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The holders of Tennessee State bond
have agreed to compromi-e at fifty cents on
the dollar, and four le-r cent, interest
That show what ma be done in the way
of compromising our county and city in
debtedness. i:iiToiti.i. 3h:ktix;.
The Arkansas Valley Editorial Associa
tion will meet at ewton next Saturday,
May 3. J. S. Colli-tcr, one of the rcot
accomplished newspsjier men in the State,
in president of the association, and given
the gentlemen of the craft a cordial invita
tion to attend the meeting and share the
hospitality of the city of Xewton.
I. .AI!.S
A Washington newspaper correspondent
recently interviewed Senator Ingall on the
Kubject of the negro exodus, and the report
of what he paid in copied elsewhere in our
columns ihiii morning. The Senator is one
of the clearest headed men in the ccuntry,
and his opinions upon this intere-tirg
question will le reed with interest.
ii:uii or .ii !;: i:i ;;i.t:s.
Judgs II M. Htigglc", who met with a
serious accident abiiit two weeks ago, by
which h lost h's lg, had to submit to the
amputation of the fractured limb, la-it
Friday, and -died during the operation
The Judge hid many friendii in all partii
ot the State, by whom the news of hi
death will be received with sorrow. He
was a man cf fine talent', and was uni
versally regarded at one of the ab'e-t law
yers in Kansas. His death will be a loss
to the entire S:ate.
Tin: x'.ijior i i;iit ixsri:.
..t:: c'.vnil
Our readers will remember that pome
time lau fall about the middle of Novem
ber Col. V'altan Dnigbt one of the most
prominent cittnp of Iiicghampton, died
verf suddenly, and under 811'picioiH cir-cum-taiict,
leaving life insuratice jiolicje-'
to the amount of S-To.OCO. He hail been a
Very wealthy man, but tailed, and fit tne
time of his death had jti-t received hi? dis
charge in bankrup'cy only the day lieforc
rj that if he had died one day rocner, bit
insurance uiiuey would have gone to his
creditors, and if he had lived three dajs
longer is preiniiimp would have been due,
and not b ing able to pay thrm, his poli
cits wonld hnve laprtd. .Iut in the nick
of time be died, and though it was nt first
reported that the in'nrance comjunies in
tended to context on the Lit und of Rtiicide,
it was puli5jueni!y Mated by tbe New
York pijiers thkt the companies had abjn
dourd the Me of a contest, and that tbe
policies had been paid, but the New York
lltmlioi tbe 2kh has an sccotint of the
res unction of the Ixnly, ami its examina
tion by a psrty of phsb ians fent for this
purio-e. V"e copy a portion of the lhr
n(T article in another column. Tbe ob
ject of this examination is tKt ptaied.
otiiix; iv it.
The St. Iouis Turns Jm.nud that cim?
yesterday has a rcjort of an interview with
one Dr. McDowell, of Mi-pirt ippi, on the
subject of the Degro exodus, which attracted
a good deal of attention in town yesterday,
and caused pome of our people a little un
eisines. McDowell expresses great pity fcr Kan
sas becaiisf the-e- immiu'rants are Cfmirg
to us from the yellow fever districts of tbe
South, are bringing tbe germs of the dis-ea-e
with them, and will certainly create a
pestilence in Kausas this pummer, and
more than all tbe, he is particularly porry
for us because tbe negroes are lazy, worth
less, and good for nothing, find the South
ern people are gWd to get rid of them.
The cause of all this pity, and all the
Doctor's apprehensions for our pafety and
security from pestilence, A.C., is to he found
in another part of his interview, wherein
he frankly admits that if the movement
goes on it will periously cripple the South.
It is rather remirkable that thousands of
while jwrople from tbe South, who lived in
the cities, in the very midst of the pesti
lence, can travel all over the North without
sjbj-cting us to iny danger from tbe yell w
fever, but a few hundred black people
coming from the country district", where
lew if any cases of feveT existed, arc scat
tering tbe seeds of jstilence among us
thicker ,tban autumn leaves in Vallora
brosa. Strang-, it is, too pa-sing ptrange
that the.- " idle, worthless niggers," too
lazy to do any kind of work, are going to
periously cripple the South by leaving it.
Dr. McDowell says he is " ptijierinten
dent of twenty plantations in Mississippi
and Arkansas." Sujerintendents of plan
tations ueed negroes to do their work; the
negroes coming to Kansas are leaving th
plantations; eryu, Dr. McDowell's bowel
of compas-ion are earnins over Kansas.
I'KOj:. ailSHlS"!!!!.
A Colored jlan Wrilc"
l'eter Mitchell, living at Leo!a Landing,
Mississippi, ponds us the following letter:
Kditok Times: I write you in order to
get some information in regard to your
country, since so many of our people are
leaving here and going to jour State.
There are so many lies told us about the
lands we can get there, and tbe provision
that will be made for us, that many of the
people think all they have to do is to get to
Kansas, and thea they will be all right.
Now, I ask you if you think it is wise for
the jieople of my race to move to that cold
State without money or puch things as
would enable them to make a living. Acd
at the same time I would like to know how
they are to get the land, and if it is rail
road land and what part of the State it is
in. Yours Truly,
In reply to our correppondent, it is only
necessary for us to say to tha colored peo
ple as we have repeatedly said to the white
people, and any other kind of people, that
they make a great mistake in coniinc here
unless they can bring money enough to
make homes for themselves after they get
here. Iliads can be had from the govern
ment, in the western part of Kansas, hut it
costs money to reach them, and it costs
money to live after you get there, for
you cannot raise anything for at least
a year. The most of the colored
people now coming here from the South
are very poor. Many of them have jupt
enough to pay the boats for bringing them
here, and land without a cent They
are cot. able to tet out into the wes
tern part of the State, where
public land is to be had, and if they should
be sent there it would barely be possible for
them to live till they could raise a crop
lor they have nothing to live on. Hundreds
of them are being supported now by char
ity, but they cannot expect that to continue
indefinitely. People will grow tired of gir
iag after awhile. If a colored man is the
, South can gather up money e'nough to pay
Im way to KasMvaad have eaough left to
tot laauiy Jar ' year ajtvlu
mand that much money he had bat
ter waiL lie imabt just t well
Ftay at home and culler, as to go "out
wet" and puffer among etrangers.
CapU AV. D. Matthew, a colored nan of
thin city in an interview which we pub
lished a few days ajp, (aid he regarded the
present movement as a great mistake, and
one that mutt result very disactroujly to
the colored people, and in his opinion every
man who is a true friend to the colored
race fhould do everything in his power to
discourage the movement, lie added : ''I
am a negro myielf, my destiny is with that
of my race, and for the good of my own
people, I would do everything in my power
to di.coura;e guch a movement as that now
going on."
Ilrath ot .luitjp ICnzles.
.Lawrence 'lnbune, 25.
Npwp baa just reachf-d hi-re from Hmdo
rialhat Jude K. M. Jtuggle', who had a
leg broken a week or ten days ago, died
jestiruay whil" undrcoioe ampntatiouof
tbe fractured limb. This will bead news to
many rjits who knew and et-teuied
Jmli;e Uuggles ae one of the ablest lawyers
in the S ate.
The Judge puttied in'T.yon county in
18-jS, was twice Di-tr:cl Jo!ge in that Dis
trict, and for many years law partner of
Senator I'iuoib. He kaves a wife and one
pon. .
A nrrentioii I13 the Kins of Hiirjnali.
lCo:re-pouil iiceuflhe London Kally Xctf'.j
Then a door opened in lbs Iff' side of the
garden house and there enter-d first an old
s;sunt Ierdles man tbe chief eunuch
clo-ely f illuwtd by the king, otherwise un
attended. He came on with a jtiick ptep
ai d pat doiwi. re-tini; his rixht arm on tbe
crim.-on curhioli on the edge in the Center
of tite railing. He wore a white pilk
jcket and loonghi, or peJliciit robe, of
rich yeilow and green silk. His only ir
uaments were bis diamond ear jewels. As
he entered all bent low, and when be had
peated hint-elf, a herald lying on his stom
ach read aloud the credentials The literal
translation is as fullows: "8and so, a
gre it newspaper teacher of the Jtotly Aetr
of Indon, tenders to hi- mist glorious ex
.Cfllent Mnj-'sty, Lord cf tbe Ishaddan, king
of "'ephanis, master of many while ele
phants, lur 1 "ot gold, silver, rubies, amber
ni.d the noble serpentine, poveretijn of tbe
the empires of Thuuaparantft and Tatupi
iipa and other great empires and countries
lnrt of ?I1 the umbrella chiefs, the ptip
porter ot religion, the sun descended mon
arch, arbiter of life, and ereat righteous
king, king of kings, the poses.or of bound
less dominions and supreme wisdom, the
Jollowmg presents" The reading was in
tun il id a -omical bich recitative, strone-
ly reseiubliuc that Used it ben our chutcb
service is intoned, and tbe Ions drawn
"phya-a-a-a" (my loid) which concluded
il ai'd zddetl to the resenib!arite, as it came
io -xaclly like the 'Amen" of the liturgy.
The readies over, th- return presents
were picked up bv an of!icii and bundled
uver to me without any eeremouy, the King
meanwhile looking on in sile-nce, Lheing
Mel and smokinc a cheroot. Several of
the courtiers were lollowing his. example
in the latter respect 1'restntly the King
t-"ke in a il.stinct, deliberate voice :
"Who is her
Dr. Williams, acting as my introducer,
replied in Uiiriiie-fc:
'A writer of the Daily Aeira, of Loudon,
your Majesty."
"Why does he come?"
"To sje jour M.-jestj's country snd in
the liupe of beiog j-cruiittnl to reverence
tne goitieii inoe.
'Whence dfs he come?"
"From tbe llriti-li army in Afghanistan,
nsed in war aaiut the Prince of Ca
buL" "And docs the war prosper for my
friend-, the Lcglipb?"
"He rejtris that it has dono po greatly,
and that the Prince of Csbtil is'a fugitive."
"Where docs Cabul lie in relation to
"I5eteen Kashmir and Persia, in a very
mountairous and cold region,"
There had been pauses more or less long,
between each of thte pie-tion, the King
ubviouslj- lelltctirs what he should ask
rext- Oheu ihere Vs a longer, and, in
dil, a wearisome pause. Then tbe Kins;
ppoke again.
"Where is tbe Kingwoon Merghyi?"
' In court, your Majesty," replied Pio
Nono; ' it is a court day."
"Il is well. I wi-h the ministers to mike
cxrry day a court day, ai.d to labor hard
to give prompt ju-tica to suitors, so that
theie may 1h no arrears "
With this laudable injunc'ijn his Alnj
tv ro-eand walked away, and the audience
was over
The Kin of Burnish it little over
twenty, and has been bsrely four months
ou tbe throne. He is a tall, well built,
personable young m in. He ps very fair in
Lomtdexiou, has a gotxl forehead, clear,
steady eyes and a firm lut pleass.nl niouth.
His chin is full and somewhat seii'iial
looking, but withal be is a manly, frank-fao-d
young fellow, and is pan! to have
gained pelf.possee-ion and lost the early
nervous awkwardness r-f his new position
with great rapidity. Of his character lit
tle bas been develped, but circumstances
have occurred to prove that he is far from
destitute of a wilt of his own, and that he
has no fondness for any diminution of the
roypl pierosalive. A we passed out of the
palace after the interview a house in tbe
palace ground was iioinlf.il out to me, with
in winch have been imprisoned in
Mjtlilid misery ever picie the ill
ness of the late king, some
twenty male members of the blod royal,
who were rejisrded a liKely, if left at
large, to ue efforts for the hindrance of the
accession of the lad who now sits on the
throne, and who, anions the youngest of the
sons of his fitber, was i elected to succeed,
partly by female infltiercv. partly by reason
of the belief of the ministers that he would
interp se little olvlrcle towards the accom
plishment f the pr..jrramme cf constitu
tional reform with which they de-ired to
iegin a new reign. And in a stable hard
b, incarcerated ihere a month ago, are
confined three of the-e mini-tcrs, living
proof that constitutional reform is a tick
lish and risky undertaking, when all the
traditions alnut the throne are tho'e of
absalutismTand that tbe youngest, who are
seft-t-eeniitg and pliable when powerless
nonentities, learn sniftly to take their own
psrt placed in a position of wer. King
makers, it is true, can le kins-breakers,
but it is also true that many a king-maker
has him-elf l"en broken by the king he has
made. And I dare pay the ministers in the
stable there are rather sorry now that they
did not make another choice.
Thr I'amot:- Iltnzliaiuptou Insurance
lUlnQhimpton Dispatch toN. Y., Herald, SL)
Last eight a delegation of, doctors and
lawyers arrived here from Albany and
New York. Amoug these were Daniel
Magone, Dr. Swinburne, Dr. 15. T. Sherman
ex-vice president of the State Medical So
ciety, Dr. Bridges, of Ogdensburg and D.
F. Winship. Early this morning Dr.
Swinbjrne andSherman waited on tbe Cor
oner, and that gentleman announced that
he h-ul made arrangements for the exhu
mation of the body, to take place at 10
o'clock. He further announced that he had
summoned a jury made up entirely of phy
sicians of Bmghampton, and that he pur
posed conducting the inquest himself; but
he would not permit counsel to ask ques
tions or examine witnesses, that the body
should he exhumed and the jury be permit
ted to see and judge for themselves the
cause, of death. The Coroner managed to
keep the proposed inquest secret, and tbe lo
cal papers here did uot announce the fact.
it t-eicg leared that a crowd would assem
ble at the cemetery and that trouble would
At an early hour this morning a repre
sentative cf the Herald visited the cemetery
and found there three men hard-at work
opening the Dwight TaulL At half-past
nine Coroner ltichards arrived, accompan
ied by District Attorney T. F. McDonald,
Dr. Borr, of Bioghamton. engaged to con
duct tbe autopsy, and the following geaUe
mea, who composed the jury: Dr. W. Bap
sou (farwaan), Dra. A. W. K. Andrew. C
T..Sgmeer, OarWn. Edwards, C. a
Jhhiiirti W.A.Broeka.
poed to hold the inquest in the open air.
The magniflctnt casket was raised carefully
from the vault and bcrne to the bench.
The silver side rails were as tr ght as when
first put on, and tre cloth and vtivet cover
ing were scarcely soiled. Just as the nn
dertaker was about to uu'asten 'he lid a
bower cf rain came and tbe doctors decided
that it would be wiser to "get undercover,"
and the re-nains of Binghampton's most
popular citizen were placed npon a wagon
used for hauline stone and taken to an ad
jicent barn. This attracted the attention
ot jieople driving by the cemetery, and
soon a crowd had assembled curious to
witness the proceeding'.
hen the lid was removed the corpse
presented an extraordinary appearance.
an'!, as if it had heen left out in a snow
storm, a pure white mould covered the face
to the depth of two inches ; but where the
eves once were there were two round holes.
puch as would be made by Touching a walk
irj: cane into the pnow. Graceful f jlds of
this white mould decorated the entire body
and were interwoven like ls.ee with the iron
gray hair. There wa little smell from tbe
corpse, for. with the exception of the cuti
cle, decomposition had not set in, and the
llesh was quite urm.
Tne doctor all appeared to be quite
jolly and very courteous, and reganbd the
occasion as a ereat treat. The coffin and
contents were fir-t weighed, and turned the
pcile at 2CS pounds. The c-rpse- was then
removed from tbe coffin by tbe undertaker
and his assistants. Dr. Swinburne and 1 r.
Herman cflVred wat'-r pails, ptionges and
pla-ter of Paris. The coroner walked
around the barn quiet and contemplative,
and reamed to take no interest in what was
being done. Tbs b sly was scraped and
wahed clean, and Dr. Burr asked if the
coroner, po far as the exterior of the !cdy
ras concerned, de-ired anything further.
While the doctors were gazing uninter
estedly at the corpse, Dr. Swiuburi.e ap
proached the he -d and, pointiug with his
fimjer at tbe neck, paid :
"1 wish you to take notice of that inden
tation around the neck. It is very pecu
liar. You see h-re it ij d-p, and it runs
at an af cle of abioit forty five degrees.
Dr Burr ran his fing r in ifte furrow ard
said, "Yes, there i- an indentation, ai.d it
runs around the back of the prck
Dr. Bridge", one of the medical experts.
wrote the tol low ing description:
"An indentation of the ueck well marked;
1 ft side, begiuninz over hjuiil lr.e, ex
tending at au angle of 4 j degrees to bick of
neck; right side extending as continuation
of this a little lower iln; looks a
though mad- by a clothes line; icden.ati u
one-fighlh to one quarter of an inch d-p
and one-fourth to one half an inch wide."
Pr. Swinburne said he desired a plssttr
ct of tbe neck The coroner rermittfd
this to b.- done, and an t xcellent reprf sn
tsti n of the furrow vx obtained. The
Hi,- hi representative inquired of several
doctors present, what wasibe tbi-ory of the
man who brought about these prooedings.
They replied the:! the evidence jKiintcd to
the fact that Colonel f)ish either hanged
hiui-elf or was strangled io death. Tiiey
expect that the plaster cat, in connection
with tbe facts adduced at the autop-y,
will estsbli-h the fact
Tbe "indentation" a!liidd to is very ap
parent nd locks as if it had Ik-en made
with a rope It seems p'rsnue that the fif
teen doctors who made tbe antoi-y should
have paid s little-a'tent'on to this, which
is apparently of eiuh vast iniportance now.
Wax impressions id the teeth were taken,
a portion of spinal marrow removed and
tbe old wound lu the left thigh explored.
The lody was then, in its terribly muti
lated condition, returned to tbe casket, ar.d
tbe coroner adjturnt-d the inquest until to
morrow morninir, when tbe Lets pertaining
to tbe examination to d-iy will be brought
What tin- Itrimli'SeriKH arc I'lsiitln
1 or.
l.Vltian Journftl.l
IIpnhIic.us are not fi.'blinj to put the
ballot-box under ftderal control; they are
pimply fighting for the right of witnesses to
watch the count who are not in tbe hands
of tbe local ptrpetrators of fraud. I bey
are merely resisting tbe overthrow of laws
pas-ed to protect the purity of the ballot
box. Two ConwpIruotiN Itot-Ileailx.
I ' hsrlehtou, S. C, News
Some of tbe Southern Coneressmen find
it impossible to keep their temper, much
to the satislaction ot their politic il oppo
nents. Gen. Chalmers and Mr. Blackburn
are two conspicuous hotheads, and they
play ''You're another" whenever Frye, Con
ger, l1 tbe other Republican irritants
choose to stir thin up.
A Scrionx I.o-s to-tlie Cliurcli.
ICluclmmtt U izette, -i.)
Another serious blow to the Catholic
Church in tbe west is the destruction by
fire of Notre Dime University at South
Bend, Ind., which occurred yesterday.
Notre Dame was one of the leading Catho
lic educational institutions in America and
its fine buildings and sroticds have long
been the prideof tint denomination in the
northwest. The loss is estimated at S-200,-000.
The action of the sun upon the tar
on the roof is believed to have started the
IFromtlie -avAmmli Xew.
Mr. Win Hu 'lies, Sr., a gentleman whrse
name has been well known in Georgia for
the past fifty years as a prominent laud sur
veyor, and who is now living near John
son's Station, Libertv county, sent us a few
days since a sample of tea grown ami pre
pared on hi- farm. It wis "drawn" in the
usual way, and the result was a most de
licious beverage. Those who want the un
adulterated tei should try the Georgia ar
ticle, and they will never after drink the
indigo-colored medicfted leaf, as prepared
in China, especially fjr the Ldropean and
American markets.
Xotliiusrfor Tlieiii to Do.
imilailelplila Press, mj
An immigration of miners from tbe coal
district of the North of England, who have
"struck" for higher wages, is promi-cd, or
threatened. Having heard that there are
mines rnd mining in tbe United State-,
these people have got the idea that employ
ment and high wages are wailing for their
acceptance here. On the contrary, a great
many American miners arc out of work, or
impressed with the dread oi reduced com
pensation. It is a pity that pome one,
whose sdvice would have weight with these
poor people, does not impress upon them
that when thev land on our shore, without
money and without a chance of employ
ment, they will be infinitely worse off than
if they had remained at home. It is a
hard tiling to say, but there is no room in
the United States at present, for a large im
portation of able-bodied paupers. It was
different when canals had to be rut and
railroads made, and labor was high and
living cheap.
He Thoiicht it nan Her Hand.
An Ohio merchant tells the following
story about him-elt Where he lives is a
secret, except it is probably not a mile and
a half from the Xenia courthou-e : "When
I was aliout seventeen years old I made a
trip to Cleveland in the old fashioned stage
coach with its spanking four horses. At
Mount Vernon, about 4 p. m. a pretty girl
came on board. She sat in the back seat
next to an telderly , farmer-like looking
man. I was on the middle seat immediate
ly in front of her. I soon struck up a
pleasant chat with her. She was a charm
ing talker, and almost as brilliant as she
was pretty. It looked as though we were
mutually pleased. When dark came I con
cluded there would be no harm in giving
her hand a squeeze by way of a feeler. I
reached behind and got bold of the hand.
I was a little startled at its hardness, but
it returned a vice-like pressure. I squcze
again and it squoze back. A penfe ol dis
apointment would steal over me when in
my mind I would contrast the seeming
toughness of her hand with the tenderness
and sweetness of her voice. The contact
did not seem to arterialize my blood quite
np to the point of exhilaration. At last
she reached her destination and left the
coach. After we had started again that old
rooster who sat beside her addressed me
thasly: "Young man, do you feel all'
right; Ion bad a nice time tugging at my
old paw for the last five miles; hope yon
enjoyed it." The two young ladies in the
atxt seat gkgled ail the way to the next
talks, and the gftlwtw waeogen
Wumi kaBi wh Iyaiiaiiulr apt
Hoorhenoo Ituui at tin- Itoot or the
Trouble 3lor- Law W anteil A Cu-
hoat Iletter than a :arrlsou.
Sitka, Alapka, April 3, 1S79.
An interview took plao to day I e'wecn
Captain Bronn, of the United Statts
steamer Alaska, which arrived hre this
mornins. and the ceotain of Her Maj-styV
steamer Osprey and the United States rev
enue cutter Wolcott and tbe Greek nest.
From everything there sta'ed it is not to
be reasonably apprehendtd that any out
break by the'lndiacs will occur. What is
generally conceded, however, is that the
government ot SitKS requires aiteniinn in
the form of local civil authority, which is
now so ill-defined that off nders can act
with impunitv nnlp extra leal measures
are taken to enforce order.
It was remarked on sll sides that the
root ol the pr sent difficulty was the con
sumption by tbe Iodians of tbe villainous
hoocbenoo rum, a vile distillation nude
from molssses and pogar. Ku-sians, half
breeds, whites and t'.e Indians themselves
engage in its manufatt ire. Crazed with
this drink the Indies have had seVernl
bloody fights among theui"Ivs, and tbe
whites were natural ly afr.id of Is me at
tacked. Bron, who was recenll killed at
Hot Springs, had a Us still in operation at
the time of his vi-dent destji, aid was
probibly killed by f-idian- lioe'e un
der the influence fjf his o n lii'i..r. Capt
Brown seamed determined u terfry every
still in tbe country that be could reach,
and thus rid Si.ka'of its cur-e. He will
not leave until he hfcs heard what both the
Indians and the whites have to pay, ami
will supply tbe rt venue marine pieamer
Wolcott with whateer she may rf quire in
the way of coal, stores, ammunition and
men, until theoverr.nen! shall have made
furrier dispositions, for the protection of
The federal officers here speak in the
warmest terms of Captain A. curt, royal
navy, fur hisreadine-s to as-ist them in ev
ery way. lhestoryoi ttif ttuicoii going
wi'th British trooji to intercept tbe Indians
was a pure fabrication.
I had a brief Cf nversaiion "i b Captain
J. M. Selden. United States Kevr.ue Ma
rine, of the Wolcott, re-rding th- situa
tion here. He -avs that the nuin'vr of
U'ls'ians remaining here. who are numbers
cf the Greek Church, is 17; Kus-iin- not
members, 20; Araencfn re-.dtnts, .0; total
number cf cither.s, :17 During the sum
rner months there is a tlostmg imputation
of aHotit a hundred, coin.cied with the -al-mon
canneries and luii'es. n !s-iov- a-ked
to give expression to his views o.i the situ
ation Captain Selden was kind cnoimh to
baud me the following abtmcls from his
former reports to the treasury department
Under date of NovmlT 12, 1S77, I re
mark as follows: "In my opioma the
authority of tUi goven.n-r.t coti.d e more
ellectively and cheaply entoned by a suit
ably adapted armed vcs-J, writh could
move freely from point tc pjint, than b
tbe :ationing of troos- at aoy one place.
Tbe natives, living a- they do in scattered
village ilocg the coast, toat can be easily
reached by water, soldiers cannot get to
them as ea-ily as a. gunbjit, they stsnd
much more in awe of a gunlmt tbau of a
carrion, but a ysel fur this ptirH-e
should b well cquippd and ininne,l,cap
ble of resisting au body of Indians meets
fully. The couiuiander of stich Ves-ei
should le iovis'ed with full magisterial
powers for the arrest and piini-hinent of all
offenders in all ordinary true., so that ibe
offenders mii;bt le reached anil crim-s pre
vented bv pronipr punishiiienl."
On March 3, 1S79, I staled tint "it is my
cindid opinion, if tbeterrilorisl govern
ment is not to be established ov r Alaska,
that armed protection should be (I.-.ild to
Wrancel ami itka. Tne state of affairs at
the present time confirms me more s'-ronaly
in tbe opinion I baveexprts-ed in mj pre
vious reports that a man ol war should
cruise in thec waters, and in addition t
the j-rotection she would afLrd that she
should survev the ordinary channels of
commerce. This Ls aivolutelv mcessary if
the country is to le develojied and opened
for settlement, as the interior channels tre
so inarctirately laid down that passsce
through them is now extremely perilous."
c irrAt.v brown'! isetokt.
Captain Brown, commanding the United
States steamer Alaska, which was sent to
Htka to protect the white residents against
a threatened outbreak on 0 e pprt of the
Indians, reached Victoria, Vanc-iuvre's Is.
land, last Thursday on his return. He rc
Iorts to Secretary Thomrwon that he found
at Sitka no outbreak ou tbe part of Hie In
dians, and no indications of any. On the
contrary, everything was peaceful, and he
did not see anything that would warrant
any apprehension. The whole outlook was
o peaceful that he felt warranted in re
turning after investigating the condition of
affairs. To guard gaint anv possible
danger, and not to leave the plsce without
protection. Secretary Thompson has direct
ed Captain Brown to return to Sitka and
remain there until relieved by tbe Jam-s-town,
whi h will leave San Francico early
in Mij- for that place.
Immigration from I'.urope.
Thellowof immigration from Eiiroje
has begun e.rly this year, and is wonder
fully rapid. There were more than trree
thousind arrivals at Castle Garden KstJ
week the largest, it is said, since 1S72.
The business depression in England and
the general unrest among nearly all peoples
on the continent, account for th increase
over former years. The wide West wel
comes the multitude.
The- Poor IVIiite-.
tFlo-iila L'or. ITticaOb-erver.l
For an example of all that is ignorant
lazy and degraded allosr me to present for
the reader's consideration the class of
Southern people known as "crackers," or
'poor white tra-h," as they were termed
before the abolition ol slavery, and which
is no Is applicable now. B.-fore the war,
no white man deigned to work, and the
sole end and aim of tbe "cracker"' was to
"own a nigger," even though he lived on
half rations. He was hated and depi-ed
by both white and black, and, though the
war and it" object served to lower social
lines in a great measure, the "cracker" oc
cupies very much the same po-ition in fo
ciety to dsy that he did in slavery days.
He uaually lives m a miserable cabin, can
bun', fish and drink whisky,but never
rtlaxiniillair-s M'iilou.
After the ex-Empress Charlotte (widow
of Maximilian of Austria, who was shot in
Mexico by his Republican victors,) had
been literally burned out of her residence,
in the palace of Tervueren, near Brus-els,
it was stated that the shock had restored
her reason po much that when taken to
Lacken by the Queen of the Belgians, her
sister-indaw, she recognized tbe works of
art, including pome of her own paintings,
executed there in her youth. A rew resi
dence, at Benehorst, was purchased and fur
nished for this most unfortunate lady, who
lost her reason by the shock of her hus
band's fate, and it was hoped that con
sciousDess might be restored to her mind in
that calm and beautiful retreat. But the
latest official statement is that sbe does cot
appear to notice that she has changed he
abode; that ahe never speaks, and can with
difficulty be persuaded to take food.
Reproduction by the Iirain.
That which has. existed with any com
pleteness in consciousness leaves behici it
after its disappearance therefrom, in the
mind or brain a functional disositiou to
its reproduction or reappearance in con
scioune&s at some future time. Of io
mental act can we say that it is "writ in
water." Something remains from it
whereby it occurrence is facilitated. Ev
ery impression of sense upon the brain,
every current cf molecular activity from
one to another part of the brain, every ce
rebral reaction which passes into movement
leaves behind it some modification of the
nerve element concerned in its function,
some after effect, or, so to speak, memory
of itself in them which renders its repro
duction an easy mattter, the more easy
the more of ten it has been repeated, and it
makes it impossible to say, however trivial,
it shall not in some circumstances recur.
Let the excitation Uke place in one oi two
nerve cells lying side bv side, and between
jWhtch there was not any original specific
uiuereoce, were win re ever aiierwaras a
difference between them. The physiologi
cal ptoeecs, whatever be its naiure,Ta the
HMMfMv. Mditiaoa tbe
A Mention cf One of the y,oit
gressive Western Counties
the State.
The Lay nf the Land Future Rail
road 'JonnsctionsWater
Stcckton, the County 5eat--An En
terprising, Busy, Bustling Littb
It. Growth.-ImmigrationRapid In
crease in Population snd ?A?ts
rial Inieres's.
CirrcKroudenrM lyavomrnrth Times .
Stockto.v, April "J4. Uotil a few years
ago tic territcr now known as Hooks
counly was beyond the pale of civiliz ition
tte buffalo, the mlaian vd that scourge o
the plains, the horse thi-J, disputtd f r the
mastery cf this beautiful do-uaiii, and
while so contending in frrfle"rSe and angry
rivalry civilization ste,ip-d in and bore off
the palm. At the present time the travel
er who saw this sauie , '.prry six y ar
ago would not know, it is , i h ii'd ; fine
farms areAlotltd all oer Hie vast area
where the btifl i'o ra-utd and tb-a Indian
held full sway ; wheil li-Ms have taken the
place of
of a bare land'csje, and all nature beauti
ful and adorned hy the hand of the intru
der, is smiling and happy; settlements are
-pnnging up on everv hajl, while, as the
center of all trade ard thj natural basis of
all tbe commercial transactions cf the
county stinds SioeVton, tli9 liveliest and
nio-t wide-awake of ail t'e towns ia this
region, a marvel ot et.ergy ami lile. In
1870 Hooks county had little or no popula
tion, hardly erongh pople b-ing within
hrr borders to make tbe fact worth men
tioning, the number Kmg hardlr six hun
dred, while now tr.e estima'e, Lis,d upon
township return-,
i xcthjj? six Tiroes vxi,
ard there is no doubt whatever hlit that
thtse latter figures are about correct
and as near the truth as it is
posible to get. The immigration into tl e
county this spring has been great, and is
now injuring in at a rate entirely unantici
pated, and it is not at all improbable ths
the estimate of ten thousand population lor
the county at the end of the year is about
tbe riht lijure. Allcf tbe extreme wes
tern counties of the State are getting a big
proHirtiou of this jesr's iiilluv, and Hooks
is the recipient of her due sh ire. Claims
are being taken up every day hi large num
b. rs &ml
i- bring enaped up by seltlers, pj that the
unluiky one who comes late Will b.- frod
t.j content himself with whal'd left. Twenty
per cent, cf the area e f the county is br.to.n
laud, llii- fjrest area b?ing near'.y three r
cent. The general stu face of the county i
undulaiug the s 'Uibeistirn portion bein
quite bluily, bjt exc-ller.t for grrz
1J2, ard it is proibesied that I'onks will
vet Ueome the utazing ground fur tbe
tale. 'jhe tioilhfr is limited to narrow
belt- along the lit e cf the Hresins, the va
rieties of trees being oak, walnut, red and
white tint, hackderry, ash aud cedar.
however, are piyin attentton to the pcJ
tifgoutof trees ard artificial fores' are
incoming quite the rage. Taking it in
everv re-ieol, and notwilhstandiug the
fact that Hsoks is one of tbe newtsl cotiu
ties in tbe State, she his really developeil
more rapidly and made more improve
ments than any. of her sisters,
a"d offers superior inducements to the
immigrant. In regard to market facilities
.Mocklun, the county seat, is the natural
centre of trade for the county, aul being
admirably situi id. is fully able to ansuer
all reqtiireim ut- I here are as yet no rail
roads con-true ed mi the county, although
it will be a metier . f but a few months, at
the vtry farthest, unul
of tbe Union Pacific is built through to
Siockton from Cawner city, by way of
Odiorne city. The teople .noni; the pro-pos-d
line of the rca 1 are heartily in favor
of tbe extension, and will aid it in the way
of voting bonds rnd otherwise inducing its
construction. When this line is completed
to Stockton, Hooks will be upon the same
footin?, in regard to railroad advantages, as
the counties to .he east and nortl east of
her, aiid will then b? enabled to enter ibe
lists as a grain and stock competitor. Hooks
will be a great county for
the indications jsiinting to the latter more
pirlicularly. The Central Branch roid is
pushing its way westward rapidlr, and it
will not be long before Hooks hears the
welcome snort of tbe iroi horse.
Indications of coal h ive been found in
various parts of the countv, although as
yet n grat amonnt of prospecting has
been done. However, where the article is
needed, tbe earth will bt found willing to
be rot bd of her treasure.
As for buildtnt; stone, the countv will
never want for that, as magnesia lime stone,
one of the most beautiful building ma'e-
risls in the world, is found in every town
not only for business bouses, but for rcsi
decces in the towns and farm houses in the
country, while a great deal of it is being
put into fencing. Tie steme being fouud
neir the surf iceof the grj.ind needs no ex
tensive quarrying, and the expense of get
ting itrV'tit, therefore, is very small. Gyp-s-iin
is f mud ia tha southwestern part of
tbe eoun'y.
in this respect bnng perhaps the equal of
any county in the Siate. Bjw Creek, which
is quite a stream, rims acro-s tbe northern
lauder, while the Nor'b Fork of the Solo
mon river which affords a good water
jiower, flows through the county from east
to west alwtit the center. The "North Fork
his numerous tributaries, flowing from
liotli north aud south, some of which are of
very good siz?, prominent among which are
the Big Medicine, Elm, Douglass, Stockton,
Hindall, Lost an 1 Box Elder creeks. Silt
Creek flows sou'hea-lwardly through the
outhastern part of tbe county, while
Sind, Eigle and other smaller creeks, tribu
taries of the Saline river, have their sources
in tLe southwestern portion cf tbe county
Many of thtse streams b-ing fed by springs,
their waters are very pure.
throuchout the county, and good well
water is ohtsind al a comparatively small
depth. Th acres tinker cultivation now in
the county is r.erly 8,00'J, having almost
Joubie-1 si -s-e a year ago. try littla
he.ee is mtnuf iciured in the county as
e:, although this branch of industry is re
ceiving con-ide.ab attention this year.
There were abuut 15,000 potinls of butter
uiide last year. Ab.mt ?13 000 i- invested
io manufactures in the counly, there being
x S-c flouring mill,
and a large steam saw mill at Stockton,
while various branches of ir.du-try are in
contemplation in various parts of the coun
ty According to the last estimate, the
value of all personal proierty in
the county is about $75,000 and
the real value of all property
S150 000. 1 he county debt is only S5.G00,
being bonds issued to fund the floating
dtbt, contracted for various improvements,
county wanauts issued for sundry purposes,
etc. As to newspipgrs Hooks has but one.
the Stockton Aeitr, published bv Randall
Bros, aud ediud by Mr. J. W. Jewell, but
that Oue
for the county, and is unceasing in its
efforts to build up acd advertise theconnty.
One newspaper like this is worth a dozen
petty sheets who do neither good for them
selves ncr tbe counties in which they are
published. The county is just now paying
There arenoir forty-five organized school '
districts, with twenty-five school houses and
a school population'of 2,500. Xew school j
buildicfrs are In course of erection in evr-rv I
' Part of the county, and special efforts are '
1 being made in every direction to offer every
I advantage rosible to the crowing fenera
tion in the matter of education. In fact
thinjs are iut being got into shape looking
to that end. The schools are getting along
finely, the people all being more than
ordinarily interested in this most important
Land is cheaper in Hooks, but the figures
for which it can now be imrchased will not
long remain as they are now, and therefore
this being tbe accepted time jeopl shoibl
avail them-elves of the ooixirtunitv offered
and not he-itate. Good farmins lands.
within easy resell of market, can be bouzht
cot for from f3 to $10 per acre, according
to location ami th character ot improve
rxtcnts thereon, while, cf course, there is
J still some in the county which can be pit-
emp'cl, although comparatively little, as
ihe choicest aud b;st has been taken. Tbere
is n great demand fcr choice lacd in tbe
county this year owing to the great rush.
The county seat of Hooks is a wonderful
little town in more respects than one, acd
is crowing at a wonderful rate, having
doubled as to the number of buildings and
inhabitants within th- past taree months.
The prosperity of Siockton is but the natu
ral re-ult, however, f the determin'd ;nd
uniiwt etiorts oi Ler jusicc-s men.wno reive
put their shoulders together to the wheel,
and 1 ibjred in unison for one cenmon end
the advancement of tbe town. The little
city is deservedly prosperous, but bca'S her
pr sperily meekly and with becoming mod
esty, nor vauntelh herself in con-tqiience.
The hou-e, both for bu-inefs ptir-io-cs
and residences, are springing
up on etry nils; the streets
are busy all the time and the merchants
hive ail the can do to supply the demaeds
of all customers, energy anl enterpri-e are
ipptrent everywhere and tbere is no lime
lor idling. Tne population is rapid'y on
the iucre-.se, so rapidly in fact, thst Ihere
ire cot enou.'h houses to accommodate
them; new bu-ines ram are coming in and
the old ones are enlarging their stocks and
-apacity to suit the times. The popula
tion of the tosrn now is about six hundred,
Ahich will hi increased to one thcusmd in
six monih-. The sdiool population is
-ihotit two hundred. Ths loan is on the
hih road to ppsiisrity and is going
etraisht ahead as firt as sirens arms and
willing hands can rcrry her. Her success
is marked and with a good country to snp
lcrt her aud staunch bu-iccss men to stand
by her she need never fiar.
More peculiarly, jierhaps, than any other
ton iu the northwirt, dees S'ocfetou rerre
snt uie tnish, enterprise, vim and general
go-aheadativeuess characteri-tic of the fron
tier, ard it is by reason of thcs'j attributes
that Slocktou has ri-eu from tLe hire
bvs'mofihe prairie, a little giant, prcs
lepjtis anif alway o.i ihe go, refer at rest
but always ready for hn-iness. Time was,
aial not so far back i lur, nheu this town
wxs a general rendezvous for hjr.-e-tliieves
and gentlemen of thntilk, who were not
gii'.ea uy iiauire wun me prereption snili
citnt to enable the in to distiugiiidi tither
;eople's p- 'iier'v fiom the r own. and who
were Cjii equently
and tribul itinn to thj hoiiest'y dispo-cd
Nirtion rf the community, who would, at
limes, wh-u the thiug got too monotonous,
loid up their little rilles and re
volvers aud go on a hunt
after these nomadic sons of Mercury,
while the sudden but not always nnac
ccuntable disappear nce of some of the
perjetrator- of these outrages upoa civilizi
tion showed that law, order and peaceful
jtistite bvl at times been asert-d. On the
bmks of iheSjIomon. jit-t south of Stock
ton, i- still to bi founl what a few years
ago was known as 'H'lbber-,' Boost,"
in this Fection of the country, which was a
favorite retreat for the.ii, and practically
impregnable. It is a -sort of adngout in the
-ble of the bluT, with two entrances, one
upon the north and the other ou the south
side of the bluff, and with plenty of provis
ions anil ammunition a very small partv ot
determined men intrenched therein coii'd
bid dtii uce to an army. But ihe 'RJou"
is deserted now acd there is nnthini; left
except the nif morits of some of the faumus
characters who formerly rendevoueil there,
the great majirily ot whom have either
met their deaths at th hands of tbe vigi
lance committee or at the mouth of a
smoking pistol at d an officer of the law
behind it. Property here, especially
horses, was not safe in those days unless
securely stabled with a strong guard around,
'or the thieves would dare anybody or any
thing and would staniupas long as they
could hold a revolver. Brave and deter
mined men were they, but these two attrib
utes were their only redeeming qualities.
Stockton is the pNca where Alex. Ham--ey,
tbe brave sheriff of Ellis county, met
his death abuUt four years sgo at tbe haeds
of a hnrsethief wbo-c capture he endeavor
ed to efiVct, although before be died the
plucky oili-er ha ' tnesitisfactlon of know
ing that be had ' f tell"! bis man," and th it
the thief !.j! crossed tbe dark river before
him, Haaisev's bullet having got-e lbro'igh
bis heart, killing him icstanilv. The storr
of the kiding was told me by an eve-wit
ness, and in whose arms liinivr died.
There ws a sale of ponie- iu Stxkton Ihe
day of the trtgedy, being conducted by two
-irangers line in sale was goin.r on,
Kam-ey. accoaipani-d by a depnty.rodeup,
and, without apivannsr to take anv twrtic-
ular notice of the strauers, addressed a few
inquiries to my informant in regard to tbe
country to the northwest, where Hsmsey
said he was coin::. It was noticed that
peculiarly so, which led some cr.e to ask
him if h'" were not si' k. He replied that
he did n'it feel any worse than usual, and
when K'V'rtg the an-er be gut ofl his horse
icd 'akirg his carbine cocked it and di
rected his eyes toward the ptranjer who
was soiling the hor-e Then all at once it
tiVhed across the minds of tho-e present
that tl e stranger was a horse-thief and
that Kamsey s business tbere at that time.
was to take him. Indeed, just at that time
Hamscy remarked to my informant, "I'm
going to tate that fellow," and raising his
carbine, lirtd, the ball, however, missing its
mark, but killing the stranger's horf.
Theshe'iff then drew his revolver, (the
thief by this time having his ont) acd tie
duel commenced. iJoth cCicer aud outlaw
were behind their horses, and it was but a
qnestion of luck ai to who should get a
hot in fir-t, Several shots wereexrhanged
without injury to.either, when both men
showed them-elves at tbe same time and in
stantaneously THE SHARr RErORT? OF ROTH nT0LS
rang out, both failing, the thief phot
through thehesrt and Uanisey through and
through j l-t below the ril. While the
duel was in proffers Ram.ey's deputy shot
several limes at the thief, but :nis-ed him,
and aher the latter had received his death
wound he tnrced around to fire at the dep
uty, but before tec .iild cock his weapon he
pitched forward heavily upon his face, deal.
Hams-y was taken into a drug stora nar
by and I'ved sbout two hours. Shortly bj
fore he died h- a-ked about the hore thief,
and tirxn being told tint he had killed him
be -miled, is if particularly satisfied, ar.d
d.e-1 with ihe entile -till upon his lips. The
sid denouement cf the terrib'e afliir is well
known to the teop!e of Leavenworth ; how
Hamsey's young wife, crtzed at thede.athof
her husbtr.d, became insane, and while at
the Sisters' hospital, in the rntroiolis,d;ed.
Ram-ey was as brave a man as ever Crew a
pistol, was rash, in fact, but he lost his life
in the performance of his duty.
mmm John.
A Pluck) Neriaiit I.'irl.
Cincinnati, April 26. A tramp entered
the re-idence of G. W. Kitchen, a farmer
near Lebanon, Ohio, yeslerday morninp,
during the absence of the family and be
gan searching tbe bureau, where a large
amount of valuables had been placed. Car
rie Itobsrts, a young girl dome-tic, who
was in the upper part of the hon'e, heard
the noisj and discovered the tramp at
work. She approached him unobserved
and suddenly clutched himbyjthe hair with
one hand and endeavored to wrench a box
of valuables from his grasp with the other
hand. Findirg her effjrts unavailing, she
released her hold, sprins "upon a chair, se
cured a revolver froa the top of the clock
and fired t th (ramp several times ia inc-
Utter dropped tha box. raa
The next Bsowa Counly Fair will be
held Sept 0 to 12.
Atchison has org-.niz;d a public library
A special term of the Xeosha county
court will be convened on the 23th inst.
The Board of Regents for th State
normal school was in session in Emporia
last Wednesday.
The last rain his caused the grass and
all other green things to bound upward
with rapid velocity.
Clin!:.. In .Icirerxoii County.
lD'k.i!oo-a bickle. 27.J
Jim Holland, white digjicgawell for
J. E. Clark, near town, struck some of thft
nicest chalk we have seen. It is quite soft
and very white.
Vilnius Xear t'olnmlms.
ICor. Chetopa AUttince,.
They are digcing for lead within three
miles of Columbus. An arm of mineral
recks a mile wide, I never saw before, 'tins
up there from Short creek anil Itzerv:lle.
Sale of I-oml NtorU.
lOiaca Journal, il j
Mr. M. E I.arkin last week bought of T
I. K-idy sixty steers that will average l.COO
pounds. It was the best average lot of
steers in this part of tl e county. Mr. Ed
dy received S5 per hundred a total for
the tixty of S4 S00.
A Itid.
ICor. Chetopa Advance, 20.)
Some vigilants passed through here Sat
urday in hot haste after the thief who sol
Mr. Shepherd's bor-e. Any doctor want
ing a skeleton would do well to speak to
one of tb-s gentlemen to mine the lead out
ot n dead horse thief acd turn the bones
Ilerriiits I'nr the I.nriler.
Wichita Kagle.I!.!
Capt. Hib'?ts recruits front different por
tions of the State are rendezvousing at this
point. The company is encamped on the
west bank cf the Great Arkansas. The
men are nicelv uniformed, well mounted
and armed The outfit moves immediately
for the border.
IIoiv Tiiey II.im- Ilt-cn DNtrZuuti-il
Wjamlolte Herald, 21.1
Tlie number of colored people that have
landed here has Uen overestimated and
that very largely. I'p to date but 1,200
have len landed here. Of this number
the committee has shipped 350 to Liwrercv,
'2S to Touganoxie, 140 to Leivenworth, 200
to Manhattan and 250 to Ottawa. In ad
dition to this about 159 have left on their
owu account.
The Jackson fonnty Court House
Tllolton Itecorder.21 1
Oil of about 225 trees set out Iat spring
in tbe court house yard, 105 are alive and
growirg nicely, con-idering the careless
manner in which many of them were plant
ed ; and the fict that some were of varie
ties that seldom liear transplanting, this
is a pretty good showing. The white elms
md tbe soft maples made tbe best live of
Do Aot Want to In- Committed.
A'j mi. lotto Ilrraid, 21 1
The stories about the Drought Hides 1
in.i called out to prevent the larding of
eclored refng'-s are all sheer fabrications,
ar.d have no foundation in f'ct. While
our people are inclined to do all the they
can to di-rourage the-e imniicrauts from
cotoini; here, they do not intend to place
.hm-elves in an attitude of hostili.y to the
laws of the country, or in such a manner
as to be ch-irged with being destitute of
humanity anil cbari'y.
An Innrlnimr "ciltVIIow.
Saline Valley Hegister, SI
While W. S. Wail was lying on a lounge
in his hoite on Sabbith evening, hele
cams aware of another occupant at bis
side Upon examination it was found Jbat
his bedfellow was nothing less than an ad
der of eood pZ". 1 he discovery earned not
a few exclamation- by Mr. Wait and a live
ly departure from the lounge. By what
means tbe snake came there is not known,
but is stippo-ed to have been in the traw
with which the tb-k was recently filled.
.1 (''inliirsx at Port Scoff.
Il or. 1 1 tojia A.Ivuncc, 21.
I took occasion to visit tbe place where
tbe Ft. Scott people burnt the black wretch
Howard. All trace of the died has leen
removed, and tbe jieople were calm, quiet
and ready to talk aliout it. An intelligent
African whom I talked with justified the
banning but not the burninj. I further
tlced with hira about the colored people
from the South emigrating to Kansas, ard
expressed a fear they may starve here. He
said they would bettor starve here than lie
murdered down south. A prejudice seems
to exi-t at Ft. Sro't between the colored
people acd tbe whites.
Cuiemau'fc Kural.J
"I have grown the artichokes for a num
ber of years, and during the tirn have ex
perimented in various ways, and I am now
ready to siy that growing it for hogs is one
oi me means to proo uce CLeap jsirk. I su..
ally the cr.-p is r-ady to turn onto abont
tbe fir.-t rf Cc'olr. Cne acre will peep
twenty hosts in a cood growing condition
from that time till the middle or last of
March ; or, with the addition of half the
corn usually fed, it will fatten them in less
time than all the corn, and, as far as I have
been able to see, the pork is ju"t as good.
A or:ion of the crop should be dug and
hou-e-d. or put in mounds, to be fed when
the ground is too hard frz-a for tbe hogs
to root.
AntKvcitiiiK Accident.
tiloUon Itecorder,2l.)
A nire-year-old son of John Dutr, living
on Soti'h tidar, on last Tuesday was driv
ing some kind of a woodm drag.to smoothe
Kround, when, owing to the roiighnees of
the ground, the drsg was overturned and
the boy caught under it, with his arm fas
tened between tte chain and drair. The
team ran pome eight hundred yards, drag
ging tbe lioy with his face on the ground.
The boj's father ard uncle wilnetd the
fearful pii;ht. and u-d every effort to stop
the esp.ru and rescue the boy, but without
avail; acd finally tbe team ptopp-d from
sheer exhau-nou. The little fellow was
taken out, and to the joy acd surprise of
his family, life was not extinct. Dr. Adam
son w.t pummoatsl, who f.jticd that the
onljr apparent serious icjurie were a bro
ken arm and a bidly brui.ed face. The
probability is that the boy will recover.
Atchison's Jen Depot Projert.
(Atcoi-ou Champion, .5th. J
The I'nion Depot Company met yester
day acd perfec ei all ihe arrangements for
buildicg a depot. Tbere were present A.
A. Tallage, Gereral Suprintendent of
the Mi-souri Pacific : Col. Walker, Super
intendent of the Chicago, Rock Island and
Pacific; I' D Dunn, of the Hannibal and
S', Joseph; Od. I W. Towre, Atchison
t "ebra-ka, President; acd Majjr W. F.
Lsjwa-, CeaL-al Branch Jsecreiarv and
Treasurer. L-tters were receive.! frcm
Gen. Geo. H. Xettleton, cf the Joy roads,
and General Manager fclronp, of the Atchi
son, Topeka .t Ssnta Fe, pledging their
hearty on orration in the enterprise.
Uy-laws were adopted for tbe govern,
ment of the corporation, and Mfpi-rs.Towne-Birnard,
of the K. C, SkJ. C. 15, acd
Downs, were spiioimed au Executive Com-mitts-,
to make nil necessary arrangements
secure the site, and pnierifiteLd the erec
tion cf the depot buildings.
TIip Indian Trrritnr).
ICor. Wyandotte Herald, :i.j
Many of the old-time WyandotU have
during tbe past two or three years rn
laid under the sod. Jno. Kayrahoo died
recently, acd Irwin I'. Locg has been
elected head chief. Jno. Greyeyes looks
somewhat pale, having joined tie' bine rib
bon brigade. John says the red men are
making ench rapid progress in the indus
trial pnrsuitsthat thev will soon be able to
cope with their white brethren in any line
of life. The various Quaker missionaries
are doing good work in the education of the
Pa sing through the Xez Perces camp we
ob-erved some have commenced the aulti
vation of the aru of peace. Sir of the men
looked comical trying to harness up a team
of half-brofeea mules. After much push
ing and pulling the wagon and males were
finally placed in cL'se proximity. One of
them while hitrhine op. tickled iIm hhi of
Ml, wkiak ia tan kt f at, tkm kaai
I amocg the tents and painted warriors with
I .1 Ul. !-..- . ' 1- niM T L
scu uisikcis io get a iuo& ai caiei uosepu,
our tall copper-colored guide could not
help smiling at the timidity displayed by a
lady in the partv. The chief, a fine sp-ci-men
of man, physically, stands six feet, six
inches in his mocassins, shook hands cor
dially. .
Bsxter Springs Times, 2L1
Twelve divorce cas and eleven criminal
ca'es rire docketed for trial at the next
lena of court.
Treasurer's Wort.
Topeku Commonwalth.
Mr. Francis time is employed with the
Board of Kailway A'sesors. The next
semi-annual eettlement of Crusty Treasur
ers occurs on or before Julv let.
An Indian Drowned.
lUxxtersprlns Times, ::t
A young Ottawa Indian about eighteen
years of age, named Stephen Wicu, was
drowned in Spring river, at the mouth of
Hock creek, six miles below town, last Sat
urday evening.
Ou to tVialtotd.
lAVinfleld Courier, 21 J
The engineer corps of the A.. T. & S. F.
road, were purveying through Winfield last
Tue-dav. It is said that the company will
t turowirg dirt on the road to V, iidieid
in less than leu dy.
Tr)ln to Uurri a J-chooIIiou-i-.
tBixter Springs Times, H.
Some person attempted to bum the Jes
sup rchoolhoue lajt Saturday night.
Siraw, saturated with kerosene, was placed
under the house, but it failed to do any
A I'nrtiiiir'tr Printer.
Topeki Commonwealth. 1
Mr. L. H. Hascall, a compositor in Mar
tin's ollia", has r.ceived the scug little
amount cf s500 by the will of his late
brother. It isn't every worthy compositor
who is so fortunate.
Altrniptei Ilxprrss Itolitiory.
pjlrard IrrM.:i,
Some thief tried to get into tbe safe of
tie express company last wek while the
asent .as at dinner. The key was lef.
stickirg in the door. It was nrcessary to
cbi-l the door off and seed it to tbe facto
ry iu Cincinnati for repairs.
The Partners Ilapp).
Cedar Vale Cor. Iloltou slsual, SB.
F'aruiers are hapjiy in the prospect of se
curing gid crops this pea-on. Cedar Vale
has as an in.iustrions and Hsrseverini; set of
farmers as can be found in the country, and
they will leave no honest nieaus untried to
improve this section cf th country and
make good homes for them-elves.
An Indian Iviiled.
Cedar Vale toriestioudeiictt llulton bisnnl.
Two Icdians were down by the Cross
Rofcds banting a few days ago, and as they
wera riding side hy side, one, a rather
pranky fellow, began to ttmitr with tbe
other's gun barrel and it dischargul and
shot him tnrotigh the hit". He died al
most instantly. The deceased, we learn,
ws vislticg this tnlpe the Prairie Bind.
Proposril iousi,Hilat:c-.i.
Lat lie Journal, -C j
There is a desire oa the part of pome of
our citiz-.is that ihe olfis of city m tr-hal
aud street conimis-ioi.er be con-olidateil.
It is claimed that if a suitable man crtihl
Ise found to attend In ihe duties of both po
sitijns a considerable saving of city money
would hi made thereby. The council is
considering the m titer carefully.
Tin- vf. IVrces.
IUxter S,irins Times, 2i.
The Ke z Perc-s Indians have moved to
the west bank of Spring river. They are
now located ten miles south of town. A
number of them come to town almo-t every
day. Lin Siturdiy they came up in foce
and m:.de sucdry little purchases. A few
cf the warriors have donned tbe garbof the
v lutes, t.ut nearly all, including the rqaiws,
cheg to mcccasirs, leggings am! blankets.
ttislmaj ItoM.cr).
i" Irani I".-es,;i.
A commercial drummer representing H.
S. Patterson of Kausaa City, while on bis
way from Xew Pittsburg to Cherokte on
Monday niyht was stopped about du-k by
two masked men near Cow Creek, one of
wl.om sit Zed hi-, horses and the other pre
sented a revolver at his bead, with instruc
tions to deliver, whic'i be did to the extent
ofS70, after which he was permitted to
Pound ;tiilt) rZII--.-il Vtin-rs
Salens Jlllur, 2I.J
The case of tbe State of Kansas vs. E. I'.
Heo, for having votes! illegally at lie
election held in this city, on tbe 7tb inst.
which commencnl last ".Monday, in Jud
Mctiill's court, before a jury, "terminated
yesterday about noon, acd resulted in find
ing the defendant guilty.
Jude McGiIl tice.l tie defendect S150.
and gave him thirty .lays in the countv
j til, but his counsel took an appeal, ard
his ncognizir.ee wis placed at five hund
red dollars, bur afterwards reduced to
three hundred dollar'.
Tin- istafinrd fount)- Case.
Toi &.l f 'oiilinoil wealth "LI
The S'lpreme Court ye-terday filed an
opinion in tbe nctnl Stafford County ca-e.
It will be rememtiereil that it Ind been di
vided between Pratt ar.d Birton counties.
An ftijrt was made la-t winter to have the
la-gi-lature reinstate htafiord county, but
it filled. The court now says that tie lair
hich divided it was UEcmstltmitiQal, aud
Stafford is a county hy itself; without sny
action of tbeI.egi-lature. This news will
make the residents in Siatlord county hap
py, acd those of Barton not so happy.
An Indian Asent t.Viuoitd.
Galena JHner,.: 1.1
Hiram W. Jor.is, ; Indian acent at the
Qaupaw .Agency. Indian Territory, was re
lieved ou last Friday from bis duties as
ag-nt at that place. Mr. Joces was ap
poir.ted during the fall f lis72, if we re
member correctly, ihrctiKh the icliiieate of
(iualers. There has ls-en for several years
charges of corruption standing againrt'hira,
and peveral committees have isitil tfce
Agency to inquire into them, which we
suppose brought about his removal. A Mr.
II worth was pent to tbe Aecr-cy to accept
the turn over of properly belonging to the
United States, but whether he is the new
apjointet, we are unable to sav.
A ll.il. t KoMicry.
IKt. Scott Kecord,2t.l
About eleven o'clock last night a man
called at O.ild's livery stable, and called
Mr. John Hcusruan to the door, stating
that a man at the Gulf House wanted to
get a team to go to O-ag- Mission at six
o'clock in the mcrning. While they were
talking, a confederate plipr ed into the office
and stole .Mr. Hou-man's pants, which had
22 25 in the rsocket, a silver watch worth
i'i-j, two knives, two complimentary tickets
to the show, acd a bunch cf keys. The po
lice were immediately notified, and the
thieves caught in a hinse of ill-fame on
Scott avenue. Sine dollars of the money
was found in the lining of the hat of one of
the thieves, ard traces cf the balance
WjaiKlottr'si Itrason.
Wyandotte, az-He, u
Kacas, the birthplace of freedom, canr.ot
and ol course does not wish to deny to ifce-
oor colored people the right to'flte from
their oppressors ar.d locate within her bir
ders. The tsxple of Wyandotte Pimply
wi-.h to avoid having the city in future
made the di-triluting point for large num
bers cf these refuge-, sir.ee they consider
that, in feeding l,J0O of them cearlv a
month, furm-hicg medical attendance "for
the pick, buryicg tbe numerous dead, and
providing for their shipment toother points
in the State, they have already shouldered
their share cf the harden. That is all.
A IZnxy In the Pawnee Ascnr).
ArksiiKU City TraeIUr, 25.
An assault was made noon Vf Tt;,i
Superintendent cf the boarding pchool at
i awnee agency on Sunday Hia in-t. by
K. S. Ball, a former employee. Mr. Hill
had been discharged from the service and
ordered off the reservation for ungentle
manly conduct by the Ummtssioner cf In
dian Affairs. .Mr. Ball Udityed-that Mr.
Htatt had been instrumental in afrectin
bis dismissal, which belief led to the a
siult above mentioned. Having accom
plished his purpose 3Ir. Ball fled, acd ex
pressed himself ready to die in preference
to bsins arrested. Indian Police were put
upon hk track but failed to overtake him.
Agency people, believe that Mr. Hkvtt
A Korrihte Accident Xear Empire
lEmpIre City Kcho, 21
Osoar Springer and a Mr. Smith were at
work in the ground, timbering up a drift,
and Mr. Tu-tison was attending the hoister,
ou top. Just previous to the accident. Dr.
T sent down a load cf timbers, which were
recriv.d by Mr. Springer, who, after pnt
tirg thrm in the drift, returned to the sump
and hallowed to Mr. Tnstlson to send down
thetufi. Just as Mr. T. placed tbe tub on
Ihe car, preparatory to lowering it, a man
at a shaft a few hundred yarcs distant
called toshiru in an- excited manner, and
Mr. T. thinking something was wrong, left
the tub on the car, which was on the track
a few feet from the shaft and ran
over to where the man was.
While he was absent, it is
supivsjd the wind, which was blowing a
strontr gale, blew the tub off the car and
into the shaft, which is some eight feet
deep, and down which it went with crash
icg force, striking Mr. Springer on the
head, killirg him instantly, his brains be
iDg dashed out against the walls of the
shaft and into the tree of Mr. Smith, who
was in the drift a few feet away Mr.
Tustison knew nothing of the accident un
til, when returning to his work, he heard
Mr. Smith calling for help, snd looking up
he saw the tub was c.one. He hastened to
the phaFt, ami, with the aid of Mr. Smith,
the body of the unfortunate man was soon
brought to the surface, where an examina
tion showed that in addition to his head
being crushed, his neck was broken.
Particulars of the- Suicide of AVnt.
tt ells.
About dark, on the 21st, John Alexander,
sou of Adin Alexander, who owned the
stable, went into the lolt to obtain some
hay. Hesiw a baton the hay, and on
thrusting his fork intothe hay felt some
thing olid. Took the" hat to the house,
where it was recognized as AVells. Went
wuh a neighbor acd toucd a cororer, who
soia found the corpse. The body was
m ich changed, acd could hardly be identi
fied as that of Wells. There were evidence
of a strong death struggle. Ttstimony suf
ficient to prove its identify, was found in
the pockets of tbe deceased. Also evi
dences that be had committed filicide.
Three notes were found iu a small noto
book. Tlie following is the l&st one aud
the most important :
Dear : When you receive this
I will le dead. I could not bear to meet
you after what I hsd done. I have only
t-een a ciirre to vou fir two years past, and
you wi'l be better ofl without me. I made
an attempt to get my life insured for your
benefit, but could not. I leave Charley
feeling that you will do letter by him than
I could. I liope and pray you will keep a
pure 'vomio, and marry some man worth
ur of you, acd there may be many happy
jeirsf r yen yet. Adia Alexander will
ki.ip you I know. My brain reels too
much to pay more. Good bye, dear one.
Yon hive done all you coupl to make me
a goes! man but I have failed; and Ins, I
feel as I lie here dying that I am doing yon
tbe kindest act cf my lire. The Masons
will bury me. Seed word to Bartlett, he
knows I am a Mason. Will,
The name of the person to whom this is
addretVd is not plain, but it was evidently
wrut-n to his wife. The Charley referred
to, is bis son.
T.'otes Prom the State Capital.
Toi'c&a Commonwealth,:! I
C.-iiimbs.ions issued yesterday by Go
S:. John :
Notariss Public S. Devore, Franklin
county ; Theo. Botkin, Pottowatomie conn
ty ; Wra. Marsh, Cherokee county; Ur
biii Wilde, Jewell county; T. S. Haun,
Hodgeman county; W. A. Flush, Hodge
man crtinty.
Justices of the Peace William n. Con
ley, Agency Township, 0(Jge county.
Hon. James Smith, Secretary of State,
and Geo. T. Giimnre, the newly appointed
A-sitant-Stcretary of State, are happy
having each received a new desk.
There were filed in the office of the Secre
tary cf Slate yesterday the articles of in
corporation of "The Kacais State Agricul
tural acd Live Stock Association." The
principal places of business are Williams
burg, Franklin ounty, Kansas, acd Kansas
City, Missouri. The capital sock is fifty
tb'iiisand dollars. Incornorators ; F. G.
Welch, David M. Bucn, E. M. Bartholow,
M Ii. Welch, anil Alfred Shapard. Tha
puro-e is for holding fairs in Franklin
acd other counties of the State.
is continuing its slow and tedious tssk of
examining tre returns. Nothing has been
concluded vet.
hss been angnmentcd in its miscellaneous
epartment by ibe reception of twenty-five1
volumes among them, Layy ,s History ol
Home, a standard nork.
Xess and Trego counties are aliout to Or
ganize -chool distrii ts, under thelaw passed
at tbe last session of the Legislature, per
mitting such organizations in unorgan
ized counties. .Most of the unorganized
counties of the State will organize cchool
di-tricts at an early day.
Several lots of school bonds were re
ceived yesterday which will be considered
ami piircnased or registered at the regular
monthly meeting, at 10 o'clock next Satur
day, tbe 2C:h.
At the cext meeting of the School Fund
Corin"s:ooers the question of the pur
chase of tlie funding bonds of qnite a num
ber of Kansas cities will be considered.
Orm or tin- Staunch. 'Kcllahtc Jler-
rhantst or tin- Pity Who Speaks- to
till- People.
To the readers of The Times is pre
cn'iil tdy the advertisement, attractive
both in its contents and general appear
ance, of one of the oldest antl most reliable
business men in the city Frank Scott, at
SIS Delaware. Mr: Scott his given time
ami thought lo lis advertisement, well an-dei-standing
that there is everything to be
(.anted by advertising judiciously ; and he
has thus presented, ia a clear, forcible
manner, the value of his goods and the ad
vantages to lie gained by trading with him,
without an effort to "blow," orpuff up him
self to the attempted detriment of others
Mr. Scott uses plain, exact language, and
the advantages he will reap from the adver
tisement he presents this morning are in
calculable. Mr Scott has in sW for the spring and
summer season of li"! one of the largest
stocks ever displayed in this city, and the
prevailing cheap prices, added to his knowl
edge ami dealings for years direct with
manufacturers, have enabled him to mark;
goods at prices which are astonishing; but
Es-vertheti-s are true, as an examination
will convir.ee.
He further calls attention in his adver
tisement to the fact that he has trnlj good
TaU no claptrap, shoddy article', whose
cheapness is but a delusion and a snare, as
the buyer finds to his sorrow when it is too
tale to remedy matters. Thinking persons
will remember this, acd bestow their patro
nage accordingly.
A host of spf cia! bargains are preented,
which tbe careful husbandman acd the
ecooornical housewife will scan with closest
attention, to '"certain the many ways ia
which they are to becefitted. The ladies
will tsicially be charmed by many of tbe
beautiful acd attractive specialties he pre
sents in his li-t.
His claim Ls, that he will fill orders at as
low prices as any in the country thereby
a-suring the world that he means to give
bargains in all thirgs by reapon of tbeir
wonderful cheapness; yet at ihe pr me time
payiDg the close-t and strictest attention
to scurd business principles, acd selling
nothing at "less than cost," or "at any price
to dispose cf the goods."
Tiie-Ian ulio Kceclics the Applause
Tbe "e.w York .jTrtitine calls Ihe atten
tion of gentlemen cf intensely judicial teja-I-rrament
to the real sentiment of tbe South
as express d in Congress, and adds : "It is ,
the man who boasts how far Lee marched
into Pennsylvania who is cheered by th
Democrats in the Home. No one ever
hears a syllable of Democratic disavowal
or reproof when the csnse icd- coane eft-
ceasitwisUia thetUyscf the ysar osmI r-a
oosteBCtaea are gferstts,-or Mettfaf? t
l jm.mmmmmmammm.aammnmtmm
.fM aad ettoeb WofpomC-ummt &
Ml Mejmunta, as uiauave .,
ret Us smamu vmvmr a- .
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