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There wus tiite uu interesting ltw. of
t'-s1iliniiy taken in tin: IiI'.'jDm i-astr no
Hie Isl , a r.-Mirl f v. hit Ii wilt lie? found
In low. I'Vimi a'M-:i;u es it la lilt:ly U
he !!. lime la-fore Hie eviileui e is nil
in. The .-issoririteil i!tm rexrl is na
The null iiiiiiill-e ,f the senate com
luitlii; mi privileges ami elections, inves
li.atingj the cliariren nuinsl Senator
IniilU, ilm itliil this morning that the
fliarjre ir itacVmj' the craml jury in the
ini-iiioi-i.il wan mil proper eviifcnrc of I
corruption, in th:it it van anterior to tlie I
election ami eoulil not all'i-et it. The
rouiistl fir the resionlent ttiitel I lint
Mr. Infills luul in.strueteil iliem not to
ottjeel 1 its niliiii.'-sion ami they (liil not.
Tlie counsel lor the memorial isU then
iliM'haritl C. II. Miller, who IhkI ln-on
KUliHriiueil to Hiipjiort the charges. The
counsel fur the memorialist! put Henry
IS. Holers on the Maml, ami he testified,
to their ilisapiHiiiitiiient, that he hatl
never tohl Sennlor In trails or his friends
that O. (. Kiihanls, the meinlior from
I )oulan county, wuntetl $1,(100 or nny
mini for hi vote; thathchrul never ask e I
Ilatlowell or Merrill for that amount for
him. ami Ix-cn tohl that they were only
ing $100; and that he hatl never told I
Nhlm-v Clarke any surli thinu. Howard
M. Hol'len, u witness for the niemorial
ists, sniil lie hail lironjrlit no jinckntfe or
money to Topeka ilui in the senatorial
contest for I n al Is or any other candi
date, niul Inul not controlled any large
Mitm of money for the purpose ot secur
ing vote. l. I. II. Iinr, tor resiwMidcnt,
testified that Frank I'layter hatl Hied to
Ixirrow money of Iniralls, or his friends,
to pay a dehl of his Cither's, and he had
re fit set I : thai Infill Is hud informed him
that I'layter had Iricd to hlackmitil, and
that hit had, ut lugalls' rcninst, matte a
Ktalement of IMayter's threat to make In
'alls take up the note or loan him money
or make It cost him three times the
amount ($:t,(MiO)or the note; that he had
never U-cii olfercd or promised hy In
fills or his friends any money, olllce or
position lor his vote, but had always
liecu pronounecd In Ingulfs favor. VV.
J. Indian, for respondent, corrolioratetl
I'uiira testimony ulxiut me utatetueni
Ting had given ti Ingnlls, and which he
was to have demanded he read, if an at
tempt to "York" Ingalla wan made; had
imrit, ttotot nrnmitml tho I'nitotl Stnteft
listrictiiltorncliip,and had never asked Mears was always consulted on all mat
for it, or heard that IngalU had l'eck's I ters, his opinion never made any change
resignation in his pocket uunngtJie can-
V.II. F.lkcnlon was called by ti,c
n.mn, i,.lmts niul testilled that at the
nnti-IngalU caucus on the night before I
tire clti lion, Senator J. O. Savage was
present ana was an active memoer, auu
veted for Horton, and that when he
came to the legislature he owed debts
to the amount of nearly p00.
Delos V. Ackers, called by the mem
orialists, denied saying to John I'.Wsell
that Lee Y. Ham 1 1 ton, ot Marshall court
ty, hail received money for his vole from I
ingans, ami saui ne uui uoi khow ducu
to lie tho fact. A Uness testitu-d that ru-
iiuir said that Fhillips. Inirtuls ami An-1
thonv were usinir money. J. O. Savatre
test i lied that he had come to Topcka a I
Phillips man, and had lecn to tlie anti-l
Ingalls caucus, and had there i voted 1 for
liorion, aim nan, uy goiu v mo -uuuua
and answering to the roll-call, pledged
Ins support to Horton, and afterward I
liiougni ii over ami conciuueu ne mui i
. . . . a . l . . l . l l
made a mistake, and thinking his people
would nreler In rails changed to Ingalls
He showed where he hatl borrowed most
of the amount he used in paying debts
he had liorrowcd it from farmers living
In his neighborhood and from the bank
nt Concordia. Ueo. L. White testilled
that he hatl goue to the Tellt house to
meet a friend antl had received word
from Jan. S. Merritt that a frieml from
Ohio was in room 130 ami wanted to see
ll I 111 - VL'Mi
i-nt to the room and enw Danford
and Vol. Dawes. Dawes left at once,
and Danford asked witness how he. I
wouiti vote, anti learning ue was "T
Horton, said he had $5,000 handed him
by I ii trill Is. which he was going to spent
ami wanted him to vote for Ingalls. lie
then oilenil me ."i00 if I would vote for
Ingalls. Witness refused, and Danford
asketl him not to irivo him away. Wit
ness hail not seen any money. IVfore the
legislative committee, last winter. Dan
ford emphatically denied this statement.
He will be put on the stand to morrow
The following article, which we take
from an ultra Democratic paper, the
New York Sun, of the 1 1th Inst., is re
spectfully commended to the attention
of our Democratic readers, and to all
Conservative Ilepublicans. We give the
entire article as it appeared iu the Sun :
TUa acquittal of Uully in Mississippi I
ill the face of Mrs. Clisho)n's clear and
positive testimony will exert no little
iiillucnco ou tho upproaching Presiden
tial election. It is easy to say that it
has no more liearing upon national al
lairs than the undue postiionciiieiit of
the Key. Mr. Haydcn's trial in Connect!-
cut. But most ot the northern people uo
not look uiMin it in that way. They re
gard the bloody outrages at the South,
like that by which, Mr. Chisholm died,
as prool 1 hat the war is not yet entirely
lought out that its victories are not y el
complete; and they are naturally appre
hensive that it the Democratic party,
which includes the former confederates,
almost to a man, were to get control ol
the executive department of the govern
inent, such outrages would increase in
iiuiiabcT, nxu that Union men in tho old
slave states would liud iile hardly endur
able, even If possible.
Wc believe the American people, by a
Jargc majority, are determined, first and
j ore mot t, tUat the fruits of the war shall
lie fully Preserved, ami that tuo slave-
holding spirit shall never be permitted
to rule the nation again, 'lliey care
more for this than they do for the cur
rency or any question. Hence arises the
most formidable dilllcutly in the elec
tion of a Democratic candidate.
The following is a portion of Mrs.
Chisholm's testimony:
"When I got in I found that Johnny
was dead. His clothes were on fire, and
I wet my fingers in his blood to put out
the tire. Cornelia thought that she hail
put out the fire, but she did not complete
I ho work. They had borne the body lie-
llnd the cages, so as to prevent him be-
cried out, 'Fire the jail !' and we feared
1(1 II Ik 111 I'll t IMl va UVi V V T v
we bIuiiiIiI lm litirncil nut. We cot everv
thing in readiness to leave. My daugh
ter saitl, as we started down the stairs,
that Johnny died an easy death, ana
that it was U-tter to lie shot than to be
burned to death. When we got to the
foot of the stairs we were stopped by the
erating door. Here Uully had a gun
)ointcd through the grate, and I thought
ic was going'to shoot me; but he turned
the barrel back nnd forth to aim at my
husband. I cried out to Mr. Chisholm,
'Itiwn!' My daughter threw her arms
alsmt her father's neck, and cried out,
'Have you not had blood enough for one
day ? if you want more take mine, and
spare my precious papa.' Mr. Gully
turned tho gun again and shot
her in the arm, breaking her brace
let, ami driving the crushed edges
mto her arms. He stepiHtl liack then,
h.1.1 that let us out or the stairway to the
nrsi noor, mm we irieii u iii: iusc
lk-hind some lioxes in the rear end of the
hall. My husband had already received
several shots, antl was now snot once
more this lime in the hip. My daugh
ter received in all five shots, one in the calf
of the leg. one iu the heel, one iu the
arm. and her arm was shuttered, for I
heard the rattle of the lmnes when I tied
up her arm with a handkerchief. Her
face was streaming with blood. We
tiaiiscd there aud the crowd withdrew
She went to tlie door to atk for help, and
some one shot her m the leg. She ran
hat k and told me of it. and I cautioned
her not to eo to the door again. Some
h. lo then crone in and we carried Mr.
Chisholm home, I carrying his head,
Clay, our son, his limUs, and the aid his
arms. On our way some men came af
ter us, and Cornelia held up her bleeding
arm ami pleaded for help."
Sneering at the "bloody shirt" will
not counteract the effect of scenes like
this, faintly descrUs-d. They rekindle
Hie spirit which rajsed and sustained
the tit Ion armii-H in tho war, and poli
ticians who think this spirit will down
at the first bidding do not understand iu
Why They Walk. The total amount
taken as gate money in the recent inter
national walking match iu New York
was 73.V$. which afler deducting ex
jieiises leaves $55,4 13.25 to be divided
among the walkers. Howell, the winner,
eels half as his share.
VOTj. 22.
An Incident of Mearston Life.
Mcarston was a one-horse town. One-
horse in every sense of the word. It
was just large enough to have all the
ilisailvatitges aiid none of the comforts
of country or town. There were two or
three one-horse stores, where you could
iiiy anything from a Imx of Ayer's pills
to a hay rake, provided the proprietor
was not expecting some in of the par
tit ular article you wanted. There was
a. oue-horse livery stable, where by wait
ing to have an animal shod or !erliaps
to have a tire put on a wheel of the
vehicle, and by answering or ignoring
various questions as to your residence,
business, etc., you could sometimes
obtain a one-horse rig, but after starting
on your journey you would b apt to
think that no other liviug creature was
slandered as much as the snail.
Hut with all its oue-horse concerns
Mcarston possessed what few small ami
many large towns did not a good hotel.
Any -one stopping over night at the
Home would discover that some one in
the kitchen kuew how to cook, and that
when they retired to a clean neat room
and good bed they would have nothing
but their own thoughts or dreams for
company during the night. The guest
could see with half an eye that Mrs.
Mears run the machine. Although Mr.
in the allairs of the house. The old
gentleman m-rood to be used to this
state of things and did not kick up a
row, as some men do, but simply held
uilllsulf above M 8Uwll matter8. jr.
Mears had not for years done anything
to support his family, except to deal in
religious books, and owing to the de
graded literary taste of the natives, his
business always kept him in debt, except
when Mrs. Mears kindly made a tlona-
tion to quiet the publishers. Hail he
livw, v(.r ,, ,. ,ni,ri.t lm I
. . .
wu "o""-
this hardened age he was only called at
best Rrother Mears, and by some of the
more tk.,)raved peo,le he Wtl9 ofteu
- , - -
Pken of as a religious dead beat.
Brother Mears hail never succeeded
... . .....
m auyllung during Ins lire, except in
getting the town named after himself,
and this he surely had a right to do.
for he was the first settler there; but, to
tell the truth, had he been a single man
the town would never have been named
Mcarston. Everybody liked Mrs. Mears.
She was an industrious business woman
and, unlike many other women situated
in the same way, she respected her hus-
hand, and everybody thought the more
of her for doing what they could not io
ISrolher Mears had two hobbies that
he rode incessantly. One was the belief
that the devil w ould soon have full control
over the world, and the other was the
fear that Miss Mears would marry some
one who belonged to tho world. Yes,
just as the reader execled, there is
young woman in the story. Who could
tell a yarn that would interest any one
without getting a young girl to help
him out? The old folks are very useful,
and, to tell the truth, we could not get
along without them ; but we cannot get
them to fall in love with any oue, and if
we could our readers would fall out with
us. Miss Mears was not particularly dis-
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uuv , u.-r .
'r mr ue Buc uicu.
the "grand liounce," declaring that she
never intendci) to lijurry at a)l. IJut
Brother Mears, soft as he was in other
resjM-cts, knew better than that. Now,
about this time two railroads, which
competed with each other fifteen miles
from Mears ton, entered into a pool con
tract, and the road which passed through
Mcarston discovered that Mearston
would be a splendid point to ship stock
from. They accordingly began to erect
stock-yards and fit up the depot. Busi
ness woke up so in Mcarston that the
justice of the peace, who was storekeeper
postmaster, express agent, agent for
three insurance and one sewing machine
companies, found himself so crowded
with business that he sent for a nephew,
who came on about the time the railroad
company sent a young man as agent to
Mearston. The two young men en
gaged a room and boarded at the Home,
ami were soon fast friends. Brother
Mears was considerably agitated over
the event. He did not like the style of
of the young men. They were intelli
gent and social, hut whenever he tried
to converse on spiritual matters they in
variably found some excuse to part com
pany with him. In a little while the
young men got in the habit of coming
in late to meals, and Brother Mears
tUoagut thSs was for the sake of getting
to talk to Miuuioj and he determined to
break the thing up. No matter how late
they came, Brother Mears always appear
ed at the table with them. This worked
well enough for a day or two, and then
the young men began to gvt in an hour
apart, so that the old gentleman found he
would have to give the plan up or at
tract too much attention with his appe
tite. He soon lounu that .Minnie s con
versational qualities, which had always
been so dormant in the presence of young
ministers, were bein developed to an
alarming extent in the presence of the
two young men. lie concluded to wait
on tlie table himself, buf, after spilling a
dish ol soup all over his Sunday clothes
and making numerous ridiculous blun
tior!, Mrs. Mears discharged him and re-
instated Minnie, and again the young
men were iu a fair way to get the better
of him.
"On Sunday morning Brother Mears
found a.lxM.k in the young men's room,
which on examination he found to lie
Tom I'aineVAge of Ieason." He march
ed down stairs with the book iu his hand
and found both the young men in the
setijns room.
"Who does- this book belong to?" he
"It is Mr. King's," said the railroad
I agent- "I borrowed it of him this, niorn
ing; but you can read it to-day. Any
time will Uo me. He can have it, can't
he, Dick?"
"Certainly, certainly," said Dick
Brother Mears stood speechless with
Indignation. lie had never in all his life
been so deeply insulted. As soon as he
recovered himself he put the book in the
owner's lap, and went straight to Mrs.
Mears, and after telling her what he had
found and how be had been insulted, he
demanded that the two candidates for
perdition should at once be turned out of
tlie house. This Mrs. Mears refused to
do, and lor tho first time in their lives
there was a grand blow-np iu th Mears
family, which ended by Brother Mears
declaring that either the infidels or him.
self should leave the house, and Mrs.
Mears deci iing in favor of eight dollars
a week and me inuucis.
Brother Mears packed a valise, took a
bundle of hooks and went forth into the
cold world. But finding the accomoda
tions in the world far ii.ferior to those
of the Home, he returned in lou; days, in a
dilapidated and humiliated condition.
Mrs. Mears received him kindly, and in
stead of doing as many would have done,
she never referred to the matter iu any
way. The infidels still hung up at the
Home, aud Minute became more talka
tive every day, and Brother Mears could
see plainly that she was falling in love
with one of them ; but for the life of him
he could not tell which and iu fact he
did not much care. They were both
sober, intelligent and industrious, and
Brother Mears often thought what a pity
it was that their parents had not educat
ed them for the ministry. But the mere
fact of their being in possession of that
circular direct from His Satanic Majes
ty's most energetic agent was enough to
set a worse mark on them than Cain was
ever branded with.
One thing was apparant to all concern
ed. Brother Mears's four days' experi
ence with the world had taught him to
attend strictly to his own business. He
had made up his mind to let things go
as they would, but come what might he
would never again desert his family aud
leave them to the care of the cruel world.
No, he would not, even if his conscience
would allow him to.
Everybody in Mearston did not know
eyery body's business, but they thought
they did, and were just as happy as a
community could be. One thing caused
some annoyance, however, and that was
the real friendship existing between the
two competing lovers. Everybody ex
pected Dick King and Frank Howard to
fall out and have a grand blow-up and
perhaps a duel ;' but they did nothing of
the kind, and seemed to think more of
each other every day, until the joke pass
ed around that if Minnie did not soon
marry one or the othr of them, they
would probably marry each other.
As time wore on, Mcarston as a com
munity began to get anxious, for the
longer the young folks lived the less
Mearston knew about the matter. Min
nie was hopelessly in love there was no
doubt about it ; and so were the young
men. Everything proved it, and every
body talked about it, and those who were
always noted for managing other peo
ple's love affairs more successfully than
their own, began to prophesy evil. In
the mean time the young folks aud Mrs.
Mears appeared perfectly happy, and
not at all concerned as to how the thing
would end.
Suddenly, the whole town was thrown
iuto a state of excitement, and bad some
thing to talk aliout for a week. The
justice of the peace hail sold out not
his office, oh, no! Millions would not
buy that ; but his store, "lichard King
S$ Co." now' appeared on the old sign
Isiard, and all Mearston said he could
never meet the payments; but the justice
said there were ndne to meet. Then
they saw at once that the "Co.," whoever
that was, had furnished the money. But
again they were thunderstruck when
the justice showed a check for half the
amount of the sale, signed by Richard
King alone. He declined to tell who
the "Co." was, and Mearston knew there
was some trick in the matter. The ne w
firm began to ship in enormous quanti
ties of goods good that ha4 nuyer bT
fore appeared in the market at Mearston.
Glowing advertisements appeared iu
the county newspaper, and King & Co.
appeared on every fence board within
six miles of town. Everybody expected
to have a grand chance to buy goods at a
bankrupt sale in Mcarston. It was
true that farmers for miles around, wljo
had always gone to the city to trade, were
now bringing their produce In and buying
and selling at King & Co's. But King had
hired a clerk from one of the other
stores and was paying him more than
any other clerk in town was getting, just
because he was a favorite with the
country people. More than all, King
was paying the same for grain as the
dealers in the city. King could never
make his expenses, anif Jearst,on know
It was a settled thing now as to who
Minnie Mears would marry. No young
man would show such energy and in
dustry as Dick was showing, unless his
love matter had turned out favorably.
They began to pity Frank Howard
Minnie had only been flirting with him ;
everybody knew that now. But how he
could still hang on and keep in a good
humor with I)ick was a cqnfpjmded
mystery. Instead of the mystery gettin g
thinner and breaking up entirely, it got
thicker every day. They had for some
time been taking Minnie out to drive
turn about; but now they rigged up a
two-seated arrangement, and drove and
to all appearances sparked together.
"Did ever anybody hear of the like?'
was the question Mcarston asketl ; and
the answer was, "It beats the Jews."
Dick bought ground and began to
build a house, and the last shadow of
doubt in the matter would have been
gone had Frank not bought a neat little
house and proceeded to furnish it.
Ihua matters stood when everybody
Knew mat preparations were going on
lor a wedding in the Mears family. Frank
hail finished fitting up his house, and
everybody knew that Mrs. Mears and
Minnie had superintended tlie job.
This, with tlie fact that Dick's house
was being built and arranged according
to Mrs. and Miss Mears's directions,
nearly drove Mcarston wild. At last
Minnie told all of her girl friends (un
der strict promise not to tell) who she
was going to marry ; but when the girls
got togettier and compared notes, they
were forced to the conclusion that Min
nle had either lied or was going to mar
ry two distinct husbands.
One morning Mrs. Teagarden, the city
intelligence office, made a complete cir
cuit of the town to tell every one that
Frank Howard had absconded with
Urge amount of railroad funds. She
had been passing the depot, and seeing a
strange young man in charge she step
ped in to see what was going on. While
there the strange agent tried to make
change with a passenger at tlie ticket
window, aud she heard htm say that
Howard had taken eyery cent of money
with him ; and on being asked where
Howard had gone, he shook his head aud
said uo one knew. Hundreds of things
came to light that had never been made
public before. One citizen had heard
traveler say that Howard was the very pic
ture of a notorious bank robber who es
caped from j ail in the tow n he came from
and another individual bad once picked
up part of a letter which Frank had torn
up. There was enough left of it to make
out:" nothing with horses until
excit lows over lives watching
closely." This was evidently a com
munication from a horse-thief, who was
being watched by delectives. Before
noon rumor hod Frauk Howard escap
ing from half a dozen different peniten
tiaries. A young man who had stopped
over night at the Home some time ago,
and Iieeu unable to pay his bill on ac
count of his pockctbook having been
stolen, was at the time considered a "dead
lieat;" but now it was plain where the
missing pockctbook had gone.and had the
young man liecn in Mearston the citizens
might have got up a subscription for
him. Dick refused to converse with any
oue about the affair, and every one no
ticed that he looked anxious and worried.
On account of the friendship between the
two young men Dick would have fur
nished food for scandal as well as Frank ;
but he was not gone yet, aud it was not
safe to serv e him up. In fact, Dick was
pitied a good deal for being taken in
by Howard. They were glad that Dick
hail not been nabbed by him, and it was
lucky that no oue else was, except the
Such was the gossip of Mearston all
that day and the next, until the evening
train came in and scared Mearston near
ly out of its senses by landing Frank How
ard on the platform. There was a love
ly young girl with him who resembled
him so much that any one could easily
see she was his sister. Before the cou
ple reached the Home Mrs. Teagarden
was making another circuit ot the town,
calling every one's attention to the fact
that she had not said that Howard had
run off, but that the new operator said he
had gone and taken all the change with
hnn. Before sundown there was not a
single person in Mcarston who ever be
lieved Howard to lie a thief.
The next afternoon a boy was employ
ed by the Mears family to deliver invita
tions to Minnie Mears's wedding. Every
body knew- now how the matter stood.
Dick had taken Mrs. Teagarden into his
confidence, anil had even shown her his
wedding suit.. Frank aud his sister
were going with them on their wedding
tour. Airs. Teagarden promised Dick
faithfully that she would not tell a liv-
ng soul; nevertheless all Mearston
kiiuw all that Dick had told her. and
more, too, in less than an hour. When
the hour appointed for the marriage
ceremony to take place arrived, the
Mears mansion was filled with company,
all anxious to see how Frank would
stand his disappointment. There was a
noise of feet on the stairs ; the hall door
opened, aud Frauk and his sister came
iu, followed by Dick and Minnie. Just
as the justice took up his position, there
was a stir among the young folks. They
appeared to get mixed, antl changed
puces Willi each other; but the justice
proceeded as though there was no mis
take or misunderstanding. But had the
ustice taken Mrs. Teagarden and Brother
Mears by the nape of the neck and
stood them up and married them, he
would not have surprised the company
more than he did, for when heconcluded
the ceremony Dick Kinir anil Miss
Howard were man and wife, and Minnie
Mears had changed to Mrs. Howard
Mrs. Teagarden had to rush out into the
fresh air before she could collect herself
enough to wish the happy young folks
mucu joy. when the contusion was
oyer trH volunteered tq dispel the
burden of curiosity which he knew was
onsuming the company.
-My menus," ne sain, "when my
mother died, lather sent my sister to a
boarding school, and being a minister
himself he determined that I should
study for the ministry. I was placed in
a school for that purpose, and of course
my sister anu I did exactly what our
father did not want us to do. Annie fell
in love, and I ran off with a circus show.
I did not find the world as nice as I im
agined it was by any means. I wanted
to go home, Oh, so bad (Brother Mears
mopped his countenance), and finally
mustered courage enough to go. My
father forgave me and promised if I
would break up Annie's love aff'iir, I
neeii nqt inane a preacher of myself.
tried to do so ; but Annie taught me the
most valuable lesson I have ever learn
ed to attend to my own business. (Mrs,
Teagarden coughed.) Father had noth
ing against Anuie's lover except that he
was a boy of the world, and not inclined
to be religious. When I came to Mears
ton I had never seen Annie's lover. When
I got acquainted with Dick, I did not
blame Annie for liking him. From that
on, I don't think a girl ever carried on as
extensive a correspondence with their
brother as Annie did with me. About
once a month I received a letter from her
enclosed in a white envelope. These I
opened myself; they were never so lengthy
as I knew the ones in buff envelopes
were, winch 1 gave to Dick. Well to
make a long story short, I received a let
ter from father about a week ago saying
he was laid up with rheumatism, and I
went home on purpose to have my folks
come to my wedding. Fattier did not
scold as much as I expected he would.
Of course he could not come back with
me, but consented for Aqie to, ccune
and you all know the rest. Now, all we
lack to make us completely happy is the
good wishes of our parents."
There was a pause, and then Brother
Mears got up and gave Frank his hand
When the young folks returned to
Mearston from their wedding tour, the
old sign of King & Co. was changed to
read "King & Howard," and when
month or two later the Iiev. William
Howard visited his truant children at
Mearston, he found the firm doing such
a prospermia business that he thoueht
providence must certainly have had some.
thing todo with the w hole affair, and after
all it did not matter so much what per
sons pretended to believe as what they
Mr. Kassam's excavations on the Ma
jelibi mound, in Babylon, have proved
mm. iuis was me sue oi the famous
hanging gardens, fur in its ruins he
louna wells aqueducts, and ponderous
masses of stone, all proving that the
building hatl been erected, as the Greek
writers say. to imitate mountain scenery.
In a mound to the south of the mass of
City ruins, called Jumiuma. Mr. Ilaasam
discovered the remajus of a rich hall or
palace, with column c-omoosed of en
amelled bricks and mosaics ;the corn ices
were of painted brick and the roof of
ricu. Indian black wood. The inscrip
tions lound mere prove the edifice to
have been erected by Nebuchadnezzar.
Mrs. Marie E. Raymond, whose
stage name is Miss Marie E. Gor
don, has secured a divore from her hus
band, John T. .Raymond, the well known
Col. Mulberry Sellers. Her charge of
adultery was not denied by him.
I if I i (l
Eloquence is vehement simplicity.
Cecil . - ;
True modesty is a discerning grace.
Many good purposes lie in a church
yard. Philip Henry.
Scest thou a man diligent in his busi
ness? Ho shall stand before kings.
We believe immortality because we
have not proved it, but we forever try to
prove it oecause we believe it. Alarti-
The manner of the vule-ar man has
freedom, without ease, and the manner
of a gentleman has ease without free
dom. Chesterfield.
The Christian religion alone contem
plates the conjugal union in order of na
ture. It is the only religion which pre
sents woman to man as a companion :
every other abandons her to him as a
slave. at, .Pierre.
Sloth makes all things difficult, but
Jndustry all easy ; and he that riseth late
must trot all aay and shall scarce over
take his business at night; while laziness
travels so slowly that poverty soon over
takes him. Franklin.
Liberality in princes is regarded as a
mark of be nificence. But when it oc
curs that the homely bread of the honest
and industrious is often thereby convert
ed into delicious cake lor the idle and
prodigal, we soon retract our heedless
praises. II ume.
In mortality there are books enough
written both by ancient and modern
philosophers, but the mortality of the
gospel doth so exceed them all, that to
give a man a full knowledge of true
mortality, I shall send him to no other
book than the new testament. Locke.
Life after all is but a bundle of hints.
each suggesting actual and positive de
velopment ; but rarely reaching it. And
as I recall these hints, and in fancy,
trace them to their issues, I am as truly
dealing with life, as my life has dealt to
me. Miicueirs uream Late.
All men. I believe, enioy an ill-natured
joke. The difference is that an ill-na
tured person can drink out to the very
dregs the amusement which it affords,
while the moulded mind soon loses the
sense of the ridiculous in the sympathy
for the pain of the sufferer. Sir Walter
The cross of Christ is divided through
out the world. To each his portion ever
comes. Thou, therefore. O mv soul, cast
not thy portion from thee, but take it
to thee as thy most precious relic, and
lay it up, not in gold and silver shrine,
out in golden Heart a heart clothed
with gentle charity, with patience and
suitering submission. .Luther.
The humblest human creature is not
incapable of taking some part in the bat
tle which is continually coiner on be.
twecn the powers of good and those of
evil ; a battle in which every, even the
smallest, help to the right side has its
value in promoting the very slow and
almost insensible progress by which
good is gradually gaining ground from
evil, yet gaining it so visible at intervals
as to promise the not uncertain triumph
oi goou. John aiuart Mill.
It is a sad coincident that James Red-
path, who was so closely identified with
the Geary days in Kansas, should, just
at the moment when that state was cele
brating its continued eace and prosper
ity, disappear mysteriously. Born in
England, Itcdpalh connected himself in
his youth with the pioneers of abolition
in America. He was the friend and coun
sellor of John Brown. He was with him
at Harprr's Ferry. During the war of
the rebellion lieu path was a newspaper
correspondent, and it is a notable tact
in his record that he entered Charleston,
C, witn the first Union troops, lie
remained in Charleston to organize
schools for the negroes, for Redpath was
a consistent friend of the black through
all things. Two months after Charles
ton fell, he marched the colored children
of the city through its principal streets,
himself on horseback at their beau.
Stopping before the Charleston Hotel,
from whose broad balconies the leaders
of the reliellion had proclaimed the first
open act of treason, and placing himself
upon the very step where stood the liber
ty Dole of the South, he crave the word
of command and hundreds of little black
throats rent the air with the chorus of
John Brown." He gave a dinner in
Charleston to which he invited all the
prominent colored men of the city, and
with such of the Union officers and cor
respondents as were brave enough to ac
cept the invitation, sat down to the table
wiiu them, it was a daring thing to do
at that time and in that place. Since the
war Kedpatu has managed a lyceum bu
reau in Boston and New lork, aud
lately has combined operatic and theat
rical entertainments with his lecture en
terprises. He had conceived a novel
scheme in amusements which was to
give the people the het art at the cheap
est rates, but he was not Encouraged.
The life of this man, if it ever written,
will be as exciting as the most sensa
tional novel. Forney's Progress.
There has licen so much loose talk
about the total number of eggs a hen is
capable of laying, and her yearly yield
under rainy good treatment, mat it is a
satisfact'nui tq (vu.ue across something
iM-yond guesswork or mere inference on
the matter. The foundation of science
niHundn observation, and when a
scientist publishes a statement, it is pre
sumable that it is based on this founda
tion. Its accuracy, too, is confirmed, if
it is quoted wiui approval by otner men
with wide experience and knowledge on
the subject involved in it. Now, Geye
lin says, and Prof. Miles in his excellent
r.ork on stocK breeding, quotes mm
with approval : "It has been ascertain
ed that the ovarium of a fowl is com
posed of 000 ovales or eggs ; therefore a
hen, during the whole of her life, cannot
possibly lay more than 600, which, in a
uatural course are distributed over nine
years in the following proportions.
t year after birth S J SQ
" ....... JUL XU
11 - ias
100 -in
M . ...... 60 SO
.WW.""...".. .". bo " uo
u 85 40
15 SO
u I " 10
Inasmuch as experience demonstrates
that some breeds ot hens are vastly more
prolific than others, this statement, oi
course ,can be applicable only to the aver
age or poultry. uurai new xomer.
Tlie Paris Boulevard relates mat a
gentlemen once staying at a hotel in
Brittany lost his watch, and made' m-
auiries of the landlord, who went with
him the police, t here me landlord was
asked if he bad any lodgers against whom
suspicion was probable, lie replied
that two men boa arrived that morning.
had not registered their names, had gone
out and said they would not come back
until late at night, line oi mem, ne
went on to say .looked likes brigand. The
police consequently were on band when
the strangers returned to the hotel.
These strangers were Dean Stanley and.
Alfred I ennyson.
Much has been said of late of the
character of the reading of our youth
who have access to public libraries and
of tlie large proportion of novels and
fictitious literature that they 'select. It
is a serious Question whether it is a boon
to give them the unrestricted freedom of
our circulating libraries. Aaa u is aiso
a question whether parents and teachers
and guardians and librarians pay suffi
cient attention to the character of the
literature in which they Indulse. Id
England they are turning more attention
to this point. An experiment has been
going forward in Manchester for over a
vear that uiieht well be imitated here.
In two of the free libraries they provide
separate rooms for juvenile readers, and
with a ludicious selection of such books
as are attractive to boys, including
works on popular science, travels, his
tory, and biography, adventure, and
fiction. They are encouraged to visit
these rooms, and are advised in the
selection of books. The result is an
average attendance in one of these libra
ries of 150 each evening, and of 300 in
the other, and so greatly have they lie-
come interested in the bnsht antl in.
structive words provided for them that
the amount of lit-tion read bv them is
far less than in the average of other li
braries, lieine only about 34 her cent.
There is surely a hint here that mav
well be followed by the friends of our
boys in connection with our public libra
St. Louis Exposition.
St. Locis. Oct. 1. lhe Itockford. Ill-
Rifles, who arrived to-day to compete for
the military prizes at the exposition of
this county, and the Harris Guards, of
uayton, unio, were contestants here this
afternoon, and both acquitted themselves
The exposition is in complete order
now and is attracting a much larger at
tendance man at the opening. A large
number of people are here from the
country on both pleasure and business,
and the crowds at the fair proper this
week promise to be as great as any pre
vious year.
Cotton Burned.
Wilmington, N. C. Oct 1. Tlie
warehouses of me Wilmington Compress
Company burned. Thirteen hundred
bales of cotton and a new hydraulic
press are badly damaged. Williams &
Murchison. Kerchener & Coldner Bros..
and Lilley Bros, are the heaviest losers.
The total estimated loss is $110,000; ful
ly insured.
Irish Labor Troubles.
London, Oct. 1. An affray near Cas-
tlcbar, Ireland, in which two men are
reported killed, is believed to lie an
agrarian outrage. It is reported that
four men fired on the Marquis of Sligo's
agent, and that fire was returned. Ac
counts of the affair are very conflicting.
The Marquis of Headford, and agents,
nave received letters mreaiening uiem
with death unless rents are reduced.
Spanish Justice.
Madrid, Oct. l.-lt is officially an
nounced that the government ot San
Domingo will dismiss the military offi
cers who caused to be shot two insurgent
Dominican generals who were taken last
winter from a Spanish vessel at Plata, on
board of which they hail gone for refuge,
and will pay an indemnity to the heirs
of the slaughtered generals.
A Fight with the Indians.
MilkRivek, Col., Sept. 29. Thorn
burg's command was attacked in a bad
canon at noon to-day one mile south of
here, on our march to the Agency. We
retreated in good order to a wagon train,
where we are now, intrenching our
selves. The facts as far as possible up
to 3:uo p. m: Thornburg was killed in
stantly during the retreat ; ('apt, Payne
wounded in two places slightly; Lieu
tenant Paddock and Captain Grime also
painfully but not dangerously wounded ;
ten enlisted men and wagon master Aic
Kinstry killed, and at least twenty-five
men and teamsters wounded. The com
mand is now very well sheltered, but
now and then are heard the guns of new
hostiles who have just arrived. Our
poor mules and horses are getting it all
around, lhe red devils tired the grass
around us to burn us out.
Sept. 29, 5 p. m. Our courier, Joe
Rankin, has vol u tee red to carry dispatch
es to Raw una
Later Sept. 29, 9 p. m. We are still
holding our position. Ji,very man is
digging trenches, hauling out the dead
animals for defense to-morrow, for we
fully expect them back at davlight.
31 r. Gordon, whose Ireight outtlt ol
Indian supplies was near us when the
fierht commenced, has been burned by
the fire, also the company wagon of
Company F, Fifth Cavalry. Captain
Payne had his horse Killed, ami j-iicutcn
ant Cherrv's was also shot during the
retreat. Captain Llnwood and Lieuteu
ant Cherry are unhurt, though men were
killed all around mem. aooui inree-
fourthsof our horses antl mules have
been been killed. Should reinforce
ments reach us in five days, we can hold
out very well with our supplies and
The Aeronauts' Fate .
St. Louis. Oct. 1. No tidinsrs have
vet been received of the whereabouts of
Prof. Wise and his companion, George
Burr, who left here in a balloon last
Sunday, and the opinion is growing
strons that they have met the same fate
as Donaldson and Grimwood, who as
cended from Chicago two or three years
uoiu a orue
Philadelphia, Oct. 1. At the United
States sub-treasury today all the pay
ments of the interest on the four per cent
loan were made in gold coin. Gold was
also given in payment of all currency
obligations on account of the accumula
tion, oi coin in tne vaults.
Washington. Oct. 1. The following
statement in relation to the closing of the
four per cent, loan is issued by tlie
treasury department :
All accounts with depository banks
disbursing officers, postmasters and oth
er officers for the proceeds of the four
per cent, bonds have been closed, wimoui
the loss of a dollar, AH tue proceeds
have been paid into the treasury except
the called bonds and coupons now in
transit from tlie government's agent in
The amount of called bonds outstand
ing and not yet presented for payment is
2S.971.800. all of which bonds are pro
vided for bv cash in the treasury, except
$676,050. for which an equal amount of
lour percent, minus oi me uuum ouum
are retained in me department unsoiu.
It is believed that this amount and per
haps more of the called bondswill not be
presented for payment within a year,
and the reserved bonds will only be sold
as needed. The aggregate or the lour pel
cent, bonds sold is if740,47,uau.
He Won't nave It.
Boston. Oct 1. Judge J. Q. Abbott
declines the nomination for governor by
the straight-out Democrats.
The Belolt Gazette
Beloit. Kan.. Oct. 1. The Bcloit
Gazette changed hands to-day, Mr. Geo
W.Anderson retiring, the paper having
been purchased by Messrs. Brewster and
Cameron. John uouiter, lormeriy
the Leavenworth Times, assumes the
editorial and business management.
Exasperating to Grembarkers-
London. Oct. 1. The Financier says
The exchange on New York hag again
sunk to a bullion point- l is expected
mat the iau,ouu remaining on me in am
et from Australian consignments oi
2QCLQQa will sro to America. In the
meantime me x rencn urain oi cum
. . . . 1 I L 1 1
the United States seeing to have assumed
aomethinir of its former magnitude.
laree sum is stated to have left Havre
yesterday, and there is reason to believe
that the directors of the bank of France
have decided on an advance premium of
one per mille for the purpose of check
ing the out-flow. This determination
havin? obtained credence in Paris, it
being anticipated. Igr large withdrawals
lor LrPniion,
FaUle Debt Statement
Washington, Oct 1. The public debt
statement shows a decrease Tor rv-ptein
ber of t2.5C3.751 : cash in the treasury.
$23,478,679; gold and silver cerljmuites
$18,132,750; legal teuders outstanding,
S346.C8l.0lU: fractional currency 1.
147.503 ; refunding certificates, $3,S8,
Cheaper Telegraph.
New Yobk. Oct I. Tlie Western
Union teleirraph company has rcdm-ed
the tariff to $3 to all points where U has
been above $3 for too words. Beginning
the 1st of November, all offices of the
comrmnv will be made half rate offices.
Only principal offices are now half rate
Thc Bloodthirsty Ctes.
Rawlins, Wy Oct 1. The following
particulars are obtained from a courier
WnO DTOUgnt u ii&u:ucB I tolu tpuu
Payne after the fight : Maj. Thornburgh'
expedition against tlie hostile Utc Indi
ans, when within seventy miles of tlie
agency, halted for the night on the HGih
il, ami the Major sent GratTlon Jjowrev.
one of life scouts, to the agency to com-
; . -. 1 -i ' . ,
uiuuicute w uu inc ageui and sec now mat
ters stood. He found the utmost excite
ment anil confusion prevailing. The
Tndians hatl sent all their old men and
omen and children south to the Blue
river. 1 he warriors were decorated and
painted in usual war style. They were
about to murder Agent Sleeker, but Low
rey prevailed on them them not to com
mit the deed. Meeker told Lowrcy that
he attempted to leave the agency with
is family, but was prevented by the ln
ians;that the Indians signified their
readiness for war, and seemed anxious
tor the approach ot the troops. They
then made another attempt to kill Meek
er and fire the buildings, but were a sec
ond time prevailed upon to desist. Low-
rey then attempted to return to the
command, but was informed that he
must remain, but after giving them a
numlier of assurances ot his iieaceable
mission he was allowed to depart, but
as accompanied by about thirty war
riors, who rode with him a numlier of
miles and then left. Lowrey arrived at
the command, then near Milk creek, on
the evening of the 2Nth, and gave Maj.
hornburgh the aliove accouuu
The next morning, the 29th, the com
mand advanced under the guidance of
Joe Rankin, who is well acquainted with
the country. About nine o'clock in the
morning Rankin discovered fresh Indian
signs, and having arrived at a conon
through which the road passed, and which
would anord an excellent opportunity
for an ambush, he led the command
around over the hill and over an old trail
well known to him. By this movement
he saved the lives of the command, for
on arriving on the top of the hill he saw
the Indians in ambush, ou either side ot
the canon through which the road pas
sed. Thornburirh formed his men in
line and awaited an attack. He was re
peatedly urged to fire ou the Indians, but
refused" to do so, saying hisorders would
not lustily an attack., two Indians now
rode up to within one hundred yards,
dismounted, anil with savage yells, tired,
shooting Capt. Payne through tlie arm.
At this signal the Indians gave the war-
whoon and the battlecominenccd. 1 uorn-
burgh now found he was surrounded and
he ordered a charge, which he gallantly
led iu person, and succeeded in cutting
his way out. but, when withiu live bun
dred yards of his wagon he fell dead with
two bullets throuch his brain. t'apt
Pa-ne now took command, and the bat
tle was caried on until eight o'clock p.
in., the troops using their wagons and
animals as breastworks. The Indians
fell back a short distance and went to
camp. During the tight Jjowrey was
The casualties arc about as follows:
Maior Thornburgh. Lowrey and thirteen
enlisted men, the wagon-master, Melvine-
try, anil one teamster, were killed, aud
ANolfe and thirtv-five men wounded.
Thornburgh's liody had jiot been recov
ercd when Rankin left with the dispatch
Capt. Payne had fortified his ptisiiion
and thought he could hold it till the
arrival of reinforcements, in case they
were sent promptly. General Merritt
will arrive to night and leave immediate
ly with a irood force,
A Pout one liuuured anu nny neati oi
horses and mules were killed by the in
Later. It is now reported that Agent
Meeker aud family and all employes
have lieen murdered, and the agency
buildings destroyed, but his report lacks
confirmation. Settlers from Snake ant
Beer rivers are flocking in here lor sate
ty, and considerable excitement prevails,
OtiDKN, Utah, Oct. 1. Major Bryant,
ol the Fourteenth infantry, with lou
companies, left this afternoon for the
relict of Major 1 hornburirh s command
Thev will leave Kaukins to-morrow.
Lost at Sea.
Boston, Mass., Oct. 2. A private dis
patch received here yesterday slates that
the iron ship I'liilosopner. wiiien saneti
from Calculla Sentemlier 1st. for here
with a general cargo, the estimated
value of which is $200,000, is reported
foundered w hen five days out. She was
insured largely in Boston and New York
i ai leu in.
New Youk, Oct. 1. The Mercantile
Mutual, one of the oltlest marine insur
ance companies here, yesterday virtual
ly ended its business career, nonces
having lieen sent to all its customers to
cancel their policies and not to coverany
risks on and after the 1st oi uctooer.
Adirondack Murray.
New Haven, Oct. 1. A meeting of
the creditors of the Rev. W. II. H. Mur
ray was held at Guilford yesterday, aud
Alfred G. Hull appointed trustee. Sena
tor O. 1 1. Piatt, who appeared for two
parties that had endorsed Murray's
notes, said ho was of the opinion that
Murray's assets would have paid all the
creditors had he beeu given time, and
had they lieen prudently managed.
Murray was not present, and it was
stated by a friend that he (Murray) be
lieved ins creditors to oc ioo uisaiiccieu
to desire his appearance.
Tellow Fever Notes.
MieMini8.Tenn.. Oct. 3. Eleven cases
in all six white and five colored were
reported to the board of health to-day.
One death occurred to-day.
Ex-mpress Eugenie.
London. Oct. 3. Many eminent Bo-
napartists have arrived here to endeavor
to cttect a reconciliation tietween ex-
Empress Eugenie and Prince Jerome
More About tin; I'tes
Cheyenne. W. T.. Oct. 2 A person
who came in on the east liound train says
that a party, composed of Gen. lyner,
assistant postmaster geueral, J. W.
Hoyt," Governor of Wyoming; J. Iv.
Hayford, postmaster of Laramie City,
and the editor of tlie Laramie Sentinel,
two cooks and an escort oi eight soldiers,
are with the beleagured troops on &lHk
The party started first for the North
Park, but turned aside on the warning
of the settlers" that the Ltes were in
arms, and then went to Elk mountain.
The Indians were again too thick, and
the party joined Thornburgh's command
just as the hunting party passed them
on their way to tue ran roan, wno gave
them information.
Two freighters named Kinney anil
Gardner, who recently were engaged in
hauling Capt. Dodd's companies to
to Steamboat Springs, from Middle Park,
arrived here from North Park this morn
ing. They report seeing Iresh Indian
signs through, the Park and meta young
Arapahoe buck, who told them that the
Arapahocs had joined the Utes lor the
purpose of driving the colored soldiers
'apt. Dodge's com pony out of the Park.
They think the Indians were aliout to
to proceed to Steamboat Springs to at
tack Dodge, when Thornburgh's ap
proach attracted their attention and
they attacked him instead.
Denver, Oct 3. The southern Ulea
are mostly peaceable. The discontented
ones are supposed to lie with the band
that attacked Thornburgh. No trouble at
the southern agency is anticipated, as
there are troojm' enough to protect the
settlers now. News from the seat of war
comes here by way of Laramie ami Chey
enne that there were no aggressions on
the reservation of the northern Utes by
miners. Tlie North Park miners arc
some ways from the reservations.
General Tvner All Ki-lit
Washington, Oi-ioln-r 3. This after
noon the following telegram was received
at the post office department:
Lakamib Citv, Wy., October 8.
Postmaster General Key, Washington :
We are here safe " ami sound. Hare
seen no Indians uor hail any trouble. I
will be home next week.
Jas. X. Tyker.
. Assistant Postmaster General.
Washington Items.
Wamiinoton, Oct. 2. Arrears Of pen
sion claims to the f.e.m ot $30,734,
507 have been, sbUlcd up to OctoW-r 1st
The average Amount of arrears in each
case settled was $545. The whole num
ber of cases settled in September is 13,
287. It is estimated that there are still
NO. 41.
about six or seven thousand pensioners
entitled to arrears, whose cases have not
been settled. Settlements hereafter can
not lie made as rapidly ns heretofore, lie
cause of the great numlier of cases in
which there is no title to the nrrc-ir
which must le examined in search for
those iu which there is a title.
It is stated for the information of all
pensioners who believe themselves en
titled to arrears, and who do not receive
notice of the settlement of their claims
ither by allowance or rejection by
November 1st, that they can hasten a
settlement by writing a letter to the
office giving again the numlier of their
pension ccrtihcates and their present
postollice addresses. It is almost cer
tain that the $2o0,000,000 appropriated
will be sufficient to cover arrears which
were due upon pensions allowed previous
to January 25th, 1879.
ineroiiowing is tne coinage oi the
United States mints for September : Gold,
133,532 pieces, value $11,869,120; silver,
2,396,200 pieces, value, $2,396,092; min
ers, 1,469,150 pieces, value $14,694; total,
3,998,912 piecos; total value $4,279,906.
At a meeting ot the Washington Mon
ument Society to-day, a letter was read
from Dom Pedro, "Emperor of Brazil,
formally presenting the society with the
stones which he has sent to this country
to be placed in the monument.
The Opinion of Carl Kt-liurz on the l ies.
St. Louis, Oct. 3. Secretary Schurz
arrived here unexju-cledly this forenoon,
and will hasten ou to "Washington to
night to look after important matters
waiting his attention. It was intended
bv a number of German societies and
citizens generally to give him a formal
reception, but the necessity tor his im
mediate return to Washington has com
pelled the postiKinement ot the compli
ment until some lulure time.
When asked by a Post-Dispatch reporter
what he thought ot the outbreak by the
tte Indians in t'olorado, he replied that
he knew nothing aliout it except what he
had seen in the newspapers, and when
asked if it was not by the failure of the
government to pay them money past due,
he said, "rso. jur. -Meeker is agent lor lhe
Lte reservation, and we have the fullest
confidence in him. I liclicve he lias Ih-cii
entirely honest with the Indians under
his charge. 1 think the trouble arose
from the encroachment of the white set-
tiers and especially the miners, who
were prospecting for gold and silver
mines. 1 he Indians saw they were
gradually losing their reservation anil
they grew desperate about it. lhe ap
pearance oi tlie soldiers was tne signal
for an outbreak, aud the country knows
the result."
When quest ioncd us to what he thought
of the condition ol the Indians generally
he replied: "lam well pleased. Many
ot them arc making considerable pro
gress in civilization. 1 was especially
srratified at the Sioux agencies. 1 he
only place where there is any trouble is
in the Lte country, ami that arises lroni
the causes 1 mentioned and not from any
lock of good faith on the part of tl
No Tidings from the Lust Balloonist.
St. Louis, Octolier3. It having been
announced that the balloon in whicl
Prof. Wise and Mr. Burr left here last
Sunday was old, unsound anil perhaps rot-
ten.and that in conseouencc ot this it was
likely that some serious mishap may have
occured to the aeronauts, James F. Dow
ney, son-in-law ot jur. Wise, who resides
at Louisiana, Missouri, the home of the
Professor, denies these assertions and
states that tlie "Pathfinder" was an en
tirely new balloon and bad never been
used liefore and was one of the best eve
made. Mr. Downey advances no theory
as to what has become ot lhe voyagers
but says if they are lost it is not because
the balloon was old or rotten or the net
ting weak, nor liecatise there was. not
enough gas in the globe.
The Globe-Democrat correspondent at
Bunker Hill. Ills., aliout thirty-two milt
northeast from here, writes that he saw
Wise's balloon pass there at unit half-past
six o'clock, Sunday evening. From tin
point the balloon took a course almost cii
rectly north, and was s-cn later in the eve
ning aliout ten miles nw.-iy.
lict ween Bunker II ill ami Carlmvill
there is a very w ide ami rugged region
fifteen or twenty miles in extent, know
as Macoupin Creek Bottom, heavily tin
bored and almost uninhabited. J he re
appears to be a bare possibility that th
balloon descended in this dense wild
ness, and thai the aeronauts may huv
lieen so seriously injured that they hav.
not been able to get out ol it. An ex
dition to explore this wild section !
country may lie organized.
Criminal Cari'lessni'Ks.
Detroit, Mich., Oct. 2. An Adrai
special to the Detroit Post gives the par
ticulars ot an accident that occurred at
the county fair at that city this afternoon
About 2,000 people had assembled in t h
newly erected grand stand to witness the
races, when it gave way with a eras I
The front part fell outward, and the back
tell into the river, and precipitated
the mass ot people among I he ruins
Work was at once commenced to extr
cate the dead and wounded, ami the oper:
house was 0ieneil anil many dead am
wounded as fast as extricated were con
vcyed there.
Dkthoit, Oct 3. Further particulars
from the terrible disaster which occurred
at the Adrain lair grounds yesterday
give the total number of deaths from the
accident so far as sixteen. The seriously
injured numlier seven ty-iive, some of
whom the physicians say cannot live the
day through.
I he architect ol the grand stand struct
ure is the person blamed for the occur
rence ot this fatal causality. 1 he stand
was built unusually high to admit of a
space for the exhibition of wagons and
carriages underneath, and the timlwrs
were simply spiked together instead ol
being mortised ami braced.
The best antl rlieaocst in the worl I Hr
null's Cough Syrup co.U yon only routs,
antl if itilocs not euro your Cough you can xel
vour money hark.
Delinquent Tax List.
Notiue is hereby Riven that a much of each
tract ol laml or town lot ile--i iln-.l iu the lol
loving list, anil situate! in I. von county,
Kansas, an may lie necessary lor that urMM.
will, on the fourth Motl.t, thu miw lit-m;
the twenty --euth tlay o October, Is.i i
soM by me at public and ion. at my uilu-o in
the city of Luioria, In sanl Lyon county, for
the Jeliuuueiit charge thervou.
Tlta-llier of V.1UU wii.t. Kansas.
S. T. K.
M X of ne V 81 l'J 12
Ne oTw ; : l'J 1.1
Commencing at northeast corner ot
Itenj. llrown'n laml; I hence cant
rodf, thence outh 2S roils;
thence west 87 ; roils; thence
north isu rod to beginning, o
acres in 21 l'J 12
Coiuuiencinr at noith west corner of
A. Mundar'a land; thence we-t
17 rods, "I links; thence south
HO 4-10 roils; thence east 17 ro.lv,
Tl links; thence north Mo 4 10 nl
to beKinninir, except 5 acre to ii.
1. Maxson and J . Uuiau 10 90 VI
K or se hi : lu in
K ii or nw tl 2U lu
Kiaiuria City Lot 12 West street.
A niericus tawnsite Block 3. lots 10 antl II ;
block , lot 1 ; block Ut. lot 11; block , lot
10; block SM, lot 15; fractional block 4. lol 5.
Lot No. 1 in ner see. !, town IS, ranc 4.
1 1 art lord towusitc lilock 21, lota 4. ii. 8. t .
8 M'l . ws:n4.
In the IHHrict Court ol Ijua county, Kan
aa: It . T. (ireen A S linerricr, partners a The
Chicago Lumber CO.,
J. If. Lngue ami Mis. Irue. wife of delend
aut, J. ii. Logue, wIhm full name is un
known to these plxiutiffs, and the unknown,
heir of tiershain C Waldo.
I'ursuant to the order of said court, all or
sahl defendant are notilt.it (Wat the names
of the parties antl court are as al ove staled,
anI that Ihey fcave been silts I and that they
niist answerthe petition which the plainiilT.
have tiled against them, on or Ixsiore Hatur
lay, November 8. 18711, or said petition Will l
taken as true and Judgment rendered accord
it K'fi K'vmtt sa tl plaintiff a personal Judtf
n-iit arainst k-fend.-int, J ll . 1ijtim, lor
;iu .i9. and interest I hereon at It per cciil.
per annum from August fi, !7H, antl let c-l-.
on bis pr.ua isoijr note of lhac dibits, and lhat
aid jixl.-ment te decreed to, lie a ecillc lien
WfMHi lhe sooth hnlroj" tao MHitheast ii.trlcr
of section l ami lite north half of lhe mo l.
eat quarter of section St, all in township Ik
of range 11 in Lyon county. Kansas, ami that
all said neiuadantA be barrel and foreclosed
from having or asserting any title to or in
terest in sattl real estate; and that said plain
tiff's lien be decreed to be prior antl sueri.ir
to all others; anil that salt! real estate le
sold to par aaitl judgment and satisfy saitl
lien. fcUCK KELLOUU,
w39tS. Attorney a for I'lainUlT. ,
rrnusirKD every fkidat at
Terms- 1.50 per Year, In Advanrr.
All time not paid fur in advance is at the
rate oi ft per year.
WV. Uooiiis 1 ami S fncnoer lllix-k. Coun
eil Urove, Kansn. ill jirarlico iu all Mate
ami Knleral Courts. ti-ll
JAY BUCK. L.. B. KlLLOtiti.
ATTOB.VKYS AT LAW, Mu..iia, H:ina.
Illice in Nfcs hlovk.
ATTOUNEYS AT LAW. Will nrat the iu
all tliti btaltiaml Ic1lt:U courts.
l:CllKLI.Elt & lt.U 11K1.I.KU,
loiial Haul;, i:iniori.-. Kas.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. KmiK.rm. Kansas.
will prat-tii-u in tho several I imru ol l.voii.
s.ifte, i ouey, Orecnwootl. I liase, Harvey.
Marion, ami Morris count ics.kansas ; in Hit)
liproim' Court of the M.-ttc. an iu itiu k'ctl
rl I tno ta lor tho District ol Kansas.
LAW OKFIt'K. Front rooms
limicroll block. K in (nil 1. 1. Kansas.
ATTOKStVSAT LAW. Kmiioris. Kf,n
Will urttctifo iu all the St.ito ami Fi-tli-ral
Courts. uOii-e in N Ks hluuk.
ihONS. Having lot-ateil it i uiai.ini K in
Kiiikii la, ono ol us u ill lie in ttiuMuiit al -
icnilunce at our otlice. ovrrliKiNtiK sruki.
K. ALLtN u ill k no rcial attention to .h
:iMs ul icuiales unit ctiiMreu . u -Ui.
C. S. .NKI.I.IS, M. II.,
l I S. Kllivf ut tlie lcl.lciu-c f. Mrs
lu.U-c KilL'Klc-. wl'.il
DIJ. w. w. iui:i;kn,
OKFK'K liver lunla .V Iii'a. CanL
.IOil A. MOOliK,
IHYMtlA.N AMI MiliUtilN -luce u
Ills iruv store. No. lrs Commercial M.
L. I). .lACOllS, JI. I.,
OV'KICK in rerlcy A ltyitcr's UriiR
IMlYsICIAN ASH M'kliKON. Lninoria.
Kansas. Uilit eat Mslcr's ilrinr store.
UK. .1. W. EII.KIXS,
Formerly resident ihvsie.i:iii ami surireon
ol Men-v lio.-iilal, t lucao, Illinois, ami lulo
t;ovei mucu! surgeon til I'ouiutr., Illinois, ha-.
ii-maiiciiily locuu-it at Kmioria, Ration:, to
jiraeliee his (troiession. Cails ruui2't!y at
umtcl to in the citv or counti'v. tlilice in
Lski-ile Idotrk, iiorLUtil t'iist National Hank.
Kiiiioii.i, Kansas. tll'.Hl-w-ii
!S K. MlKTlU.MiTO.N.
l'KNl'Al, S-CIHihON. Kuuu-ru. Kansu.-
Illllee otcr ciiaue slurc. wu!i Allen &
Thoni psott. til ItWnol - u 21t I .
in;. J s. i.A Risit. i na. tin nik s. lawkknck
Oculist aud Aur
L, I Obstetrics ami Hiscuso
3 ti
I ol W omen .
V. 1L KOI 1".
AS Ay iOIS.-TLTRIl l.N, i:ea.-
mi;. I'Voii o
inuce 1st ttoor ol post
-alls tlay or mejit. oS-tl
W 111 alu nil
OlhVc al II. W . Mci;iiiit-,s.teal estate oilu'e, in
rear ol KniHU-i.t National it. ink. i2.ti.
j ii. v iLiirrK. i. v. s ,
Lui'uiiuatc of American Veterinary ( oili-e
Yel o r i i j a v y S 1 1 "'
Ollice is at Joseiili Teak's l.arn, on ( onsli-
tulioii streat
A II 'It senses ol' animals i
lully treated.
V. Kill .1. II. W 1 1. II i'l'K.
JjlllAMK Met' A IN,
Haiii and Ornamental
Plasterer !
Em i
ottiA, Kansas.
Materials liiruislteil ami work lone
notice In tht; Iw-st manner.
ti:ai iinii i:
) WO UK I X; l'AC
IMrtux ami stitr.ilir;il iins lor all
kilols of
hutMnitfh I'nriiilti'il. Mil; in mv liimlicr.
uiitl ".m Kive low limine s u all couirarts.
Y aci-oi v niul ttitj mi onmim-ial Mirot,
i h trill ol St'viniLh AvtMim, KiitHiri;t.
iJive uic u call. fe. . tsVU A 4. 1 : K.
g. w. durkin & g. w. bark.
Carpenters 6c Builders
Have oint ,1 ii . in I lie huiMini; line, Oii'ir
cai-.ci.ler shop, Ih-Iuci-ii 7th niul Mh aventit,
I oiinnt-Kl.il sin it Will take country work
as low as lilt; Ion est . l.ivt; us u cull. " i
I'. 'I ll LIS,
lioot sir.tl Slioe Maker.
All kiinls of I--.mi1. Wear ina-le to nr-li-r in
tin; licst sty le. He iairiui; tromiilly uiu-mlcil
to. shot on west suit; ol' t'nuimcivial il.. a
lew tltnirs soulli ol bill avenue
j)MIL. tl. II LI LAI A N,
A Oo-l Stock
always on
Iian.l nt Lowest
Repairing Dune Neatly and Cheap.
Foundry and Machine Shop!-!
.iosi:iii c. .ioni:s, irp.
Manufacturer nt Iron Fronts I. an. I liolli-r.
Iron Flower staii'l-. Fum y ISrackcls. Aqua
riums, ami every tle-'criplioii or Iron uml
lirasH Castings Machinery uml Lotlcr re
pairing a KM.-ci.illy. I orit-sMtniU;ncA solic
Itotl. l;tl.
Central Liycry, Feci and Sale Stables
Hit! llittst KXTEKrllVB Ks-TABI.ISUMKNT in
Siiitiuks KsNHArt. iNtulile and nui
teams, with the best and nicest carriages and
l.nt-Ki' s in the oily, reaily at ail times. Alno,
sail. lit; horses for ladies aud i-entli nit-n.
Buys ami bells horses, buggies and car
riages. F.spccial attention given to hoarding horses
by week.
Horseshoeing and Repairing.
Mki iianics St., kkt. ;tii and 7th At.
Kiuporiit, Ku,
'.ii t i i -.( ami w.iHons made to order. All
kinds ol rcpuiriMp and johhluK lionc in Ihn
best manlier by skilliul workmen. I'ric
very reasonable Wc invite uu inspection nt
mir iiurk uml guarantee fcaUsinctinn . t ome
.-,it sc.- ii, . UY AN & IDNShK.
Alt t LLOI ;ll Si CO,
Staple and Fancy (Jrori'riYs!
of all kinds taken ia exchange, for kkI.
two doors alove the Pot Office.
Dealers in Meats of all Kinds!
The I test antl
(heie.t Meat
Mrket In
Have now on hand ami TorsMiecheap a larKii
Amount of I'ork, Ham. Miouttier and Ji.u on,
thoroughly salusl. cured and mBt-d, ami
etiual to lhe very Itest lhat ran le found any
where. They havf also- a large onaniity oi
lard, by the barrel or iumi. t all ami see
All order receive prompt al (ciilion. antl
ilea lers are pari iciilarly rc"i"lc,l lucni- us
a cull. '1 he lieHt or ICeef. Mutton and l eaf,
as usual, kept at our market, on west side of
t omiucrcial slrtet. opiiosilc I. .. Knipoiia.
hai.su A'l'lhllft IIKUMA.N
Pays Ttxee. redeems lands tii' fur faxes
Will noiift parties amount i tax due
in fiute to save ulty.
Weiul New Y'-rk ehse or I. . orth-r.
T Ukckiith vnt bv t.'fctl'B Man. o
Urc-Kirr or Money-.
F.uc.l.-e stamp, description of lands and iost
ollice address.
Ceal Kstate b--Jght and Sold on Commission.
Call on or address
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