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ENW ORTH WEEKLI T 1 llViiliD n KO tr Consenra'ivs. rttailshss be I DR. Ar.thcPf ar.u2ry 1861 j SlwlUn minus THURSDAY. MARCH, 20. 1879. Min nillRTMYIT F. C Harriott writes a note to the New York IlmM to say that tfae story that Clara Morn, Iij? wife, dnrirg fin slterc-tion wi'h a miiu at Omaha, said "Hit twice Freddie," is not true He s track the man, bat claims that his wife cTe him no en courageroen. A I'lAOF X rV" An article from the Dubuque (Iowa) Tim's; which we copy elaehere, shown up acoupl-of scalswsgs in their true light. The; are fair samples of the cattle who have made tLe noise about Senator Irgalls, and ltd the Cfr.t-pirj.cy against him during the past sion f the- Legislature. lUVtlll) Mr. Smal'ey, who has been traveling rx tenivelvin the South writes to the New Y rk Tribute that nin tenths of the S nth em Deioeicrats prefer Reyard Tr President, hut they want a m n who c,n carry New York It is the judgment of many of the most astot- and ardent Dsmncrats in New lork thai b-nator lietard is the one man who is certain to carry that State, if nomi nated. iiitti: Tints. Chicago sen1 out the same sort of messate that comes from New York and Roston. Co'ler-iions are good, and the be- lef in an fc'iv spring hu-"insis strong. The Chicgi Trih-ve f dy lefre ye-ter-day contained reports from a number of the j Mer und whnJe-.-!e men of that city, arid ilh Iwo eirtptior.stliey be'ievid that trade this firing was to he more lively and l.eal by than it has been for a number of yesrs. conn "vifi.rii itoxiinoi.n us. An -rtic'e whirh we ciiy elehere from the Clietoia Aiiritr, gives the holders of niunici.a' h m1- a Imle advic, whirb the. b ndholder' of Leavenworth as well a Cnetopa aid o!br ton. will find it to their ititn.--! to hed A bintrnpt cum iimnity is pii unlike a bnbriipt individ UsI, and if ilecreoilor is wife le will se'lle a soon a- 0-"ib'e, for the hanres sre th-t ih longer he waits the lss be will re.diie 1. IM'IA"I Gfreral Pherieaii's pledge to Mr R--e-ber bat, if the Irdi ,ns should le pUcul under the care f ihe Army, all religious ilerom-inatinn-sbi'U'd have an iqnal (lance iu tesclurg ai d ivil"zipg the tribes, enmes rom a m-n who is cot in the habit cf s-y-rp thirg" he il (t ot mean The question of the transr4Tf f the Iidian Itiiresu can nnt be reci d il, in anv rsjact as a Jiersnn alone lw this rcuii-e mav reas-nre some who fear that military control will mean aa ei.d of rel'r'oii" ! flm w. tim si M tvt: , i nt'1". Thecrr siKin''entof the Cincinnati Gaz'ltr at Wr-sbing'on Iclegrapbs his piper tha' theieisevidercethai sMiieof the Demrcra's fire preparing to advocate the retention of Supervisors in theeUctinn law JCews 'rom Ibis iiirc is apt to be trustworthy, but it i hard to !-Itpve that the movement will amount to mu h The Drinocracy of the conn'ry has talen, through it- papers and speaker-, too strong a lxnition on this mat ter to warrint the xpectation that a few Drmorratv in Confrei-s can ibange the party j rogramme AJI r.V if fit l" IS i'CKWi. Judge llivis, f the United States Cir cuit Cou-t, Virginia, gr nted a petiiim f"r the remov-I of the cas of two colored men, riamd Reynold, charged wi'h munln from the State court t his own. on the (.round that rone of the jurors in the Sta'e court were f the pri-onen-' race, ard that tbev did not iber fore hive an impartial trial The Slate court seks to regain juris diction in i !.t He cases, and appeal to the Supreme Court of ihe Unhid States in the matter. ovi r i;i:i'Timi ,s.m nn. i s. That jsople have as much faiiji in the polencv of ligislslion for the ills of the body polit'C a- th-y have in the virtue of medicine for ilie pains of the human body, is fully ehosii by tie numWr of bills and petiiions inln-ilund in Congress during the sesiin jus- cloud Six thousand, eigh Jiundred and twentv eight were thru-t upon the Hiili-e, aril 1,013 upon the Senale Instekd -f coroivit g of ihe possibility of too much Ugislati n. they seem inspired with the thought that if a little legislation is good, more rnii-t h lietler. rlt rti ii'iim: .tlEf:E. It is anticipated that the IVeMiIertV Messge to the Forty-six h C ingress will be confined to a recital of the rausa which Tenilertd an extra se-ion necessary, rnd to a ntouimenj .tion that the nqnired appro prittions h- promptly psel A second lei-sgc will probably 1 sent in regard to the failure of the last Congress to provide the means i.f parirg the arrears of ten sions accruing m dtr ncent legi-lation, anl the ic-cmtaeiuUtion will be made that such means tie provided without driwing upon the present resources of the Treasury. i eu'Ai. it it; ll tj. The California Ccnvenlion hascompletrd their Constitution, wh'ch will be submitted to the people of the State on the 7th of May next. On the Chinese question, it speaks with no uncertain sound; ard, it is aeid, meets the he-arty approval of Dennis Kenr ney who proposes to stump the State in its behalf. Article II provides Xo native of China ahall ever exercise the privileges of an elector in tie State." How does the State cf California propose to carry into effect such a provision as this, under the constitution of the United Statee? The national ontitution decltres that no State ahall mik any lsw in conflict with its pro Tisions, and it provide that no di-cimina tion against any citizsn of the United States, on recount of race, color orprevious exraditionsshall be made. Thenaturalizition laws of the country arc national, and the States, in their individual capacities, have nothing to do with them. Uider these laws a Chinaman has just the game right that anv other fore;gner has to declare hia allegiance to the cons'itution of this country, and be come a citizen of the United States, and having done so, where doea the State of California derive its right or power to dis franchise him on account of his "race, color or previous condition," and declare that he ehall not be permitted to have the same rights that are er jiyed by other citizens ? A Pair f M. iala UMrv Holders. rrimes-Njurnal, 13. It ha been developed that the collector is making from between SCO 000 to S70.(00 per anuuni by hia . ffice, and that the sheriff isueriTing quauy excessive pre tits Irom his office; lb-comrniiti e will repart these facta, aubdUntiaied by the sworn testimony of experts. The Leislature will then be expected to take immediate action in the matter, and it is highly probaVe that the larmermajjritT of the General Aasrmhlr will c ip the wiegs of these two dapper offi cials very clo-e. This will be in accord ance with justice, decency, public wiah, and the eternal fitness, of things generally. HIItnr;K. Considering that the law relating to so- p.rvi.orsof election, applies with equal ; , , .... , , lore jo Dom parties, is is strange mat tne Clsrk-, while a member of Corgre rs, bl ck Democrat should imagine that the people mailed the Kane- Pacific Railroad Com do not t unect the motives of iheir nnm;. i pany to the extent of over ten tbousard i r tion. a TnnitfiT;i:iinmiEi nui.r.. In a report on the Penitentiary a mem J ber of the Illinois Legislature says: "We think that the de-ire of the people of Illi nois is if a man is guilty cf murder, 'hang him;' if not, the n send him to the Peni'en- ,:. r . . t ... ttary for a term cf vears-never for l.le." U-AV iiiiiiii, ilir.iTitratK. The R-v. Dr. Edward Eggleston has dramatized the second part of Runyan's Pilgrim's Progress The plav will be pre sented in the Sunday school room of his church, the Christian Endeavor, Rrook lyn, which is fitted with conveniences for dramatic representa ions. I'liO'llll TKi-. Tt is clairstd that -Jkiih 10000 voters of Indiann belong to the Prohibition 'esgue, an organization that looks to the absolute suppres-ion of the l'qnor traffic as its ulti mate purpose. The ("cretary of the league baa called a tate convention to meet at In dianapolis May 21, 1ST9, to nominate a full ticket for state ofii-er- for lSSt. MilV IAUN The Philadelphia "Sa'.ba h Alliance'' is engaged in the effort to have an old Sunday law of Pennsylvania, passed in 1701 put in execution. It provides that every Sib bith breaker shall b fined twenty five elollars lor each otlense and sutler impris. I onment for thirty days. The Philadelphia pspers are fiahtiug the measure, and fill probably lill it. Since the centennial, Phildelphia haa been a little "ofl" on the Sunday ejue-iinn. ee it Tietvirr. It is stated, ndgeierally believed, that Jeff D i vis will le eloe'edtothe United cta!c SenVe from Mi-si-sippi, to siiereeel Senator Rfiice AVe are in f jvor of that Il is a step in the direction of the eternal fi nes of things. V are also in favor of Mr UNckb'irn for ' teller. We lielieve that whenever you undertake to eio anvthing yon should elu it 'bore uglily. Sirce we are to have a D nicer ticG'tgress, for the next four year, let it lie no half way affiir a t it 1h tnmpiMd eif thorombbreils. With oM -It IT in ihe Senate, and IJUcKlmn in ihe -I" er's chair, uiilk-and water Repnbli- cins will probebly begin to rcaliij that Dcmt-cracy means something. nt.i; w tm.mco The vigor wi h which tie Mexican Gov eminent is prepiriig for the International Exhibition whirb it has re-olveel to orcn nxt Jinuary, givee a-urance that the dis pity of native produrta will b' large and intere-ting. As the Government ot ens ihe Eihibition to all nation", the foreign dis play may also be exlen-ive, ev-cially a" Mexici ha- entered on a teriod of material development, which will make her a large con'iimer of importeel manufactures. It is the interest of American manufacture is to uiase a gram! eli-plsy tin this occasion, and thus convince the Mexican people that they cn buy and sell on better terms in this country than in any European market. 1- A MJIVIII i.l. Gen Gaifit-liI sums up the Democratic attitude in Corgress tersely and accurately Talking with a correspondent rf the Cleve land Isndts shout the cau-es of the extra sesion, he says: The elemsnel which the Democrats make is this: 'If you eloii't let lis take awy every bsrrier against fraud at tie Presi dential election, in -hurt, if you elon't allow free frsiiel in 'he choiie of a IV-jident and memliers of Cong e-j, we will stop the gov e'nnient ! We will control or slop it!' That is lb- i-"iie in a n isbell. Ii all turns on New York eily. Without an election law a majirity fur 'reform" ean be rolled np o any siz here; with an election law only an honest vo e can lie cast, and an h"ie-t vot- means a Re nb ican victory in X-w York State and a R publican l resi dent. CiM-KHTr.n. Senator Bayard, who characterized the placirj of the repeal of tl e Supervisors law on the appropriation bills as revolutionary, has now come out strongly for the repeal of all laws in-i-!eel upon by the Iat IIoue. He is rot very elear as to whe her he will favor ibem if attached to the appropriation bills, but be takes most decided grounds in favor of sweepirg away all the laws ur.de r consideration which gurd ihe purity of the ballot box. He says Le believes ihe Demo crats are. to a man, firmly nniteel in respect to the righteousness and nece-sity of repeal ing ibese laws. In regard to the qu stion of the President vetoing a repeal he says: I ennnot believe that he would feel war ranteel in suih ectiein. There can lie no ceirceivable constitutional scruple- alleged for refu-irg his asfent ttceto, ami ll ere is an abundant and plain con-lilutinnal rea son why 1 c should j tin in living etlrct to mea-ures which both heiu-cs ef ongrers, truly are! coofesMelly representing aumjor ilf e'f the American people, have delilier ately pte-ented to him, as es-ential to the p-ace anil welfare of the whole copniry. There would certainly lie a very heavy re-ponsibiliiy titon him aril bis ron-cienre involving oirsquenccs which I do not caie In conumplale. should he set his individ ual opinion and prly lrclinalinrs against ihe earnest conviction and deliberate ex pression eif the House of Representative". freh from the people, and a Sena'e charged with upholding the rights ot the several States. -weeping nl lbs CN.nrrrnticn. The Oinfcrv-itives in office in trarce are l-eirg swept out as fast as the tew radical broom can reach them. Dailtanit Cltmidler, from aKnnlhern stiirtte.tim. Angu-ta Clin aide, li J Zech Chandler was very Ixild and pot valiant, in the ahsenre of tbe man wh once stood second lo rone in the SenaU when Mr. Chandltr constituted the fag end of mediocrity. Tbe Pollt cb I ?ililenieim Is not jet Cincinnati Time , 13.1 If anybody thinks there is to be a politi cal'millenium in the course of two years, we advise him togive his careful attention io Washington. There is muic in the air It will presently be seen by everybody that it does not proceed from an .Eulian harp, either. It WfllTak lnl Two to go Itnnnd. It is siid that a man in Toka will give a chromo and a certificate lo every citizen of Kansas who regrets the adjjurnment tmedieoi tbe Legislature. He expects that two chromos will fill all requirements no der the offer one to Sid. Clarke and one to Hall, of 'eoebo A Clerical Kleptomaniac INew York Tribune, 13.1 The Baptist clergyman who took a vase from a shop window in Rochester, last week, and was about to carry it to his home in llolley when suddenly arrested, was not committing hia first offense of this kind. His bouse has sir.ee been thoroughly exam ined, and a variety of articles, amounting in value to a total of about 5-200, have been found lhere. Among; them are many pieces of table service and a number of new books Some of the articles have been identified as belonging to certain firms in Rochester; others are supported to have been taken from shops in Albany and Philadelphia The only excuse the minister gives fur his conduct is said to be that he was "prepar ing for the future." Failing to procure bail, he has been taken to the County Jail, at Albion. Tie liuigc ltci.-lee Unnnittcid AtrlilFon Champion, 14 J - Vi.it ""'larged.in Mfpra in the Hnn-e a f-w days ago, that Sid. i j. II . . ..- t . ,; j to by Clarke. Two V Important I lute Word (Boston Traveller, 11 There are two little word- that are going to play an impnrtai t part in Amercan Kli tics in the next few months. Thee are both I " -npod r'f the s.me frur letters. Th- H ues will vo'e and vole and vote, and ihe ,,., , w; to tn,, Tt,0 Rrd v'et0- Jn the erd v-e-t-o will get the best of tLe V-O-T-E Tbere is One Trick Tnet Hain't Tiled Vet. Phlladelplila Press, 12. The Chicago Trii'iie preterms to think bat hereafter J-il Davis will be regarded asanaafiil example. "He rebelled, anc now I e eaen't have any Mxicin i-nsiim " I-t u not be too sang'iire, however His friends hav not yt tried tacking him on to an appropriation lull TVtiff'ii illfruia KeMredea ISan Franel-co P.N-t J The new dollar note, to lie i-saed by the empire of Cilifomia, will h-eve in lb centre a picture ed Euieror Denis I. Orer ibis pictute will hi it e in-cripiinn: "P.d yeiir issues" Ber-eaih it will Is- the word: "The l hints inu-t g'i" Ar-iiind iheenlges of ihe bill will be a row f wash tub-", wilh Melican women presiding and a swarm of dead Chinamen at ibeir feet. Fat Jin II fr."i 1 1 t.nel Jfeir O'lrsn". St. Lnnls Uepuhllcan, 13 Arrangements have been made by the pest office department for a svslem of fs-t-m ell serviev between St. Louis and X-w Orleans Tlie par'isin whom ibecontrsct is awarled are said to le entirely rejoni-bli-, and steamers siiecial'y adapteel I ihe pnrjiose in view will be put upon the line at oice. ?Ir. T Imite eeeid III. Trial. NV Yirk Trilme, li.) Mr Talinag-'s trial icset down fur aneir elay, though not for eo ner a day a- he deiuaieled Iu thi'", however, Ihe Presby tery could nen gratif him, and it is not clear whst fciasl nd wi- rvei by a-Vin for a trill tee le tin ye-teidev afierniHiti, when it was plainly impoib'e to (.MM nch reepie-t Mr Ttlm ite ehows a dis revitinn to mnVe a very Iie'y tlefetidint, ai el hi prei-erutors will nut tii.d thtir po-i lions stLercureS Tlioj Talt II line k, i.llil e.lip Illm n. f linece tie He isn. Some weeks ego the Se.-coiei Bipti-t Churtli at Dubuque, Iowa, pisel h ro lllatioo seve-ring ih- rel-tio" e-f the Rev. A'lan Curr as pietor. Oi Tue-dy even mg th ehifeh, by uniiiiii"iiis vote, tx purg-d and reeclnded ihe' prevte us scln n, e i.ni-ndeil Mr lurras 'a devoled woik-r in the Master's vmevard," aid arceptnl his resignation The Dubuque Tiuut in lerprels the procecelin as a voluntary ennfe sion on the part if ihechuitb th it he sciion iu Ftbiuary was hasy ai.d ill advised I.eii. miller l -oill icilouiiig liirt.'ol- t ruiir New York 1 imes, i; j Gen Bjller is dill skiriui-hiag in Mis- chu-etts. Having retired from the Huue of Representatives, where his exploits of late have len o,uite below his former standaid of audacity, and where, in fact, he has for senile time I eli rather in the bickgrounel, he is now devoting his time to what he rgards as Ins life work getlirg elee'ed Governor of Miss chu-etts. We hear of his having ju-t 'e-nptiireil"' the Town Government if UVstfi-ld, bis foices having bien marshaled uielT ih- conven ient banner of "Independ-nt R-furm" Tlie I eiee-t off lieeeieer. fjvew Yeerk Wort i. President Grevy, when he was elf c ed was one of ihe tew men in France who el id not elo-g lo tbe L-gion ot Hon r, and as it would have b-eii anomalous for ihe President as Grand Ma-Urof the Older to lie ur.elecoraled, the G'Uucil and Chancellor met anil inve-ted him wi.h ihe grand cio-3. This was not strictly h gal. but it was in pursuance of the precedent in the rase of il. Thiers. When, in lb72, tbe re-cin-lituted army wa reviewed at Long rbamp, tbe cibitiet leudvetl lint the I'r-siiient cillid not f ly hold the review v. .tliout the grsnd rihbm, ard accordingly b-siowed it upon him M. Thiers buttoned his overcoit ov. r the decoration and held tbe review in ace. A llii.Ii OM slum IWlcllI- tingle, IJ The lat hoursof tliese-siou e f the Iloti-e of the Kat'-ss Legislature were in Tied with lively irocediiigs if lie di-"ptcli re jKirt correctly Themin rily not ls-ing sst-i-fiee with their failure to damn Ingall- brew in a revolution reflecting on eeveral meml)eis unnamed Ibis brought to their feet a d 7.n old Kirsas, )Kititic:en', who knowing too much of each other's pist political hi-lorv had kept still all wmt r but the elynauiite so uuexpecledly s-t fire -,ot beyond control Criminal! n and re ciiminatiotl lotlowetl fast ami faster and boiler and hotte-t until theda'. wnnded snel dying were I'ileel ten feet deep all over the fljor Sid Claike got a d(e ihet went thirugh him like elecirified epiicksilver, with Legeate at ihe lottery For a fac'. ihe leaders, ignoring all thirga tire, told too much truth for c-oiiifort. Aeitbmir I In- ll ii lie. loped. ITioy Chief, 13 J The great Seoao-ial iuve'tigation, in which so much lime and iui-nev have Le n wastel, and the L-gi-Iature nas rnide such a fool cf it-elf, has l-cen completed, acd the committee have reoriid in feet, ha-e made three difTerent repoiH but all of them are lo the efiVct, that a ter all ihe fu-t, nothing has been elevelojel sufficient o prove the charge of brib-ry agairst any candidate for Senator or any member of ih- Legislature. A majority e.f the Re publican Legislature of Kansas have per uii ,ed themselves to be bullyragged by a blackmailirg correspondent of a Driuo cratic pper in Miuotiri, into f.llicg into his scheme, and wasting time that should have been devoted to needed legislation, and nothing conies of it but another item added to the shame of the State. Deairt ! ttin . J..liie Welt a. Illoclic-Mer D'lnocrat, II. The R-v. John Weiss, one of the mrst radical thinkers in the countiy died at lulon,Sjndey. He was born in lie-ton iu ISIS, wasjradnlleel at Harvard Colbge in 1CU7 and tlhe Cambridge Dmnity school in 1S13 He preeched fur a few years, aid afterwards devoted himself to literature and philosophical di-cussion". Among hi o'her publicatii ns were ".K'lhttic Pres-e," "Life and Correspondence of Theodore Parker," and "Ameiiran Religion" lis wroie and delivered courses of lectures on Greek religious ideas, humor iu Snak s peare, s-hakespeare's Women, etci, and was (he author of numerous articles in riodi cals and newspapers. He was, of late, a constant contributor to the Jnd- He was a leadirg light of the free religious school, and was a most vigorous and ircistve writer, and was a man of vast and varitd acquirements A IHabT.nexl SUlii.g Allrar New York Tribune. Atlanta has had a higb-toned shooting affray after the old aristrcratic manner There was a Colonel on one side and a Cap tain on the other, and the only circum stance which detracted from ihe dignity if the affair was J he fact that there was not so much as a single General engaged either in the capacity of friend or spectator. The Colonel, it seem, closed a certain business) transaction in a way not agreeable to tne Captain, who therefore gave notice that unless the contract an entirely poper one was not cancelled before sundown, he would, in his aristocratic aud extra judi cial manner, proceed to kill the Colonel He was as good as his word, and the Colonel is dead, with a bullet hoi through his brain. If the murderer has been arrested, that fact is not reported. Til Canjoactiow. of tbe Plaaeta la 1SS1. San Francisco Bulletin. 7.J At tbe Teachers' Institute at Sacramento Thursday night, Professor Norton, of the Bute Normal School, delivered s lecture LEAVEN WO KTH KANSAS, THURSDAY, MAJCH 20. 1879. "'TrP - Mt - before c large audience, many Veing unable J of Mr. Ingalls and some of his friends was to get into the church, on tie cotj'ir.etion of theplaneis in lssl and the woeful proph e-ies which hive been made cf death, deso lation, plagu. fanline, violence by the ele meat, elc He showed that whil the con j it c. ion will take place which has n"t oc curred for thouands of yers, and will not again for many ihouard years more, that science gives no reason to exiiect any un usual disturbances as a result. He scouted the superstitious ideas that the Mother 'bipton prophets have any ecientific bi-ds fur the terrible forecasts. Xeverthele-s. he said the appearance of the plague had given the-e prophets some buckin; The large atterdjr.ee and deep iote'est showed that the sutj ct has a considerable hold on the public micd. A Ittj-SinI f Mt.iie-a. ('or Cincinnati lomnie cia'.l Iu the French Brosd in T nre-tee is an i-Ui d containing about COO ki re-. Darirg the fir-l SlocA of 1C75 the fell tiom als.ut ten acres from its upper end ra entire! washed away. In cuiiivatii'g theiib-soi' hfterwaids the soil went through beils ef esrlhenware, so that now the surface i- lit erally cove td wilh the-e fr gtuems i.f an cent potte.y. Oj a fair es uuile en ugh of these reuiiiu en every squ re re J 'o make a jot el ordinary s-z-. In nearly every intarre where eliiches have been dug along the benks or where the hih water has taken away the soil hmmn ho es hsve len e-xhun eil, and in maiy jdsces entire g'tvey etds have l?en uncoternl. In a cer tain loceliiy on Pigeon riwer, a braccu of the Tennessee, it i-impossible loelig a (Kisl liole w thout co.ning upon human remain' It is true that the banks of the Trni.esee river, from its s urce to il- mouth, are a cintinU' us sepulchre, in mary j lates liter ally picked with human loi.es. Sureh tnos tnat welx toe e-.etm are b'lt a handfil to the tribed that nluaiber iu its bjsom" Tlie Sltieeeliie Iti :riiee. PiilUd Iplilal'ie-v l Tl ere stems lo le an irre-i-iirle tec-d-icy tie impracticable extremes in France. X.i mat'er what p'-ly i in po er, tlie .)! cy is ll.e seme. I! jrbotd-ui end- ioacler-ical-re 1 ele-ixitism ih-et lc me-'a intol rrable as he military ab-o'uti'ioor'iinpe- J ri 1 1 - iu it-putillL-siii-ni ilritt- loa rail c.l i'iu iii'-ompa'ihle with a wi-e adiiiinistra ti m of ih- G veruuie' t and an iro'aiitv f ri.'hts The liret thought of ill.- uom-n-li: petty in Fraice is to puui-b i s o ip-iue:i e and ave-iij.e it- on wrongs lief, re needeel ref irms cin he tltidertal-n. viie'ieiive jus si' -ih must first be salieS-d. M sler. tion obpvion ol pat aiuuiosnin", mg- oaniuioiis genero-ity, and lh i.-ej sett? . 1 reeMnti.istion are not taken int cun-iti-ra lion. In couseepi-rce eif this nsr-ow minded action thre is no s.alle g-iv.r m 1 1 in France When a lerge minority is pr istrib d at d peistcu eil it is not -urpri ing lb et it rhutild le ready to .' rm any :el liinceto overhr.iv it-implsra'de et--iny Nihere i the stri:e b-iween pariies-o hittras in Frsnce, aid nowhere is part; pint so ir.j'irious to the nd neil-i-itigof th- C'lnuiuiuti. Keiiewirg ihe 1 M-ton of Fr me einc- lie (imiiMi e.f L ui- XVI, it ieeojs s if Iretiui m-u wen incapabl- i f a regular system id c-'Vern lite lit Ktrg stiiuels to Kit g, iiiiui-trT to mi d-try, ai i polity :o oli- . K. voiuii. u i alwaes imtuioeiit, and ihe ilid-rein clss es of ih eif ly become mi re ai ) n ore; ei: erg ent fiotu and ho-lile tueaeli either. I Lit lit: I. el lil vie.- S e llotc'op. ot .?ItllliciMl IIlles. . iie-loa Advani', 16 Plessrni Hill, Mo, is m'el lo owe a e?ebt of 301 7U7 on a valu ui. u of z2;0 WO She ell rs to set" le at ten cents on the dollar, and 1 er creditors had b tier t ike i'. .' . lt'ssee. Pless.-ent Hill's a-sessed valu ation is abt nt tw-ti iids e l" its bnndeel !fln and she oulv oCcrs ten cilk oi the dollar, and hr lmr.il hotdeis are aiivied to take it C hetopaV boLiled eiebt is o.cr Sl'M, 000, aid h-r total a-ses-nl valiKtiijn is I iliau tCO.tOO, I-ss than one half of her in eltbu in ss, ai.d yel she baa bsen cfiVriog mi re ihau ten cents on the dollar lo hei Isn d holder.". Hon. Geo. S C Dow. an at torney for a ntimb-r of the bind holders, wl.eu he was out here ls.st year inve-ti giting matters, said that (.betopi ws Hie plucKiest little town ii. ihe Sate, and was eil'-riug her noril holders better figures e.u a comprc m ise than any town he hsd f si'ed. In f ct he tin light we weie e ffrrirg, il anyibi g. more than we were really aide to p y. Yei on- or two i f our houdliolelers are still holding out or a little m r, when ib ought lo knowifiheyarem-nof any iti'eili gence whatever, lint the ionjrer ihey pos: (ne the dv of comprouii-e ihe ltr tlie will get Ltshteen mooths ago v.- could pey ten percent, morelh n we could lo elav If the one ur two b mdho el-ra wit are still waiurg for a little better b.d, will act wiib some re3son ai.d common sense they will lake wh t they can get, a d ju-t as soon as ihey can get it, aid in th- most tsngibl. form they can get, 1 his all w- have to say until the n-xt lime. Rrnrral firmit miel '! (ildrs f Inter Ocean, It. While the wi-et and greate-t men of the old woild are vieiog -iih eacti other to d" h nor lo General Gnn', there nalaif malcontents and bu.ybjdies at home who have united iheir voi.oe to slinder and nhu-e luui. For mon'hs the Iudqeideni press (?) and the Pcmocraiic ij-id hav had nothing but sneers f.r (i-neral irni. and in all manuernf ways have songht to c unect bis nime wilh cormpiion while in olfii-e;. The charges are always vague, with out speiScatiiin, and, as the authors we 1, -.now, without a panicle of truth, yet they serve the pure:se of these char acter defantrs w. II Tritir oljct is Dit to slate fects, anv uvne than the ordinarv gns.ips and slanderers. Ii i jii't what the do not want Two or thiee new-pepsrs of this chsr-cier, when pinned down tu facts, milder ''iels.np" ai d iU' cue It " and "shepherd," and then hu k wi-e. General lielknap's cese is too veil known todeceiveanv otc He was a virMni io woman' ambition, aid p--iblv hi- own avarice" but that Gen. Grant was in ihe lesst i plictted hy his f ii no man cogoi zint of Ihe f cts will affirm. The case oi Gen Hihcock didV-tent. II- was trinl by a jury, compo-ed largely f men who were his p dincal enemies, and a Verdict ot eqiiittal was rendered The public lus not been made aware of new and impor tant testimony in the cr?, nor is (ieutr.il ISebcock a convicted felon. Shepherd we accu-eel id mismanagement tf the atjiirs the District of Columbia, This whole management, or mi'iuansgement, under went a ssarching inve-ligaiion bv a com mit tee of which Senator Tluirmati wa m-inber, ard the re(irt ed that committee exonerated Mr. Sheberd in cve-ry part" tl lr which in any m inner involved bis integrity. While the cniumiilee med charges of eitravsgint exis-rditiire. Jel the city of Wishingtun, and not Mr She herd, reaped all the here fits. We specify these three in-tances, Items- they are on tinually referretl to in "lurring Gereral Grent. The criticism has neitner lieen hnr.est cr just, and the American j-wple will convince the world of their low esti mate of the charges whenever the occa-i jn offers. A Peelr of Knate. Cor. Daboque, Iowa, Time. There is great rejoicing in is-liticil cir cle over the return cf some e f the v ry best men in Congress. The reception and welcome Under d to Senilor Ingalls was one of the mast notable of these Senator Ingalls is ODe of the most popular of the members ofthst popular body. Elegant in manner, quiet in ail of his listes, ardently devoted t his friends, yet shriuking from any public demonsTition, a brilliant, cl-ar, forcible writer an almost perfect converter among inlim te friend, an excellent listen er and an accomplished social diplomat, Mr. Ingalls is well calculated to b-, as he is, the center of an admiring circle cf interested and appreciative friends. R markablef or social qualities he is no less noticable for the characteristics which do ' so much to adorn a statesman. A few political enemies have taken espe cial pains to annoy Mr. logalis of late, and the "true inwardness" of the case may not prove uninteresting to his Iowa frierds. Some time since, sever .1 tears ago I think, there was a man in one of the local offi es of Kansas who yearned for more of Urc'e Sim's possessions than the law allowed, and so, says rumor, approprieteel to his own uses some public money. Mr IngalN wro was unwilling t believe the man a vlllian, tried to shield him from the ojsequenc of his crime, and it is said, succe-d-d for a time. But tardy justice overtook the offend er at last, and only through the exertions TT" tha man fcnt from learnir a trade at the expense of the State. Later he turned up in Washington, and now occupies a por tion of his very valuable time in slander ing the man who, without doubt, saved him frm the well deserved con-equences of hia dishonesty. The goseips tell us that there is aIo a snarling cur of the human species prowling about tbe areas and alleys of le specuMlity who is engiged ,in t'iie seme interests? business. This fellow makes some attempt at literary work and writes incisional let'er to tne Kansas Lily Timu His name is Ayres and his record unlra grant. He was a rank rebel and served without distinction in THE COSEEDERATEARJIV. A Virginian by birthhe early imbiltfd the aristocratic tastes of the sons'of that noble Mate, and sat around corner g-rrerie, on leoxea wilh tbe other "while trash" of hi locality Atthecloe of the war be weni to Kansas and detinuuihed himtelf hv squandering the little means he possessed, an tben rtttiirel to his native State and ook up his residence in Richmond, drifting round to Washington a'ler awhile and c'aimirg Senator Ingalls' intluenie to get a losiiien in some of the departments Tbe Senator was not particularly charmed with mm. ana not navirg a vtry pressing sense of his mpoteibiliiies, m urged by a aould be consl'tuent vho"e residence in this State wss .ry brief, he lidn' 'enlbiie" very tnurli, but e!id ob tain for the woman whxwas so unfortunate as to be the wife such a rson a position iu the Pension Offiie, w-l-e-re -he has pup fsirted herself and ibis apperdage for fev eral eer-. The fellow bi--s r oppnrtu- uiejr ion nuer .ur. insii riotti hy Ins ven omous tongue and leelle p-n, bjt'lhe shots are too badly aimed end ion weak to do more than annoy the N-nitor, whi is not winmg to nave th- woman removed 1- liouh constantly iinsrluned to do so, not "" iiie-iineii io visii ner nu-'eanils weak nes and follies upon her head. To this ors.ee ul lsutie- may be traced the slan d rs which have been so cctjriouly ciiculattd by the Demo rats. tiii: vt'.ir.Ki its. Itrcuril nt ttic Tien Wbo Arte Walk mi; Tills Uee'c Tor Oio World' C!iceiieifiititiii I New York World. The third and p'-s.eibly the last cf the c.ntes for the belt given by Sir John Ast I y in mark the ''long di-tance jx-destrian o'lanipionshipof the world" was opened at 1 uVIeck Monday morning, and at hat h us four c nlestants tojk the word at Gil mi re's Garelen. i 'L-iry, the pre-ent champion and holder f .he belt, is an Iii-hmau from counij C.jrk, a d was bom June 0, 1S!G. He "giiiesrr.ing money t a pn fes-i "isl -dtrian at Chic?go, XoveinUr IJ, 1S74 undertaking to wlk fifty mi'es m ei-ln t.otiss and forty five minutes. H- his hen twitv to Kiglaii.lsr.il ha stiflereil elefeat there as well as erj .jel viriury. He went tilo lie walk fur h t belt wi'th barely undiul of friends abutt hitn, and h'a vio orv was a surprise souiewht to h m-elf, iiit m -l of all to hi- R-igli-h opKnenls.' ill-last ublic ls?rf.jrmance-s in 'this citv eie wab John lliiiLe-" the 1-pier,' from Seotembr Oib i.. O tober 3, last, and during the holiday seek with Peter XspoIeuiiCanipana. Rolb .1 the-e walks were wrerched aflaus, though he one with Hif-hes was for the belt and gaVeO'L-ary a lien upon iu Athi'd vie ioiy will make tie lxit his pergonal prop erty. Charles Roweli is from Cbelerlon, Cam ferulae-hire, Kogland. where he was born in 1531, He is nbout 3 feet 6 inches in height ml weighs 1 '0 pounds in running diess He was hrutigbt up lo a boatman's life as a coach for the tiuiversily crews practising e'amu, and fooling it Jiip the tiverbmk .isveiojsu ins runnim-uiioyrexs. tie came ut as a le-sdcslrian in 1SG3" in a n.ilere; h is made 91 miles in an hour and 19 miles in 1 h, 3Giu. at the Lilly I!ridi:e track. In Ojw.b-r 5, ls-t. i e ran 32 miles in 4 hours In ilaicb, ISi.i, at Agricultural H-ll. Lon- don ajfan.st Weston, he covered 17G mile ii 73 hours; fcnd in Ojlober, 1S78 in ihe ur-i c ii.ttsiji.r ihe Rnglish champion belt, ii lished thiid, 470 miles and one lap In his iace he beat Funis nd was beaten b? O.r-ey and "Bloaer" Brown. Rowcll Links, and his trainers p'lare his opinion, thai ho wi.l cover 120 milts in the fir.it HI Ii 'Urs, John Knnis is from Richmond Harbor, C unlv I-ongf .rd I-elat d, where he was turn Jure 4 JSI2; h- is 5 feet S icches tall nil weighs 13(J pou m's. In IsiJS he won so--e minor e-ontest, andiuU-loler 1C, 73, sppearetl again-t O'Lesry at Chicago II- ire given a lead of ten miles in the 100 f r a S1.O03 stfce but at 07 miles gave up On January 29, 1S7C. at Chicago, he cov - -a vi nines iu io i.ijm. .-.-is lie is an expert skater. In November 1S77, he had lumber boul with 0"I.earv, but broke down i.b Ihe evilic. In ItufT.lo in Julv last be c .v. red 100 mile in Oh,20iu.'J.Ss, and walk-d !!' mites wnnotit res: in J-Jh, 12-n, 10 Li ihe lir-t A- 1 y Ilelt match. Oitob-r 23 to Nt Vctnb r 2 I t he w a Cf hat tac cloje iiivn g made 410 miles and fi.'e laps Charles A llsrriman is the onlv man of the q laitetle who has no six-day record, lie look his firs: public walk in his native own of Haverhill, Mt-s., on February 19, 17S, when he staged to beat Heniy Vaughn's time oi 100 miles in ISh 31m. io. The scorer-' blank said the distance wss done in lsh. 3Sni. 40. At the Music Hall in Rn-ton in the Ap'il followicg Har riman coveril the same di-ian eiu lS!i 'm 40. Mey 10 and 11 lat be won the thirty six hour champion t rofe.-sional belt, itiverirg 1G0J miles in 3Ih. 20ti. Inlhis walk b- re-ted but seventeen'mintile", and ihefirt 100 miles he covered ia 19b.Go. 52'. This was his lust record H- has given ex hibition w Iks since. In a priva e trial at Mysiii- l'srk, Ho-ton, he is said to have covered 4 miles in six days out of doors iu very vAfV prac ice. A f foisMmt. IClilcago Tiroes, H It is hinted in Washington dispatches thai 'Renelall is mom amused than con earned at Use I burn's candidscy," which pn.bibly came a near ihe exact truth of the situ e ion as anything that could lie sa;d Randall is altogether too valuable trvaniof the interests which control both parties in Gmgress to be spared. tnulticr I'lace lie e 'ticre l ICooni lr Ifeieeiiu. fet. LouU It-pnbllran, 11 j Cirgressmen Rislsre, of Florida, who was tfs-aled at ih-last session has little to cocn idain f after all. He was alluwed S-t,00O for npr.. of the con'e-t, which, with ?4 000 mile-ge and two years' salary, Eive htm the handsome sum of $18 000 'for two vears of very inefficient service. In ihe miller of coite-sted elections at Washing ton there is evidently room for reform. Vt tilt fire Tner fpnleifr t eli Abnt III Io mo-t. if not ail, of the stales there i- a constitutional provision prohibiting the ad journnient '"without day" of one huu-e of ih-legislature without the concurrence ol th- oilier. OSviou-!y such prohibition, w h ut iD-ris to enforce it, can't be of n cli value That a 'pears to be the opin ion of ihe Arkansas hou-eof represeniatives, Hrli votel to adjourn, ard did adjiurn, without notify ire the governor, or saying 15 1 your leave!" to tie senate. And now it is h qu stion what the senate or anybody else can doab-.ut it lli-alrlcnl Burn, Letter to the Graphic Your illustration of the theatrical bores is excellent. I wish it could be struck off and put up in twenty plac a in th- theatres and ojiera houses in this ciiy, for whatever complaint you may have in X-w York is doubly concentrated here, and late coming con lant talking the rule rather than the exception, and fiats, like loids of hays, are a revocation of much profanity. When tbe grand Maple-son company wer- here I had the misfortune to sit directly befoie a party of young lads and misses gentlemen and ladies I suppose they styled themselves who spent ihe entire evenirg in discussing how tbey could give "Pinafore" at a draw irg room, and 1 was the sufferer by the total loss cf "Crmn." omuletelv mnr dertd hv their "Pinafore" gabble. Wby can't children be kept at home until tbev i . . . - . J icuuoniuuiu appreciate music ana act ing, and wh7 can't ladies be required to take off iheir wide-spreading hats, and whv cin't all nnisacces be Abated. OaE OF THE BORXB. Philadelphia, March 10. KANSAS NEWS. Abilene is to hare a foundry.' Congressman Anderson left for Wash ington last Thursday. Mr. W. M. Gardiner, one of the oldest citizens of Jefferson county, died on the 12th inst, of ty ho malarial fever. T1MELT WARNISO. Pleasanton Observer, 11 Be watchful against incursions of prairie fires. TOR FT. HAT?. (Hills County Star, 15) Report savs that a detachment of the 4th Cavalry, are coming to the post .soon. KANSAS TATENTS. Boxes for packing butter eta, J. W Roger, S domon; Citv c mibim d barrowjand coru planter, M. McSi't, Fanover. SUGGESTIVE Empire CllyEcho,! "In Memorium" "Dide." is the way the Olathe Prcorcsi heads an obituary notice. FOBT ECOTT TO IIAYE rAIXT WORKS AGAIN Fort Scott Herald, 13.1 There is talk of making paint again at the Marmaton. This limert is to be f jrmed from rocks, chalk and coal dust. TOO LATE. Osage County Chronicle, 13 II. D. Shepard, Ion from $75 to $100 h.oii'a thj f tilu.-dof a disintch reaching rlanias City, and the price of corn going down. JOHNSON TOCSTt Olatbo Mirror, 13 Why don't emigrants come to Johnson county where they can boy well improved farms at less than the cost of the improve ments? CIIUECn DEDICATION AT MANHATTAN. Correspondence Topeka Commonwealth, II 1 The Congregational Church was dedi ca'ed, the closing services being held last ight. Rev. P. McVicar, of Topeka, was in attendance. 8CXDAY SCHOOL MEETING. ISeneca Courier, 14. Tbe next semi annual convention of the Nemaha County Sunday School Association will lie held in Sahelht, on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 1 and 2. A SENSIBLE IDE.. Ncoloaha Free Pitas, II. Now, b-cau-e we are going to get a rail rosd don't let our citiz-ns put a big price on heir city lots, and thus kep away persons desirous of engaging in business. NEW CHURCU PROrERTT. Emporia I edger. It. A United Presbyterian Church is to be elected in this city, on the corner of Mer chant street and Sixth Avenue. Rev. Mr INric't has purchased the ground at a cost of $1,100. THEY BETTERED THEMSELVES. Not tn TopekM Times, ll.J Tne most of ihe Ku-uar.s who a couple of years ago lived in North Topeka have gone out on the frontier and purch2-td land of tbe K. P. railway conipauy. THERE IS SOOM FOR ALL. (North Topeka Times, 11) Every passenger train on the Kansas Pacific and Santa Fe roads is crowded, and from present appearance our immigration this year will foot up a quarter of million souls. A MODEL SEWING MACHINE MAN. lEllls County btar, 13,) Cox of the KIlis House, has been ' bilked" lately hy a Sewing Machine m-n, to the tune of seven dollars less the value of 20 lbs of boulder coal, founel in his valire, which he had given in security for bis bill. Thai's what we'd call "heavy" dexo,s. A DEMORALIZED TOWN. Olatlie -Mirror, 13. We understand that every man who don't chime in with the so called temper ance clique is classed with the elrunkirds It is frigbiml to confmpl.ite the number of drunkards Olathe posesses. tCIIOOL RErOKT. We a e in receipt of the report of th State Department of Public Instruction for Mhe school years, ending July 31, 1S77 and Isio. Jt is replete with valuable statistics and clear in iis detail of ichool manage ment. GROWING AND HEALTIIT. lOewego Independent I Oswego is growing active and heallhv. Oo every hand can be seen signs of im provemeul and prosperity. Houses are being erected in dilT-rent parts of the city, and the indications are that she will mane rapid strides forward the coming year. THE LEADT1LLE SCHEME. (Alclilso i Champion, IJ) A brace of young gentlemen from Wis consin took their first lesson in kansas ves- teiday afternoon. Ibey weie deprived of i"20 and a pistol on the Leidville scheme Moral: If you do not want to get nipMl place no confidence in the fine haired youth who talks about Leadvillc. NEW ACCOMMOD ITIONS. (Elllseouuty-Jtar, 13,)f By the new passenger train, you cin leive Hays Cily at C:'5 p. m. anel aruve in Kansa-City, the fd lowing morning at 9.25, and leave Kansas Cily, at 103 iu tbe evening aud arrive at II ys, 2:15 i. m. No passengers will hereafter be carried on freight trains except one goirg Fart at C:3-j a. m. LOSS BY FIRE. Winchester Argus, 13J About 2 o'clock on last Friday morning, the house of Mr. Terry Critcbfield, one mile northeast of O-kaloosa, was con sumed wilh all its contents except one stove. Mr. Lytton and family were the occupants, and this leaves him in a desti tute condition. Xo insurarte. ARRESTED FOR RArE. Celolt Democrat. U.J Last Siturdsy evening Sheriff Hobert ar rested John Doran, who was living about twenty miles southwest from Beloit with his father. Daran is char-d with assault with intent to rape a young lady of that neighborhood. His examination will occur to-day at lOo'clock before Justice Tourney. EILL3. Topeka Commonwealth, 15.1 The total number of bills passed at the late session of the Legislature, was 193. Of these ibeGi'Veiror vetoed one, relating to the creation of a bridge fund, so that the number of new laws is 192. In 1877 there were passed 217, of which three were vetoel and four retained and not signed, so that ihe number of laws enacted at the session of 1877, was 210. TUB RULING rASSION. Pratt county Press J W. W (Shunk Bill) Saiub. is in trouh!e again Last spring be was released from tbe Leavenworth nilentiiy, where he served a sentence for steal ing shunk skins,in II ul c--ison. He took a claim southeast of Iuka, uud-rtook to steal lumber in Hutchison lo buijd shanty; was caught anel fined. Now beisinjeil at Kingman for pressing a yoke of cattle. A nOME INSTITUTION. Empire City Echo, 13. Col. Anthony, of ihe Le even worth Timm. has engaged extensively in selling printer's ink. We have noticed several favorable mentions from our brethren of the press who have used the ariicl- sold by him, and tbey all agree that his IS cent ink is equal to that sold by other parties at 25 cents per pound. At any rate, tbe Kansa press should patronize home institutions. FISHY. Oiwego Independent. 13.1 Hiegins. the Hibernian, caught a catSsh Ipt Wednesday nigh t,tht weighed between sixty and seventy pounds. In iu mouth was ano'btr fish, of the same species, weigh ing two or three pounds, that it had at tempted to swallow, but not quite man aging its head, it having stuck when he reached the gills, the fins preventing its farther progress. FIRE. IBelolt Democrat, 14.1 We delayed going to press this morning to ascertain, if possible, the truth of wild rumors that Cawker City has been visited by a devastating conflagration. It is ru mored by persons who arrived in this city last night that a destructive fire was rag ing in the heart of the town. Brison's lum ber yard, it is stated, ia entirely consumed, and that the btuinesa blocks contiguous lurrouading destroyed. THE FIRST DEEDED CHCKCn PROPERTY ROOKS COUNTY. Stockton News, 12 J "The United Brethren have just cloed a protracted peeling at the Big Medicine ynnrcn. wnicn resulted in a glorious re vival of religion. Many sinners were awak ened and converted, and twenty-three were sdded to the church. More will follow. The church now has a permanent organiza tion, and the fiist deeded church prop-rly in tuta-i county.' Abus writes the Rev. J. II Bloyd, pastor. MORE DAMAGE. Atchison Champion, II J An extensive prairie fire raged on Mon day south i f Whiting, destroying a large amount of protny. Sid. Martin, a ron-in-law of G. R. White, E-q., of this city, lost three horses, pigs, poultry, all his corn, and about half a mile of hedge fence. In fact, everything but his house and familv were destroyed. This is a loss that Mr. Martin caa scarcely withstand, and he has the con dolence of all. BtDLY SCALDED. Ulrard P.ess, IS OnMbnday evening, Leslie, a son of J. W. Womacfcjfditorof the IfttvM, sged two and a half years, was badly scalded. Mrs W. was selling tea. and had tbe c- flee pot selling on the stove hearth, awaiting her husband's arrivtl from the ei2ice While she was in another room, the little boy gotcejr the stove and accidentally emptied tbe contents over himself, scalding his hip- ami legs, the injuries n (beted are very p linlul, and it is feared that the child will bs a cripple for life. A WHOLESALE BIGtMIST. Km pot la News, 13 1 Au effort was made by the reformer, Zrm Wood, ami others, to secure the reletre oi the bigamist, Ferrell on a writ of lub-e- corpus. The effort failed, however, and em Friday he was taken charge of by the Sheriff of Joe Davis county, Illinois, who started east with him the same evening on a freight train. It is claimed that Mr. F has four wives living, which, if true, should condemn him lo solitary confinement in a prison cell during the remainder of his worthless life. LIBRARY 31ETTI.VO. Topekt Commonwealtn, 14 At Ihe annual meeting of the Library sociaiion, helel on Wednesday evening. tbe following ladies ard gentlemen were -leci-el directors: E Wilder. Hon N C. McFarland. Rev 0. Mori au. Jno R Mill vsne, John Msrtin. J-hn Guthrie, Dr I'. W. Stormont, Mrs. C F Morse, Mrs. . J. Hiintoon, Mrs S E. Sheldon, Mrs S S I awr-nce, Mrs S. M Sncer, anil G. O Manchester. The orgeniz ilion of the bosrd end election of officers will be held nex' Wedne-day evening. A TFMPERNCE COLONY. lEmrorla Ledger 1 Francis Murphy is about to establish a 'enqerance colony in this State This world wid- apostle i f temp-rano has al ready selected a large tract of land in Gov county. on the line of ihe Kansas Parifi railway, as the site of his new enternri-e The idei is to establish a temperarce com mnnily for th- ben-fit of refmnieel inehri etes. Mr. Murphy will also mske bi future home in this Slate Men of wealth have promised Mr. Murphv to buy firms in his rew colony and rent them to such a be may recommend. SUDDEN DEATH AT ATCIII-ON. Atchison Champion, le.) This morning we are called Uon to re cord tbe sudden death of one of Atchison's oldest settlers, Gustav Holthaus, proprietor of a bakery between Seventh and Etghdi sire-i-.. Il aprear that yesterday morning he arose to build a fire in his room before daylight, as a candle founel at his side nould indicate, and while in the act of ig riling the kindlings, fell forward, to the de of the stove, deael. Passers by noticed that his store was not opened as usual, but it wai not until about ten o'clock that the suspicions or curiosity lLcIineil look any ac ion in tbe premised Iben the store was broken into, and the body found as above. MEETING OF THE WOMEN S MI-SION SOCIETY Atchison Champion, 14 The next annual session of the Execu 'ive Hoard of the Women's Mission S,cieiy will lie held at Atchison, commecciig on the 10'h and concluding on the 13 h cf April, prox. There will be two sersinns a day, which will be held in the Kau-as Av enue M E Church. Abiut seventy five delegates from Minnesota, fowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Mi-sou ri, are expected to be present. This will be th- first meeting of ' he board ever held west of the .Missouri river. Mrs. A. F Newman, of Lincoln, Neb , Secretary of the Rjrd, is in the cily making the necessary arrangements for tbe meeting. A ITEM PTF D SUICI D E. Oakalooso Sickle, 11. Curtis Conwel I, aged abmt 21 vears. son of L. IS. Conwell, living abiut four miles from Ozkaloosa, on the Leavenworth road, aiieminea suiciue last ouuruay oy taging -Irychnine. He took an overdose, became sick, and bis mother bnding out what he had done, administer, d a lot of lard oil. Intelligence of the siT.ir reached Mr. Row ling, on the opposi e side of the road, when a big doe of mustard was procured and given to the young man, and a phi si cian sent for. Curtis has now recovered Some say his mind has been affstted for some ti" e from over religious excitement, while others say there is a "woman at the boltom of it." A FATAL ACCIDENT. ball nu Democrat, 11. A most distressing and fatal accident oc- cuired at Mr T. H. Cavanaugh's re-idenc-, II ghland Farm. Wednesday, wherebr his son Willie, a bright, intelligent bov 12 years old, lost his life. Willie had "been out hunting, and upon his return, there being a charge m the gun, he attempted to withdraw it. The hammer must have been at full cock, with a cap on the nipple, rod while in the act of pulling out the load the gun by some means b-cauie di-cbareed: th- contei.ts, slug and all, entering tbe boy's aisaumeu. ur. rowiey was at once snin montd and done all (xessible for the relief ot the suflVicr. but d-.e h claimed him as his own at G o'clock Thursday mornin-'. A SWINDLER WHO WAS SUCCESSFUL. Abilene Gazette, It A smooth fellow Irom Salomon City, uauicu i. m. vampoeii, swindled J. b. Kelley, the Jeweler, out of $200 one day last week. Itoccuiied in this wise: Camp bell elrew a check far S200, and represented to Mr. Kelley that he had a car load of cattle on tbe road to Kansas City and wanted Mr Kelley to endorse it. Uiion this repr.seniation Mr. Kelley affixed bis signature to tbe check, and itwascasheel It was soon discovered that Cimpbell was a fraud, and he was finally captured at El- linwood. Marshal Hoisiigton wentdoon Friday last to bring hi'u to Abilene, but sihsn he arrived there found thalCamn'-eli had been released on bail and skipped the country. A FATAL SHOOTING AFFAIR AT GALENA. Oswego Independent, H.i We learn that a man by the name of uuuu a-iuiej, a liveryman, ol Oolumbus was shot acd killed in Dick S.epp's saloon, at Galena, by Joe Ivery. the bar-keeier, last Thursday evening, about five o'chjek. Il seems that Finley had taken some com mercial men to Galena, and while there got lo drinking quite freely. He went to the saloon and eiig-ged in a game of poker, and lo-t all the mor.ey l.e had He accu-ed the bouse of robbiDg him and dem-nded his money batk, and is said to have made threats ed shooting Ivery, if it was not re turned. He made motions as if reaching for his pistol, when Ivery picked up a re volver that was lying und-r the bar. and shot him through the upper pirt of the throat, killing him instantly. We know nothing farther than was, related to us by a man who was there at the time, and onlv give his version of the affair. SERIOUSLY EUENED. Lawrence Journal, 13. Dr. Waugh, of Clinton, informs ui that a painful accident occurred on Wa-hiogton Creek, near that place, recently. A fire had been set on the place belonging to Mr. E. H. Djwell, for the purpo-e of burning off the ground preparatory to making a gar den. The fire was burning slowly against th wind and Hss. Djwell was standing nar it, when it was di-covertd that the whole of the back part of her clothing was on fire. IIer husband rushed up and al temptd to extinguish the Hemes wiihbU bnds. In this he ws siccesslul, but not unul hu hands were very badly burned and his wife was also considerablv iniured. . I& ' TA.:.t. ",. r-P..sl:Ti --"-"" I Terymuchandwm probably be unabls' IN j to work foraT-long time. Aa accident frem line same Cits-ej came ery near occirnrg' tons ot nav and some fence- Beu. Riwlin- I .i. ..i-.kl r : .1 . a e r ou iuit'tiK.u.juf in); iaiie iie uay u-iore, are nemg st wntcn cane verv sear con suinmg tbe house and barn. tRU3IIEDTO DEATn IS A COiL MISE. lO-age County ChronJcV, 13 Carlr" P. E-tlice, a voting man agd 19 years arid nativei of the state e Indians, w killetf in a coal baik on tbe Rirland farai ab-tt four tuilcs south east of this place last Thnrsdar. Mir. V 6 Olin George was in the drift with twe eb.ccas,il -nd e csped with hisif as it we.o by a mere hair's breadth- "iertirg Goo."ge pot lome miners from .he Konhs farm to help get Bettice out, but life was estirct, the heavy I tni-e eif soap stone havicj- cru-fied the lif i ut of him almost instantly It km the uranimous opinion of -oncers whottamia eel the place of th-accident that ihe un fortunate voung man lost his life by negli gence in not propping up tiffi-i ntly It seems that most of th accidents in the coal mines in this vicinity h..ve resulted from the sjmecaue, lack of preps. The deceased. Laving no relative) or friends, was buried by S K. Freeman, trustee of Dragoon township, at tLe ex pense of the county. TVALNUT TIMESK IN K VNJA3. Columbus star. H.) A Michigan farmer paid s Targe walnut tree for which be recewed !tt7G Walnut trees grow in Kaosas with rerairkaUe vigor and thrift. The soil anel climate of Kansas seem to Im especially favorable to this variety of timber. There are ndmer ..us groves of walnut in this Su.d planted ouly ten years ao, that are almo-t large enough for commercial uses. Walnut is very valuable. It commands at all times the best prices, becatie is more generally utilized in the manufacfure of furniture and building purposes. Kansas f.rmsrs ought to give attention to iu culture. A few bu-hels of walnu:?. planted ami prop e ly attended to for a few years, will pro duce a valuable grove of walnut trees, adding largely to the value of a farm. THE GROWTH OF M rilERSttN COUNTY. Cor AtcbKon Champion, l?.l McPherson county is bounded on the north by Silin, on the ea-t by Marion, on ihe south by Harvey and Furd, ar.il on the siest by i.tcv nod Ellsworth. The oounlv contains 570 000 acres e.f land, of hicb ihere were 2.1 IUt taxable, and 170.0711 un. der cultivtnou in 1376 -un increase of nearly 17 OCO arris over the year li77 That the year 1S71 will witness an increase of mum than one-third tf the number of acres of land under cultivation over Us1 ear, there can lie no doubt, as there have been more lhan double ihe raw prairie broken in this county list fall and ibis spiing thau any year since ihe coiintv was organtz d. In other words, I am inform. d by per-on- wtm are in p-iib n tu know that from 50000 lo CO,0t)0 acres of raw yreirie was broke last tall, and this amount ill be more than dotibl.il this year. -Mcl'hersoe county a-orgeiuzeit ilb70, with s poptiliiiou e'f 7SS l. lb75 titled increased lo 0 203. audiluee eim later in ihe fall f 1S7M, here Were 1 1 291 e, le iu the county. Rringocee f tl e rieh-st sgri e-lilturalcuunties in ihn fclat-, if It is no! ihe ruhest, ai.d alreai'y bailing mana of iheoldersellled ceiumies if ihe Stat- inber agrie-ultiirsl Health and s.puUtiun, ihe cleese of 1S79 will e 130U0 aial luo-e pie iu ihe county. There Is scarcely an acie of land in the whole county thai can not be cultivated, and lo whe'eareyou ont of si,;ht of farm houses. Having traveled over a considerable portion of this county and Kansas recently, I speak from observation, when I say that I know of no other county that is so thickly set tled as in McPherson. The Mennonite population of the county is estimated at from 2,500 to 3.000. Mo e attention is being paid torai-ing winter wheat, and thiscouuly,it isclaimcd, la b--lter adapted for raising winter wheel than any other kiul of cereal. The number of acres sown last year was S."!,729, the yield beius: over 2 0CSJ.00O bushels. A. re-, ot -oring wheat sown, 4,235, vulding over 72, 000 bushels. A SLVSRE STORM TN LINCOLN COUNTY. S.ilmo Valley-Kejtster,'. Oa Saturday morning Isrtwcen 2 and 3 o'clock, man. of our cii'Zcs were aroused from their inviting slumbers by tie noise of debris which was throuh ageinst building-, oreasirgopen iioors and v-indons by one of tic most terrible ir.d storms that has ever visited our cily. Up in looking ou' tbe heavens were seu to be livid with an eltctric light, whiih was at firBt supposed to be a prairie Gre or building burning, whil- near tbe earth all furies seemed to cry destruction to everything in its path. At ll.e time noth ing could be told e.f ihe damage done, but as morning dawned many were visiting the wrecks. The BiptistChurih which was inst ready for pla-teriug was entirely dcinoli-hce! ihe mot perfect wrick there could have been made of it 1 he n-w hou-e of Mr Rraden's nearly complete, was carried e ff ibe foundation and so badly rac ed that it wilt probably have to be rebuilt. Ira W. Russetl's new block was shoved off ihe foundation tbout r.x icchea. and ulherwisu n jured. The front of A R Allison's new restau rant was somewhat damaged. Oilier buildiogs Were somewhat damaged Klepper'n old black-iniih. uriop was demol ished, but a Iii tie eijin-e will make the d image goad, while out hoiHts ano straw and hay a aiks were s'renn iu every direction. The storm came from a foatli wesierly direction, but no damsge a knon to have been done nntil this plate wa reachtd, and from hire onward through ihie county everything avail-tie in it path was wreck td. coal miners' weirc in os ioe county lO-vag.j Ceunly Chromcl- TLe strike among the coal minirs in this county is as-uming an unpleasant and seri ous character The original entire of lbs trouble was the proposed reductiou by pro prietors, as follows: Scranton, from seven cents per bu-hel to six; Osage City, from eight to seven, and Kan-as Coal Company from six to fi-e. The men would not con sent, and left the mines. Afterward they wanted to compromise on 5 C and 7$ I'his was lefu-td. Nowthe'meu propese 10 accept the original redoc .on, provided the rates are miintain-d for iu months. This has been refused hy tbe proprietors. Last week, on Friday, tbe Kan-as Coal Compeny agreed to tl.e compromise, giv ing in men ol ce ts, wilh the guarantee of doing so for six months, and the men went to work Parties of miners from shifts of theCirbin Coal and Mining Company, however, did not like it. acd succeeded by threats and arguments in lcdming the men to quit work, though I eiu i paid alt they asked. Mr. T. Heyson, ihe Superintend ent, asked the Carbon miners what ihey wauted: "Will six cents sati-fy. awl it'i my men work ?" Th- response was ''No " fhi- a-tioo if the mil ers outsid-of tbes-e interests d is a serious mat'er, and if tbe miners of the Kan-as Cal Ct.aysor are sali-fied anel want to nort-, they i";l be p-ruiitt.d todosi. MobUwis not para u-oint iu Oeage county, it is by euch follythat the sy.npalhy of the luiikin public is alienated. At Scranuin, there is a dead-lock. From conversations with the m-n ai d the em ployers we are emvino-d that there is lit tle ground for ccuiproinite 'Ihe former complain that they can not live and sup port their families on such small pey, ai-d with an average cf little more than half lime allowed, while the proprietors say that, with close comietuibu, it is impossi ble forthem to pay more. In regard to short time, the proprietors say it is owing to the fluctuation of the orders. Tbatthey would like the men to work all the time if they hd trdeii 'o- the oI teken out. Oa the other hand, the m-n claim this is cot tru, UJ "note adveriisratnt3 for m-n in Fasten? papers to prove it Large numbers of miners are leaving for the East ar-d Wes. acd nronrieJors an- nr. dtrirg out tiols preparatory to closing the shafts. In the meantime, strippers are doing a lively business to supply the local demand. About five huadred miners are en-a:'d in the strike. FIENDISH WOpK. Iloltonllecord, is. Last Fridav some conlemntible fellows ret out fire on Straight creek, which owing to the fiercenese of the wind, did coa-ider-able damage. E. E. Rifttr lost by this uic n u riauiea, cnos, etc , also hu orch ard and eighty rods of fence, while Albert , V - tn - i-k ."V,.. . ...i te- r . t.' i... l"nS !. ?. " .corn, "y, oais, ana an nu larra machinery. I Mr K.'s loss is about $M0. Jack Smiti1 NUMBER 2,559, j lost eighty roc's of fence; J. an Marshall CO . WA-.I..H... . .. -- - . it i aw ruees oi ieee; jas. uawiins, itij rests cl - 1 fence and cone:ilerab!e hav, also a youg orchird; Mr E.njs lost hay and fete Dive 1-sn, hav; all the feBee on the old McKeogh plaee was butxeil, while o'her, ruoiigiHMl- were nn.re or le-a dameged bs the lire fcvnif. Tbe name of tho-e who set ihe tiff out a-e not known.but whi vr did it should sntr-r ihe severest penalty which the law inflicts. Oa Rucfeey e Ridg?, north of RcV, on the simeday, a bre was started, wot. h burned fences, bsrns, horses, ciitle, or chare's and groves to the value of thousarVs ot dollars, fne sea andrel whar-et ont tr- fire was arrested, tkB le. Haveresville and itxkeil up in a room to await tri-I. lie however, escaped, aeel rsfMhiag k - U-n lieard or seen of (iin suxv. EENO COUNTY, lirutcblmso interior. Reno coonty was orgamzed in 17 J. s coutains 1,250 square miles and has a pj illation at present of 12000 About two thirds of the peop-e are natives of tee United Smtes, anl tre balance from vr u. foreign countries. The population is in crea-lng v-ry rapidly, anel a fair eiiin - would be an increse ol about thirty-lhie-e pe r cent, for every twelve mon'-ire The general apjearance of the land is rolling, or gently undulatirg. For farm ing purimsss it presents attractions fur every be holdir. Lljj,geutleswells,bruai.. lev. I Is.ttotns, roaniBg streams which at-r a large portion of the county, pure spicf, bursiiog frejiH Bteadow and hiiirieie are tl.e altracUoDs'whicti presessv ttwoieelve , ar.il ilee verob-t if ibe euiirant is, when 1-- t-e holds theexceeeling riennessof ihe soil ib i no country in the world can be bei'cr ad pled to the waists of tbe husbandman S ime of the best lasds in the Sit ar stilt to be secured in thia county. 1 i ere .s no great quantity of vrcmt land io ir one locality, unless it be in the s u-hwev ern pirt, but interspersed among ihe t ' vstid ferms are larels which can be bouKi at very low pri. es and on long time. ICeEo county lies on both ide of the Vr kansas river and the e3t line cf the cout. ty is one hur.die-d anel sixty miles by ra s.uthwest of Tnpeks. the capitol of th Aate, but as the crow flies, it is not more ban one hundred and iiiiy miles to ihe capitol. The mam line of the Atih.soi. i jieka a-d anta Fe railway pas-w-ihioogb the county fre m et to west, ar i affords the very best of railway facilities. FtSK AT ABILENE. Topeka Cosatttoaweallb, 15. The terrific wind storm of Thur-dos night bss dose a great ileal of dam .e i iriqwr y all over law State, both by tire in. by original blow. Stiver Lake, New aid Whhila have all i.nvrsei more r l.s tail ne.ue if tnt-ai so severely as A hi I, r. huh thai ntgblesme Very neatly heiu net m re. IDrough the ea.nbiueel elemen s wind aLd brr which were burieel ag' c ii with all tne t rce . f nature. The tarn, era have beu c'oartug their fields fir a rek pust and bve been Aumiig the re I u -Iraw and ejur a atall.it SicJt a fir- w . progress near Abilene night btforu , hen tbe wind rai-eel;ad as tl.- b. . blew fiercer ard m..ie luriott tbe tir- i. created in eiisnnnins until it ceared tb to ii. The a' arm was at once given, and '' cit zens in rned ont tamoe tu aires' i cuiir-e if ihe tl ernes, wh.cb threatei.d i --allow up their borne As soon as a spate wag retched with the limits hich was bare of grasx, the t r-os e btained an advaniate wiicli was I ' lowed up closely, anel tbe fire was subdii ' before it leached the boainesa poruuu tbe town. The fcene is elescribeel a simply r -r -We, b7 one wbo teas present. Mn,"wi i . i and children running ia every eliree t . n all expecting to lose all they had in t. world, and not knowing where or bow ;. we.e to save tbemeelves. The losa teas not near so great as migh' have been expected under tbe ur. urn stances, bat still it was very heavy, Mr I II Ltbold, the banker, being the hes.v r l.er. HU loss consists) oi about 7 eji bushels of corn ami 10 000 bushels cf wIki,, toge-thtr with the buildings in which 'h trail was stored, and a large quantity . . ferjeing. Two handsonie reaidcoera in the on skirts of ihe town were also destroyed, a a number of smaller residences an 1 building were more or less it jured. H-DDEN DEATH Cl TOPtKA. Topesa Commonwealth, "..! The train from the nest on Wtdcesd-iy Iai week brought to this cily a young n. .i. bv ibe name of U liter t II. RracLeir, h.. was in bad hellli, teing a confirmed e .n sumplive, and who had come Hest m se rrt of he a I Hi and a business location. He nao benhre once before, in INovtmler I s and had gone to Neston; but not likir the coumry, lie returned to thia my , , await the coming of bis brother, when ti r two were to go into some kind ejf bti-ine here. V. hen in this city before, he stepped Mr. Oirertons. and be went there .ijrt r came back. Ha was very weak acd u he was not as well aa when he had I es i there before, bat as he had said very U ' no one paid much attention to film. 1 kept his room quite closely, but no o. thought him seriously ill until all waaote when he was found cVad in btel yta.ti -morning. The discovery crea'ed no little oocsten. tion in the hou e, aod Mr. Palmer, the n .. d-ruker, was immediatriy sent for, and re moved tlte body tu hia rooms, where it s . reniains, undergniaj a preservtivB pruce . preptralory to lis ahiptneu; east. Jlr. Brackett was, to all appear- i . about twent two or twenty three y e us age and seesed to have bteii in -a-v c cumstancts. Aa examinati .n of bis 'i r ah. wed that be came from WaktSeld, .Mas nschusetts, anel that he h a moth-r livr there now. The last entry iu his bock ve make the night he died, acd leael-. 'I walked a Ik-it blocks ekwn town but was too weak to go far, pae. a wiek's hoard thk evening, ai i wrote a Ieitr to mother.-' 1 here u et.. the word m.tl.er bviug tbe last be e wrot-. Hu diary shows that he bsd wrt len to her e7ery two or three days for . eral weeks, but none of hte letters ,.s found among Lis tflects. AN AT KELATIVK TO EECXXT SCeirTIZ An act to amend section one "seadred ani twenty-two, of chapter number twen three of the general statutes of eighteen hundred and sixty-eigb emitlei an ait cuueerning private corporaUooa. Bt it emitted h-j tKc Lcjuh.ltut tf ilttin w. Srr-rr.s 1. That seclioa namber r hunrlred and tweniy-three of aa at-, t ilteisin act cot,cj-rni j; private c-rp- r-. tioos,'' be amHsieel so as to reset f ,i;v SiCUon oee handrret aad twerBty tso ai reiiii. us scie y. raililary eir lire Ouo.pt li'erary, chsntabie or benevolent a-s. lioe, oilier than e eilege-, universities, ac eiuK or semtniries, or any grand or su s ordmate Lodge ot rieeeand Accepteil M -s n-, or the 1. depeinleot Oidar of Odd hei lows, Knights e.f Pv'hi-a Knights er II o or, Aneicni Orelerejf C .ittil Workmen I depneejent Order cf Mutual Anl, le.it i iemplars, cr any other secret benevjfo asscciaticn or eirgabizatieeD, mj hy ii.e enn-ent of a m j sritjr of iu tn.en!r- b, oaiebolies, rorpurate under Ibis w, la fi log the charter required br this ct e'ecung directors e r trustee and peifi.rui ina the things as are dirtcteel ia the rate .it jther corsj.-atijiv; ami when so organ. id shall have alt tbe prewere and privileges and b- suhj-ct to ail th- restrictioss ia tn s act, eootaintd fur the cbj cea named in ti. charter, reel shall have tne nae poer i make by-laws for the regulation of t. eir aflairs as other corporations, and shall ha . power to adopt a by law to reduce a cumber of iis director- or trustees) to no" less than three, awl to inet rporate wun that number and to prescnb-i tLeir trrm of office, and to do anel to sr form all other acts in accordance with the obj-cta of the said lodges respectively; such diiectors or tru-tees shall ne t usurp' or ex erci-e ihe functions of the oflicera in charge of the spiritual affairs of anv societv. Sec 2. That section 122 of the'act en tilled "An act concernirg private corpora tions' J, hereby repealed. Szc 3. Tbu act to take effect from and after its publication in the Weekly Com mmxcccllh. Approved March 10, 1S7). I, James Smith, Secretary of the State c' Kanns, do hereby enify that the forego ing is a true and correct copy of the origin al enrolled bill on fi'e in my office. In tr. -timony whereof I have hereunto subscribe.! tor nime and affixed the great seal of ih- dav of March, A. D. 1S79 ate. L'gne at loprga. Kansas, this 1 It lls.h.1 " JAMES SMITH, Secretary of State.