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f EMPORIA, FRIDAY, APR. 22, 1881.
The persistency with which .David
Da via maintains It is lofty perch on the
fence, i explained by the theory that it
advances Die point of hi lightning rod
several feet nearer the political storm
President Hillsdale, of Hi ram College,
ha faith in the permanent rigidity t
Garfield' backtKMie. He say: "I think
people will find he knows -what he wiuits
to do sad hiw to do it Ills policy wu
carefully defined nng before he went to
Washington, and be has not departed
from it any, as I can see, and I don
believe he will do so, unless there I
some urgent necessity greater than
have been able to sen thus far."
New Yrk Tribune: Every few day
it is telegraph! from Washington that
somebody hat called npou the president
and discovered that he does not intend
to withdraw auj of hi appointments.
This I heraldrd os new. A much
greater piece of new would be the dis
covery of an) body who ha at any time
perceived In the president a disposition
to do anythiug else than hold fast He
has had since March 4 the air of a man
who knows that he, and nobody else, was
elected president last November.
Hon. George A. Crawford, of Kansas,
one of the commlsaloaers of the world's
fuir, informs a New York Tribune re
porter that he has fears the fair will not
be a success. The commissioner of the
fair offered to raise $1,000,000 if the
transportation companies and the resi
dents ot New York city would each raise
$1,000,000. Both the later have failed
to come to time, and the commissioners
have not fell called upon to make their
offer good. There does not seem to be
much interest in the in attar on the part
of those from which much was expected
in a financial way.' We guess the great
world's fair in New York, about which
so much has been siid for two or three
years, will end in talk.
The Toronto Globe has two correspon
dents, a prohibitionist and an anti-pro-
hibitionlst, writing op the workings of
the prohibition law in Maine. They
show that in some parts of Maine, as
Bangor for instance, the law is not strict
ly enforced, while in others, as In Lewis
ton and Auburn, it is strictly enforced.
The correspondents tested this by trying,
in all sorts of ways, to get liquor. The
result, on the whole, seems to be favora
ble to prohibit. Thus the statistics show
that in Lewlslon and Auburn the num
ber of arrests per 1,000 inhabitant is
but 8: in Bangor where the
law is slackly enforced the
number of arrests for drunken
ness per 1,000 inhabitant is 10; in Low
ell, Maga&cbusetu, under the license sys
tem the number of at rest for drunken
nets per 1,000 inhabitant i 80. Ot the
Maine cities Lewiaton an I Auburn have
the worst class of population, it being
composed largely of foreign employees
in factories. In Bangor the population
is mostly native, and their general ap
pearance Indicate greater thrift Yet
under the tax execution of the prohibi
tion law Lewiaton and Auburn make
the best showing so far as drunkennees
is concerned. These facta are likely to
make some impression in Canada as well
as elsewhere.
The four thousand dollar fee allowed
by the county commissioner at their re
cent meeting, to county attorney Sedg.
wick, for recovering the bonds of the
Kansas City, Eoiporia and Southern
railroad, which have been In escrow
with Dounoll, Lawsua & Co., of Now
York, for the patt three year, i the
theme of pretty general comment, and
thero is a disposition among many per
son whom we have heard express them
selves In this connection, to censure the
commissioners for paying what is regard
ed by their censors a an exorbitant price
for services which it is alleged could
have been procured for a c onsiderably
smaller sum. With a view
to doing justice to all par
ties concerned, we have taken pains to
acquaint ourselves with the tacts in the
case, which may be stated .as follows:
In the April or 197V a contract was
made between the county commissioners
and Mr. Sedgwick, by the terms of
which the former, over the signatures of
Messrs. L. A. WooJ, and I. A. Taylor,
agreed to pay SeJgwick $4,000 and the
actual outlay incurred in the suit, in the
event of his recovery of the bonds, and
should he fail, he forfeited all claims to
remuneration but was to be indemnified
for hi exK-n-e attendant upon the ef
fort The bond having been recovered
and produced by Mr. Sedgwick, during
the late session of the commis
sioners, the fee in question was allowed
in pursuance of Uie contract which is
meeting with such a generous measure
of criticism at the hand of the public,
While we are free to confess that we
regard the fee larger than the peculiar
nature of the ease justified, we are will
ing to give the com wiat loners and Mr.
Sedgwick the benefit of their presenta-
tion of the matter, and allow the public,
at least for the present, to determine for
themselves the merits of this Issue.
In the first place, it la stated by Mr.
Sedgwick, whom we have interviewed
in tbi relation, that out of the $4,000
named, be paid Donell, Lawson & Co,
$1,000, the amouut allowed them for
keeping the bond in escrow. In add!
tion to this there were other expenses
footing up $325.00, making the net fee
$3,075, which, considering the amount
involved and the fact that at the time
the contract waa m-tde the necessity was
anticipated of conducting the proceed
ings in New York, cannot, it Is claimed
by him, be regarded an exorbitant fee.
It I likewise alleged that the commis
sioner lain me case before oilier mem
bcra of the bar in this city who demand.
ed even a ltrger remuneration for
their services than were paid to Mr,
Sedgwick. The most objectionable
' feature of the case, in our judgment,
I the fact that the contract was not fil
cd, at the time it wo made, upon the
commissioners' journal, with the other
proceedings, but this omission i ex
plained by the parties thereto upon the
ground that the public knowledge of
its cxisten would have aroused the
intense opposition of parties who were
interested In defeating the recovery of
the bonus. - n bile we have no reason to
doubt that this was the motive which
operated in the case in point, we regard
it a eminently proper that ll proceed
ings of public official be at all times
accessible to the people, to the end that
they may be fully advised as to the ac
tion ot their chosen servant.
in conciusiou, we nave only to say
that, while we are not in sympathy with
those alert individuals who are so
prompt to recognize In this transaction
the evidence of corruption, we regard
the propriety of fixing the fee at the fig,
nre stated as decidedly questionable,
bat have sufficient confidence in Mr.
Sedgwick's justice and integrity to be
lieve that he will make any reasonable
. concession that may be demanded at hi
hand by a fair-minded public.
As will be seen by . reference to the
proceedings of the county commission,
era In another column, the initiatory
step has been taken looking towards the
sale of the county's $300,000 of stock in
the Missouri Pacific railroad. This mat
ter has at different times been agitated
in a limited way. The stock is now
quoted at 45 cents on the dollar. Our
stock would bring us $95,000. With
(his we could undoubtedly buy $100,000
of our bonds; perhaps a little more than
that. The question for the people of the
county to consider is, whether it would
be best to decrease our debt $100,000 and
our annual tax levv of $7,000 to pay the
interest on that amount If this were
accomplished,' we would - reduce
our railroad del to $149,000, and
would have realized $251,000 from the
sale of our railroad stock, which would
be much more than it was expected we
would realize when we voted the bonds
a dozen years ago.
We have no means of knowing the
prospects ot this stock on the market, as
to whether it la liable to increase or de
crease in value, and are not prepared to
present to say what we think ought to
be done if the qastion ot the sale of the
stock should come to a vote. We ahall
lay such farts as we can obtain touching
the subject before our readers if the dec
tlon is held.
The leading public prints of the
country have abounded recently, in
rumors of the renewal, on a large scale,
of the negro exodus to Kansas during
the coming season, and these report are
confirmed by the statement, published
elsewhere in this paper, of Rev. G. W,
Henning, of the state board having in
charge the care of the freedmen coming
from the south to this state. He aays
that the exodus has already began again
and that large numbers of the colored
people of the old slave states are mov
ing or preparing to move into Kansas,
which, as the "home of old John
Brown," I associated with all those
glorious results in behalf of which he
bravely yielded np his life. Mr. Hen
nlng further says that the board has re
ceived tenders from southern commer
cial centers of unlimited meant to check
the exodus, but this, he add, is beyond
its power. A persistent course of civil
and political oppression In the Sonth i
bearing Its inevitable fruits, and the col
ored man, who ha not lived long enough,
as yet in the new atmosphere of free
dom to turn and rend the forces which
would perpetuate hi civil subjugation, is
fleeing from the domination of effete
prejudices and l seeking a more aospl
clous atmosphere for development and
progress in the free north. Heaven for
bid that Kansas, which was the first
bloody battle ground In that memorable
contest which settled forever the problem
of human equality in America,
should close its doors to the
oppressed of any land, much less to those
of its own sister states. But the past ex
perience of our commonwealth in rela
tion to the movement admonishes us
that it will not serve the interest of any
of the parties concerned to contemplate
so grave a question as the exodus from
the stand-point of sentiment alone. The
sweet air of liberty, which is wafted
across the boundless plains of Kansas is
doubtless full of Invigorating delight to
the men and women who have lived in
the low atmosphere o! a social oligarchy,
under whose economy labor is demeaned
to the most degraded level and
where civil and political proscription is
the price of servitude. But men and
women are not chameleons, and the con
ditions of their subsistence are founded
upon a more substantial basts than
splendid generalities. The vital inquiry
to be considered in connection with this
matter is : does Kansas offer a safe, le
gitimate field for a new installment of
the class of citizens in question? Can
it be of any possible advantage to the
state or the freedmen themselves to du
plicate the immigration which taxed
the resources of the commonwealth last
season to their utmost limit? Does a
country as new as Kansas, and a local
ity where there is comparttively so
limited a demand for labor, offer a re
munerative field of occupation for per
sons who have no capital aside from
their muscle to contribute to the devel
opment of the resources of the state?
The population of Kansas, as is well
known. Is made up to a conspicuously
large extent of persons of limited means
from the older states, who, as a rule,
have been tempted to come hither by the
chances always afforded in a new coun
try of obtaining cheap laud and secur
ing homes for a small outlay. They are,
in the main, persons whose education
and surroundings have inculcated les
sons of close economy, and who, by the
pursuit of that habit, hope to get ahead
in the world. They almost invariably
do their own work, and only employ la
bor under stress of absolute necessity.
The exodusters, as a rule, bring nothing
with them from their southern
homes but the clothing on their
backs and the household goods
with which their poor homes are furn
ished. They have no money with which
to purchase land, and if they had, the
conditions of our soil auu climate are
not congenial to the agricultural pur
suits to which they are accustomed. The
towns and cities of Kansas are already
more than supplied with the class of un
skilled labor which the exodus of last
season augmented, and we fail to see
how the predicted influx of the same el
ement to Kansas this spring can result
in anything but disappointment and suf
fering to the freedmen themselves and
marked damage to the general Interests
of the state.
The south is the natural home of the
colored man, and barring political con
siderations, all the conditions by which
he is surrounded in that section are fa
vorable, in the highest degree, to his per
manent welfare. This position is all
the more tenable in view of the fact
that the negro is an essential factor in
the development of that favored portion
of the American Republic, and if
were possible, It were better for the
freedmen to bear the oppression which,
in the very nature of things, is bound
to be short-lived, than to brave the
uncertainties of radically new methods
of life in a clime that is hostile to
the very genius of their nature. If,
however, the lash of political per
secution is more than quivering flesh
can bear, and it is ordered that the mad.
ness of the dominant party of the south
shall prove, the agency of its own de
struction, by driving from that section
the element upon which its very life de
pends, let the coming exodus be directed
to older and more opulent states than
Kansas, to center where employment
can be furnished to labor, and commun
ities whose large wealth can be employ,
ed in assisting a class of unfortunate
humanity in whose behalf Kansas has
already done such a noble part
The christian world is looking with
considerable interest upon the contest in
England between the well known Charles
Bradlaugn, atheist, and Rev. Henry
Varley. They are opposing candidates
for parliament for Northampton. Mr.
Varley was formerly a London batcher,
and retired from business in 18G4, and
since then has been actively engaged in
the labors ef an evangelist He was in
this country five or six year ago. - Brad
laugh has also been in America, where
there was not half aa much foas made
over him as he desired. Though pos
sessing some good qualities he is
blattant load-mouthed atheist and has
used his atheism a political capital
keeping it at the front continuously as
an issue. He is described as a man, also,
of the foulest moral and social heresies,
and has done much to corrupt the minds
and hearts of the yoang and ignorant in
London and throughout England. His
works are published in cheap form and
great pains are taken to spread
them everywhere. He seeks cheap
toriety, and or course often resorts to
the tricks of the demagogue. His re
fusal to take the oath in parliament
an instance of his tricks to attract pub
lic attention and create the impression
of martyrdom to principle. He now de
clares he will take the oath if returned
because it is nothing but a meaning.
leas ceremony anyhow. This, show
the man's sincerity. He haa been popu
lar with the people, because be haa sac
ceeded, like too many of his stamp, in
creating among the masses the impres
sion that he is their friend. Mr. Yarley
is a Liberal in politics, and is also a
man of the people. He is a thoroughly
earnest christian man the very opposite
to Bradlaugn in all that goes to make a
man that the people can trust
Under tiie bead or council proceedings
will be found the inaugural message of
oar new Mayor. We think it will strike
the public as a peculiarly sound and
sensible document There is not a waste
word in it It does not go ttratching
mrouut, but like Josh Billings new pat
ent pills, "attends strictly to business."
We like it The mayor hits a nail in
every sentence, and he mashes
it on the head, too. There is
a whole column of nonpareil
type in the few ' sentences about
public honesty, and every suggestion he
makes has goid square sense in it
The council has good men in it
If they will throw aside all personal
wrangling, kick out every man who has
a personal scheme, and work unitedly
with a view only to the best interests of
the city, they will accomplish more
good than they dream of in the next
two years.
The manager of Sunday theatres at
Cincinnati are "catching on" to the sus
picion that the new mayor of that city
Means business.
We shall entertain some hope or a
break in the senatorial dead lock when
the Topeka Commonwealth learns how
to spell Riddlebergcr.
The "Memoirs of Jefferson Davis
are being very successfully employed
br a number of leading physicians in
the treatment of isomania.
The senate proceedings have been
rather tame for two or three days. No
senator has called any other senator
liar and coward yet this week.
It is a matter of some surprise that
the remarkably lively movement of real
estate la the island of Chios, has not re
sulted in an exodus to that point of Kan-
sat land agents.
If the object of the United States Sen
ate Is to merit the profound and unqual
ifled disgust of the country at large, it
has, to employ the graphic language Of
Mr. Pecksniff, already attained a "pris-
matically tinged standard" of success.
A New YorkTribune correspondent
makes a useful statement of the politi
cal situation in Arkansas, where the re
pudiation quarrel has split the Democrat
In two. The most signiffcantfact is that
much the larger portion of the party is
strenuously in favor of repudiation, as
is to be expected in a sectionwhere that
party has been for repudiation first, last
and all the time.
Carl Schurz has resumed his editorial
position on the Westliche Post. If any
body wants long editorials on "civil ser
vice reform" they can get them of Carl.
x-Governor George T. Anthony, is
General Superintendent of the Mexican
Central Railway Company, limited, Chi
huahua Division, with headquarters at
Paso Del Norte.
Lord Bcaconsfleld is said to remain
comparatively cheerful in his illness,
matnttinir aiisli ,aiv.nittf nf ntinjl thut In
the Interval, of the distrain attack, of
- I
asmmauc couguing ne nas oeen correct-
ing for "Hansard" the proofs of his lat
est speech.
An old country friend of Garfield's
says: "Jimmy is a sort or sudden man.
Perhaps be is a Utile too sudden. Once
he had a ten qollar gold piece and he
looked at it very hard, and said, 'I wish
that this was a three cent piece.' 'Why ?"
said I ; and he replied, 'You can't buy
glass of ginger pop with a ten dollar
gold piece, because the man hasn't got
any change.' "
The fall wheat, we are sorry to learn,
is much more damaged in this section
of the state than at first reported. New
ton republican.
Tuo wheat has looked very promising
of late, but th continued dry weather is
beginning to tell upon it in many places.
Unless we get rain soon it will creatly
sutler. .Eureka Herald.
Cherryvale, in Montgomery county, is
having a wonderful growth. The city
is filled with strangers, and buildings
are going up rapidly. Two new papers
are to be established.
Captain Lewis Webster, of Morris
county, has 2,400 head of graded sheep,
which he is keeping on his thousand
acre farm in that county. His clip aver
ages from seven to eight pounds per
The report of serious injury to the
prospective peach crop seems to be with
out foundation in In is locality at least,
From several persons who have ex.
amined the buds upon their trees, they
report a large majority of them all
right Newton Kansan.
"Dead licks" are catchin'. Joe Wil
son, the new mayor of Topeka, one of
the best natured fellows in Kansas, and
the city council have come to a square
hitch on several cf the mayor's nomina
Tha Grvat Pacific s Reality Aa Eater
talalaa; KxhlMUos.
True to its promise the New Great
Pacific Circus and Menagerie made a
prompt appearance on the streets of this
city. It is so seldom that a combination
of this kind fulfills its promise and pre
sents everything it advertises, that it is
refreshing to be able, this time, to say
that the managers of this aggregation
are men of their word. To be inn with.
the Street pageant gave a fair idea of
what was In store for those who patron
ized tneir performances. Twenty-seven
wagons, four bands of music and the us
ual accompaniments or elephants and
dromedaries served together to make up
an excellent parade, and proved that
the material was at hand for a pleasant
At the show grounds two immense
tents spread their broad wings, covering
witn tneir appurtenances the entire
block; In the annex, the usual variety
oi cariosities were on exniDition, fur
nishing full return for the admission
fee charged. In the afternoon the doors
of the menagerie were thrown open, and
speedily a laree crowd was entraeed in
viewing the caged curiosities. Of these
chief interest centered around the hip
popotamus, zebra, yak. tapier. and lion
cages. In all, there are seventeen cages
filled with animals and birds, embracing
a varied collection, uoe especially in
teresting feature is the baby camel.
wbicn is put tnree weeks old.
in the circus arena, for two hours or
pore, a pleasing bill of ring acts waa
presented, evoking deserved applause.
When the fact is considered that only
four performances have so far been giv
en this season by the company, the snap,
and general excellence of the whole
work are especially commendable. The
equestrian acts of Miss Ella Stokes,
Mile. Jean net te, Bob Mtickney, William
McMahon and Harry Cad on a are all
good, and especial mention con be made
of Miss Stokes, Messrs. Slickuey and
McMahon. Nor mast the large chacma
be forgotten. "Zulu" is a genuine cur
iosity and backs his steed with a veter
an's assurance. The gymnastic exercis
es of Fisher Brothers, the vaulting of
Btickney, uuigiey. Homer and other
members of the company, the fourteen
thoroughbred performing horses, the
feats of strength by Lawrence and Wil
liams, and jollities of Fred. Ay mar and
Joel Davidson, two firstclass clowns, are
combined in adding to and rendering
the bill a truly meritorious one. Gal
veston Daily New, March 27.
This monster show will visit Emporia
Mar 10th. See big advertisement in
next week's issue.
A Kansas Seoaadrel at large
Fort 8cott, Ksa, April 19. C. C.
Nelson, a prominent banker of Osage
Mission, drove in his buggy from that
town, and arrived in thia city yesterday
morning about 5 o'clock, and hastened
in a ran for the Gulf railroad depot, to
find the train gone only about two or
three minutes. He remained in this city
until about noon yesterday, and then
disappeared. This morning dispatches
were received oy tne snentt and marshal
ot Fort Scott to arrest him. Rumor has
it that he absconded from Osage Mission
wiin a large amount oi money, sio re
liable tacts are known at this time. ex.
ceping his flight. It is supposed he has
gone 10 lanaua.
Burning of an Insane Asylum In JMinois.
A Crazy Mother Kills Five Children.
Washisgtok. D. C April 18. Sen
ate The vice president laid before the
senate as unfinished business, the reso
lution for the election of the senate of
ficers. Senator Harris referred to the article
recently quoted by Senator Mahone from
the Inler-National Review, to the effect
that the state of Tennessee repudiated
eleven million dollars ot her debt and
asserted that there was no truth in the
statement Tennessee at no time had
repudiated a single penny of her debt
It had been stated that forter of the
census bureau, had been the author of
the article, thus giving it a semi-ofilcial
character. Porter had indeed been the
author, but had in a communication to
him (Harris) denied that it was an offic
ial statement or tne aetn. or iennessee,
and corrected various misstatements in
the article.
The motion to go into executive ses
sion was lost : yeas. 20: nays. 21.
Senator Johnson was permitted to of
fer a resolution, which was adopted, call
ing on the attorney general for certain
papers in relation to the report of spe
cial agent of the treasury department
touching the western tudicial district oi
A ter some time consumed in roll calls
and various dilatory motions, Senator
Dawes said be did not care a copper
whether one officer or another was In
office, but he would like to have it set
tied before the country whether this was
a government or the majority or not
The debate was continued by Senators
Dawes. Saulsburv. Burnside and Beck.
The latter argued against the right of
the majority to elect officers at an extra
session, and declared tuat in uecemoer
next they would be willing to consider
tne resolution, out in nis juugmeni xuu-
dleberger would not in December be
made sergeant-at-arms. ine Virginia
election would then be oyer, and if the
Republicans did not tender somebody
else, thev would tender for sereeant-at-
arais a man wno is a conservative .re
publican who had fought through the
war in the Federal army, who would be
here with his wounds upon him, and
then the Republicans could choose be,
tween the confederate repudiating Rid-
dlebercer and that man who would be
tendered to them, ne inougnt, oy a re
publican senator. It might as well be
understood that in December next the
Republicans would not put Riddleber-
ger in, and any promises which he
might make in Virginia wonld prove
fallacious. .
An Insane Asylnm na Fire.
Cairo. Illinois. April 19. At one
o'clock this morning a telegram was re
ceived announcing that the north wing
of the southern insane asylum, at Anna,
was burmnz and asked assistance, l ne
Cairo Fire Department was on hand.
and one steam fire engine was immedi-
atelv sent from here.
The latest intelligence is to tne ettect
that the north wing was consumed Dy
fire. It is thought to bs under control.
It is feared that two or three of the
patients are burned.
Anna, in., April i. ne nre oroe
out in a bath room on the fourth fioor
in the west wins of the Illinois South
ern Hospital for the insane, located here,
at 10 :3U o'clock, lafct nignt. Alter get
ting the patients out efforts were made
to stay the progress ot the fire, but as the
-ii - . i i. .. .
uuiioing nau a luuiunni rwi it was uut
until the center Duuaing was reacnea
that by the almost superhuman efforts
of the employes and citizens that the
fire was mastered. Three patients were
discovered in a room in the second story
of the north wing entirely surrounded
by fire. The throng below witnessed
tneir frantic enoru la pursi inrougn a
window with breathless excitement.
Finally a ladder was procured andplaced
near a winaow oi tne room. Aimougn
the flames coiled around the ladder, three
men started up the ladder, but were
forced bv the heat, to retreat One eal-
lant fellow, named Grace, ran up the lad
der and thrust an axe into tne window,
and commanded a colored patient nam
ed Nelson, to cot his way out' He sim
ply threw tne axe away. Again it was
given mm, and ine crowd oeiow, as wiin
one voice, yelled to him to cut the grat
ing loose: mistime be aid it and es
Mr. Urace again showed nis courage
by reascending the ladder and going into
tne room, now ablaze, wun tne waits
tumbling in every direction and after a
band to band struggle wun a patient
named McClemen, who was nearly dead
from beat.' but desperately determinrd
to stay in his room, forced him head
long through a window, and parties on
the outside caught him. Mr. urace in
haled the heat and suffered intensely af
terwards, but is not in danger.
A patient from Monroe county named
N. Tenkle was burned to death. These
patients were all taken from their cells,
but In some way were ordered back
Three fire companies from Cairo arrived
at 0:30, and are working upon the ruins.
The superintendent Dr. Wardner, is in
Chicago on business. The loss is esli
mated at $150,000. Only the patient,
Tenkle. is missinsr.
Mf.ridkn. Mississippi, April 19. A
block ot the principal business houses
was burned last night Loss about
$250,000; insurance, $125,000. Incen
Omaha. Neb.. April 13. The Mis
souri is airain rising at this point about
two and one nau leet since yesterday
moraine, and beginning again to over
flow the bottom land. It is believed the
rise waa caused by the warm weather of
the last three days melting the snow in
nothern Nebraska and northern Iowa,
and that tributary streams are running
over the banks. The report from Sioux
(Jity is that the river rose there three
feet since last night and is still rising
Logan valley, in the northern part of
Nebraska is being inundated by the sud
den rise of the Logan river. This re
gion is a rich farming country and some
considerable damage may be done. Sev
eral railroad washouts have occured and
telegraphic communication has been
cut off. Omaha lumber men fear that
the Missouri river will rise to its former
recent height, and this afternoon they
were busy in putting booms around
yards to hold their lumber.
Steps are being taken in Omaha to
send relief to sufferers from the flood in
northern Nebraska and Dakota. The
finance committee to-day raised nearly
three thousand dollars cash, of which
amount Samuel J. Tilden contributed
two hundred and fifty dollars by tel
Milwaukee, April 18. Special to
the Republican from the interior of
Wisconsin report alarming floods At
Fon du Lac the river is a raging torrent.
At 3 o'clock, this afternoon, the river
was a fearful sight The water had
overflowed the banks and submerged a
great many or the streets. The entire
western portion of the city is under
water which is still rising. Families in
the third, fourth, sixth and seventh
wards have been compelled to evacuate
their premises, and the lumber yards
along tne river are converted into Boat
ing wood yards. Fortunately, none of
the city bridges bave been washed awsy.
In some localities, the streets are being
UlVlglUUU Willi uosis.
The Republican special from Water-
town savs: Rock, river has risen five
feet in the post two days, causing a sud
den break op of the ice which comes
down in large masses.
Specials to the Republican continue to
come in from all parts of the state. The
rivers all through the southern half of
,kti - : ; i - i
tv iBconaia are ristue remaraauiy last ana
trains on all lines are more or less de
Thoagbt he was a B orris -
PrrrancBO, Pa., April 19. This morn
ing about two o'clock officer Samuel
llonman shot and instantly killed a
young man named Jno. Bedliehl in Mc-
T l ; 1 . . , .
accsuun, rcuiniiiTuiia, uuuri uid im-
i . 1 . - t- II L i
pressiun luu ocuiieni was a Durgisr.
The officer states that Sediehl was acting
suspiciously, and when questioned in
regard to thia said, that it was none of
an omcers business, at the same time
placing his hand in his pocket as though
ne wss snout to draw a weapon, llon
man leveled his revolver and fired.
A verdict of justifiable homicide was ren
Hayes's Teaiaeraaee Record.
Minneapolis, Minn., April 18. The
Minneapolis Tribune publishes to-dsy
an extract from a private !etter to its ed
itor from ex-President Hayes, in the
coarse of which he makes the following
casual reference to certain published
statements, to which his attention had
been called, impugning the consistency
of his temperance principles and prac
tice. Mr. Hayes says: "With, reference
to the matter to which yon call my atten
tion I have only this to say: When I be
came president I was fully convinced
that whatever might be the esse in other
countries and with other people, in oar
climate and with the excitable nervous
temperament of our people, the habitual
nse t.f intoxicating drinks was not safe.
I regrr led the danger of the habit as es.
pecia ly great in political and official
life, li seemed to me that to exclude
liquor from the White House would be
wise and useful as an example, and
would be approved by good people gen-
eraMyr The suggestion was particular
ly agreeable to Mrs. usyes. we bad
never nsed liquor in our own home, and
it was determined to continue our home
custom in this respect, in our official res
idence in Washington as we nau a one at
Columbus. I wss not a total abstainer
when I became president but the dis
cussion which arose over the change at
the executive mansion soon satisfied me
that there was bo halfway course in this
matter. Daring the greater part of my
term at least, during the last three years.
1 have been, in practice as in ineory. a
consistent total abstinence man.and shall
continue to be so. All statements, in
cluding the one you send me, inconsist
ent wiut tne loregoing, are amine ana
without foundation.
Too Koch Work sad Net Eaeagh Fay.
St. Louis. April 19. The street rail.
road conductors and. drivers of all ths
lines in the city have decided to make a
demand for a reduction of hours of lab
or. They now work twelve to fourteen
hours on short runs, and sixteen to eigh
teen hours on long runs, and the conduc
tors receive two dollars and the drivers
a dollar and a half per day. What they
want is a reduction to twelve hoar per
dsy all round, at present wages. Tuey
assert that if the companies do not com
ply with their demand they will strike.
A meeting is to be held to-morrow night
at which the demand will be lormaiated
and presented to the companies.
Lauisttixk. k.t- Aonl UP. ine8trike
among the railroad platform laborers is
on tne increase to-day. t he nanos do
ing platform work for the O. & M. road.
joined in the demand for increased wag
es, i n is was Drought about oy outer
strikers, who. backed by the amalgamat
ed Union, are determined to hold, out for
their demands, and are working for a
general strike among the platform
hands of the roads touching at this
rrTTSBUBQ. ta April UP. The boiler-
makers, numbering about ive-hundred,
struck to-day for an agreement for one
year on the present wages, which range
from $2.25 to $2.60 per day. and for time.
and hall time for repair jobs; doable
time for night work: triple time Sun
day and quadruple time for Sunday
night The contest is one to fix the
rater of wages.,
Under Water 1,500 Ken Stopped Work
Rockford. April 19. The flood of the
Rock Island river here is unprecedented,
It has already thrown 1.500 men out of
employment and is still on the increase,
The water-power manufacturers will lose
thousands of dollars, as they were ran-
nlng at full capacity, and this is the
busiest season, they having large orders
The low lands on either side of the
river, north and south of the city, are
several feet under water, and the occu
pants of bouses are obliged to leave in
In the city of Knowltons the machine
and wood shops are submerged three
feet, the Central Furniture company's
large piles of lumber are in danger ot
noating on, Manny's shops surrounded,
M. C. Thompson's shops are seven feet
deep in water, the barn of Graham's dis
tillery is nooded, snd the cattle bave been
driven off. Chick's & Rodd's flouring
mills are well wetted, and one ot the
buildings is in danger: the cellars are
flooded. Many other firms and individ
uals have suffered irreparable losses.
There is some hope to-day that the water
win ian.
Bernhardt' Bonanza.
New York. April 17. Bernhardt ar
rived in town this morniag and begins
a larweii engagement to-morrow night.
A Tribune reporter asked the artist how
she enjoyed ber tour, and was answered
"It was charming. Of course, I have
been working bard, but I have had a car
all to myseir. 1 cannot pronounce tne
name of it. The American hotels are
splendid. Once or twice the theaters
were too cold, out that is not a great
matter. American audiences are appre
ciative, and I have been kindly received.
l snail always rememBer iuis trip, wiiu
a great deal of pleasure, and I hope to
come again. I shall be glad to get back
to r ranee alter ail. au revoir."
Mr. J arret t told the reporter that the
manager of the Theater Francais is very
anxious to nave ner go back to the com
pany, and has made her several offers.
Jarrett thinks that in time Bernhardt
will return to the scene of her earliest
triumph. He also thinks her American
trip has been very - beneficial to her
health. JTinancially tt has been been a
success, for she has deposited $150,000
with her bankers.
Cincinnati and Her Sunday Law.
Cincinnati, O.. April 18. Hon. Wm.
Means, newly elected mayor, issued a
proclamation to-day that he would force
laws forbidding Sunday theatrical per
formances. Me also sent personal no
tices with a copy of the law to all mana
gers or theatres, stating that ne would
enforce the law to-day. The usual num
ber of Sunday theatres gave performan
ces over the Khine. jio arrests were
made, the mayor having ordered that to
be done to-morrow.
Cincinnati, April 18. Warrants have
been issued for the arrest of the proprie
tors and actors of the Coliseum theatre.
exhibitors st Robinson's opera house,
and the propritor of the Eldorado, elev
en persons in all, for violation of what
is known as stubb s Sunday law. wnicn
forbids places of amusement being kept
open on Sunday. Arrests will be made,
and the prosecution follows.
Cock Fighting.
St. Locis. April 18. The Post-Dis-
patch has account of one of the largest
cocking mains ever indulged in in this
section ot this country, it took place yes
terday, a snort distance trom the western
boundary ot the city, and seems to nave
entirely escaped tne notice oi tne ponce.
Over a thousand people are said to
have been present; among them were
several well-known society men. The
main continued from 9 o'clock in the
morning to 6 o'clock in the evening.
During the time there were some three
hundred contests between all the famous
cocks in this city and surrounding coun
try, but no particularly notable battles
were fought It is said that about fif
teen thousand dollars changed bands
during the day.
A New Colonisation Scheme.
New York, April 18. The Tribune
says : Mr. Filz, of Boston, has project
ed a negro colonization scheme by which
a large lot of ground in New Jersey is
to be purchased, where all industrial
purposes will be taught the colored men
with a view to their becoming qualified
to fill responsible positions in factories.
Mr. Filz says that Geo. Williams, of
uoiumbus, Ohio, liishop or South Caro
lina ; Rev. Peter Randolph, of Boston,
and the Rev. Henry Highland Garnet,
of this city, are deeply interested in the
scheme. Mr. Garnett does not seem to
be enthusiastic.
Besomed the Law.
Washington, April 17. Col. Regers,
late private secretary of President
Hayes, has settled the court of claims
judgship question so far as he is con
cerned, by opening a law office here in
connection with Quinton Corwine, Esq.
of the district bar. A curious feature
about this lsw firm is that it is a revival
of the old law firm of Corwine, Hayes
& Rogers, of anti-bellum days, the sen
ior of that firm being the late Judge R.
M. Corwine, and the other members be
ing ex-President 11 ayes and Colonel
Rogers. .
Waat More Money.
St. Locis, April 18. The demand of
mechanics for higher wages is becoming
almost general in the city. At least all
those trades directly connected with the
construction of baildings of all kinds
are moving in the matter, and no donbt
will be followed by others. The carpen
ters, bricklayers and masoos having made
demands, which, in many instances have
been complied with, the plasterers have
now notified their bosses thst they mast
bsve an advance from $3.50 to 4.00 per
uay alter jnay jsi, or uiey win striae,
round Dead In Bed-
Chicago. April 17. CoL Henry W.
Farrar, who was on Gen. Sedgwick's
staff daring the wsr, and for ten years
previous to March 1880, was managing
editor of the Chicago Evening Journal,
waa foand dead in his bed at his sister's
nouse, this city, tms morning. CoL
Farrar distinguished himself by gal
lantry during the war, ana at Its close
was brerettea colonel. He was a close
personal friend of General Sheridan, in
whose company for the last year, he has
spent the greater part of his time, except
when away ia the mountains inspecting
mining region. He was at a private
dinner .of the Chicago club last night
until a late hour, and returned home
early this morning, speaking to his sis
ter on entering the house. He retired to
bed. In which he was foand dead this
morning. A coroner's inquest was held
and death pronounced the result, of
Fire Calldrea Karoered by a Crary other.
St. Lucia, April 19. Additional par
ticulars regarding the killing of her fire
children by Mrs. Nutt, near Omden,
Arkansas, reported briefly last night, are
that the frenzied woman called the eld.
eat child, a boy twelve years old, from a
field where he waa plowing, knocked
him la the bead, and threw him into the
well, where she had previously thrown
four of the other children. Find log that
one of the children waa. not drowned,
bat was clinging to the aide of the well,
she descended into it, and tore away its
grasp, and throat it down into the water,
lu us completing her diabolical work.
. - AjMtacr Okie Xaa.
Wasbisgtok, April 19. The prrsi.
dent has informed gome of his friends that
he has decided lo appoint ex-representative
Monroe, of Ohio, to a position in
the diplomatic service.- The impression
is quite general that the position offered
will be that of minister to Brazil, al
though the president haa not indicated
this as the mission be will give him.
His fitness, however, for this place is
universally recognized. Wherever he is
sent the appointment will be received
here as a most creditable one.
Geo.' Longstreet Nominated.
Washington, D. C-, April 10. The
President has nominated Gen. J. Long
street now minister to Turkey, as U. S.
Marshal for Georgia: and romp H. Em
erson, Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court of V tan.
- Demand aa Iaerease.
Boston, April 18. The conductors
and drivers on the horse railroads in
this city made a - demand for 20 per
cent, increase in wages. The sonth Bos
ton road increased from f 1.75 to $2 per
Free Canals.
Albant, N. Y, April 19. In the Sen
ate to-day, a resolution making the ca
nals of the State free, was ordered to a
final reading, 15 to 14.
Over the County.
Fmaoot rinding.
Monday, April 18.
Our popular assessor is upon his an
nual "round," counting noses and other
wise prying into the personal matter of
our citizens. He is still suffering some
from his leg that was broken last winter.
His visits are always welcome notwith
standing his business. ...Mr. Bradley,
who come from Canada last fall, and
purchased a quarter section on Dow
creek opposite Uncle Billy Saffer's, is
now fencing and will soon bave his new
farm enclosed. .. .Dr. G. W. Frost, of
your city has purchased of E. D. Whit-
more the Aid rich place snd is preparing
to stock it with a hundred cows. We
are glad to note this, but would be still
more glad if the Dr. would take it into
his head to occupy his ranche in person.
If we mistake not he is the right kind of
a man to have around Capt Clark is
fencing In a quarter section.. .. .Wm.
Stanley had the misfortune to have i
wagon pretty badly mashed up by his
team running away. He had been to
Emporia with a load of hogs, and on his
return the team took fright while enter
ing the gate, near his home and while
running towards the house broke the
hind axeltree, taking with thjm into the
timber the fore wheels and breaking up
the harness some ... .It is getting warm
and dry Farmers are wishing for
rain Planting has commenced..
Grass grow very slowly Hay and
fodder are getting pretty well
used op in this vicinity..
On last Sunday, Judge Culver preached
an exceptionably good sermon at the
Maxson school boose. We hope he will
favor as again and again. He is cer
tainly a power for good as a teacher of
God's holy word. . . .A light rain in this
vicinity yesterday evening. A. J.
A round ElmTtlle.
Wednesday, April 20.
Elmville is one of the many places
that has never been represented through
the columns of the Daily News, and
perhaps it would not be amiss to let our
passing events into your local columns.
Elmville is situated in Osage county,
and is one-half mile east and two miles
north of Reading, on Elm creek...
Mumps has not passed this little berg
by unnoticed, four of Mr. Cox's family
being confined at this time with them,
.Louis Nelson is considered danger
ously sick with lung fever, by Dr. Roup.
.Frank Logstors has made an add!
tion to bis residence.. ..Ed. Laricke is
fencing his lot on Main street, and Sam
Irwin is also making improvements
around his premises.... W. H. fee very
has just finished patting down flag
stone walks four feet wide around his
house, and built a henery as large as
some cabins we see on the ranches.. .
Miss May and Sadie Kiser were the
guests of Mrs. W. H. Severy, one day
last week Mr. Chas. Clark, of the
Chicago Lumber company spent the
Sabbath here Plowing is being push
ed rapidly forward, and some farmers
are planting corn..... Among the folks
thst came down to Reading, Saturday to
attend the meeting of Odd Fellows at
Arvonia. were Chas. Eletcher, J. Jay
Buck, Daniel Dryer, Sol. Smith, and
Mr. Nichols, of Emporia. . . .L. Severy
and son employ about thirty men on
their place. . . .In my last trip to Read-
ing I noticed the A. T. &S.F.R It had
put in water pipe at the depot and the
water comes from the river, one and one-
half miles distant, for use at the water
tank, and the traveling public is accom
mo dated by a hydrant inside the depot,
an at a cost ot about $7,000 as near as
tacts could be obtained. Unit,
Mr. Tofhlinson, an attache of the Tope
ka Commonwealth, and who had editorial
charge ot that paper during the prepri
etor's protracted stay at Washington the
past winter, favored Thk News office
with a call yesterday. He was on his
way to the western part of the state with
Commissioner Hollo way, who has
charge of the fund voted by the last leg
islature ior tne reuei or destitution
the frontier counties.
Aoents and Canvassers make from
$25 to $50 per week selling goods for E.
vr. raucout ct jo iv isarcisv street
New York. Send for their catalogue
auu term.
Th Greatest Remedy Known.
Dr. King's New Discovery for con
sumption is certainly the greatest medi
cal remedy ever placed within the reach
oi sutienng Humanity. Thousands
once hopeless sufferers now loudly pro
claim their praise for this wonderful
discovery to which they owe their lives.
.n ei oniy aoes it positively cure consump
tion, but coughs, colds, asthma, bron
chitis, hay fever, hoarseness and all affec
tions oi ine wrest, cnest and lungs, yield
at once to its wonaertui curative powers
as if by magic. We do not ask yon to
bay a large bottle until yon know what
yon are getting. We therefore earnestly
request you to can on your druggist, 11.
Wheldon & Co., and get a trial bottle for
ten cents, which will convince the most
skeptical or its wonderful merits, and
show yon what a regular one dollar size
bottle will do. For sale by. B. Wheldon
a, uo.
Baeklaa'a Armies Salve.
The best salve in the world for cats,
braises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns, sou an ainos oi sain eruptions,
This salve is guaranteed to give perfect
sausiaciion in every case or money re
funded. - Price 25 cents per box. For
sale by B. Wheldon & Co.
Many persons are bitterly opposed to
"patent medicines" and will rarely use
them at all. There is no doubt that
many are worthless, yet a remedy that
has stood the test for years, like Dr.
Sherman's Prickly Ash Bitters, and its
sale and popularity increasing every day,
wun iuio went ur iv wuuiu nave uj
appeared long since.
If yon are nervoos or dyspeptic try
uarters lame nerve run. .uyspepai
makes you nervous, ana nervousness
I ders you miserable, and these little pills
I cure both .
There is more a tree iTlh-realurin a now.
er in a 50 cent bottle o? Parker's Ginger
Tonic than in a bushel of malt or a gal.
ion or miia. as an appetizer, Diooa pur
ifier and kidney corrector, there ia noth
ing like it, and invalids find it a wonder
ful invigorant for mind and body. See
other column.
Kansas City Live Stock Report. : -Special
diapatea t KaroaiA Pailt Haws.
Kansas Crrr, April 20, 2.-45 p. m.
Cattls Receipts moderate; market
weak and declining, off folly ten cents
from yesterday.
Hoos Receipts heavy; market very
bad, fully twenty cents off from Tester'
Whttx Bourn,
Live Stock Commission Merchants.
' Wall ttrwt. '
New Teas. April SO.
Nokey X3 per eest , e)ua at a.
Prima KercaatUe Paper-B4 par east.
btass aa crrr. April ta.
i - ... .
let active at llte Melise oa Kipping
rrw&ea. aa4 IS to S&eo mixmd bmbcbmn staB;
XxBOrtara. t i Cur l cvad aaippiaa
ataers $ Cft s aM to raadiam, fi tt
Colorado wen, U Softs SS; earn fad
rtxmi ateara, U i SS; ewa mad heifers.
HSE-HMip. 4t0;bipae SOTS;
ket (low ami dec! tar, taiij St eesw 1
ehice pack en ts 7S;
8W. Uwna, April as.
Cattle Keceipta, ton: ahipasenta, 98
easier bnt aot i notably lower; exporter,
ft d ; toad woir. IS 1033 ; com.
H. J.
Diamonds, Fine Watches and Jewelry.
Large stock of AValtlmm, Elgin, Springfield. 111.. Howard
ana Swiss Watches, gold
and gents sizes;
Dealera in
Drugs, Patent Medicines, Glass,
Beat Mixed Paints in the Market.
raon to medium. Si SOSt& 00: Colorado (.Impl
$5 T&SS 40: feodlnr tteera, tt 004 70; wii.
tered Tezans. ti SUi 85: cows and hoir.r.
$4 004 70. '
hox nec-sipta tntpiuenl. 1.803; ac
tive and lower; Torker and Uaiti mores
$5 85&S S3; mixed packing, is ao&b 00; choice
to lancy noavjr so gufeto u ,
Sheep Kecript. S..W0: khf nments. 300: Arm
and acuve; sales ran red at $4 SO aa 00.
firala aa4 Prod ace Market.
Kansas tnv, April so.
Wheat Itecci lit &. 4 bM hiiKtaW:ithinmit
7,167 bushels; in store. 103.09 bushel: mar
ket atron and highert No. 1 red cash
WV; No i. 94; No. 8. 91X.
worn ueceipw. ?,ww niisaei; snipueata
860 bushels: in store. 83,28a bushels; market
quiet; No X mixed. 34X; No. 3 white mixed
No. I Wis".
Ilutter Market steady at 13a for choice
Kgg Market Arm at 11c per dozen.
St. Louts. April SO.
Flour Steady: XX. IS 03: XXX.
tt GOt54 10; family, 14 85i 0U; choiea to fancy.
$504i4 85.
Wheat Higher; but a shado easier; No. 1
red, SI 08K ; No. S.tl 08 ; No. 4, S1.U0 bid.
Corn Higher; H(dia cash.
Oata Higherer; &&ttkC.
Rye Nominal
Barley Steady: choice to fancy. 15cffil 10.
Pork Dull and lower; jobbiug, $17 iOnt
Drv Salt MeaU Lower; $5 60; 8 SO, 8 75;
noimng uome
Bacon Dull and lower; $6 0. 9 x59 BO.
ljard Nominal.
Butter Lower: dairy 19&36.
K-g Quiet; 13.
Chicago, April S3
Flour Steaty and Uncbancrel.
W beat Unsettled but generally higher;
closed; weak; No X red, II Ktjl uu; No.x,
surina-. S103W&1 03K
Corn Unsettled and generally higher;
closed ; woak ;43X .
Oats Active, firm and hieher: 84S4Ve
Pork Active, lower, nnsettled and Irregu
lar; fluctuating wildly; closed tame; S17
Lard Firm and lower; $11 lxv. '
llu'k Heats Active but lower; shoiddurs,
$5 60; short ribs, SS 60; short clear. $8 ).
Wheat report corrected by W. T. Soden.deal.
er in wheat.
Wheat, No 9 . 80
- No. 8 80S8S
Grain report (except wheat) corrected by N.
wniuiesey, aeaier in grain.
Corn, good, wholesale ' 40
Corn. " retail 45
Oats, wholesale 4S
Oats, retail 60
Bran retail 70
Report corrected by Thomas ft Jones, dealers
lo groceries.
Patent flour
Fancy "
Graham flour
Corn meal
Buckwheat flour, per lb
Chickens, live, per dozen ...
" dressed, per lb
Turkeys, live, "
Turkeys, dressed, "
Potatoes, per bushel
Sweet potatoes, per lb
Beans, per pound
Butter, per lb
Eggs, per doaen
Milk, per quart..; ,
Cheese. Der lb
S 60
8 SO
1 80
S 80
1 90
S XSS.S no
1(0,1 23
Mince meat per lb.. ,
Alden apples
Pitted cherries
Apple butter, per lb.
Report corrected by Greer A Way, live-stock
Fat hogs, per too lbs. wholesale. . 4 XS4 15
Fat! steers, " " . 4 83i&4 75
Fat cows. ' ' .. 8OW&I50
Fa sheep. ..4 0U&4 10
Calves, per bead " ..4 0O&1O 00
Fresh milch cows. 0Ck36 00
Horses, each .. sOfelOO 00
Ponies, each ..S0 0060 00
Report corrected by John Henning, dealer In
Beef iteak per lb 10H
Ko&sts. " 0S&12X
Pork. " &10
Mutton, - " 101&1S
Best ham,
fthnnlriani. 10
Bacon, - ... "
Dried beef, native, per lb - u
Dried beef, buffalo, "
SsDian. home. 10
Lard, - . 12
Dressed Hogs, " 05
Report corrected by Epstein ft Co.
Tub-washed, per lb 40
Fleece-washed, per lb. - SO
Unwashed, medium, per lb S0&2S
Unwashed, line,
Drv flint. No. 1. Drib. wholesale. , IS
Green, - - S
Green salted V
Advertisements are inserted In this column
for five cents a line each insertion aver
aging seven words to the line.
TTIOK SALE OR TRADE A heavy, three
A3 roller sorgnunt mill, -rioneer no. s,
large roller, 15 inches in diameter, two evap
orating pans and all tne necessary appara
I us for the manufacturing of sorghum. Ap
ply to or address, H. F. HOLMtS, Reading,
miles northeast
the subscriber, Ave
of EmDoiia. a small
yearling, light bay mara colt with a leather
bead-stall on. information leading to her
recovery will be suitably rewarded
"TT"OTlC K To all whom it may concern:
13r kCaow re. that Joan L. Raymond, for
merly known as John L. Taylor, having left
my nouse ana protection, i nercDy warn an
persons that I will aot be responsible for any
debts eoatraeied bv him. ef anv kind whatev
er, and be eaanot be treated: nor will I be re-
soonsible lo aav one Cor h arbor l
r or earing
for said Raymond. L. A. RAYMOND.
sheep ranch, a large two-story booe,
coraerof First avenue and Commercial bt.
Inquire on premises.
FOR SALE A lot ot thoroughbred Berk
shire pigs, from the best imported stoak
and sired by "Royal Windermere" and "Peer,
less." J . M. Millx. six mile north ef Km
A GCNrs WANTED QUICK To sell the
JC. Ravraas Kiv Testakist. Now ready
tor agents. Most desirable edition, tow
priced, and wanted by thousands every where.
Rare chance for menot ladies to mate money
fast. r-aiticMlars Tree. Outfit SO cents. Act
qaiefc. Addrrse BDsltiB Baas, IS East
sixth street, Kansas City. Mo.
119 Commercial sc. Bear cor. Fourth ave.
Attorney at Law and Justice of the Peace.
; rtpociml sftseffne glttm U Collection:
TV LmsH Ketcl ef ths fiiy.-
aiini sanwerun nsi
Lena Sample Hasps ea Pint Flear.
Aanssranen, aUiUard Seem, Ac.
Emporia, Kanaa.
E. E. CRILEY ft CO, Proprietors.
i''3$!;!p' -
and Jeweler,
and silver cases, ladies
always on baud.
St. and 3BxCtla.
trlaas. Is
tMeana. It maa k a i
dunaTfr lotion stmt lightening: the
It a the cheapest because it oeata no
than Inferior brand, and on boa j
hlsrity ooilartt surtaosow the Bale, re-
no more
ia wUI aa
trie work i
ffiaos. llansweraeanal r
de. ltanewerseiuallrasweilfor Harvesters.
w cwu is uni oxn
Mill Oearlnir, Tnreahinir Machines. Carn-Flantera.
Carriavea, Busi
For sale by all:
UuevieK, etc. etc., as for Watcona, It ia
tu rooomam no setroieufri.
Cjclofdia of Thing Worth Knowing miHwl trod.
SI Mlchlfrtn Avenue, Chicago. llllnolgve'
At Emporia, Kansas.
i:a.ye S young.
HKN HA Kit ISO N will make tbo season of
issi at tne sixtn arenue stables, opposite the
new school house.
DKSCaiPTlON:-Ben Ifarrioon Is a beautiful
sorrel, weight 1 ooo pounds, llat-honed, heavy
muscle, gooa atyte and action, and shows
good trotting gait
Pkuiokkk: lien Harrison was bred by
James Wilson, of Itushville. Indiana, sired
bv Wilson's ' Dluo Bull." he by "Old Blue
Hull," the reputed sire of many fast pacers;
dam by "Copfier Bottom," second dam by
'Eaiusey'a Eclipse," he by "American
Wilson's Bine Bull was got by Old Bine
Bull, there puled sire of many fast pacers;
dam by Blacknose, son ol Medoo,outof Lucy,
by Orphan : ad dam. Lady (jrey ; ad dam, Ma
ria, by uelzar.
Medoe, by American Eclipse, oot of Young
at aid of the oaks, by imported Expedition:
2d dam. Maid oi the Oaks, imported Spread
Eagle; 8d dam, Annette, by Shark.
American Eclipse, by Duroc, out of Mil
ler's Damsel, by imp. Messenger; Sd dam,
imported mare by Eoa;lith fot-aos ; 3d dam
by iximcrack; 4th turn, Snap, by Snap
Duroc, by imported Diomcde. out of Aman
da, by Grey Diomede; Sd dam by Virginia
Cade; Sd dam by Hickman's Independence;
4th dam, Doily Fine, by imported Silver Eye,
etc, etc.
A reference te the 2:80 list of trotters Is
sufficient to convince the most skeptical of
the superiority oi the Blue Bulls as race
horses: Will Cody, S:19X: Chance, J:)X;
Richard, 2:21; Silverton, S:22X; Elsie Uood.
2:2?U; Ethel. 2:23; Kate Hall. 2:24; Russell.
:2; Ed. Wilder, 1:26; Sheridan, 2:26; Mila
C. 2rx(,'; Bertie. 2:27; Kate Bennett. I:V:
Little Wonder, 2:30; Dom Pedro. 2:80; Ella
Wilson, 1:30; Purity, 2:80; Jennie, 2:80.
Blue Bulls are natuial-born trotters. They
take to the trotting gait as naturally, er in.
stiuctively, as a duck does to water, and it is
safe to say that not one of tbem was ever
foaled that could not, by reasonable train,
ing, trot a mile in three minutes, or better.
Thev are nroverbiallv "level-headed." al.
-ways ready and willing to do to the extent of
meir auiiKy, sou wnen in condition were
never known to exhibit the white feather, no
matter how long the route.
TERMS $20 to insure; parting with the
mare positively forfeits the insurance, and
the money is then due. AU accident and
escapes at tne owner's risk.
Plain and Ornamental Plasterer
Emporia, Kansas.
Materials furnished and work done oa snort
notice la tha best manner.
Legal Wotloos.
To Robert Taylor, owner of the northwest
quarter, 3 . 1. Rinaker, owner of the north
east quarter, and Was. P. Unlets, owner of
ine norm nan oi tne southwest quarter, all
in section 3. townsbio 19. run 10. Wm.
Sewoll, owner or the northwest quarter or
section 10. township 19, range 10, and to the
heirs of the B. V. Clark estate, owners of
sue norm nail oi tne nortoeast quarter of
bochud v, townsoip iv, range lv:
Ton and each of yon will hereby take no
tice that I will, on the 16th day of May. A. D.
1881 , at 10 o'clock a. m . proceed to make a
survey vo esiaoiisn tne following corners, to
wn : The northwest corner, the southwest
corner anu ine souineast corner or the south
half of the southwest nurtcr at Mitifn a.
also the southeast corner of the northwest
quarter of section I; all in township 19, range
J. H. UIB&ESi.
County Surveyor, Lyon Co , Kans.
To P. Trick lcL Jr.. owner of the east hair of
section aa, townsmp zu, range 10, K. L. Wod
dard. owner ef the northeast quarter of the
Dorthe&st nusriAr nf isrtinn t tAwn.i.in at
range 10, Wat. Brt wa, owner of the north
half of section L townshiD 11. iuh ia n
R. Essey, owner of the southwest quarter of
section 81, township 20, range 11, 1. A. Roh-
lanu.owneroi sue nonn west qnarter of sec
tion 81 township 20 range 11, Martin Yauch.
vwBcrui suv aunuwess quarter oi section
25, township 20, range 10:
xou and each ot you will hereby take
notice wu m win. on ine IBM uay of Mav.
A. u. 181, at 10 o'clock a. m.. proceed
to make a survey to establish the
following corners, to-wit: The southeast
corner of the northwest quarter and
the southwest corner ol the north half ef the
northeast quarter or section 23, township SO.
range 10, east; the southwest corner of the
northwest quarter, and the southwest corner
of (he north half of the north west qnarter and
the southwest comer of the north half or the
scum west quarter oi section 1, township 20,
ran re 1L east: the northwest corner of tha
northeast quarter and the northwest corner
oi me nonn wesi quarter or section 1, town
ship 21, range 10, east; the northeast earner
and the southeast corner of the northeast
quarter ana toe soutneast corner of the north
half of the southeast quartsr of section So,
wsswiipsh iua iv vast.
J. li. UIBBKBT. Co. Surveyor,
Lyon Cooaty, Kansi
Notice It hereby given that I have appoiat-
ed Was. U. Cochran, of Plyaseath, my arret
to have control of all matters relative to the
stone qnarnes on we soatbeast Quarter and
east half of the southwest quarter of section
8. township W. range 10, the sane being ia
Lvon aonntr. Kansas, and to eelleet all nhta
due for stone taken from said land dnrina the
years 1880 and 18fl. to this time.
All persons are hereby warned, npoa aim
alty of proaeeutica to the extent of the saw.
no to remove any stone irons said land
til thev have obtained tiermUslon Iroas
Wm. U. Cochran. MARTHA W. HASH A
Per John C 11 ana a.
March SO. 1881.
' . Notice.
Hoi ice is hereby given that all nartfaa aa
warned agninrt Boating or asaiasioa the fol
lowing described land near Keosbo Rapids.
Lyon conaty. Kansas: Southwest anarter-
wsuKBwqssnw. aunnwi qpinsr o sec
tion 20; 11 acres northwest quarter of section
x. au in townsoip is, range is.
at. is. Walls.
Notice to Builders.
Notice is hereby given that sealed bide win
be received at the county clerk's oOSee of l.r-
on county, Kansas, ap to 10 o'clock a at. of
May autn. mi, sor tne aetMing and placing
ia position the approaches to the bridge now
being bnilt aeroa the Keosbo river a Wells'
ford, according to the plane and speeincaw
tioaa now oa ale ia the said eoeaty clerk's
office or Lyon county. The sneeeesf at bidder
smtsk he prepared to enter into a saOteieet
contract ana gtye s gooa ana snasessn hosMt
tor the faithful peri)
lus perioral
right te reject any and all bids is reserved.
fy order or tne hcera. apni ia. iwi.
Ceuaty Clerk.
Notice to Builders. .
Kotsee Is hereby alvea that sealed Uda will
be received at the county clerk's office in Ess-
porta. Lyea eonnty. Kansas, np so 10 a. at ef
tne zuin any as as ay, A. u. il, ior the par-
pose ef beiiring one are-proof vault for the
reaister of Deeds' oosce. of Lvon eonntv. STajs.
saa, according to the plans and specification
oo ale ia theeaid eonnty clerk ' onloe ef said
Lyon county. The successful bidder as oat be
prepared to eater into a good snd snfneient
contract, and give bond for the faUhtnl per
formance of saase. The right to reject may
and all bids is reserved.
By order ol tue uoara, apni 10. lmi.
Wat. F. SWING.
dlt-wlSts. Ceuaty Clerk .
n "W aenmw" th IT Y mnf tfU
Manufacturer's of and dealers in
Manufactory: at the Emporia Water Power Fur
niture it actory, one mile soutn oi Umpona.
Sales-room and store: No. 164 Commercial street.
Call and examine our stock. We will quote
prices that will
Our umtertskint-department is complete
fer taking care of the dead. A FULL LINE
limm ll 1 v .IIMiAM Lll Italia at anv tlml
Charles Wolf; residence corner of Fourth avenue and Market 'street.
Undertaker's Goods, Mirrors, &c,
Commercial Street. North of the Nem Oflice.
SP Residence, corner of Rural street and
day or night.
712, 714 & 716 Main street,
Sprin g Se a son!
All Over tlie House!
Send for samples
of our actual
gains in Black Silks, at $1, $1.25, $1.33,
f 1.50, $1.65, $1.75, $2 and up.
Send for samples of oar Colored Gros
Grain Silks ia all the new and fashion
able spring shades, which are equal to
the one-dollar quality everywhere else.
Our price is 65 cents. Better qualities,
75 cents and $1. Colored Drees Silks,
Tatetaa, Al cents.
' Send for samples of our Summer Silks
the largest assortment of styles and
colors throughout the West, 35, 45, 65,
75, and 85 cents and $1. Our prices
throughout our silk department will be
found, on an average, from 20 to 30 per
cent, lower than the lowest elsewhere.
At our recent grand display of new
Dress Goods it was the universal verdict
among the ladies that we have this sea
son the richest, handsomest and most de
sirable stock of Dress Goods ever seen
in Kansas City.
We are now offering the highest nov
elties of the season in rich dress fabrics:
In new colorings and effects' in Camel's
Hair, All-Wool and Silk-Wool Fabrics.
The kinds of Plaids we have are almost
numberless, and the beautiful effects
have never been surpassed. Send for
Scotch, French, Zephyr and Madras
Ginghams, Cambrics, Satincs, Plaids,
Etc., Etc. Send for samples.
Every novelty in material, design or
color in
Fashionable this season, now on our
counters at lowest prices. Send for
BARATHEAS 15 inches wide, in all
the popular shades, at $1.25. Other
houses ask $1.50 for them.
Just arriving at the
City Book Store i
Curtain Fixtures, Curtain Poles,
The Finest Selection in the City.
Also CROQUET, BASE BALLS, Etc., Etc. (
Grange . Store,
Groceries; Provisions.
First door north of Dr.
Bottom Prices to
J. T.
is the place
kelpiaf s pay IS. bawl debts of others The
178 Commercial Street,
Tbe Plat to Buy Bird Cagres.
Lata Bnmer A UcMurlrio, Uaa established a . :
Stove aaid Tinware- Store
East Side Commercial Street,,
Buy the old reliable Cook Stave, SUPERIOR. If yon. raat a good Cook Store
" ior tmw ua cwi
surprise you.
and nrovlded with all the amilianre nrnwur
OF MKTALI.IC CASES. Orders by telegraph
ni,r), nr- ann,.v nMmll v ,tlAn,Ui t.w VI -
Fourth avenue
Calls attended at any hour.
YEDDO CREPES fashionable shades,
very stylish, $1 and $1.35.
NUNS' VEILING all the rage this
season, 45 inches wide. All the fash
ionable shades $1. . The same, 24
inches wide, 50 cents.
CIIUDDA CLOTHS all colors, and 45
inches wide, only $125; would la?
cheap at $1.65.
ful new; shades, 45 inches wide, $1 ;
regular price $1.35.
INVISIBLE PLAIDS stylish for com
bination and polonaise, 45 inches wide,
$1.25. $1.50 and 1 1.75.
TWEEDS Very popular and fashion-
aute iuis season, a incues w iue, urown
and gray mixtures, $1.
36-inch at 50 cents, worth 60 ;
44-inch at 65 cents, worth 75 ;
48 inch at 85 cents, worth $1.
Wool Filling Cashmeres, all colors, 15c.
Melange Beige, darkgrays and browns,
18 cents.
Poplinels, spring shades, 15 cents.
English Cashmeres, yard wide, all col
ors, 30 cents.
Plaids, in endless variety. 25, 35 and 50c.
Damasses, satin finish, all colors, 8.l
cents per yard.
BLACK CASHMERES, 45, 60, 60, 75,
and 85 cents. $1 and up.
BLACK BUNTINGS, 20, 25, 35. 45, 50,
50. 65. 75, and 85 cents, $1 and up.
BLACK MOHAIR, 25, 30, &5, 40, 45, 50,
60, 65 and 75 cents.
BLACK GRENADINES, 15, 20, 25, 85,
50, 75, $1, $1.25, $1.50, $1.75, $2, up
to $5.
Order your Dry Goods by mail
and fret better poods and
newer styles than you
can nt home, and for
Send for our illustrated catalogue.
a. Y. SMITH & CO.,
718, 714 & 716 Main street,
Kansas City, Mo.
Queensware & Produce
Moore's Drugr Store. ,
Cash ' Customers.
A ft A
to buy the
eaa and will tare air etutoauert the cost of
highest prices paid for country prod ace.
north of Sixth avenue.'
A Full Line of Pumps, Etc
onj uu ovui . -'

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