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fpte Emporia cnTS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT EMPORIA. LYON COUNTY, KANSAS. : BY THE NEWS COMPANY. Jacob stotler. Alzx. Kftts Fbakk P. NacI.ekkak. Terms $1.00 per Year, in Advance. All time not paid tor in advance is at the rate of ii per year. Entered at the post o31ce at Emporia aa second-class matter. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION, . 3 - Delivered by carrier to auy part ot the eily, or by mail j anv addret: - One copy , one month ... t M one copy, three maths ......... ... ...J jb One or py, on rear hjtv WEEKLY. one copy, three montas... jso uoeeopy.six uwuu , .t Una copy, one year . .- 1 m ah lUHcnpuuu pay able is advance. Call on or address --, .Tills NEW 9 COMPANY. Emporia, Kansas. ESTABLISHED SIN 1857. EMPORIA, KANSAS. FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1S81. VOL. 24 NO. 10. lr 1 It ii til y Hie president's back-tone secuis to re tain a very liiirU deerws of efficiency. If Mr. Cohklinr has found a hinge in it Uie newspaper bare failed to inake a uote President Qarfleld baa concluded Uiat be wilt not abdicate Just at present. lie aecuu to bold to tbe popular belief tbat the glass bomb is not located under tbe administration. Tbe committee of revision on tbe New Testament realize their mistake in net having submitted tbe plan of tbe atone ment to tbe editor of tbe Springfield Republican, for modifications. CblcagortbaseiJicfcllnj'i jUbOrJ is tbat no Dominations should be acted on if om ltepublicai senator objects. Tbat is to say, oM-seveoly-slxth jot tbe United State avwale bM.binule equal to one president of tbs Culled (Statu Tbe Emma Abbott opera forupany ban Junt rioted bl.Iily' uuesful featun, and the plucky Illtlu pi inui dotiua re tires for the summer vat nthsw . with tl.OOO of hard-earned m'uy in her putket. Mr. Emma Abb:tl should be' it happy limn , v t 3 ' The newspapers ami Uie cprnij.' rmi.M I are briuglng the wheat lliroiiicli in tine shaM'( anl uulesa tlui editor of tile Leavenworth Times goes liul on hi meteorological pledges tlie pro-pouts pre very encouraging tor morulbiu ui aver age crop throughout this slate. Tbe b rifi&UsMai a.kieveuietij moria young man who supporta a thousand dollars' worth of style on a three hundred dollar salary, should, be noted by secretary Windo'm, In the event of future vacancies in tbe treasury de partment at Washington. .- Topeka Capital : Tbe world's - fair is In liquidation Ttfo comaiilUe is con sidering the easiest and shortest way to get down. If Kansas hod undertaken the Job site; weuld have put It through if evwry bvasip hi the ststo wirl(l hive hail to vote bonds for it. . i ' Uoihaiu WH Iili ! be coDatrurtinl Wini what alter the uuique plan of John-.TW Forney. Inll it g a yynvo question whether Itrady's jirotege didn't mia lite golden opportunity of his life ' when he failed to join the noblu army of acces sions to Hancock" during the bile hur rah campaign."' ' ' t tint Indianapolis follows up her 'neble po litical record of Inst full by electing the entirtt lWpublicau mBiuulpul ticket by a majority of from 2(HJ to)0. Tbe Dein ocrats will be ready to concede that this is doing very well considering the inai bility of Brafly tlfl.)oiItlHKkr rap ital with star route Klealiugn during.the spring canvass. li'i-1 ff J ( While certaiu Northorn jouruals are endeavoring U show Unit' leading otTlc, ers of the Union urniies were great blun derers, the Southern journals are pub lishing rciniuiH6eiif''ti jriorify the old Confederate leaders, and the cause for "Which they fought. What the tll'ect of the different Hlicies will be, the future will probably show. ' j i ' 'it The bill compelling Uie removal of all screens in front of bars in liquorsuloons, thus making Uie purchase of jliqu; as open to the ptibtiieSp be pvrcktiSo of sugar or coffee, hns Tussctt both hon es of the Massachusetts legislative.. re ceiving tbe supMrt not only of prohi bitionists but of those also who merely wish to reduce tippling to moderate limits. The fact that Sam Wood wag able to give a bond of two hundred dollars for his appearance of court to answer tdi charges preferred against him in a peti tion tiled in Shawnee county by Rev. Allen Buck nor, would seem to Indicate that there are still a few people iu Kan sas who arc not acquainted, even by rep utation, with the erratic financier of Elmdule. One libel suit has already grown out of the exposure of the Star-route fr.iiiiU. John R. Minor, who is alleged to haw been one of the favored contractors, hns brought an action for damages ngainxl The Cleveland Herald. There are 8,000 newspapers iu this country, and if this thing Is kept up, 7,U!)8 w ill hooii have libel suits on hand, ami tbe jury panels will exhaust the voting population und put an end, for a lime tit least, to busi ness. NiW York Herald: Two hundred Mormon proselytes landed yesterday. Why do not some of tbe missionary s cleties send out abln men to follow the Mormon recruiting agents through Ku rope? Better still, why ihmot tho right eous start colonization societies, so thut poor but spirited Kuropeau peasants need not outwardly accept a vulgar faith in order to secure transportation to the United Status and got a home when they arrive? . , Geueral Brady Is a little anxious lest be may not gt a full and fair hearing He fears the newspaper men, and dis graced contractors are conspiring to in jure his good reputation. This is a mis take. The only conspiracy he need have any fear of is that of the ofllcial table of Star-route figures, published tbe other day. That is not the work of cither correspondents or disgraced contractors, but of General Brady and successful contractors. Professor Ric bard A. Proctor, the eel ebraled English astronomer, was mar ried at St. Joe on Tuesday, May 3rd, to Mrs. Bailie D. Crowley, a charming and well-dowered widow of that city. The badly demoralised condition of the star route has interferrcd with the original plans of tbe wedding journey, but it is pleasant to know that the floods have subsided to an extent which will enable tbe happy pair to take a somewhat ex tended terrestlal tour. - , . : The "grasshopper bulletin" is fast tak ing rank with the stock anil market re. ports in Importance on the Pacific coast Indications at present favor the ranch men. Black spiders, which prey upon the 'hoppers, have made their appear ance in great numbers, and are describ ed by an Imaginative Nevada journalist as sitting cross legged under every blade of grass, patiently wailing for the grass hopper eggs to hatch, when they make short work of the newlyodged, . 'hop pers. -- The Commonwealth shies its castor in- to the common council of the city of Topeka by fulminating the . dark intimation tbat the absence " of water works at the capital due to the fact that certain of the city fathers are waiting to been "seen' before committing themselves to such an im provement. If this Is the case we would suggest to Brother Baker the, propriety of quoting tbe price of councilmen in the regular local market report, for ,the benefit of contractors as well as the gen eral public. Tbe Louisville Courier Journal Is au thority for the story that Dr. Griffin, tbe step-father of Mary Anderson, the well known tragedienne, baa not been deal ing fairly with her; that be has invested $100,000 or Miss Anderson's' money ia his name, and has deeded her New York property , to himself. These significant facta throw a resplendent flood of light upon the deep-rooted aversion - which Mis Anderson has always manifested for assumiog the support of a second adult male in tbe shape of a matrimonial pensioner. r This is tbe way the New York Herald looks at it: The rebellion has given ns two names tbat will always be written in the lists of military btroes Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. We do not think of any other Confederate names, except perhaps that of President Davis, that will be known outside of close his torical, study fifty year from now. Oa tbe nortlum aide' we 'have Sherman. Sheridan and Grant, the possibility of all military fame concentrating in tbe commander in chief of the army, leav ing to Sherman and Sheridan tbe lesser feino ofSoalt and Derail. " ' ' The whale which has been on exhibi tion in various places has just been em balmed in Cleveland by a secret prove, which is expected to preserve I lie huge creature for nui MnleSuIte' peri. od of time. The operation required the services of three Cleveland butcher who consented to play tbe roleiot' Jonas' 1u a manner and for a purpote which thai performer nevir contemplated when he created the part. They deacenUe! into the whale's stomach and cut away super fluous portions of the flesh and removed the entrails. Leviathan was then wash- fed as clean &4st whistla from stem to ternr preparatery-to the embalming process. r i "t " N. vlfriuijajll'a.siieot jOuQaU has given the most positive instructions to I'ostmaster-General James to prose cnttfhe Ur reuto. investigation (With out mercy, 'no matter who' is' hurt. He says nobody is to be .'"saved, V Thia ought to calm General lirady." He bai hj lima ted that he has kpt all his papers, and that if he is .pressed too hard several people will be daniaced. So much the better 1 Ilr'adyls the fa ail 'ahf gowd patriot he claims to be, the country ought to know if." It he is a scxMindrel who is shielding a Tot of other scound rels, tho country ought ba to kayw- it. I.'t tlie keen brii;ht sunlight of pubHc- il V l relW-ted ' upon the whole of them. ' j-. : ' " . i j i s " . . : . J i ? From a table in the Cincinnati Com mcrcial, showing the 'ratio of votes to population .in. JU'ty-n'me of the larger cities of the union, it is shown that In. dianapolis casts the largest proportional voto, t to. eaf k S.86 of population, and the smallest is cast by Providence, R. I., hemif 4tnly-l to each itUof population. AlthtSy caHfe lko'secohi largest propor -tiosMle vrt in 4he-eMrc list, and the average for eight cities ,.1 to 4-95. Thf -oie of No York; 0V (lio 6p!) is Velftthtry mallsr than 'any of the eight cities fropi thut state. Philadelphia's Chicago's 1 to 0.11; Boston's 1 to 6.79; St. Louis', 1 to TStO; Ctuclnnatl'a 1 to 4 W. -Tbe svecuge ot the cities reporting is 1 to 5.74 " I Hrk Tcibuao: Geoj-ai init'i fraii k and entertaining speech in the City f Mexico ought to dispel all dis trmt froia the Mexican mind as to the motiyegpf his connection with the new railway enterprises in that country. It expTinles completely the absurd notion that he has some ulterior purposo. in the liireetiorf of kn ansai;n. His pbject ht"busieia anil narTpolitis,aiiit Utncon ncction he seeks to establish between the United-States nnil" Mexico is purcly'a conjinSrcial one. Ilia account of his de-' feat n'd disappointment in lus, scheme for annexing San Domingo," and the conclusion he came to as the result of his mistake in that affair, tbat tbe peo ple of tho United States , do not desire more territory , is a cur loos - example of his simplicity and opcn-bearledness, when be gets out of his shell of habi tual reticence. Now that they have his assiiriUM O that he is not an annexationist the Jloxicans will no doubt welcome him with unreserved cordiality. The trial of a monk in the Province of Pultova for the murder of a brother monk throws a vivid light upon the mor als of Russian iiiotia-Hlrict, and particu- urly uMn the monastery of Peresloff. It was proven in the trial, which result ed in the sentence of the murderer to life-long imprisonment in the Siberian uiioofi, that the brotherhood were in the habit of p:iludog out uion the peasants at exorbitant prices, as relics of various saints, secondhand images which had been bought for a trifling sum at the Great Fair. lustead of using proper bread for the communion they employed the refuse from their own tables, and fabricated sacramental wine by mixing tea and vinegar. ' But these examples of fraud and penuriousness fade into insig nificance when compared with the drunkenness and debauchery which pre vailed in the monastery.. These disclos urea have fortunately aroused a public opinion in Russia, which "will not be satisfied, the Golos says, unless immedl ate action is taken to purify the monas tic institutions of the Empire.: '( . ; . , j ii ' t ' St. Louis Globe-Democrat: It Is all nonsense to speak, as many newspapers do, of tbe Globe-Democrat's position on tbe Conkling-Robertson question, as the result of "an effort to keep the Grant movement alive for 1884." The Grant movement is dead and buried beyond the hope or desire for resurrection. If there ever was any intention to put Grant forward again, its fulfillment was rendered Impossible by Grant's own conduct in withdrawing from the great body of the people, among whom his strength lay, and seeking fellowship and favors among tbe wealthy few of New York As a citizen of Illinois, spending Uie long lamiuer evening of his life at his old home, Grant was a pos sible candidate; as a pensioner upon the bounty of a few millionaires, the suggestion of his candidacy would be a suggestion of lunacy on the pait of him who mode it. . We are for Mr. Conkling in the fight which the president has un wisely forced upon ktm because we are unwilling to see a great and brave , man causelessly and needlessly assailed by men of bis own party. A new evidence of the civilizing in fluences of BourbonUm is furnished in the fact that numerous converts to Mor- ooatam are- being mad by - propagan dists of that abominable heresy in differ ent parts of the south. This Is signifi caob "The emntsaries of polygamy haye given evidence of their mean cun ning in selecting for their field of oper ations a section where the leaven of pop ular (dncalioa la practically an- known and 'where A the" standard 'of general intelligence is consequently far below that of the free north and the great west.,- The fabric of Mormonjsm la founded ' upon tbe 'grossest 'forms of error, and while it derived its early im petus from men of talent, but of 411. directed force, its perpetuity is Condi tioned upon the ignorance .and de pravity i of. Its' fatnre ;ruit-'"Tne south may claim tbat its peculiar systems have t been maligned by designing politicians, but until the disciples .of Brigham loung meet with the same success in obtaining rein forcement in New England and Kansas that have crowned . their efforts in Mis sissippi and Georgia, the country will be slow to believe that Bourbon domination is' conducive to the highest forms of mimUl anil mrtk1 nillnm ' r GRINDING. . Tbe senate has finally gnne into ex ecutive session, and quite a list of the nominations submitted to that body by the. president have been confirmed. The Robertson appointment has not yet been acted upon, and it is not likely that the circus will begin till tbat vexed question is brought up. The newsaper correspondents represent Mr. Conkling as intent upon gore, but the various ru mors that prevail concerning the support he can muster in the senate, in making his flgb against the administration, will be verified orj-efutetj by nothing short of a vote on the appointment" in question. It is morally certain that , the President w ill yield noth ing in the premises, having acted in accordance with his best convictions In this mutter, and not being disposed to make any concessions to what he evi dently regards as an unwarranted spirit of dictation on the part of tbe New York 8-uator. We believe that public senti ment (s with the administration in itlie contest, and that Mr. Conkling will make nothiug by allowing bis personal autmus to ternieut tlio elements ot ilis- Cord at a time when so much uiieht be aeeoinpiished for the country and tbe Republican party, by harmonious action. In the meantime, the advises from Washington, are explicit in the state ment' that, after Uie' transaction of the necessary business by the senate, the fight on (he majority rule will lie re sumed, and if necessary, the dead-lock Jill be maintained all summer. While is alternative would be deeply de plored by the country, the people would be more fully reconciled to such a dis pensation as succeeding-tbe accomplish ment of the business upon which the senate has entered than they showed themselves to be pending its action upon the appointments - which have ac cumulated during the progress of its windy debate. GETT1NO WARM. By our ttlerams to-day from Wash ington it will be seen that the llht be tween the President and Senator Conk ling is assuming an interesting und de cidedly belligerent shape. The Presi dent has taken the very decided step to ithdraw nil lbcConkliui5 aooointmcnts in New'T'ork.'and bo lias as decidedly refused to withdraw the name of Mr. Robertson. This can but be regarded as a bold declaration of war on the great New York senator, which he will not be slow to accept. ; This difficulty will be deeply tegretted by every , Republican, and bailed with delight by all shades of opjositiou to tbe party in powecl.Its tflijet on, the pnrty cannot but be disastrous, espec ially in tbetste'of NevtYiirk. It" win" undoubtedly yiiyiuV the,iarty iii that state, and give it again Into the hands of foe Democrats. Mr. Conkling is a great man, and the Republican party is under obligations to him, but We? think he is demanding a littje Ufo "much" of President Garfield, when ttre'i undertakes jto 'dirtate who shall and who shall not bold office in New York. This is asking a little toomsch. -The Chicago convention, af ter the nomination of Garfield, virtually said to Conkling, select the man lor Ice president.,' . 'His man was nominated. The party was disposed to give him full credit for all be hail done. He had been favored in all possible ways.; Pre-ident Garfield in assuming lh duties or the presidency thought it proper to attempt to heal the divisions in New York, and it was Willi this view that Mr. Robert son was appointed. His ability and fitness are.. not questioned. His ap pointment was endorsed by the New York legislature and by the press large ly. The only reason Mr. Conkling ob jects to Robertson is that be docs not like him personally that they arc polit ical enemies. The president did not feel bound to carry Mr. Conkling's per sonal quarrels into bis administration. Tli is is about the status of the mutter as we understand it, and it is certainly not to the discredit of James A. Garfield to learn that he has determined to be presi dent in fact as well as in name. The Republicans of the country will endorse his position with few exceptions. SUED FOR LIBEL. Commonwealth: G. W. Reed, pro- prietor, and Col. a N. Wood ami D. P Mitchell, editors of the Topeka State Journal were sued Wednesday in a civil suit by Rev. Allen Buckner, Chaplain of the senate. ' The lawyers in the cose are Messrs. Davis & Jet more, and the amoant claimed as damages is tenthous- sand dollars. A criminal information was also filed against the same parties by the County Attorney with Davis & Jelmore as assistants. We believe that Messrs. Reed and Wood were arrested Wednesday afternoon, but that Mr. Mitch ell was not in the city. "The action is for libel tbat is contained in the fol lowing letter, published in the weekly (not in the daily) Journal of March 24th. 1881. We copy tbe article aa it appears in the petition of the plaintiff: A "fRKYINO" PARSON. Topkka, March 22. To the Editor of tine Daily Kanma Utate Journal. Rev. Allen Bucker (meaning the said plaintiff) swore on the 28th day of Janu ary, 1881, that there was due him (mean ing tne piainimi sju, tor ten uays as Chaplain of the senate. February 14th he (meaning the plaintiff) swore to ten days more and drew $30 additional ' On tne itn ci aiarcn ne (meaning tne plaintiff) swore to thirty fi re days more, and drew $102. In each case he (mean ing the plaintiff) swore as follows: "1 ao solemnly swear mat tne above bill is just, correct, and remains due and unpaid ; that the amount claimed there- in is ociuaiiy uuw accoruiug 10 law. - A LI. EN tSUCKXEK. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28lh day of January, A. D. 1881, 1'. 1. UONKBKAKK, AUUUOr. There is not a word of truth in that affidavit. First. He (meaning the plaintiff) only prayed for the senate twenty -seven times, lie (meaning the plaintiff) "preyed" on the state treasury fifty-four times. There were only tniity-seven prayers made in the state senate during the en tire session, and ten of them were not made by Rev. Allen Buckner (meaning the plaintiff). He (meaning the plain tiff) swears the amount was due accord ing to law ; there was no law on the sub ject. He (meaning the plaintiff) swears it was just. This was false, - because he (meaning the plaintiff) - only worked half the time he (meaning the plaintiff) charged for. Ha (meaning the plaintiff) swears it was correct, which was false, and Buckner (meaning tho plaintiff) knew it to be falae, which all goes to show that the Rev. Allen ' Buckner (meaning the plaintiff) is much better at preying off of the stata, than praying for the senate.-- We have a strong suspicion that such preyiiiff -does tbe stale more harm than the legislature good. Had some ' greenbacker , made , these affi davits for service never performed, and on ' such f alse ' affidavits drew money not -due ,3 him, he would have been - indicted for false swearing and getting money uader false pretenses ; and it would have served him right, too. Now Buckner (meaning the plaintiff) wants to prey on the state as Chaplain of the penitentiary. Signed - N. Parson Buckner says that he was the party who filed charges against Rev. D. P. Mitchell in the Methodist conference. and oa which he was silenced. Mr. Mitchell appealed to a higher church court, and pending this appeal the above letter was published in the Weekly Journal, which circulates to some extent I among Methodists and that tbe animus I Af It- wo t fT"ft lltA nno,l a.u HERE AND THERE. The racquet is generally conceded to le the comedy of motion. ; It has been discovered that some of the members of the Wrhittakcr court arc try ing one another's tempers instead of the cadet. If the present tide of immigration continues it will soon be difficult for English-speaking people to make them selyes understood. The next time Gorliam attempts to an nihilate the administration he will prob ably take the, precaution to tackle fAho contract In convenient sections. . An Ohio man is ia the field with a lecture on "The Cily of Hell.'f He Is supposed to be in the employ ofthe local board of immigration at Kansas Cit v. . The arrival of a Chinese actress in New York has already obviated ' the ne cessity of employiug rat exterminators iu the green rooms of tbe leading thea tres of the metropolis. The United States si-nalor who really enjoys the prospect of s aying iu Wash ington all summer for the sake of put ting George C. Gorliam into office should stand up anil be counted. The venerable Dcuiocialic relics who arc still voting for Jackson have !ccn consigned, to a lek seat b" General. Weaver, who is inskbiif , greenback ' speeches In- Pennsylvania. . i . Tbe most unique feature of tbe star route scandal is that the flue Italian band of Mr. Tildcn has, up to this time. failed to materialize in the developments connected with thut savory affair. It must be tbat Sittiug Bull has finally conquered his mad yearnings for a white plug hat and a pair of . peach-blow trousers. There has been nothiug said about bis surrender for three whole days. Still another ' Polar expedition, this latest to be fitted out by Lord Lonsdale. The force in the Arctic Oceau promises to one day be large iniougb for a t-iuuit-taneons movement at supporting dis tances. Since the prohibition law has 1 en in force in Portland, thirty-one residents of thut city have paid nearly $C!,000 in fines. Of this sum $4 1,479 was paid to Palric and James McGiuchy. The fines were paid during a pciiod tif twenty-six year.! . " . ' ' : i New York nerald :' ft was predicted by a lecturer last night that in lcw years the colored population ofthe south will have gone west. If this happens, the south will lose' a!s; lis' undesirable white people ; too, for bad southerners must have somebody to lynch. ; t The prospects for a socedy iwihtieal revolution in the Democratic. sikleof Missouri are constantly growing bright er. Nodaway .county is V fl tli 9 'scene of a double lianging oil thet'lthof June, when the Talbot I boys, convicted for the murder of their father, are to stretch hemp. The national committee of the Gri en- back party livill meet at St Loui;on tho th of June. W o have been fearful all along that the flippaut skepticism iharif fested by the public in relation to the at mospheric disturbances predicted by the astronomers- during tbe perihelion : of the larger planets,' would come home to roost. ill" ' . . . - . ; Duriug.hr recent visit to - New York Mrs. Garfield looked iuto the furuiture and carpet warero ms with the view of refurnishing the While Hous'--. It h:is been decided to restore to the parlors the distinctive colors by which tlu-y have long been known. At present in tbe "Red Parlor" other colors than red pre dominate. The diplomats and senators at Wash ington have all been going to the circus within the past few days. Vice-President Arthur did not disdain Uie attrac tions of the elephants and lions, tbe clown and the gymnasts; and Senator Anthony got a renewed attack of rheuma tism under the canvas. Even Senator Sherman's grave face was visible; and the British minister made up a party and took forty scats. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. "For I am king o thij May, mamma; I am king o' the May." John I. St. John. There are well grounded apprehen sions that Dave Payne, the athletic blow- hard of the Oklahoma lizzie, will take the lecture field. When Gorham is driven to seek ab solute repose from his editorial and po- itical cares, be should sit down mid count over his friends. The frigidity of Charles Francis Adams is the acme of incandescence compared with the arctic coolness of Senator Burn side when he is fighting mad. If General Grunt is annexing Mexico, he is accomplishing tbe work in a noise less manner that is eminently worthy of the only and original great. American Sphinx. ' ' ... Dorsey says that Brady is a scoundrel. As reciprocity is tho law of admiration, we presume tbat Brady has. an equally exalted view of the moral attributes of Dorsey. We respectfully call Sol. Miller's at tention to Abo Steinbcrger's description of tbe "racquet." The Nestor of the Chief boil better keep a sharp eye on his baggage. i 5 OVER THE STATE A druggist at Topeka has been arrest ed for celling Hosteller's bitters. The bilious citizens at the capital should be thankful that the new temperance law does not proscribe liver-pads. ' ; Auditor of State Bonebrake issued fifty-nine patents for school bonds dur ing tbe month of April, embracing 6,- 575 acres, of which 3,010 were cast and 3,005 west of the south principal merid ian. The former brought $3.05 and the latter $3.75 per acre. There were 171 Farmers Alliances or ganized in Kansas up to April 1, includ ing fifty -five counties. A strong appeal is being made for these organizations to be kept up, so that in lime, by united action, they may become powerful in their efforts to promote tbe interests of the farmers. . As it is gener4lly understood that the embargo upon all species of Intoxicants at the state capital is proof against the devices of the most consuming thirst, it is rational to infer that tbe party who was observed to interview a wooden In dian on Kansas avenue, tlie oilier night, with such cheerful persistency, was an inmate ofthe neighboring asylum, out on a short leave of absence. The Parsons saloons closed on Satur day night and the door knobs of all the gin mills in the town were decorated with crape on Sunday morning. The druggists have refused to give tbe re quired bond and the doctors to take the oath, and the consequence is there is not a drop of anything containing alcohol to be had in the city. So says a dispatch from that place, and the rumor that sev eral prominent guzzlers of the town have experienced a sudden and radical conversion from Ingersollism to a belief in a literal perdition, weuld seem to jus tify the accuracy of the report.. Agusta is fast becoming one of the prettiest towns in th state. A larse t e . 1 - . .0 uuiam i uau uouuings nave rjeen erected, several are now in process of erection ana more in contemplation. We are just booming; that's what's the matter wita us. Augusta uazette. THE NEWS. Notes from the National "aiital KOMIXATEU. Washington, D. C May 4th. Tlie President nominated today Eliot C. Jewett, ofMissouri, as assayer, in charge 01 tne assay otnee 10 bU iuis. THE PRESIDENT EXPLAINS. The President's attention having been called t a letter (published this morn ing) alledged to have been written by him to Hon. J. A. Hubbell, from Mentor, in which be says: "Please say to Brady tbat I hope he will give us all assistance possible," stated that there was not a line in the letter that he would have the slightest objection to giving to the pub lic; that the Star route contractors were neither mentioned nor thought of; that it was simply an expression of hope that Brady, a citizen of Indiana, who was re ported to have made an immense fortune in telephone stock, would respond from liis ample means ia am or bis party in the life and death struggle then going on in liis own slate. GONE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION. : The senate has just . Kone into execu tive session. The motion was made by Senator Dawes, who, in making it, repu diates! 1 lie idea mat uy so uoirtg be aju his associates were giving' up the' fight over the senate officers, which he con sidered in its scope and character aa pre senting a question ol great importance to the future weltare ot the government, involving, as it did, the righlof the ma jority to rule. ' the executive session fit tlie senate. from the information to bs gathered, is quiet, and only the routine business of relerring tne nominations to the com mittees, it is said, is indulged iu. Sev eral senators have left the executive ses sion, as there is nothing of any unusual character going on. Pendleton request ed Dawes to withdraw for a moment his motion for an executive session. Pen dleton wanted to reply to Dawes' criti cism on the Democrats, but Dawes re fused to withdraw the motion, and this refusal was iu accordance with the ar rangements of the Republicans, who shrewdly plauned to get their arguments in the l&cord without any answer. The Democratic senators all regard this as a break of tbe dead-lock, and count' upon adjournment within three weeks ; but the Republicans stoutly maintain that they are firm and united in tbe determina tion to resume tbe fight for a majority rule and continue it all summer U nec essary to win. The letter ol President Garfield, however, to Dawes, expressing tbe president's disapproval of Gorhain, has crystuli.cd the apposition to him among the ltepubliean senators, and it is not believed that they will again unani mously contend for Gorbam's election aa secretary. CONFIRMATIONS. Washington, D. C, May 4. The sen ate in executive session confirmed tbe following nominations: Robert Hitt, Illinois. Assistant Secretary of State; Hiram Price, Iowa, Commissioner of In dian Affairs; Alfred Jones, United States Marshal for the northern district of Illi nois; Sanford A. Kasson, Wisconsin, As sociate Justice of the supreme court of Dakota ; Joseph O. Jones, Postmaster at Terre Haute, Indiana- The foregoing were all confirmed by unanimous con sent. The other nominations on the table were referred to appropriate com mittees. - - - - . Becoming Mure Critical. , ... St. Loria, May 4. The sitmiou in East St. Lous is becoming more and more critical, and unless the river ceases to rise, of which there is no immediate hope, the entire city will bo submerged. Everything possible is being done to prevent this by strengthening and clc- vating the dykes and railroad embank- ments, but these have been surrounded by water so long that they are more or less soaked, and the pressure in places is so great, there being from ten to thir ty feet ot water bearing against them, 1 that the probabilities arc that there will be several, if not serious breaks, and that the whole city will be engulfed. A break is already reported in' the O. M. R. It. embankment, a mile north of tbe relay depot, and tho Vandalia track is flooded tor some distance. Should this break reach any considerable width, it will prove as disastrous as a crevasse in the Madison levee several miles north would be, as it would let tbe flood direct from the river sweep out over the bottom to the east and north, which, in a short time would circle around to the south ward and come into East St. Louis, from the rear. Many people have already left East St. Louis, and others have moved themselves and their household effects to the upper stories of their dwellings. Some of the merchants are removing their goods to this city, while others are piling Uiem up on nigb shelves or stor ing them on the second floors. Several railroads have taken their movable property from the yards on the island, and some decline to recerve any more freight fcr shipment at present. Tbe Chicago & Alton, Ohio & Mississip pi and Chicago, Burlington & Quincy dykes across the slough from the island to the mainland, have cither settled to such an extent, or become so weak, that Uiey are no ion iter serviceable, and these roads will . remove their rolling stock from their yards on the island to sifer ground. In fact, the yards on tbe island are in such danger of inundation that they will have to be abandoned. The Cairo & St. Louis narrow gauge road is sub mersed 111 many places on the bottom and has suspended operations.. The trestle of the Cairo Short Line, leading to the island, south of the bridge, has been abandoned, and the road will have to reach iu freight yards by another track. The Oklahoma Fizzle. St. Lot'iH, May 4. The Republican's Little Rock special says: Judge Park er, of the Uuited Stales court at Fort Smith, has rendered a decisiou in the case of Capt. D. L. Payne, ot Oklahoma notoriety, declaring . that none ol tbe tanus in the lnuion territory are sub ject to white settlement, the Indians holding the proprietorship thereof ab solutely and without reserve. The de cision is very lengthy, and embraces a review of all the laws and treaties made with the Indians from the first occupa tion of the Territory. wicniTA. rvas., May 4. A nnvate dispatch was received by Oklahoma rayne in this city yesterday, announc ing an unfavorable result of his trial before the United States court at Fort Smith. The faces of a number of men who had gathered to his headquarters in response to a call for a meetioe to-dav. visibly lengthened. The meeting was presided over by fayne. lie made a full statement of his arrest and trial, and a formal announcement ofthe result, but urged the settlers to stand by their or ganization until victory should crown their efforts. Payne denied the assertion that the ef- 10ns to scute the territory were backed by railroad corporations and said the charges were unwarranted. There were eighty-seven present at the meeting. many ot them from a distance and from other states. Several talks were made, in wuicn the speakers urcred the mem bcrs to contribute to Payne's support anu tne maintenance or headquarters in this ritv. Resolutions were reported from a com mittee and adopted, urging Payne to re new his efforts toward effecting a lodg ment in the territory, criticising the piace 01 l ayne a trial, ana asking for a change of venue, after which the great waiaunma 000m collapsed. In a Tisht Box. Charleston, S. C, May 5. In article 4, section 17, 01 tne constitution or the state of South Carolina, it is distinctly set forth tbnt "it shall be the duty of the judges of the supreme and circuit courts to file their decisions within sixty days from the last day of the term of court at which tbe causes were beard." Anv -de parture from this provision is clearly a violation 01 uie constitution, t wo and a half months have elapsed since the close of tbe term of tbe supreme court at which the Charleston county election case was heard, and up to the present hour, no decision has been rendered. The only question before the tribunal is whether three unscrupulous poli ticians, appointed commissioners to conduct tbe election in Charleston county, shall be - allowed to trans gress law and decency. Contrary to the wording and spirit ot the election law, these men, of whom one was im ported from .Edgefield tor the occasion, threw out seven boxes which contained large Republican majorities on tbe most flimsy ex parte statements of the Demo cratic strikers, thereby disfranchising 3,747 Republicans, and giving the coun ty to the Democrats. Of course, the Democratic board of state canvassi confirmed the action of the commission ers, and hence the appeal to the supreme court, mtn law and justice on the lie- publican aide, and ' fear of offending Democratic politicians on the other, the judges find it difficult to screw up their courage to render a decision. IShould they decide against the -former It would make good citi zens feel that the highest tribu nal in the state has officially declared that voting is useless, and a formal, if not a -dangerous farce. On tbe other hand, a decision annulling the action of tnecommisioners would hand the coun ty back to the liepublicans, brcik up the Democratic party, and set the tongues loose 01 the Democratic county otnees. several of whom have openly proclaim ed mat in such an event thev would di vulge the hidden rascality of the Bour bon managers. Considering these facts, it is said the supreme court has conclud ed to pursue a middle course that is, it will not render a decision. In other words, rather than expose themselves to the attacks of Republican newspapers and the contempt of tbe public, or their party to annoyance and disruption, the supreme judges prefer to ignore thecon stitntion which they are sworn to obey and uphold. . Sued fur Default of Contract. - Baltimore. Md.. May 4. About two years ago the Western Maryland Agri cultural Society, which holds its annual isir ai cumoeriano, iuu., contracted with the Rev. Henry Ward Beecber to deliver the annual address at its October fair. The fact of, the contract was wide ly published, but for some cause Beecber was not present and couseoueutlv faiied to deliver tbe address. There was great disappointment among the throng of vis itors at the tair, and 11 ic Society was ac cused of having made its announcement without authority as a card to draw. A day or two since it was telegraphed from vvashmirton with eeucral news that Sir. Beecber was in that cit v. and his pres ence became known to tbe oiliceis ofthe Society at Cumberland. .. . lieeelier let I ft ashini;loii this mornini for New York, and when the train in its pa&sace throush Baltimore slopited at the Union depot a deputy sheriff stepped aboard and served a summons on Beecb er to answer the suit brought against mm by tho Agricultural isocietv lor bis failure to deliver the address, the sum mons being returnable at Cumberland on the second Monday in May. Beecber took; the matter very good humoredly and said he would answer through coun sel. Some excitement was occasioned among the passengers at the action of the officer, but amusement took its place when the nature of the business was made known. Municipal Elections.' Louisville. Ky., May 4. The elec tions in New Albany and Jefi'crsonvillc, Indiana, for municipal officers: yester day, resulting ia the election of tire Ueiuocratic ticket m the lormer except marshal. In the latter. Warden, Demo crat, was elected "mayor for the fourth; tims. The result oa tbe balance is 1 mixed. St. Paul, May 4. At tbe municipal election here yesterday, the entire Demo cratic ticket was elected by a majority ranging from 10 to 1,200. Edmund Rice was elected mayor by a large mnioritv. ' One Republican measure, the voting of bonds for a high school building, was carried by a large majority. 1 Indianapolis. ind may a. At the municipal election yesterday the entire ltepubliean ticket was elected, t he ma jority for D. W. Gruabs, for mayor, will ue between sou anu m wniie on me balance of the ticket the majority ranges from 10 to 1,500, which arc about tbe usual majorities. The council stands IS Republicans, and 7 Democrats-, the board of aldermen stands 8 Republicans and 2 Democrats. At Richmond, lud, tho entire Rcpul can ticket was elected-; ' Fighting the Floods. - - St. Louis. May 5. The levee along the river bank at a point opposite Maiuc oki, on the Chicago & Alton road, about eight miles above h.ast St. Louis, broke this forenoon, and the water is now over flowing a strip or bottom land between the Chicago & Alton railroad track and the river. The crevasse is. said to be fitly feet wide and several feet deep. The effect of this, break will simply be to overflow the narrow piece of bottom be tween Mameoki and Venice on tbe south and some farming lands on the north be tween the Chicago & Alton road bed and tho river. A large extra force of mm has been put to work on the Chicago & Alton track to patrol and strengthen it. Unless the river is hitrli enough to over flow this embankment at some point, no material damage will be done other than washing out some growing crops. The situation in East St. Louis is practi cally unchanged. The river seems to be nearly stationary to-day, and many have ceased to fear any great additional rise. A Boom In Stocks. New York. May 5. Tlie Post says. that the stock speculations have not been so active and "booming" for many months as now, as an enormous "short interest" had been formed in the market for the covering of these or be ginning to cover. It is stated that the prices are upwards, and thut an advance had hardly got under way before the public began buying, and the outsiders are now competing tor the stock in the market with those who had sold stocks short, and who are, therefore, of tbe present compulsory buyers. I his is the situation at this moment and with an outlook, for many strange things have happened, of a raging and wild specu lation during tbe next two or three months, the same, of course, to be ac complished with the usual re-action. Arrested for Makius False Entries. Wichita, Kan , May 5. U. S. Deputy Marshal Moben arrested - in Sumner county and brought to this city, yester day. Lou Wallace aud W. Ostrander, charged with making false entries of government lands, me marsnai went back to day to take into custody w . u. Johnson, who is charged with the same offense. The parties will bo arraigned before U. 8. Commissioner Hatton to morrow. It is claimed that these par tics arc concerned in a large number of false entries. - Nashville Races Nashville. May 5. The fourth ' day of the Nashville association race, result ed as follows: First race Mile heats, for all ages; Long Taw was the favorite. Pacific won. takinc second and third beats. Julia Beunoe won first heat; Long Taw third. Time l:oO'i, 1:01, and 1:54M. Second race Dash mile and a quar ter, all ages; twelve started; Boulevard was the favorite. Annie Augusta won ; Granger second ; Boulevard third. Time, 2:WM- - Crops In Trego County. -Wa-Keeney, Kas., May 5. Trego county has been blessed with copious rains. We had plenty of snow and rain during the winter, and since the opening of spring we have bad several jrood rains. Wheat is from ten to twelve inches high, and there is every prospect of a pood wheat harvest in Trego county. The farmers are busy putting in corn and other spring crops. The prospect for good crops of all kinds cannot be better than they are at present in this section of the state. Orange Blossoms. St. Louis. May 3. A Republican's St. Joseph Mo., special, says that Professor Kicnar A froctor, the .English astrono mer, and Mrs. Sallie D. . Crowley, . of this city, were married at Christ Epis copal church at 4 o'clock this afternoon. The church was filled with an unusually brilliant assemblage. Tbe bride Is a daughter ot Charles M. Thompson, of this city, and a niece, ot Uen. M. Jeff. Thompson, of Confederate fame. They left for the east this evening. As Good as Dead. New York, May 5. There can be no further disguising the fact that the World's Fair project is as good as dead, that tbe scheme will soon be brouzbt to a close. The most suitable method of closing the work of the commission is under consideration and will soon be re ported for action. Tbe conditional and unconditional subscriptions will not foot up over $1,000,000. . Another owtfer Explosion... New York, May 5. This afternoon five cases of giant powder, containing five hundred pounds, exploded -on the sidewalk: in front of 207 East Fifty-ninth street. Half the bouses in the block were shaken, but no damage w&? done and no person huit.. The affair caused tbe wildest excitement on the east side: No cause is given for the explosion. Comlnj to Kansas., Chicaso, May 5. During April 80, 000 to 85,000 emigrants from foreign lands passed through Chicago to settle in the states and territories of the north west; many, however, preferring tbe fer tile soil and pleasant climate of Kansas. This is aa increase of forty per cent, over the figures of April, 1880. Duraace Desperadoes. . Dcrango. Col- May 4. The Stockton gang of desperadoes have left Dorango lor good, and it is thought have lelt tne state to avoid arrest on a requisition from tbe governor or mew .Mexico. THE ONE DOLLAR BILL. ' It was a stormy night in April. Squire x wuci u oy 111s glowing ore glad that ho had everything prepared lor the drsnchmg rain, aud was so comfortably housed and provided for. At his call Mrs. Partlet came to his side. Then 6he heard a knock and she went to an. swer it, and presently returned to lier "Jo, dear, iu Luke Ruddilove," she said half apprehensively. The Squire nvver looKeu up irom bis paper. "Tell him he has made a mistake. The tavern is on the corner beyond." "Bnt be wants to know if you could lend hiui a dollar," said Mrs. Partlet. "And couldn't vou have told him no. without the preliminary ceremony of coming in nerc to asa me is it likely tbat I shall lend a dollar or even a cent to Luke Ruddilove? Why, I had a great deal belter throw it in among yonder red coals! No of course not!" Mrs. Partlet hesitated. "He looks so pinched and cold and wretched, Josiah. He says there's no body in tbe world to let him have a cent." ; "All the bolter for him, if be did but know it," sh:u-ply enunciated the Squire. "If it had come to this pitch a halt doz en years ago, perhaps he wouldn't have been the miserable man be is now." "We used to go to school together," said Mrs; Partlet gently. "He was tha smartest lioy in tlie class." 'That's, probable enough," said the Squire, "but it doesn't alter the fact that he's a joor, drunken wretch now. Send him about his business, Polly, and il" his time is of auy consequence, just lot him know that he hod better not waste it coming hue after dollars." And the Squire leaned back in his chair after a positive fashion, as if the Whole matter was definitely decided. , Mrs. Paitlet went back to the kitchen where Luke Ruddilove was spreading his poor, thin fingers over the blaze o;' the tire, bis tattered garments steaming as if he was a pillar of vapor. "He won't let you have it, Luke," said she; "I thought he wouldn't." "Then I've got to starve like any oth er clog!" said Luke Ruddilove, turning away moodily. "And, after all I don't suppose that it makes any difference whether I shullle out of the world to day or to-morrow." "Oh, Luke, not to your wife?" ' "She'd be better off without me." said Luke, downheartedly. "uut she ought not to be." "Oueht and is are two different tbinirs. Mrs. Partlet. Good night! I ain't go ing to the tavern, thoush I'd wasrer something the squire thought I was." ' "And isn't it natural enough that he should think so, Luke?" "les yes Mary, I don't say but what it is." murmured Luke, in the same de. jected tone he had used throughout the uiicrnew. - "Stay!" Mrs. Partlet called to him. as his hand lay ou the door latch, in a low yoice. "Here '8 a dollar, Luke. Mr. Part let gave me for a new piece of oil cloth in iront 01 the dining room ttove, but I'll try aud make tbe old one do a little while longer. And, Luke, for the sake of old times, for the sake of j-our wife. -1 1 1 . . ... win you uo oeiierT ' Luke Ruddfovc looked vacantly first at the fresh, new bank bill iu his hand, and then at the blooming young matron who placed it there. - "Thank you, Mary," he said, aud crept out of the warm, bright kitchen. in 10 the siorm and darkness that reigned without. Mrs.- Partlet stood lookintr into tho kitchen fire. "1 dare say I've done a very foolish thing," she pondered. "But indeed I could not help it. Of course he will spend it a the public house, and I 6liall do without my oil cloth, that will be the end of it all." And there whs a conscious flush ou her check, as if she had done something wrong, when she rejoined the Squire in tlie sitting room. "Weil," said Squire Partlet, "that ne cr-do-well gone at last?" "To Stoke's tavern, I suppose." "I hope not, Josiah." "I'm afraid it's past hopinjr for." said the Squire shrugging his shoulder. ' "And now for a pluasaut evening. How it docs rain, to be sure."- And Mrs. Partlet kept the secret of the dollar bill within her own heart. It was six months afterward that the Squire came into the room where his wife was preserving some great red ap ples into a jelly. " ell, well," quoth be, "wonders will never cease. The Kuddiloves have gone away." "Uonc where !" "I don't know; out west somewhere with a colony. And they say Luke hasn't touched a drop in six months." "I'm glad 01 that," said Mrs. i'arlleL "It won't last long " said the Squire despairingly. -Why not?" ' "Ob, I don't know. 1 haven't any faith in these sudden reforms." Mrs. Partlctt was silent; she thought thankfully that after all Luke had not spent the dollar for liquor. Six months six years-i-thc time sped along in days ami weeks, almost before busy little Mrs. Partlet knew that it was gone. The Ruddilovcs had got back to Sequossctt. "They do say," said Mrs. Bucking bam, "that he's'liougbt that 'ere lot down opposite the court bouse, and is going to build such a bouse as never was." "He must have prospered greatly," said tbe gentle Mrs. Partlet. "And bis wife wears a silk gown that will stand alone with its own richness," said Mrs. Buckingham "I can remem ber when Luke Ruddilove was nothing but a poor drunken creature." "All the more credit to him now," said Mrs. Partlet, emphatically. "Its to be all o stun, witli mantels and inlaid floors. And he's put a lot of papers aud things under the corner one." "The corner what?" said Mrs. Part- let, laughing, ' floor or mantle!" "Stun, to be sure," said Mrs. Buck ingham, "like they do in public build ings, you know." . ( "That is natural enough." "Well, its kind o' queer; but Luke Ruddilove never wan't like nobody else. Folks think its dreadful strange he should put a dollar bill in with the other things." Mrs. Partlet felt her cheeks flush scar let; and glanced up to where the Squire was checking off a list of legal items in the bill be was making out against some client. But be did not look around, and Mrs. Buckingham went on with her never'ceasing flow of chit-chat, and tbe color died away in her check. After all the money was her own to give, and the oil cloth in front of the dining-room stove had answered very well. She met Luke Ruddilove that after noon for the first time since his return to Scquosset Luke himself, yet not himself; the demon of intemperance crushed out of his nature, and its better and nobler elements triumphing at last. He looked her brightly in the face, as he held out his hand. "Mary!" "I'm glad to see you back again, Luke," she said, tremulously. ; "And well you may be," be rejoined. "Do you remember the night you gave me the dollar bill, and begged me not to go to tbe tavern ?" "Yes." "Tbat night was the pivot on which my whole destiny turned. You were kind to roc when every one else spoke coldly; you trusted mo when all other faces were averted. I vowed a vow to myself to prove worthy of your confi dence, and I kept it- I did not spend the money ; I treasured it up and heaven has added mightily to my little store. I put the dollar bill under the corner stone of my new house, for the house has ris en from it, and it alone. I won't offer to pay you back, for I'm afraid," be ad ded, smilingly, "the luck would go away from me with it, but I'll tell you what I will do, Mary; I will give money and words of trust and encouragement to some other poor wretch, as you gave me." A SETTLERS' ESCAPE FROM INDIANS. : Just below Kanawha Falls,' in West Virginia, writes a correspondent of a Louisville paper, is an overhanging rock jutting out about one hundred feet over the seething whirlpool, and about the same height above. This was once the scene of a remarkable adventure. The Indians were in hot pursuit of Van Bibber, a settler and a man of distinction in thoae early days. He was hard pressed, and all access to the river above and below being cut off, he was driven - to this jutting rock, which proved to be the Jumping off place for aim. He stood on the rock in full view of the enemy, who yelled triumphantly at the certainty of his speedy capture. "He stood op boldly, and with his rifle kept them at bay. Aa he stood there he looked across the river and saw his wife with her baby in her arms, all helpless to ren der assistance. They stood as if petrified with terror and amazement. Presently she cried at the top of her voice : "Leap into the river and meet me!" , Laying her baby upon the grass, aba HARDWARE. LOOMS & LOOMS, DEALERS IN HARDWARE Stoves and Tinware, BARB WIRE, Agricultural Implements and SEWING MACHINES. East side Commercial street between Sixth and Serentn avenues. sprang into a skiff and seized the oars. As she neared the middle of the river her husband saw the Indians coming in full force and yelling like demons. "Wife, wife," he screamed, "I'am com ing; drop down a little lower!" With this he sprang from his crag and descended like an arrow into tbe water. He rose near her; in a moment the ca noe was along side of him, and she help ed him to scramble into it amid a show er of shot and arrows tbat the battled Indians poured upon them. The daring wife did not speak a word ; her husband was more dead than alive, and all de pended on her strength being maintain ed till they could reach the bank. This they did, just where she had started, right where tbe baby was still Ivine crowing and laughing. Some men pull ed tne skill nigu up on the sand, and tbe wife slowly arose and helped to lift Van Bibber to his feet, then, seating her self, she wept wildly. The baby is now a grandfather, and that rock is called "Van Bibber's Rock" to this day. AN OX-CART. An Incident In a (Suhernatorlnl Contest In Iowa Twenty Year Ago. From the Washington ilcpubUcan. Some twenty years txso, without solic itation on his part. Secretary Kirkwood received tho Republican nomination for governor of tbe young and growing state of Iowa. - It was not a very desirable po sition, as at that time there were only a few miles of railroad west of the Missis sippi river, and it was expected that he would make a thorough canvass of tho entire state. Ex-United States Senator A. C. Dodge and at that time Buchan an's minister to Spain was nominated by tho Democrats as Kirkwood's com petitor, and came home with a "flourish of trumpets" swallow-tail coats and brass buttons, expecting to grind tue people s granger between the upper and nether political mil lstonc into tine powder. Ac cording to previous arraugements the two gentlemen started across the coun try in separate conveyances to the little city of Washington to discuss jointly the political questions ot the day. Kirk wood and a friend had tbe advance, aud, nearing the village, discovered in the bushes by tbe side of tbe road four beau tiful horses hitched before nn elegant carriage. The secretary's friend . re marked : "Well, I guess they have come out to meet you in tine style." How ever, on the other side of tbe road, a lit tle further on, was another vehicle, a lumber wagon, a hay rack and two yoke of oxen in charge of two or three men. When within speaking distance one of the men, hailing, inquired : "Be you Sam Kirkwood " On receiv ing an atnrmativu answer the ox team men sxid they were a reception commit tee and desired' Mr. Kirkwood to take a scat in their wagoirat once, staling they would explaiir matters on their way to town. By advice of his friend Mr. Kirkwood took a icat with the commit tee, and the driver, putting his butt with out mercy to the oxen, and at breakneck speed up hill and do sn they rode into town. At the suburbs tuey were met by a procession beaded with martial music, and were conducted in fine stylo around the square, fetching up at the speaker's stand. The parade being something new in those days, all the boys and most of the men of every political faith join ed in the procession, and as cheer after cheer went up for Kirkwood as he rode In the humble carriage of the yeomanry of that day .things were carried by storm, so when Qen. Dodge arrived, drawn by four-in-hand, in style and splendor, tbe people simply stood on the sidewalk and looked bewildered. During the delivery of the speeches it was evident the mass es were in sympathy with Kirkwood, and the vote in the fall showed for the first time a good round Republican ma jority in Washington county. The rea son Uiat a. irk wood was driven to town in a homely ox-wagon was that the Deni ocrats bad stolen a march on the Repuli licans by securing the only respectable carriage in the city for their man, and it was only iett tor Uie itepuolicans to do the next best thing, to make it as ludic rous as possible, and it proved a good hit." A CONSTITUENT. He gave all the hackmen at the Hud son depot a stand off, brushed the lioot blacks right and left, and shouldered his sixty pounds of baggage and started up Third avenue in search of a tavern. He was a right up and down man, and he wanted to strike a tavern where they bad an old-fashioned boiled dinner. "Just come in from Albany." be ob served as he fell in with a pedestrain. "Uju eh ? lieen out to Uie legislature ?" "You bet I have. I'm not a member but I made things hum out there all the same." "Have a bill V "Not exactly. I came down from county to take the kinks out of our member, lie was sating tn with a high head, and if I'd waited ten days long er he'd had been bossing the whole state. What d'ye think?" "I dunno." "He wouldn't speak to me when I first got there! Think of that! Up home there we rated him about No. 4. and sent him down to Albany more because none of the rest of us could leave, and he wanted to cut me colder'n a wedge ! What d'ye th ink T" "Rather mean." "You bet! But I lowered his nose a bit- We'd heard how he was prancing around and putting on airs and making out he run our county, and a few of us got together and - wrote him a letter. It didn't seem to do any good, and so we fot together again and they sent me own to put on the currycomb." "And you did "Didn't I?" He'd put in about a dozen bills affecting our county, and I mashed all but two. He had hud him self out for six or seven speeches, and I mashed all but one. Tbe first day I got there he was supporting motions and moving to amend and strike out, but I mighty soon let him understand that no such chaff passed fur oratory with us. He tried to bulldoze me at first, but when he found his constituency had got af ter him he calmed down. He'd been fooling with the game law, and had got mixed up with a dog-tax bill, and a saw log law, and a bill about inland fishing, and I don't know what else. I took him out behind the state house and .says I : 'Now, boy, squat! Your constituents demand that you calm right down. We don't want no Cicero in ours, and we wont have it. We sent you down here to do a little quiet work, and not to prance around and imagine you've got Patrick Henry's hat on. We are a hum ble people, taking kindly to log houses and johnny-cake, and we don't go a cent on big words and flourishes.'' Thai's what I told him, and he calmed." "Did, eh T" "Yon bet he did ! and if we hear any more about his rising to explain bis vote on tbe dog-tax, or moving to re-commit the musk rat bill, our county won't be no place for him to return to. . This ia the place, eh V Well, I'll fodder up and then take the train for home.".. A squaw just died in the Indian Ter ritory who was supposed to be 114 years old. The cause of her death ia attribu ted to the immoderate use of tobacco for 100 years, and a cold she contracted in 1830. "Go away from the fire, my son; the weather is not cold." "I ain't heating the weather, I'm warming my hands," said my son. In a pool across a road in the county affixed to it a board with this inscription -1 ane nouce inai woes tue water is over this board the road ia impassable." TOM KELLEY. Remarkable Faculties of a Union Scout and Spy. From the Buffalo Express. One of the most remarkable private soldiers on either side in the late war was a young mau named Tom Kcllcy, a private in tue second Micniiran lntantry. The remarkable man began with his build. He had arms a lull hand longer than any man who could be found. He had no more back-bone Uian a snake. and could almost tio himself in a knot. He could tell the date on a silver dollar held twentv feet away, and he could hear every word of a conversation in a common tone 01 voice across a street. He could run a half mile as fast as any norso could gallop, and mere was a standing offer of $10 to any man who could hold him down. On a bet of a box of sardines he once passed six senti nels within an hour. Un another occa sion ho entered the colonel's tent and brought away the officer's boots. When Tom's remarkable qualifications were discovered he was detailed as a scout and spy, and was changed from one department to another, in the ca pacity of spy he entered Richmond three times. lie entered vlcksburg and preached a sermon to the soldiers a week belore the surrender. He was in .New uricans nve days uetorc that city was taken. He was a man who firmly be lieved that be could not be killed bv an enemy, and he governed his movements accordingly. While under the orders of Gen. Hook er, Kelley proved on several occasions that he could see further with tho naked eye than any ofliccr could with a field glass. If he could get a place of con cealmeut within fifty feet of a picket, he could catch thecouutcrsign. He visited Lookout Mountain, intending to spike as many of the confederate guns as possi ble, liis disguise was that of a farmer who had been driven from home by the Union forces. The enemy somehow got suspicion of him, and he was placed in the guard house for the night. There was a sentinel at tbe door, and others near by standing guard oyer guns and stores,-but it was ull Uie same to Kcllcy. With an old tin plate for use as shovel and scoop, he burrowed out at the back end of the building, and walked up to two pieces of artillery and spiked both before any alarm was raised. When the sentinels began firing at him he ran out of camp, but before he was clear of it he was fired upon fifty times. Kelley was once captured when asleep by Missouri guerrillas. When he open ed his eyes he was surrounded by five or six men 011 foot and others in tbe saddle. It was under a tree in an open field, and ho had been tracked by a dog. As he rose up at their command, he resorted to his wonderful skill as a gymnast. By dodging and twisting and jumping he got Out of the crowd, pulled a man off his saddle, and would have escaped had not the dog fastened to his leg. He was then put under guard in a log house with only one room. Two sentinels sat at the door with revolvers in thier hands, and kept watch or his every movement. Alter an hour or two Kelley approached as if to offer them tobacco, and jumped clear over lueir neads like a deer, tie bad half a mile of open field to cross, and he crossed it under the fire of a score of muskets and revolvers without being hit. During his three years and a half in the service Kelley captured fifty-two con federates and turned them over as pris oners. He himself was captured and es caped nve times, as a spy lie entered more than thirty confederate camps and forts. He was fired upon at least 1,000 times, and yet was never wounded. He said that be would never die by the hands of an enemy, and his prophecy came true. In the fast year of the war, while bringing in a captured confeder ate scout, both were killed within forty rods of the Uulou lines by a bolt of lightning. A FAMOUS CHURCH. The semi-centennial of the Vine Street Congregational Church, Cincinnati, was celebrated, lately. The historical address, delivered by tbe Rev. Dr. C. B. Boynton, a former pastor, described .the part taken by the church in the move ment for the abolition of slavery. Dur ing the pastorales of presidents Mahan and Blanchard, the church became con spicuous for the peculiar trials and perils that beset it in what was then a slavery-ridden border city. One of these pastors for a time did not dare to have it known where he passed tbe night. These pastors and the mcmliers of the church were heroic men and women, as truely animated by tbe martyr spirit as those who have been burned at the stake, Standing firm, and suffering for Christ's sake, for humanity and the right. In the autumn of 184d, under the leadership of Rev. John Rankin, an organization called the "Free Synod" was formed in the building then occupied by the church. It embraced a number of churches in southeastern Ohio and west ern Pennsylvania, and it was for years an inpona.nl anii-siavery organization, one of the most interesting incidents of the Sunday's exercises was the reading of a letter from the Rev. Dr. Asa Mahan, the nrsi pastor 01 uie cnurcn, now living in London at the age of eighty -two. "Fifty years ago," ne wrote, "i delivered my first discourse before what was then known as the Sixth Presbyterian Church or Cincinnati. The text was Rev. xxii 17. The subject was thisr 'Nothing hinders the salvation of any individual but his own will.' May your church never cease to represent to the world a lull and a free salvation. When I ar rived in Cincinnati I found the acting members living in the city then, as I was informed, consisted of some sixteen individuals. Their place of worship was an old chapel in tbe second story of tne 010 'ijoiiege nan, corner or Walnut and Fourth &ts. Mr first audience con sisted of not over fifty hearers, a majori ty of whom were scaux! on benches with out backs. 1 lie following will indicate the state of feeling in tlie community : As our two nuie uangmers one aooui five and the other abut three years of age were out upon the sidewalk one day they were discovered by the child ren in Uie streets. Instantly the cry was raised : 'See those children ; their father is an Abolitionist, stone them.' The stones flew thick and fast about these little ones, who fled for their lives to the shelter of their own home, the younger, who a few months since went to heaven,' receiving a somewhat severe Injury by a fall upon tbe pavement." NEWSPAPER CURIOSITIES. Eostoa Comnereial Bulletin Managing editors are -looking for the following curiosities, which when found will be made a note of: Some one that can write of fishing Without referring to Izaak Walton. A correspondent who refers to an ar ticle in the paper, who read it of bis Own accord and did not have "his atten tion called" to it. A writer on free trade who can pro duce half a column without the aid of "the Chinese wall." A theatricalcntic who will not allude to "the palmy days of the drama." , A critic on art or music that can write an article tbat persons of liberal educa tion can understand without the aid of at least two dictionaries. A correspondent who writes of a sea voyage without mentioning the sea run ning "mountains high" or "a life on the ocean wave." A financial newspaper article of over one quarter of -a column in length that does not mention - Vanderbilt or Jay Gould. A Milwaukee man stated tbat he real ly needed some active, regular exercise. A friend suggested that he mix his own cocktails! Attorneys at Law. PEYTON rEYTON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Emporia. Kan sas. Will practice in tho state autt lederal courts. J. W. FEIUHAX, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office with i. Jay Back In News block. C. N. STEKEY. T. K. 8KDOWICK. STERRY SEDGWICK, . ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Emporia, Kansas. Will practice in tho several courts of Lyon, Oage, iSreenwood. Coffey, Chase, Uarvcy. Marion aud Morris counties, Kansas; in the supreme court of the state, and in the federal courts for the district of Kansas. F. P. PAYNE, ATTORN E and Justice of the Peace. Ollice: Emporia National Hank Building. SCOTT & LYXX, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Will practice ill all the State and Federal Courts. 0. B. BACHILLIK. a. U. BACHELLKB. BACHELtER A BACHEIXER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Over Kirst Na tional Bank, Emporia. Kas. B. W.CrNNINOHSM. W . T. M'C ABTT . CTVMXOHAX Krt'AQTY, ATTORN KV8 AT LAW. Ktnioria, Kansas. Will practice in all thu Stale and federal Courts, unite In Navs block. Physicians. U. W. FUlksT, If- ., PHYSICIAN AXIl M'KUKON Oftioe with Or. McCandlist.ovvr Sislcr's driiR store. Residence at southeast comer of Sev enth aveuue aud State street. IU. W. W. HIltltKN. OFFICE Over Ounlap A Co's. Hank JOHN A. MOOKK, IHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office at bis lrujc Store, No. 1U Commercial st. L. I). JACORS, M. 1., OFFICE tn North & Ryder's drujc store. J It. WILniTK. I. V. 8., Graduate of American Veterinary College. I Vetcriimrj- Surgrroii. Office is at Joseph Peak's barn, on Consti tution strcat A 1 1 diseases f animals success fully treated. J. H. W1LU1TE: Dentists. J. A. YOUNG, ti Tn "vr mTomKy) Emporia, Kas. Rooms over First National Hank DR. TH0S. F. DAVENPORT. DENTIST, Cor. Sixth Avenne and Commercial St vr stairs. Emporia, Kansas. Shops and Factories. MPOltIA Foundry and Machine Shops. .TOSliPlI C. .ION ES, Prop. Manufacturer or Imn Fronts, Land Rollers. Iron Flower stands. Fancy Brackets. Auua- nuius, ami every description or Iron and Brass Castings. Machinery and Holler ro- pairing a specially. Corrcsiwndc-nco solic ited. gTKASI I'OWKK WOOD WOItKINO FACTOltY Plans aud sneclflcallons lor all blmiii bulldinirs furnished, ami low Hl-ui-.h riv.n on all contracts. factory and shop on Commercial Street, Just north ot Seventh Avenue, Emporia. uacmetrau. a. r . Sl'll AU l E. Ewria Carriage Factory T. L. RYAN, Manufactures of all kinds of CA Kill AGES. SPRING WAGONS, PLATFORM WORK. ETC., ETC. BKPAIBIKO DOSK OX SHOUT K0TICKI Sixth avenue cast of Commercial St. YOUNGGUKRM & SMITH, Sixth Ave. Shoeing Shop. Horse Shoeing a Specialty. - Plow Ami mni.ilnj..b . - satisfaction. All other work promptly at ti' ndixl A Vnrth .LI. ' ul.iL . ' . of Commercial street. Miscellaneous. J. II. IIIHIiEX, COUNTY SURVEYOR A XI) Citv Eiiiriiifr. Will II) .LA ciifirii.a i.r 1 ..... I 1 . . run division lines. Ac. Will alio furnish Plans ami estimates for bridges and layout ,-" - " '-. atliiiis. l-liy 1(S tltlK' tul mil mrpn-ilir ... . . ... porta, Kansas. KOBKKT ll!Ll.lkr..f. CIVIL KNGINEFIl M KIMIvtvnu Olllco over Hall, Wuitc A Co's music slore. 1 P. TIIEIS, Hoot and Shoe Maker. 1,1 1' ... V, . .IT . V , "ear maun loonier In ,ic. Jiepairintr promptly attended to. hhop on west side of Commercial bt. a few ilciors tunth nf Kill EMPORIA, KANSAS. Hedge Laying & Hedge Trimming. f Awn , V. mnnl. vl kt. . . . . Iledsre Layer and tho champion I iodise Trimmer, and am prepared to lay down or trim bwlKO better and cheaper than any other party can do. Call on or aildrnss, J. I.. W. BET.I.. Emixria, Kansas. Banks. THE EMPOKIA NATIONAL BANK. Capital, - $100,000. Surplus, - - 42,500. Interest Paid on Time Df.posit. Draft drawn on Eastern cities anil all MlnU in Euiope. Special Attention given to Collections. Gold Coin and Sterling Exchange bought at Current Rates. Advances made on Shipments f Grain ia atock, and Commercial Paper Discounted. Tbe highest price paid lor (school, Township t 1W ... I ......... l 1, 1 P. B. PLUMB, President. J. HOOD Vice President. L. T. HERITAGE, Cashier. DiaccroHS P. B. Pltimt. W.T. Soden. I T A.G. Edwlston, at. W. Phillips, A. Robert. it. c. cbos?, y. Wm. MA B TIN DA LK. Vlr Prn't. O. 8. UBOSS, ViUkler, First National -II AN K- OF EMPORIA, KANSAS. Capital Stock Paid in, $100,000. SURPLUS FUND, S'4O.000.OO. Does a General Banking Business. EMPOKIA Savings Bank. TRANSACTS a general BANKING BUSINESS. Interest Allowed on Time Deposits. J. JAT MtrCK, Presided. U. DUNEAP, Cashier. DIBECTORS: J. JT BCCK, Jt P. BarKim, J. J. Wbisbt. J. W. TaciwOBTBT. HOWsU DvvlaP.