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WICHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JAmTARY 25, 1883.
K. M. MCBDOCK. m. r. SICXBOCX.
M. M. MUKDOCK & BROTHER,
rciiLisinns akd 1'ROriurroiui.
TWO IKM.LAUS rEU YKAU, IN ADVANCE
tSIXXZOai SATES Kill XKVH CH ITPaCltlW.
Mall via. A., T. AS F. railroad, from tbt
nor Hi, arrives at 9:00 a. m.,drpatat9:US; from
tin. eolith, arrives at 3:40 p. n. .depart at 6:43.
.Mall via St. Louis A baa Francisco railroad,
arrives atC:S p. in. and departs at 8:00 . m.
Harper, Anthony, lluby. Levy, arrives Tues
day, Thursday ami batunlay; departs Monday,
Wednesday and Friday.
Klncmau, Afton. Marshall and St. Marks ar
rives Monday, Wednesday and Friday J departs
Tuesday.'Iburitday and Saturday
..Douglass, lownvllle snd Elk Falls arrives at
it in., Tuertday, 'J liuradny and -aturday; departs
I p. m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Eldorado, lowanila and lientnn arrives at 6
l. m , Monday, Wednesday and Friday; departs
at 0 a. m., Ttiei lay, Tlinrxday and Satnrday.
Hutchinson, Mt. Iioe and Fayette arrives at
II a. in Monday and Thursday, departs at S p.m.
llaysvllle, Kolllnp Cireen and Clearwater ar
rives Tuesday and Saturday; departs at U a. la.
Monday end Thursday.
Malls piluK east and south clone promptly at 9
,. til. and all oilier malls lu.lf liour before de
parture. I'ostolliceopcn for delivery of letters and !
'r eUni) froruT a. in. tor,;-; p. in.
Money order d.iiartio.nt fpen from 8 a. in. to
I p. mi. M. M. UUItltOCK. I. M.
Mayor Win. Urviffeiislelii.
Uty Attorney W F. Waller.
Folic Judse A. A. UUini.
i:ity Treasurer C Klniuierle
-Mar.hal Jame linirn.
City Clerk Fred hchattu.r
Justices of the I'eace lullus Junkeniiann nnd
W. W. Thomas.
Coiiftablen K. Grady and Frank Thomas.
Council, Ftrnt ward M. Ziiunirrly aud N. A.
Couucl I , Second, ward I'.Gettu and F.G .Smyth .
Council, Third ward C. K. McAdams ana
Council, Fourth ward J. L. Dyer and J. V.
Hoard of Education, First ward Kos Harris
and 11. It lSllllcr. Secoiid ward A. II. Wright
and .1 K. Caldwell. Third ward C. A. sn
N and M. W Levy. Fourth ward John
FJeliernud A. J. l-oniAlorf.
COUNTY OFFICERS. -
fudsre or the Thirteenth Judicial District E.
State Senator II C. Muiis.
lteiiweiitallVM K II. Allen, John Kueaell,
Hoard -f County Commissioners U. IV. Wal
ler, (.. W. Steeurod and J. M. Steele.
County Tre urer I. N. Woodcock.
(Guilty Clerk K. A. Doreey.
Mierlff II. i: Watt, Deputy U. 8. Marshal.
Clerk or IMslrtrl Omrt C. A. Van Ness.
I'rolinte Jtiitgr K. 1!. Jewett.
.-up'tof l'ulillc Instruction IS. D. Hammond.
ttrfrlstcruf Heed II. I) Helscrman.
County Attorney D. M. Hale.
County Surveyor J. K. Hamilton.
Cormier J W. Wlngard.
Of Wichita, Kansas.
FINE GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES A SPECIALTY.
Clocks, the Best Selection and Lowest Prices.
STATE OP KANSAS, (
County of BadfWick, ' ,
January lath. 188S. m
Notice Is hereby riven that an the 6th day of
January, 1883, s petition sltnsd by Uostav
nana ana is omen was preseuieu m SZr""
of County Commissioners of the county ana Stat
arorasald, praying lor the location of a certain
road, describe,! sa follows, vli :
oonunencinff at in orua-a corner ui www
twenty-five (13). township number twenty-eight
(tt), range three (3j west: running; thence west
Ave mile to the south-east corner of section
thirty (30), township twenty-eight (28), rang
three (3) west ; then to Intersect a road running
north and south to the bridge on the Nlnnescah
Whereupon said Board of County Commis
sioners appointed the following-named persons,
viz: John Wells, A. L. Lyman and J U.
Bhoadi, as viewers, with Instructions to meet.
In conjunction with the County Surveyor, at the
residence of Gustave Earth, In Anon township,
on Monday, the 12th day of February. A. O.
1883. and proceed to view said road, and give to
all parties a bearing.
uyoruer ox ine poaru oi v-vunij wiuuhw
43-2 E. A. DOBSEY, County Clsrk.
STATK OF KANSAS, I ..
County or Sedgwick. J'
Omcc of COUNTY CLERK, I
January ism. ibsj.
Kotlea la nereliv riven that on the 8th dar
January, I8S3, a petition signed by W. J. Adams
and 15 others was presented to the Board of
County Commissioners of the county and Slate
aforesaid, praying for the locatlouof a certain
road, ucecriDeu as roiiows. via :
Commencing at the nortr.-west corner of e
tloa nine (9) and the north-east corner of section
number eight (8) , in township number twenty -Ove
(IS), range one (1) west ; thence south on the
section line between sections eight and nine,
sixteen and seventeen, twenty and twenty-one,
to the south-west corner or section twenty-one
and the south-east corner of section twenty, In
township twenty-five (iS), range one (1) west,
In Sedgwick county, Kansas.
Whereupon said Board of County Commis
sioners appointed the following-named persona,
viz: Mvmn dun. llenrv Frv and L. C. Craw
ford as viewers, with Instructions to meet. In
conjunction with the County Purveyor, at toe
residence of W.J. Adams, In Eagle township,
on Saturday, the loth day or February, A. D.
1883, and proceed to view said road, and give to
II tiftrtlen a hearlnir
By order of the Board of County Commis
4:1-2 E. A. DOBSEY, County Clerk
The Finest Stock of Silverware in the City.
First 1'resbylcrlaii Church J. I. Howltt,
pastor. bervl4-a every sabbath at 10)i o'clock
a.m. and 7H o'clnckii.in. i'rayermeetlug every
Thursday at 7H o'clock, p. m.
JI K. Chunh II. Kelly, paotor. Services
every Sabbath at l'JX o'clock a.m. aiid7 p.m.
I'niyer meeting on 1 hut wlay evening.
M. Aloyeus Catholic Churcli Itev. McCall,
;iator. Seniues on the 2d nnd 4th Sunday of
stery mniitli; high nuusnt lOa.iu., vesjiers at')
Itejrular eervlces at the churcli building
Methwllnt, German Uev,
tor Ifeirnlnr Mervlres at t
atl)ia iu. aiulIS p- I". Prnier meeting on
Wwlueuty night at " p. n
Frteud' meeting each First day morning, until
further notice, at 10 o'clock, on north side of
Douglas avenue, lietueen Tremont and Globe
lloure, entrance third dour east of Globe House.
ChriMInn Church Services every Lord's day
at II o'clock, A. M , in Kagle Hall. Sunday
school at In o'clock. A.M.
Baptist Church Uev. W. F. Harper, pastor.
Services lit 10:Ju A. M. aud 7:30 1" M.: Sunday
ecliool liniiiedlatelynlter morning service: pray
er meeting lliurndsy evening.
St. John's Lplscopal church. Itev.
Chamberlain, rector. Servlceson Sunday at 10f
A. M. amlT,1; I. M ; Wednesday evening at "X.
n,. l V!. Rxl.lmth nrbnol. W. E. Stanlsr.
tfuperlnteudent, ineeU at the cliurch at IX o'clock
P The rreebyterian Sabbath school, J. I. Hew
itt, suierlntaudent, meeU at the I'resbyterlan
churcli at 12 m.
German M. K. Sunday school, moats at the
church at 2); o'clock, p.m. Herman Mueller,
Kplseoial Salibath whool. E. S. Maglll, 8nr
Intendeut. meets In Kpircnpal Church at2Xp.ni.
1 keep the best atock of
PLAIN 18-KARAT niNGS, ' i4r
. SET KINGS,
LADIES' GUARD CHAINS,
GENTS' VEST CHAINS,
CHARMS AND LOCKETS.
Spectacles, in Gold, Silver, Celluloid and Steel.
Mt. Ouvkt Comuajcdhy So. 12, K.T. Kegular
Conrlae first Friday or eery month.
C. A. Walkib, E. C.
S. Tuttlb. Heconler.
"wicimta KNCAMrMES-r No, 55), I. O .O. F. meets
on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
Um. Mattukwsox, C. 1
A. J. Sans, Scribe.
I. O. O. F. Wlclilta Lodge No. 93, meets every
Friday night nt 8 o'clock, at their hall In Temple
Block. All brothers In good standing are in
vited to attend.
E. B. Jswrrr, N. G.
Gko. W Fiitcii, It. S.
A. V. A A. M. MeeU on the first and third
Monday or each month Members visiting the
city are cordially invited. Wi M
f. M. llHOWHsoir, Secretary.
' Gaihiuld 1'ost, No. 25. G. A. B. Meeta on the
first and third Tuesdays of each month.
M. Stbwakt, Commander.
J. A. Wallaci, Adjutant.
Wichita Chaitiui, It. A,
ond Friday in each month.
Kot M. Souk, Secretary.
M. MeeU on the sec-
J. r. ALtaw, II. P.
KxidiiTt or Honok, meet at Odd Fellows' llall,
every Wot ami mini n bihmusi ui ioi iumi.
' J. W. Wihoakd, DlcUtor.
Kob't. Jacks. Iteiwrter.
KiooiiTS of 1TTIHA8, Warwick Lodge No. 44.
Meets on Monday or each week at Odd Fellows'
Kos lUr.ms, K. R. S.
Repairing of Watciics, Clocks and Jewelry a specialty, at
w:m:. ic assel's,
No. 86 Doagla Avenue.
In the District Court or Sedgwick county,
Mary Jane Davis, plaintiff,
Daniel W. Davla. defendant.
The above named Daniel W. Davis Is hereby
notified thit he has been sued bv the above-
named Mary Jane Davis in the District Court or
seugwiCK county, aiaie ui nsne, iuu iai.
unless he answer the petition of said plaintiff,
filed January 8th, 1883, In the office or the clerk
of said court, on or before the 2d day or March,
1883, the petition will be taken as true ami
Judgment rendered for plaintiff against said
defendant, forever divorcing the said Mary Jane
Davis from said delendant, Daniel W. Davis, in
accordance with the prayer of said petition.
j. u. nuuaiu.i
33-3 PlatntltTa Attorney.
BY JOAQCrW MILTJCX.
Dark-browed the broods with weary lids
Beside her Sphynr and Pyramids,
With low and neTer-Mlted head.
If the be dead, respect the dead ;
II she be weeping, let her weep ;
If she be sleeping, let her sleep;
For lo, this woman named the stars!
She suckled at her tawny dugs
Your Moses, while you reeked in wars.
And prowled your woods, nude, painted
Then back, brave England, back in peaee
To Christian isles ot fat Increase 1
Go back 1 Else bid your priests to take
Tour great bronze ChrisU and cannon make;
Take down their cross from proud St. Paul's
And coin It Into cannon balls 1
Tou tent not iar from Nazareth,
Your camp spreads where Bis child-feet
If Christ had seen this work of death 1
irebrist bad teen these ships invade 1
I think the patient Christ had said,
"Go back, brave men 1 Take up your dead ;
Draw down your great ships te the seas ;
Repass the the gates of Hercules. -
Go back to wife ant) babe at breast,
And leave lorn Egypt to her rest" w
Is Christ then dead as Egypt isf" "
Ah, Mother Egypt, torn In twain ;
There's something grimly wrong In this
Some like some gray, tad woman slain.
What would you have your mother do?
Bath she not done enough foryou 1
Go back t And when you learn to read.
Come read this obelisk. Ber deed,
Like yonder awful forehead, is
Disdainful silence like to this.
What lessons have you raised in stone
To passing uations that shall stand r
Like years to hers will leave you lone
And level as yon yellow sand.
St. George, your lions, whence are they?
From awlul, silent Africa.
This Egypt Is the lion's lair;
Beware, young Albion, beware I
I know the very Kile shall rise.
To drive you from this sacrifice.
And If the seven plagues should come,
The red seas swallowword and steed,
La I Christian lands stand mute and dumb,
To see thy more than Moslem deed.
er authentication or any palpable defect.
you will reject the same, and allow an ap
peal rroa your ruling according to the reg
ular practice. Where such cause Is not
sufflcient to warrant an authoritative ruling
you will admit the filing subject to iavesti
gatlon, and Immediately proceed to make
proper inquiry into the matter, reporting
your action at once to this office.
Forms of affidavit are hereto appended.
and blanks will be furnished as soon as they
can be prepared.
You will please give the date of the receipt
of this circular.
3. M. Tkixxb, Secretary.
SOLDUZ&'a DECLABATOBT STATKMXXT.
or Territory of
that I served for a period of
County and State
', do solemnly swear
wiaannv MASCB stobm.
Erw le Bam lis Prstiotieii.
Army" of the United States during the war
of the rebellion, and was honorably dis
charged therefrom, as shown by a statement
of such service herewith, and that I have
remained loyal to the Government ; that I
have never made homestead entry or filed a
declaratory statement under Sections 3290
and 2304 of the Revised Statutes ; that 1 have
located as a homestead under said statute
the describe land, and hereby give notice
of my intention to claim and enter said
tract; that this location Is made for my ex
clusive use and benefit, for the purpose of
my actual settlement and cultivation, and
not either directly or Indirectly for. the use
or benedt of any other person. My present
post-office address is give P. O.
Sworn and subscribed before me this
day or , 168-.
Note. This form may be used where the
soldier files his own declaratory statement.
In the District. Court of Sedgwick County,
William P. Dxter, Plaintiff. )
Knirua Dexte, Defendant. J
The above-named Emma Dexter Is hereby no
tified that she ha been sued by the above-nsmed
Slaintln In the district court of Sedgwick county
late or Kansas, and that unless she answers the
petition of said plaintiff filed against ber in the
office of the clerk or said court by the 2nd day of
March, 1883, said peUtlon will be taken as true
and Judgment rendered in said action in favor of
said plaintiff, and against said defendant forever
divorcing said plaintiff from said Emma Dexter,
and giving to said plaintiff the care and custody
or Willie Dexter, the child or said plaintiff and
defendant In accordance with the prayer or said
J. D. ITocstox,
Notice for Publication.
In the District Court of Sedgwick county.
Oliver J. Ewlng, plaintiff,
Anna Ewlna. defendant.
The above-named Anna Ewlng Is hereby noti
fied that she has been sued by the above-named
plaintiff In the District Court or Sedgwick
county, Stat or Kansas, and that unless she
answer the petition of said plaintiff against her,
ninfln the offlceof the clerk of said court, by
the 24th day of February, A. D. 1K3. said peti
tion will be taken a true and Judgment run,
dared in said action in ravor or tne piainim ana
mlnst the said defendant, dissolving the mar
riage relation heretofore existing between them
and divorcing the said plaintiff from defendant,
and granting Mm the custody ol their minor
children. In accordance with the prayer of said
STASLET A WALL.
43-4 Attorneys for Plaintiff.
George G. Matthews,
95 IDOTJ"C3-XjA.f? -A.V32TTnrI!.
$3" I keep everything in the Hardware Line. Come and tee me.
O. S. LAM OFFICE..
Douglas Avenue, Commercial ISlock. B. . L.
Walker, Iteglster. J. L. Dyer, Kecelver. Office
hourslromtola. m. and from I to a p.m.
.1. D. HOUSTON,
ATrniUiXY-AT-LAW. Office over Kansa Jia
STASLEV A WALL,
Aitorseyb at Law, Wichita, Kansas,
over HlwanU llutler.
ArroKxavs, Wichita, Kansas, office In Kagle
H. t, HCGULES,
ATTOHXKr at UK, Wlclilta, Kansas.
MISS AGNES SOMMER'S JEWELRY STORE,
Proposals for Beet
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTEBIOB,
Orricx or Iwdiax Airatas,
WiMnxoTON. December 28. 1882.
Sesled proposals, indorsed ''Proposals for
Beef," and directed to the Commissioner of In
dian Affairs, care or Postmaster. Kansas City,
Missouri, will be received until 11 o'clock A. X.,
on Thursday, February 1st, 1883, for furnishing
for the Indian service 2,3&,000 pounds beer on
BIDS HC9T BS kUDK OCT OK GOVXUXMXaT BLAXXS.
Schedules showlnar the Quantities to be deliv
ered at each Agency, together with blank propo
sals and form of contracts and bond, conditions
to be observed by bidders, time anu place oi ue
livery, and all other necessary Instructions, will
be famished upon application to the Indian
Offlc at Washington. D. C, or Kos. S3 and 67
Wooster Street, Mew York; W. II. Lyon, 4S3
Broadway, New Tork, and to the Commissaries
of Subsistence, U. S . A. , at Saint Louis, Chicago,
Saint Paul, Leavenworth, Omaha. Cheyenne and
Yankton, and the Postmaster at Sioux City and
Bids will be opened at the hour and day above
stated; and bidders are invited to be present at
All bid must be accompanied by certified
checks upon soma United States Depository for
at least jt per ceat. of the amount of the pro-
IMPORTANT TO SOLDIERS.
A LAEQE STOCK OF
Watches, Diamonds, Rings, Fins, Lockets, Charms, Etc.,
"At Price to Suit all Pocket."
100 Douglat Avenue, rFteAt'fq, Kama.
1IAIUUS A. 1IABK1S.
Attohtieth at Law, Wichita, Kansas. Offle
, the ImlhlluKoecnpled by the U. ft. Land OIBc.
Uan negotlaUxl oil imprutsd land In 8dg
wlck and gnmner counties. "-
1). 51. DALE,
Attokn-xv at Law, Wlclilta, Kansas. Office
No. 51 Douglas A venue.
J. 11. BALOEU3TON.
AiTOitxev at law, Wichita, Sedgwick county,
Kausa. Office In Centennial Block, over Aley'
Shoe Store. p96
J. F. LAUCK,
Attokjckt at Law, Hrst door north of U.S.
Land Office, In Commercial Block, Wichita,
Kansas. Sieclal attention given to all kind of
business connected with the U. 8 Land Office.
Law and collection office over Farmers' and
Merchants' nans: hiciiiw. nu..
Tarmers and Merchants' Bankj
II. A. MITCHELL,
Attouskt-at-Law, Wichita, Kansas,
TktfolltKina rulu govern the rain f tivertUtnj
intke frUkU CilfEegli:
All Iramitnt tivertutmtntt tKtnt,-fivt cenli per
lint for the Jim interim; jjiten eem$ per line ?
eaen nurqueni turns? .
ferry tetcriplion of local, including ctmmtrcUl
adtertuemenU, art tibjeet lo fecial contract, de
pending upon space ul length of time for whick
All legal advertUemtnti, including Ikote of tttte,
county, city or tomuhip, alto tnerW soles and pub
lication noticet, the rata prttcribed jr tktttatuta.
A 11 adtertittmentt art counted a though tetln tolid
nonpareil, the bodg tjpt uted and ten hnti of mhich
conttitult a ituart.
The partnership heretofore existing between
D. P. Alexander, E. A. Dorsey, John Tucker
and II. C. Smeltzer, under the firm name of
Dorsey, Alexander A Co.. 1 this day dissolved
by mutual consent, D. P. Alexander retiring
from the Arm.
K. A. Dorsey, II. C. Smeltzer and John Tucker
will continue the business at the old stand under
the Arm name or Dorsey, Smsltier A 'tucker,
said firm assuming all debt and collecting all
bill or the late Arm.
H. C. 8MELTZKB,
D. P. ALEXANDER.
W Ichlta, Kansas, November 13th, 1882. 43-3
Metallic Burial Cases, Caskets and Coffins.
Calls nromntlv attended at all hours day or night, with elegant hearse
wholesale and retail
Furniture, Mattresses. Picture Frames, etc., etc.
jy Repairing done to ordor on short notice.
over Ilerrlugton'a bookstore
JAMES L. DYEB,
Attobkxt at Law, Wichita, Kansa. -
ATTOnaiT at Law. Wichita. Kansas.
Jl. W. McCOY,
rnriciA!tA!SDSuKuox Also U. 8. xaro
lnelnr Snrgeon for pension. Office over Barnes
JtSon' Drug Store, Besldence on Lawrence ave
nueln third blot north of Methodlstehurch.
DB. Z. WABD.
Dr. Ward Is not able to Ttslt patient, and
beace does, nothing but an office butlnes. I
have beeu, and am now, nccessfully treating
Mnale complaint In all their Tarlous forma,
r-kmnlr. diseases a specialty. Office. St Main
B. MATTHEWS, D. D. S.
Office over lime A Charlton's. All operations
te. dentistry aklllfully performed. H-O-
D. W. SMITH,
'BsKHtt, Eagle Block, Douglas areas, Wick-
DR. W. L. DOYLE,
USos over Barn Soa'a draw
109 Dongias ATeane.
:m: oisr:E3 "X"
:m: o 1st :e it
ISO acre In sec. 31, twp. 28, r. te, Gypsum twp
160 acre In sec. 27, twp. 38, r. 2e do
80 acre In sec. 18. twp. 38, r. le, Waco twp.
160 acres In sec. 17. twp. 18. r. le, do
ieo acres in see. a. rwn. as. r. aw. Anon iwtj.
ISO acres In c. ts, twp 17, r. lw, Delano twp.
ISO acre in see. IB, twp. si, r. ze, uypsnin iwp.
ISO acre In see. x, twp. 80, r. lw, Ohio twp.
IM acres In e.S8, twp. SB, r. lw, do
ISO acre In see. M, twp. 89, r. lw. 'do
ISO sens In see. 30, twp. 28, r. 4w. Erie twp.
80 acre tn sec. 26, twp. 28, r. 4w. Morton twp.
AW) acre In sec. 11 and 14. two. 28. r. 4w. do
3p acre In sees. 24 aadts, twp. 27. r. 4w. Grand
ISO acre In sac. 18,'twp. 27. r 2w. Attica twp.
180 acre la sec. 17, twp. 28. r 2w. Illinois twp.
Alt ui UBWwifiimiviuuvwwiui !, vr
on Urn at 8 pr cent Interest on payment f one
tniraeasn. a sasjr anu surer n j oj men.
An enerretle man can Invest the nroceed of hi
crops In U.S. 3 per cent In three year and live
(a spell) on the Inte. est.
jtttvrTis b iiaxria.
(Office sam building with U. S. Land Office.)
t v jirtfJisssiisr.
?.X." fi 'raw..CitsalalW. wioaita
d? rV ' ' - c ' " ': a - ' - .'
lfutWVV . Vi j n. .
EC: C. -WTILSOlsr rSc CO.,
(Successors to Wilson A Toss,)
OP ST- LOTJIS, 2lSSOTJBX,
Loan Money on Improved Lands on l Long
or Short Time.
If oty at Sight, Oommirioa Very Low.
We have connected
In detail Bar, Sell and Exchange Western Property for Eastern, and Tieen
uau on or aaureaa
Uffien asm susn, asm nssvii awes via. v.
Pablication Notice. '
In the District Court of Sedgwick county.
Stmt ol Kansa. .
Q. C. Wachob, plaintiff,
Elisabeth Wachob. defendant.
The above-named Elizabeth Wachob I hereby
BotlBed that ah ha been sued by the above
named plalntir In the District Court of Sedg
wick county, Kansas, and that nnleee ) an
swer the petition of said plaintiff, filed in the
office of the clerk of aald court, by th 24th dar
of February, A. D. I88S, said petition will be
taken a true, and Judrment will be rendered In
aid action In favor of th plaintiff aad against
ta aeresuani. aiaeoivina; u muntp reiauca
heretofbre xlctlng between them, and divorc
ing the plalaUST from th derndant, la aceord
aaes with tk prayer ol said petition. v
BV-S JKHHBCJS IOT rUlBUBT.
Notice for Pablication.
at Wichita, Kansas, Dsessnbar Itth, lSBt. t
Xotle U hereby riven that th followlnr
Ulr has sued notice of bis inteatloa to
Mafc-A Sul .1. 9 1. ., kl. aI.,.k
. , ! piw. . .,imi. in hi uwa, am
anas aaua nraoK wui nm nanae Dra xae ii. h.
Laad Otto at Wlesilta, Ksass, on Thnreday.
Jaaaary 26th, 1883, tU : Badolph Uaber. H. A.
Xo.8,7S,r - cKofawMofssn. 2. twp.2S
aoath, ot rang s east.
Be ssttsMlowtas; wlrs.sjii to aror Ms
coatlaaou TwMsaw) Bpoa, aad esltlTattoa of,
said laad. TU:
D. nsBwsvS. Bayda, Tsass Wrlgat aad Kd
At, an or UtaayaaJ r. a, Sagwtek eoaaty.
aTSSsassv asw asswiw HStraaa? a ffsassai. (sera
Baaawaw asssaaaam. anr waasai unmnamw
sd.seaa mttnmname,om -anoUi,
WUamm AO..M sC W H5
DbPAKTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
UENERAL LAND UFFICE,
Wasbisgtok, D.C., Dec. 15, 1832.
Reguttrt and Rec titers, U. S. Zand Oficte.
Gentlemen: In view of extensive frauds
In the matter of declaratory statements of
homestead applicants under Sections 2304
and 2309 of the Revised Statutes, the privi
lege conferred by the, filing of such claims
having; been made tho occasion of barter and
sale, without attempt onHhe part of the sol
dier to comply with the statute by making
formal entry at the district office, and com
mencement of settlement upon the land
within the prescribed period of six months,
the following scgulations are prescribed for
the admission of such filings :
1. Proof of qualification as an honorably
discharged soldier must be furnished In ac
cordance with existing regulations in ease
of entry by soldiers who make direct home
stead application without availing themselves
of the preliminary filing. Oath of the sol
dier, setting forth his residence and post
office address, must accompany the filing, to
the' effect that the claim is made lor his ex
clusive use and benefit, for the purpose of
actual settlement and cultivation, and not
either directly or Indirectly for the use or
benefit of any other person ; and it must also
be shown by such oath that he has not
heretofore either made a homestead entry
or filed a declaratory statement under the
2. Where the declaratory statement Is of
fered for filing by an agent under Section
2309, the oath must further declare the name
and authority of such agent, giTlng the date
ol the power of attorney or other instru
ment creating the agency, and also aver that
the name was inserted therein before exe
cution. It will be observed that with the
filing of the declaratory statement the power
of the agent, under the law, is at an end
He has thereafter no right or control with
respect to the matter nor over the land se
lected, and has no authority to relinquish
the claim, or do any other act in the prem
ises. The further declaration of the statute
is express, that "such claimant in person
shall within the time prescribed make bis
actual .entry, commence settlements and im
provements on the same, and thereaftor ful
fill all the requirements of law." Neverthe
less, the oath of the soldier and the power
of attorney should shew that such is the un
derstanding of the matter, and he should
wear in terms thst such agent has no right
or interest direct or indirect in the filing of
such declaratory statement.
3. In addition to the proper power of at
torney In such cases, the agent must file his
own oath to the effect that be has no inter
est either present or prospective, direct or
indirect, in the claim ; that the same ts filed
for the sole benefit of the soldier, and that
no arrangement has been made whereby said
agent has been empowered at anyuture
time to sell or relinquish such claim either
as agent or by filing an original relinquish
ment of tho claimant.
i. As above implied by the requirement
of the oath, a soldier will be held to have
exhausted his homestead right by the filing
of his declaratory statement; It being manl
iest that the right to file is a privilege grant
ed to soldiers in addition to the ordinary
privilege only in the matter of giving them
power to hold tbelr claims for six months
after selection ; but is not a license to aban
don such selection with the right thereafter
to make a regular homestead entry indepen
dently ol such filing. This is clear from the
statutory language. Section 2304 provides
that "the settler shall be allowed six months
after locating hi homestead and filing his
declaratory statement, within which to make
his entry and commence his settlement and
Improvement;" and Section '2309 requires
him "In person" to '-make ids actual entry,
commence settlements and Improvements on
the same, and thereafter fulfill all the re
quirements of law." These must be dons
"on the same" land selected and "located"
by the filing.
8. The foregoing ruling will not be so
construed as to require the rejection of an
application to enter the tract filed upon, af
ter the lapse of six month, where climatic
reasons are shown which, will justify an al
lowance of one year under the act of March
3, 1880 (21 Stat., fill) ; nor in cases where the
failure result from sickness, misfortune, or
any Insurmountable cause, which shall be
properly alleged and satisfactorily shown,
aad where no adverse right has Intervened.
Where such cause has prevented entry aad
an adverse right bss been admitted, it will
be held proper within the discretion of this
oee to allow an entry upon another tract:
Pntiitd, That It shall bw shown to the full
satisfaction of the Commissioner that the
default was practically beyond the power of
the claimant to avoid. This was formerly
the rale, as prescribed by circnlar of Kay
17, 1873; but later practice and Instruction
have extended- it tar beyond Its original
cops, and allowed entry to be made upon
aunpie detanit without afaowiag ot cans tor
aoB'cosapHance with 'law.
6.. Following the accepted practice in
pre-emption cases, the fillsg ef a declaratory
sUtssnsnt wlH net-be held te bar' the ad-
snissien of other Mings and entries ; bat any
person nurtsg entry or elalsa dnrtng Ue
period snowed by law for entry, of ihesot
dJecwWdOManadoettohls right, and his
appricaUen-wbeB sfferen wHMn swen ttas
wlltb atlawei as a amatiwefrigUand
operate te exelnde ttelsrtsrvststef casta.
7. WhsMyehvseaneto neNevs that
any "nrinr" onerca nr mora M
tn food Mtn, Ton wl
ant if K be
to warrant NfeetisViMh as a wanssfafOf-
SOLDIER'S DECLARATORY STATEMENT.
I , of County and
State or Territory of , do solemnly
swear that I served lor a period of
In the Army of the United States during the
war of the rebellion, and was honorably dis
charged therefrom, as shown by a statement
of such service herewith, and that I have
remained loyal to the Qovernmont; that I
have uever made hemestead entry or filed a
declaratory statement under Sections 2290,
2304, or 2309 of the Revised Statutes; that I
have appointed, by power oattorney duly
executed on the day of , (or I do
hereby appoint) , of County
and State of , my true and lawful
agent, under Section 2309 aforesaid, to select
forme and In my name, and file my declara
tory statement lor homestead right under
the aforesaid sections ; and I hereby give
notice or my intention to claim and enter
said tract under said statute ; that the loca
tion herein authorized is made for my exclu
sive use and benefit, lor the purpose of my
actual settlement and cultivation, and not
either directly or indirectly for the use or
benefit of any other person ; that my said
attorney has no interest, present or pros
pective, In the premises, and that I have
made no arrangement or agreement with
him or any other person for any sale or at
tempted sale or relinquishment of my claim
in any manner orforany consideration what
ever, and that I have not signed this declar
ation in b'ank.
Sworn and subscribed belore me this
day or , 188 , and I certify that the
foregoing declaration was fully filled out be
fore being subscribed or attested.
By virtue of the foregoing, and of a certain
power of attorney therein named, duly exe
cuted on the -day. of , and filed
herewith, I hereby select the as the
homestead claim of
, the aforesaid,
and do solemnly swear that the same is filed
In good lalth for the purposes therein speci
fied, and that I have no Interest or authority
in the matter, present or prospective, be
yond the filing of the same as the true snd
lawful agent oi the said , as provided
by Section 2309 of the Revised Statutes of
the United States.
Sworn and subscribed before me this
day of ,188 .
Note. This form may be used where the
declaratory statement is filed by an agent
under Section 2309, Revised Statutes.
BOW MBS. LAH9TBT APPBABS.
From the stage Mrs. Langtry appears to
be a woman a little above the medium in
height, or slight though well proportioned
form, easily graceful and picturesque in re
pose. Iicr hair inclines to brown and her
eyes are somewhat darker than blue, though
their color isnol easily distinguishable.
Her figure is erect, her carriage graceful,
and there is about her some suggestion of
that unconstrained movement poetically
termed willowy. Her face Is Interesting,
without seeming to present any soul or ani
mation. For lack of a better description
her features have been classed as Grecian,
though just what any one understands by
that is difficult to say, inasmuch as the ac
cepted Greek type ot beauty is wholly imag
inary, and was originally masculine. Her
nose is quite without indicative character.
II statuary is the test it certainly does not
conform to the Greek model, since it is un-
symmetrically thin and is not well propor
tioned In length to the upper and lower part
of the face. The mouth is surely notclaasle,
and Is the reverse of beautiful when relaxed
In smiles. The upper lip is, like ber nose,
deficient in character, is too short and too
thin, and curls upward unpleasantly when
she smiles. In general aspect her face is
Uke porcelain, with no light behind it, cold
ly pretty. But for the charming relief of
her eyes there would really be no expression
to Mrs. Ltngtry's, in that respect, classical
faoe. The neck, seen from the back," shoul
ders and head of the woman are perfectly
beautiful, superbly handsome; and she
knows It. Standing with her back to the
audience with those charms just revealed,
the hair caught high on her head, Mrs. Lang
try is an object of such rare attraction that
the most critical observer cannot repress the
show of admiration. In that attitude she
can disarm censure. Many women hsvs
held the stage with less title than exquisite
shoulders and a faultless neck, and perhaps
for these the public will excuse the. lack of
marked talent as an actress In Mrs. Langtry,
Kine-tenths ot the unhappy marriages are
the result of green human calves being al
lowed to run at large In the society pastures
without any yokes on them. They marry
and have children berore they do mostaches;
they are fathers of twins before they are
proprietors of two pair ot pants, and the
little girl they marry are old women before
they are' 20 years old. Occasionally one of
these gosling marriages turns out all Tight,
bnt is a clear ease ofluck. If there was-a
law against young galoots sparking and
rying before they have cut all their teeth,
we suppose the little cusses would evade It
la some way, bnt there ought to be' a senti
ment against It. It is time enough tor these
bantams to think of lading a pullet wen
they have raised aoney enough to boy v a
bundle of laths to build a ben-honse. Bnt
they see a girt who looks cunning, and they
are afraid there are not going to be girls
enough to go aronad, and then they begin to
get in their work real spry ; and Defers they
are aware of the sanctity of the marriage
relation thsy are hitched for Ufe, and betsrs
they own a eookstove or a bedstead, tliey
have t get npU the night aad go alter tho
doctor, so frightened tltat taey rnn tnesn.
selves out of breath aad abnos tsandnetor
ho dossn'tmn too. sadwnontno
gets there there I not a
tn tan honos to wren n Msirfisja
Tew (gn.)' Psoatfr. Jj
NEW YORK, January 4. A Htrali special
from Ottowa says : "I wish I could feel as
sure of heaven as I do that a great storm will
pass over the country on the 9th-llth March
next," remarked Irofessor Wiggins, when
speaking about bis recent predictions.
"I observe that the chief signal officer of
the Washington meteorological bureau dis
credits your prediction, and say s it Is impos
sible for yon to foreshadow the storm you
say will sweep from ocean to ocean next
March. What bare you to say on the sub
"Nothing but that the storm will come un
less the planets stop in their orbits, and that
the chief officer of the signal bureau talks of
what he knows nothing about; opinions
never change nature's laws."
"Admitting that, will you tell me how you
know a great storm will occur in March?"
"Yes; in the same way I know when there
will be a lunar or solar eclipse by the heav
enly bodies. The data on which the storm's
period and force are calculated having been
heretofore unobserved by astronomers and
founded partly on observation, would not,
even If given, convince the public. People
in general are less curious in believing what
they know than jr hat they do not know."
"Why not enlighten them, then?"
"Because I wish them to believe to save
life and property. The chief reason, bow
ever, why they will believe is that they have
known me frequently to foretell storms
which have taken place exactly as predict
ed." "It is stated that your forecasts have not
been made from your knowledge of the au
tonomy, but by. 'second sight' and commun
ion with the spirits ; what have you to say
"I wilt not refer to tho many storms I fore
told years ago, but to those which you your
self will remember of recent date. Last year
I published a letter in the Canadian papers,
which was subsequently re-published in the
press of tho United States, announcing tbat
a great storm, accompanied by ball, would
pass over the American continent from the
southeast on the 20th of June of tbat year.
It was on band at the hour named, many
proofs ot which may still be found in a large
number of United States cities. Itunroofed
houses in Washington, blew trains from tho
railway tracks, threw down churches and
public buildings in Pennsylvania, Ohio, In
dians, Illinois and Iowa, and was very de
structive in Western Canada. In Georgia
and Memramcook, New Brunswick, the hall
lay for twenty-four hours six Inches deep
upon the ground. The press, both In tho
United States and Canada, were loud tn tbelr
praises, and the Toronto jfail said that my
prediction was fulfilled to the letter,"
"I remember the storm to which you refer
as well as the prediction you made ot its com
ing. What other have you anticipated with
in the last year or so ?"
LOBS OF THE ASIA.
"Early In July last I warned the public,
through the press, that a great storm, with
high tides, would fall upon the Atlantic,
crossing westward on the 13th of September.
The storm of tbat date is still, and ever will
be, painfully remembered. Her Majesty's
man-of-war stranded on the coast of I'rince
Edward's Island and the propeller Asia was
foundered In Lake Huron with over 100 souls
"Why did the Asia leave Colllngwood, it,
as has been stated, the storm signal of the
meteorological service was raised at that port
before she left her moorings?"
"The storm signal was not raised. A hur
ricane was blowing at the time and the pas
sengers Implored the captain not to leave
port until the storm abated. Many of them
had read my prognostications and were anx
ious to give me the benefit of the doubt and
accept them as likely to be realized. To tbelr
appeal the captain pointed to the signal tow
er and said: 'The signal is not up; there
will be no storm.'"
"Have you predicted any other very heavy
"Several others. In July last I published
a warning of a heavy storm which would
cross this meridian from the east on the 13th
ot December, and It came, as you know, to
the minute. The tides on the New Found
land coast were higher in tbat storm than
ever before known, the damage alt over the
Atlantic being very great.
I ONLY FORETELL GREAT STORMS,
for It is only in these that the public, espe
cially seamen, are interested, and I have
never predicted one tbat did not come within
a few hours of the time stated. On the sea
coast, where there are no mountain chains
to obstruct, I can give tbe true time to tho
"It is said that a new departure lias been
taken by some marine insurance companies
and tbat you have been employed by them as
a weather prophet to give timely warning of
approaching storms, while others charge you
with endeavoring to play upon tbe credulity
of whoever will listen to your prognostica
tions, hoping thereby to get up a sensation
out of which you might make money.
What have you to say in refuting the indictment?"
'Some people will say any thing. My ap
pointment here Is forllfe and my salary places
me In comfortable circumstances. My only
object Is to serve the public; to trarte upon
the ignorance snd superstition I have always
regarded as a crime. I am aware that many
persons do not believe me, but that is al
ways the case with thinking people, and it is
"Yon say we are in tbe midst of a very
stormy period. When will the next heavy
"From the 13th of September last to tho
middle of April next is the most remarkable
period for great storms I have ever known.
A storm a good deal above the average will
happen in January, but a severe one will
strike tbe Atlantic on the 9th of February.
In view of the proposed visit of the Princess
Louise to Bermuda I have written to Lord
Lorn adfising him that Her Royal Highness
should not bo at sea on the ninth of Febru
THX GREAT STORM OF MARCH.
'Do yon anticipate this storm being as se
vers as tho ens yon predict for March?"
"By no means, for the latter will be one of
the greatest, if not the greatest, of tbe pres
"Where will It be at Its greatest force T
"On the meridian circle. It may break Im
mediately south of India, but there are three
chances to one that it will be strongest on
this side of the earth, that is In. the vicinity
of Bermuda aad tbe Gulf of Mexico. Of
course it wilt be felt all over the world from
sea to sea and from pole to pole."
"Your name has been mentioned as having
solved soae.dlacult problem in connection
with the transit o Venn a few years since
.What was the problem?"
, "Itwasnotadlacnltbut a very simple
problem. Captain James Cook and others,
as yon renembrrwre sent out to tbe Sand-
wiehlalandaadotherpo!nUlnlT99 to ob
serve the transit of that year, aad from their
observaUoas it was calculated that tbe earth
revolved ninety-five millions of miles from
the sun. In 1874' another transit occurred,
when It wan asesrtsiaed that tbe earth's dis
omy eighty-eight millions of miles
tko sun. Astronomers aad others who
take a wild delight la frightening the public
without reason them raised the cry that tbe
earth In I years and approached the sun 7.-
m,W) mHes-sad that is a few years we
wowtd InH IntoJriM."-
TBX nAKIaT SOT ArrnOACBTltO THE IS CX.
Yon nave not yet told me how your name
ennin to be sees stated with any remarkable
dtntiowiy ocselotiBn of dtmcoJt problems in
osamwimoa.isatk the transit of 1874."
fXsawamnamftfrfJatJatawv I aBayed the
hy.filishlng ;a, letter fa 1874
ioammmwa(m:thAt the earth
.. - ' y' s?c
'x . .
"How did you illustrate that?"
"By the lunar and solar eclipses. These
are calculated fifty years ahead of time by
tlie royal observatory on tbe presumption
that the earth's distance from the sun re
mains the same. If the earth approaches tbe
sun seven million miles in a century, Instead
ot tbe eclipse happening at tbe very second
they would occur from one to two years ahead
of time, the earth moving in a smaller circle.
The public was satisfied with my explanation
and as a consequence a large amount of un
necessary fear was quieted."
"One word moro before leaving you, pro
fessor. D you entertain the Idea tbat yonr
warning Mho Marquis of Lorne of the ap
proaching storm would Influence tbe move
ments of tho princess?"
"Probably not ; yet the warning will not
hurt him and bis dbbcllct will not hurt me."
"If your storm docs not come," remarked
your correspondent, and he started to with
draw, "you will"
"I am like tbe Scotch piper," said tbe pro
fessor before the interrogation was finished,
"when asked by the Russian emperor to play
a retreat, 'Nae, nae, I do nao ken tbat' be
bad never learned it. To me tbe storm is as
much a fact as if I saw its wings already ex
panded upon tbe sea. Tbe fact is. tbe press
li thrusting me through a storm much more
trying than thoso which can arise out of any
displacement of tbe elements."
A FHAGMSNT OF HISTORY.
There was published a few weeks ago first
In the Emporia Stun, and afterwards iu a
number of other Kansas papers a very In
teresting account, by Gen. D. H. Balloy, of
the "Frontier Guard," an organization form
ed by Kansas men In Washington In 1S61 for
tbe protection of tbat city against threatened
rebel assault and capture, and more particu
larly to look after the White House and the
personal safety ot President Lincoln. Gen.
Bailey's article, besides being valuable In It
self, has had the effect of prompting other rec
ollections of tbat critical period In Washing
ton, and tbe part borne by Kansas men in the
crowded and significant events that were
then transpiring. As a contribution to the
general fund of such reminiscences, the fol
lowing' is worth recording, wo think, tho
most of it, so far as we know, never before
having been put in print.
On the 4th of April, 1861, Samuel C. Pome
roy und James 11. Lane were elected United
States Senators here In Topeta, the first from
Kansas; and they proceeded as soon as pos
sible to Washlngtou, arriving there April
12tb, to take tliclr seats, the Senate being
then In session. Fort Sumter had been fired
upon only tbe day before, and Washington
was in a terrible state of excitement. As
Kansas was the origin of tbe trouble, and
the Kansas Senators already noted in connec
tion with events which were deeply moment
ous, they were called upon to address an out
door public meeting In front of Willard's
Hotel the nlytit or their arrival. Tho speak
ers wero first taken to the hotel balcony, but
the rebel sentiment ran so high tbat tbe pro
prietors feared for its safety If abolition
speeches were permitted thero; and so dry
goods boxes were set up in tbe street, and
the large and excited crowd was addressed
by both Kansas Senators, and by Casslus M.
Clay, of Kentucky.
It is hardly necessary to say that tho
speeches were terrific denunciations of slave
ry and rebellion. Clay was especially bitter
and severe, and hisses came up from tho
crowd as he burled his anathemas against
treason and traitors. He said to them, as the
hissing grew louder:
'Your damned institution of slavery has
gone to hell. You fired on tbe flag of your
country. I wouldn't give a dollar a dozen for
all the slaves you have. You have yourselves
Bounded the death-knell of slavery In this
When Lane came forward tho rebel cle
ment groaned and tried to drown his talk
with biscs and curses. They did not know
tbe man. He bad been In sneb places before
and be stood bis ground until he forced them
to IUten to a specimen of his Kansas style
substantially like this :
"You Infernal traitors and rebels, gathered
here on this street of the capital of your
country, we aro prepared for you. We knew
you would fire on Fort Sumter; and we know
you intend, if you can, to take possession of
this city and government. But you know
not tbe ground you stand on. Kansa lias
been already six years in this proslavcry war
which you have only transferred from the
western prairies to tbe Atlantic shore. We
are schooled in all your belllsb policy of trea
son, murder and oppression. While you
have been preparing for this transfer and tho
opening of the ball bcrc, the people of Kan
sas liavo been making out tbe credentials of
Pomeroy and myself to come here and take
our places In tbe councils of the Nation, and
to organize death and destruction for every
traitorous scoundrel who lifts bis hand
against tbe flag of his country. While you
wero spouting treason on these street cor
ners, as you have been these last few months,
we bave been quietly sending here, from
Kansas, men to seize and throttle you at tbe
first movement. Wc bave known of your
plans and we are prepared for you. Every
man who groans and hisses in this crowd to
night Is a marked man ; from that moment be
Is shadowed by a man who will send his soul
to hell at the first act of treason which he
shall commit. You talk about 'no law to co
erce a State.' For six years, In your impo
tent attempt to fasten slavery upon Kansas,
you have trampled upon law, justice and tbe
rights of humanity. Kansas freemen bare
learned through your school bow to fight for
and defend all these. We bave come here to
defend and maintain this government with
or without law, and propose to fctriko down
every band which shall be raised against its
unity and perpetual maintenance throughout
The effect of Lane's speech was wbat was
intended, at least for a time. It cowed the
insolence of the rebels and made every one
of tbcm feel as if he bad forty Kansas re
volvers pointed at bim ready to s'end bim to
death at tbo first hostile movement. Next
day Lane sent a dozen or more men separate
ly to Alexandria to quietly give out here and
there, as a secret, tbat tbe Kansas men In
Washington were preparing to come down
and capture and destroy the place. This
threw Alexandria into a panic, and set the
whole male population to work at fortifying
for tbe defense of thtir own town and homes
Instead of marching on Washington as had
been planned. It has always been the opln
ion ot men well acquainted with the situa
tion at tbat time that Lane's audacious and
self-devised strategy here noted was tbo di
rect means of saving Washington from fall
ing into tbe hands of the Virginia rebels st
tbe very outset of the rebellion.
In this connection it is worth recording
that one evening about tbat time a party of
Kansas men, Pomeroy among them, went
over to Arlington, and were present at so
interview between Oen. R. E. Lee and a del
egation of Virginians that bad come with a
band of music and several prominent speak
ers to urge bim to Uke command ot tbe Vir
ginia troops, or in other words, to turn trait
or as a soldier of his country and draw his
sword on the side of the rebellion. Tbe
Kansas men listened to tbe music and tbe
speeches, and there beard Lee promise to go
to Richmond and take command. Then they
hurried back to Washington, and Pomeroy
went at once to Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Seward
and told them what had been seen and heard.
Both Lincoln and Seward refused to believe
that Lee bad been correctly understood. He
had been counseling with General Scott tbat
very day, they said, as to tbe best means of
defending and preserving tbe integrity of
tbe nation, ana it could not be possible that
he was himself a traitor. It required but a
Httie time, however, to prove that tho subse
quently foremost rebel commander had been
pretending, for purposes of his own, te be a
loyal man, when In fast he was, preparing to
desert and betray the government to whieh
keowedaetoalTa ciUsen's -" -
the asocial and added obligation of. a soldier
eoaeeteaatitoe paene expense, entreated
wHfc anUitary secret, aad sworn to be above
as ems tntsnrni to we near and Ms
TBI WTTK OP KARSAS WYlimU.
Few, If any, brighter women graced Kan
sas in its early days than Mrs. Sara T. Rob
inson, wife of the first governor of Kansas.
She came here at times while her husband
was governor, though I do not think she ever
permanently resided here. Sbo was in those
days, as she is still, a pleasant, gentle-voiced
woman, and as those were the days before
Kansas put on her "silken shoon" and gay
attire, she Is remembered tor wearing the
prettiest and softest of merino dresses. She
was also famous for having written a book
about Kansas and her numerous trials,. and a
very bright and readable book it was. Mrs.
Robinson, in a "mansion," entertaining tho
bright and fair of those brave days, would
have been a historic figure. There was an
other Mrs. Robinson who lived here In thoso
days, who was wonderfully admired, and
whose pretty face and bright eyes seem un
changed after twenty years. She was the
wife' or tbe then secretary of State, and Is
now Mrs. J. C. Uorton, of Kansas City.
Mrs. Thomas Carney was tbe wife of our
richest governor, and had her home in Leav
enworth, which was then considered a very
fine one. She does not appear to have left
any social traditions behind her in Topeka.
Of late years she bas been a regular attend
ant at the the sessions of the Legislature, on
bebalf of the orphan asylum at Leavenworth
of which she is an energetic and successful
Mrs. Governor Crawford was a Topeka girl
tbe daughter of Mr. Enoch Chase, one ot tbe
"immortal nine" who laid out tbe city. She
was brought up hero as a child, and grew up
one or tho earliest ot Topeka belles. Gov.
Crawford married her during his term of of-,
lice, and the wedding afforded the "society
editor of that period a great opportunity.
Mrs. Crawford had decided musical tastes,
and frequently appeared at tbe amateur en
tertainments. She bas lived for sevaral years
in Washington where she Is a popular mem
ber ot the "Kansas Colony."
Mrs. Harvey, tbo wife of tbe quietest and
most farmer-like of our governors, seldom
visited the capital during her husband's ad
ministration. She remained on tbe farm in
Riley county, and cared for it and a numer
ous family of children, while he was here,
and afterwards while he was In Washington
as United States Senator. One of tbe daugh
ters was educated here at tbe College ot the
Sisters of Bethany. After filling the highest
positions. Gov. Harvey returned to his fami
ly and farm, as quiet and unambitious as he
left them. Mrs. Harvey having never at
tempted to shine, bad nothing left to regret.
Doubtless tbo average ot her life was quite
as happy as that of any "social leader" of
Tbe couple best adapted to lead a brilliant
society were, I think, Thomas A. Osborn and
wife. He was tbe handsomest of our Gov
ernors, with a grace of manner largely nat
ural, slnco bo was not "born to tbe purple,"
but commenced llfo tn Kansas as a "Jour,
printer." Mrs. Osborn was the daughter of
United States Judge Delahay, and was
brought up in Leavenworth, when it was a
much more brilliant metropolis than it Is
now. Blessed with a pretty face and refined
manner, she was a great favorite. The Os
borns fixed their residence here, and gave
fortnightly receptions In the "season." Mrs.
Osborn now graces tbe court of Dom Pedro
as the wife of the American Minister.
Mrs. Gov. Geo. T. Anthony resided in
Leavenworth, but passed considerable time
here. She was counted a bright, sensible
woman, domestic In her tendencies, and
mado friends. Her husband despite many
well-worn jokes about bis frigidity, was a
most tender and chivalrous husband, and
withal tbe most aristocratic Governor our
State bas ever had.
Many foolish and even malicious stories
have been told about tbe domestic affairs of
Governor St. John. He has been accused of
penurlousness and the like. The St. Johns
bave lived unostentatiously, but nice and
comfortable. Mrs. St. John Is a noble wo
manpossesses excellent seme, and bas been
active, not especially In tbe temperance
cause alone, but in the direction of practical
benevolence. The establishment of "Ingle
side," a most worthy charity, intended to
furnish a temporary home and secure tem
porary employment for poor women and tbe
nearest approach to a hospital tbat Topeka
bas ever bad, has been largely owing to Mrs.
St. John's active and unselfish efforts.
Future Governors may bring more beauti
ful wives here, but it is doubtful If a more
efficiently good woman ever occupies the
position.. It Is but just to say that Gov. St.
John bas well performed his social duties.
Men may critlciso bim as tliey choose, but I
venture to say that no woman, rich or
humble, ever visited bis oflico without being
treated witb tbe most perfect kindness and
And now comes Governor Gllck, tbe first
Democratic Governor of our hitherto Re
publican State. It was at first reported that
he would reside here permanently and In
dulge in lavish hospitality, but that will not
often happen while our governors get but
81,000 a year, and bunt their own bouses or
boarding houses. Governor Gllck brings
with bim his-wlfe and daughter. Tbe Gov
ernor himself is a business, rather than a
socisl man, and would doubtless be quite
contented to remain in his office or in his
comfortable suite of rooms at tbe Copeland,
but Topeka society people yet build their
hopes on Mrs. Gllck and her daughter, and
are prepared .to give them a hearty welcome.
Mrs. Gllck Is a pleasant lady, much loved in
her home (Atchison) for twenty years, where
she has been a leader in literary as well as
social circles. Miss Jennie Gllck, being a
very sensible girl, must have been consider
ably disgusted with some of the awkward
compliments which have been lavished upon
her. She has been a frequent visitor here,
and bas laid the foundation of a large circle
of friends. She Is slender of figure, a pro
nounced brunette or the dignified and quiet,
rather than tbe saney aad spsrkllog order.
Her manners are cordial aad unaffected, snd
while society danglers will not find her one
of tbelr sort, her father will find her the fit
companion or his more elderly, sensible and
cultivated visitors. "ZatiHne," in Kamat
"Now, gentlemen, yon all have more or
less poetry in your souls. Listen to this,"
said Abraham Lincoln, then President, ss
he rose from his chair, in bis omee In the
White House, and read, In trembling tones,
which indicated his own profound apprecia
tion of it, Dr. O. W. Holmes' "Last Leaf,"
of which the following are two verses :
They ssy that in his prime,
Ere tbe pruning knife ef time
Cut him down,
Not a better man was found
By tbe crier in his round
Through tbe town
Now tbe mossy maables rest
On tbe lips that he had pressed
In their bloom ;
And tbe names he loved to bear
Have been carved for many a year
On the tomb.
One of tbe oldest members of the United
States Supreme Beach was heard to ssy soon
after Eoscoe Coasting's late argument before
that court, that it was the ablest legal argu
ment that had ever been presented to it dar
ing his long service ss Associate Justice.. He
also said that Mr. Conkliag was one of the
greatest men, intellectually, of these times.
Considered In eonaeetioa with the effort of
a few of the little people who have been try
lag for years te make' other people .beUeve
that BoseoeCoakllng is no lawyer, and that
be is a weak man, it Is the mere nteresttng
It Is unquestionably ike Jailgment of.tko
yer, or an enter mmmsa flag the Itstsmtnc
offsetxstonaad.of tie whole eenasryen
any secasfaoj when he ehssess tn .display nte
ItnsTf died in enrr sennlry, not-
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