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THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1870.
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We have already urged with such
earnestness m we were capable of the
importance of having the preliminary
meeting largely attended in order that the
delegate chosen may represent the whole
IKuplcaisitliahefaijVj faction of
our party. Of a kindred nature is the re
juent that the primary meetings select their
very best citizens as delegates to the State
Convention. If such men are oelected and
writ to Topeka they will be able to do full
justice to our county, to the State and to the
nominate the best men before the Conven
tion, and there will le no danger of their be-.
ins: Urticht, tamtiered with or unduly influ
enced in any manner. This is the sure way
of providing for Leavenworth county, and
the only sure way. uonoraoie anu inieni
gent men will have weight and influence in
When the New York'2Kfew, ten year&
ago, was commenting on the Chicago Con-ji
vention which nominated Lincoln, it said
that Kansas had only four votes in the Con
vention, but that the influence of those votes
was greatly disproportioned to their numlier.
The men and the cause they represented
had a weigte-fore than ,twenty xoUxjbwh
Nime localities. It is the same in every Con
vention of everv party. And it is very
rtrangc that this fact is not seen, recognized
and acted uiion. We hope it will be this
year. The Issues before the Convention are
if the most .vital character. We mut 1ms
faithfully and ably represented.
KL'FFKAOEAXD CIVIL RIUIITK.
The National Republican Committee is'
beginning to prepare for the fall campaign.
An addrotLhafl already been issued which
.ih prepared dv 'Senator Wilson. Other
documents will soon be issued and placed
lefore the people. There is every indica
tion that the campaign will be an earnest
ami hard fought battle. One of the docu-(
meiits already published gives the record of
the Democracy on suffrage and the civ
rights IhIU ne give below its opening,
Kiragraphi In adhering to the name t hid
was selected by honest men for an honest
pur-iosc, the Democratic party has praei
cally stolen the livery of Heaven to serve
the Devi! Ihl It has 'completely pervefted
the name until k is a by-word of reproach in
the mouths of, all patriotic mcur and ha,-
rouiiuittcd the most terrible crimen under the
It originally meant a party devoted to
liberty, justice and equal rights. It has
leen perverted until it means a disloyal fac
tion, at war with republican principles, de
voted to oppression, injustice and tyranny
Its agency, through a corrupt and disloyal
Democratic" adtmsrlstraattin," in briitsing 011
the war for slavery and disunion, and its
open sympathy and secret aid and comfort to
the rebels during the bloody contest arc mat
ters of history, and have been made as famil
iar as household words to the people. ISut
its long and bitter struggle, after the war was
closed, and four million slaves emancipated,
to withhold from them all civil and political
nirhu. is less familiar.
A simple record of its efforts to defeat the
Fifteenth Amendment will present official
evidence, that every Democratic member of
Congress, and the Democratic members of
every htate Legislature in tins Union, voted
in a solid body against this amendment, jis
they al wayrj Ureqguait afcy then propo
sition to secure justiccand equal rights to all
men iiresriectiT-of eoorTW'ievious condi
Th Democratic nartv. bavin? hrouiiht on
the war, and prosecuted it for four years, re
solved to secure, under color 01 law, wnai 11
had failed to obtain by the sacrifice of a quar
ter of a million of loval men and four thou
sand millions of dollars. Andrew Johnson's
system of reconstruction was devised to ac
complish that burpose. 4K wbnld practically
ha e restored slavery.
When that failed, the Democratic leaders
next exerted their combined powers to defeat
all legislation for the protection of the freed-
men, and resisted, with the desperation of
dying men, the Thirteenth and fourteenth
Amendments, the Civil Rights Bill, and,
more. fckrly than all -the Fifteenth Amend
ment and the laws for its enforcement.
The defeat this guarantee of liberty and
justice has drawn forth all their energies.
This amendment transferred a down-trodden
race into American citizens, and endowed
them with the equal political rights of all
other citizens. Every dishonest scheme was
first used to defeat the amendment in Con-:
grew, and then to prevent its ratification by
the required number of States.
An appeal to the record is taken, that the,
people may Know now persisiciii anu un
scrupulous these efforts have been to defeat
this great guarantee of equal civil and polit
ical rights toaIljclasses'of ihe", American
THE FIFTEENTH AMESPMENT.
"Sec 1. The right of citizens of the United
States to vote shall not be denied or abridged
liv the United Ctatcs. or by any State, on ac
count of race, color or previous condition of
"Sec 2. That Congress shall have power
to enforce this article by appropriate legisla
On the 26th of February, 1861, this
amendment was adopted by the Senate, by
tliirtv-ninc Republican votes, against thir
teen "Democrats in the necativc. Not a Re
publican Senator voted against it, not a Dem
irrat for iL-H r i, iiTM'l'
On the 27th of the same month the House
concurred in tkimndmeAt by a vote of one
hundred and rfprty-four, Republicans in the
affirmative 'and forty-fiair Democrats against
it. As 1:1 t'e bersMe. notaitepuulican mem
Ur of the House.' except three conservatives.
voted against it, noCitlDewocratic member
The amendnieiaVMvingirJins triumphant-
lv passed both Houses 9Uougre.s by a solid
Republican vote, against the rumtbd protest
of the Democratic mevbeis, it was submitted,
to the several State Legislatures for their rat-ific-atwmsir
-rejectipa t It required. ;the, ap
proval of twenty-eight out of the thirty-even
Not a single Democratic State has ratified
the amendment, and not a Democratic .Mem-
ber of Congress, nor of a tangle State Legis
lature, except in Maine and Rhode Island:
or in some of the Southern reconstructed
States, oted for ratification. They have all,
in a olitl IknIv. bv foul means as well as fair,
fought it at every step. And now, that the
provision- guaranty to colored men the right
of citizenship and the ballot, theydenounce it
.is .in outrage procured bv force and the bav.
onct,Wehr it:fU'uiuyigcftti fed
avow their purpose to repudiate it.
The following items from the Louisville
Otmuirrcial tell how fairly the election in
Kentucky was conducted:
Hardly a single rfcgro voted in Calloway
county. There was no violence on the day
of the election, but the current of talk be!
fore it was such as to convince the colored
voters that they had better stav away from
the Kills. At the Cuba precinct, in Graves
County, the ncgroeawere driven from, the
xill bv threatened violence. There was no
coiorcn voic poueo. in viraves; except ai
Mai field precinct. At Cross-Roads precinct
in MM'rirLrn Cotintv. as about sixtv col-
0n.1l voters in a body were ncaring the place
qf voting, thev were fired upon from ambush
The all-iir created a treat deal of consterna
tion, both among blacks and whites; but of
course the Democrats naa a good majority u
tliat precinct. Very few colored votes were
cast in the counties west of the Tennessee
river at any of the yannln precincts.
" Weli., what have job to say in the matt
ler?" said King William to Bismarck, at
the latter greeted him on hi arrival in Ber
iin in the evening that the news of the declar
ation of war by France appeared in the
"extras." " Nothing further than that we
must play a hand at 'sixty-six,' " replied thf
game at cards in I'mssia, and the campaiga
of 'flfi L the pride and boast of every Prnsi
THEFreach and rrowaan tamkti
are devotinf theaaselvefl to patriotic in.
oob nefictwg the
Emperor with air nis' wrinkles, and with
more than his frightful pTotuberance; his
foot upon the Rhifte -drinkkig froroa bowl
of smoking blood. Beneath iathe legend,
T" The monster must needs drink blood to
bring back bis lost youth. Be k sol He
shall have his fill." Charhmri presents us
with the portrait of a French soldier working
a mitrailleuse. Before him is an immense
dd covered with dead bodies. Soldier
loquitur, " It is not five minutes since I began,
and the war is already over. I suppose I
must have turned the handle too fast."
u ,. -e(7KTT :
Pursuant to the pnblined call the Repub
lican Committee met at 2 o'clock p. M.,'oh
Saturday, August 20th, at the otSce of The
Times. John Schott .occupied the chair and
G. W. H. Moore acted as Secretary. There
were present, Thomas J. Darling, First
Ward, John M. TTaehfrlein, Second Ward,
Harvey Allen, Third- Ward, John Schott,
Fourth Waid, . G. W-H. Mwe, Kickapoo,
A. J. Jeffries, Alexandria, Henry Reed,
Stranger, A. G. Chase, Easton, and J.
Knight, Tonganoxie. John Hutchinson'was
allowed to represent 8. S. Nichols, deceased,
tflligh Prairie Township, Mr. Hyatt, Fair-
monnt Township, in place of T. S. Town,
and Mr. Hughes, Delaware Township in
place of II. C. Fields. L. E. Taylor, of
Heno, and J. Jewett, of Sherman, were ab
It was voted that the primary meetings be
held at the following' named places:
22" district, First' Ward, at Chris. Stai
ber'c 23 district, Second "Ward, at Harniony
'J24' district, Third Ward, in LattaV Build
ing. 25 district, Fourth Ward, at Turner Hall.)
26 district, Kickapoo, at Henderson's
27 district, Easton at Rapp's Mills.
28 district, Alexandria, at Casebier's
.'29 district, High Prairie, Stranger and
Sherman, at Harpcson's School House.
30 district, Delaware, Lenape and .Fair-
mount, at Fairmount Station. i t
The time of holding the election shall be
on Saturday, September 3dr at 2 o'clock r.
n. for the Townsliips, and 7 o'clock p. jc.
for the Wards, and the polls -shall be kept
open in the Townships at least two hours,
and in the Wards at least an hour and a
Ordered that the voting at all the primary
meetings shall be by ballot, and that a poll.
book shall be kept. The districts are entitled
to the following number of delegates and al
22d (list., three; 23d, two; 24th, two; 25th;
three; 26th, one; 27th, one; 28th, two;
29th, two; 30th, two. Each delegate is re
quired to obtain a certificate from the Coun
ty Clerk of the number of inhabitants in lus
district. The Chairman of this Committee
agrees to attend to this duty and supply3 the
delegates at Topeka. It was voted that the
proceedings of this meeting be published in
The Tim is with a request that all the Re
publican papers in the city copy.
Joiuj Schott, Ch'n,
. G. W. H. Moore, Secy.
THE I.EABER.W El'MPE.
If Americans have become thoroughly out
of jiaticnce with Louis Napoleon it is because
tlity believ in a constitutional government, a
rule of law, and freedom of Fpeech and the
press. The French Emperor once pretended to
hold these beliefs, and secured his election as
President of the Republic by taking a solemn
oath to be true to the Republic, to freedom
and popular rights. Soon afterwards, by
means of a debauched army, he became the
assassin of liberty, and France during the
last eighteen years has had no law but the
arbitrary and despotic will of this enthroned
murderer, Free discussion lias been stopped,
newspapers suppressed, and the advocates of
reform have licen driven into exile or cast
into prison. Napoleon has thrown off nil
dbguiso and has become a Ciesar in theory
as well as practice. Ills capital has been
" gay''' the headquarters of gambling, de
bauchery "and every gilded crime. "His mis
tresses J and bastard .children have shame
lessly been recognized, and hejiasmadeof
Paris a Sodom: So successful has this great
criminal been that honest men had be
gun ,to believe that vice, falsehood and
sensuality weic not offensive to earthly or
divine rulers. Paris was never so gay,
moral laws never so lax, the sterling virtues
never in such ill repute. The people were
flattered, tha 4nrmy ,kept pleased, and the
foundations of popular liberty undermined,
There ieemed to be no. end to the successes
ofthLncw Caar. He aimed to rule Enrope
and America., When the rcbelliou broke
out in this country it found its best friend in
flic ' sensual despot of France. He gave it
bis good will and lie sent soldiers to Mexico
to kike advantage of our calamities and to
march upon our soil if the occasion ofieredj
He kept the Pope on his throne in spite of
the wishes of the people of Italy, and he at
tempted to dictate, a King for Spain. His
ambition was boundless, and, wherever he
liade a move it was to 'demoralize,' debauch,
corrupt aud rob the people never to elevate
thcin and fit Uicni.to be. self-repecting citi
zens. The rule of Louis "Napoleon in France
has been as base and infamous as the rule of
tho Slavc'Towcr, in this country. T God de?
cided'lhat,our'-tyrant' should go down in
'blood, and the people of the whole world
rejoiced. "We cannot "donbt tnal the Bame
CiteistofonowWEaropean tyrant. Lona
eniugU has lie blocked the path of progress!
In speaking of the probable downfall of the
"Napoleon dynasty, Uie New Y'ork Timet
j.peak& of itic leadership of Europe as haying
been held in the time of Henry VIII. and
Elizabeth; liy Spain and the Germanic Em
pire of which' it was the head, next by Holt
land, Eucland, and by France. .
After Napoleon's fall, England may, be
said for a certain period to have been the con;
truIUtig, European power, until the vast popu;
lation of Russia and the increaf ing respect
Jor her military force, placed her inthe front
rank of the great powers. Daring, the last
fifty years, however, England has gradually
sunk from her position ; the Crimean war, and
her internal difficulties, have displaced Bust
sia; and until.the victory of.Sadowa, the in1
creasing wealth and power of France, with
her central position, nd the audacity of her
military chiefs, had given her the pre-eminence
ill Europe. During the sixteen years
lirfo're 1866, France "was unquestionably the
leading power of the civilized world.
And, however' we' may admire French
genius and ; capacity for organization
-all must admit that the great influence
of" this brilliant people was thrown
on the 'side ' of"the worst evils oficivt
ilization of standing armies, of fettered
presses, personal government and Csesarismj
as the best form of political! administration!
Wherever France sltouM control, whether in
Italv, or Algiers, orIexicn, or Spain, there
would prevail "Napoleonic ideas,' govern
ment by one lor the sake of one, military
glory, a universal suffrage of the ignorant
supporting a military chief, and all the opr
nresslon of free thought by an Imperialist
rule. Her leadership in Europe has been a-l
hindrance to true progress and avuuation.
.The. victory nf SaaW showed a new and
formidable rival) arising, into,-, snprfsnaryi
Since 1812-14. Germany had ksrfly.been
known as a. power 'on. the continent. 'Fori
briet period then, tle gveat German masses
seemed to raftsvaaif despite all division of
government and isaUjries, to hurl themselyek
as one power on the invade rs.j yThefaaksof
this- great, popular; uprising,-- instead of
cementing anion,? teased only fo increase
and .sirsswtnsn: despot ism m tae
Throagn nUawwvemng rhsngra
she one cry aadpsnaon of the Gensaan. cmo
ple has been fcri'unir." .Beveanfpn
tion did not give thent. that, aad'it.WM.K
served for an arbitrary statesman and an ahfc
lute sovereign to win for Germany what her
speeptc eonld-not gain, a iwfiihii niiiny iThf
4f0$ were to sweep .'away alb the .teM:hnr-
hiewef irtisiireinnt and:ceenJMand.hch
had so long separated v naian
and to make Germany, from the Baltic to
the Main, one nation, and the rival of
France in European leadership. The cam-;
paign of 1370ViIl do morel It welds Ger
many into one compact'mass from the North,
Sea to the' Bavarian Alps, 'and places this
vast community at the head of European
civilization." No such momentous event has
happened since the overthrow of France in
1814. A Teutonic .instead 'of -Latin race
leads Europe, and nationalism in place of
Csesarism, parliamentary institutions instead
of personal government, peaceful develop
ment under constitutional forms, rather than
military glory and Imperial rule, will now
be the models presented to the world. Teu
tonic seriousness, Teutonic love of liberty in
Church and State, and the Teuton's disposi
tion of peace, (unless he feels his rights
trampled onji will be the qualities of the
ruling'race. The Latin races have done their
part and not always an inglorious one in
the world's history. Now more earnest and
moral and free races must guide the helm of
progress. Protestantism and parliamentary
government must lead European advance
ment. By a marked coincidence, the Pope
ceases from his temporal power with the fall
of Cnsarism. A new European era opens,
with a vast Germanic State controlled by
Parliaments and without standing armies
marching at the head of civilization and progress.
The unfortunate Maximilian abducted and
adopted as his heir-apparent a 4"hscendant of
his predecessor Iturbidc, and at the request
of Napoleon, fent the lad to France to be
educated. It o happened that on his ar
rival at Ilavre, he was claimed by his
mother (who was once Miss Green, of
Georgetown, D. C), and she finally brought
liim to this country in triumph. The ex
Prince Imperial of Mexico is now an ordi
nary schoolboy, .aUGeorgeJown. and it is not'
impossible that Tits " cou-m," the Prince Im
perial of France, may share his fortunes.
Mareciiai. Le Bceuf's little speech to
the six: young" Gardes Mobiles who arc now
his secretaries seen is to have been very much
to the purpose: "Gentlemen, we are begin
ing the campaign; wc will live nell when
cuxunistances arc fivorable; when wc can
get nothing-, which may happen, wc will
buckle our wal-tbands in tightly. You will
have much workTand little rest, my esteem,
the certainty of being useful to your country,
and on the least indiscretion a ball through
ybui head. And now, gcntlcment break
. The following are among the State Con
ventions already called: .Alabama, Republi
can, Saleui, Aug. 30; Michigan, Democratic,
Detroit, Aug. 31; Alabama, .Democratic,'
Montgomery, Sept. 1 ; New York, Republi
can, Saratoga, Sept. 7; Massachusetts, Labor
Reform, Worcester, Sept. S; New York, La
bor Reform, Saratoga, Sept. 13; Tennessee,
Democratic, Nashville, Sept. 12; New York,
Colored Men, Saratoga, Sept. 21; Massa
chusetts, Republican, Oct. 5.
A NEW organization against Tammany in
New York politics istlieWorkingmcn's Cen
tral Union, which has resolved against Dem
ocratic extravagance and corruption, ap
proving and endorsing Grant's administra
tion and agroeingi to co-operate with -good
citizens in the city of New York and the
State, to organize and form clubs for the pur
pose of rescuing the city and Stitc from mis
rule and niicgovcrnmciit.
IK case of defeat Prussia can cover her
troois' front by eight fortified places Ulm,
Rastadt, Gcnuershcim, Landau, Maycncc,
Coblentz, Cologne and Wes-el. All of these
are very cuiwderablc, except Landau and
Wesel, being we'll constructed und in a good
state of repair, arc built after the German
plan of fortification, and can contain from,
30,000 to 80.000 men each.
At Zurich, the question of admitting female
students to a share of the highest scientific
education, and of university diplomas, seems
likely to be practically solved. At present,
fourteen ladies attend the lectures of the
Faculty of Medicine concurrently with the
male students; and' last year two Russian
and the other English, passed their examina
tion for the degree of Doctor of Medicine.
F. A. SbwEns and W. fctHutchison have
issued the first number of the Wichita Vo
dttte, absurdly spelling 'the word with an 1.
Both are experienced men in the business
andtheywill make it one of the licvliest
papers hi the State. Leavenworth believes in
Wichita, and is sending some of her mot
enterprising men there.
"EurroKiAiJ-NoTEs," in the September
Putnam, calls Napoleon "the Imperial Jack
Sheppard, the most stupendous of public
criminals, the shabbiest of private intriguers,
the most' monstrous of egotisU," whom the
whole race of man should vomit forth "as
its greatest opprobrium and pest." ,
" "" ., 1 1
, , CoMMifesioXEK Wh-sox, of 'the' General
Land Office, is'in receipt of returns from the
following district land offices, showing a dis
posal, during the past month, of 40, 621 acres
of the public glands: Humboldt, .Kansas,
29.34S, and ToiHjka, KansasJU,373.
St. Paui propojies to have a " peace ju
bilee" in 'imitation of the Boston one, ar
rangements to be completed aNnit the 1st of
September. Tt is proposed to have a choir
of 200 singers, the solus to, le given by East
ern singers', and to hare as auxiliaries to the
instrumental accumpaniments, anvils, and
cannons, fired by electricity.
Ruskix, in one of his recent lectures,
says: "Though England is deafened with
spimiing-wheels, her people have not clothes;
thougli. the is black with digging of fuel,
theyidie of cold; and though she lias sold
l, ml (Vi it, Clint 1ia rf li,,nMi '
" -" v. '"" ""V "S-".
OTT.vwA.will celebrate the opening ,of her
railroad to. Olathe, son Wednesday next, the
24th inst. -
THE WARKI5C 3IE5T ASI POLITICK.
' I.scc by an editorial in the Bulletin of last
evening, that the editor feels badly hurt, and
takes strong grounds again-t the addre-s of
R.' F. Trevellick, President of the National
Labor Union, which was delivered on Mon
day last to the National Labor. Congress,
then in session in Cincinnati, notonly against
the address, but attempts to slur the charac
ter and fair f.ime of Mr. Trevellick, which t
venture to say is as good wjicre he is best
known, as the character of the author of the
article referred to, where he is known. He
says'that he would evidently rather preside
at a labor meeting than do a day's work in a
factory, That is possible, for I do not think
he knows any thing about factory work. He
is a ship carpenter andHrorked at that occu
pation for some twenty years or more, and is
still a poor man, and is now trying to
ameliorate the condition of his fellow
workingmen. He looks upon, the Labor
Congress as a very insignificant body. He
says that there ore only about one hundred
representatives present is tint not enough
an average of about three from each State
in the Union: onlv about one hundred cd
heth sexes and all colors. What does he
want with any more than that number. I
presume they" are instructed by" their const"
taento of each State as, to the coarse they
shall pursue. He says that the report shows
the emaury of the National Labor Union to
ne ma very depleted! state! What can: we
expect any better when .the Union is com
posed if onryrwotkingmen, that have all they
can do to pay their rents, feed their wives
andehildrenf and pay; the enormous lazes
imposed upon them by the professed politi
cians and BMBopolists that are .now master
over them, and the aims of the Labor Jie
ferm pasty is to hoist such men from.nSce
and pnt-henent men in their pieces. He re
fcres also to the' W. H. Syrris mona-
in(Wm. H. .Sylvia, tote
ofthecKUL; U.) and -says that
1 have been nothing, and that Mr.
auathat hetftjfciisi ssjcritmdhis.
lifeteeinihls ttereatrprindphw we are
on Minnjinji. in wine in 71 imuiiun nwnr
Every.-ea, knows, who iaaoaaaiated with
tfaecounMncenKSt of the lahar party that
fee did sacrifice his liic'i'tiie 'cause.1 YHc,
the editor of the Bulletin, appears to be
strongly opposed to 'the labor reform party
taking any hand inpblitkj basing its prin
ciples on equal rights to all en and special
privileges to none. Is that not a platform of
itself? Have not the workingmen a right; to
form a parry, especially upon' such princi
ples as these? I think they have, but he is
afraid that some of the monopoUsts that
own him, soul and body, will not be able to
pay him his wages if "the labor reform
party's sBccessfof and his masters are de
throned; and in regard to the Chinese ques
tion, he misquotes Mr. Trevellick's posi
tion in his address on that subject. He
says Mr. Trevellick wants to stop Chinese
emigration. Trevellick does not say so;
here is what he says, and now I wish to call
your attention to another great and alarming
evil that is being forced by capitalists upon
us, and that is the importation, (not emigra
tion, mark you) of Chinese into our midst, to
cheapen the labor of our workingmen and
women of our country; "and here we do not
wish to be misunderstood or misrepresented,
for we are ready to welcome the oppressed
people of all nations, provided they come as
emigrants, to become a part and parcel of us
as a people and adapt themselves to'our laws
and institutions &c" Does that language
show that he is opposed to the emigration
of anypeople of any nation? I think it does
not I do not believe there is a man in the
State of Kansas, to-day, that is not owned by
some monopolist, or some corporation, but
what will after reading the address,- applaud
it upon the whole. He (the editor of the
Bulletin) harps a great deal in his article
about Trevellick and the Labor Congress
being opposed to the emigration of foreigners.
He says, "if he (Trevellick) could only shut
out the emigration of cheap .laborers from
r.urope and Asia, and run wages up to ten
dollars a day, what a paradise this country
would be for mechanics." There is not a
sentence, no, not a word in the whole ad
dress, directly or indirectly, against the emi
gration to this country of any people on the
face of the earth, only against the importa
tion of the Mongolian race, for a purpose,
worse than modern slavery. I think the
editor of the Bulletin is becoming alarmed at
the strides of the labor reform party, and con
sequently mis-quotes Mr. Trevellick,for some
purpose known to himclf; perhas to try to
retard the progress of the labor reform party,
especially in this State. But we, the work
ingmen, are determined to know the truth,
notwithstanding the opposition of the Bulletin.
Besspectfnlly yours, ' B. F. S.
cntccft. '- '
Humboldt, August 18th,'lS70.
To the Editor e( The Tiui:
J)kak Sib: It may be interesting to rnau
of your readers to know that C Lark's Slow
has opened up in the Neosho Valley. Clarke
himself is somewhere south on the Missouri,
Kansas A Texas Railroad. One nf his sneak
ing pimps, in the shape of one Olney, form
erly Clerk of the House of Represent stives,
put in an appearance here, yesterday. He
was shunned on the street' by all good citizens
who are notpoliticians.. ,IIe finally cornered
a Federal office holder iu the back room of a
law office. Of course he had land business.
Clark is coming, and those who fatten on his
recommendations must show their hands.
Clarke could not get a more characteristic
tool to do his flirty work than this man
Olney. If Charles Dickeas was living, and
wanted some one to sit for a portrait of
Uriah Hecp. he would never pass this
lick-spittle. Olney. ,
You may rest assured that Allen County is
all right. She will be fully represented at
the State Convention, but not a delegate for
Clarke. I do not know of a man in Hum
boldt that has so far lost his self-respect as to
openly advocate the pretentious of Sid.
Clarke Respectfully yours,
Till: PRICE RAID 4'I.AIMN.
Clarkr Attempted Nhirkin
ForelMe and Pointed Letter I'roai
From the Topeka Record:
EMroniA, Kas., Aug. 17, 1870.
I am told that Hon. Sidney Clarke, in his
speech at Topeka, last Saturday night, as
serted that Major Anderson and myself ad
vised him to let the original bill for payment
of Price raid claims "go by the board.'' If
Mr. Clarke made such an assertion, he stated
that which he knew to be false.
I never, directly or indireetljVndvi-cd or
even suggested anything of the kind to Rim;
but on the contrary did everything in my
power to procure tiie passage of the bill.
During the winter of I806, our State Leg
islature partially assumed the Price raid in
debtedness. Immediately nphn the adjourn
ment of the Legislature, I proceeded to
Washington, mainly for the pnqiose of as
sisting in having Congress assume the entile
indebtedness, and thereby prevent nn enor
mous debt from being saddled upon the State.
"When I arrived in Washington, (early in
March, I860,) a bill -providing for the pay
ment, .of Kansas claims had ased the
Senate and gone to the lower House. I saw
Mr. Carlce and urged upon him the imiHirt
ance of amending the Senate bill so as to
cover the entire amount of our claims, and
passing the same before the adjournment of
Congress. I alo saw a numlicr of promi
nent members of the lower House, and every
member of the committee having the bill in
charge, and each one proraMl to give the
measure his earnest supKrt. I likewise
talked with a number of Senators on, the
same subject, all of whom agreed to support
the bill, as amended, when returned, to the
Senate. s .-:-,,,
Having accomplished all that oouldipo-si-bly
be done, under the cin-uniitanccs, I re
turned home, feeling ' assured that the bill
would be passed during the session. But
such was not the fact, as shown in the fol
lowing despatch :
WasiiixoToS, 1). C'., June 29, IsOO.
Cor. K J. Crmrford. Topcla:
lricc raid claims in danger ol d( lent. I tliink
Anderson or yourself should conic licm immedi
ately.' Bring Cqrtis's order deUariiu; martial Ia.
Answer. tSigned) Swm;? Cuikke.
I answered tlut Major Anderson would
leave for Washington 011 the first train. The
Major went, and carried' "with him Curtii's
order declaring martial' Taw;
The understanding between -Clarke and
myself was that every erlbit should be made
to procure the passage of the bill during that
session of Congress., Hence Major Ander
son, immediately upon receipt of. his dc
Satcli, starts for Washington. If Major An
crson ever advised Mr. Clarke to la the
bill go by the board, I was not advised of the
fact. uch advice, in my opinion, w a. never
given; but on the contrary, he. was steadily
supported in every pleasure dookiiig to the
passage of the bill. The truth is the bill
bad passed the benate, and tiic rcspon-i
sibility of its delay or defeat in .tlie Jloa-e
rested" upon Mr. Clarke. j , If he pass
ed the bill the same as similar, bills
for other States had been passed, agents
of ''rings" could not. be sent out to buy up
scrip at less than' one-half, its real value.
And if the bill was not passed, unless lie
had some plausible reason therefor, it might
endanger his prospects for re-election. So,
on the eve of the adjournment of, .Congress,
when, he knew it-was too laie for anytliing to
be accomplished during that session, he
despatch fox Major ..ndcron,,or myself to
"come here immediately." J '
When I received this 'despatch from Mr.
Clarke I supposed him to be acting iii good
faith, and, at considerable" expense to .the
state, sent jtiajor .-uracrson 10 assist jinn;
but his assistence was net needed the bill
had virtually been killed before he reached
there; yes, before he started.
Mr. Clarke's conduct while the Major was
in Washington, and his whole course during
each session of Congress since that time,
roves conclusively that he did not intend to
ave the bill passed, but only sorfght'an' op
portunity to shirk the responsibility of its de
feat. If such was not the fact, why lets he
not passed the bill during one of the' four
sessions of Congress occurring since that time?
Similar claims of. other States in the Union
have been paid long ago. Why not the
claims of Kansas? Our men served the gov
ernment as faithMTy as the men of other
States.' Our ssppBes 'and material furnished
and 'property eTestroyed was just as valuable to
os as the same was to the people of other
States; yet we have not received a dollar. The
cause is plain to everr intelligent man in
KsjKSKnBd it MBseJess wjr'Hr Clarke tp
attempt to shirk the responsibility-. It rests
where-it properly helsngs" nponthe should
ers'bf the "sole rcprtmBtatiTe.'' -
8. -J. Ckawfobd.-
The Emporia Tribune publishes the re- k
turns of the: pofhtion ef lEmppria- and'
Lyon county, winch we give betow: f i
Sty of Emporia xjtnnaealsnio'towBiip-AXi
DotU HwaihnJ,aa 'tbteriM tDWBSrip.6.7
Hke towaahip .7m tyatssat township 519
Center township, 'las martens' townshlp-ZJafi
Jseksesf towashlp-.litAgjess Cttr'U2UlZi3U
k r 1 vu-. , I j . -'-"ii
: .;"" i. j.; r-iiK-i -. rgF
, ' Anlowa catian. duiwcJBrawdlyib.
was war taMnuUiflmmnmA
. SvsetIstheeoMof day
When all the neHs are still;, -Earth
looks mU it list nlng lay,
For God to speak lus will.
In the clear roosd'o&i sky
On'caesfalS sinks theson
A soleata stiteBdsr which tas ejre
Scares dares to look upon.
While, on the other hand,
The ear moon rises clear,
And harmonies swell ware-like grand,
And flow from sphere to sphere.
"God's wUlUdoa la HeaTtel"
Comes from the settlae son ;
And to the rising moon is giren
A voice, "His will bo done:"
Pale Venus, ncrrMirs,
Comes forth as if by name;
God called out one by one Ills stars,
And one by one they came. ,
And in the midst I stand,
.Smitten with sadden awe
The world goes forth at Uod's command,
His will their perfect lav.
Oh that I T?are as they,
My roone of blessing day bydar!
For so Thy will is done.
Lord, make Thy law my will:
As these I cannot bo;
But help mc freely to fulfill
Thy purpose, loving, free:
Aed in that law of love
Make all our wills as one ;
That, "as it is in Heaven abofc,"
On earth,- Thy will be done I '
Those who will abandons friend for.
one error, know but very little of the' human
In London; strangers, or "casuals" as
as they are called, are not admitted into the
churches until the regular congregation arc
all seated. -
There arc 2S7 incorporated colleges in
the United States, tlust annually turn out an
aggregate of about 400 D. D.'s. (
As a ship held by anchor looks as though
it were going out with the tide, yet never
'goesyso some souls that seem constantly -to
be getting rirer"to Christ never 'come, be
cause they - anchored and held by some
It depends much upon how we get into
trouble, whether it will be Tery disagreeable
or endurable. Jonah and Paul were both
in a storm. The first got in by disobedience
and found it all but sulfcrable; the other was
in the path of duty and found it pleasant.
The angel of the Jxrd stood by him, and
the everlasting arms were beneath him.
God's word is like God's world varied,
very rich and beautiful. You never know
when you have exhausted its secrets. The
Liblc,like nature, has something for cvery
mind. Look at the Bible in a new light,
and straightway yon see sonw "new charms.
Robertson says: "There is a persecution
sharper than the axe. There is m iron that
goes into the heart deeper than the knife.
Cruel neers 'and sarcasms, and pittilcs
judgment, and cold-hearted calumnies thee
One drop of ink will blacken a -whole
glassful of pure water. So will one evil
communication make the whole heart foul.
Oh, beware of those evil words. You might
drop manv drops of pure 'water into the
inky tumbler, but it would have no percep
tible influence. So it will take thousands of
good words and good instructions to root out
this evil wonl.
Within the last few years the progress
of religious enlightenment throughout the
East has been very great. Forty years ago
a complete copy of the Old Testament could
not be found in the city of Jerusalem. At
the pncnt time there are twenty-four Pro
testant schools in Palestine, in which 1,000
childretl are taught the Bible. In Svrij and
Mesopotamia the hearts of the luisKionarics
are cheered by the spread of the truth.
Selfishness, by its 'own law, not only
trioves in simple circles, but is short-lived.
What men do for themselves is soon expen
ded 'And is soon forgotten. Even the monu
ments wliic men ostentatiously build for
themselves refuse long to carry their names,
and often subjebt them to contempt, rather
than to praise or memory. Only that part of
a man's life which includes other men's good
and especially the public good, is likely to be
felt long after he himself is dead. .
The fresco painter lays tIsenaB on
the damp wall, and they seem to fade away.
Nothing is there. Again he applies the
brush, and the colors are gone. But he pa
tiently applies them again. They do not
fade away; they strike ui, and remain to
shine brilliantly, and the peculiar genius of
the artist is left there for centuries. So with
your work. Kepitition fixes your influence
and lays uKn the soul of those you teach
the colore of your own diameters, there to
remain more enduring than the fadeless fres
coes of Michael Angelo.
BOOKS AXD BttvKXAKERN. ,f
. Mi Phelps, whose success began with
"Gates Ajar," is making more money than
any other American writer.
. PcrhajM the most concise criticism on
Mr. Disraeli's last novel that lias yet ap
peared, iu the following: " 'Ithair' is
snobliism mitigated by epigram."
Thomas Hughs, the author of "Tom
Brown," is expected in this country about
the 20th. No Englishman would lutve a
warmer welcome from the old and young.
The 1 Jiis-sian Minister is said to be trans
lating Mark Twain's "Innocents Abroad."
This coming autumn Dr. Holmcswill
bring out a volume of prose essays entitled
"Mechanism is Intellect and Morals."
1 rr-E. P. Kingston's book, giyiuginecdotcs
and incidents of his career as agent and com
panion of Artemus Ward, hxs been published
The publication of Mr. Swinburne's
new volume of poems, entitled "Songs Be
fore Sunrise," announced by Mr. F. S. Elli,
of London, is delayed by a threat of pro
ceedings in chancery by the poet's late pub
lisher, Mr. Camden Hatten. '
. Dickens, we are informed' on the au
thority of Mr. 'Blanchard Jcrrold, in the
Gentleman's Magazine, left behind, him a
"Life of Our Saviour," which he wrote 'for
the religious instruction of his children.
This Iraok is to be published, and will, un
doubtedly, give the stamp to his religious
convictions, which have been the subject of so
much disputation among divines.
X 'New Jersey anti'jiiariaii. claims to
hae discovered a letter written by Edgar A.
Poe, in which he asserts that he was not the
author of the "Kavcn," but received it for
re vi-iou from his friend Samuel Fenwick',
with the request that he would publUh it over
his own name, in order to secure its cireular
tion. Poe rejected the proposal, but de
layed its publication until after the real au
thor's death, when, in a fit of intoxication,
he -igncd his name to it and sent it to the
What Clarke tins Done for the? Settler.
From the Lawrence Joornsl.
A few facts will illustrate. There is no
need of denunciation or the use of rhetoric in'
a discussion of a question of this kind.
1. Mr. Clarke has done nothing to help
the settlers of the Neutral Lands. The ques
tion of title still remains undecided. He has
attempted to do nothing at the last session
because his silence was purchased.
'2. Clarke would do nothing to help tlie
scalers on the Black Bob lands, because' lie
is a member of the Black Bob gang to steal
the lands. Senator Boss finally got tlse
whole maUer referred to Congress without
prejndice to the rights of settlers.
-'!. Senator Koss got a bill passed through
the Senate for the sale of the New 'York
lands to actual settlers at $2 50 per acre.
Tho'ljill slept in the house. Mr. Clarke
made no attempt to get it passed.
4. Senator Boss got a bill passed through
the Senate tor sell the Cherokee strip, about
400,000 acres, to settlers at SI 25 per acre.
Clarke made no attempt to pass it through
the Houss. i
5. Senator Hoss got a bill passed through
the Senate to sell the Quapaw strip to settlers
at $1 25 per acre. Mn Clarke made no' at
tempt to get the bill passed through the
House, where it yctsleeps. 1
6., He has made no attempt to have the
Kansas resere, 215,000 acres, opened tb
This is the record of the "great statesman"
on the land qusstion this his championship
A Celestial Flirtation. (
r From the "Providence Journal. J (
Grim old Saturn and thessiryoHHsr Moon
have been cam ing on a great flirtation , We
watched tfieH,""sniniisr in the sky so high,!'
and were greatly amused at tbek goings on..
On Saturday i tuning tiny win treading the"
celestial, paway - living inUsaacy, and
whispering vows of eternal constancy, until
trip hv side thev sank below the western
'horizon, the royal lover all sorties- and graces,
ah'd'tlie queenly' maiden graadnsry accepting
mc uuuidgc ,14 " m ,
Ueforewe saw them again, a dstngehad
come over their dream. Xneatnots, weary
ing of her lover we have it from the best
authority swept "with her royal train.
directlv past the god ot'h'eavan, "occulting"J
his indignant vrarge from the eyes -of all ob?
servers. - '- - I :
Tt was ammana- to watch them on Band!
'evening. Old Sntflm had "gotten hiaselt
np regardless, mr order to win oacx iae
favor of his cor niistreBa. He wore three.
priceless rings of shining gold and hearenly 1
j lustre, while eignt qisiaoncii, peeaess amoag
sparkled in dazzling riorr 6a ntt
kingly crown. But it was all in iin. The
proud queen was unmoved by his devotion,
untouched by his prayers.
"Seated in her silver car," her garments
shimmering with silver light, she kept mag-;
nificently her distance from her deairing
lover, and mounted to the Benith without
deigning him a repentant glance. When
last we looked upon them, near midnight,
Saturn was sinking low in the west, h pale
face upturned for. one kind glance, one part
ing word of friendly greeting. But little
cared the Queen of Night for the nomage of
one pale star, as in the height of her power,
and in the 'supremacy of her beauty, she
flooded the earth with soft radiance, and
made, the. lesser lights pale before the majesty
wnich'snrrotmdeaher. Thousands of twink
ling orbs were ready to be blotted from their
places in the sky if 'they might only stand in
the pathway consecrated by the celestial
tread, only" touch the hem of the trailing
robes, breathing the olivine aroma of her
A crystal ghcst-fA glass shade.
A Ice is four cents a. pound in Lynchburg.
Bichmoud promises to show a popula
tion of 55,000.
Brigham Young showed textiles at In
dianapolis. Musical instrument-, closely resembling
the modem flute, have been lately discovered
in 1'ompeit. -. ,
Bav Countv, Michigan, has increased
from 3,'l 04 population, in 1SO0 to 15,903.
A Kentucky paper wants two composi
tors who can "adjudicate grammcr."
The newest chiregraphic star in Paris
calls hime!f La Torpille, or, The Tor
pedo. Manistee, MicJiigan, ha a plum orchard
of forty acres and 0,000 trees.
Railroad excursions for the benefit of
churches arc now popular in California.
California has "beat ils on heat 110 in
the shae'e, August 2.
The Sonoma County, California, wine
crop for this year is estimated at 1,000,000
Twelve hundred tents were sent to Des
Moines for the reunion of the Iowa soldiers.
Dear mutton. A tender line of Lamb
recently sold 'for thirty Fcvcn dollars -at an
autograph ale in London.
EU-ctrophotoniicogniphy means the art
of photographing objects as magnified by
the microscope, by the help of electrical
light. ;. ' .?
Eighty members of the present Con
gress served in the army. Sixty-nine of
them are Republican-, and eleven Democrat-.
Two men, father and son, liavc held the
office of County Clerk of Grayson Connty,
Kcniuckv, ever since it was organized in
the year 1SH5.
Hendricks countv, Indiana, has the
champion heavy "weights a brother and
si-tir who weigh" together over 1,200,
MiuiK-uU tell- a story of finding a fine
Hlvcr ccl. The story was coined and the eel
ought fo he.
Hall County, NcbraMsi, offers Sl00,000
to the Burlington A Missouri River Railroad
Company to make it the oint of junction
with the'Unioi Pacific' instead of Kearney.
The New Orleans jfTmcs says that from
late indications, at lean two negroes, Jim
Harris and Bob Elliott, will be elected mem
bers of the Forty second Congress.
La-tyear the Democratic papers found
fault bccin-c the President attended horse
races, and this vrar they sneer at him be-,
caiHC he does nof.
Fifty Inrrel- of pirkles was one of the
items of stipplv for the Iowa soldiers' re
union at Des Moir.e- and of cheese more
than six tons was ordered.
The hog ordinance hxs leen declared un
constitutional in con.-titutional Kentucky. It
allowe-I'thc iKilice to impound hogs running
at large in the streets.
Bccchcr, ' having pitched into tobacco
smokers and chewers quite .savagely, sudden
ly tums'with pity on "the woman who mops
up," and threatens to write an article about
An oVcrver says that "children are not
so well-behaved since the mothers liave taken
to wearing high-buttoned boots." This is
supposed'to be a jest on the disuse of slippers
for spanking purposes.
The latest "oldest living Freemason" is
said to be David Style-, of Prescott, Wiscon
sin. He is in hU lOoth year, and was made
a Mason on the 2Ut day of May, 1797, over
seventy-three years ago.
A 'young lady from the rural districts
went Jo "Dos Moines to sec an elephant. In
the street cars the conductor said to her:
"Miss, your fare." " Well, if I am," she
replied, 'T don't want anv more of vonr
Father Hyacinth has written a letter,
dated July 30th. to the French papers, in
which he denies that the Council, which pro
fesses to have imposed the "pretended dog
ma" of the infallibility of the Pope was in
anv scnac ecumenical.
A voting lady who nas invited to a picnic near
ituWrly, a few I'ajs ago, dcilincl the invitation in
the following lines, which we take from the Mo
bcrfy (Mj.) Mititorot the Ctli:
If to broil and to lake and to butter
T11 bottle, to slice, and to lack,
To get oil lcfire ymi are ready.
Ami befiire you are ready eunio back;
If taking a jent at a iie-diih, .
And Iumiis jur unit in the pra-".
Ami htiii3liiK!nin your pudding,
And rnaili take a bath in your gloss;
If tmd- lmMin hop mi your sandwich,
And l-etles iu-ectintf jour bread,
When lirauiMicand thorat catch your feet,
And worm- n-It down on your head;
If -c-atleriiij; iu vrry direttion,
Te-eek fur foliage, and coer,
And find you have'jt:t Iwn onl'tripped
ny write Sinth .Tunc and her lover;
If in pitlicrinK up all the fragments
Of suih an Arcadian feasf,
You kiii' ttel! whetIier't-4 nuwt Iiko
liiitttl.uDiiieiit f-riuon or for l-.iit;
lf that kind nf thinj; enjoyment,
IiiUonser or jlmrtcr iiiesnre;
And jqu' re simple enough to Micte h,
why, then, help jour-ilf to Hie pleasure;
Kut tonne, (I speiiffronr experience;
.The -ubjtrt I'n'tlorel pumut-l).
The ryply will ! found lit -tripturr-, - '
" pray to hold me ovcu-ed. "
J'ropoNod Jkcunrture of a Siih-Cottnraitl-
tco'to tli Iiittinit Country, ?., e.
Frum the. St. LotiM iH-mocraf.
p;ucjljiefat"lr;niiie. The general objects
of (he et)!umi-sion and the names of the nieni
,lers arq slateil below.
Tlie comtiiis-icn coiL-ii-ts of the following
cenf Semen: Felix IS. Brunot, Pittsburg, Pa.,
Chairman; Uolwrt Campbell, StI Ixuis; Jfa
than JJMiop,' yew Tork; Win. E. "Dodge.
New York; Johif .'V. ' Farwell, Chicago;
Henry S. Iine, li'uliann; George II. Stuart,
Philadetihi-i; Kilvrard S. ToTx;y, Boston;
John D. Lang, Mc. : Vincent Colver, New
lorkj Secretary, ,
At a recent nuetiii of theBoardof Indian
Commi-'iimcrs In ffew York, Hon. E. S.
"Parker, Indian Commis-ioner, was present,
and set forth the; objects of the commission,
for the present, fo be to ascertain the wishes
of the O-ac Indiana in regard to their re
moval to the; Indian country, to Mipervise
the avmeiits to the I'ottawatomies, Weas
and afiliatcd,,lj-inds ,in Kana., and the
Creeks in fhc Indian territory; and while
there to ascertain the cau-e of 'the reported
troubles near Tort Sill, Camp Supply; to
visitllcd Cloull at Fort Laramie, and Spot
fc'Tail on the White Uiver; locate their
sgen'acs, Ac"., and to a?i-t him (the Com
missioner) in the selection, iiu-pection,
storage and traa-portation of Indian annuity
The ideas of General Parker were regarded
as a plan of action, and they were adopted
accordingly. One of the first and most im
portant duties ..wa.Uia purchase of annuity
Hoods, and'in thisjlessrs. Campbell, Dodge,
Farwell and Stuart acted conjointly. Some
$400,000 worth were bought at great adran-
tace lir the purchasing committee, and they
will be forwarded and apportioned to the
drnerent tribes as soon as tossible.
Tsse Aralest ltetrt 9f aster Kail. I
From the LnrJon Array and Navy Gazette, Aug I
The following is a correct statement of the
Available .strength of he :French and Prus
sian armies: r
- Frenc1iAnhy. Total strength of field
army, 280,400; army of reserve," 93,000;
troops' rcmafningin Algiers, 50,000; in forti
fications, depot, cy In France, 85,000;
available for calling in, 143,000 total, 658,
Xorth German Armv. Present strength,
of field army, M7J8JS8, with 1,212 guru;
reserves, JOiJgi, with 234 guns; leaving m
lunaicauojv, esc, .104,132, witb zvigm
total strength, 700,905, vith.1,686 anas.
. Army turn-shed by the SousJsk Genaan
States. Bavaria, 117,438 acta, 240bbs;
Wutembanr;'34fiS0. ma. 66 eras: Baden.
Juycsrnen, M'guBf totaJ, Jo-aUg
.ItwilLthnsbeoK! tlml the ahnla arail-
LUb troops of fheGeripan States: amount to
.tae coJorsaiijtigure of 'M,olJ sea, witb
:2fiX guns, . k
Col.,' I'oberl Campbell, of this 'city, and
Mr. Felix 11. Brunot, of Pittsburg, Indian
Coiniiii-'-ioner, contemplate starting on Mon
day next, "to meet Bed Cloud and his princi-
The Crown Prince over the blue 31 osello
Has crossed ai tact, not Buaey,
For he had a nice little story to tell
He pat oasds sword sad his sharpest spurs.
And taldaf aa the advaaea aa
Tat HanhsU retired to the fertreas of Teal,
The Crown Prince draw to his royal breast
It aud him so nusl to see sack a sisht
So deeply enrswed that to dance he
Becsa beesosa he'd fcr msny a year
So he waxed his moustache till 'twas stiff as
And, sharpening np his line, be '
Straddled his hone and bade adieu
To Nsncy .
And the Crown Prince looked on with & fierce
And, as If in a pleaeant trance, he
it in the little ears
And sitting- there till this very day.
His fortunes to enhance, he
Otters his hand and he oaVrs his heart
- To Nancy.
A match game Incendiarism.
The dreas-circle Crinoline.
Advice to doctors Live and let live.
The height of the season Fahrenheit.
What auctioneers like to set; Forbid
ding countenances. ' ' ,
If "years roll on," time must "come
French arms don't seem, after all, to be
superor to German Hans.
On the 9th inst,' a lady in Chicago
thanked a gentlemn for a seat in a street car.
Could it have been? That "Hogg's
Tales" were written with a Hogg pen.
No wonder eves sometimes look plcadimr
and sorrowful: they are under the lash all the
time. yea Orleans Times.
When women come to sit in the jury-box
possibly infants teuayget to be criers in courts.
A sick man was told that nothing would
cure him but a quart of catnip tea. "Then
I mtt-t die," said he, "for I don't hold but a
The New Era In Greece it is not the
golden age, not the silver age, nor the iron
age, but the brigand-age.
I man in Iowa City, in drawing a check
to pay a railroad bond tax, made it payable
to "highway robbers or bearer."
Blank forms of proposal are used by
Minnesota ladies when their young men are
slow in coming to the point.
Folly To think you can make liorkout
of pig iron, or that you can become a shoe
maker br drinking sherry cobblers.
X Philadelphia paper gives the follow-
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mg grammatical uiusixauon: 1 uiui, .1.111,
comparative, piano; superlative, peanuts.
Wanted a pupil from the school of
reform; lutir from the head of an old cane;
a few tears that a man shed when he cried
fire? the chair the sun sets in; the bed the
moon risen from.
People who are always tixhiug for com
pliments do n need very long line-. They
will get their liest bites in shallow water.
A Xew York tailor wa,s Martled, the
other day, by the return of a bill which he
had sent" to a magazine editor, with a notice
that the "nianti-cript as respectfully de
clined." Not having heard from the delnting so
cieties in relation to the conundrum : "Why
do hens always lay eggs in the day time?"
a cotemporary answers, "Because at night
they are rooMer."
The following notice apeared uioii the
west end of a country meeting house: "Any
hndv Htickine bills arain.-t this church will
be prosecuted according to law, or any other
The population of I.ancat-ter, Pa., is
Havanna averages, thirty deaths ier day
Indiana never knew such a sicklv season
for children as this.
The Bed Stockings want to join
It Ls said that there is universal discon
tentment throughout Mexico, and a unani
mous demand for new reforms.
Miss Edine Howard's idea of temper
ance is that men had better ccl drunk at
once on "straight whiskey," than waste all
day doing it on beer.
"A tall, striking, intense brunette"
stands four chances of getting married at
Ixng Branch, where a blonde does one.
It is stated that the Cardiff Giant has
been shipped to Russia, for "planting."
The droncht in Europe is creating an
increased demand for American hay, and
29,616 bales have been exported from New
York thas far, this year, against 18,349
during the corresponding peaind of 1869.
The prisoners in the Yancey villc, (Va.)
Penitentiary were all marched to the polls
witfi bayonets behind them, wtu-n ttiey voted
the democratic ticket with the unanimity
common to the class.
In Westchester countv, N. Y., at Jtve
Lake, a young girl slipped into the water,
from which a boy fourteen years of age,
named Roach, the onlv son of a widow,
sought to save her. ilis strength failing,
both were drowned, and are now buried in
the same grave. -l
Xapalearn at tae Fraat Hla ece-atlass
at Jlets "TBe nea-ureett nmur.
Meti Crrendence of the Ixmlon Standard.
The Emiicror and Prince Napoleon arri
ved to-night at 7 p. m., therefore the ball
will soon be oj.en a ball where every air is
set for a dance of death. Fact ami inevitable
inference. As I hurried down to the letter
box at the railway station,' where the mails
are taken up to 7:10 o'clock, the streets were
lined with crowds, half military, half civil
ian, attending tlie coming of tlio sovereign.
Curious rather than enthusiastic thot-e
crowds, but execissively good-humored. I
had great difficulty in pushing my way down
to the station. The passage wan kept clear
by gendarmes on loot and Lent Oardes on
horse, who charged wildly backwanl ami
forward now and again, while a picket of
trusty Aouavex paced under the massive
arches of Porto Scriianom. By dint of
much entreaty I was allowed to pass
the barriers guarded by the Zouaves, and
got down to the terminus, winch was sur
rounded by all the idlers of Metx, noisy juve
niles being by far in the greatest propor
tion. A shout of " Vive l'Empereur " was
raised at intervals by the voung blood. But
the fact is, Frenchmen do not know how to
cheer; a tew paddies should be sent across to
teach them. The Cent Gardceo-caUtd be
cause their .full strength is 140) curvetted on
the Place before the station. I had just cast
my letter into the box when a movement of
the crowd indicated that his Imperial Majes
ty had come, and was about to enter his
6onne rfflc of Metz for the second time since
his accession to the throne. His fir-t visit
was on the 27 of September, 1857, on which
occasion he stopped two days in the town.
Hats were lifted and a hearty cheer was rais
ed, the boys, as youth's tradition is, leading
cheerily off. The four Cent Gardes in front
drew their long straight swords, wheeled
about, and headed the procession at a walk.
After them came a pair of outriders in the
dark green imperial liverv. with creamv.
buckskin breeches, sitting chestnut horses,
with blinkers to their .eves and a
chime of Valdai bells round tlieir necks.
Then, again, a quartet of Cent Gardes, and,
alone, with an open space to himself, a rider
in costume of harlequin brilliance, with a
beadle's cocked hat over his lordly brow,
and hnatsman's whip in his yellow gloved
hand. The Emperor's carriasre followed, a
plain barouche drawn bv four hones ridden
br DostiDions. His imnerial Maiestr occu-
Tiied the rurht side of the back seat, lie was
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dressed in the uniform of a General of divis
ion, and wore on his left breast a star of the
legioa of Honor. "He looks ill," remarked
a friend who was beside me; but this friend
had never seen him before. A sallow com
plexion is peculiar to the family. The
present Emperor has it; so have Prince Na
poleon and Prince Pierre, and so had the
Great Captain, from whom the house has its
rise, and whose marble-like palor, turn
ing betimes to an ashy tint, is historical.
In my jadgment, Napoleon IU. is
in excellent health, bat a little
jaded, as well he may be. He smiled, not
the sickly sea-grean smile that very incomp
etent ana partial witness, Mr. Kinglake, lent
him at Souerino, where, forsooth, he played
the rofe of coward, hut a gratiied and con
tented smile. He was accompanied by Gen
eral de Waubert de- Genik and two other
lidw dr nmp A squad of Cent Gardes fol
lowed the carriage, and then came a second,
open like the first, containing the Prince
Imp-rial, attended by two officers of rank.
.The child was pale; he has the delicacy of
color of hiaasgnst mother, fast he was full
of "nrriiTi rr: --.1 "" ed his cap- and
replaced it almost coadanontly as the crowd
1 hwnd him At first the populace did not
parir to know who the little lad ia thesub
lisatrniiTit'n aniform was, bat the woman, as
a eosvJasjoa at once, and wre fast and loraj
est ia their eries. ' ftre tha Priace
Imperial." More Cent (&rd clattered by,
and then iaeaeeae and pair came Marshal
Baaune: bat there was bo mvor for even fa
marshal af Fiance to-night tad the multi
tndea closed in, pressing fcnoosiy behind the
Frosafthe Council Grove Advertiser.
We and tniaaa-eet-stanted -aews in Tues
day's Topeka Commcmwealtk:
"'Last Saturday night a nuscegenated wed
ding took place in Ncrth Tcwel ai the res
idence of John Dennis, colored. A white
man, named King, was married to a colored
woman, named Lewis. Bet. Payne per
formed the ceremony. The bride has a hus
band and two children living five miles
northeast of Topeka, and after the wedding
she sent out for the children. The amalga
mated couple left for Emporia yesterday
From other information we infer the item
points out a couple answering the description
at Council Grove. An attorney at law at
this place, by the name of M. "W . King, and
a black woman, named Lewis, are living
together as man and wife. We do not call
in question the right 'of a white person to
marry a black one, but it is strange that one
of Kang'a antecedent professions and history
should take the step. King is a Democrat
(or was up to the day of the occurrence) and
a full blown rebel, having been a Captain in
the rebel army.. Though disfranchised, he
took a particularly active part last fall in the
county contest against, tne republicans, and
on tlie evening of the election, when it be
came known that the Democracy were suc
cessful, he gathered together in his office a
number of nk political order, employees on
the road then being built, and who had
participated in the actions of the day, who
made the night hideous with whiskey, and
applying expletives of "abolitionists." with
oaths and words of obeccnity attached, to the
defeated. We do not know as Mr. King
sanctioned such action, more than by pcrmit
ing the men to remain in his office, and we
recall the instance merely to note the change
in his feeling in short period. He lias been
a resident of Council Grove for nearly the
past year and a half, and during that time
has been very successful in his practice, and
has stood high in the profession At times
he has been quite dissipated aud his intem
perance has seemed to ue his only drawkick.
We have heard, though we hardly know
where, that Mr. King has a wife living in
Texas, who is a perfect lady. 1 le- ha in
formed us time aud ag-.iin, that he had Ixui a
married man, but that his wife Has dead.
Mrs. King, or Mrs. Lewis, ha alxmt one
fourth white blood in her veins, and i- Mid
to have been a former slave on the plantation
of King's father.
The community, almost toa jerii, depre
cates the amalgaflistior and teel outraged
over the occurrence. If Mr. King or Mrs.
Lewis h?s.a former partnJ.. hiy should be
held to strict accountability, ""dherw ise there
is no other alternative but That the couple
shall live in their o-.vn domicile in such
peaceable manner a they shall c!m-.
. PKKOK JIX K.N.
I'm tl'iienil Jinks uf thcrw bibmv.
Ini jNi C rnrmr -ViiiwiiiV;
siiir raM-aN thinL lintiiileiw,
Kut I'm he-id of the amit?
I teach the ratilile "Vif It Frain,
Vive Is Kianw. Virc la Kr.imv."
I tcaili tlie raliMe Vile la I'miee"
And iii.itii-m roirmt ti llwariu
lir, ymi know, mv -.mt,- nni. li n.i litti
war I'iimt and liirn. Tliry n-il-i"lih rrt't-. timi
know, ami want vum-Mood-lc'tin,:: and if I dun' I
let'em lft v.mc Iii-ia:i !!!, it's trii t.. one
tliev It sonic nf mint ir mi -ill's, ml lint
wouldn't ! at all, Ji.u Iuwt for
t Ii-ntnil J I'iks of I he yraml .-,
I know I ought at liome totay,
1 can not light tlieotBifia,
Hut I'm head uf llicariui '.
I inintrr all ui iolli,;eiir,
Jly .-uiraviersand my chav-eurn.
And arm them all with imtrailleur-.
Oh, ain't it a tcrnluV .inn "
Wntn I lift home KiiKcnir criiil,
Kuuiie cried, O, hon Hhecne,!. j
And I rather fell, ly lli way -limneil,
I wasn't cut out for tlit-.irniy.
For, to tell the truth, I neti-rrmiM ki the Ii.ihk
of the taitio; and then you know I ilon't mention
it to any one but then Pr. Ntttleioti, li p-.-i.v-the
the rrjintl well, in hort that I h.iien't the
phy.iraN iluwandcd l; a vvere iaiiiui);ii, ami
suih .ismih'ht Is- rxtettnl I'
CeneraUiuks of the yntiul arnnr,
1 know Iout;lit at home to tay,
I nnnol ficht, mr officers .iy.
But I'm liead'of tliearuiy!
The rnraians ther raum on v Cit
I wascomtK-IIeil to leave at la-it,
Itefore they hould come rtnlilne i
Anl pdihle me upwiih my army.
My manuals then, they all did otioui,
Tliey all did shout, they all cried nut.
.Mr luanuau then Iney all ilia suoiii,
Vliy, litk him out of thf nrmy.
The- Call of tae luranilllff.
The call of the State Central Committer
seems to give general satisfaction, and it is
because the people are opposed to the Clarke
crew of corruptioni'dH. The Osage Chronielt
""Tlie State Central Committee nut at Law
rence on last Tuesday. Clarke's 'official
crew,' headeil by himself, were present in
force from eery jiortion of the State, as also
many good men who have grown tired of the
shameless manner of the bargain and sties
of our Congressmen, and the unenviable
name we have received in Washington and
"Under the call (Kige county will have al
least four, and we guess five, delegates in tin
Convention. The best that we could hojM
for under Sidney's arrangement, would havt
been two. Uiion the announcement of tht
determination of the committee, some ol
Clarke's friends ojwnly acknowledged tha'
such a Convention would beat Clarke. Th
U. S. Assessor declared that Clarke wouh
haul off and try his luck before the Legisla
ttire. It was a grand triumph fortlieeoplc
and let them squirm. The Clarke organ
are Indorsing the call, now that they can'
help themselves, but it is with a poor face.'
The Caersfsan mtn!tMters.
The North German t'urrerimnjrnt, of I5er
lin, of July 4th, says:
The commanding officers in the Kuril
German army are now all :ipMiiited. Th
feiiperior officers of the general staff" will b
General Itlumcnthal, Colonel ilc Stiehle am
nerwarth de l'ittentield and Vogcl il
Falkca-teln have leeii cntrtL-teil with th
military government of the proviuc- partic
ularly exposed to the eventualities of war.
The guards are to lie commanded !;
Prince Augustus, of Wurtcmburg.
The First corps d'armee by fJeneral d
The Second by General Fraiiecky.
Tliinl General von Alvvn-lebcn'll.
Fourth General von Alvvnslcbeii 1.
Fifth CJcncral dc Kirchbach.
Sixth (Jencral de Tiimjiling.
Seventh General de Itastrovr.
Kighth General de Goben.
Ninth Ciencral de Manttin.
Tenth General de Voights-ltln tz.
Eleventh by General de Rose, and
Twelfth by the Crown Prince of Saxony
anTaa; frons Clarkr NIksmI Pstlssi
r lFnimlheToi-ka Kecorl.J
"Suj))Osc I hate shystered the Price rai
claims in the interests of mvvclf and a ham
ful of friends," argues this man C'larkr
"Did I not vote for theimKsichmeiit of And
Johnson?" "Granted that I hul a band i
the Black Cob fraud, and ex petted a "bare
tlie profits: Dil I not, vote for the abolitiii
of slavery?" "SupHe 1 did ' II out' ti
settlers on the Neutral Ianils: Did I in
vote for iiujiartial sufTrage?" "Ailmittt
that all the charges of my accusers conren
ing my jierKmal integrity are well founde
Have I not given my 6tipport to all the lea
ing measnres of the Republican arty?"
This sort of stuff won't do. fvmndncwM
the "main question" won't cover or cauc
plain and positive accusations or corruptiu
Tlie people of Kansas want a radical Repu
lican to represent them in Congress ol cours
but they auo srunr an honest man a man who
personal integrity is above reproach. Ai
Sid. Clarke is not such a man.
HaamsM Natural Hlatary Mortofy.
The third annual meeting of the Kanx
Natural History Soaiety will be held in ti
city of Lawrence, beginning on Mond.
evening, the 5th of September proxiin
Two public lectures will be delivered
Monday and Tuesday evenings of the sessi
by eminent sjieakers. Paers based
original investigations are expected from t
naturalists of the State. Reports of t
operations of the Society during tlie p:
year will be given, and statements of t
present status of natural .-cience. in the Stat
A rare opportunity will be furnished natun
ists for mutual acquaintance and for exchan
of duplicate specimens between naturaln
and the several institutions of the Stat
Free entertainment will be furnished to i
those attending the annual meeting by t -citizens
of Lawrence. The meeting ise
pected to be one of unusual interest and il '
portance, and the attendance and co-opei
tion of all the friends of natural science
the State is cordially solicited.
By order of the Executive Committee.
B. F. Mcdge, President.
John D. Parks, Secretary.
'John Roger' s nine ehBdren, ami onf at tAe Irnui h
Were bat nine, as I make it," said Harry:
There were ten, as I agoi it up, ' ' said hkrgoa
'Or there would not aare been awe to carry. I