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THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1881. Additional Locals on the Fourth Page. New Advertisements TMs Witk. Notice to contractors W . P. Ilnnooek Aa'.iuliiistralor's NoUre T. K. t Itoad Notice County Clerk. Hay J K. Pinter. Pastuie 11. V. bandrem. Storm Concert. Bchb Pop For bug and alt kinds at Ferdinand's. of - We only wait to rent our store room .and quit at onco. Offer special bargains 'in the dry goods, clothing and shoe line for this week. Boston dtoke. I Hay. I wish to contract to got 1,500 tons of bay from enclosed Oeld, put up in stacks, near IIorVn switch, six miles east of Emporia. J. K. Fiklet, at Cunningham & McCarly's oflicc. Seasonable dress Roods front 5 to SO cents a yard far below cost to inanu facturc. Protiablv last week, at the B Niton Store. Suekp fob Saj.k. I have 243 ewes, SIS lambs and S rains for sale at my farm on Badger creek. Gko. Plumb. Large line of ladies', mw1 and childrens shoes at clotiug out prices at the Boeton Store. Pastuhk. 40 arre-i of good panture fir stock, right niih-s nort beaut l Em poria ; good water and shade. Fi-r furth er particulars inquire .f II. V. Bumlrem. CawilmeTes, jeans, cottonades, etc., 50 p-r cent. below value nt the Bontou Store. W. II. Ingrahm, our watchmaker and jeweler, wixhes to Inform the public that be is prepared to do the flnrxt of repair ing in the line of witches, clocks und Jewelry. All work wairanled and satis. faction guaranteed. You will find him in liernheisel & LonryV htre, Ameri cus, Kansas. LumI week (probably) of ilic great clos ing out sale ofclothing, dry goods, boots, shoe and slippers of tbc Boston Store, Emporia. Unheard of bargain. Don't mi your chauces. Tiie Botoit Store is joItively closing out and wiling goods at a sacrifice. Ferdinand, the druggist, next to First National Bank. Buy forks, lutes and tinware of Willey. None better. For summer complaints try Ityder's Aromatic Blacklwrry. Men's stylish spring suits offered this wovk at 40 per cent lelow the prices of any other dealer. New goods. Boston Store. Money! Money!! Come and sec if we have not the chcaM'st money in the City. CUNNINOIIAM & Ml'C'AUTY. Special bargains in trunks and valises at the Boston Store closing out sale. Oicenswure, glassware, tinware, etc., is sold very cheap nt the 09c. store. There is but a very short time left to get any bargaius nt the Boston Store closing out sale. Try tho New M. It. ltoblee. Howe Sewing Machine, rear of News Block. As soon as their store roira is rcuttd, orlicforc, the Boston Store will close up ho re. The largest stock of jeans and cot tonade pants in the city is at the U!)c. store. itemcmber, the place for farmers to buy their flour is at the Pennsylvania Flour and Feed Store. Jno.Fi.I'kkii. For the nicest and best of all drinks, drink Chicago mead at Kyder's. Boys' express wagons only tt!i ccntR at the f'Jc. store. tsave 1U per cent auu buy your nour at the Pennsylvania Four und Feed Store. Jno. Fl.lKKU. A large slock of ' gents fnrnlRhlng goods j ut received at the 09c. store. Money ou hand ut all times for good investments. Interest reasonable, with or. without commiKsiou, as desired. Eiiwaiid E. Holmes. A. S. SMITH. Just received at the Otic, store six gross of picture frames. Just the thing and size Tor the small chromos which conic with the different papers. Call and see them. They are cheap. Millions of sweet potato plants at Ceo. Waltc & Co.' garden, southeast of city. For spraius, bruises, cramps or colics use Uy der's Household Panacea. Money to loun in any amount, by the Central Loan and Land Co., at lowest rates. Call and see us Ik lore tnakiiij your loans, as we ciui do you gMsl. For pure cold soda water call onC'lia?. Ityder A beuvy rain fell on day evening. Dry creek Sun- Taxes are coming in at a pretty lively rate at the Treasurer's olllee. The roof on the Normal Is Iwing re paired by IMunis V Ioomis. Auditor Short, of the Santa l'V,"rhcck- ed up" Emporia station Friday. Th edition of the Daily Nkwm last Saturday ai over eleven hundred. Mr. O.I), h wnn shioitcd another car- load r.t wool to Host on Wednesday. Ijtrvl Dumbauld, of Eaglo Creek, real ized S.500 front his wool clip this season. Mr. H. It. Clay, of this city, received a pair of white rats by express, from St. Louis, Friday. Arnold & Co. received a handsome or der for furniture from Lincoln, Nebras ka, last week. Tho commissioners visited the Hug- pies bridge Friday and will have it repaired immediately. Mr. John Jones, of Emporia, received a pair of mountain gouts from Las Vc- gsji. New Mexico, Friday. Another installment of Welsh i in mi grants arrived in Emporia last Satur day, and will settle in Lyon couuty. The contract for the bridge across the Neowho river, at Amcrlcus, was let by the county commissioners Friday to I. W. Lews, for $2,850. A man named Bees was in the city Monday soliciting aid for sufferers imm tne cyclone wnieii swept over Usage county on Sunday. We learn that E. M. Fordc, who is at tending tho Urand Lodge of the A. O. U. W, at ix-trolt, lias succeeded In secur ing a handsome rebate for the order in Kansas. An eight-year-old son of U. Gorham, the second-hand furniture dealer, died Saturday morning at 3 o'clock, of diph rheria, and tho funeral took place that afternoon. During the tornado on last Thursday the house on thu farm of Dr. Front, on Dow creek, was carried 000 yards and then dashed down and converted Into kindling wood. ' No exercises at the Normal arc now complete without thu threatened explo sion of one or more of the abominable kerosene lamps wKh which that Institu tion la lighted. We trust tho Emporia gas company will furnish the city some side means of illumination before tho State Normal is laid in ashes for tho second time by the vile lamps in use at that institution. The Annual Sunday School Institute and Convention of Elmcndaro township will be held In Wilson's Grove on Bun day. Preparations have been made to have a good time, and a big attendance may be expected. Talk about carrying coals to New castle! Arnold & Co. have just made a contract to ship a car-load of Emporia furniture to St. Louis. The Amateur Band has kindly con sented to play for the concert to be giv- en Friday evening at Jay's hall, for the ix-neflt of sufferers from the late storm Tho wife of William Hoscnbury died lost Saturday evening, at the family res idence, near the Normal, and the funeral took place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Uevs. Kirby and Buckner offici ating. The Denver & Hio Grande railroad company last week paid $1,400 to Mrs. D. C. Shoalcs, of this city, whose hus band was recently killed at Tunncll Rock, while in the employ of that com Pny- The Duke of Sutherland is expected to pats through Emporia on his return trio from California on Saturday. His western tour will be a howling abortion if be fails to stop and take in the queen city of the Neosho Valley. The Southwestern Marble Works ship ped to Nickerson Tpesday a handsome monument which will be placed over the grave of Harry Morgan, the Santa Fe conductor who was shot some months ago by a tramp near Elinwood. The Board of Directors of the Lyon County Agricultural Society, at their meeting in this city last Saturday, ap pointed a committee to repair the fences at the fair grounds, which were blown down by the tornado of Thursday. It is strange how false reports fly over the country upon such occasions as was afforded by the storm of last week. We read in one paper that the Coolidge house whs in ruins, and in another printed at Parsons, that six people had Uen killed in this city. Mayor Eastman has appointed tho fol lowing committee to attend the conven tion at Council Bluffs, Iowa, on the Slst inst, to inquire into the feasibility of establishing a barge line on the Missou ri river: S. B. Warren, L. Scvery, W. T. Soden, Win. Jay, John Bay. A gratifying evidence of the excellent creditof Lyon county is furnished in the fact that II. C. Cross, president of tho First National Bank, received yes terday an order from an eastern party for $20,000 worth of county railroad bonds, for which 103 cents on the dollar were offered, and interest to date of sale. The annual township Sunday school convention I Fremont township will be held at Central school bouse, on Sun day, J une SGth, commencing at 10 o'clock a. in. All schools are invited to attend and take part in the exercises, especially the singing. The meeting is expected to be held in the grove and dinner taken on the ground. Tho Emporia public have no especial aversion to fire-works conducted on the regulation plan, but the inevitable ex hibition of pyrotechnics to which they are treated every lime an audienco as sembles at the State Normal in the even ing, is getting a trifle monotonous. Tho people have had all the amusement out of those kerosene lumps they care for. During the Baccalaureate address of President Welch at tiie State Normal Sunday evening, Professor Sadler carried from the assembly room, at the risk of j fatal injury, a kerosene lamp-in flames, which he succeeded in extinguishing in the hall outside. The destruction or the buildings, some of these fine even ing will relieve the monotony of this performance. Mr. H. Wheeler, civil engineer, has re turned from his survey of the proposed Kansas City and Emporia railroad.and is preparing plots and profiles which will be submitted to the company upon their early competition. He reports the max imum grade .aliout thirty feet, which he thinks can be reduced to twenty, and regards the route in all respects one of the most feasible he ever surveyed. Mr, II. J. LooinUof the hardware firm of Loomis & LvouiU, has recently returned from his former stamping ground in Macoupin county, Illinois, with eleven head of thoroughbred Dur ham cuttle, selected from the choicest herds in that section of the state. They are said to lie the finest herd of cows in Lyon county. They were bought by Dr Frost nnd F. W. Drake, and were taken to their farm on Dow creek. Thc benefit concert for the storm suf ferers, to bo given nt Jay's hall on Fri day evening will lie assisted by the best DMisieul talent in tho city, and fiom what we have learned of the program the entertainment, aside from all philan thropic considerations, will be well worthy of patronage. There will be one or two vocal solos, a male quartette, two excellent choruses, and several fine instrumental performances. Tickets are for sale :u the City Book store, and reserved seats can bo procured- without extra charge. The Executive Committee of the Slate Sunday School Union met at Lawrence Monday. Emporia was represented by Judge Culver, from whom we learn that S. Topping, state secretary, resigned and that J. II. Hill, of this city was ap Minlcd to fill the vacancy. The time nnd place- for holding the state conven tion was fixed for Oetolier Uth, I2lh and I3th. in this city. Theo. T. Stewart, of New York, was appointed musical director, and Wm. Reynolds, of Peoria, Illinois, nnd O. M. Morton, of Chicago, have accepted invitations to lie present ami address the convention. The convention of the Sunday school workers that has liecn announced for Americus, June I9lh, will be postponed on account of the damage sustained by the churches at that place during the recent storm. The date at which the convention will again lie called is not yet fixed. Those who have received programs will please preserve them, as the same order ofcxereises will probably lie carried out J. II. Ilnx, Scc.'y Co. Association. D. T. McAlxky, Township Vice-PrtsU The Orchards. Perhaps no class of property suffered greater or more serious damage from Thursday's storm than the orchards, Owing to the attention iriven other property, wo have only a few reports from orchards. Jos. II. Phcuis, on the Cottonwood, a few miles west of town, has one of the liet-t orchards in tho county, and it suf fered greatly. He says where he had a prospect for a thousand bushels of a p. pies, there is not more than enough left to supply his family. He had many pear trees full of fruit, all completely ruined. Mr. Ames' peach orchard, just north west of the city, suffered terribly. He also had 150 dwarf pear trees, lull of fruit, completely ruined. Tho peach orchard of Mr. Mayer, just northwest of - 1 Ue city, was damaged very seriously. Hymaaanl It becomes the pleasant duty of the News to chronicle tho marriage of Mr. Reuben, Durrin, of Clay county, this state, and Miss Jennie Xdgcrton, of this city, which happy event was celebrated at the residence of tho bride on Sylvan street, Wednesday by Rev. Dr. Cord- ley, of the Congregational church. Mr. Durrin is one of the rising young men of tho community In which he lives, and Miss Edgcrton has mado an excellent reputation as a teacher in our public I schools. The newly wedded pair start- ed for Clay Center, and if there is any potency in the sincere good wishes of earnest friends the future of the happy couple will be blessed with an abundant measure of happiness and prosperity. It accomplishes its object so quickly and so satisfactorily that its praises are in uie rnouui oi every roomer, we re fer to Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup, the reme dy for children's diseases. Sold for 25 cents. THE NORMAL COMMENCEMENT. Baeenlaareata Add mas r President Welcli. Tho fourteenth annual commencement of the State Normal began Sunday, when President Welch delivered Uie Baccalaureate address to a large audience of Emporia citizens. At a" little after 8 o'clock the gradua ting class and faculty of the institution proceeded from the parlor to the as sembly room. The class marched np first in double file in alphabetical order, and took the front seats on the middle aisle, where they remainded standing until the faculty, followed by Revs. Messrs. Cordley and Kirby, marched through and took seats upon the ros- strum. The class then sat down, when President Welch rose and announced prayer by Dr. Cordley. After prayer the Normal choir rendered a song in an excellent .manner. President Welch then came forward to the stand, and, af ter making the commencement an nouncements, proceeded to deliver the Baccalaureate address. The effort de tracted none from the fame of the speak er, but was filled with the most practical thoughts concerning home, school and society as factors in the problem of edu cation. He thougbt that the problem oi the day was the determination of the laws governing the potential attribute of the human organism, of the scn- soriura, and of the mind. To discover the laws and principles controlling the uatureof the individual, has been the object of research among educators ever since it has entered the catalogue of science, and the thinkers on the subject have, by their peculiar pro cess of reasoning, divided themselves in three classes, as follows : Fust, that the child is born with certain capabilities, and these will direct his energies in a predestined course, and no amount of training can divert him from that course; second, that the essence of mind is the same in all children, and that they possess a certain individuality of their own. . t his class oi pnnosopners ciaim that the duty of the instructor is to deter mine what that individuality is. But Uiis places too great responsibility upon the teacher ox parent, as it virtually places the absolute destiny of the child in the charge of teachers. Third, that children possess potential power, modi fied by individuality, surroundings and conditions and that no other force than these can change the Individuality, and shape the future of the child. No amount of training will make a Webster ot a Grant The speaker laid down the principle, that 2very man has limits, which no amount of training can enable him to pass, but that few, if any, ever reach that limit lie proceeded, by illustration, to prove this. He said that the mind was not like a piece of blank paper, upon which the parent or teacher can write what be pleases, but that the mind has certain inherent capabilities and powers, which develop and unfold, when the proper conditions are presented. The query of the educator, is how to combine these conditions, so as to make the most of them. Mediocrity may serve in sonic pursuits, but it is evident that i$ should never be countenanced by parent or teacher, when tho object is to de velop the human mind. Education can never become a science until parents and teachers learn to command the sur roundings, and direct them in primary training. If the childhood training of the child has been neglected or misdi rected that period of his life so im portant to moulding habits not im proved the school never has nor never can make amends lor tne miscinei oi neglect It may still do its part, but that infantile devcvopinent still remains unrealized. It is necessary that the child should acquire numerous ideas of things while young, so that he may have a foundation to build upon when he starts to school; his perceptive powers arc, therefore, active during this period of life, and like some persons' dignity, al ways sticking out to bo insulted by everything that passes. This accounts for the lively, restless and inquisitive nature of children. This disposition is often interpreted meatmen by parents and teachers, and the child severely punished for conforming to the natural demands of its being. This very dispo sition puts it in possession of all the elements of knowledge, known to the philosopher, who startles the world by the discovery of some great truth. Chil dren are gieat imitators. They learn not by teaching so much as by instruc tion. Certain laws are proposed, which bear upon this principle. First, teachers cannot learn children ; they can only instruct tucm; second, wealth is not a . barrier to education as some suppose; third, exercise is the law of devclopement ; and fourth, the proper timo to give exercise is in childhood. The child, at a very early age, ac quires intuitively the ideas or right, wrong, beauty, truth, cause, &c. Thi9 implies the activity of the faculties of judgment, and conscience. The judg ment at this early age is, of course, often in error, as it is In all ages, but the con science, or the ought, and ought not fac ulty is never at fault The judgment may decide hi do this or that, and do it in this way or that, and be in error, but the conscience, which enforces the judg ment, is never untrue to its trust. Hence, the necessity for experience, or data, up on which to make proper decisions, is thu great demand of tho child's mind. The nature of the child thirsts for ex perience. If he places his own objects of thought before him, so as to acquire his knowledge, independent of others, he is said to bo a self-made man ; and Uio person who has the tact to select proper objects of study, and place them before the child, so that he will be anx ious to learn of its qualities, is a true teacher. It should be remembered that the objective surroundings of the child direct his ideas of the good, the beau tiful and the true, and the time for the cul tivation of the perceptive is in youth by intelligent, loving parents. Children should be taught things and not words alone. Tho principal different in the progress of two boys, of seemingly equal ability, will be found to rest in the fact that one has ideas of things, while the other has words, perhaps, but lacks ideas. Sometimes schools are said U be God less institutions, for the reason that pu pils swear, lie, cheat, etc. While it is of the highest importance to have a mor al teacher in school, yet the morality of Uie school cannot depend upon the char acter of Uie teacher. If children come to school versed in the ways of vice, which they have learned at home, the teacher will have a greater task reforming them than be can be master of. Persons who complain of Uie Godlessncss of schools, operate on the theory that our schools should be reform schools. The moral tendency of Uie school must depend upon the combined morality of teacher and pupils. Sunday schools had their origin in a desire on the part of benevo lent individuals to do what parents had neglected to do. I pity Uie boy who has to gather Uie bright things of life away from home. Home should be Uie bright est, and happiest spot on earth. The speaker drew a distinction between edu cation as a science, an art, and an acqui- siuon. Ho quoted from an article pub lished in the Educationalist, written by himself. He said that the specific ob jects of schools, not professional, was not to qualify persons for any particular business, but to teach them Uie true re lationship existing between themselves and their fellow man and Creator. froreasionai schools axe designed to teach the technical parts of a pro fession, and society was the great training school of Uie world, designed to give man the practical things of life. He also spoke of fashionable schools for ladies, gave their origin and the reason for their de cay, which in substance was, that the relationship of woman to society was not understood. She was not on a level with man. But when the condition of things were better understood and Uie good qualities of woman better appreciat ed she was considered of sufficient im portance to be educated at the same school. The drudgery was lifted off her shoulders and better distributed. He said that we would have a portion of the drudgery of the world to perform, that we must not shirk. Our su win acpena upon now wen we uoynur i part of it. I The charge to the class was full of the best of advice. The relations form ed at school were graphically described, and the painful ordeal of severing them pictured. It was necessary that we should meet, and part, Uie very condition of things required it. The class were charged to rely upon self, and never stoop to unmanliness, to suit the whims of society. Resign your position first, but do not resign merely to be endorsed. The address pictured the duties of home, school and society, in the prob lem of education, too plainly to be mis understood. If our stuto could be thor oughly imbued with the ideas contained in the address, the science ot education would be a reality in the "school state." The room was comfortably filled with attentive students and citizens. The threatening aspect of the weather kept many away. Rev. Mr Kirby dismissed the audience about half a past nine o'clock. SECOND DAT. The public oral examinations of the Fourteenth Annual Commencement cf the State Normal, began Monday at 8:30 a. m., and continued till 1 o'clock p. m. There were many visitors present during their progress, and the result gave evidence of an industrious year, on the part of the pupils and faculty. In the evening the class exercises took place in the Assembly room, the pro gram embracing an. oration, history, prophecy, etc. The meeting was called to order by the president of the class, and the exercises of the evening were proceeded with without formalities. The assembly room was filled with a very attentive audience. The first exer. cise was the reading of an essay, by the class essayist. Miss Allic Ilassler. She took for her theme the class motto, "Through Trials to the Stars," and treat ed it with ability. . Among other senti ments uttered, were the following: "Without trials you must die but half a man. Man is not a man when he is cre ated, but manhood comes with years. Difficulties were God's errands." She traced the history of this country and the lives of some of her greatest men, showing that the high eminence they reached, was ever through trials. The delivery was commensurate with the well chosen subject matter. The class history, prepared by Miss Brown and Miss Young, furnished many occasions for ludicrous indulgence. The members of the class were repre sented as having many of the most start ling adventures. It may be a sufficient comment to say that the ladies achieved a reputation as successful historians which will hereafter distinguish them with the class of '81. Tho class oration, delivered by Mr. Gibson, was a well-prepared production. He took for his subject, "Tho victories of thought," and handled it in a manner to reflect credit upon that gentleman. The subject matter was especially good. The excitement of the occasion some what affected Uie delivery. Miss Florence Axtell was chosen by tbc class to prepare its prophesy, on the ground of her supposed especial Illness. Tho good judgment of her classmates in making the selection they did, was fully verified by the prophesy. We were led to believe that Mis Axtell had been cultivating her imaginative powers in anticipation of the event. The culmi nation was grand. Her ingenuity in bringing the class together after tarry ing for fifteen years, was simply admir able. The graduating class, by their presi dent, made a presentation to the under graduates in a very appropriate speech. The response of Mr. Granger was as follows: "We thought the graduating class would have presented us with a box of tacks, as emblematic of our sharp ness; but instead, they have presented us with a dead-beet, and as the actions are usually in conformity with the state ot tho mind, we must judge the condition of the class by the present they have made." After a general approval of the exer cises by loud applause, the crowd was dismissed. third day. The oral examinations continued un til 1-30 p. m. At 3 o'clock, the public exercises in gymnastics were held. There were many visitors present to wiUiess this physical drill, which is a part of tho regular daily work of the Normal. In the evening the Normal Alumni held their annual social and exercises. The progam consisted of an oration, essay, poem and music. Superintendent Wharton, president of the Alumni, called the house to order and invited those who were to take part in the exercises, to come forward and take scats on the rostrum. The Normal choir rendered a chorus in its usual excellent style. The oration by J. II Hill was a care fully prepared address, and quite well delivered. The subject: "Possibilities and Attainments," was appropriate to the occasion, as will appear from the follow ing brief ouUine: The oration represented the starting out in life, which was compared to the chase. We start out with great pos sibilities before us, and in our anticipa tions no difficulties seem to weaken our courage. This line was followed, until results were in quired for. The world's toot-rule was applied, and man was measured by Uie standards of wealth, external secur ing, personal popularity, social influence, position, etc. Axe tee successful from these stand points? The importance of national education was considered, and the importance of the teacher, as an el ement in society. The result of the work of teachers should be measured by more settled and lasting tests. If was related that a prominent gentlemen liv ing in the vicinity, had said that but two of the graduates of Uie Normal ever amounted to anything. Wltcn asked to whom he referred, be named two persons who did not have the honor of holding diplomas from this institution. The Questions were asked : Is there no field for the teacher, where SO per cent of our voters are illiterate? Is our edu cation nothing? We are makers of his tory. We should not be negative quan tities, but positive forces in society. Power to the last hour is duly. The choir favored Uie audience with another excellent song. Mrs. Ingerkoli, not being able to be present, sent her essay to be read. Miss Watson was chosen to do this, but owing to the size of the room, the great number present, and the numer ous communications with Uie outside air, for yentilation, only Uie strongest voice could be heard. As we sat some distance from Uie reader, we were un able to hear with sufficient distinct ness to make a correct report. A Treole (?) was announced by Prof. Sogard, to be sung by the Rees brothers. The audience showed their appreciation of its rendition by loud and continued applause, which was ke4 np until the boys came out to repeat The las exercise was the reading of a poem entitled "Memories," by Mr. Hodge. This wss a production which showed indications of poetical genius in no slight degree. 1Le following is fair sample of the poem Life's real worth is in Uie deeds we do; Be they im&ll or great, would we be U ae. Each one must De done witb care, ror oar live. God tees everywhere. . "Be je laitliful in each little deed, Is a maxim by high Heaven decreed. The exercises concluded with a song by tho choir. The Alumni in company with the class of this year repaired to Uie parlor where some matters relative to the regu lar business were discussed. To-day the Juniers are busy decorat. f UK W AIT OK TUB WORLD. Another "Old Timer" Clvee-Wny March of Improvement. the The Work of Demolishing; the Id Methodist Choreh Commenced. We mentioned Uie other day the in roads the growth and improvement of the city is making on "the old land marks." For more than a year attempts have been made to inaugurate a movement for the erection of a new Methodist church in this vity. Last year several thousand dollars were raised for Uie purpose, but owing to other improve ments then on foot, and other causes, that attempt failed, or rather "took a nap" till the present spring. After a good deal of "fuss and feathers" the work of raising the money, and what was harder, agreeing upon a plan for the structure, got "warmed up," and after an earnest effort ou the part of the pastor and several zealous members of the church, including some of the ladies, the effort was pronounced a "sure thing" for 1881. The $10,000 necessary to com mence on was . raised. So Monday morning James B. Hink Ic. who has Methodist leanings, was put in charge of men who commenc ed the work of tearing down the old structure. While ail who have any inter est in the growth of the denomination are glad to see it give way for a new one, there are many hallowed associa- tions connected with it that assume ten der and sacred memories. Those who have sat under the "drippings of Uie sanctuary" there for so many years, and have enjoyed Uie influences of the "still small voice" that their faith leads them to believe comes from a source higher than earth ; those who have witnessed Uie conversion of many souls within its walls, and whose thankful songs have welled up to Uie habitations of the saints ; those who have followed the gay j throng there to witness the marriage ceremony of friends and relatives; those who have performed the last sad rites over Uie remains of those dearer to them than nil else on earth, can but exper ience the awakening of the tenderer and more sacred emotions of their natures as they see the walls of the old church going down. There it has stood for eighteen eventful years as their ren dezvous for worship. Had there been anything but inartistic ugliness aliout the old, squatty rock pile, it would be an easier task to grow sentimental over its disap pearance, but as it is there is nothing to awaken regret over Uie work of raze ing. Nothing but Uie memories de scribed above are touched, and these can be as sacredly treasured in the heart without the old building as with it All turn to the more pleasing and cheerful picture which will stand in the place of the old one, when the new building is completed, which will prob ably be some time next winter. We presume a few facts connected with the history of the old church will not be uninteresting. It may be said of those who erected the old building amid all their poverty and hardships: "Ye rais'd these hallowed walls; tho desert sniilM, And paradise was opened in the wild." We talk about tic difficulties of build ing now. This church was undertaken when there was probably not a man in Emporia worth $3,000 net It cost, at that time, in the neighborhood of $4,000. The work was first begun in 1800. The Methodists were few in number and poor. On the 13th of May, of (hat year, an advertisement appeared inviting bids for the work. The committee, of which J. B. Cox, at last accounts in Ohio, was chairman, and J. M. Rankin, now a Christian elder at Burlington, Kansas, was secretary, gave notice that Uie con tracts "would be paid two thirds in money, and one-third in good trade." J. C. Fraker was the preacher on the circuit. Iu the fall of that year he made a begging tour through the east in behalf of Uie church. The walls were put up some ten or twelve feet that year, the masonry being done by Mr. Burt, who, in 1801, was killed at the battle of Springfield, Mo. Owing to the celebrated drouth of that year and the war, the work rested. At the quar terly conference in Juue, 1861, P. B. Plumb, now senator, J. R. Swallow, lately deceased at Topcka, and Dr. J. F. Newlin, who afterwards was one of the founders of Oswego, Kansas, where he died some years ago, were added to the building committee, and a new effort was made to complete tbechurch. Little was accomplished. In 18C1 Rev. John McAnulty, still a member of the confer ence, and now of Coyville, Wilson coun ty, was upon the circuit In 1803 Rev, J. W. Stewart came here, and the effort to complete the building was pushed with considerable vigor. J. C. Fraker, Thomas Murdoch and Stewart were Uie building committee. More work was done. Stewart was returned to Empo ria by the next conference, but got into difficulties which were anything but creditable to a minister, and was com pelled to leave In June. His place was taken by Rev. I. M. Earnhart, who preached here and at Council Grove. Tho building was enclosed in 1863, and used, with temporary scats, and we think without plastering. The building was used a good deal for public meetings. We remember attending a meeting there at which one of the early agricul tural societies was organized, in which the late R. II. Abraham, and David Plumb, father of Senator Plumb, figured conspicuously. April 29th, 1804, the first festival ever held in the church was given by Uie lad ies of the congregation. They realized $90 net, which went to furnish the new building. The marble slab which orna ments (?) Uie front of Uie old building and announces Uie words, "erected in 1803," was donated by a Leavenworth friend. The stone work was finished by Richard Howe, still here. The greater part of the carpenter work was done by J. C. Fraker, while the finishing, seats, etc., were done by John Hammond, who is still a resident of Emporia. Tho plas tering was done by J. V. Randolph and James Means, and Uie painting by Geo. B. Cooper, all still residents here. On the 26th of June, 1864, Uie church was dedicated by Rev. D. P. Mitchell, then of Leavenworth, now of Topeka. The denomination at once gained a perma nent foot hold here and grew and pros pered. In 1865 Rev. F. D. Loy, then 'as now of Americus, was sent to this place by Uie M. E. conference. In 1866 Emporia was made a station, and J. IL Leard was put in charge. The same year the name of the district was changed to Emporia. He was followed the next year by S. E. MacBurney, who was one of Uie ablest ministers in the conference, but who lacked judgment and became embroiled In personal dif ficulties, as well as in Uie female suffrage contest that raged over Uie state like a prairie fire. He drove away people. by his fierce opposition to Uie measure. He is somewhere in Illinois preaching. Rev. C R. Rice was the presiding elder that year as well as for Uie three suc ceed ids. In 186S L. M. Hancock was sent here by Uie conference. At last ac counts this gentleman was in California, still preaching. In one of Uie years of Mr. Hancock's administralioa, r the church suffered from a stroke of light ning. It was badly demoralized and it took $760 or $800 to repair it In 1870 a I charge and remained for three years. His efforts in building up Uie church were most successful. The room, great portion of the time, would not hold those who come to hear him, even when extra seats were provided. This led to the first talk of a new building. Two lots just north of Mr. Rigga', and nearly opposite the Coolidge hotel were bought, Uie church agreeing to pay for them, $1,200. $500 of the amount was paid and some years after wards Uie former owner was induced to take them back for what was still due n them. In 1873 the first conference at lay representation was admitted was held in this church by Bishop Scott The time of Elder Rice expiring Rev. P. T. Rhodes, well and favorably known here, served a full term as elder of Uie district. In 1873 and 1874 Charles Lewis served the church. In 1875 and 1876 A. H. Walter was in charge The South K"aa conference was held in this church in 1876, Uie venerable Bishop Jesse Peck presiding. In 1877 and 1878 G. W. Pye followed Walter. Rev. Johnson of Uarnett fol lowed Mr. Rhodes as elder, and Mr. Mitchell followed Johnson. C. R. Rice wss the minister in 1879, and S. E. Pendleton was presiding elder. In 1880 Mr. Rice again became presiding elder and is the present in cumbent Rev. John Kirby was appoint ed to Uie charge in 1880 and again for this year. These gentlemen arc now ably and fervently carrying the banner of the cross in the name of the Metho dists, of this city, and we hope before Uie conference year is out to see them triumphantly unfurl its folds in the handsomest, largest and best built church in the South Kansas conference, which shall rear toward heaven its spire on Uie site oi tne oia ouuaing which has done service so long. There was a fair audience in attend ance upon the exercises of last evening at the Normal. It is well to praise, and it is well to criticise. The "lightning bugs" provided by the regents, misnamed lamps, were on their good behavior. No member of Uie faculty had to get up during the exer cises and carry any of them out Mr. Hill did well in his oration. To the credit of this genUemen be it said, he quit when he got through. The second paper was poorly read in a voice that could not be understood be yond the front rows of seats. The poem was no doubt "fair to m la dling," as such poems often are. it was probably only intended for Uie ears of Uie few members of Uie alumni close to the speaker. Wo should say there was too much "alas!" in it, and that unlike Mr. Hill's oration it didn't stop when it got to a good place. But it was passa ble. The chorus singing was only so so. It did not sound like that of the good old days of Prof. Nortou. Perhaps that genllciSan had better material to work on than the present leader. The singing by the Reese brothers was admirable. These gentlemen understand themselves. The encore . was well de served as a mark of approval on tho part of the audience that their fine and really musical performance was appreciated. But worst of all, those in Uie rear of the ball near the door were annoyed by Uie almost constant music (?) of an inno cent babe, and outraged by the loud talking of a couple of ill bred hood lums who leave their manners at hotrif when they go into a public assembly, if they ever had any. ' Those in Uie vi cinity where these boors sat would have cheerfully paid all damages that would have accrued from leading them out and kicking them down stairs. If they are caught at such performances again at such a place they ought to be dealt with promptly as indicated above. It they have no respect for themselves they ought to be compelled to respect the interests of others. A Pleasant Party. Friday evening, notwithstanding the continued threatening weather, the handsome residence and grounds of our fellow townsman, I. D. Fox, were a scene of gaiety and lively pleasure long to be remembered, Uie occasion being an assembly in honor of visiting friends, Miss Mollie Tortat of Atchison and Mrs. Dr. C. S. Nell is, so well known in Em poria circles, now of Kansas City. The guests commenced arriving about a quarter to nine o'clock at which time a slight rain ill-betokened a successful or pleasant evening, part of which as it had been arranged, was to bo spent in the open air. The rain clouds, however, soon very obligingly cleared away and many of the trues ts betook themselves to Uie large and roomy platform that had been erected on Uie grounds just north of Uie house and surrounded by sides of frame work and green branches and covered by Uie canopy of the heavens, Uie can vass roof that had been provided early in the evening failing to weather Uie stiff breeze which sprang up about eight o'clock. Here at the sound of the cor net, which was soon supported by the inspiring music of the remainder of the Holmes' orchestra, the dancing began and was continued till after midnight to the unqualified pleas ure of those participating. In the elegant parlors of Mr. and Mrs. Fox, those who were so disposed, were well entertained by various games, social pleasures and music. Shortly before twelve an excellent cold supper, supple mented by Uie best of hot coffee, was served to the company. About forty couples were present and felt amply re paid for going in the face of a storm in the enjoyment of the hospitality so gen erously extended. Timely e Be realty. Thk News is in receipt of a check on Uie Emporia National Bank, which calls for $50,00 donated by our excellent townsman Wm. Jay. for the bene fit of sufferers by the recent storm. The timely and generous contribution is ac companied by the following communi cation : Emfosia, June 10, 1881. Editors Nkws: -Truly do vou say in your issue of yesterday that some of tne sunereni oy ins recent necu help at once. Families who yesterday had homes and shelter for their little ones, are now houseless and in some in stances destitute. Humanity pleads for them. They are paralyzed by this great affliction ; they know not what to do. Let us help them ; let those whose turn may come next assist those now crushed. I am a sufferer myseif though not worth speaking of is comparison to those who have lost their all. I trust that Uie men and women of this benev olent city will at once proceed to raise toe necessary means to restore to com fort our stricken bretheren. A rheu- matic affection prevents me from taking an active part in soliciting aio l uiere- tore send you a cheer ror sou as m; present subscription, promising more needed. Truly yours. Wm. Jat. P.S. My Hall can be bad free for any number oT nights if . it is thought desirable to eet up concerts or other ex hibitions in aid of that Christian object , W.J Mr. Jay, with characteristic phil; thropy, has taken the first step in movement which should be promptly followed op, and all citizens who are interested in the benevolent enterprise of ascertaining and ministering to the wants of storm sufferers are requested to meet at the Central Loan and Land office this evening, at 8 o'clock. The pressure upon our columns la so great this week with storm reports. Nor mal school commencement matters etc that we were compelled to cat many items from the communications of ou country correspondents. We trust they will bear with us this time for doing what we could not avoid- . . We learn that the storm of last Thurs day, in the neighborhood ot Patty's mill, unroofed the Liberty school house, demolished a large frame stable just er ected by El am Han is, and moved Uriah Hodson's bouse six or eight feet front its foundation. PERSONAL MENTION. Charlie DeMalorie spent the -Sunday with friends in Madison. Mr. Walter Lee, of Kansas City, is visiting friends in Emporia. Miss Ida Moore returned Tufsday from a visit of several weeks to Topcka. Charlie Holmes has accepted the potd Hon of check clerk at the Sauta Fe of fice at Uie junction. Miss S. Emily Grosscup, from New Jersey, has accepted a position as sales woman with Sherman & Richardson. Brother Lunsford, of the Madison News let Uie light ot his pleasant coun tenance illumine our sanctum Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. James Cleniow, of To peka, spent the Sabbath in Emporia as the guests of 3Ir. and Mrs. S. B. Riggs. Mrs. Judge Graves, who is a graduate of the Normal, is attending the com mencement exercises at that institution this week. Misses Emma and Nellie Wood, of Americus, are attending Uie Normal commencement, and are the guests of W. F. Ewing. Miss Josie Ebey, daughter of Rev. Ebey, Of the Free Methodist church, started to Illinois on Saturday for a protracted visit Ed. Collard took the run Wednesday from Kansas City to Nickerson, as mes senger of the Wells, Fargo & Co.'s ex press, on Uie Santa Fe. Mayor Eastman returned Sunday from a trip to Lamed, ne reports the crop prospects in that vicinity as being better than for years past. Dr. Schodcr and family, of Bloom- ington, Illinois, are stopping at the Pork Place hotel. The Doctor has large real estate interests in Lyon county. Elder Lotz, of the Christian church, returned Tuesday from New Pittsburg, where he recently organized a new church with a membership of over fifty. Mrs. A. E. Shaw and her daughter Cora, mother and Bister of Mrs. M. W. Gilchrist, arrived in this city Monday from Urbana, Illinois, for a visit of some weeks. The News was favored with a pleas ant call Tuesday by Henry L. Feld. lsch, who is writing up the leading towns along the line of the Santa Fe, for Uie Denver Republican. The fond hope of a score or more of Emporia's young ladies have been fatal ly blighted by the rumor that Dan Ham mond was married upon Uie occasion of his recent visit to Wyandotte. Miss Gilbert, formerly connected with Uie Normal as teacher of the Model de partment, and Mrs. Lee, of Kansas City, are attending Uie Normal commence ment, and are the guests of Mrs. I. E. Perley. Professor PeUee, one of the leading musical spirits of Emporia, left with his wife Tuesday for Sharon, Pennsylvania, where he expects to make his future home. They have many friends in Em poria who arc interested in their future success. Ross Thomas, of Pike township, went to Colorado last week to recuperate his health. He had suffered from sickness for several months. We hope he will come back completely restored to health. Mrs. George Johnson, of the same neigh borhood, accompanied Mr. Thomas to Pueblo. AROUND TOWN. The Second Baptist church on North Commercial street is being re-plastered. Rowland BroUiers are setting up a two-horse power Niles engine in their ob office. Forty Une turn-outs were counted on the favorite driving avenues of Em poria Wednesday evening. The -Merchants hotel closed down yes terday. The late landlord, Mr. Carpen ter, has returned to Illinois. O. W. Newman purchased a lot in Normal Tuesday, with a view to build ing a handsome residence at an early day. The large trees planted last winter by Captain S. B. Warren around his elegant residence on State street, are growing beautifully. Mr. Carlow is making fine progress in the erection of his new dwelling house on Merchants street, between Seventh and Eighth avenues. The past few days have wrought a wonderful change in public sentiment in Emporia in regard to Vennor and the prohibitory amendment. The buildings are being removed from the lots between Neosho and Rural street, recently purchased by the Santa Fe company for its new depot. A little party, mostly composed of young married folks, was entertain ed in a most delightful manner Tuesday evening at the residence of S. B. Riggs, corner of Merchants and Seventh avenue. A widow lady from Burlington arriv ed in this city last Friday, ou her way to Topeka,' and being dcsUtute of means, Mayor Eastman raised a sufficient amount by subscription to pay her way to the latter place. H. R. Fleetwood removed his barber shop Monday from the basement of Jay "f hall to the room dirccUy south of Osborne & Jeremy's, on Commercial He lias purchased a fine new chair, and is fixed up in daisy style. Margaret Dower, a belligerent daugh teror inn, was arrested Tuesday up on Uie complaint of James Bucber, for assaulting his child, and having pleaded guilty before Judge Barnes to assault and battery was fined $5.00 and costs. Mr. John Schmidlap, of Madison, In diana, who has been prospecting in Em poria for some days past, has concluded to settle in this city, and has leased Uie corner room in the proposed Whitley opera house for a term of five years, with a view to going into Uie drug business. Mr. C. A. White, a commercial travel er from St. Louis, was prostrated by Uie heat at Jones' foundry Monday. He fell just as he was going out of Uie door, but be wss soon relieved by the applica tion or water to bis neao, wnich was prompUy made by Uie employes about Uie shop. Jnnetion Jotting's. Monday, June 13. Harvest is upon ut, and the laborers are few.. . . .The fruit crop is not so good in this township as it was first expected. .Mr. Samuel Cesner, of Indiana, is spending a few days visiUng at the re si dence of his daughter, Mrs. Will A. Snoddy, and he is well plcssed with Kansas.... If any one wishes to see en terprise and what any one can do in Jackson township ia Uie sheep business, they ought to visit Uie Snediker brothers' farm. They are breaking out another 80 acre tract adjoining their farm. In many respects this part of Lyon county is as good as any other part, if not bet ter, for new-comers. Jackson has the best water power in the county, has plenty of school houses, two railroads, coal near by, abundance of timber, plenty of stone for building purposes, plenty of range, good land and a good class of well-to-do farmers. ...Uncle Warner Davis has Uie best piece of corn on bis beautiful farm there is in this valley Sol. Stoner will move his mill to Lynn county immediately, where he will continue to convert logs into lumber. . . -For a first-class job of whitewashing, call on William Wyckoff. 8n.VEJtPKK. A few of the city teachers and other friends were handsomely entertained on last Saturday evening by Miss Grace Merrill, at her hsVne northwest of town Croquet playing was indulged in until refreshments were announced, which consisted of an abundance of strawber ries, tee-cream, etc. The rest of the evening wss passed in having a good so cial time. The teachers would not be sorry If such occasions were more nu merous in their lives. - IX THOMAS & CO. are jiovv receiving large lots of Spring Dry G-oods, Boots and Shoes, Carpets and Ribbons, Which they are prepared to sell at the lowest possible prices. H INSPECT OUR JterT- The Americus News. EDITED BY "BURI.OW. Satukday, June 11. Rev. J. A. Collins got homo yesterday from Pennsylvania. Isa:ic Brown also arrived yesterday and partook of his wedding "hash" with John McDill L. A. Wood calculated to put in a bid on Uie Humphrey bridge having carrml on a correspondence with a Topeka man who was going to put up Uie superstruc ture and having his bid ready to take with him to Emporia to-day, think ing this was the 10th inst.; jut-t a mistake, but we are sorry for Mr. Wood and would like to have seen him get the contract The tornado blew the picnic all to pieces and shattered the fond hopes of many a school boy The M. E. church Is be ing moved to its "abiding" place, and Mr. John Bond has already commenced to replace his awning. . . .We received a card from J.F. Galbraith, Denver, Col. nc is busy and prosperous. . . .A letter, under date of June 8ih, just received from W. S. Avard, says his health is slowly improving; that Kan sas is his abiding place. He expects to return inthe fall. . . .The hurricane made us a first-class item to report, but we do not crave the opportunity again. A fine thoroughbred short horn bull (Red Bill) of the best pedigree, will make the season at O. Pfefferle'sbarn. Terms: $2.50, payable in advance. Buy forks and hoes of Willey. Superior mixed paints at Bond's drug store. Michigan pure cider vinegar at Wil- ley's. Gibson & Loy have opened up an en tire new stock of agricultural imple ments, shelf goods, cutlery, tinware, and in fact everythinjr treucrallv keit iu a first class hardware store, at their new building in Dunlap. Call and see them. Monday, June 13. The Methodists have kindly tendered Uie United Presbyterians the use of their church every other Sunday until they can make some arrangements to build their own Mablc Butler ran a rake tooth an iuch and one-half into her foot Saturday evening. .. .Miss Laura Swim is stopping at J. S. G ibson's while under treatment for her eye that was hurt during the hail stnrm. . . .A lxy 1G years old, son of Mr. Mistier, living on the farm lately owned by Willis Loy on the head of Wrights creek, fell off a rid ing plow and broke his leg Saturday The Apollo band discnurses some fine music now-adays. They are fixing up for the 4th. . . .There will be a regular old fashioned picnic in the grove near Joseph Miller's on the 4th. Good speak ers, a basket dinner and music will be among the performances. It is gotten up by Allen and Dow creek Sunday schools. All united. . . .R. W. had a lit tle runaway, but was gritty enough to hold to his team until lie run them into Sutton's wood pile.-. .George Loy, of Dunlap, was in town Sunday. Best teas at Willey's. We have just received a large slock of glassware nnd can fill all orders at Bond's drug store. Oils at Bond's drug store. M. W. Gibson is still handling burial cases or all kinds lroni the cheapest white wood to Uie most costly mahogany. Trimming done at all hours of the day or night by an experienced workman. Bernheisel & Lowry keep the largest stock of groceries of any firm in town We propose to make it an object to trade with us. A full line of boots nnd shoes constantly on hand. We must have your butter and eggs. Why? Because we have the facilities to handle them. Bernheisel & Lowry. June 14. Mrs. E. E. Tyler is dangerously ill. . . . The U. P. church is to be rebuilt. S. C. Elliott, J. Gibson aud Rev. C. A. Collins, have already subscribed $100 a piece, , .John Lennington is moviug the Mc- Nabney's house back on its foun dation The storm club "pic nicked" yesterday in Wright's Grove, at Humphrey Ford Murcury 98 to 100 in the shade the last two days. . Hands axe a scarce commodity. Every one is as busy as bees fixing up after the tornado. .. .The M. E's. have kindly tendered their U. P. brethren Uie use of their church as soon as it ts repaired.... Quarterly meeting of the M. E. congregation last Sunday at the Evangelical church. . . .The United Pres byterian's are holding services at the school house. ...Phillip Gimble- had one hundred and seventy-five frui, trees blown down and Jacob Bamesbcrgcr 250, For first-class drugs, patent medicines and notions call at Bond's drug store. Boyd's batteries at Bond's drug store. Stationery, wall paper, toilet soaps and a full line of notions at Bond's drug store. Popular patent medicines at Bond's drugstore. 'Creme oat-mead soap nothing bet ter for the toilet. Willey has it. The Hartford News. EDITKD BY "JIKfiO." Satcrday, June XX. Isaac Taylor went to Council Grove, visiting friends, to-day Sam. Bear bos greatly improved his office by tbc addi- tion of new desks, fcc. . . . Hiram Ruby, who has been in Wisconsin for some months past, returned home yesterday. He will remain a few weeks and then will take his departure for Iowa, his fu ture home. ...The heavy wind Thurs day nigbtdid some slight damage here. The frame or A. u. mien's new house was blown down and many of the Umbers broken. Campbell Bro's. , large corn crib was blown to pieces and scat tered about badly. A part of it fell up on Elder Walker's buggy, rendering almost a total wreck. Some windows were broken by the hail.... The young folks are enjoying picnics to-day. One in Uncle Tommy Harle's grove, cast of the river, and another on Eagle creek, at Wm. Updegraffs; the Hartford band was in attendance at Uie latter. Monday, June 13. The house of D. Perrigo was blown from its foundation during the : late storm. The kitchen was a total wreck, all its contents being utterly destroyed Rev. Eirkpatrick delivered a very able discourse yesterday at Uie M. E. eharch . . . .We learn that Joseph Duckett was married yesterday to Miss Alice Fish ot Jackson township. We wish him much joy with the Fish htr has caught and hope that she may not have jumped from Uie frying pan into tho fire". Joshua Duran'a little boy was badly cut Saturday evening, by stepping Upon broken goblet. The wound was about three inches' in length and very deep GOODS BEFORE D. THOMAS & CO. BOOKS AND Go Gity Book Store for WINDOW SHADES, Curtain Fixtures, Curtain Poles, STEEL ENGRAVINGS, CHROMOS, OIL PAINTINGS WALL PAPERS and BORDERS. The Finest Selection in the City. Also CROQUET, BASE BALLS, Etc., Etc. ELLEN PLUMB, EMPORIA, KANSAS. and bled profusely Saturday, while at work in the race at the mill, Messrs. Rogan, Pennybaker and Thompson had a narrow escape, Tho water was held back by an old hcadgate somewhat rot ten, and there being at least seven feet of water in the river, it gave way, letting the water upon the workmen in tho nar row race, the walls of which are near twenty feet iu bight and perpendicular, but fortunately the gentlemen made good their escape. The Reading News. EDITED BY MARY PE ZF.AN. In this vicinity on Sunday a couple of small cyclones or whirlwinds looking ike water spouts were seen in the south but did no damnge only to give the christian brothers a fright and make them race their horses for a ways. . . . School district No. 00 closed last week, and the scholars to show their apprecia tion for their teacher, Mr. Chance, pre sented him willi a history of England in five volumes. . . .The Cottage house has been improved by a front porch.... A new bridge has liecn built over the creek in Bond street.... The ladies of the M. E. society gave a strawlierry festival hist week and realiz ed as much as they expected which will go towards furnishing tiie new parson age when it is up Our old friend Judge Culver, called around last Satur- 1 ay evening and conducted the Sunday school institute on Sunday Messrs. Hill, Hodge, Rowland and Kier, of Em poria, were up last fcunuay, ana tuu much towards making the exercises in- tercstinir Albert Bryan has left off carpentering for the railroad, and start ed out on his own hook. Over the County. Celebration In Ajjum City. Grand basket picnic and celebration. July 4th, 1881, at Harliord's grovo in Agnes City, one mile south of Santa Fc crossing on Bluff creek. J. G. Harbord, of Acnes City. Reader: J. M. Miller, of Council Grove, county attorney of Mor- ris county. Orator. A general iuvition is extended to everybody to come with their families and baskets, and join with ui and enjoy a day of good time in gen eral. By order of Committee. J-'roui Frnltland. Fruitland, like the rest of the country, was visited by the great storm of the 9lh inst, and considerable damage was done. Ezra Iliatt's house and one owned by Mrs. Zeiter and occupied by Frank Clark, were blown down but no person was hurt. Mr. Zeiter's house, oc cupied by Mr. Stevens, was badly scared and started to run, but ran against the stone part of the house and was stopped in its mad career. The roof of George Rank's stone house was blow nine or ten rods and broken to pieces. Some others were more or less injured. A great many fruit trees were broken down and more or less injured. Ed Swartz's barn was blown down and to tally ruined, and a horse that was in the stable was badly crippled and some hogs killed. When the building fell Mr. Swartz had just come out of the stable. Wm. Morgan and Charley and Willie norr were out with their teams and got thu full benefit of the whole storm.... Thos. Stanley has returned from Philadelphia, ne also while gone, made a visit to bis brother in Iowa. He was accompanied by his sister from Ohio. . . . Wm. Lamb is on a visit to his mother and others, ne has been in New Mexico for some time. His new clothes that we expect he bought for an extra occasion took in the storm and were sadly demoralized ...The Rev. . Dricsbach, of Americus, preaches every alternate Thursday even ing at the school house. He is spoken of as a good, earnest Christian and good speaker. L. II. Tbe Blorm in A(dm City. Tuesday, June 14. Editors News: The tornado on the 9th was one of the mojt destructive storms that has ever visited this part of Kansas. At about C :10 p. in., the storm struck this place from tbe northwest ac companied by the largctt bail stones we ever saw, doing immense damage to Uie growing crops especially to small grain, The wheat crop which promised at least three fourths of a crop will probably be cut short to about one-third of a full crop. Gardens almoxt entirely destroy ed, Tiie damage to the corn crop is hard to estimate at Uie present writing, but it is fair to presume that it will be cut short at least one-fourth only insuring three-fourths of an average yield; the potato crop we believe is uninjured ; late beans are all O. K.; the fruit crop is damaged badly ; the apples and peaches have been badly marred by bcingcut with the hail Uie fruit trees were also badly cut np and broken down by the hail and storm, Late corn is comparatively uninjured. The damage to houses ia this locality is small ; we believe that Mr. Bowersock lost 21 window lights; Mr. Harford, 9 Mr. Ceoyl, 15; Mr. Mouncc, three entire windows. The mayor, of Agnes City, Mr. G. II- Thompson lost 29 window lizhts: Mr. .. Bicrcer. Mr. Edward and others having north windows lit near ly all of their glass. . Phabcs. Agnea City A earns. June 7.. -' Corn Is booming, and weeds are boom ins too.....E. Barclay had a valuable young mare badly cut by barb wire, and one of R. Cochran's met with the same fate.. ... Andy ninchman is buying all the ; fat hogs on Bluff and Wright's creek, paying as high as five cents, live weight. . . .Ourpopular county surveyor. Harry Hibben, was up.. . . .On the even PURCHASING. -J?f -AT-? STATIONERY. to i ingof the 9th, at half past six o'clock, Agnes City was vbitcd by one of the most terrific storms ever known in this section, dealing destruction in every di rection. All growing vegetation was hammered into the earth. There was a heavy wind driving every thing before it that was movable. The hail was from Uie size of a quail's egg to a hen egg, driving through shingle roofs. Stove pipes and all windows on the north side of buildings were de molished. Taking all things into con sideration things arc badly demoralized. Burton, an exoduster, hail tho roof of his house blown ofT and his little girl was badly bruised by the hail. The roof of the house fell on Chectum. a colored man, dislocating his hip with other bruises School commenced in district No. 87, hist week, Miss Dillon, teacher. . Henry Williams and Frank Jennings bad an altercation about some cattle. Williams used his cattle whip on Frank. All is peace. Conduit. Ivy Items. Fiiiday, June 10. The school house was burned last Sunday morning about 1 o'clock. It is supposed to have bircn fired by incendi aries. . . .The morning services were held in the grove at Winter's ford. . . .Sunday school aud preaching will be held at the usual hour in the Fairview school house hereafter. . . .The grangers up here are completely demoralized. Their "goat" was burned up in the school house ' and they arc too poor to buy another. . . . Tom Best says he has the largest corn in the county. Can't sonic one call him a liar nnd sec how much grit he has got. ..Ivy is looking np in the carriage line. Three new ones iu one week, and more expected. Isn't Albion Miller hap py? He ought to be. It's a girl.... Sidney Putnam is revisiting the scenes of his childhood in Pennsylvania. 143 Creek. Fremont . Monday, June 13. The damage done to crops and fruit by the storm last week is greater Uian at first estimated.... Dr. G. W. Frost has added to his herd of cows eleven head of thoroughbred short-horns. I had the pleasure of seeing one of the cows which ' was as handsome an animal of the kind as I ever saw, and I am reliably inform ed that the others were equally as good. Success to Dr. Frost and his enterprise . .Lyle Gilliland has become a medi cine man. I hose in want can be sup plied without the extra expense of a physician Mr. Knopp is building a new house. . . .Mr. Lumley is also build ing a new residence. A. J. For torpid liver, biliousness, dyspep sia and all liver complaints, tne liig Blood and Liver Cure, (l)r. Marshall's Bromoline) is just the thing. Ask your Its Jut m 1 looming! Such is the expression from all drug gists and dealcrx everywhere who are consumption. No like preparation can ' begin to nave sucli an extensive and rap id sale. And why? Simply because ot its truly wonderful merits. No cough or cold, no matter of how long standing ' or how stubborn, can resist Its healing qualities. Asthma, bronchitis,, hoarse-' ness, hay fever, pain in the side or chest Jill IIIIIM'I'ILV 111 I in 111 II III!' UT U II V 1 1 II "IT mi, jrivau w ,u ,, tvwiw aihim k . will positively cure, ana that where, ev ' crything else has failed. Satisfy your self as Uiousands have already done, by getting of your druggists, B. Whcldoa & Co., a trial bottle for ten cents, or a regu lar bottle for XI. For sale by li. Whcl- don & Co. Ladies should use Dr. Marshall's Bro- mole for constipation, biliousness or any liver complaint. Big bottles, fifty cents. 1 our druggist sells it. KM PORIA MAltK KT8. ORAIX. Wbeat report corrected liy W. T. Soldi, ilea! er in wbeat. Wheat, No. t 0J No, S .SO " Jio. 4 SHOW . Grain report (esee)it wbeat) eorrar.tcd hy M. W situate), dealer in grain. Corn, cooil. wholesale... 38o4 43 65 Corn. retail. OaU, wholesale... UaU, retail , Bran retail FIvUUB, FRODUCK, 4c. Rcrt corrcutotl by Tboina A Jones, dealers - in icroeeries. ... Patent flour... Kancy " Fair " Graham Dour Corn meal liiwkwheat flour, jxr lb.. Cnicfcena, live, er .loisen " tr-itl, tr lb. Turkey, live, Turkeys, tlreucd, Potatoes, per bushel..... Bwcet potatoes, per lb.... beans, iter pou mi.. ....... Butter, per lb............. Krrs, per doson. .......... Milk, per quart ; S so . 2 an ... J 1 3 U I l t TUtt to ' Ui , l&l ts 05 ' ' 0 10 ; . m . - 119 i in - 15 1 Mi 15&JO ltf - 40 fliS - ioeeso, per klinee meat per lb... Apples . Aldei ien acute.. rescues... ........... .. Pmnea ........... .. Raiatns Blackberries Raspberries Prunelle Pitted eberria Appla buUer, per lb... UVJS STOCK. Report corrected by Greer Way, live-stock dealers rat bojrs, per 1W lbs. wholesale. . 4 S0f4 NO Fat steers, " .. 4 &&-. 5 OI fat cowl. " ... S 6uJi 75 Fat sbeep, " " .. 8 oufc-1 eo Cairo, per head ..4 OOJ5i bo rrash milch eows, " - . .li (Xi'v (10 Hones, earn " ... fiosoiiie oo Ponies, each ,.J0 OUuAO 00 FRESH MEATS. Ac Report corrected by John ilenning.-d-calcr In Beef steak per lb. Koasw, ......... Pork. - - Mutton, best bam. 8buulien, . ......... Bacon, " Dried beef, native. Der lb. . . : -U4I2U tXr10 ii4i,:)f . IS . 10 . . - ISJtf 15 .- Dried beef, uuanlo, Dsnsafe, borne 10 UN, Dretsed Hogs, WOOL, HIDES. As. -- f Report corrected by jjttia A Co. Tub-washed, per lb . ,, ., 97 Fleece-washed, per lb , as Unwashed, median:, per ib ...v. . - lk& ., Unwashed, fine, ...... . Uu,lS . Dry flint, Ko. 1, pr lb. wholesale. . . It Green, . ..,.!? Uraen salted . . . ..