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P I WEEKLY TIMES. THE :s -- S LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 2, 187J:. Eitaolishea, 1855. I Vol.29. Ko. 25. CoBtertmtir IrtmbUAed or I D. 2. aVttasay, Jaaaary, 1S6I. i LEAVENWORTH 1 I; 1 3; Is- I) i,-. - 6 J" Pk WnW 0imcs THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 18.4. ( CUEBEKCT. Ktrue i cntiilrJ So sl;ut hslf a million more currency under the ie-ditrilusion claae of the nnv law. Now, a'l c ne5 is somebody with the fund to jut u " THE BEIDGE. "Vc tafce pleasure in rccognizieg tlie re ceipt of an invitation, from the committee of arrangements, to attend the grand celebra tion at St. I-oiii, on the Mi of July, in honor of the formal ojwning of the gi -tit bridge. The Congregational Association of Kan sas, recently held at Totieka, adopted a resolution in favor of currency contraction and sjitcic payment. Many jicr.-wrM have laWrctI under the delu-iou lliat the Congre gational Association was designed to con sider religious matters, and not to dabble in i-j-ucs ol jkjIUics and money. lroy K,hrj THE EFFECT OF IT. The new currency law increases the circu lation, according to the u-timatc of the comptroller, just forty-one millions. It re leases the reserves heretofore held by the banks, and fixes the ermancnt circulation at $382,000,000. That portion of the$, 000,000 reserve already out-$2G,W0,000-i-! made a part of the icnnanent circulation. VEBY WELL DONE. JJrother Taylor, of the Wyandotte Gazelle, announces himself as a candidate for Con gress, and expres.-es the hot?, in case he is not nominated, that tlie choice "may not fall upon a meaner man." Tlie Lawrence Tribune takes cognizance of the announcement, and proceeds to iuict ISrothcr Taylor's appre hensions by assuring him that there is no need of his being "worried" in anticipation of any such contingency ; whereupon I!ro. Taylor sees the jIiit, and acknowledges himself indebted to the Tribune in the Him of one. COHPLIKENTABY. Odr exchanges throughout the State all Fpeak in the highest terms of praise of tl.e active part taken in Congress by Col. Cobb, to secure justice to the men who have Ixen in the employ of Government under the eight hour law. Mr. Cobb has not dune any tiling during his term in Congress that has made him more friendt among tlie people, than his earnest elfiirts in lehalf of tills simple measure of justice The work ing ieople found in him a friend, and oi.e that tliev will not soon forget. NO POACHING. Tlie Patriot has been doing j! work for some of. our country folks at figures that barely pay exiK-n-es a bait, of timrse. It is wrong for city office to invade territory that naturally liclongs to the country press, and solicit work that u fellows dejiend K much iiKin, ami we are glad to note that tlie Leavenworth Timix do- not do it; the Champion deserves credit with regard to this too. SelataiLa CiV". JEvcr since this tiaiicr came into the hands of its present proprietor, one of the standing instructions to all our traveling men, has Jieen to take no job work at any price, which the local papers could do; and even such work as the local pajicr cannot do, we would prefer to receive through them, allowing them a reasonable discount. ANE2E0E. The to-called vindication of Hayes, the Jate Treasurer of Kansas, seems to have been a white-washing job. While the State did not actually lose any of tlie money paid out ot the .treasury, Hayes iil, contrary to law, invest the funds of the State for his private interest in n-ed to cash here were no funds in the Treaurv. Sao York Sun. That portion of the foregoing which gays 3Ir. Hayes "refused to cash State warrants on the ground that there were no funds in the Treasury," is wholly erroneous. 'War rants on the Stale Treasury of Kansas ate as good as green-backs, and there has not lieen an instance in many year of a warrant fail ing to bring the cash on presentation. For the credit of the State, as well as in justice to the ex-Treasurer, we Iioius the .Sim will correct its statement. TROUBLE. Thc'Anti-Monopoli-ts of Iowa met in State Convention at Des Moines, yesterday, and had a "peck of trouble" to contend with on the temjierancc issue. We have not heard yet what disposition they made of the ques tion, but it is probable their platform will ignore it altogether. The fanners arc gen erally in favor of Prohibition, while the Germans are almost unanimously against it, and as the Antics are well aware of the fact that there is not the ghost of a chance for them without the German vote, there is a very strong probability that they will sulior dinate their principles to iolicy, and make a platform that will front all ways at once and this they can very readily do, as the most of them are old-line Democrats, and Understand how such things are done. HASN'T BEEN SEEN. We don't know why the Ia?avemvorth Tixes, is trying to get that antiquated old granny, Winters, to come out as a candidate for Governor, unless it is to see how big a fool it can make of him. lola Bcgislcr. It is very plain to our mind, from the few words above quoted, that the editor of the llfjiter hasn't Iwvn "seen" yet. Kut it will do Fim no good to make a fuss; no more papers are to le taught The only opposi tion to the Senator tlms far developed, con sists of the Commonwealth, the licgitter, and Tom Moonlight The opsition of the Commontceallh is becau-e of a disreputable transaction which it Isn't necessary to men tion, the Itegister wants to get a little hush money, and MBunlight is jealous. The de mand upon the Senator to become a candi jjaS may very properly be called unani mous, since the whole State is for him, with these three unimportant exceptions. MUSIC. A plan is on foot by which the city is to be regaled with open air concerts this sum mer. It is proposed to give about two each week, or more, if ncccssarv, and we trust whatever assistance is needed will cheerfully be given by our citizens. A little good mu sic would go far towards cooling the atmos pheie during these sultry evenings, and would also be something of an off-set against the bugs. CWmoairea.. The idca.contained in the above "is good, and reminds us that something of the kind might be done in Leavenworth. True, we have no park or public square wherein the people might gather to enjoy such an enter- lauHneni, nut in the absence of a better place the river-front, south or north, would doverywelL We have several bands. 9. good as the country can produce, and the cost of employing one, for two orthree even ings isi the week, would be but trifling as compaied with the mental and; physical re laxsaisBaad rest that would thereby be af forded the people. What;couldbemoreen joyahle, these sultry summer evenings, than M Breaaeaade to good music, witfc m . siaiirfrsBsae other woman, on the south Out-door concert of fthis char- ' actcr would afford means of'.'rccreation of which even thos; mot emjrosKil In bii'iness . juirsuiLs might avail thcmsclvc. A GOOD SIGH". Our real estate dealers tell us that they are in receipt of numerous letters every day, from parties in the east, making inquiries about property in this city people that de sire to buy lots in town, or exchange eastern property for Kansas farms. This augere well for Leavenworth; it thows that the town stand -i well abroad, and that the people of the cast have faith in its success. Ileal estate is the purest thermometer by which to gauge a town's tnjejierity, and according to this standard Leavenworth stands as well as any town in the country, east or wot; pri ces of projierty are firm and reliable, while rents are not so high as to drive away the working people. A firm real estate market, a steady growth of population, and the gen eral prosperity of the jieoplc, are arguments in favor of tlie town, such as no amount of blowing can equal ; they are facts, which speak more for us than volumes of words. PEATEB. We are pleased to see that our religion people are placing more reliance in the effi cacy of prayer than in the restraining influ ence of the I'olice Court. Prayer should succeed where judge and jury failed. Courts trsy be unreliable, but fervent prayer in time of trouble has been the reliance of the righteous since the days of the old patri archs. Commercial. Of course our readers will recognize the above as the expressions of our good neigh lor, the Deacon, and they will doubtless lie glad to learn that he has not lost confidence in the efficacv of prayer. "This world is not a friend of grace," the old hymnist said, and it really seems as though he told the truth, for there apears to lie as much enmity in tlie carnal mind as ever, but it is refreshing to find one who stands firm and unmoved amidst the storm of depravity that is sweep ing over tlie world like a besom of destruc tion. Tor our own part, we are forced to confess that we have not as much confidence as we might have, in the plan of reforming the world by prayer; when we read that it only requires "faith as a grain of mustard seed" to pull up tlie eternal mountain by roots and dump it into the sea, and then re member that a whole meeting house full of people have m t In-en aide, with six months' earnest praying, to remove the little whisky there is in Leavenworth, we are reluctantly forced to the conclusion that there isn't faith enough left in the world to hitch a hope to. However, if the prayer meetings do no good, they will certainly not do any harm ; they will afford the reform ers an opportunity to exercise their faith, if they have any, rnd will not annoy the liquor filers; thus all parties will be suited, and we think we can safely promise, that if the temjierance jcopIe will drop their crusades and their prosecutions, and confine them selves to prayer meetings in the church, the saloon keeiier will very cheerfully con tribute all the funds necessary to defray the cxiicnsc of the meetings, for they all believe in prayer, when it doesn't interfere with business. DON'T LIKE IT. Tlie bill lately passed by Congress, and which is now a law, to comjiel the Union Pacific to pro-rate with the Kansas Pacific, docs not seem to meet with much favor in Omaha. The I'te says: While this bill may apjiear just in the ab stract, its provisions practically carried out would work great injustice to the Union Pa cific. For instance, the Kansas Pacific may deliver its California freights and passengers at Cheyenne, and couiel the Union Pacific to transport over tlie mountains at the same rates charged for trans-iorting acioss the plains. It costs at least fifty per cent more to o-vrate a road over steep grades and through an uninhabited region, than it does to iran-port tnem over easy grades, through a settled region that aflonls an opportunity for local trallic While it may lc entirely just and right that the Union Pacific road should charge a little more iicr mile through the moun tains than on the plains, it will take the Bee a long time to convince the public that it costs more to traniort freights from Chey enne toSan Francisco, than from Omaha to San francisco. Wc arc perfectly willing to pay the U. I. road more for carrying our freight through the mountains than it charges for the same number of miles acro-s the plains, hut the practice of the road has been, heretofore, to charge us more for carry ing our freights through the mountains than it charged the people of Omaha for carrying their freights through the mountains and across the plains too. That's w hat we don't like, and that's what the new law was in tended to.stop. The following paragraph, which occurs in the same article quoted from above, seems to foreshadow the course that the Union Pa cific intends to pursue: Under these circumstances wc shall not be surprised if the Union Pacific shall prefer to contest the validity of this new law in the United States Courts, instead of complying with its arbitrary and unreasonable pro visions. That is to say, the U. P. road, having suc cessfully defied the United States law which requires it to operate its road as a continu ous line to the eastern bank of the Missouri river, proposes to treat with like respect the law of Congress requiring it to pro rate with other roads. TO BE CONDEMNED. Tlare was a rumor on the streets yestcnl ay afternoon that the property bounded by Cherokee, Main and Chestnut streets, and which the city some time ago caused to be appraised, was to be condemed by the At lantic and Pacific road for depot purposes. We have not been able to trace the rumor to any authentic source, but sincerely trust it may prove to be well founded. It will be remembered that there was a project, much talked of a year or more ago, to take this land by the city and give it to the railroads for the accommodation of their depots, switches, &c, and the move ment was earned so far as to have the land appraised, but there it stopped, and nothing further has been done. The rumor referred to above is to the effect that tlie A. & P. road is now proceeding to have the property con demned, under the State law, in order to take it for railroad purposes. So far as we know, all the owners of the property in ques tion, would be glad to make such a disposi tion of it, andait is well adapted to such pur poses. Since the railroads have driven off the steamboats, business has gradually grown away from the river, and the property in the district referred to is now more valuable for railroad purposes than for any other. It is just what the roads centering here need, and what they will be obliged to have, sooner or later, to accommodate their grow ing business. As the town increases in pop ulation and importance, the business of the railroads increases accordingly; they are already hard pressed for room, and in a very few years at farthest an enlargement of depot accommodation will be an absolute neces sity. Hence, we trust that if the railroad companies hare not already taken steps to secare title to this property, they will do so at aa early day. THE SKTXK CASE. Tlie motion for a new trial was not ar gued yesterday in Atchison, but comes up next Saturday. "We have learned that tlie jury stood at'first seven for acquittal and live ior conviction, anu wouiu nave pruua bly brought in a verdict of defalcation with out criminal intent, but the judge gave them additional instructions which compelled them to bring in a verdict of guilty. At least one of the iurota stated that it was not his judgment of the case, but he followed the instructions of the judge in signing the verdict. Learemrorth Commercial. To the Editor of One A tehison Champion: In justice to tlie jury who held the guilt or innocence of G. Si Smith in their hands when they retired to the jury room, and fairness to judge Hubbard, who gave the in structions to the jury in that case, I would bee leave to correct, through the col urns of your paper, some of the misstatements made in the above article. Tlie jury in that case were out about eighteen hours before a ver dict was reached, and they stood at all times to within an hour or two of their final verdict seviin' for conviction and five for acquittal, with no change or waver ing lor about sixteen hours, and would have so stood, I believe, till the day of doom had they not been furnished with the instruc tions, as read by Judge Hubbard to the jury as they were about to retire to the jury room at the conclusion of the trial. For some reason unknown to the jury, the in structions a3 read to the jury "by Judge Hubbard were not allowed to accompany the iury when they retired to make up their verdict, and each juror was made to rely on his memory of these instructions. The con sequence was that each juror held his own views in regard to Judge Hubbard's instruc tions, and no verdict could be arrived at in this state of tilings. When this fact was made apparent to Judge Hubbard the origi nal instructions as read to the jury on the day previous were given into the hanjds of the jury, and a verdict of euilty was soon reached. And let me say that no "addition al instructions vxre given by tie judge tchidi compelled them to bring in a verdict of guilty '." Yours for truth, OXE OF TUE JCBOnS. It would perhaps be as well for the Com mercial to let the law take its course. Its frantic appeals to let Smith go clear only prove that the Good Deacon is just a leetle afiaid that justice may overtake him. TEEEULE STOBK AT WICHITA. Wichita ws visited last Saturday by cce of the most terrific storms of win J, rain and lightning ever experienced in that vicinitT. One person wjs killed, and sev eral others were more or lesi injured, while the loss of properly was considerable. The editor of the Eagle had a fine new residence, jast bein completed, which the lightning ih lee ted as a speeiil pciut cf at'ack, and after the storm it was fuind to be ilmott a complete wreck. Afier giving a description of tl,e building the Eagle rays: It was almost finished, and ihs boasthold wm looking forward with happy anticipa tions to the 4ih of July, the day we were to take possession. But ala for human txpec- tatiots! The terrific elecic storm that came sweeping down the Valley last Saturday evening took the shining mark and poured ihioni-h its roofs, walls and casing the burn ing fluid, the touch of which is death. The chimney capital, shaft nd hire was none, tlie rresting was tern tr.un its pltce, the oriel window hung loo--l- at the side, bereft of its glass and ctili" and every room except the kitchen ...s torn and wrecked, and the beautiful white walls marred and disbgured. t ive men were in the building at the time, Wickery, Anient, Hindershot, Fuller end Moll. Mr. Moll was thrown across the room in which he was standing and picked op more dead than alive. All the others, althonsh badly shocked, were in no way hurt, hor their almost miraculous escape we felt most thankful, for the lightning had gone all over the building, and down every partition but one. But we were not the greatest suf ferers by that tearful storm, as will be seen by a sad obituary printed in another column. Mr. Estill's house in the upper part of the city was moved from its foundation. The round house was raised five inches from its anchorage. Mr. Cook's barn was thrown down, bruising his horses and wrecking his buggy. The barn otM.lv. Alcser was blown down. A drove of hogs on the bot tom part of town were all knocked down by a stroke of lightning, and one of them killed. Mr. Bichmuod's house, west of town,hid the end torn out. A pair of horses were killed northeast of town. Other dam age, no doub', was done, of which we have not yet heard. The rain came down in tor rents, and the driving winds, baaring the dripping clouds down to the very earth, swept on with almost irresistable force. The heaven were.ligbted up with s continual blinding light, while the rolling, crashing reverbcrat oas of heaven's artillery shook the very foundations of the earth. It was fearful, and we hope we may never witness another ftic'i a storm, or be compelled to Inar itich results is it left us in its train. The Currency Bill. The quction his been raised Has the President not etulted Himself and trampled upon his veto and his memorandum in sign in the bill, known to Lave been pissed at the instigation and by the vote of the infla tion majority of both Honsss of Congress? We believe not, for the fol!oing reasocs: First The till is co. so objectionable as the one vetoed. Secondly The President ha shown by this act, after hiving expressed his views so plainly against inflilion, that be is desirons of working iu lurmony with tl.e direct rep resentatives of the people, even when there may be grave doubt whether on this ques tion the representatives represent. Thirdly The President i not a Cxsar. He is not, according to the spirit of his of ficial oath, at liberty to set up his will over the will of a large majority of Congre s, when he has had the opportunity, as he has in this case, of expressing bis objections to their policy and defining his own. If this were the first expression of cither party on the subject, the case would be different, but the President has already shown exactly where he stands. Congress, having his views clearly before it, has deliberately adopted a modification of the original bill, trimming off the more objectionable features for the purpose of conforming the bill to the views of the Executive and sriit it back during the final hoars of the session, as its ultimatum. If the trade of the country is nearly as dull ss many of our wisest public men icprescnt it, and if there were the remotest p opect that the measure finally adopted by Congresa wculd afiord re lief, the President wonld rsmme a grave re sponsibility in vetoirg itofl bun I because his . ,- i - i jm J r .1 r O inUlViaUftl Ylsws Ulllcrtu iruiu iuih: ui vuo- grew. Jouralists who are nut Presidents, and none of them are Presidents, may slash away on this subject, I tit if they bad a tithe of the responsibility rertirg ot Grant, thy might talk with a Utile more cinder and consideration. It is possible that the Pmidect will see fit to explain in some document yet to be issu ed, his reasons for s'gning thebill under con sideration, or he may submit his action to the common sense cf the country, Rochet ter 2'. Y. Express. Foliage. The following amendment, attached to the post-office appro) nation till in Congress, has become a part of the law: Sac. 7. That nempapera, one ropy to each ae tual aatacriber reiMlnf withla the county where the same ate printed, tn whole or la part, and pub lished. ahaU go free through the niaus; bat the time shall not be dellTered at letter-carrier oScca or distributed by carriei, nnleu pcatags is paid thereon aa by law provided. This is a triumph of oar hobbr, free cir culation of newspaper is the counties where pablh-hed. The meassre originated in the House, acd was nrst urged by Jol. UObO, ol this state. The Colonel deserve the thank of the country press and it patron. 7roy Lniej. Ieeoapt. If there still be person who think the world does not move, we refer them to the name of H. V. IccomBte, attached to the call for a Besablican District Convention to sossiaste a Congressman for this District, aed ntiiiil them that this is the csmejiadfe Lteompt for whom Lecomption wm tumedajad.tbe very mention of whose niwe, lem than twenty years ago, caused a slfddf every where in theFreaStaieL- Heisoaeofiha plssnlest looking old.featlemea imatua ahle. Itjsmytrve to tisajsWn their faith ia prone, to kaow ut uea. sMsKfcUow i a 'ammkar m good ttamOUr ttf the Sea jlkut fatty. lHy Cfcit. CORRESPONDENCE. Colambns, Cherokee ani the Zine WorksCrops, Miaer!, etc. Fjierial Corretjnnietax of Tie lima. Cherokee. Kas., June 22. Cjlumbus, the capital of Cherokee county, with its central loca-ion and beautiful tur rcundirgs, justly claims to be a town of note in Southern Kansas. Xature failed to cover the earth in this immediate vicinity with timber. Prairie towi s, though, are to be found in other places. Columbus has a park, with business hocsts faiiog it from either side. Owing, no doubt, to the unset tled condition of the titles ta the lards in this regitn cf country, Cherokee county has failed to adora her county seat with a fifty thousand dollar court house. The popula tion of Columbus is about tix hundred. She has btfoie ter a bright futcrv. Amcng the reliable busimsi wen of this place are these: The Kansas Hotel, Yiccent& Wood, pro piietors, is one of the best housis of enter tainment in this put of the state. P. F. Shackle bas a well assorted stock of drugs, which is bi sieged with purchaser. A. W. McGill is the efficient District Clerk. i W. U. Whiteman is the able gentleman whom the people tf this coiimy choje for their attorney. T. P. Anderson is another disiiple of Blackstoce. He is an able ai.d popular man. J. M. Bitter is ai aitjney of acknowl edged abiliiy. Mr. Nichols is Ju Jge of Trobate. Mr. McDowell, the efficient pjstmns'cr at this place, is busily engaged in the di charge of his duties. McDaniel & H'ggins are proprictir tf the Journal. Mr. M. Uktth uo'o hims;il all the lalor of compiling, originating and arrangirg the paper. Mr. liiggins is an old printer, acd understands full well how to handle tjps and ink to secure a fir:t-clis impression. The Journal is ju-t the size lcr a coantry newspaper; six eclumrs, wide mea-ure. To the ntrth of Columbus, twelve miles Is CHEROKEE. This place is on the M. F. S. & O. R. R, just iiside of Crawford county. 1 1 is not one of the old towns tf ibis sectun, fui i s exis tence dates only about four yesrs luto the past. Ttie population o: 'Irs jUte is about six hundred. It is a pi.r.e town, no timber being in sight, h'uirouoding it is a good i riding communiiy. In one respect at least Cherjkee has a positive advantage over cverp other town ol like size in this Stale. The cause of this is the location of the works of the Chicago Zinc and Mining company in this vicinity. Much of the trading by the men at these works is done at this town. The following are some of the leading busi ness men oi meiofcet: Perry & True are attorneys, skilled in their work. They are Lk M. Stephenson is proprietor of the meat market st tins place. Adam & Miller are the clever gentlemen who keep the livery, feed aud sale stable at Chrckee. Man'ove and Bellamy are dealers in gro ceries, books and stationary. They "hold forth' in tne postofEcebuildin;. Mr.Man love is also the gentlemanly poelmaiter at this place. The Occidental Hotel, T- F. Brown pro prietcr, is an excellent house, and people stopping at Cherokee would consult their own interests by remembering this. J. F. Gates keeps the celebrated horse, Black George. Dr. Jss. P. Bailey is practicing his pro fession at this place. He is also conducting a drug store with excellent success. The name of the newspaper at Cherokee is the Pharos. The name of its editor and proprietor is W. K. Goode. He is succeed ing well. The Eagle Hotel is a popular resort. Peo ple stopping Lere receive kind treatment. Dr. J. Knox Barney is owner of a drug store. In addition to this, he is a success ful medical practitioner. THE ZISC W02KS. These works are built about three miles southeast of Cherokee. Few people know what a grand enterprise is here being car eied forward. Even in our own State the masses ot the people seem totally oblivious to the fact of there being located within its borders one of the half-dozen zinc factories of this country. There were, of course, reasons ior the selection of this location for these works, the chief cf which was the great quantity of coal here to be found. It lies tlose to the surface, and can be obtained at a ccst of about three cents per bushel. The company own one hundred and fifty acres of this valuable mineral. Your correspondent will attempt to give to the readers of The Times a brief descrip tion of these works: They are operated by the Chicago Zinc and Mining Company. Three officers of ttc company are at Chica go. The names of these here are, President, J. C. Thompon, formerly a prominent member of the Chicago bar;C. F. Russell, Treasurer, formerly of Chicago, and J. Mo dica. Cashier, from ths same city. Our old friend, Capt. J. H. Smith, is night Superin tendent of the wotk. He is an able, papu lar man. He wou'd succeed any place. The cots ruction of the builJicg and the furna ce was begun in the month of November list, and their ronpletion datis from the middle of last Fbraary. This work was superintended by Capt. Smith. There aie fcurfuimces for smelting purposes. These furnaces are kept ''red hci" night and diy, work cot ceasing for a moment. In each of these furnaces ate consumed six tons of coal every iwenty-fcur hour. The rea'on it is consumed itr' leatfce the retcrts must be heated (o that degree necessary to turnto liquid form the calcined ore thrown therein. Ke'orts are cylindrical in sbap?, about three ftet in length, and eight or nice inches ia diimeter. They are made here of fire-clay, shipped from St. Loui'. No other substance, it is said, could withstand the fiery element to which this is subjected. And even for the preservation of ihee retorts the furnace s are not allowed to cool, as they would crumble to pieces, and cause great expense in the manufacture of otheis. In eath furnace are two bnnlred and four retort, aud as many condetsets. One-half of this number are tn each side of the furnace. The condrcrs aie much smaller than the retrns, bcii g alx.itt two feet in length, about six inches in diameter at one end ai.d about firir at the other. The retcrts are placed in the furnace the length of the condenser. Thev o copy a prsition cear'y Iiorizoni.nl, and the condensers are the feeders to them. Ir.tj the condensers is thrown the calcined ore, which through them finds it way to the retorts. Here the oe is subjeclc 1 to hrat as interne as any known on this sphere. This heat causes the oretoatsame a liqnil fcrm. It is then thrown into the niculds, which bear the companv'.s ft imp. It i now ready for the marker. The ore used at these works is transported by wsgjns from Jcplin, Mo. That State might have secured these work, had she shown a good toal record. The richest ere used in the manufacture of x'nc, at this place, is blende, allias black jack. Silicate is lo csd. The process of calcin ation which these ores undergo, previous to their in troduc ion into the retorts, is worthy of notice. The ore ia crashed and then sub jected to an intecse heatia a furnace des'go ed especially for this work. The object of this is to rid the ore of all imparities. This company turn out about eight thousand pounds of metal zinc each day. They talk of adding a rolling mill to their melting work in a sbott time. T 'fleet of this would, doubles', be to u..k their wares more salable. About one hundred a .o fi y mea here fiad employment; many i limn are Bel- grans. They work twent--'ur boor sad rest for the ane length of time. And to what work! Fadrg the lend glare of the furnaces, they sweat. They then drkk. Enervating i their wcrk. They reserve as compeBMiioB for their service from foar to eight dollars for twenty-foar boars' work. Few of them mve any mosey. The whisky TeadorgeUtbemcstofthat. Bat whocaa Mats them. There an sasss, asswersr, who are sober ia their assist, Ttsta, of coarse, can neks some awaay. It k vie that tb mas vlw isUorn tlmt - ffw nachasW)RadvsaeedaathaaitwT year. SosMofthesm do sot kaowwasm Saasday cotae. -. t".- Aamwlltowa fa teiag halt Ista. Ikj aameisWeir. IakantwBsMswjalsBkm. estsswi scleral satis aMats. H. F, Ws,atmopalpwttar af ths w, fa selling good Tery rapidly. In. his store may be foand-a gaserel stock of good. Asia the army, tarns! now receive pay of the hands for their fEood after each payday. The hands are paid once a month Richard sYytr, drive a back, twice each day, from the MBeltieg works to Cherokee. ETC. The people at Cilnmba and Cherokee get ice from .Baxter. At iiaxnr, tney get it at Leavenworth. Omaha, and other northern cities. It cos- the consumer there from two and a half to three cents per psond. Wheat will be ia the market ia these towns this week. Trade, which his been light all SDriag. will very soon be good. Politics are interesting the vote- s of this corner to some extent. J. C. Horton hts many friends, who daire to see lim next Governor cf Kaniss. Many regret that Judge Lowe has declin ed to be a candidate for retomication for Corgres. Cotton culture is receiving much attsction here. TheM, B.Ft. S.& G.B. B-, com pany kindly furnish seed free of coi, to those wishing to raise cotton. A a first class newspaper, there are large numbers of people in this part of the Kan s.s who give their preference to the TlsiEs. W. 8. T. THE WORKINGMEN. They Hold aa Eatkuustic Meet ing at the Old Ceart House. Severe Comaients oa the Attitude . of the Commercial Toward the Laboring Han. A Committee Appointed to Make a Statement of the Back Pay Claims. Resolutions Passed Complimenta ry to Hon. S. A. Cobb. The workinsmen held a Itrge an 1 moet enthusiastic meeting at the council Chamber list n'glt. Peter Carroll presided, and Peter O'Fsrrill was appointid secretary. The object of the meetirg was to appoint a committee to prepire a refutation to tie statement of the Commercial that the work ingmen, in trying to hasten the payment of the extra wages due them from the Govern ment, were "trying to g't lomelhing for nothing." The followfng committee were appointed: Amos Graff, Wtl.iim Donovan, Samuel Reno, Francis Lebou', Peter O'Farrell and Peter Carroll. Afier the committee were appointed, several interesting speeches were made in support of the ciiuse taken. On motion the committee mentioned above were instructed to communicate with Hon. 8. A. Cobb, with a view to tendeiing him a genuine Workingman'srecep ion, wLen he came to the city, aud the following nselu tion was passed by a unanimous vote : COMPLTMENTABY TO COBB. Whereas, It is well-known to ns work ing men, that it is almost slwsyw tl.e tutom for gentlemen who are elee'rd t" petitions of honor and profit to forget lit.. ci-!;ta-ents, aad escially the woilin cl-use, and Where), In our R jr.s.-nft , s.-p..-. A. Cobb, we have an nonoratl n. the forgetful cus'om of reglec ing o r inter ests, therefore, be it llesoleed, That we tender to Hon. S " . Cobb our moat sincere th inks for his r. U and generous efforts in Uhalf of the vrk ingmen enti tiled to back pay, and ih-.t we shall ever remember With gratitude his dis interested cndeavois to secure for a our just lights. The following corresponlence in leUticn to the back pay businees was read at the meeting; and will probably b? ot great in terest to these labsrir g men who were net present: Tbeasurv Department, Second) Comptroller's Office, June 19. ) Son. S. A. Cobb, House of Representatiren Sir: In repty to your inquiry, I have the honor to inform yon that ilie statement, with the accompsnjinj pspers, of Mr. Pe cr O'Farrell and others, clumsnts under the "eight boor law" enactuien', as called, was referred, en the 27th ultimo, to tbe Qnar-termat;r-GeneraI, U. S. A., for verificat'on of the facts therein a'leged and remarked. I learn that they were lorwaided from his office to CoL VanVliet. at Fert Leaven worth, Kansas, the 1st instant, with instruc tions to make an early report, and have aot yet been received bacjc As scan a tbe ca per are returned to this office action will be taken thereon and immediately communi cated to your address, here, or in Kansas, if Congress shall have adjourned betore the case is decided. Your obed'eot sei vant, J. W. Bboadiieao, Comptroller. House of Representatives, Washington, P. c, June 19. 1874 J Peter O'Farrell, Esq : Mr Dear Sir: 1 leceivcl your last 1 t'er in due lime. Tfteppr whi's? return you ask for are in tin hai.diof the Second Compt roller whither I had sent them for a mote specific decision, long before yonr letter came. I will try to bring them 'West with me when I come. On the pjy for the eight hour law resolu tion, yen see PJga)1" I ?s defeated on a rqusre vote. Iried it a an amendment to the surdry civil appropriation bill, and it was vo'ed down squarely. I shall keep peg ging away at thiemoticntotbeend.althoogh I have no men in my district inteisted in the qnetttcn, it will make no d.ffrrence with me. The Government made this law, and I mean it shall iet ect the law and pay its liabilities. ' Very truly, H. A. Conn. BACK PAT. Good News for the Laborers Un der the Eight Hoar Law. It 1 1 with great pleasure that we announce to tl o e entitled to extra pay umVr tbe eight hour law the following adjtuted claims ol civilian employees, just received from the Third Auditor of the Treasury, for payment from June 25tb, lStlS, lo May 19th, 1869. only the emp!oje ur.d.r the following officers are entitled to i ay, ana they cin secure tbe same from Gru. Van Mitt, at Fort Leavenworth: Msjor B. C. Cord, Q. M. U. S. A, Fort Leavenworth, Kacsas; LieuLB. McDonald, 5thInf-A.Q.M.,For!.RUey and Hark er, Kan.;Capt.H.Iamaa,A.Q.U-, Fort Hsrker; Capt A. fi Kimball, A. Q. M., Fort Hays; Capt. B. B. Laafer. A- $, M., Fort WalL-ce; tieot.aC.L. UratstoetUr, A.Q.MFort-Lrad; Lteat G. W. B. Stonch, A. Q. M., Fort Dedce; Capt John F. Borers, A. Q. M., Fort Dodge: Capt C B. Kirk, A. Q. M:, Fort Lyon, C. T.; Lieat J. H. Belhaarirt A. Q. M., Bey adds, C Tit Lieut A. E. Smith, A. Q.M, camp aear Fort Hay, Kan. Lieat H. H. C.Dsawoody, Fort Leave tr r'h; LiestH. A. HuntlegtOB, Fort L fcceawn.t't. fmrgeos.' Deal. Thi is from the Kasaas Gty Sac, which his same is Blom: It is a pardonable weakness ia Bostea di- vicei to exchange puff as well a aaJpitsoc caiknally. The Bet. Justin D. Fohaa'oh- terrts: " Whea we hear J Sparges Ja Loa- ooa, we aud that be was only "Wfktrl in aslait power by Kalloch, of Ksasss," aad Asa isauuiiisi ay an isctneaxai retereaee ia oss af his sermoas la "the wooderrel pulpit powmef tatwsaa, Feltoa aad a host of satsjamkeOMmss.' watch makes T!lojjfrisc ssoehieg faeas a. asamtaefcy elatrihalar; MvsjrllawailBlatsa I ?i' reaches V' r .THE INDIAN TROUBLES. no Oilicial Report of the Massacre at Medicine Lodge. lVIiat Brisadier-General Po.tc Thinks of the Situation. He Attributes the Outrages to Disguised Horse Thieves, Whose Only Object is Plunder. Settlers Said to be Leaving Their Homes and Crops for Fear or Being Murdered. Two Companies of Cavalry Order ed to Scout on Mediciue Lodge Creek. So many rumcr hive been sll nt ft r the put three or four dsjs, iu rrgard to the In dian depredations on the frontier, and so deep k the anxiety of c p'c who have friends' tul relatives in that ret ion of coun try, thafwede'erminjil yertcrday to get st the truth cf the mttter by direct application to military hesdquirters. TLe repcrler found Gen. Pope, commander of the De pirtmentof the Misomi, ba:If engaged in dictating dispatcl.c to be seat to the seat of war, but nevertheless willing to give audi- ence to a representative of The Times, and furnish all the icfarmstion possible. As was antic'pitcd, the reports so L'cIy circu lated during the patt two or three days are greatly exaggerated, lut have some founda tion. The Department have bad ncthirg Official from the scene of trouble, with the exception of the killing and scalping of the man Warren, near Fort Dodge. Nothing has been received in regard to the terrible marsacre on Medicine Loc'ga creek, and tlie general impresjiou at tbe post i that tbe entire story is a eanard, as no oilicial notification ot the murders have been received. Governor Oiborn, however, has been 11 xxling tbe office with dispilcbes calliog for troops to protect ibe settlers who, he Siys, are daily iuip:rtiniug him lor aid. Inicponse to thcie rtqtiests Central Pope has ordered two compsiiies cfcavilry, one from Fort Dodge aril the otl er from Fort Havs to make a fcjut r,n Milirir. TmIvm creek, but be ha no faith that they Will bnd a trace i f the red kin?. The General is under the iuiptefMci, and per hars correctly, that the murders have ben committed by roving banJs rf dcspeta.'oes disguised as Indians, who have inaugurated the raid for the purposs of getting arms and amunition and lie afforded a good oipntii nity to steal tock. Ttie action of Governor Otlurn in sending all tbe S ate arms to the scene of the troubles U not indorsed by the Department eommauder, is there imple ment of warfare will be more likely (o ba t:-ed on the buffalo than on the Indians, who are i1wi.vj committing such hcrrille depredation, but can never be found. When tlie news of tbe Crooked Creek ma acre was report) d, a company of cavaliy were detailed to tcour the country, but they could find no signs of Icdians. Even wcod-choppi r ercinipcd on the creek neir where the murders were said to have been committtd, knew nothing of IuliaiH n-ing in the neighborhood. As we taid be i re' the only cae of murder known to the Department is that cf tic man Warren, acd iheonly indicatien of hi beirg killed by Indian was the fact of I.i being scalped. Wc were shown sdvice from ail t'ie ). o nmsr.ders on the frottier, and while they admit the terrible tumors ellaat, r.d the general stampede of settlers, they fail to te port any si:n of ic! skins. Geo. Pope has the mot relisbla mean" of commun'c ition St hand, acd the b.t opportunity of jndfiog of the iinpendiug daanger if thrre really is any. There are good and sufficient grounds for h's stttement of the realcaue of the trctilh. The belief that this terrible scare and staaip'deis-1.11 the work of an or ganized bind or bn.Jj cf eu'.Iiws, robbers, and confirmed hor-e thieves i not at a !I preposterous. In fact all the cfiLUI advices point to this view of the cae. Gen. Po e bas very kindly and accommodatingly agreed io furnish any rjiible information' he may receive from the seat oithe troubles and our readers who have fritnds In the dis turbed section, can for the present rest at ets. The rumors so industriously circu lated and magnified a thousand diameters in regard to the depredations of the Indians, have worked incalculable injuiy in the fron tier tier of counties. Many settlers hiving but just fairly settled, and "being blest with luxuriant and prcmiiirg crops, are Heeing their homes at a time when all agricultural products will suffer for wint of care. The Government ba been called upon to furnish rations to the fugitives who are pouring in from every elirecticn, under tie impression that all the denz;n of tho Indian Territory are on the war path. The militfry tuthori ties are confident that the troops now in the field are a!cqtnteto the tak of protecting iheset'Iirsand of ptiUicga speeily quie'u to all further depredations, whether fioai outlaw or Irdiao.. People are a-lvpul to return to tl.tir homesteads and care for their rrop, as the prtsent exiitement w 11 soon blowov.r. THS MAHTYES OF LIBEHTT. Pierre Leronx His Literary Career. CarreittiiJci.ee of The Times: It has bfen the fate of all tlit si wht have devoted their lives to the caue of jcsiice acd Humanity, in every country and nil gs, to be persecuted on accouut of their rir.ci.le by the ruler o! the country in which they lived, and by the igco.-ant and retrograde public, who, unalle lo understand aad ap preciate their true interests and ths neces sity cf progrt siing, clinz to their old preju dices and indulge in thtir vice,"canidering every inovation er advocicy of reform acd justice as reproach to their ill conduct. Attached ts they are to tbe eld institutions, "ibey have eye, and ranot tee, ttr.d ears, acd cn-.ot hear." They fort s;e the light, but fearing to Its- tluir appa-cat .comfort, they mike a J o'nt of pers.-cu'iog those who attempt tJ preach reform. The list of tie martyrs of Liberty in J Justice is to) coDUthralle to caumerate,and commences with our first altempts toward prcgresion up to the pnsont time, Amonir these mart7r Elands Pierre Leroux, tbe illustrious French writer and Philosopher. It would Cll a volume to write his blczraphy, and we cannot in a short article undertake this ta?k. We will simply sy that his life was entirely devoted to the search cf truth and the advancement and welfare of Humanity. His came, in tbe French literature, stands among tbe illus trations of the Kinteenth Century, anl is known and honored by all those who take any interest in Science, Philosophy and octal reforms, throughout the world. To the astonished American public we will say that, while a word of adhesion to the Im perial government would ha vc prccurcj him riches and honor, in the ey. ny, true to his cause, the old Vul'.o i 'untarily took tbe road to exile rn Jversiiy courageously. He re France shortly after t! c smct . red his theological researches on u.. . I of the Bible, snd tbr"w alight c.t t!' ts -bjtcJs which he treats, vhile tv. i s. tree aad Only ratios 1 menur? ol s- i cf the myths cootaiacu in the Sacred h'ojk. Uc fortnsateiy death came too soon, and his work lcmiins unachieved. He died in Paris, a short time) after the Prussian had raised the siege of the French metropolis, ia hi itTSBty-foorth year. DanBC hi literary career, Pierre Ltronx wrote the matter of twenty volumes octavo. As bis writing are sesttered indifferent pab licatioa aadjsjsye been printed .ia several ciiies, some of hi lroducti?6TaTe become almost intrquralltL The desire of paying a tribute to the memory of the illustrious Philcaoaher. of prewiring 'his remarkable work and of aiding his widow and children, bas iadoced his friend ia Pari to coasti mte a cosassittees for the pablimtioa of bis "Camplsts Works." Bat auscryi gnat U J Frauc?, and those who had to give their I r-nney to Bismarck and William, with the ..-twill find themselves unable to contri- lat" this coble work. We therefor make an appeal fo all the men of thought and heart in this country to come in aid to the Committee of Paris, to contribute ia this noble woik. anil secare for the ltitire generations works which de serve to go to pes'enty. The subscription for Pixbse Lxxoux's Complete Works is $1G for 20 volume of 503 pases each. In order to enable those who are net acijtninttd with the French language cr who cannot afford to subscribe for the works, but would like, nevertheless. :o contribute a more modest share in this publication, volcntaty contributions are thank in ly received. Mr. C. Pellcticr, a friend cf the ih ceased Philosopher and his colleague t the Frer.ch "AMfmblee Xaticnile" in ISM, ha in sciib?d himself at the bead of the list. Be sides his subscription cf 10 for the works, he has generously set hi tame down on the voluntary contributions li.t for $26. May hi gcol example te followed by many. Subscriptions and doMlior. r leceived by C. Pelletier, 135, Ww. - i r '. Xw York. P. 1. KTWS AKD GOSSIP. Young people of both sexf, like bulier, begin to show the effects cf waiia wmher. They are softer than they were. Athol i trcub'eJ abcut a four-year-olil child who shows a propensity to eat himselt up, and h.i already disposed ol his fingers. Be'tsr let him go on if be Iikei it. The secret out: Graves, th milkman, hurried away from the Mill River flood for fear tlie water might get into his milk-cans. The fiwt case of the sort on record. It is oometime the privilege of the lov er 13 Iip, at one snd at the same time, in two stttiaticiH. When bc-ide bis mistress he may a!-o be teside himself. A German in Xew York feirg aked how much sour krout he had put up for winter u-, replied: "I'snotgot much. Lit tle more as ten bairels, ehust for sickness." "Where do wicked littlelov ro tn who flhonSuiilay?" asked a tsaefce'r in a Nine teenth siie'tNinday schco'. "Down to 'Cjl loai's Ritll.-," was the apt rep'y. "Wliat are you doing Ihere, you ra'cal?" "iletely taking cold, eir." "It Iools to me a if you were s'ealing ire." "Well, ye-, perhaps it wcuid bear that corstruc t'on." A Minnccta mire I ai killed down three stable and killed her mate. Tl.e St. lati! J (uietr now lecommends that she be turned bx on the iiw.ua ice agent and lightning lod men. Thenumeioi old "reinuuVcenceV en gendi red by the reunion of the Aboli'ionists have had the inevitable result upon the Chi cag'f R ver. which nowsmell tohigh heaven with 'remisiscencca" of former days. An edjtor vho ha reeently ttarted a paper in Kanex, and wants to get up a cir culation, ssnt one, the other day, to "Bof fin's U.,wer, E-i.. Boslcn, JIs-." Mr. Bower didn't suiciibe. Tehke Haute Express: "I'd hate to re in your ehoes,"siid a woman oi the East Side, jev.crday. as she was ipiarreling with a neighbor. "You coulln't get in them," saicisticaliy remarked the neighbor. "For twin y Jorg ictis," ssrs a New Jrisey paper, "ilie wolf stood at" this poor widow's uoor." Where vas the Bersli of the town. Nobody hut a hardened, heart less widow cu!d hive kept the poor brute there all that time. Auntie ',','hat is Nellie's nojc for?" Nellie (doubt tilly) -To smell with." Auntit '-And what is Nellie's mouth for?" Nellie (cautiou-Iy) "To eat with." Auntie "Alii what are Nellie's ears for?" Nel.ie (confidently) "Earring ." Somp women in Ssn Francisco berime convinced of the physical value of atldetic exerci-is, and -titI'stied a gymnasium, with all the us-isl Rj-pliancw. Thus far one leg and two arms hive been broker, and the sj rain an 1 bruises h&va not been counted. Detroit Free Press ; A Virginia sheriff asked a murderer if he wanted to make a speech on the gallows, and the man replied : "Guess not ; it looks like rain, and I don't want to get wet; go on with the lunging." "Dear George." Said an Indianapoli voung woman. '! am willing to marry you if we hive to live on bread and water." "Well," raid the enlhufiistic George, "you furnish the bread, mi 1 111 skirmish around and find the water." Imagine the joy of Ira Curt:?, of New Haven, wlo, while fi-hing for rlams the other day, hauled up a pocket-book contain ing several coin and a thou'rnd dollar roll of bills. Ira will remember the haul till he diis, or till dies Ira, whichever you please. Cyrus W. Field i confident that the San Francisco moneyed men will tike stock and advance money for laying tbe Pacific cable tD Jap in a soon astheetirvey is made. The stock will he owned in London, New York and Sin Franci-iic, and will amount to about $20,000,000. , A large number of Americans have via ted the tomb ef Mohammed this season, and come away ut'eily disputed and heart sick. The Oriental Cerbeu in charge witched them so closely tint they did'nt get a chance to u.- their Jack-knives. llrouk bjnArgas. In consequence ejf a fatal epidemic among chickens iu Mii:neoti, ain eis are receiving ilonatiors every Lour of the day. This is a beautifi.1 and atltctii g fact, and re iuiniltH that no irastor can have a succesv ful niiiiitry who dees not enjoy tbe affec tions of hi congregmon. Brooklyn Argus. An O.tumwa (lews) paper says: "During the wind storm the other day, I'.ichard Warden, of the Courier, lest bis hat, which went whirlirg into race, or rather into a mud-hole. Rrchard, how ever, w.iseqml t the occasion. He simply cros-ed hi ears over his head, and bid defi ance to the storm." It ii rutnrrcJ, on cool authsrily, that the alleged murderer who was taken out by a Kentucky Ciob list week, ridJIeil wi h biillc'?, lucked with bowie-knive, beaten over the head w t'i crowbars, mil thenstur atsd with cotl o:l and cremated on the spot, has died of hi injuries. How del'cate tome men are. The San Francisco paper reccrd are cent ins'ance cf the capacity of the Heathen Chinee to adapt hiiuelf readily to the re quirement of American civilization. John, feeling elated at hi progrs, went reeling through tbe streets ol thatti'y the other day, shouting in appro re I Califorr.i style: "Hoop-la, hoop-la I Me all same a Melican man. Jlair cnt short, and drunk like helll" A. D. 1000. Scene leforj a cremation un dertaker's shop, wlierea .ci-onsoUt- lover is awaiting re'ilis. Loyer (to undertaker) "Sir i-i tlie incinerated yet ? If so, please fill thi vial with her ashes." Un dertiker "Cin'tdo it, young man. Or ders are strict to stn I 'eta all home to her ma; so you can't hive niry ab." The lover retire?, overwhelmed with emotion. The Albany Euning Journal fully rec ognizes tbe value of fc'eth Greea's efforts to stock ths interior lalci ar drivers with shad, which have b;en lemarLably successful. Full-grown specimens ol that fuh have te?n caught from the pter at Ojwego, s jme of theai with tlu fly. The &h apear to scat ter to all part of Lakc.Ontano. Large numbers have lately Uen caught at Port Dalhotuie, tnl one was recently caught at Cape Vincent weighing four roands and three-quarters. The fact that shad can be successfully prop2gited and colonized in Lake Ontario is therefore fully established. and it will ic but a few years before an abundance of the fish will be cacght for the benefit of the inland cities. Seth Green is accomplishing a grand work, and i, In fact, rapidly earning a place among tbe great becefactors of the world. Beecier asd His So?. I have a four-legged little heathen of a dog a very dixriaiinatina dog to gentle men in diguiie. If ever a dog was distressed to think he ccul J not talk, that dog is, snd I it en the bank in summer and say to him: "Tommy, I am sorry for yon;" and he whines, as much as to say, "So am I," Iaay, "Tommy, I wculd like to tell you a good many things which are worth ycur know ing," and I don't know which is tbe more punted I to get an idea into his head or he to get mine out of my head. He dao't know what I think, Int he feels there is something abant a dog that he ought to know. He loses to get up into a lancer sphere snd be tomethieg better, and I think yon will find inl Corinthian, ll, 12, 13, a awucB sttusw ujguuicu va imtj pmicwo- paical explanation of that fact. KAJTSASITCKS. A. P. Bacon, who was thrown aeon: forty feet by the boiler explrston at his mill called on us Wednesday. He i now all se rene, and says there his been no "rie" in Bacon since the explosion. Bolton Express. The little steamer Perry Belle is now making tegular pleasure trip np the river every evening, leaving the south end of the bridge at 7 and rrturoinj at 9. stopping at Searle's spring goinz and comirg. Latr renee Tribune. Mr. SargeanwIio live on the west line of the county, left a bunch of wheat at this omce that Had aa large well hlietl beads as we bare reen for year. He says that he has forty acre that will average thirty-five besaets to the acre. Jturlinyon I oice. The Midland railroad bas adopted the system ofst'ling round-trip tickets on regu lar trains, being good to any point and re turn, at fifteen per cent, less than if ticket were purchased each way. Lawrence Jour nal. Tbe rolling mills era now in "full blast," and turning out a as fine quality of ran. as are made to tne United states. Ibe nil!. are at present engaged on a large con tr.c: for the Kansas Pacitiict and runniest day and night. AbrtA Topeka Times. W. Scott Tilton, of the Leavenworth Times, callel n last evening. He will pnd-afewdiyio our city in the iutere-t oi t'if paper he represents, which, by the i , none of tbe most (carles and indepen dent jjurnsli in the West. Ft. Scott Moni tor. The FJit City Coaraaf, of the 17th,says a little girl, six cr seven tears old, living neir the town, was bittea by a snake sup posed to be a rattle-snake and although tveiy thing possible was done to rare her life, she died in a few hours. Judging from present icciclticn, tbe observance of July 4ta at the city park in Toptk will be tbe largest celebration in theStiti. Tbe principal address will be delivered by Hon. J. W. Taylor, of Leaven worth. The Paol cornet band will furnish the music. Commonwealth. Theysre having a dreadful lot of trou ble down in Howard county. They bad a county seat war, then the treasurer run off, and now the citizens won't work out their poll-tax btciuss they hare a female super visor, iney Biaiotxin tbst tney are hen peeked enough at home. We think their objection well grounded. Ottawa Journal. We are charmed with the melody and glad song of the mc eking biid from early dawn until night-fall iu our city. Tnose who have gone to the paias to capture these birds could bave a much sweeter singer by making friends with the wild one, snd let lling Ibemcome into the gardens and around thtir dwellings. Osneego Independent. The wheat harvest hs been progressing finely in our county this week. The fall wheat will be mere than an average crcp. A much larger breadth of ground having been sown this year than sny former year, of course we will have the largest harvest of wheat ever gathered in tbe county. Spring wheat will not bemoiethan half a crop, owing to the ravages cf the chinch bug. Walnut Valley Times. Last Monday we were shown a curiosity in the shape of a peach tree in the garden of Mr. I. C. Hitchcock, in this ciiy. Tbe tree is less than three-fourths of an inch in diameter, is exactly thirty inches high, and bas four half-grown budded peaches. The tree was budded last August, about one foot from the ground. We bave slwsys knewn that Kansas was a prolific State, but this certainly beats anyttiirg we have ever before beard of in tbe fruit Hoe. Can any one beat it? Holton Express. G.fSen is the only independent candi date for Cmicrtsi who advocate digging a canal fio a Topeka to Olaihe. John's pro ject is a feasible one and should be carried lorward.to completion. His plan is to put every available cflice-seeker in the Second Congressional District at wcrk en the tig ditch, their fitness for efflce to te adjudged by the amount of labor performed and tbe quantity of dirt "thrown ofl" by each aspir ant. Let Bro. Taylor and Bio. Melius draw their coats. Olallie Xetcs Letter. Three weeks ago we noticed tbe shipment of a ton of gypsum to Mr. Dewar, of Kansrs City.io be tested. Tbe latter part of hut week Mr. Dewar was in town and examined the gypsum depot is in this vicinity. Previocs to coming here he viitsd St. Louis and the leading cities west of there to a-certain how much could be marketed. After a full in vestigation of the matter he ha concluded to is ablish a mill here for its manufacture. Mr Dewar ia a man of cap:al and eneigy and will prove a valuable addition to our town. -rSolomon City Sevctpaper. Our enterprising townsman, Lyman Field, i making arrangements to build a three story hotel 80x40 teet, on the corner of Main and Caesnut streets. The lower story will be ot stone tbe stone for which is already engaged and the work contracted lor. The location ia a good one. It com mands a view of the depot and the business part of town, and i convenient to both. Mr. Field bait tbe capiial and push necessary to make this enterprise a sjcccsj- Solomon City yewspaper. Farmers inform as that the wheat crop in the northern pari of the ccunly is good, and but lit-! injured by the chinch b'tg Corn is doing first rati. In this vic'ni y the wheat is grea'ly injured by chinch bun and will cot make half a crop; they are al3 at woik en the oats. This, we believe, is the fits: year that wbeat has b;en injured by tbe bugs, or that they bave appeared in any coneiderable number in oar State, their depredations having been confined to Mis souri, Illinois, Ioa and Minseaota. It is slid they were) brought to Kansas in seed wheat from Iowa. Olathe Aeira Letter. John Gilleo. who lives in Doniphan county, about fourteen milea north of Atch ison, met with a set bus accident ye er lay evening. He was returUog home witu an other man in a wagon, both of thrm bring considerably under ILe influence of w imIc j in the neighborhood of Deer creek the tr-ui go frightened, or the driver was unab,e to maasge then, snd mo off. Mr. Gilkn was thrown out, and r truck bis forehead violent ly en artuinp or stick of wood. The skin over tl.c left side of his head was cut and badlyjiruircd. He was picked np in aa al most insensible condition and his wound attendsd to. Atchison Patriot. The Rev. Geo. C. Betta delivered the oration at tbe laying of the corner stone of a home for orphan children, by the Masonic fraternity at Kansas Gty, on the 24tb. Whatever the merits of the oration other wise, in conjunction with aa ingenious re porter of the Times, the orator succeeded in hi.tchering the teautiful but ill-fated poem, "The Blue and the Gray," ia a manner shocking to read or think about If thrown into a hat line by lint, shaken up, taken out and pasted into sUnza, it could not come out wcrse. Yon will Sad with tfceyvits on the jiil-ment lar, The mn who raaiucrcd "The iUua aud the tiray." Zertrrenes Tribune. It ii l.ih time that some one had started in tbe woik of building a cram ele vator it this place. The crops wiil soon be harvested aad storage will be needed. Sev eral persons have canvassed over t'ie sub ject, but no oae has decided definitely to take hold cf the work. We need a good ele vator and need it at once. Let the matter be canvassed, and let some one or more de cide to build. The farmers have talked of building, and priva'epinits have talked of building, ibua lar it bas been ncthirg but talk. We undent aad that liberal induce ments will be offered, so that there is double assurance that the investment will prove a proutabls one. mue aaputs 'limes. Pnnishaient ef Defaulters. 2 We have it from good authority that there are sixteen county treasurers in Kaisa who are defaulter who have embezzled the pub lic money in oiner woiua are. taetvea and robbers. Five of these rascal are known to the general public two ia Howard county two in Jefferson county, sad one in Leaven worth county. Four of these have managed to escape punishment, and one (George. 8. Smith), thank to sa hocest acd incorrup tible jury, is bow krocaisc at the door of the penitentiary for admission. The remaining eleven of ths sixteen are not entirely unknown. 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