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NUMBER!, 250,
Tm.r.r: auk orwrm whotiiisk
&f. ion.
Judge Abbott, of Boaton, who led
"respcctaMe Democrat" la the Massa
chusetts campaign last year, thicks tLe
" Itepublicans will make a great political
blunder if they fail to tominats Grant"
' inlSSO.
a i.oj.:m; cajie.
Thcc Presidential aspiran's who took
such an active part in puhirg tbroagh
whs.t is tyled " the infamous Chinese bill,"
in order to "save the vote of California1
have probably begun to suspect that they
paid a higher price fcr the vote of Califor
nia than the commodity is worth.
fou v.t i.i;iamj.
Two ship load ol Britirh soldiers have
lift England in the last three days for the
seat of war in Africa, and Feveral other
vessels loaded with troop', will leave nut
week. In a few weeks the army of Lord
Chelmsford will be strong enough to re
sume the offensive, if the Zulus don't man
age meanwhile to cut it up in detail a not
wholly improbable contirgency, if they are
really able, as reported, to put fifty thou
sand men in the field.
ENC.l.lbll litIKi:itn,
Some of the British strikes ate subsiding,
but they hart coet much money and aroused
much bid pas.-ion, and want of confidence
between employers and employed In a
few caws the latter have s ucceeded in main
Uinieg old rat?, but in others thty have
cot. At Asbrcn the breach still continues
The mill owners are preparing for a lock
out if tLe strikers do not yield. This step
trill keep ten thousand men out of work. It
is said that ia thee exceptionally hard
times pome reasonable ailjustment can not
be rescind.
riUKca'AM. Tiir.VfA ui.-r.
Sekirg of "cheap Chincfe labor," a
IJ,ton exchange asks if any of its readers
can point to a Chinese laundry in that city
where washing is done cheaper than by
white people? No affirmative answer has
lca received, and it is not likely that
the-e will be. Chinese laundrymen are pa
tronized in the East, nit because their
charges are lee, but because tl.ey generally
do tl eir work better than those with whom
they come in couietition Chinamen, lil e
everybody else, charge all they can get for
their labor,
to i:-vcnuit.i. 7iAJFARiuKr.s.
There is a bill pending beforo the North
Carolina Legislature to exempt from taxa
tion for fifteen years all establishments for
the manufacturing of cotton and woolen
fabrics, agricultural instrument, tools and
marbirtry, which shall be erected in that
State after the p-ssage of the bill. If
Leavenworth had iiin-ucd some such policy
as thi. and had used for the encourage
ment of manufacturing enterprises the mil
lions she has was'rd upon rjilroad, she
would he to-day the largest city ia the
West, and all the roads that she has paid
for and never got, would be running here,
because they c-.uldn't help it.
At a full mteting of the Cabintt a few
days ago, the queUion cf discrimination
pgainst American cittle, by foreign coun
trif,wa under di-cu"ion,and very decided
views were expre-Krd inrelaticu lotheneces
sity for sjme lni-lation which would p:c
vent di-enmination agaiu-t the American
export cattle trade, either on the part of
England or by any other natb-r, and il wa"
intimated that for tbi pii'po--e a Ccmgres
ricnal enactment to prevent the s-hipment
f diseased rattle will be ncvcsiry. As
the matter uuw stands, c Hectors of ca
totns are directed to inspect cirgots of
cattle ard give certificates of "oo con
tagious diteare" bcn it ucn existence is
shown to b a fact, ana to report all cases
cf tnch diseses whtn dbcovertd. Tho
cannot, however, prevent the shipment of
disassd cattle. Tie subjfet will be
brought by the I'resideat to the attcn
tien of Cjrgress
oril Stllt.llAI.. KCHOOLSl
The normal school of the State have al
ways been traded and dickertd abou", and
aid to them has been voted without regard
to th needs and wants ol the jeople The
present winter i no tXi-eption to the rule.
During the late Sccatoriil fi,:ht, Emporia
through her Senator and others, traded
with a part of our deligation, Eaiporia
agreeing to vote for Geo. T. Anthony for
Senator, provided some of our dehgitiou
would vote for an appropriation to rebuild
the normal school buildiDg at Emporia.
This trade was maJe notwi'hstanding the
people ol Emporia were opposed to George
T. for Senator, and notwithstanding the
fact that our people were oppo-ed to trad
ing their cliims for a normal school in thi
ci'y for the vote cf Emporia in favor of the
election of a Senator they dida't want.
It is said that wbca some of the friend' of
the normal school here objected to the mak
ing of the trade, George said: 'Htll!
what is a normal school compared to a Sen
ator?" Attention is called now to the trade
which was made to sell us out, in order
that our people may watch the vote on the
normal school appropriation.
Or delegation at Topeka, present a
ridiculous spectacle to the people of the
State, when ttey demand legislation to en
able them to compromise the indebtedness
of the city and county, and at the same
time refuse to act with the Representatives
of the State, who are endeavoring to reduce
the salaries of all city and county officials,
"We were present in the Legislature, when
the bill came up for the reduction of sala
ries of county officers. They had voted to
fix the salaries of the county treasurers of
counties of not over twenty-five thousmd
inhabitants at $2,500. The next motion
was to fix the salaries of county treasurers,
n counties having more than twenty-five
thousand inhabitants. There is only one
county in the State that would be affected
by this clause, to wit: the county of Leav
enworth. The country members insisted
that $3,000 would be about in the ratio
fixed for other counties in the State,
but stricge to Bay our county
delegation voted solid to fix the salary t
$1,000, but the country members had good
eense enough not to submit and thct pro
tected Use interests of Leavenworth in so
far that they fixed the amount at $3,300
per annum.
This is only one ol the many instances
in which cur delegation have shown en
utter disregard of the withes of our people
to obtain eich needed legislation as would
reduce th-j current expenses of our city and
county givernaents to such a. figure as
would enable cur tax-ridden people to pay
and leave e mgh to buy bread for their wives
and childien. Wc eay again that nearly
all the bills cTered by oar membrrs would
it enacted into law do more harm than
,11li:Dni,M1 TO THE CIitItTI.lt.
Of all tie extraordinary me a- urea brought
before the prefect extraordinary Legisla
ture, we think the bill introduced by Mr.
Eevin, from the Tirtt ward of this city, for
amending the city charter, is rather the
nost remarkable, and furnishes a good il
lustration of what FtziesmaEship cia ac-
I coraplish when it hasa fair chance. Under
. ordinarv circumstances, we should not think
it necessary to notice such a bill as thlc, fcr
in any ordinary Legislature it would
probably be referred to the Cornmitte on
Roads and Highways.or Federal Relation",
but this is not an ordinary Legislature,
and hence tbej poibUity that the bill will
receive perious consideration.
It begins by providing a salary of seven
hundred and fifty dollars a year fcr the City
Treasurer. The city taxes are all col'ected
by the County Treasurer, there is nothing
for the City Treasurer to do, and the office
ought to be abolished.
The provision to levy a license tax upon
market gardeners is wrong.
The provision permitting the Mayor and
, Council to refund the bonded indebtedness,
upon such terms as they may agree upon is
I wrong. No such power should be placed
in their hands.
The salary of the Mayor is fixed at fix
hundred dollars. He ought not to receive
The City Clerk is to be legislated into
office till IS81, at a salary of twelve hun
dred collars. His term ought not to be ex
tended unless he is re-elected by the peo
ple, and his salary should not le above
six hundred dollars.
The City Engineer is allowed a thousand
dollars a year. Five hundred wculd be
ample compensation for his services.
The Ciiy Attorney is allowed twelve
hundred a year. Thrcehundrid would pay
him well for all the service required of
The whole thirg is constructed upon a
broad gsnge, extravagant plsn, and would
aggravate the very evils that we are cow
struggling to abolish.
But the statesmanship of the thing is
manifested in the fertility cf resources dis
played by the author in his provisions for
raiding the city revenue. The-bill proposes
to levy a tax upon every kind of business,
occupation and amusement, and in fact
everything ehe. It begins by specifying
"Auctioneer'", grocers, commission mer
chants, retailers, merchants, hotel and inn
keejf rs.bjsrding houses, public buildings,"
and goes on with a list of traces, callings
and professions to be taxed, which
would fill a column of The Times, specify
ing lawyers, dentist", ice-wagons, and corn
doctor", and then comes amusements of
every kind, including ball', publi: meet
ing', masquerades, amateur incatricsls,
sucday school exhibition!', church festivals,
public Ucturts, and everything else that
takes pay. Lung teeter", venereal hospi
tals, dance houses, dray drivers, horoscope
views, muscle developers, magnifying
glasses, acd fortune tellers, are also enu
merated in the list, and are to be called
upon to bear their share if the public bur-
The complete list, as set forth ia the bill,
o 'glit to be referrtd to a careful committee,
to see if any got away. If it should be
discovered after a nhile that some ore has
been misstd, the others wouldn't like it. It
ought to provide that if anybody ha; been
overlooked he may be added afterward'.
Acd the provhioa about corn doctors is a
little vngue ; it ought to etate distinctly
whether they are to pay cah or a share of
the cri'p. There are several other weak
paint of this character, and the measure is
altogether too intricate to be pavei upon
hastily. It ought to be laid over until the
next Legislature race"1, in order to give the
people time to tUe it all in.
There i" a prripeet that ear European
immigration, which ha" greatly fallen off
daring the past few years, is about to be
come as great as in "old times " The great
dqiretsion in trade throughout the old
wr.rld i forcing thousand' of penple to
seek new home", and no other portion of
the world offers them such advantages as
the United States. The following para
graph on this subjtct we clip from the Xew
York liiburi':
It is a gd many year" since Mr. Car
lyle reccminended emigration as one rem
edy for X'jk social tviti- cf Ei gland; and
Mr. Coblttt before him urged the san-e
thing. In the dark days which have tem
uorarily come to Engh-h prosperity, emi
gration is again di'cu-sed witn renewed in
ter ct. There is help proffered in some in
stances to those ho wii-b to come to
America. The State Quarry men's Union,
of North Walts gives S35 to eTery member
who will come to this country and agree to
stay here. The labor market here, it is
true, is not jii't now particularly lively,
but there is the Great West for thoe who
cinnot find work in the Est; and the wise
emigrant upon his arrival, if he can, will
set his face in that direction. Better times
are clt"e at hand, if we may put our trust
in the general itnpre-sion. and in other in
dicntioLs of recurring prosperity. The
lacd is a large or.e, and there is room for
Columbus. Kt IS It. II Chilton. Adjn-tani-ti-neral
of Ueu I.-e, and i-inc the war
prenldrut of tl'e Columbus Mai.ufrfduilns
Omip-iny, fell dead al his dfsk Kwlaj-,i;td
overtlxlv. Ilrvtu acrHduttof sl Point
from lrvlnlfl. He wa pnimotrd to Slt-Jor
In the Mexican war, and w rwjmsterln
Texas before the war. Telrgraphic Dispatch'
Gtneral Chilton was breveted Major for
gallant and meritorious conduct during the
Mexican war. From 1S49 to 1S54 he, with
his company B, First Dragroons, was cam
paigning between the Missouri river and
the Reeky Mountains and New Mexico,
nearly always having commands, and prob
ably the hardest service ever performed for
the same length of time was by his com
pany during those years. Few men were
more intimately acquainted with the Paw
nee, Sioux, Cheyenne, Snake, Arapaho,
Kiowa, Comanche, Ara:bee and Ute In
dians than was Majsr Chilton, and few
"white chiefs" were more feared and re
spected. Many a traveler across the great
plains en route to 'Mexico and California,
fromlS49to 1S51, have been relieved by
the prompt action of Chilton and his
gallant troop.
On his arrival at Fort Union, in Septem
ber 1 Sol, he found that he had been ap
pointed Paymaster. Bidding good-by to
the seventy or more trca who had been so
long commanded by him, he returned to
the "States," to be stationed among civil
ized people, and to enjoy the society of wife
and children. When the war broke out
Major Chilton was stationed at San An
totua, Texas, and when Virginia seceded
he settled np his affairs and turned over to
the Government all public property in his
possession, joined his fortunes with the
South and was Chief of Staff fox General
Lee, from the time that chieftain took com
mand of the Southern army in Virginia
until his surrender.
The close of the war found General Chil
ton and his .family destitute. But his in
domitable energy, purity of character, in
tegrity and abihtv, found him friends and
employment ; and in the years intervening
he nas rcsn a burnt vrcci, built np one of
the finest manufacturing corporations in
the South.
Whatever he did through life wa$ dic
tated by a cense of duty, and in -his long
march over the ruggtd road he never
shrank from performing it. A model life
he was rare to die at his pesi, whetaer ia
his ouce or in tic held.
TJir..V jD sow.
When the Lgilature met the people of
the State looked forward hopefully to the
large amount of work tbey expected it to
perform. When it hd hern in set'ioa a
few weeks the people began to fear that it
wouldn't do anything. Now, their enly
fear t' that it trill do something. They
have ceaed to hope that it will do any
thing good, and will now be perfectly satis
fied if the " honorable body " will only ad
journ and go home, Lt us have peace.
.vrisuuiE. a M.IMI rmD.
The Topcka correspondent of the Kansas
City Journal informs us that the IIotiEe in
vestigating committee has developed con
siderable evidence of corruption, but, un
fortunately for the investigators, it is all
found among their own friends. The Jour
raT letter says :
It is an open secret that the investiga
tion committee have struck a slush fund
used to defeat IcgalN, and the conspirators
who thought to ue the committee are non
plused. Several witnesses from Paola,
Girard and Fort Scott hve arrived. How
ard M. Holden refuses to come except by
requisition. Smith, the telegraph opera
tor, will go to j'il ra'her than make public
the business ol his olhce.
According to the last letters received by
Dr. Schliemann's friends in London since
his return to his home at Atkcn, he will
resume his work at Hissarlik on the 1st of
March, and continue it until the 1st of
June. He has obtained from the Turkish
Government permission to sink ehsfiB in the
larre conical tombs scattered over the plain
of Troy, and known to local tradition as
those of the Homeric heroes, as well as in
the villsge of Koum-Kale. "Il is true," he
says, "that the six heroic tumuli hitherto
excavated have given no result whatever?
but I attribute the failure merely to the in
experience tf the excavators, and I feel
confident thit, if not more, I shall at least
find in cadi tombthe key to its chronology;
nav, I venture to premise this even for
thofe tumuli which have already been ex
cavated." As to Koum-Kale, it is his firm
belief that it covers the ruins of the ancient J
city of AchiUeicn, mentioned by Herodotus,
Strabo, and Pliny.
While we believe in the propriety and
necessity of prudent and judicious legisla
tion for regulating tbc railroads of the
S.ate, we regard the bill now before the
Legislature, introduced by Mr. Biggs, as
altogether too sweeping in its term", and
liable to work fargreater injiry to the pub
lic than the evils it is intended to cure.
Tl c provision for a board of three com
missioner", who are to be appointed by the
Governor, and who are to have almost ab
solute control of the railroad business of
the State, is fraught with great danger, and
puts into the hands of the Governor such
power as no officer of the State
should ever ba permitted to hold. With
such a lever as this in his hands, the Gov
ernor would become an almost aiwjlute
monarch of the State, auJ could carry
out any hind of a policy, regardless of the
will of the people.
No such measure as this should become
law. It is probably well intended, and
those who are supporting it are no doubt
actuated by a sincere desire to guard the
public interests. But the pxsiage of the bill
would be a grave mistake.
The financial condition of British India
is a general subject of di-cuioa in Eng
land at the present time. Year after
year the Government of India has been
living beyond its means. Deficits have
liccn repeatedly recurring, and debt has
been steadily and surely acoumulatcd
Four serious faminr" in different parts
ot India, between 1S73 cm! 1S7S, haye
thrown a charge on the Indian reve
nues of no les thin JC1C,000,000. The
occurrence of famines, owing to ever im
minent drouth', has suggested an ade
quate fund for their relief of the
amount of 1,003000 a year. Apsrt
from this cxtri outlay to met EU"h press
ing contingencies is the military expen
diture of about JC17 0O0.C0J a year,
Tt per cent, of the entire net revenue of
37,500,000. There is no limit to this item
of expene. It is constantly increasing.
Should the sdvance positions newly ac
quire 1 beyond the present frontiers be held,
the military expenditures would be increas
ed by more than 3,000,000 a year. The
exjenses of the Afghan war amount to
several milliocs -of pounds sterling. It is
an open question, as yet, whether thfy
shall be assumed by the Home Govern
ment, or be charged to India. Extra ex
penditures being met by new loan", the in
terest on the Indian debt has risen from
2,190,000 inlSGG to 4 330.000 in 1S7C-77.
that is to say, the indebtedness has increas
ed 100 per cent, in twenty years.
Consistent with his lile-long position in
favor of human richts, Mr. Beecher is
strongly opposed to the law for restricting
Chinese immigration, and in a lecture de
livered at Boston, on Tuesday evening lasti
he is said to have condemned it in very em
phatic terms. While aimed directly at the
one das', he regarded the measure as the
opening wedge to encroachments upon the
rights of other classes of laborers, because
if the majirity his the power to discrimi
nate against any one class of foreigners, it
may assume the power to discriminate
against other classes whenever they may be
regarded as obnoxious. His remarks are
stated, synoptically, as follows:
He said he knew what the prejudice was
against the Mongolians. He knew that the
Chinaman was despised and hated, but he
waa not so despised nor hated as the Jew
was 500 years ago. He did not plead the
Chinamen's cause from any personal liking
for them, but they were men who had come
to our shorts, and they-had just as much
right to immunity under our laws and gov
ernment as they had to breathe the air of
this continent. They had rights which
white men were bound to respect in this
land. In America, liberty could not be
destroyed in any one class and main
tained in another. Violence would be done
to the whole. The very men who could
least afford to do it the workingmen had
set in motion a course of policy which to
day fell upon the Chinamen, but to-morrow,
or in another generation, might come
back upon them with a ruinous rush that
would destroy them. It was the right of
common people, of the laboring men, to all
the opportunities and immunities of this
land that was being violated in the Mongo
lian, and nothing would prevent, by-and-by,
a corner being formed against French
or Irish, or Germans, or any other class of
our people. He declared it was a violation
of equity, a violation of custom, a violation
of every principle that had made our land
what it was. The Chinese had a right to
come, and they had a right to stay.
What Stan the Harvest Be 1
Cleveland HeralJ.
Mr. Tilden has town his wild nephews,
and now is waiting to reap the usufruct.
tie Allows lie siost Always Collects
Ills llebta.
Memphis fTenn. Avalanche. 1
Mr. Tilden considers the renomination in
1SS0 a debt due him. And he flatten him
self that he always collects his debts.
Awfnl Caaaalen'Are To Old
for the BcsBoctver
New York Tribune,
About the only man who vest to Florida
for cith'r pr'y and e'eared te:ng fooled
by an body seems to have It-en William E
Chandler. 1 he cipher hunt has demon
strated, what the Democrats would have
saved themlves trouble by discovering at
the outset, that neither of the awful Chan
dlers " wa3 born yesterday."
TTe'H rJlM Tlicnt; Tlore Than TJiej'Il
Indianapolis S" ew.
The Chinese can do without us
than wo can do without them.
Anrt et Tliry- All Ir It.
Sew Yorii Tribune, 1S.J
There is no good reason under the sun
why a member of the Legislature should
ride for nothing upon railways.
A Jllnt to Hip I'rtifc.'.IOU.
XorrWowa fiera'd.
If an actor is desirom of appearing in
"several piecci" in one evening, let him
smoke a cigir in a nitro-glycenn iactory.
He will bring down the whole house, too.
Uncertain a to Quality sit Well a
fCln-Innatt GszeUe.M
The glory that awaits the many British
troops now going to South Africa may be
regarded as rather dubious in quality as
well as uncertain in amount.
natter Pro;i arret i open ttie Cam.
Phnadelphta Times, CO,
Gneial Butler will open his campaign
for Governor of Mas'achuetts as soon as
Congress adjourns by giving the Demo
cratic members of the legislature a dinner.
United Willi Itcliztat.
(Russell Independent, 13 J
The re-election of Senator Ingalls to the
seat which he has adorned, is hailed with
delight by a large ortion of the press, not
only in this State but throughout the na
tion. lie Bead Myra Clarlo Kainn nt
Philadelphia Tlmcs-Dem
Jut as soon as Congres adjourns Col.
John G. Thompson, the great Democratic
leader of Ohio, will go home and begin to
claim the htate. The arrangements are al
ready made.
Allir it Will .Nr-p die Conn try.
Washington I)lpatch to the Kiltlmoro
A prominent Democrat said to-night that
his party was now certain of sweepm-r the
country, sicce its platform was "Low taxes
and lavish appropriations."
A Few Candidates Will lrobabI'
'i;o," ,llo
Five candidate for the Presidency have
convinced thenrelves that they have se
cured the Pacific delegates by voting that
the Chinese rnu-t go. Hinae of them may
discover that tbcv have been deluded.
Kcnalble stOTereifiua.
The Emperor of Austria and his wife are
wise people. They are preparing to cele
brate their silver wedding, but as the Em
pire, like other countries, is suffering from
severe depression, they have declared that
all costly pomp is to be avoided.
AVlir TUrjr Tremble.
I Pittsburg Dispatch. J
"I propose to have the Democratic nomi
nation for the Presidency in 1 bSO," says
Saniuel J. Tilden, and several respectable
parties are trembling in their boots with
the fear that the shaky old -man is a
Eicrr Da;- Hem In tlio Chicago ia
Chicago Times, :0.1
Rs pr-sentatives of the anti-stink move
ment in the Illinois river towns were nu
merous in the city, yesterday, and urgent
in the demand that somslhing be done to
relieve them from the villainous stenches
of Chicago re-vace.
I -
Time to Kellrct on ilio nrgenerccy ol
New York Trlbnne, IS.
When grave acd reverend Soimtor" enter
into an incontrovertible birgain in favor of
low-tariff tobacco and buib-tariff Chir?
men, it is time to reflect on the degeneracy
of Au.erican iplitic".
ii in a m.
Tl Criinitic StiiKliern Spirit.
Clnclnnsdl Gazette 2
Some of the California papers sre threat
ening to take their S-ate out i.f the Ucion.and
setup a little republic on ibeirown account,
if Pre"idnt Hsycs refuses to sign the Chi
nese bill, 'iheir editors seem to have
caught the true South Cirolina spirit.
Stluipl ii matter if 2'rudeucc.
Bo&tou Globe
Just before the rustic took the laughing
rras he nut his hand into hi" tvcket an.
pulled out his money. "Oi, don't trouble
about that now," said the dentist, thinking
that he was going to psy his f.e. "Not at
all,"remarktd the puient, "'I wa simply
going to see how much I had before the gas
took cfUct."
Al.'oud Ideu fur iltu ti ansa's Lrgltla-
ii re
Ivinsas City Journal, -1 J
The suggestion is made that the Mis
souri legi-lature pss a law givicg a pre
mium of SI0 on wolf sctlp". and ten cents
a mile for tLe distance traveled in pursuit
of the wolf, and then adjjurn. We sec
ond the motion, as one eminently within
the purview of Democratic statesmanship.
ConKreva Minnltl I'rotrct tbc x'rotcet
fin.f tlie ITfintler.
Olobe-Derao:rat, M.J
A broal crin will coarse acroa the coun
try this morning at the information that, 4
up in the xellowstone country, a Mjlonei,
Lieutenant and six privab s, ot the regular
army, have been robbed by a bold band cf
highwaymen. Ccnres should do some
thing to protect the protectors in Montana.
DUptnins; of the Snrplna Labor.
Chicago Journal of Commerce, 19
During the year 1S7S the Government
acd the land grant railroads sold over
14.000,000 acres of land. Orer half a mil
lion people have swarmed toward the fer
tile plains of the West, and great states are
rapidly developing. If the flaw of immi
gration can I maintained in like ratio
during the pre-ent an 1 several succeeding
years, the labor questions will soon settle
.L.m.&l.iu PAnnl.ttnn r,lt ttn est nv.nlv
distribute!. as to equalize labor to the da- j
mands ot consumption.
Toolow,r.ieu lor '1'Iieiu, Hard Times.
An nnsophistica'ed Mississippian, who
wanted a couple of postal routes, sent on
two dollars as an inducement to secure the
contract, promising to pay the same amotint
yearly. " It is gratifying," says the Phil
adelphia " Times," " to every citizen who
loves purity in the administration of his
Government, to know that this man's two
dollars were indignantly returned. Postal
routes are not sold for one dollar apiece in
this country, if times are hard."
It TTlll nave to icemaln Vacant.
Atchison Champion, 2.1
The Topeka Commcnicealth recently pub
lished an article describing the kind of man
needed for President of the State Agricul
tural College. It demanded of that func
tionary so many elements of greatness, so
many mental, moral and physical qualifi
cations, that the Leavenworth Tuna and
the Troy Chitf both hastened to enter a
modest declinationof theeffice! They were
otherwise engaged, they said. And now the
horrible suspicion is entertained that that
Presidency will have to remain vacant after
John Anderson goes to Congress unlesn
the writer of the Commcmvaklti article will
consent to accept it 1
A Snbstitne for Potttal Savings
New York Tlmes.
The debt certificate bill appears to have
received its fical amendments in the Senate.
It now directs the Secretary of the Treas
ury to issue, in exchange for lawful mon
ey, certificates of deposit of the denomina
tion of ten dollars, bearing interest at ten
per cent, and convcrtable, with accrued in
terest, into four per cent, bonds, which are
to be applied to the redemption of either
five or six per cent, obligations of the
United States. The bill is likely to pass in
its present form, and its effect in diverting
small savings into United Sta'es securities
will be watched with some interest. The
facilities afforded lor that purpose cannot
be said to be sufficiently ample or tempting
to involve any risk of interference with the
general savings bank business of the country.
pirn ic opi.Mu.y.
he standi men.
w.isblng'on Cor. Ft. Scott Monitor.
Sir. InjallsKtandseryliIh, with both Re
publican al.il Democratic benntors and Is
universally recogniz il ha a man of great
.Wilson County C.tlrsn, U.
We think the Itopubllcan press of this
S5tatels"sIihtIyon7'in uscrlolnetheelection
offcenator Iuirills to the opposition of the
KanwCIty 2iit. We do l.ot bol!eeilr.
Inctlls would 1I flattered If be Imagined
that he would not have been chosen but for
theahusd and denunciation of the foul
mouthed Timet.
Ilolton necorder,.0
The true inwardness of Pans's charees on
Insalls has come lo light ano !sjut as we s-up
poMl. Pang thought thHt there wsh
chance to come the" preferred stoc 4 "Job a-
iraln. He tried It, but It did not "pau out"
When heonVred to lei upfor tljbot he was told
to s:o to . The liig-ilix party re not"b!eed-
ln" worth a cent to Jt rid of the Investiga
tion. Tills was not the !ln-t eir.irt made to
blackrujll the luptlls paity by a g'xxl dea".
l!.ba.snnt succeeded lu a single instance,
nor will It.
ICon espondence Osweso Independent.
As much hss ben said by the previ of oar
blateaiiaor.Mi-'!ouri,on tne receu i senator
ial election,! have thought h brief account
of the s-me by a looker on in Venice," mtgut
be interesting to jour many rt-adert.
Cuch election, us is low known to all, re
sultrdlnlhe trluinphKiii return of Hon. J.
J IugalU to the b.uate of tha United
Tbeconte't wastboniv.t tpirlK done ever
known In IC.idk.is, hi d the reMilt should
re exceedingly gralltln to eery Ilepub
llcan and lover ol Justice ihiuughoul the
TbatPenatocTngiPk Is a man of learning
and ability, all concede; that he had made
usun efficient, faithful senator, mid had re
flected honor upou our State, none
c-uld galusiiy; thxl He is recognized as.one
of tneinost uncompromising Kepublicaaa of
thtten:iteall vdmttted; that hlsretnrnto
Hit) Nation' c-ipitol was nxiously desired by
the!tapnbllcans throughout ttie countrj,
was wiy uppareut;aud jettue Jshmelltes
audjackatsihrongrioutthe. Slate were gath
ered at Tupeka, last week, plotting lor, and
attempting the overthrow of this honored re
presentative. The election occurred In Joint convention,
ou Friday, IheSlbt day of January, benalor
Il.'gilN receiving Mi vote", Judge Horlon W
vole. Judge Liuodui 2 votes uud 1. I. Mitch
ell l;ote.
from ulrnoii theflrst, Henator Instils had
more than a majority of tilt) Republican
members of the Legislature In hit support,
but yel ho was unable to get hU p rty cau
cus uomtuation, iu consequence of thu pecu
liar rule, adopted forlls torernment. Tills
made the cuulet more perwiual than poilti
cat, and added to the demoralizing nod (lis.
mino'nbte practices resorted lolo securean
ULti-Iualls victory.
At tlie first ballot there were eljht known
and active candidates for Equatorial honors
iu opposition tu squalor Ingalls, beddesun
"Innumerable caravan" of 'Mark hores,"
nlio were plotting with and encouraging
the opposition to him, and a the most in
these, candidates were bitter, vindictive,
malicious and unscrupulous in their opposi
tion. It became, fiora the first, an uncertain
as w ell as a remarkable contest.
Hat In each succeeding ballot his strength
increased, and by ThiirdaTevenlng the inal-
couteiit-s aaw the. neci-sUy of concentra
ting their forces and making one united
effort lor the success of such oue of their
numterus mlgutbo ngrefd upou In caucus
In other words, as the sand lot orator
would put it, they agreed to "iool their 1s
tues"aud being draun together by theco
litslve power of public Blunder, they went
Into a common caucus on Thursday night,
which resulted, u '2 o'clock on Friday morn
ing, 111 tne nomination of Hon. A. Jl.ilor
tou, as the opposition candidate.
Anthony, siiUpsoU( l'hllltp--, Pomeroy,
and llortoo, were at once sent for, and all
pledged themselves to stand by the action
of the caucus as the others had done belore.
Jlorlou thankedtliem for Having madelilm
Unlttd Malts senator, and promised tuem
thitdurlng theslxjears be would hold the
office he would be faithful and attentive and
exceedingly careful in his epistolary commu
nications with his friends.
Pciueroy asserted that he had came from
Washington to "bury Ltetar, not to praise
him," and as the christian statesman"
contemplated that night, in caucus tne sup
!o.sed culmination ol his machinations. Ills
countenance beaim-d wltn happiness, and he
could not have been more serene If he had
been delivering christian homilies to his fa
vorite ijunday school class.
He pretended to have pledged In that cau
cus the votes of ninety-one members, and at
three in tho morning the crowd ctme march
lug down Kansas avenue to the Telft llouse.
singing "John Iirown," and making eight
Ultltous Willi mcir uoies.
The lrlends of Senator Ingalls were soon
. roust d, and from that time until 11, a. 21..
morehaid work was done thau I ever knew
to be done in tha same length of time at a
ixilltlcal gathering lu Ibe&lale.
Members were Importuned, and the caul
dron seeUd aud boiled In a manner re
luarkaole for even a Kansas senatorial lec
tion, and when we remember thu combina
tion against senator Ingulls, his success
mast be hailed by his friends as one of the
nsost remarkable victories In .political his
tory. In that polltlcsl hotch potch of opposition,
political uuds were lorgotten nnu personal
enmities set aside lu the common aspiration
tosh ire the spoil. 01 an unholy vlciory.
riiere una Ainert H. Hoiton aud his forces,
George T. Anthony and his votaries, it. F.
himpsouand til. followers, K. C. Pomeroy
and his inerrlundise, bid. Clark and his
tinkers. W. A l'.illllps aud Ms retainers,
Johu 11. Goo' m tod his het. rumen and ttietr
bushwhack--. I P. Milcliell ami Ins chat
t Is, aud tno Ivansis (.ay nwaatid Iusriv
enter1, blacLmai er, lil ler-, and foiged
and m Melons aet usitloi.s, and allledaud
marshalled by tha' eouuiumateand unscru
pulous politician. James F legale. ei?seu
ntor Inga.snd his tones Hero undaunted
ad met the contending forces with the sin
cere emiv Icllon that Justice nnd Ittghl w re
with them aud would triumph ovrrcalurany,
delrncttou, vitueratlou aud corrupt 1011, and
the llual consummation Justified tuelrcouQ
dencu in the Intelligence. love of lust Ice,
integrity and good Jauga.ent of the .Lejii
lature. One valuable lesson Is taught ns by the ex
perience at lopeka, last ueek, that 1 hope
will he Ifteded by ail bonoraule men In our
"tttclnthe future. It tells us In lone, tint
cannot Ish misunderstood tha twlieu a Itepub
llcan of Kansas, ulio has een honored uLd
respected by ins parly, calls to his aid the
Idnsa-sClty Times with Its train of scaven
gers, forgers, i-rjurers and blackmailers, lor
Hie purpo-e of defaming, blackening and
tearing down tho ftlruiuue and uood char
acter of competitor, that t e may e.ilt
himself upon the ruin wrought through such
Instrumentalities he Willbu despised and
condemned by his parly. o oue at Topeka
during the sienstonal election can douht for
one moment that Gov. George T. Anthony
lust friends and suptort iu consequence of
his having called to his aid the vipers nnd
org-in of tue "James lirothers." No excuse
c in be offered by Mm lor this conduct. He
cannot plead iguorance. lie can not say he
did not know tho mercenary and ibameliss
character of the pir and Its employes
when negotiating for its support, for in the
past 110 man had been more mercilessly, un
scrupulously and shamefully vlllllltd and
abused by tliese same Instrumentalities than
this same GeorgeT. Anthony.
What a "happy family" that must have
been that Friday morning working together
fur thehumlliation and dishonor of Senator
Ingalls. Ueorg) T. Anthony and the Kansas
City Times, S. C. Pomeroy and 11. F. fclrup
sou striking bauds audjolnlng In a common
cause for the purification (?) of our inline.
As Jim Line would exclaim, "Great God!"
For the honor of the htate let the picture be
forgotten, except as It may serv e to teach
uiselul lessons to our politicians lnthelu
In still another view the successor Senator
Ingalls should be gratifying toourbtale. It
was tne success of the young men ho Insist
that New Kansas shall remain redeemed and
disenthralled, and shall not again be tlirnt il
overtotbeold regime that brouglit shame
and dishonor upon our land and secured tor
our proud jonng Suite the appellation of the
"Itotten Commonwealth "
Against -eiiator Ingalls were arrayed all
the eld time pn!lt'clan of the htate, who are
sighing and ltvcglug for a return to the old
nruer of things, when theaond scrlDturnl lu-
Junction was forgotten, "By the swet of
thybmw shalt thou eat bread all the days of
inyilie.' vvin ine nsaie mourn a- wieuis
comnturo of this mongrel and hungry
The night .Tlnn for (be Place.
Fort Scott Monitor, 20.J
The article in the Topeka Comnwr.ieealth
of Sunday morning regarding the Presi
dency of the Agricultural College, evidently
was an indirect attack upon Governor Geo.
A. Crawford, who is the most prominent
candidate for the position, and who has al
ready received the endorsement ot two
thirds of the people of the State.
The article mentioned claims that the
new President should be a man of executive
ability, eta, and in that expression is un
doubtedly to be found the candidacy of ex
Governor Anthony, or some friend he is
advocating. Presuming that it is in the
interest of ex-Governor Anthony, and that
the executive business ability idea is a bid
for him, does it not look as if he had but
little to boast of in that line, when we look
at the long years he has held office in Kan
sasbeen supported as it were, by the State
or General Government not to mention
or hint of his little venture while in the
produce commission business, and the fact
that he never did really earn his own
living ?
Governor George A. Crawford ha given
undoubted evidence of good executive bus
iness ability, and cf an energy that but lew
men possess. ITe has occupied a high po
sition as a politician and a business man,
has builded cities in fact, and what is
more difficult than all in a new country,
has bmlt up and established manufactories,
saw mills, flouring mills, woohn mill,
foundry, a daily paper, etc, and lost, not
by mismanagement, but by fire, and then
by the financial panic, and this record, but
few menin Kansas can make a better show
ing for good executive business ability or
management; but George A. Crawford in
all his twenty-two years' experience in
Kansas never drew a dollar in salary from
the State or General Government.
Taking the Cbrnmonu-auVAl opinion tha
the President of the Acricultnral College
should of a necessity be a man of good ex
ecutive ability would set at rest all claims
Mr. Anthony might have upon the office,
and give to Mr. Crawford the podlion, and
in a slight measure reward him for his loo;
and continued labors in the interests of tLe
commonwealth of Kansas.
Indications good for a storm.
Oaaga has organize! an Odd Fellows
AVolves are phnty ia the vicinity of
Fifteen families will leave Lancaster,
Pa., soon for Kansas.
Havensville, on the Kansas Central
is to have a banking eatahlisUment.
AVinfield, in Coirley county, will soon
be organized as a city of the second clas.
The roads between the adjacent towns
and Wichita are literally lined with wheat
teams daily.
Topeka is full of confidence men. The
Gtmmonuealih notes the arrival of seven on
one train last Wednesday.
Many of the new-comers to Kansas will
experiment in tobacco fanning which thev
think can be made mere successful than in
the Kaat.
a jfxvv rArnt.
We are in receipt of the first number of
the Kansas Aijruvllwvi, published at
Wamego by Messrs. Clardy ei Co. It is a
well-fined quarto, acd bears evidence of
careful work in the editorial department.
0031 roil AIX.
Osa;e Mission Journal, 17 1
Our city is full of strangers looking for
locations, and every train from the east
brings a new batch. Come along; there is
room enough in Kansas for 50,000 more
IPratt County Pres.
The Larned House has 71'J gnests regis
tered for last month, and 11,000 for the
year 1S7S. Ve don't know much about
keeping hotel, but from thes figure we
should judge Icbell does.
llarristown Herald, II
Judge McCIain, of Indianaiiolis, half
uruiuer 01 vjov. cu uuiin, is in jvansas, iry
ing to buy 500,000 acres of land for an I'n
glish colony.
Tcpefea Commonwealth, a).
Sixty-seven patents for school lands have
been issued by Hon. P. I. Bonbrake, Audi
tor of State, since January 1st, 1S79, em
bracing five-thousand acres, at an aversge
price of S-1.14 per acre.
the sinv court iior-an in brow.v bousty
Atchison Champion, 27.
At the request of the Masonic fraternity
of Hiawatha, Chief Justice Horton is to de
liver an address at the laying of the corner
stone ot the new iirown county Court
rREPAKE TI1E shady side.
Manstlcld Telegram, 13
Let us all plant trees this spring,
you have no lot of your own, plant
If you
a few
on our public street-". We will all want to
get on the "shady tide" of things in the
decline of life, and should prepare for said
shade in the springtime of youth.
Pao!a Spirit, 21.
John Yickers sold twenty-one head of
nice cattle on Tuesday last. Among the
lot was one cow that has taken the pre
mium a number of times at our fair, that
weighed 1,S00 pounds. She was the heavi
est cow evtr shipfed from Miami couniy.
cheap nxour.ir.
WInfleld bemi-Weekly, 20.
If a man enters one hundred and sixty
acres on the beautiful prairies of Kansas,
anywhere, and plants live acres in forest I
tree, and cultivates them eight years, he
obtains a clear title to the whole tract.
Consider the inducement and ioeF3 a
Topelrii Commonwealth, 0.
At a regular meeting of the Capital
Guards on Monday night, First Lieut, II.
A. Xeedham was elected Captain of the
company, vice C. F. Morse, resigned ; and
First Sergeant, H. A. Loui, was elected
First Lieutenaut, vice H. A. Is'eedham, pro
ITopeta Commonwealth, 3)
Hon. Mr. Kwicg. ol Barbour county, re
ceived a letter yesterday, from home, giv
icg information that two settlers in the
western part of the county, hsd been killed
by Indians. It has been known that the
Indians have been ctl the reservation for
the past two Weeks.
Wichita Eagle, Co
The officer lo whom was entrusted Jthc
business of examining the routes to the
new post, and to select the one mo-t practi
cable, has returned after an absence of
about twelve day, and reports in favor
of making Wichita the bai-e of supplies.
Another commercial interest of no small
importance added to this city.
Wichita Kag.e.-JO.l
The plan for Turner Hall has been re
ceived and accepted by the building com
mittee, and work will be commenced imme
diately and the building pushed to an early
completion. Kvery effort will be put forth
to have it completed and opened with a con
cert and ball on the Fourth of July. They
give notice now that the Fourth of July
is encaged by them in this city for a regu
lar house-warming time.
Topeka Commonwealth, 21.
A very large number of the friends of
Miss Sallie McMeekin were present at her
marriace last evening with James P. Farn
ham. The ceremony was performed by
Dr. McCabe, in Ins pleasant manner. The
number of presents was very large, and em
braced many valuable and beautiful oneu.
A delightful supper was spread in the din-icg-room,
to which full justice was done.
Alcblson Patriot, 20.
When regulating sleeping cars, the Leg
islatare should, provide that every berth
shall be a lower berth in the middle ot the
car; that the ventilation shall suit every
body ; that the cars shall never run off the
track, and that the porter shall not put on
any more airs than are absolutely necessary
to convince the passengers that he owns the
entire line, sleeping cirs and all.
KET. Topeka Blade, 20.
Deputy United States Marshal X. C.
Bailey, of Troy, brought to this city
this morning and lodged in jiil one
Babboon Dervin, an Indian of the Iowa
tribe, charged with giving bis fellow In
dians whiskey. He was bound over to
the April term of court by the commiMon
er at White Cloud and will be kept here
until that time.
Valley Falls ew Era, 22 J
Last Monday evening, about 5 o'clock,
Mrs. George Corkadel, living three miles,
north of the city, attempted suicide by tak
ing strychnine. But one grain was not
quite enough to accomplish the deed, and
Mrs. C. still lives, moves and has her be
ing. The woman says, we are informed,
that she has contemplated taking her life
for some weeks, and has thought of jump
ing in the well, shooting herself, and other
modes " too numerous to mention."
(Atchison Patriot, 21.
To day, about noon, a serious affray oc
curred at Meier & Ocobock's saloon, on
Commercial street, between Seventh and
Eighth. It seems that some young fellows
were playing cards for the drinks, when a
dispute of some description arose and a
fight ensued. Daring the fight one of the
Meier boys drew a revolver and shot one of
the other parties named Calligan, the bal
let entering the back of the head. Dr. Hol
land extracted the leaden messenger, aud
Calligan is able to walk around.
Emporia Ledger, 20.
We understand that the people in Dis- J
I trict Xo. 32 have voted bonds to build a
.new school houe. This does away with
the only log school hone in the county, and
we congratulate the children of the district
on their good fortune. Xo school has been
unght in that district this year on account
of the bad condition of the old log house.
This hous-j the log one should 1m placed
on txhibit at the county fair next fall.
Una;-! Journal, CO.
A much needed enterprise is about to be
engaged in by D. R. Anthony that of
keeping printing ink and roller composi
tion. And we would like to see Mr. An
thony engaged more extensively in print
ers' stock generally. We may as well have
a (home institution as send away to S'.
Louis or some evdern cily, for such mate
rial as is needed by the country printer.
Anthony will sell yon just as good and
cheap material as any other house, and
with a great saving of freight or express.
The following notice of a " temperance "
lecturer is going the rounds. Benson ia
well known in Kansas :
" Fifteen years in Hell " seems not to
have satisfied Luther Benson, the temper
ance lecturer, who has again fallen. The
u Tribune," of Kokomo, Indiana, of last
week, says Benson passed through that city
with both eyes blactc and swollen, and with
blood clotted and dried in his eyebrows,
dead drunk. There seeuu to be no reform
ation for him. He rises only to fall again.
Bat he has one thing in his favor-revery
time be gets up he mounts the rostrum and
takes iu the wherewith to get on another
Hiawatha Dispatch, SO. 1
We have on several occasions before
spoken of the excellent site for a small
flouring mill awoiting some one's advan
tage at Itobinson, in this county. Many a
large mill has been built in this State in lo
calities that wjre far less able to support
one than Itobimon is. The citizens would
be willing to give some assistance to the
right kind of men, who would put up a good
mill there. Any miller looking for a loca
tion should give this his attention. Ilobin
son has five or six general stores, a drug
etore, an eleyator, two blacksmith shops,
and a number of small trading establish
ments. A lsnje amount of grain and stock
is shipped from there.
Commonwealth, 21.
Mr'. J. F. Legate has been confined to
her room by illness for two days. She was
able to be at the wedding last evening.
Mr. Hoverton, an attorney from Doni
phan county, who has been to Manhattan
obtaining evidence in regard to the elec
tion, returned yesterday.
Mr. Hiram Ksff, one of the leading mer
chants of Southern Kansas, Mr, L. A. Big
ger, Mayor, and Hon. J. . Clymer, all of
Hutchinson; came in on the A., T. & 8. F.
yesterday, to labor in behalf of the pssape
of the temperance bill, now before the leg
Uolton Recorder, 20.
Bev. John Weurth, elder of the German
Kvangelical church, met with quite an ac
cident one day lat week. He was out in
Washington county, visiting some of the
churches in his charge. Having no con
veyance of his own, he was riding in a
bogry with one of his ministers, when the
h 'r-ses becoming unmanageable, Mr.
Weurth sprang oet and seized him by the
bridle bits, la his struggle with the home,
one of the buggy tills was thru.it out with
such violence against his side as to intlict
injjries of such gravity that the reverend
gentleman is now confined to his room. He
is at his home in this city.
Atchison Champion, 22
Belcit. the present terminus of the Cen
tral Branch road, is one of the liveliest and
busiest little cities in thu Xorthwest, be
sides being one of the best shipping points
ia the Stale. Since the advent of the rail
road, she has stepped forward rapidly, and
now claims to be the equal of auy interior
town in Kansas. She attracts trade and
traffic from the great wheat and stock pro
ducing resions. on account of tbe excellent
facilities offered to shippers. As an item
regarding her business, we were yesterday
informed that since the wheat harvest more
than one million bushels of that cereal alone
have bien ghipped from her depot over the
Central Branch, and the yield is not yet
cxhaii'ted. We would like to see the tig
tires from other cxlersive wheat shipping
points in our Sine, if they can compare
with these.
topeka rritsoxAis.
Topeka Commonwealth, 21
Miss Eitelb Brown, sister of Senator C.
J. I5.-o.ra, returned to hsrhomem Marshall
county yesterday.
Senator Gillett and wife and Senator
Xichols and wife went to Knpirii yester
day, and will remain over Sunday.
Mrs. Lieutenant Governor Humphrey
arrived yesterday, and will remain during
the seion. Governor and Mrs. Humphrey
are stopping at Mr. Auter's, corner of Mon
roe and Fifth streets.
WInfleld Semi-Weekly, 19 1
Lst evenicg we had the pleasure of a
call from Mr. X. K. Stevcne", traveling
agent for the I.evenorth TlMts. Mr. S.
has been in Winfi Id and Arkansas City a
couple of day, and hi added quite a num
ber of subscribers to their already large
list. The Times ii a nine column folio
(as large again as this paper), and its news
foreign, national, state, general and local,
is everything that could be asked fur, mak
ing it one of the most popular papers in the
west. They offer the New "iors TtUmne
and the weekly Timt one yar for S2,
which is the price of either paper.
I Hiawatha Herald. i
Mr. Jake Covode made a shotgun. He
tried it, and apparently it was all right.
But he loaded il with about five inches of
charge, si as to give it a th-jrough test.
He told the four person in the shop that
he was going to fire it, and they started to
retreat, and jut as they had got out of the
way, Jake rjised Ned by bring; but the
dog barked and ki-yied at both ends, espe
cially the liest end, 8 inches ol the barrel
blowing off, sending shot in one direction
and pieces of gun in another, and entering
his book shelf. Fortunately no damage
was done but to tbe gun. The discharge
made quite a smoke it bitn; impossible to
distinguish anything in the room for five
minutes after the shot.
Miami Republican 21.
We are again called upon to offer our
congratulations to an old I'aola boy, and
oieof the most estimable young ladies of
our city, for the happy consumation of sun
dry moonlight swingi on papa's" front
gate an l,an unlimited nsmber of s'eeplesi
hours spent in nbering that mischievous
little brat iCupid) into jiyoU3 existence,
who, we trust, will wrap his silken cords
anew as the cycle of the year record each
returning anniversity of the happy event
here chronicled. We refer the marrige of
Mr. George iliggins. editor cf the Olathe
I'toyc?, and Miss Jennie Coonradt, which
toot: place at the residence of the brides
father, Mr. D. Coonradt, in this city vester
day at 12 o'clock m, Bev. J. X. McCIung
IWlcnIU Eagle, 20.
A Mrs. J. G. Putnam, a Jady physician,
has been stopping lor some time at the
Douglas Avenue House, in this city, with
two daughters, the youngest one thirteen
years of age. The mother was called to
Xewton some time last wetk. The little
girl, becoming anxious to see her mother, it
seems started from the hotel about seven
o'clcck Sunday morning. Her oldest sister
missing her and divining the cause of her
abence, procured a buggy and started af
ter her, driving some twelve miles, when
she gave up the search and came back.
That same evening a dispatch was received
announcing the safe arrival of the little
one at Xewton. She had walked the entire
distance on the railroad trick, being from
hotel to hotel lull thirty miles.
I Lawrence Reporter, 2L
Last evening, about 7 o'clock, as Charlie
Jamison, who lives near the K. P. track, on
Bridge street, in North Lawrence, was en-
tiring the gale to his yard, an accidecthap-1
peced to him wh.ch came near provicg very
serious, if not fatal. Charlie is in pos-ts-sion
of a pipe ; it is an unique piece of
workmanship, with a longstern, uncommon
ly long nearly two feet. Chsrlie had been
to the posteffice, and was jut returning
home, with the pip in his mouth. As he
neared the gate at his house, he thought it
was open, it being so dark he could not see,
and with the pipe still in his mouth, stsrteJ
to walk through. The gate was closed, and
in some manner the stem was jibbed back
into his mouth and throat over a foot, where
it wis broken off.
Dr. Biker was ent for, aud succeeded in
taking it out without much pain. Charlie
is better this morning, but hns a severe
''sore throat," Had the steal gone an inch
further, or had he Wen walking a liille
faster, the accident would have resulted fa
tally. ;
Atchison Patriot, S3
To-day the J'otriot received the followiug
postal card from an eminent Xew York
physician :
Xew Yosk, Feb, I7lh, 1S70.
Editor of the Patriot:
Dear Sir : Could you verify the case of
Tenna DyJart, said to have been supposed
dead when alive? I am investigating the
subject, and would be thankful for any aid
you can furnish.
Woostee Beach, M. D.
103 East S9th street.
It is said that the spirit form of Tena
Dysart continues to appear around tbe
premises where she is supposed to have
died, and many other manifestations are
occurring. One colored woman says her
form appeared in her house last night and
told her that she had been buried alive,
and that she would haunt everyone who at
tended her funeral. Of course we don't
vouch for any of these stories', but they are
told with the most earnest evidenced of sin
Winchester Argus, 2).l
Harry Griest is making a start in life.
He has chosen the feeding of swine to be
gin with. Less than ten months ago be
became tbe possessor of 10 cents, acd his
father told him he might invest that
amount in a pig and fatten it for market,
telling him the proceeds were to be his
(Harry's) own on the condition that he
would invest them ic other pigs or stock,
when the previous onei were marketed.
Harry purchased his first pig of 3Ir.
Weatherford, and for nine months he faith
fully attended his porker. His pis thrived
finely, and selling him the other day he re
alized the snug sum of ;S,75. W ith this
money he is to purchase other hoes or
stock and turn it, and turn it again and go
on till he is of age, or jierliarw before, when
he will be able to invent in a farm, or a
railroad or purchase United States bonds.
It is astonishing how that little sum will
increase on that very little scheme.
Lawrence Reporter, 2J.J
The home of Justice Howell, about two
miles west of this city was entirely con
sumed by lire last night about 11 o'clock.
None of the men folks were at home, except
his eon, Frank Howell who was awakened
by eclTocation, and immediately began a
search for the cause. As he came down
stairs, and opened the door of tbe kitchen,
in which was a mass cf smoke he gave the
alarm to his mother who was sleeping in
an adjoining room to the dicing room
After lie found that they were safely out of
the house, he turned to his room expecting
to save some of his things but was driven
back by llarne and smoke coming thrctigh
the floor at the head of the stairs ; wuh
this dispairing effort, he left the housj to be
swallowed by the monster fire-fiend.
Mr. Gripper, a neighbor, came into tonn
this morning and informed Mr. Howell of
the fatal new. He went out and has not
yet returned, as wc go to press. The cause
is not known, but supposed to be from a
defective Hue.
The hou- was injured for Sl,tI0O, loss
about 51.000.
(Topeka Commonwealth, 22 )
F. M. Spalding, of Leavenworth, has
been appointed Beading Clerk in the Senate.
Miie ladies continue to visit the iv-guia-
ture daily. They listen to the debate with
due attention. The House having more
room for visiters, is more favored than tbe
Senate, but tht bdy receives their favor
able attention.
Substitute for Senate bill -IS was prepared
by Senator Gulhne under instruction of the
ena'.e Juuiciarv committee, lor lull intra
d need by Senator Kobiuson. It is to take
effect Jply "0, IS7'J, and provides that
thereafter admissions to practice law
shall only be ms.de by the Supreme Omrt,
upon rpen examination by the jasticta
of that court, or a committee of three
district judges, during a term of the Su
preme Court, acd requires applicants to
have studied law in a prac'ioner's tffire for
two years, or to be a graduate of the Liw
Department of the I'niversity of Kansas,
or other respectable law offices.
Senator Kobinscn, who has opposed the
militia bill, yesterday offered an amend
ment to the title, which would make it
read, "an act to provide for a general bust,
at the expense of the f-tatc." .Senators on
the iloor furnished information to the gen
tleman, where he might obtain any bu-t or
get busted.
(Hiawatha Herald, M.I
Sunday evening it was rumored thst
"they had the smallpox down at Mr. Gas
kill's." Hence the anxiety Monday morn
ing. The truth is this, as nearly as we
have been able to gather it: One of Mr.
Gaskill's little boys wis taken sick, snd
Dr. Wa-staff was sent for Sunday, and he
pronounced the sicknes caused by small
nox. To further satisfy the anxiety thus
produced, Dr. Logan was summoned. He
also pronounced the disease as did Dr.
Wagstaff. No father has more orderly
boys or keejH them closer at home than
Mr. Gaskill, and it is almost a certs ioty
that germs of the smallpox were carried to
the residence of Mr. t i , by some parties
who were down from Tairbury, w"here they
have been having the scourge for some
time. These parties were here on bu-iness,
it seems, pertaining to grain trade.
W e do not wih to deny tbe presence ot
small-pox in Hiawatha, it were better to
warn people Irom going where exists, it yi u
would stills it in its infancy. But we will
also state that as yet there is but one case,
and that is mild in form. There is no more
danger in coming to Hiawatha now than
there has been lor ten years past. People
in from the country are not compelled to
visit Mr. Gaskill's family on purpose to ex
pose them. You can keep away from
his residence as far as you like, and he will
not come near you. lie is nice a cholera
ship he is quarantined. This is the same
Mr. Gaskill that we spoke cf in the begin
ning this one that has been quarantined
IFord County Globe, 3).l
Last Saturday evening about S o'clcck
two prisoners escaped from the Ford coun
ty jail and, like the Arab, folded their
tents and silently stole away. Their names
are G. U. Holcomb and Geo. Watkins.
They were both under arrest lor stealing
about 10 head of cattle from Dunham x
Ward, south of Cimarron station. The
means by which they escaped was as fol
lows : They were not considered desperate
men and were accordingly allowed to re
main the outer prison during the day time
The iron cells or cages into which they
were placed at night are about seven feel
high and reach to within one foot of the
ceiling of tbe Jul. The wall is ordinary
pine ceilicg. On the day in qa"tion one
of the prisoners secured some kind of a
knife and climbing on top of the cell nt a
hole through the thin celling
and also through the above.
Through this hole the two men crept, acd
found themselves in the County Treasurer'
office, which was unoccupied." They then
gently opened the window on the east tide
of the room which opens ont on an old shed
on tbe east side ot the Court house.
Climbing out on the rocf, and trom thence
to the earth, they found themselves free
men, with darkness to assist them in their
escape. It is a great wocder that prisoners
have not taken advantage of this mode of
escape from the jail before this, a the work
of cutting a hole through two thicknesses
of pine boards could be accomplished
in one hour's time. Holccmbis a lawyer,
who practiced some time in Cimarron.
Watkins was also a resident of Cimarron
where his family cow reside. Watkins was
foolish for escaping, as he would not have
I been sentenced for more than one year, and
tben could hnve returned to his fami'y.
Jo he is a fugitive and if he attempts to
50 to his family or have them corns to him
he will almost Certainly be recapured. His
wife spent several weeks here and worktd
bard to sf cure leniency fcr her husband.
She went to the cattle men from whom he
had stolen the cittle and plead with them
until she aroned their sympathv zid m:le
thtm pn-mise to deal gently with her er
ring hu-banJ.
OlathaP.-osr., :o.
On the 12ih of this nioeth there c- ; j
this city a man who registered at Ca
merican llmw as V. S. Sargrrt, Lc:J
ville, Ctiloradn, claiming to le a re rrwi
tstiveuf a boot and sIhw . use in Vw
York. That evening he a. er ded the
Hutchinson Family concert at the M. II
Church, where he saw Miss Xett:e Wil
lougbby, one of Olathe's prettiest girls.
After returning to the hotel from (he con
cert he at.ked rome one who she was, and
upon being told, aked a gentleman who
was writing at a table in the office to write
a note for him (Ssrgent) to Mis3 Willcngh
by, asking permission to call on her the
followirg evening. The gentleman, think
ing he was jjking, did so. c-3rgent
tooK the no'e, put it in his pocket
and on the following morning
sent the office boy with it to Miss Kettle.
She answered it and he called on her that
evening. The next morning Sargent snd
Miss Nettie took the 7:40 a. m. train Lr
Kansas City, returning at coon acd regis
tered at the Americ in House as man and
wife. Had an earthquake visited this city
ur citizens could not have been moresur
priMMi. Word was sent t3 her parents, who
live at Anbry, and who arrived hereon
Thursday night about 11 m , going straight
to the hotel. Nettie's mother went to her
rood and begged her daughter to go with
her, but Xettie refused. Believing Sargent
to Ik. a fraud, Enoch Thompson, her ntsp
father, left for Kansas City on Friday
morning to find out, if possible, who and
what Sargent was. Mteting parties who
claimed to know Sargent, he learned that he
was already a married man. Ife tele
trraphed this fact back and had Sargent
clo-ely watched until Tuesday, when he
had gained sufficient evidence to have him
arrested on the charge of bigamy and incar
cerated in the county jail where he now
laaguishci. It is a sad affair for .Nellie,
although wild snd giddy to some extent,
she wu a good hearted girl and a favorite
with mest cf our best, society and very re
spect:b!e. Sagent has told quite a num
berof different stoties about himself and
his business and should the charge that lie
has another wife prove false, his own ac
knowledgment of t.-OEgs committed agaitrt
other girls are enough to stamp him as a
villian, unfit to reside anywhere outside et
the State Penitentiary. Some claim ard
believe that Xettie never saw him Wore
the night at the concert, tut she says, and
we believe her, thai she met him about a
year ac.o in Indiana and has corresponded
with him ever since.
Tue Lcavrtuiorili I'linilluc Itill
I'imiii the .Sen ale.
Spocial to The Timcs.
Topeka, February 21, 1 X
The Leavenworth county and city pint
funding bill on tho railroad indebtedness
passed the Senate this morning. Thin bill
agrees to a compromise on several bonds at
a rate not less than S3 cents on the dollir.
The bill cf Douglas cocnty, of the same
nature, was also passed.
form of r.lcctrlc r.amp.
cnbncr for ilarch i
Amcng the many ce-r appliance f r
creating tLe electric arc let Keen tit ads
of carbon rods may be observed ccc or two
of some interest. Oce of these employs two
carbons standing erect in hineed bracket?,
or holders, so srrannisl that y, hen unsup
ported tbe carbons fall tosetrjer and re-i 1.
against the other in the form of an i.ivt r
tcd V. In the center, between tbe carbons,
is an npright rod made cf some 1. iractory
material like kaolin. This is suppcm J it
tbe base ,y a horizontal lever, tbi s:-.mr
arm of which makes the armatun . t a:
elestro-niagcet. When tit apj-ara-us
rest tLe weight of the upright rml c-j sit
to fill, lifting the armaiure from tfc iu--cet
is txcKd and the armatur. is k "l
down and thus pushing the rod upwaro t
twt i n the carbons and thrtistine tr ji af-"
1 his separates them sufficient lr t, 1 ..
i he electric arc to spring up b m. -ci
The kaclm rod melts away in t e - s
fast as the carbons are consumi j :d
light is maintained somewhat on Qei.
ciple of the familiar electiic crad'e. i e
current e'ecreases in ttreiigth tre artni'xr
of the magnet is releared and the rod ,
Iiermitling the carbons to como - t
aain and re-establish the light. Vc tr
form of lamp employs two csrb one
standing upright acd the second nij . n '
by a lever leaning against it. One arm f
the lever forms the armature ot an ei rr
magnet, and in action the eecon ! crtmn is
alternately permit. ed to fall agur '!-e p
right carbon ami then pulled awsv br ti.e
action tf a spring somewhat afn r tLe c n
nerof a "chattering" electric bII .1
vibration of the carbons is so rap 1 t -to
the eye, the q liverin light i. r
cally continuous, and appeirs ..
steady. Another form of v 1
ing lamp has two ca, liens placed ire
over the other in a vertical lice, the It w r
carbon rcstirg on a lever that : rn.s 'he
armature of a magnet. Still another (:rci
of la.np, and 0"e said to be much mire a
cessful in general practice than euLer t f
these, employs four carbons, two l.rIiii
the form of tbe letter A and two .r verted
like V, the four making tbe figure 1 re
light is maintained at the jucctini cf l.e
four carbons. The rods are held in cues
o cecteil by cords with wcigh'.s that keep
thern 3ilju3'ed to each other and in tte u
position for maintaining the lisht. A-
electro-mngnet is alio used with this Itn-.
The advantages found in this lamp are
stedines in the light ami ease of ad rt
mrnt, ru a carbon can Le replaced wt n
burnt il cut without extinguish,
T.nliuncoM "Common Tame "
The board fences red dead wallf-ll t
that Talmage is coming to town Talmve
the taternacle pastor of Brooklyn. Th
Ncr York papers tell us that there is some
business unpleasantness between Talinaee
and the Brooklyn presbytery abctit mccey
matters connected with the Tabernc"e
The ; ie3bytery have been trying to nke up
charr.es against Talma; e, and f - in e I
a committee to formulate them and rr-rt
at a certain time. I-ast Monday was the
time. Tne presbytery was there in church,
the committee was there, and Talmajre was
there to enjoy the fun. The committee wis
not ready to report, and some members) of it
ventured to suggest that there wen no
charges to formulate. There was a motion
to discharge the committee for
incomjieteccy or inattention to bus
iness, and then came a flying uisccs
sion. An adjournment un'il Ibr
next Monday was proposed. Talmaje tcM
them that he would le away on a Western
trip, and continued : "if yon are gting t
have a 0000618 jury yon want the corpte
present." He suggested tha', if ailpurn
they must, aJjDCrn they should until his re
turn in ten days, as in that time he the tight
they could rake over his whole life. Then
they got matters all in a jumble, ten or n
dozen talking at once, and a young preach
er or two were reproved for unseemly arro
sacce towards the presbytery. Oce reverend
doctor suggested that there might be ether
charges than thoe relating to the Taber
nacle morey matters. "They might con
sider Mr. Talmage's services," he said. That
was Talmage'i cue. He suggested "Sup
pose I come here acd giveycua sample
and then yon can judge." And then an
nouncing that he was going to be away on
Sunday, he said that bo would like to have
that reverend doctor supply Lis pulpit.
The doctor declined tbe proffered boner,
acd Talmage said : " Ob, they'll give ycti
a warm reception." " No doubt," growled
the doctor. They finally azreed to adjourn
until the 10th of March, when Talra e
promised to haye the corpse ready for the
icquest. The meeting of the presbytery
was as good comedy as ever Talmage
pi8yed in the Tabernacle, and with a fuller
cast. One preacher who had spent many
sleepless nijhts over the chsrges, and was
now doomed to sf end ten or a Jczen more,
said that he wonld break Sfty engagements
rather than go out cf the world with such a
cloud on his fame, and could not under
stand a man chaigcd with such tbiDgs and
caricg for it ro more than Ta!mi.e did.
And after all the furs and twaddle tiere
are as vet no charres at all. It was all, as
I they ttyled it, "common fame."

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