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In story of drunkard . ia ttat city, lio, xihca bis duugbter died, went at nifcV, her n maina out or the grave and o.d tli body to medical college Tor a few tlu'larf, aaJ went upoo aDolli er spree with tb proceeds. This U the latest form of human depravity. The prospective failure of the Okla homa invasion will greatly benefit Kan-aa.-oot pa account of losing a few citi zens tvlio are cow trying to invade the territory in violaiion of law, but because it would unsi tilf in:t"Oy of - our substan tial frtimers, and for the time beln turn the tide of inimiLTiliim frin u. Tin Prr. i U-ui unl Mr-. H:t;-s are ImIU ia ec-!lint licuhii ami The irinMcfit 5 'iin-il.iH-i, hut rw.ly, ujxvi e'v n ilii ln. n i e ilie to h 'V- Uii;u'i rr:"!! 1 tiifi r. uci- Usually, hutytr, except when Uliilirf his early maruing walk or his afternoon drive, he ia to ii f..ur.d at inu.it', ;iuil is very uctesille. In l!:e transaction. f busings ht is prompt and diligent. The latest n tv 'iijlt story about lien. Oram is that he U soon t. by ie:ted di rector of the Ad jin cxr.ri.xs cinar.y( aud that after a brief prr;.xl Presidint Dins-.nf.re will rc ire, aud Gr;mt will be tleetetl prtsiJeut with a auiary of 25 000. The public muy tke this with Miudry lumps or aalt. Ctn. Grant is the inUTestiny figure in American history, anJ MuwHuien must liave something to y TTlwut him. 1XDIAN PROGRESS. Carl bcliuiz, in hi aonual report r.a xretsry of thy interior, UUg thut about five bonJrcd thousand acre. of lai d are now cultivated by Indians of the . called wil l tribes, i.nl that hundreds of lUeau svtrue Indiana are driving to.-uue ad hauling government freight on their own account. IIu aUo states that these Indian tehmster take" 'jroxl eaie of their teams, and Lave nnvt r lulled to deliver thvir freight in g kI or.U r. That is the bsit word that ha been bpokeu fur the Indians v-l. WEAVEU AND SPARKS. One of the most 0 isgrucef al scent s ever enacted on the floors of congress took pla: e last Tuesday In the bouss of rep rebcutatives pending a lUcuinn on a resolution pertulniug to the countiug cf electoral votes. Weaver and Sparks be. gan tho discussion good n at u redly and made several frieqdly jiasses ut each other, but finally lost control not only of their temper but lost nil t,cune of digni. ty and aelfrespect, and Weaver, de nounced Sparks as a liar, who, in return, characterized Weaver as a scoundrel and villi:). At this the maddened tuca advanced toward each other, each drawing his coat as he walk ed, and, bad they not been surroundtd by their respective friends, a bloody fight would hare taken plnee in our national capital. At the opening of the session yes terday morning, the matter was at once taken up by the house and. resolutions of expulsion were offered, but after pro longed discussion and upon both parties waking hifbthlct acknowledgement, the whole 8uljit was tabled. It will now be in order for Greenback organs who have foisted the name of Weaver for president in I'M to pull down their THE IRISH SITUATION. Tho following concerning " tho topic, which Is just, 'now the burden of the foreign news, js taken from the "Easy Chair" In, Harper's Magazint January : s The Irish situation is simple, laud will not consent to sepitral ion. for Eng. Tim instinct ot sclt-Uelense prevents, pepar ailon would not cure the Celtic hutred of the fcvixoo, and England would alw.iys tear that Ireland would be made an uru bush for a foreign ftw. While thus se paration is impossible, Mr. Gladstone, tho head of tho l-Jrhi-h government, is a Btutc-nniu -.of proved porter in Eugland, rnd or proved friend lines' to Inland.. Mr. Foster, the Irish sveretnry is a Disscnti r. and not only frit from any of the old Tory bitterness nyainst the island, but anxious to correct evils a; id abuses. There is 'no reason what ever to doubt tb.tt while the government could not heal the woes vt Ireland with a to'j -li or in a vonr, yet that preiit and honcllViciit progress was possible tinder Its amicable sway. Iiul while Mr. Glad stone is confronted with the Afirhim snd Zulu and K.nurrn nncMioi.s with which his predecessor hid embroiled the coua try, be is also menaced by an Irith ques tion foaced upon him by Mr. Parnell. In leed. the latect ol tlie Irish leaders seem to feel that tho exclamation of the Irish emigrant, "If there's a gov. eminent, in a.iu it. ' is true IrlsU pa ' triotisiu and utatcMtnanship. Tho true iwilicy for Ireland, so far as we can perceive - it here, was an alliance with the Gladstone government not de. banco of it. If tho aristocratic ele. mcnt in it was feared, certainly a Tory administration would be a hun Uredfold more unfriendly, und the ntti- tude of the peers on the compensation bill showed tho full f.uceof Torv hostil ity. Mr. Parnell must know that ukuIusI Irish violence Etielnud of nil parties would solidly sustain the govern- meni, anil mat remftnai i-rri!iaiMn would be made more diillcuit. He may be legally acquitted upon his tri:d, but he is morally condemned tor throwing his country into a hur.znrdous position But so the curse of old inlutic re turns to plaguo England. The ,chil dren'a teeth are on edge with' the sour aranes of the fathers' ealin-r. "How oft has tho banshee cried!" Ami the fateful voice of l ho banshee seems to wail in every wind that blows over Irelaud. It can not bo :aid truthfully that nollilnor would hae been done if the present movement bad not occur. red. The liuid laws bad lieen mod itied. They would have becen modified till morn. A wise nnd irmcrous admin (station like that of Mr.Gladtftonc would have mediated between Irinh suffering nnd Ena-hsle prejudice. Iiul wlien Mr. l'arnell savs. as at Galwav. "I feel con vincctl that it you ever call upon Ameri cans tn anotlier nelil ami in another way for belli, and it vou can show tbctn that there is . a fair and good chance for succe,,. vou will have their assistance, their tralued and or. canized a.t.istance. for tho purpe of breaking the yoke which encircles you," he not oidv tells the most ludicrous un truth, but he tells it fir the purpose of luring his countrymen to their destruc tion. He does not allow Mr. Gladstone to mediate between suffering and prela- dice: he lorcea him to snv that order must be preserved, and life and property protected. ADVICE TO A Y0UNQ MAN. Remember, my son, you have to work, whether you handle a pick or a pen, a wheelbarrow or a set of books, digging ditches or cQitins a paper, ringing an auction bell or wiitin funny Ihinirs, you must work If you will look round vou. son. vou will see that men who are tho most able to live tho rest of their davs without work are the men who work the luirdeKL liou't be afraid of killiug yourself with overwork, son. It Is bevound your power to do that. Men cannot work so hard as that on the tuu nv side of thirtv. Thev die souieli.ues, but it is because they quit work at 6 u. in. and don't no home till a. ui. It's the interval that kills. my son. Thcwoik gives you an appc tlte for your meals H gives you a cr feet and irraltl'ul appreciation of a boll dav. There are vounff men who do not work, my son young men who make a living by sucking the end of a cane; whotte entire uieutal development is in sufficient to tell them w hich side of a ooctairn btamo to lick: young men who can tie a necktie In eleven dif ferenl kattts and never lay a wrinkle in iu aud then would eel into a West Hill street car to go to Chicago; who can spend more money in a uay man you can earn in a month, my son, and who will go to the ahenlT to buy a postal card, and apply at the olllce of the street commissioner for a marraige license. But the world is not proud of them, son ; it does not know their names, even, it simpy speaks of thent as Soandso's boys. 2tobotly likes them, nobody hales them, the great, busy world doesn't even know that they are there, and at tho great day of the resurrection, if they do not appear thrt fhonnd of the trumner. nnd tliev certainty will not unless somelxxly tell them wnat it is lor ana wu.u they must do, I don't think Gabriel will miss them . or notice their a'sseuce, and they will not lie sent for, or wailed for, or disturbed. Things will g on Just as well without them. So flud out what yon want to be and do, son, and take your coat off and make a dust in the world. The busier you aro the less deviltry you will bo apt ' to get into, the sweeter will be your sleep, tho brighter and happier your hoi Ways, and the better satisfied will the world b with you. Burlington Hawk er. . ESTABLISHED IX 1857 TliE PBOHIBITORT AMENDMENT. Oplnlon1y Wlllsrd Davis OrncE op Attoiinkt Gescrau ) , TopfcKA. Kas., Dv. 20, lsO. j Amanda if. Way, Pretident Kanta$ Lejut Tcmperunct Aatociatioa, Lute- rente, Karuai: Mau.'.m Ry letter 'f the 25ih inst, you S iOuiit certain questions allVciiug ilie present status of the ameiidtuent to the constitution which prohibits the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors, except for medical, scientific and mechanical purposes, and ask me ' ia aid of all lovers or truth and right," to answer them. Prior to the date or your letter, similar qnestioua were sub mitted to me by James Grimes, Eq., the grand treasurer of the independent order or gixxi templars, and others. "I answer all these questions terdttim. 1st. Was the resolution submitting the amendment constitutionally passed ? Yea. The rote on the resolution in 'the senate was 37 for, and none a-jainst it a constitutional majoi ity. The vote of the house was 119; constitutional ma jority, 8fl, (being two-thirds): Yeas, nays, ill; not voting, 10. The ooly doubt intimated has arisen because of the constitutional provision which limits the memliers of the bouse to 123 mem bers, when in fact, the Imnse 'contained 129 members. Tho objection cannot avail, for the reason that if it be held that 129 members did not constitute the house, de facto and tie jure, then the con stitutional majority voted for the resolu turn ; but should it be held (hat 123 mem bers of the house are the absolute con stitutional limit for valid legislation, the resolution was carried by more than the constitutional majority. For a de cUiou bearing on this subject. See 20 Kas. 0U2; Second biennial report, attor ney general, 1B7S 80, p. 14. 2d. If legally adopted, when d:d it take, etfitt, - and does it abrogate ull existing licenses for the kale of intoxicating liquors: Answer: The amendment was submitted under Art. 14, Sec. 1 of the cotisitution, nnd one sentanee in that provision, spe cially important, is this: "and if a ma jority of the r-Uetort toting on tuid amtndvtent shall adopt the amendment, the same shall become part or the con stitution." The evidence is clear that a majority or those voting on said amend ment '-advocated" it, and, independent or all defects yet suggested in the ma chinery by which the result has been de clared, it is a valia part of the constitu tion, because it was adopted as required by that instrumeut ; aud this fact could be proven if the state board bad never canvassed the returns. But if I err in this, then the machinery provided in Ch. 39, Dans, Comp. Laws 1874, under tho general title, "Elections," indicates substantially in fact, if not in form, the mode of declaring the intention of the electors who vote either for thing or pertons. Notwithstanding its asserted deficiency, I think tho machinery pro vided in said chapter was intended to cover all elections provided by the con stitution; and because one section in terms requires the state board to declare the names of persons elected, it does not negative the idea that said toard shall alto declare the names of thingi tleeteil aud brought to its notice, by perfor mance of tho implied duty required of all canvassiog ollicers, through all stages from tho polls to tho highest, canvass ing board in the state. Taking as a test the rnle laid down in 24 Ala-, in Collier ti. f'rirrton, in which the supreme court of Alabama held, that ''every re quirment demanded by the instrument (the constitution) must "be observed. and the omission of any one is fatal to the' Amendment," this amend ment has been legally adopted, and, if not in force at the close of the polls by virtue of adoption by the electors, it did take efi'ect when the result was an nounced by the state hoard of canvas- sersJXovcuiber 2, 1M81), nnd it abrogated all existing licenses. 1 lie license does not rise to the dignity of acontract between the licensee unu ttie state. I lie statute authorizing the license "was a public law relating to a public subject, within the domain of the general legislative power of tho state, und involving the public rights and public welfare of the community affected," Xeteton r. Com- mtmoner, to Otto, " I lie ellect ot a license was meiely to permit a person to carry on ibe trade under certain regu tiotiH, Hiul to exempt him from the pen alties provided for unlawful sales. It therefore contained none of the elements r n contract." (5 Gray 71 Mass. 598.) Permission to sell "is a mere Govern mental subject," afTecting nothing but the public interest, aud over it the law making power has absolute control. It the licenses are void, do the penalties imposed bv the dramshop act stand unrepealed? This proposition de serves and has received most serious con sideration. I hold that the penal por tions of the dramshop act are not re pealed bv the nuieudment, not because it is clear to me that they are not repeal cd, but because it is not clear to me that thev are repealed ; and, in answefins thus, I adduce such reasons and authori ty as seem to forbid the idea of repeal: 1. Where there is doubt as to the repeal of a statute, it (the statute) should be sustained. 2. Courts tlo not favor re peals by implication. 3. "The con Hid with the constitution must he "mani fest." (State vs. Ewinr, 24 Kas. second biennial report, attorney general. p. ii.) I he supreme court lias already held, tnr.t "The statute prohibiting the Sale of. jntoxieatiii! liquors without li cense is penal." (Ilaua vt. (Jillett, 14 Kas. 142) Also, that "The sale without a license is a criminal offense and a mis demeanor." (State et. . Volmer, 8 Kas 57.) And that the sale being prohibited bv statute, "no action can he maintained to recover for such liquors sold on credit." (Alexander vs. O'Dou nell. 12 Kas. C08 ) If the penal portions oi me uramsuop aci were in iorcu wucre no license hint been in-anted, why are they not now in force when the right to obtain the license is taken airay, if there is enough leu to sustain the tundaincntal purpose of tho act ? Hie title to ttie uramsuop act is: -An act to restrain dramshops ana taverns. and to regulate the sale ot "intoxicating liquors." 1 be main purpuse was lo prohibit or '-restrain.' Ibe purpose wus to limit and circumscribe the power of all tho tribunals aud certain classes of persons named in the act, aud not to require exercise of power conditionally granted. to person n:is a natural rigni to sell intoxicating liquors, and this act authorized a sale only when the local an thorlties. in their discretion, aud under the prescribed conditions, permitted It. This was the field in which the legisla ture stood when it framed that act. The lecislaluie had power to "regulate" the liquor traffic, even to prohibition. Ulavg s. UilUtt, 14 Aan. 142.) If the postilion issonnd, then theques- lion whether the penal portion stands unrepealed is easily solved. The act has been held to lie constitutional, and ine title clearly embraces but one subject the prohibition oflliesale of intoxicat ing liquors, except as permitted by vir tue ol a license. tau mis exception oe repealed, and enough left to sustain the main Durjxuio of the act, provided 1 am correct as to what was the main purpose? I answer, ice: and in support ot this nosition I cite Santo r. State. 2 Iowa, 1U3. A prohibitory lawnas ucen passeu in Iowa, not objectionable to the constitution, except that Iht quer Hon if prohibiting the tale and WHtnufaeture of intoxicating iiquort tluuld be tultmitted to the elector of the tiate; and if it should appear that a ma jority of the voles cast as aloresaid should De lor me prouioiiory law, men tho act was to tato cllcci juiy o, issoo. The supreme court held "that this was an attempt bv the legislature to shift the responsibility from themselves to the people, and was therefore void," but that the remaining part to tlie act was constitutional. The supreme court of the United States, in Tiernan r. Iiinler, has just decided as follows: A statute of Texas regulating taxa tion enacts: "That there shall be levied on and collected Irons every person, firm or as social ion oi persons pursuing any of the following occupations an annual tax, as follows: "For selling spirituous, nnous, malt and other intoxicating liqnors, in quantities less than one quart, $200; in nuantities of a auart and less than ten gallons, $100; provided, that this section shall not be so construed as .to in clude snv wines or beer manufacture! in this state, or when sold by druggists for medical purposes." "Held, followiug nelto rs. btate.Z rvm. I- J. 11. that the statute ts encou atitutional so far as it makes a discrim ination aeainst wines and beer imported from other states, when sold separately from other liouors. A tax cannot oe ex. acted for the sale of wines and beer of foreign manufacture, if not exacted from their o&le when of home manufacture. In the present case the petitioners de scribe themselves as engaged in the oc cunation of selling spiritous, viuous. malt and other intoxicating liquors, that is, in all the liquors mentioned and oth ..r not mentioned. There is no reason why they sheuld b axerapl from the tax when selling brandies and wliukies and other alcoholic drinks, in the quantities mentioned, occauce they could not be thus taxed if their occupation was lim ited to the sale of wine and beer." (In error to the tuprerne court of Texat, Cen tral law Journal, Vol, II, No. 211. page 42) Here the exception was held to be void and I lie remainder or tho act was sus tained. If every word and line in the dramshop act providing for license was Uricken out, there seems to bo euough left, iu, substance and form, to sustain the origi nal purM)se of. the hcL The aineuded constitution repials the exception to the dramshop art it prohibits the sale; thus the exception which permits the sale falls. In such a conflict, the consti tution prevails over the statute, and the balance of the act. if in harmony with the original pur pose of the net. stands. In support of this position, I cite State t. Young, 17 Kas. 414: "Statutes are not consider ed to be repealed by implication unless the repugnancy between the provisions of the new und the former statute is plain and irreconcilable." The license provisions of the statute are repugnant to the amended constitution, and are re pealed by implication. The provisions which prohibit the sale without license, (now abolished.) are in harmony with and strongly support the purposes of the amendment Very resp'-ctfully, Wolako Davis GENERAL GARFIELD AT HQB- Incident In his ll:y Life-Ilpavjr Daily ALitil ut Airniur lli "Muu on Horseback" Curious Way of Applying for Oltiv. Garfield's Kindnens of Heart and Mental and t'nHiCMl fetuudlujf. I uriciHiudcuco X . V Tribune. Mest ll, O., Dec. 17. "They've got ahead of me," said General Gurlield the other day, as I called his attention to a vsei pilu ot newspapers on one ot his ollice tables. There is a sad waste of la bor, time and pootuir ou the part of thousands oi editors who mail their jour nals to General Gurlield. It is impossi ble for bun to open one-tenth of the number. It was formerly his custom to glance over all the. newspapers which he received, and if articles had been marked by the senders he gave Hum special attention, uneot liis seo letaiies was employed much of the time in clipping articles that were worthy ot preservation und puttiug them in care fully prepared and classiiied scrap-books, tor tuture relerence. liut now, thou sands of newspapers come to him, in cluding nearly all the dailies in the country, and an innumerable multitude ot country weeklies. Hundreds of these contain matted articles, which the able editors have written with great care, and containing valuable suggestions in re gard to cabinet-making, civil service re- torm, the soulhern question, etc., all of which the able editors aforesaid expect the president-elect to read carefully and t ii.-.i; . ! i :i. .... .. inwaruiy uicsi. ins iuauuiiy to open thousands of these marked papers causes a daily loss of suggestion, advice and admonition, the enormous value of which can only be properly estimated by the writers thereof. Mentor has two ixst offices. The one at which General Garlicld receives bis mail is West Mentor, aud L. II. Luse, M. D., the village physician, is the post master. Six mails arrive and depart daily and every one of them brings a large amount of matter for General Gar Held. The post office is half a mile dis tant from General Garfield's residence, aad lie otten goes there ou horseback and carries home a sack of mail on the pommel of his saddle. The General is a good horseman, and his manly form shows to a good advantage in the saddle. 1 have seldom seen a more striking fig ure than this "man ou horseback" pre sents as be gallops down tlie road, erect and gracelul in the taddlc us a trained cavalryman, but dressed like a plain larnier, nuu the broad bnmot hissloucn but Happing in the wind. ilis neigh bors never tne el guzinv at turn as he passes, by in this fashion, and bis unas suming manners help to con dim them in the beliet which they most devoutly cherish, and which they emphatically declare on every proper occasion, that he is the greatest man in the world." The other day General Gartield desir ed to see a griilleman who liws in a remote part of the town, and went to his bouse ou horseback. Hiding up to the gate he hallaed in the familiar manner which is customary among neighbors in this country, and the lady 'of the house came tp the door. The horseman in quired whether her husband was at home, and being told that he was not, requested the lady lo tell him. to call at his (the speaker s) house to see about a certain matter ot business. The lady bad never se m General Garfield, except on public occasions, and iu his farmer's garb she did cot recoguize him. "It you will tell me where you lire." 6he answered, "I will tell my husband tocull at your house." "My name is Garfield," said the Uenerul, modestly. Aud that lady will probably never forget her em barrassment and mortihcalioii at not re cognizing her distinguished townsman belore he made himsell known. General Garlicld is as kind and courte ous to poor r.nd bumble strangers us he is to all his townspeople, borne of the letters which he receives from such peo ple are very amusing, and not a few are pathetic in their appeals for furors. I could till a volume w ith incidents illus trating bis kindness of heart. Recent ly he received a letter from a woman stating that her husband was disabled and Hint her family was destitute. She also staled that her husband was entitled to a pensiou which he had never received rid besought General Uartieid to obtain the peusiou for him. She did not give her husband's name, nor slate on what account he could ask for a pension The General wrotea kind reply, point ing ont these important omissions. but assuming that her husband bad been a soldier, gave her minute instruc tions aft to the manner iu which an ap plication for a pension should be made Another woman, who evidently has con fidence in the letter half of mankind, wrole to Mrs. Gartield to this effect: We are very poor. My husband is com petent to fill the olllce of postmaster in this village, aud it General Gartield will give him the otp.ee 1 wilt give you a switch made of my own hair." A Michigan lady applied for a post office, appaieutly confident that her applica tion will be lavorauly considered, be cause, us she alleged, she attended a teacher's institute twenty years ago at which she heard General Garfield de liver "a lecture on grammar, which was ust splendid '." A lady who appears to icve in the rule, "Hrst come, nrst served," came here from a distant state soon after the Chicago convention and applied for an office. She came again a few davs ago. Oeneral Uartieid listen ed with apparent patience to her story. and then gravely said : "Madame, it is not in my power to do anything for yon, I am out ot olllce myseli. ' Some of the presents which the presi dent-elect receives are as quaint and amusing as some of the applications for office. Recently an honest German, of 1'ennsvlvania, who is engaged in ths matiutacture of rustic chairs, came here. bringing with him a specimen of his nanuiwork tor General Gartield s use. It is a rustic chair made entirely of hickory wtuies, very curiously ana ln- tfcnioustv wronulit tocrelher. In the centre of the back is a representation of a canal boat, made ot the same material as the rest of the chair. In its war it is an elaborate and artistic piece of work. and the maker was very proud of it. When he arrived with this chair at the railwav station be was met by the nbiquitous interviewer, who said: "You want an office, of course?" "Mein Gott, no!" replied the chairmaker. "I shust vant to see Sheneral Garfield t und Md. tertite mein thair A tobacco firm in one of the large cities sent an invoice of smoking tobacco a present, I fear. which is not appreciated, as General Garfield and the gentlemen about him do not indulge in the pleasures of the pipe. A few boxes or cigars might have had a warmer reception. Such incidents are the bubbles on the surface of General Garfield's daily life. but below is a deep, still current of earn est thoughtfulness,careful study of poiiti cal problems, and diligent preparation for the great duties and ... respon sibilities of the near tuture. .Nev er did a man more earnestly and conscientiously desire to serve bis coun try ably and unscllishly; and. although tie is temporarily out oi oruce, at is de voting himself uay ana nignt to study ana labor tor tne puonc gooa. ins cx- tensive correspondence is attended to with scrupulous care, and every visitor is accorded as much time and courtesy as the inexorable demands of business will permit. Fortunately his physical basis is exceptionally sound and sub stantial. ir it were not, his health would be broken under iLe heavy burdens which his hard master, the public, im poses upon him. And these burdens will increase in number and weight as the time for his inauguration draws nearer. THE NEWS. The Cane-Growers' Have a Sugary Convention. The Ponca Indians Oeclare Themselves Satisfied. Frightful Railroad Accident. Washington Notes. ; SfCJLKAGCAN CAN" AL, COilPJLST. Washi.sotos, Dec. 22. Senator Booth introduced in the senate to-day a bill to incorporate the Siariliine Canal compa ny or Nicaragua, which is a copy of a bill introduced in thehouseof represent atives by Morton on the 14lh inst. PONCA IXDIASS. The Ponca chiefs, who sometime ago asked permission to' visit Washington, arrived here yesterday, and this morning Secretary Schurz held a council with them in the presence of Mr. Walter Al len, one of the three Ponca commission, era lately named by the president. Gen. Miles being out of town. The Ponca chiefs declared, unani mously, that they desired to remain in the Indian Territory, nd to make per manent homes there; to sell their Dako ta land, and to acquire a title to their reservation ia the Indian Territory. They said, further, that there had not been any sickness among them for a year. They were emphatic in declar ing that they wanted Mr. Tibbies, and other white men who had been trying to get them back to Dakota, and thus interfering with their workings and be coming prosperous, to let them alone henceforth. They further declared that this was not only their own individual opinion, but the unanimous sentiment ot all their people living in tha Indiaa Territory. The chiefs here represent every band in the Ponca tribe. Drowned at Sea New Yohk, Dec. 23. The steamer Ed iih Goddin, from Montengo, reports that on December 10, the bark FoBta bella. Capt. Nixon, left Falmouth, Ja maics, for Londonv with a cargo of rum, logwood, etc, and cleared tho port reef. Shortly after the wind died away and a strong sea current set her toward the reef, three miles to the leeward, and within a quarter of a mile of which the Fon tabellx let go her anchor. Hearing of the perilous position or the vessel, Captains Hopewell, or the bark Medina; Wooley, of the bark Dundee.and Defries, pilot aud harbor-master, went on board to afford assistance, and three other an chors were let go. At about 7 p. m. the wind set in from the north with a heavy sea, and the vessel dragged her four an chors, and was driven on the reef. Cap tains Nixon, Hopewell and Wooley and Mrs. Nixon and crew were all washed into the raging sea. Mrs. Nixon, hav ing a life preserver, with her, herself son and Mr. Martins, the mate, were saved, but the others named perished. The seamen lost were Canton, Dixon, Aubrey and Murphcy. The bodies were recovered the next day and buried in Falmouth cemetery. Raising Cane St. Locis, Dec. 22. At the cane grow er s convention this morning, j. a. Hodges, of St. Louis, was unanimously re-elected president; Seth H. Kinney was nominated vice president; Ed. S. Jones, of Pulaski, Texas, recording sec retary; N. J. Coleman, corresponding secretary; E. W. Douglass, of St Louis, treasurer, and K. C. Y . Belcher, ecienti fic expert. The Kural World, an agricultural pa per, published In St. lxiuis, was made the official organ of the association. Governor-elect Crittenden on an invi tation addressed the convention briefly, and urged the association to persevere in its great work, and expressing his be lief that in a Tew years the sugar trade of the country would be revolutionized and that wo would ultimately become en tirely independent of foreign sugar mak ing couutries. A Fearful Fall. Chaui.ette, N. C, Dec. 23. A fear ful accident occurred on the Carolina Central railroad, about three miles be yond Lincolnton, this evening. The en tire passenger tram, excepting tne en gine, which passed over safely, went through a trestle at this point which is fifty feet high. Full particulars cannot be learned yet, but it is definitely known that the mail agent, uarid riloom, ana a passen ger, J Vt . Goodson, weredisabled by the accident, ana subsequently burnea up in the flames, which communicated, it is supposed, from coal stoves used on the road, and to the shattered and splintered cars which were piled one upon another in the chasm. Conductor Captain Har ris Johnston escaped with slight inju ries. There were but few persons on the train and it is not known that any one else was killed. Took Safe and All Chester, N. Y.. Dec. 23. A carious robbery was committed last night at the depot or the Erie railway. Burglars de sired to possess themselves ot the con tents of a safe in which station master Vankluok kept the money received for the road, but not being able to open it without blowing out the lock, and there by-calling attention to their operations. hit upon the idea of removing the safe and this they did successfully, although it weigued vou pounds, inus lar no trail has been discovered. The robbery was committed before it began to snow. consequently thev left no tracks about the depot, .air. Vanklunk declines to state how much money there was in the safe, but his anxiety over the affair leads to the beliet there was something in it besides papers. Death ot George Elliott London. Dec. 22. Mrs. Cross, (George Elliott) the distinguished novelist, died at 10 o'clock last night. Her death was quiet and almost painless. Mrs. Cross was seized with a suauen cniii, wuicu attacked her in the larynx, Sunday last. She had shortly before the attack receiv ed several mends, who Had leu ner ap pareutly iu good health. The attack did not, however, give serious thought or alarm until 6 o'clock last evening. Dr. Andrew Clark then discovered that the pericardium was seriously affected, and pronounced the case almost hopeless. She passed away quietly. Oa the 6th of last May the deceased was mar ried as Miss Marion Evans to John Walter Cross, of "Weybridge, Surrey, a merchant in that city A Good Resolution. St. Locis. Dec. 23. The Cane Grow er's Convention this morning, listened to the report from the special committees and it was decided lo let the executive committee name the time for hold ing the next convention. ii.x-Lieut.uov. Coleman, of St. Louis, offered the fol lowing resolution which was adopted: Iletolzed, Uj the Mississippi valley Cane Grower's Association that it will promote the best interests of our great enterprise for each state to establish in connection with the slate agricultural college, a first-class sugar mill, for the purpose or educating experts, ana tor settling all doubtful question by the ac tual experiment. Basted New York. Dec. 23. The Pacific Mutual Marine & Inland Insurance Company have resolved on a vote of the trustees to go into liquidation, ' heavy losses during the past year on the Lakes ad isortn Atlantic, togetner wun .low rates of premium, not warranting con tinuance ot business. The amount of assets are stated at $750,000, and the lia bilities are the same in amount, includ ing f 400,000 of outstanding script. Sparks from St- Louis. St. Louis, Dec Z3. A project is on loot to illuminate Fourth and Firth streets in this city with electric lights. lion. Thomas Allen telegraphs that ne has leased the new hotel, the reconstruct ed Southern, to Breslin & Co., of the Gilsey house. New York. snow commenced falling here about two o'clock this morning, and there is now about foar inches on the ground. Will Resign. London. Dec. 23. The Times hints that the Marquia of BJnon will resign the vice royalty or India, owing to bis inability to eland tne climate, ana recom mends the appointment or his successor. The Times suggests Lord Dufferin. at present Ambassador at St- Petersburg. as Deal niiea tor tne position. A Watery Grave. New Oruans, Dec. 23. The officers or the St am boat Clara report that on Wednesday morning when the boat was about making a landing, foar color ed roustabouts took a position on the swinging stage, which tilted, and the men were thrown into the river and drowned. - ... Telephoned to tha ftnpremc Coart. CoiJ.Tr bus. 0 Dec 23. The attorneys of the Bell telephone company have caused necessary steps to be taken to transfer to the United States supreme court the case involving the placing of teiepnone in an oiace in wnich the I satisfaction In every case or money re American L nioa taltgrapn ompacy do I funded. Price 25 cents per Vox. For Business. t V ' H II II i Ml it J If i I? I ri- El if EMPORIA, KANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER ' Dying by the Thonfand Odessa, Dec. 22. The governor gen eral oT Kharkoff states that during the year 1870, 7.000 inhabitants of that pro v i nee have died of dipt heria, and 5.500 during the first ten months ot 1880. Typhus fever is increasing in south ttns si a. There are 300 cases in the hospital here. . Choked to Death Ottawa. Oat., Dec 23 A dispatch from Planlagenet says David Provost has confessed" to having murdered Pierre Brunei in September last. Provost says Domss Brunelt, son vt Pierre, first broached the matter to him, and stood by while his father was being choked to death. Provst wasarrested. A Eail Cuid. .. Havana, Dec. 22. A dispute occurr ed on the 13th inst.. between the United States consul at St. Thomas, and an American captain. The consul shot at the captain and slightly wounded him. The latter afterwards waylaid the consul in his office and assaulted him with a heavy cane. Funereal. New Yorta, Dec. 23. The funeral of lie. Theodore Irving, D. D., nephew of Washington Irving, took place today. Bishop Potter and many clergymen par ticipated, also many past and present pupils of St. John's school, of which Mr. Irving was principal . . Top-Heavy. Haliafx, N. 8.. Dec. 22. A brick building in Charlottstown. owned and occupied by Wright & McNutt, collaps ed this morning from over weight of the top floor. Patrick Trainer was killed, and James McMillan and McNutt were seriously injured. Every two Weeks CrxciNX.vn. Dec. 22. Miners at New Straitsville, Ohio, have notified the oper ators that hereafter their wages must be paid every two weeks, and have given tho operators till to-morrow to answer whether or not they will accept the pro position. Gathered Home. Cincinnati, Dec. 23. Chas. E. Smith, son of ltichard Smith, of the Cincinnati Gazette, died at noon to-day at bis resi dence in Clifton. He was, before his health became broken, connected with the editoral department or the Gazette. A Blaze. Pbovidknce, It. I., Dec. 23. The Dyer land company's block was damaged by fire to-day to the amount of $30,000 Waits, Smith & Co., manufacturing jewelers, are sufferers to the extent of f 15.000. Without Rebate. New York, Dec. 23. The United States assistant treasurer this morning received instructions by mail from W ash ington to begin on the 28th the payment, without rebate, of the January interest. A Strike. London, Dec. 23. Four thousand collies in Ashton, in the Tyne district, struck to-day for an advance of wages. Gold. New York, Dec. 23. The steamships Bothnia und Frisia, from Europe, brought $550,000 in French coin. THE EXODUS FROM CANADA. Why Many of Its Peoplo are Emigrat ing to the United States. Toronto Globe. It is not an inspirating task to have to record the depopulation or one's country. There is, however, nothing to be gained by concealing from ourselves the extent of the losses now being suffered by the Dominion. Unless we realize the seri ousness of the trouble we shall research in vain for the remedy. It is an abso lute fact that in the year ending June BOth, 1880, 75.43U Canadian settlers en tered the United States at the ports com prised in the district of Huron, ibis does not include travelers, nor per sons crossing the lines on visits nor lumbermen, nor passengers to Manitoba, but is the number of those who are ascertained to be emigrants. Since the 30th of June, 1880, the rate of imigra liou has not slackened, but the reverse. We will not throw the entire blame or this loss of men and wealth upon the government, though the claims made by its members a few months ago fairly en titled us to do so. In great part the movement is nothing but a reflection of the universal march westward a move ment which is going on almost as rap- illy in the European countries, and quite as rapidly in the United States, as in Canada, it would not be pontic to attempt to interfere with the natural westward now ot the people. But there are in this wholesale exodus some fea tures which can only be taken as indi cating a bad state of affairs in the coun try which the people are leaving in such swarms. The existence is proved of a hopeless, dispirited feeling aaong the people, a wish for any change which may chance to better their condition Why is there such a teeling abroad r 1 he flist cause of the despondency which seeks relief in emigration is un doubtedly the reaction which has follow, ed the discovery of the baselessness of the visions of prosperity conjured np by the advocates or the abortive national policy. The new tariff has had a dead ening ellect upon the business of the country. It has retarded prosperity. The promised new factories which were to keep our sons end daughters at home do not exist. The fact of the exodus is sufficient to prore this. It is true that a handful ot unskilled laborers have been set to washing sugar, and a few extra bands are engaged in making cotton. But tor each of these men the country has to pay more than his services are worth. iLvery one ot them represents a dead loss, an unproductive and misap propriated tax. , The more there are of them to support, the less desirable a country will this be for nineteeu-twen- tieths of our ponulution, for whom it is impossible to construct a protective tariff. The national policy has reduced the margin of subsistence for all these nineteeu-twentietbs. Another cause for the exodus is on doubtedly to be found in the reckless disparagement of this country resorted to by certain conservative orators and Mouruals when in opposition. We havs m pickle for certain persons a quantity of newspaper clippings relating to this systematical disparagement of the country, and eome day they will be brought forth, and there will then be sudden 8 ton to the coupling or Mr. Mackenzie's name with Texas, and Mr. Blake's with Kansas. No opposition in any country ever pursued such an un patriotic course as that taken by Cana dian conservatives. The country, which was then the most prosperous of the An-glo-Sixon communities, was represented at home and abroad as financially bank rupt and physically adesert. Iu resources were belittled, its present decried ana its future despaired of. Nothing was too bad for a Tory journalist to say of a country iu wuicu ut? was iu up-phkmmou. Doubtless all this elaborate lying bad its effect. - The tide of immigration was turned away from it and the frantic ef forts since made to regain a snare oi it have resulted principally in giving a , good time to a few British delegates, fromwhose visits we have yet to see the first sign of a remunerative result. The "rule or ruin" policy of the whilom opposition has resulted in their as sumption or both the rule ana tne ruin. The third cause of our loss ot strength is the northwestern land regulations. conceived as they am in the spirit of the most thoroughpaced lorry ism. Many thousands of Canadians are settling in Dakota absolutely because tbey were not allowed to settle ou Canadian soil as tbey desired to do. Hundreds of them went to see for themselves before they decided to change their- alliance. Streams or Canadians might bare been pouring into the northwest during the last 13 months had it not been that they found a barrier erected against them at the frontier. Every man wno had been driven to Dakota by the land regulations will -be, an active immigration agent for his adopted home. Under a wise system most or the exiled Canadi ans might hart; been inviting their old neighbors to settle around ' them on . Canadian soil instead of American. This ' is the worst worst feature of the exodna. Those who are leaving are the very pick of our manhood, the most energetic ot our pio ceer material. A few strokes of a pen and the greatest reproach or the govern ment rc igat be removed. 1 wenty woras would knock down the barrier or the frontier. But the mischief that has been done during this unlucky year will last ror years alter the present govern ment has been pat under tail. Backkti Anka Salve- The best salve in the world for cuts. bruises, sores, ulcers, ealt rheum, fever Ores, letter, ehanrwd lianda. chilhlaina I corns, and all kintU of skin eruptions. a I This salve is guaranteed to give perfect I sale bv B. Wkalaoa & Cm. THE BEST OF ALL. videh is the Kslof all the trees? - A newer me, ckihiivn all, n you pirate! is it the linden, with targets tesy. Oi t!us wiiluw ttc-ro where the catkins ivjy? Is it the o ik. t c king ol the wood. Thst for a lnrc.lrtl yenrs hss stoo..r The Krawtui elm. or the tiely a-h. Or the asneu, whose leaflets shimmer and flash? I- it the lolemo a4 irlonray pine. With it milium ueellc otharp and In.? Ah, no! Tfte tret that i love best. It buds aut li!oeton o;t with the rest, Xo sumu.er hoi on it fruit has soiled. But ice and -now are around it if lerf ; U-:t it will bluoin and hear fruit for me. My winter-bloomer: my Chritaia--tree! Its hlo soma are candles, all thinlug gav, An-i it hears its fiuit ia the que.', est way t All tieii ly riiilHsit to every twig. Ui(T and little ami little anil liijr, l-'olis and irmniKU an.l bulla and bats. Horses and monkeye, and dojrs and eats Drums and whtles and guns and a hips, Urymjr bahius and firing hi(s; Every conceivauie kind of box. With all couneivable kiii'ts of locks; Tigers and elephant swinging in air. Sin -ular fruit lor a I r -e to bear I But so it bliiom and be-j-. iruit for me. My winter-bloomer I mv Christmas tree! Elm and linden may both be fair, liut they have no elephants swinging in air; Abh and tnatde uiay gracefully grow. But they bavd no til'e or whittle to blow; The oak may be king- or the forest wide. Hut ha has no oarceU with ribboni tied. No gims, no rattles, no books, no bub, Ko pig, no lions, no cows, no goats. No dolls no cradlos, no tkau s, no top. Nor oranges, candv, or lollipops; Nothing that's pretty, and nothing that's good. But leaves and acorns, and bark and wood. feo the tree oi all others that's bet to me Is my wintcr-blsoinerl my britn)a-treet 1-aura liicbaids in Youth's Companion HOW CHRISTMAS CAME TO TOHL "Now, Teddie, be a good boy, there's a darling, and, little Clover, don't tease Daisy. Please let mamma go away to church and know that you are all sweet and lovely and clean as new little pen nies to-night." Splash went one little body into tlie bath-tub, and splash went another, and again a third; and then, like so many roses after a shower, out they came drip ping, and laughing and screaming with glee. The little mother was kept busy enough, lor it was Christmas-eve, and the carols and anthems were to be rehearsed for the iast time, and Mrs. Morton's clear soprano voice could not be spared. Indeed, her voice was all that kept Ted die and Clover and Daisy in their neat little box of a bouse, for tlieir father, a brave fireman, had been killed more than two years before at a fearful fire, and since then lb sir mother had striven hard to maintain her little family by sewing and singing, and doing whatever work her slender hands could accom plish which would bring in food and clothing for her children. "Bo dood, Teddie," repeated Daisy after her mother, as she shook out her little wet curls at him, and Clover sol emnly raised his finger at his bigger brother, with the warning: "Remember Santa Claus comes to night." "Yes, and the stockings must be hung up," said Ted, who forthwith proceeded to attend to that important duty. "There! how do they look one brown, that's mine; one blue, that's Clover's ; and one red, that's Daisy's." Tbey were pinned fast to the fender with with many pins and much care. "But, mamma," said Clover, "the stove's in the way. Santa Claus can't get down with that black thing stopping the chimney." "Oh, the fire will go out by and by, and then he may creep through the stove-pipe and out of the door." "He'll be awful dirty, then," said Daisy. "Well, 'he was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot, and his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot,' so that is to be expected. But really, dear children you must jump into your beds, and let me tuck you up ; it is time lor me to go." "Very quickly the rosy little laces were nestling in the pillows, and Mrs. Mor ton, after kissing them, put out the lamp and left them to their slumbers. Hasti ly putting on her cloak and bonnet, she paused at tne door ot ner 6itting room to see if the fire was safe. The room was dark, but the gleaming stove, the chairs and table were all in order, and in one corner, under a covering of pa-pcrm- was- the little tree she had decked in odd moments to delight the eyes of her children. She could not afford wax candles, so the morning was to bring the tree as well as the other gifts. Sure that all was in readiness, she tripped down the stairs, ocked ner door and sped over tne snow to the church, the two tall towers of which stood out against the starry sky. As sue enterea tne cnurcn. ner mina full of her duties and her heart ten der with thoughts of her childen, she thought she saw a dusky little object croucbim; in the angle made by the towers; but she was already late, and had no time to linger. Lp she went to tne choir, which was full of light, but the body of the church was dark. W it cl out any words, she took np her sheet of music ana Degan to sin?, .never naa the carols aud anthems seemed so sweet to her, and her voice rose clear and pure as a bird's. The organ- ist paused to listen, and her com panions turned satisfied glances upon her; but she went on unconsciously, as a bird does until the burden of its theme is finished, and its exultant strains are lost in silence. They went over the whole church service, the glorious Te Ieum, the Benedictut and the anthem for the day, "Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given," ana every delicate chord and fugue had to be repeated until the desired perfection of harmony was attained. It was really a very long and arduous study ; but of all days Christ, mas demands good music, and they were willing to do their besL At last all were satisfied and somewhat tired ; but the or. ganist turned to Mrs. Morton and asked her it she wouia sing one hymn tor him alone, as he especially desired to bear her voice in this one tune. Of course she could not refuse, and to an exquis- etly harmonious air she began. "Calm on the listening ear of night Conie Heaven's melodious strai3. - - Wnere wild Judea stretches far Her silver-mantled plains. "Light on thy hills, Jerusalem ! Tne Savior now is bain I And bright, on Bethlehem's joyous plalnf" Breaks the first Christmas morn ." Only the first and last verses of that exquisite hymn; but like "angels with their sparkling lyres," her voice seemed to have lost its eartbliness, and soared, as if it were winged, np to the very gate ot tieaven. wnen she ceased singing there was a hush upon all.- as if they had been carried near to the celestial portals. One by one they pressed her hand in quiet congratulation, and with a "Mer ry Christmas" bade her good-night. Mrs. Morton was a little excited with her unusual efforts, and while. the old organist was locking np, thongbt she would run down ana warm herselt in the church. As she hastened toward the great beater, she tripped over some thing, which to her great su prise ana alarm, she perceived wnat appeared to be a great bundle was in reality a sleep ing child. Yes, a child, and a little one a boy or not more than seven years, with elf ish brown locks, and eyelashes which swept the olive tint of his cheek. All curled up in a heap, in clothes which man might have worn, so mg ana suape less were they, with one arm under his head for a pillow, and the other tightly grasping a violin. Far bad be wan dered in the cold wintry air, until, at tracted by the light and warmth of the great church, be had stolen in lor snei lei. and then as bis utue ears a rant in the melody of the rehearsing choir, and the warmth comforted him, he fell fast asleep. . He was dreaming now or the warm, sunny land of his birth: olive trees and orchards, purple clusters of vineyards, donkeys laden with oranges, and the blue sky ot Naples shining over the bine bay. Then, in his dream, an angel came floating ont of the pure ether. waiting sweet pennmes on its white wings, and singing oh! what heavenly strains! till his liule soul was filled with joy; tor the angel seemed to be his mother who naa ciea, ana ner xina voiqe again saluted him, and be answer ed softly, "Madre mis !" "Poor child!" said Airs. Morton, soft ly, "it seems a pity to awaken him, but we mnst do it; be cannot slay nere an night- The old organist touched him but his sleep was too sound tor a toucu to arouse him. and Mrs. Morton had to again and again hit bis bead and stroke 1119 llluc uivkb uuiu, ucsuru- hiui amazed and widely fearful looks, he an: swered them. "Who are von. child, and what are you doing here?" asked the organist. "I'm Toni. Toni." was the answer, and be began to cry. "Ob, please let me ro- the Padrone will kill me." . "Why will be kill you, and why are vanhCKP' "He will kill me because I have no money. I have lost, also, my way." "Have yoa no borne, no mother?" asked Mrs. Morton, gently. .'..- "No. si mora. no. madam e. no mother. We all live. Baotiste and Yincenso and I, with ths Pdrn. Ws play ths harp 31, 1880. and the violin; but I was tired and conld not keep with the others, and tbey tcolded me, oh. so sharply t and I was weary and cold, and crept in here where the angels sing, and it was so beautiful I could not go away." The organist muttered, "Police," at which the child again sobbed violently. "Yes, to the station house, of course, he mnst go." But Mrs. Morton remembered the three faces asleep on their pillows at home, and as she looked at this tear, stained, dirty little gypsy, she said to the organist, "I will take care of him to night." So, under the stars, the Christ mas stars, gleamiug so brightly, she led the little wanderer borne. All was still and safe in the little house. "Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." The fire still gleamed in the kitchen and the sitting room, and it was the work of only a few moments to divest the little musi cian of his uncouth garments, to Don him into the tub of hot suds, to scrub him well until his lean liule body shone 1 like bronze, to slip him iulo a night gown, to give him a slice of bread and butter, and then to tuck him ur on the cozy lounge. I be children slept like tops, and the tired little mother was glad to say her prayers, and lie down beside them! The stars were still shining when she a.voke; for Christmas day would be a busy one, and there were uo moments to lose. . Alaeady the milkman was at the door, and the hand of the kitchen clock pointed to 8. "Hark ! what was that A long, low, sweet sound, like a voice calling her. She listened, and again it came. "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men," so it seemed to breathe. Then it rose in a gay carol, a sweet gushing thanksgiving, and the children came tumbling down in their night-gowns; they rushed to the door of the sitting. room, anu mere oesiae ins improvised bed stood the young musician, playing on hia violin as if the world were his audience. His brown eyes flashed now with light, and then grew dark and ten- der, as he drew the sweet sounds out. The children gazed in wonderment: where had this child come from ? had he dropped from the stars? had an angel come among them f He played on, and on, until from sheer fatigue, be put bis nstrumcnt down.. Then Teddie and Clover and Daisy came about him : they touched his hands, his curly locks, his violin, to see if all were real. Then they whirled round the room in a mad dance of delight, for the mother had un covered the tree, and it was really Christ mas morning. Ah, what a happy day for poor little Toni ! How nice he looked in Teddie's clothes ! how gentle he ras with Daisy ! now he irolicked with Clover and when Mrs. Morton came from church, how softly be played all his pretty melodies for her! It was a day of feast and gladness; and when, to her surprise and pleasure, a committee of church peo ple waited upon Mrs. Morton to give her a purse through the meshes of which glittered gold pieces she said then and there that Toni should never go to the harsh and cruel Padrone again. Perhaps some time as you listen to a sweet voice singing to the accompani ment ot a violin you may think ot Mrs. Morton and Toni, and be glad that the world bestows its applause and its gifts upon them, and that the vision of his mother and love that came to Toni on that Christmas eve has been made to him a reality. Harper's Young People. STRANGE DREAMS. And Their Still Stranrer Fulfillment Bichard Procter, in ilelgravia. Dickens once had a dream which was fulfilled at least to his own satisfaction. Here," he wrote on May 30, 1S53. "is a curious case at first hand. On Thurs day night last week, being at the office here," in lxmaon he wrote on JJlay so, 1863, "I dreamed that 1 saw a lady in a red shawl with her back towards me, whom I supposed to be E. On her turning round I found that I didn't know her, and she said, '1 am Miss Na pier.' All the time I was dressing next morning I thought: . 'What a preposter. ous thing to have so very distinct a ream about nothing I And why Miss Napier? for I never heard of any Miss Nnpier.' That same Friday night I read. After the reading came into my retiring room Mary Boyle and her broth er, and the lady in the red shawl, whom they present as 'Miss Napier.' These are all tha circumstances exactly told." This was probably a case ot uncon scious celebration. Dickens had no doubt really seen the lady, and been told that she was Miss Napier, when his at tention was occupied with other matters. There would be nothing unusual in his dreaming about a person whom he had thus seen without noticing. Of course it was an odd coincidence that the ladv of whom he had thus dreamed should be introduced to him soon after possibly the very day after. But such coinci dences are not frequent. To suppose that Dickens had been specially warned in a dream anout so unimportant a mat ter as his introduction to Miss Napier would be absurd; for, fulfilled or unful filled, the dream was. as Dickens him self described it, a veiy distinct dream about nuinmg. Far different in this respect was the strange dream which President Lincoln bad the night before he was shot. If the story was truly told by Mr. Stanton to Dickens, the case is one of the most curious on record. Dickens told it thus in a letter to John Forster : "On the afternoon of the day on which the president was shot, there was a cab inet council, at which he presided. Mr. Stanton, being at the time commander-in-chief of the northern troops thst were concentrated about here, arrived rather late. - Indeed, they were waiting for him and on his entering the room the. presi dent broke off in something he was say ing, and remaraed : Let us proceed to business, gentle men. " - Mr. Stanton then noticed with surprise thai the president sat with an air of dig nity in his chair, instead of lolling about in tne most ungainly attitudes, as his in varible custom was; and that instead of telling irrelevant and questionable sto ries, he was grave and calm, and quite a different man. Mr. Stanton, on leaving the council with the attorney general. said to him: "That is the most extraordinary cabi net meeting I have attended for many a long day. What . an extraordinary change in Mr. Lincoln. lne attorney-general replied : 'We all saw it before yon came in While we were waiting for you, he said, witn his chin down on on his breast. Gentlemen, something very extraor- ordinary is going to happen, and that very soon. To which the attorney-gen eral bad orbserved : 'Something good. sir. I hope V 'I dont know,' the president answered gravely, '1 don't know. Hut it will hap. ren. and shortly, too.' . As they were all impressed by bis manner the attorney-general took him ud again. Have you received any iniormaiion, sir. not vet disclosed to usr 'Ko,' answered rthe president, Dut 1 have bad a dream. And I have now had the same dream three times. Once on the night creceeding the battle of Ball Run. Once on the night proceeding such another.' (naming a battle also not favorable to the north.) His chin sank on his breast again, and he eat reflect ing. Might one ask the nature ot this dream, sir. said the attorney-general. Well.' replied the president, without lifting his bead or changing bis attitude. 1 am a great, broad, roiling river and l am in a boat and I drift! and I drift! but this is not -business' suddenly raising his face and looking round the table as Mr. Stanton entered 'let us pro- ceed to business, gentlemen . Mr. Stanton : and the attorney-general said, as they walked on together, it would be curious to notice whether any thing ensued on this, and tbey agreed to notice, lie was snot mat nignt ' Here the dream ttselt was not reruarn able. It was such a one as might readily be dreamed by a man from the western states who had been on broad, rolling rivers. Nor wsa its ..recurrence re markable. The noteworthy, point was the recurrence or this dream three ser eral times, and (as may be presumed from the enect which me a ream pro duced on its third recurrence) those three times only, on the night preceed- inga great misfortune for the cause of the norm. However, mere is nomine in the story which cannot be attributed to merely casual coincidence, though the coincidence was sufficiently curious. As three years had elapsed from the time of Lincoln's death when Stanton told Dickens the story, it is possible that the account may have been incorrect in some details. ' ' Why don't you try Carter's Little Liv er Pillsf Tbey are a positive cure for sick faeadachs and ail tne ills produced by disordered liver. Only ons pill a dose. &ld by North A Kyder. 7 ' DRY fcOODS. The above in a good picture of the National Capitol, but It lias nothing to do with the fact that there is a New Dry Goods Store in Emporia, next door sooth of Fox's book store, where eyerythinj In the line ot DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, BOOTS and SHOES k fUl.."" i? r n0"? ' ?"" w"' '7.e y0". nw "" ron can fret In the State of Kansas, w e respectfully invite you to call early and often, aad let us show vou oar (rood and iret arqaamted with yoa. Stora in the room formnrlv- rAn;.,i k. ih. ir u...... . grocery ttorc. ' CLOTHING. a. P. JONES & Co. it: m w 1 - I-,:.. -- MERCHANT TAILORS, lothing, Gent's Furnishing Goods, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes, Trunks and Valises, &c. LARGEST STOCK IN ABOVE LINES IN THE CITYI Corner nf Commercial St. ami NEW FIRM and LEWIS at the old stand of I. E. Perlev. 151 CoinmeriMrtl Ktrppf. have just received from and stylish CLOTHING, FURNISHING GOODS, HATS & CAPS, Boots & Shoes, Trunks, Satchels, Umbrellas, Shawl-Straps, &c Also a very elegant line of Imported and American Worsteds, Cheviots, Trecots, Crepes, Cassimeres, Ac, for fine tailoring. FALL AND WINTER GOODS NOW IN LEWIS BROS., . Next door north of post office. HARDWARE. LEWIS 33ealer lxx EXAEDWARE, TSTTAILS, J i. CUTLERY, JUH Full Line of MUZZLE Shot-Guns WEIR and MOLINE WEBBER and Agricultural The celebrate IIAISII Steel Wire, Stover and Perkins Wind mills, fall tin of llazara Gunpowder at Kansas City Prices, Cc, c., &c. Sixth Avenue Hardware Store. SMITH HARD WARE, AGRICULTURAL TOOLS. AGENTS FOR McCORMICK REAPERS, MOWERS and SELF-BINDING HARVESTERS, IIAPG00D SULKY PLOWS, IX L GRAIN - DRILLS and the KANSAS WAGONS. LUMBER. Latt. StiDfe MoiiIainK LUMBER. SasH. Dean. BLIHDS, PS. Pi St. to EMPORIA, - HAIR, PLASTER, EMPORIA LUMBER YARD! C. W. Lath, Shingles, Sash, - ings, H A.i.X,ECJi'SJ ;E.- C. MacLennan & Co; at NE WS JOB OFFICE - Art? prepared to do all kind of Job prinHa at ' .-..raaaoaable rates. - - VOL.. 23 NO. 53. K - -ii Fifth Ave. Emporia. Kansas. NEW GOODS BROS., Chicago a very large stock of LTJTZ, TEBL, ETC. IRON, AND BREECH-LOADING and Rifles, Plow Co., SHUTLER Wagons! Implements, & HAIL, Si ' ii tr, S DEALERS IS . . IMPLEMENTS & FARMING SMITH & iwwieii to S. t. HAIL,, Smith Co. and A.T. 4 - KANSAS. LIME. COUNT. REICH, svler Ii Doors, Blinds, Mould- &c., &c.; OLD STAND. - tbe ' PUBLISHED KVERT FRIDAY AT EMPORIA, LYON COUNTY, KANSAS, BT THE NEWS COMPANY. Jacob stotlkb. aikx. iu-tts Fbaxk P. McLenm, Terms $10 per Yoar, In Advance. All time notpai-1 for in advasce U atti rate of 3 per y er. Attorneys at Law. J. W. FEItJIIAX, ATTORNEY AT LAW" OfBoe in Emporia Natioual Bank builUmg.- C. K.ITUI1. T. . 8EUOWICI 8TERRY k SEIHiAVH'K, ATTORNEYS AT l.AW, Kmfwrla. rHhm.L Will praulice in the ul courts ol Ljon, Osage, Utwnvonl, Code), l l'. Hriy, Harm. airtrrit euuni itf . Kana, ; in Ike kui'lf we co-irl of tlie tuiir, ami in tbe feilrrai court for tbe district ol Eat sas V. V. FAYNK. A-ITO&NKl anl Ju.tice of tlie Peace. Office: Emporia Katioiial liuuk UuiKii'g ' SCOTT A LYXX. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Will practice ir all tbe State and r ciei al l oum. O. B B A CHELLKft. . . B. X . BaCBKLLXR BAC1IELLVJI i BACHKIXEK, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Over First Na tional Bank, Emporia. Kas. ED. S. WATERBI KY. LAW OF KICK. Front rooms iip-tair Bancroft block, Emporia, Kansas. B. . cuNNiKnaax . w . r. 'ctt CUXX1XUHAM A MeCAKTY, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Emporia. Kaoii Will practice ia all the State act? Federal Court. Ollice in NETS block. Physicians. g. w.'fkost. sr. i.: PHYSICIAN' AXD Sl'RGEOX. ' OOico with Or. UcCaadlist.ovcr eisler 1I1 un store. Resilience at southeart eoi tier 01' Sev enth avenue aad State street. O. A. BIDPLE, 11. I. ' Olllce over Oak Hail Clotnin $tre. DR. VT. W. UIBBEX, OFFICE Over Duulap ft Co'a. Bank JOIIX A. MOOKK, hit Drug Store, No. ISO Commercial St. L. D. JACOBS, . V OFFICE in North & Ryder's drug stort . J H. ITIXHITE, D. V. 8., Graduated American Vetcrinarj ColU-pr 1 Veterinary Surgeon. Office is at Joseph Peak's barn, on Consti tution street AH diseases of-animals Micces. fully treated. J. 11. WILH1TK. Dentists. J. A. YOUNG, Hi i? I Emporia, Kas. Rooks ovkb First National, Iank TH0S. F. DAVENPORT, DENTIST, Cor. Slilh Avenue nnd Commercial SI cr staim. Empohia, Kansas. Foundries and Factories. I7IHPORIA Foundry and Machine Shops. JOSEPH C. JONES, Prop. . Manufacturer or Iron Fronts, Land Uollers, Iron Flower stands. Fancy Brackets. Aqua riums, and every description of Iron and Brass Casting. Machinery and Boiler rc pairing a specialty. Correspondence solic- gTEAM POWER WOOD WORKING FACTORY Plans and specifications tor all kinds of buildings furnished. 1 snip in uiy lumber, and can give low figures on all contracts. Factory and shop on Commercial street. Just north 01 Seventh Avenue, Km porta. Give me a call. E. F. bl'KACiCK. Emoria Carriage Factory T. L. RYAN, , Manufactures of all Linda of CARRIAGES, spring wagons, platform work, etc., etc; kkpa1rixu dusk os shout kotick! Sixth avenuu eastof Commercial St. Butchers. TYEO A HERMAN, Dealers in Meats of all Kinds! Tbe Best and Cheapest Meat Market In Emporia, Have now on hand and fnrsalrclieapa large amount of Pork, Ham, Shoulder and Bacon, thoroughly salted, cured and smoked, and equal to the very best that cuu be found anv whero. Tbey have also a large quantity 01 lard, by the barrel or pound. Call and see it. All orders receive prompt attention, and dealers are particularly requested to site us a call. The best of Beef. Mutton and Veal, aa usual, kent at our market Kivth -,....- Just west f the Eskridg-e block. Emporia. Kansas. ATYEO & HERMAN. Miscellaneous. UOBEUT MIM.IKEX. CIVIL ENGINEER AND fit7RVKVrnt Office In rear 01 Emporia National Bank. c. P. THEIS. Boot and Shoe 3iaker. All kinds of Foot Wear made to order Iu the best style. Repairing promptly attended to. Shop on west side or Commercial Ht-. a few doors south ot 6tb avenue. EMPORIA, KANSAS jpUIL. J. HE1LMAN, BtAxuracTrBBB "or SADDLES AND HARNESS I A Good Stock always on hand at Lowest y o 'rices. r Repairing Done Neatly and Cheap. Hedge Laying; & Hedge Trirnrning. I own tbe county rights of the Patent Hedge Layer and the Champion Hedge Trimmer, and am prepared to lay down or trim hedge better and clieaner than cay other party can do. Call on or addrcs. 1. J. t. W.BEf.L, Emporia, Kansas. ggB?g??5 1 Banks. THE EMPOIITA NATIONAL BANK. Capital, Surplus, - $100,6oo. 35,000. Ihtebest Paid o Tim Deposit. Drafts drawn on Eastern cities and all'liolnt InEuiope - Special Attention given to Coll it-t ions. Gold Coin and Sterling F.aehangr bmight Current Bates . -- -- ' t p Advances made on Shipments r lirnio an.. atocs, anu uinmcrrisi rsoor ' Olseonnteit. ; -,; The highest price" paid lorftGel,Tow)ti;r' anu oiimy JMMfU r , r. B PLUMB, Ircl3ei.l. V. IKJOli, Vice 1'rcthlert. L.T. UEllITAUE, Cashier DlBBCTOBB P. H.Plnmb. W.T. ilodan II' Heritare. Lewis Lntz.C lion,). Panic lilili i A.G. Krtaiston. M. W. Phillips, A. Voi-c,. O. V BOS, PrmMtHt. Wm. MAKTXfALr. Vtri Pm't. S. 11. HOLl'KKMAS,- Cm.Ulr- First National DANK 1 OF EMPORIA, KANSAS. Capital Stoct Paid ia, SIGO.COO. srspxrs mini, $smoo.oo. Does a General Banking Business, Sarraigs " Bank.: , TBASSACTB A ESEBAL... BANKING - BUSINESS. Merest AEaweS on jfeoslts. , - ; J. JAT BPCK, Prealdcrt - : B. PCSLAf, Cashier. . 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