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As the telegraph informed us briefly, a
few days since. Marshal MacMahon has
resigned the chase ol President of the Re
public of France, and M. Joke Grevy ha
been elected to the position. The President
in France is not chosen by popular vote,
nor, as in this country, by electors chosen
for that purpose, but is selected by the
member of the Senate and Chamber cf
Deputies corresponding to one Congress
in joint convention. President MacMa
ton's resignation waa due to a disagree
ment between him and the Chamber, upon
a question affecting the army. A bill had
been parsed, placing upon the retired list a
considerable number of high ofEcers of the
army, who were inspected of Bonaptnism,
and as these men were old friends and com
rades of the President, he preferred to resign
rather than sign a bill for their retirement
The Legislative branch of the government
was right in insisting that the command
of the army should be in the hands of men
in full sympathy with the Republic, and
yet MacMahon is to be commended fcr
standing by his friends.
The following article on this subject
from the New York Graphic, if interesting :
France baa changed Presidents. Grevy
baa succeeded MacMahon. There baa been
no disturbance hardly any excitement. The
Marshal sent to the Senate and Chamberof
Deputies htslerterof resignation couched in
moderate language yesterday morning. It
was read to each body along with the pro
vlsona of the Constitution governing the
election of a president. Both houses at once
adjourned to meet In Joint session In the
afternoon. There are 300 Senators and 332
Deputies. If the Joint convention was full
attended 131 persons would be present.
Keven hundred and thirteen Senator
and Deputies attended the Joint
session. Under all the circumstance
the attendance was very good. There was no
time to hunt the lairgards. Only these within
two hour,' ride of Versailles could r acbthere
In time, even when summoned at once by
telegraph,. Of the 713 Senators and Deputies,
M. Urevy, the regular It-pnbllcan candidate,
received S3tf votes. General de Cbanzy 93
vote and Manic 43. An absolute majority ol
all It.oe present and voting is necessary to
elect a president. In thin case the abolute
msjority required was 30G votes, il. Grevy
therefore received J ust ?00 votes more than he
required to secure an election.
This incident sbowsciearly that the French
Constitution Is workable. Our President re
signs office and another Is elected all the
same day. There la no prolonged crisis and
no Jar to business. The Republic of France
has no Vice-President there la no designa
ted officer to assume the duties and respansl
billtlesof that office In care of death, resigna
tion or disability of the President. But yes
terday 'a occurrence shows us clearly that the
French Constitutional mode of substituting
one Prealdent for another Is In any of these
ares as good as our own, while in the great
ontlngency of choosing a President at the
expiration of the term of his predecessors 11
certainly, seems superior U our system.
Let us Just Imagine what would have oc
curred bad the choice of a successor to Mar
ahal MacMahon been remitted to the electors
at large. For at least three months there
would be a prolonged po.itical crisis. Ad
ministration and business would be par
alyxed. There would he Iloyalists and Bona'
partlst Intrigue. Everything would be un
settled. The cost both to the public tteosury
and private parties would be very great. And
yet the chances are the same man would be
chosen. The French system has In lis favor
the merit and directness, speed and
economy. Ours is slow. Indirect and
cwtly. We may yet learn something frcm
France as to the election or a 1'resldei.t
Uiough it Is worth recalling that the elect on
of the chief executive officer by the LesUla
tures was lu u-e in the States of the Confed
eration during the Revolutionary struggle,
and that Hamilton proposed to the Constitu
tional Convention that Congress shou dap
point the President of the United States
Had his plan been followed the results might
ha e been satisfactory and many of the evils
of our present system abolished.
The rench system has another advantage
The term Is long. It avoids the danger of
multiplying political struggles that Involve
the whole country In their scope. The sep
teunate is nearly twice as long as our Presi
dential term of four years. Marshal Mac
Mahon had near two years of bis term to
serve. It would not have expired until No
vember, ISsO. Bui there are no unexpired
terms to be filled. AH vacancies are tilled
for full terms. M. Grevy is therefore elected
far seven years from January $0, 1579. Ills
term will expire January 30.1656.
There are many Inducements for a man to
remain President of France. Ills salary is
jOjOOO francs per annum about twice as
much as the President or the United Stales
receives. lie has a palace to live in and
about JS3,fX0 a year to pay the personal ex
penses of his houiehol-. He has a large per
sonal stair. .He Is only responsible to the
lawlncaseof treason. He is Indeed a con
stltutlonal sovereign In all but name. A
man of tact and good ludgment would be a
power in the State, even if the first man in
France, were the responsible Cabinet alven
to him by the National Assembly. Of course
socially the position is the flist In France
and one of the flist In Europe.
Marshal MacMahou has not proved a great
success as a politician or President. But let
us award him this praise that in resigning
he waa not seeking his own ends nor yet fish
ing for a lert handed endorsement of the two
houses. The sole cause of toe President's res
ignation was that he would not do anything
r seem to countenance the doing of anything
which would be a slight on his old compan
Ions In arms, or which rvould In his opinion
send to disorganize the army of France Let
us say that politically he was mlstakeu, but
at the same time let us applaud his courage
In maintaining his opinions and remaining
true to his lrleuds even at the cost of aban
doning bis place and power.
There remains now as formerly, now more
than formerly, the supreme necessity that II
the Republic is to be permanent It must re
main conservative. We can trust that M
Urevy will not permit any rash measures,
but that whatever Is done will be done alter
mature deliberation, and that only those
steps In advance which are absolutely neces
sary will be taken. Creep before you walk.
"We are in receipt of George P. Rowell &
Co.'s Newspaper Directory for 1S79, and
must say that it is the best ever issued by
Kowell which is saying a good deal
It is on the same plan as the rate
books issued by commercial agencies, and
is most complete in every particular.
Kowell & Co. are honest, straightforward
and reliable, and we can commend their
directory for 18T9 to every advertiser in
the United States.
A bill ha been introduced in the Legis
lature of Illinois which embodies a sound
and salutary principal. It provides that
if any public or private bank shall receive
any deposit when in a state of insolvency,
the officers thereof shall be deemed guilty
of embezzlement, and liable to a fine of
twice the amount, and imprisonment for
not lees than one nor more than three years.
The failure or suspension of any such bank
within thirty days e'l-r receiving such de
posit shall be prima lacie evidence of an
intent to defraud. All banking establish
ments are prohibited from loaning any de
posits or trust funds to any of their officers,
under penalty of forfeiture of charter, and
a fine oftwice the amount so loaned. The
first provision is in many respects a good
one. One of the worst features about the
average bank failure is the deceit practiced
in the acceptance of deposits up to the last
moment. There is scarcely an instance of
the kind in which the funds hare not been
received on deposit long after the crash had
been recognized as unavoidable,and when the
officers must have known that such receipt
of deposits was no better that bank rob
fPaola Spirit, St.
The Miami County Bankrecelved last week
direct from the United States 1 reasury, free
of charge, one "thousand new silver dollars
oflbeeoinage'or 1879. They are very hand
some and seem to curry with them the sign
of better times About a hundred ot these
new dollars would be all that a. man would
want to carry in his pocket, they are so
An idea of the magnitude cf the coun
terfeiting business may be b.rcicd from
the remarkable statement of the engraver
Ulrich bsfcre one cf the United States
Commissioners in New York. In the course
of a year he and his associate printed
counterfeits amounting to three hundred
and Cfiy thousand dollar?, many cf them
on banks in Xew York city. The strangest
part cf his story, however, u that the gsxg
to which he bjlonged was sustained by a
capitalist whrtte name he declined to disclose.
Refering to the fact that a large num
ber of the bulldozers and ballot-box etuffera
in the Southern States are being brought to
justice, the Chicago Tribune says:
They call them "politcal" prisoners down
In New Orleans when steamboat-loads of
persons arrive who have been arrested for
violating the election laws. From the fact
that these partlei have been held In S3.0O0 ball
fur future appearance, and considering that
parties in Florida guilty of the same kind of
crime have been sentenced to from one to
three year'a Imprisonment, it would seem to
the uon-Democratla mind that there Is some
thing felonious as well as "political" In these
violations ot law.
A correspondent at Hays city sends us the
following brief communication as to the
course pursued by the people of that place
in regard to the conduct of their representa
tive in the Legislature on the Senatorial
question :
Hats Crrr. Feb. 1, 1879.
EniToR Tikes : The peopleof the ilty hung
L. F. Fggers, our Representative in effigy
from a telegraph pole last night. In coo se
quence of his not voting for Mr. J. J. Ingal
for U. K. Senator.
Also, hung Hill P. Wilson In efflgy from
the same pole, for using his Influence at
Topeka for ex Governor Anthony for U. S.
ScDator. H. O. P.
Mr. Eggers was removed from the Land
Office at Hays City or was informed that
his "resignation would be accepted" on
account of "irregularities" in his office, and
considering discretion the better part of
valor he stepped down and out, and imme
diaiely began to "fight Ingalls." Like
every other ex-office holder who has been
obliged to resign on account of crookedness,
he suddenly discovered that Ingalls was a
very bad man, and ought to be defeated
The bulk of the opposition to the Senator's
re-electfon was of this malicious character
In order to show the political complexion
of the supporters of Senator Ingalls, and
also of his opponents, the Atchison Ciam
pim cf Sunday morning publishes a classi
fied list of the members of the Legislature'
as they voted upon the final ballot for Sena
tor in the joint contention, and says.
It will beseen. by this list, that Senator
Ingalls received 72 Republican votes, while
Judge Horton received M. Senator Ingalls
received only fourteen opposition votes,
seven Democrats and seven Greenbackers
voting for him, while Judge liorton received
twenty five opposition votes, sixteen being
cast by Democrats and nine by Greenback
era. Three of the opposition votes were cast
for other candidates, and one Grecnbacker
was absent. Senator Ingalls bad a msjority
of eighteen Republicans, while Jodge Horton
received eleven more of the opposition votes
than did Mr. Ingalls.
Senator Ingalls received a majority of two
votes in the Senate, and a majority of three
votes over Jndge Horton In the House. In
the Senate Mr. Ingalls received the votes of
19 Republicans, 2 Democrats snd 1 Green-
backer. In the House ho received the votes
of 3 Republicans. 5 Democrats, and 6 Green
backers. In the Senate Judge Horton re
ceived the votes of 17 Republicans and 1
Greenbacker, while In the House he had the
votes of 37 Republicans, IS Democrats and S
Greenbickcrs. Senator Ingalls therefore
received a rnajorltr of 2 of the Republican
voles cast la the Senate, and of Hi in the
House, making an aggregate Republican ma
jority of lb.
In the Joint convention held on Thursday
Mr. Ingalls received a msjority of all the He-
publican votes cat, and If the customs of
otherStates prevailed in Kansas, he would
have been rejarded as the Republican nomi
nee, entitled to all the Republican votes In
both branches of the L-glslature. Wo hope
tneday will come. In Kansas, when Repub
licans will settle such matters by a party
caucus Why Kansax alone, of nil the States
of the Union, shou ddi-card the party caucus
system, we never couM understand.
Of those who voted tjr Judge Horton on the
last ballot, three or four had, on some
of the previous ballots, voted for Senator
Ingalls. Among theso were McKay
of Cloud. Martin, of Kingman, and
Woodman, of Wilson, all Republicans.
So that Ingalls received, during the ballot
ing, the votes of eighty-nine members, and
those of seventy-five Republicans. McKay
went to Simpson after the first ballot ; Mar
tin voted lor Pomeroy on Thursday, and for
Horton on Trlday; and Woodard went to
Phillip on Thursday and to Horton on Fri
day. Mr. Ingalls received a total of sixty votes
on Tuesday, sixty-three on Wtdiesday,
seventy-two on Thursday, and elghty-slx on
Friday, to thst he gained steadily, from the
first tote to the last.
A w York Opinion.
lRochesler Dem. and Chronicle, 1.
Kansas thus honors herself in honoring
her brilliant Senator.
Gloriously Cleaned nit,
Omaha Republican, 1.
The Kansas anything-to beats got glori
ously cleaned ont yesterday, and Ingalls
goes back.
IB Accord U'lih ine People."
Lawrence Tribune, 1
There is no doubt but Ingalls is much
more in accord with the sentiment of the
ptople of the State on the currency question
than Horton, Anthony or Anderson.
'Hosted'' It (Halted all ou yiendacliy
and Mlander and l.oat.
Special Dispatch to the Miami Republican:
TortKA, January 31,2 r. M. The first
ballot to-day Ingalls was elected U. S. Sen
ator. Ingalls, SC; Horton, 79. The lfing,
scandalous character of Pangborn and the
Kansas City 7 imea did the work.
Kinni lla Honored Herself.
Kinsley Republican, LI
Mr. Ingalls, as an orator and statesman.
is the peer ol every man in the nation, and
is the superior of any man west of the Mis
sissippi river. He has been our choice from
the first. Our Representative, Hon. J K.
Willey, Toted for him every time. Kansas
has honored herself by this choice. Mr.
Ingalls will continue to honor Kansas.
He Wade a Brilliant CaBTass.
Council Globe Republican, 1.
Senator Ingalls was the choice of the
State from the beginning ot the Senatorial
can ass. Ingalls made a bllliant canvass
and will make a brilliant Senator. The
enginery of abuse, calumny and villiGca
tion, in the hands of that virtuous, though
strangely uninfluential sheet, the Kansas
City Timer, was let loose against him, with
damaging effect to the opposition, whose
mouth-piece it was. The sheet can cow
take a rest,
Irons;, near aad Doclslro.
Omaha Republican, 2.
Senator Iogalls is notably both states
man and orator. Xo young man no man
among his peers in the Senate has made a
more distinguished and useful record than
he. We congratulate our neiebborine
State on its escape, which should not have
been so "narrow," from being represented
by one of the members of the anti-Ingalls
pool. The voice of our sister-commonwealth
will still ring strong, clear and de
cisive in the highest legislative halls of the
a root.
St Joseph Herald, 2.1
The Leavenworth Vesj of Friday even
ing says:
"We drape our columns in morning for
the dishonor that has thus come on our
State throogh the unfaithfulness of her
This from a paper that rdeoosted George
Anthcny and S. C. Pomeroy ! The owner
of that paper was interviewed the other
day about drawing a "lottery" grand jury.
He ought to "drape" for that.
flow a Vemocratlc Paper lte arda I.
rif.l.lwtnTtatHnf 1 f
So far as Mr. Ingalls is concerned, hid
we been a Republican and a member of the
1 !-Ik 1 f 1 I 1.1.. l
JcgiBiaiarr, wv woaia aire urouauij vuicu
for him, for the reason that he is known as
a stalwart Republican, and we b:li-ve in
"stalwartif m." We believe io beinjr cither
a saint or a devil, Mr. Icgall is a Repub
lican in every sense of the word. Politi
cally, he has no favors to ask of the Dem
ocracy and has none to give; he asks no
quarter and gives none. Wc almire the
man for this.
Of the abilities cf Mr. Iogalls it is un
neccsarv for us to speak. Tbev ae kuown
and recognized every where. He lisa ciade
his party a brilliant Senator, and although
for the next six years he must labor under
the disadvantage of working with n minor
ity, we have no doubt that lie will hsve
many opportunities to do his party, and we
hope his State, great good.
One of tlie Creditable Fsentaof Cnr
rent Politic.
Globe-Democrat, 1 J
The re-clectioa of Senator Ingalls, in
Kansas, is one of the creditable events of
current politics. As we said three months
. .. n t. u:
ago, the only argumen-. agiui mm m
the desire of Mr. S. C. Pomeroy to "get
even with him lor his part in me exposure
of six years ago. "We have all along re
garded Mr. Pomeroy's interference in the
matter as a sublime piece oi cneear, auu we
are glad to be able to record iu tilting re
bake in the election of Mr. Ingalls. Mr.
Pomeroy will find out before long that the
politics of Kansas can be very successfully
"run" without him. He will hate to take
a bick seat.
One of the IlrigUiest luirllect In
ot. Louis TimeJournal, 1
Hon. John J. Iogalls waf, upon yester
day re-eltcted to the United States Senate
from Kansas, receiving SC votes upon the
joint ballot of the Legislature. Senator In
calls belons to the Radical wing of the Re
publican party, and his election is in entire
consonance with the action of the great po
litical partices in other sections of the coun
try this winter. Furthermore, and what
must be still more gratify to Senator In
gtlls than the honor of the office, his elec
tion is an endorrement of his past services,
and a vindication of the many foul charges
preferred against him by personal enemies,
political adversaries and the hostile press.
It is conceded, we believe, that Senator In
galls is one of the brightest and most cul
tured intellects in Kansas.
It Should be a .Tlnlicr of Mm ere
Pride to the Parly.
WichlU Herald, 1.1
We believe that the Republicans of Kan-8i-,
and of the nation at large, have rea
sons for prof ucd congratulations on the
manner in which ILe Senatorial conte-t was
terminated at Toptka, yesterday, resulting
as it did in the re elect.on of John J. In
galls. The re-awakening of an honest,
fearless and aggressive Republican senti
ment which last week sent Conklirg, Lo
gan, Cameron and Cariienter back to the
Senate, and which will soon elevate Zich
Chandler to the same position, manifested
itself in Kansas yesterday iu the re-eleclion
of Injalla. It should be a matter of sin
cere pride to the party in this State that it
is able to contribute so able and fearless a
champion of its principles to the Congress
where Republicans will most need brave
and powerful leaders. The memory of
John J. Ingalls' Osawatomie speech and
the knowledge that his record had beep
entirely consistent with the bold Republi
can utterances of that speech endeared him
so much to the party in the State that no
combination was able to siezs from him
the prize awarded in a second and trium
phant election to the U. 8. Senate.
John James lnsalla.
Denver Tribune, 1.1
John James Ingalls, of Atchison, was
yesterday re elected Senator from Kansas,
for the term of six years. From the first
the campaign has been a very hitter one,
aud, at one time, it locked as if the anti
Ingalls men would win the victory. Every
device that malice and falsehood could util
ize against him was brought into play, and
charges of the nice-' flsgrttnt nature were
made with a freedom, mendacily and reck-les.-ne's
ecarcely paralelled in the history of
politic Ingalls' triumph is a Well earned
one. Defeat would have been political
death for him, and we congratulate him on
scaring such a (rvrnslure fate. He is a
gentleman of culture and education, lirs
s-rved the picple of Kansas well, and will
continue to represent their interests in a
thoroughly practical way. Hi3 opponent
changed front on the electing ballot, and
concentrated all their strength on Chief
Justice Horton. who received seventy-nine
votes to Ingalls eighty-six. Eighty-five
were necessary for an election.
Mr. ingalls has been a resident of Kan
sas for tenlv-onej cars, having emigrated
there in lSo1', during the territorial days.
He was born at Middletown, Massachusetts,
iu lc33, and graduated at Williams Col
lege ia the class of 'o-j His first public
trust was as a member of the Wyandotte
Constitutional Convention in ISo'J. From
that time forward he combined law and
politics. lie was made Secretary of the
Territorial Council in 1SC0, Secretary of
the Senate in the following year, and in
1SC2 he was a member of the State Senate
from Atchison county. During the same
yearhe was defeated as the anti-Line candi
date for Lieut -Gdv. and two years later he
was again elefeated for the same office. For
three years he was editor of the Atchison
"Champion," and, after retiring from
journalism, he resumed the practice of law.
tie was firt elected to the Tr.ited States
Senate in 1S7.1, to eucceed S. C. Pomeroy,
and an exciting episode which took place
in that contest has served to keep Ingalls
and Pomeroy on terms ol political enmity
ever since.
Mr. Ingalls is a brilliant speaker in
deed, he may almost be called an orator
and has done some good party work. Be
is a man of keen perceptions, of laborious
habits, and useful either upon the floor or
in the committee-room.
Daik nones and Other Thins;.
St Joseph Herald, 1 1
George T. Anthony was Gover-ior one
term, but was not Senator at all. Xow his
contingent account will be investigated and
the State's furniture taken out of his
his private rooms.
It is our impression that Senator Pom
eroy is not able to help any man or politi
cal caue, and his presence at Topeka in
jured the policy he -was endeavorirg to
carry out.
The Kansas City Times is not influential
in two States. Missouri and Kansas, and
instead of being annexed to either ought to
go to Texas and join Crisp.
Was the Crisp organ paid out of Geo. T.
Anthony s contingent lund.' mat print
ing, engraving, extra copies and special
train were not given without a money
As friends of literature we shall hope to
see something better in the CW nitt letters
and the Leavenworth irev.
The Topeka hotels needs washing. Al
so the persons who have howled therein.
Mr. Pangborn is very industrious, bat
Whom does the JHadt advocate to day.
George T. was in office twelve years,
and so was Pomeroy. That despotism is
at an end.
Dark horses they can all be stabled.
There were a creat many cf them. Oa the
whole it is better for a candidate to come
out like a man and make'his fight. The
dark horse has a cowardly .way of eating
the apples after somebody else has planted
the tree and raised the fruit. It is poor
Topeka says there was nothing like it.
Xo other town ever had such a crowd,
heard such speeches or was so happy in be
ing so miserable.
We trust to see Mr. Baker again back in
his chair, smiling and happy. He ought
to have been cooler with the fac sim
ile dispatch writer, but no doubt he is joy
ful now.
Did Mr. Worrall make drawings of the
headquarters, scenes and caucuses, with
portraits and remarks?
We are looking anxiously for Alfred
Gray's report. It can now be read peace
fully and with an agricultural serenity.
How did Jim Legate vote?
Ue Itauks Anions too Leader, of in
Atchison Champion, 3,
He eocs back to Washington with the en
dorsement of a large majority of the Re
publican members of the Legislature, and
cf a constitutional majority cf the whole
of that body. His triumph, in the face of
the bitter persoml war waged against him,
and the vulgar abuse and slander with
which he was assailed, is a remarkable one.
It honors him and honors the state. Kan
si', by her representatives in th legislature
ha emphatically d-clred thst calumny
and persons! abu-e shall not defeat a pub
lic man who has served the State honor
ably and usefully ; that brains and culture
ought to command respect and honor; that
building up is better than tearing down ;
and that experience shall not be counted as
Senator Ingalls has, daring his first term
in the Senate, achieved a national reputa
tion for ability, culture andjusefnlnesr. He
ranks among the leaden of that die-
tinguished body. He is the most vigorous
and elcquent speaker in the Hate. He is a
stalwart Republican. There has never
been any discount on his devotion to the
principles and succes s of the Republican
party. He is a true Kansan. He believes
in Kansas, and has devoted his energies
and abilities, at all times and in all places,
to developing the resources and promoting
the growth and pro-perity cf the State.
He is eue of the most accomplished Fchol
ars in the Senate. He is re-pected by his
collcsgucrt a a graceful, cultured industri
ous and honorable representative. And he
will, during the next term, be enabled to
represent the State with even greater usef al
ness than during the past six years, becsn?e
age and length of seryice are such potent
1 actors in determining the position of a
member of the National Congress.
We have said all of these things fre
quently during the campaign ju;t closed.
It seemed to us, then, that a proper ocn
sideration of them ought to secure the re
turn of Mr. IogalLi. We repeat them
now, with emphises, glad that the Legis
lature of the State has given to them that
consideration it should, and elected the
only man among all the candidates who
united in his own person conspicuous and
commanding abilities, ripe legislative ex
perience, that rank which length of service
gives a Senator, the culture and learning
of a scholar, the eloquence, vigor and grace
cf a polished public speaker, and the legal
training of a capable lawyer.
The Republicans of Kansas have good
reaon for congratulations over the result,
becaufe it returns to the Senate a Republi
can whose fidelity to the principles of their
party has never been questioned
The tople cf the State generally have
just reason to rejoice over this result, be
cause it keeps in the Senate a representa
tive who is ardently devoted to rvania?,
and who will always labor, with zeal and
energy, to promote every interest of the
And finally, all men who abhor slander
and personal abuse as weapons of political
warfare'; who do not believe that a repre
sentative ought to be lied out of his repu
tation and his place by vulgar and profes
sional trad ucers; and who know that the
worthie-t people are the most injured by
slander, just as we find that to be the best
fruit which the birds have been picking at
all these will rejoice to knew that per
sonal malignity spent its force in vain, and
personal abuse and slander were not potent
to accomplish their object.
The Kanu City Tune", n Seen by
lbs 3111.
Ingalls has six years more in which to
trample on "the covotts of the Kansas City
"Time-." "
Painting its left leg red ar.d whooping
for annexation to Kansas, did not enable
the "Times" to ran the Senatorial machine
in old Pom's interest.
The "Times" has exhibited a great deal
of enterprie in procuring and publishing
falie news about the Senatorial situation at
Having lost its grip en the Democrats
of Kansas, the "Times" has employed the
Thersites of a mgro regiment to assail
them ith billingsgate.
The 'Times" remarked the other day
that itwas"in the Senatorial business." We
believe it was. Allen got G votes in Mis
souri and Anthony VA in Kansas.
The "Times" is emptying its buzzird
stomach over some of the noblest - Demo
crats in Kansas, because they would not
help it to do Old Pom's dirty work.
Ingalls might be ten times as bad a man
as he i, and still be an angel of light by
the side of some who fought against him
under the lead of Old I'om.
Old Pom will now return to his Washing
ton roost by the side of Hutch, leaving the
"Times" with no leader who can win its
confiJence, no one to love, none to caress.
If any gentleman had been fool enough
to bet on the information impartrd by the
"Times" in regard to the Senatorial contest
at Topeka, he would have been badly vic
timized. Seven Democrats of the Kansas Legis
lature !.avebeen published by the "Times"
in a "black list." They should have the
list framed as a certificate of uprightness
and fidelity to public trusts
When ft discovered that decency was
bound to get on top in Missouri politics,
ihe "Timen" wanted to be annexed to Kan
sas. Having failed to place Old Pom and
Anthony on top in that State, lhe'"Times"
mu-t now hunt some new jungle in which
wickedness can find occupation and re
fuge. Finding its Missouri leg paralyzed, the
"Times" has now broken its Kansas leg
short off by abung and slandering Kansas
Democrats for taking sides with decent
Republicacs against the Pomeroy crowd.
Even after Ingalh has been elected, the
"Times" enorts and swears that he will
never take his seat. As a prophet, the
"Times" has never been a success, and it
might repair its dilapidated credit some
what by retiring from the business for a
An Knlhuslasllc llocepiion to Senator
Topeka COmmonweilth, Sunday Morning.)
It has been claimed by persons denomi
nated as ' anti-Ingalls," or " anti-Atchi-son,"
and in fact anti-anything, unless it
should fall to their lot to be especially bene
fitted by any result, that at home, ia his
own county, and, worse yet, in his own city,
John J. Inalls is not only unappreciated,
but disliketl.
The catalogue cf charges embraces the
statements that he is .cold has no sympa
thy with, or remembrance of his friends ;
that he is sel5h, and, as the Kansas City
Times and the Topeka Elace sasert 'that he
buyB the votes which have once and again
sent him to the United States Senate, to
represent a State than which none has ac
complished more, nor has grander expecta
tions than Kansas.
Extraordinary stress has been laid on
this statement : " Atchison don't want him
to, and will not have him represent Kansas
aeain. He has proved himself unfit, and
we don't want it to be thought that we
countenance htm in any way."
Xo better proof of the falsity of these
statements is needed that the unparalleled
expression of eood will which was exhib
ited yesterday on the arrival of the train
from Atchison. As near as we can learn,
from a gentleman who was en the train, in
an official capacity, there vere 253 ladies
and gentlemen on board, who came over to
congratulate Senator Ingalls and his wife
on his election in the face of such determ
ined and well organized opposition, and to
escort him home. The ladies seem to have
felt as much enthusiasm as the sterner sex,
and to have been determined to h ive their
say, as well.
Vpon their arrival at the depot, the ex
cursionists left the tram and in couples,
marched to the Tefft House, headed by the
Atchison cornet band. As they prome
naded up Kansas avenue, full of fun, and
bent upon having a regal time, the con
tagion spread, and the crowds on the street
seemed to be affected almost as much as
those who caused it.
The balcony in front of thtTtfft House
parlors was filled with ladies and gentle
men, and as the procession marched up the
east side of Kansas Avenue, and when Sen
ator and Mrs. Ingalls were seen, signals
were wafted to them and responded to by
citizens en route to the matinee, and by
our visitors. Turning at the corner of Sev
enth street, the long precession filed into
the Ttfit House at the side door, and in a
column went to the parlors, where Senator
and Mrs. Ingalls greeted them.
When the parlors were filled, and as
many as could find standing room in the
adjacent rooms had taken euch positions as
were available, the meeting was called to
order, and the announcement made that
the company had come to congratulate
Senator Iogalls. The gentlemen who called
the assembly to order and whose name we
failed to obtain introduced Mrs. John M.
Crowell, saying she had been appointed by
the ladies to recite to Senator Ingalls and
his wile the fetlingi of his friends and
Mrs. Crowell said in substance that while
congratulating Senator Ingalls, and while
all Atchison felt that the election of so true
a Republican and so estimable a man re
flected credit upon the people, and congrat
ulating them upon so wisej a choice, the re
sult should not be credited alone to his
masculine friends, hut due credit should be
given to the efforts of Mrs. leg .lis and her
The lady was remarkably original, at the
same time reflecting the feelings of her
friends who were present, as the applause
which followed her remarks attested.
W. CKorth.ou the part of the male
visitors, followed, giving briefly, mnv
reasons why Senator Ingalls' friends kia
remained so, during all his residence
among them, and why they apd all the
citizens of Kansas should and did ratify and
njice over the selection of the Legislature
of Kansas.
Senator Ingalls replied to both addresses,
thanking the ladies, and Mrs. Crowell, who
had been appointed on their part, and as
suring them, thst he felt and appreciated
the assignee which his wife had been to
him. He referred to the canvass as one
which had been warm, and the fight as one
hardly, if ever, equalled in Kansis. He
realized how deeply he waa indebted to the
citizens of Atchison. It was gratifying to
htm personally, as a citizen of Atchison,
where he had lived twenty years, that the
opposition had been obliged to concentrate
on Judge Horton. He had heard it con
fidently remarked that the next United
States Senator would be a man from Atchi
son, and that he would wear glasses. He
promised that in whatever capacity he
might be, he would, as in the past, attemt t
to reflect the wishes and accomplish in re
sult, what might be the feelings of the State
he represented. After another feeling ac
knowledgment of the great aid his dear
wife had been to bin?, he excused himself
from longer detainicg his guests.
After congratulations, which were most
hearty, the company adjourned to the va
rious restaurants of the city, and thence to
plces of interest at the capitol.
We noticed a number of Democrats in
the crowd, and they all said that Represen
tive Donahue had voted as they desired.
One lady remarked, "It was too bad about
Judge Horton, but we can't expect to elect
Senator Ingalls and him too." At 4:30 p.
St., a special train left for Atchison, bear
ing Senator Ingalls and wife and their visi
tors, and a number of our citizens. A recep
tion was tendered him last night in Atchison.
Oar people will probably be home to-day.
Kellable, fiaiapoken and rear-
There are in Kansas 213 publications.
We have for years sent a copy .of the Daily
(Jummonxtallh to nearly all of these and to
many papers out of the State. The list has
become cf such magnitude that to keep it
up.is a serious matter. The cost of the
white paper, wrappers, writing ou the
wrappers or paper, and the postage costs
more than our business warrants.
We are sorry that it is so, and that we
are not rich enough to continue to do in
the future as in the past. But we are not.
Duty to ourselves requires that we strike
off a large number of papers from our list,
and as soon as we get time to revise it,
shall do so. We do this, not because we
want to, but because we are forced for busi
ness reasons to do so. Topela Gxnmmvtalth.
If the Cvmmonictalth would read its ex
changes it would, we should think, as a
rule find enough news, "State telegraph."
as it were, "condensed," to make it an ob
ject to keeji every exchange that is sent to
its office. The Cjmmonvealih may, however,
have arrived at a sensible conclusion, i. e.,
that the Leavenworth Times reads all of
its exchanges and that the Gmmonvea'ih
cm get the gut of what they say much
.beapcr by taking the Times than by
spending so much money in sending away
exchanges. Leavenworth Times.
There is but little comparison to be made
between TnE Times and Commonuecith, so
far as news is concerned, or sound editor
ials give tone to a paper. IHE IIMES is
the be-t newspaper in the State. I: con
tains more Kansas news in one issue than
the Coumonraih contains in three. It de
votes one page to Kansas news from Kansis
exchargts that at once makes it elesirable
and eagerly sought after by not only the
pre-s, but tvery person who desires infor
mation resarding the State. The Times
doesn't "cut" its exchanges it can't afford
to. Neither can any other well-conducted
metropolitan newspaper. Its editorials are
keen, to the point and mean business. D.
R. Anthony, its editor, is a very fact in
Kansas politics, and a etubborn one at that
The Times is with the public on the cur
rency question, as on all important topics.
If any of our readers want a good, reliable,
out-spoken, fearless Republican paper, one
that is full of news, always, they will find
the Leavenworth Times all they desire.
iunriMa Herald,
Last fall the Topeka Commtmuealth sent
out to conntny publishers flaming prospec
tuses of that paper, and the proprietor
stated along with the advertisement, if said
prospectus was published he would ex
change for ensuing year. Nearly all the
weeklies in the State published the lengthy
advertisement. Daring the past month
every paper that did not say a good word
for F. Ii. Baker for State Printer, was
stricken from the exchange ist. We on not
say that we regret this much. Not once a
month was ttere an item worth copying
from that paper. It does not publish the
Supreme Court Syllabi. Its telegraph new
is tro days old. and its editorial pag"s are
filled with pull's of its favorite candidates
for State offices. We are glad, for one to
do without the stale Commonvealih. .lJra
tiffe Airirj
This is what the Xeat thinks of the Com
monutotih, and is, of course, nothing for or
f gainst The Times, but it shows that we
are not alone in thinking the former a poor
psper. We will.furnish The Leaves worth
Times to any of our readers for $1.2.1 iter
annum. It is as full of business as D. R
Anthony is of grit. UiavalfM Herald.
Tlie tlm Illbie-Tbe Apoatollcon.
Correspondence Chicago Tribune, 31.
The first collection of any of the books
now contsintd in our New Testament waa
made by Marcion, but little before the mid
die of the second century; probably about
a hundred years after the crucifixion of
Christ. As it was prepared for use in con
nection with the Jewish Scriptures then in
circulation, the whole may very properly
be called the first Bible. It was called
"The Gospel," a-d the "Apostolicon." It
contained ten of Paul's epistles, the Epis
tle to the Hebrews and the pastoral epistles
having been omitted. The omitted epis
tles were then disputed, and the Epistle to
the Hebrews continued to be the subject of
much controversy for more than a thous
and years afterward ; in fact, until the
Council of Trent, A. D. 1A.
The Bible of Marcion also contained one
and only one Gospel. No alusion was
made to Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John,
and no reason was given for excluding them
from the collection. As no writer previous
to the time of Marcion had made any men
tion of either of these Gospels, the infer
ence is very strong that they had not been
written; or, if the materials existed, that
they were in a different form and bearing
different titles.
As Marcion was a Gnostic, and has there
fore been generally put down as a heretic.
his New Testiment was adopted.
He waa even accused of changing the
language of the manuscripts used in his
collection. Bat from this charge he has
been acquitted by Biblical eritics in modern
times; notably by Westcott, in his History
of the Canon, in the following language:
"Tertullian and Epiphanius agree in
affirming that Marcion altered the text of
the books which he received to suit his own
views; and they quote many various read
ings in support of the assertion. Those
which they cite from the Epistles are cer
tainly sufficient to prove tha point; and, en
the contrary, they go far to show that Mar
cion preserved, without alteration, the text
which he found in his manuscript. Of the
seven readings noticed by Epiphanius, only
two are unsupported by other authorily;
and it is altogether unlikely that Marcion
changed other passages, when, as Epiphan
ius himself shows, he left untouched those
which are most directly opposed to his sys
tem.' History of the Canon of the New
Testament, by Brooke Foss Westcott, D. D.,
Professor of Divinity, etc. 3d edition, p.
Marcion's Gospel has been called by the
theologians a recension or changed version
ofLuke's. But if Marcion was so honest as
to give Paul's writings correctly, even
where they militated against his own pecu
liar views, why would he change the Gos
pel of Luke? Is it not much more probable
that Luke's Go-pel was a recension of Mar
cion's. Again: If, as Is claimed, tha four Gos
pels were then in circulation and generally
acknowledged, is it not incomprehensible
that Marcion, while accepting all the writ
ings of Paul which were undisputsd,
should attempt to overthrow the four Gos
pels without giving any reasons fcr so
The writings of Marcion, unfortunately,
with nearly everything written during the
first two centuries concerning the four
Gospels, or concerning books supposed to
have been the four Gospels, are lost or
destroyed. Bat the fact that Marcion had
bat one Gospel, and gave no reason for not
having more, while be admitted as genuine
all the other New-Testament books except
those disputedVfnnuahesstrons presumptive
evidence that the four Gospels, in the form
in which we have them, are a production
of a date cot earlier then the middle of the
second century. It was doubtless this work
of Marcion which Clement of Alexindria
referred to when he spoke of "The Gospel
and Apostolic Instrument." W.
HoOTlHItn-Tooed EasjIlaliLadlcaiake
tbolr Liquor.
London Truth I
One day, as he was musing on these things
in sore preplexity, he entered his wife's
dressing room and saw a bxof pastilles on
the table. The lid was mirked "Lavender
Drops." Mechanically Jenny's husband
opened the box and put one of the pastiles
in his mouth, They wire large white
things like dragee, but instantly John
Armeroy had crunched one bis mouth was
filled with undiluted alcohol of fearful
strength. So again he had his wife's secret.
She got drunk off these pastilles, specially
prepared by a roguish chemist forprronslike
herself and innocently styled "Lavender
. 1- 4 i-
3Ie!eorolorlcal (summary lur Jaun
nrr, 1S79.
Sioxax, Office,
LrAvrswoRTU, February 1, 1579.
The most notable features of the weather
during January, IS70, were the high pres
sure and mo't remarkable low temperature
of the first half of the month, the high
percentage of humidity and the light pre
cipitation. ' Th Jaeaa pressure of the month was
30.1S9, which was .04 above the average.
The highest barometer was- S0 7S1 on
the 3d, and the lowest 29o9d on the 22d.
Tne m'an temperature of the month was
23 62 , being about 3 below the January
average. The highest temperature recorded
during the month waa 56 on the 27th ; the
lowest 14.5 on the 3d. Lower teaperature
than this has been recorded at this station
in January of previovs vears as follows:
in 1873, 2GS and 1S73, 2y.
The greatest daily range of temperature
was 350' on the 20th and the least 5 on
the 2Sth.
The mean percentage of humidity during
the month was 75.79 ; about o per cent,
above the average for January.
The total rainfall during the month was
1 10 inches, being slightly les than the
January average. The" largest rainfall in
January, ob-erved at this station, was
314 inches in 1S75, and the least 0.1 1 in
ches in ISTli.
The heavy snow which fell on December,
13th, 1S7S, remained on the ground during
the greater portion of January, and is said
to be the longest period snow has remained
on the ground, in this portion of the State,
since 1S50.
The prevailing wind of the month was
South. Total number of miles traveled
4 22i Highest velocity 21 miles per hour
from the North, at 12:30 r. if. on the 1st.
Two hundred and seventeen observations
of the wind's direction were made as fol
lows: N 44 times, NW 57 times, W 1
time,SV 6 times, S 60 times, SE 12 times,
E Slimes, NE 12 times and calm 13 time.
Number on clear days 10 ; fair days 9 ;
cloudy days 12, and days on which" rain
fell 7.
The following tabular statement of Janu
ary mean temperatures and total rainfall
will give a comparison of the past month
with previous years :
1S72 .... 03 tsT ois inches
lbT3 l!i IV l;s. -..JtX'i "
1371 is li .hTM .... J.U "
WT5 llITV'lsTo .. .tys "
IW f' STrt 14.' "
1677 21.W l77 0.7S "
17 Slsu 79 U.3 "
1873 .SUr,!57tf 1.16 "
Samuel W. Rhode,
Sergeant Signal Corps V. S. A.
The Signs of the Time Point Toward
Philadelphia Record, I.J
If the return of the friends of General
Grant to the Senate of the United States
may be taken as anv indication of his pop
ularity with his party as a candidate fur the
Presidercy, the "signs of the times are not
unlavorable to him. Ihe jubilation on the
arrival ol :enatcr Carpenter in V ssbmj
ton was noticeable for its leanings in the
direction of the absent traveler.
Lead ns not Into Temptation.
Inter-Ocean, l.J ,
wedonot want Uncla Sam "to strap
himself' so that be cannot pay current
bills, but we do not see the necessity of $150,-
uuu.uw or so in his pants pockets at a
time. When we have bad that amonnt
about our clothes we have often been
tempteu to take a square meal, when an
orter stew and a saudwitcb would have an
swered as well. Millions tied up handy in
little hags make millions anxious to invent
methods to get away with them. "Lead us
not into temptation," is a mighty good
prayer for a nation as well as its indiviJual
Kiiiueihioir About the Itauti cl Enc
The Bank of England will be IS-" vears
old the 27th of the coming July, having re
ceived its cnarter ol incorporation at that
date, and having been proj-"Cted by William
I'aterson, a Scotchman. Constituted as a
joint stock company, with a capital of JE1,
200.000, the whole sum was lent at interest
to the Government of William and Mary,
then roach embarrassed. At the nut-et it
was a servant of the Stale, slid hssever
since continued such more or lest. Tfce
char'er, granted at firt for 11 jears, has
hoen from time to time renewed, the last re
newal, suhj-ct to modification or revocation.
having leen in JH ror a while the bti-i-nes
was done in one room ; now tfce bink
occupies, as ererywxiv Knows a large
buihiirg in Threadneeitle-Slrtet, and em
ploys some 800 men Nothing les than a
5 note is ever issued, and no no'e is issued
a second time. The avence amount of
notes in circulation is 25 000 000.
Pecnnlarv Embarrassment of Arcn-
bistiup Pnrrell.
Chicago Tribune, 3
Further examination into the entangled
finances of Archbir-hop and Bishop I'urctll,
at Cincinnati, reveals a most unfortunate
and deplorable prospect for the creditors,
mainly persons whose hard ssvints from
meagre wages were deposittd with the two
prelates. Claims to the amount of over Sl,
000000 have already been presented, ami
the liabilities of the Arrhbishop will aggre
gate not less than $1,250,000. Th proper
ty in the hands of the Trustees to meet
these demands has a market value cf not
more than SS00.000, and other means will
have to be forthcoming with which to liqui
date all claims. While there is no hint of
any reflection upon the integrity of the
venerable Catholic dignitary, there is man
ifested among the creditors considerable
impatience at the delay to which they are
subjected, and threats of suits are begin
ning to be heard.
Deals) or a "cboolnsaie of Macaulay.
Philadelphia Times, Jan 1 1
John Larard, who died on Saturday
last, aeed 88 years, in obscure lodgings at
No. 442 Keyser street, had a career con
taining many interesting particulars. He
was an Englisman bjr birth, of a wealthy
tamily. He was given a first class col
legiate education, and it is said that at
Trinity College, Cambridge, he wag a
schoolmate of I,ord Macaulay and on inti
mate terms with him. He was particularly
distinguished an a mathematician and as
tronomer. When Wellington conducted
the campaitrn in Spain against the French
invaders, England was stripped of her
regular soldiery. Lirard enlisted iu, the
militia organized for the home defence, and
was stationed at 1'ortsmooth and Dover.
Fifty years ago, on account of some family
troubles, he came to America and became a
celebrated manufacturer of woolen machin
ery, and perfected many improvements in
the mechanism. Business reverses hap
pened to him and he gave up manufactur
ing, nis judgment and skill waa so excel
lent that he was constantly consulted by
manufacturers at Germantown, Manayunk,
Bridesburg, and in the city. For" forty
years he resided in the one story tenement
in Keyser street He at one time pevessed
an extensive and valnable library, but by
necessities had been compelled to psrt with
nearly all of his volumes He continued
his mathematical and astronomical, re
searches to the last. His death was; caused
bv the debility incident to age.
Mca Wall Perform lar
a .narrlax
New York Herald, Jan. S
The sudden death of Father Pelletierat
the foot of the altar while in the act of ad
ministering the sacrament of marriage"" at
St. Francis Xarier's Church on last
Wednesday evening waa a very sad event.
The wedding waa one which had been post
poned for a week in consequence cf the
death of a near relative of the bridegroom ;
bat the delay had only served to add inter
est to the ceremony and to increase the at
tendance of the friends of the happy
couple. The church was brilliantly lighted
and lavishly ornamented with flowers, and
as the organ pealed forth its welcome no
one dreamed that a cloud of sorrow would
so soon overshadow the scene. The heart of
the officiating minister was in his work,
for he had been the groom's preceptor, and
affection as well as duty prompted the
words of exhortation and advice which he
addressed to the young as a pre
liminary to the sacrament Scarce
ly had his utterances ceased, when,
aa he stretched forth his hand
to pronounce a benediction, death arrested
the act and, sinking down at the raiiinjs of
the sanctuary, he passed away without
a struggle and apparently without pain.
The fatal remit was kept from the knowl
edge of the wedding party nntil the comple
tion of the services by another clergyman,
the belief being thst Father Pelletier had
simply been attacked by a fainting fit The
deceased clergyman was apprehensive of a
sadden death, and his wish, expressed to
his friends, was that, should his fears be
well founded, bis last breath mirht be .
drawn at the altar's foot, I
Work not a rod of land more than you
can work well.
It is more honorable and dignified to
b: living independently on a farm, making
good butter and cheese, and raising abua i
dant crops and fine stock, than to eit in i
high places and aid in masiug bad la?s
Mr. David W. Judd of the Amenpm
Agriculturist will spend some tine
in Kansas this jear in gathering
notes of interest to farmers. Mr. Judd is
a Graphic writer and has made the Acrici
turut one of the best Journals in the coun
Prairie Farmer, 1.)
The temperature of a cellar may be sud
denly raised by burning a saucer fall of
alcohol. A kettle of live wood coals will
soon warm it up to the e'esireil po:nt, but
considerable carbonic acid gas will be gen
American Stockman.
"Sheep growers in England claim thata
feed consistinz oi cotton seed and turnips is
not only the safest for fattening sheep, but
will put on the most fat and make the
best mutton at the least cost It also pro
duces the strongest manure.
la Gazette da Cempagna says that an effici
ent means of destroying the phylloxera has
been discovered and has obtained success.
It is to apply limemilk to the branches and
heads of the vine during the winter: By
this means the egg, the real germ of the in
sect is said to be destroyed.
Prairie Farmer l.J
In making your arrangements for the
coming season, let there room for improve
ment of the farm stock. This can now be
accomplished at so little expense that we
are often astonished that farmers who are
alwavs on the alert, fail to perceive the
advantages within their reach.
"The immense horns of South African
cattle are made to twist spirally and In
fanciful curves by being scraped on one
side or ths other while they are growing.
Each owner can tell the oxen that belong
to his "spin" in this way by the acquired
shape of their naturally regular horns
Here's a hint for American farm boys.
ureal Bend Tribune.
Wc have made frequent inquiries during
the week from farmers in various tortious
of the county touching the pre-en t status ol
the wheat crop, and are gratified to learu
tbatth.2 present outlook is exceedingly flat
tering, fbe dry fall weather was very dis
heartening, but our six weeks of winter
with the earth covered with snow, has not
been without its advantage. With our
usual seasonable spring, a good harvest
will again gladden the hearts of the people.
Prairie Farmer J
The habit of chewing orange and lemon
peel is a very bad one which is much to be
deprecated. The little follicles contained
in the rind of the oiange and lemon con
tain a jwisonons acid of a very irritzting
character, as is evidenced by the sensation
produced in the eye when a drop is pro
jected into it by the bursting of one of
these follicles, The slight headache which
often follows the eating of orange or lem
on peel is doubtless due to the effects of
this poison.
Cor. Chlcagu Tribune.
Now is a gocd time to begin to stimulate
plants that are in good Condition. The
lengthening days and greater power of the
sun will soon start them into new life.
Geraniums, roses, and many others t.iat
may have seemed quita dormant for mouth
will already begin to feel the mysterious
Influence of the spring that is coming, and
I ut forth their buds. The sal is liable to
become exhausted or lackiog in the ele
meuts they require, and a judicious use of
liquid fertilizers will have a r!;ittrv ef
fect TEA RUSK.
Cor. Ciitcag Trlbune.J
Tea roses, so called on account of their
odor, are j-erhaps the most Ixcutiful of all
roses. Their chief r-eauty lies in the half
opened buds. Bourbon ices are very fre
bloomers. Notte ro-es are climbers
All the foregoing are tender and need to be
well protected eluring the winter. Hybrit
perpetual ro-es are about as hsrdy ts ap
pie tree, jToducing magnificent double
flowers in June, and at intervals after
wards during the season. Mo's roes are
quite hardy. The buds sre enveloped in a
mossy covering, hence the name.
( oi Chicago Tllbime
If ro'es have been received by mail, and
on opening the package they are found the
least dry, it is well to soak bath roots and
tops in warm (not hot) water for about
twenty minutes. Then proceed to pot
them, u-ing pot which will be but bsrely
... tl? ! t . wintsin lha riity arlf nAil
crowding, and jim lheoil .firmly in the
r.i t . si u., I i? 1
poi Willi lutr iiiuuiun aiin uuxcic; mru wa,
oh llinm ami Bait in Inu if irtr f.T t.aur iNrj
ICj; lliClll, si rm.t, au ,, usia. aua . u;r.
After thig care must ltr tak?u ihu ihvy art
not overwaterv-l. They irnM not Lc allow
ed to j;o quite. dry, nor jtt kept comtar.tly
soaked with water. If caucem are Kept
under the pot, they should be tmptiVi.
-" " m. r. r r. .... .,' :r. -"..
persons, win uoi ue uetuujr u tueir itci
are constantly wet
Cor. Kansas Spirit
Thousands of young farmers will this
spring start oat in life for themselves.
Thev have made choice of a noble callio;
To all such farming will pay if they keep
on the sale side, and that is, tiou t plant
and sow too much ; take some time l
build your granary and cribs before the
are needed: what you plant cultivate well:
build all, needed sheds as soon as possible ;
above all, keep out ol debt, and when
your crops are made and safely stored awa;
don't sell until you get a good price. Thi
i what all successful merchants do. I'
they don't get their price for their good
they just lay them back. Farmers to suc
ceed must do the same. To all such the
rich and fertile soils of Kansxs offer to
the farmer aa great inducements as any
other state.
Cor. Kansas Farmer.
.Sir. Henrv Shirk, of south Dickinson
county, Kan., in the spring of T7, broke
40 acres of prairie with one yoke of cattle.
and Btirrrd M acres ol land the tnliovum
summer, 0" acres cf which he sowed to fall
wheat in good season.
It yielded 18 bushels to the acre, or
1,170 bushels. Besides raising and har
vesting over 1,000 bushels of turnips and
doing bis own washing and cooking. In
the spring ol to. he broke oU acres ol prai
rie and "stirred" SO acres of ground and
hired 20 acre stirred, all of which re sow
ed to fall wheat in the month of Septem
ber. His growing wheat is the best in the
neighborhood, is chiefly of the Fultz va
riety. Mr Shirk is paying a visit to hi
family in Canada, this winter. He is 01
yeareof age.
"Le Cultivateur." a French journal, savs
that if chloride of lime be spread on the
soil or near plants, insects ,and vermin will
not be found there, and. adds: "By its
means plants will easily be protected from
insect plagues by simply brushing over
their stems with a solution of it It has
often been noticed that a patch of land
whicn nas been treated in this way remains
religiously respected by grubs, while the
unprotected beds around are literally devas
tated. Fruit trees may beguarded from the
attacks of grubs by attaching to their
trunks pieces of tow, smeared with a mix
ture of chloride of lime and hog's Isrd, and
ants and grnba already in poses.ion will
rapidly vacate their poition. Butterflies,
again, will avoid all plat-ts whrse leaves
have been sprinkled over with lime water."
Correspondenee Chicago Inter-Ocean.
When the birds wish to hatch, tie to the
side of the cage, near the top, and tight
enough to prevent swinging a nest, which
may be a small, round paste-board box, or
a utile basket made lor that nurpese. Ar
range cotton in the nest in the form of wild
bird nes's, and line it with flannel. As soon
as the birds begin to hatch supply thm
with hard boiled e.-ga and cracker chopped
together; also their n-ual supply cf seed,
water, cuttle u-h bone, or sand, ihe birds
must not be permitted to bathe daring the
k itching peried, as the eggs are liable to
become chilled ; neither must the position
of toe cage be chanced until the birds are
hatched, ts the change of position some-tin-
ei canes the female to desert the nest
Continue the chopped egg and cracker un
til the young birds are at least a month old.
After that tbey can take care of themselves,
and will not need such food. They will
not thrive without it daring the first few
weets. They do wrong who remove the
male bird u aooa as hatching be-gin, as it
generally happens that the male bird t-ie
better of tlie young ones than the icai ue.
Should the female b-giu to pick the feathers
from the your; binhs (and that is often ib
case when thrv are two we-ks old i remove
her, acd the m tie bml will cvniinue to ies.d
ih-ui nctil'lhev cm se ctre ef themselves
in 1 evm ion r. As on u the yung
birds sre olJ enough, remote them to an
ther cae. an.i nta 'Ve tha mother bird to
the hatching i"Je. and she will hatch again.
Canaries generally hatch six or eight times
a jear. Besides" the ujual care, nothing
more than this is necessary, in oruer to be
successful in raidcg cscsric?.
Cor. Kansas Farmer.
Gocd health is never attainable if the
feet are habitually cold, since this implies
an impaired circulatiaticn of the blued;
that it does not reach the extremities. In
stead of "toasting them in the oven,' soak
them m warm water till thoroughly warm,
and then d-h cool or cold water over them
rubbing them thoroughly with acrot-h tow
el, till a reaction occurs ; using the flesh
brush freelv. this, followed fur a lew
nights, will generally warm the feet, by
improving the circulat'on of the blocd.
The biusb. ujed on the whole bedv, is not
oalysafe, fi'er than thee 11 bath, at Icatt
for the weakly, but will aid in equalizing
the circulation. Let the feet, also, be jui
ia warm rav of the sun; the clothing
warmed and thoroashlv sunned. This will
do much to irrprove cold and sweat7 feet,
ana can do no possible narm. rveep tue
feet clean, which can he done only of ire-
quent washing.
ICor. Kansas Former.
I saw in a late number of the Farmer an
article, "Sheep, the Poor Man's Friend."
They are, r id if there were more sbeej
kept in this country and not as many hog
there would not le so many farmers cry ins
out 'hard times. Ia a good country foi
grass a man can keep 1 000 head of sheep
and not own one sere cf land, and no tax to
psy on the land he pastures ; he can buy a
small farm or rent a farm convenient to a
good ranre, fe.- three cr four years, and
!;et the benefit of some other man's land for
pa-ture and not injure it
I have made more money ia that way.
than in any other way, and in a few years
will be able to buy any quarter section in
the county. I have had some experience iD
-hrep and will say theyare the most profit
able stock a farmer can have on his farm
as the wool will always pay for th.
fetd and time in taking cart
of them. We can compete with tl.i
eastern wool ;r-wers and beat them, s it
ijly cost a tntle to (-lni our wool to Ne
York. I shipjied ron.e and it only co.t one
dollar and rixty cents per bundled pojnd
Sot look at the prior "f land in the eastern
stales in comparison wilh the prices cf ou
land. In Ohio or Pennsylvania it is worth
seventy five to one hundred and nfty dollar,
per acre. Brother farmers I will tell you
can do with a thousand dollars invested iu
sheep. Tut i'JQQ in ."00 ewes grai'e mer
incs and S1C0 in four l.lXK) head cf sheep
orthir3,000. Darin.; the three years the
wooI'imvs all expene I wouldIikcto hear
from brother farmers onVhtep. A retired
farmer and she paid.
Cor. Lmporta Da:ly News, l.
In Ihe last .Vrm I noticed an article by
ihe president of the horticultural society,
giving us some advice iu regard to planting
hade and ornamental trees, but thinking
ihat he-stopped a little too soon I would
like to aJd a fev of my own ideas oa the
In the first place, I would not entirely
exclude the soft maple, but would put ii
-ilver m ip'e, the grav and colden willow,
in low, wet places, where I think they will
jive satisfactory re-ults. The Cottonwood
diouM also be oi moiit land.
In dry locations the Morello cherry, wilh
its brown batfc, snowy fljwers, and red
fruit, male a tree wiiich is both useful ano
ornamental, f.ir street planting, the houej
locust an 1 o-age oracge will siand as too"
a chance with liie r-treet cows as anything 1
"an think of. It our road overseers would
speed about ten per cent of tlie road tax
selling and caring for trees ot i-oiae kind
tlong the line of the highways, it would tie
of more benefit to the cuuatry than some of
the work they now do.
Has anv one ia this part of the country
ried the lever-destroying KucaljplU' tree?
For nv pirt, 1 do not like di-coumgii g
be planting of trees that do not naiurallt
niw here.
In concl ision, I say to everobodv, plant
-rees, ii y ive to s-nd to I, jst m nmt p
lour timer s much as Lyon county tree
wuuld cos- 1'lant trees.
American Stockman, Jaunary 31.J
R i its of hog are tailing off in pual
.ty aud iu volume dav by dav. A vi-it to
the packing bouses .-huss that there are
iinong the hut hangiug in the cooling
rooms many titty sow.-, slags and other
animals off quality. Ibis ludicates thai
the crop is generally harvested The itron-'
market of the current month hart cent hip-
iiers through the country, with the deter
mination to buy every hug they could get.
and yet they cannot keep the supply up to
ihirty thousand per day. Avenge weighb
ire lighter, and shippers find great ditficul-
ly in getting heavy hogs ol good Mvle.
there are some farmers who tee that there
till be a strong effort to advance price-,
and these.men are holding their stock tinuly,
resisting the ssreetest blandishments of rhip-
ers, bul there seems to be good ressjn lor
saying that the supply in the coftnlry is al
ready short. I he srinter has been a lavor
.tble OLe for packing and prices h tv been
so low that larmers cou.d not afford to
hold their ho. ilauy are "tired of the
whole btisiusss " lucking the courage nee
-sjary to carry them through a iwriod of
depressed values, md have sold their stock
uff short so that they will be unable to
breed as many hogs as nu il. Thee facts
ippear to warrant the belief that packers,
having "had their tubs out when the ram
fell," can now put prices up and make a
ood probt out of the slnll they put in at
low rates The downward course has been
long and hard, but there seems t be good
reason forgoing over to the bull ride and
-ncouraging farmers aud shippers to ex-,-ect
belter prices.
Useful ejiploymese for ,irls.
Cur Chlcuso Tribune, 1
So many avenues are now open to wom
en that I would have every girl, whatete
her social status, take a thorough course of
training in some sort of bus.n.-.s which
would enab'e her, if the sad neeersiiy eve
canie, to place herself beyond the reach of
isu, dependence or temptation. Compel
yourrelf to pass a certain portion of every
eek-i'ay iu uissierinc the principles of the
branch you have chu-eu, letting nothing
short of positive lllne-M interfere, and never
ceasing your efforts till surecf the victory.
There will be plenty of tiuie for other
things, "mcks and n.fiW included, acd
you will not look less attractive becan-e
you know ho.v to fill up a draft, -end a
telegram, take a short hand report, count a
pulse, or make a plea in a court of law.
Vou may never be compelled to ue your
knowledge, but if you are, you can feel sure
that you have a friend which will serve
you well, for "knowledge is pjwer "
Il seems to me that every one feels a
greater degree of self respect who knows
that her character has been symmetrically
rounded by making the most of all the
tlen's intrus'ed to her, cultivating all
that is best of her,- and so, though she never
needs to "toil or spin" more than the fair
st lily of them nil, she knows -he is pre
pared for whatever omes, and her ir.flu
ence on those aro-jnd her, as well as on her
children, should any be sent her, will oe of
ihe grand.fine, glorious sort ot which never
ceases, hot gathers strength and volume
like a mountain stream
-., 1
Iwar girls, each of us mav do something
to better the world. Lt us do it Th-s
life is like a piece of music, and esch indi-
viduallife is a sing'e note iy?t it le our
care to so place ours upon the score that no
di-cord shall be heard when the Divine
Director, raises Ins Laton lor the creat
final chord. I
The most asjiitFnns narental atter.tir.n
:n 1 .i r-i .5 . ,
frequently fail to prevent coughs.
cold?, eroup.-itc Dr. Ball s Couh brup
is a most, vaiuaDie reraeov to have cocven-
is-nt when nee,!,.!
lent ween needed.
How .tlacb .Tioney Will It
ICb coo Tribune, S J
The Arrears of-Pensions bill has been
pa-ed by both Houses of Cougref , signed
by the President and become a law. and
yefno two irsons azree as to the sum of
money required to carry out its provisions.
The lowest estimate is "that of Senator In
ealls, of Kansas, who puts it down at Sl'J,
000.000 ; next comes Representative Kire,
of Ohio, the author of the bill, who thinks
$23000,000 about the figure; Mr. Bentley,
Cbmmi-sionerof Pension-, says .j2,000000;
Senator 3Iorrill, of Vermont, Chairman of
the Senate Finsnce Committee. ro-.s as
high as $33,000 000; and the Secretarv of
the treasury, wo has to look ahead and
iSXflf mlt7aU ,to COmB ln" " i 1rar,rf'KOUE"FTBI?,W
IWjWU,WWas the final outgo, J v2Sw3mo Assignee of sparrow 4 Jone
Ituard ol Onnty Cocini!ssloner.
The Board of Ccuitv Commi-s'rners. all
the members presen., wai in rcsiioi yes
ttrday afternoon, but was ergagsd simply
in the transaction of ihe ordinary routine
The Boar I hiA anisht session and was
engaged principally in the drafting of the
euttiicg acts which it is intended, if possi
ble, to have pts-ed bv the lo-Kislatnr in re-
ard to the retucdti'irct our present bonded
ii.de btedn: s
FeXii Vbol.Ie 15 r -tall H)c.
ilUTi'EH Wholesale, 1.-S -choice retell 15;
CORN From whuus 2c per bushel.
tt.v-S? IV per ton,
H EAT-.n o. i TSc : So. S, 7DC ; reject!!. 63
OAT-.-19.-. nun, Uc.
rXXTATUfcM Dealers Dries, wholesale.
15: per bubel.
UNIONS-Per bo!iel. CSTOe. I tall. Si.
riA2 (3 10 pi ou.
Al'l'tJu WhoItaale.JI agS 00 perbbl.
LsKD 5c ler pound.
CHEINE-Kansas, TJic wholesale.
FLUL'R Wholesale. cuoics- rmuilj XXXX
Premium, 75: eiolden Eagle. B 15; Dex'-r
111.1 Western ttose, ft SO; Waldron W..
BKX-n per ton
MlllP MTl'FF 410 per ton.
PUULTUV-ChlcSen. II Mali W: retail.
.acdiftd; Turkejs, urewed, retail, luo
BHOOMCORN HJ50 per tou, Kxtra burl
B.e)Ji6e. lor sides; hi ma, 103 retail.
HONEY e per pound.
LEMON'S-IVr box Si 503.S 00.
OKANUES Fer box 13 7SuttW.
Stock Markets
Beet Cows il Czi 90 per cw.
Hem- Stxkes sj-i ; shipping prime .
Viai IlllC.
IT. unos JJ3rt.
tH.G.t-tl 7 3).
Markets by Telegraph
.N w Ycuk. February 4.
Mercantile i-ai-ik Prime, 3 0al 10.
Stskumj Quiet; W days, H : utot,
H !7!4.
loueoxs ISM. SI ;; do, ts7 tl 01.;
Io. ISS fl WVi; new s's, SI OlJ;: new 4V.
est-UreJ, I UX-10S'. couponKti v6$; la
new 4", registered. SI uoul IO", ; coupon,
51 01 CO1; tO-)s. roistered, Jl 02:
e.vtm Interest couijus, SI 0j; currency ,
ligvr.KVMr.sis- Quiet.
It. It ItoMss GenerHlly firm.
bTATK MCU1UTIE!S l-llll.
stocks l'n kucIc market Irregular
on mo- entiil bu-luei-t lu enriy ueminits ins
prlcet uitctuoted within the rune ot ;.
per cent.
New York February
Hsjoi: Steady : superfine western and
state. i3 10a3 3.; common to k1,3 KI.VO
X J; good lu choice, !J 95 st 10, Willie sOest,
exim; tl ii,.wi: r-l Lout-, 3 SO(.a
HitAr uulrtaid unoimuneu;?" o reu,
tl Cl.l U44 ; N... 2, do, SI Wial C8X ;
No. 1. il (tt.'.il i-7 ; ungraded amber, (I Dial OS;
No. 2. srline, SI v7'i
Kte teuiy ; We-lera and btale, U61c.
Barley Dull.
Co k.n Qu.et ; ungraded, 17S'H43ic; No. s.
41SH:;4c; Ktrainer. Si?;tiu; No. 2 47J4C,
n!li4i ; new do, 4ui46c.
Oats Nominally uuchaned : mixed wea
tern.3a3lc: wulte, do,3335c.
Corriuc Quiet aud unclmuge.1.
Mola!ies Quiet and unchanged.
rti(AK lleary.
P.iCE No lually nncnanicad.
hJtKiri Firmer ; weatern, 3to
fciKK- Dull ; rueM, tlO CtPJalO COX for ""
S3 l-OxuS "?; lor old
Ukek Duil and unchanged.
CCT ME-s-rv Finn.
MiDDLiH-Lonc cleir, &S-JM hor. clear,
ARI IICIITT ; tS 70.46 TS.
BCTTEk Dull ; wtntern, GltCe.
Chek.se- rltead ; VV esUru, 2 ;?;!
WuibET Dull; II WJi
hr. Loci. Frbrua'y 4
Flouk t'nchanKiM ; XX, W4V.160, XXX,
2 l Ut Iallllly,J42J 44in choter.H ait .
IlKAT Firmer. o. resJ. ls!
OSi-liir, ; '- ', February; 94!7. ,
M ucli; 3. d... nSJ"
Onus inter; ai', o"i' ca-li ;9,'-. Feb
nii- ; :i V-d'c .rtn . -v3--', "pm.
0ts 11 alier ; JISH jt-c, um.i; 140. Feb
ru ,ry ; .-'4 -, Marrii. ""
n a ie. ily ; a-.
h tKI.F V LnchaiiKtsl ; rholcw Io-. 70-.
77S'". I 'to to cliO e. , fiOu77c; fancy, 7.sso.
'a iiik -ic-.ut; tl 01
ToKk li ssl ;Jbiit)b; demand, 39 5.
Di.i BA1.T .M.sr httouter ; li to 2sr
dr, eienr rilw, tl 4s.il 5-.
ItvtVN lusher ; clearrlb, $ loi IS clear.
Si 3 fl1 -
LAuu-S&oU asked. So tabid-
Ht. Luuif F bru .rj I
CiTTi.E ActUe and Ami; exisit steer.
Slto,a)i; asd to cooler, Ji W,iH ur' ;
air M ("V't ou! ; native bu!ciin si-er-
1 7-sli ts, tow and heifer. 8- 5 '1 oxen
J2 .-sjyt 0; corn-fed lex. ox. 52 isuJ .io;
treillllU Hlrer- .' 5;dW; stackers, 2 5.5
olnrxdos, SJ 25 tl 2j. Itecelpts, 8ii ; sblj.
wrlils 2"
lt,ff- B-tter; for heavy Yorkers and 11111
n.ores,S1 s3 to; packtUK. ts HyU 70; M cy
hm v , 41 81m . ltesreiptn , shipments,
miefp Steady ; all good grades wanted
ofle 111 .f only rommiiii, lair to jt'ssl w u it
Orllltl -iVs-t 5ocnIC to I ,ncy, "3 75 4 3.
ex,srl Kia.i, t JUJ to11., urca-lpt-. T.i,
stuptuiiii-4, none
CHICA00. February 4.
1 LOCK Steady and unchanged
iisat Htexdy and Urn, : o Zredwln-terM7-;No.
t, sp'ii.u, ! 41;. c-u-h ;
sS,',..-6" c, Marco; No. 3, apring, 71c; re
Jeeird, lac.
t ok 1-alry aci!e aud shade blither;
SMoaVar, casli ; 31e, March; JlJ.e, April ;
3-r-, Jf , M ty.
An-oaul ilrmaml and a shade htgher;
ifr,1, cast, ; ' df, Marell.
tYE steady ai.il unchanged.
liAi:i.t Lull and nominal.
Fhkk Unsettled but aeueraily hljher;
S3 47ia9 5j ca,h; S'J 57Ji3 to. March; lil$
J 7 prit.
Lari Unsettled but generally higher;
K i;aca.sh ; tS 15 ,G 47, March; H 5'xk b',
iluuc MEATS-Htead and firm; shoulders,
S3 5 ;S. It, 4Hc;rt. C, 4';c.
WlIIiK! bteaiiy; SI in.
Chicago. February 4
Hoes Itecelpts. 3)). Shipments, 6.M0:
mxrket fairly active) and anade higher;
choice hevy, S3 6.13 S); light, S3 5Uu3 W,
mixed, J3 U 3'0.
CATTLr. lu-oripta, 2,610; shipments, M0;
m t. ket rlrm ; .hlpplus, SI tfloS OOJ; iloclcers,
dim; butchers steady, cows, i40j210,
strrrs. Si 50f3 30.
Mitrer kweipbO 30. Fhlrments, 1,100;
Market firm, S3 JVje UO
Kashas Citv, Mo., February!.
The "Frlce Current" reports :
Wheat IU-celpbi,13,6M); shipments, 2.SM ;
weak No 2, Die ;,No. 3. 77!c; No. 4, TlUc
toiui rUtelpt. .-0U;iipineuo, ; fair
deni-ind ; N. 2, !c.cali : February, 22c.
O T"S Steady ; No. 2. Sue.
i:ric-Finu ,10.2. cb, S5a ; reJ;Cted.e
I- lock Stesd) ; XXX to fancy, tl 7a 10
g- Z't per sack.
II A r Dull ; ! 00 to S7 CO.
Fkovlsion- Steady.
Imv salt Meats C. B. aides, Sa5c;;L. C
spies, 4Ji5-.
S Cbiu. 7c
LAUb lutlercea, c
Kansas crrr, M., February 4.
The "Prlese Current" report:
Cattle Itecelpts, 19; nhtpmenu, ISO:
falrdemand; native shipper. 13 3Gat SO;
native stock, n anil feeders, S3 iirgXli na
ttve rows, SI 80at U); wintered and corn
red Teaas steers, K 3(t3 M.
Uooa Itecelpj,, 3 3; shipments, 102; ac
tlveand nrrn; la'r to cbolo- heavy pac!n,
tl 2U'43.V);l!Kht shipping, S3 Sa3 30.
Hm.Er-rSlea.ly; poor to choice, tl U to
Anybody can learn to make money rapidly
operating In ."lock-, by the "Two Unerring
ItnleH lor Success," In Messrs. La -rence a
(,.' new clicuiar. in- wiuuuauua uinu-
,.i which thuflrrrt baa mads so succea.ful.
enable (eopie wlh large or smll means to
r-pifi tntooi- vast am iunt and co-op-
rnu-l aa a mjNu u.we. inu- swunnK u eacn
"l",lJ!Z2"Z"Sgr "IfflSS
monthly Any aiuount from 1 ttUw. or
rnr-. en Is- u-ed successfully ? Y, llap-
fur useji:j.:-pw:iuDer.i",j3,?.rjii,-x.jrnjo
combination syntemSl wou.it brine ".5, or
5 per cent : S I) r J -VI cr 7 er cent ilV)
ute 51X10. or 10 per cent
2 ? ,? 2.' SE .SYhl".1.?
Li' JH-nlntrtl 2mpnprr, Jnno
am : in'oia"',u ,-..... ... ,-
tibiSBt rks 1 -be. most snorf-mui eversuom-
...ft ,. ..,,. -,,. ,i,-.nt.. i'th "Th
combination -jsteiu m lounded npon correct
bnme-s prinei l, and no person need be
-niuioulau lmoine wlil'ellU kept work-ins:
by Messrs. Li wience Co BmoUyn. Journal
April 23 h: "Oar editor m.as a ui proi
ltofot zj Ironivo in one or iiers. iw
ut from vo
reueeei lo' combinations." New ctrrula
im.ilMl free) explains ev rythmic. Stock
and bonds wan ed Government bonds aop
plied L-wrence& Co Banker, 57 KfhanK
l-lace. N . Y. JstS0 CL
Notice to the Credllon of Sparrow Jones
Leavenworth, Kansar, November i'tn,
"VOTIirs Is herebr liven. That on Tuesday,
fN the 1st day of April. . !.. 1ST at th?
ofTlce of the Ity Treasurer, lu the Court
Hu-e,!n th CHy'f Leavriiwortb, Oiunty
cf Leavenworth, s'ateof Kanw, I will jro
nilln publicly adjit sn allow demands
.zln-t ne etate -f -at Sparrow A Jo -es.
MKBSiftBWiiiiis !
Jim . jatMinraagg

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