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.tfyiff.ragggrry THE LEAVENWORTH WEEKLY Established, 18SS. I - VoL 25,-Ko. W. I LEAVEN WORTH, KANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBElt 10, 1878. roniervnitve EtnlliibeI bj S II. Anthony, Jauunry lst-i xmm EHSfif"" TIMES , i'i tSBMlttg SwiitfS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10. 1878 BUTLER. The Boston Iroxdia says Gen. Butler's co-workers in Massachusetts are all 'Mam mies." Ben is the movement, and the move ment ia Ben. DEFEATED. Gen. Banks has been defeated for the con gressional nomination in his district there being a majority of one Tote against him in the convention. TIKED OF IT. We are sorry Missouri doesn't hold her election in October. This Crisp-Sawyer business which monopolizes the columns of the papers across the creelt, is growing ex ceedingly monotonous. day ArrcK To-Tioimow. Ohio, Indiana and Iowa, were inundated with political speeches and documents last wi-ek. Day after to-morrow will tell the effect of it, and thoe ho set up late enough Tuesday night will probably know how it is. HEAVY. We talk loudly of our bank failures in this country, which involve usually fiui 5100,000 to 5."00,000; but think of the fail r of the City of Glasgow Bank, Scotland, a few days ago, with liabilities stated at $."0,000,000. A few of that kinl would mak a very serious disturbance in the business of any country THE CO A I, ltt.MJ. The coil dealers of Pennsylvania evi dently arlicipate a hard winter, and are arranging their price lists accordingly. The I'hiladelphia liraid of the 1st says: Owl 1 gr-iduilly going np. Fifteen cents per ton isadded to-day to the pries of coal fortheclty trade by the operators of the Le high coil region. o.m: who kuhk. Tlie officers engaged iu the work of pro tecting the banks of the Missouri River near the Fort, may profit by the suggest ions contained in a letter f turn Major Hawm published elsewhere in this issue. The Major speaks from experience, and a little exterit-nce is worth more than a good deal of theory. nov. jim a. amokr-io-i. Mr. Anderson is making an active and effective canvass of the district. Good ac counts of his meetings reach us from all points, and there is every reason to believe that he will receive considerably more than the usual party majority. A letter which we publish in another column gives an out line of his pecch at Smith Centre, which our readers will find interesting. Till: MIIH1II I'OI.K. The advance guard of the Howgate Arctic Expedition, which started north ward from New London, Conn., last Au gust, has given up work on account of the failure to receive an appropriation from Congress. The commander of the I'olaris, the ship sent out, is Captain Tyson, who re ports his proposed immediate return to New York from St. John's, Newfoundland. The boat brings back a load of fur., Esqui maux relics, etc. KElKXEY'ft ADDICHSS. Kearney's address to the workingmen of Massachusetts, which was suppressed by in fluences that are for the present unrevealed, has been published in California. In it he charges the leaders of the Labor-Greenback party in Massachusetts with an attempt to throw the votB of their followers into the handsof the Democrats, and warns the work ingmen to have nothing to do with "the thieves who work at this nnderhand trick." A conn CIJSTO.TIER. English statistics show that the imports of breadstuff into Great Britain increases. The yield of the land continually falls off in proportion to the wants of the people. During the year from September 1, 1S77, to that date in 1878 the imnorts of wheat, corn, barley, peas and beans reached 134, 430,31s oat., whereas in neither of the two previous years had it reached so high as 119,000 OOO.cwL The purchase of the past year was almost exactly one quarter eight bushels for each inhabitant, great and small, of the British Islands. C(II.OKI, LC(II. The Boston TravtUer of Monday evening, has the following notice of the late Lieu tenant Colonel Lewi., who was recently killed in an engagement w i'h the Indians: Lieut. Col. Wa II. Lewis, who was re cently killed In an engagement with the In dians whs a native of Alabama, a graduate of We 4 Point and one of the few Southern men who remained true to the flag daring the rebellion. From 1861 to IsG he was sta tioned in New Mexico, and did not have the opportunity for gaining distinction enjoyed by many men who were his Inferiors In sol dierly qualities. UMTED PREBYTEKIA!V aw-toO. The United Presbyterian Synod of Kan sas met in Garrett Tuesday evening, and was opened with a sermon by Rev. J. A, Kelson, of Lawrence. Rev. D. XL McClellan, of Kansas City, was elected Moderator and Rev. F. M. Spencer, of this city, assistant clerk. The synod continued in session nntil yesterday noon. During the sessions Rev. J. A. Col lins delivered an able address on "The Civil Sabbath," and Kev. J. X. McClanahan, on 'Spiritual Life." The synod will meet in Leavenworth next year. A CORRECTION. Commissioner Rium says he never re ceived a proposition from Governor Wade Hampton looking to the collection of the internal revenues for the Government by the State authorities of South Carolina, as has been generally published. No corres pondence haa passed between the authori ties at Washington and Governor Hampton regarding the matter. The Governor, in conversation with Special Agent Chapman and District Attorney Xorthup, did discuss the practicability of the scheme, and, at his suggestion, those officers wrote to Commis sioner Baum about it, but the matter was regarded as so absurd on its lace that no serious consideration was given it. BLAME. There is no denying the fact that Sena tor Blaine is popular, and has a very warm place in the hearts of the people. Speak ing of bis reception in Iowa, the InUr-Oaan, which differs with, the Senator upon the currency question, says : The mimm ot Iowa voters who poured Into Burlington by thousands to bear Blaine, complain of the Insufficient arrangements for the people to see and hearths great ora-- The warm reception given the Benator "" assure him of the large place he holds In ttubeattaostba Bspobllean manes of the wast. White ItssjabUciTH, East and West Zf tJ?" T tolaU of policy, an hon JWadsseBsslon will have no mil wmHU Praapssttr f t. . aofth. atf.,; . . ?f ! ha mb5 tu-Hi-ru iu uiv raisi and the happt- la the post, up u. - - . J WW UTS tHISSlMS I u ir.tr exolamo uiiioBSESfEJir. We copy below a handsome indorsement of Senator Ingalls, from the Boston Traxtl Ur, of October 1st. Kansas never had a Senator who was so unanimously and cor dially indorsed by the Republican press of the whole country, as Senator Ingalls. Though still in his first term he has earned a national reputation, and is recognized by the press and the public, of all parties and in all sections of the country, as one of the foremost men in the Senate. He is a man thtt the Republican party, especially at this time, cannot afford to lose, and his defeat would be regarded by the Republicans everywhere as a public calamity. In any other State than Kansas his re-election would be assured by com mon content, and the man who would op pose him would be regarded as opposing the best interests of the State. And this, in fact, is the feeling of the masses of Kan sas, and the only opposition to him comes from men who are "sore headed" because he has failed to secure offices lor them; from those vrhom he has caused to be re moved from office for incompetency or unworthiness, and from those who are as pirants for tbe place. These men, who are actuated wholly by selfish motive, and who have no more regard for the public interest "than for sacred truth," would sacrifice the interests of the State, of the Republican party, and of the whole coun try, if necessary, in order to further th"ir own pelnsli ends. They are working with might and main to accomplish the defoat of Mr. Ingalls. By stirring up local quarrels, and blinding the people to the real question at isue, they are endeavor ing to get their tools nominated by the Republicans as candidates for the Legiilature. And such trickB as this the people must watch. Kansas cannot afford to bring upon her self tbe odium of setting aside a man of Mr. Ingalls ability and reputation in order to gratify the malice or ambition of sore beads and office-seekers. The editorial in the TrcidUr to which we have referred above is entitled ''The Kan sas Senatorship," and is as follows : ;Polltlcal.changeimhe condition of the coun try lstislble In the pimp. cm e complexion oftheKenateof the United Blatea It has for years been Republican; the next Senate will be DeTiocMtle. It U of the highest Im portance to the Republicans not only to re tain as many Senators as possible, bat to place In position n.en of experience, ability and Influence. Kansas is one of the historic and leading Htates, needing continuous Sen ator al representation. There Is no doubt of IU Republican Integrity It lshlrreclalmably fixed lu that pofltlon, having attained It by a baptism In blood, and Its representation In the Senate should I sound and solid. The terra ol Senator Ingalls expires with the pres ent session and another election soon,to fol low. From present appearances It seems de sirable that he should, and probably that he will, become ills own successor. His six years record has lieen a good one ; as a legis lator, and a Repub'lcan, his support of pub lic measures hating been practical, and his views broad, literal nn-l national, lie ap pears to ne'a national man In Ms Impulses, which well tits htm fora legislator In this hour of the nation's need He Is an old cltlren of Kansas, familiar with Its history, ihojonghly Identified with Its Interests, and enthusiastic over Its devel. opnient, while he Is a proer representative of his State uron the leading issues before tbe country. Upon the financial question he Is In accord with the constituency he repres ents. In his mental organization he Is well constituted to grapple with knotty questions of that character. As a Senator he has uniformly been In practical accord with the administration, and always In position to gle and to receive courtesies and consideration which should be mutual among those thus placed, lie has been found nl home and In tiie Senate, on the skirmish Hue of public opinion, repre senting the advanced type of thought In American polities. Ills abilities are varied, being a persuasive and brilliant orator, an effective debater, and an accomplished pre siding officer and parliamentarian. tn legislation we notice he has been the author of Important niea-ures affecting the public land system, and as chairman of the Committee on Pensions he has been of great service to the soldiers of the l'n on, to whom hehas been an Influential as well a- a kindly considerate friend The experience of the past ha greatly strengthened him for the fu ture, lietng originally a New England man, tls Senatorial career has been specially noticeable by his early friends, and the satis, faction with which they have viewed his course .tins their Interest In him for the fu ture and In the forthcoming election. YELLOW I'EVEIt STATISTICS. The yellow fever has been raging in the Southern States for over two months. The total number of deaths at sixty points, from which report have been received is 8,339. This includes all deaths from yel low fever at points North and South, from July 21 to October 1, and the record is cer tainly a frighttul one. The greatest num ber of deaths have occurred at New Or leans, Memphis standing second on the list Vicksburg third, Grenada fourth and Greenville fifth. Since August 1, 2,845 deaths hive occurred at Xew Orleans, 2, C7G at Memphis, 1,000 at Vicksburg, 279 at Grenada, 245 at Greenville. 167 at Holly Springs, 113 at Hickman, Ky., 112 at Tort Gibson, and 102 at Canton. Commenting upon the foregoing statistics, the Chicago nta-O-ea-i states the following interesting facts in connection with the history of the fever: The disease has been more violent than In 19C7, bnt not as violent as In 1ST In New Or leans In 1SC7 there were US deaths In August, 1.C37 In September, and 431 In October, thedls ease abating about October 10. This year, ac cording to reports puDllshed In the New Or leans papers, there were 39 deaths In July, 77 In August, and 1,01 in September, with a death rate of SO per day extending Into Octo ber. In 1S3J there were in Aucustalone516 deaths in New Orleans, and the mortality in other cities was correspondingly great. In 1SS7 the mortality In Galveston was greater proportionately than In New Orleans. This year Galveston and other cities on the Texan frontier have escaped. Nearly every established theory as to yel low lever has been exploded or modified by tbe experience of the season. In previous years children were less subject to tbe dis ease than adults. 1 his year they have been more liable to attack, and the fatality among them has been greater. In accounting for this, the physicians at New Orleans argue that as the fever has not prevailed to a great extent for eleven years, all children born within that time were as unused to the pois on as children born in the North. In a ma jority of eases children were drst attacked by malarial-remlttant&ver, which, after sever al days, degenerated into yellow fever. In previous years, acclimated persons stood in little rear of the disease. This year the fatal ities among acclimated persons have been startllngly numerous. In accounting for this one writer advances the theory that a man having the yellow fever once will not have it again, should the disease prevail every sea son. But if the city be treed from the poison fora number of years, he will lose the eOect of the first attack and ta susceptible to another attack. Another queer point In the experience of the season is that quarantine has In a ma jority or cases availed little, Memphis, Gren ada, Vicksburg, Mobil, snd Canton, all de clared a stringent quarantine against New Orleans, bat all have suffered from the fever. Ot the twenty towns not declaring quaran tine, only one was severely stricken. Never before in the history of the yellow fever in this country has a more sympathetic and helpful spirit been exhibited by the peo ple. All that could be done to prevent the spread of tbe disease, and in the way of ear of the sick, has been done. There has been no lack of skill in treatment or of rands to provide for the comfort of the afflicted, and It will be strange IX we do not come out of such an experience with more knowledge as tothe disease and with sorter hearts for those in trouble InoosutecUoawiUi the tartnl rceerd la Xew Orleans and Memphis comes np the al most forgotten fact that from 1711 to Id New York had eleven yellow fever seasons. In 1TSS there were. In a population of SS.VQ. over 2hjO deaths, and In in 1605 the havoc was so great that over half the people, (27,000,) left the city. In 1E93, Philadelphia was almost deso lated by the yellow fever, the deaths In a population of 0,000 numbering ifltl. Five years later 50,000 out of 70,000 inhabitants Oed from the city, and the death rate was over one hundred per day. Since IKK the disease has not prevailed in either city to any great extent, although in 1S67 New York had 370 cates In quarantine and 117 deaths. How much the better systems of drainage and bet. ter sanitary regulations generally have to do with the exception of both cities In later years. Is a subject of special Interest to New Orleans and Memphis. I.VTCRFSTI.1G TACTS. It is a curious fact that the paper on which the official catalogue of the Paris Exposition is printed was manufactured in a Connecticut paper mill ; that the r pcaker of the House of Commons wears an Amer ican watch, and that most of the engineers on the British railways use American time keepers. THE KEASOX. Some of our subscribers think it strange that we do not raise the Republican ticket, and keep it standing at the head of our columns. The retson that we do not, is that we prefer that space for readirg matter. It would be a great deal cheapr for us and we would save money if we followed the style of the old fashi.-ncd papers and gave our readers every morning the name of every man on the ticket, the Republican State and Congressional platforms, o.c. But we prefer to give our readers the news and as much reading matter as possible. In this matter we act for their interests, not our own. THE BLOODY SUIIIT, AMD THINGS. At the present time, when the people of all parties throughout the State, are busily engaged in the noble and brotherly work of gathering supplies for the benefit of the af Aided people of the South, it doesn't stem to be just the thirg for our State Central Committee to send out campaign speakers whose sole stock in trade consists of abu"e of the same people to whom we are sending our contributions it isn't calculated to give a savory flavor to our charity but if it is necessary to the euccess of the party that the ensanguined nether garment should again flap defiantly over the peaceful prai ries of Kansas', in memory of issues that de parted this life a decade ago, for Heaven's sake let it be flapped by men who can put a little vim into tbe flapping. All shirt and no enthusiasm makes a dull meeting and has a strong tendency to make votes for the other man. UKIAIT WASTN TO KNOW, vou KNOW. What we want to know Is why doesn't the Leavenworth Timei go over to the Greenback party at once and bo done with It? It will soon be yelling "flat scrip" with the loudest ot 'em ir It thinks the crowd is going that way. OsHnloota Imlependrnt, 5. The Times has been sent to the Indtptnd eni every day for a good many years, and if the editor of the Independent had observ ed its course upon the currency question he would know that it has been all the time earnestly and consistently in fivor of Greenback notes; not in favor of an unlimited supply of irredeemable paper, but in favor of good honest treasury notes, in quantities sufficient to rupjlr the busi ness demands of the country not enough to produce a wild inflation, but enough to put an end to the present ruinous system of contraction which has paralyzed all the in dustries of the country and bankrupted nearly everybody but the money lenders. IIAXniNK TOO CiOOD FOR HIVf. We presume the only reason why the brute referred to in the following item is still permitted to live, is, that hanging, or any other method of death known to the world, is too good for him. Ve clip the following from the Chicago Timet of the 4th: When a party of physicians and nurses re-turn-d from Memphis to Wa.hlngton,a week or two ago, they reported that male nur-m were employed for female patients In that city, and that In some cases revolting nut rages had been perpetrated or attempted on the sick. The charge was Indignant)) denied by the Memphis pipers, one of which de clared that the penon who should attempt a crime of that sort would not be permitted to draw a second breath after dIscoery. On Wednesday night the Memphis police arres ted a man named Allen, a Texan, on charge ot attempting the commission or this very crime upon a woman he had been employed to nurse. It Is stated positively In thedls patcbes that tho attempt ira raaJe while the -toman was helplet-sly sick with yellow rev er, and that "It hastened her death." At last accounts the threatened and desered stoppage ot the rr.lcreaut's breath had not occurred. FINANCIAL TROI RLE IN E.K LAND. There is great danger of a severe finan cial "smash up" in England. The failure of the City of Glasgow bank has already carried down several heavy firms, and there is a strong probability that many others will be forced to follow. The Chicago Timet of Friday morning says : London papers are trying hard to break the force or the tremendous crash of the Glasgow bank. They assert that tbe collapse was not unexpected in "strictly banking circles,' that the bank had been losing credit gradu ally for ten years, and that Its business bad been long conducted npon very unsound principles. All of which may be true, but while the knowledge or It enjoyed by "strict ly banking circles" may have enabled them to guard against a heavy direct share In the calamity, the commercial commnnlty was certainly not equally fortunate. Tbe loss of Immediate use of the enormous sum of the liabilities reported fifty million dollars must produce disastrous effects upon those whose means are thus tied np, and these un fortunates number many thousands, for the bank's business was spread over the whole country through It legions of branches. One East India firm, with liabilities or several millions, was compelled to closo In London, yesterday, and all tbe probabilities are that the example will have to be followed by a multitude. The papers Insist that no panic has resulted from the great bank "allure, but It Is obviously too early to coaclode from this fact that no panic will follow. Ia ersU-eavrr TIse It Would Create av Faalc. Chicago Journal, S.J The great bank failure in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, has created a general excitement throughout Great Britain, and in ordinary times would cause a serious panic. Irflai wciBtsiaCBarck New York Post. A fugitive swarm of bees recently took up their abode in the spire of the l'awlet, (VL.) Congregational Church, and made there 125 pounds of honey, which were found a few days ago. Rlek IHea'a Isrlsan an Ceaeralli Ovc-r-eatlBwate-f. St. Louis Republican, 4.J During the lifetime of the late W. a O' Brien, one of the bank and bonanza mag nates of California, he was represented to be worth somewhere from $20,000,000 to $o0,000,000 ; bnt it seems that the actual value of his estate as appraised to the pro bate court of San Francisco is $9,6oo,45V. A ! Icacy ! Harora PrcvsUIlag AJreastr. St. Louis Times, 4 It is to be hoped there will be an early frost, and that it will not only pat a quiet us on the yellow fever and base ball, bat that it may stop the inroads of the game of cricket, which ia approaching 'from the East. There ia m mfficieary of bocron pre- -rauis-f aireaav. BICE TO IIA.THTO.N. Governor Rice declmea to put Governor Hampton's letter relative to the Kimpton matter upon the files of the Executive De partment, and has forwarded the following communication: Commonwealth or Massaoicsetts, Executive Dei-t, Bostox, Sept. 30th To His Excellency, "Wade Hampton, Gov ernor. Uolumbia, south Carolina: Sir: 1 received on Saturday last an ex traordinary official communication address ed to me over your signature, the contents of which I had read in the newspapers three days before. I beg to remind your (Excel lency that any attempted rebuke ol .Massa chusetts by South Carolina for non-observance of constitutional or statutory obliga tions is a refinement of sarcasm which ren ders any other defense of the former State unnecessary. The treatment of the case of Hiram II. Kimpton by the authorities of this Commonwealth was uninfluenced by any personal or political considerations. Massachusetts had no quarrel with South Carolina and n friendship for Kimp ton, but was bound to extend to each their respective rights nnder the laws. Every courtesy, official and person al, was extended to the representatives of South Carolina. Unusual care was be stowed upon the investigation and consid eration of the case, anil its decision was reached upon grounds of perfect impartial ity in accordance with the law and. the facts and with convictions of public duty. In communicating the decision to your Ex cellent hit statement that the object of the requisition did not appear to be for the purpose of trying Kimpton for the crime charged against him, but lor a dil ferent purpo5", was a simple recital of a fsct contained in the report of the Attorney-General la copy of which was furnish ed with my letter to you,) and in his opin ion and mine clearly established by evi dence. Your Excellency's letter requires no .irgument in reply. It is sufficient to say that it contains statements to mislead the public where the facts are unknown. Its language and untimely publication are offensive and unjustifiable and I decline to accept it or permit it to be placed upon the files of the Executive Department of this Commonwealth. It is herewith re turned. Your obedient servant. Alexaxdeb-H. Rice, Governor. OLD OR HEW NCIIOOL. A great manv people now-a-days believe in Homceopathy. We are fully aware of the fact that there is an irrepressible con flict between the different 'schooU" of med icine, and that to interfere in behalf of one or the other would be worse than assaulting a hornets' nest. We don't propose to take any chances on such a "row," but as a mat ter of justice to the believers in the different systems it is our duty to state that the How ard Association, of Xew Orleans, is an Allo pathic association, and gives no aid or com fort to the Homceopalh'-. The following correspondence between Homoeopathic phy sicians of this city and the Homoeopathic Relief Association, cf Xew Orleans, ex plains itself: Lkwenwoktii Kan , Sept. 21, IS7& Dr. ItWden, etal.: Deak Doctors We received your circular, but, having mislaid it, are unable to give the proper address. We were surprised to learn that those who are entrusted with the ilNtrlbutlan of the yellow fev.r fund discriminate against ho-mu-optthlc ph-.'dcl.iiis Inasmuch as the contributions have come from the patrons of honneopathy, as well as others, It Is evident ly Just that our physlciins who are devoting their lives to thN work, should receive their due prnport.on of assistance; and we enter tain the hopcthat if your claims were prop erly presented and urged, they would be met by that cordial lecognltlon which they bo plainly deerc. Yours fraternally, John I. Kdic, M. I). Flu K. Morgan-, M. D. W. K. Mohga.v, M. D. In reply to the above, the following was received jejterday. N.O. Homoeopathic Reliff Avociatiox, ) "t.W UULKAMi, OCtOUcI I, l3. 3IeuTi.J)inJ.E,lx,M. D., W.t Morgan, 31. J., I'ltzi JT. Jlorgan, JU. D, Leatrnwurth. Kcntas: Gestlejifs asi Madim : The Itoard of Managers of this Association Instruct me to arknowledgu the receipt of your Iaorof theZxl ult., and to Inform ou that this Association is an independent or ganization not under the patronage of the Iluward or any other association, and receiv ing no benefit from fund" sent to them. We aredolugagood and great work providing physician, niedlclrcf, nurses and nourish ment for those vl k of yellowfoer who apply to us direct or uhosrerefened to u by the other associations for homu-opithlc treat ment, and food for the well of Mime atllicted families. We have a great deal ot satisfaction In the promineut'successofllormcopathictreatinent In combating this prenr epidemic The New York Chamber of Commerce and the Chambers of Commerce .and municipal ities ami citizens of most of the largo cities havf.beeu ery generous.to us.asalsu ha the smaller cities, towns and Ula-es snd church es and Individual, but wehae gone some what beyond our strength.tht situation mak ing it lmpcratle to do to. The epidemic W subsiding In the centra, portions of the city, but Is spreading In tbe suburb', especially the suburb Carrollton, v, here we havejust opeued a bureau of med ical relief. We have still, probably five or six weeks before Its final extinction by fiost, mranwhiie our physicians ar.d nurses are hourly confronted by great distress and desti tution arisltg directly out of yellow feer which we are powerless to relieve, and while the Howards refuse to help because treated Homupathlcall'. Very truly, yourobd't servant, 11. I. hTEVESfO.V, Treasurer, Ac. In order to prevent any hard feelings, and to give all parties a fair chance, it would be advisable for our solicitingcom- mittees hereafter to note the'preferenccs of thee who contribute ; let two columns be kept for figures, and when a man gives a dollar let the solicitor ask him whether he prefers to have his contribution sent to tbe Allopathic or Hotcccopathic Society, and let the entry be made accordingly. A great many people are wholly indifferent on this point, but if a person has a preference it would be well for the committee to note the fact, and send his contribution accordingly. It is right that a man's contribution should go through the channel that he desires it to go through, and it seems to us the plan above suggested would be much better than to have another soliciting committee. Tro"C'otpaleat Acircnci. Temple Barr.l Mr. Clive and Mrs. Pritchard became very corpulent in the last years of their ca reer. One night they were performing the charsctersof "lady Easy" and "Edging," in "Tbe Careless Husband." In tbe part where the former desires the latter to piek up a letter which is dropped on the stg, Mrs. Clive, who could as well have taken np a mountain, cried out : "Not I, indeed, take it up yourself, if you like it." This threw an equal embarrassment on the oth er, which the audience seeing began to tit ter. At last Mrs. Pritchard, with great presence of mind, replied, ''Well, Mme. Pert, since you won't take up tbe letter, I mast only get one that will," and rang for an attendant to do that for which both were incapable. Strange Mori Mreaklng tils Ler a Parpaee. Canton BeposltoryJ We are authentically informed that the breaking of Charlie Ramie's leg, which happened in his cell, some weeks ago, was deliberately devised and accomplished by hunsell, with a view to exciting sympathy and delaying his trial nntil he had accom plished certain purposes which he hoped would operate in his favor. His hrst effort in the direction of this self inflicted injury was made by means of a chain, which be wrapped around his leg, and, attaching one cod of it to the bars of his cell, endeavored to fracture the limb by drawing the chain tightlyaroond it. This, however, proved too painful, and he conceived the plan of thrusting his leg between tbe bars of his cot and throwing himself back, and in this manner accomplished his purpose. The performance was seen by a fellow-prisoner, aad the troth of this statement is Too-died for by the best of authority. HOW TO PROTECT OUR BRIDGr. Koine Plana Tbat Have Kuccecdt-d aad Sosne Tbat Have Failed. Editor Times: I observe from the Times that work is about being commenced to support the Missouri river bank, above the Fort to protect tbe "railroad bridge. I have some knowled-e of that locality ex tending through a series of years. Jn 1843 I came up the Missouri river for the first time. The stream then was at its flood, within one and a half feet of the great rife in 1844. The boat passed np what now is the slough between the Leav enworth Island the Missouri shore, which was then the normal channel. The direction of the current above was such as to strike the Fort landing, nearly at right angles deflecting tbe current across the stream and down on the east side of the island. The current at that time bore some what against the left bank above the bridge. The abrasion increased from year to year and in proportion as thi .'int opposite the Fort washed away the iimtsct of the cur rent with the lamliiig moved down the stream, with i like change in the deflect i-n m-i the stream towards the i-ljnl, so that in 1852 tbe current dri-pf-d w t of ihe Is land and at low -r.ter hinged its western bank. In the au.timu ul that year a branch of tbe ceotoyic-l corps of the State of Missouri, who vere inakicg some exam inations in the LIuH's of the rivtr encamp ed on a sandbar one hundred art' fifty feet in width where now is the foot of Delaware street. But the changes opposite the Fort and above had beu so rapid that in 1S54 the channel at ordinary stage3 had estab lished itself where it now flows. Nut withstanding these changes, for a long sub sequent period the high water with its greater velocity and force continued to deflect the current against the Island and carried away more than one half of it, but on the return of the normal stages of the river the current would resume the path we now find it. Even now the different stages of the water have their peculiar currents. Some twenty-five years ago a crisis came upon the city of St. Joseph Missouri pre- cisly such as exists in the banks of the river above tbe railroad I r dgr. Building after building went into the river by the caving of its , banks or had to be re moved. This encroachment went on until some of the substantial blocks were in jeopardy. The corps of engineers of the Hannibal & SL Joseph railroad, of which I was a member, was called upon for a plan of protection. After discussing many plans, we finally agreed in recommending a pier of cribwork, not as a protection direct, but indirectly, in chang ing the current away from the perishing banks. This plan was rejected for a time, mainly in conseqnence of our proposed initial point being cae- hat remote from where the damage was progressing, and in cidently, as every man wanted the work to start in close proximity to his protierty, since as he erroneou-ly supposed, he there by would receive the greatest benefit from the protection. Finally the late General Curtis, who was figuring somewhat as civil engineer, was sent for, and rccommh.-d rip rapping with rocks, trees and brush, at an estimated cost of ?32,000. This plan was adopted, but not adapted. The work was commenced, but their ma terial disappeard in the vortex of the stream as straws in a whirlwind. After ex pending much if the estimate, the work was abandoned iu despair and with out receiving a farthing's worth of benefit. If this plan was at all feasable under any circumstances it was rendered an abortion in not concen trating the work on one point, and in the extension secured everything as the work progressed. Ultimately through the influence of the late General Jeff Thompson our plan of crib work extension was adopted as a last resort. The plan consisted in constructing square cribs ol timbers well bolted together and sunk into the stream in succession so as to form a pier up to high water mark with deflection to the current of such an angle that the force of the reverting waters around the end of the pier would not en danger the work, and thus gentiy lead the current away from the crumbling banks. Before the second crib was in place the good results were visible, and with a tithe of the sum that had been wasted a bulwark was constructed that ensures the citv against 11 future loss. Furthermore theseJiment of the reverting waters created dry land where the destructive cuirent had bid defiance to all restraints. The Missouri river is hird to restrain, but more easily led when taken at the right. With your permission I will contin ue the subject at some future day. F. Hawk. IILLOIT. From an interesting report in yesterday's Kansas City JlutimI, of the excursion to Beloit, we make the following extract, re ferring especially to the speeches delivered by members of the party at the Beloit Opera House. The Jounc-fr account of the trip is substantially the same as out's pub lished yesterday morning : After supper at the hotels we were in vited to THE OPERA HOWE where, after muic, an addresi of welcome was spoken by Mayor Veerland. He wel comed the party very heartily and express ed a regret that the citizens of Beloit had not had notice of our coming in time to repare a better reception. He said Beloit elt honored by this visit from the repre sentatives of the great commercial cities of tbe Missouri river, and he hoped the ac quaintance thus pleasantly made might be advantageous to all parties. a EX. CRAIO, of St. Joseph, was called for. He mounted a chair and spoke about ten minutes. He said he had never seen Beloit before, though he claimed to have been the first white eettler of this region. He killed his first buffalo, thirty years ago, on the Re publican river in this vicinity. He liked Beloit, and, juding from the reception re ceived, he thought he would like to board here. We are here, he said, speaking for tbe party, to get acquainted, to trade with the people of Beloit, to marry them, and to drink with them. Mr. Jeffers, he said, represented the city of Atchison on this oc-ca-ionjwith 12,000 inhabitants ; Col. Van Horn, the city of Kansas, with .30,000 while he and some others here represented 48,000 ; "and I suppose it is my business to night to swear that you can buy more cof fee and sugar for a dollar from us than you can anywhere else." He congratulated the citizens of Kaosas npon the rapid develop ment of the State, lie thanked them in the name of 43 000 people of Si. Joe for their kind reception, and sat down amid laughter and applause. cou VAX HORN being called for spoke briefly. He thanked the mayor and citizens of Beloit, on behalf of the Kansas City delegation, for tbe hos pitable reception given them to-night. In speaking of tbe rivalry between the cities represented in the excursion party, be said he thought there was business out this way to make great cities of them all. He com mended the custom in vogue here ot farm ing without feDces snd protecting the crops by a good herd law. The scarcity of tim ber makes fencing too expensive. He spoke in the highest terms of these valleys on the Solomon and Republican river and gave it as his opinion that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed Tike this valley of the Sol otnon. He reminded the people of Beloit that Kansas City was almost as young com mercially, as their own city, and yet offered them all the advantages of a metropolitan market; that at all seasons of the year it was able to handle all the produce brought to it. He counseled them to deal justly by this railroad which has so recently reached them, to get more as soon as they can, and then having got them not to tarn around and make an unjust and demagogical wear npon them. He hoped that all interests would work together to make Kansas not the second State "in the Union as she is to-day, but the first in all tbat makes a Slate great "It is a remarkable thing that only eight yean ago this prairie, where now is this beautiful little city should have been the home of the Indian and the buffalo. We do not realize the importance of railroad to this Western country, bat here yoa hare a population of one tnonwfl that, bat for . railrosds, would not have crossed the Missouri." P. R. AXTH0NY spoke for Leavenworth. He said he ap preciated the proprity of calling upon these smaller towns like Atchison, SL Joe and Kansas City first Ab something had been said about the population of the cities here represented, he would read a certifi cate signed by S J. lilden. K. B. Hayes and Peter Cooper, ne read : Kansas City, 19,162; St. Joe, 21.523: Atchison, 27,391; Leavenworth, 99,999. The audience smiled slightly, and be filed his certificate with the secretary of the meeting as testimony in rebuttal of the assertion of the gentle men who had preceded him. Mr. Anthony spoke of the resources of the State not fail ing to connect Leavenworth very closely wun it an. lie was lollowed by Mr. evebj-jt, or ATCHisoy, in a short speech, in which he tried to show- that Atchison has the most enterprising business men and the prettiest women to be found in the State of Kansas. Judge A. Koyal of St. Joe. made a few remarks. J. 3. NAVE, of Kansas City, after speaking of Kansas as the second wheat produciag State in the Union, said he thougnt there could be no question as to where the metropolis is. God, in His inscrutable wisdom, has drained these valleys down the Kaw, and on the bluffs at its mouth sits, like a jewel in its setting, the metroiolis. and the-metropolis for all time to come, of this -reU State. rRESiDEjrr dovns, of the central branch of the Union Pacific, responded to calls and msde a brief reply. He spoke of the large business being done by the road. At the conclusion of his re marks the audience gave him three hearty cheers. The meeting then adjourned at a few minutes till 12 o'clock. JOHN A. ANDEKSO.w. Ills Canvass la (be First Congress lonal District. Smith Centrt, September 29th, 1878. Editor Times : Beginning at Beloit with a speech at Gordon's Hall on the night of the 20th inet, Hon. John A. An derson, Republican candidate for Congress in this district, has visited Cawker City Osborne City, Stockton, Norton Centre Phillippsburg, Kirwin and Smith Centre speaking at all the points name! except Stockton, where a misunderstanding existed as to tbe time of speaking. He addressed the people here last night. The meeting of the Republican County Convention had drawn together a large number of the staunch Republicans o' Smith county, and the meeting at night wag largely attended, not only by the people of Smith Centre but by representative Repub licans from all parts of the county. The largest and most commodious build ing available being an unfinished, and as yet an unoccupied livery barn, was used as the place ot meeting. A platform was improvised and seats provided, more espe cially for the ladies. The rest of the large audience filled the remaining space. Hon.C S. Aldrich was chosen chairman of the meeting. Mr. Anderson's tour in this part of Ihe State has afforded him an idea of tl e Northwest not to be obtained from reading any compilation of figures, nor by any means except personal observation, anl in commencing his speech he dwelt at some length upon his impression of the coun try, its past, present and future. He indulged in a brief review of the past pol'tical history of the country and he attributed the destruction of the old Whig party and the raising up of a powerful op wnent to the Democratic party in the Re publican party, to tbe persistent couring of the South by the old organizations. 'Ihe .Republican party was tbe first party in the later existence ot this Jlepublic tbat bowed the knee to no particular section. It was the first "National"! party in the United States. Parties being in existence, men joined them from various motives. Educa tion had much to do with partisanship. Many a man was a Democrat or a Republi can becaue of the faith of his father before him. The speaker had no quarrel with any man on account of his political prefer ences. He had his own ideas about medi cine, but for that reason he did deem it nec essary to abue all the "opposition" doc tors. All parties were discussing at pre-ent the money question, though in his opinion that was far from being the vital question be fore the loyal people of the Union. Mr. Anderson then discussed at considerable length the financial question. It is the law of the world that exchange must be con ducted on the basis of value for value. It is not in tbe nature of things that some thing should be given for nothing. The production of a certain quantity of wheat represented so much labor in its produc tion; and for that wheat some thing must be given representing the ex penditure of the same amount of labor, in other words costing as much. In the ear liest ages of which we have account gold and silver had been used as this represen tative of the cost of production, or in other words, as measures of value. From Abraham to tbe formation of the coastition of the United States, this had been the case, and in the constitu tion gold and silver were ordered as money. But gold from its bulk and weight, the im possibility of identification in tbe case of particular pieces, and other causes, was in convenient in use, and was in fact a nui sance ; hence paper money as a representa tive of value, is superior in all respects for popular use. The best paper money in ex istence Mr. Anderson believed to be the notes of the government of the United States the greenbacks. The greenback was the volunteer that came to the assist ance of the Government in its darkest hour, when an empty treasury, an unpaid army and a powerful foe combined to add difficulty on difficulty to the situation. That stripling, the greenback, served the country with various success ; at times his lifting power on the nation's border was only forty pounds, then fifty, then more still, till now the boy Greenback, child of the Republican, come to manhoods estate lifts the full weight of one hundred pound. The Greenback possessed every quality a paper money should have. It was a prom ise to pay value for value by a power able and willing to pay. While it possessed those qualities as far as it was an honest promise, he was in favor of its issue ; he was in favor of the substitution of the greenback for the national bank notes to the extent it could be kept at par. But in contradistinction to the greenback, which is a good promise, is pro posed a sort of note whice is no promise at all. A note payable in nothing, nowhere and at no time had no value. ,An individ ual could not issue such a note with any idea of its acceptance, neither could a thousand individuals, neither could the ag gregation known as "we the people," who constitute the Government of the United States. He denied that the policy of the Repub lican party'had.'been that of contraction. The amount of currency is measured by its par chasing power, and measured by that stan dard the amount of paper currency now in circulation is $3C,000,000 greater than at any time during the last ten years. The Republican party is charged with increas ing the burden of the people, yet the per capita of the national debt in 1865 was $78 25 and now it is $41.67; the per capita of interest was L29, and now SI 07, The Republican party has given the people more money and it haa diminished their burdens. Mr. Anderson regarded the menacing at titude of a "solid Sooth" with a dependent and subservient Northern Democracy, as a far greater peril to tbe peace and safety of the country than anything involv ed in the financial question. The "solid South" clamored for the "con stitution as it -was" and once in possession of the Government would ignore the constitution as it is, aad people might fancy there was no danger ia the presenta tion of rebel war claims ; bat if they meant nothing why were they presented? The day will come as surely as the "ruled South" shall control the Government, when amnesy would be construed to have a re troactive effect, arid pardon would becon trued to reach back to cover every oBeace and make good every claim. For himself it was unnecessary to say that no construc tion would ever induce him to vote a dollar to pay any rebel claim. Inclosing Mr. Anderson spoke of his views oi me uuty ot a itepresentatiwe in Congress. He was merely th agent of the people, to do what thev" de to have done. He hoped to perform at duty in harmony with his ideas of .slice, honor and manliness; so that his constituents might have no caue for complaint or him self for shame or regret. The speech, like Mr. Anderson's previous ones, was attentively listened to, laaies, who are not suppo-ed to be especially inter--sted,in the dbcussion of financial questions involving the production of dry statistics, attending all the meetings, and exhibiting equal interest with the "sovereigns." Mr. Anderson's speeches have so far been profitable to those who are to be his con stituents as well as pleasant to himself. Fnll aad Free. Newark'Call.1 "Deareat,"he murmured,ecstatically, as he folded her in his arms for the first time, "let me sample the nectar of your lips." "Take a whole schooner of it," she faintly whispered ; "it's all on tap." Conurctlcnt Democrats1 Scared by tbe Green backers. fNew York Tribune, S-I The Connecticut Democracy are having ahard time of it. A majority of them are either Greenbackers in principle or so frightened by the demonstration of Green back strength as to be willing to make al most any concession to that element to keep them in the party and save their voles for uie regular canumaies. At tbe Coaaty Fair. litems Sentinel. The dreamy-eyed, curly-tailed porcines next engrossed our attention that is, we leaned over the pens and mused on the gi gantic proportions of the animals, and thought how much the animals reminded us of some men wc knew. The man who said that the pen was mightier than the sword must have had a pig sty in his mind. A Orakcmaa Dcservlnr ol Deatb. I Worcester Uazette. A facetious brakeman on the Central Pacific railroad cried out, as the train was about entering a tunnel, "This is one mile long, and the train will be four minutes passing through it." The train dashed through into daylight again in four seconds, and the scene in the car was a study for a painter. A Complete Victory lor tbe Rrpnbll- Chicago Times, 3. J The Colorado election on Tuesday result ed in a complete victory for the Republi cans. Pitkin the candidate of that party lor uovernor, is elected, as is judge iiellor-l for Congress. The latter was ousted by the present democratic house on the ground that he was voted for at the special ballot ing on the constitution in 187(1, instead of on the day fixed for congressional elections by the national law. "Father, Mend It all." Cincinnati Breakfast Table. A boy of ten years, who had S-00 in a s -rings bank, and being asked by his father how much of his own money he would give to help the fever sufferers, burst into tears, and with a heart full of charity, exclaimed, "Father, send it all I" The writer adds : "And the whole 5200-the sum total of the boy's slow savings was sent next day on its errand ol mercy. e happen to know the boy's father, in drawing out these 5200, put ?400 into their place." It does pay. How ihe Kiupreu Auintia Looks. Whitehall Review. The Empress Augusta is not quite so young as she looks, the reason being that, not content with applying cosmetics to her face, and thee of the rejuvenescent variety, but she wears a wax neck, which not only hides the furrows of age, but al-o enables her to have her dresses cut low lower, in deed, than the mot daring of her subjects would care to exploit. In order to conceal the "join," she wears a broad band of velvet round her peck. Needless is it to add that she is obliged to keep out of the way of lamps, for fear her cervical charms should melt. And the Preacber Hald "Whoa, Em ma!" AlbanyTlmcs. A good story is told of theleadint; clergy man of Albany, who ia a devoted eques trian. A new horse had been sent him from the livery, and to quiet his friskiness the gamin who brought it was shouting "Whoa, Emma!" The reverend gentle man, in all innocence, asked if that was the animals name, and met with an affirmative response. Riding through the park, the animal became restless and the bystanders were convulsed with laughter to hear the good dominie repeating in the most earnest and somewhat excited tones: "Whoa, Em ma! Whoa, Emma!" Observing tbe Ways ol Valcaa. Inter Ocean, 3. Superintendent Colbert, of the Dearborn Observatory, has been making observations relative to the new planet Vulcan with our great telescope, and making calculations as to its orbit. These calculations np to yes terday morning give a syno-lical period of 21,774 days, giving a siderial period of 23.2 days mean distance 0.1592, corresponding to 14,700,000 miles from the sun's center. These calculations are especially intetest ing. as they agree, we learn, with the fol lowing calculations of other astronomers, namely: Sidebotham, March 12, 1849; Leacerbaulb, March 20, 1859; Lummis. March 20, 18G2; Weber, April 4, 1876. Also gives Tice transit at another node, September 15, 1859, and agrees with posi tion as seen at Denver, July 29, 1878. It Is Unfortunate for a Creat "minis ter lo be Taken by Surprise. Philadelphia Press, 1. Count Andra-sy evidently expected that he had nothing to do bat walk with colors flying and bands playing into Herzegovina and Bosnia, the two Turkish provinces which, for reason never yet clearly stated, the treaty of Berlin took from the Sultan and transferred to the Emperor of Austria. This was embodying, in a novel manner, what Woodsworth called "the simple plan, that they should take who have the power, and they should keep who can." The dif ference was that, so far, though he has 200, 000 troops to assist him, the Austrian Em peror has not been able to take, and that the people of the two provinces have been able to keep, what belonged to them. Andrassy expected that the Austrian army would have to make only a sort of military promenade into the newly transferred provinces that the Austrian generals would take possession very easily by in terchanging compliments with the local authorities; and that they had only to clash their swords to frighten the Mussul man inhabitants, who regarded them as invaders. The contest, continuing with unabated vigor, and not succsssfully for Austria, so far, may end in the separa tion of Hungary, Croatia and Delmatia from the Empire. After that, Germany may absorb Bohemia; Tyrol may be an nexted to Itally, while Russia may take Cracow and Salicea. HeKam II All. Uowanda Enterprise.) He stands in the store with his back to a stove, and tells how he could run a news paper, how he would be a hog on ice, and call things by their right names ; how he would expose corruption in high places ; how he would write good common sense, and none of your frivolous try-to-be-funny stuff. Then he criticizes other people's methods of conducting newspapers, and just wishes some one would give him a chance to show his journalistic ability. The way to cure one of these chips is to get him to write a sensible article every day for a week. Before one week is oat he is sure to be pumped dry, and will gape worse for an idea than a chicken does with the pip. Doctors Gave bias ap. "Is it possible that Mr. Godfrey is op and at work, and cared by so simple a rem edyr "I assure you it is true that he is entire ly cared, and with nothing bat Hop Bitten and only tea days ago his doctors gave him np and said he must die!" "Well-a-dayl If that is so. I will so this minute aad get some for my poor Gwrje. I know hope an good." KANSAS NEWS. Ford, of the Kansas City Mai!, was re cently married to a Miss Minnie Finnic. What a combination of suggestive names! The bride is from Wtnfield, Kan. Success to them. ImmlgrntloB Just Begun. IVabody Gazette, 4. Judging from the looks of the passenger trains going west, we should say emigration had not let up much yet, in fact that it has jut commenced. "fore Honto Room Hfccdcd at Pea- body. Pea body Gazette, 4 The demand for houses is as great as ev er, and the supply just as limited. It is next to impossible for a new comer to find even a room to put his family in. Reported Discovery of Gold. Linn County Clarion, 4.J It is reported that gold has been di-cov-ered between Lost creek and the Osage river. We would advise all adventurers to await further developments. A Few Year Rakes a Great Change. Empire City Echo,. Larncd, away out where we ued to hunt buffalo only a few years back, has contrib uted S2S0 to the yellow fever sufferers of the South. Oar Prospect--. Klce County Q razette, 3.1 The prospects are that more people will come to Kansas during the nextsix months than have come during any previous six months in the history of the State. II "tot Kipped la Ibe Had. Uakaloosa Indepent, S.J Mr. N. Macomber has a novelty in the shape ol a young apple tree which is now putting forth in bloom, for the first time. lie says he expects a good crop of apples along about Christmas. Bllten by a copperhead. independence Courier, 3. Charley Swan received a bite from one of the copperhead snakes that is in the Hippo theatron. The lid came off of the box that contained the snake and it got out and bit Charley while he was asleep in the wagon. , Isn-algraBts for Kinsley. Edwards county Leader, 3 Tfie excursion train last Friday morning brought in another large lot of emigrants. There were from 85 to 100 got off here, and there were as many more for the Offerle srifl Knarvillp- Afrlcaa II. E. Conference. jl uiw teu iiiuuuc, ..) The yearly conference of the African M E. church is in session at their church building in this city. A large number of ministeis are present, many of whom are fine looking, intelligent men. One Hundred and Three Years la the Penitentiary. Olathe Mirror and Mews Letter, 3. The aggregate number of years, given the Johnson county criminals by Judge Hiram Stevens at the adjourned term of the District Court, in which to learn u-eful trades at I-eavenwortb, amount to 103 years. ' "firs. Cnmnlnri to bo Cared For. Lawrence Journal, 4 Mrs. Cummirg", of Topeka, wife of poor Cummings who died recently in Memphis, is extremely poor and sadly in need of help. We are informed, however, that if her daughters the eldest being about fifteen years of age could be placed in good homes, the eople of Toek.i would provide for the wants of the mother. Warn ego Wants an 'Elevator. Cor.Topeba Commonwealth, I. Wamego is a place of aliout 1,500 inhab itants, in the centre of as fine a portion of Kansas as has been ever seen, and does not have an elevator. If this should chance to reach the eye of some grain man who is on the lookout for a business stand, I would advi-e him at once to come here and look at the prospects. Doe Not Want to Take Wood on Sub scription. ; Parkervlllu Enterprise, 3. We notice that quite a number of our exchanges have commenced the mual cry for "wood," which generally commences aliout this time of the year and continues until spring. Now we are not going to say anything about wood. We have hired a man to steal us what we can u?e during the winter. Butlneiu of a Ksaiaa Caator Ilcan Company. Ottawa Journal, 3. The contract with O. W. Baldwin t Co., for castor beans, was filled Tuesday morn ing, at 9 o'clock. Amount, 30,000 buihels, which at S1.25 per bu-hel, the contr.-t price, amounts to 537,000. A nice little dividend for the farmers of the counly, and they have earned it, and we are glsd of it. Those who got left on the first contract, have formed a club, which, we are in formed, promi-ea to be nearly or quite as Urge as the first. Join the clubs, farmers. "Pool your issues" agriculturally, as well as politically, and you have 'em. A Cowardly Attempt to Dlstnrb a meeting. CJIrard Press, . While Col. Hallowell was delivering his speech at Walnut last Thursday evening some "Reformer" threw a stone weighing about a pound, at him through the win dow. It happened to hit the sash, chang ing its course, or it would undoubtedly have done some damage to the Colonel. It broke three panes of glass. The man who threw the stone would grace tbe inside of a penitentiary, perhaps, but no other place that we know of. The good people ol Wal nut, without regard to party, condemn the dastardly act. A nan Wbo Will Perbapa be Found AiaoB-r the Indiana. Topeka Commonwealth, L The other day a man. evidently sober. went into the barber shop of Sam Edwards, on the corner of Seventh and Kansas ave nue, and requested that his head be shaved. The tonsorial artist, whose customer he was, at first considered it as a joke ; but the man insisted on having his head shaved ; the barber remonstrated, and tbe man declared that he would have his head shaved. Ac cordingly, lather wui applied and his head shaved clean with a razor, excepting a small scalp lock. The man went off satisfied with his shaved head. What induced this person to have his head shaved is more than a sensible per son can determine. Verily, taste is a queer thing. A Crawford County Aaa Killed. Ulrard Press, 4- Last week David M. Hal ley, of this township, was accidentally killed near Me doc, Mo. A neighbor has written us the following particulars, which we give in his own language: On Wednesday, tbe 27th Sept, David M. Halley, of this neighbornood, was killed near Medoc, Mo. He was driving a team of cattle hauling a boiler to Messrs. Bently & Row's steam threshing machine. In an at tempt to get on the boiler to ride he lost his handhold on the machine and his feet slipped off the wagon tongue. He fell ju-t in front of the fore wheel of the wagon and both wheels paused over his body crushing him so that he died within three hours On Thursday Mr. Bently and some friends came home with the corpse, having first no tified the lamily, it was a heartrending scene. Horse Tblevlnff at Seneca. Seneca Courier, 3 There were two horses stolen from W. P. McCubbin's stable last Saturday evening. Dr. Kerns and Mr. Reid came to town on SaturJay about noon and put their horses in McCubbin's stable. Mc. was at the -table about sundown to feed, and the horse were all right. He told tbe owners of the horses he had not fed their horse, but would very soon. They said they would fetd their own horses; and about eight o'clock went to feed them, and they found they were gone. Upon inquiry they found two tramps that had been in town for a few days were missing. They were seen about dark. They came into Birchfield & Bro.'a store and bought a lot of cheese and crackers. Telegrams were sent immediate ly in every direction, and before ten o'clock they had track of them. Walter Ingram came in from Onaga about nine o'clock, and be met them aboot two miles from town going south. The owners immediately pro cared horserj aan started ia paraau. At this writin? (Monday) we have heard noth ing from them. Sheriff Martin has offered a reward of one hucdrcd dollars, and the parties owning the horses have offered fifty dollars. We hope they may be caught and brought to justice. The same fellows stole two new horse blankets from Dr. nidden's barn. Toe Ktus-i. UucUeye'M Reunion at Tray on Thursday. Atchison Patriot, 4J Although the morning was dark and gloomy, and later on a shower of tain in terfered, yet the re-union was a success. The Buckeyes came in ia good numbers from north, south, east and west ; and more than one thous-nd of them were con gregated in the city park, where every thing was prepared lor a pleasant re union. Rev. J. A. Amos was president of the day. He made a very happy address of welcome. The White Cloud band, one of the best in the State, furnished as good mu sic as a Buckeye or anybody ebe need lis ten to. Then c:me a grand dinner basket full tubs full buckets full in fact there was no end to the supply, and each one vied with the others who could feed the more. The Buckeyes are a success in the grub business, but this is all owing to the ladies, and, it is said, that never before were there in Troy so many good looking ladies young and old. If there is any credit iu being from Ohio, many remarked, it was on account of the ladies. Dinner being over, Hon. S. E. Pearson, of Atchison, was announced as the first srieaker, in rep'y to the toast, "Ohio and Kansas." The young gentleman did honor to the occasion. Then came the greetin'- eong, which was rendered with good effect. Col. D. M. Johnson, of Troy, in response to the toast "Our Native State," gave a very pleasant and humorous address. The Colonel was followed by Judge Perry in a practical address. Brother Amos then told about Ohio in a graceful and happyspeech. In the absence of Gen. Craig, W. B. Craig told of the many wonders in Ohio the big trees, the large buckeyes, the pretty wom en, the illustrious men Giddings, Tom Corwin, Sherman, Allen, Ewing, Grant. The Denver railroad and the Atchison & Nebraska were given a vote of thanks for kindness in giving excursion trains. Prof. L. II. Miller had charge of the vo cal music, and he was a succss. Democrats, Republicans, and Green backers were present, but politics was not mentioned. White Cloud sent down the biggest dele- cation. Two Men Charged With a Ilevoltla-r Atrocity. Dodgo City Cor. Wee County Qnzette,3. One of the most cowardly and revolting crimes that we have heard of during a long time, was committed on last Sunday, the 20th inst., five miles west of Cimaron sta tion, and twentv-threc miles west of Dodge City. The particulars are as follows : It appears that about two weeks ago a party ot Cheyenne Indians crossed the Ar kansas river in the vicinity above named, and at the time one of their squaws became sick and died. Her remains, together with all her worldly effects were at once con signed to their last resting place according to their customs of the Cheyenne tribe, the Indians then continued on their march northward. Among the things left with the body was some blankets, a buffjlo robe, finger rings and other trinkets so dear to the heart of the savage and of great value in the estimation of two monsters'. Stubbing and Johnson, the former a sec tion foreman running west of Cimmaron and the latter one of his laliorers. These two des-ioilers of the dead, on last Sunday, wended their way to the elevated resting place of the squaw (now in an advanced stage of decomposition) and removed eve ry vestage of clothing and other things from the body, cot forgetting the finger and ear rings, and to remove them they "severed the hands from the arms just above the wrNts and took them to some secluded place and literally chop-ied the hands to pieces to procure their plunder. Their hellish desires not being fully gratified, they returned and committed nameless in decencies and otherwise horribly mutilated the body. The aliove account is reliable, as we get our information from a responsible and trustworthy person, to whom the villians ex hibited the stolen articles and related the whole transaction. The citizens of Cim maron are justly indignant and exaspera ted at ihe two ierielrators of this henious crime, and it is more than likely that .Messrs. otubbias and Johnson will be re quested to change their places of residence erajong. Lieut. Gardners Report of tbe In. dlan light on Heaver Creek. Topeka Commonwealth's. Yesterday afternoon, Lietenant Gardner came in from Fort Wallace with the re mains of Colonel William II. Lewis who died so bravely and nobly in the recent en gagement on I!eaver Creek. Lieutenant Gardner goes from here to Fort Dodge to arraage some of the private affairs of the Colonel. The Lieutenant's version of the whole affair is in substance this: The Cheyennes who were removed to the Territory about one year ago, sought to get north again. Induced, probably, by some basely princi pled renegade whites, together with their natural projiensity to steal, they sought to stampede such cattle and horses zs came in their way. They were, as a matter of cour-e, opposed in their marauding career, and bloated with their spoil-, they did not hesitate to kill those opposing rsons. The number killed, however, was not so large as reported, but not more than twenty south of the Arkansas were killed, and about fix after leaving the river. The troops that were ordered to check the Indians were entirely inadequate to do ro, and consequently the Indians got away and continued on north. From Cimmaro n Crosacg five companies of cavalry and one company of infantry, in all about two hun dred men, under command of Col. William II. Lewis, pursued the Indians, and as the dispatches announced, overtook them at Famished Woman's Fork, about half past four on the afternoon of September 2.-th. The Indians when they found that they were about to be overtaken, turned west and fortified themselves in a ravine, the ap proaches to which were very hilly and rocky. The had constructed rifle pits on the side of the hill in as systematic and effectual a manner ad any civilized army. Theshrewdnes of Col. Lewis ..prevented the command from falling into the trap which the Indians had set. The engagement commenced about half past four or five o'clock and lasted until dark. In this time the troops did some very effectual work ; but no idea can be formed as to the number of Indians killed ar.d wounded, as they are carried on the field as soon as shot. Lieut. Gardner says he should judge that there were fully fifteen killed. He speaks very highly of the action of Col. Lewis. He was to the front from the commence ment. The femoral artery was severed by a bullet, and every effort wSmade to check the flow of blood, but to no avail. When night came on the command was withdrawn. The fight was aihaiyonr, the numbers even, and the Indians remarkably well armed. Lieutenant GardasoadT his clothing riddled in several places with bul led. . The troops are fn pursuit of- the Indians, and at this writing have probably overtakes them. Doins of thro A. T. At S. F. Road. Topeka Commonwealth, 3 The land sales of the Atchison, Topeka it Santa Fe Railroad, for the second week in September, lo73, amount to" $1,000, against 510,517 for the same period in 1S77, an increase of 23,433. - The chief engineer of "the Atchlscn, To peka & Santa le road, states that the road has avarded the work of grading extension of the New Mexico & Southern Pacific branch, fromiWillowSprings to. Las Vega?, to the following parties : Hunt, Edwards, TowneA Cot, of Macon, Mo -10 miles. Houston & Necly, Caatta nooga, Tenn., 20 miles , Wm. -Moore, Sooth PuebIo,.CoI., 15 miles; V- R. Blash & Co, Tnnidod, CoL, 12 miles; Wm. Garland, El Moro, CoIX -Biles ; Fitzgerald, Mallory A -Flj'nn-Trinidad, CoL, 8 .miles. TteAT. A S. I. expectso bo 'the first road to New Mexico, as the above branch hi to be posh ed rapidly forward, and is exrecfed tnba completed in March. -I n re n-I ki t A t r at 4 $ ,. '-a -J m. -- . ? 2 j.s --, eWsv r-'. ftSife-srkafe .'j''Ili . M .JL