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THE LEAVENWORTH WEEKLY TIMES.
s! VOIi. XV. LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 7, 1870. NO. 46. Ui is 3 V ' i WttM $tas THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1870. "Cat aiXUTER TO FKAXCE." A correspondent of-the Nation, writing from Berlin under date of October 7th, heads his letter as above. It is published in that paper issued the 10th of November. The letter is written in a bitter spirit. It is charged with all the rancour and ill blood which characterize the criticisms of our red hot partisans in this country. The subject of the author's censure and criticism is, Mr. Washburnc, Minister to France from this country. The tendency of the writer to ex aggeration and misstatement is sharply pro nounced in the very first paragraph of his letter. He wrote it over a month ago. Then, at least, it was the hope and earnest aspiration of every intelligent and genuine believer in human rights and a system of self-government who dwells in this country, that France would emerge from her bitter humiliation, through the potent influence of the moderate political "views and partially kindred faith heretofore manifested in Re publicanism by the German nation whose aamies had crushed out the Empire, a proud and exultant Nation of freemen. Minister Washbume, long connected, in a responsible way, with the public mind and sentiment of this country organized, in fact, in such a way as to make him a perfect representative of the thought and feeling of this great, free Nation hastened to give ex pression to that thought and feeling, so soon as German valor had made it possible and necessary for France to organize a new government and a Republic He did so, and we have no doubt he was fully sus tained by the government at Washington. Nevertheless, this letter writer from Berlin, whose lucubration is commended by the X'a titm, says: "The present rulers stick to their illusions, while Bismarck occupies a very clear, matter of fact, position." The "illusions" alluded to are those fine "theatri cal sentimentalisms" which can be accurately defined as the patriotic, high-souled, su preme efforts of the freedom-loving, liberal minds of France to preserve her nationality, and to make the results devastation and nameless woes of unsuccessful war serve the good end of replacing an empire, ruled by a despot, with a Republic ruled by the people. The Provisional Government, with all the great minds of the State at its head life-long Republicans', was immediately organized after the battle of Sedan, and the capture of the Emperor and surrender of McMahon and his army. Minister Wash burne's recognition of the Republic was not, as this writer indirectly alleges, brfore that event. The attempt to convict Mr. Washburnc of gross inconsistency becaue he was on terms of close intimacy with the Emperor Napo leon, and received an unusual degree of attention from that defunct ruler, and is now an eager and zealous supporter of the Pro visional Government, is almost too absurd and silly to challenge notice. When Mr. Washburnc was appointed Minister to France, the Emieror Napo leon was the head of the government, and apparently as securely seated upon his throne as was King William on his. It was simply Mr. Washburn's duty to place him self into harmonious relations then with the existing government as the representative of the United Suites. Surely, when that Gov ernment is overthrown by the steady and re sistless force of German arms, and a Re public is built up in the stead of an Empire, hall the freedom-loving, wide-minded, lib-cral-sotiled Germans quarrel with an Amer ican Minister to France, because he liastcns to'glorify the hour, and pledge the good will of the nation of freemen he represents tow ard the new-born nation? The criticisms' df Mr. Washburn's qual ification for this post are equally weak, and unworthy the advertisement of m reputable a jajcr as the Xation. Mr. Washburn may not be a fine French scholar. We have no doubt, however, that he will compare very favorably in his ac complishments in the French language and in its history and literature with the ablest of our Statesmen. ; Benjamin Franklin, we believe, when first cnt as Minister to France, did not speak he French language. He was quite an effi cient diplomat, if wc can confide in the his tory of his performances. Wc can name a half column of distinguished men who have represented our nation- abroad ' with honor and ability, who did not speak tlic lan guage of the nation they were accredited to. It is quite impertinent for a citizen of Prussia to tell us American people about the ability and qualifications, for certain posts, of our Statesmen, -those who arc so well known and who have won, after years of crucial tests upon the po litical rostrum and in 'the National legislature such renown as has Minister Washburn. But we will draw still nearer a definition of the quality of the thought of this Berlin cor respondent of the Xation. See and read this! He says: "If the Republican form alone were sufficient to support a Government, the Southern States in their rebellion would ( rather have deserved the admiration of Europe, m Jefferson Davis's Constitution had many features which were an improvement on tlic old model' The corner stone of that "improvement on he old model"' was the distinct recognition and perpetuation of slavery the actual crca tion of an aristocratic Government. Where are the improvements after that? Of course that sufficiently testifies to the absolute ina bility of such a mind to think about political affairs with judicial steadiness, or to write with fairness and truthfulness. He says many other things wc would like to notice, but our article is growing .long. It is sur prising that the Xation would publish such a column of partisan trumpery and maligant misrepre ntations. f TK KEAhra PArCK. ' The aaaoakccBient has already been made that THiVTiBaY Tubs will be enlarged oa the first of next month to a forty column newspaper-the largest in this part of the , Union. On the first of January, Toe Daily TutBB will received a corresponding enlarge ment. 'Presses have already bear bought, and are now' in operation, of sufficient size to enable, us to make these great iutprovo- iid! The Tons appeared ia "a sew dress on the first day of July; and, since' 'that time, we have paid twioa- as-mnch for composi "tiea, and have asjilkln ildonbte the amount of reading zafer that we wire publishing before, aadverymuch more Uian any other paper in the State. We were gUdjf the, op portunity to ikes increase our usefulness, and we are very glacj to be -able .to ay that our enterprise and' increased expenditure liave been met by the public with such an increase in seascnpttOBS and advertising as to have -fully sustained fas" in 'these improvements. We brent only published all the regular despates,: each arranged in intelligible and asteactrve ssrtm, .fast a large amount of special tesBgraaat, with sews and correspendence 'from' -all parts of our State and country. ur readers have been kept not only in regard to the European war, bat also on home matters, State politics and growth, and all the leading questions of the day. As long as our efforts are approved of and seconded by the public we shall continue to increase the number of our reading columns and the size of The Times. There is no good reason why Kansas, with its large pop ulation, should not support at least one newspaper of the size of the largest journals published in St. Louis, Chicago or Cincin nati The Timer, which is the oldest and the leading paper in Kansas, proposes to oc cupy that field. THE fc. A. AND J. W. K. K. V -BE- PoTft-cexTftAcr etc. We have avoided an open discussion of the differences which have grown up between this corporation and our City Council, under the hope that they could all be amicably adjusted, and the best interests of the rail way, as well as the highest of the city pro moted thereby. We have read cerefully the ordinances of the Common Council of the city passed in the interests of this railroad corporation. Their meaning is not difficult to understand. The contract between the parties is just as lurid. The obligations of the two parties are "easily defined. The right of way was given to the company through the city, through a clearly defined territory, with specific conditions and limita tions, under specific reservations of rights and for clearly defined considerations. The company have mainly availed them selves of the uses of their privileges. They have failed in the completion of the covenants on their jart. That will not be denied by any body who understands the frets. The first contract is dated the 19th day of Jan. 1869. It incorporates as a consideration for the promises, covenants, agreements etc. of the company, the privileges guardedly granted by the Council. We have been sufficiently explicit about the latter. The main consideration on the part of the company wan the construction of a "Union Depot" with'in certain limits, to be built of brick or stone, tcithin one year from the exe cution of the contract. The period of that agreement expired the 19th of last January. There were penalties attached to this con tract which made special mention of, and provided for, this specific breach of that part of the contract which fixed the time for the completion of such improvements as were named. The record of the proceed ings of the Council show that at a meeting of the same on the 5th of January, 1870, the former ordinance upon which the part of the contract as to the time within which the depots etc was to be built and made, were amended, and further time granted, particularly repeated all the other conditions of the former ordinance, which was made an essential part of the con tract. The principal clement of those con ditions was that if the company failed in any of its main covenants with the city, then "the right of way should cease." The time was extended to the loth day of Au gust, 1870. August 4th another amend ment of precisely the same nature of the one wc have explained extending the time for the completion of the depots to the 10th day of October, 1870, was passed by the City Council. The depots are not built yet, nor arc the other improvements provided for in the contract with the company, inter esting to the city attended to. The period within which they were to do these things has passed. Of course the forfeiture of their privileges is imminent. All of the first or dinance, which is clearly and carefully drawn, except the changes required by the amendments, was re-enacted at the two sessions when the amendments were made. The company now arc trespassers. The idea of "vested rights" getting ground under such a record, is moonshine. But we don't want to stimulate a contest between in terests that should harmonize. The taxes arc bearing heavily npon the people of this city and county. The chief of the burden rests upon their liberal aid to these railway corporation, out of the fair and honest com pletion of which they expected to reap their reward. It is not just, it is not wise for any of these railway corporations, who get all their fran chises from the people of this State, and who have been lavishly aided directly by them, to attempt to qnalify and change their deliber ately assumed obligations to the people. We have an earnest desire to see pur railroad affairs adjusted as nearly as possible upon the plans and agreements originally entered into between the incorporators of the -various railways and the people. It must be so if wc expect to derive the largest advan tages from the completion of such enter prises. THE LEtilAXATfJatE ANB TUB V. H. NEXATOK. We publish to-day a nearly complete list of the members of the next Senate and House. On the Senatorial question they can be classified as follows: Against Clarke Senator Miller, Wood, Kellogg, Van Dorcn, Haas, Hogc booni, Cracraft, Barrett, Fitzpatrick, Bower, Topping, Nelson, Snoddy, Moore, Stover, Crichton, Sears, Mnrdock. Stotler, Preseott 20. Fou Clarke Senators Price, Logan, McCIellan, Vincent, Worden 5. Against Clarke Howe Moore, Ben nett, Babbitt, Tarker, Stewart, Stickel, Wil son, Linn, Williams, Willctts, Butts, Dar ling, Colley, Legate, Fenlon, Crook, Ashby, Williams, Howell, Churchill, Cable, Hud son, Williams, Johnson, Clapp, Sells, Veale, Haskell, Smith, Simpson, Carpenter, Shat tudc, Crocker, Hopkins, Brice, Green, Lib by, Steele, Williams, Redfield,, sKnowlton, Lindsay, Welch, Whistler, Puffer, -Bogart, Ovcrstreet, Page, Hill, Friend, Wood, Pink crton, Morris, Snead, Billings, Baier, Met calf, Higday, Bond, Norton, Steele 6L, Fob Clarke, or Doubtful Boise--Johnson, Whittaker, Kennedy, Murphy, King, Barnes, Griffin, Wilson, Ssakh, Burns, Sneer, Melville, . Benson, a In gle, Peckham, Fisher, .Thompson, Luce. Butler, Phinney, Stickler, jDii insoo, Osborn, Campbell, MeLaugktia, McEckron, Langdon, Williams, Barker, Cawker, Brusick 31. , Of those given in the last list, or not given in cither list, a fair proportion at least one third are against Clarke. But, taking the facts as they stand, the number of Anti Clarke men known to be elected a cighty-oae. It takes only sixty-three to elect. TheTote against Clarke is pretty sure to exceed nine ty. There is no probability or' possibility that Sidney Clarke will be' elected United States Senator or anything Ielse:in g His public career is ended and eadetTto his disgrace. . . In comparing Missouri with Kansas the Washington Cknmide says; The present indications are that in Mis sari the Tieresies of free trade are to-bare brief but destructive sweep. With, all the influx of immigration, there is yet lacking that progressive social movement which dis tinguishes the younger community of Kan sas. There the foundations of society were hud by an intelligent, educated population, trained in the habits of varied industry Their territory was included in the "Great American Desert," the bug-bear of the old geographers;a rainless Sahara on the West ern continent, within which it was gravely asserted that the institutions of civilization could not be maintained. But Jan intelligent population, strongly imbued with true Re publicanism, have made it to blossom as the rose. AOBICCLTtrKAL. We understand that the leading interest in this State is the farming interest in all its varied branches. We propose to continue our Weekly paper a family paper of the first class, and to improve it in all ways that we may. We have ably conducted periodi cals in this country one in Kansas exclu sively devoted to the dissemination of in formation and knowledge concerning the ag ricultural pursuit. Without entrenching upon their ground, we believe we can devote a column or two to the inculcation of such old ideas and such new ones, also, that per tain to the growth of this central industrial avocation, as will be valuable to our readers. We shall at all events make the experiment. Both selected and original matter will be supplied our readers in this department of the Weekly, henceforth. One of these days, in the near future, wc expect wc shall have a genuine farmers' club in our city, made up of real farmers and gentlemen of scientific attainments, which will meet once or twice a week and tell all they know about farming, gardening, fruit growing, stock raising, etc., when we shall report their proceedings. Commissioner Wilson, in his instructions to the registrar and receiver at Augusta, Kan sas, holds that the regulations of the Gen eral Land Office requiring at least six months' actual continuous residence upon pre-emption claims docs not apply to settle ments upon the 'Osage Indian Lands,' be cause the time fixed by the statute for enter ing these lands will expire April 10, 1871. Yet all settlers after October 10, 1870, will be required to show their good faith by such improvements and cultivation as will prove their full and actual identification with the tract claimed, and that the purchase of the same was not made for speculation. Col. James Blood writes to the Law rence Journal in the following manner: " Mr. Pomeroy, in his letter to Mr. Sav age, speaks of the ' facts ' of the Ledger ar ticle, and in your notice of the letter you speak of the 'main facts 'of said article. Will you or Mr. Pomeroy, or any of his friends, please specify what statement or statements of the Ledger article are facts, either ' main facts ' or any other kind of facts? With perhaps the exception of the last section .of the Ledger article, I know and can prove each and every statement of that article are misrepresentations entirely desti tute of facts." If Pomeroy has made matters any better either with Mr. Bonner or the early settlers of Kansas, by his last letter, it is impossible for us to see where the improvement comes Corrections. Wc gave the Hon. Sidney Clarke too many supporters in our classifica tion of the Legislature yesterday. Messrs. McLaughlin, Snead, Geary, Digday and McEckron are all opposed to Clarke. Within a few days we shall know the exact position of each Senator and Member, and it will then be found that the supporters of Clarke are so few in number that they are hardly worth considering. And this was known to Clarke when he left Kansas so suddenly for Washington. , Hon. I. Cracraft, is elected Senator from Brown and Nemaha Counties, and is a decided Anti-Clarke man. His opponent was a candidate for Clarke delegate to the State Convention, and was lieaten. Mr. Cra craft. is a strong Republican" and an excel lent citizen. The news in regard to au alliance between Russia and Prussia will surprise no one who has closely watched European affairs, but it is a decided .snub to England and France. It also appears that England is eating hum ble pie in regard to our Alabama claims. Let her go on. It will do her good. Hon. A. W. Bayer, member of the Leg islature from Ellsworth, was in the city yes terday. Mr. Bayer, as we have already stated, is anti-Clarke, 'and sound on the Sen atorial question. He is a first-class business man, and one of the leading citizens of Western Kansas. The Legislature. Our list of Senators is complete, and of members of the House only three names are wanting. Fifteen of the Senators elected have served in previous Legislatures,'. and at least thirty-three mem bers of the House. Harse Breetflaa-. Frank Forester shows his knowledge of breeding horses when he says you should al ways breed up. So doing has given to the world the Anglo-Arabian, a horse of match less beauty, and of unrivalled speed and endurance. One hundred and forty years ago, the thoroughbred horse started into life and lovlincss; nearly on that date, the first crosses of Eastern and English blood were effected. Since then, vast sums of money were lavished on this especial breed, and the result is that the noblest "ana finest breed of horses ever produced is now to be found on the British Isles. By "breed ing up," our author plainly expresses that the sire should be of pure descent, and the dam of less noble blood, or of a cross-breed always, however, inferior to the sire. For instance, in Ireland, where every one hunts, and where every one rides good horses, some of the most clever field-horses are got by thoroughbred sires out of common mares. The nobility of nature, the beauty of form and speed, and powers of endurance come from the sire. The dam insures size, reliabil ity of temper, and muscular development The young mares thus bred, can become the dams ofrst-class steeple-chasers out of heavy-weight hunters. The horses or this second cross-are fast and far, fiery, yet reli able, aad only impatient of a timid rider. They are clever fencers, superb chargers, and where money is not in question, they are such pleasant roadsters as to make the best possible horses for double harness and four-in-hahd purposes. There is no doubt that all intelligent breed ers now' raise stock for two purposes: one is to secure valuable, pure-bred sires, and dams for continued breeding purposes; the other is to raise a horse for sale. Again, Herbert says '(and rightly) that no cross-bred sire should ever be used. The result of using mongrel sires Is a constant deterioration of race, a perpetuating of inferior qualities and an uuer imposBiDtuiyot improvement, wncn thoroughbred sires are thus recommended, the pure-bred Anglo-Arabian is not the only sire alluded to. AU branches of the equine family arc included such as the Clydesdale Norman, Suffolk, Punch. Roman. Hungarian, Hanoverian, Andalusian, Barb, and .Arab., jUattie system of breeding up, a Clydesdale or Norman stallion must not mate with a clean-bred mare of any family but his own; yet aa Anglo-Arabian, or a Barb, or a desert horse may cross with a Clydesdale or Norman mare, or with any other inferior-bred mare, provided she pos sess such qualifications as to render her fit to he the dam of oftpring nobler than herself. Again," our author reminds us that as "like begets like," we must carefully avoid bad qualities, whetlier they be physical malfor mations or taults or temper. The remarks in the chapter "How to buv aliorse,'? are so valuable that we would say to the novice in horse-flesh, purchase the book and study it for yourself; adding there to, that, before you purchase a horse for your own use aad ultimate profit or confusion, as the case mavturn out. it would be well to cultivate that especial condition of the brain reoogmaed in the Emerald Isle aa "sleeping with one eye open and the other sever shut." Even thenjrou may find that you have sot been quite as clear-sighted as you could have wished. A man who knows nothing of horses should never keep them; be loses in every way, and Ins horses sutler. Jf force of cir cumstances compels such a man to become a horseman, then let him read and study, and carefully observe the nature, habits and re quirements of the horse it a domesticated condition; and when his gross ignorance is dispelled, then he may purchase, but not be fore. Still, though so far educated, it would not be well to purchase without the opinion of a reputable aad skilful veterinary surgeon, and never, in any case, without a fair trial. HOW TO FEED A HORSE. It is well for our author to be argent on this point, for careless feeding is the greatest injury, ue uie wni aumiwsiereu oi interior quality, or given in improper quantities, or given out of season; for instance, when the horse is over-fatigued from over-exertion, or irom lengtueneu abstinence, in ever let a horse drink when heated, or if after a sweat, never let him drink cold water; give him warm oatmeal gruel or linseed tea. If much exhausted, administer a drench of one ortwo glasses of pure Irish whiskey, or two, three, or even four glasses of sherry or Maderia wine. Ten minutes after, administer warm drenches of new milk, fresh from the cow, or of oatmeal gruel or of linseed tea. Every horse is the better for being early taught to love various descriptions of food, both in a solid and liquid form. No horse should object to malt, cither in the form of bitter beer or stout. He should also be educated at a tender age to take milk, as well as the above mentioned mucilaginous drinks, and he should account for choice wines and pure whiskeys with the air and relish of a connoisseur. Nothing helps a horse between the heats of a race like a small stiff drench it gives him courage, and restores his powers to a vigorous, healthy acuon, acung as a ueneuciai sumuiaui. The moment the young horse can eat, oats should be placed within his reach; it assists him to form bone of a finer texture than any other food can do. The fact that the desert horses are fed almost exclusively on grain, and that they drink quantities of camel's milk, is one great cause of the density of their structure, t rank r orrester also insists on the mare being well kept, both before and after the birth of her foal, as on her vigor of constitution depends almost all of the growth, health and nerve power of her offspring. Close on this chapter, .comes one on sta bling and grooming, full of plain and wholesome trutlis on both subjects. The author tells his readers that horses are large animals, and require that, to be in health, they requre an abundance of pure air, that silky coats are not to be ob tained by overheated stables and by excess of clothing but by industry on the part of the groom, and by keeping the horse in the full bloom of health. He also mi nutely describes the oeration of dressing a horse, and be says what will startle not a few American horse-keepers namely that a tired horse requires the skilled care of four able-bodied grooms to help through his fa tigue. JIARV LEE. EMILY A. TAYLOR. I am a farmer's little girl. With light and flowing hair. With bright blue eye, and rosy checks, And heart all free from care. Mr home is by the uiouutain side; A river flow below, And all around the dear old home, Tall elms and poplars grow. The funny squirrels climb the tree, And play at bide and seek, And crack their nuts, chatter and chirr, And many a frolic keep. I gather nnes from the hedge, And berries from the hill, I climb the old sweet apple tree, And all my pockets till. My lungs arc strong and freely used, I laugh right merrily, I join the robin iu his song, Tlic bine bird in his glee. I hop and skip o'er meadows green, And with the lambkins play, I c ha the swallow round the barn. As light, and free as they. O, who so glad and free as I, Who so happy can lie? They call me merry-hearted girl, My name is Mary Lev. Knlc for Prenervlnar Health. Professor Wilder, in the Cornell Era, offers the following maxims and rules as a guide in maintaining good health: "1. Prevention is better than cure 2. Use good and palatable food, not highly sea soned; vary in quantity and quality accord ing to age, climate, weather, and occupation. Unbolted or partially bolted grains are good and sufficient food for dogs, horses, and men; but nature demands variety. As a rule, car nivora are not wholesome food. Hot, soft bread digests slouiv 3. Cooking may spoil good food. Pork should be thoroughly cooked. Avoid frying meat; boil, roast, or broil it, beginning with a high heat; but for soujm, begin lukewarm...'... 4. Three full meaLs daily arc customary, and may be nat ural; but their number, their relative quan tity and quality, and die intervals 'between them, are largely matters of habit and con venience:; regularity is very important 5. Eat something within an hour after rising-, especially if obliged to labor or study; but avoid both these before breakfast if possible, and particularly exposure to malaria or con tacion C. Let the amount of a meal bear some relation to future needs as well as present appetite; but it is better to carry an extra pound in your . pocket than in vour stomach ......7. Eat in pure air and in pleas ant comiiany; light, conversation and senile exercise promote digestion, but hard work of any kind retards it. Avoid severe bodily or mental labor just before and for two hours after full meals 8 Masticate well; eat slowly; five minutes more at dinner may give you be'tcr use of an hour afterward 0. Drink little at meals, and never a full flass of very hot. or very cold liquid, fever wash down a mouthfui.....tl0. Avoid waste of saliva.... -11. Evacuate the bowels daily, and above all regularly; the best time is after breakfeast: partly to be rid of a physical burden during the day, but chiefly to relieve the brain 12. Consti pation is safer than diarrhoea. For the former, exercise, ride liorscback, knead the belly, take a glass of cool water before breakfast, eat fruit and laxative food ; ibr.thq, latter, follow aa opposite conrse-rtoast,, crust, crackers, and rice are the best food. Pain and uneasiness of the digestive organs arc 'signs of disturb ance; keep a clear conscience; rest, sleep, eat properly; avoid strong medicines in or dinary cases. Panaceas are prioutoeihum bugs; their makers and takers, their vendors and rccommenders are., knaves or fools, or both. Nature cures most diseases, if let alone or aided by diet and proper care. There are no miracles in medicine; let us remember that to keep and to get well generally require only a recognition of Nature s powers, with anatomy, physiology? experience, and common-sense and we nay hope' that some day every man may be his own physician in all ordinary eases.'' KAH1AS. Our friend Br. T. B. Campbell and some five or six others, have just returned from Montgomery county, and give a very favor able account of that portion our State. In deed they think kthe Eldorado of the Seath West. The topography of the county is all that could be desired; is well watered aad well timbered aad nothing rraaaieaaow but cultivation to make it produce ail that man needs for his life. tort Scott Tele pnxM i New Town Tire new town of Thayer, situated on. the liae of the L, X. & G. road, in the southwest corner of Neosho county, is looming up as only Karat 'towns can. It will evidently make a good town; although h will necessarily be built up at the expense of New Chicago and Hnrli bold t fcta Rent ier, 'r - '.:-' HUMBOLDT'S SECOND, j CjXEBRATI03r. A new era has dawned upotfonr city. We have two railroads. 'Leavenworth, Lawrence, At chison, 'Junction Clty'Emporia. and Ottawa are Uie ony other Kansas towns that boast of double (railroad! blessedness. We will duly inaugurate the opening of we vaiveson roau u our cuy. uur ceieDra tion will take place on the 22d inst. We an ticipate a pleasant, happy; time, and shall formally invite Humboldt's friends aad the friends of Humboldt's citizens, with the entire editorial fraternity of Kan sas, to come and see as on the 22d, and with us enjoy the day. The testimony is thatHumboldt's celebration last April was the neatest, pleasantest aad hap piest of the season ; but the one we bow have on the tapit shall be as far ahead of our first as that was superior to others. We shall spare no pains to make it the most successful eiortofl870. The Brass of Kansas are all invited. To all whs. ate invited we say, come. With the ,exarieace gained last spring, with our iaewastd" population, greater accommodatioas, Ac, we can prom ise uiai aii win oe BteasssH ana arreeaoie. and that our visitors wiH he glad they came. The ball will be the aaeat raefcreie of the season. W hen oar celtbatioa has occurred we shall have aaore to say. Humboldt Union. EXLARGEWEytT O THE IlUJIBOLDT Land District. The- Uniom says: The following is the copy of an official letter from Joseph S. WiwitvU. S. Land Com missioner, declaring the Humboldt Land District to extend west to the east line of Range eight. This add. to the District a strip twenty-four miles wide and seventy' miles long. It now iaehsaes Howard County. and nearly all of Greenwood. The change Ls a just one, and we are pleased to make a note of it: Department of th Interior, 1 Gen. Lanp Office, Nov. 2, 70. Register & Reenter, Hwmioldt, Kanmx. Gents: By order of the President, dated loth ulL, the western limit of your district is fixed on the range line dividing ranges eight and nine east, aad you will deal with the lands to that liae accordingly. I have directed the land nfisui of Augusta, Kas., to return to you such archives as relate to the lands re-embraced in your district. J. S. Wilson, Commissioner. Pelican Shootino. Frank Kitkbridc killed five full-grown pelicans atone shot, in the Kaw river, near the southern bridge, on Friday of last week, November 4th. Three of them floated down stream, but the other two he secured aad brought to town, the big gest things in the way of birds ever seen iu this place, we venture to say. He gave one of them to Reicfaeneker & Sexson, and they nave itstuned and sitting iu their show win dow, as large as life and nearly as natural. Its length from the end of its bill to the tip of its tail is five feet and seven inches; its wings stretch, from tip to tip, nine feet; it measures three feet around its body, and its bill is fourteen inches long, with a pouch hanging underneath nearly big enough to hold a sack of flour. If any persons think we tell this story larger than the facts will warrant, we trust they will call at Kcicli eneker & Season's opposite the postofb'ce on Minnesota avenue, aad see the bird for them selves. WymdoUe Gatetle, D. T. Parker returned on Tuesday from his Northern trip. While away he" made all the arrangements, for the four-horse line of daily coaches from the end of the L. L. & G. road, when it reaches Thayer, near the northeast corner of this county, which will be about the middle of December, if the weather is propitious. Farltr Record. From latest advices, II. G. Webb Ls elected Judge of the Eleventh Judicial District. Judge Webb is a Republican. though he made the race as an independent canuiuaie. rori oeoa jnonuor. Hors. It may not be generally known that Kansas is a great hop country. One can hardly go a mile along any of our forest roads without seeing the eraceful vine, cov ered with its light, delicate tails. Our bakers in town are supplied with tins neccst-arv commodity by the boys who go into the woods and pick them for sale. Some of the grocery markets receive large supplies from those who gather them in their native wilds. A number of our farmers have transplanted the vines, and raise their own hops in their dooryards. lite vine is ornamental, as well as fruitful. Ibid. Eldorado, Kas., Nov. 9, 1870. Editor Emporia Xer We have had, for a week or two, exciting times. Xo-tlay we had a gratifying victory. Friend is elected by the handsome majority of 275 or .'100 not certain vet. The issues tiroented Iv Mr. ... .-. .. .. . . -.. tsaker. ot Augusta, were " division " or " anti-division, which, translated into pure English, means no more nor less than this: "Clarke" or "anti-Clarke." The "anti Clarke " ticket is victorious. Baker declares that he will contest the election. He is beaten at his own game. Three cheers for Friend and Butler County! P. S. Since the above was written, in formation lias been received here that four horse thieves were overtaken and killed on the Little Walnut, in this county, quite re cently. The parties are well known by some of our citizens. Their names arc as follows: Booth and brother, Smith and Corbin. Booth and brother, lived six miles below Augusta, on the Big Walnut, and Corbin lived at times with one or the other of the parties who met so unexpected a, death. Three were shot and one hung. , New Episcopal Chapel. The Protes tant Episcopal Church of Emporia are moving toward the erection of a chapel, which, we are informed, is to be located on the east corner of Commercial street and Ninth avenue. The building will he of rock the styleof architecture, gothic. The main walls will be 14 feet to the eves, and the di mensions of the structure 28x00. The whole cost is estimated at $4,500. Emporia Tri bune. Seneca is at present tlie western terminus of the St. Joseph A Denver City Railroad, but it is not long destined to hold that envi able position. ' Already the iron horse sieedi onward, and liefore many days will link witli its iron bauds another of the thriving towns of Kansas, and is destined to go on until the farthest city of the nest is joined in close connection with our own. rridar. having a few hours leisure from a trip to Seneca, we went out to the end of the mod, that then was, which was twelve miles beyond Seneca. St. Jotepk Union. Normal Schools. The law of the State requires that a Board of Visitors shall be am nually appointed to visit and examine the condition and work of the State normal schools. In compliance with this provision of law, Mr. McVicar, the State Superin tendent of Public Instruction, has appointed Prof. J. A. Banfield, of this city: Col. II. D. McCarty, of Leavenworth, and Prof. O. G. Palmer, of Wyandotte, as a Board of Vis itors to the State Normal School at Leaven worth, and Philetus Falcs, Esq., of Ottawa; Rev. C. E. Rice, of Hartford, and Col. H. D. McCarty, of Leavenworth, as a Board of ,.. .. . .1 0.. k- 1 t I 1 . T. Visitors to ine state xiormai ocuooi at x.rn poria. The several Boards will visit the re spective institutions at an early day, and re port to the State Superintendent the condi tion, work, needs and prospects of the schools, which report will be published in the annual report of the Department of Pub lic Instruction. lopeha Commontcullh. Focr Men Killed near Douglass. On last Wednesday morning four men were found in different localities, in the vicinity of Douglass, in this county, who had been mur dered the night before. All, or nearly all of them were chiaeas of this county. Three were shot, the fourth was hanging to a tree. On the breast of one was found a card, upon which was written, "Shot for a horse thief." Later. A gentleman who was present at le inquest reports to as the following! the Ja Dawn, anas i. a. uiipin, was buoi with a carbine through the bead and breast four times. Lewis Booth was shot at his house, after bring taken out, about 9 o'clock oa the night of the 8th, two shots in the head aad breafand was powder-burned. Jack Corbin, a government scout, was hung after beine taken from Booth's house, to a sycamore tree, one hundred yards from the house. He r had on kit body an order for the arrest of a Scotchman, name unknown. George Booth was shot through the bead and breast. The two Booths were shot while trying to run, some fifteen shots were fired at once and a short time afterwardthree more reports were hard. Mrs. Booth thiaks there were about fourteen in the crowd. They entered her bouse with leveled pistols. during the day a crowd of men were in town inquinas; about stolen Horses, ami asxea lor Jim Smith and Lewis Booth, and did not leave town until about sun down. They stated that they were hunting stolen horses.. Walnut Vallar, Butler Co., Thnet. Edwix Bishop Kills HotsELr. Front the testimony taken' at the Coroner's inquest, we learn the following facts in relation to the suicide. About 2 o'clock, to-day,.- Ed win Bishop started from. Scott's boarding house, with his revolver, stating to Josie Scott that he intended to make way whit himself. He went down to Mr. Sickles's and commenced to write in a common pass book. Mr. Sickles asked him what he wanted, and he coolly replied that he wanted nothing. He walked about fifty yards and sat down by the fence, Bushed writing, then took bis re volver, raised up and fired, and fell. He raised the second time, put the revolver to his breast and fired the second shot and fell back, he raised the third time, put the muz zle of his revolver to his right temple and fired aad fell dead. On his person was $39.40, two silver watches, one Colt's revol ver, paper aad letters showing his name, and that be was from Summit county, Ohio Ghent is the name of his postoffice. Bishop enlisted in the One Hundred and Third Ohio regiment of infantrr, companv "I," aad was discharged at Raleigh ia I860, la the pass book was found the following: "I did not put myself out of the way because I was guilty of stealing. Tell mother to send me home. Tell them I am a Republi can. Give Birt three, four, five or six dol lars. I die honestly, rrom "E. Bishop." From his letters he has a brother-in-law by the name of Dave Chaadlea, in Washing ton Territory, who writing to htm told him to come from San Francisco to Eureka by steamer, &c Ue has a brother, Bennic Bishop, some where in Summ t county, Ohio. The verdict is that he came to his death bv three pistol shots, inflicted by his own hand, cause insanity. Omcego Democrat. A Funeral that was not a Funeral. On Tuesday night, when the election re turns from Greeley came in; and the vote was tanning oui ratner uusausiacxomy nere, everybody supposed Capt, Lindsay was bea ten, bo Lindsay, accepting the situation goodnaturedly, proposed to a number of his personal friends to have a "funeral supper" of oysters, etc., at the City Restaurant, which they did. And from all accounts we bear, we judge it was a lively funeral. About the same time, Dr. Cooper's friends made up their minds they ought to jubilate over the success of their favorite, and so the Dr. thought it his duty to regale his back ers after the victory, and all proceeded to an other supper somewhere else. After his "funeral," upon coming back to the room where the votes were being counted, Lindsay discovered that instead of being about even with Cooper, which was the best his most sanguine friend expected after the first one hundred and fifty votes were canvassed, he was some forty odd ahead, put ting an entirely new aspect on the matter; and upon getting returns from the Vess pre cinct it was determined almost positively that Lindsay, and not Cooper, was elected, and there 'was a profound sensation. This proved that the order of the suppers ought to have been reversed. Garnett llaindeater. THE tEUIStATVatE. testate. COCNTV. DISTRICT. JCAJIR. 1 Sd. Miller I Dr. J. Wood 2 John M. Price 2 Joseuh Locan Doniphau ..-. Atchison LeaTenworth...... 3 Jusiah KelloKg . 3 W. S. VanDoren .. 3 11. C Haas . 4 (teorgc W. llogeboom . 5 I. Cracraft . r, James McCIellan . 7. Phillip Kockfeller. . 8 W. II. Fitzpatrick . 9...... Joshua Vincent . 9 L. J. Worden .10 U. M. Bowers .It E. H. Topping ,12 (ieorgel. Kelson .13 lames D. . noddy .14 H. D. Moore .15 E. S. Storer Jefferson....... Ilmwn A Nemaha. Jackson A I'otl ... Marshall, Mley.te. Miawnee.... I Douglas ........ Johaon ... Miami Wyandotte . Li hn .................. Bourbon, Ac.. Morri. Chase. Ac. Allen, Woodson Aelfi... AnderxindKranklinlT.. Coney A Osage 18... Lyon A ireenwoodl9... ttjhaunse Djristc!0.. II. C. Whitney. T. C, Sars .M. M. Mnrdock Jacob Stotler J. II. Prcscott Haas af Btestreseatatlwea. UNTV. Doniphan.. DISTRICT. SAUK. .. 1 ......Thomas II. Moore 2 Abram Bennett '3. A . J Vnwrr .... 4... .... 3. .... 6... . 7. .... S... .... 9... .10... ..!!... .12. ...13... ...H 15 .1R... .17. .18. ....79.. ...19... ...S. (8. Whittaker ...J. B. Kennedy ....Thomas Murphy ....Samuel C King ....Asa Barnes ...S. I. (irirSn ...Joseph C Wilson ...J. F. Babbit ,.C. E. 1-arker 11. Johnson ,F. A. frtickel ...W. II. Smith ...A. S. Wilson ...It. C Linn ..J. L. Williams ....Charles Burns J. D. Willetta Atchison . Brown . Nemaha .... MardiallT.".'.'.- Washington Pottawatomie.. Jackson.. ....... Jefferson......... .20.. ,.W. C. Butts ....21 J. 1.. Specr 22 T. J. Darling .23 D. D. Collev .2I I. F. Ix-gate 25 T. 1'. Fenlon ..a Dr. Crook ..27 W. F. Ashby 2S. A. C. Williams 23 Joseph Howell J0 Churchill .31 R K. Cable ....so I. K. Hudson ....: W. Williams 33 D. B. Johnson M I. 1. Clapp 35 W. . Melville -.M lien. W. Benson Jt7 Elijah Sells C. W Ingle 39 William II. rcckham .. H. C. Fiher ...II ;. W. Veale ....42 Iamb Hxskell .43 II. B, Smith ...44 B. F. Simtson .4S J. M. Carpenter ...4G....S. hhall ink .47 1. A. Crocker ...IS Iltrber. ...49 S. M. Brice 50 Wni II. Ureen ...--1....C. W. LIMiy .-S2 C. S. Steele .JB W. a Wel.li ,.54 I. C. Redfield ...35 J. F. Knowlton .S J. IK Lindsay ..."..Thomas Thompson ..JSS 1. M. Luce Leavenworth.. Wyandotte . Johnson ...... Douglas... Shawnee.. Miami ..... Linti.t.. Bourlion . Allen Anderson... Franklin Osaze ......... 59.. .H. P. Welch .William Whistler Charles PuScr B0.... ".'..62'Z !.... M C5. . r. B7. Coffey .... Butler ....!. A. Bart ....1L M. O.erstrect ...-F. R. Pago ..T. C. Hill ....L. 8. Friend ...Stephen Wood -James I'hinney Woodson -. Butler Chase...., 6S Morris -ra Walaunsee Davis Riley Dickinson .. Saline . (ircenwood Marion Wilson. Ncjho ........ Ottawa ......... Clay Cherokee ...... Cloud Label te Crawford ...... Ellsworth Ellis Wallace . Republic-... .... Jewelf Mitchell Lincoln.......... .lwlck Mel 'herson .... Howard...... .... 7S ,W. S. Irwin .81 Jacob Campbell .. S2 McLaughlin ...M. M. B. II. McEckron ,H5 t;. W. Wood SS S. J. Langdon 1)7 A. W. Baver S8- -11. II. Mcteainind.Rrp. -.U. E. Hiplay (Ind. Rep. ... Vanatta ...T. L. Bond ...U. B. Nortou .- Barker -.E. H. Cawker Ira. Busick .J. M. Steele ..J. lieary M 9ll Uaa CsMimIw sMBelal. MoitndCitt, Kb., Jfov. 13, 1870. r the Editor of the LeartnmrtkTimet: The following is the official vote of Linn County: (DP Lowe IRC Foster. IJX Harvey Isaac Slurp-... - I P P Elder... .. A J Allen.....M...... 7n 1. 11. innkrtiin 71 S. M. Strickler 72 I. M. Moms 73 A. S. Dickinson -.74 J. II. Snead 75 W. F Osborne .76 Levi Billings 1,274 Majority. 291 93 1,291 295 99G 1,18 29C 9S2 1,291 298 995 1,291 297 994 1,291 298 95 1,292 295 997 1,292 295 997 1,293 299 1,003 V J Krewer... .......... ...... RM Kupgles. W H Sroallweod CC Duncan -..-. A Thoman II McMahon J J E Hayes (SUGephart J A L Williams.. 1 AW Rocker- J H b McCarty ( Thos L Murray . rOR STATE SKXATEi THIRTZE!TH DISTRICT. (James DSnoddy.....-. ..... 849 D Linton 674 175 roa REraXSESTATl VE, FORTT-SIXTII DISTRICT. J Scott Shattuck 119 JS Payne .1 roa aaraESKSTATTVa, roRTr-sEVKSTH district. (DA Crocker 190 J Hudson 114 76 roa RtPRRSEMTATIVE, rORTT-EIOIITH DISTRICT. I A Barber 502 U HB Hopkins 273 229 rORRFJ-RtSE.TTATlVE, rORlT-M.TTH DISTRICT. f S Jf Brice 221 DForrutcT 15 206 The members of the House and Senate are all against Clarke. Care of Tools. A vast amount of mon- Iu IWla I V annually worse than wasted by the'agri T: f fculturists of this country in their senseless lack of care of tools. They think (or seem to think) that because a mowing-machine or a plough is mainly of iron, the weather will not affect it, and so both are left standing where they were last used until the next sea son comes, and so of sakiy all the imple ments used on the farm. All this is wrong. One of the best farmers east of the Hudson ezpeaded, tea years ago, one hundred dol lars on a shed thirty feet long by twelve wide, under which his cart, wagon, sled, mowing-machine, ploughs, hoes, and chains, could be kept when not in use. Hiaimple aseaU are as good now as they were then, with the exception of the inevitable wear as!!! liAtt vma inrnlroa rul in th fmniAtl of the owner, the building has saved him at least twenty per cenioi its cost eacn year., The same roof can be many times made to ' cover a loft which can be used as a granary, or for some other purpose which the business done upon the farm may make desirable, at the same time that the lower part is used for the purposes indicated above. There are two reasons why some people don't mind their own bustaess. One that they hava'tany business, and the second is that they have no mind. HEWS BT TELE6RIPI roREiGir. THE EASTEHJf QUiatTIOH. THE NEGOTIATIONS AT VERSAILLES. New York, Xbv. 13. A London des patch savs: Ode Russell, who was commis sioned by the English Government to bear to l ersaiiics uopaicues expostulating againsi the temporizing policy of I'rus.-ia upon the Eastern question, has written to Earl Gran ville that he expects a sjrolonged stay at Versailles, and there is a growing belief that the siege of Paris is a gigantic mistake. No doubt is entertained of the reported secret alliance between Russia and Prussia. The treat v means that Russia has watched Aus tria while Prussia destroyed France. Prus sia is now to watch England while Russia seizes the Black Sea. Russia can do as she pleases. It is doubtful if there will be any war. It is believed that Turkey may consent to the abrogation of the treaty rather than begin an unequal contot for its continu ance. OLADsTTOXE's DESPATCHES. LoxiXHf, Nov. 15 The Vienna Cabinet was disappointed at Gladstone's despatches on the Russian note, and likens him to Lord Aberdeen. In view of a ios.sible imtve ment of Russia southward, the I?ritL-!i fleet of observation will lie established in the Mediterranean, with Malta as a place of rendezvous. PRUSSIA- . K.K.MAN UNITY. Beklin, Nov. lo. Negotiations, looking to German unity, are Mill -iiding. Prus sia recently made a proH)Mtion that all the legislation relating to the press, and matters of public meetings, ?.houll U-longcxchiM.e-ly to the federal department. THE BOMUAKDMEXTOITAKP-. The Zeiluna, and other prominent German journals, are demanding that Paris shall be bombarded, saving that generosity to r ranee w injustice to Prussia, which has been scourged and humbled by France for gene rations. from Rremrn. IIOsTAOES. llKEMEN, Niiv. 1 1. Forty of the French prisoners have lieen sent hither a hoMagt lor the Captain and crew of the lSreuieu ship illegally det.iniil in France. FRANCE. KrporfH from Tonrs. THE SMOKE CLEARIXK AWAY. Tocns, Nov. 14 Evening The journals, announce that the material LeiH-lits at Coiil niicrs are greater than at iirM supposed. A number of Germans were found hiding them selves in the woods and out buildings, al-o several cannon were found ami many horse taken. A French General, who neglected to surround the woods as ordered, thus allow ing 5,000 Bavarians to escajif, who were ready to .surrender, was di-misscd from the army on the battlefield. A imnilier of Colo nels were promoted to Generals. the ai:my ok the loikk. loi'Ks, rvov. lo ilie rrencli camp lie-J twecn Arthenay and Orleans is now strongly fortified and armed with cannon of long range. This will serve as a lose for the army of the Loire. Advices from t. Pccray show that there has Utvn constant engagements between the Frane-tireurs and Prussian sconts for several days past. Many have been killed on both sides. BAVARIANS bURKESDEUEl) I'ISINCK FIIEI KK1CK CHARLES. Tours, Oct. 15. It i- rumored that a large liody of Bavarians surrendered near Arthenay yesterday. Prince Frederick Charles is now within live day's march of the army of the Loire. Tours, Nov. 15 Bavarian- of Von iX-r Tann's command an deserting in conside rable numbers, and peasants capture and bring them into Tours. The Government and the .Voiir teur thanks the national guard of the the Department of the Seinc-eUManie, for gallant conduct in capturing a body of Prussian cavalry, and mentions their exploit in an order of the day. Nothing official from Paris or the army of the lire, Ls published to-d.iy. A PROFOUND SENSATION. Tours, Nov. 15 'The resolve uu the part of the Ku-i.in Gocrnmeut to nilhdraw froui the treaty of Pari, create profound sensation here. It is .iid that the Engli-h envoy has gone to Versailles, to demand King William's views of tliu matter. Amerienn Ocspalchrsu "sriiATESY, 31 Y BOYi" London, Nov. 14 A HVi'iPa dc-patch from Tours, to-day, says: The movements of (Jen. d'Aurelles are to Chart ns on one Hank, and Fithievrts on the other, with a view of surrounding Van Dcr Tanu and Prince Alhrecht, Imforc the arrival of the detachments of the late army of Mitz. That iKjrtion of d'Aurelles's army which defeated Von Dcr Tanu on Wednesday, Ls Mill facing him, but the (Linking movements arc Mill executed by new trooiw, well MipiKirtcd by artillery. " lnln Besipalehsn. "A MILITARY EQUIVALENT " WHAT IT MEANS. London, Nov. 11. The Timet puMi.iho a long account from Thiers of hLs negotia tions for arniisticc.lmt it contains nothing not already known, except when Thiers asked Bismarck what he ,ifantuly ,a military equivalent for revictualing Paris, the latter answered: "Aort, ierhaps more than one." IOUNDIN A BALLOON. London, Nov. 15 It is said that a num ber of documents found in a balloon recently captured by the Prussiaus seriously compro mise the neutrality of Switzerland. A note from the French Government thanks the neutrals for their late intervention in Iiehalf of peace. The note says the acceptanccbylPa ris of the' Prussian terms would have been vis ually subscribing to our own sulrjugatiou. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. London, Nov. 15. The Prussian authori ties in Strasburg have discovered and broken up a recruiting office for the French service. The establishment, though conducted with great secrecy, had been in successful ojieration for over a fortnight and had enlisted and sent out 2S0 France-tireiirs. The Prussian column for Rheinrs threatens the army of General Cambriel. REINFORCEMENTS FOR VON DER TANN. London, Nov. 15 10:30 p. m. De spatches to-night report Prince Frederick Charles moving southward to strengthen Von Dcr Tann, and his troojiH occupy IXiul vant, Traycs, and Seres. London,' Nov. 15 Midnight. The French churches in France are offering their bells to be cast into cannon. Prince Frederick Charles has reached Yioun. His columns converged at Setts, and he will cross the river to the assistance of Von Dcr Tann, with an armv estimated at 100,000 men. GREAT BRlTTAIir. SYMPATHY FOR THE POPE. Cork, Nor,'lo. Great demonstrations of sympathy for the Pope was made here to night, immcusc public meetings was held, presided over by BLshops of the Diocese and addressed by Members of Parliament for this District. Resolutions, expressing per sonal sympathy for the Holy Father and la menting the temporal power as detrimental lo the jxacc of Europe, and in favor of me morializing Her Majesty's Government on tlie subject, was adopted by acclamation. WEAK. London, Nov. 15 The reply of the British Government to the demand of Rus sia, for the abolition of the treaty of 1853, is understood to be weak. 'RUSSIA- GUXbOATK ON THF JSLACK SEA. London, Nov. 15 The TeUgranh says: It is certain tliat Russia has sixty iron clad gunboats on the Black Sea ready for use. THE RfMSIAN CIRCULAR. St..Petersekbo, Nov. 15. The circular of Prince Gorfcchakofl concerning the treaty "" ;-f -; , ---- cites succe&sive alterations and violations of European treaties, and among hetn that of! '50, and is unable to see why Russia should observe the latter, when it has been disre- carded by others; therefore, Ru-sia dl-avows Hi li--1. . n.r.i :... r .1... Uie OUllgauuil iu a iuuhcu mju.uiciH ui mc use of JEuxme, and invites the Sultan to enjoy equal rights with her. She lias no wish to rekindle the Eastern question, and only aims at increasing her defensive streuitfh. The Government has prepared, as a compromise, a substitute, which is the arrangement of the question at issue on an equitable and permanent basis. ABOLITION OF THE TREATY OF PARIS. London, Nor. 13 The Prussian Minister here lias read to Lord Granville a letter from Prince GortschakofT, stating that Rus sia now demands a modification or abolition of the treaty of Paris, of 1856, which prc vents Russian or any other war vessels from entering the Black Sea. This declaration on the part of Russia, being simultaneously made in London by the Cabinets of Con stantinople, Vienna and Berlin, is believed here, to indicate Russia's readiness to insist on the recognition of her claims by force. The Official Journal at Constantinople says: The Sublime Porte is now able to resist anv attack. That he has 600,000 men and twelve armed frigates. The excitement in London to-night, was high in imlitical cir cles, respecting the designs of Russia. It Ls believed she has a secret understanding with Prussia. ENGLAND, AUSTRIA" AND ITALY TO RESIST A VIOLATION t'F THE TREATY. London, Nov. 14. -A New York U Wr special says: The mission of Odo Russell, undcr-Sccretary of Foreign Affairs, to Ver sailles, was undertaken, not by order of the Foreign Office, but in consequence of the late Cabinet council. The, object of the mission is in relation to the tTireatcning notes from Russia, read to Earl Granville on Wednes day, by the Russian Ambassador, formally repudiating the obligations of the treaty ot" '50. Russell, it is understood, Ls instructed to inform Bismarck that England, Austria and Italy will unite to resist a violation of the treaty by Rtissia. THE LATEST PHASE OF THE NEW COMPLI CATIONS. London, Nov. 14. A tt'orhr correspon dent say: The agitation concerning the Rus sian designs, Ls increasing. In the best in formed circles it Ls believed there, is immi nent (Linger of a general conflict. The 1'nll Mall Gazette to-night declares the Ministers not merely lack true vision, but are occupied to the exclusion of truth with misleading dreams. Two dangers eon front England; the Alabama ditiiculty, and the Eastern question. The cir cumstance that lifted the latter to a grand and immediate imiHirtauce nude the former more formidable because of the increasing probability of there Iieing a combination. Ktissia declares her designs to grasp Turkey, and Prussia Ls ready to con nive and even aid her. England is the only jiowcr to whom Turkey am look for protec tion, and she is threatened with annihilation if she litis her finger. AUSTRIA IN SYMPATHY WITH FRANCE. Vienna, Nov. 15 Great enthusiasm was created at the Bourse here by the announce ment that the Prussians had evacuated Or leans. RUSSIAN PRETENSIONS. Pesth, Nov. 15 In the Hungarian Diet today, iH-ak urged the Government to resist the Russian pretensions. The opiiositioti, however, desired to effect peaceful arrange ments. A NAVAL DUEL- AN EXCITINC CONTEST BETWEEN FRENCH AND PRUSSIAN WAR STEAMERS THE LAT TER DECLARED THE VICTOR. Havana, Nov. 14 On Monday the 7th inst., the Prussian war steamer, Meteor, car rying three; guns, and the French war Meanier, Bouvet, carrying five gun, en tered this harbor. The Meteor sailed out again after the French mail Meainer Novean Mot.de had sailed, but the mail steamer im mediately returned fearing capture. On the night of the 8th, the Bouvet left the Hirt, but waited outside for the German ve nd. After the expiration of twenty-four hours, the time prescribed by lift, the .Me teor followed, a naval duel having been ar ranged K-tweeii the officers liefore Marting. The Spanish war steamer, Ilern.imlo Cortes accomiauicl the two vessels. Tho Meteor had a crew of sixty men and the ISouvit eighty. The ISotivet was ten miles lieyond the oiling. Ujkiii the coming out of the Meteor, she steamed inward to ward the neutral line. The Botivit iqieiied the contest by firing live shots, which the Meteor promptly returned. The Bouvet then attempted to board the Meteor. In this she was iiiisucccKtfui. Her rigging ! camu entangled, carrying away her main and mizzeii masts. The rigging, falling with the masts, became entangled in the Meteor's screw, and at the same moment the Meteor sent a shell into the inside of tlic llouvct, .smashing her Mc-.un pie. The Meteor, by reason of the disabling of her screw, became unmanageable, and the Bouvet finding her quarters hot and capture certain if she waited until the Meteor could disen tangle her screw, set sail rapidly and made for port, the Meteor continuing to lire at her as she retreated. Meanwhih. with a fair wind, the Bouvet was enabled to cross into Spanish waters liefore the Me teor could disentangle her screw. At-this time the Hernando Cortez fired a gun ns a signal that the combat had closed. Both fought bravely. The Meteor was. accorded the victory. liitli vessels are now in jiort rciairing damages. The Meteor had time killed and one wounded. The Bouvet liad only three wounded. The Germans of Ha vana are much elatid with the nllair, which caused intense excitement. LATER. The two Prussians, Carbonier and Thom cch, who were killed in the naval engage ment were buried, the German merchants at tending the funeral in a body. ThcGcrniau residents arc arrangiug a grand banquet for the officers of the Meteor. Til A.t USUI Vl.tU PKMXA.1I.1T1.- WilEEEA", a projier j-en.se of gratitude to the Almighty arbiter of events, who has vouchsafed us propitious seed time and Imiiiii teous harvests, inciting to dilligence, immu nity from war and pestilence, lrom violence and tumult, inspiring confidence that " our lines ?rc cast in pleasant places," and induc ing our friends from sLtcr Stale, and from countries beyond the seas, to make their homes with us, to asit in the development of the State, imiicls us to make public ami concurrent acknowledgment of thee and manifold other favors and mercies extended to us as a people; Now, therefore, I, James M. Harvey, Governor of the State of Kansas, in pur suance of a time-honored custom, and in con currence with the President of the United State, do hereby designate Tkarsxiajr. the alt Dmy or Xotembrr, as a day of thanksgiving and praise; ami I recommend to all citizen to meet in their respective places of worship on that day, there to give thanks for the liountics of Prov idence during tlie year now drawing to a close, and to supplicate for their continuance hereafter. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my Iiand and caused the great seal of the State to be affixed, at Topcka, this 1st day of November, 1870. By the Governor : Jas. M. Harvey. Thos. MooNi.KiiiT, Sec'y of State. From tfu: XeK York Tribune A new edition of "The Farmers ANi Mechanics' Manual," by W. S. Court ney, deceased, rcvLed and enlarged by Gu. E." Waring, Jr., introduces several improve ments on the original work, forming a val uable Ixiok of general reference o'n practical atlhirs. It comprises a variety of tables and rules, and a thoa-and other points which perpetually occur in the experience of indus trial life, and which- arc often decided by guess rather than by knowledge. The agri cultural portions of the volume have been thoroughly revised by Mr. Waring, who has also enriched it with a variety of original matter, especially in relation to his favorite topic of -TiIe-Draining,""The Dry Earth System," and others. In its present furui,' the work challenges the attention of cverv ' tiller of the soil and every lover of improve ment. It is a sound, honest, instructive pub lication, doing all which it professes to do, and more, full ot information suited not only to put money into the purse of the farmers and mechanics who consult its pages, but to increase their stock of valuable intelligence, and odd to their resources for a happy anil Useful life. We fully concur in the above testimonial, and as the work is sold by subscription ONLY, we advise tho-e wi-hing to purchase to give their orders to W. A. Brice, the commi- sior.ed agent for tins county. LOriftfAXA. New Orleans, Nov. 14 Official returns show that tlie Republicans made a clean sweep of the city by over 5,000 majority. The Republicans claim four members of Con 7te?s, while the Fifth District ia doubtful.