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TTIT T T TIMES XJDL iiux IJoJjj LEAVENWO TJTTT7 VV Hi EtUbl,she. Ko 33 LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER ID, I87S. CJ-iscr-.i'jVs Estaa'iihsa tj D. K. Anlhcaj inaarj ls6I, THL'IiSDAY DECEMBER 1 1S73. TIB. IMIII.I."". am. tjii: WIKK- By a special di-patch in our telegraphic column- thin morning, it will be seen that the bill introduced by -Mr Phillip, of this district, to give laborers employed uj.cn government work-, the benefit of the eight hour Jaw lis .ad tbc Hou of Bepre scntat.ves. ll.HHi of justice to working men that Mr. I'fcii has labored hard to secure, and it f urn-shea cause of congratiilstiun to hi- friend', no less than to tho-e fur kIim benefit the bill was f amd t j know thatillus been success fully carrie I through the branch of Conre-s of which be i a member. Mr. Phillii ha- always been one of the truest f.-uco. that the laboring man baa had. iu either h- ue of Congre-, and they ere tdind to tb.irowu Un interests when they faded to Hand by him. to m-'Tii i ir. We have been imio-l upon. We hive been made the innocent victim of a cruel oil. Mr. IVni.i Macafie ly is a resj-ect-ilile citiz n of ilje I'.-urtli Ward, and he wild, u- word that ihe man whocsme to us to advirtiie tht h. g, and represented him-k-H to lie Dennis Macafferty, wa a base impo-Ur. I he genuine Dennis saj there i not t word of truth in the whole of it, for d.vil the .!,; ha he lost, at all," and if lie did lose one it wa "no sich baylhen of a ba-te a th one ye put in tint iitijier." I.ternal vigilance i the price of liberty and a newspaiwr, with simple- watchful net", and :he e.es of Argu, will occasion ally 1 iuijsj-ed UJion. 1111: u. i nji i :! .! i"ii:. r. Woi k on the Wa-hiiigton Monument is t b-again abandoned. A score or more of plan li tve been submitted for strength ening the f junda ion, although there i a grave doubt that the foundation Ueeds trenclh.niiiK. Nearly every eigineer m the army ha reported uiwn the founda tion" of the Wa-hiuglon Monument. Col. ( aey, howcv.r, who is in charge of the public building ami ground in Washing ton, it seems, has never had an opportunity to tell what he think and to suggest a plan for the foundation. On Saturday Pe-i-ilent Have, W. W. Corcoran, Central Humphries, Architects Clark and Fruzier and Colonel Cs-y got together and dt cided that Colonel Casej's plan should lie siib milteil to Congress aud thai the work t hou Id again Mop. A quarter of a million of dollars ws appropriated in lV7(i to finish the monument, aud the tuui ban Iain idle in the Treasury ever since. It was generally eupio ed tint the plan approved last winter would accomplish everything, and it wa-certtinly ver; proiuiing. Now, hosrever, it ha lieen abinduncd in order to give Colonel Ca-ey a chan-e to look into matter, and bee what he think should be done. ciiki.i: r.ut i:n4r. The well informed Wathiugiou corres pondent of the 1'hlladelphia 1 tuna assert jiositively that naior Lvinklin,; it not a candidate for the ll.publicjn nomination iu 1V-0, but is out aud-out iu favor of Crant I he Timtx nf . Senator, oak, nig tvio in liUiwat forllirllrst tlmetliiit niornti s, loiiklnKui liMiii3uiieMt bndt-nxi.n. He proiiiH-ideit ilie etiHinUT alter tli iialt. nueilletl toirilr, aini-ln-arm Willi In.; ."iiinr I ivi. Ac r.liii: to h Iti'lublic.l:i eimIor wll" ll . t.lket ttllll ('.iiiStliui; ltlim.i it.yiir li , t"ie Sutler I uneiuiv. ill Hutt irrvoc lil loi Gruol iii lbl .':iklln ! njir-.iii-l b-o ln tli.1 the '-i in . v. i . b-riiii.. br'iii tli tet!ii.tii Vt b .4ita ikI ! In liixot til Ills UliUIn lu I'm aleilil i ant .1 -etllliUj kihimI le-O-jpltOll tilt le. Mild .lll'U MU'eli Ull'llllllK until lliecoueuitia hii.il lo lis muK. it bHt it ulil lie it inlit ikelo iiukf a tiip to tile larger titles. I'ltr.slllKN II !.. The editor ot the Cleveland lluoli bad occu-ion to go to Wabini on a few datb ago and had there an piwrninitr to meel the editor of the rtiilidvlphia T.me: From the latter le derived I'ome iutere-'Ung information, which xvat duly iran:nilttd to hi" Clevel'iiil j'liirnal, and as Col. Me Clure is recrguized a one of the clearet headti! jioliiicians in the country, we copy wliat he sajs of the chance of 1KI : i.ilonel Mcl lure, the Ijuiolls ttiltor ot tile To ijileli.lll 7imf.f Is 111 tin. 11 lolny. lie r tli. Ileum nils nr ruiilly Urifllns to Mnl JUuli! lib llielr l'reslitt'litlHl t-alitllJate and that ty l-Utllr will have to take him to prti.e to tliecoiintr that they tiHte b Jurett tlietrboit-inomy lirresies. lie lelle.s llayard coil d cait j New Y-irk, New Jer-e and Indutun, wlueli, n itli the soliu fruutli. would lelitiu moroihau vuouii vos to elect him. McClure wty that uulliliix can break the solidity or III- S uth In 150, and thalbuco-bs will only tie possible for the lie publicans by tlitlr cirrj ins New lork. He thtnWs they nmy do this but tu the view of the fctthRl.New York city Is a wliolesale manufactory of fraudulent Democratic votes tie regards It a-s doubtful. IJuth iarties will profti.s to be aUuney in favor of honti-l l;lionv througbout the couutry.ue predicts, and each will do lu b-M to beat the other at the K,ame of cheating. broth. r'bloo-l. He is iwpulnr amoDg bis, associate!., and Is an agreeable gentlemen of tncoldbcbool. Some of the younger candl- j dates for 3Ir.Gorham' place are deposed to i ridicule the candidacy of bev.ral old men. Tbey fcay the plaeo Is one of the most active datles. requiring peculiar tact and energy to dlcbrje succes-fully, and that old men are cat nt for it They also hay that the man who Jills the place should do for the Demo crats what George Gorhan has done for the Itepubllcanh and make It a powerful party lever. One of the youngest Democratic Sen ators said lately that as the place required Brent ex erienceand maturity of judEinent he should f.el bound to vote f.ir Dube Gwln, who Is eighty-two, instead of Waltcrson, who Is ..nly u. little o er se euly, though his sjmpathies were ail with the latter, lie bald, however, that if W till "u Allen were to rise up he Ight feel bound to bupisjrt him In preference even toUwin. in:: !::'it ms iiii.i The bill introduced by Senator Edmunds, Uft May, rtlaiicg to IVe-identi.il election, and mw pending in the Senate, has for it j main ol.j- ct tt.e fettling of deputed jui t"ona in tb: Slate, where tl.ey ari-e, with out bringing them to the adjudication of Congrca. The New York Uuoid eumma rizes 'lU jirovi-ioa as follows : It would sue to e.eli r'tate- an opiorluiilty to pre-ent lit. dtrzen1. from b-ln". mlsrepre beote.1 by its electo-al eii!e. If a dispute bhould arise In any Mate as to the I.s.l c' olce ot its I'resIJ. utial electors a tribunal pro Wed bythefet-teitsel ,tiirou;h Its Leg it atuie. Is tohear.iud deteriuli.e the o.ues t'on. It fUlredno ordinary bklllaii'l acu men to tr.niie a bill wi.lch would accom plish Ilii without coming lu coi.!l!ct with tlie cocstitutiOT. As the law now M-nds there ts no intertneJlHte blep or p oc.liD!j betw.-en the appointment of electors and tlieir ineetins to cast their votes. The bill under consideration ptovides for Intermedi ate ptoceediugs aud extends the interval In order that the investigation my be 'borough and the judgineutor the state tribunals de itlie ate The appointment of electors Is to take place a mouth earlier than at present, aui the electors are to meet and cast their otes more than u mouth later tl.au at pres ent, making an addition of two full months to the time wlilcli intervenes lwtwten the voting by theixopeand tlie voting by the I'residtntial electors Tlie electors are to be api-ilnt.-d on tlie lirst Tue-d.y lu O.tober, and tli'vareiiot to m el and vote until the s.cond Monday in January, allowing a ierl olof thi- months for the btate canvass and a Judicial determination of disputed elections by a J-Ule tribunal The bill provides that e ry sucli detetmlmitton bl.u I lie final, and becouclusueevldeiiceof the liwful tltleof the electors. The weak point in the bill, which the Herald points out, is one that in unavoidable without a constitutional amendment, and that is it ermi'ts but doc. not command the creation of the tribunal referred to above. Thi i as far an it is possible for an act of Congress to go. The constitution gives the several State legislature, unlimited power to prescribe how their Presidential electors shall be appointeJ, and his power cannot be abridged by an act of Congress. Hut Congress by widening the interval between their apointiuent and their meeting may afford the States an opportunity to decide di'puted .uestion judicially, and encour age them to do so by declaring that such deciion fhall be conclusive. As to the partisan bias of the measure, the He.ald say. l'lieiuost caviling opponent cmnot say that it has been drafted iu the int. rest of the npublicdii jiarty. It It becomes a "aw Its op. ration In the next I'res'denllul election will lie tu favor of the D-ms:rtic candi dstes There Is no real danger of a deadlock eai.pl wli.n tlie S Date is coiilro I. d b lie p..l Ileal party and tlie House by the other, as hapiieued to be the case in the last elec tion IheCongrevs lilch will count the electoMl votes in i)-Sl wl I b Democratic n both brunches should the billof Mr. Ed munds become a law it will lie In the siwer of tlie i emocrats to decide very disputed casein their owti t..vor. Ilj tills bill It Is pioii.ied tht In cerium coii.inBeiicies the el.-clor.l Mit.-soI a .ate cannot be rejected wiihou iheoincurieiiceoi bith Houses, and tliai 111 certain ether -o iittiin. ucits tuey cm not b- count d with bu.-li ..incurrence, ltut iu. the DemotTHlb will have a mjonty of iMilh Houses ut Ihet in- of the next count this bill c-ves them the nilvaiilage in both contingencies. 1 cannot, tut refo c, be re jected on pirtisnrirouuds cni.-sthe It pub licins should i. fuse to buppo-t it. The bl'I or Mr Kdmuu'sis as Imp-irlil, anil .rob ablyasetliciei.t.asuuy that could be fr.inied in .outorm-iy with tlie t.-derI coust'ttulon. EsjcIGU or IT. That u, let the teichers be requirej at me The country has had about enough of cnd of each school tern to report the ag . .., ui the eeivelefs twaddle and cant oi we gom organs about the dishonesty of the Ameri- TUC -rllllCD AVATt'II. A WISCONSIN SENSATION The Chicago Tribune thinka Senator Tllaine's speech (published in full in our teltgragh columns Thursday morning) wa a masterly effort, while hisj resolution places the IVmocratic side of the Senate in a very unpleasant predicament. The Tri- Mr. lilaiiie had the national ear In the Sen ate yebterday for his speechon the resolution proposing an inquiry Into all cases where Ibe light of cllUens were In anyraanutr abridged or violated at tlie recent elections. This resolution, it will be noted, imposes no Utntta to the bcope of the Investigation ; It Ingles oat no one State, or collection of States; It Includes Massachusetts along with Bouih Carolina, New York as well as Louisi ana. The Democrat may attempt to answer the logic of the facts presented by Mr. Uialne, bat they cannot refuse to vote lor his resolu tion. They may dd to It by providing for Investigation Into the ue of money In the late campaign but they must also consent to Include In this branch of the subject the cor rupt use of momy in the campaign of two years ago. They are placed m a loiuicai ais advantage by the violent indlacreeUieaa of their friends In the South and the aggressive poller of their opponents in the North. WECRETAKY OK THE SESATE. The Democrats have not had any expe rience in the way of electing a Secretary of the United States Senator for nearly a life time. Nearly all the men who are promi nent at Washington to-day have come upon the stage since this important office was filled by a gentleman from the ranks of the Democracy. Electing a Secretary is, there fore, quite a new thing to Democratic Senators, and it is no cau?e for woader that there is a very lively scramble for the com fortable place, which a Democratic Senite, after the fourth of March, will have at its disposal. A Washington dispatch to the Philadelphia Times of the 10th says : Tlie Secretaryship of the Senate lu the next Congress Is still open to applicants, and the scramble grows hotter day by day. Thus tar It would seem that Senator Dennis has the advantage. Hell an amiable gentleman, from the Eastern Shore or Maryland, and Is much mare familiar with tirrapln and peach brandy than with questions of ftatesman ahlp. He Is about So years old and looks as wise as n owL, He has made but one speech In the Senate and that nsd a wide circula tion. In It he told the Senate that he had a am In California, and that he was certain & was opposed to brothers weltering In r.vi:itYiiii: ii.ii:.iri:n tv curr ii. it is.. The following paragraph from an edito rial in the New York Ihudd, state, in two lints, an all sufficient reason against the demonetiz.tion of silver, or any other meisure th.it will tend, in the slightest de gree, to make goods cheaper and money dearer. "iJelil," sjvs the lie aid, "have uot diminished with the rotirce for pay ing th.m,'' and that tells the whole story; a debt that called for a thou.ind gretn bick dollars when a greent.acl; dollar was worth only fifty cent", call for just as many greenback dollars now, when the greenback dollar is worth a hundred cents lijt it is p!eaant to be told that better times are at hand, and the llcold says Throughout all the agricultural States there Is n general complaint of low price- This Is consistent with the prosperity of such people a are out of debr, for labor and all kinds of goods are proportionally cheap. But, unfor tunately, multitudes ared.eply In debt, and debu have not diminished with the resources for paying them. But the people ueera satis fied that the lowest point of depression has been passed and feel that they are advancing toward better times During the next year capital will be emboldened lo venture Into new enterprlses,thereby tmprovlngthe home market for agricultural products. The gener al feeling seems to be that "the night Is far spent and the day Is at hand " lonijc ootie. Hon. Thos. A. Osborn, U. S. Minister to Chili, will return to Kansas in June, on business, and with his family to visit their friend, having obtained leave of absence for that purpose. His many friends will give him a cordial reception. .nits. HCLI.. A correspondent at Independence, Kan sas, writes under date of the 12th inst, that Mrs. Carrie E. Hull, of baby fame, has just obtained a verdict in the District Court at that place, for two thousand and two hun dred dollars, against her ex-husband, for false imprisonment and malicious prose cution." TALLY OME FOK BIKER. After "waitina and watching over the border' for nea ly two years, Baker, of the CmmmKealth, has at Ia6t succeeded in capturing Munford of the Kansas City Times, on Kansas soil, and no sooner did he find him than he served on him the papers in that long deferred libel suit, and now Munford must measure swords, (or, rather. lawyer) with Baker, in a Kansas court. THE HEAVIEST. "The oldest inhabitant one of his names being Miles Moore says there has never been bat one snowstorm since Leav enworth was settled, that equalled thi, and that was in lSOo. We have certainly had none such daring late years. ,.. .;iv.r ,lnllr a "swindhoz dollar, a clipped dollar," an "eighty-five cent dol lar," and all that, the only object and pur po eof which i to browbeat the American people into making the standard silver dollar worth more than a dollar, thus making every debt juit that much greater, and the creditor so much richer. The gold organs have harp ed on thi one string so con-tantly and per sistently, the people have had the "dis honest" character of the old dollar brought before them in so minyclaborite leaders in the metroiKilitan press, and fo many finely drawn pictures in the illustrated pipers, that a great many good souls throughout the country are thinking that probably they have made swindler and thieves and pirates of thtm-elve-, while innocently en deavoring to give the country an honest standard of valo-, and to prevent the cred itor from ttniu'-ly increasing the burdens of his debtor It tho-e b. are di.ioed to fall into this view read the following plain and truthful statement of tie case, from the f'hieigo T ibu .e of the loth : Tli advocates of the sing e standard have caused ftn silver discussion to be confused considerably by tlie characterization ot the standard dollar as an Sceut dollar." This asnmp'lon Is btsed simply on the tact that the value In told ofSTI'J grains ol Ger man demonetized bullion, Is worth at pre sent from s". o it) cents of the American gold dollar. In other woid, the coin which Is the old stat.daid dollar 1 treated In the dis cussion by the gold-bugs as bullion of a certain weight and not as the legal dollar It elf. The reply that Is get-erally made to this unwarranted assumption Is, to de mand whether the person who enunciates it has any silver dollars to sell for , or 9S, cr W cents, or whether he has auj thing to sell for which he will no: accept standard silver dollars at the rate of 1(0 cent apiece. Thus cornered, the goldlte retorts by saying that the HO cents' value Is national and not International, or, more properly, that It Is a home value which Is not recosulzed abroad. "You may exchange your standard bllver dollar at the rate of 10J cenis In gold within the territory and Juri-dlctlon of the United Wales Government." hays the gold-bug, "but the moment yon send It abroad you will find that you cannot get more tliunf-'i cents for It" And this sta'ement 1 generally p-1-nrtted by the silver men to pass as true, though, as a matter of fact, the standard American dollar Is worth about 100 cents In Liverpool or London, or Paris, as well as In Chicago, or New York, or Boston, and Is so raled and can be exchanged at that valuo. After showing, as above, that the S3-ccnt argument is utterly false, so far as this country is concerned, and that the Ameri csn standard silver dollar is just as good in every part of the United States as a dollar of any nther kind or character, the Tribune turns to the charge that it is not good in foreign countries, and shows that to be equally false. It says; Tha status of the American silver dollar abroad can be determined by the btatus of the foreign silver coins In this country. It must lie kept In mind that the American sil ver dillarcontatnss per cent more of the metal In the relation It holds to the gild dol lar than dotho English French, or German bllver coins. II It belound, then, that Kn glish, rrench. and German silver coins re tain lhelrf.ee valoe ascolnsln this coun try and are not estimated by the mere amount of non legal tendermetal they con tain, the American silver coins of greater relstle Intrinsic value must be similarly rated in European markets. Thus the Kn gllsti gold piund bterllug is worth in Araerl e.n money it 16".,; but the latest coin quota tion In Ne- York bhow that Ei gllsh sliver, which Is only a legal tender for S 0, Is rated nt II.S3, or as much as the English gold Lbs the extra co-t of transtortatlon. The value of the French franc lu American money Is worth S5. The latent New York quotations show that the silver Ave franc pl.cesln this country brlni 91 cuts In gold, or as much as th" gold five-franc piece Is worth wltn an allowance for charges on Bhlnrnent, although Its mere bullion value would not excel SI csnts. So In IJiidou or Uverpool, the broker will givo as much for five American standard sliver dollars ns I c will for an America half eaic gold piece with a fractional dlirorenca to allow for more freight charges ou si vcr than on gold Practically, then the Amrrlcsn merchant e.nbuy as much of any given commodity In I-iondou and Paris with American bll ver ns ho can with American gold. The American traveler can exch inge his s'and. aril silver dollars for abDilt s much English cold as he could acquire for the same number of gold dollar. That is a plain statement of the statu of the silver dollar in foreign countries, and the reason it is goad abroad ah well as at liome, i alo plain and simple: It is be cause the foreign banker, by returning the money to the United State, can get the ame value lor the American silver dollar as for the American sold dollar. He only tituds to allow, t'icii, for any small differ ence there may bs in the freight charges on the coins, and while the balance of trade continue o enorsiously in our favor, the merchant!, and backers of Europe will be only too glad, as the Tribune says, to get their hands upon our standard silver dol lar, as they are just as good to them as gold, and will pay for jut as much Ameri can corn or jiork. We quote again from the Tribune : A. hundred millions of such American dol lar would be received with avidity In Eu rope and clrcnlatel or held there until need ed lor remittance to this country to pT fr breadstuff, cotton, meats, et?. Nobody over there would think of quoting our standard legal tender sliver dollar at 5 cents or any ether figure under S9 cents In gold. It Is false therefore to say that the standard silver dollar Is worth only 85 cents here or anywhere. It Is worth Just what the Amert can gold dollar Is everywhere, and it will ex change for Just as much with the bankers and merchants of any country which has commercial deallnga with the United States. The London, Paris, or Berlin broker would aot exchange silver dollars for gold dollars at the rata of 85 cenu for the former anymore than the New 1 ark broker would do the same absurd thing. If theold demonetized German thalers sent to London for sale bring only their bnl Ion valne. It Is beeiu'e they are no longer legal-tender, and will not be recog nized aa lawful coin If returned to Germany. But while American sllverdollarsare weight ed at the rate of IS to 1 of gold, and while the silver dollar remains a full legal-tender bj well as the gold dollar, there Is no danger that the former will be received for less than 100 cents In any country where the ratio of 15S f silver tolof gold prevails. There ts not the smallest .warrant for denominating the standard sliver dollar as an "S3-cent oln, and there Is no commercial country and no sane man tuat will refuse to allow practically gold value In exchange for them. The "SS-cent" phrase Is a deliberate decep tion, and the men who employ It know It to besucn. Iu use Is designed to belittle and to east a slur upon those who advocate the old standard dollar, The foregoing is a plain and truthful statement of .the value and statns of the silver dollar; and it is the deliberate judg ment of the country that the crusade against it Js founded in dishonesty in a desire to increase the obligations of the debtor without giving an equivalent therefor. gregate attendance of all their pupils in days; let district clerks be required to col late these term reports, and report to coun ty superintendents the entire aggregate at tendance for the vear in days ; let county superintendents be required to aggregate these di-trict reports and repcrt to the State Superintendent the total attendance of their several counties in days ; with all their county reports added together the State Superintendent may estimate the por- lion oi iue yearn iuwt uuc ws.. -,. - tendance, and on that basis apportion to each county its share of the public fund, to be by county superintendents apjiortipned to the several districts on .he stme basis. I think such a change would be anim provenientou the jt ecj'ta basi of distribu tion, chiellly iu this: It wouldofler to the inhabitann'of the districts an inducement to send their chi.dreu to school more regu larly and more coutinuou-ly ; to be less tolerant of absentees; and to have school taught in tlieir several ditrict a many tusnlbs as jkwuIc All of thise desidera ta are greatly to be desired. Every teach er know, and every per-on who take an in terest in the educational .system know that there is co greater ob-tacle to the success ful working of the schools than ab-enlees aud desultory attendance. Any plin ca culated to abate this evil, even measurably, ought, it eeems to me, to be f-ivorably re garded by all who liave the educational in ter, st at heart, and ought to bs adopted unless grave objections can be urged to the contrary. It seems to me this plan is demanded aa a matter of justice. The general school fund has been provided for the education of the children and youths of the Stale. What claim have those district. uiwn any share of it whoe inhabitants arc so indif ferent lo the educational welfare of their children that tbey will not make appropri ations for maintaining fchools, or will not seed their children lo school when school is in session. The existing law makes no di:crimination between those districts which show com mendablc enterprise in the educational line, and thoe which do not. So that a district reports three months school the previous year, no matter if the average daily attendance did not exceed a half doz en, with a total enrollment not amounting to over ten per cent, of the whole school population, it is entitled to its share of the State fund, equally with the district which maintained school ten months with a daily attendance averaging fifty and an enroll ment embracing nearly all the juveniles within its border. It seems to me that is neither fair nor just. I wish every teacher, every scliooloflicer, every jierson in fine who takes an interest in the school management, would consider the plan or change here suggested, and re port his or htr opinion, whether favorable or otherwise, to the editor of this paper. Let your commuuications be simply "yea" or "nay," on potal card, by mail, and I doubt not they will be publishednd will have due weight in making up the right verdict J- A. B. Louise, Dec. 14, 173. Dr. lalmsgs Staying Out Very tale A B;g Sensation in the Town Of Ken Indeed Alcep and Steeple Cain- j osna, WllATTIIEKIf.HnOKSTIII.Mt OF VS. X VAST AMOUNT OK bTATIt .SEWS. Ellsworth Keporter, 12-1 The Daily Times has recently been en larged aud is now tlie largest dally In the Suite, and every number contains a vast amount of State news . the fcEvr wkstokSt. Louis. Junction City Tribune, i:. Thel-avenworth Timi-s, liko the green bsy tree, lsalway growin. It has recently added four columns to lu magnitude, and Is now t ho lirgest and best dally webt of St. Loul-. osr. or Tttn i.NDir.Tio.s. Lawrence Journal, 11,1 We h ne Inadvertently failed to notice the enlargement of the Leavenworth Dally Ti mes to a nine column jsiper. TueTimes is con ducted with great enterprise, and lis buccess is one of hopeful Indications of the growth and Increase of Leavenworth. Ul.COMI.NG TIIKMosT POITI..K IN KANSAS. Chauut- ituie, il! In another column appears the advertl-e-meiitoflhe ' cavenworth Times, the largest and mo-t newsy jper in the State. It has been recently enlarged lour columns, anil under its jiresen management gives a great anetyof both St.teand g.-ner.i'. news, and Is becotnl z ttie mo-t impnlar p-iper In Knn- S.IS. ENTITI.EIIT.ITIIK "HOItN," lYnleh Central Nea s, iwenilKT lUlli-l The Lavei: worth riMf.s. beyond dSput. the ablest conducted tiewsj.aperlii the State, its compilation of ' t.i'e News" being alone worth more than the pilce of bub-criptiou, was enlarged ouTlnnkstlving to nine col umns to the page, making It the largest daily in Kansas. Col. vnthony is entitled to the "horns" as the "b s" newspaper man in the Empire State of the v est. A LIVE KAXsAS fAl'Ftt. IHrooSvtlle Times, n. Thelyave-.vorth Tijifs was enlirged oa Tlmikftlvluc d.y nnd Is now a: V, column folio, the largest and liost dally paper In Kansas. Tho telegraphic news Is ver full and the editorial ably written. If yoa want a live Kansas paper send for the Times. It Is o!Terl at the lowest rates a good dally has ever bieu published for ONEOFTIICnDsT PAPEEs ISTHE STATE. w il-on lnde-v, Dec. 12. Jlr.N.E.-Stevens the wide-aw.iko corres pondent of the Leavenworth Tutu called at our sanctum ou last Friday As we were out the time, we did not gel to interview the gentleman but then we know that he repre sents oe or the best papers In the State. TO ACroWMODAIETIIE 1'ATr.OSAOE. Eussell County ltecord, 12.1 We received a call last week from Mr.N. E. Stevens, traveling agent nnd correspondent or the Leavenworth TlMi-s. Mr. Stevens Is working up the Interests of his paper In a lively manner. The proprietor of The Times by the way, has found It necessity to add a column to the pige In the size, ot his paper to accoramodete his Increasing pat ronage, and still leave room for the news. AN-TUO.NYISM EXCUSED IIV HIS ROVAL IIIGI'. NESS. Emporia 1-edger, 12. The Leavenworth Times now com. s tons greatly enlarged In sire and otherwise Im proved In many respects The Times is and always has been the best dally newspaper In the State. It Is enterprising and full of news, and were It not for the objectionable feature of Anthonylsm, would be far ahead of any dally newspaper in the Missouri Valley. However, we all have our weaknesses and this weakness of The Times can be excused on the score of human Infirmities over which the editor has no control. Takes toe nan oft the iilsii. Lyndon Times December 12th. The largest and best dally newspaper In Kansas. Is tae Leavenworth Daily Times. Mr.D. It. Anthony enlarged It to the size of nine columns on last Thanksgiving cay, and it now presents as handsome an appearance as many papers whose editors make more pretentlonsln feet. The Times absolutely "takes the rag off the bush" In the newpa perdora of Kansas, as tho official report of the amount paid for postsge will show which we publish In his advertisement elsewhere in this paier. It Is a very popular It-pcWl-can paper, and leans strongly to the green back side of the money question. THE SEASON or SUCCESSFUL ESUIOEMENTS. Hiawatha Herald, 12. The season for successful enlarg-mnt of the dallies Is here. The l-eavenworth Times and St. Joseph Hera'd have put their annual Hnkl on their at. tiers. nd appear as"the largest dallies west of St. Louis." ling, Drnnkennei and Crime in Full Slast. New York Herald, ?. Dr. Talmage preached yesterday morn ing, as uual, in the Brooklyn Tabernacle on the night side of city life, this time ex patiating oa the "Third Watch of the 'ight,' which he described as by far the mo-'t horrible. He chose his text from Genesis, i , 5 "And the darkness he called night " Two grand divi-ion of time, said Mr. Talmage oueof sunlight, theother of shadow. 1 have spoken to you of the first and second watche of the nigh. I speak now of the third thzt i-, from twelve to three o'clock. The thunder of the city has rolled from the air. .-light sound now cut the ninht wi h a ditinctness th it ex cites vo'ir attention. SoUrnn and stupen dous "is the third watch 1 '1 here arc respec table men abroad. The city misionsry i goim; up to that court to take j. scuttle of coal to a poor fami y. Men wh-j are forced to toil into the midnight are hi.stenirg to iheir plilow. li-u the great multitude arc adeep. The lights are out in the dwelling. The street '..imp, s'sudirg in a long line, reveal the silence and the slumber o' the town. Stupendous thouaht! i sreat city at ret. Let the great host rlerp, Ujd's a!um berlts eye will watch. TIIO-E Vf HO tVO.N'r.-I-I.EP. But there an- thousnd who will rot sleep to-niih ? ui thtt dirk court. Be careful or vmi will tail over the prostrate form of a drunVrr.! i? in,; on his own door step. Look abnui, let yo-i feel thegarroterV hug. I.oek in ttirotign that broken ptne. No bread, no liht, no fire, no cover. They shiver in darkm. They begged, but got nothing. They had rather die than go to the almhoue. You ray these are vicious poor. So much the more to be pitied Their last light ha gene out. They are in hell now. Where I have ten prayers for the innocent I have twenty for the guilty. The viciou poor have had two shipwrecks that of the body and that of ihe soul wreck for time and wreck for eternity. I'ass en through that alley. Open the door. It is not locked. They have noth ing to lose. Strike a match and look beastliness and rags I From the corner a wild face starts out of the straw and moves toward you just as your light goes out. Strike another match. Here i a little bale Xot like thoe beautiful children presented this morning for baptism. It never smiled: it never will smile. Strike another match The face of that young woman is bruised and gashed now. Xo hope has dawned on that soul for years: hoiie will never dawn upon it. The match has gone out. Light it not again, Lr it would seem to be a mockery. Pass out and on. There are thousands olsuch abodes in our cities. An awful gloomy and overwhelming picture is the city in the third watch. After midnight crime does its chief work. During the day time the villian lounge about, a part of time asleep a part awake, but when the third wati-h arrives they will roue up with eye keen, mind acute, arms f trong aud feet fleet to fly to purue. Many of them have been brought up to the work. They began by picking boys' pocket, and now are pre paring to blat the gold vault of a bank. So long as the children of the street are neglected there will be no lack of 'despera does. THE EVILS or OAMBLlSf.. In the third watch the gambling houses are in full blast. Stir up the fires! Bring on the drinks! Put up the stakes! Many a till will spring aleak. Gaming is mak eflort to become respectable. A member of C'jngrt p plaved with a member clict and won SlO 000. The old way of gettnig a furtune is so slow ! Come, let's tos up to see who shall have it! And so it goes on from the wheezing wretches pitching en uie to the millionaire gamblers in the stock market. Legislators tired of making laws take a re- i e in breakicg them. Officers of the court while away the i ue while the jury is out. There is no ex cuse for this crime. There are $7,000 000 annually lot in Xew York at tlf. gaming table. The agent of the-e gaming table are around our hotels. They a-k a strang er if he would like to sec the city, and show him what they call the "lion-" ar.d the "eleph-tnl" "i Laughter.) If a young man Ins seen the ' lion-'' and the "elephant" he will never see Hcaten. Look ou: for thoe men who move around hotel with sleek hats and a pitronizing air, and are so unaccountably anxiou about your enter tainment. All they want is your moniy. You arc a fool if you can't sec through it. (Ltughter 1 In the third watch, al-o, druukenns dot its wort. The drinking man will lie re spectable at eight o'clock, at nine he is talkative, at ten his tongue is thick, at eleven he blafpheme-.at twe've his hat lalls oir, at one he f jII to the t'.jor asing for more drink. Drunkenness maKos men mad. One of it victims came home one niyhL ami l'jund Ills wiie had died during his abecc;. He went into tLe room where she been prepared L:r the grave, shook her from the shroud and tos-td the body out of the window. The land is soiled with -in. Something radical niu-t be done. You do not see the worst, if Christian men and women woum go forth among the wandering and the desti tute they inisrlit make ihe darkest alley of thecity'kiudie with tlie gladness of heav en. Do not think pioti counsels will stop the gnawing of empty stomachs or warm slockingks feet. "Take bread, raiment, medicine, as well a prayer. We want no such inapt work a th it of the men who W3nt into an hopital during the war and gave to a o!dier who had both his legs amputated a tract on the sin of dancing. (Laughter). Generoa, hsipful woik would bring back thousands. I see them coming now. Cry up the wort new lo heaven! Set all the lell a-nngng! Spread the banquet and keep the jubilee! THE ISCOUKIGIBLE. But there is a man who won't reform. Well, then, how many acts, in a tragedy. I believe five. Act the First Young man starting from home, Parents and siter erring. Wagon passe over the hill. Farewell kill thrown back. King the bell and let the curtain drop. Act Second Marriage altar. Bright lichts. Full organ. Long white veil trail ing through the aisle. Prayer and congrat ulation and exclamation of "How well she looks!" King the bell and let the curtain drop. Act Third Midnight. Woman wait ing for staggering steps. Old garments stuch into the broken window pane. Many marks of hard'hirn on the face Biting the nail of bloodless fingers. Neglect and cru elty and disgrace. King the bell and let thecurtiin drop. Act FornTii Three graves in a dark tilare prave of the child that died from lack of medicine ; grave of the wife who died of a broken heart; grave of the hus band who died of di-ipation. Oh, what a blated heith, with three graves, plenty of weeds, no tlowers : Anguih coiling its serpent's coil around thecrti'h.il heart. Blackness of darknes forever. Woe ' woe ' woe '. I cannot bear longer to look. Come, come. King the bell and let the curtain drop. IT HA BEE FIXED. We understand that Gov Anthony has more than one strlne to his bow. If he falls on the United States Senatorshlp.then he will be made President of the Agricultural Col lege, through a regency of bis own construc tion. We shall have more to say on the sub ject as the Senatorial struggle logins. Junc tion City Tnbune. George T. made this arrangement some two months ago and The Tribune has not the prower to prevent its consummation. What are you going to do about it Mr. lYt&iou? Bain, the Celebrated Wagon-Msker, Shot by a Woman. Kenosha, Wis , December 12. Kenoha is enjoying a sensation of the Laura Fair type, which, though not attended with fa tal results, proori-es to furnish food for many niunth' go-isip. O.i Tuesday even ing 5lrs. Almirah Kn-; i, divorced Iadv of some So years, -j popularly known es ' the Widow Knapp," laid in wait for Kd ward Biic the well kuown millionaire and wagon-maker, on one of ihe main streets, whi e he was on hi way from his re-tdence to his office. She met him near the Kpis copal Church. A hurried conversation in sucd. Tne f-w way firer were startled by the rcverberitio-: ol" a pi-lot shut, suc ceeded by the cry of "iurder ' ' which, in turn, was fallowed by two shot, as Mr. Bain made a ba:y re reat from the infuri ated womau. The sic mil shot autre.'-, nut in tue mrjiiT leg, ju! above the knee. Tue ball pastd clean f-rongh the thigh-Vone and the artery Mr. B du, on being struck, fell, but almost immediate! v picked him-elf up and renew ed his running, nliile the woman find the third sLot. Orercome by loss of blood, Mr Bain v. -s not able to run any distance at t.r being b-ruck, aud fell fainting on the sidewals. He was picked up by several persons who had bt.cn drawn to the scene bv ihe pi-tol shot, and was. carried into Mr. McDermott" millirery store. Two phvsic.ans were hurriedly summoned, a carriage was called, and the injured man was taken to hi residence, wheic his wounds were drestd. In the excitement iiobodv paid any attention to the woman in the" co.-e. Brandishing her pitol, she rmhed into the office of lawyer Quarlts, screaming at the top of her voice. "I HAVE illOT AT UI31 '-'' tjuarlcs took the revolver away from her, and, after she had .juieted down, asked her what was the matter. She replied that she bad shot at Bain, but didn't know whether she had hit him or not. Quarles looked around for an officer, but, not finding one, and seeing the district attorney, asked him to take her in charge. lie did so, and had her conveyed to the county jail. Mr. Quarles thinks, from her apiwarance, that she was stimulated with brandy, judging so from the fact that, while iu his office, she sank into a chair perfectly exhau-ted. During his conversation with her she told Quarle that she shot Mr. Bain because she was out of money. From time to time he had given her money. He knew that at the time of the shooting she had none. She saw nothing but starvation staring her in the face, made doubly so by the presence of her son, aged 1-J She had pondered over her destitute condition. IIF. IIAIiniVEN 11EK MONET. and could do so again if he would, and she knew no reason why he should refuse to continue the allowance he had been in the habit of granting her. This allowance she had been receiving for two or three Tears. She therefore made up her mind, if he did not contribute to her support, she would not .allow him to live and enjoy his wealth. "What was the allowance for her? queried the reporter of Mr. IJuarks, who l Mr llnin's lawvpr. "Well, you mti-t know that Mr Bain i an exceedingly charitable man. No one in need ever applies to him for assistance and goes away empty-hinded. This woman wa a seamstress, "and had at times vrked in his and o-her families in the city When work liecame dull she applied to hnu in shape of a loan. He refn-ed to make a loan, but helied her from time to time when he thought she needed it. On the eveuing of the shooting she imperiously fiEMANPEIl SOME MONET. He was atoni-htd at her manner, and re fused Again she made the demand, and told him, by way of a clincher, that, if he did not.she'wouid shoot "What do you mean bv shooting ?"' he inquired. She bri.Uy replied "I have got it here'. "Your won't harm me " he replied. "Yi.u shan't enj iv your richts hilo I starve," was her rej under. He then absolutely and oitively declined to give her anything. She ag-iin threated to shoot. Hetoldh-r to do so, and she did a ha been relate.. To-night, in a very Star-Chamber sortof manner, -he wa brought up before Justice Gillett for examination, which she waived, and, in default of .COO bail, wa re manded to the county jail. Thi business wa performed in " the mot mysterio-i manner. The slicntl and other officials as serted to the rejior.er that the examination would not c hi Id until to-morrow, and it w:. onlv l.r accident that it braked out. Not to exceed half a di z-n people were present, "i our correspondent made urgent rcouest to be allowed the privilege of in terviewing Mr. Kmpp, but the sheriff stubbornlv refused it. He, in companj with everybody el-e in the town, recognize Till. POV. EK OI- MONEV and po'ition, and everything ha been done th.it a no-bible to keen the public from getting at any of the bottom fact in the ci-e. Mrs. Knapp is represented to be a we 1-pre-erved, rather atuactive woman of some :V to as summers, fche came here aboutjien or twelve year. ago, and shortly afterwards obtained a divorce lrom her bus band, he ha obtained a rather precar ious living by dre-.-making the greater por tion of the time. The jieople hereabouts hint mysterious things about her, but these have never a-unied any projiortion until last nigh., and to-day there are some mys leriou hints about her relations with three or four different gentlemen but, outside of the alleged liaison with Biin, no one i identified except a person with a rather bib ulous name, and it is stated by Bain's frienda that he has of late taken particular pains to give currency to the story of her connection with Bain. From an old friend of the wagon-millionaire your correspond ent learned to-night that Bain became ac quainted with her some two years ago, and that on five different occasion he visited her residence and that HE WAS IN THE HABIT nf firir," her SoO rer month. W hether it was from becoming tired of the association, or from learning that there wag another man in tlie cae, he recently determined to put an end to the amatory partnership, and o informed her. He had (so my infor mant staresl re-olvtd to cks the account nn the lSthinL bv the payment of S50. He informed the friend that the woman ought to have waited a few days longer and got her money, but lhat, after all, he w. rather glad of it, a it certainly, ind with out doubt, put an end to a very disagreea ble piece of business. Dr. Farr, Mr Bain's physician, on learning that a couple of Chicago reporters were in town (for the news ol their presence was paseo. aiong with more than telephonic rapidity) issued positive orders that they should not have acces to the wounded man, and the failed to interview him. It is the generally-ex pressed opinion that the woman will not be prosecuted Straw-bail will be furnished. She will be given a railroad ticket to a dis tant point, and her departure will be the last that will ever be seen of her. tie ; and this especially the case as to In dian wars. There is no glory to be gained in the defeat or even the extermination of a tribe of uncivilized and unfamed natives, while a campaign against them, as the bleaching bones of thousands of our soldiers altest. is full of dinger and death. For ten years past the history of the Indian service nas been marked on every page by the testi mony of arm. men against its discreditable features. Secretary Stsnton said, vears ago, on tha occasion of a visit to him by Bishop hippie: n hat does the liishop want' If he has come her to tell us that this government is guilty of gross crimes in its dealings with the Indians, tell him that we know that all this is true." After ayeirof searching investigation into the caues of Indian wars, Generals Sherman, Harney, Terry and Augur, in their cthcial report, wrote : J. hat the Indian goes to war i not astonishing; te n olten com polled to do o ; wrongs are borne by him in silence which never fail to drive civil ized men to deeds of violence. Among civilized men war u-tially springs from a -cn-e of injustice. The best jeosible way to avoid war, then, i to do no act of injus tice. But it is aid that our wars with the Indians have be"en almost con-taut. Have we then been uniformly unjut? IIV arrxer, tsih&ita hnytif, y. ' Details to lUstify sucn statements abound, but it is not their existence that we nar particularly refer to at present ; the fact that leading officers of the army, men upon whom the conduct of Indian wars tills or his fallen, speak thus cf the manner in which those wars originate is that most in teresting and imjiortant in the present stage of the discuion. General Crook, in a conversation last summer as rejorted at the time spoke : his brother officer. had done, and said, in answer to a question, that "it would lie cheaper to treat the Indians justly. All the tribes tell the same story; they are surrounded, the game is driven away or destroyed and there remain but one thing for them to do fight while they can. Kven the injus tice of sending troops against them, how ever, is not the hardest thing; a harder one is for us to be forced to kill the Indians when they are clearly in the right." It js from men thus impressed, and thus candid in their testimony of the truth, that we hope, in case the transfer should be decided ujion, for a fair and jut treatment of the tribes with whom wc have had re cent collision. Men who have so clearly een the evils of unjut action and are placed in to cruel a position of hardship by the outbreak of Indian wars, may be trusted, we should hope, to avoid the caus es which have heretofore produced to many of them. kaii.uo vi .iri'Aiiis. the Walkley buiidiDgs. Though no cases cf drowning occurred, there were SEVERAL NAEKOW ESCArE, ALL OVER THE C0KTINE..T. Particulars of the Terrible Rain Storm in the East. j jiit before tlie building began to crumble ! to pieces. They extended a ladder through Rivtr3 CUt Of B-nkS, Bridges Swept j a window aero the driveway, and gained I access to the adj)ining building. Another Away Towns Inundated. chap. w'i.- fell into the current on Meadow j street, wasavd by rope thrown to him. y' t No exact litvf The great storm, of which the cne that , TuE loe?, The Soiuliwest.'jii lime Amociailon and the l'rospecl for Ita Ilenrganl z&tlon I'rojrrobM of ibc Ctuc&ao A: Alton KariiliiSM anil Otuer 3Int- tern. Kansas City Journal, 13 A Journal reporter had a few minutes' conversation yesterday with Mr. II. H. Courtright about the Southwestern pool, fcr which he is the agent at this point. Mr. Courtright is an old railroad man, and his opinion with regsrd to the prosjicct for a continuance of the ool next year is valua ble. He apprehends no difficulty in the continuance of the organization. He says that all the roads are sati-fied with the present arrangement, that i, that there must liea iooI in order for them to do busi nesH with profit. The organization has been in existence two vears without a break; except last spring, when the St. Doui roads withdrew lor almost a monih. tae longer the organization continues, the better sati licl the managers of the several lines are with it, the better they become acquainted with each o'herV inlerest and the more reasonable in their deiuands and liberal in their concessions to each other Speaking of the Chicago & Alton de manding greater privileges on account of claiming lo be a dual line", he said he did not apprehend any trouble on that score. lie did not attribute the-se rejiort, that the Chicago A Alton would demand extra per centage, to Mr Blaikstone or Mr. McMul lin, but to on ide pirlie. The reporter ventured the suggestion that iK)ibly they originated with biiines men who would be glad to sec the iool discontinued. Mr. C. replied thst he did not believe the business men would be pleased with a di-ruption of the jiool. As it is they can make contracts and count on the freights oil or OU days ahead. Under the other condition of af fair, while each line i fighting its rival, there i no certainty abaut rate. A ship per may make a contract based on rates as they are to-day, and to morrow they will have advanced o that he is a heavy loer. l"nder the arrangment there is some certainty about rat?, and he believed busi ness men were in favor of the pool. In thi connection, it is reported that an ar rangement ha len made by which the Illinoi Central will carry the Kansas City and Minnri river bu-iness conigned over the two St. Iritis roads to Chicago. This will probably bring the Illinois Central in to the Sctithwe-itern pool. ATCHISON, TOrEKA AND SANTA t H. The executive officers of the Atchison, Tojieka and Santa I'e railroad are now in I ilondo arranging to take possession of the Denver and Kio Grande railway under the lease for thirty years. The exten-ion ot the main lin- of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe'ine southward has already crossed the Colorado line into New Mexico, and is bein vigorously pushed forwanl with intent to reach ly-s Vega by the 1st of April. The Denver and Rio Grande will al-o be extended at once through the Grand ( anyon ot the Arkansas to Lead-ville. has prevailed here for the last thirty hour is evidently a part, assumed the form of rain, throughout the Kistern States, and was the most destructive that has ever been known. Spf cial despatches to the Chicago Times of Thursday morning yive the fol lowing interesting part-cular, in addition to the sccounts already sent by A--"socia cd Press A SCENE OE HEjOIVriO piunghei., Mas., December 11. In the mst thirty-six hours Wesifield has ex perienced a night of horror and suspense and a day of sights of destruction such a never was before seen there. The strut between tbe depot and post-office look a though a vast army hail paeil through, sacking every building and razing them to the ground. The broad avenue and neat buildings gave place to gullies, with large or small torrents rushing through them, over which, in some ca-es impromptu bridges were thrown. Small building and household furniture strewed the yards and streets like dead leaves. Scrap ot women's clothing hung from fences and trees. Here and there UEAD IIOOS AND lOIILs, were lying, and over the wreck of their homes", women were weeping scenes not soon to be torgotten by the jieople who wit nessed them. It was known at S o'clock Tuesday evening that the river was rapidly rising and danger might be anticipated. The selectmen were at once notified, and soon they had a large force of men at work raising the dyke between the railroad and Elm street bridges. The river fas: gained on them, and at IfcSO the fire alarm bells weie rung and the firemen responded. The water was kept in check until nearly 11 o'clock. Then, almost simultaneously with news that THE DIKE HAD OIVEN WAV at the bend, nearly a mile wct of Elm Btreet, came intelligence that at Clark street and just south of the Canal railroad track, the tlike had also broken and the water was rushing into town in torrent. All at tempt to longer save the dike near the bridge was abandoned, and warned of the flood nine years before, the jieople on Elm street, betw'een the bridge and Orange street, ruhed toward Franklin and "the green." The flood from the break a mile west had reached there before them and surged into the hollow between Franklin street and the railroad crossing with a sullen roar.barnng their progress in that direction. Then the crowd turned back and attempted to get south of the flood by means of the railroad track, and a large number succeeded in do ing so before THE WATER KOsE TWELVE FEET, and covered the embankment. Tho- who failed to cress turned back, and were soon shut up in a narrow limit by the water from the dike at Sackett street, forcing through the railroad embankment, carry ing sheds, barns, and houses in its progress, and louring with relentless force aero Elm street at the unoccupied factory build ing of;Leonard Atwater, and burying Un or twelve feet under the adjoining houe, occupied by.Widow Tachett, plunging the house into a hole and making the e-cape of the half-dead inmates imiosibIe-, until t o'clock this morning when they were TAKEN OFF IN BO IT. Another stream jurcd down Orange street and swept away the railroad at that point. Hardly had the flood from Franklin street covered the railroad embankment back of the numerous factories located at that jsiint when the embankment gave way in three places, making gajiea of from fifty to two hundred feet wide, and sinkiog the track from ten to twenty feet. As the Uoo.1 ouri throiiL'h the cans the scene was wild beyond description, the roar of the water and the crashing of timber drowning THE fRIES f f IIOKKOH from the affrighted spectators who crowded b ck uion each other in their e.igerne to get away from danger. The freed water spread out into the meadow below, but soon gathering renewed force, wept from it foundation the bridgoipanning the brook at Mechanic street. Just below it wa join ed bv the torrent from Orange street, and together the two lifted like a feather the large double-tenement house occupied by Frank Ash, and carrying it a quarter of a. mile threw it high and dry ujion Mosely's meadow. The water alo lilted 1'atrick Salmou's hoiie, but let it down again at an angle of 1". degrees. While the water wa doing this damage be low it was pouring with momen tarily increasing force between and through THE FACTOIUES. Soon through th dull gloom the building occupied by llolcomb .. Cook, whip manu fcturer,wa been to ric and quickly strike againt the skeleton of the railroad, live elu !n the rear. For a moment the cur- eo.,t ica ilamrnrd. but its resistless force crushed the ide of ihe wooden factory and the roof fell upon the ma.. Hardly Ind thi occurred before a like building ju.'t south, occupied by Elmund (eioper and other maculactiirmg hrm, siaritu 10 nu low its mate. When the track was reached it,- l.nildin" stood firm except that the rear end was torn out o tint it extended to the remains of the railroad track. To A QUISTIOI FOR EDUCATORS. Here is a question which I address to educators and to all persons who deem our public school system of sufficient impor tance to concern themselves about it. Under the existing law, the State gen eral school land is annually distributed to the school districts, according to the num ber of inhabitants resident therein between five and twenty-one years old, on a certain day prior to the day of the annual meet ings. Te Great siorm In Ina EaiU Chicago Tribune, lil We who have had so little rain during the past two months find it difficult to com prehend the disaster which h fallen upon the people of the East. A flood so exten sive has not visited the country since the development of the art of newsgathering to its iiihmi decree of efficiencv. In hundreds of small cities boats are seen in some of the streets, and the principal street of Westbehl. Mass., was filled for hours with a rapid current of water ten feet deep. Everything domestic except the cellars of the hone has floated past Ponghkeepie, in the Hudon KiTer; twentv five bridges around White hall, N. Y, "have been swept away ; the mountains of Pennsylvania as a -general thing have coasted upon their hills, and the Kennebec, Connecticut, Mohawk, Le hieh. Su'auehanna. and Ohio Rivers have ruined propertv averaging millions of dol lars for esch stream. The Pittsburg Expo- Itallway 'IcIrsrapU Company. 'New Yort American Exchange, 10. A bill is now pending before the United States Senate,which was introduced by Sena tor Jones of Florida, authorizing the rail road of theUnited States to build lines of tele graph and to operate them in the transac tion of public as well as of their own pri vate busine. It has long been known that the Baltimore and Ohio railroad com pany nas not Decn in sjmpainy wuu iue Western Union management, and, in fact, that all the trunk tine companies, except the New York Central, have become ex tremely restive under what they look upon as Mr. Vanderbilt'a management of their lines. It is well understood that the Bilti more and Ohio and other leading railway mmnanies are behind the movement that is now before Congress. Indeed, it is said that Mr. Garrett, during his recent visit to this city, held a long conference with the managers of the Pennsylvania and Erie railways, and that an understanding was arrived at by which the three trunk lines will act in unison. The telegraph lines on all three of these roads, the I'niladelphia and Heading, Wabash, Illinois Central, and, in fact, most ot the leading railroads nf the ennntrv. belon to the respective railroads, and are only leased to the Wes- A Ml. I-onls. .TIjtrrr in Nan I'rnn eluco. The story goes that a young isjrson from St. Loui has been a mystery in one of the San Francico grammar schools, and may till be a mystery for aught anybody knows. When he sat in the principal's office one morning he gave his name as Alfred Stan ley,! fifteen years of age, and said that he wanted to go to school. He was accepted, and sent to a class taught by a lady. After somo days the lady teacher thought she discovered signs indicating that Alfred Stanley might be a girl in disguise, and she told the principal of her suspicions, and the principal told Alfred Stanley that she was a eirl. She said that was a fact, and that she had alopted male attire to te ure be ter advantages ot education, sue saia sne was from St. Loui, and that they might call her Alfrida Stanley and let her take her place in the girls school. lhey took her word , she appeared next day in fe male habiliments, and she is now enjoying the advantages of the girls' school. But A. Stanley from St. Louis is still a sort of un solved mystery. omen for ft ar. :.r i :u: : :. .&.,. I.a msr.. nificent spectacle of a floating place, being tern Lnion upon terms that authorize the . . ... r .e . ...u.ll-...n ... .ha Ib.w nmn snort no- Would it not be better if the law were changed and the State fund distributed ac- accesaiveonly by navigation of the waten i cancellation of the leases upon short no- COTUllsa iO Uie uuuiuu vi ujb ..CUUiW SlUlUUUUitfg am Times Journal, lil It is said that the Russian War Minister is enthusiastic uj.on the subject of educat ing an 1 training' women for army practice. It is understood also that the Czar favors the movement. The experience of the late war satisfied all intelligent ob-ervtra that the regular medical staff could not pror ly care for the Bick and wounded. It is said that clas.-es will soon be formed at St. Petersburg for the teaching of women, and when they have completed their studies they will be assigned to the medical stafl of the army. The nold Dollar Jlast Co. Inter .Ocean. The gold dollar is a nuisance when in circulation, and totally ueles when out of circulation. Therefore, the gold dollar ought to go. It was never known until 1S45; it ought never to be known after 187D. Aboli'h the gold dollar and we shall have onlv the standard silver coin to re present our unit of value. This will not destroy the tyranny of gold, butit will help, and every step in this direction, co matter howidiort, should be tafcen. We repeat that trie gold dollar is a nuis ance. It was brought in when silver was scarce, and there was ome excue for it Let it march out now that silver is plenty, and the nece-sity is passed. The gold dollar must go. Army OfB.ern In tlie Indian Nervier. Philadelphia Tlme',10. Whatever may be the result of the pres ent effort for the transfer of the Indian Bu reau to the War Department, it is a fact that public willingne-M for the change is largely influenced by confidence in the sound jndgrnent and jut inclinations ot tne army officers. Many of these, including some well known to all the country, and Drominent in the several Indian wire of the last five year, have been among the most positive and decided in their expressions of condemnation for the acts of bad manage ment and bad faith on the part of the whites which in many instances drove the Indians to take the war path. It is the public be lief that men like Howard, Crook, Gibbon and Harney and we mean no invidious distinction in mentioning these only have no desire to exterminate the red people, but, on the contrary, wish to avoid hostili ties with them t.y honestly respecting the treaties and protecting them in iheir rights; it is this belief, we say, which makes many persons, who feel keenly how unjust our A..nIe. Kd Wn frtvArit the Indian, will- :.. ,nu. it,. sn.n . m iK. Wr n.inr:.1 Knla Forruinc Winter Camps. ment. ' Lomjon, December 13. A Vienna cor- The ordinary characteristic of a good respondent of the "Daily News" says it is -i.i: :. ..!. ,. i,. n n-ef.r to reported frooOJessa that winter camps lor avoid it: the man who most thirsts fcr 2j,000 men are rapidly fonuing near tn .. ,e. 1 .-.:.. I...1 ., hi fenn.7e Dloou IS usually ce wuo ueTer waiuu..- ....s.. THE HORROI OF THE SPECTATOR., who could not get within one hundred feet of the building, a voice was heard cry ing for help and a man's head protruded from the second-story window. lope were sent for to effect hi recue. Fearing that the building would fall to pieces before they arrived, two brave cigar maker, James Bliss and Andrew Smith, crawled out ujion the ties and rails over the boiling water and shouted for the man to drop from the window. He did so, and was grasjied by them and dragged to a place of safety. It proved to be HYAIT H0UCOMD, a wbipmannfacturer, and as the peril and fright completely prostrated him, he was conveyed to his home. A crash next warn e.1 the neonle for Kiuares away that some castrophe had occurred, and soon it wa seen that the water was undermining m. Provino's handsome four-story brick bice and the north wall was crumbling to piece. Acros Elm street a channel wa washed out twelve to fifteen feet deep, and all yes t.e.l.t twvlr of water wa rushing through, probably ten feet in dejith, and ef fectually stopping travel of any kind to and from the depot, except by the railroad bridge. GREAT DAMAGE was here done by the current, If. t. hute lumber yard and fancy wood work factory being the first to suffer, the factory split ting in two and the lumber being scattered along the line of the flood for a mile or more. Next came Steer & Turner's church organ factory, whose east and wet wing were swept away, and with them a great amount of valuable tools, stock and nearly finished work. An under current set batk utonPeck, Oiker A Co.'s brick whip fac tr,rir at the south end of the bridge, and about 1 o'clock twenty-five feet of the rear end tumbled off FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, carrying with ii some thousand., of dollars' worth of finished and unfinished goods, ma chinery and raw stock. Just east, tlie small house of "Daddj" Cleveland wa tip ped over, and from this place the water contented itself with flooding houses and barns and drowning pigs aud fowls. About 3 o'clock a new iionrtou was added to ihe - cue. Col. L. B. Walk !' barn, on B.rlleU street, was in flames. The fire spread so rapidly that the horses could not be rescued. Soon the fl.mes communicated to the houe, and for a time it looked as though all the buildings in that section, including the Catholic church would be demolished, but some of the bra vest of the firemen, beaded by Chief Engi neer Whipple, waded through the water to the Arnold engine-house, seized a hose car riage, and, at the imminent risk of their lives, dashed up to their necks through the torrent which rushed across Elm street, and reached the fire in time to confine it to or name? of tLe locrs can yet bo given, in cluding that of the railr.vid, but the total is now estimated a at least iSllOOCO. Some of the prominent Io-cr are Ephram Crary tio factorv bulling. ;" WtS.imual Hor tuu, various buildiug-, sSi.oUO; It- C bhute lumber and f.ccy utdirk, -); rjr A Turner, orgau. toots, and material, !?V IXK); P.ck Osden & C . machinery, finished and unfinihed gcul. Ki.WlO: Wui. Provino, brick blotk, lo.llW; llolcomb & Ceo'., whip factory, ; I,' "JW- The damage to town road, sewr, and bridges wi. I K-ot np at least SSO.iXJO. WlDE-rHtM? I'SSOIATTON Bost. in. December II. The Jargcr ur nals till dying, announce that the storm has not six'nt its fury, altho'igb this even ing i clear and cold with a moderate Lret.v blowing. Boston escaiH.il damage by the tempest, thirty ix hours of rain and wind doinrrcrinj''C" beyond tho dempUilou ol chimneys and tue siattertrg oi tree branch es. But in ether parts ot ttv Er gUnd the hurricane ( for the wind' velocity wa at times over fifty-five mile an hourt wroncht calamitously." Kai'road were washed, dams weakened, and property destroyed to the value of a million at a mesJer ate estimate'. In we-'eru Massachu setts and the Connecticut vaBey the greate-t loa of property wan in dieted. These disa-ter will I reported from fcpringhsld, it befog sufficient to s ly here that owing to ihe washing away of the Ba-ton and Albany railroad at Bit-sell 3rd Huntington no train from Albany ha reached this city by that line since -I I". Ji on Tuesday. IUIUtO.lt Dti.lSTll:-. An express tram from Beaton ou the Rut land diviiou of the Central Vermont rail road plunged into a washed culvert lat evening near Barlonsvillo, Yt.. and was utterly wrecked. The engineer, Al Pratt, had his collar boue broken and was other wie bruised. The fireman. Edward Davis, of Rutland, was inantly killed, hi body being found under the engine in the water. Kit Riee, the baggage-ma-t I, is probably fatallv inj'tired, brand Kemp, of Bellow Falls the I nitcd States etprcss me e-iigcr, was instantly kill.d. The bjggage-cir was turned bottom side up in ihe lied ol the stream, and Kemp and Rire- were fuurd under the baggage and ovprts car, tight or ten other were injured, but none, it i thought, fatally. The evening expre from Montreal, via Concord, N. II., was precipitated down an embankment about one hundred feet. The baggage-car struck into the side of the wahcut, and te!escoid into the passenger car next behind. Both cars were thrown on to their sides in an ophite direction trom thelecomotie The Pullman car wa not thrown from the track, and the occu pants experienced but a slight shaking up. In the pus-enger car some fourteen eople. and in the smoking car .ight or nine. Only two peron were in the luggsge car, neitner of whom were injured, tsorne seven passengers were injured, Ihe hurts being mainlv cuts and bruf.s. The third railroad disaster was on the Trov and lireenficld road, where a wet bound freight train plunged into a fifty-foot wadiout without, however, killing any one. A similar accident occurred near ..cn-- wortb, N. H. Several small railroad in notherti New England are not in o ration to-day on ac count of the washing of embankments and bridges, and ninth apprehension exis' at various point throughout New Ilamiwhire, Vermont, and .Maine iHcau-ecf thusftolleu rivers. at woixestei:. A diMiatth from Worcester. Mas, -ays that the dam uf the Suttou Manufacu.ru..; company at Witkinsoiivtlle wan ear'u.l away this morning, with the bridge, . involving a loss of Hi.OOi. IN MllNE the storm was very severe AH the rib and stream are at he highest jr-n reached for year", and all tho railroad ' -eriou-Iy washed. The I rand Trunk not in operation in tL 1; rhatu r. The Acdru-coggin rail i d t.s a hiv ferer and is Cot runnirg. n tlf Mair Central there are half a drzen largo gar and th.- -mailer roads have nearly all s.i -pended operations. The Anttrcierog. ; river has risen twelve !ef, aral tho otnei in proportion, and a great loss o los is rculr. tEOltlNSTt-lt. A special from Leominster, Mas'. - the dam of Martin, Rates & Co-'h fnrniti r manufactory was washed away last ni"'' also a storehouse just below the dam, t i i was full of furniture. The furnitrn- scattered over the meadow) for a mile I low the shon. The water in Moooom- k brook wa fifteen inche higher than ever before. No other scrion damage ecctf red, though fears were entert itnd for -e.- era! other dams. !IT Ulil set. A dispatch from Htchrmrg repor:- t.i to bridge are washed away on tue roi-1 to I.unenberg, and the stone bridge j-.' about sixty ieet of road to Towoscod. great deal" ot damage is aUo rert.d . South Fitchb irg. Many families l.wng near the river, fearing that one of the r. -ervoirs about might give way.vacat.d tl.1 tenement and removed their good in l high grounds. The streets of tlie city i in a very bad condition, ard were never badly wa-hed before. on the sea. Thanks to the efficiency of thcsign. ervice, there are but few marine dia-ter to reirt, and none of them involving lo ot life. All the Vf'el injiired, so far a heard from, were in port and their damage wa. received through pirticg their mom ing and coming in contact with wharve aud other ve-vet. TEkEoKAr-HIi COMMIWHATION, which was almost sn-pended west of Ie ton, has been restored. NEAR SPRINGFIELD. SfKINOlIEED, December II. Mill R.ver valley has been viited by the severe ' storm since the great 11 d of 1571 and r i damage i estimated at frr.ni .V'"-,i t S1C0,0J0. This is divided between Goshi u, William-burg, Skinnervife, Haydeiisvno Leed, Florence and Northampton, whi re the roads have been badly washed, brl.'ge carried away.radl prnpertyi!moIihtd re tdences wre'ked, and other injuries ".n. The beautiful village of Conway is in ruins by the giving way of the A-hfie! 1 revrvoir, the flood sweeping through the place and leaving devastation in its wake The lo- i e-timated at ?' 'iOO, Whately and Northfield "UtTer a lo ot i' 000 frr.m the freshet in Westbrook. At Huntington the iron bridge and everal other lirg. bridges were cirned away, with. i part' f 'ii Cheter Par company's new dam. Wi liams' mill and the "Highland mi!' ire badly undermined. The street wacul!ie ' dwellings were moved from their foun ' tinn, acd the damage to the town i- i00. Many other place suffel gre i'-r Ies loe and the damage tn wcs'. r . Massachusetts will be about s7",-1- A TriplH Alliaute m ilir i:n.f. LtiiraoTltn s. I-" I It is currently reported in London that a large number of I.u-ian officers have re cently quartered thtm-elves at the capital of I'er-ia, and are engaged in reorganizing t nd drilling the army of the shah. It w . i be a wonder if Beaconifield does not Luu in this movement a menace to England' roa . to India, or a suggestion cf a triple a . ance between Persia, Afghani-tan, ar I Ktis-ia, threatening India itself. o Lack of Democratic Wltn.-.ses. Intr-oean, 1-J The Democrats say the President wi"' m in trouble when Congress ask him for the sources of his information as to election frandsinthe rsjiith. Will he' General Davis, Independent Democratic candidate for Congress in Mississippi, and hundreds of other Democrats in ditierent Sta'es, to say nothing of IUpnblicins, are prepared to'deliver a broad'ide of facs and figures. Davw has been a liie-Ion Iemocrat, but he was bull-dozed and cheated, and his is. eager to tell the tory of Democratic fraud.