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EMPORIA, Fill DAY, JAN. 21, 1B81
Uurliugton Hawktye: V1h-:i ilv 11 ulilican jaity was four yvurs old U m veccinatcJ a!iln.t d.-fcat, aud '.I took splendidly. It litis been iuliuiHlrd liiat MtMU Iluuiilton Si Curl iuMiKli.ror t!a- Daily I'atitagr.nil), hi Tojukn, ill And their field of use-fa 1 Lias ut the slate ciiUl very materially rirctnuncritx-J by the ac tiou of thii lvginlature iu ciecttDg T. Dwight Thachcr ute printer. Win;a a new nieinln-r ir the legUla ture gets up to make his maiden speech, he is extremely prone to cstitnaU: the number of eyes which ar bent upon hint, at 100,30.,732, prwisely louble the number ot people in the United Slates, according to the latest leport of the cen sus bureau. A bill has bein Introdmed in the Kansas senate'providing for a slate in. slitution for idiots. Thin will cause a thrill of joy to animate the Logouts of the financial and utiulal bankrupts at Caldwell, who have groan weary of awaiting order front Dave Payne, to march on to Oklahoma. Boston Transcript: When all is said, however, the three per cent, loan would be an experiment, iiud a such, it is uu advlsahle for the government to risk it, especially as everybody arrets that the government can obtain, almost without aa effort, six hundred million dollars at an additional half per cent, interest. The proposition to pay a retiring pen sion to ex-presldcnts of the United States, which has been floating about iu the newspapers for some months past, has been put in tangible shape by Senator Hoar, who has introduced a bill for the purpose. The friends of the measure could not desire a better sponsor lor it. Messrs. Weaver, De LaMatyr and six other prominent Cninbacktrs in the house of representatives, sent a congrat ulatory message to Governor I'laisted, of Maine, ou lust Saturday. The fact that General Half-cock does not Join iu the greeting would seem to indicate that the Gecnback victory in the Pine Tree state has lost all of the glory which attached to it in September. There seems to be a growing senti ment among all clusxt'S of citizens that Kansas has too many dogs and not enough sheep. Mcmnriuls prepared by prominent wool growers, calllnz atten tion to this fact, will be presented to the legislature during the present session, and the indications point unmistakably to a very early impetus among the bo logna mills throughout the s'.ale. Mr. George Martin, the retiring slate printer, who has filled the office with such signal ability for ei.'Ut years, steps down and out with the kindest wishes of his party for his manly action in with drawing from the contest in the interest of harmony in the caucus, haying therc ' by established a claim upon the regard of his friends as well as his opposcri which may stand him in excellent stead in the future. New York Tribune: There are dread ful intimations by disuppoluted Demo crats in Washington, that a large per. rentage of the funds i-oulribitteiilor the election of Hancock never got further than Barnum's headquarters. They talk about demanding a bill of items of re ceipts and expenditures. If this sort of calumny goes much further B irnuiu is likely to become thoroughly disgusted with politics. "" brother Baker Is probably jul no-bao-py over the settlement of the stale prin ter question aa he might have been had it fallen to his pleasant lot to step into Martin's shoes, but he is quit? ns con tent as could be cxjccled, aud regards Thachcr's success with a degree of satis faction that is many removes, to say the leaxt, from inconsolable anguish. Ba ker'a platform was anything to beat Martin, and uext to the fat emoluments of the office ou which he hud fixed his amorous gaze, nothing couUt be so utter ly satisfactory at the defeat of the pres ent iurumbenL The lower branch of the Kansas legis lature met for the first time Monday in the new hall of representatives, which, though lacking much of being finished, is quite comfortable, and will prove equal to the demand of the present session. The absence of the material, ized nightmares, which, in the form of portraits of defunct statesmen, defaced the old walls, will have a tendeuey to promote the standard of lucidity among the members, and all future evidences of mental irregularity will 'be traced to their legitimate source, the amendment to the contrary notwithstanding. The timely tlectiou of Mr. Oliver, as United States senator from Pcnusji vanla, has inspired the hope that the in dustrlal and commercial interests of the state will now resume their wont ed activity, in view of the probable return, to the ordinary avocations of life, of the very large pro portion of the male adults of the state who had become candidates for that of fice. It will be Tcnicinbered that the number of aspirants to the position was atone time so great, that for a few days the necessity of importing citizens of other stales to carry on the pursuits of trade was regarded imminent. The Atlanta Constitution says that the defeat of the Democracy in the late pres idential canvass was the result of Demo cratic follies and not of Republican strength. In this the Brooklyn Eagle, also Democratic, heartily concurs, and adds that "the party will be more power ful, belter organized for battle, and have fairer prospect of success after the fool-killerhss passed through its ranks." The Republicans would hail the adop tion of the Eagle's suggestion with un feigned delight. Nothing, they are assured would, at once so sensibly pro mote tlio standard of popular intelli gence and at the same time so effectually wipe out the troublesome majorities iu Democratic strongholds. There seems to be a growing impres sion in the public mind that it Presi dent Hayes fails to recall Minister Christiancy from Peru, he will forgo an opportunity of vindicating his civil ser vice policy which is certaiuly not liable to occur again during the brief residue of his official term. There is among the American people a strong siu.se of justice, which resents the heaping of shameful indignity upon a helpless woman, how ever frail she may be, while immunity is extended to her accuser, who, if any cre dence may be given to prevailing ru mors, has been equally unfaithful to his marital vows. There are still some men of unsullied reputation in Ohio who would suffer exile for the honor of the Republic. Let Christiancy come home and face the music with his unfortunate wife. The settlement of the state priuter question, in the Republican caucus at Topeka Mouday. by the nomination of Hon. T. Dwight Thatcher, of the Law rence Journal, is not only a source of sincere gratification to his professional cotemporaries, bnt will meet with the hearty approval of Republicans every, where throughout the state. There are few men in our young commonwealth who has labored so unselfishly for her interests as Dwight Thacher, or whose services to his party have been of i more eminent character, and the action of the caucus will be generally recog nized as only a fitting recognition of the claims of one of the most distinguished and deserving' sons of the state whose grand history he has exercised such potent hand in forming. STANDING COMMITTEES. The standing committees in the upper aad lower branches of the Kansas legis lature for 1831 were announced Mon day as follows: SENATE. Judiciary Thacher, chairman ; SIuss, Blue, Broderlck, Ulaase, Hector, Hack ney. Patchen, Everest. Ways and Means Benedict, chair man; Breyfogle, Melsker, Hutchinson, Kurria. Crane. Greene. Elections Briggs, chairman; Jones. Clark. Lodit. Kiddie. Federal lielations Broderick, chair man ; Blue, bluss, Williams, Aller. Railroads Williams, chairman Hackney, Aller, Jones, Buchan, Long, Funston, Brlggs, btrang. Finance and Taxation Coll ins, chair man: ClaTk. Long, Kiddle, Aller. Slate A It airs Hackney, chairman; Bolinir. Pulchen. Blue, llonz. Appropriations Burr is. chairman ; Rector, Hogg, Brcylogle, Everest. Corporations Ware, chairman, liams. Riddle. McLoulb. Crane. Wil- Counties and county line Glaee, chairman ; Burris, Strang, Case, Boling. Mines and mining Finch, chairman; Hogg, Collins, Boling, Ulasse. Immigration Anderson, chairman Patchen. Wilkie. Cojrswell, McLouth. Printing Kiddle, chairman; Case. Crane. Alien. OkswcII. 1 toads and bridges Bradbury, chair man ; Kelley, Hogg, Anderson, Funston. Insurance Blue, chairman; Buchan, Finch. Bolinir. McLouth. Agriculture Kelley, chairman ; Brad burv. Jones, Anderson. Wilkie. Banks ana oanking ironc. cuair- man : Brown. Case, Wilkie, Kelley. Manufactures Boling. chairman; Metsker. Ware. Bradbury. Brlees, Enrolled bills Clark, chairman; Clause. Kiddie. Rector. Patchin Unfinished business Brown, chair man: McLouth, Hogg, Long. Wilkie, Engrossed Bills Greece, chairman; F .! t Jones. Rrown. Brevforle. AccounU Cogswell, chairman; Crane. Benedict. Williams. Brown Education Funston, chairman; Ben son. Burris. SIuss. Thacher. Public Lands Rector, chairman; Benedict, SIuss. Hutchinson. Patchin. Public Building Metsker, chairman; Greene. Benedict, fatcbtn, Uriegs. Military Affairs Wilkie, chairman; Ware. Patchin. Benxon. loch. Claims Hutchinson, chairman; Loiil' Bolinir. Briires. Bradbury State Library Breyfogle, chairman; SIuss. Burris. Glasse. Benson Retrenchment McLouth, chairman; Strang, Cogswell. Blue, Buchan. Internal ImDrovements Hogg, chair man; Timelier, Hutchinson, Buchan, Brodenick. Fees and Salaries Jones, chairman ; Collins. Rector. Case. Oreene. Public Institutions SIuss, chairman; Finch. Collins. Strang. Clark. Militia Patchin, chairman; Wilkie, Finch, ware. Benson. Cities of the Second Class Aller, chairman; Burris, Metsker, Breyfogle, Hanson. Cogswell. Qlasse Texas Catlle Long, chairman ; Cogs well. Iiacknev. Uiark. Kelly Revision of Laws Case, chairman; Kiddle. Clark. Anderson. Funston Tern oerance Benson, chairman; Bo derick. Brevloele. Thatcher, Strang. Cities of the First Class-Everest, chair man; Allen, Metsker, Ware, Hackney. Thatcher. Slugs. Legislative Appointment Strang chairman : Anderson. Clark, Finch. Bol In. Bradburv. Wilkie. Brown. Greene. Congressional Appointment Buchan. chairman; Funson, Hackney, Case, Ware. Huchlnson. Crane. Kelley, Col lins. HOUSE. Judiciary James D. Snoddy, chair man ; W. E. Stanley. J. W. Atly, Ueo. It Orner, David Heron, Geo. W. Glick, A. B. Lemmon. J. S. Waters. George A. i i w-en Wavs and Means Jas. F. Legate, chairman; A. B. Lemmon, Ed. Russell, John Seatun. Henderson Rice, Geo. W. Sutton. W. H. Wilson. Joel Moody. Municipal indebtedness D. W. Hous ton. chairman : Geo. T. Walklns, J. II. Norris. J. L. Walton, Wm. T. Marvin, J V. Dunwoodv. J. B. Hutchinson. Assessment and taxation Geo. D. Or- ner. chairman: T. J. Anderson. Jolin-fll Puderbuugh, B- L- Stein, N. F. Leslie, II I). Hill. W. B. Bass. Retrenchment and reform N Green, chairman : Alex Moore. J M Cannon, II F Cory, W S Crump, oeo W Kelley, C It Webbert. State affairs Wm Nicholson, chair man; O S Munscll, C R Mitchell, W A Hogan. A W Jones, o A Sears, James Miles. Kail roads Dexter E Clapp. chair man i.J S. Waters. George D Orner, E S W Drought, John Seaton, C N Points, Jamii 1) Snoddv. P Geraushty. F Dotnemyre, Nels Peterson, oeo A Green, 11 J McMaster, Joseph Cool, 8 W Hazen, C II lnglvneld. J M Cannon. U Mun sell. Banks and Banking Ira S Fleck. chairman ; C II Lcbold, a W Glick, Rez in Addy, J W Cox, Henry Carpeuter, Horatio Uates. Federal Relations II D Hill, chair. man II F Bobbins. II K Hubbard. J II Norris. Kezin Addv. A. W. Joues, Jo seph C Touslev. Finances O M Osbon, chairman, John II Lawson, Thos J Barker, V L Browning, A B Montgomery, John Ben nvworth. N F Benson. Private Corporations Joseph Cool, chairman; J S Doolittle, A W Cracraft, W B Cochran (oi Crawford), J B Swart, j M Vannordstrand. G A sears. Municipal Corporations John Sea- ton, chairman : oeo W Sutton. Oscar II berlein. T J Anderson. Ed Russell. J W Games. Jas D Snoddv. Internal Improvements OS Munsell, chairman ; l B Hogg, Martin Allen, A W Crasraft, W L Morgan, oeo Taylor, O II Beeson. Charitable Institutions J G Eckles, B L Stein, S C Millington, W B Bass, J B Hutchinson. Horatio, Gates, J W Games. Educational Institutions Joel Moody, O D Munsell, II F Cory, J G Schnebly. George E Taylor, a w Anderson, ju. KnaDoenberger. Public .Lauds A o LemDiun, jamcs Miles, James F. Legate, John HaTgrave, Alexander JNewuv. J A Kossman, J w Brewster. Public Buildings C H Lcbold, chair man : W t Osborn. a w Anderson, Al bert Graves, a V Hagaman, John Scott, Thos. J Barker Elections J B Clogs tou. chairman; John Hall, A C Pierce, Joel Moody, D II Heizer. F M thifflemyre, Albert Graves. Militia ES W Drought, chairman F Charlesworth, C P Crough, W F Mar vin, Henry Post, l no, uocnrau, (uour- bou). W S Crump. Education J H Lawuead, cuairman; W P Peak, N F Leslie, J B Clogstou, David Heron. J Z Sexton, Robert Uteele. Roads and Highways R B Stevenson, chairman; Oscar Strait, J II Foucht, A B Montgomery, W F Osborn, V 11 Leigh, Henry Post. Printing J. ta. ltasian, cuairman; Oscar Haberlein, Jas. F. Keeney, Thos. Cochran, of Crawford county; M. C. Davis, O. M. Osborn, Si. '. Benson. Fees and Salaries J. t. Keeney, chairman; Nels Peterson, .Joseph Davis, M. C. Harris, II. F. Roberts, John Uivel- bess, H.J. McMaster. County Lines and County Scats W. P. Peak, chairman ; J. C. Touslev, R. B. Stevenson, A. B. Mayhew, D. S. Brown ing, J. S. Waters. Alex New by, Ed Sny der, J. 8. McCrumb. Agriculture W.H. Wilson.chairman; John Benny worth, Wiley Bolinger, D. it. stone, james a. uossinan, jonn Giesy, J. B. Swart .Manufactures J. w. lirewster, cnair- mau; u A Steele, ueo w Kelley, a i Babcock, Martin Allen, Thomas Coch ran Bourbon ; John Giesy. renueniiary a. j t ierce, cuairman; Ira S Fleck, P Geraughty, W W Waring, K r Blain, W A Hogan, V 11 Kirkpat- rick. Claims and Accounts C N Points, chairman, Henry Carpenter, J G Schene- bley, C P Crouch, W 11 Leulh, John M l'udcroaugn. Alex moo re. Engrossed Dills r cnariesworm, tu; W E Stanley, J M Vannordstrand. R M Wright, Oscar Haberlein, J W oames. J F Leslie. Enrolled bills C R Mitchell, chair. man; Frank. Cloves, Henderson Kice, John Divelbess, C U Iogleneld, J W Cox, N Green. State library S W Hazen. chairman; o T Watkins. J 8 Walton. D W Hons- ton. J II Lawhead, F C Dodd, oeo B Hagaman. Immigration A B Mayhew, chair man : Frank E Cloyes. J S Doolittle, N Peterson, A W oowan, John Har grave, hi V Harris. Insurance Ed Russell, chairman; S a Babcock, Joseph Davis, Jas F Legate, w Li Morgan. Ed snvder. J f tiooa. Congressional apportionment W E Stanley, chairman ; Joel Moody, Dexter E Clapp, D N Heiser. D B Stene, F Charlesworth, E S W Drought, Ed Sny der. II R Hubbard. State Appointments J W Ady; chairman: J r uunwoody. Wiley Bol ing, J II Foucht, J M Vannorstrand, M C Pratt, It P Blain, Austin Brown, A B Mayhew. Judicial Appointment D N Heizer, chairman; joeepn rotter, w w war- ing G W Francis, John Hall, C II Kirkpatrick. Oscar btraiL Mines and Mining L J McCrumb, chairman : Austin Brown. J E Rartall. Wm Nicholaon, C R Webbert, 8 C Mill ington. J B Qoag. Inter-State Commerce R M Wright, cuairman; J z sexton, u nr j rancis, u. II Kirkpatrick, John II Lawson. J P Rood. A W Gowan.- Temperance T J Calvin, chairman; T F C Dodd, J W Ady, O H Beeson, A U Fierce, John be bolt, J u Eckles. THE ADY TEMPERANCE BILL. Mr. Ady, of Harvey county, Is the first Kansas legislator to shie his castor into the ring on the question of supplement. n; the prohibitory amendment with appropriate legislation, and, after consultation with Governor St. John and other leading advocates of temper ance, bos submitted a bill of which the following is a summary: Section one provides that all sales of intoxicating liquors, except for medical, scientific and mechanical purposes, shall be puntsname as ieiony. section two provides lor obtaining li cense to manufacture or sell for the pur poses Diuim, mi license vo oe oouuneu from the county commissioners. section tnree provides lor a bona ot $5,000, that the manufactures or seller will comply with the provisions of this act. Section four provides that no person except a wholesale or retail dealer shall Durchase liuuors in a irreater uuantitv than one gallon; and every such dealer sn ill sign a statement that be procures id liquors to be sold by him for medi cal, mechanical and scientific purposes only. section nve provides tbat no person whatever shall purchase liquors in less quantities than one gallon, until he signs a statement setting lorth tne kind ana quantity, and the purpose, and the name of the uerson lor whom me liauor is purchased, and also his postoffice ad dress. Section six provides that every li censed dealer in liquor shall file with the county commissioners at eacn regular meeting the statements or all persons to whom liquor has been sold since the last regular meeting or tne board, ana tne dealer shall also publish in some paper of general circulation, such list, giving the name ana address ot sucn Durcuaser, with the date and kind and quantity of liquor bought or eacn, ana tno purpose for which u was bought. Section seven provides tbat the county clerk shall keep on file for three years the statements of liquor sold, provided for tn sections lour, nve ana six. ana which shall always be open to public in snectlon. Section eight provides tnat it snail be deemed a felony to make any false state ment in any particular for the purpose of procuring liquor, or for any licensed dealer to sell without taking such state ment, or to neglect or refuse to rue tnem with the commissioners or to puousn as required. Section nlno provides that gives away or any device by wblch the provisions the of this act are evaded shall be deemed a sale within the meaning of section one of this act, and punished as provided therein. Section ten makes intoxication a mis demeanor punishable by imprison ment in the county jail from one to three monins. Section eleven provides that In prose cutions under section ten it shall be in- cumbent on the defendant to prove that he used the liquor for medical, scientific, or mechanical purposes. Section twelve provides tnat an alco holic. SDiritous. vinous and fermented liauors. and all bitters, cordials and medical concoctions, the principle in gredient of which is intoxicating liquor shall be deemed liquor within the mean ing or tnis act. The remaining sections repeal tne whole dram shop act and all laws incon sistent herewith. If adopted this law is to go into effect on the 30th day of April, 1861. Leavenworth is pleasantly excited over the prospects of a rich "find" of coal by means of the shaft which the state is sinking at the penitentiary near that city. The workman have already reach ed a depth of 700 feet, and it is hoped that the main vein will be struck some time this week.. The extent to which the city of D. R. Anthony is un derlaid with black diamonds Is as yet a matter of vague specu lation, but if the expectations of the lo cal press shall be only half realized by the prospectors, we shall expect to hear of Leavenworth's shipping coals to New Costlo, besides supplying the fuel for all the vast local manufacturing interests which are springing up on paper in that vicinity. The Widow Butler is looming up again on the political horizon of the old Bay slate, having materialized us the candi date of the Democrats in the Massachu setts legislature for the U. S. senate. It will be remembered that this estimable lady was reported dead upon the an nouncement of the defeat of General Hancock, but probably through the in, advertence of the undertaker, who evi dently neglected to screw down the lid of her coffin, she abruptly concluded to come to life,- and is quite exceeding in hilarity the most spontaneous of the convivial crew who assembled to dance at aer wake. The state wool-growers convention, which was held in Topeka yesterday, was well attended, and the proceedings gave gratifying evidence of the growing interest which is springing up in agri cultural circles in relation to this lucra tive industry. The diseases of sheep were discussed, and "scab," the princi pal disorder to be feared in this country, was thoroughly canvassed and the experience of a number of grow ers with different remedies related. The weight of evidence seemed to be in favor of dipping the sheep in strong, hot tobacco water, as arsenic water had been known to kill not only the scab but the sheep, and Mr. Detwiller, an exten slve wool grower of Pottawatomie county, thought the best way to treat the disease was the enactment, by the legislature, of a law preventing the introduction of scab from foreign sources. The dog ques tion was discussed, and the sentiment seemed to prevail that a law should be passed making the owners of canines liable for damages inflicted upon sheep- growers from that cause. There can be no question as to the eminent adaptability of Kansas to sheep culture, and the growing disposition of our farmers to engage in this pursuit - is one of the most en couraging evidences, in our judgment, of the splendid future of our great aud radidly advancing state. The illimitable acres of pasturage with. in the wide borders of Kansas are ade quate to the support of countless herds and flocks, and nothing save prudent management and an intelligent concep tion of the requirements for their health ful growth is lacking to deyelop the vast resources or wealth wnicn nave been so generously supplied by nature. HERE ABD. THERE. So-pe, a brave convicted of murder in Montana, condemns his lawyer with fine irony: "Too much talk; heap fool." The resonant yawp of the "bargain' idiot is again abroad in the land. Secretary Sherman spent the Sabbath with Garfield at Mentor. It has been suggested that a first-class financial scheme would be to purchase thermometers now, and sell them out sometime about the middle of next August. A Boston journal stales. that there is on exhibition in that city a Mexican lady without arms, who plays the piano with her feet. Thus are the beneficent plans of nature thwarted. Since the publication of a treatise by a New York physician, proving that seal skin sacques afford the best pro tec tion to the lungs, pulmonary troubles have become so prevalent among the ladies as to have assumed the form of an epidemic. A zealous minister in Cincinnati preached a missionary sermon a year ago and placed at the doors of the church sealed contribution boxes for foreign and domestic work. During the first week of the new year the boxes were opened. The offerings amounted sing'e penny. to a Eli Perkins, the fertility of. whose fancy outweighs by a very large majon ty, his strict regard for facts, is an oounced for a course or lectures in Kansas. It won Id be extremely interest i ng to see Eli lock horns with the ad vertising clerk of some enterprising land agency nity miles west oi tne sixth principal-meridian. Governor Sl John, who, it will probab ly be remembered, entertains rather pro nounced views in relation to the temper ance Question, predicts that within a few weeks there will not be a distillery, saloon or rectifying establishment in the state. This is taking sanguine grounds. but even admitting the possibility of such a consummation it will probably be at least a year oeiora mat eiass or cit izens who can always compass the enter- Drise of getting a drink, will become utterly extinct. OVER THE STATE. The laboring men of Atchison are or ganizing. Nearly every county in the state has its farmer's alliance. Citizens of Weld, Anderson county, will prospect for oil. A stock company to bore for coal is talked of at Neosho Falls. Religious meetings are disturbed by young rowdies at Garnett. Cottonwood is out of debt, and has a small amount 1n the treasury. The Western Union telegraph compa ny will soon have another new line run ning into Larned, making four lines in II. The cow boys in Pratt county Kan sas, have killed this season 313 rattle- snaks, 113 other snakes and one centi pede. Of the 40,000 colored men who emi grated from the south to Kansas, last year, not 500 are now receiving aid from any relief society. Wellington Is anxious for a new court house, and a special election is called for February 1st to vote a tax of two mills a year for three years, to create a fund for such s purpose. Two-thirds oi the taxes, less a very small fraction, have been paid this year in Chase county. When it is ' under. stood that one-bait need not be paid un til next June, this is unprecedented. Sorghosugar appears te be attracting considerable attention throughout the state. The cane crop this year has been more of a failure than in any other sea son for ten years, but as a general thing U is a reliable crop. Wellington is without a saloon. The city ordinance imposing a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars for each and every drink went into effect Wednesday evening of last week. Consequently every saloon in the city suspended opera tions at that time. The old topers are dry. The fjreenwood county stock raisers association is circulating a petition hich will be presented to the legisla ture some time during the session, ask ing that body to take some action for the better protection ot stock growing interests from contagious and infectious disease from cattle driven inlo this state from other states and territories. SHEEP CULTURE, Emporia, Kansas, Jan. 14, 1881 Epitobs News; I send for publica tion an article prepared with a view to stimulate intelligent wool growers in Kansas to more earnest effort to advance the reputation of Kansas wool. Its credit suffers at present from the ignor ance or negligence of those engaged in the business, who imagine the heavier their wool is the better it pays. But dirty wool cannot long be profitable to the grower, and ought not to be, Mean while good conditioned wool from Kan sas has to bear an unjust burden. All practices contributing to this objectiona ble characteristic ot Kansas wool ought to be exposed and suppressed. As the wool growing interest of Kan sas has developed within the last few years inlo immense proportions and at present promises a growth which will soon surpass that of Ohio and Michigan in the same depart ment of industry, a brief discussion of a characteristic of Kansas wool which seriously impairs its reputation iu the principal wool markets, may not be out of place in your widely circulated paper. It is high time that the intelligent men engaged in this business should look the fact square in the face that Kansas wool suffers the odium of being very dirty wool. As a consequence its val ue is depreciated, and its quotable price In the wool markets is at least two cents a pound less than that of the same grade and quality from Ohio or Michi gan. It must be conceded that one of the agencies contributing to this condi tion is not preventable. High winds al ways prevail in Kansas in the spring months and up to shearing t time, and during this period sheep areTXposcd to prairie dust which is driven by the ve locity of the wind through the outer sur- face of the wool. The spring of 1880 was very dry aad very windy, and the consequence was that the most careful management could not exclude the dust wnicn, in some cases was forced tnrougn the wool to the skin. But the dirty condition of much of the Kons:is wool can not be wholly account ed for by reference to at mospheric causes. Any one who has sampled the wool of Lyon, Coffey, Ureenwood and Voodson counties this last season must have observed great contrasts in respect of cleanliness of condition in different lots of wool ex posed during growth to precisely the same atmospheric conditions. And there is no difficulty whatever in ascertaining the cause of this discrepancy. Ignor ance or culpable negligence or those re sponsible lor tne care or tne sneep is, in every instance, the cause of this inferior condition of the wool. There has not been an adequate supply of litter in the sueds : or tne sneep nave been driven to and from the pasture over long, dusty lanes: or land nreuared lor sowing ot oats has been fertilized, not by spreading the refuse matter of the sheep sheds up on it. but by corralling tne sneep mgnt after Light upon consecutive portions of the field ; or the arrangements lor shear ing have been uncleanly; or the clip has been piled up under an open sheep shed. exposed for weeks to the southwesterly winds of summer laden with dust : and so on ad infinitum. Is it surprising that a manufacturer inspecting sucn wool in a ware house in Boston or Philidelphia. comparing it with a similar grade from jnicnigan or uuio, aiier maaing an uue allowance tor tne atmospneric agencies, should accuse the wool grower of de liberately inserting apart of the dirt? The causes, assigned above, of in ferior condition of wool are not imag inary. The writer knows wherof he affirms. "One sinner destroyeth much good" is an inspired statement; and one lot of such conditioned wool as the writer has seen, this last season, in Lyon, Woodson and Coffey counties. when exposed for sale at the seaboard, stigmatizes Kansas wool or indirectly af fects injuriously good conditioned clips from the same state. That there may be some wool growers in Kansas who have deliberately introduced foreign sub stances into their fleeces or sacks is not to be eainsaved. Such things have oc curred in Michigan and Ohio, and the perpetrators have been summarily smoked" out. it tne business or wool growing is not disgraced by some rouges engaged in it, it is passing strange that sheep-raising should be the solitary exception to all other branches or human effort. The writer has no knowledge of any such practice, and yet he is mor ally convinced tuat sucn a cuarge coma be substantiated in at least one instance in Lyon county, and one in Coffey coun ty. Nevertheless, he is fully persuaded that the wool growers of Kansas as a class are eminently intelligent, honora- i . i - r j i Die anu enierniising, anu u du rautxi inferior to the wool-growers of the older states. Messrs. Walter Brown & Co., of Boston, in their circular of November, cal led the attention of Kansas wool .men to the fact that frauds of this nature had in some in stances been practiced in Lyon and Cof fey counties, and that prominent growers in those counties had given tbem in formation to tbat effect. They did not assert that this kind of fraud was a com- mon one in Kansas. The Greenwood countv wool growers association are re- ported to have adopted at their annual meeting, in December last, a brutum fulmen against this highly and justly esteemed .Boston nrtn. because tney naa made a statement which every intel ligent man outside of Greenwood county, conversant with the subject, believes to be true; or, if not true to the letter, abundantly justified in view of the foul condition of a considerable portion of Kansas wool. The writer thanks Messrs. W. B. 3fc Co. for thus call ing the attention ot Kansas wool growers to the objectionable condi tion of much of the Kansas wool; and in so doing, be believes be is ex- Dressing the views of the leading wool- growers in the state. There is no sort of benefit produced by foaming at .the mouth and passing fine sounding resolu tions against those who present unpleas ant truths for our contemplation. Such proceedings may rival the rhetoric ot the "Complete letter writer," but they lack wisdom. No sensible man believes for a moment that W. B. & Co. are hos tile to the wool growers of Kansas Bnt it they are. let us adopt the wisdom of the ancients and be willing ab hotte doeeri. The reputation of Kansas wool, will never be advanced by such vagne and irrelevant action. Investigation, not denunciation is needed. The establish ment of the credit of Kansas wool and Kansas wool-growers, can be secured and maintained only by a welcome ac ceptance of the troth, from whatever quarter it come or however disagreeable it be, ana tint intelligent ana persistent application of the appropriate means to remedy tne evil complained oi. A Kakb.vs Wool. G no WEB. THE XEWS. The State Legislature. Introduction of Fresh Bills by Kansas Sotons. The - Election of T. Dwtght Thacher as State Printer in Joint Convention of the two Houses. The Senatorial Mill Still Grinding-. Bay ard Re-elected from Delaware, and Hawley Chosen by the Con necticut Legislature. Satisfactorily Settled. The Republican Caucus at Topeka nominate Hon. T. Dwight Thacher for State Printer. The State Legislature. The House As sembles in Their New Hall. A Vol uminous Introduction of Bills. I he r undine tJtll. The Measure as I Amended by the House in a Com mittee of the Whole. Matters of Moment at Washington. The Apportionment Bill of Repre sentative Cox. Fate of a Boy Who Would Jump Aboard Trains While in Motion, be. The State Printer. T- Dwifht . Thacher Nominated by the Republican Caucus. Topeka, Jan. 13. In pursuance to ad journment, the Republicans of the legis lature met in representative nan at . :3U lost evening. Un motion or Mr. Ulapp, senator lien- edict was elected permanent chairman, and on motion of Mr. Taylor, Mr, An derson, of Lincoln, was made permanent secretary. un motion or air. negate, ail but tie- publican members were excluded, in cluding reporters. "' A. call or the roll was naa. ana twenty- nine senators and one hundred members I answered to tneir names. (Aiierwarus others came in, making the total pres ent!40.) Mr. Ady put in nomination Mr. Thacher, saying that he did so at the request of Mr. Baker, of the Common wealth, who was his first candidate. ' Sir. Heizer seconded the nomination of Mr. Thacher. Mr. Seaton, of Atchison, put in nom ination Mr. C. B. Hamilton, and said he had known him for eleven years, and eulogized him as a good man. Mr. (Juarleswortu placed in notnina tion W. 11. Caldwell, of Beloit, and spoke la kindly terms of him. senator tsiue seconded tne nomina tion of Mr. Thacher in a short but . very eloquent speech. senator liucnan, or Wyandotte, read the following letter: 2 o ugiuativc eaueut: uentlemkn : i respectiutiy witn draw my name as a candidate for the of fice of state printer. I have been so royally treated for eight years past that I deem this the proper thing to do. With the greatest interest in the har mony and welfare of the party with the hope that my successor may be fa vored as I have been, aud with a heart full toward those who, during my career as state printer, haye so warmly and un selfishly sustained me, l am yours respectfully, Geo. W. Martin. He then seconded the nomination of Mr, Thacher. ; Mr. Keeney also seconded the nomina tion of Mr. Thacher. . Mr. Houston offered the following; re solution: Resulted, That the nomination of state printer in tli is caucus be made in i the following manner. The clerk shall'call the roll ot members of the caucus and each gentleman as his name is called stiait name tuc man oi uis choice tor tne office of state printer. lue resoiuuou was auopieu. Mr. Foucht seconded the nomination of Mr. Hamilton. . Senator Brown seconded the nomina tion of Mr. Caldwell. The roll was then called with the fol lowing result: T. Dwight Thatcher received: 114 votes, W. U. Caldwell, 14 votes and C. B. Hamilton 12 votes. On motion of Mr. Legate the follow ing committee was appointed to draft resolutions expressive of the feeling of the members towards Hon. G. W. Mar tin, present state printer: Messrs Leg ate, Clapp and Buchan, to report to the joint convention to day. The some gentlemen were appointed a committee to invite Mr. Thatcher to ap pear before the caucus. , , ' . .. Mr. Moody ottered tne louowing reso lution, which was carried by a unani mous vote : Jtetolved. That it is the sentiment of this caucus that we regard G..W. Mar tin (state printer for the last eight years) as an able an efficient officer, who has discharged his duties under the law with strict integrity, in honor to nimseir and profit to the state. Mr. inacuer men appearea ana Baia: Gentlemen of the joint eaueut of the Re- publiean. member of the legttlature: I thank you for the honor you have conferred upon me in choosing me as your candidate for state printer. 1 am profoundly conscious of the confidence you have Ihua reposed in me, and of the responsibilities wnicn your cnoice-imposes upon me. Should I be elected, I shall endeavor in the performances of my official duties, to justify the wisdom of your selection. W bile I cannot nope, perhaps, to elevate still higher tne re markable standard of excellence of our public printing established by the able and distinguished gentleman who has so long and faithfully filled the office of state printer, I shall endeavor to imitate the example set, and to maintain the character of the work. My thanks are due to my worthy. com petitors on this occasion for their court esy and kindness with which they have conducted the canvass. If anything has been said by any of us in the heat of de bate, or in the excitement of the mo ment, which might wound the sensibili ties of the others, let it be forgotten and pass into oblivion. We are all proud of our wonderlul and magnificent state, which some of us have seen grow from an infant to a giant from a few scatter ed settlements to an empire. Let us la bor in unison to promote its welfare and to increase its already marvelous growth. uentiemeu, l again thank you tor the honor you have done me, and I wish you abundant success in the arduous labors of the session before yon. -. . The caucus then adjourned to meet on the call of the chairman. Kansas Legislature Summary ot Proceed ings. ; Topeka, Jan. 18. Senate The standing committees of the senate were announced by the president. Addition al pages and a mail carrier for senate provided for by resolutions. Bills were introduced from No. 6 to 15, inclusive ; No. 10 by Senator Ware being the mili tia bill, and is voluminous; No. 11 by Senator Thacher provides a way . for cities to reduce themselves to the grade of towns, and No. 15 by Senator Hektsfcer to take care ot the west wing or the state house aud provide for its comple tion. Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to day to give time for removal to the old representative hall. liocsE The house assembled in -the new ball this afternoon and drew tneir chairs for the session. Fifty bills were introduced. The house meets at 10 o'clock. Topeka, Jan. 18. Senate Then- ate authorized the chairman of several committees to select committee clerks. Also provided for another assistant door keeper. The judiciary committee asked that a room be provided for its use in the central part of the city. Bills were introduced, Nos. 16 to 30 inclusive. No. 18 makes appropriation for the State Ag riculture College; No. 21 for the deaf and dumb asylum; Nos. 20 and 28 un der the prohibitory amendment; No. 27 to provide a slate institution for idiots. The senate concurred in the wish of the house that the committtee on destitution should not be composed entirely of "the most westesly" members; and also con curred with the house in adding the laws of 1876 to be provided for members with Dossier' Revised statutes. - House. A large number of bils were introduced, providing, among other things: No, 81, for a bridge in Clay county, over the Republican river; No. 86, about railroad rates; No 89, for reg istratioa at county seat elections ; No. No. 91, for quarantine of Texas cattle; No. 92, on the "amendment" business; No. 93, appropriations for state agricul tural college ; No. 93, to pay county offic ers their fees in cases arising in unor ganized counties ; No. 100, to give the United States jurisdiction over the Fort Dodge reservation ; No. 101, to fix up the ninth judicial district; No. 116, to raise a commission to examine railroad matters. Also, concurrent resolutions about taking daily papers, and to provide members with postage btamps; and bills and resolutions on a multitude of sub jects. In the afternoon session the house, by resolution,' asked all Kansas railroads for their schedules of freight and passen ger rates. Among the fresh grist ot bills was No. 117, making appropriation for St. Vincent' orphan asylum; No. 119, to create the seventeenth judicial dis trict. A resolution creating a committee to investigate some builders' contracts at the Ossawatomie asylnin was introduced. JOIST COKVKSTtON. At noon the two houses of the Knn legislature oict in joint convention and proceeded to elects Timothy Dwight Celluloid Toilet Sets, Bohemian Handkerchief Boxes, Majolica DDDDpDDDDD RRRRRRRRRR TJUUU UUUTJ GOGGGGG GGGGGGO IIIIIIII SSSSSSSSS TTTTTTTTTTTTTTT D DR RUU U UG G G G II II S ST T D DDDDD D R RRRRR R U U U U G GGGGG G G GGGGG G II II S SSSSSS S TTTTTT TTTTTT DD DD R R RRUU.UUG G GGGG GO II II S S SS TT DD D DRR RRUU UUGG OGGG G G II II S S SS TT DD DDR R RRUU UUGG GGOG G G II II S S SS TT D D DDRR R R U U U U G G G G G- G G G II II S S SSSS T T D D D D R RRRRR R U U U U G G GGG O G GGG II II S SS T T " D D D D R R U U U U G G G G II II SS SS T T D D DDK RRRRR R UU UUGG G G II II SS SS T T 5 5 D 2 5 5 3 K ' K u u u o g gggggg g g gggggg ii ii ss s t t -25 DDRR RRUU U U G G G G GGG G II II SSSS S S T T D D D D R R R R U U UUGG GGG G G G GGG G II II S S SS T T D D DD RR RRUU UUGG GGGG G G II II S S SS TT D D DDRR RRUU UUGG GGGG G G II II S S SS TT D DDDDD D R R R R U UUUU U G GGGGG G O GGGGG G II II S SSSSSS S T T D D RR RR U U G GGG O GGG II II S S TT DDDDDDDDDD RRRR RRR UUUUUW GG GO GGO GGGG GGG IIIIIIII SSSSSSSSS TTTTT Lamps and Fixtures Cheaper than n . . s-i l l i aintS. VJUS allQ Window Thacher, of Lawrence, state printer for the term commencing July 1st, 1881. After the election, Mr. Jas. F. Legate, of the house of representatives, as chair man of a committee appointed the even ing before, by the Republican caucus, and for that purpose, in a few well chosen words, introduced the resolution prepared by his committee, relating to the outgoing state printer, Mr. Geo. W. Martin. Congressional. Washington, Jan. 15. The house, to day, in a committee of the whole, spent the forenoon upon the funding bill, and got through with all but the last two sections. Monday being suspension day. it cannot come up again until Tuesday, and may run over into Wednesday, be fore it is finally passed - by the house. Following is the bill as amended in the committee of the whole in the house, to- f ether with the pending amendment by r. Carlisle : j Be it enacted by the tenate and haute of representatives, etc., That, all existing provisions of the law authorizing the re funding of the national debt shall ap ply to any bonds of. the United States bearing higher rate of interest than i per cent per annum which may hereaf ter become redeemable ; provided, that in lieu of bonds authorized to be issued by the act of July 14, 1870, entitled "An act to. authorize the refunding of the national debt, and acts amendatory thereto, and the certificates authorized by act of February 20, 1879 entitled an act to authorize the issue of certificates ofdepoeite in aid of the refunding of the public debt, the secretary ot the treasury is hereby authorized to issue bonds in an amount not exceeding $400,. 000,000, which shall bear interest at the rate of 3 per cent per annum, redeem able at the pleasure of the United States after five years, and payable ten years from date of issue; and also cer tificates in the amount off300,000, 000 in denominations of $10, $20 and $50, either registered or cou pon, bearing interest at the rate of 3 per cent per annum, redeemable at the pleasure of the United States after one year, and payable in ten years from date of issue. Bonds and certificates and notes shall be in all other respects of like character, and subject to the same provisions as the bonds authorized to be issued by act of July 14, 1870, entitled "An act to authorize the refunding of tne national aeot," ana acts amendatory thereto, provided that nothing in this act shall bo so construed as to authorize an increase of the public debt ; provided further, that before any of the bonds or certificates authorized by this act are is sued it shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury to pay on the bonds ac cruing during the year 1881 all the sil ver dollars of 412l grains, and all gold over and above $;0,000,000 now iield in the treasury for redemption nurnoaea. In the senate on Monday the census committee reported with a detailed re port, the bin maKtng appropriations for compiling and publishing the returns of tne tentn census. Bills were passed directing the secre tary of the treasury to purchase the Freedman's bank with the real estate be longing thereto, and for the relief of Gen. Ord. In the house a bill was introduced and referred, by representative Newberry, providing ior a joint commission by the United States and Great Britain to in vestigate the alleged false ana fraudulent proofs and statistics used before the Hal. ua commission. Representative Ford introduced a res olution declaring it to be the opinion of the house that every interest demands immediate construction of telegraph lines by the government and requesting tne committee on postomces and post roads to report a bill for the construction oi sucn teiegrapn lines as may be nec essary to protect the people from a mo nopoly. Referred. Mr. White, of Pennsylvania, intro duced a oiu proposing a constitutional amendment providing that United States senators shall be elected by the people of each state instead of by the legisla ture. The speaker laid before the house a communication from the secretary of the interior transmitting ine report oi tne census, which shows the total popula tion of the United States to be 50,- 102,800. After reading a communication from the secretary or the interior representa tive Cox moved to print the same in the Record, together with certain tables sent to the committee of the census this morning from Gen. Walker, superintend ent of the consus. He said these tables were finished yesterday with the aid of a dozen clerks and their accomplished chief, and that he had received them early in this morning, and was directed by his committee to ask their printing in the Record. So much inquiry had been made by members on this topic tnat oeiore a report was made on the subject by the committee for action by the house, it would be well to publish these official facta and calculations. The official figures of the whele popula tion of the United States was 50.152.866, deducting territories and the District of. uoiumoia. ' The representative population of the United States was 4.938,679. The table showed the population for several states. The motion to print the tables was agreed to. Representative Cox then introduced his apportionment bill, which fixes the number of representatives at 301, and ap portions them among the states as fol lows: Alabama... 8 MiuhMippi.. T Missouri IS Arkansas. ..... California. Colorado Connecticut. . 1 tela war Florida Georgia Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas .... Kentucky Louisiana. Main Maryland Massachusetts . Miebifan-- Minnesota 5 Nebraska Nevada Mew Hamphire.... New Jersey ... New Tork SI Norm Carolina.. . . ...19 ... ... "'l0 '..'ll Ohio 19 Orecoo. .. Pennsylvania ...M Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Tu 0 icraiwi West Vlrrinla Virginia 9 WisooBsia As compared with the present number of members this bill makes the following losses and gains : Arkansas, Cal i torn i a, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, South Car olina ana v est Virginia gain l each; Kansas gains 8, Texas 4, Minnesota and Nebraska gain 2 each: Pennsylvania. Ohio, New Hampshire, Maine, Indiana, Tennessee, .Florida and Vermont loses 1 and New Tork loses 2. The Senatorial Grist. Boston, Mass., Jan. 18. The Repub lican legislative caucus nominated Hen. rr I Dawes for Lnited States senator. Dover, Del., Jan. 18. Thomas F. Bayard has been re-elected U. 8. senate all the Democrats voting for him. Seven representatives and one Republican sen ator voted for Anthony Higgins, of Wil mington, a leading party man, and ex- United States district attorney. Hartford, Conn., Jan. 18. Gen. Joe P. Hawley was to-day elected United States senator by both houses of the leg islature, for six years from March 4, net. The election or 11 aw ley will be formally proclaimed In joint convention to-morrow. The result Is greeted with great satisfaction by the people of this city. ' Albany, N. Y, Jan. 18. The- house to-day balloted for candidates for-United States sanator, witn tne iouowingresait Thomas C. Piatt. 79: Francis Kernan. 44- Tb,e Speaker announced Thomas C. Sets, OH AS. RYDER, Ware. First ever. W"orttL & Ryder. Glass. Piatt nominated. The vote in the sen ate was : Piatt, 23 ; Kernan, C. Detroit, Mich., Jan. 18. The Mich igan legislature elected a United States senator this forenoon, for the unexpired term of Senator Chandler, ending March 4th. Senator Baldwin, the present in cumbent by the gubernatorial appoint ment, was chosen for the full term be ginning March 4th. The vote stood in the senate, O. D. Conger 28, and Geo. V. N. Lathrop 2 ; in the house, Conger 83, La throp 13. The two houses will meet in joint convention to-morrow, simply to announce and ratify the above result. Boston, Jan. 17. By a unanimous vote the Democratic legislative caucus. this afternoon, voted to make Gen. B. F. Butler its candidate for United States senator to be voted for in place of Sena tor Dawes. Should no election be had on the first ballot they will be ready to combine with the anli-Dawes Republi cans, should such be found, or upon any man almost wno may be proposed. Destructive Oil Fire. Philadelphia, Jan. 18. About half past two o'clock this morning, one of the tanks at the Atlantic oil refinery. I Point Braese. exploded with terrific force, and the burning oil was scattered in every direction. The concussion broke windows a mile away, and the flames spread rapidly, not only to the ad joining tanks,' but to the wharf and ship ping. our tanks soon look lire and a number of vessels which are aground in the Schuylkill were quickly ablaze. A dispatch from the immediate vicinity at v :io a. m. says the entire place la on fire. 11 o'clock. The report that the ship ping is on lire seems premature. It is now stated that all the vessels were in tact at 9 o'clock. There are two loaded vessels on the stream, however, opposite the works which ' are burning, namely, the Competitor with filled cases, and the Maryland with filled bar rels, une ot tne city ice boats has gone to their assistance. The wharves are all in flames and the employes have oeen compelled to leave tne omces. Tne fire originated in an agitator. The ex plosion was heard and felt at the ex treme northern points of this city and as far down the river as Chester, The last great fire at the works occurred in June, 1878. 11 :15 a. m. All the shedding along the wharves are now on fire and the des truction of the whole works greatly de pends on the force and direction of the wind. The fire is now under control. - As the vessels were removed from danger, the names were confined chiefly to the ware houses and wharves. There were stored in the warehouse 11.000 cases of oil. The Standard Oil Compay insuied its own property from its reserve fund. The Christiancy .Case. Washington. Jan. 15. Mrs. Senator Christiancy is seriously ill. Her condi tion is without doubt the result of the excitement and great mental strain through which she has passed, and con gestion of the brain is threatened. Wit nesses are to be examined next Monday in the case. Meanwhile counsel for the petitioner, Mr. Christiancy, are prepar ing to go on with the testimony, and on Monday examiner jjovetoy will bold a session for that purpose. To-day an or der was given the clerk to summon for thtt Miamn fer lifr vtt,rrsi Mia. I Veltcheiner, John ii. Peyton, Jennie K. Peyton and Mary J. Snowden. The reyton's and miss snowden formerly oc cupied portions of the house. No. 311 D street, in which Mrs Christiancy lives, and the nrst named appears to be a new comer on the scene. War to the Knife. Chicago, Jan. 17. The Chicago & Alton railroad company has adopted a new and even mere warlike policy than Heretofore, it has to-day announced large reductions in passenger rates from Kansas Jitv to the chief points in Mich igan and Canada, including uetroit. Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Flint, Sag. inaw, ttuelpb, Toronto and Montreal. the rates arc from S3 to SO lower from Chicago, to the same points. me Alton also makes neavy reduc tions in fares from Omaha, Toledo, Co lumbus. Indianapolis and other large cities in Indiana and Ohio. It is the lr resistable presumption that the Alton intends to torce the .Burlington and out er roads into tne nght with tne eventual result or securing a lasting and com plete peace among railroads. A Significant Showing. Washington. Jan. 15. The prellmln rry report of the census bureau on the cotton manufacturers shows that in the southern states there were 16,266 looms and in the northern states there were 213,957. In the southern states there were 775.152 spindles, and in the north ern states 10.155,015. In the southern states there were 239,219 bales of cotton consumed, and in the northern states there were 1,247,163. in tne southern states were 22,970 persons employed, and in the- northern states there were 153,658. A very few spindles remain to be heard from, but when all the returns are in belonging to this class, the quan tity of cotton consumed as above will not exceed 1,600,000 bales, Tae Utah Delegate- Washington, Jan. 15. There la a gen eral dissent from the action taken by uov. -Murray m assuming to aeciae tne election in Utah. The president is not very well satisfied, and when the ques tion comes up in the bouse, from the the committee on elections, the governor ia iiaeiy u oe severely criticised, a. member of the committee on elections says that the house will not be called up on to decide the Mormon question under the case now made. The question of naturalization is one of fact As to the charge of polygamy, only those who have been convicted of that crime are disfranchised. Government Control of tks Telegraph. Chicago, Jan. 19. The Tribune's Washington special says the recent con solidation of telegraph companies has given an impetus to a project to intro duce a bill providing for the control of the teiegrapn by the government, it is claimed that the power of the govern ment to declare any road in the country a poet road, and thus erect lines without going to great expense ror right or way, wonld enable the government to cover as much territory as that now occupied by existing lines at a cost of about f 18,- ww.uw. Commercial Failures of 1880. New York, Jan. 15. Don Wiman & Co.'s commercial report for 1880 just is sued shows 4.737 business failure, with liabiiites amounting to $53,752,000, as . m Am 1 -- ,om . . 11 i t 1 1 . r against 0,003 in i i , witn liabilities mounting to $98,140,000. Taking the total number of men in business and their geographical location, it it found that in Eastern states one firm ont of ev ery 118 failed, and the Middle states one ont of 161. in the southern states one ont of every 131. in the Western states one out of every 233, in the Pacific states one ont every 7a. Cessna Appropriation. Washington, Jan. 15. The senate committee on the census to-day agreed to recommend the passage of the bul ap propriating $500,000 additional for the completion of the census bureau. They also, in accordance with superintendent Walker's recommendation, decided to report the bill authorizing him to con. tract with private parties for printing census reports, in order V hasten their publication, as, the government printing office is already overburdened with other work. .'; 1867. door south of Newman's, Successor to 1881. D. BOOTS & 60 are i y y D it. Y Shawls, Carpets, Etc., which they are prepared to sell at the INSPECT Itemised Intelligence. A recent estimate outs the number nf I luuioiu in uie umiea otates at 2S7a,uuu. Sarah Bernhardt does not nlv nn Sunday. Let good people givs her credit for that. According to the late census there are 245 cities in the United States having a , . . . ..AAA population oi over iu,wu. The first turnpike ever made in the United States was that constructed be tween Philadelphia and Lancaster in 179S, costing $500,000. The defense of cadet Wbittaker in the coming court-martial will be conducted by IToIessor ureener and ex-Governor (Jhamberiam, or south Carolina. During the performance of the fourth act at McVicker's theatre, in Chicago, on Friday evening. Sarah Bernhardt fainted from exhaustion, and had to be carried from the stage. As an evidence of the honesty and care of the post office department, it is statea that during the year lew. 3.T70.- 000 registered letters and packages pass- ea tnrougn tne new lorn post otnee. with but one loss. For the first time in the history of the state of Connecticut the governor's mes sage this year makes no reference to the Supreme Being. Bob Ingersoll will doubtless interpret this as an evidence that the world moves. General McClellan gives some pretty sensible advice to the people of his state. He does not think much of the policy of reducing the salaries of its poorly- paid school teachers, and leaving well paid officials untouched. The movement to establish s "Dis ciples church" in Washington in honor of General Garfield, is said to be pro- Teasing so favorably that instead of the 35.000 required, nearly double that amount has been subscribed. The sub-committee of the house com mittee on elections has decided to report in favor of ousting Hull, the Democrat ic candidate who took possession of one of the Florida seats, and giving the place to Bisbee, the Republican contestant. The investigation into the abuses of the franking privileges is bringing to light the secrets of the Democratic cam paign. Not only does it appear that frauds upon the postofflce department were extensively practiced, but it seems that these crimes were the result of pov erty. Talk about progress! The Chinese claim to have taken photographs a thou sand years ago, and Navarett, in his his tory of Spanish discoveries, shews that a steamboat was launched, eaaiobed. and used by one Blasco de Garay, at Bar celona, in 1543. This was nearly 300 years oeiore t ai ton's steamboat started up the Hudson. When modern snea find something that the ancients have forgotten, they call it a discovery. FOREIGN MARKETS. Special dispatch to Karon & Dailt Htws. Kassas Crt, Jas. 19, 1 :30 p. m. Cattus Receipts moderate; market s shade firmer on butchers' and ship. per. Feeders and stackers about ths same. Hogs Receipts heavy; market fully ten cents off; sales ranging from $4.40 to $4.85. Whit ft Holmx, Live Stock Commission Merchants. Wall gtnst. Nsw Tobk. Jaaaary is. Honsy 3 per ceat. closing at s. Prims Ucreaattia Paper-Sftix par eaat. . Uva Stack starts. Kuiii Cm. ia.rv i Cattle-Receipts, 70i;blpasau, US; Market fairly active an4 firtn at aa adraaca of atmat iuc, aauTa steers, averaging 1377 to UQS U . 014 at it ws e; eon, ts ms ts. nogs ueeeipta, ,!: snlineata, TM; nar Let lower; sales raagea at St 7S bulk at msi do. .a, umw leawra of wo aaarkat to day was the purchase ot bog lor Milpaaent to Indianapolis, ladiaaa. Sheep Beceipta, liS; shipments. . agar- ket steady: aativaa aYerafiaf as to 111 lbs oia at as ovA xa. Sr. Louis. Jiuian is Hogs Firm; Yorkers aad Baltimore, 19 m so.; Bacaus aaa sostoaa, at ia$a; sates- en' to laser, at iu0e a Meocipta, iew j snip. meats. 1,100. Cattla Receipts, 1.M0; akinaesta, U9; ac tira aad Arm ; atuppiagnwaea Mtolaehlgk. ar j tteert of WO to 1404 lbs sold at od6 U: do. ot 1100 to Use, t SO; butchers steer ot SO to 1000 S3 S5K&- 10; seatkwett stem of WOO to 1100, s sea J: eows sad eaifera, t as (OA H; atockera, it TtxS U. Sheep-Beceipta, 1 ,-, aklpmeats, 101; mar ket steady; fair te aaey, St 7$. finta sad Arsis Birtem. Kistiturr, Jumy II. Wheat Receipt. a,SM btataeu; aaipmeets. 8.I1S boaeelai la store. SSs,l boakcla; Ke. 1, Sac; Me. S.SfXebiJ: Mo-S. 0e. Com Receipts. 81S tmahnla ; akrpsteata. 149 bushels; la stors, K,eta oasaeis; Ke. t mixed. txe; Ke. S whits- mixed, SOJia. Oate-Ko. Itoxe. Tin ' - "7Trn Urns. Barter rtrm at I817e for choice. sr. Lavs, Jaaaary IS riowr Uacsasced; family, S4 tu&i fi; choice. I tft3 SS; faaey. (ft S&( SO. Wheat-fee. S red winter, l at; No. a, red. Oa Hither; asi,e8Xs. Eye Ii liner; foe. uaney 1 ell: eheiee te faavsv. SMaal as Bacon-first 5 U WjftS M, T tO&r Ti. Lard firm at M bU; T5 aakxO. ESS Betters Me. Cneo, JaBBsry IS Wheat Ho. red, VX&XKe He. S. prise-. Core uoll; SSVe. Casta Dell artd lowers tlsra. ; Sye-Sieady: He. t. SS&tSa. Barley Steady: i 04. Pork UsMttied aad lower: 14 K31 II. Bu-'x Meett 6ooekar,; asset rli, ITS short clear. $T SO. Lard Lowes; MM. THOMAS & now opening up a very large and COMPLETE STOCK of Domestic and Fancy GOODS, SHOES, LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES! OUR GOODS BEFORE PURCHASING. D. THOMAS & JEWELRY. 1866. T. "M TP"R,"Y"'Pl 1881. The Oldest Jewelry House in Emporia. ESTABLISHED IN 1866. Carries the largest stock of first class goods in the city at prices WATCH BEPAIKDftj A SPECIALTY! AND All Work Warranted First Class. BOOKS AND ELLEN OITY BOOK STORE. DRUCS AND B. WHELDON & CO., Dealers in Drugs, Patent Medicines, Glass, CHEMICALS. &C. fcc. ALSO SOLE AGENTS FOR CHICAGO ENAMEL PAINTS, Best Mixed Paints in th Market. GEO. A. FERDINAND, DRUGGIST. EMPORIA PHARMACY. CBLB DRUGGISTS. HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES. STOVES AND TINWARE. The Place to Buy Bird Cages. D. C. McMURTRIE Lte Bruner & HcMurtrie, h ertabliohed a . . - ' Stove and Tinware Store HALLBERG STONE East Side Commercial Street, Boy the old relisble Cook Store, SUPERIOR. If you want s good Cook Store for wood snd coal buy the SCOTIA. . DAVE A. PAINTER, Haleaiss for WHITE HOLMES, LIVElSTOOK COMMISSION MERCHANTS; ' ' " Kansas City, Mo. . Perfumery and Fancy Soaps, Brushes and Combs, Drugs and Medicines, Trusses and Shoulder Braces, Pocket Books and Pocket . Knives we are selling at cost. Come and make purchases for Christmas. CO. CLOAKS CO. as low as the lowest. STATIONERY! PLUMB. MEDICINES. & IRWIN, A Full Line of Pumps, Etc THJ BUILDING, E3LP0EIA, KANSAS.