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J. '- ' THE LEAVENWORTH WEEKLY jsi vy- LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, THURSDAY MAY 8, 18T9. NUMBER 1,566. D. K. A or. Juurr. I&GI.J TIMES la -p- ft EA ' v tSBctttlft inus THURSDAY, MAY S, 1879. si:..vtoi: ri.rixi. We copy in oir column" 'bis morning, from the Conor mwicf lie rd, a rejort of the speech of Senator l'.uinb, upon that clause of the army bill which prohibit promotions abave the rank of captain The speech is without politick bia, but is an able and statesmanlike argument in favor of justice and fair play. A Ti:XAK.U'KKMi:CTIX. In Texas they watch as well a? pray. They have a law against concealed weapon which is a dead letter. A correspond-nt says : "A Texan took his pistol to a prayer meeting, and while tiiere the Sheriff under toek to arrest him for ca-rying concealed weapons. The other brethren drew their revolvers also, and the prayer meeting was transformed into a fr.e fight, in which two of the Sheriff essistants were hUied " IXVASIOX OFTIIF. IMI1AX TS'.It TOItV. The propo'ed invasion of the Indian Ter ritory is not likely to came much trouble A dipatch in the Kansas City Ttmts of yesterday, from Carpenter, who claims to be the manager of the pr-j-ct, chows that the fellow is a lunatic, end not many ier- ons outside of the lunatic asylums would care to put their intere-ts in the hands of nch a jierron. The crazy dispatch from Carpenter in the Titnis of yesterday, which we copy ele here, will do much good in checking the fool-ba-dy movement for the invasion of the Territory, for, although a man may be crazy himself, he will not relish the idea of leirg led by a crazy man. .mit i:xfr;ii to .o auoi m Halifax op!e now ask that a portion of the interest on the vNJ.000,009 fishery award be placed to the credit of tLe Intercolonial Railway each year, for the purpose of cheaening freight on grain, euznr, eta, to and from Up(er Canada. They urge that this would enab'e that line to compete for the freight between Iirope and the WesL There are a good many things our neigh bors would like to do with that money, but the cum is large enough t'j meet only a fc of their preying wants. The provincial governments want it to meet cunent ex jienses, to piy debt, to build railways, to subsidize railways already built, to foster commerce, and to entourage uianu facturen, and five millions of dollars does not go far in Mich a hu-.ry family of listen. PIT IT OK .HIT IT. The Kansas City Journ-il denies thestate rnent made by us that the Leaveswokth Times has a lrger" circulation than the Journal. We have offere I to forfeit a bun dred dollars for the lwLefit of the colored refugees if the Jcn.rm.1 will publish a state ment, proerly authenticated by nuiJavits of the mailing clerks at Kansas City and Leavenworth Ksti (Ws, and show thereby that it pays as mnch postage on its cirm lation as we pay on ours. This proposition the Journul does not date to accept; it backs "square down," but continues to re peat its false statement day after day. The assertion by the Journol that its circulation is as large as ours is utterly false. We offer to wager a hundred dollars that the Journal lies, that the records of the post office will prove that the Journal lies and weofferto letitpublMitheeifi-'ul figures in its own column. 15 it the Jmirral has been suddenly seized by a spasm of honesty and "doesn't bet." The fit of con-cientiotwress is not revere enough, however, to keep it from lying. l'LlilhA.T iii..vtI... Since misery loves company, the follow ing paragraph in regard to the financial difficulties of a Pcnnsylaniatown will prove pleasant reading to the authorities of our city and county, as well as to our j,eople generally, and will furnish them a modi cum of comfort withal. We copy from the Philadelphia Tunc uf the 1-t: The piaint little city of Altoonwith some others in the State, -eeni' to be in all unfortunvcviditi-mfi.iinciill. ThS ate hold" a judgment agsinst it for unpaid cor tvir.iiinn tale's amounting to some life thou sand dollars A d iv or two ago the City Treasurer was called uion to pay a claim of twelve thuiisind dollars, which left the treasury without a cent. The situition i rery embtrra-sin,-, as th- Attorney General insisted iion i'-uing an execution iu order to get the money due the State, while the other creditors having claims ahead of (hit "have taken action to secure themselves The City Council has concluded, however, to fettle first with the State, and o do this the meuilxrs propose to borrow money on their individual notes, which is a trying lU'ine on an ffi ial who works fir noth ing The statement is made also that exe cutions lor unpaid taxes hare been issued against Lock I Uvea and the borough of Sunbury. With the State Treasury empty, the corporations will have to pay up. K.VII.ItOAI Itl'MOUS. The visit of Wm. II. Vanderbi t to the west, has given rise to miny rumors as to the obi-ctof his coming. It is stated in dispatches from Chicago that Mr. Yander bilt has purchased a controlling interest in the Chicago & .Northwestern road, and that be intends to make that road a competitor with the Gould lines, for the trade of th?J west. Keferring to this statement, the Council Eluffj Xmpa ricl has the'following remarks : It is not clear why Mr. Yanderbilt should desire to measure strength and skill with Mr. Gould uader existing circum stances. If he is not in ab-wlute control of the Union Pacific, Mr. Gould at least has a potent influence in its management, and would experience no difficulty in shapina its policy so a9 to discriminate against thd Northwestern in case Yanderbilt shculd at tempt to tise the latter to his injury. In that event the Northwestern would be at a serious disadvantage as regards through business, and could only hope to hold its own hv means of incteased local earnings which are not to be .thought of as matteis now stand, and as they, would stand if a struggle for the car Tyimj trade of the west should be inaugurat L Mr. Yanderbilt, of course, knows this aa weH as anybody, and would hardly engage in a struggle so unpromising from every point of view. The probabilities in the case are that the story is either entirely without foundation, or that Mr. Vanderbilt is buying Northwestern stock simply as an investment and without any intention or desire to precipitate a war out of which he would be almost certain to come second best. Oa the other hand, the following from the St. Joe IlcralJ, giTea color to the rumor in regard to Yanderbilt's speculation in Northwestern, and goes to showthat Gould intends to "head him off" from any part of the Union Pacific business by removing the headquarters of that line to St. Joseph, making the St. Joe & Denver a link of the through line, leaving that portion of the Union Pacific between Grand Island and Omaha, to be operated as a branch. Such a movement u this would completely circumvent the plans of Mr. Yanderbilt in ths Northwestern, and would give Gould absolute control of the through western The Herald says: ' the many railroad mmon Inalintr 1 m oae which seems to have a Terr 1 leaadatioa. that U hdanT. - '?.i fHtmTrjBMPadraU(Mkianaalw , iwtfciisatf. ktalff (ba road the filing tint tt.e latter line woa'd lie extended to the Union Pacific this sum mer has become stronger than before. It now tran-p res that the engineer, Mr. Sam Clapp, has b-en out for the past ten days MtpT.in fit, rnlltp frrim ITa-tint- In I Grand Lland, on (be Union Pacific, for the supposed purpose of the extension men tioned. Gnuld has in some way fallen out with the Chicago ard Northwestern road, and is said to have declared that they shall have no more freight from the Union Pa cific if he can help it. To do this, the through traffic of the road from the West will be switched off at Grand Island and run down the St. Jo seph and Denver to this ci'y, leaving th- east'-rn end of the line, from Grand Island to Oaiaha, to be operated as a branch. I: is tho'ight that a combination has or will le made by which the freight and pas senger truflic will i- sent tnrrugh to the east better by way of the Hannibal and St. .1 eph or the St. Loui. Kansas City and Northern roads. Th- Union Pacific com pany has coutrol of the Kinas Pacinealo, and the two lines cin be managed much more advantageously here thin at Omaha." Krom all this it would seem thst some very important movements are likely to be made in railroad affairs at an early dav. As n llluiidVr It is Faultle-ns. ;N-w York Tribune. Yiewd as a blunder, the second rebellion is ab-jlutelv without a flaw. An Orthodox Ilrmnrrat. Memphis Ava anrlir, I nil. I), m A xnti ipated, the President has vetoed the army appropriation bill. Hi reasons contain an elaborate exjiosilion of ortho dox Iemocratic doctrir.-, as expuundetl by the ui'n who niad the party great. Iun't Turn it mi too Strong. llterOcin, 2 Klison will sot n throw hi electric liht upon the dpi.ol at Wa-hirgion iff should not nut' it too brilliant; there are a good many things about the Capitol that look better f a shtd-d lamp. A V.'liole- N:iio or ArtiSIe'ri. Intor- e-an. ' The Alln"y Jimat calls the speerb of Senator Coukliog "Trumpet call " It might Iks appropriately cjI d a whole salvo of artilliry. It left the f)emocrstic party crying f r ian'sgui end tournnpietb to tie up lb ' ii d'd. ICanvas Ktlitorial Onikiition. IAtclil-j.li C'lianipio.i.l The talk nhoiit liCf'.ding the Convention at Kansas t'i'y is a piece of advertising stuff, und we hnve been surprised at the fct that an Kur.ui new-psier has evrr mentioned the Titi.t nisg-fti'jn Thelil itorial As-ocialitm ot Kausas, at each an nual uicetinc, fixes tlit pfiint where the next meeting sh.ill Win Id, At the Con vention lat June Totcka was elected as the place wlurc the meeting should be held this yiar. o -ersoti has any authority to change this appointment. And it any one had, there are plf nty of towns within the limits of our own S.ate that would be glad to welcome the Kansas editors at their an nual Conventions. Hon to Knlurr n v.i-llii: in the TYrasurj. K1111S..S. lt J iurnal,3. The State of Mu-Hiuri cannot pay hei lebt, am! must Ivy a jmjII tax and isue new bonds to meet 1 hem iVople Ixddirg warrant', evi u memb rs of her legislature, cannot get the money for tluir dally pay Cau-e Democratic rule The S.ate of Kan-as cannot pay her debts because her cretlitors will tot take the money. She has in her treasury a mil lion ot dollars she does not Know what to do with, and her bonds cot h:ing due, the holders prefer them to the cash. She can only invest the surplus in United State 4 per cents, and wail till the b mds In come due. Cause of this prosperous condition U-iubIictn rule. TlwS-. Lonis Kiilroad ll-g.i, com menting on this extraordinary state of af f lirs, sugi:sts a mode of relief, which if not original is at least pertinent, and noull be vrry efiective: "To send for State Treasurer l.aies and the IJurnes." What a tici th "honest man and god soldier' and h'.s financial advi-ers would have if they could only gi-t into a State treasury like that of Kansas. In-tinrt or Stca-on. Natnre.l A small Knglirh terrier, belonging to a friend, had been taught to ring for a servant. To tet if the dog knew why it rang the bell, he was told do i-o while the girl was in the room. The little fellow looked up in the most intelli gent manner at the person giving the order (his ma'ter or mtstres', I forget which), then at the servant, and refusel to obey, nl'hough the order was retailed more than once. The fcrvant left the room, and a few minutes afterward thedoi raug the bell innnnliatcly on bsirg told to il so. I give the fullowicg as toid by my wife, now dead, who per'inslly witresed the transaction on vsriou' occasion'. At her si'ter's house in Knit a donkey which, when not em ployed by the children, grazed in a field wiih soinecow, was in the regular habit of acting as follows: At the u-ual hour for the cows to come home to get milked the donkey lifted the latc'i of the field gate, oenexl and held back the gate (which would otherwise have swnng hack a;ain) till all the cows passed out, then allowed the gate to shut, a ul went home with the cows. Of cour-e no oce taught the donkey to do this, hut the quadruped gave the bi ped a practictl les'OD, from which I am not aware that they drew the abstract ver bally formulated conclusion that reason may be exercisd without rhetoric The IrcsH the l.reat Teacher or tJco cranlij. lNew York Ilerald, 1.1 People have grown accustomed to read in the columns of the Herald "news from all parts of the world." and find in the telegraph subdivi-ions of our pjges state ments bearing on the affairs of the met widely separated continents, countries. States and cities. Obscare rivers be come f minus 111 connection with great event' occurring on their bank'. Name' of villages, unknown beyond a radius of fifty mile, are suddenly elevate! to the oignity of a place iu history bv being as sociated with corgresees or cocfltcs which overturn empires or call into existence new States. A little Italian village his given a ducal title to a hero of S-dferino. The fame of the Belgian hamlet, Waterloo, will never fade. The dirt and dogs of Plevna will not make that little Bulgarian towu less glorious to Kussim or Turk. Saratoga was a name in history before it appeared associated with mineral waters. What we desire to impress on our readers in this connection is that journalism has h-come the great teacher of geography, and has in creased, beyond all the po-sioilitics of the school or lecture room popular knowledge regarding distant places and foreign peo pies. When wars convulse and dev istate, or famine and pestilence scourge other pop ulation and countries, the first inquiry made by the intelligent reader of news is, where these dreadful things are happening. How near home how far from our fire sides. The Herald gives a map of the re gion sffVcted, with all the obtainable de tails cf topography, statistics of population, &c These furnish the requisite informa tion, so that the value cf the news accom panying them may be intelligently appre ciated, and the sequence of events followed in unbroken order. What Itusola I.o-cs liy the Itarnlnz of Orenburg IPhlladelphta TlmesJ Russia loses by the burning of Orenburg something more than a mere frontier trad ing post; the fire involves political and mil itary interests, having a material bearing upon the Russian policy in Central Asia. Orenburg, built upon the west bank of die Ural, here dividing Asia from Europe, is the ea-lern terminus of the great line of railway that runs from St. Petersburg southeast to Moscow and thence easterly through Novgorod, Spask and Samara, Orer this line are moved a larne portion of J the troops used in Central jssian opera tions, ana over 11 are Drought, irom either St. Petersburg or Moscow, all arms, ammu nition and oihcr strictly military supplies and a considerable part of the commissary stores destined for the nse of the Asiatic armies in the field. Orenburg ia a great military depot, where all this ma'erisl of war is stored; tbe base of all the forces operating in the tract ot essstUT exteadiag across to trosttieraf Chaa to'lijfciHsiM. Ji "VJi -"-x--- th's time, to he in readiness for the open ing of the spring campaign, the amount of supplies on hacd and waiting fcr dispatch into Asia by caravan u u't have E'en ex traordinarily largo. It is evident from thec facts that the burning of Orenburg at any time would be a znattor of serious and far-reachinz inconvenience, aCVcticg cot slightly the success or failure of the opera tions of t1- armies thousand of miles away ; and ii also, is evident that its des truction at the present moment, by stopping the tranmi-sion of recissarv suppli'" ' the forces in garrison in Central Aais, and only awaiting the arrival of tLee supplies t take the fiJd, may have anything but a happy effect upon the coming spring cam paign. Tiie Klectrlc I.i:Iit tfcolon Traveller, M.l From time to time the public has Icen informed of the progress made by Mr Edison towards solviLg the problem cf th electric light, and pro'Juc ng by this means a light available for general purposes of illumination, which shall combine cheap ness with the other rptiites of a gwd and available illuminator. We have been, iu fact, fo frefiuemly assured that the great inventor is just upon the point of complet ing bt'di overy, that the public arc get ting a trille skeptical as to thee announce ments and are rather disjaoJ to put the same question as the jieimist, who en listening to the old song, "There's a good time coming bjvs," enquired of tre vocalist whether be ouid not fixtbedete. The Ne Yirk Uerxll of April 'Siih had an article stating tint Fdi'on had succeeded in surmounting tl C j ivi.tal difficulty of the whole system, that of dividing ihe electric cur-eat without an enormous lots of illum ina iugpotcr. Theinvru'orinochariatan, to claim ijuccfsse' which are not fairly achieved, ml his own admissions, a? pub lishtd in last Sunday's i'sueof the same paja r, 'o not a- all bear out the sanguine exjictatio"s which have been proclaimed of the production of a light so far su-rior to ga for ti'c on an expensive scale that the gas pipe will tke it' place be-ide the tage ciacli and the ibntlock inu-ket as relics of an outgrown state of eoc.ety. There is no evidence th-t any material advance to waids the jwrfectinn required for iiublic and general use hs.s b-en a'tained. No one knows le.ter than Mr ) discn, or i note ready to admit that it N a longstep from the discovery of a principle in science to its practical exploitation I 1 the labora tory, as he savs, the ehctric light works to his stjsiac ion, "but laboratory work and public work ere two dill -rent things." 'There are hundreds of thirg'," the inven tor gees on to say, "iu concretion with the electric liirht system, that 11111-t le care fully consider ar.d they require time." A I.omt fall Tor the fool-lilllcr. Ilec ul Dirteh to tlie Kanis City Times lMiKrENTENCE, May Tre movement to ocuipy the ceded lands of the f cdian Territory continues to "boom" along the frontier. My anticipations are more than realiz-d by developments thus f r. I have information that colonies are formiu in all Ihe Middle and Western States. The at erupt of the difjuto government at Warh ington to check the movement will be nt terly fntile. There is no iufrarion of law in the present migration, and if the sdoiin lstration attempts to ''stamp on." the inva sion by military fore-, we r-ha'I appeal to the God of Hattles and the United States Cjogress to j roiect ii', the invaders, iu our cjostitutional rihl'. f do not care a fig for General Hull Kun Pope. If he will settle this difficulty under the Western cede, we can end the controversy in five minutes. I understand that he has orders from Va-hiu.:ton to put me under arrest. He csn arrest mc and be d d. The movement will still go on but unless he cuts a liet'er figure on the frontier than he did at Hull Kun there will be a hellitisptit retreat, and it wm't be Carpenter's expeJ tion. I re:Ct the laws of God and man; I am loyal to my Gov ernment, but I swear hv the Tunes' mapof the Indian Territory, and it tells me that there are fourteen million acres of public lands o(e;i to settlemeut under the Home stead and Pre-emption laws of the United StaUs, and as an old soldier of the Union. serving durinj: the entire war, 1 am entitled to one hundred ar.d sixty acres of lacd, free of cost, and propose to preempt the same in the heart of the capital of the incipient State of Oklahoma. (Jive the white man, as well ss the black man, they How man and the red man a chance. This is the feeling that inspires the present spontaneous immigration to the Indian Territory. Millions of settlers for defence, if need be, but not oce cent per acre for tribute. There is intense excitement here as well as at Fort Scott, Parson', Chetopi, CoffVy ville, and in fact all along ths frontier. Perhajts my next secial will b dttcd in the guard hou'e st Fort L-avennorth, oral the old Capitol Prison in Washington, and perhaps it won't. On t oOklohoina ! CAKrcfTKB, Commanding. What They T.at. IN'cw York Times.l The question of food is fast getting to he, in America, the strongest line of demarka tion between those who live in large cities ami those who dwell in the country. In tormer days, there was rustic speech, dre' and intelligence which were unmistakable clisracterisiiis, but though these continue, the effect of time has been to Iesren the con trast which cxi'tet. The country bovs are taught in their schools to pronounce word' correctly,and to ti'e when piwakicg a pro per inflection, and, though home training may run counter to this, there has been within th e experience of the last gen era ion a decided improvement. In a like manner, the country tailor copies his city rival much more closely than he uted to, when he can fifed customers, for our vil lages and towns are now Hooded with ready-made clothicg sent out from the great manufacturing establishments in one or two of our .Eastern cities. Of intelligence it is needless to speak, for newspapers and magazines circulate every where. Bit with cooking the divergency in practice is increasing rather thandimin i.-hing, a re-ult due to the fact that, where as in earlier times country cooking and cily cooking were pretty much alike, now the former reraaics constant to the old ideal, while the latter has undergone many beneticient changes. Take for example the bread that is eaten in these different sec tions. In our own cily there is an immen.-e amount of inferior bread made and pre sumably consumed, but, withTrare excep tions, even this is ichoitcly better than the sosgy loaves and rolls which disgrace the tables of forty-nine out of every fifty farm houses. In certain quarters, where metro politan ideas of eating have penetrated, e3orts have been made to introduce oatmeal and cracked wheat, but the ability to properly cook these simple articles seems to be generally wanting, and, conse quently, they are usually served in a half cooked condition. With soup the case is still worse, for it is not only cne of the cheapest and met nutrious articles of food, hut it is one of the easiest to prepare. But a man may travel through our farming districts for weeks without encountering a housewife of native parentage who ever uses this means of utilizing the fragments of former meals. Indeed, in matters of this kind our country may be compared to an immense desert in which some fifteen or twenty cities form conspicuous oases. In time their influence will be felt, but the task of improving is almost as arduous as would he the fertilization ot the Sahara. Sn nc anit nccrsoll flntcr-0an, We hope Colonel Ingersoll has read or will read I rolessor Swicgs sermon printed in the Itcr-Occan yctirday. Not for its logic or i!s argument, but for that beauty and candor and that gentle rebuke that is sometimes worth more than arcument. We know of nothing bitter that Professor Swing has spoken for these many years than the sermon oa the " Defect of the In gersoll Address." delivered on Sacday morning. And it is the kind of sermon that tells on puhlic sectiment. There are passages that are severe on Ingersoll, but they are passages that he himself can aa mire even wbi'e being com e'ed bv them. Professor Swing speaks of Ingersoll as a lawyer trained to look upon one side only of a case, and says : Men trained in a profession come by de grees into the profession's channel, and flow only urine one direction, and always be tween the same banks. 7 he master of a learned profession at last becomes its slave. -He who follows fiithfnlly any calling wearaatlaHasaalof that calling's abase. Ywiwwta Mw iiilfc i.toi l tkoMtr AmmtU fcwr tMtmmmmt -- -ja boys and girls in the winter mornings, ard had dismissed them sinter evemegs after sundown; and had done this for fifty lorg ye-rs O-e Monday I e did not appear. Death had struck his old and feeble pulse; but, dying, his mird followed its beautiful but njirow river btd, and his la-t words were: "It is growing dark, the school is disifii;M.il : let tie girls pass out first." Men of intense emotional jiower like Mr. Ingereoll, and men who, 1 ike him, have hearts as full of colors as a painter's shop, are wont beyond commen to iour their pis sions upon cne object rather than diffu-e it allover tne worm. liue can awaken anc entertain, and nhalte, acd untitle, but then after it is over, we all must seek for final guides men who are calmer, and spread gentler o-nts with their brush. I am, lher fore, of the opinion thst none of us should follow any ore man, but rather all men ; should seek that general impression, that wide-reaching cimmon sense which knows little of ecstacy aid little of despair. Professor Suing gees on to say that Col. Iogtrsoll's addre-res '"are wonderfull con centrations of wit and fun, and tears and logic hut concentrations Umn minor points Tny are severe upon a little group of men, upon literrlisis and old C alviuists, and old jsopf, atd old monks, but they do not weigh and measure fully the religion of su"h a being as Jesus Christ. 'There i, it is true," ootuues Profes sor Swing, '"a time and place for irony, but after it has done its work amid the acci dental of a time or a place, there remain' much, to be studied by the solier intelligent and loved by the heart which reVly cae for the useful and the true. Above the brambles and thorns of 1 egend, at which the narrow eye may 1 itrgh, there rises up from the Mof aTc s jtl a growth of moral truth that caicl es at last fjll sun shine ana full bresz; a ,-rnih that will long make a grod sh. d w lor the graves of Chris ian aid infuel tstoejih.1' We cannot resist reproducing f rther ex tracts from this admiral'eicnion. Speak ing of the narrow ground trodden by Inger soll, Mr. Spring puys: Ihe metliid of the ad Iresses i' very de fective. It is not a wide survey of a two-thousand-year enod ia human civiliza tion, a jtriod when lee Hebrews were makirg imperishable the g od of tbcl",:jp tuns who were dying fr -ji vices and des potism, but is only I ne ramble cf a satirist having a sharp eye for defect' and a mot ready tongue. All the bygone jeriods may be pa-red over in two manner'. We may uo forth for our laughter or for our pensiveuess and wisdom Juvenal saw o'd Home full of disoltite ir.eo and women Yirgilsawit full of literature. Tacitus lound it not destitute of lit roes; and where Juvenil found the huso H't's all debauches, and the wives all hyjsocriles, tnere the mivt c-din and elegent hi-torians found the most exctllent Agricola, and found a wife of spotless fame iu the daughter Dauiitia. Ti us the idas of 'Mt-e," and ' Church," and "Heaven," and "God," lie Wfore Mr. I ogersoll tube pictured by his skillful de ri-ion, but alter the artist has drawn hi" little Puritanic Hebrew an 1 his absurd heaven, and has painttd his little gods, and has limned his old papal heavecs and hell, another scene opens, and tLere untarnished are the deep things of right and wrorg, the laimortal hopes of man, ri.d a Heivenlj Father which "canLot be placed upon a j s ter's canvas. The truth is, we must move through the present and the past with both eyes open and with a mind willing to know all and to draw a corc'iisum from the whole ojm biced clcud of witties-es. The author of the addresses docs not do this. He does not make a wide survey nor draw conclusions from widely tcitlered fac's, aud hence, alter he has spoken about the lmrrors of the Mosaic age, or of the church, there re mains that ageof that church emptymgrich treasures into the general civilization, purt tyiog the barbarous ages, awaking the in tellect, stimulating the arts, inspiring good works, elevating tLe life of the living, by setting before man a God and a future ex istence. Oar Christianity has a Hebrew ori gin. The Sermon ou the Mount was begun by Moses. As Mr. Ingersoll does not know wherce man came, eo he knows not whither he goes, and therefore he must himself stai.d aial permit others to stand in the presence of death as in the presence of a treat mystery that, at lyast, sh-.uld silence all dogmati'in of priest or infidel The logic of tbe adJresees may be fitted for the common jury, hut they ate too rude for man who is weeping his way along be tAeen birth and d-aili. Logic cinnot make such shcrt work cf the religious fentiments. Mr. Ingersoll fays: "If you can ever find a God. jtt't let me know, ard I shall kneel. Until then I shall stand creci." What injustice to that delicate form of reason, which has moved the world for, perhaps, 10 000 veers! We do not propose to lind God tr a future life. What the world has foHnd long since is the deep hojie in a God, acd the mt a-ure-lejs hope that the dying loved ones of the world will meet in a land that is better. Nobody has come to the human race to let it know that a God has been foiled, but many come to it saying, '"My dearchildren, let us trust that all this matrhles univer-e came frrm a Creator, and that from him we came." So many and so holy were ihee voices, and bo resionsive was the heart, that upon this trust the living and the dying have knelt and have told their doings to the Invisible. TLe human race has not been haughty. It has been willing to kneel. Its heart has never been stone nor its knees bras'. It has stood erect in battle where liberty was to be won; it has been a' erect as an infidel when a bosom was to be bared for arrows or bullet', or when the nick was to be unclothed for the fatal ax, but in moments of hope and long ing it has bent willingly in prayer. Xotrs I'm 111 the Capital. Topeka Common wealth 18 ISSCttAXCE DErABTMENT. Superintendent Welch admitted the Man hattan Life Insurance Company, cf New York, to this state yesterday, and licensfd H. D. Macuav, of Leavenworth, as sgent of thesimc. He also forwarded ctosary blanks for compliance with the laws of the State with the Glens Fall' Insurance Com- psry, of New York, and to the Watertown Fire Insurance Company, of Watertown, New York. EXECUTIVE. J. B. Kennedy, of Doniphan county; K. H. Ctosby, of Jefferson county; W. F Hetherinston, of LyoaT county; John Wil son, of Osborne county; Leverette G. B-iis, of EJwards county; O. Fagerherg, of Pot tawatomie county; and dros lxgenbyke, of Hodgsman county; E. S. Had lock, of Stafford County, Geo. Hampton of Chere kee county; and Ludwig Hartz, oi Hodge man county, are commissioned Notaries Public The Camp of the Patrol l.unnl. Topeka Commmwejlth, 3 This camp is at the ntouth of Hackcey Creek, known as the Kock ilanche, in Bar bour county, lorty-two miles from Medicine Lcdse, and eighty rods from tna line of the Indian Territory. The party consists of Captain J H. Hibbets, and Dr. Rigg, ot Medicice Lodge, aa surgeon, and twenty three enlisted men. These men are well armed, uniformed and mounted, all but the camp bugler. This makes twenty-four horses, and two mules to the wagon for hauling sup plies. The people along the border are all well pleatd and satisfied with the movement, it has given a feeling of security to everyone. The flings thrown at the Governor fcr not selecting all the men from these border counties, fall flat. The prompt action of the Governor has made him very popular. Ine enlisted men are taken from different counties, and selected as men cf experience. Some are men of families. The border will be patrolled for a distance of from one to two hundred mile, acd if there should appear to be any danger, wont will at once be sent through all the settlements, so that the companies) which have been organized at different places can be called out if neces sarv. Adjutant General Noble will ba in to-day. The evidence is steadily cumulative thst the influence of the civilization of Asia npon America and Polynesia was Terr con' siderable long b fere Europeans visited these latter regions. Dr. Burnett-Taylor finds that the game cf draughts played in the Sindwich islands is much more closely related to tbe ancient game which is prac ticed in -tvypt at tbe present day thin to the modern game with which we are beat acquainted. Kite-frfing was well under stood in the Sooth sea islands at least as con aa it was known in the west of Europe. land it most have beea contmnnicatcd to ttasUtirawstketeiaXMof : -; :v. TIIK I1EFF.XSE OF Llt'KXOW. The A prll number of tbe Xttuteenth Century JnitrectleJ, brings til-full text of Tenny son s poem, "The Defence or Lucknow," BanDer of England, not for a season, O ban ner of Erliatu, liast thou Floated la conquering battle or flapt to the battlfMrry ! Ke er w un mlshtler elory than when we had rear'd thee on high FlylU2 at top of the roofs In the ghastly fcl-se of Lucknow Shot tlno tbestxtl or the halyard, but ever w lal'ed thee anew. And e-r upon the topmost roof our banner of Kugtund blew. It Frail were the works that defended the hold that we held with our lives Women and children among us, (Jod help ttiem.ourclilldrenand wives! tloM 11 we MUhl aud lorntteeu days or for twenty almo-t. ".Never surrender, I chnrgo you, but every ........ I... ... I. .., .WW. t't ' mail uic ... 111a )... . 4j,i Voice? of the derid whom we loved, our taw renre. the best of the bra e: Cold were tits brow a when w klsMJiim we laid htm that ulchl lu his crave. "i:irj man die at tin. p-i!" and there hall- e-lou hous'hund halls Dentil fiom tcelrrlttsbuilets, and death from their cannon-balls.' Deatli In our innermost chamber, and death at our alight brilcude, Death w bile c stood wiih the mnsket, and death while we Moot to the aii&de. Death to Hie dying, and wounds to the wounded, for otteu there ell, i-Hrlbtu the hospital wall, crashing thro' It, their shot and their shell. Dealb for their spies wen huiovg u, their iiiaikMiieii weri lo!d of our bet, dotliMt the brut-bullt-i broke thru' the brain thateouut ihtna for triur-t. Uullrts would s. 114 byourtoreheud", and bul lets would rain at our levi Fire from teu thousand nt ouch of the rebels that girded usiouud Death at ttie ell misled u tl tiger fiom over the breadth of a street, Deutii irom Hie heulus of the movjue and the p dace, slid death in ihe irouud. Mine? Yes a nun ! Couutermliie! down, down! and creerp thro iheho.e! Keep the reolvr iu haud! You can bear htm Ihe murderous mole. Qulel.uh! quiet-wait till me poiut ot the pick ax be thro'! Click with the pick, comluguearerand near er again than before Sow let itsi-trnkardyou Ore, and the dark pioneer is no tiio e; And eer iiiniii t tie topmost roof our hinner ot tinsland blew III. Ay, Iiut thefoespruns his mice many times, rdu it chaiicvd ,.fi u duy .Soon as ihe blast of that underground thun derclap echo'd away, D.irk litre the smoke and the Milr hur, like so llHU) tlelids in their he-li Caniioti.hot, muskt t thot, olley oa volley and yell u imy.ll Fie c I) on all ttiudefenstacur myriad en emy fell. Lt i.ue they done? Where Is It? Oat yon der. Uuaid heihdau! sjtoirn at th-. Wat r-gat.-! Storm at the lUlley.Kii e! storm, and It ran ur.'lu; and tuajlng all round us, a ocean on every sld. PluiiKrs a-.d heavesata bank that lsd.illy drowu'u Its Urn tide -0 many thousands that If they be bold e-uoii!!i. who shall escape? ICII1 or bo Klll'd, llveordiu. they shall know Welirefcoldlelsaild m-ii! Keadj ! take h m at their leaders their Kiass es. u'e Kapp'd Willi our braise Backward they rel like the wave, like the waelluii;liiy forward again, Kljinculi.l loU',1 tit the l.isl by the handful they could not sabdut; Ande.er upon lb- topiuoit roof our banner of Ejgtaud blew. IV. Handful of means we were, we were English Hi heart ami lu limb, httroin; iih the. strength of the race to com- uiaiiu, to obey, to endure, Each id us loulit as if hoje lor the garrison hunt: but 011 him: stt 1 ould weuHteh ntnllpolnts? We.were eer day fewer and tetter. There wa.su whisier fatnuug us, but only a villain r thai pist; "Children aud wiv.s;i thu tigers leap into tile told uuawures, Etr uiaudloai his post and the foe may oullve us ut last Better to fll h the hanila that they love, lhau to fall into their!" Hot upon roirlu a moment two mines by the enemy snrumr Clove into ix-riiouscnasmsour walls aud our poor paiiasue-.. ltltlt-iiieu, truo is your heart, but be sure that lour naud be us true! Sharp is ihe flie ot assaud, better aimed are jour Hank tuslladts Twice do h e li urt them to earth from tbe lad- uers 10 winch they had clung. Twice from the ditch ttberti they shelter we drive the 111 with han 1 grenades: Atiiltvtr upon the to. uiott tower our ban ner of Kugland blew. V. Then on another wild morning another wild eurihcjuakeoultoru Clean troai o-r llueaot defense ten or twilve good paces or more Kilhiueii. ultra on the roof, hidden there from theluhtofthjaaii Uneii-s mpi jniu iffToreach, crying out: "Hi low nie, lo.low me!" Maklilm he iils! tlica ano'.h.r, and Aim, liKi, and dow n goes he. Hid they bee-u bold enough then, who can tell but the traitor hau wou? It 'ardlngsand ratters :nd doors an embra sure! make way for the gun! Now double cbai gelt with riiape! It.scbarg tdatid we lire, und they ruii. Praise to our l.dlau h otneis, and let the dark lace have hisdu!, Ihsuiks M the kindly dirk f ice) who fought with us, failh.u! lew, roubt Willi Ihe bravest among u-,HUdurove them, and bitiote the.i., and slew. That ever uikju the lopmou roof our banner lu Ifedm blew. VI. Men will forset what wetuiTer and not what we do. We can tight; Eut to be soldier -Ii day aud ;be sentinel all through the night ; Ever the mine aud assault, cur sallies, their l)iu,; alarms. Bugles aud drums in the darkness, and shou'- lngs aud souiitliius to arm'. Ever the labor of tlil that Cad to ba done by 11 e, Ever the marvel among usthat one should be left alle. Ever the day with Its traitorous death Irom the loop-Nous around. Ever the nighluiih itjc jtanless corpse to be laid In tne ground Heat like tje mouth of a hell, or a deluge of cataract skies. Stench ot old offal decaying, and Infinite torment unties. Thoughts ot tlie breezes of May blowing over Cholera. nutey aud fever.the wound that uvuiu nut ue ueaieii, Loppiuit away of tbe limb by the pltlful-nlt-iiess kulle Torture and trouble In vain lor It never could aave usu. lift.: Valor of delicate women who tended the hospital bed. Horror of wouicu lu travail among the dying aud deal. Grief tor our perishing children, and nevera moment tor grief. Toll and lnettable weariness, faltering hopes ui renei, Havclock balll'-d, or beaten or butchered for all that weknew Then day and .night, day and night, coming down on the sill, shattered walls .Millions of musket bullets, aud thousands of cannon balls But eernpnu the topmost roof our banner of tnglaud blew. VII. Hark, cannonade, fullade! Is It true what was told br the scout? Outratn and Il'Ve.ocs: breaking their way throush the fell mutineers! Surely the pibroch of Europe is ringing again in our ears: All ou a sudden the garrison ntter a Jubilant shout, Havelock's glorious Highlanders answer with conquering cheers. Forth from luelr holes and tholr hidings our women and children come out. Blessing the wholesome white faces of HaTe- lock'a good fuslleera. Kissing the war-hardenel hand of the High lander wet with their tears! Dance to the pibroch saved! we are saved! is .1 vou? Is it vou? Sayrd by the valor or Havelock, saved by the blessing of Heaven! "Hold It for fir tee a days!" we have held It lur eigniy seven: And ever aloft on tbe palace root the old banner of England alew. ALFRED TESXYSON. KANSAS NEWS The saloons in Osage l ity hre been closed up. J. II Sheltou has hen appjiuUd City Marshal of Paola. Crawford county has organ"zed a cultural society. horti- Oikaloo'a hta organized a permanent lecture association. Real estate sales in Wyandotte county during the month of April amounted to 5175,000. In JefTer-on County. fOkaloosa Independent, 3.1 All the fields of wheat we have seen here are looking magnificent. Personal. Onaga Journal. Mirs Susan B. Anthony lectured last week in Louisville, and also visited the schools and ,gave the children a pleasant talk. Hplritoallstie. ITopeka Commonwealth.) The Society of Spirituilists had a pic-nic dincer acd sociable in the City Park yes terday. Tbe Xissoaurl Facile. lEareka Graphic ThelTuaotui Paeiae Kaiiroad camcaar !! .swg i laghiaw jsafasiagtha Parsons. Columbus Courier, 1. Major l.?ckifeller is quietly working up the project of the railrosd from Columbus to Parsons. It i' only a question of time when the carj will be ruanin . A Touli Varn. IGarden Qty Paja.r.1 Uncle J:m Fnstoa caught etyera! wild horses last Stturday asd tied them out on the prairie. During ths night it rained, causing the rope to shrink so much that it choked one horse to death. Xot Jterpresented. ( Vtchlson.CbampIon 3.) Atchison has no army, ar.d consequently was not represented, otherwise a Colonel or a Major at lean would have f'llen to the lot rf the city, and then the loud timbrels would have rent the air to ihe luce of "Hogtown." "" A Petrified lteptile. Onaga Journal. Charlie Mueick took from a rock, near K. A. Thomas' residence, part of a petrifirxl reptile about five inches long It shosrs dis tinctly the shape of the spinal bone, the rib', etc Mr. luick says the head was all broken up in getting it ont. Itond F.lecllon. Oia;e City Free Press, 2 1 An election has been called to vote for or against bond' to the amount of SlO.OoO, for school buildirg The bnds to be pay able in fifteen year', to draw seven per cent interest, and to be sold at not lea than face value one hundred teats on the dollar. Steel ItaiN. I'atawatotnle Chief I The K. P. Company are Isyins; steel rails between this place and Kan'as City, and iu a short time intend putting them don all along the line. They have also adopted the improved Miller platform for their coachc, thus doin away with the old fashioned platform and coupler. Sfilltlaiii Harper County. I ropeka CummonweaJth, 3.1 A special company of militia has been formed at Anthony, Harper county, with J V. Chtmbers as captain Actios Ad jutant General, Lieut. Col. Tilley, yester day shipped sixty stand of arms and two thousand roucdi of ammunition, for u-e by tbe company. The Itisht Kirn! (if .Wlshboro. Ottawa Journal Mr. W. N. Abraham, of Lincoln town ship, has been suffering severely for the past few weeks, with heart diseve. A few days ago, his neighbor sturncd out aid did his spring's plowing and otherwise pti-htd his spring's work along. He says he fully appreciates the kindness, and feels that his lines are indeed cast in pleasant place'. Hailed in. Topeka Commonwealth, 3. I.igers and CIuIk, in theShawr.eecounty jail, charged with robbing the postofUce at Osage Mission, will remain there until Oi tober 13ih, unlfRs they give bail in the sum of S2,000 each. Grindy atal Post, also United States prisoners, rlnrjed with coun terfeiting, are to rai-e SI. 003 eich, or re main in durance vile until that date. Fnt and tVind-lirohcn A'nzn Will not lie.lileato Itun Aaiiint Saitimy. Inter Ocean, 2 While a Chicago paper trots out David Davis, and the er York Sun U grooming (Jeneral Palmer for the race of 1SS0, the Sams of Democracy are solid for the hero of Grameicy Park. Fat and wind-broken na' will have small hope of even an entry for the first heat. It N Visible to the .a!.-d i:-e-. Boston Advertiser A flatting str has bv-n discovered in the Washirgton sky by Profesr Tilden, cf the Gramercy Park t.Vjn'ervatcty. I: was of the very first magnitude, gaseous in it's ele ments; was het :-d fn in .lie -Northwest to the So Jth, and if s's- i:i glories burned principally in ths v.c m.t of the Cipital and the White II .m Pro essor Tilden has csmsd his d. overy ths Divid Davis. It is visible to the UiLed .ve. About Steal Trninpw. I.awr nee Journal, 3. AVilh the retu-ti of warm weather comes a revival of the tramp nuisance. A greiler number than for some time previous are in the city at present, anil leavenworth and other of the surrounding places are com plaining of the presence of lare numbers of these vandal'. While some good men seeking work are undoubtedly to be found among them, the average tramp is a worth less and often dangerciH character. If the nuisance continues ice casing, somelegi-li-tion in regard to it will I necessary in thi', aa it has been in other States. A fserioiiH Accident. Co urnbus Courier, l. Last Monday forenoon, while out hunt ing with Mr. Kit g, George Houston, a worthy young mantf this city, met with an accident that will make him a cripple for life. He was standing on the bank of the pond at Leadbette r's farm, near the ice hodse, and being about ready to come home, concluded to di-charg his gun, which he did, but instead of the load of shot coming out of the muzzle, the barrel bursted immediately where he hail hold of it, tearing oil" his entire left hand, eicept a portion of the thumb. iVmit It filiform. Osage County Chronicle.! A discussion is being carried on in the CommonKeaWt concerning the stone for the building ot the new wing of the State Capitol. The stone in the east wing ap pears all right, and som from the same quarries at Fort Riley placed forty year" ago still show the tool marks. Oae or two stones in the east wing have cracks, prob ably due to defects in the foundation. We hope our elate Commissioners will not commit the folly of using a different stone in the new wing. Ihe difference in color would be an eyesore as lorg as the build ings lasts. It is bad enough to have one wing seven feet wider than the other with out this additional disfigurement. A Xarroiv i:eape. Osarj" Clt Free I'rees, 2.1 Mr. Wm. II. Clo'e had an narrow e-cape from death, on Tuesday. He was digging a well on the Slus-er farm, and having put in a blast of powder he stopped a moment at the top and looked down to see that all was right, when the blast exploded, and p!eces of rock struck him all over the face, making a bad picture of it. but fortunately none of the pieces were very large. To lie Landed In Kausan City. Wyandotte (Jszet'.e, I. Mr. PrentLas, chairman of the transporta tion committee of the relief organizition at St. Louis, was in town Thursday, and will probably be in Kansas City until Sunday or Monday. He informed us that in future all the colored refugees Fhipped by the committee at St. Louis will be landed at Kansas City, and immediately transferred to the cars acd forwarded on to such points ss may bj selected as their destination without any delay. Decoration Day at I'aola. Miami I.publIcan.J It will be seen from the proceedingi cf the Committee of old soldiers which met at the court hou'e last Sitnrday, that Decora tion day is to be observed in a becoming style. There will be a meeting of the same Committee on Saturday at the same place at 1 o'clock, to which all who feel an inter est are invited. At that time tbe details of the day will be arranged and suitable com mittees appointed. At their meeting on Monday evening the Paola Rifle' appointed a cammitteo to co-operate with the old soldiers in the work.1 -To Your Teeth, siir. Yon Lie." I Wyandotte Gazette, 2. The Pilrut publi-hes as a matter of his tory the indi'putable factthat the citizens of Wyandotte armed themselves with doable-barrelled shot guns and patro'ed the banks of the river to prevent the colored people from Coming to Kansas. Atchison Fatrui. The Gxette publis-ei as a matter of his tory the indisputable fact that the above statement, is a malicious Democratic lie, containing not the least shade or coloring of truth. Col. nallovrell not Confirmed Topeka Commonwealth, 3. Some days since we sta'ed that CoL Hal lowell had been confirmed as United States District Attorney. We stated this on in- fomatioa waietr we aappased was reliable. In it mmm tkatooxiafanaaatWM awe- takrn. Col. Hsllowell has been into the Tndian Territory under the direction of the United States Governmentto report on the immigration going there. He did not, however, act as Di-trict Attorney, but ex amined, and is to, or has made a report to the authorities. The K. V.and S. Itoad. I Kansas Valley Times. 2-I Mr. Frank A. Kossiter, of Ellsworth, civil engineer, his reached Kassville, with his corps cf assistants, acd under orders from the Kansas Valley and Southern rail road, and will at once set about the survey of a feasible route from Rossville, across the Kansvs river, via Mill ValIey,to Maple Hill, Xewbury, Alma and Council Grove. Udr farmers will had this surveying party to be experienced men and affable gentle men, acd any courtesy they may receive from the farmer' along the route cf their ope a tons will be fully appreciated. The St. I.- It. .1 A . Itoad. (Mlamt Itepuhllcan.) A gentleman in Paola received a letter on Wedmsday last from Mr. Garrison, the Vice-President of the St. Louis, Kaasa & Arizona Kiilroad Company, stating that the bond difficulty in Anderson county hav ing been adjas,edr.there will be no further delay; that early next week he wonld ar arrive ia Paola when the work would com mence. He stated that he had purchased steel railings for the first hundred mile, and spoke of other matters connected with tt.e building cf the road. We may look for tbe road from (lsawatomie and (iamett to be built. The building of the Ottawa branch was not mentioned, and we know not whether the building of it will com mence right away or not, as will the road to Garnelt. It is understood that Mr. Gar rison's headquarters will be in Pa-o'c. DroM ned Oklahoma. iSpeclal Di-patch to the JC. C. Journal, Fort Pcott, Kas., May 2 Two men, nicies unknown, were drowned to-day in the Marmaton river. A farmer near .Ne vada, Mo., with whom they stopped last night, said they hailed from a trading post in Kansas, acd were selling Holt's honey extractor; one aged fifty, the other twenty. A team aud wagon was found three miles south of where ihey catered the water. The bodies of the men were not recovered. .An organiz iticn was effected here last night, led by John Forbes, once a newspa per man cf this city, for the purjiofe of taking up claims in the Indian Territory, sjulh of ft ixter Spring'. They anticipate no trouble Irom the Indians or government troops. They will take farming imple ments and all ths ncccsary stock. They propose laying out a town site and other wise improving the country. (fttins Anaionx. The ft Ilowing letter has been received by the Kansas City Timer. Bclmtt's Bayou, P. O , La , April '27, IST'J. Plea-e let me know, by return mil, as to how the negn.es are faring in Kansas. l.eort are contradictory, as to their condition. L is a very serious que-s tion, and, I would like to have and equally serious answer. Let me know if the jaople (generally ) in Kansas desire their immi gration, or not. There are now about lo0 of thim here ready for transportation ; they expect to go for nothing. Their idea i' that ingoing they w;Il be fed and clothed by the "Government," and not have to labor. We can supply their piaces with ther labor, but we wih to learn sorue .lung of the "Exodus" from some one who nas nad opportunity to see and know. I am, sir, I.ssi-ectfuIIy your, AkciiikM. i-ElMA.'. Tie- for Hay. 1 to i Clear or fair. 2 to Clouding, threatening weather, with heavy and severe etorms in places. 5 to 7 Cle ir or f iir. 7 to 11 Clouding and threatening wea ther, with local storms. 11 to IS Clear or fair. 13 to 17 Clouding and threttening wea ther, with heavy and severe storms in places. 17 to 19 -Clear or fair. VJ to "2 Clouding, threatening weather, with rain storms in places. 22 to 21-Clear or fair. 21 to 23 Clouding, threatening wcither, with severe storms in daces. 23 to .10 Clear cr fair. SI Clouding. The warmT davs will b? about the oth, 10,h, lo.b, 21st, 27lh and 31st. The cooler days will lie about tLe l't, 7th, 11th, 17th, 231 add 30th. The lilot;i Filled. The following order will be issued in a few days: STATE OF KANSAS, .XSAS.l F CF, V C, 1S70 J Acji-tast General's Off TofKKA, March C, Gereul OiJus, So. 1. On account of the great demand for or ganizition of Military Companies through out the State, from all sections, and the scarcity of arms and accoutrements with which to meet such demand, and the furth-erj-eason that to the extreme border is due the protection guaranteed by euchorganizi tion it is deemed exiedient to refuse the recognition of any further petitions to or ganize Military Companies in the interior of the State, until further orders from this department. The Adjutant General is hereby ordered to tiromulgate this order to all concerned. I!v order if the Commander-in Chief. P.S."oct.E, Adjutant General. a i:irc.:u shot. ."r.-ljhlc Account of the Shootins of Theodore It. t r'licr. of Chicago, by Ir. Amelia l.olicrt TI.e Victim of thoShot Oit".niid tIic3!urdrrH;-oe4 IllHUIIC. Chicago Times, 3 TIIE TRAGEDY. The law office of Messrs. Jtis.sen A Ander son,on the third floor of the Times building, was the scene of a tragic and most start ling episode on yesterday afternoon. The woman of the period, when she has any real or imaginary wrong to right, place her whole tru't in the avenging revolver, and. with constant practice, her markmanship has gained a precision that might well be envied by Carver or Bogardus. The at tempt to murder in this instance wan pre meditated with a cunning and deliberate ness absolutely fiendish, the victim, though advised of trouble, being thrown completely off his guard, and this afforded the woman every opportunity to carry her deadly in tent into mo-t efiective execution. THE VlCmt Or T1IE AS3AULT i' Mr. Theodore I! Weber, a member of the well known wholesale boot ami shoe firm of Geo. W..Webjr & Co., doing business on Market street; the a-saillant; Mr'. Amelia Robert, a woman who his been the bane of his existence f Jr a period covering sixteen or seventeen years, who has charged him with seduction, with rape, acd being the father of a boy born to her, who at the age of 14 was drowned, about two years ago, who has blackmailed him in and out of season, bled him to the extent of several thousand dollar', and finally summed up the persecution by tending a bullet into his vitals. fjAfter meeting the woman's demands for nearly a score -of years that he might tcp his name nnsmirched before the com munity and save his family from the dis grace of an expo-nre Mr. Weber finally determined to face the music in manly fashion and make open and stubborn re-si-tance to all future attempts at black mailing. Whatever Mr. Weber's faults may have ben in the past, he had atoned for them bitterly years ago paid for them iu dollars as well as untold agony of soul and during thee later proceedings, none but tbe most sentimental will contend that the woman had any farther natural claim upon him. For years he bled literally at evety pore. Mill the woman refused to let up, claiming that under a certain covenant and transactions a considerable ecm was yet due her. To secure this SHE BROUGHT SUIT, and the trial has been set for some time in July. Previously, Mr. Weber had made arrangements to visit Europe, and as this snit threatened to delay his departure, the court granted leave that the testimony in the case might be taken before a notary public, in the form of depositions, thus obvisticg ths necessity for his presence at the trial. THE ESlfI5ATIOS OF WITSEOTS began on Wedaeday before Xotary F. J. Q-ifSa, rrom 30 Bryan block, corner of La Si'l ' and Monroe strteta. Mr. Weber was j.reseuf ia persea. atwadem ky aiaattor- - j " s .- k. g .- -,. J,CJ - "s! , J ncy, Col. Jusscn. Mrs. Kjber was repre sented by Mr. Shaedner. Before the examination began Mrs. Kob ert gave an exhibition of her feeiiegs by throwing a chair at Mr. Weber. When tbe examination adjourned for the day Mr. Weber stepped toward the door. Just at the moment he reached it Mrs. Robert jumped up and make a dash at him. He succeeded in gaining the hall and held the door between th-m. She tuggrd on the in side and he held it firmly fjr a time on the outside, but finally let go and took refuge behind the rigging of an e'ev-ttr. I.uh inginto the hall and ui-jiK him there she again made a dash at him, but this time was intercepted by C I. Juoen. She wrig gled fiercely in his stout grip, screamed and jelled at the top of her voice, bat was finally subdued and the party separated. Neither Mr. Weber nor Mr. Ju--en felt certain that EHE CAKSIED A riSTOI, bat they suspected her of having de'igns on the former's life, and according y the latter took the precaution to secure the presence of ona of Pinkerton's detectives at Hie con tinuation of the examination yesterday Mrs.Kobert hid no cause to suspect that her actions were under strict surveillance, for the detective deported himself as any ordinary spectator. He kept a watchful eye on her every movement, but the woman, after all, proved too much for him, al though when the shot was fired he was within easy reach of her. As on the preceding day, so on yeslerd.ay, the examination was conducted in room 37, Bryan block. Oa yesterday afternoon MRS. XOEEET ITERSEI.F WAS OS THE STAND and a report of her testimony will be found in another part of this account. Mr. Jus sen, fearing for his client's life, had advised him not to be present during Mrs. Robert's examination, ar.d he accordingly remained in Mr. Jussen's office, in the Tin's' build ing. Mrs. Robert's bearing while giv ing her te.'timony was hold, defiant, not to say reckless. She seldom made direct an swers to Mr. Ju-sen's questions, but, as a rule, she rather gave vent to some biting remark, calling Mr. Jussen repeatedly a liar, a scoundrel and other pet names. Every now anil then she would break out into a coarsj laugh, but there was nothing nervous or hysterical in her manner. While Col. Jussen put some rather leading questions to her, the was observed on sev eral occi'ions to FVJicLE ARor:;n tiic rccKET of her URESf, but, on the whole, made no very belligerent demonstrations. Shortly after 4 o'clock Mr. Jusen con cluded the cross examination of Mrs. Kob ert, and then he announced that they nould adjturn to his office, to take the testimony cf Mr. Weber. While the party were walking along La Salle street some one .vked Mrs. Robert if she carried a pistol. Breaking into a loud laugh, she answered: "Of course not. What should I carry a pi'lol for''' The 77m rejorter who was of the party walk ing by the side of Mr. Jussen, made in quiries of him regarding the episode of the of the preceding day, and during this con versation Mr. Jussen remarked that he be lieved that the demonstration had no other object than to intimidate Mr. Weber. Messrs. Jussen & Anderson occupy a suite of rfficf, three in numlajr, facing Washington street, on the third tl sor cf the Time buildirg. Mr. Jifn and the Tunes reporter led the party. They entered the middle office Irom the hall. From this they pased into the west room. This was occupied by Mr. Weber. COMFORTABLY SEATED IS A LARGE ARM CHAIR, in the southeast corner of the room, about twelve feet from the door leading into the middle room. A few moments later Mrs. Robert, accompaniedbyjher shadow, the de tective, made her appearance. Under her arm she carried a framed photograph of her son. As soon as the detective entered the room he took a seat on a sofa lies-ide Mr. Weber, thus placing himself practical ly between the woman and her victim. Mrs. Robert s'emed quite cool and collect ed. After standing in the middle of the room for a few moments, she began to take the paper wrappings from the picture, and placed it on a table that stood within a few feet of .Mr. Weber and the detective. She was now within three feet of the latter, and immediately by the side of the detective, her left side toward him. Pointing to the picture, and addrcssicg Mr. Weber, she icquired: "WILL TOC SWEAR TOAT THIS 13 SOT T0CK SOX'"' "I will," said Mr. Weber, "bat I do not want to have any private conversation with you. The matter is now in the court'." A' this ioint Mr. Jussen stepped for ward until he had reachetl her side, and re marked : "I tbink you had better not have any private talk abiut this matter." The woman now broke into a laugh, and addressing Mr. Welser said : "You were afraid of me yesterday, in the hall, when I ran after you. I don't wast to H'-t:r you ; did I want to h"urt yon I might have dore so a thousand times. I would not hurt you." Remarks like this were well calculated to disarm suspicion. And yet, even while she was uttering the last sentence there wss a movement of her right arm. To Mr. Weber it was a menace, acd he started to rise from the chair, and at the same mo ment, no oce seeing the revolver, unless Mr. Weber saw it, THE REPORT OF A SHOT reverberated through the room. The woman was instantly disarmed, hut thra.s-li.ef had been done. The weapon, a No. 1 Smith it We"on six shr-oter, had evidently been carried in herimcket, cocked and primed. Drawing it forth she fired as soon as the barrel was on a level. It was all done in a flish. Xo human foresight, except a previous search of her erson, could have prevented the tragedy. While tbe detective made a spring fjr the revolver, and secured the woman, Mr. Ju-'cn jumped to the side of his cl'ent, ex claiming ".Mr. Weber, ARE YOU SHOT?' The victim with remarkable calmncs cn swered "yr," and pointed to tbe lower part of hi' ahdoinen. Mr. Ju-ven immediately helped the wounded man to hi' feet, as sisted him to an adjoining room, and then made him as comfortable aa possible on o lounge, after which he and others rushed out in eearch of a surgeon. Tbe woman in the meantime paced u; and down the apartment, which had been the ecene of the tragedy, in a state of in tense excitement, exclaiming : "I SHOT HIM BECltSE HE RUIXED JIC He refused to own his own son. He wanh d me to starve." As the excitement increased her teeth began to chatter as if she were the victim ol an attack of ague. Her gestures lie came more and more vehement, and finally she made a ru-h for tbe door, exclaim ing: "I want to see him before he die'. I want to say one word to him Istfjre ..e meets his child in. the other world." She was restrained by stout a.tas. ail forced back into the room. She now be came literally frantic in her speech am! gestures, her face took on an ashen hue, her teeth became set, her eyes protruded ed from their sockets, the fingers of U r hands intertwined in a convulsive cratr p, acd the sank back into a chair IK AS ETTLETIC FIT. A cup of cold water was dashed ia her face, her hands vigorously nibbed, and in the couse of a few minutes the was me a -urably restored. But her strength hsd f r aaken her, she trembled in every limb, ard when in the course of half an hoar sh departed under official escort, it wa' w th difficulty that a couple of stout policem-d could sustain her on her feet. A half-dozen parties had ran in direr - directions for MEDICAL AID, and several physician-, among them Dr. Seyffert, of the Alexian hospital, wire sco in attendance. Ko thorough eximiaat'i being practicable owing to the lack f proper convenience to furnish repose the victim, the physicians ailvi-ed a spec removal of the patient to his home. AFTER THE EXC1TEMEST in CoL Jussen's office had somewhat in j- sided, the wounded man was placed in t' e elevator and taken to the Fifth avenue en trance of the Times buildinj. A carriige was in attendance, into whieti i w-s t n- derly placed by a cuoiler ' ed and conveyed to his res.t-.-t-c- 270 North LaSallc street. Dr. Trunin W. Miller, of Hat mmmt . c-piul, was called. .-i -UO.l .ss I11C J.klE. "S .- 1.4 UUl.'il.'. 11 U admit of an examination, the doctor traced the direction of the. ball, but made no effort to probe for it. The ball entered about three inche3 alsive the navel, and" one nul one-half inches to the le't of thaC locality, passing through some of the smaller intes tines, ll.e hall ranrtd backward snad downward, and is lodged in the ack part of the body, not far from the spinal column. Mr. Weber was in the act of raising from a chair when the shot was find. Had he re mained in a sitting posture the ball would probably have penetrated the brsast. The wife of the victim of yeterda's tragedy is in Europe, whither it was Mr. Weber's intention to have started lict even ing. THE MCRDEREiS. .- When Mrs. Kobert had sc'" :7i.ly re covered from her spasm she wa ndacted down stairs by Officer Bowen. rV caniagf? was summoned and she was j .' in'i.i' Speci l Policeman Cle-ry got in with her and the trio were driven to the armory. On the wav she was still sgitatcd to a consider able degree, and did not seem to have a clear comprehension of what was being done v ith her. She asked in an abstracted way several times if Mr. Weber was much hart, acd if he was not better. She did not seem to understand when to'd that he was letter, and repeated her question sev eral times. At the station she was searched and a large number of scrajt) cut from German newspapers and pieces ol writing in her own hsnd were found in the pockets. Among the number was a letter addressed to Mr. Weber which contained a statement of her case and which she says was A COrf'ts" A UTTER which she sent to Mr. ."Weber before her trial began. This leiter contained no de tails not set forth in ber testimony pre sented in connection with this narrative. There was nothing else in her pockets ex cept a few ordinary articles which any wo man would be likely to carry. She ob jected to being searched at first, but finally acquiesced, the did cot object to going into the station and down stairs to a cell. Every movement wa an inovluntary one, and she eeined lest to everything about her. She continued in this state for two hours, and reptatedly aiked how Mr. Weber was, putting, her question in this form always: "Is Mr. Weber better?" She was put into one of the larger and cleaner cells, and was -oon after joined by Mrs. Sanders, wife of the Chicago avenue station-keeper. That lady succeeded in quieting her, and between S acd !) o'clock Mrs. Robert disrobed and lay down on the comfortable bed which had been put into the cell. She was annoyed for some time reporters, but talked freely on all but one or two points connected with the case. While waiting for her to get some of the rest which she plainly needed, the Times reporter learned from Mrs. Sanders that Mrs. Robert had called at her hou-e early on yesterday and asked ber company to the scene of her suit at law, as she was to give evidence and didn't want to go alone. Sho had with her a picture of hereon a photo graph about ten by twelve inches in size and handsomely framed. She said that she was going to take that along to show Mr. Weber, and if he didn't acknowledge the boy as hi' own child SHEWOl'LD sHOOT HIM. " What, do you carry a revolver with you "' asked Mrs. Sanders. "Oh, no," she replied, laughing, and the two left the house together, Mrs. Robert carryirg the picture along. At lo:;i o'clock the reporter called again to see Mrs. Robert, after she had been alone for two hours, and had had time and op jsortunity to rest. She waj tc-ins about uneasily in bed, and moaning, " Oh dear, oh, dear." "Have you rested any-" was asked of her. "Oh no,-' she said, "I am to cervons I can't sleep. How is Mr. Weber cow? Have you heard "' The answer was'ri'fced that he was some what betterj when 'he said "O, I am sorry that 1 shot him. I hope he will get well. I wih it could have been Mr. Jussen, for he ia at the bottom of the whole trouble. If it ha I not been for him this would never have occurred. Mr. Jus sen is a very had mau. ' "Mrs. Robert, why did ycti shoot Mr. We?r?" "Oh, I don't know why I did it, I didn't knoT what I was about. I had got so an gry in the other office beiause Mr. Jussen asked me such mean que3tions that it just MDE ME tlUZT. I don't remember what I did after that. My head 1 all confu-ed about it," "Dj vou remember when you left the other cilice and where you intended to go?" "No, 1 can't tell anything about it. I don't know how I came here. .Oh, that Jus sen. he ought to be hung." "When did you buy the revolver you had " "I think it was it February, 1S7G." "Why did you buy it'" "I was knocked down one night, it wan February 20, 1S7G, I think, and robbed. I was beat about the head and badly hurt. I got the revolver next day to protect myself with after that. ' "D.d you always cirry it with you?" "I guess so." "Did yott ever resolve to shoot Mr Web er with it?" "Oh, I don't know ; plearc don't ask me any more about that, I am sorry now that I dfd shoot him, but I didn't know I was going to ' "I lad you ever fired the revolver before yesterda '" "I never did, nor any other gun." '-Did you intend to kill or simply to wound Mr. Weber when you fired?" The woman only moaned, turned her head away and would not reply. "Did Mr. Grcenebaum ever encourage ycti to pursue Mr. Welr or offer you any money to pro-ecute him?'' "No, no," she said emphatically; "that is one cf Jusen's lieV as though she had heard the thing suggested Iiefore. "Did Mr. Greenebaum ever say anything to yen about shooting Mr. Weber?" "No, I never had anything to say to Mr. Greenebaum since about two months before his bank failed. I went to him then to ree if Mr. Weber had left any securities with him. as Jussen h2tl said, for the payment of the S-o (XX) and the interest. I found that there was none. I have not had a word with Mr. Greenebaum since." "Have you ever before been unconscious of w hat you were doing "" "Yc. I have been told of things that I had done, abvUt which 1 could remember nothing. MY ,IF.L TOLD ME that I have got out cf led at night, taken my boy's clothes from the closet, kneeled down and prayed over them; that I hay,e gone off to the cemetery alone in the night to cry over my boy's grave. If I djd these thing' I did not know it. I got soexcited when I thought of my child that it made me out of my head." ? A a .aa. a. .(. .........& .ma.. ... ...vl . t ..... t.. Uhydidntycu -hoot .Mr. J uen in stead of Mr. Welcr, ii he "was the cause of your trouble? ' "Oh, dear, I told you that I didn't intend to shoot anybody. But do vou think that Mr. Weber will diV-'" No positive assurance could be given her to the effect that he would live, when she added : "I hope not." During THE CONVERSATION' the woman repeatedly wished that (he could die. Phe said her troubles; were more than she could endure. Shespeaka English only brokenly, and deplored her inability to do better. She talked freely, except when pressed for the reason of the sheeting and for seme account of her life whn she first mt Mr. Weber. She seema to have no thought of punishment for her attack on Mr. Wtber, and is only con cerned about his recovery. She was asked about coming to the Times building on Wednesday afternoon, and at first did not recollect it. She said afterward that it was to see Mr. Jussen, acd that she did net in tend to ahcot any one. MRS. EOEEET is a woman somewhat over 40 years of age. Her letters indicate that the has enjoyed n fair education, bat in her manners she is coar-e to vulgarity. In stature she is of medium height; her framu is strocg and wiry. Her features ere decidedly coarse and vixenish. Her nose is qaite prominent, her eyes snapfishlv wicked, and she has the tongne of a fi-h-woman. He manner while giving her testimony before the notary o yesterday was as far removed from the "ia jnred innocence" type as can be unagiaed.... When sho affected modesty it was with tka air of a common courtesan, aad. wheal aha took a Lotion to bs moved by her owa ro cita), thj effort was so transparently a "pat np job," aa to cause a general titter among all the bystanders. Ia awo.d, she ia aa bracaa a puce of flesh aa aat TZiSS" ' "' tlMatrtMief Oslaiarsjd. Sr r a"S throaja lae wia tf- .. b. VJtl .1 4 ."S -11 i -jP- . - c.ss&i.!r s-.-. z-Jsia ,s. . C r ii . -j . ..--$.