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&mwji'!?S!gi!feCsaggijapi-L-j3 V - '' r - H -?! r i si H WIOHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1875. VOLUME IV. NUMBER 10. Ef j rit If W. M1- k. a S . M j-t lf t Jt vuiianii, , . . "'. 11 Nit rllT illl I 1 BKniHr- II lll ltVt iYI it t f A 1 i Tt,. ffil ' 8; a- tS vUfT lL inQ l ? v7D. ,y"jjfCj It. M. ICBDOCK. " B. P. MUBDOCK. jiuiuiock & uuoxircn, rUBLISKEItS AND PKOPKIETOKS. fwO D0LLAKS TKK Yllt, IX ADVANCE. mnE RATES wc have cstablisho" for jTtr- "SSStato.: U .do busing. W. U.. baThuM men can get value -"nftc7s of c pue ; ,""l-h fi,.i"Ti advertisements, trade and l.nslness. jJult Scvifui lrora our foreim and local, -5?"f ""X" ar?r ton hUJIUllCW mw "-" Taternyall (Ma Wichita A. Southw cs.ern I.. , Ma?l and kire So 2 depart 1.40 A.M.. jiMcnccr. 4 departs dally at 3.30 r m. Mail "'r?,Svo 1 arrives daily at 12 25 a m., l'as- nr No 3 arrbS daily at 1:1'. r. M. hurrli; Eldorado and'AuRasta-Arrms Mon day", Wedneidaj sand Fridays at C r de parts Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at C vita.nsasCity (via Wlnflcld, Douglas and Audita)-.!" IS dallv at 6 r. . Departs da.ly at 15 Kcn'inpton-Arrhcs daily at C r. m. Dcarts d"M CTtr (via LUtletown, Sennctscah, Ox , , "d LI l'afol-Arrives Tuesdays, Tliurwl lys and ; Srt-iS t iTx I! Mondays, nna eai j , ., ,, ,c . M SdwclT.-viaCl'i. WaiMrtoa ,-".'; caiawcu i . xaegjayj, Thursdavs and feat- SKSSoE " Deltaru Mondays. Wednesdays da s and Wdsji 1 r. M. tjs and ertiterthl official be otn on Sunday from Sjgofcl.-t and thloscropt Klretl'rcsbytenanChurch-J. 1 IIaik.v, pas tor. Services in Eagle Hall every Sabbath at 11 0f.XChMuVcn-rilanna, Ir rrlc every Sabbath at 10X o'clock A. M. and 7 r. x. l'ravcr meeting on Thursday evening. MtlS Church-SerMccsJit the ncv -church on Market street c cry Sabbath at 10. o'clock A. w. nbt.'Aioy8lus Catholic Church-Reverend J. A. Sciicnx. pastor. Services on tho 2nd and 4th Bundays of every month; high mass at 10 a. M., fesptrs at'f r. M. COUNTY orncEiis. Jmliri. Thirteenth Judicial District W 1. Hoard ofConnty Commissioners J. T. CAnr-Ei. sn, W. U. llonus, J. II. Yokk. Countv Treasurer 1. X. Woodcock. County Clerk John Tcceeii. Sheriff I. II. Masset tlrrk District Court G. W. Rkees. I'robate Judge V Ji. C. Littlk. Stierintendcnt 1'ubllo Instruction J. Ij. .i'' uehkav. Register of Deeds Milo II. Kellooo. iunty Attorney W. K Stanley. County Surveyors II. h. JACKfcos and A. JBkakiti. city criiciciis. Mayor G. K. lUnnis. V . Attn-.iry U. II. risircn. ft''1:- Judge-1 M Atwood. !Clly Treasurer II Coodell. Varshal 5IlkE Meagiiek. -ity Clirk Kked. fcciiATTXcn. Purveyor . .r Justices of the Tcacc D. A. Mitchell, L. ST. 'V.lS'JEB , , Constables J. W. McCauinev and J. t. IfUI-IllltV. Uiuncll First Wrd J. M. Steele, M. 7.im iirlt Second ard CM. Gaubison and John ontr 1 hlnl nnl-I C.MiLLlsandJAVhm .iNikT rourth Ward J C. Fiiakeb and J. U. OfLU ltoir.1 of Education First Ward W. A Reese undo V lUiiais Second Word J. E. Cali well and II L Jackon Third Ward C lALimELLnnd A A Hyde Fourth ard O. A WALREiinndll .1 Hills. Treasurer Sclioc! U m ".". J. ! Hausex. LODGES. IO O. K. Wichita Lodge, Xo. M, me-ts ev ery Paturdav night, at 7 o'clock, at their hall, orr the First Xalional bank. All brothers a good standing are iuvitrel to attend. 11. W. Kemjle, X. G. R Coodel. R. S. A K. A A. JI. MeeU on the first and third . Mondays of each month. JiV'UUA.1 WUA . . SAHlIATir SCHOOLS. TiiiiM. U babbath school, W E. Stanley, su yerlntcudeut, meets at the church at'.!,1; o'clock Hit Trrslivtrrlan Sabbath school, II. C. Wnrd, icperlutende'nt, meets at Kagle hall at 3 o'clock it hi The Itaptitt Babbath school, A. II Arment, sa pe rlntrndei t, Inee-ts at the new church every sun da) MUthoou at;.', o'clock. u.s. i ami orricK. Dorut.AS avi: , commeuciad iilock. W &. Jenkins, lteglster; J. C llEDriELD, in elver. OOire hours from 'J to 12 a. ji. and Horn I to3r. i. COUNTY SUKVKYOKS. II I, JACKSON' A A. W. SWAXITZ, -mM'STY SUIIVKYOnS Leave your orders at V the counl clerk's odice, or cull at the West ichlta Ktotlicc 4S-ly ATTOnXEYS. STANLEY A HATTON, .STOUM:YS AT LAW and Notary rublic, yi laic in New York Block, Wichita, Kan a J. JI. UALDEHSTON', ATTOUN'KY-AT-LAW, Wichita, Scelgwick county, Kansas. apio-ly ADJLMS. el IO. II. ENGLISH. ADAMS Jk ENGLISH, & ATTOUNKYS A. COUNCILOKS AT LAW, timer .no tu iiaia Mreci, corner tcconu. hlta, Kausas. 3.V CEO. SALISBURY, TTOIIXKY-AT-LAW, OClce with Steele A. J Levy, Wichita, Kansas, s--.-iy c A C. SLCSS. JAS. X.. DYXH. SLUSS DYElt, TTOKXEYS-AT-LAW, Wichita, Kanas. -.u J. K. LAVJCK, , A TTOIIXnY-AT-LAW, first door south of U. 'Si J b. Land OBlce, Main street, Wichita, Kas. C SiK-slal attention piven to all kinds or business - connected with the U. i. Land Ofhce. 15-tf LKLAXD J. WEBB, ATTOKNKY AT LAW, Wlnflcld, Kansas. Jew Depot, Main street. 12-tf W. It. KIKKVATIUCK, J A TTOItXEY.AT LAW, Wichita, Sedgwick lift k.A &-tf -l- txiuuiy, jvan'as. ItAnnlS. K03. UASIUS. U.VRUIS A UAK1US, A TTQltNXYS AT Law Wichita, Kansas. (X It"rmerly orCcntcrville, Iowa. ItoomNo. tminercial Iilock, up otairs. 1UYS1CIA'S. DR. HENDH1CKSON, (U. S. Examining Surgeon) NUYSICIAX'AKD SUKGEOX, OHce Nn. SI, ' Malnfcrwt. 4-S-ly DR. C. C. FURLEY, Pi QIIY'SICLVN' AXD SUKGEON'. , Office Main ID. r street, two eioors nonu oi xirsi vauonai I- liint. 12-tf J. II. GODDAKD, IIYSICIAX H SUnGEOK, section 21, township 25, range 2 w est, 1 miles west of Sedgw icfc DR. W. L. DOYLE. D 12iTlST Oaice opposite AVoodman's Bank. i-u ViOSSULTIXO 1'HYSICIAK A SUKGr.OX.-30 Ten ears practice. Graduate of cw York Uai htVrstty. specialty Hie removal or all kinds of i'.lerKiuHies, suchas Club-root, Ilalrlip, Crosseyc, &J? 'jj- 7 Mrs. L. M. GRAY, 45 '"NlKdeirlclan, and diseases of women and ehild 3i(J rrn. Ofllce Last side of Main Street, betw. felsii and 2nd, Wichita, ICansas. 37tf Broom Corn Wanted. cov. I will exchange ready made Brooms for broom Zan elelivcrcaui my mace uujaceni iticniia. TE 3J-0 D. II MILLER. umuivi uiivvi niCK in any quantity for eale at my varus, on tlaevTl Llndsof brickwork clone on the shortest no--Scc Un J W' PHILLIPS. the utile J ritiu39 iuvc tiortuui mcniia. Per Day at hom Terms free Adurcss.u. sixmo & uo., c. -iy yiaamisAJXT. G B.KrssLEB, C. G.Tnoiirsos. KESSLER & THOMPSON, -T riTTEIIUfABV SUKGEOKS. Will treat alt V horses intrusted In their care In the most scientiQc mnner. Offlce in Star, Livery and Sale MaWr. cSrner Market and Doi.filas Avenue, l(.hl fa lCrtneftd. " KOAJa estate. C. W REEVES, (Clerk of the District Court) SEAt ESTATE. 1XSCRAXCE and Collcctins Agent, Wichita, ltansas. Collections made tales paid. All business entrusted tp my care inll receive rrompt attention. 4i-n JNO. EDWTIN MARTIN, SIIOKER and dealer In Real Estate, otary rnblic and Conveyancer, Agent btate Lino unship Co., Abstracts FuralsKed, Taxes i yaid Ians egotlated Office at the Red Oval Sign, Xo. 70MoinSt.,LockRorS34. Wichita, Sedg v ick county Kansas. -l-1 RICIIET HOUSE. Xo transfer, no bus fare at th deixit. Have nlltted, refurnished anji reduced fare to SI.W rcr day. Good stable ac commodations in conntca n with the house- jo.tr uiciiiA isuo.s. MISCELLANEOUS. SADDLES AND 3ABHSSS CHEAPER TIIAX E7ER! C. M. GARRISON Manufacturer of and Dealer in HARNESS, SADDLERY, COLLARS, PLASTERING HAIR, HIDES, FURS, "WOOL AXD TALLOW, &c, 87 Main Street, Wichita, Kansas, Vherc I will keep constantly on hand a good as sortment of Saddles, Draft and Carriage Harness, Collars, Whips, and every article belonging to the trade, which I will sell at the very lowest rates tor cash, or exchange for greenbacks, treasury notes or fractional currency. 1 am also prepared to do all kinds or carriage trimming in short or der. Repairs promptly attended to for half cash in hand, the balance in twenty cars' time, with out interest. ... X. II. Rear in mind I will not be undersold. All work warranted to suit the purchaser, l'leasc call and examine my goods. C. 51. GARRISON", 1-ly S7 Main street. Wichita, ICansas. S. F. Craig's Drive Well Tube, Patented June 11, 1&5T. IXrr.IXGEMEXT NOTICE. To all v:o-n it may concern: Xoticc is hereby given that all Drive Well Tubes that have a w iio screen or gauze iuce-u uu evtuici. rto.iv w. the perforated holes In said tubes, for the purpose from being drawn up thronph the tube to the pump when in use, arc infringements upon patent under said iatent, and the public are hereby H IUUCU ftUU WUUUlllU UU. W jruivuv w. -- ..... Drive Well Tube constructed ns above described without my connt, a3 the use of said well tubes 19 an IQinilffVItll'Iil UU iii im:u uim inc iwii w liable and will be prosecuUdfor infringement, cs Jt . .t..r.l ... c-,n.. nnlnirTill titllOT nP ..... interests. Is the OXI.Y AUTHORIZED person for the sale of my patent Well Tubes at WICHITA, from whom all purchases must be made in order to ob tain title. Wichita, Kansas, July 13, 1S73, SAMUEL F. CRAIG, liienior, 16-tf XorthTopeka, Kansas. TRY THE NEW ROUTE THE KANSAS MIDLAND RAILROAD Is now open between Topeka and Kansas City; St Louis and Ghicago. Kxprcss leacs Topeka 12 lOl'.JI., arriving at Kansas City SJ 1 51. Jlakins direct connections for all points East, North and South. Fair as low and time as fast as Via. any other route. Trains Start From A., T. S. Fe. Depot. Low rates and quick time puranteed to Freight or stock shippers Stock 1 rains often or more Cars will be moved between Topeka and Kansas City by speciil Trains. Tor farther information call on, or address T. J. ANDERSON', General Y; A T Agent Topeka, ICansas W.W KAUAX. Supt. 23 REESE & SAWYER Carpenters, Designers and Builders Vo. IS .Viiis Sfr;, near corner Douglzs Ar. All work cccnteel in the most durable and mod ern style, and warranted to give satisfaction. Plans and specifications furnished. Jobbing of all kinds done to order. my31-ly MILLINERY AND DRESS MAKING! aiTSS L. lARKnAM, Oa Man St., two doors north of New York Store. A largo and well sclocted stock of Spring Summer and Goods just opened. E3"Mis Jennie Soult has charge of the elress making department, and will guaranty satisfac tion in all cases. 6-tf MERCHANT TAILOR Ho. 54 Main Stoat. S3" A full assortment of thehest French and English Cloths, Cassimcrcs and Vesting ou hand and made in the latest styles 49-ly CONOVER BROS, 559 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. General Agents for the state of Kansas for the Celebrated Decker Bros. . New Scale Haines Pianos, -and the MATCHLESS BURDETT ORGANS. Music Publishers and Importers of Musical Merchandise. Wc arc now selling the largest size H Octave Rosewood Pianos w ith all the lm provcroentsfullv warranted for, $300 cash. Cor respondence solicited when prices will bo jriven 45-ly J. T. MCMILLEX. E. C. ItUSSELL. J. T. McMILLEN &o CO. Dealers in nil kinds ot IE1 TJ tt 1ST X no TJ K, E Cariicts, "WindowsSliadcs, . ITattrasscs, etc., NO. 31 MAIN STREET; WICHITA, KAKSA5. EDITORIAL NOTES. Thos. Sliunahan was fatally scalded in Sf. Louis on Thursday. Two men were burned to death at a firo iu a stable in Xew York on Sat urday. In !i gamo of baso ball at St. Louis on Saturduy, the Brows stood six to tho Reds nix. Tho President has appointed Chas. P. Lavcy, of Massachusetts, Consul to Canton, China. On tho 2Gth, a young man named Wm. Davidson, was killed by light ning at Brashcar, Missouri. Con. Crook has ordered that Gor don, the leader of the Black Hills par ty, lately captured, bo released on his parole. The Cozzcus' hotel properly in Oma ha is advertised at Sheriff's sale June 15th, to satisfy a judgment against George Francis Train. Friday night Adam Sting and wife, aged respectively about eighty years, were burned to dcaUi in their house iu East Hamburg, N. Y. The house of Mr. Van Mior, near the village ot Maxwell, Ontario, burned Saturday night, and three of his chil dren perished in the flames. A store iu Springfield, Missouri, was recently entered, and the burglars car ried off the safe, took it to tho brush, and robbed it of its contents. A firo broke out in Badger's saddlor shop at Ripley Town, Tcnn., and spread to the adjoining buildings, destroying most of the business houses. Loss 30,000. A gang of counterfeiters five Ital ians and one woman were captured at New Orleans on Saturday evening. They had $5,000 iu counterfeit nicklcs, dies, plates, etc. Mr. Barnuin, of Howe's circus, tele graphed lo Hon. John L. Bittingcr, of St. .To&cph, to kiss the baby (elephant.) John did and they named it Joe in honor of the town. A little daughter of Jas. II. Patton, who recontly moved from Iowa to Jasper County, Missouri, fell under a wheel of tho wagon the family were in, and was fatally injured. Gov. Jacob, of West Virginia, has issued a proclamation declaring that the seat of government of that Stale has been removed from Charleston and is now located in Wheeling. The President, before leaving for Loug Branch, signed a proclamation extending tho duration of the court of commissioners of Alabama claims for six mouths from July 22d. A dispatch from Lcavcuworth dated Juno 3d, reports grasshoppers leaving in great numbers. They were then visiblo high up in the air moving off in a north or northeast direction. Tho water in the Missouri river is rapidly rising again. A two-foot rise is reported within the last twenty-four hours. It is thought the June rise will be the largest for manv vears. Tho acting deputy postmaster at Corinnc, Utah, has been before tho United States Commissioner, charged with robbing the mail, and held iu five thousand dollar bonds to answer. Last week, in Atchieou, a colored man named "Win. Ilolliday attempted to kill his wife. The woman is in a critical condition, having received some eight wounds about the face and head. A fire at Union Island, near Savan nah, on the night of the 2d, destroyed Hill & Foster's mill, ten thousand feet of lumber, and the wharves and two schooncts were burned, The loss is $100,000. The storm Monday night, tho Slst ulL, at Omaha, did a great deal of damage to fruiland other crops. Many cellars were flooded in the city, and stores damaged by washing, to a con siderable extent. Charles Graham, a resident of South Chicago, was struck by lightning last week, and instantly killed while stand ing in the door of his house. Another gentleman sitting near, was stunned and knocked from a chair. In Douglas County, Missouri, recent ly, a couple of brothers, named Mocr, were waylaid when returning from a deer lick, and shot. One was killed and the other wounded. The follow ing day a man named Duke was mor tallv wounded. An unrecognizable dead body was found in Howard county, Kansas, on the claim of a young man named Rich ard Wyatt, of Tennessee. As ho was in Fort Scott about two months ago, returning to Tcnuessee, but has not ar rived at home, considerable m story exists. Mr. Gco.K. Ilall wasreturninghoinc from his place of business in Quincy, Illinois, late one nijibt, rcccutlv, when he was attacked by unknown men, se verely beaten, and robbed of his mon ey and valuables. lie died from inju ries received on the 27th. Reliable information reaches us from Fort Gibson, Indian Territory, that millions of grasshoppers tried their new wings Sunday of last week, rising like swarms of bees, and starting iu a westerly direction. The air was filled like a cloud ovor the sun at ten o'clock. James Mcrvinc, a Philadelphia po liceman, whilo iu citizen's dress, on Seturday evening, quarreled iu a beer saloon with George alias Goose Alex ander. The quarrel continued lo the street, when Mcrvinc drew his revolv er and shot Alexander five limes, fatal ly wounding him. Mcrvinc was then arrested. A severe storm visited Louisville, last Thursday, doing extensive dam age. The Masonic "Widow's and Or phan's Home aud many cottages were ('cstroyed, roofs blown off, aud other damages were icported. The shops of the Louisville Iron and Bridge Com pany, on Eleventh Street, were blown down. Loss, about $30,000. The loss at the Masonic Home is $30,000. Iu tho contest at Emporia for ap pointment to "West Point, by Congress man Brown, last week, Cnas. "W. Tru itt was tho winner. Lata advices from Spain say tho Car list General, Seballo, with two thous and men, attacked Blanco and was re-pulscd-with a loss of sixty killed. Mrs. Kesbitt was thrown from a wagon at Olaihe, last week, and her collar-bono broken. She was spoech lcs3 for thrco hours, but is recovering, Tho County Commissioners of John son County havo made an appropria tion of county funds to buy seed corn for tho farmers. The legality of tho act is disputed, but the people approve it and tho Commissioners don't care. Tho people of Osage County failed to locato the permanent county seat to their satisfaction, at the recent election for that purpose, and hence they pro pose to try again on the 8th inst. They have threo candidates in the field Osage CiljVShireton andLyndon and as it requires a majority, not of the votes cast merely, but of the legal vo ters in the county, they expect the county scat to remain for the present at Burlingamc. Editors, as a class, aie awful daugcr ous men. Another of tho fraternity has just killed his man, according to a dispatch from Little Rock, Arkansas, which says : D. P. Cloyd, one of the editors of the Daidonello Independent, shot and killed Hon. R. W. Wishard, a promi nent lawyer and cx-inember of the leg islature, at that place. The affray was the result of some publication in the Independent reflecting on Wishard. At Cairo, Illinois, June 4th, a gen teel and wcll-drcsseu young man, ac companied by a fricud, threw off his coat and hat and jumped off into the Ohio, saying, "George, hero I go." He roso only once, then disappeared under tho water. Thero was a pocket-book in the coat pocket, marked J. A.Morse, Chicago, on one side, and Win. Morse, Cincinnati, on the other. A letter, sealed and addressed to Henry C. Morse was also fouud. For the Eagle. A Model Plow. El Paso, May 30, 1874. Ed. Laolk: The John Deer prairie plow, (Prairie Queen) is the best plow I ever saw. It is perfect and tho in ventor should never attempt any im provement on it. It has good substan tial wood work, long bar and mould board, runs down square on the ground does better work and runs one-third lighter than auy plow I over used before Some of the plows sold in this State run like hauling an old cat, tail fore most, over a rag carpet. The Prairio Queen runs like peeling a large, line apple with a very sharp knife. I have to "pickot" it out at night, like a Tex as pony, to prevent it running off and plowing up all creation. It just walks light through the sod, and weeds and roots the size of an a handle tremble and snap befoio it like dry oat straw beforo a Marsh harvester. My oxen arc getting fat, since I got that plow. The society for the prevention of cru elty to animals should vote John Deer a old medal. I havo a mind to "wotc"' h. n one myself. Youis, Farmer Doolittle. South-western Kansas. From She letter of a special corres i 'lulent of tho Cincinnati Enquirer, d.itcd at this city, we publish a few ex tracts: "This city has no house over six . ears old, aud has attained a popula tion of 4,000 and a large trade. Three years ago tho Atchison, Topeka & ti-nta Fc Railroad Company run a I . .inch from Xctrtou to this point, "' "ch with tho heavy cattle trade from Ti.j.a'!, United States land ofllce and a liberal plan of emigration has rapidly hilt up "Wichita. Besides this no bet ter soil or climate for farming can be f uud iu America. "But the dro is of Kansas arc re garded as heay drawbacks. "With deep culture and early planting, crops suffer for lack of rain no more hero titan elsewhere. Having but a limited variety planted, and that on shallow culture, but little ahead to fall back on, settlers may suffer more from drouth than in older States. "Last season it is widely known that this Mountain Locust swept through much of Kansas andXcbraska, devour ing nearly all the substance. At this time there arc none w est of Topeka, while crop3 of all kinds, everywhere, never looked better. In tho counties of Harvoy, Sedgwick, Cowley and Sumner, 1 say from personal observa tion that everv species ol vegetation ia flourishing, aud all classes ot people arc in good cheer. Rye is, wherever seen, exceedingly heavy, aud wheat promising irom eighteen to thirty bushels per acre." Longevity and Lawyers. The average longevity of lawyers, it it generally conceded by the statistics, is greater than that of any other pro fession or class. The 'New ork World gives forr'Mc instances which ."ie extant of int -lsctual strength and clcarnoss prolonged to an advanced age connected with eminent lawyers: "Isocratcs lived more than a huudred years. Cicero dwells delightfully upon the oiu barristers ol his time, telling how Ccthcjrns wasstudvinjroratorvat eighty, aud L. Crassus searching out the civil law at the same age. The Fiench Chancellor, Tellier, studied logic in order to carry on burlesque coutrovcrsics in uaruara with his grandchildren. Brougham, one of the chancellors of England, was ninety four when ho died; Lord Eldon aiid Mansfield both touched ninety ; and, if wc mistake not, Berrey did so too. In this country, John Adams survived to be ninet v-one, Kent was cizhtv-four. John Pickering eighty-four, Jefferson igiity-thrce, Alauisou eighty-tivc,John Jay eighty-four, John Quincy Adams (who should not be classed among lawyers, however) eighty-one, and Chief Justice Marshall eighty-one, which age Chief Justice Taney execed c 1 by seven years." The Commissioucr of the General Land Office decides that the benefits extended by law to pre-emptors who. by reason of tho ravages of grasshop pers, are compelled to leave ami ue ab sent from their lauds, may also be ex tended to pre-emptors whose crops have in liko manner been destroyed. but who, nevertheless, continued their residence upon their respective claims. Those whoso crops were destroyed or seriously injured iu 1874, will bo enti tled to an extension of one year from and after July 1, 1875, aud when the in jury occurs in 1875, tho extension will date from July 1, 1876. .Ec. Tho business part of Great Bend, Pennsylvania, was destroyed by lire on Friday night. The Masonic Hall, post office, printing office, a wagon shop, two dwelling houses, two banks, and ten stores were burned. The loss is ono hundred thousand dollars. The insurance is about $60,000. Tho fire was the work of an incendiary. In Oregon County, Missouri, one night recently, a man named Joseph Rush,supposcd to be from Triug Coun ty, Kentucky, stopped at the houso of David Davis. During the night cries of "murder" were heard, and Rush was missing in tho morning. Davis and a man named "Willis Laird, who was living with him have been arrest ed and arc now iu jail. Indians at Washington. Tho Sioux Indians arc dissatisfied with the proposed purchase of the Black Hills, also their treatment while at Washington. Tho Commissioner of Indian affairs held a short council with them at their hotel last Thursday morning, aud again presented them tho agreement to bo signed. The In dians declined to sign the agreement thero at all, and said they would take it home aud have it explained to their people. Red Cloud urged that six commis sioners be appointed at once to go out with them if possible, and on his part he nominated Todd Randall aud Mr. Collins, as two of them. Desperate Affray. A dispatch from Muskogee, Indian Territory, of Hay 31st, says James, Colonel and Jesso Johnson, members of tho Creek Indian police or light horsemen, while attempting to arrest Jim Dickory, one of a uotod gaug of desperadoes, with headquarters be tween tho Arkansas and Vcrdigris.'riv ers, under the leadership of tho noto rious Robert Johnson, were fired on and both badly wounded. Tho officers returned tho fire. At tho fifth shot from Dickcry both officers wcro brought down, Colonel with a broken arm and five shots in his body. John son had one slug through his hand, a shot through his nose, his jaw broken, a shot in tho abdomen, and another iu the groin. This is part of tho gaug that shelter ed McCartney aud aided In shoving a large amount of counterfeit $5 notes of Traders National bank of Chicago throughout the Indian Territory last winter. Marriage of Gen. Sheridan. Tho marriage of Lieutenant General P. II. Sheridan and Miss Irene Rucker, daughter of Maj. D. II. Rucker, As sistant Quartermaster General, was celebrated at the residence of the brido's parents, Xo. 514 Michigan Av enue, at 8:30, ou tho evening of Juno 3d. The wedding was very quiet and plainly conducted, only the friends and comrades belougiug to the army, with their families, being present. The following persons wore invited aud were present, with the exception of Mrs. Grant, and the President, who asked to be excused on account of tho pressure of public business: General Belknap and wife, Gcu. Bab cock and wife, General and Mrs. Sher man, Gon. Pope and wife, Gen. Crook and wife, Gen. Ord and Gen. Terry. The bridal dress was of white gros grain silk, softened by tulle; a veil al so of tulle, softened with orange flow ers, diamond car-rings, gold necklace and gold bracelets, the gift of the bridegroom. The army officers appeared iu full uniform, and there wcro no brides maids. The ceremony was performed by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Foley, according to tho forms of the Catholic church, of which both parties are members. "For the Eaglb. From Grant Township. Juno 2d, 1875. Ed. Eaole : Last night there occur red a most fearful storm in this vicini ty, accompanied by a terrific fall of hail. The wind blew a hurricane from the west, and huge blocks ot ice, the size of a man's fist, came crashing up on the house-tops with a deafening roar, splitting the shingles and smash ing in all the windows on the west side of tho houses. The destruction to the growing crops can hardly be es timated. The wheat and rye fields along tho line between Sedgwick aud Harvey Counties, arc a total lo3s. All the vegetables, and even the grass, are mown as with a scythe. Three houses in this neighborhood were blown to atoms. The storm lasted but twenty minutes, but the destruction to crops along the central path is as complete as though an army of grasshopper had visited them. Three miles south of the line, but little damage was sus tained. How far tho storm extended into Harvey County I caunot say, but so far as my knowledge goes, for two miles north of the line there will be no small grain to harvest unless, per haps, some late oats. The ice fell in large, irregular cakes, resembling good sized biscuits. Fourspecimcns picked up by me near my door, would have weighed six ounces each, when they first fell. Many young fruit and forest trees are injured by having the bark stripped from them on the windward side. Respectfully, G. K. AVRES. Devastation in Delaware and Sulli van Counties, New York. Forest fires have again broken out in the mountains of Delaware and Sulli van counties, Xew York, doing much damage. The village of Bethel, Sulli van county, was only saved after a hard fight. A prominent and worthy farmer named V. Corbin, of Delaware county, was surrounded by fire while fighting the flames iu his woods and burned to death. Two othor men similarly en gaged, were badly burned, and nar rowly escaped with their lives. In Sullivan county the fire was ac cidentally started aud in a few hours thousands of acres of valuable timber, a mill and three hundred thousand feet of lumber were destroyed. Xcar the towns of Fallsburgaud Mamakat ing conflagrations are so fierce that families have been bliged to fly from their houses to savo their lives, leaving all their possessions, goods, -., to be destroyed. How a Courtship Ended. The casoof Favis versus Fitch wa3 heard in tho Court of Common Pleas ou April 20th. Tho plaintiff was Miss Marian Favis, and tho defendant was Alfred Fitch. The action was to recov er damages for breach of a promise to marry. The defendant denied tho promiso,andalso his refusal to perform it. jut. WHuey Wright appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Lumley Smith for tho defendaut. Mr. Wright, in opening tho case.said that the plaintiff was a young woman now about twenty-eight years of age, tho daughter of a small farmer at Barn ford, in Essex. In 1867 sho chtercd into tho service of Mrs. Fitch, who' carried on a cheesemonger's business in Queen's Road, Bayswator, and whose only son, tho defendant, lived with her, and managed her business, for which he recoived a salary of 3 a week, in addition to hia board and lodging. Very soon the defendant be gan to show the plaintiff attentions, and this havinggoue on forsomo time, tho defendant asked her to become his wife, and they became engaged. The courtship lasted from 18C7 until Janu ary, last year, when it was broken off. Xo less than one hundred and sixty four letters had passed (laughter) some funny, some grandiloquent and some ominently religious; but ho would not read more than a few ex tracts from them. Tho first letter was dated tho lllh of June, 1868, and commenced thus : JIj darlingMarlan ahall I write to say I love thee ? Xo that Is what thorn knowest so well ; And what is more, I Unovr thou lo est me More than e cr I can tell. While my heart is warm with love, Hoping fearing, longing for thee Jly own to be, thou spotless dove. I never knew that I could write rhyme before, but I have managed to put this together, I supposo through my strong feeling toward you. After some mora of tho samo sort, the letter concluded: "Believe me, my darling, to bo yours lovingly for ever. Alfred." The next letter was dated tho 20th of July, 1868, and commonccd, "My dearest, affectionate Marian," and said: I thank you more than l am able to express in words for your dear, loving and very nice and acceptable presents, which you have so kindly given me in such an exceedingly loving spirit. Your beautiful letter fills mo withjoy, aud I cau scarcely keep tears from my A..AO Tf i, o rrrnnt liloQQtnrr in Imvn one so devoted tome and possessed of such a loving and tender heart; aud 1 hope you will accept the assurance that I feel to return an equal lovo for you, darling, if it is possible that such a devoted and pure affection of .'such a dear girl as you aro can possibly bo shared in by me. Life, blessed by tho influence of such a loving girl, is in deed worth living for, aud worthy a severe struggle to attain. You pour fresh energy into my heart, and I al together feel unworthy of you. On the 6th of August ho wrote: My Darling Maihax As I felt rather lonely I went rouud your way last night, and when you wcut up stairs I went down the mews in the hopes of just catching a glimp3e of you, and these thoughts occuredtome : I sec the shadow on the wall, and know it is my Tolly, And Riiess she's thinking well of me, who's here for love of Tolly. Ah 1 nowl sec the light pnt out, ofthat I'm rather sorry ; Xo matter, I'll go home and dream about my darling folly. Loud laughter. Mr. Justice Grove That was incon sequence of the mews, I -suppose. Re newed laughter. Mr. "Wright Possibly it was. The letter went on : lam cotinually thinking of you, my darling, and experience great pleasure iu thinking of your good qualitios and comparing them with the contrarv in inauy a girl I seo and hear of. Your dearest lorever. Alfred. In June, 1860, the defendant expres sed himself thus : I think I sec you sitting at tea like a good mamma, superintending the fam ily tea table, and foreshadowing a hap py timo to come. I am constantly looking forward with hope to the fu ture, never wavering iu my first love to vou, darling, only wishing for your continued love to nic. Yours sincero ly forever. Alfred. There were many other letters of the same kind, ono or two of them of a religious character ; and so late as tho 25th of January iu last year the defend and concluded a latter to the plaintiff in these terms: "Believe mo your over affectionato sweetheart, Alfred," and j et four days after ho wrote : Dear Marian I write to you for the purpose of breaking offour engage ment, and I commence the letter in this abrupt manner that you may know tho purport of my writing, and to savo you any unnecessary suspense. I have been led to take this step by unforeseen cirtumstances for which I was not at all prepared. You may perhaps remember that some time since the same thing was hinted at, in con sequence of what uncle George Fitch has said. He spoke of tho disadvan tage it would be to marry any one with whom my frieuds wuld object to associate ; but at that timo I thought that difficulty might bo overcome by your receiving further education. The subject has cropped up again, aud he now tells me that if I persevere in my intention to marry you that he cau never recognize you or myself any longer, so that my services under him must cease, and my prospects general ly will be blighted. My mother has never ceased her opposition to our union, and refuses ever to recognize you, and is strengthened in her resolu tion by the attitude of my uncle. The conclusion was : With Eorrow and grief, I remain your friend, Alfred. The plaintiff was called, and she spoke of the promise to marry, and to the defendant making her a present of a watch, a dress, and other things. "Witness, after the engagement was broken off, fell ill. Mr. Lumley Smith addressed the ju rv in mitigation of the damages, assert ing that the defendaut was not in a position to pay damages, nor, in fact, to support a wife. The defendant himself corroborated this statement, and said ho was now in tho cmplovmentof a cheesemonger at Xewingtoiibutts ; his salary was 343 o wniir. nnil lie lodfred with his moth er, and paid her 2is a week. He had ou his father's death como into the possession of 100, but that had becu spent upon the family necessities. He had not a farthing beyond the 31s a week. In cross-examination he said that he had once the greatest affection for the plaintiff. Being pressed as to his present feelings toward her, he confessed that, after these proceedings he boro her the greatest hatred. The jurv fouud a verdict for tho plaintiff 'damages, 10". Licei-pool Mercury. Tho Good Timo Coming. Prognostications for 1876 : Abolition of the office of President of the United States; Sheridan will resign and buy a farm in Owen uoumy, lvcmuch.;. Grant will be thrown from his buggy and fatally injured iu Missouri. Jas. Gordon Bennett will be dcourcd by an escaped rhinoceros. An Indian will scalp the Governor of Texas. Peace at length throughout the south, and the cotton crop reduced to 2,500, vw Th. Xa3t and Andrew Johnson will shako hands across a bottle of AVhitersmith's buchu. Forney will throw himself from the tower of the centennial building, breakiughis ucck. One of Deacon Smith's partners will die. George W. Childs will be elected poet laureate. Commodore "Vauder bilt will buv Canada. Brownlow will fight a duel with old Bill Stokes. Deacon Houston will be elected Vice President. Tin? heaviest grajn crops ever known. Ax. , sase "- Sunlight and Health. Many of onr people seom to havo the idea that sunlight is the greatest enemy. They carofully exclude its beams from their rooms, close tho blinds and curtain the windows. It fades their carpets and stuffed furni ture, and is a general destroyer of del icate and fashiouablo things. Then, too, sunlight tans tho face and hands, and it is a great misfortune to suffer that, for it is fashionable to bo nale aud delicate. Tho young damsels of the household must preserve the deli cacy and whitues3 of their complox ions, let it cost what it will, for they in the market to socuro a future hus band, and it would be a pity to spoil their chances of getting a foppish, scuscle3s and worthless vagabond; which, by the way, aro rather good 'matches that is, iu regard to tho real worth of tho parties, generally one is about as worthless as the other. Sen sible young men, however, arc getting their cye3 open, and are seeing that those pale, delicate girls, who aro plen teous in the market, make capital in valids for life, but very poor help mates. They are perceiving that the brown-checked, healthy girls arc really tho true metal after all, and these arc reared in tho sunlight, and work for a living. But weak-minded mothers will go on for some time yet excluding the sun shine from their homes and rearing pale and sickly children. This exclu sion of light is also a protection against the flics, aud they seize the first opportunity to cscapo; thus shoving the superiority of their instinct over the deluded reason of tho human race. There are, however, very good rea sons whv the sunlight should be freely admitted to our houses at all times of tho day. Tho light of the sun is very essential to the growth of vegctatiou. Seeds moistened aud kept warm will sprout and grow in the dark so long as the store of nutriment contained in the seed suffices for their sustenance; but these sprouts arc pale colorless. A familiar examplo of this kind of growth is the potato sprouts found in dark cellars after warm weather comes on. These sprouts taken into the sun light wither and die. If chemically examined they arc found to contain a deadly poison, solaninc. Sunlight is indispensable to the healthy growth of all plants. It is tho greatest promoter of those chemical changes which ena ble the plant to draw food from tho at mosphere, and elaborate and prepare the food which is taken up by the roots. During the prevalence ot "sun light plants of all kinds aro taking car bonic acid from the air, decomposing it aud assimilating tho carbon to in crease their growth, and giving out tho oxygon to make tho air better for tho support of animal life of all kinds. Much of the nutrition of the human body takes p!acc3 through the medium of chemical changes uuder the direc tion of tho vital force, and sunlight is a great promoter of those changes. It increases the vital power of tho sys tem, and promotes all healthy process es. During the darkness of the night the vital force is depressed more or less for the want of this vivifying power of the sun, and it is during tho night that disease, more frequently than at other timc,attacks tho system. Itis pe culiarly the time for the accrbation of neuralgias, of the delirium of fevers and aggravations of the cough of con sumptives ; all showing a lowering of the vital force dependent upon tho ab sence of sunlight. Tho consideration of tho importance of sunlight to the growth of the vege table kingdom, and its' powerful influ ence also iu the auimal kingdom, will enable us better to appreciate the inju- riousuess ot its exclusions from our homes. It also affords an explanation of why children and young girls who are excluded from the sunlight in or der to preserve their complexion of a delicate whiteness, are so feeble in health and hardships of life. Persons thus excluded from tho light suffer a marked lowering of their vital forces, and tho proper and healthy nutrition of their bodies is interfered with. Sir James AVylic, while physician lo tho Emperor of Russia, attentively studied the curative effects of light in tho hospitals of St. Petersburg. H fouud that thcnuu.bcrof patients who were cured iu tho rooms which wcro properly lighted was four times grcate cr thau that of those who were con fined in dark rooms. In all cities visited by the cholera it was found that the greatest number of deaths took place in narrow streets, and in those houses having a northern exposure, where the direct rays of the sun wcro excluded. Persons who dwell in houses much shaded by trees are much more subject to asthma, dropsy, scrofulous diseases, and othor affections, than those whose dwellings are fully exposed to the sun. A New York merchant noticed that for years every book-keeper that came to him got sick, however healthy he was when he came. It occurred to him that the cause might be in the room, which was on the first floor, and from which the sun was excluded. He changed the room to the story above, where the sun ireely shown in, ami nati no iur- thcr trouble about his book-Kccpcrs getting sick. Jlerald of Health. Pio Nono. May 13th was a gala day in Rome. It was tho sighty-third anniversary of the birthday of Giovanni Marie Mastai Fcrretti, who was born at Senegalia, May 13th, 1700, and who, forsaking tho study of arms, for which he was in tended, devoted himself to the church, became Cardinal Archbishop of Pino Ia when he was fifty-six years ofd, and Pope Pius IX ouly six years later. Pio Xouo of all the Popes has surpass ed the years of St. Pctor in tkc papal chair. His life and papacy have been most eventful oue3. He was bor-i when tho echoes of the terrible revo lution of '89, which cost Louis XVI his crown aud his life, were still in tho air, and the wild excesses and atroci ties of an ignorant, impulsive popu lace suddenly emancipated from an ex treme degradation, were having their dcmaraliziug cfl'ect on Europe. His earlier years were passed in an epoch of-anar'chy, and the influences of those eventful years were destined to make their power felt when he was placed at the head of the Roman Church. Hard ly two years had he been Pope when the people of France again roe, drove Louis Pliillippc from his tottering throne, and established the French Re public upon its ruins. The revolution of 48 broke over the Alps and swept across Italy and dashed even against tho gates of the Vatican. Elated by the success of the populace in France t lie Italian liberals demanded conces sion? that the Pope was unwilling lo grant. There were several violent demonstrations by the populace, and Pio Xono. iu disguise, escaped from Rome in Xovcmber of the year that saw the l-rcnch Republic established and Louis Phillippe a fugitive. In Ju ly of 1859 tho French bayonets which 'had destroyed the throne and built up the Republic in Romo and reinstated the Pope. A decade later and the peo ple of Romagua aud tho legation re volted against the Pope, and the Papal States were annexed to the Kingdom Victor Emanuel, while Lo;i"i3 Napoleon was for the first time testing the bronze guns which still bear his name, in the war ot France aud Sardinia against Austria. One year lator, 1860, Rome was ucciared the capital ot tho new Kingdom of Italy, and from that time the question of the Pope's temporal power loug remained iu suspense, one of the problems of European diploma cy. But this temporal power steadily waned. As it slipped from hia grasp, in hjs anxiety to retain, at loast the show of authority, Piun IX made ma ny political blunders, and he was the only power that recognized the "Con- federate States of North America," a phantom ot slave power that was soon crushed out even bovond the reach of papal recognition. Still later, in 1866, Pio Nono's papacy was marked by an other great event tho withdrawal of tho French army from Rome, and for tho first timo in nearlva thousand years Italy was free from the presence ot foreign troops. In July, 1870, the Ecumenical Council established the dogma of tho Pope's infallibility, and scarcely three months later the Italian army entered Romo and abolished his temporal power. For a time again, ho was driven from the Vatican ; he has seen the church property taken by the State and given to tho public schools, aud whero once his predecessors ad ministered not only tho affairs of the church, but held sway over tho govern ments of Europe, and had their Kings and Emperors for their subjects, Pius IX, who has occupied tho papal chair more years than did any of them, re ceives only the homage of his faithful church. But whatever may havo been his mistakes as a prelate, no man ever occupied the position ho now fills who was dearer to the people, who look to him as tho successor of St. Peter, the head of their church, and tho vicege rent of Christ upon earth. His beuor oleuce and great kindness of heart are among his brightest qualities, aud the poor of Xaples can never cease to hold his name in grateful remembrance for his labors iu alleviation of their suffer ings during the cholera plague of 1836, when, Cardinal Fcrretti, he was sent to that city a3 apostolic nuncio. For a number of years the Pope's health has been very precarious, and the troubles of so inauy stormy times have doubtless weighed heavily" upon him; it may be that the possibility that this was the last birthday anniversary Pio Nono would celebrate, had much to do with creating the affectionate enthusi asm and tenderness which marked its observance. Grasshoppers. Tho following wai clipped from the Canton, Illinois, Begisttr, by Mr. W. A. Ransom, a former resident of Can ton, who desired to add to its publica tion in the Eagle, an unqualified de nial of that part of'tho letter which has rcforencc to Kansas : Dr. Bell returned to Canton from Omaha on Friday last. He informs us he talked with a number of persons who had traveled through Kansas aud "Western Missouri, and that they rep resented tho grasshoppers as devour ing the young wheat aud nearly every green thing, even the small fruit trees, and that the people are greatly dis couraged. Their only hope now was that tho hoppers would fly away before the corn could be damaged. The peo- Ele were trying every way to kill them ut this was a fruitless task, the in sects were so thick. These pests are also iu the southern tier of counties in Nebraska, and sweeping every green thiug in their way. The chinch bugs are also at work in many places, thus making two great plagues to devour the substance of farmers. A dispatch to the Tines, of the 16th, savs "the farmers of the stricken coun ties in Missouri have fought the pest iu every way. At a little meeting held in the southern part of Jackson coun ty, last week, one farmer reported that he had ditched and destroyod one hun dred and twenty bushels of grasshop pers in three days work, but the war makes no apparent effect upon the countless swarms, end they seem to in crease in discouraging proportion to the destruction. Many of the farmers iu the stricken comities are utterly hopeless. The cattle and horses are collected in nerds and uroves anu uriv en southwest to Arkansas and the In dian Nation for pasturage. Missouri is Iikeiv to feel the necessity of going deep into the State treasury to keep her unfortunate people from starva--tion, loug before cold weather comes. Thero seems now no other prospect than that the State will be completely overrun, and tho swarms may be ex pected to reach Southern Illinois be tween the 20th and SOth of July." Mr. John J. Havermale, of Joshua Township, has placed in our hands a letter received from John and Sarah Smith, former residents of this county, who moved to Bates Countv,Missouri, four or five years ago. They give a terrible account of things. Last fall the grasshoppers destroyed nearly eve rything they had, and now tho young hoppers arc taking everything. They say "there is not a garden, nor any thing left in the whole country. It ia the most desolate place that ever poor, sufforig humanity was left in. Our meat lias given out, and what little money we had is all gone. John bought a little wheat on time, to mako bread. He borrowed $15. That ha took and bought corn with." Schlaushoimer Pltos Himsof Mlt Dob. Vone of dose days Mra. Schlaushei mcr hears a noises in the shtrcedtoud. She roon out uud itvasSchlaushcimcr sitting on his pack kicking mil his heels iu de air up. Uud lie spits mit his tnoudt, unit shtauds mit his head on, und cry oudt : "I haf the hrdra-dog pile me. I haf pite myself mit a mad dog I" Und dere vos a poodle rooning the shtrcedtup; and cfcrybody let hirn go shoost as fust as dcy could. Uud Mrs. Schlausheimor got frighted, uud she say: "Shall I roon und got kcrwick a doc tor man ?" "No," ho says, "I might die pofore he comes, und den vould come pack und pe a houuted houses whereferyou vos. You know the noospapcrsaydot ven you pite yourself mit a snakes, or hydrautfobia, the only tiugj vat vo for somctiugs goot, vas plenty visky a whole gallon full." So Bhc put hiin awf his little bedt, and vent und got dot visky. Uud Sclilauslieiiner vos awful sick ; und he vould hear vouc dog iu tito shtreect park, uud he vould park too; und if he vould hear two dogs in tho shtrcct park he vould park three. Den Mr. Schtaushciincr vould had to "ivc him some visky'to make him shtop park ing. Den she Rays, "Schlaiisheimcr, vere you got piled :" Den he says, "On de sidewalk." Den sho says, "Vot part of you, I mean, U dot hydrautfobia?" Den he say?, "it vas all ofcr me." Den she says, "You don't can draw him oudt. itudniaypcyou caught do hydantfobia pesides ; und it vas only for vouc hydrautfobia visky in de hoiiie 'genougli.'" Den she says, "Let me go for Dr. Sonncnschinidt." Den he says. "No; dot's no good bologna sus'ages vas petter. Pring some ; I va? hoongry." Deu she says, "1 should dink dot vas do vorst tmg3 vot you can eat bchlaus- hcimcr, for de hydrautfobia." Den he says, "Don't you know de briucipte of Homeopathy? 'datsamo tings cure dot fundings.' Veil, I get pito on de outside py a dog, so I i!l vaccinate on de Inside mit a sausage. Dot's de only ting, pesides blenty vis ky, dot vos for it, somo goot." Veil, so soon lie eat dot sausage, he park a little. Deu he says, "Dot's a goot sign. Dot vaccination took right avay. Give mo a little more vi3ky." Den he got shlcepy. but efary time she start for the doctor, he vould vakc uud park a little, und call for a little visky. At de last he vos sound a shleeping. Und she vent und got Dr. Sonncd)chmidt. Dr. Sonncnschmidt says, "Vere did Sclilauslieiiner pite himself?" Mr3. Schlausheimor says. "On his pack, near his ankle." So dcy look ou hi3 pack uud his ankle, but do didn't found no pito. Dunbury Newt. How Jetties Are Mado. The work" of constructing jetties is much simpler than most people sup pose. Tho general idea was that it would take a very long timo to im prove the mouth of the Mississippi by this means, but tho contractors are confident that it will requiro but a few months to demonstrate tho practica bility of the work, and to obtain decid ed results in the way of a deeper chan nel. Parts of tho work, such a3 ter minal piers, etc., may require somo timo for completion, but it is an en couraging feature of the plan that the main object, a reliable outlet, will bo achieved, if at all, in a much shorter time than by any other system. That being secured, so that vessels can pass in aud out, the finishing touches may be put ou at leisure aud without ob structing commerce. Tho manner of constructing jetties is among the simplest of all engineer ing works. Tho materials aud plan at tho South pass will bo nearly the samo as those used iu tho river Maas, in Holland. Tho materials will be wil lows and stone, with scarcely anything else. The willows are bound in long bundles, nine to twelve inches in diam atcr, and these are called fascine3. Other material thau willow could be used, provided the branches are long, slender and tough, with fewlcavesaml no lateral branches. They must pack close together, and not be rigid. Of these fascines largo rafts or mattresses aro constructed at the placo whero tho twigs arc cut, aud floated down to tho mouth. After beiug towcil to tho spot where they aro to be used, they arc loaded with broken stone aud sunk. The lower raft or mattres3 must of course bo the widest, each succeeding layor narrowing toward tho top. Tho work will thus be composed of alter nate strata of fascines aud stouc. The sides of the work thus formed would be a series of steps, but these will ho covered and the incline made uniform by brokon stone or rip-rap dumped in. To be short, jetties are nothing mure nor less thau levees raised to confino the channel: the only difference is that being under water they must bo of Euch materials as will withstand the wash of the water. The work will nearly all be iu very shallow water, and out of the channel, "and the sinking of a mattress of fascines iu such a place is a very simple affair. Sinking these rafts aud dumping stone in shallow water along a lino of guide piles is about all there is of the practical engineering problem. The magnitude of the work consists iu tho immense quantities of materials to be used and tho distance they must bo transported. Kcw Or leans Times. Too Many Now3papors. The editor of tho Greeley (Colorado) Tribune, Mr. Meeker, recently made a trip through Kan3a3, by direction of the Xew York Tribune, to ascertain the condition of our crops. Iu his own paper ho speaks of other things he ob served while in this State, and taking for hi3 text the recent consolidation of tho St. Louis Globe and Democrat, tho Louisville Journal and Courier, Chi cago Tost aud JIail, St. Paul Prcvs and Pioneer, extracts therefrom a moral conclusion worthy of attention. Ho finds that thero aro too many newspa pers in the country, aud that tho sur plus ones were started and run by pol iticians. He then proceeds to give the result of late personal observations in Kansas, where he discovered some cu rious things. It seems that in almo3t every little place there aro two news papers and sometimes three. After one was started and got uuderprosper ous headway, certain county politi cians held out inducements for another paper, promising abundant support, whilo iu fact there was not support enough for one. Others said they wanted a newspaper becauso they wanted to see a quarrel. Many of the printing offices had hardly mateiial enough to get out their papers, and a3 fordoing job work, thcvcould execute ouly the simplest kind, such m bill heads aud small po3ters. The county ollicers scut their work to the princi pal office at the capi;al (Topeka) foi the reason, as wo have stated, that these officers wanted lo got favorable notices from the papers printed at tho capital. Thus the local politicians had first induced the establishment of home papci'3 .that they might get local sup port aud see a fight between two bel legereuts, in quarrels they themselves helped to keep alive, and then starved the printers bvgetting their work done cl-owhere. "Now," says Mr. Meeker, "the publishing of a newspaper re quires as solid, honest work as plow ing or digging, and tho doing of job work is as tciicli legitimate, honest labor as tho bnilding of n steam cngino or tho running of it. Yet the county officials deliberately take away the work that belongs to the county, and they will lake it away from an olfico that can do it weil iud as quickly as from one that docs it poorly." A "Woodon Eand Growinff out of p. Gravo. On Monday onr city wa3 unusually excited by the exhibition in the Courier-Herald oPAcc of a hand of wood which grew out of a grave near York ville, i:i Gibson county. It was brought into our office by" Captain G. S. Andrews of that county, who cives us its history, William "Hcrron wai oat walking with his wife one Sunday evening not long ago, ami in passing an old," neglected graveyard near tho public road she saw. i gum bush with a bunch of mistletoe ou its top, aud requested her husband to got It for her. He cut the top off the bunli and com menced breaking off tho mistletoe, when, to his surprise and terror, ho discovered that the wood uuderiioath presented the perfect form of a human (laud. Captain Andrew?, hearing of the wonderful discovery, went to tha house of Mr. Ilcrrou, who, feeling rath uncomfortable over the thought that he cut it from a grave, and perhaps having some theory as to Iu supernat ural significance, "very willingly let Captain Andrews have ii. The bush from which it was cut wa ix feet high, and the hand wat on the top, pointing upward, presenting tho por tion of the minister's h.md whc.'i pro nouncing the benediction. It if about the size of a ix-j car-old child'. hand, with long, ilender fingers liko tuoicof a person very much emaciated by sick lies. The wood has an enlarged for untion on each finger and the thumb, representing and corresponding with the joints of the human. The most remarkable feature about it H the nat ural appearance of the nail. They aro a kind of Jlcli color, and the rc3t of the hand, uhcnj the bark ImdMiccn entirely removed, looks ghastlywhlte. Mr. Andrews says the gravo Xniin which it wm cu is -u pooled to be. tho grave of a very devoted Methodi-t minister by tho name of Butcher, who was burled tho re many years ago. Jackson (Jlfrs.) Courier-flerald. Col. Nicholas Smith and His Briclo in London. Perhaps I may bo permitted to -trillion the arrival in London of the young lady who was known and admired here as Miss Ida Greeley, and whom, wc arc now obliged to c.l Mr. Nich olas Yerre Smith. They reached town Thursday night, having li.ul a rapid hut round passago to Liverpool. Mrs. Cleveland aud her daughters and Miss Gabiielte Greeley arc with them. The party have taken a house at tho "West End for the remainder of-the season. Their later plans iuclude pretty extensive tours iu England. 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