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KMIDItlA. FKIDAY, MAY 23. 1880.
REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL) VENTION. CON- ' A delegate convention of the Republicans of the 'I bird congrensional district of the Mute f Kansas, will assemble in the ope r a Imme in Newton, Kaunas, June ld, lMi. at ui nviiM'i hiiiii iir.v lor inj iiiiriMMiui plsring la nomination a candidate for con fn from said district, Ui 1st voted upou at ilia elortion in Navi-mlu r, Iwsu 'I he hula of icpresenlatioit in said i nveu'ion will lie one delegate und n alternate for each of the Mowing uatnud counties, also one delegate mitl one aUcrnitlo lor nrry :i.'l votes, or a traction of IM votes, cut lor John Francis as htnui Treasurer, at the November election in V7. which itiHrlionineut give the counties entitled to representation the follow log nuiu. l:r of delegatus each: llurbonr Osage. Ilsrton b Pawnee... Hullcr. 7 frail t hnutuuijua 4 Kenn liiue a lin e ouVjr 4 Uui.li I uii Jf 6 r-udgMk'k I timtui'b..., 1 Miswneo 1 Edward 8 btadurl. F.Ik 4 Su inner roril 3 Treso.. Greenwood 4 Wabaunsee l'arH.r z Wumbun Harvey ft New Hodgeinau 1 Foole kinmuan S I.ane ton. 7 Hequoyab Marlon f Kearney stcPueraon a Wallace Morris 4 Mead 1 4 1 7 4 3 H 1 1 1 1 ft I recommended lliut the primaries be held June I ith. and the county conventions lor the purpose of electing delegates to Ihla rnnTcouon u neiti rfUDK l.n, innu, at aiu-u hour and In such manner as lb county cem niitecs shall direct. It is also recommended tltnt none but regularly elected delegates or meir alternate lie itermttt! to participate in ine convention, i. a. si I i. i-i i. tw:. Attest: J. W. APT. See'y. Chairman Mexico ia no utterly glutted with peace ut tho present time, thai it is auid that a large (ick'ution of her more tur Luletit citizcu ure tiiilc-iivoring to ur- Tuasc lor cheap furc to the Democratic himry at Cincinnati on the 22d of June. It is intimated that the services of Cdpluin Payne, the hero of the Oklaho ma boom, hare ta-en secured by a lead ittH bureau, to lecture on "The Vertebra.' of President llnyea," when he gets through with that little adventure of hi down in the Indian territory. Mr. Horatio Seymour, in declining an Invitation Ui crwiik at at the Suffolk County Fair, write that 'he la getting too old to travel an ho once did." Thia In not cupecinlly encouraging to those Kiiiiguinc anti Tildcuitt-B who rxixt t the ex- governor to beat bin time in 1SI18. A colored divine, of Pennsylvania, who Iiiih been gtiHcndrd uutil the next mutual M. K. conference, has opened lutrtutr shop in Washington. Thus w hat baa Ik en lost to Zion, has been miveU to the tonsoriul art and the gener til industrial lnterenu of the country. Mrs. A. T. Stewart has discarded black nuil now once more appears In gay col '. It ia scarcely to lie t-xpected that a woman of her tender years would bind herself eternally to grief for a hnsliand tho whcrealiouU of whose Uxly and soul arc both so painfully indefinite. Ilemenyi, the Hungarian virtnoan, so i-nrnpturcd the students at Olx-ilin, Ohio, that they took Ihc horses from the car riaire and draci;ed him to his hotel. It iK'Corues a very grave j tirst ion to deter mine how fully the grenl violinist en joyed the substitution of a good team for a drove of young iwsses. The luminous Dr. StringlU-ld, of To lw-ko, took tiuite a Hush hand in the nrocuc Jinvs f the btute Democratic convention in that city. His recent val liable evidence before the exodus com mittee nt Washington points to his emi nent availability us a cuudidate for gov. cm or on the minority ticket. The Eldorado Times of last week came out in new tye. U looked as hrisht as a new silver dollar with its face washed. Old M unlock is a inighty tasty printer, and gets up good reading for his paper. He says the printing ma terials now in use in the Times ofUce cost $1,000 in cosh, but we know a good ilea lictter than that. Still the Times has one of the nicest otllces in Southern Kausns. A circular has been issued by a num ln-r ol promincut eastern divines ap pointing tho 30th day of May n special ooension for prayer, to the end that Prov. idenec may control and direct the na lional convention of the two great po litical parlies to Ik? he!d at Chicago and Cincinnati on the 2nd and 2l of .lune lxik out for a llt among the politi. cians in the event of any such infringe ment upon their inalienable rights. The Field boom is showing some signs of vigor in Virginia, but Mr.Tilden begs to cull the attention of the public to the significant fact that one vote out of a del egationof twelve is all that the judge gets lu California, which is his ow state, and which certainly might have done us well for him as Ohio did for Sheimau. The "favorite roii" idea may Im.' ccttins a tri lit? uutiqtiutcd, but it is not a bad thing by ally means for a can didate to co into a convention with the solid support of his own state. Th? tide of immigration' to this conn try continues to swell. About 117,000 immigrants have arrived at the port oi New York during this mouth, making 1 10,873 for the part of this year already passed. Atiout 75 per cent of the immi grants come west to engage in fanning, and, curiously enough, only alioul per cent of them remain in New Yor cily, although there is constant demand for their services at fair wages. The greater orliou ol those coming are f!e mans ami Irish. The Scandinavians and English form a goodly percentage, how t:ver. The assertion, reiterated' with such portentous emphasis by the third-term organs of this section, that Kansas will send four delegates to Chicago who will 1m; ready to take advantage of any move to break the unit rule, will proba bly act as a wholesome restraint upon t he sixly -eight delegates from New York, Pennsylvania and Illinois, who, with a degree of fatuity utterly inexplicable to the ( rant boomers, are preparing to en ter their serious protest against the man ner in which it is the purpose of the "ma chine" to handicap them at the Chicago convention. Ex-Governor llrown, who h:is la-en appointed to till the vacancy caused in the United States senate, by the resig nation of Mr. Gordon, is president of the Georgia Central railway, one of the richest corporations in the South, und a man of large wealth, but possessed of no qualifications which will tit him for the dignified position which he has ap parently sought. This f.ut, coupled witli the more significant oue of Gor don's acceptance of a very lucrative office iu the corporation coutroled by Brown, has led to the suspicion that the entire transaction was a bargain-aud-sale affair, which, were the parties Republi cans iustcad of straight-laced Bourbons, would be freely ventilated by the virtu ous buglars of the Democratic press. Chicago Tribune: Some of the llli- nois "Boss' " organs are chuckling over the conceit that the Tribune will have a heap of the thin! term crow to eat dur ing the next six months. That remains to be seen. The Republicans or the following states have already decided that nobody shall lie asked to dine on the flesh of that unsavory bird: Cali fornia, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mary laud, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minne sota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hamp. shire. New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Arizona, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Dakota, and Washington. Be sides these, half the delegation of Penn sylvania, one-third the delegation "of New York, one-third the delegation of - Texas, and 20 of the 43 delegates of Illinois all declare no third-term crow tthall be served up to Republicans this year.. - DISASTROUS FAILURE. The suspension of the Reading coal and iron company and its adjunct, the Philadelphia and Reading railroad com pany, is the most important failure that has occurred since the panic of 1873. By it 25,000 men are thrown out of em ployment, and as the bankruptcy of the two concerns involves the enormous amount of $188,000,000 in slocks and se curities, it is not a matter of surprise that the shock of this business disaster has been felt even in the financial circles of Europe. This collapse is the reanlt of the in ordinate ambition of the managers of the suffering corporations, who, not content with the successful operation of their own iuterests leased all the coal lands they could command with' a view to monopolizing the anthracite market. by controling so large a proportion of the total product as to force consumers and minor producers to accede to such terms as they might choose to make. It is thought that by the recent appoint ment of receivers the corporations may be put into successful operation again, and that by proper management they may be made a source of profit to the stockholders. FOR THE NOMINEE. Those sanguine Democratic editors who are counting upon a survival of the present difference among Republicans after the Chicago convention, are reckon ing without their host. That a very warm feeling prevails among the advo cates of the different candidates promi nently mentioned in connection with the presidency it would be folly to deny, and more than absurd to controvert Every Republican Journal of pronounced tendencies, as,' indeed every Individual member of the party, entertains a very decided preference for some one of the leading candidates in the field, but this does not argue that personal bias has dominated party al legiance, or that fealty to the grand prin ciples of the Republican party depends on the selection of any one man. While the Ntws Is very, decidedly in favor of Blaine, and would prefer that tho third- term movement should not triumph at Chicago, it has always pledged itself to the support of the nominee of the national convention, be cause it has enough confidence in the wis. dotn of the Ib-pahlican party to en dorse its actions at the hands of its trusted leaders, and believes that the safety of the country depends upon the perpetuity of its power. This, we believe, is the spirit of Republicans at large, and while it is the privilege of every person to plainly ex press his convictions regarding the ex pediency of this or that line of action by the Chicago convention, there will be no hesitation in accepting its results and working for the election of the nominee STAND1NO OF THE DELE- GATES. rhe mathematicians of the press are still busily engaged in figuring on the outcome of the Chicago convention, but, unfortunately for the general reader, the near approach of that important event has not tended to simplify the situation. and the same discrepancies in the esti mates of the advocates of the different candidates are apparent, which have been noticable ever since the sagacious politicians tirst iiegau to cast the horo scope for the national convention. The result of the recent convention in Illinois has done more than any one thing to de- termine the final result of the third term movement, and however quA- tionable were the means employed to secure the instructions of the stale for Urunt, it cannot lie denied that the effect of the Springfield convention has been to strengthen the political com biualion which demands the nomination Of the ex-president. We do not believe that the people at large share in this clamor for a "strong government," and despite the fact that should the unit rule be enforced at Chicago, General Grant will doubtless be the nominee, it cannot be controverted that there is an intensely strong anti-third term feeling prevalent throughout the Republican states of the north, whose votes must be relied upon to. insure success at the polls in November. The Blaine estimate places the vote on the first ballot at the Chicago conven tion as follows: Grant, 202; Blaine, 323; Sherman, 04; Edmunds, 32; Washhurne, 11. Thia calculation is based upon a division of the New York delegation in the proportion of 40 for Grant and 20 for Blaine, and gives 23 of the Penn sylvania delegation to Blaine and :tti to Grant. Illinois is given solidly to Grant. Tht; Grant estimate, predicated upon the solid delegations of New York, Penn sylvania and Illinois, stands as follows: Grant, 308; Blaine, 1C9; Sherman, SKi ; Edmunds, 00; Washburnc, 13. As 379 votes arc necessary to a choice, this showing insures Grant's nomination on the first ballot. The friends of Secretary Shenuau claim for him 210 delegates, making his full strength on the the first ballot by the ad dition of the eight Louisiana delegates who have lieen instructed for him, 227 votes. These estimates, of course, arc all more or less inaccurate, and must be ac. cepted with a due degree of allowance for the liberal share of personal and par tisan bias which appears in the varied results of the calculations reported above. Enough can be gathered, how ever, to predict with a pretty lair measure of safety that the nomination of Gen eral Grant uow depends u(on the solidity of the Pennsylvania, New York and Illinois delegations and the enforcement of the unit rule at Chicago. The usage of the Republican party is that delega tions shall not lie handicaped by this arbitary .rule, and if it is abrogated as it should be, at the national convention, there is no reason for its friends to hope for, or its oppose rs to fear a victory of the third-term movement. OVER THE STATE. Paola is to have a $3,000 Catholic church. The Leavenworth bag factory employs thirty hands. ! Two scorpions have been captured in Douglas county. A Texts man named Wood is driving 1 2,000 bead of cattle to Dodge City. A million forest trees have been plant-' ed in Ellsworth county this spring. York, the betrayer of Poiueroy, is in the nursery business in Bourbon county. Tho Atchison canuing factory is pre paring to put up 20,000 cases of tomatoes this year. A live frog has been excavated at a depth of eighty feet iu the ground in Ellsworth county. A "western implement manufacturing company," with a capital of $150,000, has been organized at Atchison. Brown county will have about five times more fruit this year than ever be fore. Every tree and shrub that is old enough is loaded with young fruit While Ifcev. Mr. Frame, of Marion county, was absent attending a ministe rial association in Butler county, his wife eloped with a hired man named McGee. Alma is making arrangements for a grand railroad celebration at that place on the "Fourth," and expects excursion parties by rail from Manhattan and Bur lingame. The editors of the Ellswo rth papers are fairly standing on their heads with delight over the prospect of opening to settlement of the Fort Harker military reservation. . A five year old son of Robert Race, in Valley township, Morris county, was bit ten by a rattlesnake, oue day last week. The wound was immediately healed by an application of common washing bluing. The United Slate circuit coon for the district of Kansas convenes at Leavenworth June 7th. The docket is out and contains one criminal case, five hundred and fourteen law cases, and lour hundred and seventy-seven suits in equity. A petition has been presented to the Topeka board of education, asking per mission'for a few bid i cm to open a va cation session in one of the school build ings. The w ife of Ex-Governor Osborne, minister t Chili, has returned to Lea v enworth. Her husband was granted a leave of absence, but could not come row, owing to troubles between ciiili and Perue. The governor is said to have grown portly. L. R. McLean, of Frankfort, who in company with several others from Mar shall county, went to Leadville and the Gunnison country several weeks ago, writes a letter to the Frankfort Head light. Galena, Colorado, and. has this to say of the loriuer: "Leadville is noth ing but an undertaker's shop ; hundreds are dying and leaving to die every day. This is the truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me Isaac." Of the Gun nison country he has two objections, which are: "First let Gunnison, alone; because they can mine but three months in a year, July, August and September; second, because not more than one man out often can stand the climate and high altitude." HERE AND THERE. The rumor that Courtney is about to enter the lecture field lacks confirma tion. The parable of the prodigal son leads to the belief that the mining fever is of very ancient origin. A western sheriff, who had to hang a murderer, got the right tistof the thing by hanging six dogs. Talmage wants to go south again. He is the only man who was ever able to eat a long slice of watermelon at one bite. A Vermont couple put off applying for a divorce oue term of court so that they could profit bj their tin wed ding. In some restifcts the geutler sex far surpass us. pio man, for Instance, can deliver a lecture with a dozen pins in his mouth. Prize-fighters have no boats to saw in twain, but they can post the Canadian authorities and have their matches broken up. Blossoms produce apples, apples give us cider, and cider produces blossoms This is one of nature's most beautiful compensations. An Illinois woman who had bar cor set torn off by lightning says that the sensation was something like being tos sed over a fence by a cow. West Pointers say that Townsend can render himself more obnoxious to the human race in five minutes than any other live man in America. California women make the best time in walking matches. This is because of their crooked legs and long heels, in stead of their superior beauty. The man. who parts his hair in the middle is always being misunderstood and he might as well be a poet so far as real self enjoyment is concerned. POLITICAL POINTS. A good many original Grant men are coining to the front these days. The tow-lyin' of the Globe Democrat is in a high state of efficiency. There are premonitory symptoms of Seymour walk-away in Kansas. Don Cameron's advice to the bolting delegates of Pennsylvania: You knit, Topeka is full of IVmocruts and the Democrats are full of well, everylaidy knows what Democrats fill up on. Twenty Illinois delegates will appear before the Chicago convention to claim seats in behalf of the anti-third termers. The ouly thing that is safe to bet on at this writing is that the Republicans are going to elect the nominee of the Chicago convention. New ork Tribune: The broad grin which illuminates the fact of the whole Democratic party ought to be condticiv to Republican retleetion. It seems that the bar'l has not prevai ed to any ubiquitous extent in stalwart Kansas: but it js rolling on with telliu effect in Democratic Missouri. Eight more days of feverish suspense and the country will know who has been selected to furnish the corpse for Sam Tildeu's funeral in November. Senator Thurman reads French with fluency, and Mr. Tilden has assumed the contract of teaching him how to walk Spanish at tht Cincinnati convention. The "spontaneous uprising" iu 111 uois is divided in the proportion of 22 for Grant to 20 against him. Is there very loud call for a "strong man' these figures? The more prudent citizens of Chicago ure beginning to digcycloue holes in an ticipatiou of the meeting of the National Greenback convention in that city on the Oth of Juue. The little breeze in the Republican party will subside to a soft zephyr just as soon as the Democracy will be so kiud as to furnish it a candidate to lay out in the canvass of 1880. The Syracuse Journal says that the "dark horses" clearly hold the balance of power at the Chicago convention The swarthy complexion of Jack Logan invests this assertion with at least measure of reliability. Mr. Tildeu is not only in the field, but he has it inclosed with a barbed wire fence, which renders it an extremely nice undertaking for anything but an iron clad candidate to infringe upon his range. This a strictly Kansau meta phor. The man whose inventive genius is equal to the task of producing a patent cement which will hold together refrac tory delegations, will hear something to his advautage by calling upon Dm Cam eron, Roscoe Conkling or John A Logan. Mr. Gordon, the United States senator from Georgia, who recently tendered his resignation, has established a prece. dent that might be followed with great profit to the general interests of the couu try by nlue-teulhs of his Democratic colleagues. The Kansas City Times says that Sey mour can beat any living man in the state of New York. This may or may not Ire so. But the individual the Democracy are looking for now is the man who can get away with the lively old corpse of Gratnercy Park. The Kansas City Times says that it looks like Seymour and Hendricks at the Cincinnati convention. The saga cious political editor of that journal will discover the immeasurable superi ority of "hind-sight" over pre-vision, af ter he hears the outcome of the Cincin nati circus. The Sherman organs in Ohio say the chances for Sherman were never stronger than to-day, and that they increase in strength the nearer the convention is ap proached. The prospects of the great financier might be still further improved by an, indefinite postponement of the national convention. - The California workingtnen have de clared Thurman their first choice for president Thia is a somewhat tardy though grateful recognition of the mag nificent effort of the Ohio senator to straddle the financial question in 1878, and his pathetic appeals in behalf of the laboring classes during that campaign. The St Louis Globe Democrat the great, orlginial tow-line journal, thinks that Grant and Sherman will be the bab tie cry, and that the name of the great financier would strengthen the ticket in Ohio and New York. This is the first intimation received from that source thai the omnipotence of General Grant could be supplemented by any earthly agency. . School Topics. CONDUCTED T LYON COCXTT TEACHERS. Item and eommaaieations lor this depart ment to lie test uu.s. v utrtoo. Emporia. Kansas. . Prof. Walters, of the agricultural col lege, in an article on "Aids to Draw ing Teachers," says: "Drawing is a lan guage the language of form ; and should as such becultivated, to express thoughts. It should not be copying only ; but the great aims of the study must be those which cause us to study any language. The study of language aids the student to think more correctly ; and a knowledge of drawing enables its possessor to see objects truthfully. Like language drawing produces thought; like lan guage, it has its history. Parallel to the different languages aud idoms are the ivies and orders in ornamentation. Or namental art, to Which drawing is the only key, has its classical productions, its literature. All this is felt by the in quirers; aud as every leacuers jiorary should contain a dictionary, au author ity in grammer, a cyclopedia of classical literature, etc., so should it Uiey reason contain a few band-books on the lan guage of form and its history." Prof. E. O. Va-.le, principal of the Clark School, Chicago, 111., has been asked by the board of education to re sign because of undue severity in the punishment f a pupil. Prof. Vaile re uses to comply with this request, as serting that his resignation would be an acknowledgment of guilt, whereas the punishment was administered with the advice and consent of the superintendent and with a severity justified by the re sistance made by the pupil. The Edu cational Weekly, iu commenting on the affair, says: "The action of the board in prohibiting whipping on the occo- sion of thia outbreak was of course hasty aud ill advised. It will put into (he minds, if not int.) the actions and mouths of all the children, 'Whatever I do you da's'u't touch me.' It will produce a stale of demoralization that nothing but severe flogging will undo. It has pre- ipitated the schools into a situation from which Mr. Pickard repeatedly saved them. But it is providential, after all, if it is only the In-ginning of the end." From the latest statistics, it appears that in Michigan only twelve per cent of the number of teachers employed in the public schools, attend the yearly in stitute held In that state ; in Kansas and Pennsylvania, sixty; In Indiana, over ninety; in New York, nearly eighty; in Massachusetts, nearly thirteen ; and in Ohio, fifty three. The board of education of Chicago has voted Miss McCaflurty $210 on ac count of injuries received by being thrown down stairs by a column of boys while experimenting in "rapid exit,1 ordered by the principal of the build ing. A good school strengthens all other schools in all the vicinity. Hence teacher who makes a success is a real and an essential help to all other teach ers. Competent teachers insure success, Neither parsing, analyzin-i or dia graming tends to teach the correct use ot language, yet months are thus frit tered away, and the child fondly lielieves it is learning grammar. A meeting of Normal school prmci- pals will lie held at Put in-Bay, Ohio, July 21st, 22ud and 23rd. School Kepurt of Dlatrlet ltt. Number enrolled during the fall term 20: averace daily attendance 18. Num ber enrolled during the winter term 20 average daily at tendance 22; whole number enrolled during the spring term 10; average daily attendance, 13.4. Average daily aU.eud.iuce for the year, 17.9. During the fall term Lorie Triggs was not tardv. During the winter term Nelda Murray, Charlie Murray, Josie Allen and Norman Deillirich were pres ent every day. After the school havin been in session for elitht mouths, closed with s written examination on the year'! work. Altho ugh the school is not large i numbers, I have found it a very pleas- aut tne. and -whether I have made it pleasunt and profitable, I leave it to th pupils and parents to judge. Daniki. Duver. School Keport of lHstrict 43. Whole uumber enrolled during the fall and winter term, 41; average daily attendance, 32.5 ; number enrolled dur- ing the spring term, 32; average daily attendance, 21; number neither tartly nor absent during this term, 4. After having been ia session fi eight months, school closed on the 15th with a picnic which was well attended nearly ull the patrons of the district be- ing present, liesides quite a nunila- from districts adjoining. All seemed to eujoy themselves on this occasion very much, patrons and friends as well as pu pils. The ladies of this locality are especially noted lor furnishing on all similar occasions a superabundance of good things to eat; but this time they seemed to outdo any previous effort. there being provisions enough to feed nearly twice the number present This ends my second year of eight months each at this place. While here many pleasant, and I hope, lasting asso ciations, nave been tormea ; as to my success or failure iu the work in which I have been eugaged, I leave my patrons to answer. M. C. Howie, Teacher. WELL PAID LAWYERS. New York Time. The British government places a high value on the services of lawyers in the cabicet, and pays tuem more Handsome ly than the other members. The lord chancellor, the attorney general, and the solicitor-general each has a higher salary than the prime minister or the secretaries. The lordchancellor receives $50,000 a year, the attorney general $40,000 and the solicitor-general $35, 0tK, while the premier is paid $25,000, yearly, which is also the salary of the chaucellor of the exchequer, aud the Home, the Foreign, the Indian, ths Col onial and the War secretaries. The lord lieutenant of Ireland receives $100,000 per annum, and the lord chan cellor of Ireland, $10,000. Judges are also paid very large salaries in England, that of the lord chief justice being $40, 000, while the ordinary justices of the court of appeal and the high court of justice get $25,000 a year each. No public law officer in the United States is paid anything like the amounts above named. The chief justice of the United Suites receives $10,000 a year, which is $5,000 a year more than is given to each of the associate justices. The salary of the attorney-general of the United States is $8,000. Some of the New York judges are belter paid than the members of the United States supreme court, but their salaries are vastly below those of the English judges. THE SKULL OF CONFUCIUS, The London Globe announces that the skull of Confucius is for sale in a curios ity shop in that city, but so far it has no purchaser. It w'as found at Peking during the plunder of the summer palace of the Emperor by the allied French and English troops in 1860, and was then mounted in gold and ornamented with diamonds to the value of $50,000. It was brought to London in 1802, and exhibited in the Uni versal Exposition, where, on account of its mounting, it attracted attention. Six ty thousand dollars were offered for it but now that it has been stripped oi iu gold and jewels it cannot find a pur chaser at any price. The Christians in Armenia appeal to the civilized nations of the world to save them from threatened extermina tion at the hands of the Turks. They are denied the rights of citizenship their lands are wrested from them on trilling pretenses, thier homes are ravaged and their women treated with the utmost brutality. For all this there is no redress. The Turks call them "Christian dogs." and treat them accordindgly. Since the Crimean war the Christian popula tion or Armenia has been reduced one fourth and in some of the cities and towns there are no Christians left- THE UNREASONABLE ANT. Ftom "A Tramp Abroad," bj Mark Twain. : Now and then, while we rested- w watched the laborious ant at his work found nothing new in him certainly nothing to change my opinion of him. It seems to me that in the matter of in tellect the ant must be a strangely over- iawru oiru. ljurmir many summers now have watched him when I oueht to have been in better business, and f have not yet come across a living ant that seemed tn have any more sense, than a deud one. I refer to the ordinary ant, of course; I have had no experience of those wonderful Swiss and African ones which vote, keep drilled armies, hold slaves, and dispute about religion. Those particular ants may be all that the natur alist paints them, "but I am persuaded that the average ant is a Sham. 1 admit uis Industry, of course; he is the hardest working animal in the world when anybody is looking but his leather beadedness is the point I make against him. He goes out foraging; he makes a capture, and then what does he do? Go home? No; he goes anywhere but home. He doesn't know where home is. His home may be only three feet away; no matter, he can't find it He makes his capture, as I have said ; it is generally something which can be of no sort o( use to himself or anybody else; it is usually seven times bigger than it ought to be ; be hunts out the aw it ward est place to take hold or it; ne lifts it bodily up in the air by main force, and starts not toward home, but in the opposite direction: not calmly and wisely, but with a frantic haste which is wasteful ot uis strength ; fee ietcnes up against a pebble, and instead of giug around it, he climbs over it backwards. dragging his booty altej him, tumbles down the other side, juiniM up in a pas sion, kicks the dubt otf bis clothes. moistens his hands, grabs his property viciously, yanks it this way then that shoves it ahead of him a moment, turns tail and lugs it alter him another mo ment, gets madder and madder, then presently hoists it into the air and goes tearing away iu an entirely new direc tion: comes to a weed; it never occurs to him to to around it No; he must climb it, and he does climb it, dragging his worthless property to the top which is as bright a thing to do as it would be for me to carry a sack of flour from Heidelberg b Paris by way of Strasburg steeple; when tie gets there lie nnds that is not the place; takes a cursory glance at the scenery, and either climbs down again or tumbles down, and starts otf once more as usual. In a new direction. At the end of half an hour he fetches up within six inchca of the place be started from, and lays his burden down. Meantime he has been over all the ground for two yards around, and climbed all the weeds aud pebbles he came across. Now he wiix-s the sweat from his brow, strokes his limbs, aud then marches aimlessly off in as violent a hurry as ever. He traverses a gocd deal of zig-zag country, and by aud by stumbles ou his same booty again. He does not remember to have ever seen it before; he looks around to see which is not the way home, gratis bis bundle and starts. He iroes throut-h the same ad ventures he had before, finally stops to rest, and a frientl comes along. Evi dently the friend remarks that a last year's grasshopper leg is a very noble acquisition, anu mouires wiiere lie got it. lvidently the proprietor does not remember exactly where he did get it, but thinks lie got it "around here some where." Evidently the friend contracts to help him freight it home. Then with a judgment peculiarly antic (pun not intentional), they take hold ol opposite ends of that grasshopper leg and begin to tug with all their might in opposite direc tions. Presently thry take a rest and confer together. They decide that something is wrong, they can't make out what. Then they go at it again, just as before. Same result. Mental re criminations follow. Evidently each ac cuses the other of being an obstruction ist. They warm up, and the dispute ends in a light. They lock themselves together and chew each other's jaws for a while; then they roll and tumble on the ground till oue loses a horn or leg and has to haul off for repairs. They make up anil so to work again in the same insane way, but the crippled ant is at a disadvantage ; tug as he may, the other one drags off the booty und him at the end of it. Instead of giviug up. he hangs on and gets his 6hius bruised against every obstruction that comes in the way. By-and-by, when that grass hopper s leg has been dragged all over the same old ground again, it is finally dumped at about the same spot where it originall)' lav. The two perspiring ants inspect it thoughtfully aud decide that dried grasshopper legs are a poor sort of properly alter all, and then each starts off iu a different direction to see if he can't find an old nail or something else that is heavy enough to afford entertain ment, and at the same time valueless enough to make an ant want to own it THE NEW PARLIAMENT. Imlon Time . " Of the 237 new memlers returned since the recent dissolution, uo less than 150 may be classed generally as mcrcniinis, manufacturers, or connected with commercial pursuits; 52 are law yers, 44 belonging to the bar and practising, or having practised as so licitors; 30 la-long to the arm)'; 2 to the navy; 3 have la-longed to the diplomatic profession ; 0 follow or have followed the profession of journalists; 7 are civi and agricultural engineers; 5 arc ban kers; 2 are connected with the brewing trade; 3 belong to the medical profes sion ; ( ure tenant farmers, or in othe ways counected with labor; four are or have lieen printers, publishers, engra vers, etc.; one is a memlier ot the ltov- hi academy of Scotland; one is a civi and military tutor; one is a Presby terian minister and two are cx-tleriry- men of the Established church, who have relieved themselves of their orders under the provisions of Mr. Bouverie relief bill, lhe above enumeration in eludes 172 members, the rest are couu try 'squires, magistrates, deputy licuteu ants, chairmen ot quarter sessions, ex high sheriffs, baronets, or sons of peers. I lie oiliest oi me "new members ' is oi Harry Varncy, aged 78; the youngest appears to be Mr. milliard tort, M. 1'. for Ci it hero, who was born in 1850. Mrs. Blaine is fair-haired, tall, rather stout, with dignified carriage and an earnest and practical manner. A beauti ful home life is the result of ber wise management. Already her sons are in business, and popular in society; and miss Alice, the eldest daughter, a beau tiful girl of eighteen, stands beside the mother like a younir sister. Thouch Miss Mary is home from school, she is understood to be not as yet in society. miss uotigp, belter known as Uail 11am llton, is, for half of the year, a uiciubc of this lovely family. TELEGRAPHIC. POLITICAL PUNCH. Kansas Democrats Refuse to Instruct. Colorado for Grant. Delaware Declares for Bayard. Dennis Kearney "Vindicated" by the Kan sas Greenbackers. Political Porridge. KANSAS DEMOCRATS. Topeka, May 27. The Democratic state convention adjourned last-night at 11 :55 o'clock, after oue of the longest aud most earnest meetings ever held by the party in the state. The districts were all fully represented and a complete list c.f delegates presented their credentials. The following minority report of the committee on resolutions was axlopted by the convention : Jleuolceti, That we place entire confi dence in the action of the National Dem ocratic convention, and hold that its ac tion will be such as to commend itself to the approval of the great Democratic masses, and to the end that our delega tion will be in such a situation as to ex ert the greatest influence to such a de sirable accomplishment, we hereby de clare it to be the sense of this conven tion that they go wholly uninstructed as to any particular candidate for the presi. dency. The following minority report of the committee on business was also adopted : Jirtoltal, That the delegates from each congressional district in the state shall elect and present to this convention for confirmation, three delegates and alter nates, and that the delegate and alter nate in each congressional district re ceiving the highest number of votes shall 1m? regarded as a delegate and alter, nate for the state at large, without re gard to the district in which he resides, and Uiat it shall require a majority of all the votes cast to elect The cbairmnn of the district caucus reported the following delegates: First district R. B. Morris, of .Atchison; Ed. Carroll, of Leavenworth, and J. B. Chapman, of Beloit Alternates M. Patrie, W. D. Covington and Charles E. Gilford. The convention recommended T. P. Fenlon for delegate at large. They were declared elected by acclamation. Second district Jno. R. Good in, of Allen ;Thoa. M. Carroll, of Miami; M. V. B. Bennett of Cherokee. Alternates W. J. Kerrl, W. C. Jones, and G. A. Reynolds. The caucus recommended that Thos. M. Carroll be elected delegate at large. The report was adopted by acclamation. Third district John Martin, of Tone. 1 ka; Thos. George, of Sumner county; 1 ueo. v. xvugera, i.iwtMv Alternates, B. Fusrate. of Burton county: F. B. Smith, of Sedgwick county J. E. Veal, of Harvey county. The committee recommended John Martin for delegate at large. The report was adopted by acclama tion. . - Mr. Fenlon declined the nomination of delegate at large, and recommended and moved the unanimous election of Gen. C. W. Blair. It was unanimously carried. MISSOURI DEMOCRATS. St. Locia. Mav 2ft A Pont-Disnaich special from Moberly says : The Demo cratic state convention was called to or der shortly alter 11 o'clock. John t. Williams, or Macon county. was elected temporary chairman, and Daniel Abel, of St. Louis, Secretary. the committee on permanent onraui- saUos reported B. Gratz Brown, presi dent with one vice-president from each congressional district T. J. Single, of Henry county, secretary, with four assis tants. Capt Parks, of Piatt county, nominated the temporary chairman, J. F. Williams for permanent president, saying that Brown was a Tilden man, and the fight between Tilden and anti-Tilden is to be now made. This lead to a eood deal of discussion, when finally Mr. Williams obtained the floor and declined to be a candidate, and asked Capt Parks to withdraw his name. The report of the committee was then adopttd unanimous ly, ana Mr. Urown escorted to the chair. A series ol resolutions favorinir Tilden as the choice of the Missouri delegation, were read and referred to the committee on resolutions. The follow ing delegates at large were elected : Wm. Hyde, St. LiOUis; Ueo. ti. est. Silas Woodson, bt. Joseph ; John O. Day, Springfield. The following are the alternates: John t. Williams, Theodore Brace. Louis Hank, Geo. W. Easly. Adjourned. DEtAWAHE DEMOCRATS. Doveu. Del. May 25. The Demo cratic slate convention met here to-day Chas. B. Love was made permanent chairman. IX-legales to Cinciunali were chosen. A resolution instructing the delegation to vote for Senator Bayard for president was adopted, as was also one recommending the national couven lion to adhere to the two-third rule. I he proceedings was not once interrupted by objections or debate, and lasted only two hours, me delegation to t iucin nati is believed will vote as a unit for Bayard, notwithstanding the fact that some of the members are tersonally an tagonistic to him. COLORADO FOR OBANT. Denver. Colorado. May 20. The fol lowing delegates to Chicago wcrechoscn : Ex-governor Itontt, ex-lieuteuant gover nor L. Head, Amos Steck, J. A. Elliott, Geo. A. Clark and M. Masrurie. Ex- governor Routt was chosen chairman of the delegation. Resolutions were adopted requesting the delegates to use all honorable means to secure the election or lien, urant; de claring Grant a fit and competent person to conduct atlairs or the nation. 1 hat while the Iiepublican party of Colorado express a preference for the nomination of Gen. Grant, they recognize in James O. Blaine one or the purest patriots and most able men that America has ever produced, and, should he be the nomi nee at Chicago, pledge mm Colorado by as larire a maiontv as an v other candi date, and pledge themselves to support the Chicago nominee. 1 be convention stood luu urant to w anti-Grant delegates, and was perfectly harmonious. The anti-Urant men made very little. KANSAS GREENBACKERS. Newton. May 20. The Greenback convention elected the followinsr dele gates to Chicago to-day: Vroman, of Greenwood ; Cole, of Reno, aud Webster, of McPherson county. There was no in st ructions, but resolutions favorable to W eaver, of Iowa, Tor president 1 hey resolved that the imprisonment of Den nis Kearney was against free speech and iberlies ot the American people. THE ADVANCE 1UARD AT CIIIC.MIO. CnicAoo, May 20. Prominent Repub lican politicians continue to come to this city in anticipation of the conven tion. Among late arrivals are v . ii Frye, Don Cameron, Eugene Hale, Gen McGee. L. P. Morton. Gen. Kane. Pow ell Clayton, Senator Fitch and Wm. E. Chandler. The sub-committee of the national committee today took full charge of the exposition buildiug. LOUISIANA DIVIDED. New Orleans, May 24. The Repub lican convention assembled at Exposi turn hall. After roll call 109 delegates were an nouueed as beiug present and every par ish in the state as represented, judge Dumont called the convention to order, and was named as temporary chairman. The following named deleirates were elected to Chicaito: H. C. .Wariualb James Lewis, John Ludclig, A. J. Du tuoiit, W. P. Kcllegg, Richard Sims, A S. Badirer. Sam Wakefield. A. 11. Leon ard. Win. Harper, J. S. Matthews, W. L. McMillan. David Younir. J. II. Burcb Jack Whartou. T. Donn. and A. Purdee. The delegates to Chicago go uninstruct ed . They are said to stand seven for Sherman, seven for Grant oue for Blaine and oue for Kellogg. Preference not known. Congressional Summary "Wasiunoton, D. C, May 22. Senate The bill passed extending northern Nebraska to include the present territory of Dakota south of the forty-third paral iel, east of the Keyapada river and west ot the main channel ol the Missouri riv er, when the Indian .titles will be ex tiuuuished. A very spirited debate on senatoT Mor gan's rule for counting the presidential vole ensiled, in which senator Couklin and the author of the measure took prom inent parts, pending which the senate ad lourned till Monday. Nothing of importance transpired in the house. Whsiiinoton, May 25. Senate The president pro tent, laid liefore th senate a communication from the secre tary of the treasury, in response to resolutions "of iiiuuirv. stating that the amount due Kansas as five per cent of the sales of school lands in Indian reser vations in that state is $100,208. A bill passed providing that section three of the act increasing the pensions of widows and orphans, approved, July 25, lSUN, and section V.i ol the pension act of July 57, 1878, and sections 4,712 of the revised statutes shall not appear to reduce the rate of pensions which had been allowed to naval officers and their widows prior to July SO, 1806, and that such pensions shall be restored to the rate from which they were reduced, to date from the original date of such pen sions. The supervisors' bill 'was then taken up. The bill was read as follows: Be it enacted, etc.. That the term of office of supervisors of election, provided for in section 2,025 of the Revised Statutes shall be two years. Such term shall be gin on the nrst of May, except even numbered years. The term of those now in office shall expire on the 1st day of May, 1880, and their successors shall be appointed from among the qualified electors of the proH-r judical districts by the President of the United States, by and with the advipe and consent of the Senate, The measure was warmly discussed by senators Conkling, Bayard and Hoar, pending which the senate adjourned. House. At 11 o'clock yesterday's session ended, and that of to-day opened. The bouse again went into committee of the whole on the sundry civil bill. : A long discussion ensued, but without coming to a vole, and after disposing of twenty of the fifty-two pages of the bill, the committee rose and the house took a recess, the evening session to lie for the consideration of the steamboat bill. Washington Xotes, Wabhinutow, May 24. The bill of Hon. Thomas Ryan, of Kausas, for the relief of settlers on the Osage trust and diminished reserve lands passed the house. The sundry appropriation hill passed the house to-day. Wm. S. King, of Minnesota, was exam ined today belore the Donnelly-Flnley investigation. He acknowledged that he was in this city the 4th of March, lhe date of the anonymous letter to Repre sentative Springer, also on the first of April, the day on which the committee took final action in the Donnelly-Wash-burne case, but emphatically denies having written the anonymous letter, and declared he knew nothing whatever of its authorship. The committee decided to allow an ex jjert to be called by Finley, two by the other side, which is supposed to be in Springer's interest and three to be sum moned by the committee. A Lively Debate. Ciscisnati, May 22. Bishop Merrill presided at the conference to-day, which proved to be the most stormy session yet held. The regular order was the report of the book concern. Dr. Evans, ot Col orado, moved to substitute for the major ity report his minority report, which recoiunfended the consolidation of the two southern papers. Upon this there was a long consultation, in the course of which Ur. Hitchcock made a very fa vorable showing for the book concern. The lay delegates generally were dis posed to put the book concern cn a paying basis, while the ministers, as a rule, favored the'eontinuance of publica tion, even at a. loss, on the ground that they were the means of doing great good. Dr. Kinnett, of Iowa, finally moved to table the motion to substitute the report A call for yeas and nays was made but not sustained, then Mr. Gillett a layman, from Illinois moved to have a vote taken by separate order and it was sustained. Under a. rule of the conference this may be done when ever thirty members of each order, lay and ministerial, demand it The two orders then vote separately, . and a concurrence of both - is re quired to carry nay motion. It over this vote that the confusion arose. Nearly an hoar was spent in raising and settling points of order, during which there were many evidences of warm feeling, and much confusion. The vote was finally taken, resulting: Minister ial delegates in favor of Taleling or Evans report, 131 to 95 ; lay delegates opposed to Taleling. CO to 3'J. The two orders not concurring, the minority re port was not tabled, and the conference adjourned. The Appeal of the Anti-ti nulls. Springfield, 111., May 22. Just pre vious to the final adjournment of the convention written protests were handed to the secretary by representatives of several ot the anti-Grant congressional districts, uniting in the protest of the seventh district, previously read, and the r arwell llall delegates trom Cook coun ty, composing a majority of the first an-i third districts; also the delegates fmm Lake county uniting with the latter, held a district convention and selected delegates to ' Chicago. The anti-Grant men in ten of the nineteen districts of the state hare now selected delegates and alternates to the national conven tion, who have lieen provided with cre dentials by the chairmen and secretaries of the district conventions, and who pro pose to contest the seats of the Grant delegates elected by the convention to represent tbeir districts. Their plan of action lias not yet been decided upon, each district having acted independent ly, but a programme will be decided on before the Chicago convention meets. There will therefore be twenty anti-Grant delegates who will apply for'seats in the tuicago convention. Mayor Kallncb's Impearhnieut Case. Sax FRANCtsco, Mav 22. The iin- peachincut case of Mayor Kalloch comes into the superior court Monday morn ing. The defendant has filed au affida vit demurring to the complaint tin the grounus mat the court has no jurisdic tion, also that it does not state the facts sufficient to constitute a cause for action. aud is ambiguous, unintelligible and un certain. In another affidavit he asks that the aae be heard in Blanc, as it in volves public interests of great impor tance, and a ilitlicult question of law. Iu this affidavit he refers to the duty of ap pointing a lajard of delegates devolved upon him by the new McClure charter. and draws attention to the conflict be tween himself and the board of super- visors on this aud other points as special reasons for asking a hearing in Islanc. Express Complications. St. If is, Mav 22. Judge Treat, of the United Mates circuit court, has granted an order restraining the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern' rail road company from intertering witli the business or privileges of the Southern Express company "on the line of that road, until further order of the court. 1 he hearing of the application for the injunction will heard June 7th. lhe case grows out ot a notification by the railroatl company to the express company, that atter June 1st they will do the express business over their road themselves. The Happy Southwest. Wichita, May 22. The lower Arkan sas valley, including the counties of Sedgwick, suraner, Cowley, Butler and itarvey, nave been visited with timely rains. Kaius have fallen within the week, and the crops look exceedingly promising. The wheat isshort in straw, but is heading out immensely well. We will have at least one and a quarter mil lion bushels of surplus wheat. As Far as Wichita Wichita. May 22. The St Ixmis & Sail Francisco construction train was within a half mile of the corporation lines thisevening, and the lirst mortgagt bonds of the Burlington & Santa Fe extension to Wichita have lieen ney-otiat ed, and 5,000 tons of 50 pound rails have been bought to buad the road. A Precarious Question. Bi ke.ix),N. YMay 22. A laruetiuan tity of nilro-glycerine was discovered stored at the New York Central k Hud son river railroatl freight bouse yester day. The authorities ordered the agent to remove the same, but be refused, un less the city would insure the road against any damage that might arise Suit has been commenced against the company. Alabama Iit li tiaU-s. Sei.ma, May 22. The convention elected the following delegates nt large Geo. Turner, white, D. Sturan, J. H Ihomasoii, u. 11. ISraxlon, colored, are all strong Grant men. Kansas for Seymour. ioi-eka, was.. May -i-i. (tllu ial re. turns from six! v of the seventy-five couu tics of the stale are received. One-half of these instruct for Sejunur. But one bounty (Ford) in the slate instructed for lllden. lhe convention next Wed lies day will be overwhelming for Seymour. i ins is now certain, indications arc that Blair will Ik; put on the national committee vice Ealou, who is certain to go out A strong effort w ill la? made to appoint reliable Seymour delegates and not Instruct. J. K. Uoodwin. of Hum boldt, will probably be temporary chair. man ol the convention. Leased lo the Missouri i'acillc Galveston. Mav 22. The M.. IC & T Extension company yesterday authorized the directors to lease the road to the Missouri Pacific railroad company for ninety-nine years. National StiHYuire Association. Imiunai-oi.is, May 22. Many del gaits to me national siillrage associa tion art; already in the city. Any dele gates not assigned to private quarters will report on arrival at the MaK-a house Delegations from twenty states have al ready reported. The Xew Exotlr.s. ftKW loiiK, May SJ. tit the one hundred und thirty-five Arkansas rein gees who arrived here a eek ago, sixty lour sailed to-dav for Liberia, in the bark Liberia. lhe remainder will leave June 1st. Friirlitliil Kail road Accident San Francisco, May 21. A Santa Cruz dispatch says: A local train on the South Pacific Coast R. R., which ran to day lM.-twccn here aud liig Tree switch with passengers to the IudcM-ndeiit nines pic nic i mat place, met with a terrible accident. A train of thirty-three open cars, with high railingsouudde ami ends, with seats, and loaded with about twelve huudnd aud fifty persons, left this place for the pic nic. This train was pulled by engine, No. three, one Elliot being engineer. On the way down all went well till No. seven tunnel was pass ed, said tunnel being located just above and overlooking the powder works.. As the cars passed through the tunnel, the speed of the engine was increased, it lie in" down grade. Just as the curve in the road was reached the first car jumped the track. The people on the tirst two cars were thrown into a heap inside towards the bank in a confused muss, the cars pass inn over those who were across the track. Those ou the third car were uuiojured, inertly being KntHKcd on their feet. Those not hurt Immediately set to work to assist the wounded and look alter the dying and dead. Word was immediate ly sent to this place aud Felton for as sistance, which was promptly rendered. A gloom of sadness to-night is cast over our city, every hotel, ntteen in number, being turned into a hospital to receive the wounded, which will number up wards of forty. Already thirteen are re ported dead, and others will die berorc morning. A number ot San Francisco people were on the train at the time of the accident. Tle train from Santa Crui arrived early this morning, bringing a number of killed and wounded by yesterday's accident. A crowd awaited the arrival. anxious tor the late or their friends, and many touching scenes occurred when the ferry boat reached the slip. Two more of the dead have lieen identified Clayton F. Morrill, of Sougal, and J. urphits, of tvin t rancisco. There re main, still unknown fourteen in all. Those most seriously injured remained at Santa Cruz, the mayor of which city has requested business closed to-day. The wounded are comfortably provided for at the Ocean House, and with two exceptions are doing well. Application tor a Receiver. Philadelphia, May 24. A bill in equity was filed to-day in the clerk's of fice of the circuit court ot the L nited States for the eastern district of Penn sylvania against the Philadelphia and Reading railway company and the Phil adelphia and Reading coal comp:tny. The plaintiff is Moses Taylnr, of New York, who sets forth that he is the holder of $100,00(1 in tirst mortgage bonds of the Philadelphia and Reading railroad company, executed December 1, 1870, to Edwin. M- Lewis, and that a bond was issued by assignment by the railroad company of a bond to the coal and iron company in the sum of $2,0)10,000 conditional tor the payment of lhe $1,000,000 iu twenty vears from date. That the said bond is secured by certain mort gages executed by the coal and iron com pany to George J. B. Keim. The bill then sets forth that the railroad and coal and iron companies are both in solvent, and have been compelled to suspend payment That the companies employ the services of 25,000 men. That both companies are really operated under the same management and that the improvement in the coal and iron business is all that is necessary to re store the company's condition of pros perity. Counsel left last night for Pitts burgh, where an application will be made in the U. S. circuit court for the appointment of a receiver. Lively TtBes"at Leavenworth- Lkatksworth, May 24. The court house was filled to overflowing with tax payers, who met to-day in mass conven tion to hear the report of the board of county commissioners of the county of Lavenwortn upon their action in secret ly (at midnight) compromising the Platte City & port rg Moines railroad bonds at three times the nnee heretofore offered. The meeting was a stormy one. the people from the county numbering three hundred or more, and unanimously condemned the commissioners. Resolu tion were passed by a vote of two to one instructing the commissioners to redeem the Iionds by exchanging them and returning the old bonds, in accord ance with the pledge made by tl.e com missioners and Swan & Hyde, the par ties to whom the bonds were delivered, and a promise from Hyde & Swan to return them. The resolutions condemn the mid night meeting of the commissoners, and their withholding of the publication of the proceedings of their secret meeting from the official report 1 be attempt on the part of a few per sons to obtain from the county $225,000, instead of $75,000, the sum heretofore offered, is frustrated, unless the county commissoners and the Hvdc-Swan Synd: .ate go back on their pledges. 'outran Completed. Panama. May 24. The Star and Her ald savs a contract has been made le- tween A. G. Monacal, on the part of the American company, and the government of the Iiepublic of Nicaragua lor the con struction of a canal acrossthe Nicaraguan territory. It now awaits only the ap proval or the legislative congress, which has la:en convened for the purpose, to be- coueaiaw. lhe forms ot the contract have not been made public, but it is said that they are extremely liberal on the part of the eovernmcnt, and more ex plicit in details than the Salgarcontract The Parvenis, of Nicaragua, asserts that the moving spirits ot the new American company are: President, Gen. Grant Admiral Almen aud -Monacal. Ureat enthusiasm exists in the various cities of Nicaragua in favor of the contract. The Arkansas Valley Redeemed. Great Bend. Kansas, Mav 24. The dry weather which has prevailed throughout central aud western Kansas during the past six months is now hap pily ended, so far, at least, as the irreat Arkansas valley is concerned. Two heavy rains have fallen throughout this entire region during the present week. and at ureal liend it rained for several hours each time. These rains were most opportune, and insure a f'airyeild of win ter wheat as far west as Larned. The yield in this (Barton) county is esti mated at 300,000 bushels. The prospect for corn, vegetables, etc., is of course (rood. This county is airain booming, and the people are happy. Emigrants are coming in; land agents are busy sell ing I arms, claims aud city lots. The Political Pot at Chicago. Chicago. May 24. The Greenback headquarters have been opened at the fanner house, in this city, with uen. a F. Butler in charge. Delegates to the National Republican convention have begun to arrive, and the hotels are rapid ly tillinir up with visitors aud !lit i cians. The various headquarters pre- seut scenes ot great activity. News Briefs. Nine-tenths of the deleirates chosen at the Kansas City convention, are anil-1 it den. tliouixh none of them are instructed The Omaha smelters are beiuir kept in hand by the state militia. Fifteen hundred militia have lieen sent from Quebec to Montreal to guard the city lrom the stevedores. Pittsburgh has just had another s; i.w. 000 fire. A communistic demonstration in Paris was promptly suppressed on the 24th. The Fun at Louisville. Lot isvii.t.E, Ky., May 24. The first race, three-quarter mile heats: Kniirbt Templar. 1. 1. Florence B., ft, 2. Hat tie 1L, 2. ;l. Time 1 :15, 1 :17. Second race, for three year old, two miles: Kinkade won. Aurora's Baby second. Bye antl Bve third. Time 3::$W. Third race, Tennessee stake for two year olds, three-quarter mile: Hindoo won. Bramble second. Hippie third Time 1 :10. Last race for all aires, mile dash Montreal and Audox run a tie beat. Jno. Happy third. In the run of the tie Montreal lieat Andox four lengths Timi 1 :44;. fjouixlaua for Shenuau. KW Oulkanh. May 2o. It is uow announced that Sherman has eight of the Louisiana delegation to Chicago, and that on the second ballot that sup- porl will be increased. Foreign News. Paris, May 25. LeouSay w:is elected president ol the senate, receiving 14 votes; Lcroc. 5; Pallet, 2; Simon. 1 ; antl Degavardie, 1. There were 121 blank ballots. liEiti.iN, May as. the Prussian nun istry has made known that it does intend to withdraw the clerical bill now before the Prussian diet, because of the altered altitude of the Vatican. Paris, May 25. Of the sixteen per sons arrested for being concerned in the disorder attending the Communist dem onstration, two were Belgians, one Ital ian, one German, one Greek, one Swiss and one Luxeinburger. All these will probably be expelled from France. St. PETEiisuriui, May 25. Military authorities, presided over by Geu. Todl ben, are discussing the plan of campaign to be followed in case of war with Chi na. General Todll-n, in such event, would lie commander in cliii-l. Berlin, May 2i. Germany has with draw n her object ion to the conference of representatives signatory of the Berliu treaty, but stipulates that a detinue pro gramme shall be formed lR-fore the con ference is called, l lie powers arc now agreed if the use of force shall iM-coine necessary in Turkey all the powers shall combine for common action. IjONDON, May 25. Letters have la-en received lrom the mission to Al dorrohmau Khan. The mission was received with every distinction. Three interviews have been held with All- tlorrohman Khan, at which hist c meanor has la-en frank and courteous. His formal reply is awaited. The de portation of Mustafa Halndoolah has completely upset iutrigues against Ab- (lorrohman Khan. Market Quotations. KMPOItIA MAKKKTS. I WUOLE- AUTICLKS. t SALE. BETAIL. ttrala. aer baaatl. Wheat, No. 8 1 04 Wheat, No. 8 M5 Wheat, So. 4 5 Wheat, rejected TUto75 Corn, good in as Corn, ordinary M so Oau '. Si so Kye fiulo-'A ktfcl Feed, aer loo Ifaa. Ground corn ami out. 75to--5 Miipbtuff ,.i 7oto- Itran I t luar A Heal, aer 10O Iba.j lliirlou O. K., new proc .l 4(10 " 1 ii ion a im " Our lloauty i . . . 4 ou Shawnee, patent proccfcS' 4 UI fanr is " Eagle a Kiteheu Queen 4 00 Uurliufrtou White ICoe S so Hurlinictou Centennial. . 3 ou Crescent. a 611 tolilen Crow n s so Bakers Choive g To Golden Sheaf. a uo Soden't Uairle 3 to - 4-A S so " S-X S IO Armor's AA 8 SO 4- 8 00 . " ax Ladies Friend IN It! 3 so 4X - - 3 40 Graham flour i MutoS an kye Sour ISO Corn meal J 00 Buckwheat flour, ia;r lb VetretabUa. Potatoes, per liukhel Sutol 00 Turnips, Suto40 Unions, per peck JB On loin, per hunch. . . . t Cabbage, per head Beets, per bushel SPto?5 Carrot &j buasn,earb ttolO Sweet potatoes, per lb 6 Beanr, k- 05 Parnia, per bushel.... so Lettuce, per buucb 5 Uadisbo, per baoce ttolO PMltrr, FrMaea, c Butter, per lb . StolO Kicks perdoien . Al ilk. per quart os Cheese, per lb IStolS Sweet ciiler, per gal 40 Mince meat per lb Chit-kens, live, per dozen. ' . tl T&tot j OS dresel, per lb- 07 Turkey, live 07 Freak Fralta. Apples, per btubel f t TStoB 08 Cranberries per qt 15 Lemons, per dozen Sutoou Oranitea. " SutoS itriea Fralta, aer lb Apple MJitotB Allien applet iLuiao I'eacnea Usui 16 Currant 10 Prune wx Kaiaios lKtu2U California plums HI California pear IS t-ltted cuerrle 80 lihu-khert ics, new is Kaspberries 40 Use Stark. Fat hojs, per loo lit a ett-8 ii Fat xteers, er lb Aiu-4 0U Fat cows. 450-300 , Fat sheep, " 2W Calves, per head i tltolO Freak mi icb cow. - .. ZMti6 Horsea, .. HI ponies, . . 20to0 Frnh aeata, Ac, per lb. Beer steak Moll ttoakta etoll Boiling piece 41" Veal atoll Mutton.. tolJs Pork. JtolO Heat bam ,. .. ltjj Country ham Stoll Shoulders 7U3 Bacon 10tulX3 Iiried beer, native li,ulS Dried beef, buffalo 15 Sausage, home 10 Sauaage, bologna 15 Lard MHolJ Dressediloe d Waal, nee 1. Tub-washed. 4S Fleece-washed j 3 Cnwashed, medium j 251 o3 1 Unwarned, ane I.... 1 Uldea, aer V. j Iry in7l-1 -- ... I 15 , Green j8ito7 Green tailed I nto7 MILLINERY! Mrs. D. KIDDER, Having Returned from Her Eastern Trip, where she visited Sew York. Chicago aod other cities. Will Be Pleased to Receive Her Many Friends and Patrons, AT HER NEWLY ARRANGED ROOMS, At the Old Stand, For the Inspection of the Large Line of Millinery SHE IS DAILY RECEIVING. The Place to Buy Bird Cages. D. C. McMURTRlE Late Brunt-r & McMurtrio, lias established a Stove and Tinware Store IN THE HALLBERG STONE BUILDING, East Side Commercial St ree t, Buy the old reliable Ctmk Stove, SUPKKIOK. If you want a jrinnl Cook Stove lor wtxitt ami 10:11 Wall Paper & OF THE LATEST STYLES, "AT THE CITY BOOK STORE. Customers Will Find a Large Stock to Select From, and the Quality and Prices Cannot Fail to Suit. We are aUo Frames, Moldings, Croquet Sets, Base Balls, Etc., wimfiliiHtr EMPORIA LUMBER YARD. C. W. REICH, Dealer in Lumber, LATH, SHINGLES, SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, Mouldings. Plaster, Cemoiit, Lime, Hair, niiildiiit; Iaier, &c. COME AND SEE ME At Hallecks Old Stand. N. B. Lumber Delivered to any Part of the City Free. Grange Store, CHARLES PAINE, Agent, -DKAIJ8 Groceries, Provisions, Queensware& Produce First door north of Ir. Moore's Uniff Store. wnur Bottom Prices to Cash Customers. FOREIGN MARKETS. Wall KtrnL S lew York, May 0. Government Boii!t Steady. Kailroit'l llnml S iron if uul hilier. state Keritritiin -Hull. Money :ia5 per cent. l'riinu Meivitiitilu Paper Z&Zb l'er rent. Mr. Stork XarkrU. ST. Loria. May 2. Hogg Iteej'ipts. N.OUtl; tliipments, Yorkers, :'. 7(Wt no: parking, $3 9U.il 00; lieavy shipping, $4 tOat IS. drain aatt Prod are larkcla. KamsaR itv, Mav ail. Wheat ReeeipU, 4u!i linshels: shipi'iiuou, :!) lo.; in Atore. lis: ,04 5 do. Market weak No S. $1 hiil; No a,'.KK-. : No. 4, THuTUe. Coriiltee.eiit. 3.H02 bushel; liipmentM, r- no ; in ttorc, lio ooti iio. No 2 iiu&eil Si V": No. whiU) mixed, 17 c. Oatu No. 2. 2RS4C atked. Kye Nominal. Kksts Quiet at Utilise per dozen. Butter Choice, Muluc. St. Louis. Mav 40. Klour- Choice, tl Mflaskeil ; lauiilv. 4 70. Wheat-No. red. tl lis ; No. 3, itws.'.e; No. 4 do., U7e. Corn XinMue. Oats :u,c bid. If VO HUC Pork 9 10 Vm 10 41 Dry Salt Meats-13 !i:., $ii 20, $ti 3inli 40. liucou It) t&7 05 1-arl-tOOi t:niOAflo. Mav 911. Wheat No. S spring. $t liijf ; No. 3 do , teic. Oat 31c bill. Kve HUa. llarloy ;o. Pork 110. Bulk MeaU Shoulders, $4 30; kliort clear. 9f w. I .ard e, 54 K 53. Teachers Attention ! ! TDK FOURTH ANM'AL Normal Institute of I.you rountv will be held in the nvw Nor mal building at Kinporia, comuienciuff Monday, July 5, 1880,9 a.m. and continuing FUUU WEEK? O. W. !!oa. LU !., will have charge or the institute, aasUted l.yj. II. Hill, Mrs. A. P. Morse and Tbyge boganl. All the branrhe required for certificate grade A. I and will be taught. Also iihyeioli.gr, algebra, vocal music and elocution, liiduetlc will be a prominent feature and will lie taught In two classes one elementary, toe other advanced. Examination for Teacners' Certificates will be held at the close of the institute. July 30 and 81. ' SPECIAL. Dr. Hots will form an extra class In elocution lor members of the lustitute and yonng people in the city who wish to ret special drill in this sludr. For circulars and fnrlher particulars ad dress o. ji. WHAkToN, dlE7l6wt3MS Emporia, Kansas. PENSIONS! Any wound or injury, or any dioeaae, how ever slighn the disability, entitles a soldier of toe late war so a pension. Thousand are yet entitled Pensions by new law begin back at day of diEcbarjee. Wiiiows. children under sixteen years of age, Utuendent soot hers, fathers, also brother and sisters under twenty-one years are entitled to a nen.ioo. Pen sion laws are now more liberal than formerly, aod many are entitled to better rates Many ar yet entitled to a bounty and don't know it 1 will procure patents for inventor, both in this country and in Europe. Apply at once Having had several years experience ia the largest law aud claim olboe in Washington, c: . I guarantee satisfaction and . ..io. w ju swu or uiree ssontus man by corres ponding wi- an attorney in Washington Send two siamis lor blanks and inttiuctiont. Address TAT LOB rirZUEUALIi. Attorney st law and solicitor ut V. S. claims, lock box HM, Win Held. Kansas, xiif PLANTS! PLANTS! A VERY LABOK AMOUNT Of SWEET POTATO PLANTS, CBOWM IN THE OPKM AJB. ntnuui, out mostly 1 eilow Nansemond. the standard. auw csuiuge ana tomato plants. Sold at Low Prices! Address ' May 1, Ixho J. V. CABTfcB, Kmporia, Kansas. . USjitiiwiaa D. A. Painter, KaJeamaa for WHITE A HOLMES. Lire Stoct taission Merctaits, . KAsaAS Crnr, Miasouiu. - 20ia A Full Line of Pumps, Etc. EMPORIA. KANSAS. liuv the M il 1 1 A. wlUtt Window Shades reriviiig Etc. ELLEN PLUMB. tllllAwMtf IN- For Sale. One Kpan of toung llortca (mare and fieliU iii--). lint- red short born Bull. Poland China I'itf'- 10 out! lliai-k berry rthoou. t,(WO (iooneiierry snout. .1. V. Willi nNioi.ni, Kinporia, Kan. NEW SHOP. W. It. C'AKLOW Has 0k-ii(1 up, next door east of the Fifth Avenue hotel, a blacksmlthing and repairing establishment, and solicits share of the public palioiinge. staJT-A well lor the use of customer on the premises. wlitf Wagon - Shop ! J. FULMER Has nK-ned a shop In connection with W. K. Carlow's blacksmith shop for all kinds of wagon ami buggy repairing. Iong experi ence in the business. Fifth avenue, corner of Mechanics street. SOU E. G. MacLennan & Go. AT THK NEWS JOB OFFICE, Put up all their printing In this stjle- the neatest, handiest device for Note-lu'iuls, Letter-head, Oill lientU, Ax-., In the market, CALL AND SEE SAMPLES! dl!flAwmtf Drs. Trueworthy & Fllkins; Office Booms connected with Sis;, .'a Dm fMore. Dr. J . W. TrMWortavs I Br. J. W. Ftlklaa, B evidence, corner 7th are. and Merchants St. wlltl Formerly Resident Physician At Surgeon, of kterey Hospital. Chicago, 111. faesideuce, corner 6th ave. aod! Market st. West End Grocery I J. H. CItAIG, Proprietor and Delivery Boy. Goods delivered to any part of the eitv free First door sooth of H. F. H. K. OIBciZ W est street. . fXKf AGENTS WANTKDforthe best and fast- Prices reduced US per cent NATIONAL Pirn tisaiwu Co., Philadelphia, Pa. wWnol MASON J'd two aud a qusrteT 1 a ' year turs one nest Cabinet . rA s?7. 'Paor organs in thn world;. Hi J.CJ 5rto?SK: ORGANS iST ir'STTsJSk ward. All-, ,or My paymeau. As a month or 8 3 a quarter and upward. Catalogues free. Ma sox a liAMtiN oau am Co., Ii4 Tremont. stm, Boston: 4o East ltk street, (Lb loo fcouare) New York; Jo Wabash avenue, Chi.. ct- wlinnol Agent wanted loaell the new book ' FARMING FOR PRQFiy CttltiT.t all tho frm crops im itu) best Blt). --j. - nassu urg inf StOftk - , pages. M0 injSS. 1 Bt, liOai. Mo. Hartford Fire Ins. Co. - STATEMENT. Capital stock.... " Ausu -i ; ' .'" ..$ 1JBA.0M ( . . OtO wo . LI !(., M uuu.taod.ing cUiss7:.':;;r.'; ' or reinsurance...... " wwasAWsasaf sjnj suiAaJM,B. ataTMU.