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..be better I his year titan ever beforr, the yield iiromUing to be twenty Are prr rent. la-fter tuan that of last year. Courtney U reported aa Ivinir vt-rv -r. onsly ill at the Kigua IIoiinc in Wali- 4agton. Tliia will obviate tin-promot oeceaauy 01 aawiDg auy la.als in two. Mexico U U have a new iirwuleut, witu prospect l alnhle goviriinicnt. We have bueu thiukinir for mime time that revolution at the rate of seven per Week would finally grow nionolonouH. A Connecticut cat baa adopted a oung Tat for which ahe hua coiieeivetl a great fondue. A reconciliation between Tutu many and Tilden as one of the niar- eloua tritnnpha of peace will be next 10 order. Tho Leaven worth Preas give evidence cf Journaliatic enterprise by the an- bounceuicnt that Governor St. John, if re-elected, will be a candidate for Col. Plnmb'a place in the tcnate. The Pre baa a patent on thia Information and do infringements will be tolerated. The Democratic congress sat ill bangs lire on the special deficiency appropria tion bill, and refuses to pass it without rider which will interfere with the protec tion of voters and fails to insure freedom of action at the polls. Self preservation it the first law of nature. Senator John JJ. Gordon, of Georgia, has sent ia his resignation to the govern or as U. 8. senator, which will take effect immediately. If thia phenomenal event had taken place in Ohio, the re tiring official would have beeu prompt ly invested with straight jacket and committed t the asylum for the inanue for safe- keeping. Red Cloud, Spotted Tail anil leu other Sioux chiefs are i route for Washing ton, for the purpose of discussing the proposition to permit a railroad to run through their reservation. We trust that, out of respect for the ludian ioIicy (A Carl Scharz, they hare been provided with PuIImau palace can anil other le rltting luxuries, at the expense of the government. President Haye is not in the field, al. though the ICepublican party might go m great deal further and fare worse than by giving him a sec ond term. Ilia views on the desirability of the chief exeeum-cbhip re so widely at variance with those of General Grant that he declares he would not except a nomiuation for re-election if it were tendered him on a silver pi utter. It is announced that thu situation iu the Democratic cam p is to be. simplified within a few tlaya by the withdrawal from the Held of Judge DuvU, who, it is aid, contemplates throwing up the upon ge In favor of Bayard. Tliia ia im portant, if true, as David's retirement will make room for some of the candi dates wko have !ecn suspended from pegs, to get down ou the ground, and will enajleall ti:e contestants iu the presi dential race to move about and relax their benumbed limbs. The anil third termers of New Voik and Pennsylvania bad ln-tlcr mark, read aud inwardly digest I lit- fol lowing, from the Topekii Common wealth, before liny prureeil any further ou theirMlleid.il Milu-y of I'r.ic turing the unit rule at the Chicago con vention : "Tom Anderson, James Steele, T. C. Sears and Judge Day will have seats and a vote in the Chicago convention, or New York, Pennsylvania aud Illinois will cast solid rotes for Grant, and don't you forget It" Senator Bayard, iu a very recent inter view in relation to the question of ad journment, said that congress could not -adjourn by May 31 unless there was an understanding auioug senators that no opposition Should be made to measures which were to be brought up for action, especially the Carlyle whisky bill. This intelligent appreciation on the part of the Deleware statesman concerning the grand motive sgcuey of the Democratic machine should semi his Ihkhii many lengths ahead, and bring hi in to the frout as one of the fuvoriu-s among pur chasers of presidential pools. Judge Campbell, of the i:ilb Judicial District, should have ascertained uljilli r the Howard C'ourant was loaded lie fore be tackled its senior editor. If ull, or even half the charges preferred by that paper against bis honor are well founded, we think the press of the south west will find no trouble in making it so warm for him that he will n-uWat a large measure of comfort by dolling the the judicial ermiue. Messrs. Milliug ton.of the Wlnnild Courier, and Allison, of the Telegram, will doubtless take flush hands in the laudable enterprise of bouncing from the la-neb a tuaa uh Is apparently so unworthy In occupy oucb a dignified and responsible posi tion. The enterprising amusement manager, Jack Havcrly, has fitted up a couiiiiihH ousroom in bis theater for special news paper correspondents and reporters from the various states of the Union, ulio are to be al Chicago during the National Republican convention. The place is centrally located and near the Exposi tion building. The tables have full re (xwtf rs' outfit, and special messengers will be la attendance day and uighL All newspaper men are invited to con sider themselves welcome to the room, And will tlud it a great convenience in forwarding their uews matter. The im mense popularity of a mau who thus otupuases the primary conditions of ull jsuccess, cau no longer be a matter of amrprise to any one. WHERE IT RAINS. If wo cannot have ruin ourselves, we are glad others cau. A card from uu Emporia business mau, now in the southwest, to "his folks," dated "Arkan sas City, 20," says: "Heavy, soaking ruins nearly all night, extending from Kinsley to the western line of Lyon couuty, aud from Newton south to the Territory. Lift'it sliowets II along the road today, witlt indica tions for still more and general rains." Another communication from Wel lington, same date, says : A very heavy rain fell last night, ' ad it is terribly muddy. We have had a very heavy rain all over this conutv. We think we will have at least a ba'lf crop of wheat in this county. Corn looks well." Iu the southeastern portion of the state there has been m alaiudance of rain. At Parsons hi Wednesday it was very muddy. The wheat iu thai region looks well. In Coffey county, in some por tions of which Ibry have bad seasonable rains, there i a fair promise for wheat, while all other growing crops look well. OKLAHOMA. Carl Schurz, after all, is a bigger man Cliao Captain Puyue, whose lofty valor xpaided itself in leading the Oklahoma invasion and the establishment of a col ooy istLe Indian Territory. Upon the or der of the government, Payne and his fol lowers have been arrested by a detach anent of the Fourth Cavalry, under com uand of Lieutenant Gale, and notwith standing his sanguinary and lurid de clarations of war, has quietly submitted ao the inevitable and given evidence of Ills recognition of the authority of the powers that be and the force of the law laid down in this ess. That the government will lie Drought o realize the propriety, and even the ne tsity of opening up the Indian terri tory to the admission of white settlers, then can be no doubt, and its occupa tion by the ptogresaive Caucasian, who will utilize Its magnificent natural re sources, can only be a question of time. . JJt under the conditions of the present compact of the government with the In dians, it is evidently a violation of pub lic faith to intrude upon the domain which has been set apart tor their ex- VOL,. 23. elusive occupation, and which must be regarded as theirs, absolutely, so long as the terms of the present treaty rctuaia intact. The windy adventurers who have mave so free to set at defiance the power of the government, may as well accept the situation, ouce for all, and abandon for the present the Utopian scheme of "On to Oklahoma." LOGAN'S VICTORY. The Springfield Convention adjourned yesterday, after a protracted contest of three days between the third term and anti-Grant divisions of the Republican part in Illinois, in which the former held the field, and, by the adoption of the policy employed at the New York and Pennsylvania state conventions, suc ceed .-J in securing the instructions of thi state for Grant at the Chicago con vention The ImfMirtance and magnitude of this alleged victory can not lie considered apart from the fact that the unwarranted Grant Isilt in Cook county was made a pretext on the part of the "machine" managers to exclude a considerable por tion of the regularly elected delegation from the most populous county in the state, thereby giving the Grant division of the convention a majority which sum marily voted down all measures which contemplated arryrhing wire the capture of the state for Grant aud the enforce. men I ol the unit rule at the national convention. In the face, therefore, of the most spirited opposition that ever characterized the action of an Illinois convention, the state has been swung into line lor Grant by John A. Logan and his coadjutors, who with the co-operation of Don Cameron and Roscoe Coukling, will follow up their arbitrary volley al Chicago, and make a Isold play for the nomination of Grant on the first Iwliot. Their success now depends upon the udhereuce to the arbitrary unit rule of New York. Pennsylvania and Illi nois, the auti Grant delegates iu neither of which, we believe, are prepared to rcsigu their independence and submit to the dictation of politicians against their own views of what is right and proper. NEOSHO VALLEY EDITORS. Their Mealing at Psraoaa.-How the "Infant Wonder" Treated Them. Tuesday morning, tho 18th of May, we took a ride to Parsons on conductor Hen si m'8 train, on the M., K. & T., to attend the couveuvention of the Neosho Valley editors, and to see what wonders had been performed in the way of town building. Ou the train were Capt. Som niers and Col. J. M. StJcle, who went to attend the annual meeting of the stock holders of the M , K: &, T. railroad, the bitter us the representative of the Lyon couuty slock. The Neosho Valley Press Association is a new organization, this being the third sctlil-auuual uieetiug. It was organized in May last nt Burlington, when but seven members were present. At the November meeting nt Iluinlmldt there were thirteen in attendance. At the Parsons meeting the following gentle- men were in attendance: C. P. BulllngUin, Chcrryrale Globe. J. E. Picket, Woodson County Post. W. T. McKlroy, Humboldt Union. John II. Rice, Paula ICepublican. Jacob Stotler, Kmpoiua News. M. W. Reym-lds. lata of the Parsons Sun. J. M. CHvaut-ss, Clietopa Advance. Geo. S. King, Oswego Democrat. Frank W. Frye, " " .R. F. Burd, Humboldt Inter-Stale. Chas. M. Lucas, Cherokee Sentinel. Mr. Kretsinger, Wintleld Telegram. A. L. Rivers, ChaniitR Times. Lellov Armstrong. Builinirlou Inde pendent J. II. hcott, tlsnge Mission Journal. Capt. Ewing, Thayer Headlight. II. II. Ltlsk, Parsons Sun. J. D. Lusk, Frank II. McCarter. Parsons Repub lican. Wm. Higgina, Parsons Republicau. W. T. Yoe, IniIeieudoiice Tribune. We shall confidently expect an at tendance of at leas! fifty members at tho Novemlsr meeting iu this oil v. The first meeting of thrf association was hcM Tuesday ttrterni'on nt Fish's li ill, which bad been kindly fuiiiihlied free of charge. At this meeting iiies- tions of interest to the iiiemlvers were lisctis;;ed, committees appointed, etc.. and General Rice, of the Miami County Republican, who is agent of the Bis marck Fair Association, spoke, Isy in vital ion, of the character, prepara tious and prospects of that great exhibition. The general aroused considerable enthusiasm among the Ivutghts of the quill on lielmlf of Un fair. Parsons is noted, far and wide, fo tl;c eminent social qualities r.f her citizens. Here dwells several of the best known citizens of the state. The town has al ways, from the start, maintained a repu tation for energy, push and pluck. When you meet a Parsons man anywhere everywhere you are impressed with the feeling that he is the embodiment of the qualities above named, and be is very apt to com miserate with you because your lot was not cast in Parsons. I u consequence of thie, Parsons is today one of the 11 vest, cleanest and handsomest towns iu Kan sas. We had expected to Hud u good and growing town, but when we rode over it uxid saw how it spread out looked ut the solid chatacUT of its business structures, aud saw the number and neatness of its residences, we were really surprised. It must contain ut least 4.300 inhabitants, and it is now rapidly growing. It was a fortunate locution for the session of the association, liecause the air of friendliness displayed by the Parsons people had a tendency to in spire new life among the members, and fill them with a determination to go ahead in their work. On urriving at Parson the members of the association were taken charge of by the coinmiUc and citizens. Places had been provided (or thrwi times as many as were present, with the expecta tion that a much larger numlier from the southeastern counties would attend. We had the good fortune to be assigned to the pleasant home of J. R. Brown, Esq. Mr. B. and bis estimable wife understand well the art of making their visitors feel at home, and e have not for years enjoyed ourself belter than while remaining under their hospitable roof. We shall uot soon forget their kiudness to ourself aud wife during our star in theircity. The first evening was spent by the ed itors in enjoying informal receptions at the residences of M. W. Reynolds, late of the Parsons Suo, and J. B. Lamb, of the Eclipse. Both these gentlemen have pleasant and commodious bouses, which indicates that the printing business has been prosperous in the Infant Wonder. The exercises consisted of music, a mag nifieent lunch of strawberries and cream, aud at Mr. Lamb's those who desired en gaged in dancing. On Wednesday the day was spent by the memliers of the association in dis cussing questions of interest to the craft, in the election of officers for the ensuing year, iu railing on friends, and looking over the city. The writer was honored with the office of president, J. M. Cavs'neks, of the Clietopa Advance, was elected vice president and Le Roy Armstrong, of Burlington Independent, secretary. A general discussion was had as to the policy of adopting the plipnetic mode of spelling, and and as to the best way to conduct our papers up to a cash system. The constitution adopted at the last meeting was repeal ed and a new one, suggested by Mr. Car- ancss, was adopted. Mr. Pickett was directed to prepare a paper on the "Phonetic System of Spelling," aud II. n. Lusk was directed to prepare a pa- er on tle subject ttf "Capitalization; both to lie read at the next meeting. We were one of a party who took a look through the extensive repair shops ol the M., K. ifc T. road, located here. Wm. Small, Esq., master mechanic, kindly explained the work of the differ ent departments. Those shops are of immense benefit to Parsons. lbO bands are employed in them, while -J-together there are about three hun dred men in the employ of the company who make their homes and headquarters in Parsons. The pay roll amounts to nearly $20,000 a month, which is quite all spent in the town. The men are of the industrious and frugal character, and many of them have erected homes of their own, and are con tributing largely in making the town what it is. Wednesday evening-the public exer cises tiMik plane at the new M. E. church, which is yet unfinished. The editors were addressed on behalf of the citizens by Hon. Walter L Simons. His words wer? well chosen, and received by the guests of the cily with hearty applause. Le Roy Armstroug, of the Uuriingtou Inde pendent, replied in very appro priate remarks for the editors. The writer told what he knew about "Newspapers Past and Present." Captain C. T. Ewiug, of the Thayer Headlight, read an essay on "The Scis sors," which was full of good things, and C. P. Bufilngton, formerly of the Hart, ford Enterprise, read a selection entitled, "The Local Department of a Country Newspaper" The exercises were in terspersed with some excellent music by the Piirons cornet band, and were listen ed to by a large audience of intelligent people. The exercises closed iu the evening by grand parties at the residences of Sena tor Matthewson, who was formerly an editor iu New York, but who escaped from the business in time to save him self, and Mr. Wilson. The elegant grounds at both the stately mansions were bedecked with dozens of twinkling Chinese lamps, mid the bear.fy of the sit uation at the senator's place we have nev er seen surpassed. There were gathered scores of Parsons' liest citizens young and old, to participate in the fes tivities of the occusiou. A splen did platform had been provided, and the Parsons orchestra was present. The lunch was superb. We have not seen a liner looking assembly of people in Kan sas than the one who composed the guests of Senator ami Mrs. Matthewson, both of whom have hosts of friends far aud wide, and who know so well how to entertain them, when they are so fortu nate as to become guests of their mag nificent home, which is one of the best to Ik- found in southern Kansas. Those who visited Mr. and Mrs. Wilson spoke in the highest terms of praise of the entertainment furnished by theui. As u finale the editors adopted resolu tions thanking the citizens of Iie pros perous and beautiful city for the gen erous welcome extended, congratulated them on the continued growth of their town ; thanked Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. Lamb, Mr. and Mrs. Mat thewson, and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, par ticularly for their generosity in throwing open the residences; the M., K. fc T. and other roads for providing transporta tion ; to Mr. Fish for the use of his hall, und the officers of the M. E. church for the usa of the building; to the band for its excellent music, and to the newspaper men of Parsons for their ef foits to make the editors enjoy them selves, ami their many courtesies during our stay. Thus ended tine of the most useful (to the editors) and pleasant editorial meet ings we have ever attended in Kansas. May the Neosho Valley Ixiys have many more like it. STATE ITEMS Duiilap had a heavy rain Friday night and Saturday morning. Ft. Scott is enjoying a great deal of "paper" prosH'rily these days. The most peculiar feature of the Leav enworth lwmd steal is that it has never Ih-cu traced to Sam Tilden. The people of Independence, in this state secured un abundant shower by is. suing a call for a temperance conven tion. The Howard Coiiraut is shrieking for a public well. Doesn't the editor know that bard water isn't worth anything for cleansing purposes Look out for big stories about Kansas crops. The Neosho valley editors in dulged in Uie luxury of wading in mud knee deep at Parsons. A Kansas editor who bus a red headed wife with asliarp nose has discharged his printer's devil. He says he wauts a lit tle variety when he gets to his office. Owing to the utter lack of interest shown iu. the. races by Newton horse men, the meeting al that place, the next point on the circuit, has lieen declared off. The Newton people are so stuck up over their recent iHiuuliful rains that they have concluded that they don't need any meteorological inducements in the way of horse races. The archery fever is ragiug with great violence iu Topeka. We should suppose that au optician with a well selected assortment of gloss eyes could strike a soft snap at the capital. The corn is waving, the peach crop is safe, the passage of the amendment is a foregone conclusion, Kansas is solid for Blaine, and everything is on the boom iu this section of timber. The Golden Gate says: "Newton has more pretty girls and good-looking wo men than any town west of the Missis sippi." And the best of it is that they are so thoroughly domestic that no one ever sees them on the streets. Newton is the finest town ou ihe Santa Fe road. Golden Gate. We believe you. The last time we passed through it that portion of the cily which was floating about in the air looked ai if it had been ground through a powder mill. The petrified remains of a huse sea snake is a curiosity in a Kansas aveuue store at Topeka. If this were the only serpent on exhibition in that city the local press would not be callcil upon to chronicle the arrival at the capital of Jim Jams with such alarming fre quency. The editors of Kansas are too busily engaged in shaping the high destinies of the republic and in the manufacture of president to indulge In the luxury of their annual Juue meeting. The coun try must be saved, and the journalists of the Jayhawker state are going to take hand in the job. The Atchison Champion says that the state board of equal:zationof Kansas has assessed 3,007 miles of railway within the limits of the Mate this year, as against 2,441 miles last year, au increase of 504 miles in one year. The railways of the state are valued for taxation at an ag gregate value or fij.ofij per mile. The Golden Gate Bays: "So many of .Newton s married ladies have already gone east ior me summer, and so many more are preparing to go, that the town might properly be caUed Grass-Wdow. erville." This will have a tendency to give the license system a boom in that city which will carry it swimmingly through the next two years. Chase County Leader : Ned, a colored barber at Cottonwood, made an unsu cessful attempt to hang himself one day last week, while conrined in the cala boose for a violation of a city ordinance. He used bis suspenders for the purpose. He was discovered by Andrew O'Byrne, who gave the alarm and he was cut down before life was extinct. The hospitable and enterprising city of Atchison fairly turned herself inside out to entertain the representatives from various parts of the suite to the grand lodge of the Knights of Pythias, and her efforts in this direction have been voted a grand success by all the mem bers of the order who were so fortunate as to be present. In the expressive metaphor of Joe Cook, Atchison jiever makes any "half-hinges." Ou Wednesday the stockholders of the M., K. A- T. railway held their annual election at Parsons, Kansas. A large majority of the stock was represented. The meeting was called to order at 12 o'clock m., and ou motiou . Col. -A. D. Jaynes was called to the chair. After the ordinary preliminary business, bal loting commenced, and resulted in the Gould party electing the board of direc tors. There were in attendance from Se dalia Col. A. D. Jaynes, Hon. T. C. Sears and P. E. Fairbanks. The in spectors appointed at election were P.E. Fairbauks, Sedaiia; William Higgins, Parsons; A. M. Somniers, Emporia. The following is the new board of direc tors elected for the ensuing year: Jay Gould, Sidney Dillon. G. M. Dodge. Russell Sage, Wm. Bond, Geo. J. Forrest, N. L. McCready and Thomas T. Eckert, of New York ; Frederick L. Ames, of Boston; Frank S. Bond, of Philadel phia; B. P. McDonald, JL C. Cross and C. H. Pratt, of Kansas. HERE AND THERE. The very; last thing a person wants in this world is a coffin. Hurry up with your cyclone holes. Professor Ticc is coming to Kansas. it is almost as safe to bet ou Court ney's muscle us ou Mr. Tilden's paraly sis. Mrs. Hayes is radically opposed to her husband's re nouiiualion. That set tles it. Water in Jamaica is worth six cents a gallon. This affords a very easy solu tion of the fact that the rum from that country is always up to regulation proof. The U. S. Senate showed the best pluck it has manifested iu a year by re maining iu sessiou duringthe horse race and the rowing contest at Washington on Wednesday. The seventeen-year locusts have made their appearance iu Ohio. But as each office-holder in the stale has placed him self uuder bond to kill one apiece, no serious results are apprehended from this entomological visitation. "The Casket" is the suggestive name of a journal devoted to the interests of undertakers which has found its way to our table. We welcome this cheerful visitor to our sanctum, aud hope for much pleasant diversion in the perusal of its sprightly columns. If Carl Schurz would submit to 4ou. sorial operation at the hands of a Ute chief who is expert in the manipulation of the scalping knite, it would do more to flood his brain with light on the Indian question than all the information he can derive from civilized sources. The sudden and mysterious disappear ance of an Arkansas City man who, when last seen, was trying to pull a loose shoe from the hind foot of an un dersized mule, could never be explained till bis friends heard that a meat shower had lieen reported by the papers of the adjoining county. It is s;; id that such a thing as prevent ing cyclones is not to be thought of; they are the result of cosmic influences beyond our puny control. All that we can hope to do js to forecast them. Western people have one escape, howev ever, they can live in holes in the giound and have a watchman to tell them when to dodge in. An exchange says: "To dream glor iously, you must act gloriously while awake; and to bring angels down to converse with you in your sleep, you must labor in the cause of virtue during the day." It is probably upon this prin priciple that the man who defrauds his neighbor is always sure to -dream that liis iiiothcr in-law has come to live with bun. POLITICAL POINTS. The Windom boom is not big enough to sport any- bolts. If I know myself. I am still on horse back. U. S. Grant. To be perfectly candid, there is no oc casion to mourn for Logan. Mr. Tilden must have lieen very feeble Friday. He captured the bulk of the California delegation. Blt'inc captures the vote of stalwart Nebraska, as against the instructions of Democratic Alabama for Grant. We wonder if General Graut calls the three days contest at the Springfield convention a "siiontaueous uprising." Now, if there be a man iu all the wide expanse of this most goodly state of Illinois, which I do righteously abhor, it is thisHiame swarthy Jack Loran. Joe Medill. If the eldest sous ol" Stephen A. -Douglas, Jr., and Robert Liueolu hurry- up and grow as they should, they may yet have the honor of supporting Gen eral Grant for his eighth term. Randall declares that Tilden will lie nominated at Cincinnati. The utterance of a solemn truth like thai by a man who has lieen a Democratic politician as long as Sam U really refreshing. The declaration that John Sherman is willing to compromise on the second place wiih Grant on the first, has never met w ith any credence beyond the lines of the third-term camp, where it origi nated. If only the Republicans of the south could chew what they propose to bite off at Chicago, the party in the north could submit with perfect grace to their coulrol at the national conven. tion. The favorite son sentiment does not seem to flourish with the same encour aging degree of npapimify in Illinois that marks its prevalence iu Maine, Ohio, and Minnesota. Why is this thus The worklngmcn of th'- city congres sional district of San Francisco have nominated Assemblyman John S. Enos for congress. This action affords Dennis Kearney pleasant proof r.f the gratitude of municipalities. With all that has been said in dispar agement of John Sherman's eligibility as a presidential candidate, it must not be forgotten that he carried his own state, and a pivotal one to boot, without excit ing any bolts in his party. Mr. Seymour has declined to make the annual address at the Berkshire county fair this fall. The ex Governor knows that Sammy Tilden is the big dog with the brass collar, and declare himself off on ail agricultural engagements accord- w P EMPORIA, KANSAS, . Out of the twelve states which have elected delegates to the Cincinnati con vention Tilden has 159 votes; Thurmau, 44, and Hancock 73. . This is doing pretty well for an old man wheels a4ict- ed with paralysis and has to be fed with a spoon. If it were not so vastly amusing it might touch the popular heart to witness the cheerful assiduity with which the Kansas Cily(Times trots out its Seymour and Hendricks boom "whenever an ob scure county in Kansas or Missouri in structs for the candidates under its hope ful management. . If it takes as much bard scrabbling and crafty engineering to bag the vote of Illinois for Grant' as it did to secure the endorsement for him of the Springfield convention, the campaign in that state promises to lie comfortably warm, to say the least, in case the third-terra scheme makes the landing at the Chicago con tion. TRUE ROAD TO SUCCESS. Edward Stone stood impatiently upon the step of his uncle Dan's stately resi lience. There wa9 not the slightest sign of life anywhere around; the whole front psu-t of the house was closed and darkened, and, having rung several times without eliciting auy response, he was nlxiut to conclude that there was no one witbiu bearing, when a head was thrust out of one of the upper windows. "Young man, go around to the side door." Considerably startled by this unex-H.t-ted address, the young man obeyed. Upon the Krch, brushing away "the leaves which covered it, was a young girl of 15. jsbe looked very pretty as she stood there, the bright autumnal sun shine falling on the round, white arms and uncovered bead. Setting down her broom, she ushered hjm into a medium sized, plainly-furnished room, which gave no indication of the reputed wealth of its owner. The young man took a seat, brushed a few flecks of dust from the lapiiel of his coat, ran his fingers through his care- iiiiiy.arraiigcu locks, anil thus delivered himself: "Tell your master that his nephew, Edward Stone, is here." A faint smile touched the rosy lips, and, with a demure "Yes, sir," the gill vanished. A few minutes later un elderly gentle man entered, with intelligent, strongly marked features, and a shrewd look in his eye, which seemed to take the men tal measure of his visitor at a glance. "Well, sir, what is your business wi th me : "I am your nephew, Edward Stone." "So my daughter told me. What do you want?" "I came to pay my respects to you, sir." "Yes; but what do you want me to do for you ?" "I was thinking of goinji into busi ness, and thought I would come and talk it over with you. aud ask vou to give me a lift." " hat lietter capital do you want than you have already? A strong able bodied young man wanting a lift! You ought lo lie ashamed of yourself! What, have you lcen doing?" Edward's face flared with anger nt this unceremonious language; but,, feel ing that he could not afford to quarrel with bis wealthy relative, he gave no other indlc-uion'of it. "I've lcn in a store since I left school, two years ago." "Saved nothing from your salary, I suppose Y " 'JNo; it's only 500 not more than enough for my expenses." "Humph! You are able to dress vour. self out of it, I erceive. I have known men to rear and educate a large family on $500 a year; and, if you have been una ble to save anything, yon certainly are not fit to go into business on your own account. When I was at your age, iny income was icss man jw, ana t saved half of it. What is the business you want to engage in ?" "Stationery" and books. Six hundred dollars will buy it, as the owner is obliged t sell a rare chance. I don't ask you M give me the amount, only to lend it; I will give my note, with inter est." "Young man, I have several such du- pers already. You can have all of them for 5; and I warn vou that it will nrove a bad investment at that. I can give you some advice, though, which, if you'll follow, will be worth to yon a good many times over the amount you ask. But you won't do it." "How do you know that?" said Ed ward, with a smile, who began to feel more at home with his eccentric relative. "I'd like to hear it, anyway." -wen, nere u is. uo back to your place in the store, and save $3 dollars a week from vour salary, which vou can easily do; learning, in the meantime, all you possibly can m regard to the busi ness you intend to pursue. At the end of four years, yon will have the capital you seek, together with sufficient e'xpe- rieuee inn juu-im ui to Know now to use it. And, better still, it will lie vonrs earned by your own industry and self denials, and worth more to you than ten tunes that amount cot in anv other way.. Then come and see me again. "You'd rather have my money than my advice, I dare say," added .Mr. Stone, as Edward arose to go; "but we'll be better friends four years hence than if I let you have it. Sit down, nephew; the train you will llave to take won't leave until C in the evening. You must stay to tea; I want you to see what a complete little housekeeper I have, acd make you acquainted with her. "Polly!" he cried out, opening the door into the hall. Iu prompt obedience to this summons, a rosy .checked, bright eyed girl tripped in. The n'iit white dress had lieen ex changed for a pretty merino, hut our hero did not fail to recognize her, and his face flushed painfully as he did so. "Polly," continued her father, "this is your Cousin Edward. He leaves on the G o'clock train, and I want you to make his short stay with us as pleasant as possible. "Polly is my little housekeeper," he added, turning to his nephew; "I hire a woman for the rough work, and she does all the rest. AVhen she's eighteen she shall have all the servants she wants, but she must serve her apprenticeship first. It may stand her in good stead; she may take it intojier head to marry some poor mau, as her mother did Ik lore her. Eh! iny girl ?" Mary's only reply to this was a smile and a blush. Our hero was considera bly embarrassed by the recollection of the mistake he had made; but the quiet ly coidial greeting cf bis young hostess soon put him completely at his ease. At her father's request who was very proud of his daughter's varied acconi plishments Mary sang and played tor her cousin, and his visit euded in singu lar contrast to the stormy way it com menced Edward refused the" note tendered to him by his uncle at parting, for his traveling exjH-nses. The old man smiled as he returned the note to his pocket-book. -. "He's a sensible young chap, after all," he remarked to his daughter, as the door closed after their guest. "It's in him, if it only can la- brought out. We shall see we shall see." "A good deal for father to say," was Mary's inward comment, who thought her cousin the most agreeable yoiingS man sue uau ever met. Three years later, Mr. Stone and his daughter paused in front of a small but neat and pleasant looking shop, on the plate-glass door of which were these words : '" Edward Stoxe, Station eky axd Bookstore. It being too early in the day for cus tomers, they found the proprietor alone, whose face flushed with pride and pleas ure as he greeted them. "I got your card, nephew," said the old man, with a cordial grasp of the -hand, 'ana called round to see bow you were getting tin. I thought it was about time 1 gave you the little lift you apked of me three years ago. You don't look much as if you needed it, though " "Not at present, thank you, uncle," was the cheerful response. "Curiously enougb.it is the same business lluit I wanted to buy then. The man who took it had to borrow money to purchase it with, getting so much involved that he had to sell at a sacrifice." "Just what you wanted to do." Edward smiled at the point cade by his uncle. "It isn't what I've done, though. I've saved $4 a week from my salary for the last three years; and so was not only able to pay the money down, but had $50 besides." ' "Bravo!" cried the delishted old man, with another grasp of the hand, that made our hero wince. "I'm proud of yon t You're bound to succeed, I see, and without anybody's help. X told your FRIDAY, MAY 28, Cousin Polly that, when she was 18 VA buy her a house in the city; that she i. ij . . . . . . suoum turoisu n 10 sun Herself, and have all the servants she wanted, and I've kept my word. Come round and see us whenever you can ; you'll aiwavs find the latch-string out." Ldward did not iail to accent the in vitatiou so frankly extended a very iui. uit growing up oetween the three during the twelve months that followed. Oar hero's business grew and prospered, until he began to tutus, ui leuioving 10 a larger place, tits ucle had given him several liberal or ders, as well as sent him a number of customers, but said nothing more about aseistiug uim in any otner way until Christmas eve. Entering the room where Edward and his daughter were sitting, he said : "I musn'l delay any longer the 'little lift' I promised you. nephew, and which you have well earned." Edward glanced from the $5,000 check to the lovely face at his side, and then to that of the speaker. "You are very kind, uncle far kinder than I deserve but " "But what, lad? Speak out! Would you prefer it in some other form ?' Edward's fingers closed steadily and strongly over the hand that he had taken iu his. "Yes, uncle; in this." The old man looked keenly from the one to the other. You are asking a good deal, nephew. Polly, have you been encouraging this young man in his presumption y" "I'm afraid I have, father." was the smiling response. . t be lather s eyes moistened. "Then go, my daughter. I give you to worthy keeping: and. if vou make your husband's heart as happy as our mother made mine during the few short years that she tarried by my side, he ii in: uiesaeu tuueeu. NATIONAL- CONVENTIONS. Before ruaflv weeks have oassetl. the candidates for president and vice presi dent of the United States will be nomi nated by national conventions that wil represent the several parties. The convention svstem was not estah. lished until long after the adoption of the constitution. Washington was elect, ed without any nomination whatever. jrter mm me candidates were presented by party caucuses in congress. Even as late as 1832. President Jackson was a candidate for re-election without lKune w,. : . . 1 .... m, . . iii'iiunaicu tiv convention, ine uem ocrats, however, held such a convention to clioose a candidate for the office of vice president. Since then all candidates have been chosen by conventions, consisting usual ly of delegates, regularly elected from all the states. In the early days ol the Republican party, however, conventions had no existence in the southern states. and Mr. Greeley's first nomination as a Liibcral Keputiltcau was made by a mass convention. A national convention is made up of representatives from each state, to the number of twice its representation in congress. Thus Delaware, with two sen ators and one representative, has six del egates; Ohio, with two senators and twenty representatives, has forty-four delegates. Sometimes, but not always, two delegates are admitted from each or ganized territory. Conventions formerly consisted of on ly one delegate for each senator and uieuiberof congress. Thecustom sprung up of decline twice as manv delegates and allowing only half a vote to each. The later way is much better. It is the business of a national conven tion first to make a "platform," or a dec laration of the principles of its party, aud then to nominate candidates. The platform is made by a committee on res olutions, consisting of one member for each state. The work of this committee is usually submitted to the convention and adopted entire, all the contest over it taking place in secret. Sometimes op position is mode in open convention, but it is rarely successful. While it is compartively easy to se cure an appearance of harmony as to party principles, contests over tne can didates cannoi be avoided. This is particularly the case in democratic con ventions, w-hich adopt a rule that no candidate shall be nominated Unless he receives two-thirds of all the votes. In 1800, Mr. Douclos had a clear ma jority of votes on every one of the fifty- scyen oanois is Ken in tne .Baltimore convention: yet he never received two- tuirds, and the convention divided and nominated separate candidates. Again in lbOS Mr. Pendleton went into the convention with ereat streuetn. but Mr. Seymour was nominated on the fifth, day of the session and on the twenty-first ballot. Only two ballots were necessary to nominate Mr. Tilden at St. Louis in 1870. Mr. Lincoln was nominated in 18(30 on the third ballot, and again in 1864, almost unanimously on the first ballot. Gen. Grant was nominated unanimous ly and on the first ballot, both in 18C8 and 1872. Mr. Hayes was nominated in loib on tne seventh ballot, altera very hard struggle. The conventions of third parties arc rarely of much interest. There was so much division in 1SG0 that the candi dacy of Bell and Everett was quite an important matter. JJut lew people now reiuemlier that Gen. Fremont was a can- date against Mr. Lincoln in 18(54, al though nobody voted tor him, or that Mr. O'Conor was voted for by a hand ful of Democrats in 1872. At the lost elecliou, in 187G. the Greenback party made its first uational appearance with Mr. Peter Cooper as a candidate- He received in the whole country less than 82,000 votes, or only twice us many as the Greenback candi date for governor received iu Maine last September. No doubt the party will have a can didate this year, and something more than the usual interest will be attracted by its convention. The reason for this is the very wide difference of opinion as to the condition of the party. Out siders are apt to think that it has had its day, and is dead. The leaders think differently, and promise to astonish the country. The preparations for the several con ventions are now going on, and will draw increasing attention until the can didates are selected, when the seven teenth presidential canvass for president of the . United States will be fairly opened. , SUMMER STYLES. Ambercolor is coming into fashion. The fashionable bonnet is the small capote. Japanese sunshades will lie used this summer. There are many new materials in cash mere colorings. Spotted materials will be worn by leaders of fashion. Fancy costumes have parasols and fans to match. Ecru embroidered muslins are among stylish novelties. Spanish lace will be the fashionable net for summer polonaises. Surah satin and rWjrVirrrciling make a lovely combination for summer even lag dresses. The English gypsy Is the first hat that young ladies will wear as bonnets in early summer. To have a finely-painted fan and para sol U to be just now both ffsthetic and fashionable. The pilgrimage suit is the latest nov elty costumse, rivaling the Jersey in pop ulrr favor abroad. Dark blue foulard, polka dotted with white, makes effective short costumes, when faced with dark red. Pompadour foulards are figured in designs that have all the artistic merit of hand painted figures. The improved English gypsy hats have a netted cord covering the front and back of the turned-up rim. Country dresses for summer wetr are made of light flannels of various colors navy and peacock blue-gray, olive, maroon and cardinal red. Yachtingcostumes of wool bunting are made effective by combinations of hand kerchief pattern bunting, with dark bine bunting, polka dotted with red. Hats are more eccentric thaa ever, turned up' in front or at the side, or even at the back, in which latter case they come down like a thatched root over the brow. Indian broches have been so much im proved that they resemble Turkish em broidery, the stiff palm-leaf patterns be ing loet in the variety and harmonious intricacy of the designs. A new collar and cuff ol linen have been brought out for wearing with tailor made dresses. The collar is straight and fastens at the back ; the cuff is very shal low and intended to be tucked on the sleeve. The most popular colors with modistes are heliotrope, capneine, and brass, oth erwise called amaranthe. This new shade of heliotrope can scarcely be de scribed ; it is in the highest shade of the flower and very pale. New black silk and black lisle thread gloves for summer wear have lace clocked tops in bands around, the arm, 1880. alternating with soli it iiukhi : i. ol the black kid lace-trimmed gloves of ic past season. Laoc is extensively used for ha'.s and bonnets, black vitli ("Villi di liiaii.l.,en , feu-at VIUIIWIUCIJT, AQQ the rrfftlll fnlnP finrr mswt lwuw.. . mt- 1-J IVtUI- ing. The lace is put on in the center of hkj riini, auu arranged round and round, with n little fullness. One flower uu a ww in iace nnisn it on. In the new fans those of salic, hand Daintcd. oredominslo tl linir lun. 11.1 Japanese opera fan which is such a t.tviiT jjioj tuing, oeing uie most in de mand. Otl-.er styles are of damasse, satin and Persian silks, to match the new fabrics in dress goods. BOGUS BUTTER. The Astonishing- Extent of Ute Oleo margarine Trade. . ChicMgo Tribane The Kcienttfi imprin.n 4 . . : 1 04 - - .. v ajiiii contains an elaborately illustrated arti- ..1 . 1. c - . wit uu iikt uiBuuiaciurc 01 oleomarga rine butler in one of the largest factories of New York. It also contains a two. page illustrated advcrtiscmenl of the same concern. The manufacture of oleo margarine butter has now become an established institution in this country. It is claimed that a single establishment in New York receives daily 100,000 DOUntls Of lieef I'h1 n,1 fry duces from 40,000 to 50,000 pounds ot ouiieruaiiy, i his is equal to a pro duction of 15,000,000 iiounds, of 7,000 of butter annually. If this be multi plied by the number of equally large establishments iu the country the mag nitude ot" the production, and of course of the sales, may be understood. The advertisement sets forth in great detail me ceniucaies oi tne chemists, and of the teachers of chemistry in l.oir colleges of the country, testifying to the puny v uicuiiiargunue as maue J -- ,.uit muuusuuicui. XI is asserted that thia nrliolo rf nln,. garine is made directly and exclusively tnim 1 uu.r 1 .. .. .i i - . - , , auu useu iiiutieui- diately after the killing of the beef, and in that process of butter production nothing deleterious as food is intro duced. This mav lie true hut il,i.r.. ru t.. ,. objections to oleomargarine butter: (1) That while pure, sound beef fat may be ....... i . i . . , u.tj, muri mi, uot sou mi or pure, and in fact all forms and qualities of grea.se, may be, by the use of chemicals, deodor ized, disinfected, and converted into something called butter, and sold as such. (2) That oleomargarine butler is not the thing which mankind knows as butter. In many parts of the world fish blubber, and lnnl ami i..n... -.. cles of food and take the place of butler, out uiey are called ny their right names, and not as butter. Now. the m.-iniii'iu-tiiro .( .,!....,. garine is entirely unobjectionable, and ia uurniiess so iur as tne tlun" sold is harmless u u r,ul r, . "-. . b iunj superior to butter, and in time supersede u ii uimui iioncKiiy rc8ryiea or sold as butter. The objection to iu manu facture, or sale not dangerous to health begins and ends iu sail: as uuuer, W1UCU It IS not. 1! It be made and sold hs nt can be no possible objection to it; the purchaser knows what he btivs and need not buy it if he does not lik'e to do so. The fraud is in selling it under 'he representation that it is butter and for that fraud there can be no defense. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. The London ftmuliif liua an ..rl. with Eugenie in Zululand. A man III Afivntani, immilu cl..i n double-headed jack rabbit. George Amnisins Knlu 25.000 lllileS till A lllirif-uti ruilu-.i.-a out the purchase of a single ticket. Within the past fifty years about 30, 000 miles of railroads have lieen built iu the world ut a cost of $15,000,000,000. Till fifl(rftt "flf liianiir..iliip!n AI,e..1. . - utteu uim i ua tug vsiat IlshnilMllM Of til. 1'nitfHl Kluti.u tt.rr,.,.) out last venr 37.3rft nipf tr milinn- stock. ' ' About 33G.:l00 000 trillions of I manufactured in the l'nltil Stmiu in 1879, and 1,24.-,500,000 gallons in Great UUUJU. TWO llUndretl Htul urinlv IhpuMw,..! trains arrive aud depart at Chicago every mcuty tour nours. f orty two railroads have otllces located in the cily. . Mr. James Walsh a vniitilur iltcim.,. of Covington, Kentucky, has paid the ul' i,uu on uie cuurcu ot tne im maculate Conception ut Covington. Wkp enilntv- Vnrlli r'owi;n.. ...nn surprised the other day by a shower of 1,11 HO Kkink n.n -x -f a 1. .. l - ""fvt "un-'i 7it i,t me i.e oi a grain of corn. They covered the prouud liCe II l . 0 iai mitm jiunen. It is said that. In-fore iy.l'mnn.ou V.i- geuie makes her journey from Natal to .uiuiuiiii, sue win see uisnop i.oienso, whose knowledge of the Zulu language and whose infliiencp u-itli thn Vnlu ple will, it is expected, greatly assist her juiaeiuu. There is a vounir woniau'iiineteen years old in Trinity county, California, who has never seen a wagon ; yet she is accomplished, being a good housekeep er, writer, singer and conversationalist. She is not blind, but lives in the lower part of the couuty, far away from the traveled roads. The largest oi chard in the world is probably that of Holiert M. Kinst ry, of Hudson, N. Y-. which contains more than 24,000 apple trees. 1.700 near trees. 4,000 cherries, 500 peaches, 200 plums, OIUI I. .. n -o" tinw, lj.umi vines, u.uuu currants and 500 chestnut'-.. The apple crop of 1878 was iiO.000 barrels. In the maw uf a shark dissected bv Dr. Swan, suriroon of the Pacific Mail steamship "Colima," were found the heel and toes of a human foot. In the fish's belly was a human arm entire. On the arm were the letters "A. 11. C," tattooed in India ink. The shark was caught while the "Colima" was anchor ed at Acapulco ou her last trip. Official statistics show that in the whole of the twenty-five cantons of Switzerland there can be found only 27 civil servants of the Republic whose salaries exceed 65,000 francs ; 30 officials enjoy salaries from 6,000 francs to 6,500 francs ; 37 from 5,000 to 5,500 francs ; 50 from 4,500 francs to 5,000 francs; 88 from 4,000 francs to 4,500 francs ; and 122 from 3.500 francs to 4,000 francs. The best paid officials in Switzerland are the "members of Berne, Basle city, and Neuchatel. The length of the St. Gothard tunnel, which has been recently pierced, is nine and a half miles. Its width is twenty one and a quarter feet. The undertaking required for its execution seven years and five months. The average daily progress was 11 feet. The number of holes bored amounted to 320,000, nnd SJ80.000 pounds of dynamite were used in blasting ; 1,650,000 drills were consumed and 1,450,000 cart-loads of debris were taken out from the mountain. A HARD STUDENT. A young student on the eve of bis de parture to study law at Paris received from his uncle a code which was to lie one of his text books. "If you are faith ful," said the old gentlemen, "I will make you a tine present." Visiting Paris some months later he called upon his nephew and asked him how lie bad got along studying law. "Very well,' saitl the nephew, "and I have found the Ihe book you cave me of the greatest assistance. 1 have used it daily," "That is good;" said the uncle, rubbing his bands with satisfaction, '-and how were you pleased with my gift" "But I have received nothing," said the nephew. "Let me look at your code," was the response. The liook was produced, and between the leaves at the first chapter a bank note for five hundred francs was discov ered, which bad not been found by the faithless disciple of Justinian. The old gentleman put the money la his pocket and dropped the conversation. METROPOLITAN CIGAR SMOKLYU. The amount spent in smoking by some of oar citizens -is surprising. New York pays more for cigars than for bread, and this is easily seen when indi vidual cigar bills run op to $ 300 per annum. I know one man wbo was unable to save anything out of $13,000 a year, and gave among the reasons that it cost bini $10 per week for cigars. If all bis expenses were at such a rate there could be little chance for - accumulation. There are many smokers who average 100 cigars a week- These are the men wbo build up such fortunes as the Git Beys and others have made. Peter Gil sey landed in this city a poor emigrant. He was a piano-maker, but opened a ci gar shop in the Bowery, which his wife tended while he wrought at his trade. From this humble beginning Gilsey became one of the most exten sive dealers in the city. He had at one time nearly a dozen cigar shops, and he left an estate worth $2,000,000. The Gilsey House ia one of his creations, and the splendid establishment known as tue "Oilsey Uuilding," corner of Broad way and Courtland street, is another. The first Broadway cigar that reached distinction was John Anderson's. The unfortunate Mary Rogers. U-tler known as "The Pretty Cigar Girl." was in his service, and her tragic end will tie one of tne mysteries ot New York crime. New 1 ork Cor. Troy Times. TELEGRAPHIC. Congressional Summary. Washington, May 20. Skkatk Sev eral measures for counting the electoral vote were offered and referred or post poned. Considerable time was consumed ia the discussion of the Kellogg case, after which the senate proceeded to consider the calendar bill for the relief of settlers on Osage trust and diminished reserva tion lauds in Kansas, and for other pur poses. Passed. Washington Notes. Washington, May 20. Referee Blak lie, handed Hanlan,' to-day, a draft for $6,000. the amount of the nurse he won yesterday on the Potomac. Riley and Hanlan expect to meet next week. $2, 0U0 guaranteed to the winner. Washington, May 20. A telegram has been received at the war ileoarlment from General Pope stating that he suc ceeded in arresting Captain Payne and his followers, for violating the president's recent proclamation against invadiugthe Indian Territory for mining purposes, etc. The prisoners will be belt! until in structions are forwarded from Wash ington. Washington. May 21. Sknatk The marshal's bill, as presented by Senator Bayard, was passed by a party vote in the senate today. The bouse today passed the bill rela tive to trespassers on public land, with the amendment, limiting the benefits of the bill only to such persons who have taken from'the public lands, in the or dinary clearing of lands in making min ing claims or for domestic purposes, or for maintaining improvements on lauds of auy bona fide settlers, or who, without iauu or Knowledge ot trespass, took or used such material. Teuiperaure Convention at Independence. Imikpkndknck, Kans., May 19. A mass temperance convention met in this city to-day, and was opened by a glori ous rain, which has done much good. il, . ..t... : , V. uuiuuui ot. titiuu ttrrtvett on cue Weill bound traiu this evening, to address the convention, und was received at the de pot and escorted to the Main street house bv the Hillimra Kifles unit iiivnu li.,.l ed by the Dalby band, w hich is composed of one family of four men and five ladies, who furnished excellent music, and are a credit to any locality. The Biliings Rides, the pride of our city, did themselves credit in their pa rade, and were congratulated by the gov ernor lor their tiue appearance. The temperance workers are in earnest, antl will, to morrow, have a grand time at their grounds near the city, and have some tu me aoiest speakers in the West. The managers of this convention deserve credit for their work as the lioard, aud also Liieut. lomltnson. . ltain in the Southwest. Gnu at Bknd. Kas.. Mav 19. It has been raining hard here and throughout the county for the last two hours. It has really poured down, ami the ground at this time is covered with standing water. The indications are now that we shall have an all night's rain. This insures a partial wheat crop aud comes iu time for corn and vegetables. The southwest is herself again. The K P.'s Atchison, Kan.. May 18. Ihe Knights of Pythias, alter one of the grandest days in the history of Atchi son, assembled in the evening and elected officers for the ensuing year, as follows: W. P. Ewiug, Emporia, Grand Coun and Seal; George Lindt, Leavenworth, Grand Master cf Exchequer. The next session will be held at Tope ka, May, 18H1. Old Hickory Inveileil. Nasiivii.i.e. Tenn.. Mav 20. Clark Mills' equestrian suttue of Jackson, ou the capital grounds, was uuvelied here at noon to-day with very impressive cere monies, before nn assemblage of twentv thousand people. A procession of ail the military companies which had come either to participate in the centennial competition drill, or to witness the un veiling, and carriages containing dis tinguished visitors, was formed on Broad street, and passed through some of the principal thoroughfares to the capital grounds. 1 he statue was unveiled by Governor Marks, assisted by Enoch H. Jones, who was one ot five of Jackson's soldiers present, amidst the singing of an ode to Jackson, nnd firing of cannon. The Drought In Jamaica. Kingston. Jamaica. Mav 12. The drought continues. There was one show er of rain last week, in the vicinity ot r aiigouni, iiic nrst ior three months. Water is so scarce that It is sold for six cents a gallon. Stock or all kinds are dying lor want of Vater. The dry weather is seriously affecting the young cane, and fears are entertained of next year's crop. Minnesota ltrpiiblieans. St. Pai l, May 19. The Republican state convention met in the city today ami auopicii resolutions presenting the name of Senator Windom as a candidate for president. A resolution declaring James G. Blaine the second choice ol the convention, was tabled by a decisive vote. A anti-third-term resolution was sent to the committee on resolution, and not reported. News Briefs. Covington, Kentucky, has lieen fixed npon as the place of meeting of the Ger man Catholic convention next year. Chief Justice Church was buried with great ceremony at Albion, N. Y, on the r.ttn. The competitive drill of military companies for the Nashville Centennial prizes began in that city to-day. Pittsburg had a $100,000 fire on the 18th. Bishop Wm. Hauby, of the. U. B. church, and oue of the founders of the Otterliein, Ohio, university, died on the 19th. Cincinnati's fourth annual musical festival liegan on the evening of the 18th. The sale ot seats already reaches 50,000. The city of Nashville is filled with strangers to witness the unveiling of ueu. jacKson s statue, to-day. The Springfield Convention Logan Conies in Ahead on the Home StretrU. Sl'lilNnpiElJi, May 20. The conven- re-assenibled al 7:30. J. C. Sparr, of I lav is, tne Home ot Ueneral Uraut, ot tered the lol lowing: RrMilrrtl, That General V. S. Grant, of Illinois, is the choice of this convention for presideut of the United States. A motion to substitute the uame of E. B; Woshburne was made; also a motion to refer to the committee on resolutions was made. Mr. Sparr moved to table this, which was done by a ritii tstte vote amidst the greatest contusion. The motion to substitute Mr. Wajdi bu rue's name was then put by the chair, and loet, when, amid increasing confu sion, the original resolution was put and carried by a tira tore vote. The call of counties was loudly demanded by anti-Grant men. A motion to table the entire subject was overruled by the chair. The roll call resulted yeas 386, nays 807, and the resolution was declared adopted. The announcement of the result occa sioned great applause, lasting several minutes, hundreds of delegates rising and cheering. Crosby, of Du Page, moved that the various congressional districts select de. legates to the national convention, and that they be declared the choice of this convention, which would have resulted in the choice of Blaine delegates in sev eral districts. This opened a great con test before the convention. Senator Logan opposed this motion in a speech of considerable length, in which he advocated the right of the ntnjority of the convention to send to Chicago a solid delegation instructed for Grant, He cited precedents to show that the Illinois conventions had always instruct ed its delegates to vote as a unit. The majority of the convention desired the nomination ot Grant, and had the right to send as delegates men who would earnestly support the man of their choice. They could not expect to secure Grant's nomination by sending any delegates op posed to his nomination. He favored Grant because be believed he could and would be elected, and declared that with forty-two solid votes from Illinois, Grant bad enouebvvoles to nominate htm on the first ballot. The anti-Grant men occasionally in terrupted the senator with questions, and each side expressed their approval or dis approval of his remarks. : cilor; Joseph II. Lyon, Leavenworth, Grand Vice-Couuccllor; J. II. Sherman, Solomon City. Prelate; I. J. Newbert, Wyandotte, Grand Keeper of Records NO. 22. The debate continued at considerable length, I x gaii speaking several times. C. W. Thomas, of St. Clair, in a strong speech, claimed that the call of the na tional committee invited each congres sional district to send two delegates to Chicago. His district had chosen dele gates who had their credentials in their pockets, and proposed to go to C hicago and assert their rights. He moved to amend Logan's motion so that the com mittee should simply report delegates at large. Kirk Hawes, of Chicago, said the del egates nad Deen seated from cook coun ty on the ground that they had been elected by senatorial districts. They now proposed to try some other plan in selecting delegates. Senator Logan asked the Grant men if they proposed to allow delegates opposed to Grant to be sent to Chicago, and ap pealed to them to vote down the amend ment. . Considerable feeling was caused by this motion, and during the debate and at times considerable confusion. Herman Rositer, of Chicago, said the minority were fighting for principle, and he counseled peace and warned the majority not to abuse their power. The debate was continued until eleven o'clock, wheu the confusion be came so great that business was sus pended. A series of motions, points of order, etc., being made, at 11:45 Logan sug gested that each side agree on the amount of time they wanted for debate, and that the debate be limited to that time. A rote was then taken on this motion, and it was not agreed to. A motion to adjourn till morning was voted down. At 12 o'clock order was finally restor ed, and the roll called on an anneal from the decision of the chair, that the con- vention had the right to order the previ ous question. The chair was sustained, 641 to 46. Another attempt at compromise as to time to be allowed for debate faili-ig, the previous question was ordered at is :;su, by 4oU to 243. The amendment to Logan's substitute which provided that the committee should simply select delegates at large, was defeated by 304 yeas lo 389 nays. The roll call on Logan's substitute providing for the aunoiutmeut bv the chair of a committee lo select delegates and delegates at large, was adopted at one o'clock by 388 yens to 304 nays. The chairman immediately announced the committee, which consisted of 19 Grant men. A motion to adjourn lo 9 a. m. pre vailed at 1 :1 5 a. in. Sphinofieijj, May 21. The Republi can convention met this morning at nine o clock, tue delegations being lully rep resented. Immediately after the ooeuiuir nraver. M. Ford, of Henry, reported a list of del egates. The following are those at large : j. a. Liogan, Ji. A. fstorrs, O. 11. Kauni, D. T. Littler. Alternates W. McAdam. Ross Gra ham, Solomon Degan, C. C. Campbell. On the reading of the report, Mr. Ford moved the previous question, which was adopted, amid much con fusion and loud protests from the anti Grant men. The roll was called on the main ques tion. 1 he Blaine men refused to vote. The main question was carried, bow- ever, ami the report adopted. lion. John A. Litigan ottered the fol lowing, which was adopted: AVwrf, That Gen. L. S. Graut is the choice of the Republican party of In:., j . zv ? i . . . " Illinois tor presKieui, and me delegates from this state are instructed to use all honorable means to secure his nomina tion by the Chicago convention, aud to vote as a unit lor him; and said dele gates shall have power to fill all vacan cies. On motion of A. M. Jones, the chair man of the convention was instructed to telegraph U.S. Graut that Illiuois stands by him with 4'J votes tor president. The motion was carried. Loud cries of "no. no." being heard, a protest was read aud put on the record against the appointmeut or selection, or at tempted appointment or selection, by the convention, of any other delegates than those elected by the district conven lions, and denying the right of the con vention to make any other appoint ments. Pending the reading of the protest, Senator Logan offered the following res olution and suggested that it be the plat form. Adopted": Iotcef, The representatives of Illinois in convention assembled. declare that they will support the nominees of this convention for state offices, and the nominees of the Chicago convention for presideut and vice president. The resolution was adopted by a ris ing vote, amid the greatest possible en thusiam, the vast body of delegates unan, imously rising to their feet and cheering enthusiastically. A motion was then adopted to proceed with the nomination of state officers. S. M. Cullom was renominated for gover nor on the fourth ballot, the nomination being made unanimous - without an nouncing the vote. John M. Hamilton was nominated lieutenant governor on the first ballot; secretary of state, Henry D. Dement; auditor, Charles P. Swigart. Edward Ruiz, of Cook, was nominated state treasurer on the first ballot. Jas. McCartney, of Wayne, was nominated attorney geucral. Governor Cullom was called and spoke briefly as follows: "In case of re-election, the second administration of the gubernatorial offices shall be distinguish ed by untiring zeal in them, i shall make every possible effort to have the laws faithfully executed, and to have ev ery function of every department of the government executed with efficiency, honesty and economy." A resolution of thanks to the chair man, General Raum, was adopted at the suggestion of the minority. The convention then adjourned with three cheers for the nominees. Palais tor Evan. Washington, May 21 This has been a field day for Ryan. The appropria tion committee gives him $55,000 for the Topeka building. His bill to give Kan sas the balance of her school lands passed the house; also his bill to gradu ate the price of part of the Osage lands. The senate passed his bill for the relief or the Osage settlers. Resulted. New York, May 21. Gov. Cornell has respited Cbastine Cox, the murderer of Mrs. Hull, the 16th of July, and Balbo, a wue murderer, until thebtli or August. The condemned men were to have been hanged next Friday. They received the tidings ot a respite with great delight being extraordinarily demonstrative. California IteniocraU Sax Francisco, May 21. The Demo cratic committee this morning elected the following delegates to Cincinnati: Jesse D. Carr, Wallace Wood worth. C. P. Maddox, John Tolly, J. B. Mctcalf, W. P. Frost. It. J. Stevens, Andy M. Stevenson. T. L. Thommtou. L. Hen- drick, J. Mc El rath ami T.G. Castle. The delegation was un instructed, but direct ed to vote as a unit. They stand as fol lows: Tilden. ; Tburman, 2; Sey moiir, 1 ; Field, 1. N'ot on the War Path. San Francisco, May 21. The follow, ing dispatch was received last niirht bv a staff officer of the department of Arizona, in answer to inquiries about the reported outbreak of the San Carlos Indians: San CarLiOm, May 19. There has been no outbreak or reser vation Indians in San Pedro to my knowledge. There are only seven In dians absent from San Carlos, and they are at San Pedro and Arinica with per mission to cultivate lands, and I know of none absent without passes. (Signed; A. JL Ciiatfkk, Aiding Agent. Blazlng Woods Bay Sidk, N. J., May 21. Since Sat arday night the losses in the southern portion of the county by forest fires will exceed $100,000. The largest individual loss in this county was at Throughneck on Tuesday, when the finest farm and outbuildings in the county, together with nearly one hundred head of sheep and cattle, and a number of valuable horses and mules were consumed, the occupants escaping in their night- clothes, barely saving themselves from perishing in the flames. Since the first outbreak the poor master has received forty applications for assistance. ' Xews Brirt. The Indians on Milk river are repre sented as being in a deplorable condi tion, and stai ving for want of game. A call has been issued for a meeting of the central t-ommitlee of th iiSrt At a large meeting yesterday of repre sentative men at C dumbua, Georgia, resolutions were passed regretting ths resignation of Senator Gordon, and censuring the action of Got. Colquitt in appointing J. C. Brown as U. S. senator from Georgia. The Philadelphia and Reading rail road company has suspended pyment. hclmtiorm Iff ett I-UOLIHEH BVKHV PKIUAV AT EMPORIA, LYON COUNTY. KANSAS. BY THE NEWS COMPANY. Jacob stotlm. Am. Butts. Vmmw 1 MacT.wwak Terms $1.50 per Year, in Actvanee.' All time not paid for in advance is at ths rate of $i per year. ATTORNEYS. RKES d McCOWN, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Special attention given to eollectinif, ulwt raotinjt ami tanvejr tuicing. ofticfoveraavin-n Rank. Sitt c. n. sTsaar. r.x aiMiuci. STERRY & SEDGWICK, ATTORNEY'S AT LAW. Kmoorla. Kutu. Will itractice in Ihe several count of Ltua. Osage. Ureenwooil. Coffey, Chase, Uarvev, Marion aud Alerria counties, Kanaas; in tbe 6ui.ieme court of the state, and in tbe federal courts for Ihe district of Kataas. Hlf F. P. PAVXE, A1TORSE1 ami Justice of the Pxana. Office: KmHria National Bank Building;. 16 SCOTT 4 LTXX, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Will uractlne In all Ihe State and Federal Court n. wlOtf C. . BACBIU.EK. a. at . BACH JELL KB. BACHELLER 1 BACHELLER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Over 'irt Na. tional Bank, Emporia, Ka. wlOtf ED. S. WATEEBUKY. LAW OFKIt.-K Krnnt r.vi.n,. ... Bancroft block. Emporia Kanaac wlOU - K. w.ccNKiNnnaa. w t. m'cabtt t'l'.VWXUHAH McCAliTY, ATTOKNKYS AT LAW I'niiu,,!. R- ..... - Will practice in all the suta and avriomi Courts, unite in Niva block. w luti PHYSICIANS. DR. F. M. HOI (J LASS. OKt'ICE over l-iiU' h nr. In are atoro. Ucsi aetice. corner Ilth . au Merchant t. t initio- DR. W. W. 111BKKX, OFFH.E liver Punlap A Ca.Jank JOHX A. MOORE. tltYblCIAN INI) Hi 'Ull RUN iia ., lits Omit huire. No. 1511 Commercial t. lmf L. D. JACOBS. M. D OFFICE in Norili A Kyilcr't drug atorf . DK. JOHX W. FIL Kl.N.H. Office in Efkri-tue bml.liDir. Itcilitenre corner Hli avaml Markut-at , Emporia, kus DK. K. C. DELAP. (Successor to lirs. Allen X Thompson.) homeopathic inri ian ms.i;u Gko.N. office iivrrOraiiKe stoic. Ucsidruce. wcinaiiio aticei, Dciwrt-t-n ma ana utn ave- Wltilf DBS. LAlUttME a LAMKEMK. Da. J . S. LiVRENt'C. DS.TIN.MKS LAWMKNCB Oculist ami Auri.-t. I Obstetrics aud Oisca.o in. it' i ... MISCELLANEOUS. UOUKttT IllLl.lkLN. t 1 VII. KMilNKt.i: M Itl'kVnu Office nl 11. W. .M:ii:iic'a real cstalo office, iu rear ol EniiHiriu National Uuuk. wlutl'. H. WILHlTi;, 11. V. S., uraduitte of American Veterinary Cnllciro. tuerlnary Siirjjeou. Office ia at Josi-lih Peak's luru nn I'oiistl. tutiuu strcut All iiisi-acsol minimis success. ully treated. nut .1 II WU.H1TE. IjtltANK MrCAIN, Jlam and Ornamental Plasterer! Emporia, Kansas. Materials furnished and work ilouo nn snort uoticujn tue i-i manner, wlinf 'TEAM 1-OWEK 1VOOD YVOItKINU FACTORY Plum ami ttiM.iHMtl..i.i. .. n ..f - -, . i aaa niUMS vs. UUllUlllira tlirillhl'il 1 khili in I inn l.aaa- autl cuii give low titfurt! uu ull conLr.i U. ' r Mi, tall' V Mil 1 1 kivi, ,. t n . u I ua . A w ' " I ' -' --uiiiim;iuaji dl IXl junuuiiiiui wvcuiii avenue, KmiroriA iiive me rail. 10c r K MKAGUK. G. W. DURRIN. Carpenter 6c Builder, lias uncncit up. in Ilia buililinv line, his carpenter slio,t, lictuccn 7lh and Nib avenue, Comiiiuicinl-.tn.-t Will take country work as low a Uie Iomi-,-,1. t.ivc ruin a call, vs Kit t c. I. Til EIS, Root lllld Khott Mnkj-r. All kinds of Knot w our hijiiIh I.. ... the best style. Kcuairiiiir iiiomntlv m t,-n,l...i to. Mllop uu west sulu of Commercial st., a ooors so u in oi Bin avenue. EMFOBIA, KANSAS WlOtf JJIIIL. J. IIEILMAN, MAMl-FACTlTBSa OP SADDLES AND HAKNESS! A Oood Stock always on haul at 1-owcst Prices. Repairing Done Neatly and Cheap. J. A. YOLjNG, DENTISTfQSSg Emporia, Kas, Hooms ovKii FutbT Kahonal Hank lUtl jtTlKO A IIEltMAN, Dealers in Meats of all Kinds! Tim Ilcst and C heapest Meat Mrket In' Kui porta. Have no w ou hand and for sale cheap a larac anion ii t of Pork, Ham. .shoulder aud Ilucon. thoroughly silll.-.l, curcil anil sinokeo and omml to the very best that can tic round any. where. They have also a lare riuantltv o lard, by the barrel or und . Call and sec It. All orders receive prompt attention, and dealcraurc particularly rciiieu-d to rive us a call. Tho beat of Jt.-cf. Mut.on and Veal. " usual, kept at our market, on west side of Commercial aii-eet, opiiosite I. O.. r rauoria Kansas l(ltf ATYEO A HERMAN ' JMI'OKIA " Foundry and Machine Shops. JOSEPH C. JONES, Prop. Maniit.rturcr ortron Fronts, Land Hollers. Iron r lower stands, Fancv llrackcts. Aiina ri n mi and every description or Iron and Urasa Casting Machinery and Boiler re-iiaii-iuK a specialty. Correspondence .otic. wlOtf rj t. RYAN'S Emporia carriage factory! Horseshoeing and Repairing. Mechanics St., eet. 6th and 7th At. Emporia. Kan. Carriages and wagons made to order. All kinda of repairing and Jobbina done in ths best manner by skillful workmen Prioea very reasonable We Invite an inspection ol our work and guarantee satisfaction . Ceme and see ns. wltttf x. l. uYAnT J. G. PETTINGILL, Real Eslate and Insurance Agent, EX. FORI A. EAXSAS. IMPKOVED and unimproved farm and city lota lor aale. Ucprcsrnu none bus V '1-e,'."," inaurauce companies. Office ta J. W. Or ffith'a new building. wHItf GROCERY, Store Nerydd, GAM I1CCHE3 A COMPANY, 111 Commercial street, Emporia I wciud ci stoc ac sydd ar wtrtu y u rhad. Z THE E3IPOUIA NATIONAL BANK. Capital, Surplus, - $100,000. 35,000. I.NTEKEfT Paid on Time Dei-omit. Draft drawn on Eastern citiea and al point iu En i ope. Special Attention given to Collections. Gold Com and terin- Kxehang-e bona lit al Current Kate. Advances uiade on Shipment of Grain aa,i stock, and Commercial Paper Discounted. The highest price paid lor School, Township City and ouoty Honda. P. B PLUMB. President, C. Ilooo. Vie President, L.T.llEtIlA6E,Ca.hier: DiBECToaa-p B. Plumb. W.T.Beden I T Heritaye Lew). Lata. C. Hood, Uaniel Bitler w?otr B,,'on. W. Phillip. A. Roberta H. C CEOS. I'rntamt. Was. MAHTiXDALK. Viot 'rr.'t A . . HoLlfZUMA V, CoaAas. First National BANK OF EMPORIA, KANSAS. Capital Stoc. Paid in, $100,000. Doea General Banking Business.