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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
KNOW, vou
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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,
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.
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
We have a great deal ot satisfaction In the
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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."
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
"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
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.
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
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."
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-
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
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
' "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
Butlneiu of a Ksaiaa Caator Ilcan
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
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
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
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
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
White Cloud sent down the biggest dele-
Two Men Charged With a Ilevoltla-r
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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