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NO. 46.
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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
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-
The Tons appeared ia "a sew dress
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
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.
fc. A. AND J. W. K. K. V
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.''
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 - '.:-'
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
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!
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.
1 Sd. Miller
I Dr. J. Wood
2 John M. Price
2 Joseuh Locan
Doniphau ..-.
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
Ilmwn A Nemaha.
Jackson A I'otl ...
Marshall, Mley.te.
Miawnee.... I
Douglas ........
Johaon ...
Wyandotte .
Li hn ..................
Bourbon, Ac..
Morri. Chase. Ac.
Allen, Woodson Aelfi...
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.
.. 1 ......Thomas II. Moore
2 Abram Bennett
A . J Vnwrr
.... 4...
.... 3.
.... 6...
. 7.
.... S...
.... 9...
...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 .
Nemaha ....
Jackson.. .......
,.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
Wyandotte .
Johnson ......
Miami .....
Bourlion .
Osaze .........
.H. P. Welch
.William Whistler
Charles PuScr
. r.
.... Butler
....!. A. Bart
....1L M. O.erstrect
...-F. R. Pago
..T. C. Hill
....L. 8. Friend
...Stephen Wood
-James I'hinney
Woodson -.
Dickinson ..
Saline .
Ncjho ........
Ottawa .........
Cherokee ......
Label te
Crawford ......
Wallace .
Mel 'herson ....
.... 7S ,W. S. Irwin
.81 Jacob Campbell
.. S2 McLaughlin
M. B. II. McEckron
,H5 t;. W. Wood
SS S. J. Langdon
1)7 A. W. Baver
-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
Uaa CsMimIw sMBelal.
MoitndCitt, Kb., Jfov. 13, 1870.
r the Editor of the LeartnmrtkTimet:
The following is the official vote of Linn
(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
295 99G
29C 9S2
298 995
297 994
298 95
295 997
295 997
299 1,003
V J Krewer... .......... ......
RM Kupgles.
W H Sroallweod
CC Duncan -..-.
A Thoman
II McMahon
J J E Hayes
J A L Williams..
1 AW Rocker-
J H b McCarty
( Thos L Murray .
(James DSnoddy.....-. ..... 849
D Linton 674
J Scott Shattuck 119
JS Payne .1
roa aaraESKSTATTVa, roRTr-sEVKSTH district.
(DA Crocker 190
J Hudson 114 76
I A Barber 502
U HB Hopkins 273 229
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.
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
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
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 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.
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.
KrporfH from Tonrs.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
London, Nov. 15 The TeUgranh says:
It is certain tliat Russia has sixty iron clad
gunboats on the Black Sea ready for use.
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.
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
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.
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.
Vienna, Nov. 15 Great enthusiasm was
created at the Bourse here by the announce
ment that the Prussians had evacuated Or
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-
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.
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
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.
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.

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