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THURSDAY MAY 22. 1879.
MltJIITlI.Y IV tiii:
The pages of the Chicago liter Octal are
only one column smaller than those of this
paper, and it lakes one hundred and ninety
tiz pages of the Inter Ocean, or a little more
than one thousand and three hundred col
umns, insmall type, to hold the Cook County
delinquent tax li't. The tax interest? of
Chicago, like the "corn crap" of Sally Dil
lard's cousin, seem to be "mightily intLe
Our exchanges from the interior give the
most flattering reports of the prospect of a
great wheat crop at the coming harvest.
The weather, during the winter and spring
has been, most of the time, especially fav
orable, and the indications now all fpoint
to a larger crop than the one harvested
last year which was the greatest wheat
crop ever gathered in the State. Kansas
will doubtless raise more wheat this year
than California, and thus place her name
first on the list of wheat growing S ate.
CAIIO.V. By the way. It was the late Jndge Pelahay
who circulated a petition to the President
among the lawyers of Kansas asking for the
appointment of Judge Dillon to his present
plane. It was generally signed, but some
people asked why Delahay wanted Dillon
St. Joe Herald.
The Uerald is mistaken, Judge Delahay
may have favored the appointment, but the
late James McCahon was the one, who, to
our personal knowledge seemed more in
terested and obtained more names for Dil
lon's appointment than all other men.
Atchl-on Is the best town In tills District.
It is the only town In Kansas that now has
any chance of becoming a commercial centre
of Importance. Alehitun Champion.
For puffing and blowing, Atchison stand
out prominently as the Champion blower
At the editorial convention held
there one year ago, the editors of
the State were entertained with statistics
showing the amount of Bales of the various
kinds of merchandise in Atchison during
the pre ceding year. The people of that city
at in that assembly as quietly and patiently
as in a quaker meeting listening to the
tatement of dry goods and grocery sales
without a smile upon their- countenances,
while their visitors felt immensely bored
by the discourteous performances, but were
too polite to express open disapprobation.
The facts regarding the relative trade of
Leavenworth and Atchison are about as
follows: One wholesale grocery house
in Leavenworth sells more goods in
one year than all the grocery
houses, wholesale and retail, in Atchison
Leavenworth sells fire dollars to Atchison's
one dollar of dry goods, drug, hardware,
boots and shoes, jewelry, medicine and other
merchandise. So much for the mercantile
trade of Leavenworth.
Our manufacturing interests are greater
than those of all the other towns on the
Missouri combined.
Leavenworth manufactures a handsome
carriage every two hours, a "Kanas Wagon"
eveiy twenty minutes, a splendid cook or
heating stove every ten minutes, a pair of
hoes every minute during the entire year;
Leavenworth manufactures furniture for
the entire 'West, and more cigars in one
day than Atchison sells in a month or
could smoke in a year. This constant
puffing and blowing by them is becoming
nauseous and disgusting, and considering
the solid facts which our one hundred tiav
eling men give proof of, in sales of millions
per annum, is ra her too silly, for even Hog
town. MO.V. J. A. KI.ACIUIA VK l.i:TTI'lt
Attention is directed to the letter in an
other column from the Hon. J. A. Black
man a member of the Legislature trotn this
county. He replies in fitting language to
the charges made by those infamous scoun
drels, Eggers and Stumbaugh. Mr. Black
man, More his nomination openly pro
claimed that he was for Phillips first, and
Ingalls next for United States Senator, and
Geo. T. Anthonj's friends made a fight
against his election for that reason, running
and independent candidate against him
AVe personally went to Tonganoxie to ad
dress a meeting in the interest of the regu
lar nominee, Blackman, because he was
known to be opposed to Geo. T., and in
favor of Ingills or Phillips. During the
election of D. S. Senator the friend) of
George T., approached Blackman with
promises of political preferment if he would
support Geo. T., and threats of political
proscription unless he deserted Ingalls.
These same men also etdeavcred to use
friends of Blackman for the purpose of driv
ing him into opposition to Ingalls. AVe
have heard the very men who for days and
days used every means to influence Black
man to desert Ingalls pronounce him the
purest, the noblest and most incorruptible
man they ever saw. This is the verdict of
the very men who attempted to move him
from a strict adherence to his convictions
The Times readers have known J. A. B.
intimately and favorably, through his cor
respondence in this paper during the past
ten years. Ko writer sends in his manu
script more nearly correct, for publication,
than J. A. B. The tone and sentiment of
all his communications bring conviction to
the minds of the readers that J. A. B. is
not only an heneet man but thai his con
victions on matters of public policy, are in
harmony with the wishes of the great ma
jority of the industrial classes, and the let
ten alone furnish the proof of his ability
and integrity as a correspondent.
We do not think we exaggerate when we
ay that no man in the county of Leaven
worth is better known for his truthfulness,
integrity, ability, and good sound judg
ment, and there certainly is no man more
highly respected by us than Mr. Blackman.
Under these circumstances it is extremely
unfortunate that such filthy vermin as Eg
gers and Stumbaugh should select as an
instrument to injure Ingalls, a man,
who-e reputation is above question.
&"& Siumbaugh and their backers are
regarded, here where they are known, as
destitute of truth, decency, and honor, and
the sooner they are kicked out of Washing
ton the better.
Rev. Dr. John Henry Newman, of Eng
land, who on Monday was appointed by
Pope Leo XIII, as a Cardinal priest, is in
every way one of the most remarkable
charactei s of his age. The English Catho
lics speak of him, not without reason, as
"the greatest Englishman since the Refor
mation." Assuredly, if ever Rome be
stowed her most signal honors upon a man
whoae piety and genius were alike worthy
o receive them, she hat doae bo in lhi in
stance. A brief retrospect of the new Car
dinal' career aeemi opportune at this
Dr. JKcwawa ta born in
imL mm'immM at
ors, and was elected Fellow of Oriel College.
In 1S2-5 he became Vice-principal of St.
Alban's Hall, then under the late Dr. (af
terwards Archbishop) Whately, and in
1S2G Tutor of his College, which poit he
held until about 1S31. In 1S2S he accept
ed the incumbency of St. Mary's, Oxford,
and established at Littlemore an ascetic
community on a mediaeval model, over
which he presided for three years. He
held St. Mary's irom 1S2S till 1843. when
by his preaching he gained such influence
over the younger members of the univer
sity, that be became, in conjunction with
Dr. Posey, the recognized leader of the
High Church party.
He took a leading part in the publica
tion of the '"Tracts of the Times," to which
he contributed the final tract, No. 00,
which was severely censured by the univer
sity authorities as pract-cally annalling
the broad lines ol demarkalion between the
English and Uoman Catholic churches. In
October, IS 15, he seceded from the Estab
lished Church, was received into the Ro
man communion, and wa, after twins: or
dained priest, appointed head of the Orato
ry offct. Philip en, at Birmingham. In
1S04 he was appointed rector of the newly-
lounded Catholic University in Dublin, but
resigned that post in 1S0S, and established
a school for the sons of the Roman Catho
lic gentry at Edgbaston, near Birmingham.
Dr. Newman was elected an Honorary
Fellow ot Trinity College, Oxford, Decem
ber 2S.1S77.
It has been frequently asserted that Dr.
Newman did not lielieve in the doctrine of
the infallibility of the Roman Pontiff when
speaking ex cathedra to the Universal Church
on question of faith or morals. In reply
to a criticisnrto this effect made by a Mr.
Capes, Dr. Newman wrote as fallows : "I le
assumes that I did not hold or profess the
doctrine of the Pope's infallibility till the
time of the Vatican Council, whereas I
have committed myself to it in print again
and again from 1S45 to ISO". And on the
other hand, as it so happens though I held
it, as I ever have done I have had no oc
casion to profess it, whether in print or
olherwise, since that date. Any one who
knows ray writings will recollect that in so
saying I state a simple fact"
As Dr. Newman, he has written and pub
lished : "Lectures on Romanism and Popu
lar Prttetantism,;' 1837; "letter to J.
F-usett on Certain Points of Faith," 1S3S;
"Parochial Sermons." S vols, 163I-U;
"Lecture on Justification," 1S10 ; "Church
ol the Father-." 1S40; Ffssys on the Mira
cles of the Middle Ages," 1813; "Annotated
Translation of St. Athansijus," 1842 41;
anl a hod of other works.
O.i the occasion of hi appointment as a
Cardinal he receives the title of "St.
George," from the basilica of San Georgio
in Velabro, near the Bocca della Verita
the only church in Home dedicated to the
tutelary saint of England. The church is
of great antiquity, the foundation dating
from the fourth century. It is a church
with interesting historical memories in con
nection with Kienzi, for on the first day of
Lent, 1347. the last of the Tribunes affixed
to its door his celebrated notice announcing j
the return ot the liocd rotate.
Cnoil Ailiirc to the Democracy.
The Peoria National Democrat comes to
Democrats wilh poor words of comfort.
It advises them to back out on war issues
and force the Republicans to discuss the
financial isue, the money queation and the
Tlioy Are-All Cut Out For Judge.
IChlcago Times, lfi.
The young lawyers recently admitted to
the bar are quite certain that the bench is
yearning for them. The youngr the law
yer the keener his conviction that he was
designed for a judgeship instanter.
That iM.'ttlie iH-.lioii
llnter Ocean, 10 J
The New Orleans Tims fails to see what
the Democrats have gained in their recent
contest with the Republican minority in
Congress. Tnat isn't the question. Can
the Time see what they have lout?
A tree 325 feet high, in the neighbor
hood of Stockton, California, has hitherto
enjoyed the reputation of being the tallest
in the world; but an official of the Forests
Department in Victoria, Australia, lately
measured a fallen eucalyptus inGipplacd,
which was 435 feet long. Another tree of
the same species in the Dindemong dis
trict of Victoria, still standing, is estimated
at 450 feet.
A Itiircau or I.a!or Statixlir.
tfc-t. 1mls Republican, 16.
The bill establishing a bureau of labor
statistics in this State and providing for the
appointment ot a commissioner by the Gov
ernor, has passed both Houses of the Legis
lature. Tht commisioner is to hold his
office for two years, receive a salary of Sl,
000, with a contingent allowance of 51,500,
and make annual reports to the Executive
peratt-Iy in Want or Fund-.
Chicago Tribune. 1G J
France does not take at all kindly to the
new Turkish-loan. Her veutures in that
direction have proven very unprofitable,
and now that there are to be two bites at
the shrunken cherry, and England must
have the first chance, French financecrs see
little prospect of turning a penny in any
investment looking to the building up of
the dilapidated fortunes of the dismembered
Turkish Empire. The Porte's need is nev
ertheless a crying one, as its army is al
ready in a state of insubordination on ac
count of the long arrears of the pay of its
officers and men.
A ZUoiiumi-nt to Lim-oln.
"The State of Allegheny," as the late
President Lincoln was wont to designate
Allegheny county, has not forgotlea the
martyxed President, who is to have a mon
ument to his memory erected in Allegheny
Park The project has been under consid
eration for some time, and has met with so
much favor that, a few days ago, Mr. Fred
Mayer, the sculptor, was called on, and he
has prepared three designs, two of which
are lor granite monutements, both with the
figure of Mr. Lincoln Btanding on a shaft,
which is plain in one and ornate in the
other. In other respects the two designs
are the same. The third is also for a gran
ite monument nineteen feet high. The
Freside'nt is seated and holding a scroll, the
Emancipation Proclamation, in his hand.
The figure rests on a bae consisting of thir
teen granite columns. The latter deeign is
believed to be the most suitable. The cost
will be about S9.000, nearly all of which
has been subscribed.
Two Very Pitiable Cases.
Chicago Times, 16.
It is distressing to think how poor rich
men really are. There was Vanderbilt, who
votes on thirty millions of railroad stock,
and insist in .New York unon havinar a
boulevard to speed his blooded horses upon.
Mr. Vandebilt marched up to the office of
the tax commissioner and placidly sub
scribed to an oath that be was not the own
er of any taxable property whatever. The
poor devils who are periodically knocked
over by his fast horses paid io the munici
pally of New York more tax than he. Mr.
Cyrus W. Field seems to be troubled with
the Vanderbilt complaint. He claims that
within a short time he has added three
quarters of a million to his fortune through
his elevated railway ventures, lie has a
residence in Gramercy park, and is known
as a New Yorker. The tax commissioners
assessed his personal property at $100,000.
He protested that he had none that was
taxable, and that his home wag in Tarry-
town. He went himelf and sent his coun
sel to see the commissioners. Oie of them
insisted that if Mr. Field had no taxable
property, and having been assessed as the
owner of such, it was his duty under the
law to make affidavit to that effect. He
didn't want to do this, but the commission
en wonld not relieve him otherwise. Then
he made this affidavit; "I, Cyrus W. Field,
do swear that 1 have no personal property
in this State subject to taxation, above my
debts." He was relieved. It is truly pitia
ble that men like Mr. Vanderbilt and Mr.
Field are cot in condition to help support
the government of a municipality of which
they claim to be distinguished and moat
exemplary citizens.
A Sad Picture of Uenolation.
CoL Donan's letter, published in the In-ter-Oeam,
gives the Wilmington, (N. C)
Jfonunq Star treat sorrow. It takes no
cession is the troths uttered becaofe it is
"a swsmorsel which the Inter-Octm rails
im HsfciHsr toagae with aa littls satis
aka." . la nietan OaL
"The visitor to the North finds himselt in
a new world and breathing a new atmos
phere. He has left a laDd of impoverish
ment, discouragement atd decline; he has
come to a land ol marvelous growth acd
thift and prosperity. He left a land of
memories and ruins; he has come to a land
of hopes acd upbuildinjr. He has left a
land of glorious pist; he has come to a
land of msgnificent future. He has left a
naradie in decay: he has come to where
stout hearts and willing hands are rearing
the walls and planting the fruit trees cf an
Eden yet to be.
"In bitterness of soul he turn homeward
and southward for the saddening reverse of
the radiant picture. A land lair, and ler
tile as ever the sun shone on, languihing,
seemingly dying, amid its own beapty and
the perfume of its flowers. Mountain load
of State, county, and municipal debt, and
franctic efforts at repudiation. Every bus
iness stagnant, every enterprise dead, a
people pauperized and disheartened, and
the whole air filled with despondency and
The Star copies the above and says: "e
confess we are somewhat surprised when we
remember that of all extreme men Colonel
Donan has been the extremes!. The most
violent editorials against the North and
against the Republican party we have ever
read came from the in that wrote this
Would it not be wiser for the bright
Morning Star of toe old North State, in
view of this condition, to arise and, like a
man, a'siat in turning aide the desolation
and stsgnation? The Republican party
holds no emnity to the South. Not a man
in the North but would re j nice to see a new
era of prosperity come to it. But there is
but one way it will come, and that is by
shaking Iocse from the old fossils that have
led the South into rebellion and deluged
her soil with blood. Drive your State
rights Democracy into the back ground,
and enlist again under the flagthat guaran
tees equal rights to all men, rich and cor,
black and white. The people of the North
demand nothing ot the South that they do
not demand of their own people. It is
equil and exact justice, nothing more and
nothing less.
Secretary McCrary is said to be for Mr.
The Bourbon's backbone is fl'xible.
It allows him to back down.
As it look now, the President has
vetoed the whole Democratic parly.
Wilhelmj says that the best violin
now made anywhere come from the United
The Ohio Republican Convention to
nominate a State ticket meats on the 23th
It is twenty-nine years since Garibaldi
was soap and candle making on etaten
No, Oscar; the person who does the
crowning at a coronation u not called a
John Jacob Astor ha bought the Bar-
reda villa, Newport. R. I , paying for it
-ni ftoo
-, --
Secretary of the Navv Thompson has
Iieen invited to lecture in Brooklyn, and
will accept.
To nominate Mr. Tilden, sav the
Charleston Xcu, is to give General Grant
a walk-over.
The bloated bondholder must co, but
he needn't mind ab.ut taking his bonds
with him.
An oreanit in New York has received
$1,200 since Eister from fashionable wed
ding parties.
When a congre"man rise? to a person
al explanation he simply wnnls to ssy
"you're s liar."
The President's two vetoes wear well.
They look just as well now as on the days
they were promulgated.
An exchange call M?eie Mitchell
the best "Cricket" plajer. It i sad to see
a Wdy fond of the "bowl."
The Demo-Confederates are said to
much prefer the Southern policy of Mr.
Hayes to the general policy.
The averace Washington Democrat
long- now for a bole into which he can
crawl and pull the hole in after him.
Several French billiard experts are
coming to this country to take lessons in
French billiards of the Chicago champion.
Perhaps we havp been too severe on
the Solid South. There is a movement in
New Orleans for the enlargement of beer
There are in the United States Senate
fifty-two practicing lawyers, seven ex-editors,
six merchants and nearly a dozen
If colic was all that was the matter
with the Democratic parly. Dr. David Pa
vis i a good mm to sit down on it. The
colic would move.
It's always the big fellows who get to
the front in the crowd. Look at tbe straw
berry box, for instance, the little ones are
always at the bottom.
A Richmond ( Va ) paper call the Olo
lona Southern Stales "a copperhead." For
shsme, gentlemen, don't call names. "It
will fire the Southern heart."
The Hon. Montgomery Blair expects
to start a daily Democratic obituary in
Washington in a few days. There are bar
rels in it, and they will leak.
Instructor in logic to Mr. II.: "By
what method of reasoning do you infer that
a bullet i hot after it strikes a target ?"
Mr.H.: "By picking it up, sir?"
The Memphis Aralanclie is not for Til
den. It the Democratic party owes him
anything, it urges that a subscription be
taken up and emptied in the "bir'l."
When the stern old Scotch warrior
said, "The hand of Douglas is his own,"
wai it in response to an insinuation that he
held a pair of aces that did not belong tc
David Davis may be a bigger bore
than Zich Chandler, but they do net have
to go around and bind up the wounded acd
bury the ded after he goes off, as they do
when the old Michigander fires "a load for
Orthodox The Rev. Alexis Toneher
(going round his new plrish) "Of course
you observe Lent, Mrs. Ryckyard ?" Mrs
Ryckyard "Oh, yes, sir; we alius hev
pancakes o' Shrove Tuesday ?"
Democrats are great on "horns;" the
"little end" is yet open for escape. For
fear of accidents, they should not place
David Davis in the lead. He would be a
dangerous experiment in a small orifice.
Chili, in South America, has declared
war against Bolivia and Peru. A war cor
respondent on the spot describes the first
battle as simply terrific The greatest
havoc was in the artillery, where a mule
lost a shoe.
A short time ago a Danbury man had
$40 stolen from him. The thief was sub
sequently struck with remorse, and sent
back $20, with a note to the effect that as
soon as he received more remorse he would
send hack the rest.
Mr. Kiddle is;hai!ed delightedly by The
Banner cf Light as an influential convert to
spiritualism, but Mind and Matter says that
it is clear that "he has been made the vic
tim of spirits, whose aim and object it was
to use him to render spiritualism abturd."
MUs Owen's Honeymoon.
Chicago Tribune, IS
In our last issue we commented upon the
recent conviction of John Miles, the Mor
mon, of polygamy, chiefly upon the testi
mony of Miss Owen, his latest acquisition.
Since the article was written we have re
ceived the testimony itself, which gives
quite a detailed exhibition of Mormcn
wedding, as well as a very graphic picture
of the lively and breezy Miss Owen, who
made Mr. Miles' household very interest
ing, a will be seen.
It appears from her testimony that she
knew Miles in England before be was a
Mormon, and was engaged to him. He
became a convert in 1S70, and sailed for
Australia with some of his brethen. She
lost all track of him and did not hear from
him again until three years afterward,
when he returned to England as a Mormon
missionary, ne renewed her acquaintance
and also the engagement, notifying her that
he hid two other fiances in Utah. Emily
and Julia Spencer, bnt promising her that
aha should be the first wife. She wanted
to, be Married then and there, but Miles
dsclmditwosjlda't ha valid, as theymist
reception to his three brid?., acd announced
to Mif3 0en that he had arranged for
wiyes in this ordei: Emily Spencer was
No. 1, Miss 0en wa No. 2, ami Julia
Spencer was No. " Mi Owen objected to
this succession. She claimed the right to
le No. 1, a3 Miles had promised her in
England ehe should he. She consulted
with the magnates of the Church and they
sat down on her. Then and thereehe made
up her mind that if she could not be Jo. 1,
Emily Spencer, the real No 1, should have
a very lively time of it, and she com
menced operations at the reception to
which we have alluded. Miles carried out
his programme and introduced the three
candidate fcr marmge. Emily as 2so. 1,
Owen as No. 2, and Julia as No. 3, never
noticing that there was blood in the eye of
No. 2, and that she was bracing up for a
scene net laid down in tbe programme.
Durin" the evening some of tne younger
and more frisky Mormon wanted to have-
a dance, and asked Miles to reque-t a third
of his wife to preside at the piano. Miles
singled out Emily Spenc-r, and she took
her place upon the stool. Meanwhile a gay
young Mormon, who evidently had mis
chief in him, aked Owen to play. This
gave her the coveted opportunity. Spen
cer had just commenced the in
troduction to a waltz, and the eager
Mormons were waiting for the tempo, when
Owen went up to the piano acd aked No.
1 to rtep down and out. No. 1 paid no
heed to the request, and No2 repeated it a
little more emphatically. No. 1 kept on
with the waltz without condescending to
notice her. Owen drew off in approred
style, struck out from the shoulder, and
Spencer went off the stool, lbere was as
much consternation in the giddy throng
as when the "cannon's rear" wa heard,
amid the "beauty and chivalry of Belgium's
Cspitsl." Owen commenced where Spen
cer left off and finished the tune, but the
dance was not a success. It grieves us to
state that Spencer was a timorous lady
and went off into a corner and cried.
Miles rallied to her defence in good or
der, and commenced to expostulate with
Owen, who immediately struck another
belligerent attitude. Miles stayed not up
on the order of his going, but lit out, evi
dently aware that "hell hath no fury
like a woman scorned." Then there was a
calm after the storm, and things went along
smoothly enoujh until it was time lor
refreshment. As the reception was given
to the three ladies, it was in order for No. 1
to sit at the head of the table. When the
company had gathered in the refreshment
room Owen made a brief address to the
crowd. She was aware that ts a matter of
etiquette Emily Sencer would sit at the
head of the table, but she felt it nicessary
to make a elight infringement upon the
conventional forms fche accordingly
would take the head teat, and if Emilv
Spencer or any other Emily, or John Miles
or any other John, desired to remove her
from it, she hoped they would feel fiee to
undertake the little job without any further
delay Emily, who was already satisfied
with the affair at the piano, made no pro
test, and John Miles, who had lied, was not
there. The rest of the company offered no
objection, and so the motion was carried
unanimously. It was Osren's night, and
for one evening, at least she was No. 1.
Some three weeks afterwards the mar
riage ceremonies occurred. Emily Spencer
was first married. Owen contentid to be
No. 2, and was married ; and Julia would
have come in as No. 3 had it not been for
Miles' sudden engagement to go to the pen
itentiary. As our lady readers may be in
terested to know the details of tbe toilette
of a Mormon bride, we give Owen's own
account of Emily Spencer's costume. She
says: "I saw Emily Spencer in the Endow
ment Houe when Mills was there. She
had on a robe, cap, apron and mocasins,
the regular endowmentdress. The robe was
two yard wide, gathered on the shoulder
and "waist. There is also a sash. The
apron consi-ts of nine fig-leave ol gren
silk. The moccasins were of linen. This
regalia is worn by the bride at the sealing
cere-nony." After tbe marriage, Miles
took special delight in taunting Owen with
the fact that she was a No. 2. He kept it
up with great assiduity. Owen bided her
time and it socn came. Miles wa arrested
for polygamy, and it is O'cn's testimony
that has pent him to the penitentiary. Poeti
cal justice would have condemned the per
fidiou Milesio continue living with h.s
three wives. In comparion with the pos
sibilities -KHiessed by Owen for making his
home lively and interesting, the peniten
tiary would stem like Paradii-e.
J. A. It.
He "Vutircs the Charge or llrthcry
Preferred by I"sser. and Stiimliaiisli.
and Pay III- Compliment to That
((electable Pair He Cliallenscs
Tli cm to Their Proof", and Jtramls
Them ax I.iar and Calumniator.
It appears from a statement in the Tope
ka Cummoniccalth, that Eggers and Stum
baugh are still at Washington, investigat
ing. It appears further, that having failed
by such evidence as was taken by the To
peka "tmelling committee," and such cal
umnies and slanders aj were manufactured
by the K. C Time?, to put ingalls on trial
for bribery and corruption, they now set
forth in an additional memorial which has
been referred to a Senate committee, that
that other members of the House, besides
Hosack, Ravbill and the other members
first incriminated "contaminated their fin
gers with bise bribes," and received for
their votes as follows : James, of Wyan
dotte.Sl.OOO; Greevcr,of Wyandotte, 5500;
fcichards,S400; Billard, S500 ; Hamilton,
several hundred; J. A. Blickman, several
I do not know whit James, Greever,
Richard, and the others, thick about this
statement. As for myeelf, I do not like it
in ihe least.
That wilh which I am charged is a sin
againjt the laws of the country and the
What is of still greater consequence to
me, I could not have sold my vote either
for several hundred dollars or several hun
dred cents, without sinning grievously
against my own self-respect. I would rath
er be charged with offending against the
enactments of
than rgalnst that sense of rectitude which
should be the governing principle of every
person fit to represent a civilized constitu
ency in the halls of legislation.
The amount which I am charged with
getting is stated in terms altogether too in
definite. If I received money for my vote
I would like to know the exact amount.
In order to use this money to the best ad
vantage, I should certainly know how much,
at least within a hundred dollars or so,
there i, or was, of it. It is also due to
others who may be interested in the matter
of commercial politics, to know definitely
how muchexactlythatroteof mine brought
io the Senatorial market.
Several hundred is icferentially less than
one thousand I do not like to have it go j
forth that I sold myself for lees than James, I
of Wyandotte, granting it to be true that
and being a Democrat, had more to sacri
fice in voting for Ingalls than I had, who
am a Republican.
For the purpose of carrying on thi
mawkish prosecution against Ingalls, it
seems to be necessary that these political
harpies should defile the characters of as
many of their legislative associates as pos
sible. But why should I, out of the sixty
odd members who supported Mr. Ingalls,
be "listed" as one of the few who voted for
pay ? Did the circumstances under which
I voted, in the estimation of these persons,
warrant a suspicion that I might hare been
bought? This might be inferred, even by
persons too fair-minded and charitable to
believe the story true, until proved.
in forcer Kansas Senatorial elections. It
may be said, perhaps, that its employment
in such elections has been the rule rather
than exception. The average Kansas voter
has been habituated as it were, to believe,
suspect, and be most easily convinced, that
any charge, however manifestly disiafiecu-
os, lapbfaiaR the integrity of aayrepre-
uvw-aa ism msner ot a
oped to fUilain it. Still, it is likely to
linger in the memories of men, acd to be
called vividly ta mind, particularly should
the individual charged ever Le again a
candidate for office.
But that which worries me the most,
which most perplexes me in this matter, is
the fict that nothing in my prefect or past
financial status gives the least assurance
that the storY can be true. Where are
those several hundreds of dollars? My
pocseicooK says -not nere. '
for the last four or five month. It does
not answer tbe question what has been
done with so much monej? Untortanatelv
mv standing with those whom I owe has
not been improved to any extent that
would imply the receipt on my part of
several hundred dollars. To thus have
the blame and tbe name of a mean dishon
orable action, and nothing comi.enatory in
the way of "game," is proverbially a mis
fortune ot the lirsl class.
Now, I hope my friends in this county,
and everywhere lje, will believe me to be
entirely candid and truthful, and not a whit
less gingerly than I ought to be, when I
assert, as I hereby do, that Eggers and
StHmbaugh, in setting forth that they have
proof that l received several hundred dol'
lars lor my vole tnat l received even so
much a3 one cent for my vote, have wil
fully, deliberately, outrageously lied.
There is so i-koof
to that effect either direct or Indi
rect, circumstantial or presumptive,
and they know it. I brand them
as liars, villainou calumniators. Now
then, let them produce the proof or wear
the brand.
I am willing, jea desirous, since my
political integrity is thus reproached, that
all my votes, all my actinn in the Legis
latune, and particularly in the Senatorial
contest, be subjected to the most rigid scru
tiny. I went to Topeka with my mind
pretty well made up to vote either tor Col.
Phillips or Ingalls. Geo. T. Anthony and
his friends claimed the Leavenworth coun
ty delegation, solid, he being a Leavenworth
county man. I did not ward Mr. Anthony
for Senator, neither did the great
majority of my Republican constituents.
As between Phillip and Ingalls
my preference was slightly for the former.
In the outset of the balloting, when the
measure of the strength of the several
candidates began to be taken, I saw that
Mr. Phillip could cot be elected. I voted
for him once or twice in the Republican
caucus, I might have continued so to do
and landed at last in an any-thing-to-beat
ciuc is a lort cf politician's conspiracy
to defeat the will of the people, very com
monly sprung in these latter times, and
which has
as I think in Kansas politics within the
last few years. Into such an arrangement
with bitter personal and political hostility
to Ingalls for its animu, and with no pos
sibility of the least advantage to Phillips
in it, I could not, and would not, as a
friend of both those gentlemen, allow my
self to be drawn. I decided therefore to
vote for Ingalls, which I did consistently
from the first ballot to the last. The next
day after the election I saw Senator Ingalls
just as he was about to depart for Wash
ington or eleewhere; he took me by the
hand and thanked me for my support,
and from what he further said
it is quite likely that he would not stand in
my way, should Gen. Fremont's Arizona
inter ocean plan become a success, and I
should apply fur the portion of Collector at
any new port of entry that might thereupon
be established.
Now as to the investigation and the in
vestigators: There is a clap of people,
who, being themselves utterly destitute of
principle, consciou that aU their own
actions are prompted by base and selGsh
motives, are prone to believe upon the
slightest cause that others are as deep in the
moral mire as they. Again, there is acla?s
of reop'e liable to be so carried away by
partisan feeling, .'hat they will
sror at ifornixo
to compass prty succes or alleviate the
chai;riu of party defeat. In this I have
pretly nearly stated all that was the matter'
with the ami Ingalls investigators of our
State Legislature. Some of them had
private grief to avenge (Clark, Miller and
and Eggers, for example), who were fore
most in the movement. Some wanted to
levy blackmail, and the Kansas City
Times was their lying mouth piece.
Siumbaugh is a graduate in that school
of venality and rarclity, the Pennsylvania
Legislature, and cast his vote as might be
expected for S. C. I m-roy. Some possi
bly had no better motive than the enjoy
ment of an investigating trip to Washing
ton at the public expense; but what ailed
the most of them was the exasperation of
defeat which nothing but the humiliation
or downfall of the successful candidate, to
be accomplished a they hoped through in
vestigation, could possibly allay. The in
vestigation was raied ostensibly as a blow
at bribery and corruption, and as a needed
vindication of private honor. What a
a farce! What ridiculous hypocrisy, with
Pomeroy and Sid. Clark at the bottom of
it all.
I will now jut add this: If thoe who
are scrupulous and honorable in official ac
tion are to be charged with crookedness
and corruption, indiscriminately with the
vilest and the most corrupt, is it to be ex
pected that the public service will long re
main in the hands of those who are actu
ated by a belief that honesty is the best pol
icy. J. A. 15.
LoriXG, May 10, 1S70.
Stanley and Hazen have been ordered
to their respective commands.
Speaker Randall thinks that CoDgres3
will not adjourn before July.
A fire at Chico, California, Friday
night, destroyed two block in the business
portion of the town.
Very severe weather during the pat
week threatens the universal destruction of
the silk worm in Italy.
Subscription to the 4 per cent refund
ing certificates since yelerday's report,
S774.S30. Total to date !I5,S03,000.
The double breaker and a saw-mill, at
Htzleton, I'., owned by Pardee & Co.,
burned. Los3 $25,000; insurance 12,000
Betting on Derby 50 to 1 against Lo
rillsrd's Uncas. Charibert is the favorite
at 90 to 2 Elf King is placed last at 600,
George W. Bonney, formerly proprie
tor of the United States Hotel, at Buffalo,
New York, probably fatally shot himself
There is no truth in the report that
Mr. Halstead, editor of the The Vommrcial
has written a play. The story is supposed
to be a practical j ike by some New York
Captain Lincoln, of the Tenth Infan
try, and not Captain Law ton, of the Fourth
Cavalry, shot a soldier of tbe Twenty
Second Infantry at Fort Griffin, Texas, for
The House Committee on Foreign Af
fairs has authorized Mr. Wilson to report,
wilh favorable recommendation, his joint
resolution of Ap'il 12. providing for furth
er treaty nt&otiatiocn with Mexico.
General Sherman says that the mili
tary affairs were never so well arranged in
Ihe west as now and General Shertdon has
reduced everything to an admirable acd ef
fective system.
Senator Edmunds of Vermont intend
to take his family to Europe at thelose of
the extra session of Congress. They will
pas some time at German springs for the
benefit of Mrs. Edmunds' health.
The horrors of famine are again
threatening northern India. In Cashmere,
the latest report says the provision supply
would hardly last a wetk, while co ade
quate arrangements for relief existed.
The duke of Medina Cell, who died
yesterday, was, accompanied by his wife,
shooting on his estate, when hi3 gun was
accidentally discharged, acd the contents
lodged in his abdomen. He died in a few
Ex-State Senator J. B. Cornish, of New
Jersey, convicted of conspiracy to defraud
the country of $10,000. acd J. H. Sseeny,
ex-Chief of Police of Phillipsburg, con
victed of raising county bills, were each
sentenced to one year in the State's prison.
Victor Hoso writes to a Lausanne
newspaper on the question of the re-estab-liabisc
to tU death aaaalty, which 'a now
ssi mmsw aomaia
President of Switzerland, is reported. He
was one of the Geneva arbitrators, and hi
services on our side on that occasion were
acknowledged by a h&ndoine t?rvice of
plate voted him by Ccngresz.
The Emperor of Germany is getting
much better in health than at Wiecbaden.
His celebration of his golden wedding will
be very quiet. Of all the European poten
tates, only the Czir. the Emperor's nephew.
and Prince Fredrick of the Netherlands,
his brother-in-law, will be present.
The American correspondent of The
London Times is Mr. Joel Cook", one of Mr,
G. W. Child's etsff on the The Ltdgr of Pnil-
aueipma. .ur.vooicreceivesirom j.ne j.tmef,
it is said, an annual salary of 1,000 in
cold or 55 000. He also has a comforta
ble salary from The Ledger.
Ruaia ha communicate her evacua
tion programme, showing ll.it the evacua
tion will be completed Lelcre the end ol
July. Other advices confirm the foregoing.
There is a general movement of Russian
troojis. thus removinjr all doubts of the
loyalty of Russia's intentions.
Waddington, the French premier, has
accepted the proposal of England and Aus
tria that the ambassadors at Constantino
ple ehall proceed by separate mediation in
Greek question instead of by a conference,
provided the other cabinets 3gree to it.
The preliminary steps will commence im
mediately. In political circles here it is under
lood that in case Secretary Sherman con
ients to run for Governor of Ohio on the
Republican ticket", Thurman will accept the
Democratic 'nomination. Some of Thur
man's friends assert that he will run
whether Sherman is nominated or not, in
order to save the State to the Democrats.
Tha Rusian covernment is determin
ed that somebody shall be punished tor the
recent incendiary fire. Seventy persons
have been arrested in Orenburg on suspic
ion of some connection with the fiery con
spirators there, and a arrest b about equiv
alent to conviction they will doubtless be
dead or on their way to Siberia in a very
few days.
Durins the prosresi of a thunder
storm Thursday evening at Fredericksburg,
Indiana, Samuel Durrill and Josiah Mour
ning, two young men who had been work
ing in a field and had taken refuge under
a large sycamore tree, were struck by
lightning and instantly killed. Mourning
was knocked into .the river and Durrill was
found setting up against a tree.
A fire at Montague, 'Michigan, Friday
night destroyed the Montague curtain roller
and handle factory, dry and kiln acd ware
house, a large barn filled with machinery
and a large quantity of lumber, all owned
by a stock company, and also the boarding
house owned by D. C. Oien. The loss of
the factory and other building of the com
pany iS20,000; inured for S15.000. The
house loss is S1.000; in9iiracce
The University of Michigan, which was
represented at the Paris exposition by a
large number cf exhibits relative to the
method of teaching, is the recipient of a
diploma awarded for excellency in art.
Only two other institutions of learning in
this country received similar honors, tiie
rvaval Academy at Annapolis and Harvard
The students of Dartmouth College, N.
If , sent a written apology to the faculty for
their recent conduct. President Bartlett
informed them to-day that the expelled
students would be received back in regular
standing. The young men who were held
under the pump threaten a criminal prose
cution of their assailants if the faculty does
not mulct punishment.
The case of the Indian girl from Sagi
naw, .Mien., against the estate ol Wni
Jlowry, at Pittsburgh, suddenly came lo a
stop by the illnessof one of the jurors, Hon.
Wm. H. Armstrong, of Lycoming county.
The defense claim they will prove that all
the wild young men Irom the Mates had
squaws, and that this woman wa never
regarded as jlowry s wife; that he repudi
ated her several time, etc.
A dispatch from Victoria, Briti-h
Columbi?, siys : The steamship California,
from Ala-ka, arrived this morning. She
reports all itiiet at Sitka. Six of ihe crew
of the war steamer Alaska, lying at anchor
in the hrbor, attempted to desert a few
days agby swimming ashore, having firu
donned Iife-preerver. They were tracked
by Indian runners and captured.
The trial for the disbarment of Jtidde
Cole has been set in the United States Cir
cuit Court, at Des Moines, for next Tuesday,
acd it wa suppo-ed that the meeting of
the State Bar Association would take action
as a body in regard to it. But no express
action wa taken. The counsel to conduct
the pnwecution arc Mesrs. Lsne. Trimble,
Cutts, Oilman, Clark, Cook and Springer.
The counsel for Judge Cole will be F. W.
Lenmann and R. 11. Cummens, of Des
Moines, and W. J. Knight, of Dnbuqne.
Here is a story anent the exodtn
which is very pat: A merchant in Jack
son, Miss, was explaining to an old col
ored man that it was very unwie for him
to go to Kansas, because it wa a bleak.
cold country, and the winters entirely too
severe for a tropical race. Mar J one,
aiked the old fellow, "ain't di Kansas dey
are talkin' about what dey ued to call
'Bleediu' Kansas'?" The merchant, of
course, said it wa. "Well, den," said the
old uncle, "wasn't you white folk. fightin'
once because you wanted to take us nig
gers to Kansa when we wa yo' propertj?
I reckon 'taint no colder for u now dan
when we was property. You was mighty
pertic'Ier about yo' property in dem days '.
Eyah, yah ! "
The two member of the Houe com
mittee on appiopriation who are exp?cted
to go over to the Republicans acd enable
them to bring in the regular appropriation
bills alter the legislative bill shall have
been vetoed are Wells of Misouri and
Blount of Georgia. Mr. Well has been
opposed to all the Democratic agitation of
political questions in Congress. He was
oppod to the extra session. He regards
the effect of the agitation which ha been
kept up during the past two months a dis
astrous to the Democratic party, and wants
it stopped. Nearly all the Georgia dele
gation are in favor of voting supplies in
the usual way, and Mr. Blount i with
Stephen and the rest on thi question. He
has not had any heart in the agitation
which the hotheads ol his party cave been
An Old Story Worked Over.
New York, May 17. The Denver A
Rio Grande Railroad Company subscription
closed to day at coon. There were over
10.OQO.000 bonds subscribed for. at 00 cents.
Only five millions were asked and the sub
scriptions will be scaled down to that
amount. Gen. Palmer, the President of
the road, states that this sum will be nsed
to complete the line from Canon City to
Leadville and Ten Mile, one hundred and
fifty miles from Alamosa, westward, to the
San Juan mines, two hundred and ten
miles, and from Alamosa, southward, to
Albuquerque, inew Mexico, two hundred
and fifty miles. The recent decision
of the United States Supreme
Court give them a prior right of locating in
the grand canon of the Arkansas river,
and on all the other routes named in the
charters. The grand canon of the Arkan
sas is the one practicable route for a railroad
to .Leadville, except acres. tne mountain
ranges, lni win ename mun to complete
the road to that point by September first,
by using the road bed already graded by
the A., T. & S. F. R. K. Co., prior to the
decision of the Supreme Court. Whether
they pay for grading or not will be ad
judged in the United States Courts. They
expect to complete the other lines within a
Two Eminently Itepcetable Yoon:
3Ien or Pettis Comity. 3II-onri
Kettle an Old tirndsc V.ith Piftol
Sedaua, May 17. About eight o'clock
this morning, a fatal shooting affair occur
red about seven miles north of this city
The parties were a young man named
Claib Lowry, son of Judge Wm. Lowry,
aged twenty years, acd Bird Smith, aged
twenty-two, son of Col.D. Smith. The
parties are both of emicectly respectable
families acd have always stocd well in this
county. There hsj been an old grudge
between the parties for over a year, and
yesterday morning they met on the road,
young Ssmith being in a wagon with his
brother, and Lowry on horssanct-.
Lowry but one, which misjed. One of
Smith's ehots took effect in Lowry right
groin, passing through his body and coming
out near his bickbone; another passed
through hi leg, through the ssddle and
into the hore. Lowry tell from his horse
and Smith jumped into hi wagon and
drove elf. Lowry will not live till morn-
Tranhir nt Wa-.!itinriie College Kc
tv.een tin Kaeiiltj- mid Student.
The 3Iau"lVlio i. Supposed tobeJSr.
Costello-. 3Iurderer.
TorEKt, May 17. Seven students at
Washburne College abisnted themselves
from class yesterday and coming into this
city induced others who reside the city to
remain away. They then enjoyed their
holiday as they wished, returning in the
evening. Yesterday,- two of them, the
supposed instigator of the spree, were ex
elled and requested to quit the college
before Monday by Dr. McVicker, president
of the college. The othtr five were rein
slated until further notice from the faculty.
All are indignant and these suspended
have left the fchool and say they will not
return. There are tome forty boarders at
the college.
A man, giving his name a Andersor,
was arrested last night in Csrhondale and
brought here this morning. He is sup
posed to be the murderer of Mrs. Castello,
at Easton, and answers the description very
well, save that his beard is short and shows
no gray. When arrested he wore eeveral
suits of clothes of good quality, and had a
dirk knife, which he attempted to ne. He
claim to be a druggist from Western
Virginia and appears very much afraid of
being lynched if he is taken to Leaven
worth county. A constable from Easton is
espected to-night to indentify him.
Ten boiler-makers on the Santa Fe who
asked an increase of wages from $250 to
C;2 90 per day were discharged. The others
who are older men in the employ of the
company are not affected.
Brick romercy Is to lecture In Kansas.
Measles have broken out anions the col
ored people In Topeka.
The Greenback editors and publishers are
to have a meeting lu Kmporlu on tho '-V.li
Oswego has aGro engine and a fire com
pany, aud are Just completing a Iare city
Hon. Geo. A. Crawford will deliver the
Decoration address at ILixter Springs on the
30th lust.
The 1'ealKxIy (iazttte says the County At
torney of I larper county receive the enor
mous salary Ol Si 25 per annum.
The new Masonic hall nt Xewton is to lw
completed by July Is. Tho corner s'.oue Is
to be laid on the -Stli of this month.
The Columbus Courier says that Van
Ilennett and Col. Ilal'owell are to address
the settlers at Cherokee on the 1th Saturday
In this mouth.
Robert Best, charged with the shooting of
Mr. Dodge, of Emporln. recently, was arrest
ed on thell'.h lust, and lodged In Jail.
The Cowley County ".Weekly Telegram be
gins l"s .-venth .o!ume with a new pros
aud an Increase In size. We are pleased In
deid to know of our neighbor's prosperity.
tVants It Called by Its Itlslit Xante.
(otumbns Courier, 15
Another mnnlerou Short Creek. Make It
murder In the flr-t degree a few times and see
if this thing won't stop.
Wheat in Iais Comity.
Junction City Tribune, 13.)
C. K. Marron has brought ns a bund'e of
Early May wheat, two and a half fet high.
ii l't SepU-mber, gathered honi his
wheat lit J May lu
Change or Time.
IKmporia News, 1 1 1
A new time card went Into eirect on thcM.
K. A T. rallroid, Sunday. The train now
gtcs north at 1-. 51., nearly nn hour earlier
than heretofore, aud south at a 51 A . M.
enlarged and Improved.
Tho Emporia llrcenbackcr has been enlarg
ed to an eight column paper and has had Its
iiamp-linii?t-d. It I now to be known as
tlm .X'ltionil Era, S. X. Wood, editor aud pro
prietor. Abilene Infe-ted.
Abilene Is Infested with thieves. T-io -zrtle
says the city was never n full of thleven,
cut-throat anil robMrsalt Is to-dav. The
prevent ixillce force Is a good ine, Lnt they
canuot lie on duty day and night.
X Itooni For Them
lAlnk'iif Gazette, 1C 1
It has has been decided that AM It-no will
glvo to the colored refugees liberally, but
that wo have no rwm fora car load or more,
ns this community has u preponderance
of labor over capital now.
Talk or Water Works.
(Abilene Gazette, IS. J
There is some talk of waterworks at Abil
ene. Ills estimated that their construction
would not cost to exceed four thousand dol
lars hlch Is not much above the price of a
Ilrst-cLiss engine.
The Konglas County ItoniN.
Lawrence Tribune, 1G.1
There Is to bean election in Clinton Town
ship on Tuesday. May 'Tth, lo vote Yes or
No on the question o' eomproralslm: th
bonds vot'd to CarlKindule Kallroad Co , at
the rata of fifty cents on the dollar.
A Wain
(Sabetha cor. Seneca Courier, 1C.(
Samuel Magill. while riding over the prai
rie the other day, came across a little girl
plainly cld. supposed to be aboat two years
old, but can't tnlK enough to tell her story
whethershe has wandered from a good homt?
or been deserted by her parents.
The People are Cettinz Tired.
IColnmbus Courier, 15.J
If men will nso shot guns, revolvers and
bowle knives on the least provocation, let
them abide by the consequences. The peo
ple are tired of psylng money to prosecute
criminals for the littlw amusement tney have
In shooting one another.
Tin A. A. X.
tchIson Patriot, IB J
Ihe A. A X. folks mean busings'. The
road Is sure to be speedily extended from
Lincoln to Columbus. As a preliminary
step a little fund of 521.0CO for a itglnnlng In
the matter was set aside yesterday.
ood Wheat.
Columbus Courier, 15. J
We have on our table a sample ol wheat
sown on the SOth day of last Auznst, meas
uring four feet In length. There are sixty
acres of this wheat, near this ci'y, owned by
Cal Johnson, one of the popular conductors
on the Gulf road.
ISuslness at Valley falls.
Valley Falls Xew Era, I7.
last Saturday was a field day at the depot.
Fourteen cars of stock and five cars of grain
and merchandise were shipped, and eight
cars or goods received. In thealternoon six
trains were at the depot st once and every
lneh of side track was Jammed full.
Increase In Valuation.
Holton Recorder, 15. J
Mr. A. Itobertl, af ssssor of Franklin town
ship, Informs us that upon the assessment of
this township there was tC3,'H1 about I art
Increase over last year; while on city prop
erty the asfes-ment was 510,229, or about
Jll.tXiO Increase over last year.
An Klopcment.
(America City Cor. Seneca Courier, 15 J
Oar quiet little town has experienced a
sensation In the way of an elopement of a
married man and a yonnz girl of this place.
Uoth parties are well-known In the commun
ity. The atfalr has caused great Indignation
on tho part ot relatives and friends of both
Ilridzinjr. the Vermillion.
(Cor. Seneca Courier, 16.
Tbe Commissioners of Pottawatomie county
appropriated $250 to build a bridge across the
Vermillion creek at America Clt". on the
Daralel road between Nemeha and I'ottawat
omle counties, expecting tbe,commls:oners
of emana county to appropriate a luce
Every thins Lively In Sumner County.
Caldwell Post, 13 1
Xot a vacant bouse In town. Tents orna
ment the prairie on all sides in tbe Imme
diate vicinity of town, with goods stored
may in tbern. waltlnz the erection ot
houses. Tbe hotels are crowded to their ut
most capacity, while all other thlnn hear a
business aspect-
The K.C-, I.
I otins aldlo the exteiiMi-n orih-K C, L.
IAS?., road have been favor tt to tho road.
.' nrt work U bf-lns vtcolouslv ltushcd lowanl
Wlnlleld, which city I txprcttil o liavf
railroad connection with Independence by
'oeiul'r I-t lU'.it. TnN n! orw-ns up
rich secth.a w country, and wiil Urely in
crease the buine?s of the road
31r!uii County Wheat,
ires body Gazette, :6 1
The latter part of la-t week. Mr. J. K.
lllcock. residing Ju-t forth of tht city, sent
us In two samples of whoa which we think
wetc good as Is generally fonn-t at this sea-
son ot the year. Oaewa-, a s mpie ot i.m
Mev.rown Mpt. is?. 1ST-.', and wss three tee:
in height unit headed out: the other was a
ssmpie of White Wi-consln. sown the fln-t
week in September last, and was 2 feet an l f
Inches in he'giit. t!n:h had a reiuarkab.y
Hue and healthy loot:.
School Airsirs.
-eneca Cou ter, is J
Knr.t. Wotis li.s-s called a meeting of all
u-iinoi ntll'-iTs In Xenn.Ua county, to beheld
at the Court House In Seneca, on Saturday,
May SI, at 10 o'clock A. M. toadvioin tue
.. ..i. ..i....ii...i i.r u n,ilfi,rn r!es
mailers ui nit hui-i'iiuh -h ..............
of text-books for use lu the scIhm's of .Nema
ha county. THIS action is iminj ; auu .c
liopethe nncting Will be largely attended.
Tho adoption of serisof books that mn-'
lwii-ed for the next rive 5 cars is a matter of
great importance.
A Significant Call.
Cswcgo Independent, IT J
Thorn will w a meetlnz of the Labette
i-nnnir Anil-HorseTIilef Association held at
the College Hill school houe, on mile west
of Oswego, on Satnnlay. the 21th of May.
at aociocK i-. 3i. iiiouujrvfcut me iuiu.
captnre of thieves and tlm recovery of stolen
properly. i.ei ci) umn .. ..- ..... j -
Presented b- delegates. By order of tbe
association. , ,
, x ics.ucu..
Ntatc-llilitla Officers.
Topeka Commonwealth. 17.1
rv, T?rni-ii has made the following cp-
rolntraents for the First Urglment Ka&sss
State Militia:
t.rwtn iir. nillelev. Ottawa Kllle-: Assls-
tantSurgeon, Dr. Ward, Manhattan K'tles;
n ..... n rnnl'ln Tni ITnlfotl l.lfls:
Adjutant, Lieutenant Tucaer, Seneca HI He;
Chaplain. iv. - - -tu'j"ui ..&...
The Hospital Stewanl will be appointed by
Surgeon GUIeley.
.. . .. .I... r ..- Tm...1i Tlll.u.rtlt
liptain l'nniuui.oi mr uiuimt, .. ....- .
appoint a Sergeant Major.
A Terrible Ieatlt in Iteno Couiitj.
Hutchison Interior, 15
M'reirret to learn that Martin Carter, an
old and highly respected citizen of this coun
ty, came to his death last Friday by the sud
den caving of a well which he with others
wasdlgging. It appears that tho well had
been sunk to a considerable depth, and bav
in" passed through a bed of sand, the work
.u., tMfime nneasv remarking that he con
sidered It unsafe. Wnereupon .Mr. Carter
himself went down anil proceeded to won;.
... ..t.n limn hnuruvur li.. miltu.1 .nil
in a verj auuu ....v, w.. ......
those looking down from above saw his face
... ln..nn nll. Ilu WU. ftlV.n.l V I 111.
treacherous sand to thedepth of atKMit seven
m. . .. . .....! .... 1 I.. .1... A , ...... m
but it was about 11 o'clock at night liefore
.i. i. 1. .i.nu uvrrirarnl. Thlt Is ii tun! nn
fortnnate occurrence aud by it Heno Center
IOSeS Olie Ol lltiutl unsni.n-mt'tLinrn
and tbe community at large a valuable luem-
IK-roratlon lay at Fort l.cacnortIi.
Holton Itecorder.J
Tiianinniiwiriiir the I'resbvterlan StindAV
ci.rw.i iinrA romnleted arrangements for a
grand railroad excursion from Holton to
Fort Leavenworth and the city, on r ruisy.
May 10, IsTS, to'whlcb. all are Invited to at
tend. A picnic dinner wilt lie had In the
beautiful groves at the rort, and nn oppor
tunity given all to witness the decoration of
. . .nu In I tin. tnrf lutll&turSl' nn (hilt
ilay. be en carhave leu chartered -tlie
.. -a M. -- ll.hltnn nt l?r,ln Ith ifeti,! dtlid
from ValUy Kails ami Winchester to arrlv
. w . .. .. .. A 1 1"! I Ullil rIII lulltru lit!
return trip at about 4 o'clock p.m. Thos
destrlns to attend to buniness will haw
. ... .. I.. .l.t..l. tn.l.t.k 1-u nHrn. ...
amine mn" i..., ............ ... ,-...,.- ...
.. .' . . ..... ......1 t-l.. nrlll 1... l Kl U-..I.
llCKeis lor in-- iwuuu i- " ."v ..i ...
John Iavis, Eq., will take charge op the
train on iiihi uy. nu wucim n, i.uiiitiu
aud punching tickets.
One or .loll ii Itron n's I'istols.
Topeka Commonwealth, 17 1
Mr. E. II. Gregg has deioslted with tLe
State Historical Society a John Iirowu pistol.
It Is a Colt's navy revolver, which was car
ried by Captain Iirowu In Kansas during the
troubles. When young Ilarelay Copplc
joined In the Harper's Ferry eXeilItlon Cap
tain ISruwii gave the pItol to him, and he
carried It to, and brought It away on his s
cape through Pennsylvania. He kep. It in
his po'sess.on until he came to Knuasin
ISSl.andJoInedtbeThIrd hAnsas ltegiment
under Montcomei V. Copplc then cave tin
pistol to Asa I!oersock. one of his Ioa
companions who Joined tho regiment with
him. Copplcsoou after Joining tbe regiment
rturceil io iov.a on nrniainj; service
I'.imlni' back with six recruiis. ho was kill, d
at the 1'latto HIver bridge massacre
in Misfcou'l. I.ll II. Gieg'j was one
of theslx recruits AftT burying Copplc at
rort Leavenworth, he Joined the Third K-si-ment,
and served In I" and in Ihe Tenth,
with which It was consolld ited, tnrouzh the
war. lleing familiar with ttm history or tMs
pltol. he purchased it of K-iwersock as n
sallied memorial of llrown and Copp'r, and
It has tt-en In his poss.ssion since ls-,1.
Mr. Gregg has also presented tottie HMor
leal Society a photo of Albert southwiek.the
ouly survlorof the partv ol four ineu whom
Quantrlll, lu 1-GJ. lneiled Iroui Kauas in
to Missouri at Walker'", near Hickman'
Mills, in Jacksou county, to entice some
stavis to escape, and whow-re lietraycd by
(.Jniiitrlll, and all killed except sintliuici.
ihe names nt those who were killed wie
Llpsey, Kill and Morrison.
The Soldiers and settlers.
lUxler Sprlugs Times 15 1
Last Saturday Col. Geo. F. Towle, of the
1'Jlli Infantry, arrived In our city by the
evening with Lieut. Thos 1". Hobln-
son, and thirty-five men of Compuny K,of
the 15th Inf.iitry, with instructions to enter
upon the lands of the Quipaw strip and pre
vent any settlements or impro inenLs be
lug made upon the same. Prior to I lie. arri
val of thetroops,.Col. lliadley. of Sheridan's
ststl, MaJ. Hsley of Gen. Pope's stair had ar
rived at "the front," and were engaged in
making an inspection of the situation. Col.
Towle has established Ills headquarters at
the"Comrulsary"bul'dliiglii tha Territory,
three mllis south of town, and moled Lu
command down yesterday uiorulug.
A hue mass meeting was held at the court
house Tuesday evenimr. The hull was
crowded to lis utmost capacity by citizens
irom i ominous ami an parts or ine sotilii
half of the county some men coming Utteeii
and twenty miles to attend the meeting.
Constitution and by-laws of the "Oklahoma
Settler Colon," suil a series of resolutions
expreslseof tho sentiments of the (eopl
were adopted by tbe meeting, alter which
stirring addresses were u.ale by u number
of gentlemen.
The spirit manifested at this meetlngshows
trie people io im thoroughly imve and m
earnest In reference to the settlement of the
Territory. While the authority of the mv-
ernrnent will beresjiected to the extent of
uiscountenancing the committing ot over
acts, or Interference with the military aud
Its authority, yet me people are Ue ermlned
to lenve no stone unturned to a-ert what
they conceive lo be their rights under the
We are Inforrncsl tint four more companies
of Infantry and five companies of Cavalry
have receh ed marching orders for this place
and are enroute here. Our people say Itt
them come and the more of them the bet
ter. We'll have no trouble with the "boys
In bine." bur their presence vII not detr
our people from making use of every upper.
iuuiiv HMunutriuecaiiAe am the auvai.ee
on Oklahoma
Heavy Fire at Tliajer.
Thayer, (Neosho Co.) Headlight, 16 J
This morning, shortly after midnight, our
citizens were arou-.ed by the terrible cry of
Ore. Hurrying to the corner of Xecsboaven
ue and Preston street we discovered llames
Issuing from the rearofOeorge T. Itodds A
Co's two story frame store building. The fire
spread with remarkable rapidity even for a
frame building, tbe coal oil and other lntlam
ablemateriat adding to the .Intensity of the
heat, and almost Immediately the adjolnln
building, occupied byMr.Saxasa residence
and dry geods store was so completely en
veloped In flarnes that bis family bad barely
time to escape, saving nothing but a few
clothes they picked up In their hurried
niirut. Of course both buildings were burn
ed in less than an hour and a half. The
wind ws blowing from a little east of sonth,
and for a while there seemed no pioslble
chance of saving the Haldwln House, bnt by
a liberal use of uet salt on the roof aud euAl
side of the building It was prevented. Dodds
AZ ro. loss about !..fj on their iroods and f '
UjQ on their building, wilh $".,U Insurance
on all. Mrs. Sax loses about tG.Ot0 on the
stock of goods, with V,.U) insurance on the
stock and household good. Her loss on
household goods Is not lev, than ! 1,100, all of
which was completely iiurneu Tue oanu
lnzwasowned by A. Harris. K-vi.. of Cin
cinnati, and was not Insured. Our cltlzei.s
worked well to prevent tbe tire from spread
In ir.
The origin of tbe fire Is, and we presume
always will be. a mystery It commenced lu
the east side of the rear part ol IXdd' store.
The buildings were only three feet apart. Mr
Dodds Informs ns that he caielully lookid
through his premises late last night, and then
everything wasall right. There had been no
fire on the preral-es all day, which circum
stances confirm tbe relief ihat the fire was
the work ofsn Incendiary. Daring the pro
gress of tne lire several oiher buildings took
fire from tbe sparks, notably Peter Malone's
three hundred leet away, was discovered to
be burning, the fire having blown under tho
board walk and setting fire to the under of
tne noor.
The State examinations beings June nth
and end June UiU The Stale Xormal In
stitute begin lane 17, arid eteaea Jnne 13'n.
lli Btxli ;nntm IfnlaMim meat Jb
Juue2. The meetings will all be held in
theUit'verslty'bulldlngat Lawrence. The
followlcg regsrding tho supentitecdants
Convt n: ion will lie of interot:
().i sttirts for liiseusuna .
1. Arrangement, for formal Institutes.
Z. T-.i.e.-s meeting; where and when
to hold and bow tocordneiUi m.
3. Schl-lcwdIfflculUe-.
It is believed thatthere wll, U very inter
esting and enjoyable cducalluual meetings
Tnryhou!d be attended by ev ry 1 Ive teach
er in t'e State. Very lllorl rstcsof trans
portation have been se-ured over the differ
ent Hues of railriKid ver Wioie have our
te-acliers been f favored In t i-rr-ud.
On the Itth.lSIli andl6Ili o' j e.ronnd-trlptlelie-s.gond
until the ?.d ot I J same
month, will be for sate at two cents pjr mile,
atall vta wis on tli- Kmsas City. 1-orlrcott
.VGulf. and Ire Kansas City, Lawrence A
southern railroads
The Kanas Pacific and the Atchison, To-P-Sa
Sauui Ke r.iilricds. will rtnrn fte
allt sellers pajug full fire (rourceiils per
mile), ovtr lhe-e roads going io these meet
ings. Malt stations in Kansas, on Ihe line of the
Missouri, k'anvas .t Texas Railway, ticket
wlllbesold to Cannute and relnrn.on the
mi .ml lath, and -msl until the -'Otli ol
J uue. at one fur, or four cents per mile for
the round trip.
T..)iernuvInirriilI fareovcr the St Jo
seph J: DcnverCity Hallway will be returned
ireeoo pre-miii nieif lcihuv..- ..
berblplu the state Teechers Association.
Thai'antnil ltranph t'nlon Pacific. Alchl-
sou A Nebraska,and Kansas Central compa
nies Will return at oue-llllll lare. lencuers
who pay full mttsover these roads coming
to these meetings,
n-i.ui I miin ..., TTnnse. at LAwrence.wlll
charge teachers JL50 per day: and othergood
hotels In the cltv nave reuueeu mer ii
trom SI.1W to T5 cents per day. Kven lens
rates than thee have oeen secured at good
boarding houses. ...
Teachers and -urcrlntendents of fclico s, .
.. ,.....!,. Toeeimauvof vou at Lawre"ce.
Onrstlousof lmportaucetoall will be consider-
d. Let us ii ake this nn educational
meeting ot value to ourselves aim mo cmie.
Very respectlully yours.
rt-wntlve Committee, Stale Teachers' Asso-
ct.Uouo. Kansas.
The Moi'tiiis r the I'octors.
I Aichlon Chsmplon, 16.
At the reassemb'lng of the Society, yester
day niorning.at'jo'clock, the vexed question
of the State medical law came up again. The
discussion finally ended in theapproprlatiou
of J.W for the Hoard of Fjcamtners, and the
passage of a resolution that no fee for exami
nation should bj exacted from members of
the Society.
Dr. Fryer was appointed to deliver at the
next meeting or tho Society an address on
tho history of nadlcal delusions and quack-
The report of the nominating committee.
published lu yesterday's Champion, was cor
rected, so as to show tho election or Dr. W.
V. Cochrane as treasurer, and that the next
meeting would bo held at Leavenworth on
the second Tuesday In May, 1SS0.
Dr. Fryer ami the resident members of tbe
Society In Leavtnwortli were apr-oluud a
committee ol arrangements.
Dr. A. P. Tenney, or Atchison, was added
to the committee on nervous diseases.
Drs. John Gross, of independence, Swltzer,
ofSallua.and llendrlcksou, of Wichita, wero
appointed a committee on necrology.
Dr. Hunter was lntrcslueed as having had
experience In the ueRtmeut of yellow fever
l.st summer, bu nf .er a few words of Intro
duction yielded the lleor to Dr. McCully.of
lir. Mct'ully began by saying that It was a
mistake that yellow fever always had been,
and In coneiaence all. ays would be, con
fined to a soiitiieru latitude. It bad once ex
isted lulouiuctlcut:atoiie time It devastat
ed Philadelphia, aud sumeday it might pro
vail In Kansas.
Dr Ttsld.oC KinsisClty.spokonfsomeof
theneedsof tbe profl-isslou, especially of some
sulistliute lor opium.
lr. Irjer siKike upon, and Illustrated the
ns-sof the oplualmoscope In diseasesof re
fraction of tho eye.auit lu detecting the pres
ence ot congestion of the brain, and Hrlghl'd
disease of the kldnejs He also discussed
examinations of tbe ear by tbe aid of the
secii'um In cases of scarlet lever and auaht
gous disease.
I.r. wooiiward.of Olatlie, read a piper on
the remarkable case of the lale Msjor T. C
Howies, ol 'lathe. Illustrated by pathological
s,eeimis, which he donated lo the Society.
Tile following resolutlonwasreporttd from
the special committee. Dr. Tremalne, chulr-
j;rvlivtt. That, In theoplulonof tho Kan
sas .-.tale Medical Society, tho act to regulate
Ihe practice of meiltclnelu thentaleol Kan
sss, approved February S., ls;y. is wholly ln
ndiiiiiate lo properly prottct the peoplo
agains' i mDlrlcism.iind that further legisla
tion, in tuts dlr-ction is needed.
Ou motion of Dr. Thomas, of U'aven worth,
the hanks of the Society were tendered Dr.
Linley for the us., of Corinthian Hall, and
the clt Izens nf Atchison lor their hospitality.
At 1.' o'clock, noon, Ihe thirteenth annual
session of the Kansas State Medical Society
M Iioli-sali election of Directors.
Topeka Commonwealth, I,.
At the meetings of the stockholders of the
companiei earned below. Directors wero el
ect! d yesterday as fo lows:
Crie .t Chautauqua H K. fo- Directors:
Koss Hums, Pri-sldent; W.H. strong, Vlce
Pnsidint and General Manager: J. Guthrie,
JoiliMulvane, K. Wilder, Topeka; T. II.
HuTIer, Sedan; T. NIcKiron, Ai 'en Speare,
I'. W Pierce, lloston; J. HiifU-s, Elk Falls;
J. E. loung. Chicago.
Cowley, t-nmner A Ft. Smith IUtlroads
Company Directors: c. C. iiurr, l!otou.
President; W. H strong, Vice-President and
General Manager; Thos. NickerFon, I. T.
llurr, G. A. Nlckerson, noton;J. H. Mulvane,
i:os l;urns, To;eka; It. A Hamilton of llelle
Flalne; Jas. K, Platter, Wlnfleld; L. K My
ers, Wellington; C. K. Holliday, Topeka.
Mar'onA Mcpherson Hailroad Directors:
G. C. Ijord. Hoslon President; W. IS. Strong,
Vice 1'iesiilent and General Manager; Hohh
Hums .'. H- -Mnlvane, Topeka: r. Nlckerson
Joseph Nlckerson,!'. W. Pierce. Hordon; I,.
IlllliusH, H. C. (utile. Marion Center; J. tj.
Ha rues, O. Ilegeliiiid, McPherson.
K. C.T. . W. It I". Dliectors: T. Nick
eison, l'risldeiit; I. T. Hurr, Allien Speare, H.
S. Sleeper, It P. Cheney, ( . W. Pierce, U. B.
Wilbur, IWston: 1) L. Lskln, . It. Mulvane,
of Topeka. A. J. DuIMiarrisburg, Pa.; 1. w.
I.udtngton, Iiwreuce.
Arkans is alley Town Company Direc
tors: Allien spfre,lreHhient, 1. Nlckerson,
J. Nlckerson, I. T. Hurr. G. H. Wllbnr.K.
Itivmond. ItoKtnn: C. 11. Holmar, W.G. Dick
inson. II Wilder, Topeka.
vslciitta .t f. V. K. It. -Directors: I. T.
Ilnrr, President; T. Nlckerson, .1. Nlckerson,
slilen Speare. c. W. llerce.G. I". Wilbur. .
P Chen. y, Huston; W. Ii. strong, M II. Case,
K. Wilder, Topeka: M M. Murdock, J. It.
Meade, M. Kohu. Whlchlta.
Pleasant Hill A De fcoto Ii IL-DIrrctors:
G. H. Wl.bur. President; T. Nlckerson. J.
Nlckerson. Boston; D. L. Lakia. Hvron
Huberts, It-s Hums, C. I. Kend.nl, K. Wild
er, fojieka;G II. Ilea, St- Louis.
Tbe following named gentlemen were elec
ted lo ild positions as given:
Elk .t I'haiitan'ma Hailroad Company G.
L Goodum, Treasurer and Assistant Secre
tary ; t. Wi.der, Secretary and Assistant
Cowley. Pumner'A Fort Smith lUHroid
Comi-any G. I.. Goodwin, Treasurer and Aa
slstant secretary; E Wilder, Secretary and
Assistant Trea-nrer
Marion A McPherson Hailroad Company
G. L. Goodwin, Treasurer and Assistant p-ec-retary;
E. Wilder, Secretary and Assistant
K.C., T. AW. It. Ii Co. G. L. Goodwin.
Treasurer ard Assistant Secretary; E. Wilder
Secretary and Assistant Treasurer.
A i kansa s Valley Tinn Company G L.
Go's! wlu. Sesretary and Treasurer.
Wichita A Southwestern Kallroad Corn
pan jG. L. Gi.odwlu Secretary and Treas
urer. Pleasant Hill A De Soto Hailroad Com
PnrG. I Goodwin, Secretary and Treas
urer. I'roposcd 7i-vv Hailroad.
Yamkto.v, 3Iay 17. The Dakota Cen
tral railroad company, having filed an ar
ticle of incorporation with the treasurer of
the territory, wan today granted a patent.
The organization is part of the Chicago and
Northwestern railroad company. It object
is to extend a line o! road from Tracy,
Minn , to the Missouri river, near Fort
I'ierre, in Dakota, which will bring the
Chicago and Northwestern -eventy-five
nearer the IIack Hills than any other road
now completed or constructed.
DrrnoiT, ilieif, May 17. The com
mittee appointed by the Ls)tLlature to in
vestigate the cai cf the expulsion of Cath
olic pupils from the Flint Asylum for deaf,
dumb and blind, concluded its labor last
evening, decidir.: that the arguments of
counsel be heard at Lansing next Friday.
The trustees of the institution passed a
resolution reinstating tbe expelled pupils,
allowing them all the freedom and privil
eges pertaining to their religious belief.
Ihe expulsion was in consequence of a re
fusal of the Catholic pupils to participate
in the commencement exercues at the in
stitute, in which they would be required to
jain in singing the English translation cf
Mozart's mass, the action of the pupils be
ing in accordance with the advice of th
Rev. Itobt. W. Haine, Catholic priest cf
Flint parish.
lie j c Like Foolish.
"For ten years my wile was conficedto
her bed wilh such a complication of ail
ments that no doctor could tell what wis
the matter or cure her, andlnaedna
cmill fortune in hunhnir staff. Six
montla ago I saw a TJ. S. flag with Hop.jjf .
Hitters on n, ana l tuoccht l would ne Tz :,
fool once more. I tried it, but my folljr"-
wruvvu hm ue wuuuu. J.WU uuiun vstTJ
her: tod she Is sow ,ru
'. wife. V
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