for it, o 1
will leave it" for time to tc'l.
The com crop is suffering for want of rain
anil will not amount to much if this dry
weather continues many days longer.
Fairmount, Aug. l-t. Homo.
FROM OTTAWA TO LAWRENCE.
j Xorwoml. Prairie t'ity. Knlrfnin 'it.
YlnrlanU ami Xlblry.
Lawrence, Kansas, July 20, 1870.
Six miles north of Ottawa brings u- to
Norwood, a neat little village springing up
around the station of the Ix-avemrorh, I-iw-rence
& Galveston railroad, and, a little over
four miles further, Prairie City, one of our
historic towns. To Baldwin City is but a
mile further. These two towns occupy sites
on the high prairie, and make no preten
sions to anything more than to try to indue:
meiuoers uiecoiuiuri oi me uneonuuiiuuiicsi
by the prccnccof thcclcinents that so largely
predominate in organizations more preten
tious. For this purpa-e it wa-. that the con
ditions were contained in the agreements
in the original purclia-c of town lots
from the town cointiany of Baldwin City to
the effect that the purcha-c-r should never
allow the manufacture or ending of intoxi
cating liquors on the premise-.
Baker University h located here, and this
I in.! lOttinn tj Yivi fr trnntt 11 ftiMri nltnr, nnir
., i .: t :..:....: .i... . "
oilier CTiuvuwuiiiu uisuiuuou jii me couiiir,
aml j ma(Ie -lU ,own morc &mou. A great
uanv hc-jl teachers in Kan-as, esix-ciallv
faaJ i,Kk lack uiHn this Univer-itr :."s
,u..;r .,;... ult-
Five miles north of Baldwin is Vinlaud,
at jirc-ent a railroad "tation and r-t office,
but more notel for lieing on the famous
fruit farm of Mr. W. E. Barnes, at this
time the greatest practical horticult Jrit in
the S:at- I liad not an opportunity to make
more tlian a general olx-rvatiou of the firm.
Mr. Kirnc- has more than one hundred acres
in fniit- I am told :i large ortioii Iicing
'Ihrte miles aui a half bring-, us to
tlie little station of Sibley, at present but a
mere -tation, of which we can nay no more.
From Siblev to Lawrence the distance is but
six mile; here we find evervthiug livelv.
iwt tilt. 11V ltti,irr.trinrv r-itiTftli. ti irilriitil
tllM t, ,,,1 we i,avc ,.a;,i all )n t.,vor ()t j,er
apjearance and the character of he
that i- nt-ee-sarv. W.
SIDNEY CLARKE AT LAWRENCE.
To th editor m TV t,:
Your opening in thy rr of Sidney
Clarke's liasons creates great sensation here.
"',c l'ublicatinu of your Sunday morning's
anicie oy ie titiaimu inw uioriiinij is t
veloping e.:ier crimes oi tiiemo-t astounuing
i HMkAilUi "ju n "in irk va i iiii-t viii.
- . . ---.
The colored vote heie is divided.
..Liir.j a i"ru- will wirr iwiie nil- oirv
enough lor ac :.resei.t.
i.swrei.e, rs., lug., , ioio.
Vcora Tarrtsl and feathered.
SvxA'JtSE, X. Y., July 29 A young wo
nwm nrraisl Melijs.i Blye'was stripped naked
and tarred and feathered at Courtlandville
last night, by a Jarty of young men, for in
timacy with a Mr. Moore, whose wife
tvcvntlv went craze- and drowned her?elf.