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ESTABLISHED IIST 1857.
EMPORIA, KANSAS, THURSDAY, XOVEMBKlt 24, 1881.
VOL. 24 NO. 47
An "explanation" from Mr. MacVeagg
would be au uncommonly opportune
proceeding Juat at ibis time.
The Ameiican eagle folds its wings
and droop its tail feather over a $500-,
000 mail robbery in London.
When they get done counting in Mis
sissippi it is conjectured that the Demo
cratic candidate will all be elected.
The public will not be paralyzed with
surprise to learn that Corkbill origin
ated In Ohio. MacVcagh, we believe,
aland accredited to Pennsylvania.
According to an exchange . Mahone,
though not concocted with the first fami
lies of Virginia, is, nevertheless an F.
, F. V.. being a frisky, fighting varmint
Mr. MacYeagh should hare been big
ger or the place which he assumed lo oc
cupy smaller. Either condition would
have met the demands of the situation.
The effect upon the male market of a
fatal distemper prevailing among the
horses la New York 'will be contem
plated with more or less interest by Mr.
Tilden.
What la wanted, apparently, by the
government in the star roulu cases, is
soma good lawyer to conduct the prose
cution who has "reduced h 1 raising to
a fine art."
UI see It stated by the parier that Mr.
Blaine is in excellent health. I aui bet
ter and stronger tnyselt this fall than I
have been since the Cincinnati conven
tion." 8. J. Tildeu.
Wales lays claim to the distinction of
having the best hnrpists in Kuropo. On
this side ot the water the nrnrt success
ful and artistic wirepuller uro very
geucrsl.y conceded to Kausa. .
The young men at Topt-ka are vying
with each oilier in the purchase ofxlub
orate engagement ring for their , best
girl to the great mebtal and financial de
pression of their washer women;
The Champion is vigorously agitating
the formation or a board of trade at
Au-hinson. Emporia has one almost us
good as new, which we believe could be
sk-curvd on quite reasonable terms.
In easting the political horotcopu for
' 1SS4. the Bourbou leaders will not f
ceed UMin the basis of 138 electoral votes
from the "solid south." Malione has re
vised the Democratic arithmetic of 1880.
Congressman Keller, of Ohio, still
seems to have the m1o in the ratio for
the speakership of iIhj House of Nepre-sentttU-i
s. In the bright lexicon of the
Buckeye Hliliciaii there is no such
word as fail.
A Cleveland reporter taxes Iho cred
ulity of thu public by tU startling an
nouncement that Mr. H. B. Hayes is out
of politics. The whereabouts of the ex
president is alway a matter of more or
less interest.
Tho brightest aud wittiest thing said
In iho political world for long, long
time, Is ascribed to Secretary Blaine,
who Is said to have spoken of Mr. Wayne
MacVeagh s "the Oscar Wilde of Amer
ican politics."
Th Kansas City so- St. Louis pa
per Intimate that th moral atmosphere
of Missouri might be Improved by a few
hanging bees. It Is gratifying to note
that the public press of that state seems
to be alive to It greatest need.
. -
Financial matters in New Jersey were
considerably "rattled' by the defalcation
of Baldwin but they are gradually re
covering their equipoise. The election
of Republican legislature bad a marked
tendency lo steady the market.
Guilesu seem to be having consider
able of a picnic, and Judge Cox thin
far bus not proved adequate to the task
of suppressing the cheeky tascal. '. It Is
has ptobnbly not ipf ured lo ti e com t to
end for the aaiassin's mother-in 1 1,
A paper on the "Inveterate Fossil f
Kansas" was read by a gentleman U tore
the Scientific Association which iccent-
ly met at Topeka. It is rational to in
fer that It aboundtd In interesting remi
niscence of Sid Clarke and Ed. Ross.
Nothing now seems, lo stand in the
wsy of Chauncy I. Filley' appointment
to the position of Postmaster General
f&t o the action of Presideut Arthur, by
whom all cabinet selections must be
ratified before lhy can: be cousfdered
valid. . . , . 1
The item in a rural exchange to the ef
fect that a vigorous movement is going
pa to Increase the malt facilities of the
I'aciflp coast, will- doubtle6 havo the
Wfect ol aiituulittips female emigration
to California, Oregon M'l Washington
Territory.
It i intimated that Paul Boy n ton will
take the -lecture, field when he accotn
pllshe the aquatic feat which he has
undertaken. . Thia is discouraging, but
then with seven comets in less than
eleven months, the country must expect
some hard luck.
MaeVesgh, it is aaid, is thoroughly
Mllated with the honors of office and
feels that no inducement poyld prevail
in again wooing him from the scrpnp
enjoyment of private life. If that isu'
seasoning enough for a thnnkngiving
dinner wo don't know what would b-.
An exchange claim that Jefferson
cuuuty produced sun ilowcr eleven fett
in height with fifty-one limbs from the
aia stalk, which during the season
pruilucaJ isi JJowrs. 1 lie reader can
dterj)ine fof blmelf w hether the soil
n thai part of the si alii is best &dpl.cd
to the growth t-f liisnriaiit liars r ruik
VgtttMW.
Tub dllllculiy in llnding a wuccpssor
to Abe 8ielnbtfg r a MtmaHtr at
Howard, cannot bu rt-gardod as a strict
ly auspicioua commentary upon that
town. The spectacle of a potofflce
going begging in Kansa is what the
New York Tribune would term "a pic
turesque event in politic."
The whisky element in Kansas made
a spociajty of electing sheriff at the late
election tn4 WiH do he same for county
attorney next ysar. XUU U their pro
gram. With a county aitornay opposed
to the enforcement of the prohibition
law and ft lierltr in sympathy with
criminals, convictions would be scarce
McCosb, of Princeton College, report
s constant falling off in the number of
undergraduate intending to be minis
ters, and the same condition of affairs is
aid to obtain ia a very large proportion
of the institutions of learning through
out the country. We have been fearful
from the first that Dr. Tanner would
fall to Impress upon the popular mind
- and stomach the alleged advantages of
bit dhaef leal system.
According to the Gummoawgalih the
rlrl who stuffed the arm of an old coat
with hay, placed it around her waist and
at near the window in the soft twilight lo
excite the comsuming envy of the other
Klrls in the neighborhood, has reached
Emporia. We supposed Bent Murdock
iraa too familiar with the business habits
' of the boy and girls up this way lo perpe
trate such a flimsy joke on upon his old
vuina noes not secni lo presont a
spcvuHy inviting llcld to financiers of
the Baldwin stamp. In that fa&off land
they chop off the heaJs of euilsezzkrs,
and there has not been a defalcation in
the empire for nearly three, hundred
yen ra.
An Illinois woman who murdered hrr
husband in bed has just been acquitted
st Galesburg through ipmo technicality
of the law . She it pretty, and it is in
timated would not bo averse to making
a second matrimonial venture; buUlhe
probabilities are that she will remain a
widow until she runs across some fel
low who can sleep with his eyes open. ,
A britrht yontli, underling extunin.
lion a few days since for admission to
one of the departments, found himself
confronted with the question, "Whnt is
the distance from the carth,to the sua "
Not having the exact number of miles
with him, he wrote in reply : "I am us
able to state accurately, but I don't be
lieve the sun is near enough to interfere
with a proper performance of my duties
if I get this clerkship." He got it, and
deserved it.
The Chicago Times justly remarks of
Guiteau: There u not only surprising
method in the man's alleged madness,
but, seen through the method, a touch
of viciousnrss that discloses a vindictive
spirit quite adequate, in a character with
so Utile moral foundation, to the ' re
moval" of another pn aident who should
fuinish him the motive by rel us'uij to
recognize his "claims" to consideration
and recompense tor political services
nndered.
The Virginia legislature no v lias thir
teen colon d meiiilHTti, two in the si-iuiiu
ncd eleven in I lie house. Th'J iron iol
of the Bourbon despotism has Ik-i-ii
broken in that ttilp, and the unietnl-
uients to the constitutionof iho Umttd
States purchused with the best blood of
the nation begin to mean something.
"The age of chivalry" way indeed be
over, as Lumunil liurke intimated a
hundred years ago, but the grandest
dream of all true chivalry is only now
beta? realized in America. ' "
The New York Herald having inter
viewed a number of official on the sub
ject as lo when a policeman Is justified
in fixing bis pis(ol, the g''ncml opinion
expressed was to Hie ( fleet that he was
justified in using it exactly ns tiny other
citizen is justified no further; that is,
to save hia own life. A policeman may
be justified, however!!! u.sin Lis pistol
to stop a fleeing criminal guilty of t
very grave crime, but it wnuld not be
right for him to deliberately kill luiu.
Elizabeth L. Comstock. t'.io cluisliaii
and philanthropist, who has devotod
her life and eneigies to the sulferin
colored refugees in Kansas, has broke n
down in health and has gone to the san
itarium at Downsvlllo New York. Her
threatened trouble Is paralysis, and her
physicians gave her small encourage
ment of any speedy cure. Her severe
and trying labors hare at lust broken
her vigorous constitution. tlie has ac
complished a grreat work, mid the bias
ings or a multitude ot poor win go witu
her. .
Wc have frequently striven to correct
the fallacy which seems to prevail in
the more benighted portions of the east
lo the effect that the resources of Kansas
are confined .lo grasshoppers and sun
flowers, and the following from .the
Atchison Champion, seems to vindicate
our postion: ir rom isowen gets to
be United States senator from Colorado,
he will bo the second senator Kansas
has furnished that state. . Kansas alo
furnished Arkansas two senators, Clay
ton and McDonald.
Tit j !5-ni to bo an epidemic of
girls, nearly alt the children that have
been born this year bting of the female
persauslon. Nature seems to accotn mo
date herself to the demands of the situ
ation with marvelous facility. With
the star route scandal tlmaun-
Ins ' t involve " the . reputation . of
soma "f our most illustrious statesmen,
aud in view of the painful uncertainty
surrounding the prospects of the am bit t-
OU3 politicians who are waiting to vault
to the fore under the present adminis
tration, the perplexity attendant upon
choosing names for nialo infants be
comes readily apparent.
Among those summoned to appear as
witnesses at the trial of Guiteau is the
Rev. Dr. MaRce, of Albany, who- is ex
ceedingly skeptical on the subject of the
assassin's insanity. I en years ago,
while pastor of a church in Dayton,
Ohio, his confidence wua imposed upon
by Guiteau by means of various testi
monials and high-sounding protesta
tions, so that he admitted the rascal to
his house on several occasions. At lust
the pastor's lest overcoat and his new
acquaintance disappeared simultaneous
ly, and Dr. Msgee now thinks there is
more deviltry tln insanity in Quitoau's
erratic conduct.
Tho Cincinnati Commercial thinks
that "General Grant's idea has been from
the moment of the death of President
Garfield that the thing for Arthur to do
was to proceed at once to make thu nil
ministration, in the factional sense, stal
wart. Arthur knew better, and hits thus
far resisted the urgency to assault the
puolic sentiment of tho country. The
air s full of rumors that the President
is yielding, on J will presently give way
lo Grant, and try a fulldos of one term
stalwarlism on the United States. There
will be one consolation. Such a course
taken by Arthur that is, if he consents
to take orders from Grant aud Conkling
nnd James G. Blaine will bu the next
President of tho United Stales. Voila
tout."
Tribufl';: No sooner is I he campaign
in Virginia over fhau the Democrats
begiu lo lull the truth abqut the Mahone
movement. All through !ic campaign
tbo idea was steadily maintained by the
northern Democrats that thu Anli-Bour-
bons were fighting for repudiation and
the Bourbons were fighting agtinstlt,
yet on Thursday morning one of the
most zealous Bourbon organs,' the Rich
mond State, was able to say: "The
white men of Virginia, who fancied that
a vote for Mahone' man, Cameron,
meant a vote for repudiation or adjust
ment or any action touching the state
debt, will surely be disappointed. The
Republican party, to which Mahone is
old, will insist on 14)6 payment of the
debt." This, then, is th object of the
unholy coalition between the Republi.
can party and Mahone the payment of
the debt, How shockingly dreadful !
Capita : The last visit of Emma Ab
bott to Denver appears to have been un
fortunate. A newspaper libel suit grew
out of a report of her singing
Fra Diavolo;" and now her husband
has begun proceedings against the jury
in the case for an alleged slanderous
nse of her name in the indictment which
they found. It seems that the indict
ment recited, in a legal way, mat in tne
bed-room scene of the opera, the bright
little songstress exhibited her charms
with a realistic courage not called for In
a staee representation of that Peculiar
feminine performance, shifting cot units
iur m niguv steep. .Emma's nuaoana
claims mat she did the thins in a strict
ly modest and orthodox wsy, and asks
mu neavy oamagrs be awarded.
case promises to raise questions In do-
ubxt-h ua KWlri a I ha
mesue economy wuicn only experts can
determine.
THE 15 IjA CK-ING ERSOLIj CON
, - TROVKRSY.
When the November number of the
North American IUsvicw came out with
fifty pages from the pen of Colonel In-
gersoll, continuing the controversy be
gun in the August number between him
and Judge Black, without any rejoinder
from the latter, it seemed somewhat
singular. The idea immediately sug
gested itself that Judge Black had with-
drawn from the contest. A letter which
he writes to the Philadelphia Press in
dicates that such was not the case,
Itappcurs that when. Judge Black, at
the earnest solicitation or the editor of
the Review, conseutod t. reply to Col.
Ingersoll, the understaudia' was that
their article should be printed together.
Moreover, if the controversy were con
tinued' that ' umierstaudiu!' was to be
observed. When he received Col. Inger
soil's second article, he was greatly sur
prised to leurn lhat "no contradiction,
correction or criticism" of .his or any
body else, "would bu allowed t' accom
pany this new effusion of filth.''. Of
course Judge Black is indignant tit this
treatment. He intimates that the editor
of the Review was not so solicitious as
to the fate of Christianity in the bands
of Col. Inersoll us he wai lo create a
sensation aud make money out of it, and
afllrnia that "it seems probablo that the
North American Review will be prosti
tuted entirely to the service of atheism."
Judge Black does not essay any. for
mal reply to Col. lu-'eroll. lie alludes
to the point made by Col. Insert-oil in
reference to tin; abolitionists. "The
pracliCil demagogue," says J udgo Chick,
"cannot lorvgo the tricks f his trade
and to he mrikos the panegyrc of his
political Taction an excuse tor casting
contempt in the ,facj of his Maker and
for insulting th faith nn'l reason of all
who believi! in Christ." He expresses
the opinion that Col. Injrersoll is "dw
iug the part of a common scold, lo
whom the idle listen for the sport of the
the tiling, while others, faking counsel of
their outraged fecliafts, think hiin a nui
sance l hit ought lo be abated." But It is
to be doubted if Jndc Bln:k cun do it
with cpithetp, in ,whi;h the ' letter
aloiiu'ls. ' . ' - .
GUITEAU'S MORAL RESPON
SIBILITY. One of the cleate-t and strongest srti.
eles ou the question of Uuiteau's men
tal condition we find in the Cincinnati
Gazette, under tho heading of "Iusanity
uud Alurder." , Tho following lara
gruphs teem to us to cver the ground :
"Does he know when bo kills that he
does thai lor which the penalty Is hang
ing? Ttien he should Imj hanged, no
matter wliat insine pnuiks he may play.
It ii necessary to him; and to i entrain
others like him. Jioes the manslayer
know the law's consequence of his deed?
Then the consrquence i-hou'd follow.
Even raving maniacs nro subject to
fear of punishment The threat of the
whip is a terror to them. - What folly
ami abandonment to hold that persons
who are a little queer, but are thought
sane enough to be at large, are not re
sponsible, when Uiey know the penalty
of their ollcnse! -
If it be said that to commit a. crimo
knowing the law's penalty,' is pnxiCof
insanity, then there would ba no con
viction for any offense. Before the law
one man's life should be as precious as
another's. The Gazette 'does not desire
any straining of the law to convict Gui
teau, because the man he murdered was
President. ' We have expressed views
similar to those with xegard to some
atrocious ncquiltalsof murderers In our
state courts, upon the pica, of insanity,.
through juries duped by alleged medi
cal experts, who testified as if there was
a fixed boundary between sanity and in- -"? P"""" V'
sanity, nnd they knew the exact line." rect coalitwa of distinct factions is next
s I
The condition and prospects of the
Greenback party iu Kansas as reviewed
by its leaders at a meeting held at To
peka tin Wednesday, are not such as to
inspire a very lively hope in the amelior
ation of tho "down trodden masses," and
the ultimate salvation ot the cpuntry
through that politics! agency. A plan
was discussed to send Sam Wood over
tho statu to array its townships and
school districts in solid and agiessive
phalanx against the Insidious encroach-
menu of bloited coi para: ions and the
despotism of the "money power," but
when tlial unselfish uud ardent refoimer
raised the question of expenses, the
whole scheme, failed owing to the ex
tremely emaciated condition of the
treasury, and the gloomy outlook for ear
ly financial reinforcements, i While any
condition which interferes with the free
flow of Sam Wood's exuberant' mouth or
militates in any way to obstruct his air
flues, must be recognized as a great mis
fortune to the Republican party, it is a
source of comfort to note that even those
feeble-minded citizens of Kansas who in
times past have contributed of their sub
stance to the end that the principles(?)
of the Greenback party mijjht have free
course nud be giorilied, have finally
come to so far -understand the relation
between capital and labor, as to con
elude that the fellows who want money
to assist them in ravaging the country
with the ostensible purpose of affecting
political reforms, caa work fqr if; as bet
ter und more honest men ac obliged to
do. ,
The M., K. and T. stock is up to forty
four cents on the dollar, within one cent
of the price fixed by ihc proposition
lately voted down by the people of this
county. If the financial ciash should
come next year, which is predicted by
many wise financiers, and the stock
should go down to fifteen or twenty
cents on the dollar, and the people have
to pay f 14,000 interest per annum for
the next ten years, what have . they
gained f When It is too-late they will
conclude a good opportunity has been
thrown away. It was a mistake on the
part of the commissioners to submit
this prrpositioa at a general election.
We have no liitenM In this milter fur
llier than thai of every other Ux-paycr,
and do not expect ever to have any other
interest, and can stand it if the balance
can. Vc are iinprussul with the idea
thut this S'W-k will become ulaipst val
ueless. The big fish i'l one day swal
low the little interest lulJ by Lyon
county, and then farewell $SO,000. Wc
will be glad if what we say shall turn
out a mistake of judgment.
The Hon. George B. Lonng, in Lis
speech at "the Lodge of Sorrow" held
in memory of Garfield W ashlngton,
Thursday evening, said that the com
psnions of the dead president's days of
toil and trial were never forgotten. "That
habit of simplicity," added Mr. Loring,
f which made him essentially a social be
ing led him tJ adhere with vital tenacity
to those who stood by him in bis labors.
Remember me kindly to the old house,1
said he toa friend and legislative compan
ion who saw him the day after he was shot
and his warm heart rallied all hlsstricken
powers to send forth the kindly message
from that bed of agony and death.1' "
President Arthur's door-keeper in New
York says : "Mr. Arthur sees every one
that calls ; it does not matter who ; evca
in his bouse in Lexington avenue, every
one who calls is admitted. The Presi
dent's orders have always been: 'If peo
ple will take the trouble to call upon
me, I shall always see them. "
" Symptoms of ttsthesia hve been'. 4c?
dec ted in India. APoonah paper prints
this description of the suicide of a young
woman, who, from" the method employed
was presumably in . search . of truth
SM Tirtuoua jie in me cooi
I .... . , . . ..
I retreat uwiuw vj wutvuicui ouu uui
1 bramxms well
WANTED BETTER SCHOOLS
Years aco. what children learned in
school, they learned so it would stick
Now the tendency is to smear over a large
number of studies and a good dual of
ground, and scholars come out of school
with a smattering of everything from the
alphabet to the higher mathematics, and
monv of them learn bottling bat ; big-
headednees and a disposition to do any
thing for a living that isn't work. From
the schools,' too. often coma the army of
"reformers." the car loads of book and
other agents, the ped Hers of trinkets
from door to door, and not unfrvquenllj,
the tramps. - - : :: ,
We would net ovcilook the fact that
great progress has been made iri leach
ing in many useful .respects, but on the
other hand abuses have hot all been
kept out. Oneofthise, it seems to us,
is the tendency to spread over too, much
ground ; to half learn a dozen brunches,
instead of learniogwell half 1 ti dozen.
AnoUier is that tos much prominence
and too much iinuorlanco" is. eiven to
the act of eettine au education. The
impression is kept uppermost in the
minds of the- young that if they go
through the schools that is about all Uiere
is of life. " Alter that thousands
of first-class positions ore open for them
with larce salaries attached, aud the
public gencral'y will be ready to do
their bidding. The country is full of ed
ucated egotistical uses, who thluk they
can fill any position from the manage
ment of a large business' concern to the
nresideucv ct the Uuited States. There
is more raw, material for the. latter posi
tion in this country novy than at any
time In the post The- school, fail to
teachs.nnd imprtss the solid facts inj re
lation to lil'o-rthat toil. and patience,
industry, horn-sty,' solidity of character,
and stability of' purpose, aio the step
ping stones to eminence 'and h-J only
success wiuch laiU, aud that proper ed
pcation is the help to these. ,
The schools Ua; h young m'eu to a
grcht degree that they enn leap from the
scbotd room 16 greatness at once. Too
many of them goou'and find that their
basis is superfltsialr-that theoryvwUl not
stand the hard knocks -f every day prac
tical life, and- hence they become fail
ures. The schools arc to blauiefor a
largo proportion of. the failures in life.
The schiMils run in ruts, and it is only
the occasional boy who finds this-oul
and mounts above the! school room in
his aspirations that . . becomes distin
guished. How much we hoar about
smart ccbolArs in school, and yet how
few-fulfill, thy promise of their school
days in after life-,. The schools are ' too
superficial, .-md Iheboy or girl that, no-
p.-nds entirely upon what they get l,n
the tchool room for an outfit for life's
journey will regret it with disappoint
ment. We would not curtail the schools,
but it seems to us as though they ought
io do better , and more solid , work,
when we consider they money lhey cost.
The majority of Camerou,"Tfctt.ljuster
candidate for Governor in Virginia in
the laic flectioB, is reported by counties
as 11,301.. ' The combined majiwiiy of
the Rcadjusters and Republicans hi the
presidential election, it they bad voted
for one electoral ticket, aa they did not,
wonld have been about 19,000. Hence
Cameron has only fallen 8,00Q ' short of
polling ineiuu joint piurainy pi. last
year., -in. View ot au Ui circumstance
he has done surprisirrgly well. It is a
i, , ' : . i : . :
to impossible. me mere lact oi union
repels a certain number of voters.' : In
Virginia, however," Cameron had to con
tend against straightout ' Republican
bolts in many Jegisl alive districts, which
probably cost bim several thousand
votes in the aggregate... He will be the
first anti-Bourbon ever elected Governor
of Virginia when the Bourbons were all
qualified to vote. Until 1824 the Old
Dominion always voted for native Vir
ginians for president, the last leing
Willian H. Crawford, who was not elect
ed, und from Ttliitl time on till the wiir
the straight Bourbon Democratic ticket
was invariably chosen. Bell carrh d the
state by a plurality in lSuO. As soon as
the Bourbons had their disabilities re
moved after the war they began voting
the Democratic ticket again, and con
trolled the state until 1879, when the Rc
adjusters under the "lead of Mahone
grabbed the ' legislature though they
lost the governor. . Now thev have ob
tained complete control of all the branch
es of the state government, and the Bour
bons have received notice to quit. It Is
a surprising and complete victory.
The jury ia the Guiteau case is made
Up as follows: John V. Hamlin, res
taurateur;. Fred,. W. Brandenburg, cigar-:
maker; Henry J. Bright, mi ret mer
chant ;Cb as. J. Stewart, merchant: Thes.
H. Langley, grocer; Michael Stephon,
grocer; hamuel U -bus, plasterer;
George - W.' Gates, machinist; Ralph
Wormley, laborer; . Win. Brady; grocer ;
Th OS. Heinlein, machinist;. Joseph
Prattler, commission merchant.
Generally speaking It is a goo'.l, avcr-
ngejory. All are intelligent men aud
all are of the age that covers the years
of discretion.1 The youngest man-, Geo.
W. Gate3, is at least 29 years of age,
and all others are at least ten years older.
The jury will be entertained at the Na
tional hotel during the trial. - '
: Nearly every talesman examined by
Scovllle was asked - whether he was a
Mason, and no Mason got upon the jury.
The fact of President Garfield's connec
tion with the Masonic crder was the
motive of this question. " '
Tho enormous price of necessaries in
New York is creating apprehension.
Canned fruits and vegetables have gone
up 70 per cent, over last year. Pea and
beans have- advanced 80 to 100 per cent.
flour is up $3 a barrel, and buckwheat
J 00 per cent- Soap has risen more than
a pent a pound, starch ia two cent high
er, rice a oent, raisins two cents, hams
two cents; butler Is 45 cents a pound,
cheese is low on account of the export
having ceased, poultry is a little dearer,
eggs are eight for. a quarter of a dollar.
fresh pork is 12 cents a pound, 'and por
ter house steaks are close on 30 cents a
pound. Potatoes are $3 23 a barrel and
onions f S. ' How are they going to make
hash at the present rate without patting
tn tne nsirs is tne conundrum, rue
middlemen are all anxious to get sud
denly ncn, and cnarge twice uie pront
formerly exacted.
: OVEIt Tfig STAXbV
The Seneca Council forbids wire fences
in that town. . .
Gaylord dedicated a new Congrega
tional church last Sunday. ,
The Topeka court house ia condemned
because it is ugly and too small.
The Methodists of Cberryvale have
made arrangements to - par - off their
church debt, which has been tery op
pressive."; . . ., , . .
Mr. Barrlngton, of Chase county, has
a liberal heart wmle attending the
fair in that county, he lost Lis pocket
book, containing somo $373, which was
found by a Utile boy living in Strong
City, na returned to him. 'For the
boy' honesty, he received one dollar.
An advertiser ia Texas calls for aa
' industrious -man, as a boss ever 6,000
head of sheep that can 'speak Spanish
fluently .
HEIiB AND THEHZ'.: -
. Vanderbilt is threatened with paraly
sis. We don't believe we would "swap'
places with lis m atyer alL , '
The fast trains recently put on be
tween Chicago and New York make an
average run of about thirty-five miles an
hour. ; ' .: . . ' '. '
It may interest bald-headed gentle
men to know that there is to be a transit
of Veaus in 1882. Quite a number of
front seats have already been taken. -
Judge Folger isl a female suffrage
man, being one pf the nine hub ; who
voted in favor of giving the women a
ballot in the New York legislature in
i8C7.::; '. j
Tho Globe-Democrat explains the fact
that there hasn't been a murder in St.
Louis for two days upon the ground that
the weather has not been favorable for
out door exercise.
. Tue local press states that Wednes
day's naJpis of hogs of all classes in
Kansas City aggregated 11,06. It is
fair to assume that the free-lunch coun
ters did a land office business. . :,.
"E. P. McCabe, an Intelligent and well
educated young colored man, was' elect
ed county clerk of Graham county, on
the Republican ticket at tlie recent elec
tion. - He had four opponents, all white
men. ' ; " '
To the statement of a correspondent
who says that the notorious Quautrill is
dead as a door-nail, the Lawrence Journal
enters, a denial and says - thai sooner or
later Qunntrill will: be brought to jus
tice. ..... -"' ' ' ""
The Queen oP Romania is grossly ad
dicted to writing novels and poetry. It
is a little reiuarknblo that the Nihilist
should nov-rr have availed themselves
ofsuch a flnft business' opening' es her
dominions sctm lo afford..- "'..-'
Blooded, high-stepping bays, resplen
dent in magnificent harness, a gorgeous
coupe, kid gloves .and au immaculate
shirt, are the things with which: the
aristocratic Astor twisted his political
bead off. in' New York. .' No avm can
drink enough beer, with the boy to off
set that display,: especially in a Demo
cratic "defslrict." ... : "' ' , .'" I .
. , - - ' t
Thk state of Wisconsin, -which has
been under Republican rule for a quar
ter of a century, is well fixed financially.
The annual rcpott ef the state treasurer,
just published, shows that she has in
her treasury $336,300 20 cash, while her
total indebtedness i8j.f352,057, all . of
which she owes to her school fund.' No
outsiders hold any of bcr bonds. 1 ;
There is a movement on foot at To
peka to establish a home for destitute
snd unemployed working women. We
hope to see the efforts in the direction
of securing such a noble charity
crowned with abundant success, as we
believe they will be in the hands of the
ladiea at the capital. , .
A dental magazine says that in this
country alone twelve manufactories pro
duce 10,000,000 teeth ; annually, "or one
to every" five persons- jn the Uuited
States." : The amount annually squan
dered on teeth is $1,000,000. : A halt a
million of gold Is used every year to fill
teeth. . Wc are thus rapidly becoming a
nation of gold mines. e . -
1 An eastern exchange' notes a number
of eminent Americans who were born in
tho- 'year 1811-' Among thenr- Horace
Greeley, Charles Sumner, Wendell Phil
lips, . Elihu Buntt, ' Harriett Beecher
Stowe, Fannie Fern, .Edgar Allan Poc,
Dr; J. W. Draper, Fannie Kemble, Noah
Porter, president of Yale college ; Hora
tio Seymour, Alfred B. Street, the poet
and William Page, the artist. Of these,
Phillips, Mrs. Stowe, Dr. Draper, Fannie
Kemble, President Porter, Horatio Sey
mour and Page reached their 70lh year.
The oldest and richest convict in the
Ohio penitentiary is one Horace Brooks,
who is now 74. years -of age, and tias
been within ' the walls 'Of the prison
thirty-one years. He owned a farm in
the suburbs of Cleveland away back in
1850, through which a railway passed.
One lime the cars ran . over some sheep,
for 'which ' 'the company refused to pay
damages. To avenge this wrong Brooks
obstructed the track end threw off a
passenger train, in which - five persons
were killed. He was arrested, tried for
murder, and sentenced to the penitenti
ary for life. At the time of his convic
tion he was very rich, and his wealth is
now enormous, hist farm , having since
become a part of the city -of Cleveland.
The idea that 'American grapes are
unsuitable for. the manufneturu of rais
es must be considerably staggered by
the' announcement in the Riverside Press,
of San Bernardino county, California,'
that the raisin crop of that, stato this
year wll .aggregate more than 150,000
boxes. In 1878 the reports of the asses
sors did not mentiopi that any such in
dustry existed. Perhaps it did not, then ;
but in three years it has reached an an
nual production of half a million dol
lars' worth, and is -rapidly, increasing.
An ' interesting circumstance connected
with it is, that all of this years' crop
was raised on about 1,400 acres, while to
produce a crop of wheat ot equal value,
25,000 acres would bo required. '
' EQYPTIAK PERFUMES. ,' ;
The consumption of . essences must
have been enormous at the highest
tide of Egyptian splendor, for the peo
ple were actually enjoined to periume
themselves on Fridays;, corpses were
annotated with aromatic essences : sher
bets and sweetmeats were flavored with
fine vegetable extracts: perfumes filled
the air in everv well-to-do house, and
saturated tho letters and presents which
were constantly being exchanged. The
ladies bathed in perfumed water, the
men use1 scented oils tor the hair, and
both made use of red, yellow and green
soap, lnirtng great lestivats liicense
was burnt in all the streets, so that
even the poorest might be regaled by
the mere act or oreatiiiBg. . - c-
Nor was there any lacfc or narcotics.
The mode of preparing opinm, intro
duced from Syoot, in Upper Egypt, was
well Known, and ine sutian ijeyoars
promulgated several edicts prohibiting
the use of Hasheesh, a stupefytns and
intoxicatinz preparation . of indi
hemp. In spile of the Prophet's prohi
bition, the juice or the grape continued
to be indulged in: alcohol (as its name
indicates) is an Arab discovery, and
beer the favorite beverage or tne an
cient Egyptians1-was"- also brewed and
drunk under the Khalifa. Many a jo
vial song in praise of wine was sung
by Arab poets, and in early times many
Arabs would by no means admit that
the prophet had forbidden its use. In
an old MS. codt of Tha'alibi it is said :
- rue. rropnej may toa o)ess mm ana
accept mm permiuea wine, ami mer
cifully allows us to strengthen our
selves wiin it at our meats, ana o iu
the -veil of our cares and sorrows."
Ezyrjts Descriptive. Historical and
Picturesque.
I THAKK3GITIBQ P K0CLAKATI0H.
Governor Sl John issued on Saturday
the following proclamation; .-. :: . .
I, John P. St. John, governor of Kan-
saa, aa Hereof oesignate Tuursday, 24tn
inst, as a dav of thanksgiviag and Brav
er, and earnestly request that, laying
aside all seculiar cafes, the people of
this slate assemble at tnelr respective
place of worship and devotedly offer
manxs to uoa lorine mantroia otessings
lie has so graciously bestowed upon us
during the past year, and io implore Him
to help us to so live aa to merit a con
tinuance of His kind , and protecting
care. . -. . ;
In testimonv whereof I have hereunto
set my hand, and afilxed the ereat seal
of the stale at Topeka, this 12ih of No.
vemocr, issi- . Jons tr.ar, Jona.
By the Governor:
Jamxs Sxrrn, Secretary of Stale.
TELEGRAPH TALK.
Arkansas state bonds issued to
rail
roads have risen to 3S,'. f .
Tennessee farmers are sowing an ua
usual amount of win at.
- The probabilities aro that Thomas M
Bowen will carry off tUeseaatori.il prize
in uoiorauo.
Ten
ceived
call.
millions or txmds Lave been re-
for redemption und-.-r the last
- The national board of li-alth has ex
pended since its organization $440,Si)3.
The alleged conspiracy in connection
with the assassination of President Gar
field is denied
Arrangements are lx-ing pel fee ted for
the Mi-mouri river convention to ha held
at St. Joseph.
The assassin's brother and shtir and
the jury were pint gra4h -d at Wash
ington Thursday.
There has been granted fc the Cma-
dian Pacific roil war a subsidy which
may be val ued at $ 100,000.
Fifty or more political prisoners in
Russia, of both sexes, will be tried .before
the coronation of the Czar.
-The first convict'on has been m ule at
Ltwrence for the violation of the liauor
law. Henry Snyder is the victim.
For the Garfield memorial profess r-
ship at Williams college the subscrip
tions have already reached $30,000
United States Marshal Allen, of lie
western district ot Missouri, bos re
ceiveJ a temporary reappointment.
Tho Irish national land league sent
Ireland last quarter $137,835. Califor
nia sunt an additional sum of $4,100.
It is reported lhat Palti has been sued
lor a larire aniouut for nn alleged breach
of contract to sing in Mexico in ISO I.
The executive committee of national
wool growers association have called a
meeting for- November 28, at New
York.; .
The postofiice at Smithville, Texas,
was robbed by .five men..' Tho robl ers,
stealing horsus, escaptd. Pursuit bos
tM-gun.
The officer who arrested J. Howard
Wells, Jay Gould's blackmailer, will lie
presented a medal an I res dutiou of
tnauKs. '
The Swiss at St. Joseph celebrated the
504th anniversary 'of S-riss inde.
pendeucc Thursday night. G liety ruled
tue hour.
i assessment of 100 per cent, has
been ordered upon the stockholders of
of the wrecked National Bank at New
ark, N. J.
The national labor congress, in ses
sion at Pittsburg, favor the protection
of trade unions by a law providing for
their protection.
The general sentiment of the amend
ment wing of the Democracy in Arkan
sas is to place a straight Republican
ticket in the field.
The Medical society claims the White
House is not unhealthy. It states that the
chief magistrates have enjoyel excellent
neat m wone living mere.
Gov. Foster, of Ohio, says that in his
bearing General Arthur seems to be
more like a president than any one he
ever saw in Washington.
Three shocks of earthquake were
felt at A gram Tuesday night. The shocks
were felt at. Naples, Catanzaro and Co
venza early Wednesday morning.
Ben House, a well known newspaper
man, attempted suicide Thursday at In
dianapolis by plunging his knife into his
throat, inflicting an ugly wound.
A fresh number of the Nihilist paper.
Naradnaja Volia, has made its appear
ance. It contains an editorial strongly
denouncing the crime of Guiteau. j .
In the past tea years 828,000 . acres of
gram crop land and aia.OOO acres of
green crop land Eave been converted in
to permanent pastures in England, i '
The question concern in sr the Sumner
county, Kansas, land grants will be ar-
eued in the United btates circuit court.
which convenes at Topeka, the 27th.
The annual report of the supervising
architect states that the work on the va
rious government buildings that are be
ing erected is progressing satisfactorily.
The President had a number of callers
yesterday, among them being Chauncey
Filley of St, Louis. The White House
will be ready for Arthur on December 1.
The annual convention of the Patrons
of Husbandry is in session at Washing
ton. The grange through out the coun
try is reported to be in excellent condi
tion. ... ,
A national butter, cheese and ees as
sociation will be held at Cedar R-tpids
the 29th and 30th insis., ind the 1st and
3d prox. A large attendance is ex
pected. '.
A negro tramp who was lefused some
thing to eat at East Itockport, Ohio,
shot the lady of whom he asked for vict
uals. The wound is not considered
mortal.'
A resolution parsed by the New York
board of trade was to the effect that the
presidential term be extended to six
years and that no second term be
allowed.
Mrs. Garfield write to Gen. Swaim
that she and her children are comforta
bly settled in their winter home in
Cleveland. ' The children - began school
Monday.
The secretary of tho interior. In his
annual report, devotes a large portion of
it to a fresh discussion or the Indian
question. He offers a number of rec
ommendations.
Articles of impeachment atrainst
Judge Cox, of Minnesota, were present
ed in the legislature yesterday morning.
Mc is charged witn intoxication and las-1
civious conduct. .
Three boys in New York found where :
a man kept his whiskey hid and stole
from it. ue poisoned some or it wnicn
the boys drank.. One died and the other
two are dangerously ill.
Prospects of a "split in the Democratic
party in Arkansas are most encouraging.
An important meetimr was held Tues
day at Little Rock,. which, it is thought.
will wing aoout sucu a result.
Over one hundred marriage beaefil as
sociations have been organized in Indi
ana the past few weeks. Grave fears are
expressed that these associuiori will
bring the state Into disrepute.
The storms recently on the Mexican
and Central America coasts were very
severe. At Mazatian live hundred people
were killed. In some streets of inland
towns water was nine feet deep.
An explosion, supposed 'to be dyna
mite, on the steamer Severn from Bris
tol to Glasgow, carried away a portio n
or the deck, anting nine persons and
severely wounding several others.
The hull of the steamer Jennie Gil
christ has been raised at Rock Island
and the body of Henry Thomas was
found. This is the third - body recov
ered of th.e persons lost in the accident.
A branch postofiice in London was
robbed of $300,000. Thieves entered
the building Thursday afternoon, turned
out the light, and stole bags containing
registered letters valued at the above
ngores. ' "''." .
The committee charged with the Gar
field memorial hospital fund, . report
among . recent subscriptions one by
President Arthur for $200, ex-Secretary
Windom and a dozen other gentl&men
$100 each.
Ed Maxwell, captured near Grand
Island, has been identified beyond all
doubt. He was taken from Omaha
Wunmiio Wednesday mormnff. The
sheriff who captured Maxwell receives
$1,100 reward.
hX Canaltown, West Virginia, : 850
striking miners J rove out 63 men who
attempted to worav ids state minus
has been notified to be in readiness to
answer a summons to that place.
Trouble is apprehended-
A minister's son at Baltimore ha been
arrested for embezzling -valuable pack
ages from toe poetomce in mat city.
Tnis wiu anora an opportunity ior tne
gossipy church members to talk or the
failings of preachers' boys.
The recent War against the gambling
houses in SL Louis hss resulted in a ncm
ber of libel suits. Ex-Governor Johnson
brines two. Two suits have been filed
agatast the Post-Dispatch and one against
the u lODe-lieznocrsi.
Cabinet talk has been revived. The
latest elate is Emory Storrs, attorney
general; ilewe interior; j-iuey, post
master eeneraL and Loosstreet or mhos
other southern man, navy. The slate and
i war departments are not niieo.
THE NEWS.
The Oprnim; Statement in the Guiteau
Case-
Wasbisgtox, D. C, Nov. 17. The
following is the substance cf the ad
dres3 cf Col. Corkbill in opeuing the
Guiteau cose for the prosecution:
- The person at the bar stands before
you charged with the murder of James
A. Garfield. Under ordinary circum
stances there rests a great ana rcspurir-i-blc
obligation upon every one who is
called upon in the discharge of his duty
under the law to render a decision upon
which depends the life of a fellow crea
ture, but lu this instance the re.-:or,si
hility is greater than usual. It is true
that the ofieuse charged in the present
cose is no greater in legal gravity and
consequences to the prisoner lhau if an
humble and obsc ure citizen ot the lie-
public had been murdered. Still it is
impossible to overlook the fact Unit I he
eminent character of the man vhe
lite was- taken, his oil ice, his position
and the startling effect of the commis
sion of the crime render the case one of
imporlan x. It is the second lime iu
our history that a citizen chosen by the
people of the United States to discharge
the high and responsible duties of Presi
dent has fallen a victim to a lawless a.-sas-
sin during the period of his incumbency
of the oluce, but in too former cose we
were just emerging from a lomr und
bloody war; the country had been rack
ed by commotions and scared by civil
feuds throughout the lengthand breadih
of the land, and marly every
household mourned the loss or some
one slain on the battle fields of the Re
public. It was a danger that the
thoughtful had anticipated ; it was a
calamity ihtit patriots had feared, tin 1
when it came, with an its un a1! conse
quence, it was, nevertheless, weepied as
one of the results of the then disordered
condition of public affairs. But wc ha 1
passed from the arena ot war. Itie
sword had bucn beaten into a plough
share aud the spear into a pruning hook.
The country was united, p.nd peace
reigned at home andubroisd. There were
no local dissensions, thiro were no iu
ternecine strifes. Suddenly thes larlling
fact was proclaimed throughout the land
and around the world that the president
of the United States had fallen a victim
to the assassin's bullet in the capital of
the nation. Mr. Corkbill then referred
to this trial as a remarkable illustration
ot the genius ani skill of the govern
ment, that although our chier ruu r was
murdered: although the effects of bis
death were felt in every station of life,
in every avenue ot business, in tvery de
partment of society, yet his murderer
stands before you to-day entitled to the
same rights and privileges, panoplied by
the same guarantees of tue constitution
as if he had killed the lowliest
member of the community. Had
this crime been committed . in
any other country or under any
other form of government, long ere this
tho prisoner would have paid the pen
alty of its commission by a punishment
as swift and rapid as it would have been
effectual. I doubt whether in the world's
history there can be found another in
stance like the preseut one. In no form
of government has there ever been seen
such a sight as we have here before -us.
The assassia is here defended by emi
nent counsel, demanding as a right the
full benefit of every provision of law
and the protection ot every guarantee of
the constitution, with the power exer
cised carefully to see that every man se
lected to sit in judgment on the case
is unbiased and free from prejudices.
Every right is extended to the prisoner
that would be granted to a criminal
charged with the most insignificant of
fense; that, although this was as great
a case as was ever preseuted to a court ot
justice, yet under the simplicity ot the
lorins under wnicn uie ijnitea states
government is administered the sole de
termination of the question of the guilt
or innocence of tbo person charged with
the murder of the President of the
United States is leu to a jury selected
from the body of the people, just as
would have been the esse if the humblest
citizen bad been murdered ..
The Fourth DaT-Procrcu of the Guit
eau Case.
Wasijingtok, Nov. 17. By half past
0 o'clock this morning the criminal
court room was filled. There was a
noticeable increase in the number of
ladies present. Each proceeding ap
pears lo increase the public interest in
the trial. The doors were thrown open
to the public a few minutes before 10
o'clock. This was Iho signal for a gen
eral stampede. Mrs. Scovillc enured
the court room at 10 o'clock accom
panied by her little daughter about live
years old.
A Story was piumsuru in a morning
nanc-r purporting :o give Iho aet.-iits oi
of I lie arrest of an accomplice of Guiteau
at Kensington, Ohio, yesterday, una
stating thai a telegraphic correspond
ence had transpired -n the subject be
tween the authorities of that place and
District Attorney Corkbill. 1 he latter
officer denies that he has had any such
correspondence and says he knows noth
ing of Itie story and if he did Ehould not
feel at liberty to lalK nnout, in ior puou-
cation.
Immediately after court opened
Scoville arose to make a personal cx-
nlanation in which ho said there had
been no disagreement between himself
and Robinson as would appear from
ceitain publications, and in conclusion
said Robinson would render all possible
aid in the case, and that they would work
in harmony. At this point Guiteau arose
and objected to Robinson taking part
in his defense. He said be could
MANAGE 1IIS OWIt CASE,
and wouldn't trust Robinson with any-
thiug. as he had no brains. He wished
the court to understand him on this
point, nnd if the counsel were incorrigi-
hle unon this point ue wouiu muse a
noise about it to the country. He repre
sented the Deity in this cose and wished
the court to understand h. continuing,
be said two or three blundering lawyers
vould lose his case for him, and he did
not propose to submit to anything of
the kind. The court told the prisoner
that if he did not remain quiet he would
be removed from the room. In a tew
minutes the prisoner burst out afresh
with the remark : "There is not a word
of truth in the Chicago dispatch
published in the Post this morn
ing. It is a lie from beginning
to end." This is the dispatch, rerer-
red to above regarding the arrest of a
supposed accomplice of Guiteau. For
sometime after this lust remark the
prisoner conversed in a very excited
manner with his counsel and brother at
intervals, using his clenched fist upon
the dctfc before bim in an exceedingly
demonstrative manner.
At half past ten o'clock
SECRETARY BI-AISE.
accompanied by Assistant Secretary
Walter Blaine and Chiet ClcrK iirown
entered the court room and were ush
ered to seats immediately in the rear
of the counsel for the Government.
A few minutes later the opening
statement was made tiy uistrict At
torney Corkbill. During the time oc
cupied by tho district attorney in elabor
ating bis argument, tne prisoner aseum-
ed an air of apparent indifference and
devoted himself to the morning papers,
scanning them hurriedly. Toward the
close of the argument he laid his news-
nsoer aside ana leaned bacK id his
chair, covering bis eyes with bis hand,
evidently, endeavoring to conceal the
emotion which be undoubtedly felt. He
then drew a package of manuscript
from his pocket and commenced writing
prisoner "
COXSTAJiTLT SHOOK HI8 HKAD '
ia approval or disapproval of the state
ments made in the argument of Colonel
CorkhilL At one time he Interrupted
the district attorney, which action was
called to the- attention of the court by
Judge trtcr, or the counsel lor the
prosecution. Judge Cox announced that
it was within tne power oi tne court to
try the case in the absence of the pris
oner, and if he persisted ia his turbulent
remarks he would cue him to be re
moved. Guiteau, In response, said:
UI: will . not. do 'it again, your
honor, . but I have very . deep
feelings in this case." Laughter.
Mrs. Scoville, sister of the prisoner,
wept bitterly during the argument, and
her little cild appealed to her saying,
in an afiectionate manner, "Mamma,
mamma, what is the matter ?" At the
conclusion of Col. Corkhill's argument
there was long and continued applane.
Hecrctarr Blaine was then called to
the stand by the conpsel for the govern
ment and vesimed be bad
known- James A. Garfield from
1883 to the time of his death : he said
on reaching the depot on the morning
of the assassination that the president
turned to say good-bye. but be insisted
upon accompanying him lo the car; he
heard a pistol shot, followed almost im
mediately by another, and thinking
there was some trouble, touched the
president tor tue purpose of burrying
him onward. At this the president
I threw nn but irmi nHsiminip
HARDWARE.
LOOMIS
DEALERS IN
H1BDWA
Stoves and Tinware,
BARB WIRE,
Agricultural Implements
and SEWING MACHINES.
East sifls Commercial street Between Siitli and Se?entli mm:.
God! what is this!" The secretary
continuing detailed the ceremony of
the removal of the President to the
White House and other mutters pertain
ing to the shooting, all of which have
been published heretofore. In response
to Col. Corkhill's questions the secretary
testified that Guiteau visited his depart-!
ment many times seeking the appoint
ment of consul generalship at Paris. He
informed Uuitt-uu thers were no pr;s
pect of his receiving the appointment
aud requested him to discontinue
his visits. He did not sre
the assassin when lie fired the
fatal shot: he saw the body of President
GurBeld after his death in Prancklyn
cottage at Klberon, N. J.; In: did not see
the body after it was brought to. W'ns-h-inirtou.
A number of letters fioui files
of the stato department were then bleu
tided by Secretary Blaine a? having
been received from the prisoner, alter
which they were read by the district et-
torney.
The Guiteau Caae Incident ol the
KirtU lay or the Trial.
Washington, Nov. 18. Louir before
the hour for opening crimin il court sev
eral hundred ladies and gentlemen as
sembled in the eastern corridors ar.d pa
tiently awaited admission to the court
room. At y o'ciocn tue prison van drove
up and Guiteau, clenching a b.rge bun
dle of papers in bis manae.le.l bands,
shuffled hurriedly into the building.
There was a marked absence of no.'sv
demonstrations on the part of the by
standers, yet Uuiteau plainly betrayed tlie
fear of suddeu violence which always
marks bis movements whenever he
deems himself at all exposed to danger.
He was taken to the prisoner s room and
devoted himself to reading the papers.
At 9 :30 the seats reserved lor the gener-1
ul public were entirely filled, four fifths
of them being occupied by ladies.
Upon ttie opening ot court bcovute
requested the court to take some meas
ure to prevent the prisoner from giving
to the public his unauthorized commu
nications, and also to prevent th1.:
ANNOVtSQ INTEUnUrriONS OK THK PK1S-
OKEH
in the court room. This brought on a
scene, during which Guiteau demanded
lhat Scoville should go out of the case;
that he was no criminal liwyer and had
no sense; lie talked one tlnng to lista in
private and another in public. fc;:ov!lle
endeavored to explain to the court, but
Guiteau became more and more excited,
and addressed himself alternately to the
court, to Scovillc and lo the bailiffs, who
were endeavoring to keep him quiet.
To the court he said : .
"T repsesent myself, your honor, and
I shall do as I ploaso about council."
Then turning lo Scoville be said, "you
have no capacity and I won't have you
menace my -tsase."-- Then turning lo tf.e
baiiitfs he said : "You mind your busi
ness, you confounded fools, you ain't
got no sense."
Tue court airainstfttea to we prisoner
in decided terms he would order his le-
moval and proceed ia his absence. To
this Guiteau shouted excitedly: "I don't
care if you do ; you have got no right
to remove me. Ilio court replied in
terni3 which seemed tu convince Guit
eau ot its sincerity, saying: "ery
well; I shall do so if you persist in any
more disturbances. There are preced
ents in this court for such rulintH."
A whispered consultation between
Guiteau and Scovillc followed ind the
former, apparently convinced, subsided
into absolute qaiet and devoted himself
to his papers.
district Attorney (JorKliill im u i.-Uereo
in evidence certain letlers which were
yesterday read to Blaine and identified
by him.
r.ua wagner wes limn cane t as a Wil
ms but tailed to respond.
Joseph K. Sharpe was llu-u sworn.
He did not see the shooting, but mw
the prisoner attempting to escape and
witnessed the arrest.
Continuation of the Kvldcnce lu IbeOoI-
t eau Vase.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 10. The
crowd about the court house this morn
ing was far greater than upon anv form
er day. It was with great diliiculty
tliosc whose presence was needed in tlie
court rooni could gain admission. , To
avoid the otherwise inevitable sciaml le
It has been found necessary to issue
tickets of admission, aud only ticket-
uolders are permitted to outer.
lue doors opened and in a lew min
utes every seat was occupied, a large
proportion of the spectators bt-in ladies.
uuiteau arrived at a o ciock ana witn-
out any particular demonstration on the
part of the crowd was taken into the
prisoner s room, wuere lie ate a Hearty
breakfast and expressed himself well sat
isfied with the progress ot bis case.
Scoville was questioned in relation to
Guiteau's alleged new couusel, Judge
Mitgruder, of Maryland, tie stated he
was not aware of any tender ot services
from Judce Maaruder. He had received
several offers from lawyers, strangers to
bun, but feared lie reiifht make a great
mistake by taking, at this late stage of
Uie trial, couusel unknown to mm rath
er than pioceed alone. Hn does not ex
pect other assistance than ltobinson. -
The court opened without incident
and Geo. C. Maynard, electrioian, was
put on the stand and testified to loaning
Guiteau ten dollars at one time and fif
teen dollars at another time. Guiteau
protested against this line ot evidence,
lie didn't think it any body's business
whether he owed tweuty-five dollars or
gome one owed him. "Marnard." he
said, "is a good fellow, and 1 owe bim
twenty-nve dollars; f iat's all there is in
it."
District Attorney Coikiiill desired b
prove by the witness that Guiu att had
borrowed fifteen dollars with which he
bought the revolver.
On cross examination the witness
thought Guiteau looked seedy and ban-
he prisoner showed ninth feel ins
and frequently interrupted the- witness,
assuring bim he lived in firtt-claes style
and wore a seventy dollar suit of clothes.
He knew plenty of public men and bad
all the money be wanted. His ncntjl
and not bis physical condition was at
fault. He had a big load on his mind
about that time. The witness did not
notice anything about ihe prisoner's
manner except a sort of skulking gait.
James N. Burarr, clerk at the Maynard.
also testified to a loan of fifteen dollars
and thought Guiteau's walk and the way
ne neiu nis ucaa a nine peculiar.
John O'Meara testified togtllinira pis
tol to Guiteau. Hecouidu't identify it
as thire were thousands ja-tt lie it.
The charges were then drawn from the
revolver at the suggestion of the counsel
and much to the relief of the audienre.
Attending the examination of the pis
tnl Guiteau tried Ut annnuce tn the eourt
that he had invited John B. Townsend
and Leonard Sweet and A- S. Truede
or uuicago to assist mm. ; 1 lie re was
plenty of brains on the other side and
he desired ss much on his part in the
interest of justice. "Another matter."
he continued, ' I desire to call the atten
tion of the court to. There are a num
ber of disreputable characters in court,
and some tnreats or violence have boen
made dotin g the psat week. I have no
fears of my personal safety, for ' the
chief of police has kindly furnished
me a body guard, and I wfsh to notify
all evil disposed person if they a lit met
to harm mc my body guard will shoot
them down ; that's all there is about it."
Then nodding to the reporters table be
adueo : - -lteponers, put mat aowa." -.
Col- A- 8 Rockwell, the next witness,
began a detail of the occurrences at the
depot wnen , ecoynie interposed, ac
knowledging the kiliuijr. ' -
Guiteau quickly shouted j ' VKo, your
honor; we acknowledge thu "shooting
bat m4 the killing.
CoL Rockwell briefly stated the facts
& LOOMS,
RE
withiu his knowledge and without cross
examination was followed by General
1). G. Sw&im. The witness was nt Kl
beron when tho shooting occurred.
I)r. I). W, Bliss was then called.
As Attempt to Remove Guiteau.
Vasiiixoton. Nov. 19. Late this af
ternoon, while Guiteau was bcins takou
to jail, and v. hen about half way be
tween the cupitol and the jail, a while
man riding a sorrel horse rodo np
near the prisoner's van aud before any
one of the guards could interfere he fired
a niiot into tne van ami men roue on in
a northwest direction, the guards aud the
van itselt pursuiut; lain. Uuiteau re
ceived a flesh wound iu the arm. The
van was guarded bv a detachuient of
mounted police, who pursued the assail
ant, accompanied by Uie van. lne van
guards were ufr.iid to leave the van, so
flicv took it with them in pursuit. This
made their gait necessarily slow, and the
assailant, who was well mounted,
gained oa them. After following
the assailant some distance, the guards
and police abandoned the , pursuit and
he escaped.
Guiteau was
- SHOT IN THE RIOIIT FORE ARM,
but it is only a flesh wound. He was
terribly friirhtenod. When he irot to
the jail he said to tlie officers in charge
ot the guara j "lell Detective Vossanu
Marshal lllmms that 1 want a double
giard sent down to . the . jail
lo take mo np to court Monday
morning." Guiteau's wound ' Is very
slight as the ball struck him after
passing turougn. a . panel of the van.
Only one policeman and the jail guard :
were witu luc vaa as an escort. I tie as
sailant has made good bis escape and J
there is no chance of his capture as pub- j
lie opinion is considerably in ms lavor.
Many express revrret that tlie shot was
not fatal.
Later. Guiteau is still very uneasy
and fi-eiirhtencd and insists that the
guards at the jail shall be doubled
lie says that the l.-tilure to kill him is
another evidence that Uie
LOUD IS TAKING CARE OF 111M
stid will not let uny harm came to him.
1 lie assailant bred twice at Uuiteau but
only one shot struck biui. lie was a
large man and as 60on us lie thouglit
Guiteau wa3 hit he made off at a full
gillop. He intercepted the prisoner's
van at First und B streels.northeast cor
ner, and rode as if he was merely going
by the van. Suudenlv be stopped
close up agaiutt the van and fired.
lie could not see Uuiteau,
but was taking the chances on hitting
him by shouting through the van.
Guiteau's wound is so slight that it will
not interfere with the progress of the
trial Monday, it was reported Uiitt be
hadbeen killed, and there was consider
able excitement. - -
ilvidenee in tlie Guiteau Cae
Washington, D. C., Nov. 18. Ella
M. Kidgcly, bting called to the stand,
testified to hearing a conversation be
tween Guiteau end a backman. while
the former wa3 arranging to be driven
to Ihe cemetery. She also witnessed the
shootlnir. and cave her evidence in a
clear and straightforward manner. She
was closely cross-questioned by bcoville,
but adhered strictly in every particular
to the evidence. Beiog questioned as
io Guiteau's manner when talking to
the backmnn, s'.ie said be was pale, r.nd
apiKart d to be troubled. She thought
he mu! be coins out tosee tne graves
of some dead friends. Tim witness de
scribed minutely ihc shooting, the posi
tion of tlie parties at the time the first
shot was Ured, and was positive that .hc
lirst shot took ellcct, hs lite 1 resident
threw up his haud3 aa l commenced to
sink down. At the second Eliot Guiteau
stepped two or three tteps nearer, und
held bis arm lngutr.
The witness proved to lie the best one
yet examined upon the Incidents of the
snooting.
Joshua Addis, a gate-keeper at the
Baltimore Potomac depot, was called.
He merely caoght a glimpse oi the pris
oner after he was arrcRtcd.
During the rest of the examination of
these witnesses, Guiteau was apparently
absorbed in nis papers, tvnen an allu
sion was made to his locking like a man
about to visit tiie grave of a dead friend,
he glanced quickly at the witness and
allowed a faint smile to linger for an in
stant about hipgutti perch a-h ued lips.
Wni. V. Baker was called but failed to
appear.
W m. S. Crawford, a wagon driver, saw
the tiring. Could not see the President,
but distinctly saw Guiteau aim and fire,
and saw bis arrest, lie was questioned
at length by Scoville, particularly as to
the way Guitean wore his hat on that
occasion. Uuiteau put on bis bat, re
marking, "They aro all mistaken on
that hat business. This is the way I
wear my hat."
Witness "Well, perhaps that is Ihe
way he had it on, only not quite so fat
buck."
John R. Scott, special officer on duty
at the depot, was at the south gate when
the lirst shot was Ured. At the second
shot he ran in the gate and across the
hall, and saw Parke holding a man. It
was Guiteau. lie (Guiteau) said, "I will
go to Jail, but I want Geo. Sherman to
have this letter." ' I insisted on taking
the prisoner to the police station. On
the way there Guiteau said: . "I am a
stalwart and Arthur Is now president."
Witness then related the incidents at
tending the searching of the prisoner
at the station and and the finding of (he
pistol upon bis person. District Attor
ney Corkbill then banded a pistol to
witness who identified it as the one
taken from the prisoner. There was a
noticeable stir in the court room and a
craning cf necks in every part of the
room with the whispered exclamation,
"There's tho weapon that killed poor
Garfield.", The pistol was then handed
around and examined by the jury, their
attention being called to the fact that
two barrels were empty . and four still
loaidd. .
Edmund Dubarry witnessed the shoot
ing, and described the scones connected
therewith. . In his opinion Gaitean bad
a bad face.
Scoville desired that this portion of
the evidence be stricken out, unless the
witness would stale in what particular
the prisoner had a bad face.
Tlie prisoner insisted that was his
impression from the prisoner's general
appearance.
Scoville (then quite starchily) "I
don't want an opinion from you. ilave
you ever exprcsiied an opinion V ,
Witness"! have, sir, very frequent
ly." . - . , . ...
Scovillc "Have you ever said you
thought that tbo prisoner ought to be
bnngt" -
Witness (in a more emphatic manner)
"I have, most decidedly." -
Patrick Kearney, jioliccman, first saw
the prisoner at 8:43 a. in., July 2nd,
while talking with two hack men, who
were "bucking" a job from him, as we
call it. The witness described minutely
the arrival of the president's carriage
and bis entrance Into the depot. - His
evidence in this particular - exactly
corresponded with that of Secretary
Blaine. y Soon ; after , the ' president
passed ' into tho . depot he beard
the shots, and, rushing in, seiz
ed the man who' was running,-but
the man said, "I want Gen. Sherman to
have these papers." Witness said, "There
were two shots, and you are ranning from
thediretion of the shootipg, I will arrest
you; some gentleman said, 'that is the
man who shot the president;' I bad my
club in my band, and thought of bitting
him then, then thought alut the grand
jary, and did not bit him." -
. Clone to Florida. .
Washington, D. C, Nov.' 10. Post
master General James and party left for
Florida and will return tia Atlanta.
Attorneys at Law.
BUCK ft FEIGHSN, -,
TTORXEYS AT LAW. , f
I Office over Emporia National i.
F. P. ratXE, j
TTOBNE1 AT LAW. Office with;
L menu Uillett. f
SCOTT LYNN.
ATTORNEYS AT L AW. WUlpraett ,
all the State and Federal Conrts. t
PEYTON. SANDERS PEYTON
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. fcmporla, ;
saa. Will practice ia the Mate c
federal courts. ' I
C. H. STKEBT. T- SIHWH
STKUKY ft SEDGWICK, ,
a TTORNKYS AT LAW, Km porta. f
V W 111 practice ia the several eour! i
Lyon, Ose, Greenwood, Coffey, t p
vy, Marion ami Morris couatiet, Kan.tlnr
su.oetno court of th state, and to lha fed
court for tho district of Kcaa. i
W. M. MiVt'V.
A TTORSEY AT LAW Office over
i. I'oei.itlice. Kroiwria, Kansas , j
ncciully. I
V
vvfotill -B7 flit WD
ATfORNhT AT LAW ASU JCSTl
or THK PKACK ;
Ju-iwcinl Ueoikm plve to collection.
Oiliee in Ne block, up stairs, cornel .
Commercial street an J Sixth avenue.
-C. II. BACUELlKK, t
A TTORNKY AT LAW, f
JUSTICE OF THK PEACE,
AND NOTARY PIXBI
COLLECTIONS A SPECIALTY.
ftay-OfUcc over First National Bail
Physicians.
DB. W. W. IIinitKN.
o
TICK -Over Hunluu ft Co's.
Baul
JOHN A. MUOIti;
.1Y SI CI AN AND SURGEON Ottlor
bis lruc Store, No. 150 Commercial
L. 1. JACOHS. M. I) ,
fl'H'U ia North . Uyilcr's drug (to
o
- U. WILHITE, I. V. 8.,
Graduate ef American Veterinary CollejcPJ
Veterinary Surgeon.
0fflca Is at veterinary barn, on Const:
tn t ion stress A il diseases or an i m ais suoc-
I ui i y treated. j.h. nikuiib
Shops and Factories.
s
TEAK POWES
AVOOD WORKING PACTOBVt
Plans and SDcelflcatlona lor all kinds a I
buildinm furnished, and low Qsurcs a-ive: l.
oa all contracts. i
r aclorv and anon on Commercial Street? r
just north oi Seventh Avenue, Kmimrla. i
uivsiaeaca.il. s. r. srssuus '
MPOKIA
Foundry and Machine Shopsi
uiocji it f , uoi.ii-,i'rui
Manufacturer of Iron Fronts. Land Rollers 1
iron iower-stanis. rHM Brackets. Anna
Hums, and every description of Iron an
Brass- Castings. Machinery and Boiler ret
pairing; a specialty. Correspondence sollc.
UHl .
Emporia Carriage Factory
" T. L. RYAN, J
Manurai-tiircs of all kln.-s of C ARRIAGES.
Ol SIJM AUII.MS I'LA irVIUl 1
WORK KTI-. KTf I
BEPAimXG DO.NK OX tifiOKT I0TICE!
Sixth avenue east of commercial St.
YOUNGOICEKN & SMITH.
Sixth Ave. Shoeing Shop.
Horse Shoeing a Specialty.'
Plow and machine work guaranteed to give t
satisfaction. Alt other work promptly at i
tr.lM,t 1 V-..- t. .1.1. Ai ui..kl .... . X
of Commercial street.
Miscellaneous.
J. II. HIBBKX,
COU.VTY eURVEYOU AND CITY ES
t, INKER Will make surveys of land,
locate corners, run division linca. furnish ;
Plans and estimates for bridges and lay out i
foundation work of all kind. Office at court
house, Emporia, Kansas.
BOBKBT B I LUKES.
CIVIL ENGINEER ANI SURVEYOR
Ouice over Hall, Watte Co's musie store.
Q F. THEIS,
Hoot and Shoe Maker.
All kinds of root Wear made to order la
the best style. Kopalriur promptly attended
lo. Shop on west side of Commercial tit. a
few doors south of Bib avenue.
EMPORIA. KANSAS.
Hedge Laying & Hedge
Trimming'.
I own the county rights or tbo Patent
If All trt I at-a asa.,1 S. i 1. .
Trimmer, aud am propnred to lay down
liedire
party can do.
u mi uchiko wMcr anu cneaper tiian any other
VSala UU W JMIUI
J. L. W. IIEI.L,
Emporia, Kansas.
S. H. MAYS & SON,
PAINTERS.
Graining, Papering nud Kal-
soniining.
8uor on west side Commercial street, br-
tween hevrnth and Kisbln avenues.
JjBAKK atcCAIW,
Plain and Ornamental Plasterer
Emporia, Kansas.
Materials furnished and work dons oa snort
notice la the host manner.
Banks.
EMPOBIA
Savings Bank.
TRANSACTS A GENERAL
, BANKING BUSINESS
Interest Ulowefl on Tims Deposits.
J..JAT BUCK, President.
. . H. DUN LAP, Cashier.
DIBECTOKS:
f-'JsTBrca, K. p. Bao-KEB,
J.J Wbiomt. f w. Tkvbwostbt.
How a as UttHLsr.
TIIE EMPOBIA
NATIONAL BANK.
Capital,
Surplus, -
$100,000.
50,000.
Interest Paid on Time Deposit.
Draft drawn oa Eastern eittes and all points
ia Europe.
Special Attention given to Collisions.
Gold Coia aad Sterling Exchange bought at
. . Current Bales. "
Ad ranees made on Shipments of Grain aa
Stock. al Commercial Paper
Dlseounljsd.
The highest pried paid lor School, TowbsoId- il
C and iunty bonds' . it
P. B PIXTMB. President. M
' O. IMKiri. Vice President.
L.T. HERITAGE, Cashier!
Diacc-roas P. B. Plumb, W.T. 8oden. I.T
Ver,it"Jre ,ew, '-"'s. U. Hood, Daniel Bitler
A. U. lw-niRton. II. W. Phillips, A. Roberts
b. c. cbos; rfidnt.
MABTUfDALS.ru Ft, tu ' L
O. 8. VXOfiS, i.'asSer, . ?.f
First National il
BANE - ..."-. -
OF EMPORIA, KANSAS.
: Capital StGcl? PEii 12, $1 eO,C:3. :
oes a General Banking Business.
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