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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, JS70.
A fAIR AXI OPEX VOTE I THE
Tlie manly clement in tlic Convention will
lie strong enough to have its own way, to
" run " it, and there fa little further necessity
of advocating the rfra rocc vote. The dis
cussion which we have kept up more than
iwoyears, and which has been ahly sustained
by the best journals in the Slate, has carried
conviction with it. The Ferret Itillot Wongs
to t lie private dtir-on for his protection, but
the delegate must rote ojienly, Wra roar, and
if he is bought by Sid. Clarke he must
answer, when his name fa called in the Con
vention, " Sidney Clarke." It will take con
siderable courage to brave popular indigna
tion and openly vote for Sidney Clarke in
the pretence of hundreds of witnesses from
every section of Kansas. The name fa hate
ful to the people; it is a synonynie of false
ikkmI and bad faith, of treachery and rotten
ness, of betrayal ami lerfidy. When the
n.11113 of the delegate is called, lie must rfac
in iiis place ami pronounce the name of the
ikthoii for whom he votes ;that is what is meant
by rim race voting. It means the death-knell of
all double-dealing; the utter playing-out of
the men who tell the ieople they are all
right, and then go to the convention, and,
by means of a secret lrallot, betray their con
stituent, violate their pledge, and Mill their
vote for money or office. All delegate do
not do thi--, but the ballot rule has always
jicnnitted it, and there has never liecn a Con
vention in which there were not jut enough
shysters of this sort to change the result and
thus outrage public sentiment.
All tliat sort of men are now opposing the
lint nxx method of voting. They want to
gotoTojicka to make money; they want a
jiart of Clarke's corruption fund, and they
will take it unless forbidden by in-tructions
ami by popular indignation. Men have
gone to Tojieka after their money as regu
larly as. beggars go to a otip house for their
fins'. They have even Imo-teil of their in
f.imy: "I don't go to Topeka for nothing.
Beckon I know my biz." This language
has liecn sufficiently familiar in the rotten
lost. Xo man in the State has liecn more
conspicuous in demanding this reform than
George A. Crawford, and hfa unselfish and
jiatrioiir agitation is alrcaily producing fniit.
At .i lk-publican meeting recently held in
Xenia the following resolutions were
KJtf., That w hare no niiifi.Ieiice in the
nlilhty, integrity, fir honesty if hMnrr Clarke,
ami wrilemainlVf the coining lteimMicnn "nitn
tmn a change in tho Representative in Guign-s
from tills district, aisl feci aMiurrst thai the iimul
nntmii i.rsi.lncy Clarke will lil to ineila!.l
dif.il, Knr4ml, That we demand nf tin- I'enililiraii
Mate Guit ration, that they Tiitc rim trrt- fir-nii-didati-s,
and not liv isx-ret hallot, f-jr tin-IKiiuiiia-ll'in
of all c-smli.Iafi-s.
ZfrWiW, That w lielieve money lias li-u itvil
to fttitalii nimiiiiatiiins; that ucn liril-ry has lt-n
roiortol to, touhtain important Fulml iflic.-s.awl
that Sidney Clarke, has lieen, and now is cn-.u-cl
in th uelarioiis piactlee; that we denounce tlie
il pmrticcaii.1 its authonias uimurlhy if ml.Ii
At a meeting held in Uniontown the fol
lowing revolutions were adopted:
KcMJrl, That we as individual, and a iiilmii
Ivrsnf tl.-Ri-niMican imrty, for the pnl of the
jiaiiy. nr oiiMded to the rontiuuance in .tliwfif
i-ir n-eiit K-prct.ntativc in OinRress, an I U-l.--iii3
tli.il a change is necessary, do nnist heailily :il
iie ttis nomination if the Hon. I. I. Iy.sc, of
H-1'jrts..u t'u.iMv. to till that office, and wc pledge
ourveltes t labur K.r the acruiiiplishiuei.t of that
.VmW, Tut liftietim; that the use of the
s't r. I ti-l!o! in -t iiiiitaliiigconveuiiotis is the -oun-e
ot :!-. . ewlto tin- cr', slid ! ti-"l liy dohaiiug
men j ;.ut for tlieir iui'uiti-s, and to the
mj'irv f'i.ast laiiuiiiab'S, we do earnestly iiiMst
lint li .n.. shall lie ab1ih-l in all Kepuhliran
iteiteiiinns, and ve will rtiiuiru delegates iroiu our
ni'd-t lo lh btalc Ginvenli'.ii at Topeka, toih
in ui. nml Bland out firmly for an ojien show ' .f
Hi- hand upon all votes taken ill raid convention.
Wciy the following from the Fort
Scott Monitor. It hates the nail on the head.
We shall not write again on this subject
liefore the Convention, and we trust that this
imiiortant subject will be seriously con-idered
iy ever) voter in mc oiaie:
Ia-1 every district in the State declare in
favor of a ritvi rore vote in our coming Stale
Convention. It has been the custom for
years, in Kansas, to vote by ballot, which
Ills had the effect of encouraging fraud, and
of defeating the will of the people. We ate
glad to see a general disposition among our
State exchanges to do away with this mode
of nominating candidates for oflice.
We may elect men whom we believe to be
honest, anil send them to the State Conven
tion under instructions to vote for such and
such candidates; they may tell as that they
tint vote lor the candidates they were in
structed to vote for, and yet they may vote
agnint the very man they art iwtfvttrd to rote
for. The only way to detect frauds of this
kind, and to secure a fair expression of the
will of tlie people, fa to have each delegate
rjKalc out the name of his choice in a plain
and distinct voice, so that not only the meiii
licrsofthe Convention may know that he
voted, but every one in the State may learn
by referring to the record.
Until we secure a rim roce vote, and for
ever do away with the system of voting by
secret ballot, the people may never ei'iec:
to be fairly represented in our State Conven
tions. While there are a great many who
would vote just as they are instructed, we
cannot disguise the fact that there are those
who would for a paltry consideration, sell
nut themselves and their constituents; others
who have no very high moral sen:-e
of honor, would barter their vote away on a
mere promise of oflice Hut we do hope
that every portion of the State which favors
an honest administration of affairs in Kan
sas, will join in and lend its aid Incorrect
this evil which is yearly gaining strength in
Kansas, ami which niut be checked before
we can hope to purify the politics of our
The French town of Verdun, which ha.s
l.ilely achieves! notoriety by the movements
of troojis and the lighting of kittles, is situa
ted on the Metise, twenty-eight miles north
or ISar-lc-Duc, and fa about thirty miles due
west from Mctz. It has a population of
over 10,500, and is strongly fortified. In
17H- it was bombarded and taken by the
Prussians, but restored to the French after
the liattlc of Valmy. There is a cathedral
in the place, a valuable public library and
other important institutions. The inhabi
tants arc chiefly occupied in manufacturing
woollen fabrics, wooden wares, nails, leather,
liipiors and confectionery. Etain fa a town
in the northwestern lart of France, about
twelve miles northeast of Verdun, and in
1 852 contained 2,872 inhabitants. It is in
the deiKirtment of Meusc, on an affluent of
the Moselle, and is located on a marshy tract.
It has a communal college, ami manufac
tures of cotton.
IIkmiy D. Cooke, of the firm of Jay
Cooke Co., states that the fact that the
German lankers of this country arc prctnar
ing to take the Prussian loan, fa a healthy
sign of our financial condition, and instead
of depreciating our bonds will tend to in
crease their value, from tlie fact that such
action on the part of the German bankers
is a sure jirooi" of the financial ability of this
countiy not only to meet its own obligation,
but to take up the loans of other countries.
I Ieau sour securities are to-day the bett in
the w. Id.
Kixc. William was accompanied in the
neat of war by, among other distinguished
Germans, Baron Von Manleuflcl, Comman
der First Army Corps; Count Bismarck,
Buades-Kanzler; Von Boon, Secretary of
War; Von Moltke, Chief of the General
Staff; Graf Pnckler, Oberstallmcfatcr; Count
Pcrponchcr, Boyal Marshal; Von Boyen,
General Adjutant; Von Treskow, ditto; Von
Albedyll, ditto; Von Lncadvn, ditto; Count
Lehndorff, Prince Anton Badziwill, Count
WaWersee, Major Von Alien, Hrrr Abeken,
Hcrr Von Kendcll, Dr. Von Laucr, Ilerr
Borck, King's Counsel.
The terms of the following Senators in
Congress expire March 4, 1S71: Lot M.
Morrill, Maine; Aaron H. Cragin, New I i
Hampshire; Henry Wilson, Massachusetts; t
....laujJl i Jim.
AG.CauH, New Jersey; Williard Sauls
bury, Delaware; John W. Johnston, Vir
ginia; Waitman T. Willey, West Virginia;
Joseph C. Abboir,Jrthroi;ti;:ThSua8
Warner, Alabama; Hiram K. Bevels, Mis
sissippi, John S. Harris, Louisiana; Morgan
C. Hamilton, Texas; Alexander McDonald,
Arkansas; Joseph S. Fowler, Tennessee,
Thomas C. McCreery, Kentucky; Bichard
James F5. Howell, Iowa; Daniel S. Norton,
Minnesota; Edmund G. Boss, Kansas;
George Williams, Oregon, and John M.
Of this number, Senators Cpgifwjad
.ntiiony nave necn ic-eisaed;- mri-inc-Creery,
of Kentucky, will be succeeded by
Governor J. W. Steveijson,of ,tha State;
DaniclS. Norton (lately deceased) by Wil
liam AVindom, appointed by the Governor,
and Joseph S. Fowler try Judge Cooper, of
REFORM IT AUTTaHIETHER.
The commotion wfcidrwe witness in Kan
sas this year in regard to onr representatives
in Congress and in the Senate in not peculiar
to our Stale, but, in a greater or less degree,
jtcrvades all 'arts of the country. Thinking
men are dissatisfied with tlie Federal appoint
ments made by Congrcs'nien aar! Senators;
thev see how wretchedly aaek omccs are
freijiiently fill?d,-andjtnejr see the demorali
zation to which such a system inevitably
lead-'. Abuses are aeldom corrected Mtil
they asuiiie Midi huge proiiortions as to lie-
come unendurable, and that point seems tr
be reached in relation to the question of
The condition of the mails in our owji
State to-day furnishes a sad commentary on
tlie present system of making appointments.
This is a class of tatronagc which fa given
to the Congressman to dispense. He makes
the iaspector or supervisor, the route agent,
the K-tmai.ter, primarily his slaves and
lHilitical shysters; secondarily they may
attend to the mails and do their dutv to the
jtcople. Business men may reiwrt to Wash
ington that their business letters are greatly
delayed in i caching their destination, or that
they do not reach it at all. Such complaints
receive little attention. If the mail suitor-
dinates arc attending to jKilitics and are trite
to the interests of the Congressman, they
will not lie turned out of o'.Sce and will not
This is only a single branch of the service.
In the Kevenuc Department the evils suf
fered are even more disastrous, and tlie
remedy as difficult. Personal adhesion,
individual vassalage, is required of the As-
sts.-or and Collector little more. If John
Sneer is known to Jim Lane as a "Lane
man," then Specr can mb eight thousand
citizens as he actually ilid do and Lane
will not stir a finger to secure his removal
from office. If he fa :r "Clarke mnn," Clarke
will cover up his crimes and shield him from
liut when the crime liecomes as bold as
this, :md public attention fa fully drawn to
it, it is evident that the remedy fa near at
hand. No great wrong can lie upheld after
public attention fa fully called to it hv free
dis.-its.-iou. As an indication of the way
this siibect is now thought of and agitated
we copy the following from the Chicago
From all juris of the country there nre
loud cti:iii!:iinl.i, fiom the great body of the
people conqKising the Kepublioau party,
atiinsi alleged unfair means resorted to by
Federal tliv holders to control Congres
sional uo.iiiii.itioiis. For the first time in
the hi-tory of the Kcpuhlicaii party in Illi
nois, this complaint has become so general
as to threaten the success of the iarty in
more than one District. It fa alleged that
Collectors and A-.csrtirs of Internal Kevenuc,
and tlieir sulonliuaies, with Postmasters and
special agents of nil kinds holding their of
fices upon the nomination of their Repre
sentative, have conspired to pack county
conventions, and, by bribery and corruption,
and the use of their official patronage, and
threats, of official vengeance, have forced, or
tried lo force, the nomination of the men to
is true, in many cases, in all parts of the
country, cannot lie doubted. That many
Representatives owe tlieir renominations to
appliances of this kind, and not to any ex
cessive desire of the public, is proved by the
frequent re-elections of members of Con
gress whose incapacity and general worth
We need not enter into any discussion as
to the facts of any particular case. We sim
ply wish to cjII public attention to the
wretched system bv which Federal officers
are apjiointed, and the tenure by wliich they
hold their places. The country fa divided
into Congressional Districts, and each ltes-
rocntative who agrees politically with the
ailmiiie-tration in tower, claims, and is gen
erally allowed, the right to name all the Fed
eral appointments in hfa district. Asa mat
ter of course, he appoints only those who
have I ven instrumental in securing his own
nomination and election, or those who are
cxiectcd to do so hereafter. The office
holders have no choice. If they refits they
know tliat the Representative can have
them dismissed They are his instruments.
They hold office by his favor alone. This
system, which fa now universal, fa degrading
to the office-holder, and to the Representa
tive, and virtually deprives the people of the
right to select their own Representative. It
is true, the ieoplc have the right to defeat
the candidate who thus forces himself upon
them, but it is generally at the cost of clcct
iiuja political opponent, which they never
choose to do, except under the most exasper
It fa due to truth to say that the fault is
in the system, and not in the men who hap
pen to 1 tcmjvirarily profiting by it. Any
other men, placed in like circumstances,
and having the same machinery at hand,
would do the same. The reason why we
hear the outcry against it now for the first
time is that the public attention fa no longer
preoccupied with the weightier considera
tions of war and reconstruction. The same
evils existed liefore, but they were not no
ticed, t hey arc part and parcel of a vicious
civil sen-ice system; handed down to as by
the old Democratic imrty, and no reform can
lie looked for by a mere change of Congress,
men. The only cure is to be found in a
change of the system. Office-holders of the
class referred to mut be appointed for some
other cau-c than fealty to the representatives
of their districts; and must hold their places
ilnrin"- pood behavior. The neonle will un
derstand readily the great unwillingness of
a majority of members of Congress to vote
for any law establishing a different tenure
for civil offices. Such a law would take
from them the means and appliances by
wliich they now arc enabled to renominate
and re-elect themselves. Such a law, by de
tirivine them of these personal deindents
in their districts, would leave the question of
their re-election to the people.
The time has come when the people must
demand a change. The routine officers of
the civil service must be put on a(1diflercnt
liasfa. Men should" be apjiointed to office on
competitive examination! Once appointed,
the- should hold office so long as they prove
worthy. Meddling with politics, in the par
tisan sense, should be sufficient cause for re
moval. The time for this reform has come.
The abase has reached that point when the
people arc measurably deprived of the right
of choosing their own mcmliers of Congress.
It fa a matter for congratulation that this evil
has at last forced itself upon public attention
in such a manner that it cannot he longer
ignored or thrust into the back-ground.
As another imlcx that the people are- 1
gining to inist rrjion-an honest State Conven
tion, and an open vote in the Convention,
wc copy the following from the proceedings
of a Bcpiiblican meeting latehr-'held - in
-Rcjoftwf, Tliat we believe that the use of
the secret ballot in the nominating conven
tion is abused by designing men for' the pur
pose of covering their corrupt bargain for
the purchase of delegates, ana to conceal the
treachery of Rich delegates to their constitu
ency, and tliat we will Tote for no man as'
our delegate to said Convention, who does
not pledge himself to insist upon a tiro roce
vote upon all nominations in said Conven
tion. Returns' to the Revenue Bureau show
xerj satisfactory results in the matter of fruit
distillation, and an unusually large n""bpr
of stills, many of which no doubt were here
tofore operated OlkWy.'aredwreloslerea
nd bonded as xeqpired by hnr. Tie $&lWymdotkGasette.
trict wliich. last ycarjregistered but fourteen
stills for fruit dLLLUation? has now under
bonda two hundred and seventy atill. An
other, registering about the same number
last year, has already bonded over three
How mativ there are in Etiroiic to-day
who arc 'repealing, in- one way and another,1
some most vigorous words of the late Mr.
Thackeray. 'Accursed, I say," exclaims
the writer, "be all uniform coats of blue or
of red; all ye epaulets and aaber-ashear; all
ye guns, shrapnels, and rausketoens; all ye
silken banners embroidered with bloody
reminiscences of successful fights ; down
down to the bottomless pit with you all, and
let honest men live and love each other with
The Chrirtian Advocate publishes a table
of the nativity of the criminal and pauper
tiopslalion' of New York. Of 709,120 per
sons arrested in ten years, 357,725 are of
Irish birth, 50 per cent; 217,649 natives, or.
31 tier cent.; including in this class the
children of foreigners. In the public insti
tutioas, 112,000 were Irish, 18,856 Ger
mans, and 10,C87 native.
I From the Button Advertiser.
The last mails from China brought news
of the death of the United Suites Consul at
Canton, Colonel B. P. Chehoweth of Vir
ginia. The name mav Ik new lo niaiiv of
our readers, but it was Ixirne bv one of the
noblest and bravest voting officers whom the
United States lus had in its service. His
appointment was one of the first made by the
present administration. When the appoint
ment was announced, some of tho incidents of
his lite appeared in (lie newspapers-, and en
couraged the belief of many that it would
ensure to him a useful if ;iot,,a great career.
Colonel Chenoweth was a Virginian by birth,
the son of a slaveholder, with everything to
attach liini lo the institutions of the State and
the sentiments of hfa people. But hfa earliest
manhood found htm in Western Missouri,
throwing all the enthusiasm ami energv of
his nature into the cnIoas contest there,
which ju-t preceded the outbreak of the war.
When the firt call for troois was made in
Kansas, he crosjetl the river and was tlie
first to march down from EI wood to Fort
Leavenworth, and became Company A, of
the r irst Kansas regiment, lie was born
for a soldier. "In pbvvieal strength," wrote
one who knew linn well, and txiwer of
endurance, in firmness of character, in cool
courage, he was worthy of Oliver Cromwell,
of whom he was a descendant." He served
under General Lyon in Missouri till
hfa death. He was with General
Dodge, of Iowa, as IuBuector-eeneral
of his command, from which lie was trans
ferred to the stan of General Grant, and a
vastly extended field of duty. He left the
army upon the death of hfa lather, before the
chs-e of the war, with the highest confidence
of his sujerior officers. For two or three
years after he was stqierintendent of schools
in vortnier, wiicre nis: cuucation, ins at
tractive address-, his deep interest in his work,
and his pttrityand elevation of character won
for him universal esteem. Hfa impaired
hixilth compelling him at last to seek dillercnt
employments and a milder climate, he went to
China. There also he threw himself into his
appointed work with the characteristic en
thiisiasin and forgetfulnes of hfa tiersonal wel
fare, which had marked his whole life. Three
or four months ago he took advantage of a
brief respite in his lalmrs lo make an excur
sion up one of the multitude of rivers into
the interior of .China, hfa entertaining ac
count of which we received and printed since
His funeral was attended at dutou, on
the 21st of June, by tlie .entire consular
body, and bv n large proportion of the
American and English residents in Canton,
by whoin he was greatly esteemed. He died
in the thirty -first year of hishge, leaving a
wife and two young children 'who accompa
nied him to China a'fjut a year ago.
.Twlm PoimIIcIoii Ki'iinrsly.
This well known Maryland olitici:in
died at Newjiort on Thursday evening, in
the seventy-fifth year of his age. He was
horn in Billiniore, in October, 17!)-), studied
law in that city ami practiced his profession
thereuntil 183S, when he entered actively
into politics; and virtually retired from the
liar. He served three siiecosivu terms in
Congress, beginning in in 1S.S9 and emliir
in 1X15, having previously lierti a member of
the Manlaml ilou.se. .r Delegates. In 1846
he was again elected to the State Iegislature,
extent, was due the adoption of measures
tending to the iiyincnt of the State tlebt ami
the restoration of the credit of Maryland. In
1852 Mr. Kennedy-was aiiK)inledSccrctary
of the Navy by President rilmorc, and filled
that iositioii until the succession of .Franklin
Pierce, when be retired juTinanently from
political life. He was chosen Provost of the
University of Man-land in 1849, and held
that office lo the time of hfa death. As an
author Mr. Kennedy made a good reputation. J
Manyol Ins iioiiiical speeches, reports -and
pamphlets which ha ve been -published bea
evidence of his ability. In general litera
ture he was aki well known. Among hfa
worksare "SwrallowBarn; a wiiouni in the
Uld Dominion, llor-cshoe Kobmson, '
"Bob of the Bowl," "Ouod Libel " "Me
moirs of the Life of William Wirt, late At
torney General of the United Stales," &c
Mr. Kennedy was for a long time an active
memlier and Vice President of the Maryland
Historical Society. In jiolitics he was a
Whig and Protectionist, aud in defence of
hfa views on political economy wrote several
All the large cities of the Union have
had for some time a German Patriot Aid So
ciety, the object of which is to succor the
wounded soldiers of theirold fatherland, and
to help the widows and orphans. From the
large cities Central Societies have endeavored
to ex and the movement to smaller towns
andthe country; but it is eeci:il!y due to
the indefatigable Ialiors of the Committee of
Correspondence of the New York Society,
which consists of Prof. Sehme, as Chairman,
Dr. Von Hoist, Mr. Ottcndorfer, ex-Gov.
Salomon, and Gen. Sigcl, that the movement
ha.s assumed national dimensions. A con
vention of delegates from all jwrts of the
country met last week in Chicago, and pro
mised the fiisiuii of all the exi-ling Sicieties
into one National German-American So
ciety. Many Societies iu all parts of the
Union have declared tlieir assent to llie new
organization. ..V. Y. T ihune.
The Wyandotte Gnzitle copies from the
Times the address of Mxf -Sylyfa, and adds:
" WcJmhlish the addreWrtn the" workingnien
of Kansas without endorsing all the views
put forth in it. We believe it fa -well for the
workingmen to organize, study the political
situation, and lie ready to throw the balance
of jiowcr which they may hold so as to tell in
their favor. One thing, however, they must
carefully guard against. As soon as it fa
known that they wield tlie Iialance of iower,
the meanest and most couteiuiitiblc thieves
and shysters in the State will try to sneak in
to their organization, and if they succeed in
doing so, will try to run it for their own per
sonal advantage. Keep clear of the swell
heads who alwavs want othce.
We are not surprised to find everybody
.'leaking of the present Prussian campaign
in France as a "wonderful affiiir." In fact-
it may be said that, from a military jniint of
view, there is nothing at all comparable
with it in the military history of Europe,
since the development of great army estab
lishments two or three centuries ago. Even
the most successful campaigns of the First
Napoleon aie far less extraordinary than the
present campaign of the Prussians in
which victory has followed victory from
Wocrth to Bczonvillc. In her war against
Amtria, four years ago, and in her present
war against France, the campaign. of
Prussia deserve to he styled wonderful ami
unparalleled. X 1' Tribune.
The Gkeat AciiiEV3uansoF Napoleon
the Tiiird. First, the re-establish inent of
the Napoleonic Empire in r ranee; .second,
the saving of "the sick man" of Turkey
from the KiMuan bear; Uiinl, the establish
ment and union of Italy; fourth, the estab
lishment, through the diploiuaey, with Count.
Bismarck, of the North German Confedera-'
tion; fifth, the union of all the German
States against him in war. the collaiise of the
Najioleon Empire and the creation of a grcat-i
vverui4iii j.iuiuq ; lue aruuer 01 x.urope 111
place of France. X. 1". Jlcndd,
Clarke has lcn in Congress six years,
and has apparently been intent all this time
on robbing the government, robbing the
railroad companies, robbing the people, and
putting the money in his own capacious
pockets, or dividing with such thieves and
pimps as hfa orderly in this city, with the
view of buying votes enough to secure his
return to Concress acain so that he can steal
still 'mote Oat upon such infamous con
duct; and out upon those who knowing the
nets support a man gmny oi fva cqbobct.
' ' A large' nunuWof English, voantccrs
Hare enlisted in the Prussian army. '
An English inn las received a) order
for a,9if nose fcags for the horses in the
Freiriisrwry: ' V. .;.;.
' -It-fa salrT that nearly all ''the fussian
Bismarck s cairtawicrwear ;snc-whiie
coats, Tirt breastplaiw aaa.whk-dunied
helmets. ' ', r.
The King of Prussia has reeeinl 103
congratulatory despatches Mncctbe faeaking
out of the war, fiom erinaii. lring in
Gen.-W. B. Ham has receive! per
mission from' the President to vfak lurope,
and witness the morenxnls of the wtr.
An observing correspondent. lonr rcsi-
denf in Paris, states that the Beptbljcaas
donTeare to push things much taste Uiau
they are roing, and do not, at least, rant to
declare ' ft ' republic now.
The rerraest of Prussia, that Her round
ed may be1, sent home by way of Bussels,
has been refused, on the grounds hat, its
purpose was to dear the wav for rchforcc
ments coming to the Prossfan army!
Posters have .been hungup in Sbycncc
with the following announcement: ,"May-
eiice is literally swarming with soldics, but
what are the soldiers swarming wih? It
makes no difference, if they will onV pro
vide themselves with Kruttmavers insect
destroyers at four kreutxer per bottle"
A Bible Association at 23 Fhsbury
Circus, London, announced July 231, that
they have furnished the French trootw leav
ing Paris, with copies of the Gospel aid pro
posed to follow the French army will their
Bible carriage. They have made aiange-
ments to do the same with tlie Prussian army
and hope to distribute half a uiillioncopics,
at a cost of .2,000.
Anions the canards now in circulation.
a French paper quotes the following: "King
William, of irnsaia, issshI to have omnut-
ted suicide bv sitting down on the teak of
his helmet. Physicians were called it once,
but it was too late. A slight abrasion of the
skin was even visible on his throat."
Prussia has greatly improved in agri
culture in the last fifty years. The laid now
supports twice as many inhabitants is it did
in 1820, though a greater 5pr.ee is deroted to
feeding cattle, and to the raising of plants
for manufacturing purposes. Thcrean; now
in existence in Prussia, 359 associafnns for
the improvement of the soil, for damage,
irrigationand the building of dykes.
The Berlin Kladdaxulatxeh onlains
some witty hits on the French. In inter to
baffle the Turcos and their cat, it advises
the Prussian soldiers to lake somt mice
along, so that the cat will lie occupied in
hunting them while our Prussian fa braining
the unlucky Turco.
A short time ago, two carrier pigeons,
raised in Cologne, succeeded in travelling
from Pcsth, in Hungary, to Cologie, in
Germany, a distance of aixiut 700 miles, in
eight hours. The Hungarian greeting to the
people of Cologne had hcvn printed on the
wings of the pigeons, in order not tocnilnr
rass them witli any unnecessary weight.
The MarreiUaisc divides tlie topularity
with the "German Bhinc," and Gounod has
composed a "National Hymn," at present
being rehearsed. The spirit of the times is
kejit up by' tragedies and comedies. Mdle.
Agar sings the Marxiltaic in the third act
of "Nero's Fete," the tricolor covering the
lictocs. And fashion has taken to wear the
hair a la Titwt. This, along with ten mitrail
leuse, nnd oO.UOu ChassejMits weekly manu
factured, ought to keep off the Prussians.
One result of the excitement now pre
vailing in Germany, is a project to erect a
monument to Claries Louis S;nd, the assas
sin of Kotsebue, March 23, .lSlSl Sand, a
theological student at Jena, was enthusiastic
upon tlie subject of German unity and free
dom. Kotzcbue, the author of "The Stran
ger' aud many othcr.playsj was a conspicu
ous literary supporter of dividing Germany
among the. petty princes, and iu killing him,
Sand thought tu aid hfa beloved fatherland.
The authorities executed Sand, and lefiiM.l
to have a momuinent raised over his icuiains,
but the Burschen of the Universities, who
regard him as a martyr, would honor his
resting place as though he were the Biultis
or the John Browji of Germany.
SlnndMT'n Rattle sfenr Mel.
On the retreat of the French left from
Saarbnick, after the defeat of McMahon and
Frossard, the corps of the Ltttcr (2), Ba
zaine (3), Ladmirault (A) and Boiirhakay
(8), were concentrated between Etnags and
Falquemont, covering Mctz. On the ad
vance of the Prussian Centre and Bight
Wing the French withdrew into the defence
having a little later thrust Itself between the
retreating McMahon and the troojis at Mctz,
the new commander of the latter, Marshal
Bazaine, resolved to evacuate Mctz. The re
tirement began on Sunday morning (August
l, ami was discovered oy llie rrussian
wlien only one half of the French army had
crossed the Mossellc. The Prussians at once
attacked. After a lsevere fight Gen. Stein
metz with the Prussian Bight Wing ad-
vanced us far as Bellecroix, an outwork ol
.Mctz, guarding the north-eastern approaches.
X'lwrtion'of Priiice Fedcrick Charles' army
of the Centre also carried the outworks ot
Bornv, which command the south-eastern
approaches and the railway bridge south ol
.Mctz. .Having lost possession ot this bridge
the French destroyed it by two shots 'from
Fort St. tyiefithi. This Litter work; the
chief defence bf the bridges at Mctz try which
the French were, was securely held by them.
Undercover of night, the, French evacuated
the city, leaving Gen. Changarnier in com
mand, with a large garrison. In this fight
the Prussians gained no tactical advantages:
they Miuered enormously in killed and
wounded,. losing, it is said, ten times as
many men 'ns the Frencli"," whose loss was re-i-orted.al
3,000.J The object of tlie fight,
however, was gained. The French retreat
was delayed several hours, and the passage
of the river at Pont A Moti&jon by a jiart ot
the Prussian armyuf the Centre was accom
plished. mokoay's kecoxnoisanok at .met.
In the early accounts of the engagements
it .wan reported that a liattlc was tought on
Monday, August loth. But no serious en
gagement took place on that day. The Prus
sians made a reconnoissance east of Metz, but
it resulted only in revealing to them that the
main French army had crossed the Moselle,
and had departed from Mitt. Our special
correspondent in Mctz, writing on Monday,
reported "heavy artillery firing toward
Thionvillc." Our sjieciai at Luxemburg,
immediately. north of Thionvillc, ieiortcd
at the nam daie'"cannoiiading in the direc
tion ol .Metz." .Later despatches eMalili-li
, that these sounds of battle were merely those
of the reconnoissance and of the bombard
ment which preceded the jiassage of the
Moselle by the Prussian Bight Wing at and
north of Vorpy. On the same day jmrtioirs
of Prince Frederick Charles' army crossed
thTSIoselTe at PonllV Mousson, ami advanc
ed northward byGorac, to engage the retreat
tuesuaVs battle at vravelle and pox-
On the tuorning-of August ltith the two
armies met between Gravelotte and Doncourt,
and engagements ensued between the con
forming the French Bight at Gravelotte aud
the Third 'and Hanoverian Corps of Prince
Charles' army, and between tlie French Left
at Donconrt and the army of Gen. Von Stein-
metz. These fights were very desperate in
character. A battalion of French infantry
destroyed a frussuui regiment of cavalry,
taking its colors. The Prussian cavalrv
leader, Prince Albert, of Prussia, nephew of
the King, was slain, the I'nissians were
everywhere retwlsed. A small part of the
rrencii army was cut oil, however, and re
tired to Metx. During the night and next
morning the French Bight withdrew from
Gravelotte and reached Mars la Tour.
wxdxesdays battle at mars la tour.
At this point on the morning of the 17th
of August the Bight of the French army was
attacked by' Prince Charles's army. Other
and fresh troow, moving from Point A
Mousson byThioncourt toward Manhctillc
had "outflanked the Trench and now inter
posed between them and Verdun. (Jen. Ba
zaine claims to have held his ground on this
day, and it Llear that several attacks of the
Prussians were repulsed. Nevertheless the
battle resulted in the retirement of Bazaine
fromMars la Tour.toward MeUagaia. Some
portion ofhn arnVV escaped from VonStein-
mctz toward .turn, but the main bodv it is
now known fell hack to Bczonvillc, and'thcrc
prcparedfor-the final struggle.
Ai "-1 -eo
rniVBWAis BATTLE" AT KE20XYILLK.
The position chosen bv Bazaine at this
point is described as naturally verv strong.
But with the army of 'Frederick Charles ad
vancing from Mars la Tonr in hfa front, and
that of Von Stetnmetz on hfa flank and rear
at Doncourt his position .was tactically untena
ble. After an engagement, which bv all accounts-was
the severest of -the several com
bats, the French were beaten and driven
peek trpon Metz. Here thev will be com
pelled to stand a siege ia. a fortress poorlv
proviHoned and with an army greatlv dis
heartened by the result of their desperate
efforts. Siege trains are already advancing
uum toe xveine, ana ue investment of Metz
op ia Ue fcrtxeas then
i to oppose 1
the onward march of Prince Frederick
William nnlv the 15.000 escaped bob of
McMahon, the Sixih Corps and the Garde
ilohile, at Unions, and the cayacn soldiers
at Paris. , M
rSOM THE UHlX, BT KEY. t.
K. BA3KIX, D. D.
Stunl the mother weeping, signing;
On tbecrw, hung Ueedisc, living,
Christ, hrr Son, .the crucified.
Through her soul, o'trwhelitrt sad xrieriiig,
, As ("retol.1, JesceuJIng, rlesvlng, .
DM the cruel sword divide.
Oh, what MtdiKns and sfllctlon,
tiers, the crowned with benediction, ,
Mother of thennlrOne! a
Bim hearing, moanlnp, grieirlng,
tteciiU aiiKuisli fast irlierinn . .
Of her own, her gUxioiu bon.
Who the mortal, without weeyiiqt,
CouM Ix-holil thit watcher keeping
Mothcr-Tigila in such woe?
Tearless, see her at her station,
In that awful contemplation,
With her Jesus sufcriag sT
For the sins of U5 poor mortala,
Sees she Him just at death's purtaN, -
.S-ounwd and beaten to tac KnaJ;
Stsi her Nn, naileil to His staUon,
Stteet though in death's deputation,
l'ouring out lor us HU soul.
Oh, thou mother, mar I lurrow
(race to share with tliv in sorrow;
(nee to mingle tears with thine;
race to melt me with emotion,
Grace to Ore me with deiotion.
As I see uth love divine!
Dr. Ellicott expreB the opinion that
i nthc whole 6,944 verses in the New Testa
ment, the revised passages will not exceed
one for every five verse.
Mcmliers of all the Methodist Churches
in tlie world now number 3,500,000; minis
ters, 19,040; local preachers, 57,834; Sabbath
school scholar-, nearly four millions.
An Episcopal "Church Guild" ha
been organized in Cincinnati. It supports
three missions and a reading room, and will
soon start a library.
The Presbyterian Church, West Farm,
N. Y., finds, after one year's trial of free
new that it has received $600 in excess of
contributions over any previous year. '
Tlie numerous colony of Czeclis in St.
Peter-burg have resolved to unite with the
The celebration in Hnisxfa of the five
hundredth anniversary of the burning of
the Jews has been forbidden by orders from
Mr. A. F. Patlcrson, who hits explored
that country, says the Bonian Catholic
Church in Hungary, fa steadily gaining on
The Bcv. Phclie A. Hanford publishes a
letter, in which she says that she is the first
woman minister regularly ordained in this
country, and Bcv. Olympia Brown is" the
(irst regulaily ordained as jastor in the
Univers-ilist Church. She says that Mfas
Brown is now laliorinr with fid'elity and suc
cess in the city of Bndgejiort, Connecticut.
The Sabbath schools joined in a picnic at
Bridgeisirt, a few days ago, on whirh "oc
casion a characteristic address was made by
P. T. Bamum, wIksc summer home fa at
Bridgeport, where he faithfully attends the
church in which Miss Brown preaches.
Thk Down Gisahe. The evening of
every man's life is coming on ajiace. The
day of life will soon lie spent. The sun,
though it may now In; up in mid-heavens',
will pass swiftly down the western sky, and
disappear. What shall light up man's path
when the sun ol lite lias gone down.' tie
must travel on to the next world, but what
shall illumine hfa footsteps after the night
fall of death, amid tlie darkness of hfa
journey? What ipicstious more important,
mure practical, more solemn for each reer
of our journal lo ask. himself? Tliat is a
journey to travel withont light,' without a
guide," and without a friend. Vet, .every
man must perform it. The time fa not far
distant when all men must begin the jour
ney. There is an evening star in the .natural
world. Its radiance is bright and beautiful,
and cheering to (hels-nighted traveller. But
life's evening st.tr is found in a good hope of
heaven. Its Iieauty and its uriliancy arc re
'flcrtcd from the S:ui of righteousness, whose
bright rays light up the evening of life, and
throw their cheering radiance uuitc across
the darkness of the grave, into lmmamiers
land. It has illiiniin.iled the fitsteis of
many a traveller into eternity. It fa of price
less value. A thousand worlds cannot pur
cliase it; and yet it is offered without money
and Jwithont price, to him who will peni
tently and thankfully receive il.
Some cooks will throw out the water in
uhich meats have been Uiilcd, without k-l-'
Bits of meat arc thrown out which would
make hashed meat or hash.
The tlmir is sifted in a wasteful manner,
and the bread pan left with the dough stick
ing lo it.
Pie crust is laid by to sour, instead of
making a few tarts for tea.
Cold puddings are considered good fur
nothing, when olfciitiincs they can liesteanicd
fur the next day.
Di.-h cloths aie ihron n down where mice
Vegetables arc thrown away that would
warm for breakfast nicely.
The scrubbing brush is left in the water.
Tubs and bands arc left in the sun to dry
and fall apart.
-Nice haniiled knives arc thrown into hot
Silver spoon; are turd toscraie kettles.
Cream fallowed to mould and FjM.il.
("ofiee, tea, tiepiicr and spices arc left to
stand open and lo-e their strength.
The cork is left out- of' tlie mohuwes- jug,
ami the Hies take possession. '
Vinegar is ilrvwri in a tin basin and Til
lowed to stand until both Isasin and vinegar
Dried fruit is not taken care of in season
and Iiectimcs wormy.
Potatoes in the cellar grow, and the
sprouts arc not removed until they become
Pork sjKiils for want of salt, and beef be-cau-e
the brine wants wilding.
Bonrs are burned that would makesr i,i.
Ch.thes arc left on the line to whip to
pieces in the wind.
Brooms are never hung up, and soon are
.1 LW.KMIOI" FIVKRIVClrs.
Iotii- and I
Hopes iKMtins high .
Willi half a million iiii-ii in line;
Went firth to try
Oi;r frontier on the Itiver lthinr.
We rrsrhod the Ithine
In spirits fine,
Kt-.nly lira rrussiaiiK, or world, to dare;
liut in the. way
A lion lay;
Si we f II lack to the KhirSaar.
' Twai no deffst ;
For wlut couM lirat
Our.irmy pran.l, an-1 the mitrailleuse?
Yet, leins preiw.1,
We il(:iliil It hest
To fjll luck again iimi the River Mi-ure.
'Tit a wictiil lie
Tiiiv liui'aml I
1'sick iudWiay auddiaorderftll!
We only thought
If lattle wchad m tlie blue Moselle.
This useful tnatk
Is sometimes the hcsi pbn of campaign ;
Ami lmlsand I
May jet do ordic,
In the neighborhood ol the Itivcr Seine!
Itkhmond (Va.) Dispatch.
Under the auspices of some company or
association of some sort in Boston a consid
erable iitiiii bcr of colored cople are emigra
ting from this city to tliat. Last week some
one hundred and fifty were transported by
the Xcw York steamer to New York, whence
they were taken to Boston. On Tuesday
alxjut one hundred left by the same route.
These icop"e" are under the care of those
who have entered tijxm this business at the
headquarter in the "hub." They are hired
out iu any pirt of the New England States
where there is a demand for them, chiefly a
cooks," housemaids, and dining-room i-cr-vants.
The business is conducted with an
activity that indicates there is "something
Tfar Falltirsil FaelloaM 1st Pariav.
From the St. Lo-iU Itcpul'iean.
We hear from all sides that Bonamrtim
is fading away in Paris; that the ads of the
Corps Legishtif lake effect without Imperial
decrees directing their execution; that the
committee on defence does not care whether
the Emperor or the Empress know or ar
prove h hat is done; that spies have ceased
to lie a power in the cafes of Paris, and that
one can hear treason against the Bonapartes
in the open street and on the benches of the
Corps Legislatif. AVIiat silence and half
contemptuous expressions can do toward the
moral dethronement of "the Napoleonic dy
nasty has been done. The formal abdica
tion sir the forcible overthrow of it only is
A Syracuse man lied when he said that
lie could cat ntty lemons, lie tried to prove I
it and sliarctl the fate of Ananias and his I
'r ' I
he could cat fifty lemons, lie tried to prove
Brigham Young fa in delicate health.
A late Parjs.baUjCo: the host $210,015.
PoUtocs, they grow largo hi Tennessee.
South California wants to be a State by
Duluth fa to have four docks to cost
Tfic ' season at Saratoga haa not' yet
reached, its heigh t.
, Many ladies are studying law with a
view to the profits, ,
London turns ottTlOi.000. pianos a year
from 200 factories. t
Steam drills are not serviceable in drill
ing raw recruits,
The French army is accoiiijanied -by
three. hundred priests-.
The cliignous to be worn this fall will
be high' up and low down.
The copyright 'of Pickwick has only
nine years more to run: - " '
Ben. Wade thinks tluifthe-'IfcisaMican
will carry Oh Jo heavily.
Three fourths of the newspapers in Wis
consin favor a prospective tariff".
Silks, strijic-d with velvet will lie very
itiiich worn for street costumes next fall.
The Chicago Bepubliean blows a Wast
against tlie "lecture bureau monopoly."
Walt Whitman has t gone to "Grass"
again.' Snie more "iicavcs" will appear
Cornell I'nivcrsily owns 200,000 acres of
land iu the WT-conin Chippewa territory.
American Baptists are about to establish
a theological ycliool in Hamburg, Germany.
. Omalia st-eurvjl the two-headed girl in
time to have it count two on the census of the
Two Chine? luivc been received into a
CVingrcgation.il church in Oakland Califor
The Decoinenitic ticket in S.in Francisco
fa in danger from an adverse combination of
Germans and Irish.
Mfajfasirnii is going to give agriculture
a fair chance, having arranged for fotty fairs
the coming autumn.
Twclvclargeand verv fashionable wed
ding are to Like place in New Yoik city du
ring the month til rjeptemix-r.
Burglars broke into a Winconsin store
where the grls were marked so high that
the thieves could not reach them.
The Frencli are"'Ki(lif-trir.usIv hiHiting
sptist. Their -"ori-owy, however, "iiune not
as single epics, but iu Iwttalion.'
Wi-coiisin h.is had '20,000 women at
work iu the fields thfa ycir, a great many
Ainericnrslaith by birth and ia rentage.
A man' in Iowa City, in ilrawing hfa
cheek to p.ty hfa milruad-biind tax, made it
livable to '.'highway robbers or licarer."
In iitt)ii!ilV in (iilifornia ntrly.every
onefa sick with fext-r, so that there are hardly
enough well perHitw to attend to the ill.
It is iid that the Pope has determined
to recall hfa Nuncio from Vienna, on ac-'
count of ti-tnn s alirognlmit oT tire Con
cordat. Mr. Cornell ha;; recently vfaited Min
neMita to look after "'O acres of valuable
land iu Pojie county, owned by the Cornell
A Fredch statistician estimate that
since "the departure of the Garde Mobile
from IMrfa there is but one able-bodied man
o eighteen wonicii.
Madame C. II in Paris fa not satisfied
with the present situation. She sjysS "War
fa not very amusing and agreeable after all.
Not a soldier will stay in Paris, and then
there will b j no getting along with servant
girls." ' m
THE BALLAD OF KINO IMS.
DVO. It. IUSXR:.
1 jnl by a field where tl.o royal orn
His bun Irol emerald ll.ipt unfurled,
Axluw n.h!i the glancing bejiusof morn.
With I In-cry-tal drops of due imp-itrlcd.
And wavtsl UiVm out to the fn-e wind's play,
And l(.--i with H .".tilery li!!iiIet.i liigli;
And I hianl the niyiiarcli proudly say.
In a strain i rustic melody:
I.' 1 inn kiis- ol'liie fruitful f.tnn!
I'm niihtfiil lord of I tie n-rt-al band!
liHjt thesttptruof l.iy Mroncanu
In ni tjest v mer the falloweil Mi.d!
Tin- fariiier'Vevei-. alitfht with hope
When hissiifniu pIouJ.iiaretunut the mould;
And theKMiwiiii;cji-i.f pnnui oj"
When he hides in the griund my germ of
'-Tin- lifnttof tlitf Iiuinduian trills a sour
When my Rrs-u Hades pierce tin- mellow
1 le delights to :w me tali aud -trolls.
In the iiiaizo-miinth, cast my sliadows round;
And watching the Atiii-t Minlieams fall,
And a uiatihless heen tu my beauty bring.
JI..SIIC. J-l.ll .. mllj Cm,I,
My Corn, out all liis brethren king!'
"Ay, I w.-u tm to rule in tli field;
My iMiiners wate on hillsides and plains
Tin Knilil, for my glory and Uiuuleous yild,
Pnxl.iims mc by right, 'King of the J mi ml
I make the laliorer's tin-side glad
With abundant gifts from my full hand;
And tin- tii!iu;iiiilliiiu, liiuicer -.!!,
And tiehs-ino myrtign in every land.
"When the coil and soft September da) j
r.riiiga rijioiKss to my golden ear.
I'll furl my Hags in the Autumn haze,
t iipluiu.- in v h h.iet, and ilr.o my Mvam;
Thtti, a. I lw.f to the reaper's hand.
In t'l-iletvj hours fa liartesl-moni:
ll.'in for llie Kins! the great Kin,; Corn!' "
IIKiIITtAV-i: IX THE FAKWF.ST.
Fnco tr '.". SlavK- MKw
A iKi-vsL-nger on WlIIs-, Fargo & Co.'s
couch writes from Curimie, Uuih, to the
Helena Herntrf, tinder date of August 0th:
Heaching Pleasant Valley about 9 ji. in.,
Thurrslay, I saw indications of sonic anxiety
on 'the part of the driver and guard lioth of
whom were armed with shot guns aud re
volvers. Wc jiassed the first station south
of Pleasant Valley safely, but it was tietween
this jtiid the next that weexpeeteil the fun.
Lieutenant Hamilton, of 1-ort Kills, was
witn me, and the three Cliinauien. I only
had one weapon of defense, V.'c were all
now vtaiehful, and as the coach asv-cended
from the lied of Dry deck this is what
caught our cars: click! click! click! Iialt!!
and like an apparition the Boad Agents
sprang from the rocks a lew feit from the
coach. One drew hi-. Henry ritlc on 'the
leaders, the next on the driver, and the
third jtfiid bis compliments to the Lieuten
ant and myself by placing the muz
zle of his needle gun in rather uncomforta
ble proximity to our cars', and a.s the driver
pithily remarked, "the muzzles of them
riHcs appeared as large :i a nine inch stove
pipe!" 1 instantly seized my "navy," but
a touch of camion from Hamilton advised
twtiem-c. Xot knowing what the issue of
the aftair might be, I concealed my money
in the cushion of my seat bycittinga hole
in the leather; my companion had previous
ly placed his in the band of his dratoeri.
1 he Chinamen liad by this time awoke and
Iiegan their giMieri-.Ii. I silenced them, and
then iwtea tlie progress of auairs outside.
Thcdrivcr put on the brake the moment they
challenged him. lie asked what they
"The treasure l-oxcr!" said they.
"All right!" .ud the driver; " here they
are," and threw out the light one, (from Vir
ginia City, I talievc).
"You have another of these fish?" said
" Yes," was the reiilv.
" Throw it out," was the command.
this w.ts don
e, and stcntiing aside he pick
ed up an ax am! ls-jsiii chopping the light
one ojien. It !ook him full fifteen minutes,
and hard won; at tliat. lie emptied its con
tents. " There's nothing in that box," he raid,
evidently much enraged.
He next attacked the Helena Iwx, which
contained about six thousand dollars, I be
lieve, lie remarked to the driver during
the progress of opening the Imxcs that he
was sorry to detain us so long, but it could
not be helped; tlist the-e things would occur
in the liest regulated families!
"Are thire any eisscngers alioard?" he
said, when he got through with the boxes.
" Yes," said the driver, " three Chinamen
and two white men."
"Get out, John," in a voice that could
not Iw mlokcn. We told the boys to gtt
out. They were very unwilling to go but
they finally turned out. The leader hehfhis
rifle to their heads and demanded tlieir
monev. With man v protestations of poverty
they said they had none one said, "two
dollars hap allee, no more." They would
not be satisfied, but with fearful imprecations
they told them tliat they would shoot them
where they stood if they did not disgorge.
One by one he stripped otf their 'Tunics
and boots and took what they haiL The
third and last, who had the la nres t amount
of money, ($3,700) strung around his neck
or in a belt, he handled very roughly. lie
took hi; long knife (alxiut twelve inches),
and ripped shirt, vest ami coat from top to
bottom, and the gold fell out with a licavy
"thud" to the ground. Having finished,
they ordered them into the coach, and told
the driver to "go on," much to our relief
indeed, for I fully' expected that we would be
next we cannot 'explain their partiality in
oar favor, but thintthat they were afraid to
attempt to force K out.
l conm easily nave killed two or them,
but it would have been at the expense of the
i:f.'. . .t. .!. !..
1 could easily have killed two of them,
lifebf.onc of the men on the box, an iaBtie 1
rr; - . s z . . i
serve our movements hence, I had the
"drop" on anr one' of them except the man
whajctrwpetl aW"hhrer, who Was a little too
far. "Thu9endc3 my experience with the
Boad Agents of Montana, of whom I have
heard and read so much. . t ,
"touU has had ms baptism of Hre." Eutpnoi't
JWv.i,i J ' - " 1
'How jolly. Papa! now funny!
How the blue men tumble about!
i How the pretty red blood spouts out.
And look, what a jolly bonfire!
Wants nothing but colored lh;ht ;
Oh, l'apa! barn a lot of cities,
. And horn the next one at night."
"Yes, child, Mh operatic,
Hut don' t fiirgrt in your glee.
For your sake this play U playing,
That you may be worthy of um.
They baptised yon In Jordan water,
Baptized as aChrUtain, 1 mean ;
But you came of the race of 0ar,
And than have their baptisms been,
Rsptlzed in IrnrOear fashion,
Bemember through all your years
That your font was a burning city.
And jour water iu widow,' tears.' "
HortRim.K AmnENT. "We learn that Al
exander F. McXabh, son of Mr. A. B. Mc
Nabb, editor of the Washington Magnet,
met with his death yesterday evening on the
Missouri Pacific railroad, at Sedalia, while
engaged in coupling cars, being litcrally
crushed to death, lie was formerly em
nloved on the Central Branch road. "Sandy
was a clever hoy, and his numerous friends
will be pained to hear of the terrible mishap
which lias befallen him. Atehimn Pvtriot.
Thievks Leaving Amlene. Within the
past few days Chief of Police, T. J. Smith,
has accomplished a good thine for Abilene,
by closing up the gambling saloons, and or
dering the gang er thieves who have infecteil
the. town, to leave. "We are lold that within
a week not less than about twenty-five thieves
calling themselves gamblers, have been com
pelled to leave town. It is a.iii tliat most of
the scamps started for Wichita and Baxter
It is a common remark among our oII cit
izens, that the Abilene of to-day is not the
Abilene of one year ago. There is not n
more orderly or better regulated town on the
like of the Kansas Pacific Bailwav. The
day of rowdyism has jussetl away forever.
Spanish Fkvek. We are again obliged
to state the Spinish Fever has, once more
made its apjwarance among the cattle of thi
neighborhood. A numlier of cattle have
diet! from its effects within the past two
weeks, diaries B.in:es ha.; lust ix head,
and had at last reports, ten more sick. I.
W. Cannon" lost six head, and several more
are down, but with sw hocs of recovery.
James M. Dye also lost two he.nl.
The liest wav we know of to get rid of
these" cattle when they arc brought into the
neighhorhiod is, by taking the same plan as
was adopted at this place two ears ago.
Enforce it in every instance, and give those
who tiersist iu driving them contraiy to law
to understand that the citizens of Linn coun
ty will not tolerate it. If vte could think of
a lielter plan for our own safety, without in
jury to others, wc would lie in favor of adopt-
inc It. inn we caniHii, iiiereiore we arc in
favor of making a general slaughter of all
Texas anil Indian cattle that attempt to step
foot within the Nmndary of our iiiuntv lines.
If men refuse lo regard the law, and good
whole-mine advice, let them sutler the cuin-e-qiicncus.
Our ooniiuiuiity has sriflercd too
much, and tin; sooner it is Mopped the better.
Powder and lead are our only safeguard, and
fnmi the feeling at present of our farmers,
wc don't think it will In u-od very spiring
ly M'tund City ikvtinfl.
Thr Hepnltllenn larfy In lowrrt Ill
foriri Ailoplrst n( I he Iterant 'oncn
llnn. The following pi iJform was adopted at the
Republican .State Convention, held at Des
Moines. Iowa, on the 17lh nist. :
1. Jlri-irpl, That we refer with plideto
th history of the Kcpuhlicaii arly, t.ndivui
gratulnte the jieople of the country ujm.ii its
successful career. It has givt.ii to the K)r
man a liniiietead; it has a!olishel slavery
and cstahli-hed ukiiiIkkmI siitlrage, crushed
treason, given us the Pacific railroad, settled
the doctrine of the right of extradition, and
maintained the honor, integrity and credit
of our nation. It has vindicated the Monroe
doctrine by preventing foreign imivvit.' from
interfering with the governments on this
continent. To iertuate it in jmwer i the
only sale guarantee for pe-tcoaiid pns.jerity
in tlie future.
U. Jlwilrstl, That we heartily indnrse the
honest, fi'.ithfnl and eoinomic:il :uhiiinis:ra
tion of President ('rant, by which our na
tional debt hxs been so largely rethucd.
'. Jlomlrol, That a tarifTfor revenue i
indispeiisiblc, and should ln so adjiisteil as
not to btroine prejudicial lo the industrial
interests of any class dr section of the coun
try, while securing to our home producers
Ciir coiiipetitiou with foreign capital ami
I. Uffobvd, That we are opjMsed to any
system or plan of granting- pul.Iie lands to
railroad or othercurporalioiis without ample
provisions) lieing made to secure their speedy
Nile at moderate prices, and tlieir occupancy
iiiioii fair and lilx.-r.il terms bv anv and all
who desire to purelia-- and settle upon them.
.). Ilxi4rtd, That we arc in favor of an
economical and judieious inaiiageiiieiil of the
alEiirsof the State; and with this view we
indorse the present administration of the
State governmt nt, nnd eotniiirnd it to the
favorable consideration of the itip!e, ami to
(. Jl'-folird, That we are iu favor of such
legislation, and will protect the people from
the opiirwion of"nionoKlies eontmlleil by
and iu the intere-ts of eornitiou.
7. JUwlccd, Tliat while, as Americans, wc
feel in duty bound to pn-ervejift andemit
able neiitRilitv in the a ntest now waginjr in
Eiiroie, yet we cannot forget that in our late
war the symiiathies and material aid of the
(icriiiiin States were ficely given us, and we
do not hesitat: to declare our unqualified
syiniKilhy with the earnest eHort.s of the (ler
mans; to maintain and defend their national
unity; and we condemn the course which
the Democratic prcsA of the country has Ik-cii
and is now Mirsiiing in supjiort of a desMtic
and iiniH-riat drn.-isty and a caiiselcHs war
against a eople deserving ieace and aspir
ing to jieriect lilwrty.
8. ltrxnlrai, That the I'ejr.ililicaii Kirty of
a...,., .,, .i u v t.F ,iiii ri..iis .in
logs of every nation, irresjiectiv
color, voluntarily seeking a ho
Iowa wclcoii e to our short-tall human he-
e of race or
ionic in our
mid-t; and that all the rudits and nrivileires
which we as citizens demand for ourselves
we will freely accord to them.
J. llr.-olral, That we are in favor of amend
ing our Naturalization I.va.s by striking out
the word white from the same wherever it oc
curs. The following Stale ticket was imminatfd:
For Judges of the SiipreincCoiirf, C.C.Cole,
J. I). Day and W. E. Miller; for Auditor of
Suite, Jnhu Biissell; for Secretary of Suite,
Kd Wright; for Treasurer of State, S. K.
Brown; for Attorney C'ctieral, Henry O'Con
nor; for Supreme Court J'ejN.rtcr," I". II.
Stiles; for Clerk of the Supreme Court,
Charles Lindeman. This ticket will he elec
ted iy 3-j,000 majority.
Knm the N. V. TrilmticJ
The tactics) of Siulowa were rcatd at
(Jravelotte. The Pniwians began the en
gagement with a divided army, or rather two
armies moving from different direction,
with orders to form a junction behind the
enemy's ws-ition. ISazainc covert d tit
point which the Prussians hail selected as
that uptin which to converge, and actually
lav between tlie two armies which he had to
fight. Il was not until after nightfall that
the junction was effected and the victory
won; but it was then complete, anil forced
Bazaine into Mete, where it had all along
been the design of the I'nissians to confine
him. The lattle was purely defensive on
the ort of the French. None of the several
bloody repulses of Prince Frederick Charles'
attacks were signal enough to enable ilazair.e
to follow with an offensive movement to ex
tricate himself from his great danger. He
held the strong ositiins of the field. The
second line which he. as-unitd was pro
nounced invulnerab'e, nnd the direct attack
of Prince Frederick Cliades would doubt
less have failed to dislodge liazainc, bad not
Von Stcinmetz Ftruck the right flank of the
French soon after nightfall. The 1'nissian
attacks were in overwhelming force and jicr
s "stent; at every hour from morning until
night, reinforcements for them arrived ujon
tlie field ; and the French were outnumbered
at least two to one. The slaughter was hor
rible, the Prussians Ios-ing hy far the great
est number of men in consequence of the
desperation with which they attacked.
The attack of Von Steinmetz on the
French right was but the repetition of Prince
Charles's famous assauj,j-i the Austrian
right atJadowa of Bluchers grand charge
at Waterloo. It was as deceive of this
battle as the others were of the fates of Benc-
dek and the First Napoleon. Bazaine
could not hope to resist it, and retired to
Metz. Darkness was his ally ; else the attack
of Von Steinmetz must have resulted in the
rout if not the total destruction of bis army. I
1 rrtie oMt crop of rjooxhara CklaWria.
this season; is the best ever known.
The tows of Hatfield. Mass.. realiaes
$275,000 annaally froiu its tobacco crop.
T&ehJwP tlWiuwV Agricultural
College, at Grano, contains 375 acres, about
balfbetawoodjiaacL About 90 acres are
iripMrare-aMneadow; only' 17 acres are
under the plough this sea son.
A Iktansachusetts ( farraer says .he can
winter his cows- on steamed Teed for one-third
less expense than on dry- feed, and get one
fourth more milk. This results from five
A correspondent of the American Agri
eukurut picks and stores his sqtiashes in
September, and has them sound till the fol
lowing June. He says, "Gather the ;
squashes for late keeping between the 1st !
and 10th, taking only those that grow near
the root; put them or the shelves where they '
arc kept, and keep them dry and cool.
A correspondent of the Gmnlry Gentle
man who has been abroad says that the cause '
of the superiority of English and continental
mutton over that in America, is in the sim-
pie sentence, 'they feed turnips. The
Praetieat thtmer indorsM this opinion, and
insists that our sheep breeders, to raise the
best mutton, must raise ruta bagas and tur
nips. There are two very effective ways of'
disposing of stumps not quite so effectual
as' the poller, bat very handy when a puller
cannot readily be obtained. Bore a number
of boles and fill them again and again with
.sulphuric acid. This eats away the wood,
and hastens decay. Another is to fill the'
hole with petroleum or kerosene till the
wood is prcttv well snaked, nnd then the
stump will bum oft" even with the ground.
The Agricultural Department Bciiort
for July says that the great wheat growing
districts all show a reduction in condition,
rendering it certain that the crop of the vcar
will l materially less than that of lSW.
Future reports of the condition at and sfer
harvesting arc stilKcIemcnts ot the ultimate
estimate, hut the average depreciation of K
prcent. of the diminution in breadth ot
about 6 per cent, would make the present
estimate about 210,000,000 bushe'.s, the de
crease being at least 48,000,000.
AXttTHlB HWMUE Ml'IBEIt I"V
A Mavat'a Hravaf Cat In Tm Willi !
Air-'Jta rnBrvoUrl nnd t'rsel
I'rlMr lornrl Lw Tltrlenesl.
Kpiiu the New Albiur l-yfi r, Aiu;iit -J. J
From Mr. Thomas Alexander, of thisiitv
we learn the lartieiilars of a most horril.Ul
murder tliat occurred at East ridge's black
smith shop, near Newton .""tewart, in Orangtl
county, on 1 IrursiHiY evening. It seems t ha
some days ago a man named William Wat!
kins carried oft a shirt belonging to Jamet
W. Foster, a wealthy and highly estevnset
farmer at Xewttni Stewart. On Thursday
veiiiti- rurirr uiut twiKKin-" aw ii.siiiii;i:
blacksmith hot. and asktil him tWatkins
when he in'i-mhtl to return the shirt. Thit
question greatly infuriated Watkins, nml
without further words, he seized an axe am
struck Foster a terrible blow with the Mathf
iition the left shoulder, almost literally he
ing the shoulder ami arm from the In1vJ
He repeated the blow imm.ii the shuuldrr
when Foster whirled round with his liaek ti
his munleroiis astilaut. This gave Watkin
a fair chance at his victim, ami swincing th
axe into the air, he dealt Foster. 1 third blot
with the blade of the deadly iustninieiit
Mrikine him in the left sitle behind th
shoulder, and literally splitting his heart i'
1 lie vroiiniLs were most terrililv onti. an
upon receiving the third one, Foster iiislani
Iv fell forward uimn his face tlesd. TTti
murderer was arrested, and Insisted over hi
awful crime. This so cx.ticrated the eili
zcas that for a time h was feared the niiirdei
er would be taken from the hands of lh olr
cers and hung. Better and cooler coiinctlT
nrevailed. however, and be was taken ll
Paoli and lotlged in jail.
" Honest industry lias broil 'lit tlid
man to the scaflbld," said a wag, a he saJ
a cartientcr utsm the staging.
"Mr. Jones, you said you ware coil
nected with the nne aits; do ymi mt-an tlw
yen are a sculptor?" "No, sir, 1 don't still I
myself, but 1 lurnish tlie sunie lo the mail
A Western editor, iu response to n sull
scniier who grumhledthat liismoruingpape
was intolerably damp, savs "that it w:u ocl
cause there w;ts mi much due on it."
A lady asked her little girl, on return!
lii- fmui rliiireh. if slit; reiiu-Hihcrtil tlietex'l
"Oh, ytv," said she, "it was thN: "Till
ladies' sewing society will mtut at Mrs. M
Cracken's hoit-s-on Monday t. veiling next.
A gentleman 011 a steamboat asked th
man who came to collect the pissage inone
if there was anv danger of Iving hlown 111
as the steamer was making such a horn-
noise. "Not in the least," said the shnr
collector, unliTvS yon relusy to piy you
A gentleman on a stage coach pa-smj
through llie city ol Ibith, ami olinerving
handsome edifice, inouiretl of the drive
what building it was. The driver replied!
"It is the linitanrn Church." I uitarim,
M-iltl ll... rtaiiltt,. ''-intl IA lint ik tit it 7" Atl
"-" "- s......m.., ...... ....... " ......
don't know," said John, "but 1 llieve it"j
the opposition line." 1
The PamtMf IfuwIM Time.
Fastest two two-mile beats in harness (ndil I
inghem together) Flora Temple, (Viilrivill.l
Course, June 11, 1861, against John .Mori
gan 9:18. f
I.'..-,.-.. :i ... t .. r- 1
A-a.sir7.( two iiiiivn iu n.iK'ui, in.-vier, r.tsaii
ion Course, October 27, IhiK, 1-.7M I
Euallel by Butler. l
busiest three miles under Kiddle, in hurl
ness or to wagon, Dutchman, under sadJIei
Beacon Course, August 1, 1S.T., (agaiiisfl
time, nemg the lour mile running tnm- ot I
Dexter's liest three heats in 11 rue, July
'Mi, 1817, Biverside track (against i'rowi)
C'eorge and running mate,) 7:IKL i
Flora Temple's best three- heats in 11 raci
Junefi, I860, Union Course, against Patiii-n,
Patehen's fastest two mile hcatpii hariM-H,
juiv 10, inw, against riont lempic-, i:ij.
rastest mile trotter and running mate,, 1
Ethan Allen, June 21, IbtiT, again-t Ilexter,
F:istit half mile in harness, Dexter
Fashion Course, June 21, IW7, l:0t.
Fastest mile under Vidiile, IVxter, at BuflTi
alo, August 1866, 2:18.
fastest mile in harness, IXv:ter, at liufTi-i
lo. August 14, 187, against time, 2:17.
Fastest mile in haniesx i-tiiitrndiiig against
other horses, I-'dv Thoni, Narmg-iusct,
OcttJier 8, I80.O, 2:11.
Fastent mile team time, Jisvi.- Wales
and Darkness, June, I)7(l, at Narrag.ntsel
Fasten mile to wagon, Dexter, Fa-diioii
Course, June 7, 187, 2:21.
Lady Thorn also trotted to a wagon in
Fastest three heats in hamo",Ladv Thorn,
at Xarragansrt, Ortober 8, 18;7,:.ri!; ;.ild
smith Maid, at Buffalo, August 11, lfttt,
Fastest two mile heat in harness. Flora
Temple, Ctntrevillc Course, August t,
18."!, against Princess, 4:30.
Fastest (ocing time, Iiillv Korst, at Buffa
lo, I808, under saddle, 2:14.
Fastest iactlig ime to wagon, Pisnhoiitas,
Union Cuiirse, Jnne 21, l&, 2:17".
x-Col.LI9LTOB SPEEK "dead," "al
ecundtsl" ami "bankrupt" tax-iiayers mini
liering in all 8,1100 are being called njs.n
all over the State to ay their taxes a
K-cond time. The Lawrence Jounvil gives
the following bit of information and advie?
in the premises: " Clark is on Sjers IxjihI,
beside having lieen a particitiattir in the
original fraud on the government and the
tax-payers. He has a jiersoual interest,
therefore, in having just as many of these
taxes paid a second time as possible, for
every dollar so paid decreases hv that amount
the sum which he ami Sieer will finally have
to pay to the government. Our advice to
our fellow citizens, against whom this whole
sale attempt at swindling is diiectcd, is to
resist it without hesitation. They have paid
tneir taxes once, and if imid a second time
the money goes in effect into the jsK-kets of
Seer and Clarke. Don't jay a cent. It is
an infamous and disgraceful swindle."
FsllUfa ! Aanlemnav t'nalw.
SlIal patch to the Lawrence Journal.
(tAim-ETT, Kas., Aug 267:40 p. m.
To-moiTow' Ptaindeater will contain an an
nouncement of L. J. Perrv. editor of the
llaiadader, and Judge Spriggs, as anti
Clarke candidates for delegates from the -Fifty-sixth
district to the State conveuticr.
The also propose to present the claims of
ccnator iccoiis lor lieutenant Oovernor.
Captain J. L. Lindsay will be a candidata
for the Legislature from this district, and Dr.
J. II. Whiteford from the Fifty-seventh di
trict. Judge Hanway is Anderson couutv's
choice for State Senator. f
Mr. W. F. Coble will spend a day or
two here in tlie interest of his paper the
Leavenworth Tints. Tnx Tixks is one of
the best papers in Kansas, and is worthy the
patronage of all who wish a good Missouri
river paper. Dtweer JSan.