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EMPORIA, LYON COUNTY. KANSAS. BY THE NEWS COMPANY, JACOB STOTXla. Al.rx. ItliTTS tHkHK F. MACl.KNNSK Trnu-fl.SO per Year, In AiWuurt. All time not paid for in advance I atth--ale of per year. knUiml at the iol tUioi t Kuiporta as Hcunti clans inatiur. THURSDAY. MAKC1I , 1882 None of tho railroiul "orgniiH" g: to have heard a word from New ton. The Commonwealth is still waiting for the facts from Newton. It evidently don't hove much confluence in tbo lead ing citizens of that town. The AugunU licpublican makes this pood point: "If there is moro liquor drank now under the prohibitory law,ca aouio whisky fanatic say, why U it that none but wiiinky drinken demand the repeal of the law ? Nebraska will this fall vote on a con. slitutional amendment civing women the ballot. It la said that public opinion has in many quarter, and among the moat intelligent, been changing to the affirmative of this question. This ia a good thought from the lec ture of J. C. Ambrose, of Evanston, IUi nois. "Too much has never entered till led in by little. Moderate drinking has buried it million! But total absti nence ha no victim." The avail of a crop are not always measured by tho number of bushels, Though according to the figure of the department of agricultural the grain product of the United States was 24 per cent, less last year than tho year before, it is estimated that the market value of tie crop was more than a hundred mil lions greater. The producers this time have had the best of the speculators. If Mr. Coakling accept ails appoint ment as Justice of the supreme court, the bench will be full, as follows: Chief Justice, Morrison It. Waite, of Ohio; As sociate Justices, Stephen J. Field, of Cat fornia; Samuel F. Miller, of Iowa; Jo seph P. Bradley, of New Jersey; John M. Harlan, of Kentucky ; Stanley Mat thews, of Ohio; William T. Woods, of Georgia; Otis Gray, of Massachusetts; Iloscoe Conkllng, of New York. Atchison Champion: Information has reached Topeka that the liquor deal' erg of New iork City have formed a combination to carry Kansas at tho next election by the uie of money. Kansas cannot be seduced in this manner. The Egyptians will only be ipoiled. Such is the depravity of human nuturo in this country, that there is many a voter who will take the red gold of this liquor sell era' league, spend a portion of the same for "sea foam," at a Topeka bar; and then go to the polls and vole the btruight temperance ticket. The New York cor raptiontats had better save their money to buy logwood and carculu iwlirut, The number of deaths in New York during January and February exceeded the number of births by 3,534. Tho Tribune tries to draw a modicum of con solation over this state of ad airs from the fact that there were twenty -one more marriages in February than in January Tho teachings of fttshiouablo society as now constituted leaves little to expect from this source, and New York must rely for holding up her population to the increase in foreign immigration. It may he thut the death rate in January and February above the average for the year. The board of health announces that small-pox and scarlet fever ure on thelecrease. The election of a Democrat Mr, Haucua to succeed the late Webster Wairuer in tho New York senate In 11 district that has 2,000 Republican ma Jority was a surpriss. The New York Tribune and other Itepublicau papers wero very sanguine of the election of Churles Stanford, the Republican nomi nee. Congressman West says the re sult wss due to the personal unpopular ily of the Republican nominee, and to the fact that ho was a Stalwart of tU.1' Stalwarts. II3 la reported to have de". clared tho day after Garfield was shot that "Arthur would make a better presi dent than Garfield." To these and the extra activity of the anti-monopolists in behalf of tho Democratic candidate, may be charged the Re publican de feat. This year will bo a tolerably fair one for folks who enjoy the excitement of politics. In ourown state wo will elect full set of statu, ofilccrs, tfren members of congress, and the lower homo of the legisla ting. There are now thirty-two candi. dales for congress In tho Hold. Besides this the following states elect gov.-rnors and state officers: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Dela ware, Kansas, Kentucky, Maiue, Massa chusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsyl vania, South Carolina, Tennessc aud Texas. Tho legislatures to be chosen will have to elect one-third of the next United States senate. Altogether there it a good deal of fun in atoro for the boys. Certainly it Is not an unreasonable thing to ask thono in charge of places of public entertainment or thorough fares of travel to look to the protection of the public. Neither ought it to be couutcd a hardship if those having the care of the public in any capacity should have to suffer the consequences of carelessness or neglect. Therefore we are not surprised to see that in Vienna eight persons have beeu indicted for criminal negligence in connection with the disaster at the Ring Theater, and include not only the manager of the theater, but the city olHciats whose business it was to see that proper sc. curity was furnished' those who attend ed the place. It Is to be hoped for the benefit of the rest of the world that an example will be made of them. So strong are the demonstrations against Chinese emigrants in the Pa cific slates that the Chinamen them selves are becoming alarmed. After the great meeting at S in Francisco Satur day the leading Chinese merchants on the coast joined in a dispatch to one of the great commercial bodies of Hong KougcounselUig a pause iu immigration. It remains to be seen whether U10 Mon golians will accept this advice with a smile that is childlike and bland, and then will take ship for the United States tho same as before, or will be iuduced to abandon their designs upon the west ern world and to remain in Chin 1. Un less congress passes some such bill as the one now pending, we doubt if any considerable check chu be put upon John movement. New York Tribune: Mr. Smalley, in Sits dispatch from London, points out .some ol the difficulties which Mr. Oladslitoe's government i likely to Lave, owing to the unwelcome reflec tion of Mr. Bradlaugh. Judging from the form or conduct ot tho member from Northampton, he will n-t be willing to go through the needful . formalities of his oath on the sly, aud the conservatives are sure to make all the capWtil they can by opposing hi admisaion. But II r, Bradlaugh has been fairly elected to his seat, and so long as he Is ready to com ply with the rales of the house, there Is . : no valid rsaaon why be should be ex cluded. . Sooner or later the question will have to be selUad without regard to rreliglou etUtnent, and the sooner the .iiettex. NOMINATING CONVENTIONS. Emporia tho Best Place for tho Con gressional Convention. It now reems to be settleJ that tiipre will bi- no called see-ion of the Jc-jriblu-ture for the purpose of making a con gressional apportionment. The four ad ditional members of congress will there fore have to le elected at Urge. They wid have to uj nominated by a slate convention. In dfceussing this matter he Paola Hi-publican pars: We are most decidedly In favor of hiving two Hi-publican slite couven ti ns culled one to nominate a govcrc- or mi siate ticket, the other to select four candidates for congress at large. Tue conventions ought to meet in differ ent towns on the same day. This plan was followt d in 1872. and the results were satisfactory. It will eliminate strong tendency to trading, which k will developo a tremendous force if all these candidates are to be nominated by one convention. With two conventions the real wishes aud sentiments of the people will be more likely to be consulted and find expression. By all means the Re publican state central committee should call two conventions." Thk Nkws. we believe, started the suggestion In 1872 which led to the hold ing of two separate conventions in dif ferent towns on the same day to prevent combinations among candidates, which would work to the injury of the party. The convention to nominate a state ticket was that year held at Topeka, and the congressional convention to nornin ate three congressmen at large was held at Lawrence. We most heartily endorse the sugges tion of the Republican that the precedent of 1873 in this regard be followed this year. If we are uot mistaken the Com. monwealth has made the same sugges tion. It would undoubtedly create great dissatisfaction to have the two conven tions held at tho same time and place, or to have both attended by the same delegates. By holding these two con. ventions at the samo time in different towns all these objectionable fea tures will bo removed and the best inter csts oi the people subserved. We sup pose it will need no argument to con vince the committee that this plan ought to bo adopted, because it is so manifestly the best. The state convention will of course be held at Topeka, and the question then arises as to where the congressional con venlion ought to be held. Without wishing to oppose the advantages other towns may present we shall urge that no town in the state is better located for such a convention than Emporia. It is within ten miles of the center of state north and south. Draw a line from north to south along the west lines the counties of Republic, Cloud, Otta wa, Saline, McPherson, Harvey, Sedg. wick and Sumner and it is in almost the exact center of the fifty-two popu lous counties east of that line. It is ac cessible by railroads from five different directions, and these roads connect with others reaching all portions of the state. It has an opera house w'lich could made to accommodate ten or twelve hundred peopi with every convenience fir committees, with ample stage room, water, gas, and everything at hand. We have not consulted our citizens, but we know that the building, with all necessary sta tionery, etc.. will be tendered the uso of the convention free of charge. In the matter of hotel acctnnmoda tions no city iu the interior can compete with us ouUidu ot Topeka, uud hotel fare will undoubtedly be afforded at the most reasonable rates to delegate?. brief. Emporia presents advantages anil accommodations for the holding of the congressional convention not pot-essc by any interior town in the slate out. side of Topeka, where the state conven tiorj ought tojnect the same diy. TROUBLE IN HARVEY COUNTY. Outrageous Ballot Box Stuffing Santa Fe Railroad Men. On March 3d a vote was taken by Harvey county on propositions to issue bonds for two railroads. For severa days previous to the election the excite ment over the contest was great. The A. T. & S. F., railroad interests opposed the bonds, and if reports be true, took some very outrageous and unlawful means to beat the bond propositions to encourage what they evidently conclud ed was dangerous competition to their trade in the southwest. The citizens held a meeting, and the resolutions adopted will be found elsewhere. In addition we have advices through private source?, from a , disinterested person, that the conduct of the railroad men was fully as bad as described. The condition of things at Newton at one time was very threatening. An outbreak was imminent, which would probably have resulted in bloodshed, as men were upon the streets "armed to the teeth." Mr. U. C. Ashbaugh, editor ot the Kan san and po&tmstcr at Newton, a most creditublo citizen, publishes a card in the Commonwealth from which we clip the following: "The Santa Fe railroad company has bad about two hundred sectiou hands and bossss at Halsteod and Sedgwick for over two weeks past waiting for yes terday's electiou to take place, and on yesterday these men, none of whom are residents or voters ot this county, were provided with a locomotive aud four cars, all Santa Fe cars, and they wore voted once at Sedgwick, twice at Halatead and once ut Burton, cast ing fully one thousand illegal votes against the propositions for the new railroads. The people of those place were powerless tf help themselves from so great a mob of mep. These repeaters then came to this city about fifteen minutes before six p. m., and our people armed, met them at the depot aud made them leave the city, which they did, going south toMulvane, Wichita and other points south of here. No greater disrespect was ever uhowa to any couuty or people than the Santa Fe yesterday showed to this people, and lime will yet prove it. The bonds will bo carried by several hundred majority." Unquestionably some allowance must bo made for the excited condition of the people ut Newton, but certainly her leading citizens would not publish statements over their own signatures like those printed by us today unless there were serious reasons for doing so. This Is a species of lawlessness which affects the interests of the people iu all sections of the slate, because there is no telling how soon it may be tried at other points, and therefore It cannot be too se verely condemned. The Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe company is composed of gentlemen, we know, who would not engage in such work as took place to Harvey county on the occasion of this electiou, and who would not en dorse It, but they must take the conse quences, to a large extent, of the acts of their Hgjnls. Some ofllcer or officers high la authority must have been con cerned in this open outrage upon the ballot-tent, as a train of cars was furnish ed to haul the men from one poll to another. This train could only have been procured by an officer, and he must have known before it was furnish eb what was wanted with it. It will be a good thing for lU railroad company, in public estimation, to ferret out this matter with a view to bring tho viola tors of the law to Justice, and to let the public know that they do not endorse such proceedings on the part of their employes. TLd officer of (he law ought not to rest one dsy until every man who engaged in violating the law shall be. brought to justice. If the reports from Newton are anything like correct, the populttion In the state penitentiary ought to be in creasod by about two Uuodred. Let the men engaged In that dty.'s disgraceful work, be they high or low in staoaing in society, know that there is such' a thing' as law in Kansas, and that It is not safe for them to boldly trample it nnder foot. ABOUT TIMBER. The serious questhm of the future rnber supply is constantly attract- ng attention and the bony speculator. whose range or vision lakes in every necessary ank-lc of consninption, is grasping the question iu all its sig nificances. We may soon expect him to 'corner" the market for speculative purposes. The supply of timber to come from the Pugftt Sound region is, to a de gree, an unknown quantity, but the sup ply in every other section, at the pres ent rate of cutting an J burning, can not tint many years. It was. the estimate of very intelligent parties, who went care fully over the gtound a year ago, that the supply of yellow pine, for example, in the pine be't of Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and i ississppiwould not an swer the pre -scut demand more than 12 years. A subsequent cartful examina. tion, making reasonable allowance for in. creased demand, reduced the time to ten years. True, other figures that have been made have extended the time some what, but there is 110 reason to doubt that we arc far nearer the end of these pine forests than mot of us have sup posed. What is true of southern pine is still more emphatically true ot the white pine at the north. Men in these pine regions are beginning to prove their faith by their works. Not only has tho price of this lumber been advancing rapidly but the valuation of the land al so. For example the following account came the other day from Chicago. In the Menominee region a large tract, five miles from any stream, ha been sold within a short time at $3 per 1,000 feet. This land would not have realized 50 cents per 1,000 feet two years ago. Speculative purchases of pine tracts at points from which Chicago and the customers of Chicago dealers must secure thejr sup. ply for the next ten years are becoming a frequent practice nowadays among capitalists, who think they foresee very large profit in such ventures. It has been related that a prominent citi zen of Chicago received as his lee in a noted divorce case many years ago tract ot pine land in Michigan, then valued at $8,000. This land, it is said has recently been sold at the snug sum of $420,000, or Si per 1,000 feet for the stumpage. At a reception given in Philadelphia, a few evenings ago to several students from tho Indian school, at Carlisle Pennsylvania. "Dan" Tucker, an Ar. rapahoc, made the following neat and suggestive speech: "Study is very good, but there is nothing so good tor the health as work. God knew what was good for meu when He told us work with our hands. The devil tempt everybody, but the Idle, lazy man who will not work tempts the devil. He gives plenty ot work to all who do not find it themselves. We are told that there arc but three ways of living by working, by begging and by stealing. Those who do not work do one of tho other two. We, at Carlisle school, do not propose either to steal or to beg for a living. When wo go back to ou homes, we intend to go back with goo trades, strong arms and willing hearts. Wo will go back to lay the foundations of a new life for our people. We work with good courage now, because we are preparing to do a great, good work then." It would be interesting to know bow well that Indian will stick to his text when he gets back anion his people. It Is a fact known by many early teltlers ot Kansas that Indians among the more civilized tribes who have been educated east have often as sumed the nomadic habits ami dress of his race after returning to mingle with them. Even the women have often re turned to the roving and idle life of the Indian after returning from "boarding school." We trust, Dan will prove an exception. But still vc believe it best to go on with the experiment trying what good education will do the Indian. Inter-Ocean : There were many re markable passages iu Blaine's oration on Garfield that seem the more rcrnarka ble .the closer they are studied. The care with which many portions of the address were written Is not so noticea ble at first glance as when the words are carefully weighed. Of this charac ter is the passage iu which Garfield's peculiarities as a parliamentary leader are touched upon, and comparisons made with Clay, Webster and Stevens in this country and Peel sn l Gladstone in England. It was natural that a man who has been described us the Henry Clay of this day should take tho great Kentuckian as the model parliamen tary leader and class Garfield as a great debater. It was a happy stroke, too, to go abroad for an illus tration of Garfield's straight-up-and-dowDucss in political discussion, and 110 part of the address is likely to attract more attention abroad than this refer ence to Burke and Gladstone: He had all of Burke's love for the sub lime and the beautiful, with, possibly, something of his superabundance; and in his faith and his magnanimity, iu his power of statement, in his subtlo anal ysis, in his faultless logic, iu his love of literature, in his wealth aud worm of illustration, one is reminded of that great statesman of to-day, who confront ed with obstacles that would Jaunt any but the dauntless, reviled by those whom he would relieve as bitterly as by those whoso supposed rights he is forced to invade, still labors with serene courase for the amelioration of Ireland . and for the honor of the English name. Gladstoue has been, as was Garfield, almost continuously in public life. He ripened slowly, while Garfield developed rapidly; but the comparison holds good. We wonder if going to meeting by tel ephone is to bu-coiue the style? It seems to succeed well at Hartford, Conn. Every Sunday a hundred or more subscribers are put on tho South Church circuit, and generally succeed in following the service with only oc casional and slight interruptions. The solo singing sometimes reaches them in a rather dilapidated condition, and if the preacher turns his back upon the transmitter there is a break in the ser mon; but on the whole the instrument does fairly well by choir and clergyman. There are one or two considerations that will tend to make this telephone system very popular. The fir3t is that it does away with the contributio.-i box which is so obnoxious to those who think the gospel can be preached for nothing. An other is that it will save large sums of money to doting husbands and papas for new bonnets. But we hope the old way of going to church will not become obsolete. Senator Ingslls does not appear to have the anti-Chines-- mania in a very severe form. He said, in substance, when the Chinese immigration bill was under discussion, that he would as soon think of destroying all the mules and horses or all the labor-saving engines and machinery of the country as of re pelling or expelling a clsas of deserving, patient, obedient, frugal and industrious laborers, but he conceded to the Cali fornians the tame right he would claim for themselves in regard to matters which were chiefly of local importance. It was apparent to his mind that legis Istion was invoked under the influence of overmastering passions. Prol." Blake, the Cleveland aipr,nct mer, who believes that the earth has "caught on the center' &d4 that wa are now living in the tropic z -n. says that the valleys of this Missouri and Missis sippi, 500,000 square mile in each, will now become the greatest rice producing region on the globe, and ru e is the only pVod&ct to lake the place of wheat in the support of 50,00000 or ih people of United Stale. HF.EE AND THERE. . The Iuter-Ocean says the Chicago gamblers have gone to Detroit. Detroit bis a house 'of correction which last year paid a profit of $30,- 000. John Eedwell has shipped 10,000,000 pounds of fruit from California this year. The Virginia legislature, also, is struggling with the temperance qnes- ion. The price of salt at Saginaw, Michi gan has been reduced from $1.15 to 70 cents per barrel. The almost mtnniinous verdict of the press is (hat Mr Blaine's oration was a masterpiece of its kind. Prof Swing says thut the Chicago merchants are afraid to tackle the polyg amy question. They sell too much cal ico in Utah. In New York City last year 2,682 building permits were granted. The estimated cost of new buildincs was $43,000,000. When a man and woman are made one, tue question "which one?" Is bothersome one until it is settled, as it soon is. The Philadelphia North American thinks the cause of public justice would be belter served if jury trials were abol ished altogether. Major Cole, a Chicago revivalist, is converting peoples in Talmage's Tab ernacle, Brooklyn. The hope is ex pressed that he will catch Tal mage him self. According to Vennor we are to have a spell of weather this month. . That's pretty good evidence in the minds of perverse people that the weather will continue good. We might add the names of seven or eight more candidates for congress, whose names have developed in the last few days, but this thing is getting old. A great anti-Chinese demonstration, held in San Francisco Saturday, was at tended by 30,000 people who passed res olutions declaring that the Chinaman must go. Already $87,000,000 in railroad subsi dies have been promised by the govern ment of Mexico. Wo may look for the organization of the Mexican National Anti-Monopoly party before lone. Official statistics show that 769,010 bushels of potatoes, valued al $438,461, have been imported into the United Stales since last March from Ireland, Scotland, Nova Scotia and Canada. The rapid accumulation of capital in the country is strikingly illustrated in the demand now being made in several western states that the rate of interest be reduced from ton to six per cent. It" is said that some New York mer- chants, rather than comply with the law requiring them to furnish seats for clerks, are discharging the ladies and putting young men behind the counters. Oscar Wilde says that Bcrndardt told him "that there were only two things in America worth seeing; one was Clara Morris, and the other s me dreadful way they have of killing hogs in the Chicago stock yards." Ilazael, the winner of the walking match in New York, has received a rid ing whip mountsd with diamonds, and $30,000 in gate money is to be divided among the six competitors. Walking matches are obsolete in the west, but seem still to be popular in New York. y An unusually lively wedding scene occurred up at Ottawa, Canada. While he marriage ceremony was in progress at the Notre Dame Cathedral, it waa in terrupted by a lady walking up the aisle bearing a marriage certificate to the would-be groom, with two children as proof of the union. Here's a singular story 1 Sometime ago Mrs. Brown, of Allen count Ken tucky, gave birth to twins. - Notwith standing there is but four minutM dif ference in their ages, yet one wa born in 1881 and the other in 1882, one in De cember and the other in January, one on Sunday and the other on Monday. Norristown Herald: Clara Louise Kellogg says she can make good bash, and Annie Louise Carv announces that she can make delicious buckwheat cakes. This is all well enough as far as it goes ; but can either one of the sweet singers sew on a suspender button to stay two days in ono inning, and make a fire without getting soot on her nose The Mormon legislature of Utah has called u convention for April 10th to or ganize a state government in the terri tory. This is the most remarkable piece of impertinence that was ever re corded. Congress alone creates states, and as long as the Mormon theocracy exists Utah will remain a territory, un der the control and subject to the legis. lation of congress. Several popular lecturers have lately been comparing notes, and they all re port that each time they face an audi ence they experience a feeling of reluct ance that well nigh induces them to run away and not appear at all. The de cline of the lyceum system is doubtless due lo the fact that too many lecturers have declined to obey the promptings of this feeling. The New England Free Love League, (what a suggestive name) met in Boston the other day and adopted resolutions declaring that the perfect solution of the family question lies in the natural liber ty of the sexes, endorsing Mrs. Scoville's appeal to Mrs. Garfield, declaring that the hanging of Gaiteau would be an in excusable gibbeting of the nation's hon or and be "the hanging of one rogue by a cowardly majority of rogues," and en dorsing polygamy as practiced by Mor mons.' Toerc is a chance that the United States consular reports for 1881 may bear fruit ia Parke county, Ind., if os triches can be called fruit. A number of men, beguiled by the recorded profits of ostrich farms in Australia, are plan ning to go into the business themselves and have already figured out magnifi cent results, somewhat after the manner of the milkmaid in the spelling-book. They intend to import the eggs and hatch them by artificial means, and are sanguine that the climate of Indiana will be favorable to their enterprise. This time it is Columbus, Ohio, that has the romance in real life. Twenty three years ago a girl was born at the Neil House under circumstances not agreeable to the parents, who were tern, porarily at the hotel. The babe was put in a shoe box and secretly carried to the depot. There the box and babe were found by Silas De Witt, a policeman on duty. He carried both to the Home for the Friendless. After remaining there a few months the babe was adopted by Mr. Alexander Cole, of Cincinnati. She grew np as his daughter; but after his death, about four years ago, went to Springfield, where she now resides. The parents who deserted their child in 1850 became rich, and a fortune awaits the girl who was carried to the old depot in a shoe box. The difficulty is in estab lishing the girl's identity. It is known that the babe of 1859 was packed un ceremoniously in a shoe box. It is known that the babe found at the depot three hours later was ia a shoe box. Il is known that the babe taken to the Home for the Friendless was in a shoe box. But bow is the young lady at Springfield going to prove that she was the right baby in the right shoe box ? As there wa nothing else to find fault wiili the Jfew York Evening Post rt. pro aches Mr. BJajn because he d)d nqt seize the occasion of the Garfield memorial exercises to prpach a sermon oa the civil service, The coyntry will naturally reply, why djdmj Mr, Bchura. the fditor, seiji the occasion when he was six y4rs ia ihm senate acif four years in the cabinet to do some, thing practical for civil service? OVER THE STATE. In the last two years the acreage of sorghum in Kansas has doubled, and in 1881 amounted to 57,628 acres. It is reported that an immense bed of sulphur has been discovered on the line of the Kansas Pacific road near Wal lace. Kansas is entitled to four of those pot- metal stove lids cast in honor of the 300." Junction City Union. A female gin-slinger defie3 the pro. hibilion law at Florence. The Junction City Union is emphati cally of the opinion that the late Salina convention was thoroughly an Anderson boom. Miss Car 1 M. Crouse, will known in Kansas, is now a $50 a week prima don na in California. According to the Leavenworth Stand ard (Dem.) three-quarters of the Green- backers, one-tenth of the Democrats and three-fifths of the Republicans ot Kan sas are prohibitionists. Topeka Commonwealth : An old corn raiser of Miami county says a farmer had belter plant corn with his overcoat and1 buckskin gloves on, if the land is dry, rather than plant late. Sensible man. There are at present 3,200 members of the A. O. U. W.,in Kansas. There were four new lodges organized in February, and there are three petitions on file for the organization of legions of Select Knights in the state. The Cottonwood Falls Leader suggi sts that there be added to the features of the next fair iu Chase couuty, a reunion of old settlers and soldiers of Chase and adjoining counties. A good suggestion, Professor Shelton, of the agricultural college, says it bos been clearly demon strated that it pays to harrow and roll the wheat after the spring suns have b gun to start the plant. This statement is supported by the experience of a num. ber of farmers in the state. Parsons Sun: Sworn statements made by County Treasurer Thornton and County Clerk Felt show that $600.59 have been paid out as costs in prosecu tions in this county under the prohibl lion law to the present time, and that $1,804.60 have been paid into the county treasury as fines collected. The Holton Signal has taken pains to inquire of the farmers during the past week in regard to the condition of win ter wheat. They all say the prospects were never better. The recent snow has made it look much better, and if noth ing occurs between uow and harvest time to prevent its growth we may look for a big crop. The supreme court of the state of Kansas has affirmed a decision rendered by Judge E. S. Torrence in a Butler county case that a school teacher cannot be legally employed except at a regular ly called meeting of the district board Those who teach under any other sort of a contract are liable to lose their wages unless they collect them from the indi vidual members or the board who sign the contract. The fun bos begun. TheTopekaCap- itat and junction City Union are alter each other on the gubernational ques tion. The Caoital SDeaks for St. John. and the Junction City Unton is the only Republican paper in the state that dare come out and openly oppose his nom ination. Leavenworth Standard. Did the Standard ever hear of a paper called the Troy Chief? Sol can now see what figure he is cutting in state poli tics. Rev. Roundtree, of Nicodemus, Gra ham county, being in the east ostensibly begging for his fellow townsmen, the newspapers of his locality take leave to inform the people of the country at large that he is a fraud ; that the inhab- itants of Nicodemus arc not iu want and furthermore, that if they were, they'd get nothing from this reverend beat, as what he collects be puts in his pocket. A bill has been introduced by Hon. D, C. Haskell, in congress, the purpose of which is to remunerate citizens of the United States, who were formerly mem. hers of the Confederate Peoria, Kss- kaskia, Wea and Piankeshaw Indians, but who, when they withdrew, which they did some ten years ago, were not placed upon a fair footing with the rest of the tribe, in a division of its vested funds. it seems that at that time the roster was increased through some sharp practice on the part of the authorities of the tribe by about one hundred fraudulent names, and this reduced in the ratio of that number to the number of the tribe the amount ap portioned to each. This gave those who left the tribe a diminished share, while it increased the amount to the credit of those who continued with it. The ob ject of the bill is to obtain redress for these citizens, their heirs, etc , who are now largely resident in Miami county The claim set up involves over $100,000, and Mr. Haskell is giving it that atten lion and advocacy which its importance demands. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. Ex-Governor Palmer does not care to fly as tail to the Tilden kite in 1884. Murat Halstead, editor of the Cincin nati Commercial, celebrated ' his silver wedding on the 2d inst. It has been learned that recently Mac- Lean, who fired at Queen Victoria a few days ago, has been an inmate ot sev eral lunatic asylums. If report are to be trusted, all the congressmen from Indiana have before them the pleasant prospect of rcnomina tion without a stuggle. The one hundredth anniversary of Tho. H. Benton's birth is to be cele brated by the Missouri horticultural so ciety on the 14th of March. A desperate effort is to be made to unite the Democratic party in Tennes see before the next campaign begins, The result is looked upon as doubtful. 1 nere appears to De a belief among the Democrats of Philadelphia that their party should be allowed to reap the fruit of the recent reform victory in that city. Minnesota takes the wise course of re taining competent representatives in their places in congress. One member from that state is serving his fifth and another his sixth term. The Iowa legislature is not nnder the necessity to gerrymander the state in order to make all the congressional dis tricts Republican. If is found almost impossible to so arrange the districts as k give the Democrats one. James Swan left Lee's army after Ap pomattox without a penny in his pocket. lie got a place as cleric in a grocery tore in Atlanta, went to New York as clerk for a cotton firm, became a partner in the firm, made a million or two, and now retire to build a fine residence on the site of the Atlanta grocery. Cincinnati Commercial : Having fail ed to find anything in the treasury de partment to injure Secretary Sherman, the searchers for truth are poking about in the pigeon-boles of the state depart ment, seeking scraps of paper with which they may be able to do Blaine a mischief. It will be another case of love's labor losfc. The Kentucky Bourbons have just cause tor uneasiness when sucn plain language is used by one who has always apte4 with thp Qemocratip par. IT : "I will explain what I mean by the 'machine.' I mean that political body of men who have taken possession of the organization of the Democratic party in this state and have ruled U with a rod of icoo for one sqle purpose, and that to establish the principle that a man is deserving of political preferment not because he, is hoget and competent, bit b .-cause he wore the confederate uniform a 3d supported a cause that went down in blood an4 destruction nearly twenty years ago.' THE XEWS. CONGRESSIONAL. PROCEEDINGS. SENATE. Washixotox, March 6. Allison pre sented a memorial from the Iowa legis lature in behalf of a bridge over the Missouri above Omaha. Morrill reported adversely the bills to establish a branch mint of the United States at Omaha and to authorize the payment of customs and duties in legal tender notes Placed on the calendar. Morrill reported favorably the house bill to abolish discrimination dnties on tea and coffee and products of the Neth erlands. Placed in the calendar. Also favorably the house joint resolution in behalf ol the American company ot ro- visois of the New Testament for the re turn and remission of duties. Passed. Ingalls reported from Ihe judiciary committee the original bill to establish auniform system ot bankruptcy through out the United States, embodying what is commonly Known as the equity sys tem, and conferring jurisdiction upon the district courts of the United States, to hear matters in bankruptcy upon pe tition. Teller reported favorably the house bill to peusion Mrs. Garfield with an amendment to include Mrs. Polk and Mrs. Tyler. The amounts specified are $3,UUU a year irom bepleutoer littb, 1SS1. By Davis of Illinois, for Logan, who was unable to bo present To provide tor the coutruct.on ot the Illinois .and Mississippi canal. The bill directs the secretary of war to survey, lay out aud construct a canal from a point on the Illinois river at or near the town ot Hennepin, by the most practical or convenient route to tue Mississippi at or above the mouth of Kock river, Illinois, with a branch canal or feeder from Ilock river from Dixon, connecting by a most practica ble and convenient route with the maine line of said canal at the most suitable and cenvenient point near the town of Sheffield ; the canal and its branch to be not less than seventy feet wide at the water line, and not less than six feet in depth, the water with locks not less than 150 feet in length and twenty-one feet in width, and with a capacity for vessels of at least 280 tons burthen. The bill further provides that the canal and branch when completed shall be a military, naval, postal and public highway, connecting the waters of Lake aiicuiean ana tue Illinois, Mississippi and Rock rivers, and shall be establish ed as such to the United States and the people thereof forever, and no obstruc tion shall be placed thereiu which will impedeor mtertere witli the un interrupt ed navigation thereof. T ala, ,-v riA.f i . 1 .10 that itflntftMO vnav ot U 1 Jll U1 IUVO ....... vu.-.n. W.J any time regulate, fix and determine the tolls and charges to be iniposeU upon said improvements when completed. The bill provides for the appropria tion of $1,000,000 to commence work. and prescribes in detail the methods of condemnation, etc., for obtaining the requisite rights ol way. Garland offered a resolution of inquiry addressed to the military committee, as to tho propriety ot increasing the 81.UUU 000 appropriation for the purchase and distribution of subsistence store? to aid in the relief of the laboring classes in the district overflowed by the Mississip pi and its tributaries. Ihe bill to provide lor a commuaion on alcoholic liquor traffic was read second time and laid over temporarily The Chinese bill was taken up and Slater advocated it. The day's discussion concluded by .Dawes being awarue I the tloor. Allison submitted the conference report on the immediate deficiency bill, whtch was adopted. Adjourned. HOUSE. Washington, March 6. The speaker announced as unfinished business the consideration of the consular and diplo matic appropriation bill, on the passage ot wnicu the previous question was or. dered on oaturday. Mr. Belford oflered a joint resolution reciting the persecution of the Jews in Russia and requesting the president to submit to the czar the country's friendly assurance and ask huu to extend to ttie Jews in his empire the same power for good tnat bis father extended to the Christians in Roumania. Referred. Mr. Dingley introduced a bill to place American ships in the carrying trade on a mutual footing with those of other countries. This bill abolishes fees charges foreign vessels light-house duties tue same as cnargeJ in their own coun try, and charqing tonuageon each entry Mr. McKee introduced a bill to print 25,000 copies of the memorial address of James U. Blame. Mr. Jacobs introduced a bill provid ing tb oleomargarine and all substi tute for butter and cheese be plainly marked with their name before they can oe exported. Mr. Uibbreit introduced a bill to per mit farmers to sell their own prouuc tions of tobacco and productions of their own tenants without license and asked immediate consideration. Messrs. Dib brell, Hatch, Speer and White. (Ky.) supported this bill, and llelly (l'enn.) Robinson of (Mass.) and Butter worth opposed it. The discussion became very animated Mr. Kelly said he was as much as any one in favor of the removal of the war duties, especially as much so as the other side who had made them necessary, but be thought the work ot removing them should be done in a more intclli gent manner. The bill was defeated. A resolution was also introduced to print 100,000 copies of Blaine's eulogy on uarneld. THE BANltUVPT HIT,!.. Provisions of the Measure Reported to the Senate J ndlciary Committee. Washington, March 6. The' senate judiciary committee to-day reported bill to establish a uniform system of Dankruptcy, and it win be called up tor cuuaiueraiiuu us soou as iuu ienuing or der is disposed or. It provides that whenever any person witnout irauu snail oecome involved in debts and liabilities beyond his means of payment, amounting to $500 and up wards, he may apply by petition in equity to the United States district court, setting forth the cause of his in solvency and giving a schedule of his liabilities and assets, and may surrender nis estate ior mo oenent ot creditors ex cept such as may be exempt from execu. tion, and if good cause appear, the courts shall adjudge him bankrupt and appoint a receiver and serve a notice to all interested persons and distribute the estate according to the rules of equity; and if there was no fraud. the petitioner shall be discharged as a bankrupt person. That when a person runs away or absents or conceals himself or makes fraudulent ransfer of property, or otherwise at tempts to defraud his creditors, the lat ter may file a petition for bankrupt pro ceedings against him. Insolvency, shall exist only when the debtor's liabilities exceed the value of bis property. Pow ers to extend the time or stay proceed. ings are conferred upon thecourt. Any conveyance, transfer, or payments made and received in view of bankruptcy may be set aside If found to be contrary to the just rights of other creditors, but the money obtained and used in good faith, thougu unsuccessfully, to arrest an 1m pending bankruptcy, or to save a threat ened sacrifice of property, or for sick ness or other like nesessity, may be pre ferred in payment or in security by the co art if it should appear that any credit or oppressively sought to force a debtor into bankruptcy or to obtain any fraudu lent advantage over other creditors, the court may deny such creditor participat ing in the estate. The district court shall be considered always open for the consideration of bankrupt business shall nave precedence. An Appeal for the Flood Suflerer. Memphis. Tenn., March 7. Captain Ed. Postal, of the steamer Uardcash which arrived this morning, reports that the back water from the Miss'ssip pi river extends np White river to Clar endon, Arkansas, a distance of 135 mile from the mouth, and the entire country intervening is nnder water, which is 2 feel higher than was ever known before A great loss of stock and damage to the farming interest lias occurred throughout the White river bottoms. The following telegram was sent this morning to Senators Harris and Jack son and (Congressman Moore ai wasu ington: The great suffering brought to our no tice by tue innauiianis 01 counties in Tennessee, bordering on the Mississippi river occasioned by the overflow calls loudiv for assistance irom the govern- menu What Memphis, had done or can do will be inadequate. We urge yoa to obtain autnorny to nave rauons pur chased here for immediate distribution in order to save persons from actual starvation. Some 3,000 to 5,000 arc in abolnte need and must oe helped im mediately. ." . (Signed) Napoleon Hn.i - Pres. Cotton Exchange. V. I . UAODEX, Pres. Taxing District. . VT. G- Mien," Barveyfcr Customs. And other. Ill Fllty-rirmt Birthday. , ' birthday of lieutenant Genera! piilisi IT Rliariitftn vfl ro-lfhra.lMl I.v-.it Oit xt-V. a dinner given, by te 11 ioois X'ummis. flpranf t hi' f X) vx I 1 jurinn nf flic lnl.cw1 - - j -" j " r - -- -- Seventy carers were spread- The ban- PROSTEATEn OJf THE PLATFOBM Henry Ward Beecfaer Stricken With Ill ness at the Chicago Music Hall. CniCAGO. Illrf March 7. At Central Music Halt last evening, a grand audi, ence, numbering 2,500 people, assembled to hear Rev. Henry Ward Beecher lec ture on "The Moral Uses of Luxury and ueauiy. rsui lew greater audiences ever gathered in this city. Every seat in the great hall was occupied, and so great was tne crowa tnat .manager Adams was compelled to utilize the stage, upon which was seated over 100 people who surrounded Mr. Beecher so that not more space than twelve feet square was allowed the distinguished orator lor a platform. As bo made bis appearance upon the platform at 8 :15, ACCOMPANIED BY PROF. DAVID SWIMi. who introduced the lecturer, the great audience gave him long and coutinuous greetings. Mr. Beecher looked pale and careworn. A lamt smile illuminated his countenance as he ack no wedged the greetings. He stood a moment. hesitating, and in a low tone liegaa his lecture without notes. ilis opening remark in "iticues were not in Mr. Beecher's usual clear, explic it language, but rather incoherent and disjointed. He had scarcely spoken fif teen mmnles. when at the close of the quotation : "Uow hardly shall they that nave riches enter tue Kingdom of Uod ? There is an impression," when he sud denly paused. Squarely facing the au dience HIS FACE BECAME DEATHLY PA1.K. He was observed to waver slightly, as though dazed, slowly closing his eves, when a gentleman in the audience hast ily rose, and breaking the almost pain ful silence that baa come over the uu- dience, cried out in an excited manner, gestulating to those on the stage : "Take bold or Mr. lieecncr, tie is aoout to tall.' Immediately several gentlemen sprang where the great divine stood and gently laid hold of him. Mr. Beecher lor fully a minute, stood like a statue, apparently unconscious ot ineir iricndly grasp. when he was gently seated. At once two ladies approached, took his cool hands and began chafing them. Mr. Beecher sat perfectly motionless, uttering no word. The immense au iience mean. while, awe struck with the remarkable scene passing before them, REMAINED IN ABSOLUTE SILENCE a tew moments. Mr. Beecher was ob served to move his lips, as though at tempting to speak to one of the ladies now fanning him. No audible sound reached the silent audience. A glass of water was at once held to his fainting lips, of which but a swallow was taken, From his seat Professor Swinir was ob served to rise and re-enter the door lead ing to tho stage. The moment the fa. miliar countenance of Chicago's great divine was recognized, a feeling ot re. lief, as from the intense strain, came over the thousands present. Professor Swing approached the pale, silent, afflicted Beecher, and gently took his hand, ASKING HIM nOW HE FELT. For the first time the great Brooklyn divine slowly moved his head, turning his great, sorrowiut ana gnastiy countenance upon his friend, whom he evidently resognized, and In a low whisper uttered a few syllables to the professor, who, gently clasp, ing him for a moment, arose and an nounced that Mr. Beecher. was very ill too ill to entertain a thought of proceed. ing with the lecture, lie must at once be removed to his bed. He knew the people of Chicago would be indulgent with the distinguished orator, who had not been well for two days, and should not have attempted to lecture this eve. ning. He would like an expression from the audience as to dismissal, those for dismissal to say aye. Immediately FROM ALL OVER THE VAST ROOM came a universal, yet subdued, hushed response of aye. The audience silently and speedily dispersed. Mr. Beecher was at once removed to his room at the Grand Pacific, physicians summoned and his illness pronounced by the phy sicians in the nature of apoplectic. No serious results are anticipated. At latest information he was resting quietly. Mr. Beecher's illness created a profound sensation throughout the city. Great anxiety and sympathy are expressed for his welfare. SEVERE OX THE SANTA FE. The Citizens of Newton Heard from in Relation to the Recent Bond Elec tion. Newton March 4. At a meeting here last evening ot not less than SOU citizens, representing more than halt the town. ships of the county, the following was unanimously adopted : Whereas, The Atchison, Topeka & Santa l e railroad company, in the elec tion to-day to vote aid to two competing lines of railroad, has run a special train of about 300 illegal voters to the voting precincts of Sedgwick, Halstead and Burton, and voted their drunken, irre sponsible mob at each of these places therefore. Reoltel, First That this attempt of the representatives ot the aanta Jb o rail road company to pollute our ballot boxes by placing therein the votes of ignorant, drunken and illegal voters, is a gross outrage on the rignts oi our peo pie. Second That we condemn in un measured terms this immoral, unmanly and fraudulent act of tho managers of the Atchison, Topeka 3S Santa e rail road company, by which the defeat of the will ot our people has been attempt ed. Third That we denounce the ofilccrs and agents of the Santa Fe railroad company in this city who gave assist ance and encouragement to this Infa mous outrage upon our rights. Fourth That because of tho out rageous and unlawful action of the rep. resentatives of this railroad company in causing several hundred illegal votes to be placed in the ballot boxes of Sedg wick, Halstead and Burrton townships, we most earnestly protest against the county commissioners counting tue votes returned from these places. The election in this city and through out the county, except at Sedgwick, Halstead and Burton, was conducted legally and in the most quiet and or derly manner. At the excepted places a drunken mob of railroad employes had possession of tbe polls much of the day, to the great indignation of the re spectable men residing thereat, and at Halstead men of high char acter, quiet lookers on who were taking no part in the election, were mobbed and driven from the town be cause of being friends of the proposi tion, one of the number being severely injured, we nave no aouDt oi tne re jection of the illegal votes cast. This will give a majority ot nearly one thousand for the proposition, and lead to the early construction of these two great competing lines of railroads through this county, as one of these lines is to be operated in connection with tbe Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, and Alton railroad. They will make New ton the best railroad point in Kansss. The city now has about 4,000 inhabi tants. It is situated in the best agricul tural districts in the state, has the finest depot and hotel building in the west. and is growing very rapidly. (Signed) R. O. Love, Mayor of Newton. K. W. Mcse. Cn'm Board of Trade. Allen B. Lemmox, Editor Republican. II. V. AsHBACeH, iUlilor ot iiansan. Jas. McKee, Golden Gate. THE LATEST FROM KEWTOJI. The Excitement Over tho Bond Election Somewhat Abated Further De- -tails of the Affair. Special to tbs EnroaiA Daixt News. Newtoit, Kans., March C. The rail road bond election excitement has abat ed somewhat, and matters are more quiet here to-aay. me counting ot the votes as cast last Friday will take place next Jfriday before the county commissioners. There is little or no question that the votes cast at Sedgwick, HaJsted and Burton will all be thrown out. By a fair vote the proposition would have been carried by about 400 majority. Members of the election board at each of these places say thx-y were powerless to resist tbe demands of the drunken mob of railroad men who did the repeated fraudulent voting and were the propositions to be re-submitted to the people they would De carried by overwhelming majorities. Our people feel that the railroad offi cials have attempted to deprive them of those rights which the ballot box is in teaded to secure to them, and to make a mockery or our elections. Men here were intimidated, others brought np, and finally made drunken, and in pas senger coaches shipped from one town to the other as repeaters. Some of the drunken mob admitted when they ar. rived in this city that they bad voted three times already that day but when they saw Newton stood ready with load ed guns ana pistols they concluded that they naa Detter not attempt the lob in this city. Tbe nod of this grossest of outrage Is not yet. Our people cannot De tampered with in that way. Arranging, So fiiniiaai (applies. Wa 8HIXGTOK, March 7. The senate military committee thia morning ap pointed senators usmson, xljwiey anq Hampton a sub-committee to confer with the secretary of war, in regard to makiniag an additional appropriation for the relief of persons rendered desti tute by the floods in the southwest. The reports from Arxansa. Missis sippi and Louisiana are that tbe ur Dlies already issued are inadeooate. The sub-committee will confer with, Secre tary Lincoln immediately with a view ot making sucJt provision for the food sufferers as is necessary. NEW GOODS AT SAWYER'S. The largest stock of Dry Goods and Notions we have ever brought to Emporia has attention to the following: Hkavy Cotton adks, 17 cents, worth 25 cents. Marseilles Bedspreads, $1.00, worth $1,757 " Heavy Comfort Bedspreads, 60 cents, worth 75 centsV ' All-Wool Buntings, 12 1-2 cents, worth 20 cents. Dress Goods, 8, ro and 12 i-hf, worth double this money. We are better prepared than ever to demonstrate the advantage of the one price, cash system. If you bring your grocer for an ordet on us. You will save 14& Commercial TATHAM : ells 33ry Goods 1 Shoes S SIX DAYS IN THE WEEK, Cheaper than the Cheapest FIRST NATIONAL BANK BLOCK, EMPORIA. SEEDS Wo t'ave a.ivantasre n Seedsmen of wliirh we wih to tell the public Thirty years exerience as PR4CTICAI. MAItKKI UAKItKNKICS AM) FLORIST, gives lis turb knoarlelfre as to eoablo lis lojuilire not onlT what are the beat klnil for Fruit, flower or Vegetable cmps (whether lor I'rlT.tte or Commercial iianlcBins;). imt also to tlinroiiKlily test thequalityol all .Seeds aud Flatnts. Our Oreeuhoewe and Frames iu JerseTCitr.ara the lararest In America, covcriuK uiiwarus oi lour acres, solid in glass, emuioyiuK aa ifefW""'! our llhi-trat.'tl C'atntoirc of "feVEKYTHINO 1'OU f " t W TMK UAKDKK." P T f f OS API'LICATION A REMARKABLE VOLUME The New Report of Census Statistics. Washington, March 5. The statis tics of the population of the United 1 Mates by states, counties and minor civil divisions are completed. No such volume of statistics has ever been print ed in any country. The volume con tains not simply the tables of figures, but the figures arc illustrated by more than thirty maps, by diagrams, ami by a printed list which explains them. The topographical map of the United States, prepared as the basis for the illustra tions which appears as the frontispiece of the volume, is probably the hand somest, and, on the whole, the most cor rect map of the United States of its size which has ever been engraved. This is followed by maps showing, in different degrees of density, the distribution of tbe population at ench successive census; also the predominating sexes at the present census, the density ot coiorea population, mc propor tion of colored to the aggregate pop ulation, the density of the toreign popu lation, and the proportion of the foreign to the colored population. The next topic illustrated is TUB PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THK COUNTRY and their effect upon the population, be ginning with a hysometric sketch. A map showing the distribution of the lines of mean and annual temperature, and the mean temperature of July, aud the mean temperature of January, and of the maximum temperature, and of the minimum temperature, follows: There are also maps showing the dis tribution of the annual raintall and the rainfall in the spring and summer months; and, finally, there is a series of ten maps showing upon a large scale the density of the total population, ex clusive of towns of 4,000 inhabitants and over. This gives nn idea of the rural population. As to the list, it was prepared jointly by Uen. Walker, super intendent ot the census and 1 lenry liar nett, one of his assistants. The subject discussed is the progress of the United States from 1789 to 1860, and the terri torial changes of the country and of settlement. The settled area in 1SS0 is discussed in a novel manner. The population js divided with respect to acnsity into FIVE GROUPS, represented by live shades upon the map. ot which the lightest indicates a very sparse population, sucn as in tue west ern country might be sustained by graz ing without cultivation of the soil. The second group represents the cultivation common to early settlements ; the third. a highly successful agricultural commu nity; the fourth, commercial and manu facturing industry ; the fifth, the most advanced stage of commerce, industry and manufactories. Tables are repub lished in this connection showing the areas in square miles of the dillerent classes of population and the percentage of increase during the past decade, with the proportion of area to each, group of population, and the total area of settle ment and the area in square miles of the different classes of settlement. Then follow a discussion of TIIE CENTER OF POPULATION. The method of Minding both latitude and longitute of the center of population is fully explained, and a map is given showing the position of this center at the close of each decade from 1790 to 1880 with a sketch of the actual location of the center in June, 1S89, showing its position on the Ohio river near Cincin nati. THE ELEMENTS OF POPULATION are then considered the proportion of the sexes, the classification by general nativity. The last topic taken up is the influence of physical conditions upon the distribution of population. A dia gram is published illustrating the dis tribution of population in the elevations above the sea level. Nearly one-fifth of the inhadttants live below 100 feet above the sea that is, along the seaboard and in the swampy and level lands of the south ; more than two-fifths below 500 feet below ; more than three-fourths be low 1,000 feet, while ninety-seven per cent live belew the 2,000 foot level. In the area, below 5,000 feet is included nearly all that part which is engaged in manufactures and commerce, and most all that are connected with the cultiva tion of rice, cotton and sugar. - The greater portion of the population live on the lower levels. The population is fur ther distributed according to the temperature and to latitude and longi tuae. A CURIOUS FEATURE OF THE DIAGRAM relating to temperature is that the color ed population is round where the tern perature is nigh, and the foreign popula tioh where it is low. This is doubtless an oaterowtb of the system of African slavery. It is brought into great relief by tne diagrams. 1 he tables of figures printed in this volume include 373 pages. There is a table which shows the population of the United States by state and counties for each census. Ihere is one table which enables one at a glance to obtain the accurate popula tion or every county in the united States at each census daring the past century in tne order ot the progress, and showing the changes in territorial organizations and in the counties. This brief description gives an imperfect idea or tne con tents oi THIS REMARKABLE VOLUME. It is a marvel of research and condensa tion, and, in respect to typography, no handsomer book has ever come from the American press. There is to be another volume on tbe population to follow this. ine present system does not give any details as to sex, race or nativity. It has only given tbe sex, race and nativity in the aggregate by states. There are a number of points a to this subject which will be discussed in tb following oiame. ine present volume Has noth. ing to say as to the occupations of the people. It will be some time before an. other volume urill be prepared. The troth is, if the appropriation was suffi cient, tne capacity ot the goverment pnoiiDR omce. marvelous as it ia. ia said to be inadequate to do the printing cr tbe census. There is a vast mass of manuscript completed which has not yet even been sent to the printer, and there is already in the printers' hands enough to occuy the office for several montn. Seriaua If Trae, - " ST. IXCIS. March 7. Governor Rhal. don received new from the Too Pueb los yesterday, which, if substantiated, it serious. It is to the effect that four days ago some ioos racMos became drank and were arrested and placed in jail. l ney escaped and Ueaatr bherttu Mc- Rea and Martineze started to the Pueb, los town to rearrest them- Tber and their Dosse ware met by fifty-nine armed t aeuo Indians. A fl? tit ensued in which Deputy Sheriff . llcitea waa killed and Deputy- Sheriff ' Uartineze mortally wounded. The murderers are not yet cantered. The Tool Pueblo is one of the ri&hesi and largest in the terri. tory and taerefoxethe best leeiing has ex. la tea Detween roe jroeums, aqu snrroanu. ing Mexican towns, Qf late too much Whisky traffic has been going on which the Vnited States authorities should stop. Got. bheluoQ has aent to Toos for the latest information and news ia hour ly expected. i arrived. Among many bargains we direct St., Emporia. PETER HENDERSON S3 CORTLASIlT, STKEET, NEW GEO. W. NEWMAN & CO.'S Spring Stock of CARPETS! Is now arriving, and within, ten days will be COMPLETE. Body liriiMNelit, Three Flies TnpeHtry X3rusel, Ingrainii, Cot; on. 9Xattixt;k Afnttt. IVli?i- HXattin ft, XluQpsi, The styles this spring are handsomer ' than ever before, and they carry ' i a large stock ot the cream : of this season's production. They are also prepared to show a handsome line of TJ P HOL STBRY GOOD S, -Consisting of- JUTES, ItAW SILKS, SPUN SILKS, WOOL ANI UNION. TIJKItY, CKETONNK!, . And all the novelties in fringes and trimmings. It will pay you to call and see them. i BOOKS AND THE CITY BOOK STORE -Desire CLOSE OUT ITS STOCK OF DOLLS To make Boom for New goods. Will sell, Saturday, Marcli lltli, WAX DOLLS, RUBBER DOLLS, CHINA DOLLS And INDESTRUCTIBLE DOLLS -A.T GREATLY RSIDXJOJBD PKICES. , ELLEN PLUMB. FURNITURE. FURNITURE. iiaviaif bought out the Turnltpra establishment of W. T. Hoaas, lately Afaolil- Co. i lully stocked and equipped with everything in the aboTiioo. I will also handle the well known ' - Home Made Furniture Manufactured by ARNOLD & CO. UNDERTAKING! In all its branches, promptly conducted. A full line or Crane. Breed A Co' IfetaJle Cksn always in stock. Telegraphic orders promptly Oiled. With excellent facilities, complete stock in my lines, close figures, and an endeavor to (apply the demands or the trade. 1 trust to receire good , - - ,-, share of tne patronage. 104 CoMUKnoTHJ M E FELTYs' STOVES AND D. C. McMURTRIE Successor to Brnnor& McMurtrie, ,.. , i , Stove and Tinware Store GAS AND WATER FITTING. - A. full line of Pumps and specialities of the tin and stove trade. . Bay the oV reliable Cook btove, SUPERIOR, or for either wood or coal buy the SCOTIA. ' : ' . tit" HALLBERG STONE -BUILDING, East Side Commercial Street, MILLINERY. Mrs. 3D. MILLIE Over Gt. W. NEWMAN & CO.'S Store. Growing Mora ! rat Every Hssr. MxjtPiiia, Ten a., March 8. The river remains stationary here now with 30 leet on the Kan ire passengers who ar. rived this morning from below report that the levee at Helena, Arkansas, was till intact yesterday afternoon. A force of 300 men were at work guarding all the weak points. The river there was rising steadily. At Austin, Mississippi, between Memphis and Helena, the river naa cat through tbe town, destroying tne principal Duuoinga, amour me asm. ber the Masonic temple. The Centen nial block, a large brick building, is al most demolished, the water being 25 feet deep all around. Several store houses and dwellings were washed away ana carriea a aistaace ox nau a mile. The loss of stock continues, and the sit uation is noany growing more deaper atftw - . . ... .-. , THAXKS nOM THK QCEE. Lojtdox, March 6. The following note from Karl Granville to United States Minister JUmell is rintedi M dear jut. lioweii; J. nave lust received a message front the Queen desiring to convey ner majesty's acKnowledge menu for the congratulations joa oaerea on oenau oi tne president ana peopie oi toe united Bute and . to ex press her hearty thanks for the kind feeling manifested towards her majesty. i ours very sincerely.- Cattle Wanted. 4 We have good water and plenty efraaee ear ta Bead of Doc arvak, aad would to nerd about 100 ralU at on dollar per bead the coming- season. Call at Appleby's fern, or address. A PPUB T A vUrQS.: j Hell, Kansas. produce to town ask twenty per cent. 0. F. SAWYER. avenuce oi seventy men innrscnoui tua rear. & CO. PLANTS YORK. STATIONERY. to- TINWARE. T- EMPOBIA. KANSAS'. Kidder - GOOD ana Sore ray I KBOWLTOa, WORKS; I, BtcLaaXT Co., rmnm Strtaaty-'-:! a psvysseat I raua;Mo,ale. $77 7 A YJCAJt aad I I I aenu. Outfit I I r-O.Ylfaerr.i to free. Addret AniU,sU. , .THE WORKS', Collier Company Of St. Louis, Missouri, ' J - : i . : v . , Whicb were totally Destroyed hy rlre ea aiavlSaadbei. ti. J&n,'. , llABE REBtliliT;! .' Orders are iinlHelse Uj- s Strictly Pure White Lead ' and Red t&d. Coid-Preued arid Pure Dart Castor Oil, Raw and Double Boiled Unseed Oil?' HATCH & FOOTE, " ' - BANKEBSi "' I No. 12 W all Street, TTew YoHe,. MEXBEBS JT. T. 8TOCX BUmASdK,' Bey ass soil Ststoka. Manila ssnst sSovwva bob UeiinrlH . md mttts aAmamet m stmsv iregttirtd Fovr I'erCrah laser mitof- i oarfsyasga, tilled t tJteakaA Vf ,ueu( 30 Days' Trial $BBE. '. ; W"e son free on 90 daxt' trial Dr. , D,eY E!ectroWciiaicr"Blts Aad ether Eire trio ArrHanre TO urn .f fertes; front Nervosa ueinrit. I Vitality and Jtiaared Trenbitsv. Also ft Rbenmatiiini. Ijver aad Kidney TroobJsa. aad many otnar diseases. Hpeedy erea nuuimi : ut- trated pamps lets free. Address X. . I I A A 1J 1 II E.' 1 . u . . ...... iviv V4 auraoau, mnorn.