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The Senate met on the 3d with President
pro tern. Edmunds presiding'. After the
newly-elected members had been sworn in,
the House and President were notified that
the Senate was ready for business. Clerk
McPherson called the House to order at noon,
with 316 members present. Hon. John O.
Carlisle (Dem.), of Kentucky, was elected
Speaker, receiving: 191 votes to 113 for Hon. J.
w. Keifer (Bep.), of Ohio, and five scattering:
votes. .Fending- aciiou upon me case or tno
Second Mississippi District (Chalmers vs.
Manning-), the House adjourned.
In the Senate the 4th, a large number of
bills were introduced, among- others, one by
Mr. Edmonds to establish a postal telegraph,
and one by Mr. Tan Wyck, to restore to
the public domain lands devoted to, but not
earned by railroad companies, and a bill de
claring railroad corporations shall pay within
sixty days the costs of surveying and locating
lands to which they arc entitled, otherwise bo
subject to State and local taxation The
House completed lis organization Dy electing
Its officers being those nominated in the Dem
ocratic caucus. The President's message was
received and read. Adjourned.
Is the Senate, on the 5th, Mr. Blair pre
sented a joint resolution of the Legislature of
New Hampshire opposing further land grants
to railroads and any renewal of forfeited land
grants. After the introduction of bills, tho
Senate went into executive session In the
House, Mr. Randall objected to the passage of
a resolution for the immediate appropriation
of $-.000 for printing the records of the
United States Supreme Court, as he thought
all deficiencies should have a thorough inves
tigation, not only by tho House, but by the
appropriate committee. Tho Virginia con
tested election case of Garrison vs. Mayo was
referred to the Committee on Elections, when
appointed, with instructions to report the
lejral questions involved therein.
Is tho Senate, the Cth, Mr. Manderson
presented a memorial from tho Legislature of
Nebraska asking that railroads to which the
Government granted lands be either com
pelled to take out patents so they can be
taxed, or the lands revert to the people. Mr.
Injralls introduced a bill to repeal tho pre
emption and timber culture laws and amend
the homestead laws. Several bills were intro
duced to amend the Constitution, giving the
President power to veto any item in General
Appropriation bills But little business was
transacted in the House, when it adjourned
No business was transacted in tho Senate
on the 7th.. ...The House was not in session.
Quite a commotion has been created in
political circles at "Washington by the gen
eral distribution among Senators, members
of Congress and journalists of copies of a
memorial to Congress, on the part of the
citizens of the Cherokee Nation protesting
against the alleged illegal lease of 6,000,000
acres of their lands to the syndicate of
capitalists for grazing purposes.
Senator Hill's resblution, introduced
into the Senate, calling upon Secretary
Teller for copies of all papers relating to
the transfer of the land grant of tho New
Orleans, Baton Eougo & Vicksburg Bail
road to tho New Orleans Pacific Bailway
Company, is regarded in "Washington as
opening the war on the methods by which
unearned grants have "been illegally given
Secretary Teller has decided that the
Choctaw and Chickasaw Indian Nations
have no claim against the Missouri, Kan
sas & Texas Bailroad.for material furnished
in its construction, as tho Indians were
General Prtor requested United States
Minister Lowell to apply for a respite for
O'Donnell, with a viow of obtaining time
to set on foot proceedings for a commuta
tion of the death penalty. Lowell would
refer the matter to Washington.
A memorial was presentod to tho Senate
by Senator Coke, setting forth that the
United States District Judges of Texas are
failing to hold the terms of court fixed by
law, and charging that they appoint sons,
sonsin-law and brothers-in-law to places
as District and Deputy Clerks in their
courts, and keep them in office, to the great
wrong of tho public
Senator Plumb has introduced a bill
providing that every non-commissioned
officer, private or other person discharged
from the army during the war of rebellion,
within two years from tho date of enlist
ment, on account of disability incurred in
tho line of military duty, shall receivo a
warrant for one hundred and sixty acres of
Senator Logan recently introduced a
bill providing that every person who en
tered the service of the country during tho
Jato war, either in tho army or the navy,
and was honorably discharged therefrom
for any period of service less than one
year, shall be entitled to eighty acres of
public land, either for himself or heirs;
for service between one and. two years,
one hundred and twenty acres, and over
two years' service one hundred and sixty
The President, it is said, will make the
Mississippi Biver improvement, the Henne
pin Canal and other public works tho sub
ject of special messajes to Congress. Bef
erence to these subjects was omitted from
the regular message in viow of treating
them mora in detail in supplemental com
Tee Secretary of the interior rejected tho
application of the Mayor and City Council
of Leadville to enter certain lands for town
site purposes, on the ground that the great
er portion was already patented as "placer
claims,' or reserved for hospital and ceme
tery purposes. Such portions of lands,
hovVever, not already disposed of and
can be aggregated, will beheld subject to
entry by the city.
Ex-Senator Boss, formerly of Kansas,
. but now of New Mexico, is in "Washington
working up a project for a system of five
lines of narrow gauge railways radiating
from the city of Albuquerque, N. M.
Physicians state that it will be fully
three months before Congressman Haskell
can resume his official duties.
The Deputy Commissioner of Internal
Revenue says the internal taxes already
collected for the present fiscal year are at
the rate of $123,000,000 per annum. He esti
mates that the collections of the entire year
will amount to $130,000,000. This estimate
includes between $6,000,000 and $7,000,000
to be collected for special taxes of April
And May, but does not include the increase
anticipated from spirits forced out by law.
The bill introduced by Senator Cullom
to reorganize the legislative power of the
IWritory of Utah, provides that the legis
lative power be vested in the Governor
ard a Legislative Council composed of
nine members, to be appointed by the
The tenth annual reunion of the National
Association of Veterans of the Mexican
War was recently largely attended in
Washington. The following officers were
elected for the ensuing year: President,
General Denver; First Vice-President,
-General Manson; Secretary, A. M. Ken
nedy; Treasurer, S. V. Kiles.
There was considerable talk in Washing
ton concerning the charge of Colonel Bou
dinot that Colonel "William A Phillips, of
Kansas, some short time since received
$22,500 from the Cherokee Indians upon the
rtatement that this sum was to pay Senator
Dawes and Secretary Teller for thir in
fiueace in securing last year a large, appro
priation for the benefit of the Cheokee
tfntlan. Senator Dawoi, indignantly de
.SiSeL any connection tkeirwith. Es s'tfd kfl
knew nothing concerning the receipt of
this money by Colonel Phillips, and that he
and Secretary Teller will take immediate
steps to ascertain the truth of Colonel
The other morning "William Hann went
into a .mine at Steamburgh, Pa., with an
open lamp, when there was an immediate
explosion. The concussion was terrific
Doors and pillars were blown out, cars
lifted from the tracks and lights for half a
mile in the mines extinguished. Hann was
killed and ten others seriously injured.
The prevalence of typhoid and malarial
fevers among the students of "Yale College
puzzled the Faculty, who averred that the
sewerage and drainage was perfect. Sev
eral deaths had occurred.
S. M. Meyerbero & Co., silk manufact
urers of New York and Hobok-en, N. J.,
have failed. Liabilities $250,000. The firm
employed two hundred hands.
The National Temperance Society, re
cently in session at New York, adopted a
resolution asking Congress to amend the
Constitution of the United States so as to
prohibit the liquor traffic entirely.
The President of the "Workingmen's
Association of Lynn, Mass., has called for
a national convention of the National
"Worldngmen's party, and the nomination
of candidates for President and Vice-President.
A sleeping-car attached to the Chicigr.
express from New York, the other nigh,
was discovered on fire near Castleton. A
man named Murphy, of Buffalo, was slight
ly blistered on the head. A man, supposed
to be T. "W. "Wortman, of "West Hoboken,
was taken from the car unconscious. The
car was completely burned out.
The Massachusetts State Police have
been investigating tho doings of the New
Bedford firm which, it is alleged, manufac
tures organs in the cheapest manner, and
by means of circulars sent broadcast sells
them Xor exorbitsnt prices to the unin
itiated. It is believed the firm disposed of
25,000 organs the past year, at a profit of
$150,000 to $200,000.
A bill has been introduced in the Senate
providing for a Territorial form of Govern
ment in Alaska, and establishment of
schools there under the management of the
It is ascertained that tho skeletons of
twenty-three soldiers recently found in
Dakota, were those of the soldiers killed
in a fight with the Indians during Sully's
Gorr's building, one of tho most impor
tant blocks in Burlington, Iowa, occupied
by a cloching firm, the American Express
Company and containing a large number
-offices, burned recently. Loss, $00,000;
A tragic affair took place in the court
room of Chief Justice'French, at Prescott,
Ariz., tho other day. The caso of Kelsey
vs. McAtee, regarding a water right for
irrigating purposes, was on trial, when At
torney General Churchill and District At
torney Buch became engaged in a quarrel
which led to blows, and while the officers
were attempting to restore order, McAtee,
defendant, drew a knife, rushed upon a
man named Moore, seventy years of age,
and inflicted a fatal wound, then turning
upon C. "W. Beach, late editor of the Pres
cott Miner and son-in-law of the plaintiff,
Kelsey, stabbed him in the neck. Then
made a rush for the court reporter and was
about to plunge the knife into him, when
Beach drew a revolver and sent a ball
through McAfee's spinal column, inflicting
a mortal wound.
Rev. Bobins'on, pastor of the Methodist
Church at Pepin, "Wis., and C. H. Conans,
principal of the High School, broke through
the ice on Lake Pepin, recently, and were
Samuel "Wilson who was employed in
the City Milling Company's building, in
Kansas City, was recently caught in the
machinery and so frightfully mangled
that he died in a few hours. He was
twenty-six years old and left a wife and
child at Bosedale.
The eleventh annual session of the Na
tional Butter, Eggs and Cheese Association
was recently held at Cincinnati. The
President, in his address, stated that the
annual value of tho butter product of tho
United States was $352,000,000, the cheese
product $3G,000,000. 'Eggs and poultry
amounted to about the same.
Lizzie Lynch, eighteen years old, who
had separated from her husband and was
desperately smitten with anothor man, re
cently committed suicide at Springfield,
Mo., from jealousy because she imagined
he smiled upon one fairer than she.
In the Circuit Court of tho United States,
at Denver, Colo., recently, the United
States filed an amended bill in the Mexican
land grant suit. It sets forth that tho
original Mexican grant was 97,000 acres,
and in 18C9 or 1870 a survey was made, and
tho original boundary fraudulently en
larged to include 1,500,000 acres of New
Mexico and nearly 300,000 in Colorado.
Objection was made, and in 1S77 the case
was decided by tho Supremo Court, in
which those interested thought it substan
tiated their claim and title, and was grant
ed them on application. Subsequent in
vestigations pointed strongly to the belief
that the land has been fraudulently ob-
( tained, and the present suit is brought by
the Government to vacate the title. It is
charged that two of Colorado's ex-United
States Senators were implicated in the
Frank Baird, an architect, was recently
killed by falling from a building near Syra
Hon. John C. New is working to have
the Republican and Democratic National
Conventions held at Indianapolis.
The Ohio Divorce Reform League was
formed recentjy, at Columbus, by a con
vention called by a State conference of the
several Protestant Churches. Quite a largo
number of ministers were present from
different parts of the State, and the organi
zation effected with officers as follows: Rt.
Rev. G. T. Bedell, of Cleveland, President,
with Vice-Presidents of prominent men of
other cities of tho State. In the evening
addresses were delivered by Bishop Bedell
and Dr. Hoyt,of Cleveland, and Rev. S. "W.
Dike, Secretary of the new Divorce Re
The committee on the erection of a monu
ment to the victims of the Newhall House
holocaust, of Millwaukee, on the 10th of
January last, have reached a decision to
build a shaft in the Forest Home Cemetery,
notwithstanding the request of the Catholic
Committee that half the fund begiven for
a monument in the Calvary 'Cemetery. The
reason assigned were that the subscription
lists all stated that the subscriptions were
for a monument in the Forest Home, n-nd
the committee considered the fnnd a trust
in their hands. They offered, however, to
allow any Catholic subscriber to withdraw
the money given in tho next twenty days.
In some quarters the feeling was said to be
a little bitter, but the majority of citizens
hold feelings of utmost kindness. The shaft
will cost three thousand dollars and be put
up in the spring.
Near Anderson, Ind., recently, John K.
Johnson was shot by Coleman Hawkins
and dangerously wounded. After the shoot
ing Hawkins returned home and shot him
self, dying instantly. Both were wealthy
farmers. The trouble arose from & dispute
about a ditch between their farms.
A. C. Atees, local ticket agent of the
CircLanati Northern Railroad, was arrested
the other night at Cincinnati for embezzle J J
ment. The next morning he made a des
perate attempt to kill himself while in the
station house. He cut his wrists with
broken glass, sharpened a lead pencil and
thrust it deeply into his neck, and then
used a pocket comb in an attempt to cut
The large packing establishment of F. O.
Sinclair & Co., at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was
partially destroyed by fire recently. Loss,
$100,000; nearly covered by insurance.
Richard BybeE. a young man of Slates
ville, Utah, blew into the muzzle of his gun
and tho gun blew his head off.
Judge Jenney, who killed James H.
Anderson, a few days ago, in a fight at
Lancaster, Ky., was acquitted.
F. H. Campbell, depot agent of the
Louisville & Nashville Railroad at Paris,
Tenn., was shot and killed by Frank Wil
Hams, the other day. Tho difficulty grew
out of the discharge of "Williams, who had
been clerking for Campbell.
TnE wholesale drug store of Pendleton,
Thomas & Co., at Nashville, Tenn., was
partially destroyed by fire the other morn
ing. Value of stock, $75,000; insurance
$57,000. Loss estimated at $25,000.
Three negro children were burned to
death in Columbia County, Ga., recently.
The parents went to church and locked
them in the cabin.
At Danville, Va., the other night a po
liceman attempted to arrest Green Miller,
who was beating his wife. Miller assaulted
tho officer viciously and was shot and fatal
Tire Fanners' Congress of the United
States held a three days' session at Louis
vi'e, Ky., recently. Tho President, Major
Thomasi J. Hudson, of Lamar, Miss., opened
the Congress with an address of some
length, setting forth tho demands and wants
of the agriculturists, especially urging the
appointment of a Commissioner of Agri
culture as a member of tho President's
Cabinet. Such officer, he said, could watch
our foreign relations in respect to this in
terest, which must ever bo tho greatest.
Ho would bo ennbled to secure to farmers'
labors better results.
Iris stated that prominent parties in
Texas will soon bring suit in the Court of
Claims at "Washington to recover tho valuo
of slaves during the late war. This action
will be based chiefly on certain clauses in
the State Constitution which were ap
proved and endorsed by Congress at the
time of the annexation, and which it is
claimed make the Government of the United
States liable for slave property. The plain
tiff in tho case was a strong and very pro
nounced Union man during tho war, and
tho proposed action is indorsed and will be
pushed by some of the best lawyers.
Nearly the entire town of "Williamson,
N. C, was recently burned.
James Underwood was1 hanged at Da?
danelle,.Ark., for tho murder of RoletJ.
Pendegrass, a wealthy planter of Yell
The Postmaster atMorganstown, W. Va.,
was robbed the other night, while going
home, of a tin box containing $340. The
thief grabbed it from his hand and escaped
in the darkness.
All the London papers indorsed the ver
dict in tho case of O'Donnell.
The German Foreign Office has issued
notification that tho port of Foo Chow
China, is infected with cholera.
Thomas Craig, President of tho Exchange
Bank of Montreal, (Can.), has absconded.
In Constantinople, recently, six hundred
houses, a Greek Church and four Syna
gogues were destroyed by fire. A snow
storm was prevailing at the time which
added greatly to the sufferings of the
Admiral Peng Yu Lin, at Canton
(China), has notified all foreigners that wai
with France is imminent, and he is massing
all available land and sea forces for the
protection of Canton. The Admiral holds
that Franco is answerable -for precipitating
the war, and warns neutral powers to ob
serve the treaty stipulations and rules of
Persons who signed the Anarchist
placard, calling workingmen to meet in
Paris, recently, will be arrested. Seven
had already been imprisoned.
Tiie Chinese Government rof used to with
draw or modify its claim regarding Ton-
quin. It prefers war to surrendering the
province to France. Large bodies of troops j
were continually passing Hong Kong for
tho Tonquin border.
Uusiness failures for tho seven days
ended December 7, in tho United States
Jid Canada, 307, against 242 tho previous
week. This was the most formidable list
rocorded in any week for years past.
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Representative Anderson, of Kansas,
has revised the Postal Telegraph bill in
troduced by him last session, and will soon
introduce it in tho House. By its provis
ions the Postmnster General is authorized
to construct, maintain and operate three
main lines of telegraph, the northern lino
to extend from Bangor, Me., to St. Paul;
tho central line from New York to Topeka,
and the southern from Baltimore to San
The Internal Revenue Collector raided
an illicit still in Somerset County, Pa., re
cently. It was on the farm of Jacob Peck.
The moonshiners all escaped.
Five men raided the town of Bisbee, Ariz.,
the other night and killed J. C. Tappiner,
J. A. Nolly and D. A. Smith and wounded
Mrs. Roberts. They then robbed a store
and left. The whole affair was the work of
a few minutes.
A dispatch from Austin, Tex., referring
to tho recent report of a suit soon to bo
brought in the United States Court of
Claims, by parties in Texas, to recover the
value of slaves emancipated during the
war, says: Governor Ireland, Attorney
General Templeton and several prominent
lawyers, who had been consulted, scout the
idea that Texas has any more claim on the
Federal Government than any other South
ern State. They consider the scheme a
very foolish one, and that if anybody is
engaged in it, which is regarded as doubt
ful, it is for political purposes.
The Prince of "Wales and members of
the Executive Committee of the late Inter
national Fisheries Exhibition in London
have conveyed to the American Govern
ment a special expression of gratitude at
the admirable manner in which the United
States effectively responded to the appeal
for co-operation at the exhibition.
Ben Brown, a colored waiter, was re
cently arrested for robbing the Eldridgo
mansion at Norfolk, Conn., of five thou
sand dollars' worth of diamonds and jew
elry and four hundred dollars in gold coin.
At "Washington, the other night, four
hundred persons sat down to a
quet, given by the Mexican veterans.
a tor Logan responded to the toast:
President of the United States. "
The Annisquam mill at Rockport, Mass.,
was recently damaged by fire to the extent
of $200,000. The mill was built in 1840.
All the United States Deputy Marshals
at Mobile, Ala., have been removed.
Hon. S. S. Cox and a number of other
Congressmen and prominent citizens called
on the President a few days ago and urged
him to take somo action in regard to the
summary conviction and sentence to death
of O'Donnell, the slayer of Carey, and if
possible prevail upon the English Govern
ment to commute the sentence, or at least
grant a respite. The President promised to
do all that be could legally.
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
About midnightthe other night Major Hol
singerof the Junction.in "Wyandotte County.,
was awakened by the alarm of fire. Hit
barn had been fired by an incendiary. The
barn, -valued at $1,500, Avas destroyed, to
gether with one span of fine mules, valued
at $500; four head of farm horses, valued
at $400; 1,000 bushels of corn, worth $400, at
the lowest price; a Durham bull, valued at
$300; 150 bushels of oats; one Surrey road
wagon, $300; one single seat buggy, $50:
mower and reaper, $70; thirty-five tons ot
hay, $000; together with all the tools, har
ness, lumber, etc., valued at $400; eight fat
hogs, worth $150, besides some minor losses.
He only had an insurance of $00.
Several Kansans, it is said, have an eye
upon the office of Surveyor General of
Arizona, recently made vacant by the
death of the late incumbent.
A colored man named. Smith, who was.
working on the Santa Fo's construction
train at Tecumseh, was recently fatally in
jured by a train passing over him. He had
a wife and six children.
All alone; the line of the Santa Fe Rail-
way, from Emporia to the west line of the
State, active steps have been taken by tho
settlors to secure their rights under the
recent decisions of Land Commissioner
McFarland, restoring over one million acres
of land to the public domain. It was re
ported that at tho Larned Land Office, in
i one week, nearly sixteen thousand acres of
these indemnity lands were filed upon in
i one locality, the trreater portion of which
' h:! bee" L-v',arti93 frIac.t"a! settlee
0. he bupreme Court tlecioed recently mat
a city in Kansas can levy an occupation
tax for the purposo of raising necessary
revenue funds with which to pay running
expenses. Tho decision was rendered by
Judge Brewer on a case entitled City oi
Newton et al. vs. T. B. Atchison et al.,
error from Harvey County, in which the
judgment of the lower court was reversed.
Judge Martin, of the District Court at
Atchison, rendered a decision recently on
what is known as the viaduct case a suit
brought by the City of Atchison against
tho Missouri Pacific and Santa Fe Railroad
Companies, to compel them to erect and
maintain a viaduct across their tracks on
Sixth street, that city. The caso had been
watched with great interest throughout as
determining the rights of cities to order
the construction of such viaducts. The
Judge decided that while the Legislature
has power to confer upon cities this right
to pass ordinances respecting such bridges,
it had not done so, and hence the motion
for a mandamus to compel the companies
to construct the viaduct was denied.
One night recently after a Santa Fe train
had gotten ten miles out of Newton, it was
discovered that Jerry Cone, a brakeman.
was missing. Tho conductor telegraphed
to Newton, where search was at once insti
tuted for the missing man. He was found
beside the track terribly mangled. He said
that as the train pulled out he attempted tc
board tho sleeper, but missed his footing
and fell, one car passing over him. One
leg was so badly injured that' amputation
below the knee was necessary. His right
arm was broken in several places and his
skull fractured. It was thought he would
Mrs. Isaac Hawkins, living in the north
part of "Wichita, was recently fatally
burned by her clothes taking fire. She was
burning trash in her garden at the timo,
and her clothes took fire from tho burning
pile. After great suffering she died. Mrs.
Hawkins was one of the early settlors of
"W. C. Jones, Warden of the Penitentiary,
made his settlement with the State recent
ly for tho month of November, turning into
the Treasury as tho amount of earnings for
tho month, $11,833.02, and drawing out for
jxpenses the sum of $10,000, leaving a bal
ance to tho credit of theStato of $1,833.02.
In reply to a letter from the Adjutant
General of Indiana, General Moonlight re
plied, favoring the plan for a meeting of
the Adjutants General of all the States
and Territories not later than tho 10th of
January, for tho purpose of a more thor
ough organization of tho militia of tho
Nearly one hundred claims, embracing
15,200 acres of land, wero taken at the
Larned land office on the 30th, in what is
known as tho "Indemnity Strip."
Tofeka celebrated its twenty-ninth anni-
versary recently with a social and banquet.
nf fi?li ! nTnnonr cnftloi-o f-TT tTirtiT or,
at which tho pioneer settlers told their ex
perience and talked over old times.
The livery stablo of "William A. Travis,
in Topeka, known as tho "Hotel de Hoss,"
was burned the other evening, together
with twelve horses, six buggies, a family
carriage, two phaetons and a valuable cow,
besides hay, grain, harness and othei
A colored laborer named Smith, was
recently badly mangled by being run ovei
by a train of cars on tho Atchison, Topeka
& Santa Fe road, west of Lawrence.
Frank Palmer, an engineer on tho Pa
cific, between Parsons and Sedalia, was
seriously cut at tho Belmont House in Par
sons by a drunken negro named Navasola,
the other night. Tho would-bo murderei
J. S. Jewett, of Sedgwick County, re
cently took to "Wichita twelve sweet pota
toes that weighed just one bushel, or fifty
Mayor "Wilson and City Marshal Coch
ran, of Topeka, have resigned.
The trial of S. D. "Witt, at Sedan, ended
in a verdict of guilty of murder in tho first
degree. He was charged with the murder '
of C. Barnhart last September. He
sentenced to death but took an aDDeal to t
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The barn of Mr. Groutman, of Shawnee ,
County, was burned recently, with five i
horses and seven hundred-bushels of oats.'
Buhqlars recently attempted to enter
tho store of Goldsmidt Bros., in Topeka,
when a young man who sleeps in the store
and believes in the "shot gun policy" in
such cases, fired at the intruders, one of
whom carried away a hall in his leg at
least that was the young man's story.
The wheat is said to look welL
A Kansas Crrr Times correspondent,
who has passed through large portions of
Harvey, Sedgwick, Marion and McPherson
Counties, says: This year McPherson leads
in wheat with 3,000,000 bushels, whilo Sedg
wick County leads in corn with -a crop of
6,000,000 bushels. There were innumerable
acres of fall wheat sown in the four coun
ties, exceeding any previous year. "Wheat
generally is looking well.
The City Council of Topeka recenth- in
structed the Board of Health to pro$.ecute
all practicing physicians failing to report
all cases of contagious and pestilential
The two-year-old daughter ot Mr. Shoppa,
df Pittsburg, recently drank some concen
trated lye and died in great agony.
As Albert Eckert was going to the Santa
Fe depot at Topeka, at an early hour the
other morning, he was confronted by two
aien, one white and the other colored.
Drawing their revolvers one of them said:
We want that red pocket-book you have
jot In your coat. Give it up." He gave it
ip. It contained 385. The robbers evi
iently knew their man, but all attempts of
jf&cers to get acquainted with the high
Farmers report that tho millet crop of
Lyon County yielded from two to four tons
per acre this season.
The disease known as "black leg" is said
Jo be raging in the south part of McPher
"THS REPUBLICAN PARTY MUST
Froai the eastern shores which bound us,
Unto th6 western Bea,
From north to south around us,
JLet us slnjf a vi .orygleo.
Ye Democratic legions.
All hail ye, hail, hey O;
It is written on our banner.
The Republicans must go.
The party of corruption,
Tho party stained with fraud,
AVill not retain their summit
With petitions unto God;
For their mission now Is ended.
And they're marchin? sure but slow
To the post or Camp Surrender,
For the party now must go.
With the Dorsey-Brady column,
Turning- on the golden stream, -
They may try to mount the summit.
But their hope' are all a dream:
For they've read the glittering- banner,
And their heads are bending low;
They have heard the awful sentence:
Tho Republicans must go.
. Their stars which glittered brightly
Along the starry route
Have raised tho cry: "surrenderl"
We'll turn the rascals out.
For they've gambled In high places,
And their record well we know;
Turn them back around behind us;
Turn them out and let them go.
Their bloody shirt is fading,
And they're groping now alone;
Virginia crushed their Southern hopes;
They have lost their brave Muhone.
They've failed to roidjust tho South;
They have no heart to crow;
Their bose3 now concede the fact
The party sure must go.
Postmasters sigh along the route,
And strive to hold the guards,
But the Democrats have shown their hand;
They hold tho winning curds.
And as their ship of power goes down
They waver to and fro:
They bid their pals a fond adieu.
And with tho party go.
F. A. IVciiner, in Stanherru (3Io.) Sentinel.
The Raginf? Mahone.
The Associated Press, it seems, has
already begun the political campaign
for 18S1. On Saturday it sent out
printed slips of an inflammatory ad
dress issued by William Malione, as
Chairman of the Keadjuster party of
Virginia, carefully sub-headed and
marked "For use in Monday's Papers."
We have not observed that the Associat
ed Press hs taken the pains lo send out
the printed slips of any of the speeches
of Senator Iia3'ard, or of ex-Speaker
Randall, or of Senator "Wallace, or of
any representative Democrat, If Wil
liam Mahone's tirade against the Dem
ocrats of Virginia is legitimate news,
the speeches of the Democratic orators
A more atrocious and infamous cal
umny never was uttered against the
people than this same libel on the white
people of Virginia just published by
William Mahone and distributed by the
Associated Press. It is simply a lot of
groundless and unfounded slanders
strung together in turgid phrase and
repeated over and over again to the ex
tent of four dreary columns. It charges
systematic murder and intimidation by
the Democrats, and professes a wonder
ful admiration for the colored people on
the part of Mahone and his fellow-Re-adjusters.
But how easily this enraged
and unscrupulous slanderer is answered
William Mahone and his party at the
time of the late election had control of
the entire State Government of Vir
ginia. Mahone's creature, Cameron,
was then and is now the Governor of
tho State. Mahone's lacke-s fill the
judicial offices of the State and control
the administration ot justice. Mahone's
tools were the majority in the Election
Boards throughout the State. The Fed
eral offices are filled with men of Ma
hone's own choosing, and the whole
power of the Federal Government in
Virginia was virtually wielded by Ma
hone. How on earth comes it, then,
that the ciflues which Mahone now
charges upon his fellow Virginians were
not prevented, or if they could not be
prevented that no steps are being taken
by Malione and his party to bring the
alleged criminals to justice? Why is it
that Mahone fails to name one single
murderer or to specify one solitary case
of intimidation? Why is it that Ma
hone's Governor failed even to make an
effort to protect the Readjuster voters
from the violence of which this con
temptible slanderer now complains?
There has been but a single murder
trial in Virginia which grew out of the
recent political canvass. That trial re
sulted in the conviction of one of Will
iam Mahone's own peaceful and an
gelic Readjusters of the killing of a
straight-out Republican negro. How
comes it that Mr. Mahone's vivid im
agination and inflamed rhetoric fail to
describe the only political murder in
Virginia of which" Mr. Mahone's courts
bear record? The other night while a
Democratic jubilee was in progress at
the Virginia capital several Democratic
negro organizations from the surround
ing country were in attendance. What
happened then and there? Why,
gangs of Readjuster negroes, inflamed
by the bloody instructions of Mahone
and his co-conspirators against the
peace of the State, assembled and as
saulted the peaceful and inoffensive
members of their own race who had
! come to participate in the Democratic
jollification. Uus occurred in the Dem
ocratic stronghold of the State and right
under the nose of Mahone's Governor.
Does this indicate that the .Mahone ne
groes were intimidated? Does it not
rather prove that the intimidation
was on the part of the supporters of Ma-
, '., .. , . ', -., , y
moD, tnc nauirai outcome oi Manone s
inflammatory appoals to his ignorant
followers, is not even mentioned in the
address which the Readjuster slanderer
has seen fit to impose on the country
through the generous aid of the Asso
ciatcil Press. If anybody is deceived
, by the excited, fantastic but malignant
statements of this culminator of his own
people, he must be as egrfegious an ass
as Mahone is an unconscionable politi
cal scoundrel. Earrisburg (fa.) Put
triol. A Solid South.
i Mahone and
Mahoneism have sue-
ceeded in making the
South most de-
cidedlv solid, but
not for President
Mahone's tactics beget murder and
rioting and the South has had more than
enough of such things. The Virginia
boss s efforts to sejure his own elevation
and to benefit President Arthur have
resulted ;n a down'all that will redound
to the benefit of m crv t-outhern State.
The kind of politii-s that such men ns j
Mahone pra ;tieed in Virginia and loody
Fort Pillow Chalmers attempted to
practice in Mississippi is dangerous in
the extreme to the peace and prosperity
of any community in any State and es
pecially so in the South.
Virginians, as true Southern people,
have good reason to rejoice because they
have succeeded in knocking such
methods in the head beforethey ob
taiaed a foothold, in the South. They
hare shown moreover that they deem
a " solid South" much preferable to a
section divided by the methods of such
men as Mahone and Chalmers.
If the corrupt Republican party hope
or expect to divide tho South, they will
have to select better tools than those
they have used in the recent attempt
The country has become acquainted
with this adventurer. He has been a
notorious and powerful quantity in Fed
eral politics because of accidental cir
cumstances. He got himself elected to
the Senate as a Democrat, with a dif
ference Irom the main party in the
State on the debt question. They were
were Flinders. He was a Readjuster.
So many readers forget facts that it
will be well to explain these terms.
The Funders maintained that all the
dfbt of Virginia not assessable on
West Virginia, which was cut out of the
Old Dominion as a war measure
should be funded, and paid. It "was
$45,000,000. The Readjustee main
lined that Virginia should pay only
$30,000,000, on the plea that that wai
all she could afford really because the
repudiation of $15,000,000 was "popu
lar. n The repudiation was softened into
the term "readjusting." Falstafl
called stealing "conveying." Mahone
got 30,000 whites and 90,000 negroes tc
vote for "Readjustment." Against il
100,000 whites voted. Tho Republicat
party in Virginia combined with th
Mahone whites to make two minorities
form a majority. All the time, Ma
hone said that, on all Federal questions,
he was a Democrat. He ran an elector
al ticket in 1880. Only the whites witr
him voted it. The Funders ran electors
of their own. The Republicans did. so,
too. Both distrusted Mahone. The
Funders won by a plurality. The vote
of the State went for Hancock. In the
18S0 canvass, Mahone urged the Dem
cratic National Committee to get tht
Virginia Democrats to join with him it
the canvass. He said he was as good s
Hancock man as an- of them. At the
same time, he secretly visited Garfield
atMentor for the purpose of a fusioi
with him only to be repelled.
When the Senate met, March 4, 1881,
there were thirty-seven Democrats,
thirty-seven Republicans, and two non
descripts, David Davis and William
Mahone. The latter sent word to the
Democratic caucus that he would vote
with them if he could dictate his plac
ing on committees. The party refused
hies A(1j-kfwl 4-vtwfn XT tK tinfyntmfnn
-.u .u it .i T- ..-
wiiu iuo xupuuui::iu: iuu uuuauiiuuu
of a fellow repudiator, Rntdleberger, tc
be Sergeant-at-arms, dictated his plac
ing on committees-, and voted with thai
party. The negotiation was effected
by Vice-President Arthur. It was the
most dishonorable pact ever formed in
politics. Ever since then, by having
a casting vote in a tied Senate, Ma
hone has been the master of the Repub
lican column there. The murder oi
Garfield enabled Mahone to have the
same hold on the Executive that ha
had on the Senate. Since Arthur be
came President, Mahone has effected his
plan of repudiation for Virginia, and
had it declared inviolable by the Repub
lican Supreme Court of the United
His course has been impressed on the
country. He has made his action in
Virginia that of an autocrat, with a pol
icy of larceny and tyranny. He grad
ually estranged every "considerable
leader who had led off with him. He
stung the honest Republican leaders in
to revolt. That left him only the men
without reputation among the whites
and the practiced scoundrels whe
worked on the fears and ignorance ol
the lower grade of blacks. After an
earnest struggle the Democrats have
united all the efficient honesty in the
State against him. It proved to be a
majority. The Legislature is against
him. He has yet two more years in the
Senate. His tool. Cameron, will be
Governor two years more; but that is
the limit of his power. This Legisla
lature chooses his successor. The State
has slipped away from him. His over
throw is the chief event for civilization
which has occurred in American poli
tics this year. It is a great rebuke to
; the Federal Administration. President
Arthur has sacrificed every principle ol
Civil-service reform to gorge Mahone
with patronage. He has reversed every
principle of Republicanism, as to honest
money, to sustain the Virginia repudia
tion. " He has condemned his Adminis
tration to dishonor in history by his Ma
honeism. Yet that utter badness is the
only affirmative and overt feature of the
Administration. Otherwise, it has been
a mere parasite on the spoils and in iti
action and policy, dull, commonplace
and tricky. Albany Argus.
Earning His Pay.
Mahone is equal to the emergency.
To revive the horrif ing stories of Bour
bon atrocities and strive to make a
solid North is his task. So he proceeds
to draw a startling picture of Bourbon
ruffianism. The Democrats of Virginia
are described as "screaming in threat
ening frenzy as fierce and Xcwildering
as the dance and song of the Carmag
nole in the days of the sans-culoUc."
Alas! We fear that with the raga
muffin followers of Mahone the "day3
of the sansc7doUc?, arc yet to come,
when the' lose the Federal pap upon
which they have recently fed.
Mahone is now seeking to earn his
pay from the Republicans by getting up
a cry of Southern Democratic persecu
tions and murders, as political capital
for the campaign of 1884.
What folly! The citizens of the
United States have intelligence. They
read the news and know the true condi
tion of the South. The negro popula
tion, respected when they behave them
selves, arc well treated by their white
fellow citizens. They are beginning tc 1
profit ny education and are acting more
and more every year in hannon' with
the whites in political matters. The
Mahoncs can mske no mischief of any
extent in the South. All the Republic
an press can not mislead the people of
the North tiny longer in regard to the
condition of the Southern States.
The next Presidential campaign will
not De fought under the banner of the
bloody-shirt. The dishonesty of Re
publican officials can no longer be
hidden under ghost stories about the
Ku-Klux Klan. The people arc not
fools. They know that the South is re
covering its prosperity, and that like
the rest of the country it onlr needs the
advantage, of economical gave -.Timent, a
cessation of t orrupt jobs and a decrease
of the public burdens to be restored
to its old position.
tlio Snnth ii'Mnfa n nhnnr(
National Administration," and
whv it will find an allv in the Nort i de
spite the ravings of Mahone and the
ghost stories of the Republican press.
AT. Y. World.
The Oregonian bewails the lot ol
girls in Portland who work at sewing
from morning until night at from four
dollars to six dollars a week rather than
take higher wages and do housework.
"There is," the Oregonian says,
"among the poor toilers a false notion
thaf in abandoning the occupation of the
shop for those of the household there Is
a step downward in the social scale."
The first marriage, the first birth
and the first death in Pierre, D. T., oc
curred on the. same day. Not in the
ame family, .however.
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Disraeli asserts that? the wortt
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Captain Fudge, commander of a mer
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time of Charles IT., who, upon his re
turn from a voyage, ho.wjill-fraughfr
soever hjs ship was,, always brought
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