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THE LEAVENWaiSES WEEKLY TIMES
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LEAVENWORTH, KAKJSAS, THURSDAY HQBNIXG, OCTOBER 27, 1870.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1870.
An editorial in the Lawrence Standard of
the 20th, under the head of "BepaUicui
Proscription," is, in its thought, and feeling
or sentiment, a fair expression of the thought
and sentiment of the better minds of the old
democratic parly. They are Bourbons all.
When they art down to reason about aay
lire question, they recur al once to their
old time convictions, to their old time argu
ment and to their old time feelings. To get
a good standing place let ib state, that they
were democrats at the commencement of the
war, and their sympathies were naturally,
altogether, wila the rebek. Hen's real feel
ing, or sentiments, nerer change, except
where there is a revolution in the method of
thinking, which leads to conviction, such as
establishes the ground work of a new love.
This writer is entirely governed by his feel
ings, hix prejudice in his making
hi admirable argument, not in
lichalf of free government and pro
gress, but in behalf of persons who have
liecn actively engaged in overthrowing such
a system of government The test oath en
forced in Missouri is the text of this paper.
The spirit of the article can be gathered by
attentively reading the following excerpt:
"A more tyrannical and narrow government
than that which, since the year 1863, has
trampled upon the rights and interest'! of the
lopIc of Missouri, has not been witnessed
anywhere in the world since the Dark Ages."
Sow, not expecting, in the brief time and
space we are accorded for making an argu
ment in a daily ncwsi.-qicr, to be able to pre
sent our views about this horrible tyranny
practiced by our Government over the rebels
of the revolting States since their subjuga
tion, that shall meet every point raised,
wc shall content ourself with just showing
up the weakness, as well as wickedness,
of the advocacy of such journalists
as this one who teaches, through the
agency of the Standard. "Who arc the people
he talks about as being the subjects of this
terrible tyranny? Certainly the loyal part of
the inhabitants of Missouri are not oppressed
by any of these rigid, tyrannical test oaths.
All that part of the population of Missouri,
and of the other States that attempted to sep
arate themselves from the Government, now
tyrannized over by the "Horse Jockey,
Grant," are those men and women who
committed the great, terrible and almost un
pardonable crime of treason.
They arc guilty of complicity in a conspi
racy, and a bloody and fearful attempt to
overthrow this Government of Freedom
The prnalty for participation in such crime
in all cast s, lry the most advanced peoples,or
Govern menu, his been death and expatria
tion. These Democratic writers must remember
that time enough has not yet cki'iscd for the
encouragement of a sentiment of sympathy in
the behalf of, even women of the South, who
still refuse to swear allegiance to the Gov
ernment, which they, as potently as the
men, helped overthrow and crush out, and
(failing to accomplish such purposes), now
protect them in the equal enjoyment of every
privilege vouchsafed to their loyal sisters, if
they bind themselves by the same solemn
obligation to stand by that Government
You can find no woman in Missouri, or any
rf the other Southern States, who was loyal
during the war "that i.t opprcjtcd by the safety
laws enacted by Congress and the States.
The women who Miner under these horrible
egulations are those who would to-day rpit
in the face rf a Yankee, or what is the same
thing in their estimation, a resident in a loy
al State, who stood by the Government dur
ing the war. There is a remarkable degree
of simplicity, nearly allied with shrewd pur
pose in the quotation of Glover's letter, shown
by this editor of the Standird.
The letter is a pretty electioneering
story the device of some cunning "tump-
speaker. Everybody ought to know that
if the iers9cuted MLss Highland had not
liecn one of those violent, turbulent, irra
tional rcliel gals, that she could have placed
herself into pleasant relations with this Gov
ernment, and saved Mr. Glover all his, no
doubt, disinterested legal endeavors, and all
his sweet interest in the gal or all his
trouble and time required to work it up.
Fudge! Wc have been South among these
eople. Wc know about their persecutions,
and we have no patience in listening to any
fair and sane man (or woman) going oflfinto
hysterics over their sufferings of a political
diameter. There is no persecution, no op
pression anywhere in this broad Union to
day, of persons who arc loyal in heart and
true in conduct toward this great, good and
growing Government of liberty.
and verdict of the Republican party, also Be-'
ledcd a State Central Committee. The men
composing this body were selected because
they'represented those sharply expressed sen
timents and purposes of the Convention.
This Committee were cliargcd with the re
sponsibility of conducting the pending polit
ical campaign. When they accepted the
office they accepted the trust carried with it
They have undertaken to do so, in obedience
to the terms of the pronounced will
of the party. What is the first and most
troublesome obstacle they encounter? It is
not the'opposing canvass of the Democratic
party, pure and simple! The Republican
State and Congressional nominees are sure
of a majority of 30,000. Then it is in the
nomination and election of the members of
the Legislature. It is desirable that good
men and Republicans should be elected to the
Legislature. This winter a United States
Senator is to be elected in the place of Mr.
Ross. Mr. Clarke, not mindful of the defi
nite decision of his case by the party at
Topeka, the 8th ult, pushes his claims for
that position. Such of the Federal office
holders as have received their appointment
through his agency, and who are not alto
gether clear about who will have to decide
the question of their continuance in office, are
compelled into active service for the ad
vancement of Mr. Clarke's ambitious aims.
Ills canvass for himself, we regret to say, is
not confincdjto such wholesom influences, as
he might without secial objection, continue
to use, even after passing under aa adverse
verdict of the party, but is conducted upon
the rule or ruin principle. Wherever it
would seem, to such a mind, that something
good to'himsclf or bad to his party might be
secured as a result, he does not fail to avail
himself of the circumstance. So we have this
unholy commerce with the Democracy all
over, and especially where the latter are in
formidable strength. To contend against
these agencies and to forfend the possible
serious results, the vigorous and prompt
action of the State Central Committee was
challenged. The canvass, simply for the
State ticket, is a nominal matter and only
entered into to keep the party well organ
ized. The struggle is one to prevent the
augmentation of the influence and power of
the Democratic iarty. That is the issue.
Mr. Clarke cannot aid in the election of a
Democrat to the Legislature without making
some bargain with the party that will
compromise his professed Republican doc
trines. The Democratic party are quite
sure to give no assistance to so important a
candidate as that for the United States Sen
ate without receiving therefor a full conside
ration in such agreements with the person as
will endanger the higher and larger interests
of the Republican iarty if success follow
such endeavors. Here we plant ourself,
that we may the more surely and successfully
contend for the great -tolitical principles,
and tmtlis, the advancement of which have
engaged our best efforts since we have had a
wonl to utter to the public car.
eief-he can: Sack men, of coarse, can
have no claim to the wider atioa of their
political friends. We trast that all chance of
difference that may result in inharmonious
action will be disposed of by clever and dis
pawioaate discussion, before the trial hour
comes. ! '
How. Jacob Siotler has been nominated
for the Senate by the Republicans is the
Nineteenth Senatorial District It is pleas
ant to record sock selection by the represen
tatives or tne party. Mr. blotter u a com
plete success as a newspaper conductor, and
that mention of itself is a sufficient guana-
tee of his pre-eminent fitness for the place
his fellow dtisem have selected him for.
Then he, has been, tried in the field he is now
in or will be in, after election aad his
popularity among his own people, indicated
by the vote in Convention which he received
the first ballot 26 out of 32 is an emphatic
attest of his his qualifications. Jacob, we
delight in seeing such as you go npward.
to be in all, I trust and believe. Mote ai-wo, as a higher distinction, were 'bunco'
ention is given to 'science an1 'paII6aoihrJlln they felt Their valor' had saved
. v.. i' jl? t ,r -
than ever before. The range of elective st-
The action of the New York Conference
of Unitarian churches, in adopting a creed,
is not likely to be well received in the West
Rev. Mr. Shannon, of Lawrence, on Sunday
morning denounced the conduct of the Con
ference. . He said: "I object to creeds from
principle; not merely because of what they
contain. I, therefore, announce before hand
my rejection of the propw- creed. It will
probably contain no word .hat I do not hold
as my private opinion; yet not the less shall
I tear it across and throw it away." Mr.
Sharman, we lean, will lecture in our city
before the close of the year.
One of the most ably edited, artistically
"made op," and best printed papers we re
ceive, is the Democratic Standard, of Law
rence. We have no occasion to regret this,
or to withhold our frank admission of the
fact The articles are exhaustive, well writ
ten, and perfectly comiosed, but they are
not founded upon the rock. The firm basis
is wanting. It fa an easy Butter to construct
an argument after the premises are stated,
and it is understood, or taken for granted
that they are sound. We shall have occasion
to look after the dusty and amaent out-giving
of that paper immediately.
Contests or the Atlantic Monthly
tor November. Footpaths, Thomas Went
worth Higginson; The Return; Oldtown
Fireside Stories, Mrs. H. B. Stowe; Highly
explosive, Jane G. Austin; Experiments, C.
A. II.; Fechter as Hamlet Kate Field;
Joseph and his Friend, XL Bayard Taylor;
tour Months with Charles Dickens, II.;
Murillo's "Immaculate Conception," David
Gray; Travelling Companions, L H. James
Jr.; The Intellectual Influence of Music,
John S. Dwight; A November Pastoral,
Bayard Taylor; Mr. Burlingame rs an Ora
tor; Reviews and Literary Notices.
Gloria in exetUis! Web has come again.
Wc are especially glad to see him, to be in
his actual presence, and know that the savage
More Students. Still they come the and barbarous .Alumni of old Harvard did
vonnc men and women from different narts n daimlitor n.l & L;m on.... l- i-o
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oi me oiaie aim country 10 aiieiru ine um- - !.- : ....a.
.. -v . i iri iv. . j t us nere in such a
vcrsm . loieniiiv. nuiMji Viiy nem a ueie-
gntion, and the prospects are good for an in
crease in the attendance during the whole of
the present year. Idnrrenee Journal.
That is a very happy thought on the part
of the parents of the youths of Kansas City.
They will not only secure for their children
educational advantages of the highest order,
but their moral training will be looked after.
There are no better people, there Is no city
with a finer or more healthy atmosphere, than
those who dwell in, and which circulates
through, the educational, railroad, race-
THE 1M(JE-AXT11EM WH.
Wc arc sorry Col Vaughn, is not the edi
tor of the Call. Col. Geo. II. Hoyt, editor
of the Sid. Clarke organ in Lawrence, recog
nized an article in that paper written, or
more accurately, published, as an editorial,
as Col. Vaughn's. Wc supposed he, (our
friend Hoyt,) spoke by the book in such mat
ters. Of course we ""accept the Colonels ex
planation of the actual relations he bears to
that paper. But how should Col. Hoyt,
know so accurately who was die author of the
editorial? He is thirty-five miles away, and
still he, the editor of Mr. Clarke's home or
gan, seemed to know instinctively about who
was the writer of the article which appeared
in the CalL
But to tlte points made by Col. Vaughn in
his reply to our article. No man better
knows than tlie Col. that the Ei cathedra de
nial of the statement of an issue by an op
ponent in a controversy, amounts to nothing.
It is nj argument Wc submit that, that is
all Judge Vaughn, does. He has not dis
turbed a single fact we stated, nor in the
slightest degree affected the perfect ncss and
justness of our conclusions. We might re
publish the argument of our article to which
he replies, and it would be a complete an
swer to his well phrased stump speech.
We are not discussing Mr. Anthony's
character, as a man, in this controversy, ne
seems to be able to hold his own among his
neighbors, so far as the maintenance of a
business and social character fa concerned,
certainly our old friend is the last man who
should go to flinging such missiles, giving
them the gravity of argument He must
have heard of the Boomerang. It strikes us
these things he fa handling are something of
that nature. The less of them flung into the
air the better for the parties whoflimg them,
and the better for the good morals of the
What we did say, however, wc wish to put
into closer shape, after first stating that wc
never mentioned Col. Anthony's name in the
whole course of our article.
The recent Republican State Convention
repudiated Mr. Sidney Clarke as a prominent
actor in it Tbe"party representedtbere put
the seal of disapprobation upon his official
conduct and record, and said to him in lan
guage which Col. Vaughan will not misin
terpret; aad will not fail.-ito heed when his
own people speak to him in similar terms.
That Convention which so uttered the voice
horse, head centre of the Stat; Lawrence.
Let Kansas City send her youth there for
intellectual cultivation and growth, and for
training in a knowledge and appreciation of
the moral virtues, and the next Decade will
witness another order of things prevailing
in the mound, or underground city. Census
takers will not sec double. The prevailing
sentiment will lie opposed to the indulgence
of any such optical delusion.
But, joking aside. We are greatly grati
fied to know that this central State education
al institution is being appreciated. We wish
we knew what words we could utter that
would make the whole people of the State
understand how much they arc all interested
in building up their University. It has
already among the Faculty some of the most
distinguished scientific gentlemen in the
country, and some of the best teachers.
President Frazcr, at the head of the
University, is not only an accomplished
scholar, but he lias great business tact and
energy. No better selection could possibly
have been made to fill that responsible post
Wc trust there will be a general consent on
the part of the people of the State that the
State University shall receive the special aid
and watchful care of the Government Let
us see this small, mean, unworthy spirit of
local rivalry and hostility exorcised. The
University is a State institution. It belongs
to the people of the State. They must build it
up. Much about the character of the people
can be determined by the amount of encour
agement they extend to such educational in
stitutions as are under the direct guaidianship
of the State.
chafing and surprisingly
stout harness, that we would have been glad
to have seen him come back with some scars
upon him. It is a painful thing, therefore,
for us to record that he is as fresh as a sunflower.
From the weekly Sews (Emporia) we
learn that the daily is only "holding fire" for
the coming of the lightning. The proprie
tors arc wide-awake newspaper men, and
will give the citizens of Emporia and the
adjacent country a pajvr worthy of a prompt
and generous support.
dies has been greatly enlanjadi.o 3reek,
Latin aad mathematics, "' in -ary 'day,
one had to study in certain large' proportions
whether he would or no. Now, thestadea.
or his father, may select, to a very large ex-j
tent, what lute of study he will pursae aad
bend all his energy in that direction. If the
Greek root is his speciality, he can take his
pick and shovel and dig for it through the
whole under-gratnate course, varying his la
bors somewhat with other learning can con
tinue the search as a Resident Graduate, and,
if he shows himself to be deserving aad emi-1
nent as a Dig in that special direction, he
will not only be aided by lectures on his
theme and on Comparative Philology, but
money will be given to him to pay his board
while he worthily and successfully pursues
that special study. This is an illustration, but
not an exaggeration. Two handsome endow
ments one of many thousand dollars from a
person whose name is unknown have been
given to aid just such special students as the
one I have tried to describe. If a boy like
Agassis comes here, with fish for a lobby, lie
will be fed on fish till he becomes a fisher of
men. Then, perhaps, he will become one of
the faculty, and the university will receive
back with interest all the money she has ex
pended on herchild. He will not only give
instruction here, but all over the land, to
other institutions of learning, and to all the
people who desire to learn and to be taught
The above sketch will give you some no
tion of the present spirit and purpose of our
oldest university it is to pursue study for
its own sake, to follow Truth, and all truth;
wherever she leads, and to expose error, no
matter how consecrated by time, or how
hailed and welcomed as a new revelation.
The hope may never be realized, but it is
noble and ennobling.
Of one other of the increasing impulses
here I may speak of the financial generosity
of the sons of Harvard and the friends of
Harvard. It is popular here to cive money
to Harvard College. It used to be said that
no rich Boston man dared to die with
out remembering Harvard in his will. The
rule was so general, the generosity so univer
sal, that the millions thus poured out be
came the theme for jesting. Boston docs
give to her imperial Free Library, to her
other Libraries and galleries of art, to
schools, to churches, to other colleges than
this, reaching as far as Kansas, to music, to
science (sometimes including the donor's own
skeleton), to the wounded, the sick, the
prisoner and the criminal, and every month
or every year she organises a new charity
some subject for relief never before thought
of or organized. But with all of these new
Boston notions the last one of which seems
to he the Flower Mission the ladies of a
church sending flowers and fruits to every
sick room to which a rose will carry relief or
carnations tinge the HI lies of the cheek it is
never forgotten that there are poor students
struggling through the course at Cambridge,
and tliat they need help. On the catalogue
now I find seventy scholarships; seventy
students who arc aided or supported entirely
while pursuing their studies. The aid they
receive is quietly, decently, and secretly
given, and no person knows that they re
ceive such support unless the recipients
memaeives maae ine revelation. A bat w
what seems to be Christian; in the best
aaitnaia JUatnmle for national efcLrfi-nrp.
tae are sobs ofHarvard: who, in the war
wUch involved a similar issue have found
aajca graves. None have had more honora-
? MriaL 'Where should the soldier rest
taOhera. befell?' Itfa aot wkh funeral
afnaaonies, then, that we have any longer to
av The war, with its actors and its victims
" aaacriags aad terrible losses,' and its grand
m pnng raw History; mere is
hereto remind us of wounds and
of the frail and perishinc bod v.- Our
BMBorial is of the unconquerable, spirit; of
th' heroic character: of immortal deeds'
AiJ l r J.ji . -L- i- :
;MmZ """""ni K"""y accept ine opporr
twirjr that offers to fix the names and R)em
ry of our vounc heroes in the most effective
aaaaaer amouz the Derinanent influences of
Ike ideal which she would set before them
fa feand in that lofty sentiment of the-first
aaafeace of the "Assembly's. Catechism,"
faaaa' which a nobler statement of man's oW
aMaestiay was never penned "The chief
atatmanutoglonry God, and enjoy faun
forever. " And so the stately building which
we rafaeshall stand to attest for this' cnl Wn
the Idief that men were not placed on the
earn for their own pleasure, not merely to
bayaad sell and get gain, to live in fair
booses aad occupy high places, to be clothed
ia Birpleand fine linen and faresurapiuously
eveW aar. to be flattered and nam tiered and
servfd, not even to store their minds with
knaarkdge aad enrich them with the: treai
urea of letters and art: but to live brayelv
aad sprightly, walking in the ways of truth"
j ' '
Oar fallen brothers served in the troops of
lea owes; ana irom Uettvsbun; and An
tietaai toTort Hudson, and Pittsburg Land-j
ing, aad Lookout Mountain, and Fort Wag-1
ner,.taey fought and fell on all the bloodiest
fielda,. of the war. No memorial more truly
national and representative will probably be
created, as I think none lias been projected)
on a grander scale than that which we in-
aagajnte to-day. In any capacity where
tfaavaaBsa wmo - -- - ii- HH ..ai.aI a I. . .
vuvavt. nan iiuiiuhuiu ur UWTIUI, MIVy Wl
ready. to render it: for it was service and not
distinction to which they aspired. "Illinois'
is greatly in need of troops. Recruiting goes'
on slowly. I feel that the call which the
ltkVIV.n tma.ti. Inn wn.lr hhu . . " .J
uw..otv mm..v mot nnK nw ll nic, iniUKJ
itcnry rtare Jlall to Ins lather in the sum
mer of 1861; and in November following:
"I nerer thought of going otherwise than as
a private, until the position was offered me
- L T -.fa .-i it -..
iy wwing n.-- ne. ieu at ine
head ef an assaulting column, his body
pierced by eleven balls. "The country
needs men, not officers," said Ezra Martin
Tebhets, the accomplished engineer, one of
the first scholars of the class of 1859, when
he enlisted for the second time as a private
in the Fifth Iowa Cavelry in 1S64.
1. W. W.
KAHSAS EDITORS IN THE MOUNTAINS.
only had to pass to the rear of the car Elk
hora, where the younger members of tlie
party aad some unaccompanied by their la
dies, could afford a touch of the lively at al
most any time of the day or night To sum
up, while order and decorum were preserved,
a strict reran" for truth and veracity would
compel the observation that' there were more
of the accompaniments than I recollect ever
having noticed at an ordinary funeral pro
session , -
. SCENES ASD INCIDENTS ON THE TRIP OUT.
I do not purpose to give a minute descrip
tion of each scene and incident, or attempt to
"'""'" tu lanuiuarK on Hie trio out.
There are several of my ohl friends, the
prune dogs, that I will not name for various
reasons. AH prairie dogs arc alike, at least
all that I have ever seen, which exceeds in
numbers considerably the national debt coun
ted in thc.smallest fraction of a cent. Thcv
are a brown black, or a hlackl-h brown, as
one choscs to view these noble little soldier
sentinels of the prairie. To call them dogs
is a misnomer. Their bark as much resem
bles a Newfoundland as the crca kin? torn i.f
a corn stalk fiddle do the dulcet notes of the
ni.. 'Pa . . ...
!". -M.V jsii mangy curs in mis
connection would be a slander on the airs
or the. prairie docs. I hardly kno whiVli
They are about the size of a big squirrel, and
live in groups or villages of little mounds of
dirt thrown mi, and, with the buffalo, arc he
soie occupants oi tne unreclaimed plains.
Large herds of antelope were constantly in
sight of the excursionists during a large por
tion of the trip out and uion the return,
while those who had never seen buflalo be
fore had the pleasure of witne-uiW !
graceful gallop of these behemoths of the
plains, and could hear the sharp crack of
the rifle from the cars as it encouraged them
in their retreat My note-book shows the
following mathematical estimates:
.uunerr l.utlalu ktfkil br Kansas
sas City Journal rf Commerce; O. H. Gregg,
Lawrence Tribune; G. H. Prcscott, Leaven
worth Commercial; Col. John A. Martin,
Atchison Champion and Prcsn, and M. M.
Murdock, Osage Chronicle, who reported as
The Kansas Pacific Railway Company
having tendered to the editors of Kansas and
Kansas City. Mo., an invitation u, UU
Denver and tiie mountains; the party on
their return, having enjoyed the hospitali
ties of the Railway Company for over one
week, give expression of their acknowledge
ments as follows;
1 bat our thanks arc due to the officers of
HEWS If TELEGRAPH
FROM THE EAST.
The success of a party depends upon the
harmonious efforts and action of the active
minds in it Particularly is this so where
the opposing organization is formidable in
its numbers and discipline.
We republicans are not in a condition to
discount much in this county, to gratify the
spleen of some disappointed seeker for office.
It is a well settled principle with us to
measure the fitness of the leading spirits of a
party, for such positions as they may be am
bitious to be elevated to, by their readiness to
sacrifice the lesser and merely selfish interest
to the greater, which has to do with the suc
cess of the party and its principle. To em
phasize this statement, we will utter it as our
conviction that no man should be counte
nanced by his political friends, who would
do anythingto endanger the success of the par
ty he is attached to, upon the sole ground 6f
its objections to his candadicy for an office.
The old democratic party was held together
as with iron bands, for years of conflict
and brilliant victory in the political and
party history of the past Its leaders were
men wnoT.il ways were ready to bow to the
regularly expressed will of the party, and
who, aha, as a general thing, cherished for
each other a genuine feeling of regard, which
was not forgotten by the beaten, when the
fortunate man achieved hfa place. To be
sure, it is not always true that the rota of a
party should stand by the action of their
leaders, or their representative men. When
ever the voice of the people is suppressed ia
tlie conduct of representative bodies, through
he use of base and corrupt means, and ap
pliances, the persons engaged in such should
be rebuked by the people. We have in oar
midst, in our party, many aspirants for the
various offices. It is not on uncommon fact
that there are often tiro or vwie who want the
same place. One only can fill it Some
body must fail to reach the coveted goal. It
is not an uncommon result that the defeated
party flatters himself that he has been suffi
ciently abased by the party to turn his back
upon its candidates, and do'them all the aus-
Crrepiulencr of the Leavenworth Times.
Boston, Oct 8, 1870.
So many changes have been made at Har
vard College since I left its cherishing shelter
that it fa almost a new institution. The Ap-
pleton Chapel and Boylston Hall, then in
process of erection, are completed. Massa
chusetts Hall, about a century and a half old,
has been changed from a building for stu
dents' rooms to a lecture hall. Harvard
Hall has been enlarged. The College House,
then called by another name, has been ex
tended and reconstructed. Gray Hall and
Thayer Hall, both in the College yard, have
been built' They are very large brick build
ings, and are used, like Uallis, Stoughton
and Holworthy Halls, for study and sleeping
rooms for students, and, afco like those halls,
they are the benefactions of the men whose
names they bear.
A gymnasium has also been built and
given to the College by some wise-minded
roan, whose name I cannot recall. The Mu
seum of Natural History, which contains the
collections of Professor Agassiz, has received
an important addition. A hotel will soon
be completed, at the corner of Harvard and
Holyake streets, for the use of students, pro
fessors and visitors. Of Memorial Hall I shall
presently speak. Of the Law, Medical and
Divinity Schools, I have heard nothing new.
The Divinity School, as you know, has been
controlled by the Unitarians since that sect
had an existence in the country say seventy
years. It fa a part of the University, but
the College proper fa unsectarian. Students
attend the church desired by their parents,
the Faculty only seeing to it that they do
attend. Other denominations have contend
ed that the Unitarians have too large a con
trol at Cambridge. To this the College an
swers (and the College fa now controlled by
the State, and the graduates of the Univer
sity, but substantially by the Alumni):
"You may establish any theological semi
nary here that seems good to you, and you
shall have the same protection and care now
extended to the old establfahment" The
Episcopalians have acted upon this hint, and
have established a theological department of
their own, which flourishes finely. As Har
vard grows aad extends and endures (and its
growth can be compared only to that of the
National Union, which it antedates by more
than a century aad a half), it fa probable
that every sect which wants to extend its
influence and spread its doctrines will secure
a footing here, and see to it that its teachers,
ministers aad leaders receive the best educa
tion that an be obtained ia our country.
Harvard fa not sectarian or denominational
now, but it gives to its children a liberal
education, endeavoring to make the mind
broad, catholic, generous and open to all
truth, whether new or old. If she fails in
this, the remedy fa with the public.
Since Charles Eliot became President of
the College, it has become ia every respect a
modern institution. Young Eliot, full of
earnest enthusiasm, tempered by the best
culture of the time, having a mind broad
and comprehensive, aad with enough of the
seer to take in the spirit of the nineteenth
century, with a peep over into the twentieth
this youngest of the Presidents has recon
structed Harvard as the loyalists of the day
have reconsti acted the South.
There fa a new spirit here, a new life and
a new purpose. New courses of lecture
have been instituted on every lire subject,
aad the very best minds in the country have
been called upon to deliver the lecture. Col
ored men are admitted to every department,
and works are adaitted to nearly all soon
Although the richest College in the land,
the doors of Harvard arc by no means
closed to poor boys. While I was here I
taught school two winters, thus saving board
for that period and getting money enough
to aid me in no small degree; and, while in
the Law School, I laid my tuition by read
ing proofs for Prof. Parson. These things
are mentioned for the sake of others who
may have the feeling that the old college Is
"aristocratic." Iliave never known such a
true democracy as are the Undergraduates of
this University. The sons of rich men and
eminent men arc so numerous as to attract
no attention whatever. Nobody thinks of
toadying them. Every man goes for precisely
wnat ne is wortn. vt no nis lather is, or
how much money the Imy (always called
"man ' nere; has and spends, is never
thought of. You are judged for what you
are. Perhaps this is tnie ol most other in
stitutions where young men arc brought to
gether in constant lwt generous competition;
it is certainly true here in the strictest sense.
But I intended to talk only of Memorial
Hall, the monument to the Harvard
men who were Killed in the Union
armies, the corner stone of which was
lowered to its place on Thursday, the
Cth instant a ceremony which I came
here to witness. This fa another gift. It is
built on the Delta, the old football ground.
The length of the entire edifice is 310 feet,
and its greatest width 114 feet It will con
sist of Memorial Hall, a Dining Hall for
public occasions, and a Theatre, or Acade
mic Hall. I need give no further descrip
tion of the building except to add that it
will be the largest, most expensive and most
conspicuous of all the College buildings, and
that $251,043 07 have already been given to
build it To complete it may cost a half
million, but the money fa sure to come,
while the donations to the College for the
various other purposes will not be withheld,
but will be increased in volume. The state
ment seems wild, but the past and present
fllllv iiisfifr ft Ami llw TTninn AoA ilMopro
.4 n MAaankMMtk f .a a A1a A - BAfl a1.? f
it, jui ijunuuie cise in ine txiumrv win uicir
memories be enshrined in so fit and grand a
ine exercises were field in an immense
tent pitched over the foundation walls of
the building. It was well filled, the place
of honor being given to those of the Alumni
who took part in the war. The statement of
the building committee was read by Hon.
John G. Palfrey, and two hymns were sung
Luther's Psalm "A Mighty Fortress fa
our God" and the following, composed for
the occasson by Professor Oliver Wendell
Holmes, and sung to the tune of the "Rus
sian National Hymn:"
Not with the anguish of hearts that arc breaking
Come we a coarsen to weep for our dead ;
Grief in oar breasts has grown weary with aching.
Green !s the tort where our t can we hare shed.
While o'er their marbles the mows are craping,
Stealing each name and its record away,
GiTe their proad story to Memory's keeping,
Shrined in the temple we hallow to-day.
Hiuhed are the battle6elds, ended their marches,
Deafare their ran to the drum-beat of morn
Rise from the sod, ye fair columns and arches!
Tell their bright deeds to the ages unborn :
Emblem and legend may fade from the portal.
Keystone may crumble, and pillar may fall ;
They were the bulkier whoae work is immortal.
Crowned with the dome that is over us all!
The orator of the occasion was Hon. E.
Rockwood Hoar, recently Attorney General
ana no oener nan coma nave oeen se
lected to to give voice to the thoughts of such
a day. I cannot better close this letter than
by a few quotations from this most admirable
"This fa not a place of sepulture. In many
a city and village funeral rites have been
solemnly performed over their bodies; and
the places where they repose have in many
cases been marked by votive tablet or monu
This fa not, indeed, tmc of alL Thucy
dides tells us that the Athenians alwavs bu
ried in the public sepulchre, in the fairest
suburb of the dty, those who had fallen in
the wars, except those who fclljat Marathon;
Tlie Trim Owl A si Enjojrnhle Occasion
afaasitalai rVeaery Wawri idea
Abwat tke aYraerf aasl its Vitea-Tlie
Jttaeral Wealth af C'lerMl Taaakn
T IcBallxwMl CaatBaajr. -
From our Special Correspondent.
Tlte long talked of and long to be remem
bered, fand much to be written of, Kan
sas Editorial Excursion to .Denver ami the
Mountains fa fait accompli. It's an accorn-
plishedfact It's a big thing "the biggest
thing'ia.the mountains." We went, we saw,
and were conquered by the grandeur of the
scenery lying within thirty-two liours, ride in
Pullman palace cars of a large portion of
the people of Kansas a State that six years
ago had not a mile of equipped and comple
ted railway within her borders, and is now
practically nearer New York, than were, the
inhabitant of the interior of the Empire
owseiony years ago. xne compressive power
of steam and the inventive genius of me
chanical industry, ever ministering o human
wants and comforts, have annihilated space
and turned a wearysomc trip of months into
a continuous pleasure excursion of as many
days. And the fact that so much has been
accomplished is not so marvellous in this
wonderful age, when miracles arc as literally
u-orled as in any previous age and time as
that so much has been done in so short a
time. At Denver, I conversed with a gen
tleman who liad made fortv-four triiw on
horsclnck across the plains, in the conduct
ot freight trains. He now makes the trip in
thirty hours in a silver mlace car. At
Iks same place I met my old friend and
Nebraska neighbor, a brother of the former
delegate in Congress, and present Postmaster
of the city of Denver, who, in 183S, had
actually never saw a railway car. The
Iioiidcrotis engine conic ploughing its way.
across the rolling prairies of Iowa and pant
ing to enter the broad and beautiful valley
of the Platte, pushed my friend out to the
futher west away from the sound of the
screaming engine and the onward march of
civilization. 1'ackinc up ins calamities.
which my eminent friend Virgil, in moreclassic
language, would style "household gods,"
he hitched up teams and started on his wind
ing way, hoping to find in the shadow of the
mountains surcease from the annoyances of
civilized life. But the engine has ovortaken
him, and, tantalized ami "irritated," he must
listen the balance of his davs. unon l.ls finely
irrigated farm near Denver, to the music of
the symbol ot progress and civilization the
locomotive. But at Denver I did not sec
any of that returning horde and surging
tide of scallawags who swept down the Platte
in the summer 1858, and on their way in
public meeting made the humane and 'gen
erous concession that if Nebraska City
would cive up its "Ivine editors" thev wnnl'l
not destroy the place. Thev swore there
was no gold at Pike s Peak or east of the
Snowy Range; I affirmed there was. They
have gone home, kissed their mammas, and
are now most probably eking out a misera
ble subsistence aa serfs of eastern land holders,
while the mineral products of Colorado last
year yielded $4,000,000, and will reach this
year from $7,000,000 to $10,000,000, and
the product of the mines on the Eastern Slope
during the hut tea years, would probably
THE BOCTE OF THE EXCURSIONISTS.
The party left, as oor readers are aware,
on Tuesday the 19th of October. hh the in
tention of spending a week or ten days awav
from the tread-mill, routine duty of editorial
life. The party left with the deliberate in
tention ot enjoying themselves. If the train
had been attneded by Indians, or the road
blockaded by buffalo, the excursionists
would have received these pleasaut little
demonstrations in good part, so intent were
they on havinga good time. The Kansas
Pacific Railway Company, appreciating the
shall we modestly suggest valuable ser
vices of their friends, the Kansas editors,
have for some time contemplated tending an
excursion upon the completion and epuip
ment of their road to Denver. Three Pul
maa sleeping cars and two day reclining
cars were placed at their disposal, under the
entire control and management of the excur
sion party. Assistant General Superintcnd
ant Noble accompanied the party a portion
of the way, while General Ticket and
Freight Agent Grunnell, and special Con
ductor Mapes, accompanied the party on
their entire route across the plains and "tour
through the mountains. Conductor Wain.
of the Pullman fmrs, detailed especially for
the purpose, surpassed his usual and "pro-
veroiaj pouienejs anxj courtesy in kind and
considerate attentions. These and others to
nnn nm nui
LiCuiulwr of shutj fired 'bci'eraf
Bunalosevn lit di.Utirc Any niimlx-r
As these notes were taken in a chiromoliv
rescmWing that ofa respectable countryman
of Denver. Honorable Chant? Wham.'. tln
l-reader will readily cee that they are ap-
TLAIX, PKAIKIE, PHHKT.
For convenience sake. 1 sec no rut-ion to
modify a topographical division of the coun
try lying west of the Missouri River that I
have previously made, to-wit: for two hun
dred miles west and up the Kansts Valley,
wcwill designate the prairie region; froiu
Ellsworth to Sheridan, the plain-:; from
Sheridan to within sixty miles of the Rockv
Mountain raiiKC. the doert I ! this ii.
vindicate history and ju-tify the old geogra
phers. I have unlimited' faith and confi
dence in Divine Providence, Iieing educated
a Presbyterian, and by marriage a Metho
dist I presume Providence could have
made a better country than the prairie re
gion first spoken of, Cut as Providence never
does foolish things or attempts unreasonable
ones, it is iierfcctly safe to say the attempt
has never been made. The iilains will s-oon
become transformed into the prairie, the
buffalo and ground grajn-s arc rapidly re
ceding; the long prairie grasses arc as
rapidly encroaching upon the plains,
where the soil is stirred, as
along the line of the Kansas Pacific Road.
The sunflower springs up as 'happy as a sun
flower' tan be. and attains a rank iroulli
while weeds of different sjiccics grow sponta
neously and vigorously. The tranlcn tmtrhe
along the line of the ntilroad, planted by Mr.
Elliott, the industrial aceiit of the Kansas
Pacific Railway Company, have matured
finely, and the cabbage and the garden truck
is now looking finely. Wheat planted bv
him in April matured in July, and siieci
mens showed by him on 'Change in Cincin
nati and St Loui-, were pronouueed equal to
any varieties of spring wheat oh exhibition.
When I have lei-nre sonic Saturday after
noon, and the Sunday incr is all made
up, 1 exjiect to write a book dedicated to
John D. Perry, showing the great work the
Kansas Pacific Railway Company are doing
to reclaim ine plains, it requires too great
aa outlay for individuals. Wc have too
much choic covernment lands unclaimnl fi.r
settlers to attempt this work of raclamation.
But the wealth and enterprise of the Rail
road Company, united with their excellent
system of settlement by colonics, will aeeom-
pnsu iiils great iasK.
In the meanwhile to fertilize this much
needed trad, and to aid in demonstratim'
that the plains are MiMX-ptihlc to settlement
by an agricultural as well as a horticultural
jieople, Congress should modify and amend
the land grant of the conqiany so as to allow
of settlement by alternate townships in-tcad
of alternate section. The settler-" of course
get just as much land, and the railroad gets
no more; but it enables the coimwnv to lo
cate colonies upon larger compact liodies of '
,land. It al-o gives settler-', who wi-h to go
upon the lands in colonies for purpmM (,f
protection and social advantages, the s.une
And what shall we do with the desert? It
will soon liecome the plain-!, that in turn to
lie followed by the prairies. Jti the mean
time I don't know but the suggestion
of Mail Agent Thomas is a good one,
that wc settle tlie disturbed Chinese question
Jy making it into a Chines; State. The
prairie dogs would make soup enough for the
whole -t0O,O00,0W in old China. I don't
know where John could Ijo more cheaply or
HKST VIEW OK TI1K MOfXTAlXS.
The lirst clear, square view of the moun
tains was obtaiutd on Thursday morning, a
little after sunrise. It was a splendid "sun
up.," I would describe it: one of our glori
ous, golden Octolicr mornings when old Sol
puts on his harness for the dav s course, in
the Kansas Pacific Railway Company for I
the splendid entertainment given us and the J
unequalled opportunities afforded us to view
the scenery of the Rocky Mountains.
That our trip has been one of unalloyed
pleasure, with nothing to mar the happiness
of the guests.
That we have received uniform courtesy,
kindness, and the politest attentions from
all the officers of the road with whom
we have come in contact,
and our thanks are specially tendered to Col.
.vnuerson, EMpcrimenucnt ot the road; Col.
Geo. Noble, Assistant General Superinten
dant;Maj. Grnmmcll, General Ticket Agent,
who acconiiKUiied the tarty on the entire
trip and tour through the mounkiins; siiecial
couduetor Mapes ; Col. Shepherd ; Superinten
dent ofthcColoradoCentral road, to whom wc
were inucotcd lor very special and polite at
tentions in the enjoyment of a ride over his
road to the gorges and canons of the Rocky
Mountain range, and to General Stager, Gen.
AVcstern Suiicrintendent of the Western
Union Telegraph Company; Superintendent
Clowrv. and Then. P. Cook. Km.. Assent
ry, and llieo. P. Cook. tsu.. Assistant
Suiwuitendeiit, for courtesies in the free use
of the telegraph for private messages to our
families and friends.
That wc shall ever hold in grateful remem
brance thcauthoritics, and citizens of the town
of Saliua, lor the agreeable entertainment
ami cordial welcome given us to the "Great
iimcricaii lA-sen." and JlavorMHes, oflVn
ver, mid citizens of Golden citv. and other
towns visited by n, wc return from our prai
rie homes assurances of grateful acknowl
edgements for kindnesses received.
Returning from our trip of 700 miles
aensw the, as yet, unreclaimed plains and
to the rich miiuiig districts of Colorado, we
desire to call public attention to the gre-.it
national work in which the Pacific
Itailw.iy Company are engaged in affording
to the'rnmmcrccof the country the nearest,
most direct, ir.ieticablcandnlo:isantet tran
sit between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts,
lliroiigii their connections now completed
with the Union Pacific Railroad, at Chcvenne.
and we urge upon Congress and the people.
the imparative necessity of affording this
ii)!iipaiiyallrea.(rtiableiiid, and symiiathy,
in their endeavors to open up a great national
highway through New Mexico ami Arizona
to the l'acilie coast, thus .-ifKirding to both
the Central and Southern States facilities for
their uiiiiiiierce between the two oceans, and
developing an empire of wealth along thi-.
route that iiium otherwise lie dormant and
uiiiisdl for years to nunc. OAt:t.
THE KANSAS EDITORIAL
from !.-;icimnrih ! Dentrrniul the
his hot style, but Webster, knowing but lit
tle oi inese iinngs, ami ucinga -mor traveller,
never having seen the Rocky Mountains bv
sunrise, as we Kan-as cditor"have, has faileil
to furnish a supply of adjectives and other
loose rtibbl-h with which to properly picture
and jiaint the gilded splendors that the golden-fingered
Aurora M-attcr around promis
cuously u-ioii the icaks of the Rocky Moun
tain range. It should lie recorded as an his
torical fart that there are editors in K:tn-.Ls
who have seen the sun rise, and as thev wit
nessed the splendid scene on the morning re
ferred to, the words of Hog involuntarily
came to their minds, aIl being classically
educated, and there went uji a shout
"Hurrah fur the land of Hie mr and the siuun-
Where the ware of the rircr and the pray of the
Are gU'lcning with genuine s! I."
For an hour we rede in sight of Tike's Peak,
Ing's Peak, and the prominent points cov
ered with snow plainly vi-ible a hundred
miles away. I he heavily timber
i . ,ji tr . . -
wnoni wcorciuuvuicuiorcounesiesreceivea. I ..: j . . . ...
the party have tried to remember, in resolull SJ thTZLT, T i 7- ?,"?
tionTpublished herewith, which it is trusted STr&i " "'TV"1 d"v,nSt,',Sh
-:n XZ !- -.:i .. '. J:".r.Tl the Golden Gate to the Grey House, thence
will not be received as a mere stereotvned
and verbal compliment but be accented in
the spirit in which they are freely and cor
PEESOXELLE OF THE PAETV.
The party numbered about seventy, nearly
forty-five gentlemen and twenty-five ladies.
All the daily papers were represented, and a
large proportion of the weeklies. Father
Weaver, of the Xew Era, with his venerable
companion, 57 years of age, seemed to enjoy
the trip hugely, and expressed themselves
upon their return, no more wearied than up
on their return from a liule circuit in their
younger days, of fifty miles. The old lady
walked up three miles in the mountains and
seemed to enjoy the keen, bracing air of that
elevated region with as much zest as the
youngest of the party. And if one wanted
to pa?s irom grave to gay, from the quietly
cajoyable to the superlatively exuberant, one
tains in the outline, and liacfc of them the
long stretch of the bnowy Range, presented
a picture of grandeur and" sublimity, as Artc-
nius nam would say, "dialled iiy few anil
excelled by none."
The Rocky Mountains are no hum
bug. The Alleghanics are mere sweet
potato hills by the side of
them. They cannot be overdone by "tall
writing." The tourist and pleasurc-Fceker
who visits; them, never feels that he has been
humbugged. He gets his metiers worth
every time. They will in a few'vears In
come the great national place of report. The
shops in Saratoga will be locked up. lying
Branch will be a very "dry run." It will
knen a vt 11 fi S. a mi
'; " " " " ii wont draw, liie
V hite .Mountains will peter out. The roll
ing etock ofthe Kanas Pacific Railroad will
be taxed in the interest of excursionists,
pleasure-seekers, tourists and invalids.
Arriving at Denver, the party generally
repaired to the American House, where
sumptuous meals. loaded with California
fruits and the choicest meats and wild game,
were furni-hed them. The next morning,
through the courtesy of Col. Shepherd, of
the Colorado Central Road, the excurtion
ists took a trip over his road to Golden Citv,
twenty miks away, at the foot of the mouri-
(,l'rrt?iuiid-iU'CortlHa Ianitwirlli limes
Dkxvkk, Col., Oct. -10, 1ST0.
Seventeen years ago Leavenworth and
Donver were unknown, and the tract lying
bctw een their sites, a distance of (&( miles,
was marked iqioii the map as an uninhabit
able ih--ert. Two days ago, by the generous
courtesy of a great railroad, hix car loads of
Kau-as editors were carried from the me
tropolis of Kansas to the nictroimlis of Col
orado. At Lawrence the party was joined
by a party from Missouri, anil at nearly
every point on the road some accessions were
made to- our iiiiinlicr. Ten years ago the
wonl "metropolis'.' Uactl in connection with
either Leavenworth or Denver, would have
been ridiculous, but a mighty artery now
pulsates between them with a tide of com
merce that entitle both to the name of great
To the Kaiwts l'acilie Road, more than
to any other, the people of the West are in
debted. Not so heavily siilcndizol as other
Westirn roads, it has pushed its way for MTeit
hmnlrcd mi.'ex over a treelcAs, houseless waste,
organized colonics, called cities into exist
ence and tninsioriiieii the lircat Ameri
can Desert' into the garden of the land.
What iiiagnitiientcutcrprizcand indomitable
courage! not waiting for civilization, but
making it! Within '!00 mill's of Leaven
north, at di-tances varying from .seven to
sixteen, are thirty-three lively, bustling
towis, each determined tqioii Iieing a great
ccnterof trade. Passing thescinfant uietropoli
and newly o'lciicd farm-, bright with their
emerald wheat or varied with countless acres
of sombre com, the short, gray, sear-like
gm-s, and here and there a "wallow," re
mind us that ncare approaching the home
of the luill'ihi and gratrful autclojie. A
w Ill-tie, "down brakes," and wc are at Ft.
Hays, "J.SS miles. Thne mile cast of the
historical town lies Cu-tar'u camp. At the
station eager soldiers greet m, looking for
familiar faces and news from home. I.ca--inworthaud
Ft. Hays, arc this year more
than ecr, the leading io-ts in the countrv
for supply and military oicratioii.s. From
Hays, on, we find the lower creature still
struggling against the higher civilization.
No more the noble churches, colleges, semi
naries, of Ix-avenworlh, IiwremvorTojieka.
None of the I,U0.) Kansas school houses,
eaccful tokens of the white man's victory,
have found the way further, but every now
and then we - an half docu queer, Mib
tcrancan dug-outs, covered with s.ri'i wot buf
falo meat, turkey or antvlojie, well defended
iy United States soldiers. No where else in
the world will these fortifications and under
ground residences lie seen, except, jierliaps,
in the hind of the E-quimcaiix. From
them by means of iiort-holes. the soldiers
ilefuid the water-tanks of the railroad agaiu-t
the attacks of Indian', fordid they succeed
in destroying one of these tanks", a train
would be an easy victim. Though there is
no prolmbility o. such attacks Iieing made
hereafter, an ounce of prevention is not
thrown away by our fostering uncle. Two
hundred miles more and the Conductor call
the names of Elli, Ogallali, Sheridan, and
Kit Orson, familiar in Indian warfare. One
hundred and fifty miles more of euchre, buf
falo scares, antclopejokes and songs, anil the
jollfi-t party ever got together has reached
Denver, where 1 shall leave yon a short
time for a trip by carriage to Golden City,
Central City, and the mountains.
AX ArrEAL TO THE FEEXCH ttoVElUCMEXT.
Loxnox, (Xt. 2. The World's special
says: Mr. Grcvy, as spokesman of Sischv,
the noted Republican, made an appeal to
Gambetta, at Tours, on Friday, in favor of
Iieaee. He said: "We will nJt be lifcelv to
obtain, a month hence, better terms than'are
now offered ns. In a month hence thou
sands more will have erl-hcil. France will
be more completely ruined. It will U more
difficult for her to findauxiliiries iu Europe,
ami we must not deceive- ourselves by siiji
IHwing that an actual government is at all
likely to be recocnized "
This appeal was received rcspcctfiiliv hv
the Government, but produced not the
slightest efi'cct, cither upon the Ministers or
KOI0K5 OF PEACE AVOVSD.
London, Oct. 21. There Is authority f..r
stating that negotiations thus far are pro
ceeding satisfactorily. Granville proposed
a meeting between Thiers and Bismarck,
and both assented. Bismarck sent Thiers a
safe conduct, but no basis has lceii accented
or suggested. Granville expressed himself
gratified with the manner in which his
overtures have been received on all hands
by other neutral powers as well as bv tlie;
belligerents, but to-day, an yesterday, a'voids
expressing any confidence of their success.
Nothing has been heard from Paris.
Rumors of peace aliound. It is reported
that the Empress is lurticipating in tlie ne
gotiatiens, and also the Emperor, but it is
believed nothing serious is proceeding ex
cept from the Granville initiative.
KC-MOKEll ACCEITAJ-CE OK IIAZ.MXES COXl'l-TlOX-i
V K1XO WILLIAM.
1txno.v. Oct. 25 The J'.tll M,i!I tU-.Ur
. I publishes an important rumor in an edition
issued uns aitvnioon, to the effect that King
William has accepted Marshal Kiminc'
conditions of peace; that the Ijnpress Euge
nic consents to proceed at once to the King's
headquarters at Versailles and sign the treaty,
as being the reigning head of the French
Government until deposed by a legally con
XECOTIATtOXS Yon PEACE HAVE COME TO
LONDON. Oct. 25 The 77nih:is:isiiee?al
despatch from Berlin, stating mat the late
negotiations for 131-0 have come to naughts,
owing to the persistence of Prussia in her
demands for cession of French territory. The
Time in an article advises the 'British
Government to make no further efforts to put
a stop to the war. It now says, "If Eng
land pen-isti in negotiating for peaci she
must lie ready to stake something on it.'
The Standard says: "Negotiations :ir.'
actively going on between Versailles and the
Empress Eugenie, at Chiselhurst, with a view
to the return of the Empress to France, to
resume command and nesrotiate neacv. The
departure of the Empress, if it did not occur
last night, may lie expected any moment.
T11IE1-3 HAS ACCEPED TIIE MIssloX 'lo NE
GOTIATE an armistice only, but still remains at Tours,
awaiting safe conduct to Paris, to consult
lirsi with the Government there.
NEGOTIATIONS EOK TIIE hElUtENIiEU or
continue, but make slow progress: ilazaiuc
ignores the French Provisional Government
in his communications.
TIISEI OF BLOOD.
The Berlin tluzctte, reviewing the attempts
at conciliation, says: "The Government 1-,
led to consider them by its desire to avoid a
further loss of valuable lives."
WHAT THE EMPt'EsS SAYS.
LONDON, Oct. 11 X Tribune cable d -
patch says: The Imperialist busv Nidies
have held meetings in London with :i view of
making the Empress a -arty to negotiations.
Tho I'mu-iaiw nrc In no VTJtY responsible fur
these efforts, "and the EmprcsHticibclf steadily
refuses to encourage them. She said to a
Tribune correspondent, "Her hopes were
wholly for her boy, and that she rcgankd all
attempts to replace herself or the Em-n-ior
on the throne, idle cither now or hcrcattcr
and that the chances of success could only Iv
imperiled by Iieing pushed mm-, She'di
dares she would hold herself wholly aloof
from all political intrigues until peace is n.
London, Oct. 21 On the 20iii the Imm
lunliuciit of Dijou began with no result ot
Ills generally advanced' in tlie(ermaii
camp that the bombardment of Paris, is lixcd
to Ugin on the 1st of Novemlier, and that
I'M siege guns are already with the armv
J and that twenty more were exoeitid 011 the
An order has lieen issued commanding al!
the German Princes and nolik-j, hanging
about the army to rejHirtJbr military duly at
once or go home.
" -- . wiv' ...1.M.-., lilC-t
on to Central City, Idaho Springs and
Georgetown, forty miles away up the moun
tains. A portion of the party returned, leav
ing Denver Saturday evening at 10 o'clock,
and arriving in Lawrence Monday morning
at 4 o'clock, Kansas City at 0 o'clock and
Leavenworth at 6:'5.
MEETING OK THE KANSAS EDITOPJAI. EX
At a meeting of the excursioni-t?, held
upon the Pullman car "Panama," upon
their return, the following proceedings were
M. W. Reynolds, of the I .awrenee .Trmmnl
was elected Cliairman of the meeting, and
G. S. Weaver, of the Medina Yr Era,
On motion of Col. R. T. Van Horn, ofthe
Kansas City Journal of Commerce, the follow
ing committee was apiiointed by the Chair,
on resolutions, wercR. T. Vanllora. Kan-
Trim the New Orleans Picayune
A few days since a well dressed and hand
some yumii, 01 some eigiiiecu years 01 age,
apjK-ared before one of our city magi-trates
and asked if he could engage his services to
'lerfbrm a marital ceremony. The reply was
in the affirmative, arid the young man left,
but shortly afterwards returned, accompanied
by a Fombrc looking female, middle aged, ( ?
and dressed in black. 1 '
"Is this lady your mother?" inquired the
"Oh, no, sir; this is the lady I dci-e to
marry I" replied the youth, as the lady drew
asirje ni-r veil, disclosing a countenance
wrinkled and sere, but on which for the
moment gleamed a sort of icv smile.
"Oli. yes, sir."
"But are you of age?'
"Not yet; but this lady's my guardian."
"And she gives her consent?"
The magistrate was in a quandary. He
didn't know exactly what to do. He hated
to sacrifice the youth, and join the bright-
face .May to the gloomy, icy Dcccmlier.
"Isn't this rather a strange union?' he asked.
"Not at all," replied the expectant bride. J
1 nave a large amount ot property winch
I desire to leave this young man. As I have
relatives wlio might" dispute the will were
I to give it fo him as a legacy. I prefer to
"And you arc content to marry this woman
for her money?" a-ked the justice.
"Well, 1 shouldn't marry her for any
thing else'" frankly replied" the bov lover.
"She ain't pretty.'f
If you would see the wooiis in their
glory, now is the time. They have com
menced to put on their gorgeous autumn
hues, and at this time present such a nw
nifiecnt array of colors that they fairlv be
wilder the senses w;i", tl,ern
THE PKLaSIAXS MOVING AGAINST EOt'EN.
Roc EX, riW. London, tXt.25. The Prus
sians, uiiilcr the Crown Prince Allien,
Saxony, are moving against the city on the
south side of the Seine, amlhaveco'iiimciii-cd
the bombardment of Vernon. They have
established a battery in the forest ol" Vernon.
THE CITV or JOAN DAI:C
is making vigorous preKiratioiis fir ilefcn-e.
A rciKrt ria Tours, 25ll, say.-,: Sehelst.ult
ii;h oecn snencu ny me inis.-ji.nis lii-icging
army. Since the IS1I1, the In-degcrs hive
MOUNTED EN'OI-MnCS SIEGE GENs
on a new iKirallcl, and 400 pieces from the
C;w-tle arc hammering away at the tower
line of their works.
THE DhTENSE IS ISEIN'G CONDICTED VIGOR
OUSLY, on the part of the French, and the Prussian
works suffer severely. The bombardment l
THeVeENCH -MAKE A GALLANT STA Mi AT
Neck Chateau, Oct. 21. On FrM-iy
night the Prussians attempted to bombard
Verdun, but their plans were di-oniccrlcd
by the gallant and sueces-fiil sorties ol" iln
garrison. Our tnxqis charged with tin
liayoiiet and killed numbers of the enemv.
Two 1-idies of besiegers, mistaking each
other in the night for enemies, fought for
hours and suffered heavy losses.
Toctts, Oct 25 Late advices from Paris
saythe sortie made on the 21 -t was very
smx-osful. Many Prussians were killed and
taken prisoners. The Journals commenting
iqxin Prussian reports of this affair call at"
tention to its faLse statements, tsjctally in
representing the German loss a in-igiiiticant
and claiming the capture of a number ol
pri-oners, when they took none.
SOUTHS AUK MADE NIGHTLY
by small jarties of Parisians and cvintarn
firing at night from the forts severely harra-.-the
Prussians. L'p to the present time the Lu
ter have not succeeded in tricting batteries, ol
.-iegc guns mar enough to commence an ef
fective Ijombardment ofthe city.
London, Oct. 21. Thetownof Schltstidt
capitulated yesterday to the besieging font-,
after a severe bombardment. The siirreuder
neludes 2,-100 prisoners and 120 cannon.
J-ETKEATaF THE PI'.LSSIANS.
Besancon, Oct. 21. The invaders arc
retreating from Chatillon Le Due, Liking
seventeen wagon loads of wounded. Thev
left a Lirge number of dead 011 the field,
among them a Colonel ofthe Baden cavalrv.
THE FKENCH KEPCLsED.
STRAi-ECKG, Oct. 25 General Suckiiorr
telegraphed to the government here on Sun
day, that the French made a sortie acro-s the
Marneat Joinville, on Friday la-t, against
the Wurtcmburg out io-Ls. "Three French
battalions with artillery and niitrialleu-c en
gaged our forces from "that point to Cham
paign. They were bravely reputed by tin
Second riile battalion and -art of" tin.
Seventh regiment of Wurtemburgers, v.L
lo-t two killed and wounded.
the rnopLi: or i.c-ce-idueg INDIGNANT .
London, Oct. 21 At Luxemburg a per
rnanent committee has been constituted to oe-
fend the neutrality of the Duchv. The
jiopTilation is indignant at the disrioaiiiiiii ol
the Tours Government to cede the Duchv t
Pru--ta, instead of Lorraine.
Tucks, Oct. 25. Nice proposes Garibaldi
as her deputy to the Constituent. A-embJv.
THE ntENCH LOAN.
London, Oct. 25. A Herald despatch
says: The city is excited over the introduc
tion of a French loan of ten millions. It is
the first time France has ever negotiated a
loan outside of her own territory. It is re
ceived with great favor; -tili-cript'en: clready
are very large.