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wtm'",ntt'f 5S-JT 4 . stl .jr'": Volume 1. SAUNA, KANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 1871. Number 26. 7-r' Jsc-r--r-- She (fotmfi) iMtixL THE SALINE COUNTY JOUBNAL IS PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, AT SALINA, KANSAS. OFFICE. Xo. 00 Santa Fe Avenue, nrarlj orpoeite .the Beat Estate otter of MaJ. Jotw W. Bkbks'- TEHMS OF SUBSCKIPTIOX: neCy, one year "J"? OneCopy, nix mnninf r OneCopy, three, month, J AUVEUTLSIXG HATES: . 1 Wrta. IMostu. 1MW.OIW. !" 1 square (loo MOO $S 00 I'M " 2 squares,... 200 iui 700 low 15 ou 1 Squares,... 3 l) 6 10 MO IS 0 S" " quarts,... I 7 tt) 14 o W J column,... onu 10 in so eo soo -J J t column,... li 01.1 oi 33 oo sow .sow 1 column,... 20 0 35 00 30 00 WW Vin1l.''Ai.. -.ex....... ....;i - rnti.tlttiiteas'iuarc. Itoulil- column ami all ailvrrtUeinent out of '" u,ual shape will he rharcnl fiftrrn i-r wl. alMrtc rates. Uills for regular adrrrtUlnp will be eollectr.1 quar terly. Where f..r a 1ms pt-rlral titan thie monttn pay intiit in advance will In- reqniml. . l(Tulacalirrti-f-iiit nt ill 1-entitled to 1-rhaiiRiil uncr in three months w ji limit a.Hitioiuil rn-t. Itular ailrertkM-r will Im- ch-irgr1- IIUm n cents -r line fur loral liotic.-s awl all others tarnly cents per line. AiMrc all rommunicul ions lo TIIK jaVRNAL, Salina, hansai, iSusinrss Divcctorg. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. J. H. PRESCOTT, ATTOKXKV AT,AW, Salina, Kana. SNEAD fc HODCKINSON, ATTOKXIIVs AT LAW, .-jlina, Kana.-'. F.A.AS.A.WIL0MAN, ATTOUNKYS AT I.W. flire, Xo. WNrjeutliM., aliua, Kdii-a-. J. C. MOHLER, ATTMIIXKV AT LAW oflli ou Iron Are., ea-.t of 'lie lHAlolUre, allaa, lwna. JOHN W. WILLIANS, A'noUXKY AT I.AH', .-alina, Kana-!. Partirular -rti-iilmn ce!i to land rimlerta and any lni-iwsi in IT. ?v Iuid oiuce. LOWE&HILLER, ATTUKXKYS AT LAW., Xo. ! Santa FcArr., Sa tiiia. KanpaA. ..I..UV. C. A. IHUJM. - JNO.C.SPIVEY, A11UKXEY AT 1.AH', .-jlina. Kaua4. Will allfinl I irtuiiiti In all Irpal Uiriwsa mlrtu-tol to liiiu in aline mid tlie aiUomin rounlir. JOHN FOSTER, TTI!VI.V IVII I'IIITVkVIJIU AT 1. VW. IJoVITn- iiiriit Uaim aii'dljn.1 Solieiliir. (flire orrr Ita.lcli0r linn.' lunlwareatore (Amrinr'siiMaOnil). A.J. INCERSOLL. ATTlMiNKY AXII CHJXSKWU ATLAV. litre ill Colinlv r.ili'iliiiK. MiniH-a.lK. Kanna. Hill pram iu t'c..ll!llirtorliLilH!.n.aline, ottawaawHloiMl. JOHN W, BERKS, XTAIIYI'UIII.Ii;. Office at the Central Kanxai I Jl Apfiiev. REAL ESTATE AGENT. WELT mToURHAM, KKAL KSTATK AMI IXrit.NCK At.KXr. alma, Kaiiha.. PHYSICIANS. J. W. CROWLEY, M.D., (I.ATKSrKtSKOXIt Mo. Vol.. CAV.) OlDr.-, Kt Kigtit M.. Nallna, Haifa. J. W. JENNET. M.R., IIOMEOI'ATIIII' I'll YICI.X AMI MUHiKOX. lir'X". 0 AJi M., ilina, Kana.4. X". Of- - .J. W. DAILY, M. 0., SM.IXA. Kana. Iu )nt reeeireila cMiiplrle . .r iHntal .i:rji!r2l IiiMniiut-ilt-anl U prt pui-d Iti f lr.ii t all Liu'Ia of U-rlh. DENTIST. or. rTeTnickles, 1)KN1IT. oairrX... !;anu IV Arrnne, (nptait). RANKERS. D. W: POWERS A. CO., nWKKIi". Erliaiis,-mMnallprilieli.drilHrilie tTnilt-.! Male-iujul Knn.ie. i ..llfflioiH intde. liilinM lill,.liloiMl.-iu. l:jnl.iii- Inxi-fiiii Ifij Attnue. .W.MIK. J. W. hlIB. i. n. it :'. nr.iji. HOTELS. AMERICAN HOUSE. ; .1. LAY, rnin:iMR. 1urp-inUnite. lonur orula Fraud lniiAimis. TRAVELER'S HOUSE, J. W TIIOM, I'lwr.llTor. :iNl(ljilraildplJr conuuotUl ions. Ali.iiKjMii, OiUurjcoiuiiy, Kjiiuj. URFEE HOUSE, K. A. KINNER, I'ro-istTon. t'oni-r X-v Ilaiup- i-lirenil fiurkiiey irtii. j.iwn'iti",-, han. .MECHANICAL. .johTTbrien, 15I.ACKMITI1IM!. Mn.p "il Fiflli Mrrel. H.C.STANLEY. vakpexii:!:. nrii.Khi: AMicoxiuAcioi:. $up 4,tlMU Miiiuiui oiuiiimi jdm. ED. ROBAYES. 1VAIWV MAKISU AMI l.'Kl'AIIMM; dniie in firsl- tla'.t. inpin rcaro: rnuz'a lirusMottT NORTON . CONRAD, .COXTKACTOffAXIMtlTlt.llKKS. Xo. li:. :i-hth St-.Nlili- I-Iine, forliiMinsi'iinM-5i, fonule. J. X. oltTil. J. II. 31. 1lcitl. MICKSASCHOLL. nl tl KMITII. M.iii. KrarfX. 1IU aiita l-v A cniie. a1illa. Kauris., Hi rv thriruld rntnd-i uiKtpat " n" " ''"'' P""' nwtrrlal. ekilUai wucUam ahd 1-w iirw-s- All lind of i:riainns ei-eitet prmaiilly awl 'laiirj!:on;uarantt'l. The IhM Fort aeull oial al- wab irti laiMi.and lorIe at a Hiiall a.haure. SALOONS. TUB fLttSTS STAB SAMeX. AAKXV BOlIAX, 1'RorucTos. Billiards ami Li quors. BrooUville. Knn. BLKH'H" BILLIAKB SAfcMN. ' O. TBrBY A .. I'rurKiKToB. X,-w KillUnl Ta. tjlra al eleRant lUrnHure. auu Fe Avenue, alina, Jiansas. MISCELLANEOUS. R. T. WATSOSI, riiniisiLL'ANU BETAII. DKALEK IX tiKH.KK- is. oneeBsarare, rHriaiuiu, Etc, Xo. W Janta Fe Aenoe. Obapman & Gibson, JI0U8E, Slay & CAXMAGE PAINTERS. i;i llaWnr and Paprr-hanein done with nratnraa and dU ch. Onr. Iron Aeenne and Screnth Street, SaUXA. tch HVEEY ONE IS SUTEEDJ ! ! Tlie Pacillc House benmplete, ueid(5eMtireiy newand well furnished wim eood rooms. It u located nearly opposite the county Cuildinps, where pood board ran be nbtained at all UsarS with or Without rooms. atis taction cuarantred. IBi-rKiKs PTWAT. rraawfetAfa. I xw mm nx w iinr." Itis sudor Use late Joan Qataey Adaaat that.he ner rrwttobrtwiUiJtottoIitttejer. the nTtatbiaikr lacIaMtsn- whose sanory was so SwtDUatoOK last, noc are two little potM, deaoMT if a enlM aaTlatT this prMrerl list are auniwtrndenatlnoBTlaacaase. W combine la fcjr the best of both! Ooideo bead, aojotrly Bendiax, JJttle feet ao white sad bare, Dewr eye, hairahat, half opened, uplng oat her even! prayer. "Xnwl lay" repeat it, darling "Lay ni'yiyped the May lip Of my .laughter, koeelhtr. bending U'er thefolded nnger tip. ' ' Down to deep, ""To deep, ' ' she murmured And the enrty bead bent low: 4 'I pray the lord' 'I rently added, Vua canny it all, I know." "Pray the loid " The aoond came faintly. Fainter stffl " my aool to keii" Then the tired head fairly nodded. And the child wa fait asleep. But the dewy ryes half opened And the dear voice softly whupen "Mamma, Sod knows all tbe r n ncn l ciaspeuncrui hit oicasi. eren. crest. O, the rapture, sweet, nnbroken. Of the Koul who wrote that prayer ! Children's myrvi voices noaieu Up to Ilearen, record it there. ir, or all that has been written, 1 could choose what might be mine. It should lie that child's petition, IUUing to the throne divine. "CerSI HASSAN'S SMPPHG EIFEsHm.V They, truly, afforded a striking con trast as they stood, side by side, equipped for their morning tour. Cousin Hannah's tall, square frame, clad in a substantial checked gown of her own weaving and makui": up, with no superfluity in tlie skirts, and innocent of the faintest ap- proacn iu iriiiimiiig, tier neuvy jiiaiu shawl drawn well up around her throat, :md pinned squarely across her chest, lor iearot another " spell ol the rlicumatiz, as she explained. Over her gray hairs, smoothly comhetl straight back from her thin law, were laid tirst, a muslin cap ot home manu facture with a full plaited frill; and then a eomtoriaiiie niacK-saiin iidimi, mane as she told the elegant Miss Jloc, who was contemplating the old lady Irom a piece Mrs. Lcnnex put In the nig hag. .She hesitated some time about hamper ing her hands with any covering, but finally decided, as the wind blew quite sharply, that she would -draw on her brown cotton gloves, "they were more genteel she 'sposcd, than her blue yarn mittens. Jennie, or Jane, as Cousin Hannah always called her, (being optios- ed to neto tangled tcaif,) looked the jier fection of neatness in her gray suit, with a knot ol blue ribbon ai the throat, anil another holding back the brown curls from the radiant faw. . All her appointments were in trood tate, and yet with an eye to the require ments ol Dame rashion ; the boots, the gloves, the perfumed handkerchief, all were in keeping. A charm was there, but it lay not al together in the beautiful bloom ot the Miiooth, round check, or the brightness of the clear liar.el 030; not 111 the son clustering ringlets, or in the poise of the graceful head; but in the loving soul which iookcii ionn in every glance, ever j - , 1 . ., ? - .- ready to slieil its brightness in ministra tions of kindness to all. Cousin Hannah had for some minutes lieen directing anxious glances toward tlie clouds, which were gathering rather ominously in the west, ana finally ex- ciaiumg, " 1 woman t get these morocco shoes wet through for a power 61 money. Why, Nathan ox, down on the plains, made 'em for mc nigh on to six years ago, and I feel desperit careful of Vm," left the room in search of her leather dojs and "blito nmbcril." Hardly had the door closed upon her, when llosc Mcrwin turned a face of the most intense disgust toward her sister, pettishly bursting forth with: "You are a great fool to be been on the street with her in such style. Supposing you should meet any of our friends the Lawtons or Mortimers horrors! Thank fortune she insists upon going out so ear ly; but then goodness knows how long she will keep you with her innumerable 'arrants' and her interminable gossip. Let her go alone. Give her directions; she can hnu tho way well enough. "Xo, Eose," replied Jennie, quietly clasping her portcmonnaie as she spoke, Cousin Hannah has been too kind to mc, that I should grudge her a little of my time and attention." "It is not the time; you have enough ol that to spare, I should hoiie ; but to go out with such a figure; she looks like. one ol her own scare crows, and she will be sure to tell everybody that she is stopping- down to Cousin Polly Mcrwin's. At every store you will be mortified by hcr awkward ways and questions, ldo wish that you would give up some of your (quixotic notions ot doing good to suck people. " Don't feel so badly, Rose ; " and Jen nte laughed merrily: "I shall Bot be dis graced by shopping with poor Cousin Hannah, if she is not dressed in the mode, and has an oI4-ihionod fancy for calling things by their right names. She is thor oughly good and kind-hearted. . I shall not be mortified by what you call her country ways. I would not It-are her to find her war about 'bur bustling streets alone. Remember she is nearly seven ty years old; and surely you can not have forgotten how skilfully andtcnticrlv the nursed me through the scarlet fever, when I was taken ilfat her house years ago." ' "Xo, I have not forgotten; bat that was no more than her manifest duty; be sides, mamma made her presents, which amply repaid her for any exertion that she made in vour behallV' O Sister Rose ! don't talk so, it is un worthy of you; somo services can, never be repaid with money or anything which money can buy. . Poor Hannah envies mamma her two girls note than maht else, and we sorely can spare a little lov ing kindness to brighten bcrloae. child less life." " Well. Jcnmie, as yo by. onhr don't preach, or expect me to tall ta with year ideas of right and wrong. I shall never consider myself called upoa. to sacrifice my respectability to wait spoa awkward clodhoppers: "Hush! she is in the front parlor," whispered Jennie, reprovingly, with a grieved look. ' '; "That matters nothing; she has the blessing of deafness added to her other charms, so that you can have the pleasure of shooting out your interpretations all through yoar . tour ; " and with a vexed laugh, Miss Rose flounced out of the room just as Cousin Hannah entered by another door, at last ready even if it did rain, she announced. "She was nei ther sugar or salt, and had no liner to spile." As thej set forth she gave her determ ination to use no streetcars; she want ed to visit more than one place, and she should not pay extra fare every time she took a car on the same route; 'there was no sort of accommodation in them ; so on her feet she should keep to the end. Thcj- climbed the stairs to a newspa- Eeromcc lor me uiirouucuoii to uieir 1a ors, so as to have "that off her mind :" where she informed I lie amused editor, as she paid her 3-ear's subscription in ad vance, that she should "recommend his paper to all on the mountain, (standing very erect as she gave her place of abode) provided he sent it regularly, and prin ted all the news from Littleton, where she lived all her days until she wont on to tho mountain to live with Deacon Jones' family the first folks in the village." He assured her of his wish to do his best to please all subscribers; and she left the sanctum rejoicing over the amount of "proper comlort 'she should tauc read ing that paper during the winter. The next call w:ts at a jeweler's where she wished to change her glasses. Here she convulsed every one within earshot, Ity the qnaintne-ss of her remarks con cerning the pomps and vanities which 011 all Hides met her eyc-j. Alter trying sev eral pairs of specs, she. settled ujion one Adjust the article. A lady customer hav ing laid down a new magazine uH)ii the counter, she took it up and tested hcr new glasses by reading, iu an extremely audilje voicej a bit of poetry which at tracted her attention. As she read she criticized, ami ended by wishing that she was going to stay at "Cousin Polly's" long enough to borrow the book for a thorough lierusal. 1 laving arranged these matters to her satisfaction, the main bus iness of the day yet remained unentered upon. "Xow, Jane, I want you to take mc to thu6cf store in town, for I must match that black, silk of mine, and it is an amazin' good piece. Silks used to have some hell to 'em when I bought that. Why let me see: that wits the winter before brother Aaron was married ; and their oldest boy Oscar Heniati will be fitteen come next April. Only one new pair of sleeves in all tliat time. What do you think of that for economy, Miss Jane ? " and she gave a triumphant shrug backward, which elevated her shoulders anil her decided head a few inches more. "Since I have gone on to the moun tains to live, lim soBrfody,tud I am in vited out to quiltius and ton-driiikiiis with the young folks; the deacons all come, and even the minister; and we walk out to the tea-table loekin'arm.s, in high style, same as you do in the city, 1 Viosc. So you see I want to fix up a smart as any of 'em. 1 have got that pretty muslin cap with the border you worked for mo, and I keep it lor these kinder sociables likcand 111 eeliug-., where I can take off my hood." By this time the store was reached, and alter a critical survey of the windows from the outside, Cousin Hannah stepped in. She told tlie gentlemanly clerk who appeared to learn her wishes that she should keep him sometime busy; for if he did well by her, "she calculated to trade a big bill. 1 have come more'u two hundred miles from the mountain where they are digging that great tunnel. I reckon you have read ot that iu the paper." He smilingly assented, and confessed to a knowledge of the tunnel and its whereabouts, and hoped that he should be able to please her taste in the matter of dry goods, inquiring what style she preferred. "Well, first, I want some good strong calico 110 delaines or any of the thin stuffs city folks like. When I want a woolen dress, I go to the loom; sec" and she extended her sleeve for the young man's inspection "that is home made, and sets old winter at defiance. We have wild blasts on our hills, and need to be independent of stores and factories. But now 1 want some dresses lor next summer; and I think that light buff would answer for one. Come, Jane, pick me out two more, and that will set me up." , Then followed chintz lb curtains, and next a demand for some bright flowered calico for a double gown. "I am pretty tough, but getting old, and I ought to get ready for sick days. It is the fashion up our way to have gayt colored silk gowns like, and I made up my mind to get one the next time I went to the city. This was soon accomplished with Jen- ntc s neip, in wnose taste ant? piacca im plicit faith. Then ehc demanded to be shown the best black silk. She was di rected to the silk counter, but was un- wi!!ng to exchange her salesman, bhc nt1 litm he was a nroncr mannered young man, and she felt kinder ac nnainted with him. M she would thank him to go down and help her through with this, too." Finally, he displayed the silks for her selection, when, lo and behold : inc prices went far above her ken, and she was at a greatloa. "Why. JarjtVsho exclaimed, as she Dashed back her hood from her few) to St a clearer view, " it will cost more to : up4U rtktfcu sU my aScpes; chintz, "doable gown" and all. 2ever mud, I'm going to weave about fifty yards of roc this winter for Miss So phrony Bradley, aad I goess I will afford 11 tor oace. ioi me two yarns, ana boiu it easy oa the edce.. "Xow." she added. as the deitr iiilskhj LiotIy4jiawileVSer orders, f foot op ih bill, aa4 mebbe, as I pay cash instead of dicker, you can throw in a spool or two ot thread, or some such little matter. " I reckon yoo don't sell over ten dol lars at a time every day, vcmng man 1 " she said, as she banded each piece of money to vtmniu wworu giving 11 10 mc clerk, "just to make sore that she didn't pay out any more fifcy-ccnt shinplastcrs for five cents, as she did once." Being told that her bundle would be sent to her residence on the next round of tho errand boy's, she assured them that alio had carried "a bigger heft than that many a time through the north Woods, when she took her butter and eggs down to tho store to trade for no tions," and therefore insisted upon car rying it herself. Her residence was alto gether too ir for them to reach. So, taking the package cosily under one arm, she sallied forth, uttering many thanks to the shopman lor his "good manners," and sclf-gratulatious upon the extent of her purchases. "Xow, Jennie, I must stop at Dr. Morton's, if you will pilot mc to the place; I've almost forgot its where abouts : but I promised them a call if ever I came back to stay a day again. I used to piece coverlids and make butter for his wife, and it raly would seem like old times to take a look at them. Ou second thoughts, I don't know but I'll stop over to dinner, as they said, if you will tail bimo by. You will never be sorry you was kind to an old woman, Jennie, if 1 am a lot of trouble now." With a cheery smile, the young girl escorted "Cousin Hannah" and her bundle to one of tho handsomest man sions in tho city, where she was wel comed with hospitable warmth. Before the shades of evening had fairly closed in, they were on their homeward way, Hannah exclaiming with delight : " I knew Miss Morton and doc tor would be glad to sec mc ; they treated mc as if I was first cousin to the queen. Xothing stuck up there. They are not afraid if thev notice a poor old country body like me that they shall lose their respectability. 1 allers notice that those are most afraid who have the least to lose. I had a mighty good dinner all but the cider, that was pale and weak, though it fizzed and foamed when they poured it out; but it set my head alll in a buzz; and I let it alone after that. City cider don t agree with me. Ou reaching home, after she had dis played her purchases, she proceeded to measure wilh outstretched arm, from the tip of her nose, what she tailed a good old-fashioned yard, from her gay double gown. She cut it off, and, presenting it to Jennie, said, with a side glance at Rose : "There, that will make you a stylish apron for afternoon, pockets and all ; and who knows what it may do I 1 had one with the same colors in it when my Reubeu was koepin' company with mc, and ho allers siud that the asroa attracted him first. Itold vou'lhatyou wouldn't oe sorry lor waning on an uiu woman round." Jennie expressed her thanks for the gilt with a kind ami gentle manner, pcr- lectly oblivious ot the scoriilitl curve ot Rose's mouth. The visit ended, Cousin Hannah re- turned to her mountain home, ami came to the city no more. Occasionally the family heard of her welfare, and always with a message of thanks to Jennie lor her kindness 111 their shoppiug expe dition added thereto. But one day Mr. Merwin came in from his library with an open letter in his hand, and called for his daughter. " Here is-u letter from the good Dea con Jones your rustic friend Ilannah, of the memorable down-town trip, used to speak of. It seems that she, poor lonely soul, is gathered to her fathers at last, and has selected you as her heiress. I always supposed her to lie quito poor, as she was so closely economical, and toiled at spinning and weaving so incessantly; but it seems she owned quite a substan tial farm, which this deacon managed for her, and also sundry shares iu railroad stock up there, which arc constantly in creasing in value. Accompanying this is a message in her own handwriting, which shelircctcd lo be delivered to you and Rose." "To my companion of the shopping tour, five years ago. 1 give my little projicrty, feeling that her kind heart will appreciate the gift. Perhaps in tin- eyes ol .Hiss jiOc 11 ma- comjieiisaic 111 some degree for her sister 'making a great fool of herself ajqicaring on tho street with Cousin Hannah 111 svclt stm. ami playing interpreter throughout her walk.' For Rose's sake, it was rather a pity that deafness was not added to her old cousin s other charms " I do not understand the drift of the message exactly, but knowing the dif ference in the tcmncrsmeHts of ,mv two daughters, I think I can ptr it with tolerable accuracy." Rose colored under her father's mean ing glance, but preserved a dicrect si lence then and always alter. . 31V moral needs no second Tsight to penetrate it. lo Jennie the gilt was opportune, tor a little "bird in the air whrsiKTs of a ... ... .. -. ... troHSxeat in preparation, of a lover and a new home away from the parent nc-t. Albeit, 1 cannot, a a faithfnl chronicler, say that tho "styliah aprvn " bore any part in winning said lover, bnt imagine it rather to have fecft the nelfih, meek loving kindness of a pure heart. 1 s Someone wrote in a hot! visitor's book his initials, "A. S." A wag wrote un derneatB, "wo-tfeirLi of the troth." Why Is the first chicken of a brood like ttwmaiamastof ! 7 Beaanseitis a'little forward of the aBnra-1-ntch ? Why an birds melancholy in tbe morn ing f Becansw their little bills are all overdewf .. .. ITaw h.s .linear mta eat in theGi ;nof Eden? Eve 8 aad Adam 2. Abent a Salbta Han. The following letter has been publish ed in tho Topeka Record, and contains some very interesting history concern ing one of the old residents of Salina, known to many of the earlier settlers)!' this country. The individual referred to is named Costa, the owner or the op era house at Topeka: While making a geological tour with Professor Mudge through the western part of our State, a few weeks ago, we, by invitation, were the guests of Col. W. A. Phillips, of Salina. Among other inter esting reminiscences of our early history, he related to u one concerning a fumily in your city. The parties are entire strangers to me; so, without betrayal of confidence, 1 think a recital ot the inci dents as told us would interest your readers. It was as long ago as 1857 or ';VJ that a family of Italians came to Salina to live. The man, not finding employment as readily as lie desired, made his way to the Colonel and told him his situation. Ho said he had, iu the old country, been used to making casts, or busts, of planter ot ran,anil selling them in the market. Tho Colonel then encouraged him to follow his profession in Salinar-by assur ing him there was plenty of th"e crude material in that vicinity. He al-t put himself out somewhat by showing him the method of boiling it until it ceased to effervesce, when it was calcined and fit for u-e. The Italian tried the gypsum accord ing to directions, and found it was ot superior quality and whiteness for his purpose. But not finding ready sale for hi wares, he became discouraged, abandon ed his trade, went a few miles out of Sa una and took a claim, I think on I'luin 1 reek. Here he obtained a yoke of oxen ami a wagot. with some oung stock, both he ami his wile being very nidus triotis hard workers. About this time a gang of unprliici pled ineji, said to be horsi thieves, gained po:c.;sioti ot the olhees ol aluie county, and disticnscd justice according f to their own wishes and notions. During the year a sum of money was lost or said to lie stolen near where the hero of our story lived ou Plum creek, The sheriff and his posse entered into a I dan lo extort a confession from our talian settler. Accordingly they pro ceeded to his house, and putting a rope around his neck, drew him up till lie would confess to the stealing of the money. This process was repeated without success till his wife lieeatnc Iran 1 10 and with an axe rushed at them with the fury of a madman, and com pelled them to desist from their purpose and leave tho place. The next morning the Colonel said as he was leaving Salina for the purpose of taking charge of his command in the In dian country south of us, this Italian came to him pale and trembling with a largo red welt around his neck, ami told him his story, desiring his advice, telling him as by did so, that ho was the only man that had seemed to take any interest in his welfare. The Colonel told him that ho was on the point of leaving Salina for the present, but would volun teer this advice, " if you are guilty of the robbery you hail better leave "this part of tho country during this very night, but if you arc not guilty, stand your ground and make these men suffer for the outrage they have committed upon von." Then leaving S.ilina tor several years ho thought no more of this occurrence, except tha the heard that the ringleaders were put into the peniten tiary for this bold act agnint an inno cent man. Previous to the Senatorial contest last winter, Col. I'hillips and myself often met iu Washington, and I hei-amc more personally acquainted with him than at any previous time; and the day he left W. tor Topeka, lo press his own claims for the olliic, I left W. alo for a short visit to my X. K. homo. We parted with my wishing dim mui-oss m hi journey and in the accomplishment of his wishes to lie our Senator. Since that f imo I had not seen him till our present meeting at his home in Salina. He said that during tho forenoon of tho second il.ty after his arrival iu Tojek:t a stran ger, well mossed, came up to him and ptvjsvd an invitation tition him to dine at his house, that day. IIo went home with his host and found elegant apart ments, and a very cordial greeting from the gentleman's wife. They proved to lie his old Italian friends thai he had not seen for nearly ten years, and whom he hal almost forgotten ; and from whom ho obtained the further particu lars that finish up this story. He told the Colonel tliat after the dry year, 1800, he determined to abandon liis" laim and seek his fortnnc in some other locality, that ho arrived in Tocka with a! .out six dollars in his Kcket, hi oxen and wagon, and I lcicvc one cow. It was alxiut mid-forenoon that he and his wife first encamped near the river in Tnticka and sot aliout getting some break fast to allay their hunger. He told his wife that he would take his gun and try and promro a rabbit or quail whilu hc made ome cake from their scanty sup ply of flour or meal. Xcar by, 1 loc under a lence, he shot s rabbit and considered it a godsend for a hungry man. Bat isst at that time the owner of the field came up to him and said that it was again t tlie law to shoot game at that season of the year, and nad him arrested lor so doing, lie said that now he felt as thoagh the fates were againt him, but determined to make a brave a fight as possible. Be ing a stranger he came by chance opon a lawyer, 1 think by tbe name of Mar tin, formerly of Tecnmaeb. To him h paid tbe fire dollars be bad in hi pocket, aad told him that be woald pay bim more wnen tie coaM earn it- JMrtin became interested in bis caae and won it, besides patting bis opponent to cost and trouble for his severity to a poor nger. It was alter tins incident that he tirst resolved to make his bomb in Tojieka and go no further in search of one. lie immediately wont about doing jobs with his oxen, and living a while under Ins wagon cover, till hit could rent a small house. In the fall he fattened his oxen and oitcncd a small moat shop during the winter. At the same time his wife Was earning all in her iwwer bv doing washing ami other work. From this time on he prospered and enlarged bis business, until now lie is one of the wealthiest men in Topeka, being worth 5150,000 and sole owner of the new ojtera house now situated on the east side of Kansas avenue. The plea sure of this unexpected meeting, around this dinner table, needs no further de scription, but cm bettor be imagined by the reader. J.Savaue. Lawrence, August 1st, 1S71. . SUoshtrr of lac UboctbI. From tlie ltwrttteejouruil. Wo have received the following com-inuiiit-atioii from, a professional gentle man of our city, of the highest social ami religious standi ng. Tho subject discussed is a delicate one, difficult to lie treated of at all ina publiejouriial, vet of ihcdeeii- et importance to the well being of so ciety. fcl. JOUKXAI.J. ltiding, not long since, with a physician ot omittance in an r.astcrn State, we wore told by him that he had frciiiicut appli cations made to him for the employment ot his skill to avert I ho processes ot ma ternity, and these, too, from persons un der no temptation to such a -urso of a criminal sort. lie. said ho was constantly surprised to discover tho apathy of con. science, or its ierversioti, in those appli cants. They were persons who had 110 dishonor to conceal, to whom the pro wssosof nature were less dangerous ami distressing than the artificial relief which they sought ; jhtsoiis to whom mother hood would bo a grace and a joy. Since then we have lieen iutorined by other medical men that their own profes sional experience was similar, We have heard them speak of it in different local ities and towns, until wc are convinced that a crime without a name has secretly become widely prevalent in the country. It is not confined to great Kastern cities, but it is also committed iu Kansas. Xor is Leavenworth, or Topeka, or Sedgwick City the only place we have iu mind where this abomination is done. So, again, the crime is not proportioned to the ignorance or the poverty of those who commit it. I: i not the colored school house, the forms of which are thus tliseateueil with vacancy, nor is it those who talk with a brogue who seek to cut off their own names from the earth, and go to their detestable and selfish graves with no children to mourn over them. I Jute the contrary; this aute-uatal infant icide, as an eminent man has recent lv called it iu a published denunciation no less timely than chaste ami courngous, is not practiced by loreiguers but by Americans; not by tho jnior but by per sons nf refined circumstances; not by the victims of ciiperstitutiou but by jiersons trained 111 Christianity ami nattering themselves with their resjM'ctaliility. 1 1 w a matter of lut little moment" what reasons an: alleged for this outrage iijhhi one's own person and character. There is never an adequate exeiic for an unnat ural crime, hven wore one trying to conceal the evidences of dishonor, that hitter temptation would he 110 justifica tion, it would not save her lrom impris oumeui wncre me oiieucc siiotiiu iv brought to the cognizance of the law Hut we are not shaking of such case. Our arrow is aimed at more utililciiii-hed mark. Wc are at a bis to conceive of the mo tive whh h can be strong enough to leat a woman to imjicril her fife doubly lo yond that which the normal ncration ol nature do, to undermine hojiclessly her health, to degrade herself by throw ing away all that gives grace and be.iutv to her conjugal relations, and bei-oming the mere minister to pas-ion. miietase were a critical one, and life must be te rifitcd, then no honorable physician would hesitate lo save tho mother from the grave. I'm we arc not denouncing tho legitimate use of medical skill, but the resort to it for criminal purpocs, bscau.se unnecessary. We scarcely know where the deeet moral jiorvcraioii lies in sinh ir.staucc-, whether with husband jr wife, for we cannot well imagine that one should contemplate this deed without the know ledge and assent of the other. If the motive of tho wife is to ingratiate her relfwith her husband, cither by saving him nu additional n.joiiMhility or by complying with his wishes, th'ii wc have no words fit to denounce tho sell ishncss, cruelty and degradation of urh a man. If there ever is a time when tho preternatural sensibilities, the weak ness and apprehension of a woman com mend her to the tenderest care and the mist cheering ministration, it f when she has entered nron the holy fanction of motherhood. Hie man who would add one straw's weight to her burden, or make her regret for a mo ment the fart for which he i responsible, is a mean, oulIco dog. If we knew him, wc would not trust him oat ofiight with a ixprn. Jlia inseasuUIity to the degradation to which bo wouW re duce her whom he hast promised to csicnan, i prooi 01 ni corruption aj ignobility. Onr ohjort in writing is brieav this: to awaken a just apprehension of iu in iquity in the mind of those who have tried to jrsaadc themselves that the destruction of ante-natal life it no crime. It is murder, acarcely leaa atrociona, and far morerainons in it maeqeKa U society, than the Chinese custom of kill ing sapcriaoas In fan U ontrigfcl afW they are horn. We mean to calf tbe thing try iu right nan. This deed ta agaiiMt'the law of tbe State, and in pan ubaiie with heavy penalties. Oalr the diScaltr of detxtioa hinders tbe execu tion of those fwaallie. It U a degnxla- ion of womanhood, a cruel and roinooa thing to the health, and to the vigor of children who may Iks born afterwards a crime against one's self, one's family, against society anil against God. J low any one ran trust herself in the hands of u iierson who is willing to la cilitato this violation of nature is a mys tery of folly. The very Tact that a phy sician will consent to employ his skill 111 this way is evidence that he is unsrupa lous. Xo high-minded man will be par ticeps crimini; for any inducement, iu any species of crime." Patients of this class fall into the hands of scamps, and charlatans, and low quacks. o i.tney we prevalence ol this crime might lv imjicded by an act of the legis lature requiring physicians to make sworn monthly nituro of the casot arising iu their obstetrical practice, to some authorized board, with a statement of the circumstances and result Thoagh some might still evade the law, yet oth ers would be deterred from doing that which they Would do could they enjoy soctvsy and impunity. At all events, society would express its judgment on the sactvdiicss of human life at any stage, and this would educate many in to a truer sense of moral right. Wo have plainly saH what wo believe to Ik? necessary. Our only :iology for venturing 011 u h a subject is our per suasion of the necessity of plain wools, and our hoe that in some quarters concicntvs now strangely wrong and ituail may lie aroused lo call things tiy tlieir right names. llcxandrr M. SlrasrmTrrssasI tsearanrr aad Noreooainjr. The apioarance ot Alexander II. Stephens in politics gives interest to the following sketch of tho man and his home at Crawfordvillc, (icorgia, taken from the correspondence of the Xcw York Tril-une. The writer says: "On the outskirts of tho ill.ige, across tho railroad track, is Liberty Hall (the residence of Alexander II. Stephens) so named, not with any reference lo lh mansion of tho hospitable old fellow in (oddsmith's comedy, but to indicate the interest of owners it in the cause of hu man liliorty. Liberty Hall is a plain white farm house, with a largo sloping lawn iu front shaded by locust tree.-, and numerous negro houses ami other out buildings at tho side and in the tear, all freshly painted. A sprightly mulatto gill took my card, and returned ,tt onto lo the porch to escort me through 11 nar row hall, past n little, plainly-furnished parlor, through is largo room walled around 1110 from floor to ceiling with books, nnd into a room til the back ot the house. Here I found a little, withered wrinkled old man, wilh nonderiul bright brown eyes, white hair, and a emaciated that it seemed to bo literally skin and hones. IIo wore n home-spun suit of butternut collor, and had an old felt hat upon his head. This jktsoii was Mr. Stephens. Ho half nne as I enter ed, and extended .1 lisml so gaunt and fleh less that it did not seem to be the hand of u litng man, ami imiiieciately attorwards ho .ttik bat k into his easy chair. Al his right baud stood a round table, pilled up with a confused heap of books, letters, newspaper-., manuscripts and writing materials , pair of crtili li es leaned against the wall on the other side ol the chair, and he n-thi feet ou the rounds of another 1 hair in uhiib lay an ugly fat, briiidle dog, thai lbs llies would not allow (o sleep. There wen- two Ix-d-i iu the room, ,t huic.iu, (overed with liottlc of rwrt sir.e and shape, contiauiug medicines and liquor, and a grate, iu u liii h a coal tire was bum iug ulthojgh it was a a warm June daw A siugle picture, represent iiig Faith standing bv tin cm, hulig abow tin mantle wh!h rivaled the bureau h its array of bottles. Then .'ere jiib-s of books upon the floor and Jul iclc of 1 loth ing were Mattered al-oiit lln room. Near lv nil of our two hour' talk was hjhi politi-al topics. IIo Iris been an invalid tor th past two year, nod lit obliged to iit irulclies in walking; b nrer 'X e t that his health will p-Tiuit hnu to again take any part in public life In spit' ot his iiillrmitie-, however, In makes his inrtutii's-s widely loll by liic.111 of (iiuvrrsatioM with men whocoinc from all iart"f the South lo see him, Srrrie ly a day pas-scs tliat he does not rrj,civt; visitor" from a distauir. In this way ho keeps ni hi aiquainlntiis; with puMi' men of the S-nlb, and ( "till potent in controlling the nation of ihe llcMiorrnfif party in tlitr State, ami, to .-oioccitenl. in afl the Southern Stale. I'roblblyno nun in itcorgia wield the infltw'ti'T-(hat bo wield. The K-oib; of the tillage en tcrtain a great rrvctetir-j for him and m-ciii to rely npoii him lor adriceand Matatitt-. lit f hartty aifl kindness of heart are proverbial in all tls country round, and he is lore! alike ,y while men and ncgn-e. who, when in trouble come long distance to get hiscottiiMfl. By no weans the h-at fl and inter. eating ix-rtions of a lire newspaper arts found in U10 (TMamaa tuir.i iy llc ttir lie, that ito any, tlses!rertJwiJJ depart' pent. Xo matter how well the (idst'CiaLa may fx written, or bow ffraj-hleaWl Ibtt i.ews may tm lrvefltrJ. oX 4 UstfcSsX- folly eUlrated orjdKW-tvtdnd.. columns "owe home lo Uiwux and aW sob " of some readers naot amVttsesy than new adTeriits-HienU do; to . When a-lverliaemeau, new, may and to tho point, tneet the read-V cjnr, be fmU , that the world mrre,naj i-aswt to move ' splritin- hoDefal ulwiLs-&Ma!a!Sitna- Thcl t-d Wat in basis, and ktnra, nn wilh tstins-nrw - -Wo JP the advrtSrnttSS dilHt4l. a,. '.;.- --- - rsbsst tssv charwinjt, rT near."-- tnJ.,!!. c....naM wmio trssowrh 1 .sniu'.wm- - -- r. Tj l.. i .tws et Sann Bfi ? 4hm savsunni , - - -, - ' carry auvai.4 a ISsbtniag- rod V aHrn-' trouble, t a-aaaaasTrrrri