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NO. 34.
VOIi. 15.
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THUE8DAY, AUGUST 23, 1870.
10 TTTT BI1-
Twt?tiEiwoBTtr-'wr'i Kf.v Tivis'pnMt.'rieV
war readinz matter than any other in'o-r in tlie
Siute. litHiarnew, sjierial desnaUbes and or-ir-ij-inileiK-c
fnmi eery jiart f the Slate rentier It
the moat intereMin; and TalualJo pajxr in tin
West. In order to mcli eery reader in Kanms wo
iuke the. filkiwiD reductions in nr rates, from
tbbi date to IWemfcer lit:
lftgle o.lll.r.
..-.30 wiit per oopr.
ten e
Tuent -netoiies..
t iny ivpie
.lend In Chilis from crcry ixxt office. Addm,
Leavenworth, Kansas.
Tmb LAVi:.WORTIt Tilths can 1 olitlhu.nl i
the following-named News Agent:
lutc Brill St. Joeili,
Heim A Chapel Atihison,
S. Kurtz . . Weston,
Wm. Monro . . Ft. Leavenworth,
!r. A. C. Price .WtaiidolUy
C II. Fruee.., ..... do
Wiliiiarth A Co '..U. Lawn-nee,
!. O. WUinartli . Tojuta,
'. IL,Tnrft . Junction City,
J., IMIiigzn . BroulTille-
. M. Fox . . Manhattan,
V. U. OkWiio. It. HarUr, i '
Knitter A Bn ...... .llaji. City,
Price A Fimk.. .......... ........ do
A. T. Griw .Salma.
.!. Heel).. .. .FJIwiwth,
.1. y.j Hettu..... ..AlUene,
Kruezer Bru.....
V. I Todd A Co
K. R. Lra-kwood,
HadgesA. Peyton
F Plumb A Co
N. W. Rioliardn
.1. W. Him,
J. .AUood) ar.....
i: J Stuart
Albert Kolb
W. W. EUiatl
Ft. Walace,
Council drove,
... Eniioria,
...... do
...... !arn it,
....C1k toiu,
New Clnftaco,
...Baxter pri!l!!,
tiox or iei.e;aten. .
Tlir. mi-lin; fur iJieelectiou.of delegates tollif,
lU-publlran .State Onneiitiiii will Ik- IjeM in J-p-tiiwortu
County un Saturday, Seitember M ; iu the
Towunliipt at - u'cliK-k p. in., and the polN .hall
lx Leptorn at Iit ti bourn; in the WanU, a4,7
o'rlockjt- lu., aud tilt) lli ihall le tept onjii!
leaat au bvwc and a lulf. The vtii; niH.Wjhj
liallot. Tliu plct- of lioldiu tlus uxvl inj; JU1 (V,!;
niUBkrC(dfi)K4t are. a fellow : , , fj
2 district, FiiM H'ai.l.atChrU. Mailvr'n; three
Jf liHIW and altctnalw. , - !
23 district, Kev-und Wnrtl, at IUnnouy Ilalljwo...
24distritt, Third Ward, in Latta'n I'.uildiut;;
two. . , (j-.
2S diidrict, Fourth Ward, ft! Tiirui cJUU; liirue.
2C dUlrict, KicLaoo,i. Jlcuderxiu's Srlniol
Hon; one. j , TiM,ir antm .i ill
".'7 diHlri.l, Kolou, at Itipp's Miili; one. ,
2 ilictrirt, Alexandria, at CaxLWr's 2k-liooI
Hoiire; t
29 dUtnct,
t, High Prairie. Stringer and Sliiniiarj. I
i Sciioo II..UM., ,tn o, j L! ,y .
at llantesoii'
.tOdfttrlct, Helaaqrir, lAtfisjvand.TairuiuiiiiJ, nt-.
Fairiuouut'Sta)itn: 1n.
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" fii . ' JOHN' SCH(TT, Oiafnuan. "1
. n ti .MU9KK. iietreiar.
mtrt vvf T- ttm t T, , i
l'omt'il'lbH of the ev.hei- of llic
NCatr Onpwavtl to tlc Rr-ouiliiatluii
Iu the, movement to u-dc-citi the political
cliaratt'jr of ir Suite and to place honest men
in all public offieen, the oMtion of the new
uperi ha- liecn worthy of the K""31 leople
uhoiu they n present and by whom they aie
Miidained. The people of Kansa are a read
ing pple; they xubncribe largely for pajien.
nt home and abroad; they keep them-elves
fully informed in u-gard to public im.-.isinx
and public men. When they have once de
termined that a public servant K dihnne-t
or unfaithful, they iid him to private life
li.incr. The press of thi-State i not only j
w.imd now, and true to the eople and the
tau-w of honor and jii-tice,biitJit haloujj leen
m, ami it lia o thoroughly eKe-.l thedl
ln.iK-sly and uirmption, the b id faith and
It til name of Fomeroy and Clarke, that there
ii not a hiniIe KTMn in th' State who doc
nut lamr that they are mtle:!. And it is
.ry xignilii-.int that no pjer outKide of the
State Mitain tlie-e men. They h:ie lonj;
Ikvii in public life; their characters aii
known to the nation. If they are good men;
if they have lieen faithful and true, that f.ict
mii-t le known to the Xew York Tribune,
the Morton Ailpcrli-or, the Springfield, Ma.-.-.,
JlrpulJinm, (lxth Fomeroy and Clarke were
lxni in Ala-Mchu-etts, and neither has a
Irictn! anions the Hepubliatit journals iir
that State,) the Chicago Tribune, iW, and
Jimrmtl, the Cincinnati Gazette, and t"oimfr
(.', aud the St. Ixjnin Deinormt. l.ut all of
lhe-e jKijierx haveexpo-ed the roltcn .'-te.tN
of these Kan-js Congre-.-ineii.
We give lielow as complete a list a.- we am
do to-l.iy of the iupcr in the St.ite oppose!
to the re-nomination of Sidney Clarke
It I
is not perfect, but it is nearly .-o; wmo new
papers have been started lately, and hardly
a week goes By witiiout auditions to me iisi.
Of the papers omitted more will be found
opposed to Clarke than iu favor of him.
Tiieiearea few Democratic paper in the
State, and we include them in the liit; they
are all oppo-ed to Clarke, and their argu
ments are read by voters, and have their due
TopeVa Mate Beiord,'
La. reuce Journal,
Kmjoria Newi",
White Cloud Cliiif.
Leai en worth Times,
TopeLa Indeieiidont.
Wyandotte Gazette,
Fort Scott Monitor,
Foil Scott Ilemocrat,
-,.jIBa Iudeeudeiit,
(Kkaloiwa Stati-nian,
Atehisnn Patriot, -Workiivinen's
(iinird Prew,
Mound WtySoatluel,
I inn County Prew,
(t County Chronicle,
Nemaha Courier,
Seneca Pren,
MarrtTille Locouiotlre,
Hiawatha Uexpatrh,
Brown County Sentinel,
IrTinc Recorder,
Manbattaa Sundanl,
The Kama Valley,
Keoho FalU Adrertiier,
Council Grove Adrerti-er,
Humboldt Vnion,
Neosho Valley Kegtirter,
Walnut Valley Times,
Republican Valley F-iui-ire,
Salina Herald,
Abilene Chronicle,
NeUwaka Herald,
Paola AdTertbwr,
Iiearenwortb Bulletin,
Learenworth Commercial,
LeaTMiwortk Frele Pme,
Leareawstrth Aoorn,
Ottawa jMraal,
Oswego Deaaocrat,
Watbesa Keporter,
Parker Becord,
BaxterJSprings Sentinel
Eureka Herald,
WabaanaM Herald,
Troy Republican,
C.araeU Ptaladealer,
Wimlnatna HrpubUran,
There are tnree other papers published on
the line of the Gulf road, we believe, which we
do not receive in exchange,and which are op
posed to Clarke, This makes a list of ffiy
ty-two aewpapo t the State epputed to Clarke.
There are about ten papers on his side.
Four-fifths of the papers of the State are op
posed to Clarke. And of the few papers in
huftvork may be said that they have sub
stantial reason for their opposition to the
will of the people. The editor of the To
peka CbtiNmriM i Governor Harvey's
lrivate Secretary; the editor of the Atchuon
dumipiiin U a poxtmaAcr; the editor of the
Junction City Um ion w Ixul 0oer, and
the editor of the Lawrence Tribune, Clarke
thick-and-tliin organ, is de&nlting U. S.
Collector, whom Sid. Clark ha saved frbm
the I'enitentiarr becane Clarice received m
Iart of tlie money xtolen br Speer, and be
cause Clarke, is on SpcerV bond.
Tiuu it will lie, Keen that even the few pa
pers MijtportiriR Clarke do o for money or
from jiemuird aiidinteroded mo'tivex. C'vkc
w ithout tnoiiey and without federal patronage
would be a uiiiverrallyrejed nd-deiM.-d
by the newraierii a- he w by the people.
A ii i-, lis L' wretchedly weak; and could
neer Iw ekvted -in tltuface of Mich united
ami deterniiunl oppfMttrhf. It u a terrible
venlict, but an inijiartial jury have brought
it in and the decree ina-t be'entered up.
TAKixome nrrriATivE.
The newly enfranchised class are not dls-H-el
to await the ordinary and xlow move
ment of iKilitics. Iast npring, almo4 before
it wa known that they were voter, the
active and wide-awake Mr. Morehead liad
called a meeting in the Third Ward. The
excitement when the" announcement was
made was very great. We wnta rejiorter
over and he found nearly every politician in
town proent and all made speeches, de
claring that they hail been . life-long mp
porter of colored ,men.
And the initiative has been taken again, in
I the large meeting held at Laiug's ILdl on
Monday evening. It was an excellent meet
ing in every re-pect. The leading colored
men',1" of'ditTcrent viewg and leanings, were
proent, and there was very little wrangling.
Very jlittle jiart -wan taken in the meeting by
white persons, awl there wan no visible dic
tation. The action taken against Clarke
was di-crcet, wise and "demanded by the
present attitude of our politics. The col
ored men come into the contest with clean
hands, with the most sincere devotion to
Republican principles, and they avow iat the
outset that they 'will 'not 'support corrupt
inrn 'for office. This record w worthy of
them and their history. Mr. Clarke will
not get one delegate from this, county,, and
our eighteen Votes if in the hands )of wire
and honorable wemi will have great weight
in tlie (.Convention, lucre! xf now every
reasoh to'beliere'that' Rnch men will repre
sent us in the Convention.
Another meeting of colored citiaens , is
called ion to-morrow night, also in Laing'.s
Hall. Having thrown their weight against
Clarke and corruption they may now decide
ujion'wimc jtositive policy. If they are
''used" for that, it will not be different from
the way white men are ued in meetings,
conventions and legislature. We have al
rway.s believed in 'colored suffrago because we
knew tint htini.in nature was fuudamentallv
.the tamp in all countries and under all na
tionalities. And we slmll find no more fault
witli tlfe-4? voter, tlwn'wc'have done with
Ii .11 (I O I
( At the Jat meeting of the Coloretl State
'onimittee, iu this city, on the first of the
inn!i;!i,:t!iut organization was distianded, and
it w.is reWilvAl that hereafter colored voters
liditiiild act with other Republican voters, tak
ing their chances for favors and performing
their duties like other citizens. At the Meet
ing of the State Committee, at Lawrence, a
fewdaynafternards, Mes.-rs. Matthews, Twine
and others protested against having the word
"colortil" u-ed in the, call for a Republican
Suite Convention. They were citizens, hav
ing equal rights with all others, and they
wished that no distinction might be made.
On th'it reasoning and action these meetings
might lc criticized. The (Serman Republican-
and the Irish Democrats do not hold
.separate nuttings, but act with their party,
though pretty -tire to properly watch their
interc-t- and have them attended to. The
d ty certainly is not far distant when there
will lie no talk whatever aliout colored voters,
as such. They will take their share in call
ing meetings and attending them, ami in
nominating tickets; and they will themselves'
look upon separate action as injurious to
them in tending to promote distinctions of
class and ei-te. Politics, like the railroad
car, the school and the church, will seek one
level and a common standpoint.
Archhb-hop Purcell made a speech on in
fallibility, at Cincinnati, on Sunday evening,
from which we make the following quotation-:
The Archbishop .then read the text of the
dogma of infallibility, translating it as he
read. He prefaced it thus:
"I want the editors of the newspapers and
the reporter- who are now present to send it
on the wins:- of the press north, houtb, east
and wc-t, that I, John B. Purcell, Arch
liislion of Cincinnati, am one of the most
Siithful Catholic that ever swore allegiance
to Rome.
3 fc S 5
1 told the Cardinals iii the Council tliat
there was another and a weightier objection,
which I wi-hed to have removed before I
ga e my assent to the dogma. That was how
we. are to understand the claims of Boniface
VIII., who said, "two swords are given me
hi- God the spiritual and the temporal."
1 sought in the Dominican library of the
Minerva, in Rome, to refresh my memory,
ami to see on what ground they claimed the
right of controlling tenioraryatTan;of de
posing Henry Eighth or ElizaMh, or any
temtioral prince, and of absolving their vas
sals from their oath of allegiance if thcir
sovereigns did not respect the act of excom
munication by the Church.
I could not find any text of authority for
that in the Bible. Hence I wanted the
Council to say whether they asserted a right
of that kind or assumed it as a right, and the
mtire Council with one voice cried oat.
"Tho-e Popes had no authority, no commiss
ion from God to pretend to any such power."
"Well," I told them, "Thank God. I
have sjwken, and liad it decided by this
Council, instead of resuming this respon-a-bilitv
of tho-e bygone times." Applause.
The day lias gone by when such things
were ioss"ible and were believed of force,
and we have done a great deed by having
theue two important matters settled.
The uucstion was also raised by Cardinal
V. "What is to become of the Pope if he
becomes a heretic?" It was answered, there
lias never been such an example, but in
such a ca-e the Council of Bishops could de
pose him for heresy; for from the moment
he becomes a heretic he is not the head nor a
member of the Church.
The Church would not Ims for a moment
j obliged to listen to him when he begins to
teach a doctrine the Churcn Know to ue
false doctrine, and he would cease to be
Pope, being deposed by God himself.
If the Pope, for instance, were to say that
the belief in God is false, you would not be
obliged to believe; or if he were to deny the
rest of the creed. "I believe in Christ."
The supposition is injurious to the Holy
Father in the very idea, but serves to show
von the fulness with which the subject has
been considered, and the ample thought given
to everyjtossibility.
If he denies any dogma of the Church
held by every true believer he isno more
Pope than you or I. And so in this respect
this dogma of infallibility amounts to noth
ing applause as an article of temporal gov
ernment or even for heresy.
The long and short of this is that the able
and venerable Archbishop was opposed to in
fallibility before its adoption, but he is now in
favor of it, He could not now oppose it one
instant without being cursed by the whole
Catholic Church, and kicked out of h. It is
a question on which no difference of opinion
is toIenUed nothing is accepted bat abject
submission. Before adoption yon are op
posed to the dogma; after its adoption yon
must rack your brains to defend it. You go
into a convention a sincere, Union-lovlngi
Republican; die rebel and disunion Democ
racy vote you dow;i, and you comeoiaa
Democrat and a traitor to your life-long
convictions. It is an utter absnrdity. It
would be shameless and infamotis'in politics;
in religion it is sacrilegious. Principles lire
forever; convictions 'do not change and" can
not be voted down. The adoption of this 3
infallibility dogma leads inevitable to ridicale
arm aemoraiizauuii, annis ineuiggwi mm
worst "elephant" jjy church Tit'fer.Ladon
its hands; . , j ir. 4 .
i The Prohibitory Convention lias just nom
inated Wendell 1'hillips tor (iovcnior.'and
is understood that he will accejrt. "Now, if
tlie Lalior Reformer will endorse the nomi
nation, and if Mr. Phillips will stump the
State from now till November, lie will have
a very handsome vote, though .lie' may not
win the Governor's, chair. .IUs nomination
insures us an unit-iially spirited campaign,
and the agitation, of the Temisiranee.. ques
tion is always in order and. 1 am afraid,
always will be. If anybody can convince
the people that Prohibition is the wisest pol
ity, vt enueii runup- can, ana lie wouw ex.-
cciite a Prohibitory law- with great efiicleney.
uuu cv
He is not quite sound on the JJaUir question;
that Ls, he does nof agree withjnir Labor Re
formers, although he elaimto believe, that
lalxir reform is one of ihe , mo-t pressuig
needs of the iime. But spite of his uiL-ound-ness,
the Labor Reformers will hardly'be so
foolish as not to tmlur-e hi- nomination.
The above is from.a Bortun letter in tlie
Cincinnati Chrouiele.. In regard tO;Mr..Phil-.
Iijis, we cannot help raying, that we think
the people of Massachusetts ottght to' elect
him Governor, aud Seiutor,. no matter
whether hcsUndsou the Labor platforiu? the
Temperance platform, or no pLitibrm nt all.
Wendell Phillips U hitnself bigger and bet
ter than auv platform that' iioliticians .or
c'eu , reformers arc likely to frame, j His
diaracter stands out as one of tlie grandest
featnres in Afnerican hih!rv,''and if his iia
tive State will not, unsought,, unasked," and
for her own, sake, not Iur,, make hint.. Gov
ernor, then we will do it iu Kansas, if he
will make his home in the free State for
which he did such glorious .service.
tu i! if : i iijii
How He Uj,RQenJ.Viv.,lUrie4.-or he
Settlers, and WJialrUe Hits. Done..
i .. for1 MoiropolIlH. I -
tit . utiii .
, . . 1 1 Tnilli.I I . I
A few Facts for Ihc ,ropl to tkittkof.
From the Emporia News."
Mr. Clarke ani his, principal .siipwirters
are very loudly, churning. that lo ha been
the friend of the settlers, uid tlie enemy and
opponent of monopolists. J low; far, he is
?.. .1.- .....r.i.ui ..v ,1.1.. .i ..,. l... ,u.,i,i l..i.A
jUHi trnuiitA ia iuju i,ifA,fiy nwij'iv ii.v
a riulit to kiHiw, anU.it w our ttuty a.-, public
journulints to furnish sudi facts a- we ihaye.
at hand, for the perusal ot our reauerr
toucliiug the olHcial conduct of Mr. Clarke,
and all other public officers, when thqy are
asking the votes of the ieople., From an
examination of his .recited ou the Indian
treaty business, we should say( if all his
claims for the votes of tlie jieople are as
groundless as that of opposition to monopo
lists he certainly stands upon a vary Uimsy
foutldation. It'must be borne iu mind that
there has been a wonderful change in public
sentiment in the past year or two, in regard
to the Indian treaty business. There is a
determination on iho. jt f tie people,
headed by men like George W. Julian, to
put a stop to such infamous, swindles as. the
Joy purchase and the Sturges, treaty, and
this change of sentiment, and this deter
mination of the people may have something
to do with Mr. Clarke's change of front on
this subject. This may account for his
loud-mouthed professions of love for the set
tlers, and his Lite speeches against land mo
nopolies. But let us examine his record on the sub
ject of land swindles, during his two aud a
half term.- in Congress.
He opposed the Osage treaty, two years
ago, and for that he should have due credit,
notwithstanding he offered to support it for a
consideration, which offer can be abundantly
proven. But he has received full pay for
that act by a re-nomination ami a re-election
to Congress. Even his friends admitted at
the time that the O-age treaty saved him
two years ago.
During Mr. Clarke's Congressional career
treaties have been made and ratified with
different Indian tribes for their lands in Kan
sas, as follows: The Sac and Foxes, Dela
wares, Kickapoos, Cherokc-cs, and Potta
w atomies, lie-ides some minor tribes. Let
us examine the provisions of these treaties
in their order. 1st. The Sac and Fox lands
were treated for except the diminished Re
serve and sold "for the benefit of the Indi
ans" by means of a refined swindle known
as "Sealed bids," whereby no actual settler,
nor the common schools got an acre, but
mammoth eastern laud monopolists and
speculators obtained 300,000 acres of the
finest land in Kansas, at from ."jO cents to SI
per acre. The effects of thi gobble arc yet
plainly visible hi miles square of unoccupied
land in O-age, Ljon, and Franklin coun
ties. ,
2nd. The last Delaw are treaty gae9ti,
000 acres of the best land in Ixavcn worth
county to tlie MU-ouri River Railroad Com
pany at a mere nominal sum, and not an
aero to actual settlers or to schools, and by
the terms of the treaty we believe the lands
are not yet even sulycct to taxation. They
were not a year or two ago. This land was
given to a comiany that built about thirty
miles of road, when they already had county
bonds and franchises gim thtm by the peo
ple sufficient to build the,, road. The land
was a free bonus. Mr. Clarke was specially
active in ierpetratiiig this little swindle.
3d. The Kickajioo treaty gave to the
Atchison (or Central) Branch of the Union
Pacific Road already endowed with $16,
000 of Government llonds per mile, and a
large amount of other lands, the whole of
the Kickapoo Rc--cre of over 300,000 acres,
and not an acre to settlers or .schools, and
not to be taxed for six years, tiros, not only
retarding their settlement, but preventing
tlieiu from being a source of revenue to the
State. The poor settler must lay tax on his
homestead, according to Clarke's political
economv, but the rich railroad company
nuta not lay a dollar dii millions' worth of
4th. The Cherokee treaty provided for
the sale of all that magnificent tract of land
known as the Cherokee Neutral Lands in
Southeastern Kansas about 800,000 acres
in a bodv and it was sold under that treaty
to Mr. Joy, a railroad president, for one
dollar per "acre, atid not an acre reserved for
school lands, and none to settlers, except to
the very small numlier who had settled
thereon prior to the making of the treaty.
There are probably 20,000 people living on
these lands, of whom not over one-tenth iiave
anv guarantee for either bnd or improve
ments, but are at the mercy of Joy. Thi
treaty had not even the merit of securing the
removal of the Indians from the State, as
the Cherokees liad never occupied it. And
this is not all, after supporting the treaty, at
least by allowing iu consummation, he has
tried to incense the settlers on the land
against Joy, for the sake of making politi
cal capital, and has continually promised
them their lands while he has done nothing
to secure them.
5th. The Pottawatomie treatv was rati
fied in the closing davs of the session of
Congress before the last, and wiulc the Osage
treatv, which he opposed was pending. It
provided for the sale of the entire Pottawat
mie .Reserve thirty miles square to the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Com
pany, for one dolbr per acre, without an
acre being reserved for schools or settlers.
Thns it will l seen that wldle he ODDOSed
the Osage treaty, he at the same time favored
one just as infamous for the disposal of the
Pottawatomie Reserve. "Oh, Consistency
thou art a jewel !" specially with Kansas
Congressmen, ne opposed one treaty be
cause he could not get a chance in the steal,
while at the same time he favored another to
keep pace with the thieving ring composed
of himself andPomeroy. Pomreoy got
about 100,000 acres of that land, and of
coarse Clarke most help him get it through.
That's the reason that old Pomeroy is now
writing letters to all his friends in Kansas to
come up to the support of Clarke.
The above treaties containing the provis
ions which we have named, have all been
ratified during Mr. Clarke's Congressional
career. Did any' one ever hear a 'note of op
position to a single one of them1 from hiii
lips? Not onlv did he not oppose them, but
he favored thein. ' f -' '
.Qktthtop.of;taus record on land grant
swindles, .he m chiming to have: been the
settlers friend. These claims are paraded 'in
bawdliaiw life newspapers, which,! we
are f lad to say, for the sake of the profession,
are neither respectable in number tor talent.
There is a radical inconsistency between diU'
recant ana nis exxan ol ueunria muini'ui
tlie poor; that catrnot belexplainoa awayi
thinVinr neosle. . He i guikr of a 'degree
oi auDUCUv ana auuiauiusui wiuu mmuu
r j rf... j j..i,hn:n,k;.e cL..ui
Afru. MIMMllIu IMIO.IV1IR1II 11.. -1 f
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urged by Mr. Clarke's
.w,no w Vnnuv AHH trrtKi- iha
.. e i.-a ..: .,.,., tWz.rtt
fllUUUlM Ul Mini . wn., in riuiiiwin
for a sour, in the above treaties, and ifwill
rwirw. ii. ait
newitpapens that be ought to go taclttlo -
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VonprerM DeiiQe 01 m experience onu iih t VT ' j
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be found a deaf eaperience for Kansas." It h thifBe incessant combats ot the last
waibeseenthatMr.Olarke'B valuable -. M-'ven days haVe been favorable to us, but
perience, so far as Jiis eflbrte have gone, - has- t!y "! . hronght about decisive re
cost the people of Kansas and the coniurv : .' '' certain that the
ooT-oon JLx-ortL.fo.ti.1 ; tt,-v,i Pnnerf 'IRowal of Prussia .Continues.
Pan '.., numiWoflroMlbn tkiat I, .
We use oar pen for the overthrow of 3IrJ
siarjhcy.ucvaitM; jivwi uc uii iwmii w isiim
to Congress. . We want the' people tot read
r -: . " . . . .r
" PnUer ue.fore thevelect delegates to tlie
State Convention. If Mr. Clarke is renom
inated they are tlie ones, that must be re
sponsible They ought to elect the dele
gates. Thev ought not to let his office-hol
ders fix the matter tip 'for them. ifTher
ought to spend one day for his defeat.) - -
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laalraclUaa k Act f CeaaJreM
'etnunitair XlMSMlrMliv.aiMI.Mlxtsn
Acre mr ,imwm im, Eiery, sua wm
Tlie following isiUie 'fextof tlie instruc
tions forwarded , from the ( Genera -uid
Office to all the Registers, and Receivers, in
rezard to ure-cnViYtiont under a nrovisuin of
Ltlie'new- army bill: " . ," '.,,''''-';'
Gkx'i. Land Cjfuce, Aug.
i.8 iX6:r
utanxjif k t ueioiigwing is me iwenjy-
- : : 'rm 11 . .. li i'"'.
lntn section oi tne act oi txiugres.
..Tiilv TS. 1R7A- piititlpd ''A'n'nci ninkiiitr nit.
i '.r. . ii-jirv; ri i"J", n .rrs r,a
propria t, ions Tpr the support of Uiejriiy.for.
. Vc, ?. R? ' "S'TC'S Br-"" W . rtHu iui H ' W!
"p? ?" ,,-? ,. .- ,. i n.i ..i
ec. zo. ..Anu he ,11, lurtner cnacteu.,
Tjh.it every private 'soldier and oflicef yho
lias served in the army of the United, States'
during the rebellion for-ninety da)-sfi'an'd,
remained loyal to the governm'ept, ,antj
every seaman, marine and officer," or other
person who has served in the navy of tije,
United States, or in the marine corps or rcv
enue marine during (he rebellion for ninetjJ
uays, ana rcmaiucii loyai ( 10 uie gpvrn
mentf siiauon payment o; me ice or, com
mission to any" Register or Receiver 'of' any
Land office required by Law, be etrfitled io
enter oncquarter section 'of land, iot min
'cral. ,of the alternate reserved jSectitar
public Jands along the lines' of ahv "one of
the railroads or' other iniblic wortn in .the
United States, 'wherever publitihds hav''I
oeen or may, pQ granieUjUj acisoiyongresji.,
and to receive a pateiit therefor under ti'd
by virtue of the provisions "of the act to
secure homesteods to actual settlers on the
pnblic domain,, and .the tacts., atnendatotXi
thereof, and on the terms and condition
therein prescribed; and all the provisions, 'of
said acts, except as herein modified,, shalj.
extend and be applicable to entries under'
this act, and'the Commissioner of 'the ''Gen
eral I .and Office is hcrcbr" authorized to"
prescribe the necessa'ry niW' :ilid' rcgtila
tion. to crirry this action into eflcct, "and
determine all facts necessary therefor;"
By these provisions tlie Hoihtstead law of
tlte iOth May, 18CJ, and 'the acts amcniLitory
thereof, are'hioditied as td allow entries to be.
made by the parties mentioned therein of the
minimum quantity of one quarter seetiori.'or
100 acres of land held at the donHe'mirii-
jniim juice of $3.50 pvr ooro, Tnafpail of one-
llf nlHrfl M4aI' t Allt. Wi.P.MI MfrltMM.
.Incase of a nartv ilpsirinc to avail himself
thereof, yon will require him to file the'u-iml
nomestcau application tor tne tract ucircd,
if legally liable to entry, to make affiilavit,
according to the form hereto annexed, instead
of the usual homestead affidavit, aud on his
doing so allow him to make pavment of the
$10 fee stipulated in the art of 20th May,
1SC2, and the usual commissions on the price
of the land at 2.50 per acre, the entry to he
regularly ntimltered and reKrted to this office
in your monthly homestead returns.
Regarding settlement and cultivation, the
requirements of the law in this class of entries
are the verv s-une as in other homestead en
Very respectfully, your ob't serv't,
Joseph S. Wilson;
Commissioner, Register and Receiver.
Land Offick at .
I, , of ; , having filed
my application No. , for an entry under
the provisions of 'the' act of Congress approv
ed Mav 20, 1862, and desiring to avail mv-
elf of the 25th section of the act of July 15;
1S70, in regard to land held at the double
minimum price of $2.50 per acre, do solemn
ly swear that I am the identical ,
who was a in the company s com
manded by Captain , ill the regi
ment of . commanded tv
the war of 1861; that I continued in actual
service for ninety days, and have re
mained loyal to the government; that 'said
application, No. , is made for my exclu
sive benefit, and for the purpose of actual
settlement and cultivation, and not directly
or indirectly for the .use or benefit of any
other person or persons, and that I havenot
heretofore had the benefit of the homestead
Sworn to and suWribcd this dav of
Refcister and Receiver of the Land Office.
Approved: J. D. Cox, Secretary.
IX'p't of the Interior, August 8, 1870.
'Where the party was a regimental or staff
officer, or was in a different branch of the
set vice, form according to the facts of the
That Wfclac.
I rrom (he Osage County Chronic!'-.
A Clarke edvotecwas heard to say the
other day, that too much was being said
against his master our tnLKepresentative
in Congress. This same hypocritical cry
comes from his subsidized organs. It is ft
Clarke vawn intended to distract the real
friends of honesty. '
In the name of all fair dealing, wliat
would these quasi-Clarkites have us do?
Shall we sit meekly by and let his hirelings,
and olficc-holdersfoLst him again 'upon this
young State without a wpittof protest? Mut
those who are 'cognizant of 'ills damning
Course in Congress, of his steals and frauds,
of his bargains and sales that have tended, to
dwarf our internal improvements and devel
opments, not tell a tithe of ii to the world
for fear of a little weak-minded sympathy
that might accrue to the demogogue? ,
The man that thus criticises an honest,
open attack upon corruption in high places is
either a rogue, a fool or a hireling.
Clarke's papers are greatly exercised over
the appearance of a certain pamphlet; whin
and yawping over it by turns.
There is a pamphlet in circulation of which
we are not ashamed. That little affair is
crammed full of truths, facts damaging to
Clarke, too, and substantiated Iiy the re
cords. These pamphlets arc being read by
thousands of men. That's more. They
'cost money, of course they did, honest, hard
earned money that came from the jiockets of
good men, who, not dreaming of office them
selves, are not willing longer to stand by
without an effort to redeem the State from
the control of the corrupt ring that is blctd
tng her at every pore.
But SitL's tools say that the book lias no
author. We sav that time will show that it
has more than one, besides a thousand who'
will testify to its truthfulness.
'No, aR this cry of 'persecution!" "perse
cution J" comes from Clarke's strikers, post
masters, censuetakers, deputy postmasters,
U. S. Assessors, U. S. Collectors, Land offi
cers, roate agents, Indian agents and federal
papsockers in general who have Clarke to
thank for their places.
Let us see .to it that none such control our
primary meetings or conventions.
The Eastern Star,, Ladies' Masonic
is rauiaiT spieiiing in inc juras
Statea. Misaisaippi has already
seven chapters, and Missouri three. Ob the
Pacific coast, there are, in California, two
chapters, and in Ytaoaington one.
XewSVeratea raai OM Vera.
He who fighta and mas away.
May tght sad run another day-
Nearly one-half the type-setting on the
Paris literary papers is done by women.
ri.j. i lul :. .! , t tjW'maVUeliet renbrts which have reached
iti Jyt ' t r i
. ji f:.'i I T . . i
. !i
J e-ip THE WAS.
' Ml hinXkirihiirok THK.rrcATi6Jf.
iNrov'Yosr,!Aui!nt-22 M. Gailbinrdet,
i :
iiiMlleswJ- to his paper, tteJfotty j tlHS anti gralt
C--llJf1i;-f'TU' tf'' H ? W!,hlMetzto Paris. Tl
.much dulculty that I can obtain positive in- flBrn,, n A ,fo .
.much auncultv that 1 can obtain positivi
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rurrmlins mnwrnnw tli mtnation in the
- neiirhborhoods of Metz.
Marshal Bazaine
On 'ttra neccwity of silence. J
iwelf seen the latest .despatches from
. tie aeciares posiuveiv mat ne is
the vicior. ana mat ras strategic movement
has bcen'aceoiBDlished with success, but is
- . , .
'attended' with senouj. low. To sum up, I be-
1tO-''''ilHaiCkS'!---On'- - Paris.
hwaroirwasaiVitry'sle Francaise, and if
-- - , . m . - ,
llic vivrp JCgiww, rt. iMwi
of movme-tvesdvpe combat at Clialons and
fallUnonsmetorpital. TheTEmperorandMe-
Mahon area Ohalc
batons They have too great
t rprr-mre to take to- nenait' anv movement
liklv to be ansuocessfuL The arming of the
National Gnard is complete. Yesterday more
than 50,000'guns were distributed. Mr.
Chevra declared to the Chamber that in a few
days 100,009 National Guards woald beun-
(leramvi 'ssrawr is arnvincr in treat nuan-
ItitwahdUbferity-Ls'provWonedfor more
.thaw etgnt BwntnH au ims cerrauny mm
ites'that we ae threatened with a siege.
iWe'are certainly prepared to sustain it."
', " '.jn ' ' 'PBCTEP. '
, Ninv York,' Atigtb-t 21 A special, dated
iCarisndie,' 'Assort 20th, says: Strasbnrg is
in-fltimes.' "Jne hrench have hred the stir
roundirig'Villagenl They make -frequent
sorties, ''which I'hrc consUntiV'! repulsed.
Eiglit'tliottUiiNl Prussians have arrived, with
.i Iriin of hravv .sieoc-'riltHIerv.' Thecitv is
Lutamnded br30,00aine under Gen. Wer-
.icr.' ine mnaMianisare-aemoraiiieu, anu
disorder everywhere 'prevails. - 'A' .surrender
ishonHvlexpetted. - '
, JJ ,"lll--il'cHA,lkK8.(' I" '
The Grown Prince hw wori'anbther Tictory
in a' great bktrte before' Chalons. The Prus
sians' 'air virJtorioBH everywhere, and the
Frencri'defcat is oonptete. .- '
, -iiino rpKisXHTEas'ARRrvnro. ;
P!iT-X-MAf.sOS, ritLoNDOif,1 August 21
-r-Prisoners still boor iii. Lastniirht there
nrrived'2;000 prhrates and thirty-six officers.
TiMlay'TOorewIdfttsonaJhlty-toar. omcers.
AiMotrgthehttterGen. Plonbins. i -The loss
of the French during the week cannot be less
ihati'oOjOOOIrflledl' wounded aiid mik-ingi
M CmHWVtlre,--ThionrilIe and Gravelotte
theV are knfawit to have hist 15,000' in each
battle,' inc!nding, at the latter ' place, 4,000
prisoners.' ' -
v ft t. ,m s . f. . a;;..ii..
, i nKlll.iN, August &l. ooii ii w uiiitiun
tateil that'tlie'only important news received
since the onion' at1 'Kesonville is that the
sVrenvli' have -withdrawn all their force into
the fortiikiitioiw ut'Metz. " ' "
, ) 1 ' TKLBGIIAX8.
IONDO'-Angnst 21 3 p. m. Telegrams
of Saturday morning are Only just received
in Paris from (he scene of. war around Metz.
The conduct of Bazaine causes the gravest
annrehensiimsl It was previously under
stood that he wits' so situated as to lie able to
march, without opposition, on Metz or Ver
dun", as he preferred, and now he seems to
be inactive. It requires nineteen hours for
a mege to pas between him and McMa-hony'smd-'their
communications are frequent
lv interrupted altogether. The French
troops in the buttle of the 18th again found
themselves without ammunition. ' --
Paws August 22 Late advice from
ErntKtein, a town near Strasbnrg, says : "The
Prussian army besieging Strasbnrg can-etl
the-people of Eriiestein to change the course
of the little river Ide, in that neighborhood,
in tinier to stop the 'supply of water for the
city. The General in command of Stras
burg hid driven out of its defenses all who
consumed army stores without affording any
aid in the defense."
London, August 22 It is said that Ba
zaine is absolutely cut ofl'from his resources,
and that the Prussians are between him ami
McMalton. He U also believed to lie sur
rounded. Provisions have gone forward to
supply both armies. One hundred and sixty
thousand men have passed through Paris to
the front, since Friday. It is generally
thought here, however, that the march of the
Prussians cannot be arrested until they reach
Paris. It is said that there are nearly 300,
000 good troops at and and near Paris.
It is believed tliat one more decisive battle
gies Paris to the Prussians.
London, August 22. The French Journal
Officiate, to-day, says: " Bazaine' s plans are
baillcd. The Prussian cavalry was not used
to any great extent in engagements around
Metz! A large number of heavy siege guns
hate arrived at the Prussian front."
Berlin journals print0 a letter from the
King to the Queen, dated Reserville, August
19th, of which the following Ls an extract:
"About 8:30 p. m. fighting ceased gradually.
Without this, I should have acted as at
Kouigratz. Von Roon saved me this alter
native. The troops have performed mira
cles of valor against the enemy, who have
withdrawn by inches, and resuming the of
fensive to be agaui repulsed. I cannot fore
tell the enemy's fate, and I shrink
from learning our losses. I Had designed
bivouacking here, but I find, after some
hours, that I am without my luggage; in fact,
r Iiavc not been rid of my clothing for thirty
New York, August 23 A special to the
Courier dex Etals Law, dated Paris, August
22d, iy.s: "There arc preparations for a
combat'all along theues. Paris is virtually
in a state of siege, and everyone accepts this
part of the situation. 'It is generally con
ceded that the issue of the campaign will be
decided under the walls of our city. If we
arc able to hold out for a week, and we are
.able; against an enemy destitute of material
'for carrying on a siegej all France will come
rtf tlie suooor of tlie Capital, and wm severely
annoy its besiegers. As for a diversion in
tlieir favor among the FaubourgSj they
need not count upon it, for at this time
it. would be difficult to restrain the sum
mary vengeance of the people upon any
individual convicted of treason. An army
of workmen, aided by the Garde Mobile and
other men of the military classes, were at
work cutting down trees on the Bois de Bo
lome. as far as the Lakes. The Bastions are
supplied with mortar batteries. Cannon of
very heavy cauore nave oeen ujouiuw ui
the" Tamparts, and on the cross roads,
drawbridges have been thrown on the side
of the city towards Passy and Antille. A
large number of houses have been demolished,
and this part(of Paris, once beautiful, is en
tirely unrecognizable. On tlie Vincennes
side, I am told, the work of defense is pushed
on with still greater rapidity. An entrenched
camp has been established in the
plain of St. .Manr, which commands the
passage of the .River Marnc The inhabi
tants of the surrounding localities have aban
doned their houses and taken refuge in Paris.
As for the really effective force of troops to
which our defence is committed, I estimate
it upon authentic details as in the neighbor
hood of 15,000 old soldiers of the regular
anuv; 5,000 municipal guards and gens
d'arnies; 1,000 sailors and marines, and
10,000 of the Garde Mobile. The reserves
.n.i Wtalions in the Debartmcnl number
about 10,000, including the National Guards,
firemen, &c .,,,-
''News from the armv of the Moselle u
alwavs scarce. What I am permitted to
sehd'you is in substance that Bazaine pre
serves his retreat and his communication with
Paris'bv the northern route. Bazaine is also
greatly'strengthened by the vast fortifica
tions of Metz. He is still master of the line
of retreat by way of Montmedy, Steny, Von
ses, and thevallej of the Desne. He can,
doubtless, by the same roste, secure rein
forcements and 1 naTe reason to ixumv,
that a part of the forces lately assembled at
t 'hlrais set out foe that destination yesterday
morning. In Alsace and Ixirraine the necessi
ties of the Prussians, and the exorbitant de
mands of our commissaries have exasperated
the unhappy' people, who, plundered,
harassed, and abused have lnangurated a
guerilla war against their invaders."
London, August 23 The following des
uatch has just been received from Alexandria:
The Prussian frigate Hertha, carrying
twenty-eight guns,' has been captured by the
French. No particulars. (
Cincinnati, August 22 Tlie Comniercud
prints the following despatch' received last
evening, from? Mr. Hal-ted, the senior
".Luxemburg, August 21 I was present
afj the 'battle of Grave1ottcl on Thursday.
The 'King of Trns-ia. Cohnt "Bismarck, and
General-Sheridan were oil the field. It was
battle for the road from
The French were outnum
bered and beaten back to the walls'of Metz.
The slaughter on both sides was horrible. I
walked seven miles, and over fields strewn
thick with dead men and horses. , The lines
of battle were, marked with dead in heaps."
Paris, Aug. 22. A special despatch to
the New York Tinges say: "The pretended
victory of the Prnssians'at Reeonville, on
the 18th, finds little credence here, notwith
standing the despatch of King William. , It
is believed that all is going well with the
French army. I have'frotn good authority
the following: The .series' of battles which
concluded on Thursday; only resulted in
giving the Pnissan command of, the road
to Verdun', which diverge, atGravelotte. The
communication bv Muerfh with' Thibnville
j still remained open on Friday afternoon,
and early Saturday morning tlie main body
of Bazaiue's command succeeded in effect
ing its withdrawal from Metz through the
pte of Thionville, the fortress Misines Mon-ilu-ter
de Metz. The highway follows the
left bank of thcr-MosenpaTidnins due
north until within tie mile-
of Thionville, where it strike? ofi,in anorth
westerly' direction toward " Longy-en and
Montmedy on the Belgian frontier. The
great railroad following' this. line, and con
necting TJiionvilJc withithe fortress of Sedan
and Mezieres, from which latter point it pro
ceeds due soutbio Rheims, was -fill' intact.
By1 the latest accounts, Bazaine was reported
atSpitiiaurt, nenriMontmedy, a town on the
river Chiers, .vrribtirary Uf t'tte Mcu-e? twen-tv-tive
miles northwest- of Chalon. Tlie
three phiem tbrui a triangle, of likli Chaloiw
is the apex. At Si- MctnUiould a great bat
tle' will probably be fbtigiitj W it i- thought
thal?McMahon"is now- mr his way1 to join
Bazaine at thi- objective jioiiit.. I'give you
tht facts as grounds for the eonfulcnee still
felt in well informed ciruha there, regarding
the plans of the'eampaigm"
pAitr-. ' '
A special toflie rew iork"lfnud dated
Indbn, Augu-t 2'Jd,' s-n.Vthe'Ohfwif Prince
Ls believed to be maiehif.g on Paris- direct,
and it is reported tli.it MeMahon andCaru-o-bert
are moving jipou tlio roail taken by him.
His army i estimated at 200,'O-DO. ' ' '
Prussia's demands milvn a i:ufKiPK.N
The Eiigli-h goycrunit.nt is m con-Unt
communication-with''tlie great, j.idt!rs on
the demands made byIriissia'for ee"ins ot
Alsace mid Lorraine. A Cabinet iMiniiter
said to-lay that those demands meant a, Euro
pean war, as neitlter . .Fnghind .nor Russia
dared for a moiuent accedy j lhcniy tli
Italy is putting .her army un a war footing.
Bib-ines-s is at a stmd still in Germany. The
terrific la-sos of the army are aLirmiug the
population. '
Bazaine is stated to be in .the , fidd la
neuvering for a new conflict iiith Prince
Charles ard Steiumet.
PAW, Augu-t 22 The Jmuwl Offiriute
contradicts a rejiortof the illness of the Em
peror, and .-ays he will command the 1 1111
rial Guard in" the next great battle tor the
defence of Pari-.
Profound "cntnf'Misui was produced yes
terday, by the ju-mge thromdt th- streets,
of Aiiierican ambulances, going to the front.
Every one remarked the complete"' and
perfection of all the arrangements.
One hundred Priest-, giifn'g to'tl.e army as
valuable a-itants in hospitar-, yess-nlay,
marehetl through Pari-, carrying kniissick-.
The crowd was deeiIy mined by the specta
cle. The Fortress of 'foul wa- Iximbardejl
by Prussians, on the Kith, hut 'was not -eri-riously
Paris, August 22 The destruction of the
Bois le Boulogne has eommemvd. A large
iart, however, is not to be touched. Only
those portions near the walls of thecitv, i
to lie cleared away. The ramiiarts are
strongly fortified with Ianre cannoiw; the
forts are fully preiarcd, and the mtraiiee to
the city may" be closed any moment, by draw
bridges. It is reported, that in ca-e of siege,
all strangers will lie comt.iellcd to have.
Pari, August 21 The excitement of the
people of Pari, List night, at not receiving
news from the army was extreme. When
the evening journals appeared the crowds
fought for the lir-t munlier. Compact
masses of people remained under the window
of the different Mini-ter awaiting official
bulletins, none havingappeared for two days.
Gen. Trochn has is-'itcl another proclama
tion, the meaning of which i that Paris will
have to stand a siege.
Paris, August 23 lit the Corps Ix-gisla-tif,
yesterday, when Palikao announced the
receipt of ade-pitch with rca.-uring news.
Deputy Keating demanded the date, and,
also, whether the despatch was from Bazaine
himself. 1'alikao said the despatch
was dated the 19th, but the uproar of the
Deputies was ?0 great as to drown theaiwwer
touching the authorship of the message.
Keating proposed that nine members of
tlie Chamber le cho-cn to form a pari of the
Committee of Defence. '
The mcral)ers of the party of the Left gave
signs of approval, but the majority hesitated.
Kcatry claimcl that tlie stale of affairs ur
gently" demand it. Mcmliers ofjthe majority
an-c, w approving, and several members of
the Left, which was accepted an establish
ing the urgency of the cae. After the
tumult subsided "iVlikao aid the Committee
uf Defence was numerous enough, -as at pres
ent constituted. In the name of the whole
cabinet ho repelled the projswd just made.
A question of confident wits thus established
and the deputies' retired te debate the matter.
The affair has created a cnatton, as it is
considered an attempt to interfere with the
administration. Tlie matter will Iw decided
In the Senate, yeteidiy, a propo-al was
made to meet every time the Corps Lcgislatif
met, but was defeated. The President will
call a meeting whenever, in his judgment,
it Ls ncce-sary.
The La AwiV says: "The despatch, alwve
alludeil to was from Bazaine, nml wa brought
to Palikao by messenger. It i understood
that the message containol mdeh imjVrtant
and favorable news which has been withheld
from the public."
Five millions of francs were distributed in
the city of Paris among the families of
Paris journals blame Prince Napoleon for
leaving France. On his renm here it was
supposed he had been on a miiori to Victor
Emanuel, but uch a report of a few days
ago Ls now denied.
A special despatch to thft-New York Her
ald, dated Paris, AngrK J2d sas: "An
alarming demonstration by the people, took
place Saturday, occasioned" by the report tliat
Bazaine had lieen defeated. The disturbance
was only quelled by tlie bold declaration by
Palikao" tliat Bazaine was not defeated,
which statement was jiosted on the walls
throuKhout the citr, and had the effect of
quieting the people. It was feared that a
reaction would take place.
Tlie report that the Crown Prince of Prus
sia m before Clialon, L- contradicted. It Ls
believed tliat he is on his. way to Paris "
A special dispatch to the New York Sun,
dated Paris, August 21st, says: " The Pari
sians are still ignorant of the truth respect
ing the battle of RezonvOle. They believe
in a French victory. They are assured that
Bazaine was conqueror, and that hc has
already been succ-ttil in lormmg a junction
with MeMahon and the other French force
at Clialoiix, with a simplicity truly pitiable.
They sav 'not one of tlte Prussians will get
out of rrance. nazune nan luem in a nap.
Typhus fever and dysentery are killing 1,500
Prussians every day.' Such Ls the only news
allowed to be circulated in thecitv. The
circulation of all foreign papers is rigorously
prevented. It Ls questionable whether a
popular uprising will take place, though
many expect one in a few days. No one
thinks of the Emperor. Trochu governs,
and is positively preparing the way for the
retara of the Orleans finally to power.
" The Empress ha asked permission to
cross into Belgium. Napoleon has escaped
from France.
"A general appeal to Frenchmen to come
to the rescue of France will be issued imme
diately, and the Orleans family will be allow
ed re-enter France."
Tivnrtw Aiumat ?4Thi Tktilu .Veim
copies with approval the EeonovutC article
concerning the tjueens jierpetual absence
from the seat of government, even in a crisis
like tin present. It goes still further and
urges tliat Gladstone be made at once Regent,
with power to perform the duties which she
so persistently deserts, though so enormously
paid to perform.
London, August 23 It is almost certain
tliat an interposition of the Great Powers of
Europe in the Franco-Prussian question will
take place within a few days.
The London Titaet .exhorts the French ico
nic to consider what the attempt to deiend
Paris must cost, and urges them to consider
almost any other alternative. The defence
of Paris cannot seriously defer its capture.
It seems certain that a project has been
brought before the great iowers of Eupojie,
having for its object the prevention of the
dismemberment of France
Another submarine cable, between France
and England has been successfully laid.
Berlin, August 22 A letter of Queen
Victoria, to Empress Eugenie, dated August
15th, relating to mediation, is published.
She regrets her inability to mediate. She
intimates that it Ls an affair for the Cabinit,
and the Cabinet thinks the time inopor:unc
Bismarck's regiments, which was re(iorted
as .totally annihilated, has not yet been under
Frankfort, August 22 Manifestoc-are
appearing in the South German pajwrs in
sisting that Alsace must be ceded to Genitali
as a condition1 of peace.
Vinnna, August 22 The- Austrian t ier
mans have pronounced in favor of Germany
iu the present war. A proclamation is -aid
to be irtuied in their name calling on all their
iiatriotic brethren to rallv to the supjirt of
Pru-sian and German unity.
" London, , August 23 ssurances have
been snt fnM the French Go eminent to
the: Pope that Italy has no intention of at
tackingiRome. The Papal trooiis liavc lieen withdrawn
from Campagna to defend the city. Many
arrests nave oeen mane.
- -iai?j.
Madrid, August "i The go eminent has
taken measures Ur suppress, instantly, any
revolutionary outbreak. An extra meeting
of the Cortes is not expected at prc-ciit.
Neiv York, August 22 A siieci.il i-orres-jvoudence
gives the details of the atrocious
C'dinese massacres of the French and Rus
sian residents at Tiet Tsin in China. It aj
pears that the responsibility of this horrible
butchery rests entirely with the Chinese au
thorities, and that the mob were not only
incitcd by the Chinese Government of the
Province," but were frespicntly urgeil to com
mit the atrocities. A mob held tiossession of
the French settlement, maltreating all for
eigners who were abroad for two days lfore
any blood was jthed,and the Governor not
only did not restrain and disjier-e the mob,
but he even jiermitted his soldiers to enwir
age ami aid them. It was not until the r'nt
was three days old that the French Con-til
was called in" the Govirnor's Palace and a
wholesale slaughter then legim. It is
asserted that over 200 Chinese Christians,
of Pridth, were massacred. It is charged
that the Chinese officials and Mandarin, and
the Governor of the Province, stood bv and
witnessed the massacre without attempting to
prevent it, and also that J. O. T. Meadows,
the American Consul at Tien Tsin. was in
company with the Mandarin, Ching liar, all
the time, ami did nothing to prevent thi
terrihle outrage, although be is an officer ol
the Chinese Government, and had enough
fiower and inlluenee to prevent it. The out
rages to which the females wire subjected,
before they were murdered, is too sickening
to relate. "Every cruelty, says the corres
pondent, which "it was iiossible for the most
savage barbarian to conceive of was practiced
upon these defenceless christian ladies and
the native chri-tian prie-ts who attciiiHil to
guard the doors were seizes! and torn limb
from limb. Sixty or seventy children, who
had sought refuge from the mob in cellars,
were burned I to a cruel death. The French
Cathedral, Consulate Hospital, and buildings
of all foreigners, were sacked and burned.
Meadows, the United States Con-til, wa- the
only one who seemed to view tlm whole af
fair" with unconcern. He is an Englishman,
is Consul for the United States and Holland,
and acts without salary from either, but holds
the sinecure position of superintendent ol
Cliaig Howe.
rreoideat Vrmnt lasaea m Xeatrality
Washington, August 22 The President
to-day issued a neutrality proclamation in
which lie enjoins all good citizens of the
United States, and all persons residing or be
ing within the Territory of jiirLdietioii oi
the United States, to oli-erve the laws thereof
and commit no act contrary to the provi-ion-of
the law of nations in tliat behalf, and "I
do hereby warn all per-ons, citizens of the
Uhited States, and all persons rc-ideng
within their Territory or juri-dictioii that,
while the free and full expression of sympa
thies in public and private Is not restrained
by the laws of the United State, military
forces in aid of either belligerent cannot law
fully lie originated within their jurisdiction,
and" while all j-ersotu. may lawfully and
witiiout restriction, by reason of the state ot
war, manufacture and sell within the United
State-, amis and munitions of war
and all oilier article ordinarily
known a contraband of war, yet they can
not carry such articles upon me high seas
for u-e or service of either lielligercnt, nor
can thev traii'iMirt soldiers and officers ol
either, "or attempt' to break any blockade
which may be lawfully established and main
tained during the war," witiiout incurring risk
of hostile capture and penalties denounced
bv the hw of nations in tliat behalf, and I
do hereby give notice tliat all citizens of the
United States, and others who may claim
protection of the Government, who may
misconduct themselves in the preml-es, do so
at their peril, and tliat they can in no way
obtain protection from the Government of
the United States against the con-cqutiices
of their misconduct.
IV w soI Blest F I rr.
New York, August 23 Minister Motley
Is supposed to have sailed lat Salunlay from
President Grant lias gone to Newriort, and
returns to Long Branch Monday, via West
James B. Taylor'a prominent jiolitician,
died last evening.
A floating elevator at Lanta, belonging to
Rav & Etting, was burned last night. Lo-s
Jfw Yrk Wd Fire.
PoUGirKEEPsiE, August 23 Fires raging
in the woods, back of West Point, hive
already consumed a large amount of standing
timber, t ires arc also razing in nearn au(
the counties along the Hudson. A paL oi
smoke covers the river, making navigation
dimcult. A rain storm nas comiueiwxu.
'. Iris aratteaal Caca.
Cincinnati, Aug. 23. The Irish National
Congress assembled at Mozart Hall tht-
morning. James puzgeaaiu, oi ymu,
temporary chairman. The committee of
one from each State was appointed on per
manent organization. About 100 delegates
are here. Theobjectis said to be to unite
the various Irish organizations of the United
States and Canada into a national one. It is
understood that the present condition of
Europe will receive a share of attention.
New York, Aug. 23. A private cable
despatch dated London, Aug. 23, 12 m., to
day, says: "A special Paris despatch states
that the armies of King William and Stein
metz are reported to be too severely crippled
to a-sume the offensive, and it Ls given out
on high authority that Bazaine was reinforced
from Chalons, on Sunday, for the purpose
of giving battle to the enemy again near
Metz. lie Ls confident of a victory, when
he will march on the army of the Crown
Prince and rescue Paris."
A report lias reached London of a French
FORCEMENTS. Another special despatch from P.iriays:
"Bazaine was ys4erday at Metz. He has
the north aud centre entirely opm to him,
either for retreat or to receive reinforce
Have sent a thrill of horror throughout
Germany, and recruits are only to le had
from among country people and working
men, nearly all of whom are undrillcd.
London, August 23 Bazaine has forced a
passage by way of Longwy, reaching Mont
, i It Is reported that the armies of the ICoyal
'Prinee and Prince Frederick Charles hav
forimd a junction to the westward of Metz.
Ixixdon, August 23 It is re-.Hrted that
the Crown Prince of Prussia has withdrawn
hi- advance tin jParLs and gone to the sup
port of the Prussian arinie- ut of Metz,
the position of the latter being threatened
with a formidable attac k from Ri.iiiie, who
I .--liil to be reinforced by MeMahon.
London, August 23 Private advice- as
sert that the Chalons army lus taken the di
rection of Thionville, in a desperate effort to
effect a junction with Bazaine, escaping the
Cxown Prinee aud passing the German army
to the north of Verdun.
MeMahon is driven to the choice of two
etils, either to leae the road to Paris ojieii
to the Crown Prince, or by holding it to iht
-aivlliiv of IViznine's army.
The Paris journals continue to urge a levy
en iujss' to exterminate the invaders.
ijpw oiierafing on the Rhine have lieen re
called to the Seine.
The fortifications of Luxemburg h.ie Iwvn
razed. '
London, August 2! Advices from the
iiiiiity of the hostile armies -iiy a heavy
rain fell all last night, whhJi iiiu-t have ser
iously impeded all military movements to
A correspond! ntof Temp says tin re n
no hoi.-, for a triumphant Issue to the war,
unless, the lanperor anil Prince Imperial
cwt-e their interference and return to Pari-.
The Prince clutters about military moi.
1111 nt- to ee-ylssly, and lit- mil import mt
set ret.
PARIS Aug. 2"5. Journals to-day s.iy:t
dcsKitcii was received here from Bazaine, in
which the Marshal declares his intention oi
remaining near Metz, without giving full, r
explanation. The de-patch admits lh.it hi
communications were at one time endangered,
but awrts they are now secure.
All quitt at "Rheims.
The Committee of the Cons. lcgislatif ap-xinU-d
yesterday, tu con-iikr the prop-i-tion
of Deputy Keatev- to form a Committee
of Deliiuv, meets 1'i-day to confer with tin:
ministry. A comp omisc will proUihly !
It is reixirtcd that Irc-t, the leader of the
Villette outbieak, who ha been niiiil.iini.il
to ilealh, wishes to make a confe ion, and
promi-es startling revelations. Three more
men implicated in the allair wire tried a:ut
-tntciiccd to-day.
London, August 23, 9 p. in. The gui
eral hcadqiiirters of the French army, on
Sunday night, were a few mile- wc-l of
Kheini-. l-Iuumd Lexier, write- tin mv in
the .Vi'.ce that the di-ejiest depression pre
vails, and the Kmpenir receives iioIkmIv.
The oljett of Prince Napoleon's isit to
Florence was to protest against the neutrality
of Italy.
The "extraordinary forces called out by tin
Swiss. Government are returning home to
prnh.it the neutrality of their country.
Details of the battle of the 18th, at Grav
elletta, aie still wanting, ivui at IVrlin.
The Comtilutionel, on semi-official author
ity, contradicts in the most positive terms,
the report in the London 'J lines that the Kn:-pre-s
Ktigtliie had sued for the mediation o:
titt-en Viitorii. All journals hire indig
nantly deny the truth of the report, :i!-o
printisl in "the London Timor, that the mi
trailleurs arc loadttl with explosive bulnts.
The tinuloi asserts tliat Pru-sia aijIiil
through Iinl Granville for the const nt ol
the French Commander, to allow her wound
ed to the number of 85,000 to lie --itt home
through Belgium and Lu.xemhtirg, ami IU
znine positively refueif.
The Girman despatches, to-day, aie n.ta
gre, but from them we gather that the mili
tary situation Ls as follows: The Twelfth
Prussian Corjw Ls now Intwetn Miti and
Tliionville, and serves to keep lip cuiiimuui-i-ttio:i
iHtwcen Frcrlerick Cliarlesai.il Ht-in-mttz.
The fortress of Metz is ench-Md n
all sidts. Communications IsHwien Chalons
aud Paris are cut off! The headquarters
the Crown Prince are at Bar le Due. Mi
Mahon and Tuillvare still retreating to iin r
A sjiecLtl lespatch to the New York
Il'ndd, dated Berlin, Augu-t 23, s.iy-: The
fiiriuan fiirws in France have undergo!!'
partial rcorg-inization, and as reinforced and
redistributed, will go into battle in the fN
lowing onlir:
Fir-t The army ui.der (Jen. Steinmi Iz,
compo-ed of the Fir-t, Seventh, Eighth anil
Ninth anny corps, amounting to IO'iiOi)
men and '.OOO cavalry.
SiuMid The army under Prime !!
erick Charles, comjKrsid of the Sicoi.d,
Third, Fourth, Tenth and Twelfth Piu-iai)
army eorjs, coqn of Pnieian friianl- Hoys.!
Saxon coqis, and the division i.i
the Grand Duchy of Ilfes-e. This
is the strongest of the three armies, and mn
tains forty-eight regiments of infantry, thrci
Intteries to each, four regiments of infantry,
two latteries to each, and thirty-four ri-gi-menLs
of cavalry. Aggregate i" round
numlier. 320,(XK 'men and tM gun-. Tii.
thinl army, commanded by the Crown
Prince, is "formed of two Ruariau army
corps under Genera' Latin and Hartiiinu,
containing each eight regiment of infantry,
five battalion of riflemen, and five reginu nt
of cavalry. One mixtil corjH of R-aleii
and Wiirtembtirg trtsnji-, consisting of light
regiment of infantry, two lattalionof rill
mm, and four regiment of cavalry and line
liattalioiis of artillery, llong?ng to Wiirtem
burg; and six regimentsof infantry, three reg
iments of cavalry, and eight battalions of
aritlliTy l!onging to Baden; al-o the Fifth
and Eleventh I'ni-ian armv coq. (.rand
total of (uTiiihii forces in France, 52O.0OO
men, d'v ided intc sixteen army corps.
Uersaaia msmI Freaeh Haaltarjr t'undn
loite-tl WarSewtawl Happy French-
San FitANCfsco, Attgii-t 23 The Ger
man Sanitary Coi-mittee, to-day. remitted
an ailditional"S15, sM to Berlin. The French
Sanitary Fund annuntsto $16,000. Repulr-lii-uis,
Orleanists :ul Imperialists contribut
ing without respect o differences.
The French are j bilant at the Iat advice-,
of a great victory, and parade the sireeti
e lieeriiig and singing. A nother despatch Jo
day announcing the capture of King Wil
liam and staff created intense excitement.
Tlie streets in front of newspaper offices
were almost impassable.
CoLUMiua, O., Aug. 23. Samuel Shella
liarger wa nominated for Congress at Lon
don to-elay by the Republicans of the 2d
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