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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COUNTY
W. G. ALLISON,
SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1875.
TO OUR PATRON'S.
As was seen by Mr. Walker's "Good
Bve" in last week's paper, The Register
his changed hands. In taking charge of
tho iKijwr the new firm ask of its former
p.itrjns a continuation of their support
Their paper will be devoted especially
to the interests of Iola and Allen county,
and they hope so to conduct it that it
will meritjtlie support of our people.
THE ItEUISTBK VOLUMBJX.
The Salt Lake Tribune thus comments
upon Brigham Young's poor health : "Age
and disease) aggravated by the reflections
Of an lll-fepent life, have notified' this old
bad man tnat his sands have run their
course of wickedness."
Lieut. Gen. Sheridan has been as
signed to duty at New Orleans. If there
is to be any fighting done, he is the right
man to send ; but if the situation calls
for a statesman as well as a general, we
think he is not the man.
The bill for the relief of homestead
and pre-emption settlers whose crops
were "destroyed by grasshoppers has pass
ed both Houses of Congress and been
signed by the President. It makes it
lawful for the settlers on these lands to
be absent until July 1875,
With the year; 1875 Tilt Register
enters upon it ninth volume. It has
undergone many changes, both in name
and proprietors, during the eight, years
it has been published. AV. H. Johnson
published the nrc paper in Iola, calling
:. .l.o A r lev rv,iJXTY CoBKANT. lie
lb lim .- .
continued its publication some twenty
months when in July, 1S68, the paper
changed hands for the first time, having
beenpurcha.Hl. by Messrs. Talcott &
Accra, MrJohuson, as he expressed it
in his valedictory, with
A Millie for tho-e who line
And a tear for tlie who hale,"
bidding adietr Iola and tho paper he.
Soon after taking charge of the paper
Mers.lT.ilcott & Acers changed its
name from Allen County Couraxt
to Neosho Valley KF.GiSTEU,;and.con
tinucd to editjand publish the!paper
nutil in August, 1SG9, when there was
another change. The partnership be
tween Messrs. Talcott & Acres was dis
snlved. Mr. Acers retiring.. Mr. Talcott
continued to edit and publish the Reg
ister until August 24, 1870, when he
sold his pater to M. Milton Lewis.
Mr. Lewis entered upon his newspa
porial career with quite a high-sounding
.olnfntorv. He changed the name ol
the paper to Kansas State Register,
and continued its publication under this
name until the 10th of December, 1870,
when he said his valedictory and disap
peared ; but wo believe be is not yet for
gotten. Mr. Talcott again took charge
of the paper and changed its name-back
to Neosho Valley Register, and con.
tinucd editor and propretor until March,
1871, when he again retired. G. M.
O verstreet & Co. purchased the Register
office at this time. This firm with G.
M. Overatrcet as editor, continued to
furnish the people of Iola and Allen
county with a local paper until the first
of Januarv, 1872. At this time Mr.
Overstrcet concluding that there was as
much glory and more money in prac
ticing law than in editing a newspaper,
decided to return to Indiana and resume
his law practice. "
Louis Walker & Co. took charge of
the Register the fiist of January, 1872.
For the past three vcars. with Mr. Walk
er as editor, the paper has been publish
ed by the above firm. With the close of
the year 1874, comes another change,
Mr. Walker retiring, and Messrs. Allison
"& Perkins taking charge of the paper.
Under Mr. Walker's management the
Register was ably conducted, and he
leaves the paper with the best wishes of
the new proprietors. Messrs. Allison
& Perkins change the name of the paper
from Neosho Valley Register to
The Iola Register.
The new firm take charge of the
paper at a time when everything is
rather discouraging; business is dull
throughout the country even where the
crops were good and here where they
were so near a failure it is doubly so;
everybody is economizing,and newspapers
usually feel its effects moat, being looked
upon as a luxury rather than a neces
sity ; but by hard work and close atten
tion to business they expect to get their
paper through the hard times all right
and then reap the benefits of the "good
time" that is comiiiR. The Register
will be independent in all things, and
will be radical in the support of freedom,
iusticc, and equal rights to all. The pub
lishers will endeavor to make it a paper
suitable to the home circlo, and if it
should contain nothing of great merit,
everything indecent and immoral will
be excluded from its columns. And
that it may be interesting on account of
its "home newt.," former correspondents,
and others, are invited to furnish for
publication such items of news as may
be of general interest.
Without making many promises as to
what they will do, simply promising to
do their best, and wishing their patrons
all a "Happy New Year," the new firm
enter upon their duties as publishers,
hoping that the year 1875 may be one of
plenty, peace, prosperity and happiness.
An emigrant ship was burned at sea
on the 17th of last November, off the
Cape of Good Hope. An English ship
picked up three of the crew, the Second
mate and two seamen, who had been ten
days in an open boat. It is feared the
remainder of thos: on the vessel, four
hundred and sixty-five in number, have
At the seances held by Mr. and Mrs.
Holmes, at Philadelpeia, a most notable
feature has been the appearance of the
materialized spirit of Katie King.
Such emminent men as' Dr. Child and
Robert Dale Owen were led to believe
that these manifestations were genuine,
and gave their testimony to that effect.
It was claimed by spiritualists that the
fact had been proven that it is possible
for spirits to materialize themselves.
But recent investigations have shown
that Katie King was "material" beyond
a doubt, and her pretending to be a ma
terialized spirit was all a humbug.
Hence Robert Dale Owen has the follow
ing card to the public:
"Circumstantial evidence, which I
have just obtained, induces me to with
draw tho assurance which I have hereto
fore given of my confidence in the genu
ine character of certain manifestations
presented last summer, in my presence,
through Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Holmes.
Robert Dale Owen.
Philadelphia, Dec. (J, 1874."
Geerit Smith died on the 23th of
December at New York, where he had
gone to spend the holidays witn nis
friends. He was one of the good and
noble of the earth, a true philanthro
pist. Among his last acts was a gift of
1,000 to the sufferers from the grass,
hoppers in Kansas and Nebraska,
The report of John Francis as State
Treasurer is favorably commented upon
by the press throughout the State as be
ing full and satisfactory, furnishing in'
formation never before given to the peo
ple. During the time Mr. Francis has
had charge of this office it is said that no
orders on the State Treasurer have ever
been endorsed "not paid for want of
The recent decision of the Supreme
Court of Indiana excluding negroes from
the common schools is severely criticis
ed by tho Republican papers throughout
the country. It is to be hoped that the
question will be early passed upon by
the Supreme Court of the United btates,
as it is one of national interest. As the
negroes are exercising the right of suf
frage their education is a necessity.
A recent census of the Delaware In
dians now in the Nation shows that the
tribe, all told, numbers 758. When
they moved to the Nation five, years ago
they numbered 985. At thU rate of-dc-crcase
this tribe will soon be amene the
things that were. If it" could be shown
that the "peace policy" is the cause of
this decrease it would be more popular
thau it is with the people on the frontier.
TUE NEW FINANCE BILL.
We publish below the finance bill
which has recently passed the Senate and
is now before the House of Repsesenta
tives. If this bill will in any way re
store confidence between our business
men and capitalists, by all means let us
have it. There is money enough in the
country if it can only be got iu circula
Bo it enacted, &c, that the Secretary
of the Treasury is hereby authorized and
required, as radidly as practicable, to
cause to bi coined at the mints of the
United Statc-i, silver coins at the denom
ination of ten, twenty-five aiid fifty
cents, of standard value, and to issue
them in redemption of an equal number
and amount of fractional currency of
similar denomination ; or at his discre
tion, he may issue such coins through
the mints, Sub-treasuries, public dejosi
torles, and postofliccs of the United
States, and upon such issue he is hereby
authorized and required to redeem an
equal amount of such fractional currency
uutil the whole amount of currency out
standing shall be redeemed.
Sec. 2. That so much of section 3,
524 of the Revised Statutesof the United
States as provided for a charge of one
fifth of ono percentum for converting
standard gold bullion into coin is hereby
repealed, ana nereatier no cuargo snaii
be made for that service.
Sec. 3. That section 5.777 of the Re
vised Statutes of tho United States,
limiting tho acirreeato" amount of the
circulating notes of the national banking
associations, be and is hereby repealed,
and each existing banting association
innv increase its circulating notes in ac
cordance with the existing law, without
There are 29,850 grangers in the State.
Twenty-five thousand cattle are being
wintered in Sedgewick and adjoining
TheN. Y. Tribune has received $4,
155.90 for (he .sufferers of Kansas and
Southbridge, Mass. bad a furious fire
last Sunday. Loss $45,000, mostly in
sured. Strontium has been discovered on the
line of the Narrow Gauge, near Grass
An establishment for the manufacture
of grindstones is about to be started in
It is estimated that 3,000 Mennonites
reside in Harvey, McPherson and Ma
The Chicago Zinc Works, on the Neu
tral Lauds, turn out four tons of that
metal per day.
An Emporia committee has ra5scd$270
and invested it in coal for Harvey and
Lonis Melius, formerly of the Lawrence
Tribune', is now on the editorial corps of
the St Louis Dirpatch.
The Mennonites paid out the other day
$11,000 to parties who have beeij build
Jllg houses forthem.
About $70,000 has been expended in
improvement at the Stale Penitentiary
during the past year.
Two more car loads of Mennonjtcs ar
rived at Newton, last week. Nu more
arc expected this winter.
A milk-man. named Brown, fell
through a trap-door, in Lawrence a fez
days ago. He is now as weak as his
The Graitliopper says that a twenty
two inch vein of coal has been found,
six miles from Grasshopper Falls, on the
farm of Dr. Bailey.
The Baltimore & Ohio railroad compa
ny, by a few alterations, expects to make
a fair deixit out of the Chicago Exposi
The convicts in tho Massachusetts
State prison arc allowed to attend school
if they desire so to do. The teachers
are also convicts.
Two young fo recently fought a
duel with shot gdlin Woodson coiin
ty. Both were so badly frightened that
neither were hit.
Frank Root, of the Holton Erprcss
Wilkcnson, of the Seneca Courier, :w
Marsh. Murdock, of the Wichita Lagle,
have been recently made jiostniasteM ot
their respective towns.
The Grand Master of the Knnsu Odd
Fellows lias issued a circular to all the
lodges of the State, requesting guhscrip
tionsforthe relief of families ot desti
tute Odd Fellows on the frontier.
The finding of the jury in the libel
case of Anthony, of the Leavenworth
Timr, vs. Judge Ixcompte, is seven-it
SOMETHING 1MUT GQlMi EAST.
Tbc shortest possible rout between the Great
West and the East, North and South. Is over the
St. LouU, Kansas City and Northers Short Line.
ThU road has gained surpriainff Irunortance br
reason of unmcue jperdirurw in the last two
rears, of oyer two million dollar, buhles earn
ings, In Improreinenta of roadway, inrclartas
tbeirline with best quality of new steel and Iron
rail, on broad new ties, and by ultitntlng for
ordinary caw, new reclininK chair coaches, ele
gantly carpeted and fitted, with dressing' rooms
with toilet conveniences for ladies, Kenllenien
and families traveling with children, icittoot jj
extra charge. This line runs six ht hxptea
trains between the Missouri and Mississippi Riv
ers, two more than any other road, and connects
withallthegrcat through lines East, Wet North
andSoutb. It is remarkably free from accidents
by reason of adopting every modem appliance for
comfort, speed and safety, including night and
day watchmen, who inspect the row! before and
after the pa&uss of each train to see that every
thing is cecum. We recommend those contern
pUtuigatrip East to tako tho St. Lonis, Kansas
City & Northern Short Line, either through M.
Louis tlipgreatmatrouoIuofoveriSMlOO 'J"1""
itauts.orthroushChicago.fJtheCbiwso 4 Al
ton Short Line, over the Louisiana Bridge, now
ojien for the iasafs ot througb trains. Ticket
Aguntsorconnectln;: roads sell mgfhrough tickets
to tiK.i3t,NorthorSonth,willriiniish tickets by
thU oxeeiiMt line. For nup, circulars, time
cards and information relatile to rates, Ac. ap
ply to or address Cvman JlcCarty, Kansas City,
Mu., or 1. B. Groat, St. Louis, Mo.
TY VIRTUE of an execution 1
JJ and iued nut of th
STATE OF KANSAS,
UUCSTT OF ALLEN. i
In the District Court Tth Judicial District
sitting in and for Allen county, Kansas.
U. II. Pratt, plaintiff, vs. The Huinnoldt,
Fort tssott and Western Itauroaii ujnipany,
Court, in and for Alien county, Max of Kansas,
in the above entitled cany, I win, on
WKDXKsDAY, JANVAlureill, fc.73,
at 10 o'clm k a. m. or Kiid Ujf oner for sale at
tiiiMii. mtrrion to th liiirhesViind liest bidder for
cash in hand, the Iron and UV on the prude of
the said Humboldt, Fiurt .NJott and nesiern
Itailroutl, conimencingvheieut intersects the
L. L. A (i. lf.iilro-.nlat llnnVboMt, Kansas,
thence west !'. fee, al-m thi Iron and Ties
fiuinil m ih.?TMdii.ihis!il.l II. Vt. S. and W.
It. It. wlit-iv it rrtT-tes the followH2 described
tr.,fr r l-tml. ur-uit: Twe.itv acH-a belonciiur
to C. II. rnrfT in the nortrf-wesKiinarler of
tii iHinn.uKU iiiL.i..-r miuiu o ,. .".
range is, in Allen rounty, Knas.ald Iron
and Tics to Le oft-red at and on the premise
and trade aluve described and to tcvsold to
sati-fe said execution.
ilen umler my band at mr ofllce in the city
of luU, this llxnii djvof Decemlicr liCl.
32-iw SherilTof Allen county, Kansas.
respect to said aggregate limit mid nevv , . . ; , b of tue gtat(.. The
"Ox to Galveston" is tho cry up the
Missouri valley. Omaha, Council Blufl",
Nebraska City and other places have aj
poiuted prominent business men as dele
gates to visit Galveston with the view of
mating the Gulf the market for the
Great West May the time soon come
when Galveston and Houston will not
only Iks our chief market, but our port
of entry and export.
Tun "coming man" for State Trinter
is not yet known. The only charges that
we know of having been substantiated
against George Martin, (the present State
Printer), js bis having given State pat
ronage to Democrats. The cost to the
Stafc for printing duri:!r the past two
years has been larger than it should be
in bard times, but this is doubtless the
fault of tho Legislature and not the
The condition of aflairs in Louisiana
continues to be one of the leading topics
in official circles nt Washington.
The Legislature of Virginia took a re
cess of three days during the holidays,
and resolved on a suspension of pay dur
ing the time. The Reformers undoubt
edly have a majority in that Legislature.
Is urging a return to specie payment
one of our exchanges says, "the only
tray to effect resumption is to resume."
If that's all, it had as well be down one
time as another.
t At a recent meeting of the American
v Cheap Transportation Company, held at
Richmond, "Va., it was decided that the
jnofi effectual remedy against exhorbi
Urlt freight was in competition, and that
the most effective competition will be
found in railroads when they arc owned
by the people.
At tho close of his recent lecture in
Buffalo N. Y., Senator Schurz was hon
ored with a banquet, and in a brief
speech he said that "one of the disad
vantages he labored under in public life
was the habit of telling the truth, but he
should continue in the habit whether in
or out of office." The Legislature of
Missouri would do an honor to hem
selves and their State by ignoring par
ties and re-electing Carl Schurz to the
U. S. Senate.
bankinir Ossouiutiuns may be organized
in accordance with the existing law,
without respect to such aggregate limit,
and the provisions of the law for the
withdrawing and redistribution of na
tional currency among the several States
and territories arc hereby repealed, and
whenever and so often as circulating
notes shall be issued to any banking as
sociation, so increasing its capital or cir
culating notes, or so nowly organized as
aforesaid, it shall he the duty of the
Secretary of the Treasury to redeem the
leiral tender United Slates notes in exceso
only of 300,0'J'J,000 to the amount of j
eighty per centum 01 tue sum ui uuuuu
al bank notes, so issued to any such
banking association as aforesaid, and to
continue.such redemption as such circula
ting notes are issued until there shal be
outstanding the sum of $300,000,000 ol
such legal tender United States ami no , OW.000.
more. Anu on aim auer me ii uay 01
January A. 1. 187U, the Secretary of the
Treasury shall redeem in coin the United
States legal tender notes then outstand
ing on their presentation for redemption
at the office of the Assistant Treasurer of
the United States, in the City ot Jew
York, in sums of not less than 30. Aud
to enable the Secretary of the Treasury
to prepare and provide for the redemp
tion in this act, authorized or required,
he is authorized to use any surplus reve
nues from time to time in the Treasury
not otherwise appropriated, and to issue
sell and dispose of at not less than par in
coin either of the description of bonds of
the United States described in the act of
Cnnrrcss aonroved July 14, 1870, enti
tled "An act to authorize the refunding
of the national debt," with like qualities
privileges, and exemptions to the extent
necessary to carry this act into effect,
and to use the proceeds thereof for the
And nil Drovisionsof law inconsistent
with the provisions of this act aro hereby
.iurmul,nir uns r.nind "inltv and nd'iid
ed to pay a fine of $500; he appealed to
the Supreme Court.
Geo. A. Bowlus,
REAL ESTATE BROKER
And'Agent for the Sale of
LUG. RAILROAD LANDS,
IOLA, (Allen County,) KANS.
I,. Z,. SOSITHRUP,
Scaler in, Foreign and. Somettlo
I'x-sarc ti-li-N ftimishcil Irom all parts of
. . .1.: . I ..II ...!... . .in,.. t. llu ITllltMl
r.iiniiH. io mis am .ui mw jwuh. u. ... uu..
Interest Allowed on Time Deposits as"
Collection nuilc ami remitted pronioU)'.
District School Bonds Wasted.
53-BVa,icA Qfice fjr tf-e American Imurance
iola, tne County
Is located on the Neosho River.
Is one of the oest watered w&ttyre&inlie
State, and contains about 12,000 mliabitants.
cannot find cheaper homes with all the advantages
of Churches, Schools and a healthy loca
tion, viian iiv avtcio wiitiu'-
NKWS OF TUB WKKK.
THE BEST PAPEH. TRY IT.
Tlw.-CliaCTIKIC AMKIMCAN nowln ItsSltli
'i-. eninvrt Hie wwe-! t-irruution ot any u
iuWMi.ii ef oftl-c Lira! i'l the world. A uew
it fimif ntt. finlir.it.i. lite lAtvl antl most Inter-
Mtius information 1 eiltiinins to the InilintrLil,
.livliaiilcal, ami raaiili!le iiro;m?ss of the world:
lt...u'i.iiitifiiw ith ln.-ttitifiirrn .mivin'rs. tlf New
A new sect has cpriin-i up in Ohio liitiim.UK, Xe.v Iii-ii-im-cuIs, Njw lrorcs-ei,
.,. .1 i.. i.rLr.,.n;-ii" ,""' lini-roTd In-l.i-tr.iM or all kintH; Ireful
calling themselves I-.ti-rnal wis. Su,v , Jwij M MIt5a..ii(1,n al., ,it .. in- i,ruc-
i ! - -.l ...... ..;.. ' Ileal writer... Tor xtorkiue.i anil enutjojers, in all
A man whoi-an neither read norwrite,tllt.v.iri,lll.;a '
is in tail at Tmv. char-rod with fmjrery. i The-.ciKViinc amk::h;ax u tho cheane-t
J . r ,.,nil l-rtt ilitKlriti-l weekly luper iulililietl.
fipiipr-ils Sliermnil iind'Shi-riil.ttl want I Ktery iiiiiiiIht contains Irom 10 to 5 nrij-hul
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: .....11V....1 l . tUI.1 tn. Ill l'ti:.tt-'t!S.t."e-'- uutiiitwi.j - . -
Lands for sale on Long
and at Low Prices!
Farms and Unimproved Lands to trade
for Tola City property.
Iola City Property for Sale or Trale ftrlMtoni
Kto?liH of Goods.
Descriptions of City Property, Farms and Unimproved Lands ent fn to
anyadE TaxeV paid for non-residents, and all business perUm8 to real
estate promptly attended to.
SS00 CASH will buy 80 acreK, about 4 mitenorth
,t nf Tnlo U atorv frame house 12 acrrs
water most of the'year-about 40 freit trees, soma
. S N , Inla story frame house-12
broke and fenced running
bearing, some small fruit.
Persons desiring Insurance can .written up in , - -.
Hartford, of Hartford,
sons uesim.s .. ---- - . rthwi.Tli
first clas Fire Insurance Companies Muwnut. . y -r
. . ... i f...t; u At i nrittn r.nfiHiiti.
Conn 0trrnZn.. Conn.' " Xw York Uiulerwriter's Agency, .f New
York! American Central, St. Louis, Mo. Kan of Leavenworth, Kaaa.
of Chicago is 00 to the
KXUIC.VVrXU-, illiutntliL: IrmmneTientS
I)i--oterie, ami inikirtant works, in-rtaihin to
;ii il antl .Mei-li init-ji vnttirt-erin?. Milling, Jlin-
. l l :..,... . l,nf f W Vn-L- 1'itv !l.VJ in a'l'l Metallurgy; nf.mUortlielatetitroKreJs
inhabitant; tliatof rCU Yo.k tllj ?!, i.,'-,Ileai,1,!U..it.onorsieir.if,i-.-.r.eeriiv. railw-ati
of Paris $200. liii-b:ii..lin., nuialion, te!esrajhy, telerapli,
. . t- I iiis'twering, rlivtRcitj, inagiivtbin, lijlit ami
Tito sliimiioiit of biilliiin from Utah i in-jr"
iii.ir llm ,vi vojtr U ntilll:lteil at 7.-' FAKMKI!-,
liiritr din nut war s estimated at S.-' '!' JMwii-tniB r.n?ineent,
(Hiring UK. 1UISI Jtar is .aiiiua.u j , i ,,.,.,.,. .,.rj fir x-Iftirf
I.'enijineii, I.irter, ainl it'le of all proles-
. a ., ittu-. tt in nun itte ;-( it.it?ii .t;iin ..- .i-v...
Accntilitur in tho annual rep-tri 01 me i,,nR.m. l!r.!i.t:Mli,ve.;il item every Family,
Librarian ofCotigress, the numl-erof co,, JJJ0. " ."aS."'-!!!
vrtght entries during the l:tt jearai-w .,,,,
1(5 ",;; A te-ir'n!im!xT5r',mtj'iK.-.H a?vi anil sev-
'" crtilliiimlretleiu'ratin. Tii iiisjinUnrvoluiuiM
The Ote"Oll LrsNhllUrC has linked a 'are m rrti-1 r.ir liimiinK ami reference, 'lhe
law whiclu.rt.vMes that a person.l.King ffi.'&
monev at gaming shall have tho right to im-lmliiu lai-tain:. ni-rouni to ciuhs. .-iieei.ii
recover twice the amount of bis 1..-.S. nre.il.in,! ..vln.c.., -..t fn-e. May be. bul
The Chicago Pet awl Mail U pul.lNh-, PATENTS. SS'n? Ar5SSf2S:
nig a ertes 01 ariii-ies inim inn. nn munn .vco,, nu-.-.iint.
Viiet exiosiii'' the fallacies of Spiritual
ism. The Pnifessor is doing away with
the ghosts of Chicago.
Kaxsas is ahead in the business of ma
terialized spirits. Since Katie King of
Philadelphia is no more a Father King
from the land of Spirits puts in his ap
pearance at a farm house near LaCygne.
In answer to the question "Who are
yoa?" Father King replied, '! am a
man who once lived on this earth about
21,000 years ago." He said he had no
name, but in the spirit land they some
times called him Father King. Eng
land has a Katie, and a John King, but
they arc mere infants in the world of
spirits when compared with Father King
of eur State.
The Tarsons Sun is of tho opinion that
the bill for tho relief of settlers in the
western part of our State, which allows
them absence from their claims until
July 1875 will be of little if any benefit
to them and quite an injury to the State.
It says that the great majority of those
who leave their claims will never return,
and that others who would take this land
and help develop the State will be kept
from doing so until the expiration of the
time of this leave of absence. ""We be
lieve there is a good deal of truth in this.
Special legislation, cither State or Na
tiona1;4br tho relief of temporary embar
rassment will :n the end do mo.-e harm
than good. It gets the people in the
habit of looking to the Legislatures and
Congress for relief in all Unsocial troubles
instead of depending or. their own iu-
i dustry, thrift aud economy.
The land office, at Hays City, will be
open about the 1st.
Atchison has had an incendiary fire.
$2,500 is the loss.
Tho Paola Spirit says Miami county
needs no aid.
The Couey county taxes are coming in
faster this year than last.
The Kansas colony of Mennonites
number about 3,000 people.
The city of Wichita is urged to buy a
steam fare engine costing io,wu.
Roston sends S5.500 to the destitute
in tho Western counties of Kansas.
The. prisoners at the State penitentiary
were given a grand Christmas dinner.
The Plaindealer says no one is author
ized to solicit aid for" Anderson county.
The stages have been taken oil the
route Detween wicmia ami it mucin.
Beavers are at work near the mouth
of the Walnut, trying to make a dam.
It is claimed that silver has been dis
covered in large quantities in Cowley
Fort Scott had a firo last Monday.
Loss. 25,000 ; insuraace for about one
half that amount.
Trask, of Oswego, has been an editor
for two weeks anil they nave begun steal
ing coal from him.
Mr. Chapman, a soldier of the war of
1812, died on .Monday mgut at nu resi
dence north ot raola.
The treasurer ot the Kansas Central
Belief fund has received over $11,000
from various sources.
The Miami EepubUcan savs the Falls
Riter railroad company is iu danger of
Reno, Eice, McPherson, Barton and
Staliord counties arc said to contain
1.CC7 destitute people.
Capt. General Concha has issued or
ders to the officers commanding the
Spanish troops, to act leniently toward
captured or surrendered insurgents, but
to execute all incendiaries aud lillibus
ters that may be taken.
Senator Morton has given notice that
he will call up his resolution proposing
an amendment to the Constitution of the
United States on the first dav after the
holiday season. There ought to be a full
attendance at that time, and t-jicwly con
currence in the resolution. The amend
ment provides, it will be remembered,
for a change in the manner of selecting
President and Vice-President.
The Commissioner on Indian Aflairs
received an urgent petition from Bed
Cloud to be allowed to go to Washing
ton with fortv Sioux adherents and set
tle up troubles about the Black Hills
reservation, and hunting on the Platte
river, eta. but Commissioner Smith re
plied that on account of the want of
funds to pay the expenses, mere wpum
be no negotiations, and their proposition
must therefore be declined.
AGENTS wanted for
PRQFv FOWLER'S GREAT WORK7
On Manhooil, Womanhood, anil their Mutual
Intcr-KeTations; Iite, its taws, I'owerAc.
AUKXTsWe M-llins from 13 to 2T coptcs atlay.
:-entl forViierur.en luges antl tenns t6 Agents
ami tea why it sells taster than any other book.
Also tne ueai ramny uiuio luyimencu.
Atldress, National rublistrlng to.
iiiiri i. r American anil Kor-
m utieuts. ami line the tiKet establishment
In itn.u-i.rlil .Mnn.tti.in ilftv thousand nnmkii-
tions have lieeu nmle for patents through their
ageney. . , ,
1'atenH are olitami-l on the nest remis, .Mooeis
or New Intentions anil sketches evanunetl antl
ailviee fret-. A j ecUI notice is matle In the Sci
KNTlHt; AMKHii-tN- tif all uiteutioiis jiatenled
tiirougli IIik atrencv, tviin tit! name ami re-i-
lenre of the I'.iteniee. Talents are often mltl In
vrirt or w hole, to iersonsattraclel to tne inten
tion by sncli iniiiee. Semi for pamphlet, 110
itagfi, roiitaiuiii' laws ami lull directions for
Another Car Load
want to heep your feet warm and dry
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Aililre-s f.ir the naiier. or concerning patents,
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Our Circulars icii iiiboiui.jt urj iccivii.
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Anrn A MONTH,
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Wai-ranted CHICAGO BOOTS
You, will vet A Ho. 1 Article, and save from $1.00
to $1.50 on the pair in buying
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Groceries and Drugs.
Our Stock is Entirely New !
Ererytttag rti5 lice porckase slice oir less ey Hre, Anl lit
. n . tl X .nA tt nnr atnclc of toaAm
The attention of Merchants and aien. Eenc... v-- --- ----- D
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BEST GOODS IN THE MARKET.
We are handling lb. QLTSOT EAGLE and SIOIJX CTTY FLOUB, wWck
we can varrant to be of first rate quality.
Our Stock, of Drugs and 'Chemicals
In nnrWaUd ix Boatli.ra Xamiaa.
They are of tJie Purest Quality and all Fresh, v
i. rin. hMn sIectei under the persnual iupnrWon of our Mr. 8. BUMear
The highest market price paid for Produce of 11 Ends.
. 93-Good delivered FREE in any part of the CWy.-et
Physicians Prescriptions carefully compounded at .11 bows. U or &-
a..- jMt i -
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