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WICHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 1883.
M M. HtmtlCCK. II. ! XI'HCOCK
M. II. MUItDOCK & IlKOTIIER.
I'liilisiiehs asd rnomiKTom.
TWoTtOU.AUS I'Elt. YKAU I.AIVANCK.
Halt via. A.. T AS F. railroad, from the
north, arrltesalti.Xia. in., departs t :;
frum i tic south, arrltesatfiilO p. n. . ileiarts
at 5:'i. Kxres null arrive al 10 p. in.
Mall la. fet. 1-ouls & t-ta Francisco railroad,
arrlieaatB:40r. iu awl departs al 8:30 a, m.
Mall Ia. M. I. , Ft. 8. A IV. It If. arrltes
nt7 33p. in.i dtjartu ms ;. m.
Ilamer. Itnnnimeile. 1f vt. J! 1 1 ton ami llubv.
arrltes We.loes.lay and t-aturtlar at 4p.m ;
departs Momlay and 1 hurscay at a in.
Kingman, Waterloo Marshall and Afton,
arrltes Tuesday, Thursday and batmilay at
at Op. in. departs Slonilay, Wednesday ami
rjriuny mum. iu.
CastleVm. St. Marks and t.eriuanla. arrltes
Monday, Wednesday and Friday t JJ in.; le
parts eatnedays at 1 p in
Itouclas. Hose Hill and lowarllle. arrltes
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 12 In.; Ie-
juris same uirr at j ii, jii.
. i.i uoraoo, -jowanna, jtetiion nnu ,reenwicii.
I ariirra Mondar. We.lnes.lav ami featurtlar at
I ! p. in t .Iri.arts Tuesday, 'i hursdav and batur-
riutcliim.ii, Kl.lrldge, a!t. Hope and Fayette,
arrlrea Monday. Wednesday and Friday at
Cp m. i departs Tuixlay, Thursday ami :-ntur-
liaytTllle, Clearwater, Rolling (Jreeu, Ohio
IVtiter, Wrwi and I'eolone, nrrltei Tuesday,
Thursday aud halimlny at liin.; drjiarts same
daya all p.ru. .
Malls going east and eolith cloe promptly at
f 10a I"-; malls lor north at Slop, m.; ex
press matl for wt atid-Net ton at 12 in.
l'f,ctofllr ojirn ford-llTry of rttrr and tali
uf alami rnm 7 a. in. to 7 p. m.
Monry onlertUjiartiociitoiirn fronts a. m. to
4 p. in.
Mayor Win tirpiffn.tin.
:ty Attorney .1 M. UaldT.-.inn.
I'ollr Judp A. A. (ilenti.
i 'Ity Treasurer t' Klntmerle
Marshal vlatneA Kalru.
City Clerk Kre.1 fliattner
.liuttcvi of the l'eae W li. Hol.ha ami
U t . I noma'
Omstatdes Prank Thomas and I. $. 'onall.
Council, First ward M. .Iiiunsrly amlN A.
Onincil, Second warl C. I,. Adam and
F. (i Muylh.
Counrll, Thlnl warl C. V.. McAilanm am,
1. K llrotrn.
O.uncll, Fourth wanl J. 1.. Dyer and J. I.
Ilord of IMiioatlon, Flritt ward Ki Harris
ami II. K.llutler hero ml wanl It i:. Cnthrle
ami In. i.l. Iliwanti:. Third Hani M. V. ly
ml M llellar. l'onrtli ward louh Fl.her and
I h Caldwell
ludireor the Klchleenlh Judicial DUtrl.t
Mate Senator II. C. Fluxs.
ltepreKeiitatles K. 11. Allen, John Unwell.
HoarilorCountyCoinmUsioiiers (,. Y. Wal.
ter, . W. SleennHl, A. V Oliver.
Ojunty Treasurer 1. N. oo.lwek.
Oninty Clerk K. A liorhey.
MierllT II. IC. Watt, Deputy I'. H. Martial.
Clerk of lilstrlct Court C. A. Van Ness.
1'rohate.lii.lse K. II. .lew fit
Sup'ttf Fuhllc lustniction U.I. Hammond.
Ilelsterof Heed II II. llelserluau.
Countr Attorney 11. M Hale.
County buneyor .1. K. Hamilton.
Con.ner J W. Wlnpanl.
First Fresh) terlau Church J. 1. llewltl,
pastor Services every ahhath at 10); o'rl.x.l.
a iu. ami 7!. o'clockp.m. I'rayenneetliiK every
'Ihursday at 7fi o'clock, p. in.
M i:. Church It. Kelly, pastor. Services
ever'ealil.atliutlliito'clKka m nm!7,p.m.
I'rayer meeting on 'llinretlay eeulnK.
at Aloysus Catholic :huirh llev Mrrall,
pastor. Services on the 2d and llh Humlay of
etery iuontli;hti;li iiiassatliia.m ,veswrsa(7a'
Malhodlrt, 'fennan Iter. .loliu Haller, las
tor Itegular eervtces at Iheehurrh LulldliiK
at l't a. in. aud74a p.m. Frai er meetliif; ou
Krlends'ineetlinteachl Irstday luoruluic.uutll
furtlier notice, at 10'; o'clock, on north sldeof
Douglas avenue, Wtueeu Trcmont and tilohe
House, entrance thlnl door east of tilohe House.
Chrtallan Church services every l.nl's day
at II o'clock, A M , Iu Miller Hall Sunday
school at in o'clock, A. M
llnpllst ChurrJi llev V. F llsrpcr, jiastor.
Service at l(i:.W A. M and7:Si V M. Sunday
es'h.Hil ImmiMllntely niter luoruiiijC service:
St .lohn'n Kplsco! Church Uev.
Chamberlain, rector. Services on Sunday at
lu.', A M. aml7,al' M ; Wednesday eteiiliif;
at 7.S Seats IVee.
OmKrefcatlonallst Senlcv'a every alternate
Sahhathat 103a m and 7 30 p. m. until fur
ther notice. In KarI Hall.
A II. H. Uiurch- llev M Woolon, pastor.
Oimer tVater and Church street.
first (Colored) Missionary ISaptlst. Iley.
Frank llurdeu, pastor, lletneeu Central me-
nuean.i i.im aireei.
Tlie M K. Sabhath mIkh.1, a. II. NafUirer
buMTliitendeut( meets at the church at is
o'clock p. in.
The'resbjterlan Sabbath sclnsil,. I. I. Ilev
Itt, Superintendent, meets at the Presbyterian
church at I J in.
German M. K. Sunday ecliool, meets at the
church atX, o'cloct, p. lu. Herman Mueller,
Kplscopal Sabbath school ,;K 8.MkIII,S.It
lutendeut, meeU In Ki.iscopal Church atSSp.m.
lar OmcJave first Friday of eiery tiimiUi.
o. i:. Mj
F. W. Totm. lUnv.nler.
Wichita KN'CAtriiKNTNo,'J;fI, O.O.F.meet
nn the eentind and fourth Thursday ol each
mo nlli, m. MATTttRnsov, C. V
s ii a. .i rtAun, serine.
i yt I. O.O. F. Wlcliltalxi
" P A Friday nlcht at SoVlock,
r (V lliix'k. All brothers In
C - Tk.vlte.l to attend. W.w ;
J W. 1". Stic, 11. 3
A. .1 SAim, scribe.
ItalodgeXo. (It, meets eierj'
.at their nail, lemnie
i trooil iinmtln; are lu-
MATTiiansov, .. i.
A. V. A A. SI Meets on the llrst'and third
Monday or each month. Jleinbers vlsltlnpthe
cltyareconllally Inv Ited. .1.11. At-av, W. At.
J SI. IliiowNsox, Secretary.
(AnriKi.n I'ost, No. 23,(1. A. U. Meets on the
first and thlnl Tuesdays of each mouth.
M stkwaut, Commander.
J. A Wallscx, Adjutant.
WicinTACilAlTKU.n.A.M. Meets on the sec
ond Friday tueach month. .1. 1'. Allkn, II. V.
ItnvM. Soil's, Secretary.
llKiniiTS or Iloxou.meetat (MdFellowa Hall
ewry first and thlnl We.lnes.lay of each month.
J. W. WiMiAiiu, Dictator.
Ilon'r Jacks, Ileiwrter.
CMioiiTstrl'vTiiiAS. w'arwlck IxslireNo 41.
Mettsou Moiiilayofeacli wcekatUdd Fellows
...I. ,'1IU II,-1-I'IV I I1
jail, .i.,. .. .,,...., j
II. ent'AKT, K. It. S.
A O. IT. W. Meets every Jlonday nlgrtat
Miller's Hall. K F. Wilson, 31, '.
eo Cauiiiium, Uecorder.
U H. UMl OFFICE.
Douglas Avenue, Commercial Ulock. U. 1..
Walker, lglster, J. I..I5er, Kecelver. tlfllce
hours tnimV tolJa in. and from 1 toSp.in,
II. A. IIEKSKKA.
AiTonxn-AT-I.AW, Wichita, Kansas. OlUce
over Kausas Stale Hank, corner or Slain street
and Douglas avenue. All business v 111 receive
pmtupt attention. U-sn-
J. It. llOL'STOX,
ATTOU.NKr-AT-i.AW OEico oer Kansas Na
luual Hank. M-tf-
STAKI.KY & WALL,
AiToitsxra at Law, Wichita, Kansas. Office
over lllssautt & llutler. 1-
ArroaNavs, Wichita, Kansas, ofttce In Kagle
Pluck. . 41-
. . IlUtiULKS,
Arroii?iarT lav, Wichita, Kansas.
II AlilUS A. HAIIUIS.
AnoiciaTa at I.Avr, Wichita. Kansas. Offict
InthebulldliigiH-cupiedbytheU. M. Ijin.l Ofllce
Uiaus uegollate.1 on Improve.! lamia InBeilg
!ck and siuiuner counties. 35-
IIALE ,t DALK,
ATTOKStr at 1.aw, Wichita, Kansas. Office
No, Vt Douglas Avenue.
J. 31. IlALllLllSlOX,
Attok!ky at law, Wichita, Sedgwick connty
Kansas, onion lu t utennlal Illnck, over Aley'a
Shoe Store. apS-
J. F. LAL'CK,
Attok-mt' at Law, first door north of U. S.
Land Office, lu Conunerclal lllock, Wichita,
Kansas. Special attentlnu giicn to all kinds of
business connected, with the U. 8 Land ORlc.
Law and collection office over Kansas Na
tional Hank. Wichita, Kansas. Uefevs to Kan
sas National Hank. SU-
!. A. MITCHULL,
ATTOBJiKV-AT-LAW, Wichita, Kansas. OHcs
uver llerrtngtou'a bookstore. 10-3V
JAMKS L. DYKIt,
Attojvt at law, Wichita, Kuisaa. 32-
attobnct at La w, Wichita, Kansas.
I)K. E. KUDEU,
Usbhav l'liTaiciAM aso Scbokox. Female
diseases a specialty; coinjicleut and experieaced
treatment. Office oin day and night, Wer
ner' building, Donglu avenue, Wichita, Kan
sas. ' li-tf
A. W. McCOY, r
FiirsiaAN aud Suuacox Also U. S. exam.
talaa; Surgeon for pensions, lofllce ovsr Barnes
A Son 'aOnurS tore, lioaldence on LawTence ave
ae In third blo north or Methodist church.
E. MATTHEWS, It. I). 8.
la osratiatry aklUrallT ierforrned. ll-0-
D. W. SMITH,
KasTle Building, DouglM tmm.
A BS. wr. hSBOTUt.-
IMirruT. OfSeo over wumw Bo-msr
..t.v lime r tiiisalll Mill r Trim"! i -f.vi aspsinBaii.ieaesa., simiis ,,w, , ,
BUNNELL & ROYS
Leading Firm inr, Wichita,
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE.
Agents for the A., T.
If there ever uasa safe and pmfltable field
forreul estate Investments, Wichita, and Its
surronndlng country, Issiuha place. No other
liortlon or Kansas can comiare with It. For
general excellence or soil, variety or products
in grain, v cgetables and Irtiits, and a delightful
climate, the Kingdom or Wichita stands pre
eminent among the various kingdoms of the
Ureal South-west. Our "Forest City," with
over 8,Kj population, its nnmerons schools and
churches, brick and stoue business blocks,
lieantiful residences, and ItsdellghtfuHykhaded
avenues, Is the pride of southern Kansas. Our
county of Sedgwick, with its wide area of bot
tom lands for "hog and hominy," and Its rich '
and pnsluctlie uplands for small grain and
Itasturage, is shown by the agricultural resrts
to be the banner I'wnnty or our State.
We have lioth city and country pnerty tor
sale, anil can generally find some genuine bar
gains on our books.
The Itailmad Company has for sale in our
district Ihe rollowlng-.lesciilMsl lands:
TOWXSIIir 21, 1 WIST.
Xw,V ne.V section .1 at $ 8 7.1 ier acre.
Xe.'i 7 ID ,'S) '
Se'i " 17 11 l "
Sw,'.- " it 13 25 '
SeV section 1!) at
',' " III
KS' ne " 23
he.'.' " 27
S,'aw4 or section 7 at
XU i.r section 11 at
Se'i " 11
hw.'i " II
S,'f aw,', section 27 at
1'itsP, Hand 10, section
K,' w!.' section 11 nt
Hir " 17
liOtsl 23 4" 19 10 75
1 .11 til " 111 112.1
Xe'i se.'i "' 111 M7.1
XeV " 21 73
f-'i nw.'i " 21 II (
Xw.V nw.V " 21 II (
Is.tl " .'1 II
l.ts 2 3 4 ' SI 10 OH
Ne'.' lit!,' " 21 10 !
Ke'i SI !IUI
E'.- ne.'.' " 23 H 25
Isils i; 7 " .'" 1125
Luts " 33 12 IK)
,'Ji seU " 33 12 ll
TOWXSIIII' 2il,2 EAST.
1 2 ol section 27 at M iter acre.
TOWXSIIII';, 1 WEST.
Lot 5 or section 5 al $14
1.01 7 " 5 12
I it ;
XeV or section 7 at $10 75 per acre.
XKss,1, 17 10 00 "
Lot C "27 8 511 "
l'rlces given are for the Eleven-Year Flan,
until August 1, 1Ks3. On the Six-Year Plan
there Is a discount of 20 per cent, and for Cash
there la a discount or S.1S iier cent. After Au-
Kist 1st, the discount on the six-year plan will
only 10 per cent., and ror cash 23 s?rcent.
We are the exclusive agents in Wichita for
the following unimproved lands :
TOWXSIIII' 23, 2 EAST.
Se'.' section S at 7 50 perncre.
Se.'i section 15 at S 00
K.nw). section 13 at 9
E.'fnw.'i " SJ
Xe.'.' of srclii.ii 3 al S 8
3 8 00
5 10 50
5 !l U0
5 8 00
!l B 50
!) 10 Ul
!) 10 00
Tliese lands, at jirlces given, are for sale on
four years' time, one-firtli down, balance In
four e.Ul payments, Mllli Interest at 8 per
cent, fiayahle semi-annually. For cash we can
allow a discount or.1 per rent.
E5" The owners or the last above-described
lands hare gi en us absolnle onlers to prohibit
all ersous from cutting hay, or islurtng on
them, and.topnisecutealt cases of trespasson
To the .eoile of Sedgwick and adjoining
counties vie wlh to say that onr ofllce Is head
quarters for cheap ami satisfactory real estate
loans. We obtain money direct from Eastern
capitalists, and can, therefore, make loans at
lower rates than parties getting their money
second or thinl-handed. 1'rlnrij.al and Interest
are iald at our office. Money always on hand,
and nn delays If yonr title Is all sralght. We
rather make a specially of this loaning busi
ness, and lwrmwers will tlo well to call and
get rates or talk loaus, and see how it Is thai
we ran make loans quicker than anybody else,
when title Is all clear. There Is one thing that
Is very satisfactory to us, and speaks well for
our manner of dolug business, and that Is:
Those men who borrowed of us five years ago
almost Invariably come to us to make nsw
loans, In rase they need renewals. They ara.
satisfied to deal with us agalu. We aim to lie
aoroiuadatlng In this line of business, as well
as in every other. Wo draw papers so that a
loan can be paid off before due. If desired by
the liorrower, and et en where papers ara drawn
absolutely for five years, we have never yet
failed to get a release when wanted. The long
and short or It Is that the parties East for whom
we loan money are satisfied, and willing todo
Just about anything that we ask or recommend,
and we ran, therefore, sometimes give special
favors to onr customers.
If you have a family and have not yet laid np
sufficient or this world's goods to leave thera lu
comforlslile circumstances In case of your
death, or Iffrom any other cause you need In
surance on yonr lire, we can write yon up In
the strongest and best company In the United
.States the Equitable Lire Assurance Society,
or New York, a comiany that wrote more In
surance last year than any other company u
tha world. A policy in this company It aa goo. I
as gold, and when such ollcles can be obtained.
It Is worse than useless to depend on policies
Issued by companies or uncertain reputation,
auch aa the atuatler stock companies, and the
"Mutual Aids," "Benevolent"' and "Home
and Power" concerns no matter what the
name or where they hail from .
We hare eight fire Insurance companies In
onr agency, and they have aasets of over
C77.000.UOO. They are the larreit, strongest,
awl best In the United States or any other
country . A policy In any or these gives insur
ance that Insures beyond quettlou, and It coals
no more than a policy In some small and uncer
tain company. From personal acquaintance
with the special agents or the companies we
represent, we can guarantee to oar patrons In
this line of business a fair, square and honor
rble adjustment of losses whenever they ocenr.
To onr country friends we wish to say that. If
yon hare anything to insure, call at our once
and get rates and find out about companies lie
fore Insuring with men traveling about the
country aa agents of some wild-cat concern.
We can almost Invariably save yon some
money. The Home, of Xew York, and the
rhapnix, of Hartrurd, are now writing Cyclone
and Tornado policies also. The same compan
ies have a farm department, in which they
write on stock, grain, etc., and we can take
your note for the premium, ir yon can give a
good note, and It Is not convenient to pay cash .
Tease examine this list of companies, and re
member where you can get their policies :
.Etna, of Uartfonl,
German-American, X. Y.,
Hartford, of Hartford,
Home, of New York, -Iks.
Co. of X. America, -Ltv.&Lon.&Globe,
UNMRWBITHR8, of N.Y.,
Qrncst, paUIni, to gay t' rftet, Cwer ) t
& S. F. Railroad Lands,
21, 2 WEST.
$ U (i ir acre.
M l "
7 l "
2J, 2 EAST.
$'i 61 jier acra.
2.1, 3 EAST.
$ 7 2.1 per acre.
S to '
s to "
23. 1 WEST.
B (W iier acre.
31 at ell u.f per acre.
2.1, 2 WEST.
$ a 50 per acre.'
Tsi j.er acre.
23, 3 EAST.
2C, I EAST.
fi to iter acre.
20, 2 EAST.
) per acre.
. $ 9,054,611
, ,. L v-ctKr -k-r-st
THE AZTEC CITY.
XCGKNK T. WARS,
There is a clouded city that doth rest
Beyond the crest
Where Cordilleras mar the mystic West.
There sons unheeded rise and reariie,
And in the skies
The harvest moon, unnoticed, lives and diei.
And yet this clouded city bath no night
Potb give eternal noontide redly bright.
A thousand wells whence cooling waters
No more the same,
Sow send aloft a thousand trees of flame.
This clouded city is enchanting fair,
For rich and rare
From sculptured frieze the gilded griffins
With level look with loving, hopeful face,
Fixed upon space,
Stand caryatides of unknown I see.
And lofty colonades are there of green, '
Carved on whoso shafts strange alphabets
Auil from triumphant arches, looking down
Upon the town,
1 U porphyry sad, unknown statesmen frown.
And there are lofty temples, rich and great,
Aud at the gate,
Carved in obsidian, the lions wait.
A nd there are palace homes and stately walls
And open balls,
Where fountains are with voiceless water
falls. The ruddy lires Incessantly illume
Temple and tomb,
And In their Maze the stone-wrought blos
From clouds congealed the mercury distills,
Aud, lorming rills,
Adown the streets in double streamlet trills.
An rain from clouds that summer bkies
From turret tips,
And spire and porch the mobile metal drips
No otic that visited this fiery hive
Came out but mo I, I alone survive.
Fokt Scott, Kansas.
There arc very many citizens of Kansas
who vividly remember with what painful
apprehension and Interest, mingled with
loyal pride, they received the news that
came slowly dripping in from St. Louis,over
the slender wires, twenty two years ago.
The first regiments that young Kansas sent
to the war bad encountered the enemy, in
the first great battle fought west of the Mis
souri; there had been a stubborn and des
perate fight, beginning at dawn and lasting
until nearly dark; the Union forcea bad re
tired to Springfield and were falling back to
Holla; and over a thousand of Gen. Lyon's
little army, including its commander, had
been killed or wounded.
This was the story the. wires told, and it
was all that could be learned, for several
days. And meantime, in thousands ot scat
tered Kansas homes, fathers, mothers, wives,
sisters and sweethearts wero waiting, with
blanched cheeks and scarcely beating hearts
to know what had been the fate of one who
was all the world to them. Was he lying,
white and pulseless and cold, In the woods
or meadows that fringed the little stream
where the contending armies bad wrestled
all day for the mastery; or was he carried,
wounded and bleeding, to the hospitals at
Springfield ; or was he safe and well, with
those who bad passed unscathed through
tho flame and smoke of the battler
The generation that has grown up since
"the war drums ceased their throbbing and
the battle flags were furled," can never ful
ly realize the awful suspense, the dreadful
agony, which filled the minds and hearts of
those who waited and watched, with bated
breath, for tidings from the battle-field at
Wilson's Creek. But those who had near
relatives and dear friends engaged will nev
er forget tho tense and painful anxiety of
that occasion, and of others akin to it, which
followed in such swift and awful succession
as the long, dreadful days of the civil war
dragged on to the final ond.
The Union army at Wilson's Creek com
prised five companies of cavalry, six of in
fantry, and two batteries, United Stites
regulars ; two regiments of Kansas volun
teers, the First and Second Infantry ; four
regiments ot Missouri volunteers, the First
Third and Fifth infantry, and a battalion of
the Second; the First Iowa infantry; two
independent battalions of Missouri volun
teers; and two volunteer batteries, in all
numbering less than 8,000 men. Gen. Mc
culloch, the Confederate commander, in his
official report gives his farce as 8,300 infant
ry, 15 pieces of artillery, 0,000 horsemen,
"and other hcrsemen with the army" in
all 15,000 men.
The loss ol the Union army was 223 killed
721 wounded, and 291 missing a total of
l,23Ti. The loss of the Confederates is stat
ed, in McCulloch's official report as G25 kill
ed, 800 wounded and 30 missing a total of
1,455. The First Kansas sustained a larger
loss than any other regiment engaged, viz.,
77 killed, 187 wounded, and 20 missing a
total 281. The Second Kansas lost 5 killed,
59 wounded, and C missing a total of 70.
These two Kansas regiments lost an aggre
gate of 354 men nearly one-third of the to
tal casualties of Gen. Lyon's army. Col.
Dcltzlerofthe First, and Col. Mitchell or
the Second Kansas, were both severely
Looking over the reports of tho battle,
one cannot rail to notice how many of the
subaltern officers engaged, afterwards at
tained great distinction. Captains David
S. Stanley, Fred. W. Steele, Totten, Tlum.
mer and Carr, and Majors J. M. Schoficld
and Sturgls, of the regulars, became major
generals before the close of the war; and
Cols. Sigel, Dcltzler, Mitchell, Merrill and
Solomon, and Major Oiterhaus, were pro
moted to be brigadier generals.
Wilson's Creek deservedly ranks as one
of the great battles of the war. Although
the numbers engaged on either side do not
compare with the vast forcea that participa
ted In later engagements, the proportionate
loss was very large, and the influence ol
this engagement, upon the future his
tory or the struggle cannot bo overestimat
ed. The echoes of the guns at Wilson's
Creek stirred the land like an electric shock,
and rallied hundreds of thousands of vol
unteers around the flag. It might be called
perhaps, a drawn battle. Our forces fell
lell back to Holla, but the enemy was too
much broken and demoralized to pursue
them, and the clU of the fight was mainly
with the Union arms.
The great disaster sustained by the Union
aide was the loas or Geo. Nathaniel Lyon.
There has been some discussion ever since,
concerning the military genius of Lyon, but
the decided weight of opinion, we think,
among the array offlceis who knew him
best, is that if be had lived he would have
been the great military leader of the civil
war. In many respects he resembled the
Confederate leader "Stone wall" Jackson,
lie was an enthusiast, aa waa Jackson ; he
had all of Jackson's energy, decision,
promptness of action, aad persistence ; he
hated slavery, and was passionately devot
ed to the Unloa ; and he woa at oaoe aad
held steady the thorough confidence of the
men he commanded. He was one of the
few officers ol the regular army who un
derstood and appreciated, from the begin
ning, the intelligence, coorage aad earnest
ness of the volnateers, aad who Reagalse4
in the erode, awkward aad uadisclpUaed
regimeau that flocked with vtaparaUehrd
enthusiasm to the defease or the imperiled
country, the very flower or the Republic's
youth aad maahood. Lyoa saw a oaee, aa
ion regular oacers did aot, that oat of
snch materials wsttid to teaMd art tea
toned the greatest army taa world ever
knew-eebHeri whose dtadnUae mi aaa-
plemeated by iattMigwus aad what
Maragawaafaeptrad by loyalty. Hetraat
ed them from the start, sia4tlt4ratek
eyMajKl clear avralaanesajsisataltlm, at
taUarioi oMor la eiaailaa us, am bo tho
m who att at Wtmoa'aCraikii any.
aoi dafa: watt aaam aa krwwar.
"-M. "t " " tfrJT JC'J. 1 -Stfr f 9 " T i t"3 " ,. . -i 't'4fcb V'Tlj' "S7's -" " " ' ' "fe '' i'r 4T ' V-"- i ' J"" ,' ""'.&.' jl ?t" "" V " "'"'" " ' I ' ' 1 " e" f'f Jj'll iei, 1 v j f -I .j- v s. m'7Tt - ,- " X"' ,
lngs of the well-remembered comrades of
camp tail march tad battle. Bat nothing
an eTer rob them of the honest pride they
reel ia the recollection that when the Re
public waa, threatened with destruction,
they offered their lives that it might live.
To them, and to their deacendenta to the
third and fourth generation, this recollec
tion will be a glory that will never grow
dim. Ckampion, Aug. 10,
R. BEECHETS THEOLMY.
CHICAGO, July S3. Grand Pacific Hotel.
The Bev. Dr. J. Spencer Kennard Dear
Sir: I have read your reported sermon,
delivered yesterday, with great interest. I
have to thank you for your kindness of
reeling manifested and the absence of that
rigor of orthodoxy which seems to be but
a covert form of saying "damn you." But
I am not saying this as an expression of
surprise. One would have expected that
excellent spirit in you. But my point of
gratification is that the time has come for
an honest discussion of the views or the
old and new theology. If conducted in a
Christian spirit, good cannot but come out
or it. It is hardly to be expected that
either side will have a whole victory. But
another seneratlon will find itself upon a
higher level. Allow me to say of my own
position, that I know that I am orthodox
and evangelical as to the facts and sub
stance of the Christian religion ; but equal
ly well I know that I am not orthodox as to
the philosophy which has hitherto been ap
plied to these facts. I am a cordial Chris
tian evolutionist. I don't agree by any
means with all of Spencer, his agnosticism
nor all ol Huxley, Tyndall and their
school. They are agnostic. I am not, em
phatically. But I am an evolutionist and
that strikes at the root of all medieval and
orthodox modern theology ; the fall of man
by Adam and the inheritance by his poster
ity of his guilt, and by consequence any
such view or Atonement as has been con
structed to meet this fabulous disaster.
Men have not fallen as a race. Men have
come up. No great disaster met the race
at the start. The creative decree of God
was fulfilled. Any theory of Atonement
must be one which shall meet the tact that
man was created at the lowest point, and,
as I believe, is as to bis physical being
evolved from the race below him, but as to
bis moral and spiritual nature is a son of
God, a new element baving come in, in the
great movement of evolution, at the point
ol man's appearance. Man is universally
sinful, not by nature, but by a voluntary
violation of known laws. In other words,
the animal passions or man have proved to
be too 3trong for his moral and spiritual
nature. Paul's double man, the old man
and the new man, is a grand exposition of
tbo doctrine or sin, especially in seventh
But enough of this ; I am not in my
preaching attacking orthodoxy. I belong
to this wing or the Christian army. But I
cannot get my own views out, except by
comparison or tbcm to the disadvantage or
the standard views. If to any 1 seem to
bring wit and humor to an irreverent use,
I can only say I do it becauso I cannot help
It. So things come to me. So I must ex
press them but not as a sneer, or scoff-
though often with impetuous feeling and
with open mirth.
My life is drawing to an end. A lew
more working years only have I left. No
one can express the earnestness which 1
reel that, in the advance of science, which
will inevitably sweep away much rubbish
from the beliefs of men, a place may be
found fora higher spirituality, for a belief
that shall have its roots in science, and its
top in the sunlight of faith and love. For
that I am working and shall work so long
as 1 work at all. The discussion has begun
God is in it. It must go on. It is one of
those great movements which come when
God would lift men to a higher level. The
root of the whole matter with me is, in a
Which is the central element or moral
government, love or hatred r I say hatred,
for in human hands that is what Justice has
largely amounted to. I hold that they are
not co-equal. True justice, in Its primitive
form, is simply pain, and this suffering is
auxiliary, pedagogic the schoolmaster,
until men are enough developed to work by
love. Love is not auxiliary. It is the one
undivided force or moral government to
which god is bringing the universe.
I should wish to Jive in the affection and
confidence of my brethren in the Christian
ministry, but I cannot for the sake of earn
ing it yield one jot or tittle or loyalty to
that kingdom or love which is coming, and
or which 'lamas but one crying in the
wilderness, "Prepare ye the way of the
Lord.' I am affectionately yours,
Hxnry Ward Bkeciikr.
ODE TO A BABY.
Sco the pretty baby,
Eyes so big and blue,
Knows a great deal, maybe,
But only says, "Oo-oo 1"'
Hands like balls of cotton,
Feet so pink and rat;
Where could the kid have gotten
Hands and feet like that?
Cheeks so round and chuffy,
And such a such a nose !
Hair so short and fufly,
And, gracious ! see those toes !
Looks at everybody
As il it knew them all ;
Does it want some toddy?
Is it going to squall T
Yes, it's going to do it,
Listen how it hollers 1
Mamma would n't sell It
Blfi THING, SURE.
A City Alive to a Memorable Occasion,
am uetermiaeo to Keaca uearece
The arrangements for the coming Oriole
celebration in Baltimore are certainly upon
a scale which must Impress even tbo most
enthusiastic advocate or big events. That
the Monumental City is looking up and has
caught the spirit or enterprise characteris
tic or the West ia beyond question. What
she does is no longer by halves, but believ
ing that which ia worth doing at all is worth
doing well, now proposes to outdo even
New Orleans in carnivals, and in addition
present attractions never before dreamed
of. ir Louisville and Cincinnati have their
great expositions, St. Louis her grand
fairs, and Chicago her tangerfests, Balti
more has her summer nights' carnival, and
that, too, after a fashion which all Europe
could not excel.
It would jqot be a surprise if Baltimore
soon indulged in an exposition herself, and
when the does it will be business and no
mistake. Having demonstrated ber ability
to surpass everything in the mystic pageant
line ever before attempted and educated
ber thoroughgoing, energetic business men
la public enterprises, the chances are that
they will naturally seek new channels for.
thtir experience, aad what more likely than
a big novelty la the way of an exposition,
with features sever before presented f
Already Baltimore la perfecting for the
Oriole festivities an electric programme
which will astonish the natives, aad the
Tuesday sight of carnival week promises a
remarkable series of attractions ia which
electricity will play a most prominent part.
Baltimore was the flrat city la tho Union to
demonstrate the practicability or the tele
graph, tbo flrtt to coastruct a paateager
railway, aad the flrtt to Blame ber streets
with gat. Now aha proposes to lead by a
long way tho display or electric light ef
fect to be the flrtt to prove IU wide fleld
of pottlble operations. Tho different elec
tric companies ia the eoaatrr ara bocota
lag greatly interested ia tho exhibition,
aad WW vie with each ether in leadiag ex-
perieaeed aad practical aid. It wIHboa
memorable sight, aad oae which it wlB re.
pay a long josraey to enjoy. The Balti
more Ohio, the clty't great road, le dotag
everythlag witala the tcope ofltaeaor-
ee to smite the eelebratloa aa
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FACTS FOR THE CURIOUS.
The achromatic microscope shows the
hair to be indented with teeth resembling
those or a coarse, round rasp, but extreme
ly irregular and ragged, and which all in
cline in one direction, from their roots to
ward their extremity.
Ten tons weight at noon, when the at
traction of the sun aud the earth are in op
posite directions; is twenty-four pounds
one ounce and two drachms less than at
midnight when the attraction or the sun
and the earth are in tho same direction.
Sir Christopher Wren (the celebrated
architect or SL Paul's, London) said: "A
moderate voice may be heard fifty feet be
fore the preacher, thirty feet on each side,
and twenty behind, if the pronunciation
be distinct and equal, without lowering
the voice at the last words of the sentence."
M.Humboldt,In his "PersonalSarralive"
states "that in the thirteenth century, the
habit ot eating human flesh pervaded all
classes of society. Extraordinary snares
were spread for physicians in particular.
They were called to attend persona who
reigned to' be sick, but who were only hun
gry, and it was not in order to be consulted
There is at Brussels a perpetual oven.
Bread is baking In it night and day; and at
every second a loaf comet out hot at one
end, while a fresh c ne is put in at the other.
The heat is thus economized, as the fire is
never extinguished. It is kept up with oil,
and as this bread never comes in contact
with coals or cinders, it is perfectly free
from any unpleasant taste or smell.
The term Fcnlau is derived from the
Gxlicword Fiann. In the antiquated Gaelic
it is written Fland. It was a name given
to an order or class or professional soldiers
among the Pagan Irish; long before the
Christian era. In ordinary times the Fian
consisted in three legions, in each legion
was three thousand men, but in war there
were usually seven legions.
Some mathematical genius is responsible
for this remarkable development ol his
genius : "It has been calculated that the
hairs ou tho tip or a dog's tail or the aver
age length or thirteen Inches (tall, not hair)
are made to traverse 25,133 miles by the
simple act or wagging, during an ordinari
ly happy life of nine years two months and
eleven days, which is the mean life time of
One of the smallest pieces or money at
Venice Is called gazetta ; and all the liter
ary newspapers which were published at
Venice in single sheets so early as the thir.
teenth century were sold for a gazetta
apiece; all kinds or newspapers were from
thence called gazette, or gazettes. Gazette
is derived from the Greek .word gaza, (a
treasure) aud tbe paper bearing this name
is by most people considered a treasure of
Some stupendous figures are furnished
by tbe recent census or tbe British Empire.
Its total population is 235,750,000, or nearly
double that or the Uoman Empire in its
palmiest days, while its territory, 7,750
square miles, is almost fire times as great.
A sixth of tbe Queen's subjects are Chris
tians, a little more than a tenth Mohamme
dans, over two-fitbs Hindoos and a fourth
heathens of various sects. The titled prop
erty holders of Great Britlan number 186,
000. Miss Lucy A. Osborne, of New Milfbrd,
Connecticut, whose scalp, right ear and
part or the right cheek, were torn off in
September, 1874 by machinery in which ber
hair caught, and who has since been at a
New York hospital, Is now at home. A
new scalp has grown upon ber head by the
grafting thereon of minute bits or skin.
The pieces were contributed from tbe arms
or the hospital surgeons. The total number
ol pieces used in this operation was 12,003.
One or tbe surgeons contributed from bis
person 1,202 pieces and another gave 865.
Tbe appearance or tbe scalp now is similar
to that or a healed wound. Of course
there can be no growth or hair thereon. In
tbe first of the grafting process, bits or skin
the size or a nickel were employed, but
not with good success, and at the sugges
tion or an English surgeon much smaller
pieces were substituted, and with excel
CIVIL SERVICE REFORM ASSOCIATION.
1'EOVIDKNCX, K. I., Aug. 1. The annual
convention of the Civil Service Reform As
sociation continued Its session this morning
at the Channing Memorial church, Newport
attended by a large concourse of distln
Geo. W. Curtis delivered the annual ad
dress, In the course of which be warmly
commended President Arthur's appoint
ments ol members of the civil service coin
mission. Had the president desired he
might have defeated the purpose of tbe
Pendleton bill by appointing an unfriendly
commission. This action evinced the
president's desire to give the reform sys
tem fair play, aud was more significant be
cause or the president's previous course and
his faith in the necessity or part of the
At the business meeting after, the oration,
Curtis was uuanimously re-elected presi
Hitchcock, of St. Louis, presented a res
olution, that In the opinion of tbe league
it is indlspensible to complete tbe reform
or civil service, that Congress should re
peal tbe act or May 15, 1820, and acts sup
plementary thereto, now embodied in sec
tions 969, 1,801, 2,217, 3,203, 2,013 and 3,830,
revised statutes, by which tbe tenure ol
administrative offices was fixed at four
years, for the purpose and with the effect
of locating presidential vacancies in said
offices to be filled by appointing power.
Tbe resolution denounces the practice of
rotation in ofllce as foreign alike to Repub
lican principles and to sound business
methods, and advocates, as the most ur
gent step in reform, a return to tbe early
practice or tbe government, under which
fidelity and good behavior or public ser
vants, at in the cue or private agents, was
made the sole condition or continuance in
A resolution was adopted favoring the
application or the principles or the Pendle
ton bill on civil service to the States and
cities or this country.
Tbe league resolved to admit to member
ship ail civil service reform associations
thus applying, and soon afterwards ad
I saw Mrs. Langtry for about ten minutes
once when she wat not on tbe stage.
I made up my mind then that she would
be a successful woman almost anywhere In
a world made up In a large part of men and
There were present several of tbe latter
creatures, and they basked and gamboled in
ber tunthine with a new tense of their
smartness and their strength.
She never contradicted them. She never
questioned their statements. Every one of
them felt that in lest than five minutes she
confided ia him specially; that there was a
secret bond of sympathy; that the bad
seized hit better nature ; that for once In
hit life he had met a woman who under
II there it any thing ia this world that a
auteallae person yearns for it is in this
When the wat asked to express an opin
ion oa tome trivial matter I don't remem
ber whether it wat Fanny Davenport's act
ing or the weather at Leng Branch be
looked timidly around with ber clear grey
eyet upon each of the masculine persons
Here we have the ivy and the oak reduced
Every mas ia that grasp grew aa inch or
two if stature aad is girth without know
ing it. A sew megaeaimlty stirred In him
aad he cried, "certalaly! certainly!"
Ho felt that ho weald overlook til her
wets-note, ett her immaturity of opinion,
aH her want of ksowledge at became a man.
A tort of tltiraoat gray appeal west oat
from her eyteeeatiaaaSy. It was like tbe
head oa year y twlhrul ilrs ism whew women
tags It aad wasted ttroag,
to ten thearwhat they eaght
to do say.
I have seat that "may. I" wataaa a great
I twa sWWotTMT TWoferaMJMl
sem meWli rt lit m of two with a tytah-
DEPARTMENT OF IMMIIRATI8N.
With characteristic rar-tlghtednesa and
liberality the Atchison, Topcka SanU Fe
people arc about to eater upon a work
which, ir carried out at planned, will bo ol
great importance to the entire territory
traversed by their giant railway system.
Heretofore the paateager aad the lead de
partments have performed tbe work or at
tracting Immigration with the aid of a large
force or agents in Ihe fleld ia this country
and in Europe during the past ten years,
with what success is well known. Xow by
far the greatest proportion of the company's
land grant, which does sot extend beyond
tbe western line or Ktattt, hat been dis
posed of to actual settlers, aad what re
mains of it is being sold very rapidly and
without any great effort on the part of the
company, either to parties for stock raising
on a large scale, or, in agricultural districts
to individual settlers. It will not be long
before the A., T. 4 S. F. R. B. Co., wll
havo no more land to tell. Yet, throughout
southern and western Kansas, within the
reach or the Santa Fe line, there are vast
bodies or uncultivated land yet to be had
from private parties and from tbe govern
ment which, ir settled, would add greatly
to the wealth or the State and to the busi
ness or tbe railroad. There are many farms
in all stages of development for sale, and
such properties ara usually Indifferently
farmed, and would be a source or greater
profit if iu the bands ol settlers who In
tended to make permanent homes or them.
The work or the new Department ol Im
migration, under the direction of Mr. C. B.
Schmidt as Commissioner of Immigration,
Is to cover this broad fleld ; and the many
agents or tbe company in all parts or the
civilized world will assist In calling the at
tention of the emigrating public to these
opportunities. Beyond Kansas, in Colora
do, Now Mexico, Arizona, even In Califor
nia and Old Mexico, vast resources are to
be developed, and much muscle, brains and
money arc needed to accomplish it. Here
too, the A., T. & S. F. will be, with its de
pendencies, the chief promoter of business ;
and the Department of Immigration Is to
go band in hand with tbe General Passen
ger Department In the work of attracting,
and to a certain extent directing these re
It is a grand work, one which deserves
and uo doubt will have tbe sympathy of
the people ; and it is to be hoped that the
press all along tbe line, the local authori
ties, corporations and private individual8
who have properties to develope, will co
operate In tbe work by keeping in commu
nication with tbe Commissioner or Immi
gration whose headquarters are at Topeka,
by posting him up on the wants and attrac
tions ol their respective localities, and 4iy
furnishing any information be may require
to do his work effectively.
Mr. Schmidt has for ten years been iden
tified with the immigration work of tbe A.
T. & S. F. R. R , and has only recently re
turned from Europe where be spent most
or three years establishing agencies and ad
vertising his road. He baa returned home
with greatly enhanced facilities for sue
ir you sit down at set of sun.
And count tho acts that you have done :
And counting, find
One self-denying act, and word
That eased tbe heart or blm who beard
One glance most kind,
That fell like sunshine where it went,
Then you may count that day well spent.
But ir through all the livelong day
You've cheered no heart by yea or nay ;
ir through it all
You've done nothing that you can trace,
That brought the sunshine to one race ;
No act most small,
That helped some soul, and nothing cost,
Then count that day as worse than lost.
PUTTING A BULL TO THE TEST.
They bad a discussion the other day over
at Miller's about bulls.
Mr. Miller said it was all nonsense about
a bull being excited and made furious by a
red rag. Ae said he bad an ugly tempered
Devon bull who would take It like a lamb
if you would shake the flag ot all nations
in his face.
Dr. Robinson said that Miller daren't try
It, and Miller bet Robinson that he would.
So Miller went into the bouse and loaded
himseir up with a red flannel undershirt,
and we all walked out to the field. Tbe
bull was there, looking as calm as a summer
morning. Sillier climbed the fence, and
went toward the animal, keeping the shirt
behind him. At he came close to the bull
he suddenly produced the shirt and flirted
It In tbe bull's face.
The beast jumped back a yard or two in
astonishment and kept his eye on Miller,
while Miller waved tbe old vermilion gar
ment vigorously. Then the bull shook bis
bead several times, as ir he declined to
have anything to do with the business ; and
Miller turned toward us and put his thumb
to his nose and made a signal or victory.
Just then an idea seemed to strike the
bull. He put his head down and moved
swiftly forward. Miller at first thought
there had been an earthquake. He was
hurled up twenty feet, and when he struck
the ground he made another ascension.
Upon his descent he thought he would
try to run, but a Devon short horn was In
serted in bis trousers, and again be went
up high enough to take a bird's eye view
of the surrounding country.
On the twenty-fifth descent ho fell on the
other side of tbe fence from the bull, and
we picked him up. Ula clothes were in
-ribbons. Hit nose was a spectacle, and hit
mouth was full of grass and mud.
We asked blm how be felt and he said
nothing. We inquired concerning the con
dition of his bones, but he made no reply.
We asked ir hit views about bulls bad un
dergone any change, but be walked silent
ly along. We wanted to know ir be enjoy
ed the scenery the last time he went up,
but he would not say.
He merely went into the house, filled up
both barrels ol bis gun with old nails, and
screws, and scraps or Iron, and went out to
interview tbe bull. Tbe animal was a
corpse in ten. minutes, and then Miller
pulled off his undershirt and went up stairs'
We know what bis views are now, al
though he doet not express them to freely
OLDEST CHURCHES IN AMERICA.
The San Miguel church at SanU Fe is
without doubt the oldest church edifice in
tbe United States'. It wat built in 1870, by
Juan Ornate, partially destroyed during
the rebellion or 1080, at appeara from doc
umentary evidence, and placed in still bet
ter repair in 1710. The bones of many a
gallant soldier and pious priest have found
their last retting place there. The cross,
the emblem of civilization, brought hither
by Spaniards, wat planted here three hun
dred years ago, aad many a wandering look
wat directed to it by the poor Pueblo In
dians put to death in that very church yard
and under Its holy windows. The civiliza
tion of tbe Spaniards at boat attested by
the history of this eouatry, was always
that or cross aad sword combined. Tbe
oldest house in Saata Fe staadt across the
street from the San Mlgael church, aad
wat aa oid, old building whes Ornate took
formal possession of tho city lathe six
teenth century. The Bishop's cathedral It
also very old, aad wat bailt by Goveroor-
General Aatoaia del Barred Cassis, aboat
1758. The chapel of Saata Battalia Is older
aad wat erected by Qoveraer-GcseTal
DlegodeVargaeis rommtmaraUoa of hie
successful caiapelga aad eaptart of the elty
inlSK. It Is ttiH la a state of fair repair.
ETTHM A WtfE M OHMA.
When a geatlrmsa is China lisott dethrone
ol taking sate himself a wife, he teadt to
the paternal bead ef seme family eosttlalag
daaghten tor speetmeat of the tlae of their
feet, with prices attached, Oseftotieval
ued at pecheaa two thoataad deafen aad tie
aext small tot at Ave thowaaed dote, aad
woa,tesMagto tlMastrktt. After tho
toot, or the lady to wIseaaHbeleesje.leehe
ea,theitts)rtteatodaa cheer to the is
tended hsohaart hesae. jteswetohcr at
the deer, leeka tote the Testate to toko a
lew at the Mr ese, aad M ebstosMeble
JHtT efftwTststwMM MV
Kim Mate tstoJaaVsotsho
A W8NDERFUL FIND.
A cablegram to the New York papers an
nounces that a Mr. Shaplrs, a bookseller
and dealer in antiquities or Jerusalem, has
deposited in the British Museum, fifteen
slips or black sheepskin leather, oa which
are written, in characters similar to those
ol the celebrated Mhablte stone, portions
of the book ol Deuteronomy, differing ma
terially from the received version. The
date ol tbe slips is tbe ninth century before
Christ, or sixteen centuries older I ban any
authentic manuscript of any part of the
Old Testament. It Is stated that Mr.
Shapira bought them or an Arab. He wants
the Museum to purchase them, the price
asked being Are million dollars. If gen
uine their importance cannot be overrated.
Dr. Ginsburg, the eminent Semetic scholar,
has deciphered the inscriptiona on the
parchment, and is engaged in investigating
Tbe decalogue furnishes a good example
for comparison. The following is tbe ver
sion or the Shapira parchment:
I am God, thy God, which liberated thee
from tbe land or Egypt, from tbe house ol
bondage. Ye shall have no other gods.
Y'e shall not make to yourselves any
graven Image, nor any likeness that is In
heaven above, or that Is in the earth be
neath, or that lain the waters under the
earth. Ye shall not bow down tc them, nor
serve them. I am God. Your God sancti
fied. In six days I have made the heaven and
the earth and all that there is therein, and
rested on the seventh day. Therefore, rest
thou alto ; thou and thy cattle, and all that
thou bast. I am God ; thy God.
Honor thy father and thy mother. I am
God ; thy God.
Thou shalt not kill the person of thy
brother. I am God ; thy God.
Thou shalt not commit adultery with tbe
wire ol thy neighbor. I am God ; tby God.
Thou shalt not swear by My name falsely,
for I visit tho iniquity of tbe fathers upon
tbe children unto the third and fourth gen
eration of those who take My name in vain.
I am God; thy God.
Tbou shalt not bear raise witness against
tby brother. I am God ; tby God.
Thou shalt not covet his wire, or his man
servant, or his maid servant, or anything
that Is his. I am God ; tby God.
Tbou shalt not hate tby brother in tby
heart. lam God; tby God.
Tbese ten words God spoke.
OUR MARCH THROUGH THE HEAVENS.
It is difficult to comprehend that in addi
tion to the earth's motion around the tun,
tbe latter is also moving through space at
the rate or 160,000,000 miles in a year. Tbe
astronomers or tbe last century discovered
that our solar system was flying through
space in the direction or tho constellation
or Hercules ; in other words, If tbe specta
tor were to take a stationary point in the
heavens, be would see our sun with its at
tending planets passing through the space
at the rate or 850,000 miles per day. Six
thousand years ago, it Is computed, our
solar system was a million millions or miles
further from the stars or Hercules than it
Is to-day. The region in which we arc en
tering is more thickly studded with stars
that is, with suns or other solar systems
than the heavenly regions we have left be
hind us. What a marvellous universe we
live in 1 When wc travel on a railway car
at the rate of fifty miles an hour, it makes
our bead swim, but when we call to mind
that the earth revolves on its axis once in
twenty-four hours, and around the sun,
02,000,000 miles distant, in 365 days, and tbe
sun is flying through space 180,000,000 miles
in a year, human consciousness cannot con
template the mad whirl of worlds by which
we are surrounded. What fairy tale of
Arabian Nights story is half so marvellous
as tho simplest and most ordinary facts in
HOLWORTHY THOUGHT HE KNEW.
"What became of Gustavua Adolphus,
Mr. Hoi worthy!" Bald the professor to the
section of the class assembled one morning
Uolwortbyroso slowly, saying sotto voce
to bis right hand neighbor, "What did be
come vim, Jo?"
"Damfino," said Jo.
"Find out down there, some er you," said
Uolwortby, anxiously, as he looked toward
tbe professor with, "I beg your pardon ;
what was the question?"
"What became or Gustavus Adolpbus,
"Ab, yes ! Gustauvs Adolphus ah "
By this time Jo bad nudged Grimes, '85,
his neighbor, and word had gone down the
line in that direction, and got back to blm,
Then Holwortby gave Jolllboy, '83,on his
left a nudge. "Find out, will yer, down
"Gustavus Adolphus, whose name in his
tory er ah " (just then Jolllboy commu
nicated In a whisper, "Dunno, whole sec
"Well, Mr. Uolwortby, no matter about
a sketch of bis history ; what became or
"Ah 1 I think, sir, be finally died." Ap
proving applause by all present except pro
fessor. GRANT WOULD NOT HANG LEE.
We heard some time ago fromaWashing
tonian a story that is so creditable to Grant
that we will glvejt. We heard It before,
but not in shape calculated to give us con
fidence in its authenticity. But as we last
heard It, and because or tbe circumstan
tiality attending it, we no longer discredit
it. After Lincoln ' assassination there was
a growing sentiment among extreme men
in the north that tbe southern leaders
must be punished, and the more famous
men banged. A cabinet meeting was call
ed and it was resolved to hang at least Gen.
Lee and some one or two others. Grant,
as the head or the army, was sent for, and
was told that was tbo action or the cabinet.
He deliberately unbuckled his sword, and
laying it upon tbe table, said : "My honor
at a soldier and a man Is pledged to Gen.
Lee, and ir you take tbe step proposed, I
at once surrender my sword, resign my
commission and go before tbe American
people." This firmness and promptness
brought the extreme men to their senses,
and tbe matter wat dropped. Wc are as
sured that the story Is trustworthy and it
comes through a channel that entitles It to
credence. It Is honorable to Grant and
shows him in armuch grander light than
anything be has ever done as president.
Wilmington (S. C.) Stmt.
A few weeks since, a railroad collision on
one or the railroads leading out or New
York, killed, among others, a passenger
living in an Interior town. His remains
were sent home ia good condition, and a
few days slier tbe funeral, tbe attorney or
the road called upon tbe widow to effect a
settlement. She placed her figures at f 20,-
"Ob ! that It unreasonable," replied the
attorney. "Your husband, was nearly fifty
. "And hit general health wat poor?"
'And he probably would not have lived
over Are yean I"
"Then, it teems to me, that two or three
thousand dollars would be a fair compensa
"Two or three thousand !" she echoed.
"Why, sir, I courted that man fortes years,
ran after him for tea more, aad thea had to
ehate him down with a thot-gsa to get him
before a preacher I Do yos sapaooe that
I'm going to settle for the bare cost of shoe
leather aad emmaaiUoai" Wall Strut
WHY SMC RCtCVERCI.
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THE PRAYER CURE.
Prayer cures are becoming very frequent
all over tbe country. Tbe latest is one
from Pittsburg, where a Mrs. George Wil
liams bad been confitfed to her bed for over
a year until a couple of days ago. The dis
ease was consumption. The Lest medical
treatment was consulted, but without beu
efit; she grew worse rapidly, and her
friends expected she would die In a short
time. A lew weeks ago she received a let
ter from George Huffman, of Washington
county, In which be narrated how be was
cured of paralysis by prayer, and adiislng
Mrs. Williams to pursue tbe same course.
She did so, praying earnestly, almost w ith
out ceasing, for deliverance from her mala
dy. She says she commenced to improve
at once, and la a few days was ablo to leave
her bed and walk about ber house, and a
little later took recreation out of doors.
She was in Pittsburg on Thursday last,and
said she was as well as she ever was. She
attributes ber cure entirely to prayer, tbe
efficacy or which was so signally Illustrat
ed in her case. A devout lady ol the aame
city has been praying for the success or
the telegraph operators over since the
strike began. She is greatly encouraged
by the surrender or tbe Rapid, and will
now wrestle with renewed zeal to bring
the Western Union to terms.
A NEW RACE.
At a recent meeting of the Royal Geo
graphical Society, Sir J. Kirk, British Con
sul at Zanzibar, read an account or a visit
which Sir. J. T. Last made last winter to
tbe Masai people, a race living in a region
or Eastern Africa never before visited by a
white man. Their manner of building is
distinct from that of any other tribe. They
select a spot on the top or bills projecting
from the sides or motiutalns, and Inclose a
large square with a single row houses, some
of which are six feet in diameter and four
feet six Inches high. Tbese are covered
wltb ox hides and ox dung till quite water
proof. When this outside ring hat been
built, a few additional bouses are scattered
about in the square, and each man's divis
ion is marked off. Then a strong fence or
bushes and prickly thorns is set all around,
leaving here and there gateways, which aro
closed at night. The men aro great dan
dies. Because they cannot get their hair
to grow long enough, they take the Inner
bark or a small shrub, split it up finely and
dry It in tbe sun, and then cutting it In
lengths about eighteen Inches long, weave
it into their own natural hair. The whole
mass is then saturated wltb fatand clay and
carefully bound Into a kind or pigtail.
"Don't go tberr," bo said, as be turned
around on the passenger who had anounccd
that he was going through to Idaho. "They
are tbe most selfish sort or people you ever
"Well, take my case. I ran a wild cat
under a school-bouse, and discovered a sli
ver mine, and yet tbey wouldn't let me do
any blasting under there during school
hours, for rear or disturbing tbe children.
I bad to work nights altogether, aud they
charged mc thirty cents for breaking a win
"And in another case, where I staked out
a claim, and three men Jumped it, the gov
ernor refused to Issue ammunition, or to let
the sheriff move ; and do you know what I
had to do? I had to dig a canal from a riv
er three miles away, and let the water In to
drive tho Jumpers out, and, even then, the
coroner who sat on tbe bodies, made me pay
for the coffins, and charged mc $12 for a fu
neral sermon only seven minutes long.
Don't go beyond Colorado, If you want to
be used well."
HOW ZACH CHANDLER "LOST HIS
Zach Chandler had a deal ol dry humor.
He was once narrating an electioneering
visit to tbe western reserve of Ohio. "At
a place called Akron," said he, "some fel
low stole my hat while I was speaking and
left me a dilapidated specimen of head cov
ering. Then, I lost my gold-beaded cane,
which I bad tor twenty years. But, worst
or all, while I wat at Chardon I lost my
character. It was rather curious, too. I
shouldn't have found It out ir John Beatty
hadn't told me : You see I was speaking
there In open air, and tbe wind troubled me
by blowing the little pieces ol paper on
which my notes were. So I took my jack-
knife and laid it down on tbe paper to pre
vent this. And what do you think? That
is a strong temperance community: and
there I talked for two hours with tbe back
or tbe knife toward that audience, with a
cork-screw in plain sight and it showed
that it had been used, too! I might get
back ray hat, and, possibly, some one will
repent and return my cane ; but my charac
ter In that community is gone forever."
Btn J'erliy Poor:
A PAIR OF ARMY SHOES.
There was another poor fellow, a very
small man, who had received a large pair of
shoes, and bad not yet been able to effect
any exchange. One day tbe sergeant was
drilling the company on tbe lacings right
face, left face, right about face and, or
course, watched his men's feet closely, to
see that tbey went through tbe movements
promptly. Noticing one pair or feet down
the line that never budged at tbe command
the sergeant rushed up to the possessor of
them, with drawn sword, and lu menacing
tones demanded :
"What do you mean by not facing about
when I tell you! Ill have you put In the.
"Why, I did, sergeant !" sal J the trcm
"You did not, sir ! Didn't I watch your
feet? Tbey never moved an inch."
"AVby, you see," said the poor fellow,
"my shoes are so big that they don't turn
when I do. I go through the motions on
the Inside of them."
WEALTH OF DECEASE0 PRESIDENTS.
Washington left an estate worth 1800,000.
John Adams died moderately well off. Jtf-
rerson died so poor that ir Congress bad
not given f 10,009 for his library he would
have been bankrupt. Madison was econotn
leal and died rich. Monroe died so poor
that he wat burled at the expense of bis
relatives. John Q. Adams left about $50,
000, tbe result of prudence. Jackson died
tolerably well off. VanBuren died worth
tome 1300,000. It is said that during bis
entire administration he never drew any
portion of his salary, but on leaving took
the whole 9100,000 in a lump. Polk left
about 9150,030. Tyler married a lady of
worth and accomplishments and died rich.
Taylor left $150,000. Fillmore was always
aa economical man, and added to bis wealth
by his last marriage. Pierce saved about
$30,000. Buchanan left about $200,000. Lin
coln about $75,080. Johnson about $30,000.
Garfield's estate amounted to but little, but
hla widow was made rich by a loving peo
HIW Tt DRIVE FLIES QlffF A RS8M.
British Medical Journal: Observations
made by M. Bafford, a member of the Soci
ety d'Hortleulture at Limoget, showed that
a castor oil plant having been placed ia a
room infested wltb files, tbey disappeared
as if by magic. Wishing to And the cause
he toon found under the castor-oil plant a
number of dead flies, and a large number of
J bodies bad remained clinging to the under
surface of the leaves. It weald therefore
appear that tbe leaves of the eattor-oil plant
give out aa essential oil, or tome toxic prin
ciple which poetettei very ttroag Insecti
cide qualities. Castor-oil plants are, ia
France, very much used at oraameattl
plants la looms, at they resist very well va
riations of atmoepnere aad temperature.
A pointed example ot the influence of the
ruling passion," it recorded of one of the
toll-keepers la Scotland. Those toU-gatee
are gradually disappearing off the wee If
sot of the earth, at aay rate of Scotland.
Matry aad varied are the neeiieeUoae that
hagtrtrts adlbssttsH htae. Istheeate
ts sjattUte,'the leasee's wits had bees lakes
aiessaw.'ssto daath. The atrvieta aad
.jstailtlii of tho tlsrsjmasi safe united ts.
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At an Irish league meeting in New York,
some one in the audience moved that "no
one should vote who wat not present."
General Grant once said: "It It no longer
bleeding Kansas, but blooming Kansas."
It is no longer blooming Kansas, but boom
One hundred and thirty-nine ears of cat
tle have been shipped from Dodge City since
July 10, making a total or 289 car., or 4.419
head for tbe season.
Tbe new postal order will bo a means of
annoyance to many people who may wish to
tend au even $5. Tbe limit or any one
money order ia $4.99.
It Is reported that a New Jersey cigar
maker has discovered that tbe leaf of the
tobacco plant makes a very good cigar. It
doesn't seem possible.
"Are you going to keep your brick-yard
running this summer!"
"No ; 1 think I will put a bay-windew In
the kiln, and advertise for summer board
ers." "That's our family tree," said an Arkan
sas youtb, as he pointed to a vigorous hem
lock. "A good maoyofourtolks have been
hung ou that tree, for borrerin' horses after
Gav. Nordln, said to be an Illegitimate
son ol the King ol Sweden, who was a
school teacher and organist or tbe Swedish
Lutheran Church at Englewood, Illinois,
shot himself dead, ou tbe altar, the other
Mohammedans are excited by a belier that
Mohammed, appearing to the guardian or
bis tomb at Mecca, has foretold the end or
tbo world within 140 years. Incidents or
the final destruction arc to be a plague and
The whistle or a locomotive Is heard 3.300
yards, the uoiso of a train 2,800 yards, tbo
report ol a musket and tbe bark of a dog
1,800 yards, the roll or a drum 1,000 yards,
tho croak or a frog 900 yards, and a cricket's
chirp 800 yards.
"Arifercnce, laltt" exclaimed tbe girl
at tbo Intelligence office office, when asked
by the lady iu soarch of help, for a recom
mendation. "An' why should 1 give yo a
riference? It is meself that's got to live
wld ye, an' not ye wld mo."
"What would our wives say, If they knew
where we were?" said the captain of a
schooner, wbeu tbey wero beating about In
a thick log, fearful of going ashore.
"Humph! I shouldn't mind that," replied
tbe mate, "If we only knew where we wero
Tbey say that a certain officer of the first
regiment of cavalry, I. X. (I., left tbe fol
lowing note for bis servant, the night before
"Meet me nt the armory, and bavo my
hors du combat ready, saddled and bridled."
Elderly philanthropist to a small boy who
U vainly striving to pull a door-bell above
bis reach :
"Let me help you, my little man." (Pulls
Small boy "Now, you had better run, or
we'll both get a llckln'."
"My case Is just here," said a citizen to a
lawyer, a few day ago. "Thopbtlntiff will
swear that I bit bim, and I will swear that I
did not. Now, what can you lawyers make
out of that, ir we go to trial?"
"Five dollars apiece," was tbo prompt
reply, as be extended bis band.
A Connecticut poet gives us the follow
ing bit or local description. Tbe last line
we think Is peculiarly expressive :
"The French branch rises from rough places
Between Five-Mllo and (Julnchaug,
Five-mile from lake called by red face
.Master What made your cousin stay to
la'te last night?"
Servant "Faith, sur, be waaaleard to go
Master "Why didn't he go home earlier
In the evening, then ?"
Servant "Shure an' It wasn't till It was
lato that be was afraid !"
Curran was once asked bow a member or
Parliament had spoken. The answer was,
"His speech was a long parenthesis."
He was asked to explain.
"Why," said he, "don't you know that a
parenthesis Is a paragraph which may be
omted from beginning to end without any
loss of meaning?"
An old colored preacher In Atlanta, Geor
gia, was lecturing a youth of bis fold about
the sin or dancing, when the litter protest
ed that tbe Bible plainly said :
"There Is a tlmo to dance."
"Yes, dar am a time to dance," said the
dark divine, "an' It's when a boy gits a
wblppln' fer goln' to a ball."
Or tbe eighty-five young ladies who at
tended tbe llutler county teachers' Institute
last year, thirty-six mirried within tbe year.
We have frequently had occasion to observe
that whenever the mind or a woman be
comes thoroughly enlightened her con
science readily yields to the unmistakable
duty or supporting a husband.
"Look out, there! what are you kicking
my dog for ?"
"I'm kicking blm 'cause be's mil or fleas,
and I don't want to get them on my good
"Fleas! the deuce! why that dog sleeps)
"Yes, bang you, I know it, and there's
where be gets Ihem."
Two drinks or whisky mean a pound and
a hair of beefsteak ; two beers, a dinner of
mutton chops; one cocktail, an eggplant or
bead of cauliflower. "Wbat'll you take,
Charley," stands for a nice oyster stew for
the whole family on Sunday morning. "Set
'em up again," meant sugar in tbe bouse
for a month. This is a bit of practical do
mestic economy, furnished by a working
man for tbe consideration or bit fellows.
Mike Flnoegan (to the postoflce clerk) :
"Sure, Is there ary letther for me !"
Clerk "What name?"
Mike "Ob, niver mind tbe name. Don't
ye be too Inquisitive. Oi only want me
Clerk "Yes, but I cannot give you a let
ter unless I know your name."
Mike " Well, tbln, my name Is Pat O'Don
nell." Tbe clerk could find no letter for that
name, and Mike went uff muttering :
"Tbe fnnuail tire spalpeen thought at how
he was ichmart ; but Ol'm after pulling tbo
wool over hit olyes, for Oi ger blm the
A newspaper reporter who sought an In
terview with Gen. Grant, In reference to
the Butb-Sartorla scandal, wat informed by
tbe man-servant who answered tbo door
bell, that the general waa not at home.
"Do you know whether he bat expressed
any opinion in reference to the reported be
havior of bit son-in-law r' asked tbe perse
"All I know U that bo told me if aay
newspaper man called to make Inquiries
about tbe matter to kick him out."
"Aad you don't Intend to obey bit or
ders?" continued tbe scribe, as athletic
"So," returned the servant calmly, "I
never kick a mas over Ave feet eight."
Tbe Westers Union Telegraph Company
baa bow over 138,009 stHes of telegraph
lines aad over 375,980 mllea of wire, asd He
capital stock it $89,988,880, or abewt mM
per mile of line. The Americas Jtoaid
Company hat only 888 mMee of Hat, aad
$4,080,080 or stock, or $M8 per rnBo ef
liae. The Baakera asd aftrchentt Tt4e
grtpb Company baa only Me'mMec "tt Haw,
aad $M8fr088 stock, or $l,9MBer Belie ef
standlafMie Uft aboat Im "watered ateisT'e
tar ef lu stock tats aay acme toy ht- oaJc
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