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THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 1C0.
BAKE OF PEIIATIOXK ' TZ52
The base of ojcrations for thcVivju U ar
mies forms an acute angle, running East U
South, and SoulITby West, with th hesid
luartcrs at what we might term the two' s
trcniitics. Wc mv "might" Ijccausc, ii: L-i.
Mctz and Strasburg arc not really lh ex
tremities', the lines extending North of Mt
atThionvillcand Southwest of S:ra-".nr.:at
Colniar, oratBelfort, if the crJile teicynifiis
are correct. As regards Belfort, however, it
docs not seem possible that the right wing of
Marshal McMahon can Ik? Iccaled m far
South, tlic town being not less than icventy
miles from Strasburg, and i, in fa-i, It- :i
defen-ive jKi-itioii from ii.vasion from ( ier
many than from invasion from fc'wilzcrl.ind.
But admitting Belfor to ic the extra-.!
right of the French, vc b.a.f the following
fortified places, v. hieh the army covers : lie
ginning at Belfort, tlie line rims in an Ivast
northeat direction a di-taricc of twenty
miles to Mulhw-c, or Mnlliau-Hjn; thence
Northeast for anotl or twenty miles to Nenf
Brisach, where it takes, .a 1't.rthcriycoarjc
for thirty mile to .:rasburg. Continuing
North it first strikes Hagiicn&u some seven
teen miles distant, and reaches the angle
at Liuterlcrg, eighteen miles ui-tait
to the northeast. Here the line make
a sharp turn, and runs algng
the I.auter river to Wi;nhurg, nine-mile
northwcs,. of Laulerhur7. Continuing west
liy south, and concipic:itIy forming a digres
sion, it next nice to Bitehe, some twenty-tvo
miles off, continues westward for some f-fty-eight
miles to Mctz, then turns to the north
and goes up to Thiomillc, a dfcamv of
seventeen mile, where it ends. - This w:ld
give a total of till miles for the military.!!:-.'-:
hut if we begin at Stradjurg, ignoring' Bci
fort, Mulhou-cand Ncuf Brisach, the length
i reduced to about 141 miles a line by no
means too long when we tjke into co:i-:de-a-tion
the immense force concentrated along ii
and the perfect railroad lystom, which facili
tates the moving of troops to any part.
"Wis.enlr.irg is Fituaicd on the rijhl bank
of the Igniter river, dirwtly 0:1 the frontier of
Bavaria, nine miles m-r.hwcst of I-autcrljnrg
and about thirty miles ii-rl!.r-ast of Strasburg.
Its Herniation i- ::lt..iit i,0C0. TI.e "ir.ifV.
lions here are verv sircnz.jmd liac, 'jre
the accession 01 apoieon, I ecu g-'--iy
strengthened. AIoig '.lie Igniter rive-'." tf'P
citv of L-ititcrhurg is a ontimi"1!:? liiw of
work, known as the " T a 1 h . of Wiflgfr?' '" JL'-.'-'
They were forced by the Austrian in 17:KI,
and in consequence the oi'y soon after surren
dered. Of Wel--enbuig the. New YorITiijit'(.
At Wcisscnburg the French frontier de
scend from the mountains into the I cauiii'ul
and fertile plain of AIar.ce, following tl"
Kiver Igniter to the Bl.ine, which Ii.tsi. .
enjoys for her eastern botintiary i'i m t!;
Lauterburg to Basic. Th "Wcisseiilmrg
Lino" was built under the direction of Ma:
shal Villain during the war of llHTS-uni-h
Rucccsbion, and eoiiM-ted of a chain of "Wit
works runnin.c from the left Lank !" tl't
lthine, along the L-mtcr, nearly l-" irih -
Weiwenburg itself leing stirroundul v. ii!;
walls and towers while above it ttood tl
majestic fivc-baationcd "J.urgfe-ting."' .ThL
whole line wasabandonwl in 4SC.7, by irapo:
rial decree, though the work were u .t r.. t-1.
The same decree degraded liagciiau, v.idih
never had served a very important. jiii
po5 as a fortress unless in Kiianiing tlw im
perial jewels of Friedricli 1.
LEAVCXU'ORTH EXCIIaNCS !5Y
Our Ixsivenworth exchanges cann? t us
yestenlay by crprcss; they arrivol on the day
of imblication, as they should do by mail,
had we a Mail Inspector who would attend
to the busine-rf pertaining to tlu office, ,in
Ktead of going around through "th' t mntfy
electioneering for Sid. Clarke. It is but
simple justice to saytliat the 1. fi. 1.
tir4 Vimtiiiiv i-irrv oiir leave:iwoi't,i ei-
thangen free of ehargcISidney C!a:ke' itiy
tt)ntrr)i me man lacuiucs 01 iui:--:, -
thank heaven he has nothing to t! with jk
Exprcss Company. We shall hereafter 'Cl
our Leavenworth exchange by express, and
on the day they are jiubli-hc-l. ll iwt :i.k
ing too much, we would suggest tl:at Topcka
and Lawrence exchanges le fonvarcl t!ie
same way. W'c have yet to receive a Top -ka
iaper on the day of publication. V.'ivii
a single exception, Lawrence papers never
arrived on the day they were published.
Mail should lie sent through from b.lh
of these towns every day. We receive c
Quincy and St. Ixiuis jupt-rs icjaiLirly, :.nd
always in advance of Topcka and !-: re:nv
iateiv. - - -
It is our honest upinion that the mat!'- of
Kansas would 1 carried with much in. re
regularity without a mail inspector, than
with the"fcsil tliat now occupies thplacc.
We copy the above from "the T'ort ?5oft
Monitor, of the 4th. It is proper that we
should join our thanks with those of tliat
paper, and of more than fifty thousand peo
ple, to Mr Schermerhprn and the United
States Expros. That gentlemen voluntari
ly does this r-crvice for the jieople and she
press, and thus adds another obligation of
our people to him and the great business
interest which, he represents.
But what a commentary this is on the
mail system of Kansas! Between here and
Baxter Springs we pay for daily usails ovir
the railroad, for Eoutc Agents, for lCit
masters, and for a nrail Inpectcr, pro'ebly
more than fifty thousand dollars a year.
And the money is tunitsl iiifo polities! Tlie
looile have to got their mails by express.
CSOIXV TO 'AXAIA.
Specr and Emery gave Van Horn money
to go to Canada. Van I Torn said it was nec
rsary for him to go in order to eve himself
and Speer from the lYnUer.tia.-y. Spc-cr
took the ranie view ofthe matter. He 1ic;ks
to keep out of the St:'. pnsc.n by birring
grand juries and fixing United Stites Attor
ucys. He went up to Atc!:I"ju p:id iasie
things all right with 1 lorton. Bit Speor
has loct his interest in tlie Tii6-j-, and ir
jmtting his property out of his iund.
Archie Williams tested this way of peer's
of sneaking out of debt in the courts, ,aj:d
Archie won. Specr is trying to hedge nn
Home land down in, tlie Southern.part of the
State, if he i so fortunate as to continue to
continue t ccurc juries and eyurt-, but, if
he fails, he and Clarke will join Van Ham,
their own paid forger, in Canada.
After the State Convention, Clarke srill
gather tip a few lightning rod.;, leave hL usu
ally deserted wife, and run away to Canada.
He may find the long lost carpet sack uj
there, or scoa chance to lo.se another which
would be a better thing. The pair arc- real
ly opposed to going, and so was Van Hom.
But i? will be better than going to jaif.
The Baptists in Kansas, according to
r?eent statistics, are represented by 1 IC
churches, 24 of which arc colored. During
the last year 22 new churches were formed
with a membership of 200. There arc SI
white and 23 colored ministers. The total
membership in tlie State is 0,050. Of this
number 1,623 are colored.
Public Debt. Decrease for July, $17,
034,123 74; decreace since March 1870,
$60,004,001 17; decrease during Grant's
administration, S15G,13S,7S4 01; average
Monthly decrease for ISO'., $7,201,231 00;
average monthly decrease for 1870, $13,
Tux principal articles in -the Lawrence
Tribune are bow headed: " This is not for
ladies to read." Such stuff was never be
fore published in a newspaper as now finds
it way into the columns of die paper 01"
which Sid. Clarke is one of the owners and
John Specr the nominal editor. These ras- I
cals have long :ob1cd the Sta'e and livel on
public plunder. They fee the jtowder de
lorting from their, hand, and. llieyjtry.ta
stun the tide Iy throwing filth at their op
jKjnen!?. Bui the war again"t the rotten
ring is an C.U no-t nag, Slid Unpeople, .will
not s;)p till the whole nest is cleaned out.
We do not intend to fill our colu'ims with it,
Itt r.c do intend to win the victory.
TiIAJi:rK If. 1TAI.KER.
The Ir.vrtncc Tribute, which is now con-
du'Tted by a nM:c Uiief, a wife-educcr, and
Uiiiuil Stales mail roblw a very strong
rl .- !.a shown that Thaddcns H.'Walktr
s a "vr.lhnian, a man of honor, and a true
Republican. by isiting him with the Tribunes
aUi-n; and ccn.-urv. AH true men nntst ex-
ievt to W assailed by the thief and his londs-
tun. The Tribune is now managed in the
interest of Lizzie Imgdoii, Sid. Clarke's
Varhiigion prostitute, jind her special ja-
troa- in I .awrcnee. When male and female
sin;:npUs control new.sjnjjers, the characters
f ii.'iio-t men will lw as Ially niitreprcscnt-
i :.- te 110111-4 (Vxtijiantsof the jews would
w ii" Li, had Wiargc of a piiljiit. Ao tilings
ir- v'ing "ov.-, there will le 1:0 necessity for
ML-.s lmgthm'i appearance here in j-crson
: t jr.duct the t jungncssional canva-s.
Wiien a wretch like SM. Clarke attackt,
mu Ii a man a.s Thaudeus 1 1. Walker, noth
ing more need be said about the rottenness of
tiic Clarke and i'omeroy faction the ring of
thieves and seducers who Iiave 'liccn con
trolling the iMiliiie.s of the State. Tlie con
dliif'ii m ti.e.-e pimp; and gamblers is a des
perate one, and they are playing it with the
uc5.j.en.t"on of cwiivictcu felons.
Z- hfino-i liian need Iw alarmed. What
the tliicc-. intend for censure, the people
ilii esteem praise, and the bloody instruc
tions wliich they tuieh will return to plague
the iuvent.iis. We prciiici that no man will
receive ts. i:i:nistt:nn at the next State Con
vention iin'c he can show that he has been
,-ibu.-t-.i by ie ';:rke-lingdon-Sieer clique.
JCr. Valkr i- noi now a candidate for anv
position, a:.d Iuis not iee:i, but the people
Till make hii'i a candidate if he i again
ensured by Jd. Clakc Sid. Clarke, who
arduceil hi.- ov:n vile.
r:a;i:r.swi' i kaxsas.
An advertisement of the State Univer-ity
pub!:hed in our coluui states thai there
are no charges for tuition and that the next
term will legin on Wednesday, Sept. 7th.
Ti:e Lawrence Journal taya:
Th faculty a' a, present constituted, coiu-prT-ev
th-i following instructors, viz.: 1're--WtM-i
John Fr.-.M-i-, Pisifes-or of Menl:d and
M r;l I'iiilop!:y; David II. Iiobin.-on,
i'.-i.l sfirof Ai"ic"er Ijaiiguagw; Frank Ii.
i;:K, IVjfesror 01 Natiini! hcience.s; Fitd
er"e W. Iktrdwell, I'r:les.sir of Mathematics
-'v Ijiginroring; K. 1. Iwianl, rrofessor
orM'cJerti I.nguage, Drawing and Iaint
ii:g; Ai'ivji Newman, Professor of Human
ina;.M ..11J l"hysi!osry :.nd Hygiene; V.'.
II. Saunders, I'r.i'e--or ofChciuistry;and J.
E.' 'Baiti-.tt, 2ri- or of 'tMo;-a resiecta
1 le'H. ;, which .;!'.; won" c increased by the
a-MItl-n n" a i'mlissor of History, English
!.:nena' .11111 Lit'-mture.
I iie i'lihs:-!1 ii .f ApiKinitus of Instruction
:r.-:-.di-s A trD!"::"cil Charts, an Articulated
Js'.t tcton, :.iid a fine large Manikin for in
uruciioii in Iluii.an Ani-tomy and Pliy.-i-o!"gj-;
ljabr.:ton- .Stands, Apparatus and
' 'I'cmiiid 'or L-brat'iry Practice in Cheiu
; .r; ; an -tr- 11 :uif-al Tnnisit; an Astro
. ...'.iti ( lot !v, .1 I-u-iwy's rsoxtant with
A:;jfi-1. 1 Hori'-n, .1 "Negus No. l,i;;t"
' v hron.-iiv ter, .nid a .-;:ni(l;inl Ilironie
..t. an-' Th-1 mom it? f-r Olrratorv nud
Fi. id Practice in sjronomy; :n Jngincer's
'' -1 !. a Y l.', a Suivtyor's Compass,
! ..'. r . j jtll.iiiix - for Oiiice and Field
Practice in Jsur eying and- Enginecringj-a
fine cabinet forjlhistration in (icology; and a
largsf number of 'acv and erviccablc instru
ments fur ilhtitration in Physics and Me-el.-niiv
I'reisrJi StKcuHor War."
The fiRineial inca-urcs necessary to carry
on tfie war were leing pushed forward
pctively in France July It). In Hie Corps
ljgihttifthe governaient introduced bills,
granting Fiipplcmcntary credits of 450,000,
U0 franr-i (X17,000,0OJ; for the- Ministry
f Wrr, Ii.'OOO.OOO fnr.e ( C2,800,000) for
Minion-of Murine and r,COO,000 francs
, L0ty UO) fe-r the Minister of Finance.
i ; i.:.i.i. !!!'! Is. jc ,f Tieasiiry bonds i to
I. r.i-v-'. fn.:.i 1--.0,000,000 francs (Xfi.000,
t -iv f .'00.000.000 francs (20.000,000.
Tit:: xilil.udi? 0 Mr. Hoiton relative to
the Sieer.forger- ev-e is not as creditable to
hira as his friend, if lie has any, might de
;!e. Th I.'."" ofli'X'r of the (Snvernmcnt
. .jht t lie free from all complication with
rimina;. Is Mr. I lorton V I-ist March
. ijiief John Sjeer was at Atchison and
.;5H?d at, tlie I'lanters Ho;ise. Spccr's
..:'e a.skenl him wl:at he had offered Horton.
SjK'or.-:l lie hul otlercd seven thousand
liollaTiuvl Ilorto.i ofTi rs to take sixteen
;':i u vp''.' ?;:i after1 Horton met the two
.u! 1 taliial tau r-:ttt. r over with them, and
t dfced as'ii." then, v.ouhl !x no trouble aliout
arranging the matter.
Tlie e-it:zcr.s of Ka'isas ought to know how
ar court, siand. The big thieves go free.
Sr.uiii thieves are punished.
14th. W. and 11 bought up the grand
jury, unejuror was reiractory. 11c was ai
cnee :uaae r. 1 Vptity laisiial ana sent on to
take the ccn--:i-.
We c'.py the almve from the Lawrence
letter, expo'-ing Speer and Clarke, published
::i this pajX-T .an;e days ago. Sonic twenty
t iuirgc were made against Clarke and Sccr,
ailof'wh:. lj wre true. They meet with no"
cjunl"wli.-tever, lce;i;tse they admit of no
Vnial. The 'V.. and E." above al!udel
. 1 are oil known Seer s rikers. The juror
. .- Lei lie: si-!, of Soneea.
Tiiis llcns(.l Las ji;-t atiemptoii to co:n
m:.a ntpe in Nemalii county. HeisthuK
fhown to Lean e;-rt as a crand juror, cen--'.Sh-takcr
ioa'1 rap!.;. Where is Llcic
L:.ngdoii? ':' t he iu xt witne -.
Tjh: Nc tJrlc.vw praclici1
ihe Mc'.h'-o" . I'trrch hns decided against
lht eitablisnierit ofa coiond church for scv-
vI roa-ims,' tlie !( hiding onc of whicli
.-e tint "sKcix a c'-urch is at enmity with
the fnndnment-il principle of republican gov
enun.ut, anl th-T is incst perfectly set forth
i.i the fiilon.il as lcntlment to the Coiistitu
nn 1 if the Unite-! States f Aniciicai 1k-csn-c,
iiiiaily, it 1-, i:i f.ict, only building a
sanJI back Stritijien eiiurch suibtu prevent
colored Mithodists fiom getting into the
front jar!ur of the lum-e of God."
John CuiNaiiw will soon invade tlie Old
JXiiiiinion; Mongol LuArers are on Uieir
y from California to Virginia, having been
hired by the Ohio and Chesapeake Itailroad
Gmipany at $2-3 per siicnth They areto bcJ.nn-i, Jfccavcn rejoice. The first is "the
employed principally on the tuuuels to l
rat in the wc-tern ocdiou of this important
road. Their first camp is to be located near
the feaio;e. White Sulphur Springs, and they
are expected to arrive within the next ten
Tni: return Ju-t issued of th.e nnmlcr of
paupers in Kngland and Wales (except luna
tic jwupcrs and vagrants) on the last day of
last May gives the total of 141,212 receiving
ja-door relief, and S1G,421 receiving out
door relief total, 057,033, or -at the enor
mous rate of one pauper to every twenty of
the whole population. The return shows an
increa.-e of S,"022 on the r.r.nibcrs of the same1
month last i ear.
UxDiUi the recent act of Congress, pre
emption settlers, who, prior to Joly 14, 3S70,
liad filed for unofiered lands, are required to
prove and pay for their claims in one year
from the passage of the act. Settlers on sneh j
lanifs will Jierc-after be allowed three months
in wilich to file declarations, and, after that,
eighteen months in whicli totay for their
claims, but after that period, if payment is
not made, such chums will be forfeited. The
C'MwmHMVfb' Gaenl- Laad Oftee
hikkmejiJib r pe&
terestedoftliis important change of the pre
emption syrtem, and will forward circulars
to alLthe4suid offices in the country, to the
aoove cnca, wiiuoui uciay.
A life insurance agent drummed liis two
year non-forfeiting plan "into a 'Western
pioneer for awhile, the latter listening in
silence. Finally he broke out: "Look here,
mister; I have lived in this country now
twenty-five year, and I have bucked agin
mostc-lf'lhe games they hare started, but
dam me if I Jrant to far a game where you
have to die t U the huik."- '
MixiSTEB Baxceoft expresses the opin
ion that there is no government in the world
equalto Ae Prussian in the constant atten
tion which it gives to the wants of the work
man. There is a most thorough provision
in Parliament for all appeals of the laboring
John T. Ai.kxandkr, the great Illinois
fanner, Itas 31,000 acre of improved buds,
and 3K) of unimproved, nil worth r51,68o,
(XX). He has S-10,0(K) in implements and
jaid lat year for wages $7i,8X), but sold
$403,400 worth of live stock, besides grain,
THE BLACK BOB STEAL.
Httwm Itoprnvify Struck Itotlom.
IVhnt JlmiB)- Chrlsllnn HnoMN.
L vwiurxci- Kan., Aug. 3, 1870.
To thr JlUor t.f Tlie Timri:
It is well known that human depravity
has pied beyoml the imagination of the in
tellect in the person., of the members ofthe
Black Bob ring. His Satanic Majesty him
self mu-t stand appalled at the deviltry they
are capable of accomplishing, or attempting.
The headquarter of the outfit have lecn re
moved from iJe'Soto to Olathe, and there
they have cstabliilied a regular Black. Bob
land agency. Uon going into . it one is
-tricken with a feeling of awe," and he almost
imagines that he can smell the sulphurous
fumes wliich ri-c from the precincts of the
Connected with thi- Iand are, at leat, two
members of our present Congressional dele
gation Messrs. Clarke and I'omeroy. They
do the dirty jro'rk in Congress and at the de
partments; and, as an instance of thN, the
following may be cited. I have not yet seen
it stated in print. Jimmy Christian is my
authority: Patents were once made out
for a portion, or all of these
"lan'ds, and were placed in the hands of Sid
ney Clarke for delivery, who brought them
on and kept them for two months in a brick
house jn the southern part of town, and kept
his possession of them, also, as nearly a se
cret as possible. Soon the ring succeeded in
their manipulations of the departments at
Washington, ""' 'Ac thnt i-"rc rtrtU(d.
Now, what did Mr. Clarke sav? Thai he hnd
fiiryutlen than! Certainly nothing has ever
gone beyond that in this world.
The settlers on these lands hold a meeting
at Olathe on the 27th of this month where
Mr. Clarke is invited to appear and explain
his conduct. Had they not I letter have
Capt. Christian, of Lawrence, there too, to
help explain Mr. Clarke's difficulty?
r J' (t'niu the divasu Trit.imt:.
Tlie Bcv. Mr. Fulton, from Boston ha
delivered a tirade in Chicago to prove that
the soul of Charles Dickens is in hell, lie-eau-e
he drank wine when living,and had not
faith. Christ says to Mr. Fulton, "Judge
not, that ye be not judged, for with what
measure ye mete, it shall be measured to
you again." 'It wonld not lie a very wide
departure from the Fulton logic to argue
that, for the offence of "judging" Charles
Dickens into hell, Mr. Fulton will himself
go there. There is'inpre of the inculcation
of tenderness, love, fidelity 'to duty, compas
sion for weakness, sympathy with suffering,
in the life-work of Charles Dickens, tlian in
that of any other man of this century. This
may, or may not, make him a Christian, ac
cording as tlie latter term may be variously
defined. But if hell is the future
abode of such generous and spirit
ual. woikers as Charles Dickens, while
Heaven is the arena for the display of the
ecclesiastical coxcombry of the Rev. Fulton,
then commend as to the former, rather than
the latter. Mr. Fulton finds no evidence, in
Dickens's life, of his repentance. Bcpcntance
for what? Keiientaucc for drinking wine,
and thi, too, on the pretended authority of
the Bible ? Was not Christ's first miracle
wrought to make wine, in order that a festive
company might have no lack of it? Docs
not Solomon command, "Give wine to him
that i- heavy-hearted, and strong drink to
them that are in trouble. Let them drink, for
get'theirwrrows, and rcmemlier their mls
crie'.sjio more ?" a precept, Kr!unw, more
honored in the breach than in the observance.
Wc doubt whether Dickens ever drank to the
point of intoxication alxivc commended, Imt,
if hodkl, and mut go into endless tor
ment, foe it, then will he meet there
in goodly company Noah, David, Solomon,
and others who make sonic figure in Bible
history. Paul, under the full light of Chris-
j tianity, -tells Timothy to "drink no longer
water, out take a little wine for thy stomachs
sake and thine often infirmities." Christ
placed --wine as the emblem of his bipod, in
sacred association with bread, tlie emblem of
Ins Ixxly, as one of the elements of the Chris
tian sacrament. The sentiment of total ab
stinence is taught in the Koran and in the
revelations of Joe Smith, but not in the Bible.
Among Christians it datta lock scarcely one
century, and is confined to a corner, coiiiiar
atively, of the,. Christian Church. It. is
-preached as a sentiment by some excellent
Christians, but it is no more a part of Chris
tianity than woman's rights, free trade, pro
tection or universal suflhiee. Dickens cannot
bo condemned on any Bible standard for
the nc ot wme, except ly that class ofthco
logians who absorb their dogmas through
the pores of their skin, from whatever fan
cies hapjicn for the hour to float on the cur
rtnl of Hib!ic opinion, and then Use the Bi
ble as a hammer and anvil when it agrees
with their fancies, and as fuel when it does
From the following humorous illustration,
wc infer that Charles Die-ken, in Kev. Mr.
Fulton's estimation, must have gone to hell
"" want of faith, a well a- for drinking
"Christ himself dc-erilK-s Dive and Laz-
ar.w. One liail ins goou iiuiiks in him ihc
j fame, fortune, luippiness. The other was a
leggar. 1 lie cunains aiv um. vnei 111
hell, crving for a dnjp of water to cool his
pnreheA tongue. The other is in the bonom
of Abraham. The gulf divides them, btcaiise
uncdiol in faith, and one died without faith."
Christ never told u that Dives died with
out faith, or that Lazarus died with faith.
He never hinted, in the remotest manner,
that" that was the rea-on why the one was in
hell and the other in Abraham's bosom.
That explanation is imported into the case
I iv Kev. Mr. Fulton, for the purpose of send
ing Cltarlcs Dickens to keep company with
Dives and with this addition, Uiat Charles
Dickens went to hell because his faith was
not the same as that ofthe Bev. Mr. Fulton.
There are two kinds of persons over whose
spiritual condition Christ tells us that the
one sinner that repent cth," and the second
is the "ninety and nine just men that need
no rciicntancc" 3Ir. Fulton has doulrtlcss
nlisorbed through his pores the saving
truth tliat there is no such class as the
latter whicli Clirist speaks of a if it were
numerous. Herein the disciple places
himself above his Master. But we prefer to
believe with Christ that there i. And if
there is, wc know of none who could more
hopefully be numbered b each a class thai
one whose moral influence was so good, that
the pulpit are rare and fortunate, indeed,
wliich are served by a spirit "o loving, rc
Witli .regard to.Mr. Dickens's present con
dition we know as much as Mr. Fulton, 'the
Pope, or anybodv else. We know all that is
to be known, and that fa nothine. Our be-
lief, also, is worth as much as that of any
body on earth, whether it be priest, monk, or
sensation preacher. We believe that Charles
Dickens rill sot 'need to exchange places
with Mr.1 Fulton in the eternal world by
reason of any advantage which the latter has
acquired over him in this.
The tact bronebt ont bv Dr?8behon Mac
kenzie, in hn forthcoming bookr about Dick
ens, concerning tlie name of the great novel
ist, is simply that he was christened "Charles I
John Ilonghman," I
the xA"rir 'tfciTEJui.
A 41 O'tn Amaru
Asslmts fm arraatfac le Betdll.
From the Toledo Blade. 1
Harp cv Ebix S'loox
Sixto "Wabd, New Yokk
Julv 30. 1870.
Tlie time hevin arrived tn besu- prepara
shuns for the fall campanc, preparations for
tlie tall campane wuz actooly began. The
General Committee for the "ibomted States
met three weeks ago in Noo York, and de
cided upon the tactix to be employed to
make cert in the carryin nv the next Con
gicei by the Dimocrisy. Notbein a mem
ber RVthat Committee, I wurn't present
at tlte conference, andopnekitly,canyia.-,
jiercLssly what they decide?! onto,but' ez a
member uv the workin committee I know all
about it for I helped to execoot their orders.
Some time previous a cirkler hed bin
ishood rekestin Democratic Central Commit
tees all over the country to send in all rich
nrooertv ez flaes. banners, transparencis
and sicli, uv wich they mite be po-sessed, all
.inn men uv wicn tin iuili: u: iruwuwu.
: , j 1 - ' t -k uk ntl oa, fo Mr a is Known, not a single enemv,
uvwieh JJSdgK ."shffl deliberately butchered in hi. oWn
gencies uv the times, at the expense uv the
General Committee. It wuz my dooty Jo
assistUie Cliareman uv the Workin Commit
tec to arrange this mass uv proierties that
they mite be properly altered.
Wc found on liancf the following material:
4,000 banners and transparciicis, on wich
wuz jwinted hidjus nulc niggers, with the
iiiscrijishun below, "Xo sich husbands for
us!" all uv wich hed bin carried over wagon
load uv Coastitooshnel Dimecratic ladies
doorin the years from 185G to 18C0.
4,000 banners and transjarencis onto wich
wuz painted ekally hidjus female niggers,
with the inskripshun, "Is sich ez thezc to lie
the future mothers of Ameriky?"
4,000 banners inskribed, "Xo nigger
votin no nigger labor."
4,000 banners inskribed, "Amcrikay for
white men." ;' ("""f '"
4,000 caricatoor iwrtraitsuv Chase, jnintid
over a greenback, wtcli wuz carried in 1SC3,
inskribed, "The king nigger lover, and the
trash he Is nianufactrin."
4,000caricatoors uv IJorris Greely klssin
hidjus fehialc nigger woman, inskribed "Wat
the Itauicals arc aimin at."
10,000 lonners inskrilcl "Free trade and
down with Protective Tariffs."
In addishun to these wc bed some hundreds
uv thousands uv banners, transparencis anil
sich, wich hed bin sent in from different
larts nv the country for revision and sich
alteration ez wood adapt them to present
yoosc. Some uv tliem jirotestid agin, drafts, ,
and taxashun to support the onliolv and 'ori
constitiishunal war, others demanded the re
ioo.liashun uv the Xashnel det, and there
wuz others too tcjus to mciishun.
The cliareman uv the committee under
stands the Dimocratic party better than eny
man livin, and he went at his arjus dooty
with clcar-headidnis I never saw ekelled.
"Send 1,000 uv the male nigger iran-par-cis,
and an ekal number uv femail nigger
tnin-parencis jl4 ez tha are, into the South
cm parts uv lllinoy, Iiijeany and Ohio, and
all over X00 Jersey, warniii our committee
men in the Iwnler States, to keep them fur
enufl'fruiu the river to inshoor their not bein
seen by the niggers on the south side thereof.
"It shell be dun," se-d I amazed at the
knowItdge he displayed uv the tastei and
prcdelccshuiis uv the jK?oile.
"Where is our core uv artists?' heaskt.
I got em in, with their briLshes ami
"Take 1,000 uv the male nigger banners,
redoose their lips, shorten their heels, make
their foreheads ez full cz them uv average
Dimocrab. no, that wood hardly be com
plimentary to them well, make them ez full
cz the ;veragc uv men in general, soften the
complexion to a mild Hack, mlroat .tliejin
scriphun, 'Xo sich husbands for Us,' and
put in its stead, 'A man's a man!' Take
likewise an ekal number uv the female nigger
lianncrs, alter em to corrcsjioiid with the
others, puttin on each a waterfall and a jara
sol, and inscribe on cm, 'The Indie uv
Ameriky our Country's IIoic.' These
banners must be keerfully jracked and sent
to our. committees in the Southern States,
where therd il beasts arc all voters, and
hold the balance uv jHiwer.
"It shell be dun," sed the artists amazed
at his invcnsliun.
"Take a thousand uv them nigger ficc,
to a Chines
"It can't Iw did," sed the hot artist,
f ir 1 t rTfi-',
black is too intense." ,v s---1r
"Ila! so it is, but I bev it. There i-S'lhoii-Ninds
uv liatiners 011 wieh is mulatto faces
with the iaskrishun, 'The Bcsiilt of lunli
ail llonl.' Take cm and change the feeehers
to the Chinese pattern, put pig tails on their
beds and shoo-liammers in their hand, with
strings uv rats over their shoulders, and
puppy-dogs nmnin away fnini cm in affrite.
and send em to Masychnocttg, IVmnccticut
"ThatjKiricatiKir nv Chase And the green
1 euks, what can we do with them?" sed I.
"Do with cm?" he aiiscrod, "change the
caricatoor to a portrate, and under the grecn
Iiaek write 'In this sine wc conker!' and send
em west. I wih all our work wuz ez cazy
dun ez Chase hex made this." E- . 1
"Thellorris Greeleys kisiu the 'nigger
wimin, what kin we do with them?" I askt.
"Improovc IIorries feeehers to sutliiu
onlinarilly intellectoail soften the wenche's
face, and for an iiiskrishen write, "The
era of good feelin hez come," and send em
South. Half of the Innner inskrilel,
"Free Trade and down with the Protect nil
Tariff," sent jit ez they arc to the West and
South; the other half mut lie doctored a
trifle. Rub out the first six word, leavin
only "Protective Tariff," and send cm to
Pennsylvany, Xoo England, and sieh Con
gressional l3eestricks elsewhere czarc largely
intercsteil in mantjfacters."; r r " J
"So far so good, sol I, but tiierc Ts
thousands uv tanners protcstin agin drafts
and sich, wieh we rcely cant afford to Iihisc.
The muslin onto which their jointed U cz
gooil ez new, and its a pity to throw em
"There's no need uv throwin nv cm away,
or even wiistin paint and labor on cm. Send
em jist es they are to the interior counties nv
Pennsylvanv." The Democratic central com
mittees in thoe counties prolrahlv know that
the war is over, but the rank and tile nv the
party don't, and thoc ill do to fire their
hearts ez well ez anything else. Sec that all
this is done, and be very kcerful to pack and
send em per direckshnns." i
Ea soon cz the artists hod" liusiht their
work I packt em and thankt heaven e that ;i
tejus work wuz off my hand', but little did I,
aiitisinatc the sea uv trouble iirto'wicM'I 1mm!
plunged myself and tl'.e coiuiiiitlec. I heel
two assistants to direct the boxes and the
committee sent us a demijohn uv likker for
refreshment. We refre-ht jwrlia'ps more
than was pnideut, considrin the1 Very deli
kit nachcr of the work wc hed to, do, and
with recklis stoopidity dircctid the boxes at
random. Ez mite hcv bin cxpectid, the
lianncrs intendid to caitchc-r the niggers in
the South went to Southern Ingeany, where
they stone nigger lovers, and the cancatoors
uv niggers intended for Southern Illinoy
went South. The Free Trade banners went
into Pennsylvanv and Pcrtectivc Tariff" ones
into the wheat States uv the Wct.
Every box come tack, and sich letters cz
accompanied them ! The Pennsylvania Com
mittees all sed that cf Free Trade wuz trooly
mxde a jrart uv the Dimocratic creed they
wood swallcr it, but it were a dose for cm,
but all tlie rest cussed us for a set uv ijeots.
A nigger in South Carliny, wich our ieopIe
down there had cachcreL ojiened a box
(wich should hev.'gc-ne to"Injeny)"totatatn4i
the most horrible caricatoors uv his eopIe,
and read the letter wich we enclosed in wich
wc urged the Central Committee to file the
battle ujwii the one ijec that niggers wuz apes
and wuz entitled to no rites whatever! lie
indignantly wanted to know "of this wuz
Dimocrisy!" Tlie Committee man in Iii
jeany, who shood hev got this Ikjx, got one
lusuu iuii uv me picicrs uv 111c improved
Greelcv kissing the improved female nigger,
with the inskripshen 'The era uv good
feelin is come," and he indignantly wantid to
know "if this wuz Dimocrisy.2'' and so on
This thing uv hcvin a dozen sets ov prin
ciples may hcv its advantages, but I kin swear
that it hez its perplexities. The Committee
was immejintly called together again to take
sich steps ez they kin to nootralizc the effects
uv the blunder. Wat they kin do -in the
matter the Lord only knows.
Petroixcm V. Xasby,
(Wich wuz Postmaster.)
Xawar sT aa rakaowa
tesaalm Faaad lata Well.
From th Girsnl Vir.
Mr. Itenry Miller, who has. just returned
from a trip to Chetopa, gives us the follow
ing particulars of the finding of the body of
a man anoiu eigne mues west 01 isaxier
Sprsngs, on the road to Chetopa, on Thurs
There is a well at a farm house near the
road, aad seeing some men at work there as
Mr. Miller was passing he stopped and found
that they wife dcasia ilatfBJPthe
water having become tainted from a cause
to them unknown. After nearly emptying
it thcr found Ivimr at4he bottom the cornsc
of a nrarwhohad four bullet holes on tlie
rieht of hi head, and also the rizht
side of his face crushed in, the latter appa
rently hivinc been done by a rock. De
composition had commenced, and it was
i.'ltct.ri,, AA, . .. , '
juugni m ua; nu naa oees Bwracrea ana
his body thrown into the well at least ax
jeeafcaj. lie bad on dark btse jeuw paa
kMlBsl a loose blouse, sadi-vatr appa
rently between forty and fifty yean of age.
He was boned .near the well. Nothing is
known coocernine , the murderers, or the
name of themnroered.
From the St. LoaU BepaMieu.
The murder of Mr. Benjamin Nathan in
New York promises now to take a tbtemost
rank among the mutes tdtbrt of the country.
A deed of blood, however horrible, Ioaca
much of its absorbing interest when the per
petrator is readily ascertained and promptly
arrested; but when, cither through a coni
tination ofcircumatances, or the exercise of
a devilish ingenuity, the criminal manages
to cover hU tracks" so completely as to baffle
all inve-tigation, and veil the awful transac
tion in impenetrable mystery, the public mind
almost loses sight of the crime itself in an in
tense desire to know the author of it. That
a prominent citizen, with hosts of friends.
i -. .. . . .
house, in tbe most fashionable quarter of a
great metropolis, while four persons, at
least, were under the same roof with him,
and the assassin escape, leaving no damning
trace behind, is indeed jtassing strange,
though by no means unparalleled. "Within
the iast twenty years there have been two
case of murder, both of which created pro
found excitement throughout the country;
and both resembling in some resjiects the one
now under consideration. Dr. Geo. Park
man, a retired physician of wealth and high
social position residing in Boston, suddenly
disappeared from his home and was never
afterward seen alive. He was followed from
one accustomed liaunt to another by tlie
shrewdest detectives in the city, and
finally the fact was ascertained be
yond any donbt that at twelve o'clock
noon he entered the medical col
lege. Dr. John W. Welwter, a
profcssoi of chemistry in Harvard Univer
sity, a brother-in-law of Will tarn II. Pres
cott, the historian, and a life-long friend of
the missing man, stated frankly that Dr.
Parknian had called at his room in the col
lege about the time specified, spent a few mo
ments in the transaction of business, and
went away again. The apartments of Web
ster were searched, more lor form's sake than
through any suspicion of his guilt in the
matter, and finding nothing that gave
the slightest clue, investigations turn
ed elsewhere. But the single pregnant
rircnnrstaticc could not be overcome Dr.
Parknian was seen to enter the medical col
lege and never seen to leave it, or was heard
of afterwards. Still the unblemished char
acter of Webster, and his influential family
connections, blinded the eyes of the po
lice and the whole community with the ex
ception of one man, and that man was Lit
tlcne!', the janitor ofthe college. He did
not like Webster jartindarly, and prejudice
sharpened into suspicion. He watched
him carefully day and night, and filially
resolved to search one place which liad
lieeu overlooked by the officers. That
place was the vault beneath Webster's room,
to Iw reached only by digging through a
thick wall in the lower cellar of the build
ing. Procuring the necessary tools he prose
cuted the work after dark, made an aperture
sufficient to admit an examination of the
vault, and found there the mutilated re
mains of a man, but so completely cut to
pieces that recognition was impossible. Web
ster was arrested, yet there seemed to be no
evidence sufficient to convict; him at first, and
public symiMthy was strongly enlisted in
Ids favor. But a closer search of his labor
atory revealed other jsirtioas of a human
bpY, picked away in a box of tan
mif,anil in the ashes of the stove was dis
covered the blackened fragment of a gold
plate such as is used in insertion of (aI-h
teeth. That gold plate supplied the single
missing link of circunistaucial evidence.
Dr. Keep, a well known dentist of Boston,
swore ositivcly that he made the plate for
Dr. Parknian, and by evrtain private marks
was ab'e to recognize it beyond tlie posoibility
of a doubt. Webster was convicted and died
on the scaffold.
A closer resemblance to the Xath.in niiir
dcr may, however, be traced in the famous
case of Dr. Harvey Burdcll, of Xcw lork.
On the morning of January 31, 18-"7, a boy
who Usually chimed up the office went to the
doctor's 'rooiiH, Xo. 31 Bond street, about S
o'clock, and on ojiening the door found his
employer lying on the lloor dead, with fif
teen wounds in his liody, and upon the
throat unmistakable evidences of strangula
tion. The jiolicc were called and an inves
tigation commenced. Indications showed
that Dr. Burdeil could not have been long in
the apartment when the murder occurred.
His shawl was lying on the sofa, and he
was protably sitting near his case of dental
tends looking over some iapcrs, when the
assassin grappled him. There was blood on
the papers, but the final death struggle must
have taken place near the door, where the
wall wa deluged by a stream of gore
from the severed jugular. Il was
proved at the inquest that a Mrs. Cun
ningham kept the house, and, l-csidcs Dr.
Burdeil, had two boarders, Snodgrass and
Eckel, all of whom swore that they heard
no noise of the deadly affrav transpiring
within a few feet of them, and knew nothing
of it until informed by the office Ixiy, several
hours afterwr.nl. A sheet and night shirt
stained with blood were found in the gar
ret, and it was al-o shown that the re
lations lictwccu Dr. Burdeil and his
landlady were of such a character as to
throw much suspicion upon her; but Ik.
yond this nothing was ever ascertained. Mrs.
Cunningham was tried and acquitted; Eckel
was sent to the penitentiary for defrauding
he, government during the war, and died
thet-e lastj year; hut who murdered Dr. Bur
deil N a question never likely to lie answered
in this world.
The murder of Hon. Murray McConnell,
at Jacksonville, in his own oiiice and in
broad daylight, is too recent to need recapitu
lation. The sustcctcd man was tried and
acquitted, and however much divided opin
ion is on the subject, no one would care to
say that the acquittal was undeserved.
Full IpcrlBtioa of -toe 4'IuHtrr nf
(itin-tiamfs " Wnnt Two .Stonily ."feu
rKnmi the Loailon Ctoljo. I
To destroy yourencmyiii the shortest time,
in the easiest manner, and at the least tosi
ble expense, is the tir-t maxim of war. The
tune that whistled from David's sling, the
bullet of the 'zundnadelgewchr." and the
Tolley of the "machine gun" had all' the
same object. Since the days of Roger Bacon
the aim of all improvements in fire-arms lias
been to carry the greatest possible number of
"deaths to the greatest possible distance.
Gnqx, canister or case, and shrapnel, all
contain bullets, and are all means for multi
plying d.-.it lis. The field-gun mows down
its hundreds by showers of case at close
quarters, or at longer distances rains bullets
troiu the bursting shrapnel. The mitrail
Ieur or machine gun, on the contrary, sends
a large number of small projectiles inde
pendeiitly, and with precision, to a consider
able distance. Wc may divide arms on the
latter principle into two classes first, those
which dlscJiarge their bullets from a single
barrel, fed by a many chambered breech;
and secondly; those in'wjuch each cartridge
has its corresponding tarrcl, the charging
and discharging of which is direct, and more
or less simple. It is obvious that, for rough
usage and continuous firing, it is better
that a large number of rounds should
Jf firetL-froni a considerable number' of
Tjarrels so placed as to support each other
and add strength to the whole ma
chine. The French Mitrailleus, as well as
the Belgian ilonlignVj belongs to the second
class, and the following brief description is
equally applicable to both arms: Ihe ma
chine gun consists of a cluster of barrels,
either bound together or bored out of the
solid, and mounted on the same principle as
an ordinary field gun. At a few hundred
yards, indeed, it would be difficult to dis
tinguish between these weapons, as tar ,
outward appearance goes. To the barrel
attached a massive breach action, capa
ble of being opened and closed by a
lever. In the Montignv arm the cart
ridges are earned .ia-aleel plates perfor-J
atcd wi jh holes corresponding in number and
position to the holes in the barrel. This
steel plate, in fact, forms the "vent piece" of
the sv.stem. The central fire cartridge be
ing dropped into the holes in the steel pbte,
stand out at right angles from it, and the
plates, thus ready charged, are so carried' iar
iimuerand.axK'trcc doxcs specially uueu ior
their reception. When the gun comes ; into
action the breech is drawn hack, a stcclidate
full of cartridges i dropped into ila' corres
ponding slot,and the Creech block "thrust
forward and secured. The gun is now on
full cock, and contains from thirty to forty
cartridges, which are fired by a "barrel or-,
gan" handle, either one by one as the
handle works round click-clack, or in a volley
by a rapid turn of the wrist. When the gun
is empty the breech block is again withdrawn;
tlieeetIate.carryiap the empty cartridge
cases, lifted out, and a fresh plate dropped
in. if necessary. The advantace possessed
by the machine gun over infantry fire is that
it" i never in a rank. Bullets sar rain
around, bunting shells nay fill the air, still
the thirty-seven barrels of "the Mitrailleuse
shoot like one man, anil at 800 or 1,000
yards will pour volley after volley of dead-
!y epcUed MMr. -l
tentotwelTe feet in diameter. Xo boring
or Bxing of rases m necessary, aimne whole
operation is performed so-aMlraBMv
steady, cool men could matstala afreof ten
discharges per minute. On the other hand,
the Mitrailleuse could not wehVcafaavte with
thefWdgUB, and it is with this weapon k
will assuredly be met. its ballets would
have corapaVatiTely slight effect at the
ranges at which faekl artillery projectiles are
perhaps moat elective, while its sise would
oflert a Toy fsurjaurktto the guaaers. The
foreien press are welcome to write oa-
froeimade about the sudden death of
wretched homes at lacredwic distances, ibis
is peace practice. The horses came from
the knacker's yard, not from the
banks of the Elbe, and there-were no
Uhlans sittine on them. We are also tempted
on such occasions to take the square root-of
the reimrteil distance as the actual
range. The luture 01 lae Mitrailleuse,
however, depends on coming facts. The
arinerjn, ! Bgham wa" "or rUcle ! de ft?
SmAnri which havebec-ome discolored may be re
wards the Rhine. The drum-like roll of their , b . , b brushing them with the
voUevsmav ere long be heard in the vineyards "TV J?,-ji ;, 1
ofBudesheim,orontheedgeof the Black ve mentioned fluid.
Foster; and the "thud" of the bullet
strike something softer than a wooden target.
les, the macbine-gun is en route for the
mas, at any rate. By tliat time tlie voice of
war will have given the verdict: by tliat
time the Chassepot, the Zund-nadel-gewehr,
the shrapnel, and the volley gun will each
be credited with a ghastly account, and we
shall know which engine destroys human
life in the shortest time, the easiest manner,
and at the least possible expense.
Active coqwes dead beats.
Xoisy infantry babies in arm.
Ocular punishment eye lashes.
Damaged garments libel suits.
A fit of passion getting married.
A smart thing a mustard plaster.
The children's kingdom Lapland.
A land of hope the wedding ring.
A light employment -candle making.
Burning words a dictionary in flames.
A fruitful disappointment sour grape".
The ties tliat connect business men with
the public adverti-v. '
A war footing the aggregate of the
The most steadfast'followers of our for
tunes our creditors.
Why is a kis like scandal? Because it
goes from mouth to mouth.
The Elmira Gazette asks if it wouldn't
lie a good plan to muzzle the musquitoes?
The favorite romance of ofBce-seekere
"Put Yourself in His Place."
When did Moses, sleep five in a lied?
When he slept with his forefather.
' Why is a washerwoman like grief' Be
cause she wrings men's bosoms.
"'Union is not always strength," as the
sailor said hen he saw the purser mixing his
rum with wider.
!T Somebody savs that women make very
good street sweepers when they are trained j
"Beslad," said'au Irishman, "if a Yan
kee were cast away on a deserted island, he'd
begin selling maps to the inhabitants."
How to sera, an acquaintance get a
situation as an assistant iu a Turkish bath.
The numerous springs at Saratoga have
run into a single, but exceedingly hot suni-
An enthusiastic agriculturist goes so far
as to iiislt that his pantaloons shall lie made
with a iotato patch.
A voice comes from Washington Terri
tory, saying, "Send us wivcu!" And a
thousand unhappy Benedicts respond, "Take
A milkman accounted for the weakness
of his milk by saying that thecuw got caught
in tlie rain.
"Mr. S , Is your customer D a
man to Ixs trusted?" "I know of no one
more so. He is to be tru-tod forever he
ITU ASD POIXT.
"My boy," said a clergyman, "don't
vou think it is wicked to catch fish on Sun
day?" "But I hain't sinned much yet,"
said the luy, without taking his eve from the
float; "hain't had a bite."
" I will forfeit mv head if I am in the
wrong," exchi med a warm and tall orator to
the President Montesquieu in an argument.
"I accept it," replied the philosopher; "any
trifle among friends lias a value.
An Irishman recently soliloquized:
"What a waste of money to be buying mate
when you know the half nf it is lione, while
von can spind it for whikv that hasn't a
bone 111 it."
"Paddv, mv Ix.v," said a gentleman to'
nn Trlslimnn whom be olisTrvnl fislnnf i
it .1 Cirnritn imkiL "tli.it nnist 1 .1 fino
.Imm fur trout." "F-ihli nnil siiro 5t must
1 that same; for I have leen standing here
this thrppliimrs. :ind not one of mii will stir
nnt of it "
, .. ., , ... . ,
. .iuiii;i;emieiuaii 01 oniv six was; nose
bv a Irahv of eighteen months with decided
manifestations of fondness.
"Don't you she Johnny, that the baby
wants to see vou?" said the mother.
"Ycs'm; 'at's 'cause he takes me for his
iaia," was the explanation.
A girl in a public school applied to her '
teacher for leave to lie absent half a day on '
the plea that they hail company at home.
Rhine: the experiments will now be on a 1 Aaataer Bag
gigantic scale; and Mr. Cardwcll may ad- jSHf&trsner JiTSr
journ his special committee until after Clirist- i Maa." Levi Heri
The teacher referred herto the printed list of Court'of March 11, 1870, bv the accounting
reasons that the school committee think suf- . Hcers until further legislation by Congress,
ficient to justify absence, and asked her if her I n ,,c Adjiit.-.nt.Geiieral cannot designate the
case came under the head of any of them. rtiiCnts to which said decision applies; the
She replied that it might come under the President's proclamation and the general
head of "domestic affliction." orders of the War Department upon which
Bev. Mr. B , iw-ing Deacon the decision is baed having authorieed the
R 's premises one evening, was greatly rai-ing of only forty regiments, while eighty
horrified at hearing the pious official swear- ' tio were accepted.
ing in the mot accomplished manner at hi '1. By the act of July 30, 1870, the fourth
cow, which had jut kicked his milk piil section of the act of March 3, ISC'J, entitled,
into tlie middle of next week. Observing
his minister looking over the fence at him,
the deacon said aiioloeticallv: "I am rcallv
afraid, Mr. B , I shall never I able to
enjoy religion as long as I keep that cow.
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A.1.0 mm ..gnciiiuirai 5.c
I-.irm has a population of ..A people.
An effort is making to revive the culti-1
vation of the mulberry in Kngland for feed-
Millet is now sown in Wisconsin to
makeup fur the scarcity of hay, the crop of
which has failed.
A piece of cgetablc charcoal laid on a
burn soothes the pain, and if kept applied
for an hour cures it completely.
V- f -
famous stra-Alrerry raiser sa;s if he (
can live twenty years he will produce at
strawberry as large as a pine-apple, and as
neiinous as me oesi nciu sirawoerry. ,
To kep bugs from melon, pumpkin, '
...I ....n.l- s-; ...t l..n. ..f . ..I..1....
and ctieiinilier vines, mix Hour of sulphur
ana nne corn oiisi logeiner; spnimic ir.e each enli'tment, tlie date and catte of tli
vines with water, and dust them with this cIi:,tKe r, if the -old it r is dead, the date
mixture. It is death to all bugs. .i --u. f ,iath. tbe relationhit of the
Peach growers of Wayne county, lud.,
av there will lie fiill crotis where the trees
were mounded late last fall, and half a crop '
elsewhere A foot and a lialf or two feet of
mounding i recommended. '
A fruit grower of Bet-raft Mountain isi
in favor of miscegenation, as between currant
He believes that an effectual stop t
be put to the ravages of worms bv
Call OniV iar Ul HI HIV i.i.ii,s wi ntiun ti. f
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- r , n - jndgment, and statements therein contained,
The Boston JourWsay: There isevervmcre yl;nrjiav.i hj, reference to his
prospect tliat the farmers of New England cI,;iIrcnis dwth - laW subterfuge; and
will have occasion this year to 1 grateful for ,lU aUen,.rt at vit jn nTIr to xjn;ted i,
an abundant harvest. The apiKarance of. i)-J.trjct Attorney Horton, a consummate in
the crops indicates a year of plenty, and the j, We j,avJ i,a,i no rn , change
earth' promises to yield the husbandman an. lr raind, rince 1VwC of ,,se m,
ample return for his labor. Corn and pots- am, of ,he cr-ni;nai;tv of Specr and certain
toes especially arc forward, and thus far have f hu frU.Ild jn ct3nncct;on therewith, are
.scaped the icsts which arc so tlctructive. j frt,nlt.n,iv coming to light, and the public
.? . . are not lost in doubt. Wednesday niom-
IieaiPHIie SU-C1B4NI, . , . aHl Ti.rtsi ,r,l,;.,s n rttir
. A Jf Iw Q?'- M yM. ,l!l
ivniiiii iiiainiioniiooi iuusiuui ikiiiuLsc'iiargt;
a Prussian blue color, and not affect the in
digo and analine color:. This information
will interest- calico printers ami dyers. A
fact ofmore ceneral interest i, that flnoride
t)f lotainin will remove ink Mains from
It 2,Sfi Gde. One cuji of butter, two
cups of sugar, three cups of Hour, and four
eggs; one cup of sour milk; a half tcaspoon
ful of soda dissolved in a little warm water.
Mix the butter and rwai together: add the
yolks of tlie eggs, then the sour milk and
soda, and last the Hour, as all cakes are
much lietter when tlie flour is put in just lie
fore putting into the oven. Bake in a mod
Iak on Book. To remove ink-stains
front a book, fnt wash the paper with warm
water, using a camels hair pencil lor tne
flliroorc. Br till mmnc I Iu &irf-iisi ink i
rot rid of: the taner must now tx wetted in
solution of oxalate of potash, or better still,
oxalic acid, m the proportion of one ounce
to a half pint of water. The ink nains will
wash the stained peace with dean water, and
dry it with blotting paper.
To Harden a Foter. The fire poker hr
constant use becomes soft, and is generally
more or less bent This arises ironi ka hekar
left in the fire and becoming red hot, then
being put on the fender, where it slowly
cools an operation which softens
the ben steel. When a poker has
thus become soft ami bent, it may again be
hardened by making it hot two or three
tines, and plunging it every time that it is
hot into a pail of cold water. Tlie rapidly
cooling of steel makes it again hard.
IKTo Clean Gilt Jewelry. Take half pint of
boiling water, or a little less, and put it into
a clean oil flask. To this add one ounce of
cyanide of potassium, shakethcna.sk and the
cyanide will disolve. When the liquid is
cold, add half a fluid ounce of Honor ammonia
and one fluid ounce of rectihed alcohol.
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CLAIM YOUR BAGGAGE.
r Xlle Creek Tke
I aa a reamam
Taker H UlTca Ball la tkeNaanaf
rive Haatre4 Ballara.
From the Seiwea Press.
As a public journalist wc are called upon
to chronicle a dastardly outraee perpetrated
by the "lion." Levi llensel, late member of
the State Legislature, and at present Uepury
United States Marshall of Nemaha county,
upon the person of the wife of a respectable
German farmer living in this county. The
husband of the outraged woman fur
nished us with the following state-
I ment, in relation to the cae. It seems
1 that one day last week, Hensel, in his official
1 capacity as census taker of Xemalia county,
called at the house of Mr. Hanna, living on
. Four Mile Creek, and finding the wife of Mr.
1 Hanna alone and unprotected, and taking
advantage ot the husband s alrsence, at
toiniited to dome the woman bv lorce. Mie
resistedwithjill the strength she iiosnessed,
.and was successful in foiling him in his hell
ish designs, though in doing so, she was so
exhausted as to bring on premature pains of
child birth, she being wiibin a few weeks of
confinement, (hi last Jlondav the husband
of the outraired woman came to town, and
made affidavit to the alxive facts, ami papers
were at once put in the hands of the othcers
for the arrest of Hensel, who being brought
before Fwi. Linham. waived an examination
and cave bonds in the enormous sum of five
hundred dollars for his appearance at the
next term of the District Court.
Palley of Ike riarke-Laatsa'oB-
(From Ihe Lawrenci Journal.
What, then, is the jTW&mie'alineof policy!
Then arc certainly none so blind that they
cannot see. It is to blacken, brow-lieat, anil,
if possible, intimidate any man who dares to
oiioose or extxe the infamous ring of cor-
nqttionists that have so long controlled the
Kcpublican putty ot ivaiisa.
Passing ovor their course towards the con
ductor? of the Jijk.W, let us examine their
treatment of the editor of the Leavenworth
TiMfis. He opened his aper to a communi
cation from a citizen of Lawrence, giving
soiiie now and inqiortaiit revelations of the
Speer defalcation. Did the Tribune attempt
to answer the charges? ot a !it of it.
B'lt it iqiencd a foul, personal assault
niioii Mr. Wilder, the -editor of the
TiMtJs. It exhausted the dialect of Billings
gate in an attempt to injure his character.
Wc need not to undertake a defence of Web.
Wilder. He i able to take care of himself.
But what sort of an anwer was this? Did
it prove the charges of the Times untrue?
No; it was the admi-sion of their truth the
admission of utter inability to answer. It
was the effort of a brag and a blackguard to
frighten W llder from his attempts to exjiose
them. Those who know lum nwl not he
told that tbe effort failed.
Take another illustration: Mr. Thaddcns
Walker was in the city a few days since.
The Tribune published an editorial concern
ing hint, headed "A Gambler in Town."
We give prominence to this brutal assault,
fur we Iwlieve that, just so far as it is know n,
it will secure votes neainst this brutal gang of
plunderer-. Mr. Walker is a gentleman,
a centleman of education, culture, and
a blameless character. He lias no
office. and asks for none.
He runs no newspaper, and aks for no de
fence. His crime is, that he thinks the Re
publican partv uindit to I'lirgc itself of the
venal vampires who are sucking out its life's
blood. His offence hath this extent, no
more. Yes. a little more. The Tribnur
charges that he wears good clothes, niid is a
"pretty man." This may be an offence in
the estimation of a man who wipes, his nose
on hi coat-sleeve, and is almost ns much of
a physical as a moral blotch 011 the commu
nity liit it will Ire hanllv considered sufli-
cieiit grounds for the indecent assaults of the
There i" 11.1 mail ill the State who has a
luttcr record who, in his sphere, has done
more for its development, or who would
'""e" creditably represent il. than Jacob
Stotlcr. But no sooner was lies name lncn-
' tinned a n possible successor of Clarke, than
Clarke's own unier commenced a like inde-
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The following circular has jut been issued
by the Second Auditor ofthe Treasury:
Sjuonh Ai'pitok's Offick,
August 1, JS70.
I. No action can be taken on claims for
Imunty under the decision of the Supreme
, An act in relation to additional bounties,
and for other puro-cs," is repealed, and
. the time for filing bounty claims under the
' act of July rS, IhOB, (additional bounty,) is
extended to January l.s, 18J.
. Soldiers who enlisted under the act of
Julv 4. lPftl, are not entitled to the umraid
iii'tallment of bounty under section 1, act of
March :?, lfc, and the decision of the At-
onity (;i.Iierai f jaIllurT 19, 1S70, mile-.
their discharge certificat declare them to l
disehar-til bv reason of "expiration of term
-f. The bill which pas-ed the IIiuh; of
Kepreicntativcs giving eight and one-third
dollars per month to i-ach soldier during bis
actual service, not having iastd the Senate
is not a law.
5. y law granting Iwunly was eiiucted by
Iftfl ft .w4 . St s t m .fdfffr- I1imi la. tffc
IIJV J Uil1ill" .I11W". ! 1-1 .!. Cli'-ll
Ufr lm; ,hc .,rt of Marl.h M
' , al, whcre Manfcii anf, :1Jvtni(..
,;, . r .,, nrp,.n,at:1,n ,,r ,.:l;nw fi.r
hoinitv bv claimants are rcniicstetl. the scr-
- ..i i i- .i .. .. ' - ,
vice of the soldier, the date and period of
nearest heir-, and wl-at bounty is claimed i
should Ikj fullv stitcd.
k B. IV.1
Wc liave yet to set-, in print or elsewhere,
".vthing to convir.ce us that John Speer u
nt guilty of the full mca-ure of crinimality
t r l -1 1 .
as a defaulter that has lieen ascriljed to him.
We thought his apiieal for a "suspension of
from Uwrence, from one who evidently is
potcd, whiai opens up new phases oi tne
irreat swindle to the public gaze.
" . . .i t... . . I. Tr-. i-i- i
,V ..1 t.:l- f .-s-r' rrimn ,1 - '
solve, from this day forth, to remit no efibrt
to introduce parity into our politics and hon
esty into public oJfiec. Ining ReronUr.
The evacuation of Kome is destined to
make a dreadful stir among Xajiolcon's Cath
olic eupjiorters. The leading French ultra
montane journal, ' Jje Monde, exclaimetl a
few davs aeo that the party which urges Na
poleon tn alondon the Pope advies his maj-1
esty "to dishonor (iotl's holy name, to shock
"Catlwilic France, ami, so to iie37, to as
"tonish God himself, who lias a right to
"tru-4 in the word which we love pledged.
Le Motule concludes, after many similar re-
flections, tliat at such a crisis as'this the Em- (
peror, who has always la-en tlltinguihcl
for his "religious tact" I whatever inai aw
lc), will not risk a rupture with the "Catho-
lie soul of France." Well, he hasriked it;
now let us see the result. A". Y. Tribune.
1 1 11 ? 1 ti
A SM WlsA wnatnaaiwaanaanaa
A Wawstqr kjeet f Ckaefty.
Fran the Alia Ciillfornla, Jolf 21.
The trial of Charles Craaner, inajrjicd far
robbing silverware fronnhe resTdenceof Col
onel John C. Maynard, ended on Saturday
erening in the coadem nation of the accused,
and produced a heartrending scene seldom
equalled, even in a criminal court. Cramer
has been three time-v tried, for this cJenee.
On the first occasion the verdict was set aside
on the ground that Judge Lake gave the jury
instractioas in the abatntt ofthe defendant's
counsel. On the second trial, the jury disa
greed, and the third was that which ended
on Saturday. The principal difficulty in the
case seemed tn consist in the feet that the in
dictment cliarged the defendant with "burg
lary." whereas the testimony rendered it
possible that the offence which he really
committed was receiving, with a guilty
knowledge that the silverware was stolen,
and that the burglary was committed by a
man named Meyers, who is also indicted for
the offence. The evidence in the case was
concluded on Friday evening, aud the whole
of Saturdav was consumed in addresses to ths
jury, more than usual care being bestowed
upon the case. Judge Lake went minutely
through the evidence, calling the attention
of the jury to such portions as were pertinent
to the issue. His charge occupied one
hour in its delivery. During nearly
the whole of the trial the defendant's
wife, who is a young woman, of pre
possessing appearance, about twenty years
of age, sat with two young children on her
knees. She was placed on the stand to tes
tify on behalf of her husband, and the eager
anxiety which she displayed to shield the
loved, though erring one, elicited much sym
pathy on her behalf. After an absence of
about lialf an hour, the jury returned into
the court with a verdict of guilty, and a
strong recommendation to mercy. When
the young wife heard the announcement which
consigned the father of her babes to a felon's
cell, her feelings perfectly ovcrowered her,
ami a scene followed that beggars description.
Several of the jurymen wept like childrfti,
and tears stood in even eyes of lawyers whu
are not unaccustomed to similar scenes.
Even the Court seemed affected, ami it was
some time Itcforc an attempt was made to put
an end to the painflil occasion by adjourning
tlie court. So oon as she initially re
covered herself the wife's reason seemed to
assume its sway, hc thrust her children into
her father'sarms,as if she said to herself "the
law lias taken a wax- he who ought to find
bread for my children, now let the hrw pro
vide for them alo." She then hastily fled
from the court. Si soon ashe reached the top
of the stairs her motherly feeling became
iiptermit, and she loudly exclaimed, "No,
I will have my children; they arc all I hae
got now." She then hastily returned, and
eagerly scbed her little ones, left the court.
She liad not, however, gone far when the
love for her husband, which for a moment
seemed stamped out, returned with increased
ardor; she rushed to his side, ami, without
one word of upbraiding, clung to him, and
it was long ere the weeping spectators evuld
tear her away.
ttfatlUror Ohio 3lstbMllt-a.
At the State Convention of Methodists,
now in session at Delaware, Ohio, Kev Jt.
M. Trimble, D. D., Thursday read a Mier
in whicli he gave the following statistics of
the rie and progress of the Methodist Church
in that State:
Methodism was introduced into Ohio about
1800. Now the Church has 4 bishops, '.VZ
presiding elders, 7'J't pastors, 1 1 college and
other teachers, 1 editor, 1 Lxxik agent. 4 for
eign missionaries, nearly 100 superannuated
and local preachers, and 14l,0$0 member;
there are 575 pastoral ehargo of church
officers; there are 14, to2 trustees, 8,600
stewards, 4,2tKl class leaders, and 1,865 Sun
day school superintendents. The iiunilier of
church buildings is 1,804; the able of them,
s.'i.OSI'j'iii; parsonages, 58.;; value, SOW,
400. St. Paul, Cincinnati, is the most
costly, which was alsmt $160,000. The
next in onler are Trinity Church, Cin
cinnati. $125,000; Grace Church, Davton,
$100,000: Akron, $75,000; Canton, $70,000;
Cleveland, $01,000; St. Paul's Jus also tin
most valuable parsonage, eOsting $12,000.
The value of the Cincinnati Publishing
House, property U $4:15,01)0. The total alttc
of church property in Ohio is $6,."07, lOti;
Sunday schools, 1,865; officers and teacher",
,52!); scholars, 110,755; Imoks in libraries
.'h6,644; amount of money received for la
ncvohnt purposes in ISt.9, $II!,1K, which
is cxcliuive of the amount rai-ed for home
missionary work. Amount paid to pastors
in the same year, $181,722; average minis
terial Miport in Cincinnati Confcrenoe,$.Sl t;
Erie, $755; Ohio, $750; Pittsburgh, $7:t:.;
North Ohio, $7S0; Central, $010. The
highest Hilary paid was in Cincinnati Con
ference,$2,:!80. The Methodist population of Ohio in 1S6'.
was nine per cent, of the eiitire populati.'ii of
Thk cable has brought intelligence of the
death of Anna Cora Mowatt Kite-hit. She
was fbrlv-nine year old, and a native of lr
deaux, Fraiitv. Her father, Samuel J. t)g
den, was a me-rchant in that city, and after
ward lived in New York. She eloped with,
and married at a ery early age, James Mow
att, a lawyer. Her tastes liad always ln-en
literary, and from childhood she liad lieen
Irciilly fond of erfoniiing plays in ri
vrtte. She wrote two jsk-ius and a play after
her marriage, and on her litr-hnnd'! lo of
proHTty wrote "Fashion, " a comcily, which
was acted with considerable siicci-". Tin
Kline year (18-15) she made her debut on the
stigcas Pauline, in the "Lady of Lyons." I ler
course liaving given oflene to wime of her
friend, nhe wrote in defense her well known
"Autobiography of an Actre." For seven
years she acted in this country and England,
manifesting considerable histrionic powtr,
and being much respected for her accomplish
ments anil excellent character. Her hus
laiid having died, she married, alwit fifteen
years ago, Mr. W. F. 1'itchit, of Kirhmoiid,
Virginia, having previous retired from the
stage. Her latter life was spent abroad,
much of it, we believe, at Ktmii. Mi.".
Kitchic's -.vriting", which im-Iude lie"ide"t
those already nientiontsl, "The Fortune
Hunter" anil "Mimic Life," are very read
able, and gie evidence of more than ordinary
talent. Cinrmnnti Guzrtti'.
Aetswlaa of Mcfcaal Ijiattn to tke Male.
The Commissioner of the U. S. General "
IjihI office, at Washington, recently con
tinued the selections of seven thousand four
hundred and twenty-four acres of land for
the benefit of the common school of tin
State, made by Mr. MoViiitr, State Sujierin
tendent of Public Instruction, in lieu of tvn
thousand seven hundred and xixty-four acres
of school lands Mttleil upon in the Humboldt
district prior to the survey, and fourthoiLviinl
six hundred and sixty rcrcs due the Stair in
lieu of deficiencies in ton.shi rendered
fradional by the Missouri river. Tl'i
Am "till another steal! A tsjrre-sixi'ide-nt
ofthe Topc-ka lieand, from Johnson county,
says: "Another rtcal, tugiueered by that im
maculate patriot, 'the ,Ic rcprentatie
from my State,' has jtit come to light. . It i
niHrfhcr Black Bob affair. But this time it
is tlie Miami reserve that n tralleil iijiii l
' contribute sonicthing tn nlievc
!.:. . r .1 r. r.i ....... .
tie of the aforesaid atriot and his ton
frere. It come in the slUje of pi tents and
head rights to lsgus Indians, and for his ser
vice", among other consideration, the mi-
maculate Sidney is to re-echo, orh.es rest-i.ed
for the deed is on record, two hundred acre of
fine land near La Cy.iie. I lies matter i
I being thoroughly ventilated, and proiuist-t
' some rich development."
NeoIIHA. This new town, located in
Wilon county, is growing rapidly and i at
tracting a large number of active- enterpris
ing citizen. It ocenpios a delighful sjiof in
the Vcrdigri Valley, near the junction of
the Vcrdigri ami Fall river. Its inhabi
tants entertain high hopes for the future, and
think they will build up one of the largest
towns in the valley. Its location is health
ful, the "oil fertile, and it has every reason
to lielievc that its hope of greatness will le
realized. Fort SrrJl jlwitor.
We are under obligations to the publishers
ofthe Leavenworth Times for their paper of
tbe second instant, -ent through by expres-.
It gives the Litest war news, and a full re
port ofthe meeting of the colored folks ,i
l the 1st of Ane'iist. U-id- Judge D. P.
, ,,7k.Iiv.r01 lF)at day, which
. an 1.,i.i-i. :. ,. .' Mwr. V
W SIMIf UIII.IM.fl II WA. ... - ,..-.a. -.w
'! " '
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the lIMKS Hit nnii'ii' "ii i:i
meeting, which will te lounu ci-cw.iere iu
this paper. Mound City Smliutl
Thk amount of gold and silver in the
United States previous to the war has been
variously estimated. We think that it is
entirely safe to a,-ume.lhat it was $200,000,
000. This, added to tlie paj-r circubtion of
$207,000,000, would make an entire circula
tion of $107,000,000. ami almut 11 iHrrccnt.
JK.r jiea, ,M, .j... .jnnJation t.f 18s0. But
the United States now ha u opuL-itioii of
10,000.000. a jrree-nback and national bank
note circulation of upwards of $000,000,000
and coin in use for the payment of duties and
$150,000,0110, .-n aggregate of $750,ftftO,00,
or nUm ij 7j pgr num.
lor the transactions of commerce ol at ieai
. .... . ,
The wages of all enlisted men in tin navy
have been increased $1 50 per month by
order nf President Grant.