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EMPORIA, FRIDAY, OCT. 10, 1879.
REPUBLICAN CODNTY TICKET. lcrk WM. F. KWING. lV.aurer I. W.KAbTNAN. Krgistcrof Ieed W. J. JONES. bliuriir J. B. MOON. Coroner W. W. UIlilSKN Mirveyor II. 1IIISBKN. Coinraiudoner 11. liOLMEa. The bullion consignments from Lon don for this country Friday amounted to 173,000. Zach Chandler Is hunting in Ohio with liis gun loaded for bar but finds large game scarce. The papers are all poking fun at the David Davis party. Paunch, brothers, paunch with care. Hawkeye. The Oil City Derrick thinks that a man who has listened to as many lec tures as James llcdpath would be likely to go crazy. The leading dealers and Japer manu factures of the west have had a meeting and decided to advance the prices of all grades of paper. Frank D. Moulton, "the mutual friend," has been expelled from the New York Produce Exchange "for conduct inconsistent with the just and equitable principles of trade." The last cruel blow to Thunnan as a presidential aspirant is to have the Oko. lona States express a decided preference for him on account of his "sterling Dem ocratic principles." The addition to the national bank cir culation, as shown by the report of the Comptroller of the Currency, has been at the rate of about a million dollars a month for eleven months past. During September the increase wan nearly three and a half millions. " Monday's testimony lefore the In galls committee bore down on Hortou and his friends. From a perusal of it one would think llorton was beingtricd. This is strange when we reflect that the virtue and purity of the state, it has been stated, were all on that side. Apropos of the Wise balloon affair, a correspondent recalls an ascension made from St. Louis, twenty years ago; that the party crossed Lake Ontario, and lauded in the uninhabited woods of Can- nil a, and who owed their safety to being found by a party of trappers, who con ducted them to civilization. He thinks the pieseut navigators may have struck the same winds. A dispatch to the St. Louis Globe Democrat says that the presence and speeches of Senator Blaine in the cam paign in Ohio have created a perfect wave of enthusiasm , that it has not only strengthened the class of voters who have lccn alllictcd with greenback doubts, but even the patriarchs of the party, who long ago gave over the management of niluirs to younger hands, have been stirred up by his eloquence, so that the result will be to bring out the largest vote that has been polled in Ohio for years. Topcka has had a very lively week of it since last Saturday. The Presidential party was tendered an ovation in the capital last Saturday by a large number of citizens from all over our state ; the Ingalls investigating committee has at tracted Us crowd and a lively interest likewise; the Shawnee county fair has had an interesting and successful exhibi tion, and the veteran soldiers of Kansas have met in a monster reunion, during which they were addressed by General John A. Logan, who indulged in many interesting reminiscences of the war of the rebellion. The final payments of the four per cent, loan were made on Tuesday of last week by the First National bank of New York. The payments for bonds sold in the United States were completed last week, and it was expected that the pay ments for bonds sold abroad would be made in London, but on account of the small supply in that market of called bonds and coupons, it became necessary to pay a balance of $3,331,000 in money, which the treasury department declined to receive in London in cold, and this amount was therefore paid over in New York, and deposited with the assistant treasurer of the United States. This payment is the end of the four per cent, settlement, and from this time the treas ury will gradully return, by the redemp tion of called bonds, some $20,000,000 of money now withdrawn from use. The first numU'r of the Kansas State Journal, formerly the Topeka Blade, has appeared on our table. Mr. Alfred L. Newell, of Chicago, of Little Corporal fame, has removed to Topeka and bought a half interest of Mr. Reed, and the paper has lccn materially enlarged and improved, as well as changed in name. In a rather ambitious bow to his patrons Mr. Sewell announces him self as a stalwart Republican who be lieves in spelling Nation with a big "X," and makes some promises which if carried out will cause the Slate Jour nal to take rank among our most influen tial Kansas papers. We extend our most hearty well wishes for the success of the new undertaking. The Oakland Tribune gives the fid lowing reason why Dennis Kearney wilted in regard to his Grant elngy threat: "Captain Jack Crawford, the post scout, is a great admirer of General Grant, as of all military men. When he heard of Kearney's threat he became rxcitod and went to Kearney's headquar ters to interview the 'hero of Santa An na alone. Not finding him there, Craw. ford thundered out the following message to Kearney's representative: 'Tell him that if he ever burns General Grant in cillery, or even attempts to perpetrate that ' indignity, I will make it my individual business to kill him. Jack's reputation for veracity in the handliug of weapons is good, and therefore Kearney craw. fished." Judge L. D. Bailey, whom every old Kansan knows, has renounced all con nectiou with the Greenbackers of Doug las county, and in a column and a half of the Lawrence Journal, denounces the fusion with democrats and sore-heads in terms almost as explicit and emphatic as did Elder Mitchell a few days since, when he exclaimed : "No league with the Devil no alliance with Hell!" As an illustration of the tone of his letter, we append the followingcbuUition of his dis gust over the way the Greenbackers have managed things in Douglas county: "The central committee has been tarn. percd with. Old blue-bellied Democrats were toisicu into its memuersiiip, and weak-kneed Greenbackers were seduced into a plan of "miscegenation" that has at last culminated in the disgraceful re sult wc now witness. " There ain't many "blue-bellied Demo crats" foisted iuto the rauks of the Re publican party, J udge. For months this year there has not been a drop of water in the Rio Grande for a distance of 500 miles. There is great suffering of the people in that dis trict in consequence. Secretary Sherman says if the present Congress is economical the public debt can be reduced $50,000,000 next year. He has already saved $14,000,000 of expenditure by the reduction of inter est. Simultaneously 'with the announce ment of another rush of innocence over Tilden comes the news that the peanut crop is a half-million bushels larger than it was last year. lUis is evuieniiy a great year for the reform and other cir cuses. N. Y. Tribune. With a view to collecting the statistics as to the number of borrowers from the tanks and as to the average amount of loans, the Comptroller 'of the cur rency has directed that all national banks hereafter incorporate in their reports the number and their average. Similar data is required by the French government to be furnished by the banks of that country. The official vote of Maine gives Davis, Republican, 69,110; Smith, Greenbacker, 48,077; Garcelon, Democrat, 21,841. This leaves Davis 808 short of a majori ty over both. The combined vote of Democrats and Greenbackers is 31G more than last year, and the Republican vote has been increased 12,570. The legislature being Republican in both branches, will elect Davis governor. Major Thomas T. Thornburgh, who was killed by the Ute Indians, while leading his command of three compa- niesof cavalry on Milk river, on the 20th ult., was born in Tennessee, and first saw military duty during the late civil war. In September, 1801, he enlisted as private in the Sixth Regiment of Ten nessee Volunteers. He was in the scr vice from that time until August, li l. During this term he served for the lirsi five months as a private, tor two months as sergeant-major, and for the remainder of his term in service as lieutenant and adjutant. He took part in the battle of Mill Springs; was with the Union army w hen Gen. Morgan made his celebrated retreat from Cumberland Gap to the Ohio River; and participated in the bat tle of Stone River. At the close of the war he was attached to the regular ser vice, being ordered to the frontier on May 23d, 1878. He became major of the Fourth Infantry at Fort Steele, Wyoming, holding this commission till June 29lh of last year. Since that time he has done scouting duty, his knowledge of the country which he has scouted and hunt ed over making him especially fitted for this duty. I MM ENS ETRANSACTION S. The height at which the speculative fever is running, savs the New York Mercantile Journal, may be inferred from the statement that the total sales at the Board for the week ending last Saturday were 2,00a,2U5 shares. A. single uays business is stated at 474,000 shares, which is the largest on recond for any single day since the hours were fixed at from 10 A. M. to 3 r. M. In the height of the panic of 1873 the largest recorded day's business was 419,000 shares. Erie led in the speculation, 170,000 shares having changed hands. Of Northwest, 28,7."i0 were bought and sold ; of New Jersey Central, 28,000 ; of Delaware, Lackawan na and Western, 27,000 ; of Lake Shore, 21,000; of Wabash, 20,000; of Michigan Central, 17,000; of St. Paul, lS.SftO; of Ohio and Mississippi, 14,400; of Union Pacific, 10,000, and of Delaware and Hudson, 10,000. The movement was up ward, except for the canal stocks. MORE FORGERY AND FABRI CATION. The Kansas City Times cheekily re marks that it is the only paper which gives a "fair" report of the investigation. We have shown heretofore some of its spe cific forgeries and fabrications, and have now to call attention to another ana still more infamous one. The Times' report states that Maj. Hood, of the Emporia National Bank, testifies that he paia to Mr. Danford five thousand dollars in per son at one time, and that he (Danford) ob tained ten thousand dollars more irom the bank both during the Senatorial canvass. What Aiaj. Hood really testin ed to was that Danford did not obtain any money from him ; that the ten thousand dollars was obtained from the Emporia Bank, after the Senatorial election, tor the use of the Osage City Savings Bank, and that the identical jnieknge of currency was returned by Danford within less than ten days of the time it was borrowed. The public will reaauy see tue cnor mitr of the Times' fabrication, and the scoundrelly animus which inspired it. Not satisned with detaining .air. ingalls, it must needs nervert and falsify the sworn testimony of as truthful and hon orable men as there are in the State. After such examples as wc have given of journ alistic "fairness." we think it will hardly le necessary to make further refcrnece to tit to do or say. Topeka Commonwealth. So far as we have seen, almost the en- lire testimony produced by the "memo rialists," is made from perverted "hear say" talk and rumor, and the papers which are engaged in trying Ingalls with the Kansas City Times at the head, nat urally have to lie and traduce the char acter of witnesses to make the public think they have a case. The whole in vestigalion, so far, is thcthinnest kind of a farce, and we should think those en gaged in it who are susceptible of such a feeling were heartily ashamed of their performances Take the case of our townsman, Major Hood. A business transaction of frequent occurence be. tween two neighboring banks is taken up and heralded by the "memorialists" as an attempt to corrupt the legislature, and to cast odium upon a name which stands among the highest wherever known. Then there was II. M. Holdcn, of Kansas City, who had. private busi ness at the capital one day during the senatorial contest. Having a spare hour he visited the Teft house with a bundle of legal papers under his arm. This was caught up by the pure gentlemen, who sniffed corruption in the air all about Topeka, and Mr. 1 1 olden was dragged to Topeka to make "startling developments." His testimony, like that of nearly all the other witnesses, left the attorneys of the "memorialists," looking blankly and sheepishly at each other. The celebrated Tojwka attorney who is helping the "memorialists,"' and who "bores" the witnesses for both sides thought he was going to astound the world, but suffered a fwarful "let down In the whole investigation there seems to be nothing clearly established except that two or three cheap fellows who ought to be sent to the penitentiary, took money ,but did not vote as those who are supposed to havc'givn it to them de sired. Jlr. Jngalls, according to the testimony, is in no jpay connected with these transactions. Many msa have been "hauled up" before the commisaioo whom the "memorialists" themselves have filed statements at two different times were entirely innocent of charges. The only result of the investigation as yet, cr which is likely to occur, is the general smirching of the state and a lot of discomfitted "purifiers." Much of the legislative "chaff" gathered last winter has "vanished into thin air," under cross- examination. DEMOCRATIC PROGRMME. Said representative Blackburn, of Ken tucky, in his speech on the army appro priation bill,April 3, '79: "We do not in tend to stop until we have strickeu the last vestige of your war measures from the statute-book." This declaration of Mr. Blcakburn was cheered to the echo by the confederate Democrats and their northern allies in the house of representatives. It was taken up and repeated as the par ty watchword in the senate, and in the Democratic press north as well as south. It was repeated in another form by Jef ferson Davis in a recent published letter in which he said: "The .vital issue be fore the country is the contest between state rights and consolidation." By "state rights" he means state sovereign ty, and the "contest" is between that and national sovereignty. By "war meas ures" Mr. Blackburn and the Democratic party mean all laws designed to preserve national authority and national honor. Among the "war measures" which are to be swept from the statute-book, if the Democrats can carry out their pro gramme, are those which provide for the protection of federal officers in the dis charge of their official duties; those en acted to preserve the purity of elections; and, logically enough, those under which means arc provided to pay the interest on the national debt and for the redemp tion of the debt itself, for it was created as a "war measure." The English mission, so long vacant, was believed by some to have been kept in reserve for Secretary Evarts, ex-Senator Fenton to succeed him in the cabinet. But the latest rumor says that the Pres ident has purposely kept it vacant with the intention of offering it to Grant. Death of the State Libkakian. Our readers will learn with regret of the death of Dr. David Dickinson, our State Librarian, which took place in Topeka Suhbath evening last. He was past 73 years of age. He had been a preacher in the M. E. church, and was appointed librarian many years ago. In fact he was the only librarian the state has had, taking charge of the office at its begin ning. He has succeeded in building up and keeping in admirable order the state's library. His genial countenance will be missed at the state house, and his death will be mourned by hundreds of friends all over Kansas. Deadwood has a plucky set of men for disaster to contend with. Before their recent terrible fire had quit burning workmen tied wet napkins about their heads ami went to raiting away the heated debris, preparatory to erecting new structures. No relief committees have been organized, and none are need ed. There is no distress, as other mining towns have provided shelter for the in habitants, and even the prices of provis ions have not advanced cxtortionately. Temporary sheds have been erected all over the vacant lots, n:vl eastern mer chants have oflered to supply the busi ness meu of the place with new stocks even before such a favor was asked. As an instance of the vitality of the town, it is stated that the proprietor of the Deadwood Times was offered, just after the fire, $5,000 for the name alone of his paper, but the offer was not taken, and the proprietor put up a temporary shan ty, hung out his sign and immediately started cast after new material. OVER THE STATE. A fund is being raised to secure the location of the Presbyterian college at Salina. The Junction City Union issued a very creditable daily during the Davis county fair. Mr. Geo. Morgan, of Wichita, raised two crops of oats from the same ground this season. Lawrence again has hopes that the general officers of the Kansas Pacific will be located at that point. The tub race on the Arkansas, which was to have come off during the Lamed fair, failed to take place for want of water in the river. An effort is beinff madebv the citizens of Peabody to secure the location of a fresuytenan college at that place. V e hope they may succeed. Hutchinson Herald. The Carboudale road, between Law rence and Carbondale, is being put in a state of complete repair, and trains arc expected to be running on it within a few days. Jewell county Review : James Brady. of Walnut, brought a steer to the fair that is six and ouc-half feet high and weighs a.TUU lbs., in poor onter. This "calf draws a breaking plow alone. The beautiful fountain which adorned the Kansas state building at the centennial is to be placed in the Slate House grounds at Topeka, where it will help beautify that nucleus of a handsome park. Russell is a little village alxiut 25 miles east of Hays, on the K. P., is putting on Metropolitan airs. Indeed, they have gone so far as to sell the pews in the Congregational church, mnl are even talking of having a paid choir. This is an ambitious sister. Hays Sentinel. Twelve specimens of as many varieties of IChdsms iipptes, and one pear, have been seui Iiohi the agricultural rooms to Iowa, to have casts made for preserva tion. They were selected from the mag nificent display at Neosho, The Tribune says the Seneca school board is preparing a course of study for the several grades of the Seneca public schools, covering a period of twelve years. Any pupil completing said course will bcentitled to enter the freshman class of the State University without further examination. We have heard of the Atchison boom before, but the last issue of the Daily Champion gives the particulars. It gives a list of six hundred and ninety (lire bouses built this year in that city. One cost over $100,000; fifteen cost from $10,000 to $100,000; twenty-two cost be tween $5,000 and $10,000; thirty-three cost between $3,000 and $5,000. One hundred and forty-four cost between $1,000 and $3,000, and four hundred and seventy-eight cost less than one thousand. That is a tremendous growth for one season, and no wonder the Champion has indulged in a little booming talk oc casionally. SOUTHWEST. South Haven has a fiat hotel. But the landlord don't take fiat for pay. OnThursday, September 25, telegraph ic communication was established be tween Winfield and the outside world. Peabody had the Enjporia presbytery, the fair and the circus all at once, and Walker, of the Gazette, squealed for rest. H. D. Morgan, late of the Florence Herald, has became a partner with Mr Walter in the publication of the Pea body GaaetXc. Miss Addie Diehl, of Twin Falls, Greenwood county, took the first pre mium at the Neosho Falls fair for eques- trlanship. The society of Dodge City is improv ing wonueriuuy. tue cuajige la the morals and character of the town within the past two years is something really asionisuxng anu grainy ing. limes. Blandford is the name of a new post office eleven miles west of Wellington. There is not a single person in -Dodge township in destitute circuuisi.-tnt.es, so far as we have learned. There are some means of employment in this vicinity, and distress docs not seem probable, even in the coming winter. uuuge Times. Chase County. The following are the nominations made by the Republi cans of Chase county on Saturday last, 4th inst: Treasurer, J. S. Shipman; hherifF, Jabin Johnson ; clerk, S. A. Breese; register, A. P. Gandy ; surveyor, W. II. Holsmger ; coroner, A. B. Watson. Recommeneded for commissioner, J. M. Tuttle. The city of Winficld now contains be tween fifty and seventy-five thousand dollars more taxable projierty than it did last week. The new addition of M. L. Robinson Wifs taken into the cily at the council meeting last Friday evening. Besides all the buildings, etc., contained in this addition, there Is over $20,(100 worth of railroad, side track, depot build ing, etc. The river is now the southwest limits of the city. Winfield Courier. THE "DEAD SECRET OFFICIAL I.IURDEU OF THORNBURG. The Omaha Republican of a late date has an article under the above heading in which it explains the cause of the kill ing of Major Thornburg and thirteen of his command, in Colorado, last week. Our readers remember the account, and that as yet no news has reached us of ihe fate of the remainder of the party, now under thecommand of Capt. Payne. It is probable, however, that liefore long we shall hear from the party. It hasleen expected that it would be readied Sun day afternoon by troops which left Raw lins, on the line of the U. P. R. R-, we judge about seventy-five miles north of where the fight was. The Republican says : With 100 men he Was conveying a sup ply truiu of 31 wagons to the White riv er L'te agency. When at Bear river, U5 miles fruiu the agency, he encountered ten Indians who said thev were hunting, and were the white men's friend. Furth er on, at Williams' fork, the same Iu dians were again met, tint! this time they asked Major 1 hornburg to accompany them with an escort of five soldiers to the agency. Major Thornburg, on consulta tion with his officers, declined, fearing (justly, as it turned out) that it was mere ly a trap to catch the commander, and permit the Indians to take his main body unawares. He then concluded to march to within hailing distance of the agency, and there accept the proposition. Ad vancing to within twenty-five miles of the agency, on entering a canon, evi dences of an ambush were discovered, and under the iruidance of Scout Han- kin, wIhmsc experienced counsel Major Thornburg had followed throughout, ihe whole command was taken by miolher trail around the ambuscade. Reaching its flank, the ambuscadcrs were discov ered. Aiajor nioriiourg threw ins com mand into position, and the Indians ad vanced to within three huudred yards, and halted. Major Thornbttrg's order irere iut to make the 1irt fire on the Indian but to await attack from them. Ihe two lines laced each other tor ten minutes; and then Mr. Bankin, who is an old Indian lighter, seeing the danger in which the command was placed aicarethttta body of Indian were rooting into a llankiiia position, hurried to Minor Thorn burg's side and advised him to open fire at once, as "that won the only Jmoe." Major Thornbursr replied: "JV Uotl, 1 if a re not! Mil orae-rt are poultice; and if 1 tmiiitc them and o race, n com l- riuirtail and an, tgnoiiunivits ut&nasxal may fulloip. 1 feel a though myself and men tcould be mo ruered. By this time making the most of this momentous quarter-hour the Indians had Hanked the command completely and opened the fire. The wajron train was corraled three-fourths of a mile in the rear. The cavalry was dismounted. and fighting on foot, .slowly retreated. Mai. ihornburi;, seeing the danzcr threatened from the position of the In dians, at once moved twenty men and made a charge on the Indians between tue command and the tram, lie suc ceeded in cutting his way out, and had retreated to within Kve hundred yards ot his wagon, when he leu dead, two bullets piercing his brain. The remainder of the command, then in retreat, succeeded in reaching the corraled tram, which was by this time surrounded by Indians. The command then, with much haste, made breastwork of the wagons, and held their position until Monday niirlit. when Ihe Indians withdrew. In the engagement iourtceu were killed and thirtv-livc wounded, and every officer in the command was sliot, with the excep tion oi iieut. unerry, oi thei' iitli Uavlry. Here we have a gallant, experienced and judicious soldier scut out to repress an Indian revolt brought on by iroveru- ment nial-administralioii. . He has ade quate force to protect and guard his train against the whole body of Indians at the agency. He is on his way in the face ot a savage tribe whose military policy is deception, ambuscade and mas sacre, lint lie must not fight them till they fight him. Ho must allow ludians armed with V inciiester riilus and abun dantly supplied with amunition (from the tradiug st) to ambush in front of his command. 1 he ambush discovered. no must peacefully walk around it: and when the murderers, finding themselvea outwitted, move to his front with mani fest fear and trembling, still he must do nothing to disturb or harrass them. He must let them, three to one. advance in a solid body to within 250 yards; must stand, quietly aud inoffensively, and see them spread out ami swarm upon his Hunks ; still must wait and see them in his rear; and, at last when thev have gotten him in their fatal meshes-wheu they con- lroui mm, inree men to one on his iront, his flank and his rear and when, all their preparations completed .two of them ride up to within a hundred yards, dis mount, and with a savage yen discharged their rifles, hitting captain Pavnc. then and not till then, could Thornburg order a charge. '1 hen, and not till then, lwnnd with countless yards of red tape, "he or dered a charge which he gallantly led in person, and succeeded in cutting his way out, and, when within about 500 yards ot his wagon, he fell dead, with two bullets through his brain." It was murder cruel, causeless, un necessary murder, but it was according to the law and to the gospel of red tape, CCL. FRED. GRANT TALKS. Goanip About Ilia Father. From the Chicago Inter-Ocean. A reporter of this journal interviewed Lieut. Col. Fred D. Grant last evening at his pleasant home. No. 7S1 Michigan avenue. The colonel who reported for duty promptly yesterday morning at the headquarters of the millitary division of the Missouri, is looking as bronzed as a warrior just in from a campaign, and yet as trim, fat and hearty as the old vet who has been hibernating all winier in deservedly comfortable quarters. If General Grant has lost thirty pounds by circumnavigating mother earth, the col- oncl has more than gained it. "You return evidently in good health." quoth the visitor, after some prelimi nary salutations were over. "Yes, I was never better in my life. I came right on from 'Frisco without stop ping, and as soon as I could get my bag gage together. My mother? I left her first rate and in very good health." "The Inter-Ocean readers, I am sure, are greatly interested to know what is the programme of your father's move ments." "I don't know what it is. in full." "Is it true, as reported in some papers, that he will go straight to Galena on comma eastward?" "No. I can say lie stops at Dcs Moines "That much is settled "Yes, he is going to Des Mones. and I think will take a run down to Denver." " hen will he reach Chicago ? About the Cth of November r' "3 o, he won't get here till about the 13th. lie fcJia'i get through the appoint- uii-iii Kircauy uiauv ociOAC II: ill. "What about the 'booming' that has resounded in your ears since landing T' "I don't know anything about it." Where did yoa first hear it ? Abroad "No; 1 never heard anything about it at all except in this country." .. You were probably, then, without. American newspapers following you very close?" - -Well, you see, there are twenty odd da3-s on ltoard ship as the news went out and our home trip was about as Ion" so altogether, we were sis or seven weeks behind the limes as to home news." "You know nothing, do you say, as to theeneral's willingness to accept a third nomination?" "I never heard him say a word about it in all the lime I have been with him." "The subject was wiuivtimes brought up in conversation by oln.-rs, perhaps " "1 don't remember of it ever having bccTi brought up, and he would not have answered if it li.nl U.-e:,, 1 Lujjw." "Why do you ihh,k wi?" "BeeauMMu- !.hs not i,i..:: that it is anybody's business what, he vould do" lie certainly is not md:t i. nr to ili welcome home which iaextc.. .td to him so unanimously "lie is very much pH-mcI with iiir. apparent liking of the people for him." "Was he rather surprised at the recep tion in San Franc iseo" "No, I don't think he was. bat ! wan very much gratified, very nuuh pl.-a-ed with it." 1 its magnificence has not Ivt-n over drawn ?" "Not at all ; it was beautiful perfect ly grand." 'lou did not stay long enough to rm the Oakland demonsirai ion y No; 1 left for Chicago as soon p-t I could start. Yes, when 1 got that near i was in in a nurry 10 gel luck." "How long is it since you left Chica go?" "It lias been nine mouths and a few- days. ' I joined my father at Paris; yes, aud then continued my joi.tih v w'here- ever he has been. A good time! Ye indeed. We were received every rlace most magnificently, much more o. prooaoiy, man any owier person ever has been, particularly in China and J.-iiitm. and alse.in Siam." "Did you inake a fine collection? I believe I remember your penchant for curiosities."- "I didn't get many. I did not have any great amount ot means to sjieud. Still I have mementoes from lu.-iuv . i . places. nen i gel mem open I Will be very glad to have you see them." "Well, colonel, how does your father look ?" V'He looks splendidly, and is in letter health than he has been for a good inanv years, lie has not lieen sick a day. And mother is iu better health than she has been tor the last twenty years." "Alter lien. Urant leaves Chicago have you any idea as to his plans?" "1 cs; lie is going back to Galena then at least that was his intention when I hit." "Without visiting the east?" "Well, he may visit the east later." "Has he thought any, do von know, of taking the presidency ot the inter-oceanic ship canal " "Ves; I know helms. It would de pend a good deal where they started to build it, and where the company was or gan i.ed. I f it is an American enterprise, and the canal goes through Nicaraugua, prouatiiy lie would be willing to accept it. But I know he would not accept it if Darien was chosen, and the enterprise was under the French government." In conclusion. Colonel (.rant answered his caller that, very fortunately, the con tradiction to the dispatch announcing his sister's death reached the travelers simultaneously with the original an nouncement. BUSINESS ITEMS. The debt of England, in round numb ers, is $ 1,000,000,000. Scotland is bu3-ir.fr "Russia" sheet iron made in Pittsburg, Penn. The pay ot the nailers at East Taun ton, Mass., has been voluntarily raised 10 per ceut. There are live glass factories m Balti more, wh'ch give employment to about 250 men. A special line of steamers is soon to enter the coal carrying trade between this country and Italy. The estimated average yield ot wheat for the entire province' of Manitoba ex ceeds thirty bushels er acre. The wages of puddlcrs ot the Old Col ony iron works, at Taunton, Mass., have lieen raised lifly cents on the ton. Single trees have been burned in Amer ica in log heaps, which cut into veneers would sell for more net cash, than the whole farm where it grew. There are ten petroleum refineries withiu tho limits of Pittsburg, which have a combined capacity of from 00,000 to 75,000 barrels of refined oil per week. It is thought the shipments of machin ery out of St. Louis for the present year will considerably exceed the sales of any year in the history of that city. The fact has been brought out during the state legislative railroad investiga tion that the through tratic in freight on the New York Central is less by one fifth, in point of earnings, than thclocai tralic. The British trade Journal states that as an incident of American competition that eggs imported from Chicago have, the last summer, been eaten at Dublin breakfast-tables, aud good American but ter been sold in that city at 8d. per lb. The Philadelphia Trade Journal, as another proof of the improved condition of the iron trade, gives the fact that no tices were lately posted in Kensington mills announcing a general increase of wages equal to about six and a half per cent, for all hands. This is the second advance within three mouths, the first being ten per cent. The most signifi cant feature of ttiese advances lies in the fact that both were granted without any soliciting on the part of the workmen. June 80th; 1879, marked the end of the first sixteen years operation of thehome Ktead law, during which period the num ler of entries was JJ34,8-t.S. The average size of farms is about 120 acres, making the aggregate area occupied 40,181,700 acres or 3,000,000 more than New Eng land contains. Last year emigration was so active that titles to 6,000,000 acres, representing the movement of 50, 000 families to public lands, were issued under the homestead law alone, and a much larger quantity of new land was also purchased from the government and railroad companies. It appears that in Great Britian are published 1,885 newspapers and 818 periodicals, which, with fifty-six organs of learned and other societies, make a total of 2,759 publications, 480 news papers and 598 periodicals lieing con tributed by London alone. Of the news papers 542 are liberal, 331 conservative or conservative liberal, and 941 neutral. Three hundred and ninety-eight of the periodicals deal exclusively with religi ous questions. The're are 287 illustrated papers, of which thirty-three have color ed illustrations. Questions relating to labor treated of in fourteen newspapers, while there are 104 prints representing trades and trade societies. ' TELEGRAPHIC. The Austrian and Russian Breach. Viesxa, October 4. The breach be tween Austria and Russia is widening daily. Presbyterian Synod. Sauna, Kas., October 4. The Presby terian Synod is now in session in this city, with an attendance of 284 ministers and elders. Flead Guilty and Sentenced. Chicago, October 4. Thos. Ellis, for the murder of David O'Neill, yard mas ter of the Northwestern railroad, was to-day sentenced by Judge Barnum to the penitentiary for life. Ellis had pleaded guily. St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad. St. Lons, October 4. In an interview with Judge Baker, Vice President of the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad to day, that gentleman foreshadowed pro ject for the speedy extension of that road from Vinita, I. its present western terminus, to some point in New Mexico, a distance of some six hundred miles. The purpose is to connect with the Cali fornia Southern, which already has 800 miles of track, and thus form another trans-continental lino. The Ttes- Dodge City, Kas., October 4. Co. A, Nineteenth Infantry, Lieut. Spencer commanding, left here to-night for Fort Lyon, Colorado, there to await orders. Tout companies of the same regiment are held at Fort Dodge, readyjo leave at a moment's notice. Co- G, .eighteenth Infantry, mounted, Capt. Bradford com manding, have left Fort Dodge to pro- I ceed to otero, N. it- These movements are intended to frustrate the host V.p ,Wi onstrations of the southern L ies other bands in Colorado and New V-v ico. , ' - " Owdkn, Utah, OctolKT 4. Six Siio. shone chiefs, with war paint aud armed witb breecU-loadingrilles, c ame down the Lt.ili Northern railroad and went east tins morning on the Union Pacific, road, paying their fan-, and ann.t!!ieiu' that they w ere going to join the Utes. " The painful silence still continues not a word has leen heard from the front. Six companiesof the Seventh In fantry, under Col. Gilbert, and Co. $ of the Third Cavalry, under Lieut. HarkVr, arrived to-day and will go forward in the morning. Gen. Crook will probably reach here Monday evening. Tii mall from the south is due to-night. Wecon fidently expect to receive important news. General firant. S vx Francisco, Oct. 4. (Jen Grant and party reached the Yosemite the even ing of ihe 2d inst. On crossing the lower bridge over the Mercedes River, a salute of explosions were fired. The population and tourists of the valley turn ed out to greet the uew-comers. The hotels were decorated with flags and evergreens, and the band brought to the Valley for the occasion playing "Hail to the Chief." Another salute to Grant, of powder and cartridges, was imd at Union Rock. After getting oil" !); i'nst of the travel Gen. ( Jriii.t sauntered aio,tt taking:! view- of the s;irrou:i,li!i". later held an informal i;ci !;i:::. " lie paity will v;-,:! Him-i-.r i '..i;,i 10-iuoi tow, and return to Click's Station Sunday and visit the Mancosa big trees Mon.lav. Kansas Slat SiHrtMiirn T.mi-iiaiiii-nt. Sauna, Kans., Oct. 4. The annual convention and tournament of the Kan sas St ite Sportsmen ojiens in this city on the 7th inst aud closes on the llth. Tho birds have been secured and all arrangements completed to make it a grand affair. Bogardus and sou will be here sureou Thursday and gave exhibi tions in the afternoon and evening. St. Louis Exposition. St. Louis, Oct. 4. What has been known as the millitary week of the St. Louis exposition and fair culminated this afternoon in a grand sham battle on the broad field west of the fair grounds. About 1,200 men composed of the Mis souri National guards, St. Louis Police reserve, Chickasaw guards of Memphis, Belleville guards of lU llcv lie, Illinois, and the St. Charles guards of M.Charles, Mo., took part in the contest. The plan of the battle was an attack by a pursuing arm' upon the rear of a retreating army, in which infantry, artillery and cavalry were used, and" it is saiil it whs well planned aud executed. Gen. Sherman, who arrived here yesterday to s;i n.l a few days with his "daughter and son-in-law, Lieut. Fitch, was'present and view ed the battle. After the tight all the troops were formed into a hollow square and the awards announced for the vari ous competitive drills which took place during the week. In the company con tests the Chickasaw guards, of Memphis, took the first prize, $1,500. Company K, first regiment Missouri National guards, of St. Louis, second prize, $1,000. C"vnany E St. Louis Police reserve, li-.ii-.: S500. Company 15, first regiment lliinoisTand national guards of Chicago stood fifth. The Roickford rifles of Illinois eighth and the Harris guards of Dayton, Ohio ninth and last on the score. The prize of a hundred dollars for best battalliou, went to the first battallion police reserve, of St. Louis, first prize three hundred dollars for the best section artillery captured by battery A, Missouri national guards; second two hundred dollars by battery A, Kentucky State guard, of Louisville. The cavalry prizes were taken by the St. Louis light guard, as the awards were announced the blue, red and yellow ribbons donating the prizes taken were tied on the arms of com manding ollicers of the victorious com panies, battalions, batteries, etc., by Gcu. Sharman in the uniform of the general of all our armies, which was regarded as a most distinguished honor by the victors of the various contests, and at the dose of this partof the programme. Gen. Sher man made a brief speech to the troops, in which he congratulated the winners of the prizes and advised all present to lie good soldiers. He said they must be good men, gentlemen of fine nnd high feelings and aspirations, chivalric ln-ar-ing and love of courtesy. The country's integrity and honor are in the hands of the young soldiers of to-day, and he hop ed they would ever be worthy to defend and preserve them. Three hearty cheers were then given to the General and the ceremony closed. Terrible Accident. San Francisco, Oct. 4. A Bodie dis patch says that at 0 o'clock, as a shaft was being lowered in the Tioga mine, with wen on board, the engine escaped the control of the cngineer.'and the shaft went down to the five hundred foot level. One man is now dead, and all are injured in such a manner as to warrant the' be lief that they will not recover. Latkii. The men injured by the acci dent at Tioga are: John Cassidy, both legs broken; Pat. Bannoh, dying, mash ed to pieces; Sam. Marston", both legs broken, dying; French, tioth legs broken ; Mannell Alvars, injured internally; Harry Schards, killed; Joe Roderick, injured seriously ; Peter Fluff, oue leg broken. It is the opinion of the physicians in charge that all the injured will din. Miners' Union Hall is a place ot mourning again, and bears resemblance to the time of the Standard explosion. News from the Ute Country. Rawmns, Oct. 5. There are no tidings from Milk Creek up to this hour. There arrived to day Companies A, D and II, Third Cavalry. Yesterday, Company B. Third Cavalry, arrived from Fort Fetter man. The force now here comprises six companies of Seventh Infantry, number ing two hundred and forty men and the four companies of cavalry named above, numbering one hundred and sixty meu. Three companies of the third cavalry, three companies of the fifth cavalry and twocompanies of the fourth infantry start from Fort McKinney for this point to morrow. Gen. Crook is expected to-night, and until he comes nothing is certain as to the movement of troops from Rawlins to the front. A reliable ranchman living on the Muddy has just come in from Price's command at the fortifications on the creek seventy-five miles this side of Payne's corrall, and reports having seen no Indians. The company of colored troops 94th cavalry, Capt. Dodge commanding, which has been camped at Steamloat Spring and in regard to whose safety there has been much anxiety have joined Price at Fortification Creek. The force now here is ready to march at moment's notice. Cheyenne, October 5. A cattle man just arrived from a ranche near North Park reports that a stampede of miners has taken place. A man named John son rode by his ranche yesterday, on his way home to Laramie City, and stated that he had seen eighteen Utes Friday morning. He passed a camp where a fight had taken place and saw two dead bodies, both miners. Twowagon horses were lying dead in harness. He sa-s he belonged to a party of nine. The re maining eight staid with the team to protect their outfit, while he came for reinforements. All through the Park the miners are alarmed and banding together for safety, and concentrating in a body with expe rienced Indian fighters as scouts. A party of four prospectors from Cheyenne have just returned and state that the signs of iBdianson North river in North Park were thick. All the ranchmen are preparing to move; several stampeded miners passed them, all belonging to Collins, Colorado, who said they discov ered the Utes spying about their camp, and started forthwith. Over one hundred citizens of Cheyenne are in the North Park and there arc two hundred prospectors in all in the Park. Couriers l!-;v- Urn sent to warn the prospectors. If tryessary a company of scouts will V s -i : ; escort them home. The settler . .r.- ;, .'. ni the Snake and other rivei... uts on the Union Pacific raiLvoa.! re sending in their families. - Ciiicago, Oct- 6. The only news at millitary headquarters is the following dispatch from Rawlins, Octolwr Cth: Nothing heard yet from Col. Merritt's eommand. ' Expecting a courier any moment.' Icformation from citizen sources, which seems perfectly reliable, states that Price's command was seen three days since, and up to that date he had seen no Indians; also that Capt Dodge's wagon train, escorted by a small detachment of colored soldiers, reached Price's comiirand, but the citi zens did not, learn lyhera "Dodged tym pany was. Geo. Chook, Brig. Gen. An Order to the l"te. Washington, Oct 6. A dispatch re ceiyed here from Los Piaos, Colorado, says the following order is lieing sent by head chief Ouray, addit'ssed to tiTe chiefs, captains, head men and U'cs at White river: "You are hereby request ed and commanded to cease hostility's a gain I the whites and to injure no inno cent persons or others, other than pr4 tecting your own lives and proper! v from unlawful and unauthorizt-d com binations of horse-thu'ves ),,ltJ tles'ni does, as anything further will ultimate ly end in disaster to all parlies. A Norther New Youk. Oct. fi. In a northern lasting six days, on thecoa.-t of Tobasco, Mexico, twelve vessels were wrecked' and two seamen drowucd. , Hi rUioli Rrmteretl PlTTsni nr.. Oct. C Au imporlnnl de cision of the fuprcme court, Itcuring on the riot losses ia this city, was rendered here to-day. The court isof the opinion, and so decides, that Alleghany county is liable. The opinion written by Justice Parsons covers thirty-seven large pages is very comprehensive and expresses the views of t he entire liench, with the exception of Justice Stcrritt. who ilft! 1:0! sit on tli!' argument, ami of the i. w .lusiice lilt-en, who will not !: Ue set oiiti! November. i. ii! r.-ati in of :' ittle Prohibited. Ottawa, t'.in., ctober 6. An extra rXV" y. published to-day, contains ..a v.- -i !t4n,i ii,e council further pro. li'i.ir 11, g ;! importation or introduction ir.io ih,. province of Quebec, Ontario. New l5ruiiswick,Nova Scotia nnd Prince Ldpard Islands of cattle from the United States. No time specified. Connecticut Klertions. HAKTFOKD.OctolnrC. Quite full elec tion returns make it certain that the con stitutional amendment.-! providing for biennial elections for the legislature and extetulingthe term ot office of the Judges of the supreme and sujierior courts to the age of seventy-five years, are over whelmingly defeated. The returns a far as received are encouraging to the Republicans. Tin- St. bonis Fair. St. Louis, Oct. 5. After two weeks of exposition, which was not very success ful, notwithstanding the military and other attractions, ihe nineteenth annua! fair proper of the St. Louis agricultural and mechanical association och(il to day, under mot favorable auspices. To day as has been the custom lor several years past was the public school chil dren's day, and the grounds have literally swarmed with them. I'nivcrdty I.-ctnre. Lawkknck, October 0. Prof Mudge delivered the first of the. University lee lure course this evening! Suhj. ct,""Are there Gold and Silver Mines in 'Kansas?" A very large crowd was'.preseut. Hold Coin'. New Youk, Oct. 7. The city of IVr. lin brought $ii()0,000and theGailial J."!, 000 in gold coin. Accidentally Shot Himself. Lawkence, Kansas, OctoU r 7. lien ry Whitney, aged 17, uccideulally shot himself while hunting near the city this afternoon. The charge entered the "right side of the abdomen, tearing away the flesh nnd exposing the bowels. lie is still alive, but cannot recover. I'aciiic Ihiiiroiiils. Washington, October 7. During September forty-five thousand dollars was added to the Pacific railroads sink ing fund, by withholding from these roads that amount due them by the gov ernment for transportation. Froiiose to Make an Assignment. Fai.i. RivEit, Oct. 7. Thomas J. Bor den, treasurer of the American Print works, aud Richard Borden, treasurer of the Troy manufacturing companies, are refMirtcd proposing to niake assignments. It is stated that the personal liabilities of Thomas J. Borden arc about $:!(M),000. His endorsements are about $1,700,(100. His unpledged assets are about $40,000. Richard Borden's personal liabilities are about $200,000, his endorsements about $1,000,000, and his unpledged as sets almul $20,000. Yellow F;vcr Notes. Memimh, Oct. 7. Only two cases were reported by the Inlaid of health to- .1 I . ... I. I TL- 1 uay, Doui coiorcu. io oeatus nave oc curred since noon. Striking Spinners. Faix River, Oct. 7. The striking spinners, at a large meeting, voted to re sume work 111 the 'liny, Richard Borden aud Durfee Mills. The Indian Scare In Colorado. Chicago, OctolKT 7. A special from Denver says: It is a curious fact that though the Indian scare prevails through out the state, no casualties have beeu reported since the Thornburg fight. Gov. Pitkin, appealing to Gen. Pope for aid, says he needs fifty thousand rounds of ammunition; that dispatches from Leadvillc say the Indians arc driving the miners from the camp within thirty miles of there. He had ordered picked rifle men sent to defend the settlers, and holds the militia at Leadville until it is appar ent what the Indians intend to do. The Governor says there are no government troops at Denver. and he receives apjieals for anus and troops which he cannot sup ply. Gen. Pope telegraphs that he will cover the country with troops in twenty, four hours. Nobody knows at present what the Indians are doing. It is believ ed, however, the worst is over. Rawlins, October?. A letterreccivcd this morning from Lieutenant Price, at Fortification creek, bearing date of the yd, says : "Have seen no Indians in this vicinity. With my twenty-nine men, I can stand oil' three hundred Indians. A company of the ninth cavalry, fifty strong, reached Payne yesterday morning, the 2d insaut, from above. There is probably no doubt that Payne's command still exists." This news creates a great deal of re joicing. The letter was written by lieut enant Price to his wife, and the above is all the war news it contains. The SlralgUt-oufs." Boston, Oct. 7. Th Democratic stale onvcuUon organized to-day at Fanicul h..!!. Leverctt Saltonsl.ill was made pc;ii:;;;:cul pteaident On motion of Judge Ablott, John Quincy Adams was nominated by acclamation tor gov ernor. A committee was about to lie appointed to name the remainder of the ticket, when a delegate nominated Gen. M. T. Donahoe for secretary of stale. There were cries of "No ! No ! He's a Butler man ; give us a straight ticket." A gentleman said the man who named Donahue was not a member of the con vention. The committee appointed to complete the ticket, through Judge Ab bott reported that Mr. Adams was out of town, but would take the flag of the Democracy and bear it where the conven tion wished. (Applause.) A long series of resolutions was adopt ed, expressive 01 contempt for the lie publican party and adoration for the Democratic brethren all over the country, and especial thanks were returned the Democrats in congress. Resolutions in favor of free thought and free education were also adopted, likewise a resolution that labor is not dishonorable. The platform is altogether very weak and stilted, and there is little or no pros pect mat tins ticket win ue elected. A Better Outlook. London, Oct 7. The Times corres pondent at Preston reports that two mills, have lKn closed for some time here reopened, though the depression Is still keenly felt through out the north. The Lancashire spinners and in anu facturers are more hopeful than they uave ueeu lormonins. American Competition. London, Oct. 7. The Duke of Beau fort proprietor of large estates in Eng land and Ireland, says it is impossible 10 compete wnn jvmencan wheat pro duction. He advises that English farm ers should devote their attention to raising cattle. ''iflers to Cavalry. Livi. r Oct 7. The cavalry here are un . : !.. rs 10 oe reauy to proceed 10 1 retail 1. T!. .- Cashmere Famine. London October 7. Revolting details of the suflering of the famineitricken people still come in from Cashmere There is no reason to hope that the worst is over. Undoubtedly the relief meas ures nave been miserably mismanaged by Ma Prajah and his advisers, and the loss of life has been terrible. Pig Iron. London. October 7. During the nast week shipments of pig iron from Cleve land nas been on a scale " unnrecedent'd during the recent history of trade, aver aging tons daily. 1 11 is was caused by the demand for the United States. Six thousand tons have been shipped di rect from 31 iddlesboro to the American ports, while still larger quantities have oeen sent to bcotiand. ' CHARLES NEW. DRY GOODS STORE, 166 Commercial sr., Is Where the People arc Now Turning Their Attention. . New Stock of Fall and Winter Goods JUST RECEIVED, t'onsistiivjc of an eiutls varictvof STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS, Clothing, Cents FurnisliiagGoods, Boots and Slices, Hats and Caps. Trunks, Valises, Notions, Fancy Goods, Ladies' and ' Gents' Underwear, Laces and Embroideries in Great Variety, Cloaks, Shawls, And Everything: Usually Kept in a Firt Class Dry Coods Store. COME AND IiE CONVINCED THAT This is the Popular Store, WHERE GOOD VALUE IS GIVEN in Exchange for Cash. ""3 C1IA1CL.KS COOK. GOLD PENS, GOLD PENS. Business Pens, School Pens, Ladies' Pens, THE BEST MADE. I hey Are To MISS PLUMB'S Emporia, g. p. jones & co., Merchant Tailors And Dealers in Clothing, Hats and Caps and Gents' Furnishing Goods. PRICES AS LOW 159 Commercial St. P. G. HALLBERG. EMPORIA Only Successful Nursery in Central Kansas. Greenhouses Full of Choice Plants! ALL FRUITS AND FLOWERS IN THEIR SEASON P. G. HALLBERG. The Place to Buy Bird Cages. : D. C. McMURTRl E Late Bruncr fc jreMurtrie, 1j:is CHtuMisluil a Stove and Tinware Store IS THE - HALLBERG STONE BUILDING, East SMe Commercial Street, Cy tlic oU n lial.lc Conk Stove, SUPEUlOit. If you want a good Cook Stove for vftHvX ami coal luy the SCOTIA. TOWN TALK. One year tin pasnol tincc weopenr.'l our ctore in Raima, In our roscnt location, next to the iKiitt oll'ice. oar trmle (u very mum 1 1 Ht tho beginning, hut an we have liccome an. iiaintet ur custom has Ix-cn jrrailually increavinfr We lutve from time to time beeu sll-ini.-new natrons, until our traiie has become eiiornioiio . This noring we were imluceil to u.t.l to our very large ktock ol boot and kltoc nnd notion. GENERAL DOMESTIC DRY GOODS ! Anil consequently that lia aMcl very lsrpely to our talon. Wc were the llit Oil tprinn tooflVr the let gnu les of print for Gccm, ami we areoilerinjr to-day tho largest anrort ruent lor nix cents to be round outile oi the largest cilieH. We bouslitour mvhline. both bleached anJ unbleached, lielore the advance, ami we will fcive our customer the advant ape. Our emirr tick tiu len iill larlher reduced in price, aud we expeet. for the next three weeks to have a grand clearing out ale. June 11. 1879.wMufcHEUMAN & KiCIIARCSON. Grange Store, CHARLES PAINE, Agent, -DEALS Groceries, Provisions, Queensware& Produce First door north of Ir. Moore Iriiff Store. war. Bottom Prices to Cash Customers. L A 1ST P i LA IsT D H. W. McCUNE, Land Agent, EMPORIA, KANSAS. Will sell Estate of nil kinds, pay Taxes for non-resiilent land owners, take charge of anl collect Ilental of cily property, furnisli Abstracts of Title, and will attend to all sucli luiness as ;s usually committed to a IU-al statc Agency. Commissions Reasonable. OFFICE OH TDK The" New Emporia National Bank Building, COBXEB COMMERCIAL. COOK'S Be Found at BOOK STORE, Kansas. AS THE LOWEST. EMPORIA, KAS. : A Full Line of Pumps, Ltc. : EMPORIA, KANSAS. IN- Correspondence Solicited. GROCKD FMKHl OP 8TBEET, FIFTH AYilK wi&tr