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ESTABLISHED IN 1857.
EMPORIA, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1881.
VOL.. 24 NO. 26. (
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-if tlie anti-prohibitionists of Kansas
Mtlo bump their he wis ftgtin, the
wall it In position." Juilije Brewer, r
The K. tTTv. YY. at tlie njing of the
Haprume Lodge at Detroit abolUlied tba
square ami cuiMua and adopted the
shield anil anchor as tb emblems of the
order.
Mr. Conkling bat declared bU posi
tion oa the mouopoly question. A. few
words from Mr. IX-pew ia the same con.
nuc lion would doubtless strike the public
as uncommonly opportune just at this
lime. ' ' -
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. .It rs'said that Capuin Henry King is
p receive $1,000 from Scriboer's Mouth'
1y for a series of fire ankles on New
Mexico and Arizona. It was good
thing for the literature of Kansas when
Tom. Anderson wetil Into the Topeka
post office. '
. Judge AicJfarlatul the duties
of Commissioner of the General Land
Ofllceat . Washington . Friday. . The
government service may be regarded for
the first time in Its history as being fully
rounded up, now thai a Kansas man has
been placed at the bead of one of Its iuimI
important bureaus. .
Judge Brewer's rational decision (a
Uie fnalterof the druggist test rases will
have a tendency U relieve the anguish
of a large numlar of anti-prohibitlnnlsbi
who were wedJet to grit f becsUite'a
deadly blow had been 'aimed at oHiIar
liberty in connection with tiv of
lemon and ciunamoa drupe.
',' Mr. Allen B. hwiuaa is said to have
pun-hastxl a controlling interest in the
Newton Republican, but the Vigorous
onslaught made upon u the pocket " In
the laid, issue of that Journal, would win
to indicate that the late editor still die
tales the political policy of the paM-r.
The hand Is the haud of Lemmon, but
the voice Is the voice of Muse.
A Bt. Louis paper says Senator lMuinu
has Just realized 13,000,000 from mluing
peculations. This Is good for a'seusa
tlonal item, but the truth would probia,
bly cut the aoMHinl low to UX,0tt ttt
less. The Senator has had extraordinary
luck lf; he has made half the amount
stated in the last figures, as not ono man
In 60,000 can show that much clear gain
from mining outxlde of an Investment of
kindred of. thousand first made U con
trol noh mining district. -. ' -
lion. D. C. Haskell, member of cob.'
rea from the Second Kansas district,
lately d1irV n-Mrcs at Chicago
bainra' lie Aaef Icin-. Jioiarf. Muftiuuary
Society on "Mormonlsm and Polygamy,"
which has been Issued in pamphlet form,
copy of which has reached our table.
This address ought to, and undoubtedly
rIll,lo much in the direction of ridding
the country of that terrible crime and
curse denominated Mormoolsni, It in
an able and concise sUlcment of the case,
audrwlllba wldeljrrtad,.
crowd will look down with pity and sor
row upon the less fortunate persons
whose wickedness appropriated the
jokes; but they will not exalt, because
at last they have the ttulge on them.
There will be one feeling of gladness
over the fact that there is one happy
place where proof-readers do not corrupt
and scissors do not creep in and steal.
A new telephone has been invented
and patented, by means of which central
offices will be abolished. It consists or
a dial, marked with as many numbers as
there are telephones In use in the local
ity; a pointer moved by clock-work
passes over the dial, and by means of a
plug can be stopped at any nuuilier de
sired; and when the plug is inserted in
the dial, connection is opened with that
number, and kept open until the plug is
temoved. , ' , . , , :
The Journal of Agriculture, publish
ed at St. Louis, claims that the daily
press of that city does not represent the
sentiment of the Mwso"r oikI Kansas
faruiera on the HenaopiucaoMU Speak
ing for the farmers, the Journal says:
"The Northwest, to some extent, has
competing water route at present, by
the lakes and New York canal and by
the Mississippi. But the West proper
dors, not have competing water routes.
Hence the deira1jliry of constructing
the Heuuepin canal, uniting the waters
of I lie Mississippi and Illinois rivers at
points far north as to compel a regu
lating of freights laHwcen the Northwest
ami the West and Uto Atlantic Ocean.
The firmer aa afford to pay their share
of the necessary expense that may be
incurred, because It will at once enhance
lite value of every pouud of their pro
ducts which seeks an eastern or a foreign
market"
We are'disappointed in Kinporia, and
sorry for the lukewariunes of our friends
in that cily. Have they been captured
by their boom, by the gtal of mammon,
aud lost sight of principle? Under the
old law of the state whisky was driven
from the place, but now, with the strong,
est prohibitory law ever created, the de
lightfully moral little city has become,
we see it printed, a regular rum hole.
Wichita Eagle. ; .
Don't fret about Kinporia, old man.
We are getting aloug tolerably well.
The statement, by whomsoever made,
that Emporia has "become a regular
rum hole is simply false. Only one
man tliat we have heard of has openly
tqteniptfiT to violate, the law, and ke
found it pretty . expensive amusement.
There la not one-half nor one-fourth the
liquor sold and drank here there was be
fore the new law went Into effect, nod
ttaWmeuts to the contrary re worthless
assertions or arc made in stupid Ignor
ance, as the records of local courts will
prove. We have no objections to your
encouraging the whiskyltes to violate the
law all you please at homo, which is the
direct effect of such paragraphs as the
above, but we shall not permit you to
misrepresent Emporia. The decline in
the whluky business here is a noticable
feature Emporia is a kvw-abidiag town.
There seems to be a growing sentiment
throughout the stole - that it would be a
graceful thing for Governor St. John to
do to at least stay 'jwjth the -amendment
until it has safely ' passed through those
peril which beau all welLregulated In
fants, Instead of courerAlBg himself Into
a peripatetic testimonial. of the success
of a law whose rlugnjM 1 rgrtalrn
Ing from the Atlantic to the Pacific. A
dutiful mother U not much given to gad
dfhjr Awhile htr ? Ombe; ia cutting UH-ttL
and is mostly to bo found at home when
there are symptoms of measles or scarlet 1
fever around the house. .
' London World : u There would seem
to be no end to the inflation of . things
American. Wise old croakers may shake
their heads as they please, The gamble
ia carried wildly on, and all sorts of en
terprises are being set going to fan the
flatue. There ia sure, of course, to bo
the Inevitable end of all fiiis; but before
It comes there will be room for the mak
ing of many fortunes, and as all of us
think the whole world mortal except our
own sweet solves, each gambler hopes to
mi among tlie uanpy lew. . mere is.no
appearance of thejmoyaucy breaking
down yet awhile, at all events. Of course
In. the long run it will be greatly over
done.. There will be too many railroa'ls
buih, too many combinalliuM made, and
too nflmy rash ventures of all sorts. The
general community, however, will be
the better In the end for what is now be-
MlgdAue. -
RAILWAY STATISTICS.
A statement recently published gives
the railway mileage or the United States,
in 18M, at &l33 miles; or Great Brit
ain, at 17,696 miles; and or Germany,
France, Austria, Italy. Russia, Belgium
and Switzerland at 63,735 miles. The
United Slates, according to this state
ment, had 2,803 mflcs of railway in ex
cess or the combined uiiicago oi aii
European aouotrioa, Tlio cost of con
struction of the Tatlwayg of EuroH)" la
sutadat ll38,859)5, or an average
of $138,017 per mile, while in the United
States the aggregate coat was 24,702,506,
Oil, or an average of $56,590 per mile.
The gross receipts ot European railways
for the year 1879 were $97395,321, or
an average of $13,014 per mile, while in
the United Stales the receipts aggregat
ed $529,012,690, Ar ail average of $680
per mile. Tito net earnings of European
rullwaya aggregated $425,001,050, or an
average or $3.29 per cent, on cost or con
struction, while in the United States
they aggregated $219,916,724, or an aver
age or $4.53 per cent on cost or con
struction. The railways oftj real Bril-
lan cost an average or $202,750 per mile,
exceeding, by several thousand dollars
per mile, the construction expenses or
any other railways in the world.
THE DUTY OF NEW YORK
KEFUBLICAKS.
The present week has thus far devel
oped nothing in the situation at Albany
to justify tlie hope of an early cessation
of the stubborn hostilities in the New
York legislature over the senatorial
question, and if the Republicans of the
Empire State maintain their present
reputation for political stupidity for
many more days, the public will become
fixed in the belief that a competent boss
would not be a bad thing for the party
to have. There is no doubt that popu
lar scT'timent has buen very largely with
the administration in the ' fight be
tween the President and Mr. Conk
ling, and the best friends and most ar.
dent admirers of the latter regard hi
resignation from the Senate as a culpa
ble blunder which has fatally marred
his brilliant record. By turning over
the United States Senate to Democratic
control, and then entering the field in
person to secure a vindication, be for
feited the regard of his constituency,
and it was only proper that the Republi
cans of Now York should manifest their
displeasure by relusing to return him
to the " seat which ' be surrendered
without any warrant to justify his action.
But we Tail to see how the administration
or the Republican party at large, has
been licneflued by tlie course of the wv
CiUWoi UIf-breed in concentrating their
forces upou Depew. who Is recognized
as being in sympathy with the inonop
lists, and whose election would render
the hope or future conciliati-.in between
tho divided tactions of tlie party ex
tremely precarious. The plain 'duty of
the legislature is to select two of the
most able and distinguished Republi
cans in the state to fill the seats vacated
by Messrs. Conkling and I'lalt, and we
believe there are meu in the
great Empire State whose high standing
in the commonwealth would command
the support or Stalwarts as well as Half
breeds on score of their fitness Tor the
positions and their records- as true and
tried Republicans.
We believe tlutt the popular veidict in
the case or Mr. Conkling remains un
changed, and we are of opinion that the
great niass of the Republican party
would be averse to his return to the Sen
ate with the declared purpose of antag
onizing the administration. But while
this Is so, there is a strong feeling
against the ascendency ot the clement
which Depew is alleged to represent,
and the impression prevails among
many fair-minded Republicans that his
defeat would not be a bad thing for the
general Interests or the party.
. We believe that tho only solution of the
problem ia the selection ot two strong,
capable honest Republicans, whose de
votion to the party would enable them
to rise above all narrow considerations
or factional strife, and who would thus
command the endorsement of the rank
and file ot the party, who have bo sym
pathy with the aims and purposes or
lobbyists, ringstera or machine pol
itic! sua. . "- ' ' -
tic coast. Brilliant showers of meteors
will occur, especially within the tropics.
The tides will lie unusuallyjiigh in the
West Indies, and hurricanes will pre
vail on tho cast side of the Rocky moun
tains. The month of July . will be ex
cessively hot, owing to the heated at-
mosphere returning from the equatorial
regions.
New lork Herald: A western wife
Is said to have noUQod her husband
that having become a Buddhist she by
authority of her new failb had divorced
him. Here ia a sweet new thing in di
voree that will be t-agerly clutched at
sight by other women and a great many
men, for in a country where any one may
change religion without losing caste
there will be little hesitation about
embracing Buddhism if by so
aoing . one may cease . em
bracing an uncongenial , partner. : We
fear, however, that when the new ex
cuse for divorce ia carefully looked into
it will not appear as enticing as at first.
Buddah, indeed, did forsake his newly
wedded wife, but it was because he
loved her so much that ho feared he
could not sufficiently love the- many In
tellectual virtues to which he desired to
devote himself; modern divorcers, how
ever, leave their partners because they do
not lovo them . enough. To this last
named class Buddhism offers no conso
lation, for while it might enable thm to
stifle- their consciences to the extant of
getting rid of an old partner, it absolute
ly forbids the taking of a fresh one and
a religion as mean as that is one that
nobody with divorce tendencies iwill
have anything to do with. -
that all the saloons or that town were
ninninsr in open defiance or the amend
ment.
Eureka Is going to have a big time on
the Fourth. T. L. Davis. 'Eaq.. will do-
liver tlie oration, and among the other
features will be a foot race by boys un
der 14 years of age; first premium, $3,
second $1 ; also sack race, hurdle race;
blindfold wheelbarrow race, slow mule
race, catching a greased pig, all for pre
miums, and the exercises to close with
a grand display of fire works.
Winfield Courier: We heard of a farm
er the other day looking for a money
loaner to pay off a $700 mortgage which
bad two years yet to run. As this was
a little unusual, we made Inquiry and
learned that two years ago with the above
borrowed money he had purchased
calves. The other day he sold the
outfit, now two-year olds, paid off hit
indebtedness and had aix or eight hun
dred to again buy calves with. Doesnt
this strike the average granger as a bet
ter scheme than wheat raising year after
Eureka Herald: The Building
.-New York Tribune: A stale conven
tion lias been called by the Virginia Re
publican commiuee, to meet at Staunton
on August 94, and decide Uxo Utu
tllude to bo taken by the party toward
the Keadjusters. It is to be hoped that
the agitation of the question of affiliat
ing with the Mahoue party will be car-
ried on in a spirit of candor and fair
nest, and that the verdict of the conven
tion Will be accepkal in good faith.
There is evidently an honest difference
of opinion u this quetioM among the
Republican leaders In that stale. They
should nil rocoirnlxo the need ' of
harmony and the -importance of settling
their ' disputes before they begin a
campaign which promises to be or con
siderable Importance in Us Influence up.
on National as well as Virginia politics.
H they stand together they can deal
death-blow to Bourbonlsm at the ap
proaching election, but IT they fall out
anioag themselves they will accomplish
nothing. '
One of the contractor on the Califor
nia Southern railroad U reported to be
etnptuyiitg Indians with sati.lWclory re.
suits. Tula is practically a new expe
riment, akUoegh for ure than a centu
ry Indian labor . has been occasionally
resorted to on the Pacific coast, chiefly
In agricultural occupations at points
where the services of white men were
not to be obtained. It is, besides, an In
toresting and a bopsfttl experiment, for
it may be predicted with a reasonable
degree of aaauraace that, aa a menna of
civilising the Indian, dally and system
atic work for which he Is promptly paid
and to the faithful performance of which
he ia strictly held, will accomplish more
thau treaties and training, schools.
Hitherto within the narrow limits which
have prescribed his employment the In
dian has been a reasonably efficient
worker. The early . mission buildings
of California were built by the aborig-
Inlea, they helped to plant and cultivate
the first vineyards in that region, and
they are still employed to a considera
ble extent in the vineyards of Southern
California.
THREATENED 8TRIKE.
A New York siccial to the Chicago
Tribune gives currency to tho fear en
tertained in certain quarters that the
country is on the eve or a series or
strikes among operatives throughout the
United States which will permeate every
industry oT magnitude. The opinion is
expressed that the recent strike among
the brewers or New York was intended
aa a sort of forerunner in the movement.
but for some cause their lead was not
followed. A circular was issued a few
days ago by a well known detective
agency and sent to all the leading offi
cials of the various railroads throughout
the country, to the effect that the agency
was in possession or inform ation that
most comprehensive strike is contem
plated on or about the 1st or July by the
whole force of loeoinotive engineers ; that
the arrangements for the strike were be
ing, rapidly perfected ; that they might
possibly delay the movement until the
first of August, but that a strike for a ma
terial advance in wages had been deter
mined upon which, from its far reaching
effect, covering every railroad line, trunk
and branch, in the country, would not
fail of being successful. This strike. It
Is believed, will carry all the working
forces upon the rallroadt with the engln
and is believed to bo so thoroughly
organized that their employers will ha
helpless.
' New York Herald : According to the
prophetess. Mother Shipton, the last
hour of the world ia fast approaching.
and. If she told tho truth, all honest
paragraphera will very toon be com
paring notes in a brighter sphore. Tho
man who made the original joke about
the big feet of the people of St. Lnois,
and kept on making it, will harp on a
thousand strings, and the paragrapher
who first took off k is coat and dived for
the oyster In a church fair stew will bo
waving a fan. The writer who discover
ed the elasticity of Rhode Island as a bit,
of ground lor fua will greet the humuriat
'.who found that one slice of lemon . in
Suuday-BclMiol lemonade did not give to
.that beverage tho strength of a Santa
Orbs soar; and together they will wel.
.come the darling boy who drove Rarua
through oue of secretary Evarta aenten
" cea ia six days. The merry, good hearted
AMERICANS IN MEXICO.
Judged by the dispatches that from
time to time reach this country from our
sister Republic tho only Mexican news
ia about Americana. This is quite grati
fying to our national pride, but it should
also be very satisfactory to Mexico. The
oldest nation in North America is in
much the same condition that the great
west was a few years ago. It is wonder
fully rich in natural resources, but to
properly develop these. immense
amount of capital la necessary. . and
Mexico has little or no money to invest
la great enterprises. Eastern money
built railroads to the west, put steam
boats on western rivers, erected mills,
stocked stores, and ; did every thing
that money could do toward helping
western ' promise to develop into
performance. Aa a result our great
west, not long ago a -wilderness, Is
now tho wonder and admiration of the
civilised world. Now that elbow room
is becoming scarce In our own new
country Americans are pressing into
Mexico, and aa most of them carry mon
ey with them Mexico ia in luck. There
is not another country ia the world that
will return so much for a little. Be
shies Cwrtile-soil -aad-rich mines the
country has one resource of which the
west was always bare alio baa a large
population which ia well distributed,
so that 3abor . k. always within mwo.
The two countries are fortunate In their
acquaintanceship t each can offer the
other what ' most it needs, and neither
can prosper without benefit to the other.
A great deal bf American money may
lie wasted in Mexico, for the Yankee has
not yet learned that there are people
who do care at alt for things that he
esteems highly ; but in the long run the
returns will be sure and the benefits
mutual. 1
HERB AMD THERE. -
A medical scientist says that a garter
will cure cramps. We infer from this
that the male sex enjoy a monopoly of
that ailment.
Tho tail of the new comet is said to be
100,000,000 miles in length. It must
have been developed under the auspices
of a star route contractor.
A miser recently died of enlargement
of tho heart in the northern part of the
: ". This - porailuxlcal occurrence
could never havo liappened outside of
Kansas.
Tlie news-mongers at Washington
must be out of the city taking their sum
mer vacation. Mr. Blaine has not been
attacked with a new ailment for three
wholo days.
Another Ohio man has stepped to the
front The French and British govern
ment have adopted for their armies the
Gardner gun, invented by W. Gardner,
of Toledo, Ohio.
Eli Perkins pales his Ineffectual pro
bity before the editor of the New Or
leans Times, who is responsible for the
statement that a mule was sun-struck in
that city last week.
"The great need of this country ia a
president whose eldest son docs not con
tract a matrimonial engagement as soon
aa his father fairly warms the executive
seat'" a J.TUden.
A commission has been appointed in
Canada to inquire into the working of
mill and factories and ascertain if chil-
dren are badly treated in any way after
having 'been hired to work. Canada is
improving.
Boston PMt: " Now, honestly, do you
believe the report that Sarah Bernhardt
studied the air and expression of half
craved women by going to a millinery
store and wotciiiug tliem try to select a
bonnet T "
Professor King, the baloon man, is
preparing for a voyage across thu Atlan
tic. The rumor that Sam Wood has
been chartered to furnish the gas for the
trip is probably a dodge to advertise the
Greenback party.
New York Exchange: ' Two thousand
dollars per day is the price the people
are paying for the tedious jugglery show
at Albany. Any sleight-of-hand man in
the street would lie more entertaining
and equally useful for a thousand times
less money.
Peddlers of the Revised New Testa
ment are said to do well enough In cit
ies and largo villages, but in tho rural
districts any alteration or . the sacred
book is regarded so entirely in the light
of profanation that canvassers find it
necessary to sell playing cards and other
novelties incident to the book trade to
come out even on their expenses.
It is very questionable whether Gover
nor Crittenden promoted his popularity
among his Nodaway county consti
tuents by respiting the Tal bolt boys until
the 22d or July, thus disappointing
immense crowd which had assembled to
witness the hanging. The culture of the
average Missourian is of that high order
that when he rides twenty miles to feast
his eyes upon the elevating spectacle of
a public execution, the natural impulse
is to resent any avoidable hitch in the
published programme.
me largest purchase or land ever
made in the world by a single person
was that completed on Friday last, when
Hamilton uessou, a prominent manu
facturer or Philadelphia, took a deed
from the statu of Florida Ant 4,000,000
acres situated north of Lake Okeecho
bee The amount paid is not published.
but it was supposed to be about two
dollars an acre in cash. This enormous
transaction has been in negotiation
several months, the land being under
the control of the board of internal im
provement of the state of Florida. The
tract ia nearly as large aa the entire state
or Mew jersey, and the greater part of
it is susceptible of cultivation.
Parties who have failed to provide
themselves with caves and dug-outs are
respectfully referred to the following
prophecy ' of Vennor, the Canadian
weather prophet: "As the moon will
be at ner inferior conjunction on the
25th, and as the planets will be but a
few degrees out or conjunction, I will
adyise seamen to get their vessels into
safe harbors until that date be passed.
Terrific gales, accompanied by hail will
blow from the east all along theAtlan-
FKRSOHAli AHD POLITICAL.
Mr. ticpew seems to be iu the nine-
hole, so to speak.
This isBlainc'sday for having Brighl's
disease of tlie kidneys.
Hon. Thomas Ryan will orate at Wel
lington on the Fourth of July.
Jeff. Davis' foes are those oT his own
household, if Southern criticUins. of his
book are fair indications.
Mr. Jacobs, the leading Democratic
candidate in the senatorial canvass at
Albany, has withdrawn from the contest.
It would not be a bad thing for the Re
publican party if Depew would follow
his example.
The virtuous Mr. Brady is howling
for an investigation. It . will come in
dne season if he will only allow patience
to do its perfect work. There is really
no occasion for any star route contrac
tor to fracture his under-linen to behair
of a thorough ventilation so long as
"that man James" is at the head of the
Post Office Department. ' ;
It is said that just before Dorsey left
Washington for New York he called
upon Attorney General MacVeairU with
Bob Ingersoll. He asked MacYeagh if
he thought that be (Dorsey) was guilty.
Macveagh said " Yes, and that ho would
give Mm fair warning that he should
put him In the pcnetenliary." At this
Bob Ingersoll said that they had better
at once prepare their case, and they havo
been doing this ever since.
Wel-
OVER THE STATE.
Congressman Ryan will orate' at
lington on the glorious.
Tho Courier says the wool clip of Cow
ley county is 300,000 pounds.
The Free Methodists arc holding a
successful camp-meeting at Dunlap.
Nearly every town in tho southwetit
will have its Fourth of July celebration.
Tlie Courier denies the report that sa
loons have been re-opeucd in Winfield.
Tho Howard Courant is the best spec
imen or typography that comes to our
office.
The wheat crop may bo put down as a
failure in this county this year. Eureka
Herald.
Ed. Greer, city editor of tho Winfield
Courier, lias been taking a tusscl with
the fever.
The little dingy looking daily called
the "Kawsmoutb, printed at Wyan
dotte, died on the 20th.
The fortieth ' lodge of Kuighls of
Pvthias in Kansas was organized at
Carbondalo Friday evening.
Hon. John Martin will pull tlie leath
ers out of tlie eagle's tail and let her
float in the air from Augusta. ?
A new trial has been granted la the
Parsons liquor case which was decided
last week against tho bar-keeper of flie
Belmont House.
Winfield is to become the head tenter
for camp-meetings. We are raUy-gliul
to learn this on account of thV ld"nd
young sinners ot me vourier' .-. u
A saloon was bpenikf ta .WTT4ipn
Wednesday. The lrjapc Wf panpsie
torwlll bo next weesTtw&ss Bfays
the authorities arc detefinliied tji-enftirce
the law agaiust whisky selling.
An exchange Bays that the editor of
the Kinsley Republican recently killed
two snakisa in his sanctum. Bromide,
in Judicious doses, would probably fore
stall any tuture visitations of this kiud.
There is a latent suspicion in some
sections of Kansas that the temperance
amendment is defective in that it' failed
to prohibit the licensing of billiard
halls save fur "medical, scientific and
mechanical purposes."
The kind of liquor case jurymen they
have in Topeka are not fashionable ia
other towns. , There seems . to bo
large sprinkling of people all. over the
state who believe in enforcing the lawB
made by the legislature.
Madison News: Mr. Jesse Martin-
dale, brother to Wm. Martin dale, Mrs.
Jesse Martindale, his wife, sister of
Arnold Macy, and Mr. Macy, father of
Arnold Macy, arrived in Madison from
their home near Dayton, Ohio, last
Saturday, and returned on Tuesday.
It is stated that the Gordon house, at
Topeka has been sold to Mr. Bonis, late
of the Tefftor $52,000. Mr. Gordon start
ed the house in the time of tlie early set
tlement of Topeka. He has always kept
a good hotel. We hope the same may
be said or the house under the Burt is
regime.
Sugar mills are going up all over the
state, and the culture of sorghum prom
ises to become a prominent industry in
Kausas. In this immediate section,
however, the saccharine interest sec ma
to bo limited to the production oi taffy
by local politicians, who have aspirations
in connection with the fall canvass.
Two Parsons lads, Howard. Black and
Bertie Partridge, who ran away from
home a few days ago with the intention
of going to the far west, were captured
in Montgomery county and restored to
their respective families. Thus was the
utter extermination oT the American In
dian unfortunately averted.
- The Commonwealta and Capital, at
Topeka, have locked horns over the ques
tion of syntax. For the future political
prospects of Governor St. John it is to
be earnestly hoped that the hyper-critical
editors oi tnose paper wilt let upon
their grammatical quarrel - before it
assumes" the fatal proportions of a slate
issue.
W.C. Herschberger, a Ft. Scott sakma-
iat, has been tried and fined $100 and
costs for giving away and selling boor in
violation of law. We trust the public
prints which are subsidized by the whis
key interest will be as industrious ia
disseminating this intelligence aa they
have been ia proclaiming to the world
Avr
elation made the first offer of moocv
last eveuing, uui mere was no applies
lion for it. Money is getting pretty
chesp when nobody wants it at eight
per cent. It Is becoming niorc 'difficult
every day to loan money on proper set
cunty. We know of $1500 that lay in
tho bank for three months in this place
and was offered at nine per cent, and
was finally returned to the owner in the
east because there was no one who could
give tlie requisite security wanted it at
that rate.
Eureka Herald : The increase in the
number of csttle in this oaunty ia the
past year as shown by the statistics we
published last week is very giatifying.
Tho iucrease is over 5,000 as compared
ith last year's returns. This is the
hoariest iucrease we have had in any
one year for more than five years. ' What
is still better the class of cattle that
make this addition aroof a superior or
der. Many ot them are high grades.
and quite a number arc thoroughbreds,
so the -increase in value is proportion
ately greater than that of ' numbers.
Cattle will doubtless always keep the
lead as the most valuable interest' in
Greenwood. Nature and the inclination
of our people seem to be in perfect har
mony on this point.
A very, remarkable thing is related ef
a Lawrence man who one night put an
eye-stone which is a small shell taken
from the head of a crab into his eye in
order to remove a cinder which had got
into it and was paining him: In the
morning the cinder Itad disappeared. So
had the eye-stone. He could find noth
ing of them, searching high and low.
He wondered if he hadnt lost his eyes,
too. For years it was a mystery to lum
where that eye-stone had gone. Lately
ho began to feel a bard substance at the
end of his finger. He remembered tho
eye-stone and tho truth began to dawn
on him. The Btooo had slipped down I
behind his eye and worked its way into
his finger. He showed It to a friend,
and his friend thought it was a wart.
But he was not convinced, and as it was
growing harder and coming nearer the
surface, ho went to a doc tor. The doctor
looked at it a moment and then pro
nounced it to be a wart And the maa
is still inquiring of all his friends, if
they have seen an eye-stone anywhere
around.
A WILD FANCY.
It the sad old world shouM jump a eojr.
SnsM time, ia its ilissy roniif .
Ami jrn oT the track with a tiubies iog.
What an al wmiM enme to the tinning'
What a rest from strife anl the burdens ol
life
Pur the millions r people la it;
Wby, a way out of caro. aud worry and wear.
All in a beautiful minute.
With sot a list or iml pooil by .
'or loved onea fell beluud tn.
We would so with a luugu and a atigbty
ptuage
Where never a rravo bonht Sad as .
What a wild, mad thrill our eiaa would Sll,
A the (rest earth, like a feather.
BfconM float thro' tbe airtoUod knows where,
And carry iu all together. . .
Bo dark, damp tomb, sad 0 mourners' gloom.
Mo tolling bell ia the tteeule.
Bat im one swift breath a painleet death,
: for a million biluoa people
What grcter blii coulj we ub thaa this.
tw tweep with a bird's Tree motion
Throosh leaffM of spaee to a retting pises '
la a vaM aad vaporv ocean . 1
To pans away from this life for are. - '
With never a dear tie sumleroit,
And a world on fire for a funeral pire, '
While (he tiara looked on and wondered
THE LATE WAR.
IXQSRSOLL'g WEAKNESS. !
In a "Breakfast Table Discussion,'
published in the New York Graphic,
one or the disputants indulges in the
following vigorous criticism of Cot. In!
soli's lectures: 'I
To sav that the Christian body.
through all its life, post aud to come, has
had, and will have some very rotten
members, from Pope to parson, is simply
to ssy that it is composed, hero on earth,
or very weak human beings, always lia
ble to go wrong ana ao wrong. But weir
doing and going wrong hardly comes
from obevine the Ten Commandments.
or believing in the Sermon on the Mount
or devoutly ssying Our Father. Ami
here is Ingersoil's weakness. He makes
nippant attacks on acKnowieagea wesK
spots in tbe christian . church, attacks
that are only puny eciioes translated in
to smart slump oratory of some of the
attacks of very able men. There are. to
be sure, mysteries in uuristian le selling
the 'trinity, lor instance ana mys
teries there will always remain
on this side of the grave.
But are mysteries confined to
religious teaching? We live and move
a life of mystery. What is life? What
is death? What is erowtb? What is
the steady change and rounded order of
what we call the seasons r wnat is
light? What is heat? What is anything?
Everything is a mystery .Then why start at
tae I rumy r is uoa nouna to uisciose
everything, to expound everything for
Col. Incersoll's satisfaction? It is
enouch fur a man to have a reasonable
taitn ana a reason tor tlie laiui tnat
Is in him. Creatures we are; even
Col. Ingersoll will acknowledge this
much: and with all the rcstrainti
and limitations of creatures. . The
wonder is that God has made known so
much, not so little, to us. Hen certainly
did not invent tho thin us they know any
more tnan tncy created menisci ves, ot
made the distance between carta ana
heaven. But there;' you nave aad lec
ture enough, my dear, this morning." ,
said
BAD
DRilHAGE AHIr FILTH ABOUT
Tho cleanly care of the body and tbe
ventilation or rooms avail not so muca.
however, lr about the house tnere : creep
and crawl the Invisible but none the less
terribio impurities - from damp, moldy
cellars,' standing pools of slop-water
and nerteciea. rjexoeroas privies. -
"How long we migbt five, xeiuns
Dr. Nichols, "if we could only get out
of our dirt and that of oar neighbors!"
In the belter Dart of tare cities peonle
seem to have succeed very well la "set
ting out" thanks to- the rigid enforce
ment of sanitary laws I and although a
clogged sewer pipe has power, to trans
form tne most elegant mans too into
intolerable dwelling-place, it remains
for the country to furnish horrors that
would cause a sanitarian's hair to stand
on eml.
A writer ia Farm Homes says: Tbe
pallatlng thing about this rural disre
gard for health laws is that it seems to
be an unconscious disregard.' a sin of
thoughtlessness. The tasteful and thrif
ty rarmer has his fences, outbuildings
and walks tn faultless repair, while in
doors his wife aerobe and polishes, and
is a marvel of order an1 neatness; and
yet some villainous cess-pool brewing
its mischief ia the Insulted air. or- ac
repository of filth emboweled. It ay
be, in luxuriant Tines breathes eat its
poison day and aight. and mocks the
orderly care of the farmer and tho tidy
pride ox his rood wile with its aaspeaa
able pollution.. Could the fanner be
permitted to encounter these air poisons
in tangibiesbape could he, for instance,
catch a glimpse of dintaeria peepiag
into the sleeping room of lus beloved
little ones, or scarlet fever dogging their
steps, or typhoid threatening the wife of
sua near woum ae not employ rvery
means to avert them I There fe ao
cose for bad gssses about country
homes. Every owaer of an acre of land
has the means at hand for maintaining
a clean atmosphere, providing ef course
there is no nncoouiertUe marshes . or
'miasmatic rivers to deal with-" -
Gam Hahono'e Criticism Jeff Davis
: Book The frapoMd Abwdwi-
anoat or Virgiala.
'- Correspondence, New York 'tterald. !
...Pktbraiicko. Va. -June : lfL It has
(teen said that there was no officer in the
confederate army of whom Gen. li. H.
4ee baa a higher appreciation than he
did of .Mahoue, and .he is reported to
have - remarked : . that ia the --event
of his -death he would have preferred
Mahoae of all his general officers to suc
ceed him in command of the confeder
ate forces. These high compliments of
Leo to Mahone were tho result of a close
observation of tbe feourage, skill and
military tact of the latter as a com.
maaacr and intrepid leader, where
the ' great : trails of a gen,
oral,, are. developed. On- more
than one occasion Mahoae distinguished
himself by the execution of such rapid
movements and daring acts as to bear
favorable comparison with that remark-i
abh) genius of the confederacy. 8tonewail
Jackson. Perhaps there. is hardly an
ottleer ot Lae'a army who 'made such a
terrlncaiiy successtul latllle as that iu
front of , Petersburg, which gained
for Mahone the sobriquet of the "Hero:
of the Crater.'.' and which has been hand
ed down to posterity by tlie pen of the
Historian and tue urusu ot the artist as
the most awlul scene of carnage of tbe
late war. It is well known, though not
generally admitted, that toward the close
of the war Mahone was not only admitted
to all conferences with the confederate
commander-in-chief, but thai he also be
came oao of the few whom Gen. Lee
called upon for confidential Consulta
tions., He was present at every confer
ence of the corps commanders imme
diately preceding tlio historical events
which transpired in front of ; Rich
mond and Petersburg, and is intimate
lv acQuainted. from personal conver
sation had with Lee, with the views of
the latter concerning the events which
led directly to the evacuation of the two
cities and the surrender of the confeder
ate forces. Readers of tho extracts re
cently published in the Herald from the
book entitled " tuse sua trail . or
the Confederate - Government." by
Jefferson Davis, will recollect
that. . . the author by suggest,
ion . and strong . intimation, . holds
Lee responsible for tbe delay in aban
doning tbe confederate capital, and also,
in vague' terms, hints that the move-
meat should have been carried into ef
feet at a much earlier date than it was if
the life of the confederacy was to be pro
longed.. These insinuations of Mr.
Davis have occasioned a good deal of
feeling among the triends of Uen. Lee
HA BOMB'S VKRSIOJf. !
As a matter of historic interest, how.'
ever, and for the guidance or future
writers" upon the late war, a Herald cor.
respondent called to-day upon Gen. Ma
hooe. who is known to be an authority
on the subject, for his version of the facts
in tbe case. He wav found at boms
busily engaged in overlooking and ani
swering letters which had accumulated
during an illness of a week or more,
and try which he was confined to his
oea. -, . ( . i . .
I hope you are not here to interview
me." Uen. Mabone smd. "for, tn truth 1
hare nothing to say." k .
"i nai is tne oojoct or myi visit,"
the Herald correspondent. V .
, "Well, i oeciare, t m very sorry, but
what can you wish to know now ? . I
thought I told you all I knew at the con-
venuoa."
"General, have you seen Jeff Davis
book?"
I havo not. I liavc a curiosity to
look H over, but really have been indis
posed, and now have not the time."
"Wnat ao you tnink win be tne ef
fect or it?"
Oh. none.-except, to get a lot or old
fossils to knocking their heads together.
It is doubtless tne History or tne wsr
from Mr. Davis' peculiar standpoint, if
you may call that history."
WHO WAS HKaPONSlIll-K.
General. Mr. Davis inferentially
states that Gen. Lee was responsible for
holding the army in front of Richmond
so long at the close of the war and just
prior to tne evacuation oi.iucnmonu
and Petersburg, and the retreat to Appomattox."
-i inina uiat is true. "
" Will you please giyo me your reasons
for thinking so, general ?"
M WelL it is well known that it had
lorn? been the intention of Mr. Dsvis not
only to abandon Richmond and Peters-
. . . . - i .7- - : - l. .1.
Uurg, out to aoaouun y irgiuin aitugetucr.
Gen. Lee opposed such a proposition
ou very substantial . grounds, not
the least of which was the one
that to leave Virginia would be to lose
the mainstay of the confederacy and per
uana half of the army. When this no
tion of Mr. Davis became known it
caused considerable feeling among Vir
ginians in the army, and so a major
general wrote to uen. uac aim cuiuuatic-
ally stated that if such a movement
was resolved . upon ' ne ior one
would not carry a man in bis
division out of the state. . And "the
armv portion of Virginia was not all
.... , m T -
tnat opposea wis pisn oi jar. unvia. iv
became known to Gov. Letcher, who en
tered an indignant protest against it,
sad declared that to abandon Virginia
and the capital of the confederacy would
be to sacrincc tne cause, ana lose
all ; the .. moral . force - by which
they were held . .. together, as
well as to destroy tlie' little etvrit du
eorp which remained in the troops. The
virmnia -legislature atsu upuunu uic
mowmeut with such vigor that the ab
surd idea of the president was never
broached again."
.. LEIt'S ACTION. .
Then it is your idea that Gen. Lee
did keep his troops in front or Rich
mond until finally compelled to retreat?"
' "Yes, that Is my opinion Neither
Gen. Lee nor any prominent confederate
officer had any sympathy with Mr. Pa-
vis" idea ot abandoning the seat of gov
ernment by a retreat to tlie mountains.
sad the prolongation of the war b'
anrt-af vanning fiffhL : Every One i
that the rail or itichmood would end tbe
war. Had the confederates captured
Washington, they might have been rec
ognized try foreign powers and their in
dependence anally siarjiisnea." ,
in nts cmjOK sir. xnvis says: -
'Lee had never contemplated surren
der. He bad long before, in language
similar to that employed by Washington
during the revolution, expressed tome
the belief that in the mountains or Vir
ginia, ha coald carry oa the war for
twenty years, and ia directing his march
low am vi-nir u mn ue weit uc-
lieved that as sa alternative he hoped to
reach these mountains, and, with tlie ad
vantage which the topography would
WiUCU WBW
lie evinced ao much feeling in reference
to Mr. Davis refusal to make terms that
I said :
" 'I wish you had called a conference
iifyonr officers after Davis refusal."
'What would they have doner Raid
Lee.
" 'They would have taken matters into
tueir own bands.' said 1. 'and authorized
you to deal with tlie matter aecordiug to
your own juajnneut.'
"Gen. Lee thought a moment and
then said : 'It is too late to remedy mis
takes now. tiis officers would have
done just that thing, for Lee had the
conflulence not only of the soldiers but
of all the confederacy a thousand fold
more - than Davis had. - In
deed, Davis was seriously dislik
ed by our people. He kept in
position about him his peculiar pets, and
the oftcner they lost a fight, the more
frequently were they promoted. History
will never credit Jeff Davis with being
either a model executive officer or a
great general. His book will doubtless
convict him of being neither."
uen. stanone discussed the various
movements of the two armies in a man
ner that proved his intimacy with the
subject, but beyond the facts narrated
above there was nothing further dis
closed of historic or remarkably interest
ing nature-
HARDWARE.
LOOMS & LOOMS,
LAND PIRATES.
How the South, Is Abused by Caserapa
loaa Sfrehooporn.
" Cbrresnondenee of Mew York Tribune. :
One of the worst features of the ex
isting condition of things in the south is
to be found in the character and methods
of a large number of men who sell goods
in tue smaller country towns aud vil
lages, and at the cross roads and
landings almost everywhere. These
men are mostly foreigners or northern
men, but of late they are, in some parts
or the country, a few native southerners
taking up the same kind of business,
as good southern citizens now and then
confessed to me with shame. These
merchants, or storekeepers, are as rapa
cious as pirates, entirely destitute
of principle, conscience and honesty.
Observe, I do not say that all the small
merchants or dealers in .. tbe couutry
C laces in the south are of this character,
ut the class is a very large one, and it
has its representatives almost every
where. These men are growing rich
faster than any other class in the
Southern states. Tliey sell goods to
negroes and poor whites at 200 or 300
per cent profit, and much of the time
they simply take all that a man has. A
lare part of their business ia conducted
In this way:. A dealer of this class
makes an agreement during tho winter
with a negro or a white laborer to "run"
him for Uio season. That is, the mer
chant furnishes the "small planter" with
ail his provisions and. supplies of every
kind for the spring, summer and au
tumn, agricultural implements and
everything needed, on credit; all these
to be paid tor out ot the crop, when it is
matured and gathered. Each dealer may
thus supply or "run" a dozen, twenty,
or fifty men. During the summer and
all the time that the crop is growing,
the dealer rides about and inspects each
man's crop, or sends some competent
man to do this, so that he
can estimate the probable product.
Of course an experienced judge can
do this very accurately. Thus, when
the cotton is ready to be picked, the
merchant knows exactly how much lias
been produced by each man Hint be has
Tun." All along through the season ho
has, of course, entered on his books each
article lurnished to the planters. INow
he goes over his books and puts down
the price of each article, the amount
which tlie customer is to pay for it; and
the price is so arranged that the aggre
gate charged lor the season's supply win
exactly take the whole crop. Tlie poor
laborer is mus ion, nt tue ena ot tne sea.
son, absolutely penniless.
There are often stormy scenes on -set
tling day." Such a merchant will sult
mit without resistance to the bitterest
curses a wronged, disappointed, enraged
negro can utter. Often there would be
violence, but the merchant is armed and
his dupe is cowed. The end or result of
H all is usually that the dealer makes
the man a cheap, showy present, and ar
ranges to "run" him again the next year.
But sometimes, when a negro is con
cerned, the outcome is different. - The
merchant boys cotton. . iu many
cases he has a gin of his own, or a cot-
. r. - . ...
ton press. 1 uis gives tue wruugeu, ueij-
less negro an opportunity ior revenue.
The gin or press is fired some dark night ;
there is a deduction from the dealer's
profits for the year; tbe negroes of the
region exult among themselves, and
there is a new "political outrage" for the
newspapers and politicians.
DEALERS IN
HARDWARE
Attorneys at Law.
PEYTON a PE1TON,
as. WiU practice in the state and federal!
courts. 1
J. W. FEIttHANj
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Ofloe with i. Jay Buck la News block.
Stoves and Tinware,
BARB WIRE,
Agricultural Implements
and SEWING MACHINES.
East side Commercial street between Sixtli ani Sere&t. mm.
LEWIS LUTZ,
SDealor In
s
TEEL,
ETC.
AUD WARE, "KTAILS,
UUTIjERy, .JLN IRON.
Full Line of MUZZLE AND BREECH-LOADING
Shot-Guns and Rifles,
Webber
AND
Shutler
Wagons.
WEIR
AND
MOLINE
Gradual or American Veterinary UoHegs.l
Veterinary Surgeon.
OflM iaatJMnh Px.k'a Hra ia IVuitl.
tation (treat II illm nf.ntu.lt nnri
fully treated. J. 11. H ltOllTK.
Plow Co.
Agricultural Implements,
ceieorurea jiaisu steel Wire. Stover and Perkiua Wind.
mius, fun nn. of Hazard Gunpowder at Kana
City Price, fc, Sc.,
J. A. YOUNG,
DENTIST
Kaa porta, Kaa.
Rooms over Fibst National Bakk
J. M. GRIFFITH & CO.,
DEALERS IN
GENERAL HARDWARE,
Iron and Steel, Nails, Horse-shoes. Fence Wire,
Agricultural Implements,
Etc, Etc. Sole agents in Emporia for
i . J
THE BAIN WAGON,
Deere & Co.'s Plows and Cultivators,
Grilpin Sulky Plow,
Hew Hone am Singer Sewing IlacMiies,
Champion Reaper and Mower.
DR. TH0S. F. DAVENPORT,
DENTIST,
Car. 81sU Avennn and Commercial g
ur ,TA,M- Emporia, Kansas.
JgMFOBIA
s
COTTON CULTURE IN KANSAS. ;
CaerryviUs Globe.
There is not the least doubt that in the
near future cotton will be added to the
staple crops of this section of our state
Its culture is no loncer an experiment.
and many fanners are now turning their
attention to it. The experiments prove
beyond a doubt that the climate of South
ern Kansas is particularly favorable and
that it is a much more profitable crop
than wheat or corn, notwithstanding the
fact that we have the finest wheat grow
ing belt to be found anywhere m the
west.
The first man in this county to try
the experiment was Capt. McTaggart, of
Labertv to was inn. lasi year ne pianica
2$ acres, both bottom and upland and
although be did not get tne secti until
late in the season, it came up nicely and
turned out well, lie got from the twen
ty five acres twelve bales weighing five
hundred pounds each. When he saw
that the crop was going to be a success
he nut ud gin ana press at an eopenso
of f 1,000. He built tbe gin near his
water mill, and runs It by water power.
When it became known that be had a
gin Cwmera aiong the line of the K. O.
& L. 8. road. s far north as Cuunute,
seat cotton to him to be ginned, and the
industry at ones sprung into an im
nortant ana nrontaoie one. .
11118 year juciaggari una suty-uvc
acres in cultivation, ana lie says it is
lookine much better than tbe I ail year's
Planting did at this time. lie cultivates
it the same as com, and finds exodus tor
labor quite convenient and satiafaclory.
Cotton seed is an admirable fertilizer.
The Captain says his plan is to drill the
seed and then when the cotton eomcs np
thin out. lea v mar about two stains tn a
hill.
A ereut many exodusters have with
in the last two years settled in this
county, and they are planting a targe
acreage ana nna it a very prouiauie
crop. Being familiar with its culture
their presence aids others who lack ex
perience, and encourages many to de
vote a portion of their farms to the crop.
It is estimated that there arc wis year
between six hundred and one thoosana
acres of cotton in the eoonty, and as it
was planted much earlier than last year1
. . . . . i a : .
crop, tne ouuook ior a ueavy yiuiu m
decidedly nattering, ua plain nciag-
rart awl Judge : Tamer, or in
dependence, who also has a gin, sup
plied many farmers witn a eoou ciuanuy
of seed this spring, and it is quite likely
UMW tne crop will tm nucn uiib jrcar an
to demand more machinery with which
to prepare it lor tue market.
Tnose wno nave experimented wun
cotton in this county claim that it is
abont the surest crow tnat can ue put in.
and being folly as staple as wheat there
is no room lor aouoting tne prediction
of those who claim that cotton will be
one of the principal crops of the future
in this section.
BUGGIES, PHAETONS
AND
Carriages!
We will keep on hand a full line of Spring
work during the seasonstrictly
uA"and"Bw grades.
A FRESH CAR ON THE WAY.
LEWIS LUTZ.
give, yet to baffie the hosts
bllnwin? him." . - - ,
"Whaiis your opinion of that state-
mentf - - '
. "The statement that Gen. Lee never
contemplated surrender U not true. 1
naa a coniarence wiut uen. unsumn
own quarters at Appomattox, immedi
ately after the surrender, when, in dis
cussing the latter days oi UteUonfeder-
acv. ne aaiu to me nut some tune imv
.. WHAT A CHECK.
"Boeakinr of ralL" remarked a print
er in a Nevada beer saloon, "talking of
solid cheek, I never saw a man wno nao
more of it than Fete Blivens, of Kansas
Oltv. Three of as used to room together
Utero in ist&. uw mgui to uiy -it
was ao hot that if you would chock wa
ter on the side of house it would sizx
like so much hot iron we condaded to
e-o down and sleep oa one or tne umber
rafts on the river. Well, we got on the
rafts with oar blankets. Just betore
tenting in Pete Blivean said he guessed
r.JU Hnrinr the winter, he had arsed on-1 he'd cool off by taking a swim. I knew
on Mr. Davis the desirability of making I the current would snatch him right
A Hawk's Catttvc A rattlesnake
was seen to stretch himself out an
huge rock ia Arizona,; A large hawk
wept down, aevtrly catchiag hi anak
ship napping. The snake sprang his
rattle and coilea ready tor a stn&e. wane
the hawk aovera roaou, masing a aaan
first oa one Bade and tuen oa the other.
Tbe snake made a spring aad apparent
ly failed to strike, aad before he coald
mcuU htattrtf tbe hawk seised kins with
both talons done behind the head. Ia
fact, be had him on the neck and swept
into the air, wmie tae snake- straggled
and twisted, away np into the btae sky
in wide circling sweeps, notil the reptile
bang limp ana tueiess, wken the hawk
came pown to earth again, aad alighting
on a neiguoor mg tree, organ to awe.
terms with Gen. Grant. He detailed to
me some of the conversations with Mr.
Davis, which I do not now recall. Da
vis, be said, ' would not listen to tbe
proposition, ana insistea tnat ae mast
fight to the last. Gen. Lee told me that
he explained to Mr. Davis the situation
of the two armies, tbe conditio of his
trans Donation aad tbe inferiority of his
minniaffxl tn point of numbers to that ef
Grant, and -that wnaa urant auacKea
him it would be next to in possible to
ppa iwiv. and therefore that terms had
bettor be made witboat further loss of
lUe or property. U rant's cavalry, his
artillery karats, and his transportation
were in excellent condition, and only
nine miles front kla base of supplies.
Lee's were ouite tbe rererse. and ke had
bo supplies to be spoken of ia case of a
retreat. The talk between Gen. Lee and
myself upon this subject marked itself
meet iodellibly upon wy memory, for
under, bat I didnt want to rive him any
advice, and he dived off the raft. The
andertow caught aad sent bun oat or
airht ia about three Sfconds. As
ns WS saw tnat ne wan urowneu, nte nnu
the other chap went for his effects. We
found $&50 in his pants pocket and an
Id watch. : We took 'etn ap town and
soaked tbe clothes for 9 and sold the
watch for f 10. Then we went
around town on a sort ' of
jamboree and spent tbe money. About
& o'clock ia the raorning we were drink
ing tbe last dollar wiut some ot tbe boys
at the Bine Corner, when who should
walk ia bat Pete himself in an old suit
of clothes that be had borrowed of a man
three miles down the river. And hang
me if he didnt want his clothes, and
next day he was 'roond dunainsr as for
the paltry som of $850. Tbe rail of
some men is enough to paralyze a Louis
iana alligator.
WOOD WORKING FACTORS
Plana aad IMeiScatlnna tar ll
buildings rurnUaeil, and low figures give.
n voa
on all contracts
saetorv ana ihnn a.
Jast north ol seventh A
utvn ne a call
mm Carriage Factory.
'T..I. RYAN.
Manufacture of all kinds of CAKRIAQ&Sw
WORK. KTXL KTC
KCrAlBIIO 0 OK KHOST IOTICK1
Sixth avenue eat t of Commercial St.
Are also sole agents In Emporia for the celebrated -
lidden's Steel Barbed Fence Wire,
J. II. HIBBEN,
COUNTY SURVEYOR
AND
City Entrliieer.
Will make surveys of land, locate eoman.
run division lines. Ac will &ia r r i.k
lans and estimates fur bridges sad lay oat
laadatioa work of all kinds. City lots stak
correctly . OOioe at court house. Km
poria, Kansas.
The original patented wire.
Sixth Avenue Hardware Store.
SMITH
& HAIL,
DEALERS IM-
HARDWARE, AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS L FARMING
TOOLS. AGENTS FOR McCORMICK REAPERS,
MOWERS and SELF-BINDING HARVESTERS.
HAPGOOD SULKY PLOWS, I X L GRAIN
DRILLS and the KANSAS WAGONS.
SMITH &
HAIL,
ntttk Cm.
CROCCR1E8.
aonthenst eoraer of Fourth!
jarenue aad lMumereial nt, I
Go to I. W. JONE.S & COH '
NEW GROCERY STORE,
- FOB TOTJB
STAPLE AND ' FANCY GROCERIES, CANNED GOODS
VEGETABLES. &c Ac.
N. B. Highest market price paid for prod ore.
Grange Store,
CHART .TIB PAINE, Agent,
T !
-DEALS
IS-
G roceries, Provisions, Queehsware & Produce
.. .. . . - i ... . - . j - i
First door . north of Dr. Moore's Draff Store. .
Bottom Prices . to . u Cash " Customers.
J. T; BURTON'S
GOODa
la tbe plaee to buy the
CHE APEST . AND BEST
UT IKLLISn trumr mi ClIH.Itu a4 srUI ear bit
helping to nay tho had deou of ethers. Tbe highest yrioaa naid for oovatrr pradace
178 Commercial Street, north of Sixth avenue.
E. Q- MacLtENNan
Go.
at the
NEWS JOB OFFICE
Are prepared to do all kind of Job pritln.r at
. v- reahmtahlw rate. tt.-r-v-'
O. M. STEBBT. T. M. SKSewlOK .
8TEKST A SF.DOWICK,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Kmporia, Kansas.
Will prnetiee in the several court of Lyon,
Osaee, Ureenwood, Coffer, Chase, Harrejr,
Marlon aad alorrts counties, Kansas; lathe
supreme eonrt of tbe state, and in the federal
eourts for tho district of Kansas.
F. P. PAYNE,
ATTORN Et and Justice of the Pnaen.
Oniee: Katporia National Bank BuilJiBC.
8C0TT A LYNX,
ATTOSXITS AT LAW. Will nnitlln.lt
mv 9mm ua w euerai tAHina.
B. W.COHMIHSBAM. W . T. M'OAaTT .
CUNNLNGHAJf MeCAKTY.
ATTORN KITH AT LAW. Kmnnrl. IT.....
Will nractlee in all the But .
uiorts. uiaeeiaaaws block.
Physicians.
G. W. FRONT, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
OSes with Dr. aleCaadlUa,over Bister's draft
store . Kosideace at southeast corner of bev-
enth avenue and State street.
DR. W. W. HIBBEN,
OrriCK Over Dunlap a Co's.
Bank
JOHN A. MOORE,
rHYSini A It a Hn arraaarkw nm
his Dnts Store. No. lb Commercial st.
tn. Jacobs, K. rx,
OrriCB In Korth a Sydor's draff star.
J.
H. WILH1TK, IX T. &,
Dsntists.
Shops and Factories.
oundry and Machine Shops.
JOSEPH C. JONES, Prop.
Msnufaeturer of Iron Front, Land Rollers,
on tio war -standi, ranr.v Brneketa.
rtums. and every description of Iron and I
Brass castings Machinery and Boiler re
palriaff a specialty. Correspondence selie.
TEAM SOWKB
venue. Kmporia.
K. W. tjl'hVAGUB.
VOUNGGKEE & SMITH.
Sixth Ave. Shoeing Shop.
Horse Shoeing a Specialty.
Flow and atnehian wk nua.bli u
satisfaction. All other work promptly at
tended to. Worth side of Sixth a venae, east
of Commercial street. , . "
Mlsesllansous.
BOBEBT BILLIES!.
CIVIL KNGINRRR AMD lllBVtvnD
OSes over flail. Walte a Co's music store.
Qt F. THUS.
Boot and Shoe Maker.
All kinds of Foot ur nul. bi a4..
the best style. Repairing promptly attended
to. Bnop en west side of ComnMreial bt.. a
few doors south ot th avenue
XXPORIa. KANSAS.
Hedge Laying; & Hedge
iTimmingf.
I own the nonntw vivht. .f k . .
Iled re Lever and the ui
Trimmer, and am prepared to lav ditnL,
trim had re better and cheaper than any other
party can do. Call on or address. '
i. It. W. BELL,
Emporia, Kansas.
Banks.
THE EMPOKIA
NATIONAL BANK.
Capital,
Surplus, -
$100,000.
42,500.
Ixtkrrst Paid on Time Deposits.
Drafts drawn oa Eastern cities and all points
in nurope.
Special Attention given to Collectiops.
Gold Cola aad Sterllnr Eienaa bought at
vsms, ace.
Advances made oa Shipments of Grain ana
stock, and Commercial Paper
UhMKMiated.
The highest urines paid lorBehool.TowBthlp
wry ana twenty Bonds.
P. B. PLUMB. President.
C. HOOK. Vice President.
L.T. HERITAGE, Cashier.
DiBBOvoaa. P. I n,ml w.T. Ln.l. t m
Hortture, Lewis Luta,C.Ilood, Ianiel BiUer
A. G. Bdmintoa. M. W. Phillips, A. Roberta.
jr. o. OMO&S, rtmid-a.
Wm. MA BTINDA IS. Flos V'.
O. A VMOSS, Catkltr,
First National
-BANK-
OP EMPORIA, KANSAS.
C2;iial Stick ftil ia, $lC3,e:3.
SURPLUS a-UKD,
Does a General Banking Business.
EMPOKIA
Saving's Bank.
TBAXIACTS A ORBKBAL
BANKING BUSINESS
Iitet ills TEi Tcs CrJlt1
J. J AT BOCaV Presld
H. IUBLAP7tssh ior.
at Bit oa. B. P. f7"i
J. WMtt. i.L JL' '

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