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Satisfaction of a Gehtleman.
An Old-Time Story. "Sir, I will hav natl(fotion !" Tin; wonU wrt' um-ml in a loud and angry tone by a military-looking person age in a saloon fn.-iiucnU'd by opulent iwrchants, country Hqulrcs, bankers and lords, with a nprinkling of naval and military gentlemen. "Sir, I will have satisfaction!" So saying, and buttoning up his military surtout with the air of a man who has determined on some desperate course, the offended hero vanished out of the room He was immediately observed to mount a handsome phaeton, drawn by a pair of smart grays. His tiger leaped up behind, and the equipage drove off with a furious clatter up St. James street. "Satisfaction!" of course every one within hearing knows the meaning of the words, when uttered by a "man of honor and a gentleman." In fashiona ble circles "satisfaction" means the chance of projecting an ounce of lead in the shape of a bullet in some offending friend's lody ; but the man of wounded honor is equally "satisfied" if his friend sends the bullet into his own head; and if his head resists it, then he may thank the thickness of his skull, rather than the soundness of his brains. Two men of honor fall out about the most trifling matter icrhaps inflamed with wine, begin to talk angrily and one of them uses an offensive word; instantly the other calls for "satisfaction." The two "friends" call them fools rather come out in the cool grar of the next morning with two other "friends" equally foolish, and then, in some chalk-pit or ravine, each sets himself up as a target for the other. Two bullets instantly speed upon their fool's errand. They miss. "Well! the two sonds step up "interfere to prevent further hostilities" declaring that their friends' "honor is satisfied" and they march off to breakfast, think ing thev have done some valliant feat; or, the balls hit their mark; one, if not lHth, lie on the grass; a bullet has lodg ed in the spine of one, and another bul let in the shoulder joint of the other. Forth steps a wiry man with a lxx of implements, devised for the cutting out. extracting, or wrenching away or the little bullets from flesh and bone. Ah! with one of them it is too late; he lies on the ground breathless, his lips apart, his eyes glazed ; he is dead ; he has his desire "satisfaction of a gentleman." The other, after submitting to the tor tues of bullet extraction, is borne from the field on a litter, "satisfied;" he has "killed hi man." Such is "honor" in the mouths of fools. Hut we must return to our story. Scarcely had the gentleman of wounded honor rushed out of the house, ere the friends of the other assembled round him to ask "What is the matter? And how did you fall out " "The matter," said the offending gent leman, who sat somewhat stupefied at the abrupt and threatening exit of his military friend; "why, the fellow is as irascible as a turky cock. We fell into a dispute aliout politics, about which he knows positively nothing. He became more and more insolent, and his argu ments were at length so absurd, that I could not help bursting out laughing and telling him he was a bullet-headed fool." "Is that all " said a city merchant; "why, every body knew that long ago." "Ay, but to tell him of it," said anoth er; "I fear mischief will come of it." A considerable damp seemed to have been thrown on the spirits of all the company, and the circle gradually broke up. The gentleman who had been the cause of the explosion, at length rose and went home, not over-free from anxi ety. He now regretted the use ol the offensive word, and yet he felt that it had not licen undeserved. Not leing a military man tor he was a banker in good business, and witli extensive con nections he could scarcely define what the other would do in reference to the "satisfaction" which he had spoken of; yet he had some unpleasant misgivings about the issue. The banker was not left long in doubt. Next morning, after an anxious night, a thundering rat-tat came to his door. Im mediately thereafter a gentleman was admitted. The banker rose up to meet him, and recognized him for a military gentleman in fact, the major of the other's corps. "I have the honor," said he, "of wait ing upon you at the instance of my friend, the Honorable Captain Sir Eust ace Fitz Giles; this letter will explain to you the object of my visit." The banker opened the missive. It was written in a thundcr-and-lightning hand, and smelt frightfully of gunpow der; in fact, there was no misunder standing it. "I will call upon the captain," said the banker. "I will do so at once." "The usual mode in such matters, as you are aware, is to refer me to your menu." "In good time, sir," answered the banker; "but first I would see the cap- lain himself." "Very well," said the major; "but the iisunl course in such matters." "Yes, yes!" said the banker; "I know but I wish to see the captain himself." "He will refer you to me," said the major. "Very well! then I shall have the pleasure of seeing you again ;" and he Iwiwed the major politely out. The banker went straightway to the choleric captain. "Sir," said he to him, "I am not at all ashamed to confess my self in the wrong in having used toward you the expression which has given you offense. I beg to withdraw it, and I apologize for it with all my heart." "Too late, sir, by Jove! too late," said the captain, twirling his mustache, "You must meet me, sir: nothing short ot that will uo. Had 1 knocked you down on the spot, an apology might have been accepted ; but I did not knock you down, and your apology comes too late. I refer you to my friend, who is authorized by me to settle all necessary preliminaries. Name to him your time and place, and go Home and settle your affairs." The banker was thunderstruck. He considered with himself for awhile. "Well, sir!" said he at length, "if it must lie so, meet me to-morrow at two o'clock, in the large field north of- Liodge, in the Koad, with your iriend ana a pair 01 pistols." ."tnougn, sir," said the brusque cap tain ; and they parted. The parties were on the ground at the lime appointed, the captain was ac companied by his friend, the major. I he banker was attended by a gentle man in a suitable black a very unmili tary and most civil-looking personage. As they approached, the major suddenly Stepped before bis principal, and ad dressing the banker's second, said "It was perfectly Understood, sir, that pistols were to ie me weapons employed on this occasion; but here, sir, if I mistake not, you bring a blunderbuss under your arm. "I beg your pardon," said the other, drawing the instrument forth; "it is not a blunderbuss, but a telescope." "And what, in heaven's name, is the meaning of this? I hope it is not meant as an additional insult to my principal?" "Un: by no means," said the banker, who proceeded to inform the major of Ills prcviuua pun jprct.-ui rwiiutwi to apologize, assuring him that he had in t mded no offense to his friend, the cap tain, and that he was now anxious to ex plain. The apology was declined as be fore, and an explanation was demanded "In the first place," said the banker. "I earnestly beg that you, captain, will look through tins telescope S'What, sir, I ? Look thiough a tele scope By heavens, sir, what foolery is this?" The banker's second claimed to lie heard. "I insist," said he, "that this is most serious and important to my cli to my irienu. 'lt is such a breach or all the custo- . mary forms," said the captain. "Such a proiMMial is quiet intolerable." "I regret," said the banker to the ma jor, "that I should have to urge this re quest; but it is to me a most necessary preliminary. Will you, major, do me the favor to apply your eye to the tele scope ? I put it to you as a gentleman and officer, whether there is any offense in me request r - "Nay, sir ," said the major, "I do not say that ; but it seems to me so absurd so contrary to the established rules In such cases." "Here, sir. said the banker, holdinir ud the telescope, "place your ye to it for but one moment there, in that direc tion!" "Where ? said the major, carelessly npiYiiiJC 1119 ryo iu uic leieacope. He looked for an instant. "Egad!" said he, "I sue a very fine woman walking about a grass-piai, wiw a uuie trot or a child in one hand, and two others prank. Jng around her, But what, I should VOL. 21. like to know, has this to do with the matter in hand " "Everything," said the banker, with a serious face : "that lady, sir, is my wife. Those children are mine and hers; and we are all mutually attaced." "Pshaw!" said the captain, "what is that to me ? Y'ou should thought of this before." "I know that it is nothing to you, sir," said the banker, "as you have no wife or children. I lelieve I am correct in say ing that you have no wife or children. Now then, I ask, do we meet on equal terms ?" "Why, no, certainly not," said the major; "but it is too late to think of this on the very ground ; it is quite in formal this discussion; it is really, quite, quite " and hereupon the major took a huge pinch of snuff to fill up his simile. "I warned you to settle all your af fairs," broke In the captain, as if a sud den bright thought had occurred to him. "True," said the banker, pointing to the distant family group, "but I could not settle them. I have settled every thing else." The banker's second now ventured to observe, that as the captain's second had admitted the parties about to contend were not on equal terms, they should be made equal, or as near as pos sibly so, before the actual commence ment jof hostilities; and he appealed to them to do this as "men of honor and gentlemen." Y ell, there is certainly a show ot reas on, aud that sort of thing, in what, you say," observed the major. "But how, in the name ot goodness, is that to be ef fected " Nothing easier," exclaimed the gent leman in black. "Your friend the cap tain lias an independent income of fif teen hundred per annum, and no family ; whereas the income of my fried though he has some little property mainly de pends upon his own exertions; and he has a wife and three children. Now, if the captain should shoot him, he ought to make over five hundred to his family, and thus the parties would lie upon equal terms." "l'utting affection out of the question," added the banker. The major at this looked blank and puzzled ; the captain all astonishment. It would oniy oe punung uown your handsome phaeton and pair," rejoined the banker s second, calmly. Oh. sir! ah! ves. indeed!" eiaculated the captain, reddening up to the ears. "But supiMising I accede to this most irregular proceeding,", said the major, "there is no time for it now, as I cannot consent to withdraw my principal from ttie ncld without a change ol shots." 1 hat is not at all necessary," said the banker, "this gentleman is my attorn ey." Whereat, on the instant, the little man in black whipped from beneath his coat a deed on parchment, ready filled up, and wanting nothing but the attach ment ot the signatures. 1 he captain and the major exchanged looks of black rage. They saw that, in common parlance, it was "a sell," and they liegan to storm. . A most absurd proceeding! mercen ary proposal !" ejaculated the captain rut down my phaeton, indeed? Why, sir, this is i)cyond a joke." "It Is, indeed, a most serious matter, sirs," said the banker. "Do you think, sir, whether 1 would not be justified in considering it as something more than an 'absurd proceeding' and a pretty 'joke' to lie put down dead here, and leave my wife and children to penury I know very well, sir, you are a rare shot, ami can snuff -a candle with a pistol bullet. That dexterity I can't pretend to, so in any case 1 run the greatest risk 1 et I am ready to pit my life against your phaeton and pair." the major looked more perplexed than ever. The captain more foolish and puzzled. Again, gentlemen, if I should be kill ed, my wife and children will absolutely need the money ; but if I kill the cap tain, his property is absolutely or no sort of use to him after his funeral ex penses are paid. Nor is my proposal without preciilent. L pon such occas- ions, men of refined honor and high courage have thought they could never do enough. When Best shot Lord Came- ford, his lordship, on his deathln-d, left his antagonist, who was in very poor circumstances, a handsome income, re joicing, no doubt, that he had lived long enough to do such an act of magnanimi ty and finished honor. 1 never fired at a man as a mark in my life; I am sure to be shot. So you see my proposal is only a fair one; and as I make it to men of honor, I expect it to be acceded to." "Oh, but! yes, but! vou, sir!" ex claimed the cuplain. "Beally," inter rupted the majos, biting his lips, "I real- iv luiuk, mai a men oi iinisucu nonor, we must accede to the proposal." I he banker now flatly refused to fight on any other terms, putting it directly to the major as the most refined point of dueling honor that could be manifested on the occasion, till the two officers. though excessively provoked and annoy. ed, could no longer refuse their consent. The parchment was handed to them bv the attorney, who saw it properly signed. and then the principals took their stand at fifteen paces distance. 1 he banker had the first fire. Not wishing to lie banished from his country, or get into prison, or be tried tor man. slaughter or murder, he took very good care to fire wide of his mark, and away new nis innocent Dan, like a Humming Dim, across me neids. Then came the captain's turn. "Now." whispered the major, "aim low; keep steady now you've got mm." tiot mm!" stammered the captain. his face turning blue, and his jaws faH ing. "uot mm! put down my ph pay five hundred a year for being called a bullet-headed fool, and so prove it. Will vou pay the money if I hit him?' Away spent the bullet: but or course - - - .. it did not hit the banker, though it whistled rather too close past the law yer's ear, who had forgotten to have i similar agreement for himself in case of accidents. - - - The antagonists then - shook - bands. The major withdrew-the Honorable Captain Eustace Fits-Giles from the field, declaring that "his honor was sat- isned;"and the banker. went home to his wife and children. Bat it is not always that those "meet ings oi honor" so end. The Housewife. W hat has this woman been doing,'1 So long since morning began t don't believe she can remember - we-ha'f of the work the ha done. Dressing the dear little baby. Combing- it toll silken hair. Putting him beck in th. cradle To sleep and (row healthy and fair. Doing the work m the kitchen. Just what it happens to be. Covering books for the school room. Heady for callers at three. Mending and making and chattering, Twe or three children to teach. If not the primer's first lotson, . Methods no other can preach. ' That's what this womaoTs been doing, I ay alter day ti the lanie: An trela, u watch and defend her "Mother" for thU is her name. Every man takes care that his neigh bor shall not cheat him. But a day cornea whan he begins t-are that - he do not cheat his neighbor or himself. Then all goes well. He baa changed urn marKetan into a cuariot or the sun. Sensible. A very sensible cbanee in opinion as well as profession is indicated in the let ter or a young man, a graduate of Dart mouth, ana noted as a law student hav ing had the misfortune to lose his - hear. ing and having settled on a farm, writes thus or the occupation he has cboosen " l here lanl much glory on a farm, but you get a good sura living. - You are your own master: you can't starvej-or be turned out of businees ; and as far as the work la rmuvmni in iluau. I davs of horsepower, a I I : i r ' . . uiuweu umuog any more than any oth er uusiness. it is Drains that win on larm as everywhere else, and the smart man is going to ride while the stupid one goes on foot in the corn-field as well as in the bar or pulpit. I should like to have my hearing again, but I wouldn't leave larm again ir 1 had it," History or Neosho Grange 523 P. OP H. No. BY RETT A HrRLBUUT. Bead at the Anniversary l'irnin an. I pub lished by vote of the meeting We celebrate to-day the fifth annivers ary of the founding of Neosho Orange, though fire years ago to-day Neosho Grange was undreamed of. It was on the fifth of September, 1873, that the re port was circulated through this neigh borhood that an agent of the Patrons of Husbandry would lecture at the stone school house that evening. Beyond slight knowledge gathered from the newspapers, the Order was unknown to us. The writer was at a neighborhood gathering of ladies that day, and well re members the surprised query of "What for?" that met the remark of someone that if there was a chance she "intended to join the Grange." Her reply was, Well, it is something to benefit the far mers, and 1 want to know what it is. There were many more of the same mind, that evening, after hearing Dep uty W. 8. Ilanna explain the new move ment, and the next morning the follow. ing named persons met for organization : Mr. and Mrs. Hollingsworth, Mr. and JUrs. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Doile, Messrs. David and A. W. Plumb, J. W. and E. Roberts, A. C. Abraham, J. W. Cooper, R. Howell, D. W. Rhodes, W. McCreary, A, Hurlburt, W. T. Cooney, and Misses M. and R. Roberts, L. Hollingsworth and R. Hurl burt. Not one of these will soon forget that long day's work. We met at 8 o'clock in the morning, and when we went home, at 5 o'clock p. m., Neosho Grange was duly organized, with a full set of officers, Wm. Hollingsworth being Master. Your historian meets with a difficulty in the outset of her task. The true his tory of Neosho Grange can never be told, partly because it is a secret organization and the routine of form must occupy much time; partly because its story is a part of the neighborhood history. It has become a part of the neighborhood life, and its affairs, like family affairs, are not to be told to the chance listener. The minutes on the Secretary's book give few hints of the life and fun that have pervaded the hundred and thirty-three sessions that stretch back, marking the ast five years with milestones of social enjoyment. Nothing but actual storm hinders our coming together. "Too busy to go to Grange," is not a fashion able excuse among us. We have met and conquered many prejudices; our patient endeavors have been crowned with success in a large degree. At first the titles of the Order fitted oddly our plain farmer Jack and farmer Gill ; and wethad scarcely a mem ber who could rise and, decorously ad dressing our familiar "Uncle Billy" as Worthy Master, quietly wait to lie rec ognir.ed before making a motion. The regalia and other insignia were to be provided, the phrases and ceremonies of the ritual were to 1h mastered, and dur ing the first six months we found enough to do to occupy one night every week. In April, 1874, the meetings were changed to once a fortnight, and so continue to this day. During the next six months there was a large increase of member ship not only here but all over the coun ty, and on the 4th of July the Patrons managed the largest celebration ever held in this county, Neosho Grange taking a leading part and attracting much attention by her fine display. About this time we received several accessions by the consolidation of Forest Hill Grange. We next talked fire-insurance, life-insurance, milling, manu facturing, elevating, store-keeping, reach ing out and experimenting in various ways, feeling sure that we could better ourselves, but not quite certain in which direction to work. January 6th, 1875, Perry Edwards left the Master's chair, which he had held during the previous year, for the Treas urer's desk, and A. W. Plumb took the vacant place. This was the "aid winter," and we took strong ground against re ceiving from the East that which we were able to supply ourselves with. In Aug ust of the same year we adopted a reso lution looking to the better protection of birds by law, and had the same largely published in the newspapers. Our de mands were loudly seconded from other parts of the State, and the next Legisla ture gave us our present game law. During the next fall and winter we held a series of very successful fairs. One of these was held at Central school house, in conjunction with Fremont Grange, and was open to all comers The others were held at our regular ses sions, and limited to our own member ship. ( The most notable one of these was the one of which bread and butter and potatoes formed the staple exhibits une oi uic urotners Drought down a small stove and set it up in the ante room of the school house. The potatoes were boiled with their jackets on, and never were iiotatoes better cooked, nor more fun let loose around a dish of 'per ta tiesand salt." In May, 1876, we began to deal with Montgomery Ward & Co., of Chicago We sent them several orders in the course of the next twelve months. Since that time the decline In prices has enabled us to do as well at home. ' in the summer or 1876 wc sent to Pitsburg and bought a washing machine. Many of the ladles tested it, and at one pf our sessions they rehearsed their vari ous experiences, and the same were writ ten up and appeared in the Spirit of Kansas.' The machine was sold to the highest bidder, a fate lately followed by a corn-eheller in which the brothers had invested. in me course ot tne next winter, one of our pet ideas took successful shape in the form of the Patrons' co-operative store, In Emporia, in which this Grange and its members hold a large share of stock. ; - j; j i During this winter we had many lit erary exercises, in the form of speeches, discussions, essays, and a paper which was for a long time a regular and inter- estlng feature of our sessions. j On February 14th, 1877, two members were received by demit, being, with a single exception, the first addition for almost two years. Since that time twen ty-eight new members have been received. In August, 1877, we met a loss of prop erty deposited in the school house, and you all know how that affair was brough into court and ventilated before the law, where the tedious case still hangs, endur ing Blow delay. ' ;i j , - , v On the 1st of September we celebrated oar fourth anniversary by a fair and pie- nic, and were favored with an address by 4 EMPORIA, KANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1878. State Master Sims. The week after that we entered into competition for premi ums onered Dy tne i;ouniy r air Asso ciation. Our success was not quite equal to our ambition, but the committee con soled us with the thought that they had done pretty well for green hands, and their experience in winning the second premium would help win the first next time. At present our membership stretches from the eastern limits of Emporia to Badger creek, and from Fremont Hill to Forest Hill. Whole number of persons connected with the grange, 93, represent ing 50 families. We have lost two by death, brother J. W. McCreary and George Roberts, and twenty-five by re movals and withdrawals, leaving us now a membership of 66. Jolm M. Hyde has been Master for the last year and a half. The educational influence of the Order is strongly manifest on all our members. They are trained to express their ideas clearly, and without embarrassment. Business is carried on in parliamentary st3Fle. The information of one becomes the property of all. A mutual respect and liking springs up where not even acquaintance would be possible over the wide distances, and engrossing cares of farm life. Other classes of men com bine to advance their own interests, and when the farmer does the same shall he be accused of communism and railroad strikes ? Because beef on foot is worth three cents a pound here while steak is thirty cents a pound in Boston ; because united we may do something to lessen the burdens of the producer and con sumer, therefore we exist. A band of thinking, working men and women, adding their mite to the work of the day, socially, morally, financially, educationally this is Neosho Grange. A United States Senatob. New York Politicians Bowing; Before a DlsUniruished Western benator, In the winter of 1869 several members of the New York legislature were seated in a nalae.e car on the wav to Albacv. Mr. Chris. O'Connor, Neil Bryant and James O'Neil were passengers on the same train. They were going to Mont real to attend a billiard match. Matt. Carpenter had 'just been elected United States Senator from Wisconsin. Old Judge William W. Campbell, then mem ber ot assembly lrom Otsego, and JN ich- olns li. l.alsau ot Warren, were moving uj) and down the aisles ot the car, con. versing about the new Senator. Col Michael U. Murphy was sitting near them, talking to Assemblyman Lamoree, ot Sullivan, lie overheard the conver sation between the Judge and Commo dore Vanderbilt's son-in-law. Touching the judge on the arm, he said : "Do you know there is a distinguished personage on this train " "Who is it?" inquired the Judge. "Matt. Carpenter, the new senator from Wisconsin," responded the Uolonel Is it possible?" said the judge, in a piping voice; "I'd like to see him." "It will atlord me great pleasure to in troduce you," said the Colonel. "1 ain intimately acquainted with him." 1 he Colonel then went to a private compartment, and quickly returned, ae companied by the Senator. The latter was a Jowl-cheeked, tallow-faced young man, with yellow hair and a sandy mous tache, lie was stout and broad-shoui. dered, and wore a slouched hat and plain clothes. "Senator Carpenter," said the Colonel 'permit me to introduce you to Judge Campbell, who is many years your sen ior, and desires the honor ot your ac quaintance." 1 hey clasped hands, and showered mu tual congratulations upon each other. The Judge introduced the Senator to Assemblyman La Bau, of Warren. As the three gentlemen were of the same po litical faith, the conversation turned up on national party prospects. Senator Carpenter felt his way like an experi enced diplomat. At first he was reserved but as the conversation grew warm he unfolded a fund of political information that astonished his hearers. He survey ed the great field in the West, called Wisconsin a Gibraltar of Republicanism. sent Grant up into the seventh heaven of eulogy, and scattered gems of political wisdom over the carpets of the car. Meantime, Col. Murphy brought up George M. Gleason of St. Lawrence, Isaac V. Baker, Jr., of Washington, James I lusted, then an unfledged eagle from Westchester, James Stevens, Mayor of Rome, Moses Summers of Syracuse, and several other Republican Assemblymen, and introduced them to the Senator. They formed a ring around him, and basked in the radiance of his intellctual effulgence. Their deep interest and evi dent admiration attracted .the attention of a few Democratic members, who anx iously asked Colonel Murphy what was going on- lie told them that the pivot of interest was Senator Carpenter, of Wisconsin. Une after another he took them up and introduced them. Moses Y. Tilden, a brother of Samuel J.. James B. Pearsall of Queens, John L. Flagg of 1 roy, old J udge Suttern ot Rockland, An ' i - . r- -,rr ... . , tiairoorn rems oi vt esicnesier, and Timothy J. Campbell and Harry Woltr man of New York, were among those in troduced. All were delighted, and es pecially Campbell and Woltman, who laughed uproariously at the Senator's lively sallies. Probably no one man ev er created such an interest in a car. The Hon. Henry C. Murphy was play ing casino with a friend in an adjoining compartment. 1 he colonel said to mm, benator, a very distinguished gentleman on board wishes the courtesy of an intro duction." "Who is it r inquired the Senator. Mr. Carpenter, who has recently been elected United States Senator from Wis consin," returned the Colonel Senator Murphy himself had been a candidate tor similar honors, but had been defeated by Gov. Fenton, Turning to nis mend, ne laid oown nis cards, say ing: "rardon me, 1 wiH return in a few momenta." He went out and joined Senator Car penter's levee. The two distinguished gentlemen shook hands, and the young Republican chieftain emptied a bucket of compliments upon the venerable head of the blushing Nestor of Brooklyn. Senator Murphy was more than flattered. tie was delighted. Learning that Sena tor Carpenter was on a visit to friends in central New York, he pressed him to De uis guest on his return to Albany. The invitation was graciously accepted. The Brooklyn statesman was so charmed py tne efenator's tongue that he quite for. got his friend in the compartment. Ten minutes later Senator Carpenter arose. - uenuemen," he said, "I thank you for the courteous, manner in which you nave received me, a comparative stranger among you, and shall be de lighted to entertain you all at my home In W isconsin at some future time ; but my friends in another part of the car have missed me and I must reioin them " He politely bowed himself away, but the glamour of his tongue remained. Senator Murphy rejoined his friend at casino, and the others scattered, leaving Judge Campbell and Mr. La Bau in a seat near the water cooler. A minute afterward the Hon. James M. Richmond entered the car and sat down beside them. Soon afterward Senator Carpenter emerg- ea irom nis compartment witn an empty brandy bottle, which he filled at the cool er. Judge Campbell, turning to Rich mond, remarked : "Senator Carpenter is a very young man to have attained a po sition so exalted and honorable." "Where's Senator Carpenter r asked Mr. iticirmond. : "Why, there, he's Just passed with a bottle in his hand," said the Judge, point ing to mm. "What!" exclaimed Richmond, in loud tone, "Senator Carpenter be hanged ! inat's jncu .Bryant, tne nigger singer." Imagine the result when the whole tnm became fgown. 5 it my Discontent. Two boats rocked on the river." -In the shadow ol leaf and tree: One was in love with the harbor; One was in love with the sea. The one that loved the harbor The wind of late ontbore. But held the other, locging. Forever against the shore. The one that tests on the river. In the shadow of leaf and tree, With wistful eye look ever To the one far out at sea. The one that rides he billow, Though sailing fair and fleet. looks back to the peaeefnl river, To the harbor safe and sweet. One fret against the quiet Of the moss-grown shaded thore; One sighs that it may enter That harbor nevermore. One wearies of the dangers of the tempest' rage and wail; One dreams, amid the lilies. Of a far off snowy sail. Of all that life can teach us There's naught so true as this: The winds of fate blow ever, But ever blow ami's. How to Keep a Piano. The Advice of one Who Know all About that feverlastlna; Instrument. Otto B running in Journal de Muslque. Hie piano is constructed almost ex clusively of various kinds of woods and metals; cloth, 8K in, and ieit also being used in the mechanical ' portion. From tli la rpflonn Atmnsnheric chAncrea hflv a great effect on the quality and durabili- ty ot the instrument, ano it is necessary to protect it from ail external influence which might effect the materials of which it is composed. It must be shad ed from the sun, kept out of the draught, and, above all, guarded against sudden changes of temperature. The latter is a out of tune, and the instrument ihouia be kept in a temperature not lower than fifty -four degrees, and not higher than eiehty-six Fahrenheit; when too cold. the wood, ciotn and skin swell, and the mechanism works badly; when too warm these materials shrink, and produce clicking, squeaking, and other disagree able sounds. Moisture is the greatest enemy of the piano, and it cannot be too 'lT"..fiill,T truuwlAtft RMlinot Tn o v-Arir short time damp will destroy every good point about the instrument. The tone becomes dull and fiat, the wires rusty and easily broken, the joints of the iiiechanism stiff, and the hammers do nor. strike with precision, and if these symptoms are not attended to at once, the piano is irretrievably spoiled. There fore, do not put your piano in a damp, ground floor room, or between two win dows, or between the door and the win. dow where there is a through draught. Never leave the piano open when not in use, and above all wlien the room is be ing cleaned. Do not put it near a stove. chimney or hot air pipes. Always wipe the keys after playing. Never pile books, music, or other heavy things on the top. Be careful when using the soft pedal, do not thump the notes. Do not allow five-note or other exercise of small compass on a piano you have any re. gard for. A leather cover should be kept on the instrument when not in use, and removed every day for the purpose of dusting. A cushion of wadding or a strip of flannel laid on the keys will help to keep them white and preserve the polish. .Never leave the piano open af ter a musical evening or dance. If you ...... ?. . . are obliged to have it in a damp room do not place it against the wall, and raise it from the floor by means of insu lators, and always cover it after playing. Employ the best tuner you can get, and if a new instrument, let it be tuned eve ry two months during the first year, and at least three times a. venr afterward. Always have it tuned after a soiree if the room has been very hot. In the bright morn from ont the little bay We slowly drifted, and at noon the wind. O'ercome with heat, had flagged and drop- peu Denma. Under the tyrannous sunshine all tho day w e movea so isziiv one scarce couia sav we moved at an. uuon tne dec atnignt. Beside the moon-blanched sail, beneath the briarht High-hung, great stars, with open eyes we lay; Slept for a moment in utter hush. Then waked attain to hear the sudden rush Of swift flowing water, as we made our way Straight to the east, and coming o'er the sea Saw the young morn, that with slow, sweet aeiav Began to draw her veil of mystery. Other Sex. - A lady writine from one of the fash ionable watering places declares that the low necked dress is an abomination into w hich it is the duty of the press to look. A little Brooklyn eirl beine reproved the other day by her elder sister for us ing a slang expression, sharply retorted, "Well, if you went into society more you wouia near slang' A seaside belle left her bathing shoes outside of her hotel window to dry, and the next day the local papers announced "that such a hotel bad put up new awn ings oi an unique design." Lady (giving an apple to a little boy) "Give this apple to the one of us three here whom you think the handsomest." The boy looked for a moment at all three ladies, took the apple and ate it. An old lady in Middlebury, Wiscon sin, crossed over a bridge marked "dan gerous" without seeing the sign. On being informed of the fact on the other sido, she instantly turned in great alarm and rccrossed it. MTien Major Nepeau came home to England from Madras and was about to smoke in Mrs. Nepeau's boudoir, his wife objected. "Ma," said her little son, "you used to let Air, Woolley smoke here." The boy was put to bed. Said an aristocratic little miss. "Ma. if I were to die and go to Heaven, should I wear my moire antique dress V No. dear, in the next world we shall not wear the attire of this." "Then, ma. how would the Lord know I belonged to me oest society v 'Sonney," remarked a mother to her young hopeful, if boys were half as pa tient ui tueir attention to uieir - studies as they are in learning how to skate on rollers, they would be perfect angels." "That's so, ma," said the boy, "but they woumn i nave near so mqcn run." a Kin in irenton, xn. i . marrieu Hungarian nobleman, and now takes in washing six days in the week instead of two, as formerly, in order to support her new title with sufficient style. Promotion in the social scale al ways brings increased responsibilities witn it. Young women should not be too ready to physically distinguish themselves. The enterprising young woman of Bal- tininr. vuhn atortrvcJI nnnn man'a inu timore who stepped noon a man's knee and thus stood above all the others of a party who bad climbed the white moun tains, mis been put In the Police Ga zette, with an immense exhibit of stock ings. A little three-year-old eirl. who volun teered to say grace at the table, did so as follows : ' Uh. Lord, bresa the things we eat : breas mamma and nana, and gramma and granpa,"--nd here, casting seat, and discovering that he was smil - uu uci cvrs w ucr cnuuuicr la uic ut ing, the little one closed her prayer by saying : "Behave yourself grandpa, for Christ's sake. Amen. , , Little Gracie was dressed one day in the whitest of dresses when, being left alone, she began to investigate a coal - hod, getting inside, and as black as pos - sible. When her mother came back. she, seeing her look of amazement, drop. pea on her knees, put ner utue chubby hands together before her face and said: O. Lord, give us patience "and He did. At least Gracie got off easily that tune. ; - At Paris matrimonial agency: "We nave just , the thing you want an or phan of 20 next grass." "Pretty r "N-no. not exactly V "Worth "Half a million francs in governments. Then she is consumptive." "Consump tive, eh T VV elL that s always something. Perhaps, however, yon are only exciting my hopes to " "Sir, the. house always guarantees its gqclo's; q lie as repre sented," . : ; . I News Sdmmabt. September 3. The National Green back party, of New Hampshire met in convention at Manchester. Warren G. Brown was nominated for governor. . . . Returns from the Vermont elections in dicate a republican majority of from 18,000 to 30,000 The executive coun cil of the national board of trade held a session at Pon land, Maine A dispach from Tucson, Arizona, reports that J. II. Adams and Cornelius Finley were mur dered at David's canyon last Monday by Mexican bands. . . .The horse car men at New York on the Sixth and Third ave nue lines struck this morning Adam Badeau, consul-geneal at London, has been restored to the list of retired officers captain. . . .Greece has notified the porte she will invoke a meditation of the powers if she does not receive a re ply to the memorandum of Friday. . . . It is said that France and Italy jointly notified the porte they will not permit a bombardment of the Greek coast in the event of war between Greece and Turkey Turkish troops are reported encroaching upon Greek territory Gen. Phillipovich announces that a band of 1,000 insurgents was defeated on the 4th inst. near Kadenaselas, and thirty tilled. September 4. Six hundred em- ployees of the leather firm, at Newark, N. J., denounce Dennis Kearney in speeches and resolutions. . . .At Harris burg, Pa., the board of pardons this forenoon refused to recommend a com- mutation of the death sentence to life imprisonment in the case of Jack Keho, a Mollie Maguire. . .Chauncey R. Filley, postmaster at St. Louis, was removed to-1 day and Samuel Hays appointed .The loss in the Princess Alice disaster on the Thames is now re ported at 650 persons. Orville Grant, the ex-President's brother, was this morning sent to the insane asylum at Morristown, N. J There are three modes of bearing the ills of life by indifference, which is the most common ; by philosophy, which is the most ostentatious ; and by religion, which is the most effectual, for it can teach us to bear them with resignation. The Worchester, (Mass.) Gazette gives further particulars of the mysterious sickness in the curled hair factory at Readville. The hair received at the factory is far from clean, and the opera tives insist that a large quantity of this comes from diseased animals, and they believe that it contains the germs of a terrible disease, whicii results in sure and agonizing death to those who be come its victims. A physician who at tended some of the afflcted gives the fol lowing description of the disease : A maladv anion? horses necuhar to Siberia and Poland has sometimes been known to Rill as many as 40,000 ponies per year in a single province. The hair, Drincmallv the tails and manes, is taken off the bodies of tlie animals dying from the plague, ana is shipped to this coun try. 1 he operatives who handle it are liable to receive the poison into the 8VS- I tern, either bv breathing the:- deadly germs of the disease into the lungs, or by its inoculation through, a scratch or abrasure in the skin. I he internal mal ady is almost always incurable, and manifests itselt in a swelling of the throat and head, sometime to double the natural size. A high fever accompanies it, and delirium soon sets in, followed by a painful death. It inoculated in the blood through the skin, a small riimnle appears, which rapidly spreads and in - creases in size, and if the proper reme dies are administered the patient dies in convulsions or delirium. Dr. Stone said he bad treated twenty-five such cases when the factory of Glover & Wilcomb was located in waipoie, and ot these fourteen had resulted fatally. The usual proportion of deaths is about fifty-five tier cent. The proper name of the dis ease is charbon fever. The Pacific Railroads. The recent advance of freight charges by the Union and Central Pacific rail roads has called forth emphatic dissent from almost every quarter. The San Francisco merchants, who are chiefly affected, as is natural object most stren uously, but there is nothing for them to do but submit. In this fast age, as the local journals say, it is impossible to wait for goods shipped around the Horn, ana, as it is believed the Pacific Mail Steamship Company are in the ring, there remains no alternative. The facts of the situation, as it seems to us, are ably discussed in a late communication to the Philadelphia Evening Telegram, from whieh we extract a few paragraphs follows "The Secretary of the Interior, in his recent report gives the following official information about tne financial condi tion of the Pacific railroads, viz : They have earned from their completion up to October 31, 1877, in an average of eight years, the very handsome sum of $190,000,000. during which time they have expended for operating expenses $91,000,000, leaving $99,000,000 to their credit as net earnings, or a clear profit of a sum much larger than their total Government liability, both principal and interest, which up to the same date is computed as $81,89584. "Last year the gross earnings or the Union Faclflo and: Central Pacific rail, roads amounted to $31,668,943, and the net profits to $17,714,869, and while these railroads constitute but the 1.80th part of the railroad mileage of the United sit.... : , , h , - : . ITJJJyrJ9 tage of their position and the entire free dom trom any healthy competition, to carry oft the l-9tn of the total net earn ings or American rail rods. A passenger is now carried from JNew York to Omaha at 2-37 cts per mile, at the rate of 24A miles per hour, including an stoppages, irrom umaha west to per mile, or over double fare, and travel I .1 1 ' ... -,a m :i ' 1 Ban r ranciaco ne la oDiigea to pay o.zz at the slow rate of 18.5 miles ner hour, The charges Cor freight through the west average 1,0 cents per ton per mile, and between Chicago and New York, Phila delphia and .Boston less than one cent per ton per mile. The Pacific- railroad freight charges were three times as great v-,to,i mo iim. oi,i . I .i,i.h .-iata Wo... xr vw j and Fort Worth, Texas, and a passenger i vt l tw tmnannitiHl tn tho Koliwi unaof 1 tn rw Hm i fn.mwi, I leas money. Apply the passenger rate from New York to Omaha to the trans - I continental trio, and instead of h&vinr I to pay $133 for a ticket, transportation I would be furnished for $78, or $57 clear 1 saving to the emigrant or tourist. 1 "This uncalled for advance of rates I must be viewed with grave concern by I the intelligent mercantile classes of the i country. XI stands as an instance or corporate ereed. antagonizing the best i interests of the community that fostered and created it, and as such is without i ... . -i , ., . parallel in the annals of railway rapaci- ty. Already nine-tenths or the valuable trade ana travel oi tne une&t, which should be welcomed and encouraged to traverse our territory, has been banished by the extravagant cost of our transcon tinental service, and driven ' to seek a more circuitous. Siiej router which he English and' French goyerorneAis find it to their interests Q sustain by liberal advances of money- amounting to about Ea,uw,uw per nunurn. .... ,.. . 1 H Westers Wardebings - NUMBER II. Fobt Yuma, Aug., 1878. There is a story told of Fort Yuma, which, like a good many western stories, is rather un reansonable ; but as we cannot prove that it is not true we will allow the read er to form his own opinion. A soldier who had for a long time been posted at Fort Yuma, died. He had led such a no toriously wicked life that, according to the orthodox belief, there could be no possible doubt as to where he had gone. His spirit come back and annoyed his companions so that they employed a me dium to see what the defunct soldier wanted. The medium interviewed the troubled spirit and reported that he said he could not stand the change and beg ged to borrow a pair of blankets until he got accustomed to the climate. It is uphill business to leave Pueblo in any direction except going east. Two trains stand at the platform on the Den ver and Rio Grande road, one bound for Denver and one for the south. A sign on the platform directs us to the south era bound train. We enter the latter coach and are surprised to find it double seated the entire length. Nobody ap pears crowded except an old lady with an ancient carpet sack and seven or eicht bundles, who occupies two full seats. The neat little train of mail car. baggage car and two well filled coaches starts out and as Pueblo gave us such a warm reception we bid her a welcome good bye. The little engine toils up around the hill out of Pueblo, and as the speed rapidly increases, we are pleasantly dis appointed to flnd it unnecessary to hold on to the seat. We arc riding as easy as any one could wish. From the mot ion of the train any one could easily imagine we were going twelve or fifteen miles per hour; but the reckless manner in which the telegraph poles whisk by, in dicates a speed of twenty-five or thirty miles per hour. Have you ever consid ered a narrow gauge railway a one horse affair? If so, could you but look out the door of the rear coach and see the three foot track spinning out from un der you at the rate of thirty miles per hour, and note for a moment the easy, gentle swing of the coach, you would certainly change your mind. The Spanish peaks look so plain you cannot think they are more than ten miles ahead, but when you have travel ed sixty miles toward them, they will still be fifteen miles away. The coun try is very dry and apparently almost barren. You wonder what on earth the numerous herds of cattle have found to fatten them so. The dry, short grass of Southern Colorado is among the best pas ture in the west. It is an old story in the east that cattle do not need feeding through the winter, in some of our west ern States. In Colorado it is actually true, we stop occasionally at a water tank, but towns have gone out of fash ion entirely. The mountains look a lit tle higher but no nearer. Now and then a tall bunch of cactus covered with splendid scarlet bloom, is in striking I contrast with the parched appearance of everything else. Fifty miles south of Pueblo we, stop at Cuchara, and our train transfers a cart load or two of mail and baggage to the train bound for El Moro, 35 miles south. El Moro is the southern terminus of the Denver and Rio Grande Road. When we leave Cu- 1 chara our train turns west toward the mountains, and soon we are going up grade very fast. There are numerous Mexican farms along the creek we fol low. The average possessions of a Mex ican farmer -are half an acre of wheat, one and a half acres of corn, a patch of beans, a wooden plow, an interest in an irrigating ditch, and a hoe, which owing to its size reminds you of a handle put into a road scraper. The Mexican's am bitions are in proportion to bis posses sions. His house of sun-dried brick is not large enough to be inconvenient, and his mud bake oven is conveniently near the front and only door. We approach nearer and nearer the mountains. The engine pants up around pine covered hills, a town appears, and we stop at La Veta, which is situated 6,000 feet above the sea. Fastest Horse in the World. The Wonderful Performance of Rams. The buzz among the vast audience when Rarus was brought out, early in the afternoon, for hjs trial of speed, was so marked as to show this was the great event ot tne day, and that which had drawn together so enormous an assemb lage. The horse looked grandly, never finer, and ttplan bandied the ribbons with the air of one who knew he had an incomparable trotter before him. ' No runner accompanied him. his grand cour age being relied upon tor the accom me."Jj?f 1th6 gTeat fe8t efore hlm After a liberal warming up, he was Bent on his journey, and trotted the mile without a skip, lie was not burned at the start, going to the quarter pole in 34Vs., a 2:18 gait; from there to the half he was sent very fast, making the secon quarter in 32s a 2 :11 gait; and reaching the half in 1 :07 j, a rate of 55 :14$ ; tne third quarter was trotted in 33a., the horse passing the three-quarter pole in 1 :4i, and ne came home a little easier, finishing the mile in 2:15. This was fast enough for the first trial, and the crowd subsided with a satisfied ex. preasion, and in the expectation of some thing still better to come. It came. Prior to Ihe second trial of Rarus, Edwin For rest had been given an exhibition mile in 2:14 and bplan appeared with blood in his eye, bound to beat that or perish. After one dash at speed down the homestretch, Rarus received the word, and this time did -his level best. The quarter pole was passed in 333. 1 2 14 gait, and a full second faster than I the first trial: the second Quarter wan the first trial : the second quarter was accomplished in 33s and the half reach ed in 1.-0CK, a rate of 2:13 to the mile the third quarter was glower, requiring S4s., and the three-quarter pole passed. as before, in l ; out this comparative ly easy gait enabled the horse to make the grandest of finishes, he trotting the rl last quarter in 32Us a rate of 2:10, and I making the full mile in the unprecedent- . time- a maUir record, of 2:13 l ,uo " ... . I was known that 2:14 had at last been erased irom tne neaa oi uie recosd. 1 wlUlout, quiDoie or douut, tne most tremendous cneers rent me air, ana neo- pie went wild with excitement. The third trial was scarcely less brilliant. The rate for the first half mile was a lit tle slower, the quarter being passed in 34s and the half in 1:07, but the last hair was a clipper, the horse going to the three-quarter pole for the third "me in 1:41, and coming home in Z :1J I : . "" 3C heat in I iM- laken tarougnouL the i per- lormance VM . W0! stupendous i larmMnrp van an mnrn mnw biiitwi I """" V,'t r' l & - An Albany clergyman was. recently telling a marvelous borywert k little giri Bai -v.xw. iy a.y, w tuat reany true, V V i preaciung; Little boy: -'Mamma, what relation is auntie's new baby to me V Mamma? I "Your first cousin, dear." Little boy j-yeu, ma, wno is my lastcocsiar NO. 37. Veg'etine PURIFIES THE BEOOD STRENGTH. & GIVES DtT OtroiN. ILL. Jan. Si 1X78 Ma. H. R. Stevsks: Dear bir. Your -veeetine" has been do in wonders for me. Have been havinr the Chills and Fever, contracted in the swamps of the Seuth, nothing civiia; me reiiet until I oegan tne ue ei your emetine, it giving- me immediate relief, tonina- uo my system. iurl- fying: roy blood, giving strength; whereas all other medicines weakened me, and Oiled my system with poi'on ; and I am satisfied that u lamiues mat live in tne ague districts ot the South and West would take Vegetinetwo or three times a week, they would not be troubled with the "Chills" or the malignant Fevers that prevail at certain times of the year, save doctors' bills, and live to a rood old age. KespectTully yours. w MSI . MUtlltl.U Agent Henderson's Looms, St. Louis, Uo. Au Diseases op the Blood. If Vioet imi will relieve pain, cleanse, purify and cure such diseases, restoring the patient to perfect health, aner trying different physi cians, many remedies suffering for years, is it not conclusive proor, u you are a sufferer, you can be cured? WtT is this medicine per lorming such great cures? It works In the blood, in the circulating fluid. It can truly be called the Great Blood PcalPiER. The great source of disease originates in the blood, and no medicine that does not act directly upon it, to purify and renovate, has any just claim upon public attention. Vegetine HAS ENTIRELY CURED VERTIGO. ME OF Caibo, III. Jan. 23 Ma. H. R . Stevens: 1878. Dear Sir: 1 have nsed several bottles of veoetine," and it has cured me of Vertigo. I have also nsed it for Kidney Complaint. It is the best medicine for Kindey Complaint. I would recommend it as a good blood puri fier. N. VOlUM. Pain and Disease. Can we expect to en joy good health when bad or corrupt humors circulate with the blood, causing pain and disease; and these humors, being deposited through the entire body, produce pimples, eruptions, ulcers, indigestion, eostiveness, headaches, neuralgia, rheumatism, and nu merous other complaints Remove the cause by taking Veoetine, the most reliable rem edy lor cleansing ana purifying the blood. Yegetine. I BELIEVE IT TO BE A GOOD MEDICINE. Xenia, O., March 1, 1877. Mb. Stevens: Dear Sir: I with to inform vou what your Yegetine has done for lue. I have been afflict ed with Neuralgia, and after using three hot- ties oi tne veireiine was entireiv relieved, i also found my general health much improved. uviievo iv ui uts a jcouu mm cine. V ours truly, FEED. HARVE8TICK VEOETINE thoronehl v eradicates ttverv klml of humor, and restores the entire system to a iicaiuiy ouatiiviuu. Vegetine. DRUGGIST'S REPORT. II R. STEVENS Dear sir: we nave been selling yi Ine" for the past eighteen monthi rourVeB is, and we take pleasure in stating that in every case, to our knowledge, it has given great satislac tlon. Kesiiectlully, BUCK & COWGILL, Druggists. Hickman, Ky. Vegetine IS THE BEST SPRING MEDICINE. VEGETINE. Prepared bv H. It. STEVENS, Boston, Mums. B2T" VEGETINE IS SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. E. W. SPENCER, Druggist and Chemist COUNCIL GROVE, KANSAS. PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES At Moderate Prices. DAVIS1 STABLES, JAMES H. DAVIS, - - Proprietor Fourth Avenue, near Court House, EMPOHIA, KAN. I Keep Only Flrstclasa Bis. PHIL J. HEILMAN, MANl'FACTCTSEB OP Saddles and Harness A Good Stock always on Prices. hanl at Lowest Repairing Done Neatly and Cheap. C. P. THEIS, and Shoe Boot Mak er All kinds of Foot Wear maile tn onler In the best style. Kepairioar prootptly attended w. oiivp vu wcm bums us commercial ou, few doors south of 6th avenue. EMPORIA, KANSAS. U. C. SPENCER, Carpenter and Builder Shop on Sixth avenue, sear tte old Madison nouse, KMPORIA, KANSAS. All kinds of wood work dona on short ma. tice and at reasonable rates. Call and see me whenever yon want any tbinf done ia the way BRICK-GOOD BRICK! BRICK CHEAP FOR CASH We have bow on hand over one hundred ana nrty thousand IK8T-CL.A8S BKICK and still making thousands more. We offer tbem for sale as cheap as good brick can be bought anywhere. Brick work done in good shape, CHEAP, uu vu tuvnnvuev. nuaxHBiBST m rori. LEGAL NOTICES. NOTICE. Notice Is hereby riven that the nnder. signed will, on Monday, October 7lh, 187H, at ineouice oi rrouate junireoi Lvon coun t. mu'm. male iinai settlement oi tne es. tate oi Samuel uoblnson, deceased . JaAULO.N 8TUBBS, S5t4 . Administrator NOTICE. Notice is herebv riven mat at the next reir nlar session of the Board of CounxT Conmi. sioners of Lyon count, Kansar-. there will be presented to said board a petition praying ior cue vacation or Bancroft Avenue and Vai street, bota being streets ia a certain town site known as Jay's addition to the City ol nmpuna, wnicn said town site Is improved and not embraced within the corporate luuiu ui an uovrporatea city, killiah A O. TAN1II, W. W. II IBB EN, 85-6t W. H. H. WOOD, by L.VY. BIDS WANTED. Sealed proposals will be received until Sat unlay. Sept. 14th. for the erection of a aehaol baildinr 0X36 feet 13 feet hijrb of frame. in District Mo. i. Lyon eonnty. Kansas, ac cording; to plans and speciiications on file ia Clerk's office of said District. Parties Uddins win oe rnquirea to maze separate bids for foundation, lor rarntningr material, erecting building, and for painting: and also for seat ing. Parties bidding will also be reauired to rive an approved bond. The Board reserves tne rignt to reject any ana au nids. dj oruer ot nosni. M-4t N WISE, District Clerk. SHERIFF'S SALE. District Court, Fifth Judicial District, Lyoi cmiiiij, aiiuu. G. B. Harper vs. J . Pleainr. Br virtue of aa order of sale. iaued ont at tne district coartsittmr wimin and for the "w. . . . .... . . . eonnty of Lyon, and state of Kansas, in the svoove entitled ean-e, i will, on Monday, the rid flay or September. 1K7H. at lu o'clock a. m at the front door of the court house in the city O Kmnoria. Lvon eountv. Kansas, offer lor sale at public auction to the birbect bidder toreasB, tniioiiowinr described real estate, to-w.t: lxita Koa 15. ia and 17. in block 84. i tne town I neosho Kaoicls. l.von eountv. Kaasa. Said teat estate will be sold aa th. Drouertv of the defendant, to aatUfv aawl order or sale. Sheriff's office, August t3d, 1878 B. ktlS IKWIK, Under Sheriff, M-5t Acting Sheriff Lyon Co., Kas SHERIFF'S SALE. District Court, Fifth Judicial Uiitrict, Lyon eonnty, Kao&aa. 8 L. Sargent, ea, H. O. Curtis, at aU By virtue ot aa order of sale, issued out ' the District Court of Lyon county, in the above entitled cause. I Will, on Monday, the dy of September, 1STS, at 10 o'clock a. m.-, at the front door of the court bouse in the city of Emporia, Lyon county, Kansas, offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for caso, the Sallowing described real estate, to-wit: Cosnmeneing at the north, west corner of tfce south-west quarter of see tkui twenty-jiiae, township nineteen, range twelve; thence running east sixty rods; thence south one aundered and sixty rods; thence west sixty rods; thence north one hundred and sixty rods, to plaeeof beginning, containing sixty acres ia Lyon eonnty, Kan sas. Said real estate will be sold as the property ot Ihe detendanta, H . D. Curtis, t aL, to sat isfy said order of sale. Sheriff's office, A u rust S6th-1878. .' -- . B. S, IEW1X, Acting Sheriff . 86-5t Lyon ovuatj, Kansas PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT EMPORIA, LYON COUNTY, KAN. BY STOTLEK ft GRAHAM. Terms $.0O per Year, ta Advance. ATTORNEYS. J AT BUCK. 1. B. KBLLOOO. BUCK t KELLOGG, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Emporia. Kansas. Office In Niwa block. HEXBY A. RILEY, ATTOR5BT AN D COUSSKLOB AT LAW. 99 Nassau St., New York City. Collections promptly made in all parts of the jast, ant general legal poeinss transacseq. -ti AUtXBIM OILLETT. a. M. FOIDE. GILLETT A FORDE, a a kio Ai t , Amponi, nansas. Office front room In Eskridge building. T. P. PAYXE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office, corner of Commercial St. and Fourth Ave. RCGGLES, 8C0TT A LYXX, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Will nraetic In all the State and Federal Courts. O. B. BACHELLBB. K. M. 11CHIUU. BACHELLER BACHELLEK, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Over First Na. tional Bank, Emporia, Kas. H. STBBBT. T. K. BBDeWlCK. STERRY SEDGWICK, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Emnorla. Kinus will practice in the several Courts ol Lrmi. Osage. Coffey, Ureenwood, Chase. Uarvey. Marion, and Morris eoanties.Kansas: in the Supreme Court of the State, and in the Fed eral Courts for the District ot Kansas. . W. CUNNINGHAM. W . T. M'O A&TT CU.NM.NGHAX A McCARTY, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Eranria. Kkhms Will practice in all the State and federal Courts . Office in Ne block. PHYSICIANS. DR. W. OFFICE Over W. HIBBEX, Dunlap Jt Co's. Bank. J. W. TRUKWOIiTHY, X. D., PHYSICIAN AND fillRfiKOV Rmnnri. Kansas. J. J. WRIGHT, If. D., OFFICE over First National R&nl- Resi- denca on West street. JOHN A. MOORE, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Off mt at his Drug Store, No. 150 Commercial St. SURGEONS 4 HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS. DK9. N ELLIS A 'StlERBTTRN. 1M com mercial street, west side, between 4t and nth avenues. L. D. JACOBS, M. D., OFF1CB ia Perley St Ryder! drug store. DR. F. Z. NEDDKX, HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN, rraduata of Berlin, Prussia. Office, over 1. D. Fox ft Co's. bookstore, Commercial St. Entrance to stairway between Lutx's hardware store and Butler A Co's. grocer)' store. Treats all acute and chronic diseases, and makes a spe cialty of eye and ear diseases; also, asthma and tnroat troubles, and all diseases incident to woran and children. C. W. LEK, PHYSICIAN AND 8 IT KG EON. Offic ovnr Clapp't boot and siioe store In talon block. umporla. ttoomi at office. DRS. LAWRENCE LAWRENCE, Da. i . 8. LAWBINOli DB.TINNM . L1WMIN0I Oculist and Anrlst, Obstetrics and Disease of Women . 8-tr MISCELLANEOUS. HARWICH'S LIVERY STABLE, ON Seventh ave . first stables east of Com. mercialSt. Charges moderate. L. H. ANDERSON', MUSIC TKACHEK. with I. D. Fox A Instruction given on piano and organ. Co. PHOTOGRAPHIC. PAGE makes all kinds aud sizes ot Pin. tu res, and also will go any distance to make nctures or residences, landscapes, teams, Ac. Entrance to rallerv first door south of Winka ft Bennett's rrocery. NEW ADVKKTISKMKMTJv FRANK McCAIN, Plain & Ornamental Plasterer EMPORIA, KANSAS. Materials furnished and work done on short notice In the best manner. WINDSOR HOTEL, Opposite the A. T. ft 8. F. Depot, EMPORIA, KAS.. Renovated and Re-fumislied, J. Gaudnkh, Proprietor. Largest Hotel and best Sample Room In the city. Terms reasonable. Baggage transfer red Irom Santa Fe deuot to samule room free of charge. Steam Power WOOD WORKING FACTORY ! Plant and specifications tor all kinds of buildings furnished. I ship in my lumber, and can give low figures on all contracts, factory and shoo on Commercial Street. Just north ol Seventh Avenue, Emporia. oive me a can. s. i . oruAUUi. Schanze's Shop. Having employed the best horse shoer ia Kansas, and moved my blacksmith shop to the building lately occupied by . amucl Jones, ON SIXTH AVENUE, I have the best Blacksmith and Wagon shop in r.mporia. All wort done in tne very uest manner. Horse shoeing a specialty. Give me a call. 84-If JOHN SCHANZtC. THE BEST BRICK! I have now on hand and for sale 150,000 brick, the bet ever made in Lyon county. CHEAP FOR CASH. Also, a large supply of No. 1 pressed brick. cheai ft! ior cao. .apply at tne old Dries yard. or ai reas a. a. ruLbASU. TEFFT HOUSE, Tope k a, Kansas. McMEEKjN Sl HARTZELL, Proprietors, nrrr aooai at $2 00 ra bat. FIFTY BOOMS AT S 60 FXB B.T. F1FTT BOOMS AT S00 PXB DAT. II. B. L.OWE, Central Lirerj, Feed and Sale StaWes The most Eztknsivb Establishmeut in Soothsbm Kansas. Double and single teams, with the best and nicest carriages and buggies ia the city, ready at all times . Also, saddle horses for ladies and gentlemen. Bays and sells bones, buggies and car riages. Especial attention given to boarding hones the week. RYAN & CONNER, EMPORIA CARRIAGE FACTORY. Horseshoeing and Repairing. Mechanics St., bet. 6th and 7tii Av. Emporia, Kan. Carriages and wagons made to order. All kinds of repairing and lobbrar done in the best manner bv skilirul workmen. I'rtcea very ri-oiialle We Invite aa inspection of our work anu guarantee satisfaction . Come and see us. RYAN ft CONNER. E. BORTON, Real Estate Agent, Emporia, - - - Kansas. Pays Taxes, redeems lands sold for taxes. Will notify parties amount ol tax due ia time to save penalty. Send New York exchange or P. O. order. Tax Reckuts sxwt t Rrrvax Mail om Rackirr of Mohbt. Enclose stamp, description of lands and post office address. Real Estate boaght and Sold on Commission. Call on or address E. BORTOW, Emporia, Lyon Co.. Kaasaa. KAVKK ft BILL, Successors to Helwlg ft Lane. WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALERS ! EMPORIA, KAN. Cor. Commercial 8t. and 4iU Are. kexp a rtJLt, erm.T of wtxxs, utvoii, AMD CIOABS. OLD COPPKK DISTILLED Kentucky Bourbon and Rye Whiskies. Will duplicate all Leavenworth, Kansas cago DH1S. WEAVES ft BILL. ATYE0 & HERMAN, DEALERS IN MEATS OF ALL KIBDS, Have bow ob hand and for sale cheap a targe araouot of Pork, Ham. Shoulder aad Baee thoroughly salted, cured and smoked, aaxk equal to the very best that can be found any-, wnere. . Thev have also a large Quantity of Lard by the Barrel or Pound. : CAM. A MB IT. as usual, kept at oar market, on west side of Commercial street, opposite P. O.. Emporia,.