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Ccnsena'.'.e. FttafclitheiJ. by I
D-R. Anthony .-anuarj 185 1 J
NUMBER 1,257,
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Oar carriers inform us that an employe
cf the Iavenworth Coal Company, is so
indignant because of our coal articles, of
the last few days, that he has given them
very emphatic orders to discontinue his copjr
of The Times. AVe are very eorry for this;
we are sorry lxcausewe regret to lose the
gentleman's valuable patronage of twenty,
five cents a week, but we are more sorry
to discover that he hasn't sene enough to
know that the policy now pursued by his
employers ot discriminating against the
people of Leaven worth and in favor of the
people cf Kansas City, is jus. as injurious to
his interests as to the interests of any other
citizen of Leavenworth. Every man who
lives here, no matter what his business may
be, is directly interested in developing
and building up our manufactures, and
everybody can reaJily understand that, so
long as our coal company delivers its coal
to manufacturers in" Kansas City at two
sad a h.lf cents a bushel Ic-s limn it deliv
ers the same coal to manufacturers in
Ieavenworth, we can never hope to com
pete as a manufacturing (mint with Kansas
City. The caal company itself, if it had
sagacity enough to ne an inch beyond its
nose, would Vnow that such a policy mu-l
inevitably work a greater injury to its own
business than any other it could pursue,
for the coal company is more intercstid
than anybody cite in building up the manu
factiirirg interests of Leavenworth, and
making a home market for coal.
Leavenworth coal ought to bs cold to
Teavenwortb xople I r than it i sold to
the ptoplf of any either town; but Leaven
worth tieople would not object to paying as
much a other people pay ; what they com
plain of i- that the coal company sells to
Knrsas City dealers at a price so much
below that which they charge their custom
-rs in Ieavcnwortb, that the coal, after pay
i- g freight at the rale of two and a half
cents a bushe I, i sold in Kansas City at
two and a half cent a bji-hel lea than it
is sold in this ci y to lhore who buy by the
car load, atd our end a hltfU a buhel
less than it is mid here to those who buy
by the ton.
When the Coal Company was financially
embarras-e-d, Htd could not procetd with
its work without help, the people of Leav
enworth aided it liberally by two donatious
of five thousand dollars each; and now,
sirce the company lias grown rich and
Strom, it rewards its benefictors by kindly
permitting them to pay nearly twice as
much f kit their coal as the eople of other
towus are required to pay So far, ibis is
all that the Leavenworth people have re
ceived for their ten thousand dollars.
wii vr si: -ioit i; i,i s inn.
By a stranfc coincidence yesterday morn
ing we published the correspondence le
twien Senator Ingalls and Mr Tenlon on
one page and on another was a dispatch
s-ying that the "cnate Committee on Gim
aiiercc had reiiorted to the Senate favoring
an incre.ee of S10000 for the improvement
of the Missouri river at Fort Ieavenworth,
over the House appropriation. This will
give us S20000 at this jioint, is the House
bill only prnviJed forSlOOOC
KAxin .stvti: ivTmit'.vi.
The First Biennial Report of the Kansas
State Historical Society, for 1S77-S, is just
published. AVe are indebted to Hon F G.
Adams, tbe efficient Secretary of the Society
for a copy. A glance at the rrport show
the importance of the work done by the
Society, and if it is managed in the future
wi'h the same care, as in the pas t, the Kansas
Stale Historical Society will be invaluable
to the people of Kansas. Judge Adams, by
reason of his thorough knowledge of Kan
Ms, his ability and untiring industry is
eminently fitted for the work he is tngaged
The fact that Senator Ingalls and all his
friends have released the telegraph com
piny from ail obligations of secrecy,
and authorized them to divulge all
message sent by them during the Senator
ial election speaks volumes in their favor.
The farther fact that the Investigating
Committee did not demand of the telegraph
company the telegrams sent by Horton,
1'hillips, Anfhony.Simpson, Goodin, Mitch
ell and their friends is proof jHsitivc
that the inveptiga'iou is a jug
handle aflair. This is the more ap
parent when we are reminded of the fact
that HorlonV frierds actually bought and
paid five hundred dollars for a vote for him.
The action of the Houe in this matter is
that of demagogues, tricksters and shysters
They ('.. uot command the attention of
decent men.
ksav sTiTt: i:i.i:ii of aciii-
i it nil:.
AVe ce under obligations to the Hon
!frd ejray for il e Biennial Report of the
Kansas S'xte BiarJ of Agriculture for
Si VS. The lxHik contains C32 pages, is
well liuU-d, and bound in good style. AVe
will take pleasure in looking it over and
commenting uptn it when time affords us
an opportunity. It can hardly be expected
that a work which has been under ihe iui
mediate it flue rice of tee who did not
scruple to impress his personal vindictive
ness upon everything under his control
would express only the truth. A glance at
the book proves that partisan bias made its
impress. AVe have hopes that future re
ports will cot be subject to the pine crili
icini. The Secretary, Mr. Gray, i a man of
gTeai ability, and is well fitted for the po
t-itiou he occupies, and hereafter, we trust,
will be left free to make his reports with
out dictation from anyore. The Fame
complaint was made relative to the Centen
nial report, and, we think, justly.
"TATi x Tii.r onmv."
AVe copy ehewhere, this morning, an ar
ticle from the Xew York Ilrrcld, entitled
"Stales that Grow," in which the llcnld
calls attention to cei tain facts which will
be developed by the next census, in relation
to the States that have made thegrcitest
growth in population during the past ten
years. In this list, Illinois stands first,
California second, and Kansas third. Many
of our Kansas readers will be surprised to
learn that I linois and California have
made larger gains in population daring the
last decade than our own State; hut itmnt
he remembered that during the first five
years of the period referred to, Kansas, by
reason of the stories of drouth and grass
hoppers, so freely circulated all over the
country in connection with her name, made
scarcely any progress at all ; indeed, during
one or two ot these five years she
hardly held her own, and not till
after the Centennial Exposition at Phila
delphia, in 1S76, did she begin to make
any considerable growth. The magnifi
cent illustration of the possibilities and re
sources of the Sate 60 e uccesJully made at
that time through, the enterprise ixd indus-
try of George A. Crawford and his co-laborers,
turned toward our rich and fertile
prairies the eyes of all the world, and
started in this direction a stream of immi
gration that has been broadening and deep
ing every year and every month from that
time to the present, resulting in giving to
Kansas during the past two years a rate of
increase in population that is truly mar
vellous, and without a parellel in the his
tory of the country.
Taking the whole decade, Illinois and
California stand ahead of us; but take the
latter half of the decade and Kansas will
be found to lead either of these elates by at
least twenty-five per cent.
The Xew York Ezprta
Rev. Justout Fulton.
speaks of the
tiik :rTiti, itit.iM'ii.
The time table of tie Central Branch road
a copy of which we received yesterday
ebow that the mail train of that road now
Iraves Atchison at 1:10 r. at., thus making
connections with the Missouri Pacific from
the cast and south. If Major Downs will
keep his train" running on this time card, he
will greatly accommodate the people living
rlcrg the line of his road, ss well as all
thoe of all other parts of the state who de-
fire to send mail west through Atchison.
Th Leavenworth Timis complains that
IHt:iuoith coal Is told In K-nsas City a
twoandn halfctntsa bushels I ss, nrter pay.
Ing freight, than It Is sold to Isxivenwortli
minufa turers. The Times do-r-n't Mem to
under-tand th commercial maxim that It
"sum re to buycoods by ihehlngle pound
than by the hundred wt lght. Kansat City
The manufacturers of Lercnworth buy
more coal from this mine than the entire
amount taken to Kansas City. AVe can
buy the Levenworlh coal at Kansas Ciiy
and re-ship it to Leavenworth, and then
get it is cheap as we can buy it at the
minis. It is of this discrimination, which
we complain.
a i.au -i hat is .M-;r.m;n.
The articles that we have published in
tl.ce columns during the last ten days,
illustrate the imperative necessity of a
State law prohibiting Kansas coal compa
nies from discriminating against Kansas
!eopIe in favor of the people of otheJ
States. This is a j-erfectly proper subject
for State Legislation, and there is nothing
the present Legi-lature could do that would
reult in greater benefit to the pub'ic than
the passage of a law such as wc have indi
cated, forbidding the discrimination refered
to. In the case of the Iavenworth coal
company, in particular, there should aIo
! a Stste law attsehiDg its prnjierty to the
city, so that it could be taxed to bear its
projier share of the local government a
duty which it row evades.
i.i. iti: as a 1. 1: tunic
The following paragraph appears under
the aliove heading in the Kansas Citv
J urucr Topeka si ecial of yesterday morn
ing. A hat mea-ure does Mr Legite refer
to? AVhat bill has been smuggled through
the Hou-e, by which Leavenworth county
my be swindled out of S200.000? AA'ho
was respon-ible for emugglin it through?
The Jourrcl says :
Mr Legate, rising to a question of privi
lege, said he understood a bill had been
smuggled through the Hou-e by which il
was possible for Leavenw. rth county to be
swindle-d nut of 200,000, and he ruoved to
'eclljne bill from the Senate. Objection
being made, he moved to eu-pend ihe rule
fcr that purpose, whii h prevailed -ayes 55,
cars 11, and the bill was recill
VUf wonderful influence of this man over
the Hou-e is illu-trated in this vote, which
was opposed by all ihe other members of the
Leavetiworlh delegation and the leading
members in all parts f the hall.
IHf. KICK (IF '.
Several tin.es durirg tbe last few days
wc have called attention to the unjust dis
crimination made by the Leavenworth
Coal Company against the Leavenworth
IeopIe, and in favor of purchas-rs from
other towns. The enormity of this dis
crimination is mest forcibly s-t forth by
the statement e f the following simple fact :
A Kansas City desler or manufacturer
purchasing five thousand bushels of Leav
enworth coal Is charged, at the shaft, teven
ceuls a bisbel ; a Leavenworth manufac
turer purchasicg five thousand bushels of
coal is charged, at the shaft, twelve cents a
bufhel a discrimination of about 40 per
per cent, in favor of Kansas City,
while a citiz n of Le-venworth purchasing
a car load is charged, at the shaft fourteen
cents a buhhel, or just twice as much as is
charged the buyA- from Kansas City.
The people ef Leavenworth have so long
been rrcustcnud to being "gcuged" by
monopolies of v rious kinds that they ex
pect it to some extent, and as long as the
operation is exefined within reasonable
bounds they do not complain, but rather,
accept it as a matter of course. This, how
ever, cuts rather loo deep. They fetl that
charging them fourteen cents a bushel for
tbe same coal that is sold to Kansas City
for eeven cents a bui-hel i rather too heavy
a tax en pxj nature. AVhat becomes of
oiir hearted "i .-nuficluricg facilities" in
iew uf filth facts as tLee?
Ttt: ,sti(;::tii'i7.
The Pioneer Fa?agerbund, a tiiiion of the
Germsn Singing Societies of Cnaha, Coun
cil Blufis, St. Joseph, Atchi-on, Leaven
worth, AVyardotte. Kant-as City acd Lexr
ington, Mo , will hold its next biennial fes
tival in cur city June Gth, 7th, Sth andOth
The above societies are organized and in
corporated for the purpose of cultivating
vocal music as h relief from the cares of
bnsicess acd as a means for providing a
place where their members can meet so
cially, once or twice a week, in intellectual
andnficirg pastime. The focie ties are all
in a properous condition, pofses'irg rooms,
pianos, large collections of good music
and have during the last ten years been
under the instruction of competent mnsical
directors. Leavenworth having been chosen
as the place for the next convention, the ex
ecutive committee, consisting cf delegates
from the above cities, met here last Juce
for the purpose of selecting music and a
musical director. Prof. Schucrman cf our
city was unanimously elected as lesder of
the orchestra and tbe grand chorus com
prising tbe united societies, numbering one
hundred and fifty singers. His reputation
as a mu-ician throughout the Missouri
valley will give assurarce to all of the
musical success of the festival The local
society the " Leavenworth llacnncrchor,"
will hw the reponibility of receiving
and entertaining the visiting siDgers
daring their stay, and will spare no
pains in their preparations for the occasion
in which they hope to enlist the public
spirit of our city and make it the grandest
of its kind ever held in this district. It
has been decided to make the festival of
general interest to our citizens and to call
upon them to assist in forming a commit
tee en arrangements which will
maintain the interest and the repcta
tion of the city. As en initiatorr
step in this direction. Mr. M Hofmann.well
known thxecgout the West for commercial
ability and integrity, has been elected by
the society as President of the festival. Mr.
Hofmann will at some future date call a
meeting of our citizen for the purpose of
organizing. There will probably be more
strangers in our city on this ozcta'on than
upon any other previous time and nothing
should be left undone that would help to
place our community in the best possible
light before our visitors.
AlinV SCAaUt IX.
A special dispatch from AA'asbington to
the Irucr (kvm cf tbe 2Gtb, gives ns an ink
ling of a rather rich batch of army scandals
to which the public will soon be treated
As moet of the parties mentioned in the
liter (Joan's dispatch are well known in
Leavenworth, we copy here what it says :
C K. Peck and AVilliam Harrison have
made charges to the Secretary of AVar
ajain't the integrity of Gen. AVilliam B.
Haze", of tbe U'-'ted States Army. Peck
and Harrison are contractors, who have
f jrn;ehed suopMes to the army. Their op-
e-stion hae been en the Missouri river.
Pc'c was lormerly connected with the post
tradership of Fort Buford. The charges
made agtinst Gercral Hazen lew princi
pally out of his testimony in the
Belknap trial, concerning the affairs
of that lost. General IIaz;n
testified very strongly as to
the corruption existing btre, and gave
Peck a very bsd charsc.er. The contrac
tors claim that the testimony was alee.
Peck met Gene-al Hazen in Ihe Edbitt
Houre lobby about ten day ago, broached
the .ubj-ct of his grievance, and hot
words followed, in which he Is leported to
have called Hazen a liar and a coward. It
is tupnised that Hazen' testimony affected
disadvantageous the hu-iness of Peck and
Hariison. TheSecrcaryof AVar will call on
General Haz-n tosmwer the charges made
against him. Jiazen is iieiy id nave nis
hands full with cou-t-inartials. Some tiaie
ago General Stanley filed charges against
him, hut they were never acted upon, and
now Hazen int-uds to C'e charges sgainst
S.anley for writiut lei ' in which the
la.ter cal'cd him an impt toran.l Other pet
names. General Sheri in has kept there
a-my scandals suppijed for fcrr they
should aflct the fate ol lie re-organizi.ion
ecbeme. but they vtillcomeout withastrong
ex'o.- wiihin the next few KC'l. Hazen's
friends claim that the General has nothing
to fear from these assaults on hia character.
lOuagi Journal, 27.
The Times stands Xo. 1 as a daily.
The minneapolis Indtptmlat.t has been
The Fort Scott papers are growling
about a lumber mono)oly.
Tbe Louisville JUiirrter publishes a
portrait of J. B. True who escaped from the
Lawrence jsil and who is accused of the
murder of Rev. Mr. Wooldert.
The Marysvtlle- JCact claims a circulation
in .Marshall cou ity ol 1 Ux:, and tiiefmiui
county Pionttr a circulation in Smith
county of S40.
Olathe I'rosrerh, 2T.J
Mrs -AVolf, the lady living in Monticello
towm-hip whone throat tbe negro attempted
to cut last wts-k, we lesrn.is fast improving
and will get well.
fKoid County Globe. 25,
Mrs. Malosh, the plaintifi" in the great
rape we at Leavenworth, Kansas, arrived
this morning. She came up to get affida
vits sustaining her good character.
ISfneca Courier, 2S
A band of dirty Otoes have miesh?d town
the past week, begging and stealing. It is
rather early for them to start; but an
Oloe is never happy unless on the go !
I Lawrence Tribune, 27.
The Patrons of Husbandry have started
a co-operative store at the village of I)i
ruon, on the line between Leavenworth and
Jt Hereon counties, about fifteen tailtrf a lit
tle east of north from Laurence.
IFt.fccott Herald, 21
Miss Dollie Amhony is a fine reader, and
judgirg from her ability at tbe present, we
will soon be glad to Fay, "She was educa
ted in our tchools, and ehe belongs to us."
(Clay Center Idealist, 27 )
Alfred AVard, living 4 miles southwest
of AVakefield, while engiged in filling a
barrel with water at pond, unfortunately
dipped in and was drowned. The deceas
ed was sixteen Tears old.
A new daily afternoon afternoon paper
has been started in Ft Scott. It is called
the livening Ihrt ft, and is edited acd pub
lished by Messrs D. E Caldwelht 1. C
Scott. It be-gina well and has a bright ap
pearance. MIMAIIA C0UJ.TY.
pened Courier, IS
AVe are informed by J. I). Douglav, liv
ing in the northwest corner of Home town
ship, that there has been about thirty fami
lies settled in his neighborhood this winter,
and about twenty more are expected as
soon as spring oj ens.
lAtchion Champion, 1
One hundred ard sixty emigrants cirae
in on the Hannibal & St. Joe yesterday
This is nearly an every day eiccurrence, jet
we delight in shaking there realities before
the public, to remicd them that Kansas is
" booming."
ITroy Chief, 27
In all the eastern papers we already read
accounts ot c-uonirs iorinirg to emigrate to
Kansas Many of them will come in time
to put in crois this spring. The Kansas
emigration this -esson will equal, if not
exceed, that of any former year.
IThayer Headlight, 2i,
At Leavenworth we called on the Times
and was shown the steam ergine and six
busy presses in the office, and was told by
Col. Anthony, the P. M. and proprietor
he was getting a new one at a cost of 1-4,000
The Tmrs is the newsiest, largest
and best printed paper in Kansas.
iFord County Globe, 2il
Capt. Bradford acd Lieut. Guard, with
Co. G, 10th Infantry, arrived last week from
a scout through Southern Kansas and the
northern part of the Territory to look after
the Indians, they tound some Indians,
but nothing indicating immediate coatili
Hiawatha Herald, 7.
On last Friday some little boys going to
scnooi out near Van-on set me pr.-.ine grass
on fire, and Mr. Curtis informs us that all
his hay was destroyed, and that it was with
tbe greatest difficulty that the house, fence
acd everything on the premises of the
widow King were saved.
Yesterday was the day set for the argu
ment of the motion for a new trial in the
Scraffbrd case, but Judge Morton not hav
ing yet returned, Judge Greer was elected
Judge jro tern acd" adjourned court until
to day, and will probably adjourn from day
today, until Judge Morton's return.
IFt. bcolt Bally Verald. 2CJ
The Leavenworth Times is conducted oo
a sensible plan so far as the size of the pa
per Is concerned. AVhen businen in the
advertising lice is dull, it reduces its size to
suit the demacd on its columns. And thea
enlarges when it is found cczersary. Bat
it always gives its patrons the same amount
of reading matter.
1 Hiawatha Herald. 27.
So other small pox than the ctse men
tioned in last week's issue, that of Mr. Gas
kill'a Iittl boy, is known to exist This
one case is all there has, been, acd up to
this, Tuesday morning, Jic child his not
been confined to his be.L So it will h
that the tows of
Hiawatha is not I
j likely to be hauled off to the cemetery in
the night time, very soon. If we knew of
any more cases they would be published
plainly and explicitly as this one solitary
case has been.
ITroy Chief,::.
Somebody has made the discovery that it
is not potato-eating that cause the dipthe
ria, but the disease- is rau-d by the little
spots resembling fly-pecks on the rinds of
apples. AVe aseert, without fear of contra
diction, that it is caued by the wrinkles on
a cow's horn, and is communicated by
using the milk. If persons would ue the
milk of raaly cows only, there would be no
(Ilolton i:ecorder,27)
Smith, the telegraph fujierintendcnt at
Topeka, has been arrested and is now in
durance vile for contempt fcr refusing to
di-clo-e the messages sent over the lice du
ring the Senatorial election. A dispatch
to the GiiU Democrat says that it has leak
ed out that one of the dispatches was from
Pomeroy to seme prty in New York for
$3,003, to be used to defeat Ingalls.
Hiawatha Ueruld
How bright some people are! Before
that black-eyed detective was known to be
a detective in our midst, he was regarded
as a red fsced, pickled greenhorn who had
pcrbasjis just got Ioo-e from his parental
ropes and was around seeing tbe beirs and
monkeys of the world. After he became
known as one of Pmkerton's men, la ! why
he has the '"keenest eye" and "what a
brieht physiognomy and well balanced
head he hasr
Torclia Commonwealth, 1
Our statement yesterday that True had
been captured was wrong. We dceniid the
information reliable, but the following dis
patch shows our error :
Lawuesce, K'n :C0 r. m, Fib 23.
Gorerncr it. John:
True has not been capture-d, and nothing
difiiiite is Lnoftn here as to his where
abouts. T 1) TlIACIIrl
IKans.is Reporter, 27
A heavy prairie fire swept over thecoun
try soutlcasl cf towp, last Saturday and
Sunday, doing a great amount of damage.
The report is that several strings of fenees
were burned to the ground, and ceirly two
hundred tons of hay de-troyed. Dr S-orrs
says the fl lines approached near enough bis
house to scorch the sills, hut "were extin
guished without further damage being done.
Alchl-n Champion, 1
A small and dilapidated frame building
on Atchifon street, between Seventh acd
Eighth, was burned yesterday afternoon
It was occupied by Frank Ki-enor, a car
penter. But a email portion of the house
hold equipments were saved, the los- falling
rather heavily on Mr. Keenor, who is a
poor man and can illy afford to Ioo-e
everything. Loss about 200. Xo iuju
racce on either buildicg or gocd?.
(Wwxlioa Count-- l'oit,23)
JA boarding house jumper, giving his
name as Peoples, came iuto our city three
or four weeks ago and put up at Mrs.
Ryan's house, and went around town acd
gathered up some old clothes and cleaned
and colored them up in very good shape,
and then "lit out," owing for his board.
Boarding houses and hotels will ilo well to
look out for this eccundrel. He has an ar
tificial leg and will be readily recogniz-d.
It might be well, and perhaps a little safer,
lo collect his hoard bill in advance.
;o dashes tor niM.
rconcordlie KxoIlor, 27. J
At understand that cur article about the
Fox Joue.i affair, last week caused a few lo
on theirs, For, especially, who, we are told,
was looking for E, irmed with a longclub,
Monday. Mr. For will please rcoiem er
that he may find us at th J2rp"iV r office,
almost any time, and that we d"ii't fear
clubs, either. AVhen two men run into
a town like this and raisa hell, g-nerally,
wa don't propose to let them slip by un
noticed. AVe mean to slight co one. A
man may blow his brzoo, cut and tdioot all
he please", b-it he can't ecare us away from
our lice of duty.
ri.irctd Optic, 25.J
The whack of the hammer and the
screech cf the saw is heard in every direc
tion, end our town is fast assuming the
proportions of a dignified city. Carpenters
are kept con.8ntly but-y, ami fine brick and
stone buaine s blocks and neat d-telling
hou-es are eprinZ:g up as if by magic on
every side. Larned will soon number her
thousands as she cofa uuu-bers her hun
dreds There is not a lwtte-r or lireiier town on
the A. T. & S. F R R than Lrned. Im
migrants who are eeeking horflen ia Kansi3
would do well to stop otl M Larce-d; we
have a live enterprising town and tLa best
couctv in the State.
ft. Bcott Monitor, 27.
Levi Pcrryman, SheTifi" of Montague
county, Texas, captured one Simmons at
La Cygne, in Lynu county, ye-tcrday. The
arrt-t was made on a requi-ition from the
Governor of Txas on the Governor of this
State. Simmons is charged with stealing
a horje in Montague county, Terss, about
a year ago.
Avery sad feetureof the case is that
Simmons, sine his residence in this local
ity, has married, and as a mi-tter of course
the terrible denouement of yesterday over
whe'med the pror woman with C"f- r
trial is a heavy one, ai.d sympathy must
swell from everv heart at her lot.
I Atchison Champion, 25'
A rumor was afloat in the city yesterday
to the effect that John Thomiton, postmas
ter at Irving, Marshall county, had abscon
ded, taking with him about si 300 of gov
erncaent funds. Further is not known.
We sincerely hopethe report may proveun
founeled, as Mr. Thompson has heretofore
been held in the highest esteem, ami com
mande d the utmost confidence of all who
ever h ad business transactions with him.
He wa s proprietor of the Irving G ztttt, a
paper that suspended publication some
monthi i ago. Should the report prove true,
the bio w will fall heavily on a large fam
ilv, three of them ladies grown to woman
hood, who will feel too keenly the disgrace
brought uponlhcm.
lOIathe Progress, 27.
One night last week Mr. James Ku?sell,
living four miles east, was suddenly arous
ed by a noire about the house, and having
some money on hand he thought it might
lie some one seeking to relieve him of it.
AVhile he was thus meditating as to the best
course to pursue, suddenly a per.-on leaped
upon his head Mr. Rusell, Io-icg co lime,
gathered the individual by tbe throat ani
pressed him down between the bed acd the
wall, acd called for his wife to hacd him
a hatchet, which was lyicg on the floor near
by. But before the confused wife could get
it, the robbed relieved himself enough !
speak, and 'o! it was his wife's si-ter lhr
had been frightened by tbe same calf rub
rubbing against the house.
Atchison Champions, 1
A German woman nearly cirety years
old, named Rebec'a Brie, from Cook coun
ty, Ills., came in on the C R. LAP. yes
terday morning, accompanying her son's
family for Hanover, Kas. AVith the farn
.ily she took Conductor Foote's train on the
-K. & N . for Troy Junction. She was very
f.-eble, often sank into a comatose state, and
was apparently dead when the trin left
Atchison, although her daughter informed
our reporter that she was alive, and only
suffering with the cramp. Last evenirg it
was learned that when the train arrived at
Doniphan it wa discovered that she was
sore enocsh dead. At Troy the body was
transferred to the Denver train, acd with
it the relations departed for their new home
in H:nover, a sad and mourning party.
Holton Recorder, 27.
ATohave been in Kansas nearly ten years.
AVe b ave weathered the drouth and braved
the ksahopper raid. We have been here
with Jackson county in six troubles, and in
her seventh tre have cot deserted ber. AVe
have been with through evil as well aa
good report, and we declare to the world
that it is the most beautiful, the moet
healthful, the most productive, and in every
respect the best country to live in we know
of. Eastern people who see this arjele are
cordially invited to test our assertion by
coming to our country and rcttling down.
AVe expect to stay here and will be ready
at any time, if we are spared, to meet you
facejo face and give a reason for our faith
in Kansas.
Hiawatha Dispatch, 27.
Lat Frldav evening, while Dr. Sebum
was pitting with his tamily, about 9 o'clock,
S3me unknown person came to a window
which has no shutters and snapped a gun.
The Doctor slammed a door shut that was
partly open, got his pistol and went out
cautiously to diccover, if he could, the
cause of this strange proceeding, but no one
was to be eeen- He heard footsteps imme
diately after the gun snapped. AVhether
this was or not an attempt at foul play, our
readers have as much to form an opinion
as we. Same have conjectured that it was
an attemptto put the Doctor out of the
way as a witness in the treasury business;
others that it may have l"en proainted for
revenge ot some kind. i it what it wr
done for, or who did it, is a uivvery. It
should not cau-e any pre j idice in ths mat
ters jwnding iu tbe trea-ury crookedness
unless more facts should te found put in
regard lo it.
fWlnfleld Telegram, 20
Silverdale township comes ia for her
sharp of tragedie-, hut fortunately nobody
is hurt this lime. The facu in the ca;e are
as we cot them from Grant, cf Silverdale
town-hip. Mr. Ike Darnall was quietly
loading hay, when Dr. Cover came up,
wishing to nettle book accounts with Dar
nail. A elispute arose and high words fol
lowed whereupon D.irnall struck Cover
with the fork in hi hanJs. Thinking this
would settle the mafer, went to work load
ing Ins hay, but was startled by the report
o( a pistol, and upon looking around saw
Cover wilh the weapon ;n his haud. Isaac
took leg bail, and ll.e Doctor sect two more
shots after him, one striking and passings
through the crown of his hat. From latest
accounts Isaac is still running, and the
Doctor had gona quietly about his buai
(Topeka Commonwealth, I.)
The luilfot corpus csfe before the Supreme
Lourt, which we mentioned yesterday morn
ing, is likely to bea most important one
affecting persons who have heretofore been
arrested ior mitslemeanors in the counties
attached to Ford County for judical pur-K-,
and in case Holcom is released, the
decision will cau-e the release of the re
maining nieuibersof Dull Knife's band of
Cheyennes, now in jdl at Dodge City,
awaiting trial. It is evident that if Ford
County has no jurisdiction over the couu
ties attached for tint purpo-e to it, there
is no couctv in the Stite which has. Nel
son Adams, of Lirned, is the attorney for
Holcom. The S.ato asked and obtained
two dss' lime in which to fi'e briefs. The
opinion will be delivered to-day perhaps,
and perhaps not untill Monday. Hon. J
G. Mohler, of Salina, has been retained to
defend the Icdians.
Pennsylvania Paper
Life on the plains will lie ner to u, and
just what lies in the near future the way
of hardidiip', trials, and, erbaps want, we
know not. But we do cot expect a life of
e.i-e Oa the other baud wc look for plcn
ty of work, and that of the hardest; scant
fare and that of the coarsest; few clothe
and those of the commonest. Kit of life as
we find it and see it and live it; of trials
and hardships, and difficulties :-s they over
take us ; of all that c in fntercT, aniu'e or
instruct we will keep a faithful journal,
which we will publish every two weeks, in
in the shape of a little newspaper, the first
number wf which will apjeir about a fort
night after the colony arrives at Sunshine,
Mead-county, Kanas. This sheet will be
of interest to every friend or acqaintance
that any member of the colony leaves be
hind ; and it will be of great value to any
person that contemplates making a heme
in the west; as its columns will teach them
the full benefit of our experience which is
tLe only reliable teacher.
(Uclii-on Champion, la J
L. R Baker has been a resident of Atch
ison coun'y for many years, and was known
to almost every citiz 'n. He was one of the
mo"t industrious and energetic men of the
community, and known only for his gocel
deeds acd kindly disposition. For about a
year Mr Baker operated tbe Cream Ridge
dairy, located near this ity, but a year ago
dipoed of his interest in it acd located on
his farm near Huron.
Tuesday last he started for Atchison with
a load of wheat, arriving at Lancaster about
noon. AVhile engaged in feeding his team,
one cf the Lorres, ordinarily gentle, kicked
him in the breast and head, knocking him
several feet from the wagon Those who
witnessed it ran immediately to the assist
ance of the unfortunate man, only to
Cod him utterly unconscious, and fears
were entertained that h was dead. Physi
cians were summoned and everything that
could he devi-ed was done that life might
be spared. But L R. Baker was doomed.
Tee sun of his existence was rapidly sink
ing, anVWeJneeday evening.stirrounded by
a loving family and enmerousfrieeds, Eatk
behind the hillside of life.
M . Baker was about thirty five years of
age, and leaves a wile and several chidren
to mourn the los of one whose career cf
u-cfulccis had just begun.
Topeka Commonwealth; 23.
The Jo'ct Jndiciary Committees of the
two Ilouies held two meetings yesterday to
coni-ider the prcrwwitioos made by the pro
prietors cf the Cimmomttcuth acd the pub
lishers of Dialer's Matctes for furni-hirg
3.W0 copies of a new compilation of the
statutes of Kansss. We stated yesterday
that a pub committee had accepted our
proposition. TLe full committee', at their
rccor.d meeting yc-terday, can-idered the
action ot the sub committee, acd agreed to
report a bill to buy the stitutrs cf Mr.
Das.Ier. It is not '"Dasshr's Statutes" that
are to be bought, bat a cew compilation
made in the manner elesignated in our
proposition, published yesterday Every
thing about the book is to be the same
ss in our propesition, except that Mr.
Dassler is the compiler, proof reader acd
editor, instead of Guthrie & Brown. Oar
proposition was for three thousand copies,
?37o for each copy, and the same price for
any additional copies which might be or
dered AVe agreed to furni-h the public
with copies at So CO, Das-IerV price was
S3 7S T copy for the first three thousand
copies, and -350 for any addition, and he
sgreed to furnish the public wilh copies at
S4.00 per volume.
Tbe full committee considered the propo
sition of Mr. DaeslerV the best for the
State, ard a bill will be introduced to-day
to pnrcbt- 3 000 copies of Mr. Dassler at
?3 7a r uiuuie.
Wichita Beacon, M.
Frank Albert, son of Charles Alter!, was
accidentally shot last Sucdiy wilh a (i.'tol
in the haeds of his companion, James D.
A'aible, while they were amusing them
selves shooting at a mark on the west side
of the river, half a mile below town. They
had ben practicing for some time, acd
Frank had fired tbe last (hot at the target,
acd what they bo'h thonght was the last
phot in the pistol, and A'arble remarked
that if there was another shot in the pistol
1 e thought he conld best it. Franfc handed
him the weapon, and A'arble says he took
it, acd as he turned it towards'the mark it
went off. He did not dream that it was
loaded, and dees cot remember whether it
was cocked or not when he took it. The
ball passed through the biceps muscle of
the left arm, acd then into the chest below
the sixth rib.
He was brought home in a wagon acd
medical aid procured. There was some
difference of opinion as to where the ball Is
located. The wound was probed bnt with
out finding the leaden missile. Frank is
about twentv years cf'age, bright, active
- 1 :.u u: ?'.:-.
ai.u oouiair kiui ui asciauaies.
He died at 12 o'clock. A core
coroner's in-1
qneat found a verdict cf accidental killing. !
vi . ?3r Vf -rV "v11 1 j?!8 ,? n hcne3t Q2n anJ mlde a e00 8tiB. hich n "bed only by exter
S,,?lte?iS5!;5" II M ths faalt of Ji-n-ltreatmentrarelefttotakecare7ofthem-
mother and eisteis and the tearless grief of
the father cf poor Frank was pitiful to be
hold. They have the heartfelt sympathy
in mis, iceir darkest Hour, ot all our com
munity. This ends the most woeful trag
edy in our history.
a snoonso affaik in clay cocntv.
I Clay Center Locallst, 27.
The particulars of the tragedy were as
follows : Some time last fall, Mr . Jones,
of AVake 6ehl, lost several head of valuable
stock and had his suspicions at the time
that the thief or thieves resided in Clay
county, and lived in hopes at some time of
being avenged.
On Friday the 31t ult a party of ten or
twelve men well mounted and armed, led
by Jones as commander with J. C and S.
K. Richards, as lientcntan", left Wakefield
to do or die. As they crew near the sup
posed hiding place ci the thieves, they de
ployed to the right and left and advanced
silently, but firmly, every man kepeing a
sharp lookout. Soon a thief was seen try
ing to make his escape by hiding behind a
mound to the left of the parties. AVith a
wild yell all with the cxeeption of AV. P.
Fates charged on him. Gates prudently
staid behind, and it is said as soon as the
rest of the party was out of sight started
for AVakefield. He, however, soon saw the
thief running directly towards him closely
tollowed by the pursuing parly, l'ret,
wirh his usual caution, slipped out of tbe
saddle and ensconsed himself behind his
hone. As the thief passed he fired two
charges of buckshot, tbe thief fell, rore
again, ran a short distance and then drop
ped once more, when Richards, who had
reached tie ground, placed a revolver near
his head and fired, instantly killing one of
the worst hieves with which the country
was ever infested. An examinaticn of the
body proved that Ihe thief was no less a
character than A. AA'. Olf.
Atchison Champion, 27.
Another revolting accident, in which the
victim was himself entirely to blame, by
attempting to jump onto a rapidly moving
train, occurred on the A. & X. ye-terday.
The circumstances are, as ceir as we can
obtain them that ss the Xn. 2 freight was
passing through Brenner, a ilag station, and
ihe third station frcci Atchison, Acdrew
Lloyd, desiring to go to Troy Junction,
made an attempt to get on board, but miss,
ing his grasp, wss hurled benea h the rapid
ly movn g train. He made a desperate at
tempt lo save himself, but failed, and tbe
cruel iron wheels passed over both legs of
the unfortunate man, acd a few hours later
surgeons amputated tbe injured limbs
above the knees. The last information was
to the effect that LI jyd was still alive, al
though but faint hopes are entertained for
his recovery.
This is but another instance cf that gross
carelessness at times displayed by men
when, under ordinary circumstances, tbeir
judgment is of the best. The newspapers
are daily filled with accounts of such acts,
acd there is no excu-e for an intelligent
being vho so ruthlessly places his life in
jeopardy. Mr. Lloyd was a farmer, a gen
tleman conversant wilh the ways of the
world, and a peruer of cewspaers, acd
why he should commit such a reckhssdeed
is more thau can be conjectured. AVe can
but sympathize with the unfortunate man
in the terrible accident that has befallen
him. hoping that bis life may be spared.
We have learned since the above was in
type, that the man U dead, and that he was
on his way to a place where he could pro
cure a marriage licen-e when tbe accident
occurred. Ed J
rord County Globe, ii
Twenty-three families, numbering about
one hundred persons men, women and
children - from Zinesville, Ohio, arrived in
this city by excursion train on Thursday
last. They will settle in Mead county
Engineer Van Tromp started for Mend u
Saturday, with several members of the
party, to locatj a site lor a colony, lhefe
persons are temporarily located on the rail
raid ground, south eif the depot, where
they have erected a tent and hoard phelter.
They have brought wilh thera everything
necessary for comuicccing farming and
housekeeping, such as horse', wgon, fur
niture, poultry, etc They arc aa intelli
gent, industrious people, and will no doubt
become succepsful pioueers. AS'e are in
formed that another arrival of immigrants
Irom .lccsvills is expected soon to loin
this colony.
Ae vipited their temporary camp near
the depot yesterday, and found them lo be
a very nice-looking and clever-actirg peo
pie. However, most of the gcn.Iemtn were
ab-ent looking for land. We are under ob
ligations to the secretary, Mr. J. T. Copc
Iand for the following list containing the
names of the immigrants :
AV. I) Arter, 7 in family ; Charles Heinz,
3 in family ; AVni. Heinz ; 3 in family ; J.
T. Copeland, 2 in family ; Robert Lawson.
7 in family; A. Bennett, 5 in family ; AA'm.
Mangold 5 ; H. Lowry, G ; J. C. Lacy, 3 ;
George Pierce, 6"; I. Dickinson, single;
Wm. Bunshue, 2 : AVm. Bay, 2 ; AVni. Cline,
2; S. Ii Airs, o; J. Jobling, C; AVm.
McCarty, 7 , Geo. AVoodard, T. Slice, sin
gle, and four or five others whose name3 we
could cot learn.
Stnlcs That Srovr.
New York Herald, 21.
Some interesting facts and figures about
the population of different Slates will be
found in our article on the next census
From these we gather that cext year's enu
meration will show the greatest gains with
in a decade to have been in the States of
Illinois, ( alifornia, Kansas, Minnesota,
Texas and Florida, in the order in which
we have named thVm. Most of our intelli
gent "coplc will rub their eyes incredulous
ly at seeing Illinois as the banner State in
increase, but the wonder ceases when one
remembers that Illinois contains more
miles of railroad than any other State in
the Union, and has scarcely any land that
is not arable. California ranks next, as is
very natural, almost its entire railroad sys
tem having been developed within ten
years and placed the rare agricultural ad
vantages! of this enormous State within
general reach. Kansa, almost entirely
arable, wonderfully well watered except in
its western quarter, and ea'ily accessible,
comes next; perhsps the special induce
ments which some of her railroad com
panies have offered would he purchasers of
railway lands have helped her record.
Minnesota comes fourth, acd deservedly,
for her old reputation for superior fertility,
healthfulnesp, accessibility, intelligence and
scciety has proved to be deserved. Tens
ranks huh, in spits ol the unenviable re
pute in which some of her inhabitants
have always been held. Th.'re is in
the central portion of the Lone
Star State a body of land eqnal in
area to the whole State of New York, and
unsurpassed in fertility and rlimate by any
in the Union. Railroads have within a few
years led to the redbcovery of this long
hidden country : the discoverers have been
wise enough to remain, acd fortunate
enough to have found a native population
that rccoanized men as men. without re
gard to previous political or sectional affili
ations, lhen lollows i-iorida a State
which has all the natural resources, mines
excepted, that are peculiar to the nation,
and oilers no organized or local opposition
to new comers who mean business.
It appears, therefore, that natural ad
vantages, the means of getting at them
acd the assuracce of security for life and
property are tbe most potent icfluecces in
attracting immieratioa. Between the
States named and those from which emi
grants have gone lie other Sta'e as fertile
ss any; they ere also rich in minerals, well
watered, healthful acd sorely in need of
men and money, yet tbeir population has
scarcely increased except from within
Uan they cot understand, in tbe light of
the facts given above, why millions of emi
grants acd hundreds of millions of dollars
haye hurried across or past them?
Tbe (lid Tlmrra are 411 for Illin.
Cincinnati Times, 27.
Zich , Jack acd Don are for U. S. G.
Trio IIlsli fccnoMs of .yialne Suspen
ded for n, Year.
Chicago Journal, 2J.
The Maine Legislature has passed a bill
suspending the public high schools for one
Tbe TlUaonri Stati Treasury Emtre
Kansas City Journal, l.
The Democrats of the Mi-sDuri legisla-
tcre have made the State trpisrirr Rinhi;.
rlement a matter tn f wnfpr,Ul h te.
caucus. The result of all will be that
Hon t I'rricrro Them and Xloir to
Treat Tnem fhen Diieaitd-Bean-iy.
That .Tliicli rorcirst Prize, Only
suin Seep Some or ttirj Torturer In
Hided br. Sklti nndcalp meaen
A Vnlnublc Treattko oa Cataneou
XHicaaev by UoctorGcorze Beard.
Apart lrcm the suffering caused by skin
diseases, their influence oa the happiness
of thoe to whom a delicate and pearly com
plexion is the dearest wih of their lives is
paramount to all others. "o lady afflicted
with cutaneous eruptions, or loss of hair,
will deny that, to obtain a fair skin and
luxuriant tresses, she would gladly ex
changethe disfigurations tint now citr her
otherwise haedsume face, hands, or hair,
for other dUeases of greater severity even
danger could their existence be concealed
from the public eye. There is something
repulsive about a face covered with humor,
and all the grace of manccr and brilliant
powers of conversation cau scarcely remove
the impression produced on one "who wit
cepfes it. It is remembered whea more
important acd worthy eubjects are forgot
ten. Many aa cstirr.-ble 'ady's life has
beea emhitteied by cat-iceous affectiocs.
She imagines that every one sees and com
ments upon her looks. She avoids society
and public places, and endeavors to hide
her ta'sery in exclusion. Here the struggle
lo improve her appearance is renewed. .No
remedy is too repulsive or dan crous to be
used. Arsenic is devoured by the pound,
mercury i3 taken internally and applied
externally, tititil the leeth fattle in their
loo-eced sockets, nnd the system groans
beneath the Iosd of poisons it'is obliged to
If suph be the feelings of oni afflicted
with slight skin blemishes, what must be
the condition of tha-e suflering from salt-
rbeum, tetter, ringworm, pemphigus, woria
sis, leprosy, lichen, prurigo, and scald
head? 2so pen can fully pre-crile the tor
tures they endure. Death in may cases
might be considered a blessing. The burn
ing heat, infl immalion, acd killing oearly
impel the sufferer to do violence to himself
in order .o ecd his sufferings. I have seen
patient, tear their fl-vh with their nails un
til the blood llowed in streams. Ofhers
have told me that the7 could cut the ileh
from their limbs, so great was the agony
thev endured.
AViih a view to impart some useful infor
mation on the construction and preserva
tion of the skin, ecalp, and hair, and the
proper treatment of them when diseased, 1
have here condensed to a popular form my
previous articles on this subject.
The skin is composed of two layer', which
may be separated from each other by the
action of a blister. The thin portion,
which is raised up by the blister, is called
the scarf skin, the cuticle, or the epidermis;
that which remains in connection with the
b-nly is the fentitive tkin, the cutis, the
derma, or the true skin. La;h has
separate duties to erform The
tcwjtLin ishurny and insens b'.e, and serves
as a sheath to protect the m .re sensitive
-Ua under it. Were the scarf pfcia taken
off, we could not bear to hve anything
touch us The Otnna or trur din acd its
glands, 0il tL.W, etc., are the seat of all cu
taneous diseases. These may be separateel
ir ofour great division", viz: diseases of
the true skin, diseases of the sweat glaods
and tubes, diseases cf the oil glands and
tubes, and diseases cf the hair acd hair
That the fkin may be limber and healthy
it ls nec-sspry to have it oiled every day,
ami for this the Creator his wisely provid
ed by placing in the true skin small glands
and tube, who-e office it is io prepare and
KHir out upon the surface the proier
amount of oil. Oi same parts of the body
they do not exist, but are abundant on the
face, nose, ears, head, eyelids, etc. They
produce the war of the ears, and on the
head they open into the shea'h of the hair,
and furnih it with nature's own hair oil
or pomade. AVhen the eliu is healthy,
these little vessels arc always at work, and
constantly responding to the demands made
upon them. Cicsniuentlyno personshould
bj afraid to wash thoroughly every day
wilh hoap and water, hst, as the Boston
' Medical Journal " once taught, the skin
be injured by having the oil removed from
u. frequent wasting with pure soap
acd I have something to say
further tn clout Foap that will
be cf interest to all who desire
to preserve th skin and scalp in health
or to properly treat them when diseased
and lukewarm water, followed by brl-k
rubbing with a coarse towel, will do more
to preserve the healthy action of the oil
glands and tubes, upon which depends a
clear and wholesome, complexion, than all
the cosmetics in theVorld. But, unlortu
nately.lhe skin is not well taken care of.
Its actions, instead of being regnlar and
complete, are sluggish and imerfect, and
the contents of the oil cells awl tubes, in
stead of ilowing easily, become'hard and im
pacted, acd the vespels are not emj tied.
Sometimes the action of the gland is too
great, and oil is poured out so profusely
that the surface shines wilh it. At other
times there is so little that the skin is dry
and hard. In the hardened oily matter
that constitutes grubs are found small aci
mals, which Erasmus AViIson, the great
authority, calls "the animal cf the oily
product of the skin "
But grub? acd worms sink into insignifi
cance when cimparcd with the great skin
and scalp diseases with which thousands
are afflicted during their whole lives. That
the reader may know more about them, the
principal affections are here named, omit
lipg such as are tu,:u a of constitutional
diseases, rash, etc 1 he most important are
rheum, or eczema, tetter, n, .jworin. psoria
sis, imj-etio, leprosy, lichen, prurigo, bar
ber's itch, Jackson's itch, baker's itch,
groucu ncn, scaiu neau and elacdrull.
Towering above all others in extent, in du
ration, in suffering, is
or, tccLnicallr, eczema. AVilson divides it
into twelve species, and ethers into many
more; but it ia soCHently elear to tl e av
erage reader, and will be rccogcized by its
smfjl watery blister, about the s.'ze of a
plnhead, wherever seen. Prurigo, imtiet
io, acd soriaMs are but little behind salt
rheum in the SDflericg they came, f-cald
head is another cb-tinate affection, defying
all remed'e, destroying tLe hair, and pro
ducing great misery and suffering. The
scalp, like the skin is mbj-ct to salt rheum,
telte-, dandruff and other eruptive and eea'y
disaes, which gecerally de:roy the hair
follicles acd produce permanent baldntss.
of ditcases of the skin and scalp has been
for centuries bai-cd upon the mistaken the
ory that they are cauttd In rome impurity
of the blood. It is co n flection Uon the
medical profeseion to say that its efforts in
the cure of fkin diseases is a failure. AVhat
with mistaken theories, poisonous remedies,
and blind adherence to methods acd prac
tices originating in ignorance and supersti
tion, salt rheum, scald head acd psoriasis
flourish and increase upon systems shattered
by the epious use, both internal and ex
ternal, of mercury, and zicc, and its
influence does sometimes produce sal-rheum
a fact so well known that it is recorded
in most of the text-books as mercurial
The falsa popular notion that every af
fection of the skin, from salt-rheum totcahl
head, mu-it be treated with the so called
"blood purifiers " to be cured, has filled
many a grave. I do here assert, in the
most positive manner, that tbe vesicular,
pustular and scaly diseases above referred
t-, cannot be cured by any interna reme
dies in u-e by the medical profession, and
in this statement I am supported by the
lamentable failure of thore who attempt it.
The fact is, these disea-es are purely local,
and the day is not far distant when it will
be generally admitted by all physicacs.
They have no connection with th blood.
I have known salt rheum to cover the body
after undue exerciie, or sudden immersion
in cold water. The true caue of these skin
diseases musr be looked for in a derange
ment ot the secretory and excretory totes
and vessels of the true skin. I defy any
member of any medical rchool of practice,
to cure salt-rheum, or psoriasis, or pemphi
gus, cr imptigo, solely with internal rem
edies. And yet, "Purify the blood!" is
'he cry of the doctors. "Parity the blood !"
is echoed ty qaack-Jtcd charlatans, until
the popular cry, ia season and ont
of seaon, is Blood purifiers! blood purifi
ers! while the seat of all the trouble, the
diseased oil glands, tubes and vstlj of lie
eelTts. How ranch suffering, how much
ml-cry has been enstd by this peasc!es3 acd
cruel cu-toni of the graybeards of the pro
fession no pen can fully portray.
In imitation of his masters, ths patent
medicine man has been abrori and scat
tered his
"dock," "dandelions'' and "SARSAPA-
thro3gto.it the length acd breadth of the
land Every d;y some new aspirant for
fame and fortune comes forward with his
universal derange r and destroyer cf the in
tricate system of digestion and absorption,
called "Mood purifier," which upon analy
sis will be more likely to be foucd a U&1
poistr.es; and the credulous stand ready to
swallow gallons of it at enormous pricey
only to find themselves worse in the end.
Of what are these tuz-cect Icokicg
"docks" and "dandelions," popularly called
"blood pnrifcrs" and "altcraivco" by ihe
medical books composed . Ihe active in
gredient that i, the one 'upoaed to cure
is either mercury cr arsenic. Out cf
seventeen prescriptions denominated "alter
natives," taken from a standard medical
works, eight contained mercury in the form
of corrosive sublimate, the protoiodile, and
the blue pill, five arsenic, three iodine all
corrosive poisons. For four hundred j ears
mercury has been the sheet anchor nf
the regnlar practitioner, and aren-c
the main stay of the special
ist. It is not be, expected that the produc
tions of quacks acd patent-medicine men
are any better. So much for internal rem
dies. AVhile the blood is being purified O
by the internal administration of poison (!i
tbe good work is often hastened forward,
where the subject is a skin di-ease, by the
external application of ointments acd
salves acd solutions, in every ca-c contain
ing a virulent toison. Referring to the
same "standard" medical work, we find that
these are directed to be prepared from
(mercury !), white precipitate (mercury")
red precipitate (mercury'!'), citrine oint
ment (mercury !'!'), prussic acid, arsenic,
zicc, sulphur, lead, creosote, and opium as
suits thp laccy or pr. juJice ol the physi
cian. Here is the whole list in the exact
order in which they are given ; not one is
ommittcd. A'erily there is a Providence
watching over us else how could we survive
such treatment This is the course pur
sued by the average pracliocer and advo
cated by most of the tchools of medicine.
But a little light is being thrown upon
the darkness that nas surrounded the intel
lect of the past. To a few German and
French physicians and specialists we owe
what true progress we are making at the
pre.-ent time in the cure of obstinate affec
tions of the scalp and skin. They teach and
prore that diseases of the skin
and scalp cannot be cured
by internal treatment. External reme
dies are the only hope. It is as reasonable
as that we should treat a sore finger ss we
are accustomed to. Why should the sys
tem be deluged with mercury when, as
everybody knows, jierfect digestion and as
similation make pure blood, and poision
will not do it? AVhy should the digestive
organs he paralized, the stomach nauseated,
the whole cour-e of digestion and alsor
lion upset, when a pimple makes its ap
pearance because of the imrcrfect action of
the oil glands and tubes, or when the sys
tem is taxed to su-tain life under some ter
rible skin disease? It is thefarhion; it is
part ol our education, and it is useful to
both doctors and their imitators. Habits
and customs (cot reason at.d common
secse) with invisible fingers lead uj by the
It must not be supposed, however, that
because I ro stoutly assail the internal ad
ministration of medicine for tbe cure of
skin and scalp diresses that I do no' ap
prove of proper internal remedies as as?it
anls when the pulse is full, the system fev
erish, the skin hot acd dry, the tocgue
coated, tbe liver torpid, the bowels consti
pated, or when the system, as in many
case", is debilitated and weakered by the
presence of the virui'of icrofuls, or when
the constitution has been shattered by ma
larial and anti periodic fevers and prostrat
ing contagious diseases. Oa the contrary, I
do most heartily recommend them, because
I know there is suoh thing as purifying
enriching, and strengthening the blood
But I do so as assistants always.
The force cf my medication acd that
of every snecessfu! practitioner must be di
reeled to the seat of the trouble, the skin or
sc ilp surface. It is the dishonest part of
tins mood-puriber business that 1 condemn.
The poisonous remedies, born of ignorance
and cupidity, thus foisted Uon an innocent
public I mean to pursue until I have
driven them out of existence.
If I have appeared severe upon my
brcttpren of the medical profession, I have
not been unjust towards physicians who
adhere to practice at variance with rea-on
and common sense, and, withal, lamentable
failures. I'ercicious doctrines, like cancers.
must be removed root and branch, though
jeme blocd be spilled in the operation.
I have passed thrru;h all the various
modes of practice current amopg medical
men. acd have arrived at thee conclusion:
1. That the vesicular acd rcaiy forms of
skia diea'cs herein referred to cannot lie
cured by internal remedies, as principals.
They are not of themselves diseases of the
blood, but of the oil glands, lubes, and cells
of the true ekin. i Thev are curable en
tirely by external remedies, as principals,
if the properones are appli.d, wilh or with
out the a'pistacrc of internal remedies, de
pendent ufon the constitutional symptom
pre-ect. To find the projier occs "has been
a weary tak. I here a--ert that no oint
meet, fcalve, cerate, lo'ion, or c m
p'.nnd, f r external application
io be Lurd in the materia ciru.ta of the
schools and colleges of medicii.es, and there
are thousands of them, will certainly cure a
case of chronic salt rheam,poriasis, or lep
rosy. no, not even dandruff and simple
pcaly affections. I have trie I them with
all the crre and acd experience suggested
by a liberal education, but with uuiform
failure in every case, as to stecific curative
properties. Hccce, when Messrs. AVeeks &.
Potter, Chemists and Druggists, of Boston,
informed me that for eight years they had
been experimenting in distillation acd had
succeeded in preparing from original sub
stances never, they believed, before ued ia
medicine, a preparation that they consider
ed an infallible cure for every kind of ekin
disease proper (meaning the vesicular and
scaly), from chronic salt-rheum to dand
ruff, I felt boned in ju-tice to suffering bu
manity to test the truth of this statement,
and either indorsed cr exposed it, ia it
proved worthy or unworthy. Accordingly,
I received a quantity of the remedy, and
was made familiar with the mode of pre
partion. 'I he name given this remarkalde
product is Cuticura, from cutis, the skin,
and cura. a cure a skia cure. In practice
I foucd it procure wocderful curative
properties as they exist in no other remedy
to be found in the preparations of the day.
Vegetable products hitherto obotainable by
chemical manipulation yielded to the pro
cess adopted by them. Their extraction by
distillation in the frrm of vapor, and
condensation to the cxicsV.ency of jelly,
form a process racking as a remarkable
discovery worthy a conspicuous place in the
history of medicine acd pharmacy.
Cuticnra, when cscd as directed, is won
derfully adapted to soothe and heal the
most inflamed surface, to allay itchingsacd
irritations, to eleaese acd purify the pores
of the skin, and restore to healihy and reg
ular action the oil glands, tubes," and cell',
uponwhose perfect action depend the pres
ervation of a healthy skin and restoration
when diseased. It does not evaporate until
the temperature is raised to more than
double that of the body, and hecce is not
dissipated by heat, but remains on the skia
until completely absorbed. It does not Le
come rancid or spoil on exposure in any
climate. It will be as fresh, fragrant,
soothing acd healing fifty years hence as it
is to-day. Contrast this with the
horrible salves acd ointments of
the present time. Iu fragrant ndor is
no more grateful than is its agreaable taste,
cr, le it known, co remedy ia better adap
ted to cire affectiocs of the throat and
lurgi than Cuticurr.
Having been charmed, I must confess,
with the icsults of my aaa'ysis of this cew
product, my next step was to demonstrate
its value ia the treatment of the great skin
affectiocsmsnally considered incurable. I
know that every word I cow vrite
in tLe breast of many a life-long infferer.
Can I, in a broad and Christian spirit,
without prejudice, without reservation, say
to these afflicted. Here, in this great natural
remedy, is a speedy snd permanent cure ?
AA'ith a just sense cf the responsibility I as-
mine, I say, I can. There does not exist
j eve of chronic salt-rheum.scald-head.dacd-
iu.i oi lAiniug eruption, inai aticura may
not cure, unless the recuperative powers of
of the oil glands and tubes are destroyed
forever. Oae application to the severest
case brings a pleasurable relief impossible
to ciedit. It is so soothing, so penetrating,
so healing, and withal so geatle and sate,
that before the patient is aware, healthy
action seU in and a cure begins.
My first case was one of salt-rheum of
fif'een years' duration, and extending over
three qusrters of the body, including the
face acd hands. Thousands of dollars had
been sjent on this casj. Europe had been
visited. Speciali.-ts of Continental reputa
tion had grown fat on it, without so much
ss aflordin rtl'.ef so that he could enjoy a
full night's re-st. I cured it in three weeks
entirely and completely. My next was
an infact two years old, born with humor
of the face and pcalp thai resisted every
farm of treaticeot. I cured it in a fev
days with Cuticura. I mention thus cn-e
more for the purpose of illustrating the
soothing acd quieting influence cf this
preparation. lie never scratched the affec
ted parts after the first application, bnt
scerred contented and willing to let things
take their course. A ectldhead, that had
resisted the treatment of one of our noted
specialists on the skin, and which was
rapidly destroying the hair, was complete
ly cured by me in four weeks, solely with
Cuticura, costing the patient one dollar,
which he paid for a large box. Eczema of
the palms of the hands and of the ends of
the fingers, very difficult to treat, and usu
ally considered impossible of cure, was
cured in every cas.
I have h d a great many cases of smill
patches of tetter and salt-rheum on the
noje acil at the sides of the face, in the
palms of the hands, and at the ends of the
fingers, heads covered with dandruff and
scaly eruptions, all of which I have cured
with Cuticura, acd that rapidly acd per
manently, with co other remedy than the
Cuticura Kesolvent, which by its purifying
action cooled tho system, rendered the liver
and kidneys active, the blocd pure and
strengthening, and controlled thee dis
turbances: of the organs of digestion acd
assimilation, wh?n tound to be prevent acd
interfere with the comple'e success of ex
ternal treatment. One of the last caes I
treated in the course of my experiments
wilh Cuticura was for a small groupof
vesicles of salt rheum on the nose, ju-t at
the side of tbe nostril. The patient was a
man forty years of age. I said, "That is
trifling, acd will soon disappear." "Tri
lling; as it may seem," said he, "it has cost
me over a thousand dollars, acd there it is
yet " I gave him a bottle of Cuticura,
which retails for one dollar, and it cured
loss or nun,
fn thousands of cases, is due entirely to
some form of scalp disease. Seventy five
per cent, of thenumberof bald heads might
he covertd with hair by a judicion ue of
Cuticura. It is the most agreeable aa well
as the most effective hair restorer I ever
saw. All others that I have examined are
simply dnssings and dyes without any
specific medical properties for the cure of
llrhing and pcaly diseases 'hat inflame and
irritate the scalp acd hairglandsacd lubes,
cau-irg premature baldness.
'I he specific action of Cuticura in thi
cure of burns, scalds, bruiseo, cuts, festers,
pile, acd itching piles, demonstrates moie
fuily its healing properties than anything
I can Biy of it.
Other aff.ctions of the surface, but cot
proerly skin diseases, such as
aliscesses, milk leg, fever sores, erysirolas
sores, old sores and discharging woueds,
boils, carbuncles and blood impurities,
which manifest Ihemsclves by hursucg
through the skin acd eating deep into the
flesh, when treated internally by the lie
solvent acd externally wilh the C uticura,
rapidly heal acd disappear.
Iet me stop here a moment to pay tri
bute to a justly celebrated remedy for im
purities of the blood and circulating fluids
I mean the Cuticnra Kesolvent, a power
ful vegetable purifying agent, l! is tfce
remedy that I now use in all cocditiens rf
the system where an internal remedy is
needed to asist the Cuticuri to a complete
acd permanent cure, or when the tit cd is
corrupted by scrofula or malarial jhumjds.
My article woubl not be complete w it
out further Trnpressing the ncce-sity cf fre
quent washing of the skin acd scalp with
soap, using plenty of soap. AVhether the
skin orcalp is diseased or healthy, do cot
be afraid of soap. It will assist all uher
remedies if diseased, and preserve and
freshen the healthy skin. Too much ig
norance prevails as to its value in Urn
preferva.ion of the skin and ecalp. On this
siitj-ct Messrs. AVeeks t Potter say
From the first we feared that Cuticura
nii.ht fail, or its effects be neutralized in
many cases by the use of impure and oia
OCOU.S soap. Since in the treatmect of cu
taneous acectiocs it was a daily, alruit
hourly necessity, we attempted to prepare
from Cuticura a sosp having in a midititd
form all its medical proierties that wouut
be what we might call with pride a skin soap
in the truest sense of the wonts, acd at the
same time have its medical ingredients n,
n lined acd purified that the would tpe
visible only in their curative effect. 1
this combination it wan proposed to add ihe
choicest flower odor, ihat it might at tie
same time charm with its refreshing fra
gracce. Every effort to produce this de
sidaratcm failed acd it was abandon-.)
The matter of soap was left unprovided
for. To show how important those who
were using the Cuticura and in constam
reed of sjap regarded this article.it is only
necessary to say that we were beet with in
quiries as to ' what soap was pure,' wlut
' would we recommend,' etc., until we were
forced to again undertake the preparatt i
of the Cuticura Soap, this time with a de
termination to succeed. The result of our
labors: we may justly claim to have been
succe-sful in ihe highest degrev, resultiag
in the production of the purest acd mo
bffective skia soap ever before tLe public,"
C.iticura Soap, appropriately named a'
ter the great remedy from which it draws
its rurative properties, is of a delicate nat
ural yreen cofo showing its wholesome
vegetable origin. Its emollirct, soolhii.i;
aiid healing action is the same . Cuticura,
culd in a modified form. AVhile it cancot
take the place of the latter in the treatment
of obstinate skin and pcalp affection",
it may ably assist it at every
stage, acd U positively indis
rensable in most cases. Iu E-edin-nal
ingredients are so refined acd perfused
of grews or inert matter that they art
known to lie present only by their grand
curative effects, while it fragrance, unsur
pasted by tbe best Parisian products; pi e-
it foremost among the finest toilet soaps jet
produced. Added to iU many attractions
is the low price at which it is supplied to
all. It is in every resect a pleasing con
trast to the filthy products prepared from
the refufc of sinks, vats, hotels, hospitals,
and recdericghon?es, reeking with putre
scence and animal parasites and the germs
of contageous diseasfs, and innocently la
belled "p,kin soap." In recommending it as
an assistant to Cuticura, as well as for 'he
preservation of the skin of icfints, ofgtn
tlernea who shave, acd there who de-ire
fresh and wholesome skin acd scalp, I but
fill to the trim the measure of aij duty lo
the public.
I kcow that what I have written ia these
columns will bring
and I mean it shall. I want to make Ihv
happy who, by reason cf theee affections
acd diseases, have teen unhappy ; apt! that
I may do so, I freely proclaim the virtues
of the Cuticura remedies, acd as long as
gocd catured editor? gract me space in their
papers I rrean to do o. And as long as
Messrs. AVeeks & Pctter can furnish them at
a price within the reach of all who need
them, there must be less suffering from
these intolerable disorder than ever before.
Let me say, in conclusion, what I have be
fore io often said, Cuticura, assisted by the
Besolvent acd soap, will cure scalp and
skin diseases that have defied the Ekill and
resources of the able-t physicians. I have
demonstrated it to be true. A grand cura
tive blessing is thus substituted for death
dealing poisons. Mercury, arsenic, zicc
acd lead, acd a thousand acd one other
revolting, poisonous, acd senseless things
prescribed by ignorance and superstition
must cow sick into obscurity before the
wonderful healicg power of Cuticnra. As
a man, I recommend it to my fellow-men
as a physician, indorse it to the profession;
as the friend of humanity, I rejoice at the
discovery, acd proclaim it to the world for
tho benefit of mackicd.
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