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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 18TO.
THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES.
AiiZuT AND WEEKLY.
llll. UJ.l)i:sT PAl'Klt IN KANhAB.
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OFFICE No. IS A tX SlIAWXEX STRLET
nKPUBI.ICAX STATE CJ5VKXTIOX.
A Itrpuhhou f-tata Currentlon, to nominate
jiHlill-i'r,MeraVrof Congress, Uovmior, lieu
tenant Governor, AMocbte Jmtire of the Supreme
iitl, tyrrcUry of hint. Auditor, Treasurer, At
torney Cetieralfind huprrintendent of Public In
htrncliou, will oe beU at Topeka, on the
Nib jr rSfepteaaBwr, A. a-.S7,
At twelve o'rkick ui.
The H'-piitiliran voter of Kansas will, in each
It'-pru-.-nUtiveDutri'-t of the State, on the third
day ortSepteniter, A. D. 1870, In men manner and
furta at may be 2revnbe4 by the County or Dis
trict umitte? of each county In the Mate, elect
niie dIcKtot and, one alternate for every 2,500 in
lnl.ilnutM, or any fractional part thereof, in each
IUpn-utaliTe IHtrict, based upon thecenMitol
li-TO, an Till appeur by rertiCrite of the County
(.1,-rL, attached to the credentials of tlic scTcral
th l-att .
No proxies will be admitted to (aid convention.
The local diitrut committee of the several coun
liitur district aro requested to cause sufficient
noii'-e to be Riven of the time, place and manner of
the election of delegates and alternates, in their rc--K-ctiveeo-inlie.
P. P. Klder, Chairman.
M. M. Mltrdock, Sccretarj.
Til K KOTTEX C'AMPAICJX OF SPEEK
There is no more noticeable feature in the
present political campaign in this State than
the Ink of sincerity and earnestness on the
part tf the defenders of Speer and Clarke.
)f the dozen newspapers nominally on that
side nut a single one of them has made a
fsrioiis argument in behalf of Sidney Clarke's
claim-, for a rcnoniination to Congress. This
is a fact to which we have not before railed
.mention, but it is a very important one, and
never could be p-tid of any previous campaign
in this State.
And most of the journal claimed by
Cl.irke .is friendly to hint say nothing at all.
Such fit hie a ml duiub dogs must lw supreme
iy di-gii-ting to the Sjieei-Clarkc interest and
ownership. They woke up once, a few weeks
ago, whenwe replied to the Spcer-Clarkc
blackguardi'in by telling the people ju-t
what sort of scoundrels thews men were. The
mi i a 11 and sleepy tribe secnicd to be some
what ariiiivd, and they in one acconl and by
general consent united in a protest against
p r-onalitb-. Speer had long licen writing
the most fal-e, dirty and riliald Mud ever
wit in a newspaper, and his dirty but leepy
dogs had gloated over it all with a .sickening
' and smutty delight. Their indignation had
nut liccii arousal by the crimen of cither Hpcer
or Clarke, with which they and the whole
State were familiar, but when the truth was
told in regard to these ribald leader of the
rotten ring, they suddenly became aware of
the sin of truth-telling. But the course of
the Clarke newspapers has been much more
manly than that of Clarke, who, while claim
ing to decry iiersonalities, deliver a speech
es.nuiiiiiii nothing else. And his lies are
not in general told about candidate, ljut of
private citizen in regard to whom the public
ii not specially intereKfetl.
Hut the si 'ficant fact remains that
tlie Stwer-Clarkt. ing lias not mndc
an catm-st argument or an open
light. What lias Iieen done in
the way or buying men with money ami the
promise of office is not yet generally known,
but will be liefore the Convention meets.
Argument is not replied to, reasoning is not
met with reasoning, facts arc not refuted, and
the most roihing statements nrc not denied
or replied to. A canvas of unexampled in
terest has nearly closed it first and most
vital stage, and the important fact is dis
closed that the enemy cannot fight. It is
ashamed of its cause, and, so far as the news
piiie are concerned, allow it to go by de
fault. The Lawrenc Tributr, owned by
Chirk, and the little Fort Scott Tdeg.-am,
"imported .by Clarke, are the only fight-
inc biilies on Clarke' ride, and tlie
.lutiUton Union, owned liy one of Clarke'.
Ijnd Officers, is the only belligerent weekly.
Such lack of confidence was never shown be
tote; and such a weak line in front becomes
almost contemptible. A little spluttering is
done by the Emporia IKoitnry and the Me
dina Era occasionally mixes a little advocacy
of the adultery candidate with it diluted
teligion. but all of-he rotten journals are
afraid to oflend their subscribers by making
a positive tfgUt for a partnership juadc up a
dclaHlttr' and a.debaudbef.
Sjicer and Clarke nave a just right to com
plain of the weak way! in which their rotten
nc is defended. The patronage of two hun
dred poMofliceSjtwo hundred deputy marslials,
twenty mute agentu, a dozen Land Officers
:tnd a score of Anseasora and Collectors
tm;ht (o htvc led to better and more con
pieuoirs result. All this vast patronage
has not s-cured one able and popular daily
journal, and hai'notaied the support of a
single prominent itnd influential man. The
paucity of men is a thousand times more re
markable than the, weak-new of 'the new
paper following;- iWhm. land made fight,
lie Iran" prominent "men in every locality;
men who had tlie( confidence of .the people,
and who knew bow to conduct a campaign.
When; In tk State of Kansas is there a Brrt
'dsman wTtvsrtstrinSid. Clarke or John
,5peer?, Jfijwlicre. Thcre ls no sudi man,
to Ikj fiiiind, . , i '
TIicm: facts, thtis-iMi4tly alluded to, dls
ilosc the i Si SflltKn offilcatiipaign and
the strength of the opiKising forces. The
tWMNWravt'W'-wlaiyvilMa.dnteguty, ace all
on.me.side.-'ClirJHe' Mher sn'aig iohn
S!er, .5t..iC1Yafke,'fltoyt, Wholly Unreliable
Wonldv Epvay (& Speer bondsman) and
the jartfcBWyfutBrafized. .'Cofrry." iThc.
'government' paironage han been placc in
1(.uiI ns weak and inefficient a they arc un
scrupulous, ami jClarke finds ,himlf over
IMTwcred, crusliedj lcilkd, wkliin' aix weeks
afer his retnm frotir Washington. For we
lsk upon this" part of lKet campaign as, in
cfllvt, dosed. ' Clarke ha no reserves to call
i forward; and Sneer 'has, played once to ioften
Jills' arfnyieigyt trtouwd in ntraiberfarf
'iHleMiisiIvmtandueaa: ' . '
In the words or tkc,. astute and Ycncnble
ChoOerThomaa, oncfidarke'iBiajn adviser,
rMil,niWhH",oppohttit, Ihe whole State and
jiople arc: ''Pretty, cold for Clarke Pretty
cold, isuic as yuxt lite, l's prrdy cold fcr
0tr.c,,,H "aa "H" Inn l J
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AAXiie to .the, legjc of .tlie. Lmvea?
worth Tutssall the papers which oppcm
,JJx., Clarke "arc, jmauculate, .whileali who
supjioTt hint, hae,bea bpnKht'wh a price.
One of his personal specifications is -this:
"The editor of the Tafka-bmmoatr(oi is
Governor, Harvey,'- jcivato -,ecretary."
Wdl, what of it? lie rttxtr frvlc a line, in,
Jatvrtf Jfr. Gw&fi nomination, andirtercr1
irttxtd. OirpSteawporary iogjiiiixufa ftuW
lood which he tKuka Jrom ginorcxiticBi
fnu tow"VVe are filling to credit hw Vah
honest convictioos b fhis fight, and we insist
on reciprocal fidrncis. Topelu Gminon-
' "ffwex toHlhe'trntli.'we artakly feoui
not have "insinuated , a falich9od.J;Ir.
Burlingame has UiHahatnt from the State
until the last-ten days and cannot be cbarged
with what was done while he was away. The
Cbmnwiir-ffiA now conic pretty near being a
J power. "and its portion is hardly one
. 'i--. t zr i ... .s
nd ncutrautv.' lljans "an editor ol tlKiAgrcally
most positive character, fall of resources amjJ
vigor, and fond of nghtTTlie Lommonrca'lli,
it seems, docsrotcpiKy; Clarke, and its editor
"never wrote a line in favor of Mr. Clarkea
nomination, and never expecta to."
The truth of the matter is that Clarke hag
no friends. The- farther he advances in the
fight the more weaknea he develops, lie
is completely broken down, and those on
whom he Telicd or Support aad defence
hai: Iot all heart in the'Cglit.
JOV ll'ILMi THETMV MAD.
We learn from Mr. Philhrick, of Doni
phan, that the Doniphan County Board on
Tuesday decidedto transfer their interest in
the road from Atchison to White Cloud to
Jaa. F. Joy & Co. Tlie Atchison Board
met yexterday and would take the name
Mr. Joy agrees to begin shipping the iron
and laying the track within ten days, and to
have the road completed to the Nebraska
line bythe first of January. It Is believed
to Ie his purpose to extend it thence, next
year, to Lincoln, tlie capital of Nebraska.
This will open an important section of
country to Leavenworth, and give us fifty
thousand new customers.
Mr. l'hilbrick also informs .us that Mr.
Hall promises to build the river road, from
Doniphan to Wnthcna, sixteen miles, on
receiving the county stock in the St. Joseph
and Denver road. The line Ls an iinr-
tant one, and we now believe that it will lie
built. Doniphan, Atchison and Leaven
worth counties have reason to congratulate
thcmsehcb on these important movements.
Our prediction, made in March, that Sol.
Miller would this year be able to go from
White Cloud, near the Nebraska line, to
Baxter Springs, on the lino of the Indian
Territory, by an all rail route in Kansas,
will certainly prove true.
A coRRR-roxDEXTat the front says of the
Tttrcos serving in the French army: "The
Turcos come to Europe with a reputation for
daring and cruelty. They are mostly from
the tribe of KabyLs, liavc brown, almost
black faces, that noer sec Boap, thick lips
and protruding jaws, short cut hair, the
head covered with a white turban. Their
drcfes is a blue jacket with yellow trimmings,
blue pump antaloons, and a broad girdle
around the waist. They are said to be still
armed with the old infantry rifle with sword
and bayonet. They bring with them a great
nuulber of pet animals, such as cats and dogs,
the latter of which are of great riic and
trained to seize the bridles of the enemy's
horse, rtii-hing with their masters into tlie
tattle, and lteing of great service to them.
It has been related that some liavc tamed
jackals with them. Jti Algeria tlicso men
arc feared on account of their brutality and
liccntioitnes.; when drunk they arc perfect
brutes. Thev are the onlr Mohammedans
whom a traveller says he cer saw drunk,
and as the true Mussulman has a detestation
of tills vice, the Turcos arc greatly despiicd
The New lork Commercial Adiatixrr
sa s that tlie late D. G. Farragut w-as a sound,
steady Christian gentleman who knew what
his oath to support the government meant
and abided by his allegiance. In confirma
tion of this opinion otircotcmiorary mentions
the reply of the old hero when some officers
of the Confederacy oflercd him any iosition
which he could desire Pointing to the na
tional colors et floating alxjve tlic Navy
Yard at Norfolk, he exclaimed: "Gentle
men, I will seo every man of you eternally
d d before I would rai3 my arm against
Specimen's, of the work of a machine
which is expeited to do away with penman
ship, by substituting printing for writing,
are in circulation, xi is iicsttiugu as an in
stntment of small size, suitable to be set
tion a tabic, to lie "ojicrated" by playing
upon keys somcwliat like those of a piano.
The specimens, though by no means elegant,
indicate that the working of the machine
will produce some sort of "copy" in print,
though as yet it is all in capitals, is irregular
in stiacing, and is otherwise defective. The
speed of execution is gaid to lie greater than
that of ordinary handwriting.
J ERSASY AXD THE USITED NTATE8
The Convention of German Patriotic Aid
Societies has issued an address to the people
of the United States. It is dated Chicago,
Angu 19th, and is signed In- Edmund Jus-
sen, Dr. Von Hoist, Casiiar Butz, A. Rosen
thal and Dr. Wm. Taussig. It is pn able.
eloquent and patriotic appeal, nnd will meet
with a cordial response from all Union men,
Republicans and progressives in this country.
We copy the ojicning and concluding para
Fellow Citizens: When Louis Bona
parte strangled the French Republic, he
found it necessary to call upon thejieoplc for
the ratitication or his covp dctat. Ihe Presi
dent became Emperor, " through the mercy
of Divine Providence and the will of tlic
people of France." "Divine Providence,"
he asnotcd, approved of his perjury, and
the French nation desired that henceforth the
will of the perjurer should be the will of
France. Thus the second Empire began
with a shameless lie, i and thereby proved
it-elf at once the legitimate successor of the
first, for the entire history of the Napoleonic
race is a continl proof that the Napoleonic
system is butaii immeasurable lie.. The first
Napoleon proclaimed himself the banner
bearer of the French Republic, which jrc
tended to draw the sword but in its own de
fence. Napoleon III. says: . "The Empire
is peace." During the mgn or Jtapoleon J.,
as well as that of Napoleon III., the history
of France,- however, n an nniaterafred .
ray pf aggressive wars. 'With soldiers they
erected tlie throne, and bayonets have ever
been their sole ibuiidatiHU' The Empire is
war milkarV glory the ia' only basis upon
which the Nnpdlednie dynartjri can rest.
Only while France clictatoi her decrees to
other nations can she forget the disgrace that
n-m her own soil she -knows of nought but
servile submission; The first and thud Na
poleon have both frankly confessed -tfaat'anly
a disunited and belpfcssGcraianyiwoBldea
abha thcmllo dictate laws to Emopc, Once,
already, history has proven the troth of this
assertion, ami the -attempt unow Mag
made' to repeat the evidence - "f
The -Bonaparte -will .ever . i;
perish, because .in all theh-nlr nkniurii jaheV
oureganMd- tnemajaty nninenaMotJDGnu
ideas. These moral Mw and net Itiie
needle-iruii will decide the rtmggle. If ihe
mncai sentiment of therorhi, theretnne, will
proclaim' its preference, for the 'German
eanse, the warrictionthatj they-are batting
fee the can.se of the -world -will auka;thc
German patrioaiittvimafcle. If thedeckian
of America MemnhaUcaJly n nivor eftae
German cause, then the deciaion of.'hkbT
Is settled iaadnnoKicBotJf you believe
that' or urotnera are hlwdiay for your
cause as well as for their' own, we"" implare
you Jet y our nets daaenBtrateyonr con
Victiotwi i: Do not now-caoaei Toor hand.
which; Jieretoaure has, ahrayaiaeen. auaU'
omly open whatever fmleriBg wm to fan ap
peased or tears to be driedJ V Yon ybarmlf
have experienced, whh what diaiercntnmo
lioos tlm wjhlieK face Ihe Itnimfit SitMm
he knows thattheaoffaerinifaal unjiiliil and
the willows and orphans at homeamCinHet
with kind hvailBiaiBompmsaiDaaas hands.
The ofmsciaiiMtss ftf hate jaanei-handnwith
uai m aausung ftwanr,trjnaay,-viu
faeaAhaeaa? to iyenvnaiU'w mmtj
f Uhbei that themaril and inmtcrial
ance-vhich America .extends to. One
will be returned n thcnnnndloH,fcrthi-nr
can onlv tci iiunalr walh tae complete anni
hiktioa of all "Napaleanic idaal,'-and wih
Ihe permaaantxMatioaflra united flui.i,
a rcuk,rk, aafeyairrnndaesres"aCyeaiaj
teiM aecare the pnioa'qCEBrepB, r
ultri asaSBBalEdSBBaTJr: c ,
'TWrf Crown PrlnceBf -PrWik1 trarefled
very rapidly lhroaghJi&vanaJJ1(IA!JjJiT
stadt, however, be left his carnage, and after
theofficcra had been-preKaied to-'-'hJigjJhe
spoke as follows: "Gentlemen, I introduce
myself to you as the Commander-in-Chief of I
I tfce Bavarian Army. J cannot teH youhow
kt .. , - , r -,'. ?i 1 '
honored I fail at votir Kinc having
trusted thi?io.-4 to'mc. We will not con-
ceal Iroiii tmrscivcs tnai wc arc auoui to enter
on a ilifiiailt contest, but the general enthusi
asm which we find in evcrv district of Ger
, . m- -J- :
many induces me to hope that, by the help
of God, it will be a victorious contest, which
willJead to a. lasting peace and the prosperi
ty of Germanv. Let as, therefore, depend
on our good cause and on our good swords."
Sidney Clarke, in his" speech on Friday
day night, assiduously avoided the charges
made against him throughout tlic State, and
contented himself bv abasing I. S. Kalloch,
Thaddetts II. Walker, D. W. Wilder and
ex-Governor Robinson, of Lawrence, and lie
would have included the proprietor of this
paper, had he not been present to respond to
anv charges he might make.
Why did the Honorable Sidney Clarke
select those few men as the target at which to
spit his venom? Why did he not include
all the opposition, instead of singling out a
few? It was becau-c he dare not do it! It
was because the people are opposed to him
and his corrupt iiolitical career, which is so
vile that he dare not publicly discuss it Ic
forc any Kansas audience. That is why he
singled "out these few individuals, who are
but grains of sand in comjiari-on to the
many thousands of other honest opponent
of Sidnev Clarke in Kansas. fort Scott
Clarke has pursued the same course at
ccry meeting he has addressed. It haslieen
his policy, and that of his partner, John
Scer, from the beginning. Sjicer is labor
ing tintkr the weight of dcfaclation, steal
ing, forgery ami lierjury. Clarke sustaias
him, and aids him in buying up grand
juries, and in postponing Specr's trial for his
crimes until the State Convention has met.
Clarke adds to his political crimes the guilt
of adultery, and of constantly keeping a pros
titute, and he ran away from his n itive State
to escape punMiuicnt for the death of a
young woman whom he had seduced, and
who was delhcrcd of an abortion through his
procurement. It is this wretch and scoun
drel who is travelling over the State making
personal assaults ujxm our be-t citizens.
OXKofthc defences which has constantly
been made for Louis Napoleon, w hen charged
with the terrible crimes of w hich he is guilty,
was the very lame and and illogical one that
he was "beautifying Paris."
Wc sec now how he has done it. He
spent millions of dollars in making streets
parks and adornments, and thus helped to
silence and stifle popular clamor. But now
Paris is Iieing defaced in all direction!., build
ings dciiiuli-hcd, trees cut down and general
ruin wrought. That is what comes of
"beaniy" when bltilt up by fraud, oppression
and tyranny. A, ise ' and ju-l ruler would
have gi en tlie people a good goernmcnt,
and then Paris would hae been safe. Beauty
based on Imseiies is brief.
In the New York market?, while the
early crop of funis was remarkably large,
brought out by a mild winter and varly,
genial spring, the scorching, rainlc-s sum
mer interfered sadly with the liter crops1
and the bii-inev. l les.s than for sevcra
car-. In fail, the fruit trade this cur is in
a gloomy condition, and the losses of dealers
will lie enormous. TIioiKinds upon thou
sands of dollaro hao been lost so far by
The War Department has ordered that
in every atc where a dMmtiiig officer shall
lie catuihl betting at cards or any game of
htzard, his filiations shall U'M!--peiided, and
he will be ordered to turn oer all funds in
his keeping; that he shall lie brought to
trial lieforc a general court-martial by the
department commander, and will not lie
assigned to duty or again put in possession
of public fund-, stilicqu.nt to his trial, with
out Ihe approval of the Secretary of War.
It really secuis almost imHnisiblc for any
sovereign of France to die upon the throne
and lieouctth his power to his immediate de
sceiidaiits. Of all the sovereigns of France
since 1771, Louis Naindeon has had the
longest reign as President and Euicror.
They thus compare: Loui-. XVI.,'eightecn
vcars: Nntioleon I., fifteen years; Louis
XVIIL, nine years; Charles X., six years;
Louis Philliiie, eighteen years; Louis Na
poleon, twenty-two ycar.
TtlE New York Tnilcticmlcnl expresses the
prevailing sentiment of the American jicople,
and, wc opine, of the intelligent world in
general, when it says, "( uxl pily the French
people, but overthrow the French Enie
ror." This sentiment, wc may hope, ani
mates the Prussian authorities.
A Paris lxmkseller, haiug applied ton
Berlin publi-her of lithographic prints for a
great niimlcr of copies of jxirtraits of the
more illustrious PniMan tJenentl-, received
the follow ing reply: "There arc no copies
left: wo send ytu the original."
Mr. ILK. IIuLnuno, the Comptroller of
theCttrrency, on Friday authorized the es
tablishment of national kinks at New Or
leans, Richmond, Ky., andjawrence, .Kan
sas. It is probable that the large cities will
rank thus: New York 900,000, Philadelphia
700,000, Brooklyn 100,000, Chicago 300,
000f',St. Louis 275,000, Cincinnati SiO.OOO,
Boston, Utltimore and New Orleans lielow
FROM LEAVEXTTORTII TO DENVER
The KannN Purine Rnilwny ami tbe
fVMtntr ThrouKli Mhirlt It pa
ThranRh Time, Thlrtj-wlx llenn.
From Our TnnillinsCirrcsiiulcut.
Denver, Coi, August tli.
, In 1859, by hartl driving, I made the trip
through' from Leavenworth to this place and
return, in two months ami twenty-One days.
T1ic."mttfit" onslstcd gf one of Wotwlworth's
best wagon, drawn' hV tVo vpic of verv fine
oxen. Ofcotire, like thousands of olhers
who riLsh to ncwlyTflscovcreil mines of the
precious1 metals, thos of1 us concerned in the
exicdition were on, he "rai'np.ige" for gold.
We had all.Mlre appliances of single-hand
mining, stjch'a-i picks'shovels, pans&&, and
proccedetl in'sefeli Vphc ''color" immeili
ntely upon, our arrival 911 Cherry Cxeck,
Iwnlvet rnilM above Denver. Yonf cor
respwrdcBfc -workel liard, and by the
aime the.' ;finacr t-iiails were iworn
off to. the '.u'Kk,.','the anKXiiU-jKTOeiv-able,
was corked -pin a piose quill. Wc
'nTreibnt-aCttc tlays incoming to the conclu-liion-that
fortunes in thU contrtnr, by mining.
IwercV'notforJoe'randso, one hne'raorn-
ins,- 'all.itt the monlli of Jane," lonnd our
'I'traps" packed up and meandering our
war down the. Platte 'towards home. Our
disgast-with all the country between Leaven
worth,; and. Golden City, was such as to
i'gronnd'i us jrv the resolve, to sot eyes upon
no liorU'oM of it again forever.! . Sixty miles
at a strfltch, over a hot KUiily country, with
out water, and. two huiulred witinita rtmher,
was a. pretty; heavy idosemid greatly dis
couraging ' '
But, if this country has nuLchangeiL. cn-
tprnrtso nnd raltital.-rMlxl tlie lalior of seCn
yean have changed the times, and here Fani
again, not "Brablms- unit aamagea nn-
nalfci toe eetaiamoran inoiwiaers mwi
nel whicli fbrm" the banks of Cherry
Creekvn out trvins to ncnatiie, under the
of trip over the same old ground one not
dejienden this time, s npon-the blow and
weary movcment-efitlie jmticnt, tnidging
nxout one who route lay in the fiery wake
of theh-oh horse.
. "What! Another sickly account of the
pkriak,7aad mduatamir to be ailded to the
thmuynV which rhavealrcady flooded the
teannrryif" akaiUie'druirVMHinl'wnu has been
to thaMuznly.7tboreU ibr the letter joT
corrcsiiomleiita and tourists" ibr the- lutfAf
years. "Of oirse,4-nswer; "for have I
tlaaanUch Jaaht.toiaaTiiaraawai had the
fcat!ri 1UH '- C Ui JIXxJc rrr t- - I
.lr.WaU,then, to.heginjloo'dock'p. m., of
Thnrday evening last, "fesaad-us aboard the
train and whirling lowardsl3wrence, and on
the way to Drarenr.WeeMnd cars at
Lawrence for tlie regular train at 8, in the
midst of one of the heaviest rains of the
rrar; llii' ajulilajiin nnrl ihiaaVrlTBV tewf
ridf TTaail , jtVlnclr Iip iwaUnni!? We
' i.j.i.: m'.i r , f - - . 1
pusneu iawouaa mis aesiicnue iiiiiibiui :
elemenhV win we arrived at Jgnct'Oi City.
nrre wc were nviwi uy n nxni miw
from the track, four miles wet, and our de
lay lasted over eight hours. AH night it
continued to storm, and th? air to grow
colder. At daylight the passenger! sallied
out ia quest' of wood, ami 'soon wjc wefe-re-lieved
of a vast amount of shaking from dami
mm nnd cold, mid n rather miwual annnintof '
The aaJbrtanate train laving Iieen taken
out of the wav, we effected a regular start
about tbe middle of the afternoon of Friday,
and settled ourselves in our scats for a view
of the country six hundred miles up the
Tlie valley of the Smoky Ilill is very fine
until you have passed lieyond Saliua. Here
the surface begins to assume the gin
nine, and well recoguized, appear
ance of the plainsT About tlie first thing we
notice is a deserted prairie dog town, the in
habitants having retired before the advance
of civilization. Pretty soon, however, wc
approached one that Is still inhabltedl ( The
"outside dog," or sentinel, gave the warn
ing yelis Bnd immediately all foragers,
promenaders and others away from home,
scampered for. their respective places of
atiode, which tiicy jumped into head foremost
with hind legs and tail pointing straight into
the air. In two or three secciuls their heads
would appear at the mouth of the hole, and
a moment after the whole body would reap
pear. After barking at as :i short time, a
sense of extraordinary alarm would appear
to seize upon them all at once,and then some
ground and lofty tumbling together back into
their holes would ensue. In this manner
they clearly demonstrated the fact that a
prairie dog can "change ends" quicker than
any other animal of which ws now have any
account. The prairie dog is otherwise queer
in his habits he delights to; dwell with pw ls
and snakes. I have never) heard whether
they claw him or bite him, and, if they do,
whether he appeases one with chicken and
takes whiskey as an antidote for the pohon
of the other.
From Salina to the mountaias, the greater
portions of the elements that go to make up
a country seem to have "stepped ont." A
drought has been raging here for several
thousand years, and, consequently, crops are
not cood. " Another drawback is" the failure
of the surface to "coat over'1 with a soil that
our tourists, and others who have examined
the plains, tell iu ii getting in vogue.
That it never rains shows the cxtradhli
nary harmony with which the elements of
nature jierform their allotled function-. One
shower such as we have down our way, occa
sionally, would wash the whole country away
and land it in other climes. I am sure its
present inhabitants pray that the time may
never come when it shall rain, for they are
passionately fond of the States, and onr form
of government, and they do not want to enter
into disputes with foreign powers alioitt their
Aside from buffalo grass, fruit Is the great
staple of the country. It is altogether of a
native kind, and is generally known as
Prickly Pear. Millions ujion millions of
acres of this fruit are produced each year,
indigenou-Iy. The buffalo grass grows
to a height of aliout one inch, and seems to
be in a condition to burn at any season of the
year. That lortion Of the animal kingdom
icculiar to this latitude and longitude, is
mostly composed of the buflalo, deer, ante
lope, "elk, prairie-dog, coyote, lig t.hite
wolf, and mountain, or "Jack rabbit." Of
the rcptsle, snakes of all kinds; lizards ami
homed-toads chiefly abound. Of the feathery
tribe, we have eagles, crows, and a great
many specimens of birds with whicli wc are
well" acquintcd in "the St tcs," big
gnats ana innsquitoes that wou'd hoivir any
country. I am not acnttain c I with the
geology, or strictly physical geography, of
the country lielow the surface, out am comi
dent that here more of the wonders of nature
lie concealed than in almost anv other Tern-
tory of eijual dimensions on our continent.
Within a j ear or two some of the mo-l -tart-lingdevelopmenLshavelieen
I shall sjK-iik at another time.
The plains, in their pure, unadulterated
form, may lie said to extend from Sheridan
to the Mountain. AUmt four hundred
miles of the route from Leavenworth wc did
not see, however, as wc passed over it in the
We saw 110 buffalo in the streets of Ells
worth, Hays, or Kit Carson, greatly to the
disappointment of the ladies on boird, as
they had wrought up their cxjiectalioirs to
the highest notch, and profusely supplied
themselves with opera and field la"-cs for
the occasion. The noble brute has fallen into
the habit of retiring, at the sound of the
coming train, to a point out of sight, just lie
yond the hill, next the io.iil"iile. In fact,
we only saw a gang of fifteen, all told, and
they were feeding at least five miles from the
road. Wcsaw but three antelojies, and one
wretched looking coyote, and, tuidtr all tir
cumstances, we unanimously voted "-ight-sccing"
on the plains, a delusion andnsu ire.
At Carson, the present terminus of the
Kansas Pacific proper, and 1S7 inilo west of
Leavenworth, we strike the Big Sandy.
This river is of aliout the width of the Kaw,
at Topeka, and is particularly distinguished
for being perfectly dry. It ilcrhes none of
its notoriety from the timlier it alliirds, as,
with all other streams in the vicinity, il hxs
none. I am told that it is navigable for boats
that can go some feet lielow the surface. For
the purpose of allowing the numerous teams
that constantly traverse the country, a chance
to cross, the Legiskrture, I belie e, has not
declared it navigable.
We nre now njion that jMirtion of
the road just completed, commonly
known as tho Denver extension. Gen.
Palmer has succeeded in constituting
one of the linest branches ot reilrtud ,111
the West, for this road is nit to bo licrtcii.
The scenerv is varied in no maimer that calls
for explanation, until the mountains U-'in to
loom up and leud their wonderful, majestic
presence to the scene. The agrictilttual re
sources of this region, I was informed, are
very good, provided, always, that imitation
Is broiurht into reuui&ition by the firmer.
.Nobody seems to have tried a crop vet. I was
told, liirtlier, that stinicient water lor tlie
.... .. ... . i -. - -
purpose of irrigation could, in most in
stances, be obtained by digging for it in
the beds of the numerous rivers and creeks
that course through the country. Tlie ear
lier buildings for the shelter of people, iut
up along the road, were generally adobe, nut
now at the nnmcroas stations, good, stil-ian-tial
buildings arc going up. These station
will lie the means of breaking through the
last barrier of Inrbarism on tlic great plains
in the interior of our continent, and tho es
tablishment of a condition of afiairs whose
value to the world cannot now be cstim itcd.
At Cedar Point, sixtv-niiie miles from
Denver, wc found workmen rai-iug coil if
the best quality from a vein scen and a half
feet thick and' but a few feet below tlw.ir
face. This point is about the highest be
tween Leavenworth and the mountains, and
is about 5,000 feet above the love' of the sea.
I have been hown specimens of
tlie petrified trees just discovcird
near here, and they are certainly very iirtqr
esting. One oHhe trees petrified measure;
six feet in diameter.
The only newspaper men on Kmid,
besides myself, were-Mr. C B. Ilhrnilfoli,
of the Topeka Jtewo'and Mr. Stone, of the
HomeJotu-nttli St. Louis. Until "ne had
nearly reached Denver, each of us niiorei
he was the first ncwspajier man 'to jkiss wesi
over the new road on a profe-sional tourl
When a "findingont"' came, however all had
to throw up the sponge, t
The running time of the triji is thirty -ri
hours. The road has a sjilnuliil licit Ihe
entire distance. Gen. Anderson, General
Stqicrintendent, came on olir trniii. Tlic
branch just completeil, will be tuniol over
to his Company on the first of next month.
Mail trains run to Brookvillc and there slop.
' 1 ' ' W. 'F. c.
. HI Wtl m. !, Vim. .J . ,
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A Berlin correspondent of tlic Dmdoii
Telegraph eavz f 1
The red.croMi, so to.tpe-ik, is on the door
post of Prussia; the sign tliat in ot. days
marked a pLieiie-rftricken li6tisc is isibte.
turn which way wemav, in Berlin. But nowi
rt-'appeaLs las helplesslt tlian of otd'fdrftclp.
This red cross, borne on white flags, waves!
gently overoien doorways inviting all, to
enter anu give 5 mucin u w surjaay juio.
succor on the battle-field. It w'Wawmerlai
the head of printed circulars, of hand bills
shown in the shop windows, anil it is posted
nn ltu nlnimli ftruirs- iin thf w.ilK. evnrv-
whf re. It is worn aaa badge on jslecvcaij&l
persons wno give incir lime anu service ip
theworkof collectidh.1 rfis, in shprtjTlie
commonest and most frepient and hiosfEi
miliar sight of all surhts, fnuu.Fredrtclis
Hain to the Thiexgarten. ;
JSvii day seea the departure of IroorW from
Berlin; and fhe Ghards hare gone off t'obv,
.nacturiorified hy-'tbnowilace aembicd
at theraihray station The merchant cL-
oi.oexim, winw uy ur yonuu ifnarxivufy
-dsjr.j J asaenrayj or ether -Aered crosa
comes into, this business too;,aa itrs cer
tainly. both.wiee and human to. ,shW ' (he
Troops that tteVarVcsb'Tori'Troraaea- far
BOt. V -.1, J dql loPc-)
An Erie canal boat calls itself the foch-
ffy'ThnyA'rholt . ' L ll
lias orgaiizea agcmaipian 01 icaveuaKing ai
the railway' stations, every- soldier 1beihg
treated to beer'ana'doon -before 46insto-
KANSAS WAR CLAIMS.
ti vr rB i
Representative Clarke's OJklal Record
la the Hatter.
iii'1 st-rY-t i jrni
From the Topeka Eoconl.l
Tfi rfhe'Bffiflffifor SlpWiuei, IWSfihTf
rebel General Trice a invaded the btate of
Missouri with a considerable force, and (was
reported -to' be marching towards Kansas.
Major-General Curtis, commanding depart
ment, taikd upon Clufunor Carney ia
writing, to.order out theikate, militia to
repel the invaders. The' Governor immedi
ately issued his proclamation calling upon
tlie "militia to turn oat en mosa The proc
lamation was promptly responded to; and
the entire able-bodied male population of
the State numbering over 12,000 men
marched to meet Price's force, engaging
in several heavy battles, and losing many
iu killed and wounded. Toward the clone
of October, the enemy having hfen driven
beyond the limits of the state, this nulitra
was mustered out upon proper mtister-rolis
showing the nature and extent of service ren
dered by each man.
During the same year, a small militia
force was called out to suppress an Indian
invasion in the southwestern portion of the
State said call being made as in the other
case, on the demand of General Curttav
Out of the services of this militia, the
subsistence, transportation, etc., furnished
them, and the losses of property sustained
on account of these troubles, arose the'"war
claims" of Kansas against the general Gov
ernment. Tlie purpose of this article is to
show as clearly, and yet succinctly, as pos
sible, w hat legislation has been had for the
iwvntcnt of said claim; and to' point out 4
"... ' . .1
particularly the course jsirsucd in the mat
ter uy lion, ciuney vaarKC. 1 r
On the 10th of February, 1864, the Legis
lature of Kansas passed a law authorizing
the appointment of a commission to adjust
audited and allowed claims, for services of
militia, transportation, forage and subsist
ence furnished, and property lost inaction,
amounting in thcaggregatc to 'ij56.S'93i61.
Of this amount, the State, by its Legislature,
partially assumed 1500,000 rip being
s-sued therefor, '"payable rwhcn appropria
tion should be made by Congress."
Abont the beginning of the year 1S66
after the war had closed the Suite authori
ties of Kansas applied to the 'War Depart
ment for payment of the claims, as allowed
by the commission and virtually cndorscdjby
the Legislature. "Upon coasjdyration of the
m tt'er, the Department ruled," through As
sistant Insjiector General Kctchttm, Febru
ary 6, 1866, that T
' 'The exK nditureH baring rum Incurred for
troops not uu'densl into th wrvn-A of thp UiiiKst
st.ittn, llKycniinot 1 aljustl at the Trwniuy
without the aitiou of Cuujrcsi."
Thereupon, on the 23d 'of February, 186(5
only seventeen days after this decision was
made Mr. Pomeroy asked, and, by unani
mous consent, obtained leave, in the Senate,
to infrodricc a bill '(Senate bill No' 161)
"To inilrmnifr the Mate of Kansn for cxis-11-
es tucnrrvtl in fnn.llinir, npiipiiiiig, suistiiit:
ami lniisrtini: the 1u1l1l1afaru.11 of the Matti in
ri,iIliiunls.lliuaion and Indian lnva'ion in the
earlsC4' ' i
which w;vb read twice by iU title, referred to
Committee 011 Military Affairs, and ordered
to lie printed.
tjn tne ytn ot April lottowing, Jir. uoo-
I it lie, from the Committee nri i-Militarv
A Hairs,, reported tothe Senate on the matter
111 theshape of a substitute (Senate lull Ao
"Toautliorixulhehecrrtary of War to vttlc
tin-1 Minis of thi-M.ilcof Kansas forM'rvirvsof the
militii mlleil out ! the Uovcmor of Mid Male
iiikiU tlie nimUitiuii of JlnjoT-Ociienil Ciirtts the
eoiiiniinilcr of the tuiteil Suites force 111 that
which was read and parsed to a second read
ing, 'and the papers accompanyuu; it ordereil
to lie printed.
On the 10th of April the next day Sen
ator Lane, of Kansas, moved to' take tip for
consideration fhe bill jut referred to; but a
motion uy .air. inimuuii logo imo execu
tive session, took precedence and the bill
On the following day April II. I860
Mr Pomeroy rose in his place in'thc Senate
"IrtKHiId like the Hial proceed totheton
iKkration of unfinbhed liiwinrm of jwk'rday. 1
were abwut Ukinz a oleujoiiit when Hi' Senate
0nt iiitAcxccnlh cession; and I should Ijki;, to
ttue tlicTok' taken at onrc."
' After sonic dKcnssion lietween Messrs
Dooltlllel Fessendcn and Pomeroy, the bill
w.-rs read a third time, and paxxxt.
The bill reachcil the Hotic next dav
Auril 12. 1866 and was read a first and
second time, and referred to the Committee
011 Military Aftairs.
On the 20th of April, the Committee on
Military Amur--, on motion or .Mr. oebneck,
was discharged from further consideration of
the bill, and the same was referred to the
select Committee on the war debts of the
Onthcotrth of May following, the bill
was; reimrtcd liack to the House, by Mr.
itlaine, front the select committee aforemen
tioned, and referred to the Committee on ap
On the 27th of June following, Mr. Kas
son. by unanimous consent, moved that the
Committee on appropriations lie discharged
from further consideration of the bill, and
that it lie referred to the Committee on
Claims whicli motion was agreed to. This
was, of course, a virtual defeat of the bill
a smothering past all probability or resusci
tation. And "Senate bill No. 259" has never
been heard of since.
No further mention of "Kansas war
claims" is found in the proceedings of Con
urcss. until January 6. 1868." when Mr.
Peuiicroy intnidiiced anew bill, (Senate bill
No. 21-i) substantially agreeing in its pro
visions with the first bill. The second bill
wss promptly referred to1 tlic Committee, on
Military -flairs, in the Senate, after ,hying
liecu read twice by its title. ,
On the 13th" of January, 1868 just a
week afterwards Mr. Wihwo. reported tlic
bill Irnck from tin: military icoiumiUotv and
i!iood to refer it to tJut Coruaiittce on
Claims.! -,Mr. Pomeroy objected; and tlic
motion was withdrawn. 1 , ;
January 19, 1S63, Mr. Wilson reported
the bill lack from the Military Committee
with amendments. 11 bm: f :-' ' '
On the SJth of July following, Mr. Wiloir
called up the bill, and ottered a substitute,,
providing for the payment of $259,000, r
which was adopted. , ,
This bill was reportcI to the Housctin the
following day July 10." On' the 2-th of
the same month, it came up'lh, tlie order of
business on the Speaker's Utile and Mr.
Clarke, of Kansas, mom? to tnkc 'opt tkU
iiailcthc bill which made un ajtpropijlnttqjL
The motion as agreed to., And this, was
the last of "Senate bill No. ,ili" , '
In the early part of January, 1870 a
ear and a half after the'killing of the scq
ond Senate Ki!l--iMf. Clarke offe'rea a'bill in
thenv,t.se;(No.'ir2j;t."" ., , " ,'
"To iithoruc a seitlerocnt of the claiina of tlie
fiitf of Kana fwsertls of the trortlW calTed out
b)"lhetHirmiorel nid State, apon the nqahdllon
of Mai; Ilea' ttrtiis to repel the invasioa of tia.
TV?.. V . c 1
r.. I ;-.uihs' xrc . 711 1
Tiiis bill auuiorizpila comraivion of three
pcouV ejcwumc.tlic 'claims de noro, and
rcpiirt 1 upon the &m& to .Congress. The bill
w:iH"reported"and referred ,uS Committee on
Military Affair. January 29, 1870., And on
ll'ie'rwi of Mav followhur. h. was: renorted
4ack to the j JLuiisc from . said 'Committee)
with a rccommendatroa!lual 'it be. nassed.
And that is the last that haa been heard of
JIIouss bill jjfo. 112." "'" :.-" -V '
in. the ."senate, on tncnuoi juiy, ijmw,
3lrJRuss .opened a thiKljSenato bill ,on the
subject- providinfeu; aiumusibajto audit
thcxlaims; duwiiiig,tha Secretary voJ ,the
Treasury' ti jay the amount foiind dusjjhy
said commission; anAnnking an appropria
tion of .',UHwraWntt to carry he act inti
eflee-t." Tln b, was promptly referred to
thc.Coinmiftcc'on Military r flairs; leportcdi
oaefc witn7al pnanlmou. recomendallon - hi
favor of its prfssagei ''on. the 9th Jof Jtine;
and, on the loth of June, pas'Wlhe
Senate, Without dduientingtoft. ,"
Tlus bill was reported to the Hciise, next
tlaf Jrmc 16th. l On the J2JHh 6f Jtme. it
was called Tivtifle. nnf 'rafted 'otwlcifaoii
YjrfcTcnfcl AneJ it iaidnpoi theSpeakerJs
1 lib of JurV-nerWya Sofa after it lad Ecu t
; ut'f hu n um uc -uvhuw nucii xwhua nzcm
rdd to the1 CoAimittce. ortMilitanr 'Affairs.
To'snanpt"ThVfe acnanle-.ialhi 'hare
rVMnist' Andtachim.has.been de-
fir tnir warklftrd ' bv hem? mTccn' away
r ., ... " - VtI"'JI
- ....: 1- t..:-trji nZitJ ,''.
a iiiiniuu ni'juc iANac mam
-.:r " -iauUi.rl. w:iuj.TyaiC
until the day preceding the nruanoarn-
1I"TI. mHiai UlC KII1XU UU1 1 ucu
Imted br'rllerelsC' ii
'ir'befofe the ctMtorih&seSiiKyTa,t
TdirkVa own bai-fHonsKl.5ct ri2
aitnougn ravoraoiy Teponca upon oy we
j v r w ar
nTn?at. Y V
I.. sfi - I
proner committee, nro wtonlka and a half
I hffarr. ike adiom nmenl of OounrrsM was sot
renftp; ojtSpteato bput Jpoa itavr
tare fidaa-facts tnnlated jfcja. the
I I HI ZJL 1 I &
aljtecoMs' 1 any anc nj depot
correctness is referred to the published"
proceedings of Congrew, as follows:
Comjirummal Ghhr.t Stasioo, SSth Onigii :
F4S 3T3,3SII, 1W7, 18TV192I, 2I, 2981, SM0.
Cwgrtuxmal Gldbe. 2d Session, 40th Coacrcat:
xSd&J&GlthcTMlsiam, iUt Coogrea:
1'ages 16, awi, jis.-, w, ;, hi, saw, . 1 A!1jM
n e Uceuiiui oiBuge uuwt uterprnanrwe r ,
have presented. Ihe naked history ot tbe
treatment which these various bills, have received-
at Mr. Clarke's hands is waBkltnt to
convinces any man of ordinary intdligmce
that out "o!e Representative" has penm
tently nought to delay payment of these just
claims. . Four bills have been before the
Ilouse-sury one of which might have been
passed by oncaay7exer)ion of Mr. Clarke.
And yet the only time he has ever opened
his mouth on the subject, during his five
years' service, was on the Soth of July, 1868,
when A&viorai to strike out of Striate bill No.
214 the chtuc moling on appropriation (fund
to pay off our daims the most important, the
really ital, portion of the bill.
Look, for a moment, at wan naa ocen
done for other States since the time when oar
claims were first presented: April 11, 1866w
3800,000 was appropriated to reimburse
Pennsylvania for service of militia in re
pelling the.iovaiont.uen.-Lec. April l ,
I860, gtf, 717,083 65 was appropriated to pay
.Mi-eonn lor ci(uiiriiiig, ouiiMiug auu vm
ing her militia in the service of the United
States during the rebellion. March 29, 1667,
provision was made lor ascertaining ine
nni(':nt due the militia of Indiana and Ohio,
called into active nerviee during the Morgan
raid throuwh those States; and an appropri
ation was made 'sufficient to meet the
amount found to be due." And on the 3d of
March, 1868, an appropriation of 5228,848
"a made to pay lwa for the services of
IITI . I lav. I . l ... f.aiaa akjI taB aaavaaiiaaV
militia called into Miseouri, and for arming
and equipping trooiisat various times during
All these claims and many others of a
similar character have been paid long ago.
Mr. Clarke was ia Congress when all the
bills- referred to were passed and voled for
every one of them, flic claims of Kansas
are .i just as any of these and more valid
than scveTarjof'ihciuv"Onr- account made
up by a duly authorized commission, and
virtually endorsed by the Legislature of tbe
State was presented over six years ago, and
brought directly to the attention of Congress
thronzh Mr. Pomcrov's first bill, as long
since as the 23d of February, 1866. The in
terest, alone, on these claims since that time
lost to us by Mr. Clarke's conduct figures
up1 orcr'fi'.v faimhcil and jijty thousand dollars
equal to the total amount of taxes paid by
the people last year lor defraying ine expen
ses of tho Suite" covcrnment.
Appropriations aggregating ten million f
dollars have been mane, since; me war, 10 meet
the claims of other and older'fctates. "Kan
sas presents a claim of half a million dollar,
grounded upon an en mumc uprising' of her
militia to meet the enemies of liberty and
the Union a sjieetaclc without a parallel in
the history of the rdidlion. And this
claim the price of "the best blood of our
c-itizeii-s" has btenthrcetimes defeated in
Congress by bur Jtcprcsentative tlie man
who L now asking u to seiurliim back again
to Washington with tlic plaudit of "well
done, good and faithful servant!"
Ami what excuse' does Mr. Clarke offer for
bis course in this matter? Wliat explana
tion does he give of Jiis. persistent opposition
to all measures looking to the payment of
ourdeniaml-?? Sonealall. He has attempt
ed to throw the rcsio!iibiliiy of the defeat
of the first bill upon tin: State administra
tion, but ex-Governor Crawford spoils this
" little game" by stating publicly, over his
own name, that he "never, directly or indi
rectly, advised, or even suggested," any o
iKjsit'ion to said hill; but, "on the contrary,
did everything in his power to procure its
passage." And the records show that the
bill hadjbccii.killetl and buried two days lie
fore Goernor Crawford was telegraphed to
by Mr. Clarke to "come on" and help save
it from "defeat."
What motive, then, has inspired the con
duct of our Keprcscntaticon this important
'question? Why has he so frequently and so
persistently placed obstacles in the way of the
payment of the sum fairly and honestly due
us from the general government? Glance a
moment at the outside circumstances. Erer
since the claims were adjusted by the State
commission n lot of speculators have been buy
ing them up at a discount of thirty to seventy
jier cent. The delay of payment has given
this "ring" a chance to secure the bulk of these
claims their eventual profits being increased
by the deprcei.ition following the failure of
each bill on'thc subject in" Congress. Mr.
Clarke is oieiiIy charged with being a mem
ber of this speculative combination, and with
holding, by proxy, a large amount of the
claims. Whether this lie true or fale, the
fact that some half dozen of his particular
friends are, and have been for years, buying
all of these claims tliat they could get hold
of, at a heavy discount the present price
being thiitu-jlic emit on the dollar is un
questionable. And Mr. Clarke's action in
Congress ha ban in direct and xtcady further
ance of thtir inkiest. The circiniistanctM
to say nothing of oiien anil explicit charges
all" iint to our .Representative as a jiart
ner in this nefarious scheme of speculation.
And he offnrs worn imprf to-rebut the presump
tion. During the war, when a member of Con
gress sought to defeat appropriations for the
payment or sulMstcncc of our armies, we
called him a recreant, a scoundrel, a traitor
unworthy to enjoy the lienefils or share
the honors'of American citizenship. What,
then, shall lie said of a, Representative who,
in time of peace, and having full jiower to
secure favorable action in the House on any
just demand of his constituents, deliberately
con.spires,iui a ring 01 swnniiiiu; specula
tors to cheat the heroic icople of his own
Staic out of half a million dollars due and
owing them since 1864 for services per
formed at the jieril of their lives, and under
circumstance, of- imminent-danger to the
cotuitr)? ,Letj theHepublican voters of
Kansas, aitswer tliro'ugh their priniary'clcc
tiontf and party conventions.
The Kail of Slave Cavlcker.
(lroinlhe3lidd!ctoirn(iId.)Traii-crljt, Aug. Vi.
McCrcary wasa man ot iron nerve and lion
heart:. He liad many adventures in Penn
sylvania in arresting1 runaway slaves ami
many hairbreadth cscaiio. tie, was several
times 'waylaid and fired utKin by iiarties in
ambtih. and had a desperate encounter at
Chestnut Level with vcii men, who under
took to arrest him in the Itarruom of the
hotel at that plum in llm wiwtar of 1852, we
think it was.. With his revolver anil bowie
knife he caused his asnaiLvnts to beat a hasty
retreat, hevinsr cut Ihe" whiskers of the leader
of the band by a'ball fired through the bot
tom of a' Windsor chair which the man held
un between McCrenry and himself, ss he
yan'sed to nuke the arrest. , After the 1
irnter McCreary 'thought, it prudent
.t . . j-.,t-J im'-I.'I.-- -17.1 I . 1
.uicr me en-
make1 a hasty1 ret real, wfiidi he Hd, lest tlie
party might retnm infdrccd; A reqnisi-tion.was-at
oue rime made for him by. the
Governq'r"o"rfV.-ijii-yIvaiiia ujipn ,the. Gov-1
ernor ofMafylahd, on the cltarge of kidnap- I
ping; butrTllTTrrVesligalion showed that
tlie cliarge was groniidless. McCreary,
llvuuh cliarcvd witli -the offence, was
above anything of the kind.', ilet was bold
and adventurous, x-vcll to.rasimcss, in arrerc
ing runaway slaves, but would disturb no one
known to lieMree. Tlie protracted trial in
BitUiiiHire. which terminated in the 'release
of. two young girls, alleged to be slaves, of
Mrs. Schofieid, of thai' city," whom he arret
ed in Chester county, was followed by a
tragedy wWrtrnJrcateoWTexcitement at
thetiavc A nun iwiued, Miller. oneoT the
witnesses laprovo tlie girls free, jiarl so com-
pronuaeu liim-cil, oy acting in utcjnierm 01
ootK'parties' that he'hung himself at Stem-awr'sTaato-atfce.
leaving the cars for the
'purpose at niglil, while ho on .his way
home from lkUtiiuorer!1.;It was alleged ,in
Pen'nsvlvania that a liand'of Baltimore
ronglis folio wvd Him, seized him at 8temmers
nnvand'eommUleit tlayioaj deed, irwas
also alleged that McCreary Janus Uas, bat
the truth -f llip nnt'fT n ll'lf the man was
in terror ofhifncighborsjnest they, should
'discdver' his; true' relation In the case which
tSlrrcrFnpocKah excitement ih'his 'neigh
barhooiLr' Weihad this explanation of the
t&k&m McCreHy-'fii," UPS ld have
no reason to,loulij jts, truth., In, tbe latter
part "Ht Ids days he lived a, quiet and- unob
kin lit-: rfHdwaft irr! nrrmber'of 'years
4Exmn bTriniiy ChtrrefifElktow, thedMiH
(vwsiich office he .dUchatgysLavicli (oi.tbe
SKfitfKftAT tnc TgltVJ"ltt si?,-
The JtnHMI LIU lil&STreeords tlie ar-
riMilM.llia4 rftv.aad the-deadrfoie tkere-
frow.pftthe. champion "dead healfr of the
uniicii fstiiu.'si. iic new jjuu MKBiMurmu
TtHi wiflrftereniartlnat he was "A afarvin
UtarTHV- tot," prdeeedetr to eat a 'dosen
aawo-cteTH.tiiena.Ud(ea;fm(l, than: a stew.
and so on .till lie'hadjjworried down" six
OOZCn. J1C uicii, niuiuuiuiuum me vt
A-arlu The Testamaht' keeper: betpedi hks
teal to his 1
starvinVrstarvin man," and went on tun
te-i.. tiiiltf n
OSpd-fOkrPXW V,-inlUPrs7 HO.
n man, ar
ilt TngTrjce and Ah Gim arc two Son Fran-1 clotheson which it was sifting, she placed it
iSAOQtiHlX'ifif;1! " .' . -,'liaw empty wash tub to prevent it from
wflfietnlii to AancrnTmetheijiklmt child with its head frightful!)
ZH. a -
1 .. . . .- - . .
lauons 10 visit America.
It is said that the prettiest girls in Utah
generally marry Young.
A woman in Hartford, Conn., only 35
years of age, is the mother of twelve living
Mrs. Munroe, the winner of the Cleve
land foot-race, is contemplating a lecturing
tour. Her sabject will be "Fast Woman."
Charles Arms, of Sooth Deerfkld, ad
vertises for thirty girls to work on ocket
books. There are plenty of girls at all the
watering places to work on pocket books.
Olive Logan announces that she will
vote in five years. This gives a clue to her
age; as she will have to be twenty-one to
vote, she must now be turning sixteen.
Miss Minnie Bradbury, of Marshall Co,
Indiana, is studying theology with a view of
becoming a preacher. She is said to be a
young lady of fine intellect and rare cul
ture. English shop gir!, who are employed
in aroupine and arramrinir flowers, suffer
from headache and feverishnesw, caused by
the odor of the Bowers, whicli they are
obliged to inhale all the time.
"My wife," said a critic, "Is the most
even-tempered person in the world she's
MrsvJlortopaa.English vocalist, lias
recovered, $3,000 of a railroad in England,
for damage done to her neicc by a col
lision. A young woman was recently seen, sit;
ting beneath the shade of a large maple tree
n. n.l ctrnot PhihuLlnhi.i. koHririnir
I' -..s..., .. , , r.
alms, with the following placard fastened
around her neck: "blind for fifty years, and
the father of eight small children."
Susan A. King, a member of a New
York woman firm, which lias a capital of
about $1,000,000 in the wholesale tea trak,
sailed from San Francisco the other day, 011
her way to China ami Japan.
Tbe marvellous voice of a young Amer
ican girl is exciting the wonder of the musi
cal world in Milan, filer name Is Avonia
Boncy. She has just entered her sixteenth
year, and is pnweculiug her studies for the
operatic s'agc in Milan.
IVomen are allowed, by a recent royal
decree, to practise medicine in England af
ter undergoing the usual examinations, and
a special course of instruction is to lie tqvn
cdfor them in London.
The war in Enrope comes very hard on
Rosa Bonheur. She was engages:! in fresco
ing a dog on canvas for the King of Prus
sia, but before she had half a dog made,
the King went off to the war, and the doi;
followed him. Now she has got to finish
the picture with nothing to look at but a
muzzle, acolor ami some such things that
the dog left behind when he girded tin the
Blot is dyspejitic.
Auber is writing war mu.i'.
Horse thieves abound in Nebraska.
An Indiana lunatic lives on boiled corn
in obedience to a vision.
Ofienlaich's nine-yenr old ly wa- lately
seriously hurt by a fall from a hore.
It Is generally conceded by California
papers that this has been a hot summer.
Napoleon, in view of iccentevei.t, may
well adot as his motto, "We have Met file
enemy and we are theirs."
A Maine paper is giving seasonable in
telligence of the drowning of children by
breakiiig through the ice.-
M. Pierre Dtipnnt, pcrlcipM the greatest
French song writer since Bearanger, has just
died at Lyons.
Miss Stian B. Anthony h.is lioen en
gaged to deliver twenty lectures in California
at $1W a lecture.
In Cane County, Iowa, there arc t'Tetity
two clii-cxc inonufaetorief, with a eoi-itnl of
$412,500, using 8,250 cows, ami producing
3,520,750 poumls of cheese per year.
A young man recently married in Beloit,
Wisconsin, helped his wife, while courting,
to sew together rags enough to make sivty
yards of carpet.
Tbe Diggers are preparing to have a
"dig Indian Sunday" in llumas Valley, in a
short time, with plenty of "grasshopir
soup," "cricket 'broth," and other delicacie
of the season.
The Alia California tells a story of
seven "Desert Indians" who ate a large horse
in nineteen hours, leaving absolutely nothing
hut the bones, hoofs, and hair.
A census taker in the West found a girl
whose christened , name Is "31," the letter
alone and another with the euphonious title
of Luna Aurora Boreal is.
The workmen of the Central lacific
Railroad Company, while boring a well at
Oakland Point, California, at thu dejtli of
200 feet Iiored through a redwood tree sevtn
feet in diameter. Both the wood and hark
were fresh and sound.
Commenting on a slight earthquake in
San Francisco, last week, a paiT of that city
says that popular prejudice i rather in favor
of these lighter demonstration of subterra
nean force, as tiicy seem to stave off the
A Paris hanker has received from a Ber
lin tanker a remittance of 4,000, and a
letter thus worded: "The other 4,000 will
be due next month; 1 shall bring it with onr
troop mvself." He received as good as he
sent in this reply: " I will endeavor to
ameliorate your captivity by all the means in
I'unchmcllo is particularlygoodthiswcc-k.
Here nre a few of his best: "Beady for an
other heat the hotves of Pluebtis li'eoillts
of silver stock 1st. The dream is ore. 2d.
Never mined. Politician's plant ree
Weed In France the Marsci liaise has be
come the national Him; while in Prussia,
Bismarck is decidedly tho national Ilerr.
An intelligent cordwamer of this city has
invented a bathing shoe to fit the under-toe at
Long Branch V criehratod English pro-
ir-or of heraldry is now at Long Branch,
studying the crests ofJ thK waves The
aldermen to their dinner Gorge us!
A German paper' calk attention to the
fact that the French troops f carry but one
eagle in each' regiment, and that in Septem
ber last the French Minister of War wwsed a
regalation, accardiar to which the standards
of the second, third and fourth Inttalions of
tha French reghnentn are to bear neither the
national colors nor, as heretofore, the nnm
berofthe regiment or Bay inscription whnt
reever, soas-iheaseof losn'not to Jerve as a
trophy. Every German battalion has a
standard with the fall significance of a field
eMsgn. The numbers of conquered trophies
will therefore, have to heL-carefnlrr dwtin-
rmsbrd is each case, nor will the licavv
rniain nromised by nhe German.s .fcr the
French taffies he so easily gained under
A gentleman fnGsIeaa keepaan ordinary
tree-toad in a glass jar half filled wifh water.
Jaacdelhe jar is a diminutive ladder, from'
iMaliaaiini the veel to Ac 'ton. Jast
abora the water line isajwrch, on which his
fregsbip ia dry weather at to lie seen sitting
perfectly matkmless as long as ike dry season
hvts. On the slightest indication of a change
hi the atmosphere, the frog qitha him jerch
and takes to the water, remmingi to 4he
landing only at long intervals to feed opon
tha flm that are thrown ntto the jar.
,A ccimspondeat of the Opinion Xuitm
fcmvs that, grand as is -the effect of the
"MansalkW' when sang byMdmcSaw or
M. Faure, it is taaic ojmparcd to the per
forsaance he heard close to Forbach. A
TsgiinusUl haml was pairing before head
quarters snatches of ' operas,' Jktv, when mai
denly a began' the "Marseillaise," Tlie
brass ranir. ont wkh a strange, war-like
soond, when k was overpowered by the
voicea ot the sousers. owging, as utey am,
so near the enemy, the great war-ong had a
character oTreaniv which ercafly enhanced
ha msariuficenee. Sosaa false notes there
.were in the chorus. bet it was on Mich an
occasion that a French officer observed of
t.ta n.o 'iTliviinif Pits Tint thev ami
traeotj'astre might say, they sins flat
bat arc sharp shooters.
X Haaker jiiaaea" Fas-r ClUMrea tstIIMbi
' asa Ha-ar.
rrwmtfcsXauDt rVaaaa (.Vs-Uownal-l H
A lady 'whose 'name our informant had
foreottcn. usatgas. noon gprmg Creek, went
dwfto.4.invthe moralagfor the wirpwse of
doing , J:tf .weeks ''-ng. . K
imr'with her the vouneest child, an infant
aIsMtaTeaiB Wnig'the other three at
the haost; 'While engsged at ber work sac
hearsdl snfipitssfid screams at the house;
takjttc nr her little child from the soiled
crawlinr into the creek during
, .Jamce aad hastened to the house, where sh
She hastily gleaned
awmm that raw" that tho thrpn rhiMron lisil
tljfcrawledsmder the hoiise in search of eggs;
that while under something hurt them, and
the other two were still tinder the house.
The mother upon looking under the Jiousc
found them dead, with several moccasin
snakes (a very poisonous and deadly species)
crawling around their bodies. The neigh-
boa were aJajniejl,., and by their assis
tance the snakes were killed, and
the tuuarMinate children Liken out,
their bodies presenting 1 frightful and
aMminui 'appearance. -By this time the
elder one was a corpse. The mother in her
despair and agony had forgotten until now
her little one at tlic creek, and upon going
down to the creek for it, it was only to find
it also a corpse in the creek. It is supiosed
the little child climbed up in the tub and was
holding on to the lower edce of it when the.
tub iqnet, rolling the child into the water
below ami drowning it. It is said the
mothers grief was so great that at last ac
counts she was a raving maniac
A Yanax Stan
From the Atchison Patriot, Jlomlar.
Yesterday a young man named Daniel 15.
Kigley ended his mortal exl-tence by taking
morphine. He had lived in this city and
vicinity a year or two, and was known a a
man of intelligence and industry. He hail
been employed ou the farm of Mr. I. N.
Aldcrson for perhaps twelve mouth-. Sat
urday evening he was in town, and a-ked an
acquaintance for a revolver. He did not,
however, give any indication of the drc-adl'iit
IHirpose tliat was in his mind. On Sihk1.iv
about noon, he went to the clerk of a Iiou-c
on Commercial street and asked the priv ilcye
of Iving down in the room aNive the
store which was granted. He
e went up -tair-,
and in perhaps- half an hour afterward the
clerk went up to see him. Biglev'-appear-
:ince ai.iruieu 111111, ;um ne iniiih.-i.ov.
called asr.itance. The pliy-iciau- at once
saw that he had taken a jKiwerliil 11 in otic,
and every mean- known to tlicm w.vs 11:1
ploved to relieve him. Nothing eotild Is
got "from hi-stomal h, and iic v.-a-tiktii uj"
and compelletl to walkabout the riKini. Hut
tlie tlnigwa-s tmt stiong for all their eHorl ,
and in two or three hours he expired.
The deceased left letter, ot which the
following is a copy:
Farewell Thi- I havi-calcidited for -oine
time. I-et no man -ay I am in-ane, for tin- I
iiadratherdotliaiiwork.it my pu-eut e
ciqiatioii. Si firewell to all- now- fin tlic
great -ceret. Bvebve, mv- fri, ml-.
" I). B. K.
(iml ble-iss those tint I love is my pnivr,
and may tJesl have 1111 ny 011 mv pMr . 11I.
My love to , and may Cod liie-.- Iur.
God have mcn'V on my ir orpliui -isteis
and brothers. 1 would nitlur Is- ih-id than
livesiieh a life a- tlii-. May tl.l Mi--- ei ,
now for another world, and -ec whit no
living creature -ver s.iw I low
straiigi', but giMnl I ye. My reni.iin- I want
to U cnt home, alter not living mv filLs.
Mr. Kigley the -on of a tcentb man !
onisidi nilile promint 111-e in Keiitiukv, In.
father h.ivimr liccii an lis lor mi tin- lNim
eratic iircsiilenthl tii kt I in INiO. I le w is ol
a cheerful diqmsilimi, a- v tin nun iisiiiUy
We are also Informed that lie hid vt
n-adv to dc-spv bis life mi t.vn dith r nl pn -vioiis
iM-isimis. tne w is on St. John's dtv,
186!). He had the morphine iidv ! -u il
low, whin a lund ol iiiiisii-Jieailnii: a "11
Minic procession attr.H iid hi-attt ntimi, and
be went down lo the stre-t .ul forgol tin
dnnr. AiHillnr lime lie bid proeurid tlie
mnriliiue, and wa- rii-in it to his mmilh to
swallow it, when Mime iin--i!iie iut" !
risim and lie threw the opiite out ot lli.
Tlie olHtelIauInicu Hit tlie i:i
Kmm the N. "r Vint II. nil
Tlic rumor tint the I!"i- de lautlopii 11 I
IJois de Vinevnncs are l Is" dirtrnvni lia
been conliruiesl. The jicople proa-led, lull
thedestrnUoii of Isith ti'io-s l.ivori: n-. rt
was declartil to Ih.i miiilarv nvii-sitv. N
extreme a precaulioii is oniinoii- of Ihe vr.
great jieril lo whii It the capital it Fr.un
has been exisieI by the J.iilt:re ol t! In 11. ii
armies to repel the Prui 111 invader. m
is it reassuring to rineml rtlial "the prtmi
live trees hieh covered thefindv nil ol ihe
Boisdc itoiilene in the davs of tla- tu-t
French revolution were all cut d iwn wi.ni
the allieil :irmiiss liivoii.u kil mi (i.e sMPt
after Walerl.'' NliIjiiijc but the dr.-d
anticiiatioii of a set mid V.'ai, ifis 011M
have prompted the iU-lr:utio,i ot ;! e
line clumps of wood- uil'i all tin. an-ori.
of modern laiid-c-apf ganh niiig, tlie- Irrit ol
the (Kiins and mor.ey Ini-l.td on tin to
thousand acn-s of this exquisite plea nre
ground "iuiv IXt'l by lioiii- N ihiIisii. Il
promeiiadt-. and roadwavs oil, n .i lorlv
mih-.' lircuit to il.e l!ne-t i..m.a-s and
eqiliagcs and to a iiniltit ii'It-f -d.s.tri.u"
ltsartitiei.il lakc-i and eisead'-, it- S v is.
chalets and Chiiien' pavilion-, il- I.tiiliti. .
for walking, riding, driving, skating, din
ing and daueiui;, for piiiiii-sand lor dm I
in a w.inl. its iiiuuuu-ralili attraction li id
made it the daily rendezvous of tin
rank, fashion and wealth, not only of tin
gay mttroiMilis, 1 lit ot the intiie world
The Hois de ViiKxnin-s, at the ahr
eml of Paris, had ali Us. 11 eieUIi
islied ly tlm Minis ror, lib lly
for the lieni Jit of the shok- ir. and tin ir
families in the Fauiiotirg St. Antoiiic. 'I lie
iuqirovement- which had been planned wen-,
however, discontiiiucil .1 few vetir-ago, and
the open spaces Ixlween tin- iiobhr tr- (
this ejitensive jtfirk have siiue Ufi divutnl
to military extrci-es and iiianieuvre-. In
view of the threatening emitingimy of oim
thiug infinitely more serious tii.ui diill, n
view or sham tight, the l!ois de Vin-eiins,
like the Hois de Boulogne, i- lo ! I. vi il d
If the siege guns of tlm frown Prinn- ol
Pru-oia are- sHn to Ix h-;ird from the oiiti 1
forlifi cations ofParif lliedesturitimn.! tl-e
charming pleasure ground- of the lari-i.ni.
will prove to have Uen re:illy .111.11 1 ! sttiti
JaHhir In I'm lire.
Il-r.jin Ihe N.-r YorL II. raM
The Fremh anno-ill theoiit-i: Ji - n v. r
Irefim-been so r.ipidlv ami tcrriblv nil tn.'
in this lanqiaigu. At tlicsarnc lime l'nmii
ha- actually undergone a revolution. The
empire and (he reign of Napoleon aieivi
drntly at an end. The Upijs ror is rati
mbly siiiien-ediil in I'ari l tlem nil Tri Im
and by the (irn lagi-latif, auiuiii ti.e
fuiietion.s of an iinKsii'Ii lit UsK .inl .ntn:
as if the Kmjnror were di-nd. I!niil m.l,
KiiN-ia hnd AtL-frii are dotiliilis r-nlv ,
aurri- ill behalf of t-e-tv that the Kit m h
-oplo shall rHtalilish a govt nimeiit of tin ir
own eluxir-ing. What moit-caii thv e.xj-.t
lo giiu by the further pnir-cetitiou of the ivar '
Napideon, if the I.iN-t reports ..11n.r1.111;'
him are in any degn-e Imc, i H,werlti"' tot'o
aiiylhing.ijfstilin)iniitaltyattli-li(vl ol ln
anuy in the field he is so ehapfalh 11 tl at !
can hardly undertake, in the 11 imcf I V.iiks ,
to answer the Pope's l.tter. 'Ihe- tji'iiti"!
Enghiid has wriitin to King Willi no,
urging upon him tin. it is highly il.-siniMi
tit au-epl jicact; pri.ssils In. 111 lr:iiiie.
Would it not Uils-tur fi.r li r M.iji-iy lo
urge as dcli'titcly a- s-s. il!e, but still ,,
urge tijwm Napfilcoii hi-'aMi'atioi in fiv r
of snch covemment asi the Frenrli is-oiite
may elect, as the fir-t esreiitial sti p to e-
In any event, the friendly ivrp-sponih t.cs-brtweenthePoj-tind
King Willi in prevint-.
this war from Iimiinitig a war Is twit 11
Catholic Europe and IWc.-;.-.iit Enro,c, .11 1
so niucii Ills been gained iti favor of jsan.
ItrediKt-K the war to a Mlitie-:iI struggN
lietween France aiM (vernwnv, ami in di
closing the liberal inclirtatioij- of King
William torqieacc it h-avi-i I V.iiks: v.iihouta
rational, excuse for proloi.giug the war short
of an' a'rtiilsticc'ahiT a trial for peaiv. Wilh
ont a resirmfiilile govenimet.t, hocvtr, in
Paris there can be no armlstiev, and lliin
canbeno rcpomible govi-n.mii.t in I'.iri-,
from present appe-aramt-s, -hurt of thy ah
diction or formal iciiitrv.il of Nap-Icon. A
few days more 'anil this dillicidly m iy be
(Knsii thr CUamlwt IiU-!-ih'-'..
Dr W. AV. ,Vrisht, why v.-.es tqipninti d
to take a coinule-tc p ifus of I.ds Itc -unty,
called tinon nx last TucmIiv morniiiz. Ii-a-
hig theotHcial returns of tli crrt-us rmdT
bis rm, oil his way to Leavenworth to make
his final retort. The Dr. lues workcsl hard,
and faithfully performed the ilniit-s devolv
ingnpon him. HLs ret-onl hos- neat, and
bis fignres liait up cnrreif. We give the
figures from his report :
1 Xunilwof &iiiili-5 ', I n;
Xioaber or innaMtantr . . i.STii
We have no iloubt there were some famili
and actual settlers unavoidably overhsikeil,
that would have brought tlie number up to
The following are the officers of the Na
tional Lafcor Union for the ensuing yc-ir:
N. A. Trevellick, of Michigan, President;
Conrail KnTTn," of 'Rew1 ' York, lir-t Yhe
Presideat; Mrs.E.O.G. Willard, ofChica-
go, second ice President; John .Brown
ing, of New York, Secretary; and A. W.
Phelps,' of Connecticut, Treasurer.
iie f I