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Conttnitnt. Established, by I
O'R. Anthony January 1B61 1
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The rumors of rich cold discoveries in
Cowley county, in this State, are belieTed
to be false.
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.
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
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
prtrent dUtreM ii New Orleans is
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 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
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.
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,..
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
'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
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
MasKHCbusttta .
(Jeonsta .
1 Iiij Vermont
, y Nebraska.-
, 7 Albjnu..
, 69 Mississippi.
. os Msryland
Iowa .
-... .
New Jerey
Connecticut .
olorHlo .
. 4.S North Carolina.
. 4?'-outh Carolina.
. 42 Khu'e Island
. 37 Nevada
. Si Is ullant. .
. 27; rkansHs. ,,,
Missouri ..
KinsMS . .
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.
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v taw aaww-n rajaa
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
(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
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,
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'-
-Senator P. L B. Pirg.ofGirard U in
(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.
(Commonwealth, 27.
Tuesday next will be election day, but
no one would think so from the general
appearance of things.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
(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
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
(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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
(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.
( 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.
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.
(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.
(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.
(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
(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
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
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.
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
(.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.
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.
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
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.
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
Mrs. Ryan has returned from Wisconsin,
and will probably remain here during the
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'
- iSlLMje .- . i
(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.
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
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
Topeka Commonwealth, 27 J
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.
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.
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'
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
The freight receipts at the Wa-KeeBy
railroad ouice were $-J,2oO 20 for rebruary.
Toieka KlaJe.l
The Santa Fe freight business is getting
to be immense. About forty trains a day
is the average.
(Olathe Progress, 27 (
Tbe first locomotive bearing the initials,
K. C, Ft. S. and G. R. K, pawed down the
road laat Thursday.
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.
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
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".
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
(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.
(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
'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
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.

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