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LETTERS FROM COLORADO.
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Jiii1j.miht from tin-nanii; of (hisctiibryi)
town, lc:ulvillo may intend to'Npreiul
out to a bize rivaling that of uut-U'iit 15a
liylou. "EnM. Lt-atlvilie" in a town site
thirteen milt etist of Liatlville,atil wp
aratttl from it by a mountain range Um
high Htul steep to ha croHaed by wajons,
though gHl ieItlriaii8 nuil sure fiwdctl
homttt, ' niul'.n mitl tlonkeys, clinih over
it, as Uie shortest peilcfdrian route lie
twifli wild !ace oihI .Fiiirplny.
East IVa-ilviHc will therefore be a town
by iuelf. It consl.-a.-i now or a good Hilt
urtnn which to erect bulidiugi1., and is
ttupnlied with pure ice cold witer by the
creek whioli traverses Ilorscfihoc gulch.
The building uw up, coubit of a smelt
er, of about fifiien ton capacity pc-r vlny.
a nu w mill, a hotel, a boarding house,
several dwellings, and a nuuilier of crb
ins and tentu, the latter inhabited by
miners who are developing claims ou ,
Slieep and other mountains which form
the sides of the gulcli in which the town
lit located. This gtilcu begint, or at least
a road ojtens into it, four miles weitt of
Fairplaj-, the metropolis of South Park.
Four miles futthi r ulong this road run
ing up the fruU li, is East liwlville. The
L'uhh coittinui'6 webtward ulMut four
miles further, w hen it widens and divides
iulo two heads, separated from eaeli other
by a ridge of hills uImhiI midway bet ween
thcstill higher mountain ranges on either
fide. These heads run up about five mile
further, when both cud in thehigh rang)
that crossed over, open into several other
gulches running down to Lt-advillc. The
left hand continuation or head of the
gulch continues to bo kuowu as Horse
shoe, from a gigantic horseshoe forma
tion of the mountains at its extreme
head. The right baud branch is known
as Four Mile gulch. Over the mount
bins ou the north side of this gulch is Sac
ramento gulch, to the north again is Dig
Sacramento gulch. North of that, Penn
sylvania gulch, and north again is the
famous Mosquito pass, over which lies
the shortest stage route from Fairplayto
Lcadville, and on which occasionally the
stages are halted by highwaymen who
relieve the passengers of any valuable
articles they may have on hand.
Mining is actively carried on in these
gulches, especially in Haeramen to, where
a mine of that name employs some eighty
miners, the ore being shipped iu sacks
to the nearest station, Hamilton, on the
South P. railroad, six miles cast of Fair
play, and thence transported by rail to
the Denver smelting works. This oro is
of high enough grade to warrant this
expensive transportation.
The impracticability of getting ore out
of the Horseshoe Gulch, renders its
smelting there a necessity, and its vast
mineral wealth has not leen developed
to any extent for lack of ti smelter. This
difllculty will not exist next season, as
Judge J. II. II. McFcrran, of Colorado
Spriugs, one of the wealthy men of the
mineral Siate, has just erected a smelter
at East Lcndviilc, which ywusitc he also
owns, and will put his smelter in full
operation as early next season as the
weather permits. This will itself cause
a great development of mining claims
in that locality, and an advance of 10
to 50 per cent, in their market value.
Judge McForran is alo the fortunate
owner of one of the richest mines in Col
orado, the Peerless, situated at the head
of Horseshoe Gulch. This mine is opened
to a depth of thirty-two feet, with an av
erage width of thirty feet, and the bot
tom, and the Bides to within six feet of
the surface, are solid ore, assaylug 1
ounces of silver and 50 per cent, of lead,
and how much deeper and wider the
deposit is can only be determined by cx
tending the excavations. Ho has let
contract for the taking out, this winter, of
1,000 tons of this ore, to show the rich
jiess of the mine, and intends to form e
joint stock company to wperate the mine,
the smelter, and build up the town, to
gether. The Crusader, an equally rich
mine, lies near the rccrlcss. Good speci
mens of the ore assay 280 ounces of silver
to the ton, and it is not opened more than
thirty feet into the mountalu. Though
the capitalists who rush to Lcadville can-
not bo induced to climb the steep range
und look at Horseshoe Gulch mines, and
though a mine iu Horseshoe that they
now would not pay $5,000 for would sell
readily.in a Lcadville gulch, for 100,000,
the facta arc that Horseshoe is a richer
gulch in the grade and extent of its min
eral deposits then the most famous
gulches Bought after by Lcadville invest
ors, and in another year or two they will
lie climbing over the range like a flock
of sheep, paying ten to lltty times the
sums llicy would now give for Horseshoe
claims. Capital goes where capital goes,
and that Is aliout the best rule it follows.
Another difference between the miner
al deposits of Horseshe and Lcadville
gulches is that in the former prospectors
who do not get paying mineral at the
etui of a tunnel or a shaft ten to '20 feet
deep, quit it ia djsgust; and in the Lead
villc gulches it is a common, tiling to go
from B0 to 150 feet down before strik
ing a paying deposit. The-mineral i
generally quite nc,ar the surface iu the
Horseshoe district, and mill run assay
of 10 to 20 ounces of silver and 20 to 40
K-r cent, of lead at a depth of ten to fif
teen feet arc of common occurrence in
Horseshoe, the assays increasing up to
GO to 250 ounces at depths of thirty to
fifty reel. The famous Little Pittsburg,
at l,eadville, with Its immense develop
ment, averages 100 ounces of. silver per
Ion, and most 'of the mines there average
under 50 ounces. ,
The lack of a smelter and of capital
seeking investment where ore could not
be rapidly smeltetl, has kept the Horse
shoe quiet, and pronators nave until
lately had choice ground to locate upon
there. The gulch has, however, attracted
rapidly increasing attention during the
last few months, and prospectors are
rapidly coming in, even at this late
month of the mining season above
timher line. Next cummer will wit.
uesa there a sceue of life and activity
such as other gulches have leen show
ing tho last two years. There are excel
lent points along tho gulch for smelters.
and an unlimited business for as many
as may be erected. There is no better
locality in Colorado for a profitable
Knu-hin" business, and several of the
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l.-iidiii smelter oixTulors at Lcadville
are beginning tohnik into the matter.
Meantime, before next season opens,
many of the prospectors in Horseshoe
are entirely out of money, and victuals,
clothes and winter quarters are absolute
necessities to a man, no matter how
many tons.of valuable ore ho may have
bo long as the ore cannot be smelted.
Hence many of these prospectors are
necessitated to sell at bargains that can
not be obtained in any gulch where
smelters are running. Dicre arc at
least one hundred wining claims in
Horseshoe showing rich" deposits of
paying mineral, and tho dovelopemcnt
of the aruldi has only begun. Many of
the prospectors are old and experienced
miners, who know the value of their
claims, and have been holding them this
and last season in hopes of being able to
PUBLISHED KVKItV FRIDAY AT
EMPORIA, LYON COUNTY. KAN
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Terms $UBO per Tear, la AdTunre.
All time not paiU lor iu advance is at lb
smelt the ore. Some of them must sell
at least a part of their claims to carry
heiy through the winter, but Ibey will
not need nest summer or afterwards to
seek for customers. Men who would
vow not go and look at the claims,
will then pav $1,000 for what cau be
the most perfect right to do what he will
with h'.s own capital, and I llnd no fault
with mining investors for neglecting
Horseshoe. That neglect gives smaller
investors chances not obtainable in any
of tho Lcadriilc gulches, and the little
the hiu: ones.
J. R. Grauah.
fishes ought therefore to return thanks to what we guessed to be three or four hun
dred thousand bushels of last years'
corn in the crib. Also at Larondale we
saw vast quantities of. old corn. Thirty
one miles from Lincoln is Bloom ington ;
population 20,000. It is a great railroad
center. Th car, macnine ana repair
shops of the C. & A. It. K. are loo.t"d
here. They are among the most exten
sive in the west, offording regular em
ployment to 1200 men ; is the county seat
of McLean county. Eighty-eight miles
As we pull
NOTES Br THE WAY FROM EMPORIA
TO CHICAGO.
Having business to transact iu Chicago
we lelt iMiiporia Monday evening at
30, onr route licing over the A. T. & S.
railroad to Kansas City, and from
Kansas City to Chicago via. St. Louis
over the Chicago & Alton railroad,
Kansas City is a thriving place, claim- from lilooniington isJoliet.
ng 50,000 inhabitants, situated so close up uere we see a few laborers dressed in
to the Kansas line that H Is to all in-! striped clothes.whice tells us we are at
tents and purposes a Kansas town, though luo minoiii state penitentiary, which con
it is geographically the second city in tains, at the present time, l,500convicts
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population ami importance in mu iau; I The Jouet steel company's worts are
or Missouri. It so near Wyandotte, in oiao located here. We saw the Bessem
Kansas, that the two places seem to join. er 8teel rails nianufactuaed for the A. T.
Its inhabitants wish to have the city & s. F. R. It. Co. being made here. Fine
ransfcrrcd to Kansas and are only de- stone quarries are found near Joliet. It
terred from so doing by the high price t situated on the Desplaines river
demanded from Missouri fur the privi-1 Uud on the Illinois & Michigan Canal
lege. The town was laid out in 18o0, Population 13,000.
4 years liefore Kansas was open for I Thirty-seven miles from Joliet is Chi-
sttU-meut.and this is probably the reason cago, the "Boston of the lakes," the"New
why it was not located within the Kan. I England of the west," which has sprung
sas line. It is built partly upon level from the fallen ruins, like Jona's pourd.
ground, but chiefly upon high bluRs, iD a single night. The distance from
where tho principal stores are located. gt. Louis to this city is 2S2 miles, or 12
These Muffs are largely if not wholly I hours' travel.. The time, track and ac-
oomposed of brick . clay. 1 his city is cominodatious on the Chicago & Alton
connected with the nortUern shore ot the railroad are first class. Oji each side of
river by a railro;id and carriage bridge, u,0 roarJ from St. Louis all the way
,!W7 feet long, resting m seven piers through Illinois there Mere immense
VOL. 22.
EMPOKIAi KANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1879.
NO. 42.
Starting from East SL Louis over the
C. & A, It. It- we follow up the Mississip
pi rier 25 miles U Alton, a city of 9,000
ieople, five miles above the mouth ofthe
Missouri river. 72 miles further on
is Springfield, the capital of the state !
Illinois: population 27,000. It is a raii-
btained for $100. But every man has road center; has a fine state house; is a
beautiful citv. and is surrounded by-
rich, populous country, and is the coun
ty seat of Sangamon county. Another
hours' ride and we are at Lincoln, 23
miles from Springfield. It is the county
seat of Logan county. Here we saw
1
and built at a cost of onemilliou dollars.
Kansas City Is a railroad center, having
numorous lines of road all starting from
ine depot, and connecting it with every
artof the country north, south, east and
west, enabling it to do an immense mer-
antile, cattle, packing ami other kinds
f husiucss.
Iu West Kansas City is located the
Kansas Citv stock yards, the most com
modious and best appointed yards in the
Missouri valley, with unlimited capacity
for feeding, weighing and shipping cat-
tie, hogs.shecp, horses and mules. They
are well supplied with water, and have. a
first class system of drainage; conven
iently located as regards other markets,
and the irras irrazinsr grounds of the
west and south west. All the roads from
the west and the south run directly
throngh the yards, thus affording the
est acco nil n i slat ion possible for those
oiniiig from the great grazing grounds
f Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and
Kansas. Tho company have erected a
arge modern brick exchange building.
ncludiiig tweuty-four olllces for com
mission men, a barber shop, saloon and
restaurant, and two banking offices, one
of which is occupied by the Bank ot
Kansas City. There is- established at
these yards an extensive horse and mule
market. The businessof theyards is done
systematically and with the utmost
promptness, the day of our visit over one
fields of com and numerous small
herds of finee looking cattle. The gen
eral appearance of the country through
Missouri and Illinois was very fine. The
apple crop throughout was .short. A few
trees here and there were well loaded.
We put Illinois down for wheat and con
Missouri for hogs and apples, Kansas
for cattle, corn, wheat and weeds. After
calling at the office of Geo. A. Adams &
Bros., stock commission men, at the
stock exchange buildimr. Union Stock
Yards, Chicago, we made the acquain
tance of Mr. J. E. Greer, a mcmlicr ofthe
live stock commission firm of Hall
Patterson & Co. Then we went to Lin
coln Park, north ofthe city. It extends
two miles idong the lake shore. Here
you have a fair view of lake Michigau
with its ever-sailing steamers. The park
contains fine flower beds, fountains.
lakes, running streams, water-works,
and an animal department. Here we
met our friend, Mr. Richard Driscoll,
who has charge of the animal depart
ment, late nianagerof Forepaugh's men
agerie.
September 2d we made a run down to
South Bend Iud., 86 miles southeast of,
Chicago on the Lake Shore & Michigan
Southern railroad, nere is the celebrat
ed Studebaker wagon works which em
ploys 700 men. On a side track stood two
special trains being prepared by the pro
prietors of the establishment to give
hundred car loads of about 1,800 head of their employes a free excursion to the
cattle were received and unloaded at there exposition at Chicago. The Studebaker
yards, which we were informed was not wagons meet with a ready sale both in
an unusual day's work. United btates and Europe. Ihcestab-
Wc also took a look at the lartrc dry nshment is run by the four btudehaker
goods establishment of Bullcne, Moore brothers and has been running 27 years.
& Emery, near tho post office, on Main No one visiting Chicago, cither on
street, which employs over three bun-1 on business or pleasure, should fail to
Judge Morrison, chief justice-elect of
California, w ill hold oOice eleven years,
at an annual salary of 0.000.
Ym 11. Vunderbilt ia understood to
have an agent i;i Europe who is author
ized to expend $100,000 for works of art.
The rinderpest is making destructive
ravages in southern Russia. The figures
from Odessa show that nearly (5,000 cat
tie have died of the malady since the be-1 kind ; it is the most paying investment a
business man can make to advertise bis
An eastern newspaper n peaking of
the work that the Kansas newspaiiers
have done savs: ,- ,
Kansas newspapers have done much
more than anything else to create the
good name the state has abroad. The
immense rush of immigration from the
eastern slates is due to the newspapers. A
irreat many people do not fully appre
ciate the benefit derived from local pa
pers, and are inclined to think that the
money paid out for their support is a
kind of charity. It is nothing of the
ginning of the year.
business and community.
iratuunpimu...... - 1 AVe will wafr something that von
ny offers a reward of ? 1,000 each for the (meani the reader) cannot
arrest of the fifteen men who robbed their
train near Gleiuhde, Mo., on the evening
of October feth
The gross receipts of the Stockton
house. Cape May, the past season were
in round numb.irs $125,000 and the net
profits $:51,500. During the season of
seven weeks over 5,500 guests were registered.
Peck's Sun, a Democratic paper pub
lished in Milwaukee, says: - "
"Politically, Grant is nothing to us',
but when reln-ls are lieating their prun
ing hooks into swords, we feel morecom
t'ortable at seeing Grant looking over the
fence smoking."
As a result of Republican administra
tion in Wisconsin, there is a balance of
nearly $:100,000 in the state treasury.
Missouri, under Democratic rule, is out
about thut amount. An attempt was
last winter to bring the Demo
Missouri robliers to justice, but
Democratic
meaning of the word Canada, or from
what it is derived.' If you give it up
here it is.
John Leeds Bosnian, in his history of
Maryland, says, that when the Spaniards
first landed on the Canadian coast they
looked around for a while, and ' finding
no indications of gold or Bilver, cried
out, Aea Nada, meaning "there is noth
ing here." lue -Indians hearing this
phrase used so much, employed it to des
ignate tho .Spaniards after they were
gone. When Uio French arrived, being
white, the Indians took them for the
same kind of people, and cried out Aeu
A'tuUt. The French supposed this to be
the name of the country, and dropping
the a, called it Canada. Mr. Bosnian
says there is the best of authority for be
lieving this to be the true derivation ot
the name.
made
cratic
their
them.
We learn that poor Luther Benson tho,
brilliant temperance lecturer who drew
such crowds in our city last winter,
died from the effects of dissipation
last week, at Anderson, Indiana.
The above, or its substance, has ap
peared in several Kansas papers in the
past few days. Yc learn from a citizen
of this city, who we believe knows, that
the reported death of Benson is incorrect,
and that he still lives. It is said that
he wrote the notice of his death, himself.
Stewart L. Woodford got an unex
pected but fair answer to a question the
other night while making a speech in
.New lork. speaking oi the south he
said : "We only insist upon a toleration
that shall enable a man to belong to
what party he pleases ; to be a Democrat
at the north, with full liberty to cheer
brethcrn acquitted I any Democratic leader in a Republican
meeting; to be a J Republican at the
south, with a right to cheer in a Demo
cratic meeting, and with a right to vote
and to have his vote counted, that is
all the toleration Republicans want If
you dread the south solid in history.
with the baptism ot blood upon its gar
ments, then beat that solid south by a
solid north. (Applause.) What, then.
is our duty?" (A voice: "To elect
Grant.") Loud , cheers continued for
some time, the audience seeming to feel
that the question had been completely
answered, and needed no more discus
sion. And it didn't. Inter-Ocean.
The Rev. Rolicrt Collver has his
troubles in his liewchurch in New York.
4 r. . 1.;.. ltia Si ill-id nf-ontnfv
and while the cluir was singing the
lord's prayer in subdued tones, a num-
ler of persons left the church, to the
great annoyance of the large congrcga
lion assembled. At the close of the
singing Mr. Collyer said, "May I ask
those who have been so kind as to re
main through the service to say to any
they know, who have just left tho church,
that if they conic again I wish they
would remain to the end, unless their
business is iniix'ralive. I was told lie-
fore leaving the west that I should find
finer manners in New York, than in
Chicago, but 1 have found it otherwise
I have been here but two Sundays, yet I
have been more annoyed in this way
than during two years in" Chicago. 1
dotl't like it. and I won't stand ir. You
will tell them, won't you ?"
It costs the big editor of the Walnut
Valley Times $13.80 a day to live at
Lcadville. Here's his bill of fare :
One "eye-oicner" 10 Si
Hotel fare, one day 4 Oil
Morning iaier 0 10
One "shine "em up" , 0
Konr ciears. 15 cents each 0 110
Siulillo lioree, one day 4 00
One inviirorator 0 25
Ono shave.. 0 25
Washinir, four pieces l 00
lleer for Belt' and irienil 0 60
Another beer 0
Theater in evening 2 00
0 10
0
THE HORSE JOHN BENDER.
a Ferocious
dred persons.
Leaving Kansas City, the distance over
the C. & A. railroad is thre hundred and
thirty-three miles to St. Louis, takes
thirteen hours travel, or an average of
twciity-six miles an hour for passenger
trains. Along this road is an endless
succession of corn fields with farms well
fenced, numerous farmhouses, villages,
cities, rivers aud small streams, lined
with timber, and a teeming population
constantly in view. - Arriving at East
St. Louis, we pass over the magnificent
visit Lincoln, Hyde and South parks,
tho water works tower, postofflce build
ing, Palmer house, custom house, expo
sition building, lake front, union stock
yards and the pork packing establish
ments. At South Park we met R. S.
Stanton, our old schoolmate, whom we
had not seen or heard from since June
1870, when we left him on the grounds
upon which Uen. Uuster killed lilack
Kettle, chief of the Cheyennea, near
Camp Supply, Indian Territory. On
our way back we stopped over niirht at
steel bridge across the Mississippi river, East St. Louis at the Vandeveucr house,
which was said to be built at an expense and slept with Wm. P. Major who told
ot tt millions ot dollars, and was recent- us that that morning he had fen our
ly sold unde r mortgage tor one and one-1 only brother at Hannibal, who was cast
fourth mi'lion dollars. I ward bound at a rapid rate steering for
Parsing uii-Ki rh the tunnel under the I Chicago.
city we enter Luion depot. tt. Liouis is Ko tram on the trip required so many
a largo working city of 310,000 inhabi- coaches or carried as many passengers,
tauts, situated ou the west bank of the I as the ono on which we returned from
Mississippi river. The west bank of tho Kansas City to Emporia over the A. T.
Mississippi at St. Louis was lined with 1 & S. F. railroad. Lake-side.
Ho Is Fatally Injured by
Jockey.
The following communication to the
Topeka Commonwealth gives an account
of the cause of Bender's death, and will
nterest many of our citizens:
As you stated yertrrday would be done,
eorsre Wont, tne driver ot the noted
trotting horse Bender (belonging to J.
tpsteiu of .mporia) brought the horse
trom Buvlingame and had bun dissected
by competent physicians who pronounc
ed that he died trom lung disease aud
flection of the brain brought on by be-
!i!r pounded over the head in the race at
Burlingamc. Ho was buried on the fair
round
He was ten years old hut spring and
had trotted VS races, most ot them iu
Kansas. Wolff drove him 70 out of OS
nd he won GO out of the 70 that Wolff
rove him. At the Shawnee county
h air he trotted a halt mile in 1:11 J
He also won the "free for all" race at
the same fair. He was a favorito all
over the State and has added much inter
est to the turf in Kansas.
Mr. Wolff shipped him to Burlingame
ast Friday, and started him in the "free
for all race" Saturday. He trotted four
heats in the race before he won tine, and
One ci caret te
OHO"uib'Ul can"...
Total.. 13.0
And here's the result of his visit to
the noted mining town:
We are tho worst played out individual
in the crowd. Last night some fellow
substituted an old, wide-rimmed light
hat for our fine black one, so that our
auburn locks kiss the breezes from its
crownless top ; our coat is ripped open
seven inches in the back ; our pants are
tore across the knee ; left boot heel gone
an inch of skin peeled off our beautiful
nose; candle greese, mud, dirt, sand, ul
Rati and lime-dust spread over us an
inch thick, and vet we are no differen
from the rest of the fellows. VVe would
give a halt interest m our seventeen
million mine, this instant, to be at
"Home , sweet home."
EDUCATIONAL NOTES.
Twenty more Indian snrla hr r.ni.
ed Hampton college.
An energetic movement to establish
colored teachers in the colored public
schools has begun in Baltimore.
The Stewarts, of New York. hav n re
sented Princeton college with a hand
some residence for Dr. ilcCpsh.
There are 150 deaf and dumb child ren
and 159 blind ones under the instruction
of the London Behool board.
John Jasper has been annotated suner-
intendent of schools at New York city.
in place of Mr. Kiddle, struck by Spiritualism.
Mathew Vasv:ir and John Guv Vassar
have decided to erect for Vassar college,
at Poughkeepsie, a new labroatory, at a
cost of $10,000.
Mr. I. Seney, president of the Metro
politan bank. New York citv. has iriven
the Wesleyan univers.ty $50,000 toeudow
professorship..
Seventeen students of the Japanese
Agricultural Society, founded bv Presi
dent W. S. Clarke, of Amherst, have
joined the Methodist church.
The school fund in Texas amounts
this year to $717,000. Only aliout $075,
727 can be applied to the pay of the
teachers. This is a fraction under $3 for
each pupil for the year.
.Massachusetts sends 74 per cent, of
her school population to school ; New
1 orfe sends & per cent. : New Jersey. 34 :
Connecticut aud Rhode lslnnd, 55; Ore
gon, 00; Louisiana, 20.
The Johns nopkins university has
taken a step in tlie direction of providing
ior me nigner ctiucaiion ot women iu
Baltimore, by inviting a voungladv who.
during a year's resilience in Baltimore
and previously, has shown marked abil
ity in the study ot mathematics, to con
tinue her mathematical studies in the
university, and has voted her an honor
able stipend equal to that bestowed utwn
young men who are invited to fellow
ships.
the Illinois inter-collegiate contest
was held in Champaign, October 2. Rep
resentatives of the following colleges
participated in the contest : Knox college.
Illinois Wesleyan University, McKen
dree college. Monmouth college. State
University, Chicago University, Illinois
college. The first prize was awarded to
Richard Yates, of the Illinois college:
tho second to Willis Hawlcy, of Chicago
university, the prizes ot J. li. McCuI-
lough, of the Globe-Democrat, for the
best condensation, were awanled to Lin
den Evans, Knox College, first. $50; J.
O. Matthews, Monmouth, second, $30,
and E. W. Butters, Illinois College, third,
$20.
what business advantages unseized by the
hurry in posting a letter or a mistake in
iu address! A letter is seemingly a
trifling thing; yet upon its words and its
speeding hang a destiny. Such a report
as that upon which we have commented
has the use, besides that of amuse
ment, of warning jeople to be careful
how they direct and how they send mon
ey in their missives to friends and corre-siondents.
TELEGRAPHIC.
steam lioats for over a mile, loading and
unloading viist quantities of merchan
dise, and the wharf was a mass of work
ing men and teams. . We spent one day
visiting the post office building, Tower
Grove Park and Shaw's Garden. This
garden is said to be the finest botanical
garden iu the world, founded by Henry
Shaw, in 1S.VJ. It is situated four miles
southwest of the city, and is reached by
the 1 ower Grove street railroad.
Wo cross the bridge to east St. Louis
which has a population of 0,000, to take
IN SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS
Railroals are penetrating every sectinn
of soutli western Kansas, and in a few
months that beautiful and fertile section
of our state will lie supplied with abuud
ant transportation facilities. The A T
te S. F. Co. has completed the extension
of its Wichita line to Winfleld aud to
Wellington, and these two roads which
branch near the Sumner county liue are
being extended southward from Winfleld
to Arkansas t-ity and from Wellington to
Caldwell. Tho A., T. & S. F. Co. also
has a branch completed from Emporia
to f-ureKa, and this line is lieing extend
look at the new and extensive estab- through Elk county. The L., L. &
Ul.i.ient f St I .mi! l-f -,.,,.iin- onm. "i"'."" x ..v.r..v.r..
. . ,. completed to Elk. r ails, and grading, is
pan3 located on the grounds ot the M. progressing westward to the Cowley
Louis national stock yards. Although I county line, the bt. Louis and ban
every conceivable contrivance ror the i""-,"V'","i"",,V,"Vf cs
performance of work by machinery is VaUey FredoSia, Wilson county,
apparently made use of, yet 800 pairs I Work on the Missouri Pacific from Paola,
of busy hands are necessary, and are I southwest, is being energetically prose-
now at work at the place. The build- cued, and this company is evidently de-
. ..... i u; i ui i u tlM. uaj utiiiuiux n i u iiiiu in ivan-
tngs and arrangements are evidently well ga3 u IocJ aid in Miami, Cof-
planncd, every apartment being well fey and Woodson counties, and now has
lighted and ventillated, and kept scrupu- agents in Greenwood and Butler. The
lously clean. Every ininutue of labor completion of all these lines and they
. are all legitmate enterprises will give
necessary u convert a living ouiiock southwestern Kansas the liest nossible
mio me most paiateaoie oi oeei, in at- transportation lacilites Atchison Cham
tractivcly labeled cans, ready for thelpion
l . I
u.-l.kV.uw.u.il., i No matter how much a candidate
six, eight, ten and fourteen pounds ot jtd.e- for office, he never likes to be
meat, is performed at the company's I scratched. Syracuse Herald
establishment. The company imnorts
from England the tin used for its cans. oeorge r. oicaiea, me lameroi uen
and makes the cans ou the premises. Sickles, is hale and hearty at the age of
which ia an extensive business of itself. 84 yea- e w a Spirilnalist, and en-
At present tho company employ 800
bands; 000 men and boys and 200 women
and girls, and their monthly pay roll for
help is $20,000. They now kill daily
500 beeves, though their capacity is
1,000, and can them ready for the table.
The cooking department now ia turning
out ready for canning each day 200,000
pounds of beef, the capacity being 400,.
000 pounds. To fully describe the
establishment and its importance, would
joys a matinee by the old masters every
afternoon. He baa only to rap on his
table when Beethoven, Mozart or Men
delssohn will appear and direct an in
visible orchestra. The old gentleman
frequently expresses surprise that his
visitors do not hear the music as well aa-
himself.
The indications are multiplying that
. i , i i i ,, -vr .
i lie itcpuuiicans wiu cinjucw jorain
November and Ohio in October. Should
take more Bpace than wc can spare, but quent p ,phec will fulfil led, that the
that its presence is of great importance J jouth will make the best terms at the
i i, ttn of Illinois, and east St. Louis, earliest moment. A victorious liepubli-
will 1 fully admitted. The national cia and a defeated Democratic party is
. , 3 , ... . ,,- , . (the unanswerable logic of history
stock yards and the establishments con- . sensible man in the old slave
nected therewith, pay out every year over section will make the best he can out of
C00 000. . I the inevitable. orney'a Progress.
SOUTHWEST.
Newton had a large show yesterday.
The Lelands will be at Newton the
27th.
The Peabody band furnished the music
for the Harvey county fair.
Van Amburg's circus ( ) is making the
rounds of the little towns like Peabody,
Winfleld and Eldorado.
Because we know that our people will
be glad to know it, is why we make men
tion or the tact that Mr. and JUrs. J. .
Col lister are again husband and wife as
much in spirit as in law. They are now
living together again, and we trust that
experience may prove a valuable tutor to
them, and also that their future may be
one of unbounded bliss and happiness.
Newton Kansan.
We are really rejoiced to hear the
above news.
The Garrisons Lave submitted propo
sitions in Greenwood county as follows:
Eureka township, $37,000; Pleasant
Grove, $20,000; Spring Creek, $10,000;
A LADY S TRIBUTE TO A DOG.
But it is of a beautiful silk haired dog
lrom uardiu l was to write. I never saw
any dumb animal express so much
speech, if i may say so, as did our small
friend. By talking to and pitying him
I could make him weep, and it has been
said that when called to dinner he actu
ally smiled. That I never saw his tears
I have wiped away ! That he had dreams
we knew, because I have seen him, like
Mab, demolishing the adversary in his
sleep, for instance, a rival pet pigeon,
whose tail-feathers fell as trophies to
Beauty's valor one day. That he could
comprehend all he heard was beyond
doubt, for, standing myself without look
ing toward him, when he was apparent
ly sleeping In a forbidden chair, 1 vc
said: "A person is on my cushion, aud
I desire him to leave it," when one spring
would take hi ni out ot sight. I think
that chair was an Eden to him, and I've
often suddenly entered the room and
found it rocking by apparently an invis
ible touch, when theagressor, hearing my
sep, has plunged under the table, quite
forgetting tho moving witness against
him, and with one eye asleep woulci
watch me with the other. In that sin
gle instance his sagacity failed him.
but for fidelity, gratitude and love he was
unsurpassed. Kindness and caresses
were a necessity ot his nature, and in
that trait the relationship lietween us
was not very far distant. Beauty had
the rudiments of conscience, I know-, and
a heart, for it was broken at last. I came
away, and bis mistress once, long after,
let drop on the floor an old dress of mine,
He recognized and caressed it with every
sign or a tender memory. Time passed
aud sue, too, lelt him to the kind care oi
Mrs. F , who was good enough to
write to us respecting him. Ho was un
happy and anxious, looking in the face
of every new comer for the one he wish
ed to see. At last he only drank, but re
fused .to cat, and piued away. One day
he stood awhile gazing earnestly at Airs.
P . as she wrote, lookinsr iust as if he
said, xou have been very kind to me,
but they don t come back good by,'
then crept on to his cushion, lay down
quietly, aud died.
Tarnc's Command Reached.
Ciikyexne. Oct. 8. 2a. m. The fol
lowing is just received lrom Major Gil
hs, at Rawlins:
The mail carrier from Snake river just
in; ho reports that Merritt reached
Payne's command Monday afternoon af
ter a severe fight, in which he killed
thirty-seven Indians. He found them
all right. The colored cavalry company !
reached Payne last Friday night, losing
all their horses but two in doing; so.
The mail carriers know nothing of the
condition of the otlicers and men, A
company of the 14th regiment were at
least twenty -tour hours behind Merntt's
command. Total manlier of officers and
soldiers killed 12. Uital wounded 43.
Indian loss unknown, but larger than
ours.
The Republicans Carry Colorado.
Denver, October 8. The election for
supreme judge and county officers passed
off very qiuetly, not more than half a
vote being polled. T he returns come in
slowly, but the indications are that,
the Republicans have carried the' state
Gov. Routt, chairman ofthe Republican
state committee, estimates the majority
for Beck, for supreme judge at 5,000, a
gaiu of two thousand over last year's
vote. In Arapahoe county the Republi
cans elected every man: also in Gilpin,
Aeld and Laramie counties. In Las
Animas the Democrats fall behind last
year's vote full 200. There was little in
terest in the contest, as the state ticket
contained but one name, that of Beck.
Th Massacre at the Agency.
L8 Pinos Agency. Col.. Oct. 5. An
Indian runner through in eighteen hours
from White River, who arrived at mid
night, reports to Chief Ouray that the
troops are still fighting.strongly entrench
ed, and able to hold the position until re
inforcements arrive. Chief Douglas
sends wonl to Ouray that all the women
and children are sale at his house: that
heh:is turned the money and papers over
to the agent s wile, that Ouray need have
no fear from the White River Utes. The
ght is an afiair of their own Indians.
He reports Jack's band, known as Den-
er Indians, as doing fighting. Two
Indians entered the office seized tht
gent, threw him on the floor and shot
lm through the head. The agency and
the troops were attacked simultaneously.
The employes took refuge in a building
which was hreu and the men shot m at
tempting to escape. Uhiel Ouray says
there is no danger here. All quiet at the
agency.
Hie eiliMl Prophets.
then the iud ges from some unaccounta-1 total S67.O0O. The bonds to be rjfaced
im; reason oiu not give h 10 mm. ,.rrT,. .. ,la mi ia rb-torm.
In each of the'other heals he was driven . , ..... . ...
foul, and one Bob Kmt. the owner of ne. a,,a 11 "ie ron 18 no1 ouul w,lu,n
Dekota Maid, broke two sulkies down
under Mr. Wolff, and struck Bender over
the head six times with his whip, as I
am informed. Kncclis said to the back
ers of his marc that ho would -kill Ben
der, or beat him in the race.
After the fourth heat or the nice Mr.
Wolff and his wife started to town with
Bender. As soon as it w:is discovered
that he was sick the society started twelve
police atter linn, and demanded that the
horse be turned over to thorn tor his en
trance fee, which had not been asked for
1
twelve months of the dale of deposit,
they are to be returned to the townships.
The election will bo held on the 3d, 4th
and (ith of November. -
Wh'-ii Mr. Morgan offered that special
premium of a five dollar gold piece to
the oldest old maid at the Marion county
fair, he probably did not expect there
would be a contestant for it, but he got
fooled. Miss Margaret Getty, of Gallin
township competed for it, and being tho
only entry, the premium was awarded to
M-forc. Through tho determination of her. Miss Getty was born in 1800. and
Wont and the entreaties ot his w it he was j9 therefore 70 years of age, and ia not
finally gotten into town and cared for. ashamed "to own it either. She is re
Never was horse or owner treated with markably lively and full of fun, and an
iens courtesy tiiau w as iy oiu iuiu inucr i pea red to enjoy the matter as much
at Burlingame.
Oct. 8lh, 1870.
Yours truly.
II.
anybody. Feabody Gazette.
A Iteply.
Bnu.iNOAME, Octolier 9, J 879.
To the editor of the Common wealth.
In your issue of this morning, I noticed
a communication on the above subject
signed II in which there are many mis
representations. Mr. Wolff drove four
heats, and did not win one. and expressed
himself satisfied with the rulings of the
judges in all but the last heat, which was
a close one lietween liender and the Maid,
and was given to the latter. In the other
three heats the Maid was set back to
fourth place for foul driving. As to the
threats of Mr. Kneebs, the owner of Da
kota Maid, and the feud existing between
him and Mr. Wolff, we understand that
they arose from some dissatisfaction m
regard to the decision or the judges at
r.mporia, and was something we were
not accountable for. After tho fourth
OYER THE STATE".
Salina is to have a fire engine.
Measles and diptheria at Manhattan
Lawrence now rejoices In a free bridge.
The Miami county district court, has
ten divorce cases. -
Wm. B- Taylor, who has made a good
paper of the Wyandotte Gazette, has sold
it to Armstrong & Mayer, who will in
the future conduct it.
Ex-state treasurer Hays is chairman of
the Republican committee of Johnson
I county. The Democrats and Greenback.
ers have combined in that county.
The Central bnnch railroad company
proposes to run a branch from Clyde to
heat Bender was drawn, and Mr. Wolff "ouie PiDt ln'tue Salirie valley in Lin
left the grounds without the consent of I coin county, viaDclphos or Minneapolis.
the judges, who not knowing that the
horse was sick, sent the marshal of the
grounds and the city marshal after him
and on the discovery that tho horse
was sick, permitted wolll to nro-
ceeu to town and care tor him
He was not detained two minutes. "II."
Bays that the horse was dissected by com
petent physicians who pronounced that
he died from lung disease and affection
of the brain, brought on by being pound
ed over tne head in the head in the race
at Burlingame, which is not true. Thev
say that he died from congestion of the
lungs brought on by over exertion. As
to his being pounded over the head.
Hon. D. P. Lowe has been nominated
by ihe Republicans for judge of the
sixth district This we regard as a very
fortunate nomination, and the judge
will undoubtedly be elected by a large
majority. ,
The people of Mcpherson have voted
on the proposition to issue bonds in aid
of the extension of the Lindsburg branch
ofthe Kansas Pacific railroad to that
place and carried it by a largo majority.
the Kansas Central railroad is corn-
Wolff claimed to the judges that Kneebs 1 plc-ted fourteen miles west of Onaga. or
struck him three times with his light u Butler. The Leavenworth Press aays
m.:." L"SLYS. tl" it will be nnished to the Blue river
failed to pay his entry fee and stall rent ln ror,y day8. nd tlicn further westward
prior to tne race, ana had he noti-1 through Iiiley and Clay counties.
iA , .. i. : , i - , I " "
t"h7r TwouidTan ls Ibn? The Neosho valley district fair associ-
they supposed he had left on account of I ation made enough at Uteir late fair at
their decision in the last beat, conse-1 Neosho Falls not only to pay for all ex
quently he waa arrested and sued by the penses. but to pay an old debt of SLC00,
wirTted moVe XZLLSTZ hey " money onband. They
lot;.. r, I now own their nice Ground a free of all
best citizens warranted. demands. I
POSTAL PECULIATHTIES.
from the Bot-tou I'ost..
Blue books are seldom light and pleas
ant reading. People do not usually go
to omcial reiorta for amusement; anu
there is an idea generally prevalent that
statistics are dry. But now and then the
reports of public business have really
some juice in them. There is, after all
a romance hidden under masses of offi
cial figures, if one would take the troub
le to dig it out: and perhaps no reports
contain more interesting curiosities than
those of the post ufiiec. Since Sir Row
land Hill indurEnglaiid to set an ex.
ample of cheap postage to all the world
nearly forty years ago, the pstollice has
becouio a great, medium oi intercourse,
a notable instrument in tho tragedies and
comedies of life. What histories of do
mestic romance has it silently conveyed
from place to place! What news of
death, and mar riaire. of prosperity and
r - j - -
ruin it has quietly passed from mind to
in hid! A recent report ofthe English
postmaster general betrays, too, how lim
itless is the popular idea of the function;
tn 1m nerfhmied liv lier maiestv's mails.
Letters, papers, circulars, sundry goods
and parlor ornaments arc not, it appears,
the only articles forwarded bv thei
medium. During the past year the post
office has found itseir carrying live rab
bits and rats, moles and tortoises, crabs
and bees. It has been burdened with
Devonshire cream and eggs, fruit, mince
and pork pies, sausages and hose, shoe
nails, artificial teeth and china orna
ments, geranium cuttings, tobacco and
cigars, glaziers' diamonds and notions.
One parcel was found to contain a live
snake of unwonted! y large stomach
On inquiry it was found that a lizard
had been "posted" with the snake, and
that during transmission through the
mails the snake had waxed hungry and
swallowed his reptile brother.
Human carelessness is somewhat start-
lingly exemplified by a year's history of
the oost oniee. uver Z-J.uuu leivers were
posted in England in a twelvemonth with
out any address: and of these nearly t
thousand contained money, to the aggre
gate value of $40,000 in cash and checks.
Thousands of postal cards were sent to
invisible recipients, and thousands more
were addressed, indeed, but presented
blank on the "message" side. Letters
with money in them were sent unsealed
packages of golden sovereigns lay- on
claimed in the office, either by sender or
intended receiver. A letter arrived from
the United States, addressed "Little Alice,
serio-comic singer, England," perhaps
with a message from home which "Little
Alice" would have given a week's salary
to receive. Another came, "To my Nevvy
in London," possibly from some rich and
irascible country ancle who, receivingno
reply, forthwith cut "Nevry" off with a
Rhilfing. A letter from Versailles, was
lnff.
sent to England, with "Please pnt this
young man in the right train for I't-nge.
As the letter never fulfilled the object, it
will forever remain a mystery whether
the young man" ever reached Pengs or
not. Jilisuirecnuiia mi uimniuui u
If-tier have their serious as well as thei
comic aide. What hopes may have been
forever blighted by the failure to receive
some all-iinportant message, carelessly
sent: what friendships may have been
broken, what lovers' quarrels unhealed,
ly unharmed, tho victims ofthe disaster
being mostly in the second and third,
coaches. The fourth coach escaped with
slight damage, and none of the Wagner
coaches were injured.
Up to noon 18 dead bodies have been
taken from the emigrant car aud have
not yet been identified.
1 here are at least thirty more who are
more or less injured, but the full extent
of the casualty cannot be known until
all the wseck'is cleared away.
Bobbery.
Kixgsi.et. October 9. The residence
of Mrs. Hanchie, this place, was broken
into last night, bhe and her daughter
were clorotormed and robbed of $250.
The thief made good his escape. -
Harvey County Fair.
Newton, Oct. 10. The fair ofthe Har-
vey county agricultural and mechanical
association has been in progress here for
three days, and closes to-morrow. The
display has been large, and the interest
maniiested by all classes is highly praise
worthy. The attendance has been some
thing wonderful, not only from this county
but from Reno, Rice, Mcpherson, Marion
and Sedgewick. The fair is set down as
the largest and most successful ever held
in the Arkansas Valley.
The Biley County Fair.
Manhattan. Oct. 10. The Rilev coun
ty fair closed to-day with everybody hap
py. Stockmen claim no such display of
cattle has ever been made in the west.
and in all the departments but little fault
could be found. The attendance has
been much greater than usual. Many
estimate from 5,000 to 6,000 people were
present to-uay.
Land Office Be port.
Washington, October 10. The forth
coming annual report of the commis
sioner ofthe general land oltice will con
tain an interesting comparative state
ment of the disposals of public lands to
actual settlers during each of the five
fiscal years. Ihe totals range from about
:J,500,(HK to 4,000.000 acres each for the
fiscal years of 1s7 j, 1870 and
10(!,074 acres 4or the year ended June 30,
1878, and 8,650,110 acres of land during
the twelve months ending with last June.
I lie totals ot entries under the homestead
and timber culture laws contrast as
follows:
For the fiscal year of 1877, 2,098.771
acres, t or the fiscal year ot 1878, 0,288,-
lii) acres, t or the fiscal year or 18 y,
020,085 acres.
The cash sales show a decrease of 255,-
000 acres since last year, when they ag
gregates about m i.tiw acres, but the net
increase in the amount of land taken by
actual settlers during the last fiscal year
is ioumi to nave oeen nearly one and one-
halt million acres.
The Shooting of Fred Nix, Jr,
WASHiNOTox.Oct. 10. The post office
department to-day received a report of
the special agent detailed to make an in
vestigation in regard to the shooting of
Fred JNix, Jr., postmaster at Blackville.
S. C. The report strongly condemns
not only the assailing party, but the
community at large, for not haying pro
tected the postmaster, and attributes the
T. K. J0BMSTOH. LI. lUTUH.
J0HXST0X BERTRAM,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT
LAW. Koowa 1 and 1 Snenoer Block. Coun
cil tirove, Kuitu. Will practice in all Stale
ana rettentl Uourt. 41-it
JIT BUCK. L. . XCLXOaO.
BUCK A KELLOtiG,
ATTORWEYS AT LAW. KmiwrU. Kaoias.
OOice ia Maws block.
SCOTT A LYNX,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Will nr&eliee Is
all the Slate and Federal Courts.
O. . BACHKLLIK. . M. BACHKXLXB.
BACHfcLLER A BACUELU1U,
ATTO UJi E YS AT LAW. Over First N.
t ion at Bant, KmHrla. Km.
-- -" uuuii.iv.,u.iidu , ,u tug
Supreme Court ot the btale. and In the Fed
eral Courta for the IMstrlct ot Kansas.
ED. 8. WATER liURY.
LAW OKI'ICK-fmnt mnma
Bancroft block. EnKrta. Kanaas.
W. CCKN1NOHAM. W.T. M'OABTT
t u.s.MMiiiAM ft Mccarty,
ATTOKMliVa at law Kimwi.1, tr...
Will uractice in all th kum ,nj irirmi
Courts, unice io Niwa block.
DRS. ALLEN ft THOMPSON,
HOMUCl'ATIIIC PHYSICIANS AN n SITK.
GKONsj.-Ha vine located permaneutlv in
AMUiioria, one ot us Hill be in constant at.
tuuUanou at our olBeo, over UBANaK Sroaa.
Dr. Allen will give special attention to dis
eases ul' foiuales aud children . wltf.
St. Lons, Oct. 8. The trraiid pajreant attack upon Nix to the animosity arising
ofthe veiled prophets traversed some of from his politics and his color.
the principal streets oi the city to-night. I The department has not as yet taken
It was the most masnihcent spectacle anv notion unon the renort. but the
ever presented in the west and perhaps matter will be referred to the attorney
surpassed in extent and splendor any of general to ascertain whether anything
the Mardi Gras carnivals of the South. I can learallv be done for postmasters' pro-
It consisted of twenty-two tableaux.
mounted upon immense wagons, each
drawn by eight horses richly caprisoned
and led by servants in the livery ot the
oilier; the whole representing a panor
ama of progress or a festival of Vulcan
and the .Muses, illustrating tne develop
ment ot merehanieal art.
Stolen Bank Funds.
Philadelphia, Oct. 8. John Cnjon
who was arrested in a banking house
while attempting to negotiate bonds
stolen from the Manhattan hank of New
York hits been committed in default of
$20,000 bail.
For Grccuhaekers.
New Yoke, Oct. 9. The steamship
Canada brought in $110,725 in gold.
The receipts of foreign sjiecic since tho
last week statement is :;,2:tu,U0. it is
said that fifteen million francs are on the
Labrador, due Tuesday next.
"Wis Still Sailing.
Albion, Mich., October 9. A lartre
balloon passed over this city at 9 o'clock
tins morning, going southwest rapidly
and at a great heighi. To all appearan
ces a car was attached.
Kansas Veterans.
"Wichita, Kan., October 9. The re
union or veteran soldiers at this place
to-day was very largely attended by the
old Union soldiers irom this entire sec
tion of the state. The parade was led bv
Captain Morse's company of Sixteenth
U. 8. Infantry followed- by the Wichita
Guards, and two detachments of Veteran
Infantry and Cavalry, attended by sever
al oaiKls ot music, and Hying banners.
The scene was magnificent. The day
was employed in speaking, feasting and
dancing. Capt. J. IS. Johnson delivered
the principal address.
ttailroail Train Robbed in Missonri-
Kanbas City, Mo., Oct. 8 The Chica
go and Alton train, which leaves this city
at C :-10 p. m., was roblied of its express
money this p. m., at Glendale, tit teen
miles east ofthe city.
1 lie train was stopped by about twenty
masked men, who kept up a continuous
firing while the messenger's safe was be
lag robbed. 1 he mesKeiiger was knock
ed down but not seriously hurt. Six
t housand dollars cash, and a large amount
in securities that are not negotiable, were
taken. Manager McMullcn, of tho Alton
road, discredits the assertion that the
band of robbers are the James boys gang.
lie states that the sheritl or Jackson conn
tv; Missouri, and his deputies, are after
the outlaws, and on the track of eight of
them, with a prospect ot getting them to
morrow, lie oilers $u,ikki reward ior
their capture. The express company
will be able to save a large proportion oi
the property stolen, as payment can be
stopped upon the drafts, checks, etc..
which largely made np the contents of
their packages.
Wherry Vn fortunate
Chicago, Oct. 9. General Wherry, of
West Point, has been eourt-martialed on
a charsre of attempting to blackmail a
cadet, and found guilty. He has been
dishonorably discharged, stripped of ali
pay, due and coming due, and sentenced
to two years imprisonment in uie milita
ry prison at Fort Jjcavcnworth.
Another Railroad Horror.
Dktboit. Michiiran, OcL 10. A ter
rible accident occurred on the Michigan
Central railroad, a short distance east of
Jackson, about one o cIock this morning.
The Pacific express, bound west, which
left Detroit forty minutes late, collided
with a switch engine on the main track
at that place, telescoping the baggage
and express cars and punier the remain
imr coaches, eleven in number, on the
ton of them. The first coach was filled
with emigrants, most of whom are killed
or seriously injured
As near as can be ascertained, the acci
dent was caused by the switchman hav
ing charce of making up a freight train
at Jackson Junction, occupying the
main track with the switch engine aud
caboose, understand inz that the Pwific
express was considerably behind time.
The express train, however, had made
np nearly all lot time.
Physicians were at once summoned
from Jackson to ths scene of the disas
ter, and a special train, carrying physic
ians, left Detroit at 5 a. m. A large
force of the employees of the railroad
company, together with a, large numlier
of the citizens of Jackson, are on the
ground, engaged in the work of extricat
ing lodies fcom the wreck.
The engineer and fireman of the ex
press train were literally torn in pieces,
but the engineer and fireman of the
switch engine escaped injury by jump
ing from the engine. The train was
made up of seven Wagner fleejiers, four
passenger coaches, and mail and baggage
cars. The tender ot the express engine
was telecoicd into the baggage ear about
half its length. This car in turn forced
its way into the mail car, and crowded
the first passenger coach to the right on
the embankment, and crushed back
through the two following. The passen
gers in the first coach were comparative-
ATT0RNEYS.
KTERRY ft SEDGWICK.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Emporia, Kanaaa.
up-statr,
wiltr.
PHYSICIANS.
C. S. NELLLS, M. D.,
SURGEON ANU llOMEoPAl'llfn PIIV.
SKIAN. oflioe at the reiiium-a tr Mr.
Jutlb-u ltuyylea. wit 1 1
MR. W. W. I1IBBEX,
OFFICE Ove'r Dunlap ft Co's. Bank
JOHN A. MOORE,
1HYS1CIAN ANI SITKKRllW nuiiia 11
Ida lrug Store, No. ISO Commercial St.
L. I). JACOBS, M.
OFFICE in rerloy Ryder's drug store.
J. W. TRUEWORTIIY, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN
Kanaaa. Ouice
ANU SUUUKON. Emporia,
at Sister's drug store.
DR. J. W. FILKINS,
Formerly resident uhvaician and lurnmi
of Mercy hotpltai, Chicago, Illinois, auU late
Buvcxuuicut lurgeun at i uuuao, Allinota, naa
(ciiuiiuuuuy tooauxi at nouporia, tvanaaa, to
practice ui proieaaion. Call promptly at
tended to in the city or country. - uillce in
cai nugu uioca, norm oi 1 rsl ational Ban a,
Emporia, Kauaaa. dl&Uil-wlMir.
8 E. NORTHIXGTON.
DENTAL SURGEON. Eniooria. Kan no.
Olllco over oranare store, with Alien A
Thompson.
dl-kltnol-w24tt.
BBS. LAWBOOK LAWKKM'K.
. a. ttVHKHCll. I DK.T1NNIK S. LAWKKNCK
Oculitt and Aurlat. I Obstetrics and Uiacase
- ol women.
W. R, ROUP,
PHYSICIAN A'OBSTETRIClAN, Read
1K, Lyou Co., Km. Ouice lat door B. of iioat
ouice. V ill uttcud calls day or uiirht. SS-tt
MISCELLANEOUS.
UOBKUT VILLI It EN.
CIVIL ENGINEER ANU SURVEYOR.
Ouice at II. W. MoCune's real estate outce, in
rear ol Emporia National Bank. w5tt.
J H . YVILH 1TK, 1. V. 8 ,
Itiraduate of American Veterinary College.
Veterinary Surgeon.
OOice la at Joseph Peak's barn, on Consti
tution atreat All il incase of auiinala mu'e-esa-lully
treated. wl5U. J. 11. WILH1TK.
tectiou from further injury.
In Honor of Grant
Ban Francisco. Oct. 10. The Wash
ington territory legislature to-day by
joint resolution took a recess until Thurs-
day, tor the purpose ot accepting Uie in
vital ion to meet General Grant at Tort
laud. The mavor and council of Seattle
have forwarded a dispatch to the Gener
al, asking him to visit Seattle during
his stay in the north.
St. Louis Exposition
St. Lolis, October 10. One ofthe most
attractive features of the fair for the past
three days has lcen exhibited from Mex
ico, sent trom the Kepublic especially
for exhibition at the St. Louis exposition,
but for some unknown reason it was de
tained in the New York custom house for
a month and did not reach here till three
days ago. It is now in charge of John
r . uahiit, .Mexican consul ot this city
as special commissioner for the occasion.
end has been handsomely displayed by
him. It consists of numerous specimens
of various branches of industry, agricul
tural, minernl and manufactured pro
ducts, rich aud valuable specimens of
native wiiods, drugs, chemicals, etc., and
a number of samples of works of art and
literature, in all a yery fine' display of
the art, science aud industry ol our Bister
republic, and well calculated to surprise,
as it docs, the great mass of Americans
who examine it.
It will probably lie put on permanent
exhibition here, and doubtless be instru
mental in hasteniug the development of
more extensive commercial relations be
tween the two countries than now exist,
Go north, south, eat or went, nnd you will
flint Coutrhs and Colds at this Mtasoa of the
year. A remedy wlnh never I mis to etve unt
Istaction ia Or. Bull's Coukh Syrup. Price
8ft cents.
LEGAL. NOTICES.
Delinquent Tax List.
Notii e is hereby given that o much of each
tract of land or town lot tloacribcd in the fol
lowing list, and situated in Lvon county.
Kansas, aa may be necessary for that purpose,
will, on the fourth Monday, the aaine Iwinir
the twenty-seventh day oi' October, 1S79 lie
sold by me at public auction, at myoiucein
the city or tmporia, in saui i.yon county, ior
tne delinquent charges tnereon
Treasurer of Lvon couuly, Kansas.
8. T. R.
8 of ne X St 1 li
NXrw - 8(1 la 18
Com mencing at northeast corner of
ncnj. j.rowii'a mini ; inetice east
37), rod', them south tUi rods;
thence west U-X roils; thence
north rods to ucginuing, 0
acres in St 19 li
Commencing at noith west corner of
A. At u mi ay's land; thence we-t
17 rods, 71 links; thence south
90 4-10 rods; thence cast 17 rode,
71 links; thence north S)4 10 rods
to beginning, except 5 acres tu U.
I). Maxson and J. lurau 10 SO 13
Knot tea a-4 l: 10
K , of BW 8 20 10
Lin porta City It 12 VVt street.
Amerioua tewnsite !lV.i a. lota 10 and It :
block 28, lot 1 ; block 59. l-lll; block M. !
10; block us, lot to; iraeiion.nl block 4, loin.
Lot Ho. 1 in neqr we. t1. town IH, range 4.
Hartford towusilo Block 21. lot 4, S. 6. 7.
8 and 9. wt4.
TtltAKK McCAIN,
Plain and Ornamental Plasterer!
Emporia, Kansas.
Materials furnished and work done on abort
notice lu the best manner.
CIKAM lOW Kit
WOOD WORKING FACTORY
Plan and encclflcatlona lor all kimla ol
building furnished. I snip ia my lumber.
anu can Rive low nnurea on all contract,
factory anil atiou on Commercial Street.
)at north ol Seventh Avenue, Jbmporia.
dive ine a call. K. IT. el' it AG UK.
g. w. 0urrin & g. w. barr.
Carpenters 6c Builders
Have opened up, in the building line, their
carpenter shop, between 7th and 8th avenue.
Commercial street. Will take country work
as low as the lowest. Give u a call. wStbtr
Qt I. T11K1S,
Jtoot and
Shoo Maker.
All kimla of Foot Wear made to order In
the best style. Ucpidrinc- promptly attended
to. Shop on west aide of Commercial tit., a
lew doors south ot 6th avenue.
EMPORIA, KANSAS.
"JpiIIL. J. IIKILMAN,
kf ANUraCTURIa OP
SADDLES AND HARNESS!
A Good Stock always on hand' at Lowest
f rice.
Repairing Done Neatly and Cheap. -
yMI'OUIA
Foundry and Machine Shops.
JOSEPH C. JONES, Prop.
Manufacturer of Iron Fronts, Land Boilers,
Iron Flower stand. Kane Brackets, Aqua
riums, and every description of iron and
Brass Cnating. Machinery and Boiler re
pairing a specialty. Correspondence ftolie
lien.
47f.
In tho District Cocrt of Lyoii county, Kansas
K. Horton, 1'taiutiiT,
va.
Elizalieth R. Keiehtley, John B. Alexander,
William Alexander, Mrs Isabella Alexan
der, widow of Unvid Alexander, and ti. If.
Dodge. Defendant.
The defendants and each of them will take
notice that they have been sited In the altove
n unlet court, and that plaintiff's petition 1
filed therein; that said defendants must an
swer raid plaiulilTs petition on or Itelore the
2 l day of .November, A. 1. 17S. or said pe.
tition will be taken as true and Judgment
rendered according ly ; that plaintiff ia the
owner nnd in the actual and lawful possession
of the following described land in Lyon conn
ty, Kansas, to-wit: south west quarter ot sec
tion sttownsip 21, ran (fell, ami that plaintiff's
title be forever quitted against any ami all
claims of said defendants fir any of them
therein; and especially the claim of all the
defendants except H H. Dodge to title to said
land nnder a patent from the United State
and intermediate convevancca thmiiminr
themselves; and alto especially the claim of
saiu t. it uik uen lor taxea on said
land fur taxes paid by hint and his grantees
from A. D. 1861 to ls71 inclusive; aud that
said defendants' said claims and titles may
be adjudged null and void as against the title
of this plaintiff; and for such other and l'urto
er teliuf as may be right and ffreet.
AI.MtK.lS UILLKTT,
41t3 Attorney lor Plaintiff.
Iu the District Court ot Lyon county, Kansas
Almcrin Uillett, Plaintiff,
vs.
Elrzibclh U. KeiKhtley, John K. Alexander
William Alexander aud airs. Isabella Alex
ander. Del'endao la.
The said defendunts. and aca and every
of them will take notice that thev have
been sued in the above ertitled actkm. tn toe
aliove named court, and the names of the par
ties, plaintiff aud defendant, reeetive(y are
a stated in said title; that said plaintiff's pe
titkm is filed in said court against them; that
said defendants ran-it answer said etitinn on
or before the 9jd day of Kovewtber. it;a, or
said petition will be taken as true and ju1g
mcnt rendered accordingly for said plaintiff
and against said delendants Iwr the sum of
i-0Jju and interest rrom April u. A- l..
ltoirt, and cost. And an order will be taken
therewith to sell the following described land
In Cvou couutv, Kansas, to-wit: Mouth west
quaru-r. Section 3, Township 21, Range 11. as
the property ot said deleu.lant, which has
been taken in attachment in this action to
aatttly aaid judgment and costs.
ALMKitlM UILLETT.
w41t3 For himself.
jYAN CONNER,
EMPORIA CARRIAGE FACTORY I
Horseshoeing and Repairing.
Mechanics St., bet. Gth and 7tii At.
Kmporis, Kan.
Carriages and wagons made to order. All
kinds or repairing and lobbing done in tba
best manner by skillful workmen. Trices
very reasonable. We Invite an inspection ot
our work and guarantee satisfaction . Coma
and see us. UVAN & UiNNKK.
T.
McC'lLLOL'OIf CO,
DIAI Kim IN
Staple and Fancy Groceries!
COUNTRY PRODUCE
of all kinds taken In exchange for good?.
COMMERCIAL STREET,
two doors above the Post Office,
' BMPORfA, KANSAB.
Dealers
HKKMAN,
in Meats of ail Kinds!
Tbn
I teat and Chmpeat
Km porta.
Meat Hrket la
Have bow on hand and for sale eheap a large
mount of Pork, tiara, Shoulder and Bacon,
thoroughly salted, cured and smoked, and
eina! to tho very bet that can bo found any
where. Tbey have also a large qoaatity oi
lard, by the barrel or pound. Call and see It.
All orders receive prompt attention, and
dealers are particularly requested to give us
a call. The beat of Reef. Mutton and Veal,
as usual, kept at our market, on weat side of
Commercial street, Ojoite P. O., Kmiwiria.
Kanaaa. ATYKO tu MERMAN.
jri BOBTOX,
REAL ESTATE AGENT
Emporia, - - -
Pays Taxea. redeems lands sold for taxes.
Will notify parties antoantol tax dne
ia time to save penalty.
Sf-nd New York exchange er P. O. order.
Tax RgCEirrs bknt it Bmraa mail, oa
Rkcurr or Momkt.
Enclose stamp, description of laads and post
oaico address.
Real Estate bb-jgat and Sold oa Gommisaioa.
. Call oa or address .- .
K. BORTOST,
Emporia, Lyon Co.. Kansaa.
12. C. NICHOLS,
Architect and Superintendent.
- Office in Eskridge Block, '
trSUf. EMPORIA, KANSAS.
. ,F. 1. PAYNK,
Justice of the Peace,
EMPorrf . v v.
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over LuU'l hard aim
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