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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8,
the .ivisre rmnncsT.
Not very many-rears ago tiie nouwliiiffof
the whittle as an aptroaching Rtcambo.it
rounded the jwint below 'otir town, was the
signal Air a general movement toward the
levee. Within ten minutes hundreds of eo
ile would lc nssc-nihled, and the flirt person
to cro-H the gang-plank after the. steamer had
run her vc into the hank, was the nun
with the St. Louis injcrs. Sometimes tliey
were a week old, and Homctinies only fiur
dajK. Xo matter how many times they had
!ecn read on the iassagc up die river, no
matter how illegible the worn-out paier was
--it was the "latet news' and was our
e.irliet wtint .if contact with the outside
world. The telegraphic line did not reach
in until 1859, and its advent gave birth to
our Daily Times.
The former t.low-going KTiod is brought
Kick to in in memory as we sit here and
n-.id the constantly inquiring inlelligcncn
from l'.iris, Berlin and Bnis;Is. Every
K'ene and act in this grand' drama passes ?
fore our eye Hiiiultanemly with iu apear
anee on the broad theatre of Euroc. We
w the crowds rejoicing in Berlin, we fol
low the inmieiiM. inasn of human lieings
who throng the stnts of Pari-, proclaim
ing the Republic Every ly ainl girl cm
read the reoinl of aR gr.ind events
; are traiM'rilied on the lges of history in
the ctilutiin of tlic journals that are thrown
rvcry morning into the doorway. The liv
ing present i as marvellous as any events
which the past can how us. Human nature
undergoes no material change, and the s.inie
b.uile fields are fought over tiMlay that have
brtn crimincl through the centuries with
the blood of the fiery fJaul and Iho enduring
(icrinati. In spile of pnigress, of Inniks and
Mlncil.-i, of the inarches of wience, of the
t.-'i'gnipli, the .-team car and e-ery iikhIcmi
invention, there is yet found no way to end
national di-putes, except thioiigh butchery
While one of the leader in this nilin:il
marsicre ln-omies a prisoner and rides with
much (Mentation ast the walls of I la mm,
where he was once incarcerated, to Casel, on
the Main, in the former State oft Hcs'e-
"-il, but now in Franconia, a new aopii--itiun
of I'russia while Iuis Najioh-on
m:ike his kIiowv dcpirturc, the Empire
which he has rule.1 for two decades becomes
a Republic, ami there arc muttering of
risings all over Euroie. Italy ami Sin
may believe this is the hour to strike. Vic
torious (lermatiy aks for Union
fir-t, and then she too will demand an
enlargement of iiopular rights. France moves
lapidly rrlia not surely and to a goal which
no one knows. She is apt to forget in her
frcirticu! revolutions that governments grow;
tlii-y aic not made. Tliey are the clow ac
cumulation of centuries of cu-tonif. habits,
(minium law,' the rule of olicdience tcniier
(l by iud'n'iidenv, and thct-pirit which can
ullcr i-iu:iU evils for the sjikc of great and last
ing rc-iill. Thi it-the habit ofthcS:ixon mind
; ccn in (Scmiauy, England and the Uni-
t.d States, but never yet found in France or
In-land, orSin. tiodgniut that it may come
tiicie and everywhere, but it cannot come ra
pidly. It i-i slow and i a growth; it,deiends
iiMtu the miH rtunly and sterling ipialilii-s,
ami, when once iniplaulctl ina cople, it
in iK'vcr Iv uprooti'd. A Republic cannot
le made by piling noliition, by dove-tail- t
ing iheorii-s, by adopting no matter how
fatiltlc-s Coii-tilutioiis. The lieginning may
In' made, but lite genuine refonu, and the
ic.il M'lf-goveiniiieiit c:in only follow univer
sal cilucition, free di4ii.-sion and the habit
of clf reliance, and iersonal control. Each
i-niwii, or a majority of them, must be a Re
public. Ami it is the aim of all despotisms,
and imperialisms, such as Louis Napoleon
has liecn forcing ujHin France, to crush out
the individuality of men, to make them olic
dicnt and iiniiiestioning machines, to repress
and kill all of the impulses and ollt-crop-pings
of an indciendcnt and rebellious ten
dency. llcsnilel France, robbing it of
it trea.-ures and blighting its manhood wher
ever he could hirike. And, at every vote,
France has Mistained this manhood-murderer
by large majorities.
reMTie.' er r fi;.TV.
All of the ncwspapen! outside of thisCoun
iv arc surjirised and disgusted because there
- licen no "row" in Leavenworth County,
It has been so usual to have dUturlances
here, fights of factions, contesting delega
iions.and a general "muss," that outsiders
irmly talicvcd tint Leavenworth cannot
unite on anything, but must n!.irrel whether
there is any provocation or not. This year
hai liecn cxceptiinally icaccful. Tlic pnb
ht meetings the course of the newspipers,
.tiid the primary meetings have had few or
none at all of the belligerent clement. Our
own course, wctalicve, has been judicious
in avoiding the advocacy of individual claim
. and in keeping tbe main (ruction before the
icoIc. Our delegates all go instructed to
vote again.-t Clarke and in favor of a hhi
. vote on every candidate tafore the con
vention. An open vote will lieat all shystcr
ing Hdilicianand revolutionize the politics
of the State, giving us new leaders and sound
principles. Every man who loves and hon
ois Kansas knows that that is the main
(piestion and the great question tafore the
There has liecn much strategy shown in
the Mt in keeping Leavenworth divided.
Clarke ami Pomeroy have understood each
other on that question, and have worked
effectively. They preferred to have the
county I democratic, and have so shajiod their
apMinments and patronage, and they have
always had tools here to help them. Here
tofore Clarke has had the support of Leav
enworth, and has succeeded only' by having
it. But our delegates arc not only instructed
again him, Imt are personally against him,
and know that they would be hanged if they
voted for him or allowed their votes to be
traded in his interest. That day has gone
by, and our ople will no longer consent to
be trifled with or to be shystcred not only
again- their principles but against their
local candidates ami local interests. When
our county quarreled, Clarke and Pomeroy
t-tepiicd in and made their ioint. " Leaven
worth is divided," they said; "she can have
nothing." And when the Democrats, with
the aid of Clarke and Pomeroy, defeated as,
we were told: "Leavenworth is not Republi
can ; she can have nothing." And so the
game has gone on, from year to year,. always
with enough connivance at home to make it
win. The quarrel has seemed to originate
here, but designing outsiders were manipu
lating the wires.
Our interests have been so constantly be
trayed in Washington that our people would
prefer a Congressman rather than any other
candidate on the ticket. Tliat is the wish all
through the county. As between the claims
of Anthony, Adams and Moonlight, the re
sult of the primary meetings ts wholly in
lavor of Anthony. The delegates elected
are also in favor of Tims. A. ftborn for
Governor. The nomination for Congress
will be made rst, and there is no clashing
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of interest?. " Otir petpjMc'.Yircft
a" local can-
flidatc for Congits l'ut,Wili.jct ;in irfcc
lionuuny with the. r of the State. ""J".
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aM&- .&V.K.K..W.V... oil
" There will be aliout one iiudrod ,and
nincty-i-ix delcgales in. the StatciOniiventioii.
FitJin all the facts in our" pftssejion and
froai all the intelligence - wehavc rweivcdl
we think we are generous in 'giving fJJarkit
nevnuv votes ami aiiovuucr wiuun iiouikls J
in claiming one. humlred. ami: twenty-six
againstjiim. . f i.'t i'.i--
Ile if defeatttl ia-t hojie''aiHPiiiHsf Sur
render. He'has noswonl'loiay at, the'jfcct
of the royal jieojile and mut dit,. . i,, '.
The firstttct'Vote,in the, Onivqion will
lie on the, rim tore i ballot;-nnd r it will lie
adopted two to one. After that tlicrVtrno
hojic for Clarke.
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The St. Loiii$ MrptmritnA say.i:,, No''
war waa ever Icrininntcd bv. .more xtariliuz
events. From the. first blow nhe Mtcrhians
si nick at Aei-nbtirg to t lie: last Kittle and':
vaiturcof Sedan,' (hey woiind themselves
like a bilge anaconda around 'the, body. -if
France and crushed it otic liiiiliafler. mother.;
Wcisficnlmrg on the, J'Ji of AugiKt; Woerih
and Forluch on the fith; 'Olaw la-T.wr on
the 14th;Gravelotteon the Itkh: Cconville
on the 18th; Beaumont on thp3btn,.,ra'id
.ctan m the 1st of Scptcniln-r each one a
battle Ivtween Titans, and with: terrililc
Iotfeson lioth sides, the tt?riii.iiri"vielorioiH
in all. The' facility with" which the French
could take rcfugo under the walLs of their
fortresses prolonged the struggles which,
otherwise, would have been decided two
weeks wooner to the advantage of 'the Ger
man. The war, however, was not planned
by the Fremh wilh a' view to the shelter
which their armies might'tind at"Mcti:, Thi
onville, Vcnliin, and Sedan. They origin
ally cxiected to carry"thc war into'thc vcrv
heart of Germany! ''Tlrej1 (ficrefore ttiulU
not deiend on tlicir fortreKes Us Xb the' final
result. Metr. and Strasbnrg wtrc siirWiuridcd
by the German. Seihn 'capitulated. Sfx;
Mahon's army and the Emperor, irinit 'lip
there h:ul to surreiMler; and what 'Li lefv of
an organized arnry in France willsoon have
to lav down their arms.
im ... rrviicuraan is more aiiacncii lo
No Frenchman 'is
attached to his
i ... ... ... .
ttinniry man ivtuiouil Aihiiif. l-onr years
ago he was ixinspiciounly in the contideticelof
faioIeonIII., whom he .never resolutely oji
jiosed. Wonls of angni-li, however, nowes
cajie him which are sincere, and esjirosthc
feelings of numlcrs who, dazzled by the
splendors of Iniicrialisi)i, forgot thc'iiena'l
ties it entails. He gives these HhesTrom hi.-l
urn:,,: , " .,'
PiKir France ! She gninteil all, niul pai--doned
all, to a man wlm.iid to,lier at first,
''The Empire is ieace I" ,who. said .Ito her
a'ftcrwanl, "The EinptreLi,grfr-.aiid viclo
n the revision of shameful treaties, the re
tirication of frontiers, war for principle, war
for interest, war' for luck but war always
successful, and the prestige of the .French
name always more dazzling every day If
France tattered all she was j1ld; she ta-liev-ed
her master's "star," as hc licjcivcd, iij
the diMnteretedius if Morny, hq austerity,,
of Troiilong, the genius of Ijon'licr, ajnl the
liheMitsm ofOllivier. What an awakening!
To-dav the Empire means defeat by the.iu-
cacily of its chiefs, jianic of the generals,
invasion, with all its following of griefaml
misery, the Pnissian soldier trampling tri
iimphautlv over thn-e orfour DcKirtincnU
er a cauiKtign'of eignrklays ?
The New York Evening '(, sHaking
as by authority, gives an explanation of the
manner of Mr. Motley's removal, of .which
contradictoryaccounts were given .in print. It
is to the effect that Mri Motlcr 'received bv!
mail an intimation from the State TcpaH
ineiil that his resignation would, be :iccyitcd,
only the day tafore he heard by telegraph
that Mr. Frclinghttyscn Inid been nominated
to the Senate. The Minister telegraphed to,
Washington that to resign under such cir-cuin-tances
would ta only "to dismiss- diim
self," which he declined to do. The 7W
further says that Mr. Motley declares he has
"obeyed int ructions without any qualifica
tions whatever." ,
Gksi;i:ai, Siikkidas was received wilh
great attention by the Prussian government.
The. list of followers al the king's licadqiiar-
(rs was made up bv Count Mollkc, and
madc up bv Count Mi
although but very few " tickets of admis
sion" were ifsiied, (Jen. Sheridan received
an invitation in two hours after Us arrival
at the capital. We arc advised that the noti
fication was made in the nu4 fluttering terms
to the fatuous American general of cavalry.
On the day of his arrival f Sen. Sheridan took
dinner with Mr. Bancroft. Thc.Gcneral ex
pressed himself in terms-of great admiration'
for the Gentian troops, and he said from tlic
leginniiig he was- determined to join fhe
German army, and that he had .never thought
of following the imperial hcadquaitcrs.'
TllK St. Lmiis ItrpuhUcan say;;:'"Js it
probable that a revolution now will do -airy.
nettertliaii H !I in l&SU ami IS187 - ,Llie
ta- it could do is done bv the defeat of
McMahon. Tin- Eniieror Im surrendered
and his dvnaslv is overthrown. What' is
left for the revolution lo do? It cannot save
the country from hinkruptcy; it cannot, re
organize the whole state, nor can it give a'
new moral and intellectiul basis to French
society! These things require time- and,
faithful latar, and revolution work,;hy fits
and Mails. . '..
Ami yet there is a r-chool' in which' hh7
tionsas well a in'Iividml often learn when
they have failed by every other miihial;i(
is the school of sorrow and stillering:
The Republican party has' a more thor
ough and efficient organization in Iowa than,
icrhaiK, in any uther Slate. It has never,
lost a Stale election 'since the 'patty was
organized, and it carries every Congressional!
District, and out of 100 counties, allrbut six.
.Its usuil majority in the State is alout 10,
000, and will not- fill much below' that
figure this year. The coining election fs'for
three Jihlges of the Supreme Court, .Secre
tary of Stale, and other minor State officers
State F.in. .We have rtr?eA"the''
premium list of the Kansas State Agricul
tural Society for 1ST0? Tlic .Fair will be held
at Fort Scott, Sept. 27th, 'JSth, 29th and
30th. Hon. I. S. Kalloch is President, "and
James M. Harvey is'onthc Committee of
Reception, and Horn .Marcus J. Parrott isto
deliver thc.annual aildress.
Leaventvoth has many advantages .over
Paris, and one is that we receive the news
from France tafore they do in Paris. Leav
enworth heard the news of Napoleon's sur
render at ,11 A. M. of Saturday. It. was not
known in Paris until Sunday, evening.
A tAiu;E colony of Danes 'desire to secure
a whole county in Kansas for tlicir settle
ment, and Mr. Carl Moller is acting as their
agent in looking up a location. Wc hope
they may find a place to suit thcnij,fpr there.
arc no more industrious and thrifty people in
the world than the Danes.
The National Debt was "aid off during
tlie month of August at the rate of about
lialf a million dollars a dav. During the
past six months tlie daily redaction has been
more than $148,000. And during every day
since President Grant began his economical
administration the debt has been lessened
and with-it the taxes and other hardens of
the people by more tlian $.100,000. Here;
are the figures:
Petit i!rrar during Align! $ 1.1,404,325 03
Debt dec. since March I, ls70 ta, 407,320 7C
Debt dec. since March 4, l3 lti9,5,I( 10
.1 Tke aMtle tf WriM. j
, ,Snttixl. liepmtek totha NeVYork TrUiunr.
lUEAIKIUARTEBilorTITEKlStJ OP Fl.U8-
jsia,. Veaibtsv,' eight unites from Sedan, der
.-artiueiit of Ardeanex, Eranee, Thursilay
night, Sept. IAfter their defeats on fhe
oOth and .'ilst, thFrench retreated en masse
on Syrian awl Micaeiped artund it. From
wliat I learned of the r rench prisoners; of
whom, as voti may imagine, there,, w no
..HrSi. orrr rWrtersVU mw Od l&r ttdh
1 tb Meaievnwill always Ibe
inner ut-irai ignore fwian, iiiuir reirea. wouki
ta easily accom)di4ted.
On the eve of Wednenday from 5 to 8
o'clock, Iiwas at the Crown PrinceV tpiar
IcrR.it, Chemery, a Tillage some' thirteen
mile from Sedan to the south sooth went on
IheiuaiJi road. At half past five we saw
that there was a great Borement among the
troops encamied all-around us, and we
thought' at) first that! the King was riding
tnrougu tite bivouacs: iiut soon the Tbirty
.village; their hand playing "Die Wacht am
ijKhcin"; as they inarched along with swing-
ffp six me. , i
, j.J saw at once by the men's faces-, that
something exlraordinary was going' on. It
was soon plain that the troops were in lie
.lightest, pm-iblc. marching order. All thefr
knasacks were; left behind, and they were
carrying noining m cioaics siung aronna
Iieir.shoiiklers,exeeit'oneor two bon1 vi
wnts who had retained their camp kettles!.
But if. camp kettles were left behind, theearr
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vni.!ivjt..c7i wii; ..leicygi iiwinjin. neiiv.
try in front of the men's belts, unbalanced
is 'I hey ought to ta, by the knapsacki.( !
...Soon .1 learned that a whole Prussian
AJ. .i.. i... e t !. . i iJ
,W".,(i'v "i. irviu mc i nnw rmimi'ii,
Charles's army and the Crown Prince's were
makings forced march to the left in the di4
rcction.of Chidiery and Meders; in order t
liut.;n .McMalwnVarmy on the west, and
t.o, drive them against the Belgian frontier.!
it, learned from the officers of the Crown
Prince's FlafT, that at the same time while we
were watching regiment after regiment
passed, through' Chemery, the Saxons and
the guards, 80,000 strong.
,The Prussian. right, under Prince Albert
of Saxony, are inarching rapidly to close on
the doomed French army an the right tank
ofilic .Meuae.which they had crossed at
KymiJIy, on TueIay,-the"23d, in the direc
tion of La Chapclle, a sfaiall village of 930
inhabitants, on the road from Sedan to
Bouillonn Belgium, and the last village I
ucrarexxoKsing tne ironuer.
. .Anything more splended than the men's
marching would be impossible. Imagine! I
saw saw men, lame in both feet, hobbling
along in the. ranks, kind comrades less foot
sore carrying their needle-guns. Those who
were actually incapable of putting one foot
tafore tlic.other, had pressed peasants' wag
oils, and every available conveyance into
service, and were following in the rear, so
as, to ta ready for'tlic great battle which all
felt tmn wag, coming on" on the morrow.
'.TJic Bavarians, who, it i.? generally believ
ed,, do not inarch so well as they fight, were
in the centre, between us at Chemery and
Sedan,. ciicaniied around the woods at Lv
Marfel, famous for the great battle in 1641,
during the wars of the League.
"y,hcn J had kxii tlic last of the right dash
through, for the iace at which they went
can not really lie called marching in any
ordinary sense, J rode off about a quarter
Kist 8 in the evening,, for Vendresse, where
the King's headquarters were, and where I
liojicd to find hoiiscroom for man and beast,
C5iccially the latter, as being far the most
important, ou, the eve of tattle. When I'
got within about halfn mile of Vendresse,
moyjug.at a steady trot, I brought my horse
to a stand still, knowing I hat the Prussian
sentries are, not to be trifled with. As I
oullul up, twentv -ards ofll I heard the
clicks of their locks as they brought their
wen pom to full cock nnd covered me. My
reply being satisfactory; I jogged on to
eudresse, and my marc and myself soon
forgot, .sentinels, forced marches, and the
coining Kittle one of us on the straw, and
the other on the iloor.
"At 7 Thursday 1 morning my servant came
to wake me,'sayiug tliat the Kings horses
w'cre; harnessing, ami his Majesty wimld leave
in half an liour or the battle field, and that
a cannonade liad already been heard in the
direction, .of Sedan. I jutiqied up and
seiied.cnistsof bread, wine, cigars, Acn and
crammed them into my holsters, taking my
hrcak'fasl on fhe way.
.lust as J got to in v horse, King William
drove, out in an often carriage with four
horses,, fori Chevangv, alMit three and a
half miles south of Sedan. Much against
my will,, I was conitelled to allow the
Kind's stall' lo tike precedence on the road
to the. scene of action, where I arrived my
self, snii after1 ! o'clock. It was impossible
to rule fast, all the roads deing Hocked with
artillery, ammunition wagons, auilmlan
ees, etc. "i
As ,1 nsle on. to the crest of the hill,
which rises, sharply about 700 feet almve the
liitlc hamlet of Chevaugs, nestled in the
grove IhJow, a most magnificent iianorama
burst on mv view. As tiencral Forsyth, of
the 1. Intel Mates army, remarked to me
later in tin; day, it would have been worth
coining merely to see so splendid a scene
without the battle's stern array. In the
lovely valley below us, from the knoll on
wh'ich I stood with tlic King and his staff,
we could see not only the whole
valley of the Meue, lint also be
yond great woods, the Bois de Loup and
Pranchevacy into Belgimn, ami as far as the
h'illy forests of Muno on the other side of
Bight al our feet lay the little town of
Sedan, famous for ils fort i Beat iops by Vau
ban, as the birth place of Tnrenne, the great
marshal, .known also as the place where
Sedan chairs originated. As we "''were only
about two and a quarter miles from the
town, we could easily distinguish its princi
ivtl edifices without the aid of a field glass.
On'the wset was a pretty church, its gothic
spue of. sandstone ottering a conspicuous
target for Prussian guns had Gen. Moltke
thought fit to bombard the town. To the
right on the southeast of .the' church were
large Kirracks with the fortifications of the
citadel behind them. And beyond this, to
thcouthcast again, was the old chateau
of Sedan, with picturesque round towers of
the loth century, very useMs even against
fiur-pcund-Krtfpp pieces. This building,
I 'believe,- is now an arsenal Beyond this
was the citadel,, the heart1 of Sedan, on a
rising hill above tlie Mcusc to the southeast,
but 'completely commanded by the hills on
both' sides of the river which rum in front
of the citadel.
The French had flooded the low meadows
in the' valley tafore coming to the railroad
bridge at Bazeillcs, in order to stop the Ger
iiiansironi advancing on the town in that
'direction. Willi their Usual stupidity, (for
one i-.ni lind no other word for it,) the
French had failed to mine the bridge at
lUa.'illes. and it was of immense service to
the Prussians ilhronghout the battle. Tlic
Prussians .actually threw earthworks on the
iron bridge ilseif to protect it from the
French who more than once attempted to
storin tlic- bridge in the hope of breaking
the Bavarian communication Iietween the
right and left tanks of the Meuse, still fur
ther to the right flank, or rather to the east,
for our line was circular or crescent at first,
with Solan in tlic centre, like a star on a
Tukish Standard, arid was on an undnlatmg
lain above the villace of Kareules, termin
ating aliout a mile and a half from Sedan, at
the woods near Kubccourt. Midway, that is
to sav iu a line from Baaeilles north, there
is a ravine, watered by a tiny brook, which
was tljff scene of the most desperate struggle
and of tlic most frightful slaughter of the
whole rattle This stream (whose name I
have forgotten if it ever had one) runs right
tahind the town of Sedan, from the woods
of Fleigrcusc on the north.
Behind the town rises a hill dotted with
cottages and fruit-laden orchards, covered by
the. wood Lanrarene. which runs down to the
f valley of which I have just spoken. Between
I this "wood and the town were several
French camj, their white sheler tents stand
ing put clear along the dark fruit tree. In
these camps one could see throughout the day
-huge masses of troops which were never
used;. even during the height of battle there
the they stood as idle asFitzJcha Porter
-at the second battle of Ball Baa. We im
agined that they most have been aadisciplined
gardes 'mobiles, whom the French generals
(bred not bring oat against their enemy.
To the Prussian left of these French camps,
separated from them by a wooded ravine,
wai a long bare hill, something like the hills
on Long Island. Thk hill, oa which was
I some ottneraawaarc aganag oi we, aay,
formed occ qftae keys or tne position of the
French-army.' When oace its crests were
covered with Prussian artillery, the whole
town of Sedan was completely at the, mercy
of ,tlie;ierman guns, as they were not only
abovj the town, but the town was almost
within musket range of them.
Still further to the left, was the town of
,,. .1 V ll M . ' L
i i, . .....'j ; j
Illy, aet oviftre'earry in-the day by Ithe
Frcach ahelk, South oT this was a broken
railway bridge, blown up by French to
protect,thcir.rig(il,'.wliich wis' a nmsfiiemins
object' Right abovn the railroad bridge, on
the. line to Mczieres. was. a i wooded hill.
crowned by the new ami most' hideous "cha
teau," as be calls it, of one ,Monrteur Pate
Itwxshere 'tlia the. 'rown prince and his
stafTStood 'during ihe day, paying a rather
more extensive out less .central ytew; and
therefore ksw desirable ithan iiurs, wberestoud
theKwir-, Ctmht'BisniarcJr, von 'Kooa tlie
U.-.. -!.-t i; .t i... ' r ' si
n mt unvT, .mi. .mm-, aim viens. fsner
idan and Forsythc, to say iolhing.of your
correspondent. Mi. '
JuvingUias endeavored to give some faint
idea of theweneof what is in aU-prohabilitr
the.derisive battle of tlie 'war, I will next
give an account of tie position of the differ
ent corps at tlie commencement of the action.
prcmuiing! that all tho'iiioremcnU were of
the simplest, puK-iliIe salure, tlic.ohject of the
i nnwi vinrr.ii. maug iuen.iv to Close Up
the CTcsccntof rnsips with which they began
intoa circle by,cflcctiuR a junction between
the Saxon corpj.op their right and the Prus
sian coqw.on the .left. This junction took
place about noon, near the; Utile village of
Dcly, on the Bazcillcs .ravine behind Sedan.
of which I have already spoken. Once their I
icrriuie circle lormeu, ami wen soddered to
niu.a :i'. .'i.i:i..' ii ....j
gether, ifjrew steadily smaller .and smaller,
nntil at last the. fortress of Sedan it-elf wai
On the'extriifne right, were t he Saxons, on
conw d'armee. with Kins William'; ciurdJ
also a.cons d'armee in reserve behind themj
The guards had suffered terribly at Graved
lotte, where they met the im-icrial .guard;
and the king would not allow them to be'
again so cruelly deVirnated. Joti(e compels!
rue-to state that the 'arrancement wits ver-'
far indeed from being pleasing o the guards-
Uiemselves, who are ever anxious to ta in;
the forefront of battle.' The guards and
&ixon$, .then, about 7d',O00 strong, were' all
day on the right bank" of the Meusei between
Rutacourtaod.Lii Chajiellc, at which latter
viiuge iriuee uoenr ol fMxony, who' Was
in command of two corivs, which have been
formed into a little. -extra armv bv them
selves, iasscd the iriglit Vrf Thursday.
The ground from Kiiljecotirt to the Mcusc
was occupied, bythe first Bavarian ori.
The Second liavarian corps extended their
front from near the Rtzcilles, railroad bridge
to a ioint on- the high road from Doncharv
to.Scdaii,.iHjtilfar from the little village of
Torcy, below the hill on which the Crown
. Prince was placed.
the ground from lorcy to Illy, through
the village of Floiny, was'hcld bv the First
JeoriK and the 1 bird Prussian cjiriis, ta-long-ing'
to Prince Frederick Charles, 'and tem-
Iiorarily attached to the army of the Crown
This was the position of the troops about
o'clock, ,ou Tburxlay morniuc. September
Ami no great advance toolr n ace tintil
ater than that; for the artillery had at first
an inc wont lo no. ,
I Still further lo the left, near Doncherr.
were 20,000 Wiirtenitargers Wa'dy lo.cast off
tlic French from Mczieres in case of their
making a push for that fortress.
The number' of :the Prussian Iroojis en
gaged was estimated bv Gen. Moltke at 240,
000, and that of the Fiench, 120,000. Wc
know, that McMahon, had with himon Tues
day 120,000 men, that is.four corjis, his
own; that lately commanded by Gen. De
Kully, under1 Gen. Briine;. that of Felix,
IJouay, a lirother ort.cn. Abel Douay, killed
at Mcisscnburg; and a Fourth coqis princi
pally composed of Garde Mobile, the name
of whose comiNandcr has'eschi6d me. '
. iMcMahoii, although wounded, was the
Commander-in-Chief on ihe French side.
It is almostnccdless to say that Ihe real
commander-in-chief was the Prussian Von
Moltke, with the Crown Prime ami Prince
Albert of Saxony immediately next in com
mand. There' wcre.a few stray camion shots
fired, merely 'sighting shots, however, as
..i . ii.i. . i. . . . .
won tut (! raiigt-was oouiineu. jtill the i
real inttie (lid not commence until o clock
in ihe morning. r There was a sharn artil
lery fight at 9, when the tatterics hail each
got within easy range and the shells began
to do serious miscliief.
At 11:53 ; o'clock the musketry 'fire in the
vaUcy in the rear of. Sedan, which had
opened about 11:25 o'clock, liccnnie exceed
ingly lively, Iieing one continuous rattle,
only Drokeii oy. the growling of the nulrail
lenses which played with deadly eflect on
thcadvaneing Saxon and Ikivarian columns.
(Sen. Sheridan, bv whone-side I was stand-1
ingl told me that Jie did not renieintar ever
to have witnessed such well sustained small
arms fire. It made itself heard above tlie'
roar of the tatterics al our feet. '
IU 12 o clock precisely a Prussian tattery
of six guus on tlie slope almve the broken
railway bridge over' ilie. Meuse near' La
Villelte had silenced two liatterim of KWnrl.
giin4 al.thefiiot of the hare hills already!
menlioiicil near the village of Flering. " ,
At ten liiintites piist ,12 o'clock the infan
try, no longer supiiortcd by their artillery,
were coniiellcd to retire in Flering, ami
soon' afterwards, the junction Iietween the
Saxons and Prussians, taliiml .S.ilan was an
nounced to us by: Gen. Von lusm, who was
7"P?r"j lcef'K through. large tclescni-e, as
Iieing sifely completed. From this moment
the result of the, tattle could imi longer ta
doubtful. The , French were completely
sumaindcd aiid.hroughl loimv.
At. 12:25 wc were, all astonished to see
clouds of Frencfi. infantry the hill ta1
tween Flering and Sedan," a Prussian taliery
making gisid practice wilh . iirmissions
amongst ihe retreating ranks. The whole
hill for a iiiarlcr of an Jmiir as literally
covered with Frenchmen running rapidly.
I Css than half an hour after, al I2:5ll, tini.
Von Boon called our attention to a not Iter
French column in full retreat tothe right of
Sedan, on the road leading from Bazeilles
to La Oavenne woiid. TlicV m-ver halted
till they got to a small rod roofed Iionne on
tlie outskirts of Sedan itself, i
Almost at the same moment' rt Jen. Sheri
dan, who was using my opera glass, asked
me to look at a third French column moving
up the broad grass road through I-a Gavenne
wood immediately alxive Sedan, doubtless to
support ihe troops defending the' important
Bazclles ravine to the northeast of the town.
At one o'clock theFrench batteries on the
edge of the woods towards Torcy and above
it, opened a vigorous tire on the advancing
Prussian column of the. Third corps, whose
evident intention was. to storm the- hills
northwest of La Gaveniu-, and so gain the
key of the iHjsition on. tliat sidei -.
At 1 ;15 o'clock yet aiMitlierFrendi battery
near the wood opened oa ,tlie Pnissian col
umn which was compelled to keep shifting
ground 'till ready for Ihe final rush at the
hills and in order lo avoid offering, so good a
a mark to the French shells.
Sliortly afterwards we saw the first Pnis
sian skirmishers on crest of La tiavannc hills
above Torcy." They-did not seem to be in
strength'; and Gen. Sheridan who was stand
ing behind inc. exclaimed: Ah, the beggars
were too weak : they can never hold tliat po
sition against all those French Genera Is." The
prophecy soon proved correct; for the French
advancing'six to one, the Prussians were
forced to-retreat down the hill to seek rein
forcements front the columns which were hur
rying" tb iheir .support.
In five, mitiutcs I hey came back again, this
time in greater force, but still terribly infe
rior to those huge French ma-ses. "Good
Heaven! tlie French Cuirasseurs arc going to
charge them,',' cried Gen. Sheridan; and
sure enough a. regiment of Curaisseurs, their
helmets and breast plates flashing in the Sep
tember sun, formed in sections of squad
rons. They dashed down on the scattered Prus
w .-' ." -r":
sian skirmishers without beginning to form a
inc. square are never useu;. rwoine
Prussian infantry received tlie cuirassars
with a crashing quick fire at about a hun
dred yards distance, loading aad firing with
great rapidity and unfailing precision into
the dense r reach suuadruns. ate eflect was
startling. Over went horses and men is
numbers, in masses, in hundreds, and the
regiment of proud French cuirasseeurs went
hurriedly back in disorder, went back faster
than it came, went back scarcely a regiment
in strength and not at. all a regiment ia form.
Its comely array was suddenly changed in
to helple and shapeless crowds of flying
The moment the cuirasseurs turned back,
the brave Prussians actually dashed forward
in hot pursuit at the double quick, infantry
plainly poshing flying cavalry. Such a thing
baa not often been recorded in the annals of
Lknow not when an example to compare
precisely with this has occurred. There was
oo more striking episode in, the battle.
n hen tne t reach, infantry .saw their cav
alrythas falling tafore foot soldiers, they in
their tarn came, forward, and . attacked the
Prussians. ,Tlie, Prussians waited quietly,
patiently, enduring tlie rapid and telling fire
from the cliasscpots, until their enemies had
drawn so near as to be within 100 yards from
them. Then they returned with needle gun
THUKSDAY M0BNI5fj(,u gEPTEMBEK 8, 1870.
i liT" tXT v'lwi " -..in.'!
the rapid fre.fiiga ,tW,r1iaiia;)utt,- M the
I'mqan fire llMntkotnprjr (u whose re wie
they had come. Ibe mCMtry 4ed ia id turn
ami followed tbexavalry to. thendare from
Alter a treaeadam MM,i.lb FrtMaaaa
have completely iaBaa4B4Sedaa, aad the
Bavarians. briafjJMarai ,the; Ibrtifkations
of Sedan, the'Tiiinror capitulated at
o:15'p. m. " f.,
His letter. U; th h of PnwJa said:
"As I cannot daiat the. htad pf my arniv,
I lav uiv sword.at fof yMtf.majeiwy'7
naiKiieonieit laraas, Jisduut Beadquar
ters at Vendreaaj at. ren.,.o'clock in the
morning of Sept. 2U' '. ;,M
McMahon's wbeaj,.iteirising one
hundred thousand prisoners,. ctitiilated
without amditjon."'r " .,' , ..
7 tU '
I From the Bosioa Adicrturr. I
From .Inhes. 'on the richt bank of the
river, a couple of mile talow Meaercsythe
vaiieyoi inc neaae caurges. ureat.pMins
lie spread oat navia ithe two baulks ,qf, the
river, and the. ciiwtrr. while i docs riotore-
rem ine nrmen swratce oi me region tteiween
Giyet and Mettei'hasnoihingof thewjrary
monotony of the plains of Champagne. .Be
tween Doncherr, a Bttletown two miles from
Sedan and the latter inty., the river piakcs a
long lorq. to tne nottii.. At Uunclieryi mnry
IV. had his headqaarters,'. and from thence
1... . .b. l t C ' 'al! -' . r t- J
'Trot lours iuiwit roe amours.
.El it aaefeatca trols Jotirs,
Tnt J'tUU wrinixr-dcafftan."'
At Dowhery.'waich was formerly fortified,
the old wall still remains. After crossing
the western arm of the loop made by the
aicusc, oeuan, wbicb is Hiuaiea on bow
sides of the eastern arm, i; reached. The
princiinl part of the.cky, however, i is upon
the right bank of the river, at;thc foot of.the
heights which command, tlie whole region,
and which are covered by. the citadel. A
double line of fortifications covers the part
upon the western hank. A fine bridge over
the Meuse amitect the two. parts of Sedan,
which, although Mregubrrfy built and crowd
ed between the river and "the' fortifications.
Mill presents the aspect of n laiige city with
aiaiMisomc Htreeta ami ane iiunuuigs.
Simple' hamlet,'eriginaliy a dependency of
jibe abbes of Mmaon, it was long unfortifieil
nisi given, np to the vicissitudes of the fron
tier wars, to which its situation tatween
France ami Germany condemned it. It was
only in the fourteenth centnry that it ta-catue
a city, under Mc dukes or Itouillon. one of
rhom, the former companion of. Henry IV.,
was so proud of his position that he endea
vored, to shake off his allegiance to France
ue .ifc nut. uicunciui. pjcjjc ui muii
to the Princess of Orange--' ' Ma coiwinc, I
will say like.Ckr? Vreni yidi vici.' or as
" if . . i .- '
st and joined the enemies (f the King, who.be
' . sfeged Sedan and captured it within three
days, ami. reduced te dnVe to complete sub
mission. Underi'the reigri -of Ltiiiis XIII.
another Duke of, Bouillon", the elder brother
of the great Tuerenne, conspircil in his turn
With the Count of Soissons, but soon' after
the buttle of Morfee, in whidi, however, he
was victorious against the troops of the King,
he asked lor peace, which ittchelieu granted
him. But afterwards engaging in the con
spiracy of Ciinphl ars, he escaped death only
upon exchanging for a few castles iu. ihe in
terior of France his principality of Sedan.
Since that time it has continued to belong to
the French crown, :and'hs followed ihe des
tinies of France, esiieciallv showing its
patriotism in (he wars of tfic Revolution,
anil in the invasion of 1814 and 1815. Be
sides giving to letters th'c celebrated Lcvas
seiir, Sedan contributed to the military an
najsof France, (the names" of Turenne and
1 CharlcmualK :
i X ::
BKUIIUM. A .:::
at ' Si
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BBAVMONT Aug JO
,The !"! imlicali:
the rirer Htiw. The
Mark Mtcn ibo
rouyhly Ibe Brltan
' Chattel illr
: IjT ClMin'lle
::: IHmir K BKMilU.V
i Kr.no Itrthel Iu liu- ::: Baifill.- K
Noiiarl ' ::
v Vnlmi :::
: ' icnan E
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France t'ntter ajapaleaa aa4 Eugenie.
I From Ihe New Ycrt Sun.l
The arrest and probable execution of the
elegant and Iraulifiil Madame fourtales,
and of other fashionable ladies attached to
the court in Paris, wlio' are accused of Iieing
Prussian spies, arc creating a jiainful 'sensa
tion in the American circles of Paris and
Newport, especially as the French Press an
imadverts severely upon' Eugenie's predilec
tion for American beauties 'and fierce Span
ish and sentimental (Jernian women. '
We have repeatedly called attention to
the fact that high-toned and virtuous genlle
wenun have shunned social relations with
the fashionable rabble at the TuilcricsMrs.
Itayton, wife of the late American Envoy at'
Paris, used to remark that she did not wish
Iter daughter to associate with the Court jieis;
pie, liccausc tliey are so low and depraved.
Never since the 'days of Maria and Catherine
dc' Medici had the French Court become
such a receptacle for adventulers ami adven
turesses as during the happily defunct rule of
of Bonaparte and his fiianish spouse. He
sides the Erranis and Albas, who represent
high Sjanich society, there were hundreds
of low-bred Spanish and Sooth Americans
and Creoles, all more or less fascinating, but
destitute of moral'and mental 'culture, who
contributed not a little to demi-mondizc the
Tiiilerics. The iaflaenoe of Princess Mettcr
nich was equally demoralizing. A grande
dame by birth and manners, but rowdy in
spirit, she was.'together with the Potirtales,
who is now confined at Vincenncs
among the most intimate friends-of Eugenie.
Together they constituted a Bacchanalian set
and carried their private fn
private frolics to tlie utmost
verge or license.
In troth, die line which separates pure
and virtuous from virions and fallen women
was much less perceptible in 'the days of
Ixmis Naoleon than even in those of Ionis
XV. Eugenie's own honor was as much
above suspicion as was even that of Marie
Antoinette; but she winked at profligacy, if
she did not share in it. French society, un
der her reign, was not only' lowered in moral
tone, but degraded, cneamillec, in manners
and conversation. It had little of those re
deeming graces of wit and elegance which'
threw a fascinating halo even over the vires
and crimes of the Ktgency. ' ! "-
All that was fast and rotten . m American
societr was attracted by. the glitter of the
Tuilcrkx; as a moth by flame; and it need
hardly be stated that the" American men and
women who basked in the sun of Imperialism
belonged chiefly to our fashionable Five
Point'1, and wee mo-t of them rowdies at
heart, decked up with' jewelry and finery,
Imt reeking with depravity, and adoring
slavery and every kind, of flashy vice. No
doubt some of the best among "our country
men were also introduced at the French
Court, and shared in ito-gayetka, but tlWA
were not habitual visitors, aaeY soon shrank '
from. an atmosphere so deadly to virtue and
Another class of women who frequented
the Tuileries were certain opulent German
and French financial ladies, and Armenian
and Levantine beauties, whoia Paris found
themselves easily admitted to social circles,
access to which is diflkult for them in Eng
land and Germany. But all their attractions
failed to raise the tone of the Imperial Court ;
indeed, they positively lowered a. Some of
these women were especially renowned for
their beauty. Society composed of so many
incongruous ekaaeats Armeakas, Span
iards, Mexicans, Peruvians, Chilians; Cre
oles, plantation Aa-encass from the South
ern States, and shoddy Americans from the
Northern States, all vying with each other
in dress and jewelry, coaldnot help being
bright and pectnresque; but it was not high
French, nor high English, nor high Ameri
can society. It was a hotch-potch, made ap
of the showy, low, fast, gaudy, ostentatious
men aad women of all cooatnes, and full of
a sort of a morbid interest for theatadeat of
haman nature, bat very had, notwithstaad-
The Ft. Scott Mcmitoc, in speaking of the
State Fair to take place there, says: "A
parse of 9500 will he made np the citizen of
Fort Scott, to be given the fastest horse,
which does not appear on the premium list
teat oat by the society. "
Ja. tlMlit's aaitMEIkv I '
Kni I ho tbbuVxMxadeacBtkaLj;
In his sjieech here last Friday, Hon. Sidney
Clarke paraded his private arid iarnilv mat
ters before the Jwldie and wilfully, "kniw
4 paly and pwrpusely.'Biij'tpi tsonted the fids
tit rain Kvmtiatltr- lir.nnfs ltiri.fistM.
self o(iened fhe sul ject, he canuot blame i Jh
ers for exposing his' hypocricy in thepretii-
iscs. it catena inc siaicmeni oi a genic
man well kBtwing!all the facts of which Ik
speaks, who was the lastor of Misit Ross,
(now Mrs. Sidney Clarke,) when she was de
duced by Clarice, and afterwards compelled
to marry her. John Boss. Iter brother, tell
ing him, revolver in hand, that if he did not
marry the sister he had dishonored, he
would kill him. Here is the statement:
"In the meeting held in the court hou.
last Friday evening. Mr. Sid. Clarke skill
that there was aa attempt to traduce his fam
ily. Probably ao one lias done so much fc
'traduce,' or injure his family as he liinwell.
a ue tacts are inai at tuc lime oi Mr. t4arke
marriage, his wife gave evident signs that'al
was. not right-with her, and the wedding wy
hastened uy a, lime earnest pressare, by:
brother of the lady, who was unwilling th
so great a scandal should ret upon his sis
ter and family.
The wedding took place, and six week
from, that time, Mr. Clarke was a father.
Mr. Clarke, as will be remembered,
at that time a edler of lightning rods, and
worn asmm in reiercnce io mis singular oc
currence, said : 'Oh. that is all richt: it was
done by lightning! ' If the mention of soch
a fact as an evidence of Clarke's depravity)
and rascality, is 'traducing his family!';
what must the act istself have been? Mr.
florae is tne oniy person that has ever
injured the character of the mother of his
Mr. Clarke also referred to hi; wife as an
invalid who had not for years crossed 'the
threshold of his house, while it is clear to
the citizens of Lawrence, that she is often
seen on the streets: and the writer of this lias
frequently shaken hands with her as. she
Kissed out of church.
Mr. Clarke's tears iisni the .occasion of
his speech were in place if we interpret them
as indicating sorrow for the wrong done to
I.: :r.. i i. ir . i Jr V . ?.
iib win-, iHjw iwiire hihi since marriage; ll
would take a good many tears to wipe out
his social record.- But when they are, inter
preted as indicating sympathy or love for
tlie mother of his children, they are merely
crocodile affairs, designed 'to catch a vole.
Mrs. Clarke does appear in iioor health.
She looks like a' woman tawed (town by an
insupportable weight of sorrow, but it is the
knowledge of her liege lord's social character
audaction while away from her that is the
cause of this' sorrow, and jierhajis in addi
tion that action while at home. L."
Here Sidney is proved a 'deliberate falsi
fier. He knew he was departing from the
truth when he mid his wife had not iKtssed
the threshold of her residence for four years,
ami if' he proved wilfully false in one thing,
the whole of his testimony is discredited;
for if a man will lie in one thing, he will,in
If Mr. Clarke loved his' familr he would
not take a depraved woman to his liosom.-
and leaving his wife at home in sadness and
sorrow to liear her shamo, devote himself to
a courtesan and receive the caicsses of a
prostitute Well may any woman pray to
ta saved from such love as that! God pity
tlie country when such men are its represen
tatives! Mr. Clarke does not, and dare not
deny these facts. They are too well known.
And how dare a virtuous man give his
supiort to such a character?. .If they who
go for him of choice should beso unfortunate
as to have a wife, a sister, or a daughter
ruined by some devil incarnate, what excuse
can they give for being ofTcnded at the se
ducer? If they give aid to a known de
bauchee, and try to make the crime honor
able by elevating him to the highest office in
their gift, what right have they to condemn
others who may enter their own circle and
periietrate their hellish work?
This question touches that which is too
sacred to be trifled with that which is
dearer than all others to a true man and is
infinitely above all merely partisan consid-
eiderations. Think of it!
4'larkr In A Mnnaajr stet.owl.
1 1 'nun Ihe Topeka ltnt.nl.
It appears that when the Hon. Sidney
; Clarke was at ixwcgo, lie remained over
Sunday, and addressed a Sabbath School.
J We can safely say that there hav.tatii no
1 such outrage jieqictratcd on the innocents
since the days of Herod. Dt. Johnson re-
! marked tliat "Patriotism is the last refuge of
a scoundrel." Electioneering in a Sunday
School is the "last ditch"' of a ring-taned,
spavined, knock-kneed, wmd-broken politir
ad hack ; and CLtrke has found it.
We think' we see this right-bower of a
de fan her; arising with a sanctimonious
countenance to address the little childreu.
We cm, by a strong eflbrt of the imagina
tion, conjure tin this unblushing liar, resist
ing his inclination to laugh at the childish
simplicity or his hearers, while he points, lo
the path of truth and holiness.
His address, unfortunately, has been lost;
but if he had, for oner, departed from his
usual custom, and siwjkcn his real senti
ment, hi -pcech would have run about like
"My dear children: You have often liecn
told that ( J(sl is good to yon, but if these
little boys would grow up to ta such a man
as I am, they must learn to tagood to them
selves. Do you see me, how large and fat I
am? That is because I go to Congress and
make it pay. When I get a good thing, my
dear children, I save it. Once I was a little
tay like these tafore me, and you umst give
,me your attention while 1 tell you a little
story about it. V hen 1 was a little lioy 1
used to sell molasses candy on "town meet
ing" and "muster" days. There was
another little bor who did the same. S
one day when he was not looking, I put some
plastering nair in nis canuy, ami nouody
would buy of him any more; but Isold all
mine When I got to ta a man I left my
native State it is a long ways from here.
I ran away, like ltobinson Crusoe, in your
little picture books. I came to Kansas, this
great State where so many steal. But I do
not steal. It is very wrong to
steal, my young friends, be
cause if you do, you will get put in jail and
in the licWMiaiwrs. I always have other
men to steal, and I take money and give
them some and keep the rest, and then I
forget all about it. That is the way to make
it pay. Now my young friends, you must
tagood children and lookout fur yourselves.
Then you will be sharp and get as fat as I
am. Then you will ta good and great men
like me, John Spccr and Mr. Wonlen, and
not wicked men like Kalloch and Web.
Wilder, and Old Baker. Go now, and tell
all you papas to vote for me, and tliey shall
not lose a cent. Good bye, and God bless
With this affecting peroration, Mr. Clarke
is supposed to have retired with one eye be
hind nis pocket handkerchief, and the other
.wide open to behold the eflect on his audi
Tlie Congressional nominations have been
completed in this State, and are as follows:
Lhs. Kepnblican. Uemocrat.
H. CLiy Gooding. W. E. Nibkiik.
George W.Carr. ' M. C. Kerr.
3. H. SI Pritchard. W. S. Holman.
4. J. M. Wilson
D. S. Gooding.
D. W. Voorbees.
M. D. Mason.
W. C. Moreau.
5. John Coburn.
6. Moses F. Dunn.
7. Lewis Wallace.
'. James N. Tvler.
9. J. P. C. Shanks.
10. William William.
11. Jasiier Packard.
S. J. Anthony.
In the First and Second districts Niblack
and Kerr are very certain of election, as the
Democratic majorities in 1868 were respect
ively 1,500 and 6,430. In the Third dis
trict Mr. Holman, whose majoritv was less
than 1,000 ia 1869, will probably be elected,
although the Republicans will make a hard
fight In the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Sev
enth districts the contest will he animated
and interesting. In 1868 the Fourth, Fifth
and Seventh were Renublican by small ma
jorities, and the Sixth elected Voorheea by
tne meagre majority oi i. ine ixmo
oats assert that they will gain in the Fourth
and Seventh, with a hope of the Fifth,
while the Bepublicans threaten to defeat
Voorhecs. The Eighth district Is conceded
to the Bepublicans. The Ninth district
gave a Bepublican majority of only 900 in
1868, and the Democrats nroposc'to make
the canvass lively. The Tenth District is
undoubtedly Republican. In the' Eleventh
district the Democrats profess to feel confident
of overcomine the lormer Bepublican ma
jority of oae thousand with a ponular candi-
Oaie, oat It is procaine nr. raciiani wm DC
The fortification of Paris were constructed
in the reign of Louis Philippe. They con
sist of a bastioned and tenaced wall,, faced
wilh masonry, andsurrdunded bv a ditch of
A breadth varriaarfrsm 60 to lti5frtl Tlie
general outline is of, an irrenhr oval form.
nearly 22 nijles in cirCTiiufercuoe,,. and en
closing an areaorrj,271 acres, or.fcO miles,
and a population of r,0W,0W'perso'ns. The
axis vf the oval from north to south w 9.700
yards, and that from east lowest ia 12.314
yards. Arouhdhe .enceinte ,or circuit of
thewall arc 94 a'ngular forts, with arexsof
about XW square-yards each. There are
besides! 17 casemated fortresses, located at
the principal approaches, and connected bv
sunken roads!, Inside the walls a carriage -
way is laid out. and also a. circular, railway,
connecting' all the railroad lines running into
Paris. At various points of the walls there
are Oo entrances, of which oL arc gates, 10
arc railway arches,, and 4 are. posterns. I
Melaacbatjr Hatellla-eaiee Paralysis r
; .,- tilef J Najlice Chase.
f Krbui the New York Sun.l
' '"Wc have just' learned. with,.(,eep regret
that Chief Justice Chase'has for' some. time
past been suffering from a! Trarytic- stroke!
which,, without ..entirely, destroying the use
of his limbs, incapacitates hiiu" for walking
without help, and seriously affects his mind.
His recovery is desired rather than conmlent
ly expected; indeed; it ii considered doubt -
fill whether he will again be able to resume
the arduous. labors of the bench, allhoughdt
will be remembered that Judge Gricr remain
ed on the bench for several years after lie!
became partially paralyzed, the Chief Jus-
tice is now at the country scat of Senator
Sprague, his son-in-law, on Xarragansett!
Bay, where" he has the best medical attend-'
ante that the country can afford.
t'nni the Tuka Itniinl.
A new candidate for Congress has ap
peared. Col.' D. Ml Anthony,' of Leaven
worth, will come up. with the solid voted
the delegation from his city and county, nnd
will also have considerable strength "in. Jhe
delegations front several of the northern and
I southeastern counties:
Col. AnUioiiv needs im inlrodtictHin to the
liicoplc. of Kausiis. He is well known and
ihrghly esteemed fnmi one. end of the State
io , 'tlie other. Hi abilitv is tiuoiiestioncd;
litis iiersoicil clwractcr' is irrcproaciiablc; and
lie is one of. tlie most. .eacrgetic and untiring
of workers. - What's still tatter, lo our mind
he's a man of isisitivc conviction;; and
straight forward iiolitical deattjis. He would
make lis a uclul and reliable l.epreseiitalivi;;,
awl if lie secures Vie 'itiintinhtio'n'birTliurs-'
day, we shall support with pleasure, as will
tlie people throughout 'the State.
PraeenUaa-a af' Ike B r aaiatl
slonrr. ft laeawrtli Coaatjr.
StiTEJinEit. 5, 1870.
Itoard met pursuant to atljournmeiit,
riill calleif. Presoht'--Commissioners
mil called, rresont--t-ommissioners fi-
tou, Ilaonon, Uines, "Hicks, HarhMiii,Hiatt
' C; H. Chapih, the regular chairman, be
ing alisen'tj'a'tiioiioii w,as made that A. A.
Harbison ta elected as! 'temporary chairuran,
which was carried. r
, I On. motion the leading of the minutes
of Ihe precccding meeting was disiensed
On motion all matters relating to township
roads and bridges ivere referred to Commit
tee on Brads and Bridges, to report on Wed
liie folluwing resolutions were read and
tat a committee oi turee.iie
iHiinted to confer with the Judge of the Po
lice Court of this city in regard to the State
business in that court, and report what'
changes, if any, can ta made beneficial to
the public: Whercujion the Chair ap
iioiiited Messrs. Eaton,-' Haiinon and tlie
County. Attorney said committer.
Jitottol, That the Chairman and County
Clerk be instructed to issue a coiuity war
rant for' Sl',000 to the Leavenworth Law
Library As-ociation, in yiiient per con
tract between the County and said Atmeia
tion for defending iatier criminal. - ,.!
The CoinmUtce on Claims submitted their
rejiort show ing" the amount of claims in
spected and found to ta corretl, and recom
mended the iayiiieut of the same, nliicli re
KrJ, on motion, was adopted, and the clerk
in.-tmc'ed to draw wuTfiVrlfs'Tor the same.
In the matter of the ratification of the
county contract between the Chicago A
Souiliwcstem, Railroad Company, and the
Kansas & Missouri Bridge Company, the
following resolutions were offered:
Iieotr-d, By the Board of Commissioners
of lanven worth County, that, the contract
between the Kanas i"c Mi.oiiri Bridge
Coirqiauy, of the one-part, and I ta -Chicago
fc Southwestern ICailroad Company, of the
other iart, bearing date of July 8, 1870,
whereby tho said railroad comiany agree to
aid the" said bridge company, be ratified on
condition lliat the lollowing amendments ta
Fife. That the contract ta changed so
as to place the tands and mortgage men
tioned iu said contract in the control of the
Chicago iV Bock I sUiw! -reread -tWWirany,
to taby them held aa trustees and applied
by them to the iayment. stipulated iu the
..; That the $200,000 of the divi
dend paying stock, to ta given to the Chica
go & Southwestern Bailroad Comiany;'inay
hereafter be. made dividend paying stock by
the said railroad company, paying to the
said taidge company the par value thereof
(mcaiiing 100 cviitsrrjpirrhtrdollar).
Tfntil, . i.nui inc. ,scconu install mem,
to S225,0QU of bonds, stipulated
. .. . . .. .. ..
for in the contract, shall ta delivered tothe,
said Ct Mi. I.1C. B. Co., upon the excep
tion by L. B. Boomer A: Co:, the contractors
for building said bridge, of a release of so
much of the obliuatkin to them a re i aires
said bridge company to give a bond security
when demanded so to do. ' ' -
Fourth, That the hiid-Bridgy-Company
shall use due diligence to collect private sub
scriptions to said bridge, but u failure to col
lect said private subscriptions .shall not re
lieve slid Bailroad Comjony from the obli
gation to iay for the tands or apply the pro
ceeds to the completion of , the Bridget
Fifth. That in case the. Engineer of the
C. rtJ.i I. K. It. l.o. should rctu-e lo at
prove of the superstructure of the Bridge.
iijHtn tlie same having been approved by the
Engineer of the said Bridge Company, then
that the contract shall devoid, and theSlOO',
000 of bonds or the proceeds thereof, to ta
returned to the Bridge Coiniaiiy.
1UhiIk1, That Isaac E. Eaton taapointcd
to cast the vote of theCoiinty ofLeavtn
worth nt a- stockholders' meeting to ta held
to approve or dl-approve of the above con
tract, and that in ci-; slid outtUmi-shall
have been amended and altered by tho con
tracting iarties thereto, so as to iiicor.orate
the above provisions1 and changes therein to
the satisfaction of the CouiitvAttojncytlie
said Isaac E. Eaton is hereliy instructed and(
directed to vole fortrHj'rMlncation' and aji
proval thereof, and in case the same shall
not have Ixs-n so amended at the time of such
meeting, said Isaac E. Eaton, is hereby in
structed to cast the vote of the county against
the ratification and approval thereof:
The following wxs offered by Jlr. I lines:
Vxou-rt'That in tlie event of the failure
or inability from any cati-e of the said Laac
E. Eaton to ta present and to vote at said
stockholders! meeting, A. A. Harbin-! shall
act in his. place for said County Board in ac
cordance with the above instructions, and his
acts in the prcml-es shall be valid and bind
ing on said (.ounty Board the same as if done
bv the said Ixic E. Eaton.
" After the reading of which resolutions and
amendments, Commissioner Eaton moved
the adoption of the same, pending which the
Board adjourned until 2 o clock,, p. m.
Board met pursuantjo adjournment. Boll
Present Commissioners Eaton, Uannon,
Ilincs. Hicks, Jewett, Murphy,- 3IcManus;
and Harbison in the chair.
Absent Htatt, Miller, Spencer, Thoni
burg, McWhiri and Chapio.
Whereupon Col. Eaton moved a call for
the previous question, which was adopted.
Therefore, the question being: "shall the
resolution as amended, pass?" The motion
was put to the Board, and declared adopted.
Whereupon the ayes and nays were called
for: ana all Commissioners present, taing
Eaton. Hannon. Hines. Hicks, Harbison, i
Jewett, Murphy and McManu;, eight, vot
ing in the amrmative ine resolution auu
amendments were declared adopted.
Absent, Commissioners Htatt, Miller, J
Spencer, Thornburg, McWhirt
pm. m ,
On motion the. bridge notice, calling a
stockholders' meeting of the Bridge Coni
panv, of date Sept 3d, 1870, waa-ordered
filet!, and to be placed on record on' the min-
' Commissioners Iliatt and Miller came in
and took their seats.
The County Board then proceeded to
levy the taxes for the year 1870, ni fol
low: State tax, .08 2-1; general revenue, .05;
delinquent general .revenue, .01; poor of
the County, .03; bridge bonds; .68; delin
quencies on1 the" same, .013; interest "on
bonds, .01o; inte.rest.pB old 10 per cit.
bonds, .005; sinking fund, .012; for township
and road purposes, .0:1.
On motion, Emerson Snow was allowed
$100, in IortpayaMtferdugmgawellon
the poor tarm.
ThecoauuutucalioncfT. A. Hurd, ask
ing the Board to levy taxes to provide for
the payment of certain bonds and judge
ments was read and refered tothe Commit
teebn WryV-rod- Me&s. 'y
yjn motion mc county surveyor was in
structed to e.Tamine the bridge over Ilender-
j son creek, in Eastori township, and report
me condition or the same at the next meet
ing of the Board.
On' motion the Board adjourned until 9
o'clock to-morrow. . .
,t (I .7 -'xl.M-t' t '
Tuesday, Sept 6,, 1870.
Board met pursuant to adjournment. Com
missioner Chapin in, the chair.
Boll called, and present a fall Board.
On motion, the reading of the minute of
the previous meeting was dispensed, with.
The following resolution'was ofleredaad
Ji'tsolrtd, That the tax levied for town
ship purpose? be reduced to one mill for each
The communication from the Trustee of
Stranger Township, askimr for a lew of two
mills on the dollar of taxable property in
sain xownsnip ior road purposes, was read,
and on motion the same granted. ,
On motion', the sinking fund was reduced
from twelve to eleven mills.
The following resolution was adopted:
J.Wror, That UieMBMjf. $15 be allowed to
the chairman of the Committee on Poor, for
the expen.-e of sending an insane girl to the
asylum. " '''
The report 'of' the Committee on Poor for
the month of August: was presented, read
Till. SIM rial IfinknilftlH tf trlmn. vrs rfmm-
red" tiie riiatfey of 'the Hennessey road ub
'milted the following report:
W e lieg leave to recommend that the fol
lowing damages be allowed: To Sauhburv,
fs'JiO: lo l.ulile,. S2o0; to Wonderledge,
S100; to Burke, 575; to Mrs. Birmingham.
51o; to .Moms, 5300; and that the road be
((cued lo public 'travel.
J. T. McWhirt,
C. W. Spexceh.
The rejiort wxs adopted.
The County Clerk reported the amount of
sx-rip on hand, remaining in his office three
years and over, amounting to the sum of
3221. ,, which report wan referred to-the
Committec'eii Ways and Means,
, On' motion the matter ofthe Nichols road
was. continued to the isecond day of next
On aplicatioii the petition of J, W.
Hughes and others, for a road in Delaware
township, wai'alTowed'to'be withdrawn.
A ietitioii wiwpresenfed by D. L. Barclay
and others, asking for. the' appointment of
viewers to view and. lay out a certain road in
sdd township, was presented and granted,
and viewers appointed to "meet at the house
vf said Barclay on the 17th of September.
The viewers report on the rood petitioned
for bv James Bauiion, and others of Kicka
N Township, was presented and laid over.
The iictilion of W. H. Robin-on, and
others, asking for a road in High Prairie
Township, was also laid over.
n motion the County Surveyor was in
structed to examine bridges and Barnes road
iu Kickapoo Township and report at the
nevt meeting. '
Oil motion ithe Clerk was instructed to
issue an order to A. W. Lynn for the open
ing ol the Lavcncr road, in longanoxie
On motion the order deferring all township
road and bridge matters to Wednesday was
On the motion of H. D. Stevens and others
asking for an appropriation to build a bridge
over nine mile creek on the' Hughes road,
in J Ceiio, township, the Committee on
Brail's and Bridges recommended that D. N.
Barpcs ta appointed to examine and report
at (lie next regular nfceting. Adopted.
The petition-of sundry citizens of Fair
mount and Stranger towushi ps asking for an
appropriatiion of $300, to. be expended in
building bridges, (he Committee on Roads
and Bridges rers)rted and recommended the
said miiu ta allowed. Adopted, and on mo
tion Mr. Lucas,, Township Trustee of Fair
mount , together with Commissioner Jewett,
were appointed to superintend said work.
On motion the Committee on Roads and
Bridges were instructed to examine a' small
bridge in Fairmount.Towiuhip and retort at
the next meeting of the Board.
On, motion the bill.of Charles Baser for
stone' furnished on the order of the Trustee
of Kickapoo Township was allowed.
On, motion the .account, of Garrett &
Kirk.S2l.32, for sundries for jail wai al
lowed On motion the matter of the Austin road
was Hstiohcd till next nicetitig.
In the matter of the appeal by sundry cit-
iens, of School District Np. 8, in iligh
Prairie Township, asking, for a division of
said school- district, the application was
granted, and said district ordered divided in
accordance with plat presented -and on file.
Thd matter of the . adoption , of the
remrt of the .Committee on Beads
and Bridges, on'" tlie viewers report
I the road iietitioneil tor by iv I.
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Xj.7qiii tlliiA uuicia w. ntuMnAi AU"iiani.
was laiil on the table.
Messrs. S:impsoii and Stigers, contractors
for building bridge over Henderson creek,
in Easton Township, appeared and asked an
allowance of $-100 on mid. work, which was
The following resolution was.oflercd:
J'rAutl, That the Chairman of the Board
of Coiuiniioners of Leavenworth County be
and he is hereby directed to draw his dralt'on
the First National Bank of Leavenworth,
livable to the order of the Kansas & Mis
souri Bridge Company, for $25,000, in
payment of an assessment made' -by
said company of 10 tier cent, on the
stock of said company, on tlie 2d day of
September, 18.0, and that the clerk of said
Board ta directed to countersign the same,
and deliver raid draft to the Treasurer of
said bridge company.
Mr. Iliatt oflered the following amend
"So soon as a written statement of the
Bridge Board certified to by the County
Attorney, should ta filed with the County
Cleik, stating that thelaw in regard to the
paviac-nt of thc-e, assessments has been com
Mr. Iliatt moved that the vote of each
member of the Board be recorded on the
The vote resulted a follows:
Ayes iliatt, Miller, Spencer, Thornburg,
McWhirt and Chapin 6.
Noes Laston, .Hannon, Hint, Hicks,
Harbison, Jewett, McManus and Mur
Mr. Hannon otTered a resolution objecting
to tlieTecording of the vote of the chairman
on tlie adilption of. said amendment, on the .
adoption of which resolution the ayes and
noes were called with the following result:
Aves Eaton, Hannon, Hines, Hick.-,
HarbL-on, Jewett, Murphr, and Mc
Noei Hiatt, Miller, Spencer, Thornburg
and McWhirt 5. Adopted.
L"poii the adoption of the original resolu
tion the ayes and noes were called with th!
Aves Eaton, Hannon, Hines, Hicks,
Harbison, Jewett, Murphy, and Mc
Noes Hiatt, Miller, Spencer, Thornburg
and McWhirt. 5. Adopted.,- -- -
The bill of W. II. llastings, Trustee of
Kickapoo Township, for services in superin
tending work on roads and bridges, was re
ferred to the County Attorney.
On motion the Clerk was instructed to
draw a warrant for 205 payable to I. B.
Dutton for bridge in Fairmount Town-hip.
On motion the Chairman and County
Clerk were authorized to draw a warrant for
$2,000, iu payment of the County's propor
tion for building a pot houe.
On motion to allow the Chairman of the
Committee on Poor, pay for two
dav-j services iu each week, the ayes
and noes were called, aa follows:
- . ww - war-
Aves taton, uannon, limes, .mats.
HarDison, Iliatt, Jewett, JlcManus and
Excused. Miller and Murphy.
On motion, further time was granted Mr.
Jewett to make a report on the bridge over
Hawk Hollow, in Stranger Township.
im motion, Board aujourneu nu mi.
day morning, Sept
7th, at v o ciock.