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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15,f 1870.
STATE REPUIUCAN TICKET.
HK KLrRJJiEVTATlVE IV CONORKK3:
D. p. LOWE, of Bourbon.
JAMES M. HAKVET. of Riley. ',
KIK UtXTEXAST feOVMUIOR:
r. P. ELDER, of Franklin.
ron jcstick urnt.MK court:
. J. BREWER, of Leavenworth.
(on f-MRETAKT OK STATE:
W. H. 8KALLW00D, of Doniphan.
THOXAN. of Douglas.
JOSIAH E. HATES, of Johnson.
Hilt ATTORNET OKSKEAL:
A. L. WILLIAMS, Of Shawnee.
si r bistlmikxt of rinuc instrlctio.x:
H. D. McCARTT, of Leavenworth.
When Republican nominations nrc made
in Kansas tlic hanl work of the camiKiign Is
over. Wc shall have entire union in our
ranks this fall, and the interest felt in the
State Humiliations, the County and Legisla
tive will 1 sufficient to hrinjj out a very
good vote, though not so large as in Presi
dential year'. Proliably every County in
the State w ill go Republican, though local
H visions may i-oniCH hat modify the result.
The Deiuocnits in this County are talking
of nominating for Congress an "Abolition
ist of tnirty years standing." They think
the Workingmen will make the same nomi
n.ition, and they then talk of carrying Leav
enworth County. It cm not lie done no
approach, even, can lie made to it. Judge
Ic hah already voluntarily oflfrn.il to sus
tain and "(nil through" the measures which
licavenworth has asked for, and asked in
vain, of Pomcniyand Clarke. Judge Lowe
ami Senator Ross will co-oiierate on all
measures intended to promote the material
interests of Kansas, and Uiey will get what
they ask for. They will get it ncri winter,
Iieforc Clarke's term is out, for the endorse
ment of Lowe hy the jieoplc will be a Tote
lf instructions to the President as to the
wishes of our jieople.
At such a time no Republican will run
after liogu-, candidates set up hy. bogus Dem
ocrats, who will not carry one vote in ten
ne.M Novciulier. Leavenworth pnKfcs to
le the It inner Kepuhlican county. Wc
haw no soreheads no bolters, no shysters.
They h.ie been fairly licaten and played
Mil; anil will he more anxious than anylxxly
I'-e to ote the straight tiiket.
We c licet that .Imlge Lone will receive
.i larec number of Democratic votes here.
Our cilireus know that he will he elected,
and they wish the wte to lie hi nearly unan
imous lli.it me Miuccssiiii camliiuies will
li.no the iiiift conlial feelings towards our
city ami iieople. He who advises otherwise
.-hows that he is not governed by plain facts
.mil rvasoii, and he also proves tliathe is an
enemy and not a friend of Leavenworth.
And the same is true of Go. Harvey
licnwiiworth lias always received every jast
l.nor she ha a-keil of him. In every mesr
-.ige he h.is dwelt ujkhi our claiiiLs, and done
it generously. He has lieen the friend of
our Bridge and of the railroad to Topcka;
and hearted iixin the advice of our citizens,
Democratic as well as Ilcpublican, in send
ing delegates to the diflfrrcnt Commercial
Conventions. Our ieopIeare not ungrateful,
and they will show their sense of gratitude in
a substantial manner.
1-IIKTKUi: WAY TO EDIT A SEWS-
There seems to lc a great diversity of opin
ion in the public mind as to the manner in
which a newspaper ought to lw conducted.'
We find, for instance, that the public at
large like our newspaper, but the individual
IMirtion of the public who stop you in the
street, and call at your room, is always con
vinced that the iaier is all wrong, and that
the course you are pursuing is anything but
wise and satisfactory.
It would not be difficult to edit a news
l.ilcr with which no fault could lie found.
Hut it would not circulate. In every partic
ular it would lie faultless. But the people
would not read it. Such a taper should
sjieak of nothing on which the public held
ditVcreiit opinions. The weather, the season-,
the condition of the cnijs, the virtues
of General Washington, the value of the
" Fourth of July as a National holiday these
would le the class of topics which might be
discussed with safely, and without jarring
iiMn the nerves of the most sensitive reader.
And after it had all lieen done, and done in
the most inoflcnsic and non-committal
wav, the suliscrilicr would go oft
ami git a copy of a live
l.ier one that had opinions on every
subject, and one that only stood on one side
of one question at the same time. The paper
that pleases even body pleases noliody. It
" is the vigoreus, h.mest, decisive and decided
luper that lias readers, has friends, and leads
ami controls public sentiment.
It is all very well when an exciting politi
cal contest is waging for an editor to come
mt and speak handsomely of the Iat eclipse,
.and cover the prolific coal shaft with columns
of double-leaded approval. Very well, and
inoffensive, but not what the people want;
not what they pay for and have a right to
demand. It is feeding them with husks.
And this branch of the journalistic field is
already fully occupied in Leavenworth, and
all over Kansas, and always will be. But
journals that occupy the line of retreat mut
not expect any of the glories that belong to
the leaders of the van. Their position is
safe, secure, free from danger. But
lartics, communities and men are not
profected or saved by the stragglers,
the stay-at-homes and the non-combatant.
Our own mission is very clearly defined,
and we decline to abandon it for the flowery
paths of Miss-Nancy journalism. We take
a little more pleasure in showing up a Ke
publican shyster than we do in attacking a
Democrat of the same tendencies. And the
reason is plain. So long as he stays in our
arty, and goes unrebuked, we are held res
l0Rsiblc for his lies and deceptions. We
are justly charged with approving of his
Let us take a case fresh in all minds that
of Sid. Clarke. Suppose our convention at
Topcka had renominated Clarke and passed
rcsolutiqns approving his course. What
would liave been the result? Every honest
and well-informed Republican would have
bolted the ticket They would have been
joined by the Democrats and by the whole
opposition. Clarke would have been defeat
cd, the Republican party disgraced and rent
in twain. Would that have been, on the
whole, a desirable result? But it is pre-
v tho mnrae that cowardice and conniv-
ing at crime and criminal inevitably leads
to. Men who believe in that policy owght
to be Clarke men now, and to nil .eternity.
We don't beliere in it, and nhall 'continue to
fight RhyMew until they are Wfn -whirling
ami howling out of .the Republican ranks.
WHAT EMCMACT F.TWEB.
Of late wc have had very little to say about I
I . f t
the Democratic party. While the, leaders, (if.
our own party in this State were known to be
IhieteH, we deemed it our duly logout them
out before discussing the principles or the
characters of the Democratic leadcca. That
work has been done, according to scriptural
injunction, and we are now at liberty to speak
of the common enemy. The 'Democrat arc
opjioscd to our financial policy, and arc atill
in favor of national disgrace through repu
diation; they are opposed to the 'protection
of American industry, and they arc opposed
to all of the acta of Congrow and the votes
of the people by which the Constitution. of
the United States has been amended. They
leam nothing, they forget' nothing. ITie
safety, the peace and the honor, of the coun
try depend upon its remaining in the hands
of the Union Republicans the meW who
saved the Union, who gave peace to Hoi-th"
and South, and who settled the strife by ex
tending freedom and suffrage to all claases of'
citirens. Shall these peace measures remain
permanently adjusted? That is one
great questions now before the people. The
Republican party is the party of peace and
of tntc conservatism. It docs not propose
to revive the Issues of the war issues settled
by blood and afterwards endorsed by the
laws of the nation. The Democrats still
hold an attitude of defiance towards all of
these measures, and would revive again the
strife between sections and the war of races.
The Old Guard is an organ of the genuine
Democracy, and we copy the following from
its last number:
The negro need liave no hope that the
Democratic party, should it obtain power,
will respect a franchise that has been obtained
by fraud, or will hesitate about repealing, at
the ftrst opportunity, and by the quickest
process that gross villany which b face
tiously styled the Fifteenth Amendment to
the Constitution. While the negro is per
mitted to have a vote, he should give, if 'as
his legitimate masters direct. But he should
not suffer them' to defraud him of his rights
in the 'matter. The black man furnishes
one-fourth of the Kepuhlican votes, and he
is entitled to one-fourth of the offipestt the
hands of his allies. Let him demand and
obtain them. And let him not be put off
with inferior jiositions. It is his right to
lie iilaced on the Republican ticket as a can
didate for Congrcbii to have his due share of
... , . . . , .
diplomatic Honors 10 CA.ervisejuuitiai jy
cr, and to sit, at some time, in the Presiden
tial chair. It Ls his due from the Republi
cans that at least two of the Judges of the
Supreme Court should be of some grade be
tween mahogany and ebony, that several col
ored brethren should dine with Kings and
Kmpemrs as Envoys Extraordinary awl
Ministers Plenipotentiary, and that ebony
shinned Generals and flat-nosed Admirals
should cive the land and sea forces the bene
fit of their wonderful mastery of the arts of
war. All this he will obtain if lie demands
them of the Rennblican partv. for he holds
nearly a million of votes, and without those
the iowcr ot the Kepublican party dies.
Let the negroes ask and obtain. But let
them go to the right sources, lhc JJenio
cratic jiarty will give them no offices, and
will strip them ns soon as possible of the
elective franchise. They may pnpcrly set
down as an impudent cheat the man who,
callim: himself a Democrat, ashcrts other
wise. When a Democratic leader stoops to
flatter them, and court their "sweet voices,"
they must 1 the most idiotic negroes who do
not treat him as an unniusmnir liar ami
The Democratic member of Congress from
Delaware, Mr. Benjamin T. Biggs, being a
candidate for re-election, announces his poli
tical sentiments as follows : "There may be
and there doubtless are those who desire ne
gro voles. I do not. While I would treat
the negro kindly, pay him for his labor
promptly, yet my convictions are that the
interests of this little commonwealth can be
better promoted without his aid. What a
luxury it must be to the black man to des
pise the fawning demagogue who crawls at
his feet and begs to kiss his hand foi hisvole.
ami again: "In the presence of this ieoplc
and Almighty God! I declare the Fifteenth
Amendment a monstmus fraud. Hear, O
earth, and give ear, () heavens! in the Senate
of the United States sits a dirty, thieving,
lousy nigger preacher, combing his lousy
wool in that august Uidy." Mr. Biggs is a
worthy representative of the party that or
ganized a rebellion for the prelection of sla
very, and that is too blind to leam anything
fnun its own defeats and humiliation!
The purpose of the Democrats is to keep
alive all of the questions which the war
ought to have settled, and which Kepubli
cans believe the war did settle. Colored men
are citizens, and their rights must no longer
be Usioned. Buttliose who vote the De
mocratic ticket desire to deprive them of the
right of franchise and would re-enslave them
if they had the power. And their policy
would be similar in regard to our finances
and all other measures which the Union Re
publicans placed upon the statute book.
The following are the Congressional nomi
nations made in Ohio. The figures opposite
the district indicate the majority; tlie letter
I R stands for Republican and D for Demo
Vat. RrinMinn. fkmoemt. MaJnrUii
IA. V. ferry M. Sjyler. I'll 11
H..Jt E. Stevrn.n-S. r. Cary 497 K
IIIR. CL hchenck 1 I. Campbell 4t3 R
1VW. a McClure I.F. McKinney 29 R
VJ. B. Rolhchiid-C L. l-anii.vm -1,816 II
VIJotin A. Smith J. W."IenTer SB It
VII-S. MH-llabarKerH. J. JetM.r OS 0
VHIJohn beatlr I. R- HuMwlL. MS R
IXCharles Foster E. F.Dickinson 1,645 1
XE. P. I'cck No nomination 912H1
-vr J. X. WiWm Kalnh Ipete 2.1JS R
X1I...C E. Brown P. Van Trump- 4.3IS II
XIHG W. l'otwiu J. W. Morgan 1.6M IJ
XIVJames Monroe R. CritchfieU 452 R
XVW. P. Sprsciic I. CarlwriKht 35 R
XVI-J. A. Bincbam 1 E.Chamber 416 R
XVII-J. A. Ambler. So nomination 3,3U6tR
XVIIIvr. A. I'pson I.M.Cotfinbarr 6,573 R
XtX-Jas A. GarfleHNo nomination to, tIR
In IhU THMrirt Utan. (IVmornt) was elected
in 1868. lie died, and Peek, (Republican) wascno
sen to fill the vacancy. It Is a strong and trust-
worthT Republican lhtrift, and
1868 tnroogh the unpopularity ol
J In these Districts the Republ:
ana was onir lost in
ppublican majortUes are
As vet the netnorrats have not named their candi
a iinoiiiaii inii iin nniiiuuua IB uicirii
opposluon is merely nominal.
Who sliall write of the return of the exile?
Old Victor Hugo, who seemed destined to
die in a foreign land as a punishment for
patriotism, is once more in the streets of
l?aris, and has offered himself to Trochu for
service in its defence; and the diminutive
but dignified form of Louis Blanc is, after so
long an exile, again in the seething caldron
of French politics, the elements of which
none understand better than he. The
Prince de Joinville, the Due d'Aumale, and
the Due de Cliartrcs three princes of the
Orleans family are in the city from which
they liave bean away more than twenty
vears. The Comtc de Paris, heir to Louis
Philippe's throne, wisely stays away in a
JosiAn Thoxas Welis, the colored man
nominated for Congress, in Florida, is a
native of Virginia. Hb parents were free.
He received bis education in Harrisburg,
served three years in a colored regiment, and
and after the war settled in Florida -as a
fanner. He has served the State in several
capacities, and is respected by all parties.
The receipts of the Government from
customs, internal revenue, sale of public
lands, and miscellaneous sources since Pres
ident Grant was inaugurated exceed the sum
received darinc the last eighteen months of
Johnson's administration $87,213,795 A).
Ill 1 f
f 809, to. March 1, 1870, were K1,V73,
70419;4 from March 1. 1809, to 8rp
tember'"i;! 1870, $294,725,139 Sl-nhowing
in increase of $ 12,751,431 02. The receipts
rron internal .-revenue from September 1,
1867; to March 1, 1869, were 246;i 33,845 74,
and from March 1, 18ffi, to September i;
i870, 209,497,764 89-showiog an increase
f $53,203,919 15. The receipts from sales
f public lands show an increase of $1,819,
ilGlSO,,'' The jerMisi
War Rants ricks
FrrsM win msmr.
;Tlic Lgodon'lrma corrcspoBdent with the
Ctoto I&hcc's Prussian army confesses that
the German'Isinils sometimes add new ter
ror to victory by their discordant notes, and
tlie repose of the invaded provinces of
France is also sadly disturbed by tlie
VV...l. . il. IMono" Ak the latter
promises to liecome more fixedly historical
Vc give again the first and last stanzas:
A call remind like thunder rl.
Uk tr oC wares and rlanh oT teel.
.ToJhe.Bbine, to the Ithine, to the German
Bhlnc! . . .
Who'll keep the watrh tir thin Mream of mine!
Itare thou no fear, loved land of mine.
Firm and true stands the watch by Chine.
High on the twrcxe the hanneta fly,
iLike itoands the tow while the stream raw by,
ByOhe -Rhine, by the Uhinc, by the (Jcnuan
We'll an keep the watch by this stream of
.No tear of thee, loved land of mine.
While firm and true stands the watch by
A Losdox correspondent of the Chicago
Tribune thus speaks of the Dickenscs:
' ' 'A complete reconciliation has taken place
between Mrs. Dickens and Iter sister it
seems painful to add and between Mrs.
Dickens and her eldest daughter A few
days ago there was a meeting of the three;
mucb sheading ot tears anu poignancy oi
feeling: but the end is as I have described.
It would appear tliat it was the deceased
alone who stood in the way. His death
United the children to their mother, and sis
ter to sister. One wishes the veteran Mr.
Hozarth. whose death occurred a few months
since, could have witnessed the meeting. Mr.
-iogann, wno was me imiuinie ieu oi
Walter Scott, and who often sat with Wilson
in .the 'Ambrosial Nights,' was a singularly
tender-hearted man. and no one can exag
gerate the, grief which he felt at the differ
ence between his daughters. 1 have heard
his voice break as he spoke of it. He liked
his son-in-law, and was exceedingly proud
of him; hut after the separation he could
hot bear to hear his name mentioned. IDs
sympathies were solely with the wife, and
it appeared as though some loved ideal was
shattered when Dickens told his wife he
could live with her no longer."
SEVKRAXofour State exchanges object to
burning Pomeroy in effigy, as was done at
Topeka on Thursday, and to blowing up
his coffin, as they did at Lawrence Per
haps they are right, but this thing began on
the Neutral Lands, more than a year ago, at
a meeting addressed by John Sneer and
Sidney Clarke. The Clarke jiapers made
ho protest then. The burning seems now to
lie fairly commenced, and it threatens to
become chronic It would not Iw surprising
if Potncroy should he liuriicd in every
County. Dcsjiatches will soon say: "Rail
road accident here to day. Pomemy burned
this evening." "The County Fair wxs
largely attended. Pomemy Imrncd in
effigy." "After the conclusion of the Confer
ence Pomcniy's coffin was brought out and
Jmrned." "Wheat is harvested and yields
forty bushels an acre. Pomcniy burned in
effigy by the fanners."
The Quaker Indian Agent exierimenl
has generally proved a success, e.eet that
in tome cases they have shown a reluctance
to call upon the military when a prompt de
mand would have suppressed a serious diffi
culty; and as army officers cannot longer
act as agents, Secretary Cox has about con
cluded a very cxten-ivc correspondence with
the various mi-.-ion.in.- anil religious organ
izations, in relation to the selection of suita
ble persons for the Hs-iiion. The pay by
the Government $1,500 is not sufficient to
induce men of pmiier qualifications lo ac
cept the place, miles.-, it is done with a view
of turning an honest lenny with the Indi
ans; and the Secretary seeks men who, from
humanitarian or Chrisli.in motives, will lie
willing lo devote themselves to the civiliza
tion, education and advancement of the In
dians. Frepekick Douglass has begun his
duties as editor of the Sao Sutiunttl Era,
a pajicr just established in Washington, and
devoted to the interests of the colored jieo
ple. Of the purpose of the journal he thus
The safety and prosperity of the Republic
depends iiion the intelligence of colored
voters, and this fact will be kept in view; but
let no man, however, exiect to find the col
ored man in thecoluniiisof iheAicvA'tvtonvi
Em, treatcil simply as a political element, as
a body of voters, w hich mav be so manitiu-
Iatcd as to turn the scale in favor of this or
that mrtizan. Important as it may be to
hold up to view and press upon the attention
of the colored man the principles which
should guide his political action as a voter,
it is still more iniMirtant to keep constantly
before him those other great and vital prin
ciples of conduct which concern him atevcry
step of his life, and which are essential to
his highest social well being.
W. II. Smith and Tierce Burton are the
nominees of the Republican party for Gov
ernor and Lieutenant-Governor of Alabama.
The Democrats liave nominated Mr. Robert
Lindsay, of Tuscumbia, for Governor, but
there can be no reasonable doubt that the
Republicans will sweep the State by a hand
some majority. Col. E. T. Jennings has
been induced to become a candidate for Con
gress in the Sixth District. The Alabama
Slate Journal says that he is probably the
only man who can unite the strength of the
Republican party and take the strength out
of the opposition.
Dr. AndrcwSmith, a prominent veterinary
surgeon, in compliance with the instructions
of the Canadian Minister of Agriculture, has
made a tour of the different places where
cattle nave suffered most severely, and reports
that the disease is attributable to the attacks
of flics. He adds that tlie parts affected
should be fomented with hot water, and
dressed with a lotion of carbolic add.
The New York Republican State Conven
tion nominated the following State ticket:
For Governor, Gen. Stewart L. Woodford,
Kings; Lieut-Governor, Sigismund Kauf
man, Kings; Comptroller, Abiah W. Pal
mer, Dutchess; Canal Commissioner, Absa
lom Nelson, Erie; Do. (to fill vacancy),
Alex. Barkley, Washington; Prison Inspec
tor, John Parkhurst, Clinton.
The Chicago Rqnblim says: "One of the
Democratic nominees in Michigan Ls named
He must be a slippery fellow. He has ap
propriated the true name of his party. It is
all bosh, and no one member lias a right to
claim the entire title all to himself. The
leaders should look to it."
The Tenth District of the Sixth Ward, in
New York city, contains 870 inhabitants.
In May last there was an election ia that
cky, and 934 votes were polled in that Dis
trictall or nearly all Democratic. There
has never before, unless in the same or simi
lar Wards in New York cky, been each a
universal attendance upon election. And
The receipts from customs from SeptemberlJ
not only 'are Hm; women all Voters,' and the
children all voters, but they must, each one
of them, have voted ever one vote. What
ail interest, there must Iiivtf been hi tht.
Miw. W. N.'VVtcrpR jn the "Seelry Re
gister," whose "Dead Letter" created qnke
a literary1 sensation two- or three 'years since.
She Jalso wrote the'" novel 'Too True,'
which appeared annonymously in iVaai'
Monthly in 1868. She ffUo "Miss Mark
Peabody." whose "Miss SHmens' Window."
"Rasher Family Aare.wollinown con
tributions to out' humorous' literature.
Tub Chicagq 'iWoioic says that the spec
tator at the- Republican .Stale Convention,
held at Springfield, could not liave failed to
be impressed with the courageous and invin
cible spirit of its members, and the alacrity
with which they addressed themselves to the
duties of the hour. ' In their estimation, the
Republican party is not only the party of the
past, but of the present and the future.
Dcmxo the last fiscal year there was ex
torted from this country $72252,623 60
worth of breadstnns, against $52,947,260
worth tlie previous year. Of coal, the ex
portation was in 1869,' 273,783 tons, valued
at $1,553,115, and in 1870, 2215,928 tons,
valued at $1,306,358.
The New York jf&na,,had a correspond
ent at the opening of the 'Lake Superior and
Mississippi Railroad'and wisely headed his
letter in bold type "Tlie Kansas Pacific
Tarty." ,- " .
Ia was "Victor Hugo, now a. member of
the French Provisional Government, who
said of Louw-Ni Bonaparte that "He was
not, the nephew of his uncle, the son of his
father, or the fattier of his sou,;',
KCC'EFTieX F JVBtiE . F. MWt
EMthwnf nana ef the People VtMle
Front Die Fort'ecott Monitor, Sunday.
Although yesterday was a damp and dis
agreeable dav, the wcletncncy of the weather
was no match for the enthnsiasm of the peo
ple. A large nusnber of citizens, in carri
ages and on foot, accompanied hy tlie 8ilver
Comet Band, met Judge D. P. tawe and the
returning delegates at the depot, on the
arrival of the morning train, and escorted
them in triumph to the Monitor Reading
Kootu;1 ' Here an adjourned- meeting of the
C. P. Lowe Club was called to order, with
Cant. C. A. Morris in the chair, and S. 8.
Bnnkerltoff, as Secretary.
Capt Morris briefly stated that the object
of the meeting was to offer to Judge Lowe
their hearty congratulations upon his nomin
ation as our Representative to Congress.
J. N. Binford, Esq, on the part of the
Clnb, addressed to Judge Lowe the feelings
of liearty congratulation and elation which
animated the hearts of his fellow-townsmen
upon the result of the last oHrvcntion which
had placed him in nomination. The ad
dress was brief and happy, well delivered,
and was greeted with the hearty applause of
Judge Lowe, in response, made a speech
of some length, thanking the people for the
gratifying demonstration in his honor, and
his gratitude at tlie tnist reposed in him hy
the great Republican party of our young
ami glorious Slate. The Judge's speech was
cnaraerizcd by his usual eloquent and log
ical felicity of expressing bread and sound
views in happy language, and three hearty
cheers were given at the chise of his re
marks. Wc regret that our space will not permit
the iHiblicatiiHi of the speeches in full.
Col. T. W. McKinnie, from the Commit
tee on Resolutions, reported the following,
which were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, Our efforts in the late cavass
have been crowned with a success as grati
fvini? as the most sanguine could desire, and
that the further action of the D. P. Lowe
Club will only be needed to gather the fruit
of a victory a'lread Won. therefore:
Krwlitii'. That the thanks of the Club be
extended to the noble men who have so ear
nestly ami zealously labored lo secure the
triumph wlueli lias imnigni auoiii tins joy
mis demonstration of lo-dav.
IlexJirtl, That we, as citizens of Fort
Scott and Southern Kansas, and as members
of the great Republican party, Iwlieve lhat
we have in Jildze D. P. Lowe, tlie able ju
rist, the wise politici.in, and profound states
man awl an unswerving Kciubliean a man
in whom wc can justly feel the highest pride
as a tnie representative of our juirty, State
ami local interests, and that to his support in
the coming election we pledge our united
and enthusiastic supjiort.
The proceedings were intersiersed with
music bv our excellent Wind, and after the
conclusion of the meeting the citizens press
ed forward to oiler to Judge Iiwe their per
sonal congratulations ution his success.
It was a proud anil nappy occasion for
Fort Scott; ami celebrated a'triumph that n
a matter of delieht to every citizen within
ateftabllenn Cnwnfy Tlefceta.
Anperson. For Representative, 56th
District Capt. John G. Lindsay.
For Representative, 57th District Dr. J.
Prolate Judge Judge M. A. I'agc.
Countv Attorney Maj. J. S. Wilson.
Superintendent of Schools Thos. Bowles.
Clerk of Court G. M. Evcrline.
Wabacxsee. Representative John II.
Probate Judge G. G. Hall.
School Superintendent R. M. Tunncll.
County Attorney John T. Keagy.
District Clerk R. G. Mossman.
Riley. State Representative J. M.
Pmbatc Judge R. J. Harper.
County Superintendent Public Instruc
tion E. Gale.
Countv Attorney It. B. Spiliuan.
Clerk of District Court R. J. Harper.
County Commissioner Wm. K. Rich.
Republic. Representative J. W. John
son, Elk Creek.
l'robatc Judge I. N. Page, Salt Marsh.
Clerk District Court G. B. Austin, Salt
Supcrintemlent Public Instruction Chan.
Washington. Representative Andrew
Probate Judge William Kalhoefer.
Clerk District Court A. B. McNab.
Superintendent Public Infraction A. G.
County Attorney T. J. Humes.
Coroner Robert McCulley.
The nominee of the Republican party for
Congress, Hon. D. P. Lowe, is thus spoken
ol by the Topeka Record:
Judge D. P. Lowe was horn in Oneida
County, New York, in 1822, and is therefore
47 years or age. in loii, be removed to
Cincinnati, Ohio, where be resided until
1861. He graduated in tlie law department
of Cincinnati College in 1847, and was a
successful practioner at the Cincinnati bar
for twelve years five years of which, he
was a partiner of Hon. Caleb B. Smith,
Secretary of the Interior, in President Lin
coln's first Cabinet. In 1861 he removed
to Kansas, and at once took portion among
the leading lawyers of the State. In 1863
he was chosen to the State Senate, where he
served for two years. Upon the organization
of the Sixth Judicial District, in 1867, he
was appointed Judge of the same by Gov.
Crawford. He was afterwards regularly
elected to tlie position bv the unanimous
vote of the District, and has occupied it ever
since. He has resided at Mound City until
a few months since, when he removed to
Fort Scott, which is now his home. Judge
Lowe was an original Abolitionist and a
member of the party, and has been identified
with the old Liberty Republican party from
the time of its original formation. ILs is a
man of solid abilities, and of unquestioned
and unquestionable personal integrity. His
nomination cannot rat give perfect satisfac
tion to the people of the State, and we pre
dict that they will elect him by a larger
majority than has ever been obtained by any
Jeftzbsqk Cocsty. A correspondent of
theOsWoomAifoswn., writing from Win
chester, in Jefferson county, says: "We
have had two surveys for the railroad from
other' rron Atchison.
within haiKnr distance
junction wtth ine
From the nnNrailil cJHina af the country, wc
are -very Hat-
bv the shrill
town, and yonr
whistle of the h
i St. Panl, in
V (key m
From the New Tat San, Friday. J.
In the present crisis nf affairs in France,
the sentiments and action, of the French resi
dents in New York are., unusually valuable,
from the bet that tin wridtiitw are chiefly
men who were exDelsnlfrom officer bv the
ttmjuTdat of Napoleon Sn December, 1851,
ana they know personally the individuals
into whose grasp tne tttntinir i ot ranee are
A Sun reporter had an interview with the
leadinc members of thai French societies in
the city yesterday, and received interesting
items of 'information which arc here record
ed. Their views ara not rose-colored,
nor don their patriotism prevent them from
seeing the horrible dangerous position - of
France. Tlie cupidity of the late Emperor
andhiscreabare. their assert, has left the
country almost defenceless. The men who
surrounded Napoleon were horse leeches,
m iiu w itu wnuiiiaiuj etvrt e
fed tbera from the vital resources of the na
tion. When a foreign expedition was possi
blein the Crimea, in China, in Italy, in
Mexico he and his followers dipped their
bands in the treasury without fear of detec
tion But to peculate from the civil list was
rient to impossible, so the stealings came from
the national defences.
But Napoleon, though he knew that he
and his creatures were robbing tlie nation,
never suspected that the subordinates were
nlaTuur the same camel When one hundred
cannon were placed to the credit of France,
ne anew mat only sevaary-nve naa neen paia
for, and he snppnsed that there' were seventy
five: but the under ring peculated, and be
hold there were only fifty. In the commis
sariat, in the ordnance, even in the army of
the line itself, the same gross frauds prevail
ed. That name has been stopped bow, bat
the wags lines contain' little food, and the
arsenals no artillery. The Prussians hate
taken nine hundred guns, and to replace so
Sievous a loss is a question of time. But
oltke presses onward steadily, and a great
city like Paris cauaat be defended lung, as
the fiRcrn hundred thousand inhabitants
must he fed. 'Still, if Paris can be held for
two months even, the least sanguine believe
that the Prussians will be foiled, and will
perhaps be annihilated.
The plan of defence elaborated by the
Provisional Government is to avoid combats
in the field, but to. Attack unceasingly the
long Prussian line of communication. This
is the more feasible, as the Germans have
gained no fortified place to strengtlien their
line. An army of fifteen thousand men has
been gathered at Lyons; another anny as
numerous is at Versailles; another is at Bor
deaux; and still another is formiug in Nor
mandy and Brctagne. Within two months
over a million Frenchmen will be in arms.
There is no want of men. The great Lick is
of arms. As fast as the arsenals can turn
them out they are made and distributed, but
Paris, the chief locality vf the shops, must
ineviUhlvbedosedinafewdays. The ports
ire all in the hands of the French, and their
frcat reliance must be on foreign weaions.
or this end the New York French an work
ing with the greatest enthusiasm ami liberal
itv. Tlie Bonauartist French merchant
gives as freely as the old Republican or the
Orleanist, ami all are animated by the same
spirit as animates their brothers in France,
to make peace if possible by giving money
ana snips, not lo swttouct in uik iim.ii
AIT WEA rOEsUlAV MITI.
Letter trmm m Civil err In Clermnny
Mt Not la Anaerien-Hw ill
nmnrek an BccttI Tsielr Vsriiy, 1st
liar the Versnnsi Pestnlr.
(Krora the New York Trihune.
Mr. Irtiis Mullcr. of this city, has re
ceived from his father, a German citizen of
Itinlem, Hesse Camel, under date ot Aug.
19, a letter, in which, after recounting Ihe
movements of the army lo and beyond Worth
ami Haguenau, the writer pmceeds to ex
plain the prevailing feeling and sentinn.nl in
regard to German unity. We yestenlay
gave the ideas of the learned German their
logian, David Stniss, on this great national
question, inc mow ansoniing m riru
The letter of a plain, unpretending citizen
r . ..:. r at J ....... m.w. .
nestion, the most ahsoroing oi iMinqic.
Ciir representative of the German race
have a certain interest at this time.
"What wc Germans have lived lo sec just
now Is so un-paralleled and so remarkable, mi
immense in its consequences, that, in aston
ishment, we must collect ourselves before we
can believe and conceive anything. We were
indeed conscious of the virtue and the intel
lectuality of this highly gifted ieople, whose
achievements on the hews ol art, sciences,
and technics, were named with the greatest
. i ' -ii r .: it-
respect oy an ncignuonng notions. :
were justlv proud of the excellent national
character of our people, with its prominent
feature of honesty ami laitliluine, which
are the foundation of our domestic as well as
of our public life. But, notwithstanding all
this, wc considered, ourselves impractical
dreamers, and we were, I am sorry to say,
accustomed to submit without murmer to be
cheated out of tlie fruits of our industry. Our
divided political condition was the cause of
this lamentable failure in industrial success.
Narrowness of affairs docs not create men of
far-reaching views and of great energy. Thus
we remained mere eil (snobs), notwitlistand
ing our excel lant qualities. The better part
of the nation, the men among us, who were
thinking with moral earnestness about ourcon
dition, saw fully the source of our misery,
but they in vain endeavored to stop it. We
were nearly despairing of our future. The
failures of 1848, the dissolution of the so
called three-kings treaty-treaty of 1850, the
restoration of the constitution of the Frank
fort diet,which kept down every national ele
vation, and under which thirty and some odd
sovereign princes could exercise their power
Some acted with henovolence, and others
with malevoence but altogether directed with
incapacity our national interests and thus
mining the national prosperity, had con
founded us,-Then ouiJSavior, Bismarck, ap
peared the man of iron, who rendered us,
even against our will, what -we are tn-day.
After the pernicious influence of Austria in
Germany had been broken, Bismarck created
new elements of our culture: he developed
faculties and capacities .in us that thin
far had been lvinc fallow, and of the
existence of which we hardly were ourselves
aware. Our military power of defence had
for a long time been our weak point. It had
been only a princely toy, and had had at
least so in the small States hardly any
higher value than the soldiers in boxes we
present to our little boys as Christmas gifts.
We believed that a thinker and dreamer was
a bad soldier. The man of iron appealed to
our patriotism, to our personal courage, to
our conviction of and faith ia a good cause,
and to the superiority of bodily strength,
combined with superior intellect, which is a
peculiarity of the Germanic race. Then,
finally, we discovered that we were not only
the greatest thinkers, bat also the best soldiers
of the globe, whose bravery is not based on
vain ambition, like that of the Romanic race,
but on moral goodness. The worth of our
peculiar nature has been elevated in our eyes
a hundred fold since we know that we are
able not only to create, but also to defend it
with arms in hand. In the history of the
world no nation is mentioned, which with a
similar rapidity so fully developed its
atrenffth. The course is now open before us
Few days have sufneed to lift us from the
depth of national misery to the highest bight,
where nothing is left to hinder us from shap
ing our public aftsirs according to our na
tional endowment. Our succes is great, in
vindable! Our victories, however, admon
ish to earnestness and humility. To main
tain moderation, williout exaggeration, in
fortune, is the adornment of an educated man
as well as an educated nation."
Chicago, Sept. 13. The census returns
from forty-eight counties in this State, all
from the Southern Districts, show an aggre
gate population of 963,135, against 655,479
in I860, an increase of 47 per cent. North-
era districts of the State will show a much
larger jatio of increase.
Leavenworth, to TV
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rn lan iMah ajnj Wha
Usrw lVSNsffMB MAI JafPsPW BH
MEWS IT TELEtl.PI
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X. TUIEBS ABJUTES tS LOKDON.
M.Thicrs is herein communication with
the foreign offices.
the probable coxpitioks or mace.
The Tinte says: "M. Thiers came to
England pursuant to information reaching
the Provisional government, and is, doubt
less, authorized to express the views of that
government touching peace. We hope those
views may be accepted as a basis of negotia
tion. The conditions will probably em
brace the dismantling of Metz and Strasburg
on their occupation for three years by Ger
mans. If the terms arc at all reasonable,
England will back them."
the keutbals have abandoned avl
uorE OF suspending hostilities.'
London, Sept. The iW, speaking
semi-omcially, says: "The neutrals have
abandoned all hope of suspending hostilities.
Bancroft is making no effort toward media
London, Sept. 13. Count Berstaff, a
Pruiwiaa Ambassador, who has been in con
ference with Earl Granville at Warner Cas
tle since Saturday last, returned to London
this afternoon. Earl Grandville learning
of the arrival at London of Thiers, also
came into the city to-day, and is in consulta
tion with him at the French Embassy.
NOTIFIED OF THE EFFORTS OF PEACE.
It is noticed that only the American
Government has been notified of the efforts
of peace on the part of Great Britain
THE PEACE JtEOOTIATIONS.
New York, Sept. 11 A Paris special
last night savs that prospects of peace arc
more favorable. Austria and Russia have
consented to negotiate with Germany and
have begun by insisting on an armistice.
r.nvovs oi jtussia anu .usina are auuiorucu
in the name of all the neutral power", to
protest against any dismemberment of France,
and if their intervention secures a suspension
of hostilities, an attempt will be at once
made to adjust terms of peace. Bismarck
and Von Bcust are actively negotiating, but
Bismarck insists, as preliminary to all ar
rangements, that three Prussian army corps
shall be encamped within twenty miles of
Paris, as a satisfaction to the public opinion
of (Jermany. There is great indignation in
Paris at Earl Granville's refusal to aid in the
peace negotiations. His course is said lo be
inspired by the Queen, who approves King
William's recognition of Napoleon as Em
peror, and makes a Republic impossible. ' '
A London special says: It is stated here
for a certainly that
NAPOLEON WILL CEDE TO PRUSSIA
enough French territory to indemnify them
for the expenses of the war, and .that Napo
leon has stated to Bismarck that, had he not
declared war as he did, the Republican mob
at IVris would liave hung him. The same
correspondent states that the Parisians will
not resist the Prussians, but will make the
best terms possible.
London, Sept. 13. The Trtegraiyh's Paris
correspondent says that an American recog
nition is really but little valued here, and
is regarded more as the good will of a power
without material weight in the war.
WILL REMAIN IN PARIS.
Tours, Sept. 13 Arrangements making
hereto receive the diplomatic body have been
discontinued, as the Minister of Foreign Af
fairs has decided to remain in Paris. Rep
resentatives of foreign governments also
stay sonic days longer.
here are much impressed in favor of the
American government and anxiously await
lhc arrival of Washbume that they may
testify their gratitude for his prompt recogni
tion of the IteiHiblic.
AN IMPOSING DEMONSTRATION
was made in Marseilles, yestenlay, in honor
of Ihe United States. Twenty thousand neo
le asnenihlcd in Iron of tlie American Con
solatc, ami the authorities presented an ad
dress to Milton M. Price, Consul of the
United States. Speeches were made, bands
played the national airs of America and
France, and an immense crowd cheered with
great enthusiasm the Consul and govern
ment of the United States.
LATEST IIEPOKTSFROM LONDON.
IiNPON, Scjit. 13 Communication lw
tnecn Hni-MN and Paris is still maintained
rin! Ponai and Giiiervain. The chance of
a siuxTssful defence of Paris is thought to
The fudcpai'lmt Rrhjr says: "The policy
of the American Government occasions no
surprise, considering the chwc intimacy of
Minister Kincroft and Count Bismarck. It
is denied, however, at Berlin that Bancroft
lias made any representation in favor of me
diation." The American Con-ul at Havre has been
saluted by a succession of enthusiastic demonstration-.
Very great excitement still prevails at
Paris and other Continental capitals, regard
ing American mediation.
THE AMERICAN MINISTER CHEERED.
Parl, Sept. V2 Washburn, to-day, while
on his way to the Central Telegraph office to
send a disateh, was recognized inside the
building by a crowd, cliecrs rose, and the
crowd increased, and the Minister received a
mosc enthusiastic ovation, and was much
This evening the employees of tlie tele
graph connany and many others, assembled
in front of the American Legation and made
another demonstration in honor of the gov
ernment of the United States and its reprc-
seiitativs. Iji Truntt says, wime inc Acpuu
Iic is everywhere welcomed the delay in the
meeting of the Constituent Assembly causes
THE ENGLISH DEMONSTATION8 IN FAVOR OF
A FRENCH REPUBLIC.
London, Sept. 11 The London journals
ofto-morrow will surely belie the really
formidable popular demonstations which
took place here to-day in favor of the French
Republic, and against monarchyafiomeand
abroad. These demonstrations were two in
number, one in Hyde Park and one in St.
James Hall. At the meeting in the open
air in Hyde Park, Professor Becsly made a
sjicech vigorously denouncing the imbcility
of the British Government, and charging it
on the Oueen bv name, that she was encour
aging the taking of Paris, for the purpose of
destroying the new-oorn itepnouc. nue
tlie freeman of America recosniaed and ap
plauded, said Pmfessor Beesly, the aristoc
racy of England support a Queen who deserts
her tost in aiding to stifle and suppress. The
name of the Queen was received with a tem
pest of hisses; when these subsided a voice in
the crowd called .out, mree groans loruie
Pnnce of Wales. The response was univer
sal and passionate.
The aspect at the time was greatly appall
ing. In the meeting at St. James Hall,
which was crowded by persons of better
class than the gatbenng at Hyde Park,
strong reasons were offered for denouncing
the inconsistency of the Prussian advances
on Paris, with the proclamation of the
Crown Prince, in August, that Prussia made
war, not upon the French people, but upon
the Emperor Napoleon. Protcssor Beeslcy
spoke, saying that England desired no dis
memberment of France- that if the English
were honest, they would say plainly to the
King of Prussia, that the English govern
ment is hostile both openly and secretly, to
France, not because it loves Germany, but
hates Republicanism and fears it To up
hold the present course of Prussia is to up
hold despotism in Germany as well as in
France. The government of England has
not nownised a republic in France, but the
day was at hand when the French Republic
would be called to recognize a repuDuc in
England. The feeling in Uus aty against
the covernment and the roval family is cx-
tremelv bitter, and not only among avowedly
lJeniocratic classes, oui inrougnom me
ranks of society. The impressions made by
the Times and other papers of some standing,
that the foreign policy of tbe government
has been directed by the personal prejudices
of the Queen, and that the interests of her
family has produced a most dangerous and
DISAPPEARANCE OF THE SHIP "CAPTACr."
London, Sept. 11. Admiral Milne makes
the following report of the circumstances
nitpsiilimy the disappearance of the iron-clad
Captain: " I was on board the Captain on
tbe morning of the 6th. Everything was in
the morning ot tne eta. .bverruung was u
order, and the sailinr trial began ia the after
fcarrietLthe royals. At 4 o'clock in the after
noon -iWe brecM! ' freshened, the Captain
teaking front; eleven, to thirteen knots. It
Was observed (hat the sea washed over her
lee deck, her gunwhale. sonic times being
level with the water. I left the Captain at
l:30p.m.',"when Uie was twenty miles off
Finisternv Evolution wa resumed and con
tinued ftum S. to 10 p. m. -The ships being
at theirdesignatedjNjsition.a westward course
was taken. "Al-ll' p.'ni. the wind freshened,
the barometer felland a gale sprang up, and
ur saila wcrfe reefed. Tlie Captain was close
astern of the flag-shift steaming along steadi
ly, ami gaining on the United States. I
noticed at :S0 p. m. thaf she was six points
a mill nr nranr, neaiing over tvrj hiui.ii.
Her light, a few; minutes later, was, still visi
ble, after which a thick rnin shut her out.
At dawn two ships of the fleet were to lie
seen hut the Captain was missing. The
squadron scattered to search for her, when
framsenU of tbe wreck were found, but no
survivers.could Ik discovered. Eighteen of
the crew of lhc Captain have reached Cajie
Cenebesiiis. They report that another boat
full of people'was nisct, and all on huml
London, Sept. 13. The Prussiru Gov
ernment has thanked Washbume for extend
ing assistance to the Prussians in France.
( .Munich,. Sept. 13. Pn&sia has formally
notified Bavaria oilier intention to annex to
Germany a portion of France a a military
WHAT BISMARCK SVYS AND WHAT HE
I New York, Sept. 13 The Tribmuis cor
respondent in Berlin, on the '.Hh, says: Bis
marck has said he will have such a tremend
ous force in France as must cnish resistance,
and especially prevent everywhere the or
ganization of new forces. lut for the na
tional clamor for Alsace or Lorraiuc, it is
certain Bismarck would lie content with Metz
and Straburg being held as neutral fortresses.
Jt is rejKJrted that lazauie, not only re
fused capitulation when informed that the
Euipcrerand McMahon's army were prison
ers,' and' when, the Emperor advised the sur
render ot Aietz, mil neciaroi, in a lowering
passion, die. would not resiicct Najioleon's
wishes, and would shoot any. French officer
It Is believed here that 1'nissi.i and Aus
tria, have rejected all overtures and will not
stir for the Republic of France.
The Journal tic Si. J'tknbaro, tsemi oiu-
cial) tells the. French, wibslantioJly, that
they had belter yield Alsace and so much of
lorrainc as t icrmany needs, inc recogni
tion of the French lfiepriMic hyAmerica was
to he1 eijiected,1 but!he "'Berlin foreign office
thinks the extreme warmth of the American
declaration implies a jurtial withdrawal of
sympathy, for Fnisdj, following so clot-caf-
tcr Secretary r isn s reinsai lo pnnesi against
the expnlsion of Germans from France.
THE MARCH ON ROME.
Florence, Sept. 13. Gen. Cardona, in
command of the Italian troops on the l'.ipal
frontier, has issued a proclamation to the
Romans, in which he assure them that he
does not bring war to them, lint peace and
order, leaving to the administration full free
dom of action. The indceiidciice of the
Holy See will not lie violated. The King's
troops, in their march to Rome, nut every
where with an enthusiastic welcome. The
garri"Min of Monlifraconc withdrew before
their advance without re-i-Mmv.
AN UNIVEUsU. ITALIAN REPUBLIC.
RoMK, Sept. 13 Immense poftirs h.ic
been pl.ieanfed on the dead walls of thi
city, pniclaiining a universal Italian RepiuV
lic. The document is signed by the Kcpuli-
lican Revolutionary Committee.
THE SITUATION AT ROME,
Florence. Sent. 13. The Poiie is under
stood to lie preparing a protect again-t the
entry of Italian tno into the l'.il terri
tory", but will not resist the occiiiKition. It
is believed the (onernmoit will seiure to
him the Lcoiitine ou.irter of Rome, and pro
vide for a civi lit,Jiicuding the College of
Canlinnls. thi Sunday, Gcncnil BeTio, with
.1 streng 'force, encamptsl at Montfiasome,
nine miles from ViterUi garrison, retiring to
REVOLUTIONA RV Pitt n'LMn i" .
New York, Sept. 13. A Tribune corres
pondent at Florence, Sept. 7, say: 'The
treoi are violently excited, and the impo
tent Cabinet is reconsidering its resolution,
but the people arc Imit on going to IComc,
with or without the Government. Palermo,
the nioc-t revolutionary of Italian tilics, wa.
illtiininatcd last night on a f.iNc reort that
troow were crowing the frontier. Piazza de
San Martino will l s.nt .is envoy to the
Pojie. All Italy in the iiimuliim; is arming.
All lirt-el.iss troop havu hetli called out;
the second class is lo follow. Thirty-thousand
men will join their standards on the
iOth. Four regiments of grenadiers i.w-ed
through this morning to tlie frontier."
f;K.si:i:i. sickles wnted.
Maprip. Scut. 13. Gen. Shkle-s the
American Minister, for some weeks st, has
been nMi-iluig and occasionally visiting the
Capital. List wtxk an armed nrly stopjutl
the rcsuLir ditto-nee eoiehand demanded
Mr. Sickle, by mine, hut fortunately he was
not there. The Government now supplieil
him with a guard for these incessant jour
neys. SYMPATHY WITH FRANCE.
Maprip, Sept. 1U Demonstrations of
svniiathy"with thc Fremh Republic continues
ill the Northern Provinces Rcpublican-Jiitl"'
city have signed an address; demanding a
convocation of the Cortes.
Paris, Sept, 13. Portugal has recognized
VII IX A.
PREPARING I OK WAR FURTHER OUTRAI.r.-.
London, Sept. 13. A desutch from
through Prussia says: The Chinee are pre
paring for war. Further outrages have lcn
committed on missionaries.
THE WAR INJURIOUS TO THE SILK TRADE.
San Francisco. Sept. 12 Yokohama,
August Intelligence of the Euroan war
is detrimental to business in the silk market.
TERRIBLE lIOILEIl EXPLOSION.
The steamer Ynddo exploded her Imilers
at Yoddo on the 1st of August, killing IU;v.
Edward Corncs, Rev. Dr. Comes, Mary
Comes and Mary Cicely. A numlier of
Chinese and many others were wounded.
The coroner's vcnlict was gross carelessness
of the engineer.
The steamer Hiago al-o exploded her
boiler at Oaka. Four JapancM: were killed
and ten or fifteen wounded.
WesMsell PklllllM Aceepla III Maml
austlaa. Boston, Sept. 12. Wendell Phillijw ac
cepts the Labor Reform nomination for Gov
ernor, in the following letter:
" I have no wish to be Governor of Mas
sachusetts; and, flattering as is this confi
dence, and thoroughly as I dislike to have
mv name drawn into ltrty politio, for 1
belong to no political party I can st noth
ing in your platform from which I dissent,
and the struggle which underlies your move
ment has my fullest and heartiest sympathy.
Capital and'labor are partner", and not ene
mies. They stand face to face. In onler to
firing about" a fair division of the common
profit, I am convinced that hitherto legisla
tion has leaned most unfairly to the side of
capita). Hereafter wc should be impartial.
The laws should be, as far as they can, so
made as to give the masses lei-ure, and more
complete education and a greater share of the
profits. It is a shame to our Christianity
and our civilization, for our social system to
provide, and expect one man at 70 vears of
age should be lord of many thousands of dol
lars, while hundreds of other men who have
made as food use of talens and opportunities,
lean on charity for their daily bread. Of
mnnte here must be irresularitics, but the
best minds and hearts of'thc land give them
selves to the work of changing this gross in
justice of thes appalling irregularities. I feel
sure that the readiest way to turn pub
lic thought and effort into this channel,
is for workingmen to organize a political
party. No social ouestion evergcts fearlessly
treated here till we make politics turn on it.
The real American college is the lallot lx,
Lnd on questions like the a jiolitical party
is the surest and readiest, if not the only
wav, to stir discussion and secure improve
ment. If my name will strengthen your
niirnnmi vrm xn welcome to it. Allow
me to add that working for a large vote, if
we fail to get it we should not be discouraged
K a. null one. Last year's experience
shows your strength, and the anti-slavery
movement how quietly a correct pnnciple
wins the assent of honest men. Work for it.
Yours truly, Wendeu, Phillips.
REPORTED SURRENDER OF METZ.
I New York, Sept, 13 Reports of the sur-,
tender of Metz are announced as having been
received in London.
London, SepU.13 5 o'clock p. m. It is
nuuorcd ia the "streets that Metz surren
dered unconditionally, while no official de
spatches at hand have brought news that i
credited at the Prussian Embassy.
concerning the :sunaKDsut or thiv
' FRENCH ARMY.
London, Sept. 13 Bismarck's official re
port to King William, .dated, JJauchcry 2d
inst., recites at length the interview held
with the French Emperor; at Sedan, which
Listed for an hour.. Napoleon sought better
Conditions in the matter of the capitulation
than had been offered at. first by the Ger
mans. On this, which wasa military point,
Bismarck refused to hold a 'discussion, bnt
announced to tbe Emperor that he was quite
willing and ready to discuss questions look
ing to peace. The Emperor replied that as
he was a prisoner, that was impossible
but referred the Count to the actual govern
ment at Paris. Bismarck said the situation
at Paris offered no entering point fort such
overtures. The Emperor then proposed that
the French army be allowed to pass the Bel
gian frontier, ami there surrender their
amis. This was also refused. The Emperor
.stated further,, that he deplored the horrors
of war , lnit lhat he had yielded wholly to
public opinion in declaring war. Bismarck
accomiianicil the Emperor to Bcllevue,
where Gen. Wiaipfen was at that time ne
gotiating with KingWilliani, relative to a
capitulation. The Emveror was not allow
ed to sec the King nntilnegotiations for the
surrender were concluded, and, when they
were finally announced, they destroyed the
Emperor's hopes for better terms. The
French officers were the n dismissed on pa
role. THE rRlKIAN3 WITHIN TWENTY-EH1HT
MILKH OF PARIS.
Pakls, Sopt. 13 Said the main body of
Pnis.-i.ins arrived at Point Wethem, twenty;
eight miles of Paris yestenlay.
"up in a iialloon."
Paris-, Sept. 13 Wilfred de Touville,
author of several treaties on aerial naviga
tion is constantly on the watch for the ap
proaching Pnissiaus from a balloon, lie has
also preiKired other Iwlloons which will he
pmbably anchored to serve as outlooks from
diticrcnt oints iu the city.
REFUSED TO SURRENDER.
London, Sept. 13 The city of Soi-'oiw
has refused to surrender in resionc toa sum
mons of the Pmssian Commander.
Paris, Sept. 13 The UhkuHcut the mil
way and destroyed the telegraph line, near
Noisy Ic Sec, eight miles from P-iris.
Two Prussian corps numbering S0,tMM
men, last night, occiipi cd a position on the
Strasburg highway, b etwecii Colomiers and
MARTIAL LAW ENFORCED.
Paris, Sept. 13. The Ministry has L
med an onler that no one shall leave Paris
after 6 a. iu. of the 13th, without a special
Martial law is practically enforced. For
eign Amliassadors have sent away their mar
ried Secretaries, and will remain themselves
until the Puussians open lire, anticipating
no dilliuilty in securing a safe conduit
through the" livsieging lines.
ITEMS OF NEW.
Pakw, Sept. 13. Tlie staff of the Minis
try of the Interior has reached Tours.
"A inxilioii, just discovered at Seurs, com
manding the Seine and a portion of Paris, u
now heiiu: rapidly fortified.
Count dc Chamhord Elharts, ami his ad
herents, will resist invasion as a duty of all.
The French Americans, residing in the
sulnirl of Paris, are advised to remain in
their houses, and raise the National Hag for
Nrw York, Sept. 12. The Tibvnt
rorresiondcnt writing from Carlsruheon the
.Slh, si.vs: "The Strasburg liesieuing army
is lieing constantly reinforecd. Their num
Iik are nearly 70.000. The sorties by the
defenders are desperate but lutile. liatttr
itsj are lieing rapidly completed, and the
heaviest guns placed on the nearest iarallcl.
THE FRENCH SHARPSHOOTERS
are doing much mischief on the Upr
Rhine. The railway between Basle and
Freiburg has been repeatedly oil. At Sa
hlingen, pasi-enger trains are fired upon and
HERMAN'S EXPELLED FROM FRNCE.
Eight hundred Germans who hail been
e.tellel fnun France reached CarNriihe on
the tltli. They are workingmen and were
o)incI!ed to leave all their proiierty behind.
They were disgracefully treated while ias
ing" through France. Men, women and
children were deprived of food ami sleep,
tran-orled in open cattle cars drenched
and in-ultcd, and arricd here half dead.
New York September 13. Aspcciilto
the Tiibunc dated Paris, September 12, 10 :i.
in., savs; At 1 :30 o'clock this morning, a
heavy" skirmish took place between lhc
eighth Spiadron of the French dragoons,
which garrisoned Chateau Theiray and the
Prussian advance guard, which was re
pulsed. IN THE EMPEROR'S DESK.
The Pnissians found in tlic Enicnir,
dek a detailed statement of the Prussian
fonts numbering 1,000,000 of men; !,0
cannon, and 160,000 hor-ex.
The Citulnis riorts that England, in the
name of the neutral powers, asked the King
of Prussia for fifteen days armistice. N
reply has lieen received, but there arc fair
pnqects of assent.
THE KINO'S HEADQUARTERS AT HHEIMS.
A siiccial correspondent of the Tribunr, at
Rheims n the Gth, says: The King's head
quarter! were established here, ycstenl.iv.
and are to remain till Wie Otb, to give all the
trootistimc to concentrate, including what
can be siared from Metz. Seven North Ger
man corps besides two Bavarian and Wur
temburg corps, are on the road, unhindered.
Acconlmg to othcial reports, six lull cavairy
divisions, and also the main force, arecx
pcctcd"to reach Paris on the 11th and 15th.
When the regiments which are coming
forward arrive, and the reserves also join
their regiments the German army will cer
tainly reach, and probably exceed, 400,000.
The inliabilants everywhere reproach the
Emperor, lut do not favor the Republic
They arc all anxious for office and are mo-t
in favor of the Campes de Pari".
THE BALTIC BLOCKADE
t ineffective. Vessels enter and lea vc I!a n
seigand Koenigsburg freely. The trench
fleet lias great difficulty in getting coal. The
blockade prolnhly will soon be abandoned.
Portland, Sept. 12. Lewiston give.
Roberts, (Democrat,) for Governor, seventy
six majoritv, and elects two Democratic lie
presentatives. Aburn gives Perham (Re
publican) 102 majoritv, and elects Represcn
tives. Portland gives Perham 2,135, Roberts
1 721; against last year, Chamberlain (Re
publian) 1,814, Smith (Democrat) 843, and
Ilickborn (Temperance) 139. Wcstbrook
gives Perham 267, Roberts 540; against la-t
vear, Chamberlain 370, Smith 338, ilickborn
15. Bethel gives Perham 221, Roberts 223.
Gorham gies Perham 35t, -Roberts 210.
Six towns sum up, Perham 4,069, Boberts
3,297; against last year, Chamberlain 3,363,
Smith 2,188, Ilickborn 236. Rockland
gives Perham 630, Roberts 390 gain of 162
over the Republican majority.
Cincinnati, Sept. 12 By the accidental
explosion of three kegs of powder, on Fn
dav, the storehouse of Lewis McDonald, at
Sulphur Spring, Perry County, Ohio, was
completely destroyed, and Mr. McDonald,
Geo. Glover, a voung man named Pret and
the son of McDonald, four years oin, were
killed. Geo. A. Gonlon was alo danger
ously hurt. The lo in proirty is $6,000.
Terrlhle Kallrwaa Aecltleal.
Allentown, Pa., Sept. 12. An acrid, nt
occurred to the train due here on the I.higJi
& Susquehanna Railroad at 2:15. It had
left Cattasanuin bin a few minutes when it
ran over a cow. The rear car was thrown
over an embankment, ami a number of ias
sengers mostly of Philadelphia, were seri
ously injured. One lady had her whole
upper lip cut off, and another had her head
ExewnUaa the Paeisle Cst.
Omaha, Sept. 13 An excursion train of
general freight and passenger agents and their
ladies, from all parts of the country, .eft
here at 12:30, to-day, for the Pacific ccast
The jiarty numbered about 500.