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EMPORIA, FRIDAY, AUG. 15T, 1879.
If it is "Tilden and Reform" the watch ward does not emanate from Saratoga, Base-ball is again asserting its claims as the national game. The renewed in terest in the sport is spreading like an epidemic Figuratively speaking the department of State at Washington and the Mormons are getting on their respective and in dividual ears. "While the Kentucky Democrats seem inelv eain four or five thousand rotes for Blackburn, the Republicans have gained three or four state senators and ten or twelve representatives. The Iowa Green backers must be get- ting desperate. After wranglings and disputes they adopt a platform and "pledge their honor and lives to accom plish the principles thereon set forth." "So near and yet so far" is what must have occured to the Democrats and the "Honorable Bilks" of San Francisco when they tried fusion. The Demo crats would not fuse worth a cent. "They nominated a German capitalist for May. or. 80 Mr. Gladstone really thinks that if this country will only rely upon its own resources, appreciate the native genius of its people and go on adopting labor saving machinery, it will become a strong competitor of Great Britain. Just so, Mr. O. Quite right, quite right. If the Democratic hero of Anderson ville, Wirz, had not met with a misfor tune, he would have been an available candidate for Governor of his State. He ought to have got off to Canada in the clothing business until the excitement was over. A prominent citizen of Memphis, questioned as to the whereabouts of the Chickasaw guards, reports them in camp in the Blue grass region. He describes the company as a very fine one for dress parade, but with no disposition to do du ty when yellow fever threatens. Then the citizens call on the colored troops. The sale of public lands by the govern ment during the year 1878 was unpre cedcntedly large. During the year there were over 6,000,000 acres occupied under the hemestead law. The special land grants, sales and homesteads for the year reached nearly 14,000,000 acres. As we have more than 200,000,000 acres of till able land yet unimproved there is room for more. How the heart of the reform-green, backer must sink within him as the news from various parts of the country re ports revivals of the iron trade and busi ness in general. It must be aggravating, to say the least, to have his voice drown ed in this sort of way, when he is howl ing with all his might the stereotyped cry of "continued depression in trade !" He llourislieth on depressions and fail ures of the resumption policy, and it looks as though the quality of nourish ishment he has lately been getting was furnishing him a diet that is giving him the colic or melancholic, anyway. Great Britian is not a new country, neither is Germany or Russia, but they seem to be having some of the troubles that we occasionally have over in this new land. They ought to import a few reformers and sore-headed politicians to tell them what is the trouble and that reform is necessary. The crops present an account that is woefully deficient, and American farmers will play the part of interested bondsmen. It is a shortage which they will take pleasure in putting up for for value received. Thirty-four hundred coal miners on the strike, too. Something is wrong. Reform is neces sary. Z. L. White, the New York Tribune correspondent, writing of his journey to the Black Hills, and speaking particular ly of the extraordinary growth of "the great central basin of the continent,' says that the next census of that region will astonish the country. One political effect, he says, will be the placing of the "Solid South," even when in alliance with Tammany, in a hopeless minority, All the political advantage gained by the South by the enfranchisement of the freedmen, will be more than balanced by the increased population of the West and Northwest, as shown by the next census.' lnis is a consideration wnicn many political calculators have not thought much about. SOME RESULTS. In the last congress the Democrats showed their prodigality in running up the expenses of investigating committees that had almost to manufacture suspi cions to work upon, ana when appro priationsfrom the government, to protect the frontier and check lawlessness on the borders were wanted and demanded, it was a question of economy with the majority in congress to cut off the ex penses. To-day's dispatches fore-shad ow a bad state of affairs in the Indian Territory on account of lack of funds to pay United States marshals, the Ar kansas court having jurisdiction over the territory being powerless from these reasons. Several daring murders have lately been committed in the northern part of the Indian Territory. The last account details the killing of Capt. Be crest, a mail contractor, and a member of the original town company of Chetopa. THAT REPUDIATION. Boston, August 5th, 1879. Emporia News: Your wide awake paper of August 1st claims a valuation lor Commercial street or f 181,000. very small assessment on this amount would pay the "repudiated debt" of your flourishing city, and give her character for honesty. Respectfully, A Sufferer. We are very happy to inform the "sufferer" that Emporia does not have any repudiated debt. Her credit is good. and her character for honesty is first class. She recently issued (5,500 in bonds to assist in rebuilding the State Normal school, and they were taken without hesitancy right here at home, at par. As many more, or twice as many more, would be taken, issued for legiti mate purposes. A few years ago five or six thousand dollars were issued to aid manufactories. In a suit brought in another part of the state to test the legal lty 01 Donas Issued tor a similar pur pose, such bonds were decided uncon 6titutional by the United States circuit court. (National Bank vs. city of Iola, and affirmed in U. S. supreme court) Three thousand dollars of this $5,500 bonds issued were voted to aid in run ning a wagon factory, etc., which fact appeared on the face of the bonds. The manufacturing company made their $3,000 note to the city, and gave mort ea.ee on their property to secure it They were afterward put into bank. ruptcy, and another mortgage on the same property foreclosed in the U. S. cir cuit-cow, -district of Kansas, and tftel city made a party and answered, setting up its claim and lien, and said court adjudged the city's said mortgage void because the bonds were void. Hence this question has become stare decisis, as the lawyers say. It is true that as to all these bonds of $5,500 the city never received one cent of consideration either directly or indirectly. It is also true that if the city should attempt to levy a tax to pay any of these bonds it would be enjoined.- It is also true that every one of these bonds were absolutely void on ftieir face and as a matter of law no one could be an innocent purchaser any more than they could of a promisory note that in terms recited that it was given for an illegal purpose- Now' in bringing the suit Emporia had no hand, neither did she ever take a single step toward "repudiation," as our friend calls it. Of course it was simply impossible to collect a tax which was il legal. It was a misfortune to those who had purchased the small amount of bonds issued, and - for one we think would be better if some provis ion could be made for their relief. If Sufferer" is the author of a slanderous article on Emporia repudiation, which was widely circulated in the east ern papers some weeks ago, hundreds of marked copies of which were sent here to citizens, in which several glaring false hoods were stated, we have simply to say that he did not help his case much, neith er did he accomplish what seemed to be his purpoHe, to prevent the sale of the late issue ot city bonds. We wish to state, in conclusion, that the Blander on Emporia was published in the New York Independent A rep. utable citizen wrote a reply thereto, but as he did not enclose the money to pay for it, the defense of our town did not appear in the Independent. STATE NORMAL. SCHOOL. Wbt tha Board of ReganU Did. Board met in the court house at two o'clock p. m., Wednesday. August 6th, 1870. Present Messrs. Tucker, Cricbton, Mnrdock, Goss, Clapp and Wright The meeting was called to order, president Tucker in the chair. On motion, Miss Rebecca C. Buchan an, a graduate of Framingham Normal School, Massachusetts, and a member of the present faclty, was elected as teach er of -geography, drawing, penmanship and calisthenics. - The sum of one hundred dollars was voted the architect, and directed to be drawn by voucher from building fund. Mr. Carr, architect, presented a lengthy report on the subject of heating and heating apparatus for the new building. After full consideration of report of architect, he was authorized by the board to give notice for bids for heating appa ratus providing for the letting of the con tract for the same on the 16th day of September at 7 :30 p. m. The architect was directed to advertise for this letting in the American Architect and Building News, Boston. Rev. C. R. Pomeroy, D. D., president of the State Normal School, presented his resignation of the office of president of the institution, through the secretary of the board. Appropriate remarks were made by members of the board eulogistic of the faithfulness and efficiency of Dr. Pomeroy's administration, and express ive of the high appreciation of his many virtues of head and heart, and freighted with sincere regrets at the separation, and of the kindest wishes for his pros perity wherever his duties might call him in the future. Dr. Pomeroy expressed his regret in severing his connection with an institu tion to whose success he had devoted the best years of his life, and tendered his thanks to tha board for the uniform sup port, courtesy and kindness which he had received at their hands. I 1 Moved by Wright that the salary of president and teachers be fixed at the following figures: President, $1,600; 1st male teacher, $1,200 ; 2d male teach er, $1,000; 1st female teacher, $800 ; 2d female teacher, $700, which, on motion of Mr. Clapp, was amended as follows, and motion as amended adopted : Presi dent 1 1,800; male teachers, $1,000 each; female teachers, $700 each. The following bills were allowed for advertising proposals for letting contract for new building : Emporia News, $7.70 ; Leavenworth Times, $10.50; Topeka Commonwealth, $15; Atchison Cham- pion, $10.50, except the bill of the Com monweulth, which was cut down to $10 50. Also the following bills allowed John Hammond, superintendent $81; Smith & Ashton, on estimate, $3,639.71 ; E. P. Bruner, tiling furnished, $18.50. The credentials of the several appli cants for places as teachers were consid ered with great carefulness and deliber ation, but without the election of any except Miss Buchanan, as ' heretofore stated. Farther, time being considered desira ble for selection of a suitable president and teachers, on motion of Wright the whole matter was referred for considera tioa at the next meeting of the board. On motion the board adjourned to meet Tuesday, August 20th. . J. J. Wright, , ! Sec'y of Board of Regents. AT LARGE. There arc a great many good men who call themselves Greenbackers. .They have been persuaded into the movement in the hope that what they considered abuses in the administration of public affairs might be corrected. We think those who were Republicans made a mistake in leaving the party to bring about whole some reforms, as the mass of that party has always been honest and the needed changes could bo made and have been made better and quicker inside than out side of the party. I he Greenback party was no sooner organized than it was bounced by polit ical demagogues and scabs who had been kicked out of the Republican party, to such an extent as to freight it down with ridicule in its claims as a "reform" par- ty. We think it was deserving of better leaders than it has had, as a rule. The claim of the political poltroons who fas tened themselves upon this reform party, that they were martys like the old anti-slavery leaders, was not calculated to les sen the ridicule with which their preten 6ions have been met To-day it is announced that the infa mous Sam Wood, one of the oracles of tha Greenback party, is now. perambu lating the country southwest of here making Greenback speeches.' As a Re publican we could ask nothing better than this, because his reputation is such as to really aid the cause he opposes, but for the respect we bear the better portion of Greenbackers, we think they ought to keep him at home. The idea of that old skunk going about preaching political honesty and reform is such a refreshing piece of impudence as to beget the con tempt of all good men. From the day he was Indicted for perjury in Douglas county, to the day- he was compelled to leave Colorado by the wrath of a people whom he was trying to swindle out of the titles to their homes, his course has been one of trickery, theft, peculation and rri me, an rMiT efforts to run the pol itics of southern Kansas are a larce. lie Coolly robbed a school district of $10, 000, and then talks of dishonesty in offi cial places. He stole $300 of county bonds from Chase county, and exhorts the people against thieves. He changes his politics to suit the popular will, be ing Republican, Democrat, Greenbacker, Independent, or "Freelover, anything to get office. He has several times crept into the legislature on false issues, and by bullying and trickery, and has never, in a single Instance, been known to in troduce or advocate bills to accomplish any of the reforms which are the burden of his speeches. He has the dirty-faced impudence to howl against others for not doing what he has had the chance to do, but never did. The only thing he ever did in the legislature was to get a sparse ly settled judicial district made and him self appointed judge, in which position he was the laughing-stock of all who had business in his court, and brought nothing but ridicule on the bench. It was a common ' remark that Sam Wood's court was better than a circus for fun. But as soon as the people got a chance to vote he was hurled from the fat place he bad made for himself. This is the way Sam has "reformed" when he has had a chance. He would like to "reform" himself into congress, either from Kansas or Colorado. He is a cheap demagogue, a brass laced liar, cannot get credit for $5 where he is known, and considering his ignorance and buffoonery it is a wonder he can get a respectable hearing in any community. He is a nice specimen of humanity to set up as a canvasser for a political party, and the Greenbackers may expect to be cleaned out "root and branch" so long as they depend on such leaders as Sam Wood. They had better persuade him to go to Colorado and run for office again this fall. THAT ONE MILL TAX. What Oar County Attorney Think About It. Wm. F. Ewixo, Esq., County Clerk Dear Sir: In response to your re quest for an opinion as to whether by law you are required to extend upon the tax roll of Lyon comity a levy of one mill upon the dollar for a general school fund tax, I give you my judgment upon the matter as follows: A law requiring the levy of one mill upon the dollar an nually for the general school fund is found in section 76 of chapter 92 of the general statutes, and reads as follows, to- wit: "Seo. 76. For the purpose of affording the advantages 01 a tree education to tne children of the state, the state annual school fund shall consist of the annual income derived from the interest and rents of the perpetual school fund, as provided in the constitution of the state, and such sum as will be produced by the annual levy and assessment of one mill upon the dollar valuation of the tax able property of the state; and there is hereby levied and assessed annually the said one mill upon the dollar for the sup port ot common scnoois in tne state, onu the amount so levied and assessed shall be collected in the same manner as other state taxes." In 1876 the legislature enacted another law upon the same subject as shown by section 1 of chapter 122 of the laws of 1876. This law of 1876 is a re-enactment word for word, of said section 76 above quoted. There is not a single change made by this law of 1876, in either punc tuation or phraseology, from this sec tion 76, and as the law of 1876 neither ex pressly or impliedly repealed section 76, the first question arises as to the con struction to be given these two statutes concerning the same matter. Are they to be construed as separate and inde pendent statutes, or are they to be con strued together as one statute? Fortu nately, our statutes answer this question. By the provisions of section 1 of chap ter 104 of the general statutes it is pro vided, among other rules for the con struction of statutes, as follows, to-wit: "The provisions of any statute, so far as they are the same as those of any prior statute, shall be construed as a continua tion of such provisions, and not as a new enactment" The two statutes being just the same, under this rule of construction given by the statutes, as above quoted, there can be no question but that the law of 1876, was only in effect a continuation of this section 76 of chapter 92 of the general statutes. In other words, it was and is only a declaration of the legislature of 1876 that section 76 of chapter 92 of the general statutes should continue in full force. If I am correct in the conclusion thus reached, it follows, as a matter of course, that the only law in existence, if any there be, which would authorize you to plaee this one mill tax upon the tax roll, is this section 76 above quoted, con tinued in force by the law of 1876 above referred to. This section 76 was repeal ed by the legislature last winter, as shown by section 5 of chapter 149 of the laws of 1879. The repeal of this section carried with it, as a matter of course, the law of 1876, which only had the effect of con turning the law repealed, as we have al ready seen ; for it would be absurd to say that although the law of 1876 had ouly the effect of continuing this section 76 in force while it was unrepealed, yet that as soon as section 76 was repealed the law of 1876 acquired a new force and power which it never had before, and be came co-instantcr a new enactment of the legislature. If I am wrong in the reasoning by which I have arrived at my conclusion, then I say that there is yet another reason which shows that my conclusion is right notwithstanding my previous wrong reasoning. If the law of 1876 is still in force, it provides that the general school fund shall consist of the revenues derived from the interest and rents of the perpetual school fund, and such fund as will be derived from the levy of this one mill tax. The legislature of last winter, by section 4 of chapter 149 of the laws of 1879, ex pressly provided that the general school fund should only consist of the income derived from the interest and rents of the perpetual school fund ; hence there is a direct conflict between these two laws, as to what shall constitute the general school fund. In such a case the rule of construction is that the latest expression of the legislative will must control. Un der this rule of construction, the law of last winter impliedly repealed the law of 1876. I am very respectfully yours. T. N. Sedgwick, Co. Atty., Lyon Co., Kans. Per C. N. S., deputy. OVER THE STATE. The Weir City zinc works are idle. The Topeka insane asylum has fifteen inmates. A mountain lion is frightening the people in Jewell county. . Six hundred houses have been built in Atchison this year. The big rhinoceros of the great Lob don show died at Ottawa. " A Holton dog bitten by a rattlesnake was cured by applications of coal oil. Diphtheria is raging extensively and fatally in Republic county. Four horses fell dead from sunstroke in the vicinity of Arkansas City last week. Summer complaint and diphtheria are raging fatally among children" at OUy Center. . 1 The L. L. & G. rail mail has been com pleted some four or five nines west of Elk City. ' Salina will furnish a choir of twenty voices for the temperance camp meeting at Bismarck. There are 2,000 chattle mortgages on file in the office of the register of deeds Jewell county. Burlingame township has voted bonds to the Burlingame, Alma and Manhat tan railway. Something near a thousand men . are now working in Elk county, grading the L. L. & G. railroad. The defeat of a $4,500 school house bond proposition at Freedonia is claim ed as a Democratic victory. Linn county will vote on a proposi tion to appropriate $20,000 for the erec tion of a court house at Mound City, on the 2d of September. W. N. Emmert, now of Pueblo, form erly of Fort Scott, is a defaulter in the sum of $10,000. The Corbin banking company is the Buflerer. The capital city rejoices over a base ball victory. In the game Wednesday the St. Louis Mutuals scored four and the Westerns of Topeka ten. The stone to be used in the water ta ble course and entrance steps of the U. S. building at Topeka comes irom Cape Ann, Gloucester, Mass. C. G. Scrafford, on his acquittal at To peka, received a congratulatory telegram from some thirty citizens of Sabetha, and was welcomed on his return to Sen eca by a house-full of friends. On the 13th of August there is to be sold, at the U. S. land office at Independ. ence, at public auction, 33,088 acres of the Cherokee strip. No bid will be re ceived at a less figure than $1 per acre. Extensive arrangements are being made for holding a big Methodist camp meeting on the fair grounds at Hum boldt, to commence August 27, 1879. Ministers and singers of national repu tation have been invited and are expect ed. Prof. J. S. She, of Topeka, will con duct the music at the church encamp ment, at Bismarck Grove, August 26th to September 4th. He is now engaged in forming a choir and orchestra, and is visiting Kansas City, Leavenworth, Law rence, Olathe and Ottawa for that pur- nose. He expects to have about fifty of the best voices in those cities and will have a fine instrumental accompaniment. The Olathe Progress says that Miami couty can boast a family containing three of the heaviest persons for their age in the slate. The weighty trio are a boy seven and a half years old, weighing HIM pounds ; a lady, seventeen years of age, weighing 272 pounds.; and a young man of twenty years, who pulls down the beam at 295 pounds. They say the warm weather effects them only by increasing their flesh. A woman at Raymond, Rice county, went into a saloon, where her husbrnd was carousing, one day last week, and upon his refusing to go home with her she picked up a chair and with it smash ed the lamps in the chandelier, threw a billiard ball through the glass door, knocked her husband clear across the room, blacked the constable's eye and raised Ned in general. The old man can't drink there any more. TELEGRAPHIC. Immigration Increase. New York, August 11. Immigrants that arrived here during the year ending July 31, 1879, were 103,245. The previ ous year, 74,139. Water Deluge. Toronto, August 11. A water spout which last week swept through liui- touche. caused the death of two women and a child, and serious injury to a num ber ol persons. JiffUty nouses were lev eled. The loss is estimated at 100,000. Confidence in Montreal Banks Restored. Montreal, August 11. The banking scare has entirely disappeared to-day, and confidence has been restored. The feeling on the Stock Exchange has vast ly improved, and stocks have advanced all around. His Show for Re-election. New York, August 11. The Tam many committee on organization this af ternoon adopted resolutions declaring that under no circumstances would the Democracy of this city vote for Lucius Robinson as candidate for governor. A Strike in the Bonanza Country. Eureka, Nev., August 11. The Char coal Burners' Association, numbering about 2,000, mostly Italians, working about thiny miles north of town, struck for higher wages. They refused to al low the teams of the firm to load or drive them back to town, and defied the sheriff and posse. The governor has called out three companies of militia. They leave by special train to-night. The Times-Journal at Auction. St. Louis, August 11. The Times Journal newspaper of this city, with all its good will, tangible property, lease hold. Associated Press franchise, &c, will be sold at trustee's sale at auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the east front of the court house in this city, Saturday, August 22. Yellow Fever. Mempiiis, August 11 Thirty-four cas es in all 20 whites and 14 colored were reported to the board of health to-day. At a meeting of the executive committee this afternoon a committee of three was appointed to confer with the various min isters regarding the propriety of closing the churches, and discouraging any large public assemblies, which are calculated to spread yellow fever in our midst The Battle of Chlckamauga. Washington, August 11. A board of officers, to consist ot Lieut Gen. Phil. Sheridan, Brigadier Gen. Geo. Cook and Col. J. C. Davis, has been ordered to convene in Chicago for considering and correcting the difference of opinion re lative to the actual position and move ments of troops engaged in the battle of Chickamauga. Election Returns from Kentucky. Louisville, August 11. The returns from fifty -eight counties have been re ceived by the secretary of the state. Majority for Blackburn, Democrat, in these counties is 23,514, an increase over McCreary's majority four years ago of ot z,4uz. 1 ne majority lor iiiackburn in the state will probably exceed 40,000 a Democratic gain of over 5,000. In the legislative election, the Republicans gam three or four senators, and ten or twelve representatives. More Than a Zephyr. Milwaukee, Wis August 11. A very violent storm passed over Madison and vicinity last night Two steamers with a full cabin of passengers, on Lake Monona, were disabled and drifted about at the mercy of the waves for nearly an hour, but finally made a landing. The passengers were all saved, but the boat was wrecked. At Marshal the rain and hail fell in torrents for twenty minutes. A large number of windows were broken and trees and shrubbery lost all their foliage. The tobacco crop is reported totally destroyed, and a serious damage is done to com- The hail varied in size from a small bullet toa hen's egg. Murder and Congressional Appropriations. Chetopa, Kans., August 11. A report reached here this morning, which has since been confirmed, that Capt John Sec rest, the contractor of a mail route west from. Yin ita, Indian Territory, was murdered some 150 miles west of said place a day or two ago, his body being found near his horse and buggy. He had left Vinita a few days befoie with a considerable amount of money with which to pay off his mail carriers. Capt Secrest was a former resident of this state, and a former member of our original town company. It is consider ed highly probable that the desperadoes who robbed Caneyrille are the parties who have committed this murder. As the United States court the Western district of ArkwMa, which has jurisdic tion over h entire territory, is now pow- Trpwroh"accJtrnt"6T Tack oTappropria-' lions by congress to meet the expenses of marshals, it is thought that this mur der and the Caneyville roDDery are but the beginnings ot crime and lawlesness which we shall soon witness in this once terror-stricken territory. Damage by Flood. London, August 11. Much damage to crops in Lancashire and Chestershire has been caused by the overflow ot the , Mercy. isi-Metainr. Berlin, August 11. In relation to the announcement that Get many has inform ed the United States that she is ready to negotiate for the introduction of a double standard coinage, the Bourne Gazette has been assured :'iat no official 6tep8 have been taken by O.-rmany, al though the recent prelimiiiiiiy negotia tions may lead to a decisio-i in confor- mity 1 with the above intelli'-.-uce. Yellow Frvvr. Memphis, August 12. Twinty-two cases in all reported to the .hoard of health to-day, ten of whom are colored. The weather is sultry and rain threaten. A private letter to the Appeal from Corinth, Mississippi, dated 4 p. in., August 11th, says a ierfect stampede of citizens is in progress, owing to the ill ness of the mayor and the president of the board of health, who are supposed to be sick with yellow fever. They were attacked with sudden illness Sunday night, and in the opinion of the attend ing physicians, their sickness is yellow fever. Their coming in contact with citizens fleeing from Memphis at the quarantine station caused the infection. The people were fleeing to the country, but many farmers had quarantined against them, anu uiey were running through the woods trying to rind refuge for safety. New Orleans, August 12. The city council adopted resolutions declaring that there is not a ease? of yellow fever in the city, and protest iu against the unjust quarantine established by south ern cities and towns against New Or leans. The Spanish Insult. Washington, August 12.-tpragne, American consul at Gibraltar, iu a "dis patch to the department of the state, re ports that he has received a third anony mous letter from a party trying to extort money from him. A jierson has been arrested suspected of complicity in the plot, but the letter asserts that the man is entirety innocent At the same time the conspirators in the third letter with draw professedly wholly from the attempt and abandon all demands for money, and disclaim their former threats at personal injury to the consul or his family. Sprague's family and relatives reside in a secluded country place, out side of the city. He has been consul at Gibraltar 31 years. The Mormon Question- Ogden, August 12. The conviction and imprisonment of Reynolds for poly gamy and murder, the standing Mormon preacher in Georgia, and the imprison ment of Geo. G. Cannon, delegate to congress, and other executors of Brig ham Young's estate for contempt, have caused bitter feeling, and the News, a leading church paper, has lately con tainedjthreatemng articles. Inflammatory speeches have been made. As to Secre tary Evarts' Mormon circular to foreign countries, it is treated with contempt. It is claimed that it would be absurd to suppose that any European government would undertake to establish an inquisi tion to determine religious faiths of emi grants, or whether they intend to enter into polygamy. There" is no evidence of any intention of forcible resistance to the government, but the Mormons have good military organizations, and mostly armed. Iron Trade. Morristown, N. J., August 12. Re ports from all portions of northern New Jersey indicate a most pronounced revi val in the iron trade. The One-wheeled Chaise. St. Louis, August 12. Potter, who has been trundling the wheelbarrow across the continent from San Francisco for some months past 118 arrived here well, and will remain several days ; then pursuing his journey to New York, via Pittsburg. Quick Compromise. St. Louis, August 12. John J. White, proprietor of one of the bucket shops here, failed to-day. Liabilities a trifle over seven thousand dollars. A propo sition to settle at 50 cents on the dollar was accepted by the creditors, and he drew a check for that amount and closed up. Texas Pacific to the Pacific Coast Philadelphia, August 12. The di rectors and stockholders of the IVxas Pacific railroad company, at r. their annual meeting to-day, authorized bonds to be issued, not to exceed twenty thou sand dollars per mile, for the completion of the road from Ft Worth west to the Pacific coast Distance, over 1,200 miles. Fires. Indianapolis, August 12. A two story brick building was destroyed by fire at South Bend, Indiana, this morn ing. Mr. Case and wife, who lived in the building, made their escape by jump ing from the second story, and were se riously injured. Miss Lizzie Collins, who roomed in the building, was suffo cated to death. Cleveland, August 12. The exten sive bending works, cooper shop, and saw mill of Humphrey Bros., at Wake man, Ohio, burned this morning. Loss, $10,000; insured for $3,000. The Cbejenues. Lawrence, August 12. The captive Cheyennes in prison here awaiting trial for murder, were examined by the senate investigating committee to-night As the committee have no desire to preju dice their case, whatever they may have said will be kept strictly private. The questions asked were, the reasons for their leaving their northern home, their treatment on their southern reservation, and the causes that led to their breaking out of Camp Robinson. The committee Ueave to-morrow for Wichita and the In dian 1 erritory. Maine and Ohio. Washington, August 12. General Charles Grosvenor, of Ohio, arrived here to-day, en route to Maine, where he goes at the invitation of Blaine, to re main until thefclose of the canvass. He was the guest of the President while here. He gives much the same account of af fairs in Ohio as other reporters have given ; that Foster will be elected, and adds that if the Republicans carry Maine it will help the party in Ohio immeasur ably, but if they fail to carry that state it will still hurt Ewing. This he explains by saying that if the Republicans are beaten in Maine that the impression would prevail in Ohio that they were beaten by Greenback and not by Demo cratic votes, and it would keep them united, and would so alarm the hard money Democrats that they would vote for Foster, or stay away from the polls. When asked about the outlook in Maine, he said be feared there was a serious fight of the factions there, and it was easy to see he was not at all hopeful. The Wire Pulling at New York. Cincinnati, August 12. A special to the Enquirer from Saratoga, signed "Gath," says an important movement is now taking place there to dispose of Mr. Tilden's pretentions to the presidency. It is to nominate chief justice Sanford E. Church for goverhor, in place of Lucius Robinson, and if elected, to run him for president also. Mr. Church is there, taking a hand in the affair. John Eel ley, Dorsheimer, Allen C. Beach, and Seymour, are all named as co-oppe rating parties. Not a Tilden man has been discovered in Saratoga. Foreign Xoten United States Wheat London, August 12. The Financier says that on yesterday, and also for some few days previously, large French pur chases of wheat from the United States were arranged for settlement through this market A further advance in French exchange is probable. Quite so, Xr-Gladstone. London, August 12. Mr. Gladstone, in speaking at the opening of the Art Exhibition at Chester, last night aaid that when America learned to trust en tirely to her own splendid natural re sources, the great genius of her people and their marvelous proficiency in the adoption of labor-saving appliances, in which she was at the head of the world, she would be a formidable competitor with English manufacturers. The Canada Pacific. London, August 12. In the house of commons to-day, the secretary stated that he understood the Canadian govern ment intended to apply to home govern ment for a guarantee of loan for the con struction of the Canada Pacific railway, but no such application has yet been made. I Their D resent Tpnlnw nrMAna ;n phanti the largest numl H, hiw L r' UU"CUJ ulu expense anyining or me Kind heretofore attempted, and includes, among other notureable features, 7 ele uta71": "irgesi number ever exhibited by any one menagerie. Cincinnati Daily Enquirer. ' &w t r i m a .f-vv. us?--. 1 f j- a 1 ii iUJrn- rt" ,1 - II ' S i'7 And the Only One on Earth, in all the Vast Entirety of its Unrivalled Magnitude, TRAVELING EXCLUSIVELY ON ITS OWN Magnificently Decorated and White Enameled Double Special Palace Trains: Will ' Erect its Mammoth Moving Metropolis of Marvels At Emporia, "Wednesday, August 27. JUDGE US ONLY BY The discipline was perfect, the order tne ammais rare anu very mic. 1 ue seating arrangements were Hie best anil most emniortabie wt have ever seen. Louisville Courier-Journal. The Largest Zoological Collection Since the Deluge. THE RAREST BEASTS AND BIRDS FROM EVERY LAND. A Grand Separate anil Supplemental Menagerie of Unfettered Mammoths, Free of Charge. The collection of animals is the finest we ever saw. Decatur (111.) Daily Sun. The menagerie presents every rare captive advertised. Cleveland (O.) Daily Herald. No finer collection of wild beasts has ever been exhibited under canvas. Pittsburg Daily Leader. The Miracles of Mammalian Marvels, A PAIR OF NURSING TWIN BABY ELEPHANTS, And the Only Ones Ever Exhibited Anywhere. TI.' : sing baby elephants, "Tim" and "Plash," were objects of great interest and admiration. They were brought into the ring, ami each sucked a gallon of milk from a glass bottle, through a rubber tube, just as babies take milk from a nursing bottle. Danville (111.) Daily News. In a Titanic Separate Tent, but Without Extra Charge, what the Press Pronounces 'INCOMPARABLY THE FINEST CIRCUS;" Presenting None but the Pre-eminent of the Profession, and a Six Continent Company of These, Including The Most Brilliant Programme of superb Circus Sensations ever presented at any time, in any age or place. $10,000 SALARY PER WEEK! To the World's Most Illustrious Equestrians, Athletes and Clowns. The bareback riding was brilliantly artistic. Pittsburg Daily Commercial Some of the feats were perfectly marvelous. Adrian (Mich.) Daily Times- Incomparably the finest circus hood. Sharon (Pa.) Herald. a somersault o'er five elephants and eight uegisier. THE HUGE HIGHWAY FESTIVAL OF FOUR FAMOUS MANAGERS. The Most Magnificent Free Pageant of this Luxurious Age, in which A Living Elephant tesM Jit ' All they promised was there, and more too. Parker City (Pa.) Daily. Suffice it that the Sells Bros, do all they promise, and more too. Youngstown Altogether we must compliment the 7 elephant party on being truthfully exact It is emphatically the Great Family Field Show of America, meriting and receiving the patronage and plaudits of the good, the refined, and the intelligent everywhere; and charges no more than exhibitions which are but a decimal fraction in compari.on with it. Admissi ;n Museum an.; i Ml, 50 cents. igerie doors open at 1 Double Separate Arena EXCURSION RATES FROM EUREKA. The K. O, E. & 8. railroad will carry visitors to the Great Show At Special Low Round Trip Excursion Rates from Eureka and Intermediate Points. The train arriving at Emporia in time for all to see the Superlatively Magnificent Grand Free Street Parade in the morning, and returning in tha evening affording ample opportunity to enjoy the entire superb circus performance. - 1 . SELLS BRO GREAT EUROPEAN WHAT OTHERS SAY was excellent, the performances were very entertainment ever giveu in this neighbor- t camels. Springfield, (III.) Daily Slate IS BORNE 1-3 4-i uent urier. It parade IT SURPASSES ITS Children under 9 years, 25 cts - and 7 p.m. Performance in the Grand commencing one hour later. . . . . TITERS' 7 Elephant RAILROAD MENAGERIE AND CIRCUS! OF US. sujerior, andt A $22,000 Double-Horned Monster Asiatic RHINOCEROS. The First and Only One ever Imported. The menagerie contains the quixotic double-horned Rhinoceros that attempted a duel with the locomotive at Pittsburg. Cleveland (O.) Daily Leader. THE UNICORN NO MORE A FABLE. A Living Ethiopian Horse, with Massive Horns. THE AMriUBIOUS LIONS OF ARCTIC SEAS. An Annex of prodigious Human Contradictions. pit HIGH AI0FT. Mi tbe Ladies anil Little The display was remarkably brilliant and unique, and was greeted with exclama L tions of wonder and delight all along the the line of march. Pittsburg Daily Telegraph. The street parade was all that was claimed advertisements, which is no mean compliment. East Saginaw (Mich.) Daily seemed as though the people had turned out en nuisxe to admire the finest ever given here. Cleveland (O.) Daily Plaintlealer. ADVERTISEMENTS. (O.) Daily News. in their advance announcements. Lafayette (Ind.) Daily Courier. f - t J -.7:. ' q Ones Early to see it! for it in the magnificent posters and elo-