Newspaper Page Text
THE LEAVENWORTH WEEKLY TIMES
LEAVENWORTH KAKSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 13. 187.). NUMBER I, -258, Ccnj-crtsUve, Fstaifitnel ti I DK. Antbtnj Januilj 180I J pyr wTfTT ri"T l' T Tiii'iirTTgnyt t r TTwifcnwnwMr - 1$ i rK O alwiuft nns THURSDAY, MARCH, 13. 1S79. A IMtOIJD VICTHKV. Every man who hag a regard for the good name of Kansas, will Cad reason for re joicing, in the elispa.ch which accoucces that the enemies of Senator Invalid, after laboring diligently throughout the whole Heerion of the Legislature, and raking all the moral slums of Kansas and a part of Missouri for some shadow of evidence wbereith tobUcken his character, have been forced to bring in a report fully ac-e-nittirg him of the charge which they themselves had preferred against him. A committee, rai-ed by his enemies, app-intcd by a Shaker whose Mile niis-ion in the Legislature was to "fight Ingalls," and conipoed in the ma jority of men vho were bitterly oppo-td to Ingalls, afier making the most thorough feirch for corruption have J been forced to acknowledge that the only corruption they found w:n Kinong their own friend, and to brnig in a report exonerating Mr. leg ills, and testifying to his integrity. Such a re Btilt, under such circumstances, ia one of the proudest victories that any man ever achieved. WHY Is THIS I'll CHI A National Cheese Convention i in ses sion in Chicago, and yet George T. lingers ii Toptka. l.M'lllSS III M.VN. Express companies, are declining to fur ther extend their bu-ines to the traif pe tition of men, women and childrtn' Anion.' the reasons civen is that the mes sengers hive all that they can do watching o'her articles without soothing maniacs, cirrying around invalid, and cursirg bibies. Tin: i: i it a i.s.io. Mr. Hewitt stales that a a business mn he looks upon an extra eession of Congress as a mi-fortune; that the business interest ' of the country will so regard it; tint thev "wanted Congrei to go in jaoe," and to leave them undistuibed by the fierce parti siii strife which, in existing circumstances, an extra session implies i:i.t.l Tltlf I.II.IITsi. Two sys teuis of elee'ric lighting appara tus were nn exhibition last Monday in Bos ton, one leingfhown in Muic Hall and the other in th Chanib-r of the Board of Al derman ; and the 7ifrssys there was a general opinion lint neiiher care was the jirac icab'.lity nf n-c in small roon. demon Htrated The glare and ilicVerine in b-th cases were ipiite painful to the eye, and a Bne of relief was exjArienced Hhen"the lights went out." iiii.i.s Miiiiii kaii.i:i. Amorg the bills which failrd to pass Cjngr-s at the recent ses-dou were the fol loin: The Presidential Election, the' Geneva A ward, the Sngir Tariff, the Steam- b-at, the Inter State Commerre, the It-il ', way Telegraph bill ; the bill to punish ! frauds at national elections; alro the Na tional Quarantine bill, and eiuite a nuiulier i CiTTiT of others quite as important as any that ' in one breath blown sway. iassed. A latge number of private relief j The result proves exactly what The bill pasid, but the number of important j Times said at the firt, that the whole pro bills that failed far exceeds the number of ceeding was base and malicious without ore thore enacteel. ette: iv.atii.n Tilt: lien sc In rrg'rd to the organization of the nxt Hou-e, a rejKirt comes from W.ii-hington to the effect that the GrtcnbacVers have proposed to the Kepublicans that they will vote Jor Judge Kell.y for Seaker, if the Republicans will ncminate him, and will allow the commutes to be composed by the Republican caucus, rith the exception of three, provideel the greenbackers can name the Clerk, and one half the employes of the Hcue, and the sele-ct Committees on Ways and Meanrs. I! inking and Currency, and Coinage, Weights and Measures. emi or tiii: v.Mii:itiin.T nun. The Yandeibilt will case has been brought to an end through a compromise. The consideration is tli- payment by Wil liam II Yandftbilt of i'l.OOOOOO each to his brother, Corneliu-, and his si'ter, Mrs. LeRau. with cots ol the ruit, which is i withdrawn, along with all its charges, and specially the charges of "undue it fluecce" held against the widow of the late Com modore. All the other heirs have been ealii-fied, anil numerous beneficiaries by memoranda, left by the testator with Wil liam H. Yanderbilt, will receive their full claims. Tin: oi.n noi.i.nr. Standard rilver dollars are accumulating ia the United States Treasury at tb rate-of about sixty thousand daily, and this in crease, added to what is on hand, will make some thirty-five or forty millions by Janu ary. This fact, trgether with the huge appropriations cf Cocgress, has brought the Treasurer to the conclusion that there dol lars must It? paid out on salaries, checks, etc. He says it would CiUe tall swearing, and a good deal of it, but with the Trea sury threateneel with deficiency, he thinks this is no time to keep revtral millions in silver hoarded and the stock accumulating at the rate of a million acd three quartets monthly. The Treasurer was to have had a consultation with Secretary Sherman en the f ubject yesterday, and an attempt will ht made to adopt a plan by which silver dollars will be paid out as fast as coined, two millions monthly. imtv a ew i.ivr.n.s vteit,. We publish in another column an artie'e from the St. Louis GUH'I)cmtra: referring to the very petty manner in which certain lawyers swindle their clients. That paper tays that in St. Louis the more unprincplcd lawyers put their advertising in cewspa- .- ! which will pay them a commission. k lTie saice practice is carried on here. "We aave receives! several proposals frotn law yers saying that they would give us their advertising providing we would allow them s rebate of 20 or 25 per cent and seme times they ask half the amount of the bill. The Times charges a certain reasonable price for its advertising, jut -what it is worm, ana uu muir, anu neTcr allows a lawyer or agent any commission. If that class of people prefer to insert their adver tisements in sheets of questionable charac ter and of tmall circulation where the notice desired to be given by law, will prob ably never be seen they are at perfect lib erty to do so, if their clients allow such an imposition and cheat. nnvru or clihg rcikritt. Elihu Burritt, well known for nearly a half century as "the learned blacksmith," died st his residence near7ew Britain, Connecticut, yesterday. He was born, at the same place, in December, 1810, and hence was a -little oTer eixty-eight years old. He was master of a large number of languages, and was well known as a acholtr and philanthropist in nearly all portions of .the civilixd world. He went to England in 1616, and there organized the "League I of Universal Brotherhood," whose object was "to employ all legitimate means for the abolition of war throughout the world." He was for several years American consul at Birmingham, andre'.urced to the United States after a residence of about twenty-five years in England. He published a consid erable cumber of books and lectures, but was bet known as a philologist. He has been in leeble health for same time past, and his death is therefore not a mat ter of surprise. TIIGPUMTMA OFTIIKIMirjilliET Cabinet officers say that the Itej ublicans cf the country need have no fear about the attitude of the President should the Demo crats ini-t upon the repeal of the election laws at the sacrifice of appropriation bills. They siy that the President will take his po-ition on this subject in the message he will send to the new Congris", and will no tify them that he will not lie intimidated or tr fi d with. Secretary Sherman says that if th-I'emccrats insist upon repeal there will be a prospect of a continuous session from the lSih of March next till the 4th of March, 1S1, before the President will yield, but the iinprcetion is gaining ground that Senators iiayard, Whyte, Hill, Kf man, and other Democrats in both houses who do not approve of mcli revolutionary pro coding as Bck and Thurman propose, will assert themselves and force Congress into decency. THETKru:T jnnJM:xi'isxrr: As we noticed in these columns a few days ago, New York is moving in the direc tion of doing something to abate or, at least, to mitigate the tenement home nuisance. New York is said to be in a worse I condition than London. It is ststed that oOO 000 of the population of New York live in tenement boue, some of - hich are five, fix or seven stories high, with but one com mon f nlrance for all. Iirge numt-erof lhese houses are destitute of every appli ance for comfort. In some parts of tLe city the population is 2 000 to a block, and in single h- uses as many a fifty families have lt-en found In one ward of thecilv ti xj illation U 32GO0 to the acre One block contains Til tenement hnn-es, havirg ."19 fniilies, representing S.S-'C erons Dj the Chinese do wore ? Saven-tenths of the deith" which occur are in the'e over crowdel localities, and forty-six rr cent, of the deaths are children under five years ofrg-. Sixty per c?nt. of the arrests are from occupants of the tenement houe. Should an epidemic break out, its remits might lie appaling. The problem is a ?e r"ous one. lUTi; a.m 'ii.ie:i: KAii-fi. Our readers who have elay by day been advised of the progress of the investigation of the late Senatorial elcc'ion will see by the spec! 1 tel-'eram on our first paj;e from Toeka that the report of the committee fully fii-tains what The Timis has said from the first. Th report of a mtjjrity of the commit tee fully exbonerates Senator Ingalls. Mr. Hall, a bitter partisan Democratic trader pliant tool of Pang and the Kansas City T.otm thinks theie may have been some tbiog wrore with one of the memliers and that i all. The blowing and terrific charges of Pane and the Kansas Citv Tint's are all particle of evidence to warrant the appoint ment of the e-ommittee. The effect eif the investigation and the report will lie to tamp Pargborn as the lowest, dirtiei-t, i lying elog that ever poiluteil tho soil of Kanfs, and will rflord a lesion to all future legislatures to avoid contact with him, as they would the nake ard the skunk. Our State hv been di-graced by him and those who have ued him as their mouth peice. and we trust this is the last time the skunk will ever be tolerated in elecent so ciety. The members of the legislature who have been weak enoiigh to follow this ctci ture, ought by this time, to be disgu'teel with themselves and will probibly now be rcadv to swear thpr never knew him. M"v rlt Ie;.l.i.s. In the coming Continsi the Democrats will have a maj irity in both branches, and it is a matter of congratulation to Republi can", nil over the country, that the Repub lican parly is. rei relented, especially in the Senate, by cd many of its able and solid men, and it is a matter of special pride to the people of Kansas that among the ablest and most prominent of Republican Senators, ranks the senior Senator from this State. Mr. Ingalls is regarded not only in Kan sas but throughout the whole country, ra one of the foremost members of the Senate, and as seen in the light of present events his defeat by the unholy combination made again-t him last winter would have been regarded by Kpublicans in all portions of the Union, as little less than a calamity. No member of the United States Senate, during one term's; service, ever made for himself a better or wider reputation than Mr. Ingalls lis gVintd during the nix years thtt he has occupied a seat in that body, and no Kanas Henx. tor ever before enjoy ed such a favorable to sition in the Senate and b- Ijre the conn try. Though unknown to the public, be yond his own Slate, at the beginning of his first term, his name is cow fa miliar to the people of the whole natioi as oae of the ablest men cf the R;publican party, and one of those upon whom the prople rely for defeating and frustrating the mischievous tchtmeJ of the opposi tion. He enters upon hi second term of ser vice with renewed and increased strength His election, over the combination of place hunters acd spoil-wckers arrayed against, him in the late campaign brought forth congratulatory messages from hundreds of the most prominent men of the country, who regarded his re election as a victory fjr talent over plunder, and .for worth anl competency over hatred and malice. The triumphant vindication that he has now just received, from the hands cf his opponents, by coating out unccathed from one of the most infamous attempts ever made to ir jare the character of any public man, is also a source cf congratulation to Republicans in all parU of the country. The prestige of re election, and the ad vantage derived from his six years exp eri dace.will caure Mr. Ingalls to be recogniisd hereafter as one of the leidicg sena tors upon the Republican side; he will be ranked with Conkling, Blaine and Ei munds; the sphere of his usefulness will be accordingly enlarged, and he will be able to accomplish much more for his state in the future than he has accomplished in the pa't. True to the interests of hia State, true to the interests cf the country, and true to the principles of his party, Kansas has reiscn to be proud cf the pou tion he occupies as one of the most able, most prominent and most useful members of the United States Senate. Tte Old Han Hit ihe Bnltti eje, Cincinnati Commercial- Zich Chandler wag the first man who spoke the word with the hickory bark on it about Jeff Dariava THE IMJIIAS. Another Indian war is among the proba bilities of the near future. Everything, cf j course, depends on the weather, is the red ' men sever leave the itgercies until the spring season is bo far advanced that they can be comfortable without Government aid. "tiiiJmkpoht We publish elsewhere the msj itity report of the investigating committee of the Leg islature the same that was adopted by the TT .! T : ;.- ...r-l. House yesteruay. awu ujiuuuij t-wa , were submitted, but of course, amount to -AiLtn A.nA ttiA mirtitr rprnrt wfl adopted. vnTiii-.i it.vMiitiipr l rV. Galveston. Texas, wants to follow the ex ample cf Mempli', acd "throw up her j hand." A petition to the State Legislature J is beirg numerously signed, praying for the j abolishment of the City Charter and the ap-1 pointment of three administrators to take I charge of the afTiirs of the municipality, under the Eupervi-ion of the County Court. J the LCITCU Call- II its We learn from the Chicago Ur Ote-inr Washirg'on special that the bill increasing the pay cf letter carriers, U not to bj in ojcrative, as was at iir-U rerxjrted, on ac count of a clerical error. The dispatch says : ltlstjnMhat thTeMn apparant Bmblit nliy In plinth tu ttm bill, but the I'osUm -terUeii'ral will coinitiuu It s It whs tutpn fletl.nnd will lucrease the - of carriers ac coiJIrgly. TlliSTimUIH.Ir OF KUSI. Ill the midst of frequently recurring Niliilb-t plots with which the Russian au thorities are on'tantly confronted, it is now slid that political dircussion has bro ken cut near the throne, and that the Czir and Crirowitch are at loggerheads on some important question of State jxilicy. Te story cotr.es from Berlin tint the htir-ap-parcat is under furveilance, and not allowed to leave the palate, lest fome intrigue r-hould b t on foot ia oppo-ition to the Czar's desiree. TIIKCO.I. Hll.l. IMSSt-.P. Mr. Gable's bill for i-iuking a coal shaft at the penitentiary pas-ed the Senate jeB terday. Having passed the House several days ago, it cow only lacks the Gov ernor's signature to become a law. This is a measure of genuine importance to tLe whole State, but it is eficially important to Leavenworth, and promise, to be of greater value to cur lecal interest Ihsn any other law that has been passed for years. It will solve the coal question, and guar antees cheap fuel to Leavenworth snd her manufacturers. piti.n.t Tiou: i.viiii:sri: r nurii. The report of the investigilicg ccrctnit tee was resd in the Legislature Friday af ternocn, and was publUhed in the Kansas City T.njn the next morning. The report, with the evidence published crcupied twelve solid columns, in small tyf. It was not possible for the rorref jicndent of the Timet to have copied i, or fr the conirosi tore cf the jfime to have fft it up, in the time that tlapcd between the resdirg of the report and ihetime of i-suirglhepai'er. A rapid writer weiuld require at least two full days in which to copy it. Hecc it is clear that the committee, pretending to keep its report secret, allowed thp whole matter to be in the hands of theTe'n.es correspondent for at least two days. Mr. Hall, the Democratic member of the com mute?, is charged with this treachery, but the chairman e.f the committee, Mr. Rin dolph, being the custodian cf the papers and documents, is held retonsibV. Can be explain how it is that euch favors, de nied to the Republican press cf Kansas, are extended to a Democratic partr in Misouri, and extendi to the lying scoundrel in violation of their oaths? These coaspiritors do not hesitate at perjury, Tin: spi:ki:uiii i. The most exciting que.-liou cow before the country is the approachirg fiht for the speakership cf the House. All ac counts from Washington agree that this contest is now the all she r'jirg tpic at the Capital, but the r.ew members of Congress ate rather slow in arriving, and the old ones all have their minds made up, hence there is cot much progress made. As an offset to the assertion of Miller, of Ters, that he and four other Democrats will never vote for Randall, even though their refusal to support him should elect a Re public in, it is reported that Morse, of Matsichusetts, has declared that he and several other Democrats, have as firmly determined that they will never vote for B'ackburn, or any other ex-confederate. He says that the Democrats of his section cf iha country have cot yet been educated up to the idea of electing nn ex-rebel to the speakership, and that if the contest narrows itself down to a fight be tween a rebel and a Republican, he and several other northern Democrats of his acquaintance, can be counted on as siii- porting the R'publ'can, all the time. The Itr-(kcnn correspondent, always well in formed in relation to aflairs at the Capital, savs it is a matter of great con cern to the leaders of both parties where the Greenbackers are going to get the twenty-one votes they claim in the next Houre. The election return, as reported by standard authorities on political statis tics, give the Greenbackers fourteen men, as follows: Korsythe, of Illinois; De la Matyr, of Indiana; Weaver and Gillett, of Iowa; Ladd acd Murch, of Maine- Foidt of Missouri; Smith, of New Jersey; Rus stll, of North Carolina; Kelley, Yocum, and Wright, of Pennylvani; Jones, of Texas, and Barlow, of Yermont. Of these Kelley and Barlow are certain to act with the Republicsns, acd Wright with the Democrats, leaving tLe number cf Green backers at eleven, although at the recent meeting of Greenbackers at Washington both Barlow acd Wright took part But a prominent Greenback leader sta'ed a few days ago that if an opportunity came when the new party could assert itself, they were certain of votes of the fourteen gentlemen named, and also the following: Singleton and Stevenson, of Illinois; Sneer, Feltor, and Person', of Georgia; Lowe, of Alabama, Sawyer, of Missonri, which ccmpletes the list of twenty-one. Kelly is tLe only man who will thus be drawn from the Republi can ranks, which will leave the composi tion of the House; D.mocrats, 140; Re publicans, 126 ; National Greenback ers, 21; TaDancies, 6. Total, 203 There is one Republican seat (Smith, cf New York) and one Democratic seat (Schleicher, of Texas), vacant by death This is the Greenback calculation, and they proceed to tkow that, with 141 membeis necessary to constitute a quorum, they can dictate the organization to either party, acd will accept the best bargain. TLe Democrats have sent messengers to inter cept some of the doubtful men which is the best evidence of their lack of confidence. A Claim ibai will fee BUpnt-diaa Ores! .Hmur Qnarlera.. (Globe-Democrat, C) SL Louis ii entitled to the blue ribbon for the three most useless members of the Forty.fif ti CoBcrees. A Klcc OiiCiiiiic fnr Debt It liter Kliu bill. (Kansas City Journal, e ) Now there's an opportunity for Kimball, the church debt raiT, to di-tingnih him self. Let him tackle the SO 000,000 short age of Bishop I'urcell, of Cincinnati. Ttic e;ood I'm I of nr. llandair precti. Clilraso Times J The one sentence of lh speech which will ha greeted with applause snd delight all over the country W3S the closing one : "This House stands adjiurned without day." A Ureal Tral ! I-.teriltiliijr Out Re liglon. Chlcigo Tilbcne, T.J Justin D Fulton "said last Sunday thit there was too mucL co 7rdire in the pulpit There is a srreat deal cf everything in tte pulpit, it teems, hot ie-liaion. DenlU ol luo Kiuliicnl !ltrTiii'r. l1ilcago Trlbuae, T, Two deiths cccuried jcerday among the Riman Catholic clc gv in Wis oisin the Wry Kev. Martin Kii'di?, V;car-Gen-eral of Milwaukee, acl 7' ; and the Kev. Fatln-r Louis I)el. "f S. Pa rick's Church, Fond du Lac, aged 57. fttie MKiiiMlriKt ! Him. Iliwheye. "Whit does your hu-lund do?'' asked the cn-us man." "He ain't doiu' nothing at this tim" ot the year." replied the young wife. "Is he a paurer?"' a-ked the census man. Sh blushed scarlet to the ears. "Law me !"' she exclaimed, somewhat in digently. "We ain't been married n-ore'n six weeks." Mo Onl-lite- lliilclom at llinl S.lr. Manhattan Knterpri-sf, 7.1 What Kiley county may roree to: The people of Scotland county, Missouri, are resisting the payment of iuterrt on certain railroad bonds. Jud-ments were obtained in the United Slates di-trict court, nud per sonal property of tax-pajers was levied npon acd brought to sale the other diy. The judge of the county writes that at Ihe sale there were no out-ide bidders, aril that owners bought in their horses, mnln acd other stock at from five to ten ctnts per head. Hon' l.HTMrri lieal Tneir riic.i' 1st Louis Globs iKmucrat, , I there is any wrong in tht system of legal adverti-ing, as at pre-ent conducted, it is in the habit of lawyers elemandinj: and recrivirg a "rebate" on "11 advertising bills piid bv their clients. Newspapf rs like the OlXt-Donotn t will not allow any rebite, but there ere trilltrg roccems, with i-mall circulation, which will, acd the lawyers patronize there in order to make :i msll sum at the expen-e of their cli-iiH. The clients have to piy full rate-", but in order to set a "rebate' for thenirelves, ll e law yers go to newspapers which elo not value their space very highly, and are willing to divide. AKok ol Smile iililt.rli!e .imciii I title. Washington Sredal to Intcr-Occan.T The Cleik of the Ibni'e his received some suggest! jus regarding the illegality cf the last Conarei-ional rlec'i us in Iowa, a matter that was thor- tidily di-cii'-rd at the time it cecurrnl. The State Constitu tion requires elections fjr Cong! itch to bi held in Uctobbr, while Congress pi-seil an act requiring all the Statie. except in rer tain ca-es, to lie held in Novenibr. '1 he Iowa Congressmen were elected in O;tob-r, tint it isi not believed that Clerk Adams will as-ume the responsibility of leaving them eff his rol's. Bii' if he does it in or e'r to secure a certain Djni .cratic maj riiy there will hi a row of snuc magnitude on the lS.h of March. MicnRili In Vmrielr nuel 1'imir in Ilitrrity. Illostou Traveller, 3 J It is the theory of the republic in Auier- ica that there is strength io variety and K.v.er in diversiiy of origin and d,iT-reine of civilizat"' i. ltisagreitcrrorto iiippo-e that everything lelonging to our civiliza tion is good, and that ever? thing iuthecivili zttion .f other conctries is unworthy our attention. Hie C'uim i.d Japanese may teich us many things of value In our -ivili-zilion, and if America is to be the firi-t e.f uati'jts f the earth itsbould bcrrow what ever Ls good in othns i-n! reform snd im prove whatever is bad or iuiprilect in iu own ideas and conduct. 'Til e 'III i lips'5 ill "bion Slippers of satin, embroidid with seed pearls, are worn by ladles. The fashionable color f.ir children's dres-ts acd wra8 ill robin's egg bine. Dark navy blue acd brown are the most f-shionahle colors lor cambnrs Icicle fiirg- for evenirg drt-sses is made of strings of white class lieads. Very little i'wtlrv is worn on the street nnw by fahiuuab!y dres-ed ladies. Outside j i-Xc s far fiiiis are sti'.l mie!e cut-way, with vrlvet or silk vests. J I'led Swiss muslins are madeover col- j ored m1cj and garni'.uned w'th lace atd ribbons. A KoocI Uorel Itir Niniilrj,- JIat lieu. Ilnter-Ocean, C I The Ll-r-Ocem from time to time In? criticised the Hon. Stardey Matthew', 1. S Senator from Onio, but his nurse in the last few weeks, and pir.icularly l.:s able sticch on the last niitht of the session, ha done much to ehange the public rentlirent toward him. His speech is characterize d as "'on of the i blest ever heard in the Senste," snd he seems to have utterly de moli'hed the logic ot his cdlgue, S-na-tor Thurman. In fact this great I,Vtno crntic leader showed to rourli disadvantage when hi aro-e to reply with his common place argument. ' he J..t r (I tan regre's tint, when Senator Mstthews seems to lie just on the eve e.f accompli-hirg so much, he ehould be compelled to retire to private life. e;ntir. rre-.liSiitlnl Ticket I recommend for President Gen. Snield! Both l-ou-eeof Congress and Ben Bd Ier aie afraid of him. He was in he Pelopo nrsian war and hit Agamemon with sn Irish potato. He was in at least threre Punic wars and at the capture of Bargojne. He represented enough States as Senator 'o te elected 11 he can carry ineni an. ue fought up and down the valley, like S'utcl and Fremont, acd had a lieautiiiit smile. For Vice President, Mrs Chrisliancy! Al ter her husbsnd has beat Z.ich Chandler by a great moral coaliticn. the Wat iheioali tion, and "rai-ed" the hut-bard for Chscd ler's benefit. She properly said a S-na.or's wife is no exchange fjr youth end fond ness. "No! Seed me to Europe to see the voung men as I ehall want a secor.d bus bend bevond the vale cf tears " This for titude demands con-ide ration. Tte Sollel untti snr ri!.te:i. AuRasta, COa.) Chronlcli The ifise ones may be utterly confounded at last, but the dominant drift cf the pub lic mind is -n the direction of T.Iden. on tSe one hand, and Grant on the other. The truth is, Mr. Tilden, old and repellint as he miy be, has the lead in all calculations He cannot be put down by acy methods of the political jiggler. The wrorg dure him in 1S76 mut remain as a living i-.rH', and in that is-ue Mr. Tilden's figure is the most conspicuous. While persons deride uim for what thty are "pleased to call his antcf pluck, many more will tulcgiz him as one who preferred petce to wir, and chose to make a personal sacrifice rather than injure his country. He has likewise emerged from the cipher investi gation with credit, and next November, hen a gracd struggle at the poll-tikee place, his opportunity will probably be im mense. New York is the pivotal State in the next IVertdeatial election. Sir Vacancies. In ttie IIone A Pat Ha rueiilarF Question. Washington IDispatch to Intel -Ocean,?. There will be in the House of Represen tatives only 237 members C Tictccies ex istingone in New York, one in Texis.'and four in California. One of the questions to come np iu organ'zation is e heather a majority of the members on the rolls or a msjority of the number to which the House is entitled is a quorum. This will make a difierence of four votes to the Democrats, acd Speaker Randall established a prece dent the other dav by deciding a point of order after a cu'-and dried plan in favor of the nrst horn ol tee dilemma. that a maturity of the members on the rolls con- litate a que rum. The small Democratic majority will make the organization cf the Hours a very interesting acd extitingeveni ard if the tix Democrat) whj cow say they will never vote for Randall adhere to their pledges tie organization may he mongrel. Speaker Randall said that be had seveuty is:ht votirs pledged, which is a majority of five. .Tlnd Abont Ihe DlvUtna of Spoil. Vickaburg (Miss.,) Herald, Dcra. Our Democratic friends of the North either cannot or will cot aid us. They consider us a dead weight. We have heard a great deal of bosh acd gush about the way they fought rr'litary rule. As far as MUsi ippi is cocce.-ced.ehe overthrew the Southern Radical thieves "ithout any out side help wb .te -T, ard ihere-ft-r of coTse no soldiers, were needed. By our on efforta we placed honest men in the offices ol this State, aid we are sure' that it we are treated as cqi'.lsin the Union it "ill lie by our own honest, manly struggle". We must cut loose from dead weight of all kind', bury the past, asd work for the fu ture regardless cf party dicttneuous in the North. I'ropntltlon to put a (.lna ICoof Over (tiirof llie I roil, utl.nuctun. Londoners are discussing the project for covering Regent f treet. their finest thor oughfare, with a glass .oof stretching above the eaves of the houses on ti'her side, and to have the htiee sraide ".hich such a course wculd make, illuiiinasd h electric lights. A writer i.i the Boston Juurnnl tuns Says of that nnd sim.lsr projtctsi "If Be gent street takes the iu'tiative in the mat ter, perhaps the Washington strej's, the Broadways anl Chestnut streets on this side of the vater will follow so distinguished an example. Roof ing a whole street with glas, though it might be advisable in the case of a narrow, crovdeel tho ouglu'are. would be too expensive for general adoption where the stieets were e.f good width. Covering the sidewalks with gla' roofs would lie comparatively inexiwnsive, and the cost would be many time repaid, even in eme generation, by the pro ettion iitlo'ded from rain, sno', and i e, and in ijaimer from the hot sun, by the awnings with which the -oofs would be provided in sunny locations. It does not need any special gift of proph ecy to believe tint the city of ill" future will pay some attention to the comfurt of jiedestr'an-: Ihs.t in the rear future people will read with wonder of the dNcoiuforls i-ulniitted to '-y this generation without even a protest" The lropeife-if Aeiiemtiiieiil to tho Coniiiiitlmi. Toiekti 4. oniiiionwealtli, 7.1 Our rejiorter was in error ve-terday in intiunting tint a propo-e-d atcecdment to the (institution reqiiireil ihe sianalure of the Ciovernor. It does not. When two thirds of the members of both houses vote affirmatively nn a proposed submission it is submitted without any signature of the Governor. Governor's hair, in some in stances, sigreel such prox-itions, but the best informed say that there is no necessity fur it. No harm cmie-, however, from his signing it. The roj option to prohibit the site acd nianiifaclu e of intoxicating liquors in Karsa-, will be voted upon at the General Election in November, ISM). It it receives a timjirity vote it berouies at occj, we be lieve, a prt of the rocstitution; out there would Ih- ho law lor its enforcement. It would b; the duty cf the Legislature of IS-d, to pass Uws to enforce the new provirioii (if adopted br the jsojile) The call for a Cor-ti utional Convention, which has al-o pa-reel bath lloiixs by the requir ed two ihirds wo'e, will be vol el iiikiti st the same lime, that is, November 15:0. If i rtcvivrx a majority vote, the Legislature ed l"3l would provide by law for the elec tion of dtlrgatesto the C invention, and fix ihetimeof us meeting, ll would probiblv be in the summer or fall of 1SS1. This bxly, if called, would revise the Con-titu-tion, which in turn would have to be sub mitted to the people for rej-clion or ratifi cation ll is probable that it would be so submitted in Novemlier, 1SS1. A ''Inst ItoligliiKome ConTeroation. (Jreat talkers are very apt to be mocolo gists, and io 'ike nersocs most who inter re.i' llirm least. 'I tiey are likely, however, t) delude theiu-?hes with the notion that they ar fond of conversation, when they are simply ensmorcd of 'he sound of lhir own voic". Ier:nh Magoilin, ex Governor of Kentucky, ar.d a promioent polilicisn of thit state, Ins an infirmily of this k;od and exciiiplified it recriitly while making a j.iilwav jmri.ev from Cincinnati to Lexing ton. Ueshirrd his seat with a ilea?ant faced, inieil'geut man, and altera few cum uion place remarks, to which the stranger smiled anil codded aent, opened the sluices of his lilk.and poured forth a steady stream of pecii. He disCDtir-ei" upoa the richness, b-auiy, and manifold virtues of theStte-eT,ry Kentnckisn is pieterna turally voluble en litis topic ; upon the scenes of the c'vil wir, up-in the 1 orse vaces he had witnes-ed, ujion the politictl cimpaigns he fought, and upon the widely apprciited excellence, in iheoIdCommon weelth, of Bourbon whi-key. The litre slipped away, and on reaching Lexington the tno were .-o mutually pleased that ihey exchar-r d card. The Governor drove to an ir.r, and told some friends he met there that ihe ride had never seemed pi shori; that he hr 1 encountered a delightful gen tleman, and had Iml a most interesting conversation with him on a variety ot top ics. His remarks had shown him to be a man of rare powers r.f miDl. "Who is h ? ' "Hii name is King." "Not Rib Kirg?' "Iit me see; I have his card. Ye; Rob-rt King'' A roar greeted Magoffin as they shouted: "B.b King is deaf and dumb. Governor. He was born so." Tin-r.ni-iirc of tao nineientente.1. Nothing can exceed the audacity ct the Russian socialists, whose movements throughout th enipiie reveal a unity of purp n-e which is due to some central ard organize! control. They are evidently perfectly organized and ready to begin their bloody work. It is alleged that pome of the medical men in the retinue of Profes sor Bjtkin, the ( zar's physician, are Nihi-li-t, acd that tcey put in circulation the rumors of tin breaking out of the plague in Sl Petersburg in orde-r, no doubt, to produce a state of alarm throughout the country which would be favorable to their secret work. Thtra is no further doubt that the Governor cf Charkoff was shot in pursuance of tht ser.tence of a Nihilist se cret court At Kiiff, thectherday thepolice di-coveied asecret priming press,and em en tering the rorm were fired on by jbeinmate. Onecfficer was killed ami another wounded This may hive been thi press whoee work ha re-en circulated broadcast through the empire for the last two or three years, but thechsr.ees.aie that itscocfiscation will rot put an ecd to the publication of nihilis tic docua eits, by any meanr. AH classes r.f Russian society and the public service are sj honejeombed with nihilism that al mtvt arv piece of clandestine work is pos sible, ih s fact con-tilntes the great dan ger from Ihe consjirscy. The czir does not know what on cf his police official, his bureau chief, his generals, his very con fidential advis-rs, nnv not ha member of the terrible nr.ler. The nihiWts are more troai-hep us and more formidable enemies thin ti Ttir- ir ihe Tartars ir.finitely mure f jruild b'e than the Brili-h L'.on. It Is ".V..rih atrial. "I was troubled for many yars wih Kidnev Complain', Gravel, etc; my blood "a tut; I was dull acd inactive; could hsr.il v erawl Hbout, acd whs an old won out man all over, acd could st nothing to help me, until I got Hop Hitter., and now 1 am a uoy again. eiy uiisjii ana Kiunejs are all rlitbt, and I am a-jtfee a' a man of 30, nltlioiuh I am 7i, and I have no doubt it will do as well for others of my sge. It is wcrlh the trial." (Father.) eir York J.urnlisai. Po-!on Ailverllrfr The New York I1VU is to ha turced into a two cent folio sheet, and it is said that Geo. W. Childs, of the Philadelphia JVwfyer, has bought a controlling interest in the concern, and lhat ample capital will be provided for a pr-istent effort to establish a rival of the .?-. It is nn ierstood that the new Wcrll will be not Democratic or eren independent, but neutral in politics. AnlTarqnal Distribution of the Bricks Xew York Tribune General Butler has destroyed forever his reputation as an impartial distributor of bricks. He bestowed a whole half al on the Wormier conference, and couldn't spare even a chip for the cipher dispatches, KANSAS NEWS. The Clay county Dipotth hss com- pleted its sixth year. St. Patricks dsy will be gererally ob served through the State by the Catholici. The Colored Cilizm at Topeka has been reduced in size. Francis Murphy is to lecture in Liw rence soon, probably about the 14th. The second psg of the Baxter Springs Tma has been greatly improved lately. KANSAS rATEXTS Composition for Drain Tiles, Paving Blocks, etc W. II. Waight, Leavenworth. orERAToii surra K" i:eed. (TopetaComtpo-a,ea:th, 8 ) E. I- Smith was Yesterday released from the custody cf the Sergeact-at-Arms of the House. A NEW CHIEF CX.KKK. Atchison IVtriot. it We undtrntand that Mr. Chas. Singleton will lie the chief clerk in the potcllbc-fter April 1st. COM NO All. THE TIME. (tclilsoi niampion.r) About twenty five emigrant wagons pasted throu Atchison yesterday for the wr't. They come nbt here to 'bast," financially speakirg. (iCOD IF TKUE. ICliasu county Leaeler C It is reported that a three and a half foot vein of coal has been struck at the depth of tweniy-five feet, near Waltou, on the Santa Fe road, weot cf Peabody. SWELLING BUDS. Lawrence Tribune, 71 The unusual warm weather is pushing vegetation forward very rapidly. Goo-e- berries have grown nearly an itch, and the leaf buds on tome trees are nearly swel.ee'. HEAVY IMMIGRATION". Topeka Commonwealth, T The Santa Ke train going west,jeslerday, was co.riOred of two s ctions. In one were eleven cars, and in the other, seven. Each car was loaded to the fullest capacity, A DAVOEKOfi LOCVLirF. Osage Wlv-Ioa Journal; O-iage Mi-sion has four millinery stores on one street, acd all within the spice of one hnndred yards. The men avoid that street as much asjios'lble. TIlETOrEKA INSANE ASYLUM. Oliitlie Progress, C.J Mr. Geo. Parker, of this city has been appointed Steward of the Topeka Insane Asylum, and his wife ha-, been appointed as Mation. They are both good appoint ments. DON'T WANT TO LOSE THE LND OFFICE i tills County Har G) Our fellow townsman S. Molz, left on Saturday nisjht for Washington as th? rep resentative of our citizens to prevent if pos sible the .immediate removal of the Land office. A HECKLE'S ITEM. Ottawa Daily News. 5 J David Croak, a man who was convicted of insanity in 1S7:! tfcaj ed from the asy lum in 1870, and is row arcuitd town set tling up accounts. He has b;en perfectly sane ever since hisetcape. A NEW r.RIPOE FOK CHEROKEE COUNTY IS ixter j-prlnits Tim. s. It.) The ieople of Lola and Sheridan town ships want a bridre over Lightning creek heic the Columbiis and Oiwego road crosses that s.ream, and will a-k for an ap propriation c f 51 ,000 at the next sitting vi the county bDaid. EUILDUO KVLKYtMIEItn. I.arntlChrotioscoi- 1 Building! Building:; Buildins!!! all over town. Such a pulling up of houses we never efid see. Every elay a ces; house is begun somewhere, a-d before one knows it, a new family is comfjrtably fixed, where hut je'lerday was as. the barren plain. WA-KEESEY HAS A NEWS FA TER. The WaKeeney ll'sliy JJ'c-M is the name e f a new paperetarliel lately in Wa-Keecey, Trego ciunty by Mr. W. S Tilton. Trego is a good county acd Brother Tilton has a fine opportunity to "grow np with the country." Wc hope he will do it, to his advantage. A ECUTE SENTENCED, (eilathe I'rosru, ) Nd Biley, alias Httcklelnne, the negro who attempted to murder .Mrs. Moll, upon being arraigned at the bar of justice last Monday, plead cuilt- and was sentenced to 1 vears servitude in the State Peniten tiary. A COMFAItlsON. Abilene Cizelte, T The farmers of Dickinson county are busy sowing spring a heat acd oats, acd are plowing groum lor early corn planting. In some of the eastern acd northern States snow is a foot deep, rnd every prospect is eluuial. .Moral tjtne to runny iams. A CAUI). WlndeM Teleenm, .".. In future, gentlemen with cowhide, pis tols, and other formidable "weepeni" with which they desire to prsctice, will plesse go elsewhere, as onr time is all taken up witn the various duties of ths crace, and hereafter we can d'vote no attention to asbionable amusen.ents. WIIEVTSOW1NO IN POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY (Unas Journn!,C) the larmers have commenceel sowing wheat. John Lewis sowed a field about ten dais ago. The grass varietv is most gener ally urtd for reed this sprirj- A much larger acreage will be planted this spring than U3Uil. KELMIVE TO THE TEACH CROP. Wicfleld Courler.l The peach crtyp is ruined that ii to say we suppose it is Such a s atement alwavs goes around at this of the year, ruin or no ruin, and we might as well print the fcs now as wait lor some bocy to say so. vie know just as much about it cow as we "hall by wailing for future advice. TnE NEW CWNTIE5. Htoclitoa News, 5. The unprecedented tide of immigration fiow're into Kansas this spring has reached the extreme frontier and hundreds of settlers are daily locating in this and adjoining coun'.ies. Lands are being taken in Graham Sheridan and Thomas counties by thethou sands of acres. REAPPOINTED. West. E. Wilkinon ha i been reappointed postmaster at Senca. Oa the J7th of December last, the post office at Seneca was promoted from the low est grade of c faces in the service to a third clasi office to take eff-ct the fallowing 1st of January. By law this change made a re-appointment of postmaster I eccti-cry. STILL LOOKING AFTFR Tn.VT OLD WIII.-KY. yandolte HeraM, C About 25 yea's ago a steamboat Ioded weth whi-ky, going np the Mi'souri river struck a susg and rnnk. Since then the river has changed its cour-e and is some distanceeast cf where it was at that time Major Orerton anl some others have leen j Kern's hon, and every effort made to rc prosecling for it and yesterday they struck 1 vive him. but he died em Sunday tnomicg. ine noai eiguieeu jeei L-eicw ice euriace ci the ground. STOCK DISEASES IN JEFFfRSON COUNTY. IOikalooa Independent, 5. It is singular tint the mad itch should so unexpectedly make its appearance among the stock en one farm acd be heard of co where tLe. Mr. L. B. Conwcll hss now lost five Lead, the last being a cow, which died las'. cefc. The cattle are seized suddenly, without any premocitcry symptoms and die ia a day or two. A DI3AGREEADLE FCNEEAL. Oeneca Courier, 7 Mrs. Moss' funeral on Wednesday was attended by very embarrassing circamsUn ces. She continued limp after death; and at the funeral Mr. Sipner thocght there were signs of life; and when the procession arrived at the grave, it was decided not to barv, but to return to town for medical ad vice. Drs. McNeal, Kaytbitr. and Snyder were sect for, and stated the limpness w.rr. caused by decomposition; but death was po'itivr. hO ONE VTILI. DliTUKB THAT CLAIM, (ForelCcnnty Globe, C On the door of a sod house, about ten ;DiiIes frum Dodge City, is the following in- scription: This claim belongs to . Devols. So if you call rcucd don't disturb aniihinj. for the owner is a friend to every body. He i sick and is gone to Ohio, but will be back in the spring." A NEW PAPER IN KANSAS CITY, KANSAS We have received the first numb.r of Volume 1, of the Kansas City Ti-ioane, pub lisheel at Kansas City, Kansas by Messrs. Byrne & Ca-tle. It is the intention of the publi-hers to make the Tribune entirely a state paper. They will have a -"hard row to hoe but we vish them unbotindetl suc cess. TO ItOP.E FU1S e DAI. 11 FiW.NEE COUNTY I I.-irned ChronoM-ope, o. Tie Lamed Coal & Mining Company has received its lease for th ''ground of ojiera tiocs," and will immediately prosicute the ork of boring and pro-pectins for coal and other minerals. We hope the company may have the best of success and not end as the commtdity ihey search for i1m in ashe-s. THE WEALTH OF LINN COUXIT. Unn county Clarion T 1 The coal and macnesian lime stone of Linn county will one elay bring it a reve nue, the magnitude ct which is but little thrught of at j rei-ent. The east half of the county abounding in co-1 and ihe west half underlaid with a very superior quality of msgnesian lime store, and both covered with rich and productive soil, forms a basis for future wealth cf which few have dreamed as yet. OKANII OFFIt ER3 I. O. O. F. The following are the names and address of the grand officers of the order of Oid Fellow; J. G Nortlicrsft, of No. 6e Abi lene, M W. G. Master; J. S. Codding, of No. '"J, Louisville, I: W. Ikp. G. Master; f'hss H Krebs, of Nn. 3. Atchisou, R. W. G. Warden: Samuel F. Burdett, of No. 2, Leavenworth, R. W. G. Secretary; L. Mayo, of No '27, Iav.nworth, R. W. G. Treasu rer. A LITTLE MORE TACT MR. LTGIfLVTUP-E. (Topeka Commonwealth, s ) When in Committee of the Whole in the Ssnateon lhetemiierantebilI,yesterday,Sen atcr Matthewson was in the chair. A mo t-on was msde to recommend that the bill be pieced on Third Heeding. Strargely, none of the opponents of the bill saw that this action could nnt lie had in Committee of the Whole, and the Chairman was forc ed to rabe the point of order himself. AN ALLrr.ED CHURCH IMP03IOP. Hiawatha Herald CJ Jamfs I.onERTA This man, formerly of Mission township, in the county, is tramping from hott-e to hou-e anl beugirg in ihe name ti a Chri-tian. or Bnptist, as it uits hi purpose best. I can not speak for the Biptist brethren, but for the Chri'ti in brotherhooel in this county I can s ey, we regard him as a base hypocrite, and warn all good cen to beware cf him. J. S. Berry. NE-.IUI v C rsrir HAS A PART OF THE ayer estate. '-sense e Coulter, 7.? Probate Judge Grihani has received a certified transcript of the last will ami tes tament of the late J. C Ayer, the on-e treat patent medicine manufacturer, who died at Lowell, Miss., oa July 31, 1S7.-'. Mr. Ayer owned prorty in this e-ounty, and the will is sent here that ihe estate uiy be en'.trtd to probate. PERSONAL. 'TopekaCoiiiiiiouwetiltii, s.) Alfred Ennis, E-q, returned home yes terday alternoon from St. Louis, where he went to attend a special meeting of the Board of Directors of the St. Loui-1, Ksnsss and Arizona railway company. Mr. Knnis reports the General outlook in railroad cir cles exceedingly favorable for Kansas. Mrs. John M. Price, of Atchison, and her little son acd daughter, are in the city, the guets of Mrs Judg ?peo.r. They will nmain a few divs. TICE FOR THE REMAINDER OF MAItCir. 9h and 10, clear or fir; 11th to 11th clouding and threatening weather, with lo cal rains or snow storms; 14th toltith, clear or clearins; lo.h to 2')th, ending in cloudy, threatening weather, with heavy and se vere storms in places; 2u.h to i"Jnd, clear or fair; 23.1 to "ij'.li, clouding and threatening, coding with local storm-; "tith to USth, clear or fair; I9ih to SNt, clouding and threaten ing we itber. with heavy and severe storms about ihe olsL THE e.IRUlI? FRES3 MAT. Topeka Commonwealth, ., In Committee of the Whole, in the Sen ate, ye-terday, while the Price raid bill was le.ng considered, Ihe Journal Clerk, Mr. A. P. Riddle, leaned back in his chair and fell into a cloze, from which he was awak ened by hearing a pjict of order raised on him by Senator HalloeII, to find his head decorated with scraps ot pacr. He ex plained that he was in the habit of going to -leep during service, and he thonght they were prajin now preyiDg on the Treas ury. SERIOUS I.OS EY A PRAIRIE FIRE. IStncca Cotirle', 7.1 Mr. Me'z-r, living near Vermillion, had his three h- res, barn, and tight hogs burn ed by prairie fire last Friday night; also a fine young orchard, anl Mr. Williams, his neighbor, had a , rove of young maples containing five nens destroyed. W. II. Dewalt, living in the neighborhood, was burning stalks, and let the fire get from under control. AVe are informed this is ihe second time he has had that accident hap'ien to him, and we aresorry to see him lo-e-his property to make up the IoH;bat will learn him not to put out fiic aain in windy weether. It being the second offence makes it the worse for him. THE ANNEX TION OF K.Vsl CITY. (Topeka Coinmonweuitli.j Senator Murdoch, chairman of the Spe cial Committee on Annexation of Kansas Ci'y to the State of Kansas, received the hollowing telegram yesterday : Kans .s City, Mo , March 0, 1S79. Senator T. B. Murdock, Toptka, Kansas: A committee of the City Council, with a large delegation of citizens, leave here to morrow, Friday at 0 a. m , for Topeka. to confer with jour committee on the annexa tion question. W. II. Wisakis Chairman. TO REMOVE TO TOPEKA. roiK.-kA Commonwealth, 7.1 Judge Hortonhas found it necessary for him, iu the di-charge of the duties of his office, to be in Tojieka so much of his time and thus Lecessarlly separated from his family, that he hs concluded to try the experiment ef living in our city awhile In this view, he hm leased the re-idence now occipied by Mr". Chri-man, near tha State House, fnr two yeare He will take pasession in May, and thus be convenient ly located for ids work, cloecbv the Cspi tol. IiEVTH OF AN OP1C3I FATEK. Ablllne (izette. T 1 A stranger was found in a helpless con dition last Saturday, oear lb- public road about a half a mile south cf C. F. Kern's, oi Lyon's Creek. He was taken to Mr. He had a ciuantity of opium, enough to last at least-a year under orninary circum stancesbut wrclher he died from an over doe of the poison, or from an apoplectic fit, cr exposure, medical skill could not de termine. FPRISO. The Atchi-on Champim has dug up tc5 following from somewhere : Sprirg, aweet weet spring, will soon b here. The green grass will sprout; the keco-player and the lambkin will gini ; the young man's fancy will lightly turn to thoughts of love ; the bumble-bee will bnmble his first bumble; the festive yellow.jicket acd the small boy will rccew relations ; straw hata will come out ; so will dniters, wait pants, straw berry Lslivals, boiLs and campaign papers, and the spring pee: will mount the editorial t-iir with cheerful face and ten pounds of manuscript. Spring is at hand. A CCTE TRICK DETrCTED. Lawrence Tribune, 7. This morning the police arrested a man having in his possession a horse that suited the decrlpti"ii of on- rn-ep.tly stolen from La Cygne The man said he had ju-t rid d;n the horse ihrcujh from Verc: o it, hav ing ridden thirty mile ech dsy since starting Eat Burlicgame being him-elf a Yermonter, told the fellow that Vermonl ers didn't wear butternut, nor ride Califor nia saddles, and that a horse that had just been ridden sixteen hundred miles wcnld have aod!e marks, and would cot have fresh collar niarki-: aid that owing to the thinner's cf his story he would have to bold him until Li Cygne ce nM he heard from. AN UNroRllNAlF. FARMER. (HoUoti Iteeoriter, .) A frame dwelling house in Circleville, owned by Deyid Mvers and cccupied by a gentleman from II iuo:s, was I ti ceil to the ground, Sunday morning. I'orle fve wjll rebuild at once. The man from Illi nois appears to bs extremely unlctky. Oa the road i tre one of his hcr-es dieel, and the other, which was removed from the barn at the time cf the fi.-c and hitched to a post, choked to death, while in the burn ing hr.tisj a porlwu of hia g-cd wre consumed. Ar.RE?TiION THECHALCE OF I.I L.ISll A rodr OFFICE. Toicka Itlade. 5. Last Sunday Deputy, United Slates Marshal Johnson brought to thi city and lodged in jiil two prisoners by the nams of Rogers and Sai lib, ho had wi bin the past few days been arretted in Texas on a clnrgeof robbing thu Os-ege Mission Post office last summer. United States Detec tive Terrill visited the j-l yesterday and identified Rogers from a photograph as being a man connected wiih a counterfeitirg scheme, and guilty of passing counterfeit money in Ohio some two years ago. Mr. Terrill has been looking for him since then and is sati-fied that he has found the right man. A DAMXlELEBLACKUAILINb SCHEME. (Topekii Commonwealth. s Mr. Callen in his speech yesttrdiy ie citeil a retolution parsed by ihe llou-e, which directed the committee, if evidence was produced implicating any member or Senatorial candiate, to give that member or candidate notice, so that he could be present Liaiself or by coun.-el. He slid that the fact that thecommittee had only notified Mr. Hossack to apear. was eviderce, that thry thought no other one was implicated. He stated tint at ore tim, the committee were so far imposed upon by blackmailers, that it as uu the p.iint of iutroduciug a resolution expelling Mr, Hossack A fur ther examination of wi'ne-rss sati-fied the committee that the uhole affair was a blackmailing rcheine, acd one it the dark est and most damn-hie ever attempted in KaLsjs. A THRIVIXC. Y0UC1 TOWN IN JOHNSON COUNTY. Iii writing of Cellar Junction, a corres pondent of the Olathe JVci- v s ijs ; 'I his town was started in lS7t by Thomas Bon ner, Mark Gray acd Piestou Argiihright. Being the junction of two iuii ortaui loans it was thought that its certain acd spe.dy gro-vth was a-ur.-'. But iu a few mouths one of thee roads, the Ij. . P. 11 sus pended bpe.rations and it hieiked a though another wrtck of fniry had lten stramltd tijxin of one fact. But in due tiu.e the road brg in oper.itioas under a new manasement, au.I then capital anl enterprise le-in to pour in like lightning rcsl irddltrs af er a thunder showtr, ami where eighteen months jgo e could show nothing we ar? now able to turn out four hotels, four stores, one mill, ore blacksmith shop, one wagon shop one broom and brtisfi factory, a drem-uiakins- eelabluliuient acd a laundry. THE BROWN COUNTY UKAMlERd INTROUCLE. Illlauatll.l Ul-patch, i. Hearicg that the Patois of Husbandry had sent the Mierit! cfter Frid Buhl, our Depiry Sheritl and ex alesman of tin Grange co-operative store, we called arourd at the district clerk's office to tea the pajiers acd learn what wss the matter. We found the documents with Mr Falloon, Mr. Rohi's lawyer, who kindly pinuilted us to investi gate them for the information of thep blic. The amount of goods waij'i came int' his hands when be louk charge, was $1,S1 '.., and afterwards the further sum of tl bV -21, maklrg In all iiliitilb. 'Hint in ad.Ii Hon theicii. said goods were sold at a profit of at least ;", per cent, making a f.ir her sum of c-1 200 I-o. Also, that he sold pro duce that he bought with the means of said Association, upon which there was a furth er pre lie That said I.'jht'ssalary amounted to SoJl! u.o; aril that the ai-scciation I- -s re ctived from him, only the sum c f iOK) ahd a few futures, leaving the aforesaid deficit of $1 -mOIS, which he has neglected acd refused to pay. THE KICKAPOO INDIANS IN A CtD CONDI TION, i lliawatliu Dispatch, r.i The Indian question at the present being otic of some interest e seut onr reporter down to the KicKapoo rt-ervation a few ago, to learn what the Kichajoo think about it. We find tlift there are bet 2 IS souls Kit of this once ropulir tribe. ick cess and misery iceiu Io be tl ing on their rsnks rapidly. The iiiesgr-Le cf their allowance does nor furnisii them cti-,s. ary means of protection from the severe winter. At the Mi-siort Buildtrg there is a farm man, mv.ioo, teacher, b.arksmithacd cook, under liiedirectioa cf the- Indian agent, who p'lU in an spjieararcs jvery seldiini ap-1 knows but lil- lit.le whst is goiDgon amoog the In dians. TLre is co doctor to attend the sick, and no one to projicrly see to them as nunc d.irings.iknef)'. -everal deaths oc currcd lt winter, taking some e-f the best men. Tney do not teci to know anything about taking medie-ine. Man ci these Indians can not speak Eigli-'i. Manv of theci dress in the In dian fashion, while seme wear the white man's garb. Their annuity smounts to f-'Si tr year each, payable semi-annually. Ls uaily, long before their sir months are up, they have traded out their 12 V). DRAWS EY AX IGNORANT MAX. Tojk ConuiK.liweallli, s J The report of the Democratic number of the Investigating Committee, the only one who foucd anv evM.i.re cf fraud en the part of Mr. Ingtlls, or any other Senatorial candidate wis drawn by a Democrat of Tot eka. Ha I, of -Mi n gotnery.ihen.eiiber of the Committee to whom we refer, has not scn-e enough to write an intelligible sen tence. The re ort which bear3 his came is a shrewd di cument, and bears ih- ear marks cf the loi-eka. Democrat aforesaid By reciting bits ct evidence htre acd there as taken before the ccmmitto acd leaving out all explanatory evidence, he makes a plau-ible xase Lndoubtedly it was the hop; acd expectation of the men who drew the report thjt the te.limong would not b ( lilted. If cot the report would go out acd make a prima facie case. Tte House had too much gocd sense to allow the poison to go out without the an tidote. The evidence will le printed with the reports of the; committee. Everyone can then see that the evidence, when taken together, fully bears out the majority report cf the committee, which fully exonerates not only Mr. Ingalls, but all other candi dates. In fact, four out of five of thecom mittee exonerate every candidate. While Mr Randolph made a separate report, it in fact coincides ith lint of Messrs. Cal len, Harlchorce acd Keller in the main points. A HOUSE ELOWXTO riEClS EY GUNPOWDER Ford County eilo'j-", 6 J Last Friday evening about C o'clcck the citizens cf this quiet inetrcpolis were startled by a loud report similar to that made by the dt-tharg: ot a cannon. IL earth seemed to shake for an icsiact ai.d the superstitious inhabitants rodoubt shiv ered and trembled at what they supposed to btj Kingdom comen." iae misttnous noise wa, however, soon explained as a cloud of eluist was observed iu the vicinity of the tannery buildirg in the south westers suburbs cf the city. Upon repiirirg to the spot it was ascertained th.toce of the taall hou'es built party in the hillside was a perfect wreck, the roof and upper part of the structure luring been blown to .atoms. Mr. King, nhoresid. d in the bcurer, togeth er with his little tors, gve the- following explanation : A shotgun hs.nging on the wall had accidentenully fallen from its resting plare and di-chargfd itself, letting fire to a pile of gunny sacts ljiag on the floor. Ho one was the house at the time but the boy, a lad nice years old, who stamped out the tire ami soon after went out of the house. Bat it is often the case in such instances the fire was only smoth ered, acd soon revived sufficiently to reach out with its contagions breath acd touch c ff a can of powder near by. The powder being e.f a restless dtspcoition mitle the most of its, opportunity with the result as above sttted. The leg probably containe d tea or fifteen pounds. LITTLE WAIFS. U.-ht-M3Ulobe,i; Conductor Anderson, of the ,SjnU Fe, last evening brought in the smallest co ipie he-has ever taken tickets from in a long exierience on many roads. Tbey were brother acd sister, traveling from Arkansas Ciiy to Cedar Uapids, aud the boy was aed eeven, andthegtrl two a mere baby, and very prvity one. After leaving To e ks, the little girl began to cry for 'mam ma !' and there was many a moist eye in thectrwhn her brother explained'that their mother had just died, acd that they were goinj to live ith theirgracd-parect-. Tu kiod lady passengers did cveryihtc,; ! quiet the e-J.ild, but the would cot cease Mhbirg until Cocducter Anderson took hr on his knee, and heo the train reached Ateh i-.n little Mabel was last asleep, acd her brother carried her tenderly into theEa.-ltra train. THE NATIOXAL GUARDS BILL DEFEATED I l'opeka Commonwealth.) Senate Bill 10 An Act to provide for the enrollment cf the military for th or ganizuion of the National Guards of the State of Kansas, acd for the public defense, was defeateel in the Hotii-e yesterday. Mesrrs. Legate, Riggs. Armsticcg, Robb and Manning ailvocated the passage, while Mr. Albin was oppo-.cd to the enactment of the law, assigning as a reason for his oppo itien, that, in his opinion, it would cost ihe St ite at leas: SIOO.OOO the first year, to carry into effect the provisions of the bill. The vote on the passage cf the bill was as follows: Yeas, KJ; nays, "!. After the announcement of the result, Mr. Legate stated that the bill was framed principally, as a means of defense to the border counties of the State, brt as the bfll had bevn de feated he moved that th tuhje-ct and all matte's relating thereto he indefinitely po-toned; the motion prevailed, and thus another important measure was disposed of for ihe prti-ent session. mint llic .-! 'ii-.ii. Will Tell In. Chicago Times, i Great improvement has betn made in the cience of censtn-takicg since Ihe com mencement of the century. ( riginally in the 1'nitrd States a mere political neces sity btcau-eof congresMonnl apportionment on the bisis of population, it did not great ly improve for a time. Kcau.-e the strtrt constiuctionii-ts urged that the constitution contemplated a iliieunial enumeration acd nothing more. The census of TO even was taken under the law of '.0, or a decade l:i i r, lecaue the advancement it was pro-k- ed to take under a later bill seemed too much for the conservatives, and the bill f.eiVd. The census of 0 will lie a marked improvement upon any statistics l.iiherto obtained in th:s way. Not only will the population be enumer ated, though not wi'h the certainty that might lie desired, for, icsteail of nuking the count in a single day it will lie prolonged over a ieriod of four week, bat i vast ar ray of i'lh, r information will be obtained. Tie public h.dib.tdcess of states and mil nucipalities, the ownership of United States securities in this country, and the amounts held ; full statistical information ot all the railroad coriorations of the country, such us. their cipital stcck,indcbi elners, rarniogs, ex'tmes, the amount of their lai.it grant, if any, the amount cf i-ucli grant remaining unsold, the salaries and wages paid, the number e.f employes aul number of passengers carritd ; information in eletail of insurance, exprets acd tele graph companies, etc., will be ascertained as accurately as possible. A SID STORY IN REAL LIFE. 1 Lawrence bLiLdardU Som? time ago a baby was left en the doorstep, at the residence of Mrs. Garrett north of the city. Where the little waif came from was unknown, except to the parlies who wire inhuman enough to leave it ihere and allow it to run the risk of it ishing from cold ar.d burger. The babe was found, however, I17 Mrs. Garrett acd cared for until yesterday, when we are informed, it was claimed and taken away. It appears that not very many miles f.oui Law-cues lb-re irf a -widower who owns and lives upon a farm, and has iu his employ as housekeepers a widow woman acd her daughter. The daughter was se duced and then left by the brute who er ietraled the wrong, to face the sufiVncg nod disgrace alone. The attempt to kiep eecret the knowledge of her condition was stieuc tsful that only a very few weie aware of what had happened. Even the gentleman who owned the place were the mother acd daughter hired, was partially deceived. Oae night, however, he was awakened by what sounded like; the cry ing of an infant in the room below, where the women were. He did cot go dot.ii, and next morning, much to his astuui-b-uient, there was no trace cf any child ihcugh the girl was sick. Shortly after he heard that a new born chilil had been left uon the doorstep of the residence b? -Mri. Garrett, and that goon lady, true to her motherly instincts, had caredfor it until some claimant, if claim ant there was, rhould come -m take the huh one where it belonged. Sjuon after (be gentleman who owced the place where the mother acd girl lived learned of the finding of the baby he de cided to tell the rick girl what he ha heard, acd see if she evinced any rflsried tnierea'. Following this plan, he found lhat the girl could not conceal an intense concern lor thej welfare of the little cne. i-ne began to improve and wis soon able lo lie out. One day the mother and daughter told tlitir employer that they had decided to leave his places and go elsewhere. Any reu rs.uforto doing they could not give. He then decided to introduce the closing sceije in the little darma acd told the wom 11 lhat he knew their secret. He told the girl that he knew she was the mother of ihe; child, acd lhat the child must be reclaimed and cired fur by its mother. The girl and inn' her then both ciufessed that the cl ild hd 1-tcn born in bis house, en the eight when he had heard the luby s voice, r.l that it had been carritd away by its inhu man father, who had condescended toafloid so innch relief to the girl whcelife he had blighted. They declared that tl.ey were not only ready, but anxious to take bacu the little one and show it thetecc'irtst care. The; girl repented the f jlly and sin thai she had been guilty of in sending it away, and imploied the gentleman to bring the child child back to her. This was done and ihe; meeting letween mother acd b.be was at ftcting in the extreme. We cacnot leave this recital without giv ing the young man who caured alt this trouble a hick-handed slap. He U about t-ecty years old, is well known and has Ikci respected, but the pegs are set that will raaLe ioicc mos. unlovely mu-ic for him. RAILROAD NOTES. IMMIGRANT?, Condnctor White of the Chicgo, Rock Island fi Pacific bronght in another party of immigrants numbering thirty in all. from the e-sl Friday, mornin, for the Karsss Pic:fic Ileint ahount the same r.ntulr from Bererly via the K. C St. Joe fc C I! , to Kans is Ciy, and about nicety from Ed gertcn to the Atchison, Topeka ."iSenta V Tho-? who went out ih- Kansas Pacific wete well supplied with bajgage. KAN3 PACIFIC EARNNISCS. AtchUon Patriot Th? Kansas Pacific freight earnings'fjr the first two months of the year make a splecdedshowing. The increase; ever ihe same period last year 13 ;C3,Q0l. MEETING OF rASTENGER AGENTS The Western Association of general pas senjer agents, will meet at the Metropolitan hotel, New York, March 13th. The nat ional as-o-iation meets at thesameplaca the following day. Leavenworth's new road. Chkloosa Inedpendent, A civil engineer, Mr. Himrod.' of Leavens enwottb, stopped in town last night. He is cut looking uj the mcstprac;icable route for the proostd line of railway from Leav enworth to Topeka by w7 of this place, and his instructions, we believe, to put a con-s of purveyors oa the route at once. Tuere is more than one practicable routa and two or three of our citizens went cut with the gentleman Thursday mornicg to look 07r the ground.