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The net falling off in Internal Rev
enue during July and August was ?C,094,-
One hundred Canadian cattle sus
spected of being diseased were killed on ar
rival at Liverpool on the 30th.
The United States steamship Monoc
acy has been ordered back to Corea to
continue the series of surveys begun there.
There were twelve vessels quarantin
ed at Ship Island, from which nineteen
cases of yellow fever had been taken, on the
Parneix recently said he hoped that
the migration scheme would render it un
necessary for Ireland again to ask aid from
The Captain and officers of the United
States frigate Vandalia were entertained at
a ball and supper by the Montreal Yacht
Club on the 30th.
The Treasury Department on the 30th
purchased 343,000 ounces of silver for deliv
ery at the San Francisco, New Orleans and
Sixty thousand pounds damages is
the amount claimed against the owners of
the steamer St. Germain, which sunk
the "VVoodburn recently in the' English
Reports to the 29th from one hun
dred tobacco towns in the Connecticut and
Housatouie Valleys indicato that the tobac
co crop will be a full average and excellent
Bismarck is reported to have received
so much benefit from the waters of Kissen
genthathe wishes to return to Fridrich
sruhe, but the doctors urge him to take up
his residence at Gastien.
In an address before the Chamber of
Commerce of Greenock, Scotland, Hon.
Alex. McKenzie said he thought Canada
would soon return to Free-Trade and that
the idea of separation from England was
The Washington Star of the 30th
said it was rumored that an investigation
which has been made will disclose startling
and sensational developments as to how
the verdict in the Star-route trial was
A grand fete under the auspices of
the press of Paris was given at the Tuiller
ies Gardens on the evening of the 27th, the
proceeds of which (300,000 francs) were to
be devoted to the relief of the sufferers at
The Marielin Chemical Works of
Black Rock, Conn., burned on the 31st and
nearly all the stock. The loss on building
and fixtures is $35,000; stock, $30,000. They
were owned by a stock company, of which
U. G. Miller of New York is President.
The New Orleans Grand Jury in its
recent report suggests as a sanitary meas
ure that cremation be established under the
.direction of officers of the Charity Hospital
for the purpose of burning the bodies of
those who die from contagious diseases.
Hanlan, the oarsman, returned to
Toronto, Ont., on the 27th, where he in
tended to rest a few days pending the
Carlton Place regatta on September G,
whence he goes to Cincinnati. He would go
to Australia to row Laycock if reasonable
expenses were allowed.
A report reached Washington on the
2Sth that Secretary Teller had met the
President at the Upper Geyser basin in the
Yellowstone Park, and that an unpleasant
interview followed in relation to the pro
posed removal of the Apaches to the San
Carlos Reservation. The report was, how
Reports of the 30th say the French
harvest returns were unsatisfactory. Of
the eighty-five departments, thirty-seven
report crops above an average, while fif
teen report average crops and thirty-three
crops below an average. It is certain that
large imports of cereals will be necessary
the coming winter.
A free library was given to the
town of Dunfermline,Scotland, recently by
Andrew Carnegie of New York. It was
opened on the 29th by Lord Roseberry,who
spoke in praise of the generous Carnegie.
Ho also referred to the visit he intends to
make shortly to America, a country which
he said had always been dear to him.
Reports of the 31st stated that the
drought in" Eastern New England, which
had lasted five or six weeks, had become
so serious that crops had been greatly in
jured, with the prospect of still further
damage if the drought was not uroken.
Farmers were compelled to take their cows
from the pastures and feed them on winter
The Washington City Post-office was
supplied with the first installment of the
new postal notes on the 30th. They are
printed in yellow ink and bound in books
of 500, with stubs that are to be filled up
with brief statements of the amounts of
detached notes, and other particulars.
Eighty thousand books have been sent to
the various money-order offices of the
The following are the "Naval Cadets
to be court-martialed for hazing: Cadets
Kness, Moller and Campbell, New York;
Triggle, Breed and Tisdale, Kentucky;
Bullard, Pennsylvania; Bird and Hawkes,
Wisconsin; Winram, Missouri ; Dodd and
Johnson, Indiana; Young, Virginia; Trap
nell, West Virginia; Strite, Maryland;
Bertholf and Andrews, New Jersey, all
members of the third class.
The Receiver of the Indiana Banking
Company submitted a statement of assets
and liabilities on the 31st. The total lia
bilities were placed at S05,217.75, of which
5256,866.59 was due on certificates of depos
it, and $394,554.97 on individual deposits.
The face value of the assets was $909,894.67,
but the appraised value reduced them to
$406,539.92. It was not believed that depos
itors would realize over forty per cent, on
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
The 28th passed without a case of
any sickness at Pensacola. At the Navy
Yard three new cases of fever were report
ed, one of them the daughter of Surgeon
Owen. Mrs. Owen is dead.
Burglars broke into a store in Mount
Clemens, Mich., the night of the 2Sth. and
carried off a wagon-load of the most val
Frosts prevailed in the Province of
Quebec on the night of the 27th.
The annual convention of the Fire
Underwriters of the Northwest began on
the 29th at Chicago.
The steamer John Rowen was dis
abled and beached in Massachusetts JBay
with 700 passengers on board on the 29th.
No loss of life.
Two hundred head of Jersey cattle
and a number of ponies, sheep, and hogs,
valued at $75,000, were landed at Chester,
Pa., on the 29th from Hull. The animals
Lieutenant Boutelle Noyes of the
United States navy was killed at Yoko
hama recently by the fall of a spar while
the crew were exercising.
Jacob Antonburv shot and mortally
wounded Jacob Bush and then blew out his
own brains at Indianapolis on the 28th, and
wounded two other persons in the opera
tion. Davitt, Sexton andParnell attended
a meeting of the Irish National League at
Dublin on the 29th.
Paymaster Zachary T. Brown died
of yellow fever at the Pensacola Navy
Yard on the 29th.
Lieut-Commander Thomas and
Lieutenants Woods and Meigs will compose
the court to try the Naval Cadet hazers.
Cadets Breed of Kentucky, and Strite of
Maryland were not among the hazers, and
Cadets Reilly of Wisconsin an Wither
spoon of Connecticut have been added to
the list of culprits.
There were twelve deaths from chol
era in Aloxandia in the 28th; 114 in Upper
Egypt and seven in Lower Egypt.
A farmer named ditcher was found
dead in his wagon in Shiawasse County,
Mich., on the 2Sth, supposed to have been
poisoned with strychnine administered by
a rival in love.
Russian officials now in Bulgaria are
to remain two years longer by command of
the Czar, and opposition to their rule is to
bo treated as rebellion.
In Vienna the summoning of the Ger
man Parliament was held to indicate that
Spain had been admitted to the triple alli
ance. Emperor William, out of consider
ation for French feelings, decided not to
hold the annual review of the Guards on the
anniversary of Sedan.
The imports of British iron and steel
during July were 70,303 tons against 103,
39S tons for the corresponding month last
year. The imports of iron and steel for the
first seven months of the year compared
with the corresponding period of last year
show a decrease of 7,326,075 tons.
The California Cotton Mill Company
has been incorporated; capital stock, 36 X),
000. The factory will be located at Oak
land. Spinning and weaving cotton works
are now in progress in California.
Eleven thousand bales of New South
Wales, Victorian and Cape wool were sold
in London on the 29th.
The London Missionary Society has
denied the statement that Mr. Shaw, the
English Missionary, intended to press a
claim for indemnity against France for the
loss of his property in Madagascar, and for
Henry Villard, President of the
Northern Pacific Railway, with his Ger
man guests, fifty-live in party, were at Ni
agara Falls on the 29th ; also Count Lippe
Weisenfelds, Minister for Austro-Hungary,
and Baron Von Esendecher, Minister of the
Rev. Howell Gardner, who Avas
so badly injured in the Riverdale explosion
recently, died on tho 30th.
It was reported on the 29th that the
Emperor of Abyssinia, having heard that
King Menelek of Shoa intended to send an
embassy to France to solicit a French pro
tectorate over Shoa, had declared Avar
against King Menelek and tho Abyssinian
army had already invaded Shoa.
Theije were thirteen deaths from
cholera in Alexandria on the 30th.
Recently a stage was upset m the
streets of Aguasco Calientes, Mexico, when
robbers gathered and plundered it of all
small articles that could bo easily made
A man recently arrived at Guaymas
Mexico from tho Lower California gold,
diggings with a nugget of gold weighing
nearly eight pounds.
About 1G0 returning Knights, com
prising parts of the Michigan, Pennsyl
vania and other Commanderies, visited
Salt Lake City on the 30th.
There were three new cases of yel
low fever at Pensacola on the 30th, a serv
ant in Dr. Owens' family, Freddie Owens
and a hospital attendant. There was one
It was asserted before the Under
writers' Convention that' under tho regula
tions required electric lighting is safer than
The .French will lay a cable from
Saigon to Hanoi. Harmand, tho French
Civil Commissioner in Tonquin, has been
decorated with tho Cross of the Legion of
Honor for his services in the negotiations.
The express train on the Philadelphia
& Atlantic Road was ditched on the 30th
at Pleasantville, Pa., and some thirty pas
sengers badly injured.
Miss Catharine Connelly- has been
arrested in County Limerick, Ireland,
charged as being implicated with her two
brothers in a murder conspiracy.
The conductor of an excursion train
put a boy off while under way near Scran
ton, Pa., on the 30th, causing his instant
death under the wheels.
The United States stear"- Tallapoo
sa, with Secretary Chandler and family on
board, left Bangor, Me., for New York on
Sylvester F. Fuller, the runaway
cashier of the Second National Bank of
Jefferson, O., and H. L. St. John, his as
sistant, were arrested on tho 30th on the
charge of stealing iwOjOOO of the bank's
New volcanoes by the score had sud
denly appeared in Java.
A ITew York policeman namedMau
rice McNamara was arrested on the 30th,
charged with clubbing a man to death the
The proposed Slade-Mitchell prize
fight has been declared off, neither of. tho
principals caring to risk the chances cf a
sojourn in the Penitentiary, which stared
them in the face at every turn.
The members of the late Board of
Fire Commissioners of Baltimore have been
indicted for malfeasance in office.
The Freethinkers' Convention opened
at Boston on the 30th.
There were eleven deaths from chol
era in Alexandria on the 31st; in Upper
Egypt, 327, and in Lqwer Egypt, 9.
Postmaster Walsh, of Janvier, X.
J., was arrested on the 31st upon the charge
of embezzling $154 of postal funds.
Madison E. Cutts, Congressman
for the Sixth District of Iowa, was dying of
consumption, and on the 31st was not ex
pected to survive tho night.
Hon. John Sherman visited the Cin
cinnati Board of Trade and made a short
speech on the 31st.
St. Bernard Commanderv Kniirhts
Templar, reached home in Chicago on the
31st, were met at the depot bj' a deputa
tion of 400 Knights from local Comman
deries and escorted to St. Bernard Asy
lum On the night of the 31st, at Newport,
Vt., unknown parties stole the engine re
cently seized from the Southeastern Rail
road. An engine went from Canada with
several men, who overpowered the keeper,
attached tho detained engine and made
rapidly with it across the border.
jSTo new cases of fever at Pensacola
on the 31st.
Eldridge & Sons' lumber yard
burned on the 31st at Fort Howard, Wis.;
The National Womans' Christian
Temperance Union commenced its session
at Cottage City, Mass., on the 31st.
The General Assembly of the Knights
of Labor begins its session at Cincinnati,
The Porte recently refused a British
Admiral permission to make surveys for a
canal in Palestine.
Colonel J. A. EKiN,"Assistant Quartermaster-General,
was placed on the re
tired list on the 31st.
The French found no Anamese troops
at Hue. The capital had been evacuated
when they reached it.
Dr. Uorvix Green gave the Senate
Labor Coniniittee further light on the sub
ject of telegraphy on the 31st.
Esau Smith, colored, was hanged on
' the 31st at St. Joseph, La., for a murder
committed eight years ago.
The Queenstown officials have been
censured by tho British Government for
taking no steps to secure Carey's safety.
A terkiule storm swept the Banks
of Newfoundland recently. One hundred
fishing dories and eighty men were lost.
The President of the Hungarian
Council had decided to take extreme meas
ures to suppress the anti-Jewish assaults.
Martial law and the death penalty were tc
Representatives of- all the distil
leries north of the Ohio River held a con
ference at Chicago on the 31st. An agree
ment limiting production was signed tc
take immediate effect.
United States Treasurer Wyman on
the 31st mailed 11,973 checks for $2,103,019.
reoresonting the interest due on September
1 in registered four and a half per cents.
The business failures for the week
ending the 31st numbered ISO as compared
with 163 the previous week, an increase oi
twenty-one, distributed as follows : New
England States 2G, Middle States 20, South
ern 42, Western 52, Pacific States and Ter
ritories 22, Canada and provinces 2S, New
York City 1.
The President and party started on
their return trip on the 31st, and expected
to arrive in Chicago September 4th, wherg
they would remain three days.
the public debt statement for August
showed: Cash in Treasury, ?351,503,9SG;
debt less cash in tho Treasury, $1,536,518,
705; decrease during August, ?C,G71,851; de
crease since July 30, 1S83, $14,572,442.
The official report showed there had been
27,31S deaths from cholera in Egypt since
the outbreak of the epidemic to September
1. There had been 140 deaths among the
British troops stationed in Egypt.
At a meeting of the Executive Committee
of tho Democratic State Committee of
Massachusetts a call for the State Conven
tion, to be held at Springfield, September
26, was drawn up and accepted. It was
authoritively stated to the committee that
General Butler had decided to run for re
election this fall.
Hon. E. M. Cutts, member of Congress
from the Seventh District of Iowa, died the
other day at Oscaloosa.
A special from Peoria, 111., says it has
been definitely ascertained that State's At
torney Loueck is short $10,000 in his public
capacity and as custodian, of private funds.
It is stated that an ignorant peddler, named
Jacob Mendelshon, in 1S79, placed ?4,000 in
his hands and Loueck gave him bogus
mortgages for security, the nature of which
was discovered only a few days ago, and
resulted in the disclosure of all his short
ages. Loueck claimed to have lost money
in gambling. He is under arrest.
The authorities of Port Townsend, Wash
ington Territory, have been notified of the
smuggling of Chinamen to this country
along the coast.
John Ponnelly, watchman at the Treas
ury Department in Washington, recently
shot himself owing to domestic trouble.
The difference between several west
bound routes as to passenger rates between
Cincinnati and St. Louis, culminated last
week in an announcement of tho Louisville
& Nashville Railroad that first-class pas
senger tickets would be sold for $1.50. The
regular price is $10.
The mail train bound west on tho Wa
bash road the other morning ran over and
killed a Mrs. Allen and her daughter, a
Mrs. Johnson, at Sampson Creek bridge,
near Pattonsburg, Mo. The body of each
was fearfully mangled. -
Evidence in tho Frank James trial at
Gallatin, Mo., closed at noon on the 1st,
and the court adjourned until Monday in
order to give counsel time to prepare their
A freight train on the Chicago & North
western Railroad was recently wrecked at
Cresent City, Iowa, and Conductor Wesley
Munn and Engineer Wabin instantly killed.
A steam engine attached to a threshing
machine exploded in a grain field, six miles
north of Frankfort, D. T., instantly killing
W. Bonnell,Clarence Reed, Geo. Strom and
an unknown man, and injuring five others, i
four of whom were in a critical condition. '
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
The State ve. Railroads.
The Legislature last winter authorized
Hon. Samuel J. Crawford to represent the
State in the prosecution of its claim before
the Department at Washington, in all mat
ters pertaining to grants of land made by
Congress to aid in the construction of rail
roads within the State of Kansas. In ac
cordance with this authority, Governor
Crawford recently filed a brief before the
Secretary of the Interior, showing that a
large amount of public land had been
wrongfully and without authority of law
certified to the State of Kansas for the bene
fit of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Railroad Company. Mr. Crawford argues
that no indemnity had been earned by the
road as there had not been a full compliance
with the essential conditions and require
ments of the granting act. The grant, the
brief declares, was for a railroad from the
city of Atchison via Topeka, the capital of
the State, to the western line of the State,
in the direction of Fort Union and Santa
Fe, N. M., with a branch from where this
last named crosses the Neosho, down said
Neosho Valley to the point where
tho L. L. & G. enters the Neo
sho Valley. The Neosho Valley
branch was to commence where the Atchi
son, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad crosses
the river (at Emporia), and run down the
Neosho Valley to the point where the Leav
enworth, Lawrence & Galveston Railroad
enters said valley (at Carlyle). The dis
tance between Emporia and Carlyle is fifty
miles, and that was the length of the
branch for which the grant was intended.
But this branch was not built. There is no
railroad from Emporia down the Neosho
valley to Carlyle. The Neosho branch not
having been built, either by the Santa Fe
or any other corporation acquiring its
franchises, Mr. Crawford argues that the
lands tying along the proposed branch could
only be applied in the construction of the
same, and for no other purpose, as set
forth in tho granting act. Ho further
argues that the failure to perform the es
sential condition within a specified time
caused the land unsold to revert to the
United States, and quotes the law of Con
gress to sustain him. There has already
Deen certified to the State, and by the State
transferred to tho railroad compairy, 2,
745,977.50 acres. In addition to this the
company has presented an additional list
of 189,384.50 acres within granted limits,
which awaits action in the department.
This is more land than the company would
have been entitled to on the main lino if
tho granting act had been fully complied
with, and every section had been a full
section of six hundred and forty
acres, and no reservation had
been made of lands previously reserved or
otherwise disposed of. He further argues
that not only has an enormous amount of
the people's lands been wrongfully and
without authority of law certified to said
railroad company, but by orders from the
Commissioner of the General Land Office,
all of the odd numbered sections of public
land lying between the twenty mile limits,
on each side of said road from Atchison to
tho westline of the State, were withdrawn,
and are still withheld from settlement and
sale. Tho odd-numbered sections
of indemnity land thus withdrawn
and withheld from market contain
no less than 800,000 acres acres more
than was embraced within the granted sec
tions at the date of such grant. Governor
Crawford believes that every settler who
has purchased these Government lands
from tho Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Railroad Company can, so soon as tho
United States recovers such lands, file
upon tho same under the homestead, pre
emption or timber culture laws, and then
recover the money, with interest thereon,
which they have paid the railroad com
pany. Oklahoma Decision.
In the matter of the application of David
L. Payne and others for an injunction re
straining General Pope and the Secretary
of War from interfering to prevent settlers
from entering upon and occupying what
are commonly known as tho Oklahoma
Lands, Judge McCrary, in the United
States Circuit Court at Topeka, recently
rendered his decision denying tho injunc
tion. After citing tho preliminary
facts in the case and describing tho territory
in dispute, the court said: "Is the land in
question subject to entry under the pre
emption and homestead laws of the United
States? This is the controlling question in
tho case. It is to say tho least, a question
of doubt and one concerning which there is
a serious dispute. Tho Executive branch
of the Government after investigation, and
being advised by the Attorney General of
tho United States, has decided in the neg
ative, and has accordingly issued orders to
the defendant, John Pope, who, as a Major
General of the army, has military command
in the Indian Territory, to prevent
by force tho occupation of- tho dis
puted territory by white settlers. Under
such circumstances, all that this court can
at present be reasonably asked to do, is to
preserve the status quo until tho final ad
judication of the controversy. Where tho
parties are at issue upon a question of legal
right and an injunction is necessary for
the purpose of preserving all existing rights
until final hearing, a preliminary injunc
tion will generally be granted; but in the
present case the existing status would be
destroyed, not preserved, by granting tho
writ. The solo purpose for which tho in
junction is granted in advance of final hear
ing in such cases is to preserve the rights
of the parties pending the suit, so as
to leave the subject matter intact to
. be dealt with by the court in the final decree.
It is to compel the party against whom it is
granted to maintain his status merely un
til the matters in dispute shall by due pro
cess of the courts be determined. To grant
the preliminary writ in this case would be,
in advance of hearing upon the merits, to
open up the disputed territory for settle
ment, and thus in effect to predetermine
the controversy as well as to destroy the
present situation. To refuse the writ is to
preserve, or at least not to disturb, tho ex
isting status. Without, therefore, consid
ering" other questions, tho motion for pre
liminary injunction is overruled upon this
The llntcliinson Case.
The Railroad Commissioners lately con
sidered the complaint of the Kansas Sugar
Refining Company of Hutchinson. It ap
peared that the complainant shipped from
Ellsworth a car-load of machinery used in
their business on which a special rate had
been given by the railroad company of so
much per hundred pounds. When the car
reached its destination it was discovered
that it had been considerably overloaded,
beyond its marked capacity, indicating
carelessness. Investigation failed to re
veal any disposition to defraud as the rate
was per hundred pounds and not by the
car-load. On the excess the railroad com
pany demanded and collected double rates,
in accordance with one of their regular
rules. As to part of the machinery the
manufacturers' weights were used, and the
estimate of the forwarding agent taken as
to the rest of the material.
The Board decided that after thecarhao
reached its destination the railroad com
pany inflicted "the penalty of double rates
on the excess, partly as a compensation for
the risk to lives and property to which the
carelessness, lack of judgment or cupidity
of the shipper has subjected them, and
partly to correct the cupidity or poor judg
ment of othqrs."
"This rule has proven unsafe and insuf
ficient to prevent the wrong; and one more
sufficient and effective should be adopted
in its place. If all loading of cars were
under the direction and supervision of the
agents to the railroad company, dangers to
persons and property from overloading of
cars could be averted moro effectually than
under the present rule, and the Board is of
the opinion that it is the duty of tho rail
road companies to require their agents to
supervise the loading of cars, and see that
they are not loaded beyond their carrying
capacity, instead of leaving it to the judg
ment of those who have little or no experi
ence in such matters.
"The Board fully agrees with the rail
road company that somo rule should be
adopted to prevent the overloading of cars,
and we are fully convinced that the rule
suggested will prove the most effective, and
urge its adoption."
The Newton Complaint.
In tho complaint submitted by the citi
zens of Newton charging the Atchison, To
peka & Santa Fe road with excessive
freight charges, the Railroad Commission
ers reviewed the matter in which an agree
ment was entered into between the Mis
souri Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe, to carry through freight from
Emporia Junction to Newton at a certain
rate, and in consideration the former road
was to receive east-bound freight. The
Commissioners decided that the airange
ment between the two companies
named in no wise affects the burden
of the shipper or in any manner
increases his charges. The present ar
rangement affords to shippers the same
rates between St. Louis and points on the
A. T. & S. F. Road via Emporia as obtain
by way of Kansas City. The apportion
ment of the through businsss between the
two companies concerned in the carriage
of the goods is a matter of arrangement
between them, from which mutual advan
tages are secured, and so long as such ar
rangement does not injuriously affect the
shippers the Board could see no valid ob
jection to it.
The other evening the prisoners con
fined in the Wyandotte jail attempted to
escape by overpowering the jailer as he
locked them in. Sheriff Bowling, who only
a few moments before had reached the jail,
went to the rescue and ordering the pris
oners to halt, Peter Hogan, alias Dunbar,
under sentence as a confidence man, ran,
when the Sheriff shot and mortally wounded
him. The others were secured with the ex
ception of Allen Johnson, a colored coun
terfeiter. John Allen (colored), a widower resid
ing in Shawnee County, recently left his
four children at home, and went away to
attend to some business. About night two
of tho smaller children, little girls, at
tempted to kindle a fire in the stove, using
kerosene oil to assist them. The result was
an explosion, which threw out a blaze that
set the clothing of both children on fire,
burning one of them to death before she
could get out of the house, and the other so
badly that death ensued soon afterwards.
The other evening Henry Draschler, oi
Ellsworth, attempted to draw a gun by the
muzzle from under his bed when it was dis
charged, killing him instantly.
Ix tho case of Craig vs. Morgan the
Acting Secretary of the Interior recently
decided the settlement made on the Osage
Trust and Diminished Reserved Lands in
Kansas, where each settler had arranged
to sell land to. others, does not givo the
right of entry under act of May, 1880, pro
viding for the sale of these lands to actual
A special meeting of the Kansas "Wool
Growers and Sheep Breeders' Association
will be held at Topeka on Thursday even
ing, September 13th. Various topics of in
terest to the wool growers of Kansas will
be brought before this meeting.
The railroads will take parties to the
Leavenworth Soldiers' reunion at one fare
the round trip.
Postoffice changes in Kansas during
the week ending August 25ht, 1SS3: Estab
lished Parnell, Atchison County, James
C. Hotham, Postmaster; Washburn, Bour
bon County, Loring B. Washburn, Post
master; Yankton, Harper County, Stephen
C. Oliver, Postmaster. Discontinued Val
dor, Graham County.
A max named Hypfield, while drunk, sat
down on the railroad track at Marysville
and was killed by a train.
"Wolves chaso boys at Topeka.
John Dobbs, who recently shot his.
brother James while employed on Governor
Glick's larm in Atcnison- uounty, was re
cently arrested for stealing a watch.
A Strengthening Dilution.
What shall it profit a milkman if he
owns a $2,000 Jersey cow and lives on
a dairy farm twenty-five miles from the
nearest river? Only a few weeks ago
such a man moved to a new farm down
on Egg Harbor River, which is a tidal
stream. He wasn't used to that sort of
a thing at all, and was amazed beyond
comprehension when his customers
mobbed him the second day and encom
passed him about and entreated him
roughly and smote him sore and danced
all over his person and wounded him in
divers places. " 'Y gaul," he said to
the policeman who rescued him, "I
hope to die if I can understand it at all;
I've sold the same kind of milk on the
same route twenty-three years, an! they
never got on it afore." "Salt," said
one of his victims, with a howl of re
newed wrath. "Salt?" queried the be
wildered milker, "what'n thunder's salt
got to do with it? You're too amazin'
fresh yourself." And when he went
back to the farm he told his hired man
to put twice as much water in the cans
next morning, "and," he added, "don't
you give them kaows another grain of
salt for two months." The continuance
of the telegraph troubles prevents us
from giving an account of the next day's
seance, but we do know that man has a
mystery to struggle over that will make
him grow old. Jfurlington Hawkeye.
w. P. SEEDS,
ATTOMEY AT LAW,
STAMBAUGH & KURD,
ATTOMEYS AT LAW,
GULBERTSON & MEAD,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Will practice in the several courts of the
State. Office in Probate Judge's Office, Court
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