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Y y A ,i j t - ! I ' 'r t 4 V t SI" ' THE REGISTER. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. ALLISOX ft PERKINS, Pcnusims. IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS. IEKMS TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR. OFFICIAL PAPER OF COUHTT. justness IHrertonj. COUNTY OFFICERS. H-WZaleait, District Judpe XFActN rroiiaie juura Win Thrasher, Comity Treasurer Jt A NeeJltiam, uouniy uers G M Mrown, .... Register of Deeds .1 II ItichanU, tlounty Attorney !Jf Minpson, Clerk District Court J K Iirvan -Sunerintendent Public Schools J L Woodin, - Sheriff Lyman Rhoades, Surveyor jj Ilorvillc. i A W Howlind, Commissioners Isaaelionekrue, ) CITY OFFICERS. W C Jones .......Mayor ! L Lowe Police Judge .Conncilmcn I. L Xorthrup, Treasurer II W Talcott Clerk J X WooUome Marshal C V Briggs,. Assistant Marshal CHURCHES. METIIODIST EPISCOPAL. Corner of Jefferson nence and Broadway St. Services every Sabbath at 10Ji a. m. and 7 p.m. Prayer meeting Thursday evenings at 7 p. m. It. K. . jii.iii inaiui. PRESBYTERIAN. Corner Madison avenue and Western street. Services 10J. a. in. and7 p.m. Sunday School at 9ia. m. J. W. Piskikton-, Pastor. BAPTIST. On Svcamore street. ServieeseverySabbathat 10); a. m. and7p. m. Prayer meeting on Thurs day evening. Church meeting at S p. m. on &uurda before the first sabbath in each month. Sabbatb School at 12 o'clock m. C. T. Floyd, Pastor. Secret Societies. IOLA LODGE, NO. 38, A. F. ft A Masons meets on the first nnJ Hdjd Saturdays in eierv month. Brethren in good standing arc invited to attend II. W. TAI-COIT, W M. J. X'. White, bec'y IOLA LODGE, NO. 21, I O. of Odd Fel lows hold I heir regular meetings every 1 ues ' ilav evening, in their hall, next door north of the lwst onire. isiting Vretbren in good standing, are in iteI to attenil C. M. MMPSOX, X. O W. C. Jones, Sec'y. 0tcl5. LELAXD HOUSE. H BANCROFT, Proprietor. IOLA, K.w i. . This house ha Ui thoroughly rehired and re-ltted anil is mm- the most desirable place in the i it v fur traielcrs to stop. X'o ins w ill be wramlto'makr the gucits of the Lel-ind leei at home. Baggage traiist-rreJ to and from Depot hve of charge. CITY HOTEL, - X" ICIIARD PROCTOR, Proprietor. lula. JA Kansas. Single meals 23 cents. i cents. 11 jy board ers one dollar per day. ttorncijs, H. W. TALCOTT, A TTORXEY AT LAW. lola. Allen conntr. jCx Kansas. Onire on Madison avenue, one door east of vt in. Davis. Cases before any uftlie courts nf the Mate will receive careful atlentiou. ah collections promptly remitted. . NELSON F. AOERS, A TTORXEY AT LAW, lola, Allen county, Kansas Has the only full and complete set if Abstracts of Allen county. . J. C. Mi-huav J. II. Uiciuium, County Attorney. MURRAY & RICHARDS, A TTORXEYS .VXD COUXSELORS AT LAW A Money in sums from $100 00 to 8.1.0J0 00 loaned on long time Uon Improved farms in Allen, Anderson, Woodson, and Xeoshu coun ties, i miscellaneous. D. F. GIVEXS, WATCHMAKER, JEWELER, AXD CLOaC Repairer, ai the postoflice, lola, Kansas. Clocks, Watches and Jewelry, promptly and neally repaired and warranted. A fine assort ment nf Clocks, Jewelry, Gold pens and other fancy articles, which wifl be sold cheap. . II. DeMOSS, m. d., OFFICE over Jno. Francis ft Co.'s Drugstore Residence on Washington avenue, 2nd door .aoulhXeosho street. IL A. XEEDHAM, "OUXTY CLERK. Conveyancing carefully Vx done, and acknowledgements taken. "Maps and iilaus neatly drawn . . J. X. WHITE, T TXDERTAKER, Madison avenue, lola, Kan Ky sas. Wood coffins constantly on baud and Hearse always in readiness. Metalic Burial Coses furnished on short notice. , J. E. THORP, HOP on Washimrtc TJARBER SHOP on Washington avenue first I doorsouth of L. I., xortbrup's. vt oim, coal door south of L.L. Xortbrup's. Wood, Coal, potatoes, lru ana liicsory -uis taken in ex ind Hickory -' Iunge for work. H. REIMERT, TAILOR. lola, Kansas. Scott Brother's old X stand. Clothing made to order in the latest .and best Styles. Satisfaction guaranteed. Clean ing and reiiairingdone on short notice. The Iola Register. SUBSCRIBE FOB IT. Devoted to the interests of Iola and county. Makes Allen Local News a Specialty. (Contains a good assortment of general news and condensed State News. JOB WORK Of all kinds, such as XETTER HEADS, BILLHEADS, STATEMEXTS, CS.KDS, POSTERS, Ac., Done in good t)Ie, and at reasonable prices. XOTICE. ' Probate Court, Allen county. State of Kansas: In the matter or the estate or JamesMclonald, deceased. Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern , that I as executor of said estate did on toe 22nd day or February. A. 1. 18.3, tile in aaid court my petition, asking for an order to sell at private sale the following described prem ises situated in said Allen county, Kansas to-wit: North-west quarter of section 2o, in township 24, .aouthof rangel9 east, as the property or said estate for the purpose of paying the debts of said estate, and that said petition will be beard before sail court on the 22nd day of March, 1875. at 10 o'clock, a-jn. or said day. ,. joiix m. Mcdonald, " " .Executor John Paxsuu, J S I Stanlwr, L Walker, O M himpson, I K X Tate). J THE IOLA REGISTER VOLUME IX. THE OLD COUPLE. It stands in a sunny meadow, The house so mossy and brown. With its cumbrous old stone chiauey, And the grey roof sloping down. The trees fold their green arms round it. The trees a centnry old ; And the winds go chanting through them, And the sunbeams drop lheir gold. The cowslips spring in the marshes, Awl the roses bloom on the hill; And beside the braes: In the pastures, The herds go feeding at wiU . The children have gone and left them; They sit in theun alone; And the old wife's ears are failing. As she harks to the well known tone That won h;r heart in her girlhood, That soothed her in many a care, And praises her now for the brightness Her old face used to wear. She thinks again of her bridal How, dressed in her robe of white, She stood by her gay young lover In the morning's rosy light. Oh, the morning is as rosy as ever. But tbe rose from her cheek has fled; Aad the sunshine still is golden, Bnt it falls on a silvered head. And the girlhood dreams once vanisaed Come back in her winter time, Till her feeble pulses tremble With the thrill or spring time's prime. Anil looking forth from the window, She thinks how the trees have grown Since, lad in her bridal whiteness, She crossed tbe old door-stone. Though dimmed her eye's bright azure, And dimmed her hair's young gold. The love of her girlhood plighted Has nei er grown dim nor old. They sat in peace in the sunshine, Till the day was almost done; And then, at its close, an angel Stole over the threshold stone. - He folded their hands together He touched their ejelids n ith balm; And their List breath floated upwanl Like tbe close or a solemn psalm. Like bridal pair they traversed The unseen mystic road That leads to the beautiful city "Whose iiullder and maker is God." Pcrlia)K. in that miracle country They will give her lost youth back; And flow ers of a anished spring-time Will i)liKm in the spirit's track. One draught from the living waters Shall call back his manhood's prime; And eternal care. shall meanrc The love Hut outlived time. Bat the shapes that they left behind them, The wrinkles and silver hair, M-tde holy to us by the kisses Theangcl had printed there. We will hide away 'neath the willows, When the day is low in the wet; Where tbe sunUums cannot find them, Nor the winds dl-turb their rest. And we'll suCer no tell-tale tomb-stone, With its age and date to rise O'er the tno who were old no longer, In the Father's Houe in the skies. lOTrnsuip Relief BonJ Bill. Published February 23, 1875. An Act authorizing townships to issue relief bonds. Be il enacted by the Legislature of the Slate j of Kansas J Section 1. That any city or township in this State may, at any time prior to June 1st, 1875, and not thereafter, issue its bonds, in a sum not exceeding three per cent, qn the assessed value of the property of such township, for the ues and purposes, and subject to the restric tions and limitations, hereinafter sped- Jed. Sec. 2. The bonds provided for in the first section of this act shall be known as "relief bonds," and shall be issued in sums of not less than one hundred dol lars nor more than five hundred dollars each, and made payable at the option of tbe trustee, clerk and treasurer of said township, not to exceed ten years from the date of issue, and shall draw interest at the rate of ten per cent, per annum, payable semi-annually on the first day of April and October of each year, ex cept the last interest payment, which shall mature with the bonds; and cou pons for the interest shall be attached to each bond; and the bonds and cou pons shall be made-payable at any place the said trustee, clerk and treasurer of such township may designate, and all bonds issued under this act shall be reg istered by the county clerk of the county in which ilie township issuing is situa ted, and the county clerk shall furnish the county treasurer with duplicate of such register. Sec. 3. The bonds and coupons afore said, issued by a township, shall be signed by the township trustee and treasurer, .and countersigned by the township clerk. Sec 4, None of the bonds issued un der the provisions of this act shall be sold for less than ninety cents on the dollar, x.nd the proceeds when sold, shall be paid into the township treasury, and placed to the credit of the relief fund to be paid out only on the order of the township trustee, clerk and treasurer, under sueh rules and regulations as they may prescribe. Provided) That no part of such fund shall be used except for the specific objects hereinafter named. Sec 5. The trastee, clerk and treas urer of each township, or a majority of them, shall, as soon as practicable, sell and dispoge.of the bonds issued by them under the Authority of this act and to the best possible advantage,- and invest the proceeds or so much thereof as in tbe judgment of said officers may be neces sary for the purpose of providing the destitute citizens of such township with provisions and with grain for seed and feed, and the officers aforesaid rbr.ll distribute such articles of necessity amongst the destitute citizens of such city or township in proportion to their several necessities, under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed, in accordance with the provisions of the fourth section of this act. Provided, that no family shall receive more than seventy-five dollars in value. Sec. C. Each person receiving any portion of the aid provided ' for in this act, shall take and subscribe the follow ing oath: I do solemly swear (or affirm) that I an buying the aid this day furnished to me,. for myself, and not for speculation, but in good faith for the use of myself and family, arid that I am unable to pro cure the same on my own account. Name Attest : Sec. 7. Each person receiving any portion of the aid provided for in this act, shall execute his or her note to said township for an amount equal to the cost of said aid received by him ; and if the maker of such note be a married man, the same shall be signed by his wife, which note shall bear the same date as the bonds herein provided for, shall bear interest at the rate of ten per cent, per annum, payable semi-annually; and the principal of the note shall be payable in two equal annual install ments and the said note shall be payable at the treasury of such township; and such township shall have a lien against the real and personal property of the makers of such note, until the amount thereof is fully paid. Said township clerks shall immediately make a register of all such notes in a book kept for that purpose, showing the names of the maker or makers ot sucii note or notes, tbe number and dates thereof, and the amounts of the same, and so soon as such register is made, such notes shall be de livered to the several treasurers of such township, who shall immediately make a like record of such n ite, and shall file such notes in their respective offices; and within thirty daxs after making the aVtract aforesaid by fie township clerks as aforesaid said clerics shall make out Ixnil deposit in the nflice of the register of deeds of their respective counties, a full and complete, certified copies of such abstracts; and such register of deeds shall enter such abstract in a book to be kept by him for that purpose. The note provided for in this section shall be in form substantially as follows: $ 187 For value received promise to pay to the township of in the coun ty of the sum of dol lars, payable in installments as follows: i dollars on the day of , A. D. 187 , and dollars on the day of , 187 , with interest on the said sums at the rate often per cent, per annum until paid; and this note shall !e a lien upon "the real and personal property now owned or hereafter requir ed acquired by until the said note is fully paid. Sec 8. The treasurers of such town ships shall collect such notes as they be come due, and credit the amounts so collected to the "relief fund" of such township ; and it shall be the duty of such treasurers to take all proper and needful action for the purpose of enforc ing the claims of such townships against the property of the makers of said notes. Sec 9. Upon the recommendation of the proper officers of such townships, the proper officer or officers of the coun ty in which such townsKip is situated, shall annually, when other -taxes arc levied, levy and collect, as other taxes are levied and collected, a sufficient tax to pay the interest on the bonds provid ed for in this act, as the same falls due and to provide a sinking fund for the final payment of the principal of said bonds; but in no case shall any such tax be levied if the payments made on the notes provided for in the seventh section of this act shall be sufficient to meet the interest and principal of such bonds as they fall due. Sec 10. Before any of the bonds pro vided for by this act shall be issued, a petition, signed by at least one-fourth of the legal voters of such township, said one-fourth to be determined by refer ence to the last proceeding general elec tion, asking that an election be held for voting aid under the provisions of this act, shall be presented to the township officers hereinbefore named, which peti tion shall state the amount of the bonds to be voted; and thereupon the town ship officers of such townships shall order an election upon tbe question of voting such bonds for the purposes aforesaid, and at 'least six days' notice of such election shall be given by written or printed notices, posted at eacii school district in such township, and such elec tion shall be held, the returns thereof canvassed and the result declared in ac cordance with township election laws of this State ; and the ballots used at such election shall be written or printed as follows; "For the Relief Bonds," or "Against the Relief Bonds;" and in all other respects such elections shall be held in accordance with snch rules as may be prescribed by the proper officers of such township; and if a majority of all the votes cast at such election shall be in favor of issuing such bonds, then said bonds shall be issued in accordance with the provisions of Ibis act, and not IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS, otherwise. Sec. 11. The restrictions and limita sions contained in chapter thirty-nine, laws of 1874, approved March 9, 1874. shall not be construed to apply to bonds issued'under this act. Sec. 12. This act shall take effect and be in force from and from and after its publication once in The Commonwealth. Approved February 20, 1875. I, Tom. H. Oavanaugb, Secretary of State of the State of Kansas, do hereby certify thatthe foregoing is a true and correct copy of the original enrolled bill on file in my office In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affix great ed the great seal of State. seal. Dane at Topeka this 20th day of February, A. D., 1875. Thomas H. Cavaxauoh, Secretary of State. Stale Treasurer's Report. Topeka, February 16th, 1875. To the President of the Senate : In compliance with directions con tained in a resolution which passed your honorable body on the 11th inst,. rela ting to outstanding State banded indebt edness, etc., I have the honor to' report as follows : For information as to the amount of State bands uow outstanding, the datet and amounts of the respective issues since the organization of the State gov ernment, and for what purpose each issue was ordered, I respectfully referl you to pages 33 and 34 of the report of my predecessor. Since the date of said report there have been issued, under act of September 21, 1874, '-for the relief of the destitute people of the frontier," additional State bonds amounting in the aggregate to the sum of $7,500, due Jarij uary 16, 189.1, and drawing interest at the rate of 7 per cent, per annum. They were cashed from the permanent school fund, at par, and invested in county re lief bonds at par. These were the only bonds issued since the last report. A thorough t-xnmin ition of the day books, 5uurnals and ledgers, tigether with the registers in the office, prove them to have been in such a bad condi tion, prior to December, 1871, at t make it unsafe to attempt liy tabular statement, or without explanation, to show the amounts specifically realized under ea:h act I :im... or! ..,i thosa bnks, com.nrjl with ths repirt and evidence submitted by the c.nirt of imeachmont, in the year 18C2. Under act of May 1, 1851, providing for the issuance of seven per cent, bonds ' payable in fifteen years, to the amount of $150,000, to defray current expenses of the State, Austin M. Clark and James C. Stone were appointed a committee to negotiate them, and to report the result of their negotiation, for acceptance or rejection, within seventy days from the approval of the act. Those gentlemen subsequently reported their inability to sell the bonds on satisfactory terms, and undor supplemental act of June 3, 1861. the Governor, Auditor, and Secretary of State, or a minority of them, were au thorized to sell the bonds, at not less than seventy cents on the dollar. I find no record indicating clearly the amount received from the sale of those bonds. There are several entries, from January 16th to February 18th, 1862, showing that R. S. Stevens paid into the State treasury $33,720, and another en try showing that on the 10th day of March, 1862, bonds to the amount of $62,800 had been exchanged at seventy cents on the dollar, for State warrants, the amount of warrants so cashed being $43,960. The report of the committee of inves tigation, presented to the House of Rep resentatives, February 13, 1862, and the testimony taken before the Court of Im peachment of that year, set forth that $62,200 were used in taking up State scrip, and $87,200 were delivered to R. S. Stevens, who was appointed by the Governor, Auditor, and Secretary of State, their agent to negotiate the same, the stipulations being that he should account to them for the same at sixty cents on the dollar. The report and testimony further allege that the said amount of $87,200 were sold by said Stevens to the Interior Department at Washington for eighty-five cents on the dollar, and $56,000 cashed at that price ; that Stevens turned into the State treas ury the value of said amount of bonds, rated at sixty cents on the dollar; that the bonds were not negotiated until after the semi-annual interest had ma tured, the bonds having been issued July 1, 1861, and negotiated on or about January 1, 1862; that the interest accu mulating between the date of issue and the cashing of said bonds, amounted to $3,052, had been paid to MrStevens, and that the State bad therefore realized but about fifty-six and one-half cents on the dollar on tbe amount of bonds cashed. Under act of March 2. 1863, providing "for (he issue and negotiation of the bonds of the State of Kansas, and to legalize the bonds, heretofore sold to the Department of the Interior," (page 28, session laws of 1863.) $54,400 were issued and Governor Thomas Carney authorized to carry out the contract, at not less than 85 eeats on the dollar. On the 19th day of May, 18C3, Gov ernor Caraey paid into the State treasu ry the. sum of $77,150, and on the 26th day of Oetober, 1S63, an additional turn MARCH 6, 1875. of $3,800. -The first entry shows that the sum was derived "from the sale of State bonds," and the second "from the sale of 7 pet cent. State bonds;" but neither indicates under what act. In view of the act that no other issue was authorized previous to act of March 2, 1863, providing for the sale of bonds for cash, (except those authorized by act of May 7, 1861, hereinafter referred to,) I presume the several amounts mention ed were derived from the sale of bonds issued under acts of May 1st and June 3d, 1861, and of March 2d, 1863, as follows : From R. S. Stevens on bonds amount ing to S.VS.S0U, at 60 cents S 31,729 00 Less iule.est paid to him, not due 3,0:2 00 Total from Stevens 30,663 00 Frompurchaseofatatewarrants, tei,- Ml, at 70 cents 41,960 00 From Thomas Carney on sale of bonds, $53,000 80,930 00 Total $155,373 00 Under act of May. 7, 1861, the State Treasurer was authorized to borrow $20,- 000 for the purpose of repelling invasion, suppressing insurrection, etc. For that purpose he issued the bonds of the State, signed bv the Governor and counter signed by the Secretary ot state, to the amount ot $40,000. llie bonus were payable two years after date, drawing interest at the rate of ten per cent, per annum. Of these bonds $31,000 worth were sold to R. S. Stevens at 40 cents on the dollar, realizing to the State the sum of $12,400. Mr. Stevens testified before the Court of Impeachment that he sold of the Secretary of the Interior about $26,000 worth of those bonds at 95 cents on the dollar. Respectfully submitted. Samuel Lappis, State Treasurer. ScribnrT's Monthly for March Some one in Xaw York writes as fol lows of Scribxer for March : 'I suppose that alter this March num ber of Major Powell's Colorado papers is published the public will wake up to the extraordinary interest of the series, both in story and illustration, and will be looking un the back numbers. A more splendid feat has seldom been described so modestly and weil. by the hero him self. In fact the public seem to be look ing up the back numbers of this volume ofScribner already, for the publishers arc ' rpririntin? some. -and exnect to be com p,ie,i to reprint all the issues since the beginning of the volume in November." Dr. Holland's "Story of Sevenoaks" .iav nave something to do with this un- UaU:li demand. This reaches its third installment in the March number, and the vilain of the play is taken from Uie quiet of Sevenoaks to the more turbid and congenial atmosphere ol the metrop olis, where it see,ujj likely that he will run a course not altogether impreceden tcd in the history of successful "vulga rians." Jules Verne's slory lias disappointed a good many people, who did not know it was written for young people. The editors, by the way have taken it into hand, and arc condensing it into much more than its original interest. Jules Verne condenses much better than Em erson. Speaking of condensation Mr. Stedman has had to do not a little of that in his "Victorian Poets ;" the last of which in teresting series appears in the March Scribncr. Stedinai' opinion ofS.vin burne will astonish many peixins whose knowledge of the author is like a cele brated old lady's knowledge -ul Jonson's Dictionary. "How the opera of 'Dante' was Writ ten" is not an essay as some will suppose: it is a story which contains a suggestion to which we beg leave to call Verdi's at tention. "Ary Lilian,' is a fair sample of what may be called an o:casUu story, and certainly throws a good deal of light upon a rather obscure topic In this number we have one of the promised papers by Albert Rhodes, who this time gives an entertaining illustra ted sketch of the famous fabulist La Fontaine. Some Old Letters' are continued, and besides their own interest, are remarka ble as being accompanied by a hitherto unpublished portrait of Sir Walter Scott, by the artist Newton, once well known in America and England. Dr. Robinson says some bright things here about Dr. Leonard Bacon and his book, under the title of "New England and her Church." Among the contributions is another R. H. D. sketch, "The Poetess of Clap City" you remember the lady, do you not? and the poetry is supplied by Samuel W. Duffield, J. G. Saae, E. H. Warner, C. F. Bates, G. P. Lathrop, and Joaquin Miller. The most noticeable features in the Editorial departments are Dr. Holland's papere on Criticism, and Preaching; a summing up of the "Sex in Education" controversy, and a "new departure" in the "Etchings" department," which is much longer and more varied than ever before. A young gentleman visiting his inten ded, met a rival who was advanced in years, and wishing to insult him inquired how old he was. "t can't exactly tell," replied the other, "but I can teJJ you that an ass is older at twenty than a man at sixty." NO. 10. What I War. Napoleon said that "war was the busi ness of barbarians." The Duke of Wellington said that "men who bad nice notions of religion had no basiness to be soldiers." Sir Harry Smith said that "the pro fession ot a soldier was a damnable pro fession." Sir Charles Napier said that, "to overcome all feelings of religion is gen erally the means of making a warrior." Lord Bacon says, "I am of opinion that except you could bray Christianity in a mortar, and mould it into a new paste, there is no possibility of a holy war." John Locke says, "All the entertain ment and talk of history is of nothing al most but fighting and killing, and the honor and renown which are bestowed on conquerors who for the most part are mere butchers of mankind mislead growing youth, who by these means come to think slaughter the most laud able business of mankind and the most heroic of virtues." Lord Clarendon says, "We cannot make a more lively representation and emblem to ourselves of hell, than by the view of a kingdom in war." Burke says that "war suspends all the rules of moral obligation." Brougham says, "I abominate war as unchristian. I hold it the greatest .of human crimes. I deem it to include all others violence, blood, rapine, fraud, everything which can deform the char acter, alter the nature, and debase the name of man." Jeremy Taylor says. "If men bo sub jects of Christ's law, they can never go to war with each other. As contrary as cruelty is to mercy, tyranny to charity, so is- war and bloodshed to the meekness and gentleness of the Christian religion." John Wesley says, ''Shall Christians assist the prince of hell, who was a mur derer from the beginning, by telling of the benefit of war? Shall Protestant publications proclaim to the nations that war is a blessing of Providence f John Newton say3, "The military line seems but a poor business, and I ques tion whether it is becoming our profes sion, for a beliover, especially a minister, to place bis son deliberately in the school of slaughter, to bo trained up in the art and practice of hurrying sinners in an unprepared state to eternity." Chalmers says, "TIip existence of the prophecy, l'they shall learn war no more,' is a sentence of condemnation upon war, and stamps a criminality on its very fore- bead ; so soon as Christianity-shall gain a full ascendancy iu the world, from that moment war disappears." Ward the missionary, say3, "Either our religion is a fable, or there are un answerable arguments against war and the profession of arms." Dr.Payson says. "War is surrounded by a deceitful luster; but let .the mon ster's hideous form lc exposed in its true colors, and it will be an honor to Christianity, a powerful argument in her favor, to be known as his most deci ded and successful Te." What men are in a state of war. Sir William Xapicr recognized the necessity of (flogging) in war, because war, after all is a moment when men are devils let loose. Ralph Waldo Emmerson says : "War is on its last legs and a universal peace is as sure as the prevalence of civilization over barbarism, of liberal government over feudal forms. The question for us is only how soon?' Charles Sumner, in his address before the Amsrican Peace Society says, "Peace is the grand Christian Charity the fountain and parent of all other charities. Let Poaca bs removed and all other charities sicken and die. Whera Peace is not, Christianity cannot be." Sydney Smith says, "The greatest curse that can be entailed on mankind is a state of war. All the atrocious crimes committed in yeas of peace, all that is spent in peace by tbe secret corruptions, or by the thoughtless extravigance of nations, are mere trifles compared with the gigantic evils which stalk over this world in a state of war. God is forgotten in war; every principle of Christianity is trampled upon." A Trie Lady. Beauty and style are not the surest passports to respectability. Some of the noblest specimens of womaahood that the world has ever seen have presented the plainest and most unprepossessing appearance, woman s worm is to De estimated by the real goodness of her heart, the greatness of her soul, and tbe purity and sweetness of her character; and a woman with kindly disposition and well balanced mind and temper, is lovely and attractive, be her face ever so plain, and her face ever so homely. She makes the best of wives and the truest of mothers. Sho has a higher purpose in living than the beautiful yet vain, super cilious woman who has no higher ambi tion than to flaunt her finery in the street, or to gratify her inordinate vanity by extravagant flattery and praise from society, whose compliments are as hollow as they are insincere. Landlady (fiercely) You moat not occupy that bed with your boots out Boarder O, never miBd, they're only an old pair. The bedbojjs can't hurt 'em. I'll risk it any how. RATES OF ADVERTISING. TACX-.1 W.ll W llneh.. 2 m.it ra. IS m tlOOMtOi i men.. 3 inch.. 4 Inch.. tCnl.. ,'iCol.. I Col.. a-nK a anno i vi a 20 II 00 17 Sol 10 00 U 00 aoito Mi a. 10 (Dirt 0D Urn' JO 00 S3-Jnlent and Legal advenlaemenu must be paid for in advance. I ial awl Special Xotfces, 10 cent a line. AU letters in relation to btulnes In any lrav X?K?.,.?l,wi", t,o?'ouM be addreied ii the Publishers and Proprietors. Atxuox ft Pxmux. gOMftfcg far lie ChiMrei. One of tbe greatest pleasure -which St. Nicholas bitefs io its readers U cer tainly the monthly chapter of Miss Al coa's story. This time we catch a de lightful glimpse wf the "Eight Cousins" at home and in the very midst of the confusion and riot produced by the return of their sailor-ancle. Just as in teresting, also, is the sight of Rose in hr new fancy-costume, and the peep with iter into that curious room never before explored, where she makes a great discovery. But Rose is net the only character in the March number who meets with a remarkable surprise, for in Mr. Trow bridge's serial the Young Surveyor is as completely astonished by finding his sto len horse when and where he does. If there ever was an ingenious horse-thief, the fellow who captured "Snowfoot" was he! It is a proof of his cunning, that Jack, after 'all his efforts to find the missing animal, and after his search has at last been so strangely rewarded, is not yet 'tot of tbe woods," and seems to be threatened with an other unexpected adventure. Almost all boys and girls like narra tives of wars and battles, and they will find a story of this sort in a poem cal'ed "The War of tbe Rats and Mice," which is every whit as thrilling In its way as the deeds of any favorite hero from Richard Coeur-de-Lion to Jack the Giant Killer. The illustrations by Stephens are admirable; one of them, a true "battle-piece," representing a tourna ment both exciting and novel. As for the rest of the number we. have several excellent stories by Frank R. Stockton, Amelia La Forge and others, sketches of travel and science with iU lustrations, an article by W. H. Rideing on the Xaval Academy at Annapolis, a trench story, two delightful poems by Lucy Larcum and Mary E. Brabley, and besides other good things the irrepres sible Jack-in-the-pulpit, whose fun and jokes are.always full of wisdom. Wba Killed Tecamseu? William Poo, an octogenarian, who resides with his son, John Poe, some seyen miles south of Forest City, Holt county, Missouri, was in the fight on 'October 5, 1813, where the Indian chief, Terumseh, was killed. Colonel Richard M. Johnson was commanding the bat tallion, of which corps Mr. Poe was a member, which claims the honor of de feating and killing Tecumsch. Mr. Poe says Tecumsch was killed by a sharp shooter named David King, of Captain Davidson's company, and not by Col. R. M. Johnson, as is erroneously stated by many of the histories of the present day. Wm. Poe is aKentuckian by birth and a near relative of Adam Poe, the early pioneer and Indian fighter of that State. He retains his health and faculties toler ably well, and his recollection of the scenes of 1812-13 are still quite fresh in his memory. Mr. Poe came to Mis souri at an early day of its political bis totj.Bolt County (Mo.) Sentinel TheDroaghtii New Eaglaid. For six months the people of the Eastern States have been complaining of want of rain. Mills have been com' peTled to shorten working hours, farmers have been put to extra labor to obtain water for their stock, and in many towns water has been sold by the barrel. One farmer in New Hampshire, it is said, has 500 barrels of cider, but no water; and in another town a farmer's house took .fire and the flames were extinguished by throwing cider upon them, water not being obtainable. Several newspapers seem to be exer cised over the fact that Rev. Mr. J3arlo received $500 at the close of his meetings in Leavenworth. It strikes us. that thin is not a matter for outsiders to .mourn over. If Mr. Earle sins in taking tbe money he is accountable to bis God ; if the people sin in giving him the money, it is to be regretted, but country editors a hundred miles off will probably not bo held responsible for the iniquity. Some people like to pay their money for preaching, and as we understand .the case it is their privilege to do so if they chose. In a world full of real wrongs, let us not beloved brethren of the press, tear our hair and smite our breasts over things which do not concern us. Juno turn City Union. A certain hostess, whose table is noted for its uniformity of dishes, has a brisk daughter who electrifies her ma's board ers with tbe following parody, sung to as accompaniment on the piano: "While beefsteak and veniaoa cost lots of cash, be it ever so grisly, there's nothing like hash; the scrapings and leavings, of no use elsewhere, when mix ed all together makes excellent fare. Hash, bash, that hash ! Be- it ever so grisly, there's nothing like hash I" A married lady who was in the habit of spending most of her time in the socie ty of her neighbors, tappeaed to be taken iU, aad seat her husband -jn great haste for a physician. The husband ran a short distance, and then returned, exclaiming. "My dear! where shall I find yon when I come back T" A lazy chap marked bis handkerchiefs by patting "Smith" on one and "ditto'' op the rest.