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IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS, JANUAEY 17, 1879.
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THE MARIANA OF TBRNEXTaBN'
Ton come not ah ! you come not
I watch with a weary era
rrom my window as the crowded
Balloons go floating by;
Each bears its tinman lading.
But bears It from me aloof.
And never rattles a grapnel
Upon our lonely root
Along Its rails of Iron,
A hundred miles an hour.
The ex-steam-horse Is hurried
By the Kecly-motora power;
It flashes past the station.
And away, ontspeedlng the storm;
But In the passenger-catcher
I do not see your form.
The trees ore red with Autumn,
But In the leaf -strewn mead
I miss the old familiar tracks
Of vour velociDede.
nly the streamlet's slirhluir
I hear, ana the forest moan.
Though the ears of love are keener
Than any microphone.
When the children toy at twilight
Sometimes with the phonograph,
I hear again your well known voice,
Again your merrv laugh;
Then I start np and listen,
Bnt 1 c&tnli nn fnrth,- tmi.
- Tbongh north and south, and east and west,
I sweep my megaphone.
The carbon -points are lighted.
The opal globe "gins glow.
t my absent lover is colder
Than is the Alpine snow I
Barriers more fell than oceans
nave severed us apart.
And the taslmeter finds no warmth
Within his ley heart
Upon the wall of my chamber
The Instrument I see
Through which in happier moments
You used to whisper me ;
But never the call-Dell rlngetb
Nay, so many days have flown
That the silly spider has built her web
O'er the rusting telephone I
O that we two were lying.
That we in death might Join,
To impalpable ash cremating
In the furnace of Le Moyno ;
That we from the self -same Brahmin's
Identic finger and thumb
Might be sprinkled upon the waters
Till the Great Fralaya come !
Bnt, hark! what is that music
Comes o'er the distant hill?
Hush, tumult of my bosom I
My beating heart, be still I
Hark! nearer, dearer, clearer.
Comes the familiar tone.
It is my lord, my life, my love I
1 know his xylophone I
THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE.
For aught that ever I could read.
Could ever hear by tale or history.
Or worm out of the oldest Inhabitant,
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Either It was different in blood,
Ilia name 'oeing 0Bourke, hers Swortzfager
Or else miagrafred in respect of years,
The love-sick boy being seventy-five or
And the girl sixteen or thereabouts.
Very like it stood upon the choice of friends,
His father wanting him to take to wife
The pork merchant's daughter, while the
TIad a hankering after the girl that
Kept the toll-gate.
Or if there was a sympathy in choice,
The Governor and the boy
Being of the same opinion, war, death,
Or sickness did lay siege to it, or the
Girl said: "No; your bride I can not be,"
Or words to that effect, thu making it
Momentary as a sound, swift as a shadow,
Miort as a dream or the butcher's weight.
Brief us the lightning in the darkest night
That, in a flash, unfolds both heaven and
And ere a man hath power to say
" Jucfc Kobinson," the jaws of darkness
Do devour it up. So quick bright tilings
Come to confuion, and a young man is left
Worse than the newspaper that didn't
Hear of the elopement of its own editor.
Od City Derrick.
AFGHANISTAN AND ITS PEOPLE.
Professor Monier Williams, the Bo
den Professor of Sanscrit, delivered a
lecture on Afghanistan before the Uni
versity of Oxford yesterday afternoon.
He prefaced it by an. account of the
Pan jab and the causes which led to its
annexation. He stated his belief that
our possession of the Punjab made all
the difference in the present position of
affairs. When our armies were sent in
1842 to avenge the treacherous Cabul
massacre of the previous year they had
to pass through a turbulent country
which did not belong to us. Now our
supremacy was established to the very
entrance of the passes. Nay, we could
use our former enemies, the Sikhs,
against their hereditary foes, the Af-
&, as we used them against the Mo
edan mutineers at Delhi. Trained
by us the Sikhs made the best of sol
diers. Addressing himself to Afghan
istan, the Professor said that a common
name for the country was Pasht, or
Pashtan, whence the natives called
themselves Pashtanes and their language
Pashtu. Those who settled in .India
were called Pathans (for Fashtans). Af
ghanistan had been called the Switzer
land of Asia. But It presented a con
trast to Switzerland. Albeit the ruins
of great cities proved its former gran
deur, it was at present -an extremely
poor, mountainous country, with a
sparse population of five or six millions,
divided: and subdivided into a confused
medley of heterogeneous tribes wholly
destitute of all national cohesion. Of
towns there were only four Cabul
(6,400 feet above the sea, with a far
colder climate in winter than that of
England); Candahar (so called, not
from Iskandar the Great, but from the
Gandharas), Ghazni and Herat. The
people were partly nomad, partly agri
cultural. There was no such thing as
nationality, patriotism or even real
government. Every tribe and almost
every man did what was right in their
own eyes. The population was a con
geries of wholly or partially independent
clans, nominally subject to the Ameer
of Cabul, but more under the control of
their several chiefs. They were very
like the ancient Scotch highland class,
bnt their distinguishing mark was the
turban instead of the tartan. Those
most nearly related were most addicted
to mutual strife and vindictiveness.
Brother rose against brother, and blood
feuds were perpetual. The right of
avenging wrongs belonged to the indi
vidual. The late Bishop Milman was
once examining a class of Afghan child
ren. He told the best boy to choose his
own prize, upon which the child asked
for a tulwar, or sword. Every Afghan
was a born soldier, trained from his
childhood to the use of arms and
from his youth to rapine. Outwardly
frank and hospitable he was at
heart passionate, vindictive and
treacherous. No confidence coald be
placed in his word. Like all highland
era the Afghans were intensely proud
and thought a great deal of pedigree.
There were no good ground for believ
ing them to be of Jewish origin. 4 They
were not more like Jews thaa the Boa
bay Parsees. Their language, Pashtu
Swhich was Aryan aad a kind of mid
lie term between Persian and Hindu),
did not support the notion of their Se
mitic origin. Host of the better classes
spoke Persian and the language of their
religion was Arabic. The Mohamme
dan religion was the only tie which
bound the medley of tribes together.
They were Sunnis like the Indian Mo
hammedans. It was a mistake to sup-
hum were were oniy two passes irom
Afghanistan into India used by armies.
The Kuram Pass had probably been
used by Alexander the Great and the
Gomul by Mahmud of GhsznL Milita
ry authorities maintained that to pre
vent disturbances in India we should
have to command the great gateways on
both sides. To do so we should have
to occupy Jellalabad as we have done
yuetta. .bvery advance seemed to in
volve a pushing forward of the political
as of the natural horizon. No sooner
were we through the Khyber and the
Bolan than we found ourselves con
fronted with the Basses leading into
Afghanistan from Turkestan. That
great central plateau was as little
known to Englishmen as the center
of Africa, yet it had been the nursery
of the greatest nations of the earth.
What most concerned us was that al
ready the whole of Turkestan was prac
tically under Russian domination. Al
ready, according to Professor Vambery,
has Kussia pushed her frontier to a point
within 40Q miles of our territory. Al
ready she occupies the Upper Oxus, the
lower course of which she is said to
have just changed to its old bed and
made to flow into the Caspian Sea, so
as to enable her ships to navigate its
waters almost to the very borders of
oiguuiuuu. Aucauy sue is creeping
onward from the south shore of the Cas
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pian, intent on occupying Herat and ul
timately absorbing Persia. For, let us
not forget, said the Professor, in con
clusion, that Kussia is a semi-Oriental,
u not semi-barbarous, power. Her sys
tem assimilates itself far more readily
than ours to the present condition of
the Asiatic mind. It is not over-just, it
is not over-pure, it is not over-virtuous,
yet it brings with it the manifest ad
vantages of organized government and
security of personal property. We are
not a people who have waned like oth
er masters of the land. That we have
been with them aforetime they are well
aware, since certain villages on the way
from Limasol to Nicosia bear the stamp
of English names. Our track was
marked by deeds which have outlived
the memory of crusading kings, Vene
tian prefects and Turkish mutessarifs.
Names are long lived in Cyprus as in
every portion of the East. At'many of
the archways in these walls stand Cy-
piiuw; unuucia uu me wawu. v eneuans
never came - d&ck. crusaders never
came back. What are these English
like, who came into their country lonj
ago, left here and there a namebehin
them, and have now returned to rule
them as a Frankish settlement for a sec
ond time? As we approached the Mos
lem, women drew their yashmaks round
their faces. Even the Greeks affect to
shun our gaze. The little ones either
dart inside or hide their beads in their
mother's laps in order to escape the
evil eye. But all are moved and curi
ous and excited bv vour presence in
their streets. Sometimes the doors are
silently put to as you get near, not al
ways and in truth not often, for the na
tives of both races and especially the
Moslems look on you as friends. A
trickle of water can be heard in every
yard while dates and oranges rise above
every wall. Arches run along three
sides of the enclosed space. Under these
arches on the ground floor lodge the
camel, mule and ox, supposing that the
owner has such property as camel, mule
and ox. Every family has a palm tree,
almost every one has a garden and not
a few have a water-wheel. Above the
arches live the family, the female
members in a quarter of their own.
Men are content to lodge like shepherds.
near the mules and cattle, while their
wives and sisters sleep in chambers
looking on the orange trees within hear
ing of the water-wheels. Women of all
ages clothed in sea-green, pink and
orange garments sit under the trees
droning their native sotgs, while their
busy lingers draw ana spin their native
silk. Yentas and balconies bang above
the streets luring in every breath of air.
The jalousies are down, but you are
made aware by echo of whispered words
and sound of feminine laughter, that the
native critics are at work on your pale
face, puggeree and riding-boots.
A hundred alleys winding under
minarets and palms, in and out among
an endless series of fountains, -orange
clumps and olive grounds, toake up the
labyrinth of Nicosia, this Damascus of
the sea. One feature of the city sepa
rates Nicosia from the Syrian capital
the want of any street that, even by the
courtesy of Orientals, could be called
"The Straight." London Times.
Winter In the French Capital.
Paris is transformed. The gayeties
of the summer are gone, and bleak win
ter is upon the boulevards and snow
flakes have whitened parks and gardens.
The bronze figures, nymphs andTritons,
in the fountains on the Palace de la
Concorde are half-hidden by monster
icicles, and the trees in the Champs
Elyseea and in the Bois de Boulogne
are tipped with scintillating atoms of
snow. As a writer in the Olobe (Lon
don) has seen it, the race-course at
Longchamps, with its picturesque stands
and old wind-mill, looks like a picture,
as the Laplanders, who are now staying
in the Jardin d'Acclimatization, race
and tear about in their sledges drawn
by reindeer or joyous, barking dogs, the
echoes of whose voices resound over the
snow-covered plain. In the city the
heavy fall of snow has make locomotion
extremely difficult. The omnibuses have
taken a third horse, and the street-car
drivers handle four-in-hands. The carts
of the milkmen and butchers can only
just get about. The streets are quiet,
and the hoofs of horses and the wooden
shoes of the workmen no longer resound
from the pavement. The only noises
heard are the shoots and cries of the
gamin who delights in braving police
regulations, and snow-balling friend
Bs sunn and call for Dr. Bon's Cough
Syrup, u Sou are trembled with a bad couch
or cold. It wul give yon, relief. Tor tale by
ever respectable Druggist One bottle, 25
cents; Ave bottles for SLM.
Whew a farmer gets in his grain he
elevates it, and when it gets into the
fanner it elevates him.
The President has nominated James
B. Howell, of Iowa, Orange Ferris, of
New York, and A. O. Aldis, of Vermont,
Southern Claims Commissioners: Lew
is E. Payne, of Virginia, United States
Attorney for Wyoming Territory; A.
Worth Spates, of Maryland, Secretary
of Wyoming Territory; Peter Mantar,
Register of the Land-office, Bismarck,
" The Teller Sub-Committee of Investi
gation, comprising Senators Teller,
Cameron, Kirkwood, Garfield and Bail
ey, met in New Orleans on the 7th and
began taking testimony.
It is understood that Senator Conk-
ling has decided to continue his oppo
sition to the confirmation of the Presi
dent's New York appointments.
The recent publication of what pur
ported to be the substance of the forth
coming report of the. Sub-committee on
Territories regarding the condition of
affairs in the Indian Territory and the
legislation recommended in reference
thereto, is declared by Senator Patter
son, Chairman of the Committee, to be
entirely unauthorized and fraudulent.
The King of Holland and the Prin
cess Emma of Waldeck-Pyrmont were
married on tho 7th. The royal bride
groom is in the 62dyear of his age; the
bride has just turned 20. Tho King 3
14 years older than his father-in-lav,
and has a son 19 years older than his
cew wife. The wedding was celebrat
ed at Arolsen, the residence of the
bride's father, and was quite a brilliant
Representative Julian Hartridge, of
the i-irst Georgia District, died of pneu
monia on the 8th. He was a member of
the House Judiciary Committee, and
was considered one of the ablest men in
By request of Major Marcus A. Reno,
Seventh Cavalry, President Hayes has
ordered a military Court of Inquiry to
assemble at Chicago on the 13th, to in
quire into the conduct of Major Reno
at the Battle of the Little Big Horn
River, June 25 and 26, 1876. Whether
court-martial proceedings will be insti
tuted against Major Reno will depend
upon the result of this inquiry.
Secretary Schurz's letter to the Sec
retary of War, in reply to General Sher
idan's last, was published on the 9th.
Ho maintains that the Indian Service
comprises many men as pure, high
minded and faithful to duty as any offi
cer of the Army, and protests against
Sheridan's classing them all indiscrim
inately with thieves or imbeciles.
A delegation of the principal chiefs
and business men of the Cherokees,
Creeks and Chickasaws, waited upon
the President on the 9th, and entered
their protests against the transfer of tho
Indians to the War Department.
The fugitive Cheyennes, who have
been imprisoned at Fort Robinson,
Neb., since their capture in October
last, have recently shown signs of dis
satisfaction and insubordination, on ac
count of their return to their agency in
the Indian Territory havingbeen ordered
by the Indian Bureau. On the night of
the 9th, just before midnight, while
none but the few guards on duty were
awake, the Indians made a forcible out
break from their quarters, firing
upon the guard with some
revolvers that they had secreted, dan
gerously wounding four of the soldiers,
two of them mortally. The Indians
then made' for the surrounding hills, f
closely pursued by the whole force of
cavalry at the fort, who soon over
took them and tired upon
them remorselessly. The following is
the result of the emeute as telegraphed
on the night of the 10th : Thirty-seven
Indians, nearly all of whom are squaws
or children, have either surrendered or
been captured,' and are under
guard; thirty-four are still out, in
cluding about seventeen warriors.
The dead bodies of the Indians brought
into tne ion tor Duriai number 20 war
riors, eight squaws and two children,
Five soldiers were wounded; two of
them, privates Smith and Everetts, have
died; others not dangerous. Private
Ferguson, who was stabbed by Wild
Hog, will recover.
Hon. Gustavo Schleicher, Represent
ative in Congress from the Sixth Texas
District, died in Washington on the
10th, of erysipelas.
The Potter Committee have resolved
to enter into an investigation of the
"cipher" telegrams, and have asked
the House to grant an additional appro
priation for that purpose. The Repub
licans of the Committee refrained from
voting upon the proposition.
The Post-office Department has order
ed a new postage-stamp to be used on
letters not prepaid. Heretofore a letter
being posted and wanting a stamp has
been held at the office at which the let
ter was mailed; the Postmaster of the
office has then written to the individual
addressed, saying that such a letter has
been held in that office for him, postage
not having been prepaid. The new
stamp which has just been ordered un
der the new regulation, is put on a let
ter not prepaid and sent to the Post
master at the office of destination, who
is charged with the amount due, and
collects the same from the person ad
dressed, on the delivery of the letter.
Great excitement has been caused in
Berlin by the publication of the out
lines of s bill, emanating from Bis-,
marck, for disciplining the members of
the -Reichstag. The bill places the
power of punishment of members in
the hands of a committee of two Vice
Presidents and ten members, to meet at
the order of the President of the House
or on motion of twenty members. The
penalties provided for unruly members
are 1. To receive public reproof be
fore the assembled House. 2. To make
an apology before the assembled
House. S. To be excluded from the
Reichstag for a fixed period. Should
this exclusion extend to the entire term
of the session of the Legislature, the
members so punished may also be liable
to lose the right of being elected to the
Reichstag; and further, an independent
motion in favor of depriving the Depu
ty of his right of election may be brought
lorwardintne House. The reproduc
tion of a speech, or the remarks which
called it forth, in a stenographic report,
or any other publication of them in the
press, may be prohibited, the contra
vention of the prohibition to be punish--)
able with imprisonment of from three
weeks to three months.
A complete official record of the do
nations received by the city of Memphis
during' the prevalence of the yellow
fever epidemic is printed in the papers
of that city. The total amount received
from all the States is $417,
536 66. Of this sum New York
contributed $56,800, and Illinois
152,307; California comes next with
929,000, and Ohionext with $26,000.
News from the Anglo-Indian army of
invasion is that Gen. Stewart has occu
pied Candahar without opposition,
which is said to be the most important
advantage yet gained. It is rumored
that Yakoob Khan is inclined to make
friendly terms with the British, and ne
gotiations for peace are already in pro
gress. There is no longer any doubt
that the Ameer has entered Russian ter
ritory and is making his way to St. Pe
tersburg. The Pope's encyclical, a brief ab
stract of which is telegraphed from
Rome, denounces Socialism, Commun
ism and Nihilism as militating openly
against the civil state, rupturing the
matrimonial ,tie, ignoring the rights of
property, claiming every thing, howev
er legally inherited or honestly acquired,
and attempting even the lives of kings.
Tho equality desired by these sects
is declared contrary to Scrip
tures. There are distinctions between
angels in heaven, a fortiori must there
be distinctions between men upon earth.
Poverty, of which Socialism is impa
tient, is corrected by the Church, which,
besides her own charities, enjoins alms
giving on ine ncn, to wnom she thus
reconciles the poor. Such is the solu-
ion of the evus for which Socialism
seeks a revolutionary remedy. Let,
therefore, all principalities and powers
accept the Church the safeguard of
earthly and surety of heavenly things.
Hon. Montgomery Blair has recently
written a letter expressing his opinion
that the Democratic party can only be
successful in the coming Presidential
election by renominating Mr. TOden;
otherwise he thinks Gen. Grant will be
Mme. Anderson, the plucky English
woman, on the 13th completed the dif
ficult task of walking 2,700 quarter
miles in as many quarter hours consec
utively. The feat was performed
in a public hall in Brooklyn, N. Y., and
so great was the enthusiasm manifested
by the public towards the latter part of
her walk that the hall was crowded
night and day. She begun her walk on
Dec. 16, and, although greatly exhaust
ed at the close, could undoubtedly have
prolonged her exertions somewhat
The new Governor of Kansas was
duly inaugurated on the 11th. The
Legislature met on the 14th.
A number of Eastern mills are now run
ning on half-time, on account of the low
prices of manufactured goods.
First Lieut. Helenas Dodt, Adjutant of
the Twenty-fourth U. 8. Infantry, died of
pneumonia at Fort Duncan, Texas, on the
30th ult. He was a native of Hanover, Ger
many, and a most accomplished officer and
Justice Hunt, of the United States Su
preme Court, has had a stroke of paralysis
from which it is feared he can not recover.
The public schools of Mitchell, Ind., have
been dismissed on account of the scarlet fever
Judge Blodgett, of Chicago, has addressed
a communication to Speaker Eandall, re
questing an investigation by the House of
Bepresentailves into the alleged charges
touching his official conduct as Judge of the
United 8tates District Court.
Princess Caroline, wife of Prince Henry
of Hesse, is dead.
A recent dispatch from the City of Mexi
co say s that ex-Governor Bravo, who head
ed the rising la Collsu and Mlcaoacan, has
been killed with 14 of hk follower.
The War Department is informed of the
death of Lieut. Thomas 8. Wallace, Third
Infantry. He wm stationed at Fort Missoula,
near Helena, Moat and on Dec 7, with a
companion, went out on a hunt. They be
came separated, aad-his companion return
ed to the Fort that night. Lieut. Wallace's
horse ease ia riderless. A search party was
sent out, and on Dec. 17 his body was found
and brought to the fort. It is thought that
ia crossing the Missoula Kiver he became
benumbed with cold, and his horse getting
away rrom him, he perished.
Prof. "Win. J. L. Nlcodemus, of the Ual
verslty of Wisconsin, atMadboa, committed
suicide on the Cth by taking morphine. He
was detailed from the regular army two or
three years ago as Instructor of the Academy.
Financial embarrassments are supposed to
have driven him to the act. He leaves a
widow and four children.
The Legislatures of Illinois, Missouri, sad
West Virginia met on the 8th.
The Legislatures of Connecticut and Indi
ana met on the 9th.
John Tate, late Treasurer of Berrien Conn
ty, Mich., shot himself through the head on
the 9th, dying' Instantly. His accounts with
the county were somewhat confused, and
it was claimed his cash was $3,200 short,
which however was denied by him and his
Thomas Reed, Cashier of the First Na
tional Bank of Galveston, Texas, has ab
sconded with 927,000 in cash of the bank's
funds. Supposed to have crossed the bor
der. Clark Hubbard, with his 'wife and two
children, en route west from Sherman,
Texas, were frozen to death near Pilot
Point on the night of the 5th.
Benjamin Hunter was hanged at Camden,
N. J., on the 10th, for the murder of John
M. Armstrong in January last. Hunter was
a former business associate of Armstrong
and had policies of insurance on his life
amounting to $28,000. The evidence in the
case, together with Hunter's own admis
sions, left no room for doubt that the mur
der was committed in order that he might
realize upon the policies.
Michael Farrel was hanged at Quebec on
the 10th, for the murder of Francis Conway
in August last. " - .
W. H. Duty ea, formerly Deputy Sheriff of
Lucas County, 0.,on the 10th, shot and se
riously wounded his wife and then shot
himself, dying instantly. Duryea's wife,
whom he married in October last, was a
woman of somewhat unsavory reputation,
with whom he had become infatuated. For
a short time they lived in apparent harmony,
when her old proclivities again began to be
made manifest, and in a fit of Jealousy and
mortification at her conduct he resolved
upon the desperate deed here recorded.
It it again reported that Sitting-Bull and
his band are anxious to make peace with the
United States authorities and return to their
The United States sloop of war Richmond,
which Is to take Gen. Grant and suite on their
Eastern voyage, sailed from New York on the
11th for Gibralter.
Capt. Bogardus recently accomplished the
unparalleled feat, atGilmore's Garden, New
York, of breaking with a rifle 0,000 glass
balls in 6,013 shots. He broke 5,680 balls
without a miss.
Col. Thomas A. Scott, according to a Par
is paper, has been almost completely re
stored to health sisce his arrival in Europe.
Dr. Jacob BIgelow, of Boston, one of
America's most eminent physicians, died on
the 10th. He was author of a number of
standard works on medicine and science.
Commodore John Guest, commanding the
Portsmouth Navy-yard, died on the 12th.
Two Indians were hanged for murder at
Pendleton, Oregon, on the 10th.
Fourteen men have been indicted for the
murder of Judge Burnett, in Breathitt
County, Ky., during the late insurrection.
The New French Cable Company pro
poses to lay two cables, one from Brest to
Cape Cod, and the other from Land's End to
Nova Scotia, both by way of Saint Pierre.
Capt. Thos. Blair, Fifteenth U. S. Infantry,
who some months ago married the widow of
Gen. Gordon Granger, is charged with being
guilty of bigamy, and is now under arrest at
Governor's Island, New York. Capt. Blair
came from Scotland some years ago, and Is
said to have a wife and family in Glasgow.
He was a member of Gen. Granger's staff.
Other charges of a serious character are al
s preferred against him.
Thomas D. Conyngham, whose forgeries
on the Second National Bank at "Wilkes
barre, Pa., in 1870, amounted to about $200,
000, has been captured in Bio Janeiro. The
Brazilian Government has signified Its will
ingness to surrender him to justice.
Francis Bennett, for many years Treasurer
of Gloucester, Mass., confesses to a defalca
tion of $8,000.
The yellow fever has reappeared at Bio
Janeiro and several deaths have occurred.
The library of the Birmingham and Mid
land Institute at Birmingham, Engand,con
tainlng 80,000 volumes, burned on the 14th.
It contained the most complete Sbaka
pearean collection in the world, numbering
The tenement house and beer-saloon of
John Odendorfer, Jamaica Plain District,
near Boston, burned on -the night of the
11th. Mrs. Odendorfer and son, 10 years of
age, perished in the flames.
The Arkansas Legislature met and organ
ized on the 13th.
Prince Henry of the Netherlands, brother
of King William, died on the 18th, aged 59.
Florida experienced a very palpable earth
quake shock on the night of the 12th.
The breaking up of the Ice In the river at
Cincinnati, on the 13th, caused considerable
destruction to property, a number of steam
ers and other craft being sunk or badly
Congress reassembled on the 7th, after
the holiday recess, pursuant to resolution ot
adjournment.. .In the Senate, a large num
ber of petitions were presented, mainly by
women, asking that elfeet be given to the
Anti-Polygamy law of US:, ana Others pro
testing against the so-called Patent bill and
against the transfer of the Indian Bureau
to the War Department. Among the
more important bills introduced was one
by Mr. McDonald, to authorize the taxation
of outstanding legal tenders. Mr. Mdmtrads
submitted a, resolution, declaring that, In the
judgment of the Senate, the Eth, 14th and
13th amendments to the Constitution of the
United States have been legally ratified and
are as valid as the other parts of the Con
stitution ; that It la too right and duty of Con
gress to enforce such amendments by appro
Driate legislation, and It isthedntvol th
Executive Department of the Government
faithfully and with diligence to impartially
execute such laws; that it Is the duty of Con-
Sus to appropriate money to that end, and
tructingthe Judiciary Committee to re
port a bill for the protection of the rights ol
citizens and the punishment of all infrac
tions thereof. The resolution was laid on
the table at the request of Mr. Edmunds, to
be called np hereafter. Mr. Voorhees
called up his resolution Instruct
ing the Judiciary Committee to inquire
Into the expediency of making the trade-dollar
legal tender, sad providing for its rerota
age Into standard silver dollars. He address
ed the Senate at length.denoundng the trade
dollar as fraudulent money, which, having
failed In Its misstoa. abroad, had returned
home to cheat the honest people of this coun
try. The resolution was then laid over......'
In the House, Mr. Aeklin called atteatyn to
the scandal In Lonislaaa with which his
name is associated, and presented aresola
tion authorizing aa Inquiry, which was de
feated on the ground that the resolution did
not embrace a question of privilege. Mr.
Harrison areas to a question of Man privi
lege and ofered a resolution, reciting that
Henrv W. Bkxlsett.U. 8. Dtatriet Jadan for the
Northern District of ITltnols.hart bees charged
witn gross raisconaact ana cmrupaon, ana
providing: for a select committee of five
members to examine such charges.to inquire
Into Judge Blodgett's official conduct, and
to report what action. the Honse should take
ia the premises, with power to send for per
sobs, papers, etc Mr. Bnrchard moved to
amend by rubstltutlnjt the Judiciary Com
mittee for a special committee, which was
agreed to. sir. Ryan Introduced a bill ex
tending the time to pre-emptors on public
landswbo have suffered by prairie fires. Re
ferred. The deaths of Mr.B.B. Douglass, of
Virginia, and A. 8. Williams, of Michigan,
were announced, and the House In respect to
their memory adjourned.
In the Senate, on the 8th, Mr. Edmunds
said there were no Joint rules between tho two
Houses of Congress, and he therefore sub
mitted, a concurrent resolution declaring
that on the last three days of this session
no bin passed by either Ilouse shall be
sent to the other for concurrence, and
on the last day of the session no bill shall
be sent to the President for hb approval.
He said he hoped the resolution would
be passed and that Congress would devote
the last three days of the session to the con
sideration of bills pending between the two
Houses; referred. On motion of Mr. Thur
man George Bancroft was admitted to the
privileges of the floor. Mr. Thurman, from
the Committee on Judiciary, reported, with
amendment, the House bill to divide
the Western District of Missouri Into two
divisions, and prescribing times and places
for holding Court therein; placed on the cal
endar. Mr. Grover arose to a personal ex
planation regarding the recent publication
that Statfe fund of Oregon amounting to
about $97,000 had been expended and not ac
oonntedfor during his ad ministration as Gov
ernor. He denlea the charges seriatim and
read from the laws and records to show that
all the money had been properly expended.
The death of Representative Hartridgo was
then announced, and the Senate adjourned
as a mark of respect In the liossoofll-
clal notice of the death of Representative
Hartrldxe. of Geonrla. beinir siven. a com
mittee was appointed to accompany there
mains home, no other business being trans-
In the Senate, on the 9th, a large number
of petitions were presented, and llcck's reso
lution referring to tho Committee on Finance
the answer of tho Secretary of tho Treasury
to tho resolution relative to the mnotint of
silver coin received in payment of Customs
dues and its disposition, passed. In the course
of his remarks on the bill. Mr. Beck charged
that Secretary bhcrman's reply was disin
genuous, and alleged that he had
increased the interest-bearing debt of the
United States J105.O00.CO0. The 1)111 to amend
the 1'atent laws was then taken up, hut not
disposed of. After attending the funeral
services of the lato Representative llartridxc
in the Honse. the Senate returned to its own
chamber and adjourned In the Houso the
day was devoted to the funeral sen ices of the
late Representative Hartridge of Georgia.
In the Senate, on the 10th, the Indian Ap
propriation bill was taken up. Amendments
proposed by the Committee on Appropria
tions were agreed to, as follows: Fortlicpay
ot t inuian Agents insieau 01 71, as 111 me
House bill: Increasing tlie appropriation lor
Northern Cheyennes and Arrapauocs" from
03,000 to SCTOO, and that for hloux ol the dif
ferent tribes from 115,000 to $,ioo. The com
mittee reported an amendment to strike out
of the House bill the clause directing the
President to prohibit the removal ot the
Apaches and other Indians of Arizona
nnd New Xexico to the Indian Territory. Mr.
Maxey moved to nonconcur in the amend
ment of tho committee, and said that the five
civilized tribes now residing in the Indian
Territory were prosperous, and it was detri
mental to tlioM! Indians, as well as to the
States bordciing on that Territory, to bring
wild tribes of Indians among them. Mr. In
galls said, during the past six years, the pro
cess bad been going gradually on of concen
trating unfriendly Indians into the Indian
Territory. Tho Modocs, Northern Chey
ennes ana various oiner Danus naa oeen con
centratcd there. In September-last, in consc
uencc of tho unlawful concentration of the
beyenne Indians in tl-e Indian Territory,
not less than thirty citizens of Kansas were
massacred in cold blood by these Indians,
who bad been placed in tho Indian Territory
by the Executive Department of the Gov
ernment without authority ot Congress.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars"
worth of property was destroyed. At
the proper time he would moe to en
large the provision of the Honse bill
so as-to forbid the Introduction of nn v Indi
ans into the Indian Territory without the
consent of Congress. After some farther dis
cussion the Senate refused to concur in the
amendment of the Committee on Appropria
tions to strike out the clause, by n vote of
yeas, 8 ; nays, 32. The following amendments
of the committee were agreed to: Increasing
the number of privates for Indian police,
from 400 to 800, and the number Tof ollicers
from 80 to 100; and the appropria
tion for that service from JjO.coo to
ISO.OOO. An amendment reported by the coni
mitteo to strike out of the House hill the
clause authorizing tbb Secretary of the Inte
rior, under the direction of the President, to
use any surplus thatm ty remain in any ot the
appropriations made by the bill for the pur
chase of subsistence for the several Indian
tribes and to supply any subsistence deficien
cy that may occur for any tribe, providing,
howevcr.that the funds appropriated to fulnll
treaty obligations shall not be used, was
agreed to. The bill having been considered
in Committee of the Whole, it was reported to
the Senate. Tho amendments made in the
committee were concurred in, and the bill
was read a third time and passed. The Senate
went Into executive session, and when tho
doors re-opened adjourned untU Monday.....
In the House, Mr. Hatcher Introduced a bill
to declare forfeited lands granted Missouri to
aid in the construction of the Iron Mountain
Railroad. Mr. Eden, from the Committee on
War Claims, reported back the senate bUl
authorizing the Secretary of the Treos
urv to examine tho evidence in re
gard to payments made to the State
of Missouri since 16 to the militia
of that State for military services performed
by it in the suppression of tho rebellion.
Passed. The bill to reimburse the William
and Mary College for losses suffered during
the War was then taken up, and after a long
discussion was defeatedyeas, 87; nays, 117.
Adjourned till Monday.
No business of importance was transacted
in either house on the 13th, on account ot the
funeral services of Mr. Schleicher, which took
place In the hall of the Honse and was attend
ed by tho members of both houses in a body.
A Joint committee was appointed to escort
the remains to Texas.
Ax English nobleman, who is in the
habit of speaking to soldiers in an affa
ble manner, was much amused lately
when s guardsman said to him, in a
hearty and genial way: "I like you, my
lord. There's nothing of the gentleman
"I meant to have told you of that
backet of coal I left at the bottom of the
stairs for you to carry up, Harry," said
his wife from the upper landing, when
she heard a fall and some tall swearing.
"Never mind, I've found it," re
A fat French lady despairingly said :
"I am to fat that I pray for a disap
pointment to make me thin. No soon
er does the disappointment come than
.1 -it; 1 -m : ui
lac naerq expociauun. ui Krawuig taut
ner gives me such j
latter taaa ever."
The proprietor of a building-site in
Wisconsin advertises his land for sale
in this wise: "The town of Poggisand
surrounding country is the most beauti
ful which nature ever made. The scen
ery is celestial; stoo two wagons and a
yoke of steers."
Two ladies met on the street and one
inquired of the other: " Why, you look
very happy this morning. What's hap-
penear" " un. I've jus oeen up nav
ingmyfortane'told," was the reply,
"and the woman says I'm to marry
twice more, have diamonds and a cam
el's hair shawl, aad that I can go to the
" Dear me, 1 don't wonder that you are
happy. Bat you won't say nothing to
ytwlneeaadr" "Oh, of coarse not.
Poor man! He's good to me, aad it
might kart hk feaoaga to know that I
am going to marry twice more. I think
I'll tell him that I'm likely to die first."
THE CHEYENNE UPRISING.
FallParUenlanof Uwlsrflasi Outbreak at
Fort MobUuoa aad tha Tsrribla Mnn.
era that Followed.
Special to the Chicago Times; X
Fort Robinson, Neb., Jan. 11. The fol
lowing is a full sad correct report of the
Cheyenne massacre on Thursday night last,
the facts ot which, owing to the confusion
and excitement existing since the horrible
occurrence, could not be ascertained sooner:
The sentinel walking guard on the east
side of tne prison-room containing the Chey
ennes had Just cried out " Ten o'clock, all's
well." Hardly had the sound of his voice
died away on the night breeze when by a
preconcerted signal, the savages burst
through the doors and windows, which they
had previously unfastened. The movement
was executed with such promptness as to
take the sentinels completely oy surprise.
The first of the savages galnlBg the outside
at the east end
OPENED TX UrOSTHISZ.NTl.NKL3 1
from fire-arms which they had succeeded la
concealing sip.es their capture by Carletoa
last October, succeeding In killing one and
dangerously wounding another. A simi
lar case was enacted oa the west andsouth
sides of the building. The savages having
fired into the guard-room, severely wound
ed two guardsmen, the main guard, consist
inz of 3) men and two non-commissioned
'.ilicera, rushed to Intercept the savages' es
cape. Corporal Pulver.a brave young f el
low, of Company L, 3d Cavalry, sprang on
a savage supposed to be the Chief Dull
knife, with the Intention of disarming him.
The savage anticipating the attack, Immedi
ately fired on rulver.the ball taking effect
in his right arm. Other members of the
guard in the meantime were trying to pre
vent the escape of the retreating savages,
all efforts however proving ineffectual, as the
bucks on being overtaken fired on the guard
with fatal effect. The squaws were also
armed with huge hunting-knives, using
them on the troops when an opportunity
occurred. The men of Company C, 3d Cav
alry, in the barrack-room near, hearing the
first shot, sprang out of bed, and in an In
credibly short period rushed to the scene of
the engagement, many of them stopping to
render assistance to wounded comrades ly
ing on the frozen snow. This scene tended
to arouse within them
TUB DEMOX OF KEVKNGE.
On catching up with the guard Ineffective
ly struggling with' the retreating savages,
they opened-an indiscriminate fire, with
dreadful effect, on the renegades, killing
twenty, eight of whom proved to be war
riors. The avires reaching White Elver.
within five hundred yards of the post, scat
tered, making for the hills a few miles dis
tant. The main body continued to retreat
up the left bank of the river, closely pursued
by the infuriated soldiers. Such ot the sav
ages as were overtaken, fired on the pursu
ers, and in return were Immediately shot
down. -The dismounted troops, after pur
suing the savages two miles, were overtaken
by Companies K and L. 3d Cavalry, mount
ed, who, on hearing the firing in camp a
mite distant, arrived in time to capture
many savages who would doubtless have es
caped had it not been for their timely as
sistance. The mounted companies continu
ed pursuit ot the fleeing savages, allowing
the dismounted troops, completely exhaust
ed from cold and fatigue, to return to the
post, carrying back a number of savages,
most of whom proved to be
SQUAWS AND PAPPOOSE3 ,
their wounds, In many eases, being render
ed doubly serious by their being frozen, and
the most seriously Injured of whom died
within the ensuingtwo hours. During the
work of dressing their wounds by Surgeon
Petty, who displayed gttst skill and perse
verance In administeringrellef to the wound
ed savages, great fortitude was displayed,
rspcciallv noticeable in the younger savages.
Surgeon !Mosely, in the meantime, was bus
ily occupied attending the wounded troop,
who lived only long enough to have their
wounds dressed. The dismounted troops,
having consigned the wounded savages to
medical care, were ordered to saddle up
and follow the trail of the fleeing saragM,
which, owing to the light from the pale
moon, and the ground being covered with
snow, was rendered doubly easy. During
the entire night the sharp report of carbines
could be heard from the distant bluffs,
where pursued and pursuers
MET Ef DEADLT CONFLICT.
The trail was followed until the setting of
the moon rendered further pursuit Impossi
ble until daylight." Soon the trail became
visible, and the pursuit was renewed. The
principal trail lay over and through a suc
cession ot mountains and ravines, rendering
Sursuit by mounted troops almost impossi
le. The troops that followed the smaller
trails were successful in capturing many
savages, and killing such as rendered it
necessary for self-preservation. A detach
ment of six men of Company H, 3d Cavalry,
having discovered a party of savages In a
washout. Private Everett, one of their num
ber, dismounted and advanced,calllng upon
the savages to surrender, by signs, etc., sig
nifying to them their desire to capture
rather than kill them. The savages, in re
sponse opened fire, Everett falling mortally
wounded. The remainder of the troops
Aalaul Ilia waafast (-.Altai ! a -la ? Am -at
the savages, killing and capturing tho entire
party, numbering ten "
The troops that followed the main trail
succeeded in trailing the savages' to where
the latter had intrenched themselves, In a
ravine whose natural defenses' rendered it
almost inaccessible a place no doubt well
known to the savages, and which in years
past was used for their camping ground.
The troops, finding it
IMPOSSIBLE TO DISLODGE TUX SAVAGES
without exposing themselves within easy
range of the savages' fire, determined to
surround them, in hopes of getting them to
surrender. This determination being acted
upon, the troops remained In position all
night. The following morning the
troops discovered that the Indians had
thrown up additional breastworks during;
the night, with a view to resist anyattempt
ot the troops to dislodge them. The com
manding officer, seeing that any attempt to
.dislodge the savages from such a position
could not be accomplished without sacrific
ing the lives of a number of his men, as the
greater portion of the savages were known
to be armed, conceived the idea of sending
to Fort Robinson for artillery, by which he
could more easily dislodge the savages. At
4 o'clock this evening a twelve-pound Na
poleon gun left the post for the scene ot
hostilities. Thus things stand at this wrlt
lnr. The following are the names of the men
killed or wounded since the outbreak ot the '
Private Smith, eempaay A, 3d cavalry.
Private, Good, company A, 3d cavalry.
Private Everettcompany II, 3d cavalry.
Corporal Pulrer, company A, 3d cavalry.
Private Egory, company C, 3d cavalry.
ATI of whom are expected to recover.
LOSS Or THE SAVAGES.
Forty savages were killed, 15 wounded,
and about GO recaptured. Among the
wounded was a sister of Bed Bear, a chief
ot Bed Cloud's band, who was present, hav
ing arrived from Pine Bldge Agency the day
previous. Oa seelag his sister wounded
Bed Bear shad tears, aad called her a bad
squaw. She was a member of the Cheyenne
band. He left for his agency the following
A relative of Bed Cloud's was killed. Se
rious trouble b apprehended from Bed
Cloud's sad Spotted Tail's warriors.
"What do I remind you of most?"
aid he. "A French clock;" said she.
Puzzled, aad with, a alight adsgivieg,
ae gothis watch regulated that day, aad
asked: " What is the sperisl feature of
a French dock?" Oa,4hey never
go," said the horologer,'sa lava him "
Ik watch. , -?5g3gE
A aoisr fellow annoys rTWiiirr