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WICHITA. TlirUsHAV. JlKO. :, l!Ti
The suiuli-pjx is prevailiiij; to an
uiat-min; ti:ul in hi. Louis. Some
IV v cae are ruiiirtcil in SediiHa anil
A proposition has been submitted to
the voters of Lyoli county to vote
bonds for the const ruction of the Kan
sas City, Ottawa, Kmporiu, and Wal
nut Vallcv railroad.
J. F. Joy has been notitied to close
the land department of the Missouri
Kiver, Fort Scott and Gulf railroad by
the land leaguers, and warning all per
son from purchasing the lauds of the
company, threatening by hanging, if
Mr. Fa gau, of the Atchison, Topeka
mid Santa Fe road, informs the Atchi
son Champion that from August 1.0th
to Xovcinbcr21t, inclusive, the Atch
ison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad
""handled 4,618 cars of cattle, of which
3,187 came from Wichita.
Gen. McDowell has been appointed
major general in place of Gen. Meade,
and ordered to the department of the
south. Gen. Hancock is ordered to the
department of the Atlantic. Gen. Ter
ry will take cammand of the depart
ment of Dacota, vacated by Gen. Hau
cock. The committee appointed to investi
gate the outrage committed on the
Tcxa border by the Mexicans have
finished their work, and report the
losses sustained by different citizens
of Texas amounting to about. $30,000.
mid recommend the payment of
Speaker Plaine denies writing a let
ter favoring the restoration of the law
which provides for the meeting ofcon
," in March succeeding its election.
It is also reported that most of the mem
bers ofcongret-s who have arrived in
Washington are opposed to its being
D living the Boston lire a flock of
ducks passed at a great height over
head, and the light reflected from their
plumage made them appear as lire
balls passing rapidly through the air.
Many .who saw them culled them me
teors, and likened them to the balls of
lire said to have been seen in the
northwest during the great fires in
An effort, will be made by the dele
gates of Jewell county to the Western
II. It. 'convention, that meets on the
lltli hist., at Solomon City, to organ
izt'ii company for the purpose of build
ing n road from Wichita via Salina,
I.indpy,I$eloit,aud Aurora to intersect
the Union Pacific at, or near, Fort
Kearucy, Nebraska. crossing several
east and west roads already in active
operation, and to connect with our
projected east and west road, which
will soon be built, giing them the ad
vantages of the coal fields of the south
eastern portion of the state, and an
outlet to the gulf.
TlTE OSAGE CHRONICLE.
The above paper is one of the oldest
in the state. Its establishment dates
back almost to territorial times. Mr.
Chalfaut, its present editor and pro
prietor, is making it one of the very
bci county papers in the west, its po
litical and local colu'mns representing
leal worth and -thought. The clean
face and neat appearance of the paper
generally is hard to beat. Mr. Chal
faut deserves much praise for the en
terprise he has shown. Soon after he
tbok the Chronicle real hard limes set
in, and in addition a local light, not
withstanding which he put in new
presses and r.ew material and implor
ed his office in many respects. When
times do revive to what thry have
been in lltiiiinganic in the past, the
Chronicle will become one of the lead
ing papers 1:i the state.
03 AG ELANDS.
An cxtcntion of time for pre-emption
on the Osage diminished reserve
and Osage trtiit lands is very much
needed, as the time for proving up the
lands is near at hand. In one short
month more the time will have, ex
pired. The laud is taken up by
parties who are, poor, the great major
ity of them being men who came
to this country and took claims confi
dently expecting to be able to earn
enough money asiuc from their living
to prove up, but they being uiiacqaint
cd with the niniu drawbacks and
hardships incident to a fronteerniati's
life, have been sorely disappointed.
The country being new and no market
for their surplus produce, those that
have any find themselves unable to
raise the money. This class of per
sons are not few in numbers, but a
p-eat majority of the settlers on the
reserves arc .in-this condition, and it
will be impossible for them to prove
up their land before the 1st of Janua
ry, 1873, unless they borrow the money
at an exorbitant rate of interest,
whicli will result (inallyjn their losing"
their lands by their falling into the
hand of speculators and money loan
rr.5", who are here for that especial pur
pose. The question is, who are honest
ly entitled to the lands, the poor set
tler who moved on the land with the
intention of improving, of making it
his home; or the land speculators and
money loancrs," who' are waiting impa
tiently for the time to expire so that
they can lay their greedy hands upon
the m ? The government brought the
lands into market for the former, and
by extending the time for one more
year all v. ill be able to save their lands
by raising anil selling their products,
as the- demand is increasing daily by
heavy immigration into and through
the cotintry.and the nearvrapproach of
railroads, some of which will be
quite up to the reserves by that
time. It is estimated that at the least
calculation there are five hundred fam
ilies in the counties of Sedgwick and
Suu-.ncr that will be unable to save
tl.oir laud iiiilcKK the lime is extended. '
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Th tunc was cxtcuded cart of the mi- j
lidiau for the fame reason, and we. '
liavciio tloulit but that the Mine rcenlt
... . . . ..e
can DC accomiiliBiictt ail tai mui n-
lorion ine. pun oi uioseuirceiij iiuti- put in the jiba that they had a ri-;ht to stantial citixen. ot the livliot and the recent importation of some htr-e-cstrd.
And what it? done, must bo done vote uutler tin-14th am'cmjineut to the most ;o-iih-atl young city in the -tale, from Ohio. Five hor--e- hipKti to
ii:iiL"Jb(clv. fidcral eo:t-thutiou. Duilu Call. ' ' . this po'nt a few days ajro frota the
HORACE GREELEY DEAD.
Another of ilu irieat men of tin na-
tion has pitted away, another groat
anil leaiiinjr niiinl of our beloved conn
try ha een-cd to act. another great
li-'ht of the nineteenth century has
jroneout. The tinv wires on lat Fri-
dav night Hushed throughout the
length and breadth of this land, to a
million homes, the sad intelligence of
the death of a man who had spent a
whole life in faithful, unselfish work
for his fellow man. He who lately
tilled so prominent a place in the
thought of this nation has made his
final exit. We will henceforth recol-
lect of him naught but good. Of that
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: will take volumes to speak. He "' --..-. i.-i. - -Iv
wronged none, while his life ' olIel, and the following text books
hid were spent for the highest I t-,l : "McGiilTy's readers and spellers.
anil mind were sue
good of all. He died conscious and
peacefully on last Friday night at 5:50
p. m. After the long and severe pres
idential fight had been ended, and af
ter he had given up the partner of his
bosom she who had stood by him in
all those years he announced to the
millions, who will now mourn his loss,
that he had again buckled on jiis ar
mor and was again going forth to bat
tle for the people and their rights.
Rut, alas! the strain had been too
great. His last sad words were: "The
country's gone, the Tribune's gone
and I am gone."
It is hard to realize that this great
champion of the right, this unselfish
friend of Immunity this man who had
taught the world that the power of
the press is greater than the power of
the throne is yon., so f.ill of life and
vigor but yesterday. Of him, of his
great head and heart, we will .iHak
more fully hereafter. Of the thousands
of tributes that will be paid Wis memo
ry we will publish s.mif tiling as we
gather them from our exchanges.
Horace Greeley was bprn at Amherst,
N. II., in 1811. In 1325 he entered a
printing office, and in Aig;:st. 18D1 bt
gan his career in New York as a jour
neyman printer. In 1831 he started a
literary journal called the -Ye Yorker,
but after several years of hard labor
and no return, he abandoned that en
terprise. In 1S11 he commenced the
publication of the New York Tribune,
and succeeded in establishing the most
widely circulated and most influential
political newspaper in the United
States. In t848 he was chosen to till a
vacancy in the 30th congress, and
served through the short term preced
ing Gen. Taylor's inauguration. In
1861 he visited Europe and subsequent
ly published an account of his travels.
Horace Greeley is also the author of a
book entitled, "A History of the Strug
gle for Slavery Extension or Restric
tion in the United States from 1787 to
1856," which was published in 1856.
"The Great American Conflict,"' pub
lished in 1864 and 1967, is another of
Mr. Greeley's works. A-ide from
these he wrote in 1833 an autobio
graphy entitled ItecoIIeetions of a
Busy Life." During the struggle, for
freedom in Kansas, Mr. Greeley visited
this state, and at 0.-sawattomic, in
1859, addressed the territorial conven
tion called to orgi::i7.c the republican
pai ty in Kansas. This speech of Mr.
Greeley's before the Ossawattomie
convention wa3 characteristic of the
man. It was powerful, loylcal and
more than all, timely. It organized
the friends of freedom. It. solidified
and consolidated opposition to slav
ery, and of all people who mourn his
loss to-day, none will mourn it more
deeply or sincerely than those Knusau
of the old Free State Guard, who par
ticipated with Mr. Greeley at the birth
of the party of freedom in Kansas.
His subsequent advocacy of the rights
of man through the columns of the
New York Tribune taught the people
of the state to look on him as their
truest and foremost champion.
In May, 1872. Horace Greeley received
the no-i'i ation for the office, of presi
dent, from the. Cincinnati co. .entlon,
ami the history in, results of the polit
ical ca;VnS9 which followed are too
fresh within the recollection of onr
readers to call for comment.
THOSE R. R. TAXES.
Sedgwick county has ued out an al
ternativ.' writ of tiiaiidamii to compel
the clerk of Harvey county to levj a
tax for the payment of a portion of the
interest on the bonds voted by the old
Sedgwick count v. to aid in the con
struction of the Wichita & Southwest
ern railroad. The matter will be
heard before Judge Hrowu, at his
home, Dec. 5th. yeirton Kaitsan.
So strong was the desire of a large
portion of the citizens ot Harvey coun
ty, especially of the citizens of New
ton, for a county organization, and so
willing were tliey to asutue a portion
of the indebtedness, that already at
tached to a portion of the territory out
of which the county was constructed,
that we are surprised that her author
ities should so soon attempt its repu
diation. We are inclined to think that
a majority of the people of this county
would move, to get their territory back
rather than pay the entire indebted
ness of the original county. In the or
ganization of Harvey county, territory
not alone was given up, but a young
city of no mean pretentions, and twenty-live
miles of the main line of the A.,
T. Jfc S. F. K. K., that is worth from
six to eight thousand dollars per mile
per annum for taxable purposes. This
last road was built without local aid,
and we are indeed surprised that onr
friends in Harvey couuty should now
refuse to pay her joint proportion of
the bonds issued for the building of
the branch road, which portion lies
within the limits of, and will be taxed
for the benefit of. that county.
The. law creating the county of Har
vey sax s she shall doit. That act we
submitted to Judge T. C. Sars and
.Judge J. D. Snoddy before it became
a law, and it was their judgment, after
careful deliberation, that the law was
not only constitutional but etlective
and valid in every particular. So we
believe, and so we believe will the au
thorities of Harvey find out. But
more an on.
Rocu FU5TKK. Xn v. '20. Tin ex mlna
lion of Susan D. Autlioiiv ami fourteru
other fomaloc, cliari'ed with voting;
contrarv to law. roiuuioiiced this fore-
noon wiore L.tomniiionoraiorrf.
Mr. Pound apnotti-ed tor the frovern-
Im.llt Hlul Jmlfte ..j,, nit, M - Van. (
horklft for Hit drfrndants. Officers!
connected vvith the elections were ,
cu'nm ts til w!ml f i-tni-nii-...! Tint il.-
f(.l)(JcIt8 .j.Hiiitlc.l the facts alle-'ed and
CiiiiriOiiI.-ncf tbr Eagte.
distinct so. 16.
This district lies in the eastern part
of Payne township. i three mile
square and well settled. Mr. 15. F. I.u-
per mm i-iiiiig.- ":s-ci.ih mv i
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sea.on, and received thirty dollars per
month tor Ins services. A house lSx-O
was erected last summer. It is pleas
antly located, well built, well sealed,
and supplied with blackboaids. The
addition of some curtains, especially
for the windows on the west side of
the house, would not only make the
room more pleasant, but prove a source
of comfort to both teacher and schol-
i ar. 1 wentv-seven scolars were en
Hay's arithmetic, anil Monteith'sgeo;
raphy. The general deportment of
the school was good, the recitations
very fair, and the teacher, though lack
ing somewhat in experience, labored
faithfully, and acquitted hiuiseli in a
manner satisfactory to his employers
and the pupils under his charge.
district no. 30
lies in the north-west corner of Lincoln
township. In extent of territory it is
the same as the above. At the time of
our visit no school house hail b.-en
erected in this district, though we be
lieve one is in process of erection at
this time. A house was rented for
this purpose and a three mouths school
taught, during the summer, by Mr.
Li.zic Peuland. There w ere enrolled
twenty-four scholars. Many of these
were small and not very far advanced,
but all manifested a good degree of in
terest in their studies, and rendered
prompt obedience to the requirements
of their teacher, whom they evidently
very much respected. The follow ing
were the text books u-ed : MeGuIIyV
readers and spellers, ItujV arithmetic,
Moutei Ill's geography, Goodrich's his
tory and Pinneo's grammar. We hope
the latter may hereafter give piace to
In closing my h.'oors as superintend
ent I would thank the people of this
county for the courtesy and kindness
they have shown me in all my official
and social relations with than, and
the prompt manner in which all, and
school officers especial!) , have second
ed my ell'orts to advance their respec
tive schools. The cor.'.ial friendship
extended to me by teachers and pupils
shall not be forgotten. To the editor
of the F.AGM: we would express our
thanks for the liberal manner in which
he has extended to us the columns of
his paper for the advancement of our
school interests. This worthy paper
should find its way to every fireside in
Sedgwick county, not only as a herald
of the news of the day. but as a potent
educator of the age. Our educational
interests are now entrusted to lion.
Albert Emerson, and we hope he will
receive the co-operation of all in the
discharge of the important duties of
his position. V.'ji. C. Litti.k.
Corropom!iicP vf the I.i!e.
R. R. MEETING- AT V7ZZJLH:
A large and enthusia-tic meeting of
the citizens of Wellington was held at
the court house last Saturday evening.
Matters of interest to the county and
Southwestern Kansas were considered.
G. P. Garland and C. If. Godfrey were
elected delegates to attend the conven
tion at Solomon City, on the lJth inst.,
and instructed to confer with the A.,
T. &. S. F. railroad officers regarding
the extension of the Wichita branch to
Wellington. Resolutions were passed
favoring an (Mist and west road, and
preliminary steps taken to organize a
board to look after the gener.il and
particular interests of Sunnier county
on railroad matters. Other meetings
will be called at an early day, and the
people are becoming ftslly alive to ,uc
importance of ec':,-ni(rn rnmtiletesvs-
'" til railways for the great South
west. C. C. HUTCHINSON.
C. C. Hutchinson, of Reno countv,
is banking " under the name and style''
of the Reno County Bank. Just how
II. stands pecuniarily vie kon't know,
(his character is good enough backing,)
but we do know that he is perfectly
solvent in the matter of practical ideas
concerning his portion of Kansas. He
has just been returned to the houe,
and if Western Kansas can shown bet
ter man for the position we u ill chron
icle the fact gladly. If the state could
assemble one hundred as good legisla
tors as C. C. Hutchinson each year, its
interests would be better promoted
than they could be by the building of
a dozen railroads.
The above deserved compliment of
one of the most practical and promi
nent men in Southwestern Kansas we
clip from the Emporia A'er.v, and we
take pleasure in endorsing every word
and idea contained therein.
Newton. Kan., Dec. 1, 1882.
M. M. MninocK, Esq: Friend
Marsh: Enclosed please tind 2 to pay
for my F.aui.k. Were it not tax-paying
times and money so scarce I would
take two copies of the Kaoi.i: for my
own reading. As it now i 1 can never
get hold of my Eaui.k long enough to
read it through on account of the bor
rowers. The letter of Eli bimpsou, in
last issue, was read by nearly all with
great interest. I he bankable portion
of the letter caused considerable mer
riment among citizen- and merchants.
J. B. DlCKKY.
Open up a set of subscription books,
Mr. Dickey, and every man who wants
to borrow the Eaoi.i: compel him to
subscribe or to go away with his curi
Earthquakes are not uusually con
sidered welcome vi-itors, but the citi
zens of Lima have had oeca-ion to re
joice over a timely shock in the early
part of last mouth. The sluggNh Pe
ruvian congress wa? so frightened bv
the subterranean grumbling that thev
linisheil tin iusines in about twoiiave i general who was once a democrat. and
and hastened home. An earthquake a president who can afford, to liniar
evcrv February in Topeka might bring tial. The Enquirer favors voting for
invaluable I clfcfto the to-uuii-h rov- , Greelev and Urou u. and conclude by
erned people of the state of Kanus.-
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lopeka lit cord.
That is a pretty smart turn, but
however invaluable such shock, in
February might prove to the people of
Kansas, it would cause hungrv famine
to gtaiK auioaa 111 tne .ireci oi iope-
J. M. Steele, of Wichita, was elected
mil road as-essor of the 13th judicial
llistllct liv a iiii-..it- nr' I..sffl to J?.t!i1
Friend Steele is a popular, live, sub-
X::v Yoi::c, Nov. 30. Thefeclmgin
this city in all ciiarters is one of deep
sorrow at the death of Greeley, which
i? universally regarded in the light of
a national .-alaiiiitv
Accotuitt published of Mr. Greeley's
' . . ... .
la-t moments repreeut niui a, having
been conscious during the day. As is
usual in cases of lunamation ot the
brain his physical suffering wa ex
tremely slight", but increased and the
morbid action of the mind was evident
from his exterior manifestations. At
half-past five o'clock a family friend,
known as Auntie Law-son. entered and
annroached his bed. Mr. GrcClcv Was
then aroused by a lneiid. who asked :'
Do yon know who tin is." H0 fee- I
bly said. - es, stretched up hihainl 1
auu men reiapeu nun ins ruicrici lie
was asked. "Do you know that you arc
dving ?'" and in the same manner, with
out tremor or emotion, he answered,
"Yes," again. When asked if he re
cognized Mr. Itejd, lie looked up with
immediate recognition, and lifting his
hand, grasped Mr. Ileid's feeblv and
said distinctly, "Yes." When asked if
he was prepared, he laid his band upon
his breast, but without otherwise re
plying, and returned to his semi-conscious
slate, I) ing with clo-cd eyes,
and hands sometimes twitching ner
vously, but generally still. At half
past six he moved uneasily and began
to mutter indistictly something which
the friends around liiui could i.ot catch.
His daughter, Ida. Mr. and Mrs. Stew
art, Mr. Carpenter. Dr. Choate, Auntie
Lawson. were all in the ror m anxious
to hear his iasf words. Mr. Greeley
indistincth murmured f..r awhile and
at last feebly said, "It is done."
There was no evidence of pain in his
last moments ; the face hardly chang
ed, onh settling into a look of perfect
peace. Dr. Choate was bv the bedside
and putting his hand t, Mr GifceIe'sL.llt cclllirv a relIiarkable ,-diiious
oca.., sum, -i.e :.'. e imi . s
ui'ii: uil'uu ajiu turn m u;iii iciiiutui
in the pallor, w hile a few fiicnds re
mained t wati h beside him. During
the day crowds gathered at the Tri
bune office anxiously inquiring for the
latest news fioin the patient. Sinclair,
at 3 o'clock, received a dispatch an
nouncing the alarming condition of
the deceased, and an hour afterwnrils
one leading "Come iminediateK or all
will l,e over." He then started for
Pleasant villi, but did not give thepnb-
I.c the news lie had received, the
crowd remaining till late, when the
news of Mr. Grei-lej's death became
general throghout the city. Last night
it was the subject of talk at all the
lintels and clubs, and regret was every
Almost the entire city mourns the
death of Mr. Greeley. On the public
buildings-, hotels, "new-paper offices
and many private residences flags are
suspended at half mast. The feeling
of grief is not confined to the p.er-onal
friends of the deceased. A prominent
republican in Park How. was the first
to hang out a flag, appropriately drap
ed. v lU-
Xi:v York, No . 30. l)..vid North,
of Roudout, New York, oneof the four
rcni'iiuiug survivors of the Missouri,
who have arrived in New York, nar
rates a very harrowing story about
floating about at sea in an open boat.
lie and his companions had to lock
their legs under the seats and clasp
arms to keep from being wa-hed over
board by a heavy sea. They were
without "food for many days. The boil
er man. Mark Anthony, went crazy
the first day. Win. Stein, the barber,
afterward died, and then Starr, the
porter jumped overboard. From that
time the boat was surrounded by a
shoal of sharks. Thomas Kagnti, of
the live who were left, on the morn
ing of the fourth day while desciibiug
a splendid entertainment which he
once attended, suddenly t'ell and died,
lie wa thrown oerboard and immed
iately grubbed by the sharks.
Ni;w Yoiuc, Dec. 1. Washington
dispatches say that many of the wv-t-ern
members are disappointed with the
civil sci". ice outlook.
The house judiciary committee com-;
nleled the Uelaliax liive-tigatiou lie
fore leav ing Kansas, and the evidence
has been seTil to the printer.
The principal department reports. I
including that of the postmaster gen
eral, secretary of w r.i; and secretary of
of the int. rior, are printed in full in
the New York p-ipers this morning.
San FjANCi.sfO. D.c. 1. The Mo
doe Indians having refused to go on
the Klamath re-erv ation. The mutter
was referred to the iiiit'rnrj ihori
ties. On the '2al. ,,.. Major Jackson,
..in eonipanv B of the tin-t cavalry.
in ail :'.-i men. leti I'ori iviauiaui nr
i-,o camn of the Mod. e oir tie
mouth ol Lost r:v v. fr n, surround
ed the camp and requested an inter
view. The Indians wire told .that the
soldiers had not conn to tight them, but
to put them on the reservation. The
Mottoes relused to comply, ami were
ordered to lav down their arms, Dur- .
ing the parley, an Indian raised histin
itml fired at Lieut. Botitelle, but mied '!
his aim. ISonteii returned the lire and
killed the liidi-m. Instantaneously
fieri was tiring on both sides.
The battle lasted two hours and was .
desperate tight. One Mihlicr wa
killed and four wounded : two citizens
(Hoss and Handier) were killed ; fif
teen Modoc were killed and all the
women and children and many horses
captured. The Indians refloated to
the hills in the afternoon, but returned
and roinineuced tiring. At last ac
counts the light was still going on.
Washington, Pec. 2. tiotli senate
and hou-e commence session with
unusually full attendance. The weath
er was bright and mild, and the galle
ries were crowded. The house was
called to order at noon by Speaker
Blaine. The proceedings were open
ed with prayer bv Chaplain Butler:
roll was then called. The senate met
at noon, the vice president in the
chair. All the leading senators were
present. The chaplain in hi opening
prayer alluded to the death of Mr.
Greelev as that ot one whose pen had
given direction to public thought. He
had been a benefactor to mankind.
Hou-e vi-a- notitied of the -enafe's read
iness for buiness
Bai.timoki:,.Md., Dec. 1. Since the
death of Mr. Greelev, a number of tel
egrams bave been received in this city,
inquiring how the electoral college
in this state will cast its vote for presi
dent, and .suggesting a unanimity in the
vote by electors in the states electing
democrat's and liberal tickets. The
Maryland electors will have a meeting
to-morrow night and decide. The im
portance attached to the vote to becat
on Wednesday seems to be the bearing
it may haveona nomination four years
hence Hendricks' name is proposed
in all the telegrams received here. It
is suggested that the national demo
cratic committee should express its
Cincinnati, O.. Dec. 2. The Com
mercial this morning, in an article on
casting the vote for president by Gree
ley elettnr, says, in relation to voting
for Grant : lit any event the south i
not likely to lose anything by giving
its electoral vote to iv magnanimous
savnif;: "itie campaign -iia wen
f.iinrht. or llir lihir-il siib ill tin name
of (Jroelev. and tinder hi Has h? i !
entitled to o appear upon tin' pair
ofhisforv.' It he should not berotrd
for the electoral chroniclers tiftbe fu
ture would u:ilead rather than in
struct. Gaknittt. Kan.. Nov. SO. Private
advices av that twenty-four out of
sovetitv-tive Imr-es in one stable in Ot-
tavva. were taken with the epboofic
1nt rvrnill!f. Till disease is iM'la'Vt-il
to have been brought to this M-cfi.n by j
i pa-t and now n n farm a mile and a'
half south of Garnett, are all down
with the disease. Great consternation
' exists among farmers and all owner?
of horses, and alreadv bargains have
been made by pronriet'.r-. of omnibus
and express lines for oxen to be used
Toi'KKA. Nov. 30. In the U. S. cir-
citit court this morning, Hon. Mark H.
Delahay moved the appointment of a
committee to take suitable, action re-
latiVc' to the death, of Hon. Horace
Greeley. Appropriate resolutions
were offered expressive of the grati
tude of the people of Kansas to Mr.
Greelev for his services to the state
iiid nation. Hon. J. F. Dillon, pre
j,iiur justice, made a few impressive
remarks in which he alluded to Mr.
(;rce!ev as one of the noblest of Amer-
citizens. I he resolutions were
ed to be posted upon the journal
of the court.
Sax FnANCisco. Nov. SO. The K.
P. !?. R. Co. ha- almost completed
grading to Fort Craig. The Atchison,
Topeka & Santa Fe will reach the same
point in March next.
There are reports of further mur
ders in Arizona by the Apaches. Gov
ernor Safibrd has gone to visit Chief
The three-hundredth anniversary of
the establishment of PresbytcriauKui
was recently celebrated by the
churches of that denomination in this
country and England: and we gather
from the addresses delivered on that
occasion some interesting and valuable
statistics concerning the giowlh and
Strength of the church.
The PresbUeriau church has had
its nin-t efficient and extensive devel
opment in the United States since 1789.
. IllVtlt I llk -Shtbtftlhlatthftlft4 4 lliA Vlltdft
, liwak(:nill., wa .......jfested ill
far west, and it was resohedto cm-
iploy men of piety and talent, but with
out classical education, to preach. This
was objected to by the general assem
bly ; and the objection led to the seces
sion of the Cumberland presbytery
from the main body, and the founda
tion of a seperafe religious community
known as the Cumberland Presbyte
rians, which is iiow'quite iiuiiierousaud
influential in Kentucky, Tennessee and
other southern states. The disruption
of the niuiii church in 1833 is one of the
most interesting occurrences in the
religious annals of the United States.
The difficulties that led to it grew out
of the difference- as to the powers of
the general a-scmblv in relation tofaith
and discipline. Two bodies were
formed one called the Old School and
the other the New School which con
tinued to act as different organization:,
until a reunion, to the great joy of
both parties, was effected in 1870."
The various Presbyterian bodies in
the United States embrace a popula
tion of -1.IWO.000. who, either as com
municants or worshippers, are associa
ted with them. At the eighty-third
general assembly, held in 1871 in Chi
cago, there were reported thirty-five
synods, 107 presbyteries, 5,61fi,
churches, 445,378 members. At the
general assembly of the southern
churches there were reported nine
synods, 8(10 ministers. 1,518 churches,
and 87.'2VJ members. The United
Presbyterians reported nine synods,
f56 ministers, 731 churches, and 71,804
members. The Cumberland prebytery
had under it 102 churches, with a mem
bership of 10218. The establishment
of the first presbytery at Wandsworth,
300 years ago, has always been looked
upon as an event ofthetirst importance
and in consideration id the extent and
solidity of the denominational growth
and succe-s of it- ministry, the occa
sion of tercentenary was a fitting an
niversary of the church. Cumuiun
wcalth. Inundated Italy.
Tiie Loudon Times of the'.th, in an
editorial on the lloodi tu Llalysuys;
"Two-thirds of the province of Man
tua, and one-third of Ferara have been
'. -'!'' ";"' -M .aunl.es are
house ess. :l ,.,,. , t ...rrito-
l Ia-ina I.eg-.o and Model.:., are
tiooded. ..lore than '.M,Uv.o families
tiirned into lakes, on the sniface ot
ivi ich may be seen the tops of trees,
roots ot houses and lloatiug carcasses
of drowned cattle. X.it only solid
barn-, and substantial farmhouses pe
culiar to those districts, but even
churches have in many cases been una
ble, to withstand the violence of the
floods. .Many human beings have per-i-hed,
both of those who allowed them
selves to be caught within the lower
b"i!d::igs and of those who lied for
safety to the loftier edifices. Hardly
les wrctch'-'d is the condition ot the
siuviv ops. The cattle they have saved
from the flood are perishing for want
of fodder. The; tliruiselvesare thrown
for sustenance on the neighbors' char-
tv. I he harvests thev have latelv
garnered Jt:i'! the li"Ms thev have just
suwn are lf.it! waste. What was a
month ago the richest oi ;:laiiis, ., now'
a chaotic marsh, not unlikelv to bear
for many years the marks of a few
hours' bavoc. Nor ate the riivnjreo
limited to the lower lands of the l'o,
but all around is one vast level, and up
to the mountain side devastation ex
tends. The rivers are everywhere
breaking bounds, and waters are out
throughout the Peninsula. The dis
tress is immense, and threatens to ex
haust the ordinary resources of public
and private charitv. To repair the dam
ages done to the dykes in the province
of Monterey alone, during the present
inundation, it is estimated that 120,
000 will be required.
We were sorry to lcrn of the death
oi our esteemed friend, Mr. I). Page,
long a resident of this place. He died
at Wichita on the 9th inst., alter a pro
tracted illness and much suffering. His
departure was attended wit It entire
resignation, expressing to hi family
and friend- who watched at his bed
side a perfect williiignes. to enter the
realities of eternity, and sajil be be
lieved all was well with him. Enjoy
ing "the confidence of his fellow men.
! the highest esteem of hi intimate
friends, and the love of a cherished
wife and dear little daughter, he will
be iuis-cd from among them. We sy m
pathie with his bereaved wife and
little daughter in thus being left aioue
in tliMr new home and among stran
gers; but God "tempers the wind- to
the shorn lamb." Mr. Page wa 66
years of age, and was a native of Bing
hamtoii. New York. His death was
no doubt caused by falling from 111
wagon lat spring, as be never seemed
to overcome the injuries received from
that accident. KUUirado Timet.
A coiiiitrvman olirvetl a fraii; of
(larkics lalMirill: III lilt StrLel-, eacll
tvt'iirui; a iiuii .inn ciiaiu. in- .iskuii our i
U'llV tllOf 1 s 1 1 K . --fll I tlisil tj 111 tss" a
T keep jieoplc from -twilin-; it," saHl i
the darkey; "heap of thieves, about I
A teacher. caterhi-iii;r hi scholar,
put the nuesfion. "What vva- made io
jrive liht to the world?" "Matches,";
cried one ol the voun;tter, after a
c!.r..-f ...i..c i
G reelev will not have 1O.O0O ma tontv
in Ketmickv bv ih official cotuit. but
i about 9,CL). ThenniCTes-ioiiaIIeU-
tiou will be democratic without excep
tion. The Indiana hiilaiuri. Iia-vofetl to
iro into joint srs-iyn j.,r tiie clrctiou of
a UniUtl State? enator next Tue-day.
ilorton will Lv tin man.
, , TT ;; ; ,h,;. !
A vounir man who keen- a collection
oi iock oi nair oi ni lativ inenu' can
them hi- hairbreadth ex-ape.
When i the
. innnume liL-s. ft kin"'
( jnorillllir like a kinn.
When it ii raining
Said a nice old lady the other day to
a morning caller : ;Prav make your-
self.it home: I'm at houic mvself, and
wish you were, too."
Ar old ladv is itiilim-d to think that '.
a compass would be the best machine.
because she heard it had a needle with
The physicians to the emperor of
of China receive pay only for the time
when their imperial master enjoys
The attention of newspaper starters
is called to Cordova, Spain, a large
city which is without a newspaper.
Wholesale and Retail
J". IBL BLACK,
No. 25 Main St., Wichita, Kan.
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS!
Hnvinjr just rereirrd a large and well selected
tock of Groceries from the Kast, I am able to sell
NUTS, TOBACCO, CIGARS, Etc.
rTrrUrbii-li' Cjo, 'Iiy .tti Criit Sciltt f I
front of the djr.
Ill kiiicli of country produce Ul.cn in r.xcli ng,v
1!MI r:uii': of Flour conit.intly on hand.
J. II. BLACK,
L. w. c:r..A-:R,:K:,
Wholesale Dealer in
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
WINES, LiaUOSS, TOBACCO
zero, gg i.A.i:sr stscEE-:
HAKRIS & CO.,
Kwi the Ix'Jt
FRENCH AND E-NGLISH CLOTHS,
All the mwit fashionable rokU of threaon made
up in the Litest t) le.
I take thil mean) to inform my old patrons and
friends of Central, S.iilh.'rn and HonUiwe.lern
KuiH.n tint we are still on the "war paUi" and
are pri-purr to furnish any and every thing la
our line as cheap as the cheapest. Our stock is
And warranted as good as is in the market. I
h-He recently bought out
the riciuity of Topeka,
Which add. much to my facilities ia making op
Are acknowledged to lw the best ill the Mate.
I) II .Newton. J. S. Abbott, .James Mndrrs
and J I. Clark, genu-al caiivaniiig agents for
Southwest, rn Kanj
Ur.FhllllX'K The hnn.lrcdi who lne nought
of us in .Sedgwick and adjoining count I
I). It. KILIIOURN, Prop, j
Wholesale and IUUII Dealers in
Carpst Oil Cloths, lie,
& MAIN STIJEET. CO USER OFSECuND.
corner nuiiim yitcunu inniiuiiu ui,.
-McMEKKI.V k SON. Prop..,
XQICTII TOPEKA, KANSAS.!
X3F rte 'Rat to and from the C'ity.'CJ
; " rrz l
There vriii i- a m-eting of tfce skbideri of
the V sllev C entre Town rsimpanj- at the of
Martin, l-hlllip A t , Wirnita. JasaarT Oh,
KJ, at 1 n'eb-ck a m . f"ir the frj of eleet-
mg dtn-cu,rs to bh Taeanejes
UIAt tllATTN'EK, V rreH-
A lilitxir. Aig-ertarj
At l ta . tame lT and i-Isce- stve mii-
tM-d, the a-.n-Utt' Wilt meet i Si ari'rm. f
r wir.n io till vseae-j
UI.V UltlT.VKE, v i-resi
Jest t A raujr. .Vrtior rtcTrtarr ei
Who Wants a Home?
Jsnses K. Me4 vtHI 11 to haadred Urge res-
ilS .,. .. .d,r-,u,ri.jheritr. time.
to parties st aill IxuM vr in,'rie
u. partie wtw ajn wiw - im,T"ie ijie-
"WwfM riiaMe frr yrag rain eiwr- l
r .vior lrtslrs Very small rental
A - Vires "T E f ." WjeMia, r i -&
. OF THE SEASON!
By J. Karatofsky,
' I35T THE
A lull line of
LADIES' DRESS GOODS.
None equal to them in this market.
The Largest Stock of
STAPLE DRY GOODS!
The finest assortment of
The greatest variety of
All at the
OUR GENTS' FUltNlolHNG GOODS
Arsiinr.U'tlled livonrlintiM-ln Kau-iir
Q-I'a I iind Kre throe Kood-i before )oii iur
Wichita, Nov. 1.1, 18.2.
ALIIKUT Hf R1.
HESS &c C3ETTO,
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES,
SUGAR and MILK,
CHOCOLATE and FIGS,
FLOUR and HACON,
and TO II A CCO,
93 Ma'n Street, Wichita, Kansas.
T RICKEY liKOTUEKS,
Dm) era In Krtb
r-.Vear Corner of Third and il sin. -Ta
WlH.lesale ami Itital llealers ia
! GROCERIiS, PROVISIONS ad QU&5SWARE.
Frrii intoiett of tit CktU'tt Fimily Gmorin
We py cash and boy at the lowest Sgcres,
bene we can offer
Superior InduuctatE to Cottoaen tsi Dtalen.
jj-Call and see as. .to charge rwjTicJBgMr '
REESE & SAWYER.
Carpenters, Designers and Builders,
y 11 Afsia Sltt't, r reaer IttnfUt At ;
AH ts.irk eteeot-I is Use nsrft dar,I' sawi oexl-
m stjle, atvl srarraaled gtse atlsfsflosi s
llaos anl .-eifrraO'Xrf furnished. Jofcbtag of ;
all kinds dmr to order fnfa-Xj J
, - (
W. C- WEST, j
UOXTKAtTOU AND BUILDER!
Maiut's Iisjlis'e -4trv
OSf at Wt A
2tmJJ& w V4
Ir. II Owens tM V A M"1I Mlfee ttit
A et.!erl Isifci rnrtnmhift t Vtm gersl
t,rietieef iuiyeur uiT ti-rir vrw&-s.sl sr
triel taruxinn to Witw- umA etJirre reaa-
W' ",1W "-J" "" r"; M
Ocaja ler? w, Mslj. t-t, v stkts,
tyi U. i .i. -f
I . Xtir ! tureby jriTcn that the cnnarlnrretilp
Xuorr, A. C. Schnclt ixl l Z. Tlor. uipK-rthr
.firm name ureallrn. JJoorr A Co.," bat iwrn lhl
day Utv-olTttl by mutual enrnt. Th IxmUs ill
.rrraain in the IuuhU of A. A Moure, who will
pruaplly collect Ihe raotwu due the M rtra
without the aid ofthc law if poiMr, but with it
ir Becesaarjr. The coat-any Uablliiira h.uld
ttere be any) will be irwmitly settled by either
of the number of the old Urni.
A. W. CaLLEJS.
A. A. XUoKE.
1 Z. TAYLOR,
. A. U JtCHMUX.
Wichita, Kanji. Xot 3Mh, 1STS. x
Jioclee U hereby fires l&at the- coparroeTtkip
heretofore exUting between J. M Merle and (.
II. Smith, under the Brru name and style of Steele
Jt Smith, ia terebr diolrrd bv mutual roaarat.
The acknowledged indebtedness will be uaid by
J. II. Steele, successor of Steele A Sralli., and si
debU due said drm ill be liaid U J. X. Seel.
J X. STKKLt:.
ii. U. SXITH.
Wichita. Kansas, Not 7, 1ST J. tt-sg
U. S. T.AXD Orrics. f
Wichita. Kansas, lec S. Isji. i
Complaiut hat iu been entered at thUoincebr
IaUh Lancaster aalmt Nathaniel Kruue.tr fur
adverse Osa;re Itliujt No. ltiV!, dated Seiernber
U, 171, upon the south halfuf the southeast quar
ter o. section il and the north halfor uorttteast
quarter ofsectiou 2-i. township SS south, nun
I east, in Sedgwick county, Kansas, with
a view to the cancellation or said llllnif.
the said parties are herebr summoned to appear
at thisoince on the S, th day of 1 Vcrmber. 1ST, at 9
o'clock a. m . to rrH.nd and rurnlsb testimony
couccruini; said allrrrrd abandonment.
W S. JKXM.Vs. Kcfflstrr.
J C ICKl'KlrXU, Kecelrer Ji-
U S I.AXO OFFICE. 1
Wichita, Kansas, Sotrmberti, Is.i. J
Complaint having been entered at this ofTIce by
Ssiunel U. llixtdard against Thomas K. Speer, for
abandoning his homestead entrv So. all. dated
September 1., 1ST;, and against-Witliad Cotillh
ard. for abandouing his pre-rnilion ttllng No.
lSX-i, dated August l.i, 1ST1, upon the north-east
quarter section III, township i south, range 3 west.
cancellation of safd entry ; lite said parties aje
.M --nii..ii.hoHiiT, nmiNH, wun s virw io me
lit-n by summoned to aprar at this nfUce on the
l.tliiUyoriecemtcr. Ir.i, at I j o'clock a. m., to
lsihl and furnish testimony concerning said
allegi d abandonment.
W JKNKIMS, Register.
J. a KKIr'!KI.I. Kecelter 0-4
U S LoDOmci, WiuiiTj., KtiaH, I
Complaint having been ent. red at this oilier by
John IV. Whillxck again! Ultimas Northrop
for trauduleiit homestead entr) No .UtJ, dated
Oct -'th, l.s(;, uijn the southeast quarter of
section Ji, township iV south, runge a we.t, in
Se.tcwick count. Kansas, with a view Io the
cancellation of said eulry. the said parties are
hereb. summoned to aeptar at this otn.-e on the
s) oi iHctnincr, l.Ti, at llo'clucKa. m,,l
rvoiid ami fuiuish testimony couceruiug said
VV S JKNKINS, Ueglster.
J. C UKIIKIKI.n. Keceiver
i.i-41 1'r's lee H, not paid.
V S I.air. Orrics:.
Wichita, Kansas, Nov 3, la.i.
Complaint ha, lug been entered at tins otlice by
1'ntric Conrot against John 11 t'rantx for aban
doning his liomesL ad utr) No a.., daled April
II, In.., upon the south hail ot the northeast quar
ter ol section .10, tow uhlp tl south, range a west,
in Hire count), Hans, with a view to the
cancellation ol uld mil). Hie said palties are
her. lit all turnout. I Io apiear at this oiuce on the
13th .lav l U.c.mb.r, lr,;,at loo'elock a. M , Io
res(ftMi aud lurutsli Lstiiuoii) ouiica ruing said
W ,v JI.NKI.N.s, Kegistrr.
J C KKilr'IU.D, llicenvr ,.
Li s Lau Outer, 1
Wichita. Itan.as, Nor II, I til J
Complaint having been tutrrrd at this ..nice b)
lloiac. t. Matthews against John V Kliiuet tor
adterse Uage uliug No tu.( ilut.it April
1., ldTi, tiH)ii the southwest .pi.irtei of section
2, lomuhip XI south, range i west, in ."eljc
Mick conni), Kau.aa, llh a view Io Itie c.n
cellatloii l aid eulrt , the paid parlies ale hereby
siiintnou. d to upja-ar ..I this oiuce on thetthilty
ol.lauu.iry, Is7., at l.o'ihxlk a m , to reapuiii'l
aud lurul.h le.llmouy roncernlog said all. grd
abaii.loumelil VV . S J 1..NKI.NS, llrgiati r.
J. C ICKOrll.I.Ii, Itecelver J..-It
U N IMVM0't--tK,'
Wichita, Kansas, .Nov.mber J, l,a )
Complaint having be. n nlvrnl at Hill nlileeby
Joseph llioMii'viiiagnlu.l Inliu IVrl.Mnjn. for
Hbiiinloulng his Hum. -ttul entry t, dslr.1
Nov. iiibi-i I., i. , upon the iiorlli-wist irac
tioii.il ipi irl.-r section is, towuhlpis.i.illit rauge
i enil, lu .sedurtt ick count t , Kansas, ttllliatl.w
to the t-aiirellalloii of said entry ; the said parties
are her.bj suiiimnurd to appear al this olilce on
the I.ith day uf H.f. llll.er, IS,', al 'j or lock a m .
to rMBpond and rurnUli t. stinioii) coiicetniugsaid
W Jr-N'KINS, Ite.l.ter
J C ICKIIclKMl, Uereher ssxt
s. I, sr.i i)ri-ic,
, Nov J.. IsTi
(complaint liatlux 1m-u enlere.l .f IhU wlhn
lit Mepllell II ll.ltllelil aKllll.t lirorgc VI. (irrett
Tor adverse tl ngr llllng So . IM, d itrd .Nov. '.o,
117-, Umiii the soiitliHe.t (piarter of sVcllon VI',
totttiMiip ' soulti, range .1 east, in lluller
counly , Kan.as, Hilii n view t the cancellation
of said enlr) , the eaid parties are hereby sum
moned o apiiear at this other on the i.th da) ot
Derrniller, isT, al il o'clock a lit , Io res.ioiid
nod furnish te.tiinou) cincernliig said all. ged
W S JKNKI.N, ItrglMrr
J C lthlKli:i.ll. Uecelrer 41-tl
U . I.ANI'Or-rlCK,-
Wlchlts, Kansas, Not. inl.r , ),?. J
Complaint having been entrrid at IhUoltlre by
VV IllUm Oteiiuan sgamsl .1 Ii tlgdeii, fur sl,.o
doiiiug hlsllotiM-stea.1 ho ry No !. ilstr.l t.
1, In.l. iip.ni Ihe e.t half of the sotiln.ensl .piar
ter section Jl, town. hip i.'t south, range i west,
in Sedgwick couiilt, ksnsas.ttllh a view to Iti
cancellallon of salu entr) ; the said parties ars
hereby summoned Io aptieMr at this otttct. tin the
J. .1.1 tot I sree nlier, at It o'clock a in , Pi re
sisiud and furnish testimony ciiceruing said
W ,V JKNKINS, Iteglster.
1. a IIKHKIKI.I., itecetter 4.-. I
Nut'eeli hereby given that we will, on Sator
d), the Hth day of lleeemlirr, V l lvZ, s-li
at public sale, on the premise of C Vvridner, lbs
following property, via;
I White Mute,
ft Acres Coin, in Held,
4t Omts VVrHsl, and
I Kerry Ito&t
Terms rash, or good bsnkable notes on Ibrse
rnonlhs lime ."sale to e..mifi. lire at j o'elock,
Ai-A lloltlt-t A 11 CI h.M.r.lt, ,s.Igness.
Xotlre isli. reby given that I will oo Ksturdst,
Novernlierl, 1,, offer forsale Uf tb hlglM. I Mu
ller, tor cah, or notes with approte. M-et.rlty. all
Ibe -r.iual egrets of the late II II llul.s). d-
ceajM.I, In the cllj ot VV It-hits al I . o'rbsrk a la
JAVII.1 JItCt I.I.(.II.
MaRniACtvter uf aut l sift la 11 kinds (
IVlor, Chamber. DsTellic is4 KItcbro
A Full Line of Undertaker's Goods.
Undertaking done on slwrt vUr- awl l Use ln-
M ATTKESSES. CA UI'ETS, CUUTAKV?:. Wsj,
6-4 2JZJiJX3Sr STBEE1,
Seise!, 0 izi CLsrci Frrzitura.
Unll... h.l ft. twAm .MtltAiA Mill. t.ttl fa
rrvis,Iagv stsir rtU. Irsni-.tersa aii. Urt aa'k
blinds, sstd all alwls ot tssrathg- siet nssehlae
SbTk H slnal WW frsflrf- BiunUlUif 'f hs-l.
Orders awl freiii-a' lieitsl u ytmtA-Ij-
atteivted la I Sr awl sair ffrtKm mi jun
mental slrt. KBlrfis, kuxu
J.-lt JoH Mts..J. Ku-.terU. Kaa
cntOCKUIKa, IiOOTS AND 6UQES.
BL PASO, rsMj.
ftavJeg- tatevhas-1 ti- islr nf mj tvrmrt
Jr1T. I. K SM', I sfcsll osi!IMe 1 seej. a
gebsral sudns-st or tsroeerles, lV4s. stms,
m M tAUit.- as ar mfilp rasas ia a
eaamtrr sue, W.fc tUXil st V UUtm yrirrt ,
Ml -estk Aamr In Me ln issswr sd sj!jsf'-.
tUm arnarstl lTsve wflers a the SV f
UJL'iKi' III IvJ " J ks-.tr'tii.