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"WE JOIN OURSELVES TO NO PARTY THAT DOES' NOT GARRY THE FLAG, AND KEEP STEP TO THE MUSIC OF THE UNION."
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Volume III,
JTTNCTIOjST CITY, KATSTSAJS, SATURDAY, .ATTGrTJST 13, 1864:.
- USTiimber 38.
THE SMOKY HILL AND REPUBLICAN UNION;
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"THE KILKENNY CATS."
A lata number of Notes and Queries
gives the following account of the ori
gin of the phrase we have placed at the
bead of this article. The writer Bays :
The story has been so long current that
it has become a proverb " as quarrelsome
as the Kilkenny cats" two of the" cats in
which citv arc asserted to have fought so
long and so furiously that naught was found
of them but two tails ! This is manifestly
an Irish exaggeration ; and when jour
renders shall have learned the true anecdote
connected with the two cats they will -understand
why only two tails were found,
the unfortunate owners having fled in ter
ror from the scene of their mutilation. 1
am happ) in being able to state that neither
Ireland nor Kilkenny is at all disgraced by
the occurrence, which did take place in
Kilkonny, but which might have occurred
in any other place in the known world.
During the rebellion which occurred in
Ireland in 1798 (or may be in 1803) Kil
kenny was garrisoned by a regiment of
Hessian soldiers, whose custom it was to
tie together in one of the barrack rooms
two cat3 by their respective tails, and then
to throw them face to face across a line
generally used for drying clothes. The
cats naturally became infuriated, and scratch
ed each other in the abdomen until death
ensued to one or both of them, and termin
ated their sufferings. The officers of the
A corps were ulumately made acquainted with
these barbarous acts of cruelty, and they
resolved to put an end to them aud punish
the offenders. In order to effect this pur
pose, an officer was ordered to inspect each
barrack room daily, and to report to the
commanding officer in what state he found
tho room. The cruel soldiers, determined
not to lose the daily torture of the wretched
cats, generally employed one of their com
rades to watch tho approach of the officer,
in order that tho cats might be liberated
and take refuge in flight before the visit of
the officer to the scene of their torture.
On one occasion the " look-out man "
neglected his duty, and the officer of the
day was heard ascending the barrack-stairs
while the cats were undergoing their cus
tomary torture. One of the troopers im
mediately seized a sword from the arm-rack
and with a single blow divided the tails of
the two cats. The cat?, of course, escaped
through the open windows of the room,
which waa entered almost immediately
afterward by the officer, who inquired what
was the cause of tho two bleeding cats' tails
being suspended on the clothes lines, and
was told in reply that " two cats had been
fighting in the room ; that it was found im
possible to separate them ; and that they
fought so desperately that they had devour
ed euch other up,with the exception of their
two tails;" which may have satisfied Cap
tain Schumelkettel, but would not have
deluded any person but a boory Prussian.
HINDOO SUTTEE.
We copy the following from the " Indian
Journal" of Captain Campbell :
The young widow's earthly career was
uow drawing to a close. A few moments
more, and she would be suffering the most
horrible of deaths. Bat her eye quailed
not, nor did her lips quiver. She ascended,
the fatal pile as if it had been her bridal
bed ; and stretching herself by the side of
the loathsome corpse already in an ad
vanced stage of decay she clasped it in
her arms, and rested her beautiful head on
its breast which was literally a weltering
mass of corruption. It wnq fofnl
l! - to behold the livimr and the dead thns
united ; to contrast the rounded limbs and
graceful figure of that fair girl, with the
bloated, grinning corpse which she held in
her embrace. My heart sickened at the
sight, and a feeling of deadly faintnGss came
over me ; but I had the strength to see the
tragedy completed. I was close to the pile,
and watched the poor victim's countenance
narrowly ; it was pale as death but perfectly
placid. She never moved a muscle, and
appeared more like a marble, or rather a
?- bronze image than a living being. Even
'" on the brink of eternity, with the prospect
of so fearful a death before har eyes, the
fortitude inspired by a blind and devoted
superstition supported her through tbe trial.
When all the preparations were completed,
horrid yell was raised, and a number of
men rushed, with lighted torches, towards
the pile, shouting and screaming like de
mons. In an instant tho whole was in
flames. Heaps of burning straw fell on the
the two bodies. The death shriek of tbe
wretched victim was drowned amid the roar
of a thousand voices. The bickering flame
rose high above the pile. All was one
glowing mass of fire, and the poor creature's
sufferings were ended. Once I saw her
struggle, but it was only for a moment, and
dreadful though her agony must have been
it could not have lasted above a few seconds.
Ths wind was high, and the dry wood burn
ed with such4 fury, that in a few minutes
more than half af the pile consumed, and
no one would have guessed that two human
bodies were smouldering in the midst of it.
AN AFFECTING. INCIDENT.
Our worthy State Military Agent at
Nashville, L. B. Willard, Esq., in a recent
letter to his wife in this city, relates the
following affecting incident. lie says:
"Last evening, as I was passing by the
post hospital, my attention was arrested by
the singing, in rather a loud tone, of Ral
ly Round the-Flag, Boys,' by one of the
patients inside. While listening to the
beautiful music of that popular song, I ob
served to a nurse standing in the doorway,
that the person singing must be in a very
merry mood, and could not be very rick.
'You are mistaken,' said he, 'the poor foK
low engaged in singing that good old song
is now grappling with death hns been
dvinff all dav. I am his nurse,' he con-
tioued, ' and the scene so affected me that I
was forced to leave the room. He is just
about breathing his last.' I stepped into
the ward, and true enough, the brave man
wa3 near his end. His eyes were already
fixed in death. Ho was struggling with all
his remaining strength against the grim
mon&ter, whilo at the Bame time there
gushed forth from his patriotic soul inco
herently the words, 'Rally round the flag,
boys,' which had so often cheered him
through his weary march, and braced him
up when entering the field of blood, in de
fense of his country. Finally he sank
away into his death slumber, and joined his
Maker's command, that is marching onward
to that far-off, better land. The last audi
ble sound that escaped his lips was, ' Rally
boys, rally once again !' As his eyes were
closing, some dozen of his comrades joined
in a solemn yet beautiful hymn, appropri
ate to the occasion. Taking it altogether
this was one of the most affecting scenes I
have ever witnessed in a hospital. It drew
tears copiously from near one hundred of
us. It occurred in the large ward which
occupies the entire body of tho church on
Cherry Street. The deceased was nn Illi
noisan, and had been wounded in one 'of
the recent skirmishes."
A CONTINENT COVERED WITH ICE.
Professor Agassiz continues his scientific
explorations. Ljthe Atlantic monthly for
June ho comes to the conclusion that the
continent of North America was once cov
ered with ice a mile in thickness, thereby
agreeing with Professor Hitchcock and
other eminent geological writers concerning
the glacial period. The proof of this con
clusion, he says, is that the slopes of the
Alleghany range of mountains are glacier
worn to the very top, except a few points
which wore above the level of the ioy mass.
Mount Washington, for instance, is over
6000 feet high, and the rough unpolished
surface of its summit, covered with loose
fragments, just below the level of which
glacier marks come to an end, tells that it
lifted its bead alone above the desolate
waste of ice and snow.
In this region, then, the thickness of the
sheet cannot have been much less than
6,000 feet, and this is in keeping with the
same kind of evidence in other parts of the
country ; for whenever the mountains are
much below six thousand feet, the ice seems
to have passed directly over them, while
the few peaks rising to that height are left
untouched. The glacier, he argues, was
God's great plow, and when tbe ice vanish
ed from the face of the land, it left it pre
pared for the hand of tbe husbandman.
The hard surface of the cocks was ground
to powder, the elements of the soil were
mingled in fair proportions, granite was
mingled with the more arid and unproduc
tive granite districts, and a soil was, pre
pared fit for the agricultural uses of man.
There are evidences all over the polar re
gions to show that at one period the heat of
the tropic extended all over the globe. The
ice period is supposed to bo long subsequent
to this, and next to the last before the ad
vent of man.
Habit. "I trust everything under
God," said Lord Brougham, "to habit,
upon which, in all ages, tbe lawgiver, as
well as the schoolmaster, has plainly plaeed
his reliance; habit, which makes every
thing easy, and .casts , all difficulties upon
the deviation from a wonted course. Mke
sobriety a habit, and intemperance will be
hateful ; make prudence a habit, and reck
less profligacy will be as contrary to the
nature of the "child as to any of our lord
ship's. Give a child the habit of sacredly
regarding the truth, or carefully respecting
the property of others, or acrapuloaaly
abstaining from all acts of improvidence,
which can involve him in distress, and he
will just as likely think of rushing into an
element in which he cannot breathe, as of
lying, cheating, stealiag."
BLTJCHEB AND HIS PIPE.
Here is an incident of 1815 which the
English journals are relating. On the
morning of the memorable battle of Wa
terloo, Henneman had just handed his mas
ter (Blucher) a lighted pipe, when a cannon
ball struck tbe ground close by, scattering
earth and grayel in all directions, and caus
ing the white charger on which Blucher
was mounted to spring aside a manoeuvre
that broke the pipe into a thousand, pieces
before the owner had time even to lift it to
his lips. " -
" Just keep a-lighted pipe ready for me;
I shall be back again iu a. few moments,
after I have driven away the rascally
French churls."
With these words, Blucher gave the
command, " Forward, boys !" and off he
galloped with his cavalry. Instead, how
ever, of a chase of a few minutes, it was a
rapid march of nearly a whole hot summer
day, as we know from history. After the
battle was over; Blucher rode back with
Wellington to the place where he first
caught a glimpse of the combating armies,
and nearing the spot where Blucher had
halted in the morning, they saw to their
surprise a solitary man. his head tied with
a handkerchief, one arm in a sling,-and
calmly smoking a pipe !
"Donner and Blitz!" cried Blucher,
" why that is my Henneman. How you
look, boy what are you doing alone ?"
" Waiting for your speedy return,", was
the. grumbling answer. You have come at
last 1 I have waited for you here, pipe in
mouth, for the whole long day. This is
the last pipe in the box. The cursed French
have shot away every pipe from my head,
and shattered my arm with their duced bul
lets. It is well there is an end to the bat
tle, or you would have been too late for the
last pipe.
Saying which, he handed to Blucher the
pipe to enjoy the remaining fumes of the
weed. Wellington, who , had listened in
tently to the conversation, here remarked
to Blucher, " You Have just admired the
unflinching loyalty and cbravery of" my
Highlanders, what shall I say' to this true
and devoted soul ?" ' " But your Highland
ers had no pipe to regale themselves with."
A COURT SCENE.
There is an attorney practicing in our
courts who has attained a great notoriety,
among numerous other things, for bullying
witnesses on the opposite sides of cases when
he is concerned. As it would not be polite
to give his full name right out in the
crowd, we will merely call him ,( Wayke,"
for short.
There was a horse case in the Justices'
Court, one day, in which Wiiyke happened
to be engaged. A slow and easy witness
had Been called to the stand by the plaintiff
who, in a plain', straight-forward manner,
made the other side of the case look rather
blue. The plaintiffs attorney being through
Wayke commenced a regular crossexamin
tion, which was cut short in this manner :
" Well, what do you know nbout a horse
you a horse doctor ?' said the barbarian
in his usual coutemptuous and overbearing
manner.
' No, I don't pretend to be a horse doc
tor, but I know a good deal of the nature
of the beast."
" That means to say that yon know a
horse from a jackass, when you see them,"
said Wayke in the Fame style looking
knowingly at the Court, and glancing tri
umphantly around the crowd of spectators,
with a telegraphic expression, which said,
" Now I've got him on the hip,"
Tbe intended victim, gazing intently at
his legal tormentor, drawled out:
11 O, ye-as just so I'd never take you
for a 7iorseI"
The bupreme Uourt or the united states
could not have preserved its gravity through
the scene that followed. The lick back
produced a regular stampede, and the bush
el of suspender buttons that stuck to the
ceiling above, brought a shower of plaster
upon the beads below. .Everybody was
convinced that whatever the attorney might
be, the witness was a " hoss F
What is my Country ? An old sol
dier, in lately appealing to his son to go and
fight for the government and Union, said :
" Perhaps you have never thought what
country means ? It is all that has brought
you up and iea you an mat you nave
loved. This country that you see -these
bouses, these trees, those girls that go along
there laughing this is your eountry. The
laws which protect you, the words you in
terchange with others, the joy and grief
which come to you from tbe men and things
among which you live this is your coun
try I Tbe little room where you used to
see your mother, the remembrances she has
left jou, the earth where she reststhis is
your country ! You see it, you breathe it
everywhere. Think to yourself of your
rights and duties, your affections and your
wants, ysur past and present blessings,
write them all under a single name tjvjt
will be Your Country ! We owe to it"all
that we are, and he who enjoys the advan
tage of having a free country and does not
accept tbe burden of it forfeits his honor,
and is a bad citizen.' "Do for your country
what you would forefather and mother?'
MT We hear of a certaia youujr lady
who says that if a cartwheel has aioe fellows
attached to it,'it is a pity that a woman like
her can't have one.
LIZARDS IN A MAN'S STOMACH REMARKA
BLE CURE BY A GIPSEY.
A correspondent of the Halifax, Nova
Scotia, Sun tells a remarkable story relative
to the case of James Mulock, a farmer of
Bathurst, in that province. Ha had been
out of health for somo time, and no one
could tell the cause of his disease. Finally
a gipsey woman offered to cure him for the
sum of one hundred dollars. She took him
to her camp, handcuffed him and bound his
feet, and fed him on salt pork. She said
she knew the man had some kind of reptile
in his stomach, must cat salt pork and ab
stain wholly from water. At the expiration
of a day or two, when the man was almost
dead with thirst, ehe made him lie down by
a spring and put a pan of water near his
mouth. In about ten minutes a large green
lizards was seen peeping out between his
lips. In a short time after, accompanied
by.another of the same size and color, jump
ed from his mouth into 'the water. Five
minutes' later three more came out. After
waiting an hour, and no more making their
appearance, the gipsy said they were all out,
and poured .some .water on the patient's
forehead. She then gave him a spoonful of
water to drink, &be kept him confined
that day and the next, gradually increasing
the allowance of water.
The man is now well, and weighs lone
hundred and sixty pounds. The lizards
are of a bottle green color, about five inches
long, red eyes and forked tongues. There
is a peculiarity about them different from
the ordinary lizard tribe, there being only
two feet, and sloping from thence in a
wedge into a tail. Two of them have been
preserved in spirits, and forwarded to Pro
fessor Agassiz, of Harvard University. One
is preserved in spirits and kept in Mr.
Ferguson's office, and the other two were
forwarded to Professor Jack, who has writ
ten to a legal gentleman to say that these
are the only specimens he has ever met
with, with the exception of one found in
the Museum of tbe University of Munich,
that is called the Lacerto homo, in the lan
guage of the schools ; and tho Munich spe
cimen was supposed to be the only one
extant, although it is well known to the
ancients.
" The description given by the Pythago
ras," says he, " I have read with your spe
cimens before rxe, and I have yet failed to
discover in any respect the slightest differ
ence in their formation or color." He
thinks that Mr. Mulock must have received
them in an embryotic state, by some of those
mysterious secrets that are found in every
path of science. A species, he says, corres
ponding to it, is unknown to live on land,
and all naturalists have agreed that it re
quires tho local action of the human stom
ach to produce it.
FAILS TO BE LIEUT. COLONEL.
Headquarters 5th Dist. K. S. M
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Council Grove, July 31st, 1864.
To the 5th Brigade
Gentlemen : I take pleasure in congratu
lating jou upon your patriotisn and good
organization.
Southwestern Kansas furnished more
troops to the Union army than any other
portion of the State ; yet when the call was
made upon us for 130 men for . 100 days
services, they were raised and in one week
were in the field. They aro now armed,
equipped, and on their return to defend
their and our own firesides.
I rejoice that no political dissensions were
allowed to interfere in the raising of these
men ; but with a few exceptions tbe people
of the entire district vied with each other
in their efforts to fill their entire quota.
Some objections, it is true, were urged
against the manner of raising the men, but
with me I had no option : my orders were,
if the men did not volunteer, to fill the
quota by lot ; and although I knew that
neither the Commander-in-Chief, Major
General or myself could not compel men to
volunteer in the United States service, yet
I knew that the Major General could re
quire me to detail 130 men and report with
them at Leavenworth.
I informed the men that they could not
be compelled to be sworn into the United
States service, but that the Major General
could keep them in tbe service for ninety
days, with State scrip for pay, and without
clothing ; and that I would advise them to
do into the United States service for 100
days with greenbacks for pay and good
clothing and rations, They all chow the
latter. x
I feel proud of the patriotic men of our
district, who have thus volunteered to pro
tect our homes ; proud of the noble men
and women at home who could not
go themselves but contributed of their
abundance to encourage others.
Only three companies in my district
failed to furnish the number of men requir
ed, to-wit : one at Wabaunsee, one at Bur
liogame, one at Ridgeway. Patriotic Lyon
furnished two more than her quota, whilst
every other locality did its whole duty.
I have cause to thank the loyal press of
the district for their support and co-operation.
, The Topeka Tribune, Emporia News,
Osage Chronicle, Council Grove Press,
Junction City Union, and Manhattan Inde
pendent, all said, "raise the men.1 Only
one paper betrayed opposition, and raised
the old Copperhead plea that every thing
was just not legal. And I regret to 7say
this is a paper fed by government patron
age. The State Record at Topeka evidaotly
desired a failure to raise the regiment. Its
arguments were tbe same-as those used by
Medary's Crisis, when the Governor of
Ohio ordered out the one bjndred day men
in that State, and compelled them to go into
the United States service, but thank God,
the patriotism of the district overcame the
opposition and our quota -was filled a
result that must gratify every loyal man in
the district.
1 regret to eay that those who had this
regiment in charge, at Leavenworth pursued
a very shabby if not outrageous course, in
officering the regiment.
It was expected that the Governor would
provide for his friends, in officering the
regiment No one could object to that.
But this regiment was to be raised by quo
tas, the whole State should have been rep
resented in its regimental organization.
Yet, strange to say, when wo arrived in
camp, with our full quota of men, there
were not fifty other men in camp not a
full company had been raised, yet all the
regimental officers had been appointed and
commissioned) and all came from the cities
of Leavenworth and Lawrence places that
were really raising no men for the service.
Whilst the country was called upon for the
men, the cities stood ready claiming all tbe
officers. While I asked nothing myself,
and' while I did not feel that this outrage
was sufficient to array us against the regi
ment, believing that patriotism should be
paramount to politics, yet I feel it to be my
duty on behalf of this patriotic district, to
enter my protest against this whole arrange
ment. I staid with the men until mustered into
service, and they had elected their company
officers, and they had been commissioned,
and the men ordered back to our own dis
trict, I did not wish them to stay in Leaven
worth or Lawrence, and stand guard over
and protect cities which had not patriotism
enough to furnish men as well aa officers
whose leading papers and men were using
their entire influence to break up the regi
ment, to gratify party strife, and who need
a raid occasionally to make them patriotic,
I feel proud to know that our brave boys
shared this feeling, and are now on the road
to defend the brave and exposed Southwest
S. N. Wood,
Brig. Gen. K. S. M.
BA. Two persons who had not seon each
other for some time, met accidentally and
one asked the other how he did. The other
replied thas he was very well, and had
married since they had last seen each other.
That is good news, indeed, said the first.
Nay, replied the other, not so very good
either, for I have married a shrew.
That is bad.
Not so very bad, neither, for I had ten
thousand dollars with her.
Ha ! that makes all well again.
Not so well as you think, for I laid all
tho money out on a flock of sheep, and
they died of tho rot.
That was hard, truly.
Not so bad neither, for I sold the skins
for more than the sheep cost me.
You were lucky at any rate. ,
Not so lucky as you think, for I bought
a house for tbe money, and the house burn
ed down uninsured.
That, indeed, must have been a great
loss.
Not so great a loss, I assure you, for my
wife was burnt with it
The Color or Tails. A correspondent
of the Country Gentleman has noticed a
very curious law in the colors of tails,
which we bring to the notice of our readers,
and shall be glad to know how it agrees
with their canine and feline experiences.
He says:
" Will you ask your correspondents to
tell, me how and why it is that every spotted
dog has tbe end of his tail tchite, and every
spotted cat the end of its tail black? Of
the fact I think there can be no doubt. 1
have examined cats and dogs without num
ber iu France, in England, in Germany,
and in America, and always noticed the
same result The dog affair is not original
with me, but the cat is. Our former min
ister to Japan, Mr. Harris, first mentioned
tbe fact concerning tbe dogs in a letter to
the New York Times, published some years
since. I have looked at many paintings of
dogs in the galleries of Paris and elsewhere
in regard to this, and found even there tbe
dog spotted, always ' in order,' proving to
me that tho artist had invariably copied
after nature."
Growth or Timber. It is a singular
fact what were vast treeless prairies in Illi
nois twelve years ago, are now covered with
a dense growth of thrifty yoong forest trees,
comprising various species of oak, hickory,
cottonwood, ash, &c. ; so rapid has been
this change in many localities that where
some of the early settlers located, twenty
to twenty-five years ago, without a tree
around them, they can now cut and hew
good.bailding timber a Toot square Prai
rie land, when kept from fall .burning, for
merly practiced by the Indians, rapidly
produces a growth .of trees. Some of the
pld'citiseas, who greedily located the tim
ber land when they 'came to this country,
and were cartlesVabeat acquiring prairie,
now find the Utter of more value .ttais'the
former; their timbea&as grown fsetertbao
they used it,
A 8R0SS CALUMNY EXPOSED.
The lies, the frauds, the calumnies which
have been perpetrated by the Carney or
gans of this city and tute in the interest
of that desperate and unprincipled clique,
are unsurpassed in the political annals of
any period or country. There has been no
form of falsehood, no shade of Malignity,
and no depth of meanness which they have
hesitated to employ for the sake of a tem
porary effect. There has been no cause too
sacred and no character too pure for their
vile and venomous assaults;. .They have
spared neither age nor sex ; neither tcidotc
nor orphan. They have blackened tho
fairest reputations and blasted the fondest
hopes. Themselves reckless and corrupt
they have sought at any and every cost, to
convince tbe people that others were as
they, and hence the policy wo have do
scribed. But wo now particularly 'refer- lo an 'ex
position of one of the grossest calumnies
whioh oven they could devise. Several
weeks ago tho ovening paper of this city
brought out the story that Gen. Lane had
been cowhided in Washington by Mrs.
Mary A. Scott, for an alleged indecent as
sault upon her person. Mrs. Scott wna
formerly a resident of Leavenworth, was a
lady of the highest respectability and asso
ciations, and tbe statement, whioh was;
without qualification or reserve, awakened a
general and profound sensation.
As a widow, with several children, and
having already given her only son to tho
country (he was killed while gallantly fight
ing in the field), she has long beon depend
ent upon her own unaided exertions for
support, and had received the sincere friend
ship and sympathy of the community in
which she moved. What devilish motivo
could have dictated tho connection of tor
name with so vile an accusation, it is im
possible to conceive. Wc only know that
it was done, deliberately, maliciously and
falsely.
The contradiction of the report passed
unheeded by its authors, and the papers
into which it bad been copied, and until tho
publication of the following letter, in . tho
paper to which it is addressed, the readers
of that print, as well as of the Times, the
Topeka Tribune, and other journals of tbe
interior, had been left to the impression
that it was true. Wc present these facts,
leaving it for tbo public to characterize a
press and a partizansbip that must resort to
such cruel and wicked practices in the
achievement of its selfish and unprincipled
objects. Here is the expose :
Eds. Bulletin : In your paper of the
1st inst, you speak of Gen. Lane as " a
man, who, but recently, in one of the prin
cipal streets of Washington, basely insult
ed a most estimable female formerly of tbi3
city, Mrs. Scott."- This story baa been
widely circulated in Kansas by other pa
pers, aud in more private ways, with many
scandalous additions to it, and thus the rep
utation of a worthy christian lady has beeu
injured and the feelings of many friends
deeply wounded.
As the pastor of the church of which
Mrs. Scott is a member, and in accordance
with my duty, I have carefully sought out
facts in the case; and am prepared to state
that Mrs. Scott has not been in Washing
ton city at all, but has been in Blooming
ton, 111., pursuing the same business she
was engaged in while a resident of our city.
Therefore this scandalous story, so far as
her name is connected with it, is utterly
groundless and false. By publishing this
denial you will make partial amends for a
great wrong done, inconsiderately, 1 hope,
to an estimable lady. Other papers and
persons that have given circulation to this
slander, by publishing this denial, and re
fraining from its repetition in future, may
avoid legal prosecution.
J. D. LEGGETT,
Pastor of Congregational Church.
Lcavenicorth Conservative.
49" We find tho following tolerably
clever description of Love in an old Maga
zine : " Love is like the Devil, because it
torments ; like Heaven, because it wraps the
soul in bliss ; like salt, because it is relish
ing ; like pepper, because it often sets on
fire ; like sugar because it is sweet; like a
rope because it is often the death of a man;
liko prison, because it makes one miserable ;
like wine, because it makes one happy ;
like a man, because it is here' to-day and
gone to-morrow; like a woman, because
there is no getting rid of it ; like a.beacsn,
because it guides us to tbe wished-for port ;
like a will-o'th'wiep, because'it often guides
one into a bog ; like a fierce courser, be
cause it often runs awayith one ; like a
poney, because it ambles nicely with qne ;
like the bite of a mad dog, or tho kisa. from,,
a pretty woman, because they both make a
man run mad ; like a goose because it is -.
silly ; like a' rabbit, because there is nothing
like; in a word it is like a ghost, because it
is like everything, and likeaothiag often
talked about, but never seen touched .or
understood."
WST A clergyman-had just mnjted in
marriage -a oovple whose christian aaaee
were Benjamin and An. ' ' Hew dW'they
appear daring the ceruaofy?" IW
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