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The new natural history building of the state university has twenty corners. The largest taxpayer in Johnson coun ty, pays $4571 into the county treasury each year. The jury fees for the July term of the Wyandotte county district court amounts to $2,000. Montgomery county ha just sent a delegation of eleven prisoners to the penitentiary. The Greenwood county teachers' in stitute just closed, had nearly 130 teach ers in attendance. The new Missouri Pacific freight depot at Atchison will be completed about Oc tober 1st. It is just nineteen years since the first train of cars run into the city of Man hattan, Riley county. Contracts have been awarded for the erection of $40,000 worth of new build ings at Fort Leavenworth. The Cheney, Sedgwick county, school board have levied a school tax of twenty mills, and have fixed the school term at eight months. A three year old child of a Mrs. Sey iner, living near Concordia, Cloud county, was killed the other day by being run over by a horse, while it was playing in the road. W. W. Whittaker, who assaulted Mr. A. A. Pegram, of Argonia, Sumner coun ty, escaped from the deputy sheriff, but was soon captured and is now in jail at Wellington, with fine and cost against him of ever $116. Work is being pushed along on the western end of the St. Louis & Emporia, The cars will be running on twenty-six miles of road west of Pleasanton, Linn county, in thirty days. The iron for the extension is on the ground. Russell Record: Russell county has in its population two boys whom, we ven ture to say, cannot be beaten in avoirdu pois in the state of Kansas. One, the son of J. R. McNeal, eight years of age, weighs 110 pounds, the other; the son of A. J. Kennicott, sixteen years old, kicks the beam at 240 pounds. M. S.Willams, Udall, has been fined $100 for unmercifully beating an adopted daughter, 18 years of age. He had used chairs, pokers, sticks, etc., quite freely about her head and shoulders. The girl is good looking, with a fiery snap in her eye; but not very bright intellectually. It is said that Williams raised her as he did his horses only to work. .Newton Kantan: The city council granted to E. W. Pike, representing Cross & Martindale, of Emporia, the right to manufacture and light the city with gas for a term of twenty-one years. These gentleman proposes to build a reservoir of a capacity of 50,000 cubic feet. The prices charged are $3 per cubic feet, or the same prices charged at Emporia and Wichita. An academy of learning is to be built at Eureka, the capital of Greenwood county, the second county east of Sedg wick. It is expected that it will be ready for students the first week in January next, and will be capable of accom modating 250 to 300 students. The build ing will be composed 01 stone, faced with brick and cut limestone, three stories high, with a tower 100 feet high, and a ground extent of 55x78 feet. Caldwell Journal: A very sad accident occurred here last week, by which Mr. S. F. Deems lost his wife." Mr. Deems was one of the stage drivers for the Southwestern Stage Co., was driving his stage out of the stage barn, and when the front wheels struck the ditch at the edge of the sidewalk, he was thrown from his seat under the wheels over him. Several ribs were broken, from the effects of which he died. Mr. James Bighton was killed near Bennington, Ottawa county, the other day by the accidental discharge of a gun. He was out hunting with a party of friends and while getting into the carriage and by an accident one of the party discharg ed a shotgun with his foot, the load en tering the right groin and severing the main artery. Mr. Brighton lived only forty minutes after the accident, and ut tered a few words, saying: "Boys, I am a dead man." After he was carried into the house he did -not seem to suffer any great pain and breathed his last. Winfield Courier. The life of Isaac DeTurk, the sixteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. DeTurk, living in this city, has been slowly ebbing away for some time. His death is one of the most ter rible. A few weeks ago he was hauling water in a sled tank to the threshing machine on his father's Pleasant Valley farm. On top of the tank was a barrel on which he was sitting. A sudden stop threw him five feet headlong to the rough ground. The whole left side of his forehead was crushed in. The skull was raiseM and the splints taken out, but he gradually 'failed, though conscious part of the time. For several days the brains oozed out from the skull, a terrible sight, yet consciousness was oc casional. An associated press dispatch from Manhattan says: Two burglars attempt ed to enter the court house and jail here the other night. It is not known wheth er they meant to release convict prison era confined or mistook the place for a residence, which they hoped to go through successfully. The men were pur sued by the sheriff, who ordered them to stop. They replied by firing at him. He returned the fire and snot one of them in the back, the ball passing in on the right tide of the spinal column and just under the lower ribs. It ii not believed the wounded man can recover. He is about '40 years of age, dark hair and mustache just turning grey, and dark eyes; is heavy set, well built, and has a face that be trays him. He says his name is Henry Howard, and that he is scigarmaker by trade: that he came from Nebraska to Topeka, where he remained a day or two, and there picked np the man who ac companied him to Manhattan on a freignttrain. The initials "H. H.M are imprinted on the left arm above the wrist. He is a shrewd, cautious fellow, who evades the questions of his inter viewer and gives very little reliable in formation concerning him. STOCK SQUIBS. Hiawatha World: The hogs that died in this county during the past six weeks, were worth several thousand dollars. At last the wool grower is told the price of wool is slightly on the advance. It has been the other way so long that this will be gratifying news. About one hundred thousand head of cattle have been along the Colorado-Kansas line this season; a greater part of this number went to northern ranges. Galloway cattle in the future mustsup ply Americans with robes, to take the place of buffalo robes. Their shaggy maine makes a good substitute. The Galloway cattle company in Ed wards county own thirty thousand acres of land; it is not all in a body, but cut up into pastures that will range from two to three thousand head of cattle. Local cases of hog cholera are reported in Douelas. Brown, Ottawa. Harper, Sedgwick and Lvon counties. In very many cases the disease has been traced to stackers shipped in from other states. Dodge City Qlobi: The yell of over crowded ranges in no way stops cattle being driven into range countries; if there is any place they can in any way be held, some other war cry will have to be adopted. The postoffices in Kansas in which the special delivery system will be put in operation the let of October are Atchison, Emporia, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Otta wa, Parsons, TopekaJ Wichita and Wyan dotte. Dodge City Globe: There is money in feeding cattle, not only for our own butchers but those west of here. There is plenty of corn in the county, and the demand for fat beef will be greater this winter than ever before in western Kan sas. Halstead Independent: N. L. Hinshaw has lost seventy-five head of hogs with cholera, within the past two weeks. Mr. Hinshaw is but one of a large number of farmers and stock raisers in this vicinity, who have had their droves depleted by this scourge. The packing houses at Eaneas City complain of the bruised up condition of hogs they buy, and say the injury is gen erally given before they arrive at Kansas City. The marks of the whip and prod poles show on the hogs after being butch ered, and injures the pork in quality and price. Shippers should remember this in driving or loading hogs. Fisher Brothers sheep ranch, in Elk county, has 3,200 sheep which, at the shearing this season, averaged eight pounds of wool to the head. The wool was bought by the house of J. Schott & Co., of St. Louis. The ranch has '2,500 acres and will be added another thous and thereto within a short time. The wool sold for 18 cents and is from the best Merino stock. The sheep on this ranch are wintered by corn, and average better, perhaps, than any herd in the state. The proprietors are about to add a few Texas mares to their stock. Dodge City Uowboy: A new weed has appeared ou the neutral strip and vicin ity, which seems to have a similar effect on horses which have eaten it as the loco weed. It is a smaller plant than the loco, has longer and more pointed leaves, and is of a dark green color. The color of the loco is a pale blue. George Anderson says there is quite a quantity of this new weed in his horse pasture, but not eneugh loco to harm even a colt. His horses have the appearance of hav ing been locoed, and thinks their con dition muBt have been occasioned by their eating this new weed. The boys call it "new loco." The board of Kansasschool funds com missioners held a protracted session the other day in the office of thestatesuprin teudent. A large amount of bonds issued by the various school districts of Kansas, amounted to many thousand doll ars,were purchased by the board of investment in the permanent school fund, embraced in which were $20,000 of the $50,000 school bond recently issued by the city of Topeka. These bonds are purchased by the board at par, the law stipulating that the commission shall not invest in any bonds which, with the entire in debtedness, shall exceed ten per cent of the assessed valuation of said municipali ties, in cities or six per cent, in country districts. WaKeeny (Trego county) World: We have taken pains to make extensive in quiries concerning the present condition of the loco plant in this section of Kan sas. The testimony covers a large region of country, extending from here to south of the Arkansas river, and west through Gove county. There is a general agree ment in the statement that loco grub hasservered the loco stalks .from the roots, and that the stalks have either blown or are ready to do to when urged by a favorable breeze. In at least this large belt of country, stock is considered exempt from injury from eating loco thi fall. Stock will therefore enter the win ter in much finer condition than it was in the outset of last winter. As to what the fate of the loco is to be for the year 1886, there is, at the present, no unani mity of theory. Some think that the grub which has cut the stalks thiseea son is what poisoned the live stock last year. Others think that the loco stalks are poisonous, and that the seeds have ripened; so as to send forth a new crop the coming year. Considerable excitement has been oc casioned in Chanute, Neosho county, by the exhuming of the remains of Nancy J. Poinsette, poisoned to obtain the in surance on her life. Frankie Morris, her daughter, was convicted of the crime the first of the month. An application for a new trial has been made and will be argued September 4th. A chemical analysis has before been made by a pro fessor of the state university, who found a little over three and one-third grains of arsenic in the liver, heart and stomach. This, however, was not satisfactory to the defense, who wish another analysis made, and parts of the body removed will be taken to Chicago for .that purpose. WOXES. If mt IatavMt GMMnUagTfcMi Mrs. B. Darby k the oldest lad v resi dent of Washington county. There are 15,757 white females in Shawnee county, and also 3,038 black females. Miss Alice McJunkin has received the nomination of register of deeds at the hands of the Republican party of Dick inson county. Mrs. J. T. Jonesdied very suddenly the other day at Kirwin, Phillips county, leaving four motherless children, the old est aged seven years. Sterling Gazette Miss Bertha Lamb succeeds Miss Sadie Cowgill as the re porter at this place for the government observatory at Washington. Miss Ella Brush has been sent to the penitentiary from Montgomery county for the period of one year and six months for grand larceny. Junction City Union: Last week a young lady named SteinLrook, aged seventeen, and a younger sister, living eight miles west of Alida, started with a horse and carriage to attend camp meet ing. The horse ran away, the younger sister jumped ind was saved, while the older one was thrown from the carriage. Her neck was broken, and she died in stantly. Avilla Citizen: Mrs. R. M. Watson kill ed a rattlesnake five feet long last week. The snake was just entering the house when Mr. Watson disco veied it, she did not scream as some women would have done but took prompt steps in killing it This is the seventh rattle snake Mr. Wat son has killed this year, five of them were known as the pilot. Kansas City Times: Several days ago an advertisement appeared in the Kan sas City papers for a female detective. No name was signed but a certain post office box was given. The advertisement was answered by a young lady of Valley Falls, Kas. She arrived in he city on day last week, but the man who was in need of the services of a female detective failed to meet her, as she had arrived somewhat later than the time set. She went to friends in the city who told her they thought there was something wrong. She then called on Chief Speers and showed him the correspondence. De tective Hays found out that the man who did the advertising was named McFad den. He is an alleged private detective, but is in reality a crook who has figured extensively in police circles. The young lady is a cousin of Miss Mary Baldwin, whose mysterious murder at Atchison some tinw ago created such a sensation. She is unsophisticated and romantic and imagined that by becoming a professional detective she could do a great deal of good. Her illusion is now thoroughly dispelled. Mrs. Dr. Anderson, of El Dorado, went to the train the other day to see her daughter off on a trip. After the train which she took had gone, Mrs. Ander son remained to bid two of her friends, Mrs. Wiles and Mrs. Goodnow, off, they taking an .accommodation freight train. The caboose stood at the platform, Mrs. Wiles was in the doorway, Mrs. Good now on the rear platform and whether, Mrs. Anderson was on the platform or on the ground we cannot learn. However in backing up some freight cars Mrs. Wiles was thrown back into the car,Mrs. Goodnow was thrown from the platform to the ground and seriously injured while Mrs. Anderson was thrown under the caboose, the car passing over her neck serving the head from the body and crushing her feet. The train had to be moved before the body could extri cated. The remains were deposited in the freight house, physicians summoned and an inquest held. Dr. Anderson was notified at once and it was heart rendir g to witness his intense mental suffering. Miss Anderson had gone on to Florence but when notified by telegraph.returned home. GRAND ABUE GLEANINGS. Particulars Perta'nlng- to the Posts. A new poBt of the Grand Army of the Republic has been organized at Chap man, Dickinson county, with fifteen char ter members. Oskaloosa Independent: The G. A. R. boys have formally decided to hold the old soldiers' reunion this fall at Osawkie, and the date has also been selected, be ing the 17th of September. . N. O. Clough, vicepresident for Kan sas of- the national association of Mexi can war veterans has issued a notice of the national reunion, which comes off at Indianapolis on the 16th and 17th of September, 1885. Topeka Commonwealth: Mahitabel Wit more, the widow of a revolutionary sol dier, is a pensioner at the Topeka office and a resident of Shawnee county. If it is possible, she will occupy a carriage in the procession during the grand reunion. Lawrence Herald: A grand army of the Republic post of colored soldiers of the late war was mustered in a G. A. R. hall, in this city, by Mustering Officer Crane, at their last meeting. Quite a number were present and the post start ed off under good and favorable auspices. Pensions have been procured for the following citizens of Kansas recently : W. R. Askron, Netawaka; Mrs. Elizabeth Findly a soldier of the war 1812; Col. D D. Marquis, Olathe; John Born, Wathena; August Neabauer, Leavenworth; JohnT. Brady, Mai. O. Fountain, Wm. T. Harri son, all of Sabetha. Sterling Gazette: There is a movement on foot among the eld soldiers to erect a monument here in Sterling to the mem ory of Gen. Grant Quite a sum of money has already been promised, and Dr.Good son promises to donate sufficient landfor a cemetery lot. Committees are now at work soliciting. Abilene Chronicle: Attempts have re cently been made to secure the admission of two old soldiers from this county to the soldiers' home, but the word comes back, "no room at present" These men gave the best years of their lives to the service of their country. They endured all manner of hardships and privations to perpetuate this nation, and to make it what it now is, the greatest, the strong est and the wealthiest nation on the face of the earth. But now when misfortune has overtaken them, when they need special care and assistance, the great and wealthy nation turns the cold shoulder upon them. Shame upon the men who draw big salaries, who live like princes, and who refuse to care for the common oldier who is in want Vt?xt$. wgi tlTMH Who, 1a taking passage in a great trans Atlantic steamer, does not feela thrill of exultation over her magnificent power. Against her the Storm Klngmay hurl his elemental forces, nor pierce her armor, nor atop her onward course. Bat let me describe a scene when, one morning in mid ocean, there came an alarm from the pilot house followed by a cry: 'The ship's rudder is lost!" From the confident expression, consternation came to every fare. The wheelman be ing helpless to direct her course, the vessel was at the mercy of wind and wave. The captain had been negligent the hangings of the rodder were allowed to wear weak, and suddenly it had dropped deep into the seal Strong in intellect, in physical power, in energy and in ambition, man con fronts, undaunted, gigantic tasks and commands applause for his magnificent achievements. But all unexpectedly, an alarm comes the rudder of his constitu tion is gone. He has been careless of its preservation; mental strain, nervous ex citement, irregular habits, over work, have destroyed the action of his kidneys and liver. This would not occur were Warner's safe cure used to maintain vig or. And even now it may restore vital ity to those organs and give back to the man that which will lead him to the haven of his ambition. The Traveler. KAJR&AS CHUBCHJE9. The Baptist church at Dodge City is nearly completed. Rev. R. A. Clapp has accepted the pas torate of the First Baptist church of Col umbus. The Catholics of Troy, Doniphan coun ty, have subscribed money sufficient to construct a residence for the priest The members of the Christian church at Medicine Lodge are discussing th e feaB ability of retaining the services of a reg ular pastor. The Catholic church at Hanover, Wash ington county, has been repaired and beautified. It is now much improved in appearance. "Rev."W. C. 8tokes ef Montgomery county was convicted of the charge of raping two little girls the other day. No puni&hment is to great for him. The new Methodist Episcopal church at Cawker City, Mitchell county was dedicated a few Sundays ago. Rev. H. D. Fisher of Topeka preached the dede catory sermon. Waterville Telegraph: Mrs. P. C. Staley and her four sisters are together for the first time in eighteen years. Mrs. Brown, of Hoy t, near Topeka, and Mrs. Powers, of Netawaka, arrived here last week, and with Mrs. Beals and Mrs. Gifforth, mak ing the circle complete. Garnett Plaindealer. It has been re marked by those who know, that the M. E.church of this city was never been in as prosperous a condition as at present. It is prospering socially, religiously, finan cially, and in fact every way. that a church can possibly be said to prosper. At the time Rev. H. J. Coker took charge here the membership, we believe, numbered about 130. It now numbers very close to 360. A most imposing ceremony occur red two weeks ago, when forty new con verts were taken into .full membership A Story of benator Blackburn. Courier-Journal. Here is eome more Kentucky richness. Senator Blackburn is too good natured and handsome to get angry with your correspondent if he tells a good joke on him. It seems that a month or so since the postoffice officials took up the llem ingsburg postoffice case with a view to turn out Mr. Dorsey, the Republican postmaster, and appoint a Democrat in his place. At that time a Mr. Cox at Flemingsburg was the best recommended man. Indeed, Mr. Cox was about the only candidate. He had quietly gone to work and secured the indorsements of Senators Beck, Blackburn, Ex-Congressman Phister, the Hon. William J. Hen drix, and a dozen more prominent Dem ocrats. In the meantime a Mr. Ashton, who did not know that Mr. Cox was a candidate, came out for the office, and got an indorsement from nine-tenths of the leading Democrats of the place. His friends also filed in charges against Dor sey, the incumbent, strong enough to satisfy the department thatDorsey should go. The first assistant postmaster gen eral had really declined to appoint Mr. Cox before he had received Mr. Ashton's papers, but when the latter came to hand it caused him to hesitate. After looking the case all over, however, he decided he did not know what he could do but appoint Cox, as he was indorsed by the two Kentucky senators. He made out the appointment of Cox, but withheld his commission for a few days in order to allow a friend of Ashton to make -a statement and file a protest While matters were in this shape the assistant pastmaster general was com pletely upset by receiving a letter from Senator Blackburn wanting to know what influence had actuated him in hie pur pose to appoint Cox over Ashton, and strongly urging the appointment of the latter. Col. Stevenson sent for thepapers in the Flemingsburg case for perhaps the fiftieth time, and sure enough he found the nameof J. C. S.Blackburn upon Cox's papers. The big-headed and big-hearted Colonel immediately wrote to his "Dear old friend, Joe," telling him that he had been influenced moBtly in Cox's case by one Joseph C. S. Blackburn. O, myl Who could have committed the forgery ? The state horticultural society, which has been in session at Leavenworth adopted the following resolutions on some new grapes which were submitted to them: First Burr's Early. A pure, sweet, black grape, bunch and berry medium size, was considered No. 1 for its season, viz: first early. Second "Early Victor." A pure, sweet, black grape, bunch medium to large, berry medium, was adjudged first class for its season, second early. Third A new white grape, not ripe, second year of fruiting, small bunches, very large ber ries, the committee consider this grape of great promise. Mr. Hawn remarking if he had but one grape he wanted this. Not named. Fourth Anew, greenish white grape, from a two year old seeding, producing eleven bunches, bunch of ber ry small, but all perfect, the judgment of the committee was, worthy of cultivation. Not f ally ripe and not'named The Meade Center pre$$ boasts of find ing a fine cold stream of water at that place at fifty-six feet. ' -Hli,TW WtS'r Vbn$ STUi TO THE FRONT! MORGAN & DAJE re Have just received their Fall and Winter Stock of Dry Goods and Notions. We Have the Largest and Caps,G)oves, Underwear Blankets EVER BROUGHT -OUR STOCK OF- FLANNELS CANNOT BE Come and Examine Our Stock. WE ALSO HAVE THE MOST COMPLETE STOCK OF GROCERIES nsr THE CITY. -" WB WHiL NOT M0RBAI W-KEENY, JUST BEOEI7BD AT- ELLSWORTH'S 100,000 FEET Go and Look Before Buying, for it is the Best ever Brought to This . ,. Market. :;.r Plenty of Corn, Oats and General Feed. Best of Coal always on Hand. BIG REDUCTION IN COAL Colorado, Bock Springs Lump, Bock Springs Nut, CASH PAID FOR Remember, that after January 1st, I will Sell for Cash only. Don't forget it. 1 F. O. ELLSWORTH;": 1l A h3 -'CX. Best Selected Stock of TO THIS CITY. & SUITINGS EXCELLED. J.i& No Trouble to Show Goods. V & BETOTOBRSOLD & JAM KANSAS. Jfc fir-.' 4 '-,. . $. OF LOIBEE. ''vs- WHEAT AND RYE. $6.00 ,- . 7.0O 2r' " 1 D-SjS fll6. .- r Al . x' v . ' r . . -A t 2Ml frag, - t t y .' , Ji.. v-t-X' i1- a. J"... t Zrte? l sjh .& - jV - ' -,:r- -v X ,.