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June 10, 1875.
!nt on the Third Term.
Grant has at last spoken on the qncst.o .of
Third Term, and now the chorns goes p from
the newspapers that were wont to hoot at the
"the third term homling set at rest, ""
settles the question - and all that sort of thin
Po far from settling the qnestion, Grant, by his
Utter! proves that those were correet who .ns.st
SSthXrea a third tern,, and, as far as he
U concerned, it is as nnsettled as ever. He
throws the bolerespoil"'''? upon the people.
We this week publish the President's letter,
that all may read and judge for themselves. The
letter is written to tho President of the late
Pennsylvania Republican State Convention, and
has been brought ont by the anti-third-term res
olution of tho Convention. It appears to be au
outbreak of auger, intended as a rebnke to tho
Convention, for being driven into an expression
bv the clamor of the enemies of the Kcnauiican
Twrtv nnd was nroiiabiv intended to deter the
"Republicans of Ohio, who were in session at tho
time, from adopting a similar resolution m sue
platform. That Convention, it seems, did not re-
.r.1 ti, President's letter as a settler, for tliey
immediately pronounced emphatically against a.
third term. Tho Pennsylvania iiepnuiira.
serve tho thanks of of the party throughout the
tti n,r .t.irtinfr the ball. andvery State Con-
rention yet to be wild, taonld-mako Hsslf heard"
on the subject.
Grant says that the actiou of the Pennsylva
nia Convention was the first opportunity ever
given him, except the clamor of tho enemies of
the party, to speak upon tho question, without
compromising his dignity. The Republican Con
vention of South Carolina, a year ago, adopted a
resolution in favor of a third term. If he was op
posed to it, then was tho time to havo spoken.
But he kept still, and by his silenco approved
the sentiment. It is only when Conventions bo
gin to denounce a third term, that ho deigns to
write a letter telling them that they are fools for
being driven into an expression by the clamors
of their enemies. m
And what does his letter really amount to.
He says he did not seek a first election, or a sec
ond, and does not seek a third moro than he did
a first. Tho inference is unavoidable, that as he
was willing to .accept a first and second, ho
would be as willing to accept a third. But ho
says, emphatically, that he" would not accept a
third election, if tendered to him then spoils it
with the proviso, unless if thould come under tuch
cirevmttances at to male it an imperative duty! It
is now In order for his strikers to go to work to
bring about the circumstances that will make
the duty imperative, and to forco a third term
To show that his letter is not clear and satis
factory, it is only necessary to say that his most
intimate friends at Washington are not agreed
as to his meaning, but put their own interpreta
tion and construction upon it. If a man wishes
to settle such an important question beyond a
donbt, he ought to make it clear enough at least
for his personal friends and advisers to under
stand his meaning.
Tho President then launches out into a disser
tation npon tho will of the people. They havo
a right to elect a man as often as they wish to,
and the only way to prevent it is a Consti
tutional provision to that effect. As nobody
lias dispnted'this proposition, we aro left to infer
that he is willing, as long as the people are.
Grant tells of the sacrifices he made in accept
ing the first term a big life office, created es
, peciaUyfcr bim, tho anlnry ofwulcls bo needed,
and all that; and wo suppoose he now thinks ho
has a right to another big thing for life, to recom
penBahlm for the loss of that. The poor fellow
doesn't tell that tho salary of President was
doubled for his especial benefit, and that with
the emoluments and perquisites of that office,
his pickings and speculatioans, and his many
valuable presents, ho ought to retire with suffi
cient -wealth to live like a Prince the balance of
his daya. If not, perhaps that life office could
bo again saddled upon him, and he could thus bo
placed beyond tho reach of want.
Grant has rendered valuable service to the
country, and has made, in the main, a good Pres
ident. But he has been rewarded to the full ex
tent' of his merits, and as fully as was George
Washington. He has been foully abused, but so
was Washington; and in point of pay, Washing
ton's was but n drop in the bucket compared
with Grant's. Tho idea of a third term is re
pugnant to the American people, and the belief
that Grant desired a third term has p"roven dis
astrous to the Republican party. In this crisis,
he has chosen to remain silent, and thus confirm
the clamors of the cnomies of tho party. The
party now owes it to itself to speak in its own
behalf. Every State Convention sbonld pro
nounce npon the question clearly and emphatic
ally; and then the peoplo should look to it that
the office-holders do not steal a march npon them,
and elect third term delegations to the National
Ohio. -The Republican Convention of Ohio,
last week, did a good work. They nominated
Gen. Rutherford B. Hayes for Governor, and re
pudiated a third term. Other strong candidates
were before the Convention, and Hayes positive
ly refuse to consent to his name being used;
hut the Convention disregarded his refusal, nom
inated him by a largo majority, and demanded
his acceptance. This is an evidenco of popular
ity not to be mistaken, and if Hayes is not elec
ted, it will be because of gross apathy on the part
of Republicans. Hayes has already twico been
Governor of the State.
Judce Tail, who was a leading candidate, is
doubtless a good man, and his decisions wero
probably correct, bnt if nominated, ho would in
evitably have been defeated. In a closely con
tested State like Ohio, when a man's friends
have to explain and apologize for his record, to
satisfy his own party, whatever that record may
bo, it is certain defeat to nominate him.
ry Tho Atchison Champion, in its claim to be
ing the oldest paper in the State, forgets to men
tion that its name is not now tho samo that it
was a few years ago; also, that it was published
for a time by George I. Stebbins, and then by
John J. Ingalls, which slightly curtails tho tinio
the present editor claims to havo been in harness.
Better own up, at ouce, that tho Chief is tho old
est paper in the State, tho Emporia Aim the
second, and the Champion the third.
G7 We would call the attention of the Demo
cratic party to Gen. Sherman as an availablo
candidate for President, who has just made a
strong point. Tho Democracy, ever since tho
war, have been endeavoring to belittlo and break
down the -Union Generals, ono by one. Iu his
book, Sherman goes for them all in a lump. The
Democracy should sustain him.
t"p Louie Dill, tho oracle of tho forks of Twin,
tells tho editor of the Germantown (O.) Pret$
that ho dreamed a procession was passing through
town, and that every man was playing on some
musical instrument on his own hook. If tho in
strnments were large, it must havo been hard on
X5T Since it lias become known that McWaters,
the Nebraska penitentiary outlaw, was a rebel
bushwhacker of the very worst type during the
war,4ho Democratic papers havo raised the cry
that he was inhumanly murdered, without prov
ocation, by the Radical penitentiary officers.
It is said that Railroads control Governors and
Legislatures, and in many cases newspapers.
We supposo this latter proposition is true, inas
much as a circular has recently been sent to ttio
press by tho tnauarzers of tho Kansas Pacific
Railway, with as much assurance as if it owned I
the press, and had only to command, to insure
obedience. Ono of these circulars canio to us.
Wo aro not aware that we arc nuder any obliga
tions to that Railway, that we should labor to
obtain business for it at the expense of truth
truth jnst now fearfully palpable to tho peo
ple of Eastern Kansas. Wo do not own any
stock in that Railroad; and as a powerful iuflu
once is supposed to attach to a littlo advertise
ment or a free pass, we are able to say that wo
aro not contaminated by an advertisement for
the -oad, nor has K made an exception in our fa
vor of tho compact entered into to withhold pass
es from tho sponges of the press. This leaves ns
entirely free and nntramcllcd to tell tho truth,
even in dibobedieuco to tho commands of tho
Kansas PaciGc Raj way; and notwithstanding
the circular is marked "Confidential," ami closes
with arenuest not to. publish, we cannot convoy
an cdequate idea of it without inserting it right
here, to wit : .
(coxncctTui.) pacific KAIIAraT. 7
akiS. riOER WriCE.i
Kuau Citv. Ksnsas, Msy 28, ISIS. )
DEiK S1K: I address yon this letter upon the tiresump
t!on that Tea bare incere resard for the welfare and
fature prosperity of Kansas, and especially the Immediate
sectionlnvbich you reside. Hut-ins last year our crops
were more or less anVctrd Injuriously by grasshoppers.
The press generally published many article pro and con
aboat these frrasbopiers, and each article were copied ex
tensively throughout the Union, nntil tho impression now
prevails that we hare a monopoly of the grasshopper, and
that Kansas is not a desirable place for a residence. It is
nrn4nMiiMFT tn ut tht thn discussion and azitation
jUhea testlon lias entirely cheated emigration to our bor
ders, and vi hare been set laekat least five years in our
olrwara-fBftMft lowarusaeTBinaEaiaTKe pppniaviuw, miv
wY-w-Si-vssr tinwtn tn nnr borders at the rate ot at lea-it'
? 60.000 souls per annum. I aslc your assistance in attempt
ing to erauicate tne impression now prevailing iu regani
to onr country, and would suggest :
1st. That you nse your influence to prevent the publi
cation of any article relative to grasshoppers, in your local
2d If any one lias a remarkable good crop of any hind
of grain, vegetables, fruit, A.C, send me bis name, rest-
deuce, and a fall description.
nice, ana a lau uescnpiura.
3d. Fill your newspapVrs with articles descriptive of
the prosperity of your immediate neighborhood, and of the
yield per acre of your best farms, giving names of propri
etors, locations of farms. &.C
Send me marked copies of the newspapers containing
these articles, and I will arrange and publish them -iUd
distribute them extensively throughout the country, and
endeavor to regain our lont prestige, and prove to the
world that the course of empire should still ue westward
An emigration office bas been established by onr com
pany at llol Union avenue, Kansas City, Mo., immediate
ly opposite the Union Depot, (and into which all trains ar
riving in that city run). It is fitted up with maps, &c
and is in charge of II r. A. Koedelheimer, who has bad
long experience in connection with Kansas lands. Send
me. by express, choice specimens of oub graini. fruits,
vegetables, building stone, &.f and 1 will exhibit them
with care, and see that they are extensively noticed by
the press, and are viewed by the people who are constant
ly arriving and departing from the depot. This will be a
Tery effective aid toward restoring our good name as an
agricultural State, and I ask the hearty co-operation of the
intelligent agriculturists throughout the State.
He, fulev K. Keim,
flen'l Passenger Agent.
I. S- rieasc do not publish this circular.
In reply, wo will Bay that wo aro w ell aware
that the grasshopper has been of incalculable
damage to Kansas. Because of tho pest, West
ern Kansas had to keep beggars m tho Last
throughout all last Wiuter, to keep from btarv
ing; and because of the seed of that peit, East
ern Kansas is in a fiuo way to havo to do tho
same thiug next Winter. Wo know that it
is retarding emigration, aud cutting down rail
road travel; but if we stated otherwise, wo
would be writing onrsclf down a liar iu tho faco
of every man, woman and child in Eastern Kan-
gas and Western Missouri.
Wo cannot use onr iiillucnce to prevent tho
publication of local grasshopper items, becauso
that is tho principal topic of local conversation,
aud tho only thiug which now interests our peo
No person hereabouts has a remarkably good
crop of anything not evea-wceds and therefore
e cannot describe them. A woman up on the
river brought a load of lcttnco and onions to
town, tho other day, having been compelled to
clear her garden at J)4cc to javo it from the
grasshoppers. "That fs-tbeiouly "garden truck"
we have heard of being raised, this Spring,
We cannot fill our paper with articles descrip
tive of the prosperity of our immediate neighbor
hood, nor give any names, for tho fact is that nil
hero is gloom, and no prosperity. Wero wo to
tell such lies, for the sako of making business for
a railroad, by enticing peoplo to Kansas under
false pretences, wo would deserve to be kicked
across tho Missouri River by threo thousand
farmers of Doniphan County, who look npon des
olate fields, late so promising, and who aro now
wondering how they aro to keep their stock alive,
or get seed to put in a crop of lato corn if tho
grasshoppers leave in time.
Wo aro in hopes that the grasshoppers will
leave by tho 20th of this month, and that farm
ers can still raise a good crop of com. Bnt, with
hero and there a scattering exception, tho small
grain and early com of Doniphan County aro a
total loss ; and tho samo is in a great measuro
true of tho whole of Eastern Kansas, fqr ono hun
dred miles west of tho Missouri River. Wo are
as anxious for a better state of affairs as any oth
er person can possibly can be; and just as soon
as the facts will bear us out jn reporting moro
prosperous times, wo shall be happy to do so.
m sbi m
Endorsed. Tho St. Joseph Gazette is eminent
ly sound on the Providence question. We sub
scribe to its platform. It docs not bclicvo that
the assasination of Lincoln was a dispensation of
Providence, bnt tho work of a misguided assas
sin, carrying out tho plans of worso bnt lebs cour
ageous men than himself. To believe otherwise,
would be to regard Booth as a chosen instrument
of Providence, whose name will bo execrated as
long as the world stands, for having dono tho
will of Heaven. Neither does the Gazette bclicvo
that tho grasshoppers aro sent by Providence as
a special pnnishmeut for tho sins of tho peoplo.
of Missouri, nor that they can bo prayed away ;
but that they are tho natural result of natural
causes. Other States besides Missouri Buffered,
that did not commit her sins. What a cruel and
unjust being God must be, if we hold to the doc
trine of .special. Providences- Tho people of a
5tale6r fllalrlcT (atttAjoriiy of ' them) commit a
great sin, and God sends a special punishment,
bringiug misery upon thousands of good aud iu
nocent people, who havo not sinned, that the of
fenders may bo' punished. Or, tho holy people
offer np prayers and make sacrifices, and thereup
on the plague is removed, not only from
them, hut from tho wicked ones who brought it
down, and who have not prayed. If God iecs fit
to send down special curses or blessings, he has
tho power to send them directly npon the
wicked or the good, as tho case may be, although
they may rcsido npon adjacent lots. Whenever
that comes to pass, as a rule, wo shall believe in
special Providences; but until then, we prefer to
believe iu natural canses.
CF Wo have been, shown a letter from a
young lady at Dallas, Texas, describing that
country. She btatcs that the religions advanta
ges aro excellent, there .being nine churches in
Dallas which would bo cheering, did sho not
also mention, in tho samo paragraph, that thcro
is no public school !
13?" The critic of "the Reporter is frequently
mortified by finding blunders in his paper, when
it is too late to correct them. Perhaps he never
thought that other editors might be mortified in
the same way. So profound a critic of the mis
takes of others, should be perfect.
tjT Now the Reporter accuses tho Chief of be
ing a Democratic paper. This is rather rough,
coming from a paper that, only at tho last elec
tion, selected a ticket to support fro.n the sev
eral tickets iu the field, and selected Democrats
CP There is a crazy nigger down at Paola,
who repeats verbatim Jim Snoddy's campaign
speeches of last Fall., It is reported as a strango
case. It wonld be strange if ho were not crazy !
A Question thru Needs no Answer.
A correspondent, writing from Topeka, (the
letter will be found iu this issue,) takes us sav
agely to task for a recent article asserting
that the Catholics, as a body, will vote almost
unanimously with the Democratic party. He
asks by what authority wo made a statement so
wide from.the truth; and then he renders an an
swer from us superfluous, by getting excited,
charging the Republican party with being a pre
scriptive temperance and anti-Catholic party,
that has done all in its power to drive the Cath
olic voto from it. Although ho claims to be an
unswerving Republican, his letter sustains the
position we took in the offending editorial.
But we will auswer him upon several points,
any how. Our authority, for saying that the
Catholics,- as a rule, will voto the Democratic
ticket, is tho Catholic Telegraph, of Cincinnati,
the organ of Archbishop Purcell, who ought to
have been made a Cardinal instead of McCloskoy.
Bnt recently, that paper stated that tho Demo
cratic party was tho natural ally of the Catholic
Church, (or words to that effect,) and that two
thirds of that party in Ohio consisted of foreign
ers aud Catholics. It asserted that tho Catholic
voto would be cast almost solidly for the Demo
cratic ticket. We believe that tho Telegraph
knows more about it than " W. S." or ourself.
The "Geghau" bill was passed by the Democrat
ic Legislature, as a Catholic measure, at the com
mand of the Catholics, upon the promise that it
would secure the Catholic vote to the Democrat
We know that very many Catholics are Repub
licans: but "W. S." knows very well, that there
aro twenty Democratic Catholics to one Repub
lican. He knows that the Catholic Church is
ambitious for power jn political government;
that that Clrurth can bo held in a body for any
measure better thau any other Church; and that
tho Democratic party is always open for con
tracts to get votes iu bulk.
" W. S." also well knows that the ruling prin
ciple of the Harper publishing houso is "trade."
The Weelly sticks by the party in power. It has
a Republican editor, who writes able, sound ar
ticles. Nast's caricatures are good, but tho Re
publican party is not responsible for tbem.
When tho Democratic party was in power, and
Lincoln was first a candidate, the Wcelly had a
Democratic editor, aud tho caricatures wero
chiefly directed against Lincoln. It will not be
difficult to mako another change, if the Democ
racy como into power again. Harper could not
help it if his father was a tory, nor Nast if he
was circumcised h his youth. Wo know it is
part of tho religion of tho Church which " W. S."
rises to defend, to kill or kick a Jew wherever
he finds him; but it) this country, a Jew has all
the rights that a Catholic has, unless the latter
can brush tho Constitution from his path.
r.urojie ought to be thankful fur Bismarck nnd
Victor Emmanuel. Had thcro been a fow such
men in earlier years, history would not bo so full
of tho horrors of The Iuquisition, nor of whole
sale slaughter of men, women and children for
refusing to be Catholics. Formerly, Germany
was tho battle-field of tho despots of other na
tions, who devastated her domain to fight out
their quarrels. Now Germany has her heel upon
her ancient oppressors, aud tho dream of ccntn
rics is fulfilled United Germany. This is main
ly duo to Bismarck, who has scourged priestcraft
to tho background, aud made intelligence and
manhood the corucr-stono of the Government,
Finally, if "W.S." is so close a reader of tho
Chief, as wo aro happy to bclicvo he is, from his
letter, hois well aware that wo havo steadily
aud with all our might opposed the mixing of
questions of temperance and religion in politics,
aud iu all affairs iu which tho general public aro
concerned. It is but a few days sinco a Protest
ant priest hurled his malcdictious at us from his
gospel-stand, and now a Catholic from the rank
aud file opens fire upon us. We are in danger of
the fate of poor Servctus. who sought refuge in
Geneva from Catholic "pcrbccntidti, wnere-'be was
caught aud burned at tho stake by John Calvin.
A Wondebful Max. Anthony's wound will
bo the makiug of him. Thero is no eud of the
good things being related of him. Among the
latest stories, a newspaper correspondent gives a
history of the capture of tho rebel flag at Iatan,
Missouri, iu June, led, by Anthony. It gives
Anthony's own statement as to how bo did it.
Now, we aro willing to admit that Authony cap
tured Ticonderoga, whipped the British at New
Orleans, and was killed at tho battle of Bunker
Hill; but Anthony had nothing to do with the
capture of that rebel flag, and knew nothing of
it until after it was done. It was the exploit of
Doniphan County boys, members of the first
Company of tho First Kansas Regiment, then re
cruiting at Fort Leavenworth. They had to
steal guns and rnn tho guard to go on the expe
dition. Frank Dreuning led the party, in which
were Frank Tracy, Mel. Lewis, and Tom Merrick,
all of Douiplian County, together with Umfried
and Voeth, of a Leavenworth German Company.
Drcnning, slightly varying his authority from that
of Ethan Allen, demanded the surrender in the
name of Jesus Christ and the United States.
Drcnning and Umfried were wounded by the
rallying rebels, while leaving. An account of
tho affair was published in the Leavenworth
Comerratire, owned by Authony. Drcnning bas
that flag yet; and every night, when the family
aro asleep, he gets up, but instead of changing
the pictures ou the walls, he spreads that flag
over his slumbering treasures, then creeps under
it himself, aud peacefully snores until morning.
rs John "W. Pratt, Indian agent of the Delaware, says
tlie grasshoppers were never seen in Kansas before lb7.
John W.Pratt, Indian Agent of tho Delawares,
lies. Wo personally know that they wero here
in small numbers in 1857, aud in large numbers
in 16GC; and wo have the word of those who
know that they were hero in 1654, and some
years previous to that time. Perhaps Pratt be
longs to tho band that has observed tho maggot
destroy the grasshoppers by millions, and anoth-
Ler iusecLs tinging, them, to death; who bas dis
covered soiueTatal epidemic among them; has
ascertained that tho eggs Winter-killed; that
the late frosts killed all tho young grasshoppers;
that recent rains drowned tbem all ; and that
tho pests are rapidly flying away in 6hort, the
truthful brigade acting under the orders of some
Z3T Tho ChrUtian Cynoture, of Chicago, which
is devoted to making a puerile and puny war
upon secret benevolent orders, has this for its
motto: "Iu secret have I said nothing." Jemt
Chritl. Will the Cynosure please wrastlo with
the following, from Christ's Sermon on the
" nut when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know
what thy right hand doeth;
That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father
which seeth in secret himself ahall reward thee openly.
" Dot thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet,
and when thou hast shut thy door, .ray to thy Father which
Is in secret; and thv Father which seeth in secret shall
reward thee openly."
ty "Bona," writing to the St. Joseph Gazette,
from Stewartsville, Missouri, says that if there is
a saloon in the place, he has failed to find it. If
"Bona" failed to find one, well gamble all our
wealth that there is not, a saloon in the place.
C5 The last piece of cheek is Stewart, of the
Reporter, pntting in a claim to being tho young
est editor in the State. The joke will be seen,
when we mention that he has grand-children
almost old cnoqgh to marry!
5 A child recently died at Falls City, of
"spasmodic heart croup of the lungs ;" and to
add to tho distress of the Case, the paper publish
es a lot of obitnray poetry below the announce
ment. I"? We were never thoroughly impressed with
the-truth of the old adage, "Familiarity breeds
contempt," until we became familiar with the
No Use. Several farmers havo been urging ns
to sound the warning to farmers not to fall into
the clutches of tho men who are offering to lend
money at a big per cent, to bo secured by five
year mortgages on their farms. They say it is
bound to break every man that goes into it, and
leavo him moro" deeply involved than before.
They say, better let the Sheriff sell them out at
once, and they will have five years in which to
try to get a start somewhere else; bnt by bor
rowing aud mortgaging, it will be a five years'
struggle against fate"; only to sink deeper in the
mire of ruin each year. There may be truth in
this, but it is useless to say much about it. It is
like a man who knows he mnst die, yet will fight
every inch of his way, even if ho expends his es
tate in bis hopeless efforts, and leaves nothing
.for his family in the end. In fighting against ru
in, men will seize npon every plank, upon every
straw, and upon every shadow, to keep their
heads abovewater to the last moment. Nothing
bnt actual experience will satisfy tbem.
ty It is said that Gov. Hardin, of Missouri, is
a most zealous Baptist. That the Missouri De
mocracy should elect one so partial to water.
looks like another mysterious dispensation of
EP Grant telegraphed Sheridan that he could
not attend his wedding, on account of a press of
public business. Bnt the same day, he started
with his whole outfit, Sartoris and all, for Long
CPThe St. Marys Xiao says its subscription
price is only $150 a year. No donbt that is cheap
enough, but these are grasshopper times.
The Third Jrft-m letter "from tbe
i. Executive Mansion, )
WAsmsoTON-, May 29, 1675. J
Dear Sib: A short, time subsequent to the
Presidential election of 1872, the press, a portion
of it hostile to tbe Republican party, and partic
ularly so to the Administration, started the cry
of Cssarism and tho third term, calling lustily
forme to define my position ou the latter subject.
I believe it to be .beneath the dignity of tbe
office which I have been twice called upon to fill
to answer such a question before the subject
should lie presented by competent authority to
make a nomination, or by a body of such dignity
and authority as not to make a reply a fair sub
ject of ridicule. In fact, I have been surprised
,tbat so many sensible persons iu the Republican
party Bhould permit their enemies to force upon
them and their party an issue which can not add
strength to tho party, no matter how met. But
a body of the dignity and party authority of a
conveutitn to make nominations for the State
officers ol the second State in the Union having
considered the question, I deem it not improper
that I shocld speak.
In tho first place, I never sought the office for
a second nr even for a first nomination. To the
first, I was called from alifo position, one crea
ted by Congress expressly for me, for supposed
services rendered to the Ropnblic. The position
vacated, I liked. It would havo been most
agreeable U me to have retained it until such
time as Coirjress might havo consented to my re
tirement, with the rank and a portion of tbe em
oluments winch I so much needsd, to a home
where tho bahnco of my days might be spent in
peace and tbe enjoyment of domestic quiet, re
tired from the cares which havo oppressed me so
constantly nor for fourteen years. But I was
made to bclievi that the public good called me to
make the sacrilco.
Without asking tbe office for the second time, tho
nomination was tendered to me by a unanimous
vote of the delcrates of.all the States and Terri
nries. selected liv thn Tfennliliraiia of e-ieli to len-
rcseut their while number for the purpose of
making tneir nomnalion. l can not suy mat i
was not pleased it this, and at the overwhelm
ing indorsement vhich their action received at
tho election following, but it must bo remember
ed that all sacrifices except that of comfort had
been made in accepting tbe first term. Then,
too, such a fire of persoual abnso and slander
had been kept up for four years, notwithstanding
tho conscientious performance of my duties to
tho best of my understanding though I admit,
in the light of subsequent events, many times
subject to fair criticiim that an indorsement
from the people, who alone govern republics,
was a gratification thai is only human to appre
ciate aud enjoy.
Now. for the third term. I do not want it any
Tnorirtnan mid" the' first. "I would not "write or
'utter a word to change tho will of tbe peoplo in
expressing ana Laving tueir cuoice. tne ques
tion of tho number of terms allowed to any one
Executive can only come up fairly in tbe shape
of a proposition to amend the Constitution a
shape iu which all political parties can partici
pate fixing the length bf time or the number of
terms for which any one person shall be eligible
for tbe office of President. Until such an amend
ment is adopted, the people cannot bo restricted
in their choice by resolution, further than tbey
are now restricted as to age, nationality, etc.
It may happen in future history of the country
that to change an executive because he has been
eight years in office will prove unfortnnate, if
not disastrous. The idea that any man could
elect himself President, or even renominate him
self, is preposterons. It is a reflection npon tho
intelligence and patriotism of the people to sup
pose such a thing possible. Any man can de
stroy his chances for the office, but no mau can
force an election, or aven a nomination.
Torecapitnlate: Ian not, nor have I ever
been, a candidate for renomination. I would
uot accept a nomination, if it were tendered, un
less it should come under such circumstances as
to make it an imperative duty, circumstances
not likely to arise. , -
I congratulate the convention over which you
presided for the harmony which prevailed, and
for the excellent ticket put in the field, and
which I hope may be triumphantly elected.
With great respect, your obedient sen-ant.
U. S. Grant.
To Gen. Harry White, President of the Repub
lican State Convention.
A Southern- View of the Grasshoppers.
That the pestiferous insect, with buoyant wings
and monstrous legs, is bound to have a very im
pressive effect upon tbe prices of grain and pro
visions there can be no question. No such panic
as uow promises to prevail iu the North-west
provision marts can fail to havo a prodigious in
fluence upon politics. The ravages of grasshop
pers may save the United States by remiuding
the people that ever since Sumner, Greeley,
Grant & Co. have come npon tho scene of actiou,
to reconstruct society and defy the mandates of
Jehovah, the country bas, in the long rnn, had
no genuine prosperity The Radical factions of
the East and West have tried their foolish ex
periment long enough to everybody's cost. Let
them return to the principles of tbe fathers of
1775, and perchance we shall be freed from hu
man grasshoppers as well as tbe bug which now
swallows oursustenance. Jvgutta(Ua.) Conttitu
A Panacea. '7hJBsshoDper panacea seems
to have been discovered al fast. V. D. Arnett.
who lives on Bear Creek, about ten miles from
town, has discovered a process for their extermi
nation which he deems' infallible. He spread a
canvas with coal tar and then spread the canvas
on the Rrasshonper-covered eround with the fol
lowing beneficial results. Every 'hopper that is
tne least mite toncned;by tar is deniea to snen
an extent that death is his certain fate, and, as
may well be imacined. tbe process is quite as
comprehensive as it is effective. With sufficient
force at work it can be spread over no inconsid
erable extent of a territory in a comparatively
short time, and in no instance, they say, has it
proved a failure. All Mr. Araett's neighbors are
trying its beneficial results, and millions of hop
pers havo already succumbed to the pressure."
Denrer Sevet. "
A Mrs. Jennie Short, of Fredonia, Wilson Coun
ty, went to Kentucky last Winter, and succeed
ed in raising nearly fifteen hundred dollars for
tho "destitute in Kansas." Some of tbe contrib
utors to the fund, feariug that the agent "went
short" on the distribution, called for a report.
The sister made one, and among the items for
which it was shown thst-the money was expnd
ed, were 450 to pay oft a debt on tbe Christian
Church in Fredonia, and for the purchase of a
bell; and $350 was kindly appropriated to Mrs.
Short for salary and travelling expenses. Tbe
rich part of the affair is that Sister Short's bus
band was tbe party who held the indebtedness
against the chnrch, and to whom the money was
paid. The other "sufftrers" received the benefit
of $538.46, which was about all Sister Short seem
ed to think they were entitled to. Wichita Bea
con. After Mecklenburg there will be only fifty
three revolutionary events to commemorate.
Tbey extend over a period of six years, ending
with Yorktown, in 1781. Bunker Hill, on the
17th ofaJnne, will be the next feature of the
Mr. Beecher speaks kindly of the Pope. Last
Sunday he said: "My venerable brother. Pins
IX and I, why are we opposed to each other t He
does not fear me, and I do not fear him. So we
are equal." There are four Catholics on tbe jury-
(Tn a Ckirf.)
AXTIDOTE FOR TUB GRASSHOPPER
PLAGUE, c See.
Fifty Tks"d kTamala Slaty Re EaapUyesl
sJcienliOe lateraml Improvement la Ike
Great West Blse and Aaswer Ilsmesly nasi
JltEDiroa: Havngaecuredthe promise of the assist
ance of a trnstworthy'party in negotiating the loan of soma
money, with the view of availing the advantage gained by
thousand! of people being thrown ont of employment, (on
account of the grasshoppers and other discouragements
throughout the continent,) In opening a canal, commencing
at or near the north line of if on tana, on the east side of the
Flathea Chief Mountains, running thence on such paral;
lei descent as necessary, to a point midway between the
head waters of Main Bed River and Salt Fork of CoMrado
River, with the view of irrigating the Staked Plains and
other like cursed districts, cutting ofT the cause of hot,
dry winds, tornadoes, grasshoppers, chinch bugs, blight,
Ac being means of using nature'a remedy for healing
natural ills arising from natural causes, &&, and realiz
ing that, aa a large force will bs necessary to perform so
great an enterprise; and that it will be necessary tothe
maintenance of the peace and harmony of those engaged
in the earnest prosecution of the work, to arrange for the
suppression of all political and ecclesiastical debates, so
that all hands may fully perform their duty, we deem it
expedient, under these circumstances, to publish our
covenant and articles of faith, with the understanding
that we will sot employ any who are not fully agreed
with na on the main points, and that in order to make aure
of our alms, it la necessary tint, as fist as societies are
organized, the asms should be reported to na by sending
a list of the members' names, in their own signatures, aa
follows : name, where born, date, present residence, occu
pation, Ac Such correspondents need not send ns any
money, not even postage stamps, (so long as our credit
holds out,) aa our aim la to and plenty of sound, industri
ous men, of pure princlplea, unto whom we most readily
oiler congratnlationa and correspondence. "(Our exact
he adquarters are a mystery for the present.)
fiS order of ths Posts of Independence.
Garrison No. 99, U. 8.
Address Troy, Kansas, P. O. Box Xo. 154.
May S3, 1875.
That the precious diadem of Liberty, aa anticipated,
cherished and defended to the best of their ability, and
handed down to us (as pure as the age would admit of) by
onr fathers, may be transmitted to our children still more
pure and spotless, we da now solemnly and joyfully cove
nant with each other to walk together in humble obedi
ence to the Declaration of American Independence With
brotherly love, we do therefore, in the spirit of said decla
ration, engage :
That we will exercise moral care and watchfalnesa
over each other's happiness, and faithfully warn and ad
monish each other as occasion may require ;
That we will assemble ourselves together for the pur
pose of social and intellectual improvement, that we may
gain those necessary requirements the better to enable na
to prove ourselves worthy and proficient custodians of the
trust committed to our charge ;
That we will not omit the great duty of moral and Intel
lectual training of our children, and those under onr care,
for service of society and enjoyment ef liberty ;
That aa we are the light of the world" and "salt of the
earth, guardians and cuatodlona of liberty, we wil
seek wisdom to enable us to deny every immoral or unlaw
ful lust, and walk circumspectly before the law, that we
may win the allegiaaee and cooperation of others ;
That we will cheerfully contribute of onr property, ac
cording to onr several ability, for tbe maintainance ef in
telligence, for the snpport of the poor, and for the spread
of a knowledge of our aims and pnrposea throughout the
U.S. of America;
That we will, in all conditions, even until death, strive
to maintain civil and religions liberty, with the pledge ot
our fortunes, our lives, and our aacred honors submitting
to legal authority, thoogh discriminating in ita operation ;
seeking, meanwhile, to rectify all wrongs in a legal man
ner; That we will visit the poor, the fstherlcss, and the wid
ow, in their afflictions, seeking aa much aa in us Iieth, to
so save such from becoming public paupers, vagrants,
or outlaws ;
That we will respect the rights of the Indians, seeking
to prevent any person from killing their animals or birds
without a full stipulated compensation to the Indians
for the same; seeking, at the same time, to teach the In
dians that if at any time when we are in their country, they
may choose to kill said birds or animals, and spread a
feast before us, we will accept it as hospitality extended
to na by them, returning the compliment in extending
feasts from onr snpplies, as occasion may require; seek
ing, by all means, to live peaceably with all people; bear
ing and forbearing with their failings, realizing that our
selves are dust, to tbe end that our national emblem may
wave In innocence, and be Joyfully greeted by alL
akTicixa or ramt.
1. We believe these truths to be self evident: that all
men are created equal ; that that they are endowed by
their Creator with certain inalienable rights ; that amon g
these are life and liberty and the pursuit of hsppiness;
thatt seenre these rights governments are Instituted
among men, deriving their Just powers from the consent
2. We believe the Declsration of Independence is an
exemplification of moderation and candor, breathing forth
an humble reliance on supernatural power, as oppression
of whatever kind is therein denounced; liberty claimed aa
the right divine, the pursuit of happineas man's inalien
able inheritance being in reality the article of faithof onr
gallant forefathers, unto which their hearts clove, knit
ting and cementing their affections being tho central
magnet which bound them together in solid union, prov
ing sufficiently formidable to defy tho Ingenuity of tyran
ny, though not without war's disastrous effect on the mor
ale of the survivors.
X We believe that if the nation had escaped the suc
cession of Indisn wars that followed the acknowledgment
of American independence, the nation's morals might
have rallied to uffidrnt strength to have enabled the peo
ple to free themselves from control of the demon injustice.
But that spirit Itself devised means for inaugurating and
maintaining scenes of excitemeet, preventing reason's
search after; and being influenced by that power which
alone was and is sufficient to elsvate the condition of all and
save the nation, vis : simple piety and pare morality.
4. We believe that when our fathers met on the 4th of
July, 176, they saw that to surrender liberty was to incur
the bitter remorse of thelt pwn consciences forever; and
to go forward In the discharge of the duty before them
was to fully identify their destiny with that of a liberty,
loving people ; hence they were prepared to divest their
hearts of every superfluity, submitting themselves to the
hands of the Great Architect of the Universe as living
stones, laying a foundation that this nstlon should have
never, nrrrr disregarded; and that If the framersof tbe
Constitution had betn enlightened in the spirit of their
minds to tbe same extent, they might have built npon
the blood sealed foundation, and peace and prosperity
been the fruit, to the extent of onr civlltiatlon and prog
ress now being in compsrison 100 years in advance of its
5. We believe that if the transfer of real estate from
one individual to another had never been allowed by legis
lation, the institution of slavery could sever have become
so damaging an evil ; therefore we claim that Congress
ought to enact laws providing for saving back all lands
in the hands of Individuals for sale, providing that lands
so re-possessed by the Government, shsll be given or sold,
(as the provision msy be,) to actual occupants, in amounts
not to exceed 202 acres, aa the tillers of the soil should in
all cases own the soil aa a perpetual inheritance.
6. We believe that it is a disgrace to our emblem of lib.
vtv, sad Ike patriotism asil lilfrisailnataar-ueTPthmef
onr fathers and comrades, that this Government should so
long delay making m complete (mancipation of the lastltu
tion of slavery, and that ancfa cannot be arrived at short
of a fall compensation for involuntary serritnde, from the
data of the acknowledgment of the declaration of inde
pendence, or subsequent dates when the AfricaaValavery
commenced, to the date at which this nation ahall com
pensate them for their abuses.
7. We believe that politicians, both North and South,
are the parties responsible for the maintenance of slavery
and the war, and that Justice and the honor of the nation
demand that every man, woman, and child deprived of life
or liberty, or the pursuit of hsppiness, by slavery or war,
should receive Indemnity, regardless of nationality, race,
or color, even to the searching out of widows, orphans,
wounded ex-Confederate soldiers, or others thrown into
distress by any type or shadow of the barbarity of onr
deviation from the fundamental law the declaration of..
e. We believe that it la for the best interests of civiliza
tion, that each color associate to themselves, and that the
African race, or the Indians, will be more inclined to vol
nntarOy do so, under a strict conformity to the laws of
even and exact Justice.
9. We believe that it is through discriminating legiala.
lion and administration of State and National Govern
ments that thousands have lost, and are now in danger of
losing, possession of their hard-earned homesteads, and
that an oppressive policy on ths part or creditors toward
debtors, would be detrimental to the peace and prosperity
of both i as it is In the free tOlsgeaad enjoyment of the
fruits of the soil that independence consists.
10. We believe that the fanner, labors r and mechanic
should look steadfastly to the purging of oar political sys
tem, until this government shall be in reality an educa
tional, accidental, and violence insurance compact.
11. We believe that the people of the United SUtea
should seek to mako the coming Centennial exhibition a
complete success, la exhibiting the grandness of this na
tion's Institutions, tc;
"Great not like Osar. stained with blood.
But truly great as we are good."
12. We believe that if it be necessary to take life or
liberty la the punishment of crime, for the benefit of soci
ety and civiiiiaUon, that civilization Is retarded by the
State's fifllng to settle aa annuity on the dependences of
the executed or imprisoned as, otherwise, the Innocent
most inter with the guilty.
13. We believe that men would become less reckless of
human life, and liberty, and happiness, of themselves and
others, were the guards of civilization thrown around tho
people, to the extent that if a man, woman or child auffer
cbuse in any manner through the weakness of the law,
(jnsrda,) the Coonty. Mnniclpallty.State. or United States
should repalrthe breach, as far as possthle, without re
carding such as paupsra. or leaving the injured to become
charges to charitable societies; as in either case, feelings
of disloyalty to the central government might be engen
dered in the bearta and consciences of the sufferers.
Is. We believo that aa equal flow of Intelligence and
fair dealing Into all grades and stratams or society will
have the same salutary effect in a moral sense, as we an
ticipate practically from aa equal distribntion of moisture
into every district of the vegetable empire.
li We believo that a eufficlent amonnt of water flowa
along the vales of the great Western rivers to the frustra
tion of business, and destruction of life and health, which,
if scientifically employed, might bo used to advantages
Irrigating the dry lands, causing the deserts to blossom aa
the rose, if not proving the positive opening of an artificial
riveraumcientfora commercial thoroughfare along tho
great mountain ranges from the north to the south of the
U S. domain, proving Wesstng of Incalculable conse
quence to the nation, being an Index to the proof that the
unrestrained intelligence. Industry, and enterprise of the
Tankee nation, aa a basis of U. S. currency. Is far better
than gold, and silver, and precious stones.
Jonrnslists friendly to our cause will please copy nd
send us a ssmple of the same, with bill of charges that wo
may know oar friends and expense.
Detachments or recruita collected as a society, will point
ont the artlclea. If any. that they are not able toendorse.
Wo wlU correspond with new organisations, giving such
a copy or our rnlea of order. Ac, as fast as tneh shall re
port, as before directed.
EnrOBXl KiASas. Msy X, 1S7J.
Errroa Cairr. "A, stranger in a strange land," I feel
rather lonely, and my mind ruiia out In drearaa of home,
with Its friendly assoelationa and suburban enchantments;
and notwithstanding, the news of grasshoppers and tempo
rary destitution. Iaaven any wesiry travels, toflad
Coonty hi ffleS4ifii-S'Jn agricultural wealth, or so
far advanced lnpermanent prosperity, as the "Lancaster"
of Kansas. Tho appearance of Osage and Lyon Conntiea
is all that could be desired, but soil does not compare at
all with that of Doniphan "hard pan" Is too prominent
to make the raising of com, oats, and wheat a success.
Misery is said to be a gay lover of company; therefore,
to afford an Item of consolation to your farmer readers, I
will aute that Atchison. Jefferson, Shawnee, Douglas,
and a part of Osage Counties, all are Just now the scenes
of G. Hopper revivals, and destruction to the hopes of the
hard fisted yeomanry; while the news from the Counties
along the eastern border is so terrifficaUy fearful, that It
requires a large stock of confidence in frail humanity, to
give your correspondent sufllclentcapltaltoenter heartily
Into what is known aa the "belief business." It Is said
they have destroyed all the crops in aome of the eastern
Countlss. not even spsring a spear of grass upon the prai
ries, and that fanners have had to drive their stock miles
away to prevent starvation. I hope for better things in
Doniphan Connty, and believe firmly in the doctrine that
the "Lord will provide," even In Kansas. In this County,
and from here west along the A, T. and S. F. Railroad,
and down along the line of the M. K, and T. Railroad, the
prospect for good crops was never better; and aside from
the dread of the "winged peats" migrating from tho
South and East, for the purpose of getting a square meal
in this locality, the feeling of the people Is that or tho
Enough of this. For the first time in my life I saw a
live coal digger, with his small lamp on his forehead. The
sight wss at Osage City, and that country Is almost a sol
id coal field, affording at Osage City a monthly revenue,
at this season of the year, of from $10,000 to 115,000, and in
the Winter about fAOOO per month. Just now, Osage
County is at fever heat on the County Seat question.
They had the first vote last Tuesday, with three candi
dates in the field Lyndon, Shlretoa and Osage City.
Shireton was defeated, and next Tuesday week ths second
race comes off. "Spinner" and "town lots" are tho heav
iest canvassers, snd although Osage City was second in
ths first race, I should not be surprised if she wins on the
At Ossge City, I met Mn Watkins, a brother or E. N.
Walking, of our locality. Mr. W. is a pleasant gentleman,
and has a fine trade. At this town, I met our former
townsman, C. J. Jones, who appears to be possessed of ail
his former energy.
As msny of your readers, perhaps, bke myself, have
never visited this locality, a few items about Emporia
maybe of Interest. It has a population of between 3,000
and 4,000. Besides the State Normal School, there are
three good public school buildings here, nine churches,
three banks two of tbem National banks four or fivo
hotels; and if they are as good aa the one that furnishes
grub to yonr "fat contribotor," (tho Merchant's,) they aro
a credit to the town.
This afternoon, I wss treated to a ride by a friend
about the town and the adjacent- country, and I mnst con
fess I was very favorably Impressed with ths location.
Tbe prospect bids fair for an abundanco of frulta of all
kinds, and the crops could never look better, haviogan
abu ndance of rain.
Last, bnt not least, Emporifz h? two very good papers
the yews and Ltdzr Ibe JVrtrs is Jake Stotler's psper,
and yon know he publlshea one of the best papers In the
State, and is receiving a very liberal patronage, as he very
Justly deservi-s. Mr. Stotier bas been here for sboot
eighteen years ; was here when there were only two hous
es in the town, and has perhsps done more to build np
and develop the town and this portion of the State, than
any one else. IIo Is tho Post master here, and I must con
fees he has the office In better ahape, more completely ar
ranged and systematized, than any office in the State ; and
I am of tho opinion that the public service could not be
better subserved by any change that could be made.
EorroB Cnur, Taor, Kaxsas : I aee, in your last issue,
clippings from a Knoxvill (Ten.) paper, and also an origi
nal paragraph, to the effect that at the next election, tho
Catholics will all vote the Democratio ticket. I would re
spectally Inquire what yoar motive may be in publishing
such Items I for I taks It for granted that an editor haa no
space for purposeless paragraphs. The statement in ques
tion, however, la not confined to the Chief i but It haa
quite as much foundation aa the statements made daring
the war, that all Catholics were pro-slavery rebels. Some
peoplo are still of this opinion, and yet, Sheridan, Shields,
Mulligan, Rosecrans, snd msny others who commanded,
besides aro is the union ranks, were Catholics. There
were, perhaps, one hundred in the union army for every
one who served under the Confederate flag. I presume it
is perfectly safe to assert that quite half of the Catholics
in the United States will vote tbe Republican ticket, not
withstanding Harper and Nast the son of a Tory and a
prostitute Jew. But when anch men become the great
high priests of a party, is it not pretty near time for de
cent men to take soundings and slacken sail I
There is also another point that should not bo overlook
ed,and that Is the aggressive Puritanism or the Republi
can party that determination to worship God according
to their own conscience, and make everybody else worship
Him in that particular way, and no other that spirit
which compels Catholic children attending the pohlle
schools to listen to the reading or a Bible which they are
tanght to regard aa a schlsmatlcal, mutilated version or an
excellent bookwbich the unlearned and unstable, howev
er, are apt to wrest to their own damnation. Religion
and Temperance are admirable in their way, but yon can
not engraft them on a political party. The inevitable, fate
or tbe hybrid la death. The Republican party has been,
from the first, openly and Intensely anti-Catholic. Its
leaders and ita organa have, waived no opportunity of as
sailing that Church; and knowing this, aa the editor of
tbUVsassJSwwit,4tsw.Ws4hlnf sarprislac mth
belief that the Catholics vote win be a unit against ths
proscriptive spirit whieh applauds Bismarck and Victor
Emmann el. and would willingly follow In their footsteps, if
it could only brush the Constitution from its path.
The writer or this la, and haa ever been, a Republican
of the most uncompromising type. He has always gives
his best energies to tho establishment and maintenance of
pa bile schools. And while the party preserves aa organi
zation, he expects to form one in the advance guard. Bnt
it la folly to shut onr eyes to the blunders that designing
men are committing every day in the name of the Repub
lican party. If they drive the Catholics Into the ranks
or their enemiea, it la not much more stupid than enrran
chiaing the negroes or the South, and then permitting
their old drivers to compel the ex-slave, with a revolver
at his head, to vote tbe Democratic ticket. Tours,
Tonga. May .31, 187S. W. S.
Tbe State Treasurer haa given notice that suit
will be commenced at once against the school
uisiricu mat are delinquent in payment oi tneir
bonds held for the benefit of tbe permanent
school fund. There are no delinquent districts
in this County. notion Recorder and Eipren.
TheSta te Treasurer had betterstopamomentand
contemplate the sublime fact that a Kansas Leg
islature says "all school bonds and tbe coupons
thereof shall be made payable ou the first day of
June," and tbe next Legislature quietly goes to
work and changes tbe laws so that only one-half
of tbe taxes fall due before June 1st, aud jet
they propose to sue districts for a legislative
fault. Better sue tbe Legislature a little. Con
SOFTTniSOixPiuvnxG. The Chicago Inter
Ocean bas got about tbe softest thing iu city
printing that we have yet heard of. It has the
contract for printing the new directory, and all
it has to do is to set np its delinquent tax list
in double-column shape, tack on the addresses,
and there the Directory is. St. Louis Globe-Democrat,
The departure of the President's family for
Long Branch, it is understood, bas been some
what hastened to avoid the birth of a British
subject beneath the roof of the executive mansion.
x-aebraaahoppcrPlaaae nawltsxiakk a,.
aeca Avertea. "
The marvel is that it did not sweep over tb.
whole region, when wo read of the wanton dV
struction of its birds. An item in a Chica
paper, not longsince,8tatedthat 10,000 quails and
prairie chickens were fed to swine in a simile ,l,r
in the city. It goes on to say that in the country
west of Chicago, quails, ruffed grouse, aud prai
rie cbickens are destroyed by the million irre
spective of law or season. Tons of birds snared
and shot out of season are boiled down and fed
to swine. On one day thero stood in the comer
of two streets a wagon containing one hundred
and eighty dozen of prairie chickens, while on
the near sidewalk were piled thirty-seven boxes
containing five hundred and sixty dozen of
quails, corrupt, decomposing, and condemned bv
the health officers as only tit fur swiue. They
aro trapped, shot aud snared, and sent to the
market, where they find a ready sato up to the
middle of March, and yet the indiscriminate
slaughter continues. Tho youug birds and set
ting linuss are alike captured aud seut to Chicago
and other cities on commission, and destined to
bo fed to swiue. The birds must soon disappear
before such recklessness nnd vice. Yes, the birds
have disappeared, almost entirely, from many
western localities, aud grasshoppers and other
noxious insects have multiplied aud swarmed
forth to spread famine aud desolation. The di
vinely arranged balance between birds and in
sects bas beeu destroyed by ruthless bird-killers,
and tbe cry of famine rings nut over the land.
Snch is the retribution for the violation of the
equipoise of natnre, aud making of discord iu the
divine harmony of nature's work. IIarlford(Ct.)
Board of Equalization.
NOTICE is hereby given, that the Board of County
Commissioners of Doniphan Connty, Kansas, will
meet as provided by law, at the office of the County Clerk
of said County, on Monday, July 5th. 1073. to sit as a Board
of Equalization of the assessment of the year 1873, at which
time, all persons feeling themselves aggrieved may appear
and have all errors In the Assscsors returns for said year
corrected, aa Justice and eiiuit v may demand.
Attest: CHARLES KAl'PELTE.
Jane 10, lS-tt, County Clerk.
OX the 7th day of June, A. D. 1373. the undersigned
was appointed, bv the Probate Court of Doniphan
County, Kansas. Administratrix or the Estate of El In
Edwards, late of said County, deceased. AU persons In
debted to said Estate, are nourled to make payment of the
same; and those having claims against the Estate, are re
quired to present them for allowance within one year from
the date hereof: and if such claims are not presented with
in three years rrom this date, thev will be forever barred.
MART EDWA'RDS. Administratrix.
June 10, 1S75-3W. pfs fee. iX'
IVoticc by Publication.
In the District Court, of tho Second Judicial District ot
the State or Kansas, sitting in and for tho Count or
C. C. nyatt, I Plaintiff.
X. 2?. Jones snd J
Charles J. Jones, J Detendanta.
SAID defendants, 2f. X. Jones and Charles J. Jones,
are notified that plaintiff, on June 3th. A. D. 1873.
sued them In said Court, by civil action, to determine that
plaintiff la the owner of and in possession of that land In
said Doniphan Countv. Kanaaa, known and described as
follows : The east half and the south-west qusrter or the
south-west qusrter, slso twenty-nine fl) seres or the
north-west quarter or said aouta-west quarter, bounded
and described as follows: beginning st a point twenty-two
(22) rods sonth of the north-west corner of ssid sontb-west
quarter section, thence south to the centre thereof, thence
east eighty (SO) rods to centre, thence north fifty-eight (&)
rods, thence west to plsce of beginning, all in section six
teen, (IS) township three, (1) of range twenty-one. 121)
east of 6th Principal Meridisn; snd unless said defendant
answer the petition Iliad herein by July 26th. A. D. 1;73.
same will be taken aa true, and judgment and decree ren
dered according to the pravrr of snch petition.
W". W. GUTHRIE 4. X. B. WOOD,
June 10, 1873-4W. TVs fee, (10.
STATE OF KANSAS,
Do i r ha x CorxTT, j
In tbe District Court fur Doniphan County. SUt of Kirua.
John Dettf, 1 Plaintiff.
Martha A. Urn ner, j
And Harrey Bay, Jr
NOTICE s herebr riven, that I will, on th I2th ilar -nf
J.H Joty, A. D. IrtS. at tbe honr of 3 o'clock. P. "M.,
of ituid day. at the north door of the Court Ifou, in the tity
of Tror, in Doniphan County. State of Kan-aa, otfer forx.il,
at public anctian, fur caAb. the following ilmcrfbed real ro
tate, to wit: Te south half of tbe north-west fractional
quarter of section four, (-!) in townnhip fire, (3) of range
twenty-one. (21) (le tbe Cemetery.) in Doniphan County,
State of Kansas. Talena the property or Adam Uren
ner. and offered for sale to tbe highest bidder for cath, to
satisfy a certain judgment and costs, now of record in tbe
District Court for Doniphan County, in tbe Stste of Kan
a, in which John Delta is plain till, and Adam Brenner,
Martha A. Brenner, and Uarrer Iay, Jr., are defrndants.
uiren under my nami, luueirniayor junerA. ii.ia
Sheriff of Doniphan Count r.
June 10. 1 375-5 w.
IVs fee. I10JO.
STKAYED from near Severance. May leth, 1873, three
Colts of the following description, to wit: One small
light bay two-year-old Mare, with black mane ami tail.
Two rery darJfc chestnut sorrt-t falmot black) yearlings,
both mares. One la low and heavy built, and has a $vutlt
white spot In the forehead; tbe other is taller, lighter bod
led, white spot In tbe forehead somewhat larger, and a
small white mark on tho nose. Said Colta followed noma
man into town, and have probably followed somo one off,
as ttrict starch hat bsen Made in and about the neighborhood ,
and no tidings had of them since that time. X will pav a
reward of rive Dollars per head for said Colts, or pay lib
erally for any information leading to their recorery.
Jane 3, 1875. Severance, Kansas.
Aiiitrator's Sale of Real Estate.
In the Probate Court of Donlphsn County, State of Kan
sas. In the matter of the listate of Lydia A. liolman,
NOTICE Is hereby given, that by order of the Probate
Court of said Connty, and State aforesaid, I will offer
for aale. atpnblic auction, for cash, at the north door of
the Court ffonse, in Troy, on the 10th day of July, 173, at
1 o'clock. P. 1L. of said ilsy, the following described real
estate of the said Estate, situate in Doniphan County,
Kansas, to wit: The south half of the south-east quarter
ot section twenty, (20) in township four. (4) of range twen
ty. (20). X ATIIAX PRfCE,
Adm'r or the Est. or Lydia A. liolman. dee'd.
June 10, IsTS-iw. Fr's fee, x.
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