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Tafe is -f '- ST.- e - ,C -r, -, Ili!PT , VsS IT )5 "s?a ;, v "vaV ,"- . -'tir- -i.- s ?MJrS- V3; i tr. THE LEAVENWORTH WEEKLY Vs LEAYEN WORTH, KANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1879. NUMBER 1,261, Conttnitnt. Established, by I O'R. Anthony January 1B61 1 Jjfe-STiToKia; -.'V'-raa: -- "- - . - "WXJ. " sfcs, . a ii .-'JBBBBBBBBBBa'3SgF - C fcrr '-SHIfPI TIMES -Y I 1 1. - r Wtttoi iuus THURSDAY, APRIL, 3, 1879. The rumors of rich cold discoveries in Cowley county, in this State, are belieTed to be false. THE1I-KtT. The regular Republican ticket, headed by Mr. Fortescue, will be found in our col umns this morning. It is made up in the main or good men, worthy of the support of the people. THF. lETIiCltATI(;'IIC'KET. In our advertising column, will be found the ticket nominated by the Democracy. It is a very fair one, and one which we sup pose will command a good Democratic vote. Their convention in the main acted wisely. .TIAKIXfi NII.VCK. According to the Burlington Uaultyc the dream of the alchemists has been realized, and a Dr. Farri", ML Pleasant, Iowa, has succeeded in transmuting hue metals into silver. The HavLeye evidently believes its own story, nevertheless we would not advise the owner of a rich silver mine to exchange it for the Doctor's secret. Til. IllCllr JIAM. The Republicans of Atchison have put the right man in the right place, having nominated Col. Martin, of the Cltampion, as their candidate for Mayor. There is no man in Atchison who has been more in timately identi6cJ with the interests of At chison than Ccl. Martin, and no man who has contributed more to the properity of the town. He deserves well at the hands of his fellow citizens l-l.to.i l.WV. The Supreme Court of Ohio has decided that where a drunken and unruly pwen ger is put off a railroad train, and is then run over by another tr in, the railroad company is not litble. It was the duty of the railroad conductor to protect other pas sengers against him, and if he was too drunk to take cre of himself after that, it was only his own fault. Similar law has been laid down in most c f the other S a'es of the Union. Xt.W KI.KS. prtrent dUtreM ii New Orleans is The not a carprt-bic afftir far from iL The government cf native Democratic bulldi z-rx are wholly reson-ib!e Th banks invert ed largely in State i-ctirities, from an over confidence in a millennial state cf the finances and government which Democracy was to bring Hilt under Democratic rule everything hasgone to smash, and the Gov ernor himself was so much di-gus'cd with state of affairs and his inability to provide a remedy, that he threatentd to reign a few weeks aso. ?iit. i;.ti rn: . ni; : i.i-vf.s. Mayor Ummeihun withdraws from lh contest in favor of Mr. Fortescue, and publifhes the following card : To my friends and citiz-ns of Leaven worth, and n-iecilly tho-e who earnestly solicited my candidacy fur re election of Mayor, accept iuf thanks, but do not con sider me any lonp-r a candidate for re election. I re'iiectfully riqueft my friend -to support Win M. Forte-cue for the office of Mayor. Very respectfully, Geo U.muetbun. Leavenworth, March 2S, 1S7D This leaves the contest between th regu lar nominees of the Republican and Demo cratic parties mt,Y 1 tl.l. laTKKFST. " One would think from the amount of clatter made by Clough & Wheat that they were the attorneys for nearly all the bond holders, when in fact they have only about 530.0C0 of the $300,000 in process of col lection through the courts. All the other attorneys are willimr to make any reason able fetllemenL When it is remembered that this 6rm one agmd to defet the col lection of all bond', in amount nearly one million of dollars, for a um of $25 000, and are now demandirg the last cent, th people will question their honesty and sincerity, and n'lurl'y conclude that lawyers hare no consciences, working for pay only. The refusal f Clough & Wheat to coni promire the small amount of bonds in their hands has a tendency to prevent others from compromising tl.HM. WllllK. The Democrats ot the House are now compelled to observe the strictest discip line or run the rirk of losing their hold. It is necesssry that one hut dred and forty four Democrats be present to carry a mo tion. This leaves but a small margin for absences. If three members abent them selves the Democratic majority is IosL Under these circumstances the Democracy are making a desperate effort to hold on to their majority until the contestants can be brought to the re-cue. Election cases can not be tried fast enough to fill the ranks and relieve the average Democratic con jrressman from the necessity of always bt ing in his seat. An effjrt has been made by Representative Ellis to increase the elt c tion committee to nineteen in ordar to try several election caes at once. A TEXAN HAH. STORK. A correspondent of the Dallas Ccmnur dot, writing from Kaufman county, Texa, cays a hailstorm occurred in that vicinity on the 12th im-L which left drifts of hail in places, four fret deep, much of which still remained on the ground when the let ter was written on the 23d. The writer says: These things are facts. You can't find a green twig anywhere in its path. For tunately it is not general, only a mile or two wide, and a few miles long. The wort was in our immediate neighborhood. You can talk of your boa constrictors and your green-eyed monsters, and your white whale, and the devil fi-h etc, but I never want to see the like again. I have seen tail that would measure two and a half or three inches in diameter, but never saw it in quantities by the carload. But this tail wa from the sizs of a pea up to one fourth of an inch in diameter; it has beat Dearly all the bark rff of peach and china trees, killed many birds and pigs, rnd what it would do to a person if they had been out, I will lrave that for you to decide. rKK. The Cincinnati JYf Curroit, of the 20th -JnsL, contains the full returns of the winter pork packing at the leading Western cities, -Chicago, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Indian--apolis, Milwaukee and Louisville. That -paper assumes that the returns embrace -over 100,000 hogs belonging to the October account The aggregate at these places is .6,300,142, against 4,504,673 last year. The Average ncqt weight is 217 43-100 pounds, a decrease of 7 pounds net, or 9J pounds -gross, compared with last year. The average TieU of lard per hog is 40 39-100 pounds, CtJast 38 91-100 last fear. The production of pork was 353.000 barrels, against 483,000 . last Tear. The teturaa tfcas far neamd eam iaeriar planes i4ieai slwaUa state - fcltiag rfia wejjfct at rsasl.j ,,,, - j. afa1 las,., causa,.. 5ff; rViTTtaTi Tif 225 places in regard to the prospective supply and time of marketing spring and summer nogs, ana arrives at tne conclusion that in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana there will be a marked decrearc; little if any in Illinois'; probably as many in Missouri, and more in Kansas ami Xebraka. The most liberal runs are expected in May and June, and the latter part of the season The to tal packing last summer was about 3,350, 000 hogs, and it is regarded as likely there will be a decrease of 20 or 25 per cent this season. THE (ifcKTIAX 7IlsMw. Andrew D. White, whose nomination as Minister to Berlin, was sent to the Senate some days ago, is the distinguished Presi dent of Cornell Univen-itv, and formerly San Domingo Commissioner. He was a Conkling Republican in 157C, and has since been known as an active supporter of measures looking to reform in the civil service. He is a sound scholar, a highly accomplished man, and will add honor and dignity to the diplomatic service. XKWIHAPKK CHANGE. The evening J"Wm, of this rity, has changed hands, having been purchased by James F. Legate and Joseph Clarke. The new proprietors took possession yesterday evening, after the i-sue of the paier. Mr. Legate has had some experience as a news paper writer, and is recognized by all classes as a man of ability. Mr. Clarke has a practical knowledge of the business, from long experience, and is a prudent, careful business mm. Under their man agement the ItM ought to be a good paper, and we hope they may be ab'e to make it a good bueiness venture. riti:i i)oin.i.s United States Marshall, Frederick Doug lass, has written tte Stcretary of the Kan sas State Historical Society the following letter: Mawhai.isOfficp, 1 Washington, D C, March 25, 79. MvDfak'iii:-! am obliged to you, both fur your kind and generous letter, and fur the pimphlet Biennial KeKrt of the Kn-tts State Historical Society. You do me right and justice in rating me among the early iriend- of Fiee Kansas I regam thecotliict there s the turning oiut in the civil and politiral hi-tory of the United States. Vri Kansas, n eant a free wtrt, h free south ard n fre: nation I am sorry I cinnot send you any diuments worthy a place in your library My per publirhtd in Rochester, New Yrrk, during the ieriis! of the Kansas peril and much devoted to Kansai. nfiair, was a fw years ago, destroyed by fire I lost twelve vol umes of it I have never been able to re cover from other sources, any of the miss. ngvoluni'S save one. I will, however, look among my books and papers and should I 1 K) fortunate sh to find any thirg which msy be of value to the Kansas State Historical Society, I will promptly and gladly tend it Respectfully yours, Fkep'k D uolass. F. G. Adam', Secretary. I7iniCIATll III KNS. The wonderful immigration to Kansas during the last four years, and especially during the present season, is a matter that is attracting the attention of the whole country" In an article on tins sutijct the Augusta (Ga) Cttrmidt and Sa.ttrul of the 21L siys: Thero is a rusi ol immigrants to Kan sas. Four thmisard persons are sid to have passed through Kinsss Citv, Mo, in a single diy last wek It is said, too, that these wre thrifty, enterprising Middle S'at s men, who have enough substin-e to begin the world on in a new country. The Chronicle cannot understand why this tide should continu to flow westward, while the South with all its attractions of soil and climate, is passed by, and it says: Why many thousands of well to do peo pie in the East come not here annually to settle is a problem not yet decided or solved. If any person su?gest that possi bly our own people are at fault, there is indignant denial; hut the f ict remains that the most naturally favored section on erth does not prove attrirtive to the mil lion, and that westward indeed the star of empire tikes its way. Posiblv, when the West becomes as crowded as the East, the Sin'h will become the destination of the swarming human hive. D ubtles the "problem" referred to by our contemporary has not yet been solved by the South, and more's the pity, for all the rest of the world solved it lorg ago So long as you persecute people for their opinions' sake, you cannot expect them to comeof their own free ill to make their homes among you. I'enwcution des not necesiry imply the rack ard the thumb screw, or the prison; to the refioed.educated and sensitive person, there are modes of torture mo'e severe than thee; political and social ostracism that severe 'letting alone," which pur neighbor of the Clironirle knows is meted out to the Northern Re publican who goes to make his home in the South are the great b irriers in the way of Southern immigration, and until these are broken down and utterly destroyed, it is idle to talk about immigration to the South. THE 1IE1 Al WAYS TII.IJI THE TKIJTH. Over a year ago the Kansas City Timts published'some figures, obtaimd from the Post-office department at Washington, showitgtbe amount of postage paid by a numbr of newspapers in this -tale and the Missouri Valley This ststemrut showed that the Champion wis then paying a larger amount of postage than any other paper in Kansas. For the past two or three months the Leavenworth Times has been jiubli.hinga statement showing the amount of postage it (the Time,) now pays, snd upon these statements instituting comparisons favor able to itself and unfavorable to in contem poraries. So far as the Champion is concerned, the figures now published by the Leiyejj wokth Times are a gross misrepresentation. More than that the Tives knows that it is guilty of a gross misrepresentation, because it knows that the fijures it is pubh hing, concerning the amount of postrge paid by the Champion, are those of the iast fix months ot the year 1S77. Col. Anthony has no business to mi-reD-rrs'nt a contemporary in this matUr. In so doing he is guilty of an act that, in oth ers, he would denounce as unprofessional and outrageous. The Times occasionally boasts that it alwsTs tells the truth. Its statement that the Champ-on i now paying only $33030 per annum as postage on its circulation, is an absolute falseh. od. Will the Times correct its statement concerning the Chm pinn, or will it con'ir-ue to publish this falsehood? Atchi&m Champion. The matter complained of above can be Tery easily settled by the Champion, pro Tiding they will publish the amount of postage they now pay, say for fhe first quarter of 1S79, and TiieTimes will gladly give tbem credit. The Champion, however, ought to make no complaint as to our action. They pub lished a secret circular showing false fig- urea about The Times circulation, which they used with advertisers, thus compelling ns to show the amount of postage we pay. We gWe the Chimpion credit for all it ever claimed to pay. Could we do more? The fact is the Champion does not now give the figures. The Champion may now psy more than $336 36 postage per annum, bat if it does pay more, it is such an insignificant aaonat that they are ashamed to aasae iL Oar figures of the asomt of postage paid i Ina Clsayi'sM irm tirrn fmsi ay ana CI ism i w asT- a JZr-rslfrj!' Q'Jttt W: . or M I f gUtaion. moye '7 the Senate Ioot:n!,tn . inveatization of the Xenia Home kissing bees. Xontk'trmcHv iliao "onire. Xew York Herald, 2J.J The Co" r ssional galleries are deserted for the moie piquant Oliver-Cameron trial The school for scrndal is a perennial planL Ttae Same III llaloclnntlon. (Philadelphia Tress The Democrats have learned nothing during the last eighteen years. They still imagine that the United States is bounded on the north by Mason and Dixon's line. And ttae ttmj Is Mot tar nutanl. Chicago Journal, 27 The day is coming when the Southerners will regret that they persecuted the negroes and drove tbem from the '-outh to till the soil and increase th wealth of o her States. Ther Knew Tln-jr De.ri-d It. (Philadelphia Record, 25.J It was a quickened conscience, and not a quick sense of sight or smell, that made the A Urn town people mi-take a ehoer of Jersey pine pollen for a shower of sulphur. U'bere One lion to 7IUnuri llun- dresl "ome in Kansaa. (Philadelphia Pi, 2 Kansas and Missouri are doing all they can to attract emigrants, but where one goes to Missouri a bundled enter Kansas. Perhaps if Missouri offered a civilizition based upin the equality of rights of every citizen, her soil might lie more inviting. An t.'nlurky lUenollnl Company. The wanton murder of B C Porter calls to mind the ill lurk of the Diplomacy com pany. First Mr. Montague died; then Miss Granger fell ill; next Mrs. Georgiana Drew Iiarryinore was obligtd to leave through illre-; ard now its stage manager hasben killtd and one of its leading members wounded. Itie Ilrmniiil of Hie omkI jr. IKvansvlIle Journal. 1 The country demands eace and rest peace from parti-an struggles, rest from ignorant wrargles and demagogues and if the D-mocratic majority in Congrees deny this demand, the party need never exrsrct to control another Congress, nor elect a PrtsidtnL Aril Ivor) O'liiml'tee (New York Til bum.) The following wer aptninted to act as an Executive and Advisory Coniiuittee of the Republican ciucus throughout the XLVIih Congest Mr. Fi ve, ( Me ), Gen. Garfield (Ohio), Mr. Conger, (Mich ), Mr. Dunnel, (Minn.). Mr Jame, (X Y ), Mr. Harris, (Mnss ), Mr. Henibr-.n, (111 ). Mr. Harmen, (Penn ), and Mr. Hskell,( Kan ) The People rslnst Mulder. I he Officr ICinrinnatl Cluzelte, 2.' Rochester, X Y., is in a state of excite ment over the indictment of its M ivor sod Police Cominii'siotit.rs for criminal neglect ot duty. The law and order eople wanted the 300 saloons in the lace closed on Sun day. Xeither of the officials above men tioned would doantthii.g. Their conduct was laid before the grand j'iry, with the result above mentioned. An 1'nplraMnl lt edlcsinent. The Portland (Me) Vrts says that a gentleman sitting in the choir gallery of one of the churches of that city Sunday tipped back his (hair, lost his hilance, and was shot through a panel in the organ casing and landed on top of the bellows. There he had to remain quiet for a half hour, until the sermon was concluded, for fear of the noise the bellows would have made had he moved. 'Pay Aw Yit ;.' Atchison Champion, 25 The Leav, nworth Republicans adrnled resolutions pledging the nominees of the convention to the strictest economy in the discbarge of their duties, and tn the adop tion into practice cf the motto; "Pay as we go," in municipal affairs. This is ago'den rule for municipil governments as well as for individuals, and ought to te resolutely adhered to. A Premau in l.ncK. (Dallas (Texas) Herald. Mr. Frank Miller, an employe in the press room of the lltraM, has fallen hsir through his wife to $2,000,000 Mr. Miller married Miss Azelia Dore, grandfather of Jean Louis Champagne, who recently died in Texas, leaving a princely fortune to be divided among his heirs. Mr. Miller is brother in law of the late Gen. Alfred Mou'on, of Loui-ians, who was killed at (he battle ot Manefirld, both having mar ried sisters. o Trill U in trie Mri Abonl lllca- 1 Ihl If, Chicago Journal of Commerce,?!.! There is nocontageous pleuro-pneumonia among the cattle brought to tt-e Stock Yards in this city. In an interview. Col lector Smith says: "I do not believe any di-ea?ed cattle have Iieen exported from here. My judgment about it is tlii-: The new administration in Canada is a re strictive one, the object of which is to build up Canadian trade ard discriminate against the L'nitid States. The reportisa ptrtoftbe political scheme to kill our trade. There has not len a trace of pleu ro pneumonia or any other contageou dis eii among any of the cittle shiped from Chicago. If there had been, th other cat tle, same of which have remained here ever since the shipment would have suffer ed from contact." Hood, Whether True or .'Vol. The best thing now evolved from the Oliver-Cameron trial is the story that whn tie Tenerable defendant was chsirman of the senate committee on foreign relations, the San Juan question somehow came be fore him. Knowing nothing whatever about it, even the name slipped from his mind, and he recover d it as Don Juan. Accordingly, after consultation with the congreesional librarian, he had all the best editions of Bryon's famous and fragrant ;ioem sent to his room, and studied it faith fully in search of diplomatic informa tion. He found a great of information, but not of that kind, and at last was very mnch relieved by being told of his most extraor dinary mistake. Eomrwnat Snrnnken, as It ft ere. t. Louis Tirms-Journal, 27.1 The Bsptists of Chicago are just now excited and worried over the prpcct of losing one of their finest church edifices through foreclosure and sale. They are making vigorous atlemp's to raise the money to pay off the dialing debt, scale down'the mortgage and secure a long ex tension. The church property that cost $1C3,000 is mnriggd for $53,000, and now valued at $23,000. It is said to be four times too large for the accommodation of any congregation likely to be attracted to its support during the life of the re newed mortgage, should a renewel be ob tained. Some ot the more prudent breth ren thirk it would be wiser to leave the buildirg than to bankrupt the members in an effort to save tL Chicago real estate has depreciated in valne so to speak. Twaw xnrrt be m Boy. Vlrklnla Chronicle. An incident which happened a few years sgo in this city shows that servant girls are about as sharp as the average run of people, Mrs. is a married woman, who Is evidently unable to keep a servant girl more than six weeks. She is over bearing and tyrannical, ard makes it al ways intol-rably hot for the domestic. A few days ago, so the neighhors say, her servant girl came in and said, as her month was up, sLe would take her money and go. "My gracious, Mrgie, you must stay a few weeks longer. ou know that I ex pect to be sick soon. I will give you ten dollars more a month." "I can't stay, ma'am I hare engaged another place." "But, Maggie, think of my confioe menL" " I'm sorry, ma'm but I can't help iL" So the hard hearted Macxie packed ber trunk, and an hoar later, as she was leav ia she said: -If yen plesve bum, lMsi u noy wiHUafiaVseaa." " HW. BSB BBBB BBsft aBBBBBBBBsfaaaB SBBBBBBBBBst HTat Bat 'ri-jvv-V'vv--: 2. Democratic Civil "errlce Kctoriu Chicago Journal. When the Cunfedtratts turned rut the Senate officials who served faithfully and j efficiently lor years to make room for raw , Democrats who never had any experience in the offices to which they were elected, the people wtre made acquainted with the kind of civil-service rtfcroi the Demccratic party believes in. Tuelldr Silll Ns-Ulnar tlntuam, (New YorkTlinis,25.( Whatever the explanation the fact is be yond dispute. Western reports contain abundant evidence of the renewal of the stream which severe weather for the time arrested. Inclement as the weather still is, it no longer retards the rush of people in quest of new homes. Additional paspengtr trains are found necei-ssry at Chicago, and the routes which these trains are intended to serve indicate with tolerable accuracy the direction in which the spring pressure is already felt. Kansas, Xebraska, ard Colorado supply the greater number of ob jective points From all the railroad cen tres west 'f the Mi-sipsippi the statements are identical. Trains are crowded. On the highways teams are as plentiful as though railroads were not runnirg Things are not quite so far advanced in Min nesota and Dakota, where the eaon is two or three weeks later, but from both the information received gives assurance that the same condition of things will tie expe rienced there. The r.rnjirtion of foreign immigration in the movement, n tar as it has been developed, is comparatively small Immigration is reviving, as the arrivals at Casilr Garden show, but not with the de gree of strength which might be inferred from the general fact reported from the West. Indeed, the movement which chal lenges attention represents migration rather than immigration the migration of Amer icans or of foreign born settlers who have been more or less Americanized. They go to stay. And their greater aptitude for life in a new region renders more certain the industrial results of the expanding area of settlements. llie Clueen's Trip (-t Louis Republican, 27.1 Queen Victoria's objective pnint in her pre. nt Continental tour is the Vilia Clira, on Lake Mangiore. a few miles from liay onne. in Italy This magnifirent coun ry seat belongs toMr. Cbarbs Henfrey, and is represented as being one of the most beau tiful places in Eirojie. 'I he royal lady who, e believe, travtls under the name of "Duchess of Keul" will efiend three weeks there. She is accompiried by the Prircrss Beatrice. Lady Churchill, Gen. I'unsonby, Cspt. Edwards, Dr. Jenner, and a number of i-ervtnts. among w bum is the inevitable John Brown. The ppecial train, made up ol her Majgrty sown railwsy cirriag",goes by way of Lien, Tours, the Mount Cenis tunnel and 'fur n; in Biyormc At tint town the queen will be met by Sir Augustus and Lady P. get, to whom have bten entrusted the preliminary arrange ments at Villa Clara. It is (swil.le t-he may be i-iintd there by the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, w o proiose taking s. supplemental honeymoon trip through the .Mediterranean. Before returning to England she may visit Paris and Beil though no formal announcement to that effect has been made While journeying stnct'y incognito, ictoria will everv here be received and treated, not as uibe I) icbess of Kent," but as (j leeo of Greit liritain and r.nipressot India. Which re mirds us that the Duke of Kent, her father, was obliged to borrow money to bring his wife from Germany to England, in order that the exK.cteu child might be bem on English soib Tuo 7lare 11 -(! leiMcniered. (Rochester Democrat J Dr Peters, of the Litchfield i b-ervatory, Hamilton college, di-covend two planets lielonging to the group of asteroids, Satur day morning One was of the tenth magni tude and was in eleven hours, fifty-eight minutes right ascension ard nine degrees, twenty-two minutes north declination The other is of the eleventh magnitude and was in twelve hours, eleven minutes righ ascen sion, and nine degrees, thirty-one minutes north decli ation, and moving north Al though it is taking an unfair advantage of other astronomers to discover two plants at one lime, Dr. Peters may be excused, as he could not well avoid seeing both, as hey are in such close pnximity. Un der his thirteen and onenilf initru ment with a low power, both placets would be very nearly in the sime field. The larger planet was on Saturday morning abou t degree to the southeast of Ooiicron Virginia in the head of Virgo Ooiicron Vi ginis is a star of the fifth mag nitude. The smaller planet is thirteen' minutes or about three degrees and fifteen minutes northeast of its companion. Tne smaller planet's northern ileclination varies but nine minutes of arc from that of its fellow. These planets will lie watched wnh considerable interest owirg to their close proximity. Our local astronomers will be ab.e to catch these diminutive wanderers, as the constellation of Virgo rises quite early The bright star pica Virginis rises epjite early. I be bright star Spies Virginis rose on theiiOih of March at 8 honrs 3 minutes in tl e evening. The head of Virgo rists somewhat earlier. A good telescope of more ihan three inches aperture should reveal both planets On the 30th of September, 1S7S, Dr. Peters dis covered his thirty-second planet and num ber 192 of the whole lisL Two at least have len discovered since in Kuroe, making, with the last two, IDS Perhaps the four necessary to bring the number to 'JOO may r gathered in during the year. It is probable that tt ere are yet plenty of them roaming around ihe celestial field. I'r-slilriillel Poatofflrrs. Atchl-oti CliHmploii,27 J We s'lpjwse it is understood, very gen erelly. that by this term is meant only pos'offices. whera the receipts are sufficient to entitle the postmaster to a salary of $1,000 and over For all such offices the President appoints the postma-ter : foi offices where the talary is lee, such officers are appointee! by the Postmaster General. As the receipts determine the grade of the offices, rf course the itcrea-e in the number cf Presidential posioffices fairly illustrates the growth of a State. Kansas, in this respect as in all other methods of comparison, shows a growth exceeding that of any other State in the Union. In the number of Presidential postoffices Kansas is now the fifteenth State in the Union, only the States of Xew York, Illinois, Penn sylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Iowa, Mich igan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Xew Jersey, Con necticut, California, Missouri and Texas having a greater number The following is n list, in full, of the Presidential poet eifOces in each State: New Vork 173 Vl-ginla 2S Illinois ISi.S'ew lUmpshlie enusyiania. Ohio MasKHCbusttta . (Jeonsta . 1 Iiij Vermont 19."TViine-ee , y Nebraska.- , 7 Albjnu.. , 69 Mississippi. . os Msryland Iowa . Michigan--ludl.ina -... . i-consin New Jerey Connecticut . olorHlo . . 4.S North Carolina. . 4?'-outh Carolina. . 42 Khu'e Island . 37 Nevada . Si Is ullant. . . 27; rkansHs. ,,, California. Missouri .. KinsMS . . Kentucky. Minnesota r KinrltlK. Maine SGWest ViielnU la tbe retvnt readjustment of salaries it surprised the Postmaster General a Southern man to find that of tbe 145 Presidential posUffices added to the list, very few went to the Southern States. The increase was confined almost exclusively to the Xorth, and very largely to the Western and Xorth western States. It will be noticed that Georgia, the Em pire State of the South, has twelve less of such offices than Kansas. Only two South ern Stales, Missouri an 1 Texas, have a greater number ot Presidential postoffices than Kansas. Kansas has as many as Tennessee and Alabama combined, or as Georgia and South Carolina combined, and more than the four States of Louisiana, Arkansas, Florid and West Virginia com bined. Kansas ranks ahead of the old States of Maine, Kentucky, am! Xew Hampshire; and has sir more of such offi ces than has the mnch older Western State of Mince-ola. Thw are rather remarkable facts, and they fairly illustrate the rapid and sub stantial growth of Kansas in population. Not only this, but they indicate that the people who are coming to Kansas in such numbers are intelligent citizens, who take newspapers and write letters. The best patrons of the post office are intelligent citizens. Icnoraat and illiterate people do aef writ hut letters or bnv BUT DOat. - - - " ' - ' T.TT?r;. "i"?. !T?T. J? rw -. .. f..i.v -.-,.-. . . ' v taw aaww-n rajaa Veaii Plf- - &? THE TIMES. ox T11E POAP. IHolton Recorder, 27.J X. E. Stevens and John Coulter, agent red correspondent of the Leavenworth Tfxs, are In the city, looking after subscriptions for that paper, and writing op a lila'oryof Holton and Jackson county. writing rr th towns. (Holton Recorder, 27. The Leavenworth Times has started out an able correspondent, who la engaged In writ Ins up the principal towns of the State. Al ready has appeared very Interesting histori cal and descriptive accounts of Oskaloosa, Valley Falls and Winchester. These articles are ably written and we presume reliable and, with the Times' large circulation in the East, will prove to beagrandadvtitUemtnt to northern Kansas. A Wile's ecref. A Bidgewood (X. J ) woman died the o'herday, and her hu-btnd, knowing that she bad kept an account in a savings bink in that city, called at the bank to draw out the dejiosit, which he supposed amounted to about $10. To his eurprNe he learned that it reached $1,200 To his greater sur prise be was info.med that be could not draw it, as the money was deposited in the nime of his wife's sister. B-it the greatest surprise of all was when it -as edj.d that the money was held by his isitr in-Nw in trust for his deceased wife's son! It ap peared that she had an illegitimate son in Germany before coming to America, and in sixteen years of lur'i'-d life her hus band never heard st-i-r of his wife's strange s cret. Duriig the bole of that time she had been Csrefmly saving for her son out cf the money allowed ber bv her husband for household exns Hark Iruni I end till. Iliurllngtou llawkeje. The Burlington yourg man who wtnt to Leadvill in February to make his fortune returned home yesterday evening, having mad: it. He reports the walking from l.eadville to Pueblo as terrible, but from that (mint on as far east as Lrnd is im proved, and fr. m Lamed to Osage City he got along wiih comparatively little fa tigue and nothing to eat;from O-age City to Atchison the walking grew rapidly worre and his fatigue increased out of all propor tion to his rations, and from Hopkins to Burlington the walking was so beastly that the occasional lifts he was able to beg or s'eal on freight trains didn't count for any thing. He expresses himself as highly pleased with Ladville, and thinks of go ing back again, but not this century. He excui-cd the style of his raiment by saying that nobody in Leadville wore any more than one leg to their pantaloons. Mie hold Her Inlrre.i in IIliu for Tito nullum. (St. Louis Republican, 2.( Samuel Bladen is a blacksmith living in South St. Louis. For over a score of years a woman has cooked his meals, washed his shirts, rocked his babies, and occasionally bgured witn him at the police court. J he woman, however, though passing as his wife, was never legally married to him, at least so far as having a ceremony said over their nuptials. The gereral impres-ion has been that Samuel, who is really an industrious man, has had a very hard time with this woman, and more than once has tried to shake her off The parties, how ever, recently appeared before Justice Ixib singer and declared their intention of hav ing the illegal knot which hail bound them for many years severed, finally and perma nently. The man,was willing to buy the woman off, and she was willing for a valu able consideration to resign any and all claims she had against Samuel. He was willing to pay $1 of his hard earnings in the way of a settlement, but she was obsti nate and demanded $2 This he finally paid and she signed a receipt drawn by the justice, in which she surrendered all claim to the man and agreed to ' bother" him no more. Charles Dickon' Library. A London book seller recently bought the entire Horary of Charles Dickens as it ex isted at its owner's death, anil removed it to hw Piccadilly shop. A list cf 2 000 or more volumes has apieared in successive iss lesof his monthly catalogue, and shows upon what sort of literary food the novel ist rourished I is mind. But for the large number of presentation copies, "With the author's regards," inscribed in the au trogrtph of many ol the best known mod ern English men of letters.it might beany body's library, a merchant's, a manufactur er's, an educated butcher's, or a memlier of Parliament's, as well es a novel writer's There are more books of travel ard ac counts of voyages including nine teen volumes of the Hakluyt Socie tv's publications than one would ex pect to find; a liberal sprinkling of chronicles, early hi-tory. and works like Evelyns and Pepjs's "Dianei-; many books on ctxtome, sports and pastimes, popular enstums, and f ilk lore of all sortp; a rather slender representation of poetry and romance, and hardly any works in foreign languages, and a few fine art books. The most interesting portions of this other wipe common place collection are the copies of his works used in his public readings, containing many notes and alterations in bis hand-writing, and his own reserved copies of the first editions of his works. Many of the books ued in hi' readings were inlaid upon writing paper of a larger size than the printed page, and upon the margin thus gained appear in Dickens' autosrtph minute directions for gesture inflection of voic-, and numerous other "stage directions," as well as frequent con densation of entire chapters, interolaticin, amljither changes. Little lioys at school are admonished not to mark their books. Mr. Dicken's marking r.f thee books has increased their value from a few shillings to JC25, if we may accept the hook seller's estimate. I he set ol reserved copies, m the original edi'ions, stntcbirg from the "Sketches by Ii. z," in fc'J. to "I he Mys tery of Edwin Drood," in 1&70 uniformally hound in half crimson morrcco, formed a highly interesting record and memorial of tbe man and his work, I ut it has doubtless already been scattered. Tbe Winter of Her Discontent. Anna Dickinson of the platform and stage and author of the dramas of "Anne Holevn" and "Aurelun" lately had a vry formal newspaper controversy with Wil liam Winter of the Xew York Triiaae. It was announced that Miss Dickinsons play of "A nrelian" had been accepted by John MtCullough, who was going to prtduce it aud play in it. This statement was after wards contradicted bv the Tribune, and in that connection the Tribune seid that the play was "a writs of level dialogues in which all the persons talk alike, and alk like the writer" Miss D asked the Tri bune man two questions first, when, where and under what conditions he became at- iliar with the pNy of "Aurelian," and again, when h- savs that the statement raat John McCulloUih had accepted Mies Dick- inson's "Aurelian" and would act in it proves to have been incorrect how, "proves? Winter should rsine responsinuny ana replies to the first q'i"-tion: 'One night injinusry list at he Tremont house, Bost n. I look the !' to bed wiih me and red it through, cmfortsbly and carefully, in about three hours. This was in room, 68 between the hours of 9 and 12, wind dead east -night exceedingly cool, l he condi tion were all favorable, especially to re jiose " To the second question he replies : ' I ai-ked McCulIongh personally whether he intended to act in Miss Dickinson's Aurelian,' and he replied that he did noL" That fettled "how proves?" McCulIongh sooLe of Miss Dickinson in terms of high est esteem; the part was simply not suited to him and the Irlbune critic though nis decision not to act it correcL In her let ter Miss Dickirson says that sbe took the play away from McCulIongh It rnmcient aue. leaving it to be inferred that she didn't want him to produce it, so 'on that point she has tbe lastword. TheTit'6i man closes his catechism with this com forting assurance: "I have not even dreamed of impugning Miss Dickinson's Teracity or disturbing her peace of mind." At Dresent it is not known who will enact Aurelian or whether tbe mnsty chancer will ever be resurrected from Boman histo ry and set on the modern stage. Haw ! Cc Sick. giii -mniwlf d said nl-ht: eat too ! mnch wltBOOt exeielte: work tew bard wltb ' - ton--Jttiutl-M? takaall the Tile ii tt ilimlnr Hlhrillmrr tifrnall thrTt'- nstnnmea4Ymle;atsjomwillwaBt .BB C's?:-- KANSAS NEWS. -Senator P. L B. Pirg.ofGirard U in Washington. THE FBCIT. (Onaga Journal, 27 J The fruit in this section in many orchards has been damaged, yet there is enough live buds to produce an Immense yield. NOT JTCCR EXCITEMEST U TOrEEA. (Commonwealth, 27. Tuesday next will be election day, but no one would think so from the general appearance of things. f USFZCTOD OF CROOKEDESi. lAtchlson Cbampion,3J Len. Wakefield, who has been in Atch ison for several days past, is badly wanted, juit now, at his home in St. Louis. COLORED ISIMIORAVW. (Lawrence Journal, 2S Thirty-four colored families from Ken tucky went west over the Kansas Pacific road yesterday, to join the negro colony in Graham county. FOCSD DEAD. Tarkerviile Enterprise. 27. We learn of the death of a man at White City on last Friday night. He was found dead in bis bed on Sunday morning, what tbe coroners jury found we have not heard. NEW BUGGIES FROM 1EAVEF WORTH. Wyandotte Gazette, 23. Hon. Thos. S. Barker, and Mr. II. M. Xorthup, have recently purchased elegant new buggies. They were made by Xorth, at Leavenworth. HOLTOJi's POPULATION. (Holton Recorder, 271 Mr. Roberli informs us that Holton has a population of about 1.1C0. As he has not yet finished the census taking he can't tell exactly it may be a little over that number. AS ATTEMIT TO BURN A HOTEL. An attempt was made last week to fire the American House at Wicfisld, and had it not been for the timely appearance of the landlord, it no doubt would have been accomplished. WILL BE PLACED ON FILE. (Holton Recorder, 27 J Through the kindness of Mr. X. E S'e vens, traveling agent, and the liberality of Col. Anthonv. proprietor of the Iaven worth daily Times, a copy of tint splendid paper will be placed on file at the reading room. ARRESTED FOR RAPE Wlnlleld Telegram, 17 1 Yesterday Sheriff Harter arrested Owen Gibson, livirg three miles southeast cf Dexter, charged with committing a rape on his 12 year old daughter. DEPCIY FISH C0.MMISMOJ.ER. Larae-el Standard, 2J Mr J. P. Usher, Jr. has been appointed Deputy Fish Commissioner by State Com missioner lying. He will t-ee that the law prohibiting tbe use of dip nets and seines after April lst,is strictly enforced. C-IMIXn WF5T. Usltaloosa Independent. We understand that our citizens are to have an opportunity, next month, of hear ing the renowned lecturer, Susan B An thony arrangements having been made to have her visit this place about the ISth. Due notice will lie given. TKFrABIMl FOR TRAMP3 I.arned btaudurd, 27. Xow that the big camp of tramps near Wyandotte is broken up, an iLllux of those troublesome wanderers may b expected here It will be well to keep a lookout, and not leave anything of value laying around loose. A TATIXO LOAD OF WHEAT, pircat Ilend Register, 21 Gn Tuesday, C. F. Culver paid James Leiser, of Kuh county, $G1 90 for one load of wbet S2 bushels at 75 cents a bushel. This is the most money that has been paid for one load cf wheat this season. THE EXTENSION OF THE KANSAS CENTRAL. Ouag.i Journal, 27 Considerable interest is manifested along the proposed line of tbe narrow gauge from Onaga to Marysville We be lieve that to bs the most pricticsble route west for the road, and would lite to ste it go in that direction. blown UP. (Atchison Champion, 2 While a party of workmen were yester day engaged in digging a well at the Mor rison dairy farm, a blast exploded prema turely, and one of the laboreis who was as cending the shaft was hurled ten feet in the air. The bucket in which he was standing saved him from injury. A CHANGE. Olathe Progress, 27 In the northeast corner of the room oc cupied by Holconib-) furniture, where in former years the fiery fluid was dealt out to thoughtless men and bojs, stands a large book-case filled with bibles and testaments, within which are to be found lessons of temperance. MILITARY. (Wyandotte 0.izette, 23. Wirt Walton, D A. Valentine, acd E L. Smith, f the Capitol Guards, were in town a short time Thursday, talking up a scheme for a grand military pic nic at Bismarck grove May IsL Th matter will probably be submitted to the Kifles at their meeting next Wednesday evening. ARRIVAL OF COLORED TEOrLE. ( Wyandotte Gazette, JH.J Several hundred colored people arrived at our levee Wednesdiy night on the F-en nie Lewis. Mnt of them seem to be pret ty well fixed, and as soon as the balance of their parly arrive they intend going west on the Kansas Pacific to locate a colony, not far from Xicodeinus. L. L. & O. ELECTION. Independence courier, 27 The L., L. & G. bond election in Louis burg took place yesterday with a result of 1S4 majori y in favor of the bonds. There were 301 vots cast; 211 in favor of and CO against the bonds. The surveyors came in yesterday from the wet. They will commence to locate tbe road to marrow. A FATAL ACC1 DENT. (Great Bend Register, 27. A sad accident occurred to a son of Mr. Reuben Palmer, near Wilson, on the evening of the loth. The boy was sent to turn a herd of cattle from some stacks, and not returning, search was ma-te and he was found lying dead, but a short distance from the house. It is supposed he acci dentally fell from his horse. A HOUSE BURNED AT ONAOA. (Oaaga Journal, 27 Oa Sunday, between twelve and two o'clock, the houe of Jacob Stiner, includ ing nearly all their furniture was burned It is not known how the fire originated,and was all in flames when discovered. This is a very serious loss to Mr. Stiner, as he is a very old man, acd without much means to to build another houe. RAILROAD INFORMATION. (Win Held Telegram, 24. G. W. Rodger", who has just returned from Xewton. gives us an interesting rail road item. He was in company with the General Superintendent cf the A , T. & S. F. R. K. from Xewton to Xickerson, and was told by that gnt'eman that the ties, iron, rolling stock and motive power for the Wichita exten-ion hail all ten con tracted for by the company, acd that work would begin shortly, and pushed throngh ahead cf time. We regard ibis as the but information yet received en this tubjecL A HARD CASK ARRETTED. (Empire City Echo. 27.1 Eirnest Lewis, a boy about eighteen years of age, was arrested by Marshal Hale, on Sunday evening last, for stabbing Sam Finkelstein in the neck with a knife. He was lodged in the cooler over night and on Monday morning was turned over to the State authorities, who committed him to the county jail at Baxter Sprirps. Tbe boy ii said to be a pretty hard nut, and has "played checkers with bis aose" oa kwiI occasieea, tbe last tune before this atrert Ssaith, when ha nasi Just KaiametnvaWuiitT sBBBMKM.S-,g...-, .--'AgBaaBwlBBBrg -m THE COWLEY COUNTY GOLD EXCITEMENT, about ?30,C00, and must be completed by (Topeka Commonwealth, x7. the first of J une. The bridge company in- We learn from a gentleman who has tend to make this job a permanent one, and just returned from Cowley county that the I propose using the very best of material in gold story is all a fable or worse. He says ' construction, that it may prove as last in contradiction of the statement that east-1 ,mJ "" ern capitalists had purchased large tracts I ' of land for the purpose of mining, that the 'more kmuemmj the chowley cousty only land sale which has taken place in the county for a week was thst "of eighty acres, which was sold lae $2,100; $70 down and the balance to be paid in install ment?. FIRE 1 EAR WIJ.CHESTER. Winchester Argus, i7J Efhrain Iscnberger's house, five or six miles north of town, in which Hiram Smith lived, caught fire on last Sunday a very windy day, and was burned down with all i's contents except a trunk, The barn adjoining, and containing several hun dred bushels of wheat, oats, corn, a wagon and other implements, were also burned. Only the horses were saved. 7. e Ios falls heavily on Mr. Smith, but his kind neighbors will aFit him. o in surance, the fire originated from a defect ive rtove pi(ie. HUSO HIM-ELF UIraid 1'ies.s, 27 As the passenger trail went north yes terday morning, in passing Coalfield, the passengers observed a man hanging sus jierded by tbe neck, frc- riK)d made of ler.ee rails. Upon icquii was learned that the man's name Has ,en Brown. He ut up his own pes 11' , . ts in that locality being scare", made a rop from strips torn from an old ptir ot overalls, and hung himself. He had It-en drinking for several days, but any other motive is un known. metes knew rr. Uir.ird l'res, 27 On Thursday night of lat week two chaps, who-e nitnes are known, helped tl.eiualves to some leaf tobacco belonging to Mr. Hicks, on Lightning creek. After getting over the fence, aud putting the to bcc into sacks, one of them reruarKed, "Wouldn't Hicks be md if he knew this?' About that time a crack from a shot gun informed them that Hicks did know it, and they departed, leaving the plunder. Three shot holes in one of the sacks seem to indi cate that the man who held it mu't have lieen uncomfortably near to the leaden mes sengers. NEW POTATOES. (Atchison Champion,;) Hon. Geo. W. Click left at this office, last evenirg, a quarter of a peck of new Eerly Rose potatoes, just digged on his firm near this city. Mr. Glick thinks he has discovered the secret of growing pota toes in the winter as well as in the summer season. He has been experimenting for some time in this direction. Just think of new potatoes on tbe 2Sth of March, grown in Kansas anil already fit for table use. We have never beard of the like before And these potatoes were nor grown in a hot house. THE WICHITA MILITARY COMPANY. (.Wichita Kagle, 27. After cnn-iderabb delay the Wichita military company is in excellent shape, dp. J. M. Steele has been commissioned mu-tering officer. The company will meet at R'issell Hall, Wednesday evening April 2nd, for nius'er. All must be present. The arms accoutrements and ammunition is ready for shipment as soon as wanted. The busi ness men of tbe rity will be waited on at once for contributions to clothe the boys in proper uniform. We urge liberality to wards the boys, if they devote their time aid lilsir in perfecting an organization that will not only be a protection but an honor to tbe city. Certainly our people butild ee that they are clothed as a com pany should be. NEW MAIL ROUTES I Wichita Eale, 27.1 Through the efficiency of Mr Rran, our member of Congress, a new mail route direct from Wichita to Anlhony has been secured by law, and another from Wichita to Ilaqier City vn llayesville, Uhio Cen tre, Clearwater, Rolling Green, Swedonia Sunny Slo(ie, and Lone Star. Service will put on eoon, tbe Department hiving noti fied tbe terminal tffice. Both f these mails will lie made tri-wee-kly, no doubt, and tbe one from hereto Kingman increased to a diily. The sjstniaster here has recom mended a daily over th- Hajesville route, which the service demands. ATCniSON COUNTY COMrr.OMISES. Atchison Champion, . TI.e County Board has been negotiating terms, f0r some months past, for re-funding the bonded debt of the county, and has at last, we aie glad to know, effected an ar rangnnent with respoLsible Eitern capi taiists under which ibe whole debt of the coumy will be compromised Ihe terms as the agreement are such that a large sav ing, amounting to miny thousands of dol lars, Kill be ms.de in the interest u(ion our lionds, thus relieving the tax-payers of a heavy annual burden. Tbe members of ibe Board are entitled to the thanks of all tre people for the eflorts they have made in this matter. They have conducted the necessary negotiations quietly, but with system, prudence and energy, and the re sult of their etlorts is in the highest degree gratifying. Atchison county's annual tax budget will be largely reduced by this com promise. TOrFKA TER-ONAIA t ommonealili,27 Major T. J. Tilley, of th" Governor's stall', lelt for Atchison via Iavenworth, yesterday afternoon. He will lie absent for several days. Hon. Samuel Rigge became wary of wandering about tbe now almost deserted State House, with no oce 'o talk to, and hied him to his native wilds in Douglas county yesterdny. State Superintendent Lemmon and wife returned from a somewhat exterdi-d visit to their old home at Winfield, niiht before last Mr Lemmon looks inurh improved by his rest and a wholesome dose of cbun try air. Mr. James Gordon, of Oxford county, and Mr. James Miller ot Ontario, Cnada, called at the Comrwrmcffllth rflice with Mr. J.D. Gunn, Train Master Eestern Divis ion of the A., T. A S. F yesterday. The Canadian gentlemen are looking over the country with a view of settling here. WASHINGTON TERSONALS. Corresponierce Atchison Champion, 23. Hon J. S. Merritt left for Kansas to night, legal business demanding his imme diate attention at hom. Lerlle J. Perrv ut in apparance the other day. He has a weakness for Con gressional, acd esjiecially for Senatorial oratory, acd has strong hopes that the im minent political controversy will bring out the big gnn. Stambaugh and Ezzere are prodding around among the Democratic Senators, bu: are meetirg with poor encouragement. Clarke has cot jet arrived, ami is suppos ed to be passing the hat somewhere. Col. Plumb has introduced a bill to pro vide lor tbe payment of claims for horses used in the service of the United. States, and re introduced the bill for the relief of settlers upon the absentee Shawnee lands, and the bill to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to scertain and report to Congress the expenditures of Kansas for war purposes. The latter bill passed at the last session, but was not reached in the House. Mrs. Ryan has returned from Wisconsin, and will probably remain here during the session. THE ATCHIsON BRIDGE. Champion, 23 Majir George Thome, of the Chicago and Atchison bridge company, has been in the city for several days, taking a look at the improvements he is to make at this end of tbe bridge, ihe preliminary work was started yesterday, and it will be pushed forward as rapidly as a hundred good men can puh. It will take a month to get ready t)r tre airlocks, and another month to eink the caisson to bed rock, a distance of about seventy five feet from the level of tbe bank. A new abutment J0x4O feet, with its base resting on bed rock will also be put in, and will be put in to stay. An elegantly designed and substantial iron span will eucceed the present wood-n struc ture, reaching, from tbe new abutment to the pivot span, and will be fifty feet ia length. All the machinery for doing the work wiU be herein a few elaTs. a fall gang will be immti lately set to Tan awl af lam ana' ym - iSlLMje .- . i G01.l. (Wichita ligte,2S A few weeks sioce it was claimed that gold bearing q'l trtz h d he.-a discovered by a farmer iu digu h a tll on his place, ifcaietl between the Walnut and Arkansas rivers, some twelve or fifteen miles north west of Winfield. Tie Wicfield pajers mide light of the di-covery, declaring it a iibor swindle. On Motdsy evening of this week. Geo. P. True, a correspondent of the Detroit Daily frtt 1'rtss, arrived in Wichita with a specimen of the quartz and a duplicate or ot au assay made by 1 rot R. Williams of Reno, Xevada, which shows the ore to be won h over S2,000 per ton. Mr. True brought his ore to tbe EaJe olli, but we ara uiab'e to discern any pure gold in it, after thoroughly grind ing it ma mortar, ut. liue says tne excitement is great and at least two thousand (eople were upon the ground Sjnday, and several buildings going up. There is one forty acre trait of lacd not yet pre etnpted, and it had been given the nme of ibe Hoodoo tract, with at least forty claimants. The diggings are about forty milts from Wichi ta. That the whole thing is a sell, we have doubt, 'ibe following letter reached this ottce yesterday: Goldore, March 21. 1S79. Editor Eaolu A large vein of Gold quartz rock, was discovered at this place on rnday last. It is said to be rich and valuable. The town of Goldore has been laid out ard buildings are rapidly going up. Ihe Palace Hotel was thrown up yes terday, (Suiiihy). "The Goldore Mining Company of Kansas" are sinking shafts, and iiave ordered heavy mining machinery. People are flocking to the ecence of action by the hundreds. John G. TUCE SENTENCED FOR THE MURDER OF REV. 'WOOLrfcKT. ITopekuCommouweulth, 27 John B. True, who murdered Rev. Sam uel 'ooliert, in Poltawattomie county, in be month of November, 1S77, was brought before Judge Motion, at Louisville, vester- day for trial, and plead guilty to murder in Ihe second degree. Judge Morton, iu sentencing him said in substance: Although for reasons that I and the at torneys who are conducting the prosecu tion, deem valid, you have been allowed to plead guilty to the charge of murder in the second degree, yet the history of your crime is so well known, as to be a part of the history of the State, and the court can not close its eyes to the fact that you are guilty of a more heinous otTense than that which is placed em record. For the greed of gain you slew iu a most barbarous and brutal manner an aged man not only an inoffensive man, but one resjiected and belov,d for his piety, talents and usefulness. X'o words can set forth the enormity of your crime in stronger light than this simple statement. It nm-t have been a deliberate, cruel heartless murder, evincing an abandonment in depravity almost without parallel. 1c sentencing you to imprisonment for life, I desire you to hold out to yourself no hope for any executive clemency. S bar birous a deed must meet with its full and unmitiagated enalty. If you ever emerge Irooi the gates ol the 1 Vnitenliary, it can only be as an aged and broken down man ; when most of us who had a share in these judicial proceedings, have pissd from the stage of action. Ihe sentence of the court is that you be imprisoned at hard labor in tbe Peniten tiary of the State of Kansas, for the term ot jour natural life. True received his sentence without anv apparent emotion, hardly realizirg the full meaning of his luni-mment. He will b taken to ibe Penitentiary in company with ten others, who have leen sentenced for va rious crimes with which they were charged We would say that the entire number plead guilty. NOTES FROM THE STATE CAWTA I. Topeka Commonwealth, 27 J EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. At a meeting of the Executive Council held in the office of the Secretary of State, the following business was tran-acted: Ordered, that tbe Secretary of Slate ad vertise for bids to furni-h paier and bind ing material to be used in the public print ing for tbe year commencing July 1, 1S79 I he following appointment were niailr William Irving, guard in the State Treas urer's office; Divid Ware, Janitor of the State House; Joseph Brashear, Fireman anil Sii(ieriiiteiident of the State House Gn tied-; and Marion McKay, Engineer. Oreleied, that the Siate Suierintendent be authorized lo have S 5,000 copies of tbe I school laws passed at the last session of the legislature printed for distribution to School District Clerks Ordered, tlut ihe Ctnmmvealih be desig nated as the official State p:r fur the year commencing April 1, 1879 A commute conifting of Messrs. Bone brake, Lenion a-d Sinilh, was appointed to consider and rejmrt to tbe Council in Ibe matter of fire extinguisher for the ritate House. A committee consisting of Messrs. Bone brake and brands, was aiioiutc-d to define tbe duties of tbeeeveral employis appoint ed by the council. Ofdersd, That the Secretary of State advertise for bids for stationery for the year commencing July 1st, 1S79 Ordered, Tint seals be purchased for the offices of Treasurer and Secretary ed State, aNo a new Great Seal ot the Slate A committee consisticg cf Messrs. Davis, Francis and Suiifh, was appointed to pre pare suitable designs for enve!oa and let ter heads for the several offi es. THE STATE HI3TORICIL SOCIETY has received from Sylvester II. Clarke, of Clyde, Xew York, a fie utmie ciipy ot the Xew York Daily HeivU, dated May 15, lfeS5 It is a little four-column paper, printed on a si eet fourteen by twenty-four inches, price I.': a year, publi-hed yJ,s. Gordon Bennett A Company. In bis salu tatory, the editor says: "In the com mentrmentcf an enterprise of tbe present kind it is not necessary to say much. ' We know,' savs the fair Ophelia, ' bat we are, but know not what we may be.'" The llmll cf a recent date, publishes some statistics showing what the p3(r has be come since its commencement, nearly forty four years ago. The advertisements alone occupy sixty-eight columns of the paper. Its stereotype plates for a single ieiie weuh seven tons of metal. Three million pieces of tyy- ar picked up, oce at a time by its one hundred and fifty compositors, in setting it. Tbe State Historical Society has received from H. If. Eddy, &q , of Watertown.X Y , a copy of the Massachusetts Snv. dated October 23, 1783. 1'rot. Horrall has given the State His torical Society two med,)lions, of the Lon don International Exhibits n of ISil Worrall, himself English born, was on a visit home at the time; and with his appre ciation cf artistic display may well be sup posed to have gone into ecstacies over this first grand collection of the world's won dere; for the London exhibition of 1551 was the first of all the international exhibi ti ins. Ooe of these medallions exhibits Prince Albert, the chief patron of the ex hibition. The other present the heads of both Queen Victoria and the Prince, in relieL Both show the whole or portions of the exhibition buildings. A MAN WHO SHOULD BE REMEMEERID. Atchison Champion,: J. A few days ago a poor woman Mrs. Eliza Johnson, with a babe, boarded tbe Central Branch train at Waterville, desiring to come to Atchison, where her husband, a laborer, lived temporarily. The rules of this road regarding conductors are verv stringent, and the penniless woman was put off at Blue Rapids. Without a cent in the world, all Thursday night did she sitin the depot waiting room, dczing resiles lv, nerv ously, and closely folded to ber bosom the little form that derived iu inttinmi. ;,. life from her, thai the night damp might not find its way to the tender and precious 6 -.. ...u.,s.,7 ufu tllal ner Hun ger gnawed ather vital, yet she com plained not. Wham ilea .ut.n i-mA train of yesterdW ateanwd at Bine Rapids, nothing dauataaV M aha little one in her arms, sae ranHii tt trusting to Providaaee mi . a eeaaector who MM ha Via fan d. to .daiw violate' SB- BBBWlW-r s-vt- rBBtjU M.BBBV 'Bii mIL BV J 1 ssTL-s rjS I ,...t.. Tl a WAm&M 1..) HnMA .! l. biieio. i huiucm uou uuif ms lull sv- lated to him her story, of how death had reaped a harvest, takii.fr four or five bnsat little children, leaving only the babsat ber breast, and that she desired to be with her busbtnd in A'chison. Tbe conductor was unyielding. His position and his 'family's welfare demanded that he obey order. Mr. Means, who wm. coming ia from Clyde, overheard the conversation, the piti able appeals of the wan, weak creaturead of the determination of the odrer obeying corductor; and saw the tears stealing down tbe furrowed cheelta that bd knows so much of late sorrows .and afflictions. Hie sympathies responded to a tender heart. The conductor was ssured that aha would receive bis fire in a short time. Mr. Means took an inventory of the train, and called on each male and female passengf r for contribution, relating- to them, individually acd in groups the story aa'k . fell from her lips. There was a uninimoaa resigns', many Iadiex emptying their par ses in the collectors hands, with an occas ional tear would show itself on the- cheeks of mothers who, too, had, had little ones taken from them by the reaper Death. X'ot a passenger failed to respond, and fruits and delicacies were given to satisfy the cravings of hunger. Before reachiai; Atchison the fare had been paid, and Hr. Means turned over to the weak, weeping woman a lly sum of money, the resalt of his solicitations. The woman was tee) overcome to even thank him for the nobis) deed, and with streaming eyes sent a sileat prtyer to Heaven for casting her among friends. RAILROAD NOTES. THE KANSAS TAClKC. 4V The freight receipts at the Wa-KeeBy railroad ouice were $-J,2oO 20 for rebruary. THE SANTA FE. Toieka KlaJe.l The Santa Fe freight business is getting to be immense. About forty trains a day is the average. THE FIRST WITH THE NEW NAXX. (Olathe Progress, 27 ( Tbe first locomotive bearing the initials, K. C, Ft. S. and G. R. K, pawed down the road laat Thursday. A RAILROAD MECHANIC EEAD. Tupeka Itlade, 22. Deniel Witty, a mechanic in the Santa Fe shops, died of pneumonia this morning at 5 o'clock, at his residence, on the corner ol Madison and r irst streets. A NE AGENT. Fonl Coun.y Globe, Mr O. D. Root, the pioneer agent of the D. A K G railroad at El Moro, and later at Pueblo, has Wa appointed agent of the A, T. A S. F. railroad, at Dodge Cily. NEW ENOINES. f Atchison Patriot.:! I Seven new loci motives for the Central Branch road, are on their way to the west. They have been made especially for the Central Branch by the celebrated Rogers locomotive work". FOR IMMIGRANTS. I ' tclilsou Champion. So g-eat is the rush for Kansas that in the future the C, B A (J will run a special Knnsas train from Chicago to Atchison. . This makes three passenger trains that leaves Chicago for the west daily. ANDY. Tope "in Commonwealth, 21 J Andy Barker is conductor of the L L A G. from Ieavenworth to Ottawa, and ia one of the nicest cf that nice class of good fellows. Gentlemen respect him, ladies love him, acd children cry to he held in his lap. FROM ATCHI'ON TO DO DOE. (Atchison Patriot, 21. On and after Sunday, March 30th, the present night accommodation that leaves Atchison at 10:50 p. m.. will be a strictly fir-t cl iss passei'ger train, running through from Atchison to Dodge Ciiy. This will lie a great advantage to our citizens, and ia a stroke of enterprise on the part of the Santa Fe that will meet with general favor. INJURED. Cmporl.t Duly Sev, 23. A man named Griffin, recently employed as yard mster on the A , T. A 8. F. to suc ceed Mr. Patterson, who it will be remem bered bad his lex amputated a short time ago, met with an accident yesterdry, smash ing several of his fingers so that their am putation was m-ceseary. The operation ws rformed by Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Hibben. THE A. T. AND S F. ROAD. Km porta Ledger, 27 1 A passenger train now leaves Kansas City m the A., T A S. F. road, at 11 o'clock p. m , and reaches ibis city tbe next morning at C.30, going west. Going east it lass-s here aIoiit a. m. The grestlv increased travel over the A. T. A S F. made this train a necessity, and it is proving a great convenience to the public By this arrangement the (eorlerf Emporia, and f oilier point along tbe road, receive tbe Eistern mail several hours in advance of former arrangements. HANNtBtL AND ST. JOE. (Atchison Patriot, 25 Hannibal is in danger of losing the Han nibal A Si Joe road rho, and evidently dont care what become of the company now. A reiiort was originated there to the effect that tne If A St J. road is to go in to the b-ends of a receiver. This report is not credited here. There is no apparent reason why a receiver should be appointed. Court apjsiint receivers when owners of certain property are likely to lose by tbe bad management of tbe parties in charge. The II A fat. J. is in a belter condition now than it has been for years; it is paying the interest on it bond and i doing a good business. Ever) body interested is satis fied, except Hannibil. THE PENYFK AND RIO GRANDE. (Font County Globe, 25 1 Last Thursday evening Sheriff Masterson receivxl a telegram from officers of the Atchi-on, Topeka and Santa Fe road at Canon City, asking if he could bring a posse of men to assist in defending the workmen on thst road from the attacks of the Denver and Rio Grande men, who were strain en deavoring to obtain the long contested pass through the canon. .Masterson and Deputy Dufley immediately opened a recruiting office, and tfore the train arrived Friday morning had enrolled a company of thirty three men. They all boarded the morning train, armed to tbe teeth, Sheriff Masterson in command, and started for the scene of hostilities. A FIREMAN KILLED. 'Iripecln! to the Topeka Commonwealth. Manhattan, March 25. George T. Veatch, ol Xewark, Ohio, a fireman on freight train Xo. G, was killed at tbe depot last night He had been oiling the engine, and wa stepping around the tender to rfach tbe other bearings, the engine mov ing slowly at tbe time, when he tripped and fell, anil was caught under the wheels in such manner that his lower extremities were almost severed from his body, and hi intestines protruded. He was drsgg-d about rixiv feet In this condition before the engine could be stopped. Bystanders attempted to remove him, but he requested them 10 let him remain where he was, acd procure some chloroform to relieve his agony. This was done as promptly as practicable, and he expressed a feeling cf relief when the chloroform waa administered. He lived about an hour ia this mangled condition, and gave his name as Geo. T. Veatch; stated that his age waa thirty-two years, and requested that the Odd Fellows should take charge of his re mains and send tbem to his home In Oila, and also send the money found oa hia person, and what was due him from the r.ilroid company, to the young lady ia Ohioto whom he waa soon to havebtea married. Bystanders state that it seemed wonder ful that a man so badly mangled could retain his senses so completely and survive so long. It was a very sad affair. Tne re mains will be forwarded as requested. Braaksa aiasT. How many children and slowly and surely dying, or rather bgjr killed, by excessive doctoring, or.tIl,D hy ne of some drug or druakenpl0r of Mr. medicine, that no oae.Jrsev in the face, made of, who car,0 flaw. Kearney drew by HofJ hilt his hand was grasped by the drakeu 0f the hotel. A free fight then Wed, and Kearney was finally takes into drug ttore for protection.