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K. )(. Anthony, January, lWi I. j
.NUMBER I ,-207.
tSSttltlii Stimts
THURSDAY MAY 15, 1879.
m i.yjiws.
Denis Kearney and the Bev. Kallcch
will be bigger chiefs thin ever now. since
their new constitution has been ratified by
Lucretia Mott, in the S7th year of her
ge, has been elected President of the Penn-
ylvania Peace Society, and is as able to
attend to its duties as she was forty years
co.u 1110.11 ihi;.
The Troy Chief states that the new fund
ing bonds of Doniphan county aie ready
for delivery, and that the creditors cf the
county express their willingness to compro
mise at fifty cents on the dollar.
Next month an unusually interesting
conjunction of Mars and Saturn will take
place, the space between the two placets
being so small that it is quite probable
Mars will actually occult Saturn. An oc
cupation of this kind is extremely rare, al
moet the only one on record being an occul
tation pf Jupiter by Mars on January 9,
Hon. Dudley C. Haskell, member of
Congress from the S'cond District of this
State, was interviewed, a short time since,
by a reporter of the Philadelphia Bulletin,
in regard to his opinion of the cause and
effect of the present exodus of colored peo
ple from the South to the North and West.
A report of the conversation i given in cur
supplement this morning. It is brief, but
covers the whole ground.
lion. Thomas Ryan, member of Congre-s
from the Third District of this State, de
livered one of the ablest, and most argu
mentative speeches on the pending appro
priation bill, that has been delivered in Con
gress upon the proposed repeal of the elec
tion laws. The address is given in full in
our supplement this morning, and should
be read by every one who has an interest
in the questions now before the country.
According to our dispatches during the
last few days, the reports of the terrible
condition of affairs in Russia are all won
derfully exaggerated, and we are told that
everything is moving along in the usual
way, that no great numlcr of people have
been arrested, and that the Nihilist terror
is mainly a bug-bear. I!ut it must not be
lost sight of in this connection, that there
later reports come through government
sources, and are liable to be highly colored
in the government's interests.
CATKh. Twenty thousand dollars' worth of United
States ten dollar certificates were received
by the postmaster of this city yesterday,
and are ready for disposal to the people.
The certificates bear four per cent, interest,
and are exchangeable, in sums of fifty dol
lars or upwards, for four per cent, bonds.
The object of the Government is to place
the certificates in the hands of small invest
ors to give the people a safe and conve
nient form of investment for their saving
and to this end not more than ten certifi
cates a hundred dollars' worth are sold
to one person at any one time. They are
Government bonds for the poor, and the
object is to enable all the people to become
Here is a letter received by us from a col
ored minister at Lcota Landing, Mississip
pi, and is a fair sample of many others that
we have received from the South since the
present immigration of colored people com
menced. The following is a verbatim
I.eota Landing, Mies, Mayo.h, 1S79.
Mr. D. 11. Anthony.
Dear Sir: In being called to preach
the gospel of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus
Christ, to every nation far and near, and
my call to the ministry. I regard it as a
divine appointment and I believe that my
calling allows me to direct men to do good
while they are in this life. Dear sir, J
lightly saw one of your papers that was
printed in Leavenworth City, the contents
thereof phased me well, and your paper
also, 1 notice is sufficient to give the direct
information concerning my people, even
the colored imigrants from the r-outhern
States, which delays cot one moment in
getting ready for every paving steamboat.
The Kiver's banks are crowded at nearly
every landing and here at Leota Landing,
lays twenty-five or thirty families waiting
lor the steamer "Grand Tower." What
they are breaking up and leavicg the
country for I cannot tell, only they hnve
been misled by some one, I know not who,
here. They believe the Government are
giving them lands, furnishing them houses
to live in, and giving teams to cultivate the
lands with. Now I feel for mv people and
I would tell them the truth if I knew any
thing about it myself, but I do not know
the cause of my people breaking up and
leaving here, and, for this cause, I kindly
ask of you for the proper information. You
will pleate to send me a paper that I might
read it to the colored people here,
I am, yours truly,
Thomas W. Blackwood.
The foregoing shows that the rumors we
have heard from time to time, about the
colored people being deceived by exag
gerated stories circulated among them, are
not wholly groundless; and, as we have said
many times before, while we are ready at
all times to welcome immigrants of every
nationality and every color, from whatever
quarter they may come, we do not want
any man to be led here through misrepre
sentations. We have room and welcome
for all who desire to come and make homt s
for themselves among us, bat the colored
people of the South, as well as the people
of every other part of the country, ought to
understand distinctly before they come
that they may expect nothing here but
what they work for. They can take claims
upon the government lands in the western
part of the State, but the government does
not furnish houses or teams or anything
else. If a man is able to buy a team, and
provide tome kind of a honse to sheL
ter himself and family, and then have
a" little money left to live on for
the first year, he may expect to
become an independent farmer in a few
yean, with comparatively little hardship
bnt it he comes as most of the southern
immigrants are coming without anything
he cannot get to the public lands, and
could not live if he could get there unless sop
ported by public charity ; and any man who
cornea without money, with the expectation
of making a farm on the prairie, may ex
pect to go hungry many times and suffer
the severest hardships. The only thing for
: a nin to do who comes here without money
k to go to work for whoever will hire him;
and for whatever wages he can get
Those who are induced to come here by
sash stories as those referred to in the letter
.jsaUiifcsd above from Mr. Blackwood, will
a ssast craeUy deeeirtd, and every
tat fcisaa of the colored paoal wOl
C . , ttaialy. If they
pjcting to pay their way, they may soon
become independent if they axe frugal
and industrious; but if they come with
nothing, expecting all their wants to be
provided for by the Government, they will
be most terribly deceived. Kansas doesn't
discriminatc'against any manon account of
his'color, neither does she discriminate in
favor of any man on this account; the treats
all dances alike, gives all a fair chance, and
expects all to ta'.e care of themselves.
How Tin y Can llrat Talmose.
New York Herald, 7, J
Talmage's Mar continues in the ascend
ant, but the Tabernacle pastor's persecutors
have one form of redress open to them.
Let them preach more attractive sermons,
and thus draw away his congregation.
ary Aiiilcron.
Na-shvil'e American.
Miss Mary Anderson is a doomed girl.
The moment she allowed the world to know
that she had $S0,0C0 ahead it became
simply a jic;tion as to what masculine in
stitution fhe should endow. There is no
escape. An actress with SS0.O0O has to
foreswear lapdogs and poodles and keep a
A Iistin
niolirtl C'omr-S to tin- Dou
ble .Manilnrcl.
Chicago Tribune, 9.
Anew and distinguished convert to the
bi-metallic standard is announced, being
no less prominent an advocate of an exclu
sive gold currency than Hon. Hugh Mc
Culloch, ex Secretary of the Treasury.
In a lecture at Harvard College yesterday.
Mr. McCulloch publicly gavs in his ac-
suunituguicui.01 paii error on me su eject
of a single stindanl, and arrayed himself
'on the side of the bi-metallists.
A ooit Point to He inbrr.
Chicago Inter-Ocean, S.
Governor St John, of Kansas, in his in
terview with our social correspondent,
makes a good point when he refers to the
spirit inwhich the negroes of the South
helped Union soldier-! escaping from rebel
prisons during the war. They asked no
questions, but did all they could for the
unfortunates. Now that tlity are refugees,
seeking ntw homes, they deserve as fair
and as kind treatment as they gave. This
is a good p int to remember.
Tin- Nanir (Mil Trick.
(Il-irtford Kveulns I'ot.
It should te borne in mind that while
theDemccrats now propose to put their
political legislation into separate billi, as
they should have done in the first place,
they are determined to hold back the appro
priation bills until the President has
passed upon the other bills. This is the
same unconstitutional menace. It U a
threat that unless th-e,bills are signed there
shall be no appropriations of the money the
people have paid in for the support of the
Government. It is the same revolutionarv
proceeding in a different form.
Th- I'racy Adrnti-.tN.
The Bps'on Adrerler has a terrible story
denouncing Alden Divis, the fanatical un
dsrtaker of Pocatset, who approves of the
Second Advectist tuurder. If the child
Edith U not raised, he says, it shows that
the sacrifice U not complete, and, as his
own children are lurtuer advanced in Ad
ventist perfection thanmestof the sect, it
may be necessary for one of them to be
taken. A person found Davin's children
crying, and, on asking the trouble, found
that they feared their father would kill
tbem as Freeman had killed his little girL
Mrs. Swift, the mother of Mrs. Freeman,
a!"o says that the sacrifice is not complete,
and irsisU in regarding the murder as a
most gloriom affair.
Hon a Clilraso Drummer
It hlcngo Tribune, 9.1
A Louisville paper tells a good joke en a
Chicago drummer which is almost incredi
ble for the reason that "the line of goods"
referred to never or hardly ever goes to
church. It states that the Chicago man
attended divine service on Sunday, listened
with close attention to the sermon, and that
just as he went to arise from the pew
the tails of his coat became entangled
and separated in such a manner as to ex
hibit, as he walked reverentially acd meek
ly down the aWe, a large, ferocious-looking
navy-six-revolver strapped around his
waist, and nanging down in such a manner
as to lorni one and the same straight line
with his spinal column. The mild-mannered
man meandered silently and grace
fully from the church, and was never ap
prised of the awe-inpiring spectacle he
presented until he had walked three
A "rami ir IIi- Firt Water.
tlndlan Journal.)
We are credibly informed that the noto
rious vagabond, " Col." Carpenter, of 'Black
Hills notoriety, is the leading agent in in
ducing citizns of the United States to colo
nize in the Territory, ard that McFarlane,
of the defunct Vini'ta ViJtlte, E C. Boudi
not, and others, are copartners in the scheme
that must inevitably result in ruin ami dis
tress to every family whom they may delude
into coming into this Territory. We look
upon this scheme as criminally cruel to
both white and red, and unhesitatingly pro
nounce it a fraud. They are flooding the
country north and east with circulars cal
culated to deceive, appealing to the cupidity
of all by promises of gold, silver and lead
in abucdanre, and public land upon which
to settle. This is all false. There is not a
foot of land belonging to the United States
open for settlement. Not one dellar's worth
of the precious metals has ever been discov
ered in this Territory to our knowledge.
The schemers are informed that the Indians
do not proKe to emigrate to Canada, but
will stand by their homes to the bitter end.
Wliat a At 0111 a 11 fan Io in (lie tVent.
Waukestia (Wis.) Telegram 1
A gentleman recently returned from Ne
braska makes an interesting reference to
the widow of a former prominent resident
of this village ex Gov. and Postmaster
General Alex. W. Btndal. When the
Governor died some yehrs ago, he left his
widow property which she disposed of for
15,000. The most of this she invested, in
company with a New York man, in a herd
of cattle in Nebrvka. Beleiving in a few
months, that she was likely to lose her invest
ment, Mrs. Kandall went from Elmira to
Nebraska, baughtout her psrtrer.assuming
an indebtedness of over $111,000, and took
entire charge of the business herself, and
has ever since managed it, and with marked
success For teveral years the sales of
stock have reached SG,000 a year, and the
herd is ss large again as it was when she
assumed the management. Mrs. Kandall
declares herself delighted with the situa
tion, and though alone, in a section of the
State known for its large number of rough
people, she has received only the most
kindly and respectful treatment.
Making Lift- Insurance a Hollow
Xew Yorlc Herald J
One of the most famous of disputed cases
of persons who have died after their lives
were in-ured has again been brought to the
notice of the public by a continuation of
the examination of Colonel D wight's re
mains. The subject of investigation, as
will be remembered by mo3t of our readers,
diid some months ago and was buried
peaceabjy, but the interests of certain
moneyed corporations have compelled the
exhuming of the remains and the perpetra
tion of considerable talk. Oar special dis
patch from Binghamton contains the text
of the autopsy, never before published, upon
which one life insurance company
considered itself justified in paying the
policy which it had underwritten. Be
sides this we give the conclusions of the
company which has felt itself safe in pay
ing the amount for which deceased insured
his life. Withont desiring to lessen the
care with which insurers investigate bogus
cases, we mnt say that the reasons given
by the Equitable Company seem sufficient.
If an insured man cannot die without bar
ing writers of policies dig up his remains,
question his friends, pry into his habits
and do various other things inimical to
prompt payment to the survivors, the next
best thing to dying is for a man to abstain
from life insurance. No man carries a per
fectly balanced head from the cradle to the
grrve, and if his personal foibles are to
neutralize his paymentsot premiums on
policies, life insurance is a hollow sad
costly mockery.
rresMeat UaesU to Sen.ker.
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!- " "j y "iBBflssssr
Hooker, written jmt after the latter had
taken command ot the Army of the Poto
mac The letter was penned in January,
1SC3, and, while the President yet retained
it in his possession, an intimate friend
chanced to be in his cabinet one night, and
the President read it to him. remarking.
"I thall not read this to anybody else, but
I want to know how it strikes you." During
the follo"ng April or May, while the army
of the Potomac lay opposite Fredericks
burg, this friend accompanied the President
to Gen. Hooker's headquarters on a visit.
One night, Gen. Hooker, alone in his tent
with this gentleman, said : "The President
says that he showed you this letter," and
he then took out that document, which
was closely written on a sheet of letter paper.
The tears stood in the General's bright
blue eyes as he added: "It is such a letter
as a father might have written to his
son. And yet it hurt me." Then, dashing
the water from his eyes, he said: "When I
have been to Kichiaond I ehall have this
letter printed." This was more than 1C
years ago, and the letter has just now seen
the light of day. There are in it certain
sharp passages which, after this long Iape
of time, cannot be verified by the memory
of any who heard it read in ISC". There
are others which seem missing Neverthe
less, the letter, which is herewith reprinted,
.. Iiave f,een vritten by Lincoln:
- J.i.vJaC.IZ.-.Ays! s,
Washington, D. C, JaiilK, 1SGS
Major-Gen, Hooler:
General: I have placed you at the head
bf the Army of the Potomac Of course, I
have done this upon what appears to me to
be sufficient reason, and yet I think it best
for you to know that there arc some things
regard to which I am not quite satisfied
with you. I believe you tc be a brave and
skillful soldier, which, of course, I like. I
also believe you do not mix politics witu
your profession, in which you are ght.
You have confidence in yourself, which, is
a valuable, if not an indispensable quality.
You are ambitious, which, within reason
able bounds, does good rather than harm;
but I think that during Gen. Eurnside's com
mand of the army you have taken counsel of
your ambition and thwarted him as much
as you could, in which you did a great
wiong to the country and to a most merito
rious and honorable brother officer. I have
heard, in such way as to believe it, ot your
recently saying that both the Army acd the
Government needed a dictator. Of course,
it was not for thi, but iu spite of it, that i
have given you the command. Only tho-e
Genera's who gain successes can set up dic
tators. Whu I now ask of vou is military
ucce, ana 1 will risk the dictatorship.
The Government will support you to the
utmost of its ability, whicb if neither more
nor less than it has done and will do for all
commanders. I much fear that the spirit
which you have aided to infuse into the
army, of criticising their commander and
withholding confidence from him, will now
turn upon you. I shall assist you as far as
I can to put it down. Neither you nor
Napoleon, if he were alive again, could get
any good out of an army while such a
spirit prevails in it. And now beware of
raohnrss. Beware of rashness, but, with
energy and sleepless vigilance, go forward
and give us victories.
Yours, very truly, A. Lixcoln.
Lotta is on a New England tour.
The Troubadours are in Philadelphia.
Maggie Mitchell is at Hooley's, Chicago.
Mary Anderson is playing in Toronto,
The "Pinafore" is still filling the Stand
ard, New Yirk,
Modjeska is at the Grand opera house
New York.
Edwin Booth is still playing at McVick
er's, Chicago.
The Coiville FolW company is at Hav
erly's, Chicago.
The "Lost Childft.il are found profitable
at the Union Square.
The Standard Theatre Pinafore company
is at the Boston Museum.
The Knights are doing "Otto" at the
Broadway theatre, New York.
The "Black Crook" has been withdrawn
from Niblo's stage, New York.
Haverly's minstrel's are stiU filling Hav
erly's Lyceum theatre, New York.
Janauscbck is in Boston, where they un
derstand German classical acting.
Barney Macauley in "Uncle Daniel" is
at the Bush Street, San Francisco.
Barrett is doing well in San Francisco.
So is Boucicault. So is Fanny Davenport.
John McCulIough is reaping the second
crop of the season fa the interior towns of
New York.
"Snowball" anl "Delica'e Ground" are
the programme at Wallack's, New York,
Large audience).
Ben Thompson commenced this week in
Terre Hsute, and is going for all contig
uous one-night towns.
Charlotte Thompson is running around a
Northern New Eagland circuit. She ojien
ed this week in Portland, Me.
Kob'on and Crane are running around
among the New York towns, with "Our
Bachelors" and the "Dromios."
Mr. Wallace has left New York for his
Western starring tour. He will go further
west t&an Bufialo for the llrst time in his
A blacV "Pinafore" company in New
York, (Globe theatre) invited the white ac
tors and singers to a "Pinafore" matinee
S.Vtirday afternoon.
Haverly is going to do "Pinafore" with
children at the Lyceum soon, if the Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
does not stop him.
J. Steele Makaye is still running "Af
termath" (Won and Lost) at the Madison
Square theatre, New York. Popular prices
50 and 75 cents, and full attendance.
"Engaged" has been withdrawn from the
boards cf the Park theatre. New York,
and Aimee and her French opera bouffe
troupe have stepped on from Booth's where
they have been playing some weeks.
M. Quad's American-German comedy of
"Yakie" is said to be a success as a dialect
drama. It was produced at the Detroit
opera house by Mr. Alf. Wymon and wife.
M. Quad is Mr. Lewis, the Detroit Free
Drtts man.
"Eaticifzi" has made a big hit at the
Fifth Avenue theatre. New York. It will
make things as lively as the Pinafore did
at the etart. The papers are printing the
outline of story and plot, acd "Fatinitza"
is booked to run the story out.
I'anirrs anil Puffed Tunic Iainstlic
Way for Crinoline. Horn" UmHtr
are Made thiMSeaton ArtNtic Trim
ming Styles for Mourning Spring
Literally everything is worn this season.
There are basques and polonaises, princese
dresses, jackets and vests which last style
leads the rest short suits, demi-trains and
trains, while themuch predicted panier U
brought to the fore again, and is worn in a
mitigated form. It is not yet universal;
many trained dresses from the modeistes
are slim and sheathlike, but many others
exhibit the panier, while short dresses are
ccveied with folds and wrinkles in front,
and drawn into lull drapery at the back.
Yet though
the fullness is the result of the arrange
ment of the dress itself, not of any crinoline
worn underneath. On many walking
dresses the back breadths are looped into
three large puffs, one above the other,
while on others it is all drawn into one
large, soft hanging pnff. A new design has
a sort of polonaise, fastening below the
waist for some inches, and then drawn
back on the hips into paniers at the side,
and caught up behind into one full deep
puff. In front the skirt is kilt plaited to
the waist, or else there is a plastron with
horizontal clusters of shirring at regular
intervals drawing it into a succession of
egg shaped flat puffs.
is a coat with revers at top and bottom In
front, showing a vest bentitb, and double
htwisUd at th waist, whew it k fattened by
front fer to iiu batten. There is a ma-
Atemsm Ther
and appear on drewes of all kinds on
skirts, bodices, sleeves and coats. Long
narrow revers separste the back from the
front of the breadths. Barques have faced
revers behitd and before, acd sleeves are
frequently trimmed with cuffi faced and
turned back. Many tunics are slit up
more or less deeply through the center of
the front breadth snd the rides faced and
turned back in revers to show a plaiting,
either kilt or a pyramid of narrow knife
plaitings. Dteeeei for little girls, cut in
princesse style, have the feims left open
for about six inches at the bottom, and the
slits turned back and faced with fan-shaped
plaitings set into each opening so formed.
This trimming is also seen, though lees fre
quently, on ladies dresses.
The rotation or fashion's wheel has
into notice, and it will be much used
for the next few months. I have spoken of
the shirred plastrons which are 6een on
costumes of silk or woolen, on grenadines,
on muslins and on tbe pretty new cotton
costumes. hen such a plastron is made
on a wash dress, it is wie to button the
plastrons on one side, under a perpendicu
lar revers or flouncing, and make the shir
ring by means of narrow tapes run in cas
ings which can be let out when the dress is
washed, acd drawn up agsjn afterward lie-
id tha dress b worn.
trimming is the shirred plaiting. For this
a slraignt piece is cut, say twelve inches
deep, and hemmed on both edges. It is
then plaited into inch wide kilt plaits, and
every plait is stitched together like a tuck
for two-thirds the depth of the flounce.
The rest is left loose and pressed flit like
an ordinary plaiting, the tucks hre shir
red on "the edge, one row of ehirricg to each
and drawn up to the width of the plaiting
below. The flounce is then stitched on the
skirt at the head of the plain plaiting and
again an inch from the top of the shirring--the
inch left at top for a heading. This
trimming is very pretty in silk or any thin
The fabrics shown this spring are too
many to enumerate. Perkin much used
for trimmings and lor overdresses u a
term applied to any fabric, thick or thin ;
silk, woolen or cotton ; woven in alternate
raised and flit stripes. The new buntings
are softer than those heretofore worn, and
resemble very thin cashmere Chaillie, a
favorite fabric with our mothers and grand
mothers, reappears, and is much 'iked.
Shot silks are another old-fashioned style
which has returned. The favorite colors in
this Ist are brocz ehot with gold, pink
shot with blue, and the soft mixed gray, or
blue.like the hue of a dove's breast. The many
new anil lieautiful cotton dress goods which
are offered for sale, and which are "taking"
and are as elaborately made as the costly
silks or satins which they copy. Pompa
dour designs fiad greatest favor among
the-e, and come in all the charming floral
patterns heretofore limited to brocades.
I have spoken also of the handkerchief
costumes made of giy bandana handker
chiefs. These are simply hideous when
made of the regular plaid kerchief, and the
pzrxsol to matcn is excruciating, out tney
are fashionable ! The polka dotted foulards
acd cambrics, and the Madras ginghams
which the handkerchief costume has intro
duced, are, however, really pretty, espec
ially for children.
for little girls are madeof thee Iast in
plated sacque shape with a box-plaited
Spanish flounce around the bottom, and the
whole trimmed with white or colored em
broidery. Lace and striped buntings and
grenadines will be much worn, and there
are very many artistic gauzes. One of these
last hhows a design of velvet and gauze in
alternate squares like a checker board. It
is made up over satin, acd trimmed with
r'ch ltinge in knotted tassels.
Embroidery is more fashionable than
ever. One of the handsomest dresses I have
seen is of black faille with scarf tunic, a
straight breadth of satin four yards long,
heavily embroidered by hand with roses
and buds acd carnations in crimson, white
and pink, with foliage cf shaded old gold.
The scarf is almost covered with the flowers,
and is draped plainly across the front and
crossed rather than looed behind. It is
three-quarters of a yard in width and fin
ished with frince at the lower edge and at
the end. The fringe is silk, the colors of
the embroidery intermixed with black.
is trimmed with black lace and with mar
guerites done in chain stitch embroidery in
tilken floss, in heavy rows, like the old
fashioned tambour work. This chain-stitch
embroidery is very fashionable, and trims
many elegant diesses. It is easily done.
The embroidery on a dress of iceberg blue
slik and dark garnet velvet is formed of
alternate rowsofblueacd garnet stitching in
a vine-leaf pattern. A cream colored bunting
is decorateJ with coral or feather stitch in
crimson crewel, forming, together with knots
of criuion ribbon, a very effective trim
ming. The easy Point Kusse stitches are
much U'ed, bnt, of course, hand embroidery
in the orthodox style is much handsomer.
How is the embroidery put on? In many
wrys. Deep ba'qiie indices closed by three
button', and then cut away showing an em
broidered vet, are much worn. On some
are edcd wiih a band of embroidery. A
pale blue silk, embroidered with wild roes
and foliage, has a deep basque bodice
turned back en revers below the waist, show
ing a simulated vet-t, which is embroidered.
Tiie cuffs are embroidered, and theic is an
embroidered collar
is in CurUin shape, and edged with a nar
row band cf embroidery. Bows cf blue
tibbop, with embroidered ends, are set
down ihe front of the skirt, which is of
blue satin t birred. Otl er dresses have
three bands down the tahlier, one down the
center, acd one on each side, between the
front of the skirt and the tiain. Individ
ual tate will suggest various devices, and
one can scircely go amiss. I have recently
seen a white lierege embroidered in passion
flowers, and an ecru batiste with blue car
nation and ivy leaves.
Mourning dresses, as made by tne best
modistes, are simple and expensive. For
the depest ztlhclion there are dresses of
foulard or lustreless faille, covered with
heavy Eoglhh crape, put on plain. Next
to this come Henrietta and Mahratta
cloths trimmed with wide bias bands of
crape. After this the fair mourners array
themselves in dresses trimmed with folds
and plaitings of the material. Next in the
descending scale come cashmeres trim
med with silk, and black silks, a shade
lees elaborate than those worn out of
mourning. The mourning merges into the
border land, when it is impossible to say
whether the wearer is in tbe black garb of
mitigated tftliction, or is merely wearing
the black which is now eo fashionable for
ordinary wear.
clamor for a sort of uniform for mourning
for dresses without tunics and with no
plaitings; dreeses that shall be as severely
plain as a nun's garb; but dress reformers
clamor in vain. "Harry is dead," said
a pretty and disconsolate widow some
time ago, "which is no reason why I should
make a guy of myself. I know he wouldn't
wish me to; so please, Madame Blank,
make my dress as pretty as yon can." The
close cottage chapes are preferred for
mourning bonnets, and are of crape over
tilk or of black straw trimmed with crape
cr with gross grain ribbon. Mourning
wraps are made of the dress material and
trimmed to match.
The fichu. mantles so much liked last
season have a lcw lease of favor. They
are round or pointed at the back, and in
front have long ends, square or pointed, or
crossed in front and tied behind. Made of
black silk and trimmed with fringe or
lace, they may be worn with any areas,
though looking best with bias. They are
also often made to match suits of all kinds,
from the cheapest 'cambric to the richest
silk or gauze. Coats to match suits are
also popular, and a favorite style has revers
at the neck and at the lower edge, letting
the bodice beneath show as a Test.
are very sack won, aad Pans corresposf
ma im
that tl last wOl acta rag
wWsmaflM tm. TaT
shawl pnee bought is a wrap for a life
time, an heirloom for future generations,
outlasting every other style of wrapping.
is that of white ties, and this has caused
white scarfs to be adopted for street wear.
They are of white mull or French muslin,
two yards long and half a yard wide, and
the ends are finished with finely plaited
Breton lace. They are folded into the
width of an ordinary necktie around the
throat, and tied together -with a ribbon or
passed through a ring, giving the effect of
lull tassels. Muslins and organdies are
furnished with surplice shaped fichus of the
material, laid in perpendicular folds, and
edged with lace. The pretty fashion of
draping a breadth of white tulle into a V
shaped fichu has been revived. The ends
are tucked into the bodice and hidden un
der a ribbon bow.
It has been too popular, and the fashion
has worn itself out by its very popularity.
Everybody had one, and we grew tired of
seeing them. The butterfly bow is the
thing cow; for how long, no one can say.
Handkerchiefs are tied, without cutting,
into pretty bows for the neck, and there are
infinite styles of combinations of lace and
muslin, and of ribbons and crape. Every
thing pretty, everything odd, is worn, and
as I said in the beginning, one may dress
very much as cne cboses. Only be careful
to adopt nothing so ultra fuliionablc as to
be conspicuous, unless indeed you can af
ford to throw it away when the fashion
wanes, or when you "have worn it three
times at the least calculator;" then you
are above economy and need no advice.
The grape crop will bi large.
Valley Falls boasts of a Kaspier Kun
glebachker. The Manhattan E Urprie has donned
a new head gear.
The amount of property taxable in
Atchison is 1517,027.
The editor of the North Topeka Times
got married recently.
The Drought Kill will observe Deco
ration day at Wyandotte.
The Walnut Valley Fair Association
meets on the 17th inat , at Winfield.
Five marriage license's were issued in
Woodson county during the month of April
The rumor to the effect that small pox
is prevalent in Onaga is denied by the
C. A. Stokes, of the Kansas Central,
has sold his drug-ttore at Onaga to Messrs.
Jeffries & Erold.
The Lawrence Reporter growls about
the "get up "of its city, and don't say a
word about its new canning factory.
The Onaga Journal has entered on its
second volume. The first number of the
new volume is a neat 8-page paper, having
been enlarged. We are pleased to note the
fact that Mr. Stauffer is being successful.
The Tool but not the Huag.
Miami Republican, 9.1
Two young gentlemen, members of the
Normal school, found a complete set of
burglars tools while out walking in Bull
Ci-eek bottom west of town on Saturday
flay Center.
IManbattan Nationalist, V.)
Clay Center is a busy town. There are a
good many new buildings being put up,
and a good many more wanting to build as
soon as brick can be had.
A Criminal Muit.
A criminal suit was begun in the district
court of Labette county, on last Tuesday,
against Dr. Lamb, editor of the Parsons
EilijifC. The parties bringing the suit are
State Senator Ange'l Matthewson, and Mr.
Kimball, an attorney of Parsons.
(iood Composition.
Onaga Journal, g.f
When we started the Journol, one year
ago, we had a composition roller cast at the
Leavenworth Times press 'rooms, and the
sane roller is still in use, and looks as
though it might last another year.
Organization ofConntirx.
No county, whether organized or unor
ganized, can have jts lines changed by the
Legislature so as to inclose an area of less
than four hund'ed and thirty-two square
Nuitili-n Ileath.
AtclUson tilotn-, 9.1
A dispatch was received this morning,
announcing the sudden death of Mrs. E. D.
Ford, of Atchison, who has been visiting
friends in Falls City.
Woodson County Io-it, 3
The directors of the Woodson County
Agricultural Association had a meeting
last Saturday, but adjourned without de
ciding whether they sball have a fair or
not. A reorganization of the joint stock
plan was talked of, and the matter is now
held under advisement.
Want Them to Meet anil Nrtllc it,
Lawrenco Standard.
The desire is to place Leavenworth in a
Cition for future prosperity, and give new
.e to that beautiful city. To enable
thera to do eo, it is proposed to meet credit
ors in an honorable way, acd adjust diffi
culties in a business-like manner.
k. or i
Abilene Gazette, 9.
It is only about sixteen years since the
first lodge was instituted in this country.
Now almost every State has its supreme
and subordinate lodges. There are over 20
lodges in Kansas, and the number is con
stantly increasing.
-To My Wir.-
t'Seneca Courier, 9.)
The ' widower" of the Courier is faring
well during his wife's absence; and last
Friday night enjjyed the company of a
large party at Mr. and Mrs L. Cohen's; and
on Saturday took tea as the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. A. H. Burnett, who gave a grand
party tnat evening.
Attempt to Barn a Convent.
An attempt was made to burn the Cath
olic Convent at Wyandotte last Friday
night, and the sisters were obliged to escape
in their night clothes. A coal oil can,
which was found in front of a grocery store,
is thought-to ha e been used by the incen
diaries. Alone the Kansas Central.
Cor. Onaga Journal, 8.1
We were permitted the pleasure, last
week, of paying a long-anticipated visit to
Onaga, and saw a thriving young city
where, a little more than a year ago, was
unbroken prairie, with business houses that
would be a credit to any town. Oar time
being limited, we did not get to visit many
of them, but saw enough to make us feel
quite proud of oar neighbors.
To ArkanxaH City.
Arkantas City Traveler, 9.J
Sixty-nine car loads of railroad iron have
arrived at Wichita to be used in the exten
sion of the Cowley acd Sumner railroad to
Arkansas City. With the improvement of
the A rkasas ri ver and the railroad fiinshed
to this place, Arkansas City will soon be
come the most important point in the
Southern tier of counties. Having no east
or cross road to cut through our city, with
way stations every few miles to divide our
trade, business will concentrate here, and
soon this will become the great emporium
of the South-west.
The Meneea.
Seneca Courier, 9.1
The Seneca Guards met at their armory
on Saturday night, to fill vacancies in office
cause by the promotion of Capt Brown.
The following were chosen: Captain, Ed
ward Butt; Second Lieutenant, G. R. Tuc
ker; Orderly Sergeant, J. L. Brockman.
The above elections caused a promotion in
the remaining sergeants and corporals one
rank higher R. M. Emery being the lucky
one to step from 1st Corporal to 5 th Ser
geant AKaasax city Bey Captared la Ellin
Kansas City Time. 1
Kansas City has, perhaps, as large a
percentage of confidence men, "sure thing
workers,' aad others of that general ilk, in
cluded in its floating popalatioa as mar
other city ia tbe West. Sat tab fact is sot
to her discredit, it is ratter tareTtriB aad
OttssS MMs MaMI f
for "professional gentlemen."
Upon the through train which pulled into
the depot yesterday over the Kansas Pacific
there arrived as passengers a prominent
citizen of Kansas City and his fifteen-
year-old son. They had come from Ellis,
Kansas. The boy had rnn away on Friday
last, acd had been stopped acd held at
that place until his father's comiog. It
appears that he had by some means formed
the acquaintance here of one of the class of
men first mentioned, that the latter had to
fascinated the lad by his glowing stories of
life in the mines, of how they might pick
up gold as readily as dirt, and as easily be
come the possessors of whatever they wished
if only once at Leadville. that he induced
the boy to eeize a favorable opportunity of
decamping with $050, which ne stole from
his father. They spent SS0 of this in pro
curing tickets to Denver and buying a few
necessaries of life in the far west, promi
nent among which shone a brace of seven
shooters. As said above, they were arrested
at Ellis and held until the arrival of the
boy's father. 5210 of the money wa3 re
covered, but it was found that there was no
legal hold upon the man who had caused
the mischief. It may transpire that the
lesson ot his folly will be impressed upon
the embryo Buffalo Bill, and that for this
reason the matter will not altogether with
out good result.
Alilcto see After Twenty Year of
ILawrence Journal, 9.
A week ego yesterday Dr. Mumey oper
ated upon Mary Griffin of this city, who
has been blind from cataract for more than
twenty years. The operation upon the
right eye was for carulo lenticular cata
ract, and on the left eye for iridectomia.
The operation was successful, so that she
now has sight in both eyes, and when pro
vided with cataract spectacle! will be able
to see with a tolerable degree of comfort.
The Doctor performed the operation with
out Tcharge,; as the woman is poor, and he
thinks some of the kind-hearted people of
me cny may ne wilting to buv the specta
cles for her. She will require two pairs
one for long sight and one for objects near
ltcruseoi on a ICork rile.
Liwrence Standard, 9
A refugee went to the city marshal yes
terday and said he wjs starving and the
city mu3t give him something to eat. The
marshal told him that the city had stopped
that, and advised the man to go into the'
country and find work. He answered that
his party did not want to separate, but
would be obliged to if they went into the
country. Of course there is no reason in
such a plea, but the marshal told him that
the city wluld pay him for breaking stone,
and he might begin this morning. This
morning the refugee pbt in appearance, but
not alone. With him were fourteen men
who wanted to-work on the rock pile. They
were permitted to do so, and the city will
pay them 35 cents per yard.
Shipped to the State Commute-.
(Wyandotte Gazette, 9.
Tuesday afternoon all the colored refu
gees remaining here, with the exception of
lnoc who nave obtained work or rented
farms in this vicinity and expect to stay,
were shipped over the Kansas Pacific to
Topeka. where they will be cared for by
the State Committee until a permanent lo
cation is found fur them. The exodus is
over, practically for the season,and entirely
so far as Wyandotte is concerned.
' Land Oltirc iiiin-.s at Kim in.
I Klrwiu CUler 7.1
No. Acres.
5G3 Homestead Entries SG.519.ol
103 Final Home Proof 1C.125.06
391 Timber Entries G0.102.30
3-5 Cash Entries 41002
C25 Declaratory Statements 100,000.00
1S7 " " (Act June S, '72) 29.920 00
1 Warrant Act 55 . 'iGOOO
13 Supreme Court Scrip 1,920.00
1 A. C. S AfW)
W. W. Youivc,
Chief Clerk.
Coin irtoil uT lUaiiilaiislitcr.
Columbus Courier, S.
The jury in the case of Allen Smith,
charged with murder in the first and second
degree for killing Ira Hyde about a year
ago, returned a verdict of manslaughter in
the third degree. The punishment for man
slaughter in the third degree is not more
than three years in the penitentiary, nor
leas than six months' confinement in the
county jail. At present writing the court
has not passed sentence, but in any case
Smith may well be sati-fied with the verdict
of the jury. We have heard none of the
evidence in the case, but we were on the
spot where the man was killed in an honr
or so after the homicide, and from whet we
learned from eye-wilnessca of the transac
tion there certainly was cot provocation
sufficient for the taking of human life.
A Heaiy Snlr.
Woodson County Iot,9.
On Thursday of last week, Capt. Ilaugha
wou sold to George hlliot Barton, Esq., of
Wellington, New Zealand, sixteen hundred
acres of University land, embracing the
south half of section twenty-one and all of
section twenty-nine acd thirty-two in town
ship twenty-four, range seventeen, lying
five miles south cf Ncosha Falls. The
total consideration is seven thousand eight
hundred acd forty dollars, all cash in hind.
Mr. Barton is at present a resident of Sevr
Zealand and member of tbe provincial leg
islature of that Island ; is a man of large
resouices financially, and cf great energy
and wide experience iu business. He will
proceed at once to improve his recent pur
chase and will take inversion in person
early this fall, and will at or.ee stock it to
its full capacity with the finest breeds of
cattle, horses and sheep. Mr. Barton will
make the breeding of bne stock a specialty,
devoting one quarter section only of his
land to residence, orchards and tillage.
The remainder will be given exclusively to
pasturage and meadow.
The Soldiers nml Sailor..
Mitchell county is preparing for a g and
reunion of the old soldiers and sailors on
tbe 4th of Julv next.
The following is a list of the township
AsiiEBrii.LE. Capt. John Beese, W. Y.
Crow, John C. Wigcl.
Beloit. J. F. i'loyd, Jeff Tourney, N.
P. Simonds.
Bloojifield John Garner, Win. H.
Noah, Geo. Watson.
Blue Hiias. Wm. Hill, J. E. Lcwe,
Adam Faulhaber.
Carp. Creek. Capt. D. Harahberger,
Lt. J. II. Norton, Capt. J. D. Mitchell.
Cawker Crnr.B. F. Hilliker, K. W.
Lundy, J. E. Moulton.
Center. D. II. McCall, Daniel Iago,
John urabam.
Gles" Elder Capt J. F. Becker, Col.
J. M. Depuy, Milton Spencer.
Hayes. Col. S. B Floyd, Cummings
Durham, Cyrus Gaston.
Lulu. U. W. Culp, B. P. Kendall, J. E.
Lcoas. W. II. McKim, E. Halber, W.
II. McCune.
PmsBCRO. Capt W. A. Pitt, Lt. A. P.
Gilhngwater, S M. Shock ley.
Plumb Creek. II. II. Hamilton, J, J.
Boundy, A. P. Maynard.
Salt Creek. Lt. D. Hoed, James Lee,
B. F. McMillin.
Solomon IUriDi Capt. J. B. Wicklin,
C. C. Wooster, J. A. Vanatta,
Turret Creek. W. J. Cook, M. S.
Mitchell, John Leslie.
Walnut Creek. James Larkin, John
Kandell, Capt J. P. Bibcock.
A KemarUaWe Affidavit.
(Manhattan Enterprise, 9 J
The following remarkable affidavit is on
file at the office of the Clerk of the District
The State of Kansas 1 In the District Court,
Eiley County, State
Charles W. Bates.
J ot Kansas,
John N. Davies, being duly sworn de
poses and says that he was one of the ;ury
at the March term of the District Court of
Riley county that tried and returned a ver
dict of Manslaughter in the first degree
against the said Defendant That affiant
believed that the Defendant was not guilty,
and so voted and held daring tha delibera
tion of said jury, and until on Friday
morning, the 14th of March, at which time
the said jury sent a communication to the
court that they could not possibly agree,
sad received in reply through the Bailiff,
that the court had no communication to
tad to that iary. From which
s ssiiimj, thai the jarjr vaala at
I said communication, he would not have
agreed to the verdict which was rendered
in the case.
That several other members ofthe jury
w?re in favor of rendering a verdict of jus
tifiable homicide prior to said communica
tion: That this affiant was induced by
ss.id communication or statement of the
Bailiff to the jury to. agree to the verdict
which wss rendered in the case, and in so
agreeing to said verdict of manslaughters
the first degree te surrendered his convic
tion of right and duty in the case, under
a sense of belief that the jury must agree
on a verdict. Jons N. Da vies.
State of Kansas, " Sworn and Eub'cribed to
before me. this fourth
P.iley County. J day cf April. 1S79.
C W. KsArp,
Notarv Public in and for Iiiley county.
Filed May 7, 1S79.
Clerk of District Court
The Lay cf Ihe Land Tree Grow
ing Haw the County i3
Vaster Power Wills and Manufac-
ture3---Big Yields Increase in
A Good Class of Settlers Educa
tional End Church Facilities
Minneapolis, the County
Correspondence TiMts.
MiJNEAroLi3. May S. Of all the beau
tiful valleys of which Kansas can boast,
and she can point with pride to a great
many, is the Solomon, which is certainly
as choice a section as the sun shines on, at
loan upon this continent of ours. The
soil of the valley is as rich as the most san
guine anticipations of the pioneer husband
man could hope for ; her products are the
wonder of the wcrld, and her average yields
are a matter of astonishment to the plod
ding farmer of the East, who doubts even
as he reads. The Solomon valley includes
the finest section of the State, and no fairer
portion is there than that included within
the limits of Ottawa county. Tims was,
back in
of twelve or fifteen years ago, when the
white man contended for the mastery of
this garden spot with the red man, the orig
inal owner, acd many were the bitter and
bloody coiiiKcta which took place, and
while more than one brave settler fell to
moisten the tarth with bis life blood the
invader was the victor at last, and the sav
age was forced to retire. Since the time
when the settler felt assured of the safety of
himself and family, the settlement of this
section of the State has been very rapid,
and while the increase has been wonderful
in every'way, "the county has filled up with
a class which is
and a beneficial one, and has included none
of the lower orders which too often flock to
a new country under the imprest-ion that
good crops can be raised with little or no
labjr, where everything ij at hand, and
where the road to wealth is a royal and an
easy one. It is too true that some parU of
Kans.i? are alllicted with a cla.s which is
"worse than noc-productive, but this could
have not been otherwise, owing to the great
rush for
and Kansas is to be congratulated that she
has comparatively so few. O.tawa county
this reason is being the recipient of an un
usually good class of immigration, that
claa which brings money into the country,
and which adds materially to the wealth of
any region in which they may locate.
There is no "tremendous rush," but the
country is filling up steadily, and as a straw
which may serve to show which way the
wind is blowing, the fact may be noted that
within the past two years
has been steadily advancing, keeping pace
however, with the growth of the country
and its settlement, no fictitious values be
ing created but everything being kept upon
a level. Regarding the increase in the
population of the county since its first set
tlement, in 1S70 there were 2,200 people
within its borders; in 1"75 the population
had increased to 4,500, and in f-7S to
0,700, while at the present time, making es
timate from the returns made by several
towcshipi. the population is not less than
10,000. Not being situated upon
and immigration trains not being stopped
and unloaded within her borders, the influx
having been so steady and net of that na
ture to excite a great deal of attention, It
may be a matter of surprise to many when
they read thee figure", but they may be
relied upon as being correct The county
has a branch of the Kansas Pacificrailroaii
runmeg through a portion of it, the lice at
present being built from Solomon City to
.Minneapolis, the cou.ity seat, although its
extension from the latter place to Beloit,
in Mitchell ctunty, is but the matter of
as negotiations have been going on for
some time and the railroad company will
submit a proposition to be voted upon
about the middle of June. The people
along the line cf the prOosed extension of
the road are very anxious to have the road
built, and Beloit and Mitchell county will
also do their share. The amount of grain
shipped from Ottawa county is surprising,
acd when the Minneajiolis branch is ex
tended eo that other parts of the county
will have the bentfi: of .a market without
having to go so far that
upon the grain before it reaches the ship
ping station, the amount will ha doubled.
The face of the land of the county is undu
lating, twenty-five per cent, bring bottom
land, which is undoubtedly the richest por
tion of the county, although the uplands
are very fertile. According to the govern
ment survey the forest lands of the county
average but two per cent, but there is no
doubt of the fact that it is nearer four per
cent, owing to the great number of streams,
all of which are thickly wooded. In addi
tion to this the farmers during later years,
have been paying considerable attention to
artificial icrests, the number of acres now
planted being very large.
in the county is about 100,000, and of the
entire 400,000 more than half are taxable.
The increase of cultivated ecres daring the
past year has been nearly 23,000. Of the
timber in the county the principal varieties
are hackberry, ah, walnut, oak, box elder,
Cottonwood acd elm, the average width of
the belt in which thi-y are grown being
about eighty reds. Tbe county is excel
lently well watered, the principal streams
being the Solomon, which flows the entire
length of the county from the northwest to
the southeast The Saline river crosses the
southwestern portion of the county. Of the
tributaries to the Solomon the main one is
Silt Creek,
on the west at about the center line and
empties into the Solomon some distance be
low Minneapolis. Among the other tribu
taries of the Solomon, which come in from
the north, are Pipe, Lindsey, Sand, Coal,
and several smaller ones. Good springs
abound and the best of well water can be
reached at a comparatively small depth.
The Sclomon affords an excellent water
power, which is taken advantage of at Min
neapolis and other places. As yet little or
no prospecting, or rather none to amount
to anything, for coal has been done, al
though there is no doubt whatever of the
existence of this necessary aud valuable ar
ticle of fuel, and as long as
holds cut, the prospecting for the former
will not probably be very brisk, although
tbe gain of additional railroad advantages
may stimulate efforts in that direction.
There is an abundance of building stone to
as jonna taroogaoai im county, pnacipej
Mineral punt acd imtterv clay exist
abundantly, but trey have not been worked
as yet The present assessed valuation of
all the personal property ot the county u
estimate! to be SI 90,000, acd tbe total as
sessed valuation cf all prorerty over
of all prorerty being 51,700,000, which is
indeed a low estimate, considering the
character acd extent f the improvements
made througout the country for the past
six mouths. Tbe snount invited in nian
ufictures in the county is about S10.CCO,
acd it will be fully double that by this
time next year. There are over one hun
dred thousand rods cf fencing in the coun
ty which have cost about 5S2.C00 The
dairy is not neglected, and the butter and
chee e produced is of the very best quality.
there are cow seventy organized echcol dis
tricts in the county, nearly all ol which
have good buildings, the rchool population
being about 3,000. The value of all school
property is about 53.000. The churches
of the county include every denomination
and creed, and the settler has the benefit of
every denominational and religious facili
ty, particular attention having been paid
to schools and churches, which are kept up
and liberally supplied.
is one cf the finest in the State, and rapidly
making its way to the front tank. It has a
lice, rich, productive soil, a salubrious cli
mate, every educational facility, good mar
kets acd railroad communications, busy,
thriving towns, with energetic business
men, a good class of farmers; the ccunty is
well watered and the majority of the
streams retain their water even in the dry
est seasons ; in fact the county offers every
inducement to the immigrant he possibly
could wish for, and what is more, he can
obtain some of the best land to be lound in
the world at a very small and comparative
ly insignificant price
the" county seat of Ottawa, is situated
almost in the geographic 1 center of the
county, and has a population of about
fifteen hundred, having doubled in the lat
ter respect within the past twelve months.
Her growth in that period has, in fact, been
remarkable in every respect, and at the
present time she is going ahead with aston
ishing rapidity, business buildings arising
upon every hand, while scores of cew resi
dences are being erte'ed in all parts of the
town. She has two large grain elevators.
the largest having a capacity of 33,000
bushels, anil being iuu by water jiower,
furnished through a tunnel one thousand
and four feet long. The other elevator ia
run by steam power. She has two large
flouring mills, which are doing as much
business as their capacity will allow, acd
then not by any means meeting all de
mands made upon tbem. A fine iron bridge
erected at a cost of 510,000 spans the Solo
mon here, and the dam, just above the
bridge, was the first built in the West The
grain business of the town is very heavy
and is on the increase, the country sur
rounding being noted for its grain yield.
The branch of the Kansas Pacific road from
Solomon City to this place has been com
pletei about a year, and arrangements are
now on foot, and which will probably be
carried out, to extend the road to Beloit.
Minneapolis would be willing to extend
the right hand of fellowship to the Kansas
Central road, and many now regret that a
more determined effort was not made to get
it The town is beautifully located, the
site being rolling,-so that the streets are
dry in four hours after even the hardest
shower. The business of the town is
good, and is getting better every day, and
notwithstanding her rapid growth, there is
one big thing in her favcr she has not
gone ahead of the surrounding country,
which has gone ahead at a remarkable
rate, improving rapidly, and at the same
time permanently. There id not a town in
lis State which h is gone ahead more vig
orou'ly than Minneapolis, nor one which
eo richly deserves the success with which
she has met She has good school and
church facilities, and in this resect is
ahead of many towns larger than herelf.
There is an abundance of good building
stone in the vicinity, which is an advantage
to be appreciated, when considering the
high price which of necessity must be piid
for lumber. Her future is a bright one,
and being an ambitious little burgh, she
wip! not rest until she has accomplished
her aim. John.
The tVrtillrate ;v. fOn'. of 3Iii.--ippi.
;a- a .WwspaiMT Krpnrlrr.
A correspondent of the Chicago Tribune,
wishing to investigate the negro emigration
movement, recently called upon Gov. Store,
of Mississippi, in Jack'on. He thus reports
the reul!a :
"ihe Uovernor is a tine loofcmg man,
Iarje and imtosing in his appearance, i on
would set him down at once as a person
likely to move slovly in a doubtful or per
plexing ca e. His temperament is perhaps
a little saturnine. II- has the reputation of
lieing extremely cautious and con'ervativc
My introduction had been already made,
and I launched at once upon the troubled
sea of Southern politics.
" Governor," said I briskly. " what can
you tell me about the exodus?"
"Not much," he replied clowly; "I am
not in a position to speak freely on jolili
cal subjects, and have not the latest infor
mation. Vicksburg is the headquarters f ,r
exodus news."
" Have any people gone from this vicin
ity'" ""They tell me that a good miny have
gone from Edwards Station, which is on
the road between here and Vickeburg."
" Are the planters there suflericg for the
want of laborers?"
" Very considerably."
" Will I be permitted to go on the plan
tations and talk with the laborers ."'
" "I don't know about that.' said the Gov
ernor, with a peculiar look, 'our jeople are
a utile alous ot any interlerence.
" 'But I don't intend to interfere, Gov
ernor, lam only looking for information.'
" It might not be pleasant for yon,' said
the Governor significantly, 'if you were
mistaken for an immigration agent'
" 'Now, this is why I have come to you.
You know who I am, and you can heip me.
I would like to have you sign something
lor me in the shape of credentials.' Where
upon I drew up and handed to the Governor
the following document, which he signed
without a moment's hesitation .
"To vhom it may eontern :
m "The lewtr of this, , is a
newspaper correspondent, representing the
Chicago Tribune. He has no other pur
pose in this State than to obtain informa
tion for the journal he represents.
"J M.Stone,
Governor of Mississippi."
'"This will put you right before our
people,' said the Governor, as he handed
back the paper. 'You have nothing to ap
prehend, nor has any Northern man trav
eling in this section, unless you are snp
posed to be deceiving the negroes. Our
people are hospitable aad generou-, and
they will treat you well. I should like to
have you talk to them freely, and report
fully and fairly what they say. The North
ern people misunderstand us, and we wel
come any observations at first hand by
travelers who are willing to see the truth
and tell it'"
VarlouH Topi-.
Washington, May 10. At Ike meeting
of the Committee on Levees and Improve
ments of the Miasiarippi IJiver, the Bepub
Iican members asserted their opposition to
the consideration of any provision, except
that which may refer directly to the sub
ject of improving the navigation of the
river. They contend that the reclamation
pf all wild lands was a matter not only
impolitic, but improper to be considere-i
by Congress. Leadirg Democratic members
of the Committee will endeavor to frame a
bill which can command tbe approval of
the entire Committee.
Mr. Gibson introduced in the Houe to
day a very materially modified propostion.
Representative "White to-day re-intro-duced
for reference to tbe Committee on
Military Affairs, the Buraside bill of last
session, providing for the reduction and re
organization of the army.
Admiral Farratt Iead-
New York, MstIO. Bear Admiral E.
G. Patrjtt, U. a Navy, died this evening.
If your lirer is torpid, if your appetite is
poor, if job waat tout stomach tharoashlr 1
rlssastJ.ifTotteaaaot slefR'ifyoHwaata ia taa car were asore or less ia iawd. 8er
mA liaiilfii, aw Dr. Ball's Baltimore nlHaat4kisipis tatwaga the wia-
Chtrles Caldwell Mtlndered at Geo.
Strobel's Saloon, on the Corner
of Linn and Fiflh Street.
a Dozen Men Around, There
Seemingly No Clae to
the Vile Murderer.
Last night at twelve o'clock, a Times
reporter learned that a murder had been
committed, in Geo. Sirobels saloon, at the
corcerof Fifth acd Lirih streets. Shortly
afterwards, an express wagon was seen go
ing to the police station. The body of a
man was found lyiog in the wagon.
Around the vehicle was a crowd of specta
tors, among whom waa Dr. M. S. Thomas.
From this gentleman the reporter learned
that the man had been stabbed in the right
side through the lower part of the right
lung. An examination showed that the
deceased had received but one wound, but
that had been a sure one, and had brought
the death angel upon swift wings.
While the driver of the wagon was wait
irg for a stretcher, oa which to place the
body, in order to carry it up into the sta
tion, the reporter g!caced,a3 far as possible,
the statements of those who seemed to be
willing to talk about the mysterious affair.
The name of the deceased was
who formerly was the driver of a soda
water wagon iu the city, but had lately
been living on a farm with a Mr. Beard on
Xine-Mile Creek, ia Delaware township
He was in the city 7c!erday, in company,
some said, with Mr. Beard. He had some
money with him, and purchased several
articles from Mr. M. E .Franke during the
afternoon. He came into the city in a
Mr. FrarLe, ho wa3 at the station, slated
that the deceased hid lett his grocery store,
on Fifth street, between Cherokee and
Choctaw streets. He had some money with
him. He lived in Delaware township, on
Nine mile creek, with a Mr. Beard, and had
formerly driven a scda, wagon ia the city.
Wm. Moorehead said that he was sitting;
outside when Caldwell came out and said :
"lament" Mr. Stahler said, "No, yctt
are drunk," thinking that he was in fun
He then fell to the ground and was picket!
up, placed in a wagon, and taken to tha
police station.
but died on the way. Mr. Moorehead says)
there was an ex-convict around there, but
he would say no more. He had heard no
fuss on the inside ot the ealocn. Mr. Kane,
Frank Zipp's foreman, helped to put hitu
in the wagon. Mr. Moorehead finally
said that he only heard about
the ex-convict, but did not see him.
One man whose name could not bo
learned said that the man, after falling,
stated to a man named Ike Itidge that ha
aid told him who had cut him.
George Strabel, who had charge of tha
express wagon, said he was behind the bar
in the saloon, but knew nothing of tha
stabbing until his attention was called to it
from the outride. 0
Several men who were around the wagon
expressed thenrelvcfl freely regarding tho
murder, saying that it was strange that
such a thing should occur where a great
number cf men were present, and that no
one should know who committed the act.
Officer Yerke, who was the only police,
man about the station, had the body taken
up staira and placed in one of tha
rooms. He then searched the pockets
of the clothing cf the deceased,
found a quantity of tobacco, which Mr.
Franke identified as that purchased from
his store, a box of matches, and a wallet
containing 510 50 in money; which showed
that robbery was not the cause of tha
murder. The police were at once notified,
and it will not be Ijrg before the murderer
i3 arrested.
st. i.ot is rutit
i:-ni- ('nnllnsratloti Anions tha
t'lmhliT- anil Uattcrs-Tlir I.oe
ami liixuraiirr.
Sr. Louis May 10. At il.20 this evening
a fire broke out in the wholesale hat anj
cap store of Gans, Hunieke & Co., 107
North Fifth street, and in a very short time
extended to the large notion and gentle
mens' furnishing goods houe of Frackin
thall & Bro., on the north, and tbe clothing
store of It. & W. Goldstein, on the south.
All three stores were
and the stocks are a total lose. The build
inss were owned by Mrs. Agnes Kennett
and the Glasgow brothers, and are damaged
about 545.000 ; insured for about 5 15,0C,
in the Citizen' of ht Louis ; Boyal, r.f
London, and other companies not accessible
This was another of those
which b&llle the ingenuity of every one ta
discover their origin. At half past sis
o'clock-, the book-keeper of Ganss, Heinecks
& Co. called some half dozen girls down
trom tbe nlth story, where they were work
ing, and sent them home. He then closed
the safe, turned off the gas, and left thi
store. In less than five minutes a small
light was seen, by men in the street, in thj
front part of the ground floor, acd in a very
iew itcuuus me enure nouse was on nre,
th flames rourinir out of the fcurth and
fiflh story windows ia a
Three distinct loud and sharp reports were
ucaju iu mc uunuiug uunng me nre, out
the occupants declare that nothing of an
explosive character was in the building,
and no one knows how to account forthem.
Terrible Itailroail ArrMcnt.
Toronto. Ont., May 10. This afternoon
an excursion party of the directors and
mechanics who have been inspecting tho
work on the Credit Valley Bailwav. whilo
seated ia the car oa a siding at Corlin
Junction, writing for the engine to takti
them to Toronto, were, owing to a mis
placed switch, run into by the Grand Trunk
engine, and the car wrecked. Among thoso.
severely injured are t, James Goodenhour,
a merchant and miller of this city, oao
leg cut off, and otherwise badly
bruised, recovery doubtful: ex-Mavor
Morrison, spine badly; injured; P. D. Coa
?er. coal merchant several ribs smashed:
John McNabo, retired hardware aerchaat.
spine hurt and side badly bruised; Saasacl
scauy, rauway agent, teg oroaea- uusss
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