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THDBSDAY, AUGIgRl, l87L
THE LEAVEN VVOJBTH TIMES.
, ,,DArJ7t4SD WEEKLY.
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A KEI.IC OF BARBARISM.
The basii of representation on which all of
our State Conventions have lieen called in a
relic of tip sparcely-scttlcd and Indian-trail
lavs of the Territorial part. There has
been very little change in the eleven yearn
since the 'Kepnhlican party was formed in
the Territory, and our present calls even lap
over into the Free State, Big Springs and
("Jra-whopjier Falls conventions of the prime
val past, before Lecompton Qaistitutions and
English bills. From so dim and remote an
antiquity, when Fierce was President and
Douglas was a iMilitical power, wc continue
to draw our calls for State Conventions, shut
ting our eves to all progress, to all growth,
and development ami the quadrupling of
Kooke county, which, counting men, wo
men (if there are any), children, herders
and -capitalists, numliers in all forty-five per
sons, lias one delegate in the State Conven
tion. The Fourth Ward in Leavenworth
has nearly seven thousand jieople, and it has
also one delegate in the State Convention,
The injustice is nearly as glaring when the
coiniurison is made with Lawrence, Topeka,
Atchison, Fort Scott, Emporia, Wyandotte,
Junction City, Manliattan, Paola and many
other "large town-. It is an injustice not
thought of or tolerated in any other State in
the Union by cither political party, and an
injustice against which the people have pro
tected over and er again, and in the most
The Keirtiblicaiit of Missouri have just
ailed -a Stale Convention, and they allow
one delegate to every ouc hundred and fifty
oten, and one delegate "for colored men,
however lew, in every county." The col
ored men will have ninety men in that Con
tention, or niorr than the whole number of
delegates usually seen in a Kansas Conven
Our Republican State Committees have
become fogio and cowards, and they entirely
fail to represent the people.
Their object seems to be to have in the
Convention only the Postmaster from the
county-seat towns, with an occasional excep
tion in favor of census-takers and deputy as
sessors and collectors. State Conventions, on
their theory, mikt be small, easy to be
bought and easy to be handled.
JtiEtioe demands a fair and full representa
tion of the people in the State Convention
they arc the bource of power and they can
be trusted. We want no more postmaster
Several members of the State Committee
arc candidates for office, and we think they
will gladly .listen to the popular will. There
is to be a general breaking up of rings.
cliques and factions this year, and the peo
ple propose to be ou the ground and do the
work. The population of every county un
der the new census can now be learned. The
vote in 1808 is also well known, and is a
good standard .to go by. . But we will have
no Big Spring Convention no more appor
tionments extending hack to the period of
the plesjosauras and megatherium.
A CASMBATE BY B-EPITTY.
It is a peculiar fact in the present contest
in this State that the honest Republicans arc
fighting federal patronage, and nothing else.
Take Grant's apiwintincnts away, and there
is nothing left of Pomeroy and Clarke.
They have no friends, no character, and a
history only interesting from a Police Gazette
Ioint of view. Clarke still claims to be a
candidate and to have Mime 'Strength,"
because Grant will listen to him when he
would not to the most honorable Republican,
out of office. ThcFresident has-to lieguided
by the Kansas men whom he finds on the
ground, and if the State sends shysters, the
State mast suffer. It is not a very pleasant
reflection to know that we arc opjioscd by
our own Administration, and that our own
money and votes arc turned against ns,
and one is forced to go to the
liottom of the evil, and lo protest
against a wrong which began with the Dem
ocrat, Andrew Jackson, and which has not
been sensibly improved luider Republican
administrations. Mr. Lincoln carried it out
to its fullest extent. President Grant has
disrcgarrled'the party rules in many cases,
but hardly at all in Kansas. Looked at as a
national evil and it is a very prions one
it can only be remedied by the princijdes of
Mr. Jem-ken's Civil Service Bill. But for ns
here and now, the onlv remedv i in clianif
ing tlie persons who dictate the utronage.
Fortunately Clarke is so weak and contempt
ible that his own aiqioititccs are shaky. They
know how odious he is to the people and are
prepared to desert him. But it Ls well to re
member when Clarke talks about his
" strength,"' that he lias none; that he knows
it, and ihat he is fighting by deputy.
- How l Tlsaf for MMrrrr-
A wrropoiHliit of tlie Orleans Amtritun,
5iibliehcd at Albion, writes that aper from
fountain View, Virginia, that the corn in
that region in, ''so to speak, out of sight, be
ing tasweled and silked, and some measures
yrrrnferteef in height.' liuttalo iwikwiii.
That inizht win as 'low' in a game with
Ohio corn, but it would have "no show" for
"high." Cornstalks in Central and South
ern Ohio reach twenty-one feet aud over,
and it is all a medium sized man ran do, by
stretching, to hang his hat on the lowest ear.
We believe they raise very fair corn in
Virginia and Ohio, bnt if it grows no higher
than that Mentioned above, the less said
about it in the newspacrs the better. It is
not unusual in Kansas to sec ears of com that
Beware eight feet, and it can only be gath
ered by the use of ladders, or by cutting the
stalks down with.an axe, as they fell trees in
Arckbhrot Pcbctix, though he finally
yielded to the overruling Majority of the
Council by casting his vote Tor infallibility,
CBBBOt have given his assent without impor
tant reservations, if the following report of
his speech, from a Ciwiii paper, be ronrct.
" I am an old man. I have become grii
xled the TMeyard of the Lord. The little
Latin thai I leaned in yoeth I have not had
lekure to practice and retain. There shall
be, however, no lack of truth uadefled in
what I have to say, though I may-not utter
it in seveJHV classical language. Before all,
I most tell yon that I am a Republican;
therefore, I do not believe in Vovaltr br the
grace oT God.'"
Then looking over toward the Spanish
prelates, he added:
"I sec- :i whole nation running after a
king wkheat creed ing in catching him.
Kings are ordBed for the sake of the peo
ple. The people are sot created for the sake
of any king; And so it is that the Pope is
elected for the sake of the church, and as
certainly the cbareb was sot founded for the
Bake of Pope. The church, so to speak,
is a BepwMte, ad the Pope is its rasponslUe
rwaidcBi, r the time bring; and if he at-
tempt tomake himself an absolute Ions, be
n vote can
THC COLOBEB- VOTE.
The politicians are already figuring to se
cure the colored vote the politician of both
parties. This was shown very plainly at the
meeting held here on Saturday evening,
whew the IAouatic Mayar-vf
pressed such a high appreciation of Senator
Revels, preferring him lo any other man as
a Senator from Mississippi, and, a few min
utes afterward, cajltag at,thp.6etor, room
and telling, him what a speech he had anode,,
and how much he honored the "negro Sena
tor. And this from a man Trho Apposed
colored men in their attempt to vote in this
city lew than four months ago.- This is as
it should be, and asall ragadoe Republicans
predicted and desired. We are glad to see
the "high-toned" down on their knees, and
think most of them will black the boots of
their former slaves beforejhe ccntury'is fin-i-hed.
Our Mayor would make an urbane and
courteous hair-dresser, and would sprinkle
in the little remarks about the weather
and the European war with a suavity worthy
of Chesterfield while there is no doubt
whatever about the superiority of John II.
Morris and David Gordon, of Fort Scott, as
But we began with the intention of saying
something about the joliticLuis on the other
aud our side. There were hardly platforms
numerous enough to hold them on the first
of August. Everybody had a speerh ready,
and dozens went away exceeding sorrowful
U-rause they had no opiortantty to assure
the colored people that they were "all
right" and their "friends." It was a big
occasion for making record-. If a man is a
true and sincere Republican we think the
colored people know it. For ourselves we
must say that we shall decline jumping on to
every dry goods box wc sec tiecause a lialf
dozen colored metfliajipca to be standing
around k in a listening aUkmiev . We do not
do it to any other cl:t-s of our fellow citizen",
and we have always Iwen opposed to dis
tinctions ou account of color, 'race; ort previ
ous condition of servitude. To the many
sorrowful ones who got no chance to rpcak
we ofler our advertising" oolomn, at the
usual rate, and with no limit a.- to siiace.
I-t the brothers come forward and make
sure ofthcfriend"hipaiid votes of the colored
Otic man who came oer fruai Lawrence
with n two-hour sjieccii to open the cam
paign with, got mail and left the Turner Hall
meeting because he was not given prteed-..hcc
over Senator Revels anil Jiidge Lowe, Iwth
of whom had long before lieen invited to
-e:.k and had accepted the invitation. This
wa Clarke, Sid. Clarke, who onpoM-d nezro.
suffrage less than four ear.-, and who i.ow
li'js about that fact as he does in regard to
the Xentral Lands, the Rlack Bob fraud and
the various other swindle which javc made
his name so offensive to honeat men.
At the Republican State Convention, held
at Tojieka September nth, lStki, the Commit
tee on Resolution- reported the following:
Ruoltfl, That w-j recommend to the next
legislature the snbr..ifion of the question of
impartial suffrage to a vote of the people of
This exceedingly mild resolution, looking
to negro suffrage only in the gentlest way in
the world fthe Legislature saw fit, and if
the ieople voted for it, was adopted by the
Convention, and Clarke was thrown into a
furor of excitement aud indignation as soon
ns tlie news wa.s taken to him. His strikers,
Worden and Spcer, were there, and he be
sought them and others, begged and cutrcat
tlicm, to get rid of this "nigger" contamina
tion. These creatures did his bidding.
John Spcer made a motion for a
reconsideration and to have the "nigger"
resolution struck out of the platform and re
scinded from the proceedings of the Conven
tion. All of Clarke's personal strikers obey
ed his orders and did their liest to have tlie
resolution defeated, Clarke Using all his in
fluence to accomplish it. The, Vote was tak
en and Spcer and Clarke were beaten.
These facts arc within the personal recol
lection of many of our readers and arc also
given in the newspaper reports of that Con
vention. And yet this double-dealing shys
it now claims to be tltc life-long friend of
the colored men. He says he cannot carry
Lawrence or Douglas county by the white
Dte, kit that the "niggers" will help him
out. Wedo not believe it.. We believe they
will vote intelligently, and that they know a
friend from an cneruv.
Nkw York speculators in bread-tufts are
turning their attention to the great battle
which is to come off on the Rhine, and tlie
probable effect which the result may have
upon the market for breatlstuffs. Prominent
men among them take the ground tliat should
the French prove victorious, all Europe will
be alarmed; that England and Rusnia will
interfere to save Prussia from humiliation,
and that thus a general war may be inaugu
rated. They will con.scqucntiy buy heavily
on the first intimation of a French victory.
They believe furthcr,that a serious repulse to
Napoleon would either drive him from his
throne or corujiel him to obey tlie admoni
tions of the other great lowers and make
peace, in which ca.se a .serious decline in
breadstuffs will be anticipated, and the news
of a Prussian victory would be disastrous to
holders. There are tho-e who take a differ
ent view of the cae; but, ns they did not
liclicvcthc war would eilMie, they do not
carry much weight.
Tiik London Sjtcdator gives thcphilofophy
of the, war in a nut-shell when it says:
"Kiinipc must pass through a year, erhapg
years, of misery in order that one single
man may secure the career ami the position
of one single child. This war has no cause,
no motive, no justification, save the fear of
Napoleon Bonaparte tliat without it his
boy's succession would not be clear." This
is the fourth war he lias begun for purely
family considerations. IVes it not seem as
ifa dynasty which requires so much and
such costly propping up might much better
R. Sheltox Mackenzie, in his life of
Dickens, now nearly ready, will endeavor to
establish that, as he says in a letter to a
friend in this city, "there never ,was-no sich
ers.on as Charles Dieken." Mr. Mackenzie
say.s the real name of the distinguished
author was Charles John lloughmandiche.
His volume will comprise a chapter or two.
of personal recollections of Dickens, besides
other interesting material never before pub
lished relative to his antecedents and char
acter. The second son of the King of Portugal,
s-F e r d i-nad-
Antonio-Michel-Ralphacl-Uabricl-G o n-iaga-Xavier-Fnincisco-d'
Oporto, who Ls now five years of age, is
spoken of as a candidate for thcSpanisb
The French Emperor docs not enjoy a
reputation for superior Generalship among
military men. It is said he blundered egre-
giouslr during the Austrian campaign of
1550, and was only saved from disgrace by
the prompt action of one of his own Generals,
and by the imbecility of the Austrian com
manders. JrDOE Joyce informs as that he took the
census of Ibe following named counties, and
found the results to be as indicated: FJlis,
1,280; Trego, 450; Ness. 125; Rash, 75;
Graham, 70; Rook, 45; Wallace, 570,
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Louis is all right. The following despatch
cane, osflF the
ion!?' w ft y
raurliw bapuern'or lire.
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He was admirably cool, and little impressed.
A division of Frassaid's command carried
the heights overlooking Saar. The Prus
sians made a brief resistance. Louis and I
were in frofeVtwhere ballets fell abrsit us.
Louis keensanul he picked up. Thesol-
VcBBiTrBfliraiiRiy. we foBtan
officer, and ten men.
We .don't paedselr understand that tear
business. It ought not to have been allowed.
It was taking advantage of the national affec
tions in an underhanded manner. Probably
it was well known that the mere sight of the
boy very likely the idea of the amount of
deviltry he would go through if he lives to
be as old as his father would cause the
whole army to burst into tears, and yet he is
produced at the front and gets up
a regular family scene, at a time
when the soldiers need all their nerve.
However much the old man may have desir
ed to disprove the assertion that the blood of
the family would pan out poor in the rising
generation, he will lie denounced in all civ
ilized nations for provoking tears in public.
Tears arc understood to be a private thing,
ami lie who wantonly draws them in a pub
lie place, where the affected erson has no
opportunity of concealment, places himself
beyond the jeile of human sympathy, and
can never be countenanced. Najioleon did
this in bringing his lmy out in front of that
army. He knew they would have to cry.
For what intelligent and kind hearted jierson
could refrain from sliedding tears at sight of
But common decency would demand that
he be not thrust upon their sight where they
could not avoid exposing their brine to the
The despatches alK inform us tliat the
Empress was so affected by the news tliat the
Ixiy didn't run away from the bullets that she
ran the risk of soiling lier dress by dropping
on her knees in front of her most costly im
ages, and telling them what a bully boy she
AH this is very important, and wc hope to
hear more soon. We feel interested in a lxy
who has such a hold ujion the atluctious of
his father's soldiers, ami hope tlie old man
will not neglect to send us a desjiatch at
every national m!.
The boy who never told a lie liecomes a
mere fraud when conqiaml to little Ixiuis.
About a quarter of a century ago a Mr.
Gerry Mander, of the Ohio Legislature, was
the author of a law districting tliat State for
Congressional elections without regard to the
convenient proximity of counties and with the
sole object of so distributing the majority of
the dominant party at to enable it almost to
monopolize the Congressional delegation.
.V. Loui Septritiean.
Our impression is that "Gerry Mander" is
t "Mrs. Harris," a person who never had
an existence. The political manonivrc al
luded to by the Jiejtublifiin L generally cred
ited to a Mr. (Jerry, who lived much farther
t-dft, and whose history is, or it-wl lo be,
verv well known.
The jKiliticil campaign in Delaware prom
ises to lc interesting. For veers two Ieiiio
crats have had undisputed sway, and two or
three of the leading families-, the Saul-bury
and the Bayards, have monopolized all the
imiortant offices. The Fifteenth Amend
ment, liowever, lias completely changed the
complexion of affair, and there Ls a pros
pect tliat more progressive men will conic
TlIK development of the Illinois coal fields
is claimed to be due to a fanner near Spring
field, who thought that such a country could
not be destined by Providence to be without
fuel. "The wood is nearly gone," said he
to himself; "ergo, there must be coal." In
this almost whimsical faith he sunk a sliaft.
1C0 feet, and then struck a vein of bitumin
ous coal, of which he is now mining to the
amount of2,700 per week.
The Prussians have an improvement ou
the nccd!c-gun. It is called the " wall
gun " and can be fired 22 times in a minute.
It shoots with great precision ami seems to
lie more jiarticularly designed to he used
againt the enemy's artillery, for killing off
the men serving the guns, their horses, and
the explosion of ammunition chests, although
it may be used against infantry and cavalry.
A cobresposdent of the New York
Standard says that the prettiest woman in
Saratoga is a mulatto girl, a servant of Mrs.
John Hilhurne, of New York. She cxhils
its the most delicately tinted olive, which is
relieved and enhanced by the brightness of
It is announced that Mrs. Lincoln's desti
tute circumstances, which it became the im
perative duty of Congress to relieve, consist
ed in an income of less than 84,000, so that
even with the tardy aid of our ungrateful
country she has scarcely 3-",000 francs a
vcar to ward oft' starvation.
Commissioner Wilson, of tlie General
I-ind Office, has received returns from the
following district land offices, showing a dis
posal during the a-t month of 29,402 acres
of the public lands: Humboldt, Kansis,
14,62l; Litchfield, Minnesota, 8.72S, and
Grand Island, Nebraska, 6,108.
The Iowa Editors say they enjoyed
themselves best in this city and Topeka.
From a column of thanks which they oiler to
those who entertained them we copy the fol
lowing: "To the citizens of Leavenworth and
Topeka, Kansas, for a hospitality that made
our visit to them amongst the most pleasant
of the many plcasaut events of the excursion."
FROM MARSHALL COUNTY.
CrresH!Hlrtircof the Times.
Blue Rapid.-, July SI.
1 arrived here on Thursday evening, and
had a most kindly greeting from old friends
from the East. And first, my old friend,
Taylor Holbrook, who is at present keeping
hotel, did everything that kindness and
friendship could suggest. Also Rev. C. F.
Mussey, and others, tendered me every kind
ness and hospitality in their power. On my
way from Atchison to Blue Rapids I found
Mr. W. D. Olmsted and Mr. Hooker, of
I Roy, N. Y.; also. Mr. E. A. Skinner,
of Wcstfield: likewise. Mr. R. W.
Thatcher, of Albany, N. Y.; all bound
for a visit to the Blue Rapids. On
Friday morning Mr. Mussey improvised
a turnout a span of horses and lumber wag
gon the best for the occasion we could have
had. Wc soon filled the wagon and started
on a reconnoisanoc. "We crowed the Blue
River northward, about one mile from town,
across the bottoms still to the north until wc
ascend the' bluffs, which arc quite high at
this point. Here at a distance of about three
miles from town, we have a most beautiful
prospect of the surrounding country. West,
Borah and east, -vou can see as far as the
sight can extend. On the south of the town
the bhiflfe are very high. Now for the town
and river. The town site is aplattof high
or second bottom, gently inclined northward
to the river, about one mile and a half
from the nver, and like other prairie
towns, one mile long and a half mile wide.
The town is very smooth ground to build
upon or to make roads, indeed they will
need tot little dose to their roads for some
time to come, and when they want anything
done, there is plenty of good gravel on the
river bank. And while here at the river I
would say I was happily disappointed to see
so good a mill site in thh region. Although
the banks are not so high, nor the bed of the
stream o wide as laaany others I have sees
there is a good Sow of water with a limestone
bed. I see no reason why thev have not a
ana. class water nower. ine mnranv
intend soon, to improve this advantage. I
Blu&r has three fbstrateeoBBtrv stores. I
Mr, IL A.-TatBeke has a well built J
voanfAe ssKjror, ntcjw
store 24 by 50 feet and two stories high, and
well filled with dry goods and boots and
and well fil
stock consists of dry goods, croceries, hard
ware and fixtures, stoves, tin ware, and in
fact almost all kinds of family necessaries,
and doing a good business. Mr. W. II.
Swantohala5geftwpnry bujldiiig aiid
a fine Mock bf 'stoves and tinware "T&r. G.
good stock of groceries and hardware,
foV other Idntfc at.tiumncss, 'Messrs.' FuThrSI
& Fairbanks have a fine two story building,
26 by 26 feet, in finearchitectural style of
magnesian limestone for business bankers and
bnd asealyjTV havialso &tadation
for a hotel 36 by 40 feet, three stories high,
with addition 26 by 26, two stories, soon to
be completed. - The people here liave organ
ized a Presbyterian, church,. Ct T. Murphy
pastor. They have likewii-c organized a
Sabbath School which is well attended. I
attended service here in the hotel to-dav and
almost forgot I was far from horned When
the new hotel is completed, the present one
will lie fitted for school and other imnim.
It secni to me the Genesee, colony lias ruany.
element of success. 'Thev grant 'no license ""
to sell whNky. In this rcsject they are a
model town. D. C. P.
lu common with the great ma-s of the
people of Kansas, wc demand that we lie
allowed another man in place of Sidney
Clarke to go to Congress next year. We are
satisfied tliat he i not only incapable; Isit
that he is also dishonest. So muehso, that'
the longer he retains his present position, he
only serves to bring our glorious State into
contempt. Kansas ls as good a State as there
is in the Lnion, for almost anv purpose that
could lie desired. It Ls voting and growing.
It needs a vast immigration to develop it,
and has many internal improvements to lie
made. It therefore needs for a Representa
tive, a man who is sound in character, that
he will be the means of inducing a profitable
immigration, and who will labor for the
good of the State solely, leaving all personal
When a man possesses these qualities time
should be allowed him to use them, and no
obstacles should be thrown in his way to pre
vent Ids success. Sidnev Clarke does not
iKxecs either of these requisite qualities.
Ie, instead of inducing immigration of a
valuable kind, has by his corruption, in jioli-
ticw, earned for Jvanas tnc name or "llie
Rotton Commonwealth," and thus kept
away thousands of good citizens, who, would
nave brought character, talent and money to
u.. Further, there docs not apiicar to lie a
case on record of anv action in Congress for
the good of Kansas, where Sidney Clarke did
not make a "pile" out of it. ( Vide tlie $16,-
000 about the former 0-ag; Treat v.) It i
evident that his "eye" has been" ".-ingle"
onlv to hi own interests.
The people of Kansas have retained Sid
ney Clarke in power nearly six years, sent
him a a Republican when the parly w.i
largclv in the maioritv, and when he had
therefore iiimv friends to assist him.
No time has Iteen since he fir-t went to
Congress, vhen he could -not have had the
help of at least a dozen of thc-abht parlia
mentarians to litlp' him push through lii-
slurc of the Bills for internal assistance to
the States. Han Clarke ever done unvthiug?
We have never heard ot a single iiieaurc
ot anv importance wnicn ne nas eiiurr got
up or cot through. "How has his timo been
spent during the lxt session of Congress?
J n writing political letter.', pulling wires in
Kansas attempting to cover up his land
steals and the 6158,000-Speer-Tribune-Rcv-cnue-cleetion-carrying
matter. In ascer
taining who would support him and talk fur
htm if he secured them some little contemp
Any man who lias ever been a coniianioii
of this specimen ofa Congrcs-niau is sure to lie
rewarded with an "official" position of this
kind. And any person who is sufficiently
venal, is sure to get somo "bounty" if he
will only support Sidney Clarke.
He lias the greatest knack of twisting and
shifting his position, of any man who ever
went into the political field. Favoring in
'65 the Joy Purchase, and thereby proving
himself the settlers' enemy, and in '"! the
enemy of Joy, and urging the settlers to
violence, he exhibited a sample of this faq
nlty neverj caquallcd by the most vile deuia
goguc in creation.
To elect Sidnev Clarke again, is like Mrs.
Micawber's coal-trade. "It may require
talent, but it certainly requires capital.
Talent Mr. Micawlier had. Capital Mr.
Micawber had not." To elect Clarke may
require talent, but it will certainly require
"capital." Capital Mr. Clarke has. Talent
Mr. Clarke has not. That is the State of
the case. Clarke has ju-t what Mtcawlier
hadn't. We feel sure that Clarke has
nothing else under the siui to work favor for
him, except money. He has no record, no
brains, no character, and no friends made so
Let us have a man who has at least one of
these characteristics. Let us send a man to
Congress who, if he can do us no good, will
do us no harm. One who if fie don't
cause people to admire Kansis, will not
caii-c them to despise it.
Wc once, in comjKiny with four prominent
gentlemen from Kansas, were favored with
an hour's conversation with "The tall young
oak of the k-a-u-g-h (,')" We certainly
expected tliat in the presence of thec gentle
men he would show either brains or decency.
To our surprise during the whole hour he
did not utter a single sentence of good, sound
sense, nor touch iqion any point of interest
to'the men who had called on him, but in
dulged the whole time in language fit only
to be made in a bar-room, so great was its
indecency and jwllution. We have heard
Clarke's friends "blow" hiiu and mvn his
paiicrs "puff" him, and expected to ee a
nan who had some wit, and in truth we can
say that wc never saw anion: shallow-brained
creature. If he had any sense he certainly
did not show it tliere.
Now wc have no personal fault with Sid
ney Clarke. But wc know that he has co-t
the State many dollars, many men, jiiuch
time, much character. We, in common
with hundreds of thousands of Imne-t men
have suffered by his evil ads and along with
them and for I hem, wc demand another
The ttetieral lamd OWH -lsllltwwle
Fee orKrsrlHle-rH nnd Beeet vera.
The Commissioner of the General Lind
Office has decided the, follow ing to lie the fee
which registers and rctxivcrs are entitled lo
receive for acting upon receiving claims, viz:
Fiivt One dollar and fifty cents each to
register and receiver for filing a diagram and
receiving the application for a intent.
ZhxvmI Iwenty-two ami a half cents per
hundred words for reducing the testimony
to writing, under the principle laid down in
the fourth and sixth sections of the Home
stead act of March 21, 186-!, if theapplicaitLs
desire it to be taken down by the land officers
instead of by themselves, or other person in
the presence of those officers. The only other
payments required of applicants for running
Iirrf A deposite in favor'of the United
States Treasurer, according to exL-tin? in
MrnctioiH, of the amount estimated bv the
Surveyor General to cover the actual ex
penses of survey and cost of publication of
Fourth To tlie receiver the sum of five
dollars per acre, as required by law, for the
superficial area of the claim as shown by tlie
final survev. These are the onlv charges,
tees, or emoiumens wnicn, ny law or regu
lations, registers or receivers have any right
to extract from mining applicants, and none
other will be permitted to be charged or re
ceived under any circumstance.-. A circular
to this effect will, in a few days, lie issued to
all officers of the United States Land De
partment. Thet have a singular municipal regula
tion in Sevannah. An ordinance forbids
tlie sale of newspapers on the street. In
consequence the morning honrs in that city
are made vocal with tlie cries of "Crabs
gwine by," "Tomatoes gwine by," "Snsp
beans for sale, come ont'and buy nm," Isit
no one ever hears the cry of "Newspaicrs
gwine by!" If the city fathers of Savannah
continue so unjust a discrimination against
newsjmpers, they need not be surprised to
hear the cry of "Civilization going by."
The censas shows the population of An
derson comity to be but little over 5,000.
This is somewhat of a disappointment to
many who have claimed for the county as
high as 8,000 inhabitants. This Is a fair
average, however, with the random estimates
and actual results in other counties of the
State. Garnett Flaindealer.
Mk. Goble, connected with the Leaven
worth Time-, called upon u last night.
Mr. Goble is an efficient newspaper worker,
and especially qualified for doing the
travelling basiness ofa newspaper, and the
cnrrcspondcnce detailing tlie crpwth and
development of the country. His letters in
the Times are very interesting and valu
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(From Ibe New York Son, July 00.
Tlie city was agitated yestculaji morning
uv the report ol an appalling murder that
'Mr.-Benjainin Nathan, a promiseatrWa
known on 'Change, and was a brother in-law
of Judge Cordozey was femtd 'Urtuhaed fa
his own house, where at the time his two
sons and two domestics wm'tleepiag with
out being aware of Ids' terrible fete.
A ssmber of Am repairten were at once
sent to gather fall pamewlara; and one of
third street, -one ddbr froai Fifth atone.
It u a splendid brown stone mansion, before
which stood a crowd of men and hoys that
had been collected by feeh'ngs of a vagne
and painful' interest. A' policeman at the
liead of the massive stone stairs admitted the
reporter. In the rooms on the parlor ioor
were the murdered man's grief-stricken sons
and friends. On the floor above was the
1 sly. One ascended the broad and impress-
sve staircase, and entered Mr. Nathan's
ned-cnamiier, a nne, lolly room witb rthfed
cornices trench-plate glass windows, andj
"r.ii mm ujn-sir. .Again lliemiauie
of the western wall stood a small camp bed,
the covering turned down, on which lay a
drawer that had been taken from the safe in
upon them. Between' the bed
-i . i - . . j. . . .
neioreuie mattress on tlie Hoor lay an ordi-
....... r-....v.. -..., ... .. ..,. ... uu
was attached, with the words, "Do not totidi
me, on one side, and on the other the name
I lenrv Tlmnias If tmtrr Ttotwnon lhNnh.
Between these ob
jects and the western window, stretched
across the threshold of the library, covered
with congealed blood from head to foot,
an appalling, sickening spectacle Ltv.
It was about the medium size, well made,
but not stout, with a rather large head, and a
fulL gray-whiskered face, but it was a fright
ful figure as it by there bloody and mutil
ated. The white night-shirt was bathed in
red, and it was torn open, displaying the
Ixirc breast. The legs were drawn up as
they liad been left when the lust struggle
ceased; the left hand was fiercely clenched,
while the right, black, swollen, with the
thumb cut almost in two, and every finger
vnishcd, was broken at the wrist. The head
and face were covered with dreadful gashes,
an inch or two in length, and deep, fine,
punctured wounds. Both eves were black
and greatly swollen, the right ear was Split
ojicn, while the region of tlie right eye and
temple was beaten to a jelly. Trclveor fif
teen distinct wounds could 'be counted. From
their nature, sonic, being broad.. and heavy,
and others line and deep, it was evident that
two widely different weapons had been used.
One of these iiL-tnimelits lav at the side of
t lie corii-c. It was a tool called an iron, dog,
such as i-J ii-ed by ship carpenters and pump
makers, about twenty inches long, both ends
terminating in sharp, narrow blades, tlie
planes of which are at right angles to each
other. One end only was bloody. The
second weajton could not lw found. The
caret iieneath the body was soaked with
blood, anil the door posts were bespattered
-aim it. mere had evidently been a lurious
struggle, in which all the strength of despair
bad to be overcome. I he library, in which
the dead man's feet lav, is a small room.
fronting ou the street, and situated over tlie
ball-way, or entrance to the house. It con
tains- a Secretary, two liook-cases, a centre
table, and a small safci When the body was
discovered the safe dor was open, and the
safe key was in the hick, the library-floor
wa3 strewn with papers, and the secretary's
writing Ixwrd had lieen lowered, and on it
lay an ojien check liook. Strange to say, in
the check book there was a check drawn to
the order of II. I-qhsIey & Co., for
.-uWription to one hundred shares ol
the German-American Bank, worth
$10,000 which the murdered man
hid begun to write, but could not finish.
It was dated July 2!. Is it possible that he
had risen from his bed between the hours of
one and six, and had begun to write tlie
check; that he heard footsteps behind him,
turned, rose, and was then struck?
Near tlie centre-table a chair was over
turned, and behind the chair the carpet was
.stained with two spots of blood. The bot
tom of the chair was also covered with
bloody mark, and one of its legs bore the
imprint of a tremendous blow from some
heavy instrument. The murdered man had
evidently grappled with some person or per
sons, lieen beaten loose with heavv blows
from the "deg," stahticd and struck about
the head repeatedly, and hurled backward
over the threshold, where he was found.
Tlie murderers then rifted the safe, scattered
the papers that were in it alxiut the floor,
took a small double-faced Jurgensen watch,
No. 7241, from Iieneath the' pillow of the
lied, and the shirt studs from the victim's
shirt. The white waistcoat, which lay on a
chair near the opjiosite wall of the room, had
al-o lieen searched; the marks of bloody fin
gers were on it. Wliat the safe contained
nobody knows j in the morning only paiers
were tound in it. It has been said that Air.
Nathan did not keep large amounts of money
iuhis.sife, and it is probable that it con
tained very little ou this occasion; for men
who have made a good haul of money will
hardly think of looking for a watch lcncath
a bed pillow, or of taking a set of studs from
a shirt. That Mr. Nathan was struck re
catcdly after he had fallen where he was
stilfecqucutly found, the number and nature
of his wounds seem to indicate. The mur
derers were persons who were evidently
known to their victim, ami resolved, not to
ghe him an opjiortunity of having them
ailcrward punished: nor docs this hvpothesis
at all conflict with the circumstances of the
whole case Tlie murderers must also have
Urn well acquainted with the houscj for
notwithstanding their butchery, they finished
with remarkable neatness. Ihcir feet left
no bloody tracks, and hardly a single mova
ble thing was throw it out of order. The vic
tim had not time or chance to utter a single
crv for help. The windows were oiien; al
most directly opposite, near the Fifth Avenue
Hotel, were the wide-awake back men; and
at the corner, a few yards distant, a police
man at .short intervals took his station. One
cry, and a crowd would liavc been at the vic
tim's door; but that crv he hail not the power
to make. There could have been erv little
noise indeed, for the servant heard not the
(lightest unusual .-ound, and she slept in the
large room back of Mr. Nathan's, which was
separated from the latter by merely two ordi
nary doors. But yesterdav morning blood
stains were found in the bath-room, which
connects Mr. Nathan's room with the ser
vant's, so that, when the murderers washed
themselves there, as they evidently did, they
niu-t have been a very short distance from
the servant ; and yet she heard not a sound.
Was she alHicted with a temporary .deafness?
Nevertheless, that the murderers knew pretty
well how aflairs stood in the house, is shown
bv the neatness, the despatch and tlie ease
. . . t i ,. , ., .... ,
wiiu wuicii iiiey inn ineir uiueous wora.
Hail they been at all flurried, they would
have overturned the light centre-table in the
library, and knocked down the paint-pot
which had been Used by the workmen in the
hou-o, and stood on the grate fireplace. For
the reason of this want of contusion, it is
almost certain that more than one person was
engaged in tlie murder.
The deed must have been done between
one and six yesterday morning. On tliat
night live persons were in the house the
victim hi two viiw tliotM.fT.aiit Ant, ITaIIw
nnd her uii. Of these Washington and
Fredrick Nathan slept on Ihe third floor, and
David Kelly slept in the attic. .Vt about tea
o'clock, Mr. Nathan reached home. At fif
teen or twenty minutes past twelve Frederick
Nathan appeared, and entering his father's
"lias Wash come in?"
To which Mr. Nathan replied in the neg
ative. Frederick then went to bed. Between
tliat time and one o'clock Washington reached
home. He says positively that be found the
door open as usual with the latch key, and
thai he locked, chained and bolted it behind
him. He passed up the stairs, and looking
into his father's room on the war, saw br the
lowcn-u gasugm uui jar. Hainan was asleep.
Not wishing to awake him, he pulled the
door nearly, but not entirely, shot, and then
went to bed himself. The 'two sons had ar
ranged with their father that they should be
up early in the morning. Yesterday was
the anniversary of theirnaBdmother'sdeatk.
and to observe this day with due religious
ceremonies, according to Jewish laws, their
lather had come from Alornstown, . J.,
where be was spending part of the .summer
the with family. Mr.Nathaa had intended stay
in the city for that day only. But it was a
fatal day; indeed, the murderers having
lxn apparently so well acquainted with the
interior of their victim's bouse, is k impossi
ble that they waited for his arrival expecting
him to place money in the safe, or take
some from it, or at any rate to hare some
aooui ins person? tsut oe inai aa u but,
having come to the city for this
purpose, .Mr. Nathan arranged - with
his sons that tlie three should rise
earlv that- M.miry and ahonU Tiait tJu
I Portuguese synagogue to for the appropri
ate prayers. Accordingly;, at about six
o'clock, Washington, having arisen, went
I ..... ... . ...w
aiMi.iue open uoor uiat icaos inio tnc uurary house, and the sons were tharoughlv exam
a mattress was re-ting against the wall, and ined. The two canienters alo who haiCbeen
ward the lihrarr door. H wIVl nnJvi.
Bad kesrtaiaa tor before he knew it he
stood isms father's blood, and had almost
.. l it. ... . i j m
uopV The horror
ghraak into himself cannot be c
seqanar; an aiarm, aown stairs into the
w . 'I
"ThefTrjatdrjcTWasonena few inches :' he
had no need, then, of oiiaoltiag it. Almost
at his word avtrBBBBtul M night shirt
before the bouse,. .psltaaaBB. hastened np.
Offcn Mibjsb happaned.fo.be only a -door
or two away, sad at the err for help entered
the house. In the vestibule near the" door,
liefemi the' "dog" with which the murder
era'had deae their work, and on the stairs he
saw the hlasdy footmarks mad, by Washing
ton Nathan as be fled from the awful appa
ritioh which he met in his father's room. In
oir rcspecK everTthmg appeared as has
just been described. 'A. physician was im
mediately caUeu, the body examined, and it
M-ia -afsM-t4iffcMl lltnt lifi1iad linen Ttinrf fiir
I abniit three hours. Tlie case was also at once
mHcd to the nblicelicauViuartcrs.
From the police station of the precinct,
tral office Superintendent Jordan, detectives
RttinoH and VrW'.-ind Chief "Detective
Kelso mane their appearance, ineservani,
Ann Kellv. her' son. who came down from
h!. mnm vlim Offin-r Minimi entered the
- ' - : ..
at work in the house on the preceding day, I
verc cauen irom ineir suop, as nw xnnc-
teenth street, awi ,cxamimd,r:hut all an-
T.;J trSfi.. ;. -.? 1 i 1 .u ...
David Kelly, it is true, looked rather con
fused, and moreover has not a very prepos
scsnag appearance; but against even him no
charge" could be brought The house was
searched from top to bottom, without, how
ever, finding a trace of the murderers or a
single suspicions circumstance about the ac
tioas of the inmates.
Arrival of the Family. Mr. Na
than's family arrived in the afternoon from
Morristown. Their lamentations .were so
.painful to hear, that' the doors, of the rooms
above were closed, and the family was left
to its sorrow. Mr. Grata Nathan, the mur
dered nun's nephew, came to New York' oh
Long Branch Uat vesterdav. He had heard
not a word aioul his uncle's dreadful fate un
til his arrival. -: f- - j ,v
About two months ago Mr. Nathan took
Mr. Edward P. Jones, who was one of the
jurymen yesterday at the inquest, through
liw mansion, and, showed him its many
beauties and advantages. Alluding to the
neighborhood, he said:
How safe I am here. I have nothing to
"You are right," observed Mr. Jones;
"such a house is what I desire. What
would you take for it?" , ,
"Money cannot buy it," replied Mr.
Nathan, "JL am so safe here."' "
The murderers must have left the house of
their victim between half pa.-t four o'clock
.and six, for at half past four Officer Morg-in
tried the door and lound it locad.
Either the same party of villains, or others
in connection with them, on the same night
broke into Judge Cardoso's house, in Forty
seventh strtct. By some means, probably a
skeleton key, the outer doors were opened,
and the corner of the glass an the vestibule
door was then cut with a diamond and pushed
through on the mat, where it fell without
noise. A hand was theu inserted, pushing
back the catch of the door, which opened and
let the thieves in. They found nothing,
however, to reward their" enterprise save a
gold ring of small value, belonging to Mr.
Hays, who guards the bouse in the Judge' .
absence. AMectffotesaif Jackson.
From I.urlrn Minor, in IKK.
During Burr's trial, Gen. Jackson was in
Richmond, staying at the Globe tavern,
which stood where the now does. He
then attracted universal notice by his loud
blustering, cursing and swearing. The great
olaect of his maledictions was Gen. Wilkin
son, who was shortly expected there as a
witness from Louisiana. Him the General
denounced as a trator, a coward, and a per
jured villain, prefixing to every epithet the
most energetic d d's and G" d d d's.
Nothing could equal tlie vigor of his oaths
and imprecations. "Mav I lie eternally
and hellnredly (f d d d,'' wasonc frequent
formula with him, which . tradition has pre
served. I know several most respectable
men, who saw and heard him upon that oc
casion, and who declared tliat he was re
garded by everybody as the verv prince of
bullies and blackguard. It is said that when
Wilkinson came, he was very quiet, and very
soon took occasion to quit Richmond; but I
sifted the truth of the insinuation implied
in this statement, for his courage never iswild
lie justly called in question.
Since lie became President,Geii.. I. ha- not
hesitated on various ocea-ion-, and in the
presence of jersons who-e presence might
have lieen exiccted somewhat to restrain hi
ebullitions, to vent his feeling in the freest
and mift undignified manner. His war
upon the Senate, which has resulted in the
almost entire prostration of that body (sec
onded, as his assaults were, by its own mot
iinscrupling factiuu-ness), is well known.
"Damn them," said he, lately, to a gentle
man from Virginia, speaking of omc offen
sive act of tlie senate "damn them: Thev
iiml not think to fool with me! at the same
time clenching h teeth, and striking with
his cane upon the ground. He has, on mini-
bcrlcss occasions, indeed, almost whenever it .
was mentioned in conversation for the la-t
two or three vears, damned the Senate
pack of scoundrels.
I forget what distinguished foreigner it
is a French nobleman. I think who said
to tlie Presideht tliat an army of bis fthc no- t,)n,truct eiicli a weapon has ever been made
blcnian'sl country would soon take Washing- ,; ...Me the Atlantic. Nevertheless,
ton, if war should occur between tlie two na- j here ; I1(m. ;,, o,,,, f crect;n on the eA
lions. "Take hell!" replied old Hickory, ,t. f jft.v York Ifciv a gim that will throw
with a tone of Ihe deepest scorn. And that . c;slt humlre,! fle-ouiicu lalls a dL-tance of
was all the reply he deigned. It Wongs to I v m;les ; 0ie ,;ntc. This gun is circu
history, that when some of his secretaries ,P ; Blia. :imj ike ,wo ,j, of inm
(Messrs. Jngham. Uraiali, and nerntii) piatck0nic four feet in diameter. Cm one
communicated to him their determination . ,;(Ic. ;, a rllllt. wi.i, nimm the ball,
not to let Mrs. Eaton a-wKiate with their through to the proper chamber without ces
fkaiilies (her rqiutation being rather Ihe J.h, of firing or diminution of speed. The
worse for wear), the hero "roared like a niuzzlc projects upon the prripherv of the
lion." These were the words of Col. Rich-1 circular nudiine, ami can lie elevated or de
ard M. Johnson, w!m liad uislertakeu to j ,,reed at pleasure by the trunnion on which
mediate between him and the contamacious , J, ,3. The machine is so constructed
heads of depa.tmenK that it mav lie worked either bv manual lalw
Mont people yet remember the miugletlf ir ,.,.. -1M1 al !,, w..rlrn Wiiu.
sunriseandconteniiit with which Gen. J's
first nomination for the Presidency was re-
ceiveil, exeqit in Tennessee and Pennsylva-
He himself regarded it asabsunl, and
his election as a chimera. He said to Judge
Brcckeiindge (who was then bis intimate
friend, aid-dc-camp, and a member of his ,
household), "Do you think I am uch a '
l (I fool as to expect to be elected?
1"I float r tlie rreateli
JKniaa the St. loui IVptiblitan.
The delay of the French in crossing the
German frontier is explained by the unex
pected circumstance that the Prussians suc
ceeded in iiiassing an army on both sides bf
the triangle formed by the French boundary
in the direction from Thionville and Saar
garmund to the most southern point of the
Matinate "on ihe Rhine, and by the Rhine
itself. It the French had not found an
army either opposite Strasburg, or opposite
their lines on the Soar snfncientiy strong for
defense, they would certainly litre thrown
their farces upon German territory at once.
This first danger, resulting from the charac
ter of the French boandarv, whereby the
rrench army, standing in the centre of
a triangular terrain, might iie enabled
to throw it-elf on either side of the
triangle and choose not only its
own battle ground. Irt " also
the weakest side of -the enemv. has Wn
evaded by the Prussians. The advantage of
ucjfig m me centre ana havmg to fight an
enemy on the circumference, though limited
by the mutialtty of Belgium and Switzer
land, was still rery considerable at the com
mencement of the present campaign. Br
tbe rapidity of the Prussian movements, anil
the Previous distribution of imimw ilnm
of provisions m the various fortresses and
BiagaziSM along the western boundary of
Uermawy, this natural advantage of the
French watwdoeed to nothing, and the dan
ger of an BVasJoa of French territory by the
Prussians at the rtry outset of the war is now
aw great as the probability two weeks ago,
that the French might at once
posh an army across Baden and Wurtem
berg into the heart of Germany. The Ger
man armies seem, indeed, to cover the im
mense line from Treves to landau, and
thence np the Rhine to Kehl, where their
left wing, with their centre probably at Zwen-
MnsweBjBnderthe command of the Crown
Prince, Irederiek Wtluun. confronts the
a : -.r.-
right wing of the French under Gen. McMa-
hen. A general engagement on either wing
will very Vkery at once be followed bv an I
annrK on ine wneie ime, anu considennir its !
- ! aB f V.B? .W a dfe"A I
length it may happen that the left wim? of
both armies may be defeated by the right
wines in their front. Soon, donhtirss, we
shall have dispensed with speculations of
this kind, which can do little more than sat
isfy" the eoBMaoa desire to anticipate the '
events of the future.
quarter of this vast metropolis to fathom
the Nathan mystery and collect facts con
nected with the tragVdy, beard the following
plausible hypothesis advanced by a cele
brated criminal lawyer at the Fifth A venae
Hotel yesterdav. The conversation which
oh Have ran a loua ennasu
practice at the New York bar what is vow
opiaioa of this Nathan marder?
Lawyer lam positive that Mr. Nathan
was murdered bya person with whom be waa
at least acquainted.
Reporter On what do roa base vour be
lief? Lawyer. Prom the following facts,
which, ,in strict analysis of the case, amount
to almost circumstantial evidence: lathe
first place it seldom occurs that a professional
burglar, whose only object is plunder, would
have given more than one blow, and them,
after fclliwt his victim, sprint at his throat
and endeavor by strangulation to stifle his
rrif AmiM. alnuvt anv man in tb full
vigor of, youth, and bcakl unarmed, would
have been paraivzeu tv uie presence of a
lsirxlar in his aiiartment, and before recov-
I cring his self-imssession would hare fallen an
easy victim to the assassin. Here, however,
was a feeble old man, who, instead of being,
as one would naturally suppose, enervated
by the shock tlie presence of a desperado at
midnight must have produced, was evidently
'full ,6f unusual vitality, and seemed to have
had a desperate struggle with his opponent.
I have particularly noticed in tlie nuawrous
cases of burglary which have come under my
observation, that such conflicts seldom, if
ever, happen; and there is not an in
stance on record in the New
York., criminal calendar wherein a burglar
lias struck more than one or two blows, and
these have invariably been with a weapon
such as a knife or butt of a pistol. The
assassin, if he intended mere robherr, must
have known that one of the blows inflicted on
Mr. Nathan would have been amply suffi
cient to either deprive him of life or to ren
der him sufficiently insensible for all pur
poses of theft from the person. Here, how
ever, fifteen blows were struck and even if
they followed in rapid sequence some min
utes must have claiMcd before the fiend's
work- was completed. Could cupidity give
the most determined villain the vim and
nerve to so mutilate the almost inanimate
corpse, of a man to whom lie was an entire
stranger? No, there were other iKtssioas
aroused than that of reckless thirst for plun
der, and the most vindictive feelings that
could animate the human heart and lend it a
fiendish animosity seemed to have lieen
wrought to frenzy by some other means than
tho mere resistance of a weak, blind old
The assassin, who could have struck fifteen
blows, and then neglected to carry off his
victim's iM.-kctixxjk, must lave. been a sin
gular type of burglar. Robbery in this case.
was evidently an afterthought, ami meant to
mislead tlie public as to the murderer's mo
tives. My opinion is that the assassin was
known to Mr. Nathan, and his presence in
the deceased gentleman's apartment was on
their first meeting perfettly legitimate and
not nnu-nal. A conversation must have
taken place, and mutual revrimiiuitioiii j.-s-cd,
causing auger on both sides. Tlie con
tention from word- came to threats, and at
length the ftvtr fires of passion inflamed
every vein in the asass:n's frame, and the
o'd man. under the imjuilse of uncontrollable
anger, must have hurled a volley of irritating
epithets, w hich induced an attack. The as
sassin grasel the first wcaion which came
to his hand and dealt his victim a blow
which, under ordinary circumstances, would
havu produced instant insensibility; but the
excited .-tate of Mr Nathan at the time gave
him new vitality, much the same as the sol
dier in the heat of Inttle who receives, but
hardly notices, tlie fatal wound. The
struggle consequently is protracted,
and anger, passion and revenge have
full sway. The victim falls lifeless, but
insatiable rage is not appeased, awl
vindictive blows fall furiously long after life
is extinct. No doulit terrible oaths sprang
to the murderer's foaming lips, and imagi
nation pictures the vengeful gleam in the
flashing eve as each dull blow fell with a 'Hid
den sound ou the prostrate body. Then
must liave come the fearful reaction that
unpremeditated murder brings, and fear and
trembling supplanted rage and vindictive
ness. , r i
The lepers which cau-ed the. dispute and
murder must be obtained. In order to mis
lead public opinion the clothes of the deceas
ed were rifled, the .Jewelry abstracted; bnt,
strange to say, tlie pockctlxsk was left. The
safe was ojiencd after the murder, as the dis
covery of one of the drawers on the lied evi
dently prove, and it wa there placed lo en
able the munierertou-ic both hands in ex
amining the contents, as he was assuredly
looking for some sgiecial document.
From those circumstances I rceat that the
a.-sain of Mr. Nathan was not unknown to
the decea-vd, nr was he a stranger to the
hoii-eholdand the habits of its inmates,
llr.ni: i- Iaiwcll's tribute to Diiken-:
unn oriirnm-, -iiiipl', warm. -uiitp.
Ilt-Irfta wurlil snisrn timlllVrtliati hram;
Hi lian.l tlir ms-lr kni'W, Imt ntt hlfnnin-.
PiimJ i-rratin "iiiinVa a frisnl rhn he ln-w
IimI tin- -tranc" 1"S priitt-il onn iiii ioii ear,
Tlirn oxirhrd lii lirail vssiirr. ifc lie this bine
r'rwn iritirs nifasuroil ira;-- nr cls"-jirukisl
Ik- lovisl (iial's p-utliT Imt ami wailelt drar.
Wa-tlii-n sijhtiV -t tin U'tter way,
ilr minjlin j Kith his Lln.1. a man with men.
UK nun that as ami wa nut nuea as llievr
Ju !: re nt. tint t-i mr imiIe fci-n.
w llarbr tttPrmr.
I is rum ini. l. limss.j
Nothing like the ui'J,-nilltiwe, the terrible
I iiiiir friiif.i :irf iltrrv nrm if w!m!i Wi twiw
K,ir ,, much, was u-cd in .sir civil war, and
! ;, ; .,...-. I u- Kum.wMl that m itinnnt in
bitter it will throw shot or shell up to the
wp:t,. r ,,a,i ,utlm,U. wbilo dlv sIMnl
1 ,. . . , . ', - I .1 w 1
tiiniiiiisniiig 1 ne iiumoer innwn. 111 eiuier
t-ae tlie shot may be red-hot or cold. Thoe
who have devi-ed and constructed this gun
lmliivo it will vm 11 Kin. rimf-ablt? iTi iImi-
iniciivenc with the mitrailleux or" anv other
Thome Training fnrllUJnnip.
The Buffalo Courier of Thursday savs:
Alvut three hundred people,' includfng a
uumljcr of ladies, assembled at the Lake
Shore Railway bridge yesterday afternoon
to witness Frank Thome make a leap into
the creek. About 5 o'clock Frank appeared
j on the upper part of the bridge dressed in a
sort of a Georgian uniform "trunks," we
believe is the technical name arid was
greeted with anv amount of applause. Tlie
intrepid jumpist resimnded Ir.- craccfullv
waving his hand to the crowd, and almost
immediately started on a run for tlie verge.
Without the slightest hesitation he jumped
oft", and, descending in a jierfectly perpen
dicular position, his hands and arms being
kept clone to his liody, struck the water fairly
and disappeared licnealhthe.irface.iSrarcely
had the excited crowd relieved their anxiety
bya long drawn breath when Mr. Thome
reappeared and boldly struck out for the
shore, swimmini: in a manner which fully
testified to his uniniurcd condition.
binned uiion the somewhat muddy bank
was vticifcroussy cheered.
The distance from the top of the bridge
to the water is a little less than fifty feet.
Sonic little inconvenience was cxiicrienced by
Mr. Thome from the proximity of the tele
graph wires to the edge of ihe jumping
joint, necessitating a running jump of about
six feet to clear them. . The. leap willjie re
peated this afternoon, when a staging will be
erected so as to obviate this obstruction.
Mr. Thome informs us that his proposed
leap from the upper Suspension bridge at the
Falls will be exactly one hundred and
ninety feet by measurement A platform is
to be run out from the bridge, and the jump
will lie made from this, standing.
A rvyatrlt Trihate ta
A Paris paper, in speaking of Dickens,
relates the following about Bakac, in con
nection with the subiect: Balzac never sot
I tired of calling all men monsters. One day
The was dinine with Genre Sand and said to
her: "It is a great mistake on your part, doe
to your imagination alone, to represent so
manr characters in rnnr novels as virtuous.
seir - sacnhcing and amiable being, cut it is
m m a a ao i ai r . m
a serious otlenre againn uie ami reaiiiy.
Your 'Valentine' never lived. Your
'Jacques' is an impossibility. Just look at
humanity as it is a mass of ugly, sensual,
gross and egotistical creatures!"
! Ueorge sand bent toward him and.whis
I pered in his ear: "Confer, now, pwh ami,
up, met her glance, fa
a of genius wasMeadrd
ofa ereat soul's friend
ship: and pessimist as he was. the tear-
sprang into his own eyes. "Let us have
always fa oar jcmembrance of Dickens a
picture of an infinitely tender being, whose
eves were moist for the sakof the trans and
the failings which lie -most Mtamr e-
Baron Gerolt is a Catholic.
TmW&ito&f-t , m ..i ii
Chicago claims to be an art centre.
There are 478 priests in Great Britain.
Murders are hnmerous all' over the
Hog cholera still prevails in Southern
Anew town in Illinois has been
NealDowis speaking on temperance in
John C Breckinridge? is travelling in the
The cotton worm has appeared in the
vicinity of Yicksburg.
Philadelphia complains that her public
baths are two small.
Old maids don't believe in the proverb
"Man proposes," fcc.
A Wisconsin family are drinking up one
of the Saratoga springs.
Chief Justice Chase will soon return from
his trip to Minnesota.
All but two per cent of the Prussian army
can read and write.
A machine at Rutland, Vt., can cut 1,
200,000 slate pencils a day.
President Grant has received pressing invi
tations to visit California.
Oxford University has conferred the de
gree of D. C L. upon Ijndseer.
The London season, now over, was gayer
than for some years past.
Professors Huxley and Tyndal, the pro
toplastics, are expected to visit America.
Brooklyn, in addition to stronger pota
tions, uses 35,054,000 gallons of water daily.
What binl does General Prim most
resemble?asks Pimehincllo, and' anwear.
The Kcv-.j Robert. Collyer has niui-cd
to attend the Unitarian anniversaries in In
don in 1S71.
The State debt of California is two and a
half millions of dollars one million less
than it was last year.
A resKlent of South KcihI claims that he
will soou startle the world with a peqirtual
Mr. Jeflerson Davis audi, Mr.J K.sVrt
Toombs have become rctoiiciled after fifbt-it
tJeorge Marks intends to employ one
hundred ami fifty Chinamen in his stone
quarries on the Adirondack.
The ce-t of running s. steamer a round
trip bet ten this country and Etin is -aid
to lie almiit SISjOlHI in grcenKu ks.
The City of Pari-, measuring 4K feet in
outside length, is said to !ct!ie largest steam
er sailing between New York and Liverpool.
Ex-Secretary Seward is said to practise
rowing on Owjscu lake. He will probably
become the champion culler in aliout 90
A man who went fishing in a private
pond complains; that he only got one bite,
and that was from a dog whose master owns
The Princiss Alice of England is verv
popular in lit r new home from her opposi
tion to the ultramontane tendencies of the
A young man near Center, Alabama,
was bitten seven 1 times in his wooden leg,
tlie other iliv, by snake, which was siuW
The Peoria Germans are rai-iug a collec
tion to purcha-c ammunition with which to
fire a salute of one hundred guns, over ihe
first Prussian victory.
HI. lAal IrbhuirH Petition ferine Be
lea of Fenlmiw.
St. Ijcis, August 4 tjuitc a large meet
ing of Irishmen w held to-night, at which
resolutions were i.s.-til to petition President
( Jranl. on his arrival here, to p-tnlon Gen.
O'Neil and other Irishmen now in prison
for violation of neutrality.
WAKNKir.si ni.R KRMKIir HAS Sr.VKK
Ciiltal nut eTen In (Mier-ar) titrure th rrrr wirt
cai r Illiii.l. llihiiu " IltniiiiiK ill.-.. " Th.f
wlioaran1irts ImmiM ImmiflialHr rail imi Ihslr
ibnssil amt l H'R.si k'.s I'lLr. Itimr.or. II is
sxirrssl.r for llis Ills, ami N not nsommnilnl t
cur-aur olliirili'H'a-.'. Itlianrurnl manr caif
otT HilrtT Ti-ar -t.in.llnc- Prirelhv Hullnr. Fur
sals Irjr Unnacbts every whstv.
WAKXWf.S PVM'KI'M.V TOXIC IS FKK
PAItKP exire'-ly f.irPri-itirs ami thw-MihVr-iiit:
with halMtiial Cn-tiTeness. It Na -Hirhtlr tlm-
en the tloHioth ami restores thr iliss-tin- nrsans l
iiiaiiii); iiiiik- jnii a ileinlii jfvrtt7vrz
eir lii-allhT tatc. Miak. m-rv.ms jihI drMrttie
nxitii -hi.iilil uv tV.KT.K's Dist-rrsit Tosu.
ir sale by lruwbl. Price Piv Pultar.
COUGH NO MORE.
WAKNEICS CUUOH BAIS.M b heaUna:, sft
eninf snd exjwf turatintr. The estraimtinary power
it inwnet In InuiMsUatrlyTeHolni;. awl evrntii
ally ciirinic the most uliirute mtrt of ruunh.-,
Vdib, Hans Throat, Bmnrliftls, InfliM-nxa, Citarth,
auanrness, jvnouuk ana vonaintlnn li almt ii
eletilMe. Si prompt i the relief atsl certain its f
Cxts in all the alnve ar oraay aBeellon at the
threat ami limit's that lln.uwn'ti of phrnirbn are
Tally prenriMiMr it, :in. nne ami aft -ar that it b
Uie raopt llcaliuK and rvn.ltiratiiiK meilirim
IMWH. Oae ilrtsi- aNaT4 afliinb rrhsf, mil in
SMtjau-i one beetle etrects a cure. NH r.y HniK
glU, in larse 1-JtK-v. -ri,T thie Ixillar. It ii
Tourown uiiuir yon still totiich ami -mITt. TIis
alum will cure.
The gnat Hlonl i'lirifler and H!iiKKis Prink.
W-UlSKK-s) VISUM vrr.w, OR WINK OK
LIKK, b free from any pouonotu drua-i or iatpu
rU!et lbiK prepared for thos- who require a ftint
nhtnt. It ia -pleialiil appettarr and tonic, ami th
ftoe.t thiiu in the world forpurifvju.; the Moot. It
is th- nt plrasanl and drlKiuiKarti. leerrol?rred
tu tlr; piiUie, far -iiierlor to brandy, whi-Icrr.
wine. I4lur or any otlwr article. It l mo're
heahby, and ilnrajT. Ilutli main ami o-malr;
young or old, tan lane mi wineotui-. Itiln
fart, a HB preserver. TTI who wlh In snii
moil heallu ami a frit: flow of Ineir spirit.
well to lake ine tue 1 lab:. 11 Is ililh ma rroni
anythhii; eTer bifoiv In u.-. ft bM lvilrng
IcUts; also at all resn-tt.lt; -sli.di-. Irics Inis
liolhr, in uait buttles.
WARS KK'S tir.NAKH;rKlsthe,idyart.
tie Limiwu to ctire Hi" Whlt. It will cure in'eiery
ran:) Where is Ihr Ciiuily1 m wtiitrh Ibi" imnr
taut m-tli ine 1- iet wiutril ? Mothers, tlil u ths
Streakt Ws-iinc i-tit oflVn-l tihi, and you IiiiM
iimuedialply prumre it. It ialia vire enr- tt
f-uuU- IriKiilaritir", and nuy bs rnin Un
in en ry case srh'-re tin" iiinnlfily flow ha l--ii '!
trnctei'l throush mM or li'Vjse. S.ld by ilnit"t.
Prfrf tie Dollar, th-sfit hrundnn rrIPtufOw
pn!br and a unarter.
APUKCSsj CI .STATH .ST., CIIIC.VOO.
Nal far PtitWM wA fteBapIen..
Qra T ike rt h !
ONLY OESLI5KSTB.m PflKTABLEORlhT
Jlill, 6 f.rn Meal, Whsat Flmirin- and
Mtnck Fetsl, Koltins Apparatus, .-mutter". Corn
SnsIIsrs, Floor l'tsn ami Mill Work tienerally.
insse jiiuh wer" nri maie
lo supply the wants of ths
llaalen ami Stock (trnwsn rl
the Ninth, but thsir lanie haa
spnail lo sTcryijnartsr i the
Uohe, and tbsy at- now nl!
aad uea in tarupr, .ia, Si
rica, and soulh America. T
Lsnpply ths increadnK demaad
me hare enlaned oar Manu
factory and added valuable im
A- hi i rtoCire, our MilM will be built oTiIk.vm
Burr Hacks, selwled at the Quarries la France.
Send far pearrirtiTel'aJspaleteaajtjHaiagTreatiVa
on Milling, seat by audi free. Addnas,
ISAAC STRAUB CO.,
Cor. Front and John t., Oncinnati, Ol