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THlXEAYENWOiRTH WEEKLY TIMES.
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IiEAVENWOKTH; KANSAS, THJJPSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11, 1870.
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HEPrBtlCAX STATE 5t ETI3t.
A Irmblicin State CacTeation,to nominate
candidate for Member of Congress Governor, Un
tenant Governor, Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court, Secretary of Mate, Auditor, Treasurer, At
torney General, and Superintendent of PuMie In--truction,
will lie held at Topeka, on the
Ktfc may rHertaker, A. . 1W,
At twelve o'clock in. " -
The Rn-niMican voters of Kuuu will, in each
KcprcscntatiielMstrict of the Mate, on the third
lay of September, A. I). 1670, in such manner awl
firm a-i may !e prcscril-ed by the County or Ii-
irict Cotmiiitt-eof each county in the State, elect
mc delegate, and one alternate for every 2, 301 in
habitants, or any fractional part thereof, in each
Representative District, lowed opon tbecetMusof
1S70, at will appear by certificate of the County
Clerk, attaclied to the credentials of the several
delcf-ati-s. t "
No proxies will be admitted to said convention.
The local district committee of the several coun
ties or li.lrkti arc reiuested to cau.ie sufficient
niitlee to be siven of the time, place and'nianncr of
the Jcctioiiordclcsates and alternates, in their rc
M'ecUve counties. r. P. Eidkb, Chairman.
M. M. Mi'BIxkk, Secretary-
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 1870.
THE OERI.15 VICTSatT.
Tlic victory of the Prussian Crown Prince
over Marslml McMahon and the right wing
of the French nrniy is of the must decisive
character. It comes so won after the decla
ration of war, three weeks ago, and the de
parture of Naiwleon and William to the
front, one .week ago, that it is uncxiiectcd
and startling. Both armies seem to have
been in entire readiness. They are massed
along the Saar and the Moselle, from Treves
to Rastadt. It was impossible to tell where
the fight would open, and few expected to
hear of a decisive engagement in the liegini
uing. But there is no doubt whatever as to
the extent and importance of this battle,
Berlin and Paris agree in giving tlie Prus
siaiw the credit of a great victory. The
French movement Iwgau on Friday, the oth,
.uid the liattle was fought on Saturday, the
tith in-.t. Both sides lost heavily, and the
French loss is reported enormous. Hagc
iiau, which gives the name of the battle, is
on a railroad midway between Weissenburg
and Stra'-burg; it Ls west of the Rhine, on
the Itonndary between France and Prussia,
:uid is connected by rail with Bitschc. The
light secnis to liave extended from Saarbrack
and Forbadi cast to ITagenati. Napoleon
admits that his communication with
McMahon is cut off, and that the fight was a
i! cfeat and a retreat. He has sent his boy
lotiis back to Paris. His "baptism by fire"
was a wretched fizzle, and the boy will throw
uway the liall he picked up and go to play
ing marbles once more. ""It was a base ball,
j niuflf game, and a whitewash.'
Paris and France arc called upon "to
nuke great efforts," and "Napoleon is in
doubt about holding 'Metz, his headquarters.
The scene has clianged from an invasion of
icrmany to an occupation'' of a portion of
FrnT$7cJFrcweh'mifratr is beaten
by the German luyekpritul And there seems
In be Kinic difficulty about stopping these
Dutchmen, now thaV they have got started.
The Kmiircsf isIiaakpiaBc, She declares
lirlswLIira'statebrKige7an3M snaking in
her shoes lot it shall be turned into a lager
licrlial!e. McMalion nays he is "in good
position," jti"-t as McClellan used to lie when
be was running. And the French troops are
'full of ." "The bituation is iiotrom
Tliejjtirprvbs askaibt'goodorder, .and well
ic may, for Paris is a tinder box, full of
inflammable material. Italy is called upon
for aid, and Austria is cursed. And, in this
country, gold goes down four notches.
u c hojic the end will be as favorable as
French ieoplc humiliated. ' AVc want to see
tbcni elevated to their true ''position and re
lieved from the burden of -this infamous
Kinperor. Perhaps the' honr.'has 'come. All
lneis of popular rights-rejoice in German
victories because they believe that the tri
uuiuli of Pnissia is the triumph of the people
. - --.-.--aim. '
of France, and of freedom everywhere. Na-
I'olcoti i a K-ourgc, a fatal nightmare, a'
inirderer of freedom and the people. !Hc
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linn ixiiirtcd Tus)twontrandiMT;nadliti6oncr
than -tmfmi wtkiiiaiei.'"-""""' '" "' '""
The following is a description of the scene
f the lite lattles: " j '
TlIKVAbUrVOFTIIKHAAK. ' ,
The Saar rises in the Vosgcs, 'the. range of
mountains that lie west ot Strasbiirg, and
-.Iraiiis their wotern slope. It is a beautiful
Mream, winding througH a widCj verdant
Valley. The course of the river is toward
-t!ic north, joining the Moselle near Treves.
1 1 has given a name to several towns. Travd
iing t-oiuii of .Treves, wefind Saarsburg, 'then
Saarholzback. then Saarlouis Saarbrack and
t-tixsun, wenwve enriryiieaHwwc-giieioi(-,
SirnlftnuVan! Sirtc&aefln'inxux.. in
this enumeration tlie order has bees south
ward from Treves. Saarlouis and Saarbruck
in Pms-ia, and Sarregucmines in France, arc
of great innwrUncc, but the others are of
It is Cftv-'ix miles from Treves to Saar
bruck', and the important, towns on the route
are Saarburg, Merzig and Saarlouis. The
last named'-pJiiue w about 'ftnti wiles "Sxwtlr
if Treves. 1 1 is a, frtiied town, arrounded
by wide incadowi and two-thirds endrded
by the river, which at tliat point is a sluggish
t-trcam.- Ttic f(rtifieatles'-w"1coiislfuctcd
rivm, byojBeTng 4 he sluices 'ffjiffc'
with water on saort notice iFnPJp(Bj
neers nave arcngtrrenerruie wut
c.1 them to, tlie reuuiremMits of bm
ury Kkici- - Tlte-.townW loaatadHtoi
ecri bank, ndit. is ftj'rjr t ajaili Jaa
the meadows to tlioJnSk that Jjoorid lw
ley on tlicVit.9 Tkecuaraate' of the soil
Mica inai nip piacc rani an oe upeojuy regaV
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lar siege o.uon.rp- TO IS.! O
xiicraiKvau aiunc ino HKern TOI.K OI
the streak aU the M Mhmiki
bridsc ". Tlnyriirer is tiat
i w wt " r .
by an HSmmttmanim.Xt
eastern Thank. aadJf the
set at the Priiaani kaffehele ktifeen
Treves andaaffifdc tBey austbriise thtl
stream either bv pontoOBSTor Bvniore solid
stntctuft. lire fllSHce Iroft baarlows
the boundary is aboqtfrnJN;:rt is the
same from Merzig to the boundary; but as we
approach Saarbruck, JUcea nabs fimber.-p
the valley.the dTs&occwMn 1a' xi Vcr
and the frontier k not more than "a mile and
a half. ' ,
This is a railway junction, and
the most important point on the
'"between Luxemburg and the "I
iwfrliriH'jrill be seen only by
-b iHuaaoB. j.ac rairoaa
wei from Saarbruck into France liaaV
town of Metz, -and there coBnocUalb the
lines running to Pari. The Prussian'' line
from Treves fcUowa op the valley of the
Saar to this point. Its : general course has
a sliaqi curve round a liigh. ctill, leaves' the
Saar, turns north-east, follows up a f mal
i aowm, miiu taiiumn waatiiKirfjVTafaFaonk. .. t.; .
lunettes,3bS8 andj dUches. A,- .imnaraju T fP00-. '
ti. Jkrj,.. wM,:ii hrr ikk.V Mth these Txor
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Frenliarv '.i nlrTt
brook through a ravine, pas-icj a coal mine
and the little liamlets of Duttwillcs
and Sahzhaeh, goes up an ascending 'grade,
with' wooded 'hills on either hand,
reaches the summit between the valley of the
Saar and the Nahc, and descends that stream
to Bingen on the Rhine. Eleven miles east1
of Saarbrack is Neuenkirchen, another im
portant point. It is the junction of the line
leading to Bingen, with the equally impor
tant line reaching thcRhine at Menlieim and
Speier. Ur these two lines to Ncucnkirchen
and over this nngle line west of Jfeuen
kirchen, the Prussian army, or at least 300,
000 men. must receive their suiinlics. It is
fully 30 miles from Ncucnkirchen to the
boundary, on the south; but at Saarbruck the
nrijjrwd' is within reach of the guns planted
on French territory.
1 ' PORBACII.
Three and a half miles wet of Saarbruck
'is Forbade, a pfnall town, containing the
French Qihtom-HoiiM!. It is an old place
on the highway leading to Paris. The rail
road to'Metx rous through the village. t Be
tween the town nnd the river Saar, on the
north;- is the forest of Forbadi, while on the
Hotrth'side of the hijrh way are a scries of low
hills, with roads and paths winding through
the ravines. These hills are near enough to
Saarbruck to enable the French artillerist to
throw their rifled phots not only into the
town," but lieyond it, and the Prussian batteries-
on the hill cast of Saarbruck can
send '(heirs 'well over to Forbadi.
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1 i tiii-t vrsr:rs
Between the Saarbruck and the Rhine arc
le Vosges Mountains, an, outlying spur of
ic Jura ranee. The railroad, ninnins due
cost from ?feuenkirchcn to the Rhine, tosses
oyer and through them now winding alonz
narrow and deep ravines, and now gliding
inroiigu a runnel or crossing me vaney on a
,iaduct. The Tailroad leading to Strasburg,
on the French side, presents the same topo
graphical features.- Tlie town of Bitclic, on
tl e French side, is located on tlie western
slope, of the Vosgcs. Any grand movement
of either army hint Iw made west' of that lo
cality. Although French troops occupy
Strasborg, and arc found all the wav up the
Rhine to Basel, and although there arc
Prussian troops at ltastadt and Kchl, and
other piints on the eastern bank of the
Rhine, the majoritv of the troops of cither
army are in. position between Bitchc and
Sierck. On the went both armies are flanked
by the neutral territory of Luxembourg, and
on the eat bv thc'Vosgcs Mountains.
Ixrw-ipnper Kaerprlite nod Abilltjr.
JTlie American ncwhjiaper which, has thus
far hown the most enterprise and incurred
the .heaviest expense in special-correspondence
and cable ndws i the New York Trib
une. Such expenditures arc the wisest and
moA economical that a great journal can in-
Thc London Tiniest made itself by
; the first full report of the bahle of
Vaterloo. Amcricati readers demand news
first politics, editorials, &c., come in only
as a secondary consideration.
"' jOf Western, journals the St. Louis Jlepubfi
rroi has been the most full and the most in
telligent in iU news ami in its discussion of
die questions, men and localities of absorli
ing interest, The Republican has dificred
from mo-4 Democratic journals in taking the
part of the people as against despotism in the
discussion of the Franco-Prusiian.war. Its
foreign editor is a German, and he has
shown rare intelligence and a full and well
informed mind in all his discussions.
Judging from the great increase of our
subscription lLt the people of Kaasas fully
appreciate the enterprise of the Leavenworth
Times, iu publishing the fullest war news and
the latest despatches; and in taking, from
the beginning, -a decided stand for Germany
and the freedom of the people.
Tlie Crown Prince.
The Crown Prince (Frederick 'William) of
Prussia, who commanded the Second -Army
four.ycars ago, was bom in 1831. The chief
Uf his-staff in that campaign was Major-Gen.
Von Blumcnthal, and he had tinder hU
orders three army corjis, under Gens. Von
Bonin, Von Steinmetz and Von Mutius,
besides the Guard Corp, under Trincc
"August, of "Wurtcmbcrg. The Crown Prince
led his army, coruio.-cd of 1:53,000 men,
from Silesia through the Kisses of the Sndetic
Hills, an ojwration exK-ed to great difficul
ties and to considerable danger. By a scries
of brilli.uit operations the army pushed its
Vay through the mountains, fighting severe
actions at Traulennn, Xachod, Skalitz and
Schweinscliadel. Before he had practically
effected his junction with Prince Frederick
Charles, Gen. Benedek had made presta
tions to attick the Litter with siierior force,
and the Kittle of Koniggratz wa. the result.
Tlie Crown Prince was urgently requested to
hasten his advance, and apfirared on the field
unexiectcd by thcAu-trinns, in the middle
of the battle, struck the heart of the Austrian
position, and decided the fortunes of the day.
The Crown Prince ha the reputation of being
careless of his own trouble, anxious for the
wIfarc"of liitropps, visiting hospitals and
.billets personally, but not sparing himself or
hisbnen in the hour of trial and duty. "His
march from 3Iiletin to Koniggratz, and his
.series of victories on entering Bohemia, are
- .t .11 ill?. ...:
considered to have established his rcimtation
an energetic commander.
it (The London Spcdator p-iinU A .pleasing
picture "of the. attitude of public opinion in
England towards the great rowers engaged
iuithc pre-cnt war. The "EnglMi iniddlc
class," it assures its, arc dead against Na
poleon, and the London working-men im
partially proclaim that Xapolcon is a fiend
and William of Prussia a fool." The truth
is that England has made but little progress
.toward cosmopolitan common sense and the
capacity of understanding other nations
"since the days when "Dr. Johnson summed
up her real sentiments in the terse observa
tion that, "for all he 0'ild ' see, niot' for
dgncrs were fool.'' i
TilE Pope of Rome, within a few weeks
after declaring himself infallible is begging
protection from a woman. JetL Davis was
not so bad as that. He 'never pretended to
be infkllible,.i and had the ' additional
advantage over the Pope bv getting quietly
into his, Jcmininc Tdisgiiise without howling
lor neip lroni some woman m JLialtimore or
VJiile history will mention
cowards as the like of whicli
.theworld. never before saw, it will rindoubt-
make a Uiscnmihation in favor ot Davis.
iiA 'colOREti-man recently appliedt'o a
notuinent gentleman residing on Fifthavcn
, Jfcw York," for a letter of recommenda-
i. by means of which be hoped to obtain
a situation. The man being welt known to
the 'gentleman in question, the testimony
was readily given. It was even more oom
jAuentary than Sripio himsdf bad expect
wp and ibat 'worthy, on recovering from his
itehment, exclaimed: "bay, Air. ,
t Tou cive me somtliinc to do yourself
h Aiat recommendation?" ,
' Toe heavy rain which visited us on Sun
day sight .was general tliroughoat this part
of the State. The- Atchison Champion 'pub
Ifeftfe'the following special from "Wiferville
A heavy rain extended through all the
country traversed by the Central Branch
road, and west of, this ylaoe.asiar.Mjwe have
any 'news from. The rain was very heavy,
and continued ncarlv alLafternoon. Anal
,: jrolume of water has fallen. ,
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The following wcxe the ilisbursements
the Treasury Department during the
onth of Julv: Civil miscellaneous! and'
intercourse, S5,9,025 83: War.
S,12,938 05; Xavy, $1,34905 28; Inte
rior, $1,025,722 77. , Total, $11,344,742 83.
4 Piuiies are to be denty this season more
lit than last if all newxpaper reports are
true. The' Delaware crop is estimated a
1,350,000 baskets, which makW glad fthe
hearts of thoe who are fond of this., deligllt
fulaarf healthful fhik. '
V ! 'tVi
"This place,1 caitared by t! Germans, has
been regarded a point of considerable impor-t-ince.
. jit is eighteen 'miles, south of Weis
senburg, and is a French fortified town, oV
artmentof Bas-Rbine,"on the 3Ioder),16
j miles ncrth'of Straasbourg. Its population
is about t i-3,009. It was originally fortified
by the Emperor Frqderic Barinrossa.in the
12th century. The adjacent forest of Hague
nati is one of the largest in 'France.
Niederbronn, where McMahon was de
feated after his retreat from Woerth, U a
lace and a jtowtion of, small importance,
ueiug a marten town oi r rancc,, in ms-xtnin
twenty-six miles northwest of Strasbourg,
with a population of about 4,000. , It sit
uated in a valley of the Vosges mountain?.
It is jirindpally noted for its mineral waters,
its steel and bar-iron, heavy artides of ma
chinery and heavy pieces of artillery.
Taie Cln'iat Bamr.
Tlie Prussian advance line as originally
formal seems to have' been .stretched from
Treves, on the Moselle toRastadta strongly
fortified town of Uaden, and on the Mann
heim railroad- The points especially to be
cared for on this line arc Saarburg,- on the
Saar,, 11 miles southwest of Treves; Mer
zig, 22 miles south of Treves; Saarlouis, a
strongly fortified place, 30 miles south-south-.
ea-t of Treves; and Saarbruck 40 miles south
cast ofTrcves;All these points arc on the Saar
river, which marks the boundary of France
and Rhenish Prussia. The left of the Ger
man armv was stationed so as to guard the
plain country east of the Hardt 'mountains.
The French line, as originally formed,
appears to have extended from Thionville,
Metz, Nancy and Strasbourg to Weissenburg.
Betwen Metz and Nancy, a distance of 120
miles, runs a railroad, which is relied on
for transportation of supplies., Metz and
Strasbourg arc connected by rail with all parts
of France. Metz and Thionville arc the
points' where the French troopsconccntratcd
in largest force, and Saarlonis and Saarbruck
were the German points cPrtppni. ,,
Thionville is a small town enclosed bv ,a
regularly laid out work, -with "six bastions
and ravelins, and covered bv ten 'advanced
lunettes.' The Hver 'is bridged here, and
forms an island, in the centre, which is
strongly fortified: The bridge is also de
fended by a strong bridgehead, with 'three
bastions and two ravelins. Commanding
elevations on either side of the river invite
the enemy's batteries. Tlie value ofThion?
ville, if 'captured, might not be very great,
so long as Metz should remain intact unless as
a secondary base fora ' corps of observation,
since Thionville and Mels together' form a
basc'of operations on thq Moselle line, Metz
bdng far the stronger, and still enjoying easy
communications with en.t as well as south and
Metz is the most important strategic point
in this part of France, and, when the works
now building are completed, "will be the
strongest fortress. A ,' strong wall, with
Instions, encloses a city of more than 50,
000' inhabitants, and is garrisoned by 10,000
men. The fortifications arc very irregular,
but were very strong, even before tlie war of
lSG6,-and since then inqiorant works have
been laid out, and .carried, forward to an
advanced stage, on four commanding sites.
These allow for tlie improved range of the
latest ordnance, as' well as for the destructive
force of modem projectiles. Two perma
nent "bridges spin the Mobile at this point,
where is. also .the confluence of the Selllc.
The Moselle itself sends out an arm which
.incloses a part of the town, and is called the
navigamc Jtioscue, since uie principal stream
is interrupted. In cAse of a. siege, the water
can be sufficiently raised, in these streams to
inundate the low ground on the south' and
southwest sides of the town, making these
fronts doublv sure. Prom Metz. rail and
carriage roads lead ilnwii the left bank, of
the river a day's march to Thionville,
crossing the Onie bv sciuraW bridges,
which may Itoth be'com mantled Iry a bat
terv oted on the uinmsttcbank of the
T1IE (RE.IT SOUTH WEST.
To (he Ktitor ef The Tim'i:
Away two hundred mile- sottjh west from
this city is pcrhtqis the most desirable portion
of Kansas. Already this long distance ;s
pretty well filled tip with an enterprising'
fanning population, with thriving towns at
convenient dl-tanccs; many of which would
be the pride of any 'county.- Emporia,
through' whidi we avc is, indeed, a delight
ful city. It may lie seen' from ' five to fen
miles distinctly as ,yoti approach! it,
and when -there, it seems- to be ratlier on a
plane than hill, with thoe grand streams, the
Neosho and Cottonwood, in view on either
hand. Nature lus been lavish; at thiU point.
It seeuu to be lhcxA foftrailwayiiintersec
tioiH, and I was sorry to'reerre information
llmt Emporia lacked enterprise; her citizens
Appearing to forget tliat, however prodigal
nature may Iks with .her good gifts, she will
only help tho-e who lielp 'themselves.' The
future of Enqiorii is in the, hands of licr
people., Slic.rn.iy become one of-the prides
and wonders of Kansas, i
Crossing the Cottonwood, we pass 'over to
the vallcy'of the South Fork of that river.
Through this little valley may be viewed
some of the loveliest scenery, in the world, j
For some miles atontr the snnth side of trn"
stream is 'an army of mounds like the figures
on a chess board, and lofty, and all covered
with rich green grass clear over the tops! It
is a grand, beautiful sight,- and I wondered
why it was that so many, and especially
young ladies, arc so anxious to sail away to
Italv to feast on beautiful- and inspiring
" . ..!.. "..-- .t . .
scenery, when we can -yea's " al "on,c-
Italy has no valleys surpassing our
own. Her mountains, grand is they
are, do not in Vany wise excel our
own Rocky andAlIcghanys. "Her lakes
arc ponds beside ours. Conio is greatly sur
passed by our sscneca, layuga ana oceaea-
tles. Arc Itliere, any rivers in aU.Lurope
like thcUudson and Mississippi? And when
we come to falls and caves,? pshaw 1 we, beat
the world of course A to dimate, the
balmv breezes of. isoutbern. California are
more' delightful than those of Italy, and for
a seAsonTthe climate of Kansas is better. It
is to be hoped that Americans will learn -to
travel, ana seek, and enjoy the glories pf
their own country before rushing off to Eur
rope after an inferior' quality, to say nothing
of the intolerable beggars by whom they arc
beset there. i
leaving our charming little valley at the
month of Mercer Creek, we cross over to
Eldorado in the grand Walnut Valley.. This
place, 'the county seat of Butler, is an enter-pri-dng
townjwth many good buildings and
fine stores.; tight miles, above, oai' Walnut
Creek, is Chelsea; twelve miles below, at the
confluence of, the Whitewater, is Augusta; a
new live town, ana wnere we una omce K
the new Osage districts is located. ' Travd-H
ling down we pass through Walnut (Sty,
witii a few bailoiacs and a steam aaw. mill t
and Douglass, with, a store, -baraoB ami
blacksmith shops and a steam aaw mtll,. and
twenty miles further down we arrive at Win
field, the feat of jastice for Cowley Comity.
As this place bids fair, to BeavpoiBtof some
majmitode. we will -rest awhile, and look
The Walnst creek, a conioua. stream of
twenty yards in width, for a aistanee of sev
enty-five miles rims, through, a bottom, which,
with the first beach, may average, two miles
in width. Te whole course is heavily tim
bercd with,, principally, black walnut, oak,
nictory, nackberry nnd-aMWerrrj troraf a
halftoamilowide.. The trihataries of .the
Walnut are numerons, and likewase well
Umbered. In Cowley there are quite impor
tant streams bcMdes the WabaaW and even
the smallest dry np.ni the grsataat droaght.
TliisisAseasoaofdroaahtapr that country,,
yet the streams are miming;, aad the gram is
rank. and green, aad I mayaid "lag high.'!
TberkbneMofthebettmm'aad beach kadi
is not surpassed, while the high prairie fiir-
aishes excellent grass, and a great portion of
it is'very fertile as evidenced by the preva
lence of -the 'tasm weed." This mast be
the ralky..f railroads. Its importanceas to
timber, water, soil aad population, no rail
road aiming ia.lJaat -directioB can ignore.
There are- bow foardidnct railways powting
in that Erection; the tavenworth, xopeka
Saata Fe,the Kaasaa aty A Santa. Fe, the
Sedilw, Fart Scott & Humboldt, and the
Spraraeld, Baxter & Winfiekl roads. The
latter I hare BotBamcd rightly. I think, bat
it is already determined to seek the coarse of
Dutch Creek, a stream well timbered and of
cuasMerame snr,-coming mm ine nunra
from the east at Winfidd. Some one of the
former roads may cross tlie Walnut above
Eldorado,' and run by way of Wichita to se
cure the cattle trade at that point, although
old drovers say that the object would be
effected just as easily by running down
the Walnut to Winfield, and striking over
to the Arkansas which is lut seven miles
from Winfield, and at which point a creek
could be met which affords an easy grade on
the south-west. It is contended that by this
route the Canadian mav be reached "by a
course through a' fertile country, while by
way of Wichita the great desert could not
At Winfidd I met CoL Manninjr, politi
cally well known in Kansas, also Dr. Gra
ham and Mr. Andrews, formerlv of Leaven
worth,! I was -told that Prof. Hickok, of
I Leavenworth, was living a little below the
town; a newspaper win soon oc issiiea
there tlie most of tlie material having ar
rived. A steam saw mill is on the way.
Dr. Graliam has a -mill carried by water
power, near by-on Dutdi creek.. Winfield
is sufficiently near the centre to remain the
county seat, and its natural advantages were
such as to attract the attention of such men
as Gov.-Harvey and Secretary Moonlight
and, other distinguished men, who I' am told
are share holders and directors in the town.
To sum up, the lands in the Arkansas and
Walnut valleys are extremely fertile and not
easily effected by droughts. The climate is
not as hot in summer nor as cold in winter
as in this region. While the Arkansas is
pretty much destitute of time, the Walnut
and its tributaries are well timbered. As a
stock raising country it cannot be surpassed.
I have not half finished what I had intended
to write but this is too long already.
THE MAILS AGAIN.
Fronioiir Travpllinj Corre-i-mil'-nt.
Kickapoo, K., Aug. 8, 1S70.
Oak Mills Pcotofficc is situated in AtcliL-on
.County, on the Leavenworth, Atchison &
Northwestern Railroad, ten miles from either
place. Several copies of TnK Daily Times
arc taken at the office. On Sttunfay trming
last, the issue of the fire pi-feeding dnyi emne on
the mme. train I The same is true of the
Atchison papers. This information I ob
tained from the Postmaster hiuiclf, and he
is really anxious that something lie done.
He rcccived'one number of the paper after it
had been on the road seventeen d-iy.s ; and
frequently they do not come to hand until
the wrappers are nearly worn out. The de
moralization of the mails in Kansas has about
ceased to be an outrage upon the eople, and
is assuming the proportions of a frightful
burlesque. Aftershoutingthcmselvcs hoarse,
the people liave stopped their inquiries for
Mr. Lowe, " the effident mail Agent."
W. F. G.
Cowaty Mapcrlatendrnt of Hcfeeols.
To the Editor r-f The Timet:
Allow mc through your columns a hearing
concerning the Teachers' Convention, held
at the office of Superintendent McCarty, last
Saturday, and rqiorted by Mr. Donovan to
the Democratic organ of the countv.
The meeting was called ostensibly for the
purpose of agreeing upon a programme of
exercises for a County ami Judicial District
Institute, to be held some time next fall. It
has heretofore been left to the Superintendent
to prepare the programme for such occasions,
ami so it is -likely it would have been left at
this time, had nothing cl.-c Ken thought of
but the Institute. But the official term of
Stqierintendcnt McCarty expires next winter.
He ii nut a candidate for re-election, intend
ing to get elcctetl, if he can, to (lie office of
State Stipcrinfcndcut. He is extremely
aiiMot!, however, that' his friend Mr. Dono
van -hmild be his successor in the Sujierin
tcndeiicyof this county, and with a zeal tliat
would be unaccountable if the friendly re
lation were not kept, in sight he apjiears to
lie lalioring to b'ring that end about, for Mr.
McCarty and Mr. Donovan have never been
(tolitical bcd-fcllows; the former having been
so much of a Ifrnublicaii that he was elected
Irr the Republican tty, on a strictly
Kirty canvass' to the position he now holds,
'whereas Donovan ha, lieyond the
memory of the oldest inhabitant, been
a Democrat and a Democratic, editor, and
is now a correspondent, if not an n-oistan ed
itor of the Democratic' organ(of this county.
But times liave.' changed; training in the
Democratic -ranks' whicli Was profitable
enough th this' county lviore the Fifteenth
Amendment had swelled the rankn of the
opiKrsition, has 16t its diarnis to place--ck-
crs. - Sir. D. sew no chance for election in
that wav and well knows that it would lv
r..iit..J.i .". .1 u. . :.i: "!.
iuiiv ii aiuuiifii ly Ct a uiuimiauuii u inn
TianoYof the Republican, lie accordingly
wksf.1: nomination by Uie teachers or the
county tlirongh the influence of the County
rjnpcnntciidcnt, presuming that nomination
coming from such a source will lie greedily
snapped at' by all iwlitical pirtics and that
W-is!il f. -1.I-.1 ... . It .!.
nc wiu llius oc cuauicu iu .uk uut nit
course without a comtictitor. Hence after
1'he business spedfied in the caH for this
Teachers Convention hau been (tiseU oi.
Superintendent. McCarty promptly moved
.th'e following resolution
Jtcuig 'present though not in "tlie ring,
these resolutions rather took mc by surpri:,
for I -'then vVrv well knew for whom the
blank was' predestined. As soon as the reso-
rations were out oi tnc mover s mouiii, -tr.
Donavan was nominatal. In the discussion
which followed,- I Mipportcd the first of the
resolutions,' btrTopjioea the second and third
Upon grounds sub4antially as follows:
" Tliere were oiilv ten of "the countv teachers
Iptveni, whereas had all the schools been re-
in inSTirt lKrt l.lll lkft iLkA h.ha
iiivvmvu uivicrimuiu iidit; lull uut rii.
t was too much like the action of the three
Londotr tailors who met and resolved: "We,
the people of England," &c. So small a
body of teachers should not a-sttme to repre
sent all the' teachers of the county in a mat
ter as important as the nomination of a Su
perintendantl The party nominating con
ventions would doubtless so regard the mat
ter and refiisc to give their action to consider
ation desired. We would thereby dace our
selves under the disadvantage of failure in
I our first attempt to establish a system which,
ander proper regulation, might be ot bencht
to the educational interests of the county.
! The proceeding had too much 'the appear
ance of trickery to commend itself to the
favorable regard of the ople. The drcu
lar calling 'the meeting was so framed as to
convey the'imnression that the only business
in hand would be the preparation "of a pro
gramme, as before stated, a matter too
usual and uninqiortant to call out a very
general attendance. No notice w hatcver was
given of the most important bushws in con
tearplitioo. i-Had it been announced that a
Superintendent was to be nominated, it is
nur to presume taat nearly ail the teachers
would have responded to the call. All
aspirants would have then had a fair chance,
the school interests.or all parts of the countv
would have been represented, and the result
would much more likdy be ratified by the
people m their conventions:
- There ii a! feeling among country people
that the oSce of Superintendent belongs to
them aad not'to the dtv. The Oountr Su-
perieteat is' not chosen to supervise the ctty
shaolsj His concern i almost
pareiy wua tnose oi ine rural
tavBsbips. ' Some deference should be
given that sentiment in the choice of a nom
inee, unless it should appear that no compe
tent and worthy candidate for the place exists
outside ef the city. "At all events, this man
ner of foreclosing the case in favor of a rity
resident m -at rather- naestionable propriety.
In the choice of a Superintendent it u very
likdv that Republicans will insist if teach-
era ao not inai ine man oi cnoice is ibot
omrhlvin avmpathv whh all the school laws.
inriadiar those framed especially for the pro
tection of a heretofore proscribed clam of the
popaiatwa. It inadvisable, tnereiore, that
teachers take noma account of the political
anfKdlraai of the candidate they propose to
offer to the people's conrentiotw if they would
hope to raccced.
REVS IT TEIES1.PI
Meetto? ef the Kepibliraa State Cen
The DesirafI Increase in Representation
Clarke Defeated by the People at
?ssial Dopatth In tlie Tim--.
Lawrexce, August 9 We have
nmiihcd on representation. At first
the Committee met in oin ression : about
sixty prominent Republicans were present.
Only four spoke in favor, substantially, of the
old apportionment, namely: Spear, George
Martin, Akin And Marshal Houston. Many
speedies were mad in favor of representation,
based on population, and they were constautly
cheered. Outsiders then went out. The
Committee remained in session two hours,
and adjourned without coming to an agree
ment. Jenkins, of Doniphan, has the promi- of
the N. W. Land office, and the appearance
of a whipped spaniel. He voted aaginst
popular representation as Clarke instructed.
Ben. Simpson sent his brother as a proxy
and he also voted against the people. The
five who were true, were Oiborn, Mttrdock,
Sieneer, Dow and Elder.
Tlie Committee met again at 8 o'clock,
Mead agreeing to go with u. The arrange
ment now made is that there shall be one
delegate to every 2,500 people, and one
to every fraction, however small, over hat
number. This will make about 250 delegates.
The time of holding the Convention is
Clarke has oposcd us all through, and is
whipped in the first fight; but the people de
manded a still larger Convention and he has
stood in tiic way of that purpose. His first
move is fatal to him.
Further Details of the Late Battle.
A rni'SMAX general's account.
Gen. Steinmetz telegraphs Homerfeldt,
chief of staff, at Berlin as follows:
The conflict between Saarbruck -and For
bade was a bloody one, and closed only with
nightfall. It was opened by. the fourteenth
division which was reinforced siiccevivcly
bv six hatt-ilion. there batteries and some
cavalrv. We took by a-ault the heights of
Spichercn and Fluag. The enemy backed
UK)ii Forbade, at the rame time the 13th di
vision advanced on Vcicklinger, took iores
sion and with its advance guard , reached
Forback toward eveninjr. Another desiKitch
dated Saarbruck to-day noon, says the result
of the fight exceeded our expectation. We
have occupied orUick v; here wc .-urpri-ctl
the baggage and camp equipage of two
kix; William's ukspatcii to the queen.
King William sends the following despatch
to the Queen: Good news. A great victory
lias leen won by our Fritz. God be prai-ed
for his mercy. " Wc captured four thotisind
prisoners, thirty gun-', two standards, and six
mitraUlcurs. McMalion during Hie fight
was Iicavily reinforced from the main army.
The contest "was rery severe, And tasted from
11 in the morning fill 9 at night, when the
French retreated, leaving the field to u..
Our losses are heavy. General Braze was
Pari-, August 7. The Journal Ojjicicl, in
its second edition of to-day, publishes the
following proclamation: Frenchmen, up to
this hour we have always given without re
serve all the certain news whicli wc have re
ceived, and we continue todoso. I-.-t night
wc received the following dosjulch:
Metz, August t, midnight. Marshal
McMalion has lo-t a battle. Gen. Froivord,
on the line of the Soar, has liceii obliged to
retire. His retreat was effected in god or
der. All cm be iwttlilLihcd.
Mtn", Augii-t 7, :W!0a in -My communi
cation has been intcrnipted with .Marshal Mc
Malion. I am going to place myself in the I
centre of the position, (signed) Napoleon.
FROM THE MAJOR GENERAL OFTIIK FRENCH
M in"., August 7, l::0a. in- The Major
General of the Army, to the Miiittcr of the
Interior: After a "series of cngiigemeiiN in
which the enemy brought heavy forces into
the field, Marshal McMalion was forced to
fall kick from his first line. The coqw of
General Fnd-ward had to fight yesterday,
from two p. in., with an entire wing of the
enemy; having held his xition until six
o'clock, lie ordered a retreat which was made
in good order, (signed) Le Boeuf.
OFFICIAL FROM THE FRENCH.
The La. Libtite lias the following from
official sources: Froissard has only rctrcatyd
a short distance. McMahon fought near
Niederbronn, his headquarters were at 11a
genau, and he has fallen back to the Salient,
thus StrAsbiirg is menaced.
Tlic following dcspatdi is reccicd from
Mktz, August 7810 p. iu. That we
may hold our iwsition here it is necessary
that Paris and France should con-ent to great
efforts of Mtriotism. Hcrcwc lose neither
our coolness nor our confidence, but the trial
is hard. McMahon, after the battle, retired,
at the same time covering the road to Nancy.
The corps of Gen. Froissard, whidi suffered
severely, is taking energetic measures for de
fence. " The Major General is at the front.
The concentration of the trooH continues
without obrtacle. A 11 active hostilities seem
to have ceased.
During the fighting yesterday the Prus
sians fired upon the ambulances at Forbadi,
and set fire to the town.
The combat commenced at one o'clock,and
at first appeared of little importance, but
soon large masses of troops, hidden in the
woods, attempted to turn our position. At
five o'dock the Prussians appeared as if they
had been whipped, and had given up the at
tack, but -fresh troops coming to the assistance
of the Pnissians from Werden, Gen. Froi--sard
was obliged to retire. To-day the
troops that got separated yesterday are con
centrating around Metz.
In the battle near Frdickweiler Marshal
McMahon had the support of five divisions
of Gen. Fuillcy's corps. After tlie battle
these divisions were enabled to join their
corps. The details of this battle are still
It is said many cavalry charges were made,
but the Prussians had for vvtraillav the
luyeUpritzen, whicli did us severe damage
The vtonue oi our troops i-exceiieni. it is
impossible to give the exact figures of our
losses. Gen. Cameras is organizing defensive
measures. The three corps here are still
able to give the enemy much trouble and
stop his onward movement. Gen. McMahon
reports that he is in good position, and has
been joined by another corps d' armee from
A r-BOCLAHATlON BT THE COUNCIL OF MIX
1STEBS TO THE FRENCH TEOPLE.
Paris, August 7 10 o'dock p. m. The
following has been issued by order of the Em
press Regent and signed by rail the Cancel
Ministers. Details of our loses are wanting.
Our troops are full of Wan. The situation is
not compromised, but the enemy is in our
rrrttirv and a serious effort is necessary.
A battle aoTjears eminent. In presence of
this great news our duty is plain. We ap
peal to "The patriotism and energy of all.
Thediambcrs have been convoked. Wc
arepkring Paris, with all possible h.iste, in
a state of defence in order to farilitatc the
execution of military movements. Wc de
clare the capital in a state of siege. There
mriberiofaiatbeartedness; no dissensions.
Our rcsooTces are immense; let us pursue
the struggle without flinching and the coun
try can be saTcd.
A raoCLA-WATION" FROX THE EMPRESS,
REGENT OF FRANCF
The Empress has issued the following:
Frenchmen The opening of the war has
not been favorable. We have suffered a
check., Let us be firm under this, aad let as
hasten to repair it. Let there be but one
-j party in the land, tliat of "France, and a
suarie ane, taat oi national aooor. a canae
among ou nutbial to mynjaoaaoa-aad daty.lj
lOU Will pec me Uie lust iu,usaxcr,fv acwai
the flag of France.- I abjure all good dti
kens to maintain order; to agitatc-would bcto
conspire with our enemies. "-T1 '
Signed Empkes? Eugenie, Regent.
THE PRINCE IMPERIAL TO RETURN TO PARIS.
The La Liberie says a special train left, the
station at half past five o'clock this evening,
to bring back the Prince Imperial.
RAKE OF THE PARISIANS AT THEIR DEFEAT.
New York, August 8 The Tribune cable
special, dated London, August Stli, says:
The news from Paris grows hourly more
serious. None but official accounts can come
by telegraph. It is from letters and Paris
journals that all intelligence mu be gath
ered. The declaration of a state of siege does
not repress opular demonstration, and it is
very doubtful whether the government has a
force sufficient to keep order or put down
any considerable demonstration. The rage,
the fury, and the disappointment of the Par
isian jlopulation at finding the series of de
feats on French soil, instead of the military
promenade which they expected, is beyond
description. The itoiHiIace is furious on
reading the proclamation of the Empress and
Ministry saying the country may yet be
saved if all will be uniled.
MEETING OF THE FRENCH DEPUTIES.
Another correspondent says: The official
suppression of news will not be much longer
tolerated. What csedally irritated the peo
ple was that the only tolerably distinct report
of the Weissenburg defeat printed here was
trail-dated from Enslih apcrs.
This morning's ltappcll publishes the fol
lowing declaration: "The undersigned
deputies met at the' Palace of the Corps Leg
islatif. They demand the immediate arming
of the citizens. In the actual circumstances
all Trance must be armed and ready." Sev
enteen deputies sign thi ; among them Favre,
Crcmiax, Esquire, Gamier, Pages, Arago,
IVlIatin, Pizamo and Jules Simon. The
The manifesto is also signed by Avenier,
Coche,( Democratic,) llappdl, Rett and Sicde.
It is certain that the-c deputies and journals
do not make fills' call to arms for the defense
of an Emperor whore incapacity lias brought
diAtcr to France.
Another corre-pondent writes: We arc
swindled by the ministers, and although the ,
icople may liear up against defeats from the
ni-.-ians.'thcy will not much longer endure
in-nlt anil fraud .. from a-lex tor stricken gov- j
eminent. 1 he new of tlie trench uelcats
-n- l-ttf.ii-n lit T AnrlAii flwl ou a nilr Ilfll1N2
lipfnr.. it urns in Paris. I
THE ACTIVITY OF THE PRUSSIAN KINO.
Our special cyrrespondent writes from
Mayence, Thursday: The Kiiuj on liis ar
rival at Mayence called a council of war and
urged that the sooner the exi4ing.inactivily
cau-ed the let(er, and pressed an advance.
His opinion was adopted and orders tele
graphed to attack the French outposts in the
neighborhood of Landau and Weissenburg.
A Priw-iaii force composed of two
line regiment-, one regiment of Ba
varian troos, and some artillery, together
with about D.000 slrons. drove the French
before them into Weissenburg. The artil
lery was then brought iqi and opened on the
fortifications of the town. Thc.town soon
caught fire. Seeing this and some confusion
among the French troops, the Pnissians
could no longer Iks restrained by their offi
cers, who were anxious to .reduce the town
by camion. The soldiers nished forward
with their bayonets and surprised the French,
who, mt expecting an infantry attack for
hours to come, were barricading and en
trenching. Th.e Pnissians lost heavily, but
they took 800 prisoners and the town. The
greatest entlni:-iani prevails here, and there
is an immense crowd about the lalace wait
ing to cheer the King.
THE BATTLE OF WKI&KSttiMKOM THE
Our Miccial correspondent sends from
Nancy, Friday morninjr, the following ac
count of the battle at WeNsenbnrg, from the
' When Gen. Douay's division, composed
of the, Seventy-fourth and Fiftieth regiments
of the line, the Sixteenth battalion of ChAs
seitrson foot, one regiment of Ttircos, and
one regiment of mounted CliAsseurs, were
Irtisy, yesterday, in tlic ndghborhood of
Weissenburg, they were startled by a tre
mendous discharge of artillery.
As the utnil-t, whidrhavo'been ported all
along the fronticr,had not signalled the pres
ence of any Prussian troops, the men be
lieved for a moment that they had been sur
rounded by the enemy. This wjvs not the
ca--c. but the Pnissians in qrcat force and
well supplied with artillery ajqieared on the
height orjjwergcn, occupying the wnoic
country near the small village of tliat name,
(en. Doii'iy ordered his troojts to advance
Itefbrc the enemy, keeping as much as possi
ble liehind Wcisscnbnrg, which lay just le
tween them and tlMfr-lViHwimnybtK-tliis pre
caution proved quite useless liecme the guns
were pouring iion them, and thetroojs were
r.illinz in creat iiuiiilicrs. the I'nissian
gluts were firing at a tremendous rate, and
their rounds fdl equally on Weissenbnrg and
in the middtof thu tmoH. Several houses
were on fire, and a large number oftwldiers
lay dead and wounded. AIhmiI 11 o'clock
Gen. Vohican's flivi'ion was commendng to
retire. I lowc vcrprnew atfadrtrair onlered.
Tlie Turcot went away, and, bayonet in
hand, threw tIiem.J'CK on the PntM-ian lat
teries of artillery. All proved Useless. Had
the French insisted on attacking the enemy
any longer, there1 would not have lecn one of
them lclt alive on the ground. As soon as
what was left of (Sen. Dnnay's force ltegan
retiring, the Pmssian artillery vas alter
them. It was abjJS!clock.whjcii Oen.
Dotuiy fell a victim to the Pnissian artillery.
The troojrs commenced ninning without
order, crt-ing roads and vineyanls, until
renchins the farthe-t part of Wcirsenburg.
Tlie numlcr of dead and wounded is very
large. The remaining 'troops arc eager to
avenge the death of their late tiencral.
Paris, August 8. Lc Temp announcer,
that Marshal liazaiiic is apKinUsl Commander-in-Chief,
and (Sen. frocha, Major
General. Gen. Lebocuf return-.
Le Horlemant, of 'the Mfnt-try, is deter
mined to create a National Committee, with
power to act under all circumstances arising
from the war.
It is reported by Le JVoy that the regular
garrison of Paris is already largely increased.
Some Deputies ortTfc'fcft'fiiet'al'lhe hall
of the Corps Lcgulatif, i to-day i ;.-ul while
there a great crowd surrounded the wlacc
shouting for anus.
Americans here arc receiving their a.s
ports. k The Ministers have issued tjie following
"Frenchmen: We have told you the
whole truth. It i now for vou to do your
dutv. Iyct one shout come from all from
one end of r ranee to the other. Let the
people vie. with each other in sustaining the
great cause, some ot our regiments have
lallen belore orenviieiming numuers. ine
armv has nol been defeated. Sustain it. To
the fortunate audacity of the moment let us
oppose tenadty. Let the inhabitants of all
parts of France, not subjected to the burden
of war, nisli to the assistance of their broth
ers in the East. Let France le united.
Heaven blew our arm."
speculations resulting rROM the late
Paris, August 8 The Corjn LegMatif is
.summoned to meet on Thursday. Possibly
the mcctin'g-may be listened. "The Garde
Mobile is1 lb be sent to the frontier.
The Joxminl Ojjiewk sdys that the defence
of Paris is Assured. It" would require an
army of half a million to invest its fortifica
tions, while 30,000 would suffice to' defend
them, and there arc troops' enough now in
and around the citv to furnl-h the necessary
garrison, with soldierV from the fleet which.
the Garde Muniripal and the Firemen would
makeup a solid army of 100,000. Pjris.b.
free from danger.
ROME IX DANGER.
II UniTerx, the ultra Montane organ,
sounds the alarm for Rome. It predicts an
early invasion of tlie Papal territory by Italy.
It doubts the power of the Italian Govern
ment to resist the pressure even ii it wished
to, if the moderate people at present in
power say the conquest of Rome can alone
sustain the falling throne of Victor Emanuel
and restore" its finances now tending on bank
ILLNES3 OF; TTTE EJTPEROR.
Loxdon, August 8, G "p. jr. It is said
privately tnat the Emncrbr is ill 'at Chalons.
and Dr. Nelatonrand Piconl have gone to
THE CONDITION OP PARIS
is believed to be dangerous., -The Empress
is in cdubcu wua xiounen and Schneider.
London, August 8 It is said the Empc-
r aVAT anUTAur.
Aavovjit'uuuvi or ix encanc proposition
j K BaVCIUlt 8 PROTKTIOX. '
New Yobx, August 9 A cable despatch
from London at 1:30 this a. m., says: Glad
stone's annoaacement in the Horse, that the
English goi luaanat had at least made a spe
dac propositieai for fielgiama protection, is
welcomed wkk a tog cf -relief and a feeling
that England bad onceitore Vindicated her
position as ait Baropem power.
Disaelt oary espKased the general feeling
of the House waea saying that he rejoiced
t hat tiiegovenua as resolved to maintain the
neutrality aad independence of Belgium, and
that he abcepalthe declaration as an avowal
of a wise and spirited policy, not less wise
Few ministerial statements, the Daily Xett
says, have been received with more general
satisfaction to their many claims to the con
fidence of the Crown ami to the support of
the people. 1 he Uovemaeent has now added
another, which, if it jock Tiot transcend, at
least ignores any which It -was before entitled
to urge. The xagaritv, (moderation, and at
the same time the bnmaess of its foreign
policy presents a striking contrast to the iso
lation which has been suggested on one hhnd,
and the iivc:ent aad purposeless meddling
which his ren practiced on the other.
no xewss nunc -rat: seat of war.
There is nothing from either armrun to
Iiacf-past one o'cltck this (Tuesday) morn
who' was to have -commanded the Baltic cx
tieditioaarv corusv Has cone to Metz. and the
t Baltic entcrpriae is uidennitely ostoncu.
A Ramirlaat!Laai3aioIeTa is Dead.
Constcriiatiaat SUB Prrrailiug in Paris.
5ieaeral Airsaac f the Prnssian Line.
TaB 1 rCHCfc
REPORT. 2-11VTH OF NAPOLEON.
New York, "iagu-t 9 It is reported here
tliat a foreign despatch has Itecn received
stating the death of the Enqieror Napoleon.
It lias caused great excitement, and has
greatly disturbed the stock and bond mar
kets. Kab lsrvhe, August ; (!:15 p. m. A
cable special to tlic New York Herald says
the forwanl movement of the right of the
Pnissian army, from Trencs and Saarlouis,
commenced ycstcnliy. The Pnissians cap
tural Sierk and vigoron-'ly att-ickcd Thion
ville in overwhelming numbers. After some
resistance the French threw away tfieir arms
and toolc to flight.
At the same time yestenlay the anny com
manded by the Crown Prince moved in the
direction of Bilclie. The advance gnani of
the Frence force are making Isit slight resis
tance. To-dny there wa a general advance of the
whole of the "Herman line.
The King Iias joined the army.
Upward- of !I,000 prisoners liave lecii
fonvarded to Frankfort.
The wjsition if the -mam liody of the
Frendi army is; at ipe-ent smknown. The
French force are sitjf Kinrd so lie concentra
ting at Metz.
McMahon's ccdiw v. wqijioved to liave fallen
back from Bitche to Hav-enan, towards Metz
There are repwtRtrist NaHilcon is ill.
The I'nissian trwips arc moving on Metz.
0rEXHAEc, Awgost o Ten French
men-of-war to-day rtercd the Great I5clt.
This makes ninctt:ea French war vessels now
in the Baltic.
Berlin, August G Prisoners from Wers
senburg are passing through thisdty on their
way to the fortitiud prinon of Shandau. The
police authorities have issued a notice calling
on the tttizens to'ricliifieiI'7frT)eliavlor
an'l generous in their treatment of pri-on-
cre, Inougii enemies.
EXTRAORDINARY EFFORTS TQ ARRIiiT THE
Paris, Augn.-t 0 The Bourse was chcd
Eighteen thousand French tnxqn garri-on
Strasbourg, which has been prepared for
siege. The Moselle river dams have leen
Metz will l-c surrounded Ty water if the
Pni'sians arc successful and make a further
AUSTRIA AND rTAI.Y TO AID FRANCE.
Indon, August J) Authentic informa
tion has been received that Au-tria and Italy
have agreed to act together concerning the
war. It is stated that both have pledged
t armed Assistance to the' French.
AN IMMENSE UPIUSINd OF THE TRENCH
Pari., August 1 There is an immense
uprising of the people of France to repel the
Prussian invasion' or French territory. It
is said 200,000 men arc ready to march to-
wanl the Rhine. The citizen cortm will
number 1,000,000 men. The people arc
damorons for a iiolitical organization and
New York, August A private telegram
from Paris states tliat Austria has declared
for France, and will send to her aid .T00,(00
men, and that Russia is waiting for the action
of England, but will probably side with
Paris, August U The Rutrie says the
government calls upon all foreign officers
and soldiers Bcrvirig""inthe array ofFrance
to take grades in regiments of volunteers'
and the Garde Mobile are to go to the front
immediately. The request hx- been greeted
enthusiastically and numbers are responding
to the calls.
There liave been two Conncils of Ministry'
Gen. Changarnicr left his residence this
morning to seek a command at headquarter.
Thousands of people ?ccompanied him to
THE RETREAT OF THE FRENCH.
London, -VugusTf-The following official
despatch was received at 0:Vi a. m. : "Yes
terday, after the battle of Wierth, the enemy
retreated in the greatest order. The French
artillery endeavored to make a stand at
Nekherbront, but that town was taken by the
'Bavarians. The enemy then entered on the
road to lfitsch"f The cavalry of Wurtem
borg captured the enemy's stores and four
pieces of artillery at Echersffem. The dead
and wounded covered the route of the retreating-army,
andlhis morning wc have oc
cupied Hagenau, which was evacuated by the
NO ESGAfiEMENT UP TO THE EVENING OF
Metz, August 8 The army is concen
trating to march to Vosgcs to defend the
passages. No engagement to-day.
AUSTRIA. USCXttTA IN-........
Pari, August 0 The morning paper
say nothing is certain concerning the course
of Aastria. Russia is keeping ber quief with
promises just cow.
The Patrie says there is a rumor tliat the
ror Napofcoa's attack is a return of the
deaease, proroked by eqnestrianism.
Bourse would be doted to-day at noon, bat
nothing of the sort has taken place.
There have been no disturbances. The
authorities having been warned that the In
ternational Society of workingmea intended
to make a demonstration, precautions to
prevent it have been eSectualfy made.
London, August 9, 3-30 p. m. The
Paris correspondent of the Manchester Tele
graph says that Italy and Austria will each
send 100,000 men to France.
THE FRENCH ARMY PR EPARING FOR FLIGHT.
The Frence army, according to the Rait
Jo Gazette, is preparing for flight They
are at Metz, undergoing a thorough reor
THE POPE BMJS FOR bvST ONE S-HIP.
London, Augfcst?. Advices from Rrome
state that the French disaster causes profound
terror nd That the Pope has asked the
Empress Eugenic for just one ship, to defend
him from the Italians now organizing for an
attack on the Papal dominions and Papal
A HerriHe Affair mear Jtuetiea City.
(Special Despatch In the Times.
Junction City, Kan., August 6 Satur
day 6 p. m. This morning at ten rjvc"lock,
Sheriff Whitney ac-ompanied by a posfe of
fifteen or twenty men left town forHt-mookft
creek, with John Sanderson, wlto was to
have a prclinrmary' eVt-hination before
Squire Wallace, m th& "charge of murdering
Thomas ReyrroKls'; two brothers, George
and Joitstmth Sanderson, accompanied
the partv-Kid arrived at the Squire's at 12
o'docb, but he was absent. He returned at
fowr o'clock and liegan the examination.
The prisoner waived a trial and he
was committed to the nearest jail.
Just as they were leaving the room
a mob of about one hundred appeared and
seized the irisoner and his brothers. John
first attempted to escajc, but was shot and
killed. George next attempted to nin, who
was mortally wounded, and when the party
left was dying.
Jonathan was still in the custody of the
mob, but has undoubtedly been hung by this
lime. George and Jonathan made wills,
giving all their property to the wife of
George. John made no will, and when
begged by Jonathan to make a confession in
order that hit life might be saved on account
of their parents, he steadily refused.
Mr. Seward's Proposed (raail Toar.
Washington Auzttst S Secrelarv Rob
eson lias addressed n letter to Mr. firard at
Auburn, saying that having learned from
Secretary Fish. t"iat he, (Seward), proposed
to visit the Asiatic countries, lie would take
the liberty of teirerrfrb Tiim the use of any
of the naval vessels in port or in the water
wiiere ho proposes to go. 3Ir. Seward will
he received at San Francisco by one of the
fleet vessels and thenceforth be carried in
one or the other of them during his entire
ab-ence. It is expected he will be absent till
next spring. In the meantime it is under
stood that he will address official
letters to the Secretary of State
and SecreUiry of the Navy on the state of
.-tftairs in the Oriental.countries. The f ecre-t-irv
of State lias addressed letters to the U.
S. Ministers and Consuls in China and Ja-an,
advising them of the intended visit of Mr.
Seward, and suggesting that all proper at
tention lie paid him whenever he may come
in their vicinity. Mr. Seward will also do
all in his lower to arrange with Orientil
merchants for a through line of first class
steamships from Yeddo and Hong Kong to
San Francisco. The Chinese emigration
question wilUie sifted by him, and Chinese
authorities induced not to allow anymore
women to emigrate to Califiirnlafrqm Hong
Kong. " "
Washington, August 5.' Tlic President
in conversation to-day was very direct and
decided in saying there is no necessity for an
extra session of Gjngress, and that he will
not call one. He lias not yet determined
about issuing a neutrality proclamation.
New York, Angftsf'8 The yacht race
scene in the hav, as the yachts neared home
was indescribafily wild and enthusiastic. Tlic
Magic and Dauntless crossed the line amid
the firing of gffns from attending vessels, the
screaming of a hundred steam whistles and
the cheers of thousands of siiectatnrs. A
similar greeting awaited tlie America, and
the arrival of the Cambria, with foremast gone
and top hanier streaming loose in the wind,
which was the sign for most voriferous dc-moa-itrations
on every liand. Tlic steamer
of the New York Yacht Club, flying Eng
lish and American flags and the New
York club signals, moved down to meet the
disabled yacht, the band aboard playing God
save the Queen. The wind, which had been
favorable during tlic race, gradually died
away, and the yachts gathered at anchorage
ofl" the Club House, where the most of them
anchored for the night.
Sfteirty f Araujr aaut !'a jr Farm.
Kat Cho-ten Prr-ttdcat
Ikr-roN, August 5 The wound annual re
union of the Society of the Army and Navy
of the Gulf was held to-day. Tlie oration
was delivered by (Jen. Banks, followed by a
banquet. The attendance was large. Ad
miral Farragut was rc-cluwen President of
the society. A provision was made for col
lecting the history of the de'strtruent. Tlie
next annual convention will be held at Sara
toga on tlic 8th of Julyncxt.
Chicago, 111., Augut I A car load of
dressed beef from Junction City, Kansas,
reached this city to-day in good condition.
Iieing transiorted m a refrigerator car. It is
an exjieriment whrdritrw believed may rc
ult in a considerable future trade.
The Xortk C'arallaa LrKtWtatarr.
Wilmington, N. C, August 8 The Lig
islature will stand about as follows: Senate,
Conservative, 32; Republicans, 18. House,
Conservative, 75; Republicans, 4o. Con-gress-'Con'servativcs,
5; Republican, 2.
Knatum Fwciae Railway.
Denver, August $ The Kansas Pacific
Railway hid 5 miles of track on Saturday;
making 141 miles in three days. Passenger
trains went'to the end of the track yesterday;
the gap is 29 miles; weather very cool.
New York, August 0 Joan
President of the Fenian Brotherhood, has
issuer! a rircular callintr on his followers to
refrain from taking sides with cither nation
engaged in the present war.
r it Ion PncIHe KaHraad.
Fremont, Nebraska, August -1 The
treaimx of Dodge couuty to-day advertises
all the Union Parific'rai'lroad lands in that
county for sale for ddinquent taxes on them.
Tlic. Kcnt-aehjr Election.
Louisville, August 8 Official returns
give the Democrats, in tlic recent election, a
majority of about fifty thousand.
Metz. Auz. 3. Louis
To th Qutn of PrnwU:
luw rehired hi laptistn
of fir. He wa aiuuira
Ulr euel. and IlttI-- im-
HtuKSAV. Aug. i.
Good neirs. A gnat t'o
torr has bn won by our
Fritz. God be praised
for lib mercy. Te cap
tured fwiir thotiNUHl pria-
piv-cl. A dltlslon of
carried, ! hi-izht nrer-
I.,ki:i j :-wwr. Tliel"ru
ian ldade a brief rcsi't-auu-.
'LuaUsnd I vert
onr, thirty cun, two
KUiularui, ami rix mi-traiUe-irs.
in fmnt. where bullet'
during lli- Oglit was
heiYilr rtinforcwl from
the blaiu anuy. The
fell a!'(it us. l.u!i tei
a liall Ik- pickol up. The
soldiers wept at his tran-
contt-a wat severe, and
(iiiilitr. w e lit sn oia-
latM from II in mc
aioraio; till ' at night,
whfn the French re
treated, leaTitMjlhe ld
cer and ten men.
to us. our losses are
leafy. 'Jen. Braze was
The Leavenworth Daily Times-. Thw
reliable daily conies to re regularly. We do
not like' its politic, but must admire its
promptaeas ard the energy of its proprietor.