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THE LEAVENWORTH WEEKLY TIMES, THITJBSDAT. FEBRUARY 27, 1873.
Wnl&u fifimws THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 27, 1873. THE -SJ-TROssl.ITA? POLICE BILI Senators Moonlight, "Winter and McWhirt, unanimously agreol to re-ort against this bill, anil it was on Friday killed in Commit tee of the Whole in the Senate, The bill wai gotten np for prnnal end, and was in- niiitmu in .fa nrnrmn The sound judg- ment and Kood a of our Senators saw It. . , . . -. m - delormityan.1 puta quietus upon it. ihanks. tlAIiCII lAtlUKI. Senate bill 2Co. 115, to authorize counties to i.ne lionl-i to aid manufactories, has pis.-ed the Senate. The bill was introduced by Senator Moonlight, and is for the pur pose of enabling our county to assist the t-tirch company that hasasrecd to build their factory in thu city. Yre hope it will pass the House at once. - - - .... ..... V. I rsu: i:.i;i.i.s-iiEL.HAT c.tKE. "W read the chareea made by Anthony at the time l.e was pitching into Oiborn so fu riously, but cuulcl not fee that the evidence was at all conclii'ire. The real facta appear id to be tint Irisall had an important cae in court ami ptiil Oiborn fivw hundred dol lar to sober off Delahay and keep him sober Ions enough to attend to it. Kurcla Herald. This is the "thinne?t" explanation of the S00O draft which Ingalls paid to Oibornthat we have vet rcen. .1IVI.I.. DDSI'llllC ANI jlEA.V. V'e learn that the insurance agents of this city have resolved upjn pursuing such meaurta ai will compel parties to insure in the compitiiej comprising the National R,ard. To illustrate, IJrisc", Siumlers & ffowns- end have a large stock of dry goods upon which they may want, say $"0,000 or n $100,009 iii'iirancv. Sty the rate es- " tn'ili-hed ly the board upon this risk is 1 jer cent., it is a fact that the rate is too high. Firrt class insurance companies who do not transact an agency business, will take part of this ri"k at j or 1 per cent. Xow the agen's doing business here, lrotK;e, that if they procure any insur ance at 1cm than the "boanl.rate" theagents irill cir.rel their riks, thus leaving the parties uninsured. This course is arbitrary, and will in the end result disastrously to the agents and the companies represented by than. nt:::t;irAi.riti;n.TwSK'M. Elsewhere in to-day's Tilirs we publish Rome -ke!chcs of KinsJs politicians, pre- liired by George Alfred Townsend, the Wt'winstcn correspondent of the Chicago Tribune. Tlie pictures are true to life. In deed, if assumed names were substituted for real ones, the Kan-as reader would have no difficulty in recognizing the characters. P.iring oar recent sojourn in Washington we had the pleasure cf meeting Mr. Town send, airfl we do not hesitate to pronounce liim llie au!c-t as well as the most outspoken and resolute, press correspondent at the Xa t'onal CtpiLil. It is well enough to add, in this connection, tint the Chicago Tribune, from the reiy commencement of the Cald vill inve-i'galion, has taken an active inter est in Ivan-as matter?, and was the first newspaper to ptiblbh' the testimony of the Caldtv, II bribery elicited, last winter, by the Joint Committee of Hie Kansas Legislature. We aiipieciateil this outside aid, because firee-fo'irth- of the newspijers in Kanas re fusal to u'ler a word againt Caldwell, aver ring that llie fiht on Caldwell was simply a 1 cjl iuaricl among Leavenworth politi cians. hit. cux: imtHki.v. A JSIc LiiWHUlt in llir Future It it uirreiiily reported on the streets that in tlie event if Caldwell's expulsion from the Sen ile, Icn. Smith will refuse to pay his half o! the expenses incurred in the elec tion and defence of Caldwell. It is well known that Suiith, by agreement with Cald well. .as to fay one-half the cot of the election, and elnre alike in the profits to arise i.ut of any and all senatorial schemes. It U generally understood that up to this time very little money has been made. The cost of the election was about SJ,000. The ex penses of the defenses including the payment to Carney o. the $.",,000 note, the $5,000 to Tom. Anderson, Peckhurn $2,000, and So.000 tn Caleb Cashing, amount now (to about $75,000 more, mating $150,000 in all. Smith and Caldwell have made llirotigh thiir Indian land and bond Dwindles ahout $5J0,000 out of the city and ounty of Leavenworth. Len. Smith, t-eeing that Caldwell's expul sion is almost certain, has begun to calculate tho chances and i-peculate upon the future. Of courr-e with Caldwell out of the Senate, no money can be made, and the question nat urally presents ib-eif to Smith, had I lietter stand up to the rack and pay myshare.a ccol $75,000, and charge the same to account of iraud and lor", or i-liall I repudiate? It is needle-s to siy Smith is not likely to hesi tate very long as to the caui-e he will take. It U unntce"2rr to say that Tue Times is ilicidedly opposed to the course Smith intends to pursue. A con tract is a contract, and dit&onctt men should live up to their agreements asas well as hon crt nun. Tun Timds is for peace, and we trust Caldwell and Smith will settle their lit tle differences without resort to law. viittuAMi iiakvi:t. A dispatch to the Pittsburgh CVraaicmnf iys it is reported in Washington by Kansas politicians that if Caldwell's seat is declared vacant, York will be elected to fill the va vancy. To decide between Caldwell and York would be difficult, but happily for United States Senators no such degrading al ternative exists. The story was no doubt set idloat io create a sentiment in Caldwell's behalf, and induce Senators to vote for his rete lion a the only way to avoid an associ ation with York. The rumor is creditable to the inventor, yet how much more effective it would have been had Hirvcy been sub stituted for York, in the story, snd Senators threitened wiih his presence. We will always huld the Kansas Legis lature in gratrful remembrance for shelving the prosu in pious IIirvey,and we believe every in diligent man in Kansas ill do the same thing. -",vct a-e the us of adversity WhUh, lietlnuii'l, ugly an 1 Tcnotniiu Vmrae a rf.coujrwel iu his tiead' wrole the di-tinguished poet, Colonel Shak--pearo, when his property was sold for taxe, and the truth of his writing has been verified many times since. The election of the Hon. John J. Ingalls was perhaps an adversity, bal whether it was or not, it displayeda "precious jewcP to the people in the defeat of Harvey. Toleration is one of the virtues of Kansans, anl no man can recall to mind the fact that Ilarvev served four years as the nomi nal Governor of "the Stale, without admiring the steadfastness 'with which our people adhere! to that virtue. IIow he got the nomination the first time is a mystery still unexplained. He was re-nominated and re-elected because every one said he was honest. Thst narvcy was said to be honest is the way honesty became such a reproach in Kansas. Harvey was an active candidate, or at least as active as he could be, for the position Mr. Ingalls now occupies. lie was rejected emphatically. With1 the hope of getting Caldwell's place he is still loafing around Topeka, keeping silent and trying to look very wise. Ile hopes to" mike silent stupidity piss current for honest ability. "We. do tru;t that Kansas, will escape the affliction of narvey. etgbt novum. In the National ITouej, Mr. Lowe, of dnsa, has presented the following, which has special interest to a large number of la borers and mechanics employed at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis Arsenal, Fort Leaven worth and other po, who in 1863-69 were obliged, under a ruling of Quartermasters in charge, to work ten hours per day: "That the proper account officers be, and hereby are, authorized and required, in the settlements of all accounts for the services of hborers.workmen ami mechanics in the em ploy of the Government ol the United Slate -ace the twenty-fifth day of June eighteen hundred and sixty-unlit, and who have per- formed j.bor and serrices in excess of cijsht DOUR IKTUiJ WHHUUk au uwt " u. pension, to settle and pay for such exce of labor so performed at the rate of the cur- rent compensation for a day's labor for each hours tier dar without an increase ol com eipht hours of labor so performed; and a sufficient sum for said purpose is hereby ap propriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated." wuo or it? The Caldwell Investigating Committee have a word to say in their report about that $7,000 which it is said that the Doniphan delegation got. They said it was left in Car ney's room and the person for whom it was intended went in and got it. The report would have been still more interesting if the committee had only named the person who stole in, like a thief in the night, and grab bed the $7,000. Carney says he didn't get it, now who did? We think we shall fend for JJast. We have a subject for him. Only his genius can do justice to the man who, at a convenient hour, with blanched cheek. quivering lip, glittering eye and avari cious heart, with stealthy step, entered Car ney's room and took that $7,000, and thus sold his manhood, his honor and his vote, and betrayed the tiu-'t of his constituents. Murder will out, so will the whole truth about, that $7,000. It will come out some of these days. Troy J2ejuUicaii. (Joy. Cirney has stated to parties, that while he cannot swear who did take the mo ney, yet it was generally nuilcrsinl that it was for Sol Miller, and that Miller did get it. Xo one need doubt longer about who got the $7,000. glOO O.M.V. Msj. Frank Drenning has returned from Washington, whither he hail gone as a wit ness in the Caldwell cae. Yesterday he fi vored us with a call. Hethinks there is but little doubt that Mr. Caldwell will be ac quitted, as nearly all the evidence is "hear say." AtcJitun Cliauijiion. I.en. Smith paid his expenses, handed him a $100 bill and asked if would be enough. lie said it would, and a great deal more; exacted Caldwell would do hi.u a favor if he asked him. Draining it Teii moiiy. How's the above for "hearsay" testimony? Drenning's lecitimate exjienes were not the third ol $109, and yet such was the reckless manner in which Smith sad Caldwell threw around their money that we are to infer from the above testimony tint Drenning could have h id twice as much as the amount he jot if Ue had only a-keil for it. 'Jmt Jirj'ulliatn. Drenning has told two or three parties that he knows all about the $7,000 paid to Sol. Miller, and all about the money to the Xemeha county Legislators. UU1Y Of TIIK FAKTV. We have no desire to refuse Senator Puni' croy any benefit he can ponsibly gain from a full hearing of his case, but we trust that the timid and hesitating recommendations of the committee on Caldwell's election will not be imitated in the reivirt upon the alleged transaction lietween Pomeroy and York. If that transiction ttirnsout tube the deliberate piece of bribery which York and his friendr, represent it to have been, let the Senate Committee make up its mind to say so, with out any attempt of apologizing for or soften ing the oflene. Party com-iderations are wretchedly out of place in dealing with rases like these. An offence such as have been proved against Caldwell, and is charged aziiust Pomeroy, is a crime againct the sov ereignly of the tieople, and against the lia bility of our institutions a siiecies of ag gravated treason that should beptamiied with as indellible a stain as the representatives of the people can attach to it. The highest coii-ideralions of party fidelity coincide, in such nutters, with the highest claims of pub lic duty. JJo party can continue to receive or dexrve the confidence of the people, which does not disavow all symptthy with legislative Ii-argain and sale on the part of its members. Acir Yurh limn. AiuiiuMK.iT ;ai.i.i:i fur. We are glad to see that the Senate ha promptly tabled the House concurrent reso lution for an adjournment of the Legislature tothc-Jthof March. 1 ne object of the resolu tion was simply to prolong the session so as to get a chance to elect another United States Senator, ho tar as we have heart! any ex- pressior of opinion on the subject, it is unan imous that the people onght to lie allowed a Voice in the choice of a new Senator, if one is to 1m chosen. The attempt to prolong the session is one which ought not to succted. ljarrtnrc Journnl. The general impression prevails with many of our leading men that if the elccticn (in cie of a vacancy), for Senator is post poned until next winter lhat the mature de-lilie.-Jtc judgment of the people at that time would in.-ure the election .f ? i an who would more fully repn-i.t tne convictions of the iionet ma!s?s of our State. Tiir nll wrll Caw. Frjni the Aliuity Kcnio Journal J Three memhrrs ot the Senate Committee Mcsi-rs. Login, Anthony and Carjenier dist nt from the report in the care of Cald well, and will oppose anything more than censure. They hold that the testimony does not substantiate the charge of bribery. It strikes us that if there is anything to cen sure, there is enough to expel. If nothing Ins been proved, it is sufficient to j'istify the severest action. Mr Morton and the majority of the com mittee whom he represents seem to hold this view at least to the extent of lieiieving that the retirement of Caldwell from the Senate is iu fonie form demanded. I:it they get at theexpul'ion in a roundabout way. They propT-e to declare that the transactions which have leen proved invalidated the elec tion, and thus that the seat is vacant. If the position of the minority strikes us as falling sliort of the requirements of the case, the conclusion of the majority will strike many a1! a novol and doubtful proposition. It is certainly new in its application to this coun try. Hut Mr. Mortou has sufficient strength to give great weight to any position he takes, and his proposition thus becomes one of real importance. Wc should be heartily glad if this prin ciple cculd be established. If it could be settled that the use of money in Senatorial contents, as in Kansas, would invalidate the election, it would go far to destroy this per nicious practice, it it were understood that the employment of such means, though it might secure the msjoritr in the Legislature, could not secure the seat in the Senate, the temptation would be removed. The adop tion of such a rule would have a mo-t salu tary effect, and would go far to arrest an abuse which ii becoming alarming in its ex tent. It strikes at the root of the difficulty, and is calculated to prevent the wrong rather than providing a punishment for it after it has been committed. Rat meritorious r.s the proposition seems in its consequence, it is a question upon which the lawyers will donbtless divide. In the discussion we trust the kernel of the mat ter that Caldwell ought no longer to sit in the Senate will not be lost. If his seat cannot be declared vacant let him be expelled. The grand point should not be sacrificed in a controversy over technicalities. We well understand that grave questions of law and constitutional right are not to be settled in any off hand ad eaplamlum style, and that they deserve the careful consideration of the best men in the Senate. But, on the other hand, let not essential justice be frittered in diluted discussions. Ix order to check the destruction of life in ISew York by the poisonoos mistakes of ill-trained and careless druggists, a law was enacted, year before last, subjecting all drug gists to sanerreillance by the State, as is done abroad. Ao person was to be allowed to compound medictnes or sell drugs unless he had passed an examination before a State Board, and received a certificate from them. This law has not dose its work as fully as it was hoped it would. At least one-fourth of the 1,200 persons embtaced under its provis ions have ignored it. Of these, only 275 hare been examined, although the Board has been in session since last August. Tie new system is to be credited with having driven out of the busioea twenty-fire or thirty of the Most iiifr nns class of drug- gi. sB HaBDWosdJBoH-fer$6.50mcordon the market yesterday. The demand was lively. 1VASIIIXGT0X. Sketch of Kansas Politics Pome- roy as Falstaff Banished Ill-Doing Caldwell. HarlanN Moral Calisthenics Xerns. u Route. Washington-, Feb. 12, 1S73. A FICTCKE OF KANSAS. Kansas appears to have lieen the corrupt ofTqiring of belligerent freedom, debauched, like the daughter of Giisiavus Adolhus, . i while all the soldiery of Protestantism were , . - away fighting out her ciuse. I he first ecuarer of thu yc said to have been lorn Carney, young Stale is a trader and shaver who became Governor, and got the maggot of the Senate on the brain soon alter the war. This is the same man who took $15,000 from Caldwell for getting oil the track in 181. Although beaten in politics, he is successful in business, and ha become a wholesale grocer in St. Louis. riFT-rAFF-roii. Mr. Pomeroy was also a wholesale grocer iu the important article of beans, not to mention vocal praise. He fell into the prac tice of all Kansas Senators, of being possess ed in fee simple by somebody else. Uaylord owned Pomeroy, just as Len Smith tiosserts ed a good deal of Caldwell, and Jim Legate of Cirney. Mr. Legate attempted to sell Mr. Pomeroy's vote for S1UU.U00 in the lm iieachment trial; and Gaylord, his brother-in-law, is a Xew York metropolitan at pres ent, with a clear million. Poiuenv lives at Atchison nominally, where he has a large farm, over which roam herds of Angole goals, trained to utter religions sounds and further stupely the men of prayer in Kan sas. These goats utter a cry which is said to sound wonderfully like the won! "cruen," and many of them continually do cry the same whenevery Mr. Pomeroy is known to be at home, so as to convey an impre-'.-ion of his orthodoxy. He lives, however, in fact and in intention, at Washington City, with alternations ot Massachusetts. He married for the third consort a very agreeable ami spirited Massachusetts lady, of gracious fortune in her own right, who is well thought of at the Federal Capital by r.ll sorts of people. In liearing, worldly tone, and understand ing, Pomeroy is the i-nperior of anyiody we have seen here from Kansas. To look upon, he is baldir-li, large, cheerful-faced, and looks like the proprietor of a large hotel who was fond ot having a clergyman for a guest. His most statesmanlike motion i the picking of his Iteth and the writing of his autograph. He bears no malice, is always gladder.e.I Io h ive an opponent make it up and be neighborly, and deprecates agitation, joiirnaliVn, charily outside the pirty, and all other Mich dangerous pre cedents. He holds it to be a more beautiful act of one's life to kick a Democrat out vt his seat tnan to exjiose a party a-.sociate who has stolen into it. In like manner, he would hold the door to prevent scandalous wit nersis looking in ujwn a good man tem porarily in temptation, aiid, if iieees-ttry Io comjiose the good man temporarily, would. have the door held ujKtn hiiii'elf. In short, a well-regulated, liodily-erjoying, inorally-squmt-eyed man is pomeroy, without in dignations, taltn'.s, or anything more than a business, lore of money. He holds that whatever is, is right. He went to Kansas when all the vouth and fortitude there were alert to compete with armed slavery, and the weapon was a bag of beans. The wind naturally resident in the bean as too many inventors know who hive sought to extract it took Pomeroy into politics. He came in, and went out on his be I ly. tithhim retires the nearest approach to Falstall who has Ih-cn in the Senate since Humphrey Marshall or John M. Clayh.n. They po--sesced none of FaNtafl's dishonesty, and Pomeroy none of his wit; but there is a veritable humor in the latter' utter want of moral nature, and eisy assumption of it Like Falslatl, he was once a General, ami Pliillijw Letters -on Kansas show him pirading around iu this title, like "Judge" Slnanaker subsequently in Loui-iana. In Masarhuttf, Pomeroy hid been, a member of the I.'vi-dj'.uie; this fact, the (Jeneralshi, and the beans put him into the Senite in the sime combination with that great border rntKiii of the North, Jim Line, of Kansas. His first term, like the ttcond, was dictingui-hed by that cloe attention to committee business and Postmisterships,:ind perfect indifference to individual expression and National influence, which Feem to Iw the surest roids to re-election nowadays. In 18G7 he beat Cirney and A. L. Lee the latter a General mbsequently in Bank's army. The only acts recorded of him in twelve years, according to McPherson'n political histories of the rebellion and recon struction, have been: Feb. 1, lSt5, to sub stitute the word "condition" of tcbellinn for "i-tate" of rebellion; in January. 1SC5, to admit the Senators and Member from Ar kansas a moral off-hoot of Kansas in lie publican politics; and April 19, 1S70, to make Georgia "the Third Military Dis trict, and so prep ire it for an election in the following November. This is his record, except thai he voted ''right" and Meadily with his parly on every question, from Stultification to S.inlo Do mingo. I do not believe that he would have ever sold his vote on the impeachment trial; he was too good a party man and too arrant a coward. Inide that prrty line where meanness could creep and le covered, he was like a jackal preying under the cover of darkners. But the spirit of a martyr to the faintest degree, he never tiosnessed. He lo-t twenlysix pounds avoirdupois in two days when the Legislature of Kan -is pa-ed articles against him for brilcry; and, when he arose to talk in thcsSenate, the other day, it was like Falstaff after the Prince had cut him: '"His ms was sharp as a pen, and 'a babied of the green fields, and it could never abide carnation; 'twas a color he never liked." THE BUNtil.IN'O RRHICR. Caldwell came up to the Senate by the good, broad, shameless road which Carney and Pomeroy had made. They had walked the pave until any timorous nymph could venture to fac? it ; the first step is lialf'tlie journey, but twelve years of Pomeroy might have made all Katnas Uildtveilian. The present accession " on the town " was gristly, little, and with no naturally immoral constitution. Nature did nut con tribute to his longevity those burly hips and shoulders, that back of the neck, and per fect flatness, of foot, which she given to her legitimate jobber in politics. He wa crawny, and the color of his hair was like th leaves of the nubbin-pine in winter, brittle and undecidedly red. It might have been seen with half an eye that-Caldsrell would slip up in imliiics, K-ing too vulgir and direct at it. He kpt no Amen gaits, exuded no oil on the soft evening before the Sabbath-day, and looked nut of place with a bandana handkerchief. He was, in truth, a wandering express clerk from Pennsylvania, who apjieared in Kansas just prior to the war, ami settled in Leavenworth City. Hav ing some aid from the Ei.-t variously stated by himself to he derived from Cam eron and bcott, he picked up money in speculation, and, in company with an uoed ucated, but adroit, team-contractor named Leonard Smith, he shared in the profits of the overland trade from rort Leatenwonh to the Plains, being first book keeper, and ultimately General Superintendent, of the Overland Freighting Company. They are so given to slander in Kansas polities that there is no reli-ince to be placed upon the charge that he undid his employers by peep ing at their proposals, nor that he claimed to be a cousin of Simon Cameron, nrr that he said Tom Scott would back him for the Sen ate to any amount. The business of freighting to the amount of two millions per annum gave Mr. Caldwell "claims" on the Quarterma-ter's Department, of course. Nobody ever worked for Government who was not entitled to "relief." Some years, subsequently, these claims, and the decline of Leavenworth real estate, some experience which he had in getting possession of the Delaware dimin ished reserve lands in 1SG5 (price $2.50 per acre), and interests in a couple of railways, started Caldwell upon the race for the Sen ate. He proclaimed his intentions in the autumn of 1370. In two months he "fixed" the Legislature bv taking the adv'ce of Len Smith, going boldly into the market for votes, and startling public impulsiveness in Kansas by stating that the pecuniary re sources "behind him" were illimitable. The average man nut there is said to run for the Legislature from his youth np, and it was fashionable to sell one's vote, when success ful, in order to snow a peaceful and accom modating mood, and keep real estate steady. Mr. Caldwell raid away, as has been shown by the testmony and by the bank books, $SS,091 rai'cA han bee diteorered. He made his campaign in just three months, boaght the bosom friends of Mr. Sidney Clarke, bought High, Low, Jack and' the Game, and was elected at the dropping of the hat. He was not a natural politician.' He was menaced by all the other defeated candidates to whom be would not makecontnbationa in an eleemosynary war. Moreover, bis Icav enworth property declined. Credit Mo bilier came in malapropos and aroused the conntry. He found Carney and all the set poking his checks at him. And, in the hnrly-burlr, despite the earnest intercessions of "pal" Harlan, the great forerunner and ' progenitor of Caldwell, Mr. Pomeroy, was ostracised by the Legislature on the paltry showing of $7,000, cash in hand. For this small and perfectly Innocent con'ideration. Mr. Pomeroy was deserted even in Kansas. Thus w. the viMerof the discontent Made rel-liotiuianur y thij turn cf York ' (shillings understood;. Mr. Harlan and myself do not believe this story. We quote the hymn to ourselves, beginning: Hribe. i He bribe, e kaov not wbst they mean; Hrit-i from ttiedepth of some dlrtae dropjir hlsa la the heart sail gather 1 1 Ih- eyes, In loAlnoa the nappy Kansas field, Aud thinking of the teans lhat are a more. Harlan says thus, in the Daily Benedict Arnold, which he publishes: " It is about time for the opposition press to discover that the people are heartily sick of this corruption of those members who were inveigled into the purchase of A little Credit Mobilier stock. The amount they re ceived was too ridiculously small for such noise." This is the first time we ever heard the young lady's apology for her foundling aj plied in State questions: " Please, sir, it's such a little one! ' TAKTICLEi OF TlVST. The Boston Journal has abandoned Dawes, and wheeled over toBautwell lor the Senate. This acce-Mon of Email particles would be of no consequence in itself, did it not show how the Credit Mobilier works. There is something afloat ahout the coun terfeiting of Sioux City railroad bonds; about their imposition upon the Treasury through the corruption of officials; about tracing them as articles of bribery into dis tinguished hands; and about pending dis closures which shall make William Tweed allege with confidence that he is the most honest public man iu America. The North Pacific Uiilway people deny that they had any intention of asking for bonded aid to help their road; but there is reason to believe that the Credit Mobilier pauic led to this sober second thought. If the people do not stamp out this sys'em of railway-corruption now, it will stamp them out. Had we swindled 'he Government of the Lnited States, twjjured ourselves, and proved the unea-y-rraven which James Brooks has done, we would have avoided the Confession ol imbecility as well. Last Thur-diy, B.-ooks called up Dan Voorhecs, Gus Schtll, and Betk, of Kentucky, to prove that he had "never influenced them" to vole for the Pacific Railway. Probably not. He could influence nobody who knew him, but a thousand negatives could not prove even this What did he get the 150 shares for? What did he take an interest in the road fur, though a Government Director, contrary to la? What did he slander Hugh Hastings for, and persecute him to the edge of the Capitoline dungeon? What did he slander M'Comb for? What did he appeal to Almighty God fori w'h mn-rwus guilt in his 1j-"itii at the time? Caldtll, of Kansas, when asked if he would swear to his defence and confe (ion made Ia"f Mnndiy, replied tint he prefernd it to go "upon his Seiintoiial honor!" Hoe different this frank conduct fioui these Kejirtsentalives who commuted more actionable jierjury! General Grant refund to sign the bill 'to quiet land titles" in Iowa, which vn fath ered by Frank Palmer, of Des Moines, wno has Ucn voted out of the next Congress by his feilow-citizecs, partly in disgust at his inhuman persecution of John A. Kasson. Kason made a fauz juts many years ago, which was attended with domestic and polil cal onscquenccs which might well have ouclud the heart of any chivalrous compet tor. Not so i:i Iowa, however, where the IHiliticians can quiet land-litles with more alacrity than Hruiit a bruised i-pirit to forget itself. Mr. Palmer elected and rc-eltcted hinr-elf upon lhat one qudificatii.n of Kas son'ssiii, a tin, !. it said, which wrought no iriiiry beyond the doer's own thrtshhold. The campaign made agiin-t Ka.-son (ailed la't summer of its on contemptiblencss. To revel in a fellow-man's pain; to hold out his heart upon a kuite, and thow the one old sput in it forever; to kci malice upon ven om, and swesr, when once down, an erring countryman eh ill not get ni'on his feet, hut be staniptd there and all lo elect Frank W. Palmers three times, this was very like the performance ol a coward; and it not onlv beat Palmer, but it beat him so bully tli it he is about to move to Chicago, cxtinUihed. Between times, the hill passes to quia other men's titles, a bill paed in the face of the jirolcsts of forty thousand jietitioners. The President refused to give the bill his signature, but did only half his duly. An investigation is necessary upon this puljcet, and it is to be hniied that Kasson will come here in the month of March and begin it. There are two titles quieted in Iowa, to scaU in Cougresa at any rate. GatH. SKSATOK POUF.KIlY. York. r Kansas, t-Mifi. -pecial dispatch to the N. V. Times. W.iiisgto.v, Feb. 17. The Pomeroy bribery investigation was begun at 15 o'clock this afternoon, and two witnesses were exam ined. Nothing rc-al!y now was developed. York told again his story, which has been publMied already. He was subjected to a brief but very pointed cross-examination bj Judge Horton, the counsel for Mr. Pomeroy. Hon. Caleb Cu-liii'g also appeared for Mr. Pomeroy; but, the committee having de cided to admit only one ejunsel on each side, Mr. Cushing simply remained by Judge Horton's side to assist him by way of sug gestions. The cross-examination was- con ducted with great ability, and laid the ground for a fctrong defense, which, how ever, was only pmiiliy dereloped. A Mr. Siuitnin announced himelf with some pomp as courj-el for I he S'ale of Kansas. York admitted that his statement before the Joint Committee was full of exaggerated state ments, and he would not now swear as he did publicly, at the end of the speech, to- i'.s truth in every par ticular. Several of its specific statements were disproved, as for instance his story of havingbeen searched jut lieforc entering Mr. Pouieroy's room, and having exhibited the $2,000 immediately on coming out. W. A. Johnson, who was one of those in the scheme, was examined, but his evidence was valuelo-s. and it was clearly demon strated that York's testimony would he the only direct evidence that the money he hhowrd in joint convention came from Sena tor Pomeroy. Some questions which were aked him lead to the MipputOlion that the conversation between York and the Senator at the time he alleges the $2,000 was given to him, was overheard, and that I he hearer will lie produced in the defence. But York's -tory nas icry explicit and detailtd, in some parts quite plausible, and in others on the lace ahVnrd. York makes an unfavorable impression, and he is estimated at a pretty mean price, even "by the worst enemies of Mr. Pomeroy. His connection with this ! flair, as well as his alleged hlackmiiling of Pomeroy la-t winter, has excited a reatdeal of curiosity to see him. Thus fir f wenty-or.e witnesses have b;en summoned in the inve- tigition. A Kant oa the Rampage. A retired clergyman rends an account of a little affair that happened in hi place. It appears that there was a young woirnn, a finepirited girl, engaged at a waxhtub op tKiitc an open door. Just behind her waa a joung man, a is seiierallthe tie, and in the yard was an old buck that was allowed the freedom of the premise, which U not always the ca?e, tre arc glad to say. Well, thu old buck came to the door .1 nd looked in, and the joung man, going behind the young woman, pointed hi finger straight at the buck, and the old fellow recognizing at once the prein,; character of thi- mute invita tion, put down his head and dashed forward and the miserable man stepped to one side and lied, and the yourg woman, nncoscions o! the arrangements,- received the awful shock without warning, and passed over the tub, and the air for an instant appeared to be full of slippers, and wet clothe and soap, and hot water and rud. And the next mo ment that goat came flying out of the door at a dreadful speed, bald the whole length ot his spine, and with a wild lojk in his eye. And for an hour afterward he stood hack of the barn, scratching his chin, and trying to recall all the circumstances in the affair. Donbury Acres. Somebody his utilized pet and ether names, thus: For a printer's wife, Em; for a sport's, Bet-ty ; for a lawyer's wife. Sue; for a teamsters wife, Carrie; for a fisher man's wile, Xet-ty ; for a shoemaker's wife, Peggy; for a carpet man's wife, Hat-tie; for an auctioneer' wife, BioVdy ; for a chem ist's wife, Ann Eliza; for an engineer's wife, Bridge-it. k n,. Tlie CiaW nominates Judge Morton, of Topeka, to fill CaldwcU'a place. Consider ing that ne hasn't $7,000 to spend oa Us ejCCUUBf uue as a uuw aw. nation. -Troy Bepublican, fePECCH OF BEXATOK WlITIEat vre.t EiEarnsu hucmc- TUBESFKOX TAXATION. House Bill No. So being under considera tion in the Committee of the Whole, Mr. Winter said: Mr. Chairman .-1 shall oppose the passage of this bill because I believe it is in contra vention of section 1 of article 11 of the Con stitution of the State of Kansas, which pro vides "that the Legislature shall provide for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation; but all property used exclusively for State, county, municipal, literary, edu cational, scientific, religious, benevolent and charitable purposes, and personal property to the amount of at least two hundred dol lars for each family, shall be exempted from taxation." Theframersof this constitution wisely provided that all property shall be assessed and taxed on a basis of equality; not only so, but a superlatively wise pro vision is made in this section specifically defining what property shall be exempt from taxation; not a foot of land nor a dollar's worth of personal property, beyond.what is here specified, can be eieinplei by the Legis lature from taxation. Will Senators do an unconstitutional act pass an nnconstilU' tional law, to induce capitalists to come to Kansas to eataDiun manufactures in our cities and towns ? Will Senators pais this bill which will place the power in the hands of the County Uommiasioners in certain ccunties to exempt any class or all classes ol manufacture from any and all tax ation, except for State purposes, for a term of years not exceeding fifteen years? Will wuu uchijm au uic uuuuiKtuicn ajrcauj I established here? l nope not. liut, passing try me unconstitutionality of this bill, let us look at it from the stand point ot justice and equity. If this bill shall become a law, the County Commissioners will have the power to exempt all our flour-ing-mills, wagon-factories, carriage-factories, foundries, malt, beer, and ectn trAuI-y-fac- lories: in short, every variety of manufac turers. Who is so-blind as not to see that if this bill should become a law that millions of dollars of real and personal property, now on the tax-list, will be excluded therefrom, and just tht amount will have to put on all the remaining proierty, real aud personal! Would this not be au act of injustice? Shall a sjiecial cla-s of men be exempted from tax ation? Shall the rest of the people of the State bear all the burdens of maintaining the government ol the state, county and town ship? Shall one class be made rich and the rest be the "hevcr of icvud and drtitcen of viatcr'T Who would not engage in almost anv law ful business if the Legislature, by a law, will exempt all the property employ fd in his business? If the Legislature of Kinsas must make this kind of Iegu lit ion to induce manufacturers to come here, for the purpose of enriching our peoi.le. then, fir, let me propose to Sena tors that I can suggest an enterprise, that if proerly prosecuted in Kansas, will bring more real wealth into the sta'e than "any manufacturing that can be established here. I refer lo the wool-growing business. My observation has been this: lhat in all dis tricts in the Northern or Middle States. where wool-gi owing has been made a busi- ne.s, fucIi as Duchess coanty, N. Y.. Wash- ingtou county, Pa., Brook coun y. West Vir ginia, Harrison and Licking counties, Ohio, it his enhanced the real wealth of those communities vastly more in proportion to the number of persons engaged in the busi ness, than any o her busmew known to me. I will engage to brirg into Leavenworth county 10,000 of the very best ol American Morino sheep, provided that tho Legislature will etempt such sheep, together with all the lands necessary to keep them on, with all the neo-ssary teams aril farming implements to carry on the business. O.her gentlemen en gaged in other slock business, I feel assured, will make the same (.tier. But I ask, who will favor class legislation like this? I can not for one moment bring my mind lo com mit so gross an outrage upon my constitu ents; neither do I believe that Senators here will recommend the passage of such a mon strous hill as the one now under considera tion. An iBKSBlaua Inatraosent. Dreg, a mechanic of Genera, produced a clock which excelled all others in ingenuity. On it were seated a negro, a shepherd and a dog. When the clock struck, the shepherd played six tunes on his flute, and the dog ap proached and fawned upon him. This won derful machine was exhibited to the King of Apain, who was greatly delighted with it. " The gentleness of my dog," said Dror, "is his least merit. J f your Majesty touch one of the apples which you see in the shep herd's basket, you will admire the animal's filelity." The King look an apple, and the dog flew at his hand, barking so loud that the King's dog, which was in the room, l gan to bark also. At thi, the courtiers, not doubting lhat it wa an aS'airof witchcraft, hastily left the room, crossing themselves as they departed. Having desired the Minister of Marine (the only one who ventured to re main) to ask the negro what o'clock it was, the Minister did so, but received no answer. Droit then observed that tho negro had not yet learned Spanish, upon which the question was repeated in French, when the black im mediately answered him. At this prodigy, the firmness of the Minister alo forsook him, and he retreated precipitately, declaring that it must be the work of a supernatural be ing. ttruator Pomeroy. Each succeeding development in the Pom eroy investigation adds to the belief that he was the victim of a foul conspiracy. The unblushing effrontery of the witnesses against liiiu, ulio ?dmit that they were guilty ol the gro?e,t violations of all the principles of even ordinary dtrencyand manhood, have aroused a decided symiuithvin his liehalf. It is now understood that proof is forthcom ing to show that a clique of gamHers in Kansaa ha 1 made a pool and wagered S50, 000 that Pomeroy would be defeated. Yolk and his delectable crowd of followers were the tools of the gamblers in aficcting the f uc oss of the gamblers' wager. lla.-'iiwv.'ijn JlruuMicnii. aid writ. The rcjnrt of the Committee in Ihe Cald well c-.-e, U to be called to-day, and Ihe di cuivion on it adoption promises to be lively. It h generally concede! by the leading jour nal', that Morton' recommendation will he deleated, n- it is rimply made by lhat pert gentleman fur political effect. That the facNin theci.- do not sustain Ihe reorf, and hence the recommendation fiiN of i'aelf, to say nothing about the questionable ground auned in the premises. It is now certain that Caldwell can't nor won't be unseated, and the a.-nrance gives hi friends no small measure of satisfaction. What his enemies may think or feel over his great triumph and their terrible humiliation, miy be better imagined than dercrihtd. But there is mourning in Ihe home of "Daniel the I'rophet." Call. "Daniel the Prophet" would have Joseph remember the story of the coat with many colors. Trust cot your brethren, Joseph. Tficy will sell you out. AVlt kn a woman has a hen to drive into the coop, ihe lakes bold of her hoops with both L bands and sbakia them qnietly toward the delir.quent, and says: "Shew! there." Tbe hen take' one look at the object to convince herself that it is a woman, and then stalks ui.'JTrticalljr into the coop in perfect lirgut of the sex. A man don't do that wy. He goes out of doors and says, "It is giugiilar nobody in this house can drive a hen but myself," and, picking up a flick of wood, hurl' it ihe offending biped, and observe", "Get in there, you thief." The hen imme diately looses her reason and dashes to tbe opposite end of the yard. The man straight way dafthe after her. She comes back again wiih he bead down, her wings oat. and fol lowed by an assortment ofstorc-wood, fuit car.s, and coal-clinkers, with a much puffing and very mad man in ihe rear. Then she skims up on tbe stoop, and under tbe tarn, and over a fenre or two, and around the house, and back again to tbe coop, all tbe while talking aa only an excited hen can talk, and all tbe while followed by things convenient for handling, and by a man whose coat is on the saw bock, and whose bat is on the ground, and whoe perspiration and profanity appear to hare no limit. By this time the other bens have, come out to take a hand ia the debate, and help dodge the missiles and then the man says every hen oa tbe place shall be sold ia tbe morning, aad pots on his things to go down street, and the woman does her hoops, aad baa erery one of those hens housed and contented la twonusates, and tbe only wound beard oa tba premises is tbe haanering by tbe oMeat boy, as he mends the broken pickets. Danbury Aew. t,,,,aaaaaBEwi a Jraira Hacg, ia still saaWiac aererely. His brokw ankle wan aalwdiy-woHea tbat tbe attending- fyaoaa wHf-d to d- FKOat MKAKUEK. How Caldwell Report is EeerlTe4 Jm taeOutrr. Comments oa Christian StatesataasUp, A Worthy Postmaster Xaligaed. Editor Times; At last our people indulge the belief that their long-wi-hed-fox bridge will span the creek in the near future. For this recogni tion of their rights they most, of course, be grateful. But now ihe query very naturally arises in the minds of the overburdened tax payers, why the $500 offered last summer, by TUB KAW VALLEY TOWS COMPANY, toward building the bridge at this place, was forfeited by the supposed guardians of the public interests the high Commissioners ? This, too, after they had acted favorably on the proposition and recorded the action. Then, consider the fact, apparent lo all, that the force of circumstances jnust compel a bridge at Stranger at no distant day. evinced by the recent action of the Board. Taking the above view of the affair, that reconsideration savors to our rural ideas of things, of OFFICIAL INDISCRETION. Perhaps, in these days of investiga tion into the conduct and actions of public servants, it might be well for the people of Leavenworth coanty to inquire to whose duplicity or wiggling they may attribute this loss; so that when, whoever has offended again asks for the suf frage of the people, the account may be bal anced by the voles of those aggrieved. roMEROY's DEFEAT is hailed by our citizens generally as ominous of better things Tor Kansas. The pait play ed therein by York is accepted as an illustra tive proof of the theory that "it takes a rogue to catch a rogue." Did ye gallant ad vocate of land office removals, enjoy a more enviable former record, than seems to be de veloping, as collateral for this later depar ture from the path of rectitude, he might be entitled, and doubtless would receive more sympathy, and greater credit for this alleged attempt to serve the interests of the dear peo ple. For a time we were in quite a quandary to determine why the "cuntsTiAS statesmen" exhibited such a fearful dearth of discerning grace, as to be so wofully duped by the wiles of the enemy; but it is all clear since the account of York a devotions have reached us. Tiiat devout man made such a potential, enormous, and unexpected de mand on the same source, that "Pom." must needs be neglected in a lavish ex penditure to sustain York in Ai'j effuru to leave his children a n ime, untarnisht I by political corruption. (?) We conclude this no ice by commending I oih worthies to divine clemency. The report of the CALDWELL COMMITTEE meetn the hcirly approval of the constitu ents of Alexander, in this locality. Now, let the Senate come up manfully to the help ol the committee and the people against the money power, and the public pulse will beat easier, becau-e of another evidence that justice still has powertopiotect the fair fame of our country. But it is not enough to investigate these rtOUS STATESMEN, and send them home. They must be branded destroyers of morals. Their fellow citizens must set a mark upon them, and make them feel most keenly the sting of their deep disgrace. Pol itical conventions must do for them, and with them what the RECONSTItrCTION MEASURES have done with the rebels -ot the South show them luck seats. For how invidious the comparison may aiqiear, the manipula tion of designing demagogues and pot-house politicians, is vastly more inimical to the public weal than was the open attempt to overthrow the government at the hands of tLe apologists for slavery. Liberties born of oppression, tried by trouble, and finally consummated amid the most TKI'.UinLE TRIBULATION, must he held inviolately sacred. The most jealous watchfulness and care of the patriot must guard the purity and sanctity of the ballot. Individual and governmental ex istence are essentially alike. The disease that attacks the vitals of animated nature, unless checked in the incipient stages, under mines the sys'em and causes dissolution. So the mendacious practices of M novices" in politics is no less surely sapping the life giving principle of the Government, and unless AS AXTIIWTE IS FOUND. and speedily applied, will just as certainly be followul nv irretrievable ruin of all that is good and desirable in our beloved Govern ment. It might do "lo decry against tbe inevi table," yet conviction compels the assertion, that the perpetuity ol government by the people for ihe TEOrLE DEMAND tbat the voice of mankind enters its moit rolemn protest, and at once sets iu forces against any, and every attempt to make of State Legislature' a sort of iolitical mart place, where men may barter away their birthright, a good name for far less than a mess of imttage, lo a hungry man. Society that groat and singular com pound JJUaT TAKES cnRNIZAXCE of there things. The words embezzlement, misdemeanor, and equivocate, Usually se lected, lo dignify crime, must be laid on the hinder shelve', while the good old-farhioned term? stealing, swindling and lying are madedo do duty alike, when con demning Ihe misdeed' of the hod carrier or denouncing the crimes of the cjrmpt poli tieian. The fathers and mothers of our country, when discharging their parental obligation s, rural not neglect- to remind their oflspri ag that thtje arc the high-toned, exemplary. gentlemen, who would TLACE A PRICE on the position' of honor, rightfully the gift of the people. The judgment of tbe folks here, touching the position of Crowther and his "conscience money," is that if the Senate has a proper respect for its on dignity it must exjiel Crowther or make him produce the money. I would have liked to have said a word of ihe CUF.D1T MOEILTER affair, Lilt in my desire to give heed to the biblical inpinaion, and remove ''the mote" from our own political eye, my letter has grown too lengthy to attack "ihe beam" in the ayes of all the stock-jobbers that seem to luve had their names re corded in the diary of Oikes Amc, and will not for the present indulge in any eulogy of those patriots. There is a ri flection by the "note" writer from Sarcoxievilieupon the postmaster nf this place, in which the wholesale charge is made that "any one getting mail may know there is something wrong." This gives your cor respondent a right to testify, and in so doing must give it as his opinion that no blame at taches io the officer at this place. TLe lab-r and attention the office here is purely a mat ter of accommodation to the citizens it be ing a non-paying institution and it illy be comes any one to thus hurl darts, or impu tations at him who is performing Ihe thank less services of Ihe people at the expense of quiet, rest, and seclusion both for himself and at his private residence. Kicirr, tbangkr, K., Feb. 24, 1873. Tbe Caldwell Cane. Mr. Caldwell is ahout used up; the' com mittee has reported against him, declaring tbat he was not legally elected, and tbat bis seat is vacaut. The vote on the report will be taken on Tuesday, and it is likely tbat Mr. Caldwell will have to retire lo tbe dark ness of obrcurity and disgrace. How some men weep and wail over poor Caldwell's fallen fortunes, and how they rare at, the black-mailers who thus secure their revvnre! A fellow feeling with Caldwell makes them wondrous kind. We publish on this page the committee's rerxrt. We were almost certain that Cald well would lose his seat, hut tbonght if be didnl there would be no use for further m vesturations. ihe committee fcund such a maaa of testimony against Caldwell, and so many drcaraslancea amounting, ia them selves to proof conclusive, tbat they .did not think it worth while to take, acconat ot tbe little sums paid out by bio. They rbaad such ahundeat evidence of bit guilt tbat it was acsVaeceaauy lo mention every item in.the resortv . , W hope tbat tbe fata which has overta ken Mr. Caldwell will be beneficial to oar State. It will probably bare a deforesting eaVct oa tbe vampires who hare bata fead iagoa aad growing fat out of him aa; wtll.aa tbaaaolie. It will probably serve to loosea tkairria. aad coaiya, tbeaatoaataist from boaeat toil beraafter. Troy JUptMita. BVUhay to latateaeawtf. Washington Cbrawpondent Republican J It ia the intention of the Hooso Judiciary Committee on Tuesday next, rr the first day oawticAltoiooreaaUolttaiBad for that purpose, to present articles of impeachment against Mark W. Delahay, United States Judge lor the district of Kinsai Proceed ings against this officer were began in th House of Representatives, February 6, 1872, by the introduction by Hoar, of Ma-nachu- setts, of a petition from Eldndge, Uundam and to., and others, merchants of New York, for the impeachment of Delahay, for corruption, malfeasance and incompetencey' in office. The petitioners presented their allegations, giving facts, dates, AcT and thtse documents were re ferred t the Judiciary Committee. A pre liminary examination seemed to warrant a further investigation, and on March 10, 1S72, Mr. Butler presented a resolution extending the power of the committee. A great num ber of witnesses were obtained, and during the present sesion, the testimony was pri vately printed for the use of the committee, making over three hundred pages. Nearly every witness called testified to the shameless intoxicatioo'of Delahay, both oa the bench and in his private capacity of citizenship. Witnesses testified that they had taken bim from the gutter, and had frequently seen bim so much intoxicated on the public street J as to be scarcely able to walk, and that he had frequently been taken home in that con dition. A DRUNKEN COURT. A. L. Williams, the Attorney-General of Kansas, whose father at the time of his death held the office now tilled by Judge Delahay, testified that he had known the Judge since 1863, the time of his appoint ment, that he was unquestionably given to the use of intoxicating liquors to a great extent, both during the sittings of the court and during the recess; that he, witness, has delayed the bringing of clients into court for several days in order to have them sentenced by a sober court. The witness being pressed to state the circumstances and occurrences regarding Judge Delahay's intoxication on the bench, made the following statement: A person was convicted for the forgery of gov ernment brands, such as are used in the Quartermaster's Department for branding horses and mules. His residence was in Salt Lake valley, on the stage route between that place and Leavenworth. He had been con victed and was standing up for sentence. The speech of the Judge was substantially to this effect: " I have known you Mr. (calling him by name) for a number of years, and I feel very sorry for you, very sorry I could send you to any penitentiary in the United States; I could send you to the Dis trict of Columbia; but I shall send you to the penitentiary in Illinois, for this reason: the warden in the penitentiary there is an old friend of mine, and I will write to him and he will treat you like a gentleman." The next instance that occurs to me, in point of time, was within some two years. The gentlemen of the committee will probably recollect that, in the revenue laws, in one clnnse the penalty fir one offence made the minimum punishment imprisonment for tn years and S1.000 fine. In passing sentence on some one convicted of that offence, it was said that the party had no property, so that no fine could be collected, and the judge, who was intoxicated at the time, fined him ?I,000 and refused to fix any other penalty, and after having done so turned round to the crowd and said: "You have been a long time impeaching old Mark Delahay and now would be a good time to do it." That was the language substantially. In a great num ber of instances his charges to grand jurors and petit jurors were very facetious. He would say to them: "If any of you have anv potatoes to dig, bring them along and the court would dig." INGALLS TAKIS A HAND. An interesting portion f the testimony is that of John J. Ingalls, the Senator elect of Kansas, to fill Pomeroy's place. He was a lawyer, practising in Delahay's court. He had some clients of large wealth, and in a particular case, which involved fifty thous and dollars, and parhaps double that amount, Mr. Ingalls was very anxious to have the speedy action of the judge, in order to protect his clients, the judge drinking heavily at the time. This is the snbstar.ee of Ingall's testimony: He was in the habit of coming into the court in the morning and adjourning it without permit.ir.g anv business being done. It va necessary for Ingalls' inirpose that he should, in open court, sign certain precede or legal documents, and Ingalls was at a loss to know how he was to obtain the action. He asked officers of the court and many other persons what was to be done, and they advired him to employ Thomas A. Osborn, son-in-Iaik of Judge Delahay, and now governor of Kansas. Otborn and Ingalls made an agreement by which the former wan to re ceive five hundred dollars il he was success ful in getting the action necessary. The next day after the agreement, the judge went to the court house and opened court after dark, and signed the papers required by In galls. for this service a sixty days draft was givsn to O-born, but when it fell due the clients of Mr. Ingalls refused to pay it. and it was protested against Ingalls, and suit was begun, ile refused to nay Ihe amount. The following question and answer will give some idea of M Ingalls' idea regarding the matter: You have stated that n suit was institu ted against you on that draft. Did yon noti fy any one, and if so, whom; what defense you would set up to that rait if it were pressed? A. I addressed notes concerning the matter oneto Thomas A. O.born and one to Judge Delahay, notifying him in substance, that suits had been brought against me on tlat draft; that it was unpaid as I bad no per sonal liability in the matter, so that I hoped the suit would be withdrawn. In conversa tion with Judge Horton, who was oce of the attorneys for Osborn in the matter.. I stated to him that I was not perssnally liable, and did not propose to pay it if I could avoid it by any legal de'ence, and that I should de fend against it by every means in my pover." It dots not appear that Ihe diaft was ever paid. rCBTTIER TEamtoxY. Another member of the bar, G. W. Click, lestiBed as follows, referring lo a case that had Ik en argued: Tbe next morning he Cime into court, and opened court and de cided the case. He didn't give any pirtic ular reasons for it, onlv stating that he had examined the authorities and the western authorities, and he decided to be corerned br them, and while the Xew York author ities were entertained by him, he considered that the Supreme Court of lhat State did not anount to much, as it waeompod of car penters, shoemakers and tailors, and Mich fellows did not amount to much. He gave no reasons except that for his decision. He then asked him for time to prepare a bill of exceptions, and he said he would give no time. It was arranged between Judge Dela hay and the attorneys, that instead ot copy ing all the papers that had been offend in evidence, they should be filed as a bill of exceptions hy giving a proper heading mid conclusion. and tl.ey were lo be filed as the bill of exceptions on Saturday noon. He came in and we told him that the bill of exceptions was ready for him to sign. H looked at it and shoved it hack. Says be, "Do you suppose I am going In sign any thing of that kind?" I explained to him tbat it was all documentary evidence and presented in the bill of exceptions just as it had been offered in evidence, that we had numbered each particular document, and the other party had admitted that it was cornet He shoved it away ami said, ''I am not go ing to sign any such thing." I thin turned lo the statute and read that which proves tbat the judge should examine the bill of exceptions when presented lo him, and if he found it correct sign it, and. if not correct, he should correct it, and he shoved it away, and says he, "If you read tbat statute tomeagain I will send yen to jail." The Judiciary Committee had been deferred in hope that the judge would resign, but there is no prospect nt it unless he is allowed to control the appointment of his successor. His friends and the friends cf his son-in-law, Got. Osborn, have appealed to him to save bimself frcm tbe impending disgrace by re signing, but baa thus far disregarded their advice. ArrenCesf. . Mr. Charles A. Dana was requested to at tend a pnblic celebration of Washington's birthday at Philadelphia, which was lo hare a special importantaace ia advancing the interests of the Centennial festival. Mr. Daaa was also requested to make a speech. Ia his reply to the Commissioners he re ferred to bis arrest in Philadelphia, some months ago, as he was passing through the city on his way from Washington to New York, because of his publication of the Keaable letter of "addition, division, and silence." He gave hail in the sum of $5,000, which be subsequently forfeited, oecarac be waa advised tbat he would not be allowed to prore tbe tratb of the letter aa a jastifcaSfaa of-ir pnMitalion. Mr. Dana baa bow datuaad the invitation to make an addreai ia Philadelphia, on tbe groend, I CTtoeauy, txuu aw is airaia to spear- in a coatmaairy. where a man cannot .tell the trntb without teisYanbject to a prosecution. for libel. He expressed tb hope, how'ev.r, that tb law would be chanced before the mi-hralinn of tbe Sacoad Hundredth Anni. Ttnary of AmerieaaIiidtdee.- CKi-1 eag Jribunc. I The Professor of Natural Philosophy ia a certain college gave- the class a "problem to think over during the night aad aaaam that next day. The question waathis: "If a bote were bored thronga Um eeatre of the earth, from side to side, aad a hall were dropped in to it, what motion would theball mtkioaak. and how would it com to a state of rest?" The next morning a fellow was called np oa this philosophical problem. "What answer do von give to this question?" asked tha I n . " ... .. I? .. . . . T. - . I not thought ol the main question, but of a preliminary one. How are yon going to get the hole throughr -----, -.-, ,..-. Anotiier clever gentleman has been de ceived by the hydrants. It was New Year's and he was rejoicing under the influence of about a thousand drops of joy. He ran against a hydrant, while homeward bonod. working long longitudes. He happened to mistake the hydrant for a colored boy. "Scuse me, sonnie," stid he, patting the hydrant paternally. "Didn't ran you down because yon was black. Grow np hie and be a useful man hie. Imitate hie my ex ample." And he laid a quarter oa if not zeland went on with a lighter heart and tb satisfaction that he had made one poor soul happy. LEQAL. Ai.jwhBme.at. Nathan Laid. 1 t. ; Cniptalnt ia Charles Pert aud f AtiacbvanU Lhzabeth l'eol, Itafcndanl. J riaiotlfs damanJ ti 40. T OTICE Is hereby given that oa tb l?th day of A.a rebruary, a. if. is., u. w. oyaaoor, a Ju.llio ol lb reara oflliab lraln township. LoiTrnwoith ccutit. Knau- Issued aa ordrroi attachment in ihe abuTa named caaa tot tb turn ot are doUara and forty cents, and that said cauao sill be beird m the 20ih day or Jlarcb, A. i. IS;3, at 1 o'clock p iu. G. V. SETMOLR, i. 1.21-wit Juihe,f tliIVc .4dwii:liririx' Kale. "VTOTICt; ! hereby glten that I will h!I at tb XV luuri houm- door. In lb city ol Lencawortn, V Ihe hiu-t bidder lor ca?b, at 10 o'clock a. bj. on Siturday, March 8lh, 1873, Tba followmz described real ratals. tuy. lying ami suuaieu m me city acu couiy ol lata.en ortli and a:ate f Kansu, to-wit: Lot number twenty (;0), in block number nfieeu (IS), city pror, s.iiu j.ronTty belonging to tb otlataol A. M. sawyer, deceased. MARTHA B. MITrllKLL, Ailnrntstattli of tLa estate vl A. M. Sswjar, deceased February Slh, 'ST3. febS4w Sheriff'!' Kale. ST'TEOF KAS-AS, I County ol LcaTenvoilh. In the I)i trlct Court ol the First Judi'l.l District oilhon ate of Kansas, sit log in and for Leaf u wortu Cuuuty, lu sua Slat. Henry Shirr, Plaintiff, rs I Case No. 5,3. Husli Klr!tendallnd I- lel a Klrl.ei.dall, lit j ft d Jams. . pCD.' 1C NOTICE is hereby giten, tbat under 1 and by xlnur or a special exrcutio'i trinitd rec'id and deiitriel, iwued out ol tb b.slmt iuttof the Hrst Ju.l dal Dlstiict of tho State ol Kansas, sittlot: in and for Leavenworth countT. In mid Slate, and ol the judgment rendered In the al-jie enlill'.l action, 1 will on Sa unlay, tb z!d day ot Match, A. D.. 873. at II o'clock a. m. of ai.day,al tbe Court House door in tb City of LtearenworiD, in ine county aDu Mate aioresaid, offer st public sale ami sell to lb highest bidder. for cah in babd. tbe following; described tract, of ami, situaf, tying ami be ng in tb louaty ol Leavenwoilh and ft. ate of Kan-aa. Banielr: Lota trTrnteen (17), e'ghteen (1S nd nineteen (IS) of i;urir. survey, wing a suouiti ion or Leaven worth City, thus des coated on th mapaaad re cords of said city, eaeh of the said lot. e ntalntag br ac rs, more or leas, all In tb county and Slate aforesaid. Mid property to be sold as commanded by the :ald special execution and in puraaancsof saiu juucuit'nt. inujiaa laaiaaiuv, Mierif! of L-areD worth county, Kansas. heritrUtru, Leavenworth City, February Ulh SriLLtsosA Fkxlox, Attorney', for riaiotiff. feMIwlw. Xollcr. XTTirn I herrbv iven. tbat on Thursdar, ll Mar. h Alh, 1873, au app ication ill be mad to His EvrtllencT, (Jot. Taos. A. O.borne. forth pardon ol Moses Davis, convicted of manaiauffhiar in n mini uesrro at me aiarch terra or tbe Criminal Court ot Leavenworth county lor 1972. MOsLS OAVIS. Vr his Atlornry, J. IT. Mon.au. February -.Knli, 1S73. feblQ-wZw THE KANSAS AGRICULTWAL AND MECITAXICAL ASSOCIATION -VTOTICK is hrreby given lhat a meeting of tb i BtoekhoMeri.f said Association will bahrld at M. H. liranfa office, in Leavenworth City, n Saturday, March 8th KTS, at l..'cVckp. ra., lor the purpose of changing the articles of Associa tion. M. S. ORANT. ) CIIAS. II. CHAriJT. I T. A. IIU-D, i Stcr.liotdeis. If. KUHtr, I CAKL MOLLEIt, I fft.2I-Jlt.lw t MONTHLY STATEMENT Treasurer of Livenworth County. The fullotring is a statement nfamonnt ol money in the bands of the County Trrasurerot Leaven worth County, Kansas, helomring to tb sparine funds named, an 1 the amount paid out ol each dming the month of January, 173: Jn't Am' I oxhnnj Dxtttrtnl. Towmhl . 3,015 19 330 2S .vhool it ai.sn si lz.cn vt -.u L'lV cmkmiiiki r uud l7i K 6'a lit ' ls;i JI S3 it im saz 21 ' ' IHTl 157 61 il " " 1MI 31 71 2.1 " ISO) 9.-.S Mate ItOSU Hoor Interest on 10 per cs boLdt 1,877 71 County ltoailv... I.S77 au Countr Uriilirrs. . Court llo-ire Fund of 1871 170 84 Itridrrs and .alt Creek llilL 2.MI 91 Oipban Fund... ... 77 s Ju.lsmr nts . 8.64 10 74 43 K 7a 85 GI.439 3.a 7,512 OS II 47 45S11 SXS2S ss 17,120 33 lll7g !0 44 1,423 53 interest on Lew 10 Kt lett. iwti.i... ... .. TaxS-ale Cert i Urates 2 4Vs CO Kansas Central Kailwae Co. I.SS0 31 fnt nnovirdueK. Ik. 11. fondv 1.076 M 44 10 it 3,819 71 W 39 411 3C 27.9.81 72 25 07 l ounty rxhool rund GI3 1C Court Uouhi Fu-cL (act. of 1721 ..21, SK 28 finking Fond for old 10 per cent bonds 5,623 32 S nklng Fund of 18C1 4s ". do do of 1870 12,471 90 'Irneral Brvennr Tononoxia Oty 257 7 L..A. AN W R. IC. o ISO 01 fuierettorM.R.r.ILB. nds'C 277 M do on K. P. R. IL do "9,732 17 do onP. a A F. D. M. 6,472 51 Interest on G.untv Bonds 6.60O 54 fe on old 10 per reut 1,327 10 1.027 M XVI 03 4,811 t 1,816 39 ortb, Febru- Officii of ounty Tiruurer, Leaven aiy3. 1S;3. GEO. S. SMITH, Coanty Treasurer. iVOTICE. Colored Soldiers AND SAZIaORS. AH Ctlored Jolliers or P.ilor. or their Legal R-presentstires, wbohav.itceived notice from tba Tr,sory Hefartraent tbat certificate have been issaed in settlement of their CLAIMS FOR PAY, BOIJXTY, Prize Money. Etc, And who have not received the amount, due them, redirected. In order to speedy piyment of tb same by this Office, and Wltunnt Fnrtfaer Expanse by naiBaaatSs To send tbelr names, with Post Office address, to tbe Adjutant General t . H. Aran, fl'aaa ingTorf, I'. IN They should alo state In vThnf rempa.y anil Keclaaemt tbhr vlee an stesseirrest. E. D. TOWNSEXD, Adiutant General. Waa DiriVTMitST, Adjutant MeBeral'p Office, Washington, I. C, Feb. 1, 1973. itblS-wtt PUBLIC AUCTION. I willsell at puUle auction, Oa laeftelaT. March 11. 1873. The tnllowln: described Real Estate. The east i of the B. E.iit sec 33, town , range 22 SO ACAtES: 43 C.t CC1TITAT1W ! and enthned with Orage Hedge; tb balanr la Pasture, esclored with a good pin fence, (iood running water and plenty ot fire wood. A No. 1 Urehi rd. Just in bearing; a good well of soft water. A bTONEUOtlSE. 16x32 feet, two room, above and two below, all in good repair. With lu close prox imity to Ibe city of Leavenworth, make, a desira ble home and A Vo. 1 stock farm. It may suit yoo. Cms-sad see. MWfot further narliculars call on I L. Maekemer, en the prtaalaes. en the Da Soto tuna, toor miles sontnoiLavenwortn. or -M-.nnAw N. a. WILLIAMS. Aartiooeer. Far Hale ar Meat. The pi vt known aa Thorne Bill, situated two miles west of tbe Market boose, and contain lag thlrtr.eizht acres ofhvnd. with on thousand two hundred hearing fruit tree, goad bouse, barn. etc I win oner a rare bargain ir app lea sor ax one; would tax good residence in city for part i. parprr-a, o, aball and Conxressj oa Fifth avsan bstwara Mar assus. b j. rass. streets. fri.fMnr "wii fvaiir " aai.1 ii ihMir r. -: -. z: : r. . -zl. r LEGAL. Notice f Bridge BaUMen. Omci or Cocaxr dsaa. Lauvaa woaxw Cocstt. f CEALEDI raoroSALSwul b riTtl at tkU artsatoMtsy, Haick M, un. aatU IX aSirw7at thtpJ. lea said cress, la E riwniaiafkriuuM acnassUs: lace whsra tb county toad enrw Eastoa low, ship abon Bemm uax . im- . " to b bolli eroiriioc ttt fhlaM Aftal himSm1Jm Af D W Bars. Csaaty Eaaiaser, aa als In this oatce. Tb party ! whoa tb coouact auy bs awarded aball rater una foul ana tumoral Mod leriM mural per IbnBaiimoftbocaatiact; each bid to to accompa-v ntod by IIIW. aa a (uaraote ot good Bdtb Tb riht la marred to reject aay and all bida. A.B.KKLLKB, frbs-wtd County Oars. XoMco ta Bridge BuIMera. Omci or Cocstt Clbu, LaaTBawoBTU Cocstt. SEALED PBOPOSALi will b received at this alos ap to Monday. March 3d, 1S73, aatU 12 o'clock m., lor in building of a bridge across Bi rHrasger, n tb Lawrence aad Quladaro reed. In oatnua township. Bridg to be beilt accordinar to plana and apecincauona ot i. a. Kama, County Engineer, oa file la thnioflle. Tb petty lowborn tb contract may be awarded aball enter Into good aadaanciewtbosda Mr the faithful periorasaar of tb contract: each bid to b accompanied by 1100, as a guarantee of feed faith. The right la reserved to reject say sad all bida. A. B KKLLER. . febs-wtd County Clerk. Adaalatatraiar'a JUtlce. STATE OF KAKSAS, ) Leavenworth County, j In the Probate Court la and for said cewaly. In tb matter of tbe estate of Julias T. Beyrss. NOTICE Is hereby glveo that letters ofsrJmlnta tratiea have been (ranted to tb undersigned en tb aatal ot Julius F. aVyns, tat el aafcl county, deceased, by lb Honorab!, lb Probsts Cwrt ol tb County and Hut aforesaid, dated tb 10th day of February, A. D. 1STS. Now, all paw. bob Bavtas claims aratBst tb said estate, are hereby notlned. that they mutt present tbe asm to tb under Ign.d for aitosrsoc witbiu oa year from tbe date of said letters, or they but re pre cluded from aay bn8t of such estate, and that If aueh claims be not exhibited within three year, af ter lb data oi said letter-, they shall b forever barred. bDWaU HUTSCHE, administrator of th. estate t Julius Beyers, decease-!. Leavenworth, February, lfTS. fWO-w4w PaMlra.l.a Notice. STATE OF KANSAS, I Lkavxswobtb Cocktt. f " Ia 'be District Court of tbFtr- Jud'.la! District ot tb Siat ol Kanasa. sitting lu the County of Lesvsnwortb, la said Siat. Herman awnntag. Plaintiff, ) f A uguatus Eessels, Defendant-) YOU, tb above named Aucustus Kseeala. in hereby BOlinid tba' yo have bee a bum! by tbe -o named plaintiff, Herman SounUg. in. tbaov m.stioaed Court, and thataaid plaintiff has lied bia p-tition in said Court, lu lb above, entitled action last you aud tb t you must an swer said Mtiuoa oa oc before tb AA day of April, A. D. 173, or said petition will bs taken aa true, ami fodg meat will breud.ed see nlugly. oflhailiv iog nature, to-wit: A J u. lament iu f.vorot.aid plainiiS .gainst you lor lb.umifoe aoxdred aad .latv-nve and 63-100 dollar, wiih interest tbeieou .1 tbr rate of s.vrn ler cent, per annum, fro, to 1st day vf February, A. I. IS73, and Ur coals of suit, Ac, and th.t lb knowing described, tract of land situate, lying and being in tba Coun ty of Leavenworth aad 61a a of Kansas, namely: Tn south half of lb northwest quarter oi arctlan number eleven (II) lu tswuship number nlna () of rang number twenty-one (21) east of lb sixth principal meridian, be sold lor tbe satlafactlaa el su.b ludgment, and tbat a special lesuliea be Iraued to tbe dberlS ol .aid t'eunly of Leaven worth for the safe thereof, wblch said treat of land has been attached under and by virtu t aa order of attachment heretofore issued In tb above enti tled action. Dated tt,1.19th d.y of February, A. D. 1873. CLOCUtt WHKAT. tebI6-dllAw4w Attorneys for PlalnUH. SkerlaTa Sale. STATE OF KANSAS, 1 Cocstt of Lsavaswona. j In tbe District Court ot the First Judicial District of tb State of Kansaa sitting tu and for Leaven worth County, la said State. William McNeill Cloo;h. I Plaintiff. I vs. I Case No. 11U. Willlsm Carter, Ann. Carter. I and John C Douglas, j Defendants. I Public notice ia hereby given, that under aad be virtue of tbe ludimeut rendered ia lb ahevo entitlrdV aatioa in and by tbe above named Court, and of a special ivuiioa issued on said Judgment, 1 will, on Saturday, tb 22d day ol March. A. D. 1S73, .1 II o'.'ock a. m. of said day, at the Court House lu the City of Leavenworth, in tba county and State aforesaid, offer for sale at public sal aad sell to tLe highest bidder, for csab, tb following described tract of land situated, lying and being la the coanty of Leavenworth and hut l Kansii. namely: Lot number four (4), in block .umber six (), in Central Addition t tbe City of Leaven worth, In the county and Stat aforesaid. Dated this 12tb day of February, A. I)., 1173. THOMAS LtONARD, Sheriff of Leavenworth county, Kansas. ClocuuA Wbcat Attorneys for Plaintiff. fel.lt w4w SheiiflTs Male. STATE OF KANSAS, 1 Ceuatyol Leavenworth. J " In tb District Court of tbe First Judicial District of tbe Stat of Kansas, eittlsgja aad for Leaven worth CountT la said State. Joka A. Haleennaa, plaintiff, vs. Charles J. Howell, afarr il. Howell, Ch.rlee J. llewsl. Sen., and William Coleman: frank Rabm. William C Totum aad William C. Ma lum. tenners as Galemaa. Kale. A Co. ; and Jamea Park. Jr.. David K Park. Andrew D. Smith, Charles L. Caldwell. Klcnard C I ttray, and David U. Smith; j-CaaNo-4,V aiao ueorg asuoMy, v. r. Adams, W. u. Hubleyand as. jaaaaoraugn, partners a Hubtey. adamaACo. ; also Jean Crawford and Unstave rJball, partner, aa John Crawford A lo. ; also J. Price aad W. M.Sima, partnrrsas Pries A Sims; the city of Leavenwoilh, and Henry C !. an.1 Jaw Pi,, hi. wife, defendants. ' J PUBLIC NOTICE la hereby givea that under and bv virtue of a soeclal xaaiition to n di rected and delivered. Issued out of ths District Court of tb First Judicial D'.trict ol tba Stat of Kansaa, sluing la and for Leavenworth county. In said State, and . f the judgm-nt rendered in tb above aotltled action, I wl 1 on Saturday, tb2xnd day of March. A. D i7S, at 8 o'clock p. m. of .aid day, t tba'ourt -ouaa door lu tb city of Lavcuwoiib. fa lb countr and tj,f efi,r.,Mi.i off-rat public sa'a and sell to the b gaeat bidder. or rasa iu sun, to iiowiog described tract, of land situate, lying .nd being la tbr county of Leavenworth, and tat. of oanssa, nasaelv. lots number eighi 18) ar.d line (91 la block number ighty..ls (M) In Leave.. Worth. I Ity pr .par. Also three (8) Iota In Davis' Addition to tb- City o eaveo worth, described as follow.: Paginal at tb I .reaction of tbe s.utbl neof Mary ttret ha tbe sestllneof Eiihm street, tbevue natb, (lvdrgmea ;5 .) on bun-tred and alnetv fret, thence (aooth 79 degrees 33 minutes) -est en hun dred snt foity feet. lt,.neort (lo drgvr.eZf minu as; w,t on n.mdred awl nlnety-el.kt feet, lotbM,ulb tin oafarv street then e north (79 de grees 85 lun.ute.) east ona bui.Oied ant forty lee t, toiheplaraof beglnnln. ylaeflve (5) .eras de scribed aa follow-: lommeneing at a Make ten chain, north (Va 10 degree. IS E.) .nd tour chains and aev. nty-fle link west (Va. 11 mlautee e. j oi in soum-eaat corner or s-ttloo tblrty-four (34) in Township bt '5. of Range Twenty-two ;z K., hence west. (Va. It d.gree. K.) five shams I., a -take, thenea north ( Va. 10 deyrees 15 minute. K.1 ten chaos toe suse. three east ( Va. 1 1 dorr. r. E. I Bv chalnatoa.uk, these south .Va. Io degree 15 E.) ten chain, to tba place of beglanlng. all in tb county and Slate sf.resa d. raid properly to I sold a. commanded by tba. mid special execution and la puissance of aaht. Judgment. THOMAS LEONARD, Sheriff of I eavan worth County, Kansas. Sheriff-. Office. Leavenworth City, tebruary 11. A.Dlsn. aataaw A EsoLiau, Attorney, for Plaintiff. feb!lw4w ftjherlara Hale. STATK OF KANSAS. I County of Leaven worth, In ths District Court of the Tenth Judicial Dbtrfot of tb Stat of Kaaaia, alttlag la and for Joansoa ounty la sail stale. TLoeaaeC athiaoaa.PLlatUr,) vs. ao svii. David H. Mitchell. Defendant. J PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby givea tbat under aad by vlrta of an exetutioa to ma directed aad delivered. Issued out r tb District Court of the Teath Judicial District of tb Stat of Kansas, sittlas; la .nd for Jonas county, ia said Stale, and of tb Judgment rendered la to above entitled action, I will oa Saturday, tbe Had day of March. A. D. 1173, at o'clock p. au of said day, at tbe Court House door la the city ol Leavenworth, la, the County of Leaven worth, aad tb Slat .fore said, offer at public sal and aril to tb his hast bid der, for cash la band, tb following described tracts of bind, situate, lying and being in tbe county t Leavenworth, andbtale of Kansaa. namely: Lot number eae(l), la blocs number tweuly-oo (21), laLalU. Addltiea lo lb city of Leavenworth, aad lot number two (2). ia said block nnmbei twenty-one (2IJ, in said Addition, and the south east quarter of tba northwest quarter of aetloa namber nine (9j. ia township number nine (), of range nasabex twentv-two(2Jl; all In the county of Leaven worth aad State of K ansae, laid prop erty levhd apon aad to be aold aa tba property of the above named detradaat. David H. MltehelL TAOMAS LEONARD, Sheriff of Leavenworth County, Kan'aa. Sheriff', eflo, Leavenworth City, Kaa'as, Feb ruary 12th, 1873. NoTKeaa A tiaovx. Attorneys for Plaint IC febllwlw Katlee teateMgeBalMera. Omci of Cobutt Cfcaaa, lauvaawaaia cocstt. SEALED PKOPOSALS WILL BE BXCEIVED at this eCeeept! o'clock a. at., JiWoy, JfarcA 30,1873, lor tb bnlldlag of a bridg aero. Nine Mil Creak. in Te.f.ooxle township, oa what la known aa tbe Knight Kosd. Bridge to be bail t accord lag to plana aad speciacatieas of D. N. "arses. County Kagl err. now aa ffla la this oSee. Tb party to eb.B the -oo tract may be awarded aall eater into aood aad aoaUieat beads forth fsiUful Berforaa- the connect. Tb risht la reserved to re ject aay and aU kiaa. A-ataUfJJJOt, kasai, ' 72-atw Caaaty Clerk. V 7 a -I .'! rti w .1